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Though it may not initially seem like it, Walt Disney World has truly come into its own in recent years as a real food lover’s paradise. If you count yourself as one of the many who love eating their way around the Walt Disney World parks and resorts, there are some big changes taking effect right now and very soon that you should know about.

For April's dining update, two sweet new shops are confirmed to be opening up this spring, one at the Disney Springs Town Center and the other at Disney's BoardWalk. In addition, a new watering hole is rumored to be coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in the very near future, plus a technical snafu may have revealed the dates a little early for the 2016 edition of Walt Disney World's annual free dining plan deal.  

1. Amorette's Patisserie will open on May 15 at Disney Springs' new Town Center

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Disney has announced a brand new bakery for Disney Springs' Town Center that is aiming to do for baked goods what the Ganachery did for candy. Named Amorette's, this new bakery will open on May 15th and feature a unique kitchen concept storefront that will gives guests the chance to watch professional pastry chefs make some culinary magic at this Disney owned and operated patisserie.

This sweet new location will have plenty of unique items for guests to sample, including eclairs, New York-style cheesecake, opera cake and sacher torte. Amorette’s will also have a Signature Cake which will feature 10 decadent layers of flavors and textures. Several sweet drinks will also be available for guests, including coffee, tea, and signature beverage Amorette’s Hot Chocolate Ganache, which is a cupful of drinking chocolate, served with Chantilly and shaved dark chocolate on top. In addition to the grab and go items available for guests to pick up, Amorette's will also take custom cake orders from guests with 72 hours notice. 

2. Dates for 2016 edition of Free Dining Plan deal reportedly leaked

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Disney has been advertising an upcoming free dining deal in recent weeks, and thanks to a computer glitch last week we may know what dates will be available for this year's edition of this popular promotion. According to The Dis, the following dates were (briefly) seen on the Disney travel agent website as available for the free dining deal: 

  • August 23- October 1
  • November 15 - November 21
  • November 26 - November 28
  • December 10 - December 21

Though this information was quickly removed when the leak was discovered, these dates line up with what we were expecting for this year's edition of the free dining deal. Of course, as with all rumors these dates are subject to change (so don't go making your travel arrangements quite yet!) but we wouldn't be surprised if an official announcement comes in the next few weeks. 

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