Review: Cookies & Cream Funnel Cake at Oasis Canteen in Walt Disney World

Oasis Canteen is an Indiana Jones-style snack spot where guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can pick up funnel cakes, cold drinks, and floats. We love the design of the kiosk, with its industrial details and aged signs.

Oasis Canteen

Oasis Canteen

And right now, there’s a totally indulgent funnel cake on the menu that you’re definitely gonna want to add to your how-much-sugar-can-I-eat-on-vacation list (we’re not the only ones with one of those, right?): Cookies & Cream Funnel Cake!

[Read more…]

Two Great Ways to Skip the Lines at Walt Disney World’s Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land is opening this month, and we are totally freaking out! With two new rides — Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers — and a new quick service joint — Woody’s Lunch Box — plus tons of playful, larger-than-life toys and character meets, our heads are spinning! (Good thing we’ve gathered everything there is to know before Toy Story Land opens here!)

Toy Story Land Concept ©Disney

Toy Story Land Concept ©Disney

But as with any new addition to Walt Disney World, crowds during the opening days (and months!) of Toy Story Land are sure to be massive. But there are some ways to beat the crowds in this brand new land, and it’s all about technology!

[Read more…]

36 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Walt Disney World!

One of the most exciting things about visiting Walt Disney World Resort is that there is always something new to experience — even if you’ve been hundreds of times. Here we’ve gathered 36 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Walt Disney World — so let’s all go try something new!

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle

1. Experience the Magic Kingdom Flag Retreat

This moving Magic Kingdom experience requires no Fastpass+ — just a desire to participate in a formal flag lowering ceremony held at the Magic Kingdom flagpole in front of the Walt Disney Railroad Station. The ceremony includes fanfare by trumpets, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and the singing of God Bless America and the Star Spangled Banner accompanied by the philharmonic.

Main Street, U.S.A., Flag

Main Street, U.S.A., Flag

After the lowering and folding of the flag, a guest veteran is handed the flag and a short procession up Main Street, U.S.A., is accompanied by a medley of U.S. military songs. This event takes place daily, so check with Guest Services or the Times Guide to find out when to watch!

2. Drink up — for free!

[Read more…]

NEW: Kylo Ren and BB-9E Cupcakes at Backlot Express in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is, as you know, undergoing a tremendous expansion. Toy Story Land opens in one month (on June 30), and we recently learned that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in late fall 2019! And don’t forget those brand new details about this incredible new land!

Black Spires Outpost on Batuu ©Disney/Lucasfilm

Black Spires Outpost on Batuu ©Disney/Lucasfilm

If you’re itching to get a taste of the Star Wars fun at Hollywood Studios, Backlot Express has had your back for years with a menu featuring Star Wars-themed eats!

[Read more…]

YUM! Onion Petals at Rosie’s All-American Cafe in Disney World

Located on Sunset Boulevard, Rosie’s All-American Cafe at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a counter service joint serving up — you guessed it! — American style eats amidst World War II-inspired decor. In the past this place has been one of my least favorite counter service spots. But recently…there have been some changes!

Rosie's All-American Café

Rosie’s All-American Café

Updated menu items include a Fried Green Tomato Sandwich…and this awesome and amazing new snack that’s been added to the menu!

[Read more…]

Disney World’s Toy Story Land: What YOU Need to Know BEFORE It Opens!

Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World opens on June 30, and to say that we’re excited is a serious understatement! Shrinking to the size of a toy? Experiencing new rides? Seeing all the larger-than-life characters we’ve loved for decades in their glory? Yes, please! (Woody’s already there to greet us! See?!)

Toy Story Land says HOWDY!

Toy Story Land says HOWDY!

So to tide us over until the land opens, we’ve been scouring the news for information about what we can expect in terms of attractions, rides, food, and merchandise — and we thought you’d want to see it all, too! So here we’ve gathered everything we know about Toy Story Land!

[Read more…]

NEW Details Released for Star Wars Land: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney World!

Just last week, the opening seasons were officially confirmed for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland (Summer 2019) and Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World (late Fall 2019).

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

And tonight in Hollywood Studios, guests at the Star Wars: Galactic Nights event were treated to a panel discussion featuring Walt Disney Imagineers who are working hard behind the scenes (down to visiting film sets for inspiration) to make the planet of Batuu a reality for all of us traveling to Disney World’s Star Wars Land — Galaxy’s Edge — starting next year!

[Read more…]

What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Coronado Springs Resort: May 26, 2018

We’re baaaaaack with more What’s New! This time we’re at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where the Incredibles are popping up everywhere and at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort where tower construction is well on its way! So c’mon!

Artist's Rendering of the New Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort © Disney

Artist’s Rendering of the New Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort © Disney

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Updates

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Menus and Eats

It’s hot in central Florida, and it isn’t cooling off any time soon. So you’ll want to keep your cool by sipping on a Strawberry Lemonade with an optional shot of Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum. We found this at the popcorn cart to the left of the Chinese Theater.

Popcorn Cart's Strawberry Lemonade

Popcorn Cart’s Strawberry Lemonade

[Read more…]

21 Myths About Walt Disney World Food DEBUNKED

The World of Disney food is a complex and ever-changing one, and that makes keeping track of it all darn near impossible. That’s why you have us. ;) Here we will unravel 21 of the most prolific Myths About Walt Disney World food!

Ready to Head to Disney World?

Ready to Head to Disney World?

1. The kids’ menu is only for kids.

Y’all, if your vacation is packed full of Advance Dining Reservations and tasty quick service joints, you’ll want to know that this myth doesn’t hold water. Anyone can order from the kids’ menu — and if you or your traveling companions have eyes that are bigger than your stomachs, the kids’ menu might be just right for you! Often you can find similar offerings, both common (like chicken nuggets at Columbia Harbour House) and not so common (like sustainable fish bowls at Satu’li Canteen).

Kids' Chicken Nuggets Meal

Kids’ Chicken Nuggets Meal

Whether you’re looking to save stomach space, hate wasting food, or want to save a little money, don’t neglect the kids’ menu!

2. Only sit-down restaurants are high quality.

[Read more…]

The Disney Food Trend We Can’t Seem To Escape…

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort tend to jump on particular food trends and…never let go. Right now, it’s all about the Push Pop.

The craze started slowly back in 2015 during Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival when France introduced the Peach Iced Tea ice pop.

A Grown-Up Ice Pop Debuts at the Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen in the France Pavilion

A Grown-Up Ice Pop Debuts at the Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen in the France Pavilion

Then France served the Ice Pop Pomme (an apple flavored alcoholic ice pop!) at that year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Ice Pop Pomme at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2015

Ice Pop Pomme at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2015

[Read more…]