New Video: 10 FREE Things to Do in Walt Disney World!

What?! Free + Disney? Impossible!

But wait — it’s not! There are actually free things to do — and even a few free things to EAT — at Walt Disney World. And we’re sharing our 10 favorite today in our latest DFB Video!

Disney Springs

Disney Springs

Whether you’re looking to take a trip around WDW on the monorail, catch live music in Disney Springs, or take in a camp fire with Chip n Dale, there are some surprising ways to have a great time at Disney without laying out a bunch of cash. [Read more…]

New Pandora Video: Pongu Pongu Review — PLUS MORE!

It’s official!! Pandora — The World of AVATAR — in Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is OPEN! And…um…the lines are a little cray-cray.

Pandora Wait Times...once you actually get into Pandora...on opening day

Pandora Wait Times…once you actually get into Pandora…on opening day

Line to get into Pandora from the front of Animal Kingdom

Line to get into Pandora from the front of Animal Kingdom

So we recommend staying home this weekend instead of braving the insanity that is the three hour wait to get IN TO Pandora, and then the three hour wait to ride any of the rides…and watch our Pandora videos instead!! ;-D

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tip: Should I Bring My Kids to the Festival?

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is the event that Disney World Food Lovers — us included! — wait for all year long! And it will be here before you know it!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tips

Summer is a busy time here at DFB, as we’re on the lookout for all of the latest festival news. And this year promises to be the biggest one yet, spanning 75 days, and even reaching into August. We can’t wait!

And I know you can’t either. But we gotta. ;-)  So in the meantime, we’ve set out to offer you some super helpful tips as you gear up for another memorable Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

They come from the DFB Guide to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival e-book. This year’s guide is available for pre-order ahead of the festival. And when you pre-order your 2017 guide, you’ll receive the 2016 guide as an immediate download for FREE, so you can get started with your planning right away!

Today’s question comes courtesy of the guide’s helpful Frequently Asked Questions section.

Should I Bring My Kids to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival?

Want to know the short answer? We say: Yes!

But why? Well…lots of reasons!

There’s still morning in Future World! Don’t forget — first and foremost, Epcot is still a theme park. Listen, I know that they’ve gone a little bonkers with the whole festival thing (not that we mind at all), but at the end of the day — or rather, at the beginning — Epcot is still a park with cool rides and educational attractions.

Mission Space

Mission Space

Don’t forget to spend some time exploring and reacquainting yourself with Soarin’, Test Track, Mission Space, and more. [Read more…]

Save 40% on EVERYTHING in the DFB Store with Our Memorial Day Sale!

Hellooooo, summer! As we mark a time of remembrance this Memorial Day weekend, we also look forward to fun celebrations with family and friends as the unofficial start to summer has arrived.

Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World during the busy summer season? Or do you have your eyes set on a fall Food and Wine Festival Trip or a Holiday Extravaganza? Whenever you visit, we know one thing for sure: you need to make some plans.

Can you believe it? Seriously, it’s time to get going on those advance dining reservations! And we’re going to make sure you choose the best restaurants Disney has to offer — and save some money while you’re at it!

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40% Off EVERYTHING at the DFB Store with code 40SALE!

You already enjoy our reviews, news, and tips daily on our Blog. But did you know — that’s JUST the tip of the iceberg. Because we have lots more to share with you in our complete line of DFB Guide e-Books. [Read more…]

Disney Food Video: GET THIS at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios is kind of the forgotten park right now in Disney World. So much construction. So many shuttered restaurants. So is it still even worth it to go? YEP! And when you DO go, we’ve got the list of what you need to be eating! Check out today’s DFB Video for the things you MUST eat when you visit Hollywood Studios!

Maple Bacon Whoopie Pie at Sweet Spells in Hollywood Studios

Maple Bacon Whoopie Pie at Sweet Spells in Hollywood Studios

There’s a lot to eat in the studios still, but some of it is just not worth the cost or the calories. Stick with our tips and you can rest assured you’ll be eating the best of the best.

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Tips from the DFB Guide AND New DFB Video: Is the Disney Dining Plan Worth It?

We are back with some of our very best kept Disney Dining Secrets, courtesy of the 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, Second Edition. And we want to share them with you! And today’s topic is so big that we’re not just writing about it…we’re sharing a DFB Video about it too!

So what’s this all about? Read on…

The Disney Dining Plan and Other Discounts: Do the Math

It’s a question that we get over and over again: Does the Disney Dining Plan really save me money?

The answer depends heavily on the person asking it, and the people using the benefits. Let’s break it down.

The Disney Dining Plan. Will the Disney Dining Plan save me money? Well, the answer is…maybe. It all depends on how you get it, and how savvy you are as you use it.

Eight Spoon Cafe Menu

Eight Spoon Cafe Menu With Lots of Disney Dining Plan Snack Options

Disney Restaurants, for the most part, operate within very specific ranges of cost per meal. So when you use those Disney Dining Credits, they’ve already pretty much figured out how much, on average, your meal would cost without them. [Read more…]

The 8 Must-Eat Disney World Snacks You Can Get WITHOUT a Park Ticket

There are so many amazing snacks to enjoy within the parks of Walt Disney World! We can all rattle them off — school bread in Epcot, killer mac and cheese in Animal Kingdom, cupcakes everywhere — and so on, and so on.

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But what happens if you want to get some crazy good Disney treats — but you don’t have a park ticket? Maybe you’ve gotten to town late, and you don’t want to burn a park day. Or maybe you’re between renewal dates for your pass. Or maybe you’re just wondering about some great treats you haven’t tried yet.

We’re here to help! Because some of our all-time, must-have, super-crave-worthy treats can be found outside of the parks. How amazing is that? And if you love the great suggestions we’re sharing here, be sure to check out the 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World  Dining, Second Edition for even more great snacking tips!

Join us as we check out this latest installment of our favorite Walt Disney World Treats You Can Enjoy — No Park Ticket Needed!

Dole Whip (Outside of Magic Kingdom!)

Who doesn’t love Dole Whip? That’s right. Nobody. So we start with the Quintessential Disney Treat — and tell you where to get it outside of Magic Kingdom (and the other parks at which it’s lately started to appear).

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip in Souvenir Tiki Bowl at Pineapple Lanai

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip in Souvenir Tiki Bowl at Pineapple Lanai

Of course, one of your options is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. [Read more…]

FULL Review: The New Satu’li Canteen in Animal Kingdom’s Pandora — The World of AVATAR

Pandora — The World of AVATAR officially opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27th!

Welcome to Pandora -- The World of AVATAR!

Welcome to Pandora — The World of AVATAR!

But the DFB was able to attend a Pandora Passholder Preview over the weekend. And you know what we learned? [Read more…]

First Look AND Video: Disney’s New Happily Ever After Fireworks Show at Magic Kingdom

“Each of us has a dream…All we have to do is look inside our hearts and unlock the magic.”

WOW! Were you there? Did you see it?

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Happily Ever After at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

We’re talking about Happily Ever After, which debuted last night. The brand new night time show at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom combines fireworks, lighting effects, lasers, castle projections, and music into one truly spectacular show.

Truth be told, we are a little sad to say goodbye to its predecessor, Wishes. I mean, we all practically grew up with it, right? But this show is fantastic, and you’ve gotta see it!

Not at Magic Kingdom? Well, you’re in luck. We’re bringing you the highlights and our secrets for seeing the show in our latest DFB Video!!

We were there early in the evening as the park began to fill up.

The Crowds Gather Early

The Crowds Gather Early

It was an absolutely gorgeous night at Magic Kingdom! [Read more…]

DFB Video: GET THIS at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

For today’s DFB Video we are heading to Disney’s Animal Kingdom again! We know that everyone will be hitting up this park to see Pandora, so we wanted to be sure you had a few other suggestions of must-eats while you’re in Animal Kingdom!

French Fries with Pulled Pork and Cheese

French Fries with Pulled Pork and Cheese

I am a huge fan of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The theming is incredible, right down to the cracked pavement and crumbling walls that you find throughout each land. And there’s so much happening here right now. Pandora — The World of Avatar is set to open in just a few short weeks, and there’s always the Rivers of Light show.

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