Review: Disneyland Resort Halloween Time Treats for 2017!

Halloween is HERE! No matter what the actual calendar says ;) , the Disney Parks on both coasts are already celebrating  the most epic Halloween ever — especially when measured in Seasonal and Spookerrific eats!

Disneyland Minnie Mouse Jack O'Lantern!

Disneyland Minnie Mouse Jack O’Lantern!

We recently checked out Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World, so today we’re kickin’ it west coast style.

Halloween-ified Disneyland Maps and Times Guide!

Halloween-ified Disneyland Maps and Times Guide!

And Disneyland is killin’ it this year! Take a spook… I mean, a LOOK!

Haul-O-Ween in Cars Land

They’ve introduced a super cool Halloween overlay in Cars Land that we can NOT get enough of!

Cars Land Signage and Fun!

Cars Land Signage and Fun!

The Halloween-ization of Cars Land is just… well, look for yourself. [Read more…]

Guest Review: Club Villain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Are you ready for some Club Villain Thrills?! DFB welcomes guest author AM Appleby with a review of Club Villain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Let’s take a look at this Walt Disney World event that has now been extended with dates into March 2016!

What is our fascination with villains? Do they perceive themselves as villainous or simply misunderstood? Whatever your reasons, the four villainous characters at this Club Villain in Disney’s Hollywood Studios are well worth your time!

Club Villain Marquis

Club Villain Marquis

Club Villain

Club Villain

As soon as they became available last fall, I purchased tickets to the newest Disney villain bash, Club Villain. My seven-year-old daughter and I enjoyed the last villains party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Villains Unleashed, in August 2014, but Club Villain was a complete departure (it is still a hard ticket event at $129 per person, tax and gratuity included).

The wait time to meet Maleficent at Villains Unleashed was four hours at the start of the party. Needless to say, we didn’t wait for her that evening. I honestly knew nothing about Club Villain when I purchased, I was just excited for another villains event!

Atmosphere

Club Villain takes place in Sunset Showcase, located just behind Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. The venue was indoors, which was lovely on the rainy evening we attended, and included a full buffet dinner and two bars serving wine, beer, and a signature cocktail specially created for each villain. Host Dr. Facilier, and his club manager Kanzo, kept everyone entertained. Music throughout the evening was provided by DJ Thibodeaux, creating a loud and festive Mardi Gras atmosphere. The food was inspired by traditional New Orleans cuisine, and I will tell you now — it was delicious!

Stage

Stage

DJ Thibodeaux Booth

DJ Thibodeaux Booth

Dr. Facilier

Dr. Facilier

The check-in podium was located in the front of the building. We arrived 20 minutes prior to our 7:45PM reservation time (there was one seating time the evening we attended), and we were given our invitation, which included our table number and scheduled times to meet the characters: Cruella de Vil, The Evil Queen, Maleficent, and the Queen of Hearts.

Invitation with Table Number and Meet the Villains times

Invitation with Table Number and Meet the Villains times

All of the guests were welcomed into the building promptly at 7:30PM, where the DJ was already spinning tunes. The food was [Read more…]

Spotted! Character Kitchen Towel Sets in Disney World

What is it with all the seriously cool kitchen stuff arriving on shelves at Disney World lately?

We were thrilled to see the new line of Princess and Villains mugs; and we were so excited for the opening of the Marketplace Co-op, which offers some awesome kitchenware paying homage to some of our favorite attractions and lands.

And then recently I happened across these Alice in Wonderland Dish Towels!

Alice in Wonderland Character towel set

Alice in Wonderland Character towel set

Each set features a pair of towels – the pictures I took show off both of the towels available in each set. The Alice in Wonderland and Queen of Hearts Set is similar the other sets in that they each have one thicker terry cloth-type towel and a lighter one that is more of a quilted style. And just look at the details on the Alice towel.

Alice in Wonderland Towel

Alice in Wonderland Towel

The Belle Dish Towel Set features a Belle towel, and also a tribute to the “Be Our Guest” number in the film – perfect for the kitchen!

Beauty and the Beast Towel Set

Beauty and the Beast Towel Set

With the new Maleficent movie (as well as the dragon’s showstopping, fire-breathing turn in the new Festival of Fantasy parade), we’re sure to be seeing a lot of this most notorious of Disney Villains. So it’s no surprise that there’s a Maleficent Dish Towel Set as well.

Maleficent towel set

Maleficent towel set

If you look closely at the damask-pattern towel, you’ll see the face of Maleficent appear.

Maleficent closeup

Maleficent closeup

Does your kitchen tend to produce more “Sweet” (Minnie) dishes…

Minnie towel set

Minnie towel set

… or “Spicy” [Read more…]

LIVE News: Eats and Treats at the Rock Your Disney Side 24-Hour Events in Disney Parks

Hey all! We were up before the sun and are reporting live from the Disney 24-hour Rock Your Disney Side event on both coasts!

Eats and Treats fro the 24 Hour Disney Side Events

We’ll be updating this post throughout the day with new eats and treats, so be sure to stay tuned! We already have a LOT to share with you!

For those who haven’t heard about this event, it’s Disney’s opportunity to kick off the Summer season (and to promote their new rides and movies) by being open for 24 solid hours at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Disneyland! Guests get the chance to indulge in one-day-only treats and goodies, have access to fun one-day-only merchandise, and fight super SUPER huge crowds (always a must when you’re at Disney, right?). ;-)

OK, let’s dive right into the list of what we’ve been noshing on this morning…

Disney World AND Disneyland Specialty Treats

So with this whole “both coasts homogenize all their food” thing (blerg), you can see similar specialty treats in Disney World and Disneyland more and more often. This is definitely happening for this big event!

Rock Your Disney Side Heroes vs. Villains Cupcakes
Of COURSE there are specialty cupcakes! How could they deny us this?

Today, they’re featuring vanilla and chocolate versions with little villains and heroes logo chocolate pieces on top. (I guess your “Disney side” is heroes vs villains?)

Disney Side Cupcake

Disney Side Cupcake

Chocolate Disney Side cupcakes

Chocolate Disney Side cupcakes

Maleficent Themed Rice Krispie Treats, Caramel Apples, and Cake Pops
These Maleficent goodies are definitely some of the most creative I’ve seen in a while! Interestingly, the cake pops were executed MUCH better in Disneyland than they were in Disney World, so I chose the prettier pic to share. ;-)

Maleficent Krispie Treat

Maleficent Krispie Treat

Maleficent Cake Pops

Maleficent Cake Pops

Maleficent Apples

Maleficent Apples at Disney World

Maleficent Apple at Disneyland

Maleficent Apple at Disneyland

Disney World Specialty Treats

There are a few goodies debuting at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom today! (We’re hoping some of them might hang around on the menus, but, sadly, most of them won’t.) We’re super excited about this one in particular:

Poisoned Apple Waffle Sundae
Found at Sleepy Hollow in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square, this lightly sweet waffle is topped with vanilla soft serve and stewed apples (basically good apple pie filling). The whole thing is sprinkled with green and purple sugar crystals to promote the new Maleficent film.

Poisoned Apple Waffle Sundae at Sleepy Hollow

Poisoned Apple Waffle Sundae at Sleepy Hollow

Breakfast Dog
Over at the Lunching Pad, this breakfast dog features sausage, eggs, and plastic cheese!

Breakfast Dog at Lunching Pad

Breakfast Dog at Lunching Pad

Character Cupcakes
These new cupcakes featuring some of your [Read more…]