Review: Catching the Game and Some Eats at ESPN Club on Walt Disney World’s BoardWalk!

Walt Disney World has something for everyone — from rides and attractions to resorts and dining. Today we’re visiting a sports fan’s go-to table service spot in Disney World: ESPN Club!

ESPN Club is an active, energetic restaurant located at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort and Villas. And as you might expect, it’s not only sports-themed from the walls to the menu, it’s also a fantastic place to watch the big game.

And since the World Cup is still lighting up screens around the globe, it’s important to know that there are TVs EVERYWHERE. Even in the bathrooms. Yup, you don’t have to miss a second of the game. (Priorities.)

The food, which might very well be secondary for a lot of diners, is OK. It’s no Flying Fish or Abracadabar — both located just a stone’s throw away. But you’re not really at ESPN Club for the eats; you’re there for the game! And the good news is: the food will fuel you long after the final whistle blows!

ESPN Club

ESPN Club

Atmosphere

The name of the game at ESPN Club is televised sports. And so the atmosphere really revolves around large screens sharing the latest must-watch games and events.

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Le Rendez-vous Gourmand Food and Wine Festival Returning to Disneyland Paris

For its second year, Le Rendez-vous Gourmand is coming back to Disneyland Paris! This Food and Wine Festival for Disneyland Paris made its debut in 2017. And the 2018 dates have now been revealed!

©Disneyland Paris

©Disneyland Paris

From July 27 – September 30, 2018, Walt Disney Studios Park will host the event, which has been expanded from its just-over-two-week run in its debut year. New this year, the Festival will also celebrate the cuisine of Belgium, Italy, and Spain in addition to the best in food and beverage from France at the event’s various Chalets (similar to the Food and Wine Festival’s Food Booths). [Read more…]

Disney Restaurant Discounts During Orlando Magical Dining Month 2018

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month is returning once again for September 2018! Sponsored by Visit Orlando, this annual event begins with a preview week starting August 24th and runs through September 30th. Magical Dining offers Orlando locals and guests the chance to enjoy the Orlando culinary scene at a significant savings: $35 for three courses at participating area restaurants. Over 100 restaurants will be offering the prix fixe dinners, which include appetizer, entree, and dessert.

©Visit Orlando

©Visit Orlando

In keeping with tradition, one dollar from each meal goes to support local charities. Best Buddies and Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida are the two charities for 2018.

For a complete list of participating restaurants and Magical Dining Month menus, head over to Visit Orlando’s website. And to see all of the restaurants at Disney World and in the immediate Lake Buena Vista area, click here.

As in previous years, several Disney World restaurants are participating! New additions for 2018 are Terralina Crafted Italian and Wine Bar George.

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Iridescent Treats — and Ears! — Take On the Latest Color Craze in Disney Parks

How can ONE set of Minnie Mouse Ears…

Iridescent Minnie Mouse Ears

Iridescent Minnie Mouse Ears

… be SO MANY colors?! [Read more…]

Early Booking for Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Available for Disney World Annual Passholders

The Candlelight Processional is a popular part of the Epcot Festival of the Holidays. Candlelight Processional Dining Packages offer guaranteed seating for the Processional paired with breakfast, lunch, or dinner at a participating Epcot (or Epcot Resort area) restaurant.

Candlelight Processional

Candlelight Processional

Booking for the Dining Packages opens to the general public on Wednesday, July 11th. However, Disney World Annual Passholders may book Dining Packages early! [Read more…]

DFB Video: Six Things That Surprised Me About Tokyo Disney

Hi, there! We’re back with another DFB Video this weekend, and I’m sharing six things that surprised me about Tokyo Disney!

Chandu is big on adventure!

Chandu is big on adventure!

I visited Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea for the first time ever in November, and it was an amazing trip! But though there were some things I knew to expect, other aspects of Tokyo Disney took me completely by surprise. So I thought we’d do a little globe-trotting today, and I would love to take you all along with me to Tokyo Disney in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]

The 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is Coming Soon! Sign Up For the DFB Newsletter for All the Details First!

It’s hard to believe, but we’re less than TWO months away from the beginning of the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. And we can’t wait!

We’re also eagerly awaiting more announcements for this year’s Festival, including menus for the Marketplace Booths!

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

And you know the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is our very favorite time of the Disney year. There’s so much to do, see, experience, and taste that it can be a challenge to figure out just what to plan for. [Read more…]

Review: Italian Eats at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs

Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante is a southern Italian-inspired table service restaurant in the Edison Complex in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs. Officially open to guests in January of this year, it’s the new kid on the block, but it’s making a lot of noise with its classy theming and solid eats.

Maria and Enzo have transformed an abandoned airline terminal into an airy, bold restaurant with soaring ceilings and plenty of mood lighting.

Maria & Enzo's Ristorante

Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante

Sounds weird, right? Yeah, well, it kind of is. But I was super impressed with how nice the dining room felt with all that S P A C E!

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New Booth and Menu Items Announced For The Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

We have a new food booth to announce for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! But even though it’s a new booth for the Festival, it may look quite familiar to you…

Taste Track in Future World

Taste Track in Future World

Taste Track is a snack kiosk open seasonally in Epcot’s Future World near the Test Track attraction. Currently, it features a lineup of over-the-top Sundaes. But for the 2018 Food and Wine Festival, it will become an official Food Booth, serving specialty Croissant Doughnuts with an option of topping with gelato!

Taste Track will join the following previously announced confirmed returning Food Booths: Flavors From Fire, Hops & Barley, and The Wine & Dine Studio. [Read more…]

Review: Rose & Crown at Walt Disney World’s Epcot

Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room is a favorite of many Walt Disney World guests — and it’s easy to see why.

The charm of this table service restaurant is apparent from the curb, as the facades of the United Kingdom in Epcot’s World Showcase blend from one architectural era to the next. And inside the doors? The charm continues.

But all the charm in the world doesn’t mean a thing if the food isn’t good — and here, it’s good. Almost across the board, we’ve enjoyed our visits to Rose & Crown, no matter whether we dined in the Dining Room or in the Rose & Crown Pub that’s adjacent to the restaurant proper.

On our last visit, we tried a Battered Bangers and Mash dish in the pub, but on this most recent visit, we were in the mood for the Dining Room — and those entrees!

Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room

Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room

Atmosphere

Rose & Crown impresses from the jump, with the exteriors heavy and classic. We love the dark green window casings of the Rose & Crown Pub.

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