If you’re anything like us, just about any vacation is better with Mickey Mouse. And now that the 2020 Disney Cruise Line itineraries have been released, there’s no better time to explore ports all over the world!
Hey, there! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re talking about things that are great to know BEFORE your Disney Cruise makes a stop at Castaway Cay!
Do you have a Disney Cruise Line vacation that includes a stop at Castaway Cay in your future? If so, then you’ll want to find out all the cool things to know about Disney Cruise Line’s private island — from things to do to things to EAT! So pull up a hammock and join us in paradise today as we make a stop at Castaway Cay! [Read more…]
School was supposed to train us all for the real world, right? Then how come we don’t get summer, Christmas break, spring break and other various holidays off in the real world? They prepped us for real life and then took it all away when we graduated! 🙂
You might agree that summer time is the worse. We’re stuck sitting at work, when we could be on vacation…like visiting Orlando or Anaheim or better yet, sailing on a Disney Cruise!
Well here’s to figuring out how to have summer break even when we are working and can’t take a vacation!
Luckily for you, I think I may have found the solution!!! 😉 Thanks to my first ever Disney cruise last year, I was introduced to the Konk Kooler…the signature drink on Disney’s magical private island — Castaway Cay (Bahamian word pronounced Key).
There is no place like Castaway Cay, with it’s beautiful beaches, kids area, and a private adult only beach where you can really enjoy a Konk Kooler!
Mickey and his friends are there, and we even saw Captain Jack Sparrow walking the beach!
The Konk Kooler is a fantastic drink, and I was so happy to find the recipe in my Cooking with Mickey and the Disney Chefs cookbook!
It’s super easy to make and will only take a few minutes until you are ready to enjoy summer nights in the backyard imagining you are setting sail with Mickey and friends! Let’s get started:
Makes 1 serving
-1/2 ounce dark rum
-3/4 ounce light rum
-1 ounce passion fruit juice [Read more…]
Over on Disney’s Castaway Cay — a private Bahamian island reserved for use only by Disney cruise guests — there’s a little adults-only section called Serenity Bay. You have to take two trams to get there, but boy is it worth it!
Here you can rent floats and tubes for a lazy day in the crystal-blue waters of the bay, find a hammock for a mid-morning nap, or treat yourself to some Disney Cruise Line specialty drinks at eats at two locations.
Castaway Air Bar
First up — the Castaway Air Bar — a ramshackle building next to the [Read more…]
Before we start out, let’s take a moment to celebrate yet another Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! It was a great one this year, I think, and I’ll be posting some reviews of culinary demonstrations throughout the year.
If you’re lucky enough to be headed to the Festival for its last day (November 8th), be sure to check out all of the Festival menus, photos, and information on the Disney Food Blog’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival page!
Now, let’s head to the round-up — there’s nothing better than spending your Sunday checking out websites that mention Disney food! These first two are a few weeks old, but I missed ’em the first time and have to share. The rest are fresh and new. Enjoy!
MichaelBarrier shares a photo of the Disney Commissary in the 1940’s, complete with excellent commentary on who is dining in the photo. Definitely worth a look.
Yet Another Disney Blog has lots of great photos and information about the Castaway Air Bar in Castaway Cay’s Serenity Bay. Ah, the islands…
Orange County Register tells us how to get free coffee at Disneyland!
The Daily Disney (which, in this case, means Heather McPherson) shares recipes for the crab cakes from Flying Fish Cafe, the penne pasta with chicken from Olivia’s Cafe, and the smoked fish appetizer from Raglan Road.
Speaking of Raglan Road…
Everything Walt Disney World has a review of Raglan Road this week.
(If you’re a fan of Raglan Road, be sure to check out DFB’s interview with Raglan Road’s master chef, Kevin Dundon.)
DisUnplugged Disney Blog has a great interview with “Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
Scott Joseph Orlando shares, via the Divas of Dish, another Food & Wine Festival recipe: Moqueqa de Camarao from Rio de Janeiro (a.k.a. shrimp stew with coconut).
DisneyFotoBlog shares some fantastic photos of Germany’s Biergarten.
The Disney Chick shares another great step-by-step photo/recipe blog for California Grill’s Garlic and Herb Polenta. Yum!