Disney Vacation Reviews, Trip Reports, and Articles

On this page you’ll find Disney vacation reviews, reports on Disney trips and experiences, restaurant reviews, and information about specific Disney theme parks and resorts. Interested in learning more about whether the Dining Plan is worth getting? Want to know more about what Disney’s new Hawaiian resort is like? Curious to see photos of Hong Kong Disneyland? You’ll find all that and more here.

February 2013 – Mike Waring’s reviews of five Walt Disney World restaurants plus a new attraction/restaurant: Be Our Guest, Landscape of Flavors, Le Cellier, Monsieur Paul and Sci-Fi Dine-In, plus Splitsville Luxury Lanes & Dinner Lounge.

January 2013 – Summary of the opening dates and phases of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

August 2012 – Learn more about the new and improved version of MouseSavers.com!

June 2012 – Mike Waring’s reviews of five Walt Disney World restaurants: California Grill, The Wave, Bistro de Paris, Fulton’s Crab House and Narcoossee’s

May 2012 – MouseSavers.com friend Beth reports on taking a cruise on the Disney Fantasy with a baby and a 3 ½-year-old!

April 2012 – Do you need a car at Walt Disney World? Read Mary’s report on going without a car at Disney.

March 2012 – Mary Warying’s first-hand report on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship: what’s new and different? See photos and learn more!

February 2012 – Kris Borchardt’s spa review comparing the Mandara Spa at the Walt Disney World Dolphin with the Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort.

January 2012 – Mary Waring’s trip report/review of Disney’s Aulani Resort, plus a separate review of ‘Ama ‘Ama restaurant at Aulani.

November 2011 – Sarah writes about her family’s visit to The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

June 2011 – Mike Waring tells you what to expect at Victoria & Albert’s restaurant in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.

May 2011 – Mike Waring’s reviews of three restaurants at Walt Disney World: Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, House of Blues in Downtown Disney and Grand Floridian Cafe.

January 2011 – Mary Waring’s first impressions of the brand-new Disney Dream cruise ship, including a few tips & tricks!

October 2010Mike Waring’s reviews of the Epcot International Food & Wine booths at Walt Disney World this fall.

October 2010 – Mike Waring’s reviews of Walt Disney World dining: La Hacienda de San Angel in Epcot’s Mexico pavilion; Via Napoli in Epcot’s Italy pavilion; Kimonos at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel; and Flying Fish Café and Kouzzina at the BoardWalk.

October 2010 – Mary Waring finally uploaded some of the photos she took at Hong Kong Disneyland in February 2008! There are photos of Hong Kong Disneyland Park, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Hong Kong Disneyland Hollywood Hotel.

May 2010 – Len Testa of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World summarizes a survey done by his researchers, asking Would You Be Happier Upgrading From a Value Resort?

July 2009 – Len Testa of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World and his researchers looked into How Far in Advance You Need to Make Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World

May 2009 – Mike Waring’s reviews restaurants in or near Walt Disney World: Sanaa in the new Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Villas, Sweet Tomatoes in Crossroads Center near Downtown Disney and Wolfgang Puck Dining Room in Downtown Disney.

December 2008 – Mary Waring’s reviews of new restaurants at Walt Disney World: Portobello, located in the Pleasure Island area of Downtown Disney, and Contempo Cafe, the new “quick service” location at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

December 2008 – Mike Waring’s reviews of five restaurants in Walt Disney World: Brown Derby and ABC Commissary in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Tutto Italia and Sunshine Seasons in Epcot and The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort — plus a few comments about T-Rex in Downtown Disney

November 2008 – Mike Waring’s reviews of the three major luaus in Orlando, at Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal.

November 2008 – Mary Waring’s reviews of the Dining Plan and Tables in Wonderland program at Walt Disney World. Are they a good deal? Is one better than the other?

May 2008 – Mike Waring’s restaurant reviews of Emeril Lagasse’s Tchoup Chop at Universal Orlando, Todd English’s bluezoo at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, plus Cici’s Pizza Buffet and Wolfgang Puck Cafe

January 2008 – Don explains why using GPS when driving at Disney World makes a lot of sense. He has developed a FREE downloadable MouseSavers “Points of Interest” file for your GPS unit containing virtually every location mentioned on this site.

December 2007 – Mike Waring reviews five restaurants in and near Walt Disney World: Tokyo Dining in Epcot, The Plaza Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom, Tusker House at Animal Kingdom, plus Seasons 52 and Steak ‘n Shake in Orlando.

July 2007 – Sue Pisaturo of Small World Vacations reports on the Mickey Mouse Penthouse at Disneyland.

January 2007 – Mary Waring’s report on the Cinderella Castle Suite at Walt Disney World.

January 2007 – Mike Waring reviews six restaurants at Walt Disney World based on his October 2006 trip: Biergarten in Epcot, Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom, California Grill at the Contemporary Resort, Fulton’s Crab House in Downtown Disney, and Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club.

December 2006 – Mike Waring’s review of an October 2006 visit to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

June 2006 – Mike Waring reviews the Medieval Times and Pirate’s Dinner Adventure dinner shows in Orlando near Walt Disney World, based on his late May experiences.

March 2006 – Mike Waring reviews six restaurants at Walt Disney World based on our late January trip: Teppanyaki Dining Room in Epcot; Raglan Road at Pleasure Island; Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney; Trails End Buffet at Fort Wilderness campground; Boma, the buffet restaurant at Animal Kingdom Lodge and Rainforest Café at Animal Kingdom.

February 2006 – Mike Waring reviews the Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and Arabian Nights dinner shows in Orlando near Walt Disney World, based on his late January experiences.

March 2005 – Mary Waring’s report on a visit to the ultra-exclusive Club 33 at Disneyland in California.

May 2004Mary Waring’s trip report on Tokyo Disney Resort, plus some things she loves about Japan and Mike’s Tokyo & Tokyo Disney Resort Trip Report.

April 2003 – Mike and Mary Waring report on their visit to Paris and Disneyland Paris.