This year is going to be BIG for the Disney Parks. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening at Walt Disney World on August 29 and at Disneyland on May 31. Plus the all-new Skyliner transportation system will begin operating at Walt Disney World in the summer or fall! But that’s not all…
If you’re staying at one of the three Disneyland Hotels – Disneyland Hotel, Paradise Pier, or Grand Californian – this Halloween Time season you are in for some Halloween Time Treats!
Each Hotel has been decorated – one even taken over – for the season, plus there’s Trick or Treating, a Halloween Bakery Cart, and some special performances.
Just a few weeks ago, we shared that Tangaroa Terrace at the Disneyland Hotel would be closing for refurbishment.
And now, Disney is revealing what’s to come as a result of the work! Look for the Terrace to reopen in early 2019 as the Tangaroa Terrace Bar & Grill!
A new outdoor bar and an updated patio will provide spots for guests to enjoy island cocktails and Asian-inspired cuisine. Inside there will be new details including light fixtures made of colorful fishing floats and netting, a tropical mural, and bamboo accents. But, don’t worry, the Tiki-inspired design will still be present in the renovated space.
And a new bar and patio aren’t all the changes! Guests will be able to enjoy Dole Whip throughout the day and coffee drinks in the morning from a dedicated service window. This will be great in the morning for the energy to tackle the parks, and of course to enjoy a Dole Whip while we’re at the pool! [Read more…]
White Water Snacks is tucked away inside Disney’s Grand Californian at Disneyland. Despite the out-of-the-way location, we always like to see what’s on the menu. And guess what? Everyone is welcome; you don’t need to be a guest of the hotel to dine at this quick-service spot.
One of the reasons that we think you should stop by is for the Hot Dog of the Month — Corn Dog NUGGET NACHOS! Remember when we first brought this one to your attention? Well, they are still very popular.
Happy Sunday and Happy Thanksgiving weekend! We hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday with family and friends! We have a lot of news to share this week and we also have details on the biggest sale of the year at the DFB Store!
The Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure is happening too, and we have all the details, including all the booth menus and food photos!
And, it’s time to pre-order the 2018 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- Eat THIS at the Epcot Festival of the Holidays!
- Check out the menus for the Holiday Kitchens at the Epcot Festival of the Holidays.
- Check out these Gingerbread Funnel Cake Fries at Disney California Advenutre!
- The Epcot Festival of the Arts menus are here!
- We have more photos of the food at Disneyland’s Festival of Holidays.
- The Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is open!
- The 2017 gingerbread display at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is up!
- Check out all this amazing Disney Stuff you really need!
- Check out the holiday eats at Disneyland Resort.
- The gingerbread house is up at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa.
- We have a first look at the Ale & Compass Lounge at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.
- Check out the special menus for ¡Viva Navidad! at Disney California Adventure.
- Breakfast with Santa is coming to T-Rex Cafe in Disney Springs!
- New DFB YouTube videos: Everything You Must Know about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, How to Make Your Disney Trip Stress-Free, and a Food Tour at Epcot’s Japan Pavilion.
Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go. [Read more…]
Are you welcoming 2017 at the Disneyland Resort?
Then you may want to know about a few dining locations offering special menus for the New Year’s Eve celebration! [Read more…]
One of the best things about summer has to be enjoying fresh corn on the cob, straight from the farmer’s market! And one of our favorite recipes to make with that fresh corn is the Corn Chowder Soup from the Storytellers Cafe at Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa.
This is no ordinary corn chowder – it’s filled with fresh corn, potatoes, and chicken. And, to make it even more delicious, it’s topped with crumbled bacon!
This dish really is a must-try at Storytellers Cafe and now you can make it at home any time you want.
Making this soup will take some time, but it’s perfect for a rainy day!
Storytellers Cafe Corn Chowder Soup
Storyteller’s Cafe – Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
Ingredients [Read more…]
I’ve been noticing a few food trends while traipsing through Disney parks, and I think they’re important to mention — especially since they seem to be popping up on every menu re-vamp out there.
First, we gotta take a gander at good old macaroni and cheese. When I asked Disney World’s Sanaa Chef Bob Getchell about the gourmet mac and cheese trend that seems to be taking over Disney restaurants, he mentioned that chefs like to make food they themselves love; many have fond memories of mac and cheese while they were growing up, and they want to create new and improved contemporary recipes for the dish. Here are a few of our favorite versions on and around Disney property:
Yacht Club Resort’s Yachtsman Steakhouse gets a nod due to a relatively new mac and cheese dish I found on the menu in October. Their truffle mac and cheese uses huge orecchiette noodles and Reypenaer cheese with a touch of truffle oil and a topping of crunchy onions. It’s served in a cast iron baking dish that lends a rustic look — very fun! The best part — it tastes amazing. Rich, tangy, creamy sauce nestles into those pasta pieces and serves as the perfect accompaniment to the meal. This is sold as a side dish only, so be sure to look for it at the bottom of the menu.