Let’s dive in and take a look at all the holiday treats and entertainment coming to Downtown Disney in Disneyland Resort!
Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park may still be closed, but that hasn’t stopped us from having a fun time over in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District.
And, while we’ve enjoyed eating at some of our favorite spots in their outdoor seating areas, we’re now starting to get more information about when restaurants in Downtown Disney should be seating guests indoors!
While Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure are still closed and Disneyland’s hotels have asked guests through September 5th to reschedule, Downtown Disney, the Disneyland Resort’s shopping and dining district, is OPEN for guests!
We took a little stroll through Downtown Disney to do a little shopping (duh!) and to see what’s new! Come along with us!
Welcome to another roundup of What’s New in Disneyland Resort!
Today, we’ll chat about new treats, construction updates, and some spooktacular new Minnie ears!
ALOHA from Disneyland’s Downtown Disney! THAT is where the Downtown Disney Summer Celebration is running now through September 4th.
The event — sponsored by Dole Packaged Foods, features over a dozen special menu items found at various Downtown Disney restaurants. These tastes of the islands will be accompanied by regular weekly appearances of the Polynesian performers of Tupua. Beginning July 1st, Tupua will help set the scene on the Downtown Disney LIVE! Stage with song, dance, and color. Moving forward, Tupua will appear on Friday evenings through the run of the event.
We mentioned a “taste of the islands,” too, though, didn’t we? Find a Hawaiian BBQ Sandwich at Earl of Sandwich. Or stop by ESPN Zone for Hawaiian Pork Sliders, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, or a Summer Mojito.
The second annual California Avocado Week is being held July 1-7 at Downtown Disney Anaheim at the Disneyland Resort. Guests can take part in cooking demos, munch on featured menu selections, and more!
Throughout the week, Downtown Disney restaurants will feature special California avocado menu items, and Sephora will offer refreshing avocado facials. Celebrate the Avocado season in Disneyland!
Main Stage Schedule
4 p.m.: Cooking demonstrations will feature dishes made with California avocados
by a chef from one of the premiere restaurants at Downtown Disney. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis will be available for 100 guests and each seated guest will have the chance to taste the menu item. Unlimited standing room will be available as well.
6 p.m.: A Guacamole contest will feature three participants (selected by the California Avocado Commission) with the challenge to make guacamole out of ingredients provided. The winning dish will be awarded a $100 gift card to a participating restaurant in Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District.
Nightly until 10 p.m.: DJ Wendy will entertain.
Food Demo Calendar
Sunday, July 1
Chef Meyer, House of Blues, California Avocado and Blue Cheese Crusted Rib Eye
Monday, July 2
Chef Thomas Keaveny, ESPN Zone, Mini California Avocado Shrimp [Read more…]
We’ve had a fun week sharing the excitement of our new e-book! And check out those eats that we can look forward to at the Art of Animation’s food court, Landscape of Flavors. It’s not what you’d expect for food court fare…!
Disney Food News
- The newest Disney food court, Art of Animation’s Landscape of Flavors, will open with an out-of-the-ordinary menu!
- New Disney kitchen accessories! Exotic Animal Kingdom tableware plus Bamboo Mickey collection!
- Disney Restaurant photo packages are part of the new PhotoPass+.
- New cupcakes at Captain Cook’s at the Polynesian Resort in Walt Disney World.
- New Gelato Popsicle Stand in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney.
- Disneyland’s La Brea Bakery Café Introducing New Menu Items in Late May!
- Disneyland restaurant reservations can now be booked via internet!! Find out how!
- Free Disney World Dining Package offered by Virgin Holidays to UK guests for vacation dates in 2013!
We’ve got more delicious news on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!
Grand Launch: The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2012 e-Book
This week we announced the grand launch of the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2012 e-Book! It’s an instantly downloadable PDF guide, featuring over 310 full-color pages of photographs, information, and advice about our faves — food and dining in Walt Disney World.
We’ve updated our 2012 edition with over 60 new pages of details along with more photos, coverage of new Disney dining experiences, exclusive games, and more!
For our Grand Launch Sale, use code: 2012 to get a $4 discount this week only! Order your copy now at DFBGuide.com and use code: 2012 for your discount!
If you DID purchase the 2011 Guide and would like to purchase the 2012 Guide, we’ve got a special discount for repeat purchasers. Email us here to get a limited-time, one-use, exclusive discount code to purchase the 2012 Guide at a $6 discount. Please include the email address you used to purchase the 2011 Guide in the body of your email.
On to the Round-Up
Walt Disney World For Grown-Ups
stops by Scat Cat’s at the Port Orleans French Quarter resort.
Stuff From The Park looks back at a 1965 Carnation Cafe menu from Disneyland.
Studios Central finds extra hot dog carts around Disney’s Hollywood Studios to accommodate spring crowds.
AllEars.Net showcases South African wines featured at the Animal Kingdom’s Mombasa Marketplace!
Eating (and Drinking) Around the World displays construction photos of the Tutto Italia renovation.
Main Street Gazette stops by the Polynesian’s Kona Cafe to sample the Chef’s Choice dinner option.
Progress City, U.S.A. focuses on the evolution of Epcot’s culinary offerings!
Mouse on the Mind takes a look at unique bread services at WDW restaurants!
Located in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney (Anaheim), La Brea Bakery will re-open in late May showcasing an exhibition kitchen, a dining room with welcoming earth tones, an express area with fresh food displays, and outdoor seating covered with an awning.
Everyone knows this is the place to pick up some morning eats before heading into the parks, and fans of breakfast fare will love the new entrees: order Brioche French Toast or a Croque Madame Sandwich (made with gruyere cheese and featuring a fried egg on top)! See photos below! [Read more…]
More fun expansion news out of Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District!!
La Brea Bakery Cafe, one of the original restaurants in Downtown Disney Anaheim, began an exciting refurbishment on January 3, 2012, with the temporary closure of the counter-service area.
The full-service section will remain open until mid-March, and the renovations will be officially unveiled in April. According to OC Register’s Around Disney, the renovation will include the addition of 900 sq. ft. and showcase a new exhibition bakery where guests can watch dough being rolled before heading to the new wood stove! Plus, an awning will be added to shade full-service, outdoor diners.
When La Brea re-opens, the counter-service side will have its own kitchen enabling guests to order their quick-service food at the counter and then take a seat where their order will be delivered.
According to Disney Parks Blog, freshly baked items will be prepared right at the restaurant!
Look for a variety of [Read more…]