One Year In, These Are The Best Snacks in Disney World’s Pandora, The World of Avatar!

On May 27, 2018, Pandora — the World of AVATAR celebrated its first birthday! And while the Animal Kingdom’s newest land didn’t have a Pandoran smash cake, we did stop in to retry some of the eats that’ve fueled many a journey down the Na’vi River and on the back of a banshee for Flight of Passage!

Pandora -- The World of AVATAR

Pandora — The World of AVATAR

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Donald’s Dino-Bash in DinoLand U.S.A. (Plus a Cupcake to Match the Occasion!)

It’s time for a party with Donald Duck — and friends! — at Donald’s Dino-Bash in Animal Kingdom!

Donald's Dino-Bash!

Donald’s Dino-Bash!

To join the Bash, head on over to DinoLand, U.S.A.  in Animal Kingdom.

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36 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Walt Disney World!

One of the most exciting things about visiting Walt Disney World Resort is that there is always something new to experience — even if you’ve been hundreds of times. Here we’ve gathered 36 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Walt Disney World — so let’s all go try something new!

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle

1. Experience the Magic Kingdom Flag Retreat

This moving Magic Kingdom experience requires no Fastpass+ — just a desire to participate in a formal flag lowering ceremony held at the Magic Kingdom flagpole in front of the Walt Disney Railroad Station. The ceremony includes fanfare by trumpets, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and the singing of God Bless America and the Star Spangled Banner accompanied by the philharmonic.

Main Street, U.S.A., Flag

Main Street, U.S.A., Flag

After the lowering and folding of the flag, a guest veteran is handed the flag and a short procession up Main Street, U.S.A., is accompanied by a medley of U.S. military songs. This event takes place daily, so check with Guest Services or the Times Guide to find out when to watch!

2. Drink up — for free!

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DFB Video: Food Tour of Animal Kingdom’s Asia

Happy Weekend! We’re back with another DFB Video, and we’re taking you on a Food Tour of Animal Kingdom’s Asia!

Frozen Chai at Royal Anandapur Tea Company

Frozen Chai at Royal Anandapur Tea Company

Not only is the Asia section of the park a treat for the eyes, but it’s also a place where there are plenty of treats for your palate! So we’re stopping at every single place you can find food in Asia to fuel you up before you take on Expedition Everest. (On second thought, you might want to wait to eat until after riding the coaster… but I digress! ;) ). From tasty teas and specialty cocktails for sipping to a surprising number of vegetarian options and entrees that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in Disney World, Animal Kingdom’s Asia is home to tons of fantastic eats! [Read more…]

NEW DFB Video: Food Tour of Animal Kingdom’s Discovery Island

Hello from Animal Kingdom! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re taking you on a Food Tour of Discovery Island!

Discovery Island Carnivale

Discovery Island Carnivale

The hub of Disney World’s Animal Kingdom park is Discovery Island, where the Tree of Life soars to the sky and colorful entertainment abounds.

Eats-wise, you can explore one of Disney World’s most popular counter service restaurants, some incredibly unique and valuable snacks (that are a great value on the Disney Dining Plan!), and more!

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21 Myths About Walt Disney World Food DEBUNKED

The World of Disney food is a complex and ever-changing one, and that makes keeping track of it all darn near impossible. That’s why you have us. ;) Here we will unravel 21 of the most prolific Myths About Walt Disney World food!

Ready to Head to Disney World?

Ready to Head to Disney World?

1. The kids’ menu is only for kids.

Y’all, if your vacation is packed full of Advance Dining Reservations and tasty quick service joints, you’ll want to know that this myth doesn’t hold water. Anyone can order from the kids’ menu — and if you or your traveling companions have eyes that are bigger than your stomachs, the kids’ menu might be just right for you! Often you can find similar offerings, both common (like chicken nuggets at Columbia Harbour House) and not so common (like sustainable fish bowls at Satu’li Canteen).

Kids' Chicken Nuggets Meal

Kids’ Chicken Nuggets Meal

Whether you’re looking to save stomach space, hate wasting food, or want to save a little money, don’t neglect the kids’ menu!

2. Only sit-down restaurants are high quality.

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DFB Video: Food Tour of Animal Kingdom’s Dinoland, U.S.A.

Hello from Animal Kingdom! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re taking you on a Food Tour of Dinoland, U.S.A.!

Chester & Hester's Dino-Rama sign

Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama sign

In the midst of the breathtaking greenery and beauty in Disney World’s Animal Kingdom park is an unexpected and whimsical roadside tourist trap by the name of Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama, and it sets the tone and scene for Dinoland, U.S.A.! Though this area has a decidedly unique feel in comparison to the rest of the park, it does share something in common with every other land: there’s lots of tasty food to be found there! We’d love to share with you one of our favorite Counter Service spots in Disney World, a milkshake with bourbon and bacon (!!!), and much, much more from Dinoland, U.S.A. in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]

Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary and Party for the Planet Live Coverage!

Disney World’s Animal Kingdom opened on April, 22, 1998…

Animal Kingdom's Tree of Life

Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life

… and we’ve all been having a WILD time ever since!

We spent the day LIVE at the Anniversary, so you can see what’s in store for the Party for the Planet over the next two weeks… and more new additions to Animal Kingdom!

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Party for the Planet Eats And More for Animal Kingdom’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

This coming Sunday, April 22, 2018, marks the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Animal Kingdom's Tree of Life

Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life

The celebration is also the kickoff of the park’s annual Party for the Planet, which will expand to run for two weeks this year (through May 5th) to recognize the milestone anniversary.

And what’s a party without CAKE? Or cupcakes, more specifically, if you’re in Disney World! Look for Earth Day Cupcakes and Tree of Life Cupcakes at counter service locations like Creature Comforts, Pizzafari, Flame Tree Barbecue, and Restaurantosaurus.

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What’s New at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom: April 3, 2018

We’ve got all the latest in our What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom! Come along while we share lots of menu changes, loads of 20th Anniversary merchandise, and a few construction updates!

Animal Kingdom's Tree of Life

Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life

Updated Menus and Eats at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Smiling Crocodile has dropped the Salmon BLT from the menu, but the Turkey BLT and Pimento-Cheese BLT happily remain!

No more Salmon BLT at The Smiling Crocodile

No more Salmon BLT at The Smiling Crocodile

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