Be Our Guest to add Lunch Reservations

Be-Our-Guest-Set-of-4-Dessert-PlatesBeginning on February 25, 2015 guests to the Walt Disney World will be able to make Advance Dining Reservations (ADR) at Be Our Guest for lunch.  Since opening in December, 2012 dinner reservations have been hard to come b, often frustrating guests.  Adding lunch will give more guests the opportunity to experience this wonderful restaurant.  ADRs may be made online using your My Disney Experience account or you may call in Disney Dinning.  Lunch guests may also (optional) be able to select their meal.

Later this year, breakfast will be coming to Be Our Guest as well.  No word on if this will be character dining experience, but chances are the beast will not be able to stay in the West Wing while guests are dining in his castle!

Give us your opinion: Is Disney asking you to plan too much, if you can select your food when you make your reservation?

5 Overlooked attractions in the Magic Kingdom

I know this is bound to stir up some discussion, but….in the opinion of this writer – these 5 under rated attractions should be on everyone’s list of “Must Do Attractions”

5.  Liberty Square Riverboat – Nestled in heart of Liberty Square is the landing for the 3 deck Liberty Belle riverboat.  Aboard this 17 minute journey along the Rivers of America yosteamboatu will take in such sights as an early American Settlement and a Native American village.  Also, from the decks of the Liberty Belle you will see unique views of Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain and The Haunted Mansion.

4.  Tom Sawyer Island –  In Frontierland you can board a log raft that is guided by a cast member, to cross the Rivers of America to Tom Sawyer Island.  Once on the island you take a self-guided expedition over dusty paths and creaky suspension bridges.  tom sawer islandThere are narrow passages, secret caves and an old fort to discover.  A bit of Trivia – The original Tom Sawyer Island in Disneyland has the distinction of being the only attraction designed entirely by Walt Disney!

3.  Country Bear Jamboree –  Located in Grizzly Hall in Frontierland is the WIldest Show in the WIlderness.  18 lifelike Hill Billy Bears will tickle your funny bone with some foot-stompin’, toe tappin’ back-slappin’ country tunes.  The jokes are corny but it is a great laugh as country-bear-jamboree-01these characters show you how to fun as only country bears can.

 

 

2. WEDWay People Mover – Or Tomorrowland Transit Authority sits high about Rockettower Plaza.  This Environmentally friendly attraction is overlooked by Disney Guests as the entrance is not well marked and there is never a line. You travel upward on a conveyor belt and board a tram that is pulled and pushed along the track by high powered magnets, the vehicle wedof travel for tomorrow.  This 10 minute slow moving attractions takes you into Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.  You also pass by an early architectural model of Progress City, a conceptual predecessor of Epcot.

1.  Carousel of Progress –  Located in Tomorrowland it is the oldest attraction in WDW and was  originally created for the 1964 World Fair.  After the Fair the attraction was moved to Disneyland and then in 1975 it was moved to the Magic Kingdom.   Some say it is 250px-CarouselofProgressWDWvery outdated and needs to be changed as it doesn’t show the future – the future in the last scene is very much the present.  It was last updated in 1993.  BUT…how can you pass up an attraction that has a catchy song – A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow AND holds the distinction of being the only attraction in Walt Disney World that was worked on by Walt Disney himself.  A MUST SEE in my book and every true Disney Fan!

These are my top 5 – what are your?  Let us know in the comments!

 

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

dtnemail-fwine-d074fHave you ever wanted to sample wine from different countries, but haven’t wanted to travel around the world? How about Italian or Mexican food in one day?  At the 2015 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, you could do just that!  Travel the world and sample drink and food from several different countries all in one day, or two or three!  Starting September 25 – November 16 you can travel the world through a culinary delight!  Sample food and beverage from over 25 different international marketplaces that will be located around the promenade in the World Showcase.   Prices range $3-$8.

Enjoy the Eat to the Beat concert series that will take place on the American Gardens Theatre stage.

The Festival and the Concert Series are included in your theme park admission.  Certain specialty events require a separate ticket.

Make it an adult escape weekend and enjoy the fun!