Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort has announced a new executive chef to oversee the hotels’ seventeen dining establishments!
Editor’s Update, August 9, 2018: Please note: the text regarding the refurbishment has been removed from Disney World’s website and the dates mentioned in this post are now open for booking. It appears that — for the moment — the refurbishment has been cancelled.
In the world of Walt Disney World dining, Be Our Guest Restaurant has been a guest favorite since day one. But for four days this month, the popular restaurant will close for a brief refurbishment.
From August 20-24, 2018, Be Our Guest Restaurant will be closed. Guests hoping to snag breakfast, lunch, or dinner as walk-up diners will have to look elsewhere. (We offer some alternatives here!)
Disney Vacation Club members and their friends have a whole new experience to look forward to now through October, as Disney kicked off a brand new DVC Beverage Tasting Series Thursday, July 27.
So, we’re pretty much running around like crazy people with all of the killer snacks and souvenir stuff coming out of Disney World and Disneyland lately.
There were near riots over the Beauty and the Beast Rose Tumbler a few months back. And we’re loving the Pirates Skull Mug — with Dole Whip of course.
But that’s not all. There are also some outrageously fantastic themed foods, like doughnuts that give you super powers in Disneyland. (That’s right, right? Like I didn’t miss something there, I’m pretty sure.)
Wow! It is amazing to think of all the new stuff happening in the world of Disney Food right now!
With new signature dining options at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, plus more excitement to come when Rivers of Light debuts, we’re on high alert. And Pandora, The World of Avatar is just around the corner…
And there has been a dizzying amount of activity at Disney Springs, with so many new openings. And with the relaunch of Planet Hollywood Observatory and Paddlefish, plus The Edison coming soon, there’s more to come.
So there’s never been a better — or more important — time for dedicated Disney Food Fans to be clued in to the very best source for all of your Disney Food News.
And that’s why you should join the DFB Newsletter today!
But I’m a daily DFB Reader!! What could I possibly be missing in the DFB Newsletter?
Lots! It’s simple: there’s SO much happening at Disney. And sometimes, especially when it comes to breaking news like Free Dining Offers or Brand New Restaurants or Special Events, it’s important to get the news as soon as possible. And that’s where the DFB Newsletter comes in. [Read more…]
Summer is here, and there is SO much coming into the world of Disney Food!
Can you believe all that’s happening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? We are so excited about all of the new counter service eats and snacks that seem to be popping up daily! Tiffins Restaurant and Nomad Lounge, Animal Kingdom’s first foray into signature dining, will open soon. And with the beginning of Rivers of Light (and the rumor of Dinner Packages), we know that there’s plenty of new stuff to come in the next couple of months.
It’s a lot to keep straight!! So aren’t you glad we’re here to bring you all the Disney Food News First? 😉
But AJ — I read Disney Food Blog daily. Do I really need to subscribe, too?
For sure! Here’s why: there’s SO much happening at Disney. And sometimes, especially when it comes to breaking news like Free Dining Offers or Brand New Restaurants or Special Events, it’s important to get the news as soon as possible. And that’s where the DFB Newsletter comes in. [Read more…]
We have big news from Epcot today!
The 2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Menus are Finally Here!
With less than two weeks to go before the opening of the 2016 Flower and Garden Festival, we have the full list of menus for the super popular Outdoor Kitchens! Mark your calendars — the Festival lasts from March 2 through May 30.
These Outdoor Kitchens, which are similar to Marketplace Booths that dominate the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, feature delicious small plates and all kinds of refreshing beverages that allow you to taste fresh flavors from the garden.
There are lots and lots of new things to try. A brand new Outdoor Kitchen will debut in 2016. La Isla Fresca will feature food and drink with Caribbean flair.
And we’re excited to see plenty of our favorites return, like the Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapeños from the Smokehouse Outdoor Kitchen!
Although we said goodbye to Buttercup Cottage, the UK-inspired Outdoor Kitchen, in 2015, we have great news! The Cider House, which features a menu similar to Buttercup, will join the lineup this year! Find this new spot in the UK Pavilion. [Read more…]
Allright, Food & Wine Festival fans… we have some NEWS for you today!
Dates for the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival have been added to the Disney World website! The dates are (drum roll, please)…
September 25 – November 16, 2015!
Once again in 2015, the Festival is running for seven weeks! Unlike last year, however, the additional week is extending the Festival further into the month of November (as opposed to starting one week earlier than usual, as in 2014). As always — note that these dates are subject to change.
An additional week in the cooler fall temps… what’s not to love?!? And this is just the beginning. Keep your eyes on the Disney Food Blog and the DFB Newsletter as we prepare for what WE consider the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!!
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Are you excited for news about this year’s Food & Wine Festival? Please let us know with a comment!
While construction continues at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, we were thrilled this week to share a first look at the refurbished Captain Cook’s. Find out what new entrees we tried!
Click below for all the details on this week’s Disney Food News!
Disney Food News
- Take a photo tour of the newly reopened Captain Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World!
- Plan ahead for New Year’s Eve in Disney World.
- Celebrate the Great Irish Hooley at Disney World’s Raglan Road.
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, New Dessert at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (it sounds so good!), and more!
DFB Reader Finds
Red. Velvet. Cake. That’s right! Today, we’re sharing photos of Red Velvet goodies from Disney World.
Facebook Friend Akemi enticed our appetites with this gorgeous photo of Red Velvet Cake at Wolfgang Puck in Downtown Disney Orlando.
If you’re looking for a counter-service dessert, one of our favorites — the Red Velvet Cupcake from the Contempo Cafe — was shared by Facebook Friend Marion.
What’s your Favorite Find? Send it in!
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Inside the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2014, you’ll find:
- Four free, downloadable worksheets for planning your trip. These worksheets are designed to help you execute all the steps of planning the perfect Disney dining experience. And they’re reusable for all of your future trips!
- Seven sample one-day dining itineraries to help you start the planning process. There are hundreds of dining options in Disney World. These examples, which highlight particular theme parks, touring styles, and dietary needs, will help you get an idea of what a perfect dining day might look like for you and your family.
- A full chapter on discounts to apply to your Disney Dining experiences.
- A comprehensive index of bars and lounges. Disney Food Blog readers asked for this feature, and we were happy to make it happen! An often under-appreciated option for both dining and entertainment, we devote a whole index to the topic. Every single bar and lounge in Disney World is covered — and includes a review!
- Details about how the My Magic+ Planning System and FastPass+ affect your vacation planning.
- Scavenger Hunts, Trivia, and Top 5 List updates to pass the time while you’re waiting in line.
- Disney Food Bingo Cards — a whole new way to play with your Disney food!
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