NEW Pixar Chocolate Mousse Brownie Bounces into Disney World!

Wow! They have been busy at Wilderness Lodge’s Roaring Fork in Disney World!

New eats at Roaring Fork

New eats at Roaring Fork

We collected a whole round of updates for you, which will be coming soon to the blog. But first we’ve gotta share our favorite new item!

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What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Coronado Springs Resort: May 26, 2018

We’re baaaaaack with more What’s New! This time we’re at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where the Incredibles are popping up everywhere and at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort where tower construction is well on its way! So c’mon!

Artist's Rendering of the New Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort © Disney

Artist’s Rendering of the New Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort © Disney

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Updates

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Menus and Eats

It’s hot in central Florida, and it isn’t cooling off any time soon. So you’ll want to keep your cool by sipping on a Strawberry Lemonade with an optional shot of Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum. We found this at the popcorn cart to the left of the Chinese Theater.

Popcorn Cart's Strawberry Lemonade

Popcorn Cart’s Strawberry Lemonade

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2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule Announced

We are so excited to share BIG news with you today! We have more information about the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which takes place August 30-November 12, 2018!

Click HERE for All Details on the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

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Today, the full Eat to the Beat Concert line-up is here!!! There are lots of exciting returning acts. We’re marking our calendar to catch Hanson, Sugar Ray, and Tiffany in person. But we always look forward to learning about new acts as well! This year, Sheila E, 98 Degrees, Glass Tiger, and more bring new life to the party!

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Line-Up

A lot of of favorite acts from year’s past are returning to this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival, but there are few new acts joining the lineup!

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How To Score Disney World Free Dining in 2018!

It’s that time of year again – when we’re all eagerly awaiting the announcement of the 2018 Free Disney Dining Plan! The Free Dining offer is super popular – for good reason – and we’ve been talking about WHEN the Free Dining dates might be announced for a while now!

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The Disney World Free Dining offer includes a free Disney Dining Plan with the purchase of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel and ticket package. The “free” part of the name pulls you in, but just remember that you’ll be paying full price for your resort hotel room and a minimum number of ticket days when you book free dining.

We are expecting the Free Dining dates to be announced VERY soon, and today we have five tips for how to score the Free Dining offer! [Read more…]

I Can’t Believe IT! MORE Citrus Swirl NEWS From Magic Kingdom!

Let’s take things waaaay back… to, like, this past Saturday.

We were surprised — and, honestly, a little dismayed — to learn that the iconic Citrus Swirl had been removed from the menu at Magic Kingdom’s Sunshine Tree Terrace.

Citrus Swirl at Sunshine Tree Terrace

Citrus Swirl at Sunshine Tree Terrace

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No More Citrus Swirl in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. See What’s There Instead…

UPDATE: Even MORE news about the Citrus Swirl in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom here! The original is back!

Every good thing must come to an end? I guess that’s Disney’s philosophy! We’ve got some changes about the beloved Citrus Swirl in the Magic Kingdom to report…and not all of us will be happy.

Citrus Swirl Float at Sunshine Tree Terrace in Disney World

Citrus Swirl Float at Sunshine Tree Terrace in Disney World

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DFB Video: Disney World vs Disneyland — Which One Is Best for YOU?

Happy Thursday! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re discussing a question we get asked quite often: What’s the difference between Disney World and Disneyland?

Welcome to Walt Disney World... OR is it Disneyland for you?

Welcome to Walt Disney World… OR is it Disneyland for you?

Now, I think we can all agree that both Disneyland and Disney World are magical places where vacation memories are just waiting to be made. But depending on your traveling group’s needs and vacation desires, one may be better than the other for your specific party. So in our latest DFB Video we’re talking about the differences and similarities in everything from Resorts to dining to attractions to parks and even more as we try to help you discover which of these two Disney destinations is best for you! [Read more…]

2018 Disney World Free Dining: Possible Details and Dates

Update: See below for information about recently-announced 2018 Free Dining for Kids

It’s that time of year again – time to start placing your bets on when the 2018 Free Disney Dining Plan will be announced. We all know how popular free dining has become in recent years and we’re betting that this year won’t be any different!

Mickey Waffles!

Mickey Waffles!

The Disney World free dining offer includes a free Disney Dining Plan with the purchase of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel and ticket package. The “free” part of the name pulls you in, but just remember that you’ll be paying full price for your resort hotel room when you book free dining. And this year – for the first time ever – alcohol is included in the Disney Dining Plan, which might be a game changer as far as the offer is concerned!

In the past, free dining was announced for less crowded (non-peak) times during the year – late summer, early fall, and early winter (before the holiday season). But let’s be honest, there’s really no such thing as a non-peak season anymore. So if an offer comes out this year, we’re expecting the options will include more summer dates. [Read more…]

Win a Pair of Rose Gold Minnie Ears — 3 Chances to Win!

We have some super exciting news to share with you today! We’re hosting a giveaway for … Rose Gold Minnie Ears! You’ve seen these beauties, right? As soon as the Rose Gold Ears were released earlier this fall they sold out almost immediately and quickly became THE must-have accessory at the Disney Parks!

Rose Gold Minnie Ears!

Rose Gold Minnie Ears!

Last week we purchased SEVERAL pairs of sparkly ears and now you have a chance to win a pair! Entering the giveaway is simple, and you can enter to win one of THREE PAIRS! Here’s how: [Read more…]

Updated: When Will Disney World Re-Open After Hurricane Irma?

UPDATE Monday 1:47PM ET: Love these updates from Jeff_EMT on twitter. He was part of the Irma ride-out crew in the Magic Kingdom. Very interesting twitter stream from yesterday and last night.

UPDATE Monday 3:50PM ET:: According to this sign in the lobby at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney World theme parks will reopen Tuesday morning! And, guests can enjoy Extra Magic Hours at the Magic Kingdom!

Disney World theme parks reopening September 12!

Disney World theme parks reopening September 12!

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Disney World closed those big purple theme park gates on Saturday night, September 9th, in preparation for Hurricane Irma. This was only the fifth time that Disney World closed its theme parks since it’s opening in 1971. And while guests were still accommodated at Disney World’s many resorts, the theme parks were shuttered and anticipated to re-open on Tuesday, September 12th.

Contemporary Resort in Disney World after Hurricane Irma

Contemporary Resort in Disney World after Hurricane Irma

Now guests who weathered the storm in Orlando, and those who have trips scheduled for this week and the coming weeks, are wondering when Disney World will re-open.

According to Fortune, Walt Disney World is working with experts to assess the damage from Irma, plan for clean-up efforts, and determine when it’s safe to re-open Disney’s parks and attractions.

The Orlando Sentinel shares more details, saying tropical storm-force winds will remain in and around the Orlando area until afternoon Monday. Orlando is under a curfew until 6PM to protect citizens from aftermath like live downed power lines.

“We are beginning an initial assessment of our property,” a Disney World spokeswoman said Monday morning. “While we experienced high winds and rain, we maintained power throughout the storm.”

Disney World and the rest of the entertainment attractions in the Orlando area are still aiming for a Tuesday re-open, but they are assessing damage and determining what is best for the safety of their guests and employees. Disney’s official website says they are still hoping to resume normal operations on Tuesday, September 12, but we haven’t seen any other announcements from Disney.

Do you have stories from Irma? Let us know in the comments below!

photo credit: thanks to Johnny B for tagging DFB in his instagram photo here.