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New Tables in Wonderland Options Announced

Tables in Wonderland, formerly the Disney Dining Experience, is a program available to Florida residents and annual passholders that gives a 20% discount on dining locations around the resort. We used to belong, but quit because our favorite location was no longer included. Looks like they’ve just added that location back along with a number of others.

New as of January 2010!

Epcot®: Tokyo Dining Location Only (Not Teppan Edo)
Disney’s BoardWalk Resort: Kouzzina by Cat Cora (formerly Spoodles)
Disney’s Wide World of Sports: ESPN® Sports Cafe
DOWNTOWN DISNEY® Marketplace: Fulton’s Crab House
DOWNTOWN DISNEY® Pleasure Island: Portobello
DOWNTOWN DISNEY® West Side: House of Blues®, Wolfgang Puck® Cafe
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort: Il Mulino New York Trattoria, Kimonos, Shula’s Steak House, Todd English’s bluezoo

If you plan on dining out at WDW sit down restaurants (keep in mind that DAK has three counter service locations on the plan, plus a buffet) and spending more than $550 over the course of the year on food and drinks at those locations, then the Tables in Wonderland card makes sense for you. For some locations (Jiko, California Grill) that’s just a couple of meals if you include a wine flight.

Tables in Wonderland List of ALL participating locations below the jump:

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2010 Disney World Mom’s Panel Applications Open Soon

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Quick Disney World Update

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Hope for a large Kissimmee Theme Park?

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Kevin Kidney’s Amazing Disney Finds

Former Disney artist Kevin Kindley has hung out a blog shingle and has been putting up some amazing stuff in just the last few months. Most recently he posted some images he rescued for conceptual logos that would have appeared at Walt Disney’s pet ski-resort… Read More »Kevin Kidney’s Amazing Disney Finds