If you’re visiting the “House of Mouse” and are havin’ a Big Mac attack, you’re outta luck!
That’s because while the former on-property McDonald’s located over by the Disney’s Animal Kingdom used to look like this, it now looks like…
When you’re in the mood to cool down with a giant cup of ice cream in Disney World, there’s one place that comes to mind — Beaches and Cream!
Located between the Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts in the Epcot Resort Area, Beaches and Cream is a staple in Disney, serving up ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, and more in a boardwalk-style restaurant. Since August, the beloved shop has been closed for refurbishment. And although there has been a temporary location, we’ve been missing this ice cream sundae stop (where else can you get this MASSIVE Kitchen Sink?!). Luckily, it looks like the refurbishment is coming to a close – and Beaches and Cream might be reopening sooner than you’d think!
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When the announcement was made that Disney World’s tickets would go to a date-based pricing model, our readers had a lot of mixed reactions. On the positive side, readers said they were looking forward to seeing which dates would be lower and using that information to plan their trips. And if you’re a person who enjoys the growing complexity of planning a trip to WDW, we totally feel you on this!
As we reported earlier on our News Pin Board, Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort is currently renovating their End Zone food court. And today we’ve got some pics of the state of things over there currently, thanks to DFB reader Galloping Gourmand!From August 5 – December 20, 2013, the End Zone Food Court at the All-Star Sports Resort in Walt Disney World will be closed for refurbishment.
Guests looking for made-to-order food may take a bus to the All-Star Music or All-Star Movies resorts. Two motor coaches will run during mealtimes. Guests will board buses from the porte-cochere outside the lobby and will be dropped off under the porte-cochere at the All-Star Movies or All-Star Music resorts.
During this closure, grab-and-go food items will be available at the Game Point Arcade. Guests looking for arcade games may also travel to the other All-Star resorts. Let’s take a look at the resort map so that you can plan accordingly!
On my last stay at All-Star Music, I easily walked over to the All-Star Sports and All-Star Movies resorts by cutting through the parking lots. Of course, this would be less than convenient when trying to get your family ready for an early day of touring or after a long day in the parks.
And while the Team Spirits Pool Bar and the Pizza Delivery service are still open, guests are reporting [Read more…]
While work is going on inside the shop through Friday, April 26th, a temporary tent has been erected on the Boardwalk to serve the some of the quick service needs in the area.
These temporary site is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
It is serving some, but not all, of the Boardwalk favorites. Notably missing are many of the cake and pastry items.
Everything at the temporary location is “Grab and Go.” And there’s a refrigerator case offering drinks, fruit, salads, and other grab and go items.
There are some cookies and prewrapped baked items, but not the [Read more…]
The official bakery name is Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles. It will open at 9am ahead of World Showcase’s official 11am opening time.
Waaaaaay back at the beginning of 2012, we reported that Epcot’s France Pavilion would be getting an overhaul food-wise! And now it’s all becoming reality! Les Halles Bakery has officially opened!!
In addition to the opening on Monsieur Paul Restaurant in December, we can now celebrate the opening of Les Halles Boulangerie!! And we’ve got some incredible photos for you of the new Bakery, as well as the Disney Les Halles Menu! HUGE thanks go out to Michael Burk (@michaellburk) , once again, for sending over these great pics!
The new bakery is HUGE compared to the old one, which will soon become Glacier Ice Cream Parlor. Once you enter, you’ll quickly see a long ordering queue line area, digital menus, and lots of yummo pastries waiting for you to choose them!
The Les Halles menu includes an expanded selection, including pastries, soups, sandwiches (both hot and cold), salads, and more.
The Pumpkin Soup and Lobster Bisque are definitely on my list to try!
Um…I’ll take one of everything on this pastries/desserts menu, please… [Read more…]
Update: Hoop-Dee-Doo will now remain open in Fall 2012.Update: Bistro de Paris will remain closed through early December. New name for Bistro de Paris will be “Monsieur Paul” — a fitting tribute to Chef Paul Bocuse!
There have been a lot of updates about restaurant closures lately, and I wanted to share the latest information we have so that it’s easier to make (or cancel or change ;-D) your Advance Dining Reservations.
In today’s news, the Signature restaurant Bistro de Paris in Epcot’s France pavilion will be closed for renovations starting July 1, 2012, and lasting until the end of October.
According to emails being sent out to guests, Advance Dining Reservations are being moved to Chefs de France.
This closing is possibly due to the Epcot France bakery expansion about which we’ve previously reported. The French bakery, Boulangerie Patisserie, is slated for many changes, including an updated menu, expanded kitchen, and more.
in Disney’s Beach Club Resort will be closed from [Read more…]
Now, we get to bring you inside! First up — the Ribbon Cutting at the Grand Opening of Tutto Gusto and Tutto Italia!
Mickey and Minnie showed up in their Italian costumes and celebrated along with Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group; Joachim Splichal, Chef and founder of Patina; and Erin Youngs, VP of Epcot.
Next, we went into Tutto Gusto — welcoming the cool atmosphere and air conditioning!
As promised, Tutto Gusto — Italy’s new Wine Cellar — is themed like a wine cave inside. Large and small tables are set up around a long bar, and a wall of gorgeous wines punctuate the darkened room.
Mouth-watering meats, cheeses, and other antipasto ingredients are displayed in [Read more…]
in Epcot’s Italy pavilion has undergone a renovation that includes the addition of the Gusto Wine Cellar.
Recently, we shared Tutto Italia’s new menus! Now, we’re thrilled to show some photos that we captured on a recent stroll through World Showcase!
The new outdoor patio at Tutto Italia provides [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…]