Morning Hacks for Hollywood Studios!


Hollywood Studios is one of the most popular Disney Parks. To make the most of your time and enjoy the popular attractions with little to no wait time, it’s essential to rope drop at the park when it opens at 8:30 am. I’m going to walk you through the steps to ensure you have an unforgettable morning at Hollywood Studios while keeping it stress-free and enjoyable.

Purchase Genie Plus

To get the most out of your day, consider purchasing Genie Plus. This premium service, available for an additional fee, allows you to optimize your day by utilizing the Lightning Lane entrances for select attractions. With Genie Plus, you can book individual Lightning Lane access to some of the most popular rides, allowing you to bypass regular lines and experience more attractions in a shorter time.

Book your first Lightning Lane at 7 am

The ride that I would recommend booking first is Slinky Dog Dash Run. It is extremely popular and busy all day. If this is not your 1st booking on Lightning Lane, there’s a chance that at your next opportunity (10:30 am), all the Lightning Lanes will be booked for the entire day. When the park opens at 8:30 am, consider buying an individual Lightning Lane for Rise of the Resistance. This is without a doubt, the most popular attraction at Hollywood Studios. It’s also one of the most immersive experiences of any attraction in any park.

Arrive Early and Rope Drop Hollywood Studios

To maximize your time at Hollywood Studios, arriving early and getting ready to rope drop the park is crucial. Rope drop refers to the time when the park officially opens its gates to guests. By being there when the park opens at 8:30 am, you’ll have a head start on the day, beating the crowds and ensuring shorter wait times for your favorite attractions.

No wait times for some popular attractions

One of the perks of arriving early is the opportunity to ride popular attractions like the Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster with little to no wait time. These attractions are classic experiences at Hollywood Studios, and this will be your only opportunity to be able to just walk onto these rides.

Snack Break

While waiting for your next Lightning Lane reservation, take advantage of this downtime to relax and enjoy some delicious snacks. Hollywood Studios offers a wide variety of mouthwatering treats and dining options throughout the park. Grab a Mickey-shaped Ice Cream Bar, indulge in a refreshing Dole Whip, or savor a classic Disney churro. Taking breaks to refuel and recharge will keep you energized and ready for more fun.

Explore Hollywood Studios’ shows

Hollywood Studios has so much to offer beyond the headline attractions. While you wait for your next Lightning Lane reservation, take the opportunity to explore other captivating experiences. Catch the spectacular Broadway-style show, “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage.” Or immerse yourself in the action-packed world of “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.” These shows provide excellent entertainment while waiting for your next ride.

You’ll have the best morning at Hollywood Studios by following these simple steps. Arriving early and rope dropping the park will give you a head start and ensure shorter wait times. Purchasing Genie Plus will further optimize your time. This will allow you to relax and enjoy the park even at its busiest times. Remember to explore other attractions and shows to fully immerse yourself in the magic of Hollywood Studios. So get ready for an unforgettable morning of fun, thrills, and entertainment at one of Disney’s most popular parks!

Author: Jose Velazquez

Jose is the founder and writer at He Lives in Lakeland, FL, with his wife, two sons, and two dogs. Jose’s favorite hobby is spending time with his family at all the Theme parks in Orlando. They recently became annual pass holders at Disney and have absolutely fallen in love with the Magic. They look forward to exploring everything Disney offers in the years to come.

Whether you’re traveling with young children, teens, or adults, we’ve got you covered. From the whimsical fun of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort to the luxurious elegance of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, we’ve got something for everyone. So look at our resort reviews and start planning your dream Disney vacation today!

Want a Stress-Free Disney Vacation? Check Out the Best Babysitting Services at Walt Disney World!


Even if you plan on always having your children with you, sometimes you need someone to help you in the parks. That way, you and your family have the most magical time in Disney World. Even though Disney World is a perfect vacation for the entire family, there may be times you need a babysitter to help out while you go and get a massage or enjoy dinner with a loved one. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that you’re babysitter from back home is available while you’re on vacation, so what other options are available for parents in Disney World?

While Disney World does not have official childcare services within the parks anymore, there are a few options in the Orlando area for parents who need someone and are currently missing a magical fairy godmother to make things easier. To help make your next Disney vacation with children as magical as possible, we’ve put together a guide to some of the current babysitting services you can utilize on your next Disney vacation. 

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Camp Dolphin at WDW’s Swan and Dolphin Resort

Location: Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Hours: 4pm-11pm

Price: $65-85 depending on the package

Reservation Required: Yes

Camp Dolphin at Walt Disney World’s Dolphin Resort is perfect if you want to enjoy a romantic dinner or a night out with friends in EPCOT. This kid-friendly club is open from 4pm-11pm, making it ideal if you want to grab dinner or drinks with friends. You can be assured that your child or children will be in safe hands. Camp Dolphin employs counselors to keep kids entertained and safe for the afternoon or evening.

Kids can enjoy arts and crafts, board games, movies, themed activities, and a delicious meal and snack! Camp Dolphin also has game consoles, such as a Nintendo GameCube and a Playstation, for kids to have fun while you’re away.

Unfortunately, Camp Dolphin has a few restrictions you will want to know before making your reservation. It is important to note that children attending Camp Dolphin must be potty-trained. No pull-ups What are your options for a babysitter during your Disney World vacation?are allowed. If you drop your child off here, you agree to remain in the EPCOT Resort Area. This includes EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Boardwalk, and the Swan and Dolphin Resorts.

Even though this offering is only available in the evening, it is an excellent service if you need a few hours of childcare. They have three packages: 4pm-8pm, 8pm-11pm, or 4pm-11pm.

Kid’s Nite Out

Location: Your hotel or resort room

Hours: 6:30am-11:00pm.

Price: $30 an hour for one child. $33 for two children. $36 for three children. $39 for four children. $42 for five or more children. 

Reservation Required: Yes (preferably two weeks in advance)

Kid’s Nite Out may be the best option for your family if you need a full day of childcare. This service will send a professional caregiver to your hotel room to keep young ones occupied and safe. They’ll even bring fun activities such as books and crafts to keep your little ones entertained while in their care. Whether you want to golf or spend a day in EPCOT, Kid’s Nite Out is one of the best babysitting services.

Unlike Camp Dolphin, Kid’s Nite Out will care for children as young as six weeks old. Kid’s Nite Out sitters will not be allowed to participate in any water activities, including bathing and swimming.

Kid’s Nite Out also assists those who may want a helping hand within the theme parks. You can book their Mother’s/Father’s Helper service, where they will send a caregiver to give you a helping hand while in the parks, though you must be able to provide them with a theme park ticket on top of the price for the service, which can be reasonably expensive.

Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse Together at Cinderellas Castle

Once Upon a Nanny

Location: With your family at the theme parks or resort areas

Hours: Park hours

Price: $120 for 3 hours

Reservation Required: Yes 

Once Upon a Nanny is one of the more expensive options in Orlando. They provide a fantastic service for those who want childcare without leaving their little ones in the hotel room. It’ll be like having your fairy godmother to help ensure everything runs smoothly while on your Disney vacation.

This company has three services: Helping Hands, Parent Play, and Hotel Hangout. With the Helping Hands service, a nanny will meet you in a theme park and help you with your little ones. This can make your day more manageable. You’ll have an extra set of hands to help keep kids happy and entertained in lines for attractions or while eating lunch in the middle of a hot day. For Parent Play, they’ll take your child on kid-friendly rides and attractions. At the same time, you enjoy the park areas that may have a taller height requirement. Hotel Hangout, similar to the Kid’s Nite Out service, will send someone to your room while you enjoy a massage or dinner date while your children are kept safe and entertained in the hotel room.

Babysitting at Walt Disney World

Even though Disney World is about making long-lasting memories for the entire family, one of these services can help make your next Disney vacation even more magical. It’s always right to ask for some extra help in the parks. Whether you need a helping hand to accompany you during your Disney adventures or prefer someone stay back in the room with the little ones, one of these services will help you make the most of your vacation.

Whether you’re traveling with young children, teens, or adults, we’ve got you covered. From the whimsical fun of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort to the luxurious elegance of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, we’ve got something for everyone. So look at our resort reviews and start planning your dream Disney vacation today!

Father and Son Conquer Star Wars Thrills at Galaxy’s Edge!


Last week, my son and I had the most incredible adventure when I visited Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL. It was like stepping into a real-life Star Wars movie! Let me tell you all about my first visit to this fantastic place!

Setting Foot in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

As soon as I entered Galaxy’s Edge, I felt like I had been transported to a whole new world. I was blown away! The buildings, the shops, and the people walking around were all part of the Star Wars universe. I saw droids rolling by, and the starships flying overhead made me feel like I was in the middle of an epic space adventure!

Exploring the Marketplace

One of the most exciting things about Galaxy’s Edge was the marketplace. There were so many unique shops selling all sorts of Star Wars merchandise. I walked past a store that had lightsabers of every color imaginable! They even had Light Sabre Churros!!! But one item I was eager to try was the blue and green milk. They were both as tasty as they looked. A perfect refreshment for any smuggler on a hot day.

Riding the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

One of my visit’s highlights was riding the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. This was the most fun ride at Hollywood Studios. We were lucky enough to be chosen as pilots! We climbed into the cockpit and took control of the ship. It was up to my team to fly the Falcon, avoid obstacles, and complete our mission. It was an unforgettable experience! I felt like an actual space pilot as we soared through the galaxy. So much so that we repeated the experience two more times.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Rise of the Resistance is the most immersive attraction in any theme park. When you get in line, you feel like you’ve been transported to another world. There is a storyline that you are not only following but starring in. The cast (both good and evil) interacts with you as you go through several “pre-show” scenes. Then you are off to the races on your spaceship as you try to Escape Kylo Ren and the First Order. Will you make it? You’ll have to find out for yourself. This ride was such a blast. It is the most popular ride at Hollywood Studios, with wait times of over an hour practically the entire day. I recommend either coming to the park early to get in line or purchasing an individual Lightning Lane through the Disney App.

Meeting the Star Wars Characters

One of Galaxy’s Edge’s best parts was meeting some of my favorite Star Wars characters. I had a chance to meet a couple of Storm Troopers and Darth Vader himself! I got to take pictures with Darth Vadar and even got his advice about embracing my dark side. The cast did such a fantastic job that I was partly star-struck and nervous to meet them. Next time I’ll wait in line to meet Chewy.

An Experience my son and I will never forget!

Visiting Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World Hollywood Studios was an out-of-this-world experience. From the moment I stepped foot into the land of Star Wars, I was immersed in a world of adventure and excitement. The attention to detail, the thrilling rides, and the chance to meet my favorite characters made it a day I will never forget. Whether you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan or love a good adventure, Galaxy’s Edge is the place to be. I can’t wait to go back and explore even more of this great galaxy far, far away! May the Force be with you!

Author: Jose Velazquez

Jose is the founder and writer at He Lives in Lakeland, FL, with his wife, two sons, and two dogs. Jose’s favorite hobby is spending time with his family at all the Theme parks in Orlando. They recently became annual pass holders at Disney and have absolutely fallen in love with the Magic. They look forward to exploring everything Disney offers in the years to come.

Whether you’re traveling with young children, teens, or adults, we’ve got you covered. From the whimsical fun of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort to the luxurious elegance of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, we’ve got something for everyone. So look at our resort reviews and start planning your dream Disney vacation today!

Unbelievable! My Genie Plus Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


There is nothing that can divide Disney fans faster than today’s topic. Genie Plus has become an almost necessary tool with the park crowds since its inception in 2021. The reviews are still mixed! Will this system make your vacation less stressful? What is covered under it? Most importantly, is it worth the price? Keep reading because I will answer all these questions and more! 

Basics of Genie – The Free Service

Let’s start with the basics; the Genie service is a free feature in the My Disney Experience app that allows you to see wait times in real-time, plan the best itinerary for your party, book restaurants, or order food in advance. Genie also gives you directions to whatever attraction you want right from the palm of your hand. 

Basics of Genie Plus – The Paid Service

Genie+ is the paid add-on to this service. Through Genie+, you can book a lightning lane (formally fastpass and fastpass+) for the available attractions. Still, not all rides are included in this upgrade. We will touch more on that later in this piece. Still, the process is the same no matter what park you visit. For the sake of simplicity, I will go through my experience using Genie+ for my day at Hollywood Studios.

All Ears Guide to Genie Plus at Walt Disney World

When to Purchase Genie Plus

 Like Cinderella, the fun begins at the stroke of midnight. You can only purchase this service on the app the day you use it. Recently in February and March, there were days that it sold out. Still, it is usually available even at 7 am or later in the morning. 

Cost of Genie Plus

Genie+ costs anywhere from $ 15-$35 per person. Since it is on a sliding scale, the only price indication you have is by looking to see what it costs the day before you plan to use it. The busier the day, the higher the price, but you will know the price once you purchase. If you planned on the $15 cost for a family of 6 for one day, but the actual payment is $35 per person, you will have a significant hole in your budget. That $120 would have covered the cost of a few meals, snacks, or other experiences you may have wanted. For the day I went, it was $30 per person, which I could anticipate because I was crazy enough to hit the park with the Spring Break crowds.

After Deciding to Purchase Genie Plus

 Now what…. You made the purchase! Once you have successfully added the upgrade, you can see the rides available for whichever park you visit that day. This is great for planning the rides you want, but you can’t select until 7 am OR when the park opens. 

Resort guests, this is where you get another advantage as you can make ride selections before anyone else. This gives you the power to take spots for popular rides and maximize the perfect combination of Genie+ and early entry rope drop to ensure you get the most out of your day in the park. 

Not all rides in the park are covered by Genie+, and you can only choose one ride or experience at a time. You can select a lightning lane (which I will refer to as “LL” for the rest of the post!) selection for one ride, but rope drop a different one. Ensure you set your alarm because there are only a limited number of “LL” times per ride.

 Genie Plus Rides at Hollywood Studios

 When your magical hour hits, you can open the app to see what is available and for what time. For Hollywood Studios, you can choose from the following rides.  

 Star Tours                                

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Toy Story Mania!

Slinky Dog Dash

Rock’ n’ Roller Coaster           

Alien Swirling Saucers 

Frozen Sing-Along             

Muppet*Vision 3D Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage     

Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular 

Disney Junior Play and Dance!

Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight 

My Genie Plus Strategy

As you can see, my priority was the Runaway Railway, but yours may be a different ride. Ensure you include your entire party in the booking to ride the same thing simultaneously. The last thing you want to do is forget Grandma while planning the day. She would be sad or mad that she missed the ride, and you would feel terrible for ignoring her, so make sure you keep an eye on that. 

Now, if half of your group wants to ride Slinky and the other half wants to meet Olaf, you can do that too! When you open the selection, it will ask who in your party will be on that booking. Select the party members who want the selection and then make the booking. Repeat the process for the other member and their choice. Remember that per person, you can only book one “LL” at a time, and you can not book the same ride twice in one day. If Uncle Ted wants to ride Star Tours while you take little Seth to Muppet*Vision, Uncle Ted can’t ride Star Tours via the “LL” again when you and little Seth decide to later in the day. 

Not all Rides Included?

In the list of rides and experiences, did you notice a significant ride that was missing? Yes, that would be Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. This ultra-popular ride is considered a premium ride with its own price for a lightning lane. Remember how I said I paid $35 per person to get Genie+?

 It would be an additional $25 per person for my group to raise Rise of the Resistance. The price is steep, but the ride usually has a wait of at least an hour and a half on a regular day, and it is a fantastic ride! If you are like me, you may not need this feature and would rather spend that money on a popcorn bucket. For a Star Wars fan who has come from across the galaxy, $25 may be a small price for this lightning lane. 

Individual Lightning Lanes

You can do that if you want to book an individual “LL” on top of your included selection! You have to be quick about it, though. The limited number of LLs per time slot means you can have Alien Spinner booked at 9 am. Still, by the time you get back to look at the individual “LL” for Rise of the Resistance, it may only have a time for 7 pm or, worse…be sold out. If you are park hopping or are desperate for the most fantastic ride in the galaxy, you may need to rethink your strategy.  

 Stay in the know through the Park

 As the day passes and you walk off your first ride selection, you can open the app and choose your next ride! I went for Toy Story Mania!, which luckily had a time relatively close to when I had finished with the Runaway Railway. 

With FastPass, we could book 3 rides at a time to ensure the group could experience more than one or two rides without an hour’s wait. In the past, when I was in Magic Kingdom, I had Buzz Lightyear booked at 11 am, but when I was done, the only ride available was Jungle Cruise for 9:30 pm. This is another pitfall of Genie+ in my books. 

 Park Hop with Genie Plus?

 One of the great things about Genie+ is that it can follow you when you park hop! If you spent your morning at the Studios and want to travel to Magic Kingdom, you can switch parks in the app and check out the available ” LL ” offerings. 

Remember that you can not park hop till after 2 pm and can not make a selection for a time before then. Also, consider the time it takes to jump from one park to another. If you are in Galaxy’s Edge for lunch at 1:45 pm and want to book the Haunted Manion for 2:15 pm, you can only use that lightning lane till 3:15 pm. Can your party of 6 with your 2 elderly parents finish their meal, leave the park, travel across the property to Magic Kingdom through security and crowds, and make it to the Haunted Mansion? Probably not. Make sure you are realistic about your timeline and goals for this trip.

 Final thoughts about Genie Plus 

 If you aren’t going to return to the Most Magical Place on Earth anytime soon, Genie+ is a great way to make sure you see and experience everything you want. If you are staying on property, you can maximize Genie+ the most. Early ride selection combined with early entry to the park is the best way to use this tool. Suppose you can only live with riding your favorite ride. In that case, the individual “LL” purchase may be the better option if you do not want to purchase the full Genie+ or if the ride you want is a Premium one. 

Locals Strategy on Genie Plus

Suppose you are a local with no time constraints, not staying on property for early entry, and have no particular attachment to a ride or show. In that case, you can spend that extra money on a Mickey Bar or three. I have used Genie+ during peak seasons when friends and family come to the parks and I don’t want to wait 3 hours for a ride I know I will love. It does not make sense for me to use it as often, and when I stay on the property, I usually only use the service for one of the days. 

Make the Best Decision for your Trip

It all comes down to what experiences you cannot live without and which ones don’t you mind waiting in line for. I don’t think Genie+ will make or break a vacation. Still, it can aid in a smoother planning process for large groups who want different experiences. Whichever you choose, I hope you have a great vacation and enjoy the 100th-year celebration of the Walt Disney Company!

Whether you’re traveling with young children, teens, or adults, we’ve got you covered. From the whimsical fun of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort to the luxurious elegance of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, we’ve got something for everyone. So look at our resort reviews and start planning your dream Disney vacation today!

Nausea Alert: 5 Disney World Rides to Avoid If You’re Prone to Motion Sickness


Prone to motion sickness? Nothing can put a damper on a Disney World trip, like feeling nauseous or sick after getting off a ride. 

While many rides are safe and accommodating for everyone, regardless of age. Some are known to make people sick after riding. Every ride can affect people differently. So it is essential to always read the warnings before you get in the queue. 

These warnings are typically located at the entrance to the attraction. They will warn riders of what to expect on the ride, such as spinning, drops, darkness, and other vital factors. You can also look up ride-through videos on Youtube to know what to expect for every ride.

Here are the top 5 rides to avoid on your next Disney vacation. 

Mission: SPACE

Ride Type: Thrill, spinning, dark

Mission: SPACE is located in World Discovery at Epcot and is well-known among locals for making guests feel nauseous and dizzy. Riders are assigned roles (navigator, pilot, commander, or engineer) before climbing into a ride vehicle designed to resemble a deep space shuttle. The green version of the ride simulates a trip around Earth’s orbit, while the orange mission is a more thrilling mission to Mars.

The orange mission includes spinning and tilting to simulate rocketing through space. Many guests have reported getting incredibly sick due to the enclosed area and the amount of spinning they experienced.

The green mission is gentler and designed to be more family-friendly. This version does not spin, but guests may still suffer from motion sickness due to the simulation screens. 

Suppose you are uncomfortable with enclosed spaces, spinning, or space. In that case, spending your day in Epcot on more relaxing rides, such as the Gran Fiesta Tour, is highly recommended. This is one of the few rides on Disney property that provides motion sickness bags for guests who need to vomit during or after the ride.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Ride Type: Thrill, dark

The next attraction to avoid if you’re prone to motion sickness is another Epcot thrill ride: Cosmic Rewind. This indoor roller coaster takes you on an adventure with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. One of the best features of this ride is that it is set to music, and you only know which song you’ll get once the coaster takes off.

This indoor roller coaster includes a backward launch, screens, high speeds, and a vehicle car that can do 360 spins. Since the ride turns back and forth throughout your adventure to show different scenes on the large screens, many guests have reported feeling ill by the time the ride is over. 

As guests leave the attraction, cast members will offer bags to those who appear sick. As fun as this adventure set to an exciting soundtrack might be, people who are worried about spending their day feeling sick may want to avoid riding.

Quincy and Molly ride Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT

Star Tours – The Adventure Continues

Ride Type: Small drops

Star Tours is a ride located in Hollywood Studios. During this attraction, you board a Starspeeder 1000 for a tour of the galaxy. C-3PO accidentally becomes your pilot and guides you through an exciting flight as you try to escape Imperial or First Order members attempting to find the rebel spy aboard your ship.

There are numerous adventure sequences for this ride, and you will know which planet you’ll end up flying through once the ride begins.

While this exciting Star Wars attraction does not involve high speeds or spinning, it has made many guests sick due to the use of 3D glasses. The ride is a motion simulator that rocks forward, backward, and side-to-side, contributing to motion sickness for guests.

Fortunately, Hollywood Studios opened Galaxy’s Edge in 2019. Now, Star Wars fans can still get their fix of adventure without worrying about feeling sick the rest of the day. 

Avatar Flight of Passage

Type: Thrill

This breathtaking flight through the fictional planet of Pandora is famous for having one of the most extended wait times in Disney World. Located in Pandora at Animal Kingdom, this ride is unique in its design. Guests ride on the back of a mountain banshee, a fictional creature from James Cameron’s 2009 Avatar.

Rather than sitting down and being strapped in, guests mount the ride vehicle, which looks similar to a motorcycle or exercise bicycle. When you straddle the bike, you lean forward as a restraint is pressed against your legs and back to keep you secure. This is to create the sensation of riding a banshee.

Like any motion simulator ride, motion sickness is highly likely. This ride includes 3D glasses and can be unsettling for those afraid of heights. The flying sensation and 3D screens are likely to make people feel sick.

Suppose you’re nervous about riding but still want to experience the beauty of Pandora. In that case, Na’vi River Journey is a more relaxing and peaceful ride.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Type: Thrill, tiny drops, dark, loud

If you’re noticing a pattern with our top 5 rides to avoid, you’re right. Many rides that simulate being in space will likely make guests feel sick. The last attraction on our list is Smugglers Run in Galaxy’s Edge. 

On this ride, guests board the iconic Millennium Falcon, the fastest ship in the galaxy. You’ll be assigned to be a pilot, gunner, or engineer. The pilots control the motion of your ship, so the more reckless and chaotic their steering is, the more likely you are to feel sick. 

Even if you have some of the smoothest pilots in the galaxy, the screens and rocking motion of the ride may make you feel nauseous. 

Research Rides Before You Go

The magic of Disney is that there is something for everyone. For those who suffer from motion sickness, Disney World still has dozens of slow rides that are just as much fun as the fast and thrilling ones.

Planning your WDW trip? Be sure to check out all of our Walt Disney World Resort Reviews! Find the perfect accomodations for your family.

The Basics of Disney Vacation Club


Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is a popular timeshare program that allows members to enjoy various Disney experiences. DVC has something for everyone, from luxurious resorts and spacious villas to exciting theme parks and unforgettable adventures. Many Disney Fans are interested in DVC but need to learn how it works.

In this article, we will explore the basics of DVC and provide an overview of what it entails. Whether you are a seasoned Disney traveler or a first-time visitor, this article will provide a comprehensive understanding of DVC and help you determine if it is the right choice for your next vacation. So, if you are interested in learning more about this exciting program, read on for the basics of Disney Vacation Club!

Disney Vacation Club (DVC)

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is a timeshare program offered by Disney. Members purchase “points,” which can be used for stays at Disney Vacation Club resorts or for other travel-related expenses. DVC resorts provide a range of accommodations, from studios to multi-bedroom villas.

Members can also exchange their points for stays at other timeshare resorts or hotels, cruise vacations, and airfare through a partnership with RCI. The cost of a DVC membership can vary, with factors such as the size of the resort, the number of points purchased, and the purchase date all affecting the cost.

Home Resort

In the Disney Vacation Club (DVC), a “home resort” is the resort where a member owns a timeshare property. Members have priority booking at their home resort and can book their stays up to 11 months in advance. Some benefits and perks may be tied to the member’s home resort.

It offers several different types of resort accommodations. Each resort offers different types of units and room options, with varying price points and occupancy capacities. Members can use their DVC points to book stays at participating DVC resorts.

Following are the types of home resorts in the Disney vacation club:

  • Studios

A studio at a DVC home resort refers to a small, one-room unit with a kitchenette and sleeping area. This unit type is suitable for one or two people. It is typically the smallest and most economical option in the DVC program.

  • One-Bedroom Villas:

These are large units with a separate bedroom, full kitchen, and living area. It is designed to accommodate four people and is ideal for families or small group

  • Two-Bedroom Villas:

These are larger units with two bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a living area. It accommodates up to eight people and is ideal for larger families or groups.

  • Three-Bedroom Grand Villas:

The largest units with three bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a spacious living area. It accommodates 12 people and is ideal for large families or groups.

  • Themed Rooms:

These are unique rooms designed with a specific Disney theme, such as Pirates of the Caribbean or the Little Mermaid.

IS DVC worth it? Check out this video review from All Ears

Booking Priority

The booking priority of a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) membership is an essential factor to consider when planning your vacations. DVC members have a priority booking window that allows them to make reservations for their preferred accommodations and travel dates before the general public.

It’s important to note that the booking priority is subject to change based on availability. Some popular destinations and accommodations may fill up quickly, so members must make their reservations as early as possible. Members may need help to secure their preferred accommodations or travel dates during peak travel times.

Overall, the booking priority of a DVC membership is an advantage for members, as it provides them with early access to the best accommodations and travel dates. By taking advantage of this benefit, members can confidently plan their vacations and enjoy Disney’s magic to the fullest.

DVC Contract Length

The contract length of a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) membership is typically 50 years. The contract begins on the date of purchase and extends for 50 years, after which the membership will expire. However, some contracts may be shorter or longer depending on the terms and conditions of the agreement.

It’s important to note that DVC members are required to pay annual dues. Overall, the contract length of a DVC membership is a long-term commitment and should be carefully considered before deciding to become a member.

Benefits Of Becoming A DVC Member

DVC members can access a range of luxurious resort accommodations, including studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom villas, and themed rooms. It provides DVC members an opportunity to create magical memories with family and friends at Disney destinations year after year.

Members have priority booking at their home resort and can book their stays up to 11 months in advance. They can take advantage of discounts on dining, shopping, and other activities at Walt Disney World and other Disney destinations.

It can use its points to book stays at any participating DVC resorts, including their home resort, subject to availability. Moreover, it allows members to plan their vacations and allocate their points to meet their specific needs.

How Does DVC Work?

The Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is a timeshare program that allows members to own a vacation home in the form of points that can be used for stays at participating DVC resorts. The program works as follows:

  • Purchasing DVC Points

To become a DVC member, individuals purchase specific points, giving them the right to use the resorts. The number of points required varies depending on the resort, season, and unit size.

  • Using DVC Points To Book Accommodations

The booking process is based on a points-based system. Members can use their points to book stays at any participating DVC resort, including their home resort.

  • DVC Resorts

Members’ points refresh annually, allowing them to use their points for future stays. The DVC points-based system allows members to manage their points allocation to meet their specific needs, providing them with the flexibility to book stays that best suit their schedules.

Cost and Savings

The cost and savings of a DVC membership depend on how the member uses their points, the location and unit size they choose, and the frequency and timing of their stays. DVC members generally enjoy significant savings compared to paying the total price for stays at Disney resorts or other destinations.

Upfront Costs Of Purchasing DVC Points

The upfront costs of purchasing Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points are the expenses incurred at the time of the purchase. Which include the purchase price of the DVC points, closing costs (such as title search, recording fees, etc.), annual dues, initial membership fee, etc.

It’s important to note that these costs can vary, so it’s best to consult with a Disney Vacation Club representative to estimate the upfront costs associated with purchasing DVC points. The exact amount will vary based on the specific DVC resort, the size of the ownership interest, and current market conditions

Perks And Amenities

The followings are the perks and amenities of DVC:

  • Priority Booking And Discounts On Disney Vacations

The perks and amenities of Disney Vacation Club (DVC) are that DVC members have access to a range of Disney resorts, including deluxe and moderate resorts, and can book stays using their points. They can attend exclusive member events at Disney World and other Disney destinations, such as special parties and celebrations.

  • Access to DVC-exclusive Amenities and Events

They can have different discounts and offers. DVC members have priority booking for specific events, such as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. They can use their points to book stays at other destinations, including other Disney resorts, Disney Cruise Line, and more.

  • Additional Benefits And Perks For DVC Members

Members have more flexibility and high-quality accommodations. These are some of the perks and amenities available to DVC members. It is recommended to review the terms and conditions of the DVC program for a complete understanding of the benefits.

DVC Conclusion

DVC allows members to book stays at various Disney resorts, including deluxe and moderate resorts, and other destinations, such as Disney Cruise Line. The members enjoy various benefits, including priority booking for specific events, exclusive member events, special offers and discounts, and access to high-quality accommodations.

Before deciding on becoming a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) member, it is essential to thoroughly research the program and carefully evaluate the costs and benefits. It would be best if you considered factors such as upfront costs, annual dues, availability limitations, use restrictions, resale options, destination options, and the program’s complexity.

Overall, a DVC membership can be a great way to enjoy the magic of Disney and plan memorable vacations. By researching and carefully considering all factors, you can make an informed decision that is right for you and your family.

All The Rides at Walt Disney World Resort


Disney World is the most enchanting place on Earth, and its rides are a big part of that magic. From classic attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean and It’s a Small World to thrilling coasters like Space Mountain, there’s something for everyone at Disney World.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned Disney-goer, this article will list all the rides at Walt Disney World Resort.

So, if you’re looking for a checklist to ensure you hit all the rides, you’ve found the right place! The ride list is in Alphabetical Order to help find the ride in the list.

Fry Bucket, All Ears, has to ride all the Disney World Rides

What Rides are at Magic Kingdom in Disney World?

List of all the rides at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort. There are 23 Rides at Magic Kingdom. Can you ride them all?

  1. Astro Orbiter
  2. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  3. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  4. Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  5. It’s a Small World
  6. Jungle Cruise
  7. Liberty Square Riverboat
  8. Mad Tea Party
  9. Peter Pan’s Flight
  10. Pirates of the Caribbean
  11. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  12. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  13. Space Mountain
  14. The Barnstormer
  15. The Haunted Mansion
  16. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  17. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  18. Tomorrowland Speedway
  19. TRON Lightcycle Run – Opening April 2023
  20. TTA PeopleMover
  21. Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  22. Walt Disney World Railroad
  23. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

What Rides are at EPCOT in Disney World?

List of all the rides at EPCOT in Walt Disney World Resort. There are 11 Rides at EPCOT. Can you ride them all?

  1. Frozen Ever After
  2. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  4. Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  5. Living with the Land
  6. Mission: SPACE
  7. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  8. Soarin’ Around the World
  9. Spaceship Earth
  10. Test Track
  11. The Seas with Nemo & Friends

What Rides are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Disney World?

Here is a list of all the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Disney World. There are 9 Rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Can you ride them all?

  1. Alien Swirling Saucers
  2. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  3. Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  4. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  5. Slinky Dog Dash
  6. Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  7. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  8. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  9. Toy Story Mania!

What Rides are at Animal Kingdom in Disney World?

Here is a list of rides at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Disney World. There are 8 Rides at Animal Kingdom. Can you ride them all?

  1.   Avatar Flight of Passage
  2. Dinosaur
  3. Expedition Everest
  4. Kali River Rapids
  5. Kilimanjaro Safaris
  6. Na’vi River Journey
  7. TriceraTop Spin
  8. Wildlife Express Train

Need to find the perfect resort after riding all the rides? Check out our guide to all the accommodations at Walt Disney World Resort.

Is Jurassic Park in Disney World?


Are you planning the perfect Disney World Vacation for your family? Let’s ensure you pick suitable parks based on the groups’ interests. Do you have a toddler that loves Dinosaurs? Unfortunately, you won’t see Blue at Disney World.

Is Jurassic Park in Disney World?

Jurassic Park is located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park.

So if you want to ride Jurassic World: VelociCoaster, you’ll have to take a trip over toUniversal’s Islands of Adventure. Universal Studios Florida is located only 9 miles from Walt Disney World Resort.

Uber and Lyft make it easy to navigate between the parks. Just be sure to go over to the Universal Florida website and get tickets.

Is Harry Potter in Disney World?

I’ve got more bad news. Harry Potter and the Wizarding World are located at Universal Studios Florida. Harry Potter is a media franchise created by J.K. Rowling, the series of books and movies are centered around the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is highly praised by many fans of the Harry Potter franchise for its attention to detail and immersive experience.

The park also offers interactive wand experiences, live shows, and a chance to sample Butterbeer and other wizarding treats.

It could be worth visiting the park to see the attractions and experiences based on the books and movies.

Universal Orlando Resort has two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where you can find several Harry Potter-inspired attractions and experiences.

Can I meet Spider-Man at Disney World?

No, Marvel characters are at Universal Studios. You can meet Spider-Man at Universal Studios theme parks. He is one of the famous characters featured on the Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

You can also find him in parades and shows. The availability of specific characters may vary depending on the day of your visit, so it’s best to check the park schedule to see when and where Spider-Man will be available for meet-and-greets.

At these parks, visitors can experience immersive Spider-Man themed rides and shows and meet and take photos with the Spider-Man character. If you are a fan of the Spider-Man character and would enjoy the opportunity to meet him in person, then it may be worth it to you.

Universal Studios theme parks offer a variety of attractions and experiences beyond just meeting Spider-Man. They have a selection of rides, shows, and other character meet-and-greets. There are also different lands with different themes, like Harry Potter and Jurassic Park.

Can I meet Peppa Pig at Disney World?

Peppa Pig is not located in Disney World; it’s in Peppa Pig Theme Park. It is a theme park based on the popular British animated television series Peppa Pig. The park features rides, attractions, and live shows based on the characters and settings from the show.

It is designed for young children and their families and offers a range of activities that appeal to kids of all ages. Some popular features of the park include the Peppa Pig World of Play, where children can interact with the characters and explore the world of Peppa Pig, and the Peppa Pig’s Big Balloon Ride, which is a gentle ride that takes visitors through the skies of Peppa Pig’s world. The park is in Orlando, Florida.

Suppose you and your children are fans of the Peppa Pig series. In that case, Peppa Pig Theme Park will be worth visiting for the opportunity to interact with the characters and explore the world of the show. The park offers a range of rides and attractions designed for young children, as well as live performances and other interactive activities.

Can I meet Elmo at Disney World?

No, Sesame Street characters are at SeaWorld Orlando. You can meet Elmo at SeaWorld theme park. Elmo is a popular character from the children’s television show “Sesame Street.” It is beloved by many young children and their families. Meeting Elmo at a theme park or other event can be a fun and exciting experience for children. They can take a photo with the character and interact with them.

Some people may find the experience of meeting a beloved character from the popular children’s television show “Sesame Street” to be a fun and memorable experience. You can also see Elmo in live performances or parades.

You can also dance, sing, and play with Elmo and their friends in the SeaWorld park.

Moreover, the SeaWorld theme park has many facilities like animal shows, Aquatic animal encounters, rides, attractions, etc. Remember that character meet-and-greets are subject to change and availability, so it’s best to check the schedule and make a reservation in advance.

5 Best Character Meals in Disney World


One of my favorite parts about any trip to Disney World is character dining. These meals are a perfect example of how Disney can take the ordinary and make it extraordinary. Character dining is a chance to enjoy a meal with your favorite Disney characters. Characters will approach your table one by one and allow you to take a picture, or even ask for an autograph!

Character dining will cost you more than other table service restaurants. You’re paying for the experience, on top of food and beverages. Prices are fixed, so you will pay before you order.

It is also important to note that these meals are popular. Be sure to book your reservation as soon as possible. You don’t miss out on breakfast or dinner with your favorite character.

Character dining is a perfect way to get up and close to your favorite characters. You’ll also see them in unique outfits that you won’t often see in the parks. Here’s our list of the Top 5 Character Dining Experiences.

Garden Grill Restaurant

The Garden Grill Restaurant is a great option for Living with the Land enthusiasts. Guests can spend their meal here as Chip, Dale, Mickey, and Pluto join them for photos and autographs.

What makes this meal stand out from others is that while you’re eating, the entire restaurant turns so that your view is changing. That’s right – Garden Grill is a rotating restaurant, making it a fan favorite among Disney fans. Diners can appreciate the views of different sections of the Living with the Land ride. Including the desert, farmhouse, and rainforest. The fresh vegetables that you’re eating from Garden Grill come from the greenhouse located at the end of Living with the Land!

If you’re worried about motion sickness, it may ease your mind to know that this restaurant rotates at a very slow pace. Only about one rotation per hour. Most guests say that they barely register the motion while eating other than the changing views.

Characters: Chip, Dale, Mickey, Pluto

Adult $55.00

Child ages 3-9 $36.00

Location: EPCOT – The Land Pavilion

Garden Grill Menu

Story Book Dining at Artist Point

This character dinner is perfect for fans of Snow White. The real reason it makes the top five best dining experiences is the ambiance. While this is an indoor dining experience, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into an enchanted forest. You’ll walk through trees and fairy lights on the way to your table.

This is also the only character dining experience where you can meet the Evil Queen. Many character dining experiences can get you face-to-face with your favorite Disney princesses. Very few feature the villains.

If the Evil Queen is a little too intense for the little ones. They can take comfort in spending their time with Snow White and two of her good friends, Grumpy and Dopey. Despite the popularity of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Magic Kingdom. The dwarfs are not easy to find in the parks for meet and greets. So this character dinner is a perfect way to grab a photo or autograph.

Story Book also features fun alcohol-free mocktails to match the theme, like the Transformation Potion and the Wishing Apple Punch. Don’t worry about not being able to pick which delicious dessert to order. You’ll get a small selection of all three of their themed sweet treats at the end of your meal!

Characters: Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy

Adult $65.00

Child ages 3-9 $39.00

Location: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Story Book Dining Menu


This is the perfect breakfast for fans of Lilo & Stitch. For a character as popular as Stitch, he’s not easy to find in the parks. Though he can sometimes be found in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. A reservation at Ohana for breakfast is a guaranteed way to meet both Stitch and Lilo. You’ll even get to see Mickey in his Hawaiian-style shirt and Pluto in his lei.

Guests can take the monorail over to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort for character breakfast. Guests can enjoy delicious pineapple-coconut bread and fresh fruit as they wait for their breakfast of scrambled eggs, pork breakfast sausage links, Hawaiian-style ham topped with pineapple compote, fried island-style potatoes. And don’t forget about the Mickey-shaped waffles.

As you eat, Stitch, Lilo, and friends will stop by your table to say hello. At some point in your meal, you can take part in the Ohana Aloha Parade. Kids will love jumping into a conga line with Stitch and the gang as they parade around the restaurant. These experiences make this one of the most memorable dining experiences.

Characters: Lilo & Stitch

Adult $45.00

Child ages 3-9 $29.00

Location: Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Ohana Menu

Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy & his Pals

This character buffet may not be on most people’s radar, as you won’t find it on the Disney World website. Since Four Seasons isn’t a Walt Disney World resort, this character brunch is not as well-advertised. But it’s still worth a car ride over. You’ll have to call the Four Seasons directly to make a reservation. Unlike other Disney dining, the Good Morning Breakfast is only offered select days.

Considering this is a golf resort, it is only appropriate that you’ll be able to meet Goofy and his friends in their golf attire. You can make your selection of pastries, sausage, fruit and more, or head over to the omelet station before going back to your seat to get photos with some of your favorite classic characters.

While this character dining experience is a little out of the way compared to the others, the unique outfits make it worth the trip!

Characters: Goofy & Pals

Adult $52.00

Child ages 3-9 $32.00

Location: Four Seasons Resort Orlando At WDW

Good Morning Breakfast Menu

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera

On the top floor of the Riviera, you can enjoy a delicious Breakfast à la Art with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy. Rather than the classic theme park outfits these characters usually wear. They come out representing various artists inspired by the French riviera. Mickey as a painter, Minnie as a writer, Donald as a sculptor, and Daisy as a ballerina.

Topolino’s also has one of the best menus of all the character dining experiences. The light and fluffy sour cream waffle is one of my favorite meals in all Disney World. Guests can also choose from more savory options such as smoked salmon or quiche gruyère. Kids can order Mickey Waffle Dippers served on a fun artist’s pallet for them to make a work of art out of dipping. For children looking for something less sweet, scrambled eggs and yogurt meal are also available.

Another added perk is that this resort is easy to get to from the parks. If you’re in Epcot or Hollywood Studios, you can hop on the Disney Skyliner for a quick trip over, so be sure to not miss out on breakfast at Topolino’s.


Adult $45.00

Child ages 3-9 $29.00

Location: Disney’s Riviera Resort

Flavors of the Riviera Menu

Character Meal Conclusions

No matter which character dining experience you choose, you’re sure to have a fantastic time. Disney characters make everything more magical, and no trip to Disney is complete without at least one or two photos with your favorite character.

These dining experiences can be the perfect add on to your trip. Its a great way to have some 1 on 1 time with your favorite character without spending a lot of time in line.

Best Restaurants on Disney World’s Boardwalk: Dine Like a Disney Pro


It can be hard to know what to eat on vacation, especially if you’re traveling to a new place. Too often, you see a place that looks good but try it to find that it’s mediocre—or worse. And let’s face it, there are a ton of dining options at Walt Disney World!

So, if you are looking for places to eat on your trip to Disney World look no further. We’ve put together a list of the best restaurants at Disney’s Boardwalk.

Disney’s Boardwalk is a quarter-mile promenade featuring unique dining, shops, and nightlife. It has gorgeous views as it runs along the water, and it’s free to enter; you don’t need a park ticket.

Disney’s Boardwalk Location

The boardwalk is close to EPCOT, so if you’re hungry and in the area, be sure to check it out. All you must do is exit the International Gateway and you’re a short walk from Yacht & Beach Club, Swan & Dolphin, and of course Disney’s Boardwalk Inn.

It’s a great spot and came in handy when we arrived late at the Beach Club Resort. We could just take a short walk over to the Boardwalk and we had a lot of eating options, even at 9pm.

Here’s the best restaurants at Disney’s Boardwalk:

Trattoria al Forno

This casual Italian eatery offers service at both breakfast and dinner. In the morning, you can start your day with poached eggs, buttermilk pancakes, an open-faced omelet, or avocado toast. Or you can try fried calamari, caprese salad, steak, lasagna, and more for dinner. Don’t forget to taste the assortment of Italian desserts and sweets.

Trattoria al Forno has an extensive wine menu to pair with your meal. These wines boast of being completely authentic Italian drinks. The menu features more than 60 items by the bottle and more than 25 by the glass. Also, they offer signature cocktails and Italian beers and sodas on their drink menu.

Check out this restaurant if you’re in the mood for great Italian cuisine!

Trattoria al Forno Menu


7:30 am to 11:30 am

Entrée – $14 – $21

Kids Entrée – $7 – $10


5:00pm to 7:00pm

Entrée – $27 – $39

Kids Entrée – $13 – $16

Pizza Window

If you’re craving Italian but don’t want to spend time at a sit-down restaurant, the Pizza Window is the option for you! This cute stop on the boardwalk offers Italian salads and pizza. You can order it by the slice or as the whole pie. They also serve soft drinks, sangria, and have their own selection of sweets.

It’s a great place to go for quick and delicious food!

Pizza Window Menu

Open Noon to 11pm – Check My Disney Experience for updates.

Slice Pepperoni Pizza – $9.29

Slice Cheese Pizza – $8.79

Big River Grille & Brewing Works

If you’re not in the mood for Italian, you might try Big River Grille and Brewing Works. It’s a microbrewery and restaurant, which provides award-winning beers and fresh takes on American favorites.

You have the option to enjoy the atmosphere inside or take in the view on the waterfront outdoor patio as you eat. You can also watch the brew master craft 5 specialty beers through the restaurant’s big glass windows.

Enjoy foods such as nachos, chips and salsa, sandwiches, grilled chicken, ribs, burgers, and more. Pair one of their menu items with a handcrafted draft, and you won’t be disappointed.

Big River Grille and Brewing Works Menu

Open 11:00am to 11:00pm

Appetizers – $12 – $17

Soup & Salad – $6 – $18

Sandwiches – $15 – $18

Burgers – $15 – $20

Entrée – $19 – $32

Kids Entrée – $9.50

Boardwalk Deli

If you need quick service food but don’t want pizza, the Boardwalk Deli is another great option. Offering overstuffed sandwiches and deli favorites, this restaurant is inspired by delis of the American Northeast.

Try their house-baked bagels, savory warm sandwiches like the Warm Pastrami Reuben, or one of their delicious desserts such as the hand-piped cannoli.

Boardwalk Deli Menu

Open 7am to 10pm

Breakfast Entrée – $8.99 – $9.99

Lunch / Dinner Entrée – $9.99 – $12.99

Kids Meal – $6.79 – $7.49

Flying Fish

Another great table service option is the Flying Fish. This restaurant boasts of pure epicurean genius in their nostalgic seaside meals.

The Flying Fish prides itself both on its perfect décor and on its menu full of delicious items. They have turned seafood into a fine art.

From your table you can see into the open kitchen and watch their chefs prepare each meal using fresh ingredients.

To go with your dinner, you can choose from their selection of hand-picked wines or their signature cocktails. Top the meal off with one of their seasonal desserts.

This is the most upscale restaurant on the boardwalk. We recommend getting a reservation to secure your spot. And be sure to look at their dress code before you go.

Flying Fish Menu


5pm to 9:30pm

Appetizers – $15 – $21

Entrée – $38 – $59

Kids Entrée – $15 – $24

Belle Vue Lounge

While not on the boardwalk, the Belle Vue Lounge is nearby, located upstairs in the Boardwalk Inn. Guests say this bar is classy and comfortable, the perfect place to relax after a long day at the parks.

The lounge is themed after a 1930s sitting room. Here you can enjoy a cocktail in a comfortable chair while a radio plays programs from the 30s, or you can take your drink out on the veranda and enjoy the view. If you’re in need of a rest, this is a wonderful place to do it.

Belle Vue Lounge Menu


4pm to 12am

Specialty Cocktails, Wine, Sangria, Rum, Whiskey, Beer, & more

Boardwalk Ice Cream

Want to indulge in your sweet tooth? Boardwalk Ice Cream is the way to go. This quick service ice cream parlor features tasty ice cream, sundaes, and milk shakes. Guests say that this is a great place to get out of the hustle and bustle of the parks and grab a treat!

Boardwalk Ice Cream Menu


3pm to 11pm

Ice Cream, Milk Shakes, Signature Sundaes

Cake Bake Shop Bakery

Expected to open in 2023, this whimsical bakery is another place sure to meet your cravings. Inside, you’ll see counters lined with one-of-a-kind handmade cakes and French porcelain platters topped with glass domes. Their tasty treats include cookies, French macarons, brownies, dessert bars, pies, and cheesecakes.

Along with the bakery, there will also be a restaurant that serves both savory items and delicious desserts.

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Foodie Thoughts on the Boardwalk

Well, there you have it. That’s our list of the 8 best places to eat at Disney’s Boardwalk. This is a great area to stroll through and partake in some delicious dining during your next trip to Disney World. The boardwalk is located near EPCOT, the perfect place to grab something on your way in or out or take a break from the park’s crowds.

If having a lot of food options is on your top priority for choosing a Walt Disney World Resort, the Boardwalk Inn may be for you!

There are plenty of options at the boardwalk and many of the restaurants have choices for those with dietary needs. You’ll be sure to find something to fit your needs and preferences. Check out Disney’s Boardwalk and have a great time at Disney World!