Disney Food Hacks: Mickey Pretzel and Chocolate!

One of the great, simple joys of visiting the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is grabbing a Mickey Pretzel in the shadow of Cinderella Castle. And not just because Mickey Pretzels come with a container of cheese (although that’s also idyllic). It’s just such a sweet moment.

Mickey Pretzel and Cinderella's Castle

Mickey Pretzel and Cinderella’s Castle

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News! Dates Announced for the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

HOORAY!! The dates for the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival have been announced! Mark your calendars for February 28 – May 28, 2018*, when the Festival will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary throughout the 90 days of the Festival!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

That’s the time you can expect to be enjoying Disney Character Topiaries all around Epcot, the Garden Rocks Concert Series (with Dining Packages for the Series returning for 2018), Garden Tours and other activities dedicated to gardening for all those Green Thumbs — and aspiring Green Thumbs — out there!

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News! 2017 Disneyland Candy Cane Dates Announced!

HOORAY!!! We’ve got all the info you need about one of the best Disneyland Holiday traditions EVER. The famous Hand-Pulled Candy Canes are on the way back for the season… and we’ve got all the WHENS and WHERES for you right here!

Hand-Made Candy Canes in Disneyland!

Hand-Made Candy Canes in Disneyland!

If you’re new to these legendary treats, you can learn all about the Disneyland Candy Canes by clicking here!

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REVIEW: All the Treats at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! (Plus Exclusive Merchandise!)

Ho, ho, ho, it’s here! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is here! And I went on the very first night so I could give you the scoop on all the holiday bites and sips!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

The Magic Kingdom was bedecked in her absolute finest, Cinderella Castle was positively glowing, and there was more than enough merriment to go around!

Holiday Decorations on Main Street, USA!

Holiday Decorations on Main Street, USA!

Let’s party!

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It’s a Flurry of Fun for THE HOLIDAYS at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Disney’s Hollywood Studios!!!

Moving Billboard on Sunset Boulevard

Moving Billboard on Sunset Boulevard

From now through December 31st, guests can celebrate the season with a Flurry of FUN! Highlights include the return of the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Spectacular, special seasonal touches around Echo Lake, and much more.

We’re starting that “much more” with the all-new Sunset Seasons Greetings — and all the Season’s EATINGS — on Sunset Boulevard and beyond!

Sunset Seasons Greetings

Falling snow, twinkling lights, moving billboards, and festive projections on the Hollywood Tower Hotel all make for the magical transformation of Sunset Boulevard into Sunset Seasons Greetings!

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Spotted: Starbucks 2017 Holiday Disney Parks Mug and Magic Kingdom “You Are Here” Mug Ornament

I told you it was coming:) . Check out the Starbucks 2017 Holiday Disney Parks Mug!

2017 Holiday Starbucks Disney Parks Mug

2017 Holiday Starbucks Disney Parks Mug

As a taller mug, it’s a bit of a different style, but the snowed-upon Gingerbread Castle and whimsical swirls make it just as fun as previous versions of the Starbucks Disney Parks Holiday Mug.

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First Look! New 2017 Contemporary Resort Cinderella Castle Gingerbread Display and Treat Review

It’s time to trade Pumpkin Spice for GINGERBREAD at Walt Disney World for the Holiday Season!

2017 Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display

2017 Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display

The Pastry Chefs are putting the final touches on the brand new 2017 Gingerbread Display at the Contemporary Resort. [Read more…]

DFB Video: FOOD TOUR of Epcot’s France Pavilion

Hello, there! Or should I say, “Bonjour!”? Because we’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re taking a FOOD TOUR of Epcot’s France Pavilion!

Macarons from Les Halles

Macarons from Les Halles

So get ready to settle in… because when it comes to food options in Epcot’s France Pavilion, it’s almost an embarrassment of riches! Tucked into the beautiful Pavilion is a Signature Restaurant with Monsieur Paul and a Table Service restaurant, Chefs de France. But it’s also home to its very own housemade ice cream and sorbet shop, Slushes just for adults, and one of the most extensive and delicious snack offerings anywhere in Disney World at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie… and that’s not even everything!  So get ready to check it ALL out in our latest DFB Video! [Read more…]

Review: The Polite Pig (Including BRAND NEW Buttermilk Chess Pie) in Disney Springs

Three words: Buttermilk Chess Pie.

And three more: The Polite Pig. That’s where you’ll find it!

The Polite Pig is a fast-casual dining location serving up “modern barbecue” in the Town Center neighborhood of Disney Springs. It’s got a fantastic pedigree, being owned and operated by James Beard-nominated James and Julie Petrakis and James’ brother Brian — all of whom own restaurants in Winter Park and Orlando.

One of their restaurants — The Ravenous Pig — is The Polite Pig’s hungry older sister. And the reputation earned by that restaurant followed to the smaller Disney Springs location. And if you’re wondering where the politeness comes in, it’s everywhere.

The Polite Pig Insists

The Polite Pig Insists

Even on the walls!

Atmosphere

The Polite Pig decor story is an eclectic mix of polished subway tile, industrial lights and rails, and colorful wood. It’s definitely the kind of place where you feel like you can kick back and relax. [Read more…]

News! MENUS for the Holiday Kitchens at the 2017 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays!

In case you had any doubt, the Disney Holiday Season is ON! We spent yesterday at the soft opening for the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure on the west coast. But today, the elves on the east coast are getting ready for the celebration, too… because the MENUS are up for the Holiday Kitchens coming to the 2017 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays kicking off on November 19th!

Epcot Christmas Tree

Epcot Christmas Tree

Check out the FULL MENUS for the Holiday Kitchens Coming to the Epcot Festival of the Holidays HERE!

This year, the twelve Holiday Kitchens announced so far will be found around World Showcase and beyond.

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