News: Tangaroa Terrace and Trader Sam’s to Open in Disneyland Hotel

Tangaroa Terrace Restaurant and Trader Sam’s Bar will open in Spring 2011 as part of the Disneyland Hotel renovation. As the Disneyland Hotel keeps its nostalgic atmosphere, the new restaurant is a tribute to the Tahitian Terrace that resided in Adventureland from 1962-1993.

Tangaroa Terrace

Interestingly, Disney World’s Polynesian Resort once had a flourishing restaurant called Tangaroa Terrace; and you’ll remember Trader Sam as the name of the Jungle Cruise’s “head salesman.”

Named after one of the tiki gods from the Enchanted Tiki Room, Tangaroa Terrace will [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: Celebrating Mardi Gras and Family Fun Weekends at The French Market

Celebrate Mardi Gras and Family Fun Weekends at French Market in Disneyland! Heather Sievers, our Dining in Disneyland columnist, has more!

Chip and Dale

With Disneyland’s Family Fun Weekends in full swing, it’s time for a Mardi Gras celebration.  Surprisingly, after years and years of being an annual passholder, I had never once been to The French Market.  When I eat in that area it’s usually for a Monte Cristo at Cafe Orleans.  Because of the special Mardi Gras menu, I decided to branch out and try [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: The (Not So Mini) Mini Cupcake Sampler

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Dining in Disneyland columnist Heather Sievers reports on some serious deliciousness from Disneyland!

The mini cupcake sampler from Marceline’s Confectionery has been on my radar for months.  As a regular visitor to Marceline’s in Downtown Disney, I’ve been eyeing it the past several trips.  The problem: we’re usually on our way to dinner or to the parks, and a box of cupcakes is not something I’m interested in carrying around.

Cupcake Shopping at Marceline's in Downtown Disney

So, a few visits ago, I decided I’d pick it up on our way home and do my “research” in the privacy of my own kitchen. I mean, it probably would have looked a little bizarre cutting each cupcake in half, photographing them and then passing them all around to my family of test tasters to get opinions…

On this particular day, they were also preparing the cupcakes in Marceline’s candy kitchen viewing area, so I got to see them being put [Read more…]

Review: Disney’s Soda Fountain & Studio Store in Hollywood

Dining in Disneyland columnist Heather Sievers has an awesome review of a Disney food location that many of us haven’t seen…

When most people hear the word Disney, they don’t think of Hollywood.  However, located right across the street from Grauman’s (aka Mann’s) Chinese Theatre, there is a very fun place that many Disney fans may have not had a chance to visit.

Disney’s Soda Fountain & Studio Store is conveniently connected to [Read more…]

New Menu at Disneyland’s Village Haus

Disneyland’s Village Haus has some delicious-looking new menu items! Thanks to Jobber99 (aka Jon Chua) and he and his wife’s trusty flickr photo streams, we have some pics! Thanks again, guys!

The new menu includes…

Angus ⅓ lb. Pastrami Cheeseburger
Angus chuck burger, pastrami, pickles, caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, lettuce and a creamy horseradish sauce

Angus Pastrami Burger

Chicken Sausage
Topped with sauerkraut served in [Read more…]

A Vegetarian in Disney: Oscar’s Potatoes Recipe

Disney World Moms Panelist Kathie F. brought us some great insights into dining vegetarian in Disney World, and today she’s walking us through a favorite vegetarian recipe from Carnation Cafe in Disneyland! Stay tuned to see more tips, tricks, and recipes from Kathie about going Vegetarian in Disney!

Oscar's Choice: The Cafe Scramble

Being a Disney geek, I naturally follow the official Disney Parks Blog. Imagine my delight when one of this past week’s posts combined some of my favorite things: Disney & Food. And, not just anything to do with food, but a vegetarian recipe that I could make at home to give me a little “Disney Fix” in the middle of a cold and snowy winter!

The post I’m referring to was for “Oscar’s Potatoes” by a favorite Disney foodie of mine: [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: February 6, 2011

Disney Dream's Enchanted Garden

Welcome to February, my food-loving friends! Dare I say — not a whole lot of Disney Food news this week, so let’s jump right into the round-up!

Kevin Kidney‘s got part II of his Disneyland Chicken of the Sea ‘spective!

Main Street Gazette reports on a brand new spot to get your favorite treat in the Magic Kingdom, a la Fantasyland refub!

DLRP Today has news on some discounts at McDoh’s in Disneyland Resort Paris — and news on how the Earl of Sandwich construction is going!

Studios Central reviews Sci Fi Dine-In in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Skimbaco Food showcases a Curried Carrot and Apple Soup recipe from the Enchanted Garden on the Disney Dream cruise ship.

Unlimited Thinking blogs about eating gluten-free on the Disney Wonder cruise ship.

Snack Series: Disneyland’s Cherry Granola Muffin

Every time I visit Disneyland, I take a peek inside the Blue Ribbon Bakery on Main Street to see if there is anything new and exciting.  When I saw this cute little number with a cherry on top, I decided that my arm would not need to be twisted to try it.  I mean Cherry Granola.  That sounds healthy right?  Granola?  Isn’t that good for you!?!

Cherry Granola Muffin

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Disneyland has created this tasty little treat that won’t be around long.  This seasonal muffin looks a little like a cupcake, but it’s not at all as sweet.

After purchasing one, my friend and I went over to my favorite little “stoop” a few doors down from the Blue Ribbon Bakery and took a seat on the stairs that are [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: Valentine’s Day Treats

We’re back with more Dining in Disneyland fun! It’s February and Disneyland is ready — a variety of fun Valentine’s Day treats can be found throughout the Anaheim Resort.  We found these tasty treats at both the Candy Palace on Main Street and at Marceline’s in Downtown Disney.

Mickey & Minnie Cupcakes

More treats after the jump… [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: Catal Review

The next review in our Dining in Disneyland column from Heather Sievers!

I’ve dined at Catal in Downtown Disney, Anaheim, a few times, but this last visit was definitely worth writing home — I mean to you guys — about. The funny thing about this dinner is that we were going for a light, inexpensive dinner; we were just going to share something or get a few appetizers. Nothing major. I wasn’t even sure it would be review worthy, but I did bring my camera, just in case… . Well, that all changed when we sat down and cracked open our menus. We decided to go big!

Atmosphere
Catal is located smack in the middle of Downtown Disney, Anaheim. It is a [Read more…]