2018 Disney Dining Plan Restaurants List

Last June when Walt Disney World announced updates to the 2018 Disney Dining Plan, many guests were thrilled to discover that beginning this year, all three plans include Specialty and Alcoholic Drinks! This means that diners can order delicious milkshakes, fruity smoothies, and tasty adult beverages without having to pay out of pocket.

Southern Sangria and Not Everyone's Margarita

Southern Sangria and Not Everyone’s Margarita

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News!! Rose Gold Ears Cupcake Has Arrived at Epcot’s Sunshine Seasons

Just in case you haven’t heard about the mayhem surrounding Rose Gold Minnie Mouse Ears in Disney Parks (on both coasts!), here’s the skinny…

Rose Gold Minnie Ears!

Rose Gold Minnie Ears!

The minute Rose Gold Minnie Ears hit Disney Parks merchandise locations, the shops could not — and still can not — keep them on the shelves! Folks spent time hovering online waiting for updates about their return and scarfing them up in numbers. You could say they’re kindofa BIG DEAL. [Read more…]

News and Review: Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup and Poutine Debut at Epcot’s Refreshment Port!

Le Cellier Cheddar Cheese Soup fans, rejoice! Now there’s a quick service option so you can get your fix without expending two signature Disney Dining Plan credits! Thanks to the Refreshment Port, Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup is now available (and snack credit eligible!).

Refreshment Port Menu

Refreshment Port Menu

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News: Kringla Bakeri in Epcot’s Norway Closing Soon for Refurbishment

According to wdwmagic, Kringla Bakeri og Kafe in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion will close on February 4th to begin a refurbishment.

Kringla Bakeri og Kafe

Kringla Bakeri og Kafe

When the refurbishment is complete this summer, guests will be able to enjoy an expanded Kringla Bakeri.

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Review: Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory at Port Orleans Resort, French Quarter

It’s not every day that I am surprised by a Quick Service meal at Walt Disney World.

But Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter has done just that!

French Quarter is the sister Resort to Port Orleans, Riverside, and while both are located along the picturesque Sassagoula River and share boats that carry guests to and from Disney Springs, the Resorts’ personalities are markedly different.

Riverside has a down-home, relaxed, on-the-bayou feel, with the Riverside Mill Food Court capturing the industrial spirit of New Orleans. The French Quarter, on the other hand, features the ornate wrought iron and colorful architecture of the French Quarter in New Orleans, while dancing jesters and musical alligators dotting the landscape provide more than a hint of whimsy.

The French Quarter’s primary dining option — alongside Scat Cat’s Club, where you can often catch live tunes along with your drink, and Mardi Grogs, the pool bar — is Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory. This quick service food court used to wow (and kinda creep out) guests with its massive Mardi Gras float decor suspended from the ceiling. It was colorful and busy with something new to discover on every visit.

Sassagoula Floatworks

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

A 2016 renovation gave Sassagoula Floatworks a total overhaul, so let’s check out what the space looks like now once again before we grab a bite to eat.

Atmosphere

The colorful, oversized Mardi Gras props that used to hang from the ceiling from wall to wall still take some part in the Floatworks decor, only on a much more subdued level. Last year’s renovation delivered a more simplified and industrial design to the food court. Guests were torn about the change, with some lamenting the loss of such over-the-top theming, while others appreciated the streamlined and less markedly terrifying look. Either way, there is still color in concentrated amounts, and Mardi Gras details remain present (if much less conspicuous). [Read more…]

DFB Video: 5 Disney Dining Myths Debunked

Hello there, friends!! We’re back with another DFB Video for this new week in the still-new year, and today we’re debunking myths about Disney dining!

Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Chocolate at Festival of the Arts

Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Chocolate at Festival of the Arts

Think food in Disney World is all burgers and fries? Think again… and then think about some more stuff! Because we’re taking on not just that topic, but four more myths about dining in Disney! [Read more…]

Cheers to the New Year! Disney Drinks to Try in 2018

We’re still newly into 2018! And tradition dictates that we ring in the New Year with some bubbly. While that’s never a bad choice when the clock strike midnight, I’ve got some ideas for ways you can celebrate with a drink in Walt Disney World no matter what time of year your visit falls in 2018!

These are some of the sips we most enjoyed over the past year… and can’t wait to enjoy again in 2018!

Wine Slushies at Amorette’s Patisserie

Did you think Amorette’s Patisserie showcased nothing more than artful cakes and pastries? Then think again. Because this Disney Springs sweet spot is home to the vino that went VIRAL in 2017: Wine Slushies!

Swirled Wine Slushie -- Strawberry Shiraz and Mango Moscato

Swirled Wine Slushie — Strawberry Shiraz and Mango Moscato

Choose from two fruity flavors: Strawberry Shiraz and Mango Moscato (an Apple Cider Riesling even appeared on the menu for the 2017 holiday season).

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Where to Find Disney Dole Whip Without A Park Ticket!

You know it! You love it! You have to have it! It’s Dole Whip (affectionately called Pineapple Soft Serve a lot of the time), and it’s been a staple of Walt Disney World for years. Of course you know where you can find it in Adventureland at Aloha Isle (Disney World) and the Tiki Juice Bar (Disneyland) in the shadows of the Tiki Room (you can even bring your sweet treat inside to eat during the show!).

Dole Whip at Aloha Isle

Dole Whip at Aloha Isle

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News: Sprinkles Serving Breakfast Cupcakes through January

You know this: I have never once argued against having CUPCAKES FOR BREAKFAST while on a Disney vacation. In fact, I maaaay have been known to encourage it from time to time.

Well, as it turns out, I’m not the only one who thinks this is a good idea… because the fine folks at Sprinkles are serving up BREAKFAST CUPCAKES through the month of January!!

©Sprinkles

Breakfast Cupcakes ©Sprinkles

Each week will feature a different cereal topping a Sprinkles Cupcake. From now through January 7th, you can order up a Fruity Pebbles Cupcake (this one has a birthday cake base topped with lemon vanilla frosting).

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Dole Whip Now Available at Disney’s Pop Century Resort

We love to check out all the newest info, grub, and fun at the Disney Parks, and today we’re coming at you hard from Pop Century! There are only a couple of things to report from here — but, man! They are BIG!

"Remember When..."

Pop Century Resort

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