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WDW 50th Anniversary Foodie Guide - Part 4

With so many great food specials for the 50th Anniversary, it takes multiple agents and trips to try them all.  Today I bring you the fourth installment of our foodie guide which brings maybe my favorite 50th item yet!  Disney's Hollywood Studios - Rosie's All American CafĂ© Disney’s Hollywood Studios 50th Celebration Sandwich Cookie Celebrating the 50th anniversary with a pretzel shortbread cookie sandwiched with strawberry jam and peanut butter-chocolate fudge This cookie was honestly such a delight.  The first bite is peanut-buttery and wonderful, but then you keep going.  Your next bite you get a little jam with the peanut butter cookie, wow it got even better.  Now your fully into the cookie, and your third bite has the chocolate fudge in addition to the cookie and the jam and it is just the perfect trifecta of salty and sweet.  I can't wait to have this cookie again! Disney's Animal Kingdom - Dino-Bites Snacks 50th Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich Vanilla ice cream s

Citricos Lounge

Citricos has long been a staple at Disney's Grand Floridan Resort and Spa but it recently underwent a rather lengthy refurbishment which had it keeping the Citricos name but introduced touches of Mary Poppins Returns throughout the restaurant and gave everything a little refresh.  The restaurant remains a Signature Dining experience and is open for dinner service.  We of course had to check out the changes but didn't want to be tied to a reservation time so opted to try for the lounge instead which is walk-up, first come, first serve seating.  There are three small tables with cozy chairs and couches and a small bar area.   The details are beautiful from when you first walk in, the choices of fabrics on the chairs to the intricate lighting.  There is so much to see and take in.  We were lucky enough that there was an open table when we arrived so we had no wait and sat right down.  There are also lovely windows here for views of the Grand Floridan grounds.  This is a lounge so

Hollywood Brown Derby

The Hollywood Brown Derby is Disney's Hollywood Studio's Signature Dining establishment serving lunch and dinner, known for dishes such as the famous Cobb Salad and the Grapefruit Cake.  You'll be transported back to the golden age of Hollywood when you walk inside and see the walls lined with caricatures of celebrities and rich dark wood tones.   The menu here was updated as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations so we were excited to give it a try!  The meal started with some lovely rolls and butter with fancy sea salt which was delightful.  I also started the meal with what I believe was an old fashioned but can't find the cocktail list now so can't get the exact description for you, I apologize.  It was great though.   We started off our meal with some appetizers as per usual, because I just tend to really love appetizers.  However, none of them were really jumping out at us but then our server said the magic words "pork belly" when we asked what he

What to Expect at The World's Most Magical Celebration

The World's Most Magical Celebration kicked off on October 1, 2021 but for a celebration 50 years in the making, you better believe that it's not over yet! The celebration will last for 18 months so you have until March 2023 to experience all the celebration has to offer. What exactly can you expect from the World's Most Magical Celebration? Let's review some of the special experiences you'll find during the celebration. EARidescent Excitement Throughout the celebration, you'll be immersed in shimmering EARidescence throughout the Theme Parks and Resorts. Before you even arrive on property, you'll see some 50th Anniversary decorations and photo opps at the Orlando International Airport.  50th Anniversary decorations at the Orlando International Airport Fun photo opp at the Airport You can find Mickey Mouse and his pals dressed in sparkling new, EARidescent looks aboard Mickey's Celebration Cavalcade at the Magic Kingdom. Cinderella Castle is also all de

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida is a time for a little extra jazz with your vacation.  All the Mardi Gras fun is included with your park admission from parades to headliner concerts (both on select nights.)  There are also specialty food and beverage items for purchase inspired by foods from around the world. Mardi Gras this year runs from Feb. 5–Apr. 24, 2022 giving you lots of opportunities to join in on the fun.   Concert highlights (for me at least) this year include Barenaked Ladies, Marshmello, Gavin Degraw and Jason Derulo. There's a variety of musical acts to suit many tastes!  Concerts are scheduled on most Saturday and some Sunday nights throughout the event.   The parades consist of beautiful floats and of course lots of beads.  Want to watch from a distance or see how many you can catch?  Find a spot along the parade route and take your pick. We enjoyed trying to collect one necklace of each color and taking in the details on all the floats.   As an avid foodie,