Last year we geeked out when the Disney Parks started selling Dole Whip and Mickey Premium Bar Plush — and now there are even more squishy Disney food friends to snuggle!
In yet another twist to the menu at Gaston’s Tavern in Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland, Gaston has added some mammoth, meaty sandwiches to the offerings.
You may know that we have long bemoaned the loss of the Pork Shank, which was the Tavern’s signature item when New Fantasyland opened in 2012. Ever since that was removed from the menu, it’s felt like Gaston’s Tavern has lost its footing somewhat in figuring out what to serve (awesome Cinnamon Roll — with extra icing, please! — notwithstanding). Though they did have a decent Tavern Beef Stew for a spell, entree-style items have been largely absent from the menu here.
But for a place with such terrific atmosphere, we wanted more of a reason to linger in the setting in addition to the sweet snacks primarily featured on the menu. Yep, I call the atmosphere “terrific.” Because you know Gaston… he loves his compliments!
Plus, it truly is an awesome setting… [Read more…]
Hello, there! We’re back with another DFB Video for you today, and you’ll want to prep your suitcase for this one… because we’ve got the Ultimate Disney World Packing List for you today!
Our latest DFB YouTube Video comes by viewer request! And it’s a GREAT question: What should you pack for your Disney World vacation? We’ve got all sorts of practical gear that you’ll need… and even some suggestions for some extra magic that you can bring along with you, too! So, sit back and enjoy this one… before you get up to START PACKING! [Read more…]
Interesting! Disney has just announced a FREE DINING FOR KIDS package for most nights from May 28-August 30, 2018!
Disney World FREE Dining for Kids Details!
Receive a FREE dining plan for kids (ages 3 to 9) when you buy a non-discounted 3-night/3-day Magic Your Way package for you and your child (or children)! Magic Your Way packages include a room at a select Disney Resort, theme park tickets, and a Disney Dining Plan.
Don’t forget! Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios opens on June 30, 2018, so this summer is a great time to grab the kids and go on a Disney World vacation!!
Here are the specifics…
Are you ready to become part of a BIGGER UNIVERSE? Because Disney — together with Marvel Studios and Marvel Themed Entertainment — is developing three news areas that “will champion the next generation of Super Heroes.” New heroic experiences are on the way to Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and DISNEYLAND RESORT in California!
Disney California Adventure
Disneyland Resort will debut an entirely new Super Hero-themed land in 2020, with further anticipated experiences beyond that.
As part of the evolution of Disney California Adventure park, the transformation will result in a “completely immersive Super Hero universe,” bringing together The Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and the Avengers. The new land will be anchored by the Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction, in the current “a bug’s land” area.
Note that “a bug’s land” will close entirely in late summer to make way for this new land. See ya later Chew-Chew Train!
More Marvel in More Disney Destinations
Editor’s Note: We’ll be updating this post regularly as we learn more about how specialty, non-alcoholic drinks are being classified at Walt Disney World. If you’ve had experience with the plan, please comment below so we can add it to the post! Thanks, Disney food friends!
When the 2018 Disney Dining Plan details were released last June, many guests were excited to discover that alcoholic drinks would be included. For those who like to try adult beverages at Walt Disney World, this was an immediate way to bump up the value of the Disney Dining Plan!
But what about those guests who choose not to drink alcohol or who are under 21 years old (but still required to pay the adult price)? How can they maximize the 2018 Disney Dining Plan by imbibing in “specialty beverages” promised by the new DDP?
Storybook Treats at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the place to go for ice cream in Fantasyland. Located adjacent to Friar’s Nook — where you can currently find Loaded Tots! — Storybook Treats serves up hot fudge sundaes, strawberry sundaes, and floats to guests looking for cool snack.
It’s challenge time, Disney food friends! And this time it’s all about the Main Mouse: Mickey! You already know that we love pretty much all things Mickey-shaped, so what better excuse to munch on those iconic ears than with a Mickey-Shaped Food Challenge?! Thanks to our DFB youtube channel viewer who suggested this fun challenge!
Disney Food Challenge: Mickey-Shaped Eats
Check out 19 of our favorites below — and see if you can get ‘em all!!!
These extra-ticket events take place on select nights in Magic Kingdom.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Everything from trick-or-treating in the Magic Kingdom, the Boo-To-You Parade, and Happy HalloWishes Halloween Fireworks is included in Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, along with access to Magic Kingdom attractions and meet-and-greets with characters in their Halloween costumes.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will run on the following dates in 2018: