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!

Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  They are a FULL Service AWARD WINNING Travel Agency!  Contact them TODAY!
Info@MadHatterAdv.com   or  1 – 844 – M – HATTER
*Information and Photos from the Disney Parks Blog

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).

With so many choices, you will need MORE than one trip to the festival!!!

For a FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE, contact our travel partner,

Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company for ALL your Travel NEEDS!

Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  They are a FULL Service AWARD WINNING Travel Agency!  Contact them TODAY!

Info@MadHatterAdv.com   or  1 – 844 – M – HATTER

*Information and Photos from the Disney Parks Blog

#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.

Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  They are a FULL Service AWARD WINNING Travel Agency!  Contact them TODAY!

Info@MadHatterAdv.com   or  1 – 844 – M – HATTER

Commemorating 20 Years at Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort

Disney California Adventure park opened on Feb. 8, 2001 – more than 45 years after Walt Disney opened his original theme park – as part of the largest expansion in Disneyland history at the time. Since then, the Disneyland Resort has become a world-class family destination with two theme parks, three hotels and the Downtown Disney District. 

For the past 20 years, guests at the Disneyland Resort have been captivated by the imagination, creativity and evolution of Disney California Adventure park. 

Today, while our beloved theme parks remain closed, we explore some of our favorite spots throughout the park, showing how “adventure is out there” – just waiting to be discovered.

We start by taking a step back in time, strolling down the idyllic Buena Vista Street. The boulevard depicts a typical Los Angeles neighborhood where a young Walt Disney lived and worked after arriving in Southern California in 1923.

Take a deep breath and soak in the great outdoors at Grizzly Peak. Once your moment of respite passes, think about braving Grizzly River Run, a one-stop destination for thrill-seeking rafters.

Peruse the boardwalk-inspired Paradise Gardens Park filled with retro-style fun. It’s even groovier at night!

Then, let’s enter the wonderful worlds of Pixar and discover four whimsical neighborhoods at Pixar Pier’s seaside waterfront—Incredibles Park, Toy Story Boardwalk, Pixar Promenade and Inside Out Headquarters. 

A favorite spot for foodies, eat your way through Pacific Wharf and enjoy the charming waterfront setting.

Slow down as you cruise through the vibrant Radiator Springs, taking in the majestic Ornament Valley and living the stories of your favorite “Cars” characters in Cars Land. No trip is complete without revving your engine on the high-octane Radiator Springs Racers!

It’s easy to feel like a star in Tinseltown when you step into the lights, cameras and action of Hollywood Land.

Looking ahead, Avengers Campus – an entirely new land dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of heroes – will open at a future top secret date.

Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  They are a FULL Service AWARD WINNING Travel Agency!  Contact them TODAY!

Info@MadHatterAdv.com   or  1 – 844 – M – HATTER

Foodie Guide to Valentine’s Season 2021 at Disney Parks

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and our chefs and candy makers from around the world have been busy creating fun and delicious offerings to celebrate this season of love.  

Disney has everything from adorable sweets you can grab on the go to romantic prix fixe meals with extra special touches to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We could not limit all this goodness of edible love to just one day so many of these offerings are available over multiple days. Check out all we have to offer. 

Happy Valentine’s Day – SWAK! 

Disneyland

Marceline’s Confectionery, Downtown Disney District (available Jan. 24 – Feb. 14)

Trolley Treats (available Jan. 24 – Feb. 14)

  • “Bee Mine” Apple – Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, enrobed in red chocolate, and decorated in white and dark chocolate with cute little chocolate bee.
  • Strawberry Cake Pop – Chocolate cake pop dipped in pink strawberry-flavored chocolate and drizzled with red chocolate.
  • Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Wand – Marshmallow wand dipped in caramel and dark chocolate then drizzled with red and pink chocolate.
  • Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberry – Long-stemmed strawberry dipped in dark chocolate and drizzled in white chocolate.
  • Milk Chocolate Swirl Strawberry – Long-stemmed strawberry swirled in milk, white, and dark chocolate.
  • White Chocolate Dipped Strawberry – Long-stemmed strawberry dipped in white chocolate and drizzled in dark chocolate. 
  • Pink Minnie Candy Apple – Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, coated in milk chocolate, and decorated with white chocolate, white candy-coated chocolates, glittery pink sugar, and a pink chocolate bow.
  • Tuxedo Strawberry (available Feb. 12,13, 14 only).

Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Springs

The Ganachery (available Jan. 31 – Feb. 14)

  • Sweetheart Minnie Piñata – Minnie Mouse dark chocolate sphere decorated with signature red bow and red heart-shaped dots filled with marshmallow treats.
  • Love Note Heart Piñatas – Chocolate heart filled with heart marshmallows adorned with sweet saying for your love (available Feb 11-14 only).
  • Strawberries and Champagne Ganache Squares – Dark chocolate melded with strawberries and Champagne. Whimsical Cinderella’s coach container (holds two ganache squares) available for purchase.
  • I Heart U Ganache Lollipop – Raspberry and dark chocolate ganache on a stick decorated with I Heart U.

Amorette’s Patisserie (available Feb. 7-14)

  • Dipped Strawberry Bouquet – Strawberry dipped in Guayaquil dark chocolate.
  • Love is in the Air Petit Cake – Pink velvet chiffon, strawberry mousse, chocolate chiffon, peanut butter filling, strawberry crisp pearls, and strawberry jelly.

Marketplace Snacks (available Feb. 1-28)

  • A Valentine Swirl – A swirl of DOLE Whip®  Strawberry and Chocolate Soft-Serve with Chocolate-dipped Strawberry Garnish.

Magic Kingdom Park

Main Street Bakery (available Feb. 12-14)

Various Carts (available Feb. 12-14)

  • Royal Majesty – Strawberry-flavored cake pop dipped in red chocolate and coated with sprinkles.

EPCOT

Biergarten Restaurant (available Feb. 14)

Traveler’s Café (available Feb. 14)

Garden Grill Restaurant  (available Feb. 14)

  • Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie – Sugar cookies with heart sprinkles.

Coral Reef Restaurant (available Feb. 14)

  • Red Velvet Cake with white chocolate cream cheese icing, raspberry coulis, and a chocolate strawberry truffle.

Le Cellier Steakhouse (available Feb. 14)

  • Red Velvet Chocolate Bar – Dark chocolate crémeux, red velvet cake, white chocolate-orange-flavored liqueur, and raspberry coulis.

Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, Masterpiece Kitchen Food Studio (available through Feb. 22)

  • Vanilla, rose water, and pistachio panna cotta.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Creature Comforts (available Feb. 2 – Mar. 1)

  • Valentine’s Brownie with Mousse Dome – Strawberry mousse atop a chocolate brownie with valentine heart sprinkles.
  • Valentine’s Cupcake – Chocolate cake, cherry filling, and vanilla frosting with a chocolate zebra-striped heart.

Restaurantosaurus Restaurant (available Feb. 2 – Mar. 1)

Flame Tree Barbecue (available Feb. 2 – Mar. 1)

  • Valentine’s Cupcake – Chocolate cake with milk chocolate, soft ganache filling, vanilla buttercream, and Simba and Nala chocolate coin.

Dino-Bite Snacks (available Feb. 2 – Mar. 1)

  • Valentine Ice Cream Sandwich – Strawberry ice cream between two chocolate cookies rolled in sprinkles.

Tiffins Restaurant (available Feb. 14)

  • Valentine’s Dessert – Chocolate-hazelnut mousse, pistachio cookie, berry coulis, pistachio sponge, chocolate ganache, and hazelnut liqueur-infused chocolate strawberry.

Nomad Lounge and Tiffins Restaurant (available Feb. 12-14)

  • Rose Rosé – Vodka, single estate rye, simple syrup, rose water, and rosé brut.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

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

Roaring Fork, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Contempo Café, Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Ale & Compass Marketplace, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

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

Capt. Cook’s, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

BoardWalk Bakery, Disney’s BoardWalk

P&J Southern Takeout, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Primo Piatto, Disney’s Riviera Resort

Available Feb. 11-15

  • Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Candy Cupcake – Cinnamon sponge cake filled with red cinnamon mousse topped with heart-shaped vanilla buttercream and Mickey & Minnie chocolate garnish.

Landscape of Flavors, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Everything POP Shopping & Dining, Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Centertown Market, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

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

Good’s Food To Go, Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Wind & Waves Market, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Available Feb. 11-15

  • Call Me Sweetheart – Chocolate cupcake filled with hazelnut cream topped with chocolate hazelnut and strawberry buttercream, white chocolate heart, and strawberry crisp pearls.

Valentine’s Day Celebration Wine Package (offered Feb. 11-14)

All Resort Locations Offering Mobile Order

  • A bottle (187ml) of sparkling wine and two squares of dark chocolate ganache with pink raspberry center served in Cinderella’s coach container. Conveniently available on mobile order.

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, Disney’s Riviera Resort 

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu (available Feb. 11-14)

  • Sparkling Wine Toast Included.
  • Choice of One Appetizer:
    • Gnocchi – Duck confit, pesto bianco, garden kale, and pinole.
    • Romaine Insalata – Ricotta, watercress, acciuga, lemon, and olio d’oliva.
  • Choice of One Entrée:
    • King Salmon – Artichoke risotto, sauce vierge, upland cress, and huile d’ olive.  
    • Filet Mignon – Truffle mashed potatoes, charred barbeque onions, fungi purée, and vinaigrette.
    • Rigatoni – Braised chicken sugo, chanterelles mushrooms, dandelion greens, broccolini, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. 
  • Choice of One Dessert:
    • Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake – Sea salt caramel center, chantilly, and raspberries.
    • Key-to-Your-Heart Dessert – Raspberry chèvre cheesecake, milk chocolate mousse, strawberry mousse heart, almond crumble, hibiscus meringues, and fresh strawberries.
  • Special wine pairings will be available.

Narcoossee’s, Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu (available Feb. 11-14)

  • Choice of One Appetizer:
    • Endive and Pear Salad with Gorgonzola, cherrywood-smoked bacon,
      and apple-maple vinaigrette.
    • Maine Lobster Bisque – Butter-poached lobster, coral, and chervil.
  • Choice of One Entrée:
    • Grass-fed Filet Mignon served with Yukon Gold mash, roasted carrots, cipollini onions, and red wine-oxtail reduction.
    • Pan-seared Georges Bank Day Boat Scallops served with Parisian-style gnocchi, peas, ham, and truffle-Meyer lemon cream.
  • Dessert:
    • Key-to-Your-Heart Dessert – Raspberry chèvre cheesecake, milk chocolate mousse, strawberry mousse heart, almond crumble, hibiscus meringues, and fresh strawberries.
  • Special wine pairings will be available.

California Grill, Disney Contemporary Resort 

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu (available Feb. 11-14)

  • Sparkling Wine Toast Included.
  • Choice of One Appetizer:
    • Plant City Strawberry Salad – Butter lettuce, strawberry variations, corn shortbread, and avocado. 
    • Braised Beef Short Rib Wontons with doenjang miso-cola-onion sauce, crispy garlic-chili oil, radish, and pickled lotus root. 
    • Yellowfin Tuna Sampler – Maki, Oshizushi, Nigiri, Tartare served with Wasabi, pickled ginger, dashi, crispy garlic, yuzu-gooseberry gel, soy gel, and tapioca-nori puff. 
  • Choice of One Entrée:
    • Jumbo Scallops served with herb basmati rice, lobster, cashew chutney, bok choy, baby shiitake, and kaffir lime-coconut nage. 
    • Oak-fired Wagyu Striploin served with potato-celeriac-apple pavé, leek fondue, and fig-onion demi.
    • Green Circle Chicken served with truffle-potato rostï, porcini cream, baby turnips, and roasted cipollini.
  • Dessert:
    • Key-to-Your-Heart Dessert – Raspberry chèvre cheesecake, milk chocolate mousse, strawberry mousse heart, almond crumble, hibiscus meringues, and fresh strawberries.
  • Special wine pairings will be available.

Hong Kong Disneyland

Dreamer’s Lookout, Disney Explorers Lodge (available Feb. 12-14)

  • Dreamer’s Lookout Chocolate Gift Box – Personalized Mickey and Minnie chocolate bonbons, Mickey dark chocolate truffle, and Minnie milk chocolate truffle.

Walt’s Café, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel (available Feb. 13-14)

  • Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner – Four-course menu with caviar, veal liver, halibut, scallop, and Spanish red prawn. Included are two glasses of Champagne and one Alex and Ani bracelet for that special someone.

Shanghai Disneyland

Royal Banquet Hall, Enchanted Storybook Castle (available Feb. 14)

Valentine’s Day Dinner Set Menu for Two:

  • Sparkling Wine Toast Included.
  • Appetizer: Antipasto Misto.
  • Soup: Seafood Cioppino.
  • Entrée: Porterhouse Tagliata with Chianti Jus and Grilled Mixed Vegetables.
  • Dessert: Peach Mousse with Oolong Tea Jelly and Almond Joconde.
  • Valentine Gift: Three-Piece Chocolate Box. 

Aurora, Shanghai Disneyland Hotel (available Feb. 11-17)

Aurora Spring Festival Dinner for Two

  • Sparkling Wine Toast Included.
  • Appetizers: Blue Swimmer Crab Salad and Angus Australian Beef Tartare.
  • Soup: Lobster Soup with Scallop Dumpling.
  • Choice of One Entrée:
    • Beef Wellington.
    • Pan-seared Canadian Halibut.
  • Dessert: Coconut Rice Mango Roll with Coconut Rum Ice Cream.
  • For guests dining on Feb. 14, they will receive a small bouquet of flowers per table and enjoy a special wine pairing.

Tokyo Disney Resort

Blue Bayou Restaurant, Tokyo Disneyland (available through Mar. 29)

Chef’s Special Course

  • Appetizer: Selection of Seafood – Cajun Shrimp and Marinated Seafood.
  • Choice of One Entrée: 
    • Roast Beef with Light Gravy.
    • Grilled Chicken with Cream Sauce scented with Bourbon.
  • Choice of One Dessert:
    • Blackcurrant Mousse.
    • Chocolate Cake.

S.S. Columbia Dining Room, Tokyo DisneySea (available through Mar. 29)

Chef’s Special Set

  • Appetizer: Smoked Salmon and Barley with Marinated Scallop and Shrimp.
  • Choice of One Entrée:
    • Roast Beef with Tarragon Sauce.
    • Cod Meunière with White Wine Sauce.
    • Roast Beef and Baked Lobster Tail with Tarragon Sauce and White Wine Sauce.
    • Kuroge Wagyu Tenderloin Steak with Tarragon Sauce.
  • Dessert: Strawberry Verrine and Chocolate Cake.

For a FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE to visit on of the Disney Theme Parks, contact our travel partner,

Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company for ALL your Travel NEEDS!

Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  They are a FULL Service AWARD WINNING Travel Agency!  Contact them TODAY!

Info@MadHatterAdv.com   or  1 – 844 – M – HATTER

Ultimate Guide to Jurassic Park at Universal Orlando

Do YOU have a dinosaur lover in your home? We have the place for YOU!

Seeing a dinosaur on screen for the first time is a moment most of us will never forget.

Having a dinosaur in real life interrupt your photo op by attempting to bite your head is also a moment that most of us will never, ever forget AND is just one of the many unique experiences in Jurassic Park at Universal Orlando!

Years after the Jurassic Park 1993 film release, Universal Orlando Resort developed a dedicated land to these films in Islands of Adventure. It has everything — a river boat ride, the iconic Jeep, and, yes, dinosaur encounters!

With the recent news of the new, ridiculously thrilling roller-coaster, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, opening in Jurassic Park in summer 2021, we are officially counting the days until the new attraction opens. Best way to pass the time until the ride opens? Spend all of our time in Jurassic Park.

If stepping into the world of Jurassic Park in person is high on your must-do list, then consider this your travel guide for your upcoming visit.

WHERE TO STAY

Let’s be clear, any Universal Orlando Resort hotel option is going to be a phenomenal stay with plenty of theme-park perks. But If you want the ULTIMATE Jurassic vacation, you gotta go with Loews Royal Pacific Resort and their Jurassic World Kids Suites! The second you open the paddock door, you have entered the world where Velociraptors, Pteranodons, and even the Indominus Rex roam.

I have 2 boys and we have stayed in this suite. It was a parenting WIN! My boys couldn’t stop thanking me and saying this was the BEST ROOM EVER!

WHAT TO DO

The moment you enter the iconic gates into the land you are surrounded by the jungle, immediately hear the iconic theme-song, and if you look down at the sidewalk you’ll notice our Universal Creative team left no stone unturned and no fossil imprint left un-included. Make your way through the land to take in all the sights and experiences from the films!

There is a lot to explore and a lot of tropical plants and foliage to set the tone for your adventure. Throughout the land you’ll stumble upon Jeeps for the perfect photo ops, shops, dining, and rides.

This attraction offers a scenic water boat tour where you can see a baby Stegosaurus and other ominous creatures in their natural habitats. It’s all peaceful enough until you encounter an unexpected guest and plummet 85 feet! Three things are pretty much guaranteed at this point: you will scream, you will get soaked, and you will have a blast on this combination of thrill and water ride.

With kids in the family, this is a must-do!! Located across from Jurassic Park River Adventure in Camp Jurassic, it allows two people (one has to be a child) at a time to fly above the land beneath the 10-ft wings of a Pteranodon! There is no better way to take in the sights of Jurassic Park and beyond.

What is Universal Orlando Resort if not an immersive playground for guests to experience first-hand the thrills of the worlds they love? Stop by Raptor Encounter and meet Blue from Jurassic World or our new baby Raptor, Sierra.

Slowly approach the dinosaurs for a quick photo moment (one of the best photo ops in the parks!).

Pro-tip: Try to be calm because she will sense your fear and she will feed off it.

Feeling ravenous as you explore? There are a few great dining spots that offer a variety of food options.

If burgers meet your fancy, head over to The Burger Digs, located in the top floor of the Discovery Center. It is known for burgers and soft serve milkshakes and we have the photo evidence to prove how good they are. (There are also dietary accommodations including a vegan cheeseburger platter.) The whole place is decked out in skeletal remains, so you’ll feel like a paleontologist on your lunch break at a research facility.

A little known secret that far too many people walk right past is The Watering Hole! You can find this spot located near the arch entrance to purchase some tasty beverages and incredible snacks — nachos, hotdogs, and churros. My favorite is the pulled-pork nachos, but you really can’t go wrong!

If you’re looking for something a little different than the burgers and pizza options above, then check out Thunder Falls Terrace. This restaurant offers an array of rotisserie chicken, BBQ ribs, smoked turkey legs, soups, salads, and more.

Thunder Falls Terrace is also another spot to cool off from the hot weather, hide from any roaming dinosaurs, and just enjoy the company of your group.

Take everything you think you know about theme park food-carts, throw it out the Jeep window, and try this dulce de leche churro. Natural Selections, right across from Jurassic Park River Adventure, is one of the best spots to fuel up in Jurassic Park. Every selection, including the delicious beef empanadas and papas rellenas, are walk-and-eat friendly so as to not slow down your prehistoric journey.

SOUVENIRS TO BRING HOME

Swing by the local shops for some souvenirs ranging from dinosaur toys to vintage-style shirts. Collect the items from two different stores available in the land, which include Dinostore and Jurassic Outfitters. 

There are many dinosaur items to purchase and you will want them all! With kids in the family, there are numerous dinosaur toys from small collectibles to stuffed animals.

Make sure to grab any and everything that features the iconic Jurassic Park or Jurassic World logos. The well-known design is on sweatshirts, mugs, posters, playing cards, and cell phone cases.

Are you ready to plan YOUR adventure? Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company can help!

Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  They are a FULL Service AWARD WINNING Travel Agency!  Contact them TODAY!

Info@MadHatterAdv.com   or  1 – 844 – M – HATTER

*Photos and information from Universal Parks Blog

7 Reasons to Be Excited for the Opening of Disney’s Blizzard Beach in March 2021

SPRING BREAK is right around the corner! Do you have plans? Why not head to Walt Disney World and check Blizzard Beach?!?!

The wait is finally over! Cast members will begin returning soon to prepare Disney’s Blizzard Beach for its scheduled reopening on March 7, 2021. First opened to the public on April 1, 1995, this spring will kick off Blizzard Beach’s 25th season. In honor of this exciting news – here are seven fun facts you may not have known about Disney’s wintry-themed water park.

1.Blizzard Beach has a special story all its own 

A ski resort in Florida? You heard that right! As the story goes, a legendary snowstorm in Florida prompted local opportunists to build a ski resort. When Florida’s climate returned to normal temperatures and the snow began to melt, Blizzard Beach was born.

2. Blizzard Beach is home to one of the fastest waterslides in the world

The ultimate water park thrill ride, Summit Plummet is a 120-foot-tall waterslide with a near-vertical drop. Guests accelerate up to 65 mph on the slide, making it one of the fastest attractions at Walt Disney World.

3. There’s no shortage of tasty treats

From churros to Mickey ice cream bars, you can discover many of your favorite snacks at the Disney Water Parks.  There are plenty of menu items to choose from, including these loaded nachos from Avalunch.

4. The first chairlift in Florida was built at Blizzard Beach

Want to know a Disney secret? This colorful chairlift, built to ferry guests to the top of Mount Gushmore, was the first of its kind in the state of Florida. The chairlift offers a scenic bird’s-eye view of Blizzard Beach and easy access to Summit Plummet, Slush Gusher and Teamboat Springs.

5. There’s a full-service beach bar serving Blizzard Beach-inspired cocktails

Piña CoLAVA anyone? How about a Blue Blizzard Margarita? The Polar Pub serves as Blizzard Beach’s own full-service beach bar and offers specialty cocktails inspired by the park’s stories.

6. Cross Country Creek is one of the longest lazy rivers in the U.S.A.

At 3,000 feet, Cross Country Creek ranks among the longest lazy rivers in the country. It takes between 20 and 30 minutes to complete one journey around the waterway – depending, of course, on how lazy you want to be!

7. Teamboat Springs is one of the world’s longest family whitewater raft ride

One of the world’s longest family whitewater raft ride is none other than Teamboat Springs at Blizzard Beach. Along the winding rapids of Teamboat Springs, guests encounter remnants of the fabled snowstorm in the form of snowshoes, snow shovels, melting icicles and a snow mobile.

What are you waiting for? Start your COUNTDOWN to fun TODAY!!!!
Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company can assist with ALL your travel needs!!!

Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  They are a FULL Service AWARD WINNING Travel Agency!  Contact them TODAY!

Info@MadHatterAdv.com   or  1 – 844 – M – HATTER

Sweet Finds for Your Valentine at Disney Springs

Its February already and Valentines days is right around the corner! There’s no wrong way to celebrate and with shopping and sweet treats, the possibilities for a perfect Valentine’s Day are endless at Disney Springs.

If you’re in need of some gift ideas, here is a list of sweet shopping spots you can’t miss. Have you seen the new Disney nuiMOs collection and Minnie’s new park-ready dress with a matching mini backpack by Loungefly that debuted on Feb. 1.

Spread the love from Pandora Jewelry with adorable Mickey and Minnie bracelet charms and rings. At ALEX AND ANI, discover vibrant new bangles and stackable sets that fill their hearts with joy. If bold colors and personalized pieces are more their thing, stop by Rustic Cuff for engravable jewelry and colorful cuffs, bangles, beads, and more.

Don’t forget to add these destinations to your shopping list:

  • Basin – Love is definitely in the air with the sweet aromas of fruits and flowers in adorable bath bombs and soaps. New this year are “Be Mine” Bath Bombs topped with a conversation heart and Love Bath Bombs featuring red and pink sea salts for a little extra relaxation. 
  • Kate Spade New York – Hold your love letters and things close to your heart in Kate Spade’s new Valentine’s collection. Or rock your dots with the latest Kate Spade x Disney Parks Collection featuring classic silhouettes with Minnie Mouse’s iconic look.  
  • Lilly Pulitzer – Share your love of Lilly with those you love and enjoy gifts with purchase Feb. 5-7, 2021. Receive a hair pin with every $75 spend, a pair of bamboo earrings with every $150 spend and a printed jewelry box with every $300 spend while supplies last. 
  • Lovepop – Turn your Valentine’s Day card into something more with a beautiful 3D card design from Lovepop. New designs from Star Wars are available this year including our favorite child from “The Mandalorian” and don’t miss their beautiful paper flower bouquets that make a lasting impression.  
  • Sugarboo & Co. – Say “I love you” with adorable home décor, cards, artwork and more with new arrivals at Sugarboo & Co.  
  • Sunglass Icon – Is your sweetie the ultimate Disney fan? Surprise them with the newest Ray-Ban x Disney sunglasses.  
  • UGG – The Lunar New Year Collection has all the Valentine’s vibes with its blossom embroidery and pastel pink colors. This collection includes everything from boots and slippers, to backpacks and wallets.
  • Vera Bradley – Fall in love with the new Sweet Hearts pattern featured your favorite bag styles along with cozy robes and blankets.  

If you’re looking for an incredible dinner for two or a sweet snack to share with your pal, make plans to dine at these locations who are offering a little something special to celebrate your loved one.

  • Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew – From Feb. 12-14, indulge with a heart-shaped donut crowned with sweet cream and heart-shaped sprinkles.  
  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Soda Fountain – Enjoy a delicious Ghirardelli sundae with “buy one, get one” half off on all sundaes from Feb. 5-14, 2021. (Limit one per person, cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.)  
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea – Treat your valentine to a coffee date with the Fairytale Love Latte featuring espresso, milk, dark chocolate sauce, caramel and coconut syrups. Plus, pick up a seasonal gift set as a take-home treat while supplies last. 
  • Paddlefish – On Valentine’s Day, enjoy the Chef’s Special Seafood Boil for Two featuring Maine Lobster, Key West Shrimp, Cedar Key Littlenecks, Corn Bread, Red Potatoes, and Sweet Corn for $89 per couple. (Add a bottle Sparkling Cava for $30.) No discounts or substitutions.
  • Planet Hollywood – From Feb. 12-14, enjoy a Valentine’s prix fixe special for $34.95 featuring your choice of House or Caesar Salad, Roasted Prime Rib or Grouper and New York Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce. (Add on Champagne for $6 a glass or $18 per bottle.)
  • Jaleo by José Andrés – Celebrate and enjoy a taste of Spain with the Chef’s Tasting Experience For Two plus decadent specials on Valentine’s Day for $95 per person. Special menu additions for the evening include seared scallops, fried shrimp, pork ‘canelones’ with béchamel sauce and berry soup with cheese ice cream.
  • Terralina Crafted Italian – On Valentine’s Day, enjoy Chef Justin’s special pre-fixe menu for two featuring Spicy Shrimp Scampi, Braised Bone-In Short Rib with wild mushroom and fennel risotto, and tiramisu for $90 per couple. (Add a bottle of Villa Sparina Rose for $30.) No discounts or substitutions.  
  • The Edison – Enjoy an evening of industrial gothic elegance, live entertainment, paired with decadent dishes such as melt-in-your-mouth filet, a New York strip cooked to perfection, and indulgent desserts including a rich red velvet cheesecake and the signature DB “Clothesline Chocolate Covered Candied Bacon.” Available Feb. 12-14.
  • Sprinkles – New this year is the Valentines Red Velvet Cupcake with a romantic twist on the classic red velvet in southern-style light chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting and topped with Luck in Love sprinkles by Fancy Sprinkles. Available Feb.1-14. The classic Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cupcake also returns Feb. 1-28 featuring a Belgian dark chocolate cake topped with luscious raspberry frosting.  
  • YeSake – Make a sweet stop at Yesake and try the new Chocolate Cherry Boba Tea served with heart shaped sprinkles and chocolate chips. Available Feb. 1-28.
  • Vivoli il Gelato – The Love Potion returns and is sure to hit the sweet spot with vanilla gelato, Fanta strawberry, whipped cream, sugar rock candy and sprinkles. Available through Feb. 18. 

Reservations are strongly recommended. Your favorite sweet spots including Amorette’s Patisserie, The Ganachery, and Marketplace Snacks are also serving up limited-time delights for Valentine’s Day.

A day or evening isn’t complete at Disney Springs without an amazing experience and there are two that I always recommend. The Aerophile Balloon Ride will soar you high in the sky with a breathtaking, 360-degree view of Walt Disney World Resort (Tip: We recommend calling ahead (407) 938-9433) to check on availability as this experience is weather permitting.) You can explore Disney Springs by water as well in a Vintage 1960s Amphicar Ride at The BOATHOUSE where you’ll take a 20-minute captain-guided tour.

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Mad Hatter Adventures, Travel Company is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  They are a FULL Service AWARD WINNING Travel Agency!  Contact them TODAY!

Info@MadHatterAdv.com   or  1 – 844 – M – HATTER