Disney Springs is chock full of new stuff this week — including new eats, new gear, and new construction updates! Let’s see what’s shakin’!
We’re gonna go waaaay back today… all the way to 2013 .
Of course, Disneylanders have a long history with Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs. The Little Red Wagon and Stage Door Cafe in Disneyland Park and Corn Dog Castle in Disney California Adventure long ago elevated the standard theme park/carnival/state fair corn dog to a work of art. An extra-thick layer of corn batter surrounds the hot dog, while the hand-dipped treatment lends a heartier, tastier, more satisfying crunch to the deep-fried golden batter.
Even with that description, it’s still hard to imagine how much this process improves upon your basic corn dog without trying one for yourself.
And now, there is one more spot in Disney World where you can do exactly that. Better yet, it’s in a PARK this time! Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in Magic Kingdom is now serving Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs!! [Read more…]
While the trucks sometimes change locations (for instance, Superstar Catering Food Truck is currently serving guests as the Centertown Food Truck at Caribbean Beach Resort as a temporary dining option), you’ll most often find three of the four trucks at their regular home in Exposition Park.
On June 2nd and 3rd, however, you’ll find Fantasy Fare and World Showcase of Flavors in Disney Springs West Side right by Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues. You see, they’ll need a little more room to host SIX more food trucks for the weekend for the Springs Street Eats Food Truck Rally! [Read more…]
The construction walls are down at long last, and Food Truck Park is open in Downtown Disney’s West Side!
Downtown Disney Food Trucks
The cuisine of each food truck reflects that of a Disney Park, with Superstar Catering representing Hollywood Studios, and Namaste Cafe for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. World Showcase of Flavors bring tastes from Epcot’s annual International Food & Wine Festival to Disney guests year round, while Fantasy Fare features dishes from “Magic Kingdoms Around the World,” most notably the Hand-dipped Corn Dogs in honor of Disneyland.
Originally slated to open this past summer, Food Truck Park is open at last!
The actuality of Food Truck Park differs somewhat from the original artistic renderings.
The elevated structure that serves as a de facto entrance to the area was anticipated to provide raised seating that guests would reach via a glass elevator.
What has come to pass (at least, at this point in time) is a bit more low-key, but still an attractive and open space providing nice waterfront views nonetheless.
Standing tables abound, along with more traditional tables and chairs for those wishing to linger and relax awhile.
There are two cool bonuses, I think, that come along with this dedicated space for the food trucks. First, let’s say you were [Read more…]
Food is always the star of the show for Disney Food Fans, but there’s no time of year when food steals the spotlight quite like this… with a little something called the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!
But that’s not all the food news in these parts! We’ve spotted more fall treats and new Resort eats as we’ve been looking around Disney World to see What’s New…
So, right off the bat, we know this isn’t exactly what you would call a “surprise” , but since it’s Epcot’s time to shine, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the recent opening of this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!
Be sure to check out the Must-Eats among the dishes making their debut this year!
In other EPCOT food news (yep, there’s still more!), the ice cream experts at L’Artisan des Glaces are helping everyone get into the Fall spirit with their release of the Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Macaron Sandwich.
You can enjoy this pumpkin deliciousness in a [Read more…]
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!
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.
On the West Side, The Smokehouse has introduced a new item: Smokehouse Nachos!
The Nachos can be customized with [Read more…]
Check out these news items and more by clicking on the links below!
Disney Food News
- Magic Kingdom’s Columbia Harbour House debuts two new dishes available for dinner only: Seafood Macaroni and Cheese and Chicken Pot Pie!
- We’re tasting the new Cherry Slush topped with Lemon Lime Fomz at Magic Kingdom’s Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World!
- New menu items and booths have been announced for the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival in Walt Disney World!
- The chefs in Epcot’s France Pavilion are busy preparing for the 2014 Food & Wine Festival with the creation of the La Passion Martini Slush!
- Sticky Chicken and Waffles have made it to the Fantasy Fare Food Truck menu in Downtown Disney at Disney World!
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, and more!
DFB Reader Finds
Disneyland is home to some of our favorite Disney food. This week, readers shared some awesome desserts with us! First up, DFB Reader Emily sent in a picture of a cake pop with these comments: “A red velvet cake pop from Pooh Corner in Disneyland! (With one marshmallow ear bitten off lol) Delicious!”
Thanks for sharing your treats with us!
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We’ve got all sorts of Disney Food Truck happenings going on this week!
With the debut of the all-new Trucks on the Town Event, along comes a new item to the Fantasy Fare Food Truck: Sticky Chicken and Waffles! I gave it a go on my recent trip to Disney World, and thought you might like a peek…
These “delightful dishes” include the Grilled Ham and Cheese (this is the Croque Monsieur, brought to us from Be Our Guest Restaurant), and the famed Hand-dipped Corn Dog from Disneyland (I grabbed that one, too; YUMMMMM!).
Sticky Chicken and Waffles is the most recent addition, replacing the Glass Noodle Salad (a noodle entrée with chicken and pickled vegetables from Hong Kong Disneyland, served cold). The Sticky Chicken and Waffles are inspired by the waffle sandwiches in Magic Kingdom’s Sleepy Hollow. Which. We. Love.
If you’re going to be in Disney World on Saturday, June 21st, you may want to make Downtown Disney a part of your evening itinerary…
Trucks on the Town, an all-new event featuring FOURTEEN food trucks, will be happening from 5 – 10 pm on Downtown Disney’s West Side on the lawn next to Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues!
All four Disney Food Trucks will be present: Superstar Catering, Namaste Café, Fantasy Fare, and World Showcase of Flavors (and there’s word of new items to appear alongside current choices such as the Hand-dipped Corn Dogs and pierogies!). Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Truck will be there, too.
At long last (and as you may know from a previous DFB post), the final food truck has arrived at Downtown Disney’s West Side in Walt Disney World!
We’ve got a full review of that $18 lobster roll for ya, so scroll down to see that! In the meantime, let’s take a peek at this sleek truck!
Each Food Truck reflects the theme of a different Disney World Park (thus far Superstar Catering for Hollywood Studios, Namaste Café for Animal Kingdom, and Fantasy Fare for Magic Kingdom). World Showcase of Flavors represents Epcot — more specifically, the beloved Epcot Food & Wine Festival that comes to Epcot every Fall.
The adventure of travel and exploring other cultures for which World Showcase is known is captured in the design of the truck. I think the way it brings to mind an old-fashioned travel trunk covered with vintage-style “badges” collected along the way is pretty cool!
My favorite touch is the row of suitcases on top of the pickup window.
By the way, my next pictures appear in a different setting – that’s because the trucks move :)! I snapped a few close-ups at its location by Cirque de Soleil pre-opening hours, but went back to eat when it was parked at the grassy area by Bongos Cuban Café.
The menu brings “The Best of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival” to guests year-round.
The three entrees are Festival favorites