Paddlefish Now Open In Disney Springs

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Calling all seafood lovers! The long awaited transformation is complete and now the former iconic restaurant, Fulton’s Crab House, has reopened as Paddlefish at Disney Springs. Here’s everything you need to know:


Levy Restaurants is excited to announce the grand opening of Paddlefish, its newest dining experience at Disney Springs. The seafood-centric restaurant, formerly known as Fulton’s Crab House, has undergone an extensive, multimillion-dollar transformation which involved a full renovation with a brand new design (interior and exterior) that has transformed the vessel into a modern yacht experience.

paddlefish-9The aesthetic of Paddlefish was inspired by a modern, seafaring yacht with its clean lines, crisp designs, refined woods and a sophisticated color palette of blues and grays. Purposeful elements are showcased in the dining areas such as booths that are put into spaces with great views and a bar that overlooks the paddlewheel. Unique design features include opening up all of the windows for an open-air feel and bar areas decorated with brass accents that resemble fish gills.

“We’re excited to embark upon Paddlefish’s next voyage, and can’t wait for guests to share this new experience with us,” said Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants. “As Disney Springs evolves and grows, we’re looking forward to sharing this newly reimagined restaurant with both vacationers and Florida locals.”

Paddlefish’s menu showcases fresh seafood including Maine lobster, King and Snow crabs and a selection of fresh fish including sea bass, catfish and salmon. Fan favorites and classic dishes from Fulton’s Crab House, such as Lobster Corn Dogs and Crab Legs, are still offered on the menu alongside new, contemporary options such as Lobster Risotto and Jambalaya. The menu also features interactive dining experiences including tableside services like Lobster Guacamole and Branzino for Two carved right at your table.

“It’s been incredible to have this opportunity to not only completely redevelop the menu, but also the kitchen design to accommodate it,” said Executive Chef Mark Boor. “I’ve put my heart and soul into creating a well-balanced menu that will have something that appeals to every palate and I’m excited to finally welcome guests onboard and see that hard work and vision come to life.”

Paddlefish also showcases unique beverage offerings. The cocktail menu was inspired by classic, turn-of-the-century American cocktails and gives them a unique, modern spin with fresh ingredients and spirits that are house made by small craft artisan distillers. “We’ve really dug deep into finding some truly rare and amazing wines and spirits along with our favorite, familiar classics,” said General Manager, Jimmy Kraus. “Our goal was to have cocktails that feel timeless, unique and balanced.”

Paddlefish is open for lunch and dinner in addition to offering a Sunday brunch. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy three unique dining room experiences on the ship, which can seat a total 760 guests. Guests can enjoy their meal in the main dining room, in the “Boil Room” where guests can create their own seafood boils or on the rooftop deck where guests can sip on shared punch bowls and snack on shared plates while soaking in the sun and views of Lake Buena Vista and Disney Springs. Paddlefish also offers versatile private dining rooms and event spaces to accommodate celebrations or meetings from 20 to 1,000 guests.  


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New Tony’s Town Square Dining Package at Magic Kingdom

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Are you a fan of dining packages? If so, Walt Disney World has another deal for you! Now available for booking, guests can dine on a delicious Italian lunch at Tony’s Town Square in Magic Kingdom and then receive reserved viewing of the Main Street Electrical Parade right by the flagpole in the heart of Main Street, U.S.A later that evening.

The meal includes a choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert, and a beverage. The package costs $45 per adult (ages 10+) or $17 per child (ages 3 – 9), tax and gratuity are not included. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, this package is only one table service credit.

Here’s a peek at the menu to give you an idea of your choices (subject to change):

Appetizers

  • Assorted Meats and Cheese
  • Zucchini Fries
  • Pasta Fagioli
  • Caesar Salad
  • Insalata Fresca
  • Calamari
  • Seasonal Soup

Entrees

  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Pepperoni, Margherita, Sausage or Vegetarian Pizza
  • New York Strip Steak
  • Spaghetti with Sweet Italian Sausage or Meatballs
  • Cannelloni
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Pasta Primavera Vegetarian, Chicken or Shrimp
  • Caesar Salad with Shrimp or Chicken
  • Fish of the Day

Desserts

  • Cannoli
  • Gelato
  • Tiramisu
  • Chocolate Cake
Reservations for this dining package are now available by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Enjoy!

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Disney Early Morning Magic At Magic Kingdom

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During April, May and June this year, Disney is offering a new ticketed event called “Disney Early Morning Magic”. For $69 per adult and $59 per child (ages 3 – 9) plus tax in addition to regular theme park admission, a limited number of guests will be granted exclusive early entry to Magic Kingdom for breakfast and quick access on three beloved Fantasyland attractions: Peter Pan’s Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

“Disney Early Morning Magic” will take place on:

April 26 and 30
May 3, 7, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, and 31
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28

The hours of this event will be from 7:45am to 10:00am each event day.

Your ticket will grant you access to the park beginning at 7:45am on your event day; a little over an hour prior to the regular park opening to all other guests at 9:00am. Check in will begin at the left most turnstiles at 7:30am. At 7:45am, guests will be guided to Fantasyland to experience the trio of attractions and to enjoy breakfast. The attractions will be open to event guests from 7:45am – 9:00am only at which time event-only attraction access will end as the park opens to all guests. Breakfast will be served at Pinocchio Village Haus from 8:30am – 10:00am and will include seasonal fruit and berries, freshly baked pastries, cheese and cured meats, waffles, scrambled eggs, vegetable frittata, smoked bacon, pork and turkey sausages, fried potatoes with caramelized onions, chilled juices, coffee and teas.

Remember tickets to this special event are very limited and are now on sale! To purchase or for more information, please click here or call 407-827-7350.

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Disney After Hours At Magic Kingdom

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During April and May this year, Disney is offering a new ticketed event called “Disney After Hours”. For $149 per person (plus tax) a limited number of guests will be granted exclusive access to Magic Kingdom on select nights for three hours after park closing.

“Disney After Hours” will take place on:

April 14, 21, and 28
May 5, 8, 12, and 19

The hours of this event will be from 10:00pm to 1:00am on April 28 and May 5, 2016 and from 11:00pm to 2:00am on all other dates.

Your ticket will grant you access to the park beginning at 7:00pm on your event day; several hours prior to the park closing to all other guests. While there will be no special parades, fireworks, or dance parties offered during “Disney After Hours”, guests are able to enter the park early to enjoy the regular nightly entertainment such as the Main Street Electrical Parade and Wishes prior to the event starting.

So what do you get for $149 (plus tax) per person, you ask? Well, you will have access to over 25 of the most popular Magic Kingdom attractions with little to no wait. Some of these headliners include Peter Pan’s Flight, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Space Mountain. Also included in your admission are select bottled beverages and ice cream novelties that are available at carts throughout the park.

Remember tickets to this special event are very limited and are now on sale! To purchase or for more information, please call 407-827-7185.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day In Walt Disney World

Raglan Road

If you will be visiting Walt Disney World around St. Patrick’s Day and are looking for a fun place to celebrate, look no further than Raglan Road Irish Pub in Disney Springs. This year’s Mighty Festival runs from March 11 through March 17.

Raglan RoadThe Raglan Road Mighty Festival is not your average celebration; this is a weeklong fun-filled bash that is sure to get you in the spirit even if you aren’t Irish! There are performances by Irish bands including The Raglan Roots Coalition, JigJam, Cooney & Ryan, Avi McGourty and The High Road plus some of the best Irish dancers that you’ve ever seen. There is complimentary face painting for the kiddos and lots of giveaways making this an event the entire family can enjoy. And of course, what’s a party without delicious Irish food and a huge selection of craft beers and cocktails.

The Mighty Festival runs from 4pm – 1:30am on March 11, 14, 15 and 16; from 12pm – 1:30am on March 12 and 13; and from 11am – 1:30am on March 17. On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis with a cover charge of $10 for each guest age 18 and older.

Here’s a look at the entertainment schedule:

Schedule Courtesy of RaglanRoad.com

Schedule Courtesy of RaglanRoad.com

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