Thinking, reading, writing, and discussing Disney World is as big a task as spending time at the physical resort itself. There are hundreds of blogs devoted to park details as well as family perspectives.
One of the most popular is run by AJ Wolfe.her site disney food blog (That’s exactly what it sounds like), it’s been very popular and has been a full-time job since 2009. Working with a small army of contributors, Wolfe covers everything in the park, from flashy restaurant openings to crazy new menu items. It’s obsessive, detailed, and comprehensive. Here, Wolfe explains why Disney started his food his blog, disney worldand reveals why she never gets tired of eating at theme parks.
What inspired you to start the Disney Food Blog?
Basically, as a Disney World fan, blogging was what I wanted to be there, but it wasn’t there. I quickly realized that I was spending more on food than on hotels and Disney World tickets.
disney [in 2009] We didn’t do much food promotion. They weren’t showing pictures of the food anywhere. You really didn’t know what you were getting. Many restaurants have to be booked six months in advance, which means he is choosing what he wants to eat within six months. get there.
the goal [with the blog] Basically, it was about creating a resource with genuine integrity. I am just a customer-
“Disney has become a haven of sorts. Disney World is so well-kept, it’s always perfect. It’s the complete opposite of New York City.”
What drew you to Disney?
For me, the first was nostalgia. I used to go there with my parents and other family members during spring break. They took us to the coast of Florida when I was a kid. I got up early in the morning, drove to Disney World, stayed there until the end of the day, and drove home. It is an image of a parent carrying a sleeping child to a hotel.
Then as I got older, I moved to New York City — New York City is great, but it’s so boring. Disney World is very well maintained and always perfect. Opposite of New York City. That’s when I started thinking seriously about planning a trip to Disney World, and I had to make a six-month-old decision about a $300 dinner. We have realized how important it is to have such information at hand if this is the case.
How often do you visit Disney World? You must live in Florida to visit the parks.
i don’t live in florida I actually live in Texas. But I have staff on both coasts. We go to parks like Disney Ward and Disneyland maybe 6-7 times a year, maybe more. I had a baby a few years ago and never got there because I didn’t want to take the baby with me.
Do you think you’ll ever get sick of dining at Disney?
I’m going to say no Disney World has 300 restaurants. Tired of eating in Manhattan? No, probably not. Because there are many places to eat. They change their menu all the time. Disney is always a little slow to jump on trends, but they usually get there eventually. They have a really great chef.
The fun thing about Disney is that everything has a theme. Every restaurant has a fictional story, and you’ll feel like you’re dining in a story. many people think, Oh it’s a theme park so the food is very uniformMoreIt’s not really that homogenous.
Have you eaten at every restaurant in Disney World?
I’ve eaten at every Disney World restaurant except one. Every time I make a reservation something happens and I can’t go there.
“If you go to a Disney World restaurant, you can do cool things.
What is your favorite restaurant at Disney World?
Disney World restaurants are so inconsistent that it’s a difficult question to answer. You can go to a Disney World restaurant and it can be amazing. You can literally go two months later and it can be terrible. i don’t know why I haven’t had that experience in many other places, but Disney World…to me, is notoriously inconsistent.
If I say Oh I love this restaurant — By the time you get there, it can easily go bad. It completely depends on the menu and how the ingredients are sourced and what is going on. But many people follow the chef wherever he goes and go to the restaurant.
How do you know which chef works at which restaurant?
Disney doesn’t really advertise it. They didn’t tell you. You never know where the chef will go. It’s this great little network for keeping track of who’s where. Disney World has a lot of locals who have their favorite chefs and go everywhere.
I don’t have time to eat non-Disney food.
What areas of the resort are recommended for dining at Disney World?
disney springs [formerly known as Downtown Disney] We are undergoing major reforms. When completed in 2016, it will be a dining destination with many delicious restaurants. Now when it comes to the actual theme parks themselves, the answer has always been Epcot, with 11 themed countries, each with one or two dining locations. However, it is the most interesting park from a food point of view.
Have you dined at other theme parks?
Not a lot, not a lot That’s a good question, because a lot of people doing Disney blogs are theme park fans and theme he loves going to the parks. I went to Harry Potter World at Universal, but I don’t have time. This is my full time job. I don’t have time to eat non-Disney food.