The ‘DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2017′ E-book is HERE!

The holidays have officially started at Disney World! Here at the DFB we’re kicking off the holiday season with the launch of the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2017 e-Book!

You can get your copy of this fully-updated guide today for 20% off the purchase price when you use promo code CANDYCANE at check-out!

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We’ve been busy updating all the latest holiday tips and brand new info you NEED to know before you head to Walt Disney World for the holiday season. The guide is full of more than 400 pages of information including new events and holiday happenings, 400 full-color photos, an FAQ section, and much more.

The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2017 includes:

  • A full What’s New!! chapter for the 2017 Holiday Season
  • A full Monthly Schedule of Events for the Holiday Season
  • How to avoid the crowds on Disney World’s busiest days (and when Disney World closes their parks due to capacity!)
  • ALL of the events, activities, and holiday additions in Walt Disney World. ALL. OF. THEM.
  • And of course we’ll tell you where to eat! ;-D
  • A fully comprehensive holiday dining section with listings of holiday snacks, treats, meals, and menu items offered this year — from popcorn kiosks all the way to Signature Restaurants.
  • A chapter on where to dine with no advance dining reservations.
  • A chapter on the 10 must-eat snacks this holiday season.
  • Comprehensive listings — with color photos! — of Disney Resort holiday decor and gingerbread displays
  • Our recommendations on ways to SAVE while you’re in Disney World this holiday season.
  • Scavenger Hunts for every theme park
  • A Preview of the 2018 Holidays in Disney World
  • New and updated crawls and touring strategies
  • Updated Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party event and dining information
  • And more!

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DFB Video: Chef Mickey’s Versus Crystal Palace

Welcome to a new week! We’re back with another DFB Video, and today we’re comparing two popular Disney World Character Meals. It’s Chef Mickey’s versus Crystal Palace!

Will you be dining with Tigger at Crystal Palace?

Will you be dining with Tigger at Crystal Palace?

When you’re considering Character Meals for your Disney World vacation, there is more to keep in mind than you might think. Now, of course, there’s the characters, and today we’re talking about the Fab Five at Chef Mickey’s and Pooh and the Gang at Crystal Palace. But you may also want to think about decor, location, cost.. oh, and THE FOOD! So, be sure to watch our latest DFB Video to explore all the factors when deciding whether to book an Advance Dining Reservation at Chef Mickey’s or Crystal Palace… or both! [Read more…]

DFB Video: Five Must-Do Holiday Events in Walt Disney World

Hey, Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re getting ready for the Holiday Season with FIVE Must-Do Holiday Events in Walt Disney World!

Celebrating Christmas in Epcot's Germany Pavilion

Celebrating Christmas in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

If you haven’t started your Holiday planning yet, it’s high time to do exactly that now that it’s November! Of course, if a trip to Walt Disney World plays a part in your Holiday plans, you’ll definitely want to find out these FIVE festive things that you can’t miss. From Epcot’s Candlelight Processional to  Gingerbread Galore, there is so much to see and TASTE for the Season! [Read more…]

DFB Video: Best Disney World Restaurants When You’re on a Budget!

Hey, Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re discussing Walt Disney World’s best Table Service restaurants… on a budget!

Beaches and Cream is great when you're on a budget (or anytime!)

Beaches and Cream is great when you’re on a budget (or anytime!)

We all know how pricey food at Disney World can be, but today we’re checking out some of the best Table Service spots where you can still have a totally magical dining experience without busting your vacation budget! You’ll find delicious food at all of these spots — and we’d recommend a few of them as much as some Signature dining spots (yes, really!). A few of our favorite budget-friendly spots include Beaches and Cream and The Fountain at Disney’s Dolphin Hotel… but that’s not all! So check out our latest video to see the full list! [Read more…]

News: Fall Food Festival at Port Orleans Resort — Riverside on October 29th and 30th

It sure is Fall Festival season around Disney World (and probably where you are, too!). From the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival to the 2017 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, enhanced fall food offerings are available around every turn — including at Port Orleans Resort — Riverside!

Outside at Port Orleans Resort -- Riverside

Outside at Port Orleans Resort — Riverside

The Fall Food Festival takes place at Riverside’s Lobby Courtyard Area from 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 29th and Monday, October 30th. DFB Reader Todd K. kindly sent us this pic of the menu! (Thanks, Todd!!)

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The 2017 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic is ON!!

The 2017 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Classic is HERE… and so are we!!

2017 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

2017 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

The Classic is running October 27th and 28th, and, as always, features innovative dishes from renowned chefs, lots of terrific wine and beer offerings, and a variety of informative seminars.

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Ticket holders for the event are enjoying the activities on Friday, October 27, and/or Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 5:30PM to 9PM. As in the past, there are several ticket options, which you can find on the event website. The Causeway Ticket provides unlimited access to food and drinks along the Causeway between the two resorts. The Causeway Ticket and Beer Garden ticket allows access to the unlimited Causeway offerings as well as the Beer Garden. There are also a la carte ticketstickets for seminars, and a Sunday Bubbles Brunch.

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IN. SANE. Bloody Marys at Phins in Walt Disney World’s Dolphin Hotel

Okay, so here’s the thing about Bloody Marys: you either love ‘em, or you hate ‘em. No matter which camp you fall in, though, you still might want to take a gander at the incredible “Proud Marys” they are serving up for Sunday Brunch at Phins, the Dolphin Hotel’s brand new lobby bar because this stuff is surrious.

Phins Proud Marys

Phins Proud Marys

Available on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM as part of Phins Sunday Sips, these over-the-top cocktails — also called “Brunch in a Glass” for obvious reasons — are tributes to four of the Swan and Dolphin restaurants.

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Review: Frosé at Muddy Rivers Pool Bar in Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort, Riverside

Port Orleans Resort, Riverside! And Ol’ Man Island, with its fabulous, amoeba-shaped pool!

Muddy Rivers View

Muddy Rivers View

Nestled right by Ol’ Man Island is the home-y and rustic Muddy Rivers Pool Bar, and it’s everything you want out of a pool bar in the Bayou. (Haven’t thought about what you’d want out of a pool bar in the bayou? Let us help you visualize it.) There’s wood everywhere you look, including exposed rafters. At the base of the bar are weathered vertical wood panels in a variety of colors, creating the feeling that this bar has been pieced together over time. [Read more…]

Preview: Must-Eats at the 2017 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic (Spoiler Alert — There’s Speculos Involved)

Do you have a ticket to the 2017 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic? If so, then you’re going to want to know a few of the bites you’ve just GOT to try on the Causeway when the event takes place this Friday and Saturday evening from 5:30 to 9:00 pm!

The Causeway

The Causeway

We’ve already given you a full rundown of the event here. But we were also able to attend a Preview of the Classic this week, and can’t resist sharing a few of our very favorite bites with you to make sure you don’t miss them if you’re attending the event. Because with over 60 stations, 49 different dishes, and over 60 beverages to choose from, you’ll definitely want to go in with a plan!

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SPOOKY SAVINGS at the DFB Store — 31% Off Everything For a Limited Time!

It’s Halloween time, everyone!

Are you waiting for Grim Grinning Ghosts to come out and socialize? Me too!

And in honor of this spook-tacular time of year, we wanted to offer you a little something extra — and it’s way more TREAT than trick!

(Look at this crazy graphic that photographer and graphic designer Tina made! We have such talented people at DFB!!!)


For a limited time only, save 31% off of EVERYTHING in the DFB store. Just use promo code SPOOKY and watch the savings appear right before your eyes!

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