Earl of Sandwich’s Limited Time Cannonballs!

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Back in January, Earl of Sandwich announced that it would be bringing back its Cannonballs! sandwich for a limited time. It took some time for us to return for the sandwich, but as of today, it’s still available and likely will be for a couple more weeks (no April Fools’ joke!).

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When Earl of Sandwich first revamped its menu last April, I – along with many, many others – were sad to see that Cannonballs! was no longer on the menu. Matt and I wanted to be sure we could enjoy it before it disappeared from the menu again, so I stopped by Downtown Disney to order some to bring home.

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Was it as good as I remembered? Yes. It was like it never left. Tender, well seasoned meatballs, chunky, flavorful marinara, and plenty of melted mozzarella and Parmesan, all tucked into Earl’s toasty bread.

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Easter Treats Coming to WDW

Easter is almost here, and several locations at Walt Disney World are getting into the spring spirit, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

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Easter is almost here, and several locations at Walt Disney World are getting into the spring spirit, according to the Disney Parks Blog. The Magic Kingdom will be serving, through April 11, a Carrot Cake Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing and a carrot piped on top, as well as a Vanilla Cupcake (above) with a Chocolate nest of Malted Milk Eggs. The White Chocolate Rabbit Cupcake (above) is from Cheshire Café.

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“Frozen Fever” Treats Coming to Parks & Resorts

Disney new “Frozen Fever” short has inspire a couple of new treats at the Disney parks and resorts, reports the Disney Parks Blog.

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Anna’s Happy Birthday Cupcake is a vanilla cupcake with blue buttercream frosting, marshmallows, snowflake candies, and topped with a white chocolate Olaf. It can be found in the following locations:

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Spring Treats at Disneyland Resort

Spring is here, and Easter is just around the corner, so Disneyland is serving up some festive treats to celebrate, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

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The cute Bunny Apples are dipped in caramel and dressed with miniature marshmallows to create the mouth and tail. They are then dipped in white chocolate, sprinkled with sanding sugar, and dotted with chocolate candies for the yes and nose. Th Egg-shaped Cake Pops are dipped in white chocolate and given milk chocolate discs for ears, and then sprinkled with Sanding Sugar.

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Tickets Now Available for Sixth Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

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Have you been to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic? Matt and I have attended the past two years (be sure to check out our 2014 and 2013 reviews!), and I have to say, if you’re a fan of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, this event is a must-do. Tickets and overnight packages are available now for the Classic, which will be hosted on October 30th and 31st.

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Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

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I know you’re excited for this post. No. We did not brave the insanity of opening night. We went on Sunday, and about an hour and 15 minutes before opening, Matt and I were around #30 in line. Thank goodness it was in the low 70s, as guests were directed to wait outside, much like those on Saturday who waited many, many hours more. And no free Dole Whips for us.

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Okay. So what’s with all the hubbub, Bub? If you’re just in it for the souvenir glassware, go to the Tiki Terrace (shorter wait). Matt and I were told that (at least for right now) if you want one of the souvenir glasses to purchase, you must buy the drink that comes in it. So no swapping one concoction and having it served in another glass. BUT. A person nearby who could not consume alcohol asked for a non-alcoholic drink in a specific glass, and claimed they were told this would not be an issue while on line. The CM inside needed to double check, but the guest was able to get said drink in the souvenir glass. Whether it was just a virgin version of the drink or something else, I do not know. Just passing that info which I witnessed on to you.

But we HAD to get in to the real deal. I’m a bit of a Tiki fan, we both loved the Adventurers Club, and also this place is shiny and new. Speaking of Adventurers Club, some of these seats sink, much to the surprise of several guests on our visit.

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We knew what we were going to drink and order before we arrived, as we were on a tight schedule to get home. We had lunch earlier at Kona Cafe (review to come), so were more full than we anticipated. At least we ordered one food item to show you!

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Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Opens March 28

The Disney Parks Blog has announced that the greatly anticipated Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto will soft open tomorrow, Saturday, March 28th. The Grotto is located off the main lobby of the Polynesian Village Resort, and the adjacent Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace has views of the marina and Seven Seas Lagoon. The official opening isn’t until late-April, which is when the Tiki souvenir glassware will be available. The blog will announce the official opening date at a later time.

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From the Disney Parks Blog:

“Founded by Adventureland’s famous “head” salesman, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto has some similarities to the Anaheim original. But at Walt Disney World Resort, the magical theming reflects its new resort location. This enchanted South Seas hideaway welcomes guests to explore a menu of “magical tropical drinks and food,” and while this new version shares a few cocktails and small plates, Beverage Manager Brad Ward, Chef Lenny DeGeorge, and the Concept Development team have created new menu items just for the Walt Disney World Resort Trader Sam’s.

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