Review: Catching the Game and Some Eats at ESPN Club on Walt Disney World’s BoardWalk!

Walt Disney World has something for everyone — from rides and attractions to resorts and dining. Today we’re visiting a sports fan’s go-to table service spot in Disney World: ESPN Club!

ESPN Club is an active, energetic restaurant located at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort and Villas. And as you might expect, it’s not only sports-themed from the walls to the menu, it’s also a fantastic place to watch the big game.

And since the World Cup is still lighting up screens around the globe, it’s important to know that there are TVs EVERYWHERE. Even in the bathrooms. Yup, you don’t have to miss a second of the game. (Priorities.)

The food, which might very well be secondary for a lot of diners, is OK. It’s no Flying Fish or Abracadabar — both located just a stone’s throw away. But you’re not really at ESPN Club for the eats; you’re there for the game! And the good news is: the food will fuel you long after the final whistle blows!

ESPN Club

ESPN Club

Atmosphere

The name of the game at ESPN Club is televised sports. And so the atmosphere really revolves around large screens sharing the latest must-watch games and events.

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Food for Thought: Should I go to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival?

It’s time to think about planning for Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, and if you’re like a lot of Walt Disney World guests, you’re trying to decide if you want to brave the crowds in order to graze the grub. We get it: Food and Wine isn’t for everyone.

Here is some food for thought about Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival to help you decide if it’s right for you! 

2017 Epcot Food and Wine

2017 Epcot Food and Wine

1. Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival draws big crowds.

If you love swimming upstream (both ways) in a sea of human beings, we have good news! Food and Wine draws huge crowds to Epcot’s World Showcase (in particular) and the rest of the park. This can create an energetic and festive atmosphere that’s tailor made for those who thrive on being around other like-minded foodies and celebrants.

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What’s New in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom: July 11, 2018

Hello, lords and ladies, and welcome to What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom! Summer is in full swing here, and with the changing of the seasons comes some seasonal eats, some fun merchandise, a bit o’ construction, and a moment of zen. Come along!

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Magic Kingdom Menus & Eats

At Casey’s Corner on Main Street, U.S.A., the dog of the month is the Casey’s Classic. We reviewed this back when it was called the Breakfast Dog! It’s loaded with hash browns, cheddar cheese, bacon, onion straws, and a chipotle ranch drizzle.

Casey's Classic Hot Diggity Dog of the Month

Casey’s Classic Hot Diggity Dog of the Month

Also on Main Street: pick up a Mickey Balloon Popcorn Bucket while they last! [Read more…]

2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Tips: How Many Days Should I Plan to Attend?

Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival will be starting before you know it (August 30 to November 12, to be exact!), and with 75 (!!!) days of incredible food booths, demonstrations, music, and special events on tap, you’re going to want to start your planning ASAP!

Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival

Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival

Luckily for you, the DFB has been playing the Food and Wine game for decades, and we’ve gathered everything you need to know into one handy source: the 2018 DFB Guide to Epcot Food and Wine. We’ve packed this 250+ page eBook with details and tips galore! It’ll be your go-to resource during the festival.

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Review: Rose & Crown at Walt Disney World’s Epcot

Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room is a favorite of many Walt Disney World guests — and it’s easy to see why.

The charm of this table service restaurant is apparent from the curb, as the facades of the United Kingdom in Epcot’s World Showcase blend from one architectural era to the next. And inside the doors? The charm continues.

But all the charm in the world doesn’t mean a thing if the food isn’t good — and here, it’s good. Almost across the board, we’ve enjoyed our visits to Rose & Crown, no matter whether we dined in the Dining Room or in the Rose & Crown Pub that’s adjacent to the restaurant proper.

On our last visit, we tried a Battered Bangers and Mash dish in the pub, but on this most recent visit, we were in the mood for the Dining Room — and those entrees!

Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room

Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room

Atmosphere

Rose & Crown impresses from the jump, with the exteriors heavy and classic. We love the dark green window casings of the Rose & Crown Pub.

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Haunted Mansion Starbucks Mug Selling Out FAST In Disneyland!

New Orleans Square is one of our favorite areas of Disneyland Resort — and not just because it’s the home of Cafe Orleans, where we happily nosh on three of our top Disney Parks eats: the Monte Cristo sandwich, Pommes Frites with amazing Spicy Cajun Remoulade, and Mickey-Shaped beignets (which we can finally enjoy at Walt Disney World, too!).

New Orleans Square

New Orleans Square

New Orleans Square also happens to be the location of two of the park’s most iconic rides: Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion. And it’s these must-do attractions that have been immortalized as only Starbucks can: on a You Are Here Mug!

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New Milkshake May Debut at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival in Disney World

Looks like we’ll likely welcome at least one new menu item to the Ireland Booth for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Ireland Booth

Ireland Booth

We’ve been told that according to Edible Orlando‘s print publication, a Guinness Baileys Milkshake may be on the menu.

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Recommended Disney World Dining Plan One Credit Restaurant Values

Purchasing the Disney Dining Plan (or scoring free DDP!) for your Walt Disney World vacation can mean real value for your vacation dining — but some uses of those Disney Dining Plan credits (officially called entitlements) are better than others.

Cinderella Castle Views

Cinderella Castle Views

Here at the DFB, we help you make the most of your credits with videos like How to Master the Disney Dining Plan and info about the Best Uses of Quick Service Credits.

This time, it’s all about the one-credit table service Disney Dining Plan! We scour menus to try to find the monetary values, but we also consider food quality and the atmosphere in which guests dine. Because it doesn’t matter how much money you’re saving by using your credits if the restaurant’s environment and food are duds.

So here are our 2018 picks for Recommended Disney Dining Plan One Credit Values!

Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs

Easily one of the most spectacular restaurants in terms of decor and ambiance, Morimoto Asia in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs also offers tremendous value. But the best part? The food is outstanding!

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

Dinner at Morimoto Asia is a signature affair and requires two DDP credits, but for 2018, lunch remains one credit — and it’s a credit very well spent! Some entrees here cost nearly $40, and there are plenty of options for alcoholic beverages if you’re looking to up your value even further.

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What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and Resorts! June 21, 2018

The DFB is back with another fun What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom-Area Resorts!

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Menus and Eats

This Funfetti Donut Cake Pop at Creature Comforts is super fun! And since it’s shaped like a donut, that makes this cake pop breakfast-approved, right? You can find these at all the Starbucks in Disney World for a limited time.

Funfetti Donut Cake Pop at Creature Comforts

Funfetti Donut Cake Pop at Creature Comforts

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UPDATES to Epcot Eats! Even More Poutine and an Changed-Up Stowaway Mary at Refreshment Port!

We never turn down an opportunity to visit Walt Disney World’s Epcot, and one of our favorite Epcot activities is checking out the new eats. ;) Refreshment Port, located on the path between World Showcase and Future World, is a convenient spot to grab a quick bite.

Epcot Beauty

Epcot Beauty

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