It might be starting to feel like summer where we are, but we’re already daydreaming about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018. And why not? Tickets are officially on sale, and we almost can’t wait for fall in the Magic Kingdom!
With the Rose Gold Minnie Ears trend slowly slipping into our rearview (very, very slowly because we still love you, Rose Gold Unicorn Cupcake!), you knew it was only a matter of time before a new color trend emerged to fill the void. And that color, our Disney food loving friends, is Millennial Pink. We showed you the sweetly colored ears on DFB’s Instagram recently (where we gave away a couple pair!), and we still can not get enough of that puffy bow.
Super excited to share some breaking news with you about Pixar Pier in Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure park. (Don’t forget that Pixar Pier officially opens on June 23rd!)
We’ve got the scoop on some brand new eats for Pixar Fest as well as some upcoming Pixar Pier dining locations that will be permanent residents of the new Pixar Pier! Ready? Here we go!! (Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see the new Pixar Pier dining spots!)
Many Disney fans have a special place in their hearts for their favorite parades and fireworks shows. And for a whole bunch of us, the Main Street Electrical Parade pulls at our heartstrings big time. And now that it’s back at Disneyland — welcomed by a TON of amazing MSEP themed treats? We HAD to get there!!
The glittering spectacle features innumerable lights, fan-favorite characters, and catchy, fun music. Beloved since its first appearance at Disneyland Resort way back in 1972 and its subsequent appearance in Disney World in 1977, the Main Street Electrical Parade is pretty universally adored.
One of my very favorite things about my visit to the Tokyo Disney Resort was browsing the shops there. The packaged souvenir snacks were aplenty; shelves, shelves and more shelves filled with unique treats. I was totally obsessed with the adorable packaging. Another plus? There were plastic displays showing you exactly what was inside of that adorable packaging.
Even with the plastic displays though, I still had no idea what some of the things were! Below is a photo tour of some of the items I found adorable and interesting, and a few that were just plain bizarre.
Let’s start over at the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. There is a great little convenience store there that carries a wide variety of Disney themed food, snacks, drinks, candy, etc. Below are some of the adorable drinks that they had. The Snow White bottle is an apple & mango drink, the Tsum Tsum bottles are tea, and the Frozen ones are bottled water.
Various ice cream cups; each featuring a scene from a Disney movie.
Packaged candy, including chocolate “surprise” eggs filled with a small Disney figurine.
I actually tried Mickey and Minnie “Potato” crackers below. They are sort of a cracker/potato chip hybrid. Each puffy piece is Mickey shaped!
I love this little box of Mickey Milk. The only reason I know this is milk is because I asked a friend!
And how about this [Read more…]
Halloween in Walt Disney World has pretty much already started! (September? Who needs September?)
And highlighting the Fall season, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party is the place to trick-or-treat!
But be sure to check out this treat map so you know exactly where you want to head as soon as you get in the park!
11 candy spots (and pop-up treat stations) will help curb party-goers’ sweet cravings. And to guarantee the candy [Read more…]
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is definitely one of my favorite theme parks. First of all, it’s gorgeous, and second, it’s fun to just walk around even if you don’t end up doing any of the main attractions. The themeing is out of this world, and it continues right down to the smallest detail…like the ice cream and soda-pop carts!
I’ve been collecting pics of the carts for a year or so, and I finally got them all into a post together. Let’s check ‘em out…
All trails lead to Discovery Island, the hub of the Animal Kingdom park.
The carts here reflect the bright colors and chunky design style of the Island’s merchandise locations. But they also carry a secret theme — the “Circle of Life!”
Splurge here and you’ll get a breathtaking view of the Tree of Life.
While contemplating a trip back to the Cretaceous period, the Dino Institute’s cart is the place to fortify before escaping the hungry grips of a big ol’ dino (Look Out!!!).
Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama
This one is, hands down, my favorite.
The corny Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama area will test your skills on midway games, but it will also pack in some seriously fun, cheeky humor to your day at Animal Kingdom…you just have to know where to [Read more…]
Welcome back guest author Katie Drake with a review of the Halloween parties at Disney World and Disneyland. Note that your experience with crowds, candy, and weather may differ based on the dates you attend the parties.
Disneyland and WDW’s Magic Kingdom are both arguably at their best at Halloween time, with decorations and special sweet treats coming out in force for the holiday.
Both parks feature some of their most-anticipated hard ticket special events — Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom (MNSSHP), and Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland.
Of course most guests will only get to visit one, but which party to choose? The events are as alike as their confusingly similar names, but there are a few differences that make each one unique.
My family had the opportunity to attend MNSSHP in Walt Disney World in 2010, and followed it up with Mickey’s Halloween Party in Disneyland in 2011. Here’s a head to head comparison so you can start planning on where to head for Halloween 2012!
Both parades feature a wide variety of favorite Disney characters dressed in their Halloween costumes, but the Florida parade wins this round based on one thing — the Headless Horseman.
It’s not quite the same now that he has to walk down the parade route, instead of canter, but the sight is still something amazing to see. Other than that, the parades are pretty similar.
Parade Winner: [Read more…]
The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-book is our newest Disney dining guide! No matter how many days you get to spend noshing around this park, you’ll have to choose from countless unique treats; and this 180-page book is guaranteed to help you make those choices!
In the e-book, we feature a few of the most intriguing chocolate treats we’ve ever seen, and we wanted to share just a few of them here with you! As you tour the national treasures around the World Showcase lagoon, you’ll be tempted to try all kinds of international yumminess:
These chocolates found in the Mexico Pavilion have a surprise center spiked with Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila.
You’re looking at the perfect chocolate bon bon snack, take-home souvenir, and/or gift for your boss that gave you the time off to travel.
Over in Germany, you’ll find these clever Brandy-filled chocolates. Shaped like little Brandy bottles and covered in [Read more…]
Happy April Fool’s Day! No tricks here, today — just treats!! In the Disney Food news this week, we take a look at Springtime treats, new menu items, more menu changes, and some new adult beverages!
We’ve also gathered some really fun and fascinating reads in the round-up. Cheers!
Disney Food News
Here’s the latest…
- Hurry and get the Pomegranate Martini drink special on your next visit to the Animal Kingdom. We’ll be sharing more details about new drinks in the Animal Kingdom later this week!
- New beverages and popcorn flavors announced for Disney California Adventure this summer!
- The 2012 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival has debuted a Haiti Exhibit featuring frozen rum drinks and coffees.
- Sanaa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has introduced a new Disney dessert!
- The baked sweet potato is NEW at Liberty Square Market in the Magic Kingdom!
- Cream Cheese Pretzels are now being sold at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- We love the treats decorated in bright pastels for Easter! Cupcakes, cookies, and rice krispie treats are showing off spring colors!
We’ve got more delicious news on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!
The DFB Podcast Second Episode
Episode 2 of the DFB Podcast is rarin’ to go! In this episode, we’re talking about some of our newest counter-service finds, answering listener questions, and awarding our first DFB Podcast Trivia prize!! Head on over and click on the Mac and Cheese Hot Dog!
If you have any Disney dining questions, send them along to us to be answered on the podcast! Just contact us here, and put PODCAST in the subject line!
On to the Round-Up
Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups heads to the Wilderness Lodge for breakfast at Whispering Canyon Cafe.
Pixie Crust throws a vintage Disneyland party featuring Dole Whip cupcakes!
AllEars.net tours Europa – the adult entertainment district aboard the Disney Fantasy!
Disney Tourist Blog reviews one of my favorite counter service spots in Disneyland — the Plaza Inn!
Main Street Gazette samples the new Slow-roasted Pulled Beef Sandwich at Tamu Tamu Refreshments in the Animal Kingdom.
stuff from the park looks at a vintage menu from Disneyland’s Cafe Orleans.
DisneyContemporary.com shares a recipe for Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta from the California Grill. Love this stuff!!!