Review: New Sandwiches at The Mara in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Jambo from The Mara in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge!

It wasn’t all that long ago that we were here, pointing out three Must-Eat Snacks at the Lodge’s Counter Service option and sipping on some new-to-The-Mara Frozen Jungle Juice. But the Jungle Juice wasn’t the only new thing we found on that visit, which is what we’re excited to share with you today.

Longtime standouts at The Mara for lunch and dinner include unique items such as African Potjie Stew and tasty Soups of the Day alongside classic Burgers, Flatbreads, and Chicken Breast Nuggets.

That said, they aren’t afraid to switch things up every once in a while — and that’s a VERY good thing! Every so often, your basic Hot Dog or sandwich gets a bit of an African-inspired twist, as is the case with two of the three new items we’re trying today.

The Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge

The Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge

So, come right back into The Mara with us!

Atmosphere

The Mara gets its name from the Masai Mara National Reserve, located in southwestern Kenya on the border of Tanzania.  The small food court is only accessible from outside the resort, on the lower level and near the pool. Once inside, you’ll immediately notice the ceiling artfully mimicking the tree tops and some soft ambient lighting that creates interesting shadows. [Read more…]

New Video: The Secret Menu at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort!

Who’s ready for a little cloak and dagger? Because today, we’re goin’ all undercover and stuff in our latest DFB Video, as we tell all about The Secret Menu at Disney’s all Star Movies Resort!

Full Cinnamon Bun Burger Entree

Cinnamon Bun Burger!

While the food items you’ll discover when you seek out the secret menu are pretty rad, there’s also a whole thing you go through to find out about them — and it’s nearly as cool as the menu itself! [Read more…]

News: Eclipse Margarita — and Straws Have Been Exiled! — at La Cava del Tequila

Are you ready for THE SOLAR ECLIPSE?!?

La Cava del Tequila sure is… and you can be, too, if you’re in Epcot TODAY.

Eclipse Margarita

For today only, in honor of the Eclipse, La Cava del Tequila is selling an ECLIPSE MARGARITA for $10!

Much like the eclipsed sun later on today (around 2:45 pm in Central FL, FYI), the Eclispe Margarita has a dark hue. It’s made up of Tequila Altos Reposado, orange liquor, lime juice, agave nectar, and food grade activated charcoal. It’s served frozen or on the rocks.

And the white topper? That’s lime foam.

Eclipse Margarita

Eclipse Margarita

Here is Pepe, ready to welcome you with an Eclipse Margarita! [Read more…]

Review: Fried Pickles at Intermission Food Court at Disney World’s All-Star Music

Welcome back to Intermission Food Court!

Located in All Star Music Resort, Intermission Food Court shares a lot in common with its fellow All Star Food Courts: End Zone and World Premiere in All Star Sports and All Star Movies, respectively.

You’ll find lots of Counter Service classics like burgers, chicken nuggets, pizzas, hot dogs, and the like. And while you can find menu items unique to each spot and plenty of good grub (remember those super fun milkshakes we talked about earlier this summer?), things can start to feel a bit same ol’, same ol’ every so often.

Which is why it was a fun surprise to find a new savory snack at Intermission! I mean, what about those moments when you’re kinda over French Fries and chips? Enter: Fried Pickleswhen you can find them, that is (more on that later).

Fried Pickles

Fried Pickles

These Fried Pickles are an option as a side for an entree, and you can also get them as a snack on their own. They come with six pickle spears and a pouch of Ken’s Ranch Dressing. [Read more…]

New Video: Eat THIS at Disney’s World’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re getting down to the serious business of what you MUST eat at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge!

Zebra Domes

Zebra Domes

There are so many fantastic options to explore in this Deluxe Disney Hotel. From incredible soups at Boma to the Peanut Butter Brownie at The Mara…to, well, everything at both Jiko and Sanaa! You can’t go wrong. [Read more…]

News: Citrus Swirl Orange Float at Sunshine Tree Terrace in Disney World

WOW! Just two weeks ago we broke the news that Vanilla Dole Whip had returned to Aloha Isle.

And now we’ve got MORE news regarding another Adventureland iconic snack…

It’s the Citrus Swirl from Sunshine Tree Terrace!

The tart orange slush (like frozen OJ) swirled with vanilla soft serve just got a MAJOR update.

Because you can now get a Citrus Swirl Orange Float!

Citrus Swirl Orange Float

Citrus Swirl Orange Float

Here’s the deal: you won’t even see this on the Sunshine Tree Terrace menu… yet. [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.

©Disney

©Disney

!!!! 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!

ALL DAY TREATS

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

New DFB Video: Free Stuff, Cool Stuff, and More — Part 1!

We love a little intrigue as much as the next person, but nothing beats finding out about a secret thing, right? And so today, we’re talking about Disney Food Secrets in our latest DFB Video. But here’s the cool part: we’re uncovered quite a few, so this is Part 1 in a two part series!

Sprinkles Case

Sprinkles!

For instance, did you know that you can use your third party rewards, like Sprinkles Perks, at Disney? You totally can! [Read more…]

Review: Skipper Canteen in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Greetings, fellow Explorers and Adventurers!

We’re back for another dining adventure at the Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen… more often referred to (for obvious reasons) as the Skipper Canteen, or — before we learned that tongue twister of a full name — the Jungle Cruise Restaurant, themed for the classic Jungle Cruise attraction.

Your very own Jungle Cruise Skipper is ready to take you on a culinary tour through the Jungle Cruise’s regular stomping — or floating — grounds of Asia, Africa, and South America. That’s what makes up the “World Famous Jungle Cuisine!

And you may just enjoy some of that Jungle Cruise slapstick — both from your server and your surroundings — while you’re at it.

So, welcome back, Cruisers…

Skipper Canteen Entrance

Skipper Canteen Entrance

… as we once again set foot inside the Skipper Canteen! [Read more…]

Review: Two Grab-and-Go (or Grab-and-STAY) Options at Sanaa Kuamsha Breakfast

Good Morning from Sanaa!

And I don’t say that lightly. I think any morning is a good one when you’re starting it at Animal Kingdom Lodge. And last fall, Sanaa — located in the Resort’s Kidani Village — started offering guests one more way to do that with the arrival of the Kuamsha Breakfast.

Sanaa operates as a Table Service restaurant for lunch and dinner. Breakfast, though, is a different story. Featuring Quick Service entrees as well as Grab-and-Go options (hot and cold items), breakfast is a pretty casual affair.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not a unique experience.

Sanaa

Sanaa

Upon approaching Cast Members at the check-in desk (where you would typically mention your Advance Dining Reservation for lunch or dinner), you’ll receive a menu listing your breakfast options. [Read more…]