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Disney World Race Weekends – 10 Things You Need To Know

runDisney Medal

5. Wear Your Race Shirt and Medal As a runner, one of my favorite things about RunDisney races is seeing other guests wearing race shirts, medals and souvenirs around the resort after the race.  Do not be embarrassed to sport that gorgeous medal you ran hard to earn; you won’t be the only one wearing it in the parks.  Snag ...

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10 Reasons Why You’ll Love The Newly Renovated Planet Hollywood in Disney Springs

Planet Hollywood

If you have not yet dined at the newly renovated Planet Hollywood Observatory, consider it a must do. As one of the later Disney Springs renovations, it opened fairly recently and is boasting a new menu more delicious than ever and a gorgeous new design. In this article, we are counting down the top ten reasons you will love this ...

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10 Things You Should Know About Going through Security at Disney Parks

Going through bag check and security when entering a Walt Disney World park likely is not your favorite part of the day. No need to dread this Disney must do. Follow this list of tips to pass through bag check as quickly and efficiently as possible. 10. Going Bag-less has Advantages If you have the option of not taking a ...

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10 Things You May Not Expect When Dining at Disney World

Disney dining is so much fun.  I always suggest at least one table service meal per Walt Disney World vacation to my friends visiting Mickey Mouse! I love the variety of dining flavors, locations, and meal prices on the property.  Join us on this countdown to ensure your next visit to a Disney restaurant is as smooth and confusion free ...

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10 Things You May Not Expect When Dining at Disney World

Tusker House Dining Hall

1. Such a Huge Variety of Dining Options Walt Disney World newbies are often amazed at the huge variety of dining options available on Disney property. Food from around the world is showcased on the property as are dining options that cater to pretty much any taste preference a guest could have.

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10 Things You May Not Expect When Dining at Disney World

Via Napoli

2. Being Allowed to Share Meals You may be surprised to learn that Walt Disney World restaurants do allow meal sharing.  “All you care to enjoy” options are of course the exception to this rule, as are dinner shows on the property.  Aside from those eateries, guests are welcome to share orders of food.  Many Disney restaurants offer large serving ...

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10 Things You May Not Expect When Dining at Disney World

Cape May Buffet

3. Such a Large Number of “All You Care to Enjoy” Dining Options There are quite a few bottomless dining options on the property.  A great option for large families and groups traveling with hungry teenagers, all you can eat options span resorts and parks across the property.  Ohana at Polynesian Village, Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary and Trail’s End ...

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10 Things You May Not Expect When Dining at Disney World

Disney Bill

4. Differences in Gratuity Recommended gratuity at Disney restaurants may be higher than you are accustomed to paying in the real world. Parties of six or more guests are automatically billed 18% gratuity on meals at table service restaurants. For most guests, this gratuity inclusion is no big deal, but it is good to know it will be factored in ...

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10 Things You May Not Expect When Dining at Disney World

Staff at The Brown Derby

5. Competition for Reservations With so many dining options on the property, you might think restaurant reservations are not that big of a deal.  In reality, some restaurants book up months in advance.  If you have your heart set on a certain dining schedule during your vacation, book as early as possible.  You can always cancel your reservations later if ...

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10 Things You May Not Expect When Dining at Disney World

SciFi Dine In Theater

6. Large Seating Windows Thank goodness, meal times at Walt Disney World span are larger time than we are accustomed to in the real world!  Having longer meal windows available means more guests being seated at each meal.  Lucky for you, this also means more schedule flexibility when scheduling dining around fast passes, transportation and shows. Some restaurants even seat ...

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