Disney Dish



Welcome, Disney Dish listeners! We are glad to have you here, and we look forward to sharing our passion for all things Disney as we plan your next magical vacation together!


The Disney Dish Live at Walt Disney World event is scheduled for November 10-13, 2017 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!


We have great group rates at select Disney resorts, and anyone who books with us will be eligible for discounted tickets, and receive a free Touring Plans subscription to all their Florida Destinations!


The schedule is below.  There may be a few changes or additions as we get closer to the event, but this is the current schedule.


For any complimentary events that you’d like to attend, let us know the names of the guests who will be attending, and we will add you to the guest list.


For events that have an upcharge, we will need payment in order to reserve your spot.  Let us know which events you want to reserve, who will be attending, and we will have a PayPal invoice sent to you.


Upcharge activities are non-refundable for the most part.  If you have to cancel before September 1, refunds may be available, but are no guaranteed.  After September 1, your tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable.


Friday – 
Friday 2pm-9pm – Check in at Coronado Springs
Friday 7pm-10pm – Informal Meet Up at Rix


Saturday – 
Saturday 8am-9:30am – Breakfast Buffet at Restaurantosaurus including Q&A with Len and Jim
  • $55 a person with a group hotel reservation, $75 a person without
Saturday 10am-11:30am – Pandora Walk About
  • Free
Saturday 9pm-10:30pm – Illuminations Dessert Party in Mexico followed by a group ride on Frozen Ever After (dessert party includes a sampler dessert buffet and cash bar)
  • $55 a person with a group hotel reservation, $75 a person without
Saturday Late Night – Bar of the Night Meet Up


Sunday – 
Morning Activity TBD – Epcot Resort Area
  • Free
Sunday 1pm to 3 pm – Live Disney Dish Podcast Recording with Snacks at Coronado Springs
  • $30 a person with a group hotel reservation, $50 a person without
Sunday Night – Meet Up at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
  • $94.79 per adult
Sunday Late Night – Bar of the Night Meet Up


Monday – 
Informal Breakfast Send-Off
Are you interested in attending?  Email us at DisneyDish@StorybookDestinations.com!
You can also follow @DisneyDishPod on Twitter for more news about the event!


 Disney Dish Live at Walt Disney World FAQ’s


1. When is the Live Event taking Place?
The Disney Dish Live Event will begin on Friday, November 10, 2017 and end on Monday, November 13, 2017.


2. Which resort should I stay at?
The host resort is Coronado Springs.  We are currently full at Coronado Springs, but we are taking names for a waitlist in anticipation of more rooms opening up. The prices for other resorts are as follows:
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn – $300
Disney’s All Star Sports Resort – $116
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – $180
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – $360
Should Coronado Springs open back up, rooms there are $198.


3. What if I want to stay longer than three nights?
Also based on availability, we can extend your stay up to 3 nights in either direction at the group rate.


4. Do I need a park ticket?
Some group activities will take place inside the parks, so we do recommend park tickets. There will be group rate tickets available to anyone who books a hotel room. You’ll know in advance of the 60 day Fastpass window which days will have park events, so you will be able to purchase a ticket with the appropriate number of days in plenty of advance time.


5. Can I add the dining plan to my reservation?
Because of the savings involved with the room and tickets, the groups department will not allow us to add the dining plan reservations.


6. What is the cancellation and payment policy?
The first night’s deposit is due upon booking a hotel room. The final payment will be due on September 1st, at which point the rooms are non-refundable. The tickets are non-refundable when purchased.  Upcharge events are generally non-refundable, but if you need to cancel before September 1, we will try to get a refund for you.  It’s just not guaranteed.  After September 1, events are non-refundable.


7. Are there any other costs?
There are some optional upcharge events. The costs will vary and you can certainly choose which you would like to attend!


8. Can I bring my children?
Sure! While there are no child-specific events, children are welcome at any events you think they would enjoy.


9. Do I have to attend all of the activities?
Absolutely not! While we think all activities will be so exciting you won’t be able to resist them, you can pick and choose what you would like to do.


10. Will I get to meet Len and Jim?
Absolutely! Len Testa and Jim Hill are ultimately the reason we are going, and they will be around at most, if not all, events!


11. When is the deadline to book?
We will need a firm count of attendees by October 1st, but it is possible rooms and some events will fill up before then, so we recommend booking as soon as possible!


12. Where can I find other people going and more information?
We have a Facebook group started for this event! If you are on Facebook, feel free to join in the conversations there. We will also post any new information on our website and send it out to anyone who registered for information by email. You can also follow DisneyDishPod and StorybookD on Twitter for updates!


13. How do I register?
Registration is open!  Contact us at DisneyDish@StorybookDestinations.com!