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Top 5 Best Disney World Pools at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Many families plan a day off from the parks during a Disney World vacation to let the kids rest and relax. There are lots of great activities that you can enjoy like shopping at Disney Springs, horseback riding at Fort Wilderness, carriage rides through Port Orleans, and swimming at your hotel’s pool. With so many resorts to choose from, you may be wondering which Walt Disney World Resorts offer the best pools. Here is our list of our five favorite Disney World pools.

  1. Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach & Yacht Club Resorts: Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort have the best pool at the Walt Disney World Resort. They share Stormalong Bay, a three acre “water wonderland.” Stormalong Bay features a lazy river, a pirate ship water slide (one of the tallest water slides at Disney, by the way), a sand-bottomed pool, beach area for the kids to build sand castles, and so much more. The whole family will love splashing and playing at Stormalong Bay.
  2. The Lava Pool at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: The Lava Pool will let you feel like you’ve traveled to Hawaii for the day. Relax under the waterfall while the kids slide down the volcano themed water slide or play on the new tiki-themed water playscape that was built just for them. Plus, the Lava Pool offers a great view of Magic Kingdom’s nighttime fireworks spectacular, Happily Ever After!
  3. The Big Blue Pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort features the largest non-waterpark pool at Disney World, the Big Blue Pool! Your kids will love the Finding Nemo theme of the Big Blue Pool, complete with its own underwater soundtrack with voices of their favorite characters from the movie. There’s also a splash pad and zero depth entry in the main pool, making it a great choice for families with little ones on a budget.
  4. Fuentes del Morro Pool at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort: The Fuentes del Morro pool at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is a pirate’s paradise centered around an old Spanish fortress. Swashbucklers of all ages will love the two water slides, water cannons, and zero depth entry pool while the littlest pirates can splash and play at the shipwreck themed water play area full of mini water slides, crow’s nest, and tipping bucket.
  5. The Dig Site at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: The Dig Site at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is home to The Lost City of Cibola Pool and waterslide. The complex is centered around a 50 foot pyramid, resembling ancient Mayan ruins, with water rushing down the steps. You’ll also find the largest outdoor hot tub at Disney World here, with room for up to 22 guests!
The Lava Pool at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

What are your favorite Disney World pools? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Thinking about a Disney World vacation? Call Siera at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com today for help planning your Disney World vacation at no cost to you!

Top 12 Best Thrill Rides at Universal Orlando Resort

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From the Universal Orlando Resort Blog:

Thrill seekers, it’s time to seize the day on your next vacation. Below are the top thrill rides at Universal that will make your heart rate spike during your visit to Universal Orlando Resort.

1. The Incredible Hulk Coaster

Let’s start this list with a Hulk Smash. The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’sIslands of Adventure has an intense launch and multiple exhilarating loops. This is a thrill seeker’s dream roller coaster and a cannot miss.

2. Krakatau Aqua Coaster

Krakatau Aqua Coaster at Universal’s Volcano Bay is an incredible technological achievement. This 4 person canoe slides through mists and will take you through Krakatau, the mighty fire and water Volcano.

3. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Yes, you can choose your favorite song. However, it’s all about the 90-degree climb into the sky on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. I rode this ride at Universal Studios Floridamultiple times to write this list, you know, for research purposes.

4. Jurassic Park River Adventure

“Hold on to your butts” because Jurassic Park River Adventure at Islands of Adventure has a T-rex, raptors, and an 85 ft evacuation drop.

5. Ko’okiri Body Plunge

Have you ever dropped straight down from a Volcano? This is your chance. Ko’okiri Body Plunge at Volcano Bay features a 70-degree angle descent via trap door. This is a real test of courage.

6. Doctor Doom’s Fearfall

One enormous drop for man, one giant launch to the sky for mankind. Doctor Doom’s Fearfall at Islands of Adventure is a glorious treasure. Not only is it fun, but the view from the top—185ft high, to be exact—is enough to make any thrill seeker’s must do list.

7. Ohno of Ohyah & Ohno Body Drop Slides

This drop slide at Volcano Bay does not disappoint when you are an adrenaline junkie. I recommend you don’t miss Ohno (purple) which is a higher drop then Ohyah.

8. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

Now, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts at Universal Studios Florida has a tilt drop that will test your ability to not yell in fear, so this ride makes the list.

9. Honu of the Honu Ika Moana

Honu means Sea Turtle (blue slide) but don’t let that fool you—this ride at Volcano Bay is a rush. This is a multi-person raft so get a few of your friends and get terrified together.

10. Revenge of the Mummy

Revenge of the Mummy is an indoor coaster at Universal Studios Florida and is a fan favorite for a reason. You’ll encounter mummies, beetles, fire, and a curse (which, of course, is real)

11. Tai Nui of Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides

This body slide at Volcano Bay is the definition of a rush. This drop slide seats atop of the volcano sending you down fast before reaching the bottom for a glorious splash. Just remember Tai Nui (green) is my recommendation for anyone seeking extra excitement. The anticipation before you drop is what thrills are made of.

12. Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls

I know what you’re thinking, is Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls in Islands of Adventure thrilling? Well, one: “danger, dynamite.” Two: you WILL wet your pants.

So now it’s time for you to live your most thrilling life at Universal Orlando Resort.

Are you still reading? What are you waiting for? Let’s go!

Look Closer at Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Disney California Adventure Park

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Benvenuto! Hop in, cousin, and buckle up while we take a closer look at Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadstersat Disney California Adventure park. This attraction takes you through Luigi’s Casa Della Tires, before heading out to the dance floor where Luigi’s cousins have put on their dancing tires and let loose. Don’t race through the queue or you’ll miss some neat details!

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It’s not called Casa Della Tires for nothing! Luigi has all his finest and favorite tires on display in the tire showroom, including Lightyear Radials, Tortellini Tires and Fettuccini. Keep an eye out for all the different brands!

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As you leave the tire gallery, look across the way where Luigi and Guido have three boards full of memorabilia. It’s no surprise that Luigi is a huge Lightning McQueen fan – he and Guido were part of Lightning’s pit crew at both the Piston Cup and the World Prix. Luigi has even kept issues of magazines like Rolling Tire and RSN where Lightning is featured on the cover. If you look closely, you might spot memorabilia from around the world!

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While it is clear that Luigi loves Italy, he’s made a home in Carburetor County and kept many mementos from his time in Radiator Springs–including a sign for Route 66 and a flier from the Carburetor County Classic Film Festival where they played movies like “Mary Poppin’ a Wheelie” and “Monster Trucks, Inc.”

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As you exit the building and enter the patio area, take a peek at Luigi’s office. He has all sorts of fun décor scattered about, like the Italian flag, postcards from around the globe and even an Automotive Table of the Elements. Some elements to note are Vroomium, Car-bon, Bumperine and Towtalum.

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Luigi’s desk is full of nods to his life in Radiator Springs. You might notice a note from Doc Hudson, file folders with the names of other residents and an invoice from Shiny Wax. While it may not seem the most organized, his desk is a treasure trove of memories!

Thanks for joining us on today’s tour of Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, racers!

Top Seven Places to Order Sushi at Disney World

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Sushi is a very popular food among guests of all backgrounds so if you’re a sushi lover, you may not want to go your entire vacation without any. There are a number of places where you can order sushi at Disney World, but today we’re going to share with you the top seven spots. It’s that small ball of vinegar-flavored cooked rice with fish (usually raw) or vegetables that makes sushi, well, sushi. Rolls count too.

  • Female sushi chefs are onstage at Tokyo Dining at the Japan Pavilion in Epcot, rolling out favorites such as the Fire Cracker Roll with tempura shrimp, a touch of jalapeño and Sriracha drizzle, or the Tropical Roll with salmon and avocado topped with fried plantain and mango-sweet chili coulis. You can be more straightforward with nigiri (raw salmon, scallops, sea bream and other fish) on a small ball of rice with a dab of wasabi. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
  • (Quick Tip- If you are just looking for a quick snack of sushi at Disney World, stop by the kiosk just outside of the Japan pavilion or even Katsura Grill!)

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  • California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort counts sushi as one of its top appetizers (or we can make a meal of it). From a California Combo Roll with jumbo lump crab, avocado, cucumber and shrimp tempura to a snazzy Truffle-Scented Tofu Roll with avocado, jicama, quinoa, crispy fingerling potatoes, silken tofu and truffle emulsion, there are six inventive rolls on the menu. Dinner daily.
  • At Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Kona Island offers sushi for lunch and dinner in a casual setting in the upstairs lobby. We like the vegetable nigiri, six pieces of seasonal veggies on vinegar-flavored rice. Or try the Hamachi Tuna-Cilantro roll or classic California Roll with lump crab, citrus mayo, cucumber and avocado. Lunch and dinner daily.

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  • Disney Springs has two spots for sushi: Morimoto Asia and Splitsville. The chefs put on a dazzling show at the sushi bar at Morimoto Asia with favorites like the Spider Roll with tempura soft shell crab, spicy mayo, and asparagus; Eel and Avocado Roll, and the Spicy Salmon Roll. But the pièce de résistance is the Sushi and Sashimi Platter for four to six guests that includes chilled whole lobster, Alaskan king crab, oysters, shrimp, nine pieces of nigiri and 14 pieces of sashimi. Splitsville Luxury Lanes (yes, the luxury bowling lanes) has two sushi bars and offers 10 rolls – try the Ninja Crunch with fried salmon, krab, tempura crunch and salmon drizzled with spicy mayo and eel sauce. Both locations are open for lunch and dinner daily.
  • Kimonos at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel offers one of the largest selections of sushi at Walt Disney World Resort, with seven cooked sushi rolls and 10 raw sushi rolls. From tempura asparagus to a Cajun Roll with spicy crawfish, there’s something for every palate. Open daily for dinner (nightly karaoke too!).

Where is your favorite place to get sushi at Disney World? Let us know in the comments below.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Interactive Wand Guide

From the Universal Orlando Resort Blog:

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So, you’re planning your trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

You have your robe…

Butterbeer…

and your interactive wand…

Wait, what do you mean you don’t have a wand? You don’t know where to get them? You know what they do though? What?! Okay, come with me and I will guide you along your journey.

What do the interactive wands look like?

Let’s start off simple, there are 22 interactive wands in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter inspired by the wands of your favorite characters from the Harry Potter film series.

Pretty awesome, right? And (in case you needed even more options) there are also interactive wands that are not based on a character and are instead unique to the witch or wizard’s personality.

Now that you are torn between 2 or 3 different wands, let me show you where you can find them in our parks.

Where do you go to find the wands?

In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, you can find interactive wands at Ollivanders

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as well as Wands by Gregorovitch.

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In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, you can find interactive wands at Ollivanders

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as well as the wand cart on the path to Hogwarts castle.

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If you have the time, we recommend visiting the wand keeper in Ollivanders so you can witness the magic of a wand choosing its witch or wizard.

Wands can also be found at the Universal Store in front of Universal Studios Floridaand at CityWalk.

What do the wands even do?

Now that you have your interactive wand, you are now ready to cast spells all along your journey!

In total, there are 16 spells you can cast in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and 9 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade.

Inside your interactive wand box is a double-sided map that comes with the details of all the spell casting locations.

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At the location, a gold medallion shows wizards and witches where to stand as well as the correct wand movement for the spell.

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With some practice, you’ll be creating magic in no time. Here’s a quick glimpse of Reparo, one of the many spells you can cast. This charm fixes something that has been broken.

Now you’re all set! You’ve got your robe, Butterbeer, and an interactive wand! Which wand is YOUR favorite all throughout #WizardingWorldOrlando? Tell us on TwitterInstagramFacebook or in the comments below!

Egg White Vegetable Frittata Recipe from Aulani with Macadamia Nut Pesto

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Mornings at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, are wonderful, especially because of the abundance of delicious breakfast options. You can choose to indulge in a fantastic breakfast buffet at Makahiki, dine on classics and island specialities at ‘AMA‘AMA, or just pick up light breakfast items from Ulu Cafe. You can even have breakfast delivered to your hotel room through room service!

Aulani’s talented chefs created an island-inspired frittata with egg whites and vegetables, topped with a homemade macadamia nut pesto and cheese and it is delicious! Check out the cooking demo video and full recipe for the egg white vegetable frittata recipe from Aulani below. Enjoy!

Egg White Vegetable Frittata Recipe from Aulani with Macadamia Nut Pesto
Serves 4

MACADAMIA NUT PESTO
1 cup tightly packed basil leaves
3 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
1 tbsp. chopped macadamia nuts
2 cloves garlic
6 tbsp. olive oil
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

EGG WHITE FRITTATA
1 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup diced eggplant
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced mushroom
1/4 cup diced zucchini
1/4 cup diced artichoke heart
1/4 cup diced tomato
16 egg whites
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup goat cheese
1/2 cup basil pesto

FOR MACADAMIA NUT PESTO:

  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

FOR EGG WHITE FRITTATA:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease four (8-ounce) individual casserole dishes with butter. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan for 5 minutes, until hot.
  3. Sauté eggplant in the oil for 2 minutes. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes, until it begins to soften.
  4. Add mushrooms, zucchini, artichoke heart, and tomato and sauté for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Place 4 egg whites in each casserole dish. Add 1/4 of the vegetables to each dish.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, until eggs are set.
  7. Top each frittata with 1/4 cup of mozzarella, 1 tablespoon of goat cheese, and 2 tablespoons of pesto. Bake for 3-5 minutes, until cheese begins to brown.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Four Dining Options, Five Stores, and More Planned for Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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Disney has finally announced the dates that we’ve all been waiting for! Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at Disneyland Park on May 31 and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29, 2019!

Batuu is the home of Black Spire Outpost, the location you will visit when you arrive at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters.

There will be several locations in Black Spire Outpost to satisfy the appetites of most rogue adventurers:

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Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – A multi-purpose transport shuttle docked on top of the large hangar will beckon guests into this fast-casual restaurant, a designated location for traveling food shuttles. Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs is in much demand for his culinary skills, so he moves from site to site in a modified Sienar-Chall Utilipede-Transport that becomes a mobile kitchen and restaurant – like an intergalactic “food truck.” His travels across the galaxy allow him to fill his pantry with exotic ingredients he uses to make new and unusual dishes inspired by the fare he created during his time working for Maz Kanata in her castle on Takodana. Now, “Cookie” is proud to share his cuisine with visitors at Tuggs’ Grub, a “traveling diner for diners traveling.”

Cookie’s food shuttle, now docked on the roof of the hangar bay, has lowered a series of pods into the hangar, carrying precious cargo – Chef Tuggs’ finest ingredients gathered from across the galaxy. Situated inside Docking Bay 7, other pods from Black Spire Outpost provide other produce, provisions, and equipment for all incoming freighters to the hangar. Guests may choose to dine indoors in the hangar bay or outside in a shaded courtyard.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will feature innovative and creative food and beverage offerings that enhance the immersive storytelling of the various dining establishments located in Black Spire Outpost. Throughout the outpost, guests will encounter familiar flavors but sometimes with unexpected and surprising colors and textures. The unique presentation takes Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo to the next galaxy.

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One of the new dishes that you’ll be able to try at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is the Ithorian Garden Loaf, a plant-based “meatloaf” that comes served with roasted vegetable mash, seasonal vegetables, and mushroom sauce.

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Another hearty option at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is the Smoked Kaadu Ribs. These country sticky pork ribs come with a unique blueberry corn muffin and cabbage slaw.

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Ronto Roasters – A recycled podracing engine fires up a spit of exotic meats, meticulously turned by a former smelter droid, 8D-J8. Guests can even sample some of the tasty Ronto fare.

Milk Stand – The place to go to get your farm-fresh blue milk or green milk, direct from Bubo Wamba Family Farms.

Kat Saka’s Kettle – One of the many street market stalls, this grain vendor sells the ever-popular Outpost Mix (sweet and salty popcorn snack with a hint of spice).

For those looking to purchase in-story Star Wars merchandise and rare finds from across the galaxy, you need to look no further than our many different Outpost stores and market stalls.

Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – For those in the know, Dok-Ondar is the Ithorian you seek for selling and buying rare and uniquely-valued items from across the galaxy and spanning all eras.

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Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers – Guests come to the workshop to meet with the Gatherers – a secretive group of people who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force. The workshop Master guides guests to customize and build their own unique lightsabers, and instructs them on the ways of the Jedi.

Droid Depot – Visitors to Mubo’s workshop can choose parts and construct their own individual astromech droids to accompany them on their journey, and then take them home with them.

First Order Cargo – A spaceport hangar bay serves as the temporary base and landing spot for the First Order. First Order officers have brought in crates of gear, uniforms and other supplies to win the hearts and minds of locals and visitors to Black Spire Outpost.

Resistance Supply – Resistance members and local sympathizers oversee a makeshift stall that supplies Resistance uniforms, pins, badges, hats, helmets, jackets, maps, tools, training supplies, food rations and other items.

There are also several market stalls which sell a variety of merchandise such as:

  • Toydarian Toymaker (toys)
  • Creature Stall (interesting critters that you can take home with you)
  • Black Spire Outfitters (clothing)
  • The Jewels of Bith (accessories and other trinkets to treasure)

What are you most excited to experience in Batuu?

Thanks Disney Parks Blog for sharing so many exciting new details about Batuu and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

Summer 2020 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Available for Booking Beginning March 7, 2019

Get ready to set sail with Disney Cruise Line to visit exciting destinations including Greece, Alaska, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean! Disney has just announced summer 2020 Disney Cruise Line itineraries and the Disney Magic will be returning to Greece after a five year break!

You can view all of the summer 2020 Disney Cruise Line itineraries and sailing dates below:

The Caribbean

Whether you’re looking for a short escape or a weeklong vacation at sea, our 2020 Caribbean lineup has you covered! The Disney Fantasy will be sailing a variety of new itineraries in the summer of 2020! In addition to seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, the Disney Fantasy will embark on five- and nine-night Caribbean sailings.

Western Caribbean

2020 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/6, 6/20, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 4: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 
Day 5: Falmouth, Jamaica 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida 

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 7/6 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida 

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/7 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 5: At Sea 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida 

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/19 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida 

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/29 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida 

Eastern Caribbean

2020 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/13, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 9/12 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Tortola, British Virgin Islands 
Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida 

2020 Disney Fantasy 9-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/27 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Basseterre, St. Kitts 
Day 5: Forte-de-France, Martinique 
Day 6: St. John’s, Antigua 
Day 7: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 
Day 8: At Sea 
Day 9: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 10: Port Canaveral, Florida


The Bahamas

Set sail on the Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy for a tropical Bahamian getaway from Port Canaveral. Select itineraries will whisk you off to a variety of idyllic destinations, including Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise.

2020 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/1, 6/8, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 9/14, 9/28 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Dream 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 6/12, 6/26 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 5: At Sea 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Dream 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 6/21, 7/5 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 5: At Sea 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida 

2020 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/5, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 9/18, 9/25 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 6/17, 7/1 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Fantasy 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 8/22 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Fantasy 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 8/25, 8/28 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Fantasy 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 8/31 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Fantasy 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/4 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/21 

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida 


2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 9/24 
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 4: Nassau, Bahamas 
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay 
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida


Alaska

In 2020, the Disney Wonder will return to “The Last Frontier” for the summer season, opening up a world of breathtaking natural vistas, magnificent glaciers and awe-inspiring wildlife. These seven-night itineraries depart from Vancouver, Canada, with visits to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point and Dawes Glacier. Each sailing features fun and adventure both in port and on the ship, from stunning scenery and one-of-a-kind Port Adventures in each destination to special touches that bring the splendor and spirit of Alaska to life onboard.

2020 Disney Wonder 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver: 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/31 

Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Dawes Glacier, Alaska 
Day 4: Skagway, Alaska 
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska 
Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada 

2020 Disney Wonder 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver: 7/20, 9/7 

Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Dawes Glacier, Alaska 
Day 4: Icy Strait Point, Alaska 
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska 
Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada


Europe

If Europe is on your bucket list, the summer of 2020 is the time to go!

Three special Mediterranean cruises from Rome offer a selection of destinations in Greece, combined with visits to other notable cities in the region. Stops in Piraeus, the gateway to Athens; Katakolon, near ancient Olympia; and the islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete highlight these itineraries. Two of the sailings give you the opportunity to visit Sicily, where you can visit landmarks such as Mount Etna, the highest and most active volcano in Europe, or the Piazza del Duomo, the city’s historic center. The third cruise features a return to the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The Mediterranean cruises aren’t the only European itineraries with new ports of call. The Disney Magic’s grand tour of Europe in the summer of 2020 includes new stops in Gdynia, Poland; Nordfjordeid, Norway; Plymouth, England; and Zeebrugge, Belgium, offering you new ways to see the Baltic, British Isles and Norwegian fjords.

2020 Magic 12-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise from Miami to Barcelona:5/11 

Day 1: Miami, Florida 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: At Sea 
Day 5: At Sea 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal 
Day 9: At Sea 
Day 10: Lisbon, Portugal 
Day 11: Cadiz, Spain 
Day 12: At Sea 
Day 13: Barcelona, Spain 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 5/23 

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Salerno (Pompeii), Italy 
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy 
Day 6: Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice), France 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Barcelona, Spain 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 5/30 

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Naples (Pompeii), Italy 
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy 
Day 6: Toulon (Provence), France 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Barcelona, Spain 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/6 

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain 
Day 2: Toulon (Provence), France 
Day 3: Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice), France 
Day 4: Genoa (Milan), Italy 
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: Naples (Pompeii), Italy 
Day 8: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 

2020 Disney Magic 9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/13 

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 
Day 2: Messina (Sicily), Italy 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Santorini, Greece 
Day 5: Piraeus (Athens), Greece 
Day 6: Mykonos, Greece 
Day 7: Heraklion (Crete), Greece 
Day 8: At Sea 
Day 9: Naples (Pompeii), Italy 
Day 10: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 

2020 Disney Magic 9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/22 

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Dubrovnik, Croatia 
Day 4: Katakolon, Greece 
Day 5: Santorini, Greece 
Day 6: Piraeus (Athens), Greece 
Day 7: Mykonos, Greece 
Day 8: At Sea 
Day 9: Naples (Pompeii), Italy 
Day 10: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 

2020 Disney Magic 12-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona: 7/1 

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 
Day 2: Messina (Sicily), Italy 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Santorini, Greece 
Day 5: Piraeus (Athens), Greece 
Day 6: Mykonos, Greece 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Naples (Pompeii), Italy 
Day 9: Olbia (Sardinia), Italy 
Day 10: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy 
Day 11: Cannes, France 
Day 12: At Sea 
Day 13: Barcelona, Spain 

2020 Disney Magic 5-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 7/13 

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain 
Day 2: Cannes, France 
Day 3: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy 
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 
Day 5: At Sea 
Day 6: Barcelona, Spain 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Western Europe Cruise from Barcelona to Dover: 7/18 

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain 
Day 2: Cartagena, Spain 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Lisbon, Portugal 
Day 5: Vigo, Spain 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: Portland (Stonehenge), England 
Day 8: Dover, England 

2020 Disney Magic 11-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Dover to Copenhagen:7/25 

Day 1: Dover, England 
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Rostock, Germany 
Day 5: Gdynia (Gdańsk), Poland 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Day 8: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Day 9: Tallinn, Estonia 
Day 10: Stockholm, Sweden 
Day 11: At Sea 
Day 12: Copenhagen, Denmark 

2020 Disney Magic 8-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen: 8/5 

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Stockholm, Sweden 
Day 4: Helsinki, Finland 
Day 5: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Day 6: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Day 7: Tallinn, Estonia 
Day 8: At Sea 
Day 9: Copenhagen, Denmark 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen: 8/13 

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark 
Day 2: At Sea 
Day 3: Tallinn, Estonia 
Day 4: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Day 5: Helsinki, Finland 
Day 6: Stockholm, Sweden 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Copenhagen, Denmark 

2020 Disney Magic 10-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen to Dover:8/20 

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark 
Day 2: Gothenburg, Sweden 
Day 3: Oslo, Norway 
Day 4: Stavanger, Norway 
Day 5: At Sea 
Day 6: At Sea 
Day 7: Reykjavik, Iceland 
Day 8: At Sea 
Day 9: Kirkwall (Orkney Islands), Scotland 
Day 10: At Sea 
Day 11: Dover, England 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise from Dover: 8/30 

Day 1: Dover, England 
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Day 3: At Sea 
Day 4: Nordfjordeid, Norway 
Day 5: Alesund, Norway 
Day 6: Stavanger, Norway 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Dover, England 

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night British Isles Cruise from Dover: 9/6 

Day 1: Dover, England 
Day 2: Plymouth, England 
Day 3: Cobh (Cork), Ireland 
Day 4: Liverpool, England 
Day 5: Greenock, Scotland 
Day 6: Dublin, Ireland 
Day 7: At Sea 
Day 8: Dover, England 

2020 Disney Magic 5-Night Western Europe Cruise from Dover: 9/13 

Day 1: Dover, England 
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Day 3: Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium 
Day 4: Le Havre (Paris), France 
Day 5: Le Havre (Paris), France 
Day 6: Dover, England

If you’re currently a Platinum, Gold or Silver Castaway Club member, take advantage of the opportunity to book one of these new cruises before they go on sale to the general public on March 7, 2019. You’ll be able to book early 2020 itineraries online or by phone during a designated booking window.

When to Book

  • March 4, 2019: Platinum Members
  • March 5, 2019: Platinum and Gold Members
  • March 6, 2019: Platinum, Gold and Silver Members
  • March 7, 2019: All Guests

Did you know that you can even take your Disney Cruise Line vacation to the next level with Adventures by Disney? Whether it’s a premium cruise upgrade complete with curated port excursions or an immersive city escape before the ship sets sail, these expertly tailored Adventures by Disney packages are the perfect way to create an unforgettable land-and-sea Disney cruise vacation.

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Premium Cruise Packages in Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean
Guests sailing on select Disney Cruise Line itineraries can book an Adventures by Disney overlay to maximize port time, enhance onboard experiences and streamline logistics – it’s like an “easy button” for your vacation!

Throughout the voyage, knowledgeable Adventure Guides provide dedicated service both onboard and in port, as they lead guests on specially curated excursions, interactive activities and extraordinary adventures. Onboard the ship, guests enjoy unique experiences and premium amenities exclusive to Adventures by Disney, such as an intimate talkback session with Walt Disney Theatre cast members followed by a behind-the-scenes costume and prop activity.

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For the first time ever, Adventures by Disney packages can be booked for Caribbean cruises aboard the Disney Fantasy in summer 2020. These all-new offerings provide the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation with exclusive receptions and entertainment onboard and privately guided excursions in St. Thomas, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and more.

Best of all, Adventures by Disney guests on these special Caribbean sailings will enjoy enhanced recreation and entertainment, plus all-inclusive premium food and drinks, at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Other highlights in 2020 include a return to Alaska and popular packages in northern Europe and the Mediterranean, with the addition of experiences in the Greek Isles.

In 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer a brand-new Short Escape itinerary in London, where adventurers will revel in the royal treatment with VIP experiences in one of the world’s most iconic cities. The itinerary includes a private viewing of the royal Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, a high-speed boat ride along the River Thames and a privately guided tour of Westminster Abbey, the revered site of royal coronations and weddings. (Mark Ashman, photographer)

Pre-Cruise Escapes in Europe
Adventures by Disney also offers pre-cruise vacations in Rome; London; Barcelona, Spain; and Copenhagen, Denmark. These two- to three-night Escapes feature unforgettable experiences in iconic cities, such as a private, after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome. Plus, activities like flamenco dancing, mosaic making and preparing local cuisine immerse families in the culture of each region.

Bookings for these summer 2020 Disney Cruise Line sailings and Adventures by Disney add-on packages open to the public on March 7, 2019.

Grab your cameras, sunscreen, and passports and start planning your summer 2020 Disney cruise today!

Complete List of the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Menus

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Spring is upon us and that means the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is about to begin! Starting March 6, join us for fun, flowers, and most importantly, FOOD! This year’s festival features 17 Outdoor Kitchens and several other locations through the park that will be offering delectable festival bites and libations.

Special dining packages are also available for the Garden Rocks Concert Series. This concert series runs for 90 nights and features over 270 performances by tons of popular artists. This dining package allows you to have either breakfast, lunch, or dinner at nearly any table-service restaurant in the park and grants you guaranteed seating at one of three concert performances that day. Be sure to reserve these early to savor every single minute! For more information and to make your reservations, visit the Garden Rocks Dining Packages web page.

I have to say, this year’s menus are incredible and you won’t want to miss out on any of these delicious bites! In addition to the returning Outdoor Kitchens like The Honey Bee-stro, the festival has four new Outdoor Kitchens this year: Arbor, The Citrus Blossom, Trowel & Trellis, and Flavor Full Kitchen! Fried green tomatoes, tuna tataki, blood orange aqua fresca, and grilled street corn on the cob are just a few of the new mouthwatering items featured on the menus. Check out these and all of the offerings on the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival menus! The festival runs March 6–June 3, 2019.

(GF) Gluten/Wheat Friendly Menu Selections
(V) Vegetarian Menu Selections

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

ARBOR (Located at The Gardeners Terrace in The Odyssey Center)
Food:

  • Fried Green Tomatoes with Blue Crab-Fennel Salad, Remoulade, and Smoked Paprika Oil
  • Smoked Salmon Stack with Avocados, Tomatoes, Sour Cream, Caviar, and Focaccia Crostino
  • Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake with Apple Cider Sorbet (GF, V)

Beverages:

  • Original Sin Brewery Black Widow Hard Cider, New York, NY
  • Florida Beer Company Caribé Strawberry Rose Hard Cider, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Key Lime Apple Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Karbach Brewing Lemon and Ginger Radler Houston, TX
  • Seadog Brewing Company Sunfish Ale, Clearwater, FL
  • Shipyard Brewing Company Grind the Rind Watermelon IPA, Portland, ME
  • Cider Flight
  • Beer Flight
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

LA ISLA FRESCA (Located in Showcase Plaza East)
Food:

  • Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro
  • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut-Lime Sauce
  • Tropical Mousse Cake: Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse, and a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple

Beverages:

  • Simply Tropical Freeze (non-alcoholic)
  • Golden Road Brewing Tart Mango Cart Wheat Ale, Los Angeles, CA
  • Simply Tropical Freeze with Mango Rum
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

THE CITRUS BLOSSOM (Located near Refreshment Port)
Food:

  • Lobster Tail with Meyer Lemon Emulsion and Grilled Lemon (GF)
  • Tuna Tataki with Spicy Yuzu Glaze, Mango, Avocado, and Pappadam Crisp
  • Crispy Citrus Chicken with Orange Aïoli and Baby Greens (GF)
  • Citrus Shortcake: Orange Chiffon Cake, Lemon Curd, Mandarins, Whipped Cream, and Citrus Crumble (V)

Beverages:

  • Orange Cream Slushy in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper (sipper only available while supplies last) (non-alcoholic)
  • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale, Fort Pierce, FL
  • First Magnitude Brewing Lemon Hefeweizen, Gainesville, FL
  • Heavy Seas Brewery TropiCannon Citrus IPA, Halethorpe, MD
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy
  • Beer Flight
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

PINEAPPLE PROMENADE (Located near Refreshment Port)
Food:

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips
  • Pineapple Soft-serve Ice Cream (V)

Beverages:

  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic)
  • Pineapple Soft-serve Ice Cream with Fanta (non-alcoholic)
  • Coastal Empire Beer Co. Coco Piña Gose, Savannah, GA
  • Maui Brewing Co. Pineapple Mana Wheat, Kihei, HI
  • SweetWater Brewing Company Goin’ Coastal IPA with Pineapple, Atlanta, GA
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, FL
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Pineapple Soft-serve Ice Cream with Coconut Rum
  • Pineapple Beer Flight
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

THE HONEY BEE-STRO Hosted by National Honey Board (Located near Refreshment Port)
Food:

  • Roasted Cauliflower with Buckwheat Honey Carrot Purée, Wild Rice Pilaf, Asparagus, Honey-blistered Grapes, Sunflower Brittle, and Coriander Flowers (GF, V)
  • Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread with White Cheddar Cheese, Charred Vegetables, Clover Honey Sour Cream, and Micro Citrus Greens
  • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream garnished with Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses and Petite Lavender Shoots (V)

Beverages:

  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze (non-alcoholic)
  • Goodwood Brewing Company Brandy Barrel Honey Ale, Louisville, KY
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with Blueberry Vodka
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

FLAVOR FULL KITCHEN Hosted by AdventHealth (Located near the Honey Bee-stro Garden)
Food:

  • Citrus-poached Salmon with Ancient Grain Salad, Roasted Vegetables, and Citrus Greens (GF)
  • From the Garden: Roasted Beets, Cashew Cheese, and Micro Herbs with Lemon-Oil Dressing (GF, V)
  • Mickey Tart Peanut Butter Mousse with Strawberry Jam and Boba Pearls (V)

Beverages:

  • Blood Orange Aqua Fresca (non-alcoholic)
  • Cookie Butter Worms and Dirt (non-alcoholic)
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

REFRESHMENT PORT (Located near the Canada Pavilion)

  • Coffee-rubbed Pork Poutine with Barbecue Demi-Glace, Fire-roasted Corn Relish, and Cheese Curds
  • Stow Away Mary: Classic Bloody Mary with Vodka garnished with Pimento-stuffed Olives, Cherry Tomato, Celery, Jumbo Shrimp, and Smokehouse Jerky
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

NORTHERN BLOOM (Located in the Canada Pavilion)
Food:

  • Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette, and Apple-wood Smoked Bacon (GF)
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, and Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables
  • Griddled Maple Pound Cake with Warm Peach Compote and Sweet Corn Gelato featuring Burton’s Maple Syrup

Beverages:

  • Maple Popcorn Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Éphémère Apple Wheat Ale, Chambly, Québec
  • Unibroue Blanche de Chambly Belgian White Ale, Chambly, Québec
  • Unibroue Lune de Miel Amber Ale, Chambly, Québec
  • Maple Popcorn Shake with Crown Royal Maple Whisky
  • Beer Flight
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

FLEUR DE LYS (Located in the France Pavilion)
Food:

  • Vichyssoise aux Concombres: Chilled Cucumber Vichyssoise Soup (GF, V)
  • Tarte au Chévre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a Flaky Pastry Crust (V)
  • Canard Confit à la Provençal: Braised Duck Confit with Tomatoes and Olives on Polenta
  • Macaron au Chocolat en Sucette: Large Chocolate Macaron Lollipop (GF)

Beverages:

  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush: Vodka, Orange Vodka, Elderflower Liqueur, and White and Red Cranberry Juice
  • Kir Framboise: Sparkling Wine and Monin Raspberry Syrup
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Maison de France
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

FLORIDA FRESH (Located between the France and Morocco Pavilions)
Food:

  • Carne Guisada with Black Bean Cake and Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream
  • Spicy Blackened Shrimp and Cheddar Cheese Grits with Brown Gravy and Local Sweet Corn Relish
  • Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue

Beverages:

  • Watermelon Cucumber Slushy (non-alcoholic)
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company Twisted Strawberry Fest Fruit Ale, Tampa, FL
  • Big Top Brewing Company Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat, Sarasota, FL
  • First Magnitude Brewing Monarch Milk Stout, Gainesville, FL
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Key Lime Wine, St Petersburg, FL
  • Watermelon Cucumber Slushy with Gin
  • Beer Flight
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

TASTE OF MARRAKESH (Located in the Morocco Pavilion)
Food:

  • Harissa Chicken Kebab with Dried Fruit Couscous Salad
  • Fried Cauliflower with Capers, Garlic Parsley, and Chili-Ranch Sauce
  • Walnut Honey Baklava

Beverages:

  • Casa Beer
  • Larroque Chardonnay, Meknes
  • White Sangria
  • Desert Rose: Sparkling Wine topped with Pomegranate Liqueur
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

HANAMI (Located in the Japan Pavilion)
Food:

  • Frushi: Fresh Pineapple, Strawberry, and Melon rolled with Coconut Rice, sprinkled with Toasted Coconut, Whipped Cream with Raspberry Sauce on the side (V)
  • Chilled Soba Noodle Salad with Pan-seared Tuna and Wasabi Dressing
  • Chicken Karaage with Nanban Sauce: Japanese-style Fried Chicken served on a bed of Shredded Cabbage and topped with a Soy and Vinegar-based Dressing

Beverages:

  • Kirin Draft Beer
  • Sayuri “Little Lilly” Nigori Sake
  • “Ichigo Sun” Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail with Sake, Strawberry Purée, and Lemonade

FUNNEL CAKES (Located in The American Adventure)

  • Key Lime Funnel Cake topped with Crumbled Graham Cracker and Whipped Cream
  • Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale, Lexington, KY
  • Short’s Brewing Company Local’s Light Lager, Bellaire, MI
  • Dogfish Head Brewery American Beauty Pale Ale, Milton, DE
  • Brooklyn Brewery Defender IPA, Brooklyn, NY
  • Golden Road Brewing Pineapple Cart Wheat Ale, Los Angeles, CA
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Hard Rosé Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Beer Flight
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

THE SMOKEHOUSE: BARBECUE AND BREWS (Located in The American Adventure)
Food:

  • Pulled Pig Slider with Coleslaw
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends and Smoked Pork Belly Slider with Garlic Sausage, Chorizo, Cheddar Fondue, and House-made Pickle
  • Shredded Beef Brisket with Smoked Potato, Chorizo Fondue, and Green Tomato Relish
  • Warm Chocolate Cake with Bourbon-salted Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans (V)

Beverages:

  • Frozen Simply Lemonade (non-alcoholic)
  • Central 28 Brewing Company Sunshine Greetings Orange Hibiscus Wheat Ale, DeBary, FL
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Phantasmas Spicy Double IPA, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Shipyard Maple Bacon Stout, Clearwater, FL
  • Boneshaker Zinfandel, Lodi, CA
  • Frozen Simply Lemonade with Blackberry Moonshine
  • Beer Flight

FIFE & DRUM (Located in The American Adventure)

  • Short’s Brewing Company Soft Parade Shandy, Bellaire, MI
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

PRIMAVERA KITCHEN (Located in the Italy Pavilion)
Food:

  • Pizza Toscana: Rustic Italian Flatbread with Sweet Sausage, Caramelized Onion, Mozzarella, Asiago, and Parmesan Cheeses
  • Pomodori Verdi e Mozzarella: Fried Green Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, and Balsamic Reduction
  • Tri-colored Cheese Tortellini, Sage Butter, and Chicken Veloute
  • Zeppole: Ricotta Cheese Fritters, Powdered Sugar, Raspberry Sauce, and Chocolate-Hazelnut Drizzle

Beverages:

  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
  • Placido Pinot Grigio
  • Placido Chianti
  • Villa Sandi Prosecco
  • Montegrande Corbinello
  • Fior d’Arancio Montegrande Moscato
  • Bellini: Sparkling Wine and Peach Purée
  • Frozen Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

BAUERNMARKT: FARMER’S MARKET (Located in the Germany Pavilion)
Food:

  • Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (V)
  • Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions, and Herb Sour Cream
  • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries

Beverages:

  • Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone, Salzburg, Austria
  • Paulaner Original Munich Lager, Munich, Germany
  • Köstritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager, Bad Köstritz, Germany
  • Hugo Cocktail with Sparkling Wine, Elderflower, and Mint
  • Beer Flight
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

LOTUS HOUSE (Located in the China Pavilion)
Food:

  • Szechuan Spicy Red-braised Beef Shank over Rice
  • House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls (V)

Beverages:

  • “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Bobas (non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Pirates of the China Sea: Dark Rum, Peach Syrup and Piña Colada Mix
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango Syrup, and Orange Juice
  • Plum Wine Cooler
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

JARDIN DE FIESTAS (Located in the Mexico Pavilion)
Food:

  • Tlacoyo: Blue Corn Masa topped with Black Bean Spread, Ground Chorizo, Queso Fresco, and Mexican Cream
  • Beef Torta: Braised Beef served on a Crispy Sourdough Roll with Queso Oaxaca, Avocado, Pickled Onions, and Jalapeños in a Spicy Habanero Sauce
  • Tres Leches: Milk-soaked Sponge Cake topped with Cajeta Whipped Cream and Almond Powder

Beverages:

  • Cerveza: Allende Golden Ale Craft Beer served with a Liqueur Floater
  • Damiana Flower Margarita: Damiana Flower Liqueur, Blanco Tequila, Agave Nectar, and Citrus Juices served on the rocks with a Black Ant Salt Rim
  • Oaxacan Gin & Tonic: Smokey Gin, Black Currant Liqueur, Vermouth, Lime Juice, and Tonic Water
  • Rosé Sangria: Withers Rosé Wine, Tequila Blanco, Elderflower and Ginger Liqueur, Pineapple, Cactus Pear, and Ginger Juices
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

TROWEL & TRELLIS Hosted by IMPOSSIBLE Foods (Located near the Mexico Pavilion)
Food:

  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread (GF, V)
  • Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables, and Creamy Herb Dressing (V)
  • Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumb, Pomegranate, and Baby Herbs (GF, V)

Beverages:

  • suja Organic Cold Pressed Juice: Noon Greens (non-alcoholic)
  • suja Organic Cold Pressed Juice: Vibrant Probiotic (non-alcoholic)
  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London (non-alcoholic)
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Tropical Wonderland Wheat Ale, Titusville, FL
  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London with Vodka served in a Mason Jar
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

TASTE TRACK (Located in Future World East)

  • Violet Blueberry Vanilla Croissant Doughnut
  • Berry Tea Mint Julep (non-alcoholic)
  • Berry Tea Mint Julep with Bourbon
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Sunshine Seasons (Located in The Land Pavilion)

  • Earl Grey Tea Cake with Orange-Honey Filling topped with Honeybell Tangelo Buttercream, Honeycomb, and Bee Pollen

JOFFREY’S COFFEE & TEA (Located throughout the park)

  • Future World East – Pedal to the Meadow: Frozen Cappuccino topped with Vodka and Kahlúa Liqueur
  • Near Canada – Cold Clover: Cold Brew Coffee with Irish Cream Syrup and topped with Irish Cream Liqueur
  • Near Disney Traders – Goose on the Loose: Frozen Passion Fruit and Vodka topped with Iced Tea
  • The American Adventure – Bee’s Buzz: Frozen Lemon and Coconut Syrup topped with Pineapple Rum

For more information, check out the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival website.

Complete List of 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Menus

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Calling all foodies – get your forks and knives ready, because the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is returning to the Disneyland Resort on March 1! Celebrating the beauty and bounty of California, the festival features unforgettable cuisine and beverages from regions across the Golden State. In addition to 14 Festival Marketplaces with incredible menus, you can enjoy family-friendly seminars, celebrity chef sightings, a dinner with Disney chefs, and so much more!

The Marketplace menus this year are jam-packed with a delicious array of new items, as well as some returning favorites. Located throughout Disney California Adventure park, you’ll want to make a stop at every kiosk! Paradise Garden Grill and the Festival Beer Garden are also featuring their own offerings, including a wonderful selection of beer flights and unique dishes.

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

In addition, the Sip and Savor Pass is a great way to taste your way through the festival and is now available to all guests. This pass includes a souvenir lanyard and credential, entitling you to eight select food or non-alcoholic beverage items from any participating Marketplaces, Paradise Garden Grill and select Festival Food & Beverage Carts. Use all eight coupons in a single day, or spread them out over multiple visits – the choice is up to you! You can purchase the Sip and Savor Pass at various locations throughout the park, including Trolley Treats, Elias & Co., Seaside Souvenirs, the Sip and Savor Cart, the Festival Marketplaces, Festival Gift and Artist Corner and Studio Store in Hollywood Land.

Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Here is all of the juicy medetails and Marketplace locations for the 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival menus. And when you visit the park, be sure to pick up a Tasting Passport, which includes all of this information and more! Happy snacking!

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

NUTS ABOUT CHEESE (near Carthay Circle Restaurant at the Festival Entrance)
Food:

  • Fiscalini White Cheddar Lager Soup served in a Mini Boudin Sourdough Bread Bowl (V)
  • Ham and Vella Jack Cheese Pinwheel with Smoked Pistachios
  • Creamy Oikos Yogurt Cheesecake (V)

Beverages:

  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Columbia Street, Amber Lager, San Diego
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

UNCORK CALIFORNIA (near Carthay Circle Restaurant at the Festival Entrance)
Food:

  • California Artisan Cheese Selection – Select from either Point Reyes Blue of Fiscalini White Cheddar Hand-crafted California Cheese (V)

Beverages:

  • White Wine Flight
    • Twomey Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa-Sonoma County
    • Simi, Chardonnay, “Reserve,” Russian River Valley, California
    • Patz & Hall, Chardonnay, “Dutton Ranch,” Russian River Valley, California
  • Red Wine Flight
    • Erath, Pinot Noir, Oregon
    • Klinker Brick Winery, Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi
    • Rowen, Blend, Sonoma County, California
  • Mimosa Flight
    • Hibiscus Mimosa
    • Tropical Mimosa
    • Mixed Berry Mimosa
  • Chandon Brut, Sparkling Wine, California
  • Assorted Wine Varietals
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

CITRUS GROVE (near Carthay Circle Restaurant at the Festival Entrance)
Food:

  • Orange Chicken and Rice
  • Citrus-brined Pork Roast with Tangy Barbecue Sauce and Lemon Pepper Slaw
  • Meyer Lemon Blue Diamond Almond Macaron (GF, V)

Beverages:

  • Meyer Lemon Ginger Mule
  • Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic)
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

CALIFORNIA CRAFT BREWS (near the Cars Land Entrance)
Food:

  • Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls with Marinara and Pesto Sauce

Beverages:

  • Bright and Balanced Beer Flight
    • Pizza Port California Honey Golden Ale
    • Hangar 24 Orange Wheat
    • Left Coast Pink Bikini Raspberry Wheat
    • Karl Strauss Columbia Street Amber Lager
  • Hobby and Bold Beer Flight
    • Smog City Sabre-Toothed Squirrel Amber Ale
    • Lost Winds Tropiclemente Tropical Ale IPA
    • Towne Park Blacksmith Black IPA
    • Asylum Rorschach Brown Ale
  • By the Glass – Bright and Balanced
    • Pizza Port Brewing Company, California Honey, Golden Ale, Solana Beach
    • Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Orange Wheat, American Wheat Ale, Redlands
    • Left Coast Brewing Co., Pink Bikini, Raspberry Wheat, San Clemente
    • Three Weavers Brewing Company, Day Job, Pale Ale, Inglewood
    • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Columbia Street, Amber Lager, San Diego
  • By the Glass – Hoppy and Bold
    • Smog City Brewing Co., Sabre-Toothed Squirrel, Hoppy Amber Ale, Torrance
    • Stereo Brewing Company, Perfect Day, American IPA, Placentia
    • Lost Winds Brewing Company, Tropiclemente, Tropical IPA, San Clemente
    • Towne Park Brew Co., Blacksmith, Black IPA, Anaheim
    • Asylum Brewing, Rorschach, Brown Ale with Kenyan Coffee, Anaheim
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

BERRY PATCH (near the Cars Land Entrance)
Food:

  • Strawberry and Coconut Rice “Frushi” with Sweet Oikos Yogurt Wasabi Sauce (GF, V)
  • Fresh California Berry Pie (V)

Beverages:

  • Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk
  • Strawberry Float with Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Crunchy Cereal Garnish (non-alcoholic)

PEPPERS CALI-ENTE (near Wine Country Trattoria)
Food:

  • Verlasso Sustainable Salmon Peruvian Poke with Cucumber-Lime Salad and Aji Verde Salsa (GF)
  • Ghost Pepper Mac and Cheese with Chili Cheese Corn Chip Dust (V)

Beverages:

  • Jalapeño-Lime Margarita
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

VEGGIE, VEGGIE, FRUIT, FRUIT (near Wine Country Trattoria)
Food:

  • Grilled Asparagus Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Cauliflower Ceviche with Chile Corn Crumble and Tortilla Strips (VG)
  • Duo of Frozen Fruit Fruit Bars – Lime and Strawberry

Beverages:

  • Cool Lime Michelada with Frozen Lime Ice
  • Davis Bynum, Sauvignon Blanc, “Virginia’s Block,” Russian River Valley, California
  • Chihuahua Cerveza, Limón, Premium Lager, Newport Beach
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

AVOCADO TIME (near Wine Country Trattoria)
Food:

  • Petit Impossible Burger with Guac and Pepper Jack Cheese (V)
  • Spiced Roasted Chicken on Pita with Avocado Hummus and Garlic Sauce

Beverages:

  • Kombucha Mojito Cocktail with Fresh Mint
  • Suja Organic Pineapple Passionfruit Kombucha (non-alcoholic)
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

I <3 ARTICHOKES (near Pacific Wharf Bridge)
Food:

  • Fried Artichokes with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Lemon Aioli (V)
  • Artichoke Toast with California Olive Tapenade (V)
  • Blue Diamond Almond Cake with Butter Streusel, Apricot Compote, and Brown Sugar Crème Fraîche (V)

Beverages:

  • Chihuahua Cerveza, Rico, Premium Lager, Newport Beach
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

CLUCK-A-DOODLE MOO (near Paradise Gardens Park)
Food:

  • Harris Ranch Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Salt and Vinegar Parmesan Chicken Wings

Beverages:

  • Watermelon Lemonade with Watermelon Garnish (non-alcoholic)
  • Festival Beer Flight and By the Glass
    • Thorn Brewing, Barrio, Baja-style Lager, San Diego
    • Strand Brewing Co., 24th Street, Pale Ale, Torrance
    • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Festiv-Ale, Belgian-style Brown, San Diego (Festival Exclusive)
    • Brouwerij West, Dog Ate My Homework, Blackberry Saison, San Pedro
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

GARLIC KISSED (near Golden Zephyr)
Food:

  • Black Garlic Soy-braised Pork Belly Banh Mi
  • Creamy Mac and Cheese with Garlic Bread Crumble (V)
  • Chocolate Crunch Cake

Beverages:

  • Bloody Mary with Garlic-stuffed Olive
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

OFF THE COB (near Golden Zephyr)
Food:

  • Shrimp Boil Tacos with Andouille Sausage and Fresh Corn (GF)
  • Esquites Sweet Corn Nuggets with Bacon Lardons

Beverages:

  • Citrus Radler, Lager with Grapefruit and Blood Orange Juices, T.W. Pitchers’ Brewing, San Francisco
  • Peach Tea with Peach Garnish (non-alcoholic)
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

GOLDEN DREAMS (near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail Entrance)
Food:

  • Deconstructed Teriyaki Chicken Musibi with Pineapple Relish
  • Anaheim Chile Relleno Bites with Salsa Verde (V)
  • Chocolate-Peanut-Caramel Parfait (GF)

Beverages:

  • Yippee! Mickey’s Cotton Candy Soda (non-alcoholic): Sprite, Cotton Candy Premium Syrup, Half-rimmed Butter Cream with Pineapple Cotton Candy Garnish
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

LA STYLE (located near Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!)
Food:

  • Asian-style Beef Barbacoa Taco with Pickled Ginger
  • BLT Chicharrón Duro with Ranch Crema

Beverages:

  • Tiki Cocktail: Aged Rum, Falernum, Bitters, Lime, and Grapefruit Juices
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

FESTIVAL BEER GARDEN (near Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta)
Beverages:

  • Beer Garden Flight
    • 2 Towns Outcider Hard Apple Cider
    • Ommegang Hennepin Saison
    • Modern Times Booming Rollers IPA
    • Karl Strauss Baltic Porter
  • Bright and Refreshing, By the Glass/li>
    • The Dudes’ Brewing Company, Los Dudes Cerveza, Mexican-style Lager, Los Angeles
    • Lost Coast Brewery, Watermelon Wheat, Eureka
    • 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Outcider, Unfiltered Hard Apple Cider, Oregon
    • Brewery Ommegang, Hennepin, Farmhouse Saison, New York
  • Hoppy and Bold, By the Glass
    • Modern Times Beer, Booming Rollers, IPA, San Diego
    • Divine Science Brewing, Third Contact, Gluten-friendly IPA, Anaheim (GF)
    • Bear Republic Brewing Co., Apex, Double IPA, Cloverdale
    • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Baltic Porter, San Diego
  • Festival Indulgences
    • Twisted Horn Mead, Blue Cloak, Mead, Vista
    • Founders Brewing Co., Backwoods, Bourbon Barrel-aged Scotch Ale, Michigan
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

PARADISE GARDEN GRILL (near Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta)
Food:

  • Beer-battered Cod with Steak Fries and Spiced Remoulade
  • Impossible No “Meat” Ball Submarine with Marinara Sauce topped with Soy Cheese and served with Kettle Chips (VG)
  • Beer-braised Pork Tacos with Pickled Apple Slaw, Black Beans, and Queso
  • Buffalo-style Roasted Turkey Leg with Celery Slaw and Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Large Soft Pretzel with Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce (V)
  • Black Forest Parfait – Layers of Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Chantilly, Chocolate Mousse, and Cherries

Beverages:

  • Matanzas Creek, Sauvignon Blanc-Fume Blanc, Sonoma County, Nielson Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County
  • ‘Ōlelo Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Deschutes Brewery, Pacific Wonderland, Lager, Oregon
  • Sudwerk Brewing Co., Märzen, Amber Lager, David
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

SIGNATURE EVENTS
The festival’s signature events are also experiences worth checking out! One of my favorites is Sweet Sundays, which is returning this year. This popular event makes for a sweet start to your day, allowing you to join a celebrity pastry chef for an entertaining dessert-centric demonstration, an interview with the chef, and a light brunch buffet featuring one of the chef’s dishes! If you’ve ever wanted to hone your pastry and baking techniques and indulge in yummy desserts, this is definitely the event for you. This event occurs on select Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park for the duration of the festival, and space is limited, so be sure to make your reservations today!

  • March 10 – Jean-Marc Viallet, Disneyland Resort Executive Pastry Chef
  • March 24 – Matt Lewis, Baked NY and Tokyo, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
  • April 7 – Emily Ellyn, Food Network Star and Cutthroat Kitchen
  • April 21 – Keegan Gerard, Food Network Challenge

Another exciting event is the Dinner with the Disney Chefs. This sumptuous dinner is on Thursday, March 28, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Vineyard Room at Wine Country Trattoria. Here, you’ll get to meet the Disneyland Resort chefs and sommeliers featured in the new Disney Festivals Cookbook, all while enjoying a four-course dinner with dishes inspired by the festival recipes and paired with hand-selected wines and cocktails. This event is a great way to enhance your Food & Wine Festival experience.

For more information on the 2019 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival, full menus, event info, and to make reservations, visit the Disneyland Resort website.

V Vegetarian
VG Vegan
GF Gluten Friendly