NEW: Jalapeno Poppers and Fried Cauliflower Debut On The Menu In Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Golden Oak Outpost is a counter service spot conveniently located between Frontierland and Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Featuring fried eats and outdoor seating, it’s the place to grab some Chicken Nuggets, Waffle Fries with Queso, or Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Golden Oak Outpost

Golden Oak Outpost

We enjoyed some Barbecue Chicarrons back in February, along with some Chili Cheese Waffle Fries, but these items were recently replaced with two new fried options: Jalapeno Poppers and Cauliflower!

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Review: Is the NEW Menu at Diamond Horseshoe in Magic Kingdom Worth a Visit?

The Diamond Horseshoe in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland at Walt Disney World has had a bit of an identity crisis over the years.

Formerly a seasonal counter service spot, the restaurant is now a seasonal table service location. And while Diamond Horseshoe was once home only to an all-you-care-to-enjoy platter (which began as a temporary offering back in 2016), it was announced that beginning May 16, the menu would also include some a la carte options.

And that’s where Diamond Horseshoe stands today: it’s open seasonally and with limited hours (typically 1PM to 7PM), serving table service eats with both an a la carte and all-you-care-to-enjoy menu. And with the advent of the 2018 Disney Dining Plan’s alcohol-included policy, diners can now enjoy a glass of wine or beer with their meals as well.

But with the cycles of Diamond Horseshoe’s menu life seemingly always up in the air, this Magic Kingdom staple has maintained its Old West style and laid back atmosphere. And after my most recent visit, I might say that’s the best thing Diamond Horseshoe has going for it.

Diamond Horseshoe

Diamond Horseshoe

Atmosphere

Diamond Horseshoe is a rootin’, tootin’ kind of spot, holding fast to its frontier styling in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland. And we love it for that.

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Pixar Fest Eats: Inspired Bites at Rancho del Zocalo (Plus NEW NACHOS!) in Disneyland

You already know that Pixar Fest is the place for classic Disneyland Resort snacks with a twist — like many, many versions of the churro and some loaded funnel cakes (like this one inspired by Toy Story). 

Guests joining the friendship party can also grab a full and fun meal at Carnation Cafe, where retro eats like a Fried Bologna Sandwich are satisfying the need for some old-fashioned fun. And who can forget the Remy-approved three-course meal at Cafe Orleans?

Berry-stuffed Beignets a la Mode

Berry-stuffed Beignets a la Mode at Cafe Orleans

But if you’re in the mood for a meal with a little more spice, get yourself to Frontierland and check out the Coco-inspired menu at Rancho del Zocalo.

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Pixar Fest Eats: Yodeling Cowgirl Pretzel in Disneyland’s Frontierland

Between the opening of Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World next month and Pixar Fest cranking up the fun at Disneyland through September, our best toy friends are having a hey day right now.

Pixar Fest Kicks off on FRIDAY!! ©Disney

Pixar Fest fun with Toy Story! ©Disney

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New Eats at Golden Horseshoe and Stage Door Cafe at Disneyland Resort!

Howdy, pardners! It’s time to join our intrepid Disneyland correspondent Heather (check her out @DiningInDisney!) and revisit a couple of our old haunts in Disneyland’s Frontierland: Golden Horseshoe and Stage Door Cafe!

Stage Door Cafe sign

Stage Door Cafe sign

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DFB Video: Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland Food Tour!

Howdy, Partner! We’re back with another DFB Video today, so get ready to giddyup and join us on a Frontierland Food Tour!

Pecos Bill's Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

If you’re taking on two of Magic Kingdom’s Mountains in Frontierland — Big Thunder and Splash! — at some point you’re going to end up mighty hungry… and that’s why we’re moseying into Frontierland today. We’re showing you every stop where you can grab some vittles! And while you may be well familiar with the ever-popular Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, there are actually several other locations where you can grab some grub that you may not have tried in the past. So join us for a Frontierland Food Tour in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]

Unique Slushy at the Golden Oak Outpost in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

The heat of summer in central Florida is quickly approaching (believe it or not!), and we’ve found an icy drink in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom that is guaranteed to give you the chills. The Desert Pear Lemonade Slushy is sweet, tart, and totally refreshing. And you’ll find it at Golden Oak Outpost, current home of Chicken Nuggets and former home of Sweet Potato Nuggets!

Golden Oak Outpost

Golden Oak Outpost

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New Eats At Golden Oak Outpost in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Golden Oak Outpost is a great wilderness food stop. Located on the path between Adventureland and Frontierland (and Pecos Bill’s neighbor) in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Golden Oak Outpost features a tiny and frequently-changing menu of mostly fried, delicious grub.

Golden Oak Outpost

Golden Oak Outpost

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News and Review: New Trail Mix Available Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

In a World where cupcakes and Dole Whip reign supreme, it might be a bit of a challenge to muster up excitement over trail mix. Thank goodness Disney knows just how to reel us in: cute packaging and a great recipe. And now at Westward Ho in Frontierland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, guests can pick up a portable, functional, and simple package of Trail Mix.

Westward Ho Trail Mix

Westward Ho Trail Mix

Something about the simplicity of this packaging coupled with the Davy Crockett Mickey label calls to us. And what’s inside also totally rocks. Guests can dig into Pretzels, Chocolate Gems (basically M&Ms), Mixed Nuts, Raisins, and House-made Marshmallows. There’s something for everyone, which makes this snack not only easy to tote around all day but also great to share with the whole family. And since there are some high energy components mixed in, it’s just the thing you need for that long Splash Mountain queue. ;)

Westward Ho Trail Mix

Westward Ho Trail Mix

And can anything beat a house-made marshmallow? The answer is no. And these ones will melt in your mouth!

Don’t Miss Out on ALL the Magic Kingdom Snacks!

The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks is newly updated for your 2017-18 Walt Disney World Trip!

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With more than 2oo color photos of our favorite Magic Kingdom Snacks, the DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks is guaranteed to help you find the best snacks and treats (even mini-meals!) for your family while visiting the Magic Kingdom, or your money back! After all, we all know that treats at the Magic Kingdom are just as nostalgic as our first flight on Dumbo!

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’re offering the Guide for 25% off its purchase price for a limited time!

Order your copy now. To secure the discount, use code SNACKS17 at the check-out.

What’s your favorite portable Disney Parks snack? Tell us about it in the comments! 

Queso Blancooooooooo + Corn Dog Nuggets at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Hold your horses, cowpokes!

Because we’ve got a tasty new combo to show you courtesy of  Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.

Here’s the deal: you may already know (and love!) the Corn Dog Nuggets made famous in the Magic Kingdom thanks to Casey’s Corner. And now that PLASTIC CHEESE has returned to the beloved hot dog haven, you can dip those Nuggets right on into what I consider the World’s Best Condiment.

Plastic Cheese used to be available at Pecos Bill’s, too, when it was the Magic Kingdom’s most popular burger joint. But a few years ago this Counter Service spot switched to Mexican and Southwest-style fare, and the Pecos Bill’s Fixin’s Bar followed suit. (Plus Plastic Cheese had likewise been removed from Counter Service restaurants all over Disney World, anyhoo.)

But things are looking up with regard to CHEESE at Pecos Bill’s, because Queso Blanco has hit the scene! And we couldn’t help but immediately pair it up with a certain item on the Kids’ Menu, so we can now proudly present to you: Corn Dog Nuggets and Queso Blanco!

Mini Corn Dogs with Queso Blanco

Mini Corn Dogs with Queso Blanco

I’m a huge fan of queso blanco, and when it originally showed up on the menu at Pecos Bill’s, I was excited to try it. Unfortunately, it was lackluster, to say the least. Prepackaged. Lukewarm. Just… blah. [Read more…]