“DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays” Mega Sale!

Headed to Disney World during the holidays this year or next year? Take advantage of our lowest price ever on our best-selling DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012 e-Book!

With 230 pages of detailed information and multiple bonus extras, it WILL save you time and money during the busiest season in Walt Disney World! And whether you’re going this year, or getting a jump on planning for next year, don’t tackle the Disney holidays without it!

Take advantage of this deep savings sale NOW, with a discount for DFB readers. Get the 2012 guide today for our lowest price ever$4 off the regular purchase price for the next 7 days! How? Use code GINGERBREAD at the check-out!

The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2012 e-Book

The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2012 e-Book features 230 pages of all the info you need to know before you head to Walt Disney World for the holiday season, including NEW events and holiday happenings, over 200 photos, and a comprehensive FAQ section.

It’s perfect for those heading to the parks this year, or you smarties who are already planning for next year!

It includes:

  • Detailed descriptions and photos of every holiday event and activity happening at the parks and resorts  — including tips on how to make the best use of your time and money when visiting!
  • A fully comprehensive holiday dining section with listings of holiday snacks, treats, meals, and menu items offered — from popcorn kiosks all the way to Signature Restaurants.
  • A clickable 3-Month Schedule of Holiday Events so you can see at-a-glance what looks interesting to you.
  • Comprehensive listings — with color photos! — of Disney Resort holiday decor and gingerbread displays
  • Our recommendations on ways to SAVE while you’re in Disney World this holiday season.
  • A section dedicated to all “New for 2012″ events, dining options, and activities, including what’s new at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, and the Epcot Candlelight Processional.
  • And more!

Want to give the guide as a gift? Contact us at Support@DFBGuide.com to purchase an easy-to-redeem gift certificate!

Mickey Sugar Cookies

Don’t Miss Out on Any Disney Holiday Fun!

We know that you’ve invested a lot of money into your upcoming Disney holiday vacation…and we’re here to make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck!

Our exclusive holiday dining and event information is the most efficient way to plan your holiday strategy. On a budget? Find out how to make those dollars stretch all around Disney World.

As always, we’ve made this guide instantly downloadable for your convenience. It’s easily installed on your mobile devices. And this guide is guaranteed to [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: October 28, 2012

Um…how cool are these Darth Vader s’mores?! I know I just posted about the Darth candy mold (and other super fun Star Wars and Marvel gift ideas) on Friday, but I couldn’t help showing it off again!

Darth Vader S'mores

So, in Disney Food News this week we were pleasantly surprised to discover updates to Walt Disney World’s standard bar menu found at the watering holes and restaurants throughout the parks and resorts.

We’ve also got my personal review of the new Frozen Beer in Epcot’s Japan pavilion. But there’s more to Disney than drinks… check it out!

Disney Food News

Disney World has new adult beverages, plus seasonal treats!

We’ve got additional food news (including a souvenir stein at Sleepy Hollow, new name for Fresh A-Peel in Downtown Disney, new Le Cellier dessert item, new menu item at Sci-Fi, restaurant closure updates, and LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board!

DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2012 Review!

The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2012 is our comprehensive, 300-page e-book packed with Disney Dining tips for your next vacation. Wondering if the book will help with your upcoming trip? Check out our latest review!

We’d like to thank Richard Bernato at WDW Radio for the glowing review:

I bet that no one, in or out of Walt Disney World has researched and constructed such a study as her Guide to Walt Disney World Dining.

There is virtually no aspect about Disney Dining, planning for it, paying for it, and oh by the way enjoying it, that you will be unable to find in the guide. And having the book for its advice and information will certainly be a major contributor to you and your family’s very happy and satisfying vacation.

You can read the rest of the review here, and don’t miss the DISCOUNT with code WDW Radio!

Learn more about the DFB Guide here!

DFB Food Finds

If you find a fun new food in or from Disney, share a photo with us so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds!

This week, our colleagues at Disney Hipsters shared this spooky pic of a skeleton brownie at The Mara in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge! I haven’t seen this one anywhere else!

Skeleton Brownie at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Updates

The 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is still going strong, and we’re updating our coverage daily with World Showcase booth and special event reviews, new photos, and other Festival updates!

Rose Margarita, The Opening Cocktail at Tequila Lunch

Here’s some of the latest…

Find all of the latest Epcot Food and Wine Festival News and Reviews here, and stay tuned for our take on several seminars and events around the festival.

On to the Round-Up

David Lebovitz shares his perspective on Disneyland Paris eats (including some long-awaited macarons)!

Daveland takes a look at vintage photos of coffee locations in Disneyland before there was Starbucks.

Disney History Institute visits backstage at the vintage Golden Horseshoe in Disneyland.

AKL Resort orders room service at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Main Street Gazette re-visits the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival with an at-home recipe for Frozen Jim Beam Red Stag Lemonade.

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World visits the 2012 Food & Wine Classic at the WDW Swan and Dolphin.

Disney Parks Blog takes us on a behind the scenes look at the Haunted Mansion’s gingerbread house in Disneyland.

DFB Weekly Deals: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Midpoint Sale!

We’re halfway through the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival in Walt Disney World…and we’re marking the occasion with a celebratory sale on our popular Disney Dining e-Books! Snap up your books now, and don’t forget to take advantage of the bundle discounts for your upcoming trips!

We ate our way around World Showcase and now it’s your turn!

And to make sure you get the most information possible before heading to the Festival, we’re offering savings on all of our Disney Dining Guidebook bundles!

When you opt to get in on the celebration of savings, you’ll know our most recommended snacks, dining tips, and Disney food recommendations.

This Week’s Deals

We’ve done all the intensive work for you! When you get our Disney Dining e-Boook bundles, you’ll arrive Walt Disney World with a well-tested food plan!

“All The Guides” Bundle

With this deeply discounted bundle you receive ALL of our DFB Guide e-Books to date:

  • The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival,
  • The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks,
  • The 2012 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining,
  • The DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks, and our fun
  • DFB Dining Adventures!

If you are headed to Disney World in the next year, this bundle is a Disney traveler’s must-have! And we’re thrilled to be able to give it to you this week for $4 off using code SAVINGS.

This Bundle is priced at a huge discount already (over 20% off), extending a great deal to our readers (AND their friends!) headed to Walt Disney World. And with our extra $4 off this week, you get a tremendous deal on these DFB guides.

Find out more about the All The Guides Bundle here!

Food and Wine Bundle

Food and Wine Bundle

The Food and Wine Bundle highlights our best-selling DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival and the critically-acclaimed DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining!

This bundle is heaped with everything you need to head to Disney World AND the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Grab the Food and Wine Bundle for $3 off using code SAVINGS.

Find out more about the Festival Bundle here!

Epcot Bundle

Epcot Bundle

The Epcot Bundle offers our [Read more…]

Countdown to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival: Opening Week Sale!

It’s Finally Here!! Opening Week of the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival in Walt Disney World…and this is our last week of Countdown Celebration Sales!

To commemorate this final countdown week, we’re offering savings on all of our Disney Dining Guidebook bundles! These bundles combine several of our e-Books to make sure you get the best deal possible.

Don’t miss a single highly-recommended snack, time-tested dining tip, or any other great Disney food recommendation. Get in on the end of our month-long savings celebration now…

Food and Wine Bundle

This Week’s Deals

This week, we’re bringing a whole bundle of deals to our readers (I had to say it!). It’s Festival time and we want to send you to Epcot knowing exactly what to expect!

Food and Wine Bundle

The Food and Wine Bundle offers our best-selling DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival and the critically-acclaimed DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining!

This bundle packs offers everything you need to head to Disney World AND the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. This week, get the Food and Wine Bundle for $3 off using code SAVINGS.

Find out more about the Festival Bundle here!

Epcot Bundle

Epcot Bundle

The Epcot Bundle offers our [Read more…]

2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Countdown Sale Continues With Two More Deals!

Can you believe that we only have three weeks left until the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival begins in Walt Disney World??

As always, we want you to get the most out of your festival experience! So DFB is celebrating the anticipation by offering exciting discounts and deals on our Disney Dining Guidebooks — creating the most informed, tasteful (we mean yummy!) vacation in Walt Disney World.

Counting down to the festival, we’re celebrating with a month-long savings spree!

This Week’s Deals

This week, we’re bringing two more deals to our readers! Stay tuned every week leading up to the Food and Wine Festival to see what bundles and e-Books go on sale next!

Food and Wine Bundle

The Food and Wine Festival bundle offers our DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival AND the critically-acclaimed DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, together in one discounted package!

Food and Wine Bundle

This bundle is already priced at a discount, and this week only you can get $3 MORE off using code [Read more…]

Tip from the DFB Guide: Are Disney Refillable Mugs Worth the Cost?

We’ve packed tons of great Disney Dining info into our The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2013! Today, let’s check out another great tip from the Guide!

Disney Refillable Mugs: Worth the Cost?

With another price hike last year, Disney refillable resort mugs at Disney World resorts now cost $15.49 plus tax.

Those with the Disney Dining Plan get theirs for free, but the rest of us would need to pay out of pocket for the mugs, which are infinitely refillable at certain locations within your resort during your length of stay.

Worth it? Well… yes and no. We’ve got both arguments represented below, so take a look to see which camp you fit into!

Are Disney World Refillable Mugs Worth the Cost

Refillable Mugs And Park Commandos

If you spend the majority of your time at the parks, the refillable mug may not be worth the out-of-pocket cost for your family. Consider these circumstances before you buy:

Use Times

If your family is full of park commandos, you’re probably racing out to each theme park opening in the early morning and returning to your resort shortly before the food court closes. Your refillable mug will spend more time sitting in your resort room than actually in use, since you can’t refill in the theme parks.

Distance to refill station can be far

After traipsing with the kids in the parks all day, it may be a lot of extra steps from your room to the mug refill station.

And remember, many resorts don’t have an option for refills after the counter-service spots close around 11pm or midnight. That means no refills after evening Extra Magic Hours in most parks.

Current Refillable Mug Information (BoardWalk)

Could save cash by buying offsite

If you’ve driven to the Mouse’s House from your hometown, or rented a vehicle once you landed in Orlando, you may want to stop at a nearby offsite store to pick up [Read more…]

New DFB Store Site Now Open!

We’re thrilled to announce the grand launch of our DFB Store, featuring our critically-acclaimed line of Disney Dining Planning e-Books.

We’ve expanded on the Disney food topics that we all love (yep, that includes snacks!) into comprehensive e-Books that specialize in the subjects that YOU wanted to know more about. :)

Our thorough (and growing!) line of e-Books offers a wealth of knowledge on Disney Dining topics for both new visitors and veteran Disney fans!

Welcome to our DFB Store

We’ve put hundreds of hours and over 20 years of research into creating these up-to-date e-Books so that planning the best possible Disney vacation can be easy for you. Don’t waste your family’s limited vacation time and money dining at a bad restaurant or snacking on sub par treats.

On our virtual bookshelf, we’ve stocked individual guidebooks as well as bundle packages that offer great discounts over purchasing each item individually:

As you browse the store, you’ll find product information including [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: April 22, 2012

Carthay Circle Theater and Restaurant in Disney California Adventure

This week we had fun sharing the new dessert and cocktail menu items at La Luce. And check out all the news pouring out from Disney California Adventure!

Disney Food News

We’ve got more delicious news (including Cool Wash Pizza closure, Palo High Tea discontinued, extended hours at Land Pavilion, and Vinylmation So Tasty Series info) on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

Grand Launch: The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2012 e-Book

We recently announced the grand launch of the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2012 e-Book! It’s an instantly downloadable PDF guide, featuring over 310 full-color pages of photographs, information, and advice about our favorite subjects — food and dining in Walt Disney World.

We’ve updated our 2012 edition with over 60 new pages of details along with more photos, coverage of new Disney dining experiences, exclusive games, and more! This is the ONLY Disney Dining Guidebook you’ll need for your upcoming Disney World trip. It’s perfect for long-time Disney fans, and those brand new to the theme parks. Get your copy today at DFBGuide.com!

If you DID purchase the 2011 Guide and would like to purchase the 2012 Guide, we’ve got a special discount for repeat purchasers. Email us here to get a limited-time, one-use, exclusive discount code to purchase the 2012 Guide at a $6 discount. Please include the email address you used to purchase the 2011 Guide in the body of your email.

On to the Round-Up

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups visits Les Vins de France Wine Shop and Tasting Room.

DisneyContemporary.com shares three favorite cupcakes from the bakery at the Contemporary Cafe.

AllEars.Net visits Flying Fish Cafe and Deb Wills explains why it’s a memorable meal for non-seafood lovers too!

Kevin Kidney celebrates the return of the Citrus Swirl and Orange Bird.

Main Street Gazette savors Beef Nachos at Tortuga Tavern in the Magic Kingdom.

StudiosCentral.com summarizes changes made to table-service restaurant menus at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

the magic kitschdom tackles home-made Zebra Domes.

Not Your Typical Top Ten Disney Dining Lists

Thanks to reader and facebook friend Roger Sauer at TravelScribbles, we’ve been laughing our heads off at these clever Disney-themed top 10 lists!

I couldn’t wait any longer to share a few with you! Feel free to add your own top 10 lists, or tack a few items on to Roger’s, in our comments section below! :-)

Top Ten Least Popular Walt Disney World Food Items

10. Captain Jack’s Sweaty Sailor Soda

9. Stitch’s Slimy Soy Bursts

8. Davy Crockett’s Toasted Ferret Feet

7. Tinkerbell’s Very Merry Fairy Berry Non-Dairy Lighter-than-airy Spun Sugar Wads

6. Pumbaa’s Five-Alarm Chili Bombs

5. Splash Mountain Gator Grab Bags

4. Cosmic Ray’s French Fried Beet Rings

3. Uncle Roy’s Thunder Mountain Oysters

2. Bay Lake Lager

1. Bob Dole Whip

Top Ten Low Cost Buffets Within Ten Minutes of Disney World

Mine! Mine!

10. Freightliner’s “Road Scrapin’s” Buffeteria on 528

9. Louie’s Low Tide Surplus Seafood Feast (open only Tuesdays at the edge of the Big Walmart on 535)

8. Lil’ Paree Authentic French Hors d’oeuvres by the Kilo in Winter Park

7. Tacos, Tacos, Tacos!! Eat Here and Get Gas!! (never in the same place twice; this trailer was last seen behind the [Read more…]

Tip from the DFB Guide: Free Tours at Animal Kingdom Lodge Restaurants

We’ve added lots of fun and new dining info to our updated e-Book — The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2013. One of my favorite tips in the book is the recommendation of the free tours at the Animal Kingdom Lodge restaurants! Yep, free!

After you read all about this great Disney Dining Tip, learn more about our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining grand launch — including a limited-time discount code — here!

Animal Kingdom Lodge Restaurant Tours

The Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World is known for quality table-service restaurants that offer some exotic menu items and exquisite, African-themed decor. But there’s a way to explore the restaurants without actually dining there!

Learn The Meaning Behind the Decor At Jiko Restaurant

Jiko, Boma, and Sanaa offer half-hour culinary tours each day! These tours cover some of the decor and meaning behind the architecture of the restaurants, and also explain certain menu items. You may even get to sample some of the restaurant’s dishes.

You can see our review of the Boma and Jiko Tour here.

Seating at Sanaa

When you don’t have time to eat at each restaurant, [Read more…]