The Edison to Host Exciting Evenings

The Edison at Disney Springs has some exciting events coming up this May – including a new Mixology Series featuring Espolón Tequila, and an intimate evening of specially curated sips of Old Forester and light bites – that are perfect for the ultimate date night.

The Edison Old Forester Dinner
  • OLD FORESTER DINNER, A WALK THROUGH TIME
  • May 12 from 6-8:30PM

Join The Edison at Disney Springs for curated mixology and culinary experience, where attendees will take a walk through time, tasting four one-ounce pours of differently aged bottles of Old Forester, featuring the Kentucky straight bourbon whisky from 1870, 1897, 1910, and 1920.

As guests try each whisky, they will also enjoy an accompanying four-course meal, featuring a delectable dish that has been skillfully paired to highlight the different tasting notes of every aged bottle.

For example, Old Forester 1870 — a whisky with notes of baked clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg, as well as citrus-fruit mix — will be served with the tart and salty mixture of bacon and blue cheese.

The Old Forester dinner will take place on May 12, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Edison’s Tesla Lounge. Tickets are $150++ per person and are extremely limited. Ages 21 and older only. 

Event Menu includes:

  • 1 oz. Old Forester 1870 paired with Bacon and Blue Cheese
  • 1 oz. Old Forester 1897 paired with Peppered Steak and Arugula salad
  • 1 oz. Old Forester 1910 paired with ½ Lobster Tail in bourbon brown butter sauce
  • 1 oz. Old Forester 1920 paired with Peaches and Bourbon
The Edison
  • MAY MIXOLOGY SERIES
  • May 10, 17 and 25, from 6-8PM

This May, The Edison at Disney Springs will offer Espolòn cocktails and accompanying bites for its monthly mixology program.

Each week, guests will indulge in two deliciously curated cocktails, highlighting the notes of sweet agave, lemon zest, and tropical fruit of three types of tequila: Espolòn Blanco, Espolòn Reposado, and Espolòn Anejo.

The specialty beverages will be coupled with savory Mexican-inspired dishes to highlight the smooth tequila, like deep-fried churros served with Mexican chocolate sauce and seared corvina tacos.

These expertly paired samplings will take place on May 10, May 17, and May 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Edison’s Lake Side Patio. Tickets are $65++ per person per week and are extremely limited. Ages 21 and older only. 

Event menus include:
May 10 – Featured Spirit: Espolòn BlancoCocktails

  • “Summer Sin” – Espolòn Blanco Tequila, blackberries, agave, lime juice, cilantro
  • “Fresas Con Crema” – Espolòn Blanco Tequila, strawberry puree, fresh vanilla bean paste

Bites

  • Tequila and lime marinated shrimp served with roasted corn salsa and cilantro crema
  • “Mexican Hot Chocolate” – deep fried churros, Mexican chocolate sauce, whipped cream

May 17 – Featured Spirit: Espolòn ReposadoCocktails

  • “Izta” – Espolòn Reposado Tequila, Grand Marnier, orange bitters, chocolate bitters, agave and served smoked
  • “An Afternoon on the Yucatan” – Espolòn Reposado Tequila (watermelon, cucumber and basil Infused) Fresh Yuzu, watermelon juice, topped with bubbles

Bites

  • Braised pork served with roasted marble potatoes, pearl onions and orange chili syrup 
  •  Seared Corvina Tacos served with cucumber, watermelon salad, basil, Yuzu and aioli

May 25 – Featured Spirit: Espolòn AnejoCocktails

  • “Tangerine Dreams” – Espolòn Anejo Tequila, tangerine juice, fresh vanilla bean paste, Electric Dust
  • “Abuelita” – Espolòn Anejo Tequila, Habanero bitters, chocolate bitters, Crème de Cacao

Bites

  • Sweet and citrus roasted sticky wings tossed in tangerine honey sauce
  •  Coffee-rubbed pork tenderloin served with sautéed quinoa, Cipollini and kale
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WDW Foodie Guide: Mother’s Day Treats

WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, May 8th if you needed an extra reminder, in this WDW Foodie Guide, we are going to look at all the sweet treats to celebrate around the Walt Disney World Resort!

WDW Foodie Guide: Mother’s Day Treats

Mother's Day dessert from Coral Reef RestaurantWDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Walt Disney World Resort

EPCOT

Coral Reef Restaurant (available on May 8)

  • Mother’s Day Dessert: Strawberry-pistachio dome with strawberry-lemon gel and ruby chocolate powder (New)

Le Cellier Steakhouse (available on May 8)

  • Mother’s Day Dessert: Strawberry mousseline, pistachio chiffon, strawberry jelly, caramelized chocolate crumble, and raspberry meringue (New)
Mother’s Day Cupcake WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Sunshine Seasons (available on May 8)

  • Mother’s Day Cupcake: Red velvet cupcake with chocolate chip fudge filling and caramel buttercream

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

World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, End Zone Food Court (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • Mother’s Day Dessert: Strawberry mousse with strawberry compote and lemon curd (New)
Strawberry Bliss Cupcake WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Landscape of Flavors (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • Strawberry Bliss Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with strawberry boba topped with strawberry buttercream and white vanilla wafers with white chocolate and nonpareils (New)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Boma – Flavors of Africa (available on May 8)

  • MOM-mosa: A refreshing combination of Sparkling South African Graham Beck Brut Rose, X-Fusion organic mango and passion fruit liqueur, and pomegranate juice (New)
Jumbo Cupcake from BoardWalk Bakery WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

BoardWalk Bakery (available on Mobile Order from May 5 through 8)

  • Jumbo Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake, peanut butter filling, vanilla buttercream, white crispy pearls, and a white chocolate Mrs. Jumbo and Dumbo (New)
Strawberry Rose Cupcake from Centertown Market and Spyglass GrillvWDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Centertown Market and Spyglass Grill (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • Strawberry Rose Cupcake: Rose-scented cupcake filled with strawberry rose mousse topped with strawberry buttercream and white chocolate décor (New)

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Contempo Café (available on Mobile Order on May 8)

  • Chocolate Strawberry Tart: Chocolate mousse tart topped with strawberry crémaux and strawberry balsamic compote (New)

Steakhouse 71 (available on May 8)

  • Mother’s Day Brunch: Spring into the seasons with a scrumptious brunch as you celebrate your family legacy over dishes like Walt’s Prime Rib Hash, Floridian Eggs Benedict, and Bacon & Eggs. (New)
Mother’s Day Mimosa Cake from Gasparilla’s Island Grill WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gasparilla’s Island Grill (available on Mobile Order from May 6 through 8)

  • Mother’s Day Mimosa Cake: Golden sponge cake topped with a chocolate Cinderella slipper filled with mimosa-flavored mousse (contains alcohol)

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Capt. Cook’s (available on Mobile Order from May 6 through 8)

  • Mother’s Day Sweet Treats Box: Guava macarons, a coconut macaroon with white chocolate drizzle, and a pineapple cheesecake crème puff (New)

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Everything POP Shopping & Dining (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • Strawberry Bliss Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with strawberry boba topped with strawberry buttercream and white vanilla wafers with white chocolate and nonpareils (New)

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside

Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory and Riverside Mill (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • Mother’s Day Cupcake: Lemon-scented cupcake filled with fresh blueberry compote topped with vanilla buttercream and fondant flowers (New)
Mini Dessert Chocolate Box from Le Petit Cafe WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Le Petit Cafe (available May 8)

  • Mini Dessert Chocolate Box: Hand-crafted chocolate box with a ganache brownie, raspberry macaron, and lemon madeleines (New)
Mother’s Day Cupcake from Roaring Fork WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Roaring Fork (available on Mobile Order from May 6 through 9)

  • Mother’s Day Cupcake: Raspberry swirl cupcake filled with raspberry custard and crispy pearls topped with lemon buttercream and chocolate and fondant décor (New)
Sweeter Than Roses dessert from The Marketplace at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

The Marketplace at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace (available on Mobile Order from May 5 through 8)

  • Sweeter Than Roses: Raspberry mousse and chocolate cake with a ruby red raspberry center and chocolate and fondant décor

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie (available from May 6 through 9)

  • “I Love You Mom” Dessert: Coconut cream, chocolate mousse, and Grand Marnier jam on a coconut chiffon (New)  
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WDW Foodie Guide: Earth Day

With Earth Day coming up on April 22, it’s time for another WDW Foodie Guide to showcase all the goodies that the Walt Disney World Resort is serving up!

The Earth Day selection features a bevy of limited-edition delights inspired by some of the world’s most beautiful creatures while embracing the environments they come from. 

Flamingo Cupcake at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park WDW Foodie Guide: Earth Day

Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Pizzafari and Flame Tree Barbecue (available on Mobile Order through April 28) 

  • Flamingo Cupcake: Strawberry cake filled with strawberry compote and crowned with guava frosting, strawberry crisp pearls, and white-chocolate wings

Drinks at Dawa Bar and Dino Diner

Dawa Bar 

  • Lion’s Fury: Jungle juice, Red Stag Bourbon Whiskey, Fireball Whiskey Floater, and a fiery glow cube (available through April 28)
  • Tiger Tail Pale Ale: Celebrating Florida’s tiger swallowtail butterfly, this pale ale features notes of passionfruit, strawberry, and grapefruit (available through April 28) 

Dino Diner (available through April 28) 

  • Sea Turtle: Frozen blue raspberry and frozen lemonade with a wave of blue cotton candy on top
Cocktails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park WDW Foodie Guide: Earth Day

Isle of Java (available through April 28) 

  • Red Crowned Cane: Frozen Coke with frozen cherry and a crown of cotton candy 

Restaurantosaurus Lounge 

  • Crave the Wave: Refreshing vodka, blue curaçao, lemonade, and a lemon wheel (available through April 28)
  • Tiger Tail Pale Ale: Celebrating Florida’s tiger swallowtail butterfly, this pale ale features notes of passionfruit, strawberry, and grapefruit (available through April 28)
Honey Bee Cupcake at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park WDW Foodie Guide: Earth Day

Creature Comforts and Restaurantosaurus (available on Mobile Order through April 28) 

  • Honey Bee Cupcake: Orange cake, honey Bavarian filling, honey frosting, and a white chocolate honeycomb
Loggerhead at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park WDW Foodie Guide: Earth Day

Terra Treats (available through April 28) 

  • Loggerhead: Sprite and Granny Smith apple syrup over ice with a gummy worm, sugar lime rim, and souvenir glow cube (non-alcoholic) 
Cocktails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Satu’li Canteen (available on Mobile Order through April 28) 

  • Kiwi Margarita: Kiwi Monin syrup with lime juice, sour mix, and Tcorazon Tequila Blanco 

Thirsty River Bar 

  • Yeti Sunset: Jack Daniels whiskey, strawberry monin, and lychee lemonade (available through April 28) 
  • Tiger Tail Pale Ale: Celebrating Florida’s tiger swallowtail butterfly, this pale ale features notes of passionfruit, strawberry, and grapefruit (available through April 28)
Chocolate Boot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge WDW Foodie Guide: Earth Day

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The Mara (available on April 22) 

  • Plant (Based) in Boot: Chocolate Spice Cake with Coconut Ganache in a Chocolate Boot (Plant-based) (New)
Garden Cupcake at Disney's BoardWalk WDW Foodie Guide: Earth Day

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn 

BoardWalk Bakery (available on Mobile Order from April 18 through 22) 

  • Garden Cupcake: Lemon cupcake with a lemon curd filling topped with vanilla buttercream and white chocolate ladybug (New)
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WDW Foodie Guide: Easter Treats

When you think of Spring in the parks you will think of the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, but I look forward to the WDW Foodie Guide with delicious Easter treats around Walt Disney World!

What makes this Easter more festive, gorgeous hand-crafted Easter egg displays are back and sprinkled across Walt Disney World Resort hotels!

WDW Foodie Guide: Easter Treats

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Walt Disney World Resort

Available at Multiple Resorts April 10 through 23

  • Coconut Sugar Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cake cupcake filled with pineapple topped with cream cheese buttercream and a coconut sugar bunny (available on Mobile Order) (New) Available at the following:
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Sassagoula Floatworks at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
    • Riverside Mill at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Everything Pop at Disney’s Pop Century Resort

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

World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, and End Zone Food Court (available on Mobile Order from April 10 through 23)

  • Spring Into Easter: Strawberry mousse with blueberry compote and lemon curd on vanilla cake (New)
WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The Mara (available on Mobile Order from April 10 through 17)

  • Raspberry Fields: Pistachio financier, raspberry gelée, lemon curd, and a white chocolate glaçage (New)
WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Beach Club Resort Lobby (available through April 17)

WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Belle Vue Lounge (available through April 30)

  • Cotton Tails Daiquiri: Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Chambord liqueur, pure cane syrup, lime juice, and raspberry garnished with an orange peel (New)

BoardWalk Bakery (available on Mobile Order from April 10 through 17)

  • Chocolate-covered Strawberry ‘Carrots’: Strawberries dipped in orange-colored white chocolate and striped to resemble carrots (New)
  • Easter Moon Pie: Sugar cookies with marshmallow filling, dipped in semisweet chocolate and decorated with holiday décor (New)
  • Coconut Macaroon Nest: Traditional giant coconut macaroon with pastel chocolate and sprinkles and crunch candy Easter eggs (New)
  • Cannoli: Traditional cannoli with pastel holiday décor
  • Mickey Brownie: Ganache brownies with holiday sprinkles

BoardWalk Joe’s (available through April 30)

  • Easter Basket: Empress Gin, Bols Crème de Banana liqueur, grenadine, and pineapple smoothie garnished with a candied marshmallow (New)

Leaping Horse (available through April 30)

  • The Easter Hunt: Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Midori Liqueur, and piña colada garnished with maraschino cherries and a candied marshmallow (New)

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Spyglass Grill

This location will be opening its doors once again on April 14!

  • Coconut Sugar Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cake cupcake filled with pineapple and topped with cream cheese buttercream and a coconut sugar bunny (available April 14 through 23)
WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

California Grill (available on April 17)

  • Three-course Dinner: Three-course tasting menu for the 50th Anniversary Celebration with an Easter-themed dessert enhancement (New)

Chef Mickey’s (available on April 17)

  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes: Mini carrot cake cupcake topped with cream cheese icing, coconut, and a sugar carrot (New)

Contempo Cafe (available on Mobile Order through April 20)

  • Easter Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cake filled with cream cheese icing topped with buttercream and white chocolate bunny ears (New)
  • Easter Chocolate Bark: Dark chocolate bark topped with Jelly Beans and sprinkles (New)
  • Easter Macarons: Assorted macarons filled with raspberry marshmallow, lemon buttercream, and dark chocolate ganache (New)
  • Easter Sugar Cookie Sandwich: Sugar cookies with strawberry marshmallow buttercream and sprinkles (New)

Steakhouse 71

  • Easter Brunch: Enjoy favorites from Steakhouse 71 breakfast and lunch menus, along with an Easter dessert available for purchase (available on April 17) (New)
  • Seasonal Pancakes: Lemon-blueberry ricotta pancakes (New)
WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (available through April 20 on the 4th floor)

WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Barcelona Lounge

  • Bird of Paradise Refresher: Strawberry, lemonade, passionfruit juice and passionfruit boba on ice (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Cinnamon Twist Cold Brew: Cold brew coffee, sweet cream, and cinnamon syrup topped with cinnamon whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon dust (non-alcoholic) (New)
WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gasparilla Island Grill (available on Mobile Order through April 18)

  • Peanut Butter Bunny Cookie: Peanut butter cookie cup with buttercream, sugar bunny, and spring sprinkles (New)
  • Bunny Blondie Pop: Brown butter blondie with mini chocolate chips, and dried cherries enrobed in white chocolate to resemble a bunny (New)
  • Spring Birds Nest Donut: Chocolate sponge cake donut glazed and garnished with a crunchy chocolate nest and sugar eggs (New)

Narcoossee’s (available on April 17)

  • Easter Overlay on Existing Desserts
WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

The Grand Cottage at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Lobby (available through April 18)

  • Offerings including the Carrot Blondie Pop, The Grand Combo, Carrot Coffee Cake, Grand Egg, Artisan Marshmallows, Confetti Cake Popcorn, Mickey Whoopie Pie, Crispy Rice Egg, Baby Chick Cupcake, Spring Garden Dessert, Hot Cross Buns, Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookie, Dark Chocolate Bunny, and Raspberry Minnie Fudge
WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Lobby (available through April 18)

WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Good’s Food to Go

  • Spring Time Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with lemon curd topped with strawberry buttercream and a butterfly white chocolate garnish and springtime quins (available April 12 through June 10) (New)
  • Carrot Cake: Carrot cake with cream cheese icing and white chocolate carrot garnish (available April 12 through 17) (New)
  • Easter Chick Brownie: Fudge brownie with dark and white chocolate garnish to look like a hatching chick (available April 12 through 17) (New)

Olivia’s Cafe (available April 16 through 17)

  • Easter Dessert Trio: A trio of mini desserts including fruit tart, chocolate cupcake with Easter quins, and a strawberry lemon bar (New)
WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Capt. Cook’s (available on Mobile Order from April 10 through 17)

  • Hoppy Easter Cupcake: Vanilla cupcake with raspberry fluff filling, buttercream, chocolate easter bunny, and Jelly Beans (New)
  • Easter Bunny Dome Cake: Carrot dome cake, cream cheese filling, white chocolate glaçage, buttercream, and rice paper butterfly

Pineapple Lanai (available April 16 through 18)

  • Easter Soft-serve: Pink vanilla soft-serve with toasted marshmallow flavors topped with Easter sprinkles
WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Le Petit Cafe (available April 16 through 17)

  • Strawberry Milk Chocolate Bunny: Milk chocolate mousse filled with strawberry cheesecake (New)

Topolino’s Terrace (available April 16 through 17)

  • Caramel Cream Easter Egg: Vanilla mousse, caramel center, dark chocolate shell, pistachio crumble, and chocolate sorbet (New)
WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

The Artist’s Palette (available on Mobile Order from April 12 through 17)

  • Easter Chick Brownie: Fudge brownie with dark and white chocolate garnish to look like a hatching chick (New)
  • Carrot Cake Cupcake: Carrot cake cupcake with roasted pineapple filling topped with cream cheese icing and pastel-colored white chocolate bunny (New)
  • Easter Bundt Cake: Confetti bundt cake filled with a white chocolate mousse and green grass buttercream topped with colorful jellybeans (New)
WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Roaring Fork (available on Mobile Order)

  • Chocolate Bunny: Dark chocolate bunny with Easter quins and jellybeans (available April 16 through 17) (New)
  • Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cupcake with cream cheese icing topped with a white chocolate confetti cake pop bunny (available April 16 through 18) (New)
Mickey & Minnie Easter Eggs WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort

The Beach Club Marketplace and The Market at Ale and Compass (available on Mobile Order through April 17)

  • Easter Cupcake: Mickey vanilla cupcake filled with vanilla mousse and decorated like a bouquet of flowers
  • Mickey & Minnie Easter Eggs: Chocolate Easter egg decorated to look like Mickey and Minnie with a Happy Easter tag
  • Trio of Fudge: Strawberry fudge, orange white chocolate fudge, and a rich dark chocolate fudge (New)
  • Easter Chocolate Cookie Lollipop: An Easter chocolate cookie sandwich lollipop (New)
  • Cookies & Cream Cheesecake: Cookies and cream flavored cheesecake with a dark chocolate cookie crumble base, ganache, cookie crumbles, and modeling chocolate bunny décor (New)
  • Robin’s Egg Blueberry Macaroons: Three large robin-colored macaroons filled with a ring of blueberry ganache, and a blueberry jam center on a crispy chocolate nest (New)
  • Lemon Crinkle Cookies: A pack of three brightly colored lemon-flavored crinkle cookies
WDW Foodie Guide Easter 2022

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie (available April 14 through 17)

  • Easter Trifle: Carrot cake, cream cheese mousse, carrot cake croutons, and malted Easter eggs (New)

The Ganachery (available April 1 through 17)

  • Bourbon Boozy Bunnies: Chocolate bunnies filled with sipping chocolate and bourbon (non-alcohol version available)
  • Minnie Easter Piñata: Chocolate sphere filled with candied Easter eggs

Sprinkles (available April 11 through 17)

  • Easter Fancy Sprinkle: Birthday cake topped with vanilla buttercream and finished with exclusive Easter sprinkles
  • Chocolate Bunny: Dark chocolate cake, chocolate ganache core, chocolate cream cheese frosting topped with a ladle of chocolate ganache (New)
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Disney Eats: Connections Cafe Menu

The much-anticipated Connections Café and Eatery will be opening soon at Epcot, and I am excited to share a sneak peek at their menu.

Connections Café and Eatery will be a unique experience, “embracing the cultures from around the world and bringing them to you in true EPCOT fashion.”

Connections Café and Eatery

Connections Eatery is a new fast-casual quick-service restaurant. What makes it unique is that it gets its inspiration from delicious cuisines from across the globe.

As part of World Celebration, where we embrace coming together and enjoying the magic of possibility, the purpose of Connections Eatery is to show us how food has the power to bring us together if we open our minds (and our stomachs)!

Once inside, you can get a glimpse of the chefs in action as you watch desserts get their finishing touches and witness pizza makers work their magic crafting pizza dough.

Now that you’re familiar with the location, let’s take a look at what you can enjoy in Spring 2022!

Connections Café and Eatery Menu Sneak Peek

Let’s start with the Worldwide sandwich selections offer choices for everyone.

French Bistro Burger

French Bistro Burger with caramelized onions, bacon, and brie

Banh Mi Burger

Vietnamese-inspired Banh Mi Burger

Southwestern Burger

Southwestern Burger featuring a roasted chipotle-corn salsa and guacamole spread

Greek-inspired Mediterranean Burger

Greek-inspired Mediterranean Burger

For a lighter option, consider one of the salads inspired by French and Chinese cuisines.

Niçoise-style Salad

Niçoise-style Salad is packed with potatoes, white and green beans, and olives drizzled with a delicious Dijon vinaigrette

General Tso Chicken Salad

General Tso Chicken Salad features ingredients like broccoli slaw, red bell pepper, mandarin oranges, and crispy wontons.

The Cafe and Eatery will serve four different varieties of pizza, but we can share a look at two of the offerings.

Meatball Pizza

Traditional Meatball Pizza 

Curry Spice Pizza

Curry Spice Pizza topped with carrots, potato, peas, and lime plant-based “yogurt”

Younger and pickier eaters will find their favorite comfort foods on the menu.

Kids dining options from Connections Café and Eatery

Grilled Chicken Bao, Chicken Nuggets Basket, and Cheeseburger

We can’t forget dessert!

Liege Waffle

Liege Waffle is made with brioche yeast dough stuffed with pearl sugar and finished with some tasty toppings.

Mango-Coconut Milk Shake

Mango-Coconut Milk Shake topped off with a pomegranate molasses drizzle

Apple Pie Gelato Shake

Apple Pie Gelato Shake 

And you KNEW they would have some great signature drinks on their menu!

Watermelon-Mint Agua Fresca

Watermelon-Mint Agua Fresca (non-alcholic)

Cucumber and Thai Basil Cooler

Cucumber and Thai Basil Cooler, a specialty cocktail filled with freshness and flavor.

Connections Café and Eatery

As a bonus the Connections Café and Eatery will also be home to Starbucks!

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On the Go in MCO: St. Patrick’s Day 2022

On the Go in MCO St Patricks Day 2022

Don’t forget that you can catch these great events and more on the Obie & Ashley Unfiltered Podcast!

If you are going to be On the Go in MCO this St. Patrick’s Day, there are some really great ways for you to have fun while wearing your green!

On the Go in MCO: St. Patrick’s Day 2022

Raglan Road 2018 Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival
Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road

The Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival is back in full swing this year from March 11-17 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant with top Irish bands flown in for the celebration. 

The most authentic Irish festival in America will take it to the Disney Springs street outside Raglan Road with extraordinary Irish talent arriving from Ireland, five outside bars, fun St. Paddy’s merchandise, and more.

Award-winning Irish musicians and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers will rock the fun throughout this lively festival that leads up to the mother of all Irish holidays.

Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival Raglan Road Disney Springs 2020

Especially for the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival, a new berry-forward St. Paddy’s brew, “So Berry Les,” is on tap for the holiday and on into spring. 

Crafted in collaboration with Crooked Can Brewing Co. in Winter Garden, Fla., So Berry Les is a refreshing hard seltzer infused with local Florida strawberry (‘tis the season!) and Key Lime juice. The brew pays tribute to Raglan Road co-owner John Cooke’s father, Les, who in 1977 earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for buying the dearest strawberries at a charity auction for a record 530 Irish punt—equivalent to the British pound—to generate publicity for his restaurant business. 

On St. Patrick’s Day only, March 17, Raglan Road will open at 10 a.m. with a $20 cover charge for guests 18 and older; (first-come, first-served—no reservations on this day only); younger patrons may enter free of charge.

Make your reservations now!

St. Patrick's Day Parade Winter Park On the Go in MCO
43rd Annual Winter Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Gather your family and friends and wear some green to enjoy the 43rd Annual Winter Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m., in downtown Winter Park.

The parade will begin at Webster Avenue and proceed south down Park Avenue to Lyman Avenue. Active in the Irish-American community for many years, Al Denecour will serve as Grand Marshal, and more than 60 units will participate.

On the Go in MCO St. Patrick's Day Parade Winter Park Cars

After the parade, the celebration will continue with Irish music and step-dancing on the Central Park Main Stage with performances by professional Irish dancer Sarah Costello, Tir Na Greine School of Irish Dance, Watters School of Irish Dancing, Finnegan Academy of Irish Dance, and Michael Daly, Tenor.

This is one event you don’t want to miss!

7th Annual Crooked Can Celtic Festival

One of Central Florida’s Largest Celtic Festivals is coming to Crooked Can Brewing Company for its’ seventh year from March 17-19, 2022.

Festival-goers will enjoy three days of live Celtic music, Irish Dancers, Local Vendors, Delicious Eats, and of course fan-favorite favorite Crooked Can Brews!

This event is FREE for all ages to attend.

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Promenade at Sunset Walk

Join in on the fun as Promenade at Sunset Walk hosts its St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Street Party and Celebration on Thursday, March 17, from 2 pm to 11:30 pm.

Guests will enjoy a variety of food and beverage specials from participating restaurants while listening to live music from artists Tim Hamlin, DJ Scotty B and The Hooligans and watching live entertainment like street performers and lucky leprechauns.

Admission to this event and parking are free.

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Epcot Flower & Garden Festival: Foodie Guide

The EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival has taken over EPCOT with flavors in full bloom and dishes waiting to be cultivated through July 4.

In addition to the topiaries featuring some of Disney and Pixar characters, the Garden Rocks Concert Series, and exclusive merchandise, this year’s festival features almost 20 Outdoor Kitchens!

EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival 2022 Foodie Guide

Guests of the festival can enjoy new delights like the BLT Scone at Cider House as well as the return of fan-favorites like the Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake at The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board.

Don’t forget to pick up a Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Passport at an entrance to participate in Garden Graze, a food stroll featuring five delicious dishes from various Outdoor Kitchens. Get a stamp in your passport after you’ve purchased the items and once you’ve compiled all five, simply make your way to Pineapple Promenade to receive your Festival-exclusive treat.

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival: Foodie Guide

EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth (Between Imagination! and Refreshment Port)


Food Items:

  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Seared Salmon with farro risotto and micro herbs
  • Strawberry Mousse with chocolate-crisp pearls

Beverages:

  • Blood Orange Agua Fresca (non-alcoholic)
  • Cookie Butter Worms and Dirt (non-alcoholic)
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

EPCOT Sunshine Griddle (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
  • Corned Beef Brisket Hash with house-made potato barrels, onions, peppers, cheese curds, and a soft-poached egg with Tabasco hollandaise (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with cream cheese frosting and candied bacon

Beverages:

  • Froot Loops Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with milk, rum and coffee liqueur, and vanilla vodka
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board

Food Items:

  • Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with jalapeños, bacon, and house-made whipped honey butter (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread with whipped honey-ricotta cheese, marinated vegetables, and goat cheese
  • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with orange blossom honey whipped cream, whipped honey, crystalized honey, honeycomb, dehydrated honey, and fennel pollen meringue kisses

Beverages:

  • Honey-Peach Freeze in a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic) (Limit 2 per guest)
  • Lemonade Mead
  • Orange Blossom Honey Wine
  • Honey-Peach Freeze with Blueberry Vodka
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

The Citrus Blossom (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Crispy Mojo Marinated Pork Belly, with avocado cream, corn salsa, salsa verde, and plantain chips (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (New)
  • Tuna Tataki Bowl with spicy yuzu glaze, mango, avocado, and pappadam crisp
  • Grapefruit Tart: Grapefruit curd, lychee jam, ginger mousse, and yuzu cream (New)

Beverages:

  • Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic) (Limit 2 per guest)
  • Key Lime Hibiscus Ale
  • Orange Peel Ale
  • Citrus Honey Cream Ale
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy
  • Beer Flight
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Refreshment Port (Near Canada)

Food Items:

  • House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers Poutine (Plant-based) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)

Beverages:

  • Salted Cucumber Apple Hard Cider
  • Lavender Martini: Vodka with lavender and lemon
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Pineapple Promenade (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic)
  • DOLE Whip with Fanta (non-alcoholic)
  • Tropical Hefe Wheat Ale
  • Fresh Pressed Mango, Pineapple, and Guava Wheat Ale
  • Hazy Pebbles Fruity Hazy Milkshake
  • Violet Lemonade Ale
  • Sparkling Pineapple Wine
  • DOLE Whip topped with mango cream liqueur
  • Pineapple Beer Flight
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible™ (Near Disney Traders)

Food Items:

  • Grilled Baby Vegetables with hummus cream and red pepper coulis (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Impossible Sausage and Kale Soup (Plant-based)
  • Boneless Impossible Korean Short Rib with cilantro-lime rice, Danmuji slaw, and Kimchee Mayonnaise (Plant-based)  
  • Chocolate Cake with whipped cassis mousse, raspberry gelato, and fresh raspberries (New) (Plant-based)

Beverages:

  • Twinings Energizing Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea (non-alcoholic)   
  • Bloom Hazy IPA
  • Twinings Energizing Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea with lime vodka served in a mason jar
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Refreshment Outpost

Food Items:

  • Pineapple Skewer with tajin seasoning (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based)
  • Tangerine soft-serve

Beverages:

  • Tangerine Cream Ale
  • Blueberry Lemonade Hard Cider
  • Organic Blonde Ale with passion fruit
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany)

Food Items:

  • Potato Pancakes with house-made applesauce (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

Beverages:

  • Hugo Lager
  • Premium Pilsner
  • Raspberry Radler
  • Apfelschaumwein: Sparkling wine and apple liqueur
  • Beer Flight
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)

Food:

  • Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, mussels, crawfish, potatoes, corn, and Andouille sausage
  • Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Andouille sausage and BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain & Wild Rice (New)
  • Grilled Oysters with Cajun butter (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • House-made Boudin Bites featuring BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain White Rice
  • Pecan Praline (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)

Beverages:

  • Bayou Cocktail: Spiced rum, coconut rum, fruit punch, and Minute Maid orange juice
  • Orange Coriander Wheat Ale
  • American Light Ale
  • Double IPA
  • Beer Flight
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)

Food Items:

  • Mediterranean Flatbread with za’atar, artichokes, olives, mozzarella, and feta cheese (New)
  • Vanilla, Rose Water, and Pistachio Panna Cotta

Beverages:

  • Pomegranate Mimosa
  • Ginger and Elderberry Ale
  • Pomegranate Hard Cider
  • Blackberry Mint Mead
  • Flight
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)

Food:

  • Arepas topped with melted queso fresco (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Arepa topped with shrimp, crushed avocado ají, and tomato sauce (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Arepa topped with chorizo (New)
  • Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)

Beverages:

  • Tropical Breeze: Lemonade, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Coconut Key Lime Ale
  • Tropical Perception White Sangria
  • Tropical Breeze with rum (New)
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

EPCOT Farmers Feast (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)

Food Items:

Early Bloom Menu (available March 2 through April 9)

  • Chilled Potato and Leek Soup “Vichyssoise” with chive oil and crispy leeks (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Char-grilled Bison Ribe-Eye with creamy leek fondue, roasted carnival cauliflower, Romanesco and port wine-goat cheese butter (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Goat Cheese Creamsicle Pop: Goat cheese Crémeux, orange cream, olive oil cake, cranberry sauce, and praline (New)
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Springtime Menu (available April 10 through May 21)

  • Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta with marinated peppers, zucchini, squash, artichokes, goat cheese, and balsamic glaze on grilled ciabatta (New)
  • Herb-crusted Spring Lamb with marble potatoes, spring vegetables, and red wine butter sauce
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake with crème fraîche whipped cream
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Summer Solstice Menu (available May 22 through July 4)

  • Tomato and Cornbread Panzanella with burrata cheese and fresh basil
  • Barbecue Seared Pork Tenderloin with summer succotash, herb butter, and grapefruit vinaigrette (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • A Whole Lotta Melon: Feta cheesecake with watermelon curd, pickled watermelon rind, watermelon caramel, and compressed watermelon (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)

Beverages (available throughout the Festival):

  • Raspberry Lemon Verbena Whole-Leaf-Steeped Sparkling Hard Tea
  • Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring hibiscus gin

Cider House (United Kingdom)

Food Items:

  • BLT Scone with Nueske’s applewood-smoked bacon, sundried tomato, and basil (New)
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with whipped cream

Beverages:

  • Pink Lemonade Hard Cider
  • Watermelon Hard Cider
  • Triple Jam Hard Cider
  • Pure Brewed Organic Lager
  • Snakebite: Triple jam hard cider and pure brewed organic lager
  • Cider Flight

Northern Bloom (Canada)

Food Items:

  • Seared Scallops with French green beans, butter potatoes, brown butter vinaigrette, and applewood-smoked bacon (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, and Whipped Potatoes with garden vegetables
  • Griddled Maple Pound Cake with warm peach compote and sweet corn gelato

Beverages:

  • Maple Popcorn Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Blonde Ale
  • Blueberry Fruit Beer
  • Apricot with Maple Syrup Blonde Ale
  • Maple Popcorn Shake with maple rye whisky
  • Beer Flight

Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

Food Items:

  • Enchilada de Mole Negro: Chipotle chicken in a corn tortilla with mole negro, avocado mousse, crema Mexicana, and queso fresco (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Taco Vampiro: Barbacoa beef in a corn tortilla with crispy grilled Monterey jack cheese, salsa ranchera, and esquites (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Tostada de Chorizo: Plant-based Chorizo and black beans on a crispy corn tortilla with avocado mousse and queso fresco (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)

Beverages:

  • Poppy Flower Margarita: Tequila blanco, hibiscus flower tea, cucumber juice, aperitivo, and blackcurrant liqueur with a chile salt rim
  • Hypnotic Margarita: Tequila blanco, mezcal, rosemary syrup, cognac, and lemon juice
  • Craft Mexican Lager
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Lotus House (China)

Food Items:

  • Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer (New)
  • House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons

Beverages:

  • Rose Bubble Milk Tea (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Marco Boba: Amaretto, iced coffee, milk, and boba
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, triple sec, mango, orange juice, and soda water
  • Tang Dynasty: Tequila gold, light rum, strawberry, piña colada mix, white boba pearls, and soda water
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Primavera Kitchen (Italy)

Food Items:

  • Arancini: Fried Risotto Balls stuffed with braised beef served with grape tomato salad and balsamic emulsion
  • Ravioli alla Boscaiola: Sweet sausage ravioli with sweet corn, spring vegetables, and cream sauce
  • Bomboloni: Cream-filled Italian doughnut with raspberry sauce and powdered sugar

Beverages:

  • Pilsner                                                                                    
  • Pinot Grigio                                                                           
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco                                                                                
  • Rosa Regale
  • Moscato                                                         
  • Italian White Sangria with prosecco
  • Italian Red Sangria with cabernet sauvignon
  • Italian Margarita with limoncello and tequila
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Hanami (Japan)

Food Items:

  • Frushi: Strawberry, pineapple, and cantaloupe wrapped in sweet rice and pink soy wrap served with whipped cream, berry sauce, and toasted coconut
  • Chicken Yakitori: Grilled chicken with scallions, red pepper-shoyu emulsion, and pickled onions
  • Beef Tataki: Seared sirloin with red shiso sauce, watermelon radish, and sprouts

Beverages:                                                                

  • Yuzu Tilted Tonic Hard Seltzer
  • Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake
  • Cucumber Cooler: Sake, vodka, and cucumber garnished with a cucumber slice 
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Fleur de Lys (France)

Food Items:

  • Croissant au Fromage de Chèvre, Herbes et Ail Rôtie: Croissant with goat cheese, herbs, and roasted garlic (New)
  • Pan Bagnat Classique: The Niçoise Sandwich with house-made bread, albacore tuna mayonnaise, tomato, black olives, lettuce, and celery (New)
  • Salade de Lentilles à la Lyonnaise: French Green Lentil Salad with bacon and garlic sausage (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

Beverages:

  • French Wheat Draft Beer
  • VeRy Raspberry: Rosé wine with natural raspberry flavor
  • Grand Mimosa Cocktail with orange liqueur, Champagne, and orange juice
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush: Vodka, orange vodka, and liqueur with white and red cranberry juice       
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Funnel Cake

Food Item:

  • Strawberry Cheesecake Funnel Cake topped with strawberry ice cream, cheesecake crumbles, strawberry drizzle, and whipped cream (New)
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) – Minty Melon Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of watermelon-cucumber-mint juice with strawberries and blueberries (Spirited option available featuring Watermelon-Basil Vodka) (New) 

Near Canada: Strawberry Fields Refresher – A lightly caffeinated blend of strawberry açaí juice with strawberries and blueberries (Spirited option available featuring strawberry-lemongrass vodka) (New) 

World Showcase (Near Disney Traders) – Pink Paradise Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of refreshing dragon fruit-lychee juice with strawberries and blueberries (Spirited option available featuring watermelon-basil vodka) (New)

The American Adventure –  Wildberry Wonder Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of wildberry-hibiscus juice with strawberries and blueberries (New) (Spirited option available featuring tropical rum)

I don’t know about you, but I’m really hungry and ready to try out most of these Epcot Flower & Garden Festival flavors!!!

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2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Overview

EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival 2022

The 2022 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival is blooming with fresh cuisine, beautiful gardens, whimsical topiaries of familiar characters, and flourishing entertainment from March 2 through July 4, 2022.

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Topiaries

The obvious highlight of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival is the Disney and Pixar character topiaries.

These iconic and towering topiaries can be found throughout the park and are sure to brighten up the rainiest Spring Day!

As a salute to the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary, the Epcot entry plaza is home to a Goofy Topiary and Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Cake.

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Gardens

Take a walk off the beaten path to find flowerbeds, exotic gardens, sustainable foods, and imaginative ways to live in harmony with the natural world.

New to the festival this year is the Blossoms of Fragrance Presented by Scentsy which fills the World Showcase Bridge with unforgettable fragrances

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2019

Outdoor Kitchens

World Showcase at EPCOT plays host to over twenty Festival-exclusive Outdoor Kitchens and dining locations during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

At each Outdoor Kitchen, festival-goers will find specialty menus featuring creative, fresh, and tasty bites paired with libations. 

Guests of the festival can enjoy new delights like the BLT Scone at Cider House as well as the return of fan-favorites like the Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake at The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by the National Honey Board.

Make sure to pick up an Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Passport at either park entrance to participate in Garden Graze, a food stroll featuring five delicious dishes from various Outdoor Kitchens that once completed result in a festival-exclusive treat.

Outdoor Kitchens are open daily from 11:00 am to park close, unless otherwise noted.

Garden Rocks Concert Series Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2020

Garden Rocks Concert Series

Need a way to work off those extra calories during the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival?

Head to the Garden Rocks Concert Series that takes place on select nights at the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion.

New and returning favorite rockers include Rick Springfield, Kool & The Gang, Blue October, STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas, TobyMac, The Commodores, Little River Band, Simple Plan, and many more.

2022 Garden Rocks Concert Series Audience

Garden Rocks Concert Dining Package

The lines for the festival concerts can get quite long, and to make the most of their time in the park guests can book a Garden Rocks Dining Package that includes a leisurely meal at an EPCOT restaurant earlier in the evening and guaranteed seats at one of the Garden Rocks performances that day.

Dining packages are available at four EPCOT eateries at lunch and dinner.

Each package includes an appetizer, entrée, and dessert or one full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage and one guaranteed seat per person to one Garden Rocks concert performance on the same day.

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Family Fun

While the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival is friendly for even the youngest horticultural enthusiast, there are several ways to add even more fun to a family’s day!

The Health Full Trail Presented by AdventHealth is a whimsical area made to inspire youthful energy and creativity! The whole family can learn ways to stay healthy at this Outdoor Kitchen and garden along the Imagination Walkway.

Embark on a springtime scavenger hunt for gardeners of all ages with Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration.

Follow Spike the Bee on his pollination trail, where he will “bee” busy collecting nectar and pollinating gardens at EPCOT. To get started, purchase your map and stickers at select merchandise locations (available while supplies last).

Once completed, return your scavenger hunt map to Disney Traders or World Traveler for a special surprise.

Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration is a great and affordable way to spend time at the festival with a price tag of only $9.99 + tax.

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

Merchandise

Take home magical mementos from the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival with a variety of themed merchandise collections.

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

Mickey Mouse Home Garden

Celebrate this year’s festival with home garden-inspired merchandise from this collection featuring vibrant apparel, drinkware, garden tools and so much more.

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

Orange Bird

Find adorable Orange Bird keepsakes within this vibrant collection that includes apparel, accessories, and other novelties.

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

Browse a collection that celebrates Mickey and Minnie Mouse—featuring apparel, drinkware, trading pins, and a MagicBand.

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

Figment’s Garden

Grow your imagination with Figment-themed apparel, drinkware, and more as you dream green this festival season.

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

Spike the Bee

Find sweet reminders of Spike the Bee on apparel, accessories, drinkware, a garden stake, and other collectible novelties.

As a reminder, to enjoy the 2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival parkgoers must have both valid theme park admission and a park pass reservation. 

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Raglan Road Hosts Special Valentine’s Toast and More

Raglan Road Irish Pub Valentine's Day 2022

Whether you’re dining out with friends, lovers, or both, Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant invites you to share a Valentine’s Day toast with a complimentary glass of bubbly or a Kir cocktail offered to each guest upon arrival.

Raglan Road Irish Pub Disney Springs

For your special evening out, Raglan Road’s creative menu bursts with flavors of contemporary Irish cuisine, from a Serious Steak with whiskey peppercorn sauce to our Drunk Mussels swimming in a savory Bloomsday Pale Ale, white wine, and garlic broth. Diners seeking plant-based entrees can go all in for the plant-based shepherd’s pie, a faro barley-based, veggie masterpiece with olive-oil mashed potatoes and burnt onion gravy.

Pair your dish with a Guinness or signature craft brew, a specialty cocktail, or your wine of choice.

For a sweet ending, try my absolute favorite…the classic Bread and Butter Pudding, or take the chocolatey Rocky Road to Raglan, a sure path to Valentine’s Day dessert bliss.

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Throughout the evening, you’ll also enjoy performances of their Irish show, complete with house musicians and our Raglan Road Irish Dancers.

Raglan Road Irish Pub Valentine's Day 2022

And if you’re still pondering that perfect gift for a special someone, the pub’s Shop for Ireland boutique carries an array of Claddagh rings and assorted jewelry sure to warm the hopeful hearts of many a lovestruck lass or lad. The Claddagh symbols of hands, crown, and heart represent friendship, loyalty, and love.

Valentine’s Day reservations are recommended.  A little Irish romance can go a long way.

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Walt Disney World: Valentine’s Day Foodie Guide

Walt Disney World Valentine's Day Foodie Guide 2022

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and the Walt Disney World Resort is filled with a’more, fantastic eats, and treats for the special day!

Walt Disney World: Valentine’s Day Foodie Guide

Flourless Chocolate Cake from Coral Reef Restaurant Walt Disney World Valentine's Day Foodie Guide February 2022

Walt Disney World Resort 

EPCOT 

Coral Reef Restaurant (available Feb.14)

  • Flourless Chocolate Cake: Flourless chocolate cake and dark chocolate crémeux with fresh berries, raspberry whipped cream, and raspberry méringue (New)
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Le Cellier Steakhouse (available February 14)

  • Flourless Chocolate Cake for Two: Flourless chocolate cake and dark chocolate crémeux with fresh berries, raspberry whipped cream, and raspberry méringue (New) 
Engagement Ring Cake from ABC Commissary Walt Disney World Valentine's Day Foodie Guide February 2022

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

ABC Commissary (available February 11 through February 14)

  • Engagement Ring Cake: Chocolate cake filled with raspberry sauce atop a shortbread cookie complete with a white chocolate engagement ring (Plant-based) (New)
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The Hollywood Brown Derby (available February 11 through February 14)

  • Red Velvet White Chocolate Mousse: Red velvet white chocolate mousse atop a chocolate cookie (New) 
Red Velvet Whoopie Pie from The Trolley Car Café Walt Disney World Valentine's Day Foodie Guide February 2022

The Trolley Car Café (available February 11 through February 14)

  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pie: Red velvet cake filled with cream cheese buttercream topped with strawberry buttercream (New) 
Sweetheart Chocolate Cupcake available at Multiple Walt Disney World resorts

Resorts

Available at Multiple Resorts February 9 through February 20

  • Sweetheart Chocolate Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake filled with hazelnut cream topped with chocolate hazelnut and strawberry buttercream, a white chocolate heart, and strawberry crisp pearls. (New) Available at the following:
    • Landscapes of Flavor 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 at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort 
    • Good’s Food to Go at Disney’s Old Key West Resort
    • The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort 

Intermission Food Court

  • Sweetheart Sundae: Mickey and Minnie red velvet waffle with strawberry and chocolate swirl, hot fudge, strawberry sauce, and whipped cream (available February 9 through February 20) (New)
  • Mickey and Minnie Bouquet: Mickey and Minnie red velvet cake with chocolate topped sugar cookies (available February 11 through February 14) (New)

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort 

World Premiere Food Court

  • Sweetheart Sundae: Mickey and Minnie red velvet waffle with strawberry and chocolate swirl, hot fudge, strawberry sauce, and whipped cream (available Feb.9 through Feb. 20) (New)
Valentine’s Day Candy Bar from Sanaa

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (available February 14)

Sanaa

  • Valentine’s Day Candy Bar: Coconut, apricot, caramel, pistachio, and cashew bar coated with milk chocolate and topped with chai cream, red velvet crumbs, and raspberry gel

Disney’s BoardWalk 

BoardWalk Bakery (available February 7 through February 14)

  • Marshmallow Mountain Cookie: Sugar cookie with a mountain of vanilla marshmallow dipped in white chocolate and finished with Valentine’s sprinkles (New)
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: Available individually or in a pack of six (New)
  • Cannoli, Coconut Macaron, Sugar Cookies, and Mickey Cinnamon Rolls in pink and red colors (New) 
Cocoa Breach Vanilla Custard from Flying Fish

Flying Fish (available Feb.11 through February 13)

  • Cocoa Breach Vanilla Custard: Cocoa breach vanilla custard with milk chocolate bavarois and feuilletine crunch topped with a heart-shaped under a red chocolate disk (New)
Walt Disney World Valentine's Day Foodie Guide February 2022

Trattoria al Forno (available February 11 through February 14)

  • Porterhouse Beefsteak for Two: Garlic butter, truffled gnocchi gratin, and pancetta brussels sprouts (New)
  • Cherry Cordial Brownie: Cherry cordial brownie base, chocolate crunch mousse, cherry filling, and amaretto panna cotta (New) 

Disney’s Contemporary Resort 

Steakhouse 71 (available through February 28)

  • Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancake: Chocolate chip pancake with a raspberry cream cheese icing, fresh strawberries, and a chocolate strawberry sauce (New) 
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cherry Blondie Pop from Gasparilla Island Grill Walt Disney World Valentine's Day Foodie Guide February 2022

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gasparilla Island Grill (available through February 15)

  • Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cherry Blondie Pop: Chocolate cherry blondie pop dipped in dark chocolate (New) 
Walt Disney World Valentine's Day Foodie Guide February 2022

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Scat Cat’s Club (available February 1 through February 28)

  • Mickey Beignet: Mickey-shaped beignet drizzled with cinnamon candy drizzle and Valentine’s Day quins with crushed cinnamon candies
  • Baton Rouge Beignets: Two traditional beignets with cinnamon candy drizzle, Valentine’s Day quins, and crushed cinnamon candies with a pipette of cinnamon whisky
Valentine’s Day Cupcake from Roaring Fork Walt Disney World Valentine's Day Foodie Guide February 2022

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Roaring Fork (available February 14)

  • Valentine’s Day Cupcake: Strawberry cupcake with chocolate custard filling topped with buttercream, white chocolate hearts, and heart sprinkles (New) 
Walt Disney World Valentine's Day Foodie Guide February 2022

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie (available February 10 through February 24)

  • Chocolate-dipped Strawberries
  • Hearts of Romance Cake: Strawberry shortcake (New) 
DOLE Whip Chocolate and Strawberry from Marketplace Snacks Walt Disney World Valentine's Day Foodie Guide February 2022

Marketplace Snacks (available through February 26)

  • DOLE Whip Chocolate and Strawberry: Chocolate soft-serve swirled with DOLE Whip strawberry garnished with a chocolate-dipped strawberry
Walt Disney World Valentine's Day Foodie Guide February 2022

The Ganachery (available through Feb. 14)

  • Sweetheart Minnie Piñata: Chocolate sphere filled with marshmallow and chocolate (New) 
  • Ruby Kiss Bon Bons: Kiss-shaped bonbon made from ruby chocolate (New) 
  • Strawberry & Champagne Ganache Squares: Strawberry and Champagne chocolate ganache squares
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Celebrate Soulfully at Disney Springs

This month Disney Springs invites you to Celebrate Soulfully and ignite your senses as you immerse yourself in culturally inspired dining for brunch and happy hour, spirited music performed by Motown in Motion, House of Blues folk art, and more!

Music and Ambience

The 7 musicians who make up the band Motown and More Smooth Sounds joins the Disney Springs lineup for an evening of classic blues and rock tunes.

A man playing a saxophoneJazzin’ It UpSwing on by for some jazz and good vibrations.

The members of Wassalou, an Afropop band, pose for a photo in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme parkMusic of Africa will get your feet moving to African dance music, covers to African favorites, and original songs

Nathi, from the Afropop band Wassalou, sits in a chair with a guitar ReggaeTune into the soulful Reggae-inspired tunes of Jamaican musicians.

Cooking Soulfully

After you’ve worked up an appetite from all that excitement, keep an eye out for featured menu items spotlighting soul food dishes and the talented chefs who create them.

Your taste buds deserve flavors to savor, so gather your loved ones for brunch at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’STK Orlando and others. Plus, enjoy happy hour at destinations like House of Blues Restaurant & BarJock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar and more!

An aluminum can saying Coffee Bayou next to a cup of gelatoIndulge in Limited-Time Offerings at Vivoli il Gelato.

A burger with 2 patties served on a wood slabD-Luxe BurgerSpicy Caribbean Jerk Burger

Several chocolate covered pralines, including one decorated with the words Half Note Jazz Club The GanacherySoulfully Sweet Pralines

Deviled eggs topped with fried chicken on one plate and sweet potato pastries on anotherJock Lindsey’s Hangar BarLimited-Time Offerings

Chicken and fried plantains on a square platePolite PigFried Plantains and Chicken with Pikliz

Shop with Intent

Be inspired and be you with a curated collection of Disney merchandise featuring some of your favorite films and Disney characters including Princess Tiana, Joe Gardner from Soul, Black Panther, and more.

  • World of Disney – Find your spark with character-inspired clothing, accessories, toys and more.
  • Super Hero Headquarters – Immerse yourself in the heroic world of Wakanda’s Warrior King with apparel and accessories fit for the on-the-go hero.

You can also find great offerings across Disney Springs that support Black-owned business or have promotions especially for Black History Month.

A tube of lipstick, an eyeshadow palate and other make up arranged on a tableSephora Supports Black-Owned Businesses

A pop up card that shows 6 smiling people holding a sign that says ‘We Are Black History’Lovepop We Are Black History Playpop Card by Anthony Conley

The back of a tee shirt that says Liberation Worldwide, Black Culture, Black Pride and All Love to the PeopleUNDER ARMOUR BRAND HOUSE is where you can shop the Black History Month CollectionJanuary 28 through March 11, 2022

Water runs down glass and a man wears a hat near the Chapel Hats logoChapel Hats

The Little People, Big Dreams book by Maya Angelou on a table next to a mug, a record and another bookSugarBoo

Four Bowes Signature Candles on a tabletopBowes Candles is offering $5 Off Candle-Making Class through February 28, 2022

Art and Soulfully

During Black History Month, Disney Springs has so many experiences that will ignite your senses as you explore art and have a whole lot of fun!

Marlon West sitting on chair near a piece of Frozen 2 background art Art of Disney Animator Spotlight

A girl poses with a microphone with an backdrop featuring characters from the Disney and Pixar film, SoulDisney PhotoPass Studio A Soulful Souvenir

Tim Adebule smiles for the cameraArtist Showcase – Timothy Adebule “Bushman #1”

Members of the Proud family taking a picture with a cell phoneSnap a picture with Disney Springs’ newest mural featuring artwork created by Bruce Smith, executive producer and creator of the new Disney+ series, Proud Family – Louder and Prouder.

A piece of folklore featuring a large group of musicians playing instrumentsHouse of BluesFolk Art & Visual Blues

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New Playset Fun Coming to Toy Story Land in 2022

Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is full of fun for toys of all ages, and in 2022 the area will be the home to two new additions.

Jessie's Trading Post Toy Story Land

After enjoying a rollicking ride through Toy Story Mania!, you will soon be treated to a new experience that is filled to the brim with fun. Andy discovered Jessie’s Trading Post playset tucked away in the attic and is bringing it downstairs to set up shop—full of the coolest toys and finest souvenirs handpicked by the rootinest, tootinest cowgirl.

Rendering of Roundup Rodeo BBQ restaurant coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios Toy Story Land

Also coming in 2022 to Andy’s backyard is the previously announced Roundup Rodeo BBQ restaurant!

In this unique, fun, family-friendly dining experience, guests will enjoy delicious barbecue fare while surrounded by a kaleidoscope of toys, games, and playsets that Andy has brought together to create his one-of-a-kind rodeo.

Stepping into the lobby and waiting area, guests experience first-hand what it feels like to be one of Andy’s honorary toys, before progressing into two larger dining room spaces where Andy’s rodeo takes place. Here, the rodeo will be in full swing with the western town and train station playsets mixing with surprising, playful details, like some fan-favorite Pixar characters as they’ve never been seen before!

Stay tuned for more details about all the new playset fun coming this year to Toy Story Land during the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration!

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Ragland Road is Ready to Celebrate the Holidays

This holiday season Raglan Road Irish Pub will be filled to the brim with Christmas cheer and ringing in 2022 with bubbly at Disney Springs.

Raglan Road Christmas Dinner 2021

Christmas Day Celebrations

The holiday season is full of hustle and bustle, so if you are looking to skip the work of cooking a Christmas Day dinner, in addition to their full menu Raglan Road will be offering a special menu.

For even more fun the Christmas Day evening show will feature their world-famous house musicians and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers.

Raglan Road Shop for Ireland

Find Holiday Gifts at the Shop for Ireland Boutique

Leather is trending around the world and just in time for the holidays, and At Shop for Ireland Boutique inside Raglan Road, they are ready for holiday shoppers with hand-crafted artisan leather handbags and other pieces by Lee River of Cork City, Ireland.

Designer Simon Harding uses natural veg-tanned leather, slow tanned with natural, organic plant oils and tannins to create a leather product that will last a lifetime.

Shop for Ireland also carries a beautiful assortment of items including leather cuff bracelets, men’s wallets, women’s clutch purses, belts, and Celtic-designed tote bags.

And don’t forget the stocking stuffers!

You’ll find what you need at the boutique, including these $30 and under gifts: a silver-plated enamel and crystal shamrock pendant, black Guinness bottle-opener cap, Lady of Aran white knit beanie, Man of Aran hatch-stitch fleece beanie, shamrock and Guinness pint socks, baby shamrock and sheep onesies and booties, kids’ shamrock headbands and hair clips, and so much more.

Don’t forget to check out Brady’s Coffee from the Wicklow, Ireland family roastery. Brady’s wide range of coffees and teas include the signature barrel-aged and whiskey-ground coffee.

Raglan Road Irish Pub Holiday

Celebrate New Year’s Eve

And don’t forget that on New Year’s Eve, you can ring in the arrival of 2022…twice! 

Join the fun at Raglan Road on December 31 and raise a complimentary glass of bubbly to ring in the Irish New Year at 7 p.m. E.T. (midnight Irish time) and then again when the pub clock strikes midnight.

Book now and plan for a fun New Year’s Eve at Raglan Road.

They’ll serve an all-day menu and lots of tasty libations for pairing while house bands and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers usher you into the new year.

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EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Foodie Guide

The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will soon be filling the park with the celebrations, songs, and delicious bites of holiday festivities from around the world.

This year 14 Festival of the Holidays Kitchens will be spread throughout the park serving up goodies, and I would be remiss if I didn’t share the Foodie Guide to help plan your culinary adventure!

EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Foodie Guide

Kālua Pork with Okinawa Purple Sweet Potatoes and Mango Salad and Haupia from Mele Kalikimaka EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
Mele Kalikimaka (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Kālua Pork with Okinawa Purple Sweet Potatoes and Mango Salad
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon with Tomatoes, Onions, Salmon Roe, Yuzu-Mayonnaise, and Yucca Chips (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Haupia: Hawaiian Coconut Pudding with Candied Macadamia Nuts and Coconut

Beverages:

  • Hawaiian Pale Wheat Ale (New Item)
  • Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Melon Breeze with Spiced Rum
Chestnuts & Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen (Near Disney Traders)
Items from Chestnuts & Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Cinnamon-glazed Almonds (Gluten/Wheat Friendly; (New Item)
  • Cinnamon-glazed Cashews (Gluten/Wheat Friendly; New Item)
  • Cinnamon-glazed Pecans (Gluten/Wheat Friendly; New Item)
  • Fire-roasted Chestnuts (Gluten/Wheat Friendly; New Item)

Beverages:

  • AMERICAN HERITAGE Gourmet Hot Cocoa (Non-alcoholic; New Item)
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (nonalcoholic)
  • Sweet Nutty Stout, Orlando (New Item)
  • AMERICAN HERITAGE Gourmet Hot Cocoa with Peanut Butter Whiskey, Whipped Cream, and Candied Nuts (New Item)
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Peanut Butter Whiskey (New Item)

Holiday Sweets & Treats (Near Port of Entry):

Peppermint Sundae and Exclusive Redemption Cookie from Holiday Sweets & Treats EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, and peppermint candy (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Exclusive Redemption Cookie (Holiday Cookie Stroll)

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (nonalcoholic)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea (nonalcoholic)
  • Eggnog White Porter
  • Coquito Beer (New Item)
  • S’mores Black Lager (New Item)
  • Hot Cocoa with assorted alcoholic cordials
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka
  • Beer Flight
Holiday Hearth Desserts (Near Port of Entry)
Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie,Snowball Cookies and Gingerbread Cookies from Holiday Hearth Desserts EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
  • Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie
  • Snowball Cookies 
  • Peppermint Bark(Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Mouse Crunch 
  • Gingerbread Cookie (Holiday Cookie Stroll)

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (nonalcoholic)
  • Cinnamon Apple Cider (Non-alcoholic; New Item)
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps
Refreshment Port (Near Canada)
Turkey Poutine from Refreshment Port EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Coquito Soft-Serve Waffle Cone (New Item)
  • Turkey Poutine – French fries with turkey gravy, cranberry relish, and crispy onions

Beverages:

  • Cranberry Hard Cider (New Item)
  • Pumpkin Spice Ginger Cocktail (New Item)
  • Coquito Soft-serve with Spiced Rum (New Item)
Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada)
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Seared Scallops with Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney, and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Beef Bourguignon with Crushed Potatoes
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple mousse and cranberry rolled in gingerbread chiffon cake
  • SNICKERS-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS bar pieces (Holiday Cookie Stroll; New Item)

Beverages:

  • Frozen Coffee (nonalcoholic)
  • Maple Cinnamon Coffee Beer
  • Maple Cookie Blonde Ale (New Item)
  • Peanut Butter & Banana Porter (New Item)
  • Icewine, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  • Red Wine, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  • Frozen Coffee with Whisky
  • Beer Flight
L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen (Between France and Morocco)
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latke (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Potato Latkes (Gluten/Wheat Friendly; Plant-based)  
  • Sufganiyot: Mini jelly-filled donuts
  • Black and White Cookie (Plant-based; Holiday Cookie Stroll)  

Beverages:

  • Hanukkah Beer
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail
Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Grilled Kebabs with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli (New Item)
    • Lamb Kefta (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
    • Harissa Chicken (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Fig Tapenade, and Zhoug Dip
  • Almond-spiced Cake with Ginger Mousse, Orange Ganache, and Sesame Tuile (New Item)

Beverages:

  • Lavender Apple Hard Cider (New Item)
    • Ginger Tumeric Hard Cider
    • Spicy Nutmeg Hard Cider
    • Fig Cocktail with Sparkling Wine, Fig Vodka, and Cranberry Juice (New Item)
    • Cider Flight
American Holiday Table
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Slow-roasted Turkey with BEN’S ORIGINAL Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Cranberry Sauce
  • Holiday Pot Pie with Jackfruit, Mushrooms, Carrots, Peas, Onions, and Puff Pastry (Plant-based)
  • Pumpkin Gingerbread Cheesecake with Cranberry Whipped Cream and Candied Pumpkin Seeds  
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookie made with DOVE Dark Chocolate (Holiday Cookie Stroll)

Beverages:

  • Bright White Ale
  • Eggnog White Porter
  • Peppermint Chocolate Stout
  • Regional White Wine
  • Regional Red Wine
  • Beer Flight
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany)
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce, Spätzle, and Braised Red Cabbage
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes
  • Linzer Cookie (Holiday Cookie Stroll)

Beverages:

  • Hard Apple Cider
  • German-style Gold Lager (New Item)
  • Doppelbock Beer
  • Regional Riesling
  • Glühwein: House-made hot spiced wine
  • Beer Flight
Refreshment Outpost:
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Coconut-Pineapple Cake with DOLE Whip (New Item)

Beverages:

  • Midnight Lager (New Item)
  • Nairobi Coffee Dark Beer (New Item)
The Donut Box (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items

  • Pumpkin Cake Donut with Pumpkin Spice Icing (New Item)
  • Holiday Donut with Coconut and Crisp Pearls (New Item)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Donut (New Item)
  • Eggnog-Cream-filled Donut with Cinnamon Icing and Crumbled Gingersnap Cookies (New Item)

Beverages:

  • Gingerbread Milkshake (nonalcoholic)
  • Gingerbread Stout (New Item)
  • Gingerbread Milkshake with Whipped Cream Vodka
Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen (France)
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Napoleon de Saumon Fumé en Brioche: Smoked salmon napoleon with layers of smoked salmon, dill mousse, and crème fraîche mousse served in brioche (New Item)
  • Dinde Forestière, Patates Douces Rôties: Turkey with bacon, mushrooms, and onions in a mustard cream sauce served with roasted sweet potatoes (New Item)
  • Bûche de Noël Chocolat Blanc, Framboise: Chocolate Christmas log with chocolate biscuit, white chocolate mousse, raspberry cream, and chocolate fudge coating (New Item)

Beverages:

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini: Vanilla vodka, vodka, chocolate milk, and whipped cream
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rosé Sparkling Wine
  • Cranberry Mimosa: Sparkling wine with orange juice and cranberry syrup
Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy)
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Mezzelune Croccanti: Crispy half-moon breaded mozzarella-filled ravioli with pomodoro sauce  (New Item)
  • Ravioli: Shrimp ravioli in scampi sauce with white wine, garlic, lemon zest, and parsley (New Item)
  • Bomboloni alla Cioccolato-Nocciola: Chocolate-filled Italian doughnut with chocolate-hazelnut spread and powdered sugar (New Item)

Beverages:

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Sparkling Red Wine
  • Moscato
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello
  • Pilsner
Lotus Blossom Café (China) Food Items:
  • House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons

Beverages:

  • Fireworks: Tequila gold, vodka, orange juice, and mango syrup
Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan)

Food Items:

  • Chirashi Sushi Tree: Sashimi-grade tuna, salmon, ikura, and yellowtail with vegetables decorated on an artistic bed of rice to celebrate the holidays
  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat soba noodle in a hot dashi soup with shrimp tempura, fish cake, shiitake mushrooms, and chopped green onion
  • Mont Blanc Tart: Matcha mousse tart with a sweet red bean center sprinkled with konpeito sugar candy

Beverages:

  • Chocolate Banana Boba: Cocoa, Japanese milky drink, banana syrup, and strawberry popping boba pearls (nonalcoholic; New Item)
  • Sparkling Plum Wine (New Item)
  • Chocolate Tokyo Banana: Cocoa, Japanese milky drink, banana syrup, and vodka (New Item)
  • Pomegranate Draft Lager: Rice lager with hints of pomegranate and lemon (New Item)
Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico)
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Items:

  • Giant Tostada de Chorizo: Chorizo served on a giant tostada with chipotle black bean purée, salsa verde, queso cotija, crema mexicana, and pickled onion
  • Tamal de Barbacoa: Shredded barbacoa beef in a corn masa topped with ranchera salsa, queso cotija, and crema Mexicana (Gluten/Wheat Friendly; New Item)
  • Dulce de Leche Churros sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar

Beverages:

  • Cranberry-Cinnamon Margarita: Apple-cinnamon infused mezcal, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice with a cinnamon-sugar rim (New Item)
  • Horchata Margarita: Tequila blanco, corn whiskey, horchata, and cinnamon horchata rum
  • Mistletoe Cerveza: Lager with blackcurrant liqueur (New Item)
Funnel Cake
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food Item:

  • Mini Pumpkin Pie Funnel Cake:  Pumpkin funnel cake topped with ice cream, whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbles (New Item)
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Beverage:

  • Carolers’ Cold Brew – Joffrey’s French Roast Cold Brew with brown butter toffee, swiss chocolate syrup, and sweet cream topped with whipped cream and TWIX bar pieces (New Item)

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth is available with valid theme park admission and a park reservation for the same date. For more information, visit EPCOTHolidays.com.

Don’t forget to share your favorite Festival of the Holidays dishes on social media using #EPCOTHoliday or #DisneyWorld50

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Chef Richard Blais Brings Tropical Concept to Orlando

Chef Richard Blais

I was beyond excited when I found out that acclaimed Chef Richard Blais will open his first Orlando restaurant later this year with a new tropical concept at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, located adjacent to Walt Disney World.

“It’s undeniable how talented and invigorating Chef Blais is. We couldn’t be more excited to be working with him for our newest restaurant,” said Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress General Manager Paul Joseph. “This concept is something very near and dear to our hearts and to Blais’s and we can’t wait to be able to unveil it to our guests.”

Blais is widely recognized as the first winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars and recently announced co-star of the new Gordon Ramsay / FOX cooking competition, Next Level Chef. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and trained at The French Laundry, Daniel, Chez Panisse, and el Bulli.

Chef Richard Blais

His new Orlando restaurant will make its home in the former Hemingway’s venue within the resort and offer dinner nightly and brunch on Sundays.

Blais currently owns and operates Trail Blais, a forward-thinking culinary consulting company that has consulted on, designed, and operated popular eateries across the country. He is the James Beard Award-nominated author of Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate, as well as his second cookbook, So Good.

Most recently, he opened Ember & Rye at the newly renovated Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California, and took on the role of Culinary Director at the newly opened San Diego Symphony performance space, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. 

“I love having fun with my concepts and menus and I’m so excited about what we’ve got in store for this restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress,” said Chef Richard Blais. “We’re looking forward to adding a memorable and innovative offering to Orlando’s already incredible food scene.”

The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress will host a hiring event for the new restaurant on Tuesday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the resort’s Windsong Ballroom. Positions available include management, cooks, bartenders, servers, and greeters.

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