Rivers of Light Dessert Party Coming to Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

Guests have been able to book Dessert Parties to enjoy a selection of desserts paired with guaranteed seating for a nighttime spectacular at three out of the four Disney World theme parks for some time now.

Fireworks!!

Nighttime Spectacular

Epcot hosts the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party, Hollywood Studios has the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party, and Magic Kingdom offers three different Dessert Parties for Happily Ever After. But Animal Kingdom has never hosted one… until now. The Rivers of Light Dessert Party will kick off soon in Disney’s Animal Kingdom! [Read more…]

Family-Style Dining Coming to Animal Kingdom’s Pizzafari

You can’t miss Pizzafari when you’re trekking through Discovery Island in Animal Kingdom. This brightly colored restaurant serves up Counter Service pizza, and it’s in what’s become a very popular area in the park, as it’s by the pathway that ends up bringing guests into Pandora — The World of AVATAR.

Pizzafari Sign

Pizzafari Sign

And beginning July 31st, a new service style will be coming to Pizzafari. While it will remain a Counter Service restaurant during the day, the location’s serving style will change from 5:00 – 8:00 pm daily offering the new Pizzafari Family Style Dining experience! [Read more…]

Play Disney Parks App Debuts in Disney World and Disneyland Resort SOON!

You know what’s happening this Saturday, June 30th? Okay, you guessed! TOY STORY LAND is opening!!

Toy Story Land Opening on June 30th

Toy Story Land Opening on June 30th

But here’s another one for ya… do you know what ELSE is happening this Saturday? The Play Disney Parks app makes its debut in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort! [Read more…]

Disney Food News This Week: June 24, 2018

Happy weekend! Here’s all the Disney food news this week!

Lobster Nachos

Lobster Nachos

PIXAR PIER IS OPEN in Disneyland Resort!!! Click here to see ALL of our coverage!!

Booking is NOW OPEN for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Find out EVERYTHING you need to know about the festival on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival pages!

Pixar Fest is ON at Disneyland Resort! This fun festival runs through September 3! Click here to get a checklist for ALL the food at Pixar Fest and see our review!

And it’s time to get the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2018 e-book! Save 25% now with code wdw2018!

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…]

What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and Resorts! June 21, 2018

The DFB is back with another fun What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom-Area Resorts!

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Menus and Eats

This Funfetti Donut Cake Pop at Creature Comforts is super fun! And since it’s shaped like a donut, that makes this cake pop breakfast-approved, right? You can find these at all the Starbucks in Disney World for a limited time.

Funfetti Donut Cake Pop at Creature Comforts

Funfetti Donut Cake Pop at Creature Comforts

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One Year In, These Are The Best Snacks in Disney World’s Pandora, The World of Avatar!

On May 27, 2018, Pandora — the World of AVATAR celebrated its first birthday! And while the Animal Kingdom’s newest land didn’t have a Pandoran smash cake, we did stop in to retry some of the eats that’ve fueled many a journey down the Na’vi River and on the back of a banshee for Flight of Passage!

Pandora -- The World of AVATAR

Pandora — The World of AVATAR

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Donald’s Dino-Bash in DinoLand U.S.A. (Plus a Cupcake to Match the Occasion!)

It’s time for a party with Donald Duck — and friends! — at Donald’s Dino-Bash in Animal Kingdom!

Donald's Dino-Bash!

Donald’s Dino-Bash!

To join the Bash, head on over to DinoLand, U.S.A.  in Animal Kingdom.

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36 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Walt Disney World!

One of the most exciting things about visiting Walt Disney World Resort is that there is always something new to experience — even if you’ve been hundreds of times. Here we’ve gathered 36 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Walt Disney World — so let’s all go try something new!

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle

1. Experience the Magic Kingdom Flag Retreat

This moving Magic Kingdom experience requires no Fastpass+ — just a desire to participate in a formal flag lowering ceremony held at the Magic Kingdom flagpole in front of the Walt Disney Railroad Station. The ceremony includes fanfare by trumpets, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and the singing of God Bless America and the Star Spangled Banner accompanied by the philharmonic.

Main Street, U.S.A., Flag

Main Street, U.S.A., Flag

After the lowering and folding of the flag, a guest veteran is handed the flag and a short procession up Main Street, U.S.A., is accompanied by a medley of U.S. military songs. This event takes place daily, so check with Guest Services or the Times Guide to find out when to watch!

2. Drink up — for free!

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DFB Video: Food Tour of Animal Kingdom’s Asia

Happy Weekend! We’re back with another DFB Video, and we’re taking you on a Food Tour of Animal Kingdom’s Asia!

Frozen Chai at Royal Anandapur Tea Company

Frozen Chai at Royal Anandapur Tea Company

Not only is the Asia section of the park a treat for the eyes, but it’s also a place where there are plenty of treats for your palate! So we’re stopping at every single place you can find food in Asia to fuel you up before you take on Expedition Everest. (On second thought, you might want to wait to eat until after riding the coaster… but I digress! ;) ). From tasty teas and specialty cocktails for sipping to a surprising number of vegetarian options and entrees that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in Disney World, Animal Kingdom’s Asia is home to tons of fantastic eats! [Read more…]

NEW DFB Video: Food Tour of Animal Kingdom’s Discovery Island

Hello from Animal Kingdom! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re taking you on a Food Tour of Discovery Island!

Discovery Island Carnivale

Discovery Island Carnivale

The hub of Disney World’s Animal Kingdom park is Discovery Island, where the Tree of Life soars to the sky and colorful entertainment abounds.

Eats-wise, you can explore one of Disney World’s most popular counter service restaurants, some incredibly unique and valuable snacks (that are a great value on the Disney Dining Plan!), and more!

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