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Meme Monday

Are you right or wrong?

Ears the News with Richard

Image courtesy Disney Parks Blog The Magic Kingdom's nightly Wishes Dessert Party has undergone some modifications, bringing some more upscale food and drink offerings and a higher price point. Previously priced at $29, the new Wishes Dessert Party jumps to $49 for adults, and $29 for ages 3-9. Along with the price increase comes an update to the food and drink offerings, along with a more upscale experience with table cloths and place settings. Sparkling cider, hot drinking chocolate and signature lemonades join the beverage line-up in addition to the soft drinks. Desserts include chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, ice cream, seasonal fruit and cheese, and Disney character-themed cupcakes. Reservations can be made beginning today by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dine, or calling 407-WDW-DINE.  The event begins on July 5 2015. Until then, the existing Tomorrowland Terrace dessert party continues to be available. Epcot's Innoventions West will

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Pictures

  Click here to read a review of this resort. All photos courtesy of Jason Oswalt at Studio 2719

Grand Floridian Cafe Review

Located inside Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Grand Floridian Cafe is definitely one of those restaurants at Disney that seem to fall off of the radar, but  should definitely be considered a hidden gem. With the vast selections of restaurants serving breakfast on Disney property, this is one of our favorites! Tastefully decorated with a Victorian flair, Grand Floridian Cafe is bright, cheerful and friendly, while offering views of the Grand Floridian's courtyard, and very serene. Being just a staircase (or elevator ride) away from the monorail, access to Grand Floridian Cafe, could not be more convenient. Offering full menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) are usually easy to come by. Walk ups are possible, but not guaranteed. I know, I know.... get on to the food!! During our last visit in the Fall, we headed to Grand Floridian Cafe for breakfast. This is a *must dine at* location every year for us. We start

Meme Monday

It's the only thing better than W-E-E-K-E-N-D!

Summer 2015 Discounts now available for Walt Disney World

Summer discounts have just been released for all Walt Disney World guests! If you're planning to visit this summer, you don't want to miss out on this offer, which provides a savings on your resort stay. The amount depends on your dates and resort (see below). For a free quote and complimentary planning assistance, send us a message at Vacations@KingdomKonsultant.com. We would love to help you plan the perfect vacation, and our services are always free! 2015 Summer Discount details There are two available sets of travel dates. First window: June 16 to August 9. Savings on your room: Value resort- 15% Moderate resort- 20% Deluxe/Deluxe villa resort- 30% Second window: August 10 to August 27 Savings on your room: Value resort- 20% Moderate resort- 25% Deluxe/Deluxe villa resort- 30% The following resorts/accommodations are not included in the current offer: All Star Movies, Art of Animation Little Mermaid rooms, Bay Lake Towers, Villas at the Grand Flo

Ears the News with Richard

Image courtesy Disney Parks Blog As of today (March 20, 2015), Disney offers breakfast service at Be Our Guest restaurant.  It will be offered in a test capacity through to June 18 2015. Breakfast will begin at 8:00 AM through to 10:00 AM, and will be quick service prix fixe at $19.99 plus tax for adults, and $11.99 plus tax for ages 3 - 9. Each breakfast begins with a pastry basket for sharing, and then a choice of entree and self service beverage. Image courtesy Disney Parks Blog Breakfast at Be Our Guest will be on the Disney Dining Plan with 1 quick service credit, and just like lunch, it will require a reservation even though it is a quick service offering. Walks up will be offered if space is available, which is very unlikely. Unlike lunch, pre-ordering of menu items will not be available, and selections will be made inside the restaurant. Reservations began on March 17 using My Disney Experience for dates from March 20 through to June 18 2015.

Nine Dragons Review

Located in Epcot's Chinese Pavilion, Nine Dragons is definitely one of those Disney World restaurants that seems to fall off of the radar. Now, I'll admit, I must have passed Nine Dragon's a hundred times, and never thought to dine here. I am betting most of you are thinking the way I did; "I can get Chinese food at home", or have made ADRs (Advanced Dining Reservations for you first time visitors) only to cancel and dine elsewhere. A lot of past reviews are mixed regarding this restaurant, which I think contributed to me not dining here in the past, but I had to give Nine Dragons a fair chance. I can tell you, I'm glad we did! And....... did you know NO MSG is used in any dishes at Nine Dragon's? Neither did I! Being a fan, that was great news to me! Nine Dragons underwent a recent facelift or refurb in Disney-speak in 2009. It really is a pretty restaurant. The reception area does tend to get a bit crowded, but we were seated within fifteen minu

Meme Monday

This always sounds so much better!

Ears the News with Richard

The Walt Disney World Monorail Express beam will be operating on a reduced schedule through to the summer of 2015. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM, the Express beam will be closed for maintenance. During that time, the Resort and Epcot beams will continue to operate as normal. Watercraft and busses will also be operating throughout the closures. The revised schedule begins on March 10 2015. The quiet pool at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort will be closing for a major refurbishment in April. The exact dates are not available, but it is expected that the pool will close in mid April 2015 through to early January 2016. The resort's main feature pool will open prior to the closure of the quiet pool, and will bring a new pool deck, hot tub, and kids play area when it opens in April 2015. Winged Encounter has relocated to the center of the park. The perch that was previously just across from Flame Tree Barbecue is now relocated to the area in front of