We’re going to admit it — we’re actually excited about one new dining spot that’s coming to Orlando OUTSIDE of Disney World.
It’s Halloweentime at Disney World, and you know what that means: spooky snacks are starting to show up all over the parks! We were really excited to try out one of these snacks today at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Magic Kingdom!
Okay, so this item isn’t so much a snack as a whole meal.
, shakes, and fries are a few of our favorite foods, and we love to indulge ourselves at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, which is located in Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney District.
While they have incredible permanent menu items (we love you, Cake Shake), Black Tap’s newest burger and shake for the month of August have us counting down the days until we can try them!!
The weather isn’t the only thing that’s HOT in Anaheim right now, you guys! Our mouths are practically watering looking at the newest menu item sizzling in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District.
We’re HUGE FANS of Mexican food — especially the kind with a nice, big kick of spice. We’re also burger enthusiasts (mile-high stacks of meat and cheese for daysss). So, when you tell us that there might be a spicy burger (!!!) somewhere in Downtown Disney, we’re ready to have one… or maybe three.
This year brings so many new experiences to the Disney Parks on both coasts, and you can bet we’ve been sniffing out as many details as we can find on the BRAND NEW dining that will be arriving at Disneyland and Walt Disney World!
Here we explore FIVE new restaurants we can’t wait to try in 2019!
Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera, Disney’s Riviera Resort
Mid-December is the grand unveiling of Disney’s Riviera Resort — and its exciting new dining! Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera is poised to become a must-get Advance Dining Reservation because Topolino’s will be roof-top dining with sweeping views of Walt Disney World! Expect views of fireworks shows at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios! (Remember that Epcot is getting some new nighttime entertainment in the second half of 2019, so guests will enjoy a brand new view of a brand new show!)
In addition to views, Topolino’s will feature flavors of the Riviera with signature dining for dinner and a prix fixe character meal for breakfast! [Read more…]
No trip to Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square is quite complete without a stop at the land’s quick service restaurant, Columbia Harbour House, or a meal at Liberty Tree Tavern, Liberty Square’s table service option.
And Liberty Tree Tavern just so happens to be our stop for lunch today. We can never resist some of the old favorites here… but there’s also a Secret Menu item that we have to let you know about!
Liberty Tree Tavern brings guests into the American Revolutionary era, well in keeping with Liberty Square. [Read more…]
When we first visited The BOATHOUSE (caps official!) in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs back in early 2015, it wowed us with its quality seaside eats and charming decor.
We enjoyed it so much in April of that year that we returned in November to see if The Boathouse was staying afloat in the ever-changing landscape of Disney Springs. And it really was!
Truth be told, we still got a little sticker shock when we perused that mostly-seafood-and-steak menu, but with the food being as good as it was, we sort of got over it. So much so that in 2017, we headed back for dinner!
Yeah, you could say we’re fans. But even when a restaurant proves itself to be consistently good (with the exception, maybe, of that crazily overpriced, not very good S’mores Baked Alaska!), it’s our duty to keep checking on things to, you know, make sure it’s still awesome. So put on your life jacket and hoist the sails because we’re hitting the high seas at The BOATHOUSE.
We often hear from readers who want to know if DFB’s favorites of yore have still got IT.
You know what we mean: do they still have the mojo that keeps guests coming back year after year. For some restaurants at Walt Disney World, it’s killer food and a seasonal, ever-changing menu that draws in a crowd. For others, it’s an atmosphere that can’t be beat — like ‘Ohana‘s warm family feel or Sanaa‘s animal friends right outside the window.
For Beaches & Cream, it’s a sense of nostalgia paired with comforting eats that have been consistently good since the soda shop opened its doors almost thirty years ago. (Let’s just table that thirty years ago bit because there’s no way we’re that old…)
Beaches & Cream is tucked in between the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts on an outdoor walkway adjacent to Stormalong Bay — the fabulous pool shared by the resorts. That means Beaches and Cream is in the Epcot Resort Area (and just a stone’s throw from the International Gateway that serves as an entrance to Epcot’s World Showcase). This convenient location means that even guests not staying at the Resorts will make the short trip to this casual table service location for a bite to eat.
But you (and I!) wanted to know: does Beaches & Cream still have IT?
We’re checking out a whole slew of totally fun new burgers (and picking up a not-so-little dessert) at Pop Century Resort’s Everything Pop!
There’s never a dull moment at the vibrant celebration of all things pop culture that is Pop Century Resort, and that’s certainly true at the resort’s food court, Everything Pop! It’s a great place to find unique themed eats like Tie-Dye Cheesecake, the King Cupcake, and the Pop Tarts Breakfast Sandwich.
Today we’re heading back to try out some recent additions to the menu. Specialty burgers have become all the rage at Everything Pop, and they’ve also added their own take on a slightly smaller version of the famous Kitchen Sink Sundae… with a “Pop” twist, of course!
Now, when you refer to Everything Pop, technically you’re speaking not only of the Food Court, but also the merchandise shop.
For our DFB purposes, though, it’s typically a quick stroll past the gifts and souvenirs into the sizable food court, featuring separate ordering and serving stations offering everything from pasta and pizza to pot roast and sloppy joes (along with all sorts of traditional resort grab-and-go items). [Read more…]
For years, the Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge has been known for bottomless milkshakes, all-you-can-eat skillets, and a rowdy atmosphere due to the fun antics of the servers.
And with a pretty drastic menu overhaul last month, I was eager to try some of the new dishes on the now skillet-less lunch menu!
Whispering Canyon Cafe is located just off of the lobby in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge resort. This is the Wilderness Lodge’s moderately priced restaurant, and it’s definitely got a lot of personality!
Honestly, the fact that the restaurant is open to the lobby has pretty much required a noise ordinance to be placed due to the raucous (though good-natured) behavior that has characterized the restaurant in the past.
Reflecting the Cowboy-and-Indian days of the old West, just about anything goes here. From hobby-horse races around the restaurant to servers interrupting cell phone calls, and pledges to “never, EVER go to Universal Studios,” Whispering Canyon has always been a laugh and a half.
In my own experience at WCC, I’ve been brought a bucket of Diet Coke after asking for too many refills…and after drinking it all, I received my very own “fastpass to the bathroom” from my server! 😉
However, recently the antics have been toned down a bit. Keep in mind that lunchtime guests seem to have a much quieter experience than breakfast or [Read more…]