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Everything You Need to Know About Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2018

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Are you planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort for the holidays? Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park is an absolute must-do event during the holiday season. This in-park party celebrates the season with lovely decor, glittering holiday lights, special photo opportunities, snow on Main Street, U.S.A., and entertainment you have to see to believe!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2018, which requires a special ticket to attend, will be held on the following nights: November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27 and 29; and December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 21. Party fun takes place from 7 p.m.-midnight, although party ticket holders may enter the park as early as 4 p.m. to enjoy regular park offerings.

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The must-see offering, “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” kicks off the fun each night at dusk. Guests arriving early for the party can watch as royal sisters Anna and Elsa lead a celebration for their friends on the Castle Forecourt Stage that culminates in Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to transform Cinderella Castle into a shimmering ice palace for the holidays.

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The “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” stage show brings in Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, and many others who drop by on Mickey’s party dressed in their Christmas best, ready to ring in the season with holidays with carols, old and new.

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Another can’t-miss moment is the “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.” This enchanting holiday procession features marching toy soldiers, dancing gingerbread men, Disney characters, Santa Claus and more!

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Then the highlight of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party night is “Holiday Wishes Fireworks– Celebrate the Spirit of the Season,” a special fireworks show set to holiday tunes that light up the sky above Magic Kingdom Park.

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The party also offers guests complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, party exclusive character greeting opportunities – with familiar faces like Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws and Scrooge McDuck – plus event-exclusive merchandise and special holiday treats.

Enjoy Fall Treats at Disney World in October and November

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Down in Orlando, the trees are still green and the summer heat is still lingering, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fall season at Walt Disney World Resort! Throughout October and November, you’ll be able to find your favorite autumn flavors throughout the resort with these fall treats at Disney World.

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At Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll LOVE all of the spooky sweets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, such as the Candy Corn Milkshake (available daily at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies). This shake is my FAVORITE treat right now. It’s made with candy corn ice cream and topped with cotton candy and the cutest Mickey-shaped marshmallow! If you want to know about all of the fun offerings for this event, I recently put out a foodie guide giving you all the spooky details.

Outside of Magic Kingdom Park, though, there are fall-inspired eats around every corner!

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DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Rosie’s All-American Café, ABC Commissary (all items available through Oct. 31)

  • Peanut Butter and Chocolate Coffin Cake
  • Chocolate and Orange Cream Parfait

Trolley Car Café (all items available through Oct. 31)

  • Chocolate and Caramel Apple
  • Chocolate Cake – topped with chocolate mousse and chocolate Mickey ears

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DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM

Isle of Java

  • Apple Cider Donut Holes

Creature Comforts, Pizzafari, Restaurantosaurus

  • Halloween Cupcake (available through Nov. 1) – yellow cupcake filled with pumpkin mousse and topped with cinnamon buttercream, an edible Mickey ghost, and a fondant pumpkin

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EPCOT

Fountain View

  • Halloween Cupcake (available through Oct 31) – chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate mousse and topped with green and purple buttercream, a chocolate bat, and orange sprinkles

Le Cellier Steakhouse (all items available through Nov. 18)

  • Autumn Poulet Rouge Roulade – cornbread stuffing with cranberries, golden raisins, pecans, sweet potato espuma, rainbow chard, and pecan vinaigrette
  • Brown Butter-Basted George’s Bank Scallops – pumpkin risotto, Brussels sprouts, fig and pomegranate slaw, red wine syrup, and pumpkin seed brittle

Sunshine Seasons

  • Pumpkin Bundt Cake (available through Dec. 25)
  • Monster’s Inc. Cupcake (available on Oct. 31 only) – chocolate cupcake with salted pretzel mousse filling and topped with buttercream and a chocolate cake ball decorated with fondant

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WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT HOTELS

Visiting one of our Walt Disney World Resort Hotels? You can find some tasty treats at nearly all of our resorts! From pumpkin and candy corn cupcakes to Mickey Pumpkin Spice Beignets, there’s a whole hay-ride full of snacks that you won’t want to miss out on.

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Gasparilla Island Grill

  • Harvest Pumpkin Cupcake (available through Oct. 31) – cinnamon sponge cupcake with pumpkin cream filling topped with maple buttercream, a candy pumpkin, and fall leaves
  • Frozen or Hot Pumpkin Latte (available through Nov. 30) – with whipped cream, nutmeg, and caramel sauce
  • Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin (available Nov. 15 – Dec. 31)

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Roaring Fork

  • Going Batty Cupcake (available Oct. 30-31) – chocolate cupcake topped with buttercream icing, ganache icing, and a sugar cookie bat
  • Poison Apple Cupcake (available through Oct. 31) – apple-flavored cupcake with caramel filling and topped with chocolate ganache

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Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort – Trail’s End To-Go, Chuckwagon

  • Candy Corn Cupcake (available through Oct. 31) – vanilla cupcake with candy corn buttercream

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Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Contempo Café

  • Minnie’s Not-So-Scary Berry Cupcake (available Oct. 28-31) – vanilla cupcake with raspberry jam filling and topped with vanilla buttercream icing and a white chocolate witch hat filled with blackberry marshmallow and garnished with a fondant bow and dark chocolate spider web
  • Apple Cupcake (available through Nov. 3) – apple-flavored cupcake with apple filling and topped with cinnamon buttercream icing and apple compote
  • Pumpkin Cupcake (available Nov. 4 – Dec. 1) – pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese filling and caramel buttercream icing

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Capt. Cook’s, Kona Coffee Bar

  • Mickey’s Haunted Chocolate Cupcake (available through Nov. 2) – dark chocolate cupcake filled with red velvet cheesecake and topped with buttercream

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Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts – The Market at Ale & Compass, Beach Club Marketplace

  • Caramel Candy Apple Cupcake (available through Oct. 31) – cinnamon-apple cupcake topped with chocolate caramel mousse
  • Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin (available Oct. 20 – Dec. 1) – spiced pumpkin muffin with cream cheese filling
  • Pumpkin Whoopie Pie (available Oct. 20 – Dec. 1) – pumpkin cake with brown butter cream cheese filling
  • Pumpkin Cupcake (available Nov. 1-30) – topped with buttercream

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Disney’s BoardWalk – BoardWalk Bakery

  • Candy Corn Cupcake (available through Oct. 31) – vanilla cupcake with orange marshmallow filling, whipped cream frosting, chocolate Mickey ears, and orange crispy pearls
  • Pumpkin Swirl Cookie (available Nov. 11-24)

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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside Mill Food Court, Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

  • Black Forest Mummy Cake (available through Nov. 1) – chocolate cupcake with cherry filling and topped with vanilla buttercream
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcake (available through Nov. 1) – vanilla cupcake filled with pumpkin cheesecake and topped with cream cheese icing
  • Mickey Pumpkin Spice Beignets (Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory only, available through Nov. 1) – house-made beignets dusted in pumpkin spice powdered sugar

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – The Mara

  • Witch’s Finger Cupcake (available Oct. 26-31) – vanilla cupcake with crispy peanut butter candy filling and topped with a chocolate witch hat

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Disney’s All-Star Resorts – Intermission Food Court, End Zone Food Court, and World Premier Food Court

  • Spider Cupcake (available through Oct. 31) – vanilla cupcake filled with cookies and cream marshmallow filling and topped with orange cookie buttercream and green marshmallow webs
  • Chocolate Indulgence Cake (available through Nov. 30) – Devil’s Food cake and dark ganache topped with pumpkin made of white chocolate mousse
  • Day of the Dead Cupcake (available through Nov. 1) – chocolate cupcake filled with spiced ganache and topped with spiced ganache buttercream, a sugar skull, and chocolate ears
  • Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake (available through Nov. 30) – vanilla cheesecake topped with pumpkin spice cream and dark ganache

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DISNEY SPRINGS

It’s the most wonderFALL time of the year! Now through November 7, you can experience autumn with WonderFall Flavors at Disney Spring. You’ll find seasonally-inspired dishes at over 14 restaurants and quick service locations throughout the area (and be sure to pick up an event guide at the Disney Springs Welcome Center or at participating locations). I’ve even put together the ultimate foodie guide to this limited-time experience, and my fellow author, Darcy Clark, has also shared a few ways to “scare up some fun” at Disney Springs in a recent blog post.

In addition to WonderFall Flavors, there are a few other items that have materialized this season!

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Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (all items available through Nov. 7)

  • The Forbidden Apple – spiced rum, sour apple pucker, cinnamon whiskey, cranberry juice, lime juice, and grenadine
  • Poison-Less Apple (Non-Alcoholic) – Sprite with caramel and Granny Smith apple

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The Ganachery

  • Minnie Witch Piñata (available through Oct. 31) – chocolate sphere filled with house-made marshmallows and crispy pearls and decorated with chocolate pieces
  • Jack Skellington Piñata (available through Oct. 31) – white chocolate sphere filled with house-made marshmallows and crispy pearls and decorated with chocolate pieces
  • Large and Small Chocolate Skulls (available through Oct. 31)
  • Cranberry Orange Ganache Squares (available through Nov. 8) – flavors of cranberry and orange blended with dark chocolate
    Pumpkin Spice Latte Ganache Squares (available through Nov. 8)

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Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Pumpkin Mickey Macaron (available through Oct. 31) – white chocolate ganache flavored with pumpkin purée and pumpkin spices

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Sprinkles

  • Special Cupcakes topped with Halloween Candy (available through Oct. 25)
  • Strawberry Champagne Cupcake (available through Oct. 31) – vanilla Champagne cake finished with an infusion of buttercream frosting and sweet ripe strawberries simmered in sparkling rosé
  • Black Velvet Cupcake (available Oct. 26-31) – dark chocolate cupcake topped with whipped chocolate ganache
  • Pumpkin Cupcake (available through Oct. 31) – pumpkin cake laced with ginger, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon and topped with sweet cinnamon cream cheese frosting
  • Halloween BOO Box (available through Oct. 31) – vanilla milk chocolate, red velvet, black and white, and pumpkin cupcakes adorned with Sprinkles ghosts and BOO sugar decorations

HALLOWEEN CANDY

And of course, it just wouldn’t be the Halloween season without Halloween CANDY! You’ll find these sweet treats at various candy shops across all of our parks and resort hotels such as The Confectionery in Magic Kingdom Park or Goofy’s Candy Co. and Disney’s Candy Cauldron at Disney Springs. From candy apples to cake pops, we’ve got it all!

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Various Candy Locations Across Walt Disney World Resort

  • Pumpkin and “Poison” Specialty Apples
  • Mummy and Pumpkin Cake Pops
  • Themed Crispy Treats
  • Fall Cookies and Cupcakes

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Fall is HERE at Walt Disney World Resort and it tastes GREAT if I do say so myself. For more information on each of these locations, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website! Happy snacking!

19 Magical New Experiences at Disney World in 2019

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Now, more than ever it’s time to start planning your 2019 Walt Disney World Resort vacation, because there will be more to see, do, taste and experience here next year than ever before! Whatever your passion for Disney, there’s a big dose of pixie dust waiting for you at all four parks.

Love Mickey and Minnie Mouse? Want to get wild with “The Lion King”? Feel like playing with your Pixar pals? Or maybe live music is your thing? All this and more will be waiting for you next year. Here’s a glance at 19 limited-time and new experiences at Disney World in 2019 to look forward to!

Starting January 18, 2019…

1. In honor of the true originals, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebrationwill bring new music, dancing and all sorts of other fun to Magic Kingdom Park.

2. For starters, the new “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” at Magic Kingdom Park will invite you to dance with Mickey, Minnie and their pals in front of Cinderella Castle. Shake it along with live singers belting out new arrangements of classic “Mickey Mouse Club” songs.

3. The Dapper Dans and other entertainers on Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park will sing songs in honor of Mickey and Minnie.

4. Look for special Mickey- and Minnie-themed merchandise and food at Magic Kingdom Park to make this party complete.

5. And this is a Surprise Celebration, after all, so you can expect more Limited-Time Magicentertainment and other experiences to pop up periodically around Magic Kingdom Park.

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6. The Incredibles are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as Pixar Place will transform into a Metroville city block.

7. At the end of the block, a party will be held in honor of Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone to celebrate their Super deeds.

8. Meet the one and only Edna Mode – the greatest super suit designer! She will set up a special location on Pixar Place showcasing some of her best creations (no capes!).

9. Also on Pixar Place, look for clues to the whereabouts of the youngest Incredible, the mischievous and multi-powered Jack-Jack.

10. Elsewhere at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a door to the monster world will open inside Walt Disney Presents, where you’ll have a chance to meet Mike and Sulley from Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.

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11. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom along with Timon and Rafiki in the “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” on Discovery Island. Let your inner animal roam free on the dance floor in this raucous party!

12. Also at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, have fun posing in front of special three-dimensional photo opportunities re-creating scenes from the animated classic.

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13. The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is back! This year’s special event takes place Jan. 18 – Feb.25, allowing you to indulge in world-class culinary, visual and performing arts.

14. The Disney on Broadway Concert Series is expanding to seven days a week during the Festival of the Arts, so you’ll have even more opportunities to experience some Disney musical magic live on stage.

And later in the year…

15. Welcome spring’s arrival with the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, returning March 6 – June 3 with its wide selection of delectable bites at outdoor kitchens and dozens of Disney-themed topiaries blooming around the park.

16. Even better, this year’s Garden Rocks Concert Series expands, as well, to seven days a week during the Flower & Garden Festival, which means a total of 270 concerts over the course of the 90-day event.

17. Ka-Chow! Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy rolls into Disney’s Hollywood Studios in spring 2019. In this new show experience, you’ll come face to face with Lightning and learn from his years of experience on the track.

18. Outside the Racing Academy, you’ll get to meet Lightning McQueen’s speedy pal, Cruz Ramirez.

And finally…

19. If you haven’t visited Walt Disney World Resort recently, then there’s even more for you to explore and experience. Become an honorary toy at Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, travel to the bioluminescent planet of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom or wish a fond farewell to “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” – the nighttime spectacular at Epcot– before its conclusion scheduled for the second half of 2019.

Whew…that’s a lot! Now, more than ever you’ll want to be here for it all. Don’t wait to book your 2019 Disney World vacation! Be sure to tell us in the comments which one of these experiences at Disney World in 2019 that you are most looking forward to!

2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Menus

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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It’s that time of year – the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is almost here! With delicious dishes and unique beverages influenced by cultures from around the world, this year will have more offerings than ever. The festival starts on August 30 and runs through November 12. This guide is your complete list of the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival menus for each of the Global Marketplaces located throughout the park.

V indicates Vegetarian items
GF indicates “Gluten/Wheat Friendly” items
KA indicates Kid-Approved

Thailand (located near the Mexico pavilion)
FOOD

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

BEVERAGE

  • Singha Lager
  • Maison Willm Gewürztraminer, Alsace

Australia (located near Refreshment Port)
FOOD

  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion, and Snap Peas (GF)
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies (GF)
  • Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut (V)

BEVERAGE

  • Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
  • Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon, Hunter Valley
  • Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay, Margaret River
  • Yangarra Shiraz, McLaren Vale
  • Wine Flight also available

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Hawai’i (located in Showcase Plaza)
FOOD

  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise (KA)
  • Grilled Tuna Tataki with Seaweed Salad, Pickled Cucumbers, and Wasabi Cream
  • Teriyaki-glazed Spam Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions, and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (V)

BEVERAGE

  • Maui Brewing Company Bikini Blonde Lager
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Mai Tai with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Dole Pineapple Juice

Islands of the Caribbean (located in Showcase Plaza)
FOOD

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

BEVERAGE

  • Red Stripe Lager
  • Caribbean White Sangria
  • Frozen Mojito

Greece (located near the Mexico pavilion)
FOOD

  • Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles, and Vegan Tzatziki (V) (KA)
  • Taste of Greece: Chicken Souvlaki, Feta Cheese Dip with Warm Pita, and Lamb Sausage with a Dill Tomato Ragu
  • Spanakopita: Greek Spinach Pie (V)
  • Bougatsa: Warm Phyllo Dough Strudel with Sweet Vanilla Custard, Lemon Honey Syrup and Cinnamon (V) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero, Peloponnese
  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini
  • Argyros Atlantis Red Blend, Santorini
  • Wine Flight also available

Craft Drafts (located in the Festival Center)
BEVERAGE

  • Central 28 Beer Company Waff-Ale, DeBary, FL
  • Bold City Brewing 1901 Roasted Red Ale, Jacksonville, F
  • Florida Beer Company Passport Triple Chocolate Milk Stout, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Lemongrass Saison, Gainesville, FL
  • JDub’s Brewing Company Honeydew Melon Kölsch, Sarasota, FL
  • Shipyard Brewing Company Monkey Fist IPA, Clearwater, FL
  • Beer Flights also available

India (located between the China and Germany pavilions)
FOOD

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

BEVERAGE

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

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Germany (located in the Germany pavilion)
FOOD

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

BEVERAGE

  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Carl Graff Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese, Mosel
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel
  • Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken, Mosel
  • Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, Pfalz
  • Riesling Flight also available

Brewer’s Collection (located between the China and Germany pavilions)
BEVERAGE

  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
  • Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer
  • Beer Flight also available

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Spain (located between the Germany and Italy pavilions)
FOOD

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

BEVERAGE

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

Africa (located in The Outpost between the China and Germany pavilions)
FOOD

  • Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato, and Pap (GF)
  • Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa (V)

BEVERAGE

  • Cederberg Chenin Blanc
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
  • Groot Constantia Pinotage
  • Wine Flight also available

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Hops & Barley (located in The American Adventure)
FOOD

    • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll
    • New Brunswick Slider: Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side

Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing (V) (KA)

BEVERAGE

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

Belgium (located between the France and Morocco pavilions)
FOOD

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

BEVERAGE

  • Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale
  • St. Bernardus Witbier
  • St. Bernardus Abt 12
  • Stella Artois Hard Cidre
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer Flight also available

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Brazil (located between the France and Morocco pavilions)
FOOD

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

BEVERAGE

  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL
  • Casa Valduga Brut Rosé
  • Quinta do Crasto Duoro Red
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

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New Zealand (located near Refreshment Port)
FOOD

  • Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs
  • Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney
  • Seared Venison Sausage with Kumara Purée and Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce

BEVERAGE

  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
  • Antmoore Wineworks MOKOblack Pinot Noir, Marlborough
  • Frozen Wine Cocktail featuring Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

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Ireland (located in the United Kingdom pavilion)
FOOD

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

BEVERAGE

  • Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
  • Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
  • Guinness Baileys Shake

Canada (located in the Canada pavilion)
FOOD

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

BEVERAGE

  • Moosehead Radler: Lager infused with Grapefruit, Grape and Lemon Juices, New Brunswick
  • Château Des Charmes Equuleus Red Blend, St. David’s Bench
  • Château Des Charmes Vidal Icewine, Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Almond Orchard hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® (located in Showcase Plaza)
FOOD

  • Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Pulled Chicken, Toasted Blue Diamond Almonds and Parmesan Cheese served with Nut Thins Crackers
  • Fire-roasted Tomato Hummus topped with Blue Diamond Lightly Salted Roasted Almonds and served with Blue Diamond Artisan Nut Thins Multi-seeds Crackers
  • Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae with Fresh Berries and Chocolate Almond Streusel (V)(KA)

BEVERAGE

  • Almond Breeze Strawberry Smoothie (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)
  • Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
  • Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne
  • Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rosé Champagne

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The Cheese Studio hosted by Boursin Cheese® (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • Braised Beef “Stroganoff” with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom, and Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce (KA)
  • Cheese Trio: Profiterole topped with Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese and Orange Apricot Jam; Smoked Salmon Pinwheel with Boursin Shallot and Chive Cheese and Everything Seasoning; Strawberry Macaron with Boursin Pepper Cheese
  • Maple Bourbon Boursin Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel, and Pecan Crunch (V)

BEVERAGE

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

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Flavors from Fire (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds (KA)
  • Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions, and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso Romano and American Grana Cheeses
  • Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïoli
  • Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder, and Mango

BEVERAGE

  • Orlando Brewery Smokin’ Blackwater Porter
  • Michael David Winery 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel, Lodi
  • Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon

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The Chocolate Studio (located in Future World West)
FOOD

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

BEVERAGE

  • Twinings Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea and Chocolate Shake (non-alcoholic) (KF)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont
  • Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Croft 10 Year Tawny
  • Twinings Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka

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The Wine & Dine Studio (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts, and Wild Mushrooms featuring Melissa’s Produce
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese, and Pumpkin Seeds (V) (KA)
  • Trio of Artisan Cheese featuring La Bottega di BelGioioso Cheeses (V)
    • Crescenza-Stracchino
    • CreamyGorg Gorgonzola Dolce
    • Artigiano Vino Rosso
  • Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese
    • Trio of Artisan Cheese paired with Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Reata Chardonnay and Spellbound Petite Sirah

BEVERAGE

  • Reata Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Oregon
  • Spellbound Petite Sirah, California

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Earth Eats (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • The Steakhouse Blended Burger: Blended Beef and Wild Mushroom Slider with Brie Cheese
  • Fondue, Arugula, Truffle and Blue Cheese Potato Chip on a Brioche Bun
  • The Impossible Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (V)

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Active Eats (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Nueske’s Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers, and Green Onions (KA)
  • Spice-crusted Verlasso Salmon with Warm Lentil Power Salad, Crushed Avocado, and Sherry Vinegar (GF)
  • Active Eats Energy Bar Bites: A mixture of Chocolate, Nuts, Dried Fruit and Dates (V) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Pineapple Coconut Hard Sparkling Water, Doral, FL
  • L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

Coastal Eats (located in Future World West)
FOOD

  • Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-lemongrass Cream
  • Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette
  • Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash and Chili-chipotle Butter Sauce

BEVERAGE

  • A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris, Oregon
  • ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir, Oregon

Light Lab (located in Future World West)
BEVERAGE

  • Phosphorescent Phreeze (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • InfraRED (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • UltraVIOLET (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls
  • Original Sin Dry Rosé Hard Cider, New York, NY Cider
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Blueberry Peppercorn Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL Cider
  • Ciderboys Zen Berry Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI Cider
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Red Cherry Tart, Titusville, FL
  • GrassLands Brewing Company Green Kiwi Blonde, Tallahassee, FL
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Blue-berry Golden Ale, Doral, FL
  • Flights also available

Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar (located in the Festival Center)
FOOD

  • Chocolate Croissant: Flaky Croissant stuffed with Chocolate
  • Almond Croissant: Flaky Croissant topped with Toasted Almonds
  • Jumbo Blueberry Muffin with Streusel Topping
  • Cheese Danish with Sweet Icing

BEVERAGE

  • Frozen Apple Pie (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Pomegranate, Orange and Grapefruit Juices
  • Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
  • Madras Mimosa with Cranberry Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice
  • Frozen Mimosa featuring White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer
  • Joffrey’s Cold Brew Coffee

The Festival Center Wine Shop (Disney Family of Wines) (located in the Festival Center)
FOOD

  • Charcuterie Plate: Chefs Selection of Artisanal Meats and Accompaniments
  • La Bottega di BelGioioso Cheese Plate: Crescenza-Stracchino, CreamyGorg Gorgonzola Dolce, and Artigiano Vino Rosso Cheeses
  • Bloody Mary Seafood Cocktail: Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Olive Salad and Crisp Lettuce in a Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

BEVERAGE

  • Fess Parker Riesling, Santa Barbara County
  • MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley
  • Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay, Carneros
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Goldie” Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills
  • MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Birdie” Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills
  • Skywalker Vineyards Sommita Pinot Noir, Marin County
  • Silverado Vineyards Fantasia Sangiovese Blend, Napa Valley
  • Chappellet Mountain Cuvée Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley
  • Fess Parker Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County
  • Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • White Wine Flight
  • Pinot Noir Flight
  • Red Wine Flight

The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar hosted by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company) (located in the Festival Center)

BEVERAGE

  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont
  • Ghirardelli Drinking Chocolate (Non-Alcoholic)

Refreshment Outpost (located between the China and Germany pavilions)

FOOD

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Kimchi and Mustard Sauce

BEVERAGE

  • Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky & Frozen Coke

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Refreshment Port (located near the Canada pavilion)

FOOD

  • Beef Brisket Poutine: French Fries with Beef Brisket, Beer Cheese Sauce, and Poutine Gravy topped with Crispy Onions
  • Sweet Potato Poutine: Sweet Potato Fries with Caramel Sauce, Mini Marshmallows, and Pecans (V)
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream (V) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream with Bacardi Coconut Rum
  • Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum

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Taste Track (located near Test Track)
FOOD

  • Croissant Doughnut tossed in Cinnamon Sugar (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate and Marshmallows (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate Hazelnut Cream (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Sprinkles (KA)
  • Gelato (Chocolate, Hazelnut, White Chocolate Raspberry or Vanilla Bean)

BEVERAGE

  • Pancake Milkshake (KA)

Block & Hans (located in The American Adventure)
BEVERAGE

  • Dogfish Head Brewery 60 Minute IPA, Milton, DE
  • Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Full Sail Brewing Co. Blood Orange Wheat, Hood River, OR
  • Karbach Brewing Co. Love Street Kölsch Style Blonde, Houston, TX
  • Big Top Brewing Company Hawaiian Lion Coconut and Coffee Porter, Sarasota, FL
  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Lexington, KY

Fife & Drum (located in the American Adventure)
BEVERAGE

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

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Japan (located in the Japan pavilion)
FOOD

  • Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables, and a Sweet Teriyaki Sauce (KA)
  • Beef Nigiri topped with Shrimp Sauce and Diced Pickled Jalapeños (GF)
  • Spicy Roll: Tuna and Salmon topped with Volcano Sauce

BEVERAGE

  • Kirin Ichiban Lager
  • Ozeki Rai Sake
  • Fuji Apple Cocktail: Sake, Peach Schnapps, and Green Apple Syrup

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Morocco (located in the Morocco pavilion)
FOOD

  • Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket (KA)
  • Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce (V)
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce

BEVERAGE

  • Casa Pale Lager
  • Kasbah Prestige Red Wine
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur
  • Red Organic Sangria

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Mexico (located in the Mexico pavilion)
FOOD

  • Short Rib Tostada: Corn Tortilla topped with Short Ribs, Black Beans, Salsa Verde, and Spring Onion
  • Shrimp Quesadilla: Corn Tortilla with Shrimp and Oaxaca Cheese and topped with Spicy Guajillo Sauce and Sesame Seeds
  • Coconut Rice Pudding served with Mango Coulis (GF) (V)

BEVERAGE

  • Cerveza Por Favor: Dos Equis Draft Beer with a hint of Almond
  • Mariachi Loco: Margarita with Libelula Tequila Joven, Mango Purée and Chamoy
  • Ay Caramba: Smoky Margarita with Gracias A Dios Mezcal, Lime Juice and Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
  • La Chancla: Red Wine Sangria mixed with Fruit Juice
  • El Padrino: Blackberry Mexican Punch with Velo Blanco Tequila

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China (located in the China pavilion)
FOOD

  • Xi’an Pancake with Beef
  • Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw (KA)
  • Beijing Roasted Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce
  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles

BEVERAGE

  • Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk (non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka and Triple Sec
  • Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice
  • Honeydew Bai Jiu Cocktail: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit and Honeydew Syrup

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

France (located in the France pavilion)
FOOD

  • Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
  • Carbonade de Boeuf, Purée de Pommes de Terre: Beer-braised Beef with Bacon, Onion and Mashed Potatoes
  • Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with House-made Raspberry Jam (V) (GF) (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry, and Passion Fruit Juice
  • Chardonnay, Le Vieux Manoir
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Village la Tourelle, Bordeaux
  • St-Germain Sparkling Kir: Sparkling Wine and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
    Kronenbourg 1664 Pale Lager

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Italy (located in the Italy pavilion)
FOOD

  • Fritto Misto: Crispy Shrimp, Zucchini, and Sweet Potatoes with a Spicy Sauce
  • Pollo Alla Cacciatora: Braised Chicken Thigh, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Parmesan Polenta
  • Mezzi Rigatoni: Vodka Sauce, Crispy Pancetta, and Parmesan Cheese (KA)
  • Cannoli: Cannoli filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Fruit (KA)

BEVERAGE

  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt
  • Placido Pinot Grigio
  • Placido Chianti
  • Villa Sandi Prosecco
  • Montegrande Corbinello Spumante Dolce
  • Fior d’Arancio Montegrande Moscato
  • Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila

Funnel Cake Stand (located in The American Adventure)

  • Maple Bacon Funnel Cake topped with Candied Bacon (KA)

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • The American Adventure: Fire and Ice: Frozen Lemon with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • Canada: Riviera Sunrise: Frozen Orange Pineapple with Grand Mariner
  • Showcase Plaza: Wild Goose: Frozen Wild Berry Acai with Grey Goose Vodka
  • Future World East: Fast Lane: Frozen Cappuccino with Brown Jug Bourbon Cream

Popcorn Buckets and More Halloween 2018 Souvenirs at Disney Parks

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Calling all ghouls and ghosts who love Disney-themed food novelties – Halloween is almost here at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, and this year we’ve got a whole new set of novelty items for you to enjoy! Available at various times throughout the Halloween season, you never know when they will materialize … and remember – these popular novelties sell out fast, so be on the lookout and keep this guide to many of the Halloween 2018 souvenirs at Disney Parks handy during your search!

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First up is the Happy Halloween 2018 Base Popcorn Bucket –this year’s design features Mickey and Minnie all decked out in their Halloween best as well as Chip and Dale as adorable little bats! A similar design is featured on the Happy Halloween 2018 Base Travel Mug. The base popcorn bucket can be found at various popcorn locations across Disneyland park at Disneyland Resort and Magic Kingdom ParkDisney’s Animal KingdomEpcot, and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. The base travel mug will be available as a non-refillable mug available across Disneyland Resort, while the base travel mug at Walt Disney World Resort will be available as a refillable mug (only refillable for the duration of your stay) available at all resort hotels across property.

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Only available at Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort is the Disney California Adventure Oogie Boogie Base Popcorn Bucket. Featuring everyone’s favorite villain from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” and even a familiar Headless Horseman, you’ll find this base popcorn bucket at the Buena Vista, Grizzly Peak, Pixar Pier, and Hyperion Popcorn Carts.

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Do you remember last year’s Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket? Well, I’ve got good news! This popular bucket is returning again this year to Disneyland Resort! Roll the dice with your popcorn-filled Oogie Boogie available at the Disney California Adventure park Popcorn Carts and at the New Orleans Popcorn Cart at Disneyland park.

But that’s not all – a new version of this popular bucket will be available exclusively at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort – and later in the season at Disneyland Resort.

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Double, double toil and trouble – get ready to cast some spells, brew a potion, and make that delicious popcorn disappear with the new Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket. Starting mid-September, this light-up bucket will be available at Disneyland park at Disneyland Resort and all four parks and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort! And it even features a Hidden Mickey … but you’ll have to find that one on your own!

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The Poison Apple Glow Cube is also back again this year in three different colors! You’ll find this spooky light-up cube floating in specialty drinks on both coasts. At Walt Disney World Resort, get the Green Poison Apple Glow Cube at AbracadaBar at Disney’s BoardWalk or Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs. At Disneyland Resort, you’ll find Green and Red Poison Apple Glow Cubes at various locations throughout Disneyland Resort. But there’s also a new color this year – a Purple Poison Apple Glow Cube! This one is available exclusively at Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure park.

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If the cube just isn’t enough, though, you can get the Green Poison Apple Stein! You’ll find it throughout Disneyland Resort as well as various outdoor vending locations throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.

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The Headless Horseman Straw Clip returns this year as well. You’ll find him galloping around at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort and throughout the Disneyland Resort!

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Get ready to burn rubber with the Tire Pumpkin Straw – the ultimate “Haul-o-ween” novelty. Inspired by Halloween at Cars Land, you’ll find this light-up straw at the Cozy Cone Motel and Flo’s V8 Café at Disney California Adventure park. And what’s more – they’ve driven on over to Walt Disney World Resort too! Find them at various quick-service locations throughout Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Remember – these amazingly spooktacular Halloween novelties are quite popular and are only available while supplies last! These novelty items will be available at various times throughout September and October at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort begins August 17. Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort begins September 7.

All Disneyland Resort 2018 Halloween Premium and Base Popcorn Buckets and 2018 Halloween Travel Mugs are non-refillable. All Walt Disney World Resort 2018 Halloween Premium and Base Popcorn Buckets are refillable during your length of stay for $1.75 per refill. Walt Disney World Resort 2018 Halloween Travel Mugs are refillable during your length of stay.

All of the novelty items listed above are only available for a limited time while supplies last. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Top Six Reasons to Spend a Day at Disney World Water Parks

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Summers in Orlando are HOT so what better way to cool off than by paying a visit to Disney World Water Parks. Whether you’re looking for thrills, relaxation, unique treats or even to learn a new skill, Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon have got you covered. So while you prepare for your spring getaway to Walt Disney World Resort, consider these six reasons to add a day at the water parks to your vacation plans.

Awesome Thrill Rides: Get your heart pumping at Blizzard Beach by starting your day taking the plunge down Summit Plummet. At 120 feet high, it’s one of the tallest free-fall water attractions in the world and, by reaching speeds up to 55 mph, it’s a thrilling, downhill rush. At Typhoon Lagoon, Crush ‘n’ Gusher takes riders on inflatable rafts through twists, turns, dips and dives. For more thrills, there’s the Toboggan Racers and Slush Gusher at Blizzard Beach, plus Miss Adventure Falls and Hummunga Kowabunga at Typhoon Lagoon.

The Blizzard Beach Spring Challenge: With obstacle courses, water slide challenges and other interactive games, the Blizzard Beach Spring Challenge, March 10-11 and March 24-25, is the perfect activity for the entire family. And the winners get to take home sweet Blizzard Beach themed giveaways, too!

Unique Lazy Rivers: Castaway Creek and Cross Country Creek are two super relaxing lazy rivers that the whole family can enjoy. Whether floating on inner tubes through ice caves at Blizzard Beach or meandering through a misty rainforest and hidden grotto at Typhoon Lagoon, each lazy river offers an experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Private and Relaxing Cabanas: Disney Water Parks offer a private oasis where you can enjoy the water park in a unique way. The Beachcomber Shack Cabanas and Polar Patio Cabanas are premium spaces that provide shade, comfy seating, private lockers and more. While you relax in your Adirondack seats, a service attendant will look after all your food and beverage needs from an a la carte menu. It’s the perfect way for mom and dad to kick back while the kids enjoy the water parks. For reservations and pricing information, please call (407) 939-7529.

Unique meals and snacks: There are a variety of unique treats that can be found at Disney Water Parks. You’ll find options such as the slow pulled pork on a burger (with grilled pineapple!), Korean beef or chicken rice bowl, crisp salads and seafood baskets. And dessert? You can’t go wrong with the sand pail sundae – chocolate and vanilla soft-serve ice cream, waffle cone pieces, Oreo cookie pieces, sprinkles, hot fudge, caramel sauce, whipped cream and a cherry on top – or the world-famous warm mini donuts!

Learn to Surf at Typhoon Lagoon: Did you know you can book a surf lesson at Typhoon Lagoon? Guests can participate in Learn to Surf at Typhoon Lagoon before the water park opens and spend a couple of hours with professional instructors, trying to catch the perfect wave. Surf lessons come with a light breakfast as well as photography, so you can share your experience with all your friends back home. For more information about how to book surf lessons, call (407) 939-7529.

See you at the Disney World water parks!

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. 

Go Behind the Scenes at Disney World with the Backstage Magic Tour

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Have you ever wanted to go backstage to see just how the magic is brought to life here at Walt Disney World Resort? On the Walt Disney World Resort Backstage Magic Tour, you can do just that, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind VIP look at the inner workings on an amazing 7-hour journey through The Most Magical Place on Earth.

Here are the top four experiences that you’ll enjoy on the Backstage Magic tour:

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1. Peek behind the curtains at The American Adventure, where you’ll learn how engineering and artistry come together to create this truly historic show.

2. Unravel the secrets behind creating the dazzling costumes for Disney Characters, as well as show and parade performers, at Walt Disney World Resort’s own Creative Costuming department.

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3. From the smallest details to the most ornate sets, get an up-close look at the unparalleled talent and craftsmanship at work in the Walt Disney World Central Shops.

4. Last, but definitely not least, you can navigate the legendary underground tunnels or “utilidors” used by Cast Members located beneath Magic Kingdom Park.

Backstage Magic isn’t the only tour that gives you an inside look at popular Walt Disney World locales. Later this year, you can embark on the Gardens of the World Tour during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, or even learn how wintery fun comes to life in the theme parks on both the Disney’s Yuletide Fantasy and Holiday D-Lights tours.

Which of these behind-the-scenes tours are you most excited to experience?

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. 

Ten Best Burgers at Disney World

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Who doesn’t love a good burger? Luckily, there are dozens of delicious, juicy burgers to be found across Walt Disney World Resort! Here is a list of the ten best burgers at Disney World!

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Southern Burger, D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs
A D-Luxe Burger Signature beef blend (brisket, angus, chuck and short rib) patty, topped with fried green tomato, pimento cheese, lettuce, grilled onion and bacon. Be sure to treat Dad to a salted caramel gelato shake too!

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Vegetarian Falafel Burger, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Our favorite meat-free burger, this crispy chickpea falafel patty is topped with arugula, tomato, Tzatziki sauce and red pepper aïoli on a brioche bun.

Grilled Wagyu Beef Burger, The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Available during lunch, this wagyu beef patty is topped with Gruyere cheese, pastrami, heirloom tomato, avocado, fried egg and cognac-mustard aïoli on toasted brioche, served with hand-cut steak fries.

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Southwest Burger, ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
A premium patty topped with pepper jack cheese, guacamole, bacon, lettuce, tomato and cheddar jalapeno poppers, served with steak fries.

Island-style Beef Burger, Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Say aloha to this pressed beef burger topped with char siu pork belly, soft-poached egg, mustard greens, spicy mayonnaise and pickled onions served on a pineapple brioche bun.

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Bison Cheeseburger, Geyser Point Bar & Grill, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Topped with Tillamook cheddar, sweet onion straws, lettuce, tomato and Marion berry barbecue sauce, this burger is best paired with gorgeous views of Bay Lake, which can be enjoyed from the patio of Geyser Point Bar & Grill.

Wagyu Beef Burger ‘Oscar,’ Le Cellier Steakhouse, Epcot
Part of the prix-fixe lunch menu, this burger is topped with Maine lobster, Blue Crab and Bernaise and is served with truffle fries, choice of appetizer (famous Cheddar Cheese Soup anyone?) and dessert.

Smokehouse Burger, ESPN Club at Disney’s BoardWalk
Who doesn’t love eating a burger while cheering on your favorite sports team? This burger features a grilled angus beef patty is topped with smoked Tillamook cheddar, chipotle aïoli, onion straws and smoked bacon, served on an onion bun. Be sure to ask your server about the weekly special, too!

Patty Melt, Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
A 7-ounce pressed angus beef patty, served on Rye bread with Swiss cheese and grilled onions, complimented with a creamy garlic-peppercorn ranch. Bonus points if you treat Dad to his favorite sundae after dinner.

Lobster ‘Thermidor’ Burger, Grand Floridian Café at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
This 7-ounce artisanal burger patty is topped with lobster-parmesan thermidor sauce on a seared brioche bun and is served with Café’s signature seasoned French fries.

Where do you think you can get the best burgers at Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!

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

Fall Into Disney Magic with Special Experiences September 3-8, 2018

Kick off fall with the ultimate fall into Disney magic vacation from September 3-8, 2018! You can enjoy a stay at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels and exclusive experiences planned just for you in all four parks! From a special dinner during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival to exclusive time in the brand new Toy Story Land, this will be a vacation you won’t soon forget!

Here’s a sneak peek at what this unique itinerary includes:

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018: an exclusive “Welcome to Fall” dinner at Epcot inspired by the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018: a nighttime Kilimanjaro Safaris tour followed by an exclusive showing of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park after park closing
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018: two hours of exclusive evening access to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Friday, September 7, 2018: tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom park

The ultimate Fall into Disney Magic package starts at just $149 per person, per night, for a family of four in a Standard Room at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, for a total package price of $2,980*.

Book now through August 19, 2018―and get excited for a vacation packed with adventure and spook-tacular memories!

*Price based on two adults, one junior, and one child. The number of packages allocated for this offer is limited. Valid Theme Park admission required to attend Theme Park events included with this offer. Theme Park tickets with Park Hopper Option must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be on or before Dec. 31, 2018. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes three-bedroom villas.

Fourteen Best Roller Coasters at Disney Parks Around the World

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Not everyone thinks of thrill rides and roller coasters when they think of Disney World or any of the Disney Parks, but when it comes to immersive, high-energy thrill rides – Disney Parks do it better than anyone. Millions of our guests “get their coaster on” at Disney Parks around the world every day. Although it’s hard to narrow down our favorites, here are the fourteen best roller coasters at Disney Parks all over the world!

  1. Space Mountain – A classic. From Disneyland Resort in Anaheim to Hong Kong Disneyland and everywhere in between, this indoor coaster has dipped and tripped guests on a one-of-a-kind outer space adventure. At Disneyland Paris, you can find the Star Wars version of the attraction, Hyperspace Mountain; and a ghoulish version shows up at the Disneyland Resort during Halloween called Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.
  1. TRON Lightcycle Power Run – An ode to the hit Disney films, “TRON” and “TRON: Legacy,” guests of Shanghai Disney Resort hop on the iconic lightcyles and Experience high-speed thrills and chills as the Grid comes alive in a heart-pounding race for survival. And we just announced its inclusion in Magic Kingdom Park here at Walt Disney World – VERY exciting!
  1. Barnstormer, Featuring the Great Goofini – Much more my speed. Located in Storybook Circus at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort, The Great Goofini is known for his aerial expertise and high-flying stunts. Perfect for smaller visitors, Barnstormer has guests rolling through some of his most iconic swoops and swirls – at a graceful pace.
  1. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – a HUGE hit at Magic Kingdom Park and now the toast of Shanghai Disney Resort. Guests “rock” and “roll” through scenes from Dwarfs’ mine – showcasing characters and songs from the iconic film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” You haven’t lived until you’ve heard “Heigh Ho” sung in Mandarin!
  1. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Amid rugged bedrock and desert cactus, venture inside a nearly 200-foot mountain to the Big Thunder Mining Company, established in the early days of America’s Gold Rush. Traipse down into an abandoned mine shaft and discover a mysterious 5-car locomotive waiting to take you on a journey inside an abandoned shaft. Guests around the world love this attraction with versions at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland.

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  1. Expedition Everest – A trek through the Himalayas and “The Forbidden Mountain,” no coaster tour of Walt Disney World Resort would be complete without a ride on Expedition Everest. Walt Disney Imagineers spent years researching legends and myths of Southeast Asia to be able to accurately immerse guests into this world. The views from the climb to the top are some of the most exquisite on Walt Disney World Resort property. It makes you anticipate and appreciate the inevitable thrills and chills as you fall even more.
  1. California Screamin’ – One of the icons of Disney California Adventure park, this ode to the classic wooden roller coaster can be seen for miles around. With Mickey Mouse’s cute face watching, guests almost forget going through the 120-foot plunge to 360-degree loop. Almost.

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  1. Indiana Jones et le Temple du Peril – Guests of Disneyland Paris can re-create their favorite mine car scene “Temple of Doom”-style as they twist and turn through dark, cursed ruins.
  1. Crush’s Coaster – Guests of Walt Disney Studios Paris join Crush and friends in Toon Studio®, where they board turtle shells and prepare for a ride through memorable moments from the the Disney•Pixar film, “Finding Nemo.” This is a REALLY cool ride for younger and young-at-heart guests alike.
  1. Raging Spirits – A hallmark attraction of Tokyo DisneySea, this is a high-speed rollercoaster attraction racing through the excavated ruins of an ancient ceremonial site. This thrilling ride will turn your world upside down – literally.
  1. Matterhorn Bobsleds – Another Disneyland classic – taking guests twisting and turning through the Swiss Alps. As guests swoop in and out of shadowy caves and along jagged rocky ledges; throttle through icy chutes and around frozen precipices, the “real” danger is not in the landscape. I won’t spoil it for newbies who haven’t ridden yet. Opening in 1959, the Matterhorn Bobsleds was the very first tubular steel roller coaster in the world.
  1. Water Coasters – Those looking for a wetter coaster experience look no further than Disney Parks. Crush ‘n’ Gusher at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park pushes and splashes guests through 400-foot-long tubes with uphill climbs and a plunge into Hideaway Bay at the end. And we can’t forget the water coasters aboard our Disney Cruise Line ships – the AquaDuck aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy and the AquaDunk aboard the Disney Magic give Disney Cruise Line guests a ride they will never forget.
  1. Gadget’s Go Coaster – Another attraction for the entire family, this engaging “coaster” is based on the work of the character Gadget Hackwrench from the Disney animated series Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Guests of both Disneyland Resort in California and Tokyo Disney Resort can enjoy its family-friendly twists, turns, humps and bumps.
  1. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Starring Aerosmith – A game changer in indoor rollercoasters, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster features one of the fastest rides at Disney Parks paired with a one-of-a-kind soundtrack. Guests of both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Paris know to “hang on” when the 0-to-60-MPH launch starts.

Which of these do you think are the best roller coasters at Disney Parks? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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