The cult favorite is available at The Lava Shack in Aulani. The poolside shop is your spot to stock up on beach and pool gear, but they also offer a selection of snacks, beverages, and frozen treats. This is also a great stop for grabbing a [Read more…]
Editor’s Note: The Cheshire Cake Cups have been discontinued as of late Summer 2015. We’ll update you if/when they’ll return (because there will be shouts of rejoicing.)
We’re back with another installment in The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Disney series!
Snacks are a big deal around here. Heck, we plan entire events and crawls around them! And it’s clear Disney thinks snacking is where it’s at, too. We’re seeing more and more small plates restaurants open. Spots like Tutto Gusto, Spice Road Table, and The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge cater to the grazing crowd.
Today, we’re talking about some of our favorite snacks that we enjoy nearly every time we visit Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Dig out your stretchy pants, or plan to do an extra lap on the treadmill, and let’s do this!
Cheshire Cake Cup
Who doesn’t love a ginormous cupcake? You know I’m a big fan of these edible works of art. But at the end of the day, I pretty much see them as frosting delivery systems. So you can imagine my delight when I got wind of Cake Cups at Magic Kingdom’s Cheshire Cafe!
Layers of alternating cake and frosting make a parfait-style dessert that’s hard to resist.
I know, I know. I talk about these a lot. But I figure if there’s something I NEVER miss when I’m at the Magic Kingdom, I should take every opportunity to suggest it so you don’t miss it either.
Two new, equally gorgeous varieties have recently made an appearance — White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts versions! Expanding the cake cup line? We are ALL IN.
These are the closest snacks I’ve found to them just giving me a bowl of frosting and a spoon, soooooo, yeah.
Next up is one of my favorite Disney snacks of all time, the classic Dole Whip.
Oh, sure, you have your cult classics. Your Turkey Legs. Your Mickey Bars. And they’re great. But if there’s one snack I must have every time I’m at either Disneyland (umbrellas and cherries!!!!) or Walt Disney World, it’s some variety of Dole Whip.
This creamy pineapple-flavored soft serve made news here on Disney Food Blog for a different reason last year, when we brought you word not of what it is — but what it isn’t! Seems that our favorite Disney chilly treat is now Vegan, Dairy Free, and Gluten Free!
So if you’re looking to indulge in a creamy, delicious snack, but [Read more…]
Wow! We have a plethora of Disney food news to highlight this week. Whether you start by digging into updates on the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival or skip ahead to read about Kouzzina’s replacement, we think you’ll find some interesting tidbits. And don’t forget to check out our photo update of the NEW Club 33 in Disneyland!
One of our favorite items — the Disneyland Dole Whip new souvenir Tiki Cup or Bowl. Happy Belated Birthday, Disneyland!
You’ll find all the news on Disney food below; happy reading!
Disney Food News
- Check out our FIRST look of the NEW Club 33 in Disneyland!
- Get a Souvenir Tiki Cup or Bowl with your Dole Whip at Disneyland’s Tiki Juice Bar!
- We have more detailed information about the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Check out Special Events prices, booking date, and more menu updates, early booking for Chase Disney cardholders, culinary and beverage seminar details, and Festival Cookbook news!
- Have you heard the big news out of Disney’s BoardWalk Resort? The restaurant replacing Kouzzina is Trattoria al Forno!
- Epcot’s L’artisan des Glaces added a brand new flavor to its list of homemade ice cream: Cinnamon, Caramelized Apple, & Crumble Crunch!
- What’s New around Walt Disney World? Frozen-themed treats, unique souvenirs, and menu changes at a few of our favorite resort restaurants.
What?! 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, Chai Cream no longer offered at Sanaa, Napa Rose Refurbishment, Tables in Wonderland Updates, and more!
DFB Reader Finds
Facebook Friend Sharon shared two great pictures from Artist Point in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. First up — Coast to Farm Pan-fired Ahi Tuna Lion and Glazed Pork Belly!
Or opt for the Seared Diver Scallops!
Thanks for sharing these gorgeous entrees!
DFB Guide to the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
We’re thrilled to announce the grand launch of the DFB Guide to the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book! With over 220 pages and multiple bonus items, it’s pretty substantial! And just in time to make your plans — general public booking begins on July 31st!
In honor of our grand launch, we have a discount option for DFB readers (as always!). You can get the new mini-guide for $3 off the regular price for a limited time — just use code MENUS at the check-out!
The DFB Guide to the 2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book
The DFB Guide to the 2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book features all the info you need to know before you attend the Food and Wine Festival this year, from what’s NEW this year to touring strategies — and a new section with top tips on how to use MyMagic+ at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
And with the Epcot Food & Wine festival rapidly approaching, the time is now! Booking for festival events opens July 31st at 7AM ET, and our exclusive daily schedule of events is the most efficient way to plan your festival strategy. (Did you purchase a pre-order of the DFB Guide to the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival and not receive your book? Let us know at Support@DFBGuide.com!)
With a detailed schedule of seminars and events for every single day of the festival, it’s a quick, easy way to decide what activities and events you want to book! Don’t waste time flipping between web pages, PDFs, and websites — just find the date you need and we’ve got it all right there in front of you. Just like that!
As always, we’ve made this guide instantly downloadable for your convenience, and easily installed on your mobile devices. It’s a PDF guide with [Read more…]
Ya gotta love souvenir schtuffs, especially if it has a Dole Whip in it!
Found at the original Disney Dole Whip location, The Tiki Juice Bar in Disneyland, the souvenir bowl (and a companion souvenir sipper if you prefer your pineapple juice sans Whip) are now available while supplies last.
What better way to celebrate Disneyland’s 59th Birthday than with a classic Dole Whip in a fun commemorative cup? Don’t forget to take yours in when [Read more…]
The Marketplace Co-op just opened on Friday in Downtown Disney in Disney World, and if you’re looking for items to add to your Disney dream kitchen, your search may be over.
When we got a glimpse of some of the merchandise earlier this year, we thought, “Okay, this could be pretty cool.”
As it turns out… it is COMPLETELY cool!
The Marketplace Co-op is six separate “boutiques” housed inside of what once was one large store (formerly Team Mickey): Beautifully Disney, D-Tech On Demand, The Trophy Room, Cherry Tree Lane, Zoey and Pickles, and Disney Centerpiece.
The space for each section is not huge… but you will not believe the amount of fun stuff they’ve got packed in there! Being the food fans we are, we’re focusing on what’s available at the Disney Centerpiece.
The good news is, some of these items are available online, in case you aren’t able to visit the Co-op anytime soon. If you see a clickable link in our description, it will take you to the place where you can buy it!
Oh, my… where to begin?! How about Adventureland section?
Ceramic Dole Whip Keepsake Box
How can we not start with Dole Whips? At first glance, this ceramic Dole Whip appears to be only that – just a ceramic figurine.
However, you can lift off the lid and store a keepsake in the Dole Whip’s bowl.
I think this would look SO AWESOME on a desk!
Aloha Isle Hurricane Glasses
If you prefer a different homage to your beloved Dole Whip, these Aloha Isle Hurricane Glasses might do the trick.
These “Aloha” plates measure in at 7 inches, for appetizers or desserts… or both .
The companion “Aloha” bowls also come in three color choices: [Read more…]
For this round of “What’s New,” we’ve got food news (and menu changes galore) from every single Disney World park… and beyond! So settle, in, make yourselves comfy, and join us to see What’s New!
We’ll start with the fact that Dole Whip (with or without rum, y’all) can now be found at Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Animal Kingdom’s Africa! (Yep; we’ve had confirmation from Dole that it IS indeed authentic Dole Whip Pineapple Soft Serve.)
But we don’t want to miss the chance to mention that Tamu Tamu has also brought back some old favorites with a recent menu refresh: The Slow-cooked Pulled Beef Sandwich is back (hooray!), along with the return of the Quinoa Salad. The Roasted Chicken Salad and gorgeous Fresh Fruit Salad made the cut from the previous menu.
And I’m very happy to say that the Fresh Fruit Bowl is back in time for summer!
The Fruit Salad has returned to Bradley Falls, too.
Remember, Bradley Falls operates seasonally, so if it’s closed during your visit, it’s good to know you can head over to Tamu Tamu for a Fresh Fruit Bowl.
The Royal Anandapur Tea Company is a perfect spot to grab a cup of hot tea (assorted varieties available) or coffee. However, they’re currently offering some flavored Iced Teas in light of the warmer temps.
Though not food-related, I’d like to offer this next picture as a small tribute. Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade wrapped up its nearly 13-year run as Animal Kingdom makes way for all sorts of new adventures. I don’t think I’m speaking solely for myself when I say this unique, beautiful and fun parade will be missed.
The Lunching Pad has added one more option to its gourmet hot dog selection: the BLT Hot Dog joins the Coney Island Dog and the Philly Cheese Steak Dog.
Now, here’s something you don’t see everyday… this next bit is not a new item, but rather a new [Read more…]
We have galactically good news this week from Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. From Darth Vader (YUM!) to Yoda Cupcakes, Death Star or Lightsaber Glow Cube Drinks, and Darth Vader Popcorn Buckets to Stormtrooper Souvenir Mugs, the force will be with you during Star Wars Weekends!
Also, there’s a NEW place to find Dole Whips in Disney World! Get yours — spiked, of course — at Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
Plus, we have more beverage news — Starbucks and Adult Potions! Click on the links below for details!
Disney Food News
- We’re tasting the specialty beverages available during Star Wars Weekends at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. Will you choose The Force or the Dark Side?
- Get your own Darth Vader popcorn bucket at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World during Star Wars Weekends! Prefer sweets? Then opt for a Darth Vader or Yoda cupcake.
- The newest Disney World Starbucks location is open in Downtown Disney’s Marketplace!
- Cheers to The Glacier — a specialty beverage in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
- Dole Whip debuts in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Tamu Tamu Refreshments!
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, New Pea Risotto at Le Cellier, and more!
DFB Reader Finds
This week, we’re featuring treats from Disneyland!
DFB Reader OurOrdinaryLife spotted this Berliner Doughnut at the Market House. It’s jelly-filled!
Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Animal Kingdom’s Africa offers two things: Cold Drinks!
And Good Eats!
Well, things are about to get a little colder and good…er (?!?). Because starting THIS WEEKEND, Tamu Tamu Refreshments is serving up DOLE WHIPS!!
DOLE WHIPS AT ANIMAL KINGDOM?! WHAAAAAAAAAT?!?
That’s right, friends… you read correctly. Just as Dole Whips have departed the Pineapple Promenade at Epcot with the ending of this year’s Flower & Garden Festival, they’re making their arrival at Tamu Tamu Refreshments!
Here’s the scoop! No floats here, a la Aloha Isle – the ultimate Dole Whip location. BUT you will have the option to spike your Dole Whip with alcohol (if you’re 21-or-over, of course)!
Choices are the same as at the 2014 Flower & Garden Festival’s Pineapple Promenade booth: dark rum or coconut rum.
Based on the prices, we’re thinking sizes will be similar to the [Read more…]
Summer is right around the corner!!
And when the mercury climbs, there’s no better way to cool off at Disney than with one of their top-notch frozen treats!
But how do you choose just one??? Well, let’s be honest. We don’t. We choose, you know, seven.
Today, we’re taking a look at a few of our favorites, all in the name of helping you decide! Aren’t we nice like that? I don’t know about you, but I’m already feeling refreshed!
Hand-Dipped Ice Cream Bars at Clarabelle’s
One of my favorite frozen treat genres is the ice cream bar. After all, there are several foods with sticks on this list!
Choose your Bar — Vanilla, Chocolate, or Mixed Berry Sorbet. And then choose your Dip from Milk or Dark Chocolate. After that, play with toppings by adding one, or all of them! And you walk out with the ice cream bar of your dreams.
The only way they could improve on the concept is by offering [Read more…]
Let’s dig in! We’ve got a hearty portion of Disney Food news to share with you this week. Of course, you’ll want to take a look at the restaurants possibly coming to Disney Springs!!
We also savored the adorable Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae that can now be found at three Disney World locations.
Finally, Star Wars fans were excited to hear about the debut of the “Feel the Force” VIP Dining event. Click on the links below for more information on this new hard-ticketed event and more food news from Disney!
Disney Food News
- Check out the new Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae at the Main Street Ice Cream Parlor and Beaches and Cream Restaurant!
- More restaurants are possibly coming to Disney Springs. Find out the big names that are being considered!
- The new Feel the Force Premium VIP Dining Event package includes VIP viewing with snacks of the Celebrity Motorcade and a Star Wars themed dessert party at a VIP fireworks viewing area!
- We sipped an Iced Cappuccino with ice cream and whipped cream at L’Artisan des Glaces in Epcot’s France Pavilion!
- The Patina Restaurant Group is slated to open a new restaurant at Disney Springs!
- Disney Parks and Resorts are showcasing new merchandise and treats in April!
- Disney merchandise continues to showcase beloved characters from the film “Frozen”! We love the cookies and rice krispies treats recently spotted in Walt Disney World.
- Todd English’s bluezoo debuted a new dinner and beverage menu.
- Kouzzina by Cat Cora is closing September 2014 at Disney’s BoardWalk resort in Walt Disney World. Recently, Cat Cora addressed the closing of this restaurant.
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, Wolfgang Puck Dining Event, Citricos Wine Dinner, and more!
DFB Reader Finds
Dole Whips! This week, we’re taking a look at one of our favorite Disney treats.
Shared by DFB Reader Mary: “I knew that Dole Whips were sold at the STL zoo, but this weekend was the first time I bought one there. I had the plain pineapple one while my fiance had pineapple and raspberry swirl. They were so yummy! I can’t wait to get a Dole Whip float on our trip to WDW.”
DFB Reporter James Armstrong spotted fun magnets while at the Dole Plantation in Hawaii.
Thanks for sharing your super finds with us!
The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book Deal
We’ve got more snacks! The 2014 Edition of The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book is now available!
It’s time to snag your copy! The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book is one of the many fun and informative Disney Dining e-Books offered by Disney Food Blog! Now we’ve updated our best-selling DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book for 2014 with even more great information, photos, and…yep!…snacks!
We’ve made this guide instantly downloadable. It’s a PDF guide with photos, information, and advice on well over 150 delicious snacks (over 50 more than in our previous edition!) that you can savor in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. This guide is guaranteed to help you find the best snacks and treats for your family while visiting the Magic Kingdom, or your money back — we all know that treats at the Magic Kingdom are just as nostalgic as our first flight on Dumbo! With a 100% money-back guarantee, you have nothing to lose!
The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book includes:
- Full-color photos of over 150 of our favorite snacks
- Current prices and Disney Dining Plan snack credit status
- Snack locations
- “Hidden treats” and add-ons that aren’t published on menus or that aren’t widely known
- Disney Food Blog reviews of all snacks
- Tips and tricks from experienced snack eaters
- Special Bonus items you’re going to love! (Of course…how could we not include these?)
Know what you’re getting BEFORE using a precious snack credit or spending limited vacation dollars. Whether you want sweet, salty, crunchy, healthy, or something in between, The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book tells you where to find a snack to match your craving!
To thank you for your support of the blog, we’ll be offering the Guide for $2 off its already discounted purchase price for a limited time! Order your copy now for only $8.95 (regularly $10.95). The price will go up in three weeks, so grab your copy now! To secure the discount, use code MAGIC14 at the check-out.
For more detailed information and screen shots from the e-Book, head over to DFBGuide.com! With a 100% money-back guarantee, you have nothing to lose!
Thanks for your support of the DFB!
On to the Round-Up!
Mickey Fix features a classic Pooh ceramic mug!
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Yesterland highlights the latest Downtown Disney restaurant closures at Walt Disney World.
Disney Parks Blog announces awards from the Southern California Restaurant Writers. Is your favorite Disneyland restaurant on the list?
Bon Appétit talks to a Disney Cruise Line chef aboard the Disney Magic. Check out how the onboard menus are enhanced for Mediterranean sailings!