Disney World Refillable Mug Price Increase

OK, nobody’s surprised on this one, right? Anyone? Anyone? Yep, the Refillable Resort Mugs have price-hiked again.

Refillable Resort Mugs

Refillable Resort Mugs

The current Length of Stay price for the Mugs is $18.99. [Read more…]

2018 WDW Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Dates Announced!

We have some exciting news to share with you today!

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The dates have been announced for the 2018 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic! The 9th annual Food and Wine Classic will be held Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, 2018!

Once again, the Food and Wine Classic will coincide with the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and will include The Causeway and Seminars. The Sunday Bubbles Brunch is planned for Sunday, October 28, 2018!

Want to hear more about the 2018 Food and Wine Classic? Here are some details!

The Causeway

The Causeway is the central attraction at the Food and Wine Classic. Here you’ll find more than 60 tasting stations serving dishes from the resort’s 18 restaurants and lounges, along with more than 30 wineries serving wines from around the world!

The Causeway

Chinatown and Carnival Corner

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News: Artwork Revealed for Disney World’s Caribbean Beach Resort Restaurants

As you may know, Caribbean Beach Resort  is undergoing a refurbishment that is affecting the entire Resort, from dining options to the guest check-in area and far beyond.

Caribbean Beach Resort Concept Art ©Disney

Caribbean Beach Resort Concept Art ©Disney

Disney is now releasing concept art for what the results of this renovation will yield, and we are excited to finally be learning more about the refreshed dining options — and more! — coming to Caribbean Beach Resort!

But here’s the weird part…all of this “news” seems verrrrry familiar… . Read on.

Shutters

You remember Shutters, right? The Table Service restaurant at Caribbean Beach Resort? No? Well, perhaps that’s because it hasn’t provided the most memorable of Resort dining options over the years. However, it sounds like that may change once the Caribbean-inspired Shutters reopens on the waterfront of Old Port Royale.

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Celebrate Walt Disney’s Birthday with a Special Vacation Offer!

Today we say Happy 116th Birthday to Walt Disney! To celebrate this very happy occasion, we’re teaming up with our partners at Small World Vacations for a limited-time offer!

In honor of Walt’s 116th birthday, DFB readers who book a NEW Walt Disney World Magic Your Way Package with Small World Vacations will get one FREE Disney Autograph Book per child (ages 3 – 9). To be eligible for the free book you just need to mention code DFB116 in your request for a price quote from Small World Vacations. That’s it!

It might be Walt’s big day, but YOU get the gifts!

Happy Birthday Walt!

Happy Birthday Walt!

Click here to request a price quote for your next Disney Vacation from Small World Vacations! Don’t forget to mention DFB116 for the offer!

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Star Wars Ice Cream Flavors Coming to Disney World Ample Hills!

We all reserved our movie tickets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi months ago. We’re finalizing our theories on what’s been happening with Luke Skywalker in the time leading up to Rey finding him on Ahch-To. Let’s see, what else do we need… Oh, I know! How about some Star Wars ICE CREAM?!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi-inspired Flavors ©Ample Hills Creamery

Star Wars: The Last Jedi-inspired Flavors ©Ample Hills Creamery

Well, Ample Hills Creamery — the Brooklyn-based ice creamery that opened its first location outside of New York on Disney’s BoardWalk — has got you covered! In partnership with Disney and Lucasfilm, Ample Hills Creamery launched three limited-edition flavors inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

According to amplehills.com, First Order will “showcase the monolithic, fierce power of The First Order, salted dark chocolate ice cream represents relentless villainy, while cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate and a dash of powerful espresso reinforce the dark side.”

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DFB Video: Walt Disney World Gingerbread Displays

It’s a brand new week, and we’re back with another DFB Video today! We’re checking out the 2017 Walt Disney World Gingerbread Displays!

Gingerbread Carousel at Disney's Beach Club

Gingerbread Carousel at Disney’s Beach Club

Now, you may think that planning your Disney World Gingerbread Tour is just a matter of plotting your stops to see the Beach Club Gingerbread Carousel, the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House, and every other gingerbread location in between from the Resorts, to the Parks, to Disney Springs. But there is more to know… like where you can find your own gingerbread snacks, what’s NEW this year among all the displays, and all sorts of other fun secrets and tips. Plus, you can watch the Gingerbread Carousel spin and catch a glimpse of the Grand Floridian Pastry Chefs creating the annual Gingerbread House! [Read more…]

DFB Video: What I Wish I’d Known BEFORE I Went to Disney World

Happy Weekend! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re taking on a huge (and helpful) subject: What I Wish I’d Known BEFORE I Went to Disney World!

I'm Going to Disney World!

You’re Going to Disney World!

No matter whether you’re planning your first trip to Disney World or your twentieth, there are always a TON of factors to consider when it comes to planning your vacation. In fact, Disney World vacation planning practically has its own language. (Do the terms “ADR” or “FastPass+” mean anything to you?). While a lot of these tips will be especially helpful for first-time visitors, even repeat guests can always gather more information when it comes to Disney vacation planning to make your next experience even more magical. So please join us while we discuss all sorts of helpful hints for your next trip to Disney World! [Read more…]

The 2017 Gingerbread Display at Disney World’s BoardWalk Inn

We’ve been checking out ALL THE GINGERBREAD Displays in Disney World from the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House to the Beach Club’s Gingerbread Carousel. Today, we’re at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, and we arrived not knowing exactly what to expect.

Disney's BoardWalk

Disney’s BoardWalk

You see, the BoardWalk’s Gingerbread Display has varied over the years. You may recall the Sweet Shoppe theme or the days-of-yore Gazebo, or even the year that Stitch took over. Last year, the BoardWalk gave the Resort’s Pastry Chefs the opportunity to create several individual gingerbread houses themed to their choosing.

2017 BoardWalk Gingerbread Display

2017 BoardWalk Gingerbread Display

But for 2017, the whole team is back in action together, and they’ve created a brand new display themed after something very near and dear to our hearts… the BoardWalk’s restaurants!

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News: Spy Glass Grille Opening in Early 2018 at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Dining options at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort have been very limited since this spring when the Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters, and the Banana Cabana Pool Bar closed as part of the huge renovation project happening at the resort.

Old Port Royale at Caribbean Beach Resort

Old Port Royale at Caribbean Beach Resort

In addition to the three Island Markets (aka repurposed hotel rooms), where guests can find grab-and-go items and purchase refillable mugs, breakfast and dinner are available in a temporary tent located near Centertown, and a food truck is also on site.

But there’s some good news to report! According to wdwnt.com, a new quick service location is set to open in early 2018 at the resort! [Read more…]

News: Holiday Elephant Tiki Mug Coming to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar on November 30th

You may recall the debut of the 2016 Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, causing lines for daaaayz of guests hoping to grab the limited edition piece (and causing more of the same when it arrived at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Disney World shortly thereafter). Well, get ready to face those lines again, my friends… because the 1st Edition Holiday Elephant Tiki Mug will arrive at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland Hotel on November 30th!

Holiday Elephant Tiki Mug ©Disney

Holiday Elephant Tiki Mug ©Disney

Here’s the scoop direct from the @DisneylandToday Twitter account[Read more…]