News: Food and Beverages — Including Dole Whip! — Allowed Into the Enchanted Tiki Room Attraction in Disney World

Sing with me now!

“Welcome to our tropical hideaway

You lucky people, you!

If we weren’t in the show starting right away,

We’d be EATING DOLE WHIPS with you!”

What’s that you say? You can only bring your Dole Whip from the Tiki Juice Bar into the Enchanted Tiki Room attraction in Disneyland?

Dole Whip Float

Dole Whip Float

Not anymore! Disney World guests are now allowed to bring their Dole Whips from Aloha Isle into the neighboring Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room to enjoy while listening to all the birdies sing. [Read more…]

Confirmed: Wine Bar George by George Miliotes Coming to Disney Springs in Fall 2017

At long last… Wine Bar George has been confirmed as coming to Disney Springs!

Sign at Party for the Senses

Sign at Party for the Senses

Headed by Master Sommelier George Miliotes (you may be familiar with him from the earliest days of California Grill), this spot will be located across from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar and next to Raglan Road’s Hole in the Wall. George Milioties is one of only 230 Master Sommeliers in the world.  [Read more…]

News! Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug Has Arrived at Trader Sam’s in Disney World

UPDATE: From our discussions with cast members and feedback from readers, it seems that the Tiki mugs are sold out and won’t be returning. But be sure to call the Polynesian directly to double check if you’re in dire need of a mug.


Why? Because they’ve materialized at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto located in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World!

Just a few days ago we discovered that the Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug that was a sell-out hit at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland would be coming to the bar’s Grog Grotto counterpart on the east coast… only we (and the Skippers) didn’t know when.

Well, our reader Daniel S. let us know that the Tiki Mugs have just arrived at the Grog Grotto… and indeed, this picture on Instagram showed up on the @tradersams Instagram Account.

@tradersams on Instagram

@tradersams on Instagram

Details surrounding the purchasing of the mugs were also included in the post. [Read more…]

News: Earl of Sandwich Introduces New Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich

The Earl of Sandwich has something new up their sleeve, and we can’t wait to try it! Check out the Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich!

© Earl of Sandwich

© Earl of Sandwich

I’m especially psyched because a similar sammy used to be on the menu at Contempo Cafe, and I looooved it. There’s also an awesome Brie and Apple baguette sandwich over at Les Halles in Epcot’s France!  [Read more…]

News: Changes to The Chew’s Taping Schedule in Epcot Due to Hurricane Matthew

If you’ve been following all the news and updates for the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, then you’re likely well aware that ABC’s daytime cooking show, The Chew, is taping shows at Epcot during the Festival for the second year in a row. Due to Hurricane Matthew, however, the original taping schedule has been altered.

The Cast of The Chew

The Cast of The Chew

Tapings were originally scheduled for two shows on Wednesday, October 5th, two on Thursday, October 6th, and one on Friday, October 7th for a total of five shows set to air next week. But according to the Orlando Sentinel, tapings have been moved up to avoid the arrival of storms anticipated for later this week.

Two shows were instead taped yesterday, and this afternoon, a third show will be added at 5:15 pm. (The original taping times for today, 9:40 am and 1:40 pm, have and are moving forward as scheduled). The Thursday and Friday tapings have been cancelled.

Guests who were ticket holders for the original tapings have been notified via email. Yesterday’s tapings were moved to a first-come, first-served basis, so it is likely that the same scenario will take place during this afternoon’s additional 5:15 pm show.

Remembering Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Well, we had hoped against hope that it wouldn’t happen… but it has.

Last week, we said goodbye to the Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

In order to make way for the construction of the future Star Wars and Toy Story Lands, the closure of the Streets of America section of the park began in April, resulting in the removal of several eateries in the area like Studio Catering Co., High Octane Refreshments, and Herbie’s Drive-In. The beloved little Writer’s Stop, however, escaped the first round of closures.

It wasn’t without a change of its own, though. In April, Writer’s Stop began operating as a de facto lounge for guests awaiting their Advance Dining Reservation for the neighboring Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant instead of as the pastry, coffee, and book store it was best known as over the years.

Writer's Stop

Writer’s Stop

Through the changes, the Writer’s Stop was a small corner of peaceful respite during a very busy park day. (Since the Streets of America section of the park was an assemblage of building false fronts and film sets, many guests would pass right on by Writer’s Stop, assuming it was more of the same.) [Read more…]

New Video! The Best of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Now on the DFB YouTube Channel!

I am so excited about our latest Disney Food Blog project — the NEW Disney Food Blog YouTube Channel! If you love being in the theme parks and eating ALL the food, then you aren’t going to want to miss it.


Today, I’m super psyched to share that we’ve posted our very first video!

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Subscribe to the NEW Disney Food Blog YouTube Channel!

Let’s just all agree right now that there’s pretty much nothing better than a trip to Disney.

Halloween Decorations in Magic Kingdom

Halloween Decorations in Magic Kingdom!

Unfortunately though, we all know you can’t always just drop everything to head to the Happiest Place on Earth. So we’re offering the next best thing — a brand new YouTube Channel hosted by Disney Food Blog!


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News: Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug in Disney World and Disneyland

We had an absolute blast at the Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto event at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort this week!

And are looking forward to sharing all the details about this new Special Event for the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival in a review here soon.

But there was one thing from the event we simply couldn’t wait to share. We got a glimpse of the Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug that’s on the way to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto!

In case you missed the hype, the Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug has already come to — and gone from — Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland. The mug sold out completely on its very first day (to the tune of two-hour wait times for Disneyland guests). And you can see why… it’s Completely. Freakin’. Incredible.

Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug

Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug

According to sources, it will be restocked in Disneyland’s Trader Sam’s, but not until “closer to Halloween.” [Read more…]

It’s HERE! Get your DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2017 e-Book (with a discount)!

We’re celebrating the grand launch of the 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining! This valuable resource is fully updated for 2017 Disney vacations, and is now available for purchase and download to help you make the most of your dining plans while in Disney World. To celebrate releasing this guide a full four months earlier than usual (because SO MUCH IS HAPPENING IN DISNEY WORLD RIGHT NOW!!), and to say thank you to all of our loyal DFB readers, we’re offering you a discount code before prices go up in the new year.


Just use code SAVE2017 at checkout!

Why Publish Early, You Ask?

Because it’s crazy, but true — EVERYTHING is different at Disney World this year. So many new restaurants, kiosks, bars and lounges, menu items have come online. We were go go go just trying to cover it all for our Disney World food lovers out there!


So I decided we couldn’t wait, and we HAD to release our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, 2017 Edition earlier than ever before. So we’ve been working our tails off all summer to get this awesome 600-page guide ready for YOU!

You can order your copy today for 20% off the cover price. Use code SAVE2017! And don’t forget to check out our Money-Saving Bundles — More Stuff for Less Dough! 

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(Pssst — These are 100% backed by a MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE for any reason at all! So you’re safe to buy!) 

The 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining is chock full of tons of great features to ensure you have your best Disney trip, every time. These include:

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