We’re halfway through the week, so it’s the PERFECT time to treat yo’self in Disney World!
The theme at Disney Springs right now is Beat the Heat. In the dog days of summer we certainly agree!
We scoured Disney World’s shopping and dining district and found what’s new so you know where to stop the next time you’re at Disney Springs for a cool drink, snack, meal, or air conditioned retail therapy!
What’s New in Disney Springs West Side
We are back with a sweet installment of Disney Food Pics of the Week — courtesy of YOU!
If you love to snap and share food pics, then you should definitely check out our Flickr Page — Disney Food Blog Photo Extravaganza — where DFB readers share all of their Disney Food Photos.
Today, we’re celebrating a treat that’s loved by both kids and kids at heart! Let’s check out a few super cool Krispie Treats that feature Disney Flair!
Turkey Leg Krispie Treat
When is a Jumbo Turkey Leg not made of meat? When it’s made of cereal, marshmallows, and butter, of course! The Turkey Leg Krispie has to be one of the most awesome Krispies we’ve seen. Which one do you prefer — the savory or sweet version?
Mickey Krispie Treat Covered in Reese’s Pieces
Photographer: Bowler Hat Girl
Krispie Treats are pretty much awesome by themselves. But if we were going to try to make them better, I’m pretty sure that a dunk in Chocolate and a roll in Mini-Reese’s Pieces would probably spring to mind!
Ice Cream Cone-Shaped Krispie Treat
Photographer: Riniel Calaelen
In another stellar example of Krispie-as-another-food, one of our readers spied this [Read more…]
It has been too long since I’ve taken a trip to Chef Mickey’s in Disney World’s Contemporary Resort!
We’ve shared with you our review of their breakfast buffet. But today, we’re heading there to see what’s new for dinner!
When many people think about a “Disney character dining experience”, they immediately think of Chef Mickey’s. This one has it all — the Fab Five, a sprawling buffet of family-friendly foods, regular raucous celebrations, and monorails whizzing by.
But in the past, the food has had a reputation for being a little lackluster. Time to see how things are looking these days… . We have a lot to cover, so let’s get started!
One of the coolest things about Chef Mickey’s is its location. You’ll find this well-known character meal at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
This place is a stone’s throw from the Magic Kingdom in Disney World, which makes it a great place to stop and eat before heading into the park, or after a long day of rides and attractions.
Once you enter the hotel’s main floor lobby, take the elevator to the fourth floor. Chef Mickey’s is located on the south end of the concourse, right below where the Disney World monorail enters the building. (You can also arrive at the Contemporary via said monorail, of course — in which case you’d take an escalator down to the 4th floor).
Head to the central desk to let the hostess know that your party has arrived. You can’t miss it — Mickey is smiling down with his fork and spoon, ready to greet you!
If your table isn’t quite ready, you can wait until your party is paged in this comfortable seating area. This spot features a view of Bay Lake and the resort’s pool patio — and offers plenty of room for running off excess energy.
Before you’re seated, your party will [Read more…]
I’ve been averaging five or six Walt Disney World visits each year for the past five years. And mostly what I do when I’m at Walt Disney World is eat, no joke.
I am intimately familiar with the ins and out of Disney World dining and can recite the menus of some of my favorite restaurants by heart. Hey, it’s a skill that may come in handy some day. 🙂
But I recently found myself in unfamiliar Disney dining territory while on a brief visit to Disneyland in California. I had been there only once before, many (many, many, many) years ago. With just two days on my own, I decided to experience the parks like the newbie that I am, without a plan or preparation. Well, I did ask Disney Food Blog fearless leader AJ for a wee bit of advice, but I’ll get to that later.
So, without further ado, here, in no particular order, are my Walt Disney World foodie veteran observations about the dining situation at Disneyland.
Churros are everywhere.
While of course you can find churros at Walt Disney World, there are usually only a few locations at each park that sell them.
At Disneyland, everywhere I turned there was a churro sales stand or someone walking along nibbling on a churro.
I want an umbrella too!
I am all about the Dole Whip Float at Walt Disney World. But guess what, at Disneyland, they serve this nectar with maraschino cherries and a little paper umbrella.
I feel robbed. I think Disney owes me at least three or four bottles of cherries that I’ve missed out on over the years.
3-D ice cream menus rock.
Instead of printed menu signage at the ice cream carts, Disneyland has 3-D plastic models of the ice cream at their carts. For some reason this made me want a Mickey bar even more than [Read more…]
With the opening of Disney World’s newest resort — Art of Animation — we have all new delicious food to sample. The Landscape of Flavors food court offers some unique desserts that you can’t find anywhere else in Disney World! Let’s take a peek…
First up, I love these one-of-a-kind Rice Krispie Treats that feature the characters you’ll find decorating the Art of Animation resort buildings!
Landscape of Flavors offers a variety of gelato flavors for your cold sweet tooth! I love the fun designs the cast members have made on the top! (See any hidden characters?)
Pistachio Gelato, when they’ve got it, is a [Read more…]
Scrumptious Spring- and Easter-themed delights are continuing to appear all over Walt Disney World. We showed you a few previously this month, and what better time to indulge in candy, cookies, and other treats than Spring Break?
Frist up, check out these pastel-decorated sweets with fun themes – Easter Bunnies, Spring Flowers, and Easter Eggs!
Even Mickey cookies are showing holiday spirit!
Cupcakes are creatively decorated in fun themes — I love the little bunny ears!
And these cupcakes are blooming brightly for the [Read more…]
A few more yummies and holiday treats in Walt Disney World and Disneyland! Be sure to check out our Christmas in Disney page for more great coverage of this fun season in the Disney parks and resorts!
I love this Mickey Gingerbread Cookie! It was just spicy enough and had a very chewy texture. I was glad to have the sweetness of the chocolate along with it.
Why not take a bite out of one of these Santa Mickey cookies? These would make a great holiday stocking stuffer. Or make a basket of them for a hostess gift!
This holiday swirl ice cream is available at Storybook Treats in the Magic Kingdom! Don’t worry — it just tastes like vanilla!
Speaking of ice cream, the homemade ice cream cookie sandwich with pumpkin ice cream is the seasonal flavor at Sleepy Hollow!
The Earl of Sandwich Holiday Sandwich is a cult favorite this time of year! Only available during the holiday season, this sammich stuffed with turkey and cranberry sauce — among other fixin’s — is the perfect savory accompaniment to all of this sweetness!
This cute Santa Mickey Cup is a great souvenir! Get it at Disney’s resorts and theme parks with a surprise inside! Sometimes it’s [Read more…]
We’re running out of shopping days!! And I don’t know about you, but I’ve still got lots to do. So let’s get right to our holiday gift ideas!
Each week, we’re sharing a few gift-giving ideas that are lots of fun for the Disney and/or food fans in your life. Get your orders in now by shopping right from home!
Disney Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutters
Turn your kitchen into a Disney bake shop with these adorable cookie cutters. Before you get out the rolling pin, order these Mickey Mouse cookie cutters!
Disney Character Cookie Basket
Send your friends a basket filled with delicious cookies. They’ll be smiling when they see the faces of their favorite Disney characters.
Customize the container, number of cookies, and add other goodies too. We just love edible gifts and your friends will too!
Selma’s Crispy Rice Treats
Even if you’re not at the Main Street Confectionery to pick up your freshly made goodies these rice krispie treats are sold in Walt Disney World and Disneyland as pre-packaged snacks.
These also make great stocking stuffers!
BabyCakes NYC Cookbooks
Treat your loved ones to these fabulous cookbooks by Erin McKenna of BabyCakes NYC. If you know someone that loves to bake AND has a special diet (vegan, gluten-free, or sugar-free), these recipes will be [Read more…]