DISNEY FOOD BLOG ROUND-UP — Just a reminder of our favorite news items covered this week here on Disney Food Blog:
- A bunch of Magic Kingdom and Crystal Palace refurb pics await you
- Take a peek at some amazing photos from a special event dinner inside the Great Movie Ride
- Scope out the brand new Latin menu at Epcot’s Refreshment Port
- Tables in Wonderland has added to its discount list several new restaurants in Epcot, the Swan and Dolphin Resorts, and Downtown Disney.
- News out of Victoria and Albert’s: A new Victoria and Albert website and Queen Victoria’s Room Menu
THE BEST FROM THE REST OF THE WEB: NEWS
WDWMagic reports that WDW’s Sunshine Tree Terrace will be closed for refurb from January 17th through February 12th of this year.
BizJournals has some more updated info on the Cantina de San Angel refurb in Epcot.
The Disney Blog has news of some Valentine’s Day Dining Options in Disney World.
DLP.info reports that Disneyland Paris’ California Grill restaurant will be a buffet from January 10th through February 4th, 2010, due to refurb at the restaurant next door.
StitchKingdom has exclusive pics of Disney World’s new 3D Mickey Ears, including two for the foodies representing a Mickey Bar and a Popcorn container.
THE BEST FROM THE REST OF THE WEB: STORIES
Daveland went to Disney World and got himself some amazing pics. In his trip report photo blogs, you’ll see incredible shots of Victoria and Albert’s (trip report Part I), Liberty Tree Tavern (plus the characters!) (trip report Part II), and Hoop Dee Doo Revue (trip report Part III).
WDWforGrownups found a fun photo of a Mickey-shaped hamburger bun from DLRP.
Imaginerding has the third book update from Restaurantosaurus in Animal Kingdom’s Dinoland (really fun posts, in case you haven’t made it over there yet…).
Scroll down this CakeWrecks post to see an awesome Disney Cast Member wedding cake — the CMs’ Miis are wearing Mickey hats! (Don’t worry; it’ll make sense when you see it.)
Meet the World has this historical essay post on Disneyland’s Lunching Pad.
Disney History Institute tells a fascinating story about the Christmas packages Walt Disney sent to the hundreds of children on his list and includes a photo of what went into the Christmas boxes in 1945. Trust me, it’s about food; and if you’re a Donald Duck fan, you’ll need to read this one.
StudiosCentral visits 50’s Prime Time Cafe and comments on location, decor, and why it “fits” at DHS.
DisneyGeek has some pics from his D23 Magic and Merriment trip, including some great shots of the WDW Diamond Horseshoe (keep going through the pages…this is only the beginning) and a very detailed set of pics from his tour of the Cinderella Castle Suite. The index page for the photo set is here. (I know the Castle Suite isn’t about food…but it IS very cool, so you’ll have to forgive me for mentioning it…).
The Angel Forever has some fantastic food photos over on her blog this week!
DISUnplugged has two great stories: one about a family planning to eat their way around Disneyland this year, and another highlighting photos from Friday’s Tables in Wonderland Great Movie Ride dinner (sadly, the latter doesn’t have any food photos, but the descriptions and scene shot photos are awesome).