Tag Archives: Disney dining

Mission Space- New Space Themed Disney Dining Experience on the Way

By Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  July 31, 2017

20431541_311574022586813_1885742126363041741_n

One of the things that were announced at this year’s D23 Expo is out of this world! There will be a brand new restaurant at EPCOT that will offer an amazing dining experience and spectacular views- from above the Earth in space.

The new restaurant will be adjacent to Mission:Space and will invite all guests to journey into space and dine while among the stars. The new restaurant will be operated by the same Restaurant Group, Patina, that operates many other Disney dining locations, including Tutto Italia and Via Napoli at EPCOT and Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs.

We’ll be sure to let you know as this progress. Keep checking back for details, and in the meantime be sure and reach for the stars.

What do you think? Leave us a comment, a like, or just share us with your pals!  🙂

Images and video ©Disney

****

Are you visiting Disney, Universal, or ANY vacation destination in the future? We have some amazing all-inclusive packages available and can save you time and money so you and yours have the best time possible! After all, one of us is a former Disney Cast Member, and as a husband and wife team we travel the world in search of the best destinations possible.  Fill out our form HERE to receive your FREE quote. Our services are completely free for you to utilize and you will get YEARS of experience on your side when booking with Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures.

Always consider booking with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planning Agency. We will be available to assist you with everything from finding the best value for your travel party to getting dining reservations and Fastpass+ attractions lined up.  Just get in touch with us at moffits@madhatteradv.com or watch our adventures on Facebook. We don’t just book Disney, we LIVE it!

We are a FULL SERVICE travel agency- if you can travel there, we can book it for you!

Disney Dining Plan: Why You NEED It!

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  July 2, 2017

20161008_142052

We suggest the Disney Dining Plan to all of our Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures family. It is a no- brainer! If you plan ahead for a vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort (and you really should), there should be no debate about this addition to your package. There are three options when choosing the Disney Dining Plan (Quick Service, Regular, and Deluxe), and you can research which fits your party best prior to booking (with our help should you need info!).

We have taken many, many trips to WDW, and we have loved the trips that we paid for the Dining Plan the best for many reasons. It not only makes the vacation all inclusive, but it completely eliminates stress or worry about what to order! With the Disney Dining Plan, you can stretch out and enjoy yourself completely, knowing it is all paid for already. You can experience some of the very best dining establishments at the Walt Disney World Resort!

Here are some reasons we recommend in favor of the Disney Dining Plan:

1. Ease of Use– This is likely the main reason you should go for the dining plan, plain and simple. It is so simple to use! Your dining points are connected to your reservation (and your magic band) so you never have to think about it. Your receipt after every meal will show how many dining credits and snack credits you have remaining. It is so simple that even your children can go to a snack vendor in the Parks and get what they like for the snack of the moment. They can pay for the snack right with their magic band! And did we mention that you do not have to keep track of your finances for food? This leaves a LOT of time for you to enjoy yourself without adding up every nickle and dime.

20161008_142056

2. Control– When your party has the Disney Dining Plan, you have the ability to eat wherever you would like whenever you can get a reservation (or if it is quick service- you can get it whenever you want!). You can choose what you like from a very long list of restaurants, all of which have delicious fare. You can do counter service, a table service, or even a fine character dining experience- it is all point based! Be aware that the  premium restaurants/character dining experiences take 2 points per person instead of the regular 1 point per person, but they are well worth it!

20161008_145738

3. Simplicity – Although many think that the Disney Dining Plan will be hard to use and overwhelming, it is not. It is simple. You can see all of your points after each meal and decide where you want to spend them accordingly. Should you book with us, we will even help you plan! Seeing is believing, and it is easy to see once you begin. Never be afraid to ask should you have any questions- all of the Cast Members are eager to assist you.

20161008_150520

4. NO STRESS! – When we travel with the dining plan in place, we breathe easy. We have already paid for every meal- how simple is that? No longer concerned with how much this appetizer or entree costs, or if we should add dessert or just keep the bill down and pass, we have complete relaxation and can take our time enjoying the award winning culinary delights. Disney has even announced that the dining plan will now include points for a specialty beverage or alcoholic beverage per meal. Tips are not included, but it is less expensive all around when you use the dining plan, so the tip is commonly lower in amount.

20161008_150531

5. SAVE $$$$– As soon as you use the dining plan for your first experience, you will be able to see how much you have saved than if you ordered off of the menu. It is important to keep in mind that at Disney, all magic comes with a price- and the food is costly. With the plan, you can get an appetizer, entree, dessert, and a specialty beverage or alcoholic beverage for everyone in your party! You will be able to see the cash value of your meal, and that will show you exactly all you need to know.

20161010_093127

6. Options!– You can order anything off of the menu and choose whatever you like for each part of your meal with the Disney Dining Plan. In fact, you can even talk with a chef or server should you have dietary restrictions and they will bend over backwards to help you. The plan gives you choices, it does not take them away.

20161011_185457

7. Character Experiences While Dining – If you like to have a lot of extra fun while at Disney, you should choose a character dining experience. There are a LOT of options at WDW for this, so we tell all of our Mad Hatter family of clients about the possibilities. The Disney Dining Plan allows you to partake in the fun without paying a higher price!

18813912_1791178287860553_2178200271827821249_n

8. HIGH STANDARDS!– Walt Disney World serves some of the best food in the world at it’s restaurants. The quality is outstanding. They even fly in fresh Alaskan salmon every day for some of the locations! It is an experience, each time you eat. With the Disney Dining Plan, you are treated like royalty- but you do not have to concern yourself with the bill. All of your party can eat what they want, without the constraint of a budget.

20161011_185519

9. Snack Time!– Everywhere you turn in the Disney Parks, there are little temptations called snack vendors. From popcorn to turkey legs, to Dole Whip to a famous Mickey ice cream bar- you are covered and so are your party members. YUM- more fun and no stress attached! One of the things we hear before our clients go to Disney is that they will just skip the snacking to save money and go without the dining plan. They return and they have ALL told us that they wound up paying more because they did not add the plan, and they could NOT go without some of the most famous and wonderful snack fare in the world.

wp-image-530427603

10. BONUS! – When we had to leave at the end of our last stay, we had some leftover points. Guess what?! You can buy snacks to go in all of the resort shops and vendor locations! We were able to bring some stellar candy, cookies, and such home for other family members without batting an eye- and we even brought a few things for some coworkers. This made everyone happy!

18582538_1786420521669663_8045141105598415680_n

We’ve also heard some clients tell us that “it was just too much food for us” when they booked themselves or ordered on their previous trips. We fixed that! We can tell you which plan will fit your party just based on a few questions so you do not overdo or overpay!

All images ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures

What do you think? Leave us a comment, a like, or just share us with your pals!  🙂

The info on each Disney Dining Plan level is as follows:

For 2017:

Quick Service Dining

  • 2 quick-service meals
  • 2 snacks
  • 1 refillable mug
ADULT PER NIGHT OF STAY: $48.19 Child PER NIGHT OF STAY: $20.88
Regular Dining

  • 1 table-service meal
  • 1 quick-service meal
  • 2 snacks
  • 1 refillable mug
$69.35 $24.95
Deluxe Dining

  • 3 meals (any combination of table-service and quick-service)
  • 2 snacks
  • 1 refillable mug
$106.68 $38.75
For 2018:

Quick Service Dining

  • 2 quick-service meals
  • 2 snacks
  • 1 refillable mug
ADULT PER NIGHT OF STAY: $52.50 Child PER NIGHT OF STAY : $21.74
Regular Dining

  • 1 table-service meal
  • 1 quick-service meal
  • 2 snacks
  • 1 refillable mug
$75.49 $25.75
Deluxe Dining

  • 3 meals (any combination of table-service and quick-service)
  • 2 snacks
  • 1 refillable mug
$116.25 $39.99

BRAND NEW 2018 Disney Dining Plan Changes!

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures  June 21, 2017

IMG_0410
The Yak Attack is now part of the Disney Dining Plan for 2018! ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures

This week Disney changed things up again. This time, Disney has announced some  changes and alterations to the ever-popular Disney Dining Plan. Coinciding with the release of 2018 Walt Disney World vacation packages, the dining plan changes are highlighted below.

You can discover more information on Disney’s official site or at Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures (and request a free no-obligation quote!).

Magic Your Way® Packages
Guests of select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels with Magic Your Way Vacation Packages that include a Disney Dining Plan have several new beverage options available.

Beverages – Guests under 21 can choose (1) non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests over 21 can choose either one (1) single serving non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one (1) single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.

A single serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Artisanal Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot chocolates
  • Soda, Coffee, or Tea

A single serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails

Most beer, wine and mixed drink beverages included, some exceptions apply.
Guests must be age 21 and over and present valid ID to be served one (1) alcoholic beverage.

Alcoholic beverages may only be redeemed with a quick-service or table-service meal entitlement.


Magical Extras

Added

  • Planet Hollywood
  • EARL OF SANDWICH
  • Wolfgang Puck Express
  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop
  • JOHNNY WAS
  • Live Trends
  • Set the Bar
  • Sublime Gifts and Finds
  • Sugarboo & Co.
  • UGG
  • Vince Camuto
  • Basin

Removed

  • The Hairwraps Company
  • Shore

Add-Ons

Golf

  • Guests may book tee times up to 180 days in advance (subject to availability).

Please note that the last date of a Guest’s 2018 Magic Your Way Package may not be more than 499 days in the future and most airlines can not be booked more than 331 days in the future.

What do you think? Leave us a comment, a like, or just share us with your pals!  🙂

***

Are you visiting Disney, Universal, or ANY vacation destination in the future? We have some amazing all-inclusive packages available and can save you time and money so you and yours have the best time possible! After all, one of us is a former Disney Cast Member, and as a husband and wife team we travel the world in search of the best destinations possible.  Fill out our form HERE to receive your FREE quote. Our services are completely free for you to utilize and you will get YEARS of experience on your side when booking with Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures.

Always consider booking with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planning Agency. We will be available to assist you with everything from finding the best value for your travel party to getting dining reservations and Fastpass+ attractions lined up.  Just get in touch with us at moffits@madhatteradv.com or watch our adventures on Facebook. We don’t just book Disney, we LIVE it!

We are a FULL SERVICE travel agency- if you can travel there, we can book it for you!

Destination Disney Dining Discussion- Be Our Guest Restaurant

by Rhonda Moffit, Moffits-Mad Hatter Adventures    June 18, 2017

20140906_114612
Yes, the grey stuff really is delicious!  ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures

One of our favorite places to dine at the Walt Disney World Resort is undoubtedly Be Our Guest restaurant located within the Beast’s Castle. We love the ambiance most of all, but the food is delicious regardless of which meal you eat. You can book breakfast, lunch, or dinner and will likely enjoy any one of these options.

20140906_120048
The Grand Ballroom is a lovely feast while you are a guest of the beast!  ©Moffits: Mad Hatter Adventures

We love the way Disney describes Be Our Guest:

Feast on French-inspired fare in one of our elaborately themed rooms—straight out of the beloved Disney classic!

Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and elegant 550-seat dining destination located at the foot of Beast’s Castle in Fantasyland. Whether you are enjoying a quick-service breakfast or lunch, or the stately elegance of a table-service dinner, you can select from 1 of 3….

Royal Rooms for Loyal Subjects
Be Our Guest offers 3 meticulously imagineered dining areas, each designed to immerse our Guests in the heartwarming mystery and romance of Beauty and the Beast:

  • The Grand Ballroom – Go for baroque in this magnificent ballroom with its high, domed ceiling, chandeliers and snow-laced Gothic arches.
  • The West Wing – Dine in the Beast’s mysterious West Wing study—if you dare—and perhaps you’ll even spy his enchanted rose.
  • The Castle Gallery – Get swept up in the romance of Belle’s private library, and inspired by the larger-than-life figures of Belle and Beast dancing.

Each room is exquisite—but which best befits your royal visit? All 3 venues share the same menu, so whichever you choose, you cannot lose!

Source: Disney

We agree!

What do you think? Leave us a comment, a like, or just share us with your pals!  🙂

***

Are you visiting Disney, Universal, or ANY vacation destination in the future? We have some amazing all-inclusive packages available and can save you time and money so you and yours have the best time! After all, one of us is a former Disney Cast Member, and as a husband and wife team we travel the world in search of the best destinations possible.  Fill out our form HERE to receive your FREE quote. Our services are completely free for you to utilize and you will get YEARS of experience on your side when booking with Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures.

Always consider booking with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planning Agency. We will be available to assist you with everything from finding the best value for your travel party to getting dining reservations and Fastpass+ attractions lined up.  Just get in touch with us at moffits@madhatteradv.com or watch our adventures on Facebook. We don’t just book Disney, we LIVE it!

We are a FULL SERVICE travel agency- if you can travel there, we can book it for you!

The Music of PIXAR Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios- Dining Packages Announced!

33917757170_de83fd5e20_b

by Moffits- Mad Hatter Adventures
As of today, April 27, 2017, Disney has announced the eagerly awaited dining packages for The Music of PIXAR Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We anticipate that these will fill fairly quickly, so don’t hesitate. We are booking these packages already for our amazing Mad Hatter Adventures clients- check our Facebook page for updates, pics from the parks, and up to the minute Disney deals!
From the Disney dining site:

Beginning May 26, 2017, you’re invited to indulge in The Music of Pixar Live! Dining Package—which includes one of many unforgettable dining options at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, along with reserved seating at the Theater of the Stars for the park’s all-new evening entertainment.

A showcase of popular Disney•Pixar songs, The Music of Pixar Live! features soundtrack selections from films like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and Up, as performed by a live orchestra. Plus, while the symphony plays, you can watch in wonder as it all comes together with movie montages, outtakes and interview clips from the very folks behind the music!

Featuring great food, cherished music and an atmosphere like no other, The Music of Pixar Live! Dining Package is a one-of-a-kind experience—one you won’t forget… and one you surely won’t want to miss.

Guests who purchase The Music of Pixar Live! Dining Package can enjoy one of three performances of The Music of Pixar Live! each evening—in addition to a meal at one of the following restaurants:

Hollywood & Vine

  • Breakfast – $39 per adult and $25 per child
  • Lunch – $52 per adult and $32 per child
  • Dinner – $57 per adult and $35 per child

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

  • Lunch & Dinner – $45 per adult and $18 per child

The Hollywood Brown Derby

  • Lunch & Dinner – $65 per adult and $22 per child

Important Dining Details

  • Each dining package includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert—or one full buffet, where applicable—along with a non-alcoholic beverage and one guaranteed seat for The Music of Pixar Live! held on the same day.
  • For reservations, please book online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.
  • Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
  • All prices listed do not include tax and gratuity.
  • Some dining plans are accepted—with one table-service entitlement required at Hollywood & Vine and Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, and two required at The Hollywood Brown Derby.
But wait- there’s more! A package which offers seating for both The Music of PIXAR Live and Fantasmic is also available for you and yours to enjoy.

Guests who purchase The Music of Pixar Live! and Fantasmic! Dining Package can enjoy one of three performances of The Music of Pixar Live! and the evening’s single showing of Fantasmic!—in addition to a meal at one of the following restaurants:

Hollywood & Vine

  • Breakfast – $44 per adult and $28 per child
  • Lunch – $57 per adult and $35 per child
  • Dinner – $62 per adult and $38 per child

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

  • Lunch & Dinner – $50 per adult and $21 per child

The Hollywood Brown Derby

  • Lunch & Dinner – $70 per adult and $25 per child

Free Dining Disney World 2013 Predictions

Eat.Breathe.Sleep.Magic.

Free-Dining-1

***Update:  New rumor here.***

Everyone wants to know:  When, oh when, will Disney release their ever popular Free Dining discount for 2013??

The quick answer:  No one knows for sure.

free-dining

The long answer:  The good news is I am very hopeful to see fall free dining for 2013.  In the past, Disney has split up the fall months into 2 time frames:  September and October-December.

For the month of September free dining promotion:  Last year Disney released that free dining discount right around March 5, 2012, so we are already a little late for this promotion in 2013.  It had to be booked by May 18th for the travel dates August 25 – September 29, 2012.

For the the October – December free dining promotion:  Last year, Disney released the free dining discount right around July 12, 2012 and it had to be booked by Sept 29, 2012. The…

View original post 120 more words

My Favorite Animal Kingdom restaurant

Eat.Breathe.Sleep.Magic.

Over my most recent trip to Disney World this past December, my mom & I ate at a restaurant in Animal Kingdom for the first time – Yak & Yeti.  Not only is this restaurant beautifully themed, it also is right on the parade route AND has really yummy food!

I’m going back to Disney World in June, and I’m taking my husband to experience Yak & Yeti.  I’ve been dreaming about the Fried Wontons (the most amazing dessert) since December and am contemplating just ordering 2 of those instead of an entree.

 

A few pictures of the decor:

IMG_0153

IMG_0148

 

IMG_0147

 

 

And some pictures of the food we ate:

Tempura Shrimp – chili plum sauce, coconut-ginger rice, stir fried vegetables $19.99

IMG_0150

 

 

Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli – flank steak, broccoli, brown sauce $18.99

IMG_0151

 

 

Fried Wontons – Skewers of fresh pineapple and cream cheese wontons, vanilla…

View original post 97 more words

Disney News, Events, and Other Magical Details

%d bloggers like this: