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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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The New Gasparilla Island Grill Still Stuns With Sweet Cupcakes

The Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has reopened after after a bit of refurbishment, and guests can delight in a brand new menu with artisanal ingredients and elevated flavors. A whole team of culinary stars collaborated on the relaunch, including James Beard nominee and Grand Floridian Executive Chef, Scott Hunnel, Grand Floridian Executive Pastry Chef, Erich Herbitschek and Chef Noah Estabrook.

Grab A Quick Bite At Sunshine Seasons In Epcot

There's one restaurant at Epcot that I never plan on eating at, but somehow always end up at - Sunshine Seasons. Located on the lower level of Epcot's Land Pavilion, Sunshine Seasons is a food court style quick serve location that is always bustling with energy. Whether you're looking for a hearty lunch, or just a quick snack to grab and go, there's sure to be something waiting for you at Sunshine Seasons.

The Top Must-Eat-Here-in-2017 Restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort

So here we are, a week into the New Year. Did you make any delicious resolutions yet? How about making a list of all the places you want to eat, drink, and be merry at the Walt Disney World Resort this year? Now THAT seems like the best kind of resolution to make.

Three Sweet & Bubbly Drinks To Toast In The New Year at Walt Disney World

I'm a bubbly girl year round, but there's nothing quite like celebrating a new year that brings people to pop the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine. If you're celebrating New Year's Eve and Day at Walt Disney World, but you're not a fan of a straight brut champagne, here's where you can find a few of my favorite sweet bubbly beverages to help you toast in 2017!

Top 5 Walt Disney World Bars and Lounges of 2016

As the usually designated driver in my friend group, I don't often drink much at home. However, thanks to the complimentary transportation at the Walt Disney World Resort I'm free to imbibe as I please. This means that most vacation days will include at least one stop to enjoy Disney's fantastic bars and lounges. Here's a look at my Top 5 Walt Disney World Bars and Lounges of 2016.

Stop In For Cocktails at Art Smith’s Shine Bar

When the days are warm and lazy nothing is quite as nice as settling in on the covered porch to admire the springs and enjoy a cocktail at Art Smith's Shine Bar. You'll find this welcoming spot tucked off to the side of Homecoming Florida Kitchen just waiting for you to drop in and stay a spell. Keep reading to learn about one of my favorite new spots for cocktail Friday!

Lunch at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano has been a table service staple at Disney's Hollywood Studio for decades. Tucked in the far back of the Muppets Courtyard, past 'PizzaRizzo' and 'It's A Wonderful Shop', the brightly colored awning and streamers of overhead flags welcome hungry guests to come inside and enjoy a meal. My son and I recently stopped in to try Mama Melrose's for lunch.

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

If you're looking for a lovely place to lose a couple of hours at Disney's Hollywood Studio, the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge may be just the place for you. Located on a shady patio in front of the signature Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant, this shady nook offers cocktails and tapas with a prime view for people watching.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bar At Frontera Cocina

Last week I shared my thoughts on the Hamilton County Pecan Pie from Art Smith's Homecoming Florida Kitchen. Today we pit Master Chef against Master Chef as we head deeper into Disney Springs discovering yet another take on this classic Southern - the Pecan Pie Bar at Frontera Cocina.

Two Ways To Experience ‘Ohana Dinner at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

According to Lilo, 'Ohana means family. But Lilo was wrong. 'Ohana means food. And more food. And then just when you think you're finished, more food. Dinner at 'Ohana is an experience, one that has been panned in recent years for being lackluster or past its prime by some, but our family completely disagrees. 'Ohana is a light hearted Disney classic, a great family meal served up in the heart of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.