Disney Stuff They Want — Just in Time for Christmas!

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat! Please put these gifts under my tree! (We know it doesn’t rhyme, but we have to go with our hearts, y’all!) Here are some Disney-fied items that we want, want, want this year!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Woodland Tote

The Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Woodland Tote by Loungefly is so stinking cute! But what we appreciate most is that it’s in classic red, so it’s perfect for grown up Disney fans! It’s subtle, stunning, and the color combinations are super interesting.

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Mickey Mouse Icon Dinner Plate Set

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Wanna WIN Christmas this year? We’ll show you how…

Let’s just get this out of the way: What your family really wants for Christmas is a trip to Disney World. They don’t want a slanket or a weird onion choppy thing or a “hot toy.” They want to go to Disney World with YOU. (And you want that, too.)

So you wanna know how you totally WIN CHRISTMAS this year? Don’t waste your money on *things* — nobody cares about them and they end up in a box under the bed gathering dust. Instead, book your family a Disney World EXPERIENCE and put IT under the tree. 

Boom. You Win.

And DFB has pulled some strings to give you the best way to book that vacation…AND put it under the tree for your family to open and celebrate. We’re stoked to be partnering with Small World Vacations to help YOU surprise YOUR family with the trip of a lifetime, and we’re including a holiday goodie box straight from Disney World that your family can open together on Christmas morning (or Christmas Eve…or Hanukkah…whatever…you do you).

Cinderella Castle all lit up during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

Cinderella Castle all lit up during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

Yep, if you book within the dates listed below, you’ll not only get world class service from Small World Vacations, but also a hand-picked goodie box of fun stuff FROM Disney World that Sue from Small World and I put together ourselves.

All you need to do is mention code DFBGift17 in your request for a price quote from Small World Vacations to get started! 

Inside that goodie box will be Mickey and Minnie holiday ears, a Disney cookbook with a special note from AJ (HEY! That’s ME!)exclusive merch from this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Partyfun Disney eats, and MORE. It’ll be a blast to open with your family, and then you can start dreaming about your upcoming trip!

DFB and SWV Holiday Goodies Gift Box!

DFB and SWV Holiday Goodies Gift Box!

So how do you get this amazing Christmas gift (and become the best Dad/Mom/Grandparent/Aunt/Uncle EVER?!??!?!?!?!)? See the details below!

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First Look: NEW Disney’s Hollywood Studios Holiday Decor!!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Hollywood Studios Entrance

Hollywood Studios Entrance

In case you had any doubt ;-D, Halloween is OVER, people! Which means — at Disney World, anyway  — it’s time to take on the Holiday Season!

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News: Complete List of Narrators for the 2017 Epcot Candlelight Processional Announced

Yay!!! The list of Celebrity Narrators for the 2017 Epcot Candlelight Processional for the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is now complete!

Neil Patrick Harris Narrating the Candlelight Processional

Neil Patrick Harris Narrating the Candlelight Processional

The final list includes the return of Jodi Benson (voice of The Little Mermaid) and Ana Gasteyer, and the addition of two new narrators: Disney Legend Kurt Russell and Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez. [Read more…]

Reminder: 180DAYS Sale AND Candlelight Processional Packages Coming SOON!

Ho Ho Ho! This is your friendly reminder that CHRISTMAS IS COMING.

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And nope. I haven’t bought a single present, either. But here’s the deal. We’re almost to that magical mark: 180 days until Christmas. And trust us — if you want to have your choice of where you’d like to dine to celebrate the Holidays, then you’d better be ready on Wednesday to make the call. [Read more…]

2016 Disney World Resort Gingerbread Displays

A wonderful holiday tradition has returned to select Disney World Resorts. It’s time to feast your eyes on the larger-than-life Gingerbread Displays. Let’s take a tour, it’s Gingerbread time!!

Beach Club

Every year, I look forward to seeing the Gingerbread Carousel found at the Beach Club Resort right next to Disney World’s Epcot. Stop by to see the new horses making their way around the Merry-Go-Round!

Gingerbread Carousel at the Beach Club

Gingerbread Carousel at the Beach Club

The horses this year were crafted in dark chocolate. [Read more…]

Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving and Christmas in Walt Disney World

Will you be celebrating Thanksgiving or Christmas in Walt Disney World?

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Lucky you! What a fun way to spend the holiday season — with so much to be thankful for in such a cool place!

As you can imagine, the crowds tend to swell at Disney during holiday weeks like Thanksgiving and Christmas as lots of Disney fans choose to celebrate their holiday there. And Disney answers the call with tons of Thanksgiving spirit throughout many of their restaurants.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional meal, a gourmet twist on familiar favorites, or something that’s a complete departure from established customs, you’ll find lots of options for celebrating these special food days. Let’s check out a few of our favorites.

The Traditional: Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom

We all know it’s true. When you’re craving Thanksgiving dinner at Disney, there’s one spot you can always count on to deliver: Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square.

Liberty Tree Tavern Entrance

Liberty Tree Tavern Entrance

And we’re not just talking about on Thanksgiving Day, or merely around Thanksgiving. You’ll find the traditional feast on the lunch and dinner menu, every day of the year. [Read more…]

Review: Treats at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2016!

It’s time for a very MERRY CHRISTMAS with Mickey at his own Very Merry Christmas Party!!

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Guide

He’s throwing this festive bash on select nights at through December 22nd, and it’s one of my absolute favorite Magic Kingdom events EVER. I get excited just driving in and seeing the inflatable snow Mickey and Minnie over the park’s entrance gate and getting my Party wristband! [Read more…]

News: Breakfast with Santa at T-Rex Cafe in Disney Springs in December

We’re used to dining with friends at T-Rex Cafe.

Among our pals in this prehistoric dining joint are a Triceratops, a Wooly Mammoth, and a gigantic moving Octopus.

But for select dates in December, another friend — and his wife — will be joining guests at T-Rex in the Marketplace of Disney Springs. Because Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be the honored guests at Breakfast with Santa!

Typically, T-Rex only serves Lunch and Dinner. However, on December 17th, 18th, 22nd, and 23rd, T-Rex will host a breakfast buffet that will also feature easy access to Early Bird Shopping at the World of Disney Store (from 9 – 10 am), and the T-Rex Dino Store in addition to the chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

@DisneySprings Twitter

@DisneySprings Twitter

The price is $32 for adults, and $20.50 for children ages 4-9 (children ages 3 and under dine for free). [Read more…]

What’s New Around Walt Disney World: November 15, 2016

Hello, friends! Well, we’d be remiss if we didn’t start out this post by wishing THIS GUY a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Happy Birthday to THIS GUY!!

Happy Birthday, Mickey!!

Mickey Mouse was presented to the world with the premiere of the animated short “Steamboat Willie” on November 18, 1928. And our favorite Mouse will be joining us all around the World today for our November edition of What’s New!

All Around the World

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