Disney Food Post Round-Up: January 10, 2016

We did it! We made it through the first week of 2016! It’s always a rough transition back into the post-holiday routine but so far this year is looking fantastic! We’ve been live streaming a TON in the parks through our @DisneyFoodBlog Periscope account, so come on over and join us!

Dressed Up Waffle!

Dressed Up Waffle!

If you were running in any of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend events this weekend, we salute you!

And not that we’re counting down or anything but there are about 53 days until the 2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. The fun starts March 2 and we can’t wait to visit the Outdoor Kitchens to check out the springtime eats this year!

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

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Spotted: Disney World “Wish I Was There” Mug

On a recent trip to the River Roost to catch a Yeeha Bob show, I couldn’t resist stopping in Fulton’s General Store (the merchandise shop in Port Orleans – Riverside Resort). For better or for worse, the past year brought on a resurgence of an old mug habit for me, due in no small part to the Resort-specific mugs that popped up around Disney World (like the one for the Contemporary Resort).

Alas, they were all out of the Port Orleans — Riverside mug that I had hoped to pick up, but I did spot this new-to-me mug while I was there.

Mug handle

Mug handle

Rather than being Resort or park-specific, this one does a nice job of showing various aspects of experiences all over the Disney World parks, featuring scrapbook-like images of favorite attractions mixed with beloved characters. For instance, here’s a little something for all you fans of Figment out there. [Read more…]

News: Afternoon Tea Packages Coming to Steakhouse 55 in the Disneyland Hotel

If you are hoping to add a special dining experience to your next trip to the Disneyland Resort, the new Afternoon Tea coming to Steakhouse 55 in the Disneyland Hotel may be just the thing. Beginning January 22nd, Steakhouse 55 will host mid-day tea experiences from Noon to 3 p.m.

Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel

Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel

Guests can choose their experience from three parties:  The Classic Tea Party, the Premium Tea Party, and the Kids’ Tea Party. [Read more…]

Happy New Year! Celebrate with a Special Deal on the DFB Guide 2016 Pre-Order

As we continue the holiday festivities into the weekend, we wanted to take a breather and offer you another great discount on our best, most popular DFB Guide!

We are busy updating our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book for the new year. And there’s no better time to get your copy as we offer this last chance to save with this special offer!

Pre-Order the 2016 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book Today for 50% Off!

Want a big discount on our most popular DFB Guide in time for the new year? Or, you know, just ’cause you want to start planning your 2016 Disney trip TODAY? ;-D

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It’s yours! Pre-Order the 2016 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining today and use promo code HAPPYNEWYEAR for 50% off!

We know that when it comes to your Disney trips, planning ahead is practically essential these days. And if you can save time and money in the process — even better!

And that’s why today, when you pre-order the 2016 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining and enter promo code HAPPYNEWYEAR, you’ll save 50% off of the already low cover price!

But the really cool part? You get two books for the price of one! We’ll deliver the 2015 Guide to you immediately, and email you the 2016 Guide as soon as it is available in January. [Read more…]

Rumor: Major Changes For Toy Story Pizza Planet in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2016

There are just a few days left to enjoy the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which will have its last run on January 3, 2016.

The final year of this well-loved holiday lights display coincides with construction for entire new lands coming to Hollywood Studios. Perhaps you’ve heard of a little film franchise called Star Wars? Yep, its getting a land of its own, along with Toy Story Land on the way as well.

While that’s not exactly “new news” anymore, the fact that Toy Story Pizza Planet is closing for a lengthy refurbishment may come as a surprise to some guests visiting Hollywood Studios in the new year.

According to wdwmagic.com, Pizza Planet will begin a major refurbishment on January 19, 2016, which will last late into the year. And, indeed, no times are available for Pizza Planet starting January 19th on the Walt Disney World website.

Screenshot of Pizza Planet Calendar on the Disney World website

Screenshot of Pizza Planet calendar on the Disney World website

Word on the street has it that when the location reopens (projected for November), it may not reopen as Pizza Planet, but as a new eatery entirely. These rumors certainly make sense, given the future of Toy Story Land. Reopening a new and improved Pizza Planet in the upcoming land could result in a more immersive experience. [Read more…]

The Year in Review: Top Disney Food News Stories of 2015!

2016 is nearly upon us, and so we find ourselves looking back at all that 2015 had to offer. It’s been an exciting time, full of huge announcements about new venues and attractions and lots of progress on previously announced projects. Before we bid goodbye to one year and welcome a new one, let’s review where we’ve been and see a glimpse of what’s to come!

Top Disney Food news Stories of 2015

Star Wars Lands Coming to Both Coasts — And It’s Bringing Lots of Food From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

There was a HUGE disturbance in the Force — the Disney Force, that is — this summer when Disney announced that Star Wars Land would be coming to both Disneyland AND Walt Disney World. The crowds went wild! [Read more…]

News: Burgers (Well, One) Back on the Menu at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

If your holiday wish list included the opportunity to eat a BURGER at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe once more…

… then, BOOM!! Your wish is granted!

Long heralded as a favorite place to grab a burger and fries in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland, Pecos Bill’s caused quite a stir when an all-new menu featuring Mexican fare debuted this past October.

Gone were the familiar Angus Cheeseburger, Veggie Burger, and Barbecue Pork Sandwiches, and suddenly in their place were Burritos, Faijta Platters, and Rice Bowls. (The famous Fixin’s Bar, of course, stayed well in place, though with a spread better suited for the updated fare.)

Though it seems the new menu has been met with more than a few thumbs up, many guests were disappointed to learn that burgers were no longer on the menu.

Pecos Bill's Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Until now, that is! With many thanks to DFB Reader Jenny H. for the heads up, we can report that a brand new burger is now up for grabs at Pecos Bill’s: The Southwest Burger, topped with Pepper Jack cheese. [Read more…]

News: Wine Bar Reportedly Coming to Disney Springs

Today, we’re hearing of another new opening coming soon to Disney Springs.

Downtown Disney Springs Village Marketplace Causeway 2

Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide is reporting that George Miliotes is slated to open a wine bar in the near future at the shopping and entertainment district. [Read more…]

Last Minute Sale: Save 35% on Gifts for your Favorite Disney Fan

We are winding down prep time. Christmas is just a few short days away! And if you still have shopping to do, we want to help you finish up that list — especially when it comes to friends and family who love Disney + Food!

Today, we are offering not one, but TWO special sales designed just for you Last Minute Shoppers! (Don’t worry…I’m right there with ya!) Take a look at these — you’re not gonna wanna miss them!

Take 35% Off of ALL DFB Gift Certificates!

Today, we’ve got the perfect last minute stocking stuffer — 35% off of ALL of our DFB Guide Gift Certificates! Just use code LASTMINUTE at check out!

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With the purchase of a gift certificate, your friend or loved one will receive special codes to easily redeem all of the included DFB Guide e-Books — and they can start their Disney World trip planning immediately! (And no one will know that you saved money while doing it. ;-D ) [Read more…]

DFB 12 Days of Christmas: 35% Off of EVERYTHING in the DFB Store!

Christmas is almost here! And today, we’re offering you one last great DFB Store deal, as we wrap up our celebration of the DFB 12 Days of Christmas!

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It’s the final push to Christmas, and we are still working on getting everything done. I bet you are too! So we are here to help you take care of that last minute shopping list — without killing yourself at overcrowded stores. If you have a Disney Fan to buy for, or you’re just looking for a great deal, then check out today’s offer as we wrap up this special celebration of savings! [Read more…]