Walt Disney World’s Art of Animation Resort is a truly larger-than-life hotel with a food court that’s big on color and unique dishes.
Walt Disney World’s Pop Century Resort is known for its nostalgic take on all things, from decor to food. This is the place to get your hands on Tie-Dye Cheesecake, Quiche, and Pot Roast just like Grandma used to make! (Okay, maybe Grandma wasn’t making Tie Dye Cheesecake…)
Everything Pop is the shopping and dining locale for the resort, and just like all great food courts, there are tons of options to suit every palate.
It’s not every day that I am surprised by a Quick Service meal at Walt Disney World.
But Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter has done just that!
French Quarter is the sister Resort to Port Orleans, Riverside, and while both are located along the picturesque Sassagoula River and share boats that carry guests to and from Disney Springs, the Resorts’ personalities are markedly different.
Riverside has a down-home, relaxed, on-the-bayou feel, with the Riverside Mill Food Court capturing the industrial spirit of New Orleans. The French Quarter, on the other hand, features the ornate wrought iron and colorful architecture of the French Quarter in New Orleans, while dancing jesters and musical alligators dotting the landscape provide more than a hint of whimsy.
The French Quarter’s primary dining option — alongside Scat Cat’s Club, where you can often catch live tunes along with your drink, and Mardi Grogs, the pool bar — is Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory. This quick service food court used to wow (and kinda creep out) guests with its massive Mardi Gras float decor suspended from the ceiling. It was colorful and busy with something new to discover on every visit.
A 2016 renovation gave Sassagoula Floatworks a total overhaul, so let’s check out what the space looks like now once again before we grab a bite to eat.
The colorful, oversized Mardi Gras props that used to hang from the ceiling from wall to wall still take some part in the Floatworks decor, only on a much more subdued level. Last year’s renovation delivered a more simplified and industrial design to the food court. Guests were torn about the change, with some lamenting the loss of such over-the-top theming, while others appreciated the streamlined and less markedly terrifying look. Either way, there is still color in concentrated amounts, and Mardi Gras details remain present (if much less conspicuous). [Read more…]
With the opening of Disney World’s newest resort — Art of Animation — we have all new delicious food to sample. The Landscape of Flavors food court offers some unique desserts that you can’t find anywhere else in Disney World! Let’s take a peek…
First up, I love these one-of-a-kind Rice Krispie Treats that feature the characters you’ll find decorating the Art of Animation resort buildings!
Landscape of Flavors offers a variety of gelato flavors for your cold sweet tooth! I love the fun designs the cast members have made on the top! (See any hidden characters?)
Pistachio Gelato, when they’ve got it, is a [Read more…]
We love Disney for so many reasons; the attractions, shows, fireworks and one of my favorites, the food! For us, nothing beats a meal at Disney. But the ultimate magical experience is dining at a brand new eatery! Case in point is the new “Landscape of Flavors” counter-service restaurant in the newly opened Art of Animation resort.
This restaurant is the only eatery for the resort and is counter-service. It is very similar to one of my very favorite places to dine, the Sunshine Seasons in the Land pavilion at EPCOT. Here you will find healthier, more upscale offerings than the usual hot dogs, burgers and chicken fingers. The menu has something for everyone.
I like to rate eateries on four criteria – Atmosphere, Service, Food, and Value. Let’s begin!
You enter the restaurant through the Animation Hall lobby, making a left through the “Ink and Paint Shop” gift store. The dining area seats 596 guests, but in no way will you feel crowded. The spacious dining room is bright and airy.
There are several smaller areas off of the main room, and like the main area, they are surrounded by pictures and lighting fixtures.
On the far wall by the pool area, the whole wall has floor to ceiling windows, offering a fantastic [Read more…]
Cheers to the new Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (cheese) and updated Tutto Italia Ristorante (cheese) in Epcot’s Italy pavilion! We got the chance for a sneak peek at the Grand Opening, and it was (cheese) awesome!
Be sure to check out our photo tours and pics of the new menu items! (Did I mention there’s cheese?)
Disney Food News
- Inside the new Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar and the newly renovated Tutto Italia Restaurant at Epcot’s Italy pavilion in Walt Disney World!
- First look at the Landscape of Flavors food court at Art of Animation and check out some menus too! And walk-through video!
- Eat to the Beat Concert line-up announced for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
- Tables in Wonderland is hosting a Great Movie Ride dinner in June!
- Check out the new Lemonade with Wild Berry Foam that we tried recently at the Magic Kingdom’s Sunshine Tree Terrace!
- Bistro de Paris, California Grill, Hoop Dee Doo Revue, and Cape May Cafe in Disney World are all slated for renovations. See closure details here.
- Check out the new caramel corn cupcake from Epcot’s Karamell-Küche!
- Downtown Disney’s Wolfgang Puck Cafe has made some changes to its menu. There are some notables missing (Macadamia Nut Crusted Breast of Chicken), along with some new options!
- Video of the new 1901 Lounge at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Disney California Adventure, plus Club 33 invites new members!
- Candy Palace re-opens in Disneyland with new new treats – The Goofy Caramel Apple & The Mickey Sour Powder Caramel Apple!
We’ve got more food news (including Four Special Dining Options on Mother’s Day Sunday May 13 at Disneyland) on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!
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On To The Round-Up
Walt Disney World for Grown Ups visits the Tea Caddy in Epcot’s United Kingdom.
Little Lion Baked Goods makes Avengers Cake Pops.
AKLResort.com enjoys poolside dining at the Maji Bar while staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village.
Running at Disney shares a post-race meal at Epcot’s Rose & Crown.
Main Street Gazette suggests a child-size breakfast option at Sunshine Seasons.
Mouse on the Mind investigates bread service options at Disney restaurants.
AllEars.net’s Steve Barrett found a food-related Hidden Mickey.
a Mouse and a Dream dines at Disneyland’s Plaza Inn!
The focus at this food court is going to be customization. From creating your own beef, chicken or veggie burger to building make-your-own yogurt parfaits, there is a wide variety of food that is sure to please everyone!
There will be four large cylindrical ovens called Tandoors, where you’ll get to watch chefs bake bread and roast chicken, shrimp, and veggies. Food + Experience!
One of the popular treats for sure will be naan, a delicious Indian bread that is [Read more…]
Join us in welcoming guest author Catie Hiltz with a review of the food court at Port Orleans Resort French Quarter in Disney World! Yep — this is where you can get those one-of-a-kind beignets!! But Catie’s got some other treats in mind…start your morning with one of these yummy eats!
My husband and I loved staying at Port Orleans French Quarter, and found Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory (the resort’s counter-service food court) to be a great place to grab a bite to eat before or after spending some time at the parks. They carry all the standards for breakfast, from the always delicious Mickey waffles, to omelets, platters, and pancakes.
The resort itself is New Orleans themed, and has a relaxed, romantic feeling. The Food Factory fits right in with the theme — it’s large and open, and even during the breakfast rush, it’s loud but not deafening. It didn’t feel crowded at all.
With its mismatched chairs and tables — and the oversize Mardi Gras float decor — the Food Factory really makes you feel like you’re hanging out in the Big Easy!
Plus, since it was [Read more…]