Review: Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grille in Disney World

You know how sometimes we tell you about a slightly out-of-the-way place and say it’s totally worth the effort to get there? This will not be one of those times. Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grille is located adjacent to (the stupendously awesome) Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and a small menu of snacks for hungry swimmers (and any hungry passersby).

Hurricane Hanna's

Hurricane Hanna’s

The style of this outdoor bar is slightly nautical, with clean lines and neat hanging lanterns. There’s seating at the bar, which is covered and provides some shade.

Bar Seating

Bar Seating

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Review: All-American Sundae at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Disney World

There’s just something completely perfect about eating an ice cream sundae on Main Street, U.S.A., in the shadow of Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle. The simplicity and innocence of that moment is sort of what Walt’s parks are all about: leaving today and entering the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

What better way to seize that moment than with an All-American Sundae from the Main Street Plaza Ice Cream Parlor?

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor All-American Sundae

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor All-American Sundae

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News and Review: Corn Dog Nugget Nachos are BACK at Whitewater Snacks in Disneyland!

White Water Snacks is tucked away inside Disney’s Grand Californian at Disneyland. Despite the out-of-the-way location, we always like to see what’s on the menu. And guess what? Everyone is welcome; you don’t need to be a guest of the hotel to dine at this quick-service spot.

White Water Snacks

White Water Snacks

One of the reasons that we think you should stop by is for the Hot Dog of the Month — Corn Dog NUGGET NACHOS! Remember when we first brought this one to your attention? Well, they are still very popular.

Mini Corn Dog Nachos _ White Water Snacks Disneyland

Hot Dog of the Month

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Review: Disneyland’s Lunar New Year Food Booths!

The Lunar New Year event at Disneyland is a multicultural celebration for the Year of the Dog — and it’s in full swing! The 2018 Lunar New Year events include three tasty food booths, plus the return of a nighttime water show called Hurry Home, the Lucky Wishing Wall (add your own wish!), and Mulan’s Lunar New Year Processional.

Lunar New Year Decor

Lunar New Year Decor

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Review: NEW Mardi Gras Beignets at Mint Julep Bar in Disneyland

The Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square in Disneyland has a limited menu, and they do it so well. The Mint Juleps are refreshing (and underwent a makeover in 2017!), and the Beignets? Y’all. Yum.

Regular Mickey Beignets at Disneyland's Mint Julep Bar

Regular Mickey Beignets at Disneyland’s Mint Julep Bar

Always a tasty time at the Mint Julep Bar!

Always a tasty time at the Mint Julep Bar!

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Review: Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree Barbecue in the Discovery Island area of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom has long been a favorite quick service spot for DFB and our readers, viewers, and followers.

The fairly central location — just between Dinoland and the big tree — makes it convenient to most lands in this sprawling park. There’s typically lots of available seating (albeit some of it uncovered). And the food is consistently satisfying and delicious. (Plus the massive portions give us some options with regard to sharing and maximizing Disney Dining Plan credits!)

And there are so many fun details in the decor here, with brightly colored, playful animal carvings providing interest (as well as identifying different seating areas). And there’s always plenty of real wildlife around to entertain the kiddos during the meal — there are some very hungry birds around.

But birds and squirrels aside, let’s see what Flame Tree Barbecue is cooking up!

Flame Tree Barbecue Menu Sign

Flame Tree Barbecue Menu Sign

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UPDATED: News: Disney World’s Mobile Order System Expands to Contempo Cafe at Contemporary Resort

Editor’s Note: Contempo Cafe has been removed from Disney’s system as a mobile order option. That said, since they went to the trouble to load all of the code into their system, we’re guessing it will be an option soon. Stay tuned.

Mobile Order — a process available via the My Disney Experience app, which gives guests the chance to bypass the register lines in participating restaurants by ordering and paying for their food in advance, has been available in select Counter Service spots since May 2017. The service has been limited, however, to locations in all four parks and Disney Springs.

Mobile Order Pickup at Casey's Corner

Mobile Order Pickup at Casey’s Corner

But this weekend, the service made its debut in a Disney World Resort: The Contemporary Resort’s Contempo Cafe!

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Get it! Gaston’s Tavern Now Gives a Cup of Icing for Guests Who Want All the Good Stuff!

You already know that Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is, well, magical. From sunrise to sunset and beyond, it’s beautiful from almost any angle.

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle

And now our icing wishes have come true (naturally!) at Gaston’s Tavern.

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#RocktheDots Discounts in Disney World and Disneyland on January 21st

We just love Minnie Mouse here at the DFB!

©Disney

©Disney

And we’re so excited that Sunday, January 21st – National Polk Dot Day – has been declared #RockTheDots day for a second year in a row — because it’s a day set aside to celebrate all things Minnie Mouse!

Minnie Mouse Cake Pop

Minnie Mouse Cake Pop

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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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