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New Character Dinner Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom March 2015

Beginning March 8, 2015, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and their friends will welcome guests for a fun-filled character dinner at Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. “Donald’s Safari Dinner” will offer guests the opportunity to meet some of their favorite characters, including Donald and Daisy* while enjoying a delicious selection of all-you-care-to-enjoy spit-roasted carved meats, unique salads, creative vegetarian offerings, hearty stews, and delicious desserts – all with an African touch.

Guests can make reservations by calling 407-WDW-DINE (3463) or by visiting Guest Relations at any of the Disney theme parks or a Guest Services/Concierge desk at any Walt Disney World Resort hotel. “Donald’s Safari Dinner” at Tusker House Restaurant will be offered beginning at 4 p.m. daily. In addition to the new character dinner, Tusker House Restaurant will continue to feature Disney characters at breakfast and lunch.

*Characters are subject to change.

Cítricos Welcomes Princesses For Breakfast and Brunch at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Beginning Jan. 8, 2015, Disney princesses will welcome guests to Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa while Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom Park gets a refresh. Reservations are

Cinderella will greet guests as they arrive, and the Disney princesses will visit each table for photos and autographs during the dining experience.  Diners also can participate in an interactive “Magical Wishing Ceremony” with Cinderella and the Disney Princesses, with “wishing wands” and “wishing swords” for little ones.

Breakfast and brunch hours are 8 a.m.-2:20 p.m., and cost is $49.99; $31.99 ages 3-9. The experience is on the Disney Dining Plan (2 entitlements). For reservations call 407-WDW-DINE. Online reservations and information will be available at a later date.  Cinderella’s Royal Table is expected to reopen in March, 2015.

Winter Walt Disney World Resort Play, Stay and Dine Special Offer

As the holiday season unfolds at Walt Disney World Resort with festive music,dazzling lights and entertainment, it is a great time for guests to enjoy special savings while taking in the wintry wonder and magic of the season  from Nov. 5 through Jan. 4, 2015.  There’s new “Frozen” entertainment at Magic Kingdom, the beloved Candlelight Processional at Epcot, and the glittering Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios,making it the perfect time for guests to plan a winter getaway in sunny Florida!

Guests can now save up to $600 on a 5-night/6-day room, ticket and dining plan package for a family of four at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Dec. 14 through Dec. 20, 2014, and Jan. 5 through March 7, 2015*. To take advantage of this offer, travel must be booked by Dec. 29, 2014.

For more information, guests can visit the Special Offers page at WaltDisneyWorld.com.

*Sample package savings is based on 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child for a 5-night/6-day room, ticket and dining plan package. Savings is based on a non-discounted price for the same package. The number of packages allocated for this offer is limited. Tickets are valid for 1 theme park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use.

New Starbucks to Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2015

Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be able to enjoy a new Starbucks location inside the park beginning in February of 2015. The new store, Trolley Car Café, will be themed to a classic trolley car station along Hollywood Boulevard and offer a unique experience for coffee lovers visiting the park.

There will also be Disney baked goods and Starbucks La Boulange™ pastry items at the store. The store will be the third in-park location serving Starbucks products at Walt Disney World Resort, with locations in Magic Kingdom and Epcot as well.