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Each day, from Monday through Thursday—at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. With the Epcot Food & Wine Festival Premium Package,
This one-of-a-kind special offer—available to all Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels—
Includes an in-room amenity that includes a select bottle of wine a festival wine glass and delicious chocolate truffles.
In addition, you’ll also receive a Premium Package Area credential that can be used for any one-week period—each day, Monday through Thursday—over the course of the Festival (food and beverage available for purchase).
In addition, you’ll also receive:
An Epcot International Food & Wine Festival-themed MagicBand.
A $50 Disney Gift Card* to start your discovery of sweet and savory dishes from more than 25 international and specialty marketplaces around World Showcase Promenade.
The tastes of the festival in special Premium Package Areas—10 concierge locations around World Showcase promenade that are open from [12:00] PM – [8:00] PM, Monday to Thursday. While you’re in these areas, runners can purchase items for you from select marketplaces and deliver them right to you. Or you can bring tasty treats from the marketplaces of your choosing into the area.
Epcot Food & Wine Festival – Late Nights LIVE! One admission to an extraordinary after-hours street party occurring every Thursday night during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival—from [9:45] PM – [1:00] AM, located between the United Kingdom Pavilion and World Showcase Plaza.
Each party includes 6 food and beverage items from select marketplaces, musical performances, entertainment and a live DJ!
This is the perfect way to create an unforgettable festival experience.
Epcot Food & Wine Festival Premium Package
$199 per person
In World Showcase, American Adventure’s Liberty Inn has 4 new dishes.
The Red, White and Blue Salad features field greens, Ocean Spray craisins, pecans, apples and blue cheese with a sherry vinaigrette ($7.99).
The burger gets an inspired makeover with “Surf and Turf” flavors: 1/3-pound Angus burger stacked with a house-made crab cake and spicy tartar sauce ($11.49).
Maryland Crab Cakes with a side of Old Bay fries ($10.99).
Louisiana-style Shrimp is served in a creamy Cajun tomato broth with roasted green peppers and onions and served over hot rice ($9.99).
In Future World, the popular Electric Umbrella adds a
French Dip Burger – a hefty 1/3-pound Angus burger topped with beef brisket, crispy onions and Muenster cheese ($10.99).
The Sausage and Pepper Sandwich is another generous meal with slowly-stewed Italian sausage, peppers, onions, tomatoes and Provolone cheese ($9.49).
The lighter Veggie Naan Wich features broccoli slaw and edamame with a drizzle of tofu wasabi dressing on warm naan bread ($9.49).
And for chocolate fans, there’s a new chocolate cupcake, just simple and sweet.
Guests at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort can participate in a new “Culinary Magic” experience hosted by Disney chefs.
Enjoy a variety of signature dishes which are paired with wine or craft beers in this unique dining experience. Disney chefs will demonstrate cooking techniques as they prepare the fresh dishes for participating Disney Vacation Club members.
All attendees will also receive a free gift to take home.
The event is held on select Tuesdays at Sonya’s restaurant from [2:00] to 3:30pm. Currently scheduled dates include October 7 & 21 and November 11 & 18, 2014. The cost is $42.85 per person which includes tax and gratuity.
Under the heading of “Culinary Magic”, Disney Vacation Club has announced a unique Thanksgiving Day meal option for its members.
Site of the meal is the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. From [3:00] – 5:00pm on Thursday November 27, diners will be treated to a buffet dinner featuring traditional holiday favorites. The menu includes “Carved Roasted Turkey Breast with Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Orange Relish”, “Honey Ham Steaks with Glazed Apples and Cherries” and a selection of holiday desserts.
A cash bar will be offered featuring the holiday-themed Caramel Apple Martini.
The price is $89.95 per adult (age 10+) and $49.95 per child which includes tax and tip. Reservations begin on October 1 and run though November 14, 2014. Contact Disney Vacation Club Member Services to book. Full payment is due at the time of booking.
Guests with existing Disney Dining reservations for Thanksgiving Day may cancel those plans without penalty when booking the Disney Vacation Club meal.
Disney Dining Plan entitlements may not be used and no discounts will apply to this meal. Note that the Tables in Wonderland program is blacked-out throughout Walt Disney World on Thanksgiving Day.
Disneyland France — You wait for one new Disney princess meet ‘n’ greet and then two come at once. Alongside Anna and Elsa from Frozen, making their first appearance at Disneyland Paris outside of the daily parade, the upcoming Disney’s Enchanted Christmas season will also see the premiere of fiery-haired Merida from Pixar’s Brave.
Confirmed in a French press release and on the official website, the 3 princesses will make their meet ‘n’ greet debuts at the resort from 9th November 2014.
Anna and Elsa will “hold court” at the Princess Pavilion in Fantasyland for the duration of the season.
Disney Frozen Anna and Elsa to meet Disneyland Paris guests this Christmas
Meanwhile, the hero of Pixar’s 2012 Oscar-winner Brave will finally make a surprise arrival in Paris. Taking the spot recently occupied by Tangled star Rapunzel next to Casey’s Corner and Liberty Arcade, Merida will meet guests for the first time.
Merida from Pixar film Brave at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
Though Brave has been featured in Disney Dreams! since 2013
In other Disney’s Enchanted Christmas news, the dazzling new Christmas Tree introduced last year will of course make a return along with the Magical Christmas Wishes illumination show and the special festive Disney Dreams! of Christmas spectacular.
Tokyo Disney Resort will begin their annual holiday celebration on November 7, with special events, entertainment and more taking place at both Tokyo Disneyland Park and Tokyo DisneySea.
At Tokyo Disneyland Park, guests will be able to enjoy Disney’s Santa Village Parade, in which Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters help Santa Claus prepare for the holiday. The park will also feature special seasonal photo locations, holiday decor and more.
At Tokyo DisneySea, guests will be able to enjoy a Colors of Christmas holiday tree display and lights around Mediterranean Harbor. Guests visiting the Lost River Delta can enjoy Fiesta de la Luz (“Festival of Lights”) – a holiday lantern display. Over at the American Waterfront, Snow Crystal Illumination will light up the area with white lights. Mickey and friends will also appear at Waterfront Park for performances of “Holiday Greeting from Seven Ports,” and they’ll also take part in a brand-new show called “Colorful Holiday Greeting.”
The holiday celebration will run through December 25, 2014.
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And now some Disneyland news from Randy Crane at Faith and the magic kingdom dot com. Big opening news this week! The Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland park reopened September 27, following an extended refurbishment. Many of the attraction’s scenes, rockwork and coral have been refreshed and repainted; as a result, guests will see a more colorful and vibrant underwater experience than ever before.
Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 27 th this year and restaurants at the Disneyland Resort are serving turkey along with other seasonal sides, from cranberry relish to pumpkin pie and maple bacon funnel cake. Special menus, will be at Carnation Café, Plaza Inn, the Blue Bayou, French Market, River Belle Terrace, Café Orleans, and Rancho del Zocalo, and special dessert items at Carnation Café, Village Haus Restaurant, River Belle Terrace and Café Orleans. At DCA the Thanksgiving menus are going to be at Ariel’s Grotto, Flo’s V-8 Café, and Wine Country Trattoria. Special desserts and treats will be at Boudin Bakery, Pacific Wharf Café, Mortimer’s Market, Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta, Wine Country Trattoria, Flo’s V-8 Café, and Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta. The restaurants in the Disney-owned hotels will also have special menus. For the table-service restaurants, Thanksgiving reservations are already being taken except for reservations for Disneyland Hotel dinner — will be available beginning October 8.
Finally, apparently the Disneyland’s Facilities department felt bad about us having so many more benches than WDW, and how much Tony dislikes that. Over the past couple of weeks, the Sleeping Beauty castle drawbridge has been rebuilt and some changes to the bridge leading up to it have been made. A rustic wooden fence and wrought iron bars have replaced the series of crisscrossing chains and shields. Along the bridge leading up to the drawbridge, workers have removed the seats in each of the six alcoves. Speculation is that the purpose of the changes is to prevent guests from slipping through the chains, or maybe to prevent falling over the bridge from atop the seats. Reports are coming in that Disneyland’s safety department has plans to add an eight-inch railing extension to the bridge. It’s worth noting that these supposed “safety improvements” are not in response to any known incident or inspections. Instead, they are reportedly voluntary to prevent what management may see as a liability.
Top 5 Fav live action films
- Herbie Movies
- The Love Bug 1966
- Herbie Rides Again (1974)
- Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
- Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
- The Apple Dumpling Gang
- Blank Check
- The Santa Claus
- National Treasure
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
- Mighty Ducks
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