News: Specialty Cupcakes Available Starting October 1st to Celebrate Epcot’s 35th Anniversary

October 1, 2017 marks Epcot’s 35th Anniversary!

Epcot's Spaceship Earth

Epcot’s Spaceship Earth

If you’re joining the big party in Epcot, you may want to know where you can find a few treats to mark the occasion. Specialty Cupcakes will be offered beginning tomorrow, and if you’d like to try them all, you’ll need to stop at three different locations.

Fountain View will be serving up Spaceship Earth Cupcakes! This yellow cupcake has a strawberry pastry cream filling. The Spaceship Earth portion is a dome of cake covered in silver fondant. [Read more…]

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

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today! We’re taking a Food Tour of Epcot’s Germany Pavilion and answering a VERY important question: Nosh or Not?

Gingerbread Heart from the Germany Pavilion

Gingerbread Heart from the Germany Pavilion

From Sommerfest to Biergarten to Karamell-Küche, Epcot’s Germany is PACKED with fantastic food finds. I mean, when your options revolve around beer, pretzels, and caramel, what’s not to love? Oh, and did we mention wine and cheese? Germany’s got it all… and SO much more. So check out our latest DFB Video and explore Germany with us. You may learn some treats you didn’t know about before, and find a few more things to add to your very own Nosh List! [Read more…]

News: Limited Time Photopass with Remy at the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Ever dream of having your picture taken with Chef Remy from Ratatouille? Then now’s your chance! For the run of the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival — now through November 13, 2017 — guests utilizing the Disney PhotoPass Service can request a Magic Shot with Remy himself!

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©Disney

Simply ask your PhotoPass photographer while you’re in Epcot (this particular Magic Shot is not available in the other parks). Just don’t forget while you’re eating ALL THE FOOD at the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! [Read more…]

News: Epcot Food and Wine Festival No Longer Serving Wine With Culinary Demos

A couple of changes have been made to the Culinary Demonstrations for the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Chef Gale Gand Leads a Culinary Demonstration

Chef Gale Gand Leads a Culinary Demonstration

We discovered one of them when the Demonstration information for this year’s Low-Cost Events, Seminars, and Demonstrations was released: the price had increased from $15 to $17. [Read more…]

DFB Video: Where to Find Late Night Eats in Disney World

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re getting down to the serious business of late night snacking at Walt Disney World!

Cheese Fries with Chili!

Cheese Fries with Chili!

Making the most of a Walt Disney World vacation often means burning the candle at both ends — and you’ve gotta fuel your late night push! Here are our picks for the best late night snacks and where to find them. [Read more…]

Dos (and a Few Don’ts) for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

We wait all year for the start of it. Yep — the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is underway!

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If you haven’t been, be sure to put the event on your Disney Bucket List. At this time of year, Epcot is transformed into a food lover’s paradise. With Festival Marketplace Booths throughout both Future World and World Showcase, the opportunity to Eat Your Way Around the World(s) is even more exciting!

But then there are also so many events to attend. From free options like book signings and Back to Basics Seminars, to Low Cost Seminars and Demonstrations, there are lots of less expensive options.

But there are also some choices if you’d like to splurge a little. Party for the Senses draws big crowds every year, as do pairing events and signature dining options at restaurants throughout the resort.

Booths Are Going Up!

Booths Are Going Up! It’s Almost Time!

It’s a lot to plan for! So we’d love to offer you advice on a few Dos and Don’ts for navigating the Epcot Food and Wine Festival like a pro. Consider these pointers as you make plans to attend this year’s event. [Read more…]

News! 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts Dates

Mark your calendars for January 12 through February 19, 2018! Those are the dates for the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts!

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And guess what?! In 2018, the Festival will be running SEVEN DAYS A WEEK! (In its inaugural year, the Festival ran Fridays through Mondays only.)

Screenshot from My Disney Experience app

Screenshot from My Disney Experience app

That’s right! The second annual celebration of the Culinary, Visual, and Performing Arts will return with a bang by running all week long! However, variety will still be the spice of the Festival of the Arts, as there will be “various entertainment offerings planned each weekend.” [Read more…]

Review: Via Napoli in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion

Via Napoli, how do I love thee? Shall we count the ways?

Seriously, I would, but it would take too long. Since this Table Service restaurant opened in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion seven years ago, I’ve been among its biggest fans. I love the decor, with those massive pizza ovens named for Italian volcanoes, the huge open space with arches and chandeliers, and the colorful frescoes on the walls and ceilings.

Oh, and did I mention there’s PIZZA involved, too? Via Napoli easily tops my list for serving up the Best Pizza in Disney World. It’s pretty much become one of those spots I visit whenever I have an excuse to do so.

On my most recent visit, we started with a couple of drinks. And there is no shortage of options at Via Napoli. There are cocktails, signature drinks, and, of course, lots of vino.

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Disney World Mac and Cheese Gallery

Mac and Cheese, the go-to meal of toddlers everywhere, has become a bit of a phenomenon at Walt Disney World. Everyone loves it. It comes in a bevvy of styles. And it’s almost always totally awesome.

So here’s a gallery of our favorites!

Mac and Cheese — Polite Pig

The Polite Pig Mac and Cheese is one of the newest additions to our gallery, and it’s divine. We love the shell pasta and how it holds all that tasty cheese sauce. Mmmm.

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese Varieties — Eight Spoon Cafe

It’s impossible for us to choose just one of the mouthwatering options at Eight Spoon Cafe in Animal Kingdom, so we suggest getting one of each. The simple Baked Mac and Cheese is creamy and delish, while the Pulled Pork and the Sweet and Spicy Shrimp versions are interesting and satisfying. [Read more…]

News: Epcot International Festival of the Holidays (With Food Booths!) Starts November 19th

As we’re in the thick of the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, we have another new(ish) Epcot Festival to prepare for. The newly-named Epcot International Festival of Holidays will run from November 19 – December 30, 2017!

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The Epcot Christmas Tree

Holidays Around the World at Epcot has been a beloved seasonal tradition for many years. Holiday Storytellers, the Candlelight Processional, an extra-festive Peace on Earth Holiday version of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, and enhanced food offerings have all been part of the celebration year after year.

In 2016, however, the addition of Holiday Kitchens changed the landscape of the event. While Holidays Around the World had always featured snacks representing traditional holiday foods from around the globe, the new Holiday Kitchens brought entire food booths and — much like the Marketplace Booths for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival — they offered their own complete menus. So, for 2017 — with the promise that the Holiday Kitchens will return — Disney has rebranded the event as the new Epcot International Festival of the Holidays! [Read more…]