FULL Review: The New Satu’li Canteen in Animal Kingdom’s Pandora — The World of AVATAR

Pandora — The World of AVATAR officially opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27th!

Welcome to Pandora -- The World of AVATAR!

Welcome to Pandora — The World of AVATAR!

But the DFB was able to attend a Pandora Passholder Preview over the weekend. And you know what we learned? [Read more…]

Celebrate ‘British Sandwich Week’ with Discounts at Earl of Sandwich May 15-19

Earl of Sandwich at Disney Springs is one of our all-time favorite sandwich spots at Disney World! And this week they’re celebrating British Sandwich Week.

Earl of Sandwich in Disney Springs

Earl of Sandwich in Disney Springs

As the story goes, back in 1762 John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, didn’t want to leave the card game he was playing so he asked for roasted beef between two slices of bread and the sandwich was born!

To celebrate the sandwich, Earl of Sandwich guests can enjoy $5 featured sandwiches from May 15 to May 19. [Read more…]

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Disney World and Disneyland!

Happy Mother’s Day!! How about a day at Disneyland or Disney World just for mom?

A sweet treat just for Mom! ©Disney

A sweet treat just for Mom! ©Disney

If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day, check out these special dining options at Disney World and Disneyland! [Read more…]

First Look! Pandora — The World of AVATAR in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Welcome to Pandora — The World of AVATAR!

Welcome to Pandora -- The World of AVATAR!

Welcome to Pandora — The World of AVATAR!

We are THRILLED to bring you along with us on our very first visit to the newest land in Disney’s Animal Kingdom! (And be sure to check out our full food reviews of Satu’li Canteen and Pongu Pongu, too!) [Read more…]

First Look AND Video: Disney’s New Happily Ever After Fireworks Show at Magic Kingdom

“Each of us has a dream…All we have to do is look inside our hearts and unlock the magic.”

WOW! Were you there? Did you see it?

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Happily Ever After at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

We’re talking about Happily Ever After, which debuted last night. The brand new night time show at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom combines fireworks, lighting effects, lasers, castle projections, and music into one truly spectacular show.

Truth be told, we are a little sad to say goodbye to its predecessor, Wishes. I mean, we all practically grew up with it, right? But this show is fantastic, and you’ve gotta see it!

Not at Magic Kingdom? Well, you’re in luck. We’re bringing you the highlights and our secrets for seeing the show in our latest DFB Video!!

We were there early in the evening as the park began to fill up.

The Crowds Gather Early

The Crowds Gather Early

It was an absolutely gorgeous night at Magic Kingdom! [Read more…]

DFB Video: GET THIS at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

For today’s DFB Video we are heading to Disney’s Animal Kingdom again! We know that everyone will be hitting up this park to see Pandora, so we wanted to be sure you had a few other suggestions of must-eats while you’re in Animal Kingdom!

French Fries with Pulled Pork and Cheese

French Fries with Pulled Pork and Cheese

I am a huge fan of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The theming is incredible, right down to the cracked pavement and crumbling walls that you find throughout each land. And there’s so much happening here right now. Pandora — The World of Avatar is set to open in just a few short weeks, and there’s always the Rivers of Light show.

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Start Your Disney Trip Planning With The DFB Guide Mother’s Day Sale!

Mom is the BEST. She does all the things. Cooking and cleaning. Running and waiting. Kissing away ouchies and cheering you on at that soccer game. And you totally forgot to get her something for Mother’s Day, didn’t you? ;-D

For all the hats she wears and for the hundreds of ways everyday that she makes life better, we’re honoring all the moms this weekend with the DFB Mother’s Day Sale!

 

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So this weekend, get 40% off when you purchase any DFB Guide E-Book Bundle, then forward the books on to Mom so she can start planning her super fun Disney vacation! Use code MICKEYMOM for the discount!

Want to know a little more about our DFB Guide E-Book Bundles? Read on for all of the details!

The DFB Everything Bundle — For An Additional 40% OFF the Already Low Bundled Price!

Once again, as a big THANKS to our loyal readers and their awesome MOMS, we’re offering a special deal for Mother’s Day. And since everyone wants EVERYTHING…that’s what we’re giving you!

2017 Everything Bundle

Today, you can purchase the DFB Everything Bundle for 40% off the already low bundle price! It’s a $100 value for just $36! Enter code MICKEYMOM at check-out for the deal. [Read more…]

Review: New Jumbo Pretzel in (where else?) Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

If one snack has become associated indelibly with Disney Parks on both the east and west coasts, it’s the Mickey Pretzel. I mean, it’s Mickey-shaped, it’s portable, it’s pretzel. (And now it comes with cheese sauce just about everywhere — so yum!)

But let’s be real: If you want an authentic pretzel experience, where the texture, color, and flavor combine for pretzel perfection, you gotta head over to the Germany Pavilion in World Showcase.

Sommerfest in the Germany Pavilion Outside View

Sommerfest in the Germany Pavilion Outside View

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Spotted: Italia Kitchen Merchandise in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion

Before a recent visit to Via Napoli in Epcot for a pizza, my husband and I had a few spare minutes before our Advance Dining Reservation. We decided to spend that extra time in La Bottega Italiana, one of the Italy Pavilion’s shops, where I happened upon some fun kitchen gear and other Italia-themed merchandise.

Pasta Mickey Italia Apron

Pasta Mickey Italia Apron

It had been a while since I’d popped in this particular store, so I’m not sure how long these have been around, but what stood out to me right away was this fun apron featuring Mickey formed out of various pasta shapes. [Read more…]

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tip: How Many Days Should I Budget For the Festival?

You Guys! It’ll be here before we know it!! YEP — I’m talking about the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for August 31-November 13. This year’s festival offers a record 75 days of fantastic eats, drinks, and more!

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Already, we’re starting to get our very first big pieces of news about how this year’s festival will shape up.

We know for sure that there will be 35 booths to celebrate the 35 years of Epcot, and that both India and Spain will return in 2017.

While we await the announcement of the rest of the new booths, we can still start our planning! If you haven’t already done it, this is a great time to preorder the 2017 DFB Guide to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. We have all the tips, tricks, and strategies that will make this your best fest yet! AND when you preorder the 2017 guide, you get the 2016 guide for free as an immediate download — so you can start your planning now!

In the meantime, we’re sharing some of our best tips for making the most of your time at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival from our guide’s Frequently Asked Questions section. Today’s question is:

How Many Days Should I Budge For The Epcot Food and Wine Festival?

We get this one all the time! And while there’s no right or wrong answer, we definitely have a few things for you to consider as you make your decision.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

If possible, plan for two or more days. See, here’s the thing. For all that we talk about the festival centerpiece — the marketplace booths — there is so much more to do and experience. And it’s not all super pricey. [Read more…]