News: More Star Wars Experiences Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Can you believe it’s almost been one whole year since Star Wars: The Force Awakens made its debut? And now we’re getting ready for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to open in theaters on December 16th! To celebrate, Disney recently transformed Spaceship Earth into the Death Star at a Disney Parks Blog Meet-up.

Courtesy of @dbevil Instagram

Courtesy of @dbevil Instagram

Though the event took place at Epcot, Disney made several Star Wars announcements regarding Hollywood Studios for the near future…as we await the addition of Star Wars Land in the not-so-near future ;) . [Read more…]

Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving and Christmas in Walt Disney World

Will you be celebrating Thanksgiving or Christmas in Walt Disney World?

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Lucky you! What a fun way to spend the holiday season — with so much to be thankful for in such a cool place!

As you can imagine, the crowds tend to swell at Disney during holiday weeks like Thanksgiving and Christmas as lots of Disney fans choose to celebrate their holiday there. And Disney answers the call with tons of Thanksgiving spirit throughout many of their restaurants.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional meal, a gourmet twist on familiar favorites, or something that’s a complete departure from established customs, you’ll find lots of options for celebrating these special food days. Let’s check out a few of our favorites.

The Traditional: Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom

We all know it’s true. When you’re craving Thanksgiving dinner at Disney, there’s one spot you can always count on to deliver: Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square.

Liberty Tree Tavern Entrance

Liberty Tree Tavern Entrance

And we’re not just talking about on Thanksgiving Day, or merely around Thanksgiving. You’ll find the traditional feast on the lunch and dinner menu, every day of the year. [Read more…]

New DFB Video Review: Ample Hills Creamery in Disney World

Let’s head over to Ample Hills Creamery on the Disney World Boardwalk for our next DFB Video!

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This new location on the Boardwalk offers house-made ice cream, sundaes, unique cones, ice cream flights, floats, and more! You can see our original Ample Hills review here!

But if you want to see the place in action, check out our latest DFB video review. Check out one of our favorite concoctions: an Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Sundae!

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New DFB Video Review: Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

We are stopping into Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop today for our latest DFB Video!

You’ll find two Disney locations for Ghirardelli — one in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs, and the other in Disneyland’s Disney California Adventure. While we love all of the Ice Cream, Cocoa, Coffee, and Chocolate Goodies you can get in both stores, today we’ll be focusing on the Disneyland location.

Earthquake Family Favorite

Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop’s Earthquake Family Favorite Sundae

If you love ice cream sundaes made with only the finest quality ingredients, then Ghirardelli is the place for you. [Read more…]

Guest Review: Cross-Country Disney Day — Iconic Treats from Six Disney Parks in One Day

Wow!!! Guest author (and an awesome friend who always sends me the best photos of Disney food!) Lori Fries, takes us on a whirlwind, coast-to-coast tour of six parks in one day. Let’s see what food she sampled!

If you are like me, you love BOTH Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. I achieved my top item on my bucket-list and went to all 6 parks — four in Disney World and two in Disneyland — on the same day!

Six Parks, One Day Treats

Six Parks, One Day Treats

Picking one snack in each park brings with it a unique set of challenges. For the first time in modern memory, I didn’t want to go to a park and pick what I felt like eating at the time. Seasonal treats have always held a special place on my Must Do Disney Food List, but I wanted to go with iconic treats.

There is an entirely different set of things I love to eat on both coasts. I could go to Epcot and fill my stomach around World Showcase. My trip was even during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! That is a different challenge.

Would I pick things only served on a stick to make an easy getaway to the next destination? Nope. That would rule out some classics like the Mickey pretzel.

Here is what I did. My first stop was Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar
To me, vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s silhouette screams Disney snack at its finest.
You can find them at ice cream carts and restaurants throughout the parks in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Not only can you get them from all the parks but all the resorts as well. I also knew that the carts are opened before the official park opening.

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New DFB Video: Best Walt Disney World Restaurants for First Timers

Hello from Walt Disney World!

Today, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite restaurants around the World, as we share with you our suggestions for the Best Walt Disney World Restaurants for First Timers. It’s the latest Disney Food Blog video that you’ll find on our brand new DFB YouTube Video Channel!

Best Disney World Restaurants for First Timers

Are you headed to Walt Disney World for the very first time, or are you a veteran of the Parks and Resorts? Tune in to see if you agree with our picks for First Timers. [Read more…]

News: 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Introduces Two New Booths

We may be busy decking the halls right now, but shortly after the holidays we’ll be dreaming of Spring. And in Walt Disney World, that means one thing — the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! Mark your calendars for March 1-May 29, 2017 — a full 90 days of flowers, food, and fun!

Ahhh, Epcot in the Spring.

Ahhh, Epcot in the Spring.

In its 24th year, the Flower and Garden Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. It’s truly a feast for all of the senses as Epcot introduces new topiaries like Belle and Figment to accompany all of the classics we’ve come to love. And in 2017, there’s even more of an emphasis on edible gardens. [Read more…]

Dole Whip and Dole Whip Floats Now Available at Disneyland Hotel

DOLE. WHIP. ALERT!!!!!!!

OK, there’s tons of Dole Whip news this week, y’all! We just told you about Dole Whips expanding their reach into Disney Springs in Walt Disney World. Now you can fuel your craving at Marketplace Snacks while you shop until you drop.

But an even bigger story is brewing in Disneyland. Dole Whips — and more! — are now available outside of the Parks for the first time that we can remember!

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Dole Whip Float Goodness!

I was recently in Disneyland for a super fast visit to check out the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure. But while I was there, I couldn’t pass up the chance to stop by and cover this story first hand. (I was also staying at Disneyland Hotel, so, you know, super easy and whatever. Plus…um…Dole Whips. Like I’d pass that up.) [Read more…]

News: Dole Whip Now Available at Disney Springs Marketplace Snacks

I don’t know about you, but I can NOT get enough Dole Whip!

You know about the main places to get the Disney Cult Classic Snack in the Parks. Find it at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom and Tiki Juice Bar in Disneyland. The other classic spot to enjoy this refreshing treat is Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (and now at the Coffee House in Disneyland Hotel — but more on that later!).

Dole Whip!

Dole Whip!

PLUS, in the past couple of years, Dole Whip — sometimes called Pineapple Soft Serve — has popped up at Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival as well as the Food and Wine Festival. And it seems to be a mainstay on the menu at Disney’s Animal Kingdom these days, too. Find it at Tamu Tamu Refreshments. [Read more…]

New DFB Video: Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in Epcot’s France Pavilion

Today, we’re back with another installment in our new DFB Video Series!

This time, we travel to France — via Epcot, that is — to take a look around one of our favorite counter service spots in all of Walt Disney World: Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie.

Les Halles

Les Halles

You’ll find Les Halles tucked into the very back of the France Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. And believe me, you won’t be disappointed with the trek to get back there. [Read more…]