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...]

Disney Confidential – The Polynesian Resort to Undergo Massive Refurbishment.


Hey there guys and gals, Anonymouse here.Do you recall a few months back when I told you about a major refurbishment planned for the Polynesian?  People thought I was crazy!  You'd have thought I was telling people that Goofy was being deported (he's French, you know. And has an Interpol warrant.*).  I understand the hoopla:  No other Disney resort has so many devoted fans and while Anonymouse does not love this resort, she gets the attachment. Sort of.Remember when the Brady Bunch … [Read more...]

Magic Kingdom to Test Dream Come True Parade Fastpass


This news comes to us from Touring Plans.Beginning the week of October 23, 2011, Magic Kingdom will test offering FASTPASS tickets for a restricted-access viewing area for the afternoon Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade. The test will run for approximately one month.Due to the limited size of the test’s viewing area (reportedly in the Castle Forecourt), few details are being shared regarding how guests will obtain these parade FASTPASS tickets. Word on the street is that there will be a … [Read more...]

Huge Success at the 3rd Annual Latin Food and Wine Festival


As Hispanic Heritage Month came to an end this week, thousands gathered for the 3rd Annual Latin Food and Wine Festival, hosted by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO). Disney proudly served as the presenting sponsor for the event and supports the HCCMO as a 2011 Trustee.The two-day event began on Friday with Savor the Night, an evening filled with food, wine, signature drinks, silent auction, and entertainment. The sold-out event welcomed 300 guests on the rooftop of the … [Read more...]

Disney World Refurbishment Schedule November 2011

Refurbishment/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available at the Disney World Website.CurrentPalm Golf Course closed through 10/23/11 for Children's Miracle Network Classic and 11/3/11-11/13/11 for refurbishment. Magnolia Golf Course closed through 10/23/11 for Children's Miracle Network Classic and 11/28/11-12/7/11 for refurbishment. Frontierland Shootin' Arcade (Magic Kingdom) closed … [Read more...]