Let’s take things waaaay back… to, like, this past Saturday.
But now? [Read more…]
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.
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?
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…]
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!
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…]
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!
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…]
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 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.
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!
Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re getting down to the serious business of MILKSHAKES!
There are dozens of milkshake options in Disney World, but we’ve narrowed down the playing field to the top 10. We also give our thoughts in this video on the trend of “over-the-top” milkshakes that’s become popular in Disney World and at Universal Studios.
It’s time for a fabulous Disney Food Hack! This one’s for all my fellow Ice Cream Sandwich lovers out there — but it’s nothing like the ones you can already snag around the World at spots like Sleepy Hollow and Hollywood Scoops.
Nor is it one of the Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches from L’Artisan des Glaces. OR a Gelato Sandwich from the Gelato Stand in Epcot’s Italy. OR the Double Chocolate ice cream sammie from Tamu Tamu in Animal Kingdom. It doesn’t even involve Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Sandwich (although it is so quintessentially Disney). [Read more…]
Hollywood Studios is kind of the forgotten park right now in Disney World. So much construction. So many shuttered restaurants. So is it still even worth it to go? YEP! And when you DO go, we’ve got the list of what you need to be eating! Check out today’s DFB Video for the things you MUST eat when you visit Hollywood Studios!
There’s a lot to eat in the studios still, but some of it is just not worth the cost or the calories. Stick with our tips and you can rest assured you’ll be eating the best of the best.
Disney World Counter Service locations typically offer a few standard desserts.
You may be familiar… at places like Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe and Pinocchio Village Haus in Magic Kingdom you’ll often find Chocolate Cake on the dessert menu. Over in Hollywood Studios, Fairfax Fare, Backlot Express, and more serve a Chocolate Mousse. Chocolate Mousse is an Animal Kingdom Counter Service dessert staple, too, at Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe.
They’re all fine, if not particularly remarkable. (Okay, we DO dig that Chocolate Cake). But there is another Counter Service dessert that you’ll only find in one spot. Oddly, it’s found in a place not exactly known for unique choices: Epcot’s Liberty Inn, located in the the American Adventure Pavilion.
You know the drill: Liberty Inn is the place to go if you (or your kiddos in tow) want simple classics like Burgers, Chicken Breast Nuggets, and the like — plenty of fried food to fuel your continued continental adventure.
But we’re here today to put the spotlight once more on an item that is surprisingly unique to Liberty Inn: the Warm Peach Cobbler. [Read more…]