WDW Food Guide: Women’s History Month

This WDW Food Guide focuses on the tasty ways to celebrate Women’s History Month across the Walt Disney World Resort!

You can “Celebrate HER story” with dishes inspired by some of your favorite women characters, like the How Far I’ll Go Haupia Pie inspired by Moana, and whipped up by some of the women and culinary masterminds at Disney Parks, like the Tropical Paradise Cheesecake created by Chef Assistant Yaneth at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the Coconut Flan developed by Chef Assistant Meg at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.  

Let’s kick off this WDW Foodie Guide and learn about some of the women behind the dishes who brought these can’t-miss creations to life.  

WDW Food Guide: Women’s History Month

Chocolate ‘Muse’ Cake, South African Vegetable Bowl, How Far I’ll Go Haupia Pie and Tiana Praline Cupcake WDW Food Guide Women's History Month 2023
Disney Resort Hotels 

Disney’s All-Star Movies, Disney’s All-Star Music, and Disney’s All-Star Sports 

World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, and End Zone Food Court (Available March 1 through 31; mobile order available) 

  • Chocolate ‘Muse’ Cake: Chocolate mousse with orange-ginger panna cotta, sugar cookie, chocolate glaze, and black currant whipped cream (New)  
    • Chef Assistant Ashley’s flavors in this treat represent a balance of strength (orange-ginger), boldness (black currant), and beauty (chocolate) 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge 

The Mara (Available March 1 through 31; mobile order available) and Boma: Flavors of Africa (Available March 1 through 31) 

  • South African Vegetable Bowl: Sweet potato stew, tomato and sunflower butter, and pilau rice topped with dates, apricot achar, and a creamy avocado-tahini (Plant-based)  
    • Chef Khuloud was inspired by African flavors and her Syrian roots

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort  

Landscape of Flavors and Everything POP Shopping & Dining (Available March 1 through 31; available March 1 through 31) 

  • How Far I’ll Go Haupia Pie: Rich chocolate coconut pie with a layer of coconut haupia custard topped with sweet cream and macadamia nuts (New)  

Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort  

Beach Club Marketplace and The Market at Ale & Compass (Available through March 30; mobile order available) 

  • Tiana Praline Cupcake: Vanilla cupcake filled with pecan-praline filling, vanilla buttercream, and chocolate décor  
Tropical Paradise Cheesecake, Tea Time Salad, Coconut Flan and Gingerbread Latte Whoopie Pie WDW Food Guide Women's History Month 2023

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort  

Centertown Market (Available starting March 1; mobile order available)  

  • Tropical Paradise Cheesecake: Classic cheesecake topped with passionfruit coulis, mousse, popping boba pearls, and white chocolate (New)  
    • Chef Assistant Yaneth was inspired by the flavors of a tropical paradise, the Caribbean 

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort  

Toledo –Tapas, Steak & Seafood (Available March 1 through 31) 

  • Tea Time Salad: Endive and arugula salad with Earl Grey vinaigrette, strawberries, and lavender-fennel pollen-infused goat cheese (New) 
    • Chef Chelsea was inspired by the flavors commonly found at afternoon tea with a unique twist.  
  • Coconut Flan with passion fruit sauce, fresh passionfruit, and mango with a hibiscus tuille and edible flowers (New)  
    • Chef Assistant Meg was inspired by a love of flowers, bright flavors, and Surrealism – a piece of edible art.  

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa  

Gasparilla Island Grill (Available March 1 through 31; available March 1 through 31) 

  • Gingerbread Latte Whoopie Pie: Gingerbread whoopie pie filled with latte cream 
    • Inspired by the gingerbread through the partnership between Proprietor Debbie and Pastry Chef Kristine 
Wishing On Stars, Honey-Thyme Pork Loin, Whiskey Tradition and Pineapple Mule WDW Food Guide Women's History Month 2023

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside 

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory (Available starting March 1) and Riverside Mill Food Court (Available March 1 through 31) 

  • Wishing On Stars: Mango mousse with coconut-lime gelée, coconut glaze, and décor fit for a princess (Mobile order available)  

Available at Various Resorts  

  • Honey-Thyme Pork Loin with Roasted Garden Vegetables: Tender pork loin with roasted garden vegetables, edible flowers, and honey-thyme reduction (New) Available at the following March 1 through 31 (Mobile order available):  
    • World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort 
    • Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort 
    • End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort 
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort  
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter  
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside  
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort  
      • Chef Becky drew inspiration from the blooming vegetables and ingredients of the springtime  

Available at Various Lounges and Table-service Restaurants at Disney Resort Hotels (Available through March 31)  

  • Whiskey Tradition: Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey, pineapple juice, almond, agave, and angostura bitters 
    • Features Uncle Nearest Whiskey, which is both a Black-owned and Women-owned business 

Available at Various Pool Bars and Table-service Restaurants (Available through March 30) 

  • Pineapple Mule: Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey, Hella Cocktail Co. Ginger Bitters, pineapple juice, ginger beer, and mint 
    • Features Uncle Nearest Whiskey, which is both a Black-owned and Women-owned business 
Peach Cobbler Whiskey Cake and Ginger Whiskey WDW Food Guide Women's History Month 2023
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 

Tiffins Restaurant and Nomad Lounge (Available through March 31)  

  • Peach Cobbler Whiskey Cake: Peach cobbler cake, honey vanilla bean ice cream, and brown butter whiskey caramel  
  • The Ginger Whiskey featuring Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey with notes of ginger and brown sugar 
    • Both items feature Uncle Nearest Whiskey, which is both a Black-owned and Women-owned business 
Sponge Cake and Cold Fudge Funnel Cake

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (Available through March 31; mobile order available)  

  • Tiana Banana Pudding  

Sunshine Seasons  

  • Birria Tacos with beef, Monterey jack cheese, onions, cilantro, and lime served with consommé 
    • Created by Chef Veronica who was inspired by her family’s origins in Mexico 
  • Sponge Cake: Earl Grey tea sponge cake with lavender yogurt cream (New)  
    •  Crafted by Chef Assistant Anna and inspired by Marie Curie

Funnel Cake (Available March 1 through 31)  

  • Cold Fudge Funnel Cake with Chocolate-dipped Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Caramel and Chocolate Chips (New) 
    • Created by business-owner Ellen

Pineapple Promenade at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Tropical Hefe
    • From Women-owned businesses

 Tangierine Café at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

  • Flavors of the Medina: 3 Daughters Brewing Pomegranate Hard Cider
    • From a Woman-owned business
Braised Beef
Magic Kingdom Park

Cinderella’s Royal Table 

  • Braised Beef with carrot and coriander purée, shallot jam, and horseradish gremolata (New)  
    • Chef Katie Gross conjured up this appetizer to honor the return of the royal princess to this beloved location 
  • McBride Sisters Sparkling Brut Rosé  
  • McBride Sisters Sauvignon Blanc  
  • McBride Sisters Chardonnay 
    • The McBride Sisters is both a Black-owned and Women-owned business.  
Tiana's Mardi Gras Milkshake
Disney’s Hollywood Studios 

Hollywood Scoops (Available through March 31; mobile order available) 

  • Tiana’s Mardi Gras Milkshake: Mardi Gras king cake doughnut and a cinnamon vanilla milkshake 
Her Hops Beer Flight, Ahsoka Pop, Nona’s Homestyle Meatball and Disney Encanto Familia Madrigal Blend
Disney Springs  

City Works Eatery & Pour House (Available March 1 through 31) 

  • Her Hops Beer Flight featuring beers from all women-led or owned breweries, including Robonaut Red Ale from Playalinda Brewing Co., You’re My Boy, Blue! from Brew Bus Brewing, Hakuna Matata from D9 Brewing Company, and Duke’s Cold Nose from Bold City Brewery 

The Ganachery (Available March 1 through 31) 

  • Ahsoka Pop: Plant-based coconut and blueberry ganache enrobed in dark chocolate 

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (Available March 1 through 31) 

  • Nona’s Homestyle Meatballs: Hand-crafted Italian meatballs, Sunday gravy, basil pesto, home-made lemon ricotta, grilled focaccia, and grated pecorino Romano  

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. in The Landing (Available March 1 through 31) 

  • Disney Encanto Familia Madrigal Blend: Special blend featuring Mirabel Madrigal herself 
  • Exclusive Disney Princess Ripples  

The Polite Pig (Available March 1 through 31) 

  • Grandma’s Beef Tips & Gravy: Pillowy bed of white rice with a creamy, smoked mushroom twist dressed in a savory, hearty, and herby tenderloin beef gravy. It is accompanied by sous vide carrots in a rosemary chicken broth and then lightly grilled with the house maple glaze with a gentle kick of spice 

Happy Women’s History Month!

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WonderWorks Orlando Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Wonderworks Orlando Exterior

WonderWorks Orlando is celebrating 25 years in Orlando and hosting a birthday bash guests won’t want to miss!

The celebration will take place all day long on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 9 am until midnight. WonderWorks is offering the first 25 visitors free admission to kick off their 25th anniversary birthday bash, and admission for everyone else that day will be the celebratory discounted rate of $25, plus tax, for an All-Access pass, which provides access to all the interactive exhibits inside. Everyone can take part in this fun-filled day to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Orlando’s iconic upside-down house.

“Time really does fly when you’re having fun!” says Brian Wayne, general manager at WonderWorks Orlando. “It’s crazy to think that WonderWorks has been around for 25 years. We’re looking forward to celebrating with the Orlando community on the 4th.”

WonderWorks opened its doors to the public on March 4, 1998, and has been delighting families, locals, and tourists worldwide ever since. Florida legend John Morgan founded WonderWorks to bring a top-rated attraction that focused on the wonders of learning to the Orlando area. He succeeded and in doing so, has helped millions of visitors have fun, learn, and create memories over the years. The brand has grown tremendously over the past 25 years, with six total locations thriving nationwide today. 

The 25th anniversary birthday bash on March 4, 2023, is slated to be an exciting day with lots planned. Some of the special offerings include:

  • Free admission for the first 25 people.
  • All-Access admission tickets for $25, plus tax.
  • An online ticket flash sale from 9 am to noon. The tickets will be valid for one year from purchase. Check social media pages on March 4, 2023, for the coupon code.
  • Unveiling of new exhibits, appearances by mascot Professor Wonder throughout the day, a roaming magician, and more. New exhibits include the Touch & Go Digital Display and a Route 66 traveling exhibit.

“This is going to be an Orlando birthday bash for the books!” adds Davianys Ramos, sales manager at WonderWorks Orlando. “We’ve got so many exciting offerings coming up that will allow guests to have fun, save money, take a trip down memory lane, and more.” 

WonderWorks Orlando is home to over 100 hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination, including the Hurricane Shack, Bed of Nails, Bubble Lab, glow-in-the-dark ropes course, and Astronaut Training Gyro. Guests can explore space, light, sound, extreme weather, pressure, and more.

WonderWorks Orlando is located at 9067 International Drive and is open 365 days a year. It offers a variety of group opportunities, including visits for scouts, summer camps, birthday parties, team building, and more.

Visit the official website to learn more about the opportunities offered or get ticket information.

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Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures Farmer’s Market

Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures Farmers Market

Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, a leading Central Florida nature-based attraction, is excited to be the presenting sponsor of a new Farmer’s Market being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of every month, starting Feb. 18, at the adjacent Southport Park in Kissimmee

The Southport Farmers Market will feature local live entertainment, a Family Fun Area with a bouncy house and face painting, and lots of local vendors selling fruit and vegetables, handcrafted items, baked goods, local honey, plants, jellies, jams, sauces, organic pet treats, and pet food, and much more.

“We are so excited to be a part of this great new Farmer’s Market, the first and only one in our area of Kissimmee and Poinciana,” said Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures Owner Margie Bryan.  “We look forward to welcoming all the Farmer’s Market visitors to come and experience everything we have to offer.”

Visitors to the Southport Farmers Market will receive free admission to Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, 10 percent off of Airboat Tours that day, free nectar for the Butterfly Encounter, and 50 percent off of Annual Passes. 

For more information on the Southport Farmer’s Market, go to https://southportpark.com/farmers-markets-near-me/.  Upcoming dates include:

  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

Boggy Creek Airboat tours are priced at $35 for adults and $30 for children ages 3 to 10 for a half hour, $55 for adults, and $50 for children ages 3 to 10 for one hour.  One-hour Sunset Tours are $68 for adults and $58 for children ages 3 to 10, and one-hour Night Tours are $73 for adults and $63 for children ages 3 to 10.  All-inclusive packages featuring a 30-minute airboat ride, a hands-on gem and fossil mining experience, lunch, and park admission are $49.88 for adults and $39.99 for children ages 3 to 10, and $69.88 for adults and $59.29 for children ages 3 to 10 for a one-hour airboat ride, hands-on gem and fossil mining experience, lunch, and park admission.  Private tours are also offered.  All tours can be booked online.

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WDW Food Guide: 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

WDW Foodie Guide EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

This WDW Food Guide will showcase the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival flavors that are just around the corner from March 1 to July 5, 2023!

This year, over 15 Outdoor Kitchens are abloom with the freshest flavors and ingredients that will burst with flavor.

With returning favorites like the Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake from The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board or the Boneless IMPOSSIBLE Korean Short Rib at Trowel & Trellis Hosted by IMPOSSIBLE and nearly 50 – yes, 50 – new dishes about to blossom for the first time like the Muffuletta Panini from Magnolia Terrace and the Citrus Baked Brie from The Citrus Blossom, you’ll definitely want to try everything.

WDW Food Guide: 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

WDW Food Guide 2023 Flower and Garden Festival

EPCOT Farmers Feast (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)

Food Items:

Early Bloom Menu (Available March 1 through April 8)

  • Chilled Potato and Leek Soup “Vichyssoise” with bacon lardons, potato croutons, chive oil, and crispy leeks (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Char-grilled Bison Ribeye with creamy leek fondue, red wine butter sauce, and whipped red wine goat cheese
  • Spice Cake with cream cheese icing and candied pecans and parsnip (New)
  • Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring Islamorada Brewery & Distillery Hibiscus Gin
Grilled Swordfish and Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake WDW Food Guide 2023 Flower and Garden Festival

Springtime Menu (Available April 9 through May 20)

  • Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta with marinated peppers, zucchini, squash, artichokes, goat cheese, and balsamic glaze on grilled ciabatta
  • Grilled Swordfish with crushed fingerling potatoes, pea and mint purée, grilled asparagus, and lemon beurre Blanc (New)
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake with crème fraîche whipped cream
Tomato and Red Onion Panzanella and Sweet Corn Crème Brûlée

Summer Solstice Menu (Available May 20 through July 5)

  • Tomato and Red Onion Panzanella with avocado, burrata cheese, and fresh basil
  • Barbecued Seared Pork Tenderloin with summer succotash, herb butter, and grapefruit vinaigrette (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Sweet Corn Crème Brûlée with corn biscotti (New)

Beverages (Available throughout entire festival):

  • Collective Arts Brewing Blueberry & Elderberry Sparkling Hard Tea (New)
  • Ghost Mary: Translucent Bloody Mary with Boyd & Blair Cucumber Vodka, tomato water, horseradish, celery salt, and a hint of pepper (New)
Avocado Toast, Shrimp and Grits, Lox Benedict and Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites

BRUNCHCOT (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)

Food Items:

  • Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Shrimp and Grits: Blackened shrimp and cheddar cheese grits with brown gravy and sweet corn salsa
  • Lox Benedict on Everything Focaccia with everything-spiced cream cheese, shallots, crispy capers, and hollandaise (New)
  • Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with cream cheese frosting and candied bacon


  • Froot Loops Shake (Non-alcoholic)
  • Peach Bellini (New)
  • Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with milk, Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur, and vanilla vodka
Orange Sesame Tempure Shrimp,Citrus Baked Brie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Orange Bird Sipper Cup WDW Food Guide 2023 Flower and Garden Festival

The Citrus Blossom (The Odyssey)

Food Items:

  • Orange Sesame Tempura Shrimp with orange chile sauce (New)
  • Citrus Baked Brie with preserved lemon marmalade, limoncello-macerated blueberries, and spiced marcona almonds (New)
  • Lemon Meringue Pie: Lemon curd, lemon mousse, and toasted meringue (New)


  • Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (Non-alcoholic)
  • UFO Beer Co. Citrus Hazy Wheat Beer
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Citrus Honey Cream Ale
  • Parish Brewing Co. Drive Thru: Orange Octane Imperial Sour
  • Bella Strada Spritz (New)
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy
  • Beer Flight


  • Orange Bird Bundle featuring “The Orange Bird” Little Golden Book and souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup
Grilled Street Corn on the Cob, Blackened Fish Slider, Watermelon Salad, Florida Strawberry Shortcake WDW Food Guide 2023 Flower and Garden Festival

Florida Fresh (Near Disney Traders)

Food Items:

  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and spicy corn chips (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and plant-based cotija cheese (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Blackened Fish Slider with roasted tomatoes, watercress, and citrus remoulade on brioche (New)
  • Watermelon Salad with blueberries, pickled red onions, balsamic, and feta
  • Florida Strawberry Shortcake (New)


  • Cucumber Watermelon Slushy (Non-alcoholic)
  • Cucumber Watermelon Slushy with gin

Pineapple Skewer with Tajin seasoning

Refreshment Outpost

Food Items:

  • Pineapple Skewer with Tajin seasoning (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Tangerine Soft-serve
  • Ice Cream Float: Tangerine soft-serve and cream soda


  • Lavender Martini: Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka with Lavender and Lemon
  • Lexington Brewing Tangerine Cream Ale
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Grand Cherry Hard Cider (New)
  • Southern Tier Brewing Co. Juice Jolt IPA (New)
Toasted Pretzel Bread, Cheese Strudel WDW Food Guide 2023 Flower and Garden Festival


Food Items:

  • Potato Pancakes with house-made apple sauce (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Potato Pancake with caramelized ham, onions, and herb sour cream (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with black forest ham and melted gruyère cheese
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with mixed berries


  • Bitburger Premium Pils
  • Stiegl Brewery Radler Raspberry
  • Flensburger Dunkel
  • Apfelschaumwein: Sparkling wine and apple liqueur
  • Beer Flight
Muffuletta Panini, Spicy Chicken Gumbo, Crawfish Pie, Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Magnolia Terrace (The American Adventure)

Food Items:

  • Muffuletta Panini with ham, salami, mortadella, provolone, and Swiss with olive salad (New)
  • Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Andouille sausage and BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain & Wild Rice
  • Crawfish Pie (New)
  • Bananas Foster Bread Pudding (New)


  • Bayou Cocktail: Bayou Spiced Rum, coconut rum, fruit punch, and orange juice
  • Central 28 Beer Co. Pretty Things Ale (New)
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Day Light American Light Ale
  • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA
  • Beer Flight
Hummus Trio, Orange Blossom-Saffron Cake

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)

Food Items:

  • Hummus Trio: Traditional hummus, red beet and black garlic hummus, and avocado-herb hummus with Moroccan bread and crispy papadam (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Orange Blossom-Saffron Cake (New)


  • Pomegranate Mimosa
  • Keel Farms Strawberry Elderflower Hard Cider
  • Bold Rock Tangerine Hard Cider
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Pomegranate Hard Cider
  • Cider Flight
Braised Oxtail, Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer WDW Food Guide 2023 Flower and Garden Festival

La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)

Food Items:

  • Braised Oxtail with pigeon pea rice (New)
  • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain White Rice, mango salsa, and coconut-lime sauce
  • Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)


  • Tropical Breeze: Minute Maid Lemonade, grapefruit, and simple syrup (Non-alcoholic)
  • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Tropical Perception White Sangria
  • Tropical Breeze with Don Q Límon Rum
Seared Scallops, Chocolate Maple Whisky Cake

Northern Bloom (Canada)

Food Items:

  • Seared Scallops with French green beans, butter potatoes, brown butter vinaigrette, and Nueske’s Applewood-smoked Bacon (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, mushroom bordelaise sauce, and whipped potatoes with garden vegetables
  • Chocolate Maple Whisky Cake (New)


  • Maple Popcorn Shake (Non-alcoholic)
  • Collective Arts Brewing Honey Lager
  • Glutenberg Blonde Ale, Montreal
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Apricot with Maple Syrup
  • Maple Popcorn Shake with Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
  • Beer Flight

Refreshment Port (Near Canada)

Food Items:

  • Shrimp Scampi Poutine with cheese curds, lemon-garlic cheese fondue, spinach, and artichokes (New)
  • Soft-serve Waffle Cone: Peanut butter, jelly, or swirl 


  • Mighty Swell Purple Magic Spiked Seltzer (New)
  • Villa Maria Earth Garden Sauvignon Blanc (New)
  • Frozen Mojito with Boyd & Blair Rum (New)
Boneless IMPOSSIBLE Korean Short Rib, Chocolate Cake WDW Food Guide 2023 Flower and Garden Festival

Trowel & Trellis Hosted by IMPOSSIBLE (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Boneless IMPOSSIBLE Korean Short Rib with cilantro-lime rice, Danmuji slaw, and kimchee mayonnaise (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • IMPOSSIBLE Lumpia with Thai sweet chili sauce (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Chocolate Cake with black currant ganache, mixed berry compote, and chocolate ice cream (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)


  • Twinings Iced Green Tea with Cranberry and Lime (Non-alcoholic)
  • Parish Brewing Co. Bloom Hazy IPA
  • J. Lohr Wildflower Valdiguié
  • Twinings Iced Green Tea with cranberry and lime with Hangar 1 Makrut Vodka served in a mason jar
Chicken and Waffles, Pollinator Flatbread

The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Chicken and Waffles: Crispy honey-brined chicken and honey sweet cornbread waffle with whipped honey butter and spicy honey (New)
  • Pollinator Flatbread with honey-whipped mascarpone, honey caramelized onions, blueberry gastrique, prosciutto, honey-whipped goat cheese, arugula, honey vinaigrette, and bee pollen (New)
  • Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with honey whipped cream, whipped honey, crystalized honey, honeycomb, dehydrated honey, and fennel pollen meringue kisses


  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with streusel (Non-alcoholic)
  • B. Nektar New Wave Lemonade Mead
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine
  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with blueberry vodka and streusel
Spicy Hot Dog, DOLE Whip, Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade, DOLE Whip with Fanta WDW Food Guide 2023 Flower and Garden Festival

Pineapple Promenade (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Spicy Hot Dog with pineapple chutney and plantain chips
  • DOLE Whip (Plant-based)


  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-alcoholic)
  • DOLE Whip with Fanta (Non-alcoholic)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Tropical Hefe
  • BrewDog Hazy Jane IPA
  • Urban Artifact Teak Tropical American Fruit Tart
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine
  • DOLE Whip topped with Sōmrus Mango Cream Liqueur
  • Pineapple Beer Flight

The Land Cart hosted by AdventHealth

Food Items:

  • Fruit and Cheese Plate: Grapes, strawberries, cheddar, and Mini Babybel Snack Cheese
  • Vegetable Plate: Broccoli, carrot sticks, and tomatoes with dip (Plant-based)
  • Pretzels with Hummus Dip (Plant-based)
  • Cookies ‘n “Cream” Chocolate Mousse Cup (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)

Sunshine Seasons


  • Strawberry-mango Slushy (Non-alcoholic)

Connections Café & Eatery

Food Item:

  • Orange Bird Liege Waffle (New)


  • Flower Drop Cocktail: St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Minute Maid Premium Lemonade (New) 

Quesadilla de Flor de Calabaz

Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

Food Items:

  • Quesadilla de Flor de Calabaza: House-made masa tortillas with squash blossoms, bacon, onion, zucchini, and cheese (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
  • Taco Vampiro: Barbacoa Beef in a Corn Tortilla with crispy grilled monterey jack cheese, salsa ranchera, and esquites (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  


  • Mala Hierba Margarita: Centinela Tequila Reposado, elderflower-chamomile tea, Abasolo Corn Whiskey, and UNA Flower-infused Vodka with a chile salt rim (New)
  • Cristal Margarita: 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Ilegal Mezcal Joven, clarified lemon juice, and orange liqueur in a souvenir cup (New)
  • Craft Mexican Lager
Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer, Pan-fried Vegetable Dumplings

Lotus House (China)

Food Items:

  • Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer with creamy peanut sauce
  • House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons
  • Pan-fried Vegetable Dumplings


  • Classic Bubble Milk Tea (Non-alcoholic)  
  • Cherry Blossom Pilsner Draft Beer
  • Kung Fu Master: Tito’s Vodka, Triple Sec, mango, orange juice, and soda water
  • Tang Dynasty: Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Gold, light rum, strawberry, piña colada mix, soda water, and white boba pearls
  • Tropical Moon: Smirnoff Vodka, Triple Sec, passion fruit, soda water and white boba pearls (New)
Tortelloni Primavera, Budino alle Nocciole

Primavera Kitchen (Italy)

Food Items:

  • Caesar con Gamberett: Baby gem lettuce, shrimp, Caesar dressing, and crispy bread crumble (New)
  • Tortelloni Primavera: Spinach tortelloni, sweet butter, pancetta, corn, peas, and fava beans (New)
  • Budino alle Nocciole: Chocolate-hazelnut pudding with cookie crumble (New)


  • Peroni Pilsner                                                                                     
  • Prosecco                                                                                
  • Moscato                                                         
  • Italian Sangria red or white   
  • Italian Margarita with limoncello and tequila
Frushi, Creamy Shrimp Udon

Hanami (Japan)

Food Items:

  • Frushi: Strawberry, pineapple, and lychee wrapped in sweet rice and pink soy wrap served with whipped cream, drizzled raspberry sauce, and toasted coconut
  • Hanami Sushi: Assorted Nigiri sushi with lemon-cured salmon, soy-marinated tuna, and cured mackerel (New)           
  • Creamy Shrimp Udon: Udon soup with shrimp and spring vegetables (New)       


  • Sakura Cherry Blossom Pilsner (New)          
  • Hakushika Hana Kohaku Plum Sake: Junmai Ginjo blended with Japanese plum (New)  
  • Nigori Dragon Fruit Sake Cocktail (New)                                        
Croissant au Fromage, Daube de Boeuf à la Provençal, Tarte Chocolat Mogador, Beignet Caramélisé

Fleur de Lys (France)

Food Items:

  • Croissant au Fromage de Chèvre, Herbes et Ail Rôtie: Croissant with goat cheese, herbs, and roasted garlic
  • Daube de Boeuf à la Provençal, Compote de Tomate au Romarin Gnocchi à la Niçoise: Provençal-style braised beef, rosemary tomato, and niçoise gnocchi (New)
  • Tarte Chocolat Mogador: Chocolate tart with Valrhona single origin chocolate brownie, walnuts, and raspberry coulis served warm (New)
  • Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized beignet filled with vanilla cream and glazed with caramel fleur de sel


  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Draft Beer
  • VeRy Raspberry: Rosé wine with natural raspberry flavor
  • Kir àla Poire: French sparkling wine with Monin desert pear (New)
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and white and red cranberry juices   

Banana Split Funnel Cake

Funnel Cake

  • Banana Split Funnel Cake: Funnel Cake topped with Banana-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Diced Strawberries, and a Maraschino Cherry drizzled with Chocolate Syrup (New)

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) – Exotic Lemon Tea: A refreshing mix of Frozen Lemon and Iced Tea featuring Exotic Berry notes (Spirited option available featuring Grey Goose Vodka) (New)

Near Canada – MelonadeA tangy blend of Frozen Lemon with a burst of watermelon (Spirited option available featuring Grey Goose Vodka) (New)

World Showcase (Near Disney Traders) – Orange Cream Cold Brew: A smooth blend of French Roast Cold Brew with flavors of orange and vanilla topped with a splash of cream, whipped cream, and coconut shavings (Spirited option available featuring Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur) (New)

The American Adventure – Key Lime Cold Brew: A zesty blend of French Roast Cold Brew with flavors of Key lime and white chocolate topped with a splash of cream, whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbs (Spirited option available featuring Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur) (New)

There you have it, all the delicious eats and sips coming to the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival this year!

I hope you have enjoyed this WDW Food Guide, and I can’t wait to try as many of these delicious dishes as possible!!!

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First Look: The Villas at Disneyland Hotel

The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
Disney Vacation Club

Disney Vacation Club has revealed never-before-seen renderings of the new guest rooms coming to The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, opening in September 2023.

The newest tower at the Disneyland Hotel will blend timeless Walt Disney Animation Studios classics with contemporary designs, delicately curating a celebration of Disney history and immersing guests in the creative storytelling process.

The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
Disney Vacation Club

For Disneyland Resort Magic Key holders, early bookings will open on March 15, 2023, to Disney Vacation Club Members and on March 16, 2023. Reservations will open to the public on March 17, 2023.  

Located just a quick stroll away from the entrance of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure ParkThe Villas at Disneyland Hotel will welcome guests to a variety of themed accommodations, such as duo studios, deluxe studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, and multi-level grand villas.

The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
Disney Vacation Club

Each room includes just-like-home amenities with touches of magic sprinkled throughout, inspired by Disney Animation classics like “The Jungle Book,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Fantasia,” and more.  

The newly imagined duo studio will bring the story of “The Jungle Book” to life. Perfect for two guests, this cozy retreat features a split bathroom with themed tile accents, and a queen-size bed that conveniently tucks into the wall to reveal a sofa when not in use. The deluxe studios will celebrate the stories of “Sleeping Beauty” or “The Princess and the Frog.” Deluxe studios will include a kitchenette, split bathroom, and two queen-size beds to sleep up to four guests.

The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
Disney Vacation Club

One- and two-bedroom villas offer roomier accommodations for larger families, sleeping up to five and nine guests, respectively. The villas include a full-size kitchen and living areas with comfortable sofa seating that can be easily pulled down to reveal a queen-size bed, complete with a story-themed mural above, inspired by “The Princess and the Frog” or “Fantasia.” The comfort continues into the main bedroom, which includes a spacious en-suite bathroom featuring double vanities, a soaking tub with a themed mosaic-style tile mural, and a spa-like shower.

The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
Disney Vacation Club

The three-bedroom grand villas feature multi-level accommodations, sleeping up to 12 guests. Families can enjoy a full-size kitchen on the first floor, large dining area, and a double-sided fireplace connecting the living area to a private outdoor balcony. The first floor is also home to the primary suite, inspired by “Bambi.” Guests will discover more magic as they venture up a spiral staircase to discover a full-size washer, dryer, and two themed bedrooms. One bedroom is inspired by “Frozen” and one by “Moana,” each with two queen-size beds and en-suite bathrooms.

The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
Disney Vacation Club

This will be the fourth tower at the Disneyland Hotel, adding 344 themed rooms to its existing 973 guest rooms. This AAA Four Diamond landmark hotel, exuding the nostalgia, charm, and magic of Disneyland Park, currently features specially-themed Disney suites and a courtyard plaza with two retro-themed pools and two water slides reminiscent of the Monorail Station’s early days. The hotel is part of the Disneyland Resort, steps from the Downtown Disney District and the gateway to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

Rental reservations for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel can be made beginning on March 15 for Disney Vacation Club Members by contacting Member Services at (800) 800-9800 and on March 16 for Disneyland Resort Magic Key holders by contacting (714) 956-6425. On March 17, all guests can book online at Disneyland.com or by contacting (714) 956-6425. Villas are limited in availability, and restrictions apply.

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Peppa Pig Theme Park Turns One

Peppa Pig Theme Park

Yippee! It’s time to celebrate the World’s First Peppa Pig Theme Park turning one.

In honor of the first anniversary, Peppa Pig Theme Park is hosting a three-day-only “Turning One” party, Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26, with oinktastic, limited-time entertainment and activities for little piggies and their families.

Peppa Pig Theme Park

Celebratory Shows

The weekend celebration kicks off on Fri., Feb. 24, with a special welcome show in Mr. Potato’s Showtime Arena when the Theme Park opens at 9 a.m., featuring Peppa and her family. 

Oink and giggle with the limited-time, interactive show, Move, Groove & Celebrate, throughout the weekend, where little piggies can learn fun yoga poses, play Peppa-themed games and join in a celebration dance.

Peppa and her family can’t wait to meet families after the show as part of the festivities.

Peppa Pig Theme Park

Oinktastic Activities

As part of the festivities, little piggies can participate in a scavenger hunt around Peppa Pig Theme Park to help Peppa find her friends so they can celebrate the Theme Park’s first year of fun!

Pick up a party crown and follow the clues around the park to collect stickers of Peppa’s friends for the celebration, all included with Theme Park admission during the event. 

Explore the Theme Park’s six oinktastic rides and six themed playscapes to complete the party crown and snap a picture at one of the themed photo spots along the way.

The fun doesn’t stop inside the park! Families can share their memories with special Instagram stickers to continue the scavenger hunt fun from anywhere.

Peppa Pig Theme Park

Limited-Time Party Treats

What’s a party without treats?

Celebrate the occasion with limited-time party treats from Miss Rabbit’s Diner.

Pick up one of Peppa’s Party Cupcakes, available in vanilla or chocolate with buttercream icing, sprinkles, and a party crown, or get a party pack of cupcakes for the whole family. Enjoy a specialty Celebration Milkshake, a cake batter-flavored treat topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a party crown.

Peppa Pig Theme Park

A LEGOLAND Florida Resort Gold Plus or Platinum Annual Pass is the best way to experience this event and an oinktastic year of fun at Peppa Pig Theme Park.

Learn more by visiting the park’s official website!

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Art in Bloom returns March 24 – 26

Art in Bloom 2023

Council of 101 announces the dates for their 40th annual spring fundraiser, Art In Bloom, March 24-26, 2023. 

From art-inspired floral designs and curated antiques to demonstrations and presentations from world-renowned artists and designers, Art in Bloom has a little something for everyone at Orlando Museum of Arts with show hours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm.

“We are thrilled to bring together such talented floral designers, inspiring speakers, and curated antique dealers for this 40th annual spring fundraiser,” said Linda Cegelis, president of Council of 101. “We look forward to showcasing all the amazing designs and activities and continuing our efforts for art education at the museum.” 

Sponsored by Orlando Health/Winner Palmer Hospital and presented by the Council of 101, proceeds from this annual springtime fundraiser benefit the Orlando Museum of Art. The event will feature special events, an art auction, curated antiques, an outdoor farmers market, and daily entertainment.

Art in Bloom 2023

Art in Bloom Daily Show Features

  • Antique Dealers
  • Appraisal Days
  • Art Auction
  • Blooming Orchids
  • Café 101
  • Floral Interpretations
  • Outdoor Farmers Market
  • Tables in Bloom

Events presented by Council of 101, including Art in Bloom, have raised over $13 million over the years, benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art’s educational and life-long learning programs. These programs reach deep into the community by helping many that are from different walks of life, ages, and income groups.

General Admission Tickets:                                                                     
$20 Adults / $12 Children (Ages 3-12) / $12 Seniors (60+), Military, First Responders
Tickets for general admission and all events are on sale now on Eventbrite. Admission includes access to the Museum’s current exhibitionsArt in Bloom, and Cafe 101. Parking is available on-site for $7.
Advanced, online ticket purchase is encouraged. Tickets will also be available at the door. 
Show Hours: Friday, March 24, 2023, 10 am – 5 pm. Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10 am – 5 pm Sunday, March 26, 2023, 10 am – 5 pm

Special Events:
Thursday, March 23

  • First Look Preview party
  • 7 pm – 10 pm
  • $ 120 per person / Includes show admission
  • Celebrate Art in Bloom at the Opening Night Preview Party, benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art with an evening of elegance. Guests will enjoy exquisite culinary creations, beverages, delightful entertainment, and complimentary valet parking.

 Friday, March 24

  • VIP Champagne Reception with Amanda Lindroth
  • Enjoy an up close and personal VIP bunch with international designer & author of “Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design.”
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • $ 130 per person
  • Special Guest Amanda Lindroth Lecture & Book Signing
  • Please join us to hear Amanda Lindroth speak on her love of classical architecture and timeless interiors, which are layered with comfort and breezy elegance.
  • 11 am – 2 pm
  • $ 50 per person / Includes presentation and book signing

Saturday, March 25

  • Mystery Home Tour
  • Hop on board! Guests will be transported by bus from the Orlando Museum of Art to the undisclosed mystery home. Once guests arrive, they will hear about the awe-inspiring home’s beautiful antiques and special features. This event has very limited availability and will sell out quickly. 
  • Four tours on Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm — check the website for details
  • $ 50 per person / Includes show admission
  • VIP Champagne Reception with Jill Steenhuis
  • Jill Steenhuis, impressionist & author of “Art, Soul & Destiny,” will gather for an intimate brunch where guests will have an exclusive presentation from the artist and a book signing.
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • $130 per person
  • Special Guest Impressionist Jill Steenhuis Lecture & Live Painting Demonstration
  • Guests will be able to experience a live painting demonstration by French Impressionist Jill Steenhuis.
  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • $50 per person / Includes presentation, live drawing, and book signing

 Sunday, March 26

  • Pastels Workshop with Impressionist Jill Steenhuis
  • More than just a drawing class, Jill’s workshop invites you to stretch yourself and go beyond your ordinary perceptions. Experience the creative process of capturing beauty through the senses and activating unique artistic expression with this pastel workshop.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • $250 per person

Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26

  • What’s it Worth? Appraisals
  • Do you have a family heirloom or interesting “find?” Antique expert and Show Manager, Charlie Miller, will give you a professional appraisal of your treasure.
  • 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  • $10 per Item / Verbal appraisal only / General admission ticket required
  • Reservations required. Reservations begin at 11:00 am Saturday and Sunday
  • Limited to two items per person

 For more information, please visit the website or call 407-896-4231 ext. 254.

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Shaka-Laka Shores to Debut at Adventure Island

Shaka-Laka Shores

Adventure Island, Tampa’s Premier Water Park, will open for the 2023 season on March 4, with the park’s newest addition, Shaka-Laka Shores, opening in late March.

The new splash and play zone, located in the heart of Adventure Island, will feature 25 individual elements and a central kid-friendly play structure bound to entertain and engage even the youngest guests.

Shaka-Laka Shores will greet guests as they enter the park and showcase the waterpark’s overarching tropical paradise theme.

The newest addition will have more than two dozen playful elements, and a variety of interactive aquatic components, all within a zero-depth area – ideal for smaller kids – and additional shaded areas.

The newly constructed area will also house three new private cabanas featuring convenient access to the new area. Shaka-Laka Shores joins a comprehensive list of exciting water slides, Endless Surf’s 17,000-square-foot wave pool, an additional kid-friendly option in Splash Attack, and more.

“Shaka-Laka Shores’ vibrant and interactive elements are bound to provide our youngest guests with a playful space to splash and explore,” said Neal Thurman, Park President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island. “Shaka-Laka Shores will bundle the elements of excitement and interactivity to serve as another great option for families experiencing Adventure Island.”

The opening of Shaka-Laka Shores and recently opened attractions, Rapids Racer and Wahoo Remix is part of the waterpark’s largest expansion in more than four decades. Guests are quickly immersed in a revitalized and vibrant theme from a newly designed front entrance and carried over into the park with new lounging areas, additional cabanas, and refreshment locations, such as the full-service Hang Ten Tiki Bar.

Annual Passes Offer the Best Way to Play

Adventure Island’s Annual Pass is the best way to enjoy an entire year of family fun under the sun, including the new Shaka-Laka Shores and exciting seasonal events. Categorized in easy-to-use tiers and starting at $10.50 a month with no down payment, all options provide guests with unlimited seasonal admission and unbeatable benefits like free parking, in-park discounts, and monthly rewards.

Guests can visit AdventureIsland.com to purchase tickets and learn more about the Annual Pass program benefits, new events, special deals, and future announcements.

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Once Upon a Spring at the Gaylord Palms Resort

Once Upon a Spring Gaylord Palms Resort 2022

Once Upon a Spring, the annual celebration at the Gaylord Palms Resort has fun for the entire family blooming around every corner from March 3 to May 14, 2023. 

The event features plenty of oversized pastel eggs, new Adventure Kids’ Clubhouse activities, an Easter Day Buffet, a pirate escape room, a themed scavenger hunt, and everyone’s favorite holiday hares, Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. 

Once Upon a Spring Event Highlights 

Once Upon a Spring Gaylord Palms Resort 2022

Eggspress Yourself  

Larger-than-life Easter eggs and thousands of spring blossoms highlight the Eggspression Garden, a  themed walk-through experience in the atrium. A giant Easter egg archway greets guests on the self-guided trail with plenty of springtime photo spots for that perfect picture to share with friends and family.  

Bountiful Easter Buffet Dining Experience 

On Easter Sunday, April 9, from noon-6 p.m., Villa de Flora will host its annual Easter Buffet. The plentiful  buffet features more than ten stations, including antipasto, house-made bread, gourmet salads, chilled  favorites on ice like jumbo shrimp cocktail and cold-water oysters, a chef-crafted pasta bar, soups, short  ribs, citrus-brined chicken, a seafood paella station, a “knife-to-plate” station with taste-tempting dishes  like leg of lamb, prime rib and smoked ham, a children’s dining station and a delicious selection of  signature desserts. The cost is $75 per adult and $35 per child ages 4-12, plus tax and gratuity. To check  availability and make reservations, guests should visit GaylordPalmsDining.com

Once Upon a Spring Gaylord Palms Resort 2022

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny 

Mr. Easter Bunny will meet guests inside the resort each Saturday from March 4-April 8 at 1:30 p.m., 2:30  p.m., and 3:30 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 9, the Easter Bunny will pose for photos at 10 a.m., 11 a.m.,  noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Mrs. Easter Bunny will also make special appearances on April  9, meeting guests at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. 

Kids Get Crafty in an All-New Adventure Kids’ Clubhouse 

Younger guests and their families can visit the all-new Adventure Kids’ Clubhouse, where they explore  the world around them and enjoy activities with the help of a special guest. This season’s special guest is  The Gardener, who will help kids create the perfect springtime craft – custom-painted flowerpots. 

Get Hopping with a Springtime Scavenger Hunt 

Young guests and families can embark on a springtime search throughout the resort in the Spring-A-Long  Scavenger Hunt. Exploring a 4.5-acre garden of spring flowers and seasonal pastel colors, families work  together and follow clues in their activity booklet during the at-your-own-pace activity. Guests who  complete the quest receive a springtime surprise to help celebrate their puzzle-solving prowess.

Pirate and Princess Weekends 2021 Gaylord Palms Resort

Find Hidden Treasure in a Pirate Escape Room Experience 

Ahoy! Guests are invited to set sail on a springtime adventure in the Pirate’s Treasure Escape Room.  Captain Hornswaggle’s wife, Emerald, has recruited guests to her crew to pillage the Captain’s quarters  and claim his most valuable treasure. A series of puzzles, games, and riddles reveals the treasure’s secret  location, challenging guests to solve them before the Captain returns and makes them walk the plank.

Watch Dive-In Movies in a Splashy Cinema 

Each Saturday during the celebration, overnight guests are invited to take in a Dive-In Movie on the large  video wall near the zero-entry pool in Cypress Springs Water Park. Guests can enjoy the silver screen  selections from the swimming pool or from seating around the pool. 

Pirate and Princess Weekends 2021 Gaylord Palms Resort

More Adventure Kids Fun in a Live Stage Show 

Younger explorers are invited to join Seth the Sea Turtle, Ava the Alligator, and Adventure Kid Sophie on  Saturdays inside the Gaylord Palms atrium to discover the wonders of the spring season in an interactive,  live show. These springtime shows occur at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. 

Springtime Lights Come Alive in ‘Bloom’ 

When night falls at Gaylord Palms, a salute to springtime takes place in the skies above the atrium on the  resort’s animated light curtains in the “Bloom” light show. Festive flowers, pastel Easter eggs, and bouncing bunnies come to life in the colorful display. Guests in select main atrium-view rooms can watch  the show from the comfort of their balcony. 

Gaylord Palms Spring it On Easter 2021

Packages and Tickets  

Gaylord Palms is offering “Welcome to More” Spring packages that include guest rooms and event tickets. For tickets or room packages for Once Upon a Spring, guests may visit GaylordPalms.com.  

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SeaWorld Orlando Celebrates Mardi Gras

SeaWorld Orlando Mardi Gras Seven Seas Food Festival February 2023

It’s carnival time in Orlando as SeaWorld invites guests to celebrate Mardi Gras during the Seven Seas Food Festival with all the sights, sounds, and flavors of New Orleans’ favorite time of year. 

The park will be transformed into an incredible festival on select dates between February 16 – 26, with unforgettable offerings included with park admission!

SeaWorld Orlando Mardi Gras Highlights

  • Pop-Up Parade: The Wild Arctic Plaza will come to life as entertainers, bead captains, stilt walkers, and musicians bring the Mardi Gras spirit to SeaWorld during this special pop-up parade. (Select times from 12:30 – 6 p.m.)
  • Live Music: Immerse yourself in the music of New Orleans as our live band brings Cajun and jazz classics to Orlando. (Select times from 12:30 – 6 p.m.)
  • NEW Kids Craft Activity: Kids are invited to get crafty and create their own Mardi Gras masks at our Kids Craft Zone, then show them off at the Street Party.
SeaWorld Orlando Mardi Gras Seven Seas Food Festival February 2023
  • Street Party: The sights and sounds of Bourbon Street will take over Wild Arctic Plaza with a DJ, street performers, and dance party. (Select times from 12:30 – 6 p.m.)
  • NEW Gulf Coast Flavors: Enjoy classic Gulf Coast flavors as part of our Seven Seas Food Festival with added menu items such as Cajun Seafood Boil and Frozen NOLA Hurricanes in addition to all the sips and savors throughout the festival. (1:00 p.m. to park close.)
SeaWorld Orlando Mardi Gras Seven Seas Food Festival February 2023

More SeaWorld Orlando Concerts Announced!

In addition to adding Mardi Gras festivities to the Seven Seas Food Festival, SeaWorld Orlando is adding MORE artists to the Seven Seas concert lineup, including: 

  • March 5: Tenille Townes (Country)
  • March 12: Sean Kingston (Pop)
  • March 19: Hanson (Pop)
  • April 8: Cory Asbury (Country)
  • April 15: Chris Lane (Country)
  • April 16: The Marshall Tucker Band (Country)
  • April 22: Tito Nieves (Latin)
  • April 23: Kameron Marlowe (Country)
  • April 29: The Commodores (R&B)
SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival 2021

Best Way to Savor and Sip

Guests can discover endless combinations of food and drink offerings with a Seven Seas Food Festival Tasting Lanyard.

Guests can embark on their culinary journey with a 10-sample lanyard for $70 or take it up a notch with the fan-favorite 15-sample lanyard for the best savings.

SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members get the VIP treatment and can purchase 18 samples for $15!

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Dr. Phillips Center 2023 Summer Camps

Dr. Phillips Center 2023 Summer Camps

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced its lineup of 2023 summer camps that are on sale now.

These week-long camps held in June and July at the arts center’s AdventHealth School of the Arts are available for students of varying ages and skill levels in various performing arts featuring musical theater and comedy.

Dr. Phillips Center is also accepting applications for auditions for its annual summer productions. Students ages 13 to 19 can audition for a role in the Pre-Professional Production of Bring It On: The Musical, culminating in two performances in the arts center’s acoustically remarkable Steinmetz Hall.

Aspiring actors ages 19 to 25 are encouraged to audition for the Summer Stock Production A Chorus Line culminating in five performances open to the public in Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater.

Register for summer camps by Thursday, April 20, and save $30. Visit DrPhillipsCenter.org for more information. 

Dr. Philips Center 2023 Summer Camps

Musical Theater: Take It From The Top

Ages: 10–18

June 12–16, 2023

The Take It From The Top program is returning to the Dr. Phillips Center. This Broadway week is a unique opportunity to learn from a talented team of experienced Broadway professionals and a professional casting director.

Broadway veterans design this professional Broadway workshop Paul Canaan (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Cage Aux Folles, Miss Saigon) and Tony Award Nominee Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde, Wicked, Hairspray and Ruthless). 

Participants will explore the “triple threat” of music, dance, and theater with a final performance for an invited audience of family and friends in Steinmetz Hall. Explore the process of casting, auditions, and rehearsals with mentorship from Broadway performers, directors, choreographers, and a casting industry professional. 

Pre-Professional Production: Bring It On: The Musical

Ages: 13–19

June 19–July 1

Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass, and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On: The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness.

Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, Bring It On features an original story by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Pulitzer- and Tony-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Hamilton), music by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning composer, Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist, Amanda Green (High Fidelity), and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Join their cast this summer as they put on in just 80 hours of rehearsal, and get to perform in Steinmetz Hall. 

Each rehearsal will consist of blocking, character development work, vocal rehearsals, choreography, and tech rehearsals combining lighting and sound elements to create full professional production.

There will be two performances open to the public after the program concludes. Tickets can be purchased for the public to attend at $25 each. 


Auditions: Once registered, participants will be asked to submit a video audition singing a 16–32 bar cut of a musical theater song selection of their choice in a similar style to the show as their audition submission for lead and supporting roles – due Sunday, June 11. 

Callbacks: Saturday, June 17 | 9 a.m–4 p.m.

Everyone will receive a callback notice and/or dance call for Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Cast List: We’ll announce the cast Sunday, June 18, before the first rehearsal on June 19. 

Rehearsals: June 19–30 | 9 a.m–5 p.m. 

This is a full 2-week commitment (no rehearsal on June 24 or 25) 

Bring food for a 1-hour lunch break (closed campus).

Performances: June 30 & July 1 | 7 p.m. in Steinmetz Hall

Ages: 13–19

Tuition: $625 for pre-registration | $655 starting April 21

There will be no refunds honored after callbacks begin on Saturday, June 17

Capacity: 60 students 

Comedy: Improv Intensive with SAK Comedy Lab 

Ages: 8–10

July 5–7, 2023

The arts center’s annual Improv Intensive will provide an opportunity to delve into comedy, stand-up, monologue, and improv while working through various acting and improvisational methods with expert improvisers.

Learn how to share creativity with a scene partner and incorporate the audience’s energy.

This three-day intensive will help students grow in skill, craft, and artistry as an actor.

Friends and family will be able to see the student’s performance in the final showcase on a professional stage.  

Musical Theater: Best of Broadway

Ages: 6–10 

July 10–14, 2023

Calling all singers, dancers, and actors! Students learn how to sing, act and dance to the best songs from favorite Broadway classics and new works! The arts center’s Broadway-themed Musical Theater week will help students develop this story by expanding vocal technique, character development, dance, and stage presence.

Friends and family will be able to see the student’s performance in the final showcase on a professional stage. 

Musical Theater: The Magic of Disney

Ages: 6–10

July 17–21, 2023

Be their guest and join the adventure of a lifetime as students bring the magic of musical theater to life during the Disney-themed musical theater week.

Students will tell a thrilling story through theatrical performance combining songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance while moving through their favorite Disney movies!

Friends and family will be able to see the student’s performance in the final showcase on a professional stage. 

Musical Theater: Universal DreamWorks Adventure

Ages: 6–10

July 24–28, 2023

We’re dreaming big during this musical theater week! This week will explore the various lessons of individuality, friendship, kindness, and confidence from popular Universal DreamWorks films such as Trolls, Madagascar, and Shrek through script reading, singing, and dancing.

Friends and family will be able to see the student’s performance in the final showcase on a professional stage. 

Summer Stock Production: A Chorus Line

Ages: 19–25

June 4–August 6

Calling performers ages 19–25 that have completed at least 1 year of college! Aspiring actors are encouraged to audition. 

A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition.

Exploring professional Broadway performers’ inner lives and bittersweet ambitions, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus Line was instantly recognized as a classic.

Five performances will be open to the public in Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater. Tickets can be purchased for the public to attend at $29.95 each

Ages: college performers and post-grad professionals 19–25

Audition Notice

If interested, please submit a headshot, resume and audition video of a 32 bar cut of a classic musical theater piece that fits the era to auditions@drphillipscenter.org by June 4. Subject should say “A Chorus Line Audition: First Initial. Last Name.” (A.Smith)

Invited Callbacks: Friday, June 9 from 5–9 p.m. 

Cast List Announced: Sunday, June 11

Rehearsals 5–9 p.m.: 

  • July 5–7 
  • July 10–13
  • July 17–20
  • July 24–28

Tech Week 5–9 p.m.: 

  • July 31–August 3

Performances in Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater:

  • Friday, August 4 @ 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 5 @ 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 6 @ 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
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Wekiva Paint Out Celebrates 17th Year

Wekiva Paint Out

The Wekiva Paint Out returns for its 17th year, bringing world-class artists from around the country to Wekiva Island and Wekiwa Springs State Park for a week of plein-air painting inspired by the natural Florida surroundings from February 27 to March 4, 2023.

The event raises money for the Wekiva Wilderness Trust and Keep Seminole Beautiful to help keep the river clean, protect it, and make it a place future generations can enjoy.

“There’s nothing like the Wekiva Paint Out,” said Mary Weinaug, the event’s organizer and Executive Director of Keep Seminole Beautiful. “The surroundings are already stunning, but to see what these incredible artists create and capture here brings it to another level. You truly have to see it with your own eyes.”

Visitors can do just that around Wekiva Island, the state park and the river during the week, as they can stop by to watch artists work. They can also see completed works at the gallery at Wekiva Island, all of which are for purchase. They can even buy work straight from the easel. In addition, the Wekiva Paint

Wekiva Paint Out

2023 Wekiva Paint Out Highlights

Live Auction—7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 1. Bids will fly as an auctioneer leads the live auction for pieces from each artist. The energy is electric, and bidders might even get a deal on an original piece of art.

Nocturne and Pasta Bar—5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 3. Guests can tour the full gallery and grab a bite at Without a Paddle Café’s build-your-own-pasta bar night at Wekiva Island for $14.95. Artists will also be working around the Island to capture the evening scene.

Amateur Quick Draw competition—Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Paint with the pros and potentially win! Amateurs can enter to compete for cash prizes for $30/per person.

All-Inclusive Gala—See what the artists have created all week and celebrate with food, live music, and beer/wine for $50/per person or $90/per couple.

Wekiva Paint Out

The first Wekiva Paint Out was held in 2007. Wekiva Island became the host in 2009 after Bill Weinaug purchased the property. The event combines Wekiva Island’s core tenets: Art and Sustainability.

For more information, a full schedule and tickets to special events, visit their official website.

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Downtown Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party

Downtown Sanford Mardi Gras 2023

Downtown Sanford will bring the Big Easy to Central Florida with the ninth annual Mardi Gras Street Party.  

Grab your beads and let the good times roll!

From 4 to 9 p.m., guests can enjoy great food, music, and fun for a cause at this beloved community event. 

The festival, hosted by The West End Trading Co. and Historic Downtown Sanford, will take place in the ‘Famous L’ of beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford and feature food trucks, live music, craft beer, cocktails, and more. 

Live jazz music will fill the air courtesy of Kid Dutch Perseverance Brass Band and The Smoking Jackets, two of Florida’s favorite brass roots jazz and cover bands. 

Downtown Sanford Mardi Gras 2023

The parade starts on 6th Street and Sanford Avenue, where guests can gather at 3:30 p.m.

When the clock strikes 4 p.m., attendees will sashay their way down Sanford Avenue alongside musicians, dancers, artists, and golf carts to ‘The Famous L’ between West End Trading Co. and Celery City Craft where the party continues. 

“The Mardi Gras Street Party is one of our favorite Sanford events and we’re so excited to celebrate with everyone again!” said Paul Williams, owner of The West End Trading Co. “It’s a great way for the community to support Meals on Wheels and enjoy local vendors, live music and delicious food and drink.” 

The beneficiary, Meals on Wheels, has provided home-delivered meals and transportation services to the seniors of Seminole County since 1973.

In the past eight years, the Mardi Gras Street Party has raised thousands of dollars for this charity.

Loggerhead Distillery, Abita Brewing Company, and NÜTRL Seltzer sponsor the 9th Annual Mardi Gras Street Party.

About Historic Downtown Sanford

The Historic Downtown Sanford District in Central Florida is a global travel destination featuring award-winning restaurants, craft breweries, gastropubs, shopping, world-class events, street festivals, concerts, theaters, art galleries, and a spectacular marina featuring fishing, boating, and dinner cruises.

The “Famous L” is located on Palmetto Avenue from 1st St to 2nd St, and 2nd St between Palmetto Ave and Sanford Ave. The area is referred to as the “Famous L” because many major events in Historic Downtown Sanford are hosted there like Sanford Mardi Gras, Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival, St Paddy’s Day Truck Pull, Sanford Food Truck Fiesta, Hurricane Party Music Festival, and more.

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Serengeti Flyer Opening February 27

Serengeti Flyer Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Serengeti Flyer will have riders swinging into spring at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay when the attraction opens on February 27, 2023.

About Serengeti Flyer

With each swing, riders will soar higher and higher above Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s expansive 65-acre Serengeti Plain while experiencing multiple negative-G moments before plunging back toward the Earth. 

Serengeti Flyer will feature twin dueling arms that soar progressively higher, reaching speeds of 68 mph and a maximum height of 135 feet at the ride’s peak. Guests will be seated back-to-back in rows of 10 across two gondolas, allowing 40 guests to experience the ride at once.

“Serengeti Flyer’s thrilling ride experience is bound to provide riders with a pulse-pounding encounter that can only be found at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay,” said Neal Thurman, Park President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. “We believe that Serengeti Flyer will be the perfect high-thrill addition to our world-class portfolio of attractions including Iron Gwazi, the Golden Ticket Award Winner for the Best New Roller Coaster in 2022.”

Unlimited Thrills in Store with a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass or Fun Card

Enjoy the breathtaking thrill of Serengeti Flyer all year long with a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass or 2023 fun card. Starting as low as $14 per month with exclusive pass member benefits valued at over $400, a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass is the best way to experience this all-new attraction.

Guests looking for incredible savings can pay for a day and get the rest of 2023 free with Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s limited-time fun card offer, which provides unlimited access to the park’s world-class attractions, award-winning entertainment, up-close animal encounters, and vibrant seasonal events.

This thrilling new addition coming to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is one that I really cannot wait to experience!!!

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Disney Twenty-Three goes Into the Grid

Disney Twenty Three Spring 2023

The newest issue of Disney Twenty-Three looks at the attraction coming to Walt Disney World, a century of storytelling with Disney100: The Exhibition, leaping into the Quantum Realm, and so much more!

Greetings, programs! The race is on to the opening of TRON Lightcycle / Run this spring, where users will step out of reality and into the Grid while on this exhilarating attraction at Magic Kingdom Park. Based on the ground-breaking sci-fi classic TRON (1982) from Walt Disney Studios, as well as its sequel TRON: Legacy (2010), TRON Lightcycle / Run brings the digital world to Walt Disney World Resort with 3,000 feet of speed, sounds, and sights to light up the sky.

In an exclusive interview, Chris Beatty, Portfolio Creative Director for Walt Disney Imagineering, prepares readers to be digitized, revealing the story and excitement that await guests.

“We wanted to make sure TRON Lightcycle / Run is fun and thrilling and delivers on the heart and soul of TRON and the excitement of racing on the Grid,” Beatty says in the Spring issue of Disney twenty-three.

Find out how the Imagineering team powers up on this promise through an action-packed race, cutting-edge technology, a brand-new soundtrack, and elements from the films.

Disney Twenty Three Spring 2023 Disney100 The Exhibition Art

Disney100: The Exhibition, opening February 18 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, takes guests on an immersive journey through Disney’s storytelling legacy, one that is sure to ignite a sense of joy and nostalgia while also tugging on the heartstrings.

Explore this one-of-a-kind exhibition with a behind-the-scenes look at the themed galleries, innovative technology, and rarely-seen treasures from the Walt Disney Archives’ vault that offer new perspectives on these beloved stories.

Disney Twenty Three Spring 2023 Marvel Quantumania

The highly anticipated Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)—the continuation of the Multiverse Saga—kicks off with the release of Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania on February 17.

As readers take the leap into the Quantum Realm, stars Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Jonathan Majors (Kang the Conqueror), and director Peyton Reed share big details about this microscopic universe. As Rudd tells Disney twenty-three, “This movie is bigger in every way and will play an important part in what’s going to follow in the MCU.”

From the beginning of Phase 5 to the end of an era, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and his band of former renegades turned rag-tag heroes reach their final chapter when Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 opens this May. New and returning cast members, including Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Will Poulter (Adam Warlock), and Pom Klementieff (Mantis) give readers a first look at what’s in store for this motley crew of misfits as they finally find their “place in the universe,” share what it was like to film this concluding installment of the Guardians’ story, and tease the emotional roller coaster to come.

The new issue, available exclusively to Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, also takes readers to Disney Parks around the world with a roundup of some of the cute and not-so-cuddly current residents at Disney’s Animal Kingdom; a journey through 40 years of Tokyo Disney Resort with a look ahead to its future; a toon-tastic tour of the exhibit highlighting Mickey Mouse’s illustrious career featured in the queue for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland Park in California; and a visit to Penny Proud’s princess party with a Disney twist on The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.

Plus, as part of Disney’s 100th anniversary and to thank D23 Gold Members for being part of Disney’s official fan club, every issue shipped to members will include a magnet featuring the Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone Statue, created by artist James Fauntleroy.

Also, in the Spring 2023 issue of Disney twenty-three:

  • A Spring Break reading list featuring books by award-winning authors that revisit classic stories
  • The creatures, characters, convoys, and locations—both nostalgic and new—in the Star Wars universe you can find in The Mandalorian
  • A special By the Numbers: Disney100 looking back at the beginning of The Walt Disney Company—the first in a four-part series
  • Regular features include D Society, Character Analysis, and Ask the Walt Disney Archives

Disney twenty-three is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps and is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving before the end of February.

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About D23
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on D23.com; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

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