Raglan Road Celebrates 15th Anniversary

It is going to be a big party at Disney Springs when Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant celebrates its 15th anniversary on Wednesday, October 21st. 

Raglan Road Disney Springs Mighty St Patricks Day Festival Great Irish Hooley Raglan Road Disney Springs 2016

On that day Raglan Road will offer guests a bevy of food, beverage, and retail specials:

  • Select Entrees reduced to $15 to include Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s To Die For Pie, Bangin’ Bangers and Mighty Mash, and the OMG Burger
  • $15 15-year-old Irish Whiskey Flight
  • $15 Beer Flights for Two
  • 15% off Cooke’s of Dublin meals
  • 15% off Shop for Ireland retail purchases
Raglan Road Irish Pub Disney Springs

You can’t celebrate what’s to come without looking back at how it all started! 

The dining, shopping, and entertainment district Disney Springs was still called Downtown Disney in 2005 when the authentic Irish pub, owned and operated by Irish partners John Cooke and Paul Nolan, opened its doors offering a lively mix of authentic Irish entertainment, contemporary Irish cuisine, and a warm interior of aged walnut and mahogany woods from old Irish bars and churches was built in Ireland and shipped to Orlando.

Raglan Road Irish Pub Disney Springs

Now situated at The Landing at Disney Springs and having garnered multiple dining and entertainment awards through the years, Raglan Road features daily choreographed Irish stage shows by talented bands and an award-winning step-dance troupe. A dining destination for travelers and locals, Raglan Road last month earned Orlando magazine’s 2020 Reader’s Choice first-place Dining Award for Best Live Music Entertainment. The pub’s popular annual Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival and its Labor Day weekend boutique Irish music festival, the Great Irish Hooley, have welcomed many thousands of festival-goers each year.

Initially featuring lunch, dinner, and late-night pub grub, Raglan Road in 2013 introduced its Rollicking Raglan Brunch on Sundays, eventually expanding to Saturdays, as well. The popular weekend brunch last month also earned an Orlando magazine Reader’s Choice 2nd place Dining Award for Best Brunch. 

Raglan Road Irish Pub Disney Springs

A Traveler’s Choice award winner for consecutive years, Raglan Road in 2020 also earned the exclusive honor of placing in the top 10 percent of restaurants worldwide thanks to travelers’ reviews and ratings.

In addition to the pub’s modern Irish cuisine, the menu features a wide selection of craft beers and ales, hand-crafted cocktails, Irish coffee drinks, plus wine and bubbly, too. The Raglan Road children’s menu offers options for every young palate.

Raglan Road closed in mid-March due to pandemic-related restaurant shutdowns and reopened in June after incorporating a long list of safety measures throughout the restaurant. Guests can book socially-distanced tables for dinner and for the Rollicking Raglan Weekend Brunch. Drop-in guests may find distanced seating at one of the pub’s bars, in one of three dining rooms, or on the patio, but reservations are highly recommended.

Raglan Road Irish Pub Disney Springs

Currently, Raglan Road also features live entertainment nightly including a suite of shows featuring Irish bands and dancers. Guests also can enjoy shows beginning at noon during the weekend Rollicking Raglan Brunch.  Dinner is served from 4-11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday Brunch is served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The pub’s Shop for Ireland boutique is open daily and packed with everything from cookbooks and kitchen wares to a wide selection of apparel, jewelry, flat caps, ball caps, and foodstuffs. Cooke’s of Dublin, the Irish quick-service restaurant adjacent to the pub, offers traditional favorites like Dublin-style fish & chips, burgers, and savory pies to carry out, eat in or devour at an outside table from noon to 10 p.m.

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Chef Mickey’s to Debut New Breakfast

Chef Mickey's Breakfast December 16

I am really excited that Mickey Mouse and his pals will be returning to breakfast at Chef Mickey’s restaurant in Disney’s Contemporary Resort on December 16, bringing some new items to the menu inspired by their favorite dishes. 

When Chef Mickey’s reopens the menu will feature traditional breakfast favorites as well as new dishes that are sure to be crowd-pleasers!

Chef Mickey's Breakfast December 16

First, guests will be able to try the new Mickey’s “Celebration” Pancake, featuring whipped cream, celebration sprinkles, shimmering pixie dust, and more.

Chef Mickey's Breakfast December 16

For something a bit more savory, you can choose to enjoy the new “Loaded” Potato-Cheese Casserole topped with smoked bacon crumbles and chives.

Chef Mickey's Breakfast December 16

Last but not least is Goofy’s Banana Bread French Toast that combines unique flavors of banana bread baked in zesty orange-scented French toast batter, Espresso-mascarpone cream, toasted bananas, and chocolate crumbles.

If you can’t decide on which new item to try, you’ll be able to taste all three as part of an all-you-care-to-enjoy family-style feast with other traditional breakfast favorites.

When Mickey and friends return, the experience may look a little different than the last time you visited, but you can still expect to smile, wave, and make unforgettable memories with some of your favorite characters as they parade through the restaurant in their chef’s best.

Reservations for Chef Mickey’s character breakfast will open on October 17, based on availability. In addition, Disney Resort hotel guests can make reservations up to 60 days in advance plus the length of their stay (up to 10 days). For more information, please click here.

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Food and Wine Classic: Limited Edition Tickets Available

Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Fall 2020 September 2020 October 2020

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has released the menu for the Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition on Friday, October 30.

The resort is also opening up this experience by offering guests
not staying at the resort a way to experience this intimate version of the annual popular event with individual event-only tickets available for two weekends.

Event-only tickets are available for Saturday, October 24, 2020, for $75 per person and Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition on Friday, October 30, 2020 for $110 per person.

Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Fall 2020 September 2020 October 2020

The October 30 Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition menu will include:

  • Carved standing rib roast with roasted fingerling potatoes, mushroom, pearl onion, and red wine sauce from Shula’s Steak House
  • Sorghum glazed heritage pork collar with braised greens, white corn spoon bread, and caramelized brussels sprouts from Smokin D’s BBQ
  • Arkansas “BLT” with fried green tomato, double smoked bacon, iceberg lettuce, and pimento cheese from Cabana
  • Seared sustainable salmon with caramelized savoy cabbage, asparagus, and Dijon cream from Todd English’s bluezoo
  • Cocoa chitarra pasta with cauliflower alfredo sauce and parmesan cheese from Il Mulino
  • Chile Colorado Bowl with green chile braised duroc pork, steamed rice, pickled apple-cabbage slaw, and crispy chicharrones from Frida’s Kitchen
  • Dessert station from two-time world pastry champion Chef Laurent Branlard
  • More than 40 beer, wine & spirit offerings

If you want to find out more about my time at the Sip, Savor, and Stay Saturdays, you can check out the @onthegoinmco Instagram Story!

To book, call 407-934-1609 daily between 9 am – 4 pm.

It’s important to know that these events are limited to those 21 and older. 

For more information visit: www.facebook.com/swananddolphin.

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Disney Resort and Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide

Disney Resort and Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide

I was really excited to share the Disney Parks Blog’s Fall Treat Guide for the Disney Parks, and now it’s time to look at the yummy treats that are available at the Walt Disney World resort hotels and Disney Springs.

The treats being offered this season look ghoulishly good and are available on various dates throughout the fall.

Enough talking…let’s get to the good stuff!!!

Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT HOTELS

Walt Disney World Resort Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide Halloween 2020

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Mike Wazowski Dome Cake (Available Sept. 20-Oct. 31 at Capt. Cook’s) – Milk chocolate cake dome with white chocolate icing
  • Halloween Minnie Cupcake (Available Sept. 20-Oct. 31 at Capt. Cook’s) – Chocolate cupcake with milk chocolate “rocky road” filling
  • Poisoned Apple Cocktail (Available through Nov. 1 at Barefoot Pool Bar) – Vodka, melon liqueur, blue curaçao, and pineapple juice with a novelty glow cube

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 

  • Spooky Rum Punch (Available Through Oct. 31 at Banana Cabana) – Caribbean rum, sour apple liquor, and cranberry juice garnished with a Purple Poison Apple Novelty Glow Cube
Walt Disney World Resort Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide Halloween 2020

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Monster Cupcake (Available at Contempo Café Oct. 29-31) – Confetti cupcake filled with candy bar custard and purple buttercream
  • Pumpkin Pie Tart (Available at Contempo Café Oct. 26-29) – Pumpkin pie tart with cinnamon whipped cream

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (All Items Available at Roaring Fork Sept. 27-Oct. 31)

  • “Going Batty” Halloween Cupcake  Chocolate cupcake with cookies and cream filling and ganache icing
  • Spooky Mickey Brownie – Classic brownie topped with a dark chocolate spider
Walt Disney World Resort Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide Halloween 2020

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Pop’s Potion Cocktail (Available through Oct. 31 at Petals Pool Bar) – Coconut rum, melon liqueur, pineapple and orange juice, Sprite, and blue curaçao floater with gummy worm garnish and purple Poison Apple Novelty Glow Cube

Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (All Items Available Oct. 1-Nov. 1)

  • Monster Cookie Bag (Available at The Artist’s Palette, Good’s Food To Go, and Conch Flats General Store) – Sweet and salty chocolate chip, pretzel, and candy-filled cookie bites
  • Pumpkin Spiced Whoopie Pie (Available at The Artist’s Palette) – Chocolate whoopie pie filled with a pumpkin-spiced marshmallow and garnished with a spider web chocolate decor
  • Caramel Cauldron Cupcake (Available at The Artist’s Palette, Good’s Food To Go, and Conch Flats General Store) – Chocolate cupcake filled with a salted caramel buttercream and sauce garnished with chocolate flames and a witch’s broom
Walt Disney World Resort Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide Halloween 2020

Disney’s Riviera Resort – Le Petit Café

  • Pumpkin Mousse (Available Sept. 17-Nov. 28 starting at 12pm daily) – Pumpkin mousse with pumpkin cheesecake and autumn-spiced sable
  • Jack O Lantern Mousse (Available Oct. 30-31 starting at 12pm daily) – Pumpkin mousse with pumpkin cheesecake and Autumn spiced sable
  • Pumpkin Glacé Coffee (Available through Nov. 28) – Frozen blend of coffee, pumpkin purée, and fall spices topped with cinnamon whipped cream and salted caramel crispy pearls
Walt Disney World Resort Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide Halloween 2020

Disney’s BoardWalk – BoardWalk Bakery (All Items Available Oct. 26-Nov. 1)

  • Candy Corny Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake filled with white chocolate candy corn mousse and decorated with orange and yellow buttercream swirls, yellow crispy pearls, and a white buttercream ghost
  • Ghostly Mickey Brownie – Mickey-shaped brownie topped with chocolate ganache and garnished with meringue ghosts
  • Witch’s Mallow-Hat – Breton cookie topped with a marshmallow witch’s hat, coated in dark chocolate, and garnished with Halloween sprinkles
Walt Disney World Resort Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide Halloween 2020

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club (All Items Available Sept. 22-Oct. 31)

  • Tiramisù (Available at The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace) – Classic tiramisù with coffee flavor, a chocolate pretzel skeleton, and marshmallow skull
  • Candy Corn Cupcake (Available at The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace) – Vanilla cupcake with chocolate Mickey ears
  • Pumpkin Whoopie Pie (Available at The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace) – Pumpkin cake with brown butter cream cheese filling and sprinkles
  • Pumpkin Spiced Butter Pecan Shake (Available at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop) – Pumpkin-spiced butter pecan shake with chocolate sauce and orange icing topped with a pumpkin cupcake and decorated with assorted chocolate crispy pearls

DISNEY SPRINGS

Walt Disney World Resort Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide Halloween 2020

Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Candle Petit Cake (Available through Nov. 2) – Layers of chocolate biscuit, vanilla chiffon and cookies and cream mousse with a layer of cookie cream
  • Halloween Minnie Mousse (Available through Nov. 2) – Carrot cake with pumpkin mousse and marshmallow mousse
  • Pumpkin Crème Brûlée (Available through Nov. 27) – Pumpkin custard, leaf cookie, and candied pecans
  • Novelty Pumpkin Tire Straw (Available through Nov. 2)
Walt Disney World Resort Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide Halloween 2020

The Ganachery 

  • Minnie Frankenstein Piñata (Available through Oct. 31) – Dark 65% chocolate sphere decorated with modeling chocolate and edible “bolts” filled with milk chocolate-covered vanilla bean marshmallows and crispy pearls
  • Caramel Ganache Skulls (Available through Oct. 31) – Dark 65% chocolate skulls filled with creamy caramel ganache
  • Hot Sipping Chocolate (Available through Nov. 2)
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Ganache Squares (Available through Nov. 2)
Walt Disney World Resort Disney Springs Fall Treat Guide Halloween 2020

AristoCrépes

  • Oogie Boogie Worms in Dirt (Available through Nov. 2) – Mint ice cream, chocolate cookie crumbs, and gummy worms
  • Bug Juice (Available through Nov. 2) – Vodka, raspberry liqueur, melon liqueur, and blue curaçao with house-made sweet-and-sour and topped with cranberry juice and gummy worms 
  • Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket

D-Luxe Burger

  • Pumpkin Milk Shake (Available Through October) – Vanilla gelato, caramel, pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie baking spices, whipped cream, and pumpkin pie baking spices on top 

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

  • Poison Apple Glow Cube (Available Through Nov. 2)

The Daily Poutine(All Items Available Through Nov. 1)

  • Oktoberfest Poutine– French Fries with stout gravy, bratwurst sausage, sauerkraut, and cheese curds
  • Canadian Apple Slushy – Apple whisky with Odwalla Lemonade, caramel, and apple topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle

Dockside Margaritas (All Items Available through Nov. 2)

  • Black Magic Margarita – Tequila, orange liqueur, house-made sweet-and-sour, and black cherry purée
  • Poison Apple Glow Cube 

Outdoor Bars (All Items Available Through Nov. 2)

  • Witch Way– Vodka and blue curaçao with pineapple and orange juices 
  • Jack-O-Lantern– Rum, dark rum, orange liqueur, lemonade, and orange juice with a float of grenadine
  • Shimmery Star Cosmo
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw

Select Outdoor Vending Locations (All Items Available Through Nov. 2)

  • Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket
  • Halloween Novelty Glow Cubes
  • Halloween Novelty Straws
  • Mickey Pumpkin Premium Popcorn Bucket
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Spring Fall Treat Guide!

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Disney Parks Fall Treats Guide for 2020

Walt Disney World Fall Foodie Guide Halloween 2020

Fall at Walt Disney World brings fun celebrations, festive decorations, and mostly delicious Fall Treats, and the Disney Parks Blog shared the Foodie Guide to Fall Treats that includes something for everyone. Selections include pumpkin spice, apple and cinnamon delights, sweet sips, and fun novelties to name a few.

In addition to the Fall Fun at the Magic Kingdom Park, these Fall treats are available in all four parks of the Walt Disney World Resort!

All offerings below are available now unless otherwise specified.

Happy snacking!

Magic Kingdom Park

2020 Fall Treats at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Mickey Cinnamon Roll (Available at Main Street Bakery) – Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll drizzled with orange and white icing 
  • Cinnamon Donuts (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Served in a Hitchhiking Ghost Novelty container 
  • Hades Nachos (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Black bean nacho chips with “fiery” buffalo chicken, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, salsa, and jalapeño 
  • Constance’s For Better or For Worse Wedding Cake (Available at Liberty Square Market) – Citrus cake with raspberry Bavarian cream, whipped cream flowers, and a chocolate axe 
Walt Disney World Fall Foodie Guide Halloween 2020
  • Pumpkin Spiced Waffle Sundae (Available at Sleepy Hollow) –Pumpkin spice-flavored waffled topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and sprinkles 
  • Poor Unfortunate Souls Float (Available at Storybook Treats)– Cream cheese soft-serve, black raspberry syrup, and Coke 
  • Pumpkin Spice Milkshake (Available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, sprinkles, and a Mickey-shaped marshmallow straw
  • Pumpkin Spice Soft-Serve Sundae (Available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Served as a sundae topped with whipped cream, caramel, and sprinkles
Walt Disney World Fall Foodie Guide Halloween 2020
  • Mickey Monster Mash Burger (Available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café) – Burger with Meunster cheese, potato barrels, bacon, and sriracha aïoli 
  • Headless Horseman Rides Again (Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace) – Strawberry DOLE® Whip with Fanta Strawberry and a Headless Horseman Novelty Straw 
  • Not So Poison Apple Cupcake (Available at Pinocchio Village House) – A spiced apple cupcake with pecan crunch buttercream themed after a poison apple 
  • Orange and Black Sugar Churros (Available at Various Churro Carts and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) 
  • Oogie Boogie Dice Novelty Glow Cubes (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants) 
Walt Disney World Fall Foodie Guide Halloween 2020
  • Jack Skellington Sipper (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants and Outdoor Vending Locations) 
  • Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts) 
  • Mickey Pumpkin Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts) 
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts)
Walt Disney World Fall Foodie Guide Halloween 2020
  • Hitchhiking Ghost Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Liberty Square Popcorn Cart) 
  • Hitchhiking Ghost Sipper (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants) 
  • Madame Leota Sipper (Available at Sleepy Hollow) 

EPCOT

  • Halloween Cupcake (Available on Halloween Day Only at Sunshine Seasons) – Choice of vanilla or chocolate cupcake with buttercream and a Mickey Pumpkin garnish 
  • Nemo & Squirt’s Noggin Concoction (Available on Halloween Day Only at Coral Reef Restaurant) – Chocolate brownie stuffed with a chocolate chip cookie topped with white chocolate-covered pretzels and a Mickey Pumpkin Garnish 
  • Halloween Sugar Cookie (Available on Halloween Day Only at Traveler’s Café and Garden Grill) – Sugar cookie topped with Halloween Sprinkles 
  • Liquid Nitro Cake Pop (Available on Halloween Day Only at Desserts & Champagne Marketplace in World Showplace for EPCOT Taste of International Food & Wine Festival) – Liquid nitro chocolate cake pop with Halloween sprinkles 
  • Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available Canada Popcorn Cart and Fife & Drum) 
  • Green Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Eats at EPCOT Experience and Mission Space Popcorn Cart) 
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at all EPCOT Popcorn Locations) 
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Sunshine Seasons and Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue) 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Walt Disney World Fall Foodie Guide Halloween 2020
  • Scar Cupcake (Available at Creature Comforts, Flame Tree Barbecue, and Restaurantosaurus) – Red velvet cupcake with toasted marshmallow filling, chocolate marshmallow frosting, chocolate pebbles, white chocolate flames, and an edible icing image  
  • Spooky Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Non-Alcoholic) (Available at Flame Tree Barbecue and Isle of Java) – Sprite with Monin Apple Syrup poured over ice, garnished with a rock candy apple straw, a gummy worm, a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and a sugar lime rim 
  • Rotten Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Alcoholic) (Available Flame Tree Barbecue) – Angry Orchard and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky over ice, garnished with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and gummy worms 
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Tamu Tamu, Trek Snacks, Restaurantosaurus, TriloBites, and Outdoor Vending Ice Cream Carts)  
  • Purple Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Trek Snacks) 
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at Trek Snacks) 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World Fall Foodie Guide Halloween 2020
  • Poison Candied Apple (Available at Trolley Car Café) – Apple and caramel mousse covered in red glaze with a crunchy candy base 
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Cannoli (Available at PizzeRizzo) – Pumpkin cheesecake mixed with a hazelnut praline crunch in a cannoli shell 
  • Pumpkin Tiramisu (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café) –Layers of cream mascarpone and spiced pumpkin cake 
  • Box of Bones Chocolate Éclair (Available at Backlot Express)– Chocolate éclair with dark chocolate mousse and white chocolate bones 
Walt Disney World Fall Foodie Guide Halloween 2020
  • Frozen Apple Cider (Non-Alcoholic) (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, and PizzeRizzo) – Served with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube 
  • Frozen Apple Cider with Crown Royal Regal Apple (Alcoholic) (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, and PizzeRizzo) – Served with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube 
  • Orange Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Anahiem Produce, Hollywood Popcorn, and Animation Popcorn) 
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, PizzeRizzo, and Anaheim Produce) 

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The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Debuts Foodie Staycations

UPDATED: The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has extended its new Sip, Savor and Stay series to a seventh weekend by offering a second Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition taking place on Friday, Oct. 30, 5:30pm – 8:00pm. 
Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Fall 2020 September 2020 October 2020

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotel has created a resort exclusive series of weekly food and drink themed events this fall called Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays: A New Twist on the Food & Wine Classic Experience.

Starting September 19th, every Saturday evening from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm through October 24, a different culinary experience will take place exclusively for guests staying on the new Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays overnight package.

Each themed event will feature an intimate atmosphere with a limited capacity implemented with the latest in responsible food delivery safety measures and social distancing procedures to create an entertaining, unforgettable, mouthwatering experience. 

Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays Details

The Sip, Savor and Stay Saturday events are created by the resort’s award-winning food and beverage team and are inspired by elements of the popular Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic elements like the Champagne Lounge, barbecue favorites, and Oktoberfest. 

The Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays weekend event lineup is as follows:

Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Fall 2020 September 2020 October 2020
  • September 19: Bubbles Lounge

A lounge experience showcasing the finest in sparkling beverages with perfectly paired small bites to complete the experience. Taste the base varietals of traditional Champagne along with various sparkling wine styles from around the world.

Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Fall 2020 September 2020 October 2020
  • September 26: Beer Garden

A celebration of hops with a variety of ales, lagers, and pilsners served alongside pub favorites.  

Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Fall 2020 September 2020 October 2020
  • October 3: Italian Wines & Bites

A delicious trip for guests’ taste buds across the Atlantic showcasing top Italian wines varietals from across the country’s famed regions from Sicily to Tuscany to Piedmont. 

Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Fall 2020 September 2020 October 2020
  • October 10: Smokin’ D’s Bourbon, Beer, & BBQ

A selection of BBQ favorites handcrafted by the resort’s executive chef Dan Herman along with the best in bourbon and beer samplings. Smokin’ D’s menu items are annual favorites at Food & Wine Classic and only offered at the resort select times each year.

Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Fall 2020 September 2020 October 2020
  • October 17: Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition (5:30-8:00pm)

A new Food & Wine Classic experience, this event features fan favorites from the well-known Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic in a more intimate setting.

Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Fall 2020 September 2020 October 2020
  • October 24: Oktoberfest Biergarten

An Oktoberfest party with German-themed music and tastings alongside a full selection of brews.

A one-night Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays package offers guests a chance to celebrate the culinary arts all weekend long.

In addition to exclusive access to the Saturday evening event, guests can enjoy a different specialty themed pop-up food truck each Saturday by the resort pool (available to all resort guests and not included in the package), as well as convenient, walkable access to the Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, just 1,000-steps away.

Tickets are available exclusively as a resort package. Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays one-night packages start at $295 and include access for two adults. The October 17 Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition experience, which will feature extended hours and expanded offerings, will start at $395 for a one-night package. Events are limited to those 21 and older.

Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Fall 2020 September 2020 October 2020

Safety

All Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays events will be indoors and limited to 100 participants, except for the Food & Wine Classic: Limited Edition experience which will be limited to 200 participants in a larger space.

Among the protocols that will be implemented for each event are:

  • Temperature check at the entrance for all attendees,
  • Plexiglass walls for all food service,
  • All cast members wearing PPE,
  • Each group will receive their own socially distanced reserved table,
  • Touchless menus, and
  • Clearly marked social distancing signage.

For more information, guests can visit www.SwanDolphin.com.

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Magical Dining Begins Next Week

UPDATE: Visit Orlando Magical Dining has been extended until October 31st!!!!

I am really excited to share that Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining starts next week with an absolutely amazing charity!

Visit Orlando Magical Dining

If you aren’t familiar with it, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining offer diners to experience fine dining in Orlando at a great value with a $35 three-course, prix-fixe menu supporting local businesses and helping to feed others in need.

Visit Orlando Magical Dining Chef 2019

This year Magical Dining will run August 28 through October 4 with new additions that encourage dining with confidence.

Participating restaurants are going above and beyond with new safety measures; new takeout and delivery meal options for in-home dining; and the website now designates venues that also offer open-air and outdoor dining.

The OrlandoMagicalDining.com website is now live for diners to review menus of participating restaurants, make reservations, and see options for outdoor seating, takeout, and delivery.

Visit Orlando Magical Dining

“Visit Orlando originally started this program 15 years ago to support local restaurants during the off-season, and this year is literally the most significant and longest off-season these businesses have ever faced,” said George Aguel, president and CEO of Visit Orlando. “Supporting this program is a positive benefit for all – residents get to enjoy fine dining at a value, local businesses can put employees to work, and Central Florida residents in need will receive meals through this year’s charity recipient, Feed the Need.”

Recognizing the significant impact of the pandemic on the local economy, this year’s charity provides food for local residents in need. The beneficiary, Feed the Need Florida, is feeding those who are struggling to access food during the COVID-19 crisis.

Visit Orlando Magical Dining 2020

Since the program launched in late March, over 1 million meals have been served, and funds raised through Magical Dining will help feed thousands more. The effort is led by Orlando nonprofit 4Roots, plus public and private partners, to support Florida farmers, preserve and create jobs, and prepare nutritious meals to be served throughout Central Florida.

“We are honored to be a beneficiary of this year’s Magical Dining program,” said John Rivers, Founder & CEO, 4Roots & 4 Rivers Restaurants. “Although the COVID-19 crisis has shined a light on our efforts to feed those in need, the beautiful families and children we’re feeding today were hungry before COVID-19, and they’ll be hungry after COVID-19. We pray that others will join us in this cause, come beside us, and help make it happen.”

Due to limited seating capacity at participating restaurants, diners are strongly encouraged to make reservations in advance to ensure securing their preferred dates and times.

Foodies are encouraged to check the website for new additions.

If you are comfortable eating out, the 38 days, which includes six weekends, of Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining allows you to support local restaurants and our community.

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Celebrate National Rum Day at Plancha

National Rum Day is being celebrated Sunday, August 16th, and Plancha at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando will be featuring the Loco Coco Mojito from 11 am to 4 pm for $10 (specially priced).

Four Seasons Resort Orlando Plancha Loco Coco Mojito
The Signature Loco Coco Mojito Cocktail

The Loco Coco Mojito features two rums in this refreshing tropical drink, RumHaven Coconut, and barrel-aged Papa’s Pilar Blonde rum, artfully mixed with fresh mint, lime, and splash of Prosecco!   

For guests wanting to celebrate National Rum Day before then, the best deal is to enjoy a Signature Mojito at Plancha Happy Hour, available Tuesday through Saturday from 3 pm to 6 pm! 

Happy Hour includes $5 Draft Beer, $5 off select Wines by the Glass, and  $7 Signature Margaritas & Mojitos along with select $8 Appetizers.

Self-parking is available at Plancha, and in addition to physically distanced seating in the air-conditioned restaurant, there is also seating on the beautiful lakeside terrace.

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Ole Red Battle of the Bands Coming Soon

Today Ole Red Orlando has announced a new weekly competition series that will entertain guests with some of the best up-and-coming country music talent from around the nation and provide local and regional artists opportunities to showcase their talents on a national stage as the performances will be live-streamed across each venue.

Ole Red Orlando Blake Shelton ICON Park Ole Red Battle of the Bands
Ole Red Orlando

Ole Red Battle of the Bands begins on Wednesday, August 19th, and will take place across all Ole Red locations, giving fans in Orlando; Nashville and Gatlinburg, Tenn.; and Blake Shelton’s hometown of Tishomingo, Okla., virtual experiences of visiting each Ole Red location in one night. Fans can vote for their favorites and the winning band will take home bragging rights and a cash prize.

The program will be hosted every Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Bands will play two songs, including one original and one cover, and guests will receive a special offer just for participating in the voting process.

The inaugural Ole Red Battle of the Bands features the following artists:

  • Orlando: Bryan Malpass
  • Gatlinburg: Dismal River Boys
  • Nashville: Monroeville
  • Tishomingo: Telina Rudd
Ole Red Orlando Stage Ole Red Battle of the Bands

Ole Red Orlando features live music nightly with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting for a concert-quality music experience as well as indoor and outdoor private event areas and three bars. The venue is equipped with a large stage and concert-level production and sound capabilities, along with a video wall and additional LED screens. For the full live programming calendar, menus and upcoming special events, visit olered.com and follow Ole Red on social media @olered.

In partnership with the company’s official wellness advisor, Vanderbilt Health, each Ole Red location has taken precautions to ensure the safety of its guests and employees. For more information, visit olered.com.

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Krispy Kreme Birthday Celebration

Krispy Kreme 83rd Birthday Celebration

Krispy Kreme will celebrate its 83rd birthday by giving fans the hottest, freshest deal of year on Friday, July 17: one FREE Original Glazed dozen with the purchase of any dozen AND extended Hot Light hours.

“After 83 years, we’re still hot … and fresh … and delicious,” said Chief Marketing Officer Dave Skena. “On our birthday, Krispy Kreme fans get the gifts. This year we’re giving away a FREE Original Glazed dozen with purchase of any dozen, and running the Hot Light day and night because we sure need something sweet to happen in 2020.”

On Friday, July 17, all Krispy Kreme shops throughout Central Florida will provide one free Original Glazed dozen with the purchase of any dozen while lighting the iconic Hot Light earlier and keeping it on later.

Krispy Kreme 83rd Birthday Celebration

Guests can enjoy doughnuts dining in at certain shops as Krispy Kreme continues to put the well-being of guests and team members first by complying with government and health-related safety guidelines. 

Doughnuts also are available via takeout in the lobby, through the drive‑thru, or by ordering online or through the official app for pick-up.

Share how you’re celebrating their hottest birthday ever with a FREE dozen by using #KrispyKremeORL and tagging @krispykremeORL on local Twitter and Instagram channels.

For more information regarding the one‑day-only birthday offer and extended Hot Light hours, please visit krispykreme.com/promos/birthday.

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Summer Nights 2020 at Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Summer Nights 2020

Modified with enhanced health and safety measures to keep guests safe, the Summer Nights event offers summer fun every Friday-Sunday from July 17 to August 16.

Summer Nights is returning to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this weekend with an all new laser and fireworks finale, tasty seasonal eats, and extended park hours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until August 16. 

Cooler nighttime temperatures and enhanced health and safety measures provide guests at Busch Gardens a more comfortable and safe summer escape with their favorite thrills.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Summer Nights 2020
📸 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

End a Day Full of World-Class Coasters with a BOOM:

After coasting the day away on Florida’s best thrill rides, guests can watch the park light up in a whole new way with an exciting fireworks and laser finale each weekend. 

In a physically distant setting, guests can enjoy a dazzling combination of lasers and fireworks with plenty of space to spread out on the Festival Field.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Summer Nights 2020
📸 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Indulge in Limited-Time Summer Flavors:

Park guests are invited to the biggest backyard BBQ in the neighborhood with a limited-time menu including frozen cocktails and delicious twists on summertime classics.

From gourmet hot dogs with specialty toppings to a collection of desserts and drinks inspired by the iconic s’more, guests can grab their favorite dish on the way to the fireworks, including:

  • BBQ classics: Kung Pao ribs, pulled pork and brisket chop sandwiches
  • Loaded Mac & Cheese featuring your choice of beef short ribs or the park’s popular “Boujee” bacon from the Food & Wine Festival
  • Pick-Your-Pack Specialty Cupcakes: including Chocolate Oreo Explosion, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Spiced Apple Salted Caramel, Chocolate Chocolate Chip S’mores and FUN-Fetti Delight.
  • Spicy Strawberry Jalapeño and Summer Lime Margaritas
  • Assorted frozen cocktails and much more!
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Expanded Health and Safety Measures:

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is committed to the health and safety of our guests, employees, and the animals in their care. 

The park has worked diligently with state and local health officials, outside consultants, and attraction industry leaders to enhance their already strict health, safety, and cleanliness standards. 

These protocols and guidelines will be modified based on evolving industry standards and methodologies, public health, governmental directives, and advancing scientific knowledge on the transmissibility of COVID-19.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is excited to continue to provide guests with fun, inspiring, and memorable experiences, while addressing important health and safety needs during this time. 

For detailed information about the measures that guests can expect when visiting the park, including key operational changes, visit buschgardens.com/tampa/safety.

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A Taste of Epcot to Debut at the Park

A Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2020

One of the best times of year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort is the annual EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, and Imagineers have cooked up a creative and modified festival experience that will be the longest festival yet – A Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival!

This new take on the foodie festival will debut July 15 and continue through the fall, offering over 20 signature global marketplaces like Hawaii, Hops & Barley, and Islands of the Caribbean, spaced out around the park. 

A Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2020

The Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival combines the floral fun of Flower & Garden with the global goodies of the annual Food & Wine Festival.

If you didn’t get to see the park’s newest topiary, Remy, in the France pavilion, or to purchase any Flower & Garden merchandise, this is your chance! 

A Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2020

For scavenger hunt fans, Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak scavenger hunt returns to take guests on an adventure to find their favorite ’Tiny Chef’. 

While we don’t have information about the Food & Wine merchandise yet, we are sure to share the information as the products join the fun later on after the festival begins. 

While popular musical acts during the “Eat to the Beat Concert Series” often pack the house, they will not be a part of the Take of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in an effort to accommodate proper physical distancing. 

However, there will be plenty of music to enjoy at America Gardens Theatre with local EPCOT entertainment such as Mariachi Cobre, the JAMMitors and more. 

It’s going to be awesome to see these fan favorites perform throughout the day, giving audiences more options to enjoy them. 

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Pointe Orlando Offers Father’s Day Specials

This Father’s Day why not take Dad out to rediscover Pointe Orlando as a culinary destination on I-Drive to take advantage of some special offers and menus for Father’s Day.

Capital Grille at Pointe Orlando Cocktails
The Capital Grille

Reserve your table today for a three-course dinner and treat dad to Capital Grille favorites, world-class wines, and always attentive service ($245 for four or $135 for two).

Prefer to celebrate at home this year? Preorder for curbside pickup Father’s Day Weekend featuring The Capitol Butcher and Accompaniments to Share and Pair at Home recommendations including the Stoli Doli.  

Maggiano's Little Italy at Pointe Orlando Handcrafted Classic Cocktails
Maggiano’s Little Italy

Pick up a cold-prepped Father’s Day bundle for an easy and delicious family meal.

Cold-prepped means our chefs have done all of the hard stuff – just heat and enjoy when you’re ready.

This bundle is $99 and generously serves four including Mini Meatballs in Marinara Sauce, Chicken Piccata, Mom’s Lasagna, New York Style Cheesecake, and much more.

The Pub at Pointe Orlando Pub Classic Burger
The Pub Orlando

The Pub offers a unique combination of British hospitality and American flair. The gastropub-style menu incorporates brilliant pub fare with an extensive beverage selection.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room at Pointe Orlando Cold Water Lobster
Oceanaire Seafood Room

The Oceanaire Seafood Room offers an inviting, high-energy atmosphere and features a spacious and comfortable dining room.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room offers ultra-fresh seafood and shellfish flown in daily from around the world with daily menu changes.

Celebrate Dads with a family meal and 15% off your gift card purchase.

Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando Meat Platter
Taverna Opa

Dad eats free with a family-style menu for four or more people or celebrate Dad at home with Papa’s Feast for $69 to serve two or three with a Greek salad, Spanakopita, a meat platter with lamb chops, chicken kebob, beef kebob, pork loin, sliced gyro, and much more.

Pointe Orlando
About Pointe Orlando

Pointe Orlando features retail, restaurant, and entertainment options, including an eclectic mix of award-winning restaurants, many unique to the area. For more information on additional re-openings and safety precautions for the continued health and well-being of our community, visit www.pointeorlando.com.

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Ole Red Orlando Announces June 19 Opening Date

Ole Red Orlando Blake Shelton ICON Park
Ole Red Orlando

Get out your calendar, because Ole Red Orlando will open at ICON Park on International Drive on June 19.

Ole Red Orlando Blake Shelton ICON Park
Ole Red Orlando

The 17,289-square-foot venue includes two levels with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting for a concert-quality music experience, as well as indoor and outdoor private event areas and three bars. The venue features a large stage and concert-level production and sound capabilities, along with a video wall and additional LED screens.

Programming will include curated concert line-ups, showcases for up-and-coming talent, and live music throughout the week.

Ole Red Orlando Blake Shelton ICON Park
Ole Red Orlando

A made-from-scratch, Shelton-inspired menu will feature Ole Red signature items, specialty cocktails, an extensive selection of beer and wine, and Orlando-only specialties.

With its scheduled open date of April 14 delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant will open with strict adherence to CDC and local health department safety guidelines.

Ole Red Orlando Blake Shelton ICON Park
Ole Red Orlando

The venue will operate with physical distancing by positioning tables at least six feet apart. Every guest in the restaurant will have a seat at a table, and only groups of six or less will be seated together. There will be no standing in the restaurant, and dance floors will be closed to ensure physical distancing. Food and drink menus, plates, silverware, and condiments will be single-use and disposable.

Staff will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and receive temperature checks before shifts. Cleaning protocols and precautions have been elevated above the recommended requirements with proactive sanitary and disinfectant measures. The bathrooms have been renovated with hands-free soap, paper towels, and faucets. Hand sanitizer stations throughout the building will be available for guests to use as needed.

For more information on the opening, visit www.olered.com/orlando.

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City Works Announces Reopening

City Works Disney Springs West Side Walt Disney World
Photo: City Works

City Works Eatery & Pour House at Disney Springs announced it will reopen Wednesday, June 10.

City Works is located next door to the NBA Experience and is Disney Springs’ premier sports restaurant and bar with its high-definition TVs; 90 local, regional, and global craft beers on tap; and a menu offering brilliant twists on American classics.

With a video wall that features a 168-inch, high-definition video screen complemented by four 110-inch and 12 65-inch screens, City Works is the perfect place to watch sports as professional leagues begin to announce their returns.

City Works Queso Dip - Reopening June 10
Queso Dip

To celebrate its reopening, City Works is “gettin’ cheesy” with new menu items as part of its limited menu featuring:

  • Queso Dip that offers hot chorizo and pepper jack cheese to give it a subtle kick.
  • Rigatoni with goat cheese to make it creamy and delicious. Gluten-free pasta is also available.
  • Smoked Cheddar Mac is an adult version of classic mac and cheese, enhanced with bacon lardons and smoked cheddar cheese.
  • Their Tex Mex Mac is topped with crispy tortilla strips, providing a crunch to balance the creaminess of the dish.
City Works Rigatoni - Reopening June 2020
City Works Rigatoni

In addition to the new menu items, City Works is constructing a new canopy over its outdoor dining area that will soon be available for guests who prefer dining outside.

City Works offers 30-40% of its draft beer taps dedicated to local breweries and eight wines on draft. Guests can enjoy Happy Hour specials, including $2 off well drinks, local craft beers, glasses of wine, and $7 bar bites Monday through Thursday 3-6 p.m.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday-Sunday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Rock and Roll Brunch will return on weekends soon.

City Works Disney Springs West Side Walt Disney World
Photo: City Works

City Works will implement a number of safety measures upon reopening. This includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all team members and increased cleaning protocols and precautions, including scheduled sanitizing of all shared su­rfaces eve­y 30 minutes, required hand washing every 20-30 minutes and seating following social distancing guidelines. City Works has created a Shift Safety Manager position to ensure these protocols are being followed. Hand sanitizer stations also will be located throughout the restaurant for guests.

If you are looking to make reservations to visit, make sure to visit their OpenTable page!

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