Disney Food Challenge: Can You Eat ALL 14 Of Disney’s BEST Cupcakes?!

Nothing says portable, edible happiness like a cupcake. And if you’re anything like us, your Disney vacation just isn’t complete until you’ve had one. Or two. Or fifteen. It’s hard to stop, really, because the Disney food gods have designed so many beautiful and delicious options.
But how does a good, cupcake-lovin’ guest like yourself know which cupcakes to choose? Fret not! Your pals at the DFB have just the thing you need. We’ve developed your map to the tastiest and prettiest cupcakes created by Disney. We give you a brand new Cupcake Crawl! Here we go!
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1. Rose Gold Minnie Ears Cupcake, Sunshine Seasons, Epcot

We’re starting the crawl with the Rose Gold Minnie Mouse Ears Cupcake, which has taken the Disney cupcake world by storm! Minnie’s rose gold ears are something of a legend already, and the cupcake they’ve inspired is getting the same treatment. You will find your Rose Gold Minnie Mouse Ears Cupcake at Sunshine Seasons in the Land Pavilion in Future World at Epcot. (Yes, there are other Rose Gold Ears cupcakes in Disney World currently, but this one is the best. Trust us.)
Rose Gold Ears Cupcake

Rose Gold Ears Cupcake

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News and Review: New Trail Mix Available Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

In a World where cupcakes and Dole Whip reign supreme, it might be a bit of a challenge to muster up excitement over trail mix. Thank goodness Disney knows just how to reel us in: cute packaging and a great recipe. And now at Westward Ho in Frontierland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, guests can pick up a portable, functional, and simple package of Trail Mix.

Westward Ho Trail Mix

Westward Ho Trail Mix

Something about the simplicity of this packaging coupled with the Davy Crockett Mickey label calls to us. And what’s inside also totally rocks. Guests can dig into Pretzels, Chocolate Gems (basically M&Ms), Mixed Nuts, Raisins, and House-made Marshmallows. There’s something for everyone, which makes this snack not only easy to tote around all day but also great to share with the whole family. And since there are some high energy components mixed in, it’s just the thing you need for that long Splash Mountain queue. ;)

Westward Ho Trail Mix

Westward Ho Trail Mix

And can anything beat a house-made marshmallow? The answer is no. And these ones will melt in your mouth!

Don’t Miss Out on ALL the Magic Kingdom Snacks!

The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks is newly updated for your 2017-18 Walt Disney World Trip!

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With more than 2oo color photos of our favorite Magic Kingdom Snacks, the DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks is guaranteed to help you find the best snacks and treats (even mini-meals!) for your family while visiting the Magic Kingdom, or your money back! After all, we all know that treats at the Magic Kingdom are just as nostalgic as our first flight on Dumbo!

Know what you’re getting BEFORE using a precious snack credit or spending limited vacation dollars. Whether you want sweet, salty, crunchy, healthy, or something in between, The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book tells you where to find a snack to match your craving!

To thank you for your support of the blog, we’re offering the Guide for 25% off its purchase price for a limited time!

Order your copy now. To secure the discount, use code SNACKS17 at the check-out.

What’s your favorite portable Disney Parks snack? Tell us about it in the comments! 

News: Tambu Lounge Now Offers MORNING DRINKS! at Disney World’s Polynesian Resort

Polynesian Village Resort is a relaxing tropical getaway — with some great dining and drinking to boot! And since it’s on the Resort Monorail Loop, it’s easy to stop in any time of the day or night on your way to or from Magic Kingdom.

Polynesian Village Resort

Polynesian Village Resort

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Review: Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grille in Disney World

You know how sometimes we tell you about a slightly out-of-the-way place and say it’s totally worth the effort to get there? This will not be one of those times. Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grille is located adjacent to (the stupendously awesome) Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and a small menu of snacks for hungry swimmers (and any hungry passersby).

Hurricane Hanna's

Hurricane Hanna’s

The style of this outdoor bar is slightly nautical, with clean lines and neat hanging lanterns. There’s seating at the bar, which is covered and provides some shade.

Bar Seating

Bar Seating

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Review: All-American Sundae at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Disney World

There’s just something completely perfect about eating an ice cream sundae on Main Street, U.S.A., in the shadow of Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle. The simplicity and innocence of that moment is sort of what Walt’s parks are all about: leaving today and entering the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

What better way to seize that moment than with an All-American Sundae from the Main Street Plaza Ice Cream Parlor?

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor All-American Sundae

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor All-American Sundae

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Review: Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree Barbecue in the Discovery Island area of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom has long been a favorite quick service spot for DFB and our readers, viewers, and followers.

The fairly central location — just between Dinoland and the big tree — makes it convenient to most lands in this sprawling park. There’s typically lots of available seating (albeit some of it uncovered). And the food is consistently satisfying and delicious. (Plus the massive portions give us some options with regard to sharing and maximizing Disney Dining Plan credits!)

And there are so many fun details in the decor here, with brightly colored, playful animal carvings providing interest (as well as identifying different seating areas). And there’s always plenty of real wildlife around to entertain the kiddos during the meal — there are some very hungry birds around.

But birds and squirrels aside, let’s see what Flame Tree Barbecue is cooking up!

Flame Tree Barbecue Menu Sign

Flame Tree Barbecue Menu Sign

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MY NEW FAVORITE DISNEY DESSERT: Toffee Bread Pudding at House of Blues in Disney World

I know it’s hard to believe, with so many truly delicious bread puddings available at Walt Disney World Resort (‘Ohana Bread Pudding at Polynesian Village Resort, Butterscotch Bread Pudding at Plaza Restaurant, Ger’s Bread Pudding at Raglan Road — to name a few crowd pleasers!), but we totally have a new favorite! You can find it at House of Blues in Disney Springs’ West Side!

House of Blues

House of Blues

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Review and Tips: Breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

We hear it again and again (and we’ve said it ourselves): Cinderella’s Royal Table is a must at least once in your Disney World vacation life.

And most guests who’ve dined in this hard-to-book restaurant inside Cinderella Castle agree that you’re really not there for the food. But the ambiance! The princesses! The views! The whole dining experience (did we mention it’s inside the castle?!) is the draw, even if the food is… a little hit or miss.

And it’s that experience that keeps Cinderella’s Royal Table hopping — with Advance Dining Reservations (ADR) ideally being made right at the 180 day mark — 180 days before the first day of your vacation. (Learn more about making dining reservations at Disney restaurants here.)

If you do get an ADR, prepare to be dazzled by the decor and wooed by the energy in the restaurant. You definitely get the sense that you’re in a special space, and with princesses swooping in for a chat and wishing stars waving in the air, it’s a one of a kind meal.

Cinderella's Royal Table

Cinderella’s Royal Table

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Get it! Gaston’s Tavern Now Gives a Cup of Icing for Guests Who Want All the Good Stuff!

You already know that Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is, well, magical. From sunrise to sunset and beyond, it’s beautiful from almost any angle.

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle

And now our icing wishes have come true (naturally!) at Gaston’s Tavern.

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Review: SO MANY Good (NEW!) Eats at The Plaza Restaurant in Walt Disney World

The Plaza Restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is a classic.

From its prime location at the Cinderella Castle end of Main Street, USA, to its elegant decor and moderately priced menu, The Plaza Restaurant is a truly great value. And the menu is family friendly (including those bottomless milkshakes!), so it’s easy to enjoy a meal with your whole crew.

But flashier dining options have relegated The Plaza to the realm of hidden gems.

And, honestly, we’re kind of okay with that. Because when Be Our Guest is booked solid, The Plaza is often a gettable alternative. And with a few new menu items, my most recent visit was a total home run.

Plaza Sign

Plaza Sign

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