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8 Things to Know About the Highway in the Sky Dine Around at Walt Disney World

One of the newest, most exciting experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort has nothing to do with a ride, a new attraction or an impressive new show. Disney’s Highway in the Sky Dine Around is a new dining experience available to Guests of the Disney World Resort, and it’s a blast! Take off on a journey around the monorail loop, stopping here and there to enjoy courses as part of a fun progressive dinner. Sounds fun, right? Here are eight things you’ll want to know if you’re planning to enjoy this new experience.

8. It’s new, and it’s popular!

Disney World’s Highway in the Sky Dine Around is one of the newer experiences available to Guests in the parks—and so far, it’s a hit! Guests enjoy the thrill of a progressive dinner of sorts—Disney style. The dine around is intended for Guests ages 12 and up. The cost is $170 per person, and Disney’s Dining Plan credits cannot be used for this experience. Space is limited, so it’s important to reserve your spots in advance. Call (407) WDW-DINE for more information or to book your reservation.

7. Five courses, three resorts

The Dine Around welcomes Guests to enjoy five different courses throughout the evening. The experience takes place at three of Disney’s most beautiful resorts. Check-in is at The Wave of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where you’ll enjoy cocktails and appetizers. Then it’s off to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and back to the Contemporary.

6. First stop, the Polynesian!

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has a tropical vibe to it that takes Guests away to the South Pacific. Enjoy drinks and appetizers inspired by the islands of the tropics. Savor the flavors and the opportunity to spend time with that special someone as you begin your culinary journey.

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5. Next stop, the Grand Floridian!

After drinks and appetizers, board the monorail and be whisked away to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort—one teeming with Victorian elegance and charm. While at the Grand Floridian, you’ll first enjoy champagne, cheeses and charcuterie. Then you’ll be welcomed at the award-winning Citricos restaurant where you’ll enjoy the Chef’s main course.

4. Third stop, back to the Contemporary!

After the main course, it’s time to board the monorail again and head back to Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This is perhaps the sweetest part of the evening. Enjoy an assortment of desserts, along with cordials and coffee as you sit out on a private patio reserved exclusively for Guests on the Highway in the Sky Dine Around.

3. Enjoy your happily ever after.

From the private patio at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, not only will you relax and enjoy sweet treats and coffee. You’ll also have a prime location and opportunity for viewing the Happily Ever After fireworks spectacular over Cinderella Castle. What a way to end the journey around the highway in the sky!

2. Mingling is encouraged.

Whether you’re enjoying this experience by yourself or with a large group of friends and family, you’ll be afforded the opportunity to mingle with, and get to know, other Guests who are also enjoying the experience alongside you. Share a story, have some laughs—maybe even make a new friend along the way! Don’t be shy—some of the best friendships are born at Disney World.

1. Dine around, rain or shine.

It’s important to know that the Highway in the Sky Dine Around takes place, regardless of the weather. The experience will take place as planned, even if it’s raining or cold outside. Be sure to dress for the weather, keeping in mind that you’ll be outside briefly as you board and disembark from the monorail.

About Rebekah Tyndall Burkett

Rebekah grew up in Forney, Texas and lives just outside of Dallas. She’s been a Disney superfan since childhood, experiencing the magic at Walt Disney World for the first time at the age of 11. Journeys to Neverland are at least a yearly occurrence for her, her husband and her four children (the Fab Four). When they go to the parks, they stay in Florida for three weeks at a time. Rebekah loves exploring the history of the parks, the genius behind the Magic in the person of Walt Disney, and she is intrigued by all things Disney World and Disney Imagineering. When in the parks, Rebekah and her husband Scott make the most of their time by enjoying every minute with their Fab Four, by delving deeper into Walt’s vision for the parks and into the history behind the Walt Disney World Resort, and by photographing the many different types of architecture at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and on the World Showcase at EPCOT. When she’s not in the parks, Rebekah is excitedly setting travel dates and planning her family’s next adventure to their happy place deep within the Sunshine State. On breaks from planning her next trip, Rebekah is a writer, journalist and children’s author, penning children’s books about kids with special needs that she affectionately calls “believement-achievement” stories. Her hobbies include creative writing, paper crafting and interviewing Imagineers. She is also an advocate for Autism Awareness and for children with developmental disabilities of all kinds.