BOO!! Halloween is one of the most FUN-derful times of the year at Disneyland, and our Disneyland Correspondent Heather Sievers has gathered pictures of some of the spooky happenings! We’ve also got the scoop on where you can find all of the season’s special treats around the Resort. So if you’re ready to scare up some fun with a few of our best Disney pals…
… or perhaps your favorite Villain, then please join us! [Read more…]
Get your party on, because it’s Mardi Gras everyday at Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter! And for a little taste of New Orleans, you don’t have to look any further than Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory.
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
Our last visit for breakfast was some time ago. But I still knew I could expect to find some unique items for lunch that can’t be found in many other spots on property, even including the French Quarter’s sister resort, Riverside. Naturally, the French Quarter has a distinct advantage to add some unique flair to its dining choices, since its New Orleans vibe and theming is so naturally linked with Cajun and Southern cuisine.
Never fear, the less adventurous eaters in your group will find plenty of Counter Service staples here, too. But today we’d like to explore what makes Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory unique (aside from that tongue-twister of a name, that is ;-D).
So, let’s get in and let the good times roll!
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is easily located after entering the beautiful lobby of Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter.
Appropriately enough, the theming for this quick-service spot is directly influenced by New Orleans — and more specifically, Mardi Gras! [Read more…]
Happy Sunday and happy first day of Spring! We hope the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming wherever you are! Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and catch up on the latest Disney food news!
Speaking of springtime and flowers blooming, the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is in full bloom right now and we’ve had a chance to eat our way around the festival’s Outdoor Kitchens!
There are so many delicious items on the menus but we have our favorites. Be sure to check out our Best of the Fest – we have the scoop on what you should eat at the Flower and Garden Festival.
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- We’re talking about What’s New Around Walt Disney World this week! Make sure you’re hungry during your next visit!
- We have Epcot Food & Wine Festival News! There are two preliminary dates for the Eat to the Beat concerts.
- The full menus were announced for the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival!
- Tune in to the latest PassPorter Moms Podcast and hear AJ talk about the Flower and Garden Festival eats and other food news!
- We recently stopped by the Contempo Cafe for dinner.
- Beignets from Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter (with new dipping sauces!) are #OnTheList this week!
- We reviewed the Smoked Butterscotch Latte and Frappucino at Starbucks.
February may be well over, but you can celebrate Mardi Gras any time of year thanks to this week’s #OnTheList item: Beignets at Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter!
We’re tackling another question from the DFB Reader mailbag! And today, it’s all about breakfast.
Our reader asks:
Where can we get a good breakfast if we are NOT into characters or buffets?
There are lots of spots to enjoy a terrific breakfast at Walt Disney World — even if you prefer not to have characters, and you’d rather order a la carte.
We’ll break down a few of our favorites below, and share why these spots are tops for starting your Disney Day.
Good Counter Service Options
If you are crunched — for time, money, or both — then consider some of Disney’s best Counter Service Breakfast options.
Editor’s Note: River Belle Terrace no longer serves breakfast as of February 10, 2016, and is now a table service restaurant for lunch and dinner.
You’re in the Happiest Place on Earth — Disneyland!! And you’re ready to kick off a fun-filled day of park touring, thrills, and lots of character interaction. These are the streets that Walt himself walked, the Park that started them all!
But how do you ensure that your day gets off to a great start? By kicking it off with the most important meal of the day!
There are tons of iconic snacks and delicious meals that we love to enjoy every time we visit Disneyland. But there are also some terrific breakfast options, too. Today, we’ll take a closer look at some of our favorites.
If it’s a leisurely, sit-down breakfast you’re looking forward to, you can’t go wrong with Steakhouse 55. Located in Disneyland Hotel, this restaurant has been around nearly as long as the Park itself. It offers a quiet and elegant way to start off a day of Disney fun.
Sometimes, I really love the option to fill up on a big breakfast, and then snack or eat lightly through the rest of the day. And there’s a no more luxurious morning splurge than a beautifully cooked plate of New York Steak and Eggs!
You can also customize your breakfast a bit and Build Your Own Omelette. Choose three from a list of fillings to make your breakfast totally unique.
Add some of those delicious Roasted Potatoes, and you’ll be fueled up for hours of Disney fun.
River Belle Terrace
Other times, my first priority is to get into the Parks super early, and then find a bite to eat. After all, there’s something truly magical about being one the of the first people in!
When I’m more interested in touring than spending precious time waiting for my order to arrive, I head to River Belle Terrace. And actually, there are two reasons that this is one of my favorite Disneyland breakfast spots. First off, the patio area offers gorgeous views of the Rivers of America. For me, this is such a serene way to start my day.
Although it’s a counter service spot, this isn’t food that you eat on the go. Comforting options like Biscuits and Gravy demand that you stop long enough to enjoy your meal.
Of course, you can’t enjoy breakfast here without at least one Mickey Pancake! Enjoying one while watching for the Mark Twain Riverboat to paddle by is Disney Bucket List stuff!
But don’t pass up the chance to try the [Read more…]
Mickey Beignets from the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square are always a special treat! That messy bag of powdered sugar Mickey shaped goodness is one of my favorite snacks to enjoy while visiting Disneyland.
And for Halloween Time, The Mint Julep Bar has welcomed back Pumpkin Beignets! The beignets are sold in 3 or 6 piece bags and can be washed down with a Pumpkin Spice Latte. A perfect Fall treat!
I don’t know if the recipe has changed, but I feel like over the past few years, the beignets were not so pumpkin-y tasting. This year though, the pumpkin flavor was much more prevalent. I ordered a bag of 3 to share with a friend.
The beignets are made fresh to order, so sometimes there is a bit of a wait. (They’re actually better when they’re fresh, fresh, fresh.) Don’t let the [Read more…]
One of the quintessential Disneyland must-eats are the beignets! You can find ‘em at a couple of locations around the Happiest Place on Earth, and there is definitely a difference of opinion on which version is best.
We’re going to take a look at the options, and we want YOU to tell us your favorite!
Mickey Beignets + Dipping Sauces at Cafe Orleans
Cafe Orleans in Disneyland Park is probably my all-time favorite spot to enjoy Beignets. And there are lots of reasons for that.
Inside, you’re surrounded by rich colors, beautiful stained glass, and Disney history — the spot houses an espresso machine that was a favorite of Walt Disney himself! And the outside patio offers great people watching and a good vantage point to enjoy beautiful New Orleans Square.
But great location is just the tip of the iceberg. Because the real reason that these are some of the best Beignets ever? They’re Mickey-shaped!
And, luckily, they come with Dipping Sauces! Because just about every food should be dipped, I think.
Here there’s not one, but two — Vanilla Creme Anglaise and Raspberry Coulis. My favorite is the raspberry — combined with the beignets, it’s like eating a jelly donut!
A look at the inside shows you just how remarkably light and airy the Beignets are.
If you happen to visit Disneyland during the Fall or Winter holidays, you just might stumble upon some seasonal Beignet flavors as well. The [Read more…]