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Masks Required Indoor at ALL Disney World Rides, Shows, Restaurants…

Disney World is now requiring that ALL guests, whether vaccinated or not MUST wear masks indoors for ALL Disney World attractions, restaurants, etc.  Outdoor common areas masks are still recommended, but not required. As of the time of this post, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens have not made any announcements regarding mandatory mask wearing […]

Changes in Disney World Food Options and Quality

In this series of posts, we will be discussing the changes that Disney has made due to the worldwide pandemic from Covid-19 and some other changes that have been made that have nothing to do with the pandemic. This post will focus on how food is served at Disney World and if the quality of […]

Disney World Has Changed… Quite a Bit

The title is right, Disney World has changed.  Disney World is much different than it was the last time that my family visited the parks.  Yes, I do understand that there has been a pandemic going on (Trust my, I know.  Our latest trip was postponed 15 months due to Covid.).  But the changes that […]

Disney World Parks Extend Summer Hours.

With the return of nightly firework shows at Magic Kingdom and Epcot, Disney has extended park hours at three of the four Disney World parks. Magic Kingdom June 27-30 Extended to 8am to 9pm (Originally 9am – 9pm) July 1 – 10 Extended to 9am to 11pm July 11 – 31. Extended to 9am to […]

2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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 […]

Planning a Disney World Trip – Third Time is the Charm (hopefully)

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 […]

Disney Vacation Cancelled… AGAIN

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 […]

Will It Be Disney World or a VERY Expensive Six Flags?

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 […]

Disney Sends Email to Guests with Resort Reservations

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

Disney Parks Start Opening on July 11

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 […]

Planning a Disney Trip… Take Two

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 […]

When Will It Be Safe To Go To Disney World?

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 […]

Disney Cruiseline, Walt Disney World Resorts and Disneyland CLOSED!!!

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 […]

Disney releases statement clarifying cancellation policies

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 […]

Top 5 Quick Service Restaurants in Walt Disney World

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 […]

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

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 […]

Regal Eagle Smokehouse Finally Opening?

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 […]

Five Dollar Noodles are not Five Dollars Anymore…

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 […]

Regal Eagle Menu Released

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…

Trip Planning – Planning to be away

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 […]

Trip Planning – Getting our Ducks in a Row.

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 […]

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