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Review: California Grill 50th Anniversary Celebration Menu

Also known as that time I accidentally ordered a $137 cocktail and was too embarrassed to send it back. The Setting We’ve eaten here multiple times over the years and California Grill never disappoints. The menu changes with the seasons and the views are unbeatable. The restaurant is located on the top floor of the… Read more »

Sanderson Sisters at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022

With All Hallows’ Eve right around the corner, it was high time I posted about our experience at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year. There’s A LOT going on at this event. We’ve been multiple times and I still haven’t done it all. So I’ll share my thoughts on what I can from experience and… Read more »

Happily Ever After Fireworks

Happily Ever After Fireworks Will Return!

Standing in front of Cinderella Castle watching fireworks is and will always be my happy place. Like many, the 50th Anniversary show Disney Enchantment just never gave me the goosebumps that Happily Ever After did. We all knew a special 50th Anniversary show was part of the plan but we weren’t prepared for the announcement… Read more »

Galaxy's Edge Millenium Falcoln

Review: Oga’s Cantina

The SettingDisney definitely raised the bar for immersive experiences with Galaxy’s Edge and a standout example of that is Oga’s Cantina. The restaurant’s non-descript exterior hides one of the most immersive areas of the park. No lie – as soon as we walked in the door I nerded out hard core. Oga’s Cantina is a… Read more »

Chef Mickey's Sign

Review: Chef Mickey’s Character Breakfast

Chef Mickey’s is definitely one of, if not the, oldest character dining experience at Walt Disney World, and these days people seem to have a love-hate relationship with it. I have a working theory as to why it gets mixed reviews, which I’ll come back to later. The SettingLocated in the Grand Canyon Concourse area… Read more »

Space 220 Main Dining Area

Review: Space 220 Restaurant

The SettingSpace 220 is one of Disney World’s newest and most popular dining experiences. Located next to Mission Space, this restaurant offers the immersive experience of dining among the stars on an orbiting space station. After you check in for your reservation at the outdoor information desk, you will be directed indoors to the Space… Read more »

Mickey Mouse Red White and Blue Popsicle

Mickey Mouse 4th of July Popsicles

Hey MouseWatchers! Today we’re bringing a little Disney magic to our 4th of July Celebration with these adorable Patriotic Mickey Mouse Pops. I just happen to have this adorable vintage Mickey Mouse popsicle mold that was a gift from my mother-in-law but this recipe can be adjusted for any size or shape of popsicle mold… Read more »

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Is Back!

Disney’s popular dinner show, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, returns to The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort starting tomorrow, June 23! Reservations are strongly recommended so you can enjoy tasty pioneer fare during this 2-hour musical comedy offered on select nights in Disney World. If you can’t find any available reservations for your upcoming trip,… Read more »

World of Color Dessert Party Alerts now Available

Good news Disneyland fans – the World of Color Dessert Party at Disney California Adventure is now available for advance dining reservations! If you need help finding an available reservation, you can create an alert for this Enchanting Extra using MouseWatcher. This dessert party grants you access to an exclusive seating area for the World… Read more »

Story Book Dining at Artist Point and Boatwright’s Dining Hall Return in December

Two Walt Disney World Resort restaurants are reopening in mid-December, only a few days away! Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White returns starting Thursday, December 16, 2021, with reservations opening on Thursday, December 2, 2021. This is a character dining experience in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge featuring Snow White, The Queen, Dopey and… Read more »

New Epcot Fireworks Dining Packages Available Soon

Epcot’s new Harmonious fireworks show starts Friday, October 1, 2021 and will soon be lighting up the World Showcase. Guests who like dinner with their show will be able to book one of two new dining packages, each starting the first day of Harmonious! Rose & Crown Fireworks Dining Package Spice Road Table Fireworks Dining… Read more »

Space 220 is Go for Launch from Epcot

Epcot’s newest orbital dining destination, Space 220, opens its airlocks for spacewalk-ups starting Monday, September 20, 2021. The week-long shakedown mission concludes on Sunday, September 26, 2021. The next day, Monday, September 27, 2021, the station returns to permanent orbit 220 miles up with reservation-only seating. Advance reservations will be accepted starting Monday, September 20,… Read more »

Magic Kingdom Fireworks Viewing Parties are Back

The Magic Kingdom’s newest fireworks spectacular, Disney Enchantment, starts lighting up the skies Friday, October 1, 2021 as part of the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration. And that’s not all – cocktail and dessert parties are back in the Magic Kingdom just in time for the big show! Celebration at the Top: 50th Flavors… Read more »

Steakhouse 71 Opening Soon

Steakhouse 71, the new throwback restaurant in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, opens its doors on Friday, October 1, 2021. Advance reservations are highly recommended and will be available starting Thursday, September 16, 2021, so be sure to create a MouseWatcher alert if you’ll be visiting Walt Disney World in the near future! This casual dining establishment… Read more »

Ferrytale Fireworks are back!

Great news pyromaniacs – Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise begins boarding on select nights starting Saturday, September 18, 2021! Bookings are now available, so be sure to create a MouseWatcher alert so you can receive notifications as soon as reservations open up for your vacation dates. Enjoy an evening ferryboat cruise on the Seven… Read more »

Halloween Updates Already!

Hey MouseWatchers! Mrs. MouseWatcher here. I’m not going to bore you with a detailed excuse for why things have been quiet here on the blog. I’ll just say that life happened. It was a crazy year of Disney news! New parks opened, favorite food spots closed while exciting new ones were announced, the Resistance rose, massive… Read more »

Happy Birthday MouseWatcher!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a whole year – and what a year it’s been! We’ve been working hard every day to improve our service and make it easier for more people get the dining reservations that make their Disney vacations magical. We’re looking forward to another year of MouseWatching and sharing… Read more »