News! New Steak (With NO Mac and Cheese) Debuts at Mama Melrose in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been a guest go-to for years, and the Strip Steak with Mac and Cheese has — by far — the most fans (yours truly included).

Strip Steak and Mac and Cheese at Mama Melrose's

Strip Steak and Mac and Cheese at Mama Melrose’s

Which is why it pains us to report that the steak has changed. And the Mac and Cheese? It’s disappeared, and has been replaced with… a bed of potatoes. (Whaaaat?!) The new dish is a Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Fingerling Potatoes. [Read more…]

News: Spy Glass Grille Opening in Early 2018 at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Dining options at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort have been very limited since this spring when the Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters, and the Banana Cabana Pool Bar closed as part of the huge renovation project happening at the resort.

Old Port Royale at Caribbean Beach Resort

Old Port Royale at Caribbean Beach Resort

In addition to the three Island Markets (aka repurposed hotel rooms), where guests can find grab-and-go items and purchase refillable mugs, breakfast and dinner are available in a temporary tent located near Centertown, and a food truck is also on site.

But there’s some good news to report! According to wdwnt.com, a new quick service location is set to open in early 2018 at the resort! [Read more…]

News: Holiday Elephant Tiki Mug Coming to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar on November 30th

You may recall the debut of the 2016 Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, causing lines for daaaayz of guests hoping to grab the limited edition piece (and causing more of the same when it arrived at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Disney World shortly thereafter). Well, get ready to face those lines again, my friends… because the 1st Edition Holiday Elephant Tiki Mug will arrive at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland Hotel on November 30th!

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Holiday Elephant Tiki Mug ©Disney

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What’s New at Animal Kingdom and the All-Star Resorts: November 27, 2017

You know we love to bring you the latest Disney World food news, and this week we are checking out What’s New at Animal Kingdom and the All-Star Resorts!

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Welcome!

There is a TON of seasonal fun going on as we officially enter the Holiday Season, so get ready to join us and see it all!

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Animal Kingdom is all sorts of FESTIVE, as the beloved park Christmas Tree is up for the season! And it’s just as magnificent as ever, presiding over the entrance to the park. [Read more…]

DFB Cyber Week Sale – 50% off Everything at the DFB Store

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The Holidays are off to a great start! We are making our lists and I know you are, too! And I bet you’re wondering, “What should I get the Disney Food Lover on my list?”

We have the perfect idea: our most popular DFB e-book the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Diningdeeply discounted for a VERY limited time!

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For a limited time only, save 50% off of the pre-order of the 2018 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining! Just use promo code DFB50 at DFBStore.com for incredible savings on our most popular DFB e-book. (And because, it’s a pre-order you’ll also get the 2017 edition FREE as an instant download!)

The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining includes over 600 pages of our best tips, suggestions, reviews, and recommendations — and over 500 color photos! There’s something for everyone! Want to see sample pages and more information? Here you go! [Read more…]

Our BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR on Disney Travel Guides!

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

We hope you’re enjoying the long holiday weekend with your family and friends! And we’ve got a little something to make it even sweeter. No driving or camping out or fighting-of-crowds required.

On this Black Friday we wanted to offer you something extra to be thankful for, so here’s our BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR!! — 50% off every DFB Guide, Bundle, and Gift Certificate with promo code DFB50!

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This means, that for a limited time only, you can save 50% on everything, including our popular Everything Bundle! Use promo code DFB50 at the DFB Store to get HUGE savings on this already-discounted bundle (or any other DFB Guide that you want)!

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The Everything Bundle includes SEVEN of our most popular DFB Guides — including the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, the Holiday Guide, and more — at 50% off an already discounted price! Want to see more? Check out the details here! [Read more…]

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!
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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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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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