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BRAND NEW 2018 Disney Dining Plan Changes!

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!  🙂

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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!

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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.

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***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.

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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…

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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:

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And some pictures of the food we ate:

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

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

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

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Disney News, Events, and Other Magical Details

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