“Jingle Smells” and Other Foodie Vinylmations Available Now

There’s a feast of food-related Vinylmation available on DisneyStore.com and in Disney Store retail locations. This is a great way to do some holiday shopping for Disney foodie friends, even if you can’t make it to the parks this winter.

Smellable Holiday Vinylmations

Now available is next best thing to edible Vinylmations, smellable Vinylmations.

“Jingle Smells,” which retail for $11.95 each, are Vinylmations actually embedded with scents of the holiday season: gingerbread, marshmallow, candy cane, and chocolate.

My Jingle Smells haven’t arrived in the mail yet, but from all reports I’ve seen, these cutie patooties do actually smell like their namesakes. To add to the deliciousness quotient, the Jingle Smells are topped with a little cap that allows them to accept a hook and function as an ornament. You know what, I think I’m going to go order some more now.

Peter Pan “Never Grow Up” Vinylmation Set

And here’s the second in the “Kidada for Disney Store” series. This one, a combination 9″ and 3″ set, is called “Never Grow Up.” The larger figure features Peter Pan fighting his shadow while cavorting on a giant ice cream sundae. (I think I had [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: September 18, 2011

2011 Hawaii Booth

We’re counting the days until the Epcot Food and Wine Festival officially opens!

Come see us at WDW Foodie Fest at the Beach Club on October 2nd between 11am-1pm!

Latest Disney Food News

WDW Foodie Fest — Two Weeks Away!

Do you enjoy food? Meeting with other Disney Food Fans? Scavenger hunts? Games? Stop by our WDW Foodie Fest events happening throughout the week from October 2-8!

Our Main Event, open to everyone, FREE, and serving Mickey Bars and other snacks, happens on October 2, 2011! See the schedule of events here!

The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book Reviews

We’re honored that our newest Mini-Guide is getting such positive reviews! Thanks to Magical Kingdoms for this quote!

Whether you’ve visited the Food and Wine Festival before or not, you’ll find useful information in this mini guide. …[The] format means it’s perfect for reading on the go, and taking with you to the parks for instant reference whilst at the Food & Wine Festival. …The guide is simply bursting with information and tips to help you get the most from the Food & Wine Festival.

Read the full review here! Thanks again to Magical Kingdoms!

And Now…On to the Round-Up!

WDW for Grown-ups asked their readers to chime in on their “can’t miss” Disney restaurants! Is yours included??

A Wedding Cake Blog gives us a dose of adorableness with this Mickie and Minnie cake topper!

Disney Hipster Blog inspires a new way to drink around World Showcase — introducing the Epcot Shandy!

Main Street Gazette does an awesome and thorough review of the Liberty Inn vegetable burger! Looks yum.

Epcyclopedia notes that Splitsville, the new bowling/dining/entertainment center in Downtown Disney, will begin construction soon!

Daydreaming Disney! shares how her WDW food passion was inspired by the Disney Food Blog! (Thanks, Emma!)

Disney Parks Blog highlights a new dining experience at House of Blues in Disneyland!

Preview of Food-Related Disney Vinylmation to be Served Up Soon

Our Vinylmation Guru, Erin Foster, has the latest on upcoming foodie vinyl releases!

Disney certainly has a lot on its plate in Vinylmation-land. This past weekend Walt Disney World hosted an event called The Florida Project, a key component of which was meets and seminars for Disney pin and Vinylmation traders and collectors. Many thanks to Cody Smith of Global Disney Pinvestigation for his reporting from this event.

A highlight of the Vinylmation Florida Project news was the announcement of future series releases and the unveiling of teaser figures from those series. Upcoming sets will include Seven Dwarves Vinylmation Juniors, Cutesters at the Beach, Alice in Wonderland, Park Classics, This and That Juniors, more Park and Urban, Nerd Figment and Stitch, Haunted Mansion, Sports Teams, Chinese Zodiac, and many more.

But of course food-related Vinylmations are the favorite with Disney Food Blog readers and the Florida Project teasers have given us more than enough to whet our appetites. Here’s what Disney is cooking up:

Kitchen Kabaret Vinylmation

A set based on the late great Kitchen Kabaret attraction at Epcot’s Land Pavilion. Unconfirmed reports have this as an open box set priced at approximately $75.00. No word yet on a release date.

Kitchen Kabaret!

Very Merry Goofy

This Goofy with an awesome lollipop accessory is coming in [Read more…]

Disney Foodie Vinylmation Update

Disney Food for Families columnist Erin Foster is our Vinylmation guru, too! Check out these cute new food Vinylmation figures and ear hats!

We’ve covered the world of foodie Vinylmation several times in the past, from a Rice Krispie create-your-own to sushi and, of course cupcakes.

Since then, there have been some additions to the Vinyl food world. The Urban 7 series of Vinylmation figures was released in July. I couldn’t resist adding this spaghetti and meatballs figure to my buffet of food-themed Vinylmations.

Spaghetti and meatballs front.

Isn’t it adorable? Makes me think of [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: August 14, 2011

We’re jetting off to Disneyland later this week for the D23 Expo, and we’ll be sharing all the updates and details! Follow along here on the Disney Food Blog, on Facebook, and twitter as we bring you news from California!

Latest Disney Food News

DFB Guide and Mini-Guides

We’re eagerly anticipating our brand new Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book — now topping out at over 125 pages — which will be available within the next day or two!

In the meantime, check out our 250-page DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book and our new 85-page Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book! They can both be downloaded to your computer and loaded onto your iPad or smartphone for easy transport and access in the parks!

On to the Round-Up!

WDW for Grown-ups highlights a brand new event at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival — the “Best of Bocuse” dinner!

Disney by Mark shows us a Disneyland automated food service, the StratoSnak, that never happened. Reminds me of my much-desired automat

Gorillas Don’t Blog spots alcohol at the Golden Horseshoe in the Magic Kingdom. Or does he? Take a look!

Main Street Gazette takes us to my one of my favorite breakfast locations — Boma!

WESH.com featured a story by yours truly showcasing our top five new additions to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

Magical Kingdoms shows us how one very creative mom made a Cinderella Coach cake for her daughter’s birthday. Impressive!

New Disney Cupcake Cookbook, Vinylmation, and More!

Erin Foster, our Disney Food for Families columnist, has a few sweet bits of news about cupcake merchandise in Disney parks and resorts!

Remember those Vinylmation cupcake designs we showed you for the Vinylmation Bakery cupcakes? Well, now we get to show you the finished product — and a bunch of other cupcake craziness happening in Disney World!

Bakery Tinkerbell

Cupcakes are a craze, as we know, and while we love the edible Disney cupcakes, we like the inedible ones almost as much! Here’s a run-down of what’s happening for cupcake collectors in Disney World these days…

Cupcake Vinylmation About To Be Released

Planned to be a limited edition set, Vinylmation Bakery will now be offered as an open window box. Sweetness! ;-) While the box still recognizes it as a limited edition, there will be no production limit set for these cute Vinylmations.

A close up look at the figures and packaging shows the adorable cupcake-y Vinylmations. Yum!

Six Flavors


The release date is set for June 3, 2011, at the D-Street stores in California and Florida. Created by Susan Foy, the figures have [Read more…]

Something’s Fishy in the Land of Vinylmation

Disney Food for Families columnist Erin Foster is also our Vinylmation specialist around here. These last few releases are right up her alley!

Vinylmations are my gill-ty pleasure, so the folks at Disney merchandise clearly had me in mind when they designed their latest creation: the Vinylmation sushi set, which you can purchase at DisneyStore.com.

So. Crazy. Cute. The top row consists of a a piece of shrimp, California roll, and unagi. The bottom row is salmon roe, tuna, and a salmon roll. But best of all are the accessories: Vinylmation juniors the color of ginger and wasabi, along with your very own pair of Vinylmation logoed [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: April 10, 2011

Casey's New Specialty Hot Dogs

I’ve been having fun sharing my latest restaurant reviews and there’s lots more on the way from our March trip to Disney World.

Plus, stay tuned this week for a 2011 WDW Foodie Fest announcement.

Let’s start with the latest news:

DFB Guide News & One-Day Discount Sale
And there are more stellar reviews of our e-Book, The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining to share this week. Hooray! About.com Theme Parks Guide, Arthur Levine, gave us a shout-out. Read it here. All’s Fare Food Blog also gave the book a thumbs up. Learn why the book is helpful to veteran visitors to WDW here.

You can purchase your own copy here: http://DFBGuide.com. Use code: DFBA11 for a 20% discount today only!

Now, on to the round-up!
Disney History shows a vintage commercial for Baker’s Instant Chocolate with Jiminy Crickett.

Eating (and Drinking) Around WDW creates Korean Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw from the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival South Korea booth!

Main Street Gazette taste tests a Mickey’s premium ice cream bar.

Imaginerding shares an early Disney marketing effort for the Globetrotter milk and bread program.

StudiosCentral shares a fun look at some photos with the theme of “drink.”

Disney Parks Blog highlights wine tastings and five-course specialty dinners offered at Jiko.

The Disney Go To Girl: A Luxury Travel Blog takes us to France. Well, Epcot’s France and highlights Les Chefs de France with a beautiful picture tour.

Illuminating Epcot braves the “Battle of the Steaks”.

New Vinylmation Cupcake Designs Coming Soon!

We’ve got a sneak preview of new Vinylmation Bakery designs to share with you. At only three-inches tall, these Vinylmations are small in size but high on cuteness! They’ll be available in Walt Disney World and Disneyland soon! We’re pretty sure they remind us of something… Looks like Disney’s caught the cupcake bug.

The artistic designs are by Susan Foy with the Disney Designs Group. And now for the cupcakes…

Bakery Tinkerbell

Bakery Minnie

Bakery Mickey

Bakery Marie

Bakery Confetti Mickeys

Bakery Cheshire Cat

Which cupcake design is your favorite?

Thanks to Stitch Kingdom for the heads up on this new series!

Disney Food for Families: Steal This Idea – The Rice Krispie Treat Vinylmation

Disney Food for Families columnist Erin Foster has a fun project for anyone who’s ever loved rice krispie treats and vinylmation!

Second only to my family’s love of Disney food is our love of Disney Vinylmation. These collectible figurines all start with the same Mickey-shaped base, but are designed by artists to resemble other characters, park elements, cultural touchstones, or random cool designs. My daughters and I have spent many a happy hour in the parks hunting for and trading Vinylmations. Some of our favorite finds have been food-themed Vinyls.

Food themed Vinylmations

We’ve been impressed with the execution of classic Disney-food items in Vinyl: the Mickey bar, the turkey leg, the box of popcorn. One day while speculating about which delicious icon might be Vinylized next, my daughter Josie came up with the idea that Disney should make a Rice Krispie treat themed Vinylmation — a plastic depiction of the [Read more…]