TRON Lightcycle / Run Merchandise

Three people walking by TRON Lightcycle / Run wearing 1980s-inspired TRON apparel

TRON Lightcycle / Run will open on April 4, 2023, at the Magic Kingdom, but ahead of the attraction’s opening, I wanted to share a look at the merchandise that will be available!

“There are generations of guests now visiting Walt Disney World who grew up playing the TRON video games and imagining their bicycles were Lightcycles,” explained Taryn Johnson, Senior Manager for Brand Merchandising with Global Product Creation. “These collections have a dash of 1980s nostalgia mixed with incredibly fun items that continue the thrills of this new Tomorrowland attraction at home.”

There are three distinct TRON Lightcycle / RUN merchandise collections inspired by the attraction experience, the film “TRON: Legacy” or the original “TRON.”

TRON Lightcycle / Run Merchandise

The “Back to the Arcade” line will take you back to the nostalgia of 1980’s Arcade of the original TRON film.

Elements from Flynn’s Arcade video game cabinets were turned into backpacks and illuminated wall signs.

The tumbler even includes vintage Lightcycles that race around a domed top.

Left: Two people wearing TRON Lightcycle / Run racing-themed apparel while a Lightcycle vehicle passes by. Right: Two adult and two child mannequins dressed in TRON Lightcycle / Run racing-themed apparel

The “Thrill of the Race” collection captures the spirit of racing on the two-wheeled vehicles in the Grid in TRON: Legacy.

There are race-inspired apparel pieces for the entire family…including the smallest Team Blue fans.

Left image: Mannequin dressed in Grid-themed apparel including a helmet and holding
an Identity Disc. Right: Person wearing Grid-themed apparel and holding an Identity Disc in a
hallway that resembles a circuit board.

The Walt Disney World merchandise team even created a light-up replica of Sam Flynn’s helmet as seen in the film using the original costume piece as a reference.

Left image – Person holding a backpack and wearing a TRON: Legacy-themed jacket while leaning against a Lightcycle. Right: Person holding a blue-hued water bottle with TRON Lightcycle / Run logo

For those that want to continue racing Lightcycles after visiting the Grid, check out the TRON Lightcycle Handlebars.

This interactive toy contains lights and sound effects from TRON and can turn into an interactive game for up to four players.

Life on the Grid is replicated with a third merchandise collection inspired by the clean design language of this digital world. Adults will find light-up jackets and other accessories like a backpack with a new interactive Identity Disc that doubles as an audio speaker (now I can listen to the incredible “TRON: Legacy” soundtrack everywhere I go!).

One of the most impressive parts of this collection is the TRON Identity Program, an all-new retail experience. It offers guests a customizable “Program” action figure and identity chip that can be used to “re-program” other merchandise, such as the interactive Identity Discs and Remote Control Lightcycles.  

Reservations for this interactive experience can be made beginning March 21 by visiting

For those with a reservation for the TRON Identity Program, please visit Tomorrowland Launch Depot for the experience. It’s the merchandise shop located between the entrances to TRON Lightcycle / Run and Space Mountain.

TRON Lightcycle / Run
When TRON Lightcycle / Run opens on April 4, guests will find these products and more in a specially designed pop-up shop area directly across from the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor entrance in Tomorrowland.

Make sure to set up your My Disney Experience app, as shoppers can also use the Merchandise Mobile Checkout when purchasing items at select locations!

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Disney Cruise Line Announces Lighthouse Point Opening

Lighthouse Point Disney Cruise Line Concept Art

Disney Cruise Line will welcome guests to a one-of-a-kind island destination at Lighthouse Point, located on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, for the first time during its opening season in summer 2024!

Created in close collaboration with local artists and advisors, the vibrant island retreat at Lighthouse Point will be a unique celebration of Bahamian culture brought to life with the quality and service of a Disney vacation.

Keep reading to discover all the latest details about this relaxing beach escape designed with families in mind, infused with the color and energy of Bahamian artistry, and developed with a commitment to conservation at its core.

Disney Cruise Line Lighthouse Point Concept Art
Uniquely Designed, Sustainably Developed

When guests arrive at Lighthouse Point, they’ll be greeted by distinctive, sweeping architecture in bright, saturated hues — a bold style inspired by nature and created in partnership with local artists.

The curvilinear buildings will at first appear as Bahamian shells scattered along the shoreline. Upon closer inspection, guests will discover artistic expressions of the native flora and fauna of The Bahamas and the pageantry and history of Junkanoo parades. Throughout the destination, references to playful folklore characters will evoke the warmth and charm of the local culture.

Respect for the environment is at the heart of the design. At least 90 percent of the destination’s electricity needs will be met by an onsite solar array, the pier was designed to avoid the need for dredging, and elevated walkways will help limit the impact on the landscape.

Visitors to Lighthouse Point will have the opportunity to be surrounded by the wonders of nature and get a glimpse into the efforts taking place to conserve wildlife and their unique island habitats.

Fun and Relaxation for Everyone

At Lighthouse Point, families will enjoy a day of fun in the sun as they relax on pristine beaches, embark on active adventures and discover the magic of Bahamian storytelling alongside their favorite Disney characters.

Much like Disney’s cruise ships and the private island of Castaway Cay, Lighthouse Point will offer activities and areas for every age group.

Disney Cruise Line Lighthouse Point Concept Art
Disney Cruise Line Lighthouse Point Concept Art

Families can relax and play along white sandy beaches and turquoise waters at the expansive family beach on the island’s east side, which will be centrally located near market-style dining, recreation, and other amenities.

Disney Cruise Line Lighthouse Point Concept Art

Bahamian art and culture pavilion featuring special programs and local artists will provide visitors to Lighthouse Point opportunities to learn and celebrate the traditions and natural beauty of The Bahamas.

Disney Cruise Line Lighthouse Point Concept Art

A brightly-colored, interactive family water play area will include two slides, water drums, fountains, a dedicated toddler space, and more!

Disney Cruise Line Lighthouse Point Concept Art

North of the family area will be an adult-exclusive beach — a glorious stretch of sun-drenched serenity complete with a dedicated dining area for convenient access to food and drinks throughout the day, plus six private cabanas available by reservation.

Disney Cruise Line Lighthouse Point Concept Art

Children ages 3 to 12 will splash and play at a themed kids’ club under the care of highly-trained Disney Cruise Line counselors. It will include a splash pad inspired by favorite undersea creatures from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Little Mermaid,” plenty of shade and a dedicated dining area.

Disney Cruise Line Lighthouse Point Concept Art

Set away from the activity of the main family area, a peaceful beach along the southwestern shore will be lined with 20 premium family cabanas available to rent, including four double cabanas that accommodate larger groups and offer massage services.

Additional recreational activities will be available for kids and kids-at-heart, including a covered gaming pavilion; a volleyball court and gaga ball pit; watercraft and bicycle rentals; nature trails for hiking and biking; and more. And a collection of new Port Adventures developed in partnership with local tour operators will take guests beyond Lighthouse Point to explore the rich culture and breathtaking beauty of Eleuthera.

Disney’s new island destination is being thoughtfully designed to provide a hassle-free experience for families, including complimentary beach essentials (towels, chairs and umbrellas and lunch) and convenient tram transportation.

Lighthouse Point will open for guests on select sailings in summer 2024. Stay tuned for more details about inaugural itineraries, signature entertainment, dining, retail and excursions, and check out for additional information.

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Universal Orlando Resort Hotels: Mardi Gras Fun

Universal Orlando Resort Hotels guests can keep the Mardi Gras party going with themed food and beverage options at select restaurants and bars throughout the properties – allowing them to enjoy additional mouthwatering flavors outside the in-park festivities place at Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval.

Here is a look at what guests can enjoy at each hotel throughout the remainder of the Mardi Gras season, which continues through April 16!

Universal Orlando Resort Hotels Portofino Bay Mardi Gras

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Trattoria del Porto
    • Cajun Jambalaya Pasta – Shrimp, Smoke Sausage, Chicken, Onions, Peppers and Mushrooms in a Creole Sauce with Fettuccine Pasta
    • Masquerade Cannoli – Mixed Berry Insalada
  • The Thirsty Fish
    • Boulevardier – Bourbon, Italian Liqueur, Fortified Wine
  • Splendido Bar & Grill
    • Mojito Lemonade – Vodka, Black Raspberry Liqueur, Simple Syrup, Raspberry, Mint
Universal Orlando Resort Hotels Mardi Gras 2023

Hard Rock Hotel

  • The Kitchen
    • Bourbon Street Beignets – Bourbon Caramel Sauce, Powdered Sugar
    • French 75 – Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sugar, Champagne
  • Velvet Bar
    • N’awlins Po’ Boy Sliders – Smoked Andouille Sausage, Sauteed Peppers and Onions, Cajun Remoulade, Toasted French Bread
    • French 75 – Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sugar, Champagne
  • beachclub
    • Hurricane – Rum, Grenadine, Pineapple and Orange Juice
Universal Orlando Resort Hotels Mardi Gras 2023

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

  • Islands Dining Room
    • King Cake Pancakes – Lemon and Powdered Sugar Glaze, Spiced Walnuts
  • Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar
    • Orchid – Gin, Elderflower Liqueur, Crème de Violet, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Pea Flower Float
  • Tuk Tuk Market
    • Chocolate Bomb – Choose from: Chocolate and Caramel with Spiced Pecan with Mardi Gras Purple, Green and Gold Décor, S’mores or Cookies and Cream
Universal Orlando Resort Hotels Mardi Gras 2023

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

  • Amatista Cookhouse
    • Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Gumbo Pot Pie – Vegetables and Okra
  • Strong Water Tavern
    • Cucumber Hurricane Twist – Light Rum, Lime Juice, Midori, Sliced Cucumber
  • New Dutch Trading Co.
    • Traditional King Cake
Universal Orlando Resort Hotels Mardi Gras 2023

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

  • Galaxy Bowl
    • Shrimp Po’ Boy with Zapps Chips – Crispy Cajun Fried Shrimp on a French Baguette, Topped with Creole-Inspired Creamy Remoulade Sauce
    • Laissez les bons temps Rouler Hurricane – Light Rum, Rum, Passionfruit Liqueur, Orange Juice, Lemon Juice, Grenadine; Served in a light-up souvenir Galaxy Bowl tumbler with straw. Refills will be $22 with the cup on Mardi Gras cocktail only.
Universal Orlando Resort Hotels Mardi Gras 2023

Universal’s Aventura Hotel

  • Bar 17 Bistro
    • Crawfish Etouffee – Crawfish, Onions, Celery, Bell Peppers, Rice
  • Urban Pantry
    • Muffuletta Sandwich – Genoa Salami, Mortadella, Ham, Provolone and Swiss Cheese, Olive Salad
  • Bar 17 Bistro & barVentura
    • Hurricane – Dark Rum, Passion Fruit, Tropical Juices
    • Sazerac – Rye Whiskey, Absinthe, Simple Syrup, Bitters
Universal Orlando Resort Hotels Mardi Gras 2023

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort: Surfside Inn and Suites

  • Beach Break Café
    • New Orleans BBQ Shrimp & Dirty Rice – Sauteed Shrimp, Worcestershire Sauce, Cajun Spiced Rice, Andouille Sauce
  • Sand Bar
    • The Endless Carnaval – Silver Rum, Spiced Rum, Passionfruit Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Dried Blackberries, Pineapple Wedge, Green Sugar Rim

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort: Dockside Inn and Suites

  • Pier 8 Market
    • New Orleans Cajun Roasted Chicken & Dirty Rice – Cajun Spiced Oven Roasted Half Chicken, Creole Rice, Andouille Sausage, Sweet Candied Bacon
  • Sunset Lounge, The Oasis Beach Bar & The Wave Maker’s Pool Bar
    • The Endless Carnaval – Silver Rum, Spiced Rum, Passionfruit Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Dried Blackberries, Pineapple Wedge, Green Sugar Rim

Universal Orlando Resort guests can party beyond the bayou during Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval through April 16. The fan-favorite event occurs at Universal Studios Florida and features a dazzling parade, mouthwatering cuisine inspired by global Carnaval celebrations, and star-studded live concerts on select nights.

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Mardi Gras Dining at Universal Orlando Hotels
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WDW Food Guide: 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

WDW Foodie Guide EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

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

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

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

WDW Food Guide: 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

WDW Food Guide 2023 Flower and Garden Festival

EPCOT Farmers Feast (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)

Food Items:

Early Bloom Menu (Available March 1 through April 8)

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

Springtime Menu (Available April 9 through May 20)

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

Summer Solstice Menu (Available May 20 through July 5)

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

Beverages (Available throughout entire festival):

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

BRUNCHCOT (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)

Food Items:

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


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

The Citrus Blossom (The Odyssey)

Food Items:

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


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


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

Florida Fresh (Near Disney Traders)

Food Items:

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


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

Pineapple Skewer with Tajin seasoning

Refreshment Outpost

Food Items:

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


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


Food Items:

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


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

Magnolia Terrace (The American Adventure)

Food Items:

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


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

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)

Food Items:

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


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

La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)

Food Items:

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


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

Northern Bloom (Canada)

Food Items:

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


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

Refreshment Port (Near Canada)

Food Items:

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


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

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

Food Items:

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


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

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

Food Items:

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


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

Pineapple Promenade (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

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


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

The Land Cart hosted by AdventHealth

Food Items:

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

Sunshine Seasons


  • Strawberry-mango Slushy (Non-alcoholic)

Connections Café & Eatery

Food Item:

  • Orange Bird Liege Waffle (New)


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

Quesadilla de Flor de Calabaz

Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

Food Items:

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


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

Lotus House (China)

Food Items:

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


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

Primavera Kitchen (Italy)

Food Items:

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


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

Hanami (Japan)

Food Items:

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


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

Fleur de Lys (France)

Food Items:

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


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

Banana Split Funnel Cake

Funnel Cake

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

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Art in Bloom returns March 24 – 26

Art in Bloom 2023

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

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

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

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

Art in Bloom 2023

Art in Bloom Daily Show Features

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

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

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

Special Events:
Thursday, March 23

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

 Friday, March 24

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

Saturday, March 25

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

 Sunday, March 26

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

Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26

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

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

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Pirate River Quest Opens at LEGOLAND Florida


Ahoy from #LEGOLANDFlorida for the opening of their newest attraction…Pirate River Quest!!! #LEGOLAND #themepark #pirates #familyfun

♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim

Pirate River Quest is the newest attraction at LEGOLAND Florida that pays homage to its Cypress Gardens roots.

Set sail aboard the all-new Pirate River Quest, NOW OPEN at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. This one-of-a-kind boat ride through the natural canals of historic Cypress Gardens whisks families away into a world of adventure searching for Captain Redbeard’s lost treasure, stolen by a troop of mischievous monkeys. Buccaneers can embark upon this quest daily – all included with general park admission or an Annual Pass.

This hilarious story unfolds brick by brick with a rowdy crew of LEGO pirates, as adventurers encounter exciting sequences and exotic creatures on this captain-driven boat ride. From a sunken pirate ship to a fearsome kraken set amongst the lush Florida landscape, this tale captivates pirates and landlubbers of all ages. It’s all-hands-on-deck for this treasure quest, as riders count Captain Redbeard’s gems, coins and golden bricks along the way.

Pirate River Quest LEGOLAND Florida

The grand opening of Pirate River Quest marks the return of the canal boats, a beloved feature of the historic Gardens for decades.

The new ride brings a LEGO twist that will introduce new generations to this Florida treasure.

The voyage also offers a new and unique view of the Gardens from the open waters of Lake Eloise, as well as a glimpse of Florida wildlife while onboard.

PirateFest Weekends at LEGOLAND FL_4
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland

The swashbuckling fun continues this January with the return of PirateFest Weekends, every Saturday and Sunday beginning January 21.

For five consecutive weekends through February 19, guests can play like a pirate with a map full of adventure, including exclusive meet-and-greets, new and returning shows, and a menu of tasty treats worthy of any pirate.  

Anchors aweigh!

Pirate River Quest LEGOLAND Florida

Savvy seafarers can experience the maiden voyage of Pirate River Quest and a treasure trove of seasonal events, including Brick-or-Treat and Holidays at LEGOLAND, with an all-new Annual Pass, starting at just $13 per month with a small down payment. Learn more at

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Universal Parks & Resorts to Bring Unique Horror Experience to Las Vegas

Universal Parks & Resorts to Bring Entirely New Year-Round Horror Experience to Las Vegas

Straight from Universal Parks & Resorts, the creators of Halloween Horror Nights – the world’s most popular global Halloween event – comes a brand-new permanent entertainment experience in Las Vegas.

This original concept will bring to life Universal’s vast library of classic horror films and today’s most terrifying tales. 

“Las Vegas is an entertainment destination unlike any other – and we are thrilled to welcome Universal to our city,” said City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. “The Universal experience will bring exactly the kind of high-quality, exciting entertainment our city, our visitors and our residents want.”  

With a variety of unique, immersive, fantastic horror-centric experiences that surround high-energy food and beverage spaces by day turned haunting bars and eateries by night, the new concept marks the first time Universal has created a permanent horror experience beyond its theme parks.

It will deliver on the thrills and frights its horror fans have come to love and excite anyone looking for a new level of experiential entertainment. The space will also feature a continuously updated experience, must-see seasonal events, and one-of-a-kind merchandise.  

Universal has long defined the horror genre with its classic films featuring iconic characters such as Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, and the Wolf Man – and redefined modern horror and suspense stories through collaborations with such high-profile filmmakers as Jason Blum, James Wan, and Jordan Peele.  Only Universal could ignite the thrill and excitement of this genre in full scale and three dimensions. 

“Universal is known for our ability to deliver original, highly-themed and terrifying horror entertainment experiences for millions of fans every year,” said Page Thompson, President, New Ventures, Universal Parks & Resorts. “We are excited to give our global fanbase yet another way to get scared and have fun with fear in the heart of Las Vegas, the perfect place for this type of unique concept.” 

Universal Parks & Resorts to Bring Entirely New Year-Round Horror Experience to Las Vegas Area 51

Universal’s new horror experience will be the anchor tenant in a 20-acre expansion of Las Vegas’ immersive AREA15 entertainment district that opened to the public in September 2020 and has attracted more than four million visitors since that time.

Occupying a 110,000-square-foot space, the new Universal experience is an innovative, creative complement to AREA15’s roots in experiential art and entertainment.  

“AREA15 curates a constellation of best-in-class experiences. Universal’s never-been-done-before concept will be a perfect fit because our guests know they can expect fresh, exciting entertainment at AREA15,” said Winston Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, AREA15. “We are enormously gratified to have an extraordinary company like Universal as our partner as we embark on the next phase of growth for AREA15.”  

Adding to the excitement of this new experience is the reaction from the Las Vegas community.

“Las Vegas is a vibrant community and increasingly known internationally for the creative arts experiences that we offer,” said City of Las Vegas Councilwoman Olivia Diaz. “Universal’s decision to anchor their next innovative creation in the city is exciting news for my residents and visitors alike. The job opportunities will be invaluable for our community, especially for those interested in the entertainment industry.” 

As plans take shape, Universal Parks & Resorts looks forward to sharing more details about the concept along with the opening date.  

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EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023: Foodie Guide

The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, January 13 through February 20, 2023, will celebrate the creation and beauty of art, music, and (my favorite) cuisine. 

With 14 Food Studios around the park, there are plenty of new and returning favorites to enjoy.

As you eat around the World Showcase, pick up a Festival Passport to participate in the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine, a returning food stroll featuring culinary delights. With each bite, collect stamps by purchasing five of these decadent dishes to redeem a special prize from Deco Delights to enjoy.

Fruity Fig Bar Figment Disney Munchling and Figment Popcorn Bucket EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

If you love Figment, you’re lucky because you can explore Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food, and Little Sparks of Magic, bring home Figment with the brand-new Fruity Fig Bar Figment Disney Munchling, and grab a Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket with a new EPCOT 40th anniversary strap!

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023: Foodie Guide

Tomato Soup with grilled cheese, and Almond Frangipane Cake layered with raspberry jam and Belgian chocolateEPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

Pop Eats (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

  • Tomato Soup with grilled cheese
  • Tomato Soup with pimento cheese, bacon, and fried green tomato grilled cheese (New) 
  • Almond Frangipane Cake layered with raspberry jam and Belgian chocolate (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)  


  • Brooklyn Brewery Pulp Art Hazy IPA
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuveé Mousseux with boba pearls 
Deconstructed BLT and Deconstructed Key Lime Pie EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

The Deconstructed Dish (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items: 

  • Deconstructed BLT: Pork belly, soft-poached egg, onion bread pudding, watercress espuma, and tomato jam 
  • Deconstructed French Onion Soup: Beef broth ravioli, gruyère cream, onion bread pudding, and onion textures 
  • Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key lime curd, “Key lime” mousse, graham cracker cake, and meringues (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)  


  • Deconstructed Apple Pie à la Mode: Apple-cinnamon gelato, cinnamon apple cider, apple pie filling, and streusel (Non-alcoholic) 
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Blank Canvas Belgian Blonde Witbier
Dulce Chocolate Mousse and Orange Mousse

Deco Delights (Near Port of Entry) 

Food Items:

  • Dulce Chocolate Mousse with chocolate crémeux and dark chocolate truffle 
  • Decadent Valrhona Chocolate with dark chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie, and cassis mousse 
  • Orange Mousse with Lemon Cake and Raspberry Meringues (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)  


  • 3 Daughters Brewing Strawberry Blonde Nitro
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Vanilla Porter
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Milk Stout
  • Espresso Martini featuring Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka (New) 
  • Neapolitan Beer Flight 
Beef Wellington and Cast Iron-roasted P.E.I Mussels EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

The Craftsman’s Courtyard (Near Creations Shop)

Food Items:

  • Beef Wellington: Mushroom duxelles, prosciutto, and puff pastry with red wine demi-glace and baby vegetables 
  • Cast Iron-roasted P.E.I. Mussels with sautéed tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs 


  • BrewDog Jet Black Heart Nitro Oatmeal Stout (New)
  • Cold Fashion Coffee Cocktail 
Plant-based Bratwurst with spicy turmeric aïoli, coffee barbecue jackfruit, and slaw EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

Refreshment Outpost

Food Items:

  • Plant-based Bratwurst with spicy turmeric aïoli, coffee barbecue jackfruit, and slaw (Plant-based item) 
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie 
  • Soft-serve Waffle Cone: DOLE Whip, salted-caramel soft-serve, or swirl


  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Berries & Cream Sour Berliner (New) 
  • Left Hand Brewing Co. Wook Bait IPA (New)
  • Central 28 Beer Company Wall Art Brown Ale
Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib and Black Forest Cake EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

Pastoral Palate (Germany) 

Food Items:

  • Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with parsnip purée, broccolini, baby tomatoes, and aged balsamic 
  • Wild Boar Cassoulet with duck confit, ham hock, and wild boar sausage
  • Black Forest Cake: Chocolate Mousse with morello cherries and Chantilly cream (New) 


  • 3 Daughters Brewing Rosé Hard Cider
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Rosé Blonde Ale
  • Frozen Rosé 
  • A Play on Rosé Flight 
  • Marietta Old Vine Rosé
Three-Meat Meatloaf and Hummingbird Cake EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

The Artist’s Table (The American Adventure)

Food Items:

  • Three-Meat Meatloaf with “Peas and Carrots”: Green pea pudding, carrot ketchup, shaved carrot salad, and snap peas (New)
  • Duck and Dumplings: Smoked duck breast, ricotta dumplings, petite vegetables, and duck jus (New) 
  • Hummingbird Cake: Banana cake with pineapple, coconut, pecans, and cream cheese frosting with banana sorbet (New) 


  • Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, milk, and dark chocolates (Non-alcoholic) 
  • Boulevard Brewing Co. Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (New)
  • Parish Brewing Co. South Coast Session Amber Ale (New) 
  • Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers Belgian Quad (New) 
  • Lange Estate Winery Pinot Noir
  • Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Mozart Chocolate Liqueurs paired with sipping chocolates 
  • Beer Flight 
Carrots Three Ways and House-made Crispy Almond Phyllo Pockets

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)

Food Items: 

  • Carrots Three Ways: Chermoula-spiced grilled carrots, pickled carrots, and carrot ginger purée (Plant-based item) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) 
  • House-made Crispy Almond Phyllo Pockets with white chocolate pomegranate and milk chocolate orange 


  • Chai Tea Mint Sparkler featuring Twinings Chai Tea with Sprite (Non-alcoholic) 
  • Stem Ciders Flockstar Hard Cider
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Mule de Pomme: Pomegranate, ginger, and lime hard cider
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Chai Hard Cider
  • Chai Tea Mint Mimosa featuring Twinings Chai Tea with Key lime sparkling wine and mint 
  • Cider Flight 
Spicy Ajiaco Soup and Passion Fruit Mousse EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina (Between Morocco & France) 

Food Items:

  • Chorizo and Potato Empanada with turmeric aïoli and annatto aïoli (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)  
  • Spicy Ajiaco Soup with guajillo and árbol chili-spiced chicken, potato, avocado, corn, and crème fraîche (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Passion Fruit Mousse with dragon fruit jam (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) 


  • Coconut and Passion Fruit Smoothie (Non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen Piña Colada 
  • Passion Fruit Daiquiri 
Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

Refreshment Port (Near Canada)

Food Items:

  • Gnocchi Poutine with red wine-braised beef, cheese curds, basil, and burrata 
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie 
  • Soft-serve Waffle Cone: DOLE Whip Strawberry, DOLE Whip Lemon, or swirl 


  • Blood Orange Cosmo: Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka with blood orange, cranberry, and lime 
  • Boulevard Brewing Co. Quirk Blueberry Lemon & Lavender Hard Seltzer (New)  
Blood Orange-braised Beet and Roasted Bone Marrow EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

Gourmet Landscapes (Canada) 

Food Items: 

  • Blood Orange-braised Beet Tartare with mustard vinaigrette, pickled clamshell mushrooms, and golden beets (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item) (Plant-based Item) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
  • Roasted Bone Marrow with onion marmalade, pickled mushrooms, and petite lettuce 
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto with aged Parmesan, truffle shavings, and zinfandel reduction 


  • Whole Hog Brewery Raspberry Chéret Double Radler
  • Schlumberger Cuvée Klimt Brut
  • The Meeker Vineyard Winemaker’s Handprint Merlot
  • Frozen Rusty Nail Cocktail 
Compressed Watermelon Tataki, Angry Crab, Pan-seared Scallops, and The Tropics

Moderne (Near Test Track)

Food Items:

  • Compressed Watermelon Tataki with pickled watermelon rind, yuzu pearls, watermelon foam, and wasabi (New) (Plant-based Item)
  • Angry Crab: Whole crispy soft-shell crab with green papaya salad, mango-sriracha fluid gel, and coconut-lime foam with pomegranate and mango crush pearls (New) 
  • Pan-seared Scallops with vanilla-butternut squash purée, brown butter cauliflower purée, and lime foam (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)  
  • The Tropics: Lilikoi mousse, guava cake, coconut crémeux, compressed pineapple, and mango gel (New)


  • Watermelon Mary featuring Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka (New) 
  • J. Lohr Riesling (New) 
Pop’t Art: Sugar Cookie and Rainbow Cake

Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food, and Little Sparks of Magic

Food Items:

  • Fruit Pizza: Watermelon, compressed cantaloupe, berries, and berry balsamic (New) (Plant-based Item) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Pop’t Art: Sugar Cookie with blueberry filling (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)  
  • Rainbow Cake with freeze-dried SKITTLES bite-sized candies 
  • Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket with rainbow popcorn (Limit 2 per person) 


  • Grape Smoothie with freeze-dried SKITTLES bite-sized candies (Non-alcoholic) (New) 
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Black Cherry Hard Cider (New)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Blood Orange Hard Cider (New)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Passion Fruit Hard Cider (New)
  • Rainbow Cider Flight (New)
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Green with Envy Blonde Ale (New)
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Blue Butterfly Lager (New)
  • Urban Artifact The Gadget Raspberry & Blackberry Midwest Fruit Tart (New)
  • Rainbow Beer Flight (New)
Figment Liege Waffle and Dusk ‘Til Dawn EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

Connections Café 

Food Item: 

  • Figment Liege Waffle (New) 

Connections Eatery


  • Dusk ‘Til Dawn: Three Olives Blueberry Vodka, lemonade, and orange juice with cotton candy 
Crème de Brie en Petit Pain,	Croissant à la Truffle Noir d’Hiver, Mille-Feuille de Betteraves, and Moelleux aux Noisettes et Chocolats Valrhona EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

L’Art de la Cuisine Française (France)

Food Items:

  • Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm creamy brie in a house-made bread bowl 
  • Croissant à la Truffle Noir d’Hiver: Black winter truffle croissant 
  • Mille-Feuille de Betteraves aux Herbes et Noix de Cajoux: Plant-based napoleon with beets, cashew-herb filling, pepper-pine nut sauce, and balsamic vinegar caviar (New) (Plant-based Item) 
  • Moelleux aux Noisettes et Chocolats Valrhona: Molten chocolate and hazelnut cake with pure origin Valrhona chocolates and passion fruit-mango sauce 


  • Frozen French Martini: Grey Goose Vodka, vodka, Chambord liqueur, pineapple, orange, and grape juices with lemon-lime foam 
  • Charles Lafitte, Brut Rosé Prestige, Méthode Traditionnelle Champenoise, French Rosé Sparkling Wine 
  • Domaine Raphaël Sallet, Mâcon-Uchizy Les Maranches 2020, Chardonnay, Mâconnais, Burgundy (New)
  • Cîroc Sunset Citrus Vodka Spritz (New) 
Carne Asada and Flan de Coco EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

El Artista Hambriento (Mexico)

Food Items:

  • Carne Asada: Chipotle-marinated beef sirloin, sweet potato purée, and crispy-fried onions (New) 
  • Huarache de Champiñones: Guajillo chile and corn masa huarache with pinto beans, oyster mushrooms, Nopales, queso fresco, and pea tendrils (New) 
  • Flan de Coco: Coconut flan, guava sauce, and whipped cream (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) 


  • Mexican Craft Beer: Cielito Lindo Artisanal Mexican Craft Beer 
  • Bombon Margarita “Marshmallow”: Ilegal Mezcal Reposado, marshmallow cordial, lime juice, agave nectar and a hint of coffee and elderflower served with a toasted marshmallow (New)
  • Las Californias: Tromba Blanco Tequila, strawberry-lime purée, and Las Californias Citrus Mexican Gin (New)
Rainbow Katsu Sando and Ichigo Daifuku EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

Goshiki (Japan)

Food Items:

  • Rainbow Katsu Sando: Pork cutlet sandwich with tangy tonkatsu sauce and cabbage in rainbow sweet bread (New)
  • Sushi Donut: Donut-shaped sushi featuring salmon, tuna, shrimp, cucumber, and sesame seed over a decorated plate of wasabi aïoli, sriracha aïoli, and eel sauce 
  • Ichigo Daifuku: Mixed berry mochi, sweet azuki bean paste, and mascarpone (New)


  • Sui Sui Watercolor Lager (New)
  • Masu Sake in a traditional personalized wooden cup 
  • Purple Yuzu Sake Lemonade: Sake cocktail infused with butterfly pea flowers and yuzu lemonade (New)
General Tso’s Chicken Shumai and Char Siu Pork Bun EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

The Painted Panda (China)

Food Items:

  • General Tso’s Chicken Shumai 
  • Char Siu Pork Bun 


  • “Panda” Bubble Milk Tea with black tea, milk, chocolate, and tapioca boba pearls (Non-alcoholic)  
  • Lucky Foo Pale Ale 
  • Silk Road Hard Lemonade with Smirnoff Vodka, lavender-coconut syrup, and lemonade (New)
  • Sea Butterfly: Butterfly Pea Flower-infused cocktail with Smirnoff Vodka, light rum, lychee syrup, and magic boba pearls 
Mozzarella Fritta and Ravioli ai Funghi EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

L’Arte di Mangiare (Italy)

Food Items:

  • Mozzarella Fritta: Flash-fried breaded fresh mozzarella with artist palette condiments (New)
  • Ravioli ai Funghi, Perle Tartufate: Wild mushroom-stuffed pasta with truffle butter and truffle pearls (New)
  • Budino al Cioccolato: Chocolate pudding with colorful chocolate décor (New)


  • Peroni Pilsner 
  • Chianti 
  • Prosecco 
  • Italian Sangria Red or White 
  • Italian Margarita with tequila and limoncello 
  • Amaretto Bellini: DISARONNO Originale Liqueur, white peach purée, and prosecco 
Mocha Funnel Cake EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2023

Funnel Cake

  • Mocha Funnel Cake: Mini Funnel Cake with cappuccino ice cream topped with chocolate whipped cream and M&M’S chocolate candies (New)

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) 

  • Amber Frost: An artistic blend of frozen lemon ice, a splash of Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, blood orange, and orange popping boba pearls (New) (Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka)

Near Canada

  • Magenta Frost: An artistic blend of frozen lemon ice, a splash of Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, dragon fruit, and dragon fruit popping boba pearls (New(Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka) 

Showcase Plaza (Near Disney Traders) 

  • Jade Frost: An artistic blend of frozen lemon ice, a splash of Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, green apple, and green apple popping boba pearls (New) (Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka)

The American Adventure 

  • Cerulean Frost: An artistic blend of frozen lemon ice, a splash of Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, blue raspberry, and blueberry popping boba pearls 6.39 (New) (Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka) 

I hope you’re as excited as me to eat and drink your way through the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts! 

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SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando Preschool Card


Free admission to @SeaWorldOrlandoOfficial & Aquatica Orlando for Florida kids under 5? Sign up online before 2/3/23! #seaworld #seaworldorlando #aquaticaorlando #family #orlando

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Both SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando are offering an ocean of adventures perfect for some of the parks’ youngest guests with the 2023 Preschool Card.

It’s now available for registration exclusively for Florida residents. SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando will offer kids ages five and younger a FREE Preschool Card valid for visits through December 31, 2023, for unlimited admission to both parks.

This offer allows children to experience unlimited access to up-close animal encounters, family-friendly entertainment, and awe-inspiring animal presentations.

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Fun SeaWorld Orlando Events for the Entire Family

  • Inside Look: Weekends, January 7-15

Guests can go behind the scenes and visit areas never opened to the public during this popular annual event. SeaWorld’s renowned veterinarians and animal experts will offer an intimate look at the day-to-day care they provide for animals, large and small. Visitors will also meet the SeaWorld Rescue Team and learn more about their life-saving work.

  • Beach Nights at Aquatica: Saturday nights, January 7-28

Guests can stay late for family-friendly movies on the beach! They can bring a blanket or sit on one of our beach chairs and enjoy a different movie every weekend. Fresh popcorn, delicious food, snacks, hot chocolate, and fountain drinks will be available for purchase at Beachside Panini Bistro. For additional Polynesian vibes, guests can visit the new Trader Turi’s Tiki Bar for a selection of specialty cocktails, frozen favorites, and more.

  • Sesame Street Kids’ Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, January 21 & 22, 2023

During the Sesame Street Kids’ Weekend, kids can enjoy hands-on activities, dance parties, photo opportunities with characters, and much more throughout this family-friendly celebration.

  • Elmo’s Birthday Celebration: January 28 – February 3, 2023

SeaWorld is the place for Elmo’s Birthday Celebration, featuring an interactive DJ dance party, fun party games, and surprise visitors. Families won’t want to miss this weekend-long party for Elmo at Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando.

  • Seven Seas Food Festival: Select days from February 3 – May 7, 2023

The popular Seven Seas Food Festival is returning to SeaWorld in 2023 with more to love. As guests sip and sample their way through the park, they will discover globally inspired flavors while enjoying local craft beers and beverages from around the world. The fun goes beyond the food with live performances at Bayside Stadium featuring top artists.

January 2019 Theme Park Ticket OffersElmo's Birthday Celebration

Advance registration must be completed online and is only valid for children ages five or younger at the park’s redemption time. Please note registration is required by February 2, and ticket redemption is by February 28.

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Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Celebration 2023

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Celebration 2023

This year the Universal Orlando Mardi Gras celebration is going beyond the bayou with Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval at Universal Studios Florida daily from February 4 to April 16, 2023.

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida is ‘Florida’s Biggest Party,’ with parkwide celebrations the entire family will enjoy!

Guests can Laissez les bons temps rouler as Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval is included with regular theme park tickets and Annual Pass visits to Universal Studios Florida. 

2023 Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Celebration Highlights

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Carnival Inspired Cuisine

The award-winning chefs of the Universal Orlando Resort have been busy creating a diverse offering of delicacies exclusive to the Mardi Gras festivities in the park.

Guests can spice up their visits to the park with cuisine inspired by Carnaval celebrations, with traditional Cajun dishes from New Orleans to spicy bites from Brazil to sweet treats from Belgium and beyond at kitchens located throughout the park.

Since all the dishes served are smaller than an entree, guests can try a little bit of everything and save with the Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyard options, which can be used over multiple visits.

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“Throw Me Something, Mister!”

On select nights during the Universal Orlando Mardi Gras celebration, guests line the streets of Universal Studios Florida to tap their feet alongside dancers and street performers as colorful floats direct from New Orleans pass by full of krewes tossing beads by the handful.

Mardi Gras parades can begin at different times depending on the day of the week, so be sure to check the Universal Orlando Resort app for step-off times and arrive early for a spot near the curb.

Please note that there is no Mardi Gras parade on March 31, 2023.

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Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience

Want to turn your Mardi Gras celebration up a notch? This year the Universal Orlando Resort is debuting a Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience. 

This new offering is available on select dates. It includes the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a 3-course meal and be a part of the festivities by reserving a spot to toss beads from a Mardi Gras float during the event’s dazzling parade. 

The Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience includes one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert, and one non-alcoholic beverage at one of four participating restaurants – The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, NBC Sports Grill and Brew, Finnegan’s Bar and Grill, or Lombard’s Seafood Grille – for $64.99 plus tax, per person, as well as one Mardi Gras parade float rider reservation on the same day.

Annual and Seasonal Passholders receive a 15% discount off the ticketed price with a valid Annual or Seasonal Pass when purchasing in person at the Front Gate or a Guest Services location or by calling 407-224-7554.

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Universal Orlando Resort

Live Entertainment and Concerts

Performers and musicians fill Universal Studios Florida with the spirit and sounds of Mardi Gras.

On select Mardi Gras nights, guests can enjoy live concerts by legends and top artists on the Music Plaza Stage, an outdoor, standing-room-only venue inspired by the iconic Hollywood Bowl.

Guests looking for a more authentic Mardi Gras beat will find Brass bands bringing the soulful sounds of New Orleans to the heart of Universal Studios Florida.

Tribute Store Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2020

Shopping with Style

Before the night falls and the Mardi Gras fun begins at Universal Studios Florida, head to the Streets of New York near Revenge of the Mummy to check out the Tribute Store.

The Tribute Store is a highly themed shopping experience that twists and turns through unique and visually stunning rooms open daily throughout the celebration.

As you are shopping for Universal Orlando Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval merchandise and must-have treats, make sure to take time to take in the details and décor!

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Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland 2022

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland 2022

Wekiva Island will once again host its beloved holiday tradition, Winter Wonderland starting December 2, 2022, through Christmas Day!

This year’s event will feature a 30-foot centerpiece for its sparkling Christmas tree forest, up from 20 feet last year.

This is the seventh year for Winter Wonderland, which delights guests with nightly “snow” flurries, hundreds of glittering lights, the dazzling Christmas tree forest, regular visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a hefty dose of special holiday events.

The fun kicks off with Santa and Mrs. Claus lighting the giant tree in a ceremony at 7 p.m. on December 2, 2022.

“Winter Wonderland has truly become a holiday tradition for many people here in Central Florida,” said Carrie Vanderhoef, manager. “We are so proud that we can be part of their holiday memories and bring some cheer to Central Florida. It’s been amazing to watch this event grow.”

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland 2022

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland 2022

Breakfast with Santa: Guests can spend time with the big man and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet. 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 10. $17.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 10 and under.

VIP Party—It’s the holiday party of the year! Soak in the season with endless eats, drinks, and fun at this exclusive event. 7 to 11 p.m. December 17. $70 for single tickets and $120 for couples.

Visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus—The head elf himself will make an appearance at Wekiva Island every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 23.

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland 2022

Visit from The Grinch—It’s the real deal! The holiday movie comes to life with a visit from The Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, and the Whoville Elves. 2 to 6 p.m. December 18.

Stories with Mrs. Claus—Kids can enjoy a cookie and a cup of hot cocoa while Mrs. Claus reads some beloved Christmas stories. 6 to 7 p.m. December 7, 14, and 21 for $12 per child.

Letters to Santa—Children can drop their holiday wishes in a letter to Santa in a special mailbox at Wekiva Island, and Santa will read them live on Facebook. 7 p.m. December 12 and 19.

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland 2022

Outdoor holiday movies—What’s cozier than snuggling up and enjoying a seasonal favorite? Wekiva Island will show a movie every Sunday, serving hot cocoa and popcorn for purchase. 7 p.m. December 4, 11, and 18.

Wekiva River Sleigh Riders—Take a sleigh ride, Florida style! Enjoy a 35-minute ride along the river. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. $20 per adult, $10 per child. Limit six guests.

Wekiva Island will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 24 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 25.

In the spirit of the season, Wekiva Island will also make giving back part of its celebrations. The Island will host a toy drive for Toys for Tots until December 11, with guests at Breakfast with Santa encouraged to bring a gift to donate.

Finally, Wekiva Island will be offering complimentary gift wrapping. Guests can bring their gifts to the Island, and while they enjoy the Winter Wonderland festivities, Wekiva’s elves will wrap everything for free.

Winter Wonderland is open to the public. There is a $2 entrance fee, and some events require an additional fee and advanced registration.

For more information, visit their official website.

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Holiday Delights at Disney Springs 2022

With delicious dishes available throughout Disney Springs this holiday season, you will surely find a delicious way to celebrate the holidays!

Grab your stockings and your appetites because it’s time to open up the Foodie Guide to holidays at Disney Springs! 

Holiday Delights at Disney Springs 2022

Ornament Mousse Dome Cake, Holiday Wreath Pastry, Santa Clause Petit Cake and Holiday Mickey Mousse from Amorette's Patisserie

Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Ornament Mousse Dome Cake: Toasted marshmallow and hot chocolate mousse on a graham cracker chiffon cake (New) (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
  • Holiday Wreath Pastry: Gingerbread cookie cake topped with salted caramel spiced mousse and candied hazelnuts (New) (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
  • Santa Clause Petit Cake: Chocolate chip cookie cake, vanilla mousse, and chocolate chiffon cake (New) (Available from Nov. 16 through Dec. 30)
  • Holiday Mickey Mousse: Chocolate chiffon cake, white and dark chocolate mousse, and white chocolate crisp pearls (New) (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
Christmas Old Fashioned from The Boathouse and Peppermint Cookies & Cream Shake from D-Luxe Burger

The Boathouse (Available from Nov. 18 through Jan. 15)

Christmas Old Fashioned: Featured holiday drink with Heaven’s Door Whiskey, rosemary, and cranberry simple syrup

Dockside Margaritas (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)

  • Candy Cane Margarita: 1800 Silver Tequila, peppermint beverage syrup, lime juice, and a float of cranberry juice (New)

D-Luxe Burger

  • Bacon & Blue Burger: Two pressed signature blend patties, blue cheese crumble,  bacon, onion jam, lettuce, and tomato on a Parker House roll (Available through Dec. 30)
  • Peppermint Cookies & Cream Shake: Vanilla gelato, peppermint beverage syrup, and cookie crumbles (Available Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
Half Dozen Christmas Donuts from Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew  Disney Springs

Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew (Available Dec. 1 through 31)

  • Half Dozen Christmas Donuts: A half dozen yeast donuts decorated with holly jolly edible décor, luscious buttercream, and toppings showcasing colors and images of the season
Minnie Mouse Reindeer Piñata and Olaf Hot Cocoa Surprise from The Ganachery Disney Springs

The Ganachery

  • Minnie Mouse Reindeer Piñata (New) (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
  • Gingerbread Ganache Square (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
  • Milk and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
  • Olaf Hot Cocoa Surprise (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
  • Rowdy Reindeer: Milk chocolate reindeer available in non-alcoholic and alcoholic options (New) (Available from Dec. 18 through 30)
Peppermint Hot Cocoa from Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, Kris Kringle Cookie and Cookie Vom Krampus from Gideon’s Bakehouse and Poinsettia Spritz from Splitsville Luxury Lanes Disney Springs

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop (Available Nov. 1 through Dec. 25)

  • Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Gideon’s Bakehouse (Available Nov. 25 through Dec. 31)

  • Kris Kringle Cookie: White chocolate coffee bean cookie with coconut, caramel, and vanilla bean notes topped with coarse sugar crystals and magic glitter
  • Cookie Vom Krampus: A decadent triple chocolate cookie infused with peppermint and covered in cool chocolate mint

Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)

  • “Naughty or Nice” Deviled Eggs: Naughty: crispy ham and spicy honey glaze or Nice: crispy ham and sweet honey glaze (New)
  • Here We Come A-Croquetting: Holiday croquettes with turkey and stuffing topped with bacon and cranberry jam and turkey gravy on a bed of pureed sweet potatoes (New)
  • Boughs of Holly Flatbread with Ham & Brie: Brie cheese, black forest ham, watercress, Granny Smith apples, pomegranate seed, and lemon vinaigrette
  • Grandma’s Revenge Venison Sliders: Venison sausage patty, bacon cranberry jam, watercress, and tomato on a Parker House roll
  • Post-Flight “Milk” and Cookies: Assorted Christmas cookies and coquito (New)
  • Hot Chocolate Grail Flight: Traditional spiced butterscotch hot chocolate, white chocolate hot chocolate, and peppermint hot chocolate (New)
  • Claus Mo: Cosmopolitan garnished with a red sugar rim and a Santa hat made out of a strawberry and marshmallow
  • Pomegranate Gin & Tonic: St. Augustine Gin, pomegranate juice, and tonic soda (New)
  • Yule Mule: Bombay Sapphire Gin, Fever Tree Ginger Beer, cranberry juice, rosemary simple syrup, and holly leaf sugar garnish

Marketplace Snacks (Available Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)

  • Santa Mickey Mouse Bubble Sundae: Vanilla soft-serve, Mickey Mouse bubble waffle, chocolate cookie pieces, chocolate sauce, Mickey Mouse Santa hat, and Chocolate Pocky Stick (New)

Splitsville Luxury Lanes (Available Nov. 25 through Jan. 2)

  • Poinsettia Spritz: A refreshing cocktail made with plum-infused vodka, sugar plum jam, fresh lemon juice, allspice dram liqueur, and prosecco
Disney Springs

Swirls on the Water (Available Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Soft-serve: Frozen hot chocolate, peppermint soft-serve, and white chocolate peppermint bark (New)
  • Peppermint Chocolate Bark Soft-serve Nachos: Peppermint soft-serve, chocolate soft-serve, and waffle chips topped with whipped cream, M&M’S chocolate candies, and chocolate sauce (New)

Vivoli il Gelato

  • Santa’s Little Helper Sundae: Two scoops of chocolate, mint chocolate chip, chocolate sauce, crushed peppermint, and whipped cream (Available Nov. 1 through Jan. 3)
  • Spiced Apple Cider Float: Spiced apple cider gelato with Cigar City Homemade Apple Pie Cider (Available Nov. 1 through Jan. 3)
  • Bah Humbug Milkshake: Milkshake with cake batter gelato, red velvet cake, and a red velvet cake to top (Available Nov. 1 through Jan. 4)

Available at Outdoor Bars Throughout Disney Springs (Available Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)

  • Red-Nosed Margarita: Patron Silver, Cointreau, pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, lime juice, sweet and sour, and pure cane syrup (New)
  • Fireside Cider: Fireball Whiskey, Stoli Vanilla Vodka, white cranberry juice, grenadine, and ginger ale garnished with a half rim of cinnamon sugar
Mickey Mouse Snow Globe Sipper Cup Disney Springs

Available at Carts and Kiosks

  • Musical Holiday Tin Premium Bucket
  • Mickey Mouse Snow Globe Sipper Cup

(Note: All offerings are subject to change and availability.)

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Pipeline: The Surf Coaster Coming to Orlando

Pipeline The Surf Coaster SeaWorld Orlando Spring 2023

SeaWorld Orlando has announced the theme park’s NEWEST roller coaster, Pipeline: The Surf Coaster, opening in the Spring of 2023. 

This attraction is the world’s first “Surf Coaster.” Riders will feel the power of the ocean in a whole new way, making “Pipeline” every thrill-seeker’s newest obsession. 

“Pipeline” will take them on an unparalleled journey and keep them returning for more.

“We are always looking for exciting ways to take thrills to a new level. This first-of-its-kind roller coaster will be the perfect addition to the already incredible lineup of attractions at SeaWorld Orlando,” said Kyle Miller, SeaWorld Orlando Park President. “SeaWorld Orlando will be the only place in the world to ride a roller coaster like this and we welcome everyone looking for the chance to experience it.”

Pipeline The Surf Coaster SeaWorld Orlando Spring 2023

First-of-Its-Kind Surfing Launch and Moving Seats

The innovative design elements that make this a first-of-its-kind roller coaster are the surfing launch and “wave jumping” motions that riders will experience. 

The unique surfboard-shaped ride vehicle will give riders an immersive experience from the moment it starts. 

They will be secured on the roller coaster in a surfing position and launched at top speeds, feeling like they are catching a wave. 

Riders will then feel like they are hanging loose when their seats rise and fall to mimic the sensation of riding on a wave while sending them through several gnarly twists and turns.

Pipeline The Surf Coaster SeaWorld Orlando Spring 2023

“Pipeline: The Surf Coaster” Will Reach Radical Heights and Speeds

Each rider will get the rush of cutting through waves as they race up to heights of 110 feet in the air and feel like they are about to wipe out when they go upside down on a wave curl along the 2,950 feet of track. 

“Pipeline” will send riders on a journey reaching max speeds of 60 miles per hour, with five different airtime moments lasting a total of 1 minute and 50 seconds. 

The ride has a projected height requirement of 54”, designed by Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers, Inc., based in Switzerland.

“Pipeline” will be the seventh roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando, reinforcing the theme park’s reputation as the Coaster Capital of Orlando. 

It joins an impressive roster of coasters that include Mako, which was voted the #1 Best Roller Coaster by the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice poll, and Ice Breaker, which was voted the #1 New Attraction by the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice poll. 

“Pipeline” will be the latest in a string of top-notch roller coasters that continue to break the mold and bring thrill-seekers from around the world to SeaWorld Orlando.

Pipeline The Surf Coaster SeaWorld Orlando Spring 2023

Annual Pass Members Will Get Exclusive Access to Pipeline: The Surf Coaster and Special Monthly Giveaways

The best way to experience Pipeline: The Surf Coaster and all that SeaWorld Orlando has to offer is with an Annual Pass. 

All Pass Members will have the opportunity to be among the first to experience “Pipeline” with SeaWorld Orlando’s Passport to Thrills program. 

Annual Pass Members can have their Annual Pass scanned at the Pass Member lounge desk three times by December 31, 2022, to receive a FREE one-time Quick Queue for Pipeline: The Surf Coaster.

This front-of-the-line access will be valid for a one-time redemption from the roller coaster opening date to December 31, 2023. 

Starting in November, SeaWorld Orlando will also reveal monthly giveaways exclusively for annual Pass Members tied to “Pipeline.” 

SeaWorld Orlando is also launching another incredible year for Pass Members with the BEST VALUE for guests, which includes amazing benefits ranging from unlimited visits to six free guest tickets and access to NEW exclusive events. 

Additional benefits can include FREE parking, special savings on merchandise, food, and beverage options, attraction Quick Queue and behind-the-scenes animal tours, among other perks. Passes start at an affordable $14 a month for Florida residents. 

For a full overview of the Annual Pass options, visit

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Maker Faire Orlando 2022 at the CFL Fairgrounds

Maker Faire Orlando

Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, and hands-on activities.

The family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness returns November 5-6, 2022, where people show what they are making and share what they are learning at the 10th annual event at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.  

Maker Faire Orlando
Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Individuals behind the exhibits are known as ‘makers’ and range from tech enthusiasts to crafters and scientists to garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds.

“Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these ‘makers’ to show their hobbies, experiments or projects,” said founder Ian Cole.  

The two-day event is expected to draw 10,000 attendees and includes 250 exhibits, Power Racing, Combat Robots, Nerdy Derby, cosplay makers, and much more on display throughout three air-conditioned exhibit halls, as well as green spaces filled with hands-on activities, workshops, and competitions. 

Maker Faire Orlando
Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Maker Faire Orlando 2022

  • Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6 
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (both days) 
  • Central Florida Fairgrounds (4603 W Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808) 
  • FREE on-site parking 
  • A variety of food choices are available for purchase. 
  • For more information and tickets, visit 
Maker Faire Orlando
Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Exhibits & Hands-on Workshops 

From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, makers showcase hobbies, experiments, and projects. Immerse yourself in Maker culture with exhibits, a performance stage, big art, and spectacle.

Experience hands-on learning by people who make, play, tinker, and hack, including robotics, cosplay, STEM & STEAM, crafts, science, electronics, tools, and crazy things you’ve never seen!  

Maker Faire Orlando

Robot Ruckus 

Robot Ruckus is included with Maker Faire Orlando tickets. See your favorite robot builders having fun destroying each other’s toys with several local teams from the BattleBots show on the Discovery Channel and Discovery+, as well as local robots ranging in size from one to 250 pounds.

For more information, visit

Maker Faire Orlando

Power Racing 

Power Racing is a fun-filled racing experience where makers construct their own machines to go racing.  Racers can spend up to $500 on a racer that looks like a children’s ride or toy. 

Maker Faire Orlando
Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Award-winning Cosplay Makers 

Interact and observe cosplay makers in their element and working on their craft, including MegaCon winners Fred & Elle Designs with their Making Foam Props and Armor exhibit and Orlandoian Allison Chase with her Puppeted Catbus and the Guardian from Zelda Breath of the wild.  

10th Anniversary Online Ticket Sales – Save money and skip the line. Pre-event savings end Nov. 4  

  • Pre-event online tickets start at $15 for youth and students and $20 for adults.  
  • Add a second day to your one-day ticket for $10. 
  • Children under age three are FREE.  
  • Order tickets online 
  • Tickets are available at the gate on November 5 and 6 
  • First responders, active military, and Veterans receive free admission to Maker Faire Orlando with identification 
  • Employees of schools, colleges, universities, homeschool educators, and libraries also receive free admission to Maker Faire Orlando with identification. 
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Sir Rod Stewart to Perform in Tampa

Sir Rod Stewart Hard Rock Tampa February 2023
Photo Credit: Penny Lancaster

Sir Rod Stewart, the legendary two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted singer-songwriter, announced he will perform at the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 8 p.m. 

The concert promises an unprecedented night of iconic hit songs from one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Sir Rod Stewart is one of the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music with more than 250 million records and singles sold worldwide. His signature voice, style and songwriting have transcended all genres of popular music, including rock, folk, soul, R&B, and the Great American Songbook, making him one of the few stars to enjoy chart-topping albums throughout every decade of his career.

Stewart’s hits-packed setlist includes songs like “You Wear It Well,” “Maggie May,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy,” “The First Cut is the Deepest,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “Every Picture Tells A Story,” “Infatuation,” and “Forever Young.”

Stewart has earned a number of the industry’s highest awards, including two inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting, New York Times best-selling author, GRAMMY™ Living Legend, and in 2016 he officially became “Sir Rod Stewart” after being knighted at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and charity.

Tickets starting at $275 will go on sale online at or via Ticketmaster beginning Friday, September 9 at 10 a.m.

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About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world, offering award-winning gaming, hospitality, and entertainment. The casino offers nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games, a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables, and a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The 800-room hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and proudly offers 12 restaurants, including upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, The Rez Grill, and Cipresso. Amenities include the 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center, which hosts some of the nation’s hottest entertainers and must-see concerts; a 60,000-square-foot pool deck area with three pools and 19 cabanas; as well as the luxurious Rock Spa & Salon. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa.

For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online.

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