News: Passholder Seating Available for Festival of the Arts Disney on Broadway Concert Series

The very first Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicks off TOMORROW, and we wanted to let Walt Disney World Passholders know of a unique opportunity to enhance their experience!

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On each of the Festival’s event nights (running Fridays through Mondays until February 20th), the Disney on Broadway Concert Series will showcase Broadway talent performing Disney classics at the America Gardens Theatre.

Walt Disney World Passholders are now able to register for Passholder Seatings at the 5:30 pm and 6:45 pm shows. [Read more…]

#OnTheList: Jungle Juice Slush at Mahindi in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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This post is part of the DFB #OnTheList series, where we feature eats you’ve GOT to have while you’re at Disney! Let us know what’s on YOUR Disney Food Bucket List @DisneyFoodBlog #OnTheList!

What’s frozen, made of guava, passion fruit, and orange juices, and is #OnTheList?

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It’s the Jungle Juice Slush at Animal Kingdom’s Mahindi (AKA Harambe Popcorn ;-D). [Read more…]

Disney Recipe: Hummingbird Cake from Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming in Disney Springs

Last summer, Chef Art Smith opened Homecoming Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine in Disney Springs — and it quickly became one of our new favorite dining spots at Walt Disney World. The menu is full of Southern comfort foods including Church Lady Deviled Eggs, some of the best Fried Chicken we’ve ever tasted, and just-like-mom-used-to-make Macaroni and Cheese.

The dessert menu showcases several Southern specialties but two of the items absolutely stand out! When you’re there, you MUST try the Shine Cake and the Hummingbird Cake!

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Hummingbird Cake — Up Close

Today we have the recipe for the amazing Hummingbird Cake, a southern specialty combining a moist pineapple and banana cake with luxuriously thick cream cheese frosting!

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Review: Tokyo Dining in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

It’s been a while since we enjoyed a dinner in one of the many, many restaurants located around World Showcase. So today, we’re stopping in to Tokyo Dining!

Tokyo Dining is one of two table service restaurants that you’ll find in the beautiful Japan Pavilion, which happens to be a pretty great place to hang out. Mitsukoshi Department Store offers an endless of supply of intriguing merchandise, and the shop in the back is a wonderful spot to discover a new favorite snack. I don’t care if you can now score Pocky at Target — I still can’t resist grabbing some when I’m here!

I could go on. The Sake Bars (yep, there are two…this one and this one), counter service at Katsura Grill and Kabuki Cafe, Kakigori…there is SO much good food here!

But it’s been a while since we’ve taken in a meal at the table service spots. And while I love me some Teppan Edo (read our latest review here), things don’t change much at that Habachi Grill spot. So we decided to check back in with another favorite, Tokyo Dining.

Let’s head in. Or rather, up.

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I say “up” because you’ll actually find both Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining on the second floor of Mitsukoshi Department Store. Whether you’re checking in for an advance dining reservation or you’re checking availability for walk up spots, start at this booth located just to the right of the steps leading up to the restaurants.

Guest Check In for Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining

Guest Check In for Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining

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Entrance — Up the Steps

As I mentioned, Tokyo Dining and Teppan Edo are both located here. Teppan Edo occupies the back of the second floor, while Tokyo Dining is located to your right at the top of the stairs — in the front of the building. [Read more…]

New DFB Video: The Disney World Mocktail Crawl!

We’re back today with another DFB YouTube Video! Today, we’re coming at you with a fun way to play with your food (er, drink) at Disney World — the DFB Guide Mocktail Crawl!

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We get it. Sometimes, you’re the designated driver. Or maybe you just want to have fun without imbibing.

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News: Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Returning to Disneyland Resort in 2017!

Yeah yeah yeah!!!! So jazzed that this is coming back, bigger and better!

It was GREAT news for Disneylanders when the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival returned from a hiatus last Spring.

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Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

And it’s time to mark your calendars for March 10 – April 16, 2017. And this year’s Festival will be running DAILY! [Read more…]

Sneak Peek: FULL MENUS Now Available for Epcot Festival of the Arts!

We’re just DAYS AWAY from the very first Epcot Festival of the Arts! And today we have FULL BOOTH MENUS for you! (And, yes. They totally have Pop Tarts on the menu??!??!?!)

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We’re getting ready for this brand new Festival to kick off Friday, January 13th. This celebration of the arts — focusing on Visual, Culinary, and Performing Arts — will run Fridays through Mondays for six weekends, ending on February 20th.

We’ve already learned about the event’s Interactive Workshops where participants will be able to channel their own inner artists, while the Disney on Broadway Concert Series will offer guests the chance to enjoy hearing Broadway talent perform classic Disney songs. (Find out about how you can book a Dining Package for the Concert Series here!)

And now, as the debut rapidly approaches, we’re taking a look at the aspect we at the DFB are most interested in: Food Studios (otherwise known as Booths) will be found around World Showcase, both along the Promenade and tucked near a few Pavilions.

While you can link to our main Epcot Festival of the Arts page here to see the full menus for all seven of the Food Studios, we thought we’d show you a few of the items we’re most excited to try, so you can start making your own list, too!

Click here to see FULL MENUS for each Epcot Festival of the Arts booth!!

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E=AT² will feature an array of “deconstructed” items, from a Reuben and a Deconstructed Breakfast to a BLT with crispy pork belly, tomato jam, and soft poached egg.

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BLT with Crispy Pork Belly, Tomato Jam, and Soft Poached Egg ©Disney

Masterpiece Kitchen

Look for Masterpiece Kitchen to be located near the Canada Pavilion — a fitting location for the Wild Mushroom Risotto with aged parmesan, truffle shavings, and zinfandel reduction (given the popularity of the Mushroom Risotto served with the Filet Mignon at Canada’s Le Cellier). [Read more…]

New DFB Video Review: Dawa Bar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We’re back today with another DFB YouTube Video! Today, we’re taking a walk on the wild side with a trip to one of our favorite Disney watering holes — Dawa Bar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Dawa Bar!

Dawa Bar!

Sometimes, you just need a cold one, and this is one of our favorite places to get it!

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News: One-Day Disney Dining Plan to Begin Testing in the Magic Kingdom

If you’re planning a visit to the Magic Kingdom from January 12 through February 22, 2017, you may be very interested to find out about a single-day Dining Plan that will enter a test phase in the park during those dates!

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Cinderella Castle

According to wdwmagic.com, Disney Dine-on-the-Go will be available for purchase throughout the test phase. Guests may purchase the plan at Magic Kingdom Vacation Planning Booths. While cost information is currently unavailable, it is anticipated that pricing will include both adult and child options. [Editor’s Note: since the original posting of this article, Disney has announced that the price will be $29.00 for adults, and $12.00 for children ages 3 to 9] [Read more…]

News: 2017 Dates for “Delicious Disney, A Chef Series” Announced

A total of nine dinners will be offered in the Delicious Disney, A Chef Series in 2017.

Unfamiliar with the Delicious Disney Series? These unique events offer guests the opportunity to enjoy culinary creations by Walt Disney World Resort Chefs — along with wine pairings — in a more intimate setting (capped at 60 guests).

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The 2017 theme is “Storytelling with food,” and dates, times, locations, and themes are as follows: [Read more…]