You probably know about alllllllll of the Mickey-shaped snacks you can get in the regular spots — like the ones mentioned above or those iconic Mickey-shaped beignets — but if you’re looking for a seriously EPIC Mickey-shaped snack, you’re going to have to visit a very unexpected spot!
Is there anything better than a sweet treat inspired by your favorite Disney character? Hard to say.
We consider ourselves EXPERTS in the Disney treat arena so we were pretty pumped to see a new Fab Five-inspired dessert in EPCOT today. And it’s not Mickey who’s inspiring these unique and (Spoiler alert!) delicious flavors…it’s Pluto, his pup!
Valentine’s Day is long gone and St. Patrick’s Day lies ahead!
That means it’s time to try out some NEW holiday eats and treats! We’ve already spotted the return of one of our FAVORITE Irish-influenced burgers in Disney Springs and now we’re trying a NEW St. Paddy’s Day treat.
Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras are over, so that means it’s time for the next holiday in Disney World!
That’s right, we’re talking about St. Patrick’s Day! So far, we’ve seen special drinks at Starbucks in Disney Springs, one of our favorite seasonal burgers has returned, and we grabbed a Shamrock Shake in Disney World, but we have yet to see many green treats in Disney World.
in Epcot’s World Showcase (you’ll find it on the stroll from the China pavilion on the way towards Germany) typically serves up your basic soft-serve and slushies, with a few fun cocktails thrown in for good measure.
But they’re changing things up a bit with some new menu items at the Outpost: the Nigerian Meat Pie, No Worries Panna Cotta, and the Savanna Smoothie!
In the pantheon of character meals at Walt Disney World, there’s only one where you can dine with big, fluffy friends straight out of the Hundred Acre Wood — and in a classic Magic Kingdom location: Crystal Palace!
Truth be told, we’ve had a bit of a roller coaster relationship with Crystal Palace over the years. Some visits have been good (like this lunch four years ago and like breakfast here back when you could get into the nearly-empty park!), and one was particularly awful (dinner at the end of the night = icky buffet remnants…I didn’t even do a post about it).
But the opportunity to dine with Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger is pretty much a Disney World rite of passage and something that every Disney fan should do at least once. And dining in the Crystal Palace — a gorgeous building that’s been a mainstay since Magic Kingdom opened in 1971 — is a lovely experience.
But what about the food — arguably the most important aspect of any restaurant? It’s standard, but acceptable on most visits, with breakfast having, perhaps, the most interesting options with Pooh’s Breakfast Lasagna and Puffed French Toast being crowd favorites. And so I returned recently, for lunch this time, to see how things are going.
Friends, it might be summer in the rest of the country, but at Walt Disney World, Autumn is ON! And while some might say it’s too early for Halloween and Pumpkin-Spiced-EVERYTHING, I am not that person. So you KNOW that while I am happily in Disney World to cover the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, I also HAD to grab my ticket for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
Every year, Mickey welcomes his pals to this special extra-ticket event at the Magic Kingdom. This year, the party is taking place on select nights from August 25 through November 1. And you’re going to want to read on to find out where you can scare up goodies like THIS…
… plus TONS of other treats! And not just of the candy-in-my-trick-or-treat-bag variety, although there’s plenty of that, too! [Read more…]
Welcome to Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, where “luxury meets magic!” We got a chance to take a look around the hotel before it opens, and wanted to give you a quick peek! (Nope; they’re not paying us to do this. We just figured you’d be interested. ;-D)
Opening August 3rd, Four Seasons Orlando says they will provide a best-of-both-worlds vacation experience: “easy access to all the area entertainment in a tranquil setting,” at Golden Oak in Walt Disney World, according to Thomas Steinhauer, Regional Vice President and General Manager.
Twenty-six acres will hold [Read more…]
Anytime that I have an opportunity to dine in Epcot’s World Showcase, I grab it!
There are so many wonderful restaurants here, and I’m always lamenting the fact that I haven’t been to one or another in a long time.
When I was in town recently for the New Fantasyland media event, I had some free time and decided that it was the perfect night to pop in to Italy to see how Tutto Italia was faring after its most recent renovation.
So after arranging my Advanced Dining Reservation for 8pm, I headed over to meet my friend for a late dinner amid the beautiful holiday decorations in World Showcase.
Tutto Italia and the newly opened Tutto Gusto Wine Bar are situated in the back left corner of the Italy Pavilion (if you’re facing into the pavilion). The restaurant reopened after a renovation in early Summer and now features updated seating and the brand new wine bar next door.
Tutto Gusto is a new stop on your Drinking Around the World odyssey, and is definitely worth your time and dollars. You can see my initial impressions of Tutto Gusto in my review.
But on this night, we were headed into Tutto Italia. When the restaurant first reopened I was glad to see that not much had changed. The grand and formal space really feels like it could have been transported from Rome. The gorgeous murals made the cut (though I heard that they almost didn’t stay!).
And the crystal chandeliers continue to add elegance to the restaurant. Sometimes it’s a bit jarring to see people dressed in Mickey t-shirts amid all this finery, but I’m so glad that Disney has preserved some of the original vision of the World Showcase restaurants.
Seating includes some tiny two tops (is it just me, or do you always kind of feel like you’re eating with the people next to you when you’re sitting at tables this close together?) as well as seating for larger groups and families.
Guests can also dine in a Sunroom or on the new outdoor patio!
Here’s one of the biggest tables…this one’s for [Read more…]
I’ve been SO excited to write this review; I can’t wait to introduce you guys to what has become one of my favorite Italian restaurants of all time. (Yep, this is the place that has that amazing butterscotch pudding.)
by (California celeb chef) Donna Scala is located in the middle of Disney World property at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort. The restaurant is a great juxtaposition of sleek lines and cool tile coupled with warm leather, soft pillows, and bright chalk artwork…on actual chalkboards. No kidding — the artists work [Read more…]