Review: Coconut Pot de Creme at Gasparilla Island Grill in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Coconut lovers, have I got a treat for you today!

And it’s located someplace rather unexpected: Gasparilla Island Grill in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.

You see, Gasparilla Island Grill has never been a spot we’ve visited specifically to seek out dessert. Like, EVER. Gasparilla has always carried a couple of cupcakes in the refrigerated section, like the Pina Colada Cupcake and the German Chocolate Cupcake. But when you consider the fact that some really incredible dessert options are just a quick ride away via the Resort Monorail (like the Peanut Butter Pie at Contempo Cafe, or Dole Whips at Pineapple Lanai), Gasparilla’s offerings usually seemed pretty ho-hum in comparison.

However, when the counter service spot opened up again after its most recent refurbishment (no major changes to the guest area, other than the addition of Coke Freestyle machines), the dessert options had changed. And they’d been enhanced.

Gasaprilla Island Grill entrance

Gasaprilla Island Grill entrance

No longer relegated to a small row or two in the refrigerator, desserts now entirely take up a full bakery case next to the more traditional breakfast pastry selections. The cute-as-a-button Minnie Mouse Cupcake stands out right away. [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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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…]

First Look and Review: Phins and Fuel in Disney World’s Dolphin Hotel

If you haven’t previously visited Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin, now is an especially good time to do it!

Dolphin Lobby

Dolphin Lobby

Why? Because now you can check out Phins, the Dolphin’s brand new lobby bar AND Fuel, the brand new grab-and-go market! [Read more…]

News: Mickey’s New Year’s Eve BBQ Now Available for Booking

You’re invited to ring in 2018 with an extra-special version of Mickey’s Backyard BBQ at Fort Wilderness Campground… it’s Mickey’s New Year’s Eve BBQ!!

Mickey's Backyard BBQ sign

Mickey’s Backyard BBQ sign

Mickey, Minnie, Chip, and Dale will be on hand for the big celebration. But they’re not the only friends… a DJ and bluegrass musicians will join in the fun, too! A video feed of Times Square will allow everyone to view the happenings in the Big Apple, but guests won’t envy watching the folks near the traditional ball drop, as they’ll be viewing the Magic Kingdom New Year’s Fireworks from a special viewing area (and adults can enjoy champagne along with the show!). [Read more…]

Are Disneyland’s Corn Dog Nachos REALLY All That Great?

Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel has CORN DOG NACHOS! Here it is again once more to be sure you get the message…

Corn Dog Nachos

Corn Dog Nachos

You’ve only got through SATURDAY to get Corn Dog Nachos at White Water Snacks in Disneyland’s Grand Californian Resort!

The question is: Do you want to?

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News: Chef Mickey’s Relocating to Contemporary Resort Convention Center in Late November through December

Earlier this summer, it was anticipated that Chef Mickey’s would be relocating to the Contemporary Resort’s Convention Center from late July to mid-August for maintenance of the popular Character Meal location. However, that maintenance was cancelled… for a time.

Chef Mickey's

Chef Mickey’s

Now the temporary relocation is back on. Chef Mickey’s will be relocating to the Convention Center from late November through December 2017.  [Read more…]

Review: Territory Lounge in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

The landscape sure has changed at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

With this summer’s opening of the Disney Vacation Club Copper Creek Villas and Cabins, it was anticipated that more and elevated dining options would be needed at the already popular Resort. Hence the refurbishment of Roaring Fork as well as the addition of Geyser Point Bar & Grill.

And honestly, Geyser Point really is a terrific new spot. But today I’m taking you back to where it all started (in regards to great lounges at Wilderness Lodge): Territory Lounge.  I don’t care how many terrific enhancements they make to the Lodge. This spot will continue to rank among the best lounges in Walt Disney World, in my opinion.

They serve great drinks (with lots of Canadian beer options), but even better than the drinks is the upscale pub grub with old favorites served up in new ways, and less familiar dishes heavily inspired by the Pacific Northwest. [Read more…]

Save 35% Off the Entire DFB Store With Our Epcot 35th Anniversary Sale!

Epcot is celebrating its 35th Anniversary on October 1!

Epcot 35 Signage

Epcot 35 Signage

And we’re celebrating with a huge sale at DFB!! If you’re planning a Disney World trip, it’s high time to check out our DFB Travel Guides, with hundreds of pages of tips and tricks to ensure you have the BEST. TRIP. EVER!

 

35% Off EVERYTHING at the DFB Store with code EPCOT35!

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We LOVE Epcot – after all it is home to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival (our favorite Festival). But the truth is, I’ve been an Epcot fan since I was 7 years old. It’s always always been my favorite park.

ME!!! in 1985

ME!!! in 1985

Even back when we had to wait in hours-long lines for Journey Into Imagination…OUTSIDE…IN THE SUN…we were still totally into it!

Journey Into Imagination 1985

Journey Into Imagination 1985

And, well, Kitchen Kabaret just sealed the deal for 7-year-old me.

Kitchen Kabaret

Kitchen Kabaret

So, Epcot and I…we’ve got something special going on. And I wanted to make sure we commemorated the 35th Anniversary here on DFB by offering some serious savings! Just use EPCOT35 at check-out to get 35% Off any of the DFB Guides or Bundles!

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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 Guides! [Read more…]

DFB Video: Best to Worst Disney World Two-Credit Restaurants

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re ranking ALL the Disney World Two-Credit Restaurants from BEST to WORST!

Where does California Grill fall on the list?

Where does California Grill fall on the list?

A “Two-Credit” Restaurant refers to how many Table Service credits are required to dine when utilizing the Disney Dining Plan. They’re also referred to as “Signature Restaurants” which means guests paying out-of-pocket will be spending some pretty big bucks to eat there. We find that some are very worth the splurge during your vacation and others… well, it’s time to find out how we rank Disney World’s Two-Credit Restaurants from BEST to WORST! [Read more…]