News: Disney World Annual Passholders Get Reserved Seating at Eat to the Beat Concerts

Can you believe we’ve already reached this point? We are just two weeks out from the end of the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Even so, we still have a little more news to share! According to orlandoparksnews.com, Disney World Annual Passholders can enjoy a reserved seating area at the remaining Eat to the Beat Concerts from now through the Festival’s end on November 13th!

Festival Center

Festival Center

Annual Passholders can visit the Annual Passholder Button location inside the Festival Center and, with a Valid Annual Pass, request a badge for the 5:30, 6:45, or 8:00 PM show. First-come, first-served.

At showtime, head to the left entrance of the America Gardens Theatre for the separate queue for those with badges.

Remaining acts include Hanson, Boyz II Men, Living Colour, and more! Be sure to check out the full line up here!

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Review: Flower Pot Cupcake and Ursula Cupcake — Available through October 31 in Epcot

Today, I bring you a Tale of Two Cupcakes.

One wonderful, the other… not so much (as in REALLY not so much). You can find them both at Sunshine Seasons in the Land Pavilion at Epcot.

Sunshine Seasons is a much-beloved quick service spot where guests rave about the variety of options, the use of ingredients from the neighboring Living With The Land, and the desserts. You already know how we feel about the Strawberry Shortcake here. And the seasonal Apple Crisp. And the Mickey Oreo Cheesecake.

The list truly goes on and on — mostly because Sunshine Seasons’ Cast Members go out of their way to create unique treats that represent the seasons and celebrations of Epcot. And we’re always game to try their newest creations.

But, well, allow me to tell the Tale of Two Cupcakes. I’ll begin with the bad news first because I believe it’s always better just to get it over with. The Ursula Cupcake at Sunshine Seasons is… gross.

Ursula Cupcake

Ursula Cupcake

The “black mirror” lacquered glaze on the outside is Ursula-approved, I’m sure. The fondant scroll for Ariel’s contract is a cute touch (although we can see Ariel has printed her name, not so much signed it). On top is Ursula’s shell necklace — also the tool used to capture Ariel’s lovely singing voice — and more tentacle-y fondant touches. [Read more…]

Spotted: New Epcot Starbucks “You Are Here” Mugs and MORE at Fountain View

We’ve checked out the new Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios Starbucks “You Are Here” Mugs  and Mickey Tumblers at Creature Comforts, Main Street Bakery, and The Trolley Car Cafe, respectively. Today, our stop is Epcot’s Fountain View, where the Mickey Tumbler similarly features beloved park icons — from yesterday and today! — in honor of Epcot’s 35th Anniversary.

Epcot Mickey Tumbler

Epcot Mickey Tumbler

I LOVE the nod to the Universe of Energy dinosaurs on Mickey’s foot! And there’s Figment! Horizons made it!! And Kitchen Kabaret get some love, which does my heart good. Spaceship Earth makes up Mickeys cute face… it goes on and on.

And, just like the other in-parks Starbucks locations, there is also a new “You Are Here” Mug.

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DFB Video: Epcot’s Mexico — Nosh or Not? Food Tour!

Hello, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we would love it if you would join us on a Food Tour of Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion!

Cheers from the Mexico Pavilion!

Cheers from the Mexico Pavilion!

Now, you likely already know about our love for La Cava del Tequila… and we’ll definitely be hitting it up in our video today! But we’re also talking about some other spots…  like where you can score some delicious Mexican candy and chocolates, and a couple of primo places where you can watch the IllumiNations spectacular while enjoying some terrific eats. We’ll also fill you in on a place you might want to skip when you’re planning what you want to NOSH ON or NOT in Epcot’s Mexico! [Read more…]

News: Disney on Broadway Dining Packages for Epcot Festival of the Arts Now Open for Booking

Last month, the dates of the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts were confirmed. The Festival will return for its second year running for seven days a week, from January 12 through February 19, 2018.

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

Along with the Festival, the Disney on Broadway Concert Series will return, too! This concert series gives Epcot guests the opportunity to enjoy Broadway talent performing Disney classics at the America Gardens Theatre! The performances will take place at 5:30 pm6:45 pm, and 8:00 pm on Friday through Monday evenings throughout the Festival. [Read more…]

News: Disney Villain Desserts at Epcot through Halloween

In this spookiest of seasons, you may crave some sweets served up with a side of… evil. So now through Halloween, you’ll find three Disney Villain-themed desserts at Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion in Epcot!

Sunshine Seasons sign

Sunshine Seasons sign

The Ursula dessert has a vanilla cake base topped with bubble gum mousse. It’s covered in a Black Mirror Glaze and completed with a fondant shell necklace and Ariel’s contract.

Ursula Dessert

Ursula Dessert

The Cruella De Vil dessert is a chocolate and meringue cake with cream cheese filling.

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Is Party for the Senses Worth the Money?

It’s time to engage sight, sound, smell, and TASTE at the Party for the Senses!

Party for the Senses sign

Party for the Senses sign

Year after year, the Party for the Senses remains one of the most highly anticipated Special Events for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Boasting a huge variety of dishes created by Master Chefs and drinks along with live music and entertainment, the Party is a highlight of the season for many Festival guests.

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DFB Video: EVEN MORE Disney Snacks!

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and since Disney World is synonymous with SNACKING for us here at the DFB, we’ve got EVEN MORE Disney Snacks for you to check out to start your week off right!

No Way Jose at Beaches and Cream

No Way Jose at Beaches and Cream

Yes, we’ve covered Disney Snacks on our DFB YouTube Channel before. But there are SO MANY snacks to take in that we can’t possibly cover them all in just a video or two! So you should check out our newest installment and see if your favorite snack made our latest list! (And I’ll give you just one spoiler: the No Way Jose has landed on this one!) [Read more…]

News: Complete List of Narrators for the 2017 Epcot Candlelight Processional Announced

Yay!!! The list of Celebrity Narrators for the 2017 Epcot Candlelight Processional for the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is now complete!

Neil Patrick Harris Narrating the Candlelight Processional

Neil Patrick Harris Narrating the Candlelight Processional

The final list includes the return of Jodi Benson (voice of The Little Mermaid) and Ana Gasteyer, and the addition of two new narrators: Disney Legend Kurt Russell and Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez. [Read more…]

DFB Video: 7 New Things You HAVE to Try in Disney World RIGHT NOW

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re letting you know the 7 new things you HAVE to try in Disney World RIGHT NOW!

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Pulled Pork at Flame Tree Barbecue

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Pulled Pork at Flame Tree Barbecue

Let me tell you something… Disney World sure is keeping us BUSY with all sorts of new, unexpected, and TASTY eats all over the parks and resorts lately! And if you’ve got a Disney World vacation lined up in the near future, you’re going to want to know the must-eat items topping our list. We got seven brand new hits for you today, so you can get ready by preparing a list of your own for your upcoming trip! [Read more…]