Review: Jalapeno Poppers and Sides at ABC Commissary in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Today, we’re in search of a few supporting actor dishes at ABC Commissary in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

This spot is pretty easy to overlook if you’re just wandering through DHS. It’s located along a walkway that appears to house buildings for the studio backlot.

In other words, it looks like a bunch of offices and a cafeteria. Except it’s not. But it kinda is, since it was themed after…a bunch of offices and a cafeteria. ;-) And besides, with not much of a backlot left these days, this area really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense anymore.

While I’ve never been all that excited about the food here, you can find some solid choices for lunch and dinner. Also, it’s worth noting that, while lunch is your garden variety Disney counter service concept, dinner switches over to a fast casual service model.

That means for the midday meal, you order your food and collect it at the kitchen counter. But for dinner, you order, take a pager, find a seat, and your meal finds you.

It’s dinner that we’re taking a closer look at today, as we explore some of your options for sides and appetizers — and Disney Dining Plan snack credits! — when you dine at ABC Commissary for Dinner. Let’s take a look.

Dinner Appetizers and Sides

While the lunch menu at ABC Commissary offers fairly straight forward fast food (think burgers, sandwiches, nuggets, and salads), dinner is a slightly more refined experience — at least in terms of some of the menu offerings.

Ordering stations at ABC Commissary

Ordering stations at ABC Commissary

There is some overlap. You’ll find the barbecued chicken and ribs combo platter on both the lunch and dinner menu as well as the Mediterranean salad. But dishes like the Chimichurri sirloin steak and the seared lemon pepper salmon are solely the domain of the evening meal. And it’s a few of the sides that are offered with these dishes that we want to explore.

Menu -- Click to Enlarge

Menu — Click to Enlarge

We also noticed on our most recent visit that the spot is offering a few appetizers. [Read more…]

News: Kungaloosh and Other Pleasure Island Beverages Coming to Disney Springs

“An Adventurer’s Life is Best!”

If you’re among the legions who deeply miss the Adventurer’s Club, you will soon have a way to get a taste of it back. Wdwnt.com reports that Dockside Margaritas — located in the Marketplace of Disney Springs — will soon be serving a few signature drinks from the Pleasure Island days… and we were able to confirm this news directly with Dockside Margaritas!

Look for back-in-the-day drinks to include the Adventurer’s Club Kungaloosh and the non-alcoholic Emil’s Strawberry Colada.

You can also look for other Pleasure Island club drinks to be featured on a rotating weekly basis, including the Bell Bottom, Techn-O, and Thriller from 8-Trax, Hoopla from Mannequins, and Punch Line from Comedy Warehouse, among others. (And if the Leisure Suit comes back, I’m moving in.)

Leisure Suite Drink Recipe

Leisure Suite Drink Recipe

Even better, these specialty drinks may be featured with a $9 price tag as part of a #ThrowbackThursday promo (non-alcoholic options will be priced at $5) from June 29th through September 28th.

Dockside Margaritas at Disney Springs Marketplace

Dockside Margaritas at Disney Springs Marketplace

You may also see the drinks available on other days of the week… just not with the Thursdays-only $9 price tag. In fact, the Bartender we spoke with believes that the beverages maaaay appear at Dockside Margaritas as early as this weekend (though she could not confirm 100%). We do know for certain, though, that they will be appearing for sure by Thursday, June 29th, as confirmed by the @disneysprings Twitter account.

@DisneySprings Twitter

@DisneySprings Twitter

In any case, they’re on the way! [Read more…]

News: The Gone Mad Party with Fireworks Viewing is back at the Grand Floridian Resort

“We’re all mad here…”

But where, exactly is “here,” you ask? Why, it’s just outside Gasparilla Island Grill at the Grand Floridian Resort, which has brought back the Gone Mad Party on Wednesdays during the month of June!

Gone Mad Party sign

Gone Mad Party sign

This Alice in Wonderland-themed shindig made its limited-run debut in 2016, and its return gives guests the opportunity to view the new Happily Ever After Fireworks Spectacular from the Grill’s outdoor seating area from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. [Read more…]

New DFB Video: New Menu at Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a fun little hot spot for new menu options in Disney World.

Whether it’s a favorite of yours, or you’re hearing about it for the first time, you’ve gotta be intrigued at this point. ;-) So check out our latest DFB Video highlighting some awesome finds at Min and Bill’s!

Min & Bill's Loaded Chili Cheese Nachos

Min & Bill’s Loaded Chili Cheese Nachos

The menu is always changing here, but one thing’s for sure — we always find something tempting! While we haven’t seen any of the amazing seasonal milkshakes they’ve been known for lately, their Vanilla, Chocolate, and Kahlua versions are still worth your time. And who can resist a Foot Long Hot Dog with Pulled Pork on top? Meat + More Meat FTW. [Read more…]

News: Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party with Fireworks Viewing Coming to Epcot

Starting July 17th, a brand new Fireworks Dessert Party is coming to Epcot. Replacing the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party (its last date is listed for July 14th) will be the Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party, themed to — of course — the Frozen film and Frozen Ever After attraction in the Norway Pavilion.

Frozen Ever After Entrance

Frozen Ever After Entrance

Held on select evenings, the experience will begin at World Showcase Plaza East one hour prior to IllumiNations, where guests will enjoy desserts, drinks, and views of Epcot’s nighttime spectacular, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, followed by a ride on the Frozen Ever After attraction. [Read more…]

News: Fireworks Dessert Parties Open for Booking for Mickey’s Halloween and Christmas Parties

If you have ever attended Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, then you know that Mickey loves to treat all his guests to a larger-than-life Fireworks Spectacular as part of the evening’s events!

Holiday Wishes

Holiday Wishes

With the return of both parties will be the return of the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party and the Holiday Wishes Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant.

Both parties offer guests the chance to view party fireworks from Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant and enjoy a buffet full of themed desserts and specialty drinks. Here are the details on each: [Read more…]

Father’s Day Sale: Save 30% Off Everything in the DFB Store!

Happy Father’s Day to all of you special guys out there! We love the guys in our lives — including uncles, grandfathers, big brothers, stepparents, and godfathers, and anyone who takes the time to be a father figure to those around him.

And who doesn’t want to give Dad the best gift ever: a superbly planned trip to Disney World where he gets to eat all the best food and drink all the best drinks?!? We’ve got a great deal today to help you make that happen!

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Our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, our original Guide, is newly updated for 2017-2018 and covers it all! We take you to every park, every resort, and every single restaurant, lounge, and kiosk as we share with you our latest reviews, tips, advice, and photos of all the food you can enjoy across Walt Disney World.

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And when you pre-order our 2017 DFB Guide to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival or our 2017 DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays, you’ll get our 2016 versions for FREE as immediate downloads (and we’ll send you the 2017 versions the moment they’re published!) That’s like getting two books for the price of one — with 30% off on top of that! This offer is good when you purchase any bundle that includes the books as well.

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As always, we thank you for your support of the Disney Food Blog! We couldn’t do this without all of you! And Happy Father’s Day to ALL of you awesome dads out there!

It’s Summer! Sign Up for the DFB Newsletter to See All the Latest Disney Eats First!

So, we’re pretty much running around like crazy people with all of the killer snacks and souvenir stuff coming out of Disney World and Disneyland lately.

There were near riots over the Beauty and the Beast Rose Tumbler a few months back. And we’re loving the Pirates Skull Mug — with Dole Whip of course.

Aloha Isle Souvenir Skull Mug Dole Whip Float 3 copy

Dole Whip Floats + Skulls. YAAAAAASSSSS.

 

But that’s not all. There are also some outrageously fantastic themed foods, like doughnuts that give you super powers in Disneyland. (That’s right, right? Like I didn’t miss something there, I’m pretty sure.)
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New DFB Video: Ultimate Disney Funnel Cakes in Disneyland and Walt Disney World!

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re getting down to the serious business of Funnel Cakes!

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But not just any funnel cakes…we’re talking Disney Funnel Cakes!!

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News: Mobile Order On the Way to Five Magic Kingdom Counter Service Restaurants

If you’ve been following along on any of our trips to Pandora — The World of AVATAR, the newest land in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, then you are already familiar with the new Satu’li Canteen.

Along with an entirely new array of eats for Animal Kingdom guests, something else made its debut at Satu’li Canteen: the Mobile Order process, available via the My Disney Experience app(you can visit our Mobile Order Page here). Mobile Order enables guests to pre-order and pre-pay for their food at specific Counter Service locations, allowing them to bypass the ordering lines in the restaurant and pick up their food directly from a designated counter.

Sign directing to Regular and Mobile Order

Sign directing to Regular Lines and Mobile Order Pick Up

And now, Mobile Order is on its way to select Magic Kingdom restaurants! According to wdwmagic.com, five Magic Kingdom Counter Service locations will begin to utilize Mobile Order this summer. Look for Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, Pinocchio Village Haus, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe, and Columbia Harbour House to pop up on the list of locations you will be able to select soon. [Read more…]