A new celebration fit for all Princes & Princesses! Now available at Cinderella’s Royal, a delicious meal will be paired with a Royal Experience. Guests who choose the celebration package will receive the tasty 3 course meal as well as meet with several Disney Princesses. In addition, guests will receive the following:
A personal welcome from Cinderella & her Prince where they will welcome you into the castle
Complimentary glass of sparkling wine or specialty beverage
A box of Cinderella-inspired treats as a keepsake gift
Reserved seating for “Happily Ever After” Fireworks
After-Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace where treats are also Cinderella-Inspired
This Signature Celebration is only offered during one seating each evening so reservations are very limited. I highly recommend making this the first reservation you make when you book your dining 180 days out. For assistance with this and all of your other planning, please contact me for a no-obligation quote and let’s start planning your dreams! My services are free of charge and all qualifying reservations will receive our Minnie Box Gift.
A new Rootin’ Tootin’ Table Service Restaurant is coming to Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World – Roundup Rodeo BBQ!
Guests will enter the restaurant and will suddenly realize they are now the size of a toy. Surrounded by other toys & game pieces inside Andy’s new home-made Rodeo arena, you will find the ultimate setting for a western BBQ.
In keeping with the Toy Story theme, guests will recognize many toys that they know and love along with several “Easter Eggs” hidden throughout the restaurant. Of course, images of your favorite Toy Story Characters will be scattered throughout the Rodeo Arena.
This is going to be a fun and fantastic family-friendly restaurant that is geared for kids and grownups alike! Check back for updates on when this restaurant will open and more details!
Calling all Disney Junior Fans! Fancy Nancy has made her way to Hollywood Studios!
Fancy Nancy, a sweet little 6 year old girl who loves everything French and Fancy has arrived for Meet and Greets as well as Hollywood & Dine for Character meals. She has been delighting little girls with her fashion, french language and fantastic tea parties. Nancy has a beautiful and fun outlook that little girls everywhere can admire & look up to.
I feel that Epcot deserves its own separate #Adulting post. There are multiple things to do in Epcot that are either not kid-friendly or are easier and maybe even more fun when traveling without children.
Epcot has four great seasonal celebrations. There is rarely a time when there is not a Festival going on. These festivals are immersive and teach us about ours and other cultures. There is themed entertainment, merchandise, performances, food & beverages, and more. Admission to these festivals are included with your park admission!
The four Festivals are:
Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Many couples and groups love to travel to Epcot for the Food & Wine Festival. It is a great time and a perfect #Adulting opportunity. However, here is a little secret – all of these festivals have delicious bites & sips from around the world and often they are far less crowded than the Food & Wine Festival – especially on the weekends!!
In addition to the festivals, Epcot has some great restaurants that I personally find more for #Adulting. Within each country are table service restaurants. Each restaurant will serve delicious food from their native country and I find the menus and decor much more appealing for adults.
Epcot has the Wine Walk that we spoke about in #Adulting at Disney Parks. Guests can purchase a passport and have it stamped around the countries as they sample wine.
The shops in the World Showcase have beautiful merchandise from the native countries. If you enjoy shopping, shopping here is almost like a treasure hunt!
And Ohhhhh the entertainment! I love listening to the British Revolution (British Rock Band) in the United Kingdom, listening to the Rose & Crown Pub Musicians, or watching the Serveur Amusant in France – a French acrobat with some amazing talent!
There are also several tours that are geared for adults and have a minimum age requirement. Some of these look really great, especially the tour of The UnDISCOVERed Future World Tour. You get to go behind the scenes, head into cast lounges, hear about Walt’s original vision for EPCOT and even go “backstage” – like under the outside portion of test track where the SIM cars whiz by! What an amazing and informative adventure!
Regardless of how much time I have in a given trip to Walt Disney World, I go to Epcot. There are so many wonderful things to see, do, eat, and drink! This park is the perfect balance of #Adulting with Disney Magic and for that is one of my favorites!
Disney is offering 3 last minute offers for travel this summer. If you were waiting for “tax return” time or hoping for a last minute deal, they have arrived!
Summer Room Offer
Guests who stay between 5/28 & 8/28 can receive up to %25 off their hotel stay. This is a great savings! In addition, guests checking in 5/28-6/30 will also receive a gift card during the stay. The amount you receive depends on how many nights of stay and what category room you are in.
Summer Meal Offer
Guests who arrive from 5/28-8/21 and are staying in a Value or Moderate resort category can get one free quick service meal per person, per day! That amounts to a great savings for your family and some very yummy options!
Yes, it is here but it does have limitations – this is only available if you are a Disney Visa Cardholder. Arrive August 1- August 21. Guests staying at the Value or Moderate categories will receive Quick-Service dining. Deluxe and Deluxe Villa stays will receive the Dining Plan.
As always, there are limitations to each of these. If you are excited to book a trip this summer and would like to save some $$$ let me know and we can price out some options for you! All qualifying reservations receive our Minnie Box as well!!
There may not be anything like seeing Walt Disney World through the eyes of a child. However, it can be an equally awesome place for adults. There are so many things that are easier when traveling without children and the biggest that comes to mind is getting through the Parks. No carriage to park & find, no littles stopping at every turn – it is amazing how much more I accomplished in the Parks when I did not have my littles with me. Oh MAN did I miss them, but the difference in the experience is totally worth it every once and a while.
#Adulting in Disney Parks
Just a few of the great things you can do while #Adulting in Disney Parks:
Rides that have height requirements – The thrill rides are a breeze when all in your party reach the minimum height.
After Hours – Disney’s After Hours is a great experience that I think all adults should try. There are so few guests in the park because it gets LATE. You can ride and re-ride your favorites with limited wait times, see your favorite characters with almost no wait times and get some awesome photos because the parks are very empty. Due to the hours of this even is not something my littles are old enough for – hello Disney meltdowns! (With littles I would do the Early Magic Hours.
“Adult” Dining Experiences – There are many restaurants in Disney Parks that are nicer & possibly more romantic when it is adults only. In addition, most kids won’t enjoy their menu or the atmosphere like adults will. Le Cellier & Tiffins are good examples.
H2O Glow Nites – The fantastic party at Typhoon Lagoon has an all adults area. “The Wharf” is a little spot just for us grown-ups! A must-do when this party is running in the summer.
Epcot Festivals – Sipping & Snacking around the world during one of Epcot’s many festivals is such a fun couples, group, or girls weekend event.
La Cava – A fantastic tequila bar inside the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot. It is on the darker side and really not very kid friendly. – Try the Avocado Margarita!
Disney Tours – There are a number of fun and different tours that have height and age requirements. The famous “Key’s to the Kingdom Tour” and “Epcot Seas Adventure Divequest” are among some of my favorites and will not permite children.
World Showcase Wine Walk – a great way to taste the wines of the different countries in Epcot. You get a great souvenir cup as well. Hint: If you don’t mine sharing, you can just purchase one glass and sample wines together.
Nomad Lounge – Tucked beside Tiffins, this is a great little lounge with a great view and they offer beverages from around the world and small plates.
Baseline Taphouse – New to Hollywood Studios, a corner pub serving up California based beverages.
The many shops in all the parks – It is much easier to walk around stores and enjoy yourself when you have no one in tow!
Disney World Parks are a great destination, even without kids! Get your friends or significant other together and let’s get a trip put together for you! We can add any/all of these to your itinerary!!
Next up: Epcot gets its own #Adulting page because it is very much my favorite park to adult at. Stay tuned!
Disney has released a few bits of information about what you will be able to find in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. One of the first previews of merchandise was put out:
This first set of merchandise is for the Resistance Supply and First Order Cargo. There are badges, pins, key chains, bags, cups, and more. It all looks so official, I cannot wait to see it in person.
While the merchandise looks fantastic, I may be even more excited about the theming around the restaurants and food. Lucasfilm Ltd., Coca-Cola, and Disney all got together to make these fantastic beverages –
How incredibly fun!!??! I want one right now and my Son would flip over these. Being able to purchase and drink from these while in the land is just one of the many immersive ways Disney will have us feeling like we are right there at Batuu. They will be limited to Batuu so if you are looking for one, they will be available there starting this Summer at Disneyland and this August at Hollywood Studios.