Save! Announcing the DFB Guide 50% Off Thanksgiving Day Sale

Happy Thanksgiving!! Are you spending any part of today out shopping? Or would you rather avoid the madness? Regardless of which camp you’re in, we can agree on one thing: Saving money is a win/win! So we are super excited to announce our DFB Guide Thanksgiving Sale!

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Get The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book 2016 Pre-Order TODAY for 50% Off!

The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining e-Book is an instantly downloadable PDF guide, featuring over 490 full-color pages of photographs, information, and advice about our favorite subjects — food and dining in Walt Disney World.

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Our team of Walt Disney World food experts have put together the most comprehensive guide to Walt Disney World food and dining available. With more than 25 years of experience eating and drinking our way through the Parks and Resorts, we’ve learned a thing or two — and we love sharing our secrets with you! [Read more…]

Pre-Holiday Deal! Save 20% Off EVERYTHING in the DFB Store TODAY!

It’s here, everyone! The Holiday Season is upon us — at Disney and everywhere else!

And we are here to help you pare down that shopping list — without killing yourself at the stores on Friday! If you have a Disney Fan to buy for, or you’re just looking for a great deal, then check out today’s offer as the holiday savings get underway!

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Save 20% Off of Everything in the DFB Store

We are kicking off our Black Friday Week deals with a little something for everyone — 20% off of EVERYTHING in the DFB Store! Just use code 20SALE at check out! [Read more…]

25 Must-Do Disney World Holiday Events — and Eats!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Season’s Greetings! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and if you’re bound for Walt Disney World, it’s even better.

25 Must-Do Disney World Holiday Events

That’s because there is no more festive spot on earth to celebrate all of the heartwarming fun of the the season.

And we don’t want you to miss out on any of the top attractions. So let’s take a look our list of the 25 Must-do Disney Holiday Eventsand Eats! — to celebrate this season at Walt Disney World! [Read more…]

Spotted: More Disney Snack Magnets at Disney Parks

Remember when those true-to-life magnets featuring iconic Disney snacks arrived at merchandise stops around Disney World? We’re talking Mickey-shaped Pretzels, Turkey Legs, Churros, Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, and Mickey Waffles?

Well, a few more have hit the scene…

New Display of Mickey Mouse Snack Magnets

New Display of Mickey Mouse Snack Magnets

So let’s take a look and see if any of YOUR favorite Disney snacks have been memorialized in magnet form!
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#OnTheList: ‘Ohana Bread Pudding at Tambu Lounge in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

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This post is part of the DFB #OnTheList series, where we feature eats you’ve GOT to have while you’re at Disney! Let us know what’s on YOUR Disney Food Bucket List @DisneyFoodBlog #OnTheList!

 

Now, don’t get me wrong, Trader Sam’s… you’re pretty great. You are. But long before you and your wacky hijinks set up camp at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, there was (and still is!) a little place we know and love called the Tambu Lounge.

Outside of ‘Ohana itself (Tambu’s next door neighbor, located upstairs in the Great Ceremonial House), this is the only place you can get ‘Ohana Bread Pudding, which just so happens to be #OnTheList this week!

Now, for those of you who haven’t had ‘Ohana Bread Pudding, I put this little video together to give you an idea of how I, personally, feel about this dessert.  (You’re gonna want to turn on your sound for this to get the full effect of my feelings.)

Warning. This is pretty sexy.

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I’ll just give you a minute.

OK, I’m pretty sure you don’t even need to read the rest of this post to be convinced to put this on your list, but I’ll write it anyway just in case. ;-D

Tambu Lounge has a few other items on their list of “Greatest Hits,” of course. [Read more…]

Re-Review: Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

I already know what you’re gonna say. “AJ, you JUST went to Artist Point.”

And you’d be right. We reviewed this signature spot not long ago. And even Disney signature dining spots that I frequent, like Le Cellier or Flying Fish Cafe, usually don’t get that much coverage here on the blog.

But here’s the thing: that last visit was NOT awesome. From food to service, we left having felt completely underwhelmed. And I received several comments from readers requesting a “re-review” when a brand new chef took the helm.

So on a recent trip, I knew I had to check in. Even if everything hadn’t instantly transformed bippety-boppety-style, I was hoping to see some movement in the right direction.

Read on to see how the evening unfolded.

Atmosphere

The decor of Artist Point, like the rest of the Wilderness Lodge, pays tribute to the Arts and Crafts style as well as the sweeping vistas of the Pacific Northwest.

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Artist Point

But it differs from the rest of the resort in that it’s a touch less rustic, a bit more refined. Whereas the rest of Wilderness Lodge plays up warm wood hues with exposed beams and woodwork to drive home that cabin feel, Artist Point is dressed up with a creamy palette and beautiful artwork celebrating the region. [Read more…]

“The 2015 DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays e-Book″ Grand Launch and Discount

Tis the season to be merry with a trip to Walt Disney World! And Disney Food Blog is starting off the holiday season with the Grand Launch of the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2015 e-Book!

We’ve been busy updating all the latest holiday tips and brand new info you NEED to know before you hit the parks and resorts this November, December, and January! (Yep — we cover EVERYTHING in this one — not just food!) With over 330 pages of detailed information, over 300 color photos, and multiple bonus extras, it WILL save you time and money during the busiest season in Walt Disney World! And it’s here just in time!

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And since we want you to save some cash right NOW, we have a steep discount for DFB readers (as always!). Get the brand new guide today for 20% off the regular purchase price for a limited time! How? Use code PEPPERMINT at the check-out!

The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2015 e-Book Is Here!

The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2015 e-Book features over 330 pages of all the info you need to know before you head to Walt Disney World for the holiday season, including NEW events and holiday happenings, over 300 photos, and an informative FAQ section. It includes:

  • Detailed descriptions and photos of every holiday event and activity happening at the parks and resorts this year — including tips on how to make the best use of your time and money when visiting!
  • A full chapter dedicated to all “New for 2015″ events, dining options, and activities, including what’s new at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, and Epcot’s Holidays Around the World.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Holiday cooking tips and recipes straight from Walt Disney World chefs
  • Updated chapter on where to dine with no advance dining reservations.
  • Updated chapter on 10 must-eat snacks this holiday season.
  • A clickable 3-Month Schedule of Holiday Events so you can see at-a-glance what looks interesting to you.
  • 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.
  • Updated Scavenger Hunts for every theme park
  • Disney Cruise Line Chapter
  • A Preview of the 2016 Holidays in Disney World
  • And more!

Don’t Miss Out on Any Disney Holiday Fun!

You’re probably paying a lot of money for your Disney holiday vacation…and we’re here to make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck! And with the holiday season already here, the time is now!

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Holiday Guide Sample Pages

Booking early for holiday events and dining is critical, and our exclusive [Read more…]

Review: Boston Cream Cupcake at Contempo Cafe in Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Welcome back to the Contempo Cafe in Disney’s Contemporary Resort!

The last time we paid a visit to Contempo, we checked out a line-up of five new desserts that had hit the almost-famous Contempo Cafe bakery case. At the time, these included the Strawberry Blondie Banana Split, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich, the Cream Horn, the Swirl Cone Cupcake, and the Peanut Butter Pie.

Yes, that fabulous Peanut Butter Pie is still there (confession: my main motivation for stopping by more recently was to make sure that it indeed was)! In fact, the only one of the five that hasn’t remained on a longer-term basis is the Swirl Cone Cupcake. Of course, that’s not altogether unexpected, seeing as Contempo Cafe has a great reputation for changing up cupcakes quite often. Which is exactly why it’s fun to stop by… you never know what you might find.

This time, my search resulted in finding the Boston Cream Cupcake.

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Boston Cream Cupcake

Taking inspiration from the famous Boston Cream Pie (which, in actuality, is a cake as opposed to a traditional pie), this yellow cupcake has a pastry cream filling and is topped with chocolate buttercream icing. The garnish is a chocolate ganache, with an added touch of white and dark chocolate swirls as a bit of decoration. [Read more…]

DFB Podcast Episode 25: Dining With Kids in Disney, Part 1

We are back with Episode 25 of the DFB Podcast and it’s time to talk about dining with kids at Disney World and Disneyland!

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What’s It About?
In this episode AJ and Brad talk kids! We’re pretty sure we’re going to have about seven thousand podcasts about dining with your kids in the parks and resorts, but here’s our first crack at it…and it’s a doozy!

Dive in and listen as the hosts discuss licking or not licking the mashed potato spoon at buffets, why you want to go to Coral Reef with your kids, how to make sure you have the best character meal experience you possibly can, and more in Episode 25 of the DFB Podcast!

FYI — be prepared for explicit language!! Brad says H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks in this episode!! It’s getting crazy up in here!

Listen right now at DFBPodcast.com, or subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher!

Kids' Chicken Fingers Meal -- on a frisbee!

Kids’ Chicken Fingers Meal — on a frisbee!

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Review: The Grand Cocktail at Mizner’s Lounge in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Recently while in Walt Disney World, a friend and I had some time to kill between events. So we decided to stop into Mizner’s Lounge for a little refreshment.

Mizner’s Lounge is located in the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. This beautiful bar and lounge is a relaxing place to unwind any time of the day. But I especially love it in the evenings, when you can catch the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra playing.

You’ll find Mizner’s tucked back into one end of the second floor at the Grand. Its location off the beaten path means that it’s usually on the quiet side here. You don’t just “happen upon” Mizner’s. You have to actually go to it.

Since I’m usually here after dark, I decided to take a look around and get a few photos of it for you during the day.

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Mizner’s Lounge — The Bar Area

Mizner’s, along with the rest of the Grand, underwent a little refresh a few years back. The overall effect is still elegant, but it’s a lot less formal. And check out the views of the beautiful Grand Floridian grounds from the lounge’s windows! [Read more…]