Dining Archive

Kona Cafe Closure & Reopening Date

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is once again welcoming guests and one of the most in-demand hotels at Walt Disney World. ‘Ohana is also back, with Advance Dining Reservations booked solid weeks in advance despite high prices and spotty quality. Meanwhile, the Poly’s best restaurant flies under the radar, with last-minute ADRs, fair prices, and delicious

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Review

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a dinner show at Fort Wilderness Campground & Resort. This Walt Disney World dining review features photos of entertainment and all-you-can eat food, general history of this show, and whether the experience is worth the money. (Updated October 1, 2022.) Let’s start with some background. It might be odd to think

Salt & Straw Ice Cream Review

Salt & Straw is an upscale ice cream scoop shop at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World and Downtown Disney in Disneyland. This review features photos, offer our take on flavors, and whether these desserts are worth your time, money, and stomach space while on vacation in California or Florida. (Updated September 24, 2022.) In

New Mexican Restaurant Coming to Disney World

Rosa Mexicano Restaurants has announced a new fine dining table service restaurant coming to Walt Disney World in 2023. This post covers official details of the upcoming addition, what it’s replacing, and other commentary. This will be the first Orlando-area location of Rosa Mexicano Restaurants, which will join the already-stacked dining lineup at the Walt Disney World

What’s Up With ADR Availability?

Advance Dining Reservation availability can be limited or inconsistent, especially for certain parties and restaurants, prompting questions and concerns from Walt Disney World fans. This post attempts to answer all of that with our experiences, ADR searches we’ve conducted, what readers have shared, and what’s happening ‘on the ground’ with WDW dining. The troubles with

When Will Disney World’s Dining Plan Return?

“When will the Disney Dining Plan return?” and “will Walt Disney World bring back Free Dining in 2022?” are common reader questions. We’ll try to answer based on what we know about the prepaid meal plan and this popular discount, plus an earnings call update, restaurant capacity, crowds, staffing shortages, and more. (Updated September 5,