The Top 20 Best Disney Restaurants, So Says the Fans!

where to eat at Disney World

Updated for 2017!

Ever feel like you eat at the same restaurants all the time? I fall into that category when we head to Disney, because I don’t like stepping out of my foodie comfort zone. I really dislike taking a gamble with my vacation dollars. There are over 140 restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort, with over half of these taking Advance Dining Reservations 180 days before people check in at the resort front desk. That’s a lot of choices, and to get a table, sometimes you have to make those decisions months in advance. This sort of pressure can take the fun right out of your vacation planning, but not planning can literally take the yummy Disney food right out of your mouth. [Read more…]

Tipping at Disney World Restaurants: A Cheapskate Guide

Updated for 2017!

Like to make your Disney friends jealous? Just tell them that you booked your next vacation already. Like to make them turn green with Mickey Mouse envy? Casually mention you qualified for their Free Dining Offers. I am probably a shade of Mike Wazowski green, because I can never get to Orlando for the free dining promotion.  And make no cheapskate mistake, some Disney fans report that free dining is one of the best deals Disney ever offers. Depending on how many people you are feeding and the length of your stay, you can save hundreds of dollars.

One thing you should keep in mind though is that Free Dining does not include a tip for your server. How much should you Cheapskate Princesses be prepared to pay? [Read more…]