We’re suckers for original Disneyland locales, and The Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland is one of those that totally steals our hearts. A mainstay of the park since day one, there’s plenty of lore about this now-quick service spot, including the presence of Walt’s personal box — at the right-most corner of the restaurant’s balcony — which is now open to the public.
In the pantheon of character meals at Walt Disney World, there’s only one where you can dine with big, fluffy friends straight out of the Hundred Acre Wood — and in a classic Magic Kingdom location: Crystal Palace!
Truth be told, we’ve had a bit of a roller coaster relationship with Crystal Palace over the years. Some visits have been good (like this lunch four years ago and like breakfast here back when you could get into the nearly-empty park!), and one was particularly awful (dinner at the end of the night = icky buffet remnants…I didn’t even do a post about it).
But the opportunity to dine with Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger is pretty much a Disney World rite of passage and something that every Disney fan should do at least once. And dining in the Crystal Palace — a gorgeous building that’s been a mainstay since Magic Kingdom opened in 1971 — is a lovely experience.
But what about the food — arguably the most important aspect of any restaurant? It’s standard, but acceptable on most visits, with breakfast having, perhaps, the most interesting options with Pooh’s Breakfast Lasagna and Puffed French Toast being crowd favorites. And so I returned recently, for lunch this time, to see how things are going.
Nomad Lounge has called Animal Kingdom home for just over two years now. It shares a structure and opening date with Tiffins. Their menu is always changing, and on this visit I tried some favorites as well as new items.
Nomad Lounge’s focus is on hand-crafted cocktails, non-alcoholic specialty drinks, and small plates. You’ll also find a broad selection of wines and beers, specifically from the African, Asian, and South American continents. The flavors from these three regions also define much of their menu. [Read more…]
Say you’re lounging poolside at arguably the best pool at Walt Disney World — Stormalong Bay at the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts — and you’re craving a sweet frozen treat. We all know Beaches and Cream is just a hop, skip, and a jump away, but it can be downright impossible to get in there.
Thankfully Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill is serving up a super healthy, low-calorie frozen treat that, frankly, some of us need while on vacation (to balance out all the snacks!): Frozen Grapes!
This snack credit-eligible bite is $3.99, and you’ll find them advertised adjacent to the other healthy option here: Seasonal Sliced Fruit.
There’s been another change to the menu at Satu’li Canteen in Animal Kingdom’s Pandora.
The most recent change delivered an addition to the menu: new Combination Bowls offer guests the opportunity to get both chicken and beef in their Satu’li Bowls. This new change, however, involves the removal of an item. [Read more…]
For those of you scratching your head wondering “um…what’s the big deal…it’s a sandwich…”, let us…ahem…shine a light on things!
Golden Oak Outpost is a counter service spot conveniently located between Frontierland and Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Featuring fried eats and outdoor seating, it’s the place to grab some Chicken Nuggets, Waffle Fries with Queso, or Chocolate Chip Cookies.
We enjoyed some Barbecue Chicarrons back in February, along with some Chili Cheese Waffle Fries, but these items were recently replaced with two new fried options: Jalapeno Poppers and Cauliflower!
Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re sharing one by popular request: we’re talking about the BEST Disney World Restaurants for vegan and vegetarian fare!
We are always thankful to our DFB Readers who send great tips and info from their own Disney dining experiences. But today’s video is especially a group effort, as our vegan and vegetarian friends have shared some of their favorite restaurants and dishes with us. And we, in turn, are sharing them with you in case you (or anyone in your traveling group) follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. There are plenty of options in the parks, but places on our list can be found in the Resorts or Disney Springs, too, ranging from Counter Service to Table Service. And, as a bonus, we’ll talk about some favorite snacks, too! [Read more…]