From super casual quick eats at spots like ABC Commissary and Rosie’s All-American Cafe to the park’s Signature Restaurant, The Hollywood Brown Derby, Hollywood Studios has plenty of long-time staples alongside the park’s newest lounge. So how will you know which spots should top the list for YOUR Studios visit? I guess you’ll have to watch our latest DFB Video to find out! [Read more…]
Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re getting down to the serious business of MILKSHAKES!
There are dozens of milkshake options in Disney World, but we’ve narrowed down the playing field to the top 10. We also give our thoughts in this video on the trend of “over-the-top” milkshakes that’s become popular in Disney World and at Universal Studios.
No matter how you vacation at Walt Disney World, the primary goal is always the same: to make memories that you can cherish and share for a lifetime. And with hundreds of attractions, shows, and experiences to try, there’s no shortage of ways to make those memories.
But one of our favorite ways to make new and lasting memories is by enjoying special dining experiences in the World. So if you’re officially planning your next vacay (or just daydreaming, as you should!), here are five unique and special dining experiences sure to leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
Dine Above the World
Anyone can sit at ground level and enjoy some tasty Fish and Chips or a tray of Chicken Nuggets, but if you want to elevate your dining, you gotta get above the World. And thanks to some thoughtfully placed restaurants, you can do that with ease! [Read more…]
Hollywood Studios is kind of the forgotten park right now in Disney World. So much construction. So many shuttered restaurants. So is it still even worth it to go? YEP! And when you DO go, we’ve got the list of what you need to be eating! Check out today’s DFB Video for the things you MUST eat when you visit Hollywood Studios!
There’s a lot to eat in the studios still, but some of it is just not worth the cost or the calories. Stick with our tips and you can rest assured you’ll be eating the best of the best.
One of my family’s favorite restaurants at Walt Disney World, 50s Prime Time Cafe, is what my teen son deems a great, immersive experience! It’s been one of his favorite places to dine for many years and apparently it still gets a thumbs up.
While the entertaining servers will draw you into the “show,” you’ll also be digging into some comfort food. You’ll find hearty portions and tasty eats from appetizers to desserts.
This place is popular so be sure to make your advance dining reservation ahead of your vacation.
We always request a TV table; this request is easier to fill if you are one of the first diners of the day. Make an early lunch reservation!
As you enter this restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll be transported back to the 1950s. You’ll be immersed in kitschy decor and slapstick humor, and you’ll be served by your “family” members. In fact, it won’t be long before your “cousins” are seated near you (but not WITH you).
Right from the start, you’ll be greeted by costumed Cast Members.
Join us in welcoming guest author Jennifer Harris with an informative review of allergy friendly dining at Walt Disney World. Are you on a special diet? Read on!
Oh Disney, how I love your allergen-friendly ways. Dining at Disney is half the fun for those with food intolerance/allergy while visiting its theme parks. From the very first meal, it is apparent their talented team of chefs has got your back and then some. With table and quick service, buffet, and fine dining options, the attention paid to preparing allergen-free cuisine is exemplary. The sky is the limit at Disney because serving their guests is top priority.
Preparation tables are sanitized, gloves are changed, and one chef handles the order from start to finish to ensure there is no cross contact. Disney can currently prepare meals for those allergic/intolerant to: wheat, gluten, peanuts and tree nuts, soy, eggs, corn, dairy and lactose, shellfish, and fish.
We can all use tips on how to save a little money now and then. And that’s never more true than when you’re planning a Disney vacation!
It may seem like the impossible task: finding a bargain in Walt Disney World. And that’s seems especially true when it comes to food.
But believe it or not, there are some truly fantastic meals at Disney Restaurants for less than $20 dollars! And I’m not just talking counter service.
Let’s take a look at some of my favorite meals that you can still score at Walt Disney World for under $20. I think you’ll be surprised at all of the cool places you can eat without bleeding your wallet dry!
Tonga Toast at Kona Cafe
Thick-cut Sourdough Bread is stuffed with ripe bananas before it’s deep fried and rolled in Cinnamon Sugar. Served with a side of Strawberry Coulis for dipping/pouring, it’s the perfect, decadent start to your Disney Day. And since it’s incredibly hefty, it will keep you going for hours. [Read more…]
Mom’s Favorite Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Cake from 50’s Prime Time Cafe is a decadent new menu dessert. Today, we have a mini-review from guest author Sandy DiCicco.
50’s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a mid-century themed restaurant taken right out of your favorite TV shows from the era! Take it away, Sandy!
I usually get Dad’s Brownie Sundae, but after a recommendation from our waitress (she said the brownie sundae changed and it wasn’t as good as it used to be) that I should try the cake.
And boy am I glad that I did!
Chocolate cake and thick layers of peanut butter ganache/fudge make up the dessert. It was absolutely huge… this was a dinner plate!
I regrettably could not finish it all, but I’ll be dreaming about it for a long time!
It’s been another busy week as we work to get you all of the information that’s coming out about the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
While we’ve learned more this week about new and returning Special Events, we also firmed up the official list of Marketplace Booths that will appear for the Festival’s 20th anniversary. And believe or not, a few other things happened as well.
Let’s do a brief recap of Disney Food News before we take a look around at what else is new this week.
Disney Food News
- We kicked off the week by attending the Tables in Wonderland Food and Wine Festival sneak preview event, and learned tons of details about Special Events and other ways that the Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary.
- A day after the Tables in Wonderland sneak preview, we brought you even more details about the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
- Victoria and Albert’s has rolled out a new 10-course Chef’s Degustation Menu.
- Rumors are swirling that Minnie’s Holiday & Dine Dinner may be coming to Hollywood & Vine.
- We shared the full list of confirmed Food and Wine Festival Marketplace Booths as well as the full Menus!
- With all of the latest Food and Wine Festival news, we’ve been getting a lot of [Read more…]
It’s not often that food news from one single park completely dominates the landscape. But that’s exactly what we’ve witnessed this week with Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and it looks like it will continue into this upcoming week!
We’ve been there to cover it all, but there’s been plenty happening on other fronts as well.
Let’s take a look at all the Disney Food News from this week!
Disney Food News
- We share our review of the Blue Milk Milkshake at 50s Prime Time Cafe. And we find out that it may stick around (through the magic of rebranding!) as Star Wars Weekends give way to Frozen Fever at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- Zuri’s Sweets Shop is set to open next week in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and we have a sneak peek at the new Harambe Market shop.
- More details emerge about The Edison, a new restaurant opening in Disney Springs in 2016, and Vivoli Gelateria is now open for business in Disney Springs.
- The Tree of Life Cupcake debuts at Kusafiri Bakery.
- We bring you news and reviews of a brand new menu (including two new pasta dishes) at the Beastly Kiosk in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
- We have more news for you from the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, as we share the menu for the Tequila Pairing Lunches, that will take place in the Mexico Pavilion.
Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including menu updates, restaurant closures, special events,
We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.
DFB Reader Finds
Today, we’re featuring fun finds from Hawaii — with a Disney twist!
Reader Wendy shared this photo and review of the Lilikoi Cheesecake at Ulu Cafe in Disney’s Aulani Resort via the DFB Mailbag. She says, “The sweet, creamy mango cheesecake and the tangy lilikoi (passion fruit) glaze blended well together! This dessert far surpasses all other ‘premade desserts in a cup’!”
Kanani Ashley shared this great pic of a Self Serve Dole Whip Station in a brand new drugstore that just opened in Hawaii! AAAAAH!!! Who wants one of these at home??
Do you have a favorite Disney Food find? Share your photos with us!
Deal of the Week: 2015-2016 Disney World Vacation Must-Have E-Book Sale!
Getting ready to head out for that much-anticipated Walt Disney World Trip? Woohoo!! That’s the best feeling ever, isn’t it?
But, whether you like to be spontaneous or plan every detail, planning ahead is the key to less stress when it comes to Walt Disney World. And planning is even more important when it comes to dining.
If you really want to dine in the hottest restaurants, you pretty much have to plan ahead. Be spontaneous, of course. But get a couple Advance Dining Reservations in place.
But which ones?
That’s where Disney Food Blog comes in, because we are all about the planning!!
You already enjoy our reviews, news, and tips daily on our Blog. But did you know — that’s JUST the tip of the iceberg. Because we have lots more to share with you in our complete line of DFB Guides.
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