2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival News! More Eat to the Beat Concert Series Acts

The news about the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival continues to trickle in. We are keeping our ears to the ground to bring you all of the news as soon as we get it!

eat-to-the-beat-logo

While we await pieces of information like more details about the 35 booths celebrating 35 years of Epcot and when The Chew might be in town this year, we’re also keeping an eye on just which acts we can expect to see for Eat to the Beat.

The Eat to the Beat Concert Series takes place nearly every night of the festival. Shows are scheduled three times each evening, so you’re guaranteed to be able to catch your favorite acts, even if you have special events or low cost demonstrations or seminars booked.

We’re still awaiting the full line up — it could be announced any day now — but today, we’re sharing with you a few additional acts that we’ve learned about in recent days!

As always, the information we share is subject to change. For the very latest information on this year’s festival, keep an eye on our main 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page. And for the very latest updates delivered directly to you, subscribe to the DFB Newsletter! [Read more…]

New DFB Video: A Review of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We have an amazing treat for you today in our latest DFB Video as we share our very first look at Pandora — The World of Avatar!

Pandora the World of Avatar Flight of Passage Queue-8

This brand new world is in soft opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and we were lucky to get a sneak peek of everything this amazing place has to offer!

[Read more…]

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Disney World and Disneyland!

Happy Mother’s Day!! How about a day at Disneyland or Disney World just for mom?

A sweet treat just for Mom! ©Disney

A sweet treat just for Mom! ©Disney

If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day, check out these special dining options at Disney World and Disneyland! [Read more…]

Start Your Disney Trip Planning With The DFB Guide Mother’s Day Sale!

Mom is the BEST. She does all the things. Cooking and cleaning. Running and waiting. Kissing away ouchies and cheering you on at that soccer game. And you totally forgot to get her something for Mother’s Day, didn’t you? ;-D

For all the hats she wears and for the hundreds of ways everyday that she makes life better, we’re honoring all the moms this weekend with the DFB Mother’s Day Sale!

 

DFB-Mothers-Day-Sale_01

So this weekend, get 40% off when you purchase any DFB Guide E-Book Bundle, then forward the books on to Mom so she can start planning her super fun Disney vacation! Use code MICKEYMOM for the discount!

Want to know a little more about our DFB Guide E-Book Bundles? Read on for all of the details!

The DFB Everything Bundle — For An Additional 40% OFF the Already Low Bundled Price!

Once again, as a big THANKS to our loyal readers and their awesome MOMS, we’re offering a special deal for Mother’s Day. And since everyone wants EVERYTHING…that’s what we’re giving you!

2017 Everything Bundle

Today, you can purchase the DFB Everything Bundle for 40% off the already low bundle price! It’s a $100 value for just $36! Enter code MICKEYMOM at check-out for the deal. [Read more…]

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tip: How Many Days Should I Budget For the Festival?

You Guys! It’ll be here before we know it!! YEP — I’m talking about the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for August 31-November 13. This year’s festival offers a record 75 days of fantastic eats, drinks, and more!

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Logo Disney

Already, we’re starting to get our very first big pieces of news about how this year’s festival will shape up.

We know for sure that there will be 35 booths to celebrate the 35 years of Epcot, and that both India and Spain will return in 2017.

While we await the announcement of the rest of the new booths, we can still start our planning! If you haven’t already done it, this is a great time to preorder the 2017 DFB Guide to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. We have all the tips, tricks, and strategies that will make this your best fest yet! AND when you preorder the 2017 guide, you get the 2016 guide for free as an immediate download — so you can start your planning now!

In the meantime, we’re sharing some of our best tips for making the most of your time at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival from our guide’s Frequently Asked Questions section. Today’s question is:

How Many Days Should I Budge For The Epcot Food and Wine Festival?

We get this one all the time! And while there’s no right or wrong answer, we definitely have a few things for you to consider as you make your decision.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

If possible, plan for two or more days. See, here’s the thing. For all that we talk about the festival centerpiece — the marketplace booths — there is so much more to do and experience. And it’s not all super pricey. [Read more…]

News and Photo Tour: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Dining Options During Construction

Editor’s Note: We’ve confirmed that all options — grab and go, the buffet, and the food truck options, are all considered to be quick service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.

Thanks to the huge brouhaha that it caused, most of us know that Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World is undergoing a massive renovation starting — well, now.

Contruction at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Contruction is Underway at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

While the resort undergoes what is from all accounts going to be a gigantic, transformative makeover, dining options are obviously going to be impacted. In fact, Caribbean Beach Resort’s only bar, Banana Cabana, and its only sit-down restaurant, Shutters, are closing to make way for the overhaul.

Shutters Entrance

Shutters Entrance Last Week

Obviously, people still need to eat, though. So we’ve been monitoring the situation closely. As part of that, we’ve visited the resort a couple of times over the last two weeks to bring you descriptions and photos of everything, as the transitional plans shape up. [Read more…]

Spotted: Lightsaber Churros at Disneyland (and Maybe Coming Back to Disney World!)

Star Wars AND Churro Fans, listen up! Look what Dining in Disneyland reporter extraordinaire Heather Sievers has found in Disneyland!!

CHURRO LIGHT SABERS!!!!

CHURRO LIGHTSABERS!!!!

Yep! We’re talking Sith and Jedi Lightsaber…Churros! For realz.

Red and Blue Churros

Red and Blue Churro Sign

We spied them at the Churro Cart in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland, and they’ll be there throughout the month of May.

Churro Cart in Disneyland's Tomorrowland

Churro Cart in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland

But we also spotted them in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May the Fourth. While we hear they’ll be back, they aren’t there as of press time, unfortunately. But..a new hope! For churros! (What?!) [Read more…]

Guest Review: “Eat This, Not That” in Disney World’s Pandora — The World of Avatar

For the past weeks we’ve been getting some amazing reports, reviews, and photos from dozens of DFB readers who have been to Pandora during cast previews, eaten multiple menu items, and sent us their thoughts!

While we here at DFB haven’t been to Pandora, yet, we’ve compiled the reviews of our readers into an Eat This Not That guide for the World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom that I hope will help out those of us who are headed to Pandora later this month! We always love when the DFB community can help each other out, and we think this is a great example of one of those times!

For those who aren’t sure what we’re talking about, Pandora — The World of Avatar, is a new land opening later this month in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Floating mountains in Pandora!

Floating mountains in Pandora!

Cast member previews are running right now, and we’re super excited to see the menu items from Satu’li Canteen (the land’s new quick-service location) as they’re served (and not a la Disney promotional pics). Let’s take a look! And stay tuned at the bottom of this post for our Eat This, Not That Recommendation List!

[Read more…]

Celebrate Star Wars Day With Great Finds!

May the 4th is HERE, so get ready to brush off your Star Wars togs, mugs, and other gear to celebrate the holiday the right way!

Rebel Hangar atmosphere

Rebel Hangar atmosphere

What’s that? You need more Star Wars stuff in your life? Meee tooooo! See? We totally get each other.

That’s why I wanted to share some of my favorite Star Wars merch finds with you today. Maybe you’re gearing up to celebrate the release of The Last Jedi later this year. Or you might be looking for that perfect gift for Mom or Dad in time for Mother’s or Father’s Day. Or are you on the hunt for that perfect grad gift?

Whatever you’re after, check out these fun finds! And don’t forget to head over to Disney Store to catch the deals today!

[Read more…]

News: Mickey Mouse Celebration Cakes Coming to Disney World this Spring

Celebrating your birthday, anniversary, or the fact that you’re on vacation is getting a little bit sweeter this spring at Disney World! Disney is introducing new Mickey Mouse Celebration Cakes that can be ordered at select table service restaurants.

©Disney

©Disney

The Mickey Mouse Celebration Cakes will be available in chocolate or white chocolate and can be ordered at any Walt Disney World owned-and-operated table service restaurant. [Read more…]