27 Must-Do Disney World Holiday Events and Eats!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Season’s Greetings! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and if you’re bound for Walt Disney World, it’s even better.

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That’s because there is no more festive spot on earth to celebrate all of the heartwarming fun of the the season.

And we don’t want you to miss out on any of the top attractions. So let’s take a look our list of the 27 Must-do Disney Holiday Eventsand Eats! — to celebrate this season at Walt Disney World! [Read more…]

Disney World Refillable Mug Price Increase

OK, nobody’s surprised on this one, right? Anyone? Anyone? Yep, the Refillable Resort Mugs have price-hiked again.

Refillable Resort Mugs

Refillable Resort Mugs

The current Length of Stay price for the Mugs is $18.99. [Read more…]

Star Wars Ice Cream Flavors Coming to Disney World Ample Hills!

We all reserved our movie tickets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi months ago. We’re finalizing our theories on what’s been happening with Luke Skywalker in the time leading up to Rey finding him on Ahch-To. Let’s see, what else do we need… Oh, I know! How about some Star Wars ICE CREAM?!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi-inspired Flavors ©Ample Hills Creamery

Star Wars: The Last Jedi-inspired Flavors ©Ample Hills Creamery

Well, Ample Hills Creamery — the Brooklyn-based ice creamery that opened its first location outside of New York on Disney’s BoardWalk — has got you covered! In partnership with Disney and Lucasfilm, Ample Hills Creamery launched three limited-edition flavors inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

According to amplehills.com, First Order will “showcase the monolithic, fierce power of The First Order, salted dark chocolate ice cream represents relentless villainy, while cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate and a dash of powerful espresso reinforce the dark side.”

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DFB Video: Walt Disney World Gingerbread Displays

It’s a brand new week, and we’re back with another DFB Video today! We’re checking out the 2017 Walt Disney World Gingerbread Displays!

Gingerbread Carousel at Disney's Beach Club

Gingerbread Carousel at Disney’s Beach Club

Now, you may think that planning your Disney World Gingerbread Tour is just a matter of plotting your stops to see the Beach Club Gingerbread Carousel, the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House, and every other gingerbread location in between from the Resorts, to the Parks, to Disney Springs. But there is more to know… like where you can find your own gingerbread snacks, what’s NEW this year among all the displays, and all sorts of other fun secrets and tips. Plus, you can watch the Gingerbread Carousel spin and catch a glimpse of the Grand Floridian Pastry Chefs creating the annual Gingerbread House! [Read more…]

The 2017 Gingerbread Display at Disney World’s BoardWalk Inn

We’ve been checking out ALL THE GINGERBREAD Displays in Disney World from the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House to the Beach Club’s Gingerbread Carousel. Today, we’re at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, and we arrived not knowing exactly what to expect.

Disney's BoardWalk

Disney’s BoardWalk

You see, the BoardWalk’s Gingerbread Display has varied over the years. You may recall the Sweet Shoppe theme or the days-of-yore Gazebo, or even the year that Stitch took over. Last year, the BoardWalk gave the Resort’s Pastry Chefs the opportunity to create several individual gingerbread houses themed to their choosing.

2017 BoardWalk Gingerbread Display

2017 BoardWalk Gingerbread Display

But for 2017, the whole team is back in action together, and they’ve created a brand new display themed after something very near and dear to our hearts… the BoardWalk’s restaurants!

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News: Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday with Special Disney World Treats This Weekend Only!

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! Mickey’s birthday is November 18th, and if you’re in Disney World this weekend (November 17th – November 19th), YOU can celebrate everyone’s favorite Mouse with special treats all over the Resort!

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Desserts will vary by location, so if you pick up one of these little beauties, be sure to tag us at #disneyfoodblog on Instagram so we can share your treat with the world!

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Find the Steamboat Willie Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake at Main Street Bakery, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café and Pinocchio Village Haus.

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Holiday Preview: The 2017 Walt Disney World Gingerbread Displays

Gingerbread displays at Walt Disney World have become such an exciting part of the holiday celebrations that guests can literally plan an entire day around seeing them all. (We even include some tips on how to do so in our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Holidays!)

2016 Grand Floridian Gingerbread Store

2016 Grand Floridian Gingerbread Store

And it is not hard to see why! Gingerbread is done bigger and better at the Disney Resorts, with literally HUNDREDS of pounds of ingredients being shaped and engineered — you might even say “imagineered” —  in unbelievable ways that you just have to see with your own eyes! [Read more…]

DFB Video: EVEN MORE Disney Snacks!

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and since Disney World is synonymous with SNACKING for us here at the DFB, we’ve got EVEN MORE Disney Snacks for you to check out to start your week off right!

No Way Jose at Beaches and Cream

No Way Jose at Beaches and Cream

Yes, we’ve covered Disney Snacks on our DFB YouTube Channel before. But there are SO MANY snacks to take in that we can’t possibly cover them all in just a video or two! So you should check out our newest installment and see if your favorite snack made our latest list! (And I’ll give you just one spoiler: the No Way Jose has landed on this one!) [Read more…]

Review: Abracadabar Spiced Fries!!! (seriously. get these.)

What’s a Disney foodie to do when the parks close, but she’s still raring to go? Hit the BoardWalk, baby!

And while you can pretty much always count on seeing me sitting in the back of Jellyrolls Dueling Piano Bar editing photos til 2AM, there’s another bar on the BoardWalk that is so fun and unusual that you’ve got to check it out at least once!

Abracadabar opened just over a year ago, and it’s been enticing guests ever since. The backstory is that this was the gathering place for BoardWalk magicians and entertainers decades ago — and that the magic is still in the air. (I mean, you’re at Disney World so Disney magic is everywhere already! But this is magic magic!)

You can experience the Abracadabar magic nightly (the bar opens at 4PM), and it’s accessible via the BoardWalk and via hallways to both Flying Fish and Trattoria al Forno, so you can start or finish your meal here easily!

Atmosphere

The exterior of Abracadabar fits with the BoardWalk theming while also giving a hint to the vintage magic you’ll find inside.

AbracadaBar

AbracadaBar

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Review: Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Nearly a year ago, Flying Fish reopened after a lengthy refurbishment closure. Disney Food Blog visited on the very first day that it reopened (here’s that review for reference).

While we gave full marks to the beautiful interior and excellent service, and we found some bright spots to celebrate on the revamped menu, we were frankly underwhelmed. The restaurant had abandoned long time cult favorites like their Potato Wrapped Snapper and the Char-crusted Certified Black Angus New York Strip Steak, purportedly in the name of those hot, buzzy themes of sustainability and seasonality. Fine.

But while everything was indeed fine, it was no longer special. It was no longer my favorite spot to get a last minute signature restaurant advance dining reservation and KNOW that it was going to be fabulous.

Well, we’re a year in now. And I was anxious to see what, if anything, had changed. Had they returned those amazing signature dishes to the menu? Was the menu completely different from a year ago, owing to the use of seasonal ingredients and sustainable seafood choices? Were they celebrating local?

Flying Fish Entrance

Flying Fish Entrance

Only one way to find out. Time to head in. [Read more…]