2022 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

2022 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

For 129 delicious days, guests can sip, savor and repeat across six continents at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE.

The festival kicks off on July 14th at Walt Disney World Resort and continues through November 19, offering new experiences for foodies and families alike as part of the “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” honoring the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary.

2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
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Like a passport for the palate, this iconic festival is a magical taste tour that whisks guests off on a fun and flavorful journey. It’s a delicious celebration of the best in global food and drinks, along with live entertainment, family activities, and more.

2022 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
Harrison Cooney, Photographer

New Sips, Fresh Bites at Global Marketplaces
More than 25 festival food and wine marketplaces located throughout EPCOT celebrate the best in global food and drink. This year, the creative Disney culinary teams have dreamed up unique dishes as nearly one third of the menu offerings are new. Here is a sampling of the many flavors:

  • Debuting this year is The Fry Basket featuring French fries presented with unique savory and sweet toppings, including the Fry Flight, which features three different flavors: Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Fries; Barbecued Bacon Fries with smoked aïoli; and Sweet Potato Casserole Fries with candied pecans, toasted marshmallow cream, and caramel whisky
  • A guest favorite from years past, India returns with three brand-new items: Crispy Paneer with Mango-Curry Ketchup, Potato and Pea Samosa with Coriander-Lime Cream, and Chicken Tikka Masala with Fennel-spiced Yogurt and Naan Bread.
2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
Harrison Cooney, Photographer
  • The Belgium marketplace, opening at 8:30 a.m. daily, serves up Belgian Waffles topped with either Warm Chocolate Ganache or Berry Compote and Whipped Cream, as well as Chilled Mocha Coffee – perfect for those who want to get an early start on their epicurean journey.
  • The Swanky Saucy Swine entices guests with the return of a fan favorite: Crispy Barbecued Pork Rinds with Pimento Cheese, and a new item: Grilled Pork Shoulder Lettuce Wrap with Charred Corn Salsa, Pickled Red Onion, and Cilantro-Lime.
  • Hops & Barley showcases the best of America with a new Chesapeake Crab Slider with Tangy Coleslaw and Cajun Remoulade, as well as Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing.
2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
Harrison Cooney, Photographer
  • The Alps showcase a new item perfect for the changing seasons: Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Riesling-poached Pears, Red Wine-braised Figs, Candied Pecans, Honey, and Cranberry Toast.
  • And dozens more returning favorite dishes can be found throughout the Festival in Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia, Greece, Japan, Brazil, Coastal Eats, and Flavors From Fire Marketplaces – to name just a few!
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Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare
Live musical performances at the America Gardens Theatre are scheduled to feature internationally recognized artists Friday through Monday and local bands rocking the house Tuesday through Thursday.

With genres spanning Rock, Latin, Rap, Pop, Country, Gospel, and more, some of this year’s lineup includes:

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Tonic
  • Blanco Brown
  • Hoobastank
  • Los Amigos Invisibles
  • Sheila E.
  • 38 Special
  • Robert Randolph Band
  • Newsboys
  • Ray Parker Jr.
  • Billy Ocean
  • Hanson
  • Boyz II Men
  • Kenny G
  • Sugar Ray
  • And many others!

With an Eat to the Beat Dining Package (for Friday through Monday concerts), guests can enjoy a leisurely meal at a select EPCOT restaurant and guaranteed seating at one of the performances later that same day.

To see the full lineup of artists, performance dates, and pricing, and to make a dining package reservation, guests can visit TasteEpcot.com.

2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
Harrison Cooney, Photographer

Engaging Experiences Encourage Exploration
Guests can have even more fun exploring the festival by participating in interactive experiences (separate purchase required):

  • In Emile’s Fromage Montage, cheese lovers can take a walk on the tasty side to sample cheese dishes served in inventive ways. To participate, guests must purchase five different items from the list of qualifying dishes available at select Festival Marketplaces (found in the Festival Passport) and collect a special stamp from each location they visit. Then, guests can receive a special dessert served in a festival cup.
  • Kids of all ages can embark on a Ratatouille-inspired adventure that’s très magnifique in Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak. In this savory scavenger hunt, guests purchase a map and stickers from select festival merchandise locations (while supplies last) and then explore EPCOT to find Remy statuettes to match their stickers to the map. Whether they search for the ingredients or not, guests may return their map to redemption locations in the park to receive a festival keepsake.
  • New this year! From Sept. 29-Oct. 31 (or while supplies last), special Halloween fun for the whole family is available in Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit. With the purchase of a map and stickers, guests can search around EPCOT to look for hidden decorative pumpkins themed to Disney characters. Whether they search for the pumpkins or not, guests may return their map to redemption locations in the park to receive a small festival keepsake item.
2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
For 129 delicious days, guests can sip, savor and repeat across six continents at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. From July 14 through Nov. 19, 2022, more than 25 festival food and wine marketplaces located throughout EPCOT celebrate the best in global food and drink. The entire family can also enjoy live musical performances by internationally recognized artists, participate in fun activities and scavenger hunts, and shop at Festival Markets showcasing official event collectibles, keepsakes, apparel, kitchenware items and more. (Harrison Cooney, Photographer)

Sip, Savor, Repeat…and Shop!
This year, the festival merchandise team is serving up five new collections to savor. Guests can visit Festival Markets throughout EPCOT to shop for official event items, including:

  • Event Logo Collection, with something for everyone including commemorative apparel, accessories and adorable keepsakes
  • Chef Mickey Mouse and Chef Minnie Mouse Collection, evoking nostalgia for longtime Disney fans with an assortment of tabletop and kitchen-themed items, an apron and more
  • Princess Tiana Collection, an array of kitchenware and apparel with New Orleans-inspired culinary flair marks the beloved princess’ first exclusive festival specialty merchandise line
  • Chef Figment Collection, paying tribute to Figment’s love of all things purple – including beets – this fun new collection includes kitchen essentials, trading pins and more
  • The Chef Remy Annual Passholder Collection, featuring unique Remy inspired merchandise including apparel, trading pins and collectible novelties

Merchandise can be found at festival retail locations across EPCOT beginning July 14, with additional pieces debuting throughout the festival. Select items are also available on shopDisney.com.

2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
Harrison Cooney, Photographer

To experience the 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, guests need both a valid park admission and a park reservation for EPCOT on the same date. For more details on this year’s festival, guests may visit TasteEpcot.com.

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Disney’s Magnolia Course to be Reimagined

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course opened on October 1, 1971, the same day as Magic Kingdom Theme Park. 

In the 50 years since its opening, the course has undergone renovations and redesigns to enhance conditions and playability to update the designs to today’s game. 

The Arnold Palmer Golf Management has been reimaging the finishing stretch of the course and has shared new information about the upcoming changes.

Designed and overseen by Ken Baker, who has extensive international design experience and is currently the head of golf course design at One Club Limited, these course updates will be completed by the end of the year.

Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course Reimaginining

Hole 14 – Currently a par 5, will become a par 4, with a new green location

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

Hole 15 – Currently a par 3, will shift location and become a long par 5, dogleg to the right

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

Hole 16 – Will shift location and remain a par 4, but will now become a dogleg to the left

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

Hole 17 – Currently a par 4, will become a par 3, with new tee box locations

To accommodate the shifting hole locations, players will find several new fairways and greenside bunkers were engineered.

Suited to test each player’s level, a selection of new teeing grounds will also be a part of the reimagining.

The changes to the holes will retain the par 72 traditional nature of the golf course.

These changes are just the beginning of the other enhancements to the golf experience at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course, which will result in reconstructing all 18 greens at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course greens.

Recently two PGA Tour stars, 2017 Masters winner Sergio Garcia and 2019 US Open champion Gary Woodland, got a sneak peek at the redesign, and both walked away impressed.

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

“It will be amazing. The 15th (becoming) a big par 5; 16 is a long par 4 and they’ve brought in the water perfectly,” said Woodland. “You’re going to have four closing holes down the stretch that will test every aspect of your game. It’ll be a great finish here at Magnolia.”

Added Garcia: “It’s a fun course to play. When (golfers) finish their rounds, they can’t wait to come back and I think that’s something the Magnolia course will have.”

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

While Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course is now closed for play, you can still enjoy teeing up at Disney’s Palm Golf Course and Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. 

You can find information about “The Happiest Place on TURF,” including available tee times, limited edition Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary golf merchandise, instruction, and more at https://www.golfwdw.com.

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Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue Tips

If you are heading to EPCOT to experience “an intergalactic chase through space and time,” you will first need to prepare to take on the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue!

This is a mission that you should not be afraid to take on, BUT you will want to be prepared!

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue

Know Before You Go – Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue

  • To join the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue, you will need to make sure that you have downloaded and logged into the My Disney Experience App
  • Starting at 7 a.m. on the day of your Park reservation, Guests with a valid ticket or pass and a Disney Park Pass Reservation for EPCOT will be able to check for an available boarding group and request access to the virtual queue. 
    • This can be done before you leave your Resort hotel or on your way to the Park.
  • Another opportunity to enter the virtual queue will be released at 1 p.m. for anyone who wasn’t able to join a boarding group earlier in the day. 
    • Keep in mind that you must be inside EPCOT to access this second virtual queue opportunity. 
    • Access to a boarding group is subject to availability and not guaranteed.
  • An additional opportunity to request to join the virtual queue will be available at 6:00 PM on select dates during extended evening theme park hours, a benefit for registered Guests staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort, Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, or other select hotels. 
    • Guests with this benefit do not need to be in EPCOT to request to join at that time.
    • These Guests will need valid admission and a theme park reservation for the same park on the same day to experience extended evening hours—or, they may experience extended evening hours if they have a ticket or Annual Pass with the Park Hopper option and first enter the park for which they made their reservation.
  • In order to give as many Guests as possible the opportunity to save the galaxy, each Guest can enter the virtual queue no more than once per day during regular Park hours.
  • The virtual queue is only accessible via the My Disney Experience app. Additional information, including tips for getting into the virtual queue, are available here. Guests who need additional help joining the virtual queue for the 1 p.m. enrollment time should seek out a Guest Relations or Guest Experience Team Cast Member.
  • Using the Disability Access Service (DAS)? To utilize your DAS, you will still need to have a spot in the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue.
  • Please note that joining the virtual queue does not guarantee the ability to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue
The first full-size Starblaster ever built stands outside Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the new family-thrill coaster attraction at EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

How to Join the Virtual Queue

  • Step 1 – Check Availability Log in to the My Disney Experience app at one of the distribution times. Select “Virtual Queues” on the home screen to view the current status and next steps for joining a virtual queue. The app will indicate when there is no availability for a specific distribution time or if a backup group is available.
  • Step 2 – Enroll Your Group: As long as your Disney account is linked to your group’s park tickets, and everyone has valid admission and park reservations for the park you will visit, you can enroll everyone in the virtual queue at the same time (subject to availability).
  • Step 3 – Enjoy the Experience: If your boarding group is called to return, you’ll receive a notification via the My Disney Experience app. Then, head over to the entrance of the experience within your designated return window.

Some additional Virtual Queue Notes:

  • Joining the virtual queue does not guarantee the ability to participate in the experience.
  • In order to give as many Guests as possible the opportunity to join the queue, each Guest can enter the virtual queue for a given experience no more than once per day, subject to availability.
  • Boarding groups for a virtual queue are limited, subject to availability, and are not guaranteed. Not all boarding groups may be called to return based on the availability of the experience.
  • Guests may not hold a boarding group for more than one experience at the same time. If more than one experience is using a virtual queue, guests will need to enter those virtual queues one at a time.
  • Guests visiting from another theme park using an Annual Pass or the Park Hopper option may not be able to join the virtual queue in a park where they do not have a Disney Park Pass reservation. 
  • In order to request access to a virtual queue during Park Hopper hours, a Guest must be inside the theme park where the virtual queue will be used.

I KNOW that all of these bullets look daunting, but you’ve got this! It’s Save the Universe Time!!!!

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On the Go in the Parks: May 20-22, 2022

You might want to pack your umbrellas to be On the Go in the Parks, May 20-22, 2022, as the afternoon spring showers have returned!

On the Go in the Parks: May 20-22, 2022

Viva La Musica at SeaWorld Orlando
Viva La Musica 2022 Header

SeaWorld Orlando’s fan-favorite Latin festival is back as Viva La Música takes over the park during two unforgettable weekends, May 14-15 and May 22-23.

Park visitors can enjoy this festival’s sights, sounds, and flavors, including red-hot local entertainment featuring salsa, bachata, reggaetón, and more. Discover authentic cuisine inspired by the colorful flavors of the Caribbean, Spain, and Central & South America. Celebrate Latin tradition with chef-curated dishes such as Seafood Paella, Mojo Roasted Pork, Empanadas, and Mojitos.

Viva La Música is highlighted by a series of sensational live concerts that will have you dancing out of your seat. The party will not stop once these award-winning musicians take the stage.

In addition, guests can experience local Latin performances and family-friendly cultural activities throughout the park. The headline concert lineup includes:

  • May 21, Poncho Sanchez (2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater)
  • May 22, Proyecto Uno (2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater)
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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

The Garden Rocks Concert Series takes place at the American Gardens Theatre at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8:00 pm. This weekend’s performers are:

  • May 20 & 21 – Tony Orlando
  • May 22 – Collin Raye – NEW!

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

Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival 2022
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival

This is the final weekend to experience Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival!

This is Tampa’s premier spring festival, included with theme park admission, and is back with more than 20 NEW delicious dishes to pair with curated beverages and a diverse concert lineup.

This weekend you can also enjoy concerts, included with your theme park admission.

Updated Safety Information

Disney Springs Reopening

Please take note that mask requirements have changed at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Universal Orlando Resort!

Face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are expected to continue to wear face coverings in all indoor locations, including queues, indoor attractions, and theaters.

At Walt Disney World, face coverings are still required by all Guests (ages 2 and up) on enclosed Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner.

Florida Resident Savings On the Go in the Parks

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Check out these Florida Resident exclusive ticket deals!

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Universal Orlando Resort

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Save Up To $65 On All Multi-Day Tickets When You Buy Tickets Online!

Florida residents, enjoy online savings, plus make the thrills last longer with multi-day tickets (blockout dates and restrictions apply). Visit two amazing theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

  • Savings based on the online purchase price difference (before tax) between a Florida Resident and the corresponding non-Florida Resident 2-Park 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket.
  • Savings are not available at Universal Orlando theme park’s front gates.
  • Savings are only available for purchases made at UniversalOrlando.com.
  • The ticket is valid for purchase and use by Florida residents only.
  • Proof of Florida residency is required.
  • Savings cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, or prior purchases, and do not apply to promotional or combo ticket products. Additional restrictions may apply.

SeaWorld Orlando

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Discovery Cove

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LIMITED-TIME OFFER: SAVE 20% + COMPLIMENTARY DRINK PACKAGE

Florida Residents, enjoy year-round 20% savings and, for a limited time,  receive a complimentary premium drink package (a $40 value) with your booking. 

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Rewind

Know Before You Go Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, in EPCOT’s newly renamed World Discovery neighborhood, is a family-thrill attraction that will launch riders into an intergalactic chase rocking through time and space on May 27, 2022.

I’ve put together everything you Need to Know Before You Go…with some spoilers…so beware!

Know Before You Go: Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Rewind

The First ‘Other-World’ Showcase Pavilion

In 1987 the Quill Family visited EPCOT, and Star-Lord loved the experience so much that he suggested the Disney park as the perfect place for Xandarians to connect with Terrans. 

The Wonders of Xandar pavilion features three main sections.

The Galaxarium is a sweeping planetarium-style space showcasing planets, stars, and other intergalactic wonders that connect Terra and Xandar – reinforcing the notion that we’re all born of the same space dust. The Xandarian supercomputer, Worldmind, provides narration in the Galaxarium and gives context to the stunning visuals.

The Xandar Gallery invites guests to learn more about the Xandarian people, culture, and history – including the heroes of Xandar – through specially crafted displays, including models of starships and a Xandarian city. The gallery also features excerpts from “Good Morning Xandar,” where a host interviews the Guardians of the Galaxy about their heroic deeds.

The pavilion tour concludes in the Phase Chamber, where guests instantly teleport from EPCOT to a Nova Corps Starcharter cruiser orbiting Earth. Here they learn about the Cosmic Generator, a piece of Xandarian technology that creates jump points – artificial tunnels in space allowing for rapid travel across vast distances.

And this is when things go wrong…

New Twists and Thrills

To help save visitors of the Wonders of Xandar Pavilion, the Guardians arrive on the scene with a plan to track down Eson, the attraction’s Celestial nemesis, by taking them on an intergalactic chase to save the galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind offers several “firsts,” including:

• The first coaster attraction at EPCOT.

• The first reverse launch for a Disney coaster.

• The first Disney Omnicoaster, where vehicles make controlled rotations, always keeping guests focused on the action.

• The first Walt Disney World attraction to feature the Guardians of the Galaxy.

A Rocking Soundtrack

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Like the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind weaves classic pop music – or “poet sorcery,” as Gamora would say – into the fabric of its experience. 

Disney Imagineers tested more than 100 potential songs for the attraction before creating the soundtrack that includes:

  • “September”
  • “Disco Inferno”
  • “Conga”
  • “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” 
  • “I Ran”
  • “One Way or Another”

The soundtrack is exciting because riders won’t know which song they’ll hear each time they ride until they jump into space with the Guardians.

Treasures of Xandar

Guests can hunt for Guardians of the Galaxy-themed fashions, accessories, home décor, collectibles, and toys at the Treasures of Xandar shop, located at the Wonders of Xandar pavilion.

The Xandarians hired The Broker to operate this new merchandise location on Terra.

When the pavilion opens, the Treasures of Xandar will debut several new product lines, including

  • What if the Guardians were rock stars? Inspired by vintage concert merchandise of the 1980s, the Heroes of Xandar Collection imagines all of the gear and memorabilia fans would collect during the Guardians’ fictional intergalactic tour.
  • The 1980s nostalgia continues with a bold and colorful line celebrating Peter Quill’s childhood visit to EPCOT. The Guardians of the Galaxy: Through the Eyes of Quill Collection features retro silhouettes and graphic designs evoking decades past.
  • After helping save the galaxy, guests of all ages are invited to show off their new hero status in style with the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – Honorary Guardians Collection. Honorary Guardians will be distinguished in their rank through the official Honorary Guardian colors of navy and gold paired with the Honorary Guardian emblem, which is proudly displayed on each item in the collection.
  • The Groot Through the Years Collection celebrates the sentient tree-like creature and his journey to becoming a defender of the galaxy. The collection, which includes toys, home décor, and children’s apparel, illustrates Groot’s evolution from baby to adolescent to adult.

How to Ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmid Rewind
Kent Phillips, photographer

When Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens, guests must make sure they have the My Disney Experience app to enter the virtual queue as a standby queue will not be available.

Keep in mind that the virtual queues are limited, subject to availability, and are not guaranteed.

In addition to the virtual queue, guests can also purchase an individual Lightning Lane entry when it opens each day.

Lightning Lane entry purchases are limited in availability, are subject to change or closure, may vary by date, and are not guaranteed.

Don’t forget that each guest must also have a Park Pass Reservation to EPCOT to enter the virtual queue or purchase a Lightning Lane.

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On the Go in the Parks 13-15, 2022

Things are heating up On the Go in the Parks, May 13-15, 2022, with a returning celebration at SeaWorld Orlando and Annual Passholder Previews beginning for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind!

On the Go in the Parks: May 13-15, 2022

Viva La Musica at SeaWorld Orlando
Viva La Musica 2022 Header

SeaWorld Orlando’s fan-favorite Latin festival is back as Viva La Música takes over the park during two unforgettable weekends, May 14-15 and May 22-23.

Park visitors can enjoy this festival’s sights, sounds, and flavors, including red-hot local entertainment featuring salsa, bachata, reggaetón, and more. Discover authentic cuisine inspired by the colorful flavors of the Caribbean, Spain, and Central & South America. Celebrate Latin tradition with chef-curated dishes such as Seafood Paella, Mojo Roasted Pork, Empanadas, and Mojitos.

Viva La Música is highlighted by a series of sensational live concerts that will have you dancing out of your seat. The party will not stop once these award-winning musicians take the stage.

In addition, guests can experience local Latin performances and family-friendly cultural activities throughout the park. The headline concert lineup includes:

  • May 14, Grupo Manía (2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater)
  • May 15, El Gran Combo (2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater)
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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

The Garden Rocks Concert Series takes place at the American Gardens Theatre at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8:00 pm. This weekend’s performers are:

  • May 13 & 14 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett – NEW!
  • May 15 & 16 -MercyMe

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

Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival 2022
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival, Tampa’s premier spring festival included with theme park admission, is back with more than 20 NEW delicious dishes to pair with curated beverages and a diverse concert lineup through May 22.

This weekend you can also enjoy concerts, included with your theme park admission.

Updated Safety Information

Disney Springs Reopening

Please take note that mask requirements have changed at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Universal Orlando Resort!

Face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are expected to continue to wear face coverings in all indoor locations, including queues, indoor attractions, and theaters.

At Walt Disney World, face coverings are still required by all Guests (ages 2 and up) on enclosed Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner.

Florida Resident Savings On the Go in the Parks

Who doesn’t love saving when you are On the Go in the Parks???

Check out these Florida Resident exclusive ticket deals!

Walt Disney World

FL Resident Weekday Magic

Save 40% on a 4-Day Ticket: Florida Residents can experience the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and save big on tickets!

Universal Orlando Resort

Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort

Save Up To $65 On All Multi-Day Tickets When You Buy Tickets Online!

Florida residents, enjoy online savings, plus make the thrills last longer with multi-day tickets (blockout dates and restrictions apply). Visit two amazing theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

  • Savings based on the online purchase price difference (before tax) between a Florida Resident and the corresponding non-Florida Resident 2-Park 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket.
  • Savings are not available at Universal Orlando theme park’s front gates.
  • Savings are only available for purchases made at UniversalOrlando.com.
  • The ticket is valid for purchase and use by Florida residents only.
  • Proof of Florida residency is required.
  • Savings cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, or prior purchases, and do not apply to promotional or combo ticket products. Additional restrictions may apply.

SeaWorld Orlando

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There are SOOOOO many great SeaWorld Orlando tickets, fun card, and annual pass discounts you are sure to find a deal that fits your needs!!!

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Shark Swim

LIMITED-TIME OFFER: SAVE 20% + COMPLIMENTARY DRINK PACKAGE

Florida Residents, enjoy year-round 20% savings and, for a limited time,  receive a complimentary premium drink package (a $40 value) with your booking. 

Don’t forget you can keep up with us as we are On the Go in the Parks and beyond by following @onthegoinmco on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube

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On the Go in the Parks: May 6-8, 2022

If you are On the Go in the Parks, May 6-8, 2022, you are going to enjoy a beautiful weekend of springtime fun!

On the Go in the Parks: May 6-8, 2022

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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

The Garden Rocks Concert Series takes place at the American Gardens Theatre at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8:00 pm. This weekend’s performers are:

  • May 6 & 7 – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • May 8 & 9 – The Commodores – NEW!

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

Seven Seas Food Festival
SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival Group

This is the last weekend that SeaWorld Orlando is celebrating food from around the world with their annual Seven Seas Food Festival that’s packed with more flavor than ever.

This year at Orlando’s largest theme park food festival, foodies and families alike can enjoy over 200 chef-and mixologist-curated tastes inspired by cultures from across the Seven Seas.

In addition to tastes from around the world, you can catch these concerts at Bayside Stadium, included with your theme park admission:

Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival 2022
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival, Tampa’s premier spring festival included with theme park admission, is back with more than 20 NEW delicious dishes to pair with curated beverages and a diverse concert lineup through May 22.

This weekend you can also enjoy concerts, included with your theme park admission.

Updated Safety Information

Disney Springs Reopening

Please take note that mask requirements have changed at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Universal Orlando Resort!

Face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are expected to continue to wear face coverings in all indoor locations, including queues, indoor attractions, and theaters.

At Walt Disney World, face coverings are still required by all Guests (ages 2 and up) on enclosed Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner.

Florida Resident Savings On the Go in the Parks

Who doesn’t love saving when you are On the Go in the Parks???

Check out these Florida Resident exclusive ticket deals!

Walt Disney World

FL Resident Weekday Magic

Save 40% on a 4-Day Ticket: Florida Residents can experience the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and save big on tickets!

Universal Orlando Resort

Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort

Save Up To $65 On All Multi-Day Tickets When You Buy Tickets Online!

Florida residents, enjoy online savings, plus make the thrills last longer with multi-day tickets (blockout dates and restrictions apply). Visit two amazing theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

  • Savings based on the online purchase price difference (before tax) between a Florida Resident and the corresponding non-Florida Resident 2-Park 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket.
  • Savings are not available at Universal Orlando theme park’s front gates.
  • Savings are only available for purchases made at UniversalOrlando.com.
  • The ticket is valid for purchase and use by Florida residents only.
  • Proof of Florida residency is required.
  • Savings cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, or prior purchases, and do not apply to promotional or combo ticket products. Additional restrictions may apply.

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Welcome Harbour Vertical

There are SOOOOO many great SeaWorld Orlando tickets, fun card, and annual pass discounts you are sure to find a deal that fits your needs!!!

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Shark Swim

LIMITED-TIME OFFER: SAVE 20% + COMPLIMENTARY DRINK PACKAGE

Florida Residents, enjoy year-round 20% savings and, for a limited time,  receive a complimentary premium drink package (a $40 value) with your booking. 

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On the Go in MCO: Mother’s Day

On the Go in MCO Mother's Day 2022

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

Celebrate Mother’s Day 2022 On the Go in MCO with fun outings for the special women in your life!

On the Go in MCO: Mother’s Day 2022

On the Go In MCO Mother's Day
For the Foodie Mom

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Morimoto Asia, as the Disney Springs restaurant hosts its Luau, featuring all the excitement, delicious foods, and festivities of a traditional Hawaiian party.

Guests will find themselves immersed in Asian-Pacific culture, experiencing a Hawaiian-inspired buffet, featuring a poke and sushi bar, a hotline to include Kahuku Food Truck’s Famous Garlic Shrimp, Morimoto Style Peking Duck, and a whole Kalua roasted pig, in addition to an assortment of desserts, such as pineapple upside-down cake and butter mochi.

A variety of specially curated Hawaiian-inspired cocktails will also be available for an upcharge. While guests enjoy their lunch, they will experience a series of captivating performances by a live band, Hula dancers, and a strolling Ukulele player — all prepared to serenade mothers on this special occasion.

Museum of Illusions Orlando ICON Park
Photo: Museum of Illusions Orlando
For the Instagram Mom

If your Mom is like my Mom, one of her most prized possessions are photos of our family…and the ‘fun’ photos are the best!

The Museum of Illusions Orlando at ICON Park immerses you in the fascinating world of illusions with fun photo opportunities and educational exhibits.

This is the perfect way to spend your afternoon!

On the Go In MCO Mother's Day
For the Fun Mom

I’ve talked about Southern Hill Farms before, but they have a bushel of fun events for the entire family this Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day weekend kicks off on Saturday, May 7th, with live music by the one and only Jeff Whitfield from 11 am to 3 pm, event food trucks, and Kids Zone fun.

Then on Sunday, May 8th, Mom can unwind with Yoga on the Farm from 7 – 8 am, tickets are required and can be found at http://ow.ly/thr750IY3A6

There will also be live music from Are Friends Electric from 10 am to 3 pm, seven food trucks, beer, wine, and Kids Zone fun. 

Right now blueberries, peaches, vegetables, Sunflowers, and Zinnias are available to pick on the one hundred twenty acre farm.

Mothers will also receive one pound of complimentary u-pick blueberries on Saturday and Sunday only (5/7 + 5/8). Just make sure to mention the discount at check-out to receive the free pound, a minimum of two u-pick pounds are required to redeem this offer.

For the Theme Park Mom

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

The Garden Rocks Concert Series takes place at the American Gardens Theatre at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:00 pm. This weekend’s performers are:

  • May 6 & 7 – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • May 8 – The Commodores – NEW to Garden Rocks!

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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Mickey’s Not So Scary Returns this Fall

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2022

I am SOOOOO excited to share that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is returning to the Magic Kingdom Park!!!!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022  

This fall, ghosts, and ghouls of all ages are invited to don their favorite costumes and celebrate all things haunted during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Taking place on 37 select nights starting August 12 through October 31, 2022, this special event haunts Magic Kingdom Park after normal park operating hours from 7 p.m. to midnight.  

As a part of this limited-capacity event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party attendees will encounter event-exclusive entertainment, notorious Disney villains, frightfully delicious menu items, and more!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Highlights
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • The Headless Horseman will ride his ghostly steed down Main Street, U.S.A. as a prelude to Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade,” which features floats filled with Disney Characters dressed in their Halloween bestDisney villains and the Haunted Mansion graveyard diggers.  

  • What’s Halloween without candy? During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, guests can go trick-or-treating for M&M’S, SKITTLES, SNICKERS, and other Halloween favorites at locations throughout Magic Kingdom Park. And new this year, guests will also receive a reusable trick-or-treat bag featuring a keepsake 50th Anniversary celebration and Halloween design. 
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween 2016 Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
  • Join the Sanderson Sisters during the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show at Cinderella Castle as they call upon their frightening colleagues to conjure the ultimate “Hocus Pocus” Party Potion.   
Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party Character Collage
Photos: Walt Disney World
  • Celebrate the season alongside favorite Disney characters as they take over the park for their favorite party of the year.  
2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Overlays themed for the occasion will return to several popular Magic Kingdom attractions: Space Mountain, Mad Tea Party, Pirates of the Caribbean and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. 
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2022
  • The Pumpkin King himself, Jack Skellington, will host “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.” This can’t-miss nighttime extravaganza features projections, special effects and lighting mixed with fireworks, music and Disney characters.  
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween 2016 Pumpkin Cupcake
  • Discover sweet and savory menu items inspired by fall flavors and the Halloween season.   
2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Ali Nasser, photographer
  • NEW! In honor of the 50th Anniversary celebration, we’re adding even more fun to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year in the form of event-exclusive step-in photo opportunities. And in addition to the reusable trick-or-treating tote bag, guests will also receive a Halloween-themed 50thAnniversary celebration commemorative print. 

I’m excited to share more about this year’s specially ticketed, after-hours Halloween celebration!!!

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First Look: Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!

Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!

Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! will open this summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and it’s time to take a deep dive into the creation of the freshly reimagined show.

Stepping inside the Theater in the Wild, we’ll catch up with the group of fish from Dr. P. Sherman’s office in “Finding Nemo,” who have made their way across the ocean to the Marine Life Institute. 

The fish tell Nemo’s story in this fully updated, 25-minute show, incorporating live performers and puppets, along with many of the beloved songs and production numbers from the original “Finding Nemo: The Musical.”

In addition to a new script, the show will feature new scenic set pieces and a new LED video wall designed to visually extend the world created by the physical sets on stage.

The stage will be filled with eye-catching sets including a 32-foot-long sunken submarine and a fish tank volcano standing nearly 15 feet tall!

Working in close collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios, artists and designers at Disney Live Entertainment also developed a new aesthetic for “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!” inspired by layered, cut paper sculptures. 

The resulting look is fresh and unique to the show while staying true to the designs in the original film.

“Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!” is just one of the many additions coming to the Walt Disney World Resort as they continue to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.

I’m excited to share more details about the show!!!

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On the Go in MCO: Earth Day

On the Go in MCO Earth Day 2022

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

Earth Day is just around the corner, and if you are looking for fun ways to celebrate our awesome planet On the Go in MCO I’ve got you covered!

On the Go in MCO: Earth Day 2022

On the Go in MCO Earth Day - Central Florida Earth Day
Central Florida Earth Day

April 23, 2022 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Head to Lake Eola Park to enjoy presentations, food preparation demonstrations, environmental education, an Earth Kids Zone, an Artist Corner, animal haven, music, Mind Body Spirit, activities, vegan food, and many Earth-friendly sponsors and vendors.

There are so many fun and interesting things happening on Central Florida Earth Day, that you will want to stay all day!

There is no cost to attend this event.

On the Go in MCO Earth Day - Planet Nona
Planet Nona

April 22, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate Planet Earth in Lake Nona! Lake Nona Town Center and Boxi park will be filled with vendors, live music, food trucks, pop-up bars, activities, and lots of love for our planet!

There is no cost to attend this event and parking is free.

On the Go in MCO Earth Day - Party for the Planet Central Florida Zoo
Party for the Planet

April 23, 2022 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo and spring into action to save our planet! Special activities will celebrate our planet’s amazing and diverse wildlife through interactive environmental education activities, fun activities, games, and crafts. Perfect for the entire family, Party for the Planet gives guests the opportunity to connect to nature and conservation in the community and be inspired to become conservation heroes to help protect our beautiful planet.

This event is included in general Zoo admission.

On the Go in MCO Earth Day - St Cloud
St. Cloud Earth Day 2022

April 23, 2022 | 11:00 am

Head to St. Cloud’s Peghorn Nature Park (2101 Peghorn Way, St Cloud, FL 34769) for an Earth Day 2022 Celebration that will include environmental exhibitors, up-cycling crafts, live music, five-a-ways, clean up project, food trucks, a nature trail, and more. 

There is no cost to attend this event.

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Animal Kingdom

All week | Park open to close

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park shines the spotlight on our beautiful, bountiful planet with its annual Earth Week Celebration, set for April 18-24, 2022.

During this popular event, guests are steeped in the wonders of the natural world through family-friendly experiences and special offerings. They become part of the park’s conservation story and connect with many of the animal species the Disney Conservation Fund is working hard to protect.

To celebrate the third planet from the sun, the park is pulling out all the stops! Guests will be treated to unique character sightings, fun learning opportunities, specialty merchandise, themed food and beverages, a limited-time Wilderness Explorer badge, and more.

This event is included with theme park admission.

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Earth Week Celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Earth Month Disney's Animal Kingdom - Header

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park shines the spotlight on our beautiful, bountiful planet with its annual Earth Week Celebration, set for April 18-24, 2022.

During this popular event, guests are steeped in the wonders of the natural world through family-friendly experiences and special offerings. They become part of the park’s conservation story and connect with many of the animal species the Disney Conservation Fund is working hard to protect.

To celebrate the third planet from the sun, the park is pulling out all the stops! Guests will be treated to unique character sightings, fun learning opportunities, specialty merchandise, themed food and beverages, a limited-time Wilderness Explorer badge, and more.

Along the way, guests will discover the power that lives within them to create positive change and be inspired by the natural world everyone shares.

Earth Month Disney's Animal Kingdom - Tree of Life

“Earth Day 2022 is one day, April 22, but our celebration of this planet we call home is so magical, it goes on all year long,” said Sarah Riles, vice president of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. “We invite guests to join in fun that is both entertaining and inspiring.”

Highlights of the week include:

  • Find a riverbank perch and catch a glimpse of special characters who will join other favorite Disney pals on the Discovery Island Character Cruise as it sails around Discovery River. Be on the lookout for more character sightings on Discovery Island!
  • Throughout the month of April, guests can learn to draw favorite Disney Characters at The Animation Experience at Conservation Station. There, Disney artists bring favorite characters to life by using animals for inspiration. Guests can try drawing characters like Crush and Squirt, Bruce, Dumbo, Terk, Heimlich, Shere Khan, and Simba, whose real-life counterparts represent amazing stories of conservation work around the globe. Each 25-minute session features step-by-step instruction so guests can let their creativity shine!
  • Nature-themed challenges invite guests to earn a limited-time Wilderness Explorer Earth Day Nature badge.

Earth Month Disney's Animal Kingdom - Magic Shot
  • Disney PhotoPass puts the focus on magic during the special celebration, featuring Earth Day Celebration Magic Shots and Tiny World Shots. Available now are amazing Magic Shots that frame guests with a whimsical Wall-E and Eve from Disney and Pixar’s animated feature “Wall-E.” Thanks to Disney PhotoPass Lens, guests who purchase Genie+ and are in the park can add Wilderness Explorer accessories to themselves and those in their party.
  • Savvy shoppers can score an Earth Day 2022 limited-edition trading pin or a cuddly plush inspired by some of the species that call Disney’s Animal Kingdom home; or check out Island Mercantile’s eco-friendly water bottles, tumblers and reusable bags that promote sustainability.
  • A sampling of Earth Week eats includes a selection of limited-time specialty cupcakes: a Honeybee Cake at Restaurantosaurus and Creature Comforts, and a strawberry-flavored Flamingo Cupcake at Pizzafari and Flame Tree Barbecue. Specialty beverages include the Sea Turtle, a frozen blend of blue raspberry and lemonade, topped with a wave of cotton candy.
  • On Kilimanjaro Safaris, guests can marvel at animals and meet the newest arrivals. For example, three baby rhinos born over a 13-month period now call the Kilimanjaro Safaris savanna home.
  • Beginning April 2, guests can view a detailed sand sculpture celebrating Disneynature’s “Polar Bear.” The new film will stream only on Disney+ on Earth Day.
Earth Month Disney's Animal Kingdom - Safari


For more information on how Disney cares for animals and helps protect species in the wild, visit

DisneyAnimals.com, or follow along on Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Instagram (@DrMarkAtDisney) and Facebook (@DisneyASE) pages.

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2022 DoD Warrior Games at Walt Disney World

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has announced that the 2022 DoD Warrior Games will take place at the Walt Disney World Resort this August!

Warrior Games logo 2022 DoD Warrior Games

Disney shares a deep appreciation for the Armed Forces, their families and veterans. It’s an appreciation that started with Walt and Roy and has continued throughout our nearly 100-year history. We’re honored to continue that proud tradition by welcoming these heroic wounded warriors and their families to the Most Magical Place on Earth for this inspiring competition.

What are the DoD Warrior Games coming to Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

The Department of Defense Warrior Games is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members.

Hundreds of elite athletes, including those from international allied nations, compete in adaptive sporting events such as wheelchair basketball, cycling, indoor rowing, and wheelchair rugby, among others.

The DoD Warrior Games serve as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors by providing them exposure to adaptive sports. Participation in the Warrior Games represents the culmination of a service member’s involvement in an adaptive sports program and demonstrates the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports.

The games are open to the public, welcoming the community and the world to be a part of the excitement and support of these heroes.

 2022 Veterans Institute Summit logo 2022 DoD Warrior Games

The Walt Disney World has a long history of supporting our country’s military service and will continue this legacy by hosting the 2022 Veterans Institute Summit presented by Disney Institute on August 19-20 also at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.

The summit is designed to empower companies to build effective veteran hiring, training, and support of their own.

The two-day forum will include speakers from Disney’s Heroes Work Here initiative, U.S. government officials, veterans, and military spouses, among many others.

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On the Go in the Parks: April 8-10, 2022

On the Go in the parks April 8-10 2022 (1)
Don’t forget you can find out more about what’s On the Go in the Parks by tuning into WDBO for Orlando’s News and Talk with Joe Kelley at 6:08 pm.

With Springtime events kicking into high gear being On the Go in the Parks on April 8-10, 2022, has never been better.

On the Go in the Parks: April 8-10, 2022

WDW Foodie Guide: Easter Treats
On the Go in the Parks WDW Easter Treats

While you are On the Go at Walt Disney World, make sure you check out the sweet Easter treats you can find throughout the Parks and Resorts!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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

The Garden Rocks Concert Series takes place at the American Gardens Theatre at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 8:00 pm. This weekend’s performers are:

  • April 8-9 – Blue October – NEW to Garden Rocks

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

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
Universal Orlando Resort Universal's Mardi Gras 2022

Get ready to let the good times roll again as Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras returns through April 24, 2022.

This year’s celebration is filling Universal Studios Florida with a spectacular Mardi Gras parade with new floats, celebratory cuisine featuring diverse flavors from around the world, the much-awaited return of star-studded live concerts, a new tribute store, and so much more.

Mardi Gras happens on select nights and is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Florida!

Seven Seas Food Festival
SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival Group

SeaWorld Orlando is celebrating food from around the world with their annual Seven Seas Food Festival that’s packed with more flavor than ever before every Thursday through Sunday, until May 8.

This year at Orlando’s largest theme park food festival, foodies and families alike can enjoy over 200 chef-and mixologist-curated tastes inspired by cultures from across the Seven Seas.

In addition to tastes from around the world, you can catch these concerts at Bayside Stadium, included with your theme park admission:

Mike Donehey, lead singer of Tenth Avenue North

Saturday, April 9 – Mike Donehey, lead singer of Tenth Avenue North – 7:00 p.m. at Bayside Stadium

Flo Rida

Sunday, April 10 – Flo Rida- 7:00 p.m. at Bayside Stadium

Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival 2022
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival, Tampa’s premier spring festival included with theme park admission, is back with more than 20 NEW delicious dishes to pair with curated beverages and a diverse concert lineup through May 22.

This weekend you can also enjoy concerts, included with your theme park admission, from:

WALK THE MOON

Saturday, April 9 -Walk the Moon – at 7:00 p.m.

Chris Janson

Sunday, April 10 -Chris Janson – at 6:00 p.m.

Updated Safety Information

Disney Springs Reopening

Please take note that mask requirements have changed at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Universal Orlando Resort!

Face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are expected to continue to wear face coverings in all indoor locations, including queues, indoor attractions, and theaters.

At Walt Disney World, face coverings are still required by all Guests (ages 2 and up) on enclosed Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner.

Florida Resident Savings On the Go in the Parks

Who doesn’t love saving when you are On the Go in the Parks???

Check out these Florida Resident exclusive ticket deals!

Walt Disney World

FL Resident Weekday Magic

Save 40% on a 4-Day Ticket: Florida Residents can experience the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and save big on tickets!

Universal Orlando Resort

Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort

Save Up To $65 On All Multi-Day Tickets When You Buy Tickets Online!

Florida residents, enjoy online savings, plus make the thrills last longer with multi-day tickets (blockout dates and restrictions apply). Visit two amazing theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

  • Savings based on the online purchase price difference (before tax) between a Florida Resident and the corresponding non-Florida Resident 2-Park 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket.
  • Savings are not available at Universal Orlando theme park’s front gates.
  • Savings are only available for purchases made at UniversalOrlando.com.
  • The ticket is valid for purchase and use by Florida residents only.
  • Proof of Florida residency is required.
  • Savings cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, or prior purchases, and do not apply to promotional or combo ticket products. Additional restrictions may apply.

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Welcome Harbour Vertical

There are SOOOOO many great SeaWorld Orlando tickets, fun card, and annual pass discounts you are sure to find a deal that fits your needs!!!

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Shark Swim

LIMITED-TIME OFFER: SAVE 20% + COMPLIMENTARY DRINK PACKAGE

Florida Residents, enjoy year-round 20% savings and, for a limited time,  receive a complimentary premium drink package (a $40 value) with your booking. 

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind News

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

Crank up the mixtape and get ready for an intergalactic adventure, because Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be launches at EPCOT on May 27, 2022!

“This thrilling new family-friendly coaster matches the “grandosity” and fun of the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, featuring those lovable cosmic misfits – Rocket, Groot, Drax, Gamora and Star-Lord. The attraction is another major milestone in the ongoing transformation of EPCOT and debuts as part of the Walt Disney World 50thAnniversary celebration.”

A New Kind of Family Thrill

In addition to the Wonders of Xandar pavilion, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will offer several other “firsts,” including:

  • The first coaster attraction at EPCOT.
  • The first reverse launch for a Disney coaster.
  • The first Walt Disney World attraction to feature the Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • The first “other-world” showcase pavilion at EPCOT. 

“Xandarians traveled from their homeworld in the Andromeda galaxy to Earth – or Terra, as they call it – to build this Wonders of Xandar pavilion, inviting EPCOT guests to learn more about their people and their advanced technologies.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

The Wonders of Xandar Pavilion

Xandarians have come to Earth and are hard at work building their new EPCOT pavilion. Highlights include:

  • The Galaxarium, a sweeping planetarium-style space showcasing planets, stars and other intergalactic wonders that connect Terra and Xandar.
  • The Xandar Gallery, where guests will discover more about the Xandarian people, culture and history – including the heroes of Xandar – through specially crafted displays and projections.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Awesome Facts

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be one of the longest fully enclosed coasters in the world, housed in one of the largest show buildings ever constructed for a Disney theme park.
  • By volume, four Spaceship Earths would fit inside the attraction’s massive new show building.
  • Academy Award® nominee Glenn Close reprises her role from “Guardians of the Galaxy” as Nova Prime, the leader of Xandar and commander of the Nova Corps.
  • Disney Imagineers were recently on-set for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” to film with the Guardians for this new attraction.
  • A Starblaster will stand outside the Wonders of Xandar building, the first full-size version of this Xandarian ship ever built.

Located in EPCOT’s newly renamed World Discovery neighborhood, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will rock the park and I can’t wait to share more details soon. 

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