Disneyland’s Big Thunder Ranch BBQ has always been one of my favorites. When I heard that it would be closing for good on January 11th, 2016, (in order to make room for Star Wars Land) I knew that I needed to plan a few visits.
Hope your week has been snow-rific, all!!
We’ve been walking the parks in Orlando finding the latest and greatest goodies and news items so you can anticipate your next Disney World visit even more than you already are… .
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Facebook friend Patti shared her Kobe burger from Big River Grille & Brewing Works at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn: “Kobe burger at Big River Grill was one of the best things about our trip last week. Cooked just right and so good we skipped our usual Beaches and Cream burger.”
This hilarious photo is from Tokyo DisneySea! Thanks for sharing, Christian! Sometimes, photo backgrounds make all the difference, don’t they? ;-D
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It’s funny: Liberty Square Market is smack dab in the middle of Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square. And yet, somehow it remains something of a hidden gem. I’m referring to the structure itself, and also its food offerings. You never know what you might find at Liberty Square Market.
Well, that’s not entirely true. You do always know you’ll find lots of grab-n-go options, like bagged chips and whole fruit. And you’ll find them in a pretty cool setting! But there are always a few surprises here, too! Let’s check out a few of the details.
There is a lot of charm packed in this not-so-huge space. And all of it perfectly complements its Liberty Square surroundings, from the open-air building…
…to the font used on the menu.
I like the barrels of Mead, Ale, Grog, and potatoes! (Please note: Liberty Square Market sells neither mead, nor ale, nor grog ;D) . It does, however, sell potatoes! More on that in a few…)
My very favorite is the cart full of chips. I like to think this was how the Founding Fathers picked up their Doritos and Cheetos after a long morning of drafting Constitutions and what-not. You know.
You can take your goods to this seating area behind the Market. Tables are often [Read more…]
Looking for some fun holiday treats? Look no further, Big Thunder Ranch is currently hosting the Jingle Jangle Jamboree; a one stop shop for fun games, cookie decorating, special snacks & SANTA!
The menu here is simple, Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob, “Candy Cane” Cotton Candy, Apple Burritos, Cookie Decorating Kits and various beverages.
Our visit included the “Candy Cane” Cotton Candy & some Cookie Decorating. Let me break the sad news to you first. The cotton candy here DOES NOT taste like candy canes, it’s just “candy cane striped.” Even the cast member that I bought it from thought that it was peppermint flavored, but alas, that is a rumor. It’s still pretty though!
It’s dark and light pink swirled and still
Editor’s note: Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe underwent a major menu change in 2015. These items are no longer available.
But on a recent visit I really wanted to try out a few new-to-me items that I’d been hearing about: the corn on the cob, and the onion rings.
So what began as casual curiosity ended up being a completely vegetarian meal. And how did a burger joint fare as a vegetarian option? Read on…
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (known to many just as “Pecos Bill’s”) in the Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland is extremely popular. I would venture a guess that this dining location and Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe see the majority of the counter-service traffic in the Magic Kingdom.
Straddling Adventureland and Frontierland, the restaurant’s architecture seems to include both Caribbean and Western influences.
But the story of Pecos Bill clearly signals that the heart of this eatery is firmly planted in the Old West. The Great State of Texas, to be exact!
Don’t forget to always respect the Code of the West!
Inside, you’ll find beams on the low ceilings and soft light (sometimes it can get downright [Read more…]
This Frontierland hot spot is still sporting their standard menu, which offers some great options like giant angus burgers, a barbecue pork sandwich, and a taco salad.
But there are a few new options that have been added for the summer season!
Now, for a whopping $14.49, you can kick up your heels with the brand new Steak and Pork Platter. It’s served with corn bread, and choice of corn on the cob (also new on the menu), apple slices, or fries.
According to Erin, Pecos had a great concept with this new dish. A filling meal without an Advance Dining Reservation! She dug right in, hoping this would be a new winning dish in the Magic Kingdom… [Read more…]
One of my favorite hidden gems in Disney World is the Liberty Square Market, located next to the Hall of Presidents in Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
This open-air market offers a great variety of eats that you might not be able to find anywhere else in Disney World, including filling snacks like baked potatoes and corn on the cob! And on my recent visit, I noticed an updated menu…
I love the old-fashioned looking mug holding the frozen slush!
But more on this menu later. My favorite new addition was the baked sweet potato! Scroll down for my review and pics!
There is also a variety of fresh fruits and veggies sold here along with grab and go items like [Read more…]
Dallas is pretty warm today, so I thought we’d check out one of the fun, summer-y Disneyland treats I sampled last August in Disneyland Resort!
The Chili Lime Corn on the Cob can be found in several locations around Disney California Adventure (usually accompanied by chimichangas or Turkey Legs)…
While you can always get turkey legs, funnel cakes, Dole Whips, and Mickey Bars at kiosks throughout Walt Disney World and Disneyland, sometimes you might be looking for something a little bit different:
In Disney World, every once in a while, when the wind is blowing correctly and there’s just the right amount of pixie dust, you can find… egg rolls and corn dogs!
This kiosk is in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland, and it sells Pork and Shrimp egg rolls, vegetable egg rolls, and [Read more…]
You can now get Fried Chicken…with gravy…and mashed potatoes…and corn on the cob over at Pecos Bill’s in Frontierland! I’m so excited! Sounds like the perfect dinner for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, hmm…? (Jan ’10 update: Word is that the chicken fried chicken is only being served on certain days at Pecos Bill’s.)
Thanks to Amanda Tinney for the photo!