News: Planet Hollywood Observatory to Offer Counter Service, More ‘Star Presence’

Planet Hollywood Observatory held its official ribbon cutting and grand opening last week in a star-studded event, which included film star Reese Witherspoon and Mickey Mouse himself.

Planet Hollywood Observatory

Planet Hollywood Observatory

But in addition to stargazing, the recently re-imagined restaurant also offered more information about what we can expect in the future. [Read more…]

News: Full Menu for Satu’li Canteen in Animal Kingdom’s Pandora

What’s that, you say?! You want even MORE info about the new Satu’li Canteen coming to Animal Kingdom’s Pandora – The World of AVATAR?

Satu'li Canteen Concept Art ©Disney

Satu’li Canteen Concept Art ©Disney

Then we’ve got some good news for you. Because the full menu for Pandora’s fast-casual dining establishment is now available on the Disney World website! Let’s take a gander!

The first thing to note is that the menu will be the same for Lunch and Dinner. [Read more…]

Review: The NEW Cookie Cupcake at Sprinkles in Disney World and Disneyland

Heeeeeeyyyyy! As all of you know, I just returned to from a fantastic visit to Disneyland for the opening of the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival! But I also had a blast checking into all of my favorite spots.

Entrance

Entrance

I made a point to get to one place especially — the new Sprinkles located in the Downtown Disney District in Disneyland Resort!

You guys — I make NO secret about my deep and abiding love for Sprinkles. Well, my love for cupcakes in general goes deep. After all, Disney Cupcakes are some of my favorite things ever.

And there’s something well, magical, frankly, about having Disney and Sprinkles located in the same place.

And now, I can enjoy that Disney Sprinkles fun whether I’m in Walt Disney World or Disneyland!

Close Up of Sign

Close Up of Sign

As I entered the store, a glance at the menu showed me that many of my favorites were available on the day of my visit. This outlet is much smaller than the Disney Springs store, however.  [Read more…]

Beauty and the Beast Treat: Enchanted Rose Cake Pop

Today, we’re back with a review of a special, limited time treat — just in time for the release of Disney’s latest HUGE movie — Beauty and the Beast! I give you the Enchanted Rose Cake Pop!

Enchanted Rose Cake Pop

Enchanted Rose Cake Pop.  And Owl. With the Face.

Okay…so Enchanted Rose Cake Pop is the dressed up name that I’m giving this one, because “Character Inspired Cake Pop” is so…. un-Disney-fied. [Read more…]

Disney Food Challenge: The Disney World French Fry Crawl!

Y’all!!! It’s time for some FRONCH FROES!!!!!!

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(For those of you new to DFB, that’s “french fries” in AJ-speak. ;-D)

We’ve got TONS of food crawls in our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, and in our latest edition, we just had to develop a brand new one– the French Fry Crawl!

It’s just one of the many great features that make the 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, 2nd Edition, our best book yet. With more than 650 pages of color photos, tips, reviews, and extra features, you HAVE TO HAVE IT for your next Disney trip! (I’m not biased or anything. For realz.)

But now, back to the subject at hand. Call ‘em Fries, Chips, Poutine, whatever — there’s pretty much nothing about fronch froes we don’t love. And Disney hasn’t failed us with their yummy spins on this classic side.

So head out with us as we complete this most delicious challenge. We’ll be all over the place for this one, so plan accordingly! The French Fry Crawl will likely take you an entire trip to complete. Unless, you know, you’re like us — and want to eat fries for every meal. Then it might only take you a day and a half. ;-)

Hungry? Good! Let’s go!

Stop #1: Smothered Fries, Beaches and Cream

Our first stop is Beaches and Cream. Find this little Soda Shop in the Disney Beach Club Resort.

Beaches and Cream is one of my favorite stops for about a million reasons. There’s a cool, beachy retro feel to the place, and it’s known for its killer sundaes. While my favorite is the No Way Jose, the most iconic treats here are the Kitchen Sinks.

But we’re stopping here today for a plate — or two — of their Loaded Fries! Currently, there are three versions: Sock Hop Fries, Chili-Cheese Fries, and Cheese and Bacon Fries.

Sock Hop Fries are covered in a savory Brown Gravy and topped with melty Shredded Cheddar. Think of them as Poutine’s American cousin.

Gravy Fries

Sock Hop Fries

But the Bacon and Cheese Fries. Omigosh. Cheese Sauce (!!!!), Bacon, Peppercorn Ranch, and Red Onions elevate this one to amazing. [Read more…]

News: Mobile Ordering and Menu Items Coming to Pandora’s Satu’li Canteen

Are you ready to learn a little more about what you can expect when Satu’li Canteen opens on May 27th, along with the rest of Pandora – The World of AVATAR in Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

Pandora Construction signs

Pandora Construction signs

Good! Because we already know a little bit about the backstory of this fast-casual restaurant, which was formerly the Mess Hall for the RDA (Resources Development Administration) base in the Valley of Mo’ara. (So many apostrophes.) But once we are all welcomed in, the space will be serving its transformed function as a museum-like dining facility for visitors exploring Pandora, owned by the ACE (Alpha Centauri Experience) tour company. [Read more…]

News and Review: Three Baked Mac and Cheeses at Eight Spoon Cafe

Let’s try some word association. We’ll give you a bunch of words, and you tell us what they make you think of. Baked. Macaroni. Cheese.

Your turn. We’ll wait.

Correct! The answer is “YUM!” Great work. Now, come along as we tell you where you can find all of the above in three awesome, cheesy incarnations. We’ll give you a hint: You’re gonna hAVATARrific day in this park. ;)

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

That’s right! Animal Kingdom! With all of the excitement about Pandora — The World of Avatar and Rivers of Light that’s ramping up right now, it can be tough to plan your Animal Kingdom park days — especially your dining! [Read more…]

Handmade Chocolate Fudge Easter Eggs Are Available at Disneyland’s Candy Palace

I was BEYOND excited to get my Handmade Easter Egg at the Candy Palace while I was in Disneyland for the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival!

Candy Palace in Disneyland

Candy Palace in Disneyland

Why? Because this annual tradition of getting a Chocolate Easter Egg filled with FUDGE only hops up for a limited time and – here’s the kicker – while supplies last. [Read more…]

St. Patrick’s Day Treats in Disney Springs and Disneyland’s Downtown Disney

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and yours!

As you’re searching through the closet for your favorite green garment to don today, you may want to know about some green and Irish-themed EATS you can search for should you find yourself in Orlando’s Disney Springs or Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District on March 17th! (And heads up: a few of these treats will stick around through the rest of the month!)

We’ve already shared some of the treats you will spot around the Disney World parks earlier this week, but now let’s take a look at the Leprechaun-snacks you’ll find in Disney World’s shopping, entertainment and dining district!

Disney Springs in Disney World

Even outside of the highly recommended Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road (get all the details here!), there is still plenty of Irish-themed grub to go ‘round. And the one we’re most excited about is the Irish Stout Poutine covered in corned beef, braised cabbage, beer cheese and chives at The Daily Poutine!

@DisneySprings Twitter Account

@DisneySprings Twitter

We’ve already mentioned the seasonal ganache options at The Ganachery, which include Irish Cream, Stout, and Irish Whiskey. [Read more…]

New DFB Video: Mickey Waffles!

Hello and Happy Thursday! We have another spectacular DFB Video to share with you today. And this time, we’re bringing you a closer look at the breakfast treat that you and I both can’t get enough of — Mickey Waffles!

Mickey Waffles!

Mickey Waffles!

Whether you like the mini version, or you go for Mickey Waffles that are roughly the size of your face ;-) , nothing says “I’m on a Disney vacay!” like enjoying one of these yummo treats.

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