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We have been searching for the best deals and discounts – at Disney World, Disneyland, AND beyond – and we’re going to share everything we find exclusively with our newsletter subscribers TOMORROW! Which means, today is THE BEST time to take a couple minutes and sign up for the DFB Newsletter! [Read more…]

DFB Video: How to Make Your Disney Trip Stress-Free

Happy Thanksgiving Week! We’re back with another DFB Video today, giving you some solid tips on how to make your Disney trip stress-free!

Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom

Yes, a Disney vacation is fun, memorable, and magical… but, let’s be honest. It can also be stressful. These days more than ever before, planning a trip to Disney World requires a lot of thoughtful scheduling long before you hop on the plane to get there. There is so much to consider, from where to stay to where to dine to FastPasses for your top attractions and much more. What other factors do you need to consider in advance? And how much in advance, while we’re at it? We discuss all that and more in our latest DFB Video! [Read more…]

WOO-HOO!: Pre-Order the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2018 E-book TODAY!

OK, everyone-who-has-a-Disney-trip-planned-for-next-year: It’s time to pre-order the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2018 e-book!

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Pre-Order TODAY to get:

1. 25% OFF your pre-order purchase! And…

2. The updated 2017 2nd Edition of the Guide immediately for FREE. Just use code WDW2018 at checkout! (We’ll send the 2018 Edition directly to your inbox as soon as it’s published after the New Year.)

Just like all DFB pre-order deals — when you pre-order your DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book, 2018 Edition today for 25% off the cover price, you’ll also get our 2017 Edition immediately for FREE, so you can start planning TODAY!

With over 600 pages of full-color photos, tips on the best restaurants, an ENTIRE chapter on snacks — including the best snack credit values throughout the parks and resorts — and a full break-down of whether the Disney Dining Plan is worth it for your family, now’s the time to get started!

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What’s in the DFB Guide?

The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, 2018 Edition is full to overflowing with tools and features to make your trip go smoothly, including:

  • A 5-Step Strategy for Disney Dining Planning, covering everything you need to know from budgeting and booking to kids’ meals, dining discounts, and fireworks.
  • A comprehensive and in-depth look at EVERY Disney World restaurant, kiosk, bar, and lounge, including our personal tips to ensure a positive and stress-free dining experience.
  • Four free, downloadable worksheets for planning your trip. These worksheets are designed to help you execute all the steps of planning the perfect Disney dining experience. And they’re reusable for all of your future trips!
  • Seven sample one-day dining itineraries for a head-start on planning.
  • A comprehensive index of bars and lounges WITH reviews. An often under-appreciated option for both dining and entertainment, the e-Book devotes a whole index to the topic.
  • The ability to be read on your mobile device or computer! It’s fully portable right in your pocket!
DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining Sample Page

DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining Sample Page

Here’s Just Some Of What We’ll Have Updated In Our 2018 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book:

  • Fully updated menus, prices, and restaurant info for 2018 visitors
  • Updated details about available discounts and deals at Disney World restaurants
  • DFB’s own 2018 recommendations for everything from table service to counter service to snacks and more
  • Over 500 pages of updated Disney Dining advice, details, and information
  • Disney Dining Plan Analysis – Is it right for your family? Can you really save money?
  • NEW Disney food and restaurant photos
  • Updated reviews of all Disney World restaurants, kiosks, bars, and lounges including all new eateries
  • An updated chapter focused on one of the most popular Disney dining topics: Snacks in the theme parks and resorts
  • A comprehensive section of What’s NEW in Disney Food, including new restaurants, new menus, restaurant closures, and more
  • Updated information about the My Magic+ Planning System that Disney rolled out in 2013, and how it may affect your 2018 Disney plans
Eight Spoon Cafe Macaroni and Cheese is a must-have!

Eight Spoon Cafe Macaroni and Cheese is a must-have!

  • Updated section on Charging Stations, including FuelRod kiosks
  • What’s New and Upcoming at Disney Springs
  • What’s New and Upcoming at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • A list of the must-do restaurants for Disney World first-timers, fully updated for 2018
  • Updated suggestions for unique kids’ meals
  • Updated Suggestions and Reviews in our Drinking Around the World Chapter, Index of Bars and Lounges, and Late Night Dining Options Section
  • Updated recommendations for traveling with babies and toddlers
  • Our picks for the snacks you MUST try in 2018, including an update of the best cupcakes in WDW
  • Updated Dining Strategies to help you stick to your budget
  • New Seasonal Events
  • Additional Disney Dining Scavenger Hunts and Trivia, Updated Food Crawls, and Updated BINGO cards
  • Updated Disney Dining FAQ section
  • Additional Top 5 recommendations

And MORE!

As you can see, we put a ton of time and effort (and research) into ensuring that we are sharing with you the most relevant, up to date Disney Food Information that’s available. We do this so that you can plan your own Disney visit with confidence, and have the trip of a lifetime, every time.

You can pre-order your copy today for 25% off the cover price and get the 2017 2nd Edition immediately for FREE!! Just use code WDW2018! The 2018 Edition will be emailed to you as soon as it’s published in early 2018.

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But don’t take our word for it! Check out what some of our readers said about the guide on our DFBStore.com Testimonials page:

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Ready to see what all the fuss is about? We’d love to share our best tips with you! And remember, because the guide is an e-Book, it’s super easy to download it to all of your mobile devices and take it right into the parks with you!

Starting today, and for a limited time, you can pre-order the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, 2018 Edition and receive 25% off — PLUS get the 2017 2nd Edition immediately for free.

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With a 100%, 30-day, money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose!

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News and Review: The 2017 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House — with So. Many. Treats.

Friends, the 2017 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is complete, and it’s as grand as ever!

2017 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

2017 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

Seriously, the amazing Cast Members/cookie engineers/pastry chefs/magicians have outdone themselves again! The chimney is ready for Santa, the shingles are delightfully snowy, and the attention to detail is everywhere.

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Side view

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Sneak Peek INSIDE The NEW Ale & Compass Lounge and Restaurant in Disney’s Yacht Club — PLUS A New Opening Date!

Disney’s Yacht Club has some major dining changes in store. The refurbished Ale & Compass Lounge and new Ale & Compass Restaurant will complete the rollout of the Ale & Compass dining concept for the Deluxe Resort, in cohesion with the previously opened Market at Ale & Compass.

Ale & Compass Lounge sign

Ale & Compass Lounge sign

Since there is currently a Private Event happening in the soon-to-be opened spaces, we were able to get a Sneak Peek TODAY!!

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News: Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday with Special Disney World Treats This Weekend Only!

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! Mickey’s birthday is November 18th, and if you’re in Disney World this weekend (November 17th – November 19th), YOU can celebrate everyone’s favorite Mouse with special treats all over the Resort!

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Desserts will vary by location, so if you pick up one of these little beauties, be sure to tag us at #disneyfoodblog on Instagram so we can share your treat with the world!

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Find the Steamboat Willie Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake at Main Street Bakery, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café and Pinocchio Village Haus.

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Disney Stuffs You NEED!

Christmas is coming! And your Disney fan wants some Disney loot! So even though we’re in the business of Disney food, you know we can not resist Disney gear. We just can’t. We don’t even bother to try. (Just take my money!)

So here are some holiday Disney gift ideas… for your friends, your family, and yourself…that we just LOVED!

 Seriously. Your table needs this. It’s a Tabletop Christmas Tree covered in four tiers of Disney characters! Fifty of ‘em! And it lights up (as it should!).
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Our favorite part is Cinderella Castle on top. How iconic is that?

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Wanna WIN Christmas this year? We’ll show you how…

Let’s just get this out of the way: What your family really wants for Christmas is a trip to Disney World. They don’t want a slanket or a weird onion choppy thing or a “hot toy.” They want to go to Disney World with YOU. (And you want that, too.)

So you wanna know how you totally WIN CHRISTMAS this year? Don’t waste your money on *things* — nobody cares about them and they end up in a box under the bed gathering dust. Instead, book your family a Disney World EXPERIENCE and put IT under the tree. 

Boom. You Win.

And DFB has pulled some strings to give you the best way to book that vacation…AND put it under the tree for your family to open and celebrate. We’re stoked to be partnering with Small World Vacations to help YOU surprise YOUR family with the trip of a lifetime, and we’re including a holiday goodie box straight from Disney World that your family can open together on Christmas morning (or Christmas Eve…or Hanukkah…whatever…you do you).

Cinderella Castle all lit up during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

Cinderella Castle all lit up during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

Yep, if you book within the dates listed below, you’ll not only get world class service from Small World Vacations, but also a hand-picked goodie box of fun stuff FROM Disney World that Sue from Small World and I put together ourselves.

All you need to do is mention code DFBGift17 in your request for a price quote from Small World Vacations to get started! 

Inside that goodie box will be Mickey and Minnie holiday ears, a Disney cookbook with a special note from AJ (HEY! That’s ME!)exclusive merch from this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Partyfun Disney eats, and MORE. It’ll be a blast to open with your family, and then you can start dreaming about your upcoming trip!

DFB and SWV Holiday Goodies Gift Box!

DFB and SWV Holiday Goodies Gift Box!

So how do you get this amazing Christmas gift (and become the best Dad/Mom/Grandparent/Aunt/Uncle EVER?!??!?!?!?!)? See the details below!

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Holiday Eats at Disneyland Resort

Visions of Sugarplums (and much more!) sure are dancing all around Disneyland for the Holidays!

Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle

Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle

I mean, you didn’t think all the Holiday Snacking was limited to the Booths at the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure, did you? Of course not! There are festive treats galore all over Disneyland Resort, available now through January 7, 2018!

Cookies, Crispies, Cotton Candy, and Coffee

Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and the Disneyland hotels are full to the brim with sweet snacks like Gingerbread Man Cookies and Snowman Shortbread Cookies.

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First Look! New 2017 Contemporary Resort Cinderella Castle Gingerbread Display and Treat Review

It’s time to trade Pumpkin Spice for GINGERBREAD at Walt Disney World for the Holiday Season!

2017 Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display

2017 Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display

The Pastry Chefs are putting the final touches on the brand new 2017 Gingerbread Display at the Contemporary Resort. [Read more…]