Eat to the Beat Returns to Food & Wine Festival with 11 NEW Acts!

Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival is returning this year for the longest season ever with an astounding 75 day run, which begins in August!  And with one of Walt Disney World’s most popular events comes the popular concert series Eat to the Beat.  This year, the concert series has 11 new acts joining the line up.

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The new acts joining this year’s event include The Hooters, Baha Men, Lauren Alaina, Continue reading “Eat to the Beat Returns to Food & Wine Festival with 11 NEW Acts!”

Disney’s 2018 Dining Plan will offer alcoholic and specialty beverages as an option

The Disney Dining Plan is always a popular thing for its resort guests.  There are three options for the plan: the Quick Service dining plan, the Disney Dining plan (quick service and table service), and the Deluxe Dining plan (any where you want).   I, for one, have never really considered it an option for me because every meal comes with a non-alcoholic beverage and adult beverages cost extra.  So for dinner, if and when I want a beer, not only would I pay for the beer, but then I probably would not be ordering image5-1my soda and wasting the money I’d spent on it.  But that’s just me.

Now it’s all changed.  It was rumored last week or so and it’s officially been announced by Disney that the 2018 Disney Dining Plan will now offer alcoholic and even specialty beverages such as milkshakes and smoothies as an option for drinks.  Here’s the announcement below.

Guests of select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels with Magic Your Way Vacation Packages that include a Disney Dining Plan have several new beverage options available.

Beverages – Guests under 21 can choose (1) non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests over 21 can choose either one (1) single serving non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one (1) single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.

A single serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Artisanal Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot chocolates
  • Soda, Coffee, or Tea

A single serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails

Most beer, wine and mixed drink beverages included, some exceptions apply. Guests must be age 21 and over and present valid ID to be served one (1) alcoholic beverage. Alcoholic beverages may only be redeemed with a quick-service or table-service meal entitlement.

And of course, the DDP will be rising in price, but only slightly.  Really, it looks more like an annual increase, as opposed to one that’s because of the addition of these new offerings.

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For the quick service plan, which comes with two counter service meals (entree and drink), and two snacks a day, it will rise from $48.19 to $52.49 a day for adults and $21.75 for children age 3-9.

The Disney Dining Plan comes with one counter service, one table service (entree, drink, dessert/side OR a buffet), and two snacks a day.  This will increase from $69.35 to $75.49 a day for adults and $25.80 for children age 3-9.

Lastly, the Deluxe Dining Plan offers three meals a day, any style (table service now comes with an appetizer), plus two snacks.  This plan will increase from $106.68 to $116.24 a day for adults and $39.90 for children age 3-9

All plans come with the refillable resort mugs.  The Disney Dining Plans must be booked in at least 72 hours advanced and can not be booked when you arrive at your resort.

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Frozen Dessert Party Coming to Epcot, IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party Leaving

Elsa has gotten fireworks, her own show, an attraction overlay, and she even took over the castle lighting ceremony during Christmas at the Magic Kingdom.  Well now she’s getting a fireworks dessert party… again! Starting July 17th, Epcot will be replacing the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party, which has it’s last date actually on July 14th, and starting a brand new dessert party ever so creatively named the Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party.

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Just like the IllumiNations party, the Frozen one will be held on select evenings in the World Showcase Plaza East one hour prior to the IllumiNations fireworks.  Besides the Continue reading “Frozen Dessert Party Coming to Epcot, IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party Leaving”

Frank Miller’s Sin City is getting it’s own TV series

Some very exciting news has just been reported in regards to Frank Miller’s Sin City.  It looks like the comic book series will be getting new life in the form of a TV series.  According to Deadline, The Weinstein Company and Dimension are currently developing a TV series based on Frank Miller’s iconic comic book series, Sin City!

The script will be written by showrunner Glen Mazzara, whose previous credits include The walking Dead, The Shield, and The Omen.  And the pilot will be directed by Len Continue reading “Frank Miller’s Sin City is getting it’s own TV series”