Wednesday, April 13, 2016

10 Best Quick Service Meals at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square. This little spot offers interesting, healthful ideas for quick service, including fresh grilled salmon with cous cous and fresh broccoli, and the popular Lighthouse sandwich with hummus, tomato and broccoli slaw. And there’s also a delicious fresh lobster roll. Also fried shrimp, fish, chicken nuggets and clam chowder.

Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square. Grab as freshly made waffle sandwich – choose sweet-and-spicy chicken, ham, prosciutto and Swiss cheese, or Nutella and fresh fruit.


Sunshine Seasons, The Land pavilion, Future World. Four shops offer a diverse selection of fresh eats, taking fast-casual cuisine to the next level. Wood-fired grills and rotisseries, made-to-order sandwiches, Asian noodle bowls and stir-fries, and fresh soups and salads are featured. Sunshine Seasons is perfect for families with picky eaters.

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie, France pavilion, World Showcase. From French cheese and warm baguettes to quiches, sandwiches, soups and salads, this is a favorite spot for Epcot fans. Great breakfast spot too, as it opens at 9 a.m. ahead of other World Showcase restaurants.

Katsura Grill, Japan pavilion, World Showcase. Sushi; teriyaki chicken, beef and salmon; miso soup and udon noodles make a terrific meal (with a pretty Japanese garden).

Tangierine CafĂ©, Morocco pavilion, World Showcase. Lentil salad, hummus, tangerine couscous salad, shwarma, falafel wraps and kefta. Don’t miss the baklava.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Backlot Express. Grilled vegetable sandwich, Southwest salad with chicken, pressed turkey club on multi-grain bread, cantaloupe and cucumber salad with Zinfandel vinaigrette.

ABC Commissary. Creative fast food with a healthy twist: Asian salad with salmon; couscous, quinoa and arugula salad with chicken; no-sugar-added strawberry parfait.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree Barbecue on Discovery Island. Wood-roasted chicken, pulled pork and hickory-smoked ribs are featured. You can dine outdoors in riverside dining pavilions.

Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes in Asia. Walk-up windows shrimp lo mein, crispy honey chicken, orange beef, chicken fried rice.

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Darren Wittko - Specializes in Disney Destinations with Magical Vacations Travel. He is rated a Best of the Best Disney Travel Agent by readers of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Find Your Happy Pace! Save with this Epcot Wine and Dine Half Marathon Offer

Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Disney's Yacht Club Resort has been added to the Magical Vacations Travel lineup of special rates

Earlier I posted news of an exclusive Walt Disney World Resort offer running (pardon the pun) October 30 through November 6, 2016 for the Epcot Wine and Dine Half Marathon. Today I'm pleased to announce that Magical Vacations Travel has addedDisney's Yacht Club Resort to the lineup of special rates. 

Darren Wittko - Specializes in Disney Destinations with Magical Vacations Travel

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates 2016

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party returns to the Walt Disney World Resort this fall with 29 dates:

September – 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30
October – 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31

Ticket prices and sales dates will be announced soon. 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Returns to Magic Kingdom on these date in 2016

What you can expect at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2016

  • Trick-or-treating throughout Magic Kingdom Park
  • Disney Characters dressed in their very own Halloween costumes
  • Special entertainment – including parade and fireworks
  •  Returning favorites include “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” and Happy HalloWishes fireworks
The headless horseman riding down Main Street USA is my absolute favorite! 

New this year

Disney revised costuming guidelines for special events in its theme parks. While costumed attire may be worn, guests ages 14 and older are strongly discouraged from wearing layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body as they may be subject to additional security screening. Additionally, costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
For more information including a full list of costume guidelines, check out 

Darren is the creator of Save at Walt Disney World and Specializes in Disney Destinations withMagical Vacations Travel. His favorite attractions are The American Adventure, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and Spaceship Earth. Favorite Disney Resort hotel: Disney's Wilderness Lodge. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Enjoy the Magic Kingdom with Fewer Crowds with Disney After Hours

Beginning April 28, 2016 guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can purchase a ticket to Disney After Hours at the Magic Kingdom. The cost is $149 per person. 

Disney After Hours event announced for select nights this spring. Enjoy the Magic Kingdom with fewer crowds.


This event is similar to Extra Magic Hours except that it's now a hard ticket event It also includes a few additional perks. Disney veterans might recall the former E-Ride Nights where guests paid extra to be in the park with fewer crowds. 
Check in for the event begins at the Magic Kingdom entrance beginning at 7:00 pm on event nights. The park will close to guests who haven't purchased the Disney After Hours event tickets but remain open just for those who have tickets to the event. 
Disney After Hours events begin at:
  • 10:00 PM on April 28 and May 5, 2016
  • 11:00 PM on April 14 and 21, and May 8, 12 and 19, 2016.


With fewer guests in the park, wait times for attractions will be less for many of the most popular attractions. . The Magic Kingdom will remain open for an additional 3 hours after the park closes just for guests who purchased Disney After Hours tickets. 
Popular attractions will be operating such as:
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Seven Dwarf's Mine Train
  • Character meet and greets
  • Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Peter Pan's Flight
Included in the price of admission are ice cream treats, bottled soft drinks and water, Star Bucks Coffee, and select menu items Casey's Corner - I'm guessing hot dogs and fries will be available. 

Tickets are on sale now: call 407-827-7185. Or you can contact your travel agent

Darren is the creator of Save at Walt Disney World and Specializes in Disney Destinations withMagical Vacations Travel. His favorite attractions are The American Adventure, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and Spaceship Earth. Favorite Disney Resort hotel: Disney's Wilderness Lodge. 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Save at Disney's Pop Century Resort this May


Pop Century Pool

Travel anytime between the above dates and receive exclusive rates for vacation packages at Disney's Pop Century Resort. On 2 or more ticket days you'll receive a complimentary BONUS visit to either Disney Water Park*
Also available
Plus these Walt Disney World Resort Benefits are included:
  • 1 complimentary Magic Band per person
  • FastPass+ selections beginning 60-days in advance
  • Dining reservations beginning 180 days in advance
  • Disney's Magical Express

Sunday, February 28, 2016

How the New Disney World Work + Pricing

I recently posted news about a possible increase in Walt Disney World ticket prices and a new tiered ticket system. This is now official.

Seasonal pricing for a 1-Day Walt Disney World ticket and price increases for multi-day tickets will go into effect at Disney Parks Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.

Read this article plus view new Ticket Rate Seasons and Pricing at Save At Walt Disney World 

Darren is the creator of Save at Walt Disney World and Specializes in Disney Destinations withMagical Vacations TravelFor discounts, offers, and ways to save money,