Review: Christmas Treats at Goofy’s Candy Company in Disney Springs

I was recently in Walt Disney World for a holiday visit because — HOLIDAYS!

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It’s the MOST Delicious Time of the Year!

And I had an SUCH a great time, checking out treats and eats throughout the parks and resorts.

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Guest Review: Holiday Drinks at Trout Pass Pool Bar in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Today, we’re sharing with you some fun holiday drinks that DFB reader Chelsea B. enjoyed recently during a visit to Trout Pass Pool Bar in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of hanging out at Trout Pass Pool Bar, I suggest you remedy that in the near future!

Trout Pass Pool Bar

Trout Pass Pool Bar

The quaint little spot, located right by the pool (natch) at Wilderness Lodge is a great place to stop for a drink. In addition to daily drink specials like the Mt. Rainier, they also serve up some fun libations to mark the season throughout the year. We loved the wonderfully wicked Witches Brew they created for Halloween! [Read more…]

New DFB Video Review: PizzeRizzo at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We’re back with another live action DFB Video Review. Today, we’re stopping into the brand new PizzeRizzo at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

The City's Top Rated Pizza

The City’s Top Rated Pizza

The counter service spot, part of the Muppets Courtyard section of Studios, recently opened in place of Toy Story Pizza Planet. And we think they’ve knocked the theming out of the park! [Read more…]

News: ABC Commissary Offers New ‘Fast Casual’ Dining and Dinner Menu

ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios hasn’t often wowed us in the past. But that may be changing.

The dining spot has previously been strictly counter service in the classic Disney sense of the word. (Check out a recent review here.) You know the set up — order your food from the overhead menu boards, and then step forward with your receipt to collect your tray of drinks and food.

These days, however, ABC Commissary is trying a slightly different approach.

Billing the spot as “fast casual” for the dinner hour, the restaurant takes the same tack as one of our favorites, Wolfgang Puck Express in Disney Springs. The concept is pretty simple: order your food from a cast member and receive a pager. But unlike spots that expect you to come collect your food when the pager goes, off, your food will find you.

Ordering stations

Ordering stations

Guests choose a seat once they’ve ordered their food, and cast members will deliver the food and drinks to their table. Cast members are also available for other needs during your meal. Flag them down for condiments or anything else you might need. [Read more…]

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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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…]