Friday, August 17, 2018

Ears the News: August 17, 2018 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News

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Disney has announced that a both the Walt Disney World Railroad and The Tomorrowland Speedway will be interrupted during the construction of the new TRON coaster at the Magic Kingdom.
The Walt Disney World Railroad will temporarily take up residence at the Main Street Station starting in December 2018, pausing its grand-circle tours of Magic Kingdom Park. During this time, you will be able to get an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.

The Tomorrowland Speedway will close for a portion of 2019, as the attraction’s track is adjusted. It will reopen as the same attraction in the summer of 2019.

An enhanced Wi-Fi service is being rolled-out across the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, with Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter the first to be updated.

The new service is live now, and can be accessed via the "WDW Resorts Guest" SSID name. Enhanced Wi-Fi is available in both public spaces around the resort and in guest rooms.


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Smash Mouth and Anderson East have been added to complete the line-up for the 2018 Eat to the Beat concert series at this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

Here is the completed 2018 Eat to the Beat performer schedule:
August 30 to 31: Blue October
September 1 to 3: Tiffany
September 4 to 5: NEW! MercyMe
September 6 to 7: NEW! Glass Tiger
September 8 to 9: NEW! Tauren Wells
September 10 to 11: Postmodern Jukebox
September 12 to 13: NEW! Vertical Horizon
September 14 to 16: Baha Men
September 17 to 19: Plain White T’s
September 20 to 21: Living Colour
September 22 to 23: NEW! Sheila E
September 24 to 26: Sugar Ray
September 27 to 28: David Cook
September 29 to 30: Jeffrey Osborne
October 1 to 2: NEW! Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts
October 3 to 4: Everclear
October 5 to 7: Mark Wills
October 8 to 10: Air Supply
October 11 to 12: NEW! Anderson East
October 13 to 14: Smash Mouth
October 15 to 16: NEW! 98 Degrees
October 17 to 18: 38 Special
October 19 to 21: The Devon Allman Project
October 22 to 23: Kenny G
October 24 to 25: Billy Ocean
October 26 to 28: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
October 29 to 31: Hanson
November 1 to 2: NEW! High Valley
November 3 to 4: Taylor Dayne
November 5 to 7: Boyz II Men
November 8 to 9: The Hooters
November 10 to 12: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


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The Edison at Disney Springs is hosting "A Gatsby Evening" on September 2 2018, priced at $75 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Celebrate Labor Day at Disney Springs by getting all dolled up in your best flapper attire, jazzed up in your 1920s style suits, and get ready to dance the night away in style. From the moment you step on the red carpet and enter the opulent party setting, be prepared to be entertained. From flair-tenders serving swanky spirits, flying aerial champagne performers, burlesque dancers, cigar rollers, a live band, stilt-walkers and more, you will be dazzled till the end. Sip complimentary bubbles of Moet Champagne and enjoy The Edison's full food & beverage menu for purchase.

Doors Open at 7:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2OSK9SF


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The original bus loop at Disney's Hollywood Studios has now closed, and all bus traffic is now using the recently opened charter bus stop area.

Once the new Resort Bus Stop area is completed, Walt Disney World Resort busses will move to that new load area.


Disney has updated its 'My Disney Experience' app to also include the 'Shop Disney Parks' app functionality.

'Shop Disney Parks' launched in August 2015, making it easier to locate merchandise at the parks, and also to order products when not at Walt Disney World.

In an August 2018 update, the main Walt Disney World vacation planning app 'My Disney Experience,' now also features the same 'Shop Disney Parks' capabilities. You can find it on the home screen on 'My Disney Experience,' under the 'Buy Merchandise' heading.

Even though you can use 'My Disney Experience' for your shopping needs, it appears that the 'Shop Disney Parks' app will continue to be offered as a stand-alone app.

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Drivers heading to the monorail resorts will notice a few changes as the first of two World Dr. overpasses has now opened.

Drivers heading toward north on World Drive towards the Contemporary will now use the left lane to access the new northbound overpass.

If you are heading towards Fort Wilderness Resort, you will continue to exit World Drive from the right lane onto Vista Blvd.

Guests heading towards the magic Kingdom will continue straight and use the auto plaza as normal.

The new southbound overpass is expected to open soon.


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When the reimagining of Old Port Royale is complete later this year at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, a new table service and quick service restaurant will open in a new location on the waterfront.
Sebastian's Bistro will offer a menu that blends Latin and Caribbean flavors, the interior will reflect a tropical beachfront home, from coral patterns and kelp filigree, to lure-inspired art and nautical designs.

Sebastian's Bistro will replace the former Shutters restaurant as the resort's table service offering.

Centertown Market is the name of the new quick service dining offering at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.

Opening alongside the resort's renovations later this year, Centertown Market will continue the indoor street market vibe of its predecessor.


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Reservations are now open for the 2018 Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party at Disney's Hollywood Studios. 

Like last year, a ticket will get you access to a dessert party along with reserved viewing for both Disney Movie Magic and the holiday firework and projection show - Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

According to Disney's announcement, you’ll enter the space under a large palapa-like structure, accented with glowing, colored light pendants made from glass bottles. The market will feature open shutters, wooden light posts, awnings, ornamentation and unique seating areas. You will also have access to the Grab n’ Go market for specialty coffee and quick bites.

Holiday-inspired snacks will include, desserts, wine, beer, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Menu favorites include the classic Yule log, cheese fondue with pretzel bread, and Gingerbread martinis.

From November 6 – December 22 and January 2-6, the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party is $79 for adults and $45 for children, with tax and gratuity included. From December 23 – January 1, the dessert party is $89 for adults and $49 for children with tax and gratuity included.

Reservations are now open, and can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE or online. Admission to Disney's Hollywood is required.

Disney is embarking on a program to enhance the arrival experience at all four of its Walt Disney World theme parks over the coming years.

The goal is to make the arrival experience at the parks a more pleasant experience, and will cover every aspect, from the roadways, to parking lots, security checkpoints and walkways.

Disney's Hollywood Studios will be the first park to receive the enhanced experience, with a new parking lot main entrance currently under construction from Osceola Parkway planned to open later this year.

The Studios will also have new resort bus stops, a new Disney Skyliner station, and plans also include updated parking tram areas and covered bag checks and walkways.

As the guest count at Walt Disney World continues to rise, Disney has also been upgrading many of the roadways around the resort. The area around Disney Springs has seen considerable change, which has greatly reduced congestion in that area. This month has also seen the opening of a new flyover on World Drive, bypassing the Magic Kingdom auto-plaza.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The ONLY 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Guide You'll Need! (Including MENUS!)- PART TWO


Welcome back, Disney Foodies!

       Do I have you drooling over this year's Food and Wine menus that I shared earlier, in PART ONE?? (If you missed that post, you definitely want to go back and check that one out first! Click HERE!) Well that's not all Food and Wine Festival has to offer. There are also classes, tastings, and even kid-friendly activities to check out. So, let's get to the rest of the exciting details...





Fun For Kids

  • Remy's Ratatouille Hide and Squeak: Kids and adults alike will enjoy roaming from country to country, seeking out Remy, the rodent chef from "Ratatouille"! Little statues of him hide around World Showcase and you can seek him out, playing for fun, or you can buy a map and sticker set at a nearby gift shop, and once you locate all of the Remys, turn it in to collect a prize!


  • NEW! Junior Chef Kitchen: Kids ages 4-10 can sign up for this complimentary pancake art class and create edible masterpieces.
  • NEW! Playground: A fun filled playground, designed with little chefs in mind. 
  • NEW! Disney Du Jour Dance Party: New this year, Friday and Saturday evenings will come alive with a character dance party! The night will be capped off with a special appearance from a Radio Disney celebrity and a one of a kind concert. 
Celebrity Chefs

A massive array of culinary geniuses will make appearances at this year's festival, including Oprah's personal chef, Art Smith, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, and The Chew's Carla Hall. For the full list of appearances, click HERE.

Carla Hall!

Festival Center

The Festival Center, located inside the old Wonders of Life Pavilion, hosts classes, displays and experiences, including:

  • NEW! Festival Center Stage Presented by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company® – NEW!
  • NEW! Junior Chef Kitchen: Kids ages 4-10 can sign up for this complimentary pancake art class and create edible masterpieces.
  • Back To Basics: Held Friday-Sunday at 2 pm and 4 pm, this free session allows you to learn culinary tips and tricks from some of the best in the biz. 
  • Book Signings and Meet and Greets: Meet your favorite celebrity chefs, up close and personal!
  • Bottle Signings: Vinters will be on hand to sign their bottles of spirits. 
  • The Chocolate Experience: Hosted by Ghiradelli, this display shows how chocolate is created, and also displays some incredible chocolate art. 
For dates, times, and details of the above events, click HERE






Beverage Seminars

Taste wines and spirits, and learn about them from local experts. This class is $17 per person, and participants must be over the age of 21. For more information, click HERE



Cheese Seminar

Learn about the various flavors and textures of formage, and how to pair your favorite cheeses with wines like a pro. Alcohol is included and the price is $89 per person. For more information, click HERE



Culinary Demonstrations

Offered Monday-Saturday at 12:30pm, Guests can learn how the pros do it all, and allow you to enjoy the fruits of their labor, plus a sampling of a paired wine or beer. The price is $17 per person and more info can be found HERE



Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It!

Cake decorating and mixology are just a couple of the skills that will be explored in these workshops. Held Wednesday and Thursdays at 4:30, the cost is $39 per Guest. You can learn a new kitchen skill from a true expert! For a full list of classes, click HERE

NEW! Sunday Brunch With The Chef

Do you dream of a celebrity chef making you breakfast, while sharing with you all of his or her best tips? Well, you'll LOVE this experience! Enjoy a brunch buffet, a sparkling wine toast, and then an interactive presentation from a celebrity chef, culminating in your chance to meet them up close and personal. Offered select Sundays at 11:30 am , the event is $129 per person, with all food included. This year's events will be hosted by Richard Blais, Jamie Deen, Tiffani Thiessen, Masaharu Morimoto, Buddy Valastro, Art Smith, Geoffrey Zakarian, Carla Hall and Alex Guarnaschelli. For more details, click HERE



Food and Beverage Pairings

Friday thru Sunday at 2:30 pm, Guests can watch master chefs create an innovative food and wine pairing and taste their masterpiece. Pricing is $25 per person and the event is held in the Festival Center. For a listing of the events, click HERE

Party For The Senses

Acclaimed chefs, entertainers and personalities will join you for a magical night of wining, dining and partying. Taking place in the World Showplace Pavilion, the event includes reserved seating at the 5:30 Eat To The Beat Concert, as a bonus. This year's event will be offered on September 22nd, October 6th, 13th and 20th, and November 10th. There are two seatings a night, and prices range from $229-$349 per person. For more info, click HERE



Specialty Dining and Pairings

Travel the globe on a feast for the senses! Experience one, or several of these unique, indulgent dining events, each featuring a different country's cuisine. Check out this year's options!
  • French Family Meal Traditions: Savor an authentic French meal, and wine pairings, and even take home a copy of Paul Bocuse's recipe book! Located in Monsieur Paul's, pricing is $95 per person and the events are held on select Fridays and Sundays at noon. Click HERE for details.
  • Hibachi Experience: Inside Teppan Edo, enjoy an 5 course hibachi cooking experience, including sake pairings. Pricing is $180 per Guests, and it is offered select Mondays at 4pm. You can click HERE for more details.
  • Italian Food and Wine Pairing Luncheon: Inside the wine cellar of Tutto Gusto, enjoy a 5 course Italian meal, with perfectly paired wines and spirits. Pricing is $99 per Guest and it will be offered select Mondays and Wednesdays at noon. You can learn more by clicking HERE.
  • Italian Food: Wine Vs. Beer Pairing: This 5 course Italian feast is served inside Via Napoli and includes hand-selected wines and beers of the chef's choosing. Pricing is $88 per Guest and it is offered select Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 pm. More information can be obtained HERE.
  • Mediterranean Food and Wine Pairing: Over at Spice Road Table, Guests can enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean, including Morocco and beyond, all paired with the perfect wines. Pricing is $65 per Guest and it is offered select Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 pm. More information is HERE.
  • Mexican Tequila Lunch: This 4 course Mexican meal is served inside La Hacienda de San Angel, and it's all paired up with various tequilas. Prices are $85 per Guest. It will be offered selected Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday at noon. For more info, click HERE.
  • Parisian Breakfast: An authentic French breakfast, inside Chefs de France, including fresh made baguettes, croissants and more. Pricing is $40 per person and it is offered selected Saturdays at 9:15 am and details are HERE.
  • Parisian Afternoon: Indulge in French finger sandwiches, pastries and desserts, while sipping unlimited mimosas. Located inside Monsieur Paul's, this event is $55 per Guest and is offered on selected Saturdays at 1:30 pm. Detailed information can be found HERE.
  • Tokyo Pairing: 3 enticing Japanese courses, including sushi and sake, are served inside Tokyo Dining and will be $160 per Guest, and held on select Thursdays at 4 pm. To learn more, click HERE.
No word yet on whether or not the Culinary Events in Signature Dining will be offered, and/or the Resort Dining events, but I will be sure and update this page if they are announced. 

    Oh, and don't forget all of the Food and Wine Festival themed shopping, pin trading, the Wine and Dine Half Marathon and more! There's so much to do, you'll need more than just one day to get it all in!


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     Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival is by far one of, if not, THE best event that Disney offers in the whole year! Don't miss out! To plan your trip, hook up with an awesome travel agent on the Kingdom Konsultant Travel page, or by calling into them. The agents can help you make dining plans, book any of the events, give you advice and more. 
That's all, folks! Be sure and keep an eye out for updates and reviews as they become available. Oh, and....  BON APPETIT!

Until next time, have a magical week!

                                                                - Jenn


Friday, August 3, 2018

Ears the News: August 3, 2018 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News

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The American Heritage Gallery inside The American Adventure pavilion debuted its latest exhibit , “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art”.

“Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” at Epcot displays the work of contemporary Native artists alongside artifacts from centuries past, demonstrating how ancestral craftsmanship influences modern generations.
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The 89 pieces on display represent 40 different American Indian tribes from seven geographic regions across the United State.

“At Epcot, guests are invited to celebrate the limitless possibilities of human imagination and innovation.” said Melissa Valiquette, vice president of Epcot. “By showcasing artwork from so many diverse American Indian tribes, ‘Creating Tradition’ is a wonderful way to share a vital part of the United States’ culture with all those who visit The American Adventure.”

Highlights from the collection include:

  • Fashion designer Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo) used the patterns on a jar made in the 1900s by an Acoma Pueblo potter as inspiration for his “Ancient Resonance” dress.
  • A Pokagon Potawatomi black ash hamper basket, made in the early 1900s, is paired with modern baskets, exemplifying how this technique is maintained over centuries. For example, on display is “Mother’s Womb,” a basket made by Cherish Nebeshanze Parrish (Potawatomi/Odawa) in 2011.
  • A Chilkat blanket from Alaska dating to the 1890s complements “Raven and the Box of Daylight,” a 2017 glass sculpture by Preston Singletary (Tlingit). This piece shows how Singletary experiments with designs from his Tlingit heritage in mediums beyond traditional Native materials.

“Creating Tradition” also offers three interactive video exhibits where contemporary American Indian artists share perspectives on their work and culture. When guests wave their hands in front of a display resembling a campfire, the “flames” transform into a video presentation. Music playing in the gallery, performed by Native musicians, supports the objects and regions represented throughout the exhibition.

The new art exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Leaders from both cultural institutions were on hand for the gallery opening.

“I am delighted to recognize this association with Disney as their leadership shares the vision and creativity of contemporary American Indian artists with international visitors,” said Kevin Gover (Pawnee), director of the National Museum of the American Indian. “We hope Epcot visitors will see the American experience begins with the American Indians who have always been here.”

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“We are honored to collaborate with Walt Disney Imagineering and the Smithsonian in developing this exhibition,” said Della Warrior (Otoe-Missouria), director of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. “Hopefully, it will foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the various tribes located in almost every state in this nation, and people seeing these artifacts will be inspired and strive to learn more about American Indians.”

The dedication ceremony for “Creating Tradition” included a blessing from Seminole Tribe of Florida representative Bobby Henry and a stomp dance performance by Seminole tribe members.

During the next five years, the exhibition will feature new artifacts and refreshed displays, incorporating pieces from more of the 573 American Indian tribes recognized by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The first of the three V.I.PASSHOLDER event nights gets underway at the Magic Kingdom this week on August 5.

Similar to Extra Magic Hours, but specifically for registered Gold and Above passholders, the event takes place from 10:00pm to 12:00am.

Wristband distribution will begin at 7pm at the Magic Entrance, Tortuga Tavern and near Stitch's Great Escape.

Here is a look at the attraction line-up. As always, this is subject to change, to check guides on the day of the event for any updates.

Attractions


Adventureland
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin 
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 
  • Swiss Family Treehouse 
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room 
Frontierland
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 
  • Country Bear Jamboree 
  • Splash Mountain 
Liberty Square
  • Haunted Mansion 
Fantasyland
  • The Barnstormer 
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant 
  • “it’s a small world” 
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic 
  • Peter Pan’s Flight 
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel 
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 
  • Under the Sea -- Journey of the Little Mermaid 
Tomorrowland
  • Astro Orbiter 
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor 
  • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin 
  • Space Mountain 
  • Tomorrowland Speedway 

V.I.PASSHOLDER Night Entertainment at the Magic Kingdom

  • Princess Fairtytale Hall 
  • Town Square Theater Mickey Mouse 

V.I.PASSHOLDER Night Food and Beverage at the Magic Kingdom

  • Main Street Bakery 
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café 

V.I.PASSHOLDER Night Merchandise at the Magic Kingdom


Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Emporium 
  • Curtain Call Collectibles 
  • Box Office Gifts 
  • Locker, Wheelchair and Stroller Rentals 
Adventureland
  • Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar 
Frontierland
  • Splashdown Photo 
Fantasyland
  • Hundred Acre Goods Sir Mickey’s 
Tomorrowland
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin Photos 
  • Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine.

This annual outside-the-classroom mentoring program is scheduled for March 21-24, 2019, at the Walt Disney Resort in Florida. The program helps 100 select high school students; ages 13-19, from across the United States jump-start their life goals and pursue their dreams.

Disney Dreamers Academy turns the entire setting of Walt Disney World into a classroom where students participate in a series of sessions and workshops designed to help them imagine bright futures, make exciting discoveries and learn how to put their goals into action. Disney Dreamers engage in a wide variety of experiences at Walt Disney World while working side by side with celebrities, community and industry leaders and Disney cast members.

Participants learn how to improve their communication skills, what it means to be a leader and networking strategies, among other skills. They are also inspired by celebrity speakers and other special guests who share their stories and provide insights on how to achieve their life goals.

Disney Dreamers Academy graduates have gone on to become doctors, nurses, engineers, pilots, journalists and more. Some have started their own public relations firms, while others have worked with national political leaders.

Applicants must answer essay questions about their personal journeys and dreams for the future. Students are selected based on a combination of attributes, including strong character, positive attitude and determination to achieve their dreams. A parent or guardian accompanies each student on the trip.

This four day, all-expenses-paid experience at Walt Disney World will continue to help change the lives of young people in 2019. For more information or to apply, visit DisneyDreamersAcademy.com now through October 31, 2018.

Disney has released the full menu line-up for the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

Check out "The ONLY 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Guide You'll Need! (Including MENUS!)- PART ONE" for all of the details and stay tuned for Part Two to be posted shortly.

Dining packages coming to Festival of the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Reservations begin August 2, 2018 for a new Festival of the Lion King dinner package, which includes a meal at Tiffins Restaurant followed by special VIP seating at one of the most popular shows at Walt Disney World Resort. 
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For both dining packages (Tier I and Tier II), the package includes lunch or dinner at Tiffins Restaurant on Discovery Island. The three-course meal includes one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert, and your choice of wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage.

Along with your meal, you’ll receive special vouchers for priority reserved VIP seating at Festival of the Lion King and a commemorative cast photo.

With the Tier I dining package, you’ll also get to take part in a unique safari tour through the African outback. Escorted by a special guide, you’ll ride through rugged terrain to see some of the world’s most exotic animals in their unique habitats.

The Tier I Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Package (which includes lunch or dinner at Tiffins Restaurant, priority VIP seating at Festival of the Lion King, and a safari tour) is $99 per adult and $49 per children ages 3-9 (tax and gratuities not included).

The Tier II Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Package (which includes lunch or dinner at Tiffins Restaurant and priority reserved seating at Festival of the Lion King) is $74 per adult and $29 for children ages 3-9 (tax and gratuities not included).

The Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Packages are available daily starting August 13 through November 21, 2018. Reservations can be made online at the Walt Disney World Resort website or by calling (407) WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

“American Idol” returns for its second season on ABC for the 2018-2019 season, and Walt Disney World will be the first stop on the nationwide bus audition tour.

This is the second year that Walt Disney World has played host to Idol auditions, with the Idol event last year held at Disney Springs.

The 20-plus city search for the next Idol will see the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort get things started on August 25 2018. ABC’s “American Idol” Season 1 winner Maddie Poppe, runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson and finalist Catie Turner will make special appearances.

Parking will be available as early as 4am, but not before. Registration will begin at 7am with auditions starting at 9am. Overnight camping will not be allowed. Celebrity judges will not be on site. All singers must be at least 15 years old to audition. Pre-registration is encouraged. To Pre-register and for additional details, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, and terms and conditions, visit www.americanidol.com/auditions

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STK Orlando at Disney Springs has launched a new lunch service this week complete with new menu.

Lunch is served from 11am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday, and 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Disney has confirmed that Disney Junior star Vampirina will be coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in September 2018.
She will appear first as part of Disney Junior Play 'n' Dine breakfast at Hollywood and Vine from September 30. To make way for Vampirina, Jake will be leaving Hollywood and Vine.

Later in the fall she will hold meet and greets in the Animation Courtyard, and will also be part of the new Disney Junior Dance Party! which replaces the current 'Disney Junior Live on Stage!'

At Animation Courtyard, Jake will be leaving with the arrival of Vampirina, which will leave the line-up as Vampirina, Sofia the first, Doc McStuffins and Pluto.

Vampirina debuted on Disney Junior in October 2017, and has just been renewed for a second season.

Chicken Guy!, the latest fast-casual restaurant at Disney Springs officially opens its doors to guests today.
The menu features all-natural chicken tenders that are hand-pounded and breaded fresh every day. Choose tenders fried or grilled, on a sandwich or now their own, and combine with 22 different dipping sauces for endless combinations.


Looking to plan your next trip to Walt Disney World? Contact the agents at Kingdom Konsultant Travel to help you plan your dream vacation. Email vacations@kingdomkonsultant.com for a free quote today.

The ONLY 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Guide You'll Need! (Including MENUS!)- PART ONE


Hellooooo, Disney Foodies!

     Time to write one of my favorite posts of the year! I get to announce the details, (and MENUS), of the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! (Queue the fanfare!) Food and Wine is one of the very top events of the year here in Walt Disney World and one that I look forward to attending annually. It's a delicious and exciting culinary adventure around the world that anyone who likes food, (and who doesn't??), or alcohol, (again...), is sure to love. 

     Did you know that at Food and Wine you can catch some of the most fun concerts from artists of yesterday and today, try amazing bites and sips, AND learn culinary tricks of the trade from some of the top chefs in the industry? Well, you can! And this year is set to be better than ever, and here's why...

     First of all, this year's festival will be the longest running yet, with two and a half months to enjoy the festivities. This year, the festival opens on August 30th and runs through November 12th. Now, let's check out what's new and exciting this year, and what old favorites will be returning!

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Eat To The Beat Concert Line Up

This year's concert series is truly going to ROCK! There are lots of new acts joining in the fun. I bet you'll have a favorite or two on here! 

  • August 30 to 31: Blue October  ("I Hope You're Happy")
  • September 1 to 3: Tiffany  ("I Think We're Alone Now")
  • September 4 to 5: NEW! MercyMe  ("Grace Got You")
  • September 6 to 7: NEW! Glass Tiger  ("Don't Forget Me")
  • September 8 to 9: NEW! Tauren Wells  ("Known")
  • September 10 to 11: Postmodern Jukebox  (Covers of pop songs)
  • September 12 to 13: NEW! Vertical Horizon  ("Everything You Want")
  • September 14 to 16: Baha Men  ("Who Let The Dogs Out")
  • September 17 to 19: Plain White T’s  ("Hey There Delilah") 
  • September 20 to 21: Living Colour  ("Cult of Personality")
  • September 22 to 23: NEW! Sheila E  ("The Glamorous Life")
  • September 24 to 26: Sugar Ray  ("Fly")
  • September 27 to 28: David Cook  ("Light On")
  • September 29 to 30: Jeffrey Osborne  ("You Should Be Mine")
  • October 1 to 2: NEW! Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts  (covers of Blues Brothers songs)
  • October 3 to 4: Everclear  ("Father of Mine")
  • October 5 to 7: Mark Wills  ("Wish You Were Here")
  • October 8 to 10: Air Supply  ("All Out of Love")
  • October 11 to 12: NEW! Anderson East  ("Satisfy Me")
  • October 13 to 14: Smash Mouth  ("All Star")
  • October 15 to 16: NEW! 98 Degrees  ("Because of You") 
  • October 17 to 18: 38 Special  ("Hold On Loosely")
  • October 19 to 21: The Devon Allman Project  ("Blue Sky")
  • October 22 to 23: Kenny G  ("The Moment")
  • October 24 to 25: Billy Ocean  ("Caribbean Queen")
  • October 26 to 28: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas  ("We Built This City")
  • October 29 to 31: Hanson  ("Mmm Bop")
  • November 1 to 2: NEW! High Valley  ("Let It Be Me")
  • November 3 to 4: Taylor Dayne  ("Tell It To My Heart")
  • November 5 to 7: Boyz II Men  ("Motown Philly")
  • November 8 to 9: The Hooters  ("And We Danced")
  • November 10 to 12: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy  ("Go Daddy-O")

Awesome, right??? Keep in mind that all entertainment is subject to change, of course, but generally the schedule is pretty set. Shows are nightly, at 5:30pm, 6:45pm, and 8pm. And the best part about these concerts? They are included with park admission! (Though, as they have in previous years, dining packages will be available that offer a meal at a selected restaurant and priority seating at one of the concerts. For more info, click HERE, or contact an agent at Kingdom Konsultants, and they'll hook you up. 





Global Marketplaces (aka "The Booths")


By far, the most popular reason to visit the festival is for the Global Marketplaces, 34 kiosks, located all around the park, selling snack sized food items and sample sized drinks, (alcoholic and non). Each booth has either a cultural theme, like France or Australia, or a culinary theme, like Chocolate Studio or Light Lab. This year's menus look as awesome as always. Lots of repeat favorites from past years, as well as some exciting new stuff. Get ready to salivate while we check em out!

(KA = Kid friendly, GF = Gluten Free, V = Vegetarian)


Active Eats

Food:
  • Loaded Mac ‘n' Cheese with Nueske's® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions (KA)

  • NEW RECIPE! Spice-crusted Verlasso® Salmon with Warm Lentil Power Salad, Crushed Avocado and Sherry Vinegar (GF)
  • NEW! Active Eats Energy Bar Bites: a mixture of Chocolate, Nuts, Dried Fruit and Dates (V) (KA) 
    Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
    Beverages:
  • NEW! M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Pineapple Coconut Hard Sparkling Water, Doral, FL
  • NEW! L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

Africa

Food:
  • Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato and Pap (GF)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com

  • Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa (V)
Beverages:
  • NEW! Cederberg Chenin Blanc
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
  • NEW! Groot Constantia Pinotage
  • Wine Flight


The Almond Orchard

Food:
  • NEW! Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Pulled Chicken, Toasted Blue Diamond Almonds and Parmesan Cheese served with Nut Thins® Crackers
  • Fire-roasted Tomato Hummus topped with Blue Diamond Lightly Salted Roasted Almonds and served with Blue Diamond Artisan Nut Thins® Multi-seeds Crackers
  • Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae with Fresh Berries and Chocolate Almond Streusel (KA) (V)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
Beverages:
  • Almond Breeze Strawberry Smoothie (Non-alcoholic) (KA) 
  • Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
  • Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne
  • Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rosé Champagne

Australia

Food:
  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas (GF)
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies (GF)
  • Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut (V)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
Beverages:
  • Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
  • Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon, Hunter Valley
  • NEW! Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay, Margaret River
  • NEW! Yangarra Shiraz, McLaren Vale
  • Wine Flight

Belgium

Food:
  • Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes

  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream (V) (KA)

  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream (V) (KA)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
Beverages:
  • Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale (Flight)
  • St. Bernardus Witbier (Flight)
  • St. Bernardus Abt 12 (Flight)
  • Stella Artois Hard Cider
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer Flight

Brazil

Food:
  • NEW! Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp and White Fish with Coconut-lime Sauce and Steamed Rice
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (GF)

  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF) (V) (KA)

Beverages:
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL
  • NEW! Casa Valduga Brut Rosé
  • NEW! Quinta do Crasto Duoro Red
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

Brewer's Collection

Beverages:
  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
  • Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer
  • Beer Flight

Canada

Food:
  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF)

Beverages:
  • Moosehead Radler: Lager infused with Grapefruit, Grape and Lemon Juices, New Brunswick
  • NEW! Château Des Charmes Equuleus Red Blend, St. David’s Bench
  • NEW! Château Des Charmes Vidal Icewine, Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Cheese Studio

Food:
  • Braised Beef Stroganoff with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom and Boursin Garlic with Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce (KA)
  • Cheese Trio: Profiterole topped with Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese and Orange Apricot Jam; Smoked Salmon Pinwheel with Boursin Shallot and Chive Cheese and Everything Seasoning; Strawberry Macaron with Boursin Pepper Cheese
  • NEW! Maple Bourbon Boursin Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel and Pecan Crunch (V)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
Beverages:
  • NEW! Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Blueberry Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • NEW! La Crema Pinot Gris, Monterey
  • NEW! Domaine Saint André de Figuière Rosé, Côtes de Provence
  • NEW! Alta Vista Estate Malbec, Mendoza

China

Food:
  • NEW! Xi’an Pancake with Beef
  • NEW RECIPE! Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw (KA)
  • Beijing Roasted Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce

  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles
Beverages:
  • Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk (Non-alcoholic)
  • NEW! Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka and Triple Sec
  • Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice
  • NEW! Honeydew Bai Jiu Cocktail: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit and Honeydew Syrup


The Chocolate Studio

Food:
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (GF) (KA)


  • Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Whipped Cream (V)

Beverages:
  • NEW LOCATION! Twinings® Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea and Chocolate Shake (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont
  • NEW! Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • NEW! Croft 10 Year Tawny
  • NEW LOCATION! Twinings® Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka

Coastal Eats

Food:
  • Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-lemongrass Cream
  • Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette

  • Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn, Butterbean Succotash and Chili-chipotle Butter Sauce

Beverages:
  • NEW! A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris, Oregon
  • NEW! ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir, Oregon

Craft Drafts

Beverages:
  • NEW!Central 28 Beer Company Waff-Ale, DeBary, FL (Flight 1)
  • NEW! Bold City Brewing 1901 Roasted Red Ale, Jacksonville, FL (Flight 1)
  • Florida Beer Company Passport Triple Chocolate Milk Stout, Cape Canaveral, FL (Flight 1)
  • NEW! First Magnitude Brewing Co. Lemongrass Saison, Gainesville, FL (Flight 2)
  • NEW! JDub’s Brewing Company Honeydew Melon Kölsch, Sarasota, FL (Flight 2)
  • NEW! Shipyard Brewing Company Monkey Fist IPA, Clearwater, FL (Flight 2)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • Your choice of 2 distinctive Beer Flights

Earth Eats

Food:
  • NEW! The Steakhouse Blended Burger: Blended Beef and Wild Mushroom Slider with Brie Cheese Fondue,  Arugula, Truffle and Blue Cheese Potato Chip on a Brioche Bun
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • NEW! The IMPOSSIBLE™ Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (V)
Beverages:
  • NEW! Health-Ade Kombucha Pink Lady Apple
  • NEW! Health-Ade Kombucha Pomegranate
  • NEW! Health-Ade Kombucha Beet-Lime
  • NEW! Kombucha Flight

NEW! Festival Center Wine Shop

Food:
  • NEW! Charcuterie Plate: Chefs Selection of Artisanal Meats and Accompaniments
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • NEW! La Bottega di BelGioioso® Cheese Plate: Crescenza-Stracchino®, CreamyGorg® Gorgonzola Dolce, and Artigiano® Vino Rosso Cheeses
  • NEW! Bloody Mary Seafood Cocktail: Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Olive Salad and Crisp Lettuce in a Bloody Mary Vinaigrette
Beverages:
  • Fess Parker Riesling, Santa Barbara County (White Flight)
  • MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley (White Flight)
  • Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley (White Flight)
  • Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay, Carneros
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Goldie” Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills
  • MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (Pinot Noir Flight)
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Birdie” Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills (Pinot Noir Fight)
  • Skywalker Vineyards Sommita Pinot Noir, Marin County (Pinot Noir Flight)
  • Silverado Vineyards Fantasia Sangiovese Blend, Napa Valley (Red Flight)
  • Chappellet Mountain Cuvée Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley (Red Flight)
  • Fess Parker Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County (Red Flight)
  • Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • White Flight
  • Pinot Noir Flight
  • Red Flight

Flavors From Fire

Food:
  • Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds (KA)

  • Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso® Romano and American Grana Cheeses
  • NEW! Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïoli
  • Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Mango
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com

Beverages:
  • Orlando Brewery Smokin’ Blackwater Porter
  • NEW! Michael David Winery 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel, Lodi
  • Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon

France

Food:
  • Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
  • NEW! Carbonade de BoeufPurée de Pommes de Terre: Beer-braised Beef with Bacon, Onion and Mashed Potatoes
  • Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with House-made Raspberry Jam (V) (GF) (KA)

Beverages:
  • La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice
  • NEW! Chardonnay, Le Vieux Manoir
  • NEW! Cabernet Sauvignon, Village la Tourelle, Bordeaux
  • St-Germain Sparkling Kir: Sparkling Wine and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Pale Lager

Germany

Food:
  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese (KA)

  • Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll (KA)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce (V) (KA)

Beverages:
  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • NEW! Carl Graff Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese, Mosel (Flight)
  • NEW! J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel (Flight)
  • NEW! Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken, Mosel (Flight)
  • NEW! Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, Pfalz
  • Riesling Flight

Greece

Food:
  • Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles and Vegan Tzatziki (V) (KA)
  • NEW RECIPE! Taste of Greece: Chicken Souvlaki, Feta Cheese Dip with Warm Pita and Lamb Sausage with a Dill Tomato Ragu
  • Spanakopita: Greek Spinach Pie (V)

  • Bougatsa: Warm Phyllo Dough Strudel with Sweet Vanilla Custard, Lemon Honey Syrup and Cinnamon (V) (KA)

Beverages:
  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero, Peloponnese
  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini
  • Argyros Atlantis Red Blend, Santorini
  • Wine Flight

Hawai'i

Food:
  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise (KA)

  • Grilled Tuna Tataki with Seaweed Salad, Pickled Cucumbers and Wasabi Cream
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • Teriyaki-glazed SPAM® Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (V)
Beverages:
  • Maui Brewing Company Bikini Blonde Lager
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Mai Tai with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and DOLE Pineapple Juice

Hops and Barley

Food:
  • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll

  • NEW! New Brunswick Slider: Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream and Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing (V) (KA)

Beverages:
  • NEW! North Coast Brewing Co. Blue Star Wheat, Fort Bragg, CA (Flight)
  • NEW! 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL (Flight)
  • NEW! Heavy Seas AmeriCannon APA, Baltimore, MD (Flight)
  • NEW! Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY
  • Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • NEW! Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Beer Flight

India

Food:
  • Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa and Coriander Pesto Dips (V) (KA)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas and Basmati Rice (V) (GF)
  • Korma Chicken with Cucumber Tomato Salad, Almonds, Cashews and Warm Naan Bread
Beverages:
  • Mango Lassi (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • NEW! Godfather Lager
  • Sula Chenin Blanc, Nashik
  • Sula Shiraz, Nashik
  • Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Indian Cream Liqueur

Ireland

Food:
  • Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Gravy
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread (V)

  • Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard
Beverages:
  • NEW! Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
  • Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
  • NEW! Guinness Baileys Shake

Islands of the Caribbean

Food:
  • NEW! Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli (KA)
  • NEW! Jerk-spiced Chicken Lollipop with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt
  • Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce (V) (KA)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
Beverages:
  • NEW! Red Stripe Lager
  • Caribbean White Sangria
  • Frozen Mojito

Italy

Food:
  • NEW! Fritto Misto: Crispy Shrimp, Zucchini and Sweet Potatoes with a Spicy Sauce
  • NEW! Pollo Alla Cacciatora: Braised Chicken Thigh, Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Parmesan Polenta
  • NEW! Mezzi Rigatoni: Vodka Sauce, Crispy Pancetta and Parmesan Cheese (KA)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • Cannoli: Cannoli filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Fruit (KA)
Beverages:
  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt
  • Placido Pinot Grigio
  • Placido Chianti
  • Villa Sandi Prosecco
  • NEW! Montegrande Corbinello Spumante Dolce
  • Fior d’Arancio Montegrande Moscato
  • Frozen Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila

Japan

Food:
  • NEW! Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables and a Sweet Teriyaki Sauce (KA)
  • NEW! Beef Nigiri topped with Shrimp Sauce and Diced Pickled Jalapeños (GF)
  • NEW! Spicy Roll: Tuna and Salmon topped with Volcano Sauce
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
Beverages:
  • NEW! Kirin Ichiban Lager
  • NEW! Ozeki Rai Sake
  • NEW! Fuji Apple Cocktail: Sake, Peach Schnapps and Green Apple Syrup

Light Lab

Beverages:
  • NEW! Phosphorescent Phreeze (KA)
  • NEW! InfraRED (KA)
  • NEW! UltraVIOLET (KA)
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls
  • NEW! Original Sin Dry Rosé Hard Cider, New York, NY (Cider Flight)
  • NEW! 3 Daughters Brewing Blueberry Peppercorn Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL (Cider Flight)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • NEW! Ciderboys Zen Berry Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI (Cider Flight)
  • NEW! Playalinda Brewing Co. Red Cherry Tart, Titusville, FL (RGB Flight)
  • NEW! GrassLands Brewing Company Green Kiwi Blonde, Tallahassee, FL (RGB Flight)
  • NEW! M.I.A. Beer Company Blue-berry Golden Ale, Doral, FL (RGB Flight)
  • Cider Flight
  • RGB Flight

Mexico
Food:
  • NEW! Short Rib Tostada: Corn Tortilla topped with Short Ribs, Black Beans, Salsa Verde and Spring Onion
  • NEW! Shrimp Quesadilla: Corn Tortilla with Shrimp, Oaxaca Cheese and topped with Spicy Guajillo Sauce and Sesame Seeds
  • NEW! Coconut Rice Pudding served with Mango Coulis (GF) (V)
Beverages:
  • NEW! Cerveza Por Favor: Dos Equis Draft Beer with a hint of Almond
  • NEW! Mariachi Loco: Margarita with Libelula Tequila Joven, Mango Purée and Chamoy
  • NEW! Ay Caramba: Smoky Margarita with Gracias A Dios Mezcal, Lime Juice and Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
  • La Chancla: Red Wine Sangria mixed with Fruit Juice
  • NEW! El Padrino: Blackberry Mexican Punch with Velo Blanco Tequila

Morocco

Food:
  • Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket (KA)
  • Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce (V)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce
Beverages:
  • Casa Pale Lager
  • NEW! Kasbah Prestige Red Wine
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur
  • NEW! Red Organic Sangria

New Zealand

Food:
  • Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney
  • NEW! Seared Venison Sausage with Kumara Purée and Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce
Beverages:
  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
  • NEW! Antmoore Wineworks MOKOblack Pinot Noir, Marlborough
  • Frozen Wine Cocktail featuring Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

NEW! Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar

Food:
  • NEW! Chocolate Croissant: Flaky Croissant stuffed with Chocolate
  • NEW! Almond Croissant: Flaky Croissant topped with Toasted Almonds
  • NEW! Jumbo Blueberry Muffin with Streusel Topping
  • NEW! Cheese Danish with Sweet Icing
Beverages:
  • NEW! Frozen Apple Pie (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • NEW! Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Pomegranate, Orange and Grapefruit Juices
  • NEW! Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • NEW! Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
  • NEW! Madras Mimosa with Cranberry Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice
  • NEW! Fromosa: Frozen Mimosa featuring White Claw Lime Hard Seltzer
  • NEW! Joffrey’s Cold Brew Coffee

Spain

Food:
  • Charcuterie in a Cone with imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • NEW RECIPE! Spanish-style Paella with Chorizo and Roasted Chicken
  • Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar and Smoked Paprika (GF)
Beverages:
  • NEW! Lagar de Bouza Albariño, Rías Baixas
  • Casa Castillo Monastrell, Jumilla
  • NEW! Espelt Garnacha Old Vines, Catalonia
  • Wine Flight also available

Thailand

Food:
  • Marinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Stir-fried Vegetables (KA)
  • Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake with Cold Noodle Salad
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef with Steamed Rice
Beverages:
  • Singha Lager
  • NEW! Maison Willm Gewürztraminer, Alsace


Wine and Dine Studio

Food:
  • Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushrooms featuring Melissa’s Produce
  • NEW! Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese and Pumpkin Seeds (V) (KA)
Photo courtesy of DisneyWorld.com
  • NEW RECIPE! Trio of Artisan Cheese featuring La Bottega di BelGioioso® Cheeses (V)
    • La Bottega di BelGioioso Crescenza-Stracchino®
    • La Bottega di BelGioioso CreamyGorg® Gorgonzola Dolce
    • La Bottega di BelGioioso Artigiano® Vino Rosso
  • NEW RECIPE! Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese
    • Trio of Artisan Cheese paired with Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Reata Chardonnay and Spellbound Petite Sirah
Beverages:
  • NEW! Reata Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • NEW! Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Oregon
  • NEW! Spellbound Petite Sirah, California



Additional Food and Beverage Locations


Block & Hans 
Beverages:
  • NEW! Dogfish Head Brewery 60 Minute IPA, Milton, DE
  • NEW! Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • NEW! Full Sail Brewing Co. Blood Orange Wheat, Hood River, OR
  • NEW! Karbach Brewing Co. Love Street Kölsch Style Blonde, Houston, TX
  • NEW! Big Top Brewing Company Hawaiian Lion Coconut and Coffee Porter, Sarasota, FL
  • NEW! Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Lexington, KY

Fife & Drum 
Beverages:
  • Hanson Brother’s Beer Company Mmmhops Pale Ale Tulsa, OK

Funnel Cake 
Food:
  • NEW! Maple Bacon Funnel Cake topped with Candied Bacon (KA)

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company 
Beverages:
  • NEW! The American Adventure: Fire and Ice: Frozen Lemon with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • NEW! Canada: Riviera Sunrise: Frozen Orange Pineapple with Grand Marnier
  • NEW! Showcase Plaza: Wild Goose: Frozen Wild Berry Acai with Grey Goose Vodka
  • NEW! Future World East: Fast Lane: Frozen Cappuccino with Brown Jug Bourbon Cream

Refreshment Outpost 
Food:
  • Spicy Hot Dog with Kimchi and Mustard Sauce
Beverages:
  • Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky & Frozen Coke

Refreshment Port 
Food:
  • NEW! Beef Brisket Poutine: French Fries with Beef Brisket, Beer Cheese Sauce and Poutine Gravy topped with Crispy Onions
  • NEW! Sweet Potato Poutine: Sweet Potato Fries with Caramel Sauce, Mini Marshmallows and Pecans (V)
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream (V)
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream with Bacardi Coconut Rum
Beverages:
  • Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum

NEW! Taste Track
Food:
  • NEW LOCATION! Croissant Doughnut Tossed in Cinnamon Sugar (KA)


  • NEW! Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate and Marshmallows (KA)
  • NEW! Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate Hazelnut Cream (KA)
  • NEW! Croissant Doughnut with Sprinkles (KA)
  • Add Chocolate, Hazelnut, White Chocolate Raspberry or Vanilla Bean Gelato for an additional charge

Beverages:
  • NEW! Pancake Milkshake (KA)

The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar 
Beverages:
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont
  • Ghirardelli® Drinking Chocolate (Non-alcoholic)

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As you can see, there are incredible bits and bites, sips and gulps, but that's not all... Stay tuned for PART TWO, (click HERE), where you can learn about all of this year's special events and activities!

Until next time, Disney Foodies, have a magical day!!!

                                                                 - Jenn




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