Photo Tour: Memento Mori Haunted Mansion Specialty Shop in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Welcome, Foolish Mortals… to Memento Mori, the new Haunted Mansion gift shop in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square!

Memento Mori sign

Memento Mori sign

“Materializing” on October 6th, this spot (formerly Yankee Trader) is situated right by the Haunted Mansion, naturally. (The Haunted Mansion never HAD a gift shop, and Disney needed to remedy that, of course.) And we’re dying to show you Haunted Mansion fans some of the gems tucked inside… (and, yep — there are LOTS of awesome kitchen items and food-related goodies to share, too)!

Memento Mori gift shop

Memento Mori gift shop

But seriously, this place is pretty awesome. I wandered the store for nearly an hour just trying to take it all in. Here are a couple of pics of the “atmosphere” around the top of the display areas.

Memento Mori Atmosphere

Memento Mori Atmosphere

Memento Mori Atmosphere

Memento Mori Atmosphere

If you can’t get to the shop in person, some of [Read more…]

What’s New Around Disney World: August 12, 2014

It’s time to take another trip around the World, from Downtown Disney to EPCOT… and we’ll be visiting all sorts of Disney Resorts along the way! Strap in, folks, because there’s always something to find when you’re searching for What’s New at Disney World with the DFB!

DOWNTOWN DISNEY

Construction

The name of the game all over Downtown Disney these days continues to be, of course, construction for the transformation into Disney Springs. Here are a few recent shots of what will be The Boathouse restaurant, which seems to be coming along nicely.

The Boathouse construction

The Boathouse construction

The Boathouse construction

The Boathouse construction

The Smokehouse

On the West Side, The Smokehouse has introduced a new item: Smokehouse Nachos!

The Smokehouse

The Smokehouse

The Smokehouse Menu

The Smokehouse Menu

The Nachos can be customized with [Read more…]

Spotted! Character Kitchen Towel Sets in Disney World

What is it with all the seriously cool kitchen stuff arriving on shelves at Disney World lately?

We were thrilled to see the new line of Princess and Villains mugs; and we were so excited for the opening of the Marketplace Co-op, which offers some awesome kitchenware paying homage to some of our favorite attractions and lands.

And then recently I happened across these Alice in Wonderland Dish Towels!

Alice in Wonderland Character towel set

Alice in Wonderland Character towel set

Each set features a pair of towels – the pictures I took show off both of the towels available in each set. The Alice in Wonderland and Queen of Hearts Set is similar the other sets in that they each have one thicker terry cloth-type towel and a lighter one that is more of a quilted style. And just look at the details on the Alice towel.

Alice in Wonderland Towel

Alice in Wonderland Towel

The Belle Dish Towel Set features a Belle towel, and also a tribute to the “Be Our Guest” number in the film – perfect for the kitchen!

Beauty and the Beast Towel Set

Beauty and the Beast Towel Set

With the new Maleficent movie (as well as the dragon’s showstopping, fire-breathing turn in the new Festival of Fantasy parade), we’re sure to be seeing a lot of this most notorious of Disney Villains. So it’s no surprise that there’s a Maleficent Dish Towel Set as well.

Maleficent towel set

Maleficent towel set

If you look closely at the damask-pattern towel, you’ll see the face of Maleficent appear.

Maleficent closeup

Maleficent closeup

Does your kitchen tend to produce more “Sweet” (Minnie) dishes…

Minnie towel set

Minnie towel set

… or “Spicy” [Read more…]

Disney Gift Guide: Save an Additional 15% on Fun Disney Food Gifts!

Ho Ho Ho, everyone! Do you have all of your Christmas shopping finished yet? What about your decorating?

If the answer is NO, I have some great news. We bumped our regular Friday gift guide to Monday this week because The Disney Store online is having a terrific sale, TODAY ONLY! You’ll receive 15% off your total order — store-wide — plus free shipping on $75 or more with promo code MAGICAL.

So, to celebrate saving money, we’ve put together some fun Disney food finds for your favorite friends! (Remember, the discount is store-wide, so these are just our suggestions. ;-D)

Delicious Disney Cookbook

When your attention turns away from decking the halls and back to the kitchen, we have a few gifts that will be perfect for your favorite Disney food fan who’d like to bring the magic home.

For the gourmet, check out Delicious Disney Cookbook. Perfect for your friend who likes to try their hand at the yummy restaurant recipes found throughout Disney.

Delicious Disney Cookbook

Personalizable Mickey Mouse Kitchen Towel

If you’re looking for something that friends can use year-round, check out the Mickey Mouse Kitchen Towel. And it’s personalizable — perfect for the friends who just moved into that new house, or just got married!

Red Mickey Mouse Kitchen Towel -- Personalizable -- Available in Red

Light Up Disney Village “Mickey’s Ice Cream Shop” by Dept. 56

Here’s a fun, unique Disney touch for your coffee table or under the tree. Check out this Light Up Disney Village “Mickey’s Ice Cream Shop” by Dept. 56. A perfect addition to your holiday village.

Light Up Disney Village "Mickey's Ice Cream Shop" by Dept. 56

Vinylmation Jingle Smells 2 Series Ornaments

Some serious cute — and cool! That’s what I think of the [Read more…]