Disney Food Post Round-Up: January 6, 2013

I hope 2013 is treating you well, Disney food fans!

Boardwalk Bakery

While there are lots of restaurants undergoing refurbs and transformations right now (find out about those on our Disney Food News Pin Board, updated daily!), we’re still getting word of lots of fun new menu additions and updates! We’ve got a couple of them here in the round-up, but there’s lots more to come this week!

Stay tuned to DFB this week to hear about several fun new snacks that we’ve come across in our recent travels, and find out our recommendations!

Disney Dining News

Before checking out this week’s news, take a look at the top Disney Food news stories from 2012.

We’ve got additional food news, including New Minnie Baker’s Dozen Poster, restaurant closures, Annual Passholder Package for Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Revue, and LOTS more, on our Disney Food News Pin Board! Head over and check it out!

DFB Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food in or from Disney, share a photo with us so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday! This week we have some pictures from Twitter friends. Thanks for sharing!

Laura/@buyul shared this new Meat Lovers Pizza from Toy Story Pizza Planet in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I haven’t seen this one before! Look at those giant meat-a-balls! (That’s my Italian accent you’re hearing.)

Meat Lovers Pizza

Jill Guren/@allysophsmom sent this drool-worthy Kitchen Sink Sundae our way. Makes us want to stop by the Beach Club’s Beaches and Cream! YUM!!!

Kitchen Sink Sundae

Join Us at Snack Attack!

Calling all Disney food and fireworks fans! Due to popular demand (and a quick sell-out two years in a row!), we’ve scheduled a Springtime date — April 8th — for our next DFB IllumiNations Dessert Party “Snack Attack!”

Tickets will go on sale January 10th, 2013, at 12pm ET.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

The exclusive evening features an all-you-care-to-eat menu full of our favorite Walt Disney World snacks — all in one place – AND an incredible, private view from the United Kingdom of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth in Epcot from 8-9:30PM!

The dessert buffet includes some classic Disney Food Blog favorites like…

Starring Rolls’ Butterfinger Cupcakes
Classic Disney Popcorn
Animal Kingdom Lodge Zebra Domes
Mickey Ice Cream Bars
Norway’s School Bread
Writer’s Stop’s Carrot Cake Cookies
Boardwalk Bakery’s Cheesecake Brownies
Starring Rolls’ Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

Cost and ticket details here!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at this awesome event!!

On to the Round-Up

Disney History discovers a Walt Disney custard pudding platter mystery.

Daveland shares a vintage barbecue option at Disneyland’s Don DeFore’s Silver Banjo Barbecue. Includes BBQ sauce recipe!

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups has drinks and apps at the Rose & Crown in Epcot.

AllEars.Net helps us find tasty salads at Walt Disney World!

Main Street Gazette finally celebrates the return of the Citrus Swirl in the Magic Kingdom.

Disney Parks Blog features the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor in Disneyland.

Digital Journal discovers that Wine Country Gift Baskets has announced a partnership with Disney. Includes cookie boxes and bouquets!

Disney Food Post Round-Up: July 15, 2012

Well, it was quite the week of Disney food news. With the price increases and Le Cellier requiring two table service credits at lunch, the 2013 Disney Dining Plan information was disappointing.

Turkey Leg and Mickey Ice Cream Bar Air Fresheners

BUT, the new Free Dining offer was great news for many of our readers who were able to save hundreds of dollars on their vacation packages.

Disney Food News

A big food news week, let’s review the latest…

We’ve got more food news (including an expanded menu at the River Roost Lounge at Port Orleans Riverside and LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

Announcing our “How Do YOU Use Your DFB Guide? Contest” Winner!

We’re super excited to announce our DFB Guide contest winner!

All of our finalists will receive a free DFB Disney Dining Guidebook! And the winners will get a little extra something to remind them of their past and future Disney adventures! :-)

Head over to read the funny and heartwarming stories from our finalists!

On to the Round-Up

Studios Central finds a great meal at Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups sips on some delicious mocktails – non-alcoholic drinks!

Main Street Gazette savors the pineapple coconut cupcake from Sunshine Seasons.

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World cooks up Spicy Durban Style Chicken from the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

All’s Fare Food Blog stops by Downtown Disney’s Fresh-A-Peel.

AllEars.Net celebrates summer at Mickey’s Backyard BBQ!

DisneyCaribbeanBeach.com shows how to send a coconut postcard from this tropical resort!

Eating WDW takes us back in time for a look at late 90s photos of Teppanyaki Dining Room in Epcot.

CapnAstro created a fun video about our 2012 Disney World Cupcake Crawl! Check it out here…

News! 2013 Disney Dining Plan Pricing and Updates

Details for the 2013 Disney Dining Plans are being unveiled!

You can see updated pricing for the 2013 plans below (thanks to reader Pudge the Fish for this!). And there are price changes as well as clarifications that you need to know about if you’re planning a 2013 trip.

The major stand-out seems to be that Le Cellier in Epcot is listed as two table service credits for both LUNCH and dinner meals.

2013 Disney Dining Plan Pricing

As always, the price has gone up on many of the plans. See calculations below…

Quick-Service Dining Plan
(all year long)
$37.58 per night ages 10 and up
$14.32 per night age 3 to 9

2012 was $34.99 and $11.99.

See more info on the Quick Service Dining Plan page.

Be Our Guest Restaurant will be a new addition on the 2013 Disney Dining Plan

Standard Dining Plan
(Value and Regular Season)
$55.59 per night ages 10 and up
$17.16 per night age 3 to 9

2012 was $51.54 and $15.02.

(Peak Season)
$56.94 per night ages 10 and up
$18.16 per night ages 3 to 9

2012 was $53.54 and $16.02.

Read all about the Standard Dining Plan!

Deluxe Dining Plan
(Value and Regular Season)
$99.97 per night ages 10 and up
$26.84 per night ages 3 to 9

2012 was $85.52 and $23.79.

(Peak Season)
$102.27 per night ages 10 and up
$28.91 per night ages 3 to 9

2012 was $89.52 and $25.79.

We’ve got all the details on our Deluxe Dining Plan page.

Le Cellier Lunch

The 2013 brochure now shows Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot as a two table-service credit restaurant for lunch! Since March 2011, the restaurant has been a one-credit location for lunch and a two-credit location for dinner.

Other Clarifications

There have been a few changes made to the Disney Dining Plan brochures for 2013 as well.

Special Dining Events
The brochure this year spells out clearly that “special dining events with special menus offered at certain table-service locations” are not included in the [Read more…]