Mickey Check Meals Are Now “Disney Check Meals” at Disney Restaurants

Confusing title? Yeah…lil bit.

Those of you with a sharp eye may have noticed that the Mickey Check nutrition program has a new name.

You will now find the Disney Check instead of the Mickey Check on kids’ menus and menu boards in Disney World and Disneyland. The emblem appears to be remaining the same with the green check mark, yellow Mickey, and purple border.

mickey check for kids meals

The Disney Check program works to develop kids’ meals that meet Disney Nutrition Guidelines and make them easily identifiable on kids’ menus. The Mickey Check emblem started appearing on menus in 2013 as part of a larger nutrition program launched in 2006 by Disney with the goal of providing nutritious food choices for kids.

Kids Menu & Desserts Menu

Kids Menu & Desserts Menu at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland Terrace

Each Disney Check meal aims to deliver three or more nutritious food groups, including vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. They also use recipes and ingredients that incorporate less sodium, sugar, and saturated and trans fats.

So, you’ll still find nutritious meals for your kiddos, like the Mickey Meatloaf at Be Our Guest Restaurant, it’s just that they’ll be under the Disney Check name instead.

Mickey Turkey Meatloaf at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Mickey Turkey Meatloaf at Be Our Guest Restaurant

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New Menu Items at Epcot’s Restaurant Marrakesh

We have always thought of EPCOT’s Restaurant Marrakesh as one of Disney World’s most interesting restaurants. It has taken great pains to make authentic Moroccan food appealing to guests with any palate. They are continuing in this tradition by adding some unique Moroccan specialties to their menu.

Marrakesh Sign and Menu Book

Marrakesh Sign and Menu Book

Their first introduction is Pan-Seared Lamb Loin Medallions and Hummus Rosemary Pancakes. This dish comes with zucchini, olives, and toasted garlic au jus.

Restaurant Marrakesh's New Pan-Seared Lamb Loin Medallions and Hummus Rosemary Pancakes ©Disney

Restaurant Marrakesh’s New Pan-Seared Lamb Loin Medallions and Hummus Rosemary Pancakes ©Disney

Some new appetizers are on the menu include Mussels Casablanca. The dish couples steamed mussels with capers, tomatoes, and saffron cream sauce. You’ll also find a new Goat Cheese with Crispy Bread available as an app. [Read more…]

DFB Video: Things in Disney World That Just Aren’t As Good As They Used To Be

Hey, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re talking about things in Disney World that just aren’t as good as they used to be!

New Carrot Cake Cookie at Hollywood Studios

New Carrot Cake Cookie at Hollywood Studios

Yep. We’re turning up the nostalgia a bit and sharing some things from Disney World’s days of yore that we miss, or that have changed somehow that just doesn’t quite capture the magic the same way as it used to. But don’t worry! We’re ALSO sharing a few things that are better (or will be in the near future)! So join us on a sentimental journey as we share some things that just aren’t as good as they used to be in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]

NEW Disney World Restaurant Details — Villa Del Lago!

Lots and LOTS of changes are taking place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort! Though the current construction of a tower — which will bring 500 additional guest rooms and rooftop dining to the Resort — will deliver the biggest transformation, there are other subtle and not-so-subtle changes taking place, too.

Coronado Springs Resort Tower Construction

Coronado Springs Resort Tower Construction

One of those not-so-subtle changes is the addition of an on-the-water lounge, which guests will be able to visit by way of a series of bridges from various areas of the Resort. And now, this upcoming bar and grill has a name: Villa del Lago! [Read more…]

Rainbow Unicorn Cupcake at Disneyland’s Jolly Holiday Bakery!

Unicorns are everywhere at the Disney Parks these days, and there’s no better place to find them than atop a cupcake! Most recently we visited this sparkly beauty from the BoardWalk Bakery!

Unicorn Cupcake at Boardwalk Bakery

Unicorn Cupcake at Boardwalk Bakery

And before that we found them at Gasparilla Island Grill, where the unicorn trend met the rose gold trend in full Disney food trend fashion!

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Menu Item Already Nixed at Woody’s Lunchbox in Disney World’s Toy Story Land

The Monte Cristo Sandwich at Woody’s Lunchbox in Hollywood Studios’ Toy Story Land has become the first “blink and you miss it” item in this new Land. The Monte Cristo is no longer available on the Lunch/Dinner menu.

Woody's Lunch Box

Woody’s Lunch Box

Initially we were excited to see this on the menu thinking about the signature must-have Monte Cristo in Disneyland’s Cafe Orleans. However, we found this did not measure up to the Disneyland sandwich as it was more a grilled sandwich with a side of raspberry jam.

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Merchandise Sneak Peek for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

As the 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival approaches (it kicks off on August 30th, my friends!), we are looking forward to all the noshes, specialty events, and even sounds of the Festival. With so much going on, it’s always fun to commemorate the occasion. So here’s a little peek at the upcoming Festival merchandise!

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Merchandise ©Disney

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Merchandise ©Disney

The popular Taste Your Way Around the World line is returning with its focus on kitchen products as well as apparel. But there are a few FUN changes! And now, we’re getting our first look at it for 2018! (I think I even spy a wine glass Christmas ornament above!) [Read more…]

DFB Video: Food Tour of Disney Springs Town Center

Hi, there! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re taking you on another FOOD TOUR! Destination? Disney Springs Town Center!

Pretty Petite Tea Time Cake from Amorette's

Pretty Petite Tea Time Cake from Amorette’s

While the Disney dining scene is ever-changing, there is no area in Disney World where that has been more true over the past few years than Disney Springs. So today we’re taking you with us to EVERY food stop in the Town Center of Disney World’s shopping, entertainment, and dining district! Join us for everything from artistic pastries and poutine to classic burgers and BBQ and MUCH more in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]

MUST-HAVE MOCCS Feature Disney Halloween Treats!

It’s no secret we are fans of Disney’s Halloween treats, so naturally, we were excited to see some of our favorites on these ADORABLE moccasins!

Spooky Treats Moccasins

Spooky Treats Moccasins

Upon further investigation, I saw that these are made by Small Town Apparel – a small shop that makes leather goods…and I had to tell you about them!

They are introducing the perfect pair of moccasins for your kiddos to wear this Halloween. These must-have Spooky Treats moccasins will be released on Friday, July 20, 2018 on their website.  Make sure you are a part of the Small Town Apparel Facebook VIP group for all the details on the release.

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Disney Recipe: Potato Skins from Lamplight Lounge at Disney California Adventure’s Pixar Pier

Lamplight Lounge opened earlier this summer on Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure and it’s serving up “California Gastro Pub” eats in a playful atmosphere!

The menu features small plates and entrees, and the Potato Skins are a fun twist on a standard bar-and-grill item.

Potato Skins at Lamplight Lounge

Potato Skins at Lamplight Lounge

The dish features Crispy Yukon Gold potatoes served with brown butter-caper yogurt, smoked paprika aioli, and Manchego cheese.

These would make a great addition to your next party menu! [Read more…]