Disney Food News Round-Up: September 17, 2017

Happy weekend! We’re back with another edition of our Disney Food Round-up for you today.

Disneyland Mummy Macaron

Disneyland Mummy Macaron

HalloweenTime has begun in Disneyland, and we’ve got reviews of the adorably spooky eats!

And the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is in full swing at Epcot! If you’re making plan to attend the Festival you should check out our Best of the Fest post and DFB Best of the Fest YouTube video!

And don’t forget, the 2017 Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic is October 27 and 28! We have all the details for you!

We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…

Disney Food News

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: The WORST Restaurants in Disney World

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 list our Worst Restaurants in Disney World! Check it out below — and subscribe here.


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Review: Fall-riffic Pumpkin Cupcake at the Magic Kingdom!

Depending on where you are in the country, school has been back in session for at least a week. Pumpkin Spiced beverages are up for grabs everywhere, and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is ON.

Halloween Decorations in Magic Kingdom

Halloween Decorations in Magic Kingdom

Which means it’s time to say…. Happy Fall, Y’all!  And when it comes to autumn in Disney World, there’s so much to see and do… and EAT!

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New Video: Full Review of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!

Hey Guys! Today we are so excited to bring you one of our biggests DFB Videos to date. We are sharing with you ALL the details about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Lemon and Strawberry Chocolate Tart

Lemon and Strawberry Chocolate Tart

Are you looking for general details about the party? Or scenes during the event? What about the lo-down on ALL of the amazing snacks and treats? We have it all for you here! [Read more…]

UPDATED: Disney World and Hurricane Irma — Closures and Resources

I’m sure you all know that Disney World may be in the direct path of a pretty strong hurricane this weekend and/or early next week. Cruises have been canceled, flights have been canceled, and we’re hearing form our readers that entire vacations are being canceled due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.

Irma's path as of 9-8

Irma’s path as of 9-8

In this post, we’ll be updating regularly with any cancellations and closures we hear about due to the storm, and any tips and updates that might be helpful for those in Disney World during the storm, or those planning to head to Orlando this weekend. Stay tuned and stay safe.

Disney World and Other Theme Park Closures

Updated 9/8 2:58 PM ET: According to the Orlando Sentinel, Disney World’s theme parks and other Orlando area theme parks will be closing starting Saturday evening and remaining closed through Monday.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme parks will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed by Magic Kingdom and Epcot at 9 p.m. All four are expected to stay closed through Monday, Disney officials announced Friday afternoon.

Water park Typhoon Lagoon will close Saturday at 5 p.m. and will not operate Sunday or Monday. Blizzard Beach, which was closed Friday, also will be unavailable Sunday and Monday.

Saturday’s end-of-night finales at Disney parks, such as “Rivers of Light” show at Animal Kingdom and the “Happily Ever After” fireworks at Magic Kingdom, have also been pulled from the lineup.

Stores at Disney Springs will close by 9 p.m. Saturday, and they will not be open for business on Sunday or Monday.

NOTE THAT HOTELS AND RESORTS WILL STILL BE OPEN AND DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO CATER TO THEIR GUESTS.

Information for guests staying at Disney World hotels

Information for guests staying at Disney World hotels

Sea World, Legoland, and Busch Gardens have also scheduled closures starting Saturday night.

Resort Hotel Updates

We are seeing reports on Resort Hotel Facebook fan pages that guests are being informed that a 7 p.m. curfew will be in place tonight at the hotels. And, check out this post from Pop Century!

Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport will suspend flights starting at 5:15 pm on Saturday, September 9th. Orlando Sanford International Airport will suspend flights starting at 5:15 pm on Saturday, September 9th. Flights won’t resume until further notice.

If this affects your travels, be sure to contact your airline for more information.

Advance Dining Reservations for Disney World Restaurants

Please be advised of these temporary changes to making or canceling Advance Dining Reservations: new dining reservations are not being accepted for any Disney World restaurants for the dates of September 10th or 11th. Also, the regular dining cancellation policies will not be enforced for reservations through Monday, September 11th. Below is the statement from the Disney World website.

Screenshot from Disney World website

Screenshot from Disney World website

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Cancellation

We have an important update for anyone who has tickets to the September 10th Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The event has been cancelled (September 10th only) in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

If you do have tickets, please note the following options that are posted on the Disney World website. Guests may exchange their September 10th ticket for one of the following:

– Tickets to attend another Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

– Tickets to attend an upcoming Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

– 1 Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option, to be used within the next 2 years

– A full refund for event tickets

Call (407) 939-7818 or email Ticket.Inquiries@DisneyWorld.com, and have your tickets available in order for your request to be processed as soon as possible.

Fort Wilderness Closure

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds will close beginning Saturday, September 9 at 2:00 pm (the reopen date has not yet been posted). Remember, this will also impact Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Trail’s End, and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ reservations.

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show Cancellation

We were notified that the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has been cancelled for Saturday night. We believe the Sunday night performance will also be cancelled.

Night of Joy Cancellation

Additionally, Night of Joy at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has been cancelled for September 9th (the September 8th Night of Joy will still take place). September 9th guests may attend the Friday night event or request a full refund.

Blizzard Beach Closure

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will also be closed on Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th.

‘Ohana Menu Changes

Guests with ADR for tonight have been told that dinner at ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be treated to a buffet style meal rather than the typical all-you-care-to-enjoy skewered meats and sides. The buffet is priced at $20 per adult, $10 per child (or one Disney Dining Plan credit).

Free Food at Parks

Animal Kingdom has been handing out free food during the day on Saturday, presumably in advance of the park being closed for the next two days. Elephant Ear cookies and Flame Tree BBQ Ribs have been spotted. If you’re in the parks tonight, keep your eyes open!

Elephant Ears Kusafiri Bakery

Disney’s Hurricane Policies and FAQs

Also remember, Disney’s Hurricane Policy and FAQs are posted on the Disney World website!

Disney also has a page dedicated to Hurricane Irma and any related closures and cancellations!

Stay safe, everybody!!

Review! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Treats (with Haunted Mansion Portrait Desserts!)

Friends, it might be summer in the rest of the country, but at Walt Disney World, Autumn is ON! And while some might say it’s too early for Halloween and Pumpkin-Spiced-EVERYTHING, I am not that person. So you KNOW that while I am happily in Disney World to cover the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, I also HAD to grab my ticket for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

It's Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!

It’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

Every year, Mickey welcomes his pals to this special extra-ticket event at the Magic Kingdom. This year, the party is taking place on select nights from August 25 through November 1. And you’re going to want to read on to find out where you can scare up goodies like THIS…

Stretching Room Chocolate and Peanut Butter Tart

Stretching Room Chocolate and Peanut Butter Tart

… plus TONS of other treats! And not just of the candy-in-my-trick-or-treat-bag variety, although there’s plenty of that, too! [Read more…]

News: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Eats and Treats

Oh, BOY… If you’re going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year, there are even more extra TREATS than ever before in store for you!!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

In addition to trick-or-treating spots all over Magic Kingdom, extra special snacks will be available for purchase around the park throughout the party.

©Disney

©Disney

!!!! Yeah, we’ll be telling you where you can get your hands on THAT awesomeness VERY soon. First things first, though… a few spooky snacks will be available in the Magic Kingdom ALL DAY, no matter whether you’re attending the Party or not!

ALL DAY TREATS

The Main Street Bakery will give the Mickey-shaped Cinnamon Roll a seasonal makeover. [Read more…]

Sneak Peek: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Merchandise

Yes, it’s still only August but this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off next week at the Magic Kingdom with the first party of the season on August 25. And today we have a preview of some of the commemorative merchandise that will be available at the party!

Halloween at Disney!

Halloween at Disney!

The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus are returning to the party this year and you’ll find a slate of merchandise inspired by them, including tees, a snow globe, and a limited-edition MagicBand!

©Disney

©Disney

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News: Fireworks Dessert Parties Open for Booking for Mickey’s Halloween and Christmas Parties

If you have ever attended Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, then you know that Mickey loves to treat all his guests to a larger-than-life Fireworks Spectacular as part of the evening’s events!

Holiday Wishes

Holiday Wishes

With the return of both parties will be the return of the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party and the Holiday Wishes Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant.

Both parties offer guests the chance to view party fireworks from Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant and enjoy a buffet full of themed desserts and specialty drinks. Here are the details on each: [Read more…]

News: Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package Now Available for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

It’s never to early to begin your holiday planning… not when it comes to a holiday at Disney World, at any rate! Tickets are now available for booking two special holiday events at Disney World: Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

With the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be the return of the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package option to add on to your evening. [Read more…]

Review: Apple Pie Sundae and Poison Apple Mug at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

I had a BLAST running around Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party a couple of weeks ago! I hadn’t been in a few years, and it was so much fun to get back there (even though it was raining!).

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

I always love the festive atmosphere that transforms the not-so-spooky Magic Kingdom. [Read more…]