Enjoy Summer Dishes During Flavors Of Florida At Disney Springs

Flavors of FloridaIf you are looking for more delicious dining options at Walt Disney World this summer, head on over to Disney Springs from now through August 12, 2021 to enjoy dishes and drinks from more than 30 restaurants and shops celebrating the best of the Sunshine State during Flavors of Florida.

Check out this Foodie Guide to Disney Springs Flavors of Florida from Disney!

Flavors of Florida 1Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Florida Sunset Éclair – Blood orange, dulce de leche mousse infused with orange liquor and decorated with candied orange zest

Chef’s Art Smith’s  Homecomin’

  • Tender Fried Gator Bites – Marinated gator lightly seasoned and deep fried served with house-made remoulade and hot sauce
  • Floradora Cocktail – A mix of gin, freshly muddled raspberries, freshly squeezed lime juice, house-made simple syrup, and a splash of ginger beer

City Works Eatery & Pour House 

  • Grouper Tacos – Cajun-spiced grouper, blackened, Key lime coleslaw, pineapple salsa, micro cilantro, white corn tortillas, and olive oil-parsley fries
  • Golden Honey Margarita – Tequila, honey syrup, fresh orange juice, and fresh lemon juice

Coca-Cola Rooftop Beverage Bar

  • Coca-Cola Orange Cream Float – Soda fountain favorite with Florida flair

Flavors of Florida 2Dockside Margaritas

  • Specialty Margaritas – Chipotle or wine margarita served from this laid-back waterfront bar themed after a 1960s Florida fruit stand

Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC

  • Orange Blossom Cupcake – Moist vanilla cake with sweet orange-flavored frosting

Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew

  • Key Lime Pie Donut – Glazed donut filled with citrus custard piped with sweet meringue and sprinkled with tendrils of lime zest

Frontera Cocina

  • Shrimp Ajillo Tostada – Roasted garlic-guajillo Florida pink shrimp, citrus-soy vinaigrette, avocado, jicama, local heirloom cherry tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and orange
  • Watermelon Pink Flamingo – Fresh watermelon and lime juice with tequila and orange liqueur with a chili powder rim

Flavors of Florida 3Gideon’s Bakehouse

  • Chocolate Chip Key Lime Pie Cookie – Chocolate chip cookie infused with Florida Key lime juice covered in dark chocolate and coated with crunchy pie crust crumbs
  • Key Lime Pie Cake – 3-layer vanilla Key lime cake with tangy Key lime cream cheese frosting and house-made graham cracker crust accents

Goofy’s Candy Co. & Disney’s Candy Cauldron

  • Key Lime and Strawberry Cupcakes
  • Key Lime and Strawberry Marshmallow Pops
  • Key Lime and Strawberry Crisped Rice Treats

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar

  • Key Lime Pie – Key lime filling layered on a graham cracker crust topped with toasted coconut
  • Green Gator – Toasted coconut rum mixed with melon liqueur, simple syrup, and pineapple juice

Jaleo by José Andrés

  • Pancetta de Valencia – Cured classic pancetta drizzled with orange sauce served with potato purée
  • Agua de Valencia – Refreshing blend of orange juice, gin, vodka, and Spanish cava

Flavors of Florida 4Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

  • Florida Shrimp Tacos with Watermelon Salsa – Jerk-spiced shrimp served in a grilled corn tortilla with watermelon pico de gallo

Marketplace Snacks

  • DOLE Whip Watermelon – DOLE Whip Watermelon piled high on a slice of fresh watermelon or layered in a parfait with Key lime mousse and sprinkled with chocolate chips

Flavors of Florida 5Morimoto Asia

  • Florida Frog Leg “Lollipop” Tempura – Frog leg nuggets sweetened with an orange blossom honey glaze rolled in toasted sesame seeds and served on one-bite skewers
  • Florida Sunshine Lager – American-style beer brewed by a local brewing company in Winter Garden, Florida 

Paddlefish

  • Florida Shrimp Feast – Peel and eat Key West pink shrimp with red potatoes and sweet corn on the cob
  • An easy-to-drink wheat beer with hints of blood-orange flavor crafted by a local brewing company

Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas

  • Blood Orange Margarita – Tequila, blood orange tequila, and fresh lime juice mixed with a splash of agave nectar
  • Florida Sunshine Orange Cake – Sweet Florida orange layer cake with white chocolate frosting

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant

  • Florida Key Lime Salmon – Whiskey-cured house-smoked salmon, Florida Key lime and herb crushed potatoes, pea texture, and horseradish-crusted crispy skin
  • A signature pale ale from local brewing company brewed with Florida grapefruit

Flavors of Florida 6Splitsville’s Bamboo Bar

  • Golden Spider Roll – Tempura-fried softshell crab, cucumber, and avocado wrapped in soy paper and sushi rice topped with diced mango, honey wasabi, eel sauce, and micro greens
  • Hemingway Daiquiri – Dark rum, maraschino liqueur, fresh lime and grapefruit juices, and splash of house made grenadine served in a coupe glass

STK Orlando

  • Market or Fresh Catch – Ceviche with passion fruit, lime, and chilies
  • The Florida Sunset – Rum, passion fruit syrup, strawberry purée, and orange and pineapple juices garnished with a strawberry and orange slices

Terralina Crafted Italian

  • Creamsicle Panna Cotta – Italian “cooked cream” infused with orange served with raspberry purée and cookie crumbles
  • Summer Sangria – Pitcher of special blend of white wine and vodka and garnished with fresh Florida citrus (serves 4)

The BOATHOUSE

  • Key West Peel and Eat Shrimp – A seafood classic served with hot drawn butter and cocktail sauce
  • The BOATHOUSE signature beer – refreshing and flavorful lager with light and crisp fruity undertones

Flavors of Florida 7The Ganachery

  • Key Lime Ganache Pop – White chocolate blended with Key lime juice and fresh lime zest covered with dark chocolate

Flavors of Florida 8The Polite Pig

  • Shrimp and Grits – Southern classic with a Florida peach and habanero glaze
  • Bees Knees – Lemon juice, honey syrup, and gin with a splash of soda

Vivoli il Gelato

  • Lemon Blueberry Cookie Sandwich – Blueberry gelato sandwiched between two lemon cooler cookies 
  • Key Lime Cheesecake Shake – Cheesecake gelato blended with Key lime juice and chunks of Key lime pie topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and graham cracker crumbs

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

  • Local Tomato & Burrata Salad with fresh stone fruit, blackberries, granola, and honeycomb.
  • Strawberry Basil Margarita – Tequila mixed with strawberry and lime juice garnished with fruit and fresh basil sprigs

YeSake

  • Watermelon Boba Slushie – Refreshing summer drink with watermelon and boba pearls

Be sure to pick up a Flavors of Florida event guide upon arrival at the Disney Springs Welcome Center or any participating location. Don’t forget to share your delicious dish or favorite Florida finds on social media using #FlavorsofFL and #DisneySprings!

Which Flavors of Florida dish looks best to you?
Please leave a comment; I would love to hear from you!

Christmas Mickey and Minnie

First Look At A Magical 2021 Holiday Season At Walt Disney World

Holidays Return To Walt Disney WorldIf you are looking for some place to get away and spend the holidays this year, look no further than Walt Disney World. Recently Disney shared a first look at what is in store for guests to Walt Disney World this holiday season. According to Disney:

Beginning November 12, festive entertainment, whimsical décor, seasonal food and drinks, special merchandise and more will all be a part of the 2021 holiday season across Walt Disney World Resort. Here is a first look at the merrymaking to come this year as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring the resort’s 50th anniversary.

Holiday Cinderella CastleMagic Kingdom Park

  • Main Street, U.S.A., will be decked for the holidays with seasonal décor.
  • In the evening, special holiday projections will appear most nights on Cinderella Castle, alternating periodically throughout the night with the castle’s transformation into a Beacon of Magic as part of the park’s 50thanniversary celebration.*
  • “Disney Very Merriest After Hours,” a new specially ticketed event, begins November 8 and continues on select nights through the holiday season. The four-hour experience with feature “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks,” Disney characters throughout the park, holiday music and décor, treats included and much more. The event will be open to a limited number of guests after regular park operating hours, with lower wait times on more than 20 available attractions. Tickets will go on sale in August, with an early purchase window available to guests of select Disney Resort hotels.

Holiday Tower of TerrorDisney’s Hollywood Studios

  • The Hollywood Holiday Tower will twinkle anew at the end of Sunset Boulevard during Sunset Seasons Greetings. Projection effects will magically transform the park icon into snowy Arendelle, a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, a Toy Story toy hotel, and a Dickensian village inspired by “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.” This holiday show will also alternate with the tower’s nightly transformation into a Beacon of Magic.
  • “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” will feature a festive finale starring Olaf.
  • Santa Claus will bring some North Pole cheer to a motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Minnie Mouse will host a meal at Hollywood & Vine, joined by her pals in their holiday finest – and Santa, too!

Holiday Tree of LifeDisney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • The park’s centerpiece – The Tree of Life – becomes another Beacon of Magic most nights during the 50thanniversary celebration. During the holiday season, there will be even more magic inspired by nature as the holiday edition of Tree of Life Awakenings also takes place most nights.
  • Disney characters will set sail down Discovery River, accompanied by joyful songs of the season.

Holiday Disney SpringsDisney Springs

  • The Walt Disney World shopping, dining and entertainment district will transform into a winter wonderland, full of sparkling lights, enchanting décor and holiday surprises.
  • The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll will feature elaborately decorated, Disney-themed trees, including some inspired by “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”
  • A magical snowfall will add a touch of wonder for holiday shoppers at surprise locations.
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will become Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar with delightful décor and a delicious limited-time menu filled with festive favorites.
  • Disney Springs is the perfect place for guests to make their holiday shopping lists and check them twice, with a wide array of Disney holiday merchandise, including ornaments, matching family pajamas, Spirit Jerseys and more.

Gingerbread 3Disney Resort Hotels

  • Iconic trees and other seasonal touches will turn Disney Resort hotels into holiday hideaways.
  • Select resorts will feature intricate gingerbread displays perfect for holiday photographs … and inspiration for holiday treats.
  • Select resorts will offer holiday menus at restaurants, as well as other specialty food and drinks.

Holiday Cookie StrollEPCOT

  • The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will return November 26 – December 30 and will feature Holiday Kitchens around World Showcase, performances by Voices of Liberty, a Cookie Stroll and more.

Will you be visiting Walt Disney World this holiday season?
Please leave a comment; I would love to hear from you!

Celebrate Pride Month 2021 At Walt Disney World Resort With Tasty Treats

If you will be celebrating Pride Month in Walt Disney World this June, you have lots of tasty treats to try as part of your fun filled visit. Here are just some of the many delicious dessert options available throughout the resort this month:

EPCOT

Sunshine Seasons

  • Mickey Rainbow Dome Cake – tres leches mousse and toasted coconut dome with a mirror glaze

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

  • Rainbow Cake – colorful almond frangipane cake layered with chocolate ganache

Pride Month 5Magic Kingdom

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Rainbow Donut – a vanilla iced yeast donut topped with rainbow buttercream icing

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Paradise Pride – a salted caramel spiced mousse with coconut mousse, a passion fruit center, and whipped passion fruit ganache

Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew

  • Rainbow Donut – a vanilla iced yeast donut topped with a kaleidoscope of celebratory candy decorations & topped with buttercream icing that is dusted with edible purple glitter & crowned with a rainbow gummy

The Ganachery

  • Rainbow Chocolates – a variety of rainbow adorned chocolates including the Berry Fruity Ganache Pop

Gideon’s Bakehouse

  • Rainbow Crunch Cake – a fluffy 3-layer vanilla confetti cake covered with multi-colored marshmallow buttercream and laced with mega crunchy rainbow crumbs

Which Pride Month treat looks best to you?
Please leave a comment; I would love to hear from you!

Celebrate “May The 4th Be With You” At Walt Disney World Resort With Tasty Treats

Calling all Star Wars fans…if you will be in Walt Disney World for “May the 4th Be With You,” you can celebrate with some galactic goodness being served up throughout the resort. Here are the tasty treats available for a limited time, courtesy of Disney:

Hollywood Studios

May The 4th Be With You Treats 3Churro Cart, Anaheim Produce, and Grand Ave. Cart at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Lightsaber Churros – Red or blue churro lightsabers served with chocolate sauce for dipping (available May 4-5)

Epic Eats at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Galactic Swirl Funnel Cake – Black and white funnel cake with strawberries, space dust, and candy rocks (available May 4-5)

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Oi-Oi Puff – Raspberry cream puff with passion fruit mousse (available May 4-5)

Hyperion, Animation, and Hollywood Popcorn Carts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Interstellar Sweet and Crunchy Popcorn (available May 4-5)

May The 4th Be With You Treats 4The Trolley Car Café, PizzeRizzo, and Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Dark Side Chocolate Creation – Malted milk chocolate mousse dome with raspberry mousse topped with slivered almonds sitting on a chocolate shortbread cookie (available May 4-5)

Oasis Canteen, Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge, Sunshine Day Bar at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Cosmic Rum Punch – Coconut rum, rum, pineapple juice, Minute Maid Lemonade, and grenadine served with a glow cube (available May 4-5)

Backlot Express, ABC Commissary, PizzeRizzo, Rosie’s All-American Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Jettison Juice – Minute Maid Lemonade and watermelon beverage syrup served with a glow cube (available May 4-5)
  • Darth Vader Stein served with fountain drink (available at all locations May 4-5, after May 4, Backlot Express, ABC Commissary, Rosie’s All-American will continue to offer)

Disney Springs

May The 4th Be With You Treats 1Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs

  • The Child Mini Dome Cake – Vanilla chiffon cake with cookies and cream mousse (available April 30-May 5

The Ganachery at Disney Springs

  • Millennium Falcon Chocolate Pop – Milk chocolate pop with crispy pearls (available April 30-May 5

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

May The 4th Be With You Treats 2Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Millennium Falcon Star Wars Soft Serve Sundae – Galactic gray vanilla soft-serve with chocolate cream cookie crumbles, chocolate drizzle, white chocolate pearl stars, brownie asteroid pieces with stardust sparkles, and a Millennium Falcon chocolate accent piece (available May 2-5)

Which “May the 4th Be With You” Treat will you be trying?
Please leave a comment; I would love to hear from you!

10 Ways For Tweens To Have Fun At Walt Disney World This Summer

Do you have a tween in your family that you will soon be bringing to Walt Disney World? You might be wondering what there is for kids this age to do, and most importantly, will they have fun so you can. Well, you’re in luck, because there are many things for your tween and the entire family to enjoy together this summer. Here’s a list of 10 unforgettable ways for tweens and their families to experience the magic, courtesy of Disney:


Families planning their next visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth are in for a real treat. That’s especially true for families with tweens. With roller coasters and thrill attractions of all kinds and so much more, tweens can explore new and classic experiences, soak up the sun and indulge in some tasty tastes. From the must-have family photo in front of Cinderella Castle with its new royal colors to character dining experiences with picture-perfect views, here are 10 ways for tweens and families to spring into summer while vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort this year:

  1. Blizzard Beach 4Splash into Fun at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park – This wintry-themed water park is celebrating the best summer ever in splashy style. It’s a great place to enjoy family fun together with big thrills for the kids and places for parents to relax.
  2. Discover Paradise at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – The tropical oasis along the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon is now accepting bookings for late July 2021. The reimagined guest rooms will surround guests with details, patterns and textures inspired by the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Moana.”
  3. Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden FestivalThe Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Blooms Through July 5 The event combines the freshest flowers and flavors from around the world, featuring fun for the whole family from garden-inspired cuisine to lifelike character topiaries and new Orange Bird merchandise to complement any selfie. Guests who miss this festival have no reason to worry. On July 15, the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will kick off and run through November 20, offering plenty of family-friendly fun.
  4. Check Out the Royal Makeover of Cinderella Castle – The treasured icon at the heart of Magic Kingdom Park now features bold, shimmering and regal enhancements befitting its royal status. It makes a great photo backdrop with family and friends.
  5. Earth Week Celebration at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme ParkCelebrate the Magic of Nature – Explore Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, an immersive land featuring massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and unbelievable experiences including Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey. And from April 18 to 24, the park will connect guests with the magic of nature through Earth Week activities designed to educate, entertain and inspire the whole family.
  6. Find Disney Characters in New Places –From cavalcades to caravans to flotillas and even special “pop-up” appearances, guests of all ages can discover favorite friends at all four theme parks and occasional special surprise appearances at Disney Resort hotels.
  7. Mickey & Minnie's Runaway RailwayStep into an Adventure – At Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests can step through a movie screen and into the cartoon world of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway They can also embark on an adventure in a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive, award-winning land featuring two thrilling attractions: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
  8. Here for the Food – Foodie options are limitless at Walt Disney World, whether sitting for a family meal or snacking between attractions. Guests can enjoy a family-style meal at Chef Mickey’s with Mickey Mouse and his pals at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, or visit Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort for a fun character dining experience during Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends and a beautiful view of Walt Disney World. EPCOT is another great place to grab a quick bite … or two … or three! The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival offers more than 20 Outdoor Kitchens where guests can sample tastes and sips as diverse as Avocado Toast and a Maple Popcorn Shake. Top off the experience with classic Disney Parks snacks – buttery popcorn and the classic Mickey Ice Cream Bar are Walt Disney World theme park favorites.
  9. Everglazed 4Stroll, Dine and Shop for the Perfect Gifat Disney Springs – Guests visiting this shopping, dining and entertainment destination have plenty of new options to satisfy even the most demanding tastes. Disney Style is the latest fashion-forward merchandise spot with a twist. Here, fashionistas find a curated assortment of trendy apparel and accessories inspired by beloved Disney characters and attractions. Tweens looking for a sweet treat can grab a handcrafted, photo-worthy donut at the newly opened Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew.
  10. Relax Outdoors – Central Florida weather is traditionally gorgeous this time of year, and Walt Disney World offers special ways to enjoy outdoor recreation, including miniature golf, fishing expeditions, horseback riding and more.

Have you traveled to Walt Disney World with a tween?
What did they enjoy the most? Please leave a comment!