News: Disney’s Vero Beach Resort Debuts Wind and Waves Grill, Market, and Bar

Guests at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort — a Disney Vacation Club destination in Vero Beach, Florida — have some new dining experiences to look forward to on their next trip!

Disney's Vero Beach Resort sign

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort sign

These include a new restaurant, market, and bar, with updated menus to match. [Read more…]

Review: NEW Mickey Mousse and Snowball Cake Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs

We are stopping into Amorette’s Patisserie today to see what’s new!

The high-end pastry shop has showcased classy pastries from the beginning. Combining classic flavors with new and creating some of the most beautiful sugary confections we’ve ever seen, Amorette’s has been an interesting addition to Disney Springs.

Why “interesting?” Well, the DFB team is split on whether or not we love this place. Some of us think it’s great; others aren’t impressed. While the eats are extraordinarily beautiful, I, personally, am not necessarily sure that they’re worth the extraordinarily high price tag.

But on a recent visit we simply had to try out the brand new — and gorgeous — Mickey mousse, introduced in honor of Mickey Mouse’s birthday, and the holiday Snowball.

Mickey Mousse and a Snowball

When Mickey Mouse celebrated his most recent birthday, some pretty awesome treats debuted in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

But this Petit Mickey Domed Cake at Amorette’s was a showstopper. Originally the cake was reported to feature Chocolate Chiffon Cake, Milk Chocolate Mousse,  and Orange Blossom Pâte de Fruit.

Mini Mickey Dome Cake ©Disney

Mini Mickey Dome Cake ©Disney

I was a bit afraid that the sweet little treat would disappear soon, since it was a special offering for Mickey’s special day. But the cast members told us that the cake is here to stay!

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DFB Video Review: Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Who’s ready for some ICE CREAM???!!

Here at DFB, we live in a perpetual state of ice cream readiness. And nothing beats a visit to one of our favorite spots — Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom. In fact, we’re heading there today in our latest DFB Video!

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

While we enjoy all of the variety when it comes to ice cream in Walt Disney World, there are a few treats that we especially crave every time we’re at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. Who can resist a Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich drizzled with toppings!?! And their hand-scooped sundaes are classic.

We just love bringing you along on our DFB food travels as we explore all the culinary magic that Disney has to offer! And if you think that sounds like a good time too, please be sure to subscribe to our new DFB YouTube Channel!

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Now, I wanna hear from you! What’s your favorite treat at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor? Leave a comment and let us know in comments!

News: Magic Kingdom Offers Disney After Hours — Plus Free TREATS! — Again in 2017

If you enjoy spending late nights at Magic Kingdom, you’ll love this new opportunity at Walt Disney World!

Disney has announced the return of Disney After Hours, a hard-ticketed event that gives guests special access to Walt Disney World’s flagship park once it closes to the general public in the evening.

Holiday Wishes

Magic Kingdom at Night

Guests who opt for the special hard ticket event can enjoy access to the park for three hours. Days and times are as follows: [Read more…]

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…]