Tips from the DFB Guide: Dining with a Picky Eater

For many of us, there’s nothing better than planning a trip to Disney. I mean, sure…attractions and cool resorts and stuff. But best of all is the FOOD!

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What happens if you have a super uber picky kiddo (or other member of your party) among your ranks though? It can really rock your trip. But it doesn’t have to!

And that’s why I dedicate a lot of attention to making plans with picky eaters in the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining. This is a great time to pick up your copy of this handy guide because it’s just been completely updated for your 2016 travel plans!! Don’t forget to use code HAPPYPLACE for $4 off the price!

Today, I want to share some of the tips that I’ve scattered through the book on how to deal with the pickiest eaters when you’re in Disney World. Need some help with this subject? Read on! [Read more…]

DFB Reader Questions Answered: Do Babies Count When It Comes to Automatic Gratuity?

Edited: Friday, January 22, 2016

We are back with another great question from the DFB Inbox! And we figured if one of you asked, then many of you probably wonder the same thing. :-)

Today, our reader asks:

My family and I are planning to dine at many Disney table service restaurants on our next visit. We are a party of six, but there’s an infant who won’t be eating in our group. Will gratuity be automatically added to our bill?

As many of you know, Disney automatically adds a gratuity of 18% for parties of 6 or more when you dine at a table service location. (This also includes buffet-style restaurants.) But what happens if you have an infant or toddler who won’t be eating?

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Dining with a Toddler at ‘Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast? Know Before You Go!

According to several calls to WDW-DINE, the headcount of “six or more” technically refers to guests who are over the age of three; but based on the comments we received below, we called a few more times. We were told that the policy states “six or more” and that it is left up the restaurant’s discretion whether or not they will charge. We were told that restaurants will rarely charge the gratuity if the sixth person is under the age of 3, but as you can see from the comments, it DOES happen. Thanks to our commenters for sharing their experiences!

Not counting toward the total number for gratuity is consistent with other areas at Disney. For instance, infants and toddlers are admitted to the Parks when they’re under the age of three for free. And the under-three set can share off of your plate at buffets and all-you-care-to-enjoy restaurants for free as well.

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Share Some Mickey Waffles with the Little One You Love

Keep in mind, however, that if you’re using the Tables in Wonderland discount card, gratuity is automatically added to the bill, regardless of the size of your party. Also, if you are in a situation where the gratuity is added automatically, you can always increase the amount if you’d like.

Now we’d love to hear from you! Do you agree with the automatic gratuity assessment? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!

News! Get a FREE Meal Each Day With This New Disney World Offer

Today, we’re hearing news of a brand new offer available when you book a stay at Walt Disney Value Resorts. Called the 2016 Disney Summer Quick Service Meal Plan, this new plan is an abbreviated version of the Quick Service Disney Dining Plan. It entitles each guest of your party to one FREE quick service meal per day of stay.

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Is Breakfast at Be Our Guest on YOUR List?

Here are the details: [Read more…]

Last Minute Sale: Save 35% on Gifts for your Favorite Disney Fan

We are winding down prep time. Christmas is just a few short days away! And if you still have shopping to do, we want to help you finish up that list — especially when it comes to friends and family who love Disney + Food!

Today, we are offering not one, but TWO special sales designed just for you Last Minute Shoppers! (Don’t worry…I’m right there with ya!) Take a look at these — you’re not gonna wanna miss them!

Take 35% Off of ALL DFB Gift Certificates!

Today, we’ve got the perfect last minute stocking stuffer — 35% off of ALL of our DFB Guide Gift Certificates! Just use code LASTMINUTE at check out!

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With the purchase of a gift certificate, your friend or loved one will receive special codes to easily redeem all of the included DFB Guide e-Books — and they can start their Disney World trip planning immediately! (And no one will know that you saved money while doing it. ;-D ) [Read more…]

DFB 12 Days of Christmas: 35% Off of EVERYTHING in the DFB Store!

Christmas is almost here! And today, we’re offering you one last great DFB Store deal, as we wrap up our celebration of the DFB 12 Days of Christmas!

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It’s the final push to Christmas, and we are still working on getting everything done. I bet you are too! So we are here to help you take care of that last minute shopping list — without killing yourself at overcrowded stores. If you have a Disney Fan to buy for, or you’re just looking for a great deal, then check out today’s offer as we wrap up this special celebration of savings! [Read more…]

DFB 12 Days of Christmas: Day 8 — Get Every DFB Guidebook for 50% Off Cover Prices!

We are inching closer to the big day as we continue to celebrate our DFB 12 Days of DFB Christmas!

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As we continue our preparations here, I have a confession to make: I’m dreaming of a visit to Disney. :-) So it’s time to announce our next DFB Guide deal in honor of the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

…and offer you extra savings on one of our most popular Bundles! [Read more…]

DFB 12 Days of Christmas: Day 1 — 20% Off All DFBStore Products!

Welcome to Day 1 of the Disney Food Blog’s 12 Days of Christmas!

Here at DFB, we are all about sharing the best of the Holiday Season with you! From amazing eats and seasonal shows to special tips and tricks for the holiday season, we’ve got everything you need to know about winter trips to Disney parks!

So since we here at DFB absolutely LOVE this time of year, we’ve put together 12 days of surprises for YOU. Check in everyday to see great discounts on must-have Disney items and opportunities to win special Disney souvenirs!

We’ve got 12 Days of holiday fun coming up — in addition to all of our great Disney food coverage, of course — so be sure to stop in daily to get the latest updates!

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If you have a Disney Fan in your life — and let’s face it, you must, or you wouldn’t be reading this :-) — or you’re just looking for a great deal, then check out today’s offer as our 12 days of Christmas savings get underway!

Today, we are offering you a discount on all DFB store products! [Read more…]

DFB Cyber Monday Sale: DFB Guide + Snacks Bundle for $10 Off!

The Holidays are officially underway! And while we’ve been busy as elves offering you awesome savings on some of our most popular DFB Guides this holiday weekend — but we aren’t finished yet!

We kicked off our holiday savings with 20% off everything in the DFB Store! Use Promo Code 20Sale to secure these savings!

On Turkey Day, we offered a special 1/2 off deal on our most popular e-book, the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World. Use Promo Code Thanksgiving to take advantage of this great deal.

And on Black Friday, we offered you everything — The Everything Bundle, that is — for $10 off! You can STILL get in on this one with Promo Code Savings15 at checkout!

Finally, in honor of Cyber Monday, we’re bringing you another irresistible sale, just in time for your Disney Trip Planning and Gift Giving Needs!

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Pre-Holiday Deal! Save 20% Off EVERYTHING in the DFB Store TODAY!

It’s here, everyone! The Holiday Season is upon us — at Disney and everywhere else!

And we are here to help you pare down that shopping list — without killing yourself at the stores on Friday! If you have a Disney Fan to buy for, or you’re just looking for a great deal, then check out today’s offer as the holiday savings get underway!

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Save 20% Off of Everything in the DFB Store

We are kicking off our Black Friday Week deals with a little something for everyone — 20% off of EVERYTHING in the DFB Store! Just use code 20SALE at check out! [Read more…]

Don’t Miss a Moment of the Disney Food Fun — Join the DFB Newsletter Today!

Can you believe it? We are already nearly halfway through the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

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But this event, which is marking its 20th anniversary this year, is more than just the biggest food event on the Disney calendar. It also ushers in some of the most wonderful times of the year to visit Disney!

And with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, the Festival, and other Fall and Winter Holiday treats around the bend, you won’t want to miss a single picture, description, or bite of the yum.

So there’s never been a better — or more important — time for dedicated Disney Food Fans to be clued in to the very best source for all of your Disney Food News.

And that’s why you should join the DFB Newsletter today!

But I read Disney Food Blog Everyday. Do I Really Need the DFB Newsletter, Too?

Yes! Why? It’s simple: there’s SO much happening at Disney. And sometimes, especially when it comes to breaking news like Free Dining Offers or Brand New Restaurants or Special Events, it’s important to get the news as soon as possible. And that’s where the DFB Newsletter comes in. [Read more…]