The Year in Review: Top Disney News Stories of 2017

Happy New Year!

There’s no denying that 2017 has been a year of changes, some good and some not-so-good. But when it comes to Disney food news, we have to say this year has been FULL of updates!

Ready to ring in the New Year!

Ready to ring in the New Year!

And as we get ready to ring in the New Year with party hats, noisemakers, and a toast, we’re taking a few minutes to review some of the biggest Disney Food News stories of 2017!

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BIGGEST Sale of the Year: 50% off Everything at the DFB Store

Now that the gifts have been unwrapped, it’s time to start thinking about your 2018 Walt Disney World vacation!

And we can help – our BIGGEST sale of the year is back for a limited time encore! Right now we have a huge sale happening at the DFB Store – and you can save BIG! THIS IS OUR BEST SALE OF THE YEAR!

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Right now you can save 50% off EVERYTHING at the DFB Store – all the DFB Guides and Gift Certificates – including the Everything Bundle! This popular bundle includes ALL of our DFB Guides including the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, the DFB Guide to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and all of our Snack Guides!

The Everything Bundle is already discounted, and today you can get even bigger savings with promo code DFB50!

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FULL Review!! Pizza Ponte in Disney Springs

Pizza by the slice — and more! — is, at long last, available in Disney Springs thanks to the arrival of Pizza Ponte!

As one third of a trio of eateries in Disney Springs, Pizza Ponte provides a fast-casual option for guests hoping to try out the Italian cuisine offered by this new group of restaurants headed by the Patina Restaurant Group. Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante (a table service restaurant) and Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar will make up the other components of the group when they open in coming weeks.

By the name, you obviously know that the headliner item is PIZZA — more specifically, Sicilian pizza served by the slice. But sandwiches, pastries, and espresso also make up the menu.

But I’ve said the word “pizza” enough by now that I’m sure everyone’s more than ready to dig into a slice, so let’s start our tour now!

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Pizza Ponte is the starting point of the greater story of the business ventures of Maria and Enzo. You’ll find the new locations in The Landing, with nearest landmarks being STK Orlando and Paradiso 37 (and, of course, the VERY soon-to-be-open Edison).

Walkway to Maria & Enzo's, Enzo's Hideaway, Pizza Ponte, and The Edison

Walkway to Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway, Pizza Ponte, and The Edison

In fact, you’ll enter Pizza Ponte under the sign for Maria and Enzo’s Ristorante, under the simple label of “Pizzeria.” [Read more…]

First Look!: Pizza Ponte in Disney Springs Now Open!

Just in time for the crazy busy holiday rush in Disney World, Pizza Ponte has opened to guests in Disney Springs! Pizza Ponte is one of three Italian eateries connected by setting and story getting set to make their official debuts in Disney Springs. This fast-casual spot (no Advance Dining Reservation required) will be joined shortly by Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar, with all spots expected to be fully operational in January.

cannoli at Pizza Ponte!

cannoli at Pizza Ponte!

Sicilian pizza served by the slice is the headliner at Pizza Ponte (for $7 a slice), and it’s accompanied by hand-crafted sandwiches on Roman pizza bread and a large variety of desserts including Cannoli and Mascarpone Cheesecake.

Starting in 2018, Pizza Ponte will open at 8AM daily and offer an Italian quick service breakfast including coffee and pastries.

DFB was at Pizza Ponte TODAY to get you a first look! Stay tuned for our full review coming soon, but in the meantime, let’s take a look around!

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Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels to Offer Dining Coupon Passport and More in 2018

We know that booking a Walt Disney World vacation can be a daunting experience — especially when trying to decide where to lay your head each night! Disney resorts number in the dozens (with expansions, renovations, and new resorts in progress!), with tons of Orlando-area hotels to consider as well.

Watch the Fireworks from the Polynesian Resort Beach!

You can never go wrong at the Polynesian Village Resort!

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News: Select Disney World Resort Restaurants Now Available to Reserve on OpenTable

You may be familiar with OpenTable as an online tool to make restaurant reservations in dining locations across the United States. For some time now, several Disney Springs restaurants have been available for booking via the website, but those have been relegated to non-Disney owned restaurants.

OpenTable Screenshot

OpenTable Screenshot

But that just changed, as six additional Disney World Resort restaurants are now available for booking on Open Table: Flying Fish at BoardWalk Inn, Grand Floridian Cafe at the Grand Floridian, Boatwright’s at Port Orleans Resort — Riverside, The Wave at the Contemporary Resort, Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge, and Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge. These are in addition to Olivia’s Cafe at Old Key West Resort, Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Village Resort, and Jiko at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

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NEWS: Garden Rocks Concerts Announced for 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The lineup of performers has been announced for the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!

Garden Rocks concert series performers announced!

Garden Rocks concert series performers announced!

The Garden Rocks concerts take place Friday through Monday nights throughout the festival and this year’s lineup features seven new-to-the-Festival performers, including a few that are regulars at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Click Here for All the Details on the 2018 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival!

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News: Rapunzel’s Royal Table Coming to the Disney Magic Cruise Ship

Disney Cruise Line’s original ship, the Disney Magic, underwent a stem-to-stern Re-Imagineering in 2013, which brought enhancements to the the ship resulting in new lounges, water features, and new and refreshed dining spaces (among other changes).

Disney Magic

The Disney Magic

And now, further changes are coming to the Magic, including a brand new restaurant! Rapunzel’s Royal Table will debut on sailings beginning March 9, 2018.

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Even More Awesome Disney Gifts for the Holiday Season!

Woo!  Christmas is approaching at warp speed, and if you’re like us, you’re still putting the finishing touches on your Christmas to-buy list. (Or maybe you’re more prepared than we are. If so, teach us your ways!)

Here are some nifty and original ideas for the holiday season… and beyond!

Mickey’s Candy Shop Village Figurine

We love a Christmas village — all the more so when the village includes adorable Disney-styled buildings like this one!

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It’s so cute and seasonally appropriate that we’ll be leaving ours out well past New Years, thankyouverymuch! ;)

Mickey Mouse Cufflinks

For the snazzy dresser who still likes a dose of whimsy, these Mickey Cufflinks are a total must have! And we’re calling these out because they are good for year-round gifting!

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Join the DFB Newsletter and Be Entered to Win A Disney Holiday Gift Box!

Happy Holidays! It’s the most magical time of year!

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If you’re anything like us (and we know you are!) you LOVE the holidays at Disney World including all of the special holiday merchandise!

And, if you want a chance to win some of those Disney World holiday goodies, then you’ll want to sign up for the DFB Newsletter!

Sign Up for the DFB Newsletter for a Chance to Win!

We have TWO Holiday Gift Boxes that include holiday merchandise from Disney World plus exclusive Passholder and limited-edition pins from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! And all you need to do to be automatically entered to win is subscribe to the DFB Newsletter!

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Holiday Gift Box Goodies!

Join the Newsletter NOW to be entered to win! Winners will be chosen Sunday, December 17th!

So, what makes the DFB Newsletter so good? There is always SO MUCH to cover when it comes to Disney and food that we can’t cover it all on the blog. So that’s where our newsletter comes in!

With color photos, additional content, and exclusive deals on DFB products — like our full line of DFB Guide e-books — the newsletter is our way of communicating all that’s happening in the world of Disney Food.

But there’s MORE! DFB Newsletter subscribers are the FIRST to learn about FREE Dining and other Disney discounts because we send them directly to your inbox! [Read more…]