• Consumer Products
    Disney and Dole Announce Branded Fruit Products

    Oct 14 (Reuters) – Seeking to lure American children to the healthy delights of fruit and vegetables, Walt Disney Co.’s consumer products unit and Dole Food Company Inc are launching co-branded fresh produce featuring Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel characters. Under the marketing tie-up announced on Friday, the companies will supply Disney-branded Dole bananas, […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: Main Street’s Carnation Cafe

    “Dine on classic American comfort food, including some of Walt’s favorite dishes, at this Main Street, U.S.A. institution.” The Carnation Cafe is one of those hidden dining gems in the park that many just walk by on their way into Disneyland. Where the outdoor seating exists today was formerly the “Flower Market”, where guests could […]

  • Park & Resort Food News
    Shanghai Disneyland Reveals Featured Food Items

    In an attempt to win over Chinese customers, the Shanghai Disney Resort released a special menu on Wednesday. Throughout the Shanghai Disneyland resort, restaurants will feature fare that is “70 percent Chinese and 30 percent a mix of broader Asian and Western influences,” said Chen Deli, supervisor of food and beverages at Shanghai Disneyland. The […]

  • Dining Reviews
    My Last Meal at Big Thunder Barbecue

    Review by Mark Hickson: Well, here it is, my last meal at Big Thunder Barbecue in Big Thunder Ranch. Set to close on Monday, it will be demolished along with Big Thunder Ranch to make way for the new Star Wars Land. Many have lamented about this change and the removal of the only all-you-can-eat […]

  • Park & Resort Food News
    Websites Abuse Disney Dining Reservation System

    Right on the heels of the Disabled Access Card abuse by greedy travel agents comes another scheme, this time to abuse the Disney Dining reservation system, with websites that will sell you a seat at the table. The website DiS Dining Agent makes restaurant reservations ahead of time under false names and then “transfers them to customers,” […]

  • Animal Kingdom
    Disney World Has Stopped Selling Animal Poop Candy

    On June 18 Zuri’s Sweets Shop in the Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened. It sells rice krispie treats, popcorn, animal shaped cookies, and also candies shaped like the poop of an elephant, a hippo, a giraffe, or a tamarin. The animal poop treats sold for $1.99 each. The gimmick was called “Match the Species,” and […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: The Lounge at Steakhouse 55

    Review by Mark Hickson: The Lounge at Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel is one of Disneyland Resort’s five best bars. The others being the Hearthstone Lounge at the Grand Californian Hotel, Napa Rose Lounge also at the Grand Californian Hotel, the Carthay Circle Lounge at California Adventure, and Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: Breakfast at Boma

    Boma – The Flavors of Africa is located on the ground floor of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Of all the breakfast eateries in Disney World this place is the most exotic. If you looking for a refreshing change from the standard mid-American breakfast fare that predominates on property, Boma is the place. Yes, you can […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: Plaza Inn Character Breakfast

    Review by Mark Hickson: One of my favorite places to eat at Disneyland is the Plaza Inn at the park’s Hub. Their chicken dinners are total comfort food and I have always enjoyed lunches there too. Today I’m going to be brave and try the $30.00 (for adults and $15 for kids) Character Breakfast! It […]

  • Park & Resort Food News
    Non-Disney Restaurant Workers Get Pay Raise

    ‘Unite Here’ Local 737, a union that represents the 400 workers, has announced the pay agreement with Palmas Services and Patina Restaurant Group. Workers will vote whether to ratify the contract today. The minimum pay will increase to $9 per hour this year, $9.50 next year and $10 in 2017. Palmas Services staffs restaurants in […]

  • California Adventure
    Frozen Fun Treats

    Inside “Olaf’s Snow Fest” at Stage 17 in Hollywood Land you can find this quaint grab-and-go mini food court. You can get ‘Warmer Uppers,’ ‘Frozen Wonders,’ Caramel Corn, Cotton Candy, Pastry twists, Cookies, Ice Cream bars, Rice Krispy treats, pre-packaged sandwiches, yogurt and bottled soft drinks. The ‘Rock Troll Festival Meatballs’ with cream sauce with […]

  • California Adventure
    SmokeJumpers Grill is Now Open

    Yes, the old ‘Taste Pilot’s Grill’ is now been re-opened as the new ‘Smokejumpers Grill’ at Disney’s California Adventure. This is part of the new re-themeing of Condor Flats into the Grizzley Peak Airfield. This fast food burger restaurant has not changed a thing on the menu except the ‘Blue Cheese Burger’ is now a […]

  • Disney Springs
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    Planet Hollywood to Transform into an Observatory

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Planet Hollywood, America’s preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, will look toward a new set of stars by transforming its Orlando flagship location into a four-story stargazing observatory set to debut in spring 2016. Regularly at the forefront of industry trends, the reimagined Planet Hollywood Observatory is centrally located […]

  • Dining Reviews
    DbM’s Top 10 Epcot Restaurants

    Epcot is known for it’s great food, from it’s quality sit-down restaurants to the delightful food booths during the annual Food and Wine Festival. With over 25 table service locations serving everything from snails to tacos, this park has the best selection and quality of any theme park, hands down! So here is DbM’s List of […]