Review: Skipper Canteen in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Greetings, fellow Explorers and Adventurers!

We’re back for another dining adventure at the Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen… more often referred to (for obvious reasons) as the Skipper Canteen, or — before we learned that tongue twister of a full name — the Jungle Cruise Restaurant, themed for the classic Jungle Cruise attraction.

Your very own Jungle Cruise Skipper is ready to take you on a culinary tour through the Jungle Cruise’s regular stomping — or floating — grounds of Asia, Africa, and South America. That’s what makes up the “World Famous Jungle Cuisine!

And you may just enjoy some of that Jungle Cruise slapstick — both from your server and your surroundings — while you’re at it.

So, welcome back, Cruisers…

Skipper Canteen Entrance

Skipper Canteen Entrance

… as we once again set foot inside the Skipper Canteen! [Read more…]

Review: Two Grab-and-Go (or Grab-and-STAY) Options at Sanaa Kuamsha Breakfast

Good Morning from Sanaa!

And I don’t say that lightly. I think any morning is a good one when you’re starting it at Animal Kingdom Lodge. And last fall, Sanaa — located in the Resort’s Kidani Village — started offering guests one more way to do that with the arrival of the Kuamsha Breakfast.

Sanaa operates as a Table Service restaurant for lunch and dinner. Breakfast, though, is a different story. Featuring Quick Service entrees as well as Grab-and-Go options (hot and cold items), breakfast is a pretty casual affair.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not a unique experience.

Sanaa

Sanaa

Upon approaching Cast Members at the check-in desk (where you would typically mention your Advance Dining Reservation for lunch or dinner), you’ll receive a menu listing your breakfast options. [Read more…]

Review: Skagway Sweets Tour, Disney Cruise Line in Alaska

We have something extra special for you today — a little peek into my Alaskan Cruise aboard the Disney Wonder!

The Disney Wonder in Port at Skagway

The Disney Wonder in Port at Skagway

My family and I booked a multigenerational family trip to Alaska on the Disney Wonder last summer (one of my dad’s bucket list items). And I couldn’t resist the chance to share some of what I found.

A Disney Cruise is an amazing experience. The service, ports, and accommodations are simply unparalleled IMO. PLUS — there’s a hefty dose of Disney magic, which always makes an adventure just a little brighter.

If you haven’t had the chance to go, then I hope you do sometime soon! Find out more about them by ordering the free Disney Cruise Line video. I get one whenever they have them available.

But there’s more to cruising than just bein’ on the boat. And when we were in port in Skagway, Alaska, I took a few hours to tour the tiny city in search of goodies! And I found PLENTY!

Rhubarb Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yummy treats in Skagway!

I hope you’re hungry. If you’re not, you probably will be very soon! [Read more…]

Sneak Peek: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Merchandise

Yes, it’s still only August but this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off next week at the Magic Kingdom with the first party of the season on August 25. And today we have a preview of some of the commemorative merchandise that will be available at the party!

Halloween at Disney!

Halloween at Disney!

The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus are returning to the party this year and you’ll find a slate of merchandise inspired by them, including tees, a snow globe, and a limited-edition MagicBand!

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©Disney

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New Video: BIG Disney World Dining Mistakes (We Don’t Want You to Make!)

Hey Guys! So often, we share tips and ideas in our DFB Videos. But today, we’re going to do something a little different, and tell you things not to do!

Le Cellier Filet

Le Cellier Filet

In our latest trip around Walt Disney World, we’re sharing the Five BIG Disney World Dining Mistakes That We Don’t Want You to Make. [Read more…]

News: Discounted Food and Drink Pairings at Disney Springs

Think YOU can’t wait any longer for the 2017 Epcot Food & Wine Festival? Well, neither can we. OR, as it turns out, can Disney Springs! In celebration of the Festival’s approach, three Disney Springs food kiosks are offering food and drink pairings of their own at a discounted price!

@DisneySprings Twitter

@DisneySprings Twitter

Stop by The Daily Poutine to pair a big ol’ bowl of Poutine with an alcoholic beverage for $13.99, or a non-alcoholic beverage for $11.99. [Read more…]

NEW!!: Shhh… All Star Movies Resort SECRET MENU in Walt Disney World!!!

Wanna know a secret? Then come with me to World Premiere Food Court at All Star Movies Resort for an AMAZING one!!

The Food Courts at the All Star Resorts — Sports, Music, and Movies (which is the Resort we’re visiting today) — are pretty fun places. Since the All Stars land in the category of Value Resorts, they don’t offer a Table Service restaurant. So that means the Resort Food Courts are extra big and packed with options to feed the huge numbers of guests in these sprawling Resorts.

That said, the menus tend to cater to the masses primarily with safe bets like pizza, hot dogs, and the like. While the All Stars Food Court counterparts — Pop Century’s Everything Pop and the Art of Animation Resort’s Landscape of Flavors — raised the bar in providing some more unique options, the All Star Resort Food Courts… well, let’s just say they’ve never exactly been what you might call a place of intrigue.

Until now… thanks to the arrival of a few SECRET MENU ITEMS at World Premiere Food Court! And seriously, this is pretty darn cool!

World Premiere Food Court

World Premiere Food Court

Our stealth, on-the-scene reporter snuck in to the food court in a trench coat and fedora. [Read more…]

More Cute Disney Food Art! Halloween Edition

Think August is too early for Halloween? Well, not exactly… at least not in Magic Kingdom, where preparations are on for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party which kicks off on August 25th! Disneyland follows suit on September 20th with Mickey’s Halloween Party.

Someone else is getting ready for Halloween, too… our friend Donna Yan, who creates Cute Food Art featuring iconic Disney snacks! And she JUST came out with three prints for the most ghoulish time of the year! Just look at all the details on the Mickey Beignets and Mint Julep — Halloween Version print (Hello, Zero!). That Maleficent krispy treat is epic. And see the spiderweb detail on the Mickey balloon, just like they have in the parks during the Halloween season??

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The Poison Apple Mug with Grapes is full to overflowing with grapes all decked out in their costumes, including a teeny tiny Haunted Mansion Cast Member. [Read more…]

News: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tasting Sampler Details

Thought you’d heard all the news there is to hear as we get ready for the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival?

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Well, you gotta stay tuned to the DFB, because as August 31st approaches (that’s the Festival kickoff date!), there’s still plenty to share! For instance, today we have brand new information about the Festival Tasting Sampler!

The Tasting Sampler comes with credentials (or vouchers) for eight food or beverage items at the Festival Marketplace Booths (some exceptions do apply, and will be noted on the voucher). Also included is a limited-release Epcot Food and Wine Festival Pin.

Tasting Sampler Credential

Tasting Sampler Credential

Note that last year, purchasers could choose between eight and sixteen items on their sampler. This year, from what we can tell, there’s only the option to get eight.

The price is $65, and the Tasting Samplers can be purchased daily starting at 9:00 am at the following locations: the Festival Center, the Bridge Kiosks, the Festival Shop at the Germany Pavilion, and the Festival Boutique between Morocco and Japan (additional places to purchase may also be made available).

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Review: Churro Cotton Candy (with a Churro!) in Downtown Disney at Disneyland

Heather Sievers, our Disneyland correspondent and the queen behind @DiningInDisney, knows how to have fun with Disney food. She’s hooking us up with Disney Frankenfoods, which are mash-ups between two (or more!) complementary Disney foods. Today we have one of her most recent food combos — a Churro Cotton Candy Churro!

Churro Cotton Candy is found in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney. You can find tubs of cotton candy in unique flavors like Strawberry Lemonade, Green Apple, and Pina Colada! These tubs are super convenient; it’s a lot easier to keep your cotton candy fresh throughout the day when it comes in a tub rather than a bag.

Cotton Candy Tubs at Disneyland

Cotton Candy Tubs at Disneyland

Heather went straight for the Churro Cotton Candy. But she also knew it wasn’t quite complete. Because what could go better with Churro Cotton Candy than an actual Churro? So she grabbed one of those, too. Wrap that cinnamon-sugar stick in the spiced spun sugar, and BA-DAH-BING!

You’ve got yourself a Churro Cotton Candy Churro! [Read more…]