We’ve been so busy trying out all the Valentine’s Day treats at Disney World!
The Mobile Order feature is available to Walt Disney World guests through the My Disney Experience app.
Mobile Order allows guests to pre-order and pre-pay for their food at participating Counter Service restaurants around Disney World. And, as of today, an additional Resort restaurant is now offering the service! [Read more…]
We’re all accustomed to the limited food offerings of most Walt Disney World pool bars, but lately we’ve spotted several pool bar menus that have expanded. While we always welcome bigger (and hopefully better!) menus at these convenient spots, we’re not sure how long these riches will stick around.
Typically massive crowds descend on the World this time of year for Spring Break, and these menu changes could be a response to larger-than-average groups of pool-goers. [Read more…]
Greetings from Hurricane Hanna’s along Stormalong Bay! Earlier this week we let you know that Yacht & Beach Clubs’ Hurricane Hanna’s has some new menu items, including a new burger we couldn’t wait to try…so we did!
Today we were excited to dig into the Shipwreck Angus Bacon Cheeseburger.
This brand new burger is made of short ground rib and brisket, and topped with fried shrimp, bacon, cheddar cheese, and a Cajun remoulade sauce! It’s served with your choice of Waffle Fries or Apple Slaw.
Say you’re lounging poolside at arguably the best pool at Walt Disney World — Stormalong Bay at the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts — and you’re craving a sweet frozen treat. We all know Beaches and Cream is just a hop, skip, and a jump away, but it can be downright impossible to get in there.
Thankfully Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill is serving up a super healthy, low-calorie frozen treat that, frankly, some of us need while on vacation (to balance out all the snacks!): Frozen Grapes!
This snack credit-eligible bite is $3.99, and you’ll find them advertised adjacent to the other healthy option here: Seasonal Sliced Fruit.
Happy weekend! We hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, now it’s time to kick back, relax, and catch up on another week of Disney food news!
Speaking of menus — the FULL MENUS for Epcot’s upcoming FLOWER AND GARDEN FESTIVAL are out! And we’ve got them here — plus a TON of photos of returning food items to the booths! Check them out and start your planning!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- Loaded Tots and Fried Twinkies are now on the menu at Friar’s Nook in the Magic Kingdom!
- Full booth menus announced for the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
- Grocery delivery is available at Disney Vacation Club Resorts.
- Check out the seasonal cupcakes at Sprinkles this month!
- Disneyland’s Red Rose Taverne is serving breakfast – check out what to eat and what NOT to eat!
- Club 33 sales have started at Disney World.
- Possible dates and details for Free Dining at Disney World.
- Check out all the Rose Gold Snacks at Disney World!
- We have a Disney Cupcake food challenge!
- Celebrate Carnavale at Maria & Enzo’s and Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar at Disney Springs!
- Check out the new must-have milkshakes at Vivoli Il Gelato in Disney Springs.
- We shared seven mistakes to avoid when planning your Disney dining!
- Check out the beer specials at Paddlefish in Disney Springs.
- New DFB YouTube videos: 5 Memories to Make at Disney World and Disney World vs. Disneyland – Which One is Better for You?
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…]
If you’re a Disney Food Fan, then 2013 has been an exciting year!
We’ve had lots of change, new announcements, and brand new experiences.
So today, we thought we’d take a look back at this year, and review the Top 10 Disney Food News Items of 2013!
From new coffee to new restaurants, new technology to new ice cream, we have a ton to cover!
Let’s get started!
When Starbucks and Disney announced in 2012 that the coffee giant would be coming to Disney Parks, the news was huge! And when the first Walt Disney World locations began opening in 2013, the story once again topped the list of Disney food headlines.
The first location to open was Main Street Bakery on Magic Kingdom’s Main Street USA. While some loyal fans of the historic spot decried the chain store intrusion, many coffee lovers were thrilled that they could now enjoy their favorite brew in the shadow of Cinderella’s Castle.
And with the Main Street cinnamon rolls available at Gaston’s Tavern (at least they claim they’re the same…you can see our cinnamon roll throw down here!), well — at least not all of our favorite goodies are lost.
The reopening of Fountain View Cafe in Epcot as the second WDW Starbucks location seemed to ruffle fewer feathers, since the themeing for the futuristic ice cream parlor wasn’t as beloved as Main Street Bakery. Still, patrons were irked with the lack of seating, even if the many, many bays for ordering mean that your java arrives fresh and fast.
But Starbucks wasn’t the only coffee news we debated in 2013. Disney also announced that Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company, headquartered in Tampa, would become the official specialty coffee provider for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Vacation Club resorts.
We’ve been enjoying Joffrey’s products for ages at the kiosks throughout the parks, so this was welcome news to many. So far, we are hearing that you seem pleased with the switch from Nescafe to Joffrey’s.
2. RESTAURANT FASTPASS TESTING — AND MORE TECH UPDATES!
Waaaaayyyyy back in January of this year, we first wrote about how we thought My Magic+ would affect Disney Dining.
And before the year was out, we had the opportunity to see just how some of the new technology would work.
One of the most intriguing uses of MyMagic+ technology was the Touch to Pay System. We had an opportunity to put our Magic Bands to work with the new system, and Erin, our Disney Food For Families columnist, documented the process so our readers could be in the know!
And while we love the Magic Band concept, even cooler is all the Disney food bling that you can get to individualize your bracelet! I’m a sucker for the cupcake!
Another rumor that came to fruition was that [Read more…]
Who’s gearing up for Valentine’s Day? Disney, that’s who!
If you’re planning to be in the parks this week, you’ll find plenty of decorated treats and eats celebrating the holiday. And Disney World and Disneyland are both offering some great specialty romantic dinners!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Disney Dining News
In the news this week…
- Get awesome Phineas and Ferb gear with your healthier-for-them kids’ meals at Subway restaurants
- We’ve got the FULL 2013 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival menu for the new marketplaces in Walt Disney World!
- Check out the brand new Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort.
- Check out the Lucky Fortune Cookery in Disney California Adventure, and some awesome menu items for Disneyland’s Lunar New Year celebration!
- Celebrate Valentine’s Day with True Love Week, Disney’s latest Limited Time Magic celebration!
- February Tables in Wonderland Events now available for booking in Walt Disney World!
- First pictures and review of Raglan Road’s homage to Irish Sunday lunch — Host the Roast
- Enjoy the perfect Mommy/Daughter Disney day at Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s Royal Tea!
We’ve got additional food news, including restaurant closures, Mardi Gras at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney Anaheim, and LOTS more, on our Disney Food News Pin Board! Head over and check it out!
DFB Reader Finds
Our Facebook Friend Lynda shared this photo of specialty Mardi Gras cupcakes from the French Market Restaurant in Disneyland. “Both Mardi Gras cupcakes were great. Front cupcake is Red Velvet. Back cupcake is Chocolate Raspberry. Break open the chocolate dome and you have a nice surprise of chocolate mousse.”
And here’s an awesome Star Wars Valentine’s Yoda Gift from Target sent to us by Reader Jon.
The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2013
This week we celebrated the grand launch of The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2013 e-Book! This valuable resource is fully updated for 2013 visits, and is now available for purchase and download to help you make the most of your dining opportunities while in Disney World.
The fully updated DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2013 e-Book is an instantly downloadable PDF guide, featuring over 400 full-color pages of photographs, information, and advice about our favorite things — food and dining in Walt Disney World.
It’s guaranteed to help you navigate your way to delicious dining on your next vacation! And if you’re ready to get yours now, head on over to DFBGuide.com to pick it up!!
For our Grand Launch Sale, use code: 2013 to get a $4 discount for a limited time!
If you purchased the 2012 Guide and would like to purchase the 2013 Guide, we’ve got a special discount for repeat purchasers. Email me here to get a limited-time, one-use, exclusive discount code to purchase the 2013 Guide at a $6 discount. Please include the email address you used to purchase the 2012 Guide in the body of your email.
For more detailed information and screen shots from the e-Book, head over to DFBGuide.com! With a 100% money-back guarantee, you have nothing to lose! 🙂
Want even more savings?! We’ve bundled three of our most popular guides into one discounted price! Our DFB Guide & Snacks Bundle offers:
- The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2013, PLUS
- The DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks, AND
- The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks
All three are being sold together for the first time –and for a massively discounted price. Just $29.95 instead of the regular price of nearly $42.00.
On to the Round-Up
Walt Disney World for Grown Ups
goes to Epcot’s Via Napoli for Aqua Fresca.
Yesterland takes a look at the history of the Corn Dog Castle in Disney California Adventure.
AllEars shares an unexpected imagineering marvel at Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom.
DisneyCaribbeanBeach.com shares the new menu from Shutters at this tropical Disney World resort!
Designing Disney tours Pizzeria Bella Notte restaurant at Disneyland Paris.
Running at Disney enjoys breakfast at the BoardWalk Inn’s Kouzzina, including allergen-free waffles!
Main Street Gazette stops by the new Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles in Epcot’s France pavilion.
Orange County Register reports on Disney California Adventure’s Lunar New Year treat — Boudin sourdough loaf in the shape of a snake.