Wow! Jennifer and Sara put out the call for questions from our listeners and received too many for one episode! This week is Part One of Listener Q&A. Plus news about the 2018 Food & Wine Festival, listener celebrations, and more!
Posted by: PassPorter News 03/14/2018 (3 days ago)
Image of Rapunzel contributed by Jennifer Marx from the PassPorter Photo Archive
The Disney Magic returned from its two-week drydock last week with a re-themed restaurant—Carioca's became Rapunzel's Royal Table on deck 3 aft. The restaurant features an immersive dining adventure with food, music,and entertainment inspired by Disney's Tangled movie. The restaurant has been transformed into a royal ballroom where the King and Queen are celebrating Rapunzel's return home—guests see the Snuggly Ducking Thugs perform and get a visit from Rapunzel herself. Menu items include the Snuggly Duckling Platter (charcuterie), Tangled Pasta (angle hair pasta tossed in basil-pesto), Flynn Rider pork loin, Captain of the Guards roasted prime rib, Rapunzel's Fry Pan Sweet Bread, and warm braided apple strudel.
Beginning April 13, a new children's program debuts at Disney's Contemporary Resort. This is themed childcare featuring Pixar characters and activities (including Toy Story, Cars, and The Incredibles). This new program is for potty-trained children ages 4-12 and is available 6:00-10:30 pm nightly. Cost is $65 per child plus tax. Games, dinner, and dessert are included in the price.
Disney announced that this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will run from August 30 to November 12, 2018. This is the 23rd year of the festival which will feature food booths, dining events, and concerts over its 75 days.
Back by popular demand, AJ Wolfe from the Disney Food Blog is join Jennifer and Sara this week to bring us the latest in Disney Food News. Flower & Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens, new dining options, and her favorite snacks that you can only find at Walt Disney World! Plus listener celebrations, news, and more.
The summer 2019 itineraries for Disney Cruise Line include Alaska, Europe, and the Mediterranean. The Disney Magic will spend its summer in Europe and the Mediterranean. The Disney Wonder will return to Alaska. The Disney Dream will continue sailing to Bahamas on 3- and 4-night itineraries. And the Disney Fantasy will continue its 7-night Caribbean itineraries. General booking begins Thursday, March 8, with Castaway Club members able to book earlier.
The annual hunt for eggs is back at Disneyland from March 16 to April 1 all over Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, and Downtown Disney. Maps are available for each park for $5.99, and each map comes with a set of stickers -- return your completed map to get a replica of one of the Disney character eggs.
Did you know Mickey Mouse is turning 90 this year? To celebrate, Disney is hosting The World's Biggest Mouse Party to honor the occasion with special events around the world. You can expect lots of special Mickey-themed food, merchandise, photo ops, and special media extravaganzas!
The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival began celebrating its 25th year when it opened on Wednesday, February 28th. The festival runs through May 28 and features beautiful gardens, topiaries, events, tours, merchandise, and fifteen "outdoor kitchens" around the World Showcase. A lecture series is available on the weekends. If you're going, don't miss the butterfly house (now called "The Goodness Garden") and the Imagination Play Garden for kids!
Ever wanted to virtually stand in the middle of Main Street, U.S.A. and look around? You can now! Google Street View now includes 360-degree panoramas of both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. You can see a variety of views from the parks, water parks, and Disney Springs/Downtown Disney. You can even see Disney characters in some of them! To get started, go to https://www.google.com/streetview/ and click the Disney Parts & Resorts option and enjoy your virtual stroll through the parks!