Disney World News – New Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk

Reservations open today for Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk!

Opening day is set for December 18 for Trattoria al Forno, the new restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk that will showcase classic Italian cuisine including handcrafted mozzarella made daily, fresh cavatelli pasta and pizzas baked in wood-burning ovens. Trattoria al Forno will be open from 7:30-11:00am for breakfast, 5:00-10:00pm for dinner and accepts the Disney Dining Plan. For reservations, please call 407-WDW-DINE or book online by clicking here. Reservations open today, Tuesday, October 21!

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TouringPlans – Vancouver Cruise Terminal Basics

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Disney World News – Epcot Food & Wine Festival Underway

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Is Underway

From now until November 10, taste your way around the world at 28 International Market Places. Remember to check out the Eat to the Beat Concert Series at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8pm. There are also many special festival experiences at the Festival Welcome Center hosted by Transitions® adaptive lenses™ – open daily 9am – park close including:

  • Culinary demonstrations – daily at 1, 3 and 5 pm ($15 per person)
  • Wine and beverage seminars – daily at 12, 2 and 4pm ($15 per person)
  • Mixology seminars – daily at 6pm ($15 per person)
  • The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar – daily from 9 am – park close (Free)
  • Back to Basics – Sundays at 12:15, 2:15, 4:15 and 6:15pm
  • Book, bottle signings and meet and greets
  • Seasons of the Vine film
  • Intermissions Cafe – 9am – park close
  • The Festival Center Wine Shop and The Stockpot Shop – 9 am – park close

For more information about the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, please click here.

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Disney World News – Frozen Holiday Package Coming To Hollywood Studios

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Great news! A Frozen Holiday Premium Package Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

A new Frozen Holiday Premium Package has been announced! Offered November 7 – 19, November 21 – December 9 and December 11 – January 4, 2015, this package includes reserved seating for a performance of For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at the Premiere Theatre, reserved Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights viewing with a Frozen-themed dessert party (which will feature mini Anna cupcakes and mini Elsa cupcakes among other delicious treats) in the evening, a holiday themed lithograph and a Frozen pin. The package costs $89 per adult and $59 per child (ages 3 – 9) plus tax (gratuity is included). Valid theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required and is not included in this package price. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.

Disney World News – Haunted Mansion Shop Memento Mori Now Open

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Great news! Memento Mori Haunted Mansion-themed Shop Now Open!

MerchandiseMemento Mori, the Haunted Mansion-themed merchandise shop, is officially open in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom. Once considered the abode of Madame Leota, this shop is the destination for a variety of Haunted Mansion Authentic merchandise created especially for Disney Parks. The Disney Parks online store is now carrying select items from the Haunted Mansion Collection. Please click here to check them out!

Disney Movie Review – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Photo Courtesy of Disney.com

Today my boys and I decided it was time to hit the movies again. This time, we ventured out to the theatre to see the newest Disney release, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. We have been seeing the preview for this film for months, and we’ve been eagerly awaiting its release. From the trailers, it looked like it would be a perfect combination of comedy and a meaningful message. We were not disappointed! 

WARNING – SPOILERS FOLLOWING THE PHOTO!!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Photo Courtesy of Disney.com

This film is based on a book by the same name and follows the story of Alexander who is about to turn 12 years old. The day before his birthday, he has a particularly bad day while the rest of his family’s lives couldn’t be better. He makes a wish that his family could experience a day like his and the rest, as they say, is history. What follows is the hilarious and heart-warming story of what happens to each member of his family over the course of Alexander’s birthday. The script, characters and acting are all exceptional and there is a little bit of something that everyone can relate to in this film. Seriously, who hasn’t had such a bad day that you just have to laugh?

Overall, my boys and I loved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! This is by far one of the best family movies that we have seen this year. I would definitely recommend this film to families with kids of all ages! I’ve included the trailer below and for more details, reviews, ratings and for help determining if it might be right for your family, please check out this link.

Have you seen Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day?
Did you enjoy it? Please leave a comment!

Special Limited Time Stay Play And Dine Offer At Walt Disney World

Disney World Discount

Please check out this incredible limited time offer
from my friend, Jennifer Hardy, at Destinations in Florida!

For those of you thinking about a January – March Walt Disney World Vacation you won’t need anymore convincing! The popular Stay Play and Dine offer is back for travel December 14 – 20, 2014 and January 5 – March 7, 2015. This is a bundle discount that offers a little bit off everything in the package. A minimum stay of 3 nights and 2 day tickets are required. Remember the only requirement to book a package is a $200.00 deposit, and the balance must be paid in full 45 days prior to arrival.

Booking Window

10/6-12/29/2014 for Disney Visa Holders ONLY

10/9-12/29/2014 for General Public

Excluded Resorts: Art Of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms, Grand Floridian Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian Villas, Fort Wilderness Campsites and 3 bedroom Villas

There is also a Room Only Discount for travel January 5 – March 28, 2015.  Keep in mind that this is based on availability and all resorts may not have rooms available for your travel dates at a discount rate.

All Star Sports, All Star Music, Pop Century and Art Of Animation Family Suites: 15% off on weekends, 20% off on weekdays

All Star Movies: 10% off on weekends, 15% off on weekdays

Coronado Springs, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans – Riverside, Fort Wilderness Cabins: 20% off on weekends, 25% off on weekdays

Port Orleans – French Quarter: 10% off on weekends, 15% off on weekdays

Coronado Springs Suites: 10% off all nights

Yacht Club, Beach Club, Boardwalk Inn, Polynesian, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge Standard and Pool View: 30% off all nights

Animal Kingdom Lodge Club Level and Savanna View: 20% off all nights

Deluxe Suites at all Deluxe Resorts: 10% off all nights

Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, Beach Club Villas, Boardwalk Villas, Wilderness Lodge Villas: 30% off all nights

Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo and Kidani Villas: 20% off all nights

Excluded Resorts: Grand Floridian Villas, Fort Wilderness Campsites, Grand Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms, Polynesian Villas and 3 bedroom Villas

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TouringPlans – What To Do The Night Before Your Disney Alaska Cruise

Please check out my latest article about fun things to do in Vancouver the night before your Disney Alaska Cruise!

Tuesday Trivia – Epcot World Showcase Japan Pavilion Pagoda

Epcot World Showcase Japan Pavilion Pagoda

What do the five stories of Epcot’s World Showcase Japan Pavilion pagoda represent in the Buddhist universe?

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Daily Dose Of Disney – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Opening Day

Disney's Animal Kingdom Tree of Life

Did you know that Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened on Earth Day April 22, 1998?