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Exclusive passholder offers at 2018 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays including Goofy AP Magnet

It’s a good time to be a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder at the upcoming 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. There are a host of exclusive offers this year including a special AP magnet featuring Goofy.

The complimentary magnet can be yours at either Mouse Gear or Port of Entry while supplies last. Limit is one per passholder and a photo idea must be presented to get your gift. We keep our collection on our refrigerator, but we also see a ton of cars with trunks covered in the AP magnets. Where do you keep yours?

Other AP deals this year include:

  • An exclusive Goofy Gingerbread Cookie. Purchase yours at the Taste Track food booth on November 18th while supplies last.
  • Look for Annual Passholder Festival of the Holidays exclusive merchandise including a cute Chip & Dale ornament, a t-shirt and more.
  • Don’t forget to apply your 20% merchandise discount for Festival Gear including Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree Scavenger Hunt

The 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays will start on November 18th and runs through December 30th.

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Better Hurry…Last Chance for Sips and Bites at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

If you have not yet attended Epcot International Food & Wine Festival this year or have been thinking of returning to explore the over 30 global marketplaces, you better hurry and make plans because the festival ends Nov. 12.

This fall Florida weather is perfect for strolling through the Festival, so get out there and ENJOY! Here’s a quick video to remind you of all the Festival has to offer.

Thanks to photographer David Roark, producer Mark Drennen, and the Yellow Shoes Team for creating this fun and fast-paced video … and Bryan Smoker for his clever editing!

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5 Unforgettable Walt Disney World Resort Holiday Events You Can Book Right Now

From glittering holiday decor to special entertainment to tasty seasonal treats, spending the holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort can’t be beat.

Here are five holiday experiences you can book right now that can help you make the most of your holiday visit:

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park – Experience the holiday party of a lifetime at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Taking place on select nights in November and December, this guest-favorite annual holiday event includes a special “Once Upon a Christmastime Parade,” “Holiday Wishes” fireworks, snow on Main Street, U.S.A., and much more. Pick up tickets now before they’re gone. You can also plus up your party experience with special dining options that are only available on party nights, including the Holiday Wishes Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace and Holiday Wishes Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing.

Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party – Reservations just opened for this brand-new F&B offering at Magic Kingdom Park. This experience begins at 9:30 p.m. on Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party nights, and includes a tasty hors d’oeuvres and a dessert buffet at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. At 11 p.m., you’ll have access to a special reserved viewing area for the truly enchanting “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade” as it makes its way down Main Street, U.S.A. Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party continues until 12:30 a.m., even longer than Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Both a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party ticket and reservations for Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party are required to attend. More details and bookings here.

Trumpet player, Christmas Tree

“The Candlelight Processional” Dining Packages at Epcot – “The Candlelight Processional” is a holiday tradition for many Disney guests and families. See the show with ease thanks to a “Candlelight Processional” dining package, which gives you breakfast, lunch or dinner at a tasty Epcot restaurant plus priority seating for the show. Each meal includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert or one full buffet or family-style dining (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage. Check out this year’s list of narrators – which includes newcomers Auli’i Cravalho and Alfonso Ribeiro, as well as returning favorites Neil Patrick Harris and Gary Sinise – here.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Not only does this delicious dessert party dish up mouth-watering sweets, but dessert party reservations give you priority viewing for not one, but two of Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ nighttime shows – “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” and “Disney Movie Magic,” as well as a greeting with a Disney character! Sneak a peek at the delicious menu and make your reservations here.

New Year’s Eve Celebration Reservations – Three unforgettable New Year’s Eve experiences – Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration, Disney Countdown to Midnight: A New Year’s Eve Celebration, and Disney Ink & Paint Club – are already on sale. Don’t miss out!

Holiday Minnie Snowflake Ears Headband

And, last but not least … no trip to Walt Disney World Resort during the holiday season would be complete without picking up an adorable holiday Minnie Snowflake Ears Headband or Santa Mickey Mouse Ear Hat. Several new styles were just released this fall. Grab them now at ShopDisneyParks.com before they’re gone!

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2019 EPCOT Festival of the Arts wants you to let your inner artist shine

The first festival of 2019 at EPCOT is the Festival of the Arts. Guests will experience a celebration of the visual, culinary, and performing arts beginning Jan. 18 and running 39 days through Feb. 25, 2019. This year there will be more live music than ever before, fresh tastes to savor, and new artwork to admire and bring home. There are even a couple chances for you to let your artistic ability shine.

New this year, the Disney on Broadway Concert Series expands to seven days a week during the festival, providing more opportunities than ever before to bask in live Disney magic. Each week, different pairs of Disney on Broadway stars will take the America Gardens Theatre stage to sing favorite songs from award-winning Disney on Broadway productions. The lineup will rotate regularly, featuring music from shows such as “The Lion King,” “Frozen” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Performers this year include:

  • Kerry Butler (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
  • Meredith Inglesby (“The Little Mermaid”) and Steve Blanchard (“Beauty and the Beast”)
  • Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
  • Heidi Blickenstaff (“Freaky Friday”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)
  • Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
  • Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)

The concert series is included with park admission; showtimes are 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. nightly. The Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package is available at participating Epcot restaurants and guarantees show seating; package bookings open Nov. 8, 2018.

In addition to the concert series, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will feature 13 Food Studios, plus additional creative food and beverage offerings around Epcot with an expanded selection of delicious new tastes to savor:

  • The Artist’s Table will feature beef wellington with mushroom bordelaise, fennel cream and roasted baby vegetables
  • Smoked salmon and cream gâteau with egg yolk cream, paddlefish caviar and micro-herbs is sure to be a new favorite at The Painter’s Palate
  • Pop Eats! will serve up almond frangipane cake with raspberry and chocolate
  • Red wine-braised short rib with parsnip purée, broccolini, baby tomatoes and aged balsamic will be available at Cuisine Classique

Guests may fan their inspirational flames by bringing a piece of the festival home with them. Art collectors and Disney enthusiasts alike will find artwork for sale throughout the entire park, from the Art of Disney store to Festival Markets. In addition, special merchandise will be available at Mouse Gear and other Epcot locations featuring the festival’s logo adorning shirts, mugs, totes and other charming items.

The 2019 event provides fun every day for the whole family, including mesmerizing performance art, complimentary seminars, hands-on activities and much more:

  • Everyone’s invited to grab a paintbrush and help create a wall mural along World Showcase Plaza.
  • Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to literally step inside works of art and take fun photos, such as the “Washington Crossing the Delaware” Artful Photo Opportunity.
  • The Paint with a Disney Artist program invites guests to learn under the tutelage of a professional (offered select Fridays and Sundays, including continental breakfast, for an additional fee).
  • A variety of workshops led by professionals will teach different artistic techniques, such as floral design, ink and paint, mixed-media art and more (offered Friday-Monday for an additional fee). As a memento of what they learned, guests will take their creations home with them.
  • Complimentary 30-minute seminars will give guests helpful instruction for producing their own artwork at home.
  • More than 50 visiting artists participating in the festival will be available to meet with guests and share insights on their work.
  • Disney artists’ work will be exhibited across Epcot.
  • Gravity-defying feats of strength, acrobatics and many performing artists are scheduled throughout the festival.
  • International musical and variety acts will share their talents with guests, including the return of Bodh’aktan to the Canada stage and Delta Q, a new group performing in Germany.
  • Guests can join in the fun of Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt by purchasing a map at select merchandise locations.

Details on workshop registration will be released soon.

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Trendy Top 5 Fun for Families at Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Did somebody say ‘trendy?’ In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Yesss, the voice of Taraji P. Henson, is the head algorithm of a trend-making website called BuzzzTube. If it’s hip, if it’s trendy, if it’s now, Yesss has seen it first and shared it with the world. With an eye for the next viral video sensation, Yesss has her finger on the internet’s fast-paced pulse. If anyone knows how to work the web, it’s Yesss.

Speaking of trendy, check out these Yesss approved “Trendy Top 5 Fun for Families” at Epcot International Food and Wine Festival this year!

  • Festival Play Zone: Be sure to visit this awesome area inspired by “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” It’s the perfect place to recharge for people of all ages!
  • Disney Du Jour Dance Party: On Friday and Saturday evenings, kids can enjoy an interactive atmosphere where they can dance to a DJ and play along with a rotating cast of Disney Characters. Plus, a special guest from Radio Disney will top off the party with an exclusive concert!
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt: Embark on a Ratatouille-inspired adventure where kids of all ages can search for Remy on a savory scavenger hunt around the Festival—with Remy hiding in all new locations!
  • Kid-approved Dining: Be on the lookout for the strawberry symbol on the Global Marketplace menus that will lead you to dishes designed with kids in mind!
  • Chocolate Experience: Immerse yourself in the sights, smells and flavors of chocolate—the world’s most famous flavor! Marvel at chocolate sculptures created by our own Walt Disney World Resort pastry chefs and explore the journey chocolate must take to get from the bean to the bar. Don’t miss your chance to sample chocolates, purchase gourmet drinking chocolate, and shop for a bag of your favorite Ghirardelli Gourmet Chocolates.

For more information on the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, check out TasteEpcot.com. See Yesss when “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits U.S. theaters on November 21, and meet the movie’s stars, Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz, at Epcot beginning that same date!

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2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Returns in January with 39 Days of Artful Fun

Guests can kick off 2019 with the return of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts – a 39-day celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world. Beginning Jan. 18 and running through Feb. 25, the festival offers artful activities for the entire family, from special entertainment and interactive workshops to immersive art experiences and world-class cuisine.

New in 2019, guests can now sing along to their favorite Disney Broadway tunes seven days a week during the popular Disney on Broadway Concert Series, with daily showings at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Each week, different pairs of Disney on Broadway stars will take the America Gardens Theatre stage to sing favorite songs from award-winning Disney on Broadway productions. The lineup will rotate regularly, featuring music from shows such as “The Lion King,” “Frozen” and “Beauty and the Beast”:

  • Kerry Butler (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
  • Meredith Inglesby (“The Little Mermaid”) and Steve Blanchard (“Beauty and the Beast”)
  • Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
  • Heidi Blickenstaff (“Freaky Friday”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)
  • Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
  • Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)

The concert series is included with park admission; reserved seating is available by booking a Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package, which allows guests to make a breakfast, lunch or dinner reservation at a participating Epcot restaurant and later enjoy priority seating at a show. Dining package reservations open Nov. 8, and for more information, visit Disneyworld.com or call 407-939-3463.

Speaking of food … Epcot International Festival of the Arts will feature 13 Food Studios, plus other creative (and savory!) offerings around Epcot with an expanded menu of tastes and sips. Drop by The Artist’s Table for beef wellington with mushroom bordelaise, fennel cream and roasted baby vegetables, or enjoy smoked salmon and cream gâteau with egg yolk cream, paddlefish caviar and micro-herbs at The Painter’s Palate. Pop Eats! will serve up almond frangipane cake with raspberry and chocolate, while red wine-braised short rib with parsnip purée, broccolini, baby tomatoes and aged balsamic will be available at Cuisine Classique.

Guests will also find activities to the inspire artists of all ages. Here are a few fun highlights:

  • Everyone’s invited to grab a paintbrush and help create a wall mural along World Showcase Plaza.
  • At the Artful Photo Opportunities, you can step inside masterworks of art and take photos with friends.
  • The Paint with a Disney Artist program invites guests to learn under the tutelage of a professional (offered select Fridays and Sundays, including continental breakfast, for an additional fee).
  • Performing artists are scheduled throughout the festival, demonstrating gravity-defying feats of strength, acrobatics and many other skills.
  • International musical and variety acts will share their talents with guests, including the return of Bodh’aktan to the Canada stage and Delta Q, a new group performing in Germany.
  • Guests can join in the fun of Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt by purchasing a map at select merchandise locations.
  • A variety of workshops led by professionals will teach different artistic techniques, such as floral design, ink and paint, mixed-media art and more (offered Friday-Monday for an additional fee). As a memento of what they learn, guests will take their creations home with them. Details on workshop registration
    will be released soon.
  • Complimentary 30-minute seminars will give guests helpful instruction for producing their own artwork at home.

Now, more than ever is the time to start planning your visit to the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts. Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more updates!

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#DisneyFamilia: Celebrate Día de los Muertos at Epcot!

Día de los Muertos is almost here, and to celebrate we want to invite you to the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot!

To celebrate this amazing tradition filled with magic and color, we have a variety of festive clothing, cups, mugs, and of course the iconic Día de los Muertos inspired ears, ¿ya las tienen?

In addition, Mexican artist Carmelita Melchor Jimón will be at Plaza de los Amigos with her painted Día de los Muertos Catrina dolls from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. daily through November 4!

She will be handcrafting, painting and personalizing catrinas for guests. Carmelita is a 5th generation artist from Jalisco, Mexico, crafting catrinas out of paper maché to celebrate Día de los Muertos.

Mexican artist Carmelita Melchor Jimón Mexican artist Carmelita Melchor Jimón's Catrina dolls

Bring your familia and friends to the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot to commemorate one of the most special Mexican traditions!

*Merchandise available while supplies last. Artist appearance is subject to space, availability and changes without notice.

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Ralph and Vanellope Go from Breaking the Internet to Visiting Disney Parks This Fall

Disney’s all-new animated adventure “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is coming to theaters November 21. To celebrate, Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz are once again venturing beyond Litwak’s arcade for special appearances in Disney Parks.

Beginning November 9, Disneyland Resort guests will find Ralph and Vanellope in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure park. They’ll also be heading east to Walt Disney World Resort, where you’ll be able to meet them at Epcot, starting November 21 in Innoventions West. And a new experiment will soon be underway at the Imagination Institute, creating a portal into other dimensions. This winter, that portal opens a window on the internet for Ralph and Venellope to step through for regular encounters with Epcot guests in the ImageWorks area of the Imagination! pavilion.

Who’s ready to see Ralph and Vanellope in Disney Parks and to check out their new movie, “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” this fall?

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Find your #HappyPlace: The “Best Eats” Around Walt Disney World Resort

Our mission continues! We searched high and low for the tastiest “best eats” for your next visit to Walt Disney World Resort.

The vegetarian 7-Layer Rice Bowl can be found at Fairfax Fare at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Take advantage of mobile ordering using My Disney Experience to get ahead of the line and get even more time to try more snacks!

Trek over to Mr. Kamal’s, a gem of a dining location between Asia and Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for fries jam packed with flavors of chili, paprika, tzatziki sauce AND Sriracha ketchup.

The Croque Glacé from L’Artisan des Glaces at Epcot is complete with a brioche bun – did somebody say c’est YUM!?

What is your favorite “best eat” at Walt Disney World Resort?

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Get a Taste of the 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise

The 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by MISFIT makes its delicious return to the Walt Disney World Resort November 1-4, 2018. Full of a delectable slate of exciting events, top off your weekend celebration with commemorative merchandise. Get a ‘taste’ of what offerings will be making their way to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo:

2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise

This year’s event merchandise collection will whisk you away with romantic, Tuscan themes featuring artwork celebrating some of our favorite culinary characters. Runners participating in the weekend’s events will find a variety of logo performance apparel and “I Did It!” products including shirts in multiple styles and jackets.

2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise - Event weekend hat and assorted headbands

2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise - TERVIS glassware 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise - Car magnets
2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise - Limited release Disney pins 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise - Special ear hat designed for the runDisney Kids Races

Other products include an event weekend hat and assorted headbands as well as limited release Disney pins. Guests will also find collectible items such as various TERVIS glassware, car magnets and more. Don’t miss the special ear hat designed for the runDisney Kids Races, perfect for your littlest runner.

2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise

Look for these commemorative items and more during the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. All Guests are invited to attend during the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 2, 2018: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Foodie Guide to Epcot International Festival of the Holidays 2018

The holidays are almost here and I am SO READY! One of things I’m most excited for this year is the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, which runs from November 18 through December 30, 2018. Celebrating joyous holiday traditions from around the globe, this festival returns to Epcot once again with festivities including the ever-popular Candlelight Processional (starting Nov. 22) as well as festive decorations and unforgettable entertainment.

Pastrami on Rye from L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

But we all know what I’m here for – the FOOD! With 12 Holiday Kitchens as well as additional locations throughout the park, there are deliciously festive dishes around every corner. New at this year’s festival, we’ve got a host of new items at Feast of the Three Kings as well as a WHOLE NEW HOLIDAY KITCHEN! The new L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen features traditional Jewish dishes such as Pastrami on Rye, Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup, Egg Cream, and more.

Holiday Cookie Stroll Cookies at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

And what would the holidays be without cookies? You won’t want to miss out on the official Holiday Cookie Stroll! Purchase any 5 cookies from any of the official cookie stroll locations noted in your Passport, making sure to collect a matching stamp for each cookie purchased. Once you’ve collected 5 stamps, bring the stamped Passport to Holiday Sweets & Treats for a complimentary completer cookie! How fun is that? This fun activity is great for the kids, and can be completed at your own leisure. You can also bring back your stamped Passport to Epcot at any time during the festival to complete your stroll.

Peppermint Sugar Cookies from Bavaria Holiday Kitchen at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

If you’re wanting all of the info on the menus for this year’s Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, I’ve put together this foodie guide just for you! This list is fresh out of the oven and is jam-packed with unique dishes and holiday cocktails and beverages as well as the classics like cookies, eggnog, gingerbread treats, hot cocoa, and more. Check out all the yummy details below! And if you’re looking for more information on the festival or to book Candlelight Processional Dining Packages, visit the Walt Disney World website.

Cheese Fondue from Bavaria Holiday Kitchen at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

BAVARIA HOLIDAY KITCHEN (GERMANY)
Food Items:

  • Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce (Kid-Approved)
  • Sauerbraten, Red Cabbage and Spätzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes featuring Melissa’s Produce (Vegetarian) (Kid-Approved)
  • Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream
  • Peppermint Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Schöfferhofer Pomegranate Hefeweizen, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Cider Flight
  • Regional Riesling
  • Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine

Hand-Carved Smoked Ham from American Holiday Table at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

AMERICAN HOLIDAY TABLE (THE AMERICAN ADVENTURE)
Food Items:

  • Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce (Kid-Approved)
  • Hand-carved Smoked Ham with Green Beans and Sweet Potato Casserole (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (Kid-Approved)
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce (Vegetarian)
  • Red and Green Chocolate Chip Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • American Heritage Milk Chocolate Gourmet Hot Cocoa with Wondermade Marshmallows (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Cranberry Kringle Pilsner, Orlando, FL
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk Stout, Sarasota, FL
  • Holiday Beer Flight
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: American Heritage Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps

ce Wine Flight from Yukon Holiday Kitchen at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

YUKON HOLIDAY KITCHEN (CANADA)
Food Items:

  • Seared Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere with Canadian Ketchup (Kid-Approved)
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble (Vegetarian) (Kid-Approved)
  • Gold Chocolate Chip Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Frozen Coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Éphémère Strawberry and Rhubarb
  • Inniskillin Riesling Icewine
  • Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Icewine
  • Inniskillin Gold Oak Icewine
  • Ice Wine Flight
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky

Tres Leches Rice Pudding from Feast of the Three Kings at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

FEAST OF THE THREE KINGS (SHOWCASE PLAZA)
Food Items:

  • Pastelón: Sofrito-marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji and Tomato Sauce (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco (Vegetarian) (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (Kid-Approved)
  • Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Green and White Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Trey Reyes Mango Golden
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog with a Bacardi Gold Dark Rum Floater

HOLIDAY SWEETS & TREATS (SHOWCASE PLAZA)
Food Items:

  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Peppermint Candy (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (Kid-Approved)
  • Holiday Tree Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)
  • Holiday Cookie Stroll Completer Cookie – Red and Green Mickey Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • TG Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings Winter Spice Tea (non-alcoholic)
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Cordials (Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico Liqueur or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky)
  • Firenog: T.G. Lee Eggnog with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings® Winter Spice Tea and Butterscotch Schnapps

Potato Knish with Herb Sour Cream from L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

L’CHAIM! HOLIDAY KITCHEN (BETWEEN MOROCCO AND FRANCE)
Food Items:

  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
  • Potato Knish with Herb Sour Cream (Vegetarian) (Kid-Approved)
  • Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup
  • Black and White Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Egg Cream: Milk, Chocolate Syrup and Seltzer (non-alcoholic)
  • Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail

REFRESHMENT OUTPOST (NEAR AFRICA OUTPOST)
Food Items:

  • Warm Caramel Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce (Kid-Approved)

Beverage Items:

  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL

Turkey Poutine from Refreshment Port at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

REFRESHMENT PORT (NEAR CANADA)
Food Items:

  • Turkey Poutine: Sweet Potato Fries with Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish and Crispy Onions

Beverage Items:

  • Eggnog Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Eggnog Shake with Baileys Irish Cream

FIFE & DRUM (THE AMERICAN ADVENTURE)
Food Items:

  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce and Crunchy Streusel Topping (Kid-Approved)

Beverage Items:

  • Budweiser Reserve Collection Copper Lager

Croissant Doughnut from Taste Track at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

TASTE TRACK (NEAR TEST TRACK)
Food Items:

  • Croissant Doughnut tossed in Cinnamon Sugar
  • Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate and Holiday Sprinkles (Kid-Approved)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Eggnog Pastry Cream and Gingersnap Crumbs
  • Gelato

Beverage Items:

  • Pancake Milkshake (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red

LE MARCHE DE NOËL HOLIDAY KITCHEN (FRANCE)
Food Items:

  • Napoléon de Saumon Fumé, Brioche à L’aneth: Smoked Salmon Napoleon in a Dill Brioche
  • Bouchée à la Reine Traditionnelle: Turkey and Mushrooms in a Veloute Cream Sauce served in a Light Puff Pastry
  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat “Christmas Log”: Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Caramel Ganache
  • (Kid-Approved)

Beverage Items:

  • Spiced Rum Punch Slush: Spiced Rum, Rhum Clement V.S.O.P., Orange and Pineapple Juice with Cinnamon
  • Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Blend, Château La Grand Moulin, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux
  • Holiday Kir: Sparking Wine and Monin Cranberry Syrup
  • Willm, Brut Blanc de Blanc Sparking Wine

SAPPHIRE HOLIDAY KITCHEN (MOROCCO)
Food Items:

  • Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab with Whole Wheat Pita, Cucumber, Olives, Tomatoes, Mint Yogurt Sauce and Harissa-cilantro Dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Glaze
  • “Sfenj” – Warm Beignets with Cream, Cinnamon Sugar, Toasted Almonds and Chocolate Sauce

Beverage Items:

  • Casa Beer
  • Kasbah Prestige Red Wine
  • The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparking Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water
  • Walnut Spiced Coffee with Walnut Liqueur and topped with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream

TUSCANY HOLIDAY KITCHEN (ITALY)
Food Items:

  • Cavatappi ai Quattro Formaggi: Baked Four-Cheese Pasta, Parmesan Crumble and Truffle Essence (Kid-Approved)
  • Mozzarella in Carozza: Golden-crusted Fried Mozzarella Sandwich and Tomato Sauce (Kid-Approved)
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters and a Vanilla Sauce Drizzle with Chocolate Caramel Sauce
  • Bacio al Cioccolato: Warm Hazelnut Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature Traditional Italian Christmas Fruitcake

Beverage Items:

  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • Moscato

SHANGHAI HOLIDAY KITCHEN (CHINA)
Food Items:

  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls (Kid-Approved)
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
  • Celebration Barbecue Pork with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie
  • Spicy Mala Chicken with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie

Beverage Items:

  • Sweetened Bubble Milk Tea: Mango Flavored Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Beer
  • Plum Wine

SHI WASU HOLIDAY KITCHEN (JAPAN)
Food Items:

  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodles in Hot Dashi Soup with Chicken and Spinach
  • Holiday Green Tea “Yule Log”: Delicate Spongecake rolled with Whipped Cream Filling

Beverages:

  • Ichigo Milk Boba: Popping Strawberry Boba Cream Drink with Japanese Calpico (non-alcoholic)
  • Sapporo Draft Beer
  • Cinnamon Apple Cider: Plum Wine, Orange Juice with Lemonade and Apples

LAS POSADAS HOLIDAY KITCHEN (MEXICO)
Food Items:

  • Enchilada de Pollo con Mole: Chipotle Chicken in a Corn Tortilla topped with Mole Negro and garnished with Shredded Oaxaca Cheese and Sesame Seeds
  • Tamal de Camarón: Corn Tamal stuffed with Guajillo-marinated Shrimp topped with Mole Rojo and Shredded Cotija Cheese
  • Arroz Con Leche: Rice Pudding with Cranberries

Beverages:

  • Cerveza Mexicana Artesanal: Allende Mexican Craft Ale served with a Floater of Kahlúa
  • Noche Buena Margarita: Libélula Joven Tequila, Cranberry and Lime Juices and Agave Nectar topped with Lime Foam and Sprinkles
  • La Posada Margarita: Cazadores Blanco Tequila, Horchata-Cinnamon Liqueur, and Agua de Horchata topped with Cinnamon

ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL LOCATIONS:

L’Artisan Des Glaces

  • Glace au Pain d’Epices: Gingerbread Ice Cream with Gingerbread Pieces (Kid-Approved)

Boulagnerie Patisserie Les Halles

  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolate: Chocolate Christmas Log with Chocolate Mint Cream Mousse and Chocolate Crunch Biscuit (Kid-Approved)

UK Beer Cart

  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Irish Whiskey

UK Tea Caddy

  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey & Drambuie

Norway- Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream

Fountain View Café

  • Mickey Santa Hat Cupcake

Canada Popcorn Cart

  • Pecan Maple Bark featuring Crown Maple Sugar

Funnel Cake (The American Adventure)

  • Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Future World East: Mistletoe Mile – Brown Jug Bourbon Cream with Eggnog topped with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon
  • Canada: Naughty and Nice – Grey Goose and Kahlúa with Eggnog topped with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon
  • Showcase Plaza: Rum Rudolph – RumChata with Eggnog topped with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon
  • The American Adventure: Cheerful Elf – Baileys Salted Caramel with Eggnog topped with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon

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Aerial tram ‘Disney Skyliner’ gondola network takes shape at Walt Disney World

The transportation system of the future at Walt Disney World is looking toward the past. The new Disney Skyliner gondola network will remind longtime guests of the Disney Skyway. You know, the one at Disneyland that used to go through the Matterhorn or the one at Magic Kingdom that gave us such wonderful views.

Disney has released a fun video with some updated concept art and a countdown of four fun facts about the Disney Skyliner:

We like the look of the stations, each themed a little different to match their surroundings. The support towers do kind of stand out, but we think that once the kinetic energy of the gondola cars start to go by, they’ll blend in better.

The network still isn’t at the point where they can start putting the first cable and testing the mechanics of the system, but it is getting a lot closer. Workers still have to install the last few support towers in the system near the Pop Century station and most of the stations still have considerable work to be finished.

The good news is that work is finally getting to the point where Disney needs to hire their first permanent employees that will learn and maintain the system.

The system will eventually connect two parks (Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios) and a number of resorts (Art of Animation/Pop Century, Disney’s Caribbean Beach, the new Riviera DVC resort, and the EPCOT area resorts – especially Beach Club, which is closest).

At this point, no one expects the Disney Skyliner to replace the Monorail as its most iconic transportation system. But the aerial tram does have a growing role to play in future transportation options for communities around the globe. I’m excited to see Disney once again showcasing it the the millions of guests who visit the resort every year.

Longtime readers of The Disney Blog will remember that we’ve been pushing for Walt Disney World to adopt a gondola network since January 2013. We think the system could eventually be even larger than this first network, but connecting two parks and a bunch of resorts, is a good start.

According to sources, Disney is targeting Summer of 2019 to open the Disney Skyliner to guests.

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  1. 2018 Fall Family Festival

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    November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
  6. FIU’s 32nd Festival of the Trees

    November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  7. School Day at the 2018 Florida Tiny House MUSIC Festival

    November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
  8. 10th Annual OrlandoJobs.com Job Fair and Career Expo

    November 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0
  9. Florida Tiny House Music Festival (3rd Annual)

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