I know. We were like, “WHOA,” too!! [Read more…]
It’s high temps and good times in Walt Disney World this summer season! We’re spotting plenty of frosty summer sips to help you beat the heat, along with all sorts of new restaurants to stop in and take an air-conditioned breather.
And if we’re talking about new restaurants, there’s only one place to start this round of What’s New, and that’s…
I know — it’s as though the openings are never-ending at Disney Springs! The Grand Opening Summer Celebration is ON for this dining, shopping, and entertainment district!
Can you believe it? What once seemed like a never-ending transformation of what was once Downtown Disney to Disney Springs is now complete (though we still have a few more spots to welcome in the coming months!). [Read more…]
Are you ready? The countdown is on, and early booking will open for the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival in just a few hours!
That means that you and (and several thousand other people) will be calling Disney, trying to get into the Low-Cost Events, Culinary Demos, Beverage Seminars, and Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! Workshops of your choice!
What else does that mean? Well, this is a great example of a Peak Booking Day for a Disney event.
You may be wondering: What’s a peak booking day? It’s anytime that you can expect a high volume of guests calling at the same time to book events. This goes for early booking days for certain groups, regular booking days, days for booking where a new restaurant or experience is announced, and days that offers of Free Dining for the Disney Dining Plan are announced. And experience has taught us that all the things are probably not going to go smoothly.
With that in mind — and the fact that forewarned is forearmed — we want to share with you just what you can expect when it comes to peak booking days with Walt Disney World as well as some suggestions that may just help you to be successful (and keep your blood pressure down). [Read more…]
We’re heading back to Whispering Canyon Cafe for dinner!
Whispering Canyon Cafe
This fun spot, located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort, is the perfect place to dine with the whole family. What can you expect at Whispering Canyon? Generous portions, comfort foods, lots of all you care to enjoy options, and antics aplenty.
If I’m not enjoying breakfast here during a Walt Disney World visit, then you’ll probably find me at the dinner table at least once a year. And that was the case recently. Let’s check it out.
If you’re trying to locate Whispering Canyon Cafe, you can’t really miss it. It’s immediately to your left as soon as you walk through the doors of the Wilderness Lodge.
Because it’s not all that removed — or removed at all — from the lobby, that means that when the antics really get going, you’re probably going to hear them throughout the space. [Read more…]
Summer is here, and there is SO much coming into the world of Disney Food!
Can you believe all that’s happening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? We are so excited about all of the new counter service eats and snacks that seem to be popping up daily! Tiffins Restaurant and Nomad Lounge, Animal Kingdom’s first foray into signature dining, will open soon. And with the beginning of Rivers of Light (and the rumor of Dinner Packages), we know that there’s plenty of new stuff to come in the next couple of months.
It’s a lot to keep straight!! So aren’t you glad we’re here to bring you all the Disney Food News First?
But AJ — I read Disney Food Blog daily. Do I really need to subscribe, too?
For sure! Here’s why: there’s SO much happening at Disney. And sometimes, especially when it comes to breaking news like Free Dining Offers or Brand New Restaurants or Special Events, it’s important to get the news as soon as possible. And that’s where the DFB Newsletter comes in. [Read more…]
Happy Fourth of July, Everyone!
We know that you’re busy — hopefully having a totally chill day. ;-D But we know you’re all dreaming of being at Disney today! And you know what? “If you can dream it, you can do it!!!” And what better way to “start doing” than by getting a leg up on planning your next Disney trip?
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Our team of Walt Disney World food experts have put together the most comprehensive guides to Walt Disney World food and dining available. With more than 25 years of experience eating and drinking our way through the Parks and Resorts, we’ve learned a thing or two — and we love sharing our secrets with you!
It’s one of the buzziest trends taking place today: food titans across the country are making pledges to switch to cage-free eggs. And today, you can add Disney to the growing list.
Disney has announced its pledge to make the transition to cage-free eggs by the end of 2016. The switchover will be effective for the company’s US-based theme parks as well as Disney Cruise Lines. [Read more…]
I love many things at Disney World. Many things. But two of my favorites are these:
One: Carrot Cake. And two: the Boardwalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.
(OK, so there’s MUCH more to love than that. But you get my point). Anyway, when those two things come together, you have to know that I am SO. THERE.
And that was, indeed, the case on my most recent visit to the Boardwalk Bakery! Tucked inside the bakery case among Mickey Oreo Cupcakes, Cheesecake Brownies, and Key Lime Tarts was a little Carrot Cake number. They’ve had varieties of carrot cake here for years, and they’re ALWAYS good. This version is a long, skinny deal, but the taste is just as delicious as its square predecessors.
The first thing to catch my eye was the gorgeous white chocolate carrot topping the cake. It’s practically iridescent! So much better than those typical piped carrots on the top!
As for the cake itself, the recipe is pretty much classic: spiced cake layered with cream cheese frosting. No nuts in this version, though. (Oh, and that teeny pink garnish on the side is just a by-product of being near the Strawberry Lemonade Cupcake in the pastry box. No biggie.) [Read more…]