Starting today, you can book the all-new Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, the perfect place to mix and mingle with Cruella de Vil and be part of her circle of puppies, aka friends! Enjoy a fun, festive atmosphere, with themed background music and décor, and a great view of Town Square.
Beginning at 9:30 p.m., this new and special experience will allow you to pop in and out at your leisure and indulge in savory hors d’oeuvres with a taste from the Witches Cauldron—a kettle of gooey and creamy spinach dip with ciabatta crostini, assorted Halloween flatbreads and more! In addition, there will be sweet treats such as chocolate-dipped strawberries, cheesecake and mini cannoli, Kanine Krunchy cake and Mini De Vil brownies and a variety of beverages including beer and wine selections and more!
But the party doesn’t stop there! You will also have access to a special reserved viewing area for the truly enchanting “Mickey’s Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade at 11:15 p.m., featuring some of Cruella’s villainous pals.
After the parade, the fun continues at Tony’s where you can hang out until 12:30 a.m.
Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way is available for $99 per person (plus tax) every Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party event night at Magic Kingdom Park. Admission to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is required to attend. Seating is available for guests as they dine on a first come, first serve basis and shared seating is encouraged amongst guests to enjoy both the food and company the party has to offer.
Reservations are available on DisneyWorld.com and by calling 407-939-3463. Space is limited and will fill up fast, so book your reservation soon!
If you’re looking for a list of the best things to do at Walt Disney World Resort, you came to the right place! Disney Special Event Tickets are one of my favorite things to take advantage of at Walt Disney World Resort, offering a unique immersive experience in the Disney parks. Depending on the event you choose, this is a chance to enjoy some of your favorite attractions with less wait time or celebrate the holidays – Disney style! Whether you are planning your first Walt Disney World Resort vacation or a returning guest, these events are a great way to get the most out of your trip. Keep reading to discover which special after-hours event is right for you!
1. For Nature Lovers: Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
When the sun goes down, Disney’s Animal Kingdom comes alive like never before and Pandora- The World of Avatar transforms into a bioluminescent rainforest. Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom not only offers the chance to see the park in a whole new light, it’s also a great way to experience many of the exciting attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
2. For Fans That Can’t Get Enough Toy Story: Disney H2O Glow Nights at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Looking for more ways to celebrate the release of “Toy Story 4” this summer? Disney H2O Glow Nights is the event for you! From Toy-story themed menu items to character greetings with your favorite Toy Story pals, this one-of-a-kind glow party brings “Partysaurus Rex,” to life and lets you experience Typhoon Lagoon attractions under the stars.
3. For Villain Devotees: Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park
4. For Adventure Seekers: Disney After Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Let your adventure begin at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Whether you’re heading to Andy’s Backyard, hopping on the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith or checking out The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, attending Disney After Hours at Hollywood Studios is an awesome way to experience everything Disney’s Hollywood Studios has to offer.
5. For Halloween Aficionados: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Did someone say trick-or-treating in the Magic Kingdom Park? At Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, dressing up is not just for kids! The unique special entertainment offerings at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party combine the magic of Disney with classic Halloween traditions. You won’t want to miss the brand-new fireworks spectacular or the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” castle stage show.
6. For Classic Disney Enthusiasts: Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park
From Fantasyland to Tomorrowland, there is so much to explore in the Magic Kingdom Park. Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park allows you to enjoy more than 25 of Disney’s iconic attractions and character greetings including Space Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan’s Flight with less wait times.
7. For Christmas Connoisseurs: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
There is nothing quite like watching an enchanting “snowfall” in Florida. In my opinion, the most wonderful time of the year is even more magical when spent at the happiest place on earth! At Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party there is no shortage of holiday cheer, Yuletide traditions and beloved Disney characters. And debuting this year, an all-new holiday firework show, “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks.”
Ready to experience the Disney parks like never before? Plan to purchase your tickets early to save on these awesome special ticket events at Disney World.
Everyone will be feeling extra merry and bright at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this holiday season, with festive new entertainment and holiday décor in every land! For the first time, holiday celebrations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be held throughout the park and all the fun begins November 8, 2019.
It all begins when you cross the bridge to Discovery Island, finding yourself in the midst of a celebration of winter, hand-crafted by the eclectic community of artists who make the island their home. The village is filled with sparkling white holiday decorations. Colorful, animal-inspired luminaries line the rooftops, and wireframe lanterns in the shape of beautiful birds can be found perched throughout the area. And during the day, Discovery Island springs to life with a holiday gathering of winter animals, realized in the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets. Reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins and more interact with guests, accompanied by serenading musicians as they create a playful atmosphere of festive fun.
As day becomes night, the rooftop luminaries and bird lanterns all around Discovery Island bring a warm and festive glow to the entire village. At the center of everything, the Tree of Life awakens with a series of wintry tales, complemented by a familiar and heartwarming holiday-inspired musical score. Between awakening moments, the Tree of Life continues to shimmer and sparkle throughout the night, alive with the magic of nature and the spirit of the holidays.
Over in Dinoland, U.S.A., all the Disney character friends gathered for Donald’s Dino-Bash! get into the spirit with colorful holiday decorations in the style of Donald Duck and each of his pals, and at night, you’re invited to gather ‘round Truck-O-Saurus for the Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n Dale and plenty of interactive fun and games.
In Asia, the residents of Anandapur have decorated the theatre district in celebration of Diwali, the holiday festival of lights in India. Glowing flowers, lanterns and more illuminate the square between Anandapur Theater and the waterfront stage, home to authentic cultural performances.
The village of Harambe in Africa welcomes visitors with a unique holiday presentation, blending the inspiration and style of western traditions with the colors and textiles of authentic African celebrations. The various groups appearing throughout Harambe introduce holiday-inspired enhancements, including costume additions and new music, to their performances. The holiday fun continues inside Tusker House for dining with Disney friends, where Mickey and his pals spread holiday cheer throughout the meal.
The holiday spirit even reaches Pandora – The World of Avatar, where the ex-pats living and working on the moon of Pandora bring a little Christmastime fun to their alien home, with a display at Pongu Pongu of kitschy holiday décor, combining vintage pieces from Earth with items handcrafted from materials indigenous to Pandora.
It’s going to be an extra magical holiday season at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and across Walt Disney World Resort, filled with wonder and delight in all four parks! Make plans to join the holiday celebrations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, starting November 8, 2019.
It’s time to get your PINK ON with new Imagination Pink treats available at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort! They’re yummy and delicious AND they go great with the newly released Imagination Pink merchandise collection. So grab your spirit jerseys, headbands, backpacks, and your friends to try these adorable new treats on both coasts! This guide will help you find all of the Imagination Pink treats at Disney Parks this summer.
Imagination Pink Cake Pop – Available at Marceline’s Confectionery at Downtown Disney District Candy Palace and Hunny Spot at Disneyland Park, and Trolley Treats and Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff at Disney California Adventure Park – Vanilla cake pop with white chocolate ears enrobed in bubble gum pink chocolate and dusted with edible gold glitter
Minnie Macaron – Available at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe at Disneyland Park and Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe and Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream at Disney California Adventure Park – Minnie macaron with vanilla bean buttercream and Amarena cherry compote
Imagination Pink Cupcake – Available at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe at Disneyland Park – Pound cake with raspberry marmalade filling and raspberry buttercream swirl frosting
WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT
Imagination Pink Piñata – Available at The Ganachery at Disney Springs – Chocolate sphere filled with vanilla bean marshmallows and crispy pearls and decorated with an Imagination Pink Minnie Ears headband
Imagination Pink Ganache Square – Available at The Ganachery at Disney Springs – Summer berry ganache enrobed in dark chocolate and topped with an imagination pink Mickey stamp
Strawberry Rose – Available at Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs – Chocolate-covered strawberry decorated with pink modeling chocolate
Imagination Pink Champagne – Available at Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs – Pink champagne garnished with edible Minnie Mouse topper
Imagination Pink Cocktail – Dockside Margaritas at Disney Springs – Pineapple juice, coconut rum, peach schnapps, and sweet and sour
Imagination Pink Churro – Outdoor Vending Carts at Disney Springs – Classic Disney churro dusted with pink cinnamon sugar
Imagination Pink Cupcake – Available at Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Strawberry cupcake filled with pink sprinkles and topped with vanilla buttercream icing
Hot Pink Cupcake – Available at Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Yellow cupcake with guava filling and topped with cream cheese buttercream and chocolate mouse ears
Imagination Pink Cupcake – Available starting June 30 at Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory and Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Vanilla confetti cupcake with raspberry cheesecake filing, two-tone raspberry buttercream, pink crispy pearls, and pink sparkly chocolate mouse ears
Pretty in Pink Strawberry Tart – Available at World Premier Food Court, Intermission Food Court, and End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Resorts – Strawberry popping pearls, strawberry-raspberry mousse, pink glitter glaçage, chocolate ears, pink crispy pearls, and a pink chocolate bow
Imagination Pink Cotton Candy Cocktail – Available at Oasis and Barefoot Pool Bars at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Cherry vodka, almond liqueur, and strawberry purée topped with whipped cream
Imagination Pink Cupcake – Available at Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Vanilla cupcake with red berry cheesecake filling
Imagination Pink Macaron – Available at Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Pink macaron with blackberry lemonade ganache filling
Imagination Pink Lemonade – Available at Block & Hans at Epcot – Frozen lemonade with watermelon and desert pear (also available with blackberry moonshine whiskey)
While you’re out there snacking away, if you’re interested in taking some pics with the bright and vibrant Imagination Pink merchandise, you can find it all at various merchandise locations through Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort as well as shopDisney.com. The collection includes a variety of items including a spirit jersey, a backpack (decorated with a bow and ADORABLE mouse ears), and a sparkly headband! To find out more about this exciting new collection, check out our recent blog post for all of the details.
For more information on our food & beverage offerings at Disneyland Resort, visit the Disneyland Resort website or call 714 718-DINE (714 718-3463).
For more information on our food & beverage offerings at Walt Disney World Resort, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).
Get ready for a patriotic spread of red, white, and blue treats that Sam Eagle would be proud to chow down on at both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts for Fourth of July 2019. This guide provides you with all of the yummy details your all-American heart could hope for. Happy Independence Day, Disney Foodies!
4TH OF JULY OFFERINGS AT DISNEYLAND RESORT
Plaza Inn Dining Package Adult Meal – Available July 4 at Plaza Inn by Reservation Only: Slow-roasted BBQ pork, fried chicken breast, smoked bratwurst with golden mustard sauce, fresh watermelon, corn on the cob, house-made cornbread, sweet baked beans, mac and cheese, and apple pie (vegetarian options available)
Plaza Inn Dining Package Kid’s Meal – Available July 4 at Plaza Inn by Reservation Only: Fried chicken leg, mac and cheese, watermelon, house-made cornbread, corn on the cob, and individual classic apple pie (vegetarian options available)
Apple Pie Shake – Available July 4 at Carnation Cafe
4th of July Cupcake – Available July 4 at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe: Cinnamon sponge cupcake with apple filling and buttercream
Disney California Adventure Park
Firecracker – Available July 4-7 at Hollywood Lounge:Mojito with blueberries and strawberry popping pearls
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel – Sand Bar BBQ 4th of July Menu
PCH Burger – Short ribs and brisket blend half-pound beef patty with steak tomato, aged cheddar cheese, Vidalia onions, and charred avocado aïoli on a brioche bun
All Beef Hot Dog – Wagyu beef dog with caramelized onions and homemade ketchup on a pretzel bun
Chicken DrumMettes – Flare of citrus and sea salt with blue cheese dipping sauce and vegetable crudité
Veggie Burger – All-natural plant-based vegetarian patty with plum tomato, caramelized red onions, iceberg lettuce, and Thousand Island dressing on a brioche bun
Street Corn on the Cob – Sweet Californian corn, chili-lime aïoli, and queso fresco
Seasonal Fruit – Watermelon wedge, pineapple spears, and grapes or large dill pickle
Electric Lemonade – Citrus vodka and Odwalla lemonade
Blue Moon Belgian White
Hangar 24 Orange Wheat Ale
Downtown Disney District
Frozen Cherry Boba Lemonade – Available at Wetzel’s Pretzels: Frozen lemonade with cherry-flavored popping pearls and cherry purée
Firecracker Cocktail – Available through July 7 at Splitsville Luxury Lanes: Lemonade, citrus vodka, blue curaçao, and grenadine
4th of July Box – Available through July 7 at Sprinkles: Red velvet cupcakes, dark chocolate cupcakes, and gluten-friendly lemon-blueberry cupcakes
Americana Mini Sampler – Available through July 7 at Sprinkles: Red velvet cupcake, dark chocolate cupcake, and vanilla cupcake
Berry Ice Creams – Available through July 31 at Salt & Straw: Birthday Cakes & Blackberries flavor, Goat Cheese Marionberry Habanero flavor, and Fresh Sheep’s Cheese & Strawberries flavor
Red, White & Blue Cake Shake – Available July 3-7 at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes: Vanilla shake with red, white, and blue cake slice, whipped cream, sprinkles, a cherry, and a vanilla frosted rim with red, white, and blue sprinkles
4TH OF JULY OFFERINGS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT
Magic Kingdom Park
It’s a Party! Sundae – Available through July 31 at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor: Red velvet cake topped with birthday cake ice cream, vanilla sauce, raspberry sauce, whipped cream, a cherry, and red, white, and blue sprinkles
Sugar Cookie Sandwich – Available through July 31 at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor: Birthday cake ice cream sandwiched between two sugar cookies with red, white, and blue sprinkles
Berry Shortcake – Available July 4 at Sunshine Seasons: Fresh blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream topped with patriotic sprinkles and a chocolate Mickey coin
Fourth of July Cupcake – Available July 4 at Fountain View: Yellow cake with buttercream and white chocolate mousse dome
BBQ Rib Plate – Available July 4 at Liberty Inn: BBQ babyback ribs with slaw and cornbread
All-American Burger – Available at Liberty Inn: 1/3 lb Angus burger with Vermont sharp cheddar, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and pickle on a brioche bun with french fries
The American Dream – Available at Fife & Drum: Frozen blue raspberry slushy with vanilla ice cream and frozen strawberry
Voices of Liberty Quick-Service Dining Package – Available July 4 at Liberty Inn: Includes entrée, non-alcoholic beverage, dessert, and guaranteed seating for the Voices of Liberty Show at America Gardens Theatre and can be purchased for 29.99 plus tax on July 4 only in-person at Liberty Inn. Show times are 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8 p.m.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Fourth of July Cupcake – Available through July 7 at Creature Comforts and Restaurantosaurus:Yellow cupcake with apple pie filling, buttercream, and chocolate fireworks
Ultimate Barbecue Platter – Available July 4-7 at Flame Tree Barbecue: House-smoked brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, coleslaw, and beans
Burger and Brew Combo – Available July 4-7 at Restaurantosaurus: 7-oz burger topped with smoked cheddar cheese, pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and jalapeño poppers and served with fries and your choice of beer
4th of July White Berry Sangria – Available July 4-7 at Tusker House Restaurant, Tiffins Restaurant, Dawa Bar, and Nomad Lounge: White sangria with blueberries and strawberries
Red, White and Blue Slush – Available July 4 at Amorette’s Patisserie: Blue raspberry, white Chantilly cream, and strawberry lemonade
Firecracker Cocktail – Available through July 7 at Splitsville Luxury Lanes: Lemonade, citrus vodka, blue curaçao, and grenadine
4th of July Box – Available through July 7 at Sprinkles: Red velvet cupcakes, dark chocolate cupcakes, and gluten-friendly lemon-blueberry cupcakes
Americana Mini Sampler – Available through July 7 at Sprinkles: Red velvet cupcake, dark chocolate cupcake, and vanilla cupcake
4th of July Sundae – Available July 4 at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill:Fresh berries and gelato topped with whipped cream, a house-made waffle cone, red, white, and blue sprinkles, and chocolate candies
Assorted 4th of July Desserts – Available at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill To-Go Window: Freshly-made brownies, mini cupcakes, cookies, and white chocolate-drizzled popcorn
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
Mickey’s Fire Cracker Cupcake – Available July 4 at Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Red velvet cupcake with mixed berry filling and vanilla buttercream icing
Independence Day Cupcake – Available July 4 at P&J’s Southern Takeout at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds: Yellow cupcake with buttercream icing
Pulled Pork Sandwich – Available July 4 at Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: BBQ pulled pork with spicy pimento cheese, fried onion straws, bread, and pickles
Fourth of July Shortcake – Available July 3-5 at Everything POP Shopping and Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort: Red, white, and blue shortcake with macerated berries
Red, White, and Blue Sangria – Available July 3-4 at Geyser Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: White sangria infused with fresh blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
Patriotic Rum Punch – Available July 3-4 at Geyser Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: Raspberry rum, blue curaçao, and cranberry and pineapple juices
Non-Alcoholic Boom Berry Lemonade – Available July 3-4 at Geyser Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: Powerade Mountain Blast, lemonade, and fresh raspberries
The Strawberry Sparkler – Available July 3-4 at Geyser Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: Sparkling wine infused with strawberry purée and fresh blueberries and garnished with a strawberry popsicle
4th of July Donut – Available through July 4 at Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: Classic glazed donut topped with vanilla frosting and red, white, and blue sprinkles
4th of July Cupcake – Available through July 4 at Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: Vanilla cupcake with cherry filling, buttercream icing, and red, white, and blue sprinkles and stars
Apple Pie Cupcake – Available July 3-5 at The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts: Vanilla bean cupcake with roasted apple filling and buttercream
Uncle Slam – Available July 4 at Oasis and Barefoot Pool Bars at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: Rum blended with cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and strawberry purée with a floater of blue curaçao (non-alcoholic version also available)
Raspberry Dole Whip Cone – Available July 4 at Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: Blue sugar cone with red raspberry Dole Whip and red, white, and blue stars
4th of July Cupcake – Available July 4 at Capt. Cook’s and Kona Coffee Bar: Yellow cupcake with lemon-blueberry filling and red, white, and blue, buttercream stars
For more information on the food & beverage offerings at Disneyland Resort, visit the Disneyland Resort website or call 714 718-DINE (714 718-3463).
For more information on the food & beverage offerings at Walt Disney World Resort, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).
This beachy, coastal hotel perfectly captures the laid-back tranquil feel of being in the ocean. The best part –– you’re minutes away from your favorite Universal Orlando theme parks. This hotel was designed by the minds that brought you everything you love about our theme parks, giving you an immersive experience only available at our destination.
Your kids will love the surfer vibe and you’ll love the affordable 2-Bedroom Suites that give everyone enough room to spread out. At Surfside Inn and Suites, you can have the hotel you want at the price you’ve been looking for – a value that just cannot be beat in Orlando. You’ll have a complete Universal Orlando vacation experience, which even includes exclusive theme park benefits.
Here’s everything you need to know about Universal’s Endless Summer Resort- Surfside Inn and Suites.
THEME PARK BENEFITS
This hotel wouldn’t be a Universal Orlando hotel without some incredible benefits. Here’s a list of some of the many benefits that come with staying at Surfside Inn and Suites.
One of the best benefits is Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay, one hour before the theme parks open. This means you are first to your favorite rides. (Valid theme park admission required. Select attractions.)
Complimentary transportation to all Universal Orlando theme parks and Universal’s CityWalk makes getting around the resort fast and easy. The ride is less than five minutes, so you’re not wasting any time getting to the action.
Forget carrying your wallet around, with Resort-wide charging privileges, your room key card is your main form of payment.
Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased at your favorite stores throughout the resort to your hotel so you don’t need to carry your bags around while you’re screaming on your favorite rides.
Your room key gives you complimentary club-to-club access to select Universal CityWalk venues as long as you are a guest. Just show your room key to get into the clubs.
The incredible immersive experience of Universal Orlando doesn’t end when you leave the parks – it continues back at your hotel as you step into your room. You’ll feel like you’re stepping into a beach paradise that any surfer would love. Every room is the perfect way to start and end an action-packed day in the parks.
Bright, open and soothing, the extra–affordable rooms invite the Florida sun in. Washed in the colors of the sea, they evoke that ocean lifestyle, appealing to everyone.
In addition to standard rooms, more than half the rooms at Surfside Inn and Suites will be spacious 2-Bedroom Suites – making it the perfect spot for families. Our suites can accommodate up to six, which means you won’t have to worry about spending extra money on connecting rooms because everyone can fit into one room, with plenty of space for everyone. These suites feature three queen beds, two TVs, a kitchenette with a sink, picnic table, large mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave and free WiFi. I’m ready to move in right now!
Beach Break Cafe
At Beach Break Cafe, the casual dining food court at Surfside Inn and Suites, you’ll be able to take a break from your adventures in the parks and dig into some dishes that were inspired by food trucks, local joints and backyard barbeques.
Beach Break Cafe will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and will feature fresh and flavorful meals, with most priced under $12. From breakfast pizzas to comfort food and power bowls, Beach Break Cafe offers something for everyone in a care-free, cool and relaxed setting. Check out some of the food and drinks you’ll be able to try here.
Throw on your swimsuit and head to Sand Bar, the laid-back pool bar. Sand Bar will be the perfect place to be while you’re soaking up the sun. The bar will be open in the early afternoon until late evening offering delicious drinks to keep you refreshed. I can’t wait to try the Tidal Wave. It’s made with Endless Summer Rum, Learn more about the drinks here.
Must be 21 years and older with valid identification to purchase or drink alcoholic beverages.
You’ll find a Starbucks in the lobby, offering coffee, tea and fresh food items. It’s a great spot to grab a quick latte before taking the free shuttle to the parks.
In need of a quick lunch or dinner? At Surfside Inn and Suites you can have pizza delivered right to your room. That’s right! If you want a late night bite or just want to chill at your picnic table, this is a great option for you.
At the heart of Surfside Inn and Suites is the pool. The coolest part about the pool is the fact that it’s shaped like a surfboard with the tail end of the pool serving as a zero entry access point. The pool has plenty of seating for you to kick back and relax including a bench that wraps around the inside of the pool so you can sit along the edge and soak in the Florida sun while enjoying the beautiful lake views.
Here are some additional amenities you can enjoy during your stay at Surfside Inn and Suites:
Universal Studios Store – You’ll find everything from everyday needs to Universal Orlando merchandise you might have missed during your time in the parks.
Universal Orlando Vacation Planning Center- skip the front gate ticket windows –– this ticket desk and kiosk makes your Universal Orlando vacation even easier. Just head to the lobby to get information, buy or pick up tickets to Universal theme parks and even other area attractions. You even have the option to reserve cabanas for Volcano Bay. This desk is truly a vacation-saver.
Fitness Center – Fitness center is free to guests and offers showers, lockers and changing rooms.
Car Rental Desk
Self-service guest laundry
When you’re visiting Universal Orlando with your family, you need a hotel that emphasizes comfort and cost, which is exactly what you’ll get at Surfside Inn and Suites.
I’m so excited to finally say this officially – Surf’s up here at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites!
When will you be checking in to Universal’s Endless Summer Resort- Surfside Inn and Suites? Let us know in the comments.
The Walt Disney World Resort theme parks are known for their characters, parades, fireworks, and rides, but many guests overlook the incredible shows. From Broadway style shows to interactive experiences, there are some great Disney World shows that you won’t want to miss! There is truly something for every member of your family to enjoy!
Here are twelve Disney World shows that you should make time to watch during your next visit:
Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Disney’s Festival of the Lion King is a true Broadway style stage show inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom that lasts about thirty minutes. You’ll get to hear some classic songs and even see a few characters from the original film, but also enjoy some new music and performances from this talented cast.
Beauty and the Beast- Live on Stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Beauty and the Beast truly comes to life at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Beauty and the Beast- Live on Stage. You’ll get to enjoy an abbreviated version of the film during this twenty-five minute performance featuring all of your favorite characters from the film.
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration is a “must see” for Frozen fans and anyone who has ever had a Frozen fan in their family. This re-telling of the movie is a fun sing along for kids (and those young at heart), but also has plenty of humor mixed in to keep everyone’s attention.
Finding Nemo- The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Finding Nemo- The Musical is another fabulous Broadway style show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This incredible and colorful forty minute performance features larger than life puppets of your favorite friends from “The Big Blue.”
Voyage of The Little Mermaid at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Voyage of The Little Mermaid is a twenty minute retelling of the film that will take you “Under the Sea” where Ariel wishes that she could be “Part of Your World.” From live performers to colorful puppets, this show is great for the whole family to enjoy together.
Mickey’s PhilharMagic at Magic Kingdom Park: Mickey’s PhilharMagic doesn’t feature any live actors, but is a fun 3-D show in Fantasyland. With scenes and music from many classic Disney films, this is a “must do” for my family at Magic Kingdom. Since this show is held inside, it is a great rainy day activity.
Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire at Magic Kingdom Park: Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire is a stage show at Cinderella Castle performed multiple times each day. With music, dancing, and more, this is a great show that features lots of our Disney friends.
Disney Junior Dance Party! At Disney’s Hollywood Studios: The new Disney Junior Dance Party! just premiered in December 2018 and is perfect for little ones! They can see some of their favorite Disney Junior friends and even get up and dance along with the show to burn some energy. There is no bench or stadium seating so all guests must sit on the floor with their children during this experience.
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor at Magic Kingdom Park: Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor allows you to go into the monster world and help Mike and some of your favorite monster friends collect your laughter to power their world. There’s even a chance for you to text some of your own jokes for Mike’s nephew, Marty, to read on stage so come prepared 🙂
Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Park: Your family can learn about all 45 men who have held the office of President of the United States at the Hall of Presidents. You’ll have the chance to see and even hear from some incredible audio-animatronic figures. This can be a great educational experience, especially if your kids are missing school for your vacation.
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Is an exciting, action packed show, full of tricks and special effects that you see in the movie. This show then takes you “behind the scenes” to see how many of these effects are created and safely performed in the movies.
UP! A Great Bird Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: UP! A Great Bird Adventure is still a relatively new show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Located in Asia, this twenty-five minute show will feature some of the world’s most exotic birds alongside your favorite Disney-Pixar friends from “Up.”
Summer is here and we’re celebrating in true Floridian, citrus-lovin’ style. Come and experience the 2019 Disney Springs Flavors of Florida with delicious selection of perfectly paired Floridian-inspired plates, cocktails, and brews across 20 dining locations located throughout the popular shopping and entertainment district.
The 2019 Disney Springs Flavors of Florida event runs now through September 2, 2019. You can even grab a guide to help you discover all of the Florida freshness. Pick it up at any participating location as well as the Disney Springs Welcome Center. See below for a list of all the menu items and restaurants!
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
Fountain of Youth Chicken Wings – Chicken wings served with St Augustine Datil Pepper Sauce
Florida Rain – Orange vodka, gin, coconut rum, blue curaçao, and sour mix
Southern Burger – Signature beef blend patty topped with a fried green tomato, pimento cheese, lettuce, grilled onion, and bacon
Orange Crème Milkshake – Vanilla gelato blended with zesty orange flavors and topped with whipped cream
Blood Orange Mousse – Lemon chiffon cake with grapefruit gelée
Disney Springs Dark Chocolate Bar – Dark chocolate bar with orange
Florida Orange Ganache Square – Dark chocolate blended with Florida orange juice and orange zest
Key Lime Ganache Pop – White chocolate blended with Key lime juice and fresh lime zest covered with dark chocolate
Conch Fritters – Conch fritters served on a bed of tropical slaw with Key lime tartar sauce
Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen
Wine Bar George and The Basket at Wine Bar George
Frozcato Cookie Sandwich – Frozen pineapple frozcato sandwiched between two house-made sugar cookies
Frozcato – Moscato, vodka, and Dole Whip Pineapple
Smoked Prime Rib Slider – Prime rib served with a citrus aïoli and a green papaya horseradish slaw
Key Lime Pie – Key lime pie with graham cracker crust and toasted coconut
Sandbar Sunday Islamorada Beer Company American Pale Wheat Ale
Tuna Poke Tower – Seared ahi tuna, spicy crab mix, diced Florida avocado, and Asian slaw stacked and served with crispy wonton chips
Strawberry Sake Spritzer – Local strawberries, lemon juice, elderflower liqueur, and rosé-infused sake garnished with a whole strawberry and mint
Fresh Tuna Tekka Don – Fresh, customizable poke bowl featuring sushi-grade tuna on a bed steamed rice topped with avocado, cucumber, seaweed salad, tempura crunch, and a zesty house-made yuzu aïoli
Violet Sake Slushie – Japanese sake, prickly pear, and lime topped with konpeito candy
Frozen Beer Shandy – Kirin draft beer with fresh-squeezed orange juice topped with frozen Kirin foam
Boom Boom Alligator Tacos – Flour tortillas, fried alligator, and tropical fruit slaw topped with micro cilantro and spicy garlic sauce
Sailfish Brewing Co. Tag & Release Amber
The Ice Age – Rum, blue curaçao, piña colada purée, and orange juice
Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
Key West Shrimp Cocktail – Seasoned shrimp hand tossed with avocado, mango, cucumber, and house-made cocktail sauce and served with buttermilk crackers
Blood Orange Madras – Blood orange moonshine, freshly muddled strawberries, pineapple purée, and cranberry juice
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Local Buratta – Buratta made in Pompeo Beach, Florida served with prosciutto, arugula, fresh peaches, and basil pesto
Cigar City Jai Alai IPA
Crab Ceviche – Blue crab, avocado, bell pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime served with tortilla chips
Key Lime Wheat Ale
Steamed Peel and Eat Florida Shrimp – Florida shrimp dusted with Boathouse seasoning and served with drawn butter
Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat Ale
A Zesty Slice of Florida – Pizza bianca with Florida lemon, ricotta cheese, arugula, and black pepper
Guyebera Citra Pale Ale
Market or Fresh Catch Ceviche – Ceviche with passion fruit, lime, and chilis
La Playita Lager
Paradiso 37, Taste of The Americas
Florida Scorpion Shrimp Paella – Colossal gulf shrimp, mussels, pancetta, peas, crushed red pepper, tomatoes, and savory Key lime butter tossed with Calasparra rice and broiled to perfection
Sunset Margarita – Tequila, cointreau, and fresh-squeezed Florida orange juice
Citrus Kale Salad – Superfood blend of kale, julienned broccoli, slivered Brussels sprouts and cabbage, feta, fresh grapefruit and oranges, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and agave dressing
Key Lime Martini – Vodka, ice cream, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup with a graham cracker crumbs rim
Orange Gator & Waffle Cone – Tempura alligator wok-tossed with a sweet Florida orange sauce and served in a house-made waffle cone
Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA
Come on out and celebrate summer with us and enjoy the 2019 Disney Springs Flavors of Florida. Remember, this event runs through September 2, 2019, and you won’t want to miss it! For more information and to make reservations, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).
Get ready to splash into summer with H2O Glow Nights at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. This exciting glow party has returned once again to the water park, bringing even more flashy, splashy, glow-in-the-dark fun! There will also be exciting new H20 Glow Nights food and beverage options that you won’t want to miss.
During Disney H2O Glow Nights, the park transforms into an electric celebration overflowing with splash-tastic surprises like a DJ dance party, shorter wait times for popular waterslides, and an array of fun Toy Story-themed experiences. Guests can even enjoy character greetings with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie. And of course, no party would be complete without the FOOD! This year’s menu is bigger and better than ever, featuring a variety of colorful and refreshing beverages as well as a few delicious dishes to munch on. There will even be a special adults-only area at The Wharf where adult partygoers can enjoy live entertainment as well as a full bar with refreshing libations available for purchase.
To help you find all of these yummy items throughout the park, this guide to the H2O Glow Nights food and beverages will give you all of the details!
Western Beef Brisket, Available at Leaning Palms – Beef brisket, fingerling potatoes, and baby carrots topped with pico de gallo and micro greens
Pork Kabob, Available at Leaning Palms – Jicama slaw, kumquat preserves, pineapple, and watermelon topped with micro greens
Chick Kabob, Available at Leaning Palms – Mojo chicken, jicama slaw, kumquat preserves, pineapple, and watermelon topped with micro greens
Surfs Up Chicken Noodle Salad, Available at Leaning Palms, Typhoon Tilly’s, Snack Shack – Bulgogi chicken, noodle slaw, and lettuce topped with sesame seeds
Fish Out of Water, Available at Leaning Palms – Baked cod, coconut rice, and baby bok choy topped with lemon butter and micro greens
Cheese Party Platter, Available at Leaning Palms, Typhoon Tilly’s – Port Salude, smoked cheddar, fontina cheese, smoked gouda, grapes, and crackers
Bathtub Party Sundae, Available at Happy Landings – Vanilla ice cream, confetti cake, whipped cream, and chocolate rubber ducks topped with sprinkles and served in a novelty bathtub dish
Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Milkshake, Available at Leaning Palms – Cotton candy milkshake served in a novelty Woody Boot and topped with whipped cream, edible glitter, and a gummy worm
Pineapple Soft-serve with Blue Raspberry, Available at Typhoon Tilly’s and Snack Shack – Pineapple soft-serve with blue raspberry slushy
The Glowing Unicorn (Non-alcoholic), Available at Leaning Palms –Non-alcoholic violet colada with a glow cube, rainbow whipped cream, edible shimmer glitter, and a twist candy lollipop
Tropical Flash Lemonade (Non-alcoholic), Available at Leaning Palms – Tropical smoothie mix with Odwalla Lemonade and a glow cube
Glow Fusion Punch (Alcoholic), Available at Leaning Palms – Vodka and fruit-based liqueur with grenadine and pineapple juice topped with rainbow popping pearls
Green Glowrita (Alcoholic), Available at Leaning Palms – Tequila, Granny Smith Apple syrup, and sour mix topped with blueberry popping pearls
Strawberry Glow Lemonade (Non-alcoholic), Available at Leaning Palms and High and Dry – Strawberry smoothie mix with Odwalla Lemonade and a glow cube
Buzz Blaster (Non-alcoholic), Available at Leaning Palms – Sprite and green apple popping pearls served with a Buzz Lightyear glow clip
Galactic Lemonade (Alcoholic), Available at Let’s Go Slurpin’ and Fred’s Dive Bar – Blueberry vodka, blue curaçao, Odwalla Lemonade, and pomegranate juice topped with Sprite and a glow cube
Party Time Tea (Alcoholic), Available at Let’s Go Slurpin’ – Tennessee whiskey, sweet tea, and lemonade with a glow cube
Dream Disco Float (Alcoholic), Available at Happy Landings – Hard orange soda, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and edible glitter
Adult Root Beer Disco Float (Alcoholic), Available at Happy Landings – Hard root beer, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and edible glitter
Elysian DayGlow IPA Draft (Alcoholic), Available at High and Dry
Brut de Peche Champagne (Alcoholic), Available at Fred’s Dive Bar – Served in a LED Champagne
Light-up Popcorn Bucket – Main Change Popcorn Cart
H2O Glow Nights Light-up Souvenir Cup – Various Locations throughout the Park
Alien Light-up Souvenir Cup – Various Locations throughout the Park
Light-up Champagne Glass – Various Locations throughout the Park
Glow Cubes – Various Locations throughout the Park
Buzz Lightyear Glow Clip – Leaning Palms
Woody Boot – Leaning Palms
Bathtub Party Sundae – Happy Landings
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H2O Glow Nights occurs on select nights starting May 30 through August 24, 2019, at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon from 8-11 p.m. Tickets are $59 per person plus tax for adults and $54 per person plus tax for children ages 3 to 9, when purchased in advance. On the days of the event, the ticket price will be $69 per person plus tax for adults and $64 per person plus tax for children. Tickets are not required for children under age 3.
Which H2O Glow Nights food and beverage options are you most excited to try? Be sure to let us know in the comments!
If you’ve ever wondered how our Magic Kingdom chefs create the incredible food and beverage offerings throughout the park, then the new Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP tour is for you! Get ready to step behind the counter for this one-of-a-kind backstage tour that includes VIP tastings of our most popular menu items.
During the tour, you’ll discover how food memories are made as you taste your way through the kitchens of Magic Kingdom Park. After taking the tour myself, I personally LOVED getting to sample the Mickey-shaped cinnamon rolls and we even tried the Grey Stuff from Be Our Guest Restaurant – it was DEFINITELY delicious! Along the way, you’ll hear stories from some of our dedicated chefs and cast members, as well as your very own VIP Tour Guides, who all help bring our creative and delicious meals to life. From sharing the rich history of Disney Parks food to giving you an insider’s look at the creation of new menu items, our cast will immerse you in the culinary magic of Disney!
The tour also includes exclusive and unprecedented access to a few of our backstage kitchens and working areas that have never before been seen by guests. This behind-the-scenes look will allow you interact with the creative experts and experience first-hand everything that goes into the production of serving millions of guests each year.
And don’t forget to bring your appetite! Throughout the experience, there will be specially curated tastings of our most beloved snacks at Magic Kingdom Park, including savory and sweet items. You’ll even get a peek into the future and help create the next generation of Disney Parks food with a sampling of an item that’s still in development. How cool is that?
And remember, many of our menus and offerings change seasonally, so you never know what you might get to experience as we’re always looking for new ways to tell our culinary story. A number of exciting updates – including a new backstage experience – are now on the menu!
The Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP Tour is currently offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Pricing is $99 per person plus tax and valid park admission is required and not included in the price of this experience. To book your tour – visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).
All menu items, tastings, and experiences offered during the Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP Tour are subject to change without notice.