Every once in a while a menu change at Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World sparks a flame of excitement for the DFB — and this is one of those times! Our Disneyland correspondent Heather (keepin’ it tasty @DiningInDisney on Instagram!) headed to Tangaroa Terrace at Disneyland Hotel recently — only to discover that the new menu she’d been so anxious to try is basically the same menu that can be found at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar (also located at the Disneyland Hotel)!
You may recall the debut of the 2016 Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, causing lines for daaaayz of guests hoping to grab the limited edition piece (and causing more of the same when it arrived at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Disney World shortly thereafter). Well, get ready to face those lines again, my friends… because the 1st Edition Holiday Elephant Tiki Mug will arrive at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland Hotel on November 30th!
We don’t say it enough to you all. We LOVE all of our readers, and we appreciate so much how you support the work we do here at the Disney Food Blog. Seriously — we couldn’t and wouldn’t do it without you!
And so, every once in a while, we love to share an opportunity to win something special. But this time, we gotta say — we’ve outdone ourselves.
You know all the crazy that’s been happening around the incredible Tiki Hitchhiking Ghost Mugs, right?
The limited-time vessels are a mash-up Tiki-Haunted Mansion creation, and people are losing their minds over them. They’ve already sold out at both Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland (although they are expecting more on the West Coast around Halloween) and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Walt Disney World. And with people waiting in line for hours to get theirs, it’s clear that Disney has struck gold here. [Read more…]
UPDATE: From our discussions with cast members and feedback from readers, it seems that the Tiki mugs are sold out and won’t be returning. But be sure to call the Polynesian directly to double check if you’re in dire need of a mug.
BEWARE OF HITCHHIKING GHOSTS!
Why? Because they’ve materialized at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto located in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World!
Just a few days ago we discovered that the Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug that was a sell-out hit at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland would be coming to the bar’s Grog Grotto counterpart on the east coast… only we (and the Skippers) didn’t know when.
Well, our reader Daniel S. let us know that the Tiki Mugs have just arrived at the Grog Grotto… and indeed, this picture on Instagram showed up on the @tradersams Instagram Account.
Details surrounding the purchasing of the mugs were also included in the post. [Read more…]
We had an absolute blast at the Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto event at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort this week!
But there was one thing from the event we simply couldn’t wait to share. We got a glimpse of the Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug that’s on the way to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto!
In case you missed the hype, the Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug has already come to — and gone from — Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland. The mug sold out completely on its very first day (to the tune of two-hour wait times for Disneyland guests). And you can see why… it’s Completely. Freakin’. Incredible.
According to sources, it will be restocked in Disneyland’s Trader Sam’s, but not until “closer to Halloween.” [Read more…]
BOO!! Halloween is one of the most FUN-derful times of the year at Disneyland, and our Disneyland Correspondent Heather Sievers has gathered pictures of some of the spooky happenings! We’ve also got the scoop on where you can find all of the season’s special treats around the Resort. So if you’re ready to scare up some fun with a few of our best Disney pals…
… or perhaps your favorite Villain, then please join us! [Read more…]
Happy Fourth of July weekend! We hope that you’re having a happy and safe holiday weekend, whether you’re at home or the beach or Walt Disney World!
Wow! What a week of exciting Epcot Food and Wine Festival news! We have information on special events, Marketplace Booths, menus, and much more!
We have a lot of other news to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- Refillable popcorn buckets now available at Walt Disney World for a limited time!
- D23’s Sip & Scream announced for Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
- Several Disney World restaurants participated in Dine Out for #OrlandoUnited.
- Coca-Cola Store Orlando opened at Disney Springs!
- We checked out some new menu items at Epcot’s Kringla Bakeri og Cafe!
- Some narrators for the 2016 Candlelight Processional were announced PLUS you can book your Dining Packages now!
- Coke Freestyle Machines installed near Soarin’ at Disney California Adventure.
- We reviewed the new Sake Mists in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion!
We can all use a few tips when it comes to planning vacations at Disney. And of course, we think the food is just about the most important part of the trip!
Budgeting for all of the special meals that you’d like to enjoy is a big concern. And it may seem impossible to cut corners and save a little here and there while still enjoying yourself. But with a little creative planning, you can find some wonderful meals at some of the coolest places, all for less than you might think.
Previously, we shared our Top Picks at Walt Disney World for Meals Under $20. Today, we’re back to celebrate some fantastic meals that you can enjoy at Disneyland for around $20 or less. This is by no means exhaustive — there are lots more where these came from. But for now, come with us and check out some of the great options we have to share! [Read more…]
We hope you had a wonderful, magical, and Merry Christmas! As much as we love that holiday we’re really looking forward to ringing in the New Year later this week!
And we’re certain that 2016 is going to be full of some great food news as more new spots open at Disney Springs including STK Orlando, The Edison, and Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza!
We just know 2016 is going to be awesome and we hope you have a great time ringing in the New Year this week!
We have a lot to share, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- There’s a burger back on the menu at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe!
- Dining in Disneyland checked out the Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari Breakfast.
- We’re hearing news that a wine bar – Wine Bar George – by George Miliotes is coming to Disney Springs!
- We have some tips for pre-ordering your meal at Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom.
- You’ll want to check out these holiday drinks at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disneyland!
- The latest Passporter podcast is up featuring a “Disney Dining Update” with AJ!
We are bidding you Season’s Greetings from sunny California today! After all, no holiday is complete without a trip to…Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar!
Right?! I mean, what’s Christmas without a little Aloha! Ahoy! AHA! Well, even if you can’t make it to Trader Sam’s this Christmas, we can all share in a little holiday cheer explorer-style, thanks to reader Shannon Gourlay, who shared these pics with us on facebook! [Read more…]