If you love theDress Shop in the Marketplace Co-op in Disney Springs…and if you’re a Dole Whip fan…do we have a discovery for you!
“Welcome, Foolish Mortals,” to the Haunted Mansion… DINING ROOM!! “Kindly step all the way in, please, and make room for everyone.”
“There’s no turning back now…”
YES!!! It’s the Haunted Mansion Dining Room of ALL OUR DREAMS!!! You can see the complete set-up at the Marketplace Co-op in Disney Springs.
Yeah. We’ll be getting to that shortly.
Happy last day of April! We hope you’re enjoying a couple days of lovely spring weather! Now it’s time to sit back with a cuppa tea or java, and check out the latest in Disney food news… .
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- We checked out What’s New at Disney World this week!
- Free Dining has been announced for travel dates in late summer and this fall!
- We have a sneak peek at the new desserts coming to Satu’li Canteen in Disney’s Pandora.
- Check out our tips for planning a Disney World trip your kids will love!
- A new Quick Service Dine Card offer is available at select “good neighbor” hotels.
- We spotted some fun merchandise at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs!
- Disney announced a new dining package for ‘The Music of Pixar Live!’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Portobello at Disney Springs has closed and is being reimagined into a new dining location!
- Celebrate Dapper Day this weekend with special food and drinks at Disney Springs!
- A Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience is coming to Disneyland this spring.
- Check out the fun Disney finds just for Mom!
- New DFB YouTube videos have all the details on the Monorail Crawl and the Best and Worst Character Meals!
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 menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.
New DFB Video!
Have you subscribed to the DFB YouTube Channel? We’ve got great content going up twice a week showcasing our adventures in Disney World and Disneyland! This week, we’re talking about the Best and Worst Character Meals! Check it out below — and subscribe here!
Deal of the Week: Save on The 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book Second Edition!
This week we launched the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2017 Second Edition! To celebrate this milestone — the first time we’ve shared a second edition — and to say thank you to all of our loyal DFB readers – you can order the Second Edition for 20% OFF your purchase with code SAVE2017!
Why a Second Edition, You Ask?
Recently, I stopped by Disney Springs on a little gift-buying errand. While the item I was after was located at the World of Disney store, I popped in the Marketplace Co-op to see what was new (or, rather, new to me, since it had been some time since my last visit).
Immediately I knew it was a bad decision… for my wallet. Because this retail center (which is known as a test location for tons of Disney merch, with a lot of it eventually making its way into the parks) always has some seriously cool stuff tucked inside its individual shops. Take, for instance, the place we’re starting: Twenty Eight & Main. [Read more…]
It’s Day 2 of celebrating the DFB 12 Days of Christmas! And since it’s Christmas we’re celebrating, we couldn’t let another day go by without giving one lucky reader something really special for the holidays!
I loved this Ceramic Dole Whip the first time I first laid eyes on it at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs! It’s the perfect little hiding place for special whatnots. And it’s also a fabulous way to remember your last trip. It might even inspire you to plan another one! [Read more…]
UPDATE: We have learned that most edible purchases from the Shop Disney Parks app are NOT eligible for shipping. It appears that food items may be added to the electronic shopping carts erroneously, and attempts at purchasing edibles will likely be blocked. Guests can continue to utilize the in-Park food finding options in the app.
Have you had a chance to check out the new Shop Disney Parks app?
‘Cuz it’s actually pretty cool! At a quick glance, it doesn’t seem much different from the online Disney Store.
But it turns out there’s a lot more to it… like, A LOT. [Read more…]
Clearly, there are a LOT of terrific reasons to be excited about what the future holds in store for Disney World. I’m sure our collective minds were all blown when word came out about the Star Wars-themed Lands coming to both Disney World and Disneyland, Toy Story Land coming to Hollywood Studios, and the Jungle Cruise-themed Skipper Canteen coming to Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland later this year. It’s difficult to be disappointed with any of the recent news!
But every once in a while, I can’t help but look back on some of those favorite spots that are no longer with us… and right at the top of the list is the Adventurers Club in what was formerly Downtown Disney’s Pleasure Island. Someone in Disney merchandise design must feel the same way, as evidenced by the Adventurers Club sign up for grabs in a few locations around Disney World.
When the Marketplace Co-op opened up in Downtown Disney’s Marketplace last year, it was clear that Disney had taken steps to create some kitchen and home merchandise that really spoke to Disney fans through the Disney Centerpiece shop, with much of it focused on vintage designs from the earliest days of Disneyland and Disney World.
Things only continued to get better when Memento Mori — the first shop dedicated entirely to the Haunted Mansion — opened later in the year.
The thing is, so much great stuff came out last year, that it was almost hard to take it all in! So I don’t think I realized how cool these vintage attraction poster mugs are until I got to check them out in more detail on my most recent Disney World trip. These days, you can also find them in other places outside of the Co-op, like Magic Kingdom’s Confectionery.
Each mug has four attraction posters on it, so you’re looking at different views of the same four mugs in the pictures below (just click on any of the images to enlarge).
The first blue mug on the left features absolute favorites and classics across the board, from Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, as well as the Monorail System.
You’ll notice the purple mug is entirely dedicated to Fantasyland (including Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, which is [Read more…]
We’re staring down the last of the dog days of summer as Disney World gears up for Fall… Join us on a tour around all four east coast Parks as we check out What’s New!
With September upon us everyone is anticipating autumn and special seasonal events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (currently underway) and the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (more on that a little later in the post :). So it’s not surprising to see Magic Kingdom all decked out for the occasion!
(Love seeing this sign pop up [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…]