Dec 22

WDW Dining Updates – week of December 20, 2015

Laurie brings us the latest news at Disney World.

Min and Bill’s in Hollywood Studios has found a creative way to use the Han Solo buckets by filling them with a kid turkey sandwich, carrots, cookie, and apple juice for $13.99 each. Major menu change is TV dinners. Stop laughing!! Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and carrots, and chocolate cake sit in a compartmentalized tray. They have vegetable sushi roll, edamame, tomatoes, cucumbers, and chocolate cake. Finally there is roast beef with mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, and chocolate cake. They have a $10.95 chili cheese dog with chips. For the brave there is the blue milk shake that is supposed to taste like blue raspberries, do those exist?

wdw2015091212907179_7328346166Magic Kingdom has cheeseburger egg rolls in Adventureland, while Friar’s Nook offers Mac and Cheese with pot roast, plain, or barbecue flavors. They have hot dogs as well.

On Sunset Boulevard there is Toluca Lake Turkey Company next to the DVC stand. It is a wee bit set back. They are selling Turkey Legs and hot dogs, beer, soda pop, and water. Seasonal and new turkey leg location for now. This is in Hollywood Studios heading toward Tower of Terror on your left.

Port Orleans is celebrating the reopening of a famous restaurant. The Aristocats has a boy kitten named Bonfamille’s whom we get Bonfamille’s Cafe that ran from 1991 – 2000. It will be open December 21 – 30th from 5 pm to 10 pm with an all you can eat buffet but sadly it will be called Scat Cat’s Cafe. Laurie is so ready to see how much of the old cafe remains.

Morimoto will offer for dinner (from 5 – 10 pm – or there abouts) a take out window with yummy delights. They will offer sushi, fruit salad, Asian salad with duck, lo mein noodle salad, and egg rolls with beer, green tea, boba tea, and soda pop. ┬áCalifornia Grill is offering Sunday brunches starting February 7, 2016. Biergarten in Epcot has extended their hours. Pecos Bills and Tortuga Tavern have new menus. Pecos Bill has added a southwest burger with soy tortilla chips. No beans or fries with your burger unfortunately.
Backlot Express in Hollywood Studios now offers Blue Milk panna cotta, themed drinks, themed cupcakes, dark side chicken and waffles, Corellian spice fries, and the royal guard burger in honor of Star Wars. Throughout the park keep an eye out for cupcakes, drinks, and treats with a Star Wars theme.

Dec 10

WDW Holiday Entertainment for December

Here is some of what is happening around Disney World for December.


Each resort has a Recreation Calendar that is a glossy two-sided sheet of paper. Anyone may pick one up at the resort’s front desk. These calendars list Holiday events in that resort or in a group of resorts such as the Swan and Dolphin. There are carolers or other holiday singers every other day in the evening, two or three days of character greeting around 5 – 9 pm, and various crafts, games, and movies on Christmas day and sometimes Christmas Eve. The pool activities are for guests only but the entertainment, Santa, characters, and activities are for anyone so no dragging kids from Santa.

Here is the Contemporary resort events:

December 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 27, 28 are carolers at 6 and 7 pm.
December 24 and 25 has marshmallow roasting, a dance party, crafts and a movie. Note that outdoor activities are moved indoors if the wind, rain or cold air are too much for guests and Cast Members.

Santa is on the 4th floor from 5 – 9 pm on the 24th.

Gingerbread display is open 10 – 10 daily but you can stop by anytime to take pictures.

December 31 is a pool party, campfire, and New Year’s Eve Party


Launch Bay has character meets and a short film.

Sunset Theater is way in the back by Rock n Roller coaster, this is where Club Disney is rocking the night away.

Premiere Theater again will have Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special until 1 January 2016 with show running daily from 12:30 pm to about 7 pm and a New Year’s Eve schedule. This is the building way back in Streets of America near the stunt show and character meetings.

Osbourne Dancing lights until 3 January 2016 then they are gone.

Mickey’s Christmas Carol: December 19-January 1 will replace Path of the Jedi at ABC Soundstage. No word what will be there in 2016.