Step 4: Dining

First timer interview with Jen – PREP046

Today is another interview with a first-time Disney World visitor named Jen who just returned from a 10 day trip to Disney World that was full of firsts for her family. Hear what she planned, how she fit in a trip to the beach, what her husband said when he realized how much planning she’d done and see if her plans had to change once she got there. I also have a quick tip of the day about choosing restaurants during your trip.

Disney World dining tips – PREP045

Disney World dining is one of the top categories of questions that I get daily so I’ve got answers to some of the most frequently asked questions as well as the best restaurants to choose whether you’re paying out-of-pocket or using the Disney Dining Plan. I also have a quick tip about splitting your days when you’re staying at an on-site resort near 1 of the theme parks.

How to snag hard-to-get dining reservations

Probably the hardest part of booking a Disney World trip is deciding on and getting all of the dining reservations you want. The hardest dining reservations include Be Our Guest for dinner (currently the most difficult to book), pretty much all of the character meals, signature dining meals (like Victoria and Albert’s, Le Cellier and California Grill) and dinner shows. Here are my tips on getting the most difficult reservations…

The 6 best Quick Service restaurants at Disney World

(Article last updated: October 23, 2014) Some people can’t imagine eating Quick Service because it’s repetitive. Some people only want to do Quick Service and can’t imagine sitting down for lots of meals. Here are the pros/cons of eating at Quick Service restaurants and the best Quick Service options at Disney World to make both groups happy…

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