2013 Disney World Free Dining Package for UK Residents

UK residents, get ready for some awesome news!! Book a dream Walt Disney World holiday at selected Disney Hotels on selected dates in 2013 & receive FREE dining for everyone on your booking for your entire stay when you add your Disney Theme Park Tickets.

Valid for Arrivals January 1st-March 19th, 2013 & April 7th-December 8th, 2013

Virgin Holidays has released an exciting offer for United Kingdom residents. This dream holiday in Walt Disney World must be booked prior to 10 July 2012. You’ll get accommodations at select WDW hotels, free dining for your family, fourteen Disney park ticket days, plus Virgin Holidays customers will receive $200 in Disney spending money when staying at select Disney resorts during the dates noted above.

Note, a 5-night stay is required! Guests staying at a Disney moderate resort will enjoy the free Quick Service Dining Plan. Reserving a deluxe hotel or villa will entitle your family to the free standard Disney Dining Plan.

Price Comparison of Disney Dining Plans

Disney Quick (Counter) Service Dining Plan: £24.99 per adult, £9.99 per child, per day 2 Quick (Counter) Service meals, 1 Snack and a Refillable Resort Mug per Guest, per day. This package is FREE when booking a select moderate hotel. Upgrade To Standard Disney Dining Plan for £15.00 per adult, £2.00 per child, per day. Please note the price increase – in 2012, it was only £10.00 per adult for this upgrade.

Standard Disney Dining Plan: £39.99 per adult, £11.99 per child, per day 1 Table Service meal, 1 Quick (Counter) Service meal and 1 Snack per Guest, per day. This package is FREE when booking a select deluxe resort. Upgrade to the Deluxe plan for £25.00 per adult, £8.00 per child, per day.

Disney Deluxe Dining Plan: £64.99 per adult, £19.99 per child, per day Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 2 Snacks and a Refillable Resort Mug per Guest, per day.

With a Disney Dining Plan (DDP), your family will [Read more…]

Menu Changes: Epcot’s Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room

In our last review of Rose & Crown in Disney World’s Epcot, we took a look at some menu changes. And, with the new Spring season, it’s happened again! But this time it’s a bit more drastic.

There are several favorites that have been removed from the menu with this go-around! Potato Leek Soup? Gone. Sunday Dinner? Gone. Bangers and Mash? Gone (from the dinner menu).

But lots of new things have been added! The Ploughman’s Lunch and Cottage Pie are back on the menu after absences, and there are several new desserts to sample!

Dinner Menu

Here’s the October 2011 Rose & Crown menu that we reviewed. The new dinner menu launched this week has taken some serious turns… [Read more…]

Upcoming Disney World Menu Changes: Rose & Crown, Beaches & Cream, and Sanaa

We’ve had a couple of menu update reports from friends of the Food Blog over the past couple of days! Here’s what we’re finding out…

Rose & Crown Restaurant

A new lunch menu started September 14th at the Rose & Crown in Epcot’s United Kingdom.

New Rose and Crown Menu - click for larger version

Thanks to @scarlettashley1 for the breaking-news tweet!

Sanaa

Over at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village, Sanaa will update its menu slightly this Fall. Our source isn’t sure of all the new details, but Sanaa will likely add [Read more…]

New World Showcase Mickey Ears Hats Featuring Foooood!

I absolutely love that the Disney Store is carrying some theme park merchandise now. And these Ears Hats might be the perfect headgear for your upcoming trip to the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Highlighting Epcot’s World Showcase countries, these Ears Hats may not be all the rage just yet, but after a few brews I can see ya posing for a pic or two! And when you do, share it at the Disney Food Blog Photo Extravaganza. Please!

Germany Ears Hat

Guten Tag! Take a look at the Germany Ears Hat with a foodie favorite — the soft pretzel — on an ear!

If you’re heading to the Biergarten or stopping by the Germany booth at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, you need this topper. (This may look better after an Altenmunster at the Brewer’s Collection booth. Just sayin’ ;-)!)

Germany Ears Hat

Italy Ears Hat

Ciao! Before heading to the Italy pavilion or Italy Booth, don your gondolier outfit or… just get this Ears Hat.

With a giant pizza [Read more…]

WDW Foodie Fest “Snack Attack” Special Event Tickets On Sale Now

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. We hope you’ll come see us at other WDW Foodie Fest events the first week of October — check out our schedule of events here! Thank you!

The Disney Food Blog and WDW Foodie Fest are not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company.
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Great news!! Tickets now on sale for the Disney Food Blog’s Snack Attack, Featuring DFB Favorites!

Join me on October 4th at 8:30pm for Snack Attack, a new WDW Foodie Fest event combining some of your favorite Disney World snacks and an incredible view of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth in Epcot!

And when I say “favorites,” I mean it! No boring, bite-sized desserts here! You’ve never seen a dessert party like this!

What’s the Snack Attack?

The Snack Attack, Featuring DFB Favorites is a dessert and fireworks party that will be held on a private terrace at the United Kingdom pavilion, and DFB has worked with Disney to provide a unique menu for our readers. Savor all of your favorite Disney snacks brought together in the same spot for one magical night! The dessert buffet will include our favorites:

Starring Rolls’ Butterfinger Cupcakes
Classic Disney Popcorn
Animal Kingdom Lodge Zebra Domes
Mickey Ice Cream Bars
Norway’s School Bread
Writer’s Stop’s Carrot Cake Cookies
Boardwalk Bakery’s Cheesecake Brownies
Starring Rolls’ Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

And MORE!

While our DFB readers will certainly appreciate the one-of-a-kind menu, you’ll also be able to relax and enjoy an awe-inspiring view of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Epcot’s outstanding fireworks spectacular! No worries about where to locate your seat around World Showcase Lagoon. We’ll be sipping and noshing in our own private space!

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

Tickets are $40 per person (kids and adults) and include:
*Entrance to the event
*Access to the specialized menu dessert buffet
*Access to the private IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth viewing area
Families are welcome! Each member of your party will need a ticket for entry, regardless of age.

Add to Cart

Only ticketed guests with their full names on our roster will be admitted to the event, so please pay attention to the instructions you receive after purchasing your tickets. Tickets are limited to 100 and will be sold first-come, first-served. Should the event be sold out, you can join our waiting list by emailing us at Support @ DFBGuide.com.

About WDW Foodie Fest

WDW Foodie Fest is a gathering of Disney Food fans in Walt Disney World during the opening week of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Currently there are four events scheduled during WDW Foodie Fest, and there may be more to come! You can see the WDW Foodie Fest schedule of events here! In addition to the October 4th event, we’d love to see you at the WDW Foodie Fest Main Event on October 2nd!

Special thanks to our 2011 Foodie Fest Sponsors!

MEI Mousefan Travel

Raglan Road Restaurant and Pub and Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Please note that the event ticket price goes toward paying the costs for the event: space rental, specialty food and beverage costs, event staffing, etc.

2012 Free Dining Package for UK Guests

Virgin Holidays has released an exciting offer for United Kingdom residents. This dream holiday in Walt Disney World must be booked prior to 6 June 2012. You’ll get accommodations at select WDW hotels, free dining for your family, fourteen Disney park ticket days (for the price of 7!!) plus Virgin Holidays customers will receive $300 in Disney spending money.

Eligible 2012 dates include:
1 Jan-26 Feb
1 May-17 Jun
1 Aug-18 Nov 2012

Just book a WDW hotel and park tickets for at least [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: January 9, 2010

Lady and the Tramp Cake Topper

Howdy, all! We are firmly ensconced in 2011, and I hope it’s treating you well. First up, as always, the news! But stay tuned — lots of great new sites in the round-up this week!

And now — on to the round-up!

A Wedding Cake Blog showcases some gorgeous and whimsical Disney Wedding Cake Toppers! Belle, Cinderella, Bride and Groom Ear Hats, even Lady and the Tramp!

WDW for Grownups has a fun primer on couponing in the Disney World area — check it out and save some cash on meals and entertainment the next time you’re in Orlando!

Two Boos Who Eat takes us to Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen and Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor in Disneyland!! YUM!

Jessica Loves Cupcakes gives us an overview of cupcakes in Disneyland — including a fun Minnie Mouse cupcake antenna topper I hadn’t even seen before!

Main Street Gazette takes us on a tantalizing tour of The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort!

RoriTravel’s Florida takes us out to Rix Lounge at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!

WDW Radio focuses on the UK pavilion with guest stars Mark and Emma (my new friends from the UK!)

A Taste of Wonderland covers a few of the new dining spots in WDW!

Have You Seen the Royal Feast?

Every once in a while I’ll be wandering through the Disney parks when I stumble across a hidden gem — something that most guests will probably just walk right by, but that catches my food-obsessed eye.

On my last trip, I was browsing through The Sportsman’s Shoppe in Epcot’s United Kingdom pavilion. On my way out (headed to the pub across the street), I saw this. Click on any of the photos for larger images:

This gorgeous diorama sits in a short lobby leading to the outdoors, just outside the shop and just across from the Rose & Crown Restaurant. I’m not sure I’d ever seen it before, but I was spellbound. I stared for several minutes, first trying to determine the story in the scene and then trying to take in all of the unbelievable detail.

Clearly, what we’re looking at here is a Royal Feast: the King is seated next to his Queen and Royal guests, servants bustle about behind the table, and an entertainer is rolling a hoop in front of the Royal party. And that’s not all — Knights in Armor guard the table with glistening, bejeweled shields; musicians stand in the balconies ready to entertain at a moment’s notice; Royal crests bedeck the walls; and a huge stained glass window completes the scene.

And he’s “rolling” in the true sense. The diorama is animatronic. You can watch the [Read more…]