Bacon hasn’t been solely for breakfast in a while — and now Vivoli Il Gelato in Disney Springs found a tasty way to have bacon as a snack or dessert!
That’s right, Vivoli Il Gelato has introduced a Maple Bacon Milkshake! We had to check this out!
There is another fabulous milkshake added to the already impressive milkshake lineup available at Disney’s All Star Movies resort.
Take a look at this appropriately named Scene Stealer Cookie Milkshake.
This Scene Stealer blends the classic taste of Cookie Dough and Ice Cream to create a cool treat with the extra fun of chocolate sprinkles around the top of the cup and chocolate sauce draped around the inside of your souvenir cup. [Read more…]
You know… there are places that just surprise you with new eats time and time again in Disney World. And one of those places is located in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland.
We were just at Golden Oak Outpost to try the recently added Jalapeño Poppers and Fried Cauliflower to the menu here. And now? We’re already back to check out a couple of brand new milk shakes at this ever-changing spot! But they’re not just your basic chocolate or vanilla. [Read more…]
Thanks in part to a little annual shindig known as The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, Hollywood Studios has a reputation for spreading holiday cheer in its own unique way… and that’s right down to the snacks!
This year there are a few newcomers to the mix as well as some old favorites. We were so excited to find these killer new snacks to share with you!
Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner is playing host to a VERY hidden holiday gem… so well hidden, in fact, that you can’t even see it on a sign.
On the menu, you just see the simple mention of “Seasonal Shakes.” I took it upon myself to find out exactly what that means in regards to the Yuletide… and THIS is what I found: the Peppermint Shake!
The name “Peppermint Shake” is actually a bit misleading. The peppermint comes solely from the crushed candy cane on top of the whipped cream. The base, however, is made of Red Velvet ice Cream.
That mild cocoa flavor that Red Velvet is known for is [Read more…]
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is once again hosting Star Wars Weekends from May 18 – June 10, 2012, for fans celebrating the George Lucas films.
If you have young padawans that can’t wait to meet Chewbacca (“let the wookie win”) or a budding Jedi that dreams of a lightsaber battle with Darth Vader, this event is for you!
Adults that grew up with the Star Wars empire are equally excited about this special event with the opportunity to purchase unique merchandise and meet celebrities. I’m looking forward to attending my second Star Wars Weekend this year, and not only will I be posing for a picture with an Ewok, I’m going to snag one of these galatically-good snacks as well!
According to the DisneyParks Blog, there are some fun treats awaiting hungry Star Wars fans! My 12-year old son just told me that he likes “all of them,” but he’s headed for the Darth cupcake first.
A special chocolate cupcake featuring Darth Vader will be available for $4.99 at Darth’s Mall, ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, Studio Catering Co., Pizza Planet, and Starring Rolls Cafe.
This is pretty much the regular chocolate, peanut butter cupcake with a Darth head stuck in it, but we’re not complaining! Also, it’s definitely more ornate than last year’s version! “It is useless to resist” the power of the Darth cupcake!
Loyal droid R2D2 features his own bucket of churros with chocolate dipping sauce. Get yours at [Read more…]
So, I’m headed to the dentist for some major dental work today while bazillions of Disney fans are living it up in the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland at One More Disney Day, the epic 24-hour theme park Leap Day adventure! 😉 Don’t worry, though, to show what a good sport I am, I’m going to share with you the five things I’d be eating if I was there with them! 😉 Share in our comments section what YOU’D be eating if you were there!
To appeal to my sweet tooth, I’d head over to the Plaza Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom for one of their out-of-this-world milkshakes!
Some great food links for you this week! But first, the answers to yesterday’s photo hunt! Going clockwise from the upper left-hand corner: 1. Restaurantosaurus 2. Candy Cauldron 3. Coral Reef 4. Via Napoli 5. Diamond Horseshoe 6. Bistro de Paris! Did you get them all right? 🙂
And now, on to the round-up!
The Passporter Moms Podcast featured three Disney Food Blog contributors this week — Erin Foster, our Disney Food for Families columnist; Kim LaPaglia, Disney Food Blog contributor and behind-the-scenes superstar; and Bernie Edwards, Disney Food Blog contributor (and my Aquaduck partner)! Check out their report (including reviewing the food!) on the new Wild Africa Trek tour in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Speaking of podcasts, I had the chance to record with the WDW Today Podcast again! This week, we covered those 2011 Disney Dining Plan changes! Listen here!
WDW for Grownups shows us around Raglan Road in Downtown Disney Orlando!
Eating (and Drinking) Around WDW channels Andrew Zimmern as he makes the chef’s recipe for Black Bean Spare Ribs with Green Onion, presented at the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
Main Street Gazette discovers a bit more about the recipe for coca-cola in Epcot!
Babes in Disneyland says a resounding no to the new kids meal pizzas at Disneyland’s Village Haus.
English Disney Blog reviews Walt’s Restaurant in Disneyland Paris!
Kevin Kidney reveals the authentic recipe for the original Chicken of the Sea Tunaburger in Disneyland. But the best part of the post is the picture of Kevin with said Tunaburger.
As you know, I am on a quest. I’d like to dine at every single Disney restaurant and try every single Disney “cult status” fan favorite still available today (sadly, that does not include beaver tails, RIP). I’d been doing a pretty good job at moving forward on my mission, but I had a few secrets I kept hidden — dishes I’d never, ever tried until this year, even though they were serious favorites of Disney guests the world over.
We like to be honest around here, so I’m going to start coming clean by giving you a list of a few Disney desserts I hadn’t really tried until my past few trips — along with what I thought of them. Ready? Here we go!
Yak and Yeti Fried Cream Cheese Won-tons
Once upon a time, a fun new restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom called Yak and Yeti introduced a fun twist on the standard Asian won-ton. By stuffing won-ton skins with sweet cream cheese, frying them up, and pairing them with pineapples and sweet sauce, this is one non-chocolate dessert that will steal your heart and your taste buds.
Lots of folks claim that it’s not sweet enough, but I really enjoyed it. It’s a good, relatively light dessert to share, and the best part is: it suits hot days and cold days — perfect for all temps in WDW.
Le Cellier Smores
Billed as a kids’ dessert, most Disney veterans have at least heard about the smores if they haven’t tried them. Presentation is key here — two gourmet “graham cracker” cookies are coated in [Read more…]
There are plenty of places to grab a milkshake in Disney World, but there are a few that are spectacular. Pulled from an informal reader survey taken earlier this year, here are the top contenders:
50’s Prime Time Cafe
The 50’s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is well known among Disneyphiles as the place where television, formica, and fun reign supreme.
At this clever cafe, the focus is on food straight from Mom’s Kitchen, and your meals are served by your “cousins,” “aunts,” and “uncles.” You can choose from 1950’s favorites, including meatloaf, fried chicken, and pot roast.
And after your meal, the dessert menu comes to your table. But this is your normal dessert menu — it’s a viewfinder. You remember, those pictorial toys that you used to view images of the Grand Canyon and Disneyland when you were a kid? That’s the one! Except, this time, you get to see the yummy desserts available at the restaurant. (Almost as good as the Grand Canyon, no?) One of those desserts is arguably the most delicious malted milkshake I’ve ever had. Very thick and served in a tall glass, with the extra in the shake cup on the side, you might just need that spoon…
Beaches and Cream
One of our favorite restaurants is Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club Resort near Epcot. This place is reminiscent of a mid-century soda shop, complete with mirrored walls, a long counter for seating, pastel tiled floors, and wrought-iron tables.
What you order here is burgers, fries, hot dogs, onion rings, and a french dip sandwich if you’re feeling fancy. But the real reason to head to Beaches and Cream isn’t for the fried food (though it’s delicious); it’s for the ice cream! Beaches and Cream is famous for its giant sundaes, including the Kitchen Sink, which includes scoops of every flavor of ice cream, every single topping, candy bars, oreos, and a whole can of whipped cream.
We usually intersperse our sundae orders with an occasional milkshake order. Served in a soda fountain glass (you get the extra on the side here, too), you’ll be instantly transported back in time to your days at the drugstore.
Sci-Fi Dine In
This is a restaurant like no other. You sit in a car. It’s dark — very dark. There are hilarious, old-fashioned B movies playing on a massive screen in front of you. Yet you’re eating spinach and artichoke dip? Indeed!
This place, found in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is true Disney Imagineering at its best. You’re meant to feel as though you’re sitting in your convertible at a 1950’s drive-in, and, amazingly, it all works! Well-trained CMs weave in and out of dozens of parked cars — in the dark — taking orders, bringing food, bussing tables, and never getting in the way of the movie trailers playing on the screen. It’s a fun, interesting, and exciting meal, to be certain.
And though I can highly recommend the cheesecake for dessert, the truly authentic dessert is the milkshake! Any flavor is delicious, and a wonderful ending to a delicious meal.
Let Us Know Your Thoughts
Have you tried one of these milkshakes, or do you have an idea for a contender for the top three? Let me know by leaving a comment on the post! Would love to hear from challengers!
Photo Credit: SanctumSolitude