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8 Restaurants Where You Can Enjoy Brunch at Disney Springs

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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.

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

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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! 

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!

Experience 2019 Disney Springs Flavors of Florida Now Through September 2

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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! 

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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
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D-Luxe Burger

  • 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
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Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Blood Orange Mousse – Lemon chiffon cake with grapefruit gelée
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The Ganachery

  • 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 
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Rainforest Cafe

  • 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
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Polite Pig

  • Smoked Prime Rib Slider – Prime rib served with a citrus aïoli and a green papaya horseradish slaw
  • Florida Mango Frosé – Fresh mango purée, sparkling rosé, and citrus
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House of Blues – The Smokehouse

  • Key Lime Pie – Key lime pie with graham cracker crust and toasted coconut
  • Sandbar Sunday Islamorada Beer Company American Pale Wheat Ale
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Splitsville

  • 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
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YeSake

  • 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
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T-REX

  • 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
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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
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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
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Paddlefish

  • Crab Ceviche – Blue crab, avocado, bell pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime served with tortilla chips
  • Key Lime Wheat Ale
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The BOATHOUSE

  • Steamed Peel and Eat Florida Shrimp – Florida shrimp dusted with Boathouse seasoning and served with drawn butter
  • Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat Ale
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Pizza Ponte

  • A Zesty Slice of Florida – Pizza bianca with Florida lemon, ricotta cheese, arugula, and black pepper
  • Guyebera Citra Pale Ale
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STK Orlando

  • Market or Fresh Catch Ceviche – Ceviche with passion fruit, lime, and chilis
  • La Playita Lager
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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
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Planet Hollywood

  • 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
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Morimoto Asia

  • 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). 

Disney Tails, Lovepop and More Opening at Disney Springs This Fall

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With over 100 stores already open at Disney Springs, it’s hard to imagine we have room for any more. But great news for shoppers like me – we do! Soon, three new venues, including Disney Tails and Lovepop, will be added to the property’s eclectic mix of niche boutiques and brand-name anchor locations, just in time for holiday shopping.

Here’s a preview of what’s to come:

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Disney Tails: Opening October 12, 2018 at Marketplace Co-Op, this is THE must-visit destination for pet owners who want to bring a bit of Disney flair home to their four-legged friends. With two existing character collections (Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse) and two new character collections (Haunted Mansion and Star Wars) set to debut when the store opens, you may want to wait to finalize Fido’s Halloween costume until you’ve had a chance to visit – the themed comfort harnesses are just too cute! While most of the items were designed with dogs in mind, there are a few items that are “purr”fect for cats, too! In addition to leashes, collars, and bandanas, you’ll also discover squeaky toys inspired by some of your favorite iconic Disney foods, because really, it’s not fair that only humans should get to indulge in Mickey waffles, Mickey ice cream bars and Mickey pretzels, right?

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Lovepop: Steps away, in the center of Marketplace Co-Op, a new kind of greeting card will be arriving in mid-October. Lovepop is “more than a card” – it’s an intricate 3D paper sculpture designed on cutting-edge software, then hand-assembled with impeccable craftsmanship. I fell in love with the brand during a recent trip to New York City and was overjoyed when I found out they’d be coming to Disney Springs. Each piece is a gorgeous keepsake and with options for nearly every occasion imaginable, you’re bound to find something just right for the ones you love most.

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The Art of Disney Presents Greg McCullough: Slated to open on November 3, 2018 in the space formerly occupied by Little Miss Matched, an art gallery featuring works by Greg McCullough – a fan-favorite when it comes to paintings of Disney characters and stories – will open for a limited-time engagement through January 1, 2019. Greg McCullough will appear every day, except Mondays, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and guests will have a chance to interact with the artist, have artwork signed, and possibly even catch him painting live. Original works of art, limited-editions, and prints will be available, alongside some unique pieces from his Disney Remnants and Abstract Remnants Collections – mosaic collections created by recycling unused oil pant.

As if all of this wasn’t enough, Basin, one of the most beloved brands at Disney Springs, is putting the finishing touches on a refurbishment of their store. With a mid-October completion date, the location will feel familiar but with lighter, brighter, fresh touches that will open up the space in a more modern way.

With so much newness on the horizon, who’s ready to get a head start on holiday gift purchases and join me on a shopping trip to Disney Springs?

Celebrate Autumn with WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs

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As autumn draws near, get ready for a whole new host of seasonally-inspired eats with WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs! Celebrate your favorite fall flavors with everything from harvest tacos and pumpkin desserts to hard ciders and autumn-inspired cocktails.

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This seasonal celebration includes over 14 restaurants and quick service locations throughout Disney Springs. This foodie guide will help you find all the flavors of fall!

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YeSake

  • Harvest Fresh Bowl – a customizable bowl featuring sliced chicken breast, spinach, kale, carrot, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds tossed in a sweet Vidalia onion dressing. Also available as a wrap
  • Apple Cinnamon Sangria – complex flavors abound in this unique sangria featuring Japanese plum wine, orange, and lemon chilled down with frozen apples and finished with a sprinkle of sweet cinnamon

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Enzos Hideaway

  • Fall Harvest Soup – roasted apple and winter squash soup with spiced mascarpone cream and spiced candied nuts
  • Pumpkin White Russian – Hangar 1 Vodka, Monin Pumpkin Spice, heavy cream, with a sprinkled sugar rim glass

STK Orlando

  • WonderFall Promo Small Plate – pomegranate chili-glazed shrimp with butternut squash ginger purée and cranberry agrodolce
  • Pinot Grigio, Gabbiano, Delle Venezie, Italy – a light-bodied wine with a long finish that reveals hints of citrus and almonds

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Maria & Enzo’s

  • Fabulous Fall Butternut Squash Gnocchi – handmade ricotta gnocchi, roasted butternut squash, parmesan cream sauce, and pumpkin seed pesto
  • Medici Punch – Tuaca, Bulleit Bourbon, with charred cinnamon cider

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Morimoto Asia

  • Cantonese Style Crispy Berkshire Pork Belly – autumn 5-spice rub, maple bourbon koshu gastrique, and lychee cranberry chutney
  • Fall All Over – a smooth, decadent blend of Rémy Martin, Averna Amaro, lemon, apricot preserves, and a spritz of cinnamon

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Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

  • Bavarian Roasted Pork Shanks – tender, bite-sized “pig wings” tossed in an Oktoberfest beer sauce and served with fried spatzle mac and cheese
  • Air Pirate’s Pretzels – Oktoberfest-themed flight of pretzels with spicy German mustard and beer cheese fondue
  • Autumn Smash – fall into the season with Captain Morgan Rum, lemon juice, peach nectar, simple syrup, and a touch of cinnamon

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The Boathouse

  • Lucky Dux Oysters – half shell by the piece with green apple Champagne mignonette sauce
  • Bronzed Maple Coffee – whiskey, muddled candy, coffee, and maple whip cream garnished with a dusting of maple powder and candy

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant

  • Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Trart – pumpkin crème brûlée baked in a pastry shell with fried cheesecake bites, caramel toile, and chocolate ganache
  • Pumpkin Baileys Irish Coffee – Baileys pumpkin spice with fresh espresso topped with whipped cream

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Paddlefish

  • Braised Pork Shoulder – apple cider reduction with autumn spices and cauliflower purée
  • Paddlefish Hard Apple – apple cider, bourbon, and ginger beer, garnished with a cinnamon stick

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B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.

  • Smoked Sausage – with beer cheese sauce, bacon, and apple braised red cabbage on a Tuscan roll
  • Stella Artois Apple Cider – clean, crisp, and perfectly balanced with a little peach taste. Delicate apricot notes complement its fresh apple flavor

The Daily Poutine

  • Oktoberfest Poutine – stout gravy, bratwurst sausage, cheese curds, and cilantro
  • Ace Pineapple Cider – a balanced, crisp, natural offering made with fresh pineapple offering a sweet taste and tart finish. This pineapple cider was the first developed in the world

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Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Caramel Apricot Cobbler – Verrine with apricot topped with sugared almonds and buttermilk panna cotta
  • Fall Harvest Petit Cake – cinnamon and nutmeg chiffon cake, layered with Calvados salted caramel mousse, cranberry cherry pate de fruit, and roasted hazelnuts
  • Apple Cider Riesling Wine Slushie

The Polite Pig

  • Fall Harvest Taco – apple cranberry-glazed smoked pork belly, soft corn tortilla, pumpkin-apple slaw, pepitas, and picked onions
  • Apple Cider Whiskey Sour – straight rye whiskey, apple cider, lemon, brown sugar, and cinnamon

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D-Luxe Burger

  • Apple Whisky Jam and Smoked Sausage Burger – smoked gouda, lettuce tomato, and caramelized onions
  • Pumpkin Shake – Pumpkin, caramel, and graham crackers swirled together for a tasty fall treat

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Additional Delights

  • 4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck – Pumpkin Spice Churro Balls
  • AristoCrepes – Brie Cheese and Bosc Pear Crepe with Orange Blossom Honey
  • Chicken Guy! – Cinnamon Apple Milkshake
  • Disney’s Candy Cauldron and Goofy’s Candy Co. – Fall-Inspired Treats and Specialty Apples
  • Outdoor Vending Carts – Salted Caramel Pretzels and Pumpkin Churros (select carts only)
  • Sprinkles – Pumpkin Cupcake (Sept 1-30), Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcake (Sept 10-23), Candy Apple Cupcake (Sept 24-Oct 7)

Fall-Inspired Hard Ciders at Dockside Margaritas and Select Outdoor Vending Carts

  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider: This crisp and refreshing cider mixes the sweetness of the apples with a subtle dryness for a balanced cider taste. The fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor make this cider hard to resist.
  • Angry Orchard Rosé Cider: Made with rare, red flesh apples from France. Each apple is crisp, juicy and red to the core, adding an irresistible rosy blush and apple-forward taste with a refreshing dry finish.
  • Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen: Rich, amber-golden color. Deep, inviting, malty nose and bready, wonderful flavor that’s an ode to barley. Medium to big body, with a touch of warming alcohol on the finish.
  • Margarita Cider by 3 Daughters Brewing: Hard cider blended with lime juice and sea salt then aged in tequila barrels for a festive and unique flavor. This semi-sweet apple cider is tart and refreshing and perfect for Florida.
  • Pumpking Imperial Ale by Southern Tier Brewing Co.: This beer gives off hints of pumpkin pie and spice aromas on the nose. Huge flavors of genuine pumpkin pie, nutmeg, and cinnamon come through with a rich and creamy, yet crisp taste.
  • Samuel Adams OctoberFest: The first thing you notice when pouring this seasonal beer is the color. It has a deep golden amber hue which itself is reflective of the fall season. A malt lover’s dream, this beer offers a delicious harmony of flavors.

WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs starts September 7 and runs through November 6. If you’re looking to get you fix of fall flavors, then this is definitely the place to be! Be sure to stop by the Disney Springs Welcome Center or any participating location to get your WonderFall Flavors booklet. This pocket-sized guide will help you chart your course and keep track of your tastings!

For more info, visit the Disney Springs website. To make reservations, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call (407) WDW-DINE (407 939-3463)

Top Five Restaurants for Outdoor Dining at Disney Springs

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One of the best things about Florida is the sunshine waiting for you all year round. It makes Disney World a great place to enjoy al fresco dining options, especially at Disney Springs. Fresh air and fresh food are a winning combination! These five restaurants make for delicious outdoor dining at Disney Springs.

The BOATHOUSE: With picture-perfect views of Lake Buena Vista, you’ll love dining on deck at The BOATHOUSE. Whether you choose a standard table, a high top or the comfy patio furniture (yes, you can get served there, too!), be sure to try the lobster roll. On a warm day, it’s not too heavy in spite of the whole Maine lobster used in every roll, and don’t even get me started about how amazing their French fries are! To drink? A nice IPA fits the bill, but for something extra-refreshing, sip on the Cucumber Cooler.

Frontera Cocina by Chef Rick Bayless at Disney Springs™ will delight friends, family and food-lovers with exciting flavors and a contemporary Mexican experience. Warm colors, an open kitchen and a lively atmosphere frame an inviting exploration of the many delights from the kitchen of six-time James Beard Foundation Awards Winner, Chef Rick Bayless.

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Frontera Cocina: A table here gives you a front row seat to one of the best looks at the springs of Disney Springs. Right over the water, you’re almost guaranteed to feel the cool breeze in your hair as you sip your margarita and savor every bite of freshly made hummus, a nice alternative to the equally delicious guacamole. Of course, you’ll also find tacos, tortas and an array of entrees by celebrity chef Rick Bayless, but on a warm day, nothing on the menu beats their Taqueria Salad with Mojo garlic grilled shrimp.

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Paddlefish: The third story deck of Paddlefish is one of the best kept secrets at Disney Springs. If you haven’t yet found your way to the open-air rooftop of this iconic paddleboat-inspired seafood restaurant, put it on your “to-do” list. For a special evening out, order the Seafood Tower – everything is fresh and chilled to just the right temperature. The drinks are divine, too … grab a group of friends and treat yourself to a carafe of perfect-for-spring house-made red sangria with Framboise, Crème de Mure, orange juice, tempranillo, and seasonal fruit.

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Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant: For more than a decade, the patio at this authentic Irish pub has been dazzling guests with incredible entertainment on their outdoor stage, all the while serving their full menu of favorites to guests lucky enough to snag an outside table. While you can certainly experience patio dining seven days a week, think about booking a brunch reservation with options like the “Full Irish” (a full Irish breakfast, naturally), “Ellis Isle Steak’n Eggs” and “Pancakes Diaspora”—all pair nicely with the Strawberry Fields Mimosa.

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STK Orlando: A favorite for late-night, STK Orlando is another great spot for dinner and drinks under the stars (and beneath ambience-adding string lights)! While steak is what they’re known for, and rightly so, the Buratta Salad is delicious, too. Cocktails abound, but for an appealing accompaniment, order a glass of the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, a vibrant, peppery white wine with bold fruit and floral notes.

Date night for two, girls’ brunch, family lunch … whatever the occasion, Disney Springs is the place to enjoy it, especially now with the incredible Central Florida weather!

Do you have a favorite spot for outdoor dining at Disney Springs? If so, share in the comments below – I’d love to know.

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

Top Five Places for Brunch at Disney Springs at Disney World

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At the beginning or end of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, you may need to fuel up with a delicious brunch with your family. Disney Springs is full of so many delicious dining options! These five restaurants that we recommend for brunch at Disney Springs, unless otherwise noted, are are offered every Saturday and Sunday:

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NEW! Maria & Enzo’s: The newest brunch offering at Disney Springs can be found at Maria & Enzo’s. Venture into the renovated airline terminal and discover an elegant buffet of starters that include salumi & cheese, antipasti, pizza, yogurt and assorted pastries. Pair it with one of the classic and contemporary dishes on menu, including French Toast, Poached Hen Egg & Quinoa Kale Salad, NY Strip Steak ‘N Eggs, Farmstead Vegetable Frittata or Spaghetti Alla Carbonara. The prix-fixe affair is $35 per adult and $15 per child (ages 3-9); kids under two eat free. For the ultimate indulgence, you can add on endless mimosas and bellinis for just $15 more.

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House of Blues Gospel Brunch: Taking place on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., the World Famous Gospel Brunch is a one-of-a-kind experience that puts the spotlight on local talent and southern specialties. Traditional and contemporary Gospel songs just may move you to wave a napkin and dance off some of their delicious cuisine (speaking from experience, here), including biscuits & gravy, fried catfish, peel and eat shrimp, chicken & waffles, honey baked ham, roast beef and much, much more.

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Paddlefish: Come aboard and enjoy classic brunch favorites like the popular Crab & Asparagus Benedict or the mouthwatering Monte Cristo. Both pair nicely with a glass of the Southern Sangria, a house favorite.

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Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant: The Rollicking Raglan Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and features authentic Irish music, food, drink and live entertainment. With brunch entrees ranging from $8-$26, the menu is brimming with Irish taste treats including the Full Irish Breakfast, Pancakes Diaspora with crème fraiche, maple syrup and berry compote, and Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes, to name a few. If you prefer “lunch” fare, the slow-roasted Guinness-glazed Rack of Heaven baby back ribs, Lobster Club and famous Shepherd’s Pie are among their best sellers. Plus, dancers and live music will keep you entertained throughout your meal.

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STK Orlando: Most days you can order a la carte, and while STK is always known for their superb steaks, it would be a mistake to leave without trying their Cinnamon Monkey Bread.

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

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

Stop by the Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs for Virtual Backgrounds

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The Disney PhotoPass Studio located in the Disney Springs Marketplace is a favorite among princesses and knights who have visited Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, but you don’t have to be on your way to the ball to have your photo taken here!

You can take a classic – or goofy – family or individual portrait on one of our standard backdrops.

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If you’re looking for a slightly more specialized photo experience, this studio also offers those of all ages the opportunity to pose in front of virtual backdrops using a green-screen technique.

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(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Here are just a few of the numerous virtual backdrop themes currently available: “Aladdin;” “Beauty and the Beast;” “Brave;” “Cars;” “Cinderella;” “Elena of Avalor;” “Inside Out;” “Jake and the Never Land Pirates;” “The Lion Guard;” “The Little Mermaid;” “Mickey and the Roadster Racers;” “Moana;” “Monsters, Inc.;” “Mulan;” “Peter Pan;” “Pirates of the Caribbean;” “The Princess and the Frog;” “Sleeping Beauty;” “Snow White;” Star Wars; “Tangled;” “Toy Story” and more!

So smile and say cheese, arrr, Agrabah, McQueen or Mickey – the choices are endless! Your photographer will make sure you have the best backdrop for your photo.

These photos can be linked to your My Disney Experience account and downloaded as part of an active Memory Maker entitlement or purchased individually.

If you’re looking for an even more customized offering that allows your little princess to step right into a classic Disney story, be sure to ask a photographer at the studio about a Personalized Storybook!

No reservations are needed to visit the studio, so stop by for your photo shoot whenever it fits into your day at Disney Springs!

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(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

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

Three New Italian Restaurants to Open at Disney Springs This Winter

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Three New Italian Restaurants to Open This Winter at Disney Springs

Coming this winter, three modern Italian restaurants will be arriving at Disney Springs. These restaurants, all new concepts created by the Patina Restaurant Group, each feature unique menus and authentic Italian food in a beautiful and expansive dining complex. The complex will be located adjacent to The Edison, a lavish “Industrial Gothic”-style destination also being developed by Patina. The new concepts all tie into Disney Springs’ storyline of a restored Florida waterfront town, bringing unforgettable food and wine direct from Italy to the Sunshine State, with stunning scenery you can only find at Disney Springs.

The first concept, called Maria & Enzo’s, is a trattoria set in the town’s abandoned 1930’s airline terminal which has now been transformed into an open and airy restaurant. Featuring gorgeous views of Lake Buena Vista and incredible 50-foot ceilings, the interior dining room is adorned with artifacts that reflect air travel of the time such as maps and historic flight paths. Inspired by Sicily, the menu has a delightful range of family-friendly dishes – Arancini di Carne (rice balls stuffed with meat), Melanzane Parmigiana (eggplant parmesan), and handmade pastas including Busiate con Granchio (spiral pasta with crab) and ‘Ncasiata al Forno (Sicilian baked pasta) – all served tableside. Other delectable highlights include fresh fish, richly flavored steaks and chops.

The second concept is Enzo’s Hideaway – Enzo’s own personal speakeasy inspired by Roman aperitivo bars. Located in the storied rum-runner tunnels that adjoin Maria & Enzo’s and steeped in Florida’s true history of rum-running, Enzo’s Hideaway will pour Prohibition-era cocktails at its Tunnel Bar and serve a casual menu of hearty Roman Dishes such as the city’s legendary Bucatini alla Carbonara (hollow spaghetti with creamy egg and pancetta sauce) and Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe (square-cut spaghetti with pecorino and black pepper).

Finally, Pizza Ponte rounds out the group with a fast-casual restaurant serving pizza, pastries, Italian sandwiches and espresso. With the perfect blend of savory and sweet, Pizza Ponte is the ideal place quick bite. On the savory side, the menu features Pizza al Taglio (Sicilian-style pizza served by the slice), signature Tirangolo (stuffed pizza bread) sandwiches, and Porchetta (roast pork). To satisfy your sweet tooth, pastry specialties include Bombolini (Italian donuts), Sfoglia di Riso (pastry with rice cream), and Tiramisu.

Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway, and Pizza Ponte are set to open at Disney Springs this winter, and are sure to leave you saying, “Delizioso!” If you want to learn more about the Pantina Restaurant Group and their incredible restaurants such as these, visit www.patinagroup.com

These new concepts are just the beginning of a whole new list of exciting food and beverage concepts coming to Disney Springs. Coming soon are new locations such as The Edison, Terralina Crafted Italian, Wine Bar George, Jaleo by José Andrés, and Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill! Stay tuned for more updates on these amazing new locations.

(Thanks Disney Parks Blog!)

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

Four Things to Do During the 2017 Holiday Season at Disney Springs

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At Disney Springs, you can create family memories, celebrate the season and find special gifts for all of the special people on your list – plus maybe even a treat or two for you! Make your holidays more magical, too, by enjoying everything Disney Springs will have to offer this holiday season…

The secret is out. Disney Springs has the most complete collection of Disney-inspired products anywhere! Because of that, it may be where you want to start your holiday shopping.

While holiday shopping is certainly more magical at Disney Springs, it’s just one of the many reasons your family will want to visit. Here are four things to do during the 2017 holiday season at Disney Springs:

  • A Bigger, Better Disney Springs’ Christmas Tree Trail: Last year Disney introduced custom decorated holiday trees to the Marketplace, each themed to a popular Disney story or character. This year, the Christmas Tree Trail will expand to twenty-five trees – many of them larger than last year’s evergreens – including ten new trees inspired by Disney classics such as Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Snow White and Dumbo.

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  • Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt: The mischievous experiment 626 is at it again with an expanded scavenger hunt featuring four new stops, including a special stop at the more-magical-than-ever Disney Springs’ Christmas Tree Trail. This is a great activity for families with kids! It’s your chance to work together, decipher clues, and discover all the spots where Stich is hiding. Complete the mission and receive a limited-edition button.
  • Meet & Greet with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear: The eight-foot tall Coca-Cola polar bear is available for meet and greets on the second floor of The Coca-Cola Store. If your family is Coca-Cola fans, you won’t want to miss this unique photo opportunity.
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil: After nearly twenty years, “La Nouba” will take its final bow on December 31, 2017. There’s nothing else quite like the gravity-defying, jaw-dropping thrill of this stunning 90-minute show. There are still limited tickets available; visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/la-nouba for additional information and to purchase.

Complimentary and adjacent self-parking keeps things simple and hassle-free. With the retail delivery service available at all Disney Springs stores, you can easily pop in to any of the award-winning restaurants to relax and refuel.

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