Friday, January 18, 2019

Ears the News: January 18, 2019 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News

Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com


Tickets are now available for the 2019 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom.

The earlier start introduced in 2018 continues for 2019, beginning a day earlier than last year at August 16. The full schedule is as follows:
  • August 2019 – 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30 
  • September 2019 – 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 and 29 
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  • October 2019 – 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31 
  • November 2019 – 1 
As in recent years, pricing changes depending on the specific day, but tickets begin at $79 for advance purchase, rising to $135 for October 31. This year's pricing shows the expected price increase of around $5, with 2018 tickets beginning at $75.

You can buy tickets now at DisneyWorld.com.

Disney H2O Glow at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon is back for summer 2019, and tickets are now on sale.

Starting May 30, H2O Glow Nights will take place Thursday and Saturday nights, through August 24 2019. The party officially runs 8pm-11 pm, but guests can experience Typhoon Lagoon as early as 6pm on event nights.

Advance tickets are available now at DisneyWorld.com and are $59 for adults (plus tax) and $54 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). On event days, tickets are $69 for adults (plus tax) and $64 for children (plus tax). Last year's inaugural season pricing was $55 for adults and $50 for children.

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A long standing tradition for many Disney Springs visitors has come to an end - getting that free Ghirardelli sample as you enter the Marketplace store.

The change has been introduced across all of the Ghirardelli stores, and has come to the Disney Springs location during the past few weeks.

Disney has today released a few more details on its plans for the 90 day 2019 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, which reaches its 26th year.

A new Bo Peep and her Sheep topiary from Disney•Pixar’s upcoming “Toy Story 4” will greet guests at the festival’s new Family Play Zone. Featured gardens will focus on butterflies, bamboo and Shakespeare’s metaphoric plants, while more than 70 Disney-themed topiaries – from Snow White to Daisy Duck – will be featured throughout Epcot. 
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New Outdoor Kitchens with their own herb and veggie gardens will debut this year with creative bites and beverages. The Garden Rocks Concert Series expands this year to every day of the festival, offering new and returning acts spanning multiple genres. Returning favorites like The Spinners and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will be joined by artists new to the festival like TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman and Colin Hay of Men at Work.

The 2019 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will take place March 6 to June 3, 2019 at Walt Disney World.

Disney has announced that the new Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy at Disney's Hollywood Studios will open on March 31, 2019.

The all-new show-attraction, to be located in Sunset Showcase near Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, will immerse guests in the world of Cars and bring them face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen.

Taking on the role of rookie racer, you’ll cruise into the theater and find yourself face-to-face with Lightning McQueen, appearing live on stage. McQueen and the entire audience are enveloped by a giant, wraparound screen that is nearly two stories tall and stretches more than 200 feet from end to end, pulling everyone into the action! The racing legend is excited to showcase what he’s learned over the years. Of course, as Lightning McQueen has discovered throughout his career, things don’t always go according to plan, and he has to think fast to get back on course. Friends like Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez and Lightning’s pals from Radiator Springs chime in with their support, as Lightning gears up for the challenge.?

Disney Parks Live Entertainment is working closely with the creative team at Pixar Animation Studios to bring this new “Cars” story to life.

The Sunset Showcase venue opened in 2015 as "flex space," allowing Disney to use the building for different purposes. Since its opening, it has been home to the Club Disney dance party, and a Villains-themed ticketed event.

The Associated Press has been given a backstage look at the Light McQueen Racing Academy show and rehearsals for upcoming new entertainment at Walt Disney World.


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Disney's Animal Kingdom is celebrating the birth of a male Masai giraffe calf born this past Monday.

Mom gave birth to the calf in-front of guests on the Kilimanjaro Safari savanna, and both are now remaining backstage for observation

Disney says that mom and her calf will be back on the savanna in a couple of months, and a name is still to be chosen.

The recently opened Sebastian's Bistro at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort will be discontinuing lunch service later this month. 
Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com. 


From January 27, 2019, the restaurant will only be open for dinner from 5pm to 10pm daily.

If you are looking for lunch at the resort, both the Centertown Market food court and Spyglass Grill will be open for lunch from 11:30am.




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REVIEW: Five New Disney Treats (And One Old Favorite)!


Hey there, Disney Foodies!

     Since we find ourselves between Epcot Festivals for the moment, (but just for like, a minute, since Festival of the Arts starts this weekend!), I thought I'd show you some treats and eats from other spots on Disney property that you may want to indulge in. Grab your fork.... let's go!

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Merida Cupcake: All Star Music

     So, before we get to this cute little Scottish princess cupcake, let's talk about All Star Food Courts, in general. They are kinda the sleepers when it comes to Disney snack destinations. No one really visits them unless they're staying at an All Star, but they have some amazing desserts and treats! Just look at their cupcake selection!

Mickey Unicorn Cupcake

Winter Cupcake

Mickey Celebration Cupcake

Dole Whip Cupcake (complete with pineapple puree injection)

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake (Not a cupcake, but still awesome!)

I mean... come ON, right??? So yummy! But since I had my girlie with me for this visit, she, of course, wanted the Princess Merida Cupcake. And here she is:


And from the back....


So, as you can easily see, this cupcake is heavy on the frosting. It's got the dark green of Merida's dress, (and yup, that dye stains your teeth really badly!), the bright, vivid orange of her hair, and a chocolate arrow. There's also some fun chocolate crispy pearls for texture and some edible glitter for sparkle. Inside is pretty cool too...

Sprinkle surprise!!!!
As for flavor, this one is pretty straight-forward. It was a chocolate cake with plain buttercream icing.... LOTS of icing. Overall, we liked this cupcake and it absolutely scored points in my daughter's book for "the most fun cupcake, ever!"




Purple Starry Sky Cake: All Star Music

     While I was at the All Star Music, I couldn't just get ONE dessert with all the fun things they had to choose from. I had to try a second one, you know, for "work". I went with this crazy looking cake. 
Purple??? Maybe a brownish purple. 
So this is one of the desserts that was released to celebrate the new "Purple Potion" colored Minnie Ears.

"Purple Potion" Minnie Ears
It seems like this is kinda Disney's new jam. They release a specialty set of mouse ears, (i.e. Rose Gold, Iridescent, Purple Potion), and then they follow it up with treats and snacks to match. And it WORKS! Guests go nuts for both the fashionable ears and the tasty treats! So here's one of the many "purple" snacks available on property, but I gotta say, this didn't look all that purple to me. In fact, I double checked to make sure I was getting the right thing. It is a bit more lilac colored when you cut into it.


Anyways, we will let it slide. This was a chocolate cake, (pretty much the same texture as the cupcake), with a dome of "purple" chocolate mousse on top. The taste was OK, but the consistency of the mousse was a little off. It was very firm, and as a result, it was not even really attached to the cake. I ended up eating the cake, and leaving the dense mousse behind on the plate. Not my fave, though the cosmic sprinkles and chocolate sauce on top were a nice touch. 




Purple Cotton Candy Cupcake: Port Orleans French Quarter

     Another purple addition to the collection, but this one actually looks purple in color. Meet the Purple Cotton Candy Cupcake. 


This guy has some sparkle! Between the edible glitter and the glitter-dusted crispy pearls, it looked like Tinker Bell has attacked it. Now, this was advertised as having cotton candy flavored icing and being "stuffed" with cotton candy. I wouldn't agree with that description. It was a good vanilla cupcake, and the buttercream and crispy pearls were tasty, but I didn't get a cotton candy flavor, and neither did The Hubs. Good frosting, sure, but not cotton candy flavored. There was a cotton candy core inside...


But again, I'd say this description is a little off. It's certainly not stuffed with real cotton candy, but then again, I don't know how they would do that, as cotton candy melts. It was, however, a delicious cotton candy frosting inside, and it gave the cupcake it's much-needed cotton candy punch. Overall, I really liked this cupcake and would get it again. 


OLD FAVORITE! Mickey Beignets: Port Orleans French Quarter

     There's no way we can be at French Quarter and NOT get beignets. It would be committing a Disney Foodie sin. If you have never had the beignets you MUST make a special trip to get them. They are a New Orleans staple. 


These puffy Mickey heads are made of fried dough, and dusted with powdered sugar. So simple, but so, SO good. "Princess and The Frog" fans will know that Princess Tiana was famous for her beignets and we can see why when we eat these. You can get an order of 3 or 6. You'll want the 6, trust me. We got six, but three of them were egg-free, so they are not pictured here, since they are plain rectangles. And oh, you gotta get the chicory chocolate sauce on the side. To be honest, I'd just get a shot of the chocolate sauce and be happy. It's amazing! You can't go wrong with beignets!




Black Raspberry Lemon Tart: The Beach Club

     Another "purple potion" dessert, but this one is right on the money when it comes to color. I mean, just look at this! 


How pretty is that? So this is basically a lemon tart. It has a sweet, shortbread shell, and then a layer of raspberry lemon curd. On top, there's raspberry mousse, and then a glacage (aka "mirror glaze" for by baking show fanatics), and it's all topped with white chocolate Minnie ears, dusted in edible purple glitter, and framed with buttercream and crispy pearls. Here's what the payers look like on the inside:


I think I would find the inside pretty if the color of the mousse didn't remind me of raw steak. Anyway, the taste is what matters the most and this tasted awesome! Not too sweet, not too tart. I loved the raspberry twist on the traditional lemon tart and it was nice and refreshing. A great purple dessert option for those who don't want something as heavy as a cupcake. (Although, if you don't want a cupcake, I don't know if we can be friends.) This was my favorite of all the snacks! 


Chocolate Peanut Butter Goofy Cupcake: The Beach Club

     I had not planned on buying this cupcake, but since Goofy is The Hubs' very favorite character, and chocolate peanut butter cupcakes ALSO happen to be his very favorite, I couldn't resist. It was worth the purchase for his reaction alone, since he was super excited to see it! Look how cute!


This was a chocolate cupcake, with peanut butter frosting, a white chocolate Goofy hat and ears, and blue sprinkles. I can't say that I got to try it, because The Hubs gobbled it pretty quickly. I guess it was good??? He said the frosting was delicious and the cake was just a plain chocolate cupcake, but it all worked together really well, so this one was a winner too, and was The Hubs' pick for favorite snack. 

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     So there ya have it, kids. Six snacks for you to check out and enjoy on your next visit. Speaking of which..... have you contacted Kingdom Konsultants yet to plan out your next trip? Well, why not? They are the best, and they will happily help you with dining, Fast-passes, park info and more, so get in touch today!

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


                                                                  Jenn


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Ears the News: January 12, 2019 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News

Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com


Walt Disney records has released the soundtrack for Pandora - The World of Avatar, which is now available on iTunes and subscribers to Apple Music.

The soundtrack includes music from Flight of Passage, Na'vi River Journey and Satu-li Canteen. Also included is the area music that plays around Pongu Pongu.

On iTunes, the soundtrack can be purchased for $9.99 and includes all 12 tracks, or $1.29 per track. The full soundtrack is also on Apple Music for subscribers.

Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com
Walt Disney World is continuing the V.I.PASSHOLDER program for Annual Passholders in 2019 with dining discounts and early access to merchandise.

From January 6-31, 2019, Passholders will receive a limited-time 20% discount at the following restaurants across Walt Disney World Resort for lunch and dinner:
  • Biergarten Restaurant at Epcot 
  • Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot 
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios 
  • Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studio 
  • Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom Park 
  • Tiffins Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom 
  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park 
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort 
  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside (Dinner Only) 
  • Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Dinner Only) 
  • Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort 
  • Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort (Dinner Only) 
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort (8:30 p.m. show only) 
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort (Dinner Only) 
  • Sebastian’s Bistro at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (Dinner Only) 
  • The Wave… of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort 
  • Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort 
Discount applies to the regular price of food and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding applicable tax and gratuity) during available lunch and dinner meal periods. Valid for the Passholder and up to three (3) guests. Not valid for breakfast, special events and may not be combined with any other discount or offer.

The AMC Disney Springs 24 will begin a series of renovations next
Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com
week, bringing a number of upgrades to the theatres.

Along with increasing the number of dine-in screens, recliners will be coming to the existing dine-in theatres. The bar areas will also see a refurbishment.

Work will take place without closing the venue.

Disney has announced that Kevin from Disney•Pixar’s “Up!” will be appearing at Disney's Animal Kingdom in February 2019.

"UP!" has a growing presence at the park, with Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and Dug greeting guests on Discovery Island, and appearing in the recently reworked bird show “UP! A Great Bird Adventure.”
Photo courtesy of The Walt Disney Company
The Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios is returning to a more on-theme menu line-up this month, with the removal of the Star Wars themed items.

The Royal Guard Burger is now named the Backlot Burger, and the Galactic Salad with Chicken becomes the Southwest Salad with Chicken.

In recent years, Backlot Express became home to Star Wars food due to its location next to Star Tours, but with the arrival of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge later this year, Disney appears to be returning the restaurant back to sorting closer to its original story.

Disney Vacation Club is offering a Disney on Broadway Dessert Party for Members and their guests at this year's Epcot International Festival of the Arts on February 25, 2019.

Disney is continuing to offer extras for its passholders, including a free Figment magnet and special event merchandise.

The complimentary Passholder magnet that features Figment is available to Passholders at Mouse Gear or Port of Entry with valid annual pass card and photo ID.

Passholder-exclusive festival merchandise will include a t-shirt and coaster set featuring Mickey Mouse, a pin featuring Pluto – and an exclusive Figment cookie available for purchase at Taste Track from January 18 through January 26.

Passholders also receive a 10% discount for dining packages for the Disney on Broadway Concert Series throughout the festival, and a special 20% discount on dining packages at Biergarten Restaurant and Coral Reef Restaurant for lunch and dinner through Jan. 31. 
Photo courtesy of The Walt Disney Company


Attendees will enjoy guaranteed seating at one of the evening’s Disney on Broadway concerts at the America Gardens Theatre and an 8:30-9:30 pm fireworks dessert party in the United Kingdom Pavilion before mingling with the Disney on Broadway stars during a casual cocktail hour (9:30-10:30pm) in the Member Lounge atop the Imagination! Pavilion.

Performers will include Ashley Brown (Broadway’s original Mary Poppins), Josh Strickland (Broadway’s original Tarzan), Alton Fitzgerald White (Broadway’s record-breaking Lion King, with 4,308 performances as Mufasa) and Kissy Simmons (Nala in “The Lion King.”)

The cost per person is $77 (plus tax and gratuity) for adults and $52 (plus tax and gratuity) for children. Please note that paid Epcot admission also is required. Call Member Services beginning January 8 at (800) 800-9800 for details and reservations.

The third Disney Springs parking garage will be named 'Grapefruit Garage.'

Scheduled to open in February 2019, the Grapefruit Garage will join the Orange and Lime parking garages, providing additional parking for Disney Springs guests and Cast Members. It had been previously thought that the garage would be named Lemon, but this is no longer the case.

The existing Grapefruit surface lot will be renamed when the new garage opens.

A new IllumiNations Dining Package is coming to Epcot as the Reflections of Earth show enters its final year.

Reservations open January 17 for seating from January 18, 2019 at the United Kingdom's Rose & Crown. Priced at $85 for adults (including tax and gratuity), and $35 for children, package includes seating on the lagoon-side patio from 8pm, a three-course prix fixe menu and a view of IllumiNations.

The menu features a selection of Rose & Crown favorites—as well as a selection of unlimited non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages for Guests ages 21 and older. Scotch Eggs, Fish and Chips, and a Pudding Platter trio featuring Sticky Toffee Pudding, English Trifle, and Chocolate Nougat Bar for dessert will all be on offer.

Reservations can be made online or via 407-WDW-DINE. Separate Epcot admission is also required.

Disney has not yet announced a closing date for the current Reflections of Earth show beyond "the end of summer 2019." The show will be replaced with Epcot Forever.

Two additions are coming to Disney Springs Town Center in the first half of 2019.

First, a Disney Ticket sales center will be moving into the unoccupied space between Blaze Pizza and Zara, just behind D-Luxe Burger.

Nextdoor to the ticket sales center will be an Orange County Sheriff office.

Mickey and Minnie's Surprise Celebration arrives at the Magic Kingdom on January 18, 2019, bringing an all new street party and limited-time experiences.

Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party
In the new “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party,” Mickey and Minnie Mouse will invite guests to dance with Mickey, Minnie and their pals in front of Cinderella Castle. Shake it along with live singers belting out new arrangements of classic “Mickey Mouse Club” songs.

Joining Mickey and Minnie in all the fun will be Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Max, Chip ’n Dale and others.

Musical Experiences
The Dapper Dans, the Casey’s Corner piano player and others will honor Mickey and Minnie with special musical moments throughout the day.
Photo courtesy of The Walt Disney Company


Character Meet and Greet Updates
Mickey and Minnie will be showing off their new celebration outfits in Town Square Theater, and Pluto will be appearing at Pete's Silly Sideshow.

In Town Square, there will be surprise character meet and greets, with different characters appearing throughout the celebration.

Celebration Central
Inside Town Square Theater, you will be able to sign a guestbook for Mickey and Minnie.

Food and Merchandise
A variety of specially themed food and drink will be available at the park's quick service restaurants. And special celebration merchandise throughout the park.



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Saturday, January 5, 2019

BREAKING NEWS!: 2019 Festival of the Arts Booth Menus




Heeeeeey, Disney Foodies!!!

I hope 2019 is off to a magical start for all of you! I'm here today, bringing you the 2019 Festival of the Arts Booth Menus!!!!

The 3rd Annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts will run from January 18th - February 25th, 2019. For those of you who have not gotten to experience this relatively new festival, it is a celebration of the arts; including performing arts (Broadway performances), visual arts (art displays and demonstrations), and culinary arts (food booths a la Food and Wine Festival, called "Food Studios"). It takes place mostly in World Showcase, but it does bleed into Future World a bit as well.



In this post, we will be focusing on the Food Studios and their offerings. If you are interested in finding out more details about the Festival events and entertainment, check out my previous post. But for now, let's focus on the good stuff.... the food! Of course, because this is an ART festival, all of the dishes at this Festival are served with the visual presentation at the forefront of the chef's mind. In previous years, everything was gorgeous AND delicious and I'm sure this year will be even better! Let's see which favorites are returning, and which new dishes we can look forward to!

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The Deconstructed Dish

Food:
  • Deconstructed BLT with Crispy Pork Belly, Tomato Jam and Soft Poached Egg
  • Deconstructed Reuben with Shredded Corned Beef, Thousand Island Dressing, Pickled Red Cabbage and a Rye Curl

  • Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped, New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries and Sugar Cookies with Micro-basil

Beverages:
  • Pop-Artsicle: Red, White and Blue Frozen Slushy (non-alcoholic) 
  • Deconstructed Breakfast (non-alcoholic) 
  • NEW! Imagery Sauvignon Blanc, California 
  • NEW! Mad Genius Red Blend, California 
  • Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings® Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Cream Bourbon, garnished with a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon 
  • Twinings® Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake garnished with Maple Syrup, a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon (non-alcoholic)

Cuisine Classique

Food:
  • Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic 
  • Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF) 
  • Saint-Honoré Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Beverages:
  • NEW! Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY 
  • NEW! Concrete Beach Brewery Rosé Ale, Miami, FL 
  • NEW! Frosé 
  • Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva Art Series, Logrono, Spain 
  • NEW! Domaine Savary Chablis, Burgundy 
  • NEW! A Play on Rosé Flight

The Artist's Table

Food:
  • NEW! Beef Wellington with Mushroom Bordelaise, Fennel Cream, and Roasted Baby Vegetables 
  • Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie 
Beverages:
  • Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk and Dark (non-alcoholic)
  • NEW! Saugatuck Brewing Co. Neapolitan Milk Stout, Douglas, MI 
  • NEW! Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale, Lexington, KY 
  • NEW! Lindemans Framboise Lambic, Belgium 
  • NEW! Barrymore Rosé, Monterey County, CA 
  • NEW! Carmel Road Drew’s Blend Pinot Noir, Monterey County, CA 
  • Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Mozart Cream Liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates 
  • Chocolate and Beer Pairing Flight 

The Painter's Palate

Food:
  • NEW! Smoked Salmon and Cream Gâteau with Egg Yolk Cream, Paddlefish Caviar, and Micro-herbs
  • Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts: 
    • Whipped Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese with Fresh Herbs (V) 
    • Chicken Salad with Shaved Fennel and Fresh Herbs 
    • Spicy Tuna with Wasabi and Seaweed Salad

  • NEW! Gallery Bites: A Trio of Hors d’Oeuvres: 
    • Chilled Shrimp with Cucumber Cream Cheese on a Crostino: 
    • Traditional Deviled Egg with Candied Bacon 
    • Crispy Truffled Risotto Ball with Truffle Aïoli (V) 
  • Pop’t Art: Abstract Designed Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (V)
  • White Chocolate Figment Puzzle on an Artist Palette
  • Mickey and Pluto White Chocolate Painting with Chocolate Easel (GF) (V)
  • Festival of the Arts White Chocolate Painting with Chocolate Easel (GF) (V) 
Beverages:
  • NEW! North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner Style Beer, Fort Bragg, CA 
  • NEW! M.I.A. Beer Company Jazz IPA, Doral, FL 
  • NEW! Central 28 Beer Company Miss Mary Brown Oatmeal Brown Ale, DeBary, FL 
  • NEW! Popcorn Pairing Flight

Pop Eats



Food:
  • Sous Vide Poulet Rouge Chicken Roulade with Apples and Sage served with Warm Brie Fondue, Blueberry and Beet Gel and garnished with Apple and Beet Chips (GF) 
  • Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam (GF) 
  • Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Callebaut Belgian Chocolate (V)
  • Pop’t Art: Modern-design Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (V) 
Beverages:
  • NEW! Blue Sky Black Cherry Boba Freeze (non-alcoholic) 
  • NEW! #RainbowSherbertGlitterDreamAle by Playalinda Brewing Co., Titusville, FL 
  • Popping Bubbles Cocktail 

Decadent Delights

Food:
  • White Chocolate and Purple Sweet Potato Mousse, Caramel, Coconut and Maple Meringue

  • NEW! Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Pretzel Crunch 
  • NEW! Lemon and Blood Orange Tart 
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie 
Beverages:
  • 3 Daughters Strawberry Blonde Nitro, St. Petersburg, FL 
  • Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter, Breckenridge, CO 
  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, England 
  • NEW! Biagio Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont 
  • NEW! Florida Orange Groves Winery Black and Blue Port, St. Petersburg, FL 
  • NEW! Cold Fashioned Coffee Cocktail 
  • Neapolitan Beer Flight 

The Masterpiece Kitchen

Food:
  • Charcuterie Palette with Artisan Cured Meats and Cheeses featuring Nueske’s ® Applewood Smoked Beef 
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction (V)
  • NEW! Vanilla, Rose Water and Pistachio Panna Cotta 
Beverages:
  • NEW! Weihenstephaner Original Lager, Freising, Germany 
  • Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Brut Champagne 
  • The Meeker Vineyard Winemakers’ Handprint Merlot, Sonoma County, CA 
  • Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut, Spain 
  • Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut Rosé, Spain 
  • Classic Sidecar with a Chocolate Twist


Additional Festival Locations

Funnel Cakes – The American Adventure


Food:
  • NEW! Salted Caramel Funnel Cake

Taste Track – Future World East


Food:
  • NEW! Lobster Bacon Macaroni & Cheese served in a Warm Bread Cone 
  • NEW! Paintbrush Churros: Cinnamon Sugar Churros Dipped in Colorful White Chocolate 
Beverages:
  • NEW! Pancake Milkshake (non-alcoholic) 
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont 

Fife & Drum – The American Adventure


Food:

  • NEW! Musical Float: Layered Strawberry, Lemonade and Blue Raspberry Slushy with Vanilla Ice Cream and White Chocolate (non-alcoholic)

NEW! Block & Hans – The American Adventure


Beverages:
  • NEW! Ciderboys Grand Mimosa Apple Orange Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI 
  • NEW! Karbach Brewing Co. Love Street Kölsch-style Blonde, Houston, TX 
  • NEW! Full Sail Brewing Co. Blood Orange Wheat Ale, Hood River, OR 
  • NEW! Dogfish Head Brewery 60 Minute IPA, Milton, DE 
  • NEW! Big Top Brewing Co. Hawaiian Lion Coconut Coffee Porter, Sarasota, FL

Takumi Table – Japan Pavilion


Food:
  • Taiyaki: Fish-shaped Japanese Sweet Stuffed Pastry with Red Bean Paste and topped with Whipped Cream and Sesame Custard 
  • NEW! Sushi Donut: Donut-shaped Sushi featuring Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Avocado and Masago accented with Citrus-soy Gelée and Wasabi on the side 
Beverages:
  • NEW! Sapporo Draft Beer 
  • Masu Sake in a Traditional Personalized Wooden Cup 
  • NEW! Melting Snow Cocktail: Sake, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, and Japanese Calpico 

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company


Beverages:

All Festival specialty drinks served hot or cold.
  • Canada: NEW! Starry Night Latte: A delicious shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with Creamy Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, topped with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream 
  • Disney Traders: NEW! Surreal Cinnamon Latte: A shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with RumChata and Cinnamon Whisky, blended with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream 
  • Future World East: NEW! Espresso-nist Latte: A shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with rich Baileys Espresso Crème Liqueur, topped with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream 
  • The American Adventure: NEW! Bourbon Brushstroke Latte: A shot of Italian Espresso mixed with Bourbon Whiskey Cream liqueur, blended with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream 

El Arista Hambriento (The Hungry Artist) – Mexico Pavilion


Food:
  • NEW! Sopes de Chilorio: Slow-braised Pork marinated in Ancho Chili Paste served on Fried Corn Dough with Black Beans, Queso Oaxaca, Crema Mexicana and Salsa Verde 
  • NEW! Callo de Hacha en Salsa de Jengibre y Habanero: Two Seared Scallops with Ginger-habanero Sauce atop Yucca Purée 
  • NEW! Chocoflan: Creamy Mexican Custard and Chocolate Sponge Cake topped with Cajeta and Hazelnuts 
Beverages:
  • Allende Mexican Craft Beer 
  • NEW! Frida Lychee Margarita: El Velo Blanco Tequila, Lychee Purée, Botran Rum, and Fresh Lime Juice 
  • NEW! Diego Dragon Fruit Margarita: Bruxo Mezcal, Dragon Fruit Purée, Ginger Cordial, and Guanábana Liqueur 

Refreshment Outpost


Food:
  • Chilled Shrimp, Quinoa, Layered Vegetables, Spiced Yogurt and Red Pepper Coulis 

Refreshment Port – Showcase Plaza


Food:
  • NEW! Lobster Chips: Lobster-topped House-made Chips with Bisque Cheese Sauce, Pickled Jalapeños and Citrus Cream 
Beverages:
  • NEW! Glazed Pork Belly Bloody Mary: Classic Bloody Mary with Absolut Vodka garnished with Maple IPA Glazed Pork Belly, Pickled Carrots, Celery, Stuffed Olives and Cherry Tomato 

The Painted Panda – China


Food: 
  • Crystal Mooncake with Fruit Filling and garnished with Toasted Coconut DELETE



  • NEW! Dragon and Phoenix: Spicy Sautéed Shrimp with Spinach Noodles 
  • NEW! Plum Infused Cherry Tomatoes 

  • Beverages:

    • NEW! “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Boba Pearls (non-alcoholic)
    • NEW! Jasmine Draft Beer
    • Fortune Cookie: ByeJoe Spirit, Amaretto, Coconut and Pineapple
    • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec
    • NEW! Tomato Plum Cocktail: Plum Wine with Plum Infused Tomatoes


    L’Art du Cuisine Francaise – France


    Food:

    • NEW! Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-made Bread Bowl
    • NEW! Dariole de Saumon à la Provencale, Sauce Beurre Blanc, Fleuron: Salmon Terrine with Zucchini and Tomato, Beurre Blanc Sauce, Puff Pastry Fleuron
    • NEW! Moelleux Aux Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates

    Beverages:

    • Frosé: Frozen Côtes de Provence Rosé Wine with Grey Goose Vodka and Peach Purée
    • NEW! Crémant de Bourgogne Veuve d’Ambal Expression: French Sparkling Burgundy Wine
    • Alsace, Riesling Reserve Willm
    • Bordeaux, Château Prignac, Medoc, 2014


    Mosaic Canteen – Morocco


    Food:

    • NEW! Spiced Beef with Pine Nuts and Dried Cherries, Hummus and Pita Chips
    • Mediterranean Flatbread with Zaatar, Olive Oil Artichoke, Olives, Mozzarella and Feta Cheese
    • Chebbakia: Hand-twisted Strips of Fried Dough coated with Honey, Rosewater and Sesame Seeds

    Beverages:

    • Casa Beer
    • NEW! Bonassia Red, Meknès, Morocco
    • Embrace the Arak: Massaya Arak, Grapefruit Juice and Grenadine


    L’Arte di Mangiare – Italy


    Food:

    • NEW! Barbabietole Dolci, Caprino Fritto: Roasted Candied Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Fritters
    • NEW! Costine di Maiale Aceto Balsamico: Sweet & Sour Balsamic-glazed Pork Ribs
    • NEW! Spuma al Miele d’Arancio: Orange Honey Mousse with Peaches and Mint Marjoram Cream

    Beverages:
    • Moretti Lager 
    • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer 
    • Prosecco, Villa Sandi 
    • Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande 
    • Corbinello, Montegrande 
    • Pinot Grigio, Bosco del Merlo 
    • Merlot, Montegrande 
    • Amaretto Bellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée and Prosecco 
    • Vodka Rossini: Vodka, Strawberry Purée and Prosecco
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    SO, what do you think? Anything catch your eye? I can't wait to hit up this year's Festival and experience the Arts with my eyes, ears and palatte! If you need help planning your trip the Festival of the Arts, contact the agents at Kingdom Konsultants and they will help you plan a masterpiece of a trip!

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

    Jenn


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