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A Further Look at Value, Convenience and
Cuisine Walt Disney World®'s
Newest Dining Plan
As we mentioned in our previous issue, Walt Disney World®
at the beginning of this year rolled out a new package add on dining plan.
This new package feature allows guest traveling to Walt Disney World®
and staying at one of the more than 21 Walt Disney World®
resort hotels to know just how much of their vacation budget will be
gobbled up by the cost of food before ever leaving home.
In addition to the comfort of knowing how much this inevitable vacation
expense will cost, this new innovative dining plan has also managed to
provide guests with both convenience and flexibility in their dining
Previously we looked at the nuts and bolts of just how this new plan
works, so now we will be exploring some of the choices for the best dining
spots from the list of the many participating restaurants.
So where should you have breakfast, lunch or dinner? To find out click here
In this Issue:
Walt Disney World®'s Newest Dining Plan
- 2nd Look
World Showcase Epcot®
Different and Convenient
This lunch really combined many of the elements that I enjoy most
about touring Epcot®
and this could not have been more evident than on this particular
afternoon. Located along the nearly mile long promenade that
parallels the World Showcase portion of the theme park are
the pavilions that play host to a variety of countries. Each of
these pavilions not only provide a peek into the culture and history
of a particular country, but also offer a taste of a cuisine that
may not be found or at least not experimented with back home.
It was with our noon day hunger and desire to stretch our culinary
horizons, at least a little, that encouraged us to enjoy lunch at
one these restaurants. To find out more about our choice for
something different and convenient and a peek at the menu
One of the greatest fears a parent will face is losing a child in a
strange and crowded place. Walt Disney World® has all the
ingredients, including crowds, distractions, and unfamiliarity that
might easily lend itself to such a situation. Fortunately both
training on the part of every Disney cast member and a little
planning on your part can work together to ensuring a happy ending
to a potentially serious lost child scenario.
In our final installment in this series on Lost Children, we will
examine another common scenario where adults may find themselves
separated from their children.
I’ll Wait for You Right Here
That certainly sounds simple enough; after all, what goes in must
come out. Unfortunately, not everything is as it appears. Here are a
couple of situations where a little forethought can save a lot of
Go Ahead and Go
Johnny goes into the restroom and Mom waits just outside on a bench.
Some public facilities have more than one exit. Johnny exits at a
different point than where he entered with no Mom waiting. Johnny,
not certain where he is and why Mom is not there waiting, begins to
wander further away, while Mom still waiting at the original point
of entry, can’t figure out why it is taking so long.
I’ll Pass, You Go Ahead
Adults will sometimes sit out a ride or attraction while the kids go
for it. Often the exit to an attraction or show will not be located
near the entrance, so scout out a place near the exit before you
It is important to have taken the time to formulate a quick and
simple strategy in the event that you do become separated. Scout out
a nearby and easily recognizable landmark as a place to meet.
Reinforce your choice by having the kids point it out to you.
Excuse Me But I Think My Parents Are Lost
If all else fails and you do become separated from your children,
the kids should know to find a cast member and tell them that they
can’t find their parents. Likewise, the adults need to do the same
and report the children missing. Both of these steps will initiate a
time proven Disney procedure to reunite all concerned.
So, if you become separated from your children during one of these
scenarios, look first to your rendezvous spot. If you don’t see the
kids in the first few moments, leave one person at the meeting spot
if possible and look for the nearest cast member. The kids should be
instructed to identify cast members by their cast member name tags.
On a recent family trip with our six year old, we spoke with a cast
member who allowed our son to see his cast member name tag up close.
We also instructed our son that he could go up to the person behind
a cash register and report that his parents were lost.