What Alcoholic Drinks are Included on the Disney Dining Plan?

Last month, we told you about the non-alcoholic specialty drinks that are available with the 2018 Disney Dining Plan — a post that will keep evolving as we learn more about what does and does not count as a beverage on the DDP. Specialty drinks include such tasty gems as Artisanal Milkshakes and Fresh Smoothies!

Red Velvet Cupcake Milkshake

Red Velvet Cupcake Milkshake

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DFB Video: 11 Things I Miss When I’m Not in Disney World

Hey, there! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and I’m sharing with you 11 things I totally miss when I’m NOT in Disney World!

Happily Ever After Spectacular

Happily Ever After Spectacular

I mean, it’s Monday… so let’s commiserate with each other, why don’t we ;) ? Disney World is a truly special place, and even though it’s always fun to look forward to that next trip, there are some things I always wish I had access to, like, RIGHT NOW. Things like awesome fireworks, the Flight of Passage attraction, Mousekeeping… the list goes on — to include eleven things, in fact! So join me in thinking about the things we miss the most when we’re not in Disney World in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]

Easter Eggs and Eats around Disney World!

We’ve already taken you on a tour of the gorgeous Chocolate Easter Egg display at the Grand Floridian this year.

Eggs on display at Grand Floridian

Eggs on display at Grand Floridian

But there is no shortage of Easter fun and food happening around Disney World over the next several days, so let’s HOP to it!

Resort Easter Egg Displays

The Grand Floridian display will be available for guests to view through April 9th. (And if your spring break plans don’t include a trip down to Disney World, you can see the whole thing here!)

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DFB Video: Pros and Cons of Disney World Transportation

Happy Thursday! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re discussing the pros and cons of Disney World transportation.

Catch that Monorail!

Catch that Monorail!

There is much more to Disney World than four theme parks. It’s a huge property with several Resorts, a shopping and dining district (that’s Disney Springs), two water parks, and more. So something every guest needs to consider is how to get around all of it! And this is an especially big topic these days in light of the recent addition of parking fees for guests staying at Disney World resorts. We’re discussing that topic and also how to get around if you choose to rely on Disney transportation at some point (or for all) of your vacation. [Read more…]

Disney World’s Star Wars Galactic Nights FOOD is INSANE This Year!

The Star Wars: Galactic Nights event will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 27th! This extra-ticket, one-night-only event will include access to select attractions in the the park, character greetings, a special projections show in addition to Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, and MUCH more!

Part of the “much more” includes specialty FOOD just for the event! PLUS, there’s an add-on to allow guests to taste even more treats around the Galaxy: the Galactic Tasting Sampler and Viewing Package! Let’s peek at the food first, then continue scrolling for more info about the Sampler, Table Service dining menus, and more!

Specialty Food at Galactic Nights

It’s a Galaxy Gourmet for this year’s Galactic Nights event! Returning items will include the famous LIGHTSABER CHURROS!

Lightsaber Churros ©Disney

Lightsaber Churros ©Disney

Keep an eye out for the Lightsaber Churro Sundae, too. Sweet and Crunchy Popcorn, the Star Wars-themed Orange Truffle Cupcake, the Mini-Éclair Trio, and Glow Cotton Candy will also make their way back to the event from a galaxy far, far away…

Tapas-sized gourmet offerings (think Epcot Food and Wine Festival) will be available throughout the park, with up to 25 food and drink items to choose from!

Among the new items this year will be the Dueling Gazpacho. 

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DFB Video: The BEST THINGS I’ve Eaten in Disney World So Far in 2018!

It’s a new week! And we’re back with another DFB Video today so I can tell you all about the BEST THINGS I’ve eaten in Disney World so far this year!

Spice Trade Candy Bar at Sanaa

Spice Trade Candy Bar at Sanaa

We’re a quarter of the way into 2018, and I’m happy that the no-longer-new year so far has included a few trips to Disney World for me. But I don’t just go for me… I’m going for YOU, too, so I can share with you everything you should put on your Must-Eat list for your next visit! And I think all the dishes and snacks mentioned in our latest DFB Video should DEFINITELY go on your list this year! [Read more…]

Disney World FREE DINING For Kids Package Is HERE!

Interesting! Disney has just announced a FREE DINING FOR KIDS package for most nights from May 28-August 30, 2018!

Disney World Free Dining

Disney World FREE Dining for Kids Details!

Receive a FREE dining plan for kids (ages 3 to 9) when you buy a non-discounted 3-night/3-day Magic Your Way package for you and your child (or children)! Magic Your Way packages include a room at a select Disney Resort, theme park tickets, and a Disney Dining Plan.

Don’t forget! Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios opens on June 30, 2018, so this summer is a great time to grab the kids and go on a Disney World vacation!!

Is it June 30 yet?!

Is it June 30 yet?!

Here are the specifics…

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What Specialty Drinks are Included on the Disney Dining Plan?

Editor’s Note: We’ll be updating this post regularly as we learn more about how specialty, non-alcoholic drinks are being classified at Walt Disney World. If you’ve had experience with the plan, please comment below so we can add it to the post! Thanks, Disney food friends! 

When the 2018 Disney Dining Plan details were released last June, many guests were excited to discover that alcoholic drinks would be included. For those who like to try adult beverages at Walt Disney World, this was an immediate way to bump up the value of the Disney Dining Plan!

But what about those guests who choose not to drink alcohol or who are under 21 years old (but still required to pay the adult price)? How can they maximize the 2018 Disney Dining Plan by imbibing in “specialty beverages” promised by the new DDP?

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Disney FOOD CHALLENGE! Can You Eat All 19 Of Our Favorite Mickey-Shaped Foods?!?

It’s challenge time, Disney food friends! And this time it’s all about the Main Mouse: Mickey! You already know that we love pretty much all things Mickey-shaped, so what better excuse to munch on those iconic ears than with a Mickey-Shaped Food Challenge?! Thanks to our DFB youtube channel viewer who suggested this fun challenge!

Disney Food Challenge: Mickey-Shaped Eats

Check out 19 of our favorites below — and see if you can get ‘em all!!!

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DFB Video: Disney Desserts You MUST Experience!

Hey, guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and I hope you’ve got your sweet tooth ready… because we’re sharing Disney desserts you’ve just GOT to try!

The Kitchen Sinks

The Kitchen Sinks at Beaches and Cream

Today is ALL about the sweet stuff in Disney World… and we’re sharing the whole scoop, from what to get and where to get it! Of course, we’re got some longtime classics, like the Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream and the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake at Liberty Tree Tavern. But the sweet fun never stops, so there are tons of new items for you to try, too! There’s no shortage of desserts to add to your must-try list, so check out our video to find our favorites in all four Disney World parks, Disney Springs, and some that you may find in your favorite Resort. Then let us know what you would add to the list! [Read more…]