Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New Snack Alert! Fried Twinkies at The Magic Kingdom!


Hey there, Disney Foodies!

     Looking for a new snack option at The Magic Kingdom? Look no further! Just a couple of weeks ago, The Friar's Nook in Fantasyland introduced the brand new Fried Twinkie! Ooooooo!


     This little beauty is a Hostess Twinkie, (Just in case you are not familiar, the Twinkie is a yellow sponge cake, filled with a white, vanilla frosting/creme, that has a somewhat marshmallowy consistency.), coated in a sweet batter, and deep fried. You then get your choice of chocolate drizzle, strawberry drizzle or caramel drizzle, and a dusting of powdered sugar.

   
     When I decided to try this treat out, I regretfully did not have The Hubs with me. Fried Twinkies are pretty much his FAVORITE thing from local fairs and festivals, so I knew he would be excited about this. Personally, I am not a big Twinkie fan, nor am I a huge fried food fan, but I had to try it. You know... for research. This snack is $4.99 and it does count as a Dining Plan Snack Credit.

     I went with the chocolate drizzle option. The Twinkie was served hot and I had to wait a bit to bite into it. There was very little batter on it, in fact, I'm not 100% sure there was any batter. It may have just been a fried Twinkie, period. The fried Twinkies I have tried at fairs have had a thicker, cake-like batter around them, but this Twinkie barely looked larger than it's regular size. It was served in a paper boat instead of the iconic stick I have seen at local fairs.

     When it was cool enough to bite, I gave it a whirl. I was pleasantly surprised to find the outside coating somewhat crispy, and the inside still soft and spongy. The heat of the fryer did melt down the filling, making it quite liquidy. It was definitely a messy eat, and I would recommend a fork and knife, which I was too impatient to get. Overall, I would say that Twinkie-lovers will love this new option. As for me... I'm going to stick to the cookie/ice cream sandwiches from Sleepy Hollow.


    How about you? What's your favorite Magic Kingdom Snack item? Will YOU be trying out the Fried Twinkie?

     Until next time, Disney Guys and Gals, have a magical week!!!

                                                                  - Jenn


Friday, February 16, 2018

Ears the News: February 16, 2018 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News

Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com.


Disney has increased its ticket prices for the Walt Disney World theme parks, and plans to sell date-specific tickets later this year.

The tiered ticket pricing continues, with pricing varying by date and park. At the gate, a one-day regular Magic Kingdom ticket will cost $119, a $4 increase. A value ticket will cost $109, a $2 increase, and a peak ticket will now cost $129, a $5 increase.

At the other three parks a one-day regular ticket is $114, a $7 increase. A value ticket will cost $102, a $3 increase, while a peak ticket is $122, a $3 increase.

All annual passes have also increased in price. For Florida residents, Platinum Pass is now $729, up from $679. A Gold Pass is now $589, up from $559, and for a Silver Pass, you'll pay $439, up from $419. You can view the full details at http://disneyworld.com/tickets.

Parking is also up to $22, a $2 increased and preferred parking climbs to $45, up from $40. Minnie Van service increases from $20 to $25.

Along with this round of price increases, Disney has also announced plans to sell date-specific multi-day tickets, although details are not yet available. The idea behind date-specific tickets is to help spread crowds throughout the year.

Along with ticket pricing increases at Walt Disney World, Disney's Minnie Van Service has also increased in price. The flat rate service that takes you anywhere within Walt Disney World property has gone up by $5, from $20 to $25.

At the D23 Expo Japan 2018, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek shared a brief update on the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy attraction coming to Epcot.
When the family attraction themed to Guardians of the Galaxy opens at Epcot, it will feature a brand-new innovative ride system—and will be one of the longest enclosed roller coasters in the world. It will also feature a unique story currently being created by Walt Disney Imagineering.

 
Concept art courtesy of Disney.

Bob Chapek also announced that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open in 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will feature a new catchy theme song created especially for the attraction as well as a new experience that defies logic that Disney is calling 2 ½-D. No glasses required.

On the attraction, the fun begins when you see the premiere of a new cartoon short with Mickey and Minnie getting ready for a picnic. As they head out, they drive alongside a train and find out that the engineer is Goofy. Then, one magical moment lets you step into the movie and on Goofy’s train for a wacky, wild ride.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will put you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short where you’re the star and anything can happen.

Disney also released a few more tidbits on the upcoming Star Wars-inspired resort coming to Walt Disney World.

This first-of-its-kind resort will combine luxury with complete immersion into an authentic Star Wars story. Guests’ journey through space will start when everyone departs together for a multiday Stars Wars adventure by boarding a starship alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during a voyage through the galaxy.

At the resort, guests immediately become active citizens of the galaxy and can dress up in the proper attire. Every resort window will also have a view into space. The opportunity for immersion at this resort will also stand out among all Disney resorts around the globe, as it will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, allowing guests a total Star Wars experience. Check out the video below from Disney Parks.


Having trouble viewing the video? Click here to view on YouTube.

The American Adventure has reopened in Epcot's World Showcase following its month long refurbishment.

In addition to the update from film to digital, the show's finale features some new notable faces from America’s recent history. Newly-added American icons include individuals such as music composer John Williams, singer Beyonce, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and noted ballerina Misty Copeland. Other faces have been removed.

The iconic anthem “Golden Dream” has also been re-recorded with all-new orchestration and more up-to-date sound.

Here is a video of the new Golden Dream finale courtesy of WDWMagic.com.


Having trouble viewing the video? Click here to view on YouTube.

Tickets are on sale now for the May 27 2018 Star Wars Galactic Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Pricing is the same as previous events, at $129 for adults and $124 ages 3-9. Discounts are available for Annual Passholders & DVC Members at $119 for adults, and $114 ages 3-9. You can purchase tickets online.

Disney announced on ABC's Good Morning America that Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios will officially open June 30 2018.

Check out the video shared today from Disney Parks. 


Having trouble viewing the video? Click here to view on YouTube.


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.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Review: BRAND NEW! Pizza Ponte at Disney Springs!


Location: Disney Springs, next to The Edison

Meals Served: L, D

Type of Cuisine: Authentic Italian and Sicilian pizza, sandwiches and pastries

Dining Plan: No

Full Menu: Pizza Ponte Lunch/Dinner

Atmosphere: Sleek Italian cafe, with indoor and outdoor seating

Fun Stuff: The story line of this pizzeria is that it was run by Maria and Enzo, an Italian-American couple, in the 1920's. It was originally established as a bakery, in the lobby of a small air terminal. When the terminal closed down, the couple opened their full service restaurant, Maria and Enzo's, (located next door), and also secretly ran Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar during Prohibition. 



     The walls are covered in family photos for authenticity, and as a nice, modern touch, diners can find easily accessible electrical outlets for phone charging, at both stand-up stations, and near the tables.










Stand Out Dishes: Sicilian pizza, Baba, made-to-order sandwiches




Experience: I was at Disney Springs with my kiddos last weekend, right as things were opening up, in the late morning, and of course, they were starving. (After all, it had been about an hour since we last ate!) When asked what they wanted, both kids said pizza. Now, at Disney Springs, we love Blaze. The pizza is good, fast and pretty reasonably priced, at around $12 for a pie that the three of us can share, however, Pizza Ponte had just opened within the past month and we were ready to check out something new, so we headed on over that way. 

     When we arrived at Pizza Ponte, it was only barely 11 am, so it was pretty much empty. Immediately, my daughter declared we were eating inside, and my son declared we were eating outside, so already, this was going well. We walked inside the cafe, and took a look at the cafe itself. We were immediately greeted by smiling, friendly Cast Members, welcoming us to the location, and asking if we needed help. 






     Though the inside of the cafe was sleek, clean and comfortable, I was a bit confused to start. The registers and sandwich/pastry display cases are directly ahead of patrons as they enter, and the cafe extends our to the left, including the pizza kitchen and display areas. This meant that the flow of the line was somewhat counter-intuitive, having Guests move into the cafe first, and then back toward the door. This probably would be more clear if there had been a line, but since we were the only ones there at the time, we danced around a bit, trying to figure out where to view the menu and place our order. A Cast Member noticed our confusion, and welcomed us further down the counter, to show us the pizza options. On top of the counter, there were strips of baked pizza crust with cheese on them, that were available for samples. (And they were quite tasty!) The Cast Member explained the different toppings on the pizzas to us, and also mentioned the sandwiches as well. When I asked about allergens, particularly an egg allergy for my little guy, the chef was consulted and it was confirmed that there was no egg used in the pizza. My kids selected a mammoth piece of Roman round, thin-crust cheese pizza, which the chef happily sliced in two for me when I asked. I selected the chef's recommendation, which was the 4 Cheese Sicilian slice, (equally mammoth in size). I was tempted to also try a sandwich or salad, since they looked amazing, but since it was still only really breakfast time, and it was just me and the kiddos, I figured I'd wait until next time, when The Hubs is with me too. 




     Now, if our order is far too plain to you, no worries.... there's pizza with roasted cauliflower and broccoli, or hot peppers, onions and parma ham. For sandwiches, you can enjoy parma ham and cheese with pickled veggies, or an Italian muffeleta. Oh, and all sandwiches are made on tasty, in-house baked "pizza bread", (seasoned pizza dough). If salads are more appealing to you, there's a traditional Italian Antipasti, Caesar, Mistacanza, and Frutti di Mare. Salads are all pre-made, but look fantastic none the less. I know, I know.... overwhelmed with delicious options, right? Plan on sharing!

     They had a nice selection of Italian beverages, including beer, wine and soft drinks. We went with a can of San Pellegrino Orange Sparkling drink, but next time I will TOTALLY indulge in one of the impressive hot chocolates or espresso drinks! 

     We of course couldn't skip out on dessert, especially since I had not had a decent Italian pastry since I lived in Boston, but I was overwhelmed with choices. Would it be the exotic looking "Cruffin", a croissant/muffin hybrid? The tiramisu? The cannoli? I had to ask the Cast Members for help deciding and they answered in unison, "The Baba!". Clearly a crowd favorite. I, however, am not a big fan of citrus in my pastry, and since the Baba is soaked in orange liqueur, I figured that would not be a favorite of mine. The next recommendation was the zeppole, so that's what I went with. A simple, Italian version of a cream puff. It looked delicious! Unfortunately for my son, there were NO egg-free desserts, so we let him win the battle of where to sit, and we headed for an outdoor table. 




     As soon as we paid, we grabbed a nice, shaded table, and dug in. Both of the kids were super excited about the size of their pizza slices, which were dangling over two paper plates each. On a side note, yes, the paper plates are probably pretty authentic to Italian pizzerias, but the plates are too thin and flimsy for a family-friendly eatery. We almost lost our slices on more than one occasion. THAT would have been tragic, because this pizza was goooooood! Seriously good. In fact, I'd venture to say the best pizza I have had since moving to Florida. And yes, Florida pizza is notoriously not the best compared to pizza from Boston and New York, (virtual pizza meccas), but we have managed to find a couple of good local places. Pizza Ponte, however, blew them out of the water. The pizza was flavorful, cheesy, fresh and just the right balance of sauce to dough to cheese. Both of my kids LOVED their slices, and ate the whole thing. In fact, my daughter polished off hers, and then came in for mine! The 4 Cheese slice was garlicy and delicious! I didn't know if I would miss the sauce, since this slice is just a cheese and dough only deal, but I didn't miss it one bit. The oil, garlic and cheese mixture was sublime. I just wish I had ordered two slices, since my kid ate almost my whole piece. Oh, and they drank my whole soda too. Kids are awesome, but not so great at sharing. Unless they are sharing YOUR stuff. 






     Only getting a few bites of my pizza did leave plenty of room in my belly for my dessert! My zeppole was light, airy, and filled with the most delicious, creamy pastry cream ever! It was SO good! I was very happy with my choice and would love to go back and try more tasty pastry options another time. 

     Overall, I found the service to be wonderful, the location to be clean and comfortable and the food to be fantastic! Does it mean I won't be going to Blaze anymore? No. Blaze is awesome and you can get a whole pie for the price of two slices from Pizza Ponte, but it's a different quality pizza. I think I'll stick to Blaze when I have the kiddos with me, for affordability sake, but when it's just me, or I'm visiting Disney Springs with other adults, I would absolutely choose Pizza Ponte. In fact, I plan on spending the next date night that The Hubs and I get enjoying a cappuccino and Italian pastry here. (Speaking of which.... who wants to babysit???) 


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     So, that's it! Another awesome dining option at Disney Springs. Get down here and check it out for yourself! Need help planning your trip and getting a great deal? Contact my friends at Kingdom Konsultant Travel and they'll be happy to help you plan a delicious Disney adventure of your own!

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

                                                                          - Jenn

Friday, February 9, 2018

Ears the News: February 9, 2018 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News

Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com.


Beginning February 5, 2018, guests staying at Disney's Pop Century Resort can request Minnie Vans to take them anywhere on Disney property. The cost is $20, and service can be arranged from the Lyft app.

Here is a full list of resorts with Minnie Van availability:
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge 
  • Disney's Beach Club Resort 
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Resort 
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort 
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa 
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort 
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort 
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa 
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort 
Disney's Minnie Van service to Orlando International Airport is also expanding to more resorts for Club Level guests:
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Resort 
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort 
  • Disney's Polynesain Resort 
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 
  • Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts 
The 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is less than a month away and we now have the complete run-down of all the menus at the 15 World Showcase Outdoor Kitchens.
The 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will take place over 90 days, from February 28 to May 28, 2018. A New Outdoor Kitchen for this year is The Honey Bee-stro.

Click here to check out our post with the full menus and pictures.

A new Magicband color, cream, will be available on a limited release Dooney & Bourke MagicBand that will come in specialty suitcase-themed packaging and may be purchased exclusively in the theme parks for $48 plus tax.

Another Dooney & Bourke-branded MagicBand, with a limited edition size of 500, will be offered at the 10th Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend expo beginning on February 22 while supplies last for $48 plus tax. 



 Images courtesy of Disney

Disney has confirmed that the long-rumored name change for Disney's Hollywood Studios is no longer on the table, at least for the foreseeable future.

In a post on the official Disney Parks Blog, Disney said, "In response to questions we have been receiving, we also want to let fans know that the Disney’s Hollywood Studios name will remain the same for the foreseeable future since we are immersing our guests in a place where imagined worlds of Hollywood unfold around them from movies and music, to television and theater."

Names such as Disney Hollywood Adventure were thought to be likely candidates, but it now seems that Disney will not move forward with the rebranding.

Disney revealed some new concept art of the upcoming Alien Swirling Saucers in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

You might recognize the ride as being a clone of Mater's Junkyard Jamboree from Disney California Adventure, but at Walt Disney World, the theme is aliens and flying saucers.

Disney describes the experience as, "Once the aliens have powered up their flying saucers, you’ll get to climb into a toy rocket and hang on as aliens lead the way on an interstellar romp set to an out-of-this-world beat. And if you’re really lucky, you just might get “chosen” by the claw!"

Concept art courtesy of Disney

'Walt Disney Presents' at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be showing a sneak peak of 'A Wrinkle in Time' from tomorrow.

Beginning February 9, 2018, you will be able to see a display of production costumes and a preview of the movie.

Steve Harvey's daytime series 'STEVE' is traveling to Walt Disney World Resort for an all-new week of shows set to air March 19 - 23, 2018.

'STEVE' will be recorded March 9 -11 before a live studio audience from Epcot at Walt Disney World.

The week will feature celebrity families and couples including The Bella Twins, Eric Christian Olsen and Sarah Wright Olsen, Tracey Edmonds and Deion Sanders, Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker as well as celebrities Josh Henderson, Terry Crews and more.

True to 'STEVE' form, these special episodes will be filled with exciting games, prizes and giveaways. Viewers will learn about an incredible summer in store for Walt Disney World guests, which includes the opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

One deserving couple will even get the wedding of a lifetime after their hometown wedding landed the bride in the hospital. Throughout the week, the couple’s family and friends will help celebrate with all things Disney to make the couple’s dreams come true.

Steve will also proudly honor students from the 2018 Class of Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine. Disney Dreamers Academy is an annual empowerment program featuring 100 select high school students from across the country who are looking to dream big and learn how to put dreams into action. The academy aims to prepare students for the future by developing networking and interviewing skills and showcasing a variety of career opportunities.

This is the first time the show has visited Walt Disney World and the first time the show has filmed from a remote location since its premiere this past fall.

To attend a 'STEVE' recording at Walt Disney World, visit www.getstevetix.com.

The Speedway Gas Station at the Transportation and Ticket Center near to the Magic Kingdom will be closing for a lengthy refurbishment.

Beginning February 12, 2018 and lasting for several weeks, the refurbishment will include a new Speedy Cafe, offering quick service food with both indoor and outdoor seating. Ordering takes place at self service screens, and then each item is freshly made to order. Read more about Speedy Cafe at the Speedway site.

Menu items will include pizzas, paninis, coffee, breakfast sandwiches, frozen yogurt and more.

During the closure, the other Speedway locations at Disney's BoardWalk Resort and Disney Springs will remain open as normal.


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.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

BREAKING NEWS!!!! 2018 Flower and Garden Festival Booth Menus!!!


Hey Howdy Hey, Disney Fans!!!

     The weather is starting to warm back up here in Orlando, the birds are chirping and the flowers are in bloom.... it must be almost time for the Flower and Garden Festival! And I'm here with some exciting news today: The menus for this year's Outdoor Kitchens! If you're not familiar, every spring, Epcot welcomes the International Flower and Garden Festival. As part of this amazingly beautiful and fragrant outdoor festival, guests will find booths all around World Showcase featuring farm-fresh cuisine (a la Food and Wine Festival). This year's Festival runs from February 28th- May 28th and it looks like 2018 will be tastier than ever, with many old favorites returning and lots of brand new eats to try out. Let's take a look at the booth menus! (You'll find new items highlighted in purple!)



Bauernmarkt: Farmer's Market

Germany

Food
  • Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (V)
  • Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream
  • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries
Savory Potato Pancake

Cheese Strudel with Berries
Beverages
  • Hugo-Charles De Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint
  • Paulaner Original Munich Lager
  • Ayinger Bräu Weisse Hefeweizen, Munich, Germany
  • Köstritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager
  • Beer Flight


Cider House

Between United Kingdom and Canada

Food
  • Pear Cider-brined Shredded Corned Beef with Braised Cabbage and Branston Dressing with Pears
  • House-made Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare
  • Freshly Baked Lemon Scone with Crème Fraîche and Mixed Berries (V) (GF)
Lemon Scone with Berries
Beverages
  • McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider, West Seneca, NY
  • Florida Beer Company Caribé Pineapple Tropical Hard Cider, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Ciderboys Grand Mimosa Apple Orange Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Cider Flight
  • Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider, California (Non-alcoholic)

Sparkling Cider




Fleur De Lys

France

Food
  • Tarte à la Tomate Provençale: Provencal Tomato Tart with Sautéed Onions, Fresh Thyme and Rosemary on a Flaky Pastry Crust (V)
  • Canard Confit Aux Gnocchi à la Parisienne: Braised Duck Confit with Parisian Gnocchi
  • Macaron au Chocolat en Sucette: Large Chocolate Macaron Lollipop (GF)
Beverages
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Grey Goose Orange, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice
  • Kir Pomegranate: Sparkling Wine, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Village de France
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664

Florida Fresh

Between France and Morocco
Food
  • Carne Guisada with Black Bean Cake and Cilantro Lime Sour Cream
  • Spicy Blackened Shrimp and Stone-ground Cheddar Cheese Grits with Brown Gravy and Local Sweet Corn Relish
  • Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue
Key Lime Tart
Beverages
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Key Lime Sparkling Wine, St Petersburg, FL
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company Quat Seasonal Fruit Ale
  • Big Top Brewing Company Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat, Sarasota, FL
  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Monarch Milk Stout, Gainesville, FL
  • Watermelon Cucumber Slushy with Tamiami Florida Gin
  • Watermelon Cucumber Slushy (Non-alcoholic)
  • Beer Flight


Hanami

Japan
Food
  • Frushi: Fresh Pineapple, Strawberry and Melon rolled with Coconut Rice, sprinkled with Toasted Coconut and Whipped Cream with Raspberry Sauce on the side (V)
  • Ginger Beef Yaki Udon: Thin-sliced Beef, Onions and Noodles tossed on the grill with Soy and Ginger
  • Teriyaki Salmon with Furikake Seasoned Brown Rice (GF)
Frushi

Beverages
  • Pineapple Momo Sake Cocktail
  • Kara Super Dry Sake
  • Sapporo Premium Black Lager


Jardin de Fiestas

Mexico
Food
  • Pork Taco: Slow-braised Pork Taco served with Apple Relish, Goat Cheese and Chile de Árbol Sauce
  • Chilaquiles: Chilaquiles served with Chorizo, Mexican Cream and Cotija Cheese
  • Capirotada: Bread Pudding served with Rompope
Beverages
  • Tiger Lily Sangria
  • Rose Margarita
  • Violet Cassis Punch
  • Daisy Spicy Beer


La Isla Fresca

World Showcase Plaza (Caribbean Themed)
Food
  • Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro
  • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce
  • Caribbean Conch Salad with Mango, Papaya and Pickled Red Onions
  • Tropical Mousse Cake: Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse and a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple
Beverages
  • Golden Road Brewing Tart Mango Cart Wheat Ale, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tropical Freeze with Cruzan Mango Rum
  • Tropical Freeze (Non-alcoholic)


Lotus House

China
Food
  • Spicy Meatballs with Crispy Tofu
  • Fried Chicken Dumplings with Peanut Sauce
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls (V)
Spring Rolls
Beverages
  • Oolong Peach Bubble Tea (Non-alcoholic)
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango and Orange Juice
  • BaiJoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice
  • Plum Wine Cooler
  • Tsingtao Lager
Bubble Tea



Northern Bloom

Canada
Food
  • Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple-wood Smoked Bacon (GF)
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables
  • Griddled Maple Pound Cake with Warm Peach Compote and Sweet Corn Gelato
Seared Scallops

Beverages
  • Maple Popcorn Shake with Crown Royal Maple Whisky
  • Maple Popcorn Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Maudite Amber Ale, Chambly, Québec
  • Unibroue À Tout Le Monde Saison, Chambly, Québec
  • Unibroue Éphémère White Ale, Chambly, Québec
  • Beer Flight



Pineapple Promenade

World Showcase Plaza
Food
  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve (V)
Beverages
  • Coastal Empire Beer Co. Coco Piña Gose, Savannah, GA
  • Maui Brewing Co. Pineapple Mana Wheat, Kihei, HI
  • SweetWater Brewing Company Goin’ Coastal IPA with Pineapple, Atlanta, GA
  • Pineapple Beer Flight
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, FL
  • Pineapple Soft-serve with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-alcoholic)
  • Pineapple Soft-serve with Fanta (Non-alcoholic)



Primavera Kitchen

Italy
Food
  • Frittata di Asparagi: Asparagus Frittata, Mixed Greens and Citrus Dressing (GF) (V)
  • Firtto Misto: Crispy Shrimps, Zucchini and Spicy Sauces
  • Ravioli: Maine Lobster Ravioli with Vodka Sauce
  • Panna Cotta al Melone: Cantaloupe Panna Cotta (GF) (V)
Beverages
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • Moscato
  • Bellini: Sparking Wine and Peach Purée
  • Frozen Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila
  • Moretti Lager L’Autentica
  • Moretti La Rossa


Taste of Marrakesh

Morocco
Food
  • Harissa Chicken Kebab with Dried Fruit Couscous Salad
  • Fried Cauliflower with Capers, Garlic Parsley and Chili Ranch Sauce
  • Walnut Honey Baklava
Beverages
  • Desert Rose: Sparkling Wine topped with Pomegranate Liqueur
  • White Sangria
  • Casa Beer




The Berry Basket

World Showcase Plaza
Food
  • Lamb chop with Quinoa Salad and Blackberry Gastrique
  • Field Greens with fresh Strawberries, Crisp Quinoa, Strawberry Vinaigrette and Spiced Pecans (V)
  • Warm Wild Berry Buckle with Pepper Berry Gelato (V)
Berry Julep and Berry Buckle
Beverage
  • JDub’s Brewing Company Blueberry IPA, Sarasota, FL
  • Island Grove Blueberry Moscato, Hawthorne, FL
  • Twinings® Green Tea Berry Mint Julep
  • Twinings Green Tea Berry Mint Julep (Non-alcoholic)


The Smokehouse: BBQs and Brews

American Adventure
Food
  • Pulled Pig Slider with Coleslaw
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends and Smoked Pork Belly Slider with Garlic Sausage, Chorizo, Cheddar Fondue and House-made Pickle
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapeños
  • Warm Chocolate Cake with Bourbon-Salted Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans (V)
Chocolate Cake and Pulled Pork

Burnt Ends Hash
Beverage
  • Zen of Zin Old Vine, California
  • Central 28 Brewing Company Sunshine Greetings Orange Hibiscus Wheat Ale, DeBary, FL
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Phantasmas Spicy Double IPA, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Shipyard Maple Bacon Stout, Clearwater, FL
  • Beer Flight
  • Frozen Lemonade with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine
  • Frozen Lemonade (Non-alcoholic)



NEW! The Honey Bee-Stro

American Adventure
Food
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Buckwheat Honey Carrot Puree, Wild Rice Pilaf, Asparagus, Honey Blistered Grapes and Sunflower Brittle (GF) (V)
  • Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread with White Cheddar Cheese, charred vegetables, Clover Honey Sour Cream and Micro Watercress
  • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream garnished with Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses
Beverages
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Co. Orange Blossom Pilsner, Orlando, FL
  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with Blueberry Vodka
  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze (Non-alcoholic)

     Oh my goodness, I am SO excited! Although I am disappointed to see Watermelon Juice gone and pretty brokenhearted that the Candied Strawberries in China are not coming back, I'm excited to try all of the new honey booth items and so many other new menu items! How about you? What looks best?

     Are you not booked to visit this year's Flower and Garden Festival yet? Well, why not? Reach out to the fine folks at Kingdom Konsultant Travel TODAY and they'll get you a free quote for a magical springtime getaway!

     Until next time, kiddos, have a magical week!!!

                                                          - Jenn


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