Are you attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year?
If so, it’s time to get ready for SNOW on Main Street, U.S.A…
I can say this much about our pal, Mickey Mouse…
He sure knows how to throw a Very Merry Christmas Party!
From the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, to Holiday Wishes Fireworks, to all the fun in between, including character dance parties and appearances, special stage shows, and a whole, huge [Read more…]
Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory — it’s a long name for dining spot, and kind of a tongue twister — but it has some unique menu items and is definitely worth a visit if you’re a beignet fan!
Or a New Orleans fan.
Or a Mardi Gras fan.
Or just like big, giant parade float heads hanging from ceilings.
Not sure what I’m talking about? Let’s take a look inside… .
Sassagoula is, of course, the river running through the resorts around Downtown Disney, including the sister Port Orleans resorts — Riverside, and French Quarter. Upon arrival at the Port Orleans French Quarter resort, a welcoming indoor courtyard complete with an ornate fountain creates a relaxing atmosphere.
If you’re hungry, you’ll find Floatworks — named as such because it’s themed after a warehouse storing Mardi Gras parade props — opposite the Registration area. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are offered throughout the day.
Look closely and you’ll see some hidden dining references in the Sassagoula sign. Utensils, seafood, lemon, asparagus… what else?
A display reminds guests of their dining choices while visiting the Port Orleans resorts.
Here’s your first glimpse of the “floatworks.” Crazy, eh?
While the weird parade props have always disturbed me, some guests enjoy the whimsical decor. I understand the theme but find the decor outdated. (I’d love to see a refresh here). Of course, you’ll find whimsy around the resort — from Scales (the serpent pool slide) to jazzy tunes, the vibe is casual and relaxing. Just as it should be on vacation!
Entertain the kids with a game of “I Spy” while dining!
I do like the dining room’s dark wooden tables and mismatched chairs; it just feels cozy. Brick accents and lantern lighting adds to the quaint ambiance. In fact, the whole resort is a mixture of playfulness and charm.
Most importantly, the dining area and serving stations are kept very tidy. (During our stay, we did not find this to be the case over at the Riverside Mill.)
Artwork reflects the Cajun and Creole flavors on the menu such as the Gumbo and Jambalaya dishes served later in the day.
Take your breakfast to the adjacent Scat Cat’s Club for a quieter meal.
Inside the club, your morning meal can be savored with a dose of cartoons!
Guests on the Disney Dining Plan can use their quick service credits to redeem meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Snack options are also available!
Got a Rapid Fill mug? Head to the beverage island for hot and cold drinks!
At the Rapid Fill station, fill up on water, Sprite Zero, Barq’s Root Beer, Fanta Orange, Coca-Cola Zero, Minute Maid Light Pomegranate Lemonade, Coca-Cola Cherry, Sprite, Powerade Mountain Berry Blast, Hi-C Fruit Punch, Diet Coke, and Coca-Cola.
Breakfast here at Sassagoula often includes their “you-can-only-get-‘em-here” made-to-order beignets. Many Disney guests visit this spot solely for these doughy treats.
You know we like to follow the Disney food trends here on Disney Food Blog, and one that we’re noticing more and more are the “dessert sandwiches” that keep popping up.
Of course, Disney has seemingly always offered the beloved Carrot Cake Cookie and Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich, and now there are a few more options. Let’s take a look at some old and new favorites!
Whoopie pies (cake-like cookie sandwiches with frosting or whipped cream in the middle — borne out of the Northeastern United States) are a huge trend nationwide; and over at Sunshine Seasons in The Land, they’ve introduced a red velvet whoopie pie with your favorite mouse right on top!
The frosting inside is buttercream, not cream cheese, but we’re pretty happy with it either way!
Decked out in chocolate chips, this is a great one to try while you’re waiting for your Soarin’ fastpass to open up!
The pound cake “fries” have strawberry “ketchup” to add to the look-alike whoopie pie “burger”. It’s an innovative boardwalk dessert…and delicious!
Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to the Carrot Cake Cookie, another whoopie-pie like menu item featuring two soft, cake-like cookies with delectable cream cheese frosting sandwiched in between. These days, you can also find these goodies at [Read more…]
It’s time to announce the winners of the second annual DFB Choice Awards!!
The awards are 100% based on Disney Food Blog reader choices. Nominations and final winners are selected by DFB readers who participate in the process. Everyone is welcome to participate! If your favorites didn’t win this year, be sure to nominate and vote for them next year!
Thanks to those of you who took the time to nominate your favorites, and to vote for the winners!