News! 2018 Disney Dining Plan Updates — Now With Alcohol!

BIG NEWS TODAY! Booking is now open for 2018 Disney World vacation packages…but this year specialty beverages — including alcoholic drinks for guests 21-and-over and milkshakes and other options for guests of any age — are available with the 2018 Disney Dining Plans. 

Disney Dining Plan

You may already be well aware that booking a Disney World Vacation Package (also called the Magic Your Way package) means you’re eligible to add the Disney Dining Plan to your vacation.

But with Disney Dining Plan pricing changes, alcohol being added to the plans, and more, we’ve got a lot to chat about today.

But first, an overview… Just click any of the links below for full details for the 2018 Plans (and keep an eye on the pages for pricing updates, too!)

2018 Disney Dining Plans and Updated Prices

Quick Service Dining Plan

Entitlements for the 2018 Quick Service Dining Plan include the following for each guest (ages 3 and over) per night of your package stay:

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Review: Jalapeno Poppers and Sides at ABC Commissary in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Today, we’re in search of a few supporting actor dishes at ABC Commissary in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

This spot is pretty easy to overlook if you’re just wandering through DHS. It’s located along a walkway that appears to house buildings for the studio backlot.

In other words, it looks like a bunch of offices and a cafeteria. Except it’s not. But it kinda is, since it was themed after…a bunch of offices and a cafeteria. ;-) And besides, with not much of a backlot left these days, this area really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense anymore.

While I’ve never been all that excited about the food here, you can find some solid choices for lunch and dinner. Also, it’s worth noting that, while lunch is your garden variety Disney counter service concept, dinner switches over to a fast casual service model.

That means for the midday meal, you order your food and collect it at the kitchen counter. But for dinner, you order, take a pager, find a seat, and your meal finds you.

It’s dinner that we’re taking a closer look at today, as we explore some of your options for sides and appetizers — and Disney Dining Plan snack credits! — when you dine at ABC Commissary for Dinner. Let’s take a look.

Dinner Appetizers and Sides

While the lunch menu at ABC Commissary offers fairly straight forward fast food (think burgers, sandwiches, nuggets, and salads), dinner is a slightly more refined experience — at least in terms of some of the menu offerings.

Ordering stations at ABC Commissary

Ordering stations at ABC Commissary

There is some overlap. You’ll find the barbecued chicken and ribs combo platter on both the lunch and dinner menu as well as the Mediterranean salad. But dishes like the Chimichurri sirloin steak and the seared lemon pepper salmon are solely the domain of the evening meal. And it’s a few of the sides that are offered with these dishes that we want to explore.

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Menu — Click to Enlarge

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New DFB Video: Be Our Guest Restaurant — Is It Worth It?

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re getting down to the serious business of Be Our Guest Restaurant!

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Located in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Be Our Guest took Disney fans by storm when it opened five years ago. The restaurant, part of the New Fantasyland expansion, morphs from a counter service spot during breakfast and lunch to a table service dining spot for dinner. [Read more…]

News: The Gone Mad Party with Fireworks Viewing is back at the Grand Floridian Resort

“We’re all mad here…”

But where, exactly is “here,” you ask? Why, it’s just outside Gasparilla Island Grill at the Grand Floridian Resort, which has brought back the Gone Mad Party on Wednesdays during the month of June!

Gone Mad Party sign

Gone Mad Party sign

This Alice in Wonderland-themed shindig made its limited-run debut in 2016, and its return gives guests the opportunity to view the new Happily Ever After Fireworks Spectacular from the Grill’s outdoor seating area from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. [Read more…]

Review: Sweets and Treats at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe in Disneyland

It’s time for another visit to Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe in Disneyland Park!

Jolly Holiday Entrance

Jolly Holiday Entrance

Jolly Holiday pays tribute to everyone’s favorite governess, Mary Poppins, and her merry band of whimsical creatures. (See the penguin on top of the sign? :-)  ) [Read more…]

New DFB Video: New Menu at Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a fun little hot spot for new menu options in Disney World.

Whether it’s a favorite of yours, or you’re hearing about it for the first time, you’ve gotta be intrigued at this point. ;-) So check out our latest DFB Video highlighting some awesome finds at Min and Bill’s!

Min & Bill's Loaded Chili Cheese Nachos

Min & Bill’s Loaded Chili Cheese Nachos

The menu is always changing here, but one thing’s for sure — we always find something tempting! While we haven’t seen any of the amazing seasonal milkshakes they’ve been known for lately, their Vanilla, Chocolate, and Kahlua versions are still worth your time. And who can resist a Foot Long Hot Dog with Pulled Pork on top? Meat + More Meat FTW. [Read more…]

Father’s Day Sale: Save 30% Off Everything in the DFB Store!

Happy Father’s Day to all of you special guys out there! We love the guys in our lives — including uncles, grandfathers, big brothers, stepparents, and godfathers, and anyone who takes the time to be a father figure to those around him.

And who doesn’t want to give Dad the best gift ever: a superbly planned trip to Disney World where he gets to eat all the best food and drink all the best drinks?!? We’ve got a great deal today to help you make that happen!

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30% Off Everything in the DFB Store with Code: DADSDAY!

Seriously — EVERYTHING!! Just use code DadsDay for a limited time!

Our sale includes all of the DFB Guides that you’ve come to know, love, and trust to bring you the very best, most up to date, and most relevant coverage of Disney Food available anywhere! Check out our testimonials page to see how other Disney fans like you feel about our guides!

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2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining E-Book, Second Edition

Our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, our original Guide, is newly updated for 2017-2018 and covers it all! We take you to every park, every resort, and every single restaurant, lounge, and kiosk as we share with you our latest reviews, tips, advice, and photos of all the food you can enjoy across Walt Disney World.

It doesn’t end there, though. We also have fantastic tricks and insider info to save you time, money, and hassle as you plan your next Walt Disney World visit. All things Dad will LOVE to have happening!

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Bundle For the BEST Deal!

But without a doubt, Bundling is the BEST deal of all! Where can you get critically-acclaimed and beloved Disney guides worth over $100 for around $40? Right HERE!

2017 Everything Bundle

Our DFB Guide Bundles are already hugely discounted. But when you purchase any of our Bundles today, you’ll receive an additional 30% off — a total steal!

Whatever you’re looking for — just Snack Guides, the DFB Guide + Snacks, or Everything — we have just the right bundle for you.

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And Keep In Mind…the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is JUST Around the Corner!

And when you pre-order our 2017 DFB Guide to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival or our 2017 DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays, you’ll get our 2016 versions for FREE as immediate downloads (and we’ll send you the 2017 versions the moment they’re published!) That’s like getting two books for the price of one — with 30% off on top of that! This offer is good when you purchase any bundle that includes the books as well.

But hurry! These savings won’t be offered for long.

So don’t miss your chance to save time and money planning your next Disney World trip with our complete line of DFB Guide e-books! Just enter promo code DadsDay at check out and save 30% off of your entire order.

With your satisfaction guaranteed (yep — love it, or you get your money back!) on all of our DFB Guides, you have nothing to lose! Check out our customer reviews below! 

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As always, we thank you for your support of the Disney Food Blog! We couldn’t do this without all of you! And Happy Father’s Day to ALL of you awesome dads out there!

News and Review: Summer of Heroes Eats at Disney California Adventure

The Summer of Heroes at Disney California Adventure is ON!!! The celebration began on May 27th when the Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: BREAKOUT attraction opened its doors — and its drops! — to guests for the very first time. And the party keeps going until September 10th. That means there’s plenty of time to try the specialty Summer of Heroes snacks and sips!

Groot at Disney California Adventure

Groot at Disney California Adventure

Thank gooooodness Heather Sievers, our @DiningInDisney bestie, is on the scene to scope it all out for us (because there is a LOT to take in)! Can we get a Groot-hoo?!

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Review: New Giant Sundaes Debut at Taste Track in Epcot

What do you need after taking a speedy spin on everyone’s favorite design-your-own-vehicle attraction, Test Track? A snack, y’all! (FYI: Most questions can be answered with “a snack.”) And we’re thrilled to tell you that the Test Track-adjacent Taste Track beverage and snack kiosk is open — again — for business!

Taste Track Kiosk

Taste Track Kiosk

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New DFB Video: Ultimate Disney Funnel Cakes in Disneyland and Walt Disney World!

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re getting down to the serious business of Funnel Cakes!

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But not just any funnel cakes…we’re talking Disney Funnel Cakes!!

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