The Croissant Doughnut has had a few homes in Epcot over the years since making its debut.
There’s so much going on in Epcot! They are getting ready for the Festival of the Arts to open next week, adding new rides, attractions, restaurants, and even more. This visit was jam-packed with updates!
Let’s dive into all of the updates and start in Future World at one of our first stops on every visit — Fountain View for Coffee and Cupcakes!
If you have a sweet tooth this is the Halloween Time stop for you. Schmoozies is serving up a Croissant Donut, Caramel Apple Smoothie, and Whoopie Pie. And yes, we got all three of them!
Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival is a fabulous opportunity to eat lots of great food and to drink lots of great drinks. And while we know we’ll be putting some of our returning favorites on our must-eat list — we also make a second list: New Stuff We Can’t Wait to Try! (Yeah, we’re all about lists here at DFB!)
And this is that list — including a few items we got the chance to sample recently!
Guinness Baileys Shake – Ireland
The new Guinness Bailey’s Shake from the Ireland booth got us all kinds of excited when we saw it on the menu! We were expecting a frozen, creamy drink with a powerful hit of Guinness and Baileys — and that’s just what we got when we tried it during a preview! PLUS it comes with the glass! We can’t wait to try it again!
The Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar is brand new this year, and the offerings sound incredible! Mimosas include varieties like the Tropical Mimosa and the Madras Mimosa (which we have tried!), and there’s a tasty-sounding, kid-friendly drink called Frozen Apple Pie!
But aside from those intriguing drinks, the Mimosa Bar is also serving up pastries like an Almond Croissant and a Cheese Danish with Sweet Icing! One of each, please! [Read more…]
Not that we need any excuse to dig into our favorite donuts (at the Disney Parks and in the real world!), but today is National Donut Day, so we’re basically obligated to eat as many donuts as possible.
But let us take a moment to wipe the glaze from our chins so we can bring you some of the coolest, tastiest donuts at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort! Grab a napkin, folks!
1. Main Street Plaza Ice Cream Parlor’s Donut Sundae in Magic Kingdom
It’s a New Year!!!
And to ring it in, there are some NEW GOURMET HOT DOGS coming to one of our very favorite Counter Service spots… Casey’s Corner in the Magic Kingdom!
Casey’s is, of course, THE quintessential place to enjoy a dog in Disney World. While you can always grab a standard hot dog to top at the condiment bar, Casey’s has also long been home to the classic Chili-Cheese Hot Dog and the less traditional Barbecue Slaw Dog (in addition to the fan favorite Corn Dog Nuggets).
But you may notice something new on the menu during your next visit to Casey’s… and any subsequent visits after that. Because a new rotating specialty menu will feature new Hot Dogs every month.
And they’re starting with a foot-long version of the Mac & Cheese and Bacon-topped Hot Dog! [Read more…]
Here we goooooooooo!
Be Our Guest Restaurant -- Breakfast
After opening in 2012, Be Our Guest Restaurant was an instant sensation for disney-goers, and it has since become THE reservation to get when you’re planning a trip to the World.
BOG has a long history of “firsts.” The table-service dinner at the French, Beauty and the Beast-inspired restaurant features alcohol in the Magic Kingdom for the first time ever, the lunch meal became the first to offer dining FastPass+ bookings (no longer offered), and subsequently lunch just became the first counter-service restaurant to require reservations to dine.
Now, Be Our Guest’s counter-service breakfast is also taking Advance Dining Reservations!
And today we’ve got a fun FIRST LOOK at all of the food for you. We’ll have a full review on Monday with our fancy camera pics, but I couldn’t wait to share a few phone pics with you this morning!
UPDATE: Please note that as of June 2015, the initial test phase of breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant has been extended and Advance Dining Reservations are currently available through October 3, 2015.
There’s nothing like an early morning romp through the Magic Kingdom — especially when the park is totally empty (well, almost)!
And that’s one of the many benefits of booking a “before-the-park-opens” meal at one of Magic Kingdom’s breakfast restaurants. Not only do you get some great photo ops, but you’re also done with breakfast and ALREADY IN THE PARK just in time to get to the front of the line at your favorite rides as soon as they open.
But, our favorite attractions are always the restaurants, so we couldn’t wait to cross that bridge over to the Beast’s Castle and enjoy breakfast at Be Our Guest for the first time ever.
Check-in was at two umbrella’d tables in front of the main [Read more…]
Last December, we were thrilled to report that Epcot had jumped on the cronut wagon!
Epcot’s Refreshment Port (if you’re walking from Canada, you’ll find the Port immediately before the paths that take you into Future World) quietly introduced them with this unassuming sign listing “Croissant Doughnut.”
Of course, “Croissant Doughnuts” is quite an apt description for these fried pastries formed out of rings of croissant dough (plus, as I mentioned in the previous post, the name “cronut” is trademarked — so legal stuffs and whatever).
We tried ’em. We loved ’em. But guess what!!
Not only are the cronuts still in full swing at the Refreshment Port… you can now get them A LA MODE.
You need to approach the counter to see this option: it’s on a small sign near the registers, so you can’t find it on the regular display… at least, not yet.
Just take a look!
The ice cream is a generous portion of vanilla soft serve. If you want ice cream with every bite, you’re set!
Of course, I had to get the regular (non a la mode) cronut for a side by side comparison… all in the name of proper research, of course 😉 .
Everything that we love about the cronut to begin with [Read more…]
Along with holiday treats, we spotted some more interesting Disney Food news this week. Did you see the new sign for Spice Road Table?? It’s awesome! 2014 will bring this brand new tapas restaurant to Epcot’s Morocco!
For more details, just click on the links below!
Disney Food News
- Check out the new signage for Epcot’s Spice Road Table restaurant in Walt Disney World!
- The World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck rolled into Downtown Disney!
- We spotted new holiday treats at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
- The Cronut (or Croissant Doughnut) is being served at Epcot’s Refreshment Port.
- Disneyland visitors will find a new treat available in January — the Gourmet Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Apple!
- Disneyland’s Jingle Jangle Jamboree features cookie decorating and special snacks.
- Dole Whip and Popcorn scented air fresheners spotted in Disney World!
Of course, there’s more! Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including restaurant closures!
DFB Reader Finds
Reader Abby tweeted a delicious find from Disneyland — the Chocolate Coffee Yule Log! You’ll find this seasonal treat at Plaza Inn!
Our buddy, disneynorth, tweeted this little beauty. There’s nothing better than a classic!
Thanks for sharing your delicious finds with us!
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On to the Round-Up!
Mickey Fix shares yet another fun gift idea — the Mickey Mouse Jelly Belly candy dispenser!
disZine reports on seasonal meals and treats at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney district.
Walt Disney World for Grown Ups shares a Private Dining Experience at the Grand Floridian Resort.
Designing Disney researches the design history for a Disneyland Paris restaurant — Fuente del Oro Restaurante.