When those post-Disney Parks blues kick in, there are lots of ways to fill the void. Some of us read trip reports, others ghost plan future trips (don’t say we’re the only ones who do this…), and still others pore over their vacation photos and videos. All of these efforts to reclaim the magic are valid, but there’s one way in particular that DFB recommends: eating. But not just any old snacks! We’re talking Disney Parks food favorites you can find at home!
Classic Disney Parks snacks
are showing up in lots of great merchandise these days, and now Disneyland has some fun, colorful foam magnets that feature some of our favorites!
Naturally we’re starting with the ultimate frozen treat: a Dole Whip! [Read more…]
Just last week we let you know your snack life is about to change: Mickey Premium Bars are coming to grocery stores for a limited time to celebrate Mickey’s 90th birthday!
Well the bars are starting to show up in grocery stores, and now we have a few more details to share! According to the Miami Herald, Mickey Premium Bars “will be sold at most major grocery stores“, and Publix‘s spokesperson confirmed they will be carrying the frozen treat!
Who wouldn’t want to have one of THESE…
… at HOME?!
With thanks to Love the Mouse Travel on Facebook who published this photo on facebook last night (so we had Mickey Bar dreams all night ;-D), we are sharing that Nestle will soon be bringing Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars to select grocers across the country in celebration of Mickey’s 90th Anniversary! [Read more…]
Have you ever wanted to just be able to walk onto popular Hollywood Studios attractions like Slinky Dog Dash, Tower of Terror, and Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster with no wait? How about being able to do that while eating all of the popcorn, soda, and Mickey bars you can possibly hold?
Sounds like a dream, right? Well, guess what: it’s actually exactly what happens at After Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! We’re here to tell you all about it, including our thoughts and how to determine if these events are a good investment for you. Ready? As Slinky Dog says, “hold on!”
New Minnie Ears alert!
And this time, it’s for the Disney food fans. Because if you never leave a Disney park without eating one of these…
…you’re definitely going to want to wear a pair of these!
So we just told you yesterday the big news that vanilla Dole Whip is back for swirling at Magic Kingdom’s Aloha Isle… . But today we have even more Dole Whippy news!
How ‘bout some details on where YOU can snag your own DOLE WHIP PLUSH?!? Now this cute-cute-CUTIE — along with a Mickey Bar companion — is available Disney Parks!
While we spotted this via the @DisneylandToday Twitter, if you visit the Shop Disney Parks app… [Read more…]
Wow!!! Guest author (and an awesome friend who always sends me the best photos of Disney food!) Lori Fries, takes us on a whirlwind, coast-to-coast tour of six parks in one day. Let’s see what food she sampled!
If you are like me, you love BOTH Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. I achieved my top item on my bucket-list and went to all 6 parks — four in Disney World and two in Disneyland — on the same day!
Picking one snack in each park brings with it a unique set of challenges. For the first time in modern memory, I didn’t want to go to a park and pick what I felt like eating at the time. Seasonal treats have always held a special place on my Must Do Disney Food List, but I wanted to go with iconic treats.
There is an entirely different set of things I love to eat on both coasts. I could go to Epcot and fill my stomach around World Showcase. My trip was even during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! That is a different challenge.
Would I pick things only served on a stick to make an easy getaway to the next destination? Nope. That would rule out some classics like the Mickey pretzel.
Here is what I did. My first stop was Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar
To me, vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s silhouette screams Disney snack at its finest.
You can find them at ice cream carts and restaurants throughout the parks in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Not only can you get them from all the parks but all the resorts as well. I also knew that the carts are opened before the official park opening.
The biggest news around Epcot’s World Showcase is the debut of TWO new Frozen-themed attractions in the Norway Pavilion.
La Cantina de San Angel
On June 21st, Frozen Ever After (the Pavilion’s brand new dark ride) and the Royal Sommerhus Anna and Elsa Meet and Greet location made their official debut!
So, what are we doing at La Cantina de San Angel in the Mexico Pavilion instead? Well, Mexico is the next door neighbor to the Norway Pavilion in World Showcase. And to say that crowd levels have increased in the area might just be the understatement of the century. With so many guests arriving in the early morning hours thanks to the updated 9:00 am opening of the Norway Pavilion, expanded food options are also a new necessity in the vicinity.
Norway’s Counter Service option, Kringla Bakeri og Kafe, is also now open at 9:00 am. (School Bread for breakfast?! YES, please!!) And there are a few new additions there that we will check out in an upcoming post.
But since the offerings at La Cantina are all new, we made our pit stop here before taking on THIS wait time (yes, and then some!) for Disney World’s newest attraction.
Back to that later… we’ve got some eating to do first! [Read more…]
It’s been another busy week of food news! And since we’re almost to the middle of October that means Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween parties are in full swing at the Magic Kingdom with lots of fun treats! And of course we can’t forget about the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival still going strong!
We had a chance to dine at Morimoto Asia, and the newest restaurant in Disney Springs did not disappoint!
We have a lot to share, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- Morimoto Asia is open and we have a full review of dinner at Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s Pan-Asian restaurant!
- Disney raised the price for the Tables in Wonderland dining discount program.
- It’s time to start making plans for New Year’s Eve at the Walt Disney World Resort! There are some great dining options at the parks and several of the resort hotels!
- Chef Art Smith is bringing a new restaurant to Disney Springs in the summer of 2016!
- Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe has a new menu and fixins bar and we had to try it!
- Our #OnTheList series continues with those world famous Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars!
- A new chocolate shop – The Ganachery – is coming to Disney Springs later this year!
- We checked out the Festival Center at the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
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.