Photos of La Hacienda de San Angel

Here are a few recent photos of La Hacienda de San Angel with no tarps!

New Mexico Pavilion Landscape

View from the Lagoon

Hacienda de San Angel

Outdoor Lagoon Seating

Hacienda de San Angel Outdoor Seating Area

La Cantina

Cantina Seating

Fore more details on La Hacienda de San Angel, including menus, see our Hacienda de San Angel page!

Thanks to Global Disney Pinvestigation for the photos.

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Hacienda de San Angel Interior Concept Art

WDW Magic put up three new concept art images for the interior of Mexico’s upcoming La Hacienda de San Angel!

Here’s one of them, showcasing the floor-to-ceiling windows from which guests will be able to watch Illuminations!

Sounds like Hacienda might be opening on September 15th. I wait anxiously!

Head over to WDW Magic to see the rest!

Disneyland’s Treat of the Month: Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Mickey Cookie

Disneyland’s bakeries are tempting me yet again with September’s Treat of the Month!

Disneyland's Treat of the Month -- Peanut Butter Mickey Cookie Dipped in Chocolate

This Giant Mickey Mouse Peanut Butter Cookie is dipped in chocolate, then drizzled with even more chocolate! Get one of your very own during the month of September for $4.95 at select candy locations including Marceline’s Confectionery, Candy Palace and more.

Snag a Sweet Halloween Treat, Starting Tomorrow!

Disney’s unveiling a fun Jack-o-Lantern themed caramel apple for the Halloween season!

Keep watch for this Mickey Pumpkin Apple, which will start showing up on Disney candy store shelves tomorrow, September 1st! You should be able to purchase them through October 31st!

Regularly $8.95, word is that Annual Passholders should be able to get this sweet treat for $6.95, plus tax. (Offer subject to change without notice.)

Find these at Marceline’s Confectionery and Candy Palace in Disneyland, and at select locations in Walt Disney World!

Kona Cafe Menu Changes “Imminent”

We’ll be reporting on lots of menu changes this week! These are brought to us by Disney Every Day‘s Amanda Tinney, who recently visited Disney’s Polynesian Resort’s Kona Cafe.

The Classic Kona Cone Isn't Going Anywhere

Hiya Disney Foodie Fans! Sometimes chatting up your server at a Walt Disney World Restaurant will elicit golden nuggets of information that you can share with your fellow Disneyphile Friends. This week, my daughter and I were having dinner at Kona Cafe in the Polynesian Resort. Sushi, of course…followed up with some dessert. My daughter ordered the “most requested” dessert at the Kona Cafe, the Kona Kone! I opted for the “healthier” choice and ordered the Chocolate Fondue.

My Chocolate Fondue with macaroons, lace cookies, pineapple, strawberries and kiwi

I noticed that our server had a “10 Years of Service” Pin on her name badge and started chatting with her. It was around 5:30 pm when we were first seated and the restaurant was only about half full, so our server had time to talk. I told her that I had tried to make an ADR for the evening and was told by Disney Dining that the Cafe was completely booked until 9:00 pm. From the looks of it…some people had failed to show up for their ADR. Our server told us that it is normal for 45 to 50% of ADR’s to be “no-shows” on any given day!!! Proof that sometimes a “walk-up” is the only way to go.

Our server went on to tell us that there were going to be some changes coming soon to the Kona Cafe Dinner Menu. One change that has already been made involves [Read more…]

Lunching Pad Hot Dogs Undergo Another Change

Remember the new hot dog menu that debuted earlier this month in Tomorrowland? Well, the sign guys have been busy again, and the menu’s been updated already. Looks like the Rueben dog has been pitched to the curb and we’re left with Taco and Philly Cheese Steak dogs.

Lunching Pad Hot Dog Menu Circa August 27, 2010

Thanks to reader Evan D., who took time out of his WDW trip to send this photo my way today!

Trail’s End Lunch Goes From Buffet to a la Carte

Everyone’s favorite inexpensive buffet is making a change. Starting Sunday, August 27th, 2010, Fort Wilderness’ Trail’s End Restaurant will be serving a la Carte items for lunch instead of a buffet (on a trial basis). Menu items could include chili, fried chicken and waffles, sautéed catfish, grilled pork chop, spicy grilled shrimp and andouille sausage, Wilderness s’mores and a warm sticky bun sundae.

Breakfast and dinner remain buffet-style through the trial period.

Source: WDWMagic

Tables in Wonderland Restaurant Additions

Tables in Wonderland Membership Card

Great news! Disney World’s Tables in Wonderland discount program has added four next restaurants to the list of participating locations!

Big River Grille & Brewing Works at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort; Bongo’s Cuban Cafe at Downtown Disney West Side; Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney Pleasure Island; and Via Napoli in Epcot’s World Showcase are newly accepting the Tables in Wonderland discount card!

For more information and a list of all participating restaurants, see our Tables in Wonderland reference page.

2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations Booking Info

Finally! Booking information for the low-cost seminars and demonstrations at the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival are available.

Registration begins Wednesday, August 25, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern for Disney Vacation Club members, Tables in Wonderland members, and Annual Passholders. Discounted prices apply.

Registration begins Friday, August 27, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern for the general public.

Click here to get details on your dates and to register.

For more information about the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, see our Epcot Food and Wine Festival index page.

Thanks to Werner Weiss of Yesterland for the info!

Chef Mickey’s Limited Edition Character Lunch Information

More Chef Mickey’s availability has just opened up! From now though August 28th, and September 19th-October 2nd, you can book Chef Mickey’s for lunch from 12:30pm-2:30pm.

Cost is $28.75 for adults and $15.97 for kids ages 3-9. Kids under 3 eat free.

Call 407-WDW-Dine or go to to book.