Dining
Author: Mark Plante | Published: April 15, 2021

Disney has announced that the 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will start on July 15th.  Featuring many returning favorites from Canada, Greece, Germany and more. There are many family-oriented events to partake in including Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak which will send you on a scavenger hunt to find Remy statuettes that are […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: April 5, 2021

It has to happen this time, it just has to.  For the third time we are attempting to book our family vacation to Disney World to celebrate our oldest daughter’s graduation from high school. Our first attempt was for April, 2020.  We were able to book all of the bells and whistles for this trip […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 25, 2020

In the fifteen plus years that my family has been going to Disney World we have never had such a heart-wrenching year as this year.  For the second time this year, we have cancelled reservations to Disney World. Our first trip was planed for the week of April 15th and Covid-19 obliterated those plans, not […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 8, 2020

Each day we are receiving new information from Disney that is making us cringe. If you’ve been following this Blog, you know that we originally had a vacation planned for April, 2020 that Covid-19 totally obliterated.  Those plans were to celebrate the 20th Wedding Anniversary of my wife and I.  It was to also celebrate […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: May 29, 2020

Below is a copy of the email that was sent to customers that have active reservations at Disney Resorts.

Author: Mark Plante | Published: May 27, 2020

It is the announcement that we have been waiting to hear since March 13th… The Disney World Theme Parks are reopening. Disney World announced today and released plans to Orange County’s economic recovery task force regarding the reopening of all four Disney Theme Parks. In this presentation, Disney announced that Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: April 30, 2020

DisneyDawgs is in the process of re-booking our 2020 Disney World Vacation and we are crossing our fingers that this one will happen. Our first attempt to get to Orlando was thwarted by the COVID-19 virus and cancelled and we thought that our last change at a family vacation was taken from us.  But, Disney […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: April 28, 2020

Well, it has been quite a year so far. Obviously our Disney trip that was scheduled for April 14 through April 21st was cancelled due to the worldwide pandemic that we are currently in the middle of right now. My family was quite disappointed due to the fact that this would have most-likely been our […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: March 13, 2020

For the first time in the history of the parks, both Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland in California and the Disney Cruise Line will be temporarily suspending operations this weekend. Due to the Coronavirus, both parks and the cruise line will suspend public operations on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Disney Springs and ALL […]

The following is a statement released by the Walt Disney Company reguarding the closure of both Disneyland and Walt Disney World parks, hotels and resorts. Full statement: In an abundance of caution, and in the best interest of our Guests and Cast Members, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: February 27, 2020

Below is a list and description of what DisneyDawgs considers the top-five Quick Service Restaurants that are within one of the four theme parks.  Those quick-service restaurants located in Disney Springs or either of the waterparks were not considered for this list. ABC Commissary Located on Commissary Lane in Hollywood Studios, the ABC Commissary offers […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: February 18, 2020

The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros is a cute, slow, dark ride located within the pyramid in the Mexican Pavilion at Walt Disney World’s Epcot. It originally opened on April 6, 2007 and replaced “El Rio del Tiempo”. The ride begins as a boat ride through the Myan pyramids in Mexico on one […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: February 4, 2020

Rumors are swirling around this morning that the Regal Eagle Smokehouse located in the American Adventure at EPCOT will be opening soon. WDW News Today reported that on Google the listing for the restaurant is showing that it will be open on Sunday, February 9th at 11:30am…  I did the Google search for Regal Eagle […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: January 14, 2020

Hard-core Disney World fans will feel the sorrow of this news. Tambu Lounge at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort offers a couple of hidden menu items.  One of them is the Teriyaki Noodles.  This dish has been a hidden treasure for some time now.  The noodles are the same that are served at Ohana, but for […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: January 10, 2020

After a long wait, Disney has released the Menu and Pricing for the new Regal Eagle Smokehous in Epcot.  Regal Eagle Smokehous is located in Epcot across from the Amphitheater and where the American Adventure show is currently located.  Now all we need from Disney is when the restaurant is going to open…

Author: Mark Plante | Published: January 3, 2020

If you’ve been following the Blog regarding planning a trip for Disney World in Orlando, FL, you have seen that we have been only focusing on what you will need to do or need to have when you are in Florida.  But, what are the things that you need to do at home BEFORE you […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: December 23, 2019

Hi Everyone, welcome back to our Vacation Planning Blog for our 2020 Disney World Vacation. Our last post we showed how we secured airfare from Rhode Island to Orlando if you haven’t read that post, click here We have now purchased the most important part of our trip, room, tickets, and more. When we first […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: November 26, 2019

So you’ve decided to visit the Disney World Resorts in Orlando, FL for the first time.  Quite intimidating isn’t it? Hopefully we will be able to give you some hints and tips to make your first visit to the “Most Magical Place on Earth” go a little more smoothly and keep you and your family […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: October 31, 2019

If you are having a hankering for some fries or a Big Mac while staying at a Disney World Resort. You are going to have a take a little longer of a ride, for now. The McDonald’s location located outside of the All-Star Resorts and in the vicinity of Animal Kingdom closed its doors on […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: August 27, 2019

In life, change is inevitable.  The same goes for the Theme Parks in Walt Disney World in Florida. In case you haven’t noticed, Epcot has been, well, stagnant over the past 10 years or so.  Yes, there was a new film for the “Soarin” ride and transforming Malestrom to the Frozen Ever After Ride, but […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: August 13, 2019

Crowds… If you’ve ever been to any of the Disney parks, you have had to deal with the huge crowds that are in the parks. In the past, there were times of the year where the crowds were not as bad.  This was called the off-season.  The off-season was mainly mid-January through mid-February and late […]