Prices Revealed for New California Grill Menu at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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Disney has revealed the prices of the new three-course menu coming soon to California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The prix fixe menu will be the same price as the current 50th-anniversary-inspired meal: $89 per adult (ages 10+) and $39 per child (ages 3 to 9), plus tax and gratuity. The full menu hasn’t been … Read more

New Chef Mickey’s Phone Cases Debut at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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If you love Chef Mickey’s, you’ll love these new phone cases available near the restaurant at Bayview Gifts in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. There are three phone case designs, available for iPhones X through 14 (including Pro and Pro Max). These designs were first made available in MaDe kiosks throughout Walt Disney World. Chef Mickey’s AOP … Read more

Reservations Open This Month for New California Grill 3-Course Selection Menu

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When “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” ends on March 31, 2023, California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will stop offering their special 50th anniversary menu. The new three-course selection menu featuring contemporary, market-inspired cuisine will be available beginning April 1, 2023. Reservations for April 1 will open on January 31. A full menu and prices … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom & Disney Springs 12/29/22 (Mickey Mouse the Main Attraction: Big Thunder Mountain Ear Headband, Hei Hei Shoulder Plush, Minnie Mouse MagicBand+, & More)

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Royal Greetings, and welcome to Magic Kingdom! Join us around Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs, finding Mickey Mouse the Main Attraction merchandise, a Hei Hei shoulder plush, and so much more! Let’s get going. Not a cloud in the sky! A shiny, new Minnie Mouse figure caught our eye in the Emporium. She is a … Read more

Christmas Tree and Holiday Decorations Go Up at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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Celebrate the holidays with decorations at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, including the giant Christmas tree in front of the resort’s entrance. The Christmas tree towers over the resort’s courtyard. It features classic colorful orb ornaments and a giant silver star on top. Garland hangs across the port-cochère. The garland includes shiny ornaments and white flowers. Inside, … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 11/27/22 (New Ahsoka Tano Ear Headband, Kermit Loungefly Backpack, TRON Lightcycle Run Testing, & More)

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Seasons greetings! The holidays are in full swing at Walt Disney World. We’re out and about at Magic Kingdom, and excited for you to follow along in today’s photo report. We’ll be finding new Loungeflys, new ear headbands, and more. Let’s get going. A quick wave to all our friends! Inside the Emporium, we found … Read more

50th Anniversary Gingerbread Castle Featuring Mickey and Minnie Erected at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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This year’s gingerbread display has opened at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. As usual, it’s a gingerbread castle, but instead of “Frozen” or “Cinderella” characters, it features gingerbread versions of Mickey and Minnie’s golden Fab 50 statues. The castle is brown and white, with the white façade of “it’s a small world” behind it. The statues are … Read more

Opening Dates and Treats Announced for 2022 Gingerbread Displays at Walt Disney World Resort

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Walt Disney World has announced the opening dates and some of the treats that will be available at their various gingerbread displays. Beginning November 9 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, guests can view clouds of cinnamon billowing out of the chimney of this life-sized storybook gingerbread house made from a classic Austrian recipe. … Read more

New Disney Vacation Club Fireworks Dessert Party Beginning This Month at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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Disney’s Contemporary Resort will begin hosting a new Disney Vacation Club exclusive fireworks dessert party later this month. The Enchantment at the Top Dessert Party will take place in Top of the World Lounge — A Villains Lair. It will include a dessert buffet, adult beverage options for guests 21 and older, exclusive lounge access, … Read more

PHOTOS: Minimal Flooding and Damage at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Amidst Hurricane Ian

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Tropical Storm Ian is still making its way across Florida. Walt Disney World Resort hotels have seen some flooding and damage, though seem relatively fine. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, we saw a tree down in the savanna, but no other damage. Animals were taken indoors for safety. Hotel guests were asked to shelter in … Read more

Refurbishment Projects Beginning at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Contemporary Resort Next Week


Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Contemporary Resort will both start refurbishment projects next week. Disney will be refurbishing some guest room balconies at Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge beginning September 26. Guests will see and hear refurbishment work in and around Copper Creek Villas during daytime hours. Refurbishment work is expected to be … Read more

REVIEW: Cinderella Cupcake Returns With Vanilla Filling at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for World Princess Week

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It’s World Princess Week and Walt Disney World guests can celebrate with princess-themed desserts all over. At Disney’s Contemporary Resort, a Cinderella Cupcake has returned to Contempo Café. Cinderella Cupcake – $5.99 Vanilla cupcake filled with vanilla crème custard and topped with buttercream, white chocolate slipper, and fondant pumpkin While we always hate to slice … Read more

Closer Look at Villain’s Lair Theming, More Information Revealed for Top of the World Lounge at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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Disney Vacation Club members will be chillin’ like a villain at Disney’s Contemporary Resort’s Top of the World Lounge when it reopens July 11 with a little something extra. In our last update, we gave you the untold story of this covert hideout, and now it’s time to reveal even more dastardly details. The Villains … Read more

New Plant-Based and Seasonal Dishes Coming to California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort on May 26

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Starting May 26, California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will have several new plant-based dishes as well as new seasonal dishes. Appetizers The Florida Peach and Raspberry Salad highlight some of Florida’s fresh, bright, and flavorful ingredients by featuring grilled and fresh peaches, raspberry variations, steel-cut oat granola tart, red onion, and a whipped raspberry vinaigrette. The … Read more

Tour the Easter Egg Display With Hidden Five-Legged Goats at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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Like other Walt Disney World resorts, Disney’s Contemporary Resort is celebrating Easter season with a display of chocolate eggs. The Contemporary’s bakery team, led by Pastry Chef Jeff Barnes, created the display inspired by Mary Blair’s artwork and the 50th anniversary. According to the sign, the display contains over 250 pounds of chocolate. There are … Read more

New Lights Added to Mary Blair Mural Column in Lobby of Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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New column lights have been added to the large column of Mary Blair artwork in the lobby of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The ring of light shining down on the artwork previously existed, but the wooden column pieces with white light panels are new. The light panels were not on when we stopped by the resort. … Read more