Review: Banana Cabana Pool Bar at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

It’s been waaaaay too long since I’ve stopped by one of my very favorite pool bars in all of Walt Disney World…

But now I’m back at long last. Welcome to the Banana Cabana Pool Bar at Disney World’s Caribbean Beach Resort!

Banana Cabana may not be new and flashy like some of the more recent watering holes to arrive in Disney World like AbracadaBar or Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. And the still relatively new Oasis Pool Bar is delivering some brag-worthy eats to guests at Polynesian Village Resort.

But Banana Cabana has long held a place in my heart because of its tropical vacation vibe and terrific bartenders. Banana Cabana is a mini-getaway in and of itself, even within the Vacation Kingdom.

So join me in kickin’ back with a few drinks by the pool at Banana Cabana!

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Main Pool at Caribbean Beach Resort

Like most pool bars at Disney, Banana Cabana is made to blend in with its surroundings, situated by the pool and right along Barefoot Bay. The bar itself is fairly simple, allowing the Fuentes del Morro Pool to take center stage. [Read more…]

New DFB Video: The Disney Dole Whip!

For today’s DFB Video, we are sharing with you one of our all time favorite snacks — Dole Whip!

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We love Dole Whip for so many reasons — it’s tart-sweet tanginess…the refreshing way it says, “Hey! You’re on vacay!”…and the fact that you can get it on BOTH coasts! [Read more…]

Review: Frosting Shots (And a Cookie Hack!) from Sprinkles in Disney Springs

There is so much to love about Sprinkles. The Cupcakes. The Ice Cream. The Cookies. The outrageous combos thereof.

But you just knew that sooner or later, we were gonna talk Frosting Shots. And today’s the day!

Remember a couple of weeks back when I went all Sprinkles Crazy on you?

There were the killer Seasonal Cupcakes. And of course, that outrageous Ice-Cream-Cookie-Brownie-Sammie that I’m still dreaming about. (And now, so are you.)

But I also took the opportunity to get a couple of my favorite Sprinkles menu items — Frosting Shots — while I was at it.

Sprinkles Frosting Shots

Sprinkles Frosting Shots

You see, I loooooooovvvvvve Frosting. If you’ve been reading DFB for any amount of time, then you already know this. So a treat that’s nothing but the good stuff? Sign me up.

I discovered Sprinkles’ frosting shots at my local Sprinkles location here in Dallas, TX, years and years ago. So when I saw that the Disney Springs store had them, I couldn’t help myself. [Read more…]

New Caramel Snacks at Epcot’s Karamell-Küche

You waited all year for pumpkin spice, and Karamell-Küche in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion does not want you to be disappointed!

Several new seasonal treats await at this tiny sweets shop in the World Showcase. Karamell-Küche is one of the best places to satisfy your sweet tooth, which makes sense considering the name translates to “caramel kitchen” in English!

And who doesn’t think a caramel kitchen is a good idea?

When you walk in, you’ll see the treats in all of their sugary glory behind the glass and probably some cast members working on a new batch, too. They have caramel-dipped everything: apples, strawberries, cupcakes, cookies, and a DFB favorite, the caramel-covered popcorn.

It’s Werther’s caramel central.

Karamell-Küche sign

Karamell-Küche sign

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New Video: A Quick Look at Magic Kingdom’s Citrus Swirl

Happy Friday! Who’s ready for a classic Walt Disney World treat?!

Ever since the real Citrus Swirl came home to roost a few years ago, we can’t get enough. We were never fans of that Orange Sherbet concoction that masqueraded as Citrus Swirl for a while.

And today, this fan favorite treat is the star of our latest DFB Video!

Citrus Swirl

Citrus Swirl

Swirls of icey cold frozen Orange Juice yum, plus Vanilla Soft Serve. Sigh. I’m so ready for another one of these right now. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy on a sunshiney Florida day. And it’s the very next way we’re bringing you the best food that Disney has to offer via our new DFB Channel on YouTube. [Read more…]

Review and Preview: The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Beer Garden, Chinatown, and More!

We’re back today with another review from last year’s Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic — and a preview of what you can expect this year!

Last week, we shared a look at all of the delicious food and drink that you can enjoy on The Causeway. Today, we’re back for a look at the fun “extras” the Classic offers. We’ll also share what’s new for 2016!

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The Causeway

Now in its seventh year, the Classic continues to up its game with new experiences and seminars. This year’s event will offer more than 40 food dishes, over 60 beverages, 10 interactive seminars, and three live bands! [Read more…]

Giveaway! Enter to Win a Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghost Tiki Mug!

We don’t say it enough to you all. We LOVE all of our readers, and we appreciate so much how you support the work we do here at the Disney Food Blog. Seriously — we couldn’t and wouldn’t do it without you!

And so, every once in a while, we love to share an opportunity to win something special. But this time, we gotta say — we’ve outdone ourselves. :-D

You know all the crazy that’s been happening around the incredible Tiki Hitchhiking Ghost Mugs, right?

Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug

Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug

The limited-time vessels are a mash-up Tiki-Haunted Mansion creation, and people are losing their minds over them. They’ve already sold out at both Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland (although they are expecting more on the West Coast around Halloween) and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Walt Disney World. And with people waiting in line for hours to get theirs, it’s clear that Disney has struck gold here. [Read more…]

Review and Preview: The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Causeway Booths

We’re gearing up for one of our favorite weekends of the year — the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic!

The Causeway

The Causeway

The event is in its seventh consecutive year, and promises to be bigger and better than ever. In 2016, the Food and Wine Classic will include 50 food and wine stations, 10 seminars, fun themed areas, and opportunities to meet some of the award-winning chefs who bring their artistry to life in the resort’s 17 restaurants! [Read more…]

New Video! Unique Disneyland Snacks Part II

We’re back with another Disney Food Blog Video today!

If you tuned into our episodes last week then you already caught our Unique Disneyland Snacks, Part I. (And if you haven’t, then what are you waiting for?!? ;-)  )

Today, we’re comin’ to you again from California, sharing Unique Disneyland Snacks, Part II!

Macaroni and Cheese Bread Cone now found at Cozy Cone Motel!

Macaroni and Cheese Bread Cone now found at Cozy Cone Motel!

You won’t want to miss the chance to check out all of our favorites — and see if you agree!

So if you haven’t already, just click on that big ol’ Subscribe button below, and you’ll never miss one of our DFB video episodes.

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But now, let’s hear from all of you Disneyland Fans out there! What’s your very favorite unique Disneyland Snack? Leave a comment and let us know what tops your list!

New Video! Review of Tomorrowland Terrace in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

It’s Disney Food Blog Video day! Woo!!

We love how much YOU are loving our new video series, as we share favorite treats and familiar eats in a whole new way.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at a place that’s full of mystique — Tomorrowland Terrace in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

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Mystique?!?! 

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