Thursday, November 3, 2016

Holidays Around the World Gets Even Sweeter for 2016!

Hi there, Disney Fans!
     Happy November! (OMG, can you believe it's NOVEMBER???) Halloween is over and it is officially time to start rolling in the holiday season here at Walt Disney World. Yup, we start early around here! In fact, most holiday decorations, events and celebrations will begin within the first two weeks of November. And then, starting November 25th and running through December 30th, one of my very favorite things to do during the holidays will be kicked up a notch this year!
     Epcot is the home to an awesome, international holiday celebration, appropriately titled "Holidays Around the World". Each of the countries in World Showcase is decked out in their holiday finest and in each location, you can learn about how the holiday season is celebrated, via live storytelling shows and other entertainment. But what are the holidays without FOOD???? Over the years, with the popularity of the food booths increasing at events like Food and Wine Festival and Flower and Garden Festival, Disney has started adding some themed holiday food items to the holiday celebration. This year, Epcot will introduce even more holiday food booths, giving Guests the chance to sample holiday treats from around the world. 
     Excited to check it out? I know I am! Here is a preview of some of our options:
Prost! (Germany)
- Artisan Cheese Plate
- Sauerbraten with Red Cabbage and Spatzel
- Alcoholic Ciders
- Hot Williams Punch
- Werther's Caramel Kiss
- Hot Spiced Gluwein
Photo Credit: DisneyParksBlog.com

American Holiday Table (American Adventure)
- Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Cranberry Sauce
- Seared Pork Tenderloin with Green Bean Casserole, Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges and Champagne Demi-Glace
- Shipyard Eggnog White Porter Aged on Bourbon
- Firenog (Eggnog with Fireball Whisky)
- Great American Wine Company Red Blend and Chardonnay
- Hot Chocolate
- Eggnog
- Cocoa Candy Cane (Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps)
Photo Credit: DisneyParksBlog.com

Alpine Haus (Between Morocco and France)
- Duck Confit, Dumplings and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with a Fig Reduction
- Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Vegetables
- Sachertorte (Chocolate Cake with Apricot Jam and Dark Chocolate Glaze)
- Frozen Winter Spice Hot Chocolate with Twinings of London Tea (alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions available)
- Weingut Stadt Krems Gruner Vetliner White Wine
- Heinrich Red Blend

Seasonal Southern Delights (World Showcase Plaza)
- Hopin' John (Black Eyed Peas, Ham Hocks and Kale with Rice and Cornbread Crumbles)
- Blackened Catfish with White Cheddar Grits with Okra, Tomato and Onion Stew
- Chocolate Pecan Tart
- Frozen S'mores
- Central 28 Beers
Photo Credit: DisneyParksBlog.com

Feast of the Three Kings (World Showcase Plaza)
- Shredded Beef Tamale with Avocado Crema
- Roasted Pork with Mashed Yucca and Pickled Green Bananas
- Three Kings Bread
- Coquito (Coconut Milk) with or without Rum Floater
Photo Credit: DisneyParksBlog.com

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     There will be other treats too, like holiday cupcakes, Italian Panettone, Moroccan Honey Chocolate Baklava, French Gingerbread Ice Cream and Buche de Noel, Beijing Fried-Dough Twists, and Mexican Guava Tamales. Mmmmm.... it's beginning to look a lot like a very tasty Christmas!!! 
     So, how about you? What's your favorite part of the holidays at Disney? Do you have your next holiday trip planned out? If not, contact the agents at Kingdom Konsultants Travel, and they'd be happy to get all of the best holiday events booked and planned for you. 
     Happy November, everyone! 


                          

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