It’s the Belle’s Gown Cupcake!
Are you and Mom spending Mother’s Day together in The Most Magical Place on Earth (Disney World) OR The Happiest Place on Earth (Disneyland)? Well, in addition to the Disney World Brunch options we’ve shared with you previously, we’ve got even more options to add, including specialty snacks and additional Brunches in Disney World, AND special meal options in Disneyland!
Disney World Parks
Sunshine Seasons will serve a Mother’s Day Dessert with raspberry mousse and lemon cake topped with a Swiss buttercream rose and fondant pearls on Mother’s Day.
But if you’re at Epcot a bit earlier, find a vanilla Mother’s Day Cupcake with raspberry white chocolate mousse and pink icing at Fountain View from May 11 – 13.
So we’re back with our recommendations for where to use your Quick Service Disney Dining Plan credits at Walt Disney World.
We’ve already taken you on a tour of the gorgeous Chocolate Easter Egg display at the Grand Floridian this year.
But there is no shortage of Easter fun and food happening around Disney World over the next several days, so let’s HOP to it!
Resort Easter Egg Displays
The Grand Floridian display will be available for guests to view through April 9th. (And if your spring break plans don’t include a trip down to Disney World, you can see the whole thing here!)
Happy Saturday! We’re back with another DFB Video this weekend, and we’re taking you on a Food Tour of Epcot’s Future World!
Now, your mind may not automatically leap to Future World when you consider dining options in Epcot. After all, the park is home to World Showcase with its myriad of restaurants and snack stops featuring cuisine from around the globe.
But if you’ve always bypassed Future World eats in favor of World Showcase, you’ll want to watch our newest DFB YouTube video to learn about some of the options unique to Future World, including one of our all-time favorite character meals, some super yummy popcorn, and one of the best dessert bakery cases in all of Disney World. [Read more…]
Hey, guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and I hope you’ve got your sweet tooth ready… because we’re sharing Disney desserts you’ve just GOT to try!
Today is ALL about the sweet stuff in Disney World… and we’re sharing the whole scoop, from what to get and where to get it! Of course, we’re got some longtime classics, like the Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream and the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake at Liberty Tree Tavern. But the sweet fun never stops, so there are tons of new items for you to try, too! There’s no shortage of desserts to add to your must-try list, so check out our video to find our favorites in all four Disney World parks, Disney Springs, and some that you may find in your favorite Resort. Then let us know what you would add to the list! [Read more…]
Y’all, when we issued the 2018 Walt Disney World Cupcake Crawl Challenge a couple weeks ago, we knew it had the potential to be a deliciously fun activity for our amazing DFB readers — but we didn’t know just how adorable it could be!
You’ll recall that the challenge included fourteen of our favorite Walt Disney World cupcakes — plus a few bonus items that we just couldn’t help adding. The Rose Gold Cupcake sold at Sunshine Seasons in the Land Pavilion at Epcot has been a particular fan favorite — even with a whole bunch of rose gold treats popping up every. where.
Happy weekend! We hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, now it’s time to kick back, relax, and catch up on another week of Disney food news!
The FULL MENUS for Epcot’s upcoming FLOWER AND GARDEN FESTIVAL are out! And we’ve got them here — plus a TON of photos of returning food items to the booths! Check them out and start your planning – the Festival starts February 28!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- Check out the latest updates on the Star Wars Hotel, Pixar Pier, and more!
- We checked out what’s new at Disney Springs.
- Toy Story Land is opening June 30 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
- Four food booths are confirmed for the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival.
- We have details on the Paint the Night Dining Packages at Disney California Adventure!
- There’s a new drink in Pandora – the Rum Blossom!
- We reviewed Chandu Tails from Tokyo DisneySea!
- Check out our review of lunch at Epcot’s Sunshine Seasons.
- Rose Gold Churros are in Disneyland!
- Mickey Waffles are now available at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in the Magic Kingdom.
- Check out what’s new at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney World Resort Hotels!
- New DFB YouTube videos: 19 Things You Didn’t Know You Could do at Disney World and Disney World French Fry Favorites, and Food Tour of Epcot’s Morocco.
Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go. [Read more…]
Sunshine Seasons is a beloved quick service lunch spot, and with cheerful decor and tons of menu options — including some healthier for you choices — it’s easy to see why.
Plus, it’s located in the Land Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World at Walt Disney World — and every WDW fan knows that’s the spot to ride Soarin’ and Living with the Land. So, you know, you’ll be there anyway. Why not score some good eats?
And good eats they’ve got! We’ve long celebrated the dessert case here, where you can snag such sweet beauties as the Strawberry Shortcake and the Mickey Oreo Cheesecake (which is as adorable as it is yummy). And now the Rose Gold Minnie Ears Cupcake, of course!
The savory options here are awesome, too, with some of the food growing right in the Land’s greenhouses showing up on the menus. One of the things we appreciate most about Sunshine Seasons is that the menu offers a lot of non-standard quick service items. Spicy Fish Tacos and Mongolian Beef are crowd pleasers, and guests with various food preferences and needs will find plenty of options here, too.
It’s time to let the sun shine in!
Sunshine Seasons can’t be missed — literally. It’s the center of the Land Pavilion and features soarin’ ceilings, bright swaths of fabric, and massive floating globes (in the spirit of hot air balloons). You’ll look down onto the seating area as you make your way down to the lower level (where you find entrances to those rides we mentioned).
But everything else you’re looking for is on the lower level. When you arrive on the lower level, you’ll enter Sunshine Seasons’ ordering area and be greeted by a large menu board. This will give you an overview of the various food stations — including Sandwiches, Asian Noodles, Soup & Salad, and The Grill (and let’s not forget The Bakery!).
Each ordering area also features an illuminated menu board above the station. And you can see the prepared food and on-going food prep here as well. Trays are located beneath each station so you don’t have to juggle your cupcakes and your rotisserie chicken.
There are also grab-and-go stations and designated Kid Zones where the littles can grab their sides and drinks.
Across from the food stations is a long beverage area. You’ll select your beverage before heading to the check out.
But, y’all, don’t miss the dessert cases. We insist. Some are grab-and-go and some are behind the glass. There are winners in both locations, so peruse and choose.
If you’re looking for the Rose Gold Minnie Ears Cupcake, this is where you’ll find it. (We all want to look at her again, so…)
When you’ve made your selections, head to the check-out, where you’ll find a few more grab-and-go options as well.
You’ll pass utensils, napkins, and condiments on the way to the seating areas, each of which has sort of an amoebic shape and a low wall encircling it. These seating areas are best seen in their entirety from above. They’re packed with tables and chairs (with some booths along the wall). This is fairly extensive, and it’s typically not too difficult to find a table.
(Here’s a bit of trivia: the different sections are themed to different seasons, so check the table design to see which section you’re sitting in!)
During busy meal times, Sunshine Seasons will be hoppin’. It’s a fun and cheerful place to eat — so let’s dig in!
On this visit I ordered a Reuben. This classic sandwich featured layers of Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, and Russian Dressing. The fillings are grilled between great Crusty Bread.
This was so good. Satisfying and exactly what a Reuben should be. The cheese was melted, the corned beef deliciously salty, and the bread perfectly crisp. This is definitely a solid option for a diner who’s after classic eats. But note that this is pre-made, so unless you’re willing to wait a LONG time, you won’t be able to get one customized to your tastes.
Next up, I tried a guest favorite. The Slow-Roasted Pork was substantial. Covered in house-made BBQ sauce, it definitely made an impact on the plate.
The pork itself was delicious; tons of flavor. But that sauce? Holy vinegar, Batman! It was so strong, this was hard to get down. I don’t know if this was a bad batch or of this is the standard level of vinegar in the BBQ sauce, but it was way too much for my taste. It was all I could smell for about an hour after being there!
The sides for the Slow-Roasted Pork are sort of cafeteria-style: a big scoop of Mashed Potatoes (meh) and a piece of Corn on the Cob. But for a picky eater, these would be fine. But if you ARE a picky eater, or choosing a meal for such a person, get that BBQ sauce on the side.
So maybe we can’t say everything on the menu here is spectacular, but Sunshine Seasons is doing quick service just about as well as anywhere else in terms of selection and diversity of options. And we really appreciate that. Plus the desserts are not to be missed. I mean…
Nosh or Not?
Sunshine Seasons is for you if:
- You are looking for a quick service spot with tons of options.
- You’re planning to spend some time in the Land Pavilion and want a convenient meal.
- Desserts are an important part of your breakfast, lunch, and dinner plans.
- You’re seeking vegetarian or healthier-for-you choices.
Get your sunshine somewhere else if:
- You want to enjoy some of Epcot’s fantastic table service options in World Showcase instead.
- You don’t plan on spending much time in the Land Pavilion.
- You prefer to eat somewhere with more standard theme park food.
Sunshine Seasons is a terrific place to grab a quick meal or a sweet treat during your Epcot visit. It’s super convenient if you’re already in the area, and the options are diverse and tasty (for the most part!). Plus, it’s really fun, bright, and relaxed — just as your vacation should be!
If you want to see why Sunshine Seasons is one of our favorite spots to grab Vegetarian or Vegan grub, check out our YouTube video!
Is Sunshine Seasons a must do for you? Let us know what you love in the comments below!