DFB Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars Extravaganza!

AAAAAAAH!!!! Two more weeks until Star Wars: The Force Awakens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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There’s a ton of cool stuff that comes along with a movie launch like this, and I know your kid/dad/brother/sister/wife/best friend/babysitter/neighbor NEEDS some of this Star Wars stuff beneath the tree this year.

Let’s check it out! [Read more…]

#OnTheList: Caramel Kiss at Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

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This post is part of the DFB #OnTheList series, where we feature eats you’ve GOT to have while you’re at Disney! Let us know what’s on YOUR Disney Food Bucket List @DisneyFoodBlog #OnTheList!

 

If the visions of sugarplums that dance in your head around this time of year are accompanied by any of the caramel treats served at Karamell-Küche in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion, then you’ve gotta check out the Hot Salted Caramel — this year dubbed the Caramel Kiss — that we’re featuring on a special holiday edition of #OnTheList this week!

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As you stroll around World Showcase enjoying the music and stories by the Holiday Storytellers, you can also experience the holiday culinary traditions of the countries represented in the Showcase Pavilions.

Germany Holiday Show

Germany Holiday Show

Before or after you enjoy listening to Helga share her country’s traditions in the Germany Pavilion (with a little help from her favorite Nutcracker), you should really stop by the Prost! kiosk-stand-Christkindlmarkt-thingy to check out the festive beverages.

Prost! Holiday Drinks Stand

Prost! Holiday Drinks Stand

The traditional German drink of warm, spiced Glühwein can be found here. It’s often the star beverage. And while I’m certainly in favor of that, my recommendation is that you consider the other Specialty Beverages, like this year’s Caramel Kiss!

Prost Menu in Epcot's Germany

Prost Menu in Epcot’s Germany

Perhaps you’ve heard of Drinking Chocolate… but how about Drinking Caramel? Because THAT’S essentially what the Caramel Kiss is: warm, rich, buttery, melted caramel, custom made for sipping. And while that may sound a little off, I’m asking you to trust me on this one.

Caramel Kiss at Epcot's Germany Prost! Stand

Caramel Kiss at Epcot’s Germany Prost! Stand

I don’t think you’ll regret it.

Now, it’s BEYOND rare that I recommend passing by Karamell-Küche, but listen: like Christmas itself, Hot Salted Caramel only comes ‘round once a year at Epcot. Plus, it’s all in the name of celebrating Werther’s Caramel, so I think we’re in the clear ;) .

Caramel Kiss at Epcot's Germany

Caramel Kiss at Epcot’s Germany

As they say in Germany… Prost!

What’s On YOUR Disney Food Bucket List?

The Caramel Kiss is featured on the DFB Disney Food Bucket List — #OnTheList! Check out the list for more must-eats, and tweet, instagram, and Facebook your Disney Food Bucket List items @DisneyFoodBlog with #OnTheList!

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Don’t Miss Out on Any Disney Holiday Fun!

We’ve been hard at work updating the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays, 2015 e-Book with all the latest holiday tips and brand new info you NEED to know before you hit the parks this November, December, and January!

Order your holiday guide today!

Order your holiday guide today!

With 330 pages of detailed information and multiple bonus extras, it WILL save you time and money during the busiest season in Walt Disney World! And it’s here just in time!

And since we want you to save some cash right NOW, we have a special discount for DFB readers (as always!).

Get the brand new guide today for 20% off the regular purchase price for a limited time! How? Use code PEPPERMINT at the check-out!

The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2015 e-Book features 330 pages of all the info you need to know (and not JUST food!) before you head to Walt Disney World for the holiday season, including NEW events and holiday happenings, plus over 300 photos.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy for a 20% off using code PEPPERMINT at the check-out! Happy holidays from all of us here at DFB.

Which Disney holiday treat is on your Disney Food Bucket List? Please let us know with a comment!

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Yacht & Beach Club Resort to Feature Adventurers Club Entertainment

New Year’s Eve celebrations aren’t hard to come by when you’re ringing in the New Year in Disney World!

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New Year’s Eve Toast

Maybe you’ll be welcoming 2016 with a special showing of Wishes at the Magic Kingdom or Illuminations at Epcot. And, of course, every year there are extra admission-required events also available for guests to choose from.

We shared some of the special holiday happenings taking place on December 31st at locations like Monsieur Paul, Le Cellier, and California Grill in a previous post. But for those looking for an extra-big splurge… the Countdown to Midnight might be just the thing to add to your celebration.

The Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center will be the setting for this special event, which Disney is billing as a Progressive “3-in-1” Party featuring food and cocktails, as well as live entertainment and music.

The celebration begins at 8:00 PM (with check-in starting at 7:30 PM). First, take a walk down nostalgia lane while enjoying an “interactive comedy reunion at the Adventurer’s Club(after stopping for a cocktail, beer, or wine at an open bar). Second, Club Live will set the stage for dancing to a live 9-piece band. Third, Club Vinyl will feature a 7-piece band playing jazzed-up versions of music from today in a “Preservation Hall” setting.

Additionally, special guest star Vanessa Williams has joined the lineup as the event’s headliner. 

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A View at Disney’s Yacht Club

Buffet and dessert stations and drinks are included with admission. And just before midnight, it will be time to put on a New Year’s Eve hat or tiara for the big countdown into 2016. Once the clock strikes twelve, a balloon drop and confetti blast will welcome the New Year, along with a champagne toast using your keepsake glass. [Read more…]

DFB Cyber Monday Sale: DFB Guide + Snacks Bundle for $10 Off!

The Holidays are officially underway! And while we’ve been busy as elves offering you awesome savings on some of our most popular DFB Guides this holiday weekend — but we aren’t finished yet!

We kicked off our holiday savings with 20% off everything in the DFB Store! Use Promo Code 20Sale to secure these savings!

On Turkey Day, we offered a special 1/2 off deal on our most popular e-book, the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World. Use Promo Code Thanksgiving to take advantage of this great deal.

And on Black Friday, we offered you everything — The Everything Bundle, that is — for $10 off! You can STILL get in on this one with Promo Code Savings15 at checkout!

Finally, in honor of Cyber Monday, we’re bringing you another irresistible sale, just in time for your Disney Trip Planning and Gift Giving Needs!

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DFB Black Friday Sale: Save BIG On Our Everything Bundle!

I hope you guys had a terrific Thanksgiving Day yesterday! I have to confess though, I’m not too motivated to do much today — except maybe plan my next trip to Disney. :-) So it’s time to carry on the holiday weekend with a little more celebrating…

…and offer you extra savings on one of our most popular Bundles!

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The DFB Everything Bundle — For Over 50% OFF the Individual Cover Prices!

Once again, as a big THANKS to our loyal readers, we’re offering a special deal for our Black Friday Sale. And since nothing is better than everything…that’s what we’re giving you!

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The DFB Everything Bundle — On Sale Today!

Today, you can purchase the DFB Everything Bundle for just $49.95! That’s OVER 50% off the total cost of the books when purchased separately (over $100)! Just enter code Savings15 at the check-out. [Read more…]

Save! Announcing the DFB Guide 50% Off Thanksgiving Day Sale

Happy Thanksgiving!! Are you spending any part of today out shopping? Or would you rather avoid the madness? Regardless of which camp you’re in, we can agree on one thing: Saving money is a win/win! So we are super excited to announce our DFB Guide Thanksgiving Sale!

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Get The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book 2016 Pre-Order TODAY for 50% Off!

The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining e-Book is an instantly downloadable PDF guide, featuring over 490 full-color pages of photographs, information, and advice about our favorite subjects — food and dining in Walt Disney World.

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Our team of Walt Disney World food experts have put together the most comprehensive guide to Walt Disney World food and dining available. With more than 25 years of experience eating and drinking our way through the Parks and Resorts, we’ve learned a thing or two — and we love sharing our secrets with you! [Read more…]

News: Disney World’s Ganachery Opening December 15 in Disney Springs

Chocolate lovers, take note: on Tuesday, December 15th, Disney World’s very own specialty chocolate shop — The Ganachery — will open its doors in The Landing of Disney Springs!

Hand-crafted chocolate indulgences will be the headliner, all day, everyday.

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According to Disney, “This isn’t about sugar and sweets, but pure and simple chocolate. The star of the show is a custom-made ganache, a luxurious, proprietary mixture of melted chocolate and cream.” [Read more…]

Pre-Holiday Deal! Save 20% Off EVERYTHING in the DFB Store TODAY!

It’s here, everyone! The Holiday Season is upon us — at Disney and everywhere else!

And we are here to help you pare down that shopping list — without killing yourself at the stores on Friday! If you have a Disney Fan to buy for, or you’re just looking for a great deal, then check out today’s offer as the holiday savings get underway!

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Save 20% Off of Everything in the DFB Store

We are kicking off our Black Friday Week deals with a little something for everyone — 20% off of EVERYTHING in the DFB Store! Just use code 20SALE at check out! [Read more…]

25 Must-Do Disney World Holiday Events — and Eats!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Season’s Greetings! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and if you’re bound for Walt Disney World, it’s even better.

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That’s because there is no more festive spot on earth to celebrate all of the heartwarming fun of the the season.

And we don’t want you to miss out on any of the top attractions. So let’s take a look our list of the 25 Must-do Disney Holiday Eventsand Eats! — to celebrate this season at Walt Disney World! [Read more…]

Disney Holidays: Beverages with Holiday Cheer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Thanks to The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is full of yuletide cheer!

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Osborne Family Tribute Window

Or perhaps I should say, Yuletide CHEERS… [Read more…]