LAST DAY! Save 35% Off the Entire DFB Store with our Epcot 35th Anniversary Sale!

Epcot is celebrating its 35th Anniversary and we’re celebrating this milestone with a big sale at the DFB Store! Everything – every DFB Guide – is 35% off.

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You have to hurry though – this sale won’t last forever!

Save 35% Off On Everything in the DFB Store!

And yes – we mean EVERYTHING – with code Epcot35 for a limited time!

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Save 35% Off the Entire DFB Store With Our Epcot 35th Anniversary Sale!

Epcot is celebrating its 35th Anniversary on October 1!

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Epcot 35 Signage

And we’re celebrating with a huge sale at DFB!! If you’re planning a Disney World trip, it’s high time to check out our DFB Travel Guides, with hundreds of pages of tips and tricks to ensure you have the BEST. TRIP. EVER!

 

35% Off EVERYTHING at the DFB Store with code EPCOT35!

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We LOVE Epcot – after all it is home to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival (our favorite Festival). But the truth is, I’ve been an Epcot fan since I was 7 years old. It’s always always been my favorite park.

ME!!! in 1985

ME!!! in 1985

Even back when we had to wait in hours-long lines for Journey Into Imagination…OUTSIDE…IN THE SUN…we were still totally into it!

Journey Into Imagination 1985

Journey Into Imagination 1985

And, well, Kitchen Kabaret just sealed the deal for 7-year-old me.

Kitchen Kabaret

Kitchen Kabaret

So, Epcot and I…we’ve got something special going on. And I wanted to make sure we commemorated the 35th Anniversary here on DFB by offering some serious savings! Just use EPCOT35 at check-out to get 35% Off any of the DFB Guides or Bundles!

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You already enjoy our reviews, news, and tips daily on our Blog. But did you know — that’s JUST the tip of the iceberg. Because we have lots more to share with you in our complete line of DFB Guides! [Read more…]

New Video: Disney World Food Secrets — Free Stuff, Cool Stuff, and MORE — Part 2

Hey Guys! Recently, we shared with you some of our favorite Disney World Food Secrets. And today, we’re back with part two in our latest DFB Video!

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Peanut Butter Fudge for Dayzzzzzzzz

Disney World is a big place, and there’s a lot to do and see. But what if you’re missing totally cool awesomeness, just because you don’t know about it? [Read more…]

Top Tips for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

It’s nearly here: the Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicks off shortly and we are counting down the days!

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Before long, we’ll all be traipsing about Epcot, noshing on old favorites and new finds.

And with more marketplace booths joining the ranks every year, there is always something to be excited about.

But planning is key, especially as the festival continues to grow. And we’re here to help!

We’ve been around the festival block a time or two, ;-) so I’m happy to share with you some of Disney Food Blog’s Top Tips for making this the best Epcot Food and Wine Festival yet! Let’s dig in!

1. Know Before You Go

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival has become massive, both in terms of timeframe and offerings. Every year, it gets longer, and more booths are introduced. This pretty much guarantees that if you show up expecting to wing it, you’re gonna miss some stuff. So planning has gotta be your starting point.

Spend some time looking at the menus, and determine your must eat and must drink lists. Give special attention to this exercise if you have particular preferences or sensitivities as Disney labels items that are gluten free and vegetarian. (For all of this year’s gluten free offerings, check out our list of GF menu items here.)

Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée at Patagonia

Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée at Patagonia, a Gluten Free Option

Also, give some thought to where you might escape the heat for a bit. Craft Beers, located in The Odyssey, offers a nice respite from the sun. Besides, it’s a great place to grab a cold one. In World Showcase, duck into Mitsukoshi Department Store in Japan for a breather, or take in the Voices of Liberty for a break. [Read more…]

New DFB Video: Most Popular Restaurants in Disney World — and Good Alternatives If They’re Full!

We’ve all been there, right? You try to score that coveted Advance Dining Reservation, and it just doesn’t happen. So what should you do? Fortunately, that’s what we’re talking about in our latest DFB Video!

Today, we’re sharing the most popular restaurants in Walt Disney World — and what to do when they’re totally booked!

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Be Our Guest Restaurant

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Seven Things To Do BEFORE the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

You’re going to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Hooray!

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Ok. Now what?

In 2017, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival will take place August 31 through November 13. That’s 75 days of discovering new dishes, enjoying interesting wines, and learning about exciting cocktails and craft beers.

But unless you’re independently wealthy, you probably won’t be enjoying the entire two and a half month stretch.

Luckily, we know a thing or two about planning a GREAT Epcot Food and Wine Festival trip. We’ve even compiled our best tips in our DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Food and Wine Festival, available right now for pre-order.

To get you started on everything from choosing your dates, to what to pack, and how you pay for it all, let’s check out our best tips for Preparing for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, From Start to Finish.

1) Schedule Your Dates

It may seem basic, but get the calendar out and decide when you’d like to visit.

But really, it’s not so basic, right? There are all kinds of things to consider: When are crowds the largest? What’s the weather like? And OMG is Hanson going to be there this year??? (Spoiler Alert: Yep. They are.)

OMG! Hanson! (©Hanson)

OMG! Hanson! (©Hanson)

Unfortunately, with respect to schedules, if you have to plan in advance, you’re going to have to do so with some unknowns. Disney always puts out the final schedule of events, for everything from Special Events to Demonstrations and Seminars, pretty much at the last minute. Even Eat to the Beat is coming later and later (although we do have that full lineup — see it here!)

Beverage Seminar

Beverage Seminar

Our suggestion? Plan as much as you can based upon weather, crowds, and a general idea of when Special Events have taken place historically. For a look back at all of the details of previous Festivals, check out our Disney Food and Wine Festivals Page. [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…]

Save With The 180-Day Sale!

You Guys! CHRISTMAS!!

Christmas? Wha?? “But AJ, it’s June and it’s so hot/humid/sunny/rainy/sooooo nooooottt Christmas!”

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Well…true.

BUT — it’s also only 187 days until Christmas.

That means that if you’re planning a December Disney trip, then it’s time to don your Santa hat and get into the holiday spirit, my friends!

Still wondering why? Ha! Lemme explain.

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You can book restaurants at Disney World 180 days in advance. And the most popular restaurants book up to capacity on that first day! SO, restaurants at Disney World start booking for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day NEXT WEEK!!! We don’t want you to miss out. So it’s time to start planning. [Read more…]

Limited Time!: Save 40% Off of the Entire DFB Store With Our Memorial Day Sale!

As we mark a time of remembrance this weekend, we are also enjoying fun celebrations with family and friends as summer gets underway! And if you’re like me, that means one thing — vacation is JUST around the corner!

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Because of that, I wanted to remind you of our huge sale on everything in the DFB Store! But hurry! These savings are only for a limited time.

Save 40% Off On Everything in the DFB Store!

And yes — we mean EVERYTHING — with code 40SALE for a limited time!

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Save 40% on EVERYTHING in the DFB Store with Our Memorial Day Sale!

Hellooooo, summer! As we mark a time of remembrance this Memorial Day weekend, we also look forward to fun celebrations with family and friends as the unofficial start to summer has arrived.

Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World during the busy summer season? Or do you have your eyes set on a fall Food and Wine Festival Trip or a Holiday Extravaganza? Whenever you visit, we know one thing for sure: you need to make some plans.

Can you believe it? Seriously, it’s time to get going on those advance dining reservations! And we’re going to make sure you choose the best restaurants Disney has to offer — and save some money while you’re at it!

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40% Off EVERYTHING at the DFB Store with code 40SALE!

You already enjoy our reviews, news, and tips daily on our Blog. But did you know — that’s JUST the tip of the iceberg. Because we have lots more to share with you in our complete line of DFB Guide e-Books. [Read more…]