For the eleventh straight year, Visit Orlando is sponsoring Orlando Magical Dining Month. The event kicks off with a preview week on Monday, August 29, and runs through Sunday, October 2, offering guests and residents of the Orlando area five full weeks to enjoy special savings, all while doing good. And this year, more than 90 restaurants will participate — up from 77 in 2015. The list includes several options in the Disney Resort Area as well. [Read more…]
If you love to explore new restaurants, or just enjoy getting a good deal, then this one’s for you!
Orlando Magical Dining, sponsored by Visit Orlando, is once again coming to restaurants all over Orlando — including some of your favorite spots in the Disney Area.
The event features 3-course, prix fixe meals for only $33 per person. A dollar from each meal goes to support ELEVATE Orlando, whose mission is to equip urban youth to graduate with a plan for the future.
While Magical Dining Month runs through September, for the second year in a row, restaurants will offer a preview week, so mark your calendars for August 24-September 30 to enjoy five full weeks of delicious eats. [Read more…]
Once again, if you’re planning to visit Walt Disney World during the month of September, you can take advantage of Orlando Magical Dining Month! And this year, the discounts actually start six days early during a brand-new Preview Week!
Mark your calendars for August 25 — September 30. During that time, guests can enjoy prix-fixe menus at more than 75 Orlando Area Restaurants — including a few at Disney-area spots!
Dinners at all of the restaurants will feature three courses from a set menu for $33. And even better — $1 from each dinner will go to benefit the Foundation for Foster Children!
If you’re Disney-bound during this time and would like to take advantage of the savings while dining on property, check out the offerings from these participating restaurants!
La Luce by Donna Scala
Helllloooooooo, Disney food fans! I have got some AWESOME links to share with you in the round-up at the end of this post, but first…
Check out this adorable dessert that you’ll be able to get very soon at Disney’s California Grill restaurant in Disney World!
This and several other yummy new menu items will be waiting for you as soon as the restaurant re-opens after a long refurb…possibly in late August or early September!
In the meantime, here’s the rest of the Disney food news to drool over…
Disney Food News
Read on for more Disney Food information!
- Don’t Forget! Book your Disney World Free Dining package for September by July 31st!
- Orlando Magical Dining Month is returning this September!
- Star Wars fans can now enjoy Pocky light saber sticks!
- California Grill will re-open with some awesome new desserts!
- We’ve got a brand new Disney World Milkshake Crawl for you intrepid food lovers!
Of course, there’s more! 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 California Grill Re-Opening in August or September, and Lunch Specials at The Hollywood Brown Derby.
DFB Reader Finds
Take a look at this Ghirardelli chocolate milkshake sent in by Reader C.n.! Yum! Speaking of, C.n. mentioned that this should be part of our Disney World Milkshake Crawl! This has GOT to be worth the calories…
DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks — A Must Have for Disney Snack Lovers!
We’re still celebrating the grand launch of our BRAND NEW DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks e-Book!
With over 250 pages of delicious snacks, the DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks is the third — and long-awaited — book in our DFB Guide Snacks Series!
As always, you will enjoy an instantly downloadable PDF guide with comprehensive information, full color photos, and advice on well over 200 delicious snacks that you can savor at the Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios parks in the Walt Disney World resort.
Know what you’re getting BEFORE using a precious snack credit or spending limited vacation dollars. Whether you want sweet, salty, crunchy, healthy, or something in between, The DFB Mini-Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks e-Book tells you where to find a snack to match your craving!
Don’t forget, you can read the book right on your computer — or for easy access in the parks, put the guide on your smartphone or tablet!
Bundle For Even More Savings!
Pick up our DFB Guide and Snacks Bundle for over 40% off! This includes our critically acclaimed DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks, and DFB Guide to Epcot Snacks along with the brand new DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks. All editions have been updated for 2013!
Check out how you can have the best Disney vacation ever…and pay even less!
For more detailed information and sample pages [Read more…]
We’re so excited to see Magical Dining Month return to the Orlando area in September! This is always SUCH a great deal, and combining awesome food with an option to support a worthy charity is a win.
In its eighth year, this month-long event sponsored by Visit Orlando offers diners a culinary celebration at more than 60 restaurants offering three-course, prix fixe dinner for just $33. The dinners include an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.
This year’s event benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, and $1 from each meal will be donated.
This celebration takes place September 1-30, 2013, at top-rated Orlando restaurants including:
Disney World Area Restaurants:
We showcased more sneak peeks of Be Our Guest Restaurant and Gaston’s Tavern, opening later this year in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Take a look at artwork and costume reveals!
And it won’t be long before we’re sharing LOTS of news about the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. This week, we have info about some of the Festival’s special events.
Disney Food News
This week we reported on…
- Portraits and costumes revealed for Gaston’s Tavern and Be Our Guest Restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
- 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival special events updates, including pricing for Party for the Senses!
- Disney Store sale this weekend! Look at some of our favorite food finds!
- Celebrate Central Florida’s culinary delights when over sixty restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe dinners for $30 during Orlando’s Magical Dining Month this September.
We’ve got more food news (including a dining rewards program at WDW Swan and Dolphin, restaurant closure updates, and LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!
DFB Podcast Episode 7
The seventh episode of our DFB Podcast is ready for downloading! Listen now because this episode has a special discount code for two of our DFB e-Books!
In this episode we report on Disney Food News, discuss Disneyland and Walt Disney World mystery snacks, answer listener questions, and reveal the answer to our Episode 6 trivia question (as well as dish out a brand new trivia question)!
Take a listen!
On to the Round-Up
Cake Wrecks amuses us with villain cakes including Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper!
Designing Disney looks at the Toad Hall Restaurant in Disneyland Paris.
Walt Disney World for Grown Ups enjoys the clambake dinner at the Beach Club’s Cape May Cafe.
Daveland takes a tour of Disney California Adventure’s Buena Vista Street – stopping by Clarabelle’s Ice Cream plus the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cafe.
Main Street Gazette has Big Island Tacos for lunch at the Kona Cafe.
DisneyContemporary.com details information about the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage sailing from the Contemporary Resort on select evenings.
Disney by Mark enjoys some delicious eats at Aulani in Hawaii. Check out Papalua Shave Ice as well as the new Mama’s Snack Shop. Including a gorgeous cupcake!
September is the month for savings for visitors and locals to Orlando!
Magical Dining Month presented by Visit Orlando invites everyone to enjoy this annual event now in its seventh year. Celebrate Central Florida’s culinary delights when over sixty restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe dinners for $30.
Expand your palate and help benefit Edgewood Children’s Ranch during this month-long event as $1 of every meal is donated to this wonderful organization.
Disney World Area Restaurants
- La Luce by Donna Scala at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek — read our review here!
- Todd English’s bluezoo — read our review here!
- Il Mulino New York Trattoria — read our review here!
Other Orlando-Area Restaurants
- Emeril’s Orlando
- Morton’s The [Read more…]
It’s back again!
Interested in dining at some of Orlando’s most incredible restaurants for $30 a pop? You can — all through the month of September — and you’ll even be contributing part of your bill to charity!
60 restaurants are participating in this year’s 5th Annual Magical Dining Month in Orlando. Here’s how it works: These incredible restaurants offer $30 three-course dinners (you get to choose from several options on a Magical Dining Month menu), and $1 from every meal goes to support the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Central Florida!
The Restaurants and Menus“>participating restaurant list mentions several restaurants on or near Disney World property, including some of our favorites: La Luce at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort, and Todd English’s bluezoo and Il Mulino New York Trattoria at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort! Also, that chocolate souffle pictured to the right from Roy’s Restaurant — heaven! I can say from experience!
This whole shebang is presented by the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. (Orlando/Orange County CVB), so send your kudos along to them!
I am loving this week’s links! Chef Mickey’s, Star Wars cakes, Magical Dining Month in Orlando — what could be better?
I’m obligated to remind you, however, of all of the exciting Disney food news that’s bubbled up this week: the Wishes Dessert Party dates have been extended (which we’ve all been hoping for!), La Cava del Tequila is open (hooray!), and discounts abound for the 2009 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
OK. Now that that’s out of the way… on to the Round-Up!
CakeWrecks posted some “sweet” (ha ha) Star Wars cakes: If you haven’t looked at CakeWrecks, you need to do so! The webmaster of this hilarious blog featuring real-world cakes gone wrong is also, lucky for us, a Disney fan!
DisneyDaddy reviews Chef Mickey’s: A tidy little run-down of one very hard-to-get dining reservation! Enjoy your Thanksgiving Dinner at Chef Mickey’s, Chuck!
The DisneyChick shares her experience making Strawberry Banana Bread from Wilderness Lodge’s Whispering Canyon Cafe: I love that DisneyChick includes plenty of photos in these recipe blogs; in this one, the batter looks good enough to eat all by itself!
Main St. Gazette reminds us of the history of Downtown Disney restaurants Portobello and Fulton’s: The “Disney Magic” history, that is…
Check out Orlando’s Magical Dining Month and Latin Food and Wine Festival: During September, Magical Dining Month in Orlando, you can enjoy meals at the city’s top restaurants for just $20-$30 ($1 of which will go the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children)! This is a great way to be charitable while eating at some amazing places. Also, don’t miss the debut of Orlando’s Latin Food and Wine Festival October 1-3! Stop by and check these out if you’re in the area (and if you’re a foodie, which you know you are!).
Zannaland reviews Sanaa at AKL Kidani Village: A great review — including Sanaa’s treatment of birthdays at the restaurant!
Disneyland announces that it will charge $.99 for tomatoes on burgers: “Tomatoes were often something that guests requested to be removed from their burgers,” says a Disneyland spokesperson. Hmm…
Stitch Kingdom show us the medal for Disney’s Taste for the Race: The race may be in its final year, but you can go out with a bang with this finisher’s medal around your neck!
Thanks, everyone, for the great food posts this week! I’m always looking for Weekly Round-up fodder; if you see a great food post while you’re out and about this week, drop me a line via facebook, twitter, or email. Thanks!