Disney World has introduced some pretty awesome food trucks at Disney Springs West Side over the past few years!!! I’m all about food trucks and just love that Disney keeps adding more and more to their line up. If you are someone like myself who stays at Disney Springs hotels within walking distance to Disney Springs, food trucks make an awesome lunch option when not in the parks!!!! I’ve been waiting and hoping for more food trucks to arrive, and my wish finally came true!
The food truck is called “Cookie Dough and Everything Sweet” and can be found near all the other food trucks at Disney Springs West Side. Visitors can order cups, tacos and cones of cookie dough in a variety of flavors, including peanut butter and cookies and cream.
The best part? Prices range between $4.75 and $10! The Mickey cone you see above, $4.75! That’s cheaper than the jars of cookie dough you can purchase at Walmart!!!
If y’all watch my insta stories , you know I’m beyond obsessed with cookie dough. I pretty much buy a jar weekly when I go grocery shopping.
Cookie Dough & Everything Sweet did not disappoint! I was actually impressed that you can get a basic cone for only $4.75. That’s a steal for a Mickey shaped dessert on Disney property. I will recommend this over and over since it was not only delicious and cute, but actually affordable! Two thumbs up from me!
Have you been to the Disney Springs Cookie Dough Food Truck?
Disney World has been on a huge millennial pink kick for awhile now and I’ve been loving every moment of it!!! Millennial Pink ears, backpacks!!!! Ahhhhh!!!!! So exciting!!! One of the most exciting additions to the millennial Pink lineup is the Millennial Pink Celebration Toast. It's perfectly ripe for Instagramming, IMO.
The must have cocktail on the basic girl bucket list is made with Fairy Tale Celebration Cuvee, which is a type of Champagne and it comes with its own accessory — a pair of Mickey Mouse ears that are actually made of white chocolate. Yum! You can find this drink at Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs.
As if that wasn't enough to get you to Disney, do you want to hear some even better news? This isn’t the only boozy creation you can find at Disney Springs! Amorette’s is also home to wine slushies!! So if Champagne isn’t exactly your thing, you can grab a wine slushie like my hubby did.
While I am in love with all things Millennial Pink & the Millennial Pink Celebration Toast did live up to the hype! So yum. Especially if you like real Champagne. Not the overly sweet stuff! I wasn’t a fan of the price tag. $19! That’s right, this over the top drink is probably the most pricy drink I have ever purchased at Disney & I have drank around the world many times! Was I happy I purchased it? Heck yeah! Would I do it again? Probably not! Unless they debut a different color, this is one epic drink crossed off my Disney foodie bucket list!
As for the wine slushies, at $9, these are a drink I can see myself heading to Amorette’s for to pair with my beloved macarons! They come in a variety of seasonal flavors and are totally yum! At half the price of the Millennial Pink Celebration Toast, I’m actually shocked the wine slushies don’t get more IG love!
Have you tried a wine slush or the Millennial Pink Celebration Toast at Disney Springs?
Few things beat the Florida heat like an ice cold popsicle. But everyone, including Disney, knows, the best popsicles also contain a little bit of booze!!! So you best believe I was pretty stoked when I was strolling Disney Springs on Sunday afternoon with the family when I spotted the most fabulous sign of all times in front of Pizza Point claiming Wine Pops were sold inside!!!
The boozy popsicles come in three delicious flavors: White Sangria, perfect for a lazy afternoon; Mango Mimosa, an awesome brunch option; and Back Porch Peach, great for a leisurely stroll down Disney Springs. Since it was Sunday I totally scooped up a Mango Mimosa!
There is no doubt about it, the Mango Mimosa Popsicle at Disney Springs is beyond delicious! Literally every basic girls dream. Brunch on a stick. Yum! The only down side to this deliciousness creation is the fact it will cost you $9 and the Popsicle isn’t exactly that large. If you’re tight on cash, you might want to splurge on another adult beverage where you can get more bang for your buck. If you’re like me and novelty items are your thing, totally get one. These popsicles are beyond delicious!
Have you tried one of the Boozy Popsicles at Disney Springs?
Omg folks!!!! 5 more days until we are hitting up Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!!! Literally one of my favorite events ever!! I always joke and say if I had one day to live, I would want to hit up Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival and then chill with Mickey and his pals at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!!!
since I can’t hold back my excitement, I thought I would make Halloween Mickey Mouse Cinnamon Rolls! You can find similar ones during Mickey’s Halloween party!! Enjoy!!
2 Original Size Cinnamon Rolls
1 Grande Size Cinnamon Roll
Icing (included in the cinnamon roll package)
Take 2 original size cinnamon rolls and pinch them onto the grande cinnamon roll. These two cinnamon rolls will be Mickey’s ears so place them accordingly.
Bake for 13-17 minutes on 400 or until golden brown.
Frost your Mickey Mouse Cinnamon Roll.
Sprinkle with Halloween sprinkles
Serve & enjoy!
You can’t think about Disney without thinking of Dole Whips! At least I can’t. One of the most iconic Disney treats if you ask me!!!! Since we won’t be heading back to see Mickey for at least a few more month, I figured it was time to break out the blender and make our own Dole Whips at home. This way we can satisfy our cravings while counting down the days until our next Disney trip. Enjoy!!!
• 2 Cups Frozen Pineapple Chunks
• 3 Tbsp Sugar
• 12 oz Pineapple Juice
• 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
• 8 oz Frozen Whipped Topping (Cool Whip)
Put the frozen pineapples, lime juice and sugar into the blender.
Add the frozen whipped topping.
Pour in the pineapple juice. Blend until smooth.
Pour back into glass dish and freeze for at least 2 hours.
Pour back into glass dish and freeze for at least 2 hours.
Serve and enjoy!
Who else is ridiculously excited for the new Toy Story movie hitting theaters this June?!?! Last year Disney World gave us Slinky Dog Dash & Alien Swirling Saucers in Toy Story Land! This year we are getting a new film!!!
To get extra hyped for Toy Story, my daughter wanted to make Toy Story Alien Cookies! Safe to say she nailed them! Enjoy!!!
• Sugar Cookies
• Green Frosting
• Candy Eyes
• Black Frosting
Take your green frosting and frost each of your sugar cookies.
Place 3 candy eyes onto each of your cookies.
Draw a mouth with your black frosting.
Serve & Enjoy!!!
Disney water parks!! I swear so many people forget they even exist! Honestly, we were that family for many years as well. I lived in Orlando FOREVER, so once I moved away, I never thought about hitting up Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon when visiting my old stomping grounds. I always had my eyes set on Cinderella’s Castle and eating and drinking around the world!
Now that my daughter is slightly older and has literally done EVERYTHING in the main parks, we decided to check out Blizzard Beach! She has been craving something new and Blizzard Beach was exactly that!!!
Now that I have been to Blizzard Beach with and without my child, I feel I can give you legit tips to help you plan your next trip to Disney’s Blizzard Beach!
Need a block of chairs?! Looking for prime seating at the “beach”? Driving yourself to the park?! You will definitely want to arrive early. The parking lot is pretty small, so the good spots get taken instantly. Also, those awesome lounge chairs right on the beach? Those will be taken within the first 20 minutes the park opens. If you do however show up later in the day, take a stroll down the lazy river. You will find additional seating. It’s just not a glam as sitting beachside.
Bring A Camera
Disney’s Blizzard Beach is actually a pretty fabulous looking park! So many cute photo opportunities!!!! Make sure you have a camera or have your smart phone fully charged!!! You may even want to splurge on one of those waterproof plastic phone cases you can scoop up at Walmart if you want more adventurous ride shots! You won’t want to miss the many Insta-worthy photo opportunities throughout Disney’s Blizzard Beach!
Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon For Little Ones?
This is the question I’ve been asked for years! Even though this was my daughters first time hitting up a Disney water park, I would still urge my friends to hit up Blizzard Beach if you have little ones in tow. Blizzard Beach is known for it’s family rides where Typhoon Lagoon is more adventurous! My super honest opinion would be to skip the water parks all together until your kids are at least 5. The kiddie areas are pretty sweet, but not paying THAT much for a park ticket sweet. Unless there are older kids enjoying the park in your party, just don’t waste the money.
Tike’s Peak & Ski Patrol Training Camp
As I mentioned above, Blizzard Beach is the better park for those with little ones since Blizzard Beach has two great areas for kids: Tike’s Peak and the Ski Patrol Training Camp. Tike’s Peak is designed for children under 48 inches and features mini-slides and cute wading pools with the Blizzard Beach theme. The Ski Patrol Training Camp is geared toward school-age kids and is very popular! This area features slides, a zip line, and even an obstacle course where kids cross floating ice bergs. However, there are still height requirements to ride the “bigger” school-aged slides and at 6 years old, my daughter was so close to that required height that she was constantly measured!
Yes, you can rent a locker, but on days when I hit up a park with the bare minimum, I usually decide against it. Lockers can be expensive and when all I have is towels, smart phones and sunscreen in my Beach bag, I don’t find a locker worth it.
Blizzard Beach is obviously 100% outside, making all attractions outdoors. Since everything is outside, thunderstorms grind the entire operation to a halt. Conversely, rain slows nothing down and the park will operate in a downpour. I highly recommend waiting out a downpour since rain usually leaves just as fast as it came. The park will clear out and when the rain disappears, you will have the park to yourself!!!
Blizzard Beach is bigger than you would think! You will be doing A LOT of walking!!!! Taking flip flops on and off all day gets pretty old! Next time we hit up Blizzard Beach you best believe I’m going to Walmart or getting a pair of water shoes Primed to me so I can just keep those suckers on the entire day without taking them on and off in between rides!
Bring Your Own Towels
Disney Waterparks DO NOT offer free towels to use! However, you can “rent” a towel for the day for $2 a towel. I would just pack your own towels, even if they are the plain ole white hotel towels! Better than paying for a towel if you ask me!
Bring Own Food
Disney is usually fantastic when it comes to food. Over priced , YES! Delicious, YES! However, Disney’s Blizzard Beach doesn’t offer killer food. For $10 I had a basic chicken stir fry. I wasn’t too impressed since I can make a better stir fry at home. I would definitely bring my own snacks next time. Yes, you can do that! And wait to eat our main meal later in the day. For the prices we paid for food in the park, we could have had a culinary experience somewhere fabulous at Disney Springs!
This is the one thing that is worth every penny!!!!! You can purchase refillable cups when you enter the park. The best $11.99 you will spend since you can get unlimited non-alcoholic beverages!!!! We purchased one and my daughter and I shared. I would get a drink and then she would get a drink!
Have you been to Blizzard Beach?
I made a set of Mickey Mouse Cupcakes about a month ago and y’all went totally nuts for them!!! Such an easy peasy D.I.Y project using store bought cupcakes and everyone’s favorite cookies, OREO!!!
I couldn’t let Mickey be without his beloved Minnie, so the other day my daughter and I decided to give Mickey his other half. Wilton Bows and Wilton Polka Dot Cupcake Wraps from Hobby Lobby and we had ourselves the cutest Minnie Mouse Cupcakes EVER!!!
• White Frosted Cupcakes
• Wilton Candy Bows (Hobby Lobby)
• Oreo Thins
• Wilton Red Polka Dot Cupcake Wraps
Remove current cupcake wraps from your cupcakes & replace with the Red Polka Dot Cupcake Wraps.
Take two Oreo Thins and stick them into your cupcakes to make Minnie ears.
Now take a Wilton Candy Bow and place it in the center of your cupcakes for a Minnie Bow.
Ta-Da!!! Just like that you have Minnie Mouse Cupcakes!!! So easy to make even your kiddos can do it themselves!!!
Are you Team Minnie or Team Mickey?
Rainforest Cafe!!! One of my childhood favorite restaurants!!! I swear this an OG staple. Rainforest Cafe has survived all of the Disney changes of the years. It was there during the Pleasure Island Days, Downtown Disney and now the Disney Springs Era! Love that one of the restaurants I looked forward to on Disney trips as a child is there for my very own daughter to experience.
Get ready for a Wild Time at the Rainforest Cafe located at Disney Springs! With a long menu of dishes everyone can enjoy, this jungle-centric restaurant is sure to please.
You can make reservations on the Disney Reservations website!!! Just make sure to do this in advance. It is included in the Disney Dining Plan, so it does book quickly!
No reservation?! My tip would be to get to the restaurant on the early-side for dinner. We arrived a little before 5pm on a weekday during February Break and walked right in with zero reservation. When we left however, there was a line to even talk to the hostess to put your name on the list.
The good old news is, Rainforest Cafe gives you a wait time and you can go wander Disney Springs while waiting for your table. Just head back to the hostess stand at your “call time.” Perfect opportunity to do that last minute shopping you were holding off doing!
The food at The Rainforest Cafe reminds me of every other chain restaurant since the menu includes items like salads, pasta, sandwiches, seafood, burgers and poultry dishes, as well as a variety of vegetarian selections!
The food is exactly what you would expect from a chain restaurant. Yummy, but nothing out of this world! My steak was delicious, but not steak house delicious. We were there more for the atmosphere anyways, so I wasn’t expecting a culinary masterpiece.
However, Rainforest Cafe does get two thumbs up on the kids menu. My daughter is an extremely picky eater. So picky she wont even eat chicken nuggets. So it was nice to see other kid-friendly items such as pizza and apple sauce.
Also expect to pay a tad bit more to eat at this specific location. You are on Disney Property, so everything is a tad bit more pricey!
Even though The Rainforest Cafe is a chain restaurant found throughout the United States, every Rainforest Cafe location has a slightly different theme, at least on the exterior. The Disney Springs location happens to look like a Volcano outside. If you’re extremely lucky and time your meal right, you can even see the volcano erupt!
The actual seating area of Rainforest Cafe is you guessed it! jungle themed!!! There are dozens of large animatronic jungle animals and lots of theming all over the restaurant! It’s definitely a restaurant you want to take a little stroll through. Every 15 minutes the Rainforest Cafe has what they call a “thunder storm”, just like in the real rainforest. All the lights flicker and the jungle animals make noises!!! So fun!!!!
The main criticisms that The Rainforest Cafe gets is the steep pricing for a restaurant you can find in malls around the country. I guess this all depends on where you live. We live in a small town in NY where the Rainforest Cafe is a special treat. We would have to drive a few hours and cross the Canadian boarder to dine at one.
My opinion is if you have small children, the Rainforest Cafe is an absolute must! So much entertainment while you eat. How can you not love a meal where you don’t have to come up with ways to keep the kids entertained while you try to finish your meal? Older kids will get a kick out of the gift shop. So much cool memorabilia!!!!
The Rainforest Cafe also has fun drinks that come in adorable reusable mugs. My daughter always gets a kick out of these. She feels so special getting to order a “fancy” drink off of the menu.
Rainforest Cafe will always get two thumbs up from our family! I will continue to dine there as long as my daughter finds it “cool”. Heck, I may even drag her there as a teen because I myself will always be a fan. #KidAtHeart
Have you dined at the Rainforest Cafe?
Ahhhhh Chef Mickey’s!!!! One of the Walt Disney World cult restaurants. I swear even non-Disney fans have heard of Chef Mickey’s. It’s all the rage for Disney nuts! The question I get asked by EVERYONE going to Disney for the first time is “is it worth it?” Does Chef Mickey’s live up to all the hype? I figured since this is a VERY popular topic, I would give you all the details you could ever want and my own opinion! That way you can make your own decision!
You will enjoy a lively, all-you-care-to-eat buffet with Disney Characters inside the Contemporary Resort. As the monorail whizzes by, Disney Characters mingle with Guests for photos and autographs and periodically lead diners in song and dance.
Guests at Chef Mickey’s may meet such Disney Characters as:
Chef Mickey’s is located inside the Disney Contemporary Resort! You will have to take an elevator to get to the restaurant, so be prepared to do some walking. If you’re staying at one of the Disney monorail hotels, you can easily access Chef Mickey’s by hoping on the monorail and heading to Contemporary Resort. If you’re staying somewhere else, you can drive on over since parking is free or take a Minnie Van or Lyft!
The food is served buffet style, which I’m always a fan of. Perfect to hit up right before heading to the parks. Stuff your face so you won’t be hungry and want to splurge on expensive park food!
The quality of the food is exactly what you would expect for a buffet that caters to kids. You get the famous Mickey Waffles. Bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, sausage etc.... Don’t expect a 5 star meal, but it’s definitely a tasty one!!! I love Disney buffet breakfasts!!! So yum!!!
• If you can’t get a reservation, start checking the Disney dining website the week before your trip. You will most likely score a reservation due to others canceling theirs!
• Bring entertainment for little ones. Just because you have a reservation for a certain time, doesn’t mean your reservation will be ready. You will most likely have a good 20 minute wait before being seated. Having a tablet or toy on hand will come in handy!
• Be ready for a chaotic meal. Eating at Chef Mickey’s is not relaxing and since the characters visit you at your table, you have to constantly watch for them and get up so you can take pictures. In addition, it is always crowded and loud.
• Make sure you budget your time good! Chef Mickey’s is not a restaurant you can easily get in and out of. Expect to spend around two hours for the whole waiting for your table, dining and photo experience.
In all honesty, I have a love-hate relationship with Chef Mickey’s. It is very loud! Just because a character is at your table does not mean other kids and their parents with cameras will not raid your table for a picture. So many Disney newbies in one place that there is no such thing as etiquette! It’s literally everyone for themselves. I get so much anxiety just thinking about Chef Mickey’s.
However, the characters are wearing the cutest outfits ever!!! The location is pretty sweet as well. The monorail runs right threw Contempoy Resort, which takes you right to Magic Kingdom! You also do not need a park ticket to dine since the character dining experience is located outside the park. Perfect for larger parties where half the group is headed to the Park after breakfast and the other half back to the resort or maybe to the golf course!
I will most likely never be heading back to Chef Mickey’s. I have been a handful of times and my daughter finally went where she will be forever old enough to remember the experience. I will be dining at one of the other, more relaxed character dining options such as Minnie’s Beach Bash at Cape May on future Disney trips! My anxiety just can’t take the chaos.
If you’re a Disney newbie however, I don’t want my opinion to totally sway you from going. If it’s literally a dream dining location, check it out! The photos will be fabulous. If you’re on the fence however, I would choose a different dining experience since you need to be a die-hard fan of Chef Mickey’s to enjoy the meal! I’m Disney obsessed!!! I have a whole Disney section on my website & the only time you will hear me talk crap about something Disney is when it comes to Chef Mickey’s Lol... sorry Disney ;-)
Have you dined at Chef Mickey’s?