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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EPCOT Extras Tours Returning

EPCOT Extras Tours 2022

EPCOT truly offers something for everyone, from immersive attractions to flavorful festivals and interactive pavilions that spark your curiosity and enable you to experience cultures and cuisine from around the world.

And with the park transforming before our eyes – and preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary on October 1st – it’s an exciting time to experience EPCOT!

And now, there are three more reasons to visit as fan-favorite Enchanting Extras Collection are returning to EPCOT beginning October 2, adding to and completing the previously announced lineup of highly popular tours returning to Walt Disney World Resort.

These personalized experiences offer an exciting look at the magic of possibilities and give you the unique ability to experience EPCOT by land and sea!

EPCOT Extras Tours 2022

Experience The Land:

If you like the Living with the Land attraction at EPCOT or have an interest in gardening and natural sciences, then you’ll love Behind the Seeds!

This one-hour walking tour gives you an up-close and personal view of amazing plants, insects, and fish throughout four state-of-the-art greenhouses.

EPCOT Extras Tours 2022

Take in the sights and smells of unusual crops from around the world as you explore the future of agriculture.

Your knowledgeable guide will help you discover some of the latest plant-growing techniques in use at The Land, including hydroponics, and provide ideas you can try at home in your own garden!

EPCOT Extras Tours 2022

Experience The Seas:

The Seas with Nemo & Friends is home to more than 2,000 sea creatures representing over 90 aquatic species, including sea turtles, angelfish, dolphins, eagle rays, and sharks.

With the return of EPCOT Seas Adventures – DiveQuest, guests once again can dive right into this 5.7-million-gallon saltwater environment and immerse themselves in the sea life surrounding the coral reef.

This experience offers SCUBA-certified guests guaranteed calm seas, unlimited visibility, no current, and incredible marine life.

EPCOT Extras Tours 2022

If you aren’t SCUBA-certified or prefer to stay on your “sea legs,” don’t worry; there is a tour for you, too!

With the return of EPCOT Seas Adventures – Dolphins in Depth, guests can meet the bottlenose dolphins at The Seas to learn about their complex undersea behavior and talk with the experts who work with them every day.

These guest-favorite tours return beginning Oct. 2 and are on sale beginning August 22 on DisneyWorld.com or the My Disney Experience app.

Due to the popularity of these tours, advance bookings are highly recommended.

Please note the Behind the Seeds experience requires a valid theme park admission and reservation.

For a complete list of the Enchanting Extras Collection across Walt Disney World Resort, click here.

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Disney’s Magnolia Course to be Reimagined

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

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

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

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

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

Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course Reimaginining

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

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

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

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

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

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

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

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

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

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

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

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Celebrate the Opening of Lightyear Around WDW

Lightyear Walt Disney World June 2022

Star Command, do you copy? Lightyear experiences mission log commences – now!

To celebrate the official release of Lightyear you can find merchandise, food offerings, and more at the Walt Disney World Resort and beyond.

Lightyear Collectibles and Games

If you can’t hit the parks, shopDisney is the place to go for all things “Lightyear.”

Laser Blade Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figure Lightyear

Starting off with the hero himself, on shopDisney, and coming soon to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, you will find the Laser Blade Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figure! Featuring lights, motion, and more than 30 sounds, this action figure brings the excitement of the film wherever you go.

Girl with Sox plush

Sox plush

Beep, boop! Buzz’s adorable, robotic companion, Sox, has been transformed into a cuddly plush. Complete with poseable features, this plush can also be found on shopDisney.

Lightyear Belt Bag

Inspired by IVAN, Buzz’s autopilot computer system, the Lightyear Belt Bag will assist you on all your missions while making you look super out-of-this-world.

Zurg

XL-15 rocket ship from LEGO Lightyear

But wait – there’s even more merchandise to complete your mission. Also available on shopDisney are Buzz’s ultimate foe, Zurg, and Buzz’s XL-15 rocket ship thanks to our licensed retail partners, Mattel and LEGO (make sure to stop by the LEGO Store at Disney Springs to also find the XL-15 rocket ship).

FUNKO Pop Izzy Hawthorne

And of course, who can forget Buzz’s friend, Izzy Hawthorne, found in FUNKO Pop form on Amazon!


Speaking of friends: You’ll absolutely fall in love with our new friends and fellow heroes, Izzy and Mo, featured in the Disney Pixar Lightyear Core Figure Assortment by Mattel. Draw inspiration for imaginative play by following the 3-part video series where the action figures participate in out-of-this-world Space Ranger Training activities.

Disney Mirrorverse Lightyear

Want to experience all the action firsthand? Walt Disney Games has got you covered! The much-anticipated mobile game Disney Mirrorverse is launching on June 23, just as Zurg crushes his way into the new, divergent universe!

Massive and imposing, Zurg is amplified to formidable levels within the Mirrorverse. Complete the second stage of Chapter 2 in the Mirrorverse story to play the exciting in-game event “Fractured Infinity.”

The event features Zurg as a fearsome foe for your Mirrorverse Guardians and is available for a limited time from June 23 through July 31.

Prepare to enter new worlds with evolved Disney and Pixar characters like you’ve never seen them before when Disney Mirrorverse launches on mobile on June 23 – don’t miss it!

Minecraft "Lightyear" DLC

Are you ready for the mission, Space Ranger?

Follow Captain Lightyear through his blockiest intergalactic adventure, telling the tale of his origin. Play the Minecraft “Lightyear” DLC to take on five galactic missions, use nifty gadgets, and drive awesome vehicles.

Minecraft "Lightyear" DLC

Team up with friends and go deeper into space than ever before! Launch into the Lightyear Item Event featuring Captain Lightyear and Sox now until June 19th in Disney Emoji Blitz!

"Lightyear a Little Golden Book"

“The Art of Lightyear”

If curling up with a good book is more your style, hang on to your helmets! Our friends over at publishing have a whole library full of amazing “Lightyear”-themed books, including the classic telling of the tale, “Lightyear a Little Golden Book,” and “The Art of Lightyear” which provides a behind-the-scenes look at art from the film.

Swirl Into Space with Yummy Treats

Buzz Lightyear Star Commander Cone from Disney Springs

Swirls on the Water at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World Resort is where you’ll find exactly that with the Buzz Lightyear Star Commander Cone!

Purple cheesecake soft-serve, adorned with chocolate wings and space sprinkles, this treat will take your tastebuds on a journey.

But hurry on over as the cone is only available till June 30, 2022.

Watch “Lightyear,” Out in Theaters Now

Are you ready to go explore the great beyond with Buzz Lightyear – the hero that inspired the toy?

Watch “Lightyear” now out in theaters!

To infinity, and beyond!

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WDW Foodie Guide: Father’s Day

WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day 2022

This Father’s Day there are plenty of delicious goodies all across the Walt Disney World Resort for you and your loved ones to enjoy, and the WDW Foodie Guide is here to help plan your culinary celebration!

The Disney Parks Blog shared how chefs at Walt Disney World have brought their creativity by whipping up some savory and sweet delights to enjoy together with whoever you celebrate for – your dad, uncle, grandfather, caregiver, father figure, or another special person who impacts your life!

Get ready to grab your people, and your appetite, because here is the Foodie Guide to Father’s Day filled with all the yummy eats and treats you can feast upon. Bon appétit!

WDW Foodie Guide: Father’s Day

All-American Dad Platter from Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

EPCOT

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (Available June 19, Mobile Order available)

  • All-American Dad Platter: Memphis dry-rub ribs, sliced Texas beef brisket, North Carolina chopped smoked pork butt, garlic toast, and choice of side (New)

Le Cellier Steakhouse (Available June 17 through 20)

  • Slow-roasted Beef Prime Rib with au jus, creamy horseradish, and truffled fingerling potatoes
Apple-Peanut Butter Tart WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Sunshine Seasons (Available June 19)

  • Apple-Peanut Butter Tart with cinnamon crumble and chocolate mustache (New)
  • Toasted Coconut Cake with mango chutney filling and buttercream grass (New)
“I Am Your Father” Petit Cake from Amorette’s Patisserie and Bacon of Doom from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie (Available June 17 through 20)

  • “I Am Your Father” Petit Cake: Red velvet cake, cream cheese filling, dark chocolate mousse, and white and dark crisp pearls

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (Available through June 30)

  • Bacon of Doom: Chocolate-covered bacon paired with The Colonel, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, or White Crème de Cacao
Fatherly Moments from Walt Disney World Resort WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Walt Disney World Resorts

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

World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, End Zone Food Court

  • Roasted Prime Rib: Oven-roasted prime rib, mashed potato, roasted asparagus, baby carrot, and red wine demi sauce served with Caesar salad (New) (Available June 17 through 19)
  • Fatherly Moments: Fudge brownie and caramel with a pretzel and buttercream “frame” surrounding iconic fatherly moments from “The Incredibles” and “The Princess and the Frog” (New) (Available through June 19)

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Landscape of Flavors 

  • Braised Short Ribs: Braised short ribs with a spiced rum mushroom demi, charred baby carrots, asparagus, and potato pavé (New) (Available June 17 through 19)
  • S’mores Gourmet Stuffed Cookie: Chocolate chunk cookie loaded with toasted marshmallow crème topped with a crunchy cinnamon graham streusel and drizzled with dark and white chocolate (Available through June 19)

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Cape May Café (Available June 19 for breakfast only)

  • Dad’s Beachside Bloody Mary: Loaded Bloody Mary with Absolut Peppar topped with shrimp, candied bacon, celery, green olives, and a lime wedge rimmed with Cajun seasoning
Ropa Vieja with Maduros and Cuban Style Rice from Centertown Market WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Centertown Market (Mobile Order Available)

  • Ropa Vieja with Maduros and Cuban Style Rice: Cuban-style beef stew and rice with plantains (New) (Available June 17 through 19)
  • Father’s Day S’mores: Graham cracker cake topped with a milk chocolate mousse infused with bacon, chocolate mirror glaze, and toasted meringue garnished with candied bacon (New) (Available through June 19)

Spyglass Grill (Available through June 19; Mobile Order Available)

  • Father’s Day S’mores: Graham cracker cake topped with a milk chocolate mousse infused with bacon, chocolate mirror glaze, and toasted meringue garnished with candied bacon (New)
Father's Day Bacon Brownie from Contempo Café WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Contempo Café (Available June 17 through 19; Mobile Order available)

  • Father’s Day Bacon Brownie: Fudge brownie, chocolate ganache, caramel, bacon, and chocolate crisp pearls (New)

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Toledo (Available June 19)

  • Father’s Day Brûlée: Bourbon ganache, vanilla crème brûlée, fresh berries, and chocolate mustache (New)
Hole in One brownie WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Good’s Food to Go and The Artist’s Palette (Available through June 19)

  • Hole in One: Fudgy brownie filled with caramel and pecans, topped with cheesecake glazed in a white chocolate glaçage with white chocolate golf garnish (New)
Dad’s Favorite Snacks Tart from Kona Island and Capt. Cook’s WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (Available June 17 through 19)

Kona Island and Capt. Cook’s (Mobile Order available at Capt. Cook’s only)

  • Dad’s Favorite Snacks Tart: Chocolate tart, coconut macadamia topping, dad’s favorite snacks (potato chips, SNICKERS, popcorn, and M&M’S), rum chocolate caramel sauce, and chocolate-dipped bacon piece on top (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (New)
S'mores Gourmet Stuffed Cookie from Walt Disney World Resort WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Everything POP Shopping & Dining

  • Roasted Prime Rib: Oven-roasted prime rib, mashed potato, roasted asparagus, baby carrot, and red wine demi sauce served with Caesar salad (New) (Available June 17 through 19)
  • S’mores Gourmet Stuffed Cookie: Chocolate chunk cookie loaded with toasted marshmallow crème topped with a crunchy cinnamon graham streusel and drizzled with dark and white chocolate (Available through June 19)
Sweet & Spicy BBQ Ribs and Father’s Day Cheesecake Brownie from Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory and Riverside Mill Food Court WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory and Riverside Mill Food Court (Mobile Order available)

  • Sweet & Spicy BBQ Ribs: Pork ribs with sweet & spicy BBQ sauce, cowboy beans, corn on the cob, and coleslaw (New) (Available June 19)
  • Father’s Day Cheesecake Brownie: Brownie topped with peanut butter cheesecake garnished with whipped ganache and M&M’S Minis (New) (Available through June 19)
Milk Chocolate Ganache Tart and Bourbon Pairing WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Le Petit Café (Available June 17 through 19)

  • Milk Chocolate Ganache Tart and Bourbon Pairing: Milk chocolate ganache tart paired with the “Father of Bourbon” Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Bourbon on the rocks

I hope you have a very happy Father’s Day with whoever you are celebrating this year!

(Note: All offerings are subject to change.)

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Earth Week Celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Earth Month Disney's Animal Kingdom - Header

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

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

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

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

Earth Month Disney's Animal Kingdom - Tree of Life

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

Highlights of the week include:

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

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


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

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

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Epcot Flower & Garden Festival: Topiaries

The highlight of any visit to the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival is definitely the Disney and Pixar character topiaries.

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

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival: Topiary Locations

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

Goofy Topiary and Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Cake – Main Entrance

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary

Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Brooms, Ostriches, Hippo and Gator – Entrance to World Showcase

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary

Woody, Bo Peep, and Her Sheep – near The Land Pavilion

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary


Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie – Bridge to World Showcase

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary


Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale – The American Adventure Pavilion

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary

Buzz Lightyear – near Mission: SPACE

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary

Figment – near Imagination!

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary

The Three Caballeros (Jose, Donald, and Panchito) – Mexico Pavilion

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary

Anna and Elsa – Norway Pavilion

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary

Troll – Norway Pavilion

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary


Dragon – Japan Pavilion near Torii Gate

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary

Pandas – China Pavilion

Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa, and Sarabi) – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries Disney Topiary

Pumbaa and Timon – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Germany Pavilion

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

Lumiere and Cogsworth – France Pavilion

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy – Germany Pavilion

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary
2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Tick Tock Croc  – Between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger) – United Kingdom Pavilion

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

Bambi and Friends – near Imagination!

Want to find out more information about the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival? Check out our Foodie Guide, Garden Rocks Schedule, Garden Rocks Dining, Merchandise, and more!

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Epcot Flower & Garden Festival: Foodie Guide

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

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

EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival 2022 Foodie Guide

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

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

2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival: Foodie Guide

EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

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


Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

EPCOT Sunshine Griddle (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)

Food Items:

  • Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Shrimp and Grits: Blackened shrimp and cheddar cheese grits with brown gravy and sweet corn salsa
  • Corned Beef Brisket Hash with house-made potato barrels, onions, peppers, cheese curds, and a soft-poached egg with Tabasco hollandaise (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with cream cheese frosting and candied bacon

Beverages:

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

The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

The Citrus Blossom (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

Refreshment Port (Near Canada)

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

Pineapple Promenade (Near Port of Entry)

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

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

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

Refreshment Outpost

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany)

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)

Food:

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

Beverages:

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

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)

Food:

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

Beverages:

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

EPCOT Farmers Feast (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)

Food Items:

Early Bloom Menu (available March 2 through April 9)

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

Springtime Menu (available April 10 through May 21)

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

Summer Solstice Menu (available May 22 through July 4)

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

Beverages (available throughout the Festival):

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

Cider House (United Kingdom)

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

Northern Bloom (Canada)

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

Lotus House (China)

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

Primavera Kitchen (Italy)

Food Items:

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

Beverages:

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

Hanami (Japan)

Food Items:

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

Beverages:                                                                

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

Fleur de Lys (France)

Food Items:

  • Croissant au Fromage de Chèvre, Herbes et Ail Rôtie: Croissant with goat cheese, herbs, and roasted garlic (New)
  • Pan Bagnat Classique: The Niçoise Sandwich with house-made bread, albacore tuna mayonnaise, tomato, black olives, lettuce, and celery (New)
  • Salade de Lentilles à la Lyonnaise: French Green Lentil Salad with bacon and garlic sausage (New)
  • Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized Beignet filled with vanilla cream and glazed with caramel fleur de sel

Beverages:

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

Funnel Cake

Food Item:

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

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

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

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

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

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

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

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2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Overview

EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival 2022

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

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Topiaries

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

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

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

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Gardens

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

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

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2019

Outdoor Kitchens

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

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

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

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

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

Garden Rocks Concert Series Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2020

Garden Rocks Concert Series

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

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

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

2022 Garden Rocks Concert Series Audience

Garden Rocks Concert Dining Package

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

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

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

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2020 Walt Disney World
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Family Fun

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

Merchandise

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

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

Mickey Mouse Home Garden

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

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

Orange Bird

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

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

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

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

Figment’s Garden

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

2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

Spike the Bee

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

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

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Disney Dreamers Academy Returns for 15th Year

Disney Dreamers Academy, an educational mentorship program created and hosted by Walt Disney World Resort, plans to return with a reimagined approach, March 3-6, marking its 15th year of broadening career awareness and creating exclusive opportunities for Black students and teens from underrepresented communities across America.

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2nd from Left: Jaterria Hicks, of Atlanta, Ga., learns medical principles during a medical workshop (Todd Anderson, photographer)

This year, the impactful program will introduce the Disney Dreamers to an array of new immersions designed to continue to foster the dreams of young leaders beyond imagination, including career-building workshops, networking sessions, mentorship connections, and introductions to future professional opportunities at The Walt Disney Company and beyond.

For its 15th year, Disney Dreamers Academy is supporting students in even more ways. In a new initiative, Disney Dreamers Academy, in partnership with ESPN’s The Undefeated and GRAMMY-nominated rap artist Cordae, is awarding college scholarships to 11 students from underrepresented communities attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Disney Dreamer Academy 2022

The Disney Dreamers program is an important part of Disney’s commitment to supporting diverse communities, such as Black America, by encouraging the next generation to think big and to carry what they learn back with them, so they can relentlessly pursue their dreams and make a difference in the lives of others.

“We are excited and honored to celebrate 15 years of Disney Dreamers Academy with this year’s class,” said Tracey D. Powell, Walt Disney World Resort Vice President and Disney Dreamers Academy executive champion. “We’ve embraced this opportunity to amplify the event, and we’re thrilled to introduce new experiences, new career programs, and new mentors.”

Since 2008, Disney Dreamers Academy has inspired more than 1,300 students from across the country by fueling their dreams and showing them a world of possibilities as they prepare for their futures. In the years following, graduates have gone on to become doctors, nurses, engineers, pilots, journalists, and more, and have transitioned into mentors to the Disney Dreamers who follow them, including event speaker Princeton Parker (Class of 2011), who is now a Disney cast member.

Disney Dreamer Academy 2022
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Each year the Disney Dreamers are selected from thousands of applicants who answer essay questions about their personal stories and dreams for the future. The students and a parent or guardian are given an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for the event.

These Disney Dreamers engage in a wide variety of experiences at Walt Disney World while working side-by-side with and hearing inspirational stories from community and business leaders, Disney cast members, celebrities, and other special guests.

Disney Dreamer Academy 2022

During the four-day event, the 100 students selected for the annual program participate in sessions teaching valuable life tools such as leadership skills, effective communication techniques, and networking strategies.  They also experience in-depth career workshops in a variety of disciplines aligned with the students’ dreams. These workshops introduce the Disney Dreamers to diverse career paths within business, entertainment, and sciences, including career opportunities within The Walt Disney Company.

Past celebrity participants have included stars from the big screen and television, noted sports figures, popular musicians as well as personalities, and cast members from across the Disney family including “Good Morning America,’’ ESPN, Disney Channel, and the TV series “black-ish” and “grown-ish.”

Disney Dreamer Academy 2022

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Walt Disney World: Valentine’s Day Foodie Guide

Walt Disney World Valentine's Day Foodie Guide 2022

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

Walt Disney World: Valentine’s Day Foodie Guide

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

Walt Disney World Resort 

EPCOT 

Coral Reef Restaurant (available Feb.14)

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

Le Cellier Steakhouse (available February 14)

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

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

ABC Commissary (available February 11 through February 14)

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

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

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

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

Resorts

Available at Multiple Resorts February 9 through February 20

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

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort 

Intermission Food Court

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

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort 

World Premiere Food Court

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

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (available February 14)

Sanaa

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

Disney’s BoardWalk 

BoardWalk Bakery (available February 7 through February 14)

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

Flying Fish (available Feb.11 through February 13)

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

Trattoria al Forno (available February 11 through February 14)

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

Disney’s Contemporary Resort 

Steakhouse 71 (available through February 28)

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

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gasparilla Island Grill (available through February 15)

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

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

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

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

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Roaring Fork (available February 14)

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

Disney Springs

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

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

Marketplace Snacks (available through February 26)

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

The Ganachery (available through Feb. 14)

  • Sweetheart Minnie Piñata: Chocolate sphere filled with marshmallow and chocolate (New) 
  • Ruby Kiss Bon Bons: Kiss-shaped bonbon made from ruby chocolate (New) 
  • Strawberry & Champagne Ganache Squares: Strawberry and Champagne chocolate ganache squares
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More Magic Kingdom Entertainment Coming Soon

This spring Magic Kingdom Entertainment will feature returning favorites and new entertainment offerings – adding even more magic to The World’s Most Magical Celebration!

Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade!

Kicking off the fun on February 11 is the brand-new Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade!

Magic Kingdom Entertainment

The cavalcade stars nearly 30 of your favorite Disney and Pixar friends!

Magic Kingdom Entertainment

Friends like Nick and Judy from “Zootopia,” Baloo and King Louie from “The Jungle Book,” José Carioca and Panchito from “The Three Caballeros,” plus Merida, Moana, The Incredibles, and more!

The highlight is the Magic Kingdom debut of Miguel from “Coco” in his mariachi best.

Festival of Fantasy
Magic Kingdom Entertainment

The beloved Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is returning to the Magic Kingdom Park beginning March 9 – the anniversary of the debut of the parade in 2014! 

Dazzling guests since its debut, the Disney “Festival of Fantasy” Parade features beloved characters from “The Princess and the Frog,” “Tangled,” “Peter Pan” and more bringing their individual stories to life on enchanting floats that look as though the characters themselves had a hand in crafting them.

Festival of Fantasy

Looming 26 feet above the parade route and 35 feet in length, the fire-breathing Maleficent Dragon float returns just as menacing as ever.

Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire

Finally, “Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” will make its debut on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage on February 25th!

Magic Kingdom Entertainment

The show, newly enhanced for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration, will incorporate favorite scenes inspired by “Frozen,” “Tangled,” and “The Princess and the Frog” – plus a new opening and a new finale with Mickey Mouse and all his friends in their sparkling, EARidescent fashions.

Presented multiple times a day, the show will also include an all-new, original song entitled “Where the Magic Feels Like Home.”

It’s so awesome to have Magic Kingdom entertainment once again filling the streets with dancing and fun!!!

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2022 Garden Rocks Concert Series Line-Up

2022 Garden Rocks Concert Series

I am really excited to share that the popular Garden Rocks Concert Series is returning to the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival this March!

New this year, internationally recognized artists will bring the groove to the America Gardens Theater stage Friday-Monday, while local Orlando bands step into the spotlight Tuesday-Thursday.

The series features something for everyone – from returning favorites like The Guess Who, Rick Springfield and Simple Plan to Latin hitmakers Melina León and Claudia Leitte, Christian music superstar TobyMac and groovin’ legends Kool & The Gang.

2022 Garden Rocks Concert Series Audience

2022 Garden Rocks Concert Series Line-Up

  • March 4-5 – The Guess Who
  • March 6-7 – Rick Springfield
  • March 11-12 – Melina Leon – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • March 18-19 – Mike DelGuidice, currently on tour with Billy Joel – NEW
  • March 20-21 – Kool & The Gang – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • March 25-28 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • April 1-2 – The Spinners
  • April 3-4 – The Pointer Sisters
  • April 8-9 – Blue October – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • April 15-16 – Tommy DeCarlo, singer of the band Boston – NEW
  • April 17-18 – Don Felder, Formerly of The Eagles
  • April 22-23 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
  • April 24-25 – Claudia Leitte – NEW
  • April 29-30 – Berlin
  • May 1-2 – TobyMac
  • May 6-7 – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • May 8-9 – The Commodores – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • May 13-14 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett – NEW
  • May 20-21 – A Flock Of Seagulls
  • May 22-23 – Collin Raye – NEW
  • May 27-28 – Thelma Houston – NEW
  • May 29-30 – Little River Band
  • June 3-6 – Simple Plan
  • June 10-13 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • June 17-20 – Plain White T’s

Beginning January 19th, guests can secure their spot at the show by booking a Garden Rocks Dining Package available Friday-Monday.  Find out more by visiting FreshEPCOT.com

Please remember that in order to experience the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, guests must have both valid admission and a park reservation for EPCOT on the same date.

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EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Returns in 2022

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Returns in 2022

I am really excited to share that the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will be debuting on January 14, 2022!

EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2022 - Painting in Person

This global celebration of the performing, culinary and visual arts runs through Feb. 21, 2022, as part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.  

EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2022 - Disney on Broadway Series

And, there’s more good news! The DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series is returning for this year’s festival, where you can see some of your favorite entertainers perform Disney songs live at America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase.

EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2022 - Food

During the festival, art lovers of all ages can enjoy inspirational experiences, such as:

  • Culinary delights from Food Studios around World Showcase
  • The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – a fun food stroll featuring five delicious sweet and savory treats
  • Chalk artists turning walkways into stunning landscapes and portraits
  • Photo ops where you can step into famous artwork
  • A paint-by-number mural
  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters scavenger hunt
  • Performance and visual artists
  • Special festival merchandise
EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2022 - Mural Painting

The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is available with valid theme park admission and a park reservation for the same date.

I REALLY enjoy the Festival of the Arts, and I am beyond excited for the return of the Disney on Broadway Series!

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Walt Disney World Planning Tools Launching October 19th

IT. IS. TIME.

Walt Disney World just announced that the Disney Genie service will launch on October 19, 2021, at Walt Disney World Resort! 

Walt Disney World – Disney Genie

Available for all guests in the My Disney Experience app, the complimentary Disney Genie service offers new features that let you create your best Disney day.

These features include a personalized itinerary creator that effortlessly and smartly maps out an entire day inspired by the things you love – helping you make the most of your park time so you can have more fun. 

The complimentary Disney Genie Service Includes:

  • Tailored Recommendations – You’ll receive attraction and dining recommendations inspired in part by what you told Disney Genie service you’re most interested in doing. It even displays a good time to go to an experience and an idea of the forecasted wait. Need to swap a recommendation out? No problem. Like many popular navigation apps, Disney Genie will continue to offer new suggestions throughout the day, so you can make the most of your time during your visit.
  • A Personalized Daily Itinerary – Your “My Day” tab is where you’ll find Disney Genie recommendations and any plans you’ve made, including dining reservations, Disney Resort hotel reservations and activity bookings. You’ll also be able to virtually chat with a Cast Member who can help answer any questions that arise.
  • A Custom Tip Board – This new feature will let you see estimated wait times for your top attractions, entertainment and dining. You’ll also be able to order food, make dining reservations, check into a restaurant, request to join an available virtual queue (currently at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure), and even book arrival times for our new Lightning Lane entrance at select experiences if you’ve purchased Disney Genie+ service.

Walt Disney World – Disney Genie+

Walt Disney World Planning Tools 2021

In addition to getting all of the great features that come with upgrading to the complimentary version of Disney Genie service, purchasing Disney Genie+ service will offer even more convenience and flexibility, for $15 per ticket per day.

Disney Genie+ Perks Include:

  • Enjoy the Magic You Want with Less Wait – Save time waiting in line by purchasing Disney Genie+ service! This new service, at more than 40 attractions and experiences throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks, lets you select the next available arrival window for the new Lightning Lane entrances. You can make one selection at a time throughout the day—from classics like Haunted Mansion and thrill rides like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to newer favorites like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (experiences subject to limited availability). With Disney Genie+, you can select Lightning Lane arrival windows across multiple theme parks for those who have the Park Hopper option.
  • Disney PhotoPass Lenses – Access special Disney PhotoPass Lenses for your mobile device, allowing you to explore magical new augmented reality effects.
  • Audio Tales – Discover the parks in cool new ways through fascinating fun facts and behind-the-scenes insights you can listen to during your visit.

Disney Genie+ selections are available beginning at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to secure your first arrival time.

Starting October 19th, you’ll be able to purchase Disney Genie+ service on the day of your visit or purchase as an add-on to a theme park ticket by modifying your existing ticket prior to arrival. You can also purchase new tickets that include Disney Genie+ before your visit.

When using Disney Genie+ guests are responsible for:

  • Determining whether options and recommendations are appropriate for their party and
  • consulting all experience restrictions and advisories, including height requirements, health and safety advisories and accessibility guidelines.
Walt Disney World Planning Tools 2021

Lightning Lane

With this launch, we’ll also be introducing the Lightning Lane entrance. Available for purchase through our Disney Genie+ add-on at more than 40 attractions – or individually, “à la carte” at some of our most highly demanded attractions – the Lightning Lane entrance can save you time waiting in line.

 Click here for a first look at the list of current attractions with Lightning Lane entrances and info on pricing

As a reminder, attractions continue to offer a traditional standby queue or from time to time, a virtual queue may instead be used at select attractions, like right now at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

To get ready for the launch, I’ll be sharing more information as it becomes available, but you can also visit DisneyGenie.com for more details.

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