Friday, July 15, 2016

Ears the News: July 15, 2016 Edition



Welcome to the latest version of Ears the News 

Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com
Boyz II Men hit the stage Nov. 7 - 9.  Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com

The Eat to the Beat Concert Series lineup for 2016 has been released



September 14 - 15 - NEW! Wang Chung - Known for their song “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
September 16 - 18 - STARSHIP Featuring Mickey Thomas - Known for their song “We Built This City”
September 19 - 20 - Air Supply - Known for their song “All Out of Love”
September 21 - 23 -
NEW! BoDeans - Known for their song “Good Things”
September 24 - 25 - Fuel - Known for their song “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”
September 26 - 28 - Sugar Ray - Known for their song “Fly”
September 29 - 30 - Los Lobos - Known for their song “La Bamba”
October 1 - 2 - David Cook - Known for his song “Light On”
October 3 - 4 - Wilson Phillips - Known for their song “Hold On”
October 5 - 6 - Blues Traveler - Known for their song “Run Around”
October 7 - 9 -
NEW! Plain White T’s - Known for their song “Hey There Delilah”
October 10 - 11 - 38 Special - Known for their song “Hold On Loosely”
October 12 - 13 -
NEW! Jeffrey Osborne - Known for his song “On the Wings of Love”
October 14 - 16 - Tiffany - Known for her song “I Think We’re Alone Now”
October 17 - 19 - Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX - Known for the song “Come Sail Away”
October 20 - 21 - Christopher Cross - Known for his song “Sailing”
October 22 - 23 -
NEW! Toad the Wet Sprocket - Known for their song “All I Want”
October 24 - 25 - Chaka Khan - Known for her song “I’m Every Woman”
October 26 - 27 - Billy Ocean - Known for his song “Caribbean Queen”
October 28 - 29 -
NEW! Living Colour - Known for their song “Cult of Personality”
October 30 - November 1 - Hanson - Known for their song “MMMbop”
November 2 - 3 -
NEW! Soul Asylum - Known for their song “Runaway Train”
November 4 - 6 - Delta Rae - Known for their song “Run”
November 7 - 9 - Boyz II Men - Known for their song “End of the Road”
November 10 - 11 - Sister Hazel - Known for their song “All for You”
November 12 - 14 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Known for their song “Go Daddy-O”


Disney has also released the full menu for Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival


Africa

Food:
Buttered Chicken with Micro Cilantro and Naan Bread
Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato and Pap

Beverages:
Simonsig Pinotage
Indaba Chenin Blanc
Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz

Australia

Food:
Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies
Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut
Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas

Beverages:
Yangarra Estate Vineyard Shiraz
Bulletin Place Unoaked Chardonnay
Coopers Brewery Extra Strong Vintage Ale
Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Dry Riesling

Belgium

Food:
Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream

Beverages:
Hoegaarden Witbier
Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale
Stella Artois Hard Cider

Brazil

Food:
Pão de Queijo: Brazilian cheese bread
Crispy pork belly with black beans and tomato
Escondidinho de Carne: Layered Meat Pie with Mashed Yucca

Beverages:
Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer
Carnaval Moscato Sparkling White Wine, Serra Gaúcha
Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

Brewer’s Collection

Beverages:
Schöfferhofer Zitrone Weizen-Mix
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse
Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)

Canada

Food:
Canadian cheddar cheese soup served with a pretzel roll
“Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce

Beverages:
Moosehead Lager
Neige Premiere Apple Ice Wine, Québec
Fielding Estate Red Conception

THE CHEW Collective 

Food:
Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots and Feta Cheese
Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce
Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle

Beverages:
Festival Chardonnay, CA
Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, CA

China

Food:
Chicken Pot Stickers
Sichuan Spicy Chicken
Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles
Beijing Roasted Duck in a Steamed Bun with Hoisin Sauce

Beverages:
Tsingtao Lager
Strawberry Plum Wine Cooler with Takara Plum Wine
Ritzy Lychee with Courvoisier Cognac VS and Smirnoff Vodka
Kung Fu Punch with Smirnoff Vodka and Bols Triple Sec
Happy Peach with Dekuyper Peach Liqueur and Myers’s Dark Rum
Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk

Chocolate Studio

Food:
Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel
Red Wine Chocolate Truffle
Ghirardelli® Chocolate Raspberry Torte

Beverages:
Fonseca Bin No. 27 Port
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon
Rosa Regale Sweet Red Sparkling Wine
Blandy’s Alvada 5yr-Old Madeira

Craft Beers

Food:
Pimento Cheese Dip with Pretzel Crisps
Charcuterie Plate: Country Pâté, Cured Meats and Crostini
Piggy Wings: Fried Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds

Beverages:
Orlando Brewing OTown Weiss, Orlando, FL
Florida Beer Company Passport 20 Belgian-Style Tripel Ale, Cape Canaveral, FL
Two Henrys Blueberry Vanilla American Wheat Ale, Plant City, FL
Concrete Beach Stiltsville Pilsner, Miami, FL
3 Daughters Bimini Twist IPA, St. Petersburg, FL
Shipyard Midnight Snack Milk Stout, Clearwater, FL
Beer Flights also available

Desserts and Champagne

Beverages:
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin “Yellow Label” Brut
Dom Pérignon Brut
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé
Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial
Hard Soda Floats with Vanilla Soft-Serve (alcoholic) – Best Damn Hard Root Beer Float, Sprecher Hard Cherry Cola Float or Sprecher Hard Orange Cream Soda Float
Soda Floats with Vanilla Soft-Serve (non-alcoholic) – Coca-Cola® Float, Grape Fanta® Float or Strawberry Fanta Float

Farm Fresh

Food:
Chicken and Dumplings: Stewed Chicken with Mushrooms and Spinach
Pickled Beet Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese, Minus 8 Vinaigrette and Toasted Walnuts
Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions

Beverages:
Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider
Wyder’s Dry Pear Hard Cider
Two Henrys Elderberry Hard Cider
Florida Orange Groves Mango Mama Wine

France

Food:
Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
Soupe à l’oignon au Gruyère et Cognac: Gruyère and Cognac Onion Soup
Boeuf Bourguignon: Cabernet Sauvignon-braised Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes
Crème Brûlée Caramel Chocolat: Caramel and Chocolate Crème Brûlée topped with Caramelized Sugar

Beverages:
Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Pale Lager
Chardonnay, Bourgogne Blanc, Mommessin, La Clé Saint-Pierre
Merlot & Cabernet Blend, Bordeaux, Château les Graves de Barrau
St-Germain Sparkling Kir: Sparkling Wine and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Frozen Daiquiri Ice Pop: Strawberry Puree with French Caribbean Rhum Clément
La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice

Germany

Food:
Roast Bratwurst in a Hard Roll
Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese
Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce

Beverages:
Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel
Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Mosel
J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling, Mosel

Greece

Food:
Vegan Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles, and Vegan Tzatziki
Oikos Greek Yogurt Vanilla Cake Soaked in Ouzo with Yogurt Whipped Cream and Pistachios
Spanakopita
Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce featuring Oikos® Greek Yogurt

Beverages:
Domaine Skouras Moscofilero
Domaine Siglas Assyrtiko
Alpha Estate Axia Syrah Xinomavro

Hawai’i

Food:
Spicy Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Nori Rice
Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise

Beverages:
Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine
Kona Brewing Company, Big Wave Golden Ale
Mai Tai featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

Hops & Barley

Food:
Smoked Beef Brisket and Pimento Cheese Served on Griddled Garlic Toast
New England Lobster Roll
Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing

Beverages:
Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA, Boston, MA
Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale, San Francisco, CA
Dogfish Head Chicory Stout, Milton, DE
La Crema Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Cambria Estate Winery Benchbreak Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County
Frozen Orange-spiked Tea featuring Florida Cane “Orlando Orange” Vodka

Ireland

Food:
Seafood Fisherman’s Pie
Irish Cheese Selection Plate: Irish Cheddar, Dubliner and Irish Porter
Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard

Beverages:
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale
Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
Twinings® Pumpkin Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka
Twinings Pumpkin Chai Tea and Caramel Shake (Non-alcoholic)

Islands of the Caribbean

Food:
Mojo Pork with Black Beans, Cilantro Rice, and Pickled Red Onions
Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce
Jamaican Beef Patty
Pescado con Coco: Seared Grouper, Pigeon Peas and Rice with Coconut Sauce

Beverages:
Presidente Pilsner
Frozen Mojito
Caribbean Sangria

Italy

Food:
Pennete alla Parmigiana: Baked Ziti and Chicken Parmigiana, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese
Spezzatino alla Toscana con Polenta: Tuscan-style Stew with Carrots, Mushrooms and Crispy Polenta
Cannoli al Cioccolato: Chocolate-covered Cannoli filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Fruit

Beverages:
Moretti Lager
Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer
Pinot Grigio, Placido
Chianti, Placido
Prosecco, Fantinel Borgo
Corbinello Spumante Dolce Rose, Montegrande
Fior d’Arancio Moscato Spumante, Montegrande
Frozen Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila

Japan

Food:
Spicy Sushi Roll: Tuna and Salmon with Kazan Volcano Sauce
Grilled Spicy Edamame tossed with Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce and Chili Powder
Garlic Shrimp: Marinated Shrimp sautéed with Garlic and Butter and served over Rice

Beverages:
Kirin Pale Lager
Sapporo Black Lager
Pineapple Breeze Sake Cocktail
Echigo “Northern Bloom” Junmai Sake

Mexico

Food:
Taco de Camarón: Battered Shrimp served over a Flour Tortilla with Crispy Purple Cabbage and Chipotle Mayonnaise
Barbacoa Enchilada: Corn Tortilla filled with Beef Barbacoa and covered with Oaxaca Mole
Flan de Chocolate Abuelita: Mexican Chocolate Custard

Beverages:
Bohemia Pilsner with Floater
Mexican-style Red Sangria
Mezcal Pineapple Margarita on the Rocks
Jalapeño Margarita on the Rocks

Morocco

Food:
Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket
Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce
Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce

Beverages:
Casa Pale Lager
Les Trois Domaines Guerrouane White Wine
Moroccan Sangria
Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur

New Zealand

Food:
Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney
Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs
Seared Venison Loin with Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce and Kumara Dumpling

Beverages:
Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir
Kim Crawford Pinot Gris
Mohua Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Patagonia

Food:
Beef Empanada
Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée
Roasted Verlasso® Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimichurri

Beverages:
Verum Pinot Noir
Bodega Noemía A Lisa Malbec

Poland

Food:
Golabki: Pork-stuffed Cabbage in Tomato Sauce
Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream

Beverages:
Okocim O.K. Beer Euro Pale Lager
Donausonne Blaufränkisch Hungarian Wine
Frozen Szarlotka Apple Pie featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka

Scotland

Food:
Traditional Scottish Lamb Stew with Neeps and Tatties
Fresh Potato Pancake with Scottish Smoked Salmon and Herbed Sour Cream
The Tipsy Laird: Whiskey-soaked Cake with Lemon Cream and Toasted Oats

Beverages:
Citrus Thistle featuring Hendrick’s Gin
Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout

South Korea

Food:
Roasted Pork Lettuce Wrap and Kimchi
Korean-style BBQ Beef with Steamed Rice and Cucumber Kimchi
Vegan Korean BBQ with Steamed Rice and Cucumber Kimchi featuring Gardein™ Beefless Tips

Beverages:
iCing Grapefruit Sparkling Rice Brew
Bohae Bokbunjajoo Raspberry Wine
Soju Fruit Slushy featuring Jinro Chamisul Soju

Wine and Dine Studio 

Food:
Pork Tenderloin with Cannellini Bean Ragoût and Zinfandel Reduction
Seared Scallop, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushrooms featuring Melissa’s Produce
Trio of Artisan Cheese
La Bonne Vie Goat Cheese served with toasted Craisin Bread
Karst Cave-aged Cheddar Cheese served with Fig Compote
Statesboro Blue Cheese served with Spiced Candied Walnuts
Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese
Trio of Artisan Cheese paired with Conundrum White Blend 25th Anniversary, Kurt Russell’s GoGi “Goldie” Chardonnay and Robert Mondavi Maestro Red Blend

Beverages:
Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford
Kurt Russell’s GoGi “Goldie” Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills
Conundrum White Blend 25th Anniversary, California
Vinum Cellars Pinot Noir, Monterey
Kurt Russell’s GoGi “Tiger” Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills
Michael David Winery Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel, Lodi
Robert Mondavi Winery Maestro Red Blend, Napa Valley

Marketplace

Food:
Duck Confit with Creamy Polenta and Fire-Roasted Salsa

Additional Festival Locations

Block & Hans

Beverages:
Mmmhops Pale Ale
Festival Chardonnay, CA
Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, CA

Intermissions Cafe

Food:
Southwest Chicken Wrap
Tuna Salad with a Croissant
Asian Chicken Salad with Noodles
Caprese Salad: BelGioioso® Fresh Mozzarella Cheese & Tomatoes with Basil Pesto
Side Salad
Fruit and Cheese Plate
Grapes
Brownie
Key Lime Pie

Beverages:
Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale
Cigar City Homemade Apple Pie Hard Cider, Tampa, FL
Festival Chardonnay, CA
Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, CA
Zonin Prosecco
Caposaldo Peach Moscato Sweet Sparkling Wine
Iron Horse Vineyards “Fairy Tale Celebration Cuvée” Sparkling Wine, Green Valley, Sonoma

Joffreys Coffeey and Tea: Coffee Carts

Beverages:
Showcase Coffee Cart (Canada) – Kahlúa-tini Iced Coffee: chilled roasted Coffee topped with Kahlúa, Grey Goose Vodka and creamy Half & Half
Disney Traders – Tiki Torch: frozen Passion Fruit thrills with juicy sweet flavors, a hint of tartness and blended with Grey Goose Vodka
Future World East – Frozen Strawberry-Lemon Sunset: layered frozen Strawberry and Lemon topped with Grey Goose Vodka
The American Adventure – Spiked Chai Latte: iced, frozen or hot Chai tea Latte blended with Chai spices, creamy Vanilla and Baileys Irish Cream or Grey Goose Vodka

Refreshment Cool Post

Food:
Spicy Hot Dog with Kimchi and Mustard Sauce

Beverages:
Frozen Brown Elephant
Mango Starr featuring African Starr Rum

Refreshment Port

Food:
Pineapple Dole Whip Soft-Serve Ice Cream
Croissant doughnut with Cinnamon and Sugar
Fried Chicken Chunks with Dole Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Beverages:
Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum
Pineapple Dole Whip Soft-Serve Ice Cream with Bacardi Coconut Rum

The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar Hosted by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Beverages:
Lasseter Family Winery Amoureux Malbec Blend, Sonoma Valley
Terra d’Oro Zinfandel Port, Amador County
Ghirardelli Drinking Chocolate



Disney Early Morning Magic is coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios later this summer

Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com


Originally launched at the
Magic Kingdom earlier this year, the package lets you experience a couple of the park's attractions before regular opening, along with an included breakfast.

Beginning
August 1, 2016 on select days, Early Morning Magic costs $69 plus tax for adults, and $59 plus tax for ages 3-9, on-top of your regular theme park admission. The Early Morning Magic begins with check-in at the park's main entrance at 7:45am
. Once inside the park, the following attractions are available:


Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Toy Story Mania!
Buzz Lightyear and Woody character greeting
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse character greeting
Olaf character greeting

ABC Commissary.  Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com
The included breakfast at ABC Commissary is served from 8am to 10am, with the following items:

Sliced Seasonal Fruit & Berries Display
Freshly Baked Breakfast Pastries
Scrambled Eggs
Spinach and Mushroom Frittata
Bacon and Pork Sausage
Cheesy Potatoes
Puffed French Toast with Butter & Syrup
Muesli with Assorted Toppings
Assorted Chilled Fruit Juices, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Selection of Teas




The Grand Slam Pool at Disney's All Star Sports Resort is closing for a near 2 month refurbishment later this year

Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com


The closure begins on October 10 2016, with an expected reopening in early December 2016.



Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com

Disney is about to unleash a new version of My Disney Experience that will bring a big new feature - navigation


Working much like Google Maps, you will be able to select an attraction from the map, hit 'Get Directions,' and then choose a 'From' location, which can be your current position from
GPS, or another attraction or location.

Not only will the navigation work inside a park to attractions, shops and restaurants, it will also give you directions across the entire Walt Disney World property.

When navigating outside of the parks, the app will make use of the various transportation options, including bus, monorail and watercraft. It will also give an estimate of time required.



 Sunset Showcase at Disney's Hollywood Studios will once again host "Club Villain" during the Halloween season




Club Villian.  Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com
Each Friday and Saturday from September 2 - October 29, 2016 (and October 31), the special ticketed event will have two seatings, at 5:15 PM and 8:30 PM.

Dr. Facilier is your host, with the night featuring special performances, and appearances by Maleficent, Queen of Hearts, Cruella De Vil and the Evil Queen. A banquet dinner and complimentary drinks completes the evening.

Pricing remains at $129 per person, including tax and gratuity. Theme park admission is required and is not included in this price.

Reservations can be made now online or via 407-939-3463.

Dancin’ and Chillin’ with Disney Villains


Sunset Showcase loudly presents Club Villain, a frightfully fun dance-and-dine event featuring some famous fiends! This spellbinding evening serves up decadent New Orleans delicacies like tender beef strip loin rubbed with herbes de Provence, Voodoo sticky “pig wings” with citrus gremolata and spicy shrimp sautéed with Andouille sausage, tomato, okra and onions over creamy polenta.

Trick or treat yourself to some chilling cocktail concoctions—specialty alcoholic drinks plus beer and wine—hilarious stage-show numbers and up-close encounters with Disney’s most dastardly doomsday divas. Mix and mingle with mysterious Maleficent, hilarious Queen of Hearts, the delirious Evil Queen and the always fur-fetched Cruella De Vil—and wicked jams from our house DJ!

Whether you're just dreaming of a trip to Walt Disney World or ready to book, the team at Kingdom Konsultant Travel is ready to make the Magic happen for you. 

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