Major Change at Whispering Canyon Cafe in Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge

UPDATE: According to Disney, the antics at Whispering Canyon Cafe have been toned down as opposed to being quieted entirely, with a goal of being considerate of other guests at the Lodge. We will continue to monitor this story as it develops. 

It was always fun to be in on the joke that the “Whisper” in Whispering Canyon Cafe was an intentional misnomer, as this Wilderness Lodge Table Service restaurant was not reflective of the actual atmosphere of the location.

Whispering Canyon Sign

Whispering Canyon Sign

It was always filled with hootin’ and hollerin’, brought about and encouraged by the wacky hijinks of the serving staff.

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Check Out the Menu for Rix Sports Bar & Grill in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Rix Sports Bar & Grill is currently accepting Advance Dining Reservations at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort for dates starting June 2, 2018. The space formerly known as Rix Lounge will start serving lunch and dinner, and Disney has posted the menu for the spot.

Rix Bar

Rix Bar

As you might expect from the updated name of Rix Sports Bar & Grill, the menu appears to be sports-arena-concession-meets-pub-grub! Appetizers include Nachos, Lobster Sliders, and Wings.

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NEW Addition to the 2018 Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

The 9th annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic takes place Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

This popular two-night event coincides with the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival and includes The Causeway, Seminars, and three special food locations — and today we have details on the new themed area joining the lineup this year! [Read more…]

Even More Mother’s Day Treats and Eats in Walt Disney World and Disneyland

Are you and Mom spending Mother’s Day together in The Most Magical Place on Earth (Disney World) OR The Happiest Place on Earth (Disneyland)? Well, in addition to the Disney World Brunch options we’ve shared with you previously, we’ve got even more options to add, including specialty snacks and additional Brunches in Disney World, AND special meal options in Disneyland!

Disney World Parks

Epcot

Sunshine Seasons will serve a Mother’s Day Dessert with raspberry mousse and lemon cake topped with a Swiss buttercream rose and fondant pearls on Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day Dessert and Cupcake ©Disney

Mother’s Day Dessert and Cupcake ©Disney

But if you’re at Epcot a bit earlier, find a vanilla Mother’s Day Cupcake with raspberry white chocolate mousse and pink icing at Fountain View from May 11 – 13.

Animal Kingdom

In Animal Kingdom, stop by Creature Comforts and Isle of Java for a vanilla Mother’s Day Cupcake filled with white chocolate raspberry mousse and topped with buttercream flowers.

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Reservations for TWO New Disneyland Resort Character Meals Now Open

Remember last month when we told you that not one, but TWO new character dining experiences are on the way to Disneyland Resort? Well, now we have the opening date for these experiences, and also wanted to let you know that Advance Dining Reservations are now open!

Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast and Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Character Breakfast will both begin on July 10, 2018!

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Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast©Disney

As a reminder, here’s the scoop: at PCH Grill in Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, you’ll be able to start your day at Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast! Donald and Daisy will find themselves reunited, and they’re throwing a beach bash (complete with the buffet) to celebrate… and their pal, Stitch, will be joining in the fun, too! [Read more…]

Start Saving $$$ On Your Next Disney Trip With the DFB Store Mother’s Day Sale!

It’s a universal truth: Mom is the BEST. She does ALL the things. Running and waiting. Cooking and cleaning. Kissing away ouchies and cheering you on at your basketball game. And you totally forgot to get her something for Mother’s Day, didn’t you? ;-D

For all the hats she wears and for the hundreds of ways that she makes life better every single day, we’re honoring all the moms this weekend with our DFB Mother’s Day Sale!

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This weekend, get 40% off when you purchase any DFB Guide E-Book Bundle, then forward the books on to Mom so she can start planning her super fun Disney vacation (or, if you ARE Mom, send the kids out to play and start planning YOUR super fun Dsiney vacation)! Use code MICKEYMOM for the discount!

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Changes Coming to Rix Sports Bar & Grill at Coronado Springs Resort!

There are all sorts of changes in store for Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This Moderate Resort is currently undergoing a massive renovation which will ultimately result in a new fifteen-story tower featuring rooftop dining complete with fireworks viewing,  500 new resort rooms, refurbishments to current rooms, and a new Concierge Club-Level Lounge.

Artist's Rendering of the New Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort © Disney

Artist’s Rendering of the New Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort © Disney

Now, most of these changes will not be complete until 2019. But one of the changes to this Resort is coming much sooner!

Rix Lounge has long been a spot for guests at Coronado Springs to grab a drink and relax after a day of vacation fun (or attending a conference, in the case of convention visitors), though more recently the name changed to Rix Sports Bar & Grill.

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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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DFB Video: Disney World Steakhouse Battle!

Hey, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and if you’re in the mood for some STEAK then you’ll definitely want to check it out!

STK Orlando

STK Orlando

That’s right! Today we’re taking on the Disney World steakhouses! Or, perhaps I should say they’re taking each other on in our Disney World Steakhouse Battle! We’re discussing Epcot’s Le Cellier, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Shula’s, and STK Orlando… and we’re listing pros and cons of each location to help you choose which location might be best for you during your Disney World vacation! [Read more…]

Is Disney World’s Beaches and Cream Still Worth The Reservation?

We often hear from readers who want to know if DFB’s favorites of yore have still got IT.

You know what we mean: do they still have the mojo that keeps guests coming back year after year. For some restaurants at Walt Disney World, it’s killer food and a seasonal, ever-changing menu that draws in a crowd. For others, it’s an atmosphere that can’t be beat — like ‘Ohana‘s warm family feel or Sanaa‘s animal friends right outside the window.

For Beaches & Cream, it’s a sense of nostalgia paired with comforting eats that have been consistently good since the soda shop opened its doors almost thirty years ago. (Let’s just table that thirty years ago bit because there’s no way we’re that old…)

Beaches & Cream is tucked in between the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts on an outdoor walkway adjacent to Stormalong Bay — the fabulous pool shared by the resorts. That means Beaches and Cream is in the Epcot Resort Area (and just a stone’s throw from the International Gateway that serves as an entrance to Epcot’s World Showcase). This convenient location means that even guests not staying at the Resorts will make the short trip to this casual table service location for a bite to eat.

But you (and I!) wanted to know: does Beaches & Cream still have IT?

Beaches and Cream

Beaches and Cream

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