Review: Teppan Edo in Disney World’s Epcot

Teppan Edo… it’s been a while, my friend!

Too long, I might say. I tend to not visit Teppan Edo in the Japan Pavilion as often as other spots around Epcot’s World Showcase — not because I haven’t enjoyed it in the past (because I have). This is due to the fact that as Epcot’s resident hibachi grill, the menu and experience doesn’t tend to change very much. So from a reviewer’s perspective, there isn’t a hugely revised menu or anything to keep readers posted on.

But from a Disney fan perspective (and Epcot fan. And Japan Pavilion fan. And FOOD fan!), I was rather keen on making a new Advance Dining Reservation here. And when @DininginDisney and her family happened to be going, I was excited to tag along!

So, let’s see how this recent visit went!

Guest Check In for Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining

Guest Check In for Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining

Check-in for Teppan Edo is located just outside the steps leading up to the restaurant.

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There’s Now a Tiramisu Popsicle in Disney World’s Epcot!

You’re traveling the World Showcase at Walt Disney World’s Epcot, and you need some Tiramisu. Trust us, we know the feeling. ;) Head on over to the Italy Pavilion, and pony up to the Via Napoli Donkey Cart.

Via Napoli Donkey Stand in Epcot's Italy

Via Napoli Donkey Stand in Epcot’s Italy

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DFB Video: How to Master the Disney Dining Plan

Hey, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re talking about how to make the most of the Disney Dining Plan!

No Way Jose Sundae at Beaches and Cream

No Way Jose Sundae at Beaches and Cream

If you’ve chosen to participate in the Disney Dining Plan during your Disney World vacation, you want to make sure you’re absolutely getting the most bang for your buck. So today’s video gives you tips and tricks on how to do exactly that so you are maximizing the value of your Dining Plan. Are you ready to learn how to master the Disney Dining Plan? Then settle in and watch our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]

Best Disney Dining Plan Quick Service Credit Restaurants in 2018

With the 2018 Disney Dining Plan including alcoholic and specialty non-alcoholic beverages, it’s more difficult than ever to figure out where to go to make the most of your DDP.

So we’re back with our recommendations for where to use your Quick Service Disney Dining Plan credits at Walt Disney World.

Disney Food Blog Recommended Disney Dining Plan Quick Service Credit Values
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DFB Video: Food Tour of Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video this weekend, and we’re taking you on a Food Tour of Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion!

American Dream in American Adventure Pavilion

American Dream in American Adventure Pavilion

Admittedly, with so many unique and interesting dining options around Epcot’s World Showcase, the American Adventure Pavilion doesn’t really spring to mind when it comes to eating in Epcot. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few surprises tucked in this Pavilion. From its own Craft Beer kiosk to a terrific new dessert in the Pavilion’s Counter Service location, Liberty Inn, there are indeed some FOOD adventures to be had while you’re having your own American Adventure! Find out more about them in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]

DFB Video: 5 Super Fun Rainy Day Activities in Disney World!

Hello, and happy Thursday! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re talking about what you can do to keep the magic going when it rains during your Disney World vacation!

Rainy Day in Epcot

Rainy Day in Epcot

Summer is fast approaching… and with it comes LOTS of rain in The Sunshine State! But that’s no reason to let that stop you from having fun during your Disney World vacation. So we’re sharing five ways to turn rainy days into AWESOME days in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]

Stowaway Mary in Epcot is Worth a Picture!

The Refreshment Port in Epcot at Walt Disney World is a convenient spot to grab a snack — including Canada’s famous Cheddar Cheese Soup and Poutine!

Refreshment Port

Refreshment Port

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2018 Disney World Free Dining Offer Now Available!

TODAY’S THE DAY! Walt Disney World’s Free Dining Offer is officially coming back and will be offered to guests for select dates in August, September, November, and December 2018 (NOTE: There are no October dates this year, but if your check-in date is in late September, you can obviously take your stay into October).

Disney World Free Dining 2018 Travel Dates

free-diningFree Dining is being offered to guests ARRIVING during the dates listed below.

August 20* – September 29, 2018
November 24 – November 27, 2018
December 7 – December 23, 2018

You must book by July 7th to get the offer.

*Canada Residents may book now for travel dates beginning August 2, 2018, and Disney Visa Cardholders may book now for travel dates beginning August 2, 2018.

(See below for participating resorts. Please note that the offer excludes several resorts this year, including campsites, 3-bedroom villas, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Little Mermaid Standard Rooms.)

Disney Resorts For Disney World Free Dining Offer

If you stay at a participting Value or Moderate Resort, you’ll receive the Quick Service Dining plan for FREE. (Note that you can upgrade to the standard or deluxe dining plans by paying the difference in cost per night.)

Participating Value Resorts include:

  • All-Star Music
  • All-Star Sports
  • Art of Animation Resort (Family Suites only)
  • Pop Century

Participating Moderate Resorts include:

  • The Cabins at Fort Wilderness (campsites excluded)
  • Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Coronado Springs Resort

If you reserve a participating Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort, you will receive the standard Dining plan for FREE. (You can upgrade to the deluxe dining plan by paying the difference in cost per night.)

Participating Deluxe Resorts include:

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Beach Club Resort
  • BoardWalk Inn
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Yacht Club Resort

Participating Deluxe Villas include:

  • Animal Kingdom Villas — Jambo House
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge — Kidani Village
  • Beach Club Villas
  • BoardWalk Villas
  • Old Key West Resort
  • Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Minimum/Maximum Days for Disney World Free Dining Offer

You must book a minimum stay of 4 nights/maximum stay of 14 nights at a participating Disney-owned resort. You also need to purchase AT LEAST a 4-day Magic Your Way Disney World ticket with a Park Hopper AND/OR the Park Hopper Plus Option.

Will Free Dining Save YOU Money? We Break Down the Numbers For You…

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Since Disney World’s Free Dining offer generally can’t be combined with other discounts, it’s often difficult to determine how to save the MOST money: with a Disney World hotel room discount or with the free dining offer.

We break down and compare the costs and options for several Disney World discounts, including the Free Dining offer, in our fully updated DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2018 e-Book to help you save the most money possible.

With over 650 pages of great Disney World dining advice, full color photos, and details, this book is a great deal.

Get your DFB Guide to WDW Dining here, and speaking of saving money — use code “WDW2018” to get 25% off today! With a full, money-back guarantee, there’s nothing to lose!

Ready to Book Free Dining? We’ve Got a Limited Time Offer From Our Trusted Travel Agent Partners!

The agents at Small World Vacations are ready to help you save time, headaches and best of all, money. They compare available discounts to find the best deal for you. This is why they are the preferred travel agent of the Disney Food Blog.

Book a new 2018 Walt Disney World® vacation valued at $3600 or more and get one FREE Mickey Themed insulated cooler filled with yummy treats and surprises delivered to your onsite Walt Disney World resort room. (Items may vary.)

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This offer is good for check-ins August 2 through December 31, 2018. Offer must be booked with Small World Vacations April 24 through May 1, 2018. Restrictions apply. Substitutions may be necessary. Personalization not available. 

Enter code DFBFD18 to qualify when you request a price quote from Small World Vacations*.

If you already booked your 2018 Walt Disney World vacation directly with Disney within the last 30 days and it’s valued at $3600 or more (without airfare and not yet paid in full) for an arrival between August 2 – December 31, 2018, it’s not too late to get the Mickey Themed Insulated Cooler with goodies! Transferred reservations qualify! Offer expires May 1, 2018. Restrictions apply. For details email Small World Vacations at guestrelations@ smallworldvacations.com and mention DFB code DFBFD18.

If you are ready to begin planning a trip, simply fill out Small World Vacations’ no obligation quote form! Small World Vacations is happy to share over 20 years of Disney expertise and firsthand experience with MyDisneyExperience, dining reservations and FastPass+ so you can sit back, relax and get ready to enjoy your vacation.

Click here to get a no-obligation quote from Small World Vacations! Don’t forget to enter code DFBFD18 to qualify when you request a price quote*.

* In-room gift courtesy of Small World Vacations. Comparable approximate value at Disney Florist is $59.95. While supplies last. One tote per qualifying new 2018 Walt Disney World vacation reservation valued at $3600 or more for check-in August 2 – December 31, 2018. No cash value and void if cancelled. Non-transferable. Substitutions may be necessary. Offer valid on bookings made April 24 – May 1, 2018 for travel dates August 2-December 31, 2018.

Click Here to Join the Disney Food Blog Newsletter for More Great Discount Updates!

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule Announced

We are so excited to share BIG news with you today! We have more information about the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which takes place August 30-November 12, 2018!

Click HERE for All Details on the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

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Today, the full Eat to the Beat Concert line-up is here!!! There are lots of exciting returning acts. We’re marking our calendar to catch Hanson, Sugar Ray, and Tiffany in person. But we always look forward to learning about new acts as well! This year, Sheila E, 98 Degrees, Glass Tiger, and more bring new life to the party!

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Line-Up

A lot of of favorite acts from year’s past are returning to this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival, but there are few new acts joining the lineup!

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DFB Video: Best Disney Dining Plan Snack Credit Values!

Hi, there! We’re back with another DFB Video for you today, and we’re letting you in on what we think are the BEST values all over Disney World for your Disney Dining Plan snack credits!

Pulled Pork Fries with Cheese at Flame Tree Barbecue

Pulled Pork Fries with Cheese at Flame Tree Barbecue

If you’ve chosen to participate in the Disney Dining Plan on your Disney World vacation, then you probably already know that you get two snack credits per night of your stay, no matter whether you’re using the Quick Service, Standard, or Deluxe Dining Plan. But you may not know exactly how to use those credits once you’re in Disney World. So we’re showing you the best bang for your buck — or, rather, your snack credit — in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]