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Downtown Disney Starbucks Announces ‘Starbucks Evening’ Menu

The Starbucks in Downtown Disney recently announced that it will debut the new Starbucks Evening menu. This all-new menu is being rolled out at select Starbucks across the country, giving customers the option to order food and adult beverages in the evening in addition to the regular coffee menu options.

Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Celebrated 40th Anniversary this Month

The Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue is one of the longest-running dinner shows in America, and it recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

The show got its start in the summer of 1974 as part of the Disney World Fine Arts College Workshop program. After a summer of performances Walt Disney World decided to hire a permanent cast and the show opened on September 5, 1974.

Patagoina Booth Featuring the Flavors of Chile and Argentina to Debut at 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

This year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kicks off a week earlier than past festivals and will feature a new Patagonia booth, new menus, and special dining events.

Debuting at this year's event is the Patagonia booth, which combines the flavors of Argentina and Chile. So far there is no word on whether or not the former Argentina and Chile booths will remain at the festival.

The booth's menu will include dishes such as sustainable roasted Verlasso salmon, quinoa salad, and arugula chimichurri.

Menus and Additional Details Announced for Fifth Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

The fifth annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic is scheduled to take place this fall, coinciding with the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

The two-day Food and Wine Classic is scheduled for Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel.

Marketplaces at This Year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Are Bigger and Better

When visiting the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival this year, you might notice something different about the locations when you're buying those tasty treats.

Gone are the generic booths from years past. The new locations - called marketplaces, not kiosks - are mini kitchen outlets where chefs can create culinary magic every day. David Buckley, the art director for the festival, is behind much of the redesign.

Food Booths Returning to Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival in 2014

Next year's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will be a feast for the eyes and the stomach as the food booths are making a return for 2014.

This year's 20th anniversary of the Flower and Garden Festival featured food and beverage marketplace booths similar to what guests find at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival each fall.

And now there is official word that 12 food marketplace booths will return for the 21st annual Flower and Garden Festival.

Downtown Disney Foodtopia Happening in October

If you're a foodie, Downtown Disney is the place to be in October. Throughout the month diners can enjoy the Downtown Disney Foodtopia where a select group of restaurants will be featuring 3-course dinners at bargain prices.

New Food Choices Make It Easy to Eat Healthy While at the Walt Disney World Resort

Eating at the Disney Parks doesn't always have to mean turkey legs, burgers, pizza, or chicken nuggets. There are now healthy food choices available at each park in the Walt Disney World Resort.

Last week Prince Eric's Village Market opened in New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom, and guests will find Odwalla lemonade served with a fruit garnish, bottled water, juices, and teas, and snacks including fresh fruit, hummus, and Greek yogurt.

Starbucks Opens at Epcot’s Fountain View Café

Coffee lovers, it's time to celebrate. The Fountain View Cafe in Epcot has officially reopened as a Starbucks, joining the Magic Kingdom's Main Street Bakery as the two in-park coffee destinations.

The Cafe still features a futuristic look while incorporating the Starbucks logo and signage - there's no question that you're walking into a Starbucks as you head up the walkway into the restaurant.

Raglan Road Hosting the Great Irish Hooley During Labor Day Weekend

If you're searching for good food, great music, and maybe some Celtic dance this weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort, then you need to stop at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant for a big Irish celebration.

The Great Irish Hooley - which is Irish slang for a party or celebration - is returning for a second year after great success last year. The event will feature traditional Irish food from celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, live music, and even dance workshops.

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Pretty self-explanatory, eh? This column highlights all things edible in Disney World parks and resorts.

No matter what else you plan to do in Disney World, one activity on almost everyone's list is eating! Explore Disney World's hundreds of eateries; snacks that have gained cult status with Disney fans; and delicious cocktails, beers, and wines here in our Dining in Disney column.

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Art Smith’s Hamilton County Chocolate Pecan Pie

Is there anything more quintessentially southern than a pecan pie? This 19th century variant of classic chess pie is a special holiday favorite where pecan trees grow native. The turn of the millennium shook things up with pecan pie lovers creating several popular variants, such as chocolate and bourbon inspired pies. With the so many new restaurants that opened in Disney Springs recently, it's no surprise that pecan pie is showing up on menus.

Bright Flavors Makes Sprinkles Cupcakes Stand Out

Like many Disney fans, I love a good cupcake, and I was especially excited to hear Disney Springs is the new home to a Sprinkles location. Sprinkles is considered by many to be the first name in cupcake bakeries, but you'll also find ice cream, cookies, and delicious combinations of the decedent treats.

Frontier Cooking At The Diamond Horseshoe

The Diamond Horseshoe offers an all-you-care-to-enjoy table service feast on the edge of Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom. The western style saloon, is currently open seasonally for a hearty lunch and dinner. On a recent trip, my husband and I enjoyed lunch there.

Florida Sunshine In A Cup At Dockside Margaritas

Welcome back for more Friday cocktails! Man - we sure need it this week don't we? How many of you spent time this week wishing you could just run away to live in Walt Disney World? I know I did, and if I lived in Walt Disney World I know I'd spend a fair amount of time sipping cocktails in the sun. This week we're checking out some liquid Florida sunshine from Dockside Margaritas in the Marketplace at Disney Springs.

Two Snack Credit Breakfast on the Go at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Breakfast options at Disney Hollywood Studios are what I call, limited. While there is a Character Breakfast it's focused on the Disney Junior set which can make it less than desirable for some older Disney travelers. I wasn't sure where I would end up eating the morning we went to that Park, but I ended up with one of the most delicious treats of my day.

Delicious Ready To Eat Asian Fare At Morimoto Street Food

Disney Springs is full of fabulous places to eat these days, and if you're family is anything like mine everyone wants to try someplace different. While Morimoto Asia is a must dine table service destination from some, but if you're rather just get a fast taste of this Iron Chef's flavors, make a swing by Morimoto Street Food.

Wonderful Watermelon Cocktails on the Nomad Lounge Deck

It's Friday - so say good-bye to the workweek and join me for a look at another fantastic Disney cocktail. 2016 saw increased growth at Disney's Animal Kingdom, including a new lounge where weary travelers can choose to take a rest. The Nomad Lounge is tucked back next to the river on Discovery Island, just behind Tiffins Signature Restaurant.

Checking In On Aloha Isle For A Dole Whip

I have, on more than one occasion, been called a Disney purist. So when Disney announced that my beloved Sunshine Tree Terrace was trading places with Aloha Isle in 2015, I was less than thrilled. Last month I finally had the opportunity to stop in while at the Magic Kingdom and see what I thought of it for myself. Let's take a look at the new location Adventureland's Aloha Isle.