Disney Stuffs You NEED!

Christmas is coming! And your Disney fan wants some Disney loot! So even though we’re in the business of Disney food, you know we can not resist Disney gear. We just can’t. We don’t even bother to try. (Just take my money!)

So here are some holiday Disney gift ideas… for your friends, your family, and yourself…that we just LOVED!

 Seriously. Your table needs this. It’s a Tabletop Christmas Tree covered in four tiers of Disney characters! Fifty of ‘em! And it lights up (as it should!).
tabletop tree
Our favorite part is Cinderella Castle on top. How iconic is that?

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EVERYTHING ON THE MENU REVIEW: Choza de Margarita IS OPEN in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion!

Wow, are we EVER glad to say “Welcome!” to Choza de Margarita — here at long last!!!

Choza de Margarita (originally announced as Choza Tequila) is the brand new outdoor margarita bar opening TODAY right next to Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion. Once upon a time, we could all pick up a margarita — or two ;) — at the small, thatched roof Mexico Margarita Stand during a World Showcase stroll. But when the neighboring Norway Pavilion expanded to add new Frozen-themed attractions, we were saddened to learn that the humble little kiosk would be closed to accommodate construction in that area.

The operative word in that sentence, of course, is “WERE.”

Because CHOZA IS OPEN!!!

Choza de Margarita sign

Choza de Margarita sign

Atmosphere

Choza de Margarita is located directly adjacent to the Pavilion’s pyramid. And its design details are fitting to its location. If you remember the ol’ Margarita Stand, then you’ll recall the little thatched roof placed atop a kiosk that held just a couple of Cast Members at any given time.

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News! Dates Announced for the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

HOORAY!! The dates for the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival have been announced! Mark your calendars for February 28 – May 28, 2018*, when the Festival will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary throughout the 90 days of the Festival!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

That’s the time you can expect to be enjoying Disney Character Topiaries all around Epcot, the Garden Rocks Concert Series (with Dining Packages for the Series returning for 2018), Garden Tours and other activities dedicated to gardening for all those Green Thumbs — and aspiring Green Thumbs — out there!

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REVIEW: All the Treats at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! (Plus Exclusive Merchandise!)

Ho, ho, ho, it’s here! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is here! And I went on the very first night so I could give you the scoop on all the holiday bites and sips!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

The Magic Kingdom was bedecked in her absolute finest, Cinderella Castle was positively glowing, and there was more than enough merriment to go around!

Holiday Decorations on Main Street, USA!

Holiday Decorations on Main Street, USA!

Let’s party!

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First Look! New 2017 Contemporary Resort Cinderella Castle Gingerbread Display and Treat Review

It’s time to trade Pumpkin Spice for GINGERBREAD at Walt Disney World for the Holiday Season!

2017 Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display

2017 Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display

The Pastry Chefs are putting the final touches on the brand new 2017 Gingerbread Display at the Contemporary Resort. [Read more…]

News! MENUS for the Holiday Kitchens at the 2017 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays!

In case you had any doubt, the Disney Holiday Season is ON! We spent yesterday at the soft opening for the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure on the west coast. But today, the elves on the east coast are getting ready for the celebration, too… because the MENUS are up for the Holiday Kitchens coming to the 2017 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays kicking off on November 19th!

Epcot Christmas Tree

Epcot Christmas Tree

Check out the FULL MENUS for the Holiday Kitchens Coming to the Epcot Festival of the Holidays HERE!

This year, the twelve Holiday Kitchens announced so far will be found around World Showcase and beyond.

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News: 2017 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Eats!

TOMORROW is the very first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for the 2017 Holiday Season at Magic Kingdom!

Cinderella Castle all lit up during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

Cinderella Castle all lit up during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

Packed with special entertainment, festive character greetings, the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, the Holiday Wishes Fireworks Spectacular, access to Magic Kingdom attractions, and all sorts of yuletide treats and cheer, this extra ticketed event runs on select nights through December 22, 2017. (Check out all the details — from dates to pricing — here!)

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The ‘DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2017′ E-book is HERE!

The holidays have officially started at Disney World! Here at the DFB we’re kicking off the holiday season with the launch of the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2017 e-Book!

You can get your copy of this fully-updated guide today for 20% off the purchase price when you use promo code CANDYCANE at check-out!

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We’ve been busy updating all the latest holiday tips and brand new info you NEED to know before you head to Walt Disney World for the holiday season. The guide is full of more than 400 pages of information including new events and holiday happenings, 400 full-color photos, an FAQ section, and much more.

The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2017 includes:

  • A full What’s New!! chapter for the 2017 Holiday Season
  • A full Monthly Schedule of Events for the Holiday Season
  • How to avoid the crowds on Disney World’s busiest days (and when Disney World closes their parks due to capacity!)
  • ALL of the events, activities, and holiday additions in Walt Disney World. ALL. OF. THEM.
  • And of course we’ll tell you where to eat! ;-D
  • A fully comprehensive holiday dining section with listings of holiday snacks, treats, meals, and menu items offered this year — from popcorn kiosks all the way to Signature Restaurants.
  • A chapter on where to dine with no advance dining reservations.
  • A chapter on the 10 must-eat snacks this holiday season.
  • Comprehensive listings — with color photos! — of Disney Resort holiday decor and gingerbread displays
  • Our recommendations on ways to SAVE while you’re in Disney World this holiday season.
  • Scavenger Hunts for every theme park
  • A Preview of the 2018 Holidays in Disney World
  • New and updated crawls and touring strategies
  • Updated Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party event and dining information
  • And more!

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News and Review: Cookies and Cream Churros (!!!) at Tortuga Tavern in the Magic Kingdom

Churros! Cookies and Cream! Chocolate Sauce! 

Now that we have your attention, we really think you need to know that Tortuga Tavern in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland is now serving Cookies ‘n Cream Churros!

Tortuga Tavern is a seasonally open spot, but even with a limited run — and, quite often, a limited menu — they can still churn out some surprises. Now that Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe has taken over the Mexican food offerings that used to be available at Tortuga Tavern before its brief turn as a BBQ spot, the Tavern now features selections like Turkey Legs and Hot Dogs, which you can also find at other locations in the park.

But the Cookies ‘n Cream Churros? These are all-new, and can only be found at Tortuga Tavern!

Tortuga Tavern Menu

Tortuga Tavern Menu

That’s right! Tortuga Tavern has traded Cookies ‘n Cream Gelato for Cookies ‘n Cream Churros!

Your serving of warm, chocolatey, churro goodness is actually a plate of eight mini churros (similar in serving style to the Churros you’ll find at Pecos Bill’s). They come with a pre-packaged container of chocolate sauce, in case you need even more chocolate.

Cookies and Cream Churros

Cookies and Cream Churros

Which, of course, YOU TOTALLY DO.

The cream comes in the center of the churro bites, and it makes them a bit more dense in the center than your typical Churro. But the chocolate and cream flavor is terrific (straight up Oreo, really), and the outside texture still offers that slightly crunchy churro crisp.

Cookies and Cream Churro Close Up

Cookies and Cream Churro Close Up

We aren’t sure how long guests can expect to see these on the menu, since the one thing constant at Tortuga Tavern is change. But — just like the other parks — Magic Kingdom is getting ready for the Holiday crowds, so hopefully these will stick around for the duration of the season!

What’s your favorite iteration of the Churro? Tell us about it so we can crave them even more than usual! 

News: FOOD for the Flurry of FUN Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If you joined us yesterday, you know that Disney’s Hollywood Studios is already gearing up for the holidays!

Holiday Gertie at Hollywood Studios!

Holiday Gertie at Hollywood Studios!

The Studios has all sorts of festive fun in store this season, and it’s going to be a Flurry of FUN! The new Sunset Season’s Greetings will bring snow, moving billboards, and holiday projections to the Hollywood Tower Hotel on Sunset Boulevard, and we’re getting ready to welcome back the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Nighttime Spectacular, too, all kicking off November 9th!

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