Coming Soon! DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Yes it is possible to discover the best of Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival!

In just a few days, you’ll have access to the new DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which will include over 100 pages of detailed information about the Festival as well as photographs and customized bonus items to help you get the best experience possible.

How do you tour the largest Food and Wine Festival in the world? With some time-tested strategies! First, you’ll need to make a plan that includes the events, demos, and menu items that are most important to you.

In its 16th year, the Festival is renowned for excellent presentations, celebrity chefs, and plenty of food, wine, beer, and mixed drink options, so you’ll want to be sure to get the most out of your time there! After years of Food and Wine Festival experiences, we want to share our tips and tricks with you.

New this year: Kalua Pork Slider from Hawaii Marketplace

The first step in planning is to know what’s happening each day of the Festival. We’ve organized the full schedule of events — everything that’s happening every single day at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival — in this new Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide.

With photos of World Showcase Booths and food, and menus for each booth, you’ll get to decide which menu items your family will enjoy so that you can budget for them before you arrive! And with the location, time, and cost of every event, concert, and seminar at the Festival, you’ll be able to plan a full touring day (or week!) to enhance your Festival fun.

As always, this Mini-Guide includes some great bonus items! Check out [Read more…]

New Disney Food Blog Mini-Guides: Tell Us What You Want To Know!

Hi guys! We’re working on another brand new Disney Food Blog project, but we need your input and thoughts to make it happen.

So Here’s The Plan

Remember when we asked what you’d like to see in our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining? One of the responses we heard quite a bit went a little something like this…:

“I…tend to plan where I’m eating based on where I am going to be, or vice versa, so I’d love something like “if you are at Animal Kingdom, eat dinner at …”

We got several responses similar to this one, and since we often plan our dining to be close and convenient to where we’ll be that day, too, we thought it was a great idea. So we included in the DFB Guide several one-day dining strategies for specific circumstances (see a sample dining strategy below for guests staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge). Sample Dining Strategy -- Animal Kingdom Lodge p1 Sample Dining Strategy -- Animal Kingdom Lodge p2

The Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide Series

We knew we had many more of our one-day strategies to share, and we wanted to add week-long strategies including some of our favorite restaurants, but the large size of the DFB Guide meant we had to cut it off somewhere!

So since we know there’s still a lot of in-depth info to cover in that area — and other areas — we’ve decided to produce Mini-Guides dedicated to specific aspects of Disney dining! Several of these mini-guides will focus completely on turn-key one-day, one-week, and two-week dining strategies for your vacation. We’ll give you our favorite suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND snacks based on where you’re staying, what park you’re visiting each day, and even what special dining criteria you have to manage.

And we’ll take the guesswork out of travel/transportation planning for you! Our strategies will focus on making getting from “here” to “there” easy, quick, and convenient.

We Need Your Suggestions

To make sure we’re putting out the right Mini-Guides for you, tell us in the comments below what you want to know more about. Here are a few examples to get your brainwaves going:

  • Are you staying in a Magic Kingdom resort for a week and want to know the best places to eat and how to get to them?
  • Will you be spending several days in Epcot and need to ensure you get some variety?
  • Are you (or is someone in your party) eating vegetarian or gluten-free on your trip?
  • Do you want to be able to walk to your dinner restaurant from wherever you are that day?
  • Do you have three kids, two grandparents, a sister-in-law, and four cousins who all have a different wish-list when it comes to food…and refuse to take the bus?

Share with us what kinds of dining strategies would make your vacation planning 110% easier!

Other Disney Dining Topics You’d Like to See Covered in More Detail?

And let us know if there are other in-depth Disney dining topics you’d like to hear more about. The Mini-Guide series is slated to include a volume about planning for the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, one focused on the ins and outs of the Disney Dining Plan, a guide dedicated to dining with Special Diets in Disney World, and more! And don’t worry…we’re already working on a new Disney Food Blog project all about snacks!

I can’t wait to hear what YOU want to know!