News: Great Irish Hooley Returns to Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant

The Sixth Annual Great Irish Hooley will return to Disney Springs with song, dance, and general Celtic merrymaking at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant!

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Mark your calendars, as the Hooley kicks off at 3:00PM on Friday September 1, and runs clean through the weekend, to end late on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.

The Great Irish Hooley live music line-up includes Elevation, a U2 tribute band; the Lisa Canny Band; and the Gary O’Meara Band.

Elevation Lead Singer on stage at Raglan Road

Elevation Lead Singer on stage at Raglan Road

The Hooley will feature a full range of family-friendly entertainment, as the Raglan Road Irish Dancers are on hand to perform throughout each day. There will also be Celtic face painting Saturday through Monday. There’s no cover charge for this event.

Are you headed to the Hooley? Let us know in the comments below.

News: Mickey Mouse ON YOUR COFFEE at Joffrey’s in Disney World!

We’re used to seeing our favorite Disney characters in parades, at meet-and-greets, and at Character Meals.

Mickey Mouse at Garden Grill

Mickey Mouse at Garden Grill

But seeing them ON OUR DRINKS is something new!

Mickey Mouse!!

Mickey Mouse!!

The Joffrey’s Tea Traders Cafe in Disney Springs is where you can find MICKEY MOUSE right on top of your coffee! [Read more…]

News! 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu UPDATES and CHANGES, Plus New FOOD PICS

There is just never a dull moment when it comes to bringing you the latest 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival news. :-D

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Today, we’ve learned that there have been major updates to three of the festival’s Marketplace Booth Menus.

If you’re not familiar with the way that the festival works, the Marketplace Booths are the small kiosks that serve the special food and drink items throughout Epcot during the festival.

For many folks, these booths ARE the festival — and in 2017, you’ll be able to make stops at 35 booths total, to mark the 35th anniversary of Epcot.

So, what’s changing? Let’s take a closer look. And then check out some new FOOD PHOTOS that we’re also sharing!

Mexico

One of the festival’s most popular booths, Mexico has rolled out an entirely updated beverage menu.

Mexico Marketplace Booth

Mexico Marketplace Booth

Previously, they had planned to serve the following: [Read more…]

News: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Eats and Treats

Oh, BOY… If you’re going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year, there are even more extra TREATS than ever before in store for you!!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

In addition to trick-or-treating spots all over Magic Kingdom, extra special snacks will be available for purchase around the park throughout the party.

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!!!! Yeah, we’ll be telling you where you can get your hands on THAT awesomeness VERY soon. First things first, though… a few spooky snacks will be available in the Magic Kingdom ALL DAY, no matter whether you’re attending the Party or not!

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The Main Street Bakery will give the Mickey-shaped Cinnamon Roll a seasonal makeover. [Read more…]

Review: Skagway Sweets Tour, Disney Cruise Line in Alaska

We have something extra special for you today — a little peek into my Alaskan Cruise aboard the Disney Wonder!

The Disney Wonder in Port at Skagway

The Disney Wonder in Port at Skagway

My family and I booked a multigenerational family trip to Alaska on the Disney Wonder last summer (one of my dad’s bucket list items). And I couldn’t resist the chance to share some of what I found.

A Disney Cruise is an amazing experience. The service, ports, and accommodations are simply unparalleled IMO. PLUS — there’s a hefty dose of Disney magic, which always makes an adventure just a little brighter.

If you haven’t had the chance to go, then I hope you do sometime soon! Find out more about them by ordering the free Disney Cruise Line video. I get one whenever they have them available.

But there’s more to cruising than just bein’ on the boat. And when we were in port in Skagway, Alaska, I took a few hours to tour the tiny city in search of goodies! And I found PLENTY!

Rhubarb Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yummy treats in Skagway!

I hope you’re hungry. If you’re not, you probably will be very soon! [Read more…]

NEW!!: Shhh… All Star Movies Resort SECRET MENU in Walt Disney World!!!

Wanna know a secret? Then come with me to World Premiere Food Court at All Star Movies Resort for an AMAZING one!!

The Food Courts at the All Star Resorts — Sports, Music, and Movies (which is the Resort we’re visiting today) — are pretty fun places. Since the All Stars land in the category of Value Resorts, they don’t offer a Table Service restaurant. So that means the Resort Food Courts are extra big and packed with options to feed the huge numbers of guests in these sprawling Resorts.

That said, the menus tend to cater to the masses primarily with safe bets like pizza, hot dogs, and the like. While the All Stars Food Court counterparts — Pop Century’s Everything Pop and the Art of Animation Resort’s Landscape of Flavors — raised the bar in providing some more unique options, the All Star Resort Food Courts… well, let’s just say they’ve never exactly been what you might call a place of intrigue.

Until now… thanks to the arrival of a few SECRET MENU ITEMS at World Premiere Food Court! And seriously, this is pretty darn cool!

World Premiere Food Court

World Premiere Food Court

Our stealth, on-the-scene reporter snuck in to the food court in a trench coat and fedora. [Read more…]

More Cute Disney Food Art! Halloween Edition

Think August is too early for Halloween? Well, not exactly… at least not in Magic Kingdom, where preparations are on for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party which kicks off on August 25th! Disneyland follows suit on September 20th with Mickey’s Halloween Party.

Someone else is getting ready for Halloween, too… our friend Donna Yan, who creates Cute Food Art featuring iconic Disney snacks! And she JUST came out with three prints for the most ghoulish time of the year! Just look at all the details on the Mickey Beignets and Mint Julep — Halloween Version print (Hello, Zero!). That Maleficent krispy treat is epic. And see the spiderweb detail on the Mickey balloon, just like they have in the parks during the Halloween season??

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The Poison Apple Mug with Grapes is full to overflowing with grapes all decked out in their costumes, including a teeny tiny Haunted Mansion Cast Member. [Read more…]

Top Tips for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

It’s nearly here: the Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicks off shortly and we are counting down the days!

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Before long, we’ll all be traipsing about Epcot, noshing on old favorites and new finds.

And with more marketplace booths joining the ranks every year, there is always something to be excited about.

But planning is key, especially as the festival continues to grow. And we’re here to help!

We’ve been around the festival block a time or two, ;-) so I’m happy to share with you some of Disney Food Blog’s Top Tips for making this the best Epcot Food and Wine Festival yet! Let’s dig in!

1. Know Before You Go

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival has become massive, both in terms of timeframe and offerings. Every year, it gets longer, and more booths are introduced. This pretty much guarantees that if you show up expecting to wing it, you’re gonna miss some stuff. So planning has gotta be your starting point.

Spend some time looking at the menus, and determine your must eat and must drink lists. Give special attention to this exercise if you have particular preferences or sensitivities as Disney labels items that are gluten free and vegetarian. (For all of this year’s gluten free offerings, check out our list of GF menu items here.)

Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée at Patagonia

Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée at Patagonia, a Gluten Free Option

Also, give some thought to where you might escape the heat for a bit. Craft Beers, located in The Odyssey, offers a nice respite from the sun. Besides, it’s a great place to grab a cold one. In World Showcase, duck into Mitsukoshi Department Store in Japan for a breather, or take in the Voices of Liberty for a break. [Read more…]

News: Snow White Character Meal Coming to NYC This Holiday Season

Typically, we’re curious to know if your Holiday plans include a trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. But today I’m asking if your Holiday plans include a trip to NEW YORK CITY?!?

Why?? Because Saks Fifth Avenue will be hosting the Saks Holiday Breakfast CHARACTER MEAL: A Royal Celebration of Disney’s Snow White in honor of the 80th Anniversary of the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Snow White

Snow White, the Prince, and Dopey will all be there to help guests celebrate the occasion… AND the season! [Read more…]

News: Beverage Tasting Series for DVC Members at Disney World’s Top of the World Lounge

Disney Vacation Club members and their friends have a whole new experience to look forward to now through October, as Disney kicked off a brand new DVC Beverage Tasting Series Thursday, July 27.

Can't You Just Feel Monorail Red Swooshing By??

Top of the World Lounge

The series takes place in the Top of the World Lounge, located on the top floor of Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. (Take a photo tour of this exclusive space here.) [Read more…]