Dining in Disneyland: The Pumpkin Twist from Maurice’s Treats

More Disneyland Halloween goodies for you today!

Already a great little stop for a snack and a drink, Maurice’s Treats at the Fantasy Faire has added a new reason to go and get a “Twist.”

Maurice's Treats at Fantasy Faire

Maurice’s Treats at Fantasy Faire

Maurice’s Treats normally serves up 3 types of baked “Twists.”  They currently offer Strawberry, Chocolate, and Cheddar Garlic Bagel flavors.  In addition to the usual flavors, a Pumpkin Twist has debuted for Halloween Time.

Pumpkin Twist Signage

Pumpkin Twist Signage

I’m basically nuts about anything pumpkin, so I knew I’d love this.  AND…. [Read more…]

The Year in Review: Top 10 Disney Food News Items of 2013!

If you’re a Disney Food Fan, then 2013 has been an exciting year!

Disney food news stories of 2013

We’ve had lots of  change, new announcements, and brand new experiences.

So today, we thought we’d take a look back at this year, and review the Top 10 Disney Food News Items of 2013!

From new coffee to new restaurants, new technology to new ice cream, we have a ton to cover!

Let’s get started!

1. COFFEE!

When Starbucks and Disney announced in 2012 that the coffee giant would be coming to Disney Parks, the news was huge! And when the first Walt Disney World locations began opening in 2013, the story once again topped the list of Disney food headlines.

Starbucks at Main Street Bakery is Right in the Middle of the Magic

The first location to open was Main Street Bakery on Magic Kingdom’s Main Street USA. While some loyal fans of the historic spot decried the chain store intrusion, many coffee lovers were thrilled that they could now enjoy their favorite brew in the shadow of Cinderella’s Castle.

And with the Main Street cinnamon rolls available at Gaston’s Tavern (at least they claim they’re the same…you can see our cinnamon roll throw down here!), well — at least not all of our favorite goodies are lost.

A Busy Morning at Main Street Bakery

The reopening of Fountain View Cafe in Epcot as the second WDW Starbucks location seemed to ruffle fewer feathers, since the themeing for the futuristic ice cream parlor wasn’t as beloved as Main Street Bakery. Still, patrons were irked with the lack of seating, even if the many, many bays for ordering mean that your java arrives fresh and fast.

Have Your Starbucks in Epcot with a View of Spaceship Earth

But Starbucks wasn’t the only coffee news we debated in 2013. Disney also announced that Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company, headquartered in Tampa, would become the official specialty coffee provider for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Vacation Club resorts.

Joffrey’s is Named the Official Coffee Brand of Disney Parks

We’ve been enjoying Joffrey’s products for ages at the kiosks throughout the parks, so this was welcome news to many. So far, we are hearing that you seem pleased with the switch from Nescafe to Joffrey’s.

2. RESTAURANT FASTPASS TESTING — AND MORE TECH UPDATES!

Waaaaayyyyy back in January of this year, we first wrote about how we thought My Magic+ would affect Disney Dining.

mymagic+

And before the year was out, we had the opportunity to see just how some of the new technology would work.

One of the most intriguing uses of MyMagic+ technology was the Touch to Pay System. We had an opportunity to put our Magic Bands to work with the new system, and Erin, our Disney Food For Families columnist, documented the process so our readers could be in the know!

Erin Paying with Her Magic Band at Artist Point!

Erin Paying with Her Magic Band at Artist Point!

And while we love the Magic Band concept, even cooler is all the Disney food bling that you can get to individualize your bracelet! I’m a sucker for the cupcake!

Magic Band Food Bling

Magic Band Food Bling

 

Another rumor that came to fruition was that [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland Review: Maurice’s Treats at the New Fantasy Faire

There are some NEW EATS in Disneyland and we’ve got the scoop!!

With the new Fantasy Faire opening at Disneyland this week, park goers are very excited to get a peek at what has been hidden by walls for months now…

Fantasy Faire

I was lucky enough to score a wristband to one of the Annual Passholder “sneak preview” days just before the official opening.

Atmosphere

I have to say there is nothing like a brand new, sparkling area at a Disney Park.  I loved the themeing and details.  The colors were amazing; so bright and fresh even on a gloomy day. (And when I say gloomy, I mean pouring rain.)

You can see in the photo below how dark the sky was, but you can also see how awesome the view at the entrance to Fantasy Faire is (tip: a great spot for a castle photo opp)!

Fantasy Faire Entrance

The new area features princesses, princesses and more princesses. But me? I was excited to get in line for the new snack cart, Maurice’s Treats. Belle’s father has cooked up some  fun new goodies that I’m sure will be a hit in the park.

Maurice’s Treats stands right across from the new Royal Theatre, and it’s a perfect place to grab a snack before you catch a viewing of “Tangled” & “Beauty and the Beast.”

Maurice's Treats Signage

Eats

The adorable cart features 3 “Twists” and a new signature beverage that people have already been buzzing about; the [Read more…]

News! Maurice’s Treats Opening in Disneyland Park

When Fantasy Faire opens March 12 at the Disneyland Park, it’ll be home to beloved Disney royals — and a new food cart!

Paying homage to Belle’s father from “Beauty and the Beast”, Maurice’s Treats will serve guests in this new area of Fantasyland.

Eats

Flaky, crisp strawberry or chocolate twists will be sold for $3.49 from this cute food cart. Perfect for strolling through Fantasy Faire!

Another enticing option is the savory cheddar garlic bagel twistat $4.19.

Twists at Maurice's Treats!

Toast the new area of Fantasyland! Opt for Boysen Apple Freeze — a frozen apple juice, wild berry and passion fruit foam concoction — in a 16 oz. cup for $4.69. Or go all out and have your beverage in [Read more…]