News: 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Introduces Two New Booths

We may be busy decking the halls right now, but shortly after the holidays we’ll be dreaming of Spring. And in Walt Disney World, that means one thing — the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! Mark your calendars for March 1-May 29, 2017 — a full 90 days of flowers, food, and fun!

Ahhh, Epcot in the Spring.

Ahhh, Epcot in the Spring.

In its 24th year, the Flower and Garden Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. It’s truly a feast for all of the senses as Epcot introduces new topiaries like Belle and Figment to accompany all of the classics we’ve come to love. And in 2017, there’s even more of an emphasis on edible gardens. [Read more…]

Dole Whip and Dole Whip Floats Now Available at Disneyland Hotel

DOLE. WHIP. ALERT!!!!!!!

OK, there’s tons of Dole Whip news this week, y’all! We just told you about Dole Whips expanding their reach into Disney Springs in Walt Disney World. Now you can fuel your craving at Marketplace Snacks while you shop until you drop.

But an even bigger story is brewing in Disneyland. Dole Whips — and more! — are now available outside of the Parks for the first time that we can remember!

Dole Whip Float -- Up Close

Dole Whip Float Goodness!

I was recently in Disneyland for a super fast visit to check out the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure. But while I was there, I couldn’t pass up the chance to stop by and cover this story first hand. (I was also staying at Disneyland Hotel, so, you know, super easy and whatever. Plus…um…Dole Whips. Like I’d pass that up.) [Read more…]

News: Dole Whip Now Available at Disney Springs Marketplace Snacks

I don’t know about you, but I can NOT get enough Dole Whip!

You know about the main places to get the Disney Cult Classic Snack in the Parks. Find it at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom and Tiki Juice Bar in Disneyland. The other classic spot to enjoy this refreshing treat is Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (and now at the Coffee House in Disneyland Hotel — but more on that later!).

Dole Whip!

Dole Whip!

PLUS, in the past couple of years, Dole Whip — sometimes called Pineapple Soft Serve — has popped up at Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival as well as the Food and Wine Festival. And it seems to be a mainstay on the menu at Disney’s Animal Kingdom these days, too. Find it at Tamu Tamu Refreshments. [Read more…]

New DFB Video: Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in Epcot’s France Pavilion

Today, we’re back with another installment in our new DFB Video Series!

This time, we travel to France — via Epcot, that is — to take a look around one of our favorite counter service spots in all of Walt Disney World: Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie.

Les Halles

Les Halles

You’ll find Les Halles tucked into the very back of the France Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. And believe me, you won’t be disappointed with the trek to get back there. [Read more…]

Spotted: Holiday Turkey Poutine at Disney Springs’ The Daily Poutine

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Are you already stuffed with turkey, or are you looking for a way to get your traditional fix?

Our Dining in Disneyland expert Heather Sievers swapped coasts for a visit East — yep, she’s makin’ the rounds in Walt Disney World this week! And she couldn’t resist the opportunity to stop by Disney Springs and check out all that’s new in that neck of the woods. And of course, that meant checking out a few of the new stops, like The Daily Poutine.

The Daily Poutine

The Daily Poutine

While she was there, Heather found THIS awesomeness: [Read more…]

New Video: Colossal Cinnamon Roll at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We’re all about the larger than life treats and eats here at DFB. And extra points when it’s big enough to share AND Mickey-shaped! And that’s the case with the Colossal Cinnamon Roll.

Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll

Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll

You’ll find this breakfast pastry at both Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery and Creature Comforts in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It’s a no-brainer that it’s a DFB favorite, to be honest. Have you met me? The Cinnamon Roll Love runs deep. [Read more…]

Review: Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! — Plus ALL THE FOOD — at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Happy Happy Holidays, Everyone!

If we weren’t quite feeling the Holiday Spirit yet, that all changed the other night as we took in the very first performance of Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney's Hollywood Studios Christmas Tree

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Christmas Tree

I know, I know. We all dearly miss the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights just as much as you do. Let’s take a moment to reflect. (Somber music playing. Or something.)

Tree Detail

Tree Detail

Ok — is it out of our system? I hope so. Because we have some pretty cool stuff to share with you, starting with a look at some of the awesome decor you can spy around Studios. Let’s head in! [Read more…]

New DFB Video: Tajin Dole Whip Hack in Disneyland

Today, we’re sharing with you one of our favorite Snack Hacks Tajin Dole Whip – via our DFB YouTube Channel!

dfb-video-tajin-dole-whip

When we heard about this one through the Disney grapevine, we asked our Bestie and Dining in Disneyland expert Heather Sievers to investigate. She headed to Disneyland’s Tiki Juice Bar to check out just how this combo of two wonderful things came to be. [Read more…]

Review: Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe at Magic Kingdom

We are heading to one of Walt Disney World’s busiest park counter service locations to see what’s new for lunch — Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.

Located on the edge of Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland near where it transitions to Fantasyland (it’s just to the right of the castle), Cosmic Ray’s is an excellent bet for finding something to please everyone, especially if your party includes members who are less adventurous in their tastes.

But if you do like more interesting fare, don’t be afraid of this intergalactic hotspot! In addition to tried and true favorites like Chicken Nuggets and Bacon Cheeseburgers, you’ll usually find some outta this world (see what I did there?) options as well.

Besides, Cosmic Ray’s is home to one of Disney’s legendary toppings bars. And you KNOW how much I love a good toppings bar.

Wanna see what I’m talking about? Let’s head in.

Atmosphere

Much like the rest of Tomorrowland, Cosmic Ray’s is at once retro and futuristic — although the retro vibe is more 1980s than anything. Purple, teal, and silver will send you searching for your Swatch Watch.

Cosmic Ray's Sign

Cosmic Ray’s Sign

We’ll get to the ordering set up in just a sec, but first, let’s check out the seating. There’s a reason I want you to see this area first — one of the galaxy’s most famous acts takes center stage while you enjoy your meal. [Read more…]