Another day, another cupcake! Disney has been coming out with flavor after flavor of these handheld treats! Whether it’s Black Forest or Carrot Cake, Disney has a TON of options when it comes to cupcakes!
Disney World has changed their face mask policy a few times over the last few months.
Recently, Disney announced a BIG change in its mask policy when it comes to photos. Previously, guests had to keep on their masks at all times (except when actively eating and drinking while stationary and physically distanced from others) — and that meant that masks had to be kept on while taking photos. Disney just made a change to that policy when it comes to outdoor photos and today we got to experience it in action.
Be Our Guest Restaurant
This counter-service/table-service hybrid will be opening in time for the holidays in late 2012. Serving a menu of new twists on French classics, the restaurant will be situated at the base of Beast’s Castle in the Beauty and the Beast section of the New Fantasyland.
While dining in the three gorgeous dining rooms (the Library, the West Wing, and the Ballroom), guests will be enchanted with original artwork and theme elements like this incredible portrait of the Beast himself.
Pretty, eh? In fact, it’s kind of beautiful. The first thing that strikes the onlooker is the focus on the Beast’s human eyes, foreshadowing the mystery of the story. Very cool, Imagineers, very cool.
Add this to the other incredible details in the restaurant and you’ve got a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. See more details of decor and other information here:
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Disney World’s “Be Our Guest Restaurant” to Open in Late 2012
Not much has been said about this counter-service spot, also in the Beauty and the Beast area of the New Fantasyland.
But we have recently caught a glimpse of the [Read more…]
Living in Texas, I don’t have the opportunity to attend the openings of Disney’s restaurants; but boy did I get lucky on this one! Thank you to the WDW Today Podcast for allowing me to publish pics from their coverage. Check out their twitter stream to see more great pics from the Grand Opening at Epcot’s La Hacienda de San Angel!
The backstory behind La Hacienda de San Angel is that a Mexican family restored an old hacienda and wanted to open it to guests and serve food. The beautiful artwork and pottery throughout the hacienda are meant to be created by the house’s artistic owner. La Cantina de San Angel, the counter-service restaurant outside of the Hacienda, is part of the story as well — it was supposedly created to serve the overflow from the hacienda!
La Hacienda will be serving dinner from 4pm each night and will offer an incredible view of the Illuminations fireworks. During the day, it will serve as indoor seating for La Cantina de San Angel, which will serve lunch and dinner daily.
Just a reminder, La Hacienda de San Angel is now open for business for walk-in guests. You can also make reservations for dates after October 15th via Disney’s reservations system! You can see the the La Hacienda de San Angel Menu here. You can see La Cantina de San Angel’s menu here!
Grand Opening Celebration
Here are some incredible pictures from the Grand Opening Celebration:
More photos after the jump! [Read more…]
Welcome to the Disney Food Post Round-Up! Our favorite piece of news this week is that the tarps have come down from around La Hacienda de San Angel in Epcot’s Mexico!
The restaurant should be opening in mid-September (15th or 16th). Reservations will be available for dates after Oct. 15th. For more details and menus for La Hacienda de San Angel and La Cantina de San Angel, check out our La Hacienda de San Angel info page.
Also in the news — save some space for Orlando Magical Dining Month! $30, 3-course meals with part of the profits donated to charity! Take advantage all through September. AND, if you’re in northern Cali, head over to the Walt Disney Family Museum for a film and food tribute to the Bay Area!
And now, on to the round-up!
Orlando Sentinel‘s Daily Disney blog posted info about our very own upcoming WDW Foodie Fest! Check it out! We’re famous! (Thanks to “A Mom and the Mouse” writer, Kristin Ford!)
Cakewrecks has takes another look at Disney cakes gone wrong!
WDW Character Hunt shares the rumor that Special Agent Oso (a la Playhouse Disney) will be replacing Jo Jo at Hollywood and Vine’s Play and Dine Character meal.
Main St. Gazette takes us to Tusker House for dinner!
BritMick laments the lack of a good cuppa on Disney property — and gives her solution to the problem.
The Givens Chronicles is posting one recipe per week from the 2009 Epcot Food and Wine Festival all this month! This week’s recipe? Mango Lassi from India!
A Taste of Wonderland follows Disney World’s Chef TJ to his new digs — the Grand Floridian’s 1900 Park Fare!
Eating Around the World reviews Coral Reef Restaurant in Epcot.
Samland’s Disney Adventures takes a look at Disneyland’s Roastie-Toasties!
Cooking With Mickey celebrates her anniversary at Club 33 in Disneyland!
Makin’ Memories brings us to Disney World’s ‘Ohana for breakfast!
Deb’s Digest, Deb Wills’ personal blog on AllEars.net, showcases Jim, the fun-loving Casey’s Corner pianist.
Eating (and Drinking) Around the World has some pics of the new Epcot F&W Festival pins!
WDW Magic has some news about menu changes at Animal Kingdom’s Restaurantosaurus.
Thanks to Global Disney Pinvestigation for sending Hacienda pics!
As always, let’s start this round-up with the latest Disney food news:
- The 2010 WDW Foodie Fest location revealed
- Booking is now open for low-cost seminars and demonstrations at the 2010 Epcot Food & Wine Festival
- Chef Mickey’s is offering character lunches for a limited time
- Trail’s End Restaurant lunch has switched from a buffet to an a la carte menu beginning today
- Tables in Wonderland has added four new restaurants to it’s list of participating eateries
- Don’t forget: September is Magical Dining Month in Orlando!
And now, on to the round-up!
Global Disney Pinvestigation previews the holiday Gingerbread pins for us! Can’t wait to see the depicted Gingerbread structures built in the resorts!
Daveland has some incredible vintage shots of Disneyland’s Plaza Inn.
All’s Fare Food Blog has an account of her turkey leg experience!
Kevin Kidney reprints a piece where Mickey, Goofy, and Donald help you with your summer cook-out.
Babes in Disneyland takes a look at the Disneyland picnic area — great suggestion for a birthday party!
Disney Every Day takes us on a photo tour of Epcot’s Via Napoli! (More bathrooms!)
A Taste of Disney shares a video and recipe for a Liberty Tree Tavern favorite.
Touring Plans‘ blogger Ryan K. delves into doing the Dining Plan with kids.
Pee Dee Foodie shares a story about a special postcard at the Polynesian Resort.
Disney Parks Blog has a list of Moms Panelists’ favorite coffee spots in Disney World.
Have a great week, all!
Also on the menu in Ireland this year are:
Kerrygold® Cheese Selection (click here for photo)
Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Ganache (click here for photo)
Bunratty Honey Meade Wine (click here for photo)
Click here to see more 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and photos!
Thanks to Stitch Kingdom for the heads up!
Head over to our Belgium Booth page to see a pic of the Godiva chocolate iced coffee!
The United States pavilion also showcases a delicious new dish this year: a sampling of heirloom tomatoes with Oregon blue cheese, red onions and fresh basil. Click here for photo: [Read more…]
First, a few external shots. You can see that Via Napoli has a completely different “look and feel” from the rest of the Italy pavilion. It’s much more “movie-set” than what you see to the right and left.
Heading inside, you’re greeted by a large lobby and a massive check-in desk. You can see the whole restaurant through the windows of the lobby, and the decor and themeing are colorful as well as light and “airy.” It feels somewhat more like “farmhouse” Italy with a contemporary twist; the brightness of the restaurants, high ceilings, and accent colors remind me a lot of Naples in Disneyland, a sister restaurant to Via Napoli run by the same company — The Patina Group.
From here, you enter into the expanse of the restaurant proper. To your right, you’ll find a room covered in an “aged” fresco depicting nature scenes, trees, grasses, and blue sky. In the center of this part of the restaurant, you’ll find acqua fresca containers holding strawberry, lemon, and blood orange flavors. Outside some double doors is an [Read more…]
Disney is on a customization kick. You can get customized t-shirts, customized park tickets, customized dining plans…you can even customize your Mickey Ear Hats now!
So this is why I insist I should be able to customize my meals as well! I’m one of those picky eaters who never orders directly off the menu. I’m always adding here, substituting there…it’s likely very annoying, yet oddly commonplace for the restaurant waitstaff to have to deal with vacationers like me.
But Disney CMs overall are well-trained to endure crazies like myself, and make me feel entirely comfortable to customize my meals willy-nilly. One of my favorite places to do this is Beaches and Cream, where they’ll gladly create for me my very own dessert creation! This is a ginormous brownie topped with ice cream, hot fudge, and peanut butter. C’mon. You know you want it!
Beaches and Cream is located at Disney’s Beach Club resort, in the Epcot resort area. There are only a few tables in this ice cream parlor (which also serves burgers, hot dogs, and the like), and they don’t take reservations, so arrive during off-hours to cut your wait. Open 11am-11pm.
And don’t forget to order the famous Kitchen Sink, made with every flavor of ice cream, topping, and candy they have in the joint and topped with a whole can of whipped cream!