Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil 2023 Performance Schedule

Drawn to Life Finale Bow

Drawn to Life, the dazzling live theatrical production presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney has released its schedule for 2023 and will include new matinee show times on Sundays. Tickets for next year’s performances are available for sale now at cirquedusoleil.com/drawn-to-life.

Beginning January 4, 2023, guests will be able to enjoy Drawn to Life with two performances daily, Wednesdays through Sundays, at Disney Springs. Wednesday through Saturday showtimes will be 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and two Sunday matinees at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

“Based on feedback from guests, we determined this new schedule will offer great daytime opportunities for travelers and locals to see the show, especially those with children,” said Heather Reilly, Drawn to Life Company Manager.

Drawn to Life has been delighting audiences at Disney Springs West Side since its November 2021 premiere with an imaginative blend of timeless Disney magic and remarkable Cirque du Soleil artistry.

The family-friendly show tells the story of the love between a father and a daughter, drawing inspiration from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 100-year heritage of storytelling.

The show celebrates iconic Disney stories and characters through innovative design, acrobatic performances, dazzling choreography, musical scores, and brand-new animation lovingly created by Disney Animation artists.

Haven’t had the chance to see the show? Here’s a little background…

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Set your imagination in motion and get ready for a first-of-its-kind creative collaboration between iconic memory-makers Cirque du Soleil and Disney.

Drawn to Life invites you into an astounding world where the art of Walt Disney Animation is experienced like never before. Gather your whole family for an unforgettable leap into this amazing new show—a live acrobatic journey where the stage is transformed into a giant animation table. The art of classic Disney animation is reinterpreted through Cirque du Soleil’s innovative design, acrobatic performances, dazzling choreography, and eclectic costuming alongside all-new Disney animation and an original score inspired by timeless Disney music. The show is absolutely alive with all the high-flying, mind-blowing exuberance that Cirque du Soleil is famous for.

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Photo: Walt Disney World

This love letter to the art of Disney Animation celebrates life in all its motions and emotions. The show tells the story of a determined girl who discovers one last gift left by her animator father: a sequence of unfinished drawings. Guided by a magical pencil and a quirky troupe of imaginative muses, she embarks on an inspiring quest filled with her childhood Disney memories. We’ll follow her as she leaps into a whimsical world of animation and discovers new possibilities that animate the story of her future. 

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Disney Springs Art Walk: New Additions

Disney Springs Art Walk

The Disney Springs Art Walk has been one of my favorite things to explore while shopping and dining, especially because it continues to grow vibrantly, flourishing with murals from talented artists from near and far.

This month is no exception, as two new artists have brought their vibrant and meaningful creations to the Art Walk.

Disney Springs Art Walk

Check out the video below to go behind the scenes and learn about the inspiration for their art.

Inspired by their strong Hispanic roots and just in time for Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month, artists Leo Gómez and Don Rimx boldly expressed pride for their culture, telling unique stories with their Art Walk pieces.

With over 3,000 murals spanning over five continents, Kobra has a distinguished style with unique techniques involving airbrush and spray paint.

Disney Springs Art Walk

His newest piece will be a Disney-inspired creation that, like other Disney Springs Art Walk murals, will be a must-see for Walt Disney World Resort guests.

I cannot wait to see and share more about his creation at one of my favorite places on property!

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Drawn to Life Prix Fixe Dining

Drawn to Life is one of my favorite additions to Disney Springs, and now you can take your experience to the next level with special prix fixe dining packages.

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Photo: Walt Disney World

During your Animated evening, you can feast your eyes on a spark of creativity with Drawn to Life—a love letter to the art of Disney animation – and then enjoy a prix fixe dinner from one of 13 participating locations at two price points.

Participating Drawn to Life Animated Evening Locations

As part of your Animated Evening, you can choose from a wide range of restaurants throughout Disney Springs.

Raglan Road 2018 Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival

Prix fixe menu priced at $45 per person (tax and gratuity not included):

  • City Works Eatery & Pour House
  • Enzo’s Hideaway
  • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
  • Jaleo by José Andrés
  • Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante
  • Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
  • Splitsville Luxury Lanes
  • Terralina Crafted Italian

Prix fixe menu priced at $65 per person (tax and gratuity not included):

  • The Edison
  • Paddlefish
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

You can find the full prix fixe menus for each location online.

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Photo: Walt Disney World
How to Purchase Drawn to Life Animated Evening Packages
  1. Purchase tickets for Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney. Purchase tickets from Cirque du Soleil or call Cirque du Soleil at (877) 924-7783. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call. By selecting “Cirque du Soleil” above, you will be directed to the Cirque du Soleil ticket website, where a different privacy policy and terms of use will apply.
  2. Book dining reservations for Animated Evening by calling (407) 587-5981 between 10:00 AM EST and 10:00 PM EST daily. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

All dining reservations must be scheduled 2.5 hours before or 2 hours after the Guest’s ticketed showtime.

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Raglan Road Introduces New Dishes

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Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Disney Springs is my FAVORITE dining spot at Disney Springs!!! The invited me out to try six new dishes!!! #raglanroad #disneysprings #disneyfood #wdw #disneyfoodie

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Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Disney Springs is one of my absolute favorite places to eat, and while the music and drinks are great…the food is even better.

“We’ve put a lot of thought and work into our menus which showcase contemporary Irish dining. You’re going to be pleasantly surprised because we’re going to delight your palate with award-winning cuisine prepared in collaboration with the finest local Florida producers.”

During the annual Great Irish Hooley, Raglan Road introduced six new additions to their menu that you need to RUN to try!

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant New Dishes

Appetizers
Raglan Road New Menu Additions September 2022

Dalkey Duo – $16

Dalky Mustard beer battered Cheshire Heritage Pork Sausages, Dalkey mustard mayonnaise, and buffalo applesauce.

Raglan Road New Menu Additions September 2022

Board of Beauty – $42

It’s an Irish Egg, Bacon & Cabbage Roll, Bang Bang’s Chicken, & Beef in a Bed.

  • Irish Egg – NEW – Guinness and onion sausage crusted egg, Bushmills bacon jam, whole grain mustard aioli
  • Raglan’s Bacon and Cabbage Roll – Bacon and cabbage pastry roll, buffalo apple puree, pickled cabbage
  • Bang Bang’s Chicken – Buttermilk marinated fried chicken with a spicy bang bang mayonnaise
  • Beef in a Bed – NEW – Smoked pulled beef short rib on buttermilk cheddar bread, roasted corn, smoked onion puree, and crispy fried shallots.
Entrees
Raglan New Menu Additions September 2022

Salmon Run – $32

Roasted Atlantic Salmon filet in Raglan signature potato cake, roasted broccolini, spinach white wine butter sauce, & confit tomato.

Raglan New Menu Additions September 2022

Me Ma’s Best Chicken – $28

Roasted Bell and Evans chicken breast with a chicken, spinach, wild mushrooms, and leek pie in roast chicken jus, topped with herb stuffing crumble with champ mashed potato.

Dessert
Raglan New Menu Additions September 2022

I Crumble Inside – COMING SOON

Apple and blackberry crumble with hidden custard inside.

BONUS- Brunch
Raglan Road New Menu Additions September 2022

It’s OK to Drool – $20

famous Bread & Butter pudding, French Toast style, with vanilla mascarpone, mixed berries, macadamia nut crunch, and crispy maple glazed bacon.

There is no cover charge to enjoy the entertainment, beverages, or food at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, and parking at Disney Springs is free.

Reservations aren’t required, but they are strongly recommended.

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10th Annual Great Irish Hooley Music Fest

Raglan Road Great Irish Hooley 2022

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant will host the 10th annual Great Irish Hooley boutique music festival Labor Day weekend, September 2 through September 5.

The Great Irish Hooley is one of my FAVORITE events at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant because it is filled with amazing Irish bands performing traditional Irish tunes, Celt grass, folk, and blues. 

This mix of music will have you dancing between bites!

This year’s Great Irish Hooley features a first-rate lineup of luminaries from the traditional Irish music world, including: 

  • Téada – This leading Irish traditional band will headline the Hooley lineup. Dubbed “invigorating” by the Washington Post, the band just released their sixth album.  Don’t miss them!
  • One for the Foxes – An exciting new transatlantic trio merging backgrounds in Irish and American folk music for an eclectic vibe.
  • Celtic Croí (Heart) – Talented trio from Dublin, Belfast, and Glasgow pump up the Hooley volume.
  • Gobhán – Dynamic duo from County Down, Ireland, playing guitar, fiddle, and vocals.
Raglan Road Great Irish Hooley 2022

When you hear the word “Hooley,” you know to expect a good time!

It’s a Gaelic term for a lively party with music, entertainment, and fun for everyone in the family.

When the spirit moves you, be ready to kick up your Hooley heels -the talented Raglan Road Irish Dancers will lead guests through a lively Ceili. The Ceili step dances, dating back to the Celts and Druids who inhabited Ireland in the 1500s, are usually the main event of local celebrations in Irish and Celtic communities.

Raglan Road Great Irish Hooley 2022 Raglan Road Irish Pub Disney Springs

It all begins Friday afternoon, Sept. 2, and continues through late-night Monday, Labor Day. Celtic face painting is complimentary, and the pub will feature new whiskeys and a special Hooley brew, the De Fesht, that brings an Oktoberfest-like spirit to the late-summer festivities.

The best part is that there’s no cover charge to join the Raglan Road fun featuring top Irish bands with high-voltage entertainment!!!

In addition to the pub’s All-Day Menu, the delicious Rollicking Raglan Brunch will be served throughout the weekend, including Labor Day Monday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  

Reservations are recommended; call 407/938-0300. Check out raglanroad.com, and plan to join us for the Great Irish Hooley!  

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The Edison to Host Exciting Evenings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event Menu includes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bites

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

May 17 – Featured Spirit: Espolòn ReposadoCocktails

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

Bites

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

May 25 – Featured Spirit: Espolòn AnejoCocktails

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

Bites

  • Sweet and citrus roasted sticky wings tossed in tangerine honey sauce
  •  Coffee-rubbed pork tenderloin served with sautéed quinoa, Cipollini and kale
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Raglan Road Hosts Special Valentine’s Toast and More

Raglan Road Irish Pub Valentine's Day 2022

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

Raglan Road Irish Pub Disney Springs

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

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

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

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

Raglan Road Irish Pub Valentine's Day 2022

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

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

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Celebrate Soulfully at Disney Springs

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

Music and Ambience

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

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

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

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

Cooking Soulfully

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shop with Intent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art and Soulfully

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ragland Road is Ready to Celebrate the Holidays

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

Raglan Road Christmas Dinner 2021

Christmas Day Celebrations

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

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

Raglan Road Shop for Ireland

Find Holiday Gifts at the Shop for Ireland Boutique

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

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

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

And don’t forget the stocking stuffers!

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

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

Raglan Road Irish Pub Holiday

Celebrate New Year’s Eve

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

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

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

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

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New Year’s Eve at The Edison

New Year's Eve at The Edison Disney Springs

You can ring in the new year at The Edison’s dazzling New Year’s Eve gala, which will be filled with live entertainment, world-class dining, and an open dance floor.

The excitement begins at 8 p.m. on December 31st at Disney Springs with captivating performances from The Sound Society Radio Show, The Pearls burlesque trio, stilt walkers, an aerialist, DJ, and more.

Guests will be privy to signature passed appetizers and food stations featuring everything from buffalo chicken sliders, prime rib, crab cakes, and loaded mashed potatoes to chocolate cake and key lime pie bites for dessert.

A selection of The Edison’s premium beer and spirits will also be available via cash bars.

When the clock strikes midnight, the evening will conclude with a celebratory champagne toast as we usher in the new year.

New Year's Eve at The Edison clock

For guaranteed seating, tables can be reserved to accommodate 2-10 guests, or individual bar seating can be purchased, for $150 per person plus tax.

Reservations include entry at 8 p.m., access to food stations, passed appetizers, and champagne at midnight.

A limited number of standing-room-only tickets will also be available for purchase, which includes entry at 10:30 p.m., desserts, the champagne toast, and access to the electrifying lineup of lavish entertainment for $25 per person plus tax.

Both ticket types can be purchased HERE !

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Morimoto Asia’s Fourth Annual Ramen Rumble

Ramen Rumble

Get ready to (Ramen) Rumble! Back by popular demand, Morimoto Asia is proud to host this year’s fourth annual Ramen Rumble in partnership with event founders, Jason & Sue Chin of Seito Sushi (Good Salt Restaurant Group) on Tuesday, September 28 with two sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Six of Orlando’s best and brightest chefs will compete for the championship title, bragging rights, the coveted “Broth Belt” trophy, and a sizable check to donate to charity partner, Give Kids the World.

Each contestant will man their own soup station, presenting their unique style of ramen filled with creative toppings and interesting textures for guests to sample and vote on in order to crown the next Ramen King or Queen of Central Florida.

Participating Restaurants

Morimoto Asia
Seito Sushi
Susuru
Ichicoro Ramen
Ramen Takagi
Yugiri Ramen Project

Tickets are $80++ per person and include six steaming bowls of tasty ramen with Sun Noodles (one bowl from each chef’s entry), one beverage, and a Japanese mochi donut, a traditional Asian dessert provided by dochi.

Want to take the Rumble to the next level? Private Dining Rooms are available! Each private dining room will hold six guests. The price is $475 plus tax and gratutity per room and each person in the room must also purchase a ticket. You’ll want to contact OrlandoEvents@patinagroup.com for more information.

A cash bar will also be open and souvenir t-shirts will be for sale.

In keeping with the current Disney safety guidelines, masks will be required upon entry for all attendees. Guests can also expect assigned seating. Those who would like to be seated with another attendee or party can email the restaurant to fulfill their request.

Grab your ticket today to slurp up the best ramen in town while watching Orlando’s culinary masterminds battle it out for ultimate noodle glory!

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Great Irish Hooley Returns to Raglan Road

Central Florida’s only authentic Irish and roots music festival, the Re-plugged Great Irish Hooley, will return for the long Labor Day weekend at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs. 

Never heard of a “Hooley?” It’s a Gaelic term for a lively party with music, entertainment, and fun for the whole family, and from September 3-6 guests can enjoy performances from top Irish bands alongside food and beverage offerings.

Great Irish Hooley Entertainment

Great Irish Hooley Raglan Road 2021
Raven’s Rock

This year’s Hooley entertainment headliners are a rare collaboration of luminaries from the traditional Irish music world playing everything from trad and folk to Celt grass and blues:

  • Raven’s Rock—All-Star Band Featuring Members of Lúnasa – These unique one-off daily performances at the Re-plugged Great Irish Hooley will bring together Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford, current members of Lúnasa, one of Ireland’s most renowned progressive traditional Irish music acts of the past 25 years. They are joined by Matt Mancuso (Eileen Ivers and Lord of the Dance) and Allan Murray (Ivers and Paul Brock). The Raven’s Rock happens to be the title of Cillian Vallely’s solo CD.
  • The Gothard Sisters – This dynamic sister trio, performing throughout the Hooley, are making waves on the major Irish festival circuit, touring, writing and performing contemporary Celtic folk music with an optimistic style that resonates with their loyal fan following. Their latest album, Dragonfly, features the sisters playing an assortment of acoustic instruments combined with vocals and modern production that explore themes of resilience and adventure.
Great Irish Hooley Raglan Road 2021
The Gothard Sisters
  • The Byrne Brothers – This exceptionally talented trad Irish music family from Donegal is back for an encore on the Raglan Road stage. American Celtic Radio listeners voted them “Rising Stars of 2021” and “Best CD cover of 2021” for Living the Dream. Dempsey, 12, is an Irish dancer who sings and plays bodhran and whistle while revving up the crowd with his jokes and on-stage antics. Finn, 15, dances and plays banjo, mandolin, and guitar. Luca, 17, dances and plays button accordion. Dad Tommy sings and plays Uilleann pipes, bagpipes, fiddle and whistles. They’ll perform Sept. 4-6.
  • The lineup is complete with Raglan Road house artists SlygoAaron O’Grady, and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers.

Delicious Dishes

Great Irish Hooley Raglan Road 2021

The Raglan Road kitchen will offer dishes to pair with the De Fesht and other Raglan Road brews including a Grilled Lollipop Pork Chop with spiced pineapple chutney, purple kale, parsley mashed potato, and smoked butter sauce.

“We created this dish to complement the festival beer,” Sean Griffin, Director of Operations at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, says. “De Fesht would pair best with pork and smoked flavors. Of course, there are many other dishes to try if you prefer fish, beef, or a vegetable-forward dish.”

Great Irish Hooley Raglan Road 2021

Another new entrée is the pub’s Florida Key Lime Salmon—whiskey cured, lightly smoked Atlantic salmon, Florida key lime and herb crushed potatoes, peas, shaved horseradish, and crispy salmon skin.

Veggie lovers can try the new all-plant-based Shepherd’s Pie.

Sláinte

Raglan Road International Beer Day

The Re-plugged Great Irish Hooley will include Hooley-crafted cocktails plus creative new bites by the pub’s inventive culinary team.

The pub also will feature a new local craft beer and will serve the delicious Rollicking Raglan Brunch Saturday through Monday, Sept. 4-6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the regular menu will be available for the Hooley from 3-10:30 p.m.

To kick off the Re-plugged Hooley, Raglan Road will introduce a limited-release craft beer in collaboration with The Tank Brewing of Miami (since 2014).

De Fesht (which translates to “festival”) is a full-flavored medium-bodied amber lager with lighter malting that contributes to underlying notes of hazelnut and honey. The brew’s dry finish enhances its drinkability, says Raglan Road general manager Alan Delahunt. “It’s a seasonal, one-batch brew perfect for the end of summer into fall. It’s a traditional-style Marzen which would be consumed by the liter at Munich during Oktoberfest,” he says.

Raglan Road 2018 Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival

There’s no cover charge to join the Great Irish Hooley fun, which begins at 4 p.m. Friday, September 3, and continues into the wee hours of Labor Day, September 6.

Reservations are recommended.

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Raglan Road Celebrates International Beer Day

Raglan Road International Beer Day

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant invites guests to raise a pint in celebration of International Beer Day on Friday, August 6, 2021. 

During the festivities, the pub, located at Disney Springs, will offer a special $5 deal on all Signature Brews, which normally sell for $9.50. 

The Raglan Road Signature Brews are crafted in collaboration with local brewing partners and are exclusively available at the Disney Springs watering hole.

“Our signature beers are internationally inspired and crafted by some of the finest brewers in Central Florida,” says Alan Delahunt, Raglan general manager. “There’s a beer for everyone at Raglan Road.” 

The Raglan Road Signature line of brews includes:

  • Raglan Irish Stout (Coppertail Brewing Co.)
  • Bloomsday Pale Ale (Orange Blossom Brewing Co.)
  • Tri Wishes Grand Irish Red Ale (Crooked Can Brewing Co.)
  • Blagger Organic Blonde Lager (Orlando Brewing)
  • King of Shoals NE Style IPA (Crooked Can Brewing Co.)

Guests who prefer a good cider, and really who doesn’t, can order the signature DeCider Belgian Witte Cider (Vermont Cider Co.) for the $5 special deal.

International Beer Day was established to celebrate the craft of brewing and to show appreciation for those involved in the making of beer.

“Every day is a great day to celebrate beer at Raglan Road. But this provides an extra occasion to raise a pint. Our unique signature brews are a perfect tipple to celebrate International Beer Day,” Delahunt says. “Cheers! Come on in!”

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World Whiskey Day at Raglan Road Pub

Disclosure: I was invited by Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant to check out their World Whiskey Day offerings, but all opinions are my own. I have spent many an evening enjoying the food and dancing with my family on my own dime. It is my family’s favorite Disney Springs spot, and it should be yours, too!!!

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is known for their celebrations that are the perfect mix of delicious dishes, delightful libations, and world-class entertainment…but their new World Whiskey Day offerings, available through May 15th, are some of my favorites.


Since it’s whiskey we’re here for…let’s start with a Rosemary Maple Whiskey Sour!

Dickel 12 Tennessee Whiskey, crushed rosemary, dark maple syrup, egg white, and lemon sour


This was a great way to start the evening, because it was really refreshing with a pour that was strong enough to do the job without drowning out the layers of flavor.

But the star of the show is their four whiskey flight of small-batch, premium, limited release whiskeys for $25 (normally $45).


The Raglan Road World Whisk(e)y Day flight takes you around the world to celebrate the unique flavors of whiskey…and this is one flight you are sure to enjoy!

Irish: Powers. Johns Lane Release – 12 yr.

An abundance of earthy aromas like leather and tobacco, with layers of charred wood, dark chocolate, and treacle toffee. Taste of spice up front followed by vanilla, honey and dried apricot

Japanese: Mars Shinshu, Iwai Tradition

A blended whisky of single malts, grains, and blended whiskies. The whisky is then aged in a combination of ex-bourbon, ex-sherry, and ex-wine casks, creating a perfect harmony of flavors. Iwai Tradition is a special tribute to Iwai and Japanese Whisky

American: Whistle Pig – 10 year Rye

This 10-year-old, 100-proof rye whiskey is robust and distinctive in character. The nose offers a decadent mix of toffee apples, candied orange, and oak, with stone fruit and subtle spice arriving on the back end. The palate continues the rich, luxurious journey, but finishes drier and spicier than the nose suggests.

Scotch: Laphroaig Select. Single Malt.

This special award-winning Laphroaig is created from carefully selected casks  from a final maturation in new, American oak casks. It represents a subtle blending of peat, oak and sweetness.

“It offers the punters a chance to try something they might not have tried before, and also to compare global tastes side by side,” says Raglan Road General Manager Alan Delahunt. “It’s an exceptional whiskey experience.”

Now that we’ve got a good base…let’s take a look at the exceptional food (that I have my fingers crossed will make their way to the Raglan Road menu)!

World Whiskey Day Starters

Let’s start with the Whiskey BBQ glazed chicken lollipops, Roasted Corn & Bacon Crumble with corn puree!

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

Our second starter was Whiskey glazed pork cheek, smoked potato terrine, apple espuma & pork crackling crumb.

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

I’ve never had pork cheek before…but I will absolutely order it again when I find it on a menu!!!

World Whiskey Day Mains

Our first entrée dish tasting was the Whiskey cured house-smoked salmon, lemon & herb crushed potatoes, pea texture & horseradish with crispy skin.

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

The crispy skin and pea texture combination was the perfect way to cut the luscious smoked salmon.

And the smoky and just fabulous Whiskey braised beef cheek, triple cooked duck fat chips, whiskey & vinegar salt, mushroom ketchup & crispy onions was our last entrée bite.

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

Don’t sleep on mushroom ketchup…I know I won’t!!!

World Whiskey Day Desserts

I’m more of a appetizer girl than a dessert girl…but that all changed with these two new desserts that absolutely NEEEEEEEED to be made a part of the Raglan Road menu!

If you have ever wondered what the perfect apple dessert was…look no further than the apple baked dumplings, whiskey butterscotch Jameson sauce, and milk ice cream!!!

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

And if you are a chocolate enthusiast, you will dream about the whiskey chocolate caramel brownie, Guinness marshmallow, and graham cracker crunch!

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

If you like sharing a dessert I would suggest opting for this decadent brownie, but if you are like me desserts aren’t for sharing so stop looking at my apple baked dumplings!!!

If you are heading to Disney Springs, I will ALWAYS suggest visiting Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant…but now I will ESPECIALLY suggest you visit to celebrate World Whiskey Day!!!

World Whiskey Day 2021 Raglan Road Disney Springs

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Raglan Road Announces Mighty Festival – Unplugged

Raglan Road 2018 Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival

In 2021, Raglan Road Irish Pub’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Disney Springs will be a festival like no other with the Mighty Festival-Unplugged.

Think more acoustic than electric. More intimate than boisterous. The same great live entertainment, with all bands imported from Ireland. The same delicious Irish food and drink.  It’s the most authentic Irish celebration in America, and it’s putting safety first for guests with a reservation-only event.

“Everyone can enjoy the usual lively happenings and practiced hospitality, which includes gift competitions and loads of giveaways,” says pub co-owner John Cooke. “And it remains the best Irish hospitality experience in America.”

On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, Raglan Road will open at 10 a.m. with a $10 cover charge for guests.  Reservations are strongly recommended due to limited space.

Guests can book a two-hour slot to join the Raglan Road Irish Pub festivities at Disney Springs, with numbers strictly managed to guarantee social distancing is respected. This year, gathering around bars or stages will not be permitted. 

The pub requests that guests respect their two-hour booking to ensure that as many of Raglan Road’s loyal fans have the chance to enjoy America’s finest St. Patrick’s festival.

Raglan Road Disney Springs Mighty St Patricks Day Festival

Raglan Road guests can sip from a huge range of Irish whiskeys, local craft beers and hand-crafted cocktails while choosing from the chef’s selection of authentic Irish dishes, including fresh-caught fish with chips. Those authentic fish & chips also are available to go at the adjacent Cooke’s of Dublin counter.

The Mighty Festival – Unplugged! entertainment lineup will begin with the Raglan Road Irish Dancers, plucked from the casts and stages of the world’s greatest Irish dance shows. This troupe of extraordinary dancers will perform throughout the festival. 

Raglan Road Mighty Festival Unplugged 2021 Raglan Road Irish Dancer Disney Springs
Photo: Raglan Road

Entertainment on the main stage will include:

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.— The Byrne Brothers – This exceptionally talented traditional Irish music family from Donegal plays to their audience with vibrant charm. They are Luca (button accordion); Finn (banjo, mandolin and whistle); Dempsey (whistle and bodhran); and father, Tommy (guitar, Uilleann pipes, fiddle, whistles, bagpipes and bodhran). Their show combines exciting traditional Irish tunes with modern dance beats.
  • From 1:30 p.m.– Slygo – A talented, energetic trio, Slygo combine their youth and heritage to perform a vibrant, uplifting mix of trad and contemporary Irish tunes and songs. Signatures of this talented group are their lively arrangements of renowned songs.
  • From 5 p.m.-Close– Men of Aran – These two legends of the traditional Irish music world, Colin Farrell and David Curley, have toured, performed and recorded with numerous trad Irish music luminaries. They are gifted entertainers and masters of their craft. 

On the Patio Stage, guests can enjoy:

  • From 12:30 p.m. – Aaron O’Sullivan — A singer-songwriter/guitarist from County Cork, O’Sullivan entertains with a mixture of traditional Irish ballads and modern Irish songs.
  • 6:30 p.m.-Close –Slygo

At the pub’s Shop for Ireland boutique, guests will find an array of Irish gifts including Celtic jewelry, apparel, hats, home goods, and toys.

“While we’re taking precautions to focus on safety, we want to hold on to the fun and purity of a good old Irish festival,” Cooke says. “Whether this is your first, or one of many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, we encourage you to join us for The Mighty Festival – Unplugged!”

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