What’s New Around Walt Disney World: December 11, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Disney World!! The season is rolling right along with festive treats and special events. And, as always, there’s plenty of other food news to go around: menu changes, new eats (did somebody say “Barbecued Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese?!”), completed refurbishments, ongoing Downtown Disney construction, and more. So join us on another trip around the World to see What’s New

EPCOT

Holidays Around the World is in full swing at Epcot! This annual festival shares holiday traditions from around the globe through story, music, and — our favorite! — FOOD!

Happy Holidays from EPCOT!

Happy Holidays from EPCOT!

Epcot Christmas tree ornaments

Epcot Christmas tree ornaments

Holiday Storyteller in Japan

Holiday Storyteller in Japan

France decoration

France decoration

Remember, this is the only time of year to grab such treats as Happy Face Fried Cakes at the Joy of Tea in China, Gingerbread Ice Cream at L’artisan des Glaces in France, and Panettone sweet bread at Italy’s Gelato Stand.

Happy Face Fried Cakes

Happy Face Fried Cakes

Gingerbread Ice Cream

Gingerbread Ice Cream

Panettone Sweet Bread display

Panettone Sweet Bread display

But there’s plenty of non-holiday food news as well… Starting in Morocco, Spice Road Table has not only started taking Advance Dining Reservations — they’re also now accepting the Disney Dining Plan.

To offer guests the ability to maximize their one Table Service plan credit, this tapas-based restaurant is now also serving full-sized entrees, including Coriander Crusted Rack of Lamb, Roasted Chicken, and a Mediterranean Vegetable Platter, among others.

Spice Road Table

Spice Road Table

Spice Road Table menu

Spice Road Table menu

Staying in Morocco, Tangierine Cafe debuted new entrees as well: a Meatball Platter and Saffron Rotisserie Chicken.

Tangierine Cafe menu

Tangierine Cafe menu

Tangierine Cafe entree display

Tangierine Cafe entree display

At the United Kingdom’s Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room, the [Read more…]

“Taste of Hollywood on the Go” Fantasmic Picnic Package – Back for a Limited Time!

For a limited time, guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios can once again enjoy A Taste of Hollywood Grab & Go from Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner.

Booking begins today, December 8th, so now’s the time to make your holiday touring plans!

With the anticipated holiday crowds arriving at the Walt Disney World resort this month, A Taste of Hollywood Grab & Go gives hungry visitors the chance to eat a counter service meal (more time to spend at the attractions!!) and enjoy a reserved viewing ticket for Fantasmic!

Enjoy a picnic with the family!

Min and Bill's Dockside Diner

Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner

Pre-purchase A Taste of Hollywood Grab & Go for December 24-31, 2014. Show your receipt at the Fantasmic! entrance to receive a spot in a preferred location for the first or second show. Remember, seats are still first come, first served so plan accordingly.

Fantasmic!

Fantasmic!

Picnic Meal Choices:

Adults — Fried Chicken, Veggie Wrap, Sushi California Tuna Roll, Shrimp Salad, and Cold Cut Beef

Kids — Turkey Wrap, Power Pack

Desserts — Just Goodies, Cheese and Fruit

Fried Chicken!

Fried Chicken!

See more food pictures here!!

Cost: $16.99 Adults; $5.49 Kids; Desserts — To Be Announced.

Disney Dining Plan 1 counter-service credit accepted.

Adult Meal Options

Adult Meal Options

Kid Meal Options

Kid Meal Options

Taste of Hollywood on the Go meals can be [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: December 7, 2014

As promised, we featured more seasonal treats this week from Walt Disney World.

Splendor at the Beach Club Gingerbread Carousel

Splendor at the Beach Club Gingerbread Carousel

And what better place to start than the Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House?! And while the Beach Club’s seasonal carousel was still under construction, we did admire the gorgeous goodies for sale at the Beach Club Marketplace.

We also explored the new Food Truck Park at Downtown Disney Orlando and the updated Intermission Food Court at the All-Star Music Resort.

There’s lots more fun reading so visit the links below!

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 restaurant closures, Trattoria al Forno Desserts, Disneyland’s Holiday Waffle Cone, and more!

We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.

DFB Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food — or other edible awesomeness — in or from Disney, share a photo with us on facebook or twitter so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday!

I don’t know about you but I could use a Disney snack. And this Cream Cheese Pretzel tweeted by DFB Reader Michelle caught my attention. She says “@DisneyFoodBlog I went w/ your choices!” — yeah!!!

Pretzel Time!

Pretzel Time!

And DFB Reader Barry knows how much we love Disney cupcakes. He tweeted photographs from his own cupcake crawl, including the Lemon Cupcake and Carrot Cake Cupcake from Epcot’s Sunshine Seasons. Love!

Lemon Cupcake and Carrot Cake Cupcake - Sunshine Seasons

Lemon Cupcake and Carrot Cake Cupcake – Sunshine Seasons

What’s your favorite find? Share your Disney food photos!

DFB Cyber Monday Week SALE!

When it came time to offer you something truly special for our Cyber Monday Week Sale, we couldn’t think of anything better…than giving you everything.

Disney Food Blog Guidebooks

Disney Food Blog Guidebooks

And that’s why we’re announcing that, for this weekend, you can purchase the DFB Everything Bundle for 1/2 off the already deeply discounted price! Just enter code Everything50 at the check-out.

What does the Everything Bundle include? The name says it all — Everything! When you purchase the DFB Everything Bundle, you get all of the following DFB Guides:

News! Cone Sandwiches Spotted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The cones are back!

Yep, in addition New cone sandwiches were recently spotted at Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.

Bread Cone Sandwiches Spotted at DHS

After debuting in Disney California Adventure at the Cozy Cone Motel last year, the portable, almost-handwich cone sandwiches have now popped up at Disney World in a big way! First, we reviewed the Meatball Cone at Downtown Disney, and now there are even more to choose from!

The cone sandwich trend has made its way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios with three NEW menu items to choose from at Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner.

Min & Bill's Dockside Diner

New Bread Cone Sandwiches!

Bread Cone choices include: [Read more…]

News! Fantasmic Picnic Package Available in Late December

Just in time for the holiday crowds, a picnic-style dining option will be offered to guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios from December 18 – December 31st. You can begin booking this experience on December 1st by calling 407-WDW-DINE (a credit card guarantee is required).

Let’s face it, the lines for Fantasmic! are long and the table-service seating for Fantasmic! meals is limited. Mickey has a solution this holiday season – the new “A Taste of Hollywood To Go – A Fantasmic! Dining Experience”.

You’ll get a reasonably priced picnic along with reserved seating to see the show. Similar to the standard Fantasmic packages, seating in the reserved section of the stadium will still be first come, first served. This comes, we think, due to the successful run of the the World of Color picnic option over at Disney California Adventure.

Min and Bill's Dockside Diner

Meal Pick Up will take place at Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 1.5 hours prior to the show time that you preselect. Get your meal when it best fits into your touring schedule!

Fantasmic seats will be based on the number of guests in your party and entrees ordered must be equal to or greater than your party size. Each entree can be purchased with one counter-service Disney Dining Plan credit.

Here are a few pics of what the picnic meals will look like!

Fried chicken with maple-glazed sweet potato and baby spinach salad, broccoli and cranberry salad and cheesecake ($14.99)

Fried Chicken

Veggie wrap with avocado spread, tabbouleh, avocado and tomato salad with [Read more…]