News: Walt Disney World Food Coming to London in a “Magical Foodie Experience”

With the recent Walt Disney World Facebook announcement of a Disney food experience coming to London, United Kingdom residents chimed in on their favorite Walt Disney World eats and treats.

We don’t know if this is just an update or an extension of the Disney Cafe at Harrod’s, or if this will be a completely new experience.

While Disney has only hinted at this new “experience” on their Facebook page (see the caption below), we will keep our readers updated with any future news. ;)

Disney Foodie Experience in London

Disney Foodie Experience in London

Among the favorites mentioned in comments on the page — Mickey Ice Cream Bars and Dole Whips!

Mickey Ice Cream Bar

Mickey Ice Cream Bar

Dole Whip Float at Aloha Isle

Dole Whip Float at Aloha Isle

We’ll keep an eye out for further details. Londoners, please let us know if you hear any more information about a restaurant, event, or other experience involving Disney food from Walt Disney World. Need a dose of Mickey now? Visit the Disney Cafe at Harrod’s.

UK friends, it’s YOUR turn to tell us what foods from WDW you’d like to see in London.

New! DFB Podcast Episode 22: Food and Wine 2015 Preview!

We’re back! For those of you who missed listening to the DFB Podcasts, we are are happy to announce the 22nd episode of the DFB Podcast!

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We’ve been MIA for awhile, but we are so excited to be back in action! You’ll have to listen to this edition to hear about our whereabouts, but we are actively working on new ways to make sure we can record the podcast more often.

What’s It About?

There have been some major Disney announcements lately (Star Wars, anyone?) along with some 2015 Epcot Food and Wine news, so we had plenty to cover!

In the 22nd episode AJ and Brad apologize for being bad podcast friends, and cover the recent announcements of Skipper Canteen, Star Wars Land(s), and our favorite Food and Wine activities.

Here’s the Podcast page for Episode 22. And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast via RSS or on iTunes!

Thanks for listening! Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and leave your comments below!

Two Weeks ‘Til the Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Let’s Celebrate!

It will be here before you know it! We are just TWO WEEKS away from the start of the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival — craziness! But it’s not too late for you to take advantage of some special savings on the DFB Guides!

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We have so much fun providing you with all there is to know about Disney Food. Because there’s one thing we’re passionate about: making sure that you enjoy the best Disney trip ever, every time.

And that’s especially important when it’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival time. With so much to do, see, eat, and drink, it can be hard to keep it all straight! And that’s where we come in. :-)

So as we continue celebrating with a month of savings, we are happy to bring you special deals on some of our most popular DFB Guides and Bundles.

DFB Guide to the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The DFB Guide to the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival was written to give you everything you need to know about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival in one handy volume — and we mean EVERYTHING!

With more than 240 pages and tons of bonus items, it offers all of the information that you need to make the most of your Festival visit. Learn more about the DFB Guide to the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival here.

Food and Wine Guide Cover 2015

And during our Countdown to the Festival Sale, we’re offering this popular DFB Guide for $3 off! Just use code COUNTDOWN at checkout to save on this important DFB Guide.

This guide includes customized bonus items that surpass any other Food & Wine Festival coverage that’s out there. These include:

  • A full, daily schedule of events for every day of the festival — this is the only place you’ll find this schedule anywhere!
  • A printable World Showcase Booth Menu Checklist that you can use to plan, and easily bring with you to the festival
  • Themed World Showcase booth crawls, including “Fun Eats for the Kids,” the “Comfort Food Crawl,” the “Heat Seekers Crawl,” and so many more!
  • Food and Wine Festival customized Touring Strategies for One Day visits, Budget-Conscious visits, and even one to celebrate the TV Show The Chew!
  • A chapter dedicated to all “New for 2015″ events, menu items, booths
  • Full food, wine, beer, winery, cocktail, and chef indexes, including dates and locations of where you can find your favorites
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival recipes
  • Top tips on how to use MyMagic+ and the Disney Dining Plan at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival
  • And so much more!

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Spotted at Epcot’s Rose and Crown: Crabbie’s Cloudy Lemonade

Ready for some beer that doesn’t really seem like beer but is still super awesome? Let’s go to Epcot!

When you’re wandering around this great-for-food-and-beverage-lovers park, you never know what you’re going to come upon. There’s that great value — and surprisingly hidden — Epcot wine walk, the sweet deal of the cheese plate and wine flight at Weinkeller, that killer cronut, and probably lots more that you might never have known about.

One of my favorite not-so-hidden gems here is the Rose and Crown Beer Stand. I say not-so-hidden because there are several times during the day when you will likely have to change your walking path in order to swerve around the line that builds up here. ;-)

Rose and Crown proper is a great pub and restaurant, and we love stopping in for a pint. But if necessary, you can skip the air con and taking a load off in the pub (thank you, toddler) and instead get your drink to go at the Beer Stand.

Rose and Crown Outside Bar

Rose and Crown Outside Bar

You’ll find the line (make sure you get into the right one) to the left of the check-in area at the restaurant. The walk-up location serves specialty bottled and draft beers.

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News! Ferrytale Wishes Fireworks Dessert Cruises Coming to Magic Kingdom

Looking for a new way to enjoy the Wishes Nighttime Fireworks Spectacular at the Magic Kingdom? Well, here’s a new option for you… how about by boarding a Magic Kingdom Ferryboat to see the show right from the Seven Seas Lagoon?



The brand new Ferrytale Wishes Dessert and Fireworks Cruise will set sail on select nights beginning October 5, 2015, and will feature plenty of treats to cap off your Magic Kingdom night, along with specialty beverages in a glowing glass (such as sparkling wine and a signature punch) and terrific views of Wishes. [Read more…]

New! Disney Introduces the Indigo Tableware Collection

FYI, y’all — Disney has introduced a brand new collection of tableware, and it’s a stunner!

The Indigo Collection marries functionality with cool colors and fun designs for just the right balance between classic and contemporary. Let’s take a look!

Mickey Mouse Icon Indigo Plate

Set a beautiful table with these Mickey Mouse Icon Indigo Plates. They’re ceramic and dishwaser- and microwave-safe, so they’re as practical as they are pretty.

Mickey Mouse Icon Indigo Plate

Mickey Mouse Icon Indigo Plate

Mickey Mouse Icon Indigo Soup Bowl Set

The coordinating Petite Soup Bowls carry the same cool color scheme in patterns that aren’t too matchy matchy. I love the variety in the set of three. [Read more…]

News! Disneyland Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari Breakfast Booking NOW!

As though Jungle Cruise Skippers aren’t busy enough preparing the upcoming Skipper Canteen at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom… they’ll also be helping Disneylanders start their day at the newly announced Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari Breakfast!



Taking place on select dates from September 21 through December 2, 2015, guests can enjoy breakfast on the African veldt of the Jungle Cruise attraction in Disneyland! [Read more…]

News! Morimoto Asia Opens September 30 at Disney Springs

Big nooz! Reports note that Morimoto Asia will open its doors at Downtown Disney (soon to be Disney Springs) on September 30! Reservations may be available via Open Table beginning September 16.

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©Disney @WDWDowntown Twitter

From the beginning, we’ve heard details that Morimoto Asia would feature a full panoply of Asian flavors, with special experiences throughout the soaring space of the restaurant. Today, we’re getting even more detail. [Read more…]

News! Breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a Limited Time

Looking for a brand new way to start your day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

Then you may want to know that Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant will be serving BREAKFAST for a limited run from November 1, 2015, through January 23, 2016!

While the full menu has not yet been published on the Disney World website, a partial list states that offerings will include a

  • Puff Pastry with Scrambled Eggs, Crab, Asparagus, and Gruyere Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes; 
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin on Baby Spinach, with Bacon and Cheddar Custard on a Roasted Tomato and Cheesy Horseradish Potatoes;
  • Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Bacon, Sausage Links, and Breakfast Potatoes; and 
  • Macadamia Crusted Brioche French Toast with Mascarpone and Fresh Berries.

Your meal will also include breakfast pastries and a choice of appetizer, entree, and one non-alcoholic beverage. The price will be $23.99 for adults, $12.99 for children.

While this limited run breakfast is a new offering at Hollywood Studios, we do have some idea of what breakfast is like at Sci-Fi Dine-In, thanks to the Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast (offered only during and around Star Wars Weekends).

Sci-Fi Dine-In Breakfast Details

Sci-Fi Dine-In Breakfast Details

Please note: the picture below is from the Star Wars breakfast experience and not the upcoming meal, but at least you can get an idea about that Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Roasted Tomato! [Read more…]

What’s New Around Walt Disney World: Animal Kingdom Mini Edition

When it comes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom lately, it seems the more things change, the more they… keep on changin’!

We all got pretty excited about the announcements from the D23 Expo about the BIG changes coming to Hollywood Studios, as well as the Skipper Canteen on the way to Magic Kingdom. But Animal Kingdom got a share of the spotlight, too, with further details announced regarding attractions that will be part of the upcoming new land of Pandora — The World of AVATAR, and the Rivers of Light Nighttime Spectacular as well as sunset adventures for Kilimanjaro Safaris on the way.

Good Eats!

Good Eats!

But, as usual, we’re keeping our eye on the small changes, too! Let’s take a walk around Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a mini edition of “What’s New!”


Royal Anandapur Tea Company

Thanks to the excitement over the new Tea Trader’s Cafe by Joffrey’s in Downtown Disney, we know there are more than a few of you tea fans out there! So, you may want to take note of some new offerings at the Royal Anandapur Tea Company

Royal Anandapur Tea Company

Royal Anandapur Tea Company

New and seasonal additions for hot brew choices include Black Currant, Jasmine, Lemon Ginger, Morrocan Mint, Green Dragon Oolong and Honeybell Orange. [Read more…]