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Online Dining Reservations at Disneyland start October 3rd

If you want to dine at a Disneyland table service restaurant you need to pick up your phone and actually speak to someone or send an email.  How 2008!!!!  But that is all about to change.  Starting October 3rd, Disneyland table service restaurants will be making dining reservations online!!!  The new Disneyland online dining reservation system will be just like the system for Walt Disney World.  Just go to to make your table service dining reservations.

Similarly to Walt Disney World, Disneyland will be cracking down on people who make dining reservations but are “no shows” by requiring a credit card when making certain reservations.  If you miss those reservations without a 24 hour notice, your credit card will be charged up to $10/person.
This is a nice change for Disneyland guests.  Bravo, Disneyland!!

Prince Eric’s Village Market Opens with Healthy Snacks

Prince Eric’s Village Market opened this past week in the New Fantasyland area of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

‘Better for You’ Goodies Continue to Expand in Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks

This new food and beverage location offers healthy snacks like fruit, veggies, hummus & chips, Greek yogurt, and more.  So if you want to a healthy snack or have dietary restrictions, this is a great new location for you.

Although I don’t immediately think of eating a healthy snack when I am at the Magic Kingdom, after a few days of ice cream, funnel cakes, and pretzels, it is a nice change of pace to eat an apple.

Are you wondering who the heck Prince Eric is and why he has his own Village Market?  Prince Eric is from The Little Mermaid and wins Ariel’s heart even though she can’t speak to him thanks to that awful Ursula.  I wonder if Sebastian and Flounder had something to do with there not being any seafood on the menu at Prince Eric’s Village Market???

Epcot’s Fountain View Starbucks Opens

The Fountain View in Epcot’s Future World reopened this week as the latest Starbucks location at Walt Disney World.

It will be serving Starbucks coffee as well as espresso and Frappuccino® blended beverages and Starbucks Artisan breakfast sandwiches.  Fountain View will also be serving Disney cookies, brownies and gourmet cupcakes at the bakery.  Fountain View will accept Starbucks cards.

Fountain View Reopens, Now Serving Starbucks at Epcot

Fountain View Reopens, Now Serving Starbucks at Epcot

The Main Street Bakery location of the Disney version of Starbucks opened last month and more locations will be opening soon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Downtown Disney.    The Disneyland Resort version of Starbucks will reopen at the Market House on Main Street, U.S.A on September 25.  There will also a Downtown Disney Starbucks planned.


I personally don’t drink coffee, so I can’t join in on the never-ending Disney coffee debate, but I do have to say that this looks like a nice addition to Future World.  Food locations in Future World have been lacking and it will be nice to have a location to grab a quick bite to eat in the morning or a mid-day snack.  Those blueberry muffins do look scrumptious!!!!

Starbucks is Coming to Downtown Disney District at Disneyland

The Starbucks is coming!  The Starbucks is coming!  (Did I just paraphrase Paul Revere?)

Good news or bad news – you decide – but starting this Winter, Starbucks is coming to the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort, in not one location, but two.

Starbucks Coming to Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort this Winter


There will be a Starbucks location opening in front of the west entrance to World of Disney and another will be a kiosk location.

Starbucks products are already available at the Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café in Disney California Adventure park and opening in September at the Market House inside Disneyland park.    The Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World recently converted to a Starbucks location and a location is under refurbishment to be opened next year in Epcot in Future World.

Is this good news or bad news?  Let the coffee debate begin!!!

Good News for the Dietary Restrictioned Guests

Eating out for people with food allergies or intolerances is hard.  You can never be sure if there will be cross contamination or if the restaurant staff is knowledgeable enough about food allergies and intolerances to prepare a safe meal.  That being said, Walt Disney World is one of the easiest place anywhere to eat out for the ‘dietarily’ restricted person.  They take your dietary restrictions seriously and a manager or chef is always available to discuss menu options with you.

But starting today eating at Disney World just got even easier!!  Disney’s Animal Kingdom has opened a special kiosk to stop at and find out the best food locations to meet your needs – although it is still important to speak with a manager or chef at each individual restaurant to ensure your meal is prepared properly.

The Gardens kiosk is located on Discovery Island next to Adventurers Outpost and will be open daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  (Adventurers Outpost is in the former Beastly Bazaar merchandise location, on the east side of Discovery Island along the path toward Asia)

Not only will you be able to stop and chat about the best way to get a good meal even with your food allergies or intolerances (such as gluten/wheat, lactose/dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, soy, fish, eggs, and corn) but you will also be able to pick up some snacks.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park Debuts Special Kiosk on August 4 for Guests with Dietary Restrictions

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is currently the only location with a dietary restrictions kiosk in it but I am sure if it goes well and it is well received by the guests they will start popping up in more locations.

Happy Dining and Snacking!!!!!


For more information, visit to review special dietary requests, or send an email 14 days prior to your visit with specific needs to

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