Food Blog Forum Orlando, 2013

What a weekend in Orlando! The Food Blog Forum took place at Disney World May 18th and bloggers from around the country joined together for a weekend full of food and fun. You know I can’t resist Disney, so I gladly endured the 5 hour flight to partake in the fun. So glad I did!

Florida in Flight

How gorgeous does FL look from the air? Was so excited to get started with the festivities.

Walt Disney World Entrance

I was aboard the Disney Magical Express Shuttle Bus headed for my hotel. So close!!

Disney's Grand Floridian

We stayed at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort for the weekend. It was perfectly stunning.

Food Bloggers

Back Row left to right: AggieSommerKatrinaMeganRachelErinGinaCarlaAudraJulie
Front Row left to right: MeaganJennyTina, me (Photo via Audra)

After our opening dinner a giant group of us food bloggers were headed to Magic Kingdom. Can you tell we were excited? Lol!

Magic Kingdom Castle

We made it! There’s something so magical about Cinderella’s Castle at Disney. Even as an adult.

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Left to right: RachelGinaMeganMeaganCarlaErinJulieMeJennyKatrinaTina and Sommer

First things first, we made sure we got our photo in front of the castle. Then we proceeded to Space Mountain and hunting down churros, turkey legs and dole whips. Fun night indeed 🙂

Speakers

Right photo via Julie

Saturday morning we met nice and early in a lovely conference room at the Grand Floridian to start our sessions. We were so lucky to hear from the Steamy Kitchen Family including their adorable boys, The White on Rice Couple, EliseJulie, Lindsay, David and so many more. So inspirational sitting in that room.

Food Blog Forum Orlando

Photo via Julie

We are ready to go!

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During our breaks we always had time for some chit chat and photos. Love all of these gals! Left:  Angie, Leslie, Paula, me, Rebecca and Tina. Second photo Aggie and I.

Friends

Julie, Amanda and I on Saturday at the conference. Love these gals!

Robin and Kiran

Two of some of the sweetest women around. Robin from Simply Southern Baking and Kiran.

Lunch Party

Left Photo via Cate O’Malley

Where there are desserts, you can find Amanda and I photographing like maniacs, lol! Had so much fun. We were served a gorgeous lunch and dessert from the Disney Chefs Saturday afternoon.

Epcot Center

Saturday afternoon Amanda and I spent some time at Epcot Center. Love this place. We darted straight to walk eat our way through all of the countries.

Countries

Have you ever been to Epcot Center and walked through all of the countries?! It is amazing. You can find authentic foods that you would actually eat in the country you are visiting. We got a steamed BBQ Bun and Curry Chicken Pocket from China, Werther’s Caramel goodies from Germany and Gelato Cookie Sandwich from Italy! What a dream!

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Later Saturday night we raced to Hollywood Studios to hunt down a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake and I reluctantly went on Tower of Terror with Amanda. That ride scares me to death, lol! If you look right above the goofy guy folding his arms, that’s Amanda and I. I am closing my eyes screaming and Amanda smiling 🙂

Magic Kingdom Main Street

Sunday morning Amanda and I packed up and spend a couple last hours at Magic Kingdom. We were determined to try a gooey cinnamon roll we heard about.

Gastons

How adorable is Gaston’s Tavern?! Get a load of our cinnamon roll we shared. We begged for extra frosting which is a must should you go. Gooey and delicious!

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57 Responses
  1. Kate from Scratch

    Looks like a blast! I can’t wait to go back – maybe I can get in next year. Love Disney (and bloggers, obviously)!

  2. Amy @ The Nifty Foodie

    I love going “around the world” in Epcot! I totally ended up spending the majority of my park time in Magic Kingdom, since I had so many rides on my ::must do:: list. ๐Ÿ™‚ What an awesome weekend, right? LOVE that this conference combined two loves: Disney & blogging!

    It was wonderful to finally meet you!

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    It was so nice to finally meet you in person Jenny!! The weekend went by way too quickly. xoxo

  4. Carla @ Carlas Confections

    Aww it was SOOO great getting to meet and hang out with you lovely ladies!! I wish we were still there! Cant wait to do it again ๐Ÿ™‚ Xoxo

  5. Nikki @Seeded at the Table

    I wish I could’ve made it to eat my way through Disney again this year with you gals! The video is super cute. I’ll have to check out that site!

    See you next week in Austin!! Squeeee!!

  6. Natalie

    I just have to ask, what camera did you use to take your pictures? Those pictures of Disney are the best, most crisp and vivid pictures I have seen in my life!!! The ones of the hotel, the Disney cupcakes, all of you in front of the castle, a Disney world scene…they are amazing!! I would really like to know how you took them, and if you used a special setting!! Thank you so much!

    1. Jenny

      Hi Natallie, All of these photos are from my iPhone 5. I edit them in snapseed and Picfx. No joke ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!!

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