WISHES DESSERT PARTY RETURNS. Make your reservation for this exclusive party that resumes Sunday, March 28, at Tomorrowland Terrace in the Magic Kingdom. For $25.99, $13.99 ages 3 to 9, you can settle in an hour before the Wishes nighttime spectacular and enjoy all the sweets you care to eat with coffee, tea and other beverages. And plenty of fantastic viewing spots for the fireworks. Call 407-WDW-DINE and pick a date except for April 23, 24 and 30 and May 1 when the party is on hold for Grad Nite in the Magic Kingdom. (Magic Kingdom admission is required.) If you show up without a reservation, you can try to reserve a spot – but we recommend calling ahead. Even guests with sugar-free diets can enjoy this sweet ending – just ask a cast member for assistance.
FRIES ARE BACK AT STUDIO CATERING COMPANY! As much as we love to eat healthfully, French fries just taste better when we’re indulging on vacation. And fries are back on the all-new menu at Studio Catering Company (just past Toy Story Mania) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. OK, healthful options abound, like a veggie sandwich and a grilled turkey club, but we splurged for the new buffalo chicken sandwich and give it high marks too. For kids, pb&j sammies are tops. Best of all, you can grab a cocktail a refreshing margarita (5 kinds) or piña colada at the adjacent cocktail bar. Now that’s vacation.
NEW EVENING HOURS FOR ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS GRILL. With 15 screens for keeping tabs on sports action, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill is the perfect place for a quick supper — anything from a pastrami on rye with a cold brew to a Greek salad with a glass of Chardonnay. New hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Monday (with daytime hours to support sports activities). And buses now run to the complex from Disney’s All-Star Resorts, Disney Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Guests can redeem a quick-service Disney Dining Plan coupon for both meals and snacks.