DFB Video: The Best Burgers in Walt Disney World!

Happy Saturday! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re talkin’ ’bout BURGERS!

Lobster Thermidor Burger at Grand Floridian Cafe

Lobster Thermidor Burger at Grand Floridian Cafe

The burger scene in Disney World, believe it or not, has really changed over the past couple of years…. and for the better, at that. So we thought this would be a great time to share what we think are the best burgers in Disney World with nods to some longtime favorites as well as some limited run get-‘em-while-you-can-right-now burgers. Because, thankfully, you’re never far from a great burger in Disney World these days! [Read more…]

Review: Is the NEW Menu at Diamond Horseshoe in Magic Kingdom Worth a Visit?

The Diamond Horseshoe in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland at Walt Disney World has had a bit of an identity crisis over the years.

Formerly a seasonal counter service spot, the restaurant is now a seasonal table service location. And while Diamond Horseshoe was once home only to an all-you-care-to-enjoy platter (which began as a temporary offering back in 2016), it was announced that beginning May 16, the menu would also include some a la carte options.

And that’s where Diamond Horseshoe stands today: it’s open seasonally and with limited hours (typically 1PM to 7PM), serving table service eats with both an a la carte and all-you-care-to-enjoy menu. And with the advent of the 2018 Disney Dining Plan’s alcohol-included policy, diners can now enjoy a glass of wine or beer with their meals as well.

But with the cycles of Diamond Horseshoe’s menu life seemingly always up in the air, this Magic Kingdom staple has maintained its Old West style and laid back atmosphere. And after my most recent visit, I might say that’s the best thing Diamond Horseshoe has going for it.

Diamond Horseshoe

Diamond Horseshoe

Atmosphere

Diamond Horseshoe is a rootin’, tootin’ kind of spot, holding fast to its frontier styling in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland. And we love it for that.

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Preview and Review: Enzo’s Hideaway Sunday Supper in Disney Springs

No matter which day of the week it is when you read this, we’re taking you to Sunday Supper at Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant!

Still somewhat new to the Disney Springs dining scene, Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar opened as one third of a trio of eateries this past January. (The Hideaway’s counterparts are Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Pizza Ponte). Even newer, though, is Enzo’s Sunday Supper — a special menu served from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm every Sunday. We were able to attend a preview of this event on June 10th, but it is open in full starting this coming Sunday, June 17th.

A note before we begin: you don’t need to make a special reservation for Sunday Supper. In fact, from 4:00 to 10:00 pm every Sunday moving forward, this is the only menu that will be available. So, if you’re interested in Sunday Supper, just be sure to make your Advance Dining Reservation in that window of time.

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant

Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant

And now, let’s step underground in Disney Springs once again, for Sunday Supper at Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar!

Atmosphere

Since our primary purpose is checking out the new dining experience, our tour will be brief. [Read more…]

Celebrate Your DISNEY DAD! Save 30% Off Everything in the DFB Store!

Happy Father’s Day to all of you special guys out there! We love the guys in our lives — including uncles, grandfathers, big brothers, stepparents, and godfathers, and anyone who takes the time to be a father figure to those around him.

And who doesn’t want to give Dad the best gift ever: a superbly planned trip to Disney World where he gets to eat all the best food and drink all the best drinks?!? We’ve got a great deal today to help you make that happen!

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30% Off Everything in the DFB Store with Code: DADSDAY!

Seriously — EVERYTHING!! Just use code DadsDay for a limited time!

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Review: NEW Minnie Ear Caramel Blondie at Walt Disney World

We’re no strangers to Mickey and Minnie Ear treats at Walt Disney World, and we love when a new take comes out on an old favorite! That’s the case with these new Minnie blondies!

Blonde Brownie

Blonde Brownie

We first tried them wayyyyyy back in 2012, when Chocolate Brownie reigned supreme. And we recently spotted these Blondie and Strawberry Brownies at Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

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DFB Video: The BEST Things That Happened To Me in Disney World Last Week!

Hey, there! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and I’m sharing the BEST things that happened while I was in Disney World last week!

I checked out the new AFTER-Fireworks Party in Magic Kingdom

I checked out the new AFTER-Fireworks Party in Magic Kingdom

I JUST got back from Disney World, and I packed a LOT into my quick, two-day trip. So I’ve got tons of stuff that I’ll be showing you in-depth reviews for soon. But I just couldn’t wait to share all the BEST things that happened while I was there — from the newest Dessert Party to my current favorite cupcake to dinner at Disney World’s AAA Five Diamond Award Restaurant… it’s ALL here. So I hope you enjoy checking out the absolute highlights of my recent trip to Disney World in our latest YouTube video! [Read more…]

What You Need to Know BEFORE You Book Your Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events!

REAL TIME UPDATES: TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018, 2:38PM ET:
Booking is currently open for annual passholders, DVC members, Golden Oak residents, and Tables in Wonderland members.
Annual Passholder hotline: 407-560-7277
DVC Member Services: 800-800-9800
Regular Booking Number: 407-WDW-FEST
This morning, guests have been able to book Party for the Senses; French events (Parisian Breakfast, Parisian Afternoon, Family Traditions); Italian Regional Lunch; Food and Wine Pairings in Japan and Morocco; Hibachi experience in Japan; and low-cost seminars and demos.
Discounts are available for low-cost events Mon-Thurs for affinity groups.
Confirmed that all events outside of Epcot are not returning, including Trader Sam’s Behind the Scenes and Grand Floridian Brunch with a Twist, all culinary adventures in signature dining — events at places like Flying Fish, Victoria and Albert’s, etc.
Other events NOT returning: Japanese craft beer tasting, Morocco Food and Wine Pairing (Mediterranean food and wine pairing IS returning).
DVC and Passholder wait times are now down to under 5 minutes.
SEE ALL SPECIAL EVENTS HERE being updated in real time
SEE ALL LOW-COST EVENTS HERE being updated in real time
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Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival kicks off on August 30, 2018, and will tantalize taste buds until November 12! That’s 75 days of food, drink, and special events and experiences that, frankly, we don’t want to miss.
2017 Epcot Food and Wine

2017 Epcot Food and Wine

Booking for Epcot Food and Wine Festival events opens on June 14th at 7AM for the general public, and on June 12th at 9AM for select affinity groups like DVC members, Annual Passholders, and Tables in Wonderland members; and that means it’s TIME TO PLAN TODAY!

If you want to make the most of your visit to this uber-popular festival, you can’t wait until you step foot into the park to sort it all out. Last year’s festival had 35 food booths and more demonstrations, seminars, and special events than ever before, and 2018 is shaping up to be even bigger!

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Review: Cookies & Cream Funnel Cake at Oasis Canteen in Walt Disney World

Oasis Canteen is an Indiana Jones-style snack spot where guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can pick up funnel cakes, cold drinks, and floats. We love the design of the kiosk, with its industrial details and aged signs.

Oasis Canteen

Oasis Canteen

And right now, there’s a totally indulgent funnel cake on the menu that you’re definitely gonna want to add to your how-much-sugar-can-I-eat-on-vacation list (we’re not the only ones with one of those, right?): Cookies & Cream Funnel Cake!

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Two Great Ways to Skip the Lines at Walt Disney World’s Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land is opening this month, and we are totally freaking out! With two new rides — Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers — and a new quick service joint — Woody’s Lunch Box — plus tons of playful, larger-than-life toys and character meets, our heads are spinning! (Good thing we’ve gathered everything there is to know before Toy Story Land opens here!)

Toy Story Land Concept ©Disney

Toy Story Land Concept ©Disney

But as with any new addition to Walt Disney World, crowds during the opening days (and months!) of Toy Story Land are sure to be massive. But there are some ways to beat the crowds in this brand new land, and it’s all about technology!

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DFB Video: Thirteen Things You Need to Know Before Going to Disney World… with KIDS!

Happy Monday! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re letting you in on thirteen things you NEED to know when you’re bringing kids to Disney World!

There are several ways to meet Disney characters... and it's best to know were before you go!

There are several ways to meet Disney characters… and it’s best to know where before you go!

There’s nothing quite like seeing the excitement on a child’s face on their first (or second, or third!) trip to Disney World! But there are certain logistics involved when you’re traveling to the Most Magical Place on Earth with kiddos, and it can really make a difference to your trip if you’re able to prepare for them in advance. So join us in finding out thirteen things you need to know when you’re going to Disney World with kids! [Read more…]