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6 Things You Need to Know About Disney’s Magical Express

Disney's Magical Express

2. Entertainment Families with young children will love the entertainment available on the buses.  In addition to being decorated with their favorite characters on the outside of the bus, once onboard, guests will be able to watch informational programming about their visit to Walt Disney World. Once the bus departs the airport, guests will be entertained with a variety of Disney ...

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6 Things You Need to Know About Disney’s Magical Express

Contemporary Resort

4. Shuttle to Various Hotels Guests will be grouped with other guests heading to the same resort, as well as nearby resorts.  Each bus handles approximately three to four resorts, so be aware that you might not be the first stop on your shuttle bus.  The bus driver will announce the drop off order before the bus departs the airport ...

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6 Things You Need to Know About Disney’s Magical Express

In their continuing attempts to make vacations more streamlined and easier for guests to enjoy, Disney World has introduced Disney’s Magical Express for guests staying at one of their on-property resorts.  Magical Express takes care of a lot of the onerous tasks that accompany any vacation.  There are aspects of Disney’s Magical Express that you want to keep in mind ...

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8 Dining Tips from a Disney Expert

Epcot Food and Wine

2. Be Aware of Discounts Disney World does have discounts available to guests to decrease their bills at restaurants across property.  The first is a discount available to passholders.  Not every member of the party needs to be a passholder to take advantage of this discount, so maybe one member of your party purchases an annual pass for your visit ...

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8 Dining Tips from a Disney Expert

Grand Floridian Park Fare

4. Advanced Dining Reservations Some restaurants are almost unattainable if you don’t have an advanced dining reservation (I’m looking at you, ‘Ohana).  So, while guests are almost forced to plan out their table service dining options, don’t go overboard.  A typical sit-down meal at Disney World lasts about 75 minutes (and that is from when you sit down to when ...

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8 Dining Tips from a Disney Expert

Most people who are visiting Walt Disney World focus much of their planning time on what attractions they are going to do.  They obsess over whether they will have time to use their 2:45 PM FastPass+ for Thunder Mountain and still be able to be in a prime viewing location in Frontierland to watch the Festival of Fantasy parade at ...

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8 Dining Tips from a Disney Expert

Tigger

6. Character Dining Experiences Character dining experiences can be a worthwhile experience because guests are allowed to interact with their favorite characters in a unique setting while they are enjoying a delicious meal.  In addition to being very popular, the character dining experiences tend to be very expensive depending on what characters are appearing.  All character dining experiences take place ...

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The 5 Top Character Dining Options at Walt Disney World

Snow White - Akershus

1. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Epcot) Another restaurant offering guests breakfast, lunch, and dinner, guests are invited to enjoy their meal with various Disney princesses. Dining at this restaurant is a signature dining experience meaning that it will take two table service credits if you are using the Disney Dining Plan.  Guests are highly encouraged to make an advanced dining reservation ...

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The 5 Top Character Dining Options at Walt Disney World

Cape May Cafe

2. Cape May Café (Beach Club) Guests wanting to dine here and meet the characters can only do so at breakfast.  Between plates of waffles, eggs, fruit, and sweet pastries, guests can expect visits to their table from Minnie, Goofy, and Donald in their festive beachwear.  In addition to the great food and fantastic company, a reservation at Cape May ...

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The 5 Top Character Dining Options at Walt Disney World

Mickey's Backyard BBQ

4. Mickey’s Backyard BBQ (Fort Wilderness) This selection is unique among the other selections on this list, Mickey’s Backyard BBQ requires guests to purchase a ticket before the meal. Guests can purchase tickets on-line or through the concierge at their resort hotel.  Guests can expect to enjoy a bevy of classic backyard favorites here — hot dogs, baked beans, salad, corn ...

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