Sneak Peek at Lamplight Lounge Coming to Pixar Pier!

The newly reopened Blue Sky Cellar in Disney California Adventure is giving us glimpses into the future of Pixar Pier.

Pixar Pier Marquee Concept Art ©Disney

Pixar Pier Marquee Concept Art ©Disney

The Cellar features concept art, sketches, models, and even videos of the upcoming land, which opens on June 23rd, and includes some new concept art of Lamplight Lounge! As Heather Sievers (@diningindisney) was busy noshing on all the eats at Pixar Fest, she stopped by Blue Sky Cellar and shared photos of the concept art with us.

This new lounge will replace the Cove Bar. The story behind the space is that it’s renovated from an old warehouse factory, with the wooden floor made from refinished wood boards from the factory (you’ll spot them on the ceiling, too).

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Breaking! NEW Dining Spots Coming to Disneyland’s Pixar Pier; PLUS Pixar Fest Food Sneak Peek…

Super excited to share some breaking news with you about Pixar Pier in Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure park. (Don’t forget that Pixar Pier officially opens on June 23rd!)

Pixar Pier Marquee Concept Art ©Disney

Pixar Pier Marquee Concept Art ©Disney

We’ve got the scoop on some brand new eats for Pixar Fest as well as some upcoming Pixar Pier dining locations that will be permanent residents of the new Pixar Pier! Ready? Here we go!! (Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see the new Pixar Pier dining spots!)

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Lamplight Lounge on Pixar Pier Will Feature A Cove Bar Favorite!!

June 23rd will be a HUGE day at Disney California Adventure Park in Disneyland Resort! It was recently announced that it will be the opening day for Pixar Pier.

Pixar Pier Marquee Concept Art ©Disney

Pixar Pier Marquee Concept Art ©Disney

And it was just revealed that it will also be the opening day for the new Lamplight Lounge!

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News! Mickey’s Fun Wheel from Cove Bar Now Available at Alfresco Tasting Terrace!

When DCA’s Cove Bar closed on January 8 as part of Paradise Pier’s transition to Pixar Pier, fans of the bar’s innovative (and beautiful) drinks (including the fun secret menu!) lamented the loss of this popular spot. What would become of their technicolor concoctions?

Well, now we know that at least one of Cove Bar’s fan favorites has found a new home! The Fun Wheel is now available at Alfresco Tasting Terrace!
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News: Cove Bar and Ariel’s Grotto Closures and Renovations for Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure

HUGE NEWS out of Disneyland today, my friends! It has just been announced that Pixar Pier — which is coming to Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure Park — will bring serious changes for favorites Cove Bar and Ariel’s Grotto — including closures and renovations. While we’ve known that Pixar-themed changes are in store for Paradise Pier for a while, now we have more of the scoop!

©Disney

©Disney

Pixar Pier will be made up of four new neighborhoods representing four Pixar stories. The highlight of The Incredibles neighborhood will be the new Incredicoaster (transforming the current California Screamin’, which will close on January 8th).

Toy Story and Inside Out will also be represented in their own neighborhoods and will include a new family-friendly ride in the Inside Out area (opening season not yet announced).

Several Pixar stories will be represented in the fourth neighborhood, which will bring a new look to Mickey’s Fun Wheel (each gondola will feature a different Pixar character). The Games of the Boardwalk will likewise be re-themed with Pixar characters. January 8th is again the closing date for Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Games of the Boardwalk, and Sideshow Shirts so the spots can begin their transformation. [Read more…]

Disneyland Halloween Eats and Treats!

It’s (almost) Halloween Time again at Disneyland Resort!

Disneyland Halloween Time

Disneyland Halloween Time

And you know what that means… ghoulish goodies and creepy confections will be haunting the parks! From September 15th all the way through the big day — October 31st! — keep an eye out for all the extra spooky selections!

You’ll be able to scare up treats just about anywhere you go! Candy Kitchens such as the Candy Palace in Disneyland and Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure will bring back the Jack Skellington Apple!

Jack Skellington Apple

Jack Skellington Apple

Jack couldn’t resist bringing along a couple of his pals… the classic Minnie Witch Apple and the Poison Skull Apple. [Read more…]

The DFB Bi-Coastal Disney Grilled Cheese Crawl!!!!!!

If you haven’t heard the big news, I’m here to deliver it: April is Grilled Cheese Month. And that, my friends, is a food holiday that we can totally get behind.

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Because we know of a BUNCH of seriously worthy grilled cheese choices in the Disney parks and resorts that we can’t wait to tell you about!

And if you love what you see here, be sure to check out our 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, which includes tons of bonus features, like fun food crawls throughout Walt Disney World!

Now pack your bags and your stretchy pants, cause it’s time to head to both coasts to partake in the Disney Food Blog Grilled Cheese Crawl!

(Should there be Rocky music playing here or something? I feel like there should be.)

Who’s coming with? Let’s go!

Our first stop: Walt Disney World! 

Pimento Grilled Cheese, Planet Hollywood Observatory

If you were there with us when Planet Hollywood Observatory opened (or actually, reopened) its doors earlier this year, then you know that we weren’t all that impressed with most of what we tried. But there was one standout: the Pimento Grilled Cheese.

Pimento Grilled Cheese -- Up Close

Pimento Grilled Cheese — Up Close

The triple decker sandwich is two meals in one. First, you have a fairly traditional Grilled Cheese, spiced up with the addition of Pimento Cheese. But then, the second story involved super cheesy Mac and Cheese layered between crunchy Grilled Bread. Yep, that’s A Layer of Carbs on Top of More Carbs. And we are completely fine with that. [Read more…]

New DFB Video: Secret Menu (??????) at Cove Bar in Disney California Adventure

It’s Friday, and that can mean only ONE thing: Happy Hour!

And for today’s installment of our DFB YouTube Video Series, we’re coming to you from Cove Bar in Disney California Adventure!

Welcome back to Cover Bar!

Welcome back to Cove Bar!

Earlier this week, we started you off with a Mocktail Crawl around Walt Disney World. But today, we’re checking out some of the drinks featured on the Cove Bar’s Secret Menu…which are TOTALLY NOT MOCKTAILS. Just FYI. [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: January 31, 2016

Happy last day of January! It’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy our weekly round-up of the most delicious Disney food news.

Mini Tarts!

Mini Tarts!

We are so excited to announce the grand launch of the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2016 e-book! The Guide is fully updated for 2016 vacations and is available for purchase and download to help you make the most of your dining plans at Walt Disney World!

And to celebrate the grand launch of the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2016 you can use code HAPPYPLACE to get a $4 discount off the cover price!

We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…

Disney Food News

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Dining in Disneyland Review: The New Cove Bar Expansion in Disney California Adventure

Disney California Adventure has removed the Donald Duck meet and greet gazebo on Paradise Pier for a very good reason; Cove Bar expansion! The new seating is adjacent to the existing bar. (If you are a Donald fan, don’t fret… Donald has been moved over to Buena Vista Street and he now has Daisy there as his companion.)

Welcome Back to Cove Bar!

Welcome Back to Cove Bar!

I’m sure your first thought is, “Awesome, more seats, less wait!” But alas, this is far from the truth. I recently when to check out the expansion and some new menu items.  It was a Friday just before noon and we still waited 45 minutes for a party of 2.  Personally I think the Cove Bar is worth the wait, but I also think that if they filled the whole pier with Cove Bar seating, there would still be a long wait.  It’s THAT good.  You can see that others agree with me.  This is the line we waited in.

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