First Look! 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Merchandise

More Epcot Food and Wine Festival info comin’ your way!!

While we wait for the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival menus to be revealed, let’s take a look at some of the merchandise that will be sold at this year’s Festival scheduled for September 28 – November 12.

According to the DisneyParks Blog, Disney’s Event Merchandise department has created some unique items for this year’s event.

Pins and Vinylmation

First up, I HAVE to show you these limited edition pins. Cranberry bog fans will want to collect the Mickey Mouse in a cranberry bog version… Now, I ask you, WHY does Mickey get to go in the cranberry bog and I DON’T?!??!

I’ve been asking Ocean Spray on twitter (@OceanSprayInc if you’d like to petition for me) for months to let me get in the bog, and, alas, no answer…

2012 Food and Wine Vinylmation and Pins

Also showing up in pin form: The main logo pin features Chip and Dale. Disney Vacation Club members should look for a Minnie Mouse pin, and Annual Passholders might want to pick up the new Figment pin (!!!!) — yes please.

Vinyl fans will love that limited edition Vinylmation figure! The 3-inch figure features Tony from “Lady and the Tramp.” Designed by Billy Davis, the edition size is ONLY 2,500.

Signature Artwork This Year

Check out this piece – it’s the signature artwork element that will be used on some of the merchandise pieces like cutting boards, trivets, spoon rests, coffee mugs, and coasters. (Looks like we also get a sneak peek at what the Marketplace Passports will look like!)

2012 Food and Wine Festival Artwork

Drinkware

Two drinkware pieces that will be showcasing the festival logo include a wine glass and light-up tumbler.

(Yes, I am getting a light-up tumbler and you can’t stop me. I’m putting it on my tray when I walk through the festival. Yes, I bring a tray to the festival.)

2012 Food and Wine Merchandise

Apparel and Other Kitchen Items

Look for the following “sketch” on kitchen items like [Read more…]

New! Disney Food-Inspired Air Fresheners

According to one of my favorite people at the DisneyParks Blog, merch specialist Steven Miller, there are some awesome new Disney food merch items about to debut!

Turkey Leg and Mickey Ice Cream Bar Air Fresheners

Taking the powerful sense of smell and combining it with the Disney food world, the Parks will release Disney Food-inspired Air Fresheners in August!

And while I’m not 100% sure (not even 25% sure) I’d want a Turkey Leg scent emanating from my car on these hot summer days, I sure could get on board with a yummy Mickey Waffle smell or that spicy candy apple!

Candy Apple and Mickey Waffle Air Fresheners

The turkey leg, Mickey Mouse premium ice cream bar, candy apple, and Mickey Mouse waffle air fresheners seen here were [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: March 18, 2012

Green Cider in Epcot for St. Patrick's Day

We’re having fun discovering foodie specials during our visit to Disney World! Yesterday, Epcot was a sea of green as guests celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with green beer and green-tinted Grey Goose Slushies!

But there’s lots more Disney Food News to tell you about! But first — have you listened to our new DFB Podcast, yet? We’d love to hear your feedback on our first ever Podcast all about Disney Food!

Disney Food News

Here’s the latest…

For more sweet and savory food news, stop by our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book is Now Available!

The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book is the fourth in our Disney Food Blog mini-guide series, created to supplement our Disney Food Blog Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book.

Here you’ll find in-depth information, HUGE color photos, and first-hand reviews about classic and new-to-you Epcot snacks — in great detail!

The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks is an instantly downloadable PDF guide with over 180 pages of information and advice on over 150 delicious snacks that you can savor in Disney World’s Epcot.

Get your copy today!

On to the Round-Up

AKL Resort shares the wine – Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz – sold at the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s gift shop.

Gorillas Don’t Blog visits 1967 Plaza Restaurants in Disneyland.

Travel Blogs on Huffington Post shares a slideshow of some new dishes on the Disney Fantasy!

A Taste of Wonderland dines gluten-free at Animal Kingdom’s Yak & Yeti.

Gastropodtravels reviews Remy aboard the Disney Dream. Take a look at that cheese trolley!

Main Street Gazette stops by the Cookes of Dublin in Downtown Disney.

WESH.com shares dining tips to beat the crowds at Walt Disney World. Oh, yes, those tips are courtesy of yours truly!

All’s Fare Food Blog finds Beatles’ yellow submarine kitchen accessories in Epcot’s United Kingdom.

New! Fun Disney Ceramic Coffee Tumblers

You guys remember when Disney came out with those fun boxed candies with clever sayings on the front last year, right?

Well, we’ve spotted some adorable ceramic tumblers that sport similar sayings and are perfect for your morning cup of joe! Currently priced at $14.95, these Disney Theme Park Exclusive mugs make a great take-home souvenir.

Each 8 1/2″ tall mug has a detachable rubber lid and holds about 12 oz. of your favorite beverage. I haven’t seen them on DisneyStore.com yet, but if you do, let me know! Here are a few of the ones we found in the parks this week:

Disney monorail fans will love this mug. “Please stand clear of my coffee. Por Favor Mantengase AleJado De Mi Cafe'”!

Monorail Mug

Jessica Rabbit shows off her animated features and exclaims, [Read more…]

Disney World Food-Themed Luggage Available in Epcot

Remember when that cool piece of luggage was spotted in Disneyland? The one with Disneyland icons and food decorating the whole suitcase?

We’ll, we’re happy to share that a Walt Disney World version was spotted at Epcot’s Mouse Gear store by Reader Chantel B.!

Disney Luggage

The suitcase features names of Disney World theme parks, Mickey ear hats, Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, [Read more…]

Favorite Find: Disney Food-Inspired Accessories!

Thanks to Disney Food Blog reader Liana for giving us a heads-up about these adorable Disney Food-Inspired jewelry and decor items. The items are currently being sold on Etsy, and depict a few favorite Disney eats from the theme parks and movies. Let’s check ‘em out…

Zebra Dome Charm

This Zebra Dome charm is a nod to the popular Zebra Dome dessert found on the dessert buffet at Boma in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. It sells for $8.

Zebra Dome Charm

Mickey Mouse Doughnut Post Earrings

These earrings are made with titanium posts. Non Allergic.
$12

Earrings

Pink Minnie Mouse Macaron Necklace

Wear your love for Minnie Mouse and Macarons with this [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: February 19, 2012

New Temporary Italy Kiosk in Epcot

Viva Italia! The temporary Italy kiosk in Epcot is now serving up some tasty eats including ravioli — along with glasses of wine!

Disney Food News

We’re serving up the latest foodie news this week!


For more delicious food news, stop by our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

On to the Round-Up

Carmi’s Art Life World Check out the Mickey Retro Kitchen Series — it’s miniature Japanese collectibles!

Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups visits the lounge at the California Grill. Cheers!

MousePlanet stops by Germany’s Biergarten in Epcot!

Burger Invasion (c)Yesterland

StudiosCentral.com analyzes how to get the best values with your Disney Dining Plan credits at counter-service restaurants in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Yesterland takes a look back at the Burger Invasion in Disney California Adventure.

Kevin Kidney reminisces about a long-lost mural from the Plaza Pavilion and welcomes the new Jolly Holiday Bakery to Disneyland.

Main Street Gazette pays tribute to the Cobb Salad at The Hollywood Brown Derby.

Preserving Epcot: Kitchen Kabaret Vinylmation

In my post last week about new food-related Vinylmation releases, I mentioned that I was waiting for the delivery of a Kitchen Kabaret Vinylmation box set. Well, now I have it — and you get to see it first!

This set of six tasty treats retails for $99.95 at Walt Disney World and Disneyland locations. Get your own Kitchen Kabaret set here! Here are our representatives from the dearly departed “The Land” attraction, Kitchen Kabaret:

The hostess with the mostest — Bonnie Appetite.

Your hostess, Bonnie Appetite

Mustard, representing the Kitchen Krackpots band.

Mustard, jamming on the saxophone

Rice, from the Cereal Sisters.

Rice

Broccoli, from Colander Combo and the Fiesta Fruit. Sadly, his [Read more…]

News! The Latest Foodie Vinylmations!

More new food-related vinylmations have been released (or announced), and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Kitchen Kabaret Vinylmation Set

Drum roll please… The Kitchen Kabaret Vinylmation set that we reported on back in September has now been released.

Broccoli Vinylmation is one of Six in the Kitchen Kabaret Vinylmation Set

The 6-piece set is being sold at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland D-Street locations as well as few select in-park shops, retailing for $99.95. I’m not at the parks this week, so I’ll have to wait until the mailman brings me my set to show you up-close-and-personal photos of these vinyl veggies.

But to keep your hunger at bay, I do have a few foodie Vinylmation pictures for you to snack on.

Valentine’s Day Box of Chocolates

For all you lovebirds out there, disneystore.com is has been offering the Vinylmation version of a box of chocolates.

This is an open-box edition, so in this case, you do know what you’re going to get. This 3″ figure sells for $16.95 on DisneyStore.com.

Box of Chocolates Front

Box of Chocolate, Back

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show Vinylmation

While not a depiction of actual eats, the Park 7 Vinylmation series feature a fire dancer from the Spirit of Aloha dinner show at the Polynesian.

I’m thinking that if the merchandise artists wanted to make this one more realistic, they would have given [Read more…]

Cupcake Jewelry Now Available in Disney Parks

What do you get when you combine our favorite sweet treat with fun accessories? Adorable jewelry! These earrings, necklaces and charms were spotted recently in the Magic Kingdom by DFB reader, Melissa James. Thanks for sharing, Melissa!

Cupcake Earrings

Your sweetie will love the bling on these cupcakes!

Cupcake Necklaces

For the girl that can’t choose just one kind of cupcake! Show your passion with wearable cupcake-cuties!

Cupcake Charms

Note the resemblance of some of the cupcakes to some certain vinylmation? Or even pajamas? ;-)

Have you seen any fun Disney food merchandise lately? Let us know about your finds in the comments below!