Early 2022 Disney Cruise Line Vacations Available Beginning October 22, 2020

Early 2022 Disney Cruise Line itineraries will return to Hawaii and other favorite tropical destinations to delight families with one-of-a-kind vacations at sea. Adventure awaits during 10-night Hawaiian Islands cruises and a variety of sailings to the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico, departing from coast-to-coast homeports including New Orleans, Galveston, Texas, San Diego, Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida.

Early 2022 Disney Cruise Line Vacations Available Beginning October 22, 2020

Hawaiian Islands Cruises from Honolulu and Vancouver

The Disney Wonder will return to the Hawaiian Islands in early 2022 for two special 10-night cruises: a voyage to Honolulu from Vancouver, Canada, on April 26, 2022 and a return sailing to Vancouver on May 6, 2022.

Guests will discover the breathtaking beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, including the famous beaches of Waikiki on Oahu; unforgettable views from high atop the summit of Haleakala Crater on Maui; the lush tropical gardens and waterfalls of Kauai; and the diverse natural wonders of Hawaii Island.

Even More Family Vacations from Florida

Vacationers can combine a Disney cruise getaway with a stay at Walt Disney World Resort in early 2022 with two ships sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida, and a third ship departing from Miami. Every cruise from Florida in early 2022 includes a visit to Disney’s private island paradise, Castaway Cay.

  • From Port Canaveral, the Disney Fantasy begins 2022 with a six-night Western Caribbean cruise, followed by seven-night voyages to a variety of favorite destinations in the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
  • The Disney Dream, also sailing from Port Canaveral, embarks on three- and four-night Bahamian cruises to Nassau and Castaway Cay. Offering even more fun in the sun, one special four-night cruise includes two stops at Castaway Cay.
  • From Miami, the Disney Magic sails four- and five-night Bahamian cruises and five-night Western Caribbean cruises. One special three-night sailing to Castaway Cay and Key West, Florida, makes the perfect long weekend escape.

With a variety of options from Florida to choose from, guests can look forward to embarking on a vacation that provides something for everyone in the family, combining the adventure and relaxation of tropical destinations, the ease and indulgence of an ocean cruise, and the world-class entertainment and service of a Disney vacation.

Popular Tropical Destinations from Galveston and New Orleans

The Disney Wonder will offer Western Caribbean getaways early in 2022. Initially from Galveston, Texas, with four-night itineraries, followed by four- and six-night voyages from New Orleans.

A special six-night Bahamian voyage offered from both Galveston and New Orleans will give guests the opportunity to visit Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas, in addition to the lively beach town of Key West.

Baja Getaways from San Diego

The Disney Wonder will return to San Diego, California in March and April 2022 with cruises to Baja, Mexico, where you can enjoy vibrant culture, stunning beaches and exciting water activities.

Most sailings to the Baja peninsula call on the charming coastal city of Ensenada, known for its turquoise blue water and rugged mountainous terrain. A two-night cruise to Ensenada has a Friday departure from San Diego, giving you an amazing weekend getaway to experience world-class entertainment aboard the Disney Wonder.

Four- and five-night Baja cruises include a visit to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, a popular destination with dramatic rock formations and white-sand beaches, or to Catalina Island, a tropical gem off the California coast with plenty of outdoor adventures and seaside charm.

Early 2022 Disney Cruise Line bookings will open to the public beginning October 22, 2020. Castaway Club members are eligible for early access.

Disney Wish Update

Although the Disney Wish was originally scheduled to sail in early 2022, its maiden voyage has been postponed to summer 2022 as a result of pandemic-related delays at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Germany. The ship will be slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy at approximately 144,000 gross tons and 1,250 guest staterooms.

Early 2022 Disney Cruise Line Vacations Available Beginning October 22, 2020

Complete List of Early 2022 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries and Dates

The Caribbean

You can feel the warm breezes of the Caribbean as you take in the sun, sand and turquoise waters on a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-night cruise from Port Canaveral or Miami, Florida; Galveston, Texas or New Orleans, Louisiana. Ports of call on these Caribbean itineraries may include Cozumel, Costa Maya, Grand Cayman, Tortola, St. Thomas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Disney Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise.

WESTERN CARIBBEAN

2022 Disney Wonder 4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston: 1/6, 1/10, 1/20, 1/24, 1/28

Day 1: Galveston, Texas
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Galveston, Texas

2022 Disney Wonder 4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans: 2/14, 2/24, 2/28

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: New Orleans, Louisiana

2022 Disney Magic 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami: 1/8, 2/14, 3/5, 3/28, 4/2

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Magic 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami: 1/22, 2/5, 3/19, 4/30

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 6: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Fantasy 6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/2

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Costa Maya, Mexico
Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 7: Port Canaveral, Florida

2022 Disney Wonder 6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans: 2/2

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: New Orleans, Louisiana

2022 Disney Wonder 6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans: 2/8

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: New Orleans, Louisiana

2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/29, 2/12, 3/12, 3/26

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5: Falmouth, Jamaica
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

EASTERN CARIBBEAN

2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/15, 4/9

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Day 5: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 2/26

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

The Bahamas

You can enjoy the laid-back island life on a 3-, 4-, 5-, or 6-night Bahamian getaway from Port Canaveral, Miami, Galveston, Texas or New Orleans. Select itineraries will whisk you off to a variety of idyllic destinations, including Nassau, Key West, or Disney Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise.

2022 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2022 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2022 Disney Magic 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 5/5

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Key West, Florida
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/3, 1/17, 1/31, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/10, 2/7

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2022 Disney Magic 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 1/24, 2/14, 2/21, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2022 Disney Magic 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 2/24

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Key West, Florida
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Disney Castaway Cay: 3/7

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2022 Disney Magic 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 1/3, 1/17, 1/31, 2/19, 2/28, 3/14, 4/11, 4/25

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Key West, Florida
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 6: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Magic 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 4/16

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Key West, Florida
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 6: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Wonder 6-Night Bahamian Cruise from Galveston: 1/14

Day 1: Galveston, Texas
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Key West, Florida
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Galveston, Texas

2022 Disney Wonder 6-Night Bahamian Cruise from New Orleans: 2/18

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Key West, Florida
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: New Orleans, Louisiana

Baja

Pack your sense of adventure on 2-, 4- or 5-night cruises from San Diego to the stunning Mexican beach towns. Stops along the way may include Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada in Mexico and Catalina Island in California give you the chance to bask on beautiful beaches, fish, surf or simply savor the tasty local cuisine.

2022 Disney Wonder 2-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego: 3/18

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: Ensenada, Mexico
Day 3: San Diego, California

2022 Disney Wonder 4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego: 3/30

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: Catalina, California
Day 3: Ensenada, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: San Diego, California

2022 Disney Wonder 4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego: 4/13, 4/17

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: San Diego, California

2022 Disney Wonder 5-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego: 3/20, 3/25, 4/3, 4/8

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Ensenada, Mexico
Day 6: San Diego, California

Pacific Coast

You can take in the sights and sounds of California in San Diego and San Francisco before making your way to Canada on this 5-night sailing that includes 2 fun-filled days at sea. You’ll also encounter an exciting blend of outdoor and cosmopolitan adventures in the maritime cities of Victoria and Vancouver.

2022 Disney Wonder 5-Night Pacific Coast Cruise from San Diego ending in Vancouver: 4/21

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: San Francisco, California
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Victoria (British Columbia), Canada
Day 6: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada

Panama Canal

Explore the historic districts of “The Big Easy” before setting off on a glorious, 14-night adventure to sunny San Diego. Drop anchor in Cartagena, Grand Cayman and 3 Mexican ports of call—plus pass through the famous Panama Canal, an engineering marvel connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific.

2022 Disney Wonder 14-Night Westbound Panama Canal Cruise from New Orleans ending in San Diego: 3/4

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Cartagena, Colombia
Day 7: Panama Canal
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Day 13: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 14: At Sea
Day 15: San Diego, California

Hawaii

You’ll have the chance to return to the sunny shores of Hawai’i with two 10-night sailings aboard the Disney Wonder. Explore lush tropical gardens and waterfalls, discover the extraordinary jewels of the tropics and experience the aloha spirit on scenic voyages that whisk you to the glorious islands of Hawai’i. Navigate the scenic blue waters of the Pacific Ocean as you explore exotic ports of call that include Nawiliwili, Kahului and Honolulu—and enjoy 5 fun-filled days at sea, where Broadway-style entertainment, Disney themed dining and fabulous family activities await.

2022 Disney Wonder 10-Night Hawaiian Cruise from Vancouver ending in Honolulu: 4/26

Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Nawiliwili, Hawai’i
Day 8: Nawiliwili, Hawai’i
Day 9: Kahului, Hawai’i
Day 10: Honolulu, Hawai’i
Day 11: Honolulu, Hawai’i

2022 Disney Wonder 10-Night Hawaiian Cruise from Honolulu ending in Vancouver: 5/6

Day 1: Honolulu, Hawai’i
Day 2: Kahului, Hawai’i
Day 3: Hilo, Hawai’i
Day 4: Nawiliwili, Hawai’i
Day 5: Nawiliwili, Hawai’i
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada

Early 2022 Disney Cruise Line Vacations Available Beginning October 22, 2020

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Top 12 Advent Calendars for 2020: Disney, Harry Potter, LEGO and more

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Are you ready to start thinking about the holiday season? A fun tradition in my house is advent calendars. Each of my kids love receiving an advent calendar to count down the days to Christmas! We have found a variety of advent calendars that we wanted to share with you so you can find the perfect one for your interests! So, without further ado, here are our 12 favorite advent calendars for 2020:

For the Harry Potter Funko fan… Harry Potter Funko Advent Calendar

For the Disney fan… Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

For the Harry Potter LEGO fan… LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar

For the Friends fan… Friends: The Official Advent Calendar

For the LEGO City fan… LEGO City Advent Calendar

For the LEGO Star Wars fan… LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

For the L.O.L. Surprise fan… L.O.L. Surprise Bling-A-Tree Advent Calendar

For the Hot Wheels fan… Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

For the Nightmare Before Christmas fan… Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Advent Calendar

For the Super Mario fan… SUPER MARIO Advent Calendar

For the LEGO friends fan… LEGO Friends Advent Calendar

For the Thomas and Friends fan… Thomas and Friends Advent Calendar

Looking for other holiday gift ideas? Don’t miss these 25 Disney LEGO sets under $25!

Top 12 Advent Calendars for 2020

Most Affordable Table Service Restaurants at Disney World

Since Walt Disney World reopened in July, dining plans have been unavailable. This can make eating in the parks on a budget relatively difficult. Food is often the biggest expense of a Disney World vacation. So, today we want to share with you the most affordable table service restaurants at Disney World.

Top Most Affordable Table Service Restaurants at Disney World

Inside the Theme Parks

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater: The atmosphere is almost as good as the food at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The whole family will love eating inside of a car at this old fashioned drive in movie theater. You can choose from burgers, pasta, sandwiches, chicken, and more, all $25 and under. If you’re looking for a treat, we also enjoy the desserts like their house-made candy bar, warm doughnut, and cookie shake.

The Plaza Restaurant: This charming parlor serves lunch and dinner inside Magic Kingdom Park at the end of Main Street, U.S.A.. You can try the home-style meatloaf, cheese steak sandwich, burger, or club sandwich for $22 or less! But, be sure to save room for dessert here. They have amazing seasonal milkshakes and delectable sundaes year round.

50’s Prime Time Cafe: You will feel like you really have traveled back to the 1950’s when you step inside of 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You’ll even have a chance to watch black-and-white clips from popular prime-time shows circa 1955 during your meal. All of the classics are on the menu- fried chicken, meatloaf, and pot roast. Or, just order the sampler to try a little of each. Just remember to keep your elbows off of the tables here.

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant: Tony’s Town Square Restaurant gets somewhat mixed reviews from guests, but we have had consistently good experiences there, as recently as October 2020. You can try pizza or a number of pasta dishes, with most being under $25 each. We recommend the shrimp alfredo or spaghetti!

Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria: You’ll enjoy a culinary tour of Southern Italy when you dine at Via Napoli in EPCOT. The whole family can easily share one of these amazing, authentic Neapolitan style pizzas. Via Napoli was even voted Critic’s Choice for “Best Theme Park Restaurant” by Orlando Sentinel.

Nine Dragons Restaurant: Nine Dragons Restaurant is hidden in the China pavilion at EPCOT. You can enjoy Cantonese, Mongolian, Szechuan, Hunan and Kiangche-style specialties under the soft glow of Chinese lamps. The menu offers spare ribs, kung pao chicken, fried rice, pork belly, and so much more for $25 or less. Nine Dragons even offers a family dinner for $26 per guest which includes your choice of soup, select entrees, and dessert.

Top Most Affordable Table Service Restaurants at Disney World

Disney Springs

Disney Springs has a lot of affordable table service restaurants, as far as dining on property goes at least. Most of them are rated “$$” on the Disney World website which indicates that their pricing generally ranges from $15 to $34.99 per person. Below, I have listed my favorite affordable table service restaurants at Disney Springs.

Splitsville Dining Room: Did you know that you can dine at Splitsville without having to bowl? They have a full menu including pizza, sushi, salads, sandwiches and more. You can enjoy six different 13-inch pizzas for less than $20 each! We also love their Macho Nachos for just $16 which can also feed two people! If you have a rainy day or time outside the parks, stop by for a delicious meal and even some bowling.

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen: Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen is the ultimate spot for comfort food. They have some of the best fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and sweet tea that I’ve ever had! You can enjoy any of their sandwiches, dinner salads, or kitchen (sampler) plate for under $20! They also offer a delicious weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Rainforest Cafe: Rainforest Cafe is always a family friendly option where your kids will love the chance to journey into the Amazon, surrounded by animated animals to the sounds of thunder claps and sudden rainstorms. All of the sandwiches and burgers are under $20 in addition to some of the appetizers that could be served as a meal like the quesadillas, chicken strips, or pepperoni flatbread.

Planet Hollywood: You can dine among the stars at Planet Hollywood. The restaurant is full of movie memorabilia and TV’s of all sizes! You may just get to participate in a sing along during your meal. All of the burgers and sandwiches on the menu are under $20. Some of our other favorites include one of the biggest nachos we’ve ever tried, and the penne, chicken & broccoli pasta, each under $20, as well.

T-Rex Cafe: T-Rex is one of my favorite restaurants for families with boys because of the theming, including squawking pterosaurs, wooly mammoths, a massive undulating octopus and life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. Every 20 minutes, you’ll even get to experience a meteor shower, complete with rumbling and fiery “explosions.” You can enjoy burgers, quesadillas, flatbread pizza, and more for under $20.

City Works Eatery & Pour House: City Works Eatery & Pour House is Disney Springs’ newest dining establishment. It is located at the far end of the West Side, next to the NBA Experience. You can enjoy burgers, fish or chicken tacos, mac n’ cheese, or chicken wings here for under $20. This is also a great spot to watch your favorite game on TV.

If you’re traveling before October 29, 2020, don’t miss out on exclusive weekdays at Disney Springs savings!

Top Most Affordable Table Service Restaurants at Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Did you know that you are welcome to dine at any Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, regardless of where you are staying? You can visit other hotels and enjoy some of their delicious dining options and even shopping, in many cases.

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop: You may feel like you’ve traveled back in time when you visit this nostalgic soda shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. They have a full dinner menu with six burgers and sandwiches, each under $20. The real “star of the show” here though is the dessert! They serve hand-dipped ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, and more. The most expensive item on the menu is the Kitchen Sink at $35, which easily serves four.

Bonus: Beaches & Cream also offers a to-go menu of ice cream and beverages, and you can even enjoy your treats at a poolside table outside, overlooking Stormalong Bay.

Sanaa: You can enjoy a delicious dinner with some incredible views of the animals on the savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village. Keep an eye out for gazelles, zebras, giraffes, kudu, ostriches, cranes and more as you dine. Don’t miss the Indian-style Bread Service appetizer which includes five breads and nine different dipping sauces.

Kona Cafe: Kona Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort with a menu inspired by the South Seas. If you’re starting your day here with breakfast, you have to try the Tonga Toast, a banana stuffed french toast. During dinner, you can enjoy poke bowls, sushi, glazed chicken wings, or lobster and crab macaroni & cheese for under $20 each!

Olivia’s Cafe: Olivia’s Cafe is often considered one of the best hidden gems at Disney World. This nautical themed restaurant serves Key West inspired dishes like conch fritters, crab cake, sea scallops, shrimp pasta and more. You can try the Duval Street Burger, Conch Flats Club Sandwich, or any of the appetizers for under $20 each.

Grand Floridian Cafe: We think the Grand Floridian Cafe at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is another great hidden gem, especially for brunch. During breakfast and lunch, you can enjoy pancakes, Mickey-shaped waffles, eggs benedict, and more, each for less than $20. You’ll also enjoy a nice view of the gardens at the resort.

As a reminder, reservations are strongly recommended for table service restaurants and can be made up to 60 days in advance in your My Disney Experience account.

What are your favorite affordable table service restaurants at Disney World?

*Please note that all prices are current as of October 2020, but subject to change.

2020 Holiday Season at Disney World Kicks Off November 6

2020 Holiday Season at Disney World Kicks Off November 6

Although the holiday festivities may look a little different this year, the 2020 holiday season at Disney World will return Friday, November 6, 2020.

From the Disney Parks Blog:

2020 Holiday Season at Disney World Kicks Off November 6
Photo: Disney

From November 6 through December 30, 2020, you will be able to enjoy festive décor, themed merchandise, seasonal food & beverage offerings and entertainment all across Walt Disney World Resort. Holiday magic will be in full force at the four theme parks and Disney Springs, and Santa Claus will make time for special pop-up appearances at each location, waving and exclaiming holiday wishes to all. 

2020 Holiday Season at Disney World Kicks Off November 6
Photo: Disney

Guests will be delighted by the sight of festive flotillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, holiday promenades at EPCOT and merry motorcades at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Character cavalcades at Magic Kingdom Park will take on a special holiday twist, with Christmas friends on festive floats in their holiday finest. Gingerbread Men? Check! Elves and Reindeer? Check, check! And, we can’t forget the Toy Soldiers, who will join the Main Street Philharmonic as they march through Magic Kingdom Park, bringing musical holiday cheer for all to hear.  

2020 Holiday Season at Disney World Kicks Off November 6
Photo: Disney

When night falls, special projection effects will give a festive look to Cinderella Castle this year, providing a colorful backdrop for our guests’ photos. The appearance of the iconic castle will be transformed with a rotating series of designs including a whimsical Christmas sweater and a regal overlay of red, green and gold ornamentation. This will be in place of the Castle Dream Lights. Other holiday experiences that draw big crowds will be on hiatus this year as well, such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. 

2020 Holiday Season at Disney World Kicks Off November 6
Photo: Disney

Of course, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a meal among friends and family. Minnie Mouse will be hosting a yuletide gathering for all her friends at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting November 6. Santa Goofy will be there, along with Minnie and more in their holiday best.

Over at Disney Springs, guests will discover Christmas around every corner as they come across a collection of elaborately-decorated Disney Christmas trees spread throughout this retail, dining and entertainment destination. In the evening, guests visiting areas within Town Center, West Side and The Landing will encounter a magical snowfall, adding an extra touch of wonder to their holiday shopping. And to top it off, Jock Lindsey will once again be turning his hangar bar into Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar complete with delightful holiday décor and a delicious limited-time menu filled with festive favorites.

2020 Holiday Season at Disney World Kicks Off November 6
Photo: Disney

Disney Resort hotels will also be decked out for the holidays, with their lobbies featuring iconic trees and other festive flourishes. However, guest favorite gingerbread displays will not return to any of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels this year due to physical distancing guidelines.

Starting a bit later in the 2020 holiday season at Disney World, highlights from the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will return on Friday, November 27. Holiday kitchens will be offered around World Showcase promenade with favorites like American Holiday Table featuring Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing and Bavaria Holiday Kitchen with dishes like Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl.

2020 Holiday Season at Disney World Kicks Off November 6
Photo: Disney

Guests can step inside World ShowPlace to enjoy the returning group, JOYFUL!, who present a journey through R&B, Gospel, contemporary and traditional Christmas and holiday music. Also, the Voices of Liberty will bring their incredible 8-part harmonies to the America Gardens Theatre stage for a special concert of favorite carols and songs of the season.

2020 Holiday Season at Disney World Kicks Off November 6

We can look forward to creating new holiday traditions as Disney introduces unique ways to enjoy the season together. So, make your list – and check it twice – because there’s a lot of holiday fun to see and do at Walt Disney World Resort!

Five Universal Orlando Resort Recipes to Make at Home

We all have favorite theme park snacks, right? It can be tough when you’re craving a butterbeer, but can’t stop by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to pick one up. So, we have the next best thing! Make one at home! You can make these four amazing Universal Orlando Resort recipes at home to help get you by until your next Universal Orlando Resort vacation. Enjoy!

Butterbeer Recipe from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

butterbeer recipe

One of the most iconic snacks from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or even all of Universal Orlando Resort is butterbeer. Butterbeer is served chilled, frozen, or warm (seasonally) inside of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You can find this sweet butterscotch flavored treat in the Three Broomsticks, Leaky Cauldron, Hog’s Head, and carts throughout the Wizarding World.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 4 bottles (12 oz. bottles) cream soda

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.
  2. Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.

To make your butterbeer most like the original version served in the parks, you will want to freeze this recipe since it served hot.

We even have a Harry Potter recipe card that you can print out to save your butterbeer recipe to make again and again!

Fried PB&J with Bananas Sandwich Recipe from Halloween Horror Nights

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Although Universal Orlando Resort will not be hosting Halloween Horror Nights in 2020, you can still enjoy a delicious treat from the nation’s premier Halloween event!

The first step to enoying these fried pb&j with bananas sandwich is to make the secret ingredient that makes this sandwich unbelievable… FUNNEL CAKE BATTER!

Funnel Cake Batter Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, mix the milk and eggs together.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Next, stir the bowl of dry ingredients into the large bowl of wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Set aside for later.

Fried PB&J with Bananas Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of thick cut, white bread
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of grape jelly
  • ½ banana sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
  • ½ cup funnel cake batter
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
  • Canola oil (I would get at least 48 oz.)

Directions:

  • Preheat a large, heavy bottomed pot or large fry pan with canola oil until it reaches 350 degrees (use a candy thermometer to check temp).
    • You can also use a dutch oven or stock pot to fry as well. Whatever floats your boat… or in this case, sandwich.
    • For the canola oil, you’ll want around 2 inches or so. You want to be able to fully submerge the sandwich in the oil.
    • If you don’t have a candy thermometer (which I did not), you can tell the oil is ready when it’s shimmering with a whiff of smoke.
  • Spread creamy peanut butter evenly on one slice of bread.
  • Spread grape jelly evenly on another slice of bread.
  • Pause to lick any peanut butter or jelly you may have gotten on your fingers.
  • Slice the banana and place onto the piece of bread with the peanut butter.
  • Close sandwich and submerge into the bowl of funnel cake batter until completely covered.
  • Place the sandwich into the preheated oil but be careful! I recommend using tongs or a large slotted spoon.
  • Fry until golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove from oil and place onto paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  • Drizzle as much chocolate syrup as you’d like and garnish with powdered sugar. I love A LOT of chocolate as you can probably tell in the picture!
  • Lastly, turn on the Halloween Horror Nights Spotify Playlist, close your eyes, and munch away. It’s almost like you’re back on the fog covered streets… almost.

Are you ready to start counting down to Halloween Horror Nights 2021?!

Guacamole Recipe from Antojitos

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You can celebrate Cinco de Mayo anytime with this guacamole recipe from Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food in Universal CityWalk.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of jalapeños (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon of tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of red onions (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon olives (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice
  • A drizzle of olive oil

Directions:

  1. First, let’s get fancy and get a bunch of little bowls and divide all the ingredients up into them. Then, let’s get mixing!
  2. Put the jalapeños in a large bowl (if you don’t like spiciness, skip this step.)
  3. Carefully cut the avocado in half and discard the pit by inserting the blade into the seed using a quick and gentle cutting movement, then twist and remove. Gently scoop the avocado with a spoon and place in a bowl.
  4. Add the red onion, tomatoes, cilantro, salt, and olives to the bowl.
  5. Add a drizzle of olive oil.
  6. Mash and mix all the ingredients together using the back of a large spoon or fork, then mix in the lime juice.
  7. Shape it into a perfect little guac mountain and garnish with extra cilantro or tomatoes.
  8. Get your favorite chips and get your guac on!

Blast the mariachi music, throw those chips in a bowl, and get that salt shaker ready. It’s time to fiesta!

Big Apple Grilled Cheese Recipe from TODAY Cafe

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You can bring a taste of Universal’s comfort food to your home with the Big Apple Grilled Cheese recipe from TODAY Cafe. This fun twist on grilled cheese combines the savory flavors of melted cheesiness and tomatoes with the crisp sweetness of apples all in one sandwich. It’s a great lunch option for your kids or for the big kid that’s in all of us.

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 2 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 1 slice of pepper jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon roasted plum tomato
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 4 thin slices of Red Delicious apple

Directions:

  1. Butter two slices of white bread with softened butter
  2. Remove the core of the apple and cut into 4 wedges
  3. Thinly slice one wedge of apple and set aside for later
  4. Place bread butter side down into non-stick fry pan on medium heat
  5. Begin to build the sandwich by laying the pepper jack and Swiss cheese on one slice
  6. Allow the cheese to begin to melt from the heat below
  7. Once the cheese begins to soften, place apples and tomatoes on top of the slice with cheddar
  8. Using a spatula, flip the side with the pepper jack onto the other side and press for one minute
  9. Ensure that both sides are golden brown, remove from pan and place onto cutting board
  10. Cut in half and enjoy the cheesiness!
  11. Serve with your favorite side of fruit, potato salad, or whatever your heart desires

Bonus: it’s an easy recipe to tackle for those of us who aren’t necessarily cooking savvy.

Four Universal Orlando Resort Recipes to Make at Home

Mini Pumpkin Donuts with Green Icing Recipe

This is the perfect pumpkin donut recipe to bring a little Halloween Horror Nights to your home. Not only are they deliciously pumpkin flavored, they’re also mini and very cute!

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort

Makes 24 Mini Pumpkin Donuts

Ingredients:

  • 1  cup sugar
  • 4  teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup of pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups flour (plus a little more if dough is sticky)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Green icing or white icing + green food coloring (from local grocery store for topping)

Directions

  • In a large bowl mix the sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and nutmeg together.
  • Add eggs, milk, and melted butter. Beat well.
  • Add 3 cups of the flour, beating until blended. Add one more cup of flour and beat well. The dough should be soft and sticky but firm enough to handle. If you feel it’s necessary, add up to 1/2 cup more flour.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill for (at least) one hour.

During your hour break, turn on the Halloween Horror Nights Spotify Playlist and imagine yourself standing in the fog. Now it’s time for the fun part.

  • Remove your dough from the fridge and begin heating about 1 inch of oil to 360℉ in a large metal skillet or dutch oven.
  • Working half the dough at a time, roll it out on a floured surface to about ½ inch thickness.
  • Cut out circles using a mini donut cutter or small biscuit or cookie cutter, really anything that can give you a mini donut shape. 
    • For the center, I actually use the cap off a soda bottle to cut the holes. (Life hack!)
  • Gently drop the donuts a little away from you in batches into the hot oil.
  • As they begin to puff, flip them over with metal tongs and continue to flip a few more times as they cook. They will take about 2-3 minutes in total and will be a lovely golden brown color all over.
  • Remove donuts from the oil and set them on top of paper towels draped over a plate.
  • Grab the green icing you purchased from your local grocery store and drizzle over donuts as much as you’d like!
    • If you’re unable to find green icing, you can mix green food coloring in any white frosting. 
  • For a little more fun, you can even crush up some cookie crumbles and lay the donuts on top to resemble a spooky little pumpkin patch.
  • Take a photo and ENJOY!

What are you whipping up in the kitchen? Share with us your homemade Universal Orlando Resort recipes!

Four Universal Orlando Resort Recipes to Make at Home

9 Reasons You Will Love Staying at Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is one of the official Walt Disney World Resort hotels, owned and operated by Disney. As a resort guest, you’re eligible for Disney’s Magical Express (complimentary airport transfers), complimentary transportation to and from the theme parks, complimentary parking at the theme parks, and so much more. We are discussing our 9 favorite reasons to stay at Disney’s Pop Century Resort in further detail below and think you’ll love staying here, too!

Price

First and foremost, we have to acknowledge what a great value it is to stay at this value resort. With prices starting at just $154 per night (in 2020 before any special offers), this is an amazing way to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel on a budget. Outside of Disney’s All Star Resorts, this is the most economical option at Disney World.

Refurbished Rooms

The hotel rooms at Pop Century were recently refurbished and are beautiful! Disney replaced the double beds with two queen beds and removed the carpeting with a modern laminate flooring. The second queen bed even folds into the wall with a table and chairs underneath for additional space and seating in the room. They have a very updated and modern feel with Disney touches scattered throughout.

Disney Skyliner

The Disney Skyliner is Disney’s newest method of transportation, opening fall 2019. These gondolas offer quick and convenient access to both EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. The Skyliner station sits between Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, making it a short walk from the 60’s section. It takes just 7 minutes of travel time to arrive at Hollywood Studios while only 12 minutes to arrive at EPCOT. Please note, there is a transfer station at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort when traveling to either park from Pop Century.

Everything Pop Shopping and Dining

Disney’s Pop Century Resort has a spacious food court and gift shop called Everything Pop Shopping and Dining. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Depending on the time of year, it may open as early as 6 am and remain open until as late as midnight. They have meals, snacks, and treats in addition to the resort refillable drink stations. You can even purchase a pizza meal deal with salad and breadsticks to feed a family of four for just $29.99!

Resort Activities

Even at this value resort, Pop Century has a team of entertainment staff that offers activities by the pool, Movies Under the Stars, and more. Most of this is included with your stay at no additional cost. So, if you’re spending time at the resort, don’t forget to check the activities calendar to find all that will be available during your visit.

Dedicated Buses

Unlike some Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Disney’s Pop Century Resort does not ever share buses with any other property. You will always enjoy a ride to and from the parks without having to make any additional stops on your way. You won’t even have to wait for multiple stops throughout the resort (as with many moderate and deluxe villa resorts) as Pop Century has one main bus stop at the front of the resort.

Photo Opportunities

There are larger than life statues throughout the resort that make for some amazing photo opportunities! Snap a picture with Goofy, just outside of Everything Pop Shopping and Dining. You’ll also find Mowgli and Baloo together in addition to Duncan Yo-yo’s and a Play-Doh container in the 60’s section. Other areas of the resort offer a tricycle, Roger Rabbit, Lady and the Tramp, a Rubix cube, foosball, and so much more!

Theming

The retro theming of Disney’s Pop Century Resort is fun for guests of all ages. Many parents (and grandparents) can relive their childhood with photos and relics from decades of the past. There are sections from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Discounts

Disney’s Pop Century Resort has historically participated in most every discount that Disney offers. From free dining to room discounts, you have a great chance of being able to take advantage of additional savings on your stay here!

Have you ever stayed at Disney’s Pop Century Resort during your Disney World vacation? What was your favorite part? Be sure to let us know!

Top 4 Reasons You Need to Visit Universal Orlando Resort This Fall

Top 4 Reasons You Need to Visit Universal Orlando Resort This Fall

Top 4 Reasons You Need to Visit Universal Orlando Resort This Fall

From the Universal Orlando Resort Blog:

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Fall always a great time to enjoy Universal Orlando Resort for the smaller crowds, cooler weather, and some delicious fall treats. Although we’re missing Halloween Horror Nights in 2020, there are still plenty of other reasons to plan to visit Universal Orlando Resort this fall.

Halloween Vibes at Universal Orlando Resort This Fall

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While Halloween Horror Nights is off for 2020, the teams at Universal Orlando Resort have made sure to salvage at least SOME of this crazy year with some spooky offerings throughout the parks. 

  • First off, there is the phenomenal Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store. The theming alone is an homage to years past and the extensive merchandise offerings include several must-haves for any horror junkie. You can get throwback designs from your favorite event years on T-shirts and posters, your favorite icons on collectible glasses and lanyards, and even limited edition items.
  • TWO haunted houses will be open on select dates in Universal Studios. This gives you horror-fanatics a chance to get your scream on, and you scaredy cats like me a chance to take a step toward fear in the daytime. Plus, keep an eye out near the houses for some foodie favorites.
  • Trick-or-treating will be available in Islands of Adventure for guests 12 and under! Grab a free bag and go door-to-door at certain retail stores throughout the park. Just look for the pumpkin sticker that marks each participating location!
  • Get into the Halloween spirit with a costume of your own! While totally optional, costumes are encouraged when you come visit Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure to fully embrace the season.
  • Catch horror films playing at Universal Cinemark in CityWalk throughout the fall months.
  • Scarecrow Stalk is your chance to come search for horror in all the right places. There will be thirteen unique scarecrows and skeletons throughout Universal Studios Florida and a prize at the end of the journey once you’ve found them all. 

Food and Beverage at Universal Orlando Resort This Fall

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Fall food and beverage items can be found in several locations and I highly recommend trying them all. Sure it will be a lot of steps, but, c’mon, you could use them after treats like these…

  • Try some HHN-inspired desserts like Werewolf Chocolate Cake Pops and Beating Heart Sour Gummies in the HHN Tribute Store.
  • The classic, beloved, delectable Pizza Fries are ready for you at Louie’s in Universal Studios.
  • Swing by Voodoo Doughnut for a Pumpkin Spice Specialty Doughnut and/or a Jack-themed Doughnut. 
  • Skeleton Bar in Cafe La Bamba is open on weekends and offers three unique, Halloween-inspired cocktails. Plus, as you’re walking toward the bar, there will be food offerings, so if you find yourself Screaming for S’mores Fries, you’re in the right place.
  • TODAY Cafe is serving a fall-themed Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread.
  • Cold Stone Creamery in CityWalk if offering a Fall Into Chocolate Signature Creation.

Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort This Fall

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While the weather is a little cooler in the fall months in Florida, it’s always swimsuit weather at Volcano Bay because of the beautiful invention of temperature-controlled water! A visit to Volcano Bay in the fall is pretty much guaranteed to offer beautiful and breezy weather, be relatively low on crowds, and still involve all of the thrill and chill opportunities you’re looking for, just with shorter lines.

The Hotels Get In On The Fall Action, Too

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Staying at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel is the best way to ensure you’re close to the action of the theme parks, have access to a ton of great theme park benefits, and just have an exceptional, themed, comfortable stay. All of this is always true, but even truer in the fall when the hotels get in on the cozy vibes for their guests. I’ve personally already got a handful of stays planned at Universal hotels in the coming months and am most looking forward to…

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  • HHN Icon Cocktails – I’m still internally deciding which I’ll order first, The Director (Ketel One Vodka, Kahlua, Amaretto, Heavy Cream) or The Chance (Bacardi Superior Rum, Aperol, Sour, orange bitters, orange, soda). Both of these cocktails are available at Velvet Bar and Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando; Bula at Loews Royal Pacific Resort;  Swizzle Lounge at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort; and Sand Bar Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites. So wherever you choose to stay this fall, you can grab one of these cocktails and will likely catch me doing the same.
  • Fire Pits – Getting to enjoy fire pits at Universal’s hotels is an absolute delight that I highly encourage you to add to your list of must-do’s during your fall stay. At Cabana Bay, you can even grab a s’mores kit at Bayliner Diner.
  • Fall Beers – Fall beers are the best kind of beers. They are GOOD and they are AVAILABLE at Jake’s American Bar in Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Sample them all with a beer flight and some pretzel rods with Porter cheese fondue.

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite fall indulgences at Universal Orlando Resort are and don’t forget to start planning your visit to Universal Orlando Resort this fall! If you’re missing Halloween Horror Nights, don’t miss these 13 ways to get your Halloween Horror Nights fix for 2020!

Weekdays at Disney Springs: Special Offer for Fall 2020 at Disney World

From the Disney Parks Blog:

Weekdays at Disney Springs: Special Offer for Fall 2020 at Disney World
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At Disney Springs, there’s always something new to discover from incredible restaurants to top-name retail brands and boutiques (some with co-branded Disney Collections!). If you love good food AND good deals, you’ll love Weekdays at Disney Springs. Starting September 21, 2020, you’ll be able to receive special 20% discounts on select menu items at 20 dining locations throughout Disney Springs. These offers will be available Monday-Thursday each week through October 29, 2020.  

Weekdays at Disney Springs is the perfect opportunity to try restaurants you’ve always wanted to go to or even indulge in a dish you’ve never had before. So stop on by and have a bite (or sip!) with us. 

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Blaze Pizza 

Enjoy 20% off with the purchase of a pizza and a drink – Including popular pizzas like the Green Stripe Pizza with pesto drizzle over grilled chicken, toasted red peppers, chopped garlic, mozzarella, and arugula or the Meat Eater Pizza with pepperoni, crumbled meatballs, red onion, mozzarella, and red sauce 

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Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’  

Get your southern fix with 20% off Shrimp & Grits – Pan-seared shrimp with tomato gravy and Tasso ham served over creamy Bradley’s grits 

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City Works Eatery & Pour House 

Grab a brew and enjoy 20% off the Tex Mex Mac ‘n Cheese Dish (with spicy chorizo, roasted jalapeño, pepper jack cheese sauce, crispy tortilla strips, cilantro, and cavatappi) and Smoked Cheddar Mac ‘n Cheese Dish (with grilled chicken, bacon lardons, smoked cheddar cheese sauce, cavatappi, and smoked cheddar cheese) 

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D-Luxe Burger  

Have a sweet sip with 20% off non-alcoholic Artisanal Shakes – Includes the Chocolate Gelato Shake, Cookies ‘n Cream Gelato Shake, Pumpkin Pie Gelato Shake, S’mores Gelato Shake, Strawberry Gelato Shake, and Vanilla Gelato Shake 

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The Edison 

Drop in for 20% off the Queen Cut Prime Rib – Boneless 14oz prime rib with au jus, horseradish cream sauce, popover, and your choice of baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, or fries 

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Enzo’s Hideaway 

Enjoy 20% off Dolce Vita – Charcuterie board featuring cured meats, artisan cheeses, and bread sticks 

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Frontera Cocina 

Enjoy 20% off of select dishes and the Sparkling Margarita – Dishes include the Red Chile Chicken Enchiladas, Garlicky Mushroom and Eggplant Tacos, and Cochinita Pibil 

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Haagen Dazs 

Satisfy your sweet tooth with 20% off any Dazzlers Sundae (Three (3) maximum per transaction) – Includes the Banana Split, Rocky Road, Dulce Split, and Mint Chip Sundaes 

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Hot Diggity Dogs and Mac & Cheese Disney Food Trucks 

Stop by Disney Springs West Side 20% off any purchase – Try bites like the Santa Fe Loaded House-made Chips, the Santa Fe All-Beef Hot Dog, the Six-Cheese Crunchy Macaroni and Cheese, and more 

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Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company 

Receive 20% off of the Fall-favorite Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Cold Brew (also available in Nitro Brew) – Featuring hints of pumpkin pie and vanilla custard 

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Maria & Enzo’s 

Enjoy 20% off Pollo Alla Parmigiana – Lightly-breaded chicken breast, tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, parmagiano-reggiano, and spaghetti pomodoro 

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Morimoto Asia 

Enjoy 20% off Peking Duck Ramen – Served with Peking duck broth, egg noodles, duck meat, scallion, cilantro, and soy marinated egg 

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Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas 

Enjoy 20% off of any appetizer – Includes Chips & Salsa, Beef Empanadas, P37 Dipping Trio, P37 Nachos, South American Crazy Corn, Poutine, and Peruvian Salchipapa 

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Pizza Ponte 

Grab a cheesy bite with 20% off of the Big Roman Pizza Slice – With tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese 

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Planet Hollywood 

Receive a 20% discount on your entire bill – Not valid with other special discounts or promotions; valid with our Special Prime Rib and Grouper menu; not valid for alcohol, gift cards or group events; valid one per table per visit 

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Polite Pig 

Chow down with 20% off Spiced Pork Rinds – Served with pimento cheese dip 

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Splitsville Luxury Lanes 

Strike! Get 20% off Loaded Fries – Fries smothered with queso blanco, bacon, ranch, and scallions 

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Sunshine Churros 

Get your churro fix with 20% off your entire purchase – Yummy churros include dipped churros (chocolate-hazelnut or milk chocolate), gourmet churros (strawberry cheesecake or cookies and cream), and classic churros (traditional cinnamon, watermelon, apple cinnamon, fruity cereal, salted caramel, and rose gold) 

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Starbucks 

Enjoy 20% off all merchandise and retail coffee 

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Wetzel’s Pretzels 

Grab a sweet snack with 20% off Cinnamon Bitz (Three (3) maximum per transaction)  

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Wolfgang Puck Express 

Enjoy 20% off all Hand-Crafted Gourmet Pizzas including the Margherita Pizza, Roasted Mushroom Pizza, Classic Cheese Pizza, Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Meatball Pizza, and Pepperoni Pomodoro Pizza 

For more information on all of the locations listed above, to make reservations, or find the latest information on all of the guidelines for having a safe and fun time while visiting Disney Springs, visit the official Disney Springs website.  

Heading to Disney World this fall? Don’t miss these 5 things to order before your 2020 Disney World vacation!

DISCLAIMER: Weekdays at Disney Springs® area is a promotional program valid Monday-Thursday from 9/21/20-10/29/20. Participating Disney Springs® locations offer at least one featured menu item at a 20% discount. Guests must mention “Weekdays at Disney Springs” in order to receive discount. Not valid with other offers. Offerings are subject to change without notice. 

5 Things You Need to Order for Your 2020 Disney World Vacation

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Things are a little different at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida now. Although the magic is absolutely still there, there are some changes that Disney has made to keep guests and cast members as safe as possible. Face coverings are now required, but there are also a few other things that we have found very helpful to order before your 2020 Disney World vacation.

Masks: Face coverings are required at the Walt Disney World Resort for all guests age two and up. They do need to be worn everywhere, from the theme parks to Disney Springs and even hotels. You can read Disney’s safety guidelines here. My kids and I prefer cloth reusable masks while my husband prefers disposable masks. You can wear whatever you are most comfortable in, as long as it meets Disney’s guidelines.

Cooling Towels: It’s hot almost year round in Florida and the masks will likely make you even warmer than you would otherwise be. This four pack of breathable cooling towels will stay chilled for up to three hours and even come with their own waterproof carrying case and carabiner clip.

Neck Fans: Another great option to help keep you cool during your vacation is neck fans. These rechargeable neck fans allow you to remain hands free while waiting in line or walking the parks. They even offer three speed levels and adjustable, rotating fans so you can control your comfort.

Lanyards: If you’re traveling with kids, you may find it helpful to bring a lanyard for them. Although they can only remove the mask while stationary and actively eating and drinking, it’s great to be able to clip their mask onto a lanyard rather than having to find somewhere clean and dry to set it down. My son has even continued to use his lanyard for his mask at school! This four pack of Disney lanyards can even cover the whole family for less than $10!

Face Wipes: We have found that our faces get pretty hot and sweaty under the masks. Although it’s nice to take a break at a relaxation station to cool off, we find face wipes extra refreshing. It can also help with any “maskne” concerns. We have used the Simple Cleansing Face Wipes with great success. They’re lightweight and easy to throw in your park bag.

Are you planning a 2020 Disney World vacation? We’d love to help! Our incredible services are 100% free to you. Plus, we’re giving a free reusable cotton face mask to all guests who book a 2020 vacation. Contact us today for more details.

15 Amazing Disney Halloween Items You Probably Need to Order Right Now

15 Amazing Disney Halloween Items You Probably Need to Order Right Now

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Fall has arrived and we’re so ready! Since we won’t be trick or treating down Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, we need a little more Disney Halloween at home. You may be feeling the same so we wanted to share these 15 amazing Disney Halloween items that we think you won’t want to live without!

Mickey Mouse Funko Pop

Minnie Mouse Funko Pop

Inflatable Hanging Mickey Mouse Bat

Halloween Minnie Ears

Hocus Pocus: The Game

Poisoned Apple Mug

Inflatable Hanging Mickey Mouse Ghost

Mickey Mouse Sparkling Pumpkin

Haunted Mansion Table Runner

Mickey Mouse Halloween Cauldron Shaped Coffee Mug

“I Don’t Spook, I Sparkle” TinkerBell Halloween Shirt

Minnie Mouse Halloween Sweatshirt

Nightmare Before Christmas socks

My First Halloween Bedtime Storybook

Scary Storybook Collection

So… how do you plan to add a little Disney Halloween into your home this year? Have you already started decorating?

If you’re comfortable traveling this fall, Halloween will be celebrated at Magic Kingdom Park from September 15 through October 31, 2020. Guests can even wear their Halloween costumes during normal park hours for the first time ever! You can also find all of the yummy details about the fall treats available at Disney World this year.