Disney Dining

ABC Commissary Now Accepting Reservations - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Up to this point, Be Our Guest (Magic Kingdom – Breakfast & Lunch only) has been the only quick-service location to accept advance reservations but you can now book dinner reservations at ABC Commissary in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  I love this for a few reasons:

  1. ABC Commissary is one of the few indoor quick-service locations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  2. Reservations ensure guaranteed seating which is wonderful for weary guests and families with small children.

  3. They have a new and much improved menu

  4. Fantasmic and Fireworks make it difficult to fit in dinner at this park; reservations will help you fit everything into your evening.

Book dining through your MyDisneyExperience account or by calling 407-WDW-DINE

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Chef Mickey's Relocating Temporarily Late 2017

Due to refurbishments, Chef Mickey's Restaurant will temporarily relocate to the Convention Center at Disney's Contemporary Resort from late November through December 2017.

Due to refurbishments, Chef Mickey's Restaurant will temporarily relocate to the Convention Center at Disney's Contemporary Resort from late November through December 2017.

Due to refurbishments, Chef Mickey’s Restaurant will relocate to the convention center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort from late November through December 2017. You do not need to make any changes to existing reservations for those dates - just know that you won't be going to the same location that you have in the past.

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We want to help you have the most wonderful, most memorable Disney vacation possible. We know that giving you good, up-to-date information and a few simple tools will make a huge difference in your Disney vacation. Long lines become short lines and you will have great memories of shared experiences instead of missed opportunities.  That's why we're called Build A Better Mouse Trip.

Here’s how we help you have a great vacation:

  1. Your travel agent – You have one agent from start-to-finish who knows your name and your priorities and who wants to do everything possible to help you have a wonderful experience.
  2. “Best Days” Itinerary – We’ll help you build an itinerary that includes your priorities for fireworks, parades, crowds and shows. Then we help with dining & Fastpass+ reservations.
  3. Saving Money – Of course we watch for discounts and promotion and automatically apply the best available offer to your reservation but we also help you avoid up-sells and options you won’t use.
  4. We Are Fee-Free - We book directly through Disney and we never charge a service fee so you never pay any extra to use our services when you book your trip through us.  You can have all the benefits Disney offers PLUS all the services we offer.  You can also purchase planning services through us if you've booked on your own or through another travel agency. 

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New! Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package Introduced at Magic Kingdom

New! Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package Introduced at Magic Kingdom

The Festival of Fantasy Parade lunch package is a wonderful new dining option for guests at the Magic Kingdom beginning October 10, 2016.   With this package, you enjoy a prix fixe lunch at Tony's Town Square restaurant and you receive a voucher that allows you to watch the Disney Festival of Fantasy parade from a reserved area in front of the flagpole on Main Street USA.  This is a fantastic spot to watch the parade you see the castle in the background as the colorful and whimsical floats come towards you and it also provides a great view of the side of the floats as they make their turn before exiting the park.   I also love that this eliminates the need to stake out a spot early to see this delightful Disney World parade.

Your lunch will include a three-course meal: appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage).  Cost: $45 per adult / $17 per child (age 3 - 9), plus tax and gratuity.   This is a great value for anyone on a Disney Dining plan as this experience only costs one table-service meal credit per person.  

Advance reservations are required.  If you've booked your Disney vacation through us, your Build A Better Mouse Trip travel agent can make reservations on your behalf - subject to availability.   If not, you can call Disney dining reservations at 407-WDW-DINE.  This can now be booked online through the end of February, 2017; look for "Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package". There are several block-out dates: Nov. 11 & 12, Nov. 20 - 26, Dec. 18, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Feb. 18 - 20, 2017.

Don't Miss Out on Great Experiences at Disney World!

We want to help you have the most wonderful, most memorable Disney vacation possible. We know that giving you good, up-to-date information and a few simple tools will make a huge difference in your Disney vacation. Long lines become short lines and you will have great memories of shared experiences instead of missed opportunities.  That's why we're called Build A Better Mouse Trip.

Here’s how we help you have a great vacation:

  1. Your travel agent – You have one agent from start-to-finish who knows your name and your priorities and who wants to do everything possible to help you have a wonderful experience.
  2. “Best Days” Itinerary – We’ll help you build an itinerary that includes your priorities for fireworks, parades, crowds and shows. Then we help with dining & Fastpass+ reservations.
  3. Saving Money – Of course we watch for discounts and promotion and automatically apply the best available offer to your reservation but we also help you avoid up-sells and options you won’t use.
  4. We Are Fee-Free - We book directly through Disney and we never charge a service fee so you never pay any extra to use our services when you book your trip through us. You can have all the benefits Disney offers PLUS all the services we offer.

Let’s start planning a great vacation!

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Disney World Vacation Tip: Eat Outside Your Comfort Zone

Disney World Vacation Tip: Eat Outside Your Comfort Zone - you'll be glad you did!

Disney World Vacation Tip: Eat Outside Your Comfort Zone - you'll be glad you did!

Disney has SO much more to offer than burgers and chicken - foods from all over the world are at your fingertips, so be open to trying new things - we bet you'll find something absolutely wonderful you didn't know existed!

We tried a lunch at Sanaa, at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge,  on our last trip - out of the ordinary for us. We ordered butter chicken because we recognized the words "butter" and "chicken", but what were tamarind chutney, red chile sambal, and cucumber raita? We have no idea, but they were delicious. Vindaloo? Completely clueless, but it tasted awesome. We didn't even know "kefta" was a word until our daughter ate it.

Give something new and unexpected a try - odds are you'll be glad you did!

If not.....Pineapple Whips cure most ills.

About the author:  Toni is a travel agent specializing in Orlando theme park vacations.  She is an expert at helping her clients find a wonderful balance of theme park fun and relaxation. 

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Ian's Theme Park Tip: Don't Skip Meals!

Disney World & Universal Orlando Tip: You've gotta eat to stay on your feet; don't sabotage your vacation by skipping meals. 

Disney World & Universal Orlando Tip: You've gotta eat to stay on your feet; don't sabotage your vacation by skipping meals. 

While at the parks, you may be tempted to "push through" and sacrifice eating to experience more attractions - don't. 

Listen to the advice of our friend Stacey:  "My husband witnessed our eldest son in a hangry* moment several years ago.  Two bites of a Subway sandwich and he was a different child.  Now my hubby is more willing to get snacks and take short breaks.   It makes all the difference!  We make sure to always have granola bars and water bottles in our backpacks!"

Walking around the parks for an entire day can burn up to 1,000 calories, so take the time you need to replenish the fuel your body is definitely burning off. Don't sacrifice your health or your sanity - your family & friends will thank you!  

In addition to decades of experience feeling rumbly in his tumbly, Ian Scott is an expert at helping people plan Disney vacations.  Read more about Ian and ask him for a no-obligation vacation quote at http://www.buildabettermousetrip.com/ian-scott-bio/ 

 * Hangry (han-gree), adjective: an amalgum of hungry + angry.  Click here to read about the science of "hangry". 

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Will Disney Keep Offering Free Dining?

Will Disney World continue to offer Free Dining Promotions?

I have no secret, insider information and while I do think there is a very good chance we’ll see a Disney World free dining promotion for this fall, for the first time, I am not sure how much longer it will be offered.  Here are my thoughts - construction walls in the parks and worries about hurricanes or the economy  will impact the number of bookings at Disney World and these are all good reasons to think Disney will roll out a proven performer like free dining to keep people coming through the gates this fall.  Here's the thing, they have released a modified "Free Meal" offer that includes only one quick-service meal per guest, per night for guests staying at a value resort the past couple of summers.  This is actually a really great deal compared to typical summer offers but I can't help but wonder if Disney is testing the response to this promotion as a potential way of phasing out full free dining promotions once they start opening those new Star Wars, and Toy Story lands they're building.  Those new lands are very ambitious projects that are sure to drive big numbers of guests to the parks.  Couple that with the fact that, in 2017, the changed the Free Dining Promotion so that only Deluxe resorts received the Disney Dining Plan that includes a table-service meal per night of stay, now both moderate resorts and value resorts only receive the quick-service dining plan for free and have to pay the difference between the quick-service and standard plans.  Disney may be hoping that they won't need to feed us for free to get us to come, even during hurricane season.  

Wouldn't it be great if I am wrong?   People have been predicting the demise of Free Dining for years and Disney continued to offer it; perhaps they will continue to do so for years to come.  I hope so!

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