It’s the most magical time of year!

It’s the most magical time of year!

The holiday season is upon and there is nowhere more magical than Walt Disney World!! From the Holiday Kitchens at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays to the holiday decor at each resort, you could spend days just exploring it all!

Let’s take a look at all the amazing food and treats available this season!

Magic Kingdom

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies

  • Lock, Shock, and Barrel Sundae: Festive vanilla cake, vanilla ice cream, strawberry topping, whipped cream, and Christmas sprinkles with a Lock, Shock, and Barrel chocolate piece (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 31 during regular park hours and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party)
  • Sugar Plum Shake: Spiced sugar plum soft-serve topped with cherry syrup, whipped cream, and sprinkles (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 22 during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only)

Casey’s Corner 

  • Holiday Dinner Dog: All-beef hot dog with cranberry mustard, savory stuffing funnel cake, and cheese curds (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 31 during regular park hours and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party)
  • Christmas Tree Cake: Red velvet brownie cheesecake with eggnog buttercream and spiced caramel topped with mini sugar Christmas lights (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 22 during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only)
Polar Bear Claw at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2022

Cool Ship

  • Polar Bear Claw: Chocolate hazelnut pastry with white and dark chocolate (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 22 during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only)
The Friar's Nook collage of food at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

The Friar’s Nook

  • Curry Brat Tots: Tots topped with chopped bratwurst, curry ketchup, and apple slaw (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 22 during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only)
  • Tinker Bell Cream Puff: Cream puff and compressed carrot cake topped with spiced cream cheese icing, spiced walnuts, and chocolate wings (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 22 during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only)

Golden Oak Outpost 

  • Fried Pork Tamale served “Christmas Style” with red and green chile sauces and queso fresco (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 31 during regular park hours and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party)
  • Chai Caramel Freeze: Salted caramel freeze with chai spiced whipped cream (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 31 during regular park hours and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party)
Mickey Mousse Ornament Treat at Main Street Bakery during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Main Street Bakery

  • Cinnamon Roll: Mickey Mouse-shaped cinnamon roll with white icing (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 31 during regular park hours and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party)
  • Mickey Mousse Ornament Treat: Gingerbread mousse with crispy center and a spiced almond cake with brownie crumble (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 22 during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only)

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café

  • Texas-sized Sweet Potato Pie: Baked sweet potato pie with marshmallow meringue and candied pecans (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 31 during regular park hours and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party)
Collage of Plaza Ice Cream Parlor ice cream during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

  • Peppermint Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae: Peppermint ice cream, hot fudge, and candy cane pieces served on a brownie (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 31 during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only)
  • Candy Cane Hot Cocoa: Hot chocolate with peppermint ice cream, whipped cream, and candy cane pieces (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 22 during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only)

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments 

  • Funnel Cake Sundae: Peppermint ice cream, M&M’S chocolate candies, and hot fudge served on funnel cake (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 22) (Available during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only)
  • Sandy Claws Peppermint Mousse Treat: White chocolate peppermint mousse with a chocolate fudge center, chocolate Santa hat, and Jack Skellington face (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 22 during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only)
  • Apple Cider Float: Apple cider topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and sprinkled with cinnamon (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 22 during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only)
Once Upon a Christmastime Tart at Sunshine Tree Terrace

Sunshine Tree Terrace 

  • Once Upon a Christmastime Tart: Chocolate and cranberry tart with chocolate Mickey ears (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 22 during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only)
Collage of food at Various Carts Throughout Main Street U.S.A. at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Various Carts Throughout Main Street U.S.A.

  • Christmas Cookie Churro: Churro served with marshmallow cream, cookie crumbles, and Christmas sprinkles (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 31 during regular park hours and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party)
  • Christmas Wreath Doughnut: Red velvet doughnut with green buttercream and Holiday sprinkle decorations (New) (Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 31 during regular park hours and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party) (Decorations will vary) 

Resorts

Available at Various Resorts
  • Apple Tart: Classic apple tart with crunchy streusel and cinnamon glaze (Available Dec. 25 only; mobile order available); Available at the following:
    • World Premiere at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    • Intermission at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • End Zone at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Christmas Feast: Roasted turkey dinner, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, seasonal vegetables, and cranberry relish (Available Dec. 25 only; mobile order available); Available at the following:
    • World Premiere at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    • Intermission at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • End Zone at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Contempo Cafe at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Peppermint Bark: Dark and white chocolate with peppermint (Available Dec. 1 through 31); Available at the following:
    • World Premiere at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    • Intermission at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • End Zone at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Walking in a Plant-based Snowland
  • Walking in a Plant-based Snowland: Chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream and a flurry of snowflake sprinkles (Plant-based) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (New) (Available Dec. 1 through 31; mobile order available); Available at the following:
    • World Premiere at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    • Intermission at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • End Zone at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market and Spyglass Grill at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
All Star Christmas Tree
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

World Premiere Food Court and End Zone Food Court (Available Dec. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • All Star Christmas Tree: Gingerbread-spiced macaron Christmas tree with passionfruit ganache, coconut buttercream, and a white chocolate (all) star (New)
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Intermission Food Court (Mobile order available)

  • All Star Christmas Tree: Gingerbread-spiced macaron Christmas tree with passionfruit ganache, coconut buttercream, and a white chocolate (all) star (New) (Available Dec. 1 through 31)
  • Gingerbread Sundae: Gingerbread soft-serve served in a waffle bowl topped with M&M’S chocolate candies, chocolate sauce, and a chocolate gingerbread boy (New) (Available Dec. 1 through 31)
  • Candy Cane Latte: Café latte with peppermint and white chocolate (New) (Available Dec. 1 through Dec. 31)
Mickey Santa Hat
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Jiko – The Cooking Place (Available Dec. 24 through 31)

  • Holiday Feast: Bone-in ribeye, preserved lemon and almond haricot verts, herb roasted potatoes, roasted radicchio, and tart cherry wine reduction

The Mara (Available Nov. 28 through Dec. 31; mobile order available)

  • Mickey Santa Hat: Chai mousse with coconut marshmallow (New)

Sanaa (Available Dec. 25 only)

  • Celebrate the Season Dinner: Roast prime rib with Jus Lie, mukimo, fall vegetables with fig butter, and mushroom conserva
Deer Holly-day Cupcake
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Landscape of Flavors and Everything POP Shopping & Dining (Available Dec. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Deer Holly-day Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate ganache topped with peanut butter cream cheese buttercream and festive sprinkles (New)
Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Beaches and Cream (Available Nov. 28 through Dec. 31)

  • Holiday Shake: Cookie butter milkshake with caramel drizzle and holiday sprinkles, topped with a Christmas tree cupcake (New)

Beach Club Marketplace (Mobile order available)

  • Peppermint Trifle: Peppermint white chocolate mousse, chocolate cake, chocolate cookie crumble, dark chocolate peppermint mousse with whipped cream, chocolate curls, and crisp pearl décor (New) (Available Dec. 1 through Jan. 1)
  • Merry Mickey Cupcake: Traditional vanilla cupcake and vanilla buttercream with chocolate Mickey ears and holiday décor (New) (Available through Jan. 1)
  • Christmas Tree Delight: Hot cocoa mousse with a marshmallow center on a chocolate cookie (New) (Available through Jan. 1)
Disney’s BoardWalk

BoardWalk Deli (Mobile order available)

  • Apple Cider Loaf (New) (Available through Dec. 26)
  • Peppermint Brownie Cheesecake: Brownie base, peppermint cheesecake, and holiday sprinkles (New) (Available Dec. 1 through 26)
  • Hot Cocoa Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake, cocoa custard filling, and marshmallow buttercream (New) (Available Dec. 1 through 26)

Flying Fish (Available Dec. 24, 25, and 31 only)

  • Chef’s Holiday Special: Oak-grilled filet mignon and coldwater lobster (New)

Trattoria al Forno (Available Dec. 24, 25, and 31 only)

  • Steak al Forno with Yukon potatoes, cipollini agrodolce, and chianti reduction (New)
Rum Cake from Centertown Market and Spyglass Grill
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Centertown Market and Spyglass Grill (Available Dec. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Rum Cake: Traditional rum cake (New)
  • Ginger Crabs: Classic gingerbread cookies (New)

Banana Cabana (Available Dec. 1 through 31)

  • Rum Cake: Traditional rum cake (New)
White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Brownie from Disney’s Contemporary Resort 
Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Contempo Cafe (Available Dec. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Brownie: White chocolate peppermint mousse on a fudge brownie with white chocolate candy cane (New)

California Grill

  • Fire-Roasted Venison with sweet potato fondant, roasted root vegetables, and sour cranberries (New) (Available Dec. 25 only)
  • Valrhona Chocolate Torte: Valrhona dark chocolate ganache torte, whipped cherry panna cotta, Kirsch cherry caramel, pistachio snow, candied pistachios, pistachio nougat, and cherry gel (New) (Available Dec. 1 through 30)

Chef Mickey’s (Available Dec. 18 through 25)

  • Holiday-inspired Family Style Offerings: Apricot and gruyere stuffed pork tenderloin with apricot demi, classic stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, and Haricot verts with stewed tomatoes (New)

Steakhouse 71

  • Holiday Brunch: Menu highlights include Walt’s Prime Rib Hash, Floridian Eggs Benedict, Bacon & Eggs, and French Onion Soup (Available Dec. 18 through 24 and Dec. 26 through Jan. 8)
  • Snowy Dreams: Our rendition of Walt and Lillian Disney’s favorite holiday beverage with cognac, crème de coca, holiday-spiced syrup, and half and half garnished with nutmeg and orange zest (New) (Available Dec. 1 through Jan. 8) 
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Barcelona Lounge

  • Holiday Candle Tart: Traditional flan tart (New) (Available. Dec. 4 through 31)
  • Gingersnap Cold Brew: Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew, gingerbread, maple syrup, and gingersnap crumbles (New) (Available through Jan. 2)

Dahlia Lounge (Available Dec. 1 through Jan. 7)

  • Poinsettia Punch: House-made gingerbread simple syrup, cranberry, ginger ale, cinnamon, and orange (New)

Three Bridges Bar & Grill (Available Dec. 1 through Jan. 7)

  • Spiced Chocolate Mexicana: Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Ancho Reyes Poblano Chile Liqueur, house-made hot chocolate, and cinnamon finished with cinnamon-vanilla whipped cream and a dusting of cayenne pepper (New)

Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood  

  • Toledo Christmas: Prime rib of beef, potato silk, pearl onion-tomato confit, and chimichurri (New) (Available Dec. 25 only)
  • Coquito: Coconut panna cotta with spiced dulce de leche and cranberry crumble (New) (Available Dec. 18 through 25)
  • Poinsettia Punch: House-made gingerbread simple syrup, cranberry, ginger ale, cinnamon, and orange (New) (Available Dec. 1 through Jan. 7)
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gasparilla’s Island Grill (Available Nov. 27 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Peppermint Cheesecake with chocolate cookie crumb crust and red velvet whipped cream (New)
  • Snowman Chocolate Marshmallow Pie: Graham cookie sandwiched with chocolate ganache and topped with a marshmallow snowman (New)

Cítricos (Available Dec. 25 and 31 only)

  • Chipotle-Maple Glazed Dry-Aged Pork Chop with squash au gratin, swiss chard, and almond mole (New)
Disney’s Old Key West

Good’s Food to Go (Available Dec. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Holiday Ornament Cupcake: Christmas confetti cupcake, cream cheese mousse, and buttercream (New)
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Mickey and Minnie Gingerbread Cookies: Gingerbread cookies dipped in dark chocolate

Olivia’s Café (Available Dec. 25 only)

  • Chocolate Lava Cake with vanilla crème anglaise and peppermint crunch (New)
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Capt. Cook’s (Available Dec. 11 through 25; mobile order available)

  • Moana Holiday Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake with candy cane mousse and chocolate décor

Kona Island Coffee Bar (Available Dec. 11 through 25)

  • Stitch Holiday Dome: Mint chocolate chip mousse with brownie base (New)
  • Candy Cane Latte: Café latte with peppermint and white chocolate (New) (Available Nov. 28 through Dec. 31)

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace (Available Dec. 1 through 31)

  • Tropical Snowstorm: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, coconut cream with cinnamon, orgeat, and falernum topped with cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Mele Kaliki Mai Tai: Plantation Original Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, with cranberry juice, cinnamon, orgeat, and falernum with a splash of fresh lime juice and a cinnamon stick
  • Jingle Jammer: A non-alcoholic combination of cranberry, pineapple, cinnamon, falernum, and a splash of fresh lime juice
‘Olu Mel Christmas Float

Pineapple Lanai (Available Dec. 22 through 26)

  • ‘Olu Mel Christmas Float: DOLE Whip Lime Float with pineapple juice, an ‘Olu Mel white chocolate medallion, and strawberry popping candy (Wheat/ Gluten Friendly)
A glass of Eggnog
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory (Mobile order available)

  • Magic Bar: A blend of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, walnuts, and coconut with a graham cracker crust (New) (Available beginning Dec. 1)
  • Gingerbread Spiced Caramel Blondie Bites: Gingerbread spice-dusted caramel blondie bites (New) (Available Dec. 1 through 31)
  • Eggnog (Non-alcoholic) (Spiked version available)
Peppermint Mickey Beignet

Scat Cat’s Club – Café (Available Dec. 1 through 31)

  • Peppermint Mickey Beignet: Classic Mickey beignet topped with a peppermint ganache and candy cane quins (New)
Christmas Dinner and Magic Bar from Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside 

Boatwright’s Dining Hall (Available Dec. 25 only)

  • Christmas Dinner: Dijon-rubbed pork loin with bourbon sweet potato purée, crispy Brussel sprouts, and apple fennel chutney (New)

Riverside Mill (Mobile order available)

  • Magic Bar: A blend of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, walnuts, and coconut with a graham cracker crust (New) (Available beginning Dec. 1)
  • Gingerbread Spiced Caramel Blondie Bites: Gingerbread spice-dusted caramel blondie bites (New) (Available Dec. 1 through 31)
Disney’s Riviera Resort

Le Petit Café

  • Riviera Gingerbread Cookie: Gingerbread cookie with dark chocolate and sugar glaze (Available Nov. 20 through Jan. 2)
  • Panettone: Traditional Italian panettone (New) (Available Nov. 27 through Jan. 2)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Mousse: Dark chocolate mousse with white chocolate peppermint mousse center, brownie base, peppermint marshmallow, and truffle (New) (Available Dec. 1 through 30)

Primo Piatto (Available Nov. 28 through Jan. 7; mobile order available)

  • Vanilla, Cherry, and Gingerbread Cheesecake: Vanilla cheesecake with chocolate cheesecake swirl, Morello cherries, whipped gingerbread panna cotta, and milk chocolate Mickey coin (New)
Opera Cake

Topolino’s Terrace

  • Opera Cake: Almond joconde, mocha Italian buttercream, dark chocolate ganache, morello cherry (New) (Available Dec. 1 through 30)
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

The Artist’s Palette (Available Dec. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Snowman Cupcake: Christmas confetti cupcake, cream cheese mousse, and buttercream (New)
  • Yule Log: Black Forest chocolate sponge cake, vanilla panna cotta, and cherry compote (New)
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Mickey and Minnie Gingerbread Cookies: Gingerbread cookies dipped in dark chocolate
Christmas Tree Swirl

Backstretch Pool Bar (Available Dec. 1 through 31)

  • Christmas Tree Swirl: Vanilla soft-serve ice cream with edible sugar lights, sprinkles, and a white chocolate star (New)

The Turf Club Bar & Grill (Available Dec. 25 only)

  • Holiday Dinner: Pork shank with au gratin potatoes, house-made green bean casserole, roasted carrots, and a Parker House roll (New)
  • Chocolate Lava Cake with vanilla crème anglaise and peppermint crunch (New)
Santa’s Forest and Christmas Tree Mousse from Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Roaring Fork (Mobile order available)

  • Pumpkin Mousse Cake: Chocolate-dipped spice cake, milk chocolate pumpkin mousse, and dark chocolate antlers (Available Nov. 20 through Dec. 29)
  • Christmas Tree Mousse: White chocolate peppermint mousse, chocolate cake, and dark chocolate ganache in a vanilla tart shell (New) (Available Dec. 18 through 29)
  • Santa’s Forest: Peppermint Cheesecake, chocolate cake, and fondant holiday décor (Plant-based) (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (New) (Available Dec. 18 through 29)
  • Molasses Crackle Cookie: A Disney’s Wilderness Lodge tradition (Available Dec. 18 through 29)

Whispering Canyon Cafe (Available Dec. 25 only)

  • Holiday Skillet: Moonshine-glazed ham, slow-smoked pulled pork, Western-style sausages, maple-chipotle pork ribs, apple-cornbread stuffing, sautéed green beans, buttered corn, and smashed Yukon potatoes
Peppermint Trifle and Merry Mickey Cupcake from Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

The Market at Ale & Compass (Mobile order available)

  • Peppermint Trifle: Peppermint white chocolate mousse, chocolate cake, chocolate cookie crumble, dark chocolate peppermint mousse with whipped cream, chocolate curls, and crisp pearl décor (New) (Available Dec. 1 through Jan. 1)
  • Merry Mickey Cupcake: Traditional vanilla cupcake and vanilla buttercream with chocolate Mickey ears and holiday décor (New) (Available Nov. 1 through Jan. 1)
  • Christmas Tree Delight: Hot cocoa mousse with a marshmallow center on a chocolate cookie (New) (Available Nov. 1 through Jan. 1)

Yachtsman Steakhouse (Available Dec. 24 and 25 only)

  • Yachtsman’s Yuletide: White chocolate-peppermint and mocha ice cream, chocolate cake, mocha ganache, vanilla meringue, and candy clouds (New)
Sweater Weather Sangria

Available at Various Table-service Restaurants and Lounges

  • Sweater Weather Sangria: Red sangria with Laird’s Applejack brandy, and port wine with orange and cinnamon (New) (Available Nov. 28 through Dec. 31)
  • In Holiday Fashion: Buffalo Trace Bourbon, rosemary syrup, cranberry, lime, and cinnamon with option for a souvenir jingle glow cube (New) (Available Nov. 28 through Dec. 31)

Available at Various Pool Bars

  • Winter-rita: Teremana Tequila, Triple Sec, white cranberry juice, and lime juice with lime wheel and red salt rim (New) (Available Nov. 28 through Dec. 31)

EPCOT

With over 15 Holiday Kitchens, you’ll find flavors from across the globe highlighting ways the world celebrates the season. 

Mele Kalikimaka (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Kālua Pork with Okinawa sweet potatoes and mango salad 
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon with tomatoes, onions, salmon roe, yuzu-mayonnaise, and yuca chips (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
  • Haupia: Hawaiian coconut pudding with candied macadamia nuts and coconut 

Beverages:

  • Kona Brewing Co. Big Wave Golden Ale 
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine 
  • Melon Breeze with Spiced Rum
Holiday Sweets & Treats (Near Port of Entry):

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (Non-alcoholic)  
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea (Non-alcoholic)  
  • Breckenridge Brewery Christmas Ale 
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Coquito Beer  
  • Brew Hub S’mores Porter 
  • Hot Cocoa with assorted alcoholic cordials (Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico Liqueur, or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky)  
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka  
  • Beer Flight  
Nochebuena Cocina (Near Port of Entry) (New)  

Food Items: 

  • IMPOSSIBLE Chorizo Tamale with plant-based cotija cheese and spicy red Chile sauce (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based Item)  
  • Pernil: Mojo Pork with tostones and ketchup-mayonnaise (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) 
  • Alfajores: Vanilla shortbread cookie with dulce de leche and coconut (New) (Cookie Stroll) 

Beverages:

  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Horchata Beer 
  • Chai Ginger Mule featuring Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka
Chestnuts & Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen (Near Test Track Presented by Chevrolet) 

Food Items:

  • Cinnamon-glazed Almonds (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) 
  • Cinnamon-glazed Cashews (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) 
  • Cinnamon-glazed Pecans (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) 
  • Fire-roasted Chestnuts (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (Non-alcoholic)  
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (Non-alcoholic)  
  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Hazel Nutty-Cracker Sweet Stout  
  • Hot Cocoa with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, whipped cream, and candied nuts  
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey  
  • Firenog: T.G. Lee Eggnog with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky  
Holiday Hearth Desserts (The Odyssey Pavilion) 

Food Items: 

  • Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with cream cheese icing  
  • Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie
  • Snowball Cookies  
  • Peppermint Bark (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
  • Mouse Crunch made with M&M’S chocolate candies  
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple mousse and cranberry rolled in gingerbread chiffon cake  
  • Gingerbread Cookie (Cookie Stroll) 

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)  
  • Cinnamon Apple Cider (non-alcoholic)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Winter Spiced Lager 
  • BrewDog Hoppy Christmas IPA 
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Milk & Cookies Imperial Milk Stout 
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with peppermint schnapps  
  • Beer Flight 
Refreshment Port (Near Canada) 

Food Items: 

  • Coquito Soft-serve Waffle Cone  
  • Turkey Poutine: French Fries with turkey gravy, cranberry relish, and crispy onions

Beverages:

  • Boulevard Brewing Quirk Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Seltzer (New)  
  • Pasek Cellars Cranberry Wine (New)  
  • Pumpkin spice ginger cocktail with Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka  
  • Coquito Soft-serve topped with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada) 

Food Items: 

Select Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce 

  • Seared Scallops with parsnip silk, apple chutney, and hazelnut croquant  
  • Beef Bourguignon with crushed potatoes   
  • SNICKERS-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS bar pieces (Cookie Stroll)

Beverages:

  • Frozen Coffee (Non-alcoholic)  
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Peanut Butter Banana Porter 
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Maple Cookie Blonde Ale  
  • Collective Arts Coffee Maple Porter
  • Regional Icewine  
  • Regional Red Wine  
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky 
  • Beer Flight 
L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen (Between France and Morocco) 

Food Items: 

  • Pastrami on Rye with house-made pickles and deli mustard  
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latke (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) 
  • Potato Latkes (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based Item)  
  • Sufganiyot: Mini jelly-filled doughnuts  
  • Black and White Cookie (Plant-based Item) (Cookie Stroll)

Beverages:

  • Brooklyn Brewery Winter IPA, 
  • Frozen New York Whiskey Sour featuring Manifest Whiskey and Manischewitz Blackberry Wine (New)  
Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina 

Food Items: 

  • Grilled Kebabs with carrot-chickpea salad and garlic aïoli
    • Lamb Kefta (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
    • Chermoula Chicken (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
  • Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with hummus, chermoula, and Zhoug dips   

Beverages:

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Cranberry Cider 
  • Woodchuck Winter Chill Hard Cider 
  • Ciderboys Mad Bark Hard Cider 
  • Fig Cocktail with sparkling wine, fig vodka, and cranberry juice  
  • Cider Flight 
American Holiday Table  

Food Items: 

Select Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce 

  • Slow-roasted Turkey with BEN’S ORIGINAL Stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce  
  • Blackened Catfish with Hoppin’ John and comeback sauce (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookie (Cookie Stroll)

Beverages:

  • Gulf Stream Brewing Whiteout Sails Wit Beer 
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Eggnog White Porter 
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Peppermint Chocolate Stout 
  • Beer Flight  
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany) 

Food Items: 

Select Dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce 

  • Pork Schnitzel with mushroom sauce, Spätzle, and braised red cabbage  
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with steamed baby vegetables and marble potatoes 
  • Linzer Cookie (Cookie Stroll)  

Beverages:

  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider 
  • The Tank Brewing Co. Prost! Fest Bier  
  • Ayinger Brewery Celebrator Doppelbock 
  • Regional Riesling  
  • Glühwein: House-made hot spiced wine  
  • Beer Flight
Refreshment Outpost: 

Food Items:

  • Peanut Stew with sweet potatoes, mustard greens, and roasted peanuts (New) (Plant-based Item) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • DOLE Whip Raspberry    

Beverages:

  • UFO Beer Company Triple Berry Teleporter 
  • Stem Ciders Cocoa Caramel Hard Apple Cider 
  • Boulevard Brewing Co. Unfiltered Wheat Beer
The Donut Box (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)

Food Items:

  • Croissant Donut with cinnamon-sugar 
  • Holiday Yeast Donut with vanilla icing and red and white sprinkles (New)  
  • Chocolate Peppermint Donut  
  • Eggnog and Cream-filled Donut with cinnamon icing and crumbled gingersnap cookies  
  • The Donut Box

Beverages:

  • Gingerbread Milkshake (Non-alcoholic)  
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. Gingerbread Stout  
  • Gingerbread Milkshake with whipped cream vodka  
Connections Café  

Food Item: 

  • Holiday Sugar Cookie (Holiday Cookie Stroll)  
Connections Eatery 

Beverages: 

  • Coquito Milk Shake (Non-alcoholic) 
  • Holiday Sangria: Indaba Chenin Blanc, Laird’s Applejack Brandy, white cranberry juice, and boba pearls 
  • Coquito Milk Shake with Bacardí Superior Rum
Sunshine Seasons 

Food Item: 

  • Jingle Sugar Cookie made with M&M’S chocolate candies (Holiday Cookie Stroll)  
Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen (France) 

Food Items: 

  • Napoleon de Saumon Fumé en Brioche: Smoked salmon napoleon with layers of smoked salmon, dill mousse, and crème fraîche mousse served in brioche  
  • Rôti de Jambon Sauce Moutarde à l’ancienne, Pommes Dauphine: Roasted ham with mushrooms, pearl onions, bacon, mustard sauce, and puff potatoes (New)  
  • Macaron en Sucette, Ganache à la Menthe Poivrée et aux Chocolats Valrhona: Macaron lollipop with peppermint and Valrhona chocolate ganache (New)  

Beverages:

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini: Grey Goose La Vanille Vodka, vodka, chocolate milk, and whipped cream  
  • Côté Mas Syrah-Grenache (New)  
  • Spiced Pumpkin Punch: Rhum Clement VSOP Vieux Agricole, spiced pumpkin purée, and oat milk (New) 
  • Cranberry Mimosa: Pol Remy Sparkling Wine with orange juice and cranberry syrup  
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie (France)  

Food Item:  

  • Macaron Christmas Tree (New)
Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy) 

Food Items: 

  • Tortellini in Brodo: Five-cheese tortellini with house-made aromatic winter truffle broth and chives (New)  
  • Salmone alla Siciliana: Cured salmon tartare, Sicilian blood orange, pistachios, and basil (New) 
  • Panettone: Panettone bread pudding and vanilla cream (New) 

Beverages:

  • Prosecco 
  • Moscato  
  • Banfi Rosa Regale  
  • Italian Sangria Red or White  
  • Italian Margarita with tequila and limoncello  
  • Peroni Pilsner  
Shanghai Holiday Kitchen (China)  

Food Items: 

  • Chicken Skewer with creamy peanut sauce  
  • Beef and Noodle Soup Bowl with slow-braised beef shank, green onion, and house-made chili oil (New)  
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls with citrus sauce (New)  

Beverages:

  • Panda Bubble Tea: Classic milk tea with black and white boba pearls (non-alcoholic)  
  • Lucky Foo Pale Ale  
  • Kung Fu Master with Tito’s Vodka, Triple Sec, mango, orange juice, and soda water  
  • Marco Boba with amaretto, iced coffee, whole milk, and boba pearls  
  • The Lucky Mo with SKYY Infusions Vodka, peach schnapps, piña colada mix, orange juice, and soda water  
Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan) 

Food Items: 

  • Sushi Tree: Sushi Roll with krab meat and cream cheese topped with tempura, Ikura salmon roe, and spicy mayonnaise  
  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat soba noodles in a hot dashi soup with yuzu, shrimp tempura, kamaboko fish cake, and chopped green onion  
  • Mochi Cake: Gooey rice cake made with rice flour and served with Hojicha cream, strawberry, tangerine, and sweet red beans  

Beverages:

  • Ichigo Milk Boba: Cranberry and yuzu cream drink featuring Japanese Calpico Soft Drink and popping strawberry boba pearls (Non-alcoholic) (New) 
  • Japanese Christmas Punch: Shōchū, Plum wine, cranberry, and lemon (New) 
  • Ozeki Sake Platinum: Junmai Daiginjo  
  • Brew Hub Strawberry Lager (New)  
Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico) 

Food Items: 

  • Giant Tostada de Barbacoa: Braised barbacoa beef on a giant tostada with chipotle black bean purée, salsa verde, queso cotija, crema Mexicana, and pickled onion (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
  • Cochinita Pibil Tamal: Cochinita pibil in corn masa topped with Pipián sauce, queso cotija, and crema Mexicana (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) 
  • Dulce de Leche Churros sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar  

Beverages:

  • Pomegranate Margarita: Ilegal Mezcal Joven, black currant liqueur, pomegranate, and ginger juice with a hibiscus salt rim (New)  
  • Horchata Margarita: Centinela Blanco Tequila, Abasolo Corn Whisky, Agua de Horchata, and a hint of cinnamon-infused mezcal 
  • Holiday Cerveza: Cielito Lindo Artisanal Mexican Beer blended for the holiday season (New) 
Funnel Cake (The American Adventure)  
  • Mini Funnel Cake topped with Peppermint Ice Cream, Chocolate Whipped Cream, and Crushed Peppermint (New)  
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company 
  • Horchata Cold Brew: A holly jolly blend of Joffrey’s Shakin’ Jamaican Cold Brew and horchata topped with whipped cream and cinnamon (New) (Non-alcoholic) (Spirited version available featuring Bacardí Coquito Coconut Cream Liqueur)  
Available at Select Marketplaces 
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale Spork (New)  
U.S. Military Members Can Take Advantage of Great Rates at Select Disney Resort Hotels, Enjoy Disney Military Salute Tickets in 2023

U.S. Military Members Can Take Advantage of Great Rates at Select Disney Resort Hotels, Enjoy Disney Military Salute Tickets in 2023

Members of the U.S. military can enjoy great rates at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights January 1, 2023 through December 15, 2023 when they book by December 15, 2023, as well as special Disney Military Salute Tickets.

Important Details

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Length of stay requirements may apply.
  • Valid military ID will be required upon check-in and the military member (or spouse) must stay in the room.
  • This offer is for active or retired US military personnel, including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the US Coast Guard, the US Space Force, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Spouses of Military Service Members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active US Military IDs in the absence of active or retired Military Personnel or Commissioned Corps Members.
  • May not be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Additional per-adult charges may apply if there are more than 2 adults per room.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Offer excludes the following Disney Resort hotels: The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas and suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
  • Valid admission and a park reservation are required to enjoy theme parks and special events, and are not included in this offer.

and 5-Day Disney Military Salute Tickets are available for eligible Guests to purchase at U.S. Military Bases, Shades of Green and Walt Disney World Resort theme park windows. Disney 4-Day and 5-Day Disney Military Salute Tickets may not be used on the following blockout dates: April 2-15, 2023 and November 19-25, 2023. Separate theme park admission and reservation are required to enjoy the parks. For more information, 

Universal Orlando Resort Benefits That Just May Top Walt Disney World’s

Universal Orlando Resort Benefits That Just May Top Walt Disney World’s

While I will always be a Disney gal first and foremost, I must give credit where credit is due… there are some things that Universal Orlando Resort offers that Walt Disney World does not that I do believe gives Universal a leg up in some areas. 

1) Universal Express Unlimited Pass to Premier Resort Guests: Guests staying at one of three Premier Resorts at Universal Orlando Resort are given complimentary Universal Express Unlimited Passes. This means that these guests have access to dedicated lines at most attractions to skip the standby lines. While these three resorts are the three most expensive resorts on property, it is often cheaper to buy the park-to-park tickets and stay at one of these resorts for the complimentary Express Unlimited Pass than if you were to purchase the pass separately while staying at a lower category resort. Not only will you skip the lines, but you’ll be able to get on more rides in less time – leaving more time to enjoy CityWalk and relax at the fabulous resort pools!

2) Walkability: With the exception of the Endless Summer Resort hotels, everything at Universal Orlando is fairly walkable for an able-bodied person. Even when staying at Cabana Bay or Aventura, which are a bit further from CityWalk, there are still walking paths and excellent signage if you’d prefer to walk instead of taking a bus (or water taxi where available) to CityWalk. Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure parks are also close to one another to walk to. And I do also love that CityWalk is the main hub connecting everything; it makes it so much easier to grab a bite or do some shopping outside of the parks without the added step of needing to get on a bus if you don’t want to. 

 

 

3) Pool Hopping: Did you know that not only does Universal Orlando Resort allow pool hopping, but it’s actually encouraged?! With the exception of Universal’s Endless Summer Resort which is a bit further from the main area of the resort grounds, guests staying at the other Universal Orlando Resort hotels are allowed to pool hop. Are you staying at Aventura but want to check out the beach pool at Portofino Bay? Go for it! Or maybe you’re staying at Royal Pacific, which has a cute play area for younger kids but no water slide – feel free to hop over to Cabana Bay to check out one of their two pools – one has a water slide and one has a lazy river! 

 

 

Are you team Universal Orlando Resort or team Walt Disney World? Either way, you’re sure to have an amazing vacation!!

Aly Hirst

Aly Hirst

Lead Travel Planner & Certified Autism Travel Professional™ from Gilbertsville, PA.

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a Disney-obsessed gal. Even though I didn’t take many Disney vacations growing up, I can remember requesting the old vacation planning videos that Disney use to send in the mail; I would watch them over and over again to learn every nook and cranny of the Walt Disney World Resort as well as the Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Lines. I was thrilled to be given the opportunity in college to participate in the Disney College Program for a semester – who didn’t want to spend a semester of college living and working at the Walt Disney World Resort? (Bonus for me – I moved down to Orlando in January that year so it was the best winter escape for me from snowy New England!)”

Finding Your Perfect Walt Disney World Resort with Food Allergies

Finding Your Perfect Walt Disney World Resort with Food Allergies

With over 30 resort options at Walt Disney World, how do you begin to choose the perfect resort?  Finding a resort with the location, amenities, and dining options you desire can be hard! When you’re picking one and have food allergies, you want to make sure you can get a safe meal at any time.  Every Disney resort has great chefs, but some resorts have limited quick service options and sit-down restaurants can add up in cost plus the time it takes to eat a meal, so you want to make sure to pick the resort that works for your schedule. I will break down the dining options available by category. 

 

Value Resorts are the least expensive option but also have the fewest on-site amenities.  They are great resorts for those on a budget or those who are never in their room and just want someplace to sleep.  These are some of my favorite resorts because of the food courts they have!  The kids love the decorations and we love the price.  Value Resorts have chefs there that deal with allergies every day.  They are great and have a big variety of options they can make for each meal.  There are no sit-down options available at Value Resorts.  They offer buses to the parks and Disney Springs; Pop Century and Art of Animation also offer the Skyliner for transportation to Hollywood Studios and Epcot.  All Disney resorts have pools, most value resorts have 2-3 per resort.  My favorite Value Resort is Disney’s All-Star Music Resort.  They have a great standard and family suite rooms available and great chefs for cooking your meals! For those who want to stay in the Skyliner resorts, Pop Century is my favorite for the standard rooms.  I personally love staying in the ’50s or ’70s!  If you are looking for a sit-down restaurant to end your day, moderate or deluxe resorts may be the way to go! 

If a resort with a water slide, a food court, a sit-down restaurant, and a little more subtle Disney-theming sounds more your speed, then the Moderate Resorts at Walt Disney World Moderate may be better for you!  These resorts still have a food court where chefs can come take your order, and most also have a sit-down restaurant for a leisurely meal at the end of your day.  Most moderate resorts offer an additional mode of transportation such as a boat to Disney Springs or the Skyliner to Hollywood Studios or Epcot.   My favorite moderate resort is Caribbean Beach Resort.  I love the colors, the decorations, and the dining options available here.  The Centertown Market has a wide variety of options and every chef I have encountered there has been amazing.  Sebastian’s Bistro is a hidden gem in the sit-down restaurants available at Walt Disney World.  Riviera Resort, Disney’s newest Deluxe Resort, is a short walk from Caribbean Beach Resort and has my favorite character breakfast, Topolino’s Terrace.  You will not have a hard time finding something for everyone here! 

For those looking to be as close to a park as possible, Disney’s Deluxe Resort category is going to be for you.  Deluxe Resorts are located close to parks, some even within walking distance of a park or two, and have the best sit-down restaurants.  These resorts generally have the biggest rooms on the property as well.  For the location, I love Beach Club Resort because it’s located between both Hollywood Studios and Epcot.  You can walk or take a friendship boat to the parks.  The food court area is not very big and you generally have to wait for a chef to come from Cape May Cafe so it can take a little longer to get a quick meal.  It’s always been good but the wait time is longer than normal.  My favorite Deluxe Resort for food is the Contemporary.  It is super close to Magic Kingdom so if you are planning on being there a lot, it is a great place to stay!  Chef Mickey’s is a character dining experience at the Contemporary and Contempo Cafe is the quick service restaurant.  Both have always had great chefs who make your meal quickly!

Once you have decided where you are staying and made your dining reservations, it’s time to contact special diets.  When you book with me, I not only make your dining reservations for you, but I also help you contact special diets to let them know about your allergies.  If you have allergies that are not in the top 8, the chefs may contact you to ask questions and go over options for your meal.  I have had chefs make me a special dessert or rolls that I could eat before I arrived!  You never know what you may receive when you take the extra step to let them know you’re coming!  

Kelly VanEerden

Kelly VanEerden

Lead Travel Planner & Certified Autism Travel Professional™

Kelly is a lead Travel Planner & Certified Autism Travel Professional from Jenison, Michigan. She lives three with her husband, daughter, and son.  

We love to travel and one of our favorite destinations is Walt Disney World.  I grew up visiting Walt Disney World with my family and continued the tradition with my children.  From the first time they saw Cinderella’s Castle at the age of 4 and 7, they were hooked and still are 13 years later!  As the kids have grown up, we have continued to explore new destinations as well.

Save Up to $400 on a 4-Night, 4-Day Room-and-Ticket Package at Select Disney Resort Hotels

Save Up to $400 on a 4-Night, 4-Day Room-and-Ticket Package at Select Disney Resort Hotels

Stay in the magic with this special offer—and join in the fun before the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration ends!

Save up to $400 on a 4-night, 4-day Walt Disney Travel Company room-and-ticket package at select Disney Resort hotels, valid for stays:

  • Most nights December 11, 2022 through December 25, 2022
  • Most Sunday through Thursday nights January 2, 2023 through February 28, 2023
  • Most nights March 1, 2023 through March 30, 2023

Lower savings may be available during this time at other select Resort hotels.

When you take advantage of this offer, you’ll be surrounded by The World’s Most Magical Celebration, a once-in-a-lifetime event brimming with EARidescent excitement—taking place now through March 31, 2023. Plus, as Guests of a Disney Resort hotel, you can enjoy early entry to the theme parks 30 minutes before opening to experience select attractions (with valid park admission and a park reservation)—giving them even more to celebrate!

This offer is valid for the Disney Resort hotels listed below. View the chart to explore savings.

SavingsResorts
Save $100 Per Night
For stays most nights December 11, 2022 through December 25, 2022For stays most Sunday through Thursday nights January 2, 2023 through February 28, 2023For stays most nights March 1, 2023 through March 30, 2023Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Save $40 Per Night
For stays most nights December 11, 2022 through December 25, 2022For stays most Sunday through Thursday nights January 2, 2023 through February 28, 2023For stays most nights March 1, 2023 through March 30, 2023The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Save $20 Per Night
For stays most nights December 11, 2022 through December 25, 2022For stays most Sunday through Thursday nights January 2, 2023 through February 28, 2023For stays most nights March 1, 2023 through March 30, 2023Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same package. Theme park tickets are valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. Visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details. To visit the theme parks, theme park reservations via the Disney Park Pass system AND the tickets included in this package are required for the same park on the same date for each person in your party ages 3 and up (limit one park per day). Theme park reservations are limited and subject to availability. View the park reservation availability calendar. See Important Details.

Important Details

  • Length of stay requirements may apply.
  • Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts and Studios at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Offer excludes: 3-bedroom villas, The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Little Mermaid Standard Rooms.
  • Theme park tickets are valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. Visit disneydestinationstickets.com/usage for more details.
  • To visit the theme parks, theme park reservations via the Disney Park Pass system AND the tickets included in this package are required for the same park on the same date for each person in your party ages 3 and up (limit one park per day). Theme park reservations are limited and subject to availability. View the park reservation availability calendar.
Saving Money on Dining at Walt Disney World 

Saving Money on Dining at Walt Disney World 

With the the absence of the Disney Dining Plan since Walt Disney World reopened following its COVID closure, one of the biggest questions I’ve heard from clients (besides “do you know when the dining plan is coming back?”) is how they can save money on dining without the dining plan. My best recommendations are as follows…

 

 

1) Wanting to book character dining? When you have options of times of day, breakfast is always going to be the most cost effective way to go as it’s always going to be the least expensive meal of the day. This will also be easiest for you if you have pickier eaters – while the chefs at Disney are amazing at making some modifications for some pickier eaters and for food allergies, breakfast is generally going to be a meal where everyone can find something they will enjoy, even if they’re picky. So save your money while you dine with the characters at breakfast. 

 

2) While it’s not as prominent as it was pre-COVID, some restaurants do still offer a different lunch menu (at a less-expensive price) than dinner. One of the biggest price variances today I’m seeing at Disney with a cheaper lunch than dinner since it’s offering some different options – Space 220 at Epcot. The pre-fixe price at the time this article was written for lunch is $55 per adult, where dinner is $79 per adult. Wanting to dine here without the hefty price tag? They DO have the option to book tables in the lounge area – it is still family friendly, you just won’t have quite as many options to pick from and everything you order will be charged a la carte. 

 

3) Unless you’re staying in the parks all day or starting later in the day to stay for fireworks, I highly recommend opting for more restaurants at the resorts. While not all of the resort restaurants are going to be less expensive (avoid the Signature Dining if you’re looking to save some money), oftentimes you’ll find the table service restaurants at the resorts are going to cost you less than the park restaurants. My family actually prefers the food at the resorts in most cases over the food in the parks too. 

 

4) If you plan to explore Disney Springs at all while on vacation for shopping, dining and entertainment, you’ll also find some less expensive dining options at Disney Springs. While some of them will still be pretty comparable to Disney Restaurant prices (think The Boathouse, STK and Paddlefish), you’ll also find some less expensive options here (some options at restaurants like Raglan Road, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, The Edison and Paradiso 37 are in the lower price range while they do also have some selections with a heftier price tag). Bonus tip: many of the Disney Springs restaurants can be booked before your 60-day dining through OpenTable. If you make a reservation this way, just don’t forget about the timing as it won’t show up in your My Disney Experience account to remind you of the reservation. 

 

5) Finally, I always suggest to my families in particular that they either order some groceries for delivery OR book one of the private transfers from the airport that offer a complimentary grocery stop. Sure, you’ll find plenty of snacks for your family at Disney World – the food courts offer not just meals, but plenty of packaged snacks. But why buy a small bag of Goldfish at Disney World for a couple of dollars when you can buy a bigger bag OR a case of the individual snack bags to take into the parks with you – you’ll get more for less! I highly recommend buying a case of bottled water. Central Florida tap water doesn’t taste too good, and bottled water is up to almost $5 at some locations around the resort. You’ll save a ton of money if you get a case of water to keep in your room so that you can take a bottle for each person in the morning. If your family doesn’t necessarily need a big breakfast every morning, be sure to get some foods that are quick and easy for breakfast – this will save you some money for sure. If you’re someone that enjoys ending the night with a beer or glass of wine, Instacart will deliver alcohol with your groceries if you’re ordering through them. You can buy a half-sized bottle of wine at the food court for $15-20, or you can buy a full sized bottle of wine with your grocery order for less than that in some instances. Just know that they do require you to be present upon delivery to show proof of age.

 

What other money saving tips do you have in regards to dining at Walt Disney World?

 

 

 

Aly Hirst

Aly Hirst

Lead Travel Planner & Certified Autism Travel Professional™

Aly Hirst is a Lead Travel Planner & Certified Autism Travel Professional™ from Gilbertsville, PA.

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a Disney-obsessed gal. Even though I didn’t take many Disney vacations growing up, I can remember requesting the old vacation planning videos that Disney use to send in the mail; I would watch them over and over again to learn every nook and cranny of the Walt Disney World Resort as well as the Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Lines. I was thrilled to be given the opportunity in college to participate in the Disney College Program for a semester – who didn’t want to spend a semester of college living and working at the Walt Disney World Resort? (Bonus for me – I moved down to Orlando in January that year so it was the best winter escape for me from snowy New England!)”