Is it just us, or are you LOVING all the sprinkles of snoap for the holidays in Disney World?
You know that glorious smell of cookies and cupcakes baking in the oven?
This holiday season, we’re indulging in ALL the treats in Disney World and Disneyland. And, now we’re grabbing THREE cupcakes, just in time for Christmas!
We just learned that Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be opening on June 30 — but in the meantime, we’ve searched out What’s New NOW at Hollywood Studios (and nearby Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts!). Let’s gooooooo!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Menus and Eats
At pop-up bars around the park, guests can order two new seasonal drinks. Baby Blues is comprised of Tito’s Handmade Vodka (SHOUTOUT AUSTIN, TX!), Bacardi Superior Rum, Tanqueray Gin, Blue Curacao, Sweet-and-Sour, and Sprite! And you get a glow cube, of course.
Green Screen is Absolut Pears Vodka, Midori, Pineapple Juice, and Sprite (again with a glow cube!).
(Anyone else as disturbed as I am on the pricing of these?)
Seeing as we’re HUGE cupcake fans here at the DFB, this latest Disney Springs opening is a definite cause for celebration! And if you love cupcakes as much as we do, then this is great news for you, too, since Sprinkles was designated the “world’s first cupcake bakery” by the Food Network (the first location opened in Beverly Hills in 2005).
Of course, maybe you’ve already paid a visit to Sprinkles, which has locations in Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville, among others. (Even though I prefer my beloved Magnolia cupcakes in the Village, I, myself, am intimately familiar with Sprinkles’ order-ahead policy and the employees at my local Sprinkles Cupcakes store pretty much know me by name.)
You may have tried one of the signature cupcakes, a house-made cookie, or some slow-churned ice cream (some locations carry all three, though some offer solely cupcakes). Maybe you’ve even zipped by one and grabbed a cupcake from one of the famous Cupcake ATMs.
But you’ve never been able to have one at Disney World… until NOW!
Join us in welcoming Sprinkles to Disney Springs! [Read more…]
Join us as we head to Beach Club Marketplace for late-night bite!
Beach Club Marketplace
Did you even know that Disney’s Beach Club Resort has a counter service location? Well, if you didn’t, you’re not alone. Actually, if it weren’t for the fact that it’s a Rapid Fill Refilling location, I’m not sure anyone would know that there’s hot food for sale here.
Let’s take a look at this shop and see if it’s worth your time to stop in.
You’ll find Beach Club Marketplace tucked into the side entrance of the Beach Club Resort if you enter from the courtyard located behind the lobby. Sound confusing? Yeah. It is.
If you enter looking for just a restaurant, you’ll quickly find that Beach Club Marketplace serves more than just one purpose, and looks more like a gift shop than anything else. Because that’s basically what it is. [Read more…]
Viva Italia! The temporary Italy kiosk in Epcot is now serving up some tasty eats including ravioli — along with glasses of wine!
Disney Food News
We’re serving up the latest foodie news this week!
- New Italian Food Kiosk serving to-go food and wine in Epcot!
- Check out this gorgeous cupcake from Disneyland’s New Orleans Bayou Bash! Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting and so much more!
- Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District will hold a Fat Tuesday meal on the 21st!
- Food-decorated Disney luggage spotted at the Disneyland Resort.
For more delicious food news, stop by our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!
On to the Round-Up
Carmi’s Art Life World
Check out the Mickey Retro Kitchen Series — it’s miniature Japanese collectibles!
Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups visits the lounge at the California Grill. Cheers!
MousePlanet stops by Germany’s Biergarten in Epcot!
StudiosCentral.com analyzes how to get the best values with your Disney Dining Plan credits at counter-service restaurants in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Yesterland takes a look back at the Burger Invasion in Disney California Adventure.
Kevin Kidney reminisces about a long-lost mural from the Plaza Pavilion and welcomes the new Jolly Holiday Bakery to Disneyland.
Main Street Gazette pays tribute to the Cobb Salad at The Hollywood Brown Derby.
Rock on! Now THIS is the kind of snack I can get behind!
Thanks to Amanda Ficili for letting us post this superstar photo from Disneyland’s New Orleans Bayou Bash! The red velvet cupcake is topped with green and purple whipped cream cheese frosting, and the whole thing is accented by “a white chocolate ornament dusted with gold glitter, a hand painted chocolate curl, and a Venetian cookie mask!” says Amanda!
She also told us that the center is filled with cream cheese frosting! I’ve died and gone to heaven! 😉
Catch Disneyland’s New Orleans Bayou Bash this weekend and the next few weekends as well — February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 — in New Orleans Square!
In addition to gorgeous cupcakes, you’ll find other specialty food items like [Read more…]
A dark horse surprise in the Disney cupcake race over the past year has been the Contempo Cafe at Disney World’s Contemporary Resort!
This futuristic counter-service location located right next to Chef Mickey’s Restaurant features some truly yummy eats, including great flatbreads and even Mickey waffles. But it’s the bakery counter that always catches my interest. Whenever I head to Contempo, there’s always a new, massive cupcake to sample.
In the past, we’ve featured the Dulce de Leche Cupcake and the Black Forest Cupcake (with CHERRY PIE FILLING!) — both of which are delicious (my only qualm being the lighter, whipped frosting instead of that lardy buttercream that I like best). We’ve even been lucky enough to get a guest review of the seasonal Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake this year!
Another seasonal eat at Contempo Cafe this year takes the “cake” for me. The Spiced Apple Cupcake!
This yummy treat features a cinnamony-vanilla cake topped with what seemed to me like the same caramel frosting used on the Dulce de Leche Cupcake. Again, the frosting is lighter — not completely whipped cream frosting (you do get a little substance there), but more like [Read more…]
One of my favorite Disneyland gourmands, Eric Chu (who also delivers some delicious eats over at Chu’s Choices), sent along these delectable photos from the Cupcake Store in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District!
Eric and Nicole chose a “day and night” cupcake and a red velvet cupcake — each $4.45 including tax. The review: “Pricey, but delicious. Moist, and the icing isn’t [Read more…]