Where to Get Waffles in Walt Disney World

We’ve gathered all kinds of waffle choices in order to bring this Waffle Gallery to you! Whether you’re hankering for a Belgian waffle with fruit topping, a waffle with powdered sugar, a Mickey shaped breakfast waffle, or even a waffle sandwich – we’ve got the deets on where to take care of your craving.

There are some really creative waffle creations in the mix, so be sure to add one or more of these waffle choices to your next Walt Disney World visit.

Giant Mickey Waffle

Yes, Disney World menus are ever-changing so always check the most recent menus prior to your visit. The waffles listed below are in alphabetical order based on how they’re listed on Walt Disney World menus.

Bananas Foster Waffles

Roaring Fork at the Wilderness Lodge is home to some comforting waffle creations on the regular and kid’s breakfast menus. You’ll find more to tempt you further down in this list. The Bananas Foster Waffles are covered with warm bananas in a buttered rum-flavored sauce. Plus, they are Mickey-shaped!

Bananas Foster Waffles

Belgian Waffle

  • A Belgian waffle with Maple Butter and Candied Pecan Topping is offered at the Whispering Canyon Cafe in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Maple Syrup and Whipped Cream accompany the Belgian waffle offered at Wolfgang Puck Express, Downtown Disney Marketplace.
  • Belgian Waffle Sundae

    Belgian Waffle Sundae

    At the AMC Dine-In Theatre in Downtown Disney, a pair of warm Belgian waffles are infused with maple flavor, then topped with vanilla ice cream, drizzled in luscious caramel sauce and topped with a generous sprinkle of sweet and savory candied bacon. What a dessert!

    Belgium Waffle

  • A Belgium waffle with cinnamon Apple compote and [Read more…]
  • Review: Modern Mixology Seminar at the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

    Nestled within the incredible Epcot Food and Wine Festival season is another highly anticipated food and wine extravaganza — the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic!

    This two-day event gives you the option to enjoy the all-you-care-to-eat Causeway (review coming soon!), where you can stroll and taste samples from all of your favorite Swan and Dolphin restaurants (and meet some celebrity chefs, too). In addition, seminars are held each day covering a wide range of adult beverages. Interested? DFB has special rate codes for you for this year’s Classic! Check out the details at the end of this post!

    Last year, I chose to attend the Modern Mixology Seminar and wanted to share the experience with you today!

    Modern Mixology Seminar Atmosphere

    This event was led by Lindsay Skillman, mixologist extraordinaire and the General Manager of Cabana Bar and Beach Club at the Swan and Dolphin Resort. (FYI — Lindsay will also be leading several mixology seminars at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, so be sure to sign up if you can!)

    The pamphlet for the seminar gives you a peak into the mad science that we were about to undertake…

    Seminar Pamphlet -- click image for larger version

    Seminar Pamphlet -- click image for larger version

    We began the experience [Read more…]

    2012 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Menus, Meet the Chefs, Special Rates

    As you know, the Walt Disney World The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic is back this year with seminars, tastings, sweets, and beverages! And scroll down to see some special rate codes from Disney Food Blog for this year’s classic…

    The Third Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will take place Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13, 2012, from 5:30 – 9:00 pm at the Swan and Dolphin Resorts in Walt Disney World. These resorts are just a short walk from Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which means this is a great way to supplement your 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival trip!

    Food and wine lovers can immerse themselves in this culinary festival while strolling the Crescent Lake causeway. Savor culinary delights from the resort’s award winning restaurants and lounges while listening to live music.

    With 17 restaurants and lounges, the Swan and Dolphin resorts have a nationally-recognized culinary team that can’t wait to show off their talents! I had a chance to go to the event last year, and I can highly recommend it.

    Swan and Dolphin Causeway

    Tasting Booth Menus

    Choose selections from over 30 stations that showcase food and drinks from Shula’s Steak House, Il Mulino New York Trattoria, and Todd English’s bluezoo, among other great Swan and Dolphin restaurants.

    Also select from your favorite beverages, including wine, sake, beer, and cocktails. If you love wine, vintages will be offered from around the world. With over 70 certified wine sommeliers and more than 1,400 wine selections, this beverage team has a lot of knowledge to share!

    Shula’s Steakhouse
    Friday and Saturday: Carved Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    Shula's Carved Prime Rib, Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    Cib’s Smoke Shop
    Friday: Texas Style Beef Brisket, Fried Pickles, Brioche Puree
    Saturday: Smoked Pork Belly, Garlic Toast, Baked Bean Foam

    Beef Brisket

    cibs smoked pork belly

    Todd English’s bluezoo
    Friday: “Shrimp Cocktail” Steamrollers; plus Oyster selections will include Traditional Rockefeller – Creamy Spinach, House bacon, Parmesan; Six Shooter – Bloody Cocktail, Horseradish, Celery, Corona, Lemon Foam, Old Bay; and Traditional – On the half Shell, Choice of Mignonette or sauce
    Saturday: Pan Seared “Shrimp n Grits”, Seared Local Shrimp, Anson Mills Cheese Grits (I’ve had the shrimp and grits from bluezoo, and they’re well worth [Read more…]

    News! Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Restaurant Loyalty Program

    Select restaurants at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort have begun a Dining Passport Loyalty Program to reward frequent visitors.

    Participating restaurants include Shula’s Steak House, Kimonos, Todd English’s bluezoo, and Il Mulino New York Trattoria. Pick up your Passport next time you dine at one of these locations!

    WDW Swan and Dolphin Loyalty Program

    From your first purchase, points begin to accumulate towards gift certificates, dining experiences, and more.

    Dining Passport Info - click image for larger version

    With this frequent dining program, loyalty points can be tracked online at www.SwanDolphinRestaurants.com/loyalty. What are you going to save up your points towards?

    Points and Rewards

    Here’s a list of the point systems, and rewards you can [Read more…]

    News! Orlando Magical Dining Month Details

    September is the month for savings for visitors and locals to Orlando!

    Magical Dining Month presented by Visit Orlando invites everyone to enjoy this annual event now in its seventh year. Celebrate Central Florida’s culinary delights when over sixty restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe dinners for $30.

    Expand your palate and help benefit Edgewood Children’s Ranch during this month-long event as $1 of every meal is donated to this wonderful organization.

    Visit Orlando will offer this exceptional value from September 1 – 30, 2012 at top-rated Orlando restaurants, including:

    Disney World Area Restaurants

    Other Orlando-Area Restaurants

    Disney World Cheese Plate Gallery

    FINALLY!!

    After several years…and lots of cheese…we’ve finally put together a list of many of the cheese plates found in Walt Disney World restaurants!

    Cheese from Tutto Gusto in Epcot's Italy

    For those who have never had a cheese plate in a Disney World restaurant, here’s a little Disney cheese plate primer:

    • Cheese plates are often offered as both an appetizer and a dessert
    • They usually provide small samples of three, four, or five cheeses
    • Cheese plates are served with accompaniments like dried fruits, nuts, compotes, honey, and small pieces of toast or crackers
    • The samples are usually arranged from mild to strong, with a veined blue cheese almost always at the end of the line

    You’ll find goat milk, cow milk, and sheep milk cheeses with varied aging processes and preparations. If you’re dining in a themed restaurant, the cheeses may be themed as well (e.g. Cheeses from California).

    I can highly recommend pairing just about anything with honey or dried raisins on the vine. ;-) In fact, I usually ask my server to bring an extra side of honeycomb since I nearly always run out.

    Another tip: always ask for more little toasts. Even if you’re NOT sharing with a dining partner, you’ll still run out.

    We’ve had many requests for this type of post — there are a lot of cheese lovers out there — so I hope this is helpful. Note that plates change often, so you may find different cheeses and accompaniments on your visit. Please share your reviews and experiences in the comments section below!

    Epcot

    Les Chefs de France
    Plateau de fromages de France
    My very favorite cheese plate in all of Disney World is found here, at Chefs de France. The creamy, delicious cheeses in large portions could probably be a meal in themselves!

    Imported cheese board $14.50. Available at lunch and dinner.

    Cheese Plate

    Le Cellier
    Assortment of Artisanal Cheese
    accompanied with Chef’s Selection of Dried Fruits and Preserves $14.00. See our review!

    Cheese Plate

    Boulangerie Patisserie
    Cheese Plate
    Get a similar plate to the one in Chefs de France over here at the [Read more…]

    Review: Todd English’s bluezoo

    We were very excited on a recent trip to see what was new at one of the chicest spots at Disney, Todd English’s bluezoo at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

    Located in the Dolphin, the restaurant will trick you into thinking that you have strayed away from Theme Park Land and entered the glitzy glam of a sleek Las Vegas hotspot.

    But the real story is the impeccable attention to detail that Chef Chris Windus shows at every turn.

    We have a TON of food to cover, so let’s get right to it!

    Atmosphere

    As I mentioned above, you’ll find a sophisticated and upscale vibe at bluezoo, which calls to mind a more grown up feeling. However, even though it may not seem super kid-friendly at first glance, this is still Walt Disney World and there will be kids there (yours are welcome, too!). bluezoo would also be a terrific spot for date night, if you decide to leave the kids at a kids’ club or with an in-room sitter while you strike out on your own.

    bluezoo entry

    As you enter, you’re immediately greeted by a fluid, aquatic feel. The effect goes beyond the visual — you hear the running water as well — but you are surrounded by a palette of vibrant blue, with accents of bright orange and flashes of silver.

    bluezoo bar

    Even when things aren’t moving, they may seem to be (especially after you start indulging in some of the unique bar drinks…haha!). For instance, when you enter through the bar, there is a stylized presentation of a school of silver-colored fish, seemingly alive with synchronized movement.

    bluezoo bar table

    The glossy, natural woods and comfortable booths complement the rest of the look of the bluezoo bar. And the touchscreen order system is a fun addition. You’ll feel like you’ve strayed into the future while choosing what to eat!

    bluezoo interactive bar menu

    bluezoo interactive bar menu

    We reported this detail in 2011, and on this visit we were told that the touch-screen menus will be getting an upgraded look and feel very soon.

    Beyond the bar, we made our way into the huge, airy main dining room. The soaring ceilings and beautiful bubbly lights are combined artfully with [Read more…]

    Grand Launch Sale: The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2012 e-Book

    We’re excited to announce the grand launch of The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2012 e-Book! It’s now available for purchase and download to help you make the most of your dining opportunities while in Disney World.

    The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2012 e-Book is an instantly downloadable PDF guide, featuring over 310 full-color pages of photographs, information, and advice about our favorite things — food and dining in Walt Disney World.

    It’s guaranteed to help you navigate your way to delicious dining on your next vacation! And if you’re ready to get yours now, head on over to DFBGuide.com to pick it up!!

    For our Grand Launch Sale, use code: 2012 to get a $4 discount this week only!

    If you purchased the 2011 Guide last year, scroll down for details on repeat purchase discounts. Also, scroll down to the bottom of the post for details on the 6-word Restaurant Review winner, Vicky B!

    What’s In The Guide?

    As you know, the Guide includes:

    • A 5-Step Strategy for Disney Dining Planning, covering everything you need to know from budgeting and booking to kids’ meals and fireworks.
    • A comprehensive and in-depth look at Disney World dining, including tips and tricks to ensure a positive and stress-free dining experience.
    • The ability to be read on your mobile device or computer!

    While our 2011 Guide was very extensive, Disney World is always updating menus, prices, and other dining info. And we’re always finding new things to tell you about! So we’ve updated our 2012 edition with over 60 new pages of details along with more photos, coverage of new Disney dining experiences, exclusive games, and more!

    In addition to these updates, our 2012 Guide adds:

    • Over 60 new pages of Disney Dining information
    • More Disney food and restaurant photos, and NEW Disney food and restaurant photos
    • An entire chapter focused on Snacks in the theme parks and resorts, one of the most popular Disney dining topics
    • Disney Dining Trivia to play while you’re waiting in line (or waiting for a table!)
    • Exclusive Disney food-themed scavenger hunts for each Disney World theme park
    • A comprehensive section of Disney Food news and updates from the past year, including new restaurants, new menus, and more
    • Brand new “Top 5” lists to help you make quick dining decisions
    • A brand new At-A-Glance section featuring quick facts such as how to locate your lost dining reservations, where to dine with the princesses, or where to pick up a six-pack of beer
    • New Snack Crawls through the parks and resorts
    • Updates on all pertinent facts such as dining hours, prices, resources, phone numbers, and restaurant closures/openings
    • All new restaurant additions, closures, and added dining experiences
    • And much more!

    And the best part is: the price hasn’t changed! Our extensive Disney Dining information, updated and added to with 60+ extra pages and countless new details, will cost you the same amount that it did in 2011.

    But, of course we’re offering a [Read more…]

    2012 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

    Foodie fans will love the culinary delights offered at the Third Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic being held during the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

    When: Mark your calendar for October 12-13, 2012!
    Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

    This year’s beverage seminars include Riesling Rendezvous; Beer, Please!; Spanish Wines; Modern Mixology; Wine Blending, All Things Sake; and Base to Bubbles. These will be offered each day from 4:30-5:30 p.m. These classes will be taught by certified experts in hour-long sessions at a cost of $45, inclusive.

    Bruleeing Oranges at the Modern Mixology Seminar

    Award-winning restaurants from the Swan and Dolphin resorts will host tasting stations on the [Read more…]

    Super Bowl Eats in Disney World

    Lines to get in on Game Day

    While you may immediately think of chicken wings (hubba hubba!) at ESPN Club on the Boardwalk for Sunday’s big game, there are plenty of other things going on in Disney World this coming Sunday!

    If you’re lucky enough to be in Disney World this weekend, check out your options, my friends…

    ESPN Club

    The ESPN Club at the Boardwalk is adding outdoor bleacher seating and some big screen TVs for the folks who don’t make it inside the restaurant (the line is always around the block on this one!).

    ESPN Wide World of Sports

    The mecca for sports in Disney World will be ready for an influx this weekend! The ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill will be open throughout the evening. And over at the Welcome Center, Disney World guests can watch the game on the Jumbotron and dine on wings, nachos, and drinks from two different bars. Watching is free, eating/drinking is not.

    Disney Resort Restaurant Menus

    But if you’re like me and you can’t be talked out of chicken wings and nachos, a few of the Disney Resort dining locations are adding some of your favorite game-day snacks to their menus on Sunday!!

    All-Star Resorts

    The All-Stars will add chicken wings and nachos to their [Read more…]