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

Why, hello there! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re taking a tour of Epcot’s Italy Pavilion. Acually, it’s better than that… we’re taking a FOOD TOUR of Epcot’s Italy!

Pizza at Via Napoli

Pizza at Via Napoli

Sure, the Italy Pavilion is home to the Best Pizza in Disney World, courtesy of Via Napoli. But Italian cuisine is more than simply pizza (even when that pizza should NOT be missed!). We hope you’ll join us for a spin around Epcot’s Italy to discover the Pavilion’s vino, pasta, cheese, gelato, and more. [Read more…]

News: Milkshake of the Month — and BOTTOMLESS SHAKES — at Magic Kingdom’s Plaza Restaurant

The Plaza Restaurant is now serving up a Milkshake of the Month!

The Plaza Restaurant sign

The Plaza Restaurant sign

And they’re starting off with a bang with the Chocolate Hazelnut Milkshake, available throughout October!

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©Disney

Even better? It’s BOTTOMLESS! That’s right… Whispering Canyon Cafe isn’t the only Bottomless Milkshake game in town.

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Disneyland Must-Eats: Fried Chicken at the Plaza Inn

I’m not sure how to emphasize how good the Plaza Inn‘s Fried Chicken is. Let me just say this: it is the best fried chicken I have ever eaten. (Yes, that includes Homecomin’, which is incredibly tasty as well.)

Fact: Plaza Inn’s Fried Chicken — literally — is the best.

Plaza Inn Sign

Plaza Inn Sign

Plaza Inn is located on Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A., and its exterior is quintessentially Disney. So many great details on the awning and posts, not to mention the swirls of wrought iron on the sign. [Read more…]

Review: Yak and Yeti Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Since its earliest days, I’ve always enjoyed a stop at Yak and Yeti Restaurant.

Yak and Yeti is located in Animal Kingdom’s Asia (you’ll pass it on the corner on your way to the Maharajah Jungle Trek) in the fictional village of Anandapur. Like Tiffins and Restaurantosaurus — and pretty much any restaurant in Animal Kingdom — theming is key here, with decor that is immersive and memorable. While you dine, you are surrounded by images and icons of Asian culture. Even the brightly painted exterior mimics that which you might see on the colorful village streets of Northern India or Nepal.

And as for the food? It’s also usually — dare I say it? – consistent here. Consistently GOOD. If you’ve been reading DFB for any length of time, then you’ll know that is a compliment I rarely bestow, as it’s so rarely earned in any Disney World Table Service restaurant.

So… I headed to Yak and Yeti ON MY BIRTHDAY, because I reeeeally wanted those firecracker shrimp on my special day. Did my most recent visit likewise measure up?

Atmosphere

Once you’re on the right continent in Animal Kingdom, the bright purple stucco exterior that makes up Yak & Yeti Restaurant is accented by arched windows, intricate corbels, and beautifully carved doors.

Yak and Yeti Restaurant

Yak and Yeti Restaurant

The backstory here is that the owner of this building in Anandapur is a man named Arjun, a former merchant who’s turned his opulent home into lodging for travelers. These details account for the eclectic mix of statues, wall hangings, and furniture. The bar area you see below features examples of these details. [Read more…]

DFB Video: Hollywood Studios Restaurants RANKED (Including BaseLine Tap House!)

Hey, Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re ranking the restaurants in Disney’s Hollywood Studios from bottom to top… including the brand new BaseLine Tap House!

BaseLine Tap House

BaseLine Tap House

From super casual quick eats at spots like ABC Commissary and Rosie’s All-American Cafe to the park’s Signature Restaurant, The Hollywood Brown Derby, Hollywood Studios has plenty of long-time staples alongside the park’s newest lounge. So how will you know which spots should top the list for YOUR Studios visit? I guess you’ll have to watch our latest DFB Video to find out! [Read more…]

LAST DAY! Save 35% Off the Entire DFB Store with our Epcot 35th Anniversary Sale!

Epcot is celebrating its 35th Anniversary and we’re celebrating this milestone with a big sale at the DFB Store! Everything – every DFB Guide – is 35% off.

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You have to hurry though – this sale won’t last forever!

Save 35% Off On Everything in the DFB Store!

And yes – we mean EVERYTHING – with code Epcot35 for a limited time!

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HAPPY 35th ANNIVERSARY, EPCOT!!!

EPCOT Center opened on October 1, 1982. 

Epcot 35

Epcot 35

And today we’re celebrating all the magic and memories of the past 35 years!!!

Celebrating Epcot's 35th Anniversary!

Celebrating Epcot’s 35th Anniversary!

“We’ve just begun to dream…”

At 10:00 am, the (HUGE!) crowd gathered at the Fountain Stage to celebrate.

Crowd Gathering

Crowd Gathering

Musicians, speakers, and many of our favorite Disney pals joined in to honor Epcot. [Read more…]

News: Disney World Annual Passholder 45th Anniversary Dining Discounts Extended

Hooray!! This weekend, we’re celebrating Epcot’s 35th Anniversary. But last fall, all eyes were on Magic Kingdom for the 45th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. The occasion was marked with dining discounts for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders.

Hello from Disney World!

Hello from Disney World!

These discounts were originally going to end this month. But the great news is that these Annual Passholder discounts have been extended through December 23, 2017!

As a reminder, here is the list of locations that will continue to offer this extended benefit of 20% off food and non-alcoholic beverages: [Read more…]

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 Guide to Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Studios Snacks 2017

Have you checked out the 2017 DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks e-Book? The e-book is part of our DFB Guide Snacks Series and it’s a great tool for your Disney vacation planning!

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With over 380 pages of tempting snacks, the DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks is a great resource for figuring out where to eat and what to eat at Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios!

You can get the Guide for 20% off the regular purchase price for a limited timejust use code SNACKS17 at the check-out! Save even more money when you bundle the DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks with some of our other guides — check out the details below!

As always, you will enjoy an instantly downloadable PDF guide with comprehensive information and advice on well over 340 delicious snacks – including LOTS of Pandora snacks! – that you can enjoy at the Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios parks in the Walt Disney World resort.

The DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks e-Book includes:

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