I know EXACTLY what you are thinking. “Why wouldn’t I want to be in Magic Kingdom for the 50th? Are you crazy?!?! I would do anything to be there!”
There are SO many new things coming to Disney World this year for its big 50th anniversary!
We’re getting a new fireworks show and character cavalcade in Magic Kingdom, a new daytime show in Animal Kingdom, and golden character statues throughout the parks! We also will FINALLY see the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and the expansion of the France Pavilion in EPCOT! With the expansion comes a brand new restaurant featuring some famous French food, and we’re here to tell you why you should be excited about the opening! [Read more…]
We’ve been looking forward to the extension of EPCOT’s France Pavilion for what feels like eons!
With the announcement of a new ride called Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and a new crepe restaurant, what’s not to like? Disney announced that these attractions would open sometime in 2021, and now we have an official grand opening date for La Crêperie de Paris!
We’ve been carefully watching all of the construction progress going on at the France pavilion in the new area that will house Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and France’s new crêpe restaurant.
And we’ve been following the construction in the France Pavilion VERY closely, especially looking for news about La Crêperie de Paris, the new table and quick service crepe restaurant coming to EPCOT!
If you’re looking to make the most of your Disney Dining Plan snack credits, it can hard to figure out which treats are snack credit eligible before you actually get to Disney World!
But lucky for you, you’ve got US! You see, we’re at the Disney parks every day, so we can point you in the right direction towards really making those snack credits COUNT and NOT wasting your money$$$$$$!
We are stopping into Amorette’s Patisserie today to see what’s new!
The high-end pastry shop has showcased classy pastries from the beginning. Combining classic flavors with new and creating some of the most beautiful sugary confections we’ve ever seen, Amorette’s has been an interesting addition to Disney Springs.
Why “interesting?” Well, the DFB team is split on whether or not we love this place. Some of us think it’s great; others aren’t impressed. While the eats are extraordinarily beautiful, I, personally, am not necessarily sure that they’re worth the extraordinarily high price tag.
But on a recent visit we simply had to try out the brand new — and gorgeous — Mickey mousse, introduced in honor of Mickey Mouse’s birthday, and the holiday Snowball.
Mickey Mousse and a Snowball
When Mickey Mouse celebrated his most recent birthday, some pretty awesome treats debuted in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
But this Petit Mickey Domed Cake at Amorette’s was a showstopper. Originally the cake was reported to feature Chocolate Chiffon Cake, Milk Chocolate Mousse, and Orange Blossom Pâte de Fruit.
I was a bit afraid that the sweet little treat would disappear soon, since it was a special offering for Mickey’s special day. But the cast members told us that the cake is here to stay!
Today, we’re getting lots more details about the soon-to-open AristoCrepes, B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co., and the spot we just told you about this week — The Daily Poutine! Both The Daily Poutine and B.B. Wolfe’s will be opening on May 15, along with many other venues at Disney Springs. Expect to see Aristocrepes ready for business one week later on May 22.
Here are some of the menu details that we have so far! [Read more…]
The long-awaited moment has arrived…
So, in the (slightly paraphrased) words of Lumiere, “Now, we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair, as Be Our Guest Restaurant proudly presents… your Breakfast!”
Since the day Be Our Guest Restaurant opened as part of New Fantasyland in November of 2012, it seems to have only picked up steam. To say that its initial offerings of a Table Service Dinner and Counter Service Lunch have been successful would be an enormous understatement. The popularity and demand for meals at Be Our Guest have led to a third offering for the day, which is the new meal and experience that we’re here to review now: Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant!
UPDATE: Please note that as of June 2015, the original test phase of breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant has been extended and Advance Dining Reservations are available for breakfast through October 3, 2015.
Before we step inside, though, it’s worth exploring the outside grounds a bit, since that’s where you check in for your Advance Dining Reservation. But mostly, it’s just a neat hour to be in New Fantasyland and experience some of the quiet among the earliest breakfast arrivals.
With the Daylight Savings Time change being so recent, the sun had not been out long before my friends and I arrived for check in, so the natural light in the area was especially beautiful.
But it’s also the indoor themeing of this restaurant that makes it so special, so let’s step once more into the Beast’s Castle…
We’ve taken one or two (or three) tours around Be Our Guest Restaurant before, but it’s undeniable that the exceptional theming has been the top draw for guests hoping to dine here. And since, as with lunch, you get to choose where you sit for breakfast, you’ll want to give each of the three rooms consideration before your visit.
I don’t know which of the rooms has been most in demand since Be Our Guest opened. I’m guessing that it might be the Ballroom, since it so perfectly captures the scene where Belle and Beast dance together in the film, and is complete with elegant seating, stunning chandeliers, and falling snow.
Many guests, though, are eager to dine in the West Wing: the place Belle was forbidden to go due to the presence of the Enchanted Rose.
Aside from the magically falling rose petals, amazing special effects in this room include the sound of periodic thunderstorms, simultaneously revealing glimpses of the Beast in the portrait of the prince.
While the third room, the Rose Gallery, isn’t open for dinner, it IS open for both breakfast lunch. The highlight is the [Read more…]
Bonjour, Mes Amis!
We are heading to the City of Lights today for a luncheon at one of Epcot’s most iconic eateries, Les Chefs de France!
The bistro, located in the France Pavilion, has been a fixture of World Showcase since Epcot’s earliest days. It’s served thousands of meals to Epcot guests, and you’ll still find its tables full if you visit today.
Les Chefs de France has had the happy distinction for me of providing consistently decent food and friendly service — something that can’t always be said about Disney restaurants. Since I’ve had some truly fine meals here, I was ready to head back for lunch with AJ’s Mom and Dad (whom many of you know!).
The food has been good to great during every visit that I’ve made in recent years to Les Chefs de France — but that’s only part of the story. Because I would be in love with this restaurant based upon looks alone.
That’s because I personally think that Les Chefs de France represents some excellent restaurant themeing. If it weren’t for the kid in Mickey ears at the next table, it’s very possible that you’d forget you’re actually in Florida.
We visited during the day, but I just couldn’t help but show you this gorgeous view of Les Chefs de France at night.
It reminds me so much of my first trip to Paris that I wanted to share it with you.
And that’s the beauty of this restaurant. If you’ve had the pleasure of a trip to Paris, you will probably have eaten in (or at least seen) a spot that looks Just. Like. This.
Photos of the original “Les Chefs de France” team — Paul Bocuse, Gaston Lenotre, and Roger Vergé — line the walls. These days, Chef Bocuse’s son, Jerome Bocuse, runs the France Pavilion restaurant empire. (Check out the photo of Chef Bocuse on opening day in front of Les Chefs de France that hangs upstairs in Monsieur Paul. You can see it in our review here.)
The color palette in Les Chefs de France tends toward [Read more…]