Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary and Party for the Planet Live Coverage!

Disney World’s Animal Kingdom opened on April, 22, 1998…

Animal Kingdom's Tree of Life

Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life

… and we’ve all been having a WILD time ever since!

We spent the day LIVE at the Anniversary, so you can see what’s in store for the Party for the Planet over the next two weeks… and more new additions to Animal Kingdom!

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Party for the Planet Eats And More for Animal Kingdom’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

This coming Sunday, April 22, 2018, marks the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Animal Kingdom's Tree of Life

Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life

The celebration is also the kickoff of the park’s annual Party for the Planet, which will expand to run for two weeks this year (through May 5th) to recognize the milestone anniversary.

And what’s a party without CAKE? Or cupcakes, more specifically, if you’re in Disney World! Look for Earth Day Cupcakes and Tree of Life Cupcakes at counter service locations like Creature Comforts, Pizzafari, Flame Tree Barbecue, and Restaurantosaurus.

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DFB Video: Disney World French Fry Favorites

Hey, Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and to help you get through the rest of the week, we’re going to have some fun with some French Fry FAVORITES!

Pulled Pork Fries with Cheese

Pulled Pork Fries with Cheese at Flame Tree Barbecue

From regular cut fries loaded with toppings to some rather high-end Poutine, there’s no shortage of potato goodness all around the World. In fact, we’re checking out so many today that you could build your own ’round the World French Fry Tour! So if you’re a French Fry fan, then you’re not going to want to miss today’s video! [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-up: January 28, 2018

Happy Sunday! We hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Now it’s time to kick back, relax, and catch up on another week of Disney food news!

Beef Tenderloin and Egg

Beef Tenderloin and Egg

The 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts is happening now through February 19, and we have all the Food Booth menus and food photos! See our Best of the Fest here!!

It’s time to buy the 2018 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining! Use code WDW2018 at check-out to get 25% off the cover price!

We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…

Disney Food News

Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go. [Read more…]

Review: Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree Barbecue in the Discovery Island area of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom has long been a favorite quick service spot for DFB and our readers, viewers, and followers.

The fairly central location — just between Dinoland and the big tree — makes it convenient to most lands in this sprawling park. There’s typically lots of available seating (albeit some of it uncovered). And the food is consistently satisfying and delicious. (Plus the massive portions give us some options with regard to sharing and maximizing Disney Dining Plan credits!)

And there are so many fun details in the decor here, with brightly colored, playful animal carvings providing interest (as well as identifying different seating areas). And there’s always plenty of real wildlife around to entertain the kiddos during the meal — there are some very hungry birds around.

But birds and squirrels aside, let’s see what Flame Tree Barbecue is cooking up!

Flame Tree Barbecue Menu Sign

Flame Tree Barbecue Menu Sign

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News: Limited Time HOLIDAY EATS at Counter Service Spots in Disney World

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Walt Disney World! The season is in full swing with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, and the Flurry of Fun at Hollywood Studios.

Each of these events are known for offering extras treats and goodies… but guess what?!? Counter Service locations all over Disney World are getting in on the extra food fun!! Check out these brand new offerings, which we found on Mobile Order via the My Disney Experience app!

Mobile Order Pickup at Casey's Corner

Mobile Order Pickup at Casey’s Corner

In fact, ALL of these particular seasonal offerings can be found via Mobile Order, so if you’re not familiar with how it works, you’ll want to read all about Mobile Order here!!

Check out our Mobile Order How-To here!

Now, hold onto your Santa Hats, because there is LOTS to share!!

Magic Kingdom

Mighty Casey himself is getting in the holiday mood! At Casey’s Corner, special holiday items include the Hot Diggity Holiday Dog available in regular or footlong size.

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DFB Video: 7 New Things You HAVE to Try in Disney World RIGHT NOW

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re letting you know the 7 new things you HAVE to try in Disney World RIGHT NOW!

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Pulled Pork at Flame Tree Barbecue

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Pulled Pork at Flame Tree Barbecue

Let me tell you something… Disney World sure is keeping us BUSY with all sorts of new, unexpected, and TASTY eats all over the parks and resorts lately! And if you’ve got a Disney World vacation lined up in the near future, you’re going to want to know the must-eat items topping our list. We got seven brand new hits for you today, so you can get ready by preparing a list of your own for your upcoming trip! [Read more…]

Review: New Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Pulled Pork at Animal Kingdom’s Flame Tree Barbecue

Picture it: A plate full of Baked Macaroni and Cheese.

On top of that, a pile of Flame Tree Barbecue’s Pulled Pork.

On top of THAT, another Flame Tree favorite: Onion Rings!

And on the side? Just a bit of coleslaw to provide a hint of cooling tang to the entire dish.

Well, guess what? You don’t have to simply imagine it — because the fine folks at Animal Kingdom’s Flame Tree Barbecue have made it a reality!

You’ll see it on the updated menu, where the Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork Topped with Onion Rings and Coleslaw has replaced the Smoked Turkey Sandwich.

Flame Tree Barbecue Menu

Flame Tree Barbecue Menu

You’ll notice a difference in presentation, though, from the menu.

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News: Mobile Order Comes to Epcot Starting with Electric Umbrella

Mobile Order has arrived at Epcot!

Mobile Order is the still relatively new process that allows guests – via the My Disney Experience app – to pre-order and pre-pay for meals at select Counter Service locations around Disney World. This enables guests to bypass the ordering queue at their selected restaurant and go straight to pick up their food upon arrival! (You can learn about how the entire process works from start to finish here)

Animal Kingdom was the first park to utilize Mobile Order, and it is currently offered in four locations: Flame Tree Barbecue, Pizzafari, Restaurantosaurus, and Satu’li Canteen.

Next up was Magic Kingdom, where Columbia Harbour House, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café, Pinocchio Village Haus, and Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant now all offer Mobile Order.

One location so far in Disney Springs offers the service: D-Luxe Burger.

Mobile Order Pickup Sign at D-Luxe Burger

Mobile Order Pickup Sign at D-Luxe Burger

And as of today, Epcot is now represented, too, as Future World’s Electric Umbrella is the latest location added for Mobile Order. [Read more…]

News: Mobile Order On the Way to Five Magic Kingdom Counter Service Restaurants

If you’ve been following along on any of our trips to Pandora — The World of AVATAR, the newest land in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, then you are already familiar with the new Satu’li Canteen.

Along with an entirely new array of eats for Animal Kingdom guests, something else made its debut at Satu’li Canteen: the Mobile Order process, available via the My Disney Experience app(you can visit our Mobile Order Page here). Mobile Order enables guests to pre-order and pre-pay for their food at specific Counter Service locations, allowing them to bypass the ordering lines in the restaurant and pick up their food directly from a designated counter.

Sign directing to Regular and Mobile Order

Sign directing to Regular Lines and Mobile Order Pick Up

And now, Mobile Order is on its way to select Magic Kingdom restaurants! According to wdwmagic.com, five Magic Kingdom Counter Service locations will begin to utilize Mobile Order this summer. Look for Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, Pinocchio Village Haus, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe, and Columbia Harbour House to pop up on the list of locations you will be able to select soon. [Read more…]