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Bar and Grill Coming to Coronado Springs in 2019Bar and Grill Coming to Coronado Springs in 2019
July 20, 2018
A new on-the-water bar and grill called Villa del Lago will open at Disney's Coronado Springs resort in 2019, along with the previously announced new 15-story tower that is currently under construction.

The new eatery, which will serve light fare and beverages, will seat 60, with room for an additional 90 in designated group areas. Its over-the-water location will be connected to the rest of the resort, which also hosts a convention center, by a series of bridges.

 

Tiffins Fixed Price Lunch + New Eats in Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins Fixed Price Lunch + New Eats in Disney's Animal Kingdom
July 18, 2018
Disney's Animal Kingdom recently announced the new Pizzafari Family-Style Dining Experience, which allow you to make reservations for table-service dinner at this normally quick-service location. Here's even more food news for the theme park, starting with a new fixed-price lunch menu at Tiffins Restaurant.

 

Rivers of Light Dessert Party to Start Aug. 6; Book Now!Rivers of Light Dessert Party to Start Aug. 6; Book Now!
July 17, 2018
Disney's Animal Kingdom will soon debut a new Rivers of Light Dessert Party, which offers a buffet of Animal Kingdom-themed desserts, snacks, and drinks followed by reserved VIP seating for the theme park's nighttime show, Rivers of Light. The new experience will take place on select nights starting on Monday, August 6, 2018. Price (which includes tax) is $79 for adults and $47 for children and must be paid for in full at the time of booking. Make reservations starting today online at disneyworld.com or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

 

Reservations Now Open for Pizzafari Family-Style DiningReservations Now Open for Pizzafari Family-Style Dining
July 17, 2018
Reservations are now open for a new dining experience coming to Pizzafari in Disney's Animal Kingdom starting July 31. The brand-new Pizzafari Family-Style Dining Experience will allow you to experience table service dining at the counter service venue. But don't worry -- Pizzafari will still also act as a quick-service location, if that's what you'd prefer.

 

Edison Featuring Red White & Blue Burger Edison Featuring Red White & Blue Burger
July 15, 2018
The Edison at Disney Springs launched a Burger of the Month Series several months ago. This month's offering, "The Red White & Blue Burger," is layers of short rib and brisket garnished with housemade BBQ pulled pork, fried onions, and coleslaw.

 

First Look: Terralina Crafted Italian at Disney SpringsFirst Look: Terralina Crafted Italian at Disney Springs
July 14, 2018
Terralina Crafted Italian restaurant opened at Disney Springs on June 28. AllEars.Net's Deb Koma stopped in the other day for a quick look around and sampled a few menu items.

 

New Year's Eve Events at the Contemporary New Year's Eve Events at the Contemporary
July 11, 2018
Disney's Contemporary Resort will be the site of two special dining events on New Year's Eve 2018: the family-friendly "Pixar Party: A New Year's Eve Celebration" and the more adult-oriented "Disney Countdown to Midnight," which also offers an upgraded VIP "Ink and Paint Club experience." Book now at (407) WDW-DINE.

 

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages on SaleCandlelight Processional Dining Packages on Sale
July 11, 2018
Candlelight Processional Dining Packages went on sale Wednesday, July 11 (Annual Passholders began booking July 10). Some narrators have been announced, also. Returning this year are Neil Patrick Harris, Jodi Benson, Pat Sajak and Whoopi Goldberg. More names will be released soon!

 

Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy, Much More on the Horizon for Walt Disney World!Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy, Much More on the Horizon for Walt Disney World!
June 29, 2018
At the media briefing on June 29, 2018, it was announced that Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy, featuring the popular character from the "Cars" films, will debut in Disney's Hollywood Studios early in 2019. The all-new show-attraction, to be located in Sunset Showcase near Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, will also feature Mater and Cruz Ramirez while McQueen demonstrates racing techniques on a new simulator. Disney also provided updates on Minnie and Mickey's Runaway Railway attraction, the Skyliner, and much more.

 

Toy Story Land Now Open!Toy Story Land Now Open!
June 27, 2018
On June 30, the new Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort, inspired by Pixar Animation Studios' Toy Story films, opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and turned guests of all ages into "honorary toys", allowing them to PLAY BIG in the whimsical world of a child's imagination.

        Related Links:
         -- Having Serious Fun at Toy Story Land
         -- Imagineers Put Finishing Touches on Toy Story Land
         -- VIDEO: Slinky Dog Dash Ride
         -- PHOTO: Alien Swirling Saucers
         -- VIDEO: Pixar's Roger Gould
         -- VIDEO: Learn About the Green Army Patrol
         -- PHOTOS: Toy Story Land Opening Weekend
         -- Hollywood Studios Map with Toy Story Land
         -- Woody's Lunch Box at Toy Story Land
         -- VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Toy Story Land
         -- VIDEO: Slinky Dog Dash Ride!
         -- Exclusive Access to Toy Story Land Upcoming for Passholders

 

Brews and BBQ at Disney Springs Through Sept. 3Brews and BBQ at Disney Springs Through Sept. 3
June 26, 2018
Starting June 29, you'll be able to find BBQ-inspired dishes at nearly every restaurant at Disney Springs. For guests ages 21 and older, each of these dishes can be paired with a crisp, craft-brewed beer. "Disney Springs Brews and BBQ" offerings will be at 23 different Disney Springs locations through Sept. 3.

 

Terralina Crafted Italian Now Open! Terralina Crafted Italian Now Open!
June 25, 2018
On June 28, James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano will debut his newest dining concept, Terralina Crafted Italian. Set along the shores of Lake Buena Vista, Terralina Crafted Italian was inspired by the design and lifestyle of Northern Italy's famous lakes like Lake Como, set far away from city life and surrounded by picturesque villages.

 

Joffrey's Coffee Introduces Mickey's 90th Anniversary BlendJoffrey's Coffee Introduces Mickey's 90th Anniversary Blend
June 21, 2018
Joffrey's Coffee and Tea Company, the official specialty coffee of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, and Disney Vacation Club, will release three unique and brand-new blends that, beginning this August, customers will be able to purchase online and in stores nationwide. To honor 90 years of Mickey Mouse, Joffrey's will introduce Disney Mickey's 90th Anniversary Blend: a smooth, medium-roasted, limited-edition blend that will be available late August. Additional specialty coffees include Disney French Bistro: a full-bodied dark roast currently offered at Walt Disney World and Disney Organic Peru Alto Mayo, a USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee that is farmed using sustainable methods in a protected area of the Amazon rainforest. Previously, all Joffrey's proprietary coffee blends, created by Roastmaster Chris de Mezzo in conjunction with chefs from Walt Disney World and Disneyland, were exclusive to signature restaurants throughout the resorts as well as online at www.joffreys.com/disneyparksandresorts.

 

Celebrate Father's Day at Disney WorldCelebrate Father's Day at Disney World
June 15, 2018
This Father's Day, June 17, watch for shopping and dining specials throughout the World, such as:

-- "T-Bone and Tail" Father's Day meal at Paddlefish at Disney Springs: a 20 oz. T-Bone and cold water lobster tail with a classic bearnaise sauce for $59.

-- Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs is offering dads a complimentary beverage this Father's Day; purchase of an adult entree required.

-- Also, Amorette's Patisserie will offer dipped "Tuxedo" strawberries and special treats honoring Geppetto, the puppetmaker-father from "Pinocchio," from June 14 to 17.

 

Fourth of July Around the "World"Fourth of July Around the "World"
June 14, 2018
This Independence Day 2018, Disney theme parks will offer guests a bevy of booming delights, with fireworks at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, as well as special character appearances, patriotic-themed treats and activities at Fort Wilderness.

 

Paddlefish Hosting Summer Special EventsPaddlefish Hosting Summer Special Events
June 10, 2018
Paddlefish at Disney Springs is celebrating summer with a number of special events:

-- Starting on June 12, Paddlefish will host wine tastings the second and fourth Tuesday of each month through September. The in-house sommelier team will lead these tastings on the rooftop deck and wine flights will be served with light bites and tastings. Guests must be 21+ to attend. Tickets and additional details at eventbrite.com

-- On June 13, Paddlefish will celebrate its 2018 Orlando Magazine Dining Awards win as "Best Seafood Restaurant" with a 5-course wine-pairing dinner showcasing the Best of Paddlefish. Guests will be greeted on Paddlefish's rooftop with Mini Maine Lobster Rolls and champagne followed by dishes that feature fresh catches, full flavors and fabulous wine. Guests must be 21+. Tickets and the complete menu at eventbrite.com

-- All day on June 20 Paddlefish will observe National Vanilla Milkshake Day by offering its famous vanilla brownie milkshake for just $5.

No other promotions or discounts apply for the above.

 

Enzo's Hideaway Starts "Sunday Suppers" on June 17Enzo's Hideaway Starts "Sunday Suppers" on June 17
June 08, 2018
Enzo's Hideaway at Disney Springs will launch its new weekly Sunday Supper on Father's Day, June 17. The only menu served will be the Sunday Supper menu; the regular menu will not be available. Bring a bottle (or two) of your favorite wine to toast with no additional corkage fee. This family-style feast is $45 a person and $19 for children 9 and under (price does not include tax or gratuity).

 

Food and Wine Festival Events Now BookingFood and Wine Festival Events Now Booking
June 07, 2018
The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival returns to Walt Disney World Resort this fall with 75 days of entertainment, events, and, of course, a veritable cornucopia of wonderful food and tasty beverages. The festival's 23rd year runs from August 30 to November 12, 2018. This year's festival will continue its tradition of fine dining events, appearances by favorite Disney culinarians and top celebrity chefs, and a slate of concerts from favorite bands of the last few decades.

        Related Links:
         -- Early Booking for Select Groups Starts June 12 at 9 a.m. (Eastern)!
         -- 2018 Food and Wine Festival Signature Events Booking June 14!

 

Wine Bar George to Host Wine Tastings June 8-9Wine Bar George to Host Wine Tastings June 8-9
June 06, 2018
Wine Bar George will host two rose tastings led by Master Sommelier George Miliotes in celebration of National Rose Day. Learn to taste like a Master Sommelier in celebration of National Rose Day. Taste through six rose wines alongside cheese and charcuterie. Dates: June 8, 3:30 - 5 p.m. and June 9, 3:30 - 5 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. You can make reservations at eventbrite.com

 

Morimoto Asia Hosting Guest Chef Event June 24Morimoto Asia Hosting Guest Chef Event June 24
June 05, 2018
Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs will hold Pigs + Pints, the second in its guest chef series, on June 24 from noon to 3 p.m. The event will feature James and Julie Petrakis of neighboring restaurant The Polite Pig. Award-winning chefs from both restaurants will present a selection of pan-Asian and Southern-inspired dishes on the second floor and outdoor patio at Morimoto Asia. Food and beverage stations will offer dishes including pork cheek tamales, Florida peach glazed pork belly satay with spicy peanut sauce, Dim Sum Dogs (gyoza sausage with fried bao bun), Pork Skirt Steak Yakiniku Tacos and house-cured charcuterie. There will also be a whole roasted pig that will be sliced and served. Guests will have the opportunity to meet representatives from Frog Song Organics and Palmetto Creek Farms, along with reps from local breweries including Cask and Larder, Coppertail, Crooked Can Brewing Co., Red Cypress and Red Light Red Light. Price for the event is $55 for adults, $25 for ages 12 and under. Read more about the event or book your place at Morimoto's official website.