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Grand Avenue Details Announced; Muppets Theater RenamedGrand Avenue Details Announced; Muppets Theater Renamed
August 18, 2017
Disney is re-imagining Muppets Courtyard and part of the former Streets of America in Disney's Hollywood Studios, transforming it into Grand Avenue. As part of the process, Muppets Theater has been renamed Grand Arts Theatre. The new area, which will include BaseLine Tap House, will open to guests in Fall 2017.

 

Fantasmic! Dessert and VIP Viewing Now Available!Fantasmic! Dessert and VIP Viewing Now Available!
August 18, 2017
The new Fantasmic! Dessert and VIP Viewing Experience allows you to take advantage of a reserved seating area for the nightly show Fantasmic!, while enjoying a special assortment of snacks. Cost is $39 adults/$19 children.

 

Bubbles and Brunch Event On Sale NowBubbles and Brunch Event On Sale Now
August 17, 2017
Bubbles abd Brunch, a casual, cocktail-style event will take place in Morimoto Asia's Forbidden Lounge on Sunday August 27 at noon. The menu, created by Executive Chef Yuhi Fujinaga, will include modern Pan-Asian inspired brunch dishes paired with a variety of vintage Moet champagnes. Bubbles and Brunch tickets are $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and can be ordered online HERE.

 

Sprinkles Celebrates Eclipse with Special CupcakeSprinkles Celebrates Eclipse with Special Cupcake
August 17, 2017
To celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, Sprinkles, the cupcake bakery located at Disney Springs, is offering a special Black Velvet cupcake for three days only. Billed as their "deepest, darkest, most chocolatey cake" the cupcake is made with Dutch process black cocoa. Black Velvet is available while supplies last August 19-21, or you can pre-order HERE.

 

Rooftop Wine Dinner at Paddlefish on Aug 24Rooftop Wine Dinner at Paddlefish on Aug 24
August 16, 2017
Paddlefish at Disney Springs is featuring a four-course Rooftop Wine Dinner on August 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event, which highlights Old World wines paired with New World cuisine, cost $100/person and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-wine-dinner-tickets-36522798674

 

Sampler Platter Introduced at Satu'li CanteenSampler Platter Introduced at Satu'li Canteen
August 15, 2017
Satu'li Canteen has introduced the Satu'li Sampler Platter, which serves four and includes your choice of four different proteins, a sampling of each base and sauce, and four non-specialty beverages. The platter is only available after 5 p.m. and costs $75. Blogger Kristin Ford had the chance to try this new platter with her family and shares her impression HERE.

 

Two More Restaurants Offer Mobile OrderingTwo More Restaurants Offer Mobile Ordering
August 15, 2017
Mobile Ordering through the My Disney Experience app continues to expand by a few restaurants every week. It is now available for Backlot Express in Disney's Hollywood Studios and Liberty Inn in Epcot's World Showcase.

 

Orlando Magical Dining Month Part 1Orlando Magical Dining Month Part 1
August 08, 2017
It's that time of year again -- the time when a number of Orlando-area restaurants band together to offer patrons a chance to experience fine dining at a bargain price while benefiting a good cause, or causes.

 

Vegan Option Added to Landscapes of Flavor Breakfast MenuVegan Option Added to Landscapes of Flavor Breakfast Menu
August 06, 2017
The Landscapes of Flavor at the Art of Animation Resort now features a new, VEGAN breakfast option: Vegan Seitan Scramble - delicious plant-based saute of edamame, diced tofu, chipotle seitan, arugula, peppers, and onions for $7.49.

 

Two More Restaurants Now Offer Mobile OrderingTwo More Restaurants Now Offer Mobile Ordering
August 05, 2017
Mobile Ordering through the My Disney Experience app continues to expand by a few restaurants every week. It is now available for Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom and Electric Umbrella in Epcot's Future World.

 

Delicious Disney Chef Series Continues at Golden OakDelicious Disney Chef Series Continues at Golden Oak
August 04, 2017
Tables in Wonderland's 2017 Delicious Disney Chef Series continues with the August 16 event A Walk Around the World with Disney, featuring Director of Culinary Development Edwin Wronski and the Flavor Lab Team. The dinner will be held at Markham's at the Golden Oak Community at 6:30 p.m. and costs $249 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Tickets are available for purchase while supplies last. Tables in Wonderland discounts do not apply. All Delicious Disney reservations may be booked by calling 407.939.5773 daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

Tables in Wonderland Offering Increased Discount at Select RestaurantsTables in Wonderland Offering Increased Discount at Select Restaurants
August 03, 2017
For a limited time, Tables in Wonderland members can receive a 30 percent discount at the same Walt Disney World table-service restaurants offering the discount to Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members. This special discount is available through September 30, 2017, at the following restaurants, before 6:30 p.m. or after 8:30 p.m.: Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge; Jiko at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge; Citricos and the Grand Floridian Cafe at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa; Flying Fish at Disney's BoardWalk; The Wave of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort; Olivia's Cafe at Disney's Old Key West Resort; Boatwright's Dining Hall at Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside; The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa; and Captain's Grille at Disney's Yacht Club Resort (which is currently being served at Ariel's in the Beach Club Resort). The discount is valid on regular price food and beverages (excluding applicable tax and gratuity). Discounts cannot be combined and special events are excluded. The Tables in Wonderland 20 percent discount is available as usual between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. or other meal periods where available.

 

Two More Magic Kingdom Locations Offer Mobile OrderingTwo More Magic Kingdom Locations Offer Mobile Ordering
July 30, 2017
Mobile Ordering through the My Disney Experience app is now available for Pinocchio's Village Haus in Fantasyland and Pecos Bill's Tall Tale Cafe in Frontierland, both in the Magic Kingdom.

 

BaseLine Tap House Coming to Disney's Hollywood StudiosBaseLine Tap House Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios
July 27, 2017
Debuting this fall, the new Grand Avenue area at Disney's Hollywood Studios is being re-imagined by Walt Disney Imagineers to capture the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles, showing vintage office buildings and warehouses representing the different vibrant districts and cultures of the city. One prominent hot spot to spring up is the BaseLine Tap House, a cheerful corner pub specializing in beer and wines from California.

 

6th Annual Great Irish Hooley Takes the Stage at Raglan Road6th Annual Great Irish Hooley Takes the Stage at Raglan Road
July 26, 2017
The 6th Annual 'Great Irish Hooley' takes the stage Labor Day Weekend at Raglan Road in Disney Springs. Celebrating Irish song, dance, food and drink, the Great Irish Hooley kicks off performances beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, and continues each day and night through late Monday and into the wee hours. This year's Hooley entertainment headliners include: Elevation, a U2 tribute act; Lisa Canny Band, combining traditional Irish, RandB and Hip Hop; and Gary O'Meara Band, with a traditional Irish banjo player. In addition, the Raglan Road Irish Dancers and champion Irish dancer Ciaran Keating, Raglan Road's show choreographer, will host an entertaining event that traces the origins of Irish dance from earliest jigs and reels through contemporary times. The complete entertainment schedule will be posted at www.raglanroad.com and www.greatirishhooley.com closer to the event.

 

Dining Discounts Increased for DVC and AP MembersDining Discounts Increased for DVC and AP Members
July 26, 2017
For a limited time, Disney Vacation Club Members and Annual Passholders can receive a 30 percent discount at some of Walt Disney World's most popular table-service restaurants. This special discount is available through September 30, 2017, at the following restaurants, before 6:30 p.m. or after 8:30 p.m.: Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge; Jiko at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge; Citricos and the Grand Floridian Cafe at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa; Flying Fish at Disney's BoardWalk; The Wave of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort; Olivia's Cafe at Disney's Old Key West Resort; Boatwright's Dining Hall at Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside; The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa; and Captain's Grille at Disney's Yacht Club Resort (which is currently being served at Ariel's in the Beach Club Resort). Discounts cannot be combined, and alcoholic beverages are not eligible for discounts.

 

Mobile Ordering Now Available at Cosmic RaysMobile Ordering Now Available at Cosmic Rays
July 20, 2017
Mobile Ordering through the My Disney Experience app is now available for Cosmic Ray's in the Magic Kingdom.

 

New Experiences Coming to Disney around the GlobeNew Experiences Coming to Disney around the Globe
July 15, 2017
Today at D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced an extraordinary line-up of brand new attractions and experiences coming to its parks and resorts around the world as it continues to revolutionize the guest experience, starting from before guests even arrive for a Disney vacation to the many memories that last a lifetime.

        Related Links:
         -- D23 Expo Video Playlist
         -- "Minnie Van" Service Starts at Walt Disney World
         -- VIDEO: Changes at Epcot Announced
         -- Disney Skyliner, Minnie Vehicles to Transport Guests
         -- Disney Vacation Club Announces Disney Riviera Resort; New Skyway
         -- Disney Planning Three, Not Two, New Cruise Ships
         -- Space Restaurant Coming to Epcot
         -- D23 WDW Announcements: Recap by Deb Wills

 

Morimoto Asia to Host Inaugural Craft Beers and Bites Festival Morimoto Asia to Host Inaugural Craft Beers and Bites Festival
July 13, 2017
Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs will hold its inaugural Craft Beers and Bites Festival on July 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will feature eight Florida craft breweries, with individual food pairings prepared by Morimoto Asia Executive Chef Yuhi Fujinaga. The festival's $49.80 (tax included) price tag entitles you to unlimited beer and bites, with 100 percent of the profits benefiting Children's Home Society of Florida.

 

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival - BOOKING NOW!2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival - BOOKING NOW!
July 13, 2017
Details of the 22nd annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival were announced today. The 75-day event, which runs from August 31 to November 13 this year, will celebrate Epcot's 35th anniversary with a record number of Festival Marketplaces -- 35 -- as well as food and wine pairings, tasting events and premium dining experiences across the Walt Disney World Resort.

        Related Links:
         -- Epcot Food and Wine Festival Preview, Part 1
         -- Epcot Food and Wine Festival Preview, Part 2
         -- Culinary Demos, Beverage Seminars, Mix It Make It!
         -- Marketplace Menus for 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
         -- Special Ticketed Food and Wine Festival Events
         -- 2017 Eat to the Beat Concerts Announced!
         -- The Chew Returns to Food and Wine Festival; Launches Sweepstakes