Walt Disney World dining reservations tips


Disney Dining reservations are easy to make, but it’s key to make them as far in advance as possible. I just made my reservations for Be Our Guest a few weeks ago, and I’m visiting WDW in June.

Though you can make reservations in a variety of ways, I recommend making them online from a laptop/desktop. The website works best from a traditional computer. You can later link your reservation to the MyDisney Experience app, making it simple to view your reservations from your smart phone.

There are a variety of specialty dining events throughout the parks, but the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party, Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party and the Fantasmic Dining Package allow guests to eat tasty treats with a reserved spot for Disney’s most popular nighttime events.

Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party: Munch on desserts and enjoy an unobstructed, reserved seat for Wishes fireworks at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant.

Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party: Enjoy Champagne and desserts from around the world (churros from Mexico/doughnuts from America) while viewing Illuminations up-close.

Fantasmic Dining Package: Make a dining reservation through the Fantasmic package and receive a reserved seat for Fantasmic. My favorite participating restaurant is Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano.


Theme park touches around my house

My husband and I are new homeowners, and I’ve enjoyed adding theme park decor around my house. Here are some of my favorites.


My husband gave me this Ariel mug for Christmas; she’s one of my favorite princesses. I love sipping my morning coffee from it. Plus, it’s less than $10. I was surprised he found it at Spencer’s of all places, but they have some unique, affordable Disney items.


I’ve had my hanging Hedwig since approximately 2001. I’m pretty sure I got it for Christmas following the first Harry Potter movie. I remember my parents searched many Hallmark’s to find it, and I could never part with it. I found one on Amazon for less than $50. #RIPHedwig


My mom gave me this WDW Magazine calendar for Christmas. The calendar features beautiful photos from around the parks, and it’s only $19.95. Park tips are included for every month, as well as reminders about seasonal events. I’m also happy to have beautiful, professional photos of the Disney’s Hollywood Studios Sorcerer’s Hat, as it is currently being removed.


We love super heroes, and we love roller coasters. This vintage-style Superman poster in our hallway reminds me of one of my favorite coasters, Superman: Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Over Georgia. We picked this piece up at Kirkland’s. It’s on sale, but currently unavailable online.

Do you have any theme park decor in your house? I’d love to know about it!

Year in review: Hello 2015!