DFB Video: 6 Reasons to Visit Animal Kingdom Lodge (Even If You’re Not Staying There)!

Hello, there! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re sharing reasons why you should totally visit Animal Kingdom Lodge during your Disney World vacation even if you aren’t staying there!

Welcome to Animal Kingdom Lodge

Welcome to Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is SO much more than just a Resort hotel. It’s also a home to beautiful animals, host to unique activities, and a place where you can enjoy some truly memorable Disney dining. Check out all the reasons why you should visit Animal Kingdom Lodge during your next trip to Disney World (even if you’re staying somewhere else) in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]

Iridescent Treats — and Ears! — Take On the Latest Color Craze in Disney Parks

How can ONE set of Minnie Mouse Ears…

Iridescent Minnie Mouse Ears

Iridescent Minnie Mouse Ears

… be SO MANY colors?! [Read more…]

Recommended Disney World Dining Plan One Credit Restaurant Values

Purchasing the Disney Dining Plan (or scoring free DDP!) for your Walt Disney World vacation can mean real value for your vacation dining — but some uses of those Disney Dining Plan credits (officially called entitlements) are better than others.

Cinderella Castle Views

Cinderella Castle Views

Here at the DFB, we help you make the most of your credits with videos like How to Master the Disney Dining Plan and info about the Best Uses of Quick Service Credits.

This time, it’s all about the one-credit table service Disney Dining Plan! We scour menus to try to find the monetary values, but we also consider food quality and the atmosphere in which guests dine. Because it doesn’t matter how much money you’re saving by using your credits if the restaurant’s environment and food are duds.

So here are our 2018 picks for Recommended Disney Dining Plan One Credit Values!

Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs

Easily one of the most spectacular restaurants in terms of decor and ambiance, Morimoto Asia in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs also offers tremendous value. But the best part? The food is outstanding!

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

Dinner at Morimoto Asia is a signature affair and requires two DDP credits, but for 2018, lunch remains one credit — and it’s a credit very well spent! Some entrees here cost nearly $40, and there are plenty of options for alcoholic beverages if you’re looking to up your value even further.

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News! 2018 Disney World Free Dining Offer Update!

If you are considering booking Disney World’s Free Dining promotion for later this year, you now have an extended window of time to do just that.

free-dining
The booking window, which was originally open through July 7, 2018, has been extended to August 1, 2018.

Other details for the offer have remained the same:

Free 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

If you stay at a participating 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.)

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

What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and Resorts! June 21, 2018

The DFB is back with another fun What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom-Area Resorts!

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Menus and Eats

This Funfetti Donut Cake Pop at Creature Comforts is super fun! And since it’s shaped like a donut, that makes this cake pop breakfast-approved, right? You can find these at all the Starbucks in Disney World for a limited time.

Funfetti Donut Cake Pop at Creature Comforts

Funfetti Donut Cake Pop at Creature Comforts

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2019 Disney Dining Plans AND Disney World Vacation Packages Announced

Details for the 2019 Disney Dining Plans have been announced! Disney Dining Plans are a popular program available to Disney Resort guests booking a Disney World Vacation Package.

The Disney Dining Plan

The Disney Dining Plan

Before we dive into the details, just a reminder that to be eligible to participate in the Disney Dining Plan, you may need to book a Walt Disney World Vacation Package (also called the Magic Your Way Package). The Package includes your stay at a participating Disney World Resort and base Park Admission tickets for everyone in your traveling party.

Let’s take a look!

2019 Disney Dining Plans

2019 Quick Service Disney Dining Plan

Entitlements for the 2019 Quick Service Disney Dining Plan include the following for each guest (ages 3 and over) per night of your package stay:

  • Two Quick Service meals (entrée or combo meal at lunch and dinner and a beverage)
  • Guests under 21 years of age can choose one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages — i.e. Artisanal Milk Shakes,  Fresh Smoothies, Premium Hot Chocolates, or Soda, Coffee or Tea — where offered). Guests 21 and older can can choose either one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.
  • Two snacks
  • One Resort refillable drink mug per person, per package

For full details — including pricing — see the Quick Service Dining Plan, click here.

2019 Standard Disney Dining Plan

Entitlements for the 2019 Standard Disney Dining Plan include the following for each guest (ages 3 and over) per night of your package stay: [Read more…]

Exciting New Feature on My Disney Experience App

Let’s set the scene: you’ve finally scored an Advance Dining Reservation for Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom. But you don’t know exactly how much time to allow to get there from your Resort, since you don’t have access to your Resort’s bus schedule in your room as you get ready to go.

You don't want to miss your Reservation at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

You don’t want to miss your reservation at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

Well… now you’re going to have your Resort’s bus schedule literally at your fingertips!! Disney is rolling out a new feature on the My Disney Experience app which will allow Disney Resort guests to see real-time estimates for when the next buses will depart from their Disney Resort hotel, as well as when they will arrive at their destination! [Read more…]

DFB Video: The Best Counter Service Breakfasts in Disney World!

Hey, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re talking about the Most Important Meal of the Day!

Nutella Waffle at Magic Kingdom's Sleepy Hollow

Nutella Waffle at Magic Kingdom’s Sleepy Hollow

That’s right… we’re taking on one of our favorite topics: BREAKFAST in Disney World! And if you’re not spending breakfast at a Table Service restaurant in Disney World, there are PLENTY of terrific and unique options for breakfast in the Counter Service locations, both in the Parks and at the Resorts! So get ready to start the day with us in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]

Walt Disney World’s Minnie Van Service UPDATE

The Minnie Van service is a Disney-operated personal ride program available in partnership with the Lyft app, featuring Disney World Cast Members as drivers. When the program made its debut last year, it was first available to guests only at select Deluxe Resorts.

Minnie Van

Minnie Van

However, the rollout of the program has expanded over the past several months. And now, the rollout is complete and guests staying at any Disney World Resort — Value, Moderate, and Deluxe — can access the service, as well as guests at Four Seasons Orlando and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. (Guests who already have the service on their apps can get rides to and from any on-property location at any time.)

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Walt Disney World!

You love your mom, and she loves Walt Disney World. So why not treat her to a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch at Walt Disney World? There are several locations to take Mom on her special day — just make an Advance Dining Reservation and prepare to be Mom’s new favorite!

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle

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