Earlier this month, we brought you a sneak peek of some of the merchandise coming to the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which will run from August 29th – November 23rd this year.
In addition to all the great eats and sips at this year’s Festival, there’s also a lot of exclusive merchandise, including this gorgeous Disney Dooney & Bourke handbag featuring Chef Mickey and Foodie Figment!
And we have some BIG news! We’re giving away one of these Dooney & Bourke handbags to a DFB reader!
Ladies and Gents, my next round-up will be coming to you from Walt Disney World! Very exciting, but right now, let’s talk about the great — and not-so-great — Disney food news from this week:
- A price increase is anticipated on Disney World buffets starting October 3rd.
- La Hacienda de San Angel is open for walk-up guests, as is La Cantina de San Angel. See a report from the Grand Opening this week, and check out the La Hacienda de San Angel menu and La Cantina de San Angel menu. Reservations are being taken for dates after October 15th.
- Disney has made it easier to make dining reservations on your smartphone!
- Disney Online is teaming up Cat Cora and the Muppets for some online shows about food and recipes!
Also, we got word from DFB reader Lori Kiehl that ‘Ohana might be closed during breakfast from 17-20 of January. No official word on that, but FYI.
And now, on to the round-up!
Studios Central shows a detailed look at where you can find elements of Star Tours in Disney Hollywood Studios’ Sci-Fi Dine-In.
Main St Gazette reviews the Zebra Cupcake in Animal Kingdom (agreed that the cake was the best part on this one, Ryan!)
OC Register reports as Disney California Adventure says goodbye Pizza Oom Mow Mow and hello Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta.
Disney Geek shows off the new Halloween popcorn bucket for the Disney parks!
etckt reviews Via Napoli!
WDW Magic reports that Bongos Cuban Cafe has been added to the Disney Dining Reservations System.
The Givens Chronicles is counting down to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival by making recipes from the 2009 festival! Here’s her rendition of New Zealand’s Lamb Sliders!
Disney Dispatch is also counting down to the Festival with a look at Argentina.
WDW Info reports that Chef Mickey is no longer table-side at Chef Mickey’s in WDW’s Contemporary Resort. According to user reports, he’s up front taking pics now rather than visiting table-side.
Finally, I wanted to share with you a few other perspectives on the La Hacienda de San Angel opening in Epcot this past week. Scott Joseph, Orlando’s premier food critic, has a fantastic video from his experience at the Grand Opening:
And here are some write-ups from around the Disney-sphere about the Grand Opening event:
Zannaland (Margarita menu!!!), Disney Everyday, Scott Joseph Orlando, Theme Park Mom, Daily Disney from Orlando Sentinel, WDW Radio, Lauging Place, Inside the Magic, WDW News Today