News: Ale and Compass MENUS and Opening Date at Disney World’s Yacht Club Resort

The upcoming Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is opening on November 26, 2017!

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At least, that’s according to the current status on the Disney World website, which displays November 26th as the first date you’re able to make an Advance Dining Reservation for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at this spot. This location will be the flagship offering of the new Ale & Compass dining concept for the Deluxe Resort. [Read more…]

DFB Video: Animal Kingdom Restaurants RANKED

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re ranking the Animal Kingdom restaurants from worst to best!

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Tiffins sign

It’s ALL HAPPENING in Disney’s Animal Kingdom these days. The addition of an entire new land, Pandora — The World of AVATAR, has delivered more than its two new attractions. It also brought new dining options to the park. But even prior to Pandora, Animal Kingdom debuted its first Signature Restaurant with Tiffins, and its next door neighbor, Nomad Lounge. These in addition to all the ol’ standbys like Restaurantosaurus and Tusker House… well, you’ve got to check out the video to find out where they all rank! [Read more…]

Review and Preview: 2017 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Causeway and Seminars

The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic has become a must-do food event in Orlando over the past few years.

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In its eighth year in 2017, the Epcot-area resorts’ festivities include innovative dishes from renowned chefs, lots of spectacular wine offerings, and a variety of informative seminars.

Ticket holders for the event will enjoy the activities on Friday, October 27, and/or Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 5:30PM to 9PM. As in the past, there are several ticket options, which you can find on the event website. The Causeway Ticket provides unlimited access to food and drinks along the Causeway between the two resorts. The Causeway Ticket and Beer Garden ticket allows access to the unlimited Causeway offerings as well as the Beer Garden. There are also a la carte tickets, tickets for seminars, and a Sunday Bubbles Brunch.

Click here for Full Causeway Menus

Click here for Full Seminar Details

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The Causeway

Intro and Check In

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It’s TIME! Pre-Order the 2017 DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays!

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are JUST around the corner! (But they totally are. You DO realize, that, right?)  Now is the perfect time to get started on all things Disney + Holidays by pre-ordering the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2017 e-Book!

I KNOW! I’M EXCITED, TOO!!!!

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That’s right. All of you who are JUST as happy as I am that Christmas goodies are showing up in department stores, who are itching to pull down the decorations from the attic, and who are fine-tuning your cookie recipes…we’re in this together! And if you’ve got a holiday Disney trip on the horizon…then it’s REALLY TIME TO START PLANNING!

Pre-Order the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2017 and Save!

We’ve been busy as elves (HA!) updating the 2017 guide with all the latest holiday tips and brand new info you NEED to know before you hit the parks and resorts this November, December, and January!

Use code PEPPERMINT to save 20% off of the cover price

when you pre-order the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays

2017 e-Book!

We cover EVERYTHING in this one — not just food! With over 300 pages of detailed information, over 300 color photos, and multiple bonus extras, this e-book WILL save you time and money during the busiest season in Walt Disney World! [Read more…]

Review: Big Kahuna Sandwich and Thai Coconut Meatballs at Captain Cook’s in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Okay, so YES, we are checking out something called the “Big Kahuna” at the Polynesian Village Resort.

But — before we get your hopes up — we’re talking today about the Big Kahuna SANDWICH at Captain Cook’s. Sadly, the Big Kahuna Breakfast has not returned to the menu at Kona Cafe.

Still, taken on its own, the Big Kahuna Sandwich deserves a look in its own right. I mean, anything called the Big Kahuna Sandwich should be able to measure up to its name, right?

That’s what we’re here to find out!

The Big Kahuna Sandwich consists of turkey, ham, salami, roast beef, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato with a red pepper spread, all tucked into focaccia bread. The $11.29 entree comes with a pile of French Fries.

Big Kahuna Sandwich and Fries

Big Kahuna Sandwich and Fries

Looking at it from the top, it does indeed take up a lot of the box. (These takeaway styles have been in use for some time now at Captain Cook’s, replacing the standard Disney Parks plates for many dishes, and they are obviously terrific for transporting your meal.)

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News: GIANT Dole Whip PhotoPass Shots Now Available at Magic Kingdom

Remember the special Remy Magic Shot available at Epcot for the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival for Disney World guests utilizing the Disney PhotoPass Service? Well, Magic Shots are actually available at every park for PhotoPass users, and there is a shot currently available at Magic Kingdom that is near and dear to our hearts. You can have your picture “taken” with a GIANT DOLE WHIP!

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So, how do you get a Magic Shot made? Well, for the Dole Whip pic, inform PhotoPass Photographers in Adventureland that you would like to pose with the Giant Dole Whip, where Aloha Isle is home to Dole Whip in Magic Kingdom.

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Review: Pumpkin Spice Beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory

Oh. You thought we were done trying ALL the Pumpkin Spice around Disney World?

Nope, not yet!

We’ve tracked down everything from Pumpkin Spice Shakes (made with ice cream or gelato) to the annual return of Pumpkin Fudge around the parks. But I may have found my very favorite Pumpkin Spice snack yet at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory in Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter, where they’re serving up PUMPKIN SPICE BEIGNETS.

WOOT!!!

Now, you won’t find Pumpkin Spice Beignets listed as an option on the menu alongside the regular French Quarter Beignets.

French Quarter Beignets

French Quarter Beignets

And the traditional (non-Spiced) Beignets are still available as well. [Read more…]

DFB Video: EVEN MORE Disney Snacks!

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and since Disney World is synonymous with SNACKING for us here at the DFB, we’ve got EVEN MORE Disney Snacks for you to check out to start your week off right!

No Way Jose at Beaches and Cream

No Way Jose at Beaches and Cream

Yes, we’ve covered Disney Snacks on our DFB YouTube Channel before. But there are SO MANY snacks to take in that we can’t possibly cover them all in just a video or two! So you should check out our newest installment and see if your favorite snack made our latest list! (And I’ll give you just one spoiler: the No Way Jose has landed on this one!) [Read more…]

Disney Food Round-up: October 15, 2017

Happy Sunday and happy October! We’re back with another edition of our Disney Food Round-up for you today.

Amorette's Mickey Pumpkin Cake

Amorette’s Mickey Pumpkin Cake

HalloweenTime has begun in Disneyland, and we’ve got reviews of the adorably spooky eats!

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is in full swing at Epcot! If you’re making plans to attend the Festival you should check out our Best of the Fest post and DFB Best of the Fest YouTube video!

And don’t forget, the 2017 Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic is at the end of this month on October 27 and 28! We have all the details for you!

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.

New DFB Video: 7 Things You Have to Try at Disney World RIGHT NOW

Have you subscribed to the DFB YouTube Channel? We’ve got great content going up twice a week showcasing our adventures in Disney World and Disneyland! This week, we’re talking about Nosh or Not? – Epcot’s Italy Food Tour! Check it out below — and subscribe here.

Deal of the Week: Save 20% off the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2017 Pre-Order

The calendar might say “fall” but the holiday season is fast approaching and if you’re planning a visit to Disney World this year for the holidays, it’s time to check out the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2017 e-book!

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The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2017 is a one-of-a-kind resource that will help you get the most out of your holiday vacation at Walt Disney World.

We’ll guide you through all the special events, activities, and dining so that you can get the biggest bang for your buck! Yep — Our Holiday Guide covers everything Disney holiday-related — not just the food!

And if you pre-order the 2017 Guide now, we will send you an instant download of the 2016 Guide so that you can start your planning right away! Then, you will automatically receive the 2017 Guide as soon as it’s published in early November.

What’s In The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holiday 2017 e-book?

  • Holiday-themed crawls - We’ve mapped out four holiday Crawls that will take you around Walt Disney World to see the best of the holiday attractions and/or food.
  • Customized Holiday touring strategies - Will you be visiting with extended family? Going to the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? Want to see the holiday celebrations on a budget? We’ve developed customized touring strategies for these circumstances and more!
  • A full chapter on where to dine without a reservation!
  • In-depth look at Holiday snacks
  • Disney Parks scavenger hunts
  • And MORE!

As always, we’ve made this guide instantly downloadable for your convenience, and easily installed on your mobile devices. It’s a PDF guide with ​380+ pages of detailed information about the Holidays at Disney World as well as hundreds of photographs and customized bonus items to help you get the best experience possible. ​​​​​​​

Enter discount code PreHoliday at checkout, and receive 20% off the list price of $14.95 and you’ll get both the 2016 Guide and the 2017 Guide for $11.95! Two for the price of one!

Use code PreHoliday at checkout for a 20% discount.

DFB Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food — or other edible awesomeness — in or around Disney, share a photo with us on facebook or twitter so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday.

Remember when we told you about the Secret Menu at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort? DFB reader Drop the Arrow checked it out recently and said when the chef asked how they kenew about the menu they replied “Disney Food Blog!” Thanks for the shout-out!

Secret menu eats at All Star Movies!

Secret menu eats at All Star Movies!

Disneyland Corn Dogs are the stuff of legend! They are always a must-eat item when we’re at Disneyland! Our pal Chris Hogstad delcarded his the “best lunch ever” and we have to agree!

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Yep. Best lunch EVER.

Do you have a favorite Disney Food find? Share your photos with us!
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On to the Round-Up!

Mickey Fix has a new How-To Guide for Throwing a Haunted Mansion Halloween Party!

WDW for Grownups shared some great drinks from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Disney Parks Blog shared a fun how-to for a Mickey Ghost Apple.

Disney Family shared a recipe for Hidden Mickey Caramel Apple Slices.

Have a great week! We’ll see you back here tomorrow with another great Disney food review!

What’s NEW at Magic Kingdom: New Starbucks Mugs, Candy Corn Sundae, and MORE

It’s October in Magic Kingdom, and it’s a wonderful time to be here!

Magic Kingdom Train Station in the Fall

Magic Kingdom Train Station in the Fall

As the temps cool down (in the evenings, anyway) and the festive decorations go up, there’s even more to enjoy, like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the Fall Finale of Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire!

Fall Finale for Mickey's Friendship Faire

Fall Finale for Mickey’s Friendship Faire

What better way to say “I Was There” than with the…

New Starbucks “You Are Here” Mug

As it is with the other three Disney World parks, Magic Kingdom has its own newly redesigned Starbucks “You Are Here” Mug at the Main Street Bakery! (Yes. You’re Welcome. Now you have to buy all of the new ones, too.)

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