We have an important update if you’re heading to Disney in 2022!
Happy New Year from Disney Food Blog!
WHEW. What a year it’s been (and we’re not sad to see 2020 go).
We’ve wrapped up another year of bringing you all of the Disney Food News as it happens all around the world! And, we can’t wait to see what 2021 brings (because it’s gotta be GOOD, right??)!
As we bid a BIG FAREWELL to 2020 and ring in what we HOPE is going to be a better 2021, we want to thank you in the best way we know how — with HUGE SAVINGS just in time for your next Disney trip on our 2021 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining!
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
It’s officially the holiday season! We are making our lists and we know you are, too — and we’re doing a lot more shopping from home this year! And we bet you’re wondering if it’s time to get yourself a little something as well… 😀
We have the perfect idea: our most popular DFB e-book the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining — deeply discounted for a VERY limited time!
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Happy Father’s Day to all of you special guys out there!
We love the guys in our lives — including uncles, grandfathers, big brothers, stepparents, godfathers, and anyone who takes the time to be a father figure to those around him.
And who doesn’t want to give Dad the best gift ever: a superbly planned trip to Disney World where he gets to eat all the best food and drink all the best drinks?!? We’ve got a great deal today to help you make that happen!
Seriously — EVERYTHING!! Just use code DadsDay for a limited time!
And remember — Disney World is reopening next month and if you’re thinking about a trip this year or even in 2021 it’s time to start planning NOW!
Hellooooo summer! As we mark a time of remembrance this Memorial Day weekend, we also look forward to fun celebrations with family and friends as the unofficial start to summer has arrived.
Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World during the busy summer season? Or do you have your eyes set on a fall Food and Wine Festival Trip or a Holiday Extravaganza? Whenever you visit, we know one thing for sure: you need to make some plans.
Can you believe it? Seriously, it’s time to get going on those Advance Dining Reservations! And we’re going to make sure you choose the best restaurants Disney has to offer — and save some money while you’re at it — with our HUGE Memorial Day Sale at the DFB Store!
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What’s for dinner?
You probably hear that question every day and never thought about the importance it might have when choosing a Disney Resort.
But, when deciding where to stay at Walt Disney World, be sure to consider what’s on the menu at your resort along with the nightly room rate, room size, bedding, transportation to the parks, amenities, view, and location.
Choosing your Walt Disney World resort is a practical, emotional, and sensory decision. Each resort has a unique theme created by sound, smell, textures, colors, landscaping, architecture, and flavors.
And when you’re planning a stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel you should think about what dining options are available for you and your family. The menus at the Quick Service and Table Service restaurants evoke each resort’s theme. A good planning tip is that you should peruse the resort menus before choosing your Disney accommodations. [Read more…]
Happy Thanksgiving Week! We’re back with another DFB Video today, giving you some solid tips on how to make your Disney trip stress-free!
Yes, a Disney vacation is fun, memorable, and magical… but, let’s be honest. It can also be stressful. These days more than ever before, planning a trip to Disney World requires a lot of thoughtful scheduling long before you hop on the plane to get there. There is so much to consider, from where to stay to where to dine to FastPasses for your top attractions and much more. What other factors do you need to consider in advance? And how much in advance, while we’re at it? We discuss all that and more in our latest DFB Video! [Read more…]
You may be just starting Summer vacation and all that goes with it, but here at Disney Food Blog, we’re also busy gearing up for one of our most favorite times of the year — the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
The festival, which runs from September 25 until November 16 this year, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2015. There is so much to do, see, taste, and experience, all crammed into seven weeks. So you’re bound to have some questions about planning for it — and specifically, how to budget for all you want to do.
So today, let’s talk a little bit about budgeting to get you ready for Fall’s biggest Disney food event.
How Much Does It Cost to Go to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
Many things at the festival are included in your Epcot admission. Attractions and events such as Eat to the Beat Concerts, Back to Basics Seminars, and the Cranberry Bog are all complimentary with your Epcot ticket.
And new for 2015, guests can also enjoy Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak Scavenger Hunt, a fun game that will take place around World Showcase.
But food and drink, even at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths, is not included in the price of admission. And Special Events do cost extra and can range widely, depending on the events you plan to attend.
How Much Money Should I Budget For a Day at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
The answer to this question varies widely from person to person. A great way to experience the festival is by Eating and Drinking Your Way Around the World, Marketplace Discovery Passport, in hand! In the past, plates and pours at the World Showcase Booths have averaged [Read more…]
We are back with some great advice some of the best experts around when it comes to planning your Disney Dining — DFB Readers!
Seriously, you guys are the best, and I’m always excited to learn new things from your experiences! So when it came time recently to update our Top Tips for Disney Dining, we turned to you for input and advice. And you responded with tons of great suggestions.
Check out just a few of them below, as we offer you even more Top Disney Dining Tips from the Experts!
Have a Plan…and Don’t Blow Those Snack Credits on Things You Can Get at Home!
It was important enough for several different DFB readers to mention — and expound on! Do not waste those precious Disney Dining Plan snack credits on something as ho hum and common as a piece of fruit or a bottle of water.
Yep, they can sometimes pile up on you toward the end of the trip. So spend a little time planning beforehand so you don’t waste a single one. Here’s a TIP: DFB Snack Guides can come in handy for this endeavor; we have one for every park at Walt Disney World with our recommendations for the best snacks!
Get the Dining Plan…And Don’t.
One of the most interesting suggestions for stretching your Disney Food Budget came from @Greg_Crowder: he suggested that you go halfsies on the Disney Dining Plan. He writes: “2 of us had the free plan a couple of years ago and 2 didn’t. The snacks and counter [service] meals were plenty for all 4 people.”
It’s true that Disney portions can be pretty big, and eating lots of large meals and rich snacks and then walking 100 miles a day may be a tall order. So if you’re willing to share, this can be an excellent way to keep costs down. It also means that you pre-pay, so your spending money goes a little further.
Just note that if you’re all staying in the same room, you all need to be on the same plan; so this tip only works if your compadres are in a different room.
Don’t Forget About Resort Restaurants.
Many readers chimed in that visitors should never forget to check out resort dining options, saying that you should definitely venture out of the Park for incredible food. Resort restaurants offer some of the most amazing dining on property.
Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge was mentioned lots of times. For instance, reader David Mendoza says: “Whether you are staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge or not, make the trip to the Sanaa restaurant. Wonderful food and such a picturesque setting, watching the beautiful animals as you dine on some of the most awesome food in Disney World! A real must see! And when you are done you can take a stroll and get even closer to the animals. Truly a wondrous place.”
I couldn’t agree more! (Read my latest Sanaa review here.)
Allergies and Food Sensitivities? No problem.
We’ve written about it lots of times — Disney is tops when it comes to serving guests with allergies, food sensitivities, and special diets. And our readers are eager to agree that Disney routinely goes above and beyond to ensure their guests have the best experience possible, regardless of their dietary limitations.
Ann Hooghuis Dealy weighs in by saying, “If you have food allergies or sensitivities [Read more…]
We’re excited to announce the grand launch of The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2012 e-Book! It’s now available for purchase and download to help you make the most of your dining opportunities while in Disney World.
The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2012 e-Book is an instantly downloadable PDF guide, featuring over 310 full-color pages of photographs, information, and advice about our favorite things — food and dining in Walt Disney World.
It’s guaranteed to help you navigate your way to delicious dining on your next vacation! And if you’re ready to get yours now, head on over to DFBGuide.com to pick it up!!
For our Grand Launch Sale, use code: 2012 to get a $4 discount this week only!
If you purchased the 2011 Guide last year, scroll down for details on repeat purchase discounts. Also, scroll down to the bottom of the post for details on the 6-word Restaurant Review winner, Vicky B!
What’s In The Guide?
As you know, the Guide includes:
- A 5-Step Strategy for Disney Dining Planning, covering everything you need to know from budgeting and booking to kids’ meals and fireworks.
- A comprehensive and in-depth look at Disney World dining, including tips and tricks to ensure a positive and stress-free dining experience.
- The ability to be read on your mobile device or computer!
While our 2011 Guide was very extensive, Disney World is always updating menus, prices, and other dining info. And we’re always finding new things to tell you about! So we’ve updated our 2012 edition with over 60 new pages of details along with more photos, coverage of new Disney dining experiences, exclusive games, and more!
In addition to these updates, our 2012 Guide adds:
- Over 60 new pages of Disney Dining information
- More Disney food and restaurant photos, and NEW Disney food and restaurant photos
- An entire chapter focused on Snacks in the theme parks and resorts, one of the most popular Disney dining topics
- Disney Dining Trivia to play while you’re waiting in line (or waiting for a table!)
- Exclusive Disney food-themed scavenger hunts for each Disney World theme park
- A comprehensive section of Disney Food news and updates from the past year, including new restaurants, new menus, and more
- Brand new “Top 5” lists to help you make quick dining decisions
- A brand new At-A-Glance section featuring quick facts such as how to locate your lost dining reservations, where to dine with the princesses, or where to pick up a six-pack of beer
- New Snack Crawls through the parks and resorts
- Updates on all pertinent facts such as dining hours, prices, resources, phone numbers, and restaurant closures/openings
- All new restaurant additions, closures, and added dining experiences
- And much more!
And the best part is: the price hasn’t changed! Our extensive Disney Dining information, updated and added to with 60+ extra pages and countless new details, will cost you the same amount that it did in 2011.
But, of course we’re offering a [Read more…]