Celebrating Easter 2019 In Disney Springs

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Easter at Walt Disney World this year, why not head over to Disney Springs? There are lots of places for a delicious brunch like Wine Bar George, STK Orlando, The Edison, or Maria & Enzo’s. But if you’re like me and love treats, you might want to skip brunch altogether and fill up on the many delicious desserts being offered throughout Disney Springs for the Easter holiday.

At Amorette’s Patisserie, you can try…

  • Bumblebee Macaron: a macaron lollipop filled with honey dulce ganache
  • Bumblebee Dome Cake: a white chocolate mousse, lemon chiffon cake, strawberry pâte de fruit, and strawberry crispy pearls
  • Bunny Macaron: a macaron lollipop filled with chocolate strawberry ganache
  • Bunny Petit Cake: a carrot cake with pineapple pâte de fruit and cream cheese mousse

At The Ganachery, be sure to save room for…

  • Minnie Bunny Piñata: a milk chocolate sphere filled with assorted chocolate Easter eggs and strawberry and white chocolate crispy pearls
  • Chocolate Piñata Egg: a dark chocolate egg filled with house-made chocolate-covered vanilla bean marshmallows and assorted chocolate eggs
  • Chocolate Bunny: a creamy milk chocolate bunny with assorted chocolate eggs
  • Chocolate Easter Eggs: assorted chocolate Easter eggs including dark chocolate, caramel chocolate, and hazelnut chocolate eggs
  • Spring Ganache Pop: a Key lime ganache covered in dark chocolate and hand-painted

At Sprinkles, choose from…

  • Robin Eggs: chocolate cake topped with vanilla buttercream frosting finished with a toasted coconut rim and Robin Eggs on top
  • Jelly Belly: birthday cake topped with vanilla buttercream frosting finished with a green coconut rim and jelly belly on top
  • Yellow Peeps: lemon cake topped with lemon frosting finished with toasted coconut and a yellow Peeps
  • Pink Peeps: strawberry cake topped with strawberry frosting finished with toasted coconut and a pink Peeps

And if you still aren’t full, stop be sure to stop by Goofy’s Candy Co. to pick up a fully assembled Easter basket filled with Disney goodies!

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Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Now Open In Hollywood Studios

Hey fans of the Radiator Springs gang and Lightning McQueen in particular…KaChow! I have exciting news if you’re heading to Walt Disney World soon…Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is now speeding along at Hollywood Studios. Here’s everything you need to know, courtesy of Disney:


KA-CHOW! Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy debuted on Sunday, March 31, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. This new show experience invites guests into the world of Pixar Animation Studios’ Cars films as they become rookie racers and learn the rules of the road from Piston Cup Champion Lightning McQueen.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is located next to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith. When guests cruise inside, they will come face to face with Lightning, who appears live on stage. The theater features a 17-foot-tall wraparound screen that stretches more than 200 feet end to end, enveloping guests in high-octane fun.

During the 10-minute show, Lightning shares racing knowledge gathered over the course of his illustrious career. And if there’s one thing he’s learned over the years … things don’t always go the way they’re supposed to. But with the help of Mater, Cruz Ramirez and other friends from Radiator Springs, Lightning is bound to get back on track. Sometimes you just have to turn right to go left!

Disney Parks Live Entertainment worked closely with the creative team at Pixar to bring this completely new Cars story to life. Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will run continuously throughout the day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

And when the race is over, guests can continue to immerse themselves in the world of Cars in the courtyard outside Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, where they can meet Cruz and snap a photo with the champion racer, or dance with DJ, the ultimate party on wheels. DJ made his way east across Route 66 and will now bring his own music mix to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In addition, several times daily Lightning McQueen’s Pit Crew will arrive on the scene for “DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time!” that invites guests to gather around DJ for Cars-inspired dances and games.


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NBA Experience Opens August 12, 2019 In Disney Springs

If you are a basketball fan planning a visit to Walt Disney World in summer 2019 and beyond, Disney has something on its way just for you – The NBA Experience in Disney Springs. Here are the latest details courtesy of Disney:


NBA Experience, the brand-new destination coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, officially opens August 12, 2019. This announcement was made at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., during tonight’s Orlando Magic – Philadelphia 76ers game, where Mickey Mouse made a surprise on-court appearance.

In collaboration with the NBA, Disney is developing NBA Experience as a one-of-a-kind environment packed with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors. NBA Experience will give guests the chance to feel like a basketball superstar.

“When we were young, we played basketball in our driveways or in the park, creating those imaginary moments of making the game-winning shot for a championship,” said Stan Dodd, executive producer, Walt Disney Imagineering. “We want to take that energy and help you feel what it’s like to be an actual NBA or WNBA player.”

Upon entry to NBA Experience, guests will feel as if they’re walking through the players’ tunnel at an NBA or WNBA arena. A ticket to NBA Experience grants access to every activity, in any order guests choose, with the ability to return to stations to improve performances or learn even more about the game, players and teams they love. In addition to the competitions and games, the experience will also include a retail store featuring NBA-themed merchandise.

Additional elements of the destination include:

  • A slam dunk challenge, where guests can change the height of a standard 10-foot hoop to as low as seven feet to perform their own superstar moves – captured by burst photography.
  • An activity that tests shooting skills with spots on a court that light up as guests move from one location to another attempting to sink as many shots as possible in 15 seconds.
  • A way for guests to see how they stack up to some of the world’s best basketball players by measuring their vertical leap, wingspan, shooting and dribbling.
  • Personalization for various activities with guests’ names and associating the activity with their favorite NBA or WNBA teams.
  • Real-time technology to aggregate statistics of NBA and WNBA games and players for continuous updates, while leaderboards will track top NBA Experience performers throughout each day.

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