Category: Dining

Historic Orange Bird Flies Out of the Archives and back to the Magic Kingdom

Historic Orange Bird Flies Out of the Archives and back to the Magic Kingdom

| May 2, 2012 | 1 Reply

Back in the 1970s, guests of the Walt Disney World Resort were greeted not only by Mickey and the gang, but also a brightly colored feathered friend known as Orange Bird. To the surprise of many, Disney recently announced the return of Orange Bird and his iconic treat, Citrus Swirl, to Sunshine Tree Terrace in [...]

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Culinary Quest: Disneyland’s new Jolly Holiday Bakery

Culinary Quest: Disneyland’s new Jolly Holiday Bakery

| January 20, 2012 | Reply

Disneyland has introduced a new restaurant and bakery - the Jolly Holiday Bakery. This is more of a reimagining of Blue Ribbon Bakery that had been located on Main Street for many many years. The bakery portion is still there at the new location. They offer a variety of sweets, treats, and espresso beverages, which I did [...]

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Disneyland’s Jazz Kitchen Brings Haunted Gingerbread Home

Disneyland’s Jazz Kitchen Brings Haunted Gingerbread Home

| October 31, 2011 | Reply

First impression: you thought Gingerbread Houses were just for the Christmas season, right? Well, the folks at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney didn’t think so, and for the second year running, they have hosted a Haunted House Building Workshop!  I missed it last year, so this year, my friend Cheryl and I decided [...]

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Walt Disney World’s Champion Sugar Artist, Chef Laurent Branlard

Walt Disney World’s Champion Sugar Artist, Chef Laurent Branlard

| August 17, 2011 | 1 Reply

Frequent Walt Disney World travellers may be familiar with the good deals found at the Swan and Dolphin Resort, the “Heavenly Beds”, and signature restaurants by Todd English and Don Shula.  However, they may not realize the hotel complex is also home to one of the Top Pastry Chefs in America (named Top 10 Pastry Chefs [...]

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Free Dining Promotion for Walt Disney World Through March 2012

Free Dining Promotion for Walt Disney World Through March 2012

| August 3, 2011 | 1 Reply

Walt Disney World officially announced the release of the very popular Free Dining promotion beginning Wednesday, August 3rd.  To receive the free dining plan, guests need to purchase a minimum 3 night Magic Your Way vacation package including accommodations and theme park tickets.  Dates are limited but go all the way into Spring 2012.  Continue after the break for [...]

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Culinary Quest: Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta at California Adventure

Culinary Quest: Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta at California Adventure

| July 18, 2011 | Reply

Two new restaurants, Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta and Paradise Garden Grill, opened recently at Disney California Adventure as part of the continued overhaul of the park. It took three consecutive days and five people, but we were able to sample nearly everything both restaurants had to offer. Such is the kind of heart-felt sacrifice I [...]

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Trader Sam’s – Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel

Trader Sam’s – Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel

| June 6, 2011 | 2 Replies

I stopped by one of the newest additions to the Disneyland Hotel complex.  The Disney web site officially calls it “Trader Sam’s – Enchanted Tiki Bar”.  Trader Sam’s is a tropical inspired lounge that is located on the far end of the Tangaroa Terrace restaurant.  I’ll make a small prediction here; this place is going [...]

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