Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! Mickey’s birthday is November 18th, and if you’re in Disney World this weekend (November 17th – November 19th), YOU can celebrate everyone’s favorite Mouse with special treats all over the Resort!
Mickey Mouse is celebrating his birthday on November 18 and we’re all invited to the party! Whether you’re celebrating the Mouse’s big day at Walt Disney World or Disneyland, there are so many sweet treats to enjoy – and the best part is, every dessert was inspired by Mickey!
No birthday celebration is complete without cupcakes, and Mickey’s Birthday Cupcake will be available at The Trolley Car Cafe and Starring Rolls at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! A Love Mickey XOXO cupcake is available at the Main Street Bakery and Gaston’s Tavern in the Magic Kingdom, while Mischievous Mickey’s Birthday Cupcake – a confetti cupcake filled with strawberry mousse and topped with chocolate buttercream – will be available at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot.
Hello, friends! Well, we’d be remiss if we didn’t start out this post by wishing THIS GUY a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Mickey Mouse was presented to the world with the premiere of the animated short “Steamboat Willie” on November 18, 1928. And our favorite Mouse will be joining us all around the World today for our November edition of What’s New!
All Around the World
The Holiday Season is upon us! [Read more…]
Are you ready to start your day with Chip & Dale (along with a few more Disney pals) at Epcot’s Garden Grill?!
That’s right! Garden Grill, Disney World’s only rotating restaurant, has been serving dinner only for a while now. But on November 8th, TWO new meals joined the lineup: Garden Grill now serves up breakfast AND lunch, in addition to dinner! (This, by the way, brings the total of Character Breakfasts in Epcot to two, with the Norway Pavilion’s Akershus Royal Banquet Hall offering the other option with Princess Storybook Dining. Characters are now at both restaurants for every meal.)
The menu for the new lunch addition nearly duplicates that of Chip ’N’ Dale’s Harvest Feast for dinner. But breakfast is all-new, operating each day from 8:00 to 10:30 am.
We can’t wait to dig in! And we’ve got a few friends who would like to say “Good Morning” to you, too…
But let’s take a look around first. And, as always with the Garden Grill, I do mean AROUND… [Read more…]
We love sharing with you all of the fun merch that Disney comes up with to usher in the holiday season!
We’ll have a whole series of gift guides to help you find just the right thing for every person on your holiday gift list this year.
Today, we’re kicking off with a fantastic collection of retro-inspired serving pieces to make your trim-a-tree party the best yet! If you like what you see, just click on the links and head over to DisneyStore.com to purchase!
While you’re there, you can take advantage of their Friends and Family Sale, going on today through Sunday, November 8. Purchase at least one eligible item, enter code DISNEYPAL, and receive 25% off of your entire order!
And don’t forget — when you spend $75 or more, shipping is FREE with code SHIPMAGIC!
Let’s take a look at a few of our favorites…
Disney is on to something with their continued emphasis on retro designs. The Large Holiday Tray brings together characters you just know would hit it off — Mickey, Minnie, and Tink! Captured in muted colors and mid-century detail, this tray is sure to remind you that The Holidays are Swell! [Read more…]
Writing about Disney Food — all of it — well, it’s kinda the point of this blog. But I am never happier than when I can share one of my truly favorite meals with you.
And ‘Ohana’s Best Friends Character Breakfast definitely qualifies! Let’s take a closer look at this experience as we head into the Great Ceremonial House and see why ‘Ohana Breakfast is definitely #OnTheList!
Recently, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort underwent a lengthy refurbishment. If you haven’t visited the resort in a while, you’ll definitely notice some changes to the lobby and other public areas.
With the Resort’s name change (the Polynesian resumed its original, opening day name), we also welcomed a couple of exciting new additions — the Pineapple Lanai and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. [Read more…]
Great news for all of us Disney fans!!
Or take a gander at a few fun items we’ve found to be hidden gems…just in time for holiday feasts!
Fun Kids’ Disney Dining Accessories!
We all know the typical holiday scene: the extended family is gathered ‘round for a feast, and there’s the “adults” table, and the “kids” table. But tell me… who wouldn’t want to be relegated to the kids table, with place settings and accessories like the ones we’ve found here?
Of course, these items aren’t just for the holidays, they’re good for all year. So, if you’re still looking for a few things to round out the stocking for your little pirate or princess, or just add some fun to their holiday (or everyday!) place setting, you may want to take a look at these…
Anna and Elsa Placemat
If this year’s wait times to meet Frozen’s Anna and Elsa at Disney World have been any indication, little girls may actually run to dinner if their place setting includes this Anna and Elsa Placemat.
Anna and Elsa Flatware
The Frozen Flatware features a spoon with Anna, and a fork with Elsa.
For those who have picked their definite favorite, there is an Anna Tumbler…
… or an Elsa Tumbler.
Frozen Water Bottle
Both sisters are featured on this Frozen Aluminum Water Bottle.
Olaf Sipper Cup
Really, though, who are Anna and Elsa without their buddy Olaf? Even if you’re completely Frozened-out , you have to admit this Olaf Sipper Cup is pretty cute.
Mickey Mouse Plate
But even if Elsa is the current reigning Queen, there’s a little guy who inspires even more loyalty amongst the kiddos (and us big kids, too ;). I love how this Mickey Mouse Plate comes complete with ears (perfect for side dishes)…
Mickey Mouse Bowl
So does the [Read more…]
Who’s the leader of the Club that’s made for you and me?
Yep, we’re going a little old school on today’s edition of Disney Food Pics of the Week — our regular series where we feature reader pics posted on Disney Food Blog Photo Extravaganza, our Flickr group!
And nothing says Disney Food! like having the Mouse himself on your eats.
If you’d like to get in on the fun, head over to Disney Food Blog Photo Extravaganza on Flickr and join the group. We’d love to see even more of your great food shots! Let’s see what you’ve found!
Mickey Cake Pop
Photographer: Tricki Woo
Cake Pops have taken the world by storm over the last couple of years, it seems. So, of course, it didn’t take too long for a Disney version to pop up! Ha! Get it? These normally come with marshmallow ears, and the colors are gorg!
Mickey Beignets at Cafe Orleans
Photographer: Riniel Calaelen
Cafe Orleans in Disneyland is one of my favorite stops for a delicious, Cajun-inspired meal. And I always leave room for Mickey Shaped Beignets, which come with amazing Raspberry and Vanilla Dipping Sauces here.
Mickey Ice Cream Bar
Photographer: Planning WDW
But there’s no way we could write about Mickey Snacks without mentioning the [Read more…]
We’re heading back to Epcot’s Future World for dinner at Garden Grill Restaurant!
This is a DFB favorite, and it comes together as Chip ‘n Dale’s Harvest Feast. The dinner features an all-you-care-to-eat meal served Family Style.
If you’ve ever shied away from eating in Future World in favor of the more varied cuisine available in World Showcase, it may be time to give Disney World’s only rotating restaurant a chance.
Please join me, Chip ‘n Dale, Pluto, and the main Mouse himself (MICKEY!) at the Harvest Feast for some food and fun!
The atmosphere? Well, that depends… You see, the Garden Grill rotates over the various scenes of the Living with the Land attraction, so what you see depends on where in the rotation you are in the moment.
It takes about one hour to make the full rotation, so it’s slow enough that you don’t really notice the feel of it while you are dining — at least, I didn’t. I was too busy enjoying the views! Take a look…
We enjoyed all of this from our table on the lower level of this two-level restaurant. It’s definitely a score if you are seated on the lower level, which is fashioned with booths as opposed to the chairs and tables on the upper level.
The booths provide more of a “front row seat” experience for the attraction, so it’s worth asking at check-in to see if you can get one. I wasn’t expecting a booth since it was just my husband and me, but several of the booths are divided with drop-leaf tables, allowing for a larger family on one side, and a pair on the other. The drop-leaf, of course, can be raised to accommodate a larger group, if needed.
Of course, the special touches are in full effect here — check out this table setting! Remind you of a certain character?
Speaking of… The one thing with the ability to distract you from the attraction views is… well, it’s actually FOUR things: the Characters!
Here’s Chip striking a pose in front of the Prairie Desert.
Pluto stopped by to say “Hello!”
Dale plotted how he might sneak some of our food…
… but I informed him it was people food, and not well-suited for chipmunks. (That makes for a sad chipmunk!)
Okay, this next shot is not a shining example of terrific photography . But I hope it conveys that moment of excitement when you first spot THE EARS over a nearby booth (c’mon, you can admit it!), and realize who will be at your table shortly…
Farmer Mickey Mouse — in OVERALLS, no less!!!
At the start of the meal, I was a bit [Read more…]
Well… sort of.
During a design experiment, the advertising agency STOYN took iconic figures easily recognized in global culture and made them into ice cream images (Um…awesome!!).
In August 2011, this ice cream art was on display and for purchase at the Fountain Art Fair in Miami. Check out a few of these rockin’ creations!
Darth Vader is flavored with blueberry and licorice:
Donald Duck’s all about the bananas and chocolate!
Mickey Mouse is an icy [Read more…]