Can I bring food into Disney World?

If you are a regular at a local theme park or if you go to lots of sporting events you may be used to seeing signs that outside food and drinks are prohibited. But guess what? You CAN bring food and drink into the parks at Disney World! And, there are so many reasons why this might make sense for you.

Can I have a lunch buffet while paying breakfast prices?

Yes, this is often an option! If you're eating at a buffet restaurant that serves both breakfast and lunch, you can make a late breakfast reservation (around 10:30 or 10:45), and you'll get to not only eat items from both breakfast and lunch, but you'll end up paying the breakfast price. Just be sure to check in on time so that when they give you the receipt for your meal at check in, it's for breakfast. Another good breakfast dining trick is to eat at a place before park opening that often lets you ride something afterward but before the park opens. Learn how the breakfast/ride combo works to see if you want to try it during your trip.

Do I need a park ticket to eat at one of the restaurants in Epcot?

One of the best parts about visiting Walt Disney World is all of the great dining options available! Where else but Disney World can you dine in the West Wing of the Beast’s castle or sit in the back of a car shaped booth while watching retro movie clips? One of the most popular destinations for unique dining is Epcot where Disney makes it possible to "dine around the world" in a single day. But, do you need a park ticket to dine in one of the Epcot restaurants? Yes, you do. But don’t let that get you down. If you're looking for someplace amazing to dine at Disney World there are plenty of other great options to choose from outside of the parks!

How do the Disney refillable mugs work?

Refillable mugs may sound like a fantastic option if you're heading to Disney World but whether or not they make sense depends on a lot of things. Thinking about purchasing some for your next trip? Check out the answers to some of the most frequent questions we receive about Disney refillable mugs!

I have an 8:05 a.m. breakfast reservation at a resort. How do I get there?

Ever wonder how to get to an early morning (before the parks open) breakfast? The easiest and fastest way is going to be driving or using a taxi or Uber or Minnie Van. This is especially true if you’re going to an early morning reservation at a resort. Hands down. But, if those aren’t options for you, you can still get there via Disney transportation.

Is a Candlelight Processional Dining Package necessary?

The holiday season is a very exciting time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort! In addition to all of the decorations at both the parks and resorts, there are also several special events occurring at Disney World during this time of the year. One of the most popular of these events is the Candlelight Processional. So what exactly is the Candlelight Processional and do you need to book a Candlelight Processional Dining Package to see it? The answer to the dining package question is no, you don’t NEED to book it to see it. However, having a dining package definitely helps!

Should we do Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue or Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show?

Ah, decisions, decisions. While both are Disney World dinner shows that accept Disney Dining Plan credits, there's one that's a clear choice for most people visiting Disney World: Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue. With music, corny humor, family-style food, and unlimited alcohol, it's almost always a hit with all ages. The only real downside to booking HDDR is that the transportation to Pioneer Hall at Ft. Wilderness can be tricky, so make sure you plan that out ahead of time. The WDW Prep Navigator can help you figure out the best way to get there.

What is the Tables in Wonderland card?

From a Star Wars virtual reality experience in Disney Springs to horseback riding at Fort Wilderness Resort, Walt Disney World has something for just about everyone. That is especially true for those that like dining out and enjoying a few drinks. For foodies looking to save a few bucks, the Tables in Wonderland program is potentially a great discount. But just what is it and who can use it? Keep reading to find out!

When do the dessert parties at Disney World open up for booking?

I wish I could tell you how many times a week we get asked this question. And that makes total sense because the process for booking dessert parties has gotten pretty confusing in recent years.   Disney publicizes that the dessert parties open up for booking at 180 days (like dining reservations) and while that may be true sometimes, it definitely isn't true ALL of the time.   In fact, more often than not you'll find that those pesky dessert parties don't open up at 180 days. Or even at 90 days. Sometimes they don't even open up at 60 days.   And, there really isn't any rhyme or reason to it. Well, at least not to "us" non-Disney employed folks there isn't.

Where can I get a Dole Whip at Disney World?

Dole Whips (essentially soft serve pineapple ice cream) are a big favorite of Disney World fans, and you can find them in a few places at Disney World. FYI: if you happen to be on the Disney Dining Plan, Dole Whip treats are a fantastic use of a snack credit.