It’s happening! Pixar Fest is officially kicking off at Disneyland Resort! And while we’re excited for two returning parades and a new projection show called Together Forever, you know what we’re most looking forward to: the eats!
It’s almost time for PIXAR FEST!!
If you’re heading to Disneyland Resort anytime from April 13th through September 3rd, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate the friendship and fun of the Disney Pixar films and characters throughout both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure during PIXAR FEST!!!
The celebration will include a new nighttime spectacular, TWO returning parades, Pixar characters, themed food and drinks, and much more! We’re sharing everything you need to know about Pixar Fest… and there’s a LOT to cover, so let’s waste no time!!
Pixar Fest Food Checklist
What’s your favorite Disney Pixar flick? We’ve got the themed foods organized by film below, so you can make sure you find every snack involving your favorite — or favorites! We’ve also got a PRINTABLE PIXAR FEST FOOD CHECKLIST for you to take with you to the park so you don’t miss a thing! WOO!!
Super excited to share some breaking news with you about Pixar Pier in Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure park. (Don’t forget that Pixar Pier officially opens on June 23rd!)
We’ve got the scoop on some brand new eats for Pixar Fest as well as some upcoming Pixar Pier dining locations that will be permanent residents of the new Pixar Pier! Ready? Here we go!! (Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see the new Pixar Pier dining spots!)
Halloween is one of the most FUN-derful times of the year at Disneyland, and our Disneyland Correspondent Heather Sievers has gathered pictures of some of the spooky happenings! We’ve also got the scoop on where you can find all of the season’s special treats around the Resort. So if you’re ready to scare up some fun with a few of our best Disney pals…
… or perhaps your favorite Villain, then please join us! [Read more…]
Disney’s Limited Time Magic events have begun, and Disneyland is currently celebrating with “A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue.” This is a nod to the original show that Walt Disney created in 1955.
The show features comedy, songs, and dancing set to a fun musical score that will make you want to dress up, put a feather in your hair, and learn to Can-Can.
Tuesdays through Mondays now until February 4th, the “flashback” show can be seen a few times a day with a special Annual Passholder only showing at 6:30. The annual passholder show is $35 and you must make reservations in advance though the annual passholders events line at (714) 781-PASS.
The Annual Passholder show is a $35 ticketed event that includes dinner & reserved seating for the revue. If you’re not a passholder, stop at guest services to get a ticket to one of the earlier shows.
Please note that the entertainment is exactly the same as the shows performed during the day. So, if you don’t feel a need to spend $35 or aren’t interested in the foods being served at the Annual Passholder event, I highly recommend you still go check out one of the Thursday through Monday tribute shows.
- Starter: Corn chips in a souvenir Golden Horseshoe boot mug
- Entrees: Black forest ham and roast beef sandwiches
- Sides: Golden raisin and carrot salad, Yukon golden potato salad, Very Berry fruit salad
- Children’s Menu (available upon request): 2 PB&J sandwiches with sides
- Vegetarian Option (available upon request): Vegetable and cheese sandwiches with sides
- Beverages: Mint Julep, water, coffee
- Dessert: Walt & Lilly’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Cake
We started off with our table being adorned with Fritos in a boot. My absolute favorite item of the evening: Crunchy, salty Fritos served up in a take home souvenir Golden Horseshoe plastic boot (which I plan to fill with root beer floats at home in the near future).
I don’t know who comes up with these things, but today, August 6, is National Root Beer Float Day. Google it. It’s true. In honor of this frosty treat of perfection we are happy to share with you some Root Beer Floats of the Disney Parks.
Our first float comes to you from the newly opened Ghirardelli Store in Disney California Adventure.
Ghirardelli uses hand scooped ice cream and serves their floats up in open-top plastic cups. You can opt for a cover, but not until you have a few sips/bites. It overflows quickly, so have your straw and spoon ready to take action!
According to the DisneyParks Blog, Disneyland is serving up fun, a midnight snack, and special eats for the One More Disney Day event!
Disneyland Park is gearing up for One More Disney Day with the announcement of the “Midnight Snack” at Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue.
Stop in 11:45 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. on February 29 (to March 1st) for yummy treats, hot beverages, Disney character meet ‘n greets, live music by Denny Moynahan, and other surprises.
No need to RSVP. Guests will be admitted from 11:45 p.m. until capacity is reached. This event is extremely limited to approximately 200 guests. You’ll need park admission, and lining up for the event can be no earlier than 10 p.m.
Other Special Menu Items
We’re jetting off to Disneyland later this week for the D23 Expo, and we’ll be sharing all the updates and details! Follow along here on the Disney Food Blog, on Facebook, and twitter as we bring you news from California!
Latest Disney Food News
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- 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Culinary and Beverage Demo Info Available!
- Epcot Food & Wine Festival Discounts and Early Booking Date Announced for Annual Passholders, TiW members, and DVC members!
- Mickey Ears featuring World Showcase food are available for purchase.
- A sneak peek at Food and Wine Festival exclusive pins and merchandise!
- Join us for the countdown to WDW Foodie Fest!
DFB Guide and Mini-Guides
We’re eagerly anticipating our brand new Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book — now topping out at over 125 pages — which will be available within the next day or two!
In the meantime, check out our 250-page DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book and our new 85-page Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book! They can both be downloaded to your computer and loaded onto your iPad or smartphone for easy transport and access in the parks!
On to the Round-Up!
WDW for Grown-ups
highlights a brand new event at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival — the “Best of Bocuse” dinner!
Gorillas Don’t Blog spots alcohol at the Golden Horseshoe in the Magic Kingdom. Or does he? Take a look!
Main Street Gazette takes us to my one of my favorite breakfast locations — Boma!
WESH.com featured a story by yours truly showcasing our top five new additions to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
Magical Kingdoms shows us how one very creative mom made a Cinderella Coach cake for her daughter’s birthday. Impressive!
- FREE DINING 2011 has been announced!
- Mid-September will see the opening of La Hacienda de San Angel in Epcot. La Hacienda reservations will soon be available to book for dates after Oct. 15th.
- Check out this Belgian Waffle, which will be available at the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Belgium Booth!
Swan and Dolphin
have released more info about the Food and Wine Classic! Check it out here.
Animal Kingdom Lodge Fan Site offers the results of their recent reader poll: Best Eats at the Mara.
Studios Central reviews Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Fairfax Fare.
Eating Around the World brings her little prince to meet the princesses at Epcot’s Akershus breakfast.
Theme Park Insider shares his thoughts de cuisine from a recent trip to Epcot.
Makin’ Memories Photo Blog takes a look at Columbia Harbour House in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
A World View enjoys the character breakfast at Cape May Cafe in Disney’s Beach Club Resort.
Main Street Gazette taste tests taffy!
The Disney Chick shares the recipe for and makes Artist Point’s Berry Cobbler!