Disney Food Post Round-Up: January 21, 2018

Happy National Polka Dot Day! We hope you’re keeping warm on this winter weekend! Now it’s time to kick back, relax, and catch up on another week of Disney food news!

Minnie Mouse Cake Pop

Minnie Mouse Cake Pop

The 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts kicked off January 12 and we have all the Food Booth menus and food photos! See our Best of the Fest here!!

This weekend is the perfect time to #RockTheDots and get discounts at Disney World and Disneyland in honor of Minnie Mouse!

It’s time to buy the 2018 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining! Use code WDW2018 at check-out to get 25% off the cover price!

We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…

Disney Food News

Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go. [Read more…]

Get it! Gaston’s Tavern Now Gives a Cup of Icing for Guests Who Want All the Good Stuff!

You already know that Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is, well, magical. From sunrise to sunset and beyond, it’s beautiful from almost any angle.

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle

And now our icing wishes have come true (naturally!) at Gaston’s Tavern.

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#RocktheDots Discounts in Disney World and Disneyland on January 21st

We just love Minnie Mouse here at the DFB!

©Disney

©Disney

And we’re so excited that Sunday, January 21st – National Polk Dot Day – has been declared #RockTheDots day for a second year in a row — because it’s a day set aside to celebrate all things Minnie Mouse!

Minnie Mouse Cake Pop

Minnie Mouse Cake Pop

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Review: SO MANY Good (NEW!) Eats at The Plaza Restaurant in Walt Disney World

The Plaza Restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is a classic.

From its prime location at the Cinderella Castle end of Main Street, USA, to its elegant decor and moderately priced menu, The Plaza Restaurant is a truly great value. And the menu is family friendly (including those bottomless milkshakes!), so it’s easy to enjoy a meal with your whole crew.

But flashier dining options have relegated The Plaza to the realm of hidden gems.

And, honestly, we’re kind of okay with that. Because when Be Our Guest is booked solid, The Plaza is often a gettable alternative. And with a few new menu items, my most recent visit was a total home run.

Plaza Sign

Plaza Sign

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News: Menus Announced for Lunar New Year in Disney California Adventure

The Lunar New Year celebration kicks off later this month in Disney California Adventure! From January 26th through February 18th, Disneyland Resort guests can enjoy specialty food offerings at Paradise Garden Grill, as well as at three themed Marketplaces located on the north side of Paradise Pier.

Lunar New Year Celebration ©Disney

Lunar New Year Celebration ©Disney

Check out the menus to figure out which items you’d most like to try!

Korea Marketplace (In front of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure)

  • Kimchi Bokkeumbap – Vegetable fried rice
  • Yachae Mandu – Steamed vegetable dumpling with sesame-garlic soy sauce
  • Yang Gaeng – Sweet red bean and raspberry jelly
  • Banana Ooyu – Non-alcoholic banana milk
  • Mae Shil Ju – Plum wine cocktail
  • Hite Pale Lager

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DFB Video: Top 5 Disney Cruise Line Dining Secrets

Hey, there! We’re back today with another DFB Video, and we’re letting you in on our Top FIVE Disney Cruise Line Dining Secrets!

Will you be setting sail with Donald Duck?

Will you be setting sail with Donald Duck?

Aaah, there’s nothing quite like a Disney Cruise Line vacation. The ocean. The excursions. The magic. The FOOD!! There’s so much to enjoy on a Disney Cruise, and we want to help you enjoy YOUR future voyage even more by sharing our very best Disney Cruise Line Dining tips! So, do exactly what you would do on a Disney Cruise as you get ready to watch our latest DFB YouTube video… sit back, relax, and enjoy! Bon Voyage! [Read more…]

Lunch AND Dinner Review: The Edison in Disney Springs

IT’S TIME to step inside… THE EDISON.

Officially announced in May of 2015 (and rumored long before that), The Edison’s Disney Springs debut has been a long time coming. Of all the dining additions that have come to Disney World’s shopping, dining and entertainment district since the beginning of the enormous expansion of the area formerly known as Downtown Disney, The Edison was — from the start — one of the most highly anticipated of the new offerings. (Originally slated to open in 2016, it has also been one of the most long delayed.)

After all, with the passing of Pleasure Island, options for adult nightlife in Disney Springs have been pretty much non-existent, even with all the terrific new places to dine. But the announcement of The Edison — inspired by its sister location in Los Angeles and a collaboration between Patina Restaurant Group and Kinetescape’s Andrew Meieran — brought the promise of a space geared towards adults, offering classic American food, craft cocktails, and live late night entertainment including cabaret, music, and palm reading in a lavish, “Industrial Gothic” setting.

And, what, exactly, does that mean? Well, we showed you much of that in our First Look at The Edison.

The Edison

The Edison

But now that we’re back with our full review of both Lunch AND Dinner, it’s time to take a closer look…

Atmosphere

Approaching The Edison, you are entering a building that once served as a power plant providing electricity to Disney Springs during its earliest days as a growing town (according to the backstory).

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News! Mickey’s Fun Wheel from Cove Bar Now Available at Alfresco Tasting Terrace!

When DCA’s Cove Bar closed on January 8 as part of Paradise Pier’s transition to Pixar Pier, fans of the bar’s innovative (and beautiful) drinks (including the fun secret menu!) lamented the loss of this popular spot. What would become of their technicolor concoctions?

Well, now we know that at least one of Cove Bar’s fan favorites has found a new home! The Fun Wheel is now available at Alfresco Tasting Terrace!
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2018 Disney Dining Plan Restaurants List

Last June when Walt Disney World announced updates to the 2018 Disney Dining Plan, many guests were thrilled to discover that beginning this year, all three plans include Specialty and Alcoholic Drinks! This means that diners can order delicious milkshakes, fruity smoothies, and tasty adult beverages without having to pay out of pocket.

Southern Sangria and Not Everyone's Margarita

Southern Sangria and Not Everyone’s Margarita

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FULL Review!! Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant in Disney Springs

Looking for a little hideaway? Then Enzo’s your guy…

Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant is now officially open in Disney World’s Disney Springs, and we have a full review for you today.

Together with Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Pizza Ponte, Enzo’s Hideaway is the lounge option (which also offers full table service) within this trio of new Italian restaurants in Disney Springs. Like Maria & Enzo’s, the Hideaway is headed by Chef Theo Schoenegger. But the Tunnel Bar puts forth its own spin on Italian cuisine inspired by apertivo bars in Rome.

When you step inside Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar, you’re entering a speakeasy in what are said to have once been rum-running tunnels with the story also inspired by the true Florida history of rum-running. (Hence, the Prohibition-era cocktails you’ll spot on the menu.)

Between this and Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, it’s clear that Enzo is one busy guy.

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant sign

Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant sign

Let’s see what he’s been up to.

Atmosphere

So, who exactly is Enzo? He is Maria’s husband, and together this immigrant couple from Italy ran a bakery in what was formerly the Air Terminal for Disney Springs. When the air terminal closed, they made a name for themselves in the town by opening up Pizza Ponte. [Read more…]