When Disney World opened up Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge back in August of 2019 without the FastPass system supporting the first ride, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, we knew it was only a matter of time before it would take FastPass+ reservations. We just didn’t know how long that would be. Well, it turns out the wait is 174 days or February 19th. That is the day that the Hollywood Studios FastPass+ tiers will change and Smugglers Run will be added to the FastPass+ system. In this post we’ll tell you how the tiers are changing and what it means for your plans.
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Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is located in Town Square, which is the first area you encounter when you enter the Magic Kingdom under the train station. Tony’s is located to the right, near the Town Square Theater, where Mickey and Tinkerbell have their regular meet and greets. This restaurant has existed since the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, even though it has gone through many name changes and iterations until it became Tony’s in 1989. Here in our Tony’s Town Square Restaurant review, we’ll talk about our dining experience, including the food and ambiance.
We were all looking forward to our stay at the new Riviera Resort and of course, to check out Topolino‘s Terrace. The “Breakfast a la Art” sounded like so much fun, especially with Mickey and friends wearing outfits unique to this meal. I went in with high expectations, but those expectations were more than surpassed with the fantastic character interactions and the delicious food offerings. If you want to read more about the restaurant and our overall experience (including a Magical Moment that brought three of the four of us to tears), please read Mike’s full Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast review.
When Disney’s Riviera Resort opened up, we gained some new dining options with it. Primo Piatto is the counter service location that can be found on the first floor of the resort. Here in our review of Primo Piatto, we’ll give you our thoughts on the theming, atmosphere, and food of the restaurant. We’ll cover both breakfast and dinner in the restaurant in this post.
Throughout the year, Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts special character meals for lunch and dinner. The theme of the meal changes depending on the time of year. At Christmas, the character meal is known as Minnie’s Holiday Dine. As you might guess, it is a Christmas themed meal. Here in our Minnie’s Holiday Dine review, we’ll tell you what you can expect at this special character meal, including our thoughts on the quality of the experience, character interactions, and of course, the food. We’ll include pictures of it all along the way.
It feels like once or twice during each trip we make to Disney World, we experience what many call a “magical moment.” While that is an excellent description in many instances, there are a few select times when it doesn’t feel like that description truly captures the magic of an experience. This is one of those times, and hopefully, my words in our Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast review can convey why. Formally known as Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends, this character breakfast review will cover our thoughts on the meal and character interactions, complete with pictures of it all.
When Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa opened in 1988, it immediately became the “it” resort at Disney World. The Grand Floridian is a deluxe level resort and considered the flagship among the Disney-owned resort properties. Here in our Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa review, we’ll look at this resort, giving you our thoughts dining, transportation, rooms, pools, and more. As usual, we’ll have tons of photos and some video of the resort.
When the Christmas season approaches, Magic Kingdom becomes a joyous holiday-themed park. In conjunction with this festive transformation, Magic Kingdom also hosts Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. It’s a hard ticket event that you have to pay for above and beyond your regular park admission. But guess what, even paying for the party doesn’t get you into everything. Oh no, there is another hard ticket event known as Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party.
As the temperatures at Disney World drop and the holidays approach, Magic Kingdom enters the best time of year. At least in our opinion. The Christmas décor, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and pleasant temperatures are just a few of the things that make this time of year special. One of the other things we love are the holiday treats and snacks at Magic Kingdom. While these have a more Christmas treat feel to them, they are actually available in early November all the way through early January.
After you take a spin on Expedition Everest, you may be interested in grabbing a bite to eat, or maybe you’ll need a drink! Or perhaps you are soaked after getting off of Kali River Rapids, and you want to sit a minute and dry off? You can accomplish either of these if you grab a bite at Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafés while touring Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It’s situated right next to the entrance of Kali River Rapids in the Asia section of the park. Here in our Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafés review, we’ll tell you about our dining experience at this counter service restaurant.