DFB Video: Worst Disney World Resorts

Here’s to a new week! We’re kicking it off with another DFB Video today, and we’re talking about the worst Disney World Resorts!

We can't wait to see Caribbean Beach again... AFTER construction

We can’t wait to see Caribbean Beach again… AFTER construction is complete

Now, you may have already heard us talking about some of our favorite Disney World Resorts. But what about those that are… not so much? Though there really is something to enjoy about every Resort in Disney World (since the Magic is everywhere!), with dozens of them on Disney World property… well, some of them are bound to land on the bottom of the list. Find out which Resorts may not climb to the top. [Read more…]

FULL Review!! Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant in Disney Springs

Looking for a little hideaway? Then Enzo’s your guy…

Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant is now officially open in Disney World’s Disney Springs, and we have a full review for you today.

Together with Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Pizza Ponte, Enzo’s Hideaway is the lounge option (which also offers full table service) within this trio of new Italian restaurants in Disney Springs. Like Maria & Enzo’s, the Hideaway is headed by Chef Theo Schoenegger. But the Tunnel Bar puts forth its own spin on Italian cuisine inspired by apertivo bars in Rome.

When you step inside Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar, you’re entering a speakeasy in what are said to have once been rum-running tunnels with the story also inspired by the true Florida history of rum-running. (Hence, the Prohibition-era cocktails you’ll spot on the menu.)

Between this and Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, it’s clear that Enzo is one busy guy.

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant sign

Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant sign

Let’s see what he’s been up to.

Atmosphere

So, who exactly is Enzo? He is Maria’s husband, and together this immigrant couple from Italy ran a bakery in what was formerly the Air Terminal for Disney Springs. When the air terminal closed, they made a name for themselves in the town by opening up Pizza Ponte. [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-up: January 14, 2018

Happy New Year! We hope this year has started out great for you! Now it’s time to kick back, relax, and catch up on another week of Disney food news!

Rose Gold Ears Cupcake

Rose Gold Ears Cupcake

The 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts kicked off January 12 and we have all the Food Booth menus and food photos! See our Best of the Fest here!!

There’s a new ROSE GOLD EARS CUPCAKE?!??!

And your favorite Le Cellier Cheddar Cheese Soup can now be had for a snack credit!

It’s time to the 2018 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining! Use code WDW2018 at check-out to get 25% off the cover price!

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…]

News!! Rose Gold Ears Cupcake Has Arrived at Epcot’s Sunshine Seasons

Just in case you haven’t heard about the mayhem surrounding Rose Gold Minnie Mouse Ears in Disney Parks (on both coasts!), here’s the skinny…

Rose Gold Minnie Ears!

Rose Gold Minnie Ears!

The minute Rose Gold Minnie Ears hit Disney Parks merchandise locations, the shops could not — and still can not — keep them on the shelves! Folks spent time hovering online waiting for updates about their return and scarfing them up in numbers. You could say they’re kindofa BIG DEAL. [Read more…]

Best of the Fest: What to Eat at the 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts!

The second annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicked off TODAY!

This still-new Festival debuted in 2017, celebrating the Culinary, Visual, and Performing Arts. And you can enjoy it in Epcot every day now through February 19th!

2018 Festival of the Arts

2018 Festival of the Arts

The Culinary Arts are primarily celebrated through the event’s Food Booths. Like the Marketplace Booths for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, Food Studios bring enhanced food offerings to Festival guests, but with a unique focus on presentation for the dishes. And today we’ve got our Best of the Fest!

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News: Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant Now Open in Disney Springs

It’s time to sneak underground into Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant in Disney Springs!

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant

Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant

The final component of the newest trio of Italian eateries in Disney Springs — the other two being the already open Pizza Ponte and Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante — is now officially open to guests! We explored the space with our First Look last week. And last night we were there for the official opening!

We’ll be posting our review of Enzo’s VERY soon, with the full scoop on Appetizers

[Read more…]

News and Review: Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup and Poutine Debut at Epcot’s Refreshment Port!

Le Cellier Cheddar Cheese Soup fans, rejoice! Now there’s a quick service option so you can get your fix without expending two signature Disney Dining Plan credits! Thanks to the Refreshment Port, Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup is now available (and snack credit eligible!).

Refreshment Port Menu

Refreshment Port Menu

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News: Kringla Bakeri in Epcot’s Norway Closing Soon for Refurbishment

According to wdwmagic, Kringla Bakeri og Kafe in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion will close on February 4th to begin a refurbishment.

Kringla Bakeri og Kafe

Kringla Bakeri og Kafe

When the refurbishment is complete this summer, guests will be able to enjoy an expanded Kringla Bakeri.

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News: Limited Pilot Program Gives Select Resort Guests the Opportunity to Purchase Theme Park Extras

A limited time pilot program launching on January 12th allows guests who are eligible for Disney Signature Services to purchase a Theme Park Extra for $50 (plus tax) per person in their traveling party per day. In order to participate, these guests must have purchased a theme park ticket for a minimum of three days (or an annual pass).

Frozen Ever After Entrance in Epcot

Frozen Ever After Entrance in Epcot

What’s included in the theme parks extras? According to the language used to promote the offering:

  • Three additional FastPass+ selections per day. FastPass+ attractions and entertainment experiences, the number of selections you can make and available arrival windows are limited.

  • The opportunity to reserve these three additional FastPass+ selections in more than one theme park when a valid Park Hopper option is also purchased with the ticket.

  • A booking window of up to 90 days in advance for these three additional FastPass+ selections and the ability to book them at multiple top-tier attractions. Guests may not repeat the same FastPass+ attraction during a single day.

  • Preferred viewing location for nighttime spectaculars, one per day, including Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom®Park, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot®, Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Advanced reservation is required and availability of each nighttime spectacular preferred viewing location is limited.

Selected guests are also reminded that: “All theme park Guests with valid theme park admission continue to receive up to three FastPass+ selections at a single park per day at no extra charge, as well as additional day-of in-park selections that may be reserved and redeemed one-at-a-time after those initial three selections are redeemed.” [Read more…]

DFB Video: Cinderella’s Royal Table vs Akershus Royal Banquet vs Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast

Happy Friday, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re discussing all things Disney Princesses!

Rapunzel at the Bon Voyage Character Breakfast

Rapunzel at the Bon Voyage Character Breakfast

To be more specific, we’re talking about three of the most popular Character Meals where Disney Royalty come directly to your table to greet you as you dine. But when you’re trying to determine which one is best for you (and possibly your little princess or prince), how do you narrow it down between Cinderella’s Royal Table, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, and the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast? Well, that’s exactly what today’s video is designed to help you find out! [Read more…]