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Fireworks Dessert Parties: Are They Worth It?

“Here’s the thing – you’re paying for the reserved viewing, not the food.” Magic Kingdom fireworks are my happy place. Literally. I’ve told my therapist multiple times. I am always the person in our group who is totally willing to camp out in the perfect viewing spot two hours before the show starts. So when… Read more »

Main entrance to Steakhouse 71

Review: Steakhouse 71

In July of 2021 we waved goodbye to The Wave in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. On October 1st that same year we were introduced to it’s replacement – Steakhouse 71. Located on the first floor of the Contemporary Resort, this restaurant has quickly become a guest favorite and many would say it’s the best budget steakhouse… Read more »

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Park Watch: What’s Happening This Month

And just like that it’s a new year and a new month. While most of us are probably feeling some post-holiday exhaustion and taking it easy, there’s always something happening at Disney. Here’s a look at some of what’s happening in Disney Parks this month. Disney After Hours Disney After Hours Events are returning to… Read more »

California Grill dining room and menu

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 »

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 »

Paying for Perks: Part 2 – The VIP FastPass+ Experience

In Part 2 of our look at the perks we experienced on our last Disney World trip, we talk about Disney’s VIP FastPass+ pilot program. The Rumor Around the time I started planning our last Disney World trip, I started reading rumors about a pilot program that Disney had started testing in January 2018. Rumor… Read more »