EAT THIS at Epcot Festival of the Holidays!

It’s a global Celebration of the Season at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays!!

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

This new Epcot Festival just kicked off today and runs through December 30, 2017. All of the elements of Holidays Around the World (the previous name for Epcot’s annual celebration) have returned, including International Holiday Storytellers and food booths around World Showcase.

Holiday Storytellers in Norway

Holiday Storytellers in Norway

The Candlelight Processional will begin nightly performances starting November 24th as will the expanded Peace on Earth holiday version of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Brand new this year is Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree — a festive Scavenger Hunt similar to Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt from the Food and Wine Festival. Only this time, were helping Chip & Dale collect ornaments to decorate their Christmas Tree.

But BEST OF ALL… the HOLIDAY FOOD BOOTHS are back! Better yet, these yuletide Food Booths (similar to the Food and Wine Festival’s Marketplace Booths), which debuted in 2016, have expanded greatly from last year’s seven booths.

CLICK HERE for pictures of EVERY FOOD ITEM AT THE BOOTHS, PLUS prices and menus!

So we’ve got LOTS to see and TASTE as we check out the Best of the FESTat the Epcot Festival of the Holidays! And you might as well get your stretchy Thanksgiving pants out NOW, is all I’m sayin’…

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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.

Read What Our Customers Say!

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!

As always we thank you for your support of Disney Food Blog and the work we do here. We couldn’t do it without you! :-D

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! 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts Booth Menus

Yes, we are getting ready to head to the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays this coming Sunday. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of other Festival news to go around… because menus are up for the Food Studios coming to the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, running from January 12 through February 19, 2018

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

Just like the Festival’s inaugural year in 2017, three artistic disciplines will be celebrated: Culinary, Visual, and Performing Arts.

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News: Select Disney World Counter Service Restaurants Serving Turkey Meals on Thanksgiving Day

What’s Thanksgiving Day without Turkey with all the trimmings? For years now, Table Service restaurants all over Disney World have served traditional Thanksgiving Day meals to visitors on Thanksgiving Day. But this year, a few Counter Service locations are even getting in on the Thanksgiving fun!

Pecos Bill's Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

In Magic Kingdom, you can stop by Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe on November 23rd for a full meal of Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, and Gravy.

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Epcot’s Sunshine Seasons will serve a Thanksgiving Plate for lunch and dinner featuring all those same elements. [Read more…]

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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EVERYTHING ON THE MENU REVIEW: Choza de Margarita IS OPEN in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion!

Wow, are we EVER glad to say “Welcome!” to Choza de Margarita — here at long last!!!

Choza de Margarita (originally announced as Choza Tequila) is the brand new outdoor margarita bar opening TODAY right next to Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion. Once upon a time, we could all pick up a margarita — or two ;) — at the small, thatched roof Mexico Margarita Stand during a World Showcase stroll. But when the neighboring Norway Pavilion expanded to add new Frozen-themed attractions, we were saddened to learn that the humble little kiosk would be closed to accommodate construction in that area.

The operative word in that sentence, of course, is “WERE.”

Because CHOZA IS OPEN!!!

Choza de Margarita sign

Choza de Margarita sign

Atmosphere

Choza de Margarita is located directly adjacent to the Pavilion’s pyramid. And its design details are fitting to its location. If you remember the ol’ Margarita Stand, then you’ll recall the little thatched roof placed atop a kiosk that held just a couple of Cast Members at any given time.

Well, the thatched roofing still sets the scene at Choza de Margarita, but this new spot can definitely hold more than a few people at once! [Read more…]

News! Dates Announced for the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

HOORAY!! The dates for the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival have been announced! Mark your calendars for February 28 – May 28, 2018*, when the Festival will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary throughout the 90 days of the Festival!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

That’s the time you can expect to be enjoying Disney Character Topiaries all around Epcot, the Garden Rocks Concert Series (with Dining Packages for the Series returning for 2018), Garden Tours and other activities dedicated to gardening for all those Green Thumbs — and aspiring Green Thumbs — out there!

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REVIEW: All the Treats at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! (Plus Exclusive Merchandise!)

Ho, ho, ho, it’s here! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is here! And I went on the very first night so I could give you the scoop on all the holiday bites and sips!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

The Magic Kingdom was bedecked in her absolute finest, Cinderella Castle was positively glowing, and there was more than enough merriment to go around!

Holiday Decorations on Main Street, USA!

Holiday Decorations on Main Street, USA!

Let’s party!

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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…]