Pirates of the Caribbean Returns to Disneyland With NEW LIMITED TIME EATS at The Blue Bayou!

Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland reopens with NEW LIMITED TIME FOOD items!

Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland

Pirates of The Caribbean Entrance Sign ©Disney

After a six-week refurbishment, the Pirates of the Caribbean reopened to guests on June 8th. We’ll talk about that in a second, but first…THE FOOD! 

New Blue Bayou Pirates of the Caribbean Menu Items

Available for a limited time until June 18, Blue Bayou will be offering these special Pirates of the Caribbean inspired eats!

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Review: Pineapple Churro at Disneyland Resort’s Castle Churro Cart

Disneyland Resort is the land of Mickey Mouse, princesses, and churros. Okay, maybe that’s not an official designation, but churros are a quintessential part of the Disneyland experience. With so many from which to choose (and even more available during Pixar Fest!), there’s a churro for everyone!

Our Disneyland correspondent, Heather (check her @DiningInDisney on Instagram!), is always up for a new churro, and she brings us the Pineapple Churro today! She picked this up from the churro cart in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Pineapple Churro

Pineapple Churro

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Review: NEW Strawberry Beignets at Disneyland’s Mint Julep Bar!

It’s beignet time (all the time, but we digress)! You know we’re always on top of the seasonal, temporary flavors at Disneyland Resort’s Mint Julep Bar, and right now, it’s strawberry season!

Mint Julep Bar

Mint Julep Bar

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Lamplight Lounge Coming to Pixar Pier Now Accepting Reservations

If you’re excited to check out the new Lamplight Lounge when it opens on June 23rd on Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure, then we have news for you!

Lamplight Lounge Preview

Lamplight Lounge Preview

Advance Reservations are now open for booking online — or by calling  (714) 781-DINE — for dates starting June 23rd (which is also, of course, opening day for the entire Pixar Pier)!

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The NEW Western Dog at Refreshment Corner in Disneyland Resort!!

In case you were wondering, we are still making our way through the extensive, ever-evolving Pixar Fest food, and we’re still loving every minute of it.

Today we’re at Refreshment Corner — often referred to as Coke Corner (which we like because alliteration) — and we’re digging into a hot dog that’s got so much good stuff on it that we already want another.

Refreshment Corner -- a/k/a Coke Corner

Refreshment Corner — a/k/a Coke Corner

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FULL REVIEW: Pixar Fest Afternoon Tea in Disneyland Hotel

When Disneyland Resort introduced a brand new Pixar Fest Afternoon Tea a couple of weeks ago, we were chomping at the bit to learn more — and to get in on that tea and sandwiches action! The Pixar Fest Afternoon Tea is a part of the on-going (and delicious!) Pixar Fest, so guests can reserve tea through September 3, when the festival ends.

We were there on DAY 1 to enjoy it, so let’s head over to Steakhouse 55 and enjoy afternoon tea!

Steakhouse 55 Located Inside the Disneyland Hotel

Steakhouse 55 Located Inside the Disneyland Hotel

The cost of the Pixar Fest Afternoon Tea is $52-$65 per adult and $35 per child, and its location at Steakhouse 55 raised our expectations. We’d already had a great experience at Steakhouse 55 for regular old afternoon tea. Imagine what would happen when they Pixar-fied it!

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Disneyland Annual Passholder Program Sees Two BIG Changes

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is slated to open in Disneyland in summer of 2019. (Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios will follow in late fall 2019.)

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

And even though that’s a year away, we’re starting to see signs of the changes that will take place around the addition of those Lands now. Case in point: Disneyland Annual Passholders will now see park-specific calendars when they visit disneyland.com or the Disneyland app to check out the block-out dates (if applicable) for their Annual Passport. And you can currently see the calendars as far out as June 2019 (13 months as opposed to the usual 12 months).

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Pixar Fest Eats: Inspired Bites at Rancho del Zocalo (Plus NEW NACHOS!) in Disneyland

You already know that Pixar Fest is the place for classic Disneyland Resort snacks with a twist — like many, many versions of the churro and some loaded funnel cakes (like this one inspired by Toy Story). 

Guests joining the friendship party can also grab a full and fun meal at Carnation Cafe, where retro eats like a Fried Bologna Sandwich are satisfying the need for some old-fashioned fun. And who can forget the Remy-approved three-course meal at Cafe Orleans?

Berry-stuffed Beignets a la Mode

Berry-stuffed Beignets a la Mode at Cafe Orleans

But if you’re in the mood for a meal with a little more spice, get yourself to Frontierland and check out the Coco-inspired menu at Rancho del Zocalo.

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Mobile Order Now Available to All Guests at Disneyland Resort!

Starting last week, Disneyland Annual Passholders were able to access Mobile Order at Counter Service locations all over Disneyland Resort. But now, all guests visiting Disneyland are able to utilize the service!

Using Mobile Order at Award Wieners

Using Mobile Order at Award Wieners in Disney California Adventure

As a refresher, Mobile Order is a process available via the Disneyland app which  allows guests to pre-order and pre-pay for their food at participating Counter Service restaurants, thereby avoiding time spent in line! (Here’s a tip: if you aren’t seeing the icon allowing you to “Order Food” in your Disneyland app, be sure to install the latest update. )

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Pixar Fest Afternoon Tea in Disneyland Hotel!!

Pixar Fest is still very much on in Disneyland Resort! And starting this Friday, June 1st, the Pixar Fest Classic Afternoon Tea Celebration at Steakhouse 55 in the Disneyland Hotel will add to the offerings!

The  Pixar Fest Classic Afternoon Tea is now available for booking from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from June 1 through September 2, 2018.

Pixar Fest Afternoon Tea ©Disney

Pixar Fest Afternoon Tea ©Disney

Cost for the Classic Tea Party (which includes Pixar-themed scones, salads, tea sandwiches, pastries and other sweets along with your selection of tea) is $52.00 per adult. The Premium Tea Party (which also includes a Sparkling Wine) is $60 for of-age guests. The Kids’ Tea Party is $35.00.

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