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I was in shock when I read this article from Anonymouse earlier this month about Disney possibly dropping desserts from the Dining Plan.
I am by nature a Dessertarian. I fell in love with the Desserts at Disney ever since my very first visit to Walt Disney World. For me what did me in was the Bread Pudding at Ohana’s!
What is a Dessertarian? It is someone who loves desserts of course. Someone who drools over bowls of ice cream. Thinks Cakes & Pies should be one of the food groups. Dreams of all desserts having 0 calories and 100% fat free.
Disney really puts a lot of time, thought, imagination, and effort into their foods including their desserts. (I would love to have a job taste testing the Disney Foods before they go out into general consumption. Disney if your listening and need a taste tester I am your man!) With names like the Kitchen Sink, Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake, and Chocolate Moose you can tell Disney has a sense of humor. But this is no laughing matter!
At Disney there are endless choices for foodies like myself. From traditional American fare to unique one of a kind meal choices like Polynesian, Moroccan, and even African Fusion. But I am not telling your anything you already didn’t know.
My wife and I are avid Disney Dining Plan users. I like the Deluxe plan the best! It is a lot of food but allows us to go to restaurants that we normally would not go to. Think of it as a layaway plan for your Disney Meals. We try to book all the best Disney Casual Service Restaurants as we can like Ohana, Sanaa, Coral Reef, etc. The desserts there are some of the best available at Walt Disney World.
So when I found out that Disney was going to drop desserts from the dining plan I became LIVID! You can take away my appetizer, you can take away my alcohol but do not mess with my desserts!
If Disney is going to do this to keep costs down, or to get America healthy that is cool I totally understand that. But Disney needs to give us an option to add a Disney Dessert Dining Plan to our choices. Make it an additional option like alcohol. Shoot if you really wanted to give users the ultimate choices allow them to pick:
- Add Appetizers
- Add Alcohol
- Add Pop & More
- Add Dessert
- Add Tips
to their meal plans. Make a buffet of choices they can add to their meals.
This is Disney were talking about here, an innovator when it comes to new ideas and possibilities. They rocked the theme park industry with Fast Pass, and Park Hopping. I don’t see why they should pull desserts from the meal plan at all or if they do they need to give us Dessertarians an option to continue to indulge in those delicious, delectable, and delightful Disney Desserts!
Now is your chance to Chime in and let us know what you think. If you a Dessertarian and think they should leave the meal plans alone stand up and be counted!
Viva la Disney Desserts!
Where is it? 50s Prime Time Cafe Hollywood Studios, Disney World
What is it? Chocolate Brownie Covered in Hot Fudge, Whipped Cream, Cracker Jacks, and M&M’s.
Why you want it? A simple but yet delicious treat after a hearty meal.
Photo Credit: by Disney
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The Laughing Place is reporting on Summer Cooking Classes in Downtown Disney again this year:
Calling all aspiring chefs! Heading to Disney for summer vacation this year? Take a break from the crazy theme parks and hit the kitchen for Levy Restaurant’s Adult Cooking Class!
Since they were so successful for the kids, three of Downtown Disney’s hottest restaurants, Portobello, Fulton’s Crab House and Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe are hosting a one day, progressive adults only cooking class on Saturday, July 10th, 2010.
Whether you are looking to learn how to make a delicious meal for your family or you just need a break from the rides, a day in the kitchen is the perfect option for a unique and fun interactive activity! The progressive class will take place from 11 AM to 2:00 PM and is $59.95 per person.
Adults will learn how make the restaurant’s signature recipes and will enjoy their own creations with complementing wine pairings. What a perfect way to spend a summer Saturday!
Click here for details.
What is it: Smoky portobello mushroom soup with roasted Shiitakes and chive oil.
Where is it: Artist Point, a Disney signature restaurant located in the Wilderness Lodge.
Why you want it: The roasted mushrooms have a smoky, almost bacon-like texture and taste. I swore it was bacon, which made me nervous because I’d recommended this to my vegetarian friend. The soup is smooth and creamy and the chive oil gives it a little kick. It’s also topped with deep fried shallots. They’re not breaded, just fried with a superb crunchy goodness. You’ll love these. Even if you don’t like mushrooms (we know you’re out there), you’ll love this soup.
A personal note: This is the best soup I’ve ever had anywhere. In fact, it may be the best appetizer I’ve ever had. Having said that, if you’re a vegetarian you should know that it contains chicken stock, which I found out after my vegetarian friend ate it. Oops. She hasn’t said, but I think it was worth it to shelve her scruples for one night. It’s that good. I mean, we’re both still talking about it. You can probably call ahead and get the chef to make your soup sans chicken stock. By the way, if you haven’t been, Artist Point is a hidden gem at WDW. I highly recommend it.
Photo Credit: I tend to eat most of my food before I take a photo, so rather than subject you to my messy plate, I got this photo here from Mike and Kelli’s cute Disneymoon page.
Magic Kingdom to me has more Quick Service food options than any other park. From the traditional Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and French Fries to the Asian Influenced Noodle Bowls there is something for every palate and family type.
One thing I love about a Disney Quick Service Restaurant is in its name Quick! You can get in and our pretty quick and is a great way to recharge so you can get back to riding the rides.
Here are my choices for Top Eats for Quick Service Bites at the Magic Kingdom.
5. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café – One of the best places to rustle up a hamburger in Walt Disney World. The main attraction here is the Fixins Bar.
4. El Pirata y el Perico Restaurant – Nice little quick stop near Pirates to grab a burrito or taco. Hardly ever crowded you can really get in and out fast!
3. Casey’s Corner – A great place to have a hot dog right on Main Street. I was having a hard time picking between here and the Main Street Bakery as they are both really good. Casey has the best viewing location for Wishes Nigh-time Spectacular
2. Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café - Ray’s has one of the best priced and most filling quick service meals at all of Walt Disney World the 1/2 Chicken and BBQ Rib Combination. It is so filling and I have never walked away from here hungry.
1. Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station – I love a good bowl of noodles. With options for meat eaters and vegetarian alike this is a welcome stop at the Magic Kingdom.
So what are some of your favorite Quick Service locations at the Walt Disney World Resort? Let us know in the comment section below.