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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Review: “Millennial Pink” Cupcakes at Walt Disney World!

You’re ready to jump on the “Millennial Pink” treat bandwagon. We know. That soft pink is kind of irresistible. And thankfully, there’s no need to resist! We gave you the inside scoop about the many pink things that have popped up in Walt Disney World, and today we’re getting up close and personal with two Millennial Pink cupcakes!

We’ll start in one of the best food courts in the World: Landscape of Flavors at Art of Animation Resort!

Landscape of Flavors

Landscape of Flavors

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“Please Stand Clear of My Monorail Cupcake…” at Disney World’s Contemporary Resort

Your Highway in the Sky

Monorail in the Contemporary Resort

Monorail in the Contemporary Resort

… has received a tribute via CUPCAKE at Contempo Cafe in Disney’s Contemporary Resort! Check out the Monorail Cupcake!

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Easter Eggs and Eats around Disney World!

We’ve already taken you on a tour of the gorgeous Chocolate Easter Egg display at the Grand Floridian this year.

Eggs on display at Grand Floridian

Eggs on display at Grand Floridian

But there is no shortage of Easter fun and food happening around Disney World over the next several days, so let’s HOP to it!

Resort Easter Egg Displays

The Grand Floridian display will be available for guests to view through April 9th. (And if your spring break plans don’t include a trip down to Disney World, you can see the whole thing here!)

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Reservations Open for Contemporary Resort’s Pixar Play Zone in Disney World!

The new Pixar Play Zone will be offered nightly at Disney’s Contemporary Resort starting April 13th! This just-for-kids experience (for ages 4-12) will feature Pixar characters from Toy Story and The Incredibles!, toys, and activities.

Pixar Play Zone concept art ©Disney

Pixar Play Zone concept art ©Disney

It will also include dinner and dessert (while mom and dad can use the time to enjoy a date night all their own). Let’s check out the fun coming to each room of Pixar Play Zone!

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UPDATED: News: Disney World’s Mobile Order System Expands to Contempo Cafe at Contemporary Resort

Editor’s Note: Contempo Cafe has been removed from Disney’s system as a mobile order option. That said, since they went to the trouble to load all of the code into their system, we’re guessing it will be an option soon. Stay tuned.

Mobile Order — a process available via the My Disney Experience app, which gives guests the chance to bypass the register lines in participating restaurants by ordering and paying for their food in advance, has been available in select Counter Service spots since May 2017. The service has been limited, however, to locations in all four parks and Disney Springs.

Mobile Order Pickup at Casey's Corner

Mobile Order Pickup at Casey’s Corner

But this weekend, the service made its debut in a Disney World Resort: The Contemporary Resort’s Contempo Cafe!

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DFB Video: Top 5 Disney World Resorts for FOOD!

Hey, you all! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re discussing the Top 5 Disney World Resorts in terms of our favorite topic: FOOD!

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

When you think of food at Disney World, perhaps your mind goes to the parks first. Maybe iconic snacks like the Magic Kingdom’s Citrus Swirl come to mind, or fun and unique in-park dining experiences like Sci-Fi Dine In at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. But I’m telling you, there is a LOT of terrific eating to do outside the parks in the Disney World Resorts, and we’re talking today about our top five Resorts in regards to dining experiences. And remember, thanks to Disney Transportation, you don’t need to be staying at a Resort to check out the restaurants or snacks at any given spot. So settle in, and enjoy our latest DFB Video to learn more! [Read more…]

News: Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel Gingerbread House

Hey, Disneylanders! If you’re in the mood for some aromatic holiday cheer, make your way to the Grand Californian, where the hotel’s Holiday Gingerbread House is again completed!

Gingerbread Builders are at work!

Gingerbread Builders are at work!

The pastry chefs (and in this case, they can also be considered construction workers and engineers, I’d say!) have been hard at work in the lobby, constructing a beautiful Craftsman-inspired replica of the hotel itself once again for 2017, with perfect shaping and details! [Read more…]

Holiday Preview: The 2017 Walt Disney World Gingerbread Displays

Gingerbread displays at Walt Disney World have become such an exciting part of the holiday celebrations that guests can literally plan an entire day around seeing them all. (We even include some tips on how to do so in our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Holidays!)

2016 Grand Floridian Gingerbread Store

2016 Grand Floridian Gingerbread Store

And it is not hard to see why! Gingerbread is done bigger and better at the Disney Resorts, with literally HUNDREDS of pounds of ingredients being shaped and engineered — you might even say “imagineered” —  in unbelievable ways that you just have to see with your own eyes! [Read more…]

DFB Video: Best Disney World Resorts

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re checking out the BEST Disney World Resorts!

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

There is a LOT to consider when you’re planning your Disney World vacation… and at the top of the list is where to stay! Disney World has no shortage of beautifully themed Resorts to choose from. And while they all have their own style of Disney magic, we’d like to share our favorites with you today! [Read more…]