Review: Seasonal Raspberry Rose Cupcake at the BoardWalk Bakery in Disney World

If you follow DFB on social media (I pretty much live on Instagram, and we’ve got a great group of Facebook and twitter friends, too!), you may already recognize this ab-so-lute-ly gorgeous vision I’m about to show you.

And this time, the Raspberry Rose Cupcake is ready for its closeup with a full review!

This seasonal beauty comes to us on behalf of the BoardWalk Bakery. You’ll typically find three cupcakes up for grabs inside what happens to be one of my favorite bakery cases in all of Disney World. Two of those cupcakes are the classics that tend to stick around (even though they’ve had makeovers of their own over the years): the Mickey Oreo Cupcake and the Strawberry Cupcake.

That third cupcake, though, changes up with some frequency, so I’m always sure to check out the seasonal selection, and I’m sure you can tell why this one caught my eye immediately.

Rose Cupcake

Rose Cupcake

It’s as pretty as a rose because… well, it’s a rose! But is has this advantage over the original: it’s a rose that’s also a cupcake.

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Limited Time!: Save 40% Off of the Entire DFB Store With Our Memorial Day Sale!

As we mark a time of remembrance this weekend, we are also enjoying fun celebrations with family and friends as summer gets underway! And if you’re like me, that means one thing — vacation is JUST around the corner!

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Because of that, I wanted to remind you of our huge sale on everything in the DFB Store! But hurry! These savings are only for a limited time.

Save 40% Off On Everything in the DFB Store!

And yes — we mean EVERYTHING — with code 40SALE for a limited time!

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New Video: 10 FREE Things to Do in Walt Disney World!

What?! Free + Disney? Impossible!

But wait — it’s not! There are actually free things to do — and even a few free things to EAT — at Walt Disney World. And we’re sharing our 10 favorite today in our latest DFB Video!

Disney Springs

Disney Springs

Whether you’re looking to take a trip around WDW on the monorail, catch live music in Disney Springs, or take in a camp fire with Chip n Dale, there are some surprising ways to have a great time at Disney without laying out a bunch of cash. [Read more…]

Save 40% on EVERYTHING in the DFB Store with Our Memorial Day Sale!

Hellooooo, summer! As we mark a time of remembrance this Memorial Day weekend, we also look forward to fun celebrations with family and friends as the unofficial start to summer has arrived.

Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World during the busy summer season? Or do you have your eyes set on a fall Food and Wine Festival Trip or a Holiday Extravaganza? Whenever you visit, we know one thing for sure: you need to make some plans.

Can you believe it? Seriously, it’s time to get going on those advance dining reservations! And we’re going to make sure you choose the best restaurants Disney has to offer — and save some money while you’re at it!

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40% Off EVERYTHING at the DFB Store with code 40SALE!

You already enjoy our reviews, news, and tips daily on our Blog. But did you know — that’s JUST the tip of the iceberg. Because we have lots more to share with you in our complete line of DFB Guide e-Books. [Read more…]

NEWS and Full Review: The Market at Ale & Compass in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

We’re coming to you today from The Market at Ale & Compass!

Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “Great! But where’s Ale & Compass?” The Market at Ale & Compass is located in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. You may already be familiar with Ale & Compass Lounge, which sits near the Captain’s Grille (which is currently closed for refurbishment — guests can enjoy Captain’s Grille dishes at its temporary location in Ariel’s).

The Market at Ale & Compass, however, is located right by the Fittings & Fairings gift shop (which is… umm, also closed for refurbishment ;) , with a reopening planned for July. Change is the name of the game ‘round these parts!).

With the exception of the Yacht & Beach Club’s pool bar, Hurricane Hanna’s, the Yacht Club has been without a Counter Service option, with guests relying on nearby choices at the neighboring BoardWalk Inn and Beach Club.

Sign for The Market at Ale & Compass

Sign for The Market at Ale & Compass

The Market at Ale & Compass is here to change that… and it’s been a long time coming. Step inside!

Atmosphere

The Market at Ale & Compass has been established in half of what was the Fittings & Fairings gift shop (the other portion of the space will once again operate as a merchandise spot once it reopens in July).  [Read more…]

Tips from the DFB Guide AND New DFB Video: Is the Disney Dining Plan Worth It?

We are back with some of our very best kept Disney Dining Secrets, courtesy of the 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, Second Edition. And we want to share them with you! And today’s topic is so big that we’re not just writing about it…we’re sharing a DFB Video about it too!

So what’s this all about? Read on…

The Disney Dining Plan and Other Discounts: Do the Math

It’s a question that we get over and over again: Does the Disney Dining Plan really save me money?

The answer depends heavily on the person asking it, and the people using the benefits. Let’s break it down.

The Disney Dining Plan. Will the Disney Dining Plan save me money? Well, the answer is…maybe. It all depends on how you get it, and how savvy you are as you use it.

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Eight Spoon Cafe Menu With Lots of Disney Dining Plan Snack Options

Disney Restaurants, for the most part, operate within very specific ranges of cost per meal. So when you use those Disney Dining Credits, they’ve already pretty much figured out how much, on average, your meal would cost without them. [Read more…]

The 8 Must-Eat Disney World Snacks You Can Get WITHOUT a Park Ticket

There are so many amazing snacks to enjoy within the parks of Walt Disney World! We can all rattle them off — school bread in Epcot, killer mac and cheese in Animal Kingdom, cupcakes everywhere — and so on, and so on.

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But what happens if you want to get some crazy good Disney treats — but you don’t have a park ticket? Maybe you’ve gotten to town late, and you don’t want to burn a park day. Or maybe you’re between renewal dates for your pass. Or maybe you’re just wondering about some great treats you haven’t tried yet.

We’re here to help! Because some of our all-time, must-have, super-crave-worthy treats can be found outside of the parks. How amazing is that? And if you love the great suggestions we’re sharing here, be sure to check out the 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World  Dining, Second Edition for even more great snacking tips!

Join us as we check out this latest installment of our favorite Walt Disney World Treats You Can Enjoy — No Park Ticket Needed!

Dole Whip (Outside of Magic Kingdom!)

Who doesn’t love Dole Whip? That’s right. Nobody. So we start with the Quintessential Disney Treat — and tell you where to get it outside of Magic Kingdom (and the other parks at which it’s lately started to appear).

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip in Souvenir Tiki Bowl at Pineapple Lanai

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip in Souvenir Tiki Bowl at Pineapple Lanai

Of course, one of your options is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. [Read more…]

News: Kona Cafe Menu Updates at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Disney World

Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village often flies under the radar when it comes to dining at Disney World, but it’s one of our favorite spots.

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We recently discovered that the menus at Kona Cafe have been updated for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some fan favorite items are no longer on the menu but others — like Tonga Toast — remain. [Read more…]

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Disney World and Disneyland!

Happy Mother’s Day!! How about a day at Disneyland or Disney World just for mom?

A sweet treat just for Mom! ©Disney

A sweet treat just for Mom! ©Disney

If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day, check out these special dining options at Disney World and Disneyland! [Read more…]

Start Your Disney Trip Planning With The DFB Guide Mother’s Day Sale!

Mom is the BEST. She does all the things. Cooking and cleaning. Running and waiting. Kissing away ouchies and cheering you on at that soccer 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 everyday that she makes life better, we’re honoring all the moms this weekend with the DFB Mother’s Day Sale!

 

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So 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! Use code MICKEYMOM for the discount!

Want to know a little more about our DFB Guide E-Book Bundles? Read on for all of the details!

The DFB Everything Bundle — For An Additional 40% OFF the Already Low Bundled Price!

Once again, as a big THANKS to our loyal readers and their awesome MOMS, we’re offering a special deal for Mother’s Day. And since everyone wants EVERYTHING…that’s what we’re giving you!

2017 Everything Bundle

Today, you can purchase the DFB Everything Bundle for 40% off the already low bundle price! It’s a $100 value for just $36! Enter code MICKEYMOM at check-out for the deal. [Read more…]