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Top 10 Things to Do in Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Star Wars fans of all ages will love visiting the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, the “long forgotten planet on the edge of the galaxy, between the Unknown Regions and Wild Space.” There are two new attractions, shopping, dining, and more experiences waiting for you in this new land so we wanted to share ten things to do in Galaxy’s Edge to help you prepare for your visit.

Pilot the Millenium Falcon: The headline attraction in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. You can actually pilot the iconic spaceship as you take on a mission from Hondo Ohnaka. Other necessary jobs on the mission include engineer and gunner.

Tip: Take advantage of the single rider line, if you are able to be split up from the rest of your party to enjoy the experience at a significantly reduced wait time.

Build a Light Saber at Savi’s Workshop: You can build a custom lightsaber and then bring it to life with a kyber crystal at Savi’s Workshop. You can choose from one of four themes- peace and justice; power and control; elemental nature; or protection and defense. These are not inexpensive souvenirs though at $199.99 plus tax each.

Tip: There are less expensive build your own lightsaber options at Tatooine Traders, the gift shop located at the exit of Star Tours, that is perfect for younger fans.

blue and green milk in Galaxy's Edge

Try the Blue or Green Milk: Stop by the Milk Stand to try the blue milk and/or green milk. They are both plant based blends of coconut and rice milks. The blue milk is sweeter while the green milk is a little more flowery or citrusy. They are a little different if you are used to dairy milk, but each had a refreshingly unique flavor. Both the blue and green milks are also available with alcohol.

Tip: These are available as a snack credit on the dining plan and also now available through mobile order so you can save time waiting in line to order one.

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Build a Droid at Droid Depot: Droid Depot offers you the chance to purchase and build your own remote controlled R-series and/or BB- series droid that will interact throughout the land. You’ll get to choose the four components required for your droid and then have the chance to assemble your droid and bring it to life. There are a variety of colors and designs you can choose from. Please note that Disney does only allow one guest to accompany the builder during the experience.

Tip: Special backpacks are available for purchase which are a great way to carry your droid throughout the land where it interacts as well as to transport your droid home, especially if you are flying and need to safely carry it through the airport.

Oga's Cantina
Oga’s Cantina

Grab a Drink at Oga’s Cantina: You can find a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic creations at Oga’s Cantina, one of the galaxy’s most infamous watering holes. Although the food items are quite limited, there is an extensive list of beverages to choose from. While you visit the cantina, you’ll also enjoy musical entertainment courtesy of DJ R-3X, which some of you may remember as a former pilot from the Star Tours attraction. Please note that Disney does limit each party to only a 45 minute experience in the cantina.

Tip: Although guests of all ages are welcome in Oga’s, the majority of the location is standing room only which may make it difficult to enjoy if you are traveling with little ones that will need to be held as strollers are not allowed inside.

Stop for Photo Opportunities: You have the opportunity to travel to another planet on the outer rim when you visit Batuu so don’t miss numerous photo opportunities throughout the land. You will find ships, fighters, speeders, droids, the infamous Falcon, and so much more that make for awesome photo opportunities which is sure to make all of your friends jealous of your travels.

Star Wars Characters: You never know who you’ll find from the Star Wars saga during your time Batuu while you’re exploring the land. We’ve seen Rey, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, and stormtroopers. The characters roam throughout the land which offer more unpredictable and surprise interactions in addition to unique photos from the traditional character meet and greets.

Tip: If you do want a longer or more personal interaction or just posed photos, be sure to stop by Star Wars Launch Bay to find BB-8, Kylo Ren, and Chewbacca.

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo Menu

Eat at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo: Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is the primary quick service dining location in Galaxy’s Edge. The menu does have some unique offerings including ribs, pot roast, fried chicken, and more in addition to two specialty, non-alcoholic beverages, moof juice and sour sarlacc. The spacious hangar also offers an outdoor seating area. We have a comprehensive list of the food and beverage options in Galaxy’s Edge here.

Tip: Take advantage of Disney’s mobile order service to bypass the long lines!

Pick up Souvenirs at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities: You can find a wide variety of iconic Star Wars souvenirs in the Den of Antiquities. As the largest merchandise location in Batuu, you won’t want to miss this hidden den. You’ll find kyber crystals, light sabers, ancient tools, and other treasures that are sure to delight Star Wars fans of all ages.

Drink a Coca Cola beverage: Coca Cola designed specialty bottles just for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney Parks. You can pick up a thermal detonator inspired bottle of Coca Cola, Diet Coke, or Sprite throughout the land.

Tip: These are more expensive than the other bottles in the parks at $6 or just one snack credit on the dining plan!

We also recommend downloading the Play Disney Parks mobile app before your visit so you can enjoy additional interactive experiences throughout the land including translating languages from across the galaxy, interacting with droids, and discovering precious cargo.

Bonus: The second new attraction in Galaxy’s Edge, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, is scheduled to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Thursday, December 5, 2019. This will be one of Disney’s most technologically advanced attractions yet as you join the Resistance in an epic battle against the First Order.

Please remember that reservations are accepted and strongly recommended for Oga’s Cantina, Droid Depot, and Savi’s Workshop up to 180 days in advance. However, walk ups may be welcome to enjoy these experiences, as well.

What are you most excited to see and do in Galaxy’s Edge?

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Book a Disney World Dessert Party for Delicious Treats and Spectacular Views

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If you’re looking to add a sweet ending to your day in the parks, then you’re in for a treat with a Disney World dessert party! Each of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort offers a variety of dessert parties that each include exclusive viewings of their park’s nighttime shows and spectaculars. You can book a Disney World dessert party to enjoy delicious treats and a spectacular view of the nighttime show.

Seasonal Dessert Parties

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RESERVATIONS NOW AVAILABLE: Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party (Nov. 8, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020)

Your favorite elves are returning once again this holiday season for the popular holiday nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and they’re hosting a fabulous dessert party to go with it! First, head over to Echo Lake to enjoy an array of holiday-themed snacks, decadent desserts, beer, wine, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. On the menu this year are items including warm cheese fondue with pretzel bread, roasted onion dip with kettle chips, winter-spiced trail mix, Yule log cake, caramel apple verrine, and more. There will also be festive holiday cookies and assorted beverages such as a gingerbread martini and hot chocolate. While you’re taking part in the festivities, there will even be a special VIP guest available for character greetings.

Before the show, you’ll be escorted to a reserved viewing area to enjoy Wonderful World of Animation – a beautiful projection show that takes you on a journey through more than 90 years of Disney and Pixar animation – followed by “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!,” a Santa-sized spectacular jam-packed with holiday music, fireworks, special effects, and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.

This festive dining experience will occur nightly November 8, 2019 –January 5, 2020. The event will start 1.5 hours prior to each night’s showtime. For more information and to book your reservations, visit the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party page or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3483).

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Magic Kingdom Park – Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace (Select Nights Nov. 8-Dec. 22, 2019)

If you’re celebrating the holidays with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, then you can sweeten your night with this holly-jolly dessert party! During this party, you’ll get to take in the incredible sights of Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show, exclusive to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. On the menu is a bountiful buffet featuring holiday-themed cupcakes and desserts, chocolate-dipped strawberries, ice cream, a selection of cheeses, seasonal fruits, and a variety of beverages like specialty Christmas drinks, sparkling cider, signature lemonades, hot chocolate, coffee, and tea. Just like the other dessert parties at Magic Kingdom Park, you can enjoy a special viewing area at Plaza Garden or reserved seating at Tomorrowland Terrace. 

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Dessert Party occurs during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights Nov. 8-Dec. 22, 2019.  For more information and to book your reservations, visit one of the pages listed below or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3483).

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Magic Kingdom Park – Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace (Select Nights Aug. 16-Nov. 1, 2019)

And don’t forget – the spooky season is in full swing at Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park has been transformed with Halloween decorations and festivities. On select nights, you can descend upon the park for a spirited evening during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Here you can go trick or treating, meet special characters, watch the popular Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, and enjoy this year’s brand new nighttime Halloween fireworks: “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular.” Similar to the regular fireworks dessert party, you can enjoy either reserved seating at Tomorrowland Terrace or a special viewing area at Plaza Garden. This party includes chocolate-dipped strawberries, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses and other ghoulish goodies created daily by our master pastry chef. Sparkling cider, signature lemonades, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will also be served.

Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party occurs during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on select nights Aug. 16-Nov. 1, 2019. For more information and to book your reservations, visit one of the pages listed below or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3483).

In-Park Dessert Parties at Walt Disney World Resort

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Epcot – Frozen Ever After Dessert Party at Epcot World Showcase

Enjoy a delightful end to your magical day with delectable desserts and spectacular fireworks viewed from a special area, followed by a musical boat ride at Frozen Ever After. Now through Sept. 30 you can bid farewell to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth before it ends its 20 year run to make way for an all-new, limited-time spectacular, “Epcot Forever,” debuting Oct. 1.  

For more information and to book your reservations, visit the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party page or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3483).

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Magic Kingdom Park – Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace 

Feast on delectable desserts before or after enjoying the spectacle of Happily Ever After, Magic Kingdom’s fireworks spectacular, from the comfort of either Tomorrowland Terrace with reserved seating or Plaza Garden right in front of Cinderella Castle. This dessert party occurs nightly throughout the year. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit one of the pages listed below or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3483).

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Rivers of Light: We Are One Dessert Party

Feast on delectable desserts before soaking up the sights and sounds of Rivers of Light: We Are One from a reserved seating location at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. For more information and to book your reservations, visit the Rivers of Light: We Are One Dessert Party page or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party

Calling all Star Wars fans – enjoy special themed treats, a souvenir stein, and an exclusive viewing area of the popular “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with this out-of-this-world dessert party! For more information and to book your reservations, visit the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party page or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3483).

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience

Please your sweet tooth with a delicious dessert experience while enjoying some of the best seats in the house. Pick up a box of freshly-prepared snacks before heading to a VIP reserved seating area for Fantasmic! Then, just sit back and enjoy your treats while watching the nighttime extravagant musical where the forces of good and evil battle it out in Mickey’s dream. For more information and to book your reservations, visit the Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience page or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3483).

Additional Spectacular Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World Resort

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In addition to the fabulous Disney World dessert party experiences around the parks, there are a few additional sweet dining experiences at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Seven Seas Lagoon near Magic Kingdom Park! For more information on each of these events and to make your reservations, visit their respective pages below or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3483).

Note: All showtimes, experiences, and menus listed above are subject to change without notice.

Have you ever tried a Disney World dessert party? Which one is your favorite experience?

8 Restaurants Where You Can Enjoy Brunch at Disney Springs

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always down for brunch! My friends and I love getting together on the weekends to catch up with delicious food and drinks. Lucky for us, Disney Springs always has an amazing line up of brunch offerings and they’ve recently added a few new options to the mix that keep us coming back for more! From classic breakfast favorites to sweet or savory dishes, they have it all. Here are the restaurants that serve brunch at Disney Springs:

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar 

The all-new Bayou Brunch at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar is a can’t miss experience for the whole family! This buffet-style brunch is filled with southern classics like biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles, crawfish étouffée, salads, and more. Other can’t miss favorites included the made-to-order omelet station, chicken and pork tacos and their amazing bourbon bread pudding. The best part? The live music from Brown Bag Brass Band, a New Orleans-inspired jazz band playing classic tunes and Dixieland favorites while you enjoy the tastes and sounds of the bayou. Bayou Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

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Terralina Crafted Italian

Terralina Crafted Italian recently added Breakfast Pizza, Egg Frittata, Steak and Eggs, and over-the-top Bloody Marys to their menu. Available every Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

On Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., enjoy the Rise & Shine Southern Brunch menu featuring southern comfort foods like the Hush Puppy Benedict, House-Made Doughnuts, Hallelujah Biscuit, and more. (This is one of our personal favorites)

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Wine Bar George

Offering Wine Country Brunch every Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m., Wine Bar George is the place to brunch for the new Friezling made with DOLE Whip® Lime and cocktails by the carafe. Dishes include favorites such as Steak and Eggs Frites, French Toast, a Wine Country Omelet and more. 

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Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante 

Let your taste buds take flight to the bellissimo island of Sicily on Sundays from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Maria & Enzo’s! Find everything from indulgent Nutella Stuffed French Toast to a flavorful Braised Beef Shortrib Ragu or relish signature favorites like the Lasagna Bolognese or Pasta Carbonara.

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 The Edison

Just across the way at The Edison, you’ll find bottomless mimosas and sangria on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for $25 a person. Pair it with a delicious signature burger or one of their new desserts (I recommend the Triple Chocolate Voltage Cake) and you have the ultimate #TreatYourSelf meal. 

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Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant

The Rollicking Raglan Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m. and features authentic Irish music, food, drink and live entertainment. The menu is brimming with Irish treats including the Full Irish Breakfast, Pancakes Diaspora with crème fraiche, maple syrup and berry compote and Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes.

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STK Orlando

Indulge in decadent dishes like Cinnamon Monkey Bread and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes in STK Orlando’s upscale atmosphere. A la carte brunch options and special brunch beverages are available every Saturday and Sunday.

Ready to make a reservation for brunch at Disney Springs? Call 407-WDW-DINE or make a reservation here; some venues also accept bookings via the Open Table app.

14 Tips for Disney World Water Parks to Help You Make the Most of Your Day

From the Disney Parks Blog:

Walt Disney World Resort is home to two amazing water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, each with unique storytelling all their own!  There is a lot of fun stuff to see and do at the Disney World water parks, so you may need some tips to help you get the most out of your visit. Follow these tips and you’ll leave the Disney World water parks relaxed and filled with enough memories to last you a lifetime.

Here are fourteen tips for visiting Disney World Water Parks!

1. Choose a Family Meeting Spot – If you’re spending the day with a group, it is always a good idea to choose a meeting spot or home base that everyone in your party can go back to throughout the day. Some of my favorite meeting spots include the Beachcomber Shacks and Getaway Glen Umbrellas at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and the Polar Patios and Lodge Umbrellas at Disney’s Blizzard Beach. You can reserve any of these spaces by calling (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529.

2. Stay Hydrated – At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, there is beautiful weather almost all year long! Whether it’s summer or fall, it’s important to stay hydrated and drink lots of water. The Disney World water parks offer special refillable mugs for purchase that let you quench your thirst at any drink station throughout your day.  

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3. Eat ALL the Food – Both Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon have some seriously delicious menu items that you won’t want to miss.  From chocolate-dipped key lime pie and guacamole flights to plant-based bratwurst sandwiches, there is something for everyone. Adults can also enjoy specialty drinks, beer and wine. My top picks? The Fish Tacos from Typhoon Tilly’s at Typhoon Lagoon, the Blizzard Burger from Lottawatta Lodge at Blizzard Beach and the mini donuts, which are available at both parks! 

4. Pack Light – Packing up a beach bag with all the essentials can be a hassle, especially when you are visiting from out of state. One of the things guests love about the Disney World water parks is that you can rent towels and umbrellas for the day. That means less bulky items to carry and less laundry when you get back home – it’s a win-win! Pro tip: Walt Disney World Resort guests receive complimentary towels at the water parks.

5. Plan A Visit That Compliments Your Vacation Itinerary – The Disney World water parks make a great addition to any Disney vacation and can easily fit into your busy itinerary. Plan a full day at the water parks or visit for a few hours- the choice is yours! Personally, I love spending a full day at one of our water parks and ending the night at Disney Springs!  

6. Use the Walt Disney World Bus Service – Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel? Make sure to take advantage of the Walt Disney World Bus Service, a convenient and complementary way to get to and from the Disney World water parks. If you plan on driving yourself, there is complimentary parking. 

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7. Worry Less About Taking The Perfect Picture – Have you heard of Disney PhotoPass? Helping you capture professional photos of your vacation, Disney PhotoPass photographers let you focus on having fun and worry less about getting the perfect shot. If you do decide to take your own pictures, I recommend purchasing a waterproof bag to protect your phone and easily carry it around the park. You can find waterproof bags in Singapore Sal’s at Typhoon Lagoon and Beach Haus at Blizzard Beach.  Make sure to share all your Disney Water Parks pictures using the hashtags, #DisneyWaterParks, #TyphoonLagoon and #BlizzardBeach. 

8. Save With the Park Hopper Plus Ticket Option – In my option, the Park Hopper Plus Option is a MUST when planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. In addition to admission to multiple Disney theme parks in one day, the Park Hopper Plus Option also includes a visit to other iconic Disney venues such as both Disney World water parks and both miniature golf courses! It’s a great value, especially if you’re trying to see and do it all while you’re here.

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9. Learn To Surf at Typhoon Lagoon – If you have ever wanted to learn how to surf or you are an experienced surfer who wants to catch some waves while you’re on vacation, make sure to go to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon one morning. That’s where you can participate in surfing programs in state-of-the-art wave pool that creates the perfect wave every time and offers the perfect venue for surfing, no matter what your skill level. The best part? Classes take place before the park opens! 

10. Wear Lots of Sunscreen – When you’re having fun, it’s easy to forget to put on sunscreen. Make sure to apply it multiple times throughout the day and spend time in the shade to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. You can purchase sunscreen in Singapore Sal’s at Typhoon Lagoon or Beach Haus at Blizzard Beach. 

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11. Meet Your Favorite Characters – The four theme parks aren’t the only places to meet your favorite Disney characters. You can spend time with Goofy at Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Lilo and Stich at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon during your next visit to the Disney World water parks.

12. Annual Pass – The Disney World Water Parks Annual Pass includes a year of admission to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach and an endless amount of fun!  If you plan on going to the Disney World Water Parks more than once in one year, you’ll definitely want to check this out.

13. Unplug From the Real World – The Disney World Water Parks make it easy for you to unplug and focus your attention on enjoying the moment and spending time with your friends and loved ones. If you like, you can easily rent a locker to securely keep all of your electronic devices out of mind and out of sight. A day of relaxation and fun awaits you! 

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14. Dress the Part – Part of the fun of visiting Walt Disney World Resort is the chance to incorporate your favorite Disney characters into your personal style. From towels and swimwear to clothing and thoughtful souvenirs, Blizzard Beach’s Beach Haus and Typhoon Lagoon’ Singapore Sal’s have everything you need for a Disney-inspired fashion moment at our water parks.  

Bonus: If you’re visiting during the summer, be sure to consider H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon. This special ticket event offers exclusive nighttime fun at the water park.

What are your favorite tips and ways to enjoy the Disney World water parks?

Complete List of Arendelle Aqua Treats You Can Find at Disney Parks

From the Disney Parks Blog:

Guide to Arendelle Aqua Treats at Disney Parks (Photo: Disney)

Complete List of Arendelle Aqua Treats You Can Find at Disney World & Disneyland

Calling all “Frozen” fans – celebrate the latest color collection, Arendelle Aqua, inspired by the Academy Award-winning animated feature, “Frozen” from Walt Disney Animation Studios at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts with special treats that just happen to go perfectly with the new line of merchandise that’s now available!

That’s right, all of the beautiful spirit jerseys, headbands, shirts, tumblers, and phone cases you see in these pictures can be found at various merchandise locations at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort as well as shopDisney.com.

Now back to the food – these yummy items are definitely worth melting for, and they’re all available now. So, come on out and try them for yourself! Here’s your Guide to everything Arendelle Aqua. 

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Magic Kingdom

  • Arendelle Aqua Cone (Available at Storybook Treats) – Cotton candy soft-serve topped with sugar Mickeys and cotton candy sugar
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Epcot

  • Arendelle Aqua Lemonade (Block & Hans) – Frozen Lemonade with cotton candy flavor and blackberry moonshine
  • Frozen Arendelle Aqua Lemonade (non-alcoholic, Norway Beer Cart) – Frozen Lemonade with passionfruit and pineapple
  • Arendelle Aqua Frozen Lemonade (non-alcoholic, Sunshine Seasons) – Frozen Lemonade with cotton candy flavor
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  • Arendelle Aqua Cupcake (Sunshine Seasons) – Chocolate-hazelnut cupcake topped with buttercream
  • Arendelle Aqua Victoria Sponge Cake (Yorkshire County Fish Shop) – sponge cake with aqua buttercream
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Disney Springs

  • Arendelle Aqua Cuvée (Amorette’s Patisserie) – Fairytale Champagne with chocolate Minnie Mouse topper
  • Arendelle Aqua Punch (Daily Poutine) – Coconut rum, peach schnapps, blue curaçao, and artic swirl Odwalla lemonade
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Resorts

  • Arendelle Aqua Sugar Drop Donuts (Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort) – Two sweet cake donuts topped with blue fondant glaze and a winter sugar crystal mix
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  • Aqua Pearl Cupcake (available starting Sept. 15 at Everything POP Shopping and Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort) – Chocolate cupcake with blue cotton candy marshmallow cream center, cotton candy buttercream, milk chocolate ears, crispy pearls, sugar, and glitter
  • Aqua Sparkle Cupcake (available starting Sept. 15 ay Riverside Mill Food Court and Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort) – Chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate salted caramel mousse and topped with aqua and white vanilla buttercream, blue crispy pearls, and sparkly milk chocolate ears
  • Arendelle Aqua Cotton Candy Éclair (Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa) – Éclair filled with cotton candy mousse and raspberry curd
  • Arendelle Aqua Cake (Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort) –Vanilla cake filled with blueberry jam
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  • Worth Melting For (Geyser Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge) – Vodka, blue curaçao, tropical-flavored syrup, pineapple juice, and sour
  • Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake (Kona Café Coffee Bar at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort) – Lemon blueberry cheesecake with blueberry compote, graham cracker crust, chocolate shell, and micro orchids
  • Ice Elixir (Oasis and Barefoot Pool Bars at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort) – Gin, blue curaçao, lemon, and pineapple
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Disneyland Park

  • Arendelle Aqua Macaron (Jolly Holiday Bakery Café) – Mickey-shaped macaron with buttercream and blueberries and cream filling
  • Arendelle Aqua Linzer Cookie (Market House) – Mickey-shaped cookie with a snowflake-shaped center, mixed berry jam, and chocolate ganache
  • Arendelle Aqua Churro (Town Square Churro Cart) – Churro dusted with aqua sugar
  • Arendelle Aqua Mickey Balloon Premium Popcorn Bucket (Popcorn Cart near Sleeping Beauty Castle)
  • Arendelle Aqua Cake Pop (Candy Palace, Hunny Spot) – Vanilla cake pop
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Disney California Adventure Park

  • Arendelle Aqua Macaron (Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café and Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream) – Mickey-shaped macaron with buttercream and blueberries and cream filling
  • Arendelle Aqua Mickey Balloon Premium Popcorn Bucket (Hyperion Popcorn Cart)
  • Arendelle Aqua Cake Pop (Trolley Treats, Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff) – Vanilla cake pop
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Downtown Disney District

  • Arendelle Aqua Cake Pop (Marceline’s Confectionery) – Vanilla cake pop coated with black raspberry white chocolate

For more information on all of these items – visit the Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort websites or check out the Disneyland app or the My Disney Experience mobile app for Walt Disney World Resort. Happy snacking! 

Enchanted Rose Lounge Coming to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa This Fall

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Disney recently announced a new “Beauty and the Beast”-inspired lounge coming to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Located on the second floor of the lobby, this re-imagined lounge will be called the Enchanted Rose Lounge and will celebrate the magic and romance of Disney’s popular live-action movie.

Featuring four unique spaces inspired by Belle and the Beast, you’ll find charm and elegance around every corner. The lounge includes a chandelier inspired by Belle’s flowing ball gown as well as a formal library that will showcase classical baroque designs and French furnishing. A garden room will take its inspiration from the enchanted forest surrounding the castle, and an outdoor patio will evoke the romance of Beast’s garden terrace. 

Enchanted Rose Lounge will feature a delicious menu with a variety of shareable bites. Snack on an artisanal cheese selection with pine nut bread and raisins or enjoy an exquisite dish of white sturgeon caviar served with egg timbale, crème fraiche, and chives. 

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In addition, you could try the Mini Smoked Short Rib Sliders with glacier blue cheese and onion marmalade on brioche buns. Or if seafood is more your style, you can order the Espelette Pepper-Spiced Shrimp or Octopus a la Plancha with black olives, blistered tomatoes, and fingerling potatoes. There’s also the Crab and Gnocchetti Gratin, which comes with jumbo lump crab, gnocchetti sardi, robiola bosina mornay, and citrus breadcrumbs.

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Other options include truffle fries as well as a house-made flatbread pizza featuring charred broccolini, seasonal mushrooms, fennel sausage, ricotta salata, and tomato confits.

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On the beverage menu is a variety of beverages including cocktails and martinis as well as spirits, beer, cider and even a few non-alcoholic options for guests of all ages. Featured cocktails include beverages such as the Island Rose with grapefruit and rose vodka, lime, orgeat, pineapple, bitters, and rose water. You can also sip on the Lavender Fog (dry gin, crème de violette, English breakfast tea, vanilla, and cream) or the Garden Daisy (tequila, midori, lime, egg white, and cucumber). The lounge will also be pouring an extensive collection of wine and Champagne by the glass. 

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Non-alcoholic options include a Garden Cocktail (non-alcoholic spirit, lime juice, agave nectar, and soda)  as well as the B&B (fresh-brewed iced tea, lemon, blueberry, and basil) and the Rosemary Cooler (Odwalla lemonade, vanilla, and rosemary).

Enchanted Rose Lounge will open this fall at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Heading to Disney World this fall to check out the new Enchanted Rose Lounge? Don’t miss The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival or Halloween celebrations.

Celebrate 2019 WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs from September 20- November 4, 2019

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Celebrate 2019 WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs from September 20- November 4

It’s time to jump into fall with 2019 WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs – a popular, limited-time celebration returning September 20 through November 4, 2019. With over 30 participating locations this year, 2019 WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs celebrates the autumn season with seasonally-inspired food and beverage offerings throughout the shopping, dining, and experience destination.  

Throughout the next few months, you’ll find everything from specialty cocktails and ciders to desserts and dishes featuring the popular flavors of the season like pumpkin, squash, apple, cinnamon, and more. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper celebration without a proper guide giving you all of the delicious details – so, here’s your official Guide to 2019 WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs! 

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

4R Barbacoa Cantina Food Truck

  • Squash Blossom Quesadilla – fresh squash blossom, zucchini, tomato, onion, refried beans, Chihuahua cheese, and queso fresco with a side of pico de gallo
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Harvest Apple Crépe – with vanilla sauce and toasted pecans
  • Pumpkin Crème Brûlée – pumpkin custard with brûléed sugar, candied pecans, and a pumpkin sable cookie garnished with Amorette’s chocolate
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

AristoCrepes

  • Poison Apple Cocktail – caramel apple frozen cocktail featuring apple whisky and creamy caramel served in a poison apple stein

The BOATHOUSE

  • Apple and Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée – topped with cinnamon whipped cream and sugared wonton chips
  • Pomegranate Margarita – tequila, lime juice, pomegranate liqueur, agave nectar, and a fresh lime wedge with a salted rim
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

  • Smoked Turkey Sliders – made with white cheddar cheese, spring mix, tomato, and Homecomin’s homemade cran-apple chutney
  • Brown Sugar Old Fashioned – featuring brown sugar bourbon, simple syrup and bitters with muddled orange and cherries

D-Luxe Burger

  • Oktoberfest Burger – signature blend beef patty topped with smoked sausage, braised red cabbage, stout cheese sauce, lettuce, tomato, and grilled onion on a Parker House Roll.
  • Pumpkin Pie Milkshake – made with gelato, caramel sauce, and graham cracker crumbles topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Earl of Sandwich

  • Holiday Turkey Sandwich – sliced turkey with cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mayonnaise on fresh-baked bread

Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC

  • Caramel Apple Medley – vanilla cake lightly drizzled with caramel, baked apples, and a cinnamon mousse topped with sugar crystals

Enzo’s Hideaway

  • Roasted Pork Porchetta – made with smoked maple polenta, delicata squash, pomegranate, and garlic gremolata
  • Smoked Maple Old Fashioned – featuring smoked maple bourbon, cinnamon pear syrup, and chocolate bitters topped with a cinnamon stick and an orange-peel garnish

Frontera Cocina

  • Chorizo Sopes – two crispy corn masa boats, pork chorizo, roasted butternut squash, cotija cheese, crema, cilantro, and onions.
  • Horchata Margarita – joven mezal, agua de horchata, coconut liquor, and cinnamon
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Ganachery

  • Pumpkin Spice Ganache Square – chocolate ganache with pumpkin spice
  • Chai Tea Ganache Square – chocolate ganache with chai tea
  • Maple Pecan Bourbon Hot Ganache – topped with a chocolate bacon garnish

House of Blues® Restaurant & Bar

  • Voodoo Shrimp – sautéed shrimp in a beer reduction sauce served over jalapeno-cheese cornbread
  • Abita Pecan Ale, Abita Brewing Company

Jaleo by José Andrés

  • Seared Scallops – with butternut squash, orange, and caramelized pumpkin seeds
  • Karlita Cocktail – brandy, amontillado, orange, lemon, and orange bitters
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

  • Giant Charcuterie Pretzel – featuring an air pirate cargo pretzel, prosciutto, sliced brats, artisan pepperoni, smoked cheddar, black diamond cheddar, pickles, spicy mustard, and beer cheese fondue
  • Autumn Smash – spiced rum, pear nectar, simple syrup, and a splash of lemon juice topped off with a cinnamon twig
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Maria & Enzo’s Ristortante

  • Chicken Saltimbocca – prosciutto di parma, roasted apple, cipolini onions, and balsamic glazed baby carrots
  • Pumpkin Vodka Cocktail – mixed with pumpkin purée, apple cider, and a splash of soda water with lemon
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Paddlefish

  • Crispy Catfish – with southern grits, black pepper butter sauce, baby kale, and julienne apple.
  • Paddlefish Hard Apple – apple juice mixed with bourbon and ginger beer and garnished with a cinnamon stick

Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas

  • Autumn Special Flatbread – honey-roasted pears, creamy brie, caramelized walnuts, and fresh rosemary on a delicious crispy crust
  • Smoky Cinnamon Old Fashioned – made with a s’more roasted cinnamon stick and bourbon

Planet Hollywood

  • Slow Roasted Chicken Breast – tender slow-cooked all-natural double chicken breast, pan gravy with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and green bean medley
  • Fall Spirit – cinnamon whiskey blended with fresh lemon juice and honey syrup finished with apple cider
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Polite Pig

  • Maple Bourbon Pork Belly – pork belly croutons on smashed sweet potatoes with maple whiskey caramel
  • Apple Cider Whiskey Sour – rye whiskey mixed with apple cider, lemon, brown sugar, and cinnamon

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant

  • Braised Pork Shoulder – served with creamed sage cabbage, pickled mustard seeds, red wine jus, and spiced caramelized apple purée
  • Samhain Sangria – whiskey, sauvignon blanc, cold pressed apple cider, seltzer, and homemade cinnamon syrup with fresh orange, apple and cranberries

Rainforest Café 

  • Roasted Fall Vegetable Tacos – roasted butternut squash with a roasted fall vegetable mix, corn, and black bean salsa garnished with avocado crema, fresh cilantro, and a lime wedge
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Splitsville

  • Grilled Chicken and Apple Flatbread – Maple apple butter, smoked Gouda,  and goat cheese topped with crisp diced apples, grilled chicken, red onion, bacon, and cilantro
  • Spiced Pear Spritzer – fresh pear nectar, ginger liqueur, vodka, lemon juice,  and allspice topped with ginger ale and garnished with star anise

Sprinkles

  • Pumpkin Cupcake – pumpkin cake laced with fragrant ginger, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon topped with sweet cinnamon cream cheese frosting

STK Orlando

  • STK Beef Lollipops – served with cranberry spice chutney and delicious sweet potato frites
  • Pecan Harvest Ale from Abita – a nutty-flavored beer brewed with Louisiana roasted pecans
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Sunshine Churros

  • Pumpkin Spice Churros – classic churro with delicious pumpkin spice

T-REX

  • Mushroom Ravioli – topped with Italian sausage in a butternut squash cream sauce, freshly grated parmesan cheese, and sage
  • Bourbon and Cider Cocktail – fall cocktail with bourbon, apple and ginger

Terralina Crafted Italian

  • Apple and Cranberry Bread Pudding – made with cinnamon and cloves
  • Terralina Cider – featuring cinnamon whiskey, apple liqueur, and sour mix
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Vivoli il Gelato

  • Pumpkin Cannoli – Italian pastry shell filled with sweet cream and pumpkin

Wine Bar George

  • Ibérico Pork Pluma – made with confit Yukon potatoes and butternut squash purée
  • Triton, Tempranillo from Toro – full-bodied red wine with ripe plum, black cherries, and earthy notes
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

  • Pumpkin Ravioli – made with a brown butter sauce, crushed walnuts, and sage
  • Drunken Pumpkin – vanilla vodka blended with coffee liqueur and pumpkin purée served in a graham cracker rimmed glass with a touch of nutmeg

Wolfgang Puck Express

  • Delicious Corn Flake French Toast – with maple syrup and seasonal fruit topping with cinnamon sugar
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

YeSake

  • Kabocha Pumpkin Bun – cinnamon-steamed bun filled with a sweet pumpkin cream and cranberries
  • Pumpkin Spice Boba Tea – made with tea, almond milk boba pearls, and spices (non-alcoholic)
  • Spiced Kabocha – made with sake, almond milk, pumpkin and cinnamon     

In addition to all of these yummy items, you can also enjoy a variety of fall-inspired hard ciders at Dockside Margaritas and outdoor vending carts. And don’t forget to stop by Candy Cauldron and Goofy’s Candy Co. to snack on some fall-inspired treats like candy apples, cookies, cake pops, crispy treats, and more!

For more information on 2019 WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs, restaurant info, full menus, and to make reservations, visit DisneySprings.com or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463). You can also pick up an event guide at various locations throughout Disney Springs. 

If you’re visiting the Walt Disney World Resort this fall, don’t miss the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, filled with delicious food and drinks from around the world!

Full List of 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Menus

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Full List of 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Menus

Every foodie’s favorite time of year is now underway! The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is running now through November 19, 2019! We have the full list of 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival menus so you can start deciding now what you can’t miss during your visit!

In addition to celebrating cuisines and cooking techniques from around the world, the festival features a variety of special seminars and culinary demonstrations as well as the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. This concert series, which runs through Nov. 19 throughout the festival and lets you embrace your inner groupie with live performances at the America Gardens Theatre from some of your favorite musical artists. And if you’re looking to pair it with a delicious meal, you can purchase an Eat to the Beat Dining Package, allowing you to enjoy an amazing breakfast, lunch, or dinner at an Epcot eatery as well as a guaranteed seat at the evening concert. 

This year’s event boasts over 30 individual Global Marketplaces highlighting delicious dishes, sweet treats, fine wine, craft beer, spirits, and other beverages sure to satisfy every palate. These are located throughout World Showcase and Future World, giving you an opportunity to chow down on an incredible variety of unique small bites and sips as you explore the festival. I’ve put together a Foodie Guide detailing all of the menus and locations as well as all of the gluten-friendly, vegetarian, and kid-approved items. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival starts August 29 and runs through November 23, 2019, which means you have plenty of time to try as many eats as your hungry heart desires! 

  • V indicates Vegetarian items
  • GF indicates “Gluten/Wheat Friendly” items
  • KA indicates Kid Approved
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Thailand (Located near Disney Traders)

Food:

  • Marinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Stir-fried Vegetables (KA)
  • Shrimp and Cold Noodle Salad
  • Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef with Steamed Rice

Beverage:

  • Singha Lager
  • Maison Willm Réserve Gewürztraminer, Alsace
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Australia (Located near Port of Entry)

Food:

  • Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Bushberry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion, and Snap Peas (GF)
  • Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Purée, Bushberry Pea Salad, and Pistachio-Pomegranate Gremolata (GF)
  • Deconstructed Pavlova with Pastry Cream, Citrus-macerated Berries, and Lemon Myrtle Meringue (KA) (GF) (V)

Beverage:

  • Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
  • Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon, Hunter Valley
  • Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay, Margaret River
  • 3 Rings Shiraz, Barossa Valley
  • Wine Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Shimmering Sips (Located near Port of Entry)

Food:

  • Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae made with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® Almondmilk, fresh Berries, and Chocolate Almond Streusel (V) (KA)
  • Cheesecake Trio: Raspberry, Chocolate, and New York-style Cheesecake Bites (V) (KA)
  • Shimmering Strawberry Soft-serve in a Waffle Cone (V) (KA)

Beverage

  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava Juices
  • Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
  • Frozen Mimosa featuring White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut, Champagne
  • Dom Pérignon Brut, Champagne
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé, Champagne
  • Mimosa Flight
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Hawai’i (Located near Refreshment Port)

Food: 

  • Kāalua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney and spicy Mayonnaise (KA)
  • Grilled Tuna Tataki with Seaweed Salad, Pickled Cucumbers, and Wasabi Cream inspired by AULANI Disney Vacation Club® Villas, Ko Olina Hawai’i
  • Teriyaki-glazed SPAM® Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions, and spicy Mayonnaise
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (KA) (GF) (V)

Beverage:

  • Maui Brewing Company Bikini Blonde Lager
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLE® Pineapple Juice, and Grenadine
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Islands of the Caribbean (Located near the Mexico pavilion)

Food:

  • Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli (KA)
  • Jerk-spiced Chicken with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt (GF)
  • Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce (V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • Red Stripe Lager
  • Caribbean White Sangria
  • Frozen Mojito
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Donut Box (Located near Test Track)

Food:

  • Sweet Corn Fritter with Fresno and Red Pepper Jelly (V)
  • Strawberry-dusted Yeast Donut Holes (V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • Strawberry Smoothie made with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk®  (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)
  • Central 28 Beer Company Boston Cream Donut Ale, DeBary, FL
  • Black and White Coffee Cocktail garnished with a Fresh Yeast Donut with Chocolate Espresso Bean Crumbles

Cool Wash (Located near Test Track)

  • Assorted Coca-Cola® Slushies (non-alcoholic)
  • Coca-Cola® Orange Vanilla with St. Petersburg Gin

Mexico (Located at the Mexico pavilion)

Food:

  • Taco de Puerco: Shredded Pork Belly on a Corn Tortilla with Salsa Verde 
  • Tostada de Carne: Braised Beef on a Corn Tostada with Mole Oaxaqueño and Chicharrón Dust
  • Capirotada de Chocolate : Chocolate Bread Pudding served with Chocolate Abuelita Crème Anglaise

Beverage:

  • Cerveza Por Favor: Mexican Craft Beer served with a Liqueur Floater
  • Mexican Sangria: Red Wine, Blackcurrant Liqueur, Citrus Juices, Strawberry Purée, and a hint of Rum
  • Clásica Reyes Margarita: 100% Agave Tequila, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar served on the rocks with a Tajín Chile-Lime Powder Rim
  • Smokey Margarita: Mezcal Ilegal, Pineapple-Ginger Juice, Agave Nectar, 100% Agave Tequila and Ancho Reyes Liqueur served On the rocks with a spicy Salt Rim
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Alps (Located at the Norway pavilion)

Food:

  • Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons, and Baguette (V) (KA)
  • Venison Stew with Crushed Potatoes
  • Blueberry and Almond Frangipane Tart with Crème Fraîche and Blue Diamond® Almonds (V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • Domaine CARREL et Fils Eugène Jongieux Blanc
  • Cave De La Côte Rosé Gamay, Romand
  • René Favre Dôle, Chamoson
  • Frozen Rosé
  • Wine Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

India (Located near the China pavilion)

Food:

  • Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa, and Coriander Pesto Dips(V) (KA)
  • Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas, and UNCLE BEN’S® Basmati Rice (V) (GF)
  • Korma Chicken with Cucumber Tomato Salad, Almonds, Cashews, and Warm Naan Bread

Beverage:

  • Mango Lassi (Non-Alcoholic)(KA)
  • Godfather Lager
  • Sula Chenin Blanc, Nashik
  • Sula Shiraz, Nashik
  • Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Chai Cream Liqueur

China (Located at the China pavilion)

Food:

  • Wuxi Spareribs
  • Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw (KA)
  • Mala Chicken and Shrimp Bao Bun
  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles

Beverage:

  • Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk (non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango Syrup and Orange Juice
  • Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice
  • Year of the Piggy: Light Rum, Triple Sec, Lychee Syrup, Lime Juice and Sprite® 
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Africa (Located near Refreshment Outpost)

Food:

  • Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato and Corn Mealie Pap and Kachumbari Slaw
  • Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri with White Beans, Pigeon Peas, Curry Rice Pilaf, and Kachumbari Slaw (V)
  • Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous

Beverage:

  • Tusker Lager
  • Cederberg Chenin Blanc, South Africa
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, Western Cape
  • Groot Constantia Pinotage, Constantia
  • Wine Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Refreshment Outpost (Located between the China and Germany pavilions)

Food:

  • Nigerian Meat Pie
  • No Worries Panna Cotta: Raspberry, Papaya, and Mango Panna Cotta with a Cookie Crumble Base topped with a Lion King White Chocolate (KA)

Beverage:

  • Savannah Smoothie: Coconut Milk, Agave, and Amarula Cream Liqueur
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Germany (Located at the Germany pavilion)

Food: 

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions, and Cheese (KA)
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Prop & Peller® Pretzel Roll (KA)
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce(V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • Weihenstephaner Festbier Lager, Freising
  • August Kesseler R Riesling Kabinett, Rheingau
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel
  • Selbach-Oster 2014 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Mosel
  • Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, Pfalz
  • Riesling Flight also available

Brewer’s Collection (Located at the Germany pavilion)

  • Weihenstephaner Festbier Lager, Freising
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
  • Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer
  • Beer Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Sommerfest (Located at the Germany pavilion)

  • Frangipane Peach Tart (V) (KA)
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Spain (Located between the Germany and Italy pavilions)

Food:

  • Charcuterie in a Cone with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette
  • Spanish-style Paella with Botifarra and Roasted Chicken
  • Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar, and Smoked Paprika (GF)

Beverage:

  • Lagar de Bouza Albariño, Rías Baixas
  • Casa Castillo Monastrell, Jumilla
  • Espelt Garnacha Old Vines, Catalonia
  • Wine Flight also available
Photo; Disney Parks Blog

Italy (Located at the Italy pavilion)

Food:

  • Ravioli Carbonara: Parmesan and Pecorino Ravioli, Egg Yolk, Cream, and Bacon
  • Costine di Maiale: Balsamic-glazed and Oven-roasted Pork Ribs
  • Pollo: Crispy Chicken with Marinara Sauce (KA)
  • Traditional Sicilian Cannoli: Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange
  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake: Vanilla Cake and Chocolate-Hazelnut Mascarpone Cream dipped in Chocolate (KA)

Beverage:

  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
  • Pinot Grigio, Santa Marina
  • Chianti, Gabbiano
  • Prosecco, Villa Sandi
  • Corbinello, Montegrande
  • Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande
  • Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila 
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Hops & Barley (Located at The American Adventure)

Food:

  • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll
  • New Brunswick Slider: Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast-style” with Horseradish Cream and Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing (V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • North Coast Brewing Co. Blue Star Wheat, Fort Bragg, CA
  • 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Heavy Seas AmeriCannon APA, Baltimore, MD
  • Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY
  • Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Beer Flight also available

Block & Hans (Located at The American Adventure)

  • Orlando Brewing Blonde Ale,  Orlando, FL 
  • Goose Island 312 Dry Hopped Urban Wheat Ale, Chicago, IL 
  • Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Lexington, KY 
  • Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout, Longmont, CO 
  • Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Milton, DE 
  • McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider, West Seneca, NY
  • Beer Flight also available

Fife & Drum (Located at The American Adventure)

  • Hanson Brothers Beer Company Mmmhops Pale Ale, Tulsa, OK

Funnel Cake (Located at The American Adventure)

  • Mini Funnel Cake topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and Mixed-berry Sangria Compote (V)

Japan (Located at the Japan pavilion)

Food:

  • Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed Bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables, and a Sweet Teriyaki Sauce (KA)
  • Frothy Ramen: Chilled Noodles and Dashi Broth with a Light Foam topping
  • Spicy Roll: Spicy Tuna and Salmon Sushi Roll topped with Volcano Sauce

Beverage:

  • Kirin Draft Beer
  • Draft Sake
  • Nami Sake Cocktail: Sake, Gin and Blue Curacao
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Morocco (Located at the Morocco pavilion)

Food:

  • NY Strip Steak Green Shermoula Flatbread with fresh Radish and Tomato Salsa
  • Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onions, Tzatziki, and Chipotle Sauce
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce

Beverage:

  • Casa Beer
  • Laroque Chardonnay, Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Red Organic Sangria
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Belgium (Located between the Morocco and France pavilions)

Food:

  • Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
  • Golden Malted® Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream (V) (KA)
  • Golden Malted® Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream(V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale
  • St. Bernardus Witbier
  • Delirium Red Fruit Beer
  • Stella Artois Hard Cidre
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur  
  • Beer Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Brazil (Located between the Morocco and France pavilions)

Food:

  • Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp, and White Fish with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato, and Onions(GF)
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF) (V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL
  • Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde, Portugal
  • Quinta do Crasto Douro Tinto, Portugal
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça 

France (Located at the France pavilion)

Food:

  • Fondue Savoyarde: Fondue of Imported Cheeses and Chardonnay served with Croutons (V)
  • Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
  • Boeuf Braisé à la Bordelaise, Pomme Dauphine: Beef Braised in Cabernet Sauvignon with Red Onions and Puffed Potatoes
  • Crème Brûlèe: Crème Brûlèe with House-made Chocolate Hazelnut Cream (V) (GF) (KA)

Beverage:

  • Kronenbourg 1664 Pale Lager Draft
  • Chardonnay, Maison de France
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Village la Tourelle, Bordeaux
  • Kir à la Grenade: Sparkling Wine with Monin Pomegranate Syrup 
  • La Passion Martini Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry, and Passion Fruit Juice
  • Evian Water
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Ireland (Located at the U.K. pavilion)

Food:

  • Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Gravy
  • Warm Irish Cheddar and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread (V)
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard (V)

Beverage:

  • Brehon Brewhouse Killanny Red Ale
  • Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
  • Guinness Baileys Shake
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Canada (Located at the Canada pavilion)

Food:

  • Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF)

Beverage:

  • Collective Arts Brewing Saint of Circumstance Citrus Blonde, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Château des Charmes Vidal Icewine, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Château des Charmes Merlot, St. David’s Bench
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Appleseed Orchard Wine Bar (Located near Le Cellier Steakhouse)

Food:

  • Charcuterie and Cheese Plate featuring Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

Beverage:

  • Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Classique, Seneca Lake
  • Conundrum Red Blend, California
  • Amavi Cellars Syrah, Walla Walla Valley
  • tenshən Rhône Style White Blend, Central Coast
  • Lang & Reed Wine Company Cabernet Franc, North Coast
  • Frog’s Leap Zinfandel, Napa Valley
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills
  • Wine Flights also available

Appleseed Orchard Cider Bar (Located near Le Cellier Steakhouse)

Food:

  • Caramel-Apple Popcorn (KA)

Beverage:

  • Frozen Apple Pie (non-alcoholic)(KA)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Apple Trappe Belgian-Style Tripel Ale, Doral, FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Apple Pie Beer, Titusville, FL
  • Sea Dog Brewing Co. Green Apple Ale, Clearwater, FL
  • Ciderboys Lemon Cello Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Collective Arts Brewing Cherry Apple Hard Cider, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider Spiced Apple, Middlebury, VT
  • Apple Blossom Sky: Fanta® Apple, Ginger Beer, Floodwall Apple Brandy, Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Syrup and Mini Marshmallows
  • Beer Flight also available
  • Cider Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Refreshment Port (Located near the Canada pavilion)

Food:

  • Duck Confit Poutine with Fig Demi Sauce and Brie Cheese Fondue
  • DOLE Whip® Pineapple Soft-serve (V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • DOLE Whip® Pineapple Soft-serve with Bacardi Coconut Rum
  • Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum
  • Barbecue Bloody Mary with Smoked Garlic Sausage and House-made Pickle Skewer served with a Mustard and Barbecue Rub Rim
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Cheese Studio hosted by Boursin® Cheese (Located at Future World West)

Food:

  • Braised Beef “Stroganoff” with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushrooms, and Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce (KA)
  • Black Pepper Boursin® Soufflé with Fig Marmalade (V)
  • Maple Bourbon Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel, and Pecan Crunch (V)

Beverage:

  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Blueberry Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • La Crema Pinot Gris, Monterey
  • Domaine Saint André de Figuière Rosé, Côtes de Provence
  • Alta Vista Estate Malbec, Mendoza
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Chocolate Studio (Located at Future World West)

Food:

  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (GF)
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Whipped Cream (KA) 

Beverage:

  • Twinings® Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea and Chocolate Shake (non-alcoholic)(KA)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont
  • Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 
  • Croft Fine Ruby Port, Portugal
  • Twinings® Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Wine & Dine Studio (Located at Future World West)

FOOD

  • Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts, and Wild Mushrooms
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan, and Pumpkin Seeds(V) (KA) 
  • Trio of Artisan Cheese (V)
    • Gorgonzola with Cow and Sheep’s Milk
    • Artigiano Aged Balsamic & Cipolline Onion
    • Italico
  • Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese: Trio of Artisan Cheese paired with Reata Chardonnay, Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, and Spellbound Petite Sirah

Beverage:

  • Reata Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Oregon
  • Spellbound Petite Sirah, California
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Flavors from Fire hosted by ESPN’s College GameDay (Located at Future World West)

Food:

  • The Steakhouse Blended Burger: Blended Beef and Mushroom Slider with Brie Cheese Fondue, Arugula, and a Truffle and Blue Cheese Potato Chip on a Brioche Bun 
  • Smoked Corned Beef with Crispy Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions, and Beer-Cheese Fondue
  • Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïoli
  • Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, and Mango-Lime Compote

Beverage:

  • Bell’s Brewery Porter, Comstock, MI
  • Edmeades Zinfandel, Mendocino County 
  • Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon 
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Earth Eats hosted by Impossible™ Foods (Located at Future World West)

Food:

  • The Impossible ™ Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (V)
  • Impossible™ Cottage Pie: IMPOSSIBLE™ Ground Meat with Carrots, Mushrooms, and Peas topped with Mashed Cauliflower, White Beans, and Mozzarella (V)

Beverage:

  • suja® organic kombucha green apple
  • suja® organic kombucha pineapple passionfruit
  • suja® organic kombucha mixed berry
  • suja® organic kombucha Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Active Eats (Located at Future World West)

Food: 

  • Loaded Macaroni & Cheese with Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar, and Leeks (KA)
  • Spice-crusted Verlasso® Salmon with UNCLE BEN’S® Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley, Crushed Avocado, and Sherry Vinegar (GF)
  • Fruit and Nut Energy Snack: House-made mixture of Apricots, Almonds, Pecans, Coconut, Puffed Rice, and Chocolate Chips (V) (GF) (KA)

Beverage:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Key Lime Hard Sparkling Water, Doral, FL
  • L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Coastal Eats (Located at Future World West)

Food:

  • Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-Lemongrass Cream
  • Baked Shrimp and Scallop Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette
  • Pacifico True Striped Bass Tostada with Slaw and Fire-roasted Tomatillo Sauce

Beverage:

  • Short’s Brewing Co. Mule Beer, Elk Rapids, MI
  • A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris, Oregon
  • ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar Hosted byGHIRARDELLI® Chocolate Company (Located near the Land pavilion)

  • GHIRARDELLI®Drinking Chocolate (non-alcoholic)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont

Sunshine Seasons (Located inside the Land pavilion)

  • Vanilla Gelato Sundae with GHIRARDELLI®  Hot Fudge or Caramel Drizzle, Whipped Cream and Sprinkles (KA)

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. (Located throughout the park)

  • Future World East: Açaí Surprise: Frozen Wild Berry and Açaí with Grey Goose Vodka
  • Canada: 
    • Citrus Sunrise: Frozen Orange and Pineapple Juice with Grand Marnier
    • Nitro Cold Brew
  • America: Whisky Adventure: Frozen Lemon and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • Odyssey: Chai-quila: Iced Chai Tea with Avion Espresso Tequila

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is happening now through November 23, 2019. For more information, to purchase an Eat to the Beat Dining Package, or to book a special culinary demonstration, visit TasteEpcot.com or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463). 

Visiting with kids? Don’t miss our list of six things your kids will love about the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Which 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival menus are you most excited to see?

New Drinks and Food at Halloween Horror Nights 2019 at Universal Orlando Resort

From the Universal Orlando Resort Blog:

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

Chow down on new and returning fan-favorites at Halloween Horror Nights 2019, including bites and drinks inspired by Netflix’s Strangers Things, Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters and other spooky fun.

Netflix’s Stranger Things Food & Drink

Starcourt Mall

Location: Tents outside Monsters Cafe and Finnegan’s

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

Get a taste of the Starcourt Mall with a variety of dishes inspired by iconic mall dining. Enjoy Grilled Street Corn and Nachos Queso Fundidio from Ole Amigo. Grab a bento box with an Orange Chicken Bao Bun, Szechuan Beef Pot Stickers and fried Wonton Chips, complete with ginger soy dipping sauce from the Imperial Panda. Or head over to Hawkins Heroes for a Turkey or Veggie Hero.

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

You can also grab dessert with chocolate dipped bacon on a stick and Pumpkin Patch Mini Donuts.

Merrill’s Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts

Location: Tents outside Finnegan’s

Eleven pumpkin mini donuts on a bed of cookie crumbles topped with a frosting drizzle.

Triple Decker Extravaganza

Location: San Francisco Bakery

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

It’s back! A stack of delicious waffles, whipped cream and candy that was featured from Season 2 of Stranger Things.

Voodoo Doughnut

Location: Universal CityWalk

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

These make for the perfect snack before or after the event at Voodoo Doughnut in Universal CityWalk. Choose from either the “Run” or Waffle doughnuts filled with Maple Bavarian Cream.

Syrup & Waffles

Location: Gramercy Popcorn & Production Central Veranda

This drink inspired by Netflix’s Stranger Things returns with the same delicious maple flavors and tiny waffles on top.

Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters Ghost Trap Popcorn

Location: Popcorn Carts

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

The perfect snack to fuel you on the go – a popcorn bucket inspired by the containment unit for ghosts for the proton pack from Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters.

More New Eats & Treats

S’mores Fries

Location: KidZone Pizza Company

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

The yin to Pizza Fries yang. S’mores Fries are here featuring sweet potato fries, marshmallow, chocolate chips and cracker crumbs.

Returning Favs

Pizza Fries

Location: KidZone Pizza Company

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

THEY’RE BACK.

Twisted Taters

Those mouth-watering potato swirls with your choice of sour cream & chive, garlic parmesan, seasoned salt, or salt & vinegar.

Candy Corn

Location: Gramercy Popcorn & Production Central Veranda

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

That classic Halloween candy in a sweet slushie.

Signature Drinks

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

There are four signature drinks this year inspired by classic 80s beverages, plus four souvenir cups to collect. The souvenir cups will be a staggered release with a new one becoming available on a weekly basis. Prove you’re the ultimate HHN fan and come back to collect them all! *Souvenir cups are available in limited quantities.

  • Blood Pit – Vodka, blood orange sour, peach schnapps and orange juice.
  • Twilight Gateway – Tequila, watermelon schnapps, pineapple juice, orange juice and grenadine.
  • Vampires Curse – Spiced rum, fruit punch and sour mix.
  • Saturn – Gin, Falernum liqueur, passion fruit puree and sour mix.

Halloween Horror Nights 2019 runs at Universal Studios Florida now through November 2. Click here for the details on this year’s haunted houses, scare zones and shows. Don’t forget that Universal’s newest hotel, Endless Summer, is now open to make your Halloween Horror Nights 2019 getaway more affordable than every!

WARNING: Event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks allowed.
*Must be 21 years or older to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.

Six Reasons to Visit Disney World for the 2019 Holiday Season

We love the holidays at Disney World! From life size gingerbread houses to larger than life Christmas trees, here are the top six reasons you need to visit Disney World for the 2019 holiday season:

Magic Kingdom

Photo: Disney

The skies above Magic Kingdom Park will sparkle to life like never before during  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with the debut of an all-new fireworks show that can be enjoyed across the park!  

The new fireworks show, Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, will celebrate the magic of Christmas with medleys of beloved holiday songs, from “Joy to the World” and “Deck the Halls” to “Up on the House Top” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”   You’ll be able to see the fireworks show during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights November 8 – December 22, 2019.

Along with the new show, each of this year’s 23 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will feature performances of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show.  And during A Frozen Holiday Wish stage show, Queen Elsa will magically transform Cinderella Castle with glistening ice.

Epcot

Photo: Disney

The 2019 line-up of celebrity narrators confirmed to-date for the popular Candlelight Processional just launched on the Blog for the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. This special event runs November 29-December 30, where you’re invited to discover holiday cheer throughout Epcot and across all 11 World Showcase pavilions.

Also at Epcot, from November 29, 2019, through December 30, 2019, guests will be immersed in a vast world of holiday decorations and entertainment, themed merchandise, festive cuisine and costumed storytellers from the 11 World Showcase nations.

Special Holiday Kitchens sprinkled throughout World Showcase will serve up tasty treats inspired by treasured holiday recipes from across the globe. And pavilions will come alive with the sights and sounds of special entertainment celebrating each country’s holiday heritage with Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting guests at The American Adventure pavilion.

Guests can also participate in Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree Scavenger Hunt to scout World Showcase locations looking for the famous chipmunks and their ornaments. Completed maps (available for purchase) are returned for a special festive surprise, courtesy of the chipmunk duo.

And this year, with its premiere scheduled for October 1, 2019, holiday guests will be among the first to view “Epcot Forever,” a new nighttime spectacular bursting above World Showcase Lagoon.

Hollywood Studios

Photo: Disney

HDisney’s Hollywood Studios is also rolling out special holiday shows, enchanting “snowfalls,” décor and more this season. And this year, you’ll be able to live your Star Wars story at Star Wars:Galaxy’s Edge where you may just find the perfect holiday gift from a galaxy far, far away.

You won’t want to miss the Sunset Seasons Greetings show at the park, featuring projections on the Hollywood Tower Hotel, amazing laser effects and “snow,” along with stories, songs and cheer courtesy of favorite Disney friends.

The nighttime spectacular “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” will treat holiday-goers to festive music, fireworks, special effects and state-of-the-art projections to a one-of-a-kind holiday experience at the iconic Chinese Theatre.

And as a curtain-closer, Olaf will be delivering a special holiday finale in For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along along with other experiences.  

Animal Kingdom

Photo: Disney

For the first time in its two-decade history, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will introduce festive new entertainment and holiday décor in every land.

Beginning November 8, 2019, when you cross the bridge to Discovery Island, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a celebration of winter. By day, stylized, life-sized animal puppets mingle with villagers who make the island their home. As day becomes night, rooftop luminaries in animal shapes and bird lanterns throughout Discovery Island will bring a warm glow to the village.

Also, as the sun sets, the Tree of Life will awaken with a series of wintry tales emerging from within, backed by a heartwarming holiday musical score. Between awakening moments, the Tree of Life will shimmer and sparkle throughout the night, alive with the magic of nature and the spirit of the holidays.

Disney Springs

Guests who make a holiday list can check it twice as they breeze among dozens of trendy brand-name stores and a large and varied collection of Disney merchandise at Disney Springs.  There are amazing dining spots to explore and this year’s live entertainment will include toy soldier stilt walkers, carolers and Living Statues in holiday attire. Holiday decorations set the colorful stage for Disney Springs festivities, which run Nov. 8, 2019, to Jan. 5, 2020.

If you’re visiting the popular Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs this season, you will be treated to custom-decorated holiday trees, each dedicated to a popular Disney theme featuring characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and others.

At Santa’s Chalet, a jolly Santa Claus will welcome guests until December 24.

And you’re invited to also join in the complimentary Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt and discover where the mischievous Experiment 626 is hiding.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Decorations

Even the Walt Disney World Resort hotels feature spectacular holiday decorations! From larger than life Christmas trees to a life sized gingerbread house and carousel, you

Disney Springs Gingerbread Display

Located in the popular Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs, this storefront display depicts a miniature version of the pastry shop surrounded by little gingerbread trees. This adorable gingerbread house should be on display from late November through the end of December. And when you stop by the shop to see it for yourself, you can indulge in one of the many holiday offerings available.

Disney’s BoardWalk Resort Gingerbread Display

Representing the fun restaurants and shops located along Disney’s Boardwalk, this gingerbread display is located in the lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk Resort. The display will be up around Thanksgiving and will remain through the end of December. With the BoardWalk Bakery as the centerpiece, it even features a gingerbread Chef Mickey! You’ll also be able to snack on festive sweets available for purchase nearby the display.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Castle

A gingerbread Cinderella and Prince Charming greet guests as they come to visit the fanciful gingerbread castle set on an “it’s a small world” backdrop on the 4th floor concourse of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The 18-foot tall display is crafted from thousands of gingerbread blocks, rolled fondant, and modeling chocolate. It features the magical additions of a gingerbread Fairy Godmother and a display box featuring Cinderella’s glass slipper. Come see it through the end of December! You’ll also find sweets at a cart nearby with items available for purchase.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Gingerbread House

The iconic Grand Floridian Gingerbread House celebrates its 20th anniversary this year! This life-size gingerbread house is located in the resort lobby throughout the holiday season. Featuring hidden Mickeys, gingerbread shingles, and more, this 14-foot tall display houses a little sweet shop selling freshly baked house-made items such as gingerbread cookies and gingerbread shingles.

Disney’s Beach Club Resort Gingerbread Carousel

This life-sized spinning carousel takes center stage in the lobby of Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The display features Donald and Daisy-themed carousel horses decorated with hand-crafted chocolate, sugar, and fondant as well as hand-crafted gingerbread snowflakes.

What is your favorite part of the holidays at Disney World?