News and Review: New Trail Mix Available Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

In a World where cupcakes and Dole Whip reign supreme, it might be a bit of a challenge to muster up excitement over trail mix. Thank goodness Disney knows just how to reel us in: cute packaging and a great recipe. And now at Westward Ho in Frontierland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, guests can pick up a portable, functional, and simple package of Trail Mix.

Westward Ho Trail Mix

Westward Ho Trail Mix

Something about the simplicity of this packaging coupled with the Davy Crockett Mickey label calls to us. And what’s inside also totally rocks. Guests can dig into Pretzels, Chocolate Gems (basically M&Ms), Mixed Nuts, Raisins, and House-made Marshmallows. There’s something for everyone, which makes this snack not only easy to tote around all day but also great to share with the whole family. And since there are some high energy components mixed in, it’s just the thing you need for that long Splash Mountain queue. ;)

Westward Ho Trail Mix

Westward Ho Trail Mix

And can anything beat a house-made marshmallow? The answer is no. And these ones will melt in your mouth!

Don’t Miss Out on ALL the Magic Kingdom Snacks!

The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks is newly updated for your 2017-18 Walt Disney World Trip!

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With more than 2oo color photos of our favorite Magic Kingdom Snacks, the DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks is guaranteed to help you find the best snacks and treats (even mini-meals!) for your family while visiting the Magic Kingdom, or your money back! After all, we all know that treats at the Magic Kingdom are just as nostalgic as our first flight on Dumbo!

Know what you’re getting BEFORE using a precious snack credit or spending limited vacation dollars. Whether you want sweet, salty, crunchy, healthy, or something in between, The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book tells you where to find a snack to match your craving!

To thank you for your support of the blog, we’re offering the Guide for 25% off its purchase price for a limited time!

Order your copy now. To secure the discount, use code SNACKS17 at the check-out.

What’s your favorite portable Disney Parks snack? Tell us about it in the comments! 

News and Review! Loaded Tots And Fried Twinkies Debut at Disney World’s Friar’s Nook

Our favorite Friar is serving up a new menu of LOADED TATER TOTS — with a Fried Twinkie for dessert! — at Friar’s Nook!

And “nook” is definitely the operative word in the name of this tiny Fantasyland Counter Service spot, which you’ll find in the shadow of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. It’s basically a row of counters with some general tables just outside where guests can also eat their ice cream from Storybook Treats.

So, it was surprising when this little spot started serving up some BIG dishes, like the newly retired Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese. Suddenly, this humble little kiosk was totally on the radar.

And now it’s right back up there with a brand new menu of LOADED TOTS!!!

Friar's Nook Sign

Friar’s Nook Sign

It’s your choice of Loaded Greek Tots, Fiesta Tots, and Buffalo Chicken Tots. And to help you narrow it down, we’re trying them all for you!

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DFB Video: Eight NEW Must-Eat Disney World Snacks for 2018

Happy Thursday, everyone! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re letting you in on eight new Must-Eat Snacks that you’ve got to put on your list for your next Disney World trip!

Cheddar Cheese Soup and Poutine in Epcot's Canada Pavilion

Cheddar Cheese Soup and Poutine in Epcot’s Canada Pavilion

These eight goodies arrived on the scene in 2017 and early 2018, and we think you should add them to your list while the new year is still somewhat fresh. Our list takes you across three parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot) and Disney Springs, and we’re talking sweet to savory. So gets your pens (okay, your smartphones ;) ) ready to take some notes so you can remember all eight the next time you go to Disney World! [Read more…]

News: Tambu Lounge Now Offers MORNING DRINKS! at Disney World’s Polynesian Resort

Polynesian Village Resort is a relaxing tropical getaway — with some great dining and drinking to boot! And since it’s on the Resort Monorail Loop, it’s easy to stop in any time of the day or night on your way to or from Magic Kingdom.

Polynesian Village Resort

Polynesian Village Resort

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Review: Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grille in Disney World

You know how sometimes we tell you about a slightly out-of-the-way place and say it’s totally worth the effort to get there? This will not be one of those times. Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grille is located adjacent to (the stupendously awesome) Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and a small menu of snacks for hungry swimmers (and any hungry passersby).

Hurricane Hanna's

Hurricane Hanna’s

The style of this outdoor bar is slightly nautical, with clean lines and neat hanging lanterns. There’s seating at the bar, which is covered and provides some shade.

Bar Seating

Bar Seating

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DFB Video: Best Disney World Rides in Each Park — And Future Rides Coming Soon!

Hey, guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re getting down to the serious business of discussing the BEST RIDES in every Disney World park!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Wait… you thought all we did was EAT in the parks ;) ? Heck no, we take on the rides, too (in between Advance Dining Reservations, that is)! Now, we all have sentimental favorites when it comes to park attractions, but we want to be sure to fill you in on some definite must-rides (including those that are so popular you need to book your FastPass+ for them, like, yesterday). We’ll even chat about some rides that we’re already excited about… even though they haven’t opened yet! [Read more…]

Review: All-American Sundae at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Disney World

There’s just something completely perfect about eating an ice cream sundae on Main Street, U.S.A., in the shadow of Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle. The simplicity and innocence of that moment is sort of what Walt’s parks are all about: leaving today and entering the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

What better way to seize that moment than with an All-American Sundae from the Main Street Plaza Ice Cream Parlor?

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor All-American Sundae

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor All-American Sundae

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Review: Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree Barbecue in the Discovery Island area of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom has long been a favorite quick service spot for DFB and our readers, viewers, and followers.

The fairly central location — just between Dinoland and the big tree — makes it convenient to most lands in this sprawling park. There’s typically lots of available seating (albeit some of it uncovered). And the food is consistently satisfying and delicious. (Plus the massive portions give us some options with regard to sharing and maximizing Disney Dining Plan credits!)

And there are so many fun details in the decor here, with brightly colored, playful animal carvings providing interest (as well as identifying different seating areas). And there’s always plenty of real wildlife around to entertain the kiddos during the meal — there are some very hungry birds around.

But birds and squirrels aside, let’s see what Flame Tree Barbecue is cooking up!

Flame Tree Barbecue Menu Sign

Flame Tree Barbecue Menu Sign

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DFB Video: 11 Things Disney World Pros Do, And You Should, Too

Hello, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re sharing 11 things that Disney World Pros do, and you should, too!

Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom

Sure, we’ve got plenty of tips to share about dining in Disney World… things like how to book the most popular restaurants and find some cool under-the-radar places to dine. But we’ll also discuss the best times of year to visit Disney World, how to get around property, what to pack in your park bag, and more! So settle in, because we’ve got lots of info to make your next Disney World trip easier, and even more magical! [Read more…]

Review and Tips: Breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

We hear it again and again (and we’ve said it ourselves): Cinderella’s Royal Table is a must at least once in your Disney World vacation life.

And most guests who’ve dined in this hard-to-book restaurant inside Cinderella Castle agree that you’re really not there for the food. But the ambiance! The princesses! The views! The whole dining experience (did we mention it’s inside the castle?!) is the draw, even if the food is… a little hit or miss.

And it’s that experience that keeps Cinderella’s Royal Table hopping — with Advance Dining Reservations (ADR) ideally being made right at the 180 day mark — 180 days before the first day of your vacation. (Learn more about making dining reservations at Disney restaurants here.)

If you do get an ADR, prepare to be dazzled by the decor and wooed by the energy in the restaurant. You definitely get the sense that you’re in a special space, and with princesses swooping in for a chat and wishing stars waving in the air, it’s a one of a kind meal.

Cinderella's Royal Table

Cinderella’s Royal Table

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