We’re big fans of The BOATHOUSE in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs, so when we spot a new dessert on the menu, we get kind of excited. And in this case, we spied something pretty awesome on The BOATHOUSE’s Instagram account.
We’ve officially entered fall in Disney World as the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival just started last week and will continues its run through November 12th. But it seems as though Disney Springs has a little food and wine fall fever of its own… because WonderFall Flavors will bring new seasonally-inspired food and drink items to dining locations all around Disney Springs!
From September 7th through November 6th, fourteen locations (plus a few bonus spots) will be serving specialty menu items for WonderFall Flavors. [Read more…]
One of the most exciting things about visiting Walt Disney World Resort is that there is always something new to experience — even if you’ve been hundreds of times. Here we’ve gathered 36 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Walt Disney World — so let’s all go try something new!
1. Experience the Magic Kingdom Flag Retreat
This moving Magic Kingdom experience requires no Fastpass+ — just a desire to participate in a formal flag lowering ceremony held at the Magic Kingdom flagpole in front of the Walt Disney Railroad Station. The ceremony includes fanfare by trumpets, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and the singing of God Bless America and the Star Spangled Banner accompanied by the philharmonic.
After the lowering and folding of the flag, a guest veteran is handed the flag and a short procession up Main Street, U.S.A., is accompanied by a medley of U.S. military songs. This event takes place daily, so check with Guest Services or the Times Guide to find out when to watch!
2. Drink up — for free!
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Here’s all the Disney food news this week!
The 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is ON until May 28! We have FULL MENUS for the Epcot Flower and Garden FESTIVAL plus Photos of EVERY FOOD ITEM and most beverages!
And, Pixar Fest is ON at Disneyland Resort! This fun festival runs through September 3! Click here to get a checklist for ALL the food at Pixar Fest and see our review!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- Check out what’s new at Hollywood Studios and Coronado Springs!
- We reviewed the new menu at Flo’s V-8 Cafe at Disney California Adventure.
- We have all the details on the Incredible Tomorrowland Expo Snacks at the Magic Kingdom!
- We reviewed The Boathouse at Disney Springs.
- We have a Pixar Pier SUPER sneak preview!
- We checked out the Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.
- The opening seasons have been announced for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
- Dates were announced for the 2018 Epcot Festival of the Holidays and Candlelight Processional.
- We reviewed the Yodeling Cowgirl Pretzel at Pixar Fest.
- We debunked 21 Disney World food myths!
- Mobile Order locations have been announced for Disneyland Resort!
- Check out the DFB-exclusive recipe from the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!
- We ranked the best drinks at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
- We have details on the Coco-inspired menu at Paradise Garden Grill for Pixar Fest!
- New DFB YouTube videos: Food Tour of Animal Kingdom’s Discovery Island, Best Disney World Discounts, and Best Disney World Snack Breakfasts.
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. [Read more…]
When we first visited The BOATHOUSE (caps official!) in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs back in early 2015, it wowed us with its quality seaside eats and charming decor.
We enjoyed it so much in April of that year that we returned in November to see if The Boathouse was staying afloat in the ever-changing landscape of Disney Springs. And it really was!
Truth be told, we still got a little sticker shock when we perused that mostly-seafood-and-steak menu, but with the food being as good as it was, we sort of got over it. So much so that in 2017, we headed back for dinner!
Yeah, you could say we’re fans. But even when a restaurant proves itself to be consistently good (with the exception, maybe, of that crazily overpriced, not very good S’mores Baked Alaska!), it’s our duty to keep checking on things to, you know, make sure it’s still awesome. So put on your life jacket and hoist the sails because we’re hitting the high seas at The BOATHOUSE.
Starting May 1st, you can explore the new BOURBON TRAIL in Disney Springs!
Through June 17th, guests ages 21 and up can take a crawl of sorts, with destinations along the way offering bourbon-inspired drinks paired with various dishes.
No matter which restaurants you select (and there will be several to choose from!), your first stop will be the Disney Springs Welcome Center to grab a Bourbon Trail Passport listing all the destinations, drinks, and dishes. (Or you can find the information at any of the participating restaurants.) [Read more…]
Happy weekend and happy end of the first week of 2017! We hope your New Year is off to an amazing (and delicious) start!
This year is going to be full of fun and good eats, including the culinary works of art coming to the first-ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts! We have the full menus for the Food Studios too!
And don’t forget, the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival starts in August this year!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- Dates have been announced for the 2017 Delicious Disney, A Chef Series
- One-day Disney Dining Plans to be tested at the Magic Kingdom!
- We enjoyed dinner at The BOATHOUSE recently – check out our review!
- Casey’s Corner at the Magic Kingdom has updated their menu with new specialty hot dogs!
- We shared the recipe for the Warm Apple Butter Cake from Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel.
- Choza Tequila Bar is coming to Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion!
- Cocktails by Cody has published a new book – Fairy Tale Cocktails!
- Check out our newest YouTube video: Three ways to save on food at Disney World!
We’re back at The BOATHOUSE for dinner today on DFB!
(And you’re gonna have to pardon me. Because I know it’s called The BOATHOUSE — but all those caps get a little tiresome, IMO. So I hope it’s ok with you if I write it all normally and stuff from here on out.)
So, here’s what happened. I had some time to kill on a recent holiday trip to Walt Disney World one evening. I found myself hungry and without an advance dining reservation when I remembered the excellent lunch that I’d had at The Boathouse.
That hadn’t been the only DFB trip to the restaurant. While we enjoyed our first visit and look around the place, we definitely walked away with a mild case of sticker shock. Our second lunch time visit, during which we checked out both the lunch and bar menu, yielded a much more enjoyable experience. We found some truly delicious fare at a far lower price point.
So — it seemed like a good time to check back in, and see if we could work the same hocus pocus on the dinner hour — a meal at The Boathouse that didn’t require a small loan to afford. Did we succeed? Let’s check it out.
You’ll find The Boathouse sort of anchoring The Landing area in Disney Springs. As you travel through the shops on your way from West Side to Marketplace along the water side, you can’t miss it.
The restaurant is much larger than it looks from the outside, with four separate dining rooms and three different bars. [Read more…]
We know, we know… Back-to-School time is fast approaching (and in some spots, it’s already arrived!). But the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer aren’t quite over just yet, so we’ve still got some summer celebrating to do!
And, hey, the coming of Fall isn’t so bad, anyway. Not when we’ve got our very favorite autumnal event coming to the first stop on our tour in a matter of weeks. That’s why we’re kicking things off at Epcot to see What’s New!
Food & Wine Festival Coming Soon!
The 2016 Epcot Food & Wine Festival will be here before we know it! Sure signs of its return are starting to appear around the park…
… as in, like, literal signs 😉 . Even the Miniature Train display in the Germany Pavilion has received its annual decorations!
It’s back to The Boathouse for us today on the DFB!
The BOATHOUSE (as it’s officially known) has only been part of the Disney dining scene since this past April, when it opened in The Landing area of Disney Springs . (Believe it or not, though, it’s no longer the newest dining gig in town, since spots like Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, Vivoli il Gelato, and Morimoto Asia have all made their debuts since). Still, it has already made a big name for itself for a few reasons: first, its arrival marked the debut of the first of several more upscale dining additions coming to Disney Springs (with a price tag to match).
Second, with live music and watercraft tour options (have you seen the Amphicars?!), it’s also helping to ring in the entertainment-heavy focus that will continue to become a hallmark of several dining options in Disney Springs once the area’s transformation is complete.
While we explored the restaurant in full during its opening week, on my most recent trip, we decided to do things a little differently — a midday visit to explore what the main bar area has to offer.
Of course, we couldn’t help taking another quick look around this beautiful space first… [Read more…]