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Ears the News: October 27, 2017 Edition


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Reservations are now available beginning November 26, 2017 at the new Ale & Compass Restaurant in Disney's Yacht Club Resort.

Opening for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the new gastro-pub inspired restaurant takes theming cues from a lighthouse. The Ale and Compass Restaurant replaces the former Captain's Grille.

Here is a look at all three menus.

Ale & Compass Restaurant Breakfast Menu


Main Plates


Red Flannel Hash
with Chorizo and Poached Eggs
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 $15.00

Ham and Cheese Omelet
with Arugula and fresh Fruit $15.00

Roasted Vegetable Omelet
with Arugula and fresh Fruit $15.00

Breakfast "Pie"
with Sunny–side Egg, House-made Bacon, Ham, Provolone, and Arugula $14.00

American Breakfast
served with Potatoes or fresh Fruit and choice of Eggs, Sausage, or Bacon $14.00

Smoked Trout Spread
served with Coddled Egg, Pickled Vegetables, and Warm Parker House Rolls $13.00

Grilled Oat Cakes
with Apples, Dried Fruit, and Maple Syrup $9.00

Blueberry-Bacon Pancakes
with choice of Sausage, Bacon, or fresh Fruit $14.00

Salted Caramel-Apple French Toast
with choice of Sausage, Bacon, or fresh Fruit $12.00

Open-faced Skirt Steak Sandwich
with Caramelized Onions, Poached Egg, Fennel, Watercress, and Tomato Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette $19.00

Breakfast Protein Bowl
Choice of Tofu Scramble or Eggs with Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes, Chard and Kale, Vegan Sausage, Chocolate-Avocado Toast, and Carrot-Ginger Dressing $17.00

Breakfast Breads
with Citrus Butter and House-made Jam $8.00

Seasonal Fruit Plate
with Yogurt and Granola $10.00

Cornbread Waffle
with Strawberry-Orange Compote, Lemon Ricotta, and Basil Sugar $12.00

Ale & Compass Restaurant Lunch Menu


Starters


Roasted Garlic Shrimp $15.00

Parker House Rolls and Spreads
Bacon Jam, Pub Cheese, Citrus Butter $12.00

Grape Leaf-wrapped Baked Goat Cheese
Oven-roasted Tomatoes and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Grilled Baguette $9.00

Lobster and Corn Chowder $10.00

Ale & Compass Salad
Watercress, Sorghum, Pumpkin Seeds, Rainbow Carrots, Butternut Squash, and Radish with Lemon-Balsamic Vinaigrette $9.00

Oven-roasted Oysters  $12

Main Plates


Hearth Oven Pie - White Clam $19.00

Hearth Oven Pie - Seasonal Market Vegetable $17.00

Hearth Oven Pie - Caramelized Leek and Chorizo $18.00

Mushroom, Caramelized Onion, and Gruyère Cheeseburger
on a Parker House Bun served with choice of Fries or House-made Vinegar Chips $18.00

House-made Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Burger
on a Parker House Bun served with choice of Fries or House-made Vinegar Chips $16.00

Maine Lobster Roll
served with choice of Fries or House-made Vinegar Chips $20.00

House-made Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato
on Artisan French Bread served with choice of Fries or House-made Vinegar Chips $14.00

Smoked Turkey Sandwich
with Sage Dressing, Cranberry Relish, and served with choice of Fries or House-made Vinegar Chips $15.00

Protein Bowl
Vegan Italian Sausage, Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes, and Broccoli Rabe with Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce $17.00

Fish & Chips
with Lemon-Caper Tartar Sauce $17.00

Roast Chicken Salad
with Kale, Swiss Chard, Quinoa, Spiced Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, and Herb Vinaigrette $16.00

Grilled Plant-based “Bacon Cheeseburger”
Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms, Lettuce, Tomato, and Chipotle-Mayonnaise $18.00

Open-faced Skirt Steak Sandwich
with Caramelized Onions, Poached Egg, Fennel, Watercress, and Tomato Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette $19.00

Ale & Compass Restaurant Dinner Menu


Starters


Roasted Garlic Shrimp $15.00

Parker House Rolls and Spreads
Bacon Jam, Pub Cheese, Citrus Butter $12.00

Grape Leaf-wrapped Baked Goat Cheese
Oven-roasted Tomatoes and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Grilled Baguette $9.00

Lobster and Corn Chowder $10.00

Ale & Compass Salad
Watercress, Sorghum, Pumpkin Seeds, Rainbow Carrots, Butternut Squash, and Radish with Lemon-Balsamic Vinaigrette $9.00

Hearth Oven Pie - White Clam $19.00

Hearth Oven Pie - Seasonal Market Vegetable $17.00

Hearth Oven Pie - Caramelized Leek and Chorizo $18.00

Main Plates


Smoked Short Ribs
with Roasted Vegetable Mash and Barbecue Demi $27.00

Coastal Clambake
Half Maine Lobster, Clams, Corn, and Potatoes $40.00
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Pan-seared Trout, Broccoli Rabe, Cornbread Cake with Lemon Caper and White Wine Sauce $24.00

Fried Chicken and Waffles
with House-made Pickles and Orange-Chili Honey $18.00

Four-Cheese Ravioli
with Butternut Squash Pureé, Sautéed Mushrooms, and Sage-Brown Butter $19.00

Seared Scrod
with Lobster Corn Chowder and Grilled Fennel $22.00

Protein Bowl
Vegan Italian Sausage, Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes, and Broccoli Rabe with Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce $17.00

16-oz T-Bone
with Herb Butter, Truffle Fries, and Watercress Salad $36.00

Smoked Barbecue Pork Chop
with Sorghum, Swiss Chard, and House Bacon $25.00

Desserts


Trio of Puddings
Chocolate, Blackberry, and Butterscotch with Mix-ins $10

Lemon "Curd" Meringue Pie
with Pickled Blueberries $7.50

Black Walnut Pavlova
with Butterscotch Sauce $7.50

Individual Apple Pie
with Blackberry Sauce and Apple Cider Sorbet $7.00

Twelve-Layer Chocolate Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake and Ganache served with Milk-Coffee Chantilly $8.00

Ale and Compass Restaurant Beer Menu


Bud Light Pale Lager - St. Louis, MO $7.50

Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston, MA $8.25

Yuengling Traditional Lager - Pottsville, PA $7.25

Blue Moon Belgian White (Witbier) - Golden, CO $8.25

New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale - Ft. Collins, CO $8.25

Cigar City Jai Alai IPA - Tampa, FL $8.25

Woodchuck Amber Hard Cider - Middlebury, VT $7.75

Coors Light Pale Lager - Golden, CO $5.75

Stella Artois Pale Lager - Belgium $8.25

Crooked Can Mr. Tractor Kölsch - Winter Garden, FL $8.00

Harpoon UFO White (Witbier) - Boston, MA $8.00

Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen - Germany $8.25

Goose Island Sofie Farmhouse Ale - Chicago, IL $8.25

Magic Hat #9 Not Quite Pale Ale - South Burlington, VT $8.00

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Chico, CA $8.00

Orlando Brewing I-4 IPA - Orlando, FL $8.00

Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge, CO $9.00

Some of Disney's deluxe resorts will soon be offering revised hours for their private in-room dining services.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, Disney's Contemporary Resort, and Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will be losing their 24 hour private dining.

New resort private dining hours effective October 29, 2017:

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Breakfast - 6am to noon
All Day Dining - Noon to midnight

Disney's BoardWalk Resort
Breakfast - 6am to noon
All Day Dining - Noon to midnight

Disney's Contemporary Resort
Breakfast - 6am to noon
All day dining - Noon to 11pm
Late Night - 11pm to 2am

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
Breakfast - 6am to noon
All day dining - Noon to 11pm
Late Night - 11pm to 2am

Disney's Polynesian Resort
Breakfast - 6am to noon
All Day Dining - Noon to midnight

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
Breakfast - 6am to noon
All day dining - Noon to 11pm
Late Night - 11pm to 2am

Disney has announced that the previously announced NBA Experience will open in the summer of 2019 on the West Side at Disney Springs.

“We are inspired by the design of the new building and the energy that it will bring to the West Side of Disney Springs,” said Senior Vice President of Disney Springs and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Maribeth Bisienere.
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The state-of-the-art space, inspired by the modern architecture of new NBA arenas around the country, will include interactive games and competitions, immersive experiences, a retail store and an adjacent restaurant.

NBA President, Global Partnerships Sal LaRocca, recently commented on the project, sharing, “This one-of-a-kind experience is sure to be enjoyed by basketball and Disney fans of all ages who visit Disney Springs from around the world.”

Disney Springs will be celebrating the upcoming release of Disney•Pixar's "Coco" with a Coco Family Celebration.
Taking place 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM in Exposition Park on the West Side, you'll be able to experience live music, specialty food, themed décor and family activities inspired by the world of Disney•Pixar's "Coco". 


Street Tacos Food Truck will be serving up their signature taco offerings and vanilla flan during the event. Available Friday through Sunday, kids can enjoy a variety of additional themed games, activities, and face painting.

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Disney•Pixar's "Coco" Family Celebration will take place daily October 27 through to November 26, 2017, and Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in theaters on November 22, 2017.

Disney on Broadway Dining Packages are now on sale for next year's Epcot International Festival of the Arts, taking place from January 12 to February 19 in 2018.

Disney on Broadway Dining Packages offer a meal at one of the participating Epcot restaurants and priority seating for a performance of the Disney on Broadway concert series.
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The performer line-up is still to be announced, but as last year, the concert series will feature pairings of Disney on Broadway stars, singing favorite songs from award-winning Broadway shows.

Disney on Broadway Dining Packages are available for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner and include a 3-course meal or full buffet, depending on the location. Reservations can be made now online.

Restaurants taking part include: 

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall 
  • Biergarten Restaurant 
  • Coral Reef Restaurant 
  • The Garden Grill 
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room 

Like last year, the event will run for 5 weeks, bringing together the visual, culinary and performing arts.

Unlike last year, the festival will take place 7 days a week, with special entertainment offerings planned for

The opening night for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom on November 9, 2017 is now sold out.

All other dates remain available.

The SpectacuLAB will be coming to Epcot's Innoventions in November.

Located in Innoventions East and presented by Murata, the show will feature demonstrations that bring to life the wonders of science and innovation.

Guests visiting The SpectacuLAB will be invited to step inside and join a group of real scientists, along with their eager tech-savvy intern, for a series of engaging experiments demonstrating basic principles of science.

To develop the show, Murata teamed with Walt Disney Parks Creative Entertainment and Science from Scientists, a national, non-profit which promotes the importance of STEM education with a mission to empower youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical fields.
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The audience participation in the demonstrations with the on-hand scientists include:
Guests playing ultrasonic sensor drums, simply with the wave of their hand
Changing the colors of barometric pressure cubes by only raising or lowering the cube
Accelerometer sensors measuring the guest's force when using a hammer
Observing a scientist explain the principle of force by comfortably resting on a bed of nails.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

Jingle Cruise, the holiday overlay edition of the Jungle Cruise, opens November 2 for the 2017 Christmas season at the Magic Kingdom.

Debuting in 2013, the Jingle Cruise is back for another year, which sees holiday props, music and script changes added to the traditional Jungle Cruise attraction in Adventureland.


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.

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