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Disney Food Post Round-Up: August 18, 2013

New technology continues to be unveiled at Walt Disney World restaurants. This week, we have an exclusive report on the Rapid Fill beverage program at Disney resorts, as well as the Touch to Pay system that comes along with the MyMagic+ rollout.

Choose your Rapid Fill mug!

Choose your Rapid Fill mug!

Let’s not forget that we’re still gearing up for the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. We’re excited about the new Chase VIP Lounge location in the American Adventure pavilion!

It’s time to catch up on the news. Read on…

Disney Food News

Lots of news from Disney this week!

Of course, there’s more! 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 An Artful Open House at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney district, Animal Kingdom Menu Changes, New Entertainment at Scat Cat’s Club in the Port Orleans French Quarter resort, and more.

DFB Reader Finds

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

We love this tweet received from Reader Nicole: “Thanks @DisneyFoodBlog for all the yummy suggestions and it’s only Day 1!” You are welcome!! ;-)

Day 1 of Disney Food!

Reader Becky tweeted the new menu from Epcot’s Sommerfest restaurant. The side item — German Potato Salad — is a new addition!

Sommerfest Menu — click image for larger version.

The DFB Guide to the 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book

We’re thrilled to announce the grand launch of the DFB Guide to the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book! With over 190 pages and multiple bonus items, it’s pretty substantial!

In honor of our grand launch, we have a discount option for DFB readers (as always!). You can get the new mini-guide for $3 off the regular purchase price for a limited time — just use code CHEFS at the check-out!

As always, we’ve made this mini-guide instantly downloadable for your convenience, and easily installed on your mobile devices. It’s a PDF guide with over 190 pages of detailed information about the Festival as well as photographs and customized bonus items to help you get the best experience possible.

Bonus Items

The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival includes customized bonus items that go above and beyond any other Food & Wine Festival coverage currently available. These include:

  • A full, daily schedule of events for every day of the festival
  • A printable World Showcase Booth Menu Checklist that you can use to plan, and easily bring with you to the festival
  • Themed World Showcase booth crawls (there’s even one for the kids!)
  • Food and Wine Festival customized Touring Strategies for One Day visits, Budget-Conscious visits, visits with kids, and more
  • A chapter dedicated to all “New for 2013″ events, menu items, booths, and more
  • Full food, wine, beer, winery, and chef indexes, including dates and locations of where you can find your favorites
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival recipes
  • And more!

Once again, celebrate the grand launch with us by getting $3 off the purchase price for the e-Book! Order your copy now for only $11.95 (regularly $14.95). To secure the discount, use code CHEFS at the check-out.

Want an Even Better Deal?

We’ve got it! For an even bigger discount, head over to the DFB Storeand check out our e-Book Bundles!

Food and Wine Bundle

All the Guides Bundle, Including Food and Wine: Planning a big trip and need the low-down on Disney Food across the board? We’ve got it all for you in this steeply discounted e-Book Bundle, which includes the Epcot Food & Wine Festival Guide and the Holidays at Disney World Guide!

Food and Wine Bundle: Another chance to pick up two of our very best-selling guides! Get a significant discount on our 400-page DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2013, and the DFB Guide to the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival — together! This Food and Wine Bundle offers all of our insider tips and tricks for the Festival AND the rest of your Disney World visit!

For more detailed information and sample pages from The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival, head over to DFBMiniGuides.com/foodandwine!

(Did you purchase a pre-order of the DFB Guide to the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival and not receive your book? Let us know at Support@DFBGuide.com!)

On to the Round-Up!

Mickey Fix geeks out with this Darth Vader Lunch Box. Don’t go back to school without one!

Darth Vader Lunch Box with Sound

Walt Disney World for Grownups digs in to Apple Crisp at the Magic Kingdom’s Columbia Harbor House.

Cake Wrecks delights with imaginative Alice in Wonderland cakes.

The Daily City shares construction photos for Epcot’s Spice Road Table at the Morocco pavilion.

Epbot highlights jewelry for Disney geeks and Disney foodie fans!

Main Street Gazette honors Elvis with the King Cupcake from Disney’s Pop Century resort.

The Atomic Grog wonders if Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar will be constructed at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

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6 Comments

  1. Sara says:

    Hey AJ – Any news on California Grill re-opening and especially when we can book ressies before Nov 18th? I am keeping an eye out and haven’t seen anything but wanted to make sure I didn’t miss it. :) Thanks!

  2. Sabrina says:

    Any idea where this yummy sandwich with the fries is from? The one in the reader photo.

  3. AJ says:

    Sabrina — It’s the Grown Up Grilled Cheese, I think, at Captain Cook’s in Disney’s Polynesian Resort :-)

    Sara — No word, yet! We’re thinking an opening in early September is a go, though.

  4. Laura says:

    I may have missed it – is that incredible cupcake at Pop Century only available for a short time? I’m going in September and staying at the Pop and I want to try it! :-)

  5. Sabrina says:

    Thanks! :) And I’m also checking every day on California Grill^^ We’ll visit in September ;)

  6. TaraLee says:

    My husband is going to be soooo mad when I start ordering from the etsy jewelry store on Epbot! I mean, who doesn’t need a Mary Poppins inspired necklace that has a teeny-tiny spoon and 2 vials… one with “medicine” and another with “sugar”??? Thanks for highlighting it, AJ!

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