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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 available for Walt Disney World Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members beginning Dec. 3. Reservations open to all guests on Dec. 4.

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

*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.

New Delicious Breakfast Sips, Tastes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Four new morning pick-me-ups are now available for grown-up guests to purchase at Dawa Bar in Harambe Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The four new drinks are inventive variations on the classic brunch cocktail, the Bloody Mary, and cost $9.50 each.

The Discovery Island Bloody Mary is Grey Goose Vodka, Bloody Mary mix, lime juice and olive juice, garnished with parsley and a skewer of mozzarella cheese, tomato, basil and stuffed olive. The Dawa Bloody Mary kicks up the heat level with Worcestershire sauce and horseradish, and is garnished with fresh basil and a skewer of truffle and blue cheese-stuffed olive and prosciutto. The Asian Bloody Mary adds spicy kimchee-sriracha puree and is garnished with Asian slaw (cucumber, carrot, daikon radish) and tandoori shrimp. Finally, the African Bloody Mary is finished with spicy African berbere sauce and garnished with berbere-rubbed beef jerky, celery stalk, carrot and parsley.

At Pizzafari in Discovery Island, a new healthful breakfast is on the menu: the Ancient Hot-Grain Cereal, a hearty bowl of oatmeal, barley and quinoa simmered with spices and topped with salted caramel crumble for $3.99. Also at Pizzafari, the new multi-grain breakfast croissant is stuffed with egg whites, fresh spinach, provolone cheese and vegetable chutney, with a side of breakfast potatoes. This new option costs $7.49.

Flying Fish Cafe to Serve Breakfast for a Limited Time

Guests will be able to enjoy breakfast at Flying Fish Cafe on Disney’s BoardWalk this fall, for a limited time. Breakfast fare will include waffle with tiramisu marscarpone, soft polenta with fennel sausage, frittata with roasted red pepper and prosciutto and more. The restaurant will offer breakfast from Oct. 1 through Dec. 7 from 7:30-11 a.m. daily and reservations can be made by calling 407/WDW-DINE or by visiting