Disney Family has a Mickey Mouse cinnamon roll recipe that you can make from home with your preferred brand of cinnamon rolls (or homemade dough). If you thought Mickey Mouse pancakes were easy, just wait until you try these cinnamon rolls! You can find many more Disney recipes here.
Have you ever played the Disney version of Heads Up? You may have even seen fellow Disney Parks guests playing this game while waiting in line for an attraction! The Disney Parks themed deck features iconic attractions, characters and experiences.The Heads Up app is available for $0.99 in iOS or free on Android. Some other fun Disney games to help you pass the time are Disney Hedbanz, Disney Color Brain, Disney Eye Found It, and Disney Family Feud.
Khan Academy, a free learning resource for all ages, has a FREE course called Pixar in a Box which allows you learn about the storytelling process at Pixar. They also just released another FREE course, Imagineering in a Box, which allows you to explore different aspects of theme park design, from characters to ride development, as you design a theme park of your very own.
Download the Play Disney Parks App
You can download the Play Disney Parks app on iOS and Android devices to interact with the parks like never before! You can download the app through the App Store and Google Play. We especially love the Disney trivia and Disney Parks sounds and music!
We are wishing you and your family a magical, safe, and healthy spring!
With spring just around the corner, it’s time for the return of the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Resort! Join us for fun, flowers, and most importantly, FOOD! This year’s festival features 16 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 250 performances by tons of popular artists. This dining package allows you to have either breakfast, lunch, or dinner at select table-service restaurants 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.
The 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 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 Citrus Blossom, Trowel & Trellis, and Flavor Full Kitchen, there is a new kitchen in The American Adventure called Magnolia Terrace as well as a variety of new offerings, including a selection of plant-based offerings, throughout all of the menus. Check out all of these offerings and more for the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival detailed below in my official Foodie Guide! The festival runs now through June 1, 2020. And while you’re snacking around World Showcase, be sure to pick up a souvenir Spike the Bee spork! He’s the cutest way to snack sustainably! This reusable utensil featuring this bee-loved pollinator is available for purchase at select Outdoor Kitchens while supplies last.
Disney PhotoPass photographers are ready to capture your vacation memories all around Walt Disney World Resort. From picture-perfect scenic spots to popular dining experiences, these are great opportunities to take beautiful photos that include the entire family.
For those celebrating something special who want a bit more time in front of the camera, we are piloting a new experience at Magic Kingdom Park called “Capture Your Moment,” a perfect add-on to your visit.
Capture Your Moment lets you book time with a Disney PhotoPass photographer for a personalized photo session during regular park hours at Magic Kingdom Park to capture celebrations and milestones, such as a proposal, baby announcement, graduation, anniversary, family reunion, first visit, birthday, and more!
All Capture Your Moment photo session locations will offer an iconic view of Magic Kingdom Park, to include a view of Cinderella Castle. At the start of your session, your photographer will share available photo shoot locations and discuss what you’d like to capture before escorting you to your photo shoot location. Once you arrive at your photo shoot location, you will have the opportunity to capture photos there with your photographer for up to 20 minutes.
Each Capture Your Moment session is $50. Want more time in front of the camera? When you book two Capture Your Moment sessions back-to-back for $100, you can spend up to 40 minutes with your photographer capturing photos. During your 40 minutes, you’ll have the option to visit at least two photo locations.
Your Disney PhotoPass photographer will customize your photo shoot to your needs while using their creativity and personal style to take stunning photos.
Starting today, you can call 407-939-7758 to book a Capture Your Moment session. Capture Your Moment photo sessions are available starting February 10, 2020. A limited number of same-day reservations may be available starting February 10, but you must call 407-939-7758 to inquire.
Prints and digital downloads are not included with the price of a Capture Your Moment session. However, those with a Disney PhotoPass entitlement like Memory Maker or Memory Maker One Day, as well as qualifying Annual Passholders with a Disney PhotoPass download benefit, can download the photos captured during Capture Your Moment from their Disney accounts at no extra cost.
If you’re coming to Magic Kingdom Park at Disney World to celebrate, let Disney PhotoPass Service capture your special moment so you can cherish it for a lifetime!
No refund will apply for no-shows or cancellations made less than 24 hours before the session start time. Gratuity is not necessary. Prices and services offered are subject to change. Full payment is due at time of booking. Those who wish to capture photos with a photographer for longer than 20 minutes can book additional 20-minute sessions, with each session priced at $50. Additional time must be booked in advance. Capture Your Moment is only available during regular park hours. Available session locations will be provided by your photographer at the start of your session and are subject to change based on inclement weather and park operations. Because of other Guest appointments, Guests arriving late to their session cannot have their session extended beyond the stated end time. Guests under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older). Maximum party size is 8 per session. No wedding attire is permitted. Any Guest-supplied props need to abide by the Park Policies found here. Valid Theme Park admission required and not included in the session price. Photos are not included with the price of session. Prints and digital downloads can be purchased separately at Town Square Theater or online at Disneyworld.com/PhotoPass.
Does a Walt Disney World Resort vacation with a little one sound daunting and overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be! We’ve spent a lot of time at Disney with little ones and have learned that you can bring (or purchase) items that make traveling easier on everyone. We wanted to share with you some items that you can pack to make traveling to Disney World with a toddler as easy and stress free as possible! Plus, one of the best parts about traveling to Disney World with a toddler is that they are still FREE until their third birthday!
Reusable Straws: In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, Disney Parks (and Disney Cruise Line) no longer offer any plastic straws. Although they do have paper straws available, we have found them to be very difficult for little ones to use (and even not the greatest for adults when trying to drink a slushie or Starbucks). We love bringing reusable straws for both our kids and ourselves. We have had great luck with both metal straws and silicon straws with a handy portable case.
Water Bottle: Some locations (like Disney’s Animal Kingdom) do not have lids for their cups, either, so the reusable straw won’t help avoid spills. If you aren’t using a dining plan to receive a free resort refillable cup (that comes with a lid), then we recommend bringing a water bottle to the parks.
Sticky Notes: We have found with our kids that they are typically not a fan of the automatic flushing toilets. When little ones need a little time to sit without having to worry about the toilet flushing before they’re done, we recommend placing a sticky note over the sensor.
Glow Sticks: You can save so much money by bringing glow sticks or light up toys with you. If your kids are up late enough to enjoy the nighttime spectaculars at the parks, there’s a good chance that their little eyes will be amazed by (and want to purchase) all of the light up items. We pick up some glow sticks and have enough to cover each night of the trip!
Packable Rain Coat: You (almost) never know when a rain shower can pop up in Florida! It can be a challenge to pack jackets and rain coats for everyone in the family and carry them around in the parks all day. We love our packable rain coats for days in the parks. They are much sturdier than ponchos so you don’t have to worry about tearing and also fit much better to keep you dry.
Snacks: My second child is one that is always on the move and needs to keep busy which has made traveling slightly more challenging than it was with my first. I have had to become a little more creative and found that snacks are a great way to occupy her while waiting. We can open a pack of Goldfish or M & M’s or Smarties or applesauce while riding a bus to the parks, waiting in line, or even flying on the airplane to keep her busy and content.
Tylenol or Motrin: Unfortunately, you never know when a little one can spike a fever. My daughter had been perfectly healthy on our vacation until the night of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party when she ended up with a 103 degree fever. First aid was wonderful and gave me one dose to take back with us, but I was thankful to have packed a travel size bottle to keep the fever down throughout the rest of our vacation, if necessary.
Wipes and Hand Sanitizer: I generally am not THAT bad about cleaning every surface my child touches, especially now that I have two kids, BUT I think that it’s never a bad idea to wipe down the airplane seat, tray table, and arm rests when your child is stuck there for hours. You may also find wipes handy when you find a dirty table at a quick service restaurant or when your little one spills in the stroller. We also love these hand sanitizer wipes!
What do you find most useful when traveling to Disney World with a toddler? Be sure to let us know!
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Nestled at the front of Main Street, U.S.A., Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is one of the hidden gems of Magic Kingdom Park. Here, you can relive the romance of Disney’s 1995 animated classic “Lady and the Tramp” in a charming turn-of-the-century trattoria where the famous love-struck pups shared their first plate of spaghetti and meatballs. With its whitewash balustrades, French doors, and expansive front porch, Tony’s classic Italian restaurant is the perfect spot for hopeless romantics and pasta-lovers alike!
Start your meal off with one (or more!) dishes from the antipasti menu like the Caprese with vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic glaze. Or if you’re looking for a light seafood appetizer, Tony’s is also known for their crispy calamari served with spicy house-made pickles and herb aïoli.
For the main course, you’ll find a variety of Italian dishes such as pizza pies, meatballs, and a variety of pastas. Tony’s pizza pies come topped with a blend of cheeses as well as your choice of pepperoni, sausage, or garden vegetables and make for a perfect shareable entrée! The Roman-style steak is another great option with spinach and ricotta ravioli, heirloom tomatoes, wilted chard, hazelnut, and lemon Parmesan crema, or you can chow down on the classic chicken parmigiana featuring lightly-breaded chicken breast topped with provolone and Tony’s marinara sauce served over freshly-made thin spaghetti and local vegetables.
Of course, you won’t want to miss out on the pasta! Choose from options like chicken fettuccine alfredo or ravioli and house-made gnocchi primavera, both topped with your choice of grilled chicken breast or grilled jumbo shrimp. The scampi pasta is also a popular dish which features fresh linguine pasta made from scratch in-house and tossed with shrimp, classic butter sauce, Parmesan, and fresh vegetables.
And you can never go wrong with good ol’ spaghetti and meatballs! Your freshly-made thin spaghetti can be topped with your choice or hand-rolled pork-beef meatballs or Italian sausage. If you’re looking for a plant-based option, you can even order mushroom meatballs!
For dessert, end your meal with a sweet treat that you won’t forget. Try a cannoli with ricotta cream-filled shells and powdered sugar or perhaps the Tiramisù featuring espresso-soaked sponge cake layered with mascarpone sweet cream and served with chocolate sauce. There’s even a yummy chocolate cupcake option for the kiddos!
Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is a must-try spot for anyone visiting Magic Kingdom Park. Treat your date, your family, or even yourself to an incredible meal here, and you’ll never forget it! To view the full menu and to make reservations, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or check out the My Disney Experience mobile app.
Are you planning to dine at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant during your next Disney World vacation?
2. Enjoy Disney After Hours Events at Magic Kingdom Park & Disney’s Animal Kingdom– Disney After Hours events allow guests to explore a theme park at night with little wait times for many favorite attractions and character greetings. (Select snacks are also included). Tickets to 2020 Disney After Hours event nights are already on sale.
3. Immerse Yourself in the Arts at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts – The Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return to the park Jan. 17-Feb. 24. Get ready to explore a variety of galleries, watch live art demonstrations, purchase artwork and get it signed by the artist, or take in a live performance in the festival’s Disney on Broadway Concert Series.
4. See Epcot’s New Films – New films will debut at Epcot on Jan. 17. “Awesome Planet” in The Land pavilion showcases the Earth’s beauty and diversity in a 10-minute film featuring spectacular imagery, in-theater effects and an original musical score from Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price. “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” in the Canada pavilion is an update to the previous “O Canada!” film with new scenes, a new musical score by Canadian composer Andrew Lockington and new narration by award-winning actors Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. Sing Along to “Beauty and the Beast” in the France Pavilion – The “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” will debut in the France pavilion Jan. 17. Directed and produced by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films, the show invites you to participate in a twist on a tale as old as time. It features narration from Angela Lansbury, who played Mrs. Potts in the original film.
5. Celebrate Your Villainous Side at Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park – Disney Villains After Hours which returns to the Magic Kingdom Park on 24 select nights starting Feb. 7. This year, the event will feature a new Villains Caravan that will feature favorite baddies like Gaston, Oogie Boogie, Cruella de Vil, Captain Hook and more!
6. Grab Barbecue at Regal Eagle Smokehouse at Epcot – One of the first restaurants set to open in 2020 is Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue a fast-casual barbecue experience at The American Adventure. Expect sliced Texas beef brisket sandwiches, Kansas City smoked chicken, Memphis dry-rub pork ribs, North Carolina chopped smoked pork butt, power green salads and more.
7. Journey to Space 220 for ‘Out of this World’ Cuisine – Set to open this winter, Space 220 restaurant will offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience. You’ll board a special elevator for a journey 220 miles above Earth to a space station where you’ll enjoy fantastic meals and drinks while taking in views that are truly out of this world.
8. Cool Down with Ample Hills Creamery Sweet Treats – At Disney Springs you’ll soon be able to tempt your taste buds with flavors like Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Peppermint Pattie and Nonna D’s Oatmeal Lace when Ample Hills Creamery opens this winter.
9. Grab Grub at City Works Eatery & Pour House at Disney Springs – City Works Eatery & Pour House is set to open on the West Side of Disney Springs this winter. The restaurant and bar, offeing more than 80 beers on tap, will feature plenty of high-def TVs including a 165-inch screen, perfect for viewing live sporting events.
10. Take in the Topiaries During Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – Welcome spring’s arrival with this popular festival, which runs March 4-June 1. This year’s event will feature delectable bites at outdoor kitchens, as well as dozens of world-renowned, Disney-themed topiaries. In addition, the Garden Rocks Concert Series will include three shows a day for all 90 days of the event.
11. Hop Aboard Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, set to open March 4 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will be the first Disney ride-through attraction featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Here, you will travel inside a Mickey cartoon for a fun-filled adventure where “Mouse rules apply” and anything can happen!
12. Step Into the Mickey Shorts Theater– A new Mickey Mouse-inspired theater will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in March. Stop in to watch an original cartoon short and enjoy special photo opportunities.
14. Embark on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at Epcot – Set to open in Summer 2020 in the France Pavilion at Epcot, the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction will invite you to join Chef Remy on a super-sized journey through Gusteau’s kitchen.
15. Savor a Sweet Treat at La Creperie de Paris in Epcot – La Crêperie de Paris, offering both table- and quick-service options, opens this summer. The menu from celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse is inspired by the Brittany region of France.
18. Gather for ‘Harmonious’ at Epcot – In 2020, Epcot is on track to debut the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park. It will celebrate how the music of Disney inspires people the world over, carrying you away harmoniously on a stream of familiar Disney tunes reinterpreted by a diverse group of artists from around the globe. The show will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, lasers and more.
19. Lasso Some Grub at Roundup Rodeo BBQ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Roundup Rodeo BBQ, a new table-service location, is riding into Toy Story Land in 2020. This immersive restaurant will surround guests with a kaleidoscope of toys, games, and playsets while serving up delicious dishes.
20. Celebrate many milestones at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park – It’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 25th anniversary of the Disney Conservation Fund. Plus, our gorilla family will be celebrating Lilly’s 10th birthday and Grace’s 1st birthday this spring!
Which attraction or offering are you most excited to experience at Walt Disney World Resort in 2020? Tell us in the comments section below!
Get ready to let your inner-villain out because Disney Villains After Hours 2020 is coming back! That’s right, this popular after-hours event will be returning to Magic Kingdom Park on select nights February 7 through July 10, 2020. This special nighttime event showcases some of your favorite Disney Villains and lets you experience the park for an additional three hours after it closes. Throughout the night, you can enjoy frightfully fun entertainment, photo ops, low wait times, and of course, SPECIALTY EATS AND TREATS!
Check out all of the wickedly delicious bites you’ll be able to find throughout the park. Each of these treats are exclusive to this event, so if this list is making you hungry, be sure to grab your tickets today by visiting the Walt Disney World Resort website!
Painting the Roses Red (Available at Cheshire Café) – Cheesecake mousse with raspberry gelee, red cocoa butter, and buttercream leaves
Royal Majesty (Available at Cheshire Café) – Strawberry-flavored cake pop dipped in red chocolate and coated with sprinkles
Hearts on Fire (Available at Cheshire Café) – Fruit punch, Coke, and strawberry popping candy garnished with a strawberry
Poor Unfortunate Soul (Available at Storybook Treats) – Black raspberry soft-serve over Cherry Coke garnished with a sugar crown
Body Language (Available at Storybook Treats) – Cookies and cream mousse with chocolate cake, glacage, meringue tentacles, and a chocolate shell
Five Dozen Eggs Slush (Available at Gaston’s Tavern) – Frozen custard with brown sugar topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick
Just Take Three (Available at Sleepy Hollow) – Three beignets dusted with powdered sugar and served with vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream and chocolate ganache
Voodoo Magic (Available at Sleepy Hollow) – Lemonade, Green Apple Syrup garnished with a Rock Candy Straw
Locked Away Maiden (Available at Main Street Bakery) – Loaded grilled cheese sandwich with pepper jack cheese, provolone cheese, bacon jam, and tomatoes
The Diamond in the Rough (Available at Tortuga Tavern) – Mango slush with nutmeg and cinnamon topped with whipped cream and garnished with a sugar diamond
Hades Hot Dog (Available at Casey’s Corner) – All-beef hot dog topped with buffalo chicken, diced celery, fiery cheese dust, and spicy ranch drizzle
Hades Temptation (Available at Casey’s Corner) – Purple frozen mocktail “Cosmo” with lemonade, violet syrup, and a gummy worm
Are you attending Disney Villains After Hours 2020? Which one of these treats are you most excited to try during your Disney World vacation?
The 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts has returned, highlighting the visual, performing, and culinary arts now through February 24. This year’s festival features a dazzling array of Food Studios along with other festival-exclusive dishes served at various locations throughout the park. From sweet and savory to spicy and scrumptious, this year’s menus are decorated with a whole gallery of items including returning favorites as well as new items that will dazzle your taste buds. This colorful fare paints a yummy picture of culinary perfection presented throughout Future World and World Showcase.
Guests can also savor show-stopping cuisine with a side of sizzling Disney Broadway hits with the Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Packages. You can feast on the finest fare from around the world at participating restaurants before enjoying guaranteed seating at one of three concerts held the same day. For more information and to book a dining package, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call 407 WDW-FEST (407 939-3378). Bookings are available for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
New to the festival this year, Le Cellier Steakhouse will be celebrating the arts with a sophisticated brunch offered on weekends from Jan. 18 through Feb. 23 from 11am-3pm. Come and enjoy a wonderful prix fixe brunch menu which starts with assorted pastries for the table. Dishes to choose from include Cheddar Cheese Soup or Avocado Toast as well as entrées like Montreal-Spiced Corned Beef Hash, Le Cellier Eggs Benedict, or Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bread Pudding. Finish off the meal with a decadent dessert such as Maple Crème Brûlée or Coffee and Donuts. The brunch also includes your choice of beverage. Quench your thirst with a Northern Mimosa, Le Cellier Bloody Caesar, Joffrey’s Le Cellier Blend Press Pot Coffee, or a non-alcoholic specialty beverage. This special dining experience will be $67 per adult and $39 per child 9 and under plus tax and gratuity and is worth two (2) entitlements on the Disney Dining Plan. To make reservations, visit the Walt Disney World Website or check out the My Disney Experience mobile app!
As for the menus for the wonderful Food Studios sprinkled throughout the park, here’s your official guide with all the info a budding, hungry artist could ever want! For more information on the festival, visit the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts page. Happy snacking!
Pop Eats (Located in Showcase Plaza)
Sous Vide Chicken Roulade with Apples and Sage served with Warm Brie Fondue, Blueberry and Beet Gel and garnished with Beet Chip Crumbles (Gluten-friendly)
Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam (Gluten-friendly)
Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Belgian Chocolate (Kid Approved)
Pop’t Art: Modern-designed Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (Kid Approved)
Blue Sky Black Cherry Boba Freeze (Non-alcoholic) (Kid Approved)
#RainbowSherbetGlitterDreamAle by Playalinda Brewing Co., Titusville, FL
Popping Bubbles Cocktail
Tomato Soup Can Bloody Mary
Decadent Delights (Located in Showcase Plaza):
White Chocolate and Purple Sweet Potato Mousse, Caramel, Coconut, and Maple Meringue
Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Pretzel Crunch (Kid Approved)
Lemon Blood-Orange Tart
Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate-Chip Cookie (Kid Approved)
White Chocolate Figment Puzzle on an Artist Palette
3 Daughters Strawberry Blonde Nitro, St. Petersburg, FL
Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter, Breckenridge, CO
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, England
Biagio Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont
Florida Orange Groves Winery Black and Blue Port, St. Petersburg, FL
Cold Fashioned Coffee Cocktail
Neapolitan Beer Flight
The Deconstructed Dish (Located in Showcase Plaza)
Deconstructed Reuben: Sliced Corned Beef, Rye-crusted Sauerkraut and Jarlsberg Cake with Broken Thousand Island Dressing
Deconstructed BLT: Crispy Pork Belly, Tomato Jam, and Soft-Poached Egg
Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped New York-style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries, Sugar Cookies, and Micro-Basil (Kid Approved)
Rainboba: Sparkling Water layered with Fruit Boba and topped with a Foam Cloud (Non-alcoholic) (Kid Approved)
Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake garnished with Maple Syrup, a Waffle Crisp, and Candied Bacon (Non-alcoholic) (Kid Approved)
Imagery Sauvignon Blanc, California
Mad Genius Red Blend, California
Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Cream Bourbon garnished with a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon
Refreshment Port (Located near the Canada Pavilion)
Epcot’s longest-running annual festival – the 2020 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – is revving up to be a show stopper, with a Garden RocksConcert Series talent lineup like never before. New to the Garden Rocks Concert Series on the America Gardens Theatre stage this year are Daughtry, Don McLean and other luminaries of various musical genres – so mark your calendars now!
March 4-5 – Peabo Bryson NEW
March 13-16 – Simple Plan
March 17-19 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
March 20-23 – Mark Wills NEW to Garden Rocks
March 24-26 – The Spinners
March 27-28 – Sister Hazel
March 29-30 – The Pointer Sisters
March 31-April 2 – Former Journey Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
April 3-4 – Blood, Sweat & Tears
April 5-6 – Exposé
April 7-9 – Berlin
April 19-20 – Rick Springfield
April 24-27 – Plain White T’s
April 28-30 – Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles
May 1-2 – Don McLean NEW
May 5-7 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett NEW
May 8-9 – Thelma Houston NEW
May 10-11 – The Allman Betts Band NEW to Garden Rocks
May 15-18 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
May 19-21 – Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot NEW to Garden Rocks
May 24-25 – Daughtry NEW
May 26-28 – Marshall Tucker Band
May 31-June 1 – Survivor
See a favorite band or a new one you don’t want to miss? One of the best ways to join the concert fun is to book a Garden Rocks Concert Series Dining Package for one of the shows at 5:30, 6:45 or 8 p.m. Each package includes breakfast, lunch or dinner at select Epcot restaurants and guaranteed concert seating. Reservations are available now.
The music is surely gonna get you, and that’s not all. The festival presents a kaleidoscope of colorful blooms, topiaries and gardens designed to inspire wonder and whispers of “how’d they do that?!” The brand-new Remy topiary will be unveiled as the centerpiece of a Ratatouille Garden at the France pavilion, where the new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction will open in summer 2020. The floral Remy will be surrounded by a colorful garden of veggies that comprise ingredients of a ratatouille recipe.
It wouldn’t be a festival without fabulous food, and the event’s 17 Outdoor Kitchens plus other food-and-beverage stops will tickle your taste buds. Florida fans will delight in some of the state’s namesake flavors at three different kitchens: honey-laced treats at The Honey Bee-stro, citrus-based marvels at The Citrus Blossom, and sweet and savory delights at Florida Fresh.
Elsewhere across the park, lush swaths of bright blossoms, floating gardens, flower towers and more whimsical topiaries will brighten the landscape. Watch for stunning topiary depictions of celebrated heroines like Anna and Elsa, rough-and-ready Toy Story hero Buzz Lightyear, beloved Muppets Miss Piggy and Kermitthe Frog, and fairy-tale wonders like Tinker Bell, Snow White and Bambi. At the Goodness Garden Butterfly House, hundreds of winged beauties will take flight. Nearby at the Play Full Garden, families can celebrate spring at a unique playground experience.
Fans of behind-the-scenes tours won’t want to miss booking a Gardens of the World Tour – Spring Edition; an English Tea Garden Tour at the United Kingdom pavilion; or a Behind the Seeds! guided walk through The Land pavilion’s fish farm and four greenhouses. The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival began in 1994 as a 38-day celebration of Disney-style gardens and topiaries. The event now flourishes as a 90-day celebration of spring with something for everyone in the family. Follow the Disney Parks Blog for updates and more details. The 2020 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, including Garden Rocks concerts and all gardens and exhibits, is included in regular Epcot admission. Visit FreshEpcot.com or call (407) W-DISNEY for more information.
2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World Resort will kick-off its annual global celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts on January 17 and continue for 39 days through February 24, 2020. The event features visiting artists, an array of foodie delights and opportunities for guests to embrace their own inner artists.
The popular Disney on Broadway Concert Series returns to America Gardens Theatre with three daily performances headlined by Broadway stars who reprise favorite songs from past performances in award-winning shows. This year’s talent-rich lineup includes Kissy Simmons, who starred as Nala in “The Lion King,” and Kevin Massey of “Tarzan.” The show-stopping schedule currently features:
Jan. 17, 20, 21, 24 and 25 – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)
Jan. 18, 19, 22, 23 and 25 – Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”; “Freaky Friday”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)
Jan. 25 – Special performance featuring Simmons, White, Blickenstaff and Lee
Jan. 26, 28, 29; Feb. 1, 2, 5, 6 and 9 – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
Feb. 10, 12, 13, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 24 – Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”; “Beauty and the Beast”) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan)
Additional January and February performances still to be announced.
All shows are included with theme park admission. The best way to experience a performance is by reserving a Disney on Broadway Dining Package, which guarantees seating for one show on the day of the dining experience.
Premium festival experiences that include Paint with a Disney Artist and the World Showcase: Destinations Discovered guided tour are also available to guests for a fee.
Dining packages and workshops are now available to book by visiting ArtfulEpcot.com or calling (407) WDW-Fest for more information.
More to See, Do and Eat During the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Indulge in new culinary fun at the Le Cellier Brunch in the Canada pavilion, a leisurely prix fixe bounty each Saturday and Sunday in the relaxing Canadian chateau. Reservations required.
Explore the Green Landing Family Play Zone where Wall-E and Eve invite the entire family to enjoy a lush, green environment built for exploring.
Jump into photo-ops located throughout Epcot, such as the Peter Pan Storybook installation by the United Kingdom pavilion where guests can flap their fins in Mermaid Lagoon or get their pirate on at Skull Rock.
Grab a paintbrush and add color to a wall mural along World Showcase Plaza.
Join Figment’s Brush with the Masters, a scavenger hunt where the friendly dragon has painted himself into famous pieces of art in each World Showcase pavilion.
Marvel at and purchase works by Disney’s iconic artists in displays throughout World Showcase.
Watch visiting artists as they create new pieces, from Disney-inspired works to creative art across diverse mediums.
Create festival-inspired T-shirts and candles.
Are you heading to the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts? It’s not too late to book your trip today!