DFB Video: How to Make Your Disney Trip Stress-Free

Happy Thanksgiving Week! We’re back with another DFB Video today, giving you some solid tips on how to make your Disney trip stress-free!

Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom

Yes, a Disney vacation is fun, memorable, and magical… but, let’s be honest. It can also be stressful. These days more than ever before, planning a trip to Disney World requires a lot of thoughtful scheduling long before you hop on the plane to get there. There is so much to consider, from where to stay to where to dine to FastPasses for your top attractions and much more. What other factors do you need to consider in advance? And how much in advance, while we’re at it? We discuss all that and more in our latest DFB Video! [Read more…]

EAT THIS at Epcot Festival of the Holidays!

It’s a global Celebration of the Season at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays!!

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

This new Epcot Festival just kicked off today and runs through December 30, 2017. All of the elements of Holidays Around the World (the previous name for Epcot’s annual celebration) have returned, including International Holiday Storytellers and food booths around World Showcase.

Holiday Storytellers in Norway

Holiday Storytellers in Norway

The Candlelight Processional will begin nightly performances starting November 24th as will the expanded Peace on Earth holiday version of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Brand new this year is Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree — a festive Scavenger Hunt similar to Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt from the Food and Wine Festival. Only this time, were helping Chip & Dale collect ornaments to decorate their Christmas Tree.

But BEST OF ALL… the HOLIDAY FOOD BOOTHS are back! Better yet, these yuletide Food Booths (similar to the Food and Wine Festival’s Marketplace Booths), which debuted in 2016, have expanded greatly from last year’s seven booths.

CLICK HERE for pictures of EVERY FOOD ITEM AT THE BOOTHS, PLUS prices and menus!

So we’ve got LOTS to see and TASTE as we check out the Best of the FESTat the Epcot Festival of the Holidays! And you might as well get your stretchy Thanksgiving pants out NOW, is all I’m sayin’…

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News: Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday with Special Disney World Treats This Weekend Only!

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! Mickey’s birthday is November 18th, and if you’re in Disney World this weekend (November 17th – November 19th), YOU can celebrate everyone’s favorite Mouse with special treats all over the Resort!

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Desserts will vary by location, so if you pick up one of these little beauties, be sure to tag us at #disneyfoodblog on Instagram so we can share your treat with the world!

Magic Kingdom

Find the Steamboat Willie Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake at Main Street Bakery, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café and Pinocchio Village Haus.

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News! 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts Booth Menus

Yes, we are getting ready to head to the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays this coming Sunday. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of other Festival news to go around… because menus are up for the Food Studios coming to the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, running from January 12 through February 19, 2018

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

Just like the Festival’s inaugural year in 2017, three artistic disciplines will be celebrated: Culinary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

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News: Select Disney World Counter Service Restaurants Serving Turkey Meals on Thanksgiving Day

What’s Thanksgiving Day without Turkey with all the trimmings? For years now, Table Service restaurants all over Disney World have served traditional Thanksgiving Day meals to visitors on Thanksgiving Day. But this year, a few Counter Service locations are even getting in on the Thanksgiving fun!

Pecos Bill's Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

In Magic Kingdom, you can stop by Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe on November 23rd for a full meal of Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, and Gravy.

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Pecos Bill Turkey Platter ©Disney

Epcot’s Sunshine Seasons will serve a Thanksgiving Plate for lunch and dinner featuring all those same elements. [Read more…]

DFB Video: Magic Kingdom VERSUS Epcot!

Hey, Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and it’s a DOOZY… it’s Magic Kingdom versus Epcot!

Epcot's Spaceship Earth

Epcot’s Spaceship Earth

Let’s say you’ve got just ONE DAY to spend in Walt Disney World. How do you decide between the World’s two most popular parks? Well, we’re here to help you out with that HUGE question. How? By comparing various factors from entertainment to atmosphere, and attractions to nighttime spectaculars…. oh, and FOOD!!! You’ve got to check this one out and let us know YOUR thoughts! [Read more…]

EVERYTHING ON THE MENU REVIEW: Choza de Margarita IS OPEN in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion!

Wow, are we EVER glad to say “Welcome!” to Choza de Margarita — here at long last!!!

Choza de Margarita (originally announced as Choza Tequila) is the brand new outdoor margarita bar opening TODAY right next to Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion. Once upon a time, we could all pick up a margarita — or two ;) — at the small, thatched roof Mexico Margarita Stand during a World Showcase stroll. But when the neighboring Norway Pavilion expanded to add new Frozen-themed attractions, we were saddened to learn that the humble little kiosk would be closed to accommodate construction in that area.

The operative word in that sentence, of course, is “WERE.”

Because CHOZA IS OPEN!!!

Choza de Margarita sign

Choza de Margarita sign

Atmosphere

Choza de Margarita is located directly adjacent to the Pavilion’s pyramid. And its design details are fitting to its location. If you remember the ol’ Margarita Stand, then you’ll recall the little thatched roof placed atop a kiosk that held just a couple of Cast Members at any given time.

Well, the thatched roofing still sets the scene at Choza de Margarita, but this new spot can definitely hold more than a few people at once! [Read more…]

FIELD TRIP! The Roots of Food and Wine Festival Ingredients in Epcot’s Living with the Land

What does The Land Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World share with the Food and Wine Festival?

The Land Pavilion

The Land Pavilion

You’re about to find out if you join me on a little FIELD TRIP on Living with the Land! [Read more…]

News! Dates Announced for the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

HOORAY!! The dates for the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival have been announced! Mark your calendars for February 28 – May 28, 2018*, when the Festival will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary throughout the 90 days of the Festival!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

That’s the time you can expect to be enjoying Disney Character Topiaries all around Epcot, the Garden Rocks Concert Series (with Dining Packages for the Series returning for 2018), Garden Tours and other activities dedicated to gardening for all those Green Thumbs — and aspiring Green Thumbs — out there!

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DFB Video: FOOD TOUR of Epcot’s France Pavilion

Hello, there! Or should I say, “Bonjour!”? Because we’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re taking a FOOD TOUR of Epcot’s France Pavilion!

Macarons from Les Halles

Macarons from Les Halles

So get ready to settle in… because when it comes to food options in Epcot’s France Pavilion, it’s almost an embarrassment of riches! Tucked into the beautiful Pavilion is a Signature Restaurant with Monsieur Paul and a Table Service restaurant, Chefs de France. But it’s also home to its very own housemade ice cream and sorbet shop, Slushes just for adults, and one of the most extensive and delicious snack offerings anywhere in Disney World at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie… and that’s not even everything!  So get ready to check it ALL out in our latest DFB Video! [Read more…]