Disney in Pictures: Mickey Mouse topiary at the Contemporary Resort

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Every photo has a story.The next time you stop by the Contemporary Resort  to grab a Black Forest Cupcake from the Contempo Cafe, walk straight out the back doors and head down the stairs.  This fabulous Mickey Mouse topiary is located just behind the Contemporary Resort, a great work of Disney art you just might normally overlook.Topiary gardening, where living plants are fashioned into decorative forms, has been practiced for centuries.  Throughout Walt Disney World, topiary can be … [Read more...]

5 Snacks to Pack in a Cooler at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World allows you to bring a cooler into Walt Disney World, given you follow a few simple rules.  So why not take advantage, you will save money and let your snack credits stretch further - a double win!  Snacks are great to keep handy for little ones at Walt Disney World, not only will they be thirstier than normal it is great to have little ones busy doing something while you wait in line!  Here are some family friendly snack foods you might want to pack on your next Walt Disney … [Read more...]

Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks


Know The Best Snacks in the Magic Kingdom Before You Arrive!In the past few years, snacks have taken on a new meaning when planning your Walt Disney World Vacation. We have countless emails from readers requesting information about snacks in the Magic Kingdom — where to find the best ones, how much they cost, and which snacks are worth the money! Get Your Questions About Snacks Answered!“What snacks are available?” “How much do snacks cost?” “Can I get them with a Dining Plan Snack … [Read more...]

Taking on the Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink


When we visited Beaches and Cream at Disney’s Beach Club Resort for the first time last year we were instantly in awe of those that ordered the Kitchen Sink. To say that it is huge is an understatement. Drew and I knew that there was no way that we could ever tackle such a challenge on our own. Luckily when we visited again in September we had back up.A friend and fellow blogger was vacationing at Disney the same week so we made plans to meet up and have a late lunch at Beaches and Cream. … [Read more...]

Plenty of Delicious Dining Options Offer Something for Every Guest at Disneyland Resort


From fast-casual fare to haute cuisine, the menu of dining options at Disneyland Resort offers something for every guest. Here, morning pancakes with Minnie Mouse are as celebrated as the spectacular creations at Napa Rose restaurant.“We offer innovative cuisine from our award-winning chefs that match our guests’ desire for elegant dining,” said Michele Gendreau, director, Food & Beverage, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “But you can still find the Disneyland classics, from the Café … [Read more...]

Disney Food Confessions – Mickey Mousse Dome with Recipe

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What is it? Mickey Mousse DomeWhy you want it? Chocolate Overload in the shape of Mickey Mouse!Where can you get it? Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary ResortRecipe:Ingredients 2 cups chilled heavy cream 4 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 package of gelatin, bloomed 7 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), choppedGarnish: Two Chocolate Coins and Oreo CookiesSpecial equipment: an instant-read thermometerMethod of … [Read more...]

The “Comforts of Home” are never far away at Disney World


A vacation to Walt Disney World is a great time to be adventurous and try new and exciting things. For many of us, that's the best part of a vacation....but not everyone feels that way. Humans are creatures of habit, and we like our routines. Luckily, WDW recognizes this, and has built not only a beautiful resort, but a true "home away from home" for everyone to enjoy.Food is a big thing when you're away from home - I know I LOVE trying new WDW restaurants, but I know that by about my 3rd … [Read more...]

Disney Food Confession – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake

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Where to find it: Starring Rolls Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios What is it? A chocolate cupcake with peanut butter filling, peanut butter icing, and chocolate shavings.Why you want it: It is moist chocolate cake with peanut butter icing that is not too sweet, big enough to share, and a great use of a snack credit. It also keeps really well so if you have a refrigerator in your room you can enjoy your leftover cupcake later in the week or like me, when you get home from vacation. … [Read more...]

Downtown Disney Cupcake Showdown: Candy Cauldron vs. BabyCakes NYC

Downtown Disney cupcakes: Candy Cauldron (l.) and DTD BabyCakes NYC (r.).

On my latest trip to Walt Disney World, I decided to put two very different types of cupcakes to the taste test while at Downtown Disney (DTD).Call it a cupcake challenge. Or even the Downtown Disney Cupcake Showdown, if you will. I ate, side by side, one Candy Cauldron seasonal cupcake and one DTD BabyCakes NYC cupcake, the vegan and gluten-, dairy-, egg-free baked goods store.To give each cupcake a fair taste test, I chose two different flavors. That way, I could evaluate each cupcake … [Read more...]

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Review – Desserts and Champagne

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This picture and review comes to us from Chip and Co fan Nick who was able to dine around the World Showcase and take in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the 16th Annual Food & Wine Festival.Thanks Nick!Here is his review of the Desserts and Champagne Booth: We had the Desert Trio of Lemon Chiffon, White Chocolate Macadamia Mousse, and Tres Leches Verrine, and I would recommend all three highly. Stay Tuned to more reviews all week long! Related articlesEpcot Food … [Read more...]