April 2021 WDW Foodie Guide!

I am heading to Orlando for 2 weeks! I am excited to try ALL (well maybe not all) that April has to offer!!! Here is the April 2021 Foodie Guide!

Walt Disney World

While Disney theme parks celebrate all living things every day, during the upcoming celebration for Earth Month, our chefs and mixologists have created limited-time treats and sips inspired by wildlife and nature. And those cupcakes? Edible adorableness!

Restaurantosaurus, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (mobile order available)

  • Sea Turtle Cupcake – Graham cracker cupcake, key lime pie filling, and guava gelée with vanilla buttercream topped with a fruit snack sea turtle (available through April 5-29)

Restaurantosaurus Lounge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (mobile order available)

  • Crave the Wave Cocktail – Vodka, blue curaçao, lemonade, and lemon wheel (available through April 29)

Creature Comforts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • Honey Bee Cupcake – Orange cake, honey Bavarian filling, and honey frosting with white chocolate honeycomb (available through April 5-29)

Satu’li Canteen, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (mobile order available)

  • Kiwi Margarita – Kiwi flavoring beverage syrup with lime, sour, and tequila (available through April 29)

Isle of Java, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • Cotton Top Lagoon – Frozen blend of blue raspberry and lemonade topped with a wave of cotton candy (available through April 29)
  • Red Crowned Crane – Frozen Coke and frozen Cherry Coke topped with strawberry cotton candy with or without rum (available through April 29)

Flame Tree Barbecue, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

 (mobile order available)

  • The Loggerhead – Sour Apple Sprite with green sugar–rim, sour fruit snack worms, and a glow cube (available through April 29)
  • Flamingo Cupcake – Strawberry cake filled with strawberry compote, guava frosting, and strawberry crisp pearls topped with a sugar flamingo (available through April 5-29)

Thirsty River Bar, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • First Magnitude Draft: Honey Bee Citrus Blonde 2021 – Refreshing and balanced beer brewed with honey for a satisfying sweet finish and hint of orange zest (available April 18-24)
  • Yeti Sunset – Whiskey, strawberry, and lychee lemonade (available through April 29) 

Dawa Bar, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • Lion’s Fury – Jungle Juice and black cherry liqueur–infused bourbon whiskey with a cinnamon whiskey floater and a fiery glow cube (available through April 29)

Nomad Lounge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • First Magnitude Draft: Honey Bee Citrus Blonde 2021 – Refreshing and balanced beer brewed with honey for a satisfying sweet finish and hint of orange zest (available April 18-24)
  • Mother Earth – Gin and infused tea garnished with mint and lemon peel (available through April 29)

Dino-Bites Snacks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • First Magnitude Draft: Honey Bee Citrus Blonde 2021 – Refreshing and balanced beer brewed with honey for a satisfying sweet finish and hint of orange zest (available April 18-24)

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

 (mobile order available)

  • Earth Day Bee Hive Cake – Buttermilk-honey chiffon cake with crunchy almond mousse covered in toasted meringue (available April 6-22)

This refreshing float at Fife & Drum Tavern at EPCOT, inspired by the Disney and Pixar’s film “Soul.”

  • Half Note Float – Layered Fanta Strawberry, Minute Maid Lemonade, and Fanta Blue Raspberry slushy with vanilla ice cream and half note white chocolate garnish

The popular Olivia’s Café weekend brunch at Disney’s Old Key West Resort is back! Offered every Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can enjoy all the classic brunch entrées and specialty cocktails as well as Olivia’s signature Chicken and Waffles, Banana Bread French Toast, and Crab Cake-Eggs Benedict. Yum!

Disneyland Resort

Blue Bayou Restaurant in Disneyland park will soon offer new beverage options that elevate the culinary experience. This guest-favorite spot will open after the theme parks reopen, and we’ll share that date as soon as we can. The enhanced offerings fit right in with the story and spirit of the Blue Bayou and reflect what many of our guests have requested.

The new additions will complement the menu and theme of the restaurant, with beverages such as wine, beer, and a specialty Hurricane Cocktail – a New Orleans staple! Or, you may want to try the new celebration sparkling wine package. Soon, you’ll be able to pair them with the restaurant’s delicious menu items, like the popular Surf and Turf. Also, keep an eye out for new, seasonal takes on our Mint Julep non-alcoholic beverage. Stay tuned for more on Blue Bayou.

Blue Bayou Restaurant in Disneyland park will soon offer new beverage options that elevate the culinary experience. This guest-favorite spot will open after the theme parks reopen, and we’ll share that date as soon as we can. The enhanced offerings fit right in with the story and spirit of the Blue Bayou and reflect what many of our guests have requested.

The new additions will complement the menu and theme of the restaurant, with beverages such as wine, beer, and a specialty Hurricane Cocktail – a New Orleans staple! Or, you may want to try the new celebration sparkling wine package. Soon, you’ll be able to pair them with the restaurant’s delicious menu items, like the popular Surf and Turf. Also, keep an eye out for new, seasonal takes on our Mint Julep non-alcoholic beverage. Stay tuned for more on Blue Bayou.

Ballast Point at Downtown Disney District is celebrating Earth Day with a special limited-time linguini dish served with their delicious house-made kale and walnut pesto.

  • Linguini and Kale Pesto Salad – Linguini, house-made kale and walnut pesto, sun dried tomato, arugula, and pecorino with lemon zest (available April 22-25)

For a limited-time, the Le Frenchy Sandwich is back on the menu at Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney District and Disney Springs. Stop in and order while you can!

  • Le Frenchy Sandwich – Smoked ham, brie, and mustard sauce on Earl of Sandwich signature artisan bread

The Cereal-sly Delicious Series 2021 at Salt & Straw brings back childhood memories of lazing on the sofa watching cartoon marathons on Saturday and spooning up giant bowls of cereal. Oh, those simpler times!

  • Pots of Gold & Rainbows – Whole-grain cereal in cream for that bottom-of-the-bowl sweetened milk before stirring in mountains of rainbow ‘mallows 
  • OffLimits’ Dash Cold Brew Cocoa Crisps – Coffee and dessert all at once with this cold brew ice cream swirled with malty fudge and coffee and cocoa spheres enveloped in salty chocolate bark 
  • Peanut Butter Captain Munch – Dairy-free, starchy oat ice cream with peanut butter-coated cereal clusters and peanut butter swirl
  • Snap ‘N Crackle Marshmallow Treats – Brown butter treats pressed and toasted with marshmallow into a lacy Florentine in a rich, malty graham ice cream
  • Cornflake Cookies w/ Marionberry Jam – Swirls of housemade marionberry jam with malty cereal-flecked ice cream and crumbled brown butter sugar cookies 

These Disney Parks reusable bamboo utensils are a must-have for waste-free snacking and will be available at select locations in the spring – while supplies last. This cutlery set comes with a handy travel pouch and clip – so your utensils are always at the ready!

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#DisneyMagicMoments: Cooking Up the Magic – Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Today is National Grilled Cheese Day … one of my favorite days of the year! Last year, we shared the insanely delicious Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich from Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land on Disney Parks Blog. This year, we are again celebrating and sharing another ooey, gooey sandwich recipe, this one from ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

Our chefs have taken the grilled cheese to the next level and created a cheesy, melty sandwich with just a hint of heat from the buffalo sauce. This sandwich has the perfect combo of buffalo chicken, Monterey Jack, provolone, cheddar, and cream cheese between grilled sourdough. If you want the full ABC Commissary experience, serve this sandwich with steak fries or an arugula-farro salad, and have a side of extra buffalo sauce at the ready. Or go old-school with a steaming bowl of tomato soup for dipping. Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

BUFFALO CHICKEN GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH from ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Serves 4

BUFFALO CHICKEN FILLING

  • 1 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup buffalo hot sauce, plus more, to taste
  • 2 cups shredded chicken

BUFFALO CHICKEN GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

  • 8 large slices sourdough bread
  • 8 slices non-smoked provolone cheese
  • Buffalo chicken filling
  • 8 tablespoons mayonnaise

FOR BUFFALO CHICKEN FILLING:

  1. Combine cream cheese, Monterey jack cheese, and cheddar cheese in a large bowl. Beat with a hand mixer on medium speed until combined. Add hot sauce and beat until incorporated.
  2. Add chicken and beat for 30 seconds. Add additional buffalo hot sauce, if desired.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.

FOR BUFFALO CHICKEN GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Place 4 slices of sourdough bread on a large cutting board and top each with one slices of provolone cheese. Evenly divide buffalo chicken filling among the 4 sandwiches. Top with remaining slices of provolone and bread.
  3. Spread 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on both sides of each sandwich.
  4. Cook on preheated skillet for 1-2 minutes per side, until desired doneness.

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Field Notes: Rainbow Reef at Disney’s Aulani Resort Helps Us Understand the Importance of Marine Life

Taking care of our planet is a privilege we all share, and it’s something we commit to in a very magical way at Disney. Ever wonder what keeps the butterflies flitting and the grasses growing at our parks and resorts?

I’m excited to introduce you to a new series, Field Notes, where we’ll pay a visit to several destinations around the world and look at the unique ways our cast members harness the ingenuity within our parks to help better the world outside of them. From environmental programs that reduce our carbon footprint, to guest experiences that seek to educate and inspire, our cast members show us the ways they show up to take better care of the world the we share.

In today’s episode, we explore the wonders of Rainbow Reef at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. At Rainbow Reef, Aulani Animal Programs cast members educate guests about our fragile coral reefs and the importance they play in sustaining diverse marine habitats, which in turn sustain a healthy planet. We checked in with Aquarist Eric about this cyclical connection we share with our oceans, and how Rainbow Reef helps nurture that relationship.

“If you experience nature, you start to understand it a little…and realize that what you do impacts all of it and all of us.” Mahalo and see you soon!

Name Announced for New Disney Hotel Opening in Japan: Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel

Tokyo Disney Resort has announced that its new Toy Story-themed hotel will be called Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel. With 595 guest rooms and 11 floors, the hotel’s exterior, entrance, lobby and other areas will bring to life the world of toys based on the Academy Award-winning Disney and Pixar “Toy Story” films. This will be the fifth Disney hotel to open in Japan but the first “moderate type” Disney hotel in the country, offering guests a new option between “deluxe type” and “value type” hotels. The hotel is situated directly in front of Bayside Station on the Disney Resort Line, providing guests easy access to both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea Parks. Can’t wait to check this one out!

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*Information and Photos from the Disney Parks Blog

Captain Minnie Mouse Takes the Helm of the Newest Disney Cruise Line Ship

Captain Minnie Mouse is already making wishes come true for our newest ship! Today we unveiled that this beloved character will come to life for the first time through whimsical artwork on the bow of the Disney Wish.

The bow’s elegant filigree art, a hallmark of Disney Cruise Line vessels, includes an intricate scrollwork pattern reminiscent of the classic ocean liners of the 1930s. And the portrait of Captain Minnie on the Disney Wish adds just the right amount of Disney whimsy to the design!

The magic of Captain Minnie also came alive today as we reached a significant construction milestone for the Disney Wish marked by the traditional keel laying ceremony. During a ship’s construction, when the first block, or section of a ship, is lowered into the building dock, a newly minted coin is placed under the keel for good fortune. The coin created for the Disney Wish features none other than … you guessed it, Captain Minnie!

The newest captain (in her bold red jacket!) made her splash aboard our ships in 2019 as part of a collection of initiatives aiming to inspire the next generation of female leaders in the cruise industry. And with Captain Minnie at the helm of the Disney Wish, the hope is to continue inspiring girls and young women around the globe!

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Foodie Guide to St. Patrick’s Day at Disney Parks

Ready to celebrate the luck of the Irish and all things green at Disney? Well, you ARE in luck because our Disney chefs and beverage managers have created some fun and tasty limited-time offerings in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. You may not be Irish by birthright, but we welcome you to join us in the spirit of this festive Irish celebration which, happily, food and drink is an integral part!

Check out our Foodie Guide to St. Patrick’s Day at Disney Parks. Sláinte!

Disneyland Resort

Trolley Treats, Disney California Adventure Park

Marceline’s Confectionery, Downtown Disney District

  • St. Patrick’s Mickey Apple – Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, marshmallow ears, enrobed in milk chocolate, colored white chocolate, and a green top hat (available Mar. 10-17)
  • Pot of Gold Apple – Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, dipped in dark chocolate, and embellished with yellow white chocolate and gold candy-coated milk chocolates, rainbow sour belt, and green chocolate shamrock (available Mar. 17)
  • Shamrock Krispy – Shamrock-shaped krispies dipped in green and white chocolate decorated with a yellow Mickey (available Mar. 7-17)
  • Mint Chocolate Cookie Marshmallow Wand – Mickey-shaped marshmallow dipped in mint milk chocolate, enrobed in chocolate cookie crumbles, and drizzled with green and white chocolate (available Mar. 10-17)

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express, Downtown Disney District

  • Mint Chocolate Chip Glazed Beignets – A sweet blend of chocolate chips and fresh mint with a “touch of the Irish” green sprinkles (available Mar. 15-21)

Uva Bar & Café, Downtown Disney District

  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Burger – Angus Beef patty resting on a bed of braised cabbage topped with Swiss cheese, sliced corned beef, and whole grain mustard a oli on a brioche bun served with garlic fries (available Mar. 17)
  • Irish Nachos – French fries topped with corned beef, Guinness beer cheese, pico de gallo and spicy a oli (available Mar. 17)
  • Irish Libations (available Mar. 17)

Walt Disney World Resort

Amorette’s Patisserie, Disney Springs

  • Shamrock Cream Puff with Irish cream mousse and whiskey-caramel sauce (available Mar. 12-20)
  • Crème Brûlée – Matcha orange crème brûlée (available Mar. 12-20)

The Ganachery, Disney Springs

  • Irish Whiskey Chocolate Squares – Dark chocolate ganache infused with Irish whiskey (available Mar. 12-20)
  • Irish Cream Chocolate Ganache Squares – Milk chocolate ganache infused with Irish cream (available Mar. 12-20)
  • Leprechaun Mickey Piñata – Chocolate piñata filled with gold-dusted chocolate marshmallows (available Mar. 12-20)

D-Luxe Burger, Disney Springs

  • Dubliner Burger – Signature-blend beef patty topped with Dubliner cheddar, corned beef, shoestring fried onions, Irish stout barbecue sauce, lettuce, and grilled onions (available Mar. 1-31)
  • Irish Cream Milkshake – Vanilla gelato with Irish cream, caramel sauce, toasted marshmallow, and green sprinkles (available Mar. 1-31)

City Works Eatery & Pour House, Disney Springs

  • Corned Beef Reuben – Shaved corned beef, Champagne kraut, whiskey mustard, Irish stout onions, Gruyere, marble rye (available Mar. 10-17)
  • Shepherd’s Pie – Stout-braised ground beef, peas, carrots, onions, shredded cabbage, potato purée (available Mar. 10-17)
  • Irish Libations (available Mar. 10-17) 

Vivoli il Gelato, Disney Springs

  • St. Patrick’s Affagato – Your choice of gelato, matcha tea, and whipped cream (available through Mar. 31)
  • Green Velvet Cake Shake: Cake batter gelato, green velvet cake, milk, whipped cream and cannoli filling (available through Mar. 31)

eSake, Disney Springs

  • Peppermint Patty – Slush with mint, lemonade, and blue curaçao syrup served with whipped cream and peppermint bark topping. Available alcoholic and non-alcoholic  (available Mar. 5-31)

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, Disney Springs

  • Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival – Unplugged! Think more acoustic than electric. More intimate than boisterous. The same great live entertainment, with all bands imported from Ireland. The same delicious Irish food and drink. Visit www.raglanroad.com for reservations. (Mar. 17)

Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Isle of Java, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Irish Coffee with Irish whiskey, Joffrey’s Coffee, whipped cream, and shamrock sprinkles (available Mar. 12-17)

Creature Comforts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom 

Restaurantosaurus, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree Barbecue, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake – Chocolate with mint ganache filling, vanilla frosting, and chocolate shamrock (available Mar. 2-17)

Nomad Lounge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Trio – Madeline rainbow cake, cream liqueur-coffee panna cotta, and vanilla chiffon cake pop with whiskey-caramel ganache (available Mar. 17-20)

Restaurantosaurus, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Reuben Totchos – Crispy tater tots loaded with nacho cheese, sautéed corned beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, and crunchy rye croutons (available Mar. 12-17)

Dino-Bite Snacks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Ice Cream Sandwich – Mint Ice cream between double chocolate-chip cookies rolled in shamrock sprinkles (available Mar. 1-17)

Creature Comforts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Mickey Colossal Cinnamon Roll – Green icing drizzle on Mickey Colossal Cinnamon Roll (available Mar. 17)

Landscape of Flavors, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Everything Pop Shopping and Dining, Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Luck of the Green – Chocolate cupcake filled with mint crème topped with vanilla buttercream and shamrock sprinkles (available Mar. 15-18)

Dahlia Lounge, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Three Bridges Bar & Grill, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • St. Paddy’s Dessert – Irish cream mousse filled pâte à choux with pistachio cream and a chocolate shamrock (available Mar. 17-20)

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

  • Luck of the Irish Coffee Panna Cotta – Chocolate coffee mousse, Irish cream-Irish whiskey panna cotta, and vanilla cream topped with a shamrock cookie (available Feb. 22- Mar. 17)

Goods to Go, Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • Key Lime Tart with graham cracker crust, key lime custard, and shamrock garnishes (available Mar. 8-18)

The Artist Palette, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • Irish Car Bundt – Irish stout Bundt cake with Irish cream mousse and Irish whiskey caramel (available Mar. 8-18)

Wind & Waves Market, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

  • Shamrock Whoopie Pie – Green tea cake with gold citrus crème filling (available Mar. 12-20)

Roaring Fork, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • St. Patrick Cupcake – Green velvet cupcake with cream cheese icing decorated with Chip  ‘N Dale and shamrocks (available Mar. 17)

Beach Club Marketplace, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort

The Market at Ale & Compass, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort

  • Irish Cream Mousse Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake topped with Irish cream mousse dome and chocolate crisp pearls (available Mar. 10-18)

*All information and Photos are from Disney Parks Blog!

Foodie Guide to 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Opening Mar. 3

The freshest flavors of spring – on the plate and in the glass – are showcased at Taste of EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, Mar. 3 through Jul. 5, 2021.

This Foodie Guide lists all the sweet and savory bites as well as refreshing sips at the over 20 festival-exclusive Outdoor Kitchens. The newest Outdoor Kitchens are the EPCOT Sunshine Griddle offering delicious brunch items, and EPCOT Farmers Feast, where a rotating seasonal menu will offer the finest local ingredients through the festival. And check out the new Orange Bird sipper – how is it possible he is even more adorable this year?

Returning is the Garden Graze, a fun food stroll highlighting five delicious offerings at the festival – all listed in the Festival Passport. Upon your Garden Graze purchase, you will receive a stamp for your Festival Passport. Once you’ve collected all five stamps, bring your Festival Passport to Pineapple Promenade Outdoor Kitchen to receive a complimentary prize exclusive to the festival. Complete the Garden Graze at your leisure, and you can even bring back your stamped Festival Passport to EPCOT at any time during the festival to complete your Garden Graze.

Also new for this year’s festival are some tasty musical morsels for your ears! Each weekend, you can enjoy a series of concerts featuring local bands from Orlando, also known as the “City Beautiful.” Friday through Monday evenings, these “City Beautiful” bands will take the stage at America Gardens Theatre to perform popular songs of yesterday and today.

We have listed all the fantastic new offerings in this Foodie Guide so you can map out your “not to miss” new and returning favorites for when you visit. Have fun planning your festival foodie itinerary – come hungry!

Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth (Future World West)

Food Items:

  • Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream and Red Pepper Coulis (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze).
  • Seared Verlasso Salmon with Farro Risotto and Micro Herbs.
  • Strawberry Mousse with Chocolate Crisp Pearls.

Beverages:

  • Blood Orange Agua Fresca (non-alcoholic).
  • Cookie Butter Worms and Dirt (non-alcoholic).

EPCOT Sunshine Griddle (Future World East)

Food Items:

  • Avocado Toast with Marinated Toybox Tomatoes and Fresh Goat Cheese on Toasted Ciabatta (new).
  • Shrimp and Grits: Blackened Shrimp and Cheddar Cheese Grits with Brown Gravy and Sweet Corn Salsa.
  • Corned Beef Brisket Hash with House-made Potato Barrels, Onions, Peppers, Cheese Curds, and a Soft-poached Egg with Tabasco Hollandaise (new).
  • Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Bacon (new).

Beverages:

  • Froot Loops Shake (non-alcoholic; new).
  • Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with Milk, Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur, and Vanilla Vodka (new).

The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with Jalapeños, Bacon, and House-made Whipped Honey Butter (gluten/wheat-friendly; new).
  • Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread with Whipped Honey-Ricotta Cheese, Marinated Vegetables, and Purple Haze Lavender Goat Cheese (new).
  • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Whipped Cream, Whipped Honey, Crystalized Honey, Honeycomb, Dehydrated Honey, and Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses.

Beverages:

  • Honey-Peach Freeze in a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic).
  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Honey Bee Citrus Blonde Ale, Gainesville, Fla. (new).
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Honey-Peach Freeze with Blueberry Vodka.

The Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Meyer Lemon-poached Lobster Salad with Grapefruit-Rosé Vinaigrette, Yuzu-marinated Hearts of Palm, and Avocado-Yuzu Panna Cotta (gluten/wheat friendly; new).
  • Citrus-braised Crispy Pork Belly with Kumquat and Carrot (new).
  • Citrus Shortcake: Orange Chiffon Cake, Lemon Curd, Mandarins, Whipped Cream, and Citrus Crumble.

Beverages:

  • Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic; new).
  • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale, Fort Pierce, Fla.
  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Lemon Hefeweizen, Gainesville, Fla.
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Hibiscus Lime Ale, Titusville, Fla. (new).
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy.
  • Beer Flight.

Refreshment Port (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers Poutine (plant-based; new).
  • Popsicle Trio: Honeydew, Raspberry-Mint, and Coconut-Lime (gluten/wheat friendly).

Beverages:

  • Starcut Ciders Cidre Colada Hard Cider, Bellaire, Mich. (new).
  • Cutwater Bloody Mary: Ultra-premium Vodka, All-natural Tomato Juice, and a dash of Spice (new).
  • Cutwater Whiskey Mule: Black Skimmer Bourbon with Ginger Beer, a hint of Lime, and Aromatic Bitters (new).

Pineapple Promenade (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips.
  • Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake.
  • DOLE Whip® (plant-based).

Beverages:

  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic).
  • DOLE Whip with Fanta® (non-alcoholic).
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Tropical Hefe Wheat Ale, St. Petersburg, Fla. (new).
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Fresh Pressed Wheat Ale with Mango, Pineapple, and Guava, Asheville, N.C. (new).
  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company Alo’hop IPA, Lexington, Ky. (new).
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, Fla.
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • DOLE Whip topped with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum.
  • Pineapple Beer Flight.

Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible Foods (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based).
  • Impossible Sausage and Kale Soup (plant-based; new).
  • Boneless Impossible Korean Short Rib with Cilantro-Lime Rice, Danmuji Slaw, and Kimchee Mayonnaise  (plant-based; Garden Graze; new).
  • Lavender Pot de Crème with Blueberry Cake, Pink Peppercorn, and Lime Whipped Cream (plant-based; new).

Beverages:

  • Twinings of London Energize Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea (non-alcoholic; new).
  • Parish Brewing Co. Bloom Hazy IPA, Broussard, La. (new).
  • Twinings of London Energize Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea with Hanger 1 Makrut Lime Vodka served in a Mason Jar (new).

Refreshment Outpost

Food Item:

  • Pineapple Skewer with Tajin Seasoning (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze).

Beverage:

  • Islamorada Beer Company Key Lime Hibiscus Ale, Ft. Pierce, Fla. (new).

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany)

Food Items:

  • Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze).
  • Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions, and Herb Sour Cream (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese.
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries.

Beverages:

  • M.I.A. Brewing Hugo, Doral, Fla.
  • Bitburger Premium Pils, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
  • Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone, Salzburg, Austria.
  • Apfelschaumwein: Sparkling Wine and Apple Liqueur.
  • Beer Flight.

Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)

Food Items:

  • Crawfish Étouffée with Andouille Sausage and Dirty Rice (new).
  • Cajun-style Roasted Oysters.
  • House-made Boudin Two Ways with Spicy Mustard.
  • Pecan Cake with Maple Whipped Cream.
  • Pecan Praline.

Beverages:

  • Bayou Cocktail: Bayou Spiced Rum, Coconut Rum, Fruit Punch, and Minute Maid Orange Juice (new).
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Orange Coriander Wheat Ale, Tampa, Fla. (new).
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Day Light American Light Ale, Asheville, N.C. (new).
  • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA, Broussard, La.
  • Beer Flight.

Funnel Cake (American Adventure)

  • Mini Funnel Cake topped with Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream, Blueberries, and Powdered Sugar.

Taste of Marrakesh (Morocco)

Food Items:

  • Moroccan Seafood Couscous with Shrimp, Mussels, Olives, Preserved Lemons, and Anchovy Breadcrumbs (new).
  • Shakshuka: Moroccan Baked Eggs in a Spiced Eggplant and Tomato Stew (new).
  • Lemon Magdalena Cake with Fig Compote and Sangria Gel (plant-based; Garden Graze; new).

Beverages:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company Pink Hibiscus Orange Wheat Ale, Doral, Fla. (new).
  • Maeloc Pineapple and Pear Hard Cider, Galicia, Spain (new).
  • Sangria.

La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)

Food Items:

  • Lamb Curry with Sweet Plantains and Rice (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut-Lime Sauce (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Tropical Mousse Cup: Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse, and a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple.

Beverages:

  • Tropical Freeze (non-alcoholic).
  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Hibiscus Guavacation Sour Beer, Orlando, Fla. (new).
  • Tropical Freeze with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum.

Festival Favorites (World Showplace)

Food Items:

  • Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, Feta, and Balsamic Reduction (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends and Smoked Pork Belly Slider with Garlic Sausage, Chorizo, Cheddar Fondue, and House-made Pickle.
  • Fried Green Tomatoes with Blue Crab-Fennel Salad, Remoulade, and Smoked Paprika Oil.
  • Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue.

Beverages:

  • Frozen Lemonade (non-alcoholic).
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Maple Bacon Stout, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Frozen Lemonade with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine.

EPCOT Farmers Feast (World Showplace)

Food Items – Rotating Menu 1:

  • Spring Onion Soup with Crispy Shallots and Micro Chive (new).
  • Duck Confit with Carrot Purée, Roasted Root Vegetables, Rainbow Chard, and Duck Jus (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Off the “Beet”en Path: Profiteroles with Red Beet Mousse, Golden Beet Pastry Cream, Whipped Goat Cheese Cream, and Candied Walnuts (new).

Beverages:

  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Watermelon Mint Wheat Ale, Tampa, Fla. (new).
  • Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring Islamorada Brewery & Distillery Hibiscus Gin (new).

Cider House (World Showplace)

Food Items:

  • House-made Potato and Cheddar Biscuit with Salmon Tartare.
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Whipped Cream.

Beverages:

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Pink Lemonade Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, Fla. (new).
  • Bold Rock Watermelon Hard Cider, Nellysford, Va. (new).
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Triple Jam Hard Cider, Armada, Mich. (new).
  • Samuel Smith Old Brewery Pure Brewed Organic Lager, Tadcaster, UK.
  • Snakebite: Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Triple Jam Hard Cider and Samuel Smith Old Brewery. Pure Brewed Organic Lager.
  • Cider Flight.

Northern Bloom (Canada)

Food Items:

  • Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple-wood-smoked Bacon (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, and Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables.
  • Griddled Maple Pound Cake with Warm Peach Compote and Sweet Corn Gelato.

Beverages:

  • Maple Popcorn Shake (non-alcoholic).
  • 81Bay Brewing Apricot with Maple Syrup, Tampa, Fla.
  • Collective Arts Brewing Blackberry Fruit Beer, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Goose Island Beer Company Lost Palate Hazy IPA with Mango and Cinnamon, Chicago, Ill. (new).
  • Maple Popcorn Shake with Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky.
  • Beer Flight.

Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

Food Items:

  • Tostada de Cochinita: Braised Pork on a Crispy Corn Tortilla with Black Beans topped with Pickled Onions, Mango-Habanero Relish, and Oregano (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Taco Vampiro: Braised Beef on a Corn Tortilla with Crispy Grilled Monterey Jack Cheese and Salsa Ranchera (gluten/wheat friendly).
  • Sope de Chorizo: Plant-based Ground Chorizo on Fried Corn Dough with Black Beans and Avocado Mousse (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based).

Beverages:

  • Passion Fruit Margarita: Corazón de Agave Blanco Tequila, Passion Fruit Purée, Lime Juice, Nixta Corn Liqueur, and a hint of smoke with a Hibiscus Flower Salt Rim.
  • The Garden Margarita: Ojo de Tigre Mezcal, Lettuce Juice, Ancho Reyes Chile Verde Liqueur, Lime Juice, Gracias a Dios Agave Gin, and a Sprig of Thyme.
  • Tulum Mexican Craft Beer with Floater: Artisanal Lager with Citrus notes made with Caribbean Seawater and served with an Elderflower Liqueur Floater.

Lotus House (China)

Food Items:

  • Papa Cakes: Potato Cakes filled with Shrimp and Water Chestnuts served with House-made Strawberry Sauce (new).
  • Bon Bon Chicken Skewer with Sesame and Peanut Sauce.
  • House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons.

Beverages:

  • “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Boba Pearls (non-alcoholic).
  • Jasmine Draft Beer.
  • Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk, and Boba.
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango Syrup, Orange Juice, and Soda Water.
  • Tang Dynasty: Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Gold, Light Rum, Strawberry Syrup, Piña Colada Mix, White Boba Pearls, and Soda Water (new).

Primavera Kitchen (Italy)

Food Items:

  • Margherita: Rustic Italian Flatbread with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella.
  • Arancini: Sweet Sausage Fried Risotto Balls with Pomodoro Sauce.
  • Traditional Sicilian Cannoli: Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange.

Beverages:

  • Peroni Pilsner.                                                                                       
  • Pinot Grigio.                                                                                         
  • Chianti.
  • Prosecco.                                                                      
  • Rosa Regale.
  • Moscato.                                                          
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco.
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon.       
  • Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila.

Hanami (Japan)

Food Items:

  • Frushi: Strawberry, Pineapple, and Cantaloupe wrapped in Sweet Rice and Pink Soy Wrap served with Whipped Cream, Drizzled Berry Sauce, and Toasted Coconut.
  • Shrimp and Crab with Spicy Mayonnaise and Cucumber Slices finished with Creamy Avocado and Violet Sauce (new).
  • Soy-glazed Pork Shank with Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Crispy Lotus Flower, Garlic Chips, and Green Onion.

Beverages:                                                                   

  • Sakura Zen Ale.
  • Pineapple Sake.
  • Blood Orange Sour with Fresh Mint (new).  

Fleur de Lys (France)

Food Items:

  • Tarte aux Oignons Caramélisés et Chèvre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a flaky Pastry Crust.
  • Canard Confit à l’Orange aux Gnocchi à la Parisienne: Braised Duck Confit à l’Orange with Parisian Gnocchi (new).
  • Macaron au Chocolate en Sucette: Large Chocolate Macaron Lollipop.
  • Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized Beignet filled with Vanilla Cream and Glazed with Caramel Fleur de Sel (new).

Beverages:

  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Draft Beer.
  • VeRy Raspberry: Rosé Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor.
  • Chardonnay, Le Vieux Manoir (new).
  • Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec Blend, Château Lorient (new).
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice. 

Joffrey’s

  • Future World East: Bloomin’ Berry: Frozen Lemon and Blackberry Syrup with a splash of Vodka (new).
  • Showcase Plaza: Citrus Sunrise: Frozen Lemon and Passion Fruit with Mandarin Vodka (new).
  • The American Adventure: Bubbly Brew: Jameson® Cold Brew Whiskey and Coffee with a splash of Coke® (new).
  • Canada: Spring Flurry: Frozen Lemon and Cinnamon Whiskey (new).

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Lunar New Year Greetings from Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai

“Happy Spring Festival!” Also referred to as Lunar New Year, the festival starts with the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar. Spring Festival is a special holiday which turns the page of the past lunar year and starts anew, with hope and new beginnings signaling a slate of celebrations.  

To help kick off the festivities, our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai have calligraphed a special message to all of you. Check it out:

The message reads: “Fortune Ox Brings Greetings for the New Year. Happy New Year!” This year falls in the second position of the Chinese Zodiac, making it the year of the Ox. You’ll notice that Clarabelle Cow treated us to a special appearance just for the occasion, wearing her new Lunar New Year costume debuted at Shanghai Disney Resort. Ever the gregarious gal, she’ll be popping up during the festival period to greet guests.

#DisneyMagicMoments: Cooking Up the Magic – Celebrate Lunar New Year With Recipe From Hong Kong Disneyland

Lunar New Year (also called Spring Festival) signals the coming of spring and the promise of hope and new beginnings. It is tradition to gather family and friends for Lo Hei (meaning “tossing up good fortune”) – a prosperity toss salad traditionally consisting of fresh fish, shredded vegetables, fried crackers, and plum sauce. 

Each Lo Hei ingredient has a special significance for the upcoming year, such as good fortune, eternal youth, prosperity, or strong ties with family and friends. Served on a large plate or platter, everyone joins in to toss and mix the ingredients while saying hopeful well-wishes out loud to herald in good luck. The higher the toss, the more prosperity it is purported to bring in the year ahead.

There are many interpretations of Lo Hei. Our talented chefs at Hong Kong Disneyland shared their version with ramen noodles, smoky salmon, briny abalone, prawns, and shredded vegetables with delicious sesame and chili-soy sauces.

Check out the full recipe below, and on behalf of our friends at Hong Kong Disneyland, and all our Disney Parks, we wish you a Happy Lunar New Year!

Lo Hei with Sesame and Chili-Soy Sauces from Hong Kong Disneyland
Serves 4

LO HEI

  • 1 medium (200 grams) seedless cucumber, julienne (1 1/4 cups)
  • 3 large (220 grams) carrots, julienne (1 cup)
  • 1 small (60 grams) Japanese turnip, julienne (2/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup (40 grams) thinly sliced seaweed of assorted colors
  • 6 ounces (160 grams) prawn with shell
  • 8 ounces (240 grams) ramen noodles
  • 12 ounces (360 grams) sliced smoked salmon
  • 5 ounces (160 grams) drained canned abalone (16 pieces)

CHILI-SOY SAUCE

  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon (4 grams) garlic paste
  • 1 small (4 grams) red chili pepper, julienne
  • 1/3 cup (75 milliliters) sweet soy sauce

TOPPINGS

  • 3/4 cup (175 milliliters) roasted bottled sesame salad dressing
  • 1 cup (60 grams) small rice crackers
  • 1/2 cup (40 grams) fried shallots

FOR LO HEI:

  1. Wash julienned cucumber, carrot, turnip, and seaweed in cold water. Drain and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Bring large pot of water to boil. Add prawn and cook for 5 minutes, until they turn pink and curl. Remove with slotted spoon and place in cold water. Drain, then remove shells. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Bring large pot of water to boil. Add ramen noodles and cook 5 minutes, until soft. Drain and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Fold sliced smoked salmon into rings. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Rinse canned abalone in cold water. Drain and refrigerate until ready to serve.

FOR CHILI-SOY SAUCE:

  1. Heat vegetable oil in small skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes, until hot. Add garlic paste and red chili pepper and sauté 5 minutes, until peppers are soft. Add soy sauce and remove from heat.
  2. Cool to room temperature before serving.

TO SERVE:

  1. Pour chili-soy sauce and roasted sesame dressing in separate small bowls.
  2.  Place shredded vegetables and noodles on the bottom of large plate. Top with prawn, smoked salmon, and abalone.
  3. Sprinkle with rice crackers and fried shallots. Drizzle with chili-soy sauce and roasted sesame salad dressing and toss to mix.

NoteAlways use caution when handling sharp objects and hot contents. Please supervise children who are helping or nearby. This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.

Click here for a print-at-home version of this recipe.

Ring in the Year of the Ox with Lunar New Year Global Gift Guide

For those who don’t know, Lunar New Year is an annual tradition celebrated around the world, celebrating the celestial journey of the sun and the moon toward another year. Each year is represented by a different animal that repeats every 12 years!

This year is the Year of the Ox and we are celebrating with a look at how you can join in on the festivities and enhance your Lunar New Year look with new products around the world:

No Lunar New Year would be complete without some festive outfits and accessories featuring favorite characters! Available at Walt Disney World Resort and the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort, the latest headband and spirit jersey featuring the vibrant color of Lunar New Year recently hit shelves along with other themed products.

And for those of you visiting the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort, take the celebration to the skies with this adorable balloon straight from Shanghai Disney Resort!

Available at shopDisney.com, Disney stores around the world, Walt Disney World Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort and the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort, dress up your Disney nuiMOs plush with adorable new outfits inspired by Lunar New Year with this elegant ensemble!

You can find Disney nuiMOs, Tsum Tsum plush, red envelopes and Chinese-style jackets at Kingdom Gifts in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and online at HongKongDisneyland.com for a local self-pick-up. I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with just about anything featuring ‘Olu Mel!

Over at Shanghai Disney Resort, the 2021 Spring Festival celebration brings not one, but two new merchandise collections! The 2021 Spring Festival Mickey and Friends Collection includes popular items like the Gelatoni fish hat, and an adorable Mickey family fortune set while the new Duffy and Friends Collection includes Spring Festival costumes featuring ornamental koi fish, longevity peaches, gold ingots and other traditional details!

For fans of Kate Spade, I bring good news! Kate Spade New York has collaborated with Disney to bring the iconic Clarabelle Cow and friends characters to life in an assortment of ready to wear handbags, small leather goods and accessories. The collection is now available in Kate Spade New York stores around the globe and online at katespade.com.

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