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Aunty’s Beach House at Disney Aulani will Reopen on May 25Aunty's Beach House at Aulani will reopen May 25 giving keiki (kids) aged 5-12 access to the fun and adventure once again. Plus, there's something new: Aunty's Beach house will offer evening activities for  the whole family for the very first time.Aunty's Beach House is designed as a typical hale (or house) where kids might visit their "aunty." The beach house is a Hawaiian kids club where the focus is on holiday fun. Each of the six rooms is dedicated to different activities - from a movie room to computer lab, arts and crafts studio to a game room.Parents can reserve a playtime in Aunty’s Beach House between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily for secured and supervised children’s programming. During these hours, parents choose 1.5 hours of playtime for complimentary themed activities on "Uncle's Side" of the house or 2 hours on "Aunty's Side" of the house for premium activities. This is typically a hot ticket and reservations are required.Complimentary activities include interactive games and arts and crafts based on the theme of the day. Premium activities include Surf’s Up, A Surfin’, Fishin’ and Dancin’ Party with Disney friends. Children will learn about the ocean, catch a wave on carpet surfboards with Max and get the scoop  on fishing Hawai‘i waters with Goofy.NEW! Now the whole family can get in on the fun with "after hours" activities from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00  p.m. when Aunty's Beach House turns into an evening entertainment venue. Families can choose from an assortment of complimentary and premium activities where they can learn to play the ‘ukulele, get together for a lesson in animation, or make lasting memories with photo opportunities in front of surfing scenes and other colorful backdrops.These activities used to take place in the community hall, but it sounds like they've now made them paid activities and moved them to Aunty's Beach House.Aunty's Beach House will reopen with new operations, safety and health protocols in place. Among them: face covering requirements, capacity limits, physical distancing, spacing between craft benches and play areas and temperature checks.Reservations for Aunty's Beach House can be made up to two weeks in advance by calling (808) 674-6943 from 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. daily. Programs are subject to change.--“Tale of the Lion King” Debuts May 28 at Disneyland ParkStarting May 28, 2022, Disneyland Park will welcome “Tale of the Lion King” to its new home at the Fantasyland Theatre, where this original-story theatre adaptation of “The Lion King” will be staged in an all-new presentation. At the heart of the production is a traveling troupe known as The Storytellers of the Pride Lands who weave the tale of how a cub becomes a king through dialogue, song, dance and percussion. From the scenic and costume designs to the new original music arrangements and choreography, “Tale of the Lion King” honors and is inspired by the cultural roots of this timeless story.Also on May 28, Troubadour Tavern will reopen with new menu items inspired by the show.--‘Fantasmic!’ is now 30 and is Returning to Disneyland Park on May 28If you have never seen “Fantasmic!” this is definitely a must-do (at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, although we prefer the Disneyland version). Fantasmic is an emotional extravaganza of colorful Disney-animated story scenes, choreographed to an exciting musical score. At Disneyland, the waters of the Rivers of America come alive as Mickey Mouse dreams he is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice and faces several villains, using the power of his imagination to save the day. Along the way, fantastic events and images appear from stories including “Fantasia,” “The Jungle Book.” Fantasmic features live performers, character appearances, enhanced special effects and pyrotechnics.--A Sneak Peek at Disney Cruise Line Disney Wish Inaugural Merchandise WIth the Disney Wish setting sail this summer, Disney is teasing a little more with a preview of some of the merch that you can take home with you from the exclusive Disney Wish merchandise collection. Inspired by the Grand Hall on the ship, the first release of merch reflects the enchantment of the Disney Wish with details that include rhinestones and rich fabrication.There is something for everyone, from T-shirts, blouses and long sleeve shirts to pullovers and accessories.  A Pandora charm set features Rapunzel (the Wish's bow character) and Captain Minnie Mouse.  You'll also find a new pair of Minnie Mouse ear headbands to add to your collection and even a matching Loungefly backpack.Dooney & Bourke has a tote that's part of the collection, which will be available at retail shops on the Disney Wish.--Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
The Tech Transformation of Your Disney VacationIt's Official: MagicBand+ Launching this Summer and ‘Hey Disney!’ Later this Year at Walt Disney World ResortWhat can you do with all this new tech?Use MagicBand+ to Bring Sculptures to LifeYou can use MagicBand+ to bring the 50th Anniversary golden sculptures to life and interact with them on the “Disney Fab 50 Quest.” You can also get a deeper experience by using the Play Disney Parks app to keep track of which sculptures you’ve found. The more you find, the more features you can unlock with digital achievements and an augmented reality feature that will give you a glimpse into your favorite characters’ worlds.Join the “Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters” Experience with MagicBand+In Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, MagicBand+ will allow you to join the “Star Wars: Batuu Bounty Hunters” experience, where you’ll use your band to find virtual bounties hidden throughout Black Spire Outpost. MagicBand+ will be your guide, vibrating and lighting up to show if you’re on the right path. Then, the augmented reality thermal viewer in the Play Disney Parks app will reveal what’s behind locked doors in Black Spire Outpost so you can uncover your virtual bounty**. Once your mission is complete, the local guild master will reward you with galactic credits. What do these credits do? We'll find out.Experience Nighttime Spectaculars in a New Way with MagicBand+MagicBand+ will also have a glow-with-the-show feature so you can experience nighttime shows in a new way on your wrist.All of these experiences will be available when MagicBand+ goes on sale this summer. Disney World Resort hotel guests and Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will have the option to purchase bands at a discounted, pre-arrival price. Existing MagicBands will still be available for purchase and will continue to work as it does currently.MagicBand+ will be available at Disneyland Resort later this year. Some of the features will vary between Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. More on that as the news comes in.“Hey Disney!” is Coming to Walt Disney WorldWe now know that “Hey Disney!” is coming to Walt Disney World, but we still don't know exactly when. According to Disney: "Hey Disney uses Alexa technology for supported Amazon Echo devices where you’ll be able to ask all the useful questions – weather forecasts, set timers and alarms, etc. – and get answers from more than 25 popular characters including Mickey Mouse, Olaf, Rocket and Groot, Princess Tiana and many more." When you stay at select Disney Resort hotels, you can use “Hey Disney!” to learn helpful information about your vacation, order room amenities and more. Wondering when the next bus to EPCOT leaves or need to request more towels for your room? Just ask the Disney Magical Companion, a new character who will interact with you via “Hey Disney!”‘Hey Disney!’ will begin rolling out the Mickey ears devices in select Disney Resort hotel guest rooms across Walt Disney World at some point in 2022 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. Access will be offered as an optional, complimentary feature during your stay. Yes, You Can Have Hey Disney at Home!“Hey Disney!” will also be available for purchase for supported Amazon Echo devices via the Amazon Alexa Skills store, so you can bring the magic of Disney home with you. In the future, MagicBand+ will work with “Hey Disney!” by pairing with supported Amazon Echo devices to enhance some “Hey Disney!” experiences. More details will be released soon.Note: To use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to enhance the MagicBand+ experience, guests must be logged into the Play Disney Parks app with the Disney account linked with their MagicBand+. -- Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is opening with virtual queue and individual Lightning Lane selectionWhen Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens in EPCOT on May 27, you will be able to access the through virtual queue and individual Lightning Lane. There will be no standby line-up option.You will need to use the My Disney Experience app to join the virtual queue or buy an individual Lightning Lane spot. The virtual queue is limited to one use per day for Cosmic Rewind.-- There are Some New Details about What's Behind those Walls at Epcot World Celebration is the new hub area, divided into different gardens with a central planter based on the five-ring EPCOT logo. The area is filled with lots of seating and shaded areas in a lush, nature theme. Each of the gardens will have their own theme and they’ll change with the festivals throughout the year. At night, when the lighting takes over, the gardens will immerse you in a special nighttime experience that will evolve through the seasons.The garden areas surround CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza, where EPCOT's international festivals will find a home base. CommuniCore Plaza will host musical performances of all sizes. CommuniCore Hall will be a flexible exhibition and gallery space, offering a wide variety of experiences that highlight art, live music, food – complete with a demonstration kitchen. Next to CommuniCore Hall will be a new Mickey & Friends location where you can meet favorite Disney characters.This new area, was inspired by the original EPCOT aesthetic that can be seen throughout the park’s transformation, including the timeless triangular geometry most prominently featured in Spaceship Earth. Even the CommuniCore name reaches back to the origins of EPCOT while also emphasizing the park’s central idea of community. -- New Star Wars Experiences at Disneyland Resort In Tomorrowland, Hyperspace Mountain is back for a limited time through July 4. Captain Phasma and her Stormtroopers have returned for a limited time to patrol Tomorrowland, seeking out Resistance sympathizers and reinforcing the will of the First Order. Plus, watch out for new visitors walking the lands.For a limited time, Tomorrowland showcases special photo spots including a replica of the palace throne from “The Book of Boba Fett.” You can also recreate the moment in season two of “The Mandalorian,” when Grogu connected with the Force at the ancient Jedi temple on Tython.Throughout the May and June, new galactic food and drink can be found at Galactic Grill in Tomorrowland and throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.Some of the new items will include: New Bubo Wamba Family Farms Cup (Milk Stand, Galaxy’s Edge) Blue Milk: Mon Cala Swirl (Milk Stand, Galaxy’s Edge) Parfait of Mustafar (Galactic Grill, Tomorrowland) Ishi Tib-style Pasta with Braised Beef Banthak (Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo, Galaxy’s Edge) Sullust Garlic Chips (Jat Kaa’s Coolers, Galaxy’s Edge) --Over at Disney's Hollywood Studios several New Star Wars Photo Ops are now availableThe training droid Magic Shot is popular, plus Select Image Scanners in Batuu can offer you a lightsaber to use in the photo – including a replica of Mace Windu’s purple lightsaber that’s available after sunset across from Oga’s Cantina.  On the outer reaches of Batuu near Droid Depot, you might see Boba Fett’s ship overhead. --Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Returns to Walt Disney World Resort This FallIt's back: the full version of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party will take place on 37 select nights from August 12 through October 31, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.Here’s some of what’s in store for this limited-capacity event in 2022: Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade is back, including the Headless Horseman will once again ride down Main Street, U.S.A. Trick-or-treating is back, so you can load up on M&M’S, SKITTLES, SNICKERS, and more Halloween favorites at locations throughout Magic Kingdom Park. And new for the 50th Anniversary, you will also get a reusable trick-or-treat bag featuring a keepsake 50th and Halloween design. The Sanderson Sisters will lead a “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show at Cinderella Castle. Favorite and rare Disney characters will take over the park for their favorite party of the year. Overlays themed for the occasion are back at many popular Magic Kingdom attractions: Space Mountain, Mad Tea Party, Pirates of the Caribbean and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. Jack Skellington, will host “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.” This can’t-miss nighttime show features projections, special effects, lighting, fireworks, music and Disney characters. Discover sweet and savory menu items inspired by fall flavors and the Halloween season. NEW! In honor of the 50th Anniversary celebration, there will be event-exclusive step-in photo opportunities. Plus, you'll also get a Halloween-themed 50th Anniversary commemorative print. Tickets will go on sale May 18, 2022. If you have a reservation at a Walt Disney World hotel, you can book as early as May 12. Tickets range from $109-$199 plus tax. Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members will get specially-priced tickets for select dates.Note: You do not require an additional day theme park ticket or a Disney Park Pass theme park reservation. The event dates are: August: 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 September: 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30 October: 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31 --Disney Cruise Line Has New Halloween ExperiencesThis September and October Disney Cruise Line will have Halloween-themed cruises with special entertainment and activities, including trick-or-treating, spooky parties, elaborate décor and limited-time food and beverage items. These voyages will also debut an all-new character meet and greet opportunity. All Disney characters on board will be in Halloween costumes but Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Clarabelle Cow will debut brand new looks as they dress up as the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus.For its first season of Halloween cruises this fall, the Disney Wish will also introduce a unique twist on a Halloween on the High Seas hallmark.The centerpiece of every ship during Halloween is the signature magical Pumpkin Tree towering over the atrium lobby, each with sprouting Jack-O-Lanterns and flickering lights. On the Disney Wish, guests will witness the debut of an all-new tree in the Cinderella-inspired Grand Hall.Featuring lighter bark, graceful branches and a mystical face, legend has it that this enchanted tree (named Boo) grew beautiful gourds with the help of a wishing star. The best pumpkin of them all was destined to grant a very special wish … and that moment came when a carriage was needed to send a fair maiden to a royal soiree. In a flash of bibbidi-bobbidi-boo, that perfect pumpkin became the coach that carried Cinderella to the prince’s ball!Other Halloween experiences will include Mickey's Mouse-querade Party, a costume party for families and Disney characters; villainous takeovers in the adult-exclusive areas; Halloween-themed movies on Funnel Vision; and even a ghostly take on ship announcements.Halloween on the High Seas voyages will be offered aboard select sailings in September and October. Departing from ports in Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida, San Diego and New York City, each cruise will travel to destinations including the Bahamas, Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada and Mexico. --Halfway to Halloween Announcements from Disneyland ResortDisneyland Resort is also getting in on the Halfway to Halloween fun. Here's what we know so far. It's confirmed that Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, will officially return for the 2022 Halloween season. It's a separately ticketed, limited-capacity, after-hours event at Disney California Adventure Park and will be back for select nights this fall.We'll share exact dates and ticket information as soon as they're released.-- More Disneyland News UpdatesHotels of the Disneyland Resort News Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is finally being reimagined based on the artistry of Pixar. It will feature favorite Pixar worlds and characters through carefully curated artwork, and décor that reveals the creative journey of the artists who helped bring these stories to life.Guests will be welcomed into whimsical character moments, like the iconic, playful Pixar Lamp balancing atop its ball in the lobby. More news on this will be coming soon. What we do know now is that a new walkway is currently under construction that will soon give Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel Guests a convenient entrance to Disney California Adventure Park.Plus, we now know that the long-awaited “Hey Disney!” – a new kind of voice assistant that works alongside Alexa on Amazon Echo devices in Disneyland Resort hotel rooms that can make your stay more convenient, engaging, and enjoyable – will debut later this year.Later this summer, if you stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel you can look forward to sending select theme park purchases back to your resort hotel.And finally, early entry access is coming back for guests staying at one of our Disneyland Resort hotels beginning later this summer.Downtown Disney News The latest transformation of Downtown Disney is under way in the west end and will bring more innovative shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. Drawing inspiration from Southern California mid-century modern architecture, the west-end area will be a beautiful blend of vibrant color palettes, design elements and patterns influenced by the region, and will include an open lawn for relaxation and future events, and an even broader and diverse collection of dining and shopping.The world-renowned restaurant Din Tai Fung will join the district to offer guests their soup dumplings hand crafted right on site. This family-run restaurant will bring flavorful Chinese cuisine to Downtown Disney, where Guests can enjoy dishes served family style in a creative space off of our new lawn pavilion. Michelin-starred chef Carlos Gaytan will bring his Mexican cuisine to Paseo and Centrico in the locations currently occupied by Catal & Uva Bar. The restaurant and central courtyard bar and dining area will offer a multi-sensory journey to the heart of Chef Gaytan’s homeland. Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen is evolving to reflect vibrant California energy and a fresh approach to the menu, while staying true to the heart of New Orleans.And finally, Earl of Sandwich will also pop into the district in a special sandwich walk-up location, offering the classic fare that you know and love (but only for a limited time starting later this year).Mickey’s Toontown NewsDisney has officially broken ground on the update and transformation coming to Disneyland Toontown.  --Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
Claim Your Own Unique Place on Cinderella Castle as it transforms with Disney PhotoPass PhotosDisney PhotoPass Service is introducing a unique new offer called “Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories.” It will let you transform Cinderella Castle with your PhotoPass photos using augmented reality technology, brought to life through Disney’s collaboration with Snap.Here's how it works:Step 1: Claim Your Place on Cinderella CastleWhile in Magic Kingdom park, go to Cinderella Castle and open the My Disney Experience app to see available areas where you can pin a photo. Then select an available area on Cinderella Castle.Step 2: Select Your Disney PhotoPass PhotoChoose one of your eligible photos (to be eligible, the photo must be taken by a Disney PhotoPass photographer in a picturesque theme park location). Or, use an iconic Disney photo for your memory.Step 3: Explore Memories and Share Your OwnSee the memories of family, friends and other park Guests. You can also download your memory and share it, too!  There's a one-time fee of $9.99 per memory and includes the download of your memory photo.Here's what you get for $9.99: A spot on Cinderella Castle to digitally pin a photo, which will be waiting for you (and all guests) to view during visits to Magic Kingdom Park throughout the 50th celebration and beyond (for at least three years). A video of your PhotoPass photos photos flying from the castle for downloading and sharing. The ability to download a high-resolution version of the pinned photo from your Disney PhotoPass gallery (a $16.95 value) both in its original form and a version with a special border that includes your first name. If you’re a Disney cast member, Annual Passholder, Disney Vacation Club Member, or Club 33 Member you’ll get a personalized border fora your affiliation. Over time, new sections of the castle will be released, so they'll be new spots to pin your memories. --Final Playlist and a Villain are Revealed for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOTNot surprisingly when Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind launches on May 27 it will have its own playlist to power your journey.Disney Imagineers came up with a list of more than 100 potential songs for the Starjumpers’ onboard sound system. How did they narrow it down to six? The team rode the attraction over and over again testing how various tracks fit with the spirit and the movement of the coaster. They finally settled on the following six songs in their original classic versions: “September” “Disco Inferno” “Conga” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” “I Ran” “One Way or Another” You won’t know which track you're going to hear until you blast off. Plus we now know that the theme of the ride is to help stop Eson, the Celestial villain who is trying to complete an evil plan. --Connections Café & Eatery is Now Open at EPCOTConnections Café & Eatery is open and ready to serve in the World Celebration neighborhood.The restaurant’s design includes nods to Walt Disney’s original plans for EPCOT. There are two experiences – an eatery on one side serving lunch and dinner menus, and a café and pastry shop on the other open all day long. When walking past Spaceship Earth on the way into the park, Connections Café and Eatery is on the left. Floor-to-ceiling windows give a full view of the open space featuring modern décor and tempting smells of pastries baking, fresh coffee brewing and burgers on the grill. Since World Celebration is located in the center of the park, Connections Café & Eatery offers some great views as well.A colorful mural called “Global Gathering” covers one wall and reflects the heart of the restaurant – people from around the world gathering around food. It’s one of the biggest murals Walt Disney Imagineering has ever created. Take note how the scenes blend seamlessly from sunrise to sunset.You can also see chefs at work in three show kitchens. Watch them grilling, sautéing and baking everything from burgers to pizzas and sprinkling pixie dust on fun desserts from milkshakes to waffles.Whether it's coffee or tea, you'll find it here showcasing how various cultures enjoy their favorite drinks.As always at WDW, don’t forget to look down. There are three original floor inlays inspired by Walt’s 1966 “Florida Project” site plans, where EPCOT was to serve as the “center” of Walt Disney World. These details honor Walt's original dream of EPCOT. --‘Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!’ Opening Summer 2022 at Animal Kingdom ParkThe Nemo show is getting an update: “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!” – opens this summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.The fully updated, 25-minute show incorporates live performers and puppets, along with many of the favorite songs from the original “Finding Nemo: The Musical.”In addition to a new script, the show features new set pieces and a new LED video wall designed to visually extend the world created by the physical sets on stage. We aren’t talking small set pieces either. Watch for a 32-foot-long sunken submarine and a fish tank volcano standing nearly 15 feet tall.--How to Treat Mom for Mother's Day at Disneyland and Walt Disney WorldMother’s Day May 8 is almost here and Disney chefs have put their best creations forward to celebrate. Disneyland ResortDisneyland ParkPlaza Inn Mother’s Day Brunch: Drop “inn” to enjoy a meal with family on Main Street, U.S.A. with classic American fare joined by Minnie Mouse and her friends. Reserve your spot now.Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & SpaGCH Holiday CartEnjoy various Mother's Day-themed treats including chocolate covered strawberries, macarons, and cookie shots available with milk or liqueurStorytellers Cafe Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner: Enjoy delicious dishes with the whole family with decadent flavors and characters in this brunch and dinner celebration. Reserve your spot now.Disneyland HotelGoofy’s KitchenMother’s Day Brunch and Dinner: Celebrate over tasty plates and appearances from beloved Disney friends! Reserve your spot now.Walt Disney World ResortEPCOTCoral Reef Restaurant (available on May 8) Mother’s Day Dessert: Strawberry-pistachio dome with strawberry-lemon gel and ruby chocolate powder (New)  Le Cellier Steakhouse (available on May 8) Mother’s Day Dessert: Strawberry mousseline, pistachio chiffon, strawberry jelly, caramelized chocolate crumble, and raspberry meringue (New) Sunshine Seasons (available on May 8) Mother’s Day Cupcake: Red velvet cupcake with chocolate chip fudge filling and caramel buttercreamDisney’s All-Star Movies, Music, and Sports Resorts, World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, End Zone Food Court (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11) Mother's Day Dessert: Strawberry mousse with strawberry compote and lemon curd (New)  Disney’s Art of Animation Resort , Landscape of Flavors (Mobile Order from May 4 through 11) Strawberry Bliss Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with strawberry boba topped with strawberry buttercream and white vanilla wafers with white chocolate and nonpareils (New)  Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Boma – Flavors of Africa (available on May 8) MOM-mosa: A refreshing combination of Sparkling South African Graham Beck Brut Rose, X-Fusion organic mango and passion fruit liqueur, and pomegranate juice (New) Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, BoardWalk Bakery (available on Mobile Order from May 5 through 8) Jumbo Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake, peanut butter filling, vanilla buttercream, white crispy pearls, and a white chocolate Mrs. Jumbo and Dumbo (New) Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Centertown Market & Spyglass Grill (Mobile Order from May 4 to 11) Strawberry Rose Cupcake: Rose-scented cupcake filled with strawberry rose mousse topped with strawberry buttercream and white chocolate décor (New)  Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Contempo Café (available on Mobile Order on May 8) Chocolate Strawberry Tart: Chocolate mousse tart topped with strawberry crémaux and strawberry balsamic compote (New)  Steakhouse 71 (available on May 8)Mother’s Day Brunch: Spring into the seasons with a scrumptious brunch as you celebrate your family legacy over dishes like Walt’s Prime Rib Hash, Floridian Eggs Benedict, and Bacon & Eggs. (New) Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Gasparilla’s Island Grill (Mobile Order from May 6 through 8) Mother’s Day Mimosa Cake: Golden sponge cake topped with a chocolate Cinderella slipper filled with mimosa-flavored mousse (contains alcohol) Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Capt. Cook’s (Mobile Order from May 6 through 8) Mother’s Day Sweet Treats Box: Guava macarons, a coconut macaroon with white chocolate drizzle, and a pineapple cheesecake crème puff (New) Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Everything POP Shopping & Dinning (Mobile Order from May 4 through 11) Strawberry Bliss Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with strawberry boba topped with strawberry buttercream and white vanilla wafers with white chocolate and nonpareils (New) Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside, Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory and Riverside Mill (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11) Mother’s Day Cupcake: Lemon-scented cupcake filled with fresh blueberry compote topped with vanilla buttercream and fondant flowers (New) Disney’s Riviera Resort, Le Petit Cafe (available May 8) Mini Dessert Chocolate Box: Hand-crafted chocolate box with a ganache brownie, raspberry macaron, and lemon madeleines (New) Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Roaring Fork (available on Mobile Order from May 6 through 9) Mother’s Day Cupcake: Raspberry swirl cupcake filled with raspberry custard and crispy pearls topped with lemon buttercream and chocolate and fondant décor (New) Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, The Marketplace at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace (available on Mobile Order from May 5 through 8) Sweeter Than Roses: Raspberry mousse and chocolate cake with a ruby red raspberry center and chocolate and fondant décorDisney Springs, Amorette's Patisserie (available from May 6 through 9) “I Love You Mom” Dessert: Coconut cream, chocolate mousse, and Grand Marnier jam on a coconut chiffon (New)   --Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
Will there Be a Walt Disney World Halloween Party in 2022? Will there be a Halloween Party this year? This is what's on the minds of Disney travelers right now. The debate rages on among Disney travelers as they debate whether or not Walt Disney World will hold a Halloween event of any kind in 2022.--Expedition Everest has now Reopened and is temporarily available through Genie+Expedition Everest has now reopened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, with one change: Expedition Everest has been added to Genie+ service through August 7, 2022. During this time, Lightning Lane entry will not be available as an individual, a la carte purchase.--Foodie Guide to Earth Day 2022 at Disney ParksWalt Disney World Resort and Disneyland are celebrating Earth Day and Earth Week by serving up a ton of limited-edition treats inspired by the world around us. Walt Disney World Resort Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme ParkPizzafari and Flame Tree Barbecue (available on Mobile Order through April 28) Flamingo Cupcake: Strawberry cake filled with strawberry compote and crowned with guava frosting, strawberry crisp pearls, and white-chocolate wingsDawa Bar  Lion’s Fury: Jungle juice, Red Stag Bourbon, Fireball Whiskey Floater, and a fiery glow cube (available through April 28) Tiger Tail Pale Ale: Celebrating Florida’s tiger swallowtail butterfly, this pale ale features notes of passionfruit, strawberry, and grapefruit (available through April 28)  Dino Diner (available through April 28) Sea Turtle: Frozen blue raspberry and frozen lemonade with a wave of blue cotton candy on topIsle of Java (available through April 28) Red Crowned Cane: Frozen Coke with frozen cherry and a crown of cotton candyRestaurantosaurus Lounge  Crave the Wave: vodka, blue curaçao, lemonade, and a lemon wheel (available through April 28) Tiger Tail Pale Ale: Celebrating Florida’s tiger swallowtail butterfly, this pale ale features notes of passionfruit, strawberry, and grapefruit (available through April 28) Creature Comforts and Restaurantosaurrus (available on Mobile Order through April 28)  Honey Bee Cupcake: Orange cake, honey cream filling, honey frosting, white choc honeycombTerra Treats (available through April 28) Loggerhead: Sprite and Granny Smith apple syrup over ice with a gummy worm, sugar lime rim, and souvenir glow cube (non-alcoholic)Satu'li Canteen (available on Mobile Order through April 28) Kiwi Margarita: Kiwi Monin syrup with lime juice, sour mix, and Tcorazon Tequila BlancoThirsty River Bar  Yeti Sunset: Jack Daniels, strawberry monin, and lychee lemonade (available through April 28)  Tiger Tail Pale Ale: Celebrating Florida’s tiger swallowtail butterfly, this pale ale features notes of passionfruit, strawberry, and grapefruit (available through April 28) Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge The Mara (available on April 22) Plant (Based) in Boot: Chocolate Spice Cake with Coconut Ganache in a Chocolate Boot (Plant-based) (New)  Disney’s BoardWalk Inn BoardWalk Bakery (available on Mobile Order from April 18 through 22) Garden Cupcake: Lemon cupcake with a lemon curd filling topped with vanilla buttercream and white chocolate ladybug (New) Disneyland Resort Disneyland ParkRiver Belle Terrace (available April 21 through 25)  Corn on a Cob Succotash: “Butter"-poached corn, edamame purée, chili oil (Plant-based) (New)  Plant-based Chili & Cornbread Skillet: Chili beans, corn cake, “sour cream,” and green onions (Plant-based) (New)  Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & SpaGCH Craftsman Grill (available on Mobile Order through April 30)  Earth Day Hot Dog: featuring plant-based sausage, sauteed spinach, mushrooms, and onions topped with green goddess dressing, edible flowers, and served with fruit (Plant-based) (New) --World of Color to Return with a Virtual Queue on April 22 at Disney California Adventure ParkDisney is adding a virtual queue option to help you see World of Color. The virtual queue is accessible through the Disneyland mobile app. As of April 22, distribution times for virtual queue enrolment will begin at noon every day. After you reserve a virtual spot, you will be notified through the Disneyland app approx. 45 mins before the show to enter your designated World of Color viewing area (Blue or Red).  --Foodie Guide to Nighttime Spectaculars at Disneyland Resort: The Magic ReturnsNighttime spectaculars are coming back to Disneyland so we shouldn't be surprised that there are some tasty eats and drinks to celebrate.Across both parks, Guests can enjoy delicious treats and eye-catching novelties to celebrate these spectaculars. From the Parade Macaron at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe to the Light-up Elliott Dragon Premium Bucket, these items are the foodie embodiment of these incredible entertainment must-sees.Disneyland Park Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor hosted by Dreyer’s (available on Mobile Order) Uni-cone: Banana, cherry, and pistachio ice cream in a white chocolate-dipped waffle cone with fantasy sprinklesHub Churro Cart Blueberry Looks Good on You: Blueberry-flavored sugar-dusted churro (New)  Blueberry Cheesecake Dipping Sauce: Blueberry fruit topping with cream cheese icing (New)  Fantasyland Theatre and Small World Popcorn Carts Electric Sweet & Salty Popcorn: Colorful sweet kettle corn cwith butter-flavored popcorn (New) Fantasyland and Small World Churro Carts  Electric Sprinkle Dip: Citrus buttercream frosting with sprinkles (New)  Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe (available on Mobile Order) Parade Macaron: Yellow macaron filled with honey buttercream and lemon curd topped with rainbow sprinkles and Main Street Electrical Parade drum decoration (New) Mine Cart Brownie: White chocolate-dipped dark chocolate brownie topped with sugar gems Linzer Cookie: Citrus shortbread linzer cookie with strawberry glaze Plaza Inn  Parade Confetti Bundt Cake: Confetti cake with blue sopapilla filling, cream cheese glaze, and Main Street Electrical Parade chocolate décor (New)  Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package: Plaza Inn fried chicken, smoky mac n’ cheese, oven-roasted carrots, baby wedge salad, Mickey-shaped corn bread, and berry cheesecake (only available with purchase of the dining package) (kids option also available) Refreshment Corner Hosted by Coca-Cola (available on Mobile Order)  Electric Relish Dog: All-beef hot dog, bacon, mustard cheese sauce, electric relish, and sport peppers served with a choice of a Cuties mandarin orange or small bag of chips (New)  Firefly Chips: Corn chips topped with chili, cheddar, Monterey Jack, and jalapeños Red Rose Taverne hosted by Minute Maid (available on Mobile Order) Pineapple Night Light: Fresh pineapple purée and Sprite with a glow cube (New)  Town Square Churro Cart Parade Dreams: Colorful sugar-dusted churro with fruit drizzle and rainbow candy (New) Town Square Popcorn CartElectric Pop: Brightly-colored kettle corn (New)  Available at Various Locations Throughout Disneyland Park Throughout the Summer Season:  Light-up Turtle Premium Sipper (Limit two per person, per transaction while supplies last) (New) Light-up Elliott Dragon Premium Bucket (Limit 2 per person, per trans while supplies last) (New)  Disney California Adventure Park   Paradise Gardens ParkWorld of Color Dessert Party: sweets including raspberry cookies, cheesecake, Mickey crispies.Wine Country Trattoria World of Color Dining Package: 3-course meal, including dishes like chicken parmesan, fettuccine alfredo, salmon, roasted vegetable lasagna, and tiramisu to name a few. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Storytellers CafeWorld of Color Dining Package: an all-you-care-to-enjoy dinner buffet with specialty sweets and a non-alcoholic beverage followed by reserved seating for World of Color. Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
Narcoossee's to Undergo a Refurbishment this Summer Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be unavailable as of June 18, 2022 as the restaurant undergoes refurbishment. Disney says they expect the location will re-open later in 2022 with an enhanced dining experience.  --Disneyland Forever Fireworks Spectacular Returns to Disneyland Park April 22Disneyland Resort is getting ready to “ignite the night” once again with the return of three nighttime spectaculars.It's all happening on Earth Day, April 22, 2022, when World of Color at Disney California Adventure Park and Main Street Electrical Parade and Disneyland Forever at Disneyland Park will make their long-awaited returns.“Disneyland Forever” originally debuted in 2015 for the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration and now promises a few new surprises for its "street to sky" return.As we mentioned in past news reports, when Disneyland Forever returns on April 22, it will run weekends only (Friday through Sunday). During the week “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will present a high-energy, projections-only show from Monday through Thursday until late spring (no specific date has been announced). At that time, “Disneyland Forever” fireworks will then run nightly in the summer.--Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is Offering Discounts for Fall TravelThis fall, Aulani resort on Oahu is offering a chance to save on select rooms for stays of 5 or more nights, with travel from August 23 through November 18 and November 26 through December 22, 2022.In true Disney style, the more you play, the less you pay: You can save up to 30% on select rooms for stays of 5 or more consecutive nights You can save up to 25% on select rooms for stays of 4 consecutive nights  If you book before May 4, 2022, your stay of 4 or more nights will include a $150 Resort credit.--Foodie Guide to Delicious Easter Goodies at Disney ParksIt’s time to hop on over to Disney Parks because Easter is here and with that, tons of treats are waiting to fill up your Easter baskets.There are returning classics and adorable treats to enjoy at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. As always, Disney's Easter goodies are works of art in addition to being pretty great tasting. And, to make this year even more special and festive, the popular hand-crafted Easter egg displays are back and sprinkled across at least three Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Walt Disney World Resort Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Beach Club Resort Lobby (available through April 17)Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (available through April 20 on the 4th floor)Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Lobby (available through April 18) Available at Multiple Resorts April 10 through 23  Coconut Sugar Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cake cupcake filled with pineapple topped with cream cheese buttercream and a coconut sugar bunny (available on Mobile Order) (New) Available at the following:  Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort  Sassagoula Floatworks at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter  Riverside Mill at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside  Everything Pop at Disney’s Pop Century Resort  Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, and End Zone Food Court (available on Mobile Order from April 10 through 23)  Spring Into Easter: Strawberry mousse with blueberry compote and lemon curd on vanilla cake (New) Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge The Mara (available on Mobile Order from April 10 through 17)  Raspberry Fields: Pistachio financier, raspberry gelée, lemon curd, and a white chocolate glaçage (New) Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Belle Vue Lounge (available through April 30)  Cotton Tails Daiquiri: Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Chambord liqueur, pure cane syrup, lime juice, and raspberry garnished with an orange peel (New) BoardWalk Bakery (available on Mobile Order from April 10 through 17)  Chocolate-covered Strawberry ‘Carrots’: Strawberries dipped in orange-colored white chocolate and striped to resemble carrots (New)  Easter Moon Pie: Sugar cookies with marshmallow filing, dipped in semisweet chocolate and decorated with holiday décor (New)  Coconut Macaroon Nest: Traditional giant coconut macaroon with pastel chocolate and sprinkles and crunch candy Easter eggs (New)  Cannoli: Traditional cannoli with pastel holiday décor Mickey Brownie: Ganache brownies with holiday sprinkles BoardWalk Joe’s (available through April 30)  Easter Basket: Empress Gin, Bols Crème de Banana liqueur, grenadine, and pineapple smoothie garnished with a candied marshmallow (New)  Leaping Horse (available through April 30)  The Easter Hunt: Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Midori Liqueur, and piña colada garnished with maraschino cherries and a candied marshmallow (New)  Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Spyglass Grill This location will be opening its doors once again on April 14! Coconut Sugar Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cake cupcake filled with pineapple and topped with cream cheese buttercream and a coconut sugar bunny (available April 14 through 23) Disney’s Contemporary Resort  California Grill (available on April 17) Three-course Dinner: Three-course tasting menu for the 50th Anniversary Celebration with an Easter-themed dessert enhancement (New)  Chef Mickey’s (available on April 17)  Carrot Cake Cupcakes: Mini carrot cake cupcake topped with cream cheese icing, coconut, and a sugar carrot (New)  Contempo Cafe (available on Mobile Order through April 20)  Easter Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cake filled with cream cheese icing topped with buttercream and white chocolate bunny ears (New)  Easter Chocolate Bark: Dark chocolate bark topped with jellybeans and sprinkles (New)  Easter Macarons: Assorted macarons filled with raspberry marshmallow, lemon buttercream, and dark chocolate ganache (New)  Easter Sugar Cookie Sandwich: Sugar cookies with strawberry marshmallow buttercream and sprinkles (New)  Steakhouse 71  Easter Brunch: Enjoy favorites from Steakhouse 71 breakfast and lunch menus, along with an Easter dessert available for purchase (available on April 17) (New)  Seasonal Pancakes: Lemon-blueberry ricotta pancakes (New) Disney’s Coronado Springs ResortBarcelona Lounge Bird of Paradise Refresher: Strawberry, lemonade, passionfruit juice and passionfruit boba on ice (non-alcoholic) (New)  Cinnamon Twist Cold Brew: Cold brew coffee, sweet cream, and cinnamon syrup topped with cinnamon whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon dust (non-alcoholic) (New) Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Gasparilla Island Grill (available on Mobile Order through April 18)  Peanut Butter Bunny Cookie: Peanut butter cookie cup with buttercream, sugar bunny, and spring sprinkles (New)  Bunny Blondie Pop: Brown butter blondie with mini chocolate chips, and dried cherries enrobed in white chocolate to resemble a bunny (New)  Spring Birds Nest Donut: Chocolate sponge cake donut glazed and garnished with a crunchy chocolate nest and sugar eggs (New)  Narcoossee’s (available on April 17) Easter Overlay on Existing DessertsThe Grand Cottage at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Lobby (available through April 18)  Offerings including the Carrot Blondie Pop, The Grand Combo, Carrot Coffee Cake, Grand Egg, Artisan Marshmallows, Confetti Cake Popcorn, Mickey Whoopie Pie, Crispy Rice Egg, Baby Chick Cupcake, Spring Garden Dessert, Hot Cross Buns, Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookie, Dark Chocolate Bunny, and Raspberry Minnie FudgeDisney’s Old Key West Resort  Good’s Food to Go  Spring Time Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with lemon curd topped with strawberry buttercream and a butterfly white chocolate garnish and springtime quins (available April 12 through June 10) (New)  Carrot Cake: Carrot cake with cream cheese icing and white chocolate carrot garnish (available April 12 through 17) (New)  Easter Chick Brownie: Fudge brownie with dark and white chocolate garnish to look like a hatching chick (available April 12 through 17) (New) Olivia’s Cafe (available April 16 through 17)  Easter Dessert Trio: A trio of mini desserts including fruit tart, chocolate cupcake with Easter quins, and a strawberry lemon bar (New) Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Capt. Cook’s (available on Mobile Order from April 10 through 17)  Hoppy Easter Cupcake: Vanilla cupcake with raspberry fluff filling, buttercream, chocolate easter bunny, and jellybeans (New)  Easter Bunny Dome Cake: Carrot dome cake, cream cheese filling, white chocolate glaçage, buttercream, and rice paper butterfly  Pineapple Lanai (available April 16 through 18)   Easter Soft-serve: Pink vanilla soft-serve with toasted marshmallow flavors topped with Easter sprinklesDisney’s Riviera Resort Le Petit Cafe (available April 16 through 17)  Strawberry Milk Chocolate Bunny: Milk chocolate mousse filled with strawberry cheesecake (New)  Topolino’s Terrace (available April 16 through 17)   Caramel Cream Easter Egg: Vanilla mousse, caramel center, dark chocolate shell, pistachio crumble, and chocolate sorbet (New) Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa The Artist’s Palette (available on Mobile Order from April 12 through 17)  Easter Chick Brownie: Fudge brownie with dark and white chocolate garnish to look like a hatching chick (New)  Carrot Cake Cupcake: Carrot cake cupcake with roasted pineapple filling topped with cream cheese icing and pastel-colored white chocolate bunny (New)  Easter Bundt Cake: Confetti bundt cake filled with a white chocolate mousse and green grass buttercream topped with colorful jellybeans (New) Disney’s Wilderness Lodge  Roaring Fork (available on Mobile Order)  Chocolate Bunny: Dark chocolate bunny with Easter quins and jellybeans (available April 16 through 17) (New)  Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cupcake with cream cheese icing topped with a white chocolate confetti cake pop bunny (available April 16 through 18) (New)  Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club ResortThe Beach Club Marketplace and The Market at Ale and Compass (available on Mobile Order through April 17)  Easter Cupcake: Mickey vanilla cupcake filled with vanilla mousse and decorated like a bouquet of flowers Mickey & Minnie Easter Eggs: Chocolate Easter egg decorated to look like Mickey and Minnie with a Happy Easter tag Trio of Fudge: Strawberry fudge, orange white chocolate fudge, and a rich dark chocolate fudge (New) Easter Chocolate Cookie Lollipop: An Easter chocolate cookie sandwich lollipop (New)  Cookies & Cream Cheesecake: Cookies and cream flavored cheesecake with a dark chocolate cookie crumble base, ganache, cookie crumbles, and modeling chocolate bunny décor (New)  Robin’s Egg Blueberry Macaroons: Three large robin-colored macaroons filled with a ring of blueberry ganache, and a blueberry jam center on a crispy chocolate nest (New)  Lemon Crinkle Cookies: A pack of three brightly colored lemon-flavored crinkle cookies Disney Springs Amorette's Patisserie (available April 14 through 17)  Easter Trifle: Carrot cake, cream cheese mousse, carrot cake croutons, and malted Easter eggs (New) The Ganachery (available April 1 through 17)  Bourbon Boozy Bunnies: Chocolate bunnies filled with sipping chocolate and bourbon (non-alcohol version available) Minnie Easter Piñata: Chocolate sphere filled with candied Easter eggs Sprinkles (available April 11 through 17)   Easter Fancy Sprinkle: Birthday cake topped with vanilla buttercream and finished with exclusive Easter sprinkles Chocolate Bunny: Dark chocolate cake, chocolate ganache core, chocolate cream cheese frosting topped with a ladle of chocolate ganache (New)  Disney’s Vero Beach ResortWind and Waves Grill (available on April 17)  Easter Brunch: Includes house-made hot cross buns, chicken and waffles, Monte Cristo sandwiches, omelet station, brunch beverage specials, and more!Disneyland Resort Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa GCH Craftsman Grill (available through April 17)  Easter Donut: Vanilla cake donut dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with Easter carrot décor (New)  Easter Cupcake: Coconut cupcake with pineapple buttercream (New) GCH Holiday Cart (available through April 17)  Mickey-shaped Bunny Cereal Treat: Crisped rice dipped in white chocolate with coconut tail (New) Easter Carrot Cake Loaf: Carrot cake with cream cheese icing (New)  Mickey-shaped Easter Basket Cookie: Vanilla sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate and decorated with royal icing and jellybeans (New) Easter Treat Box: Includes sugar cookies with Easter sprinkles, dulce Easter cookies, and Easter chocolate bark (New) Easter Egg Mickey Cookie: Vanilla sugar cookie dipped in white chocolate layered with apricot jam (New) Minnie Bunny Ears Cookie: Vanilla sugar cookie dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with chocolate and rolled fondant (New) Easter Yogurt Mini Pretzel Bag (New) Easter Chocolate Bunny (New) Easter Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot (available with milk or liqueur) (New) Easter Double Chocolate Cookie Shot (available with milk or liqueur) (New) Storytellers Cafe (available April 17) Easter Buffet: Enjoy a delicious buffet with the whole family and even some special character appearances.  Disneyland Hotel Goofy’s Kitchen (available April 17) Easter Buffet: Indulge in delicious dishes at this fun-filled feast with characters.Downtown Disney District Sprinkles (available April 11 through 17)  Easter Fancy Sprinkle: Birthday cake topped with vanilla buttercream and finished with exclusive Easter sprinkles Chocolate Bunny: Dark chocolate cake, chocolate ganache core, chocolate cream cheese frosting topped with a ladle of chocolate ganache (New) Catal Restaurant (available April 16 through 17)  Easter Special Two-course Brunch: Choose from items like smoked salmon, chilaquiles, or Monte Cristo to name a few!--Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Returns Summer 2022Get ready to welcome back another old favorite as the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue returns this summer to Walt Disney World. Reservations will be available starting May 26 for showtimes beginning June 23.The Pioneer Hall Players lead the way on this frontier-style family fun dining experience in Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. First debuting in 1974, Hoop-Dee-Doo is a rousing Wild West performance, featuring singing, old style comedy with lots of fun (including audience participation). The food is also great, featuring fried chicken, smoked BBQ ribs, a variety of savory sides and even strawberry shortcake for dessert.This show is the longest running performance at Walt Disney World. When it returns, Hoop-Dee-Doo will have a few updates to its script and scenery, while staying true to the treasured experience that it’s been known for all these years.--  Olaf Will be Pleased, as Hugs are Back across the Disney travel universeAs early as April 18, Disney will start reintroducing traditional character greetings at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, as well as aboard Disney Cruise Line and at Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii. What does this mean? You will once again be able to hug Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and more friends, and get an autograph from your favorite Disney Princess (or villain). To manage expectations, Disney notes that not all locations will be available immediately for character interaction, but they are planning to reopen in phases throughout the spring and early summer of 2022.--Late-Breaking News:Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Roller Coaster Debuts on May 27In an early gift of summer, Disney announced that the Cosmic Rewind coaster at EPCOT will officially debut on May 27, 2022. While the coaster itself promises to have elements of Crush's Coaster from Disneyland Paris, there is also a pre-show. As the story goes, Xandarians are coming to Earth and building the first “other-world” showcase pavilion at EPCOT, called the Wonders of Xandar pavilion. Guests will learn more about their technology and culture as they move through the pavilion, and discover how our two cultures are similar in so many ways.We will report more details as they emerge in future episodes. So stay tuned to 1923 Main Street as the news comes in.--2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Begins July 14The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is returning to Walt Disney World Resort this summer, from July 14 through November 19, 2022.It will be back with everything that you know and love about the festival and we will share full details on the event as it draws nearer. But if you plan to attend, you now know the dates!--Connections Café and Eatery Opening SoonConnections Café and Eatery will soon open its doors at EPCOT. This new dining experience embraces cultures from around the world and will bring them to life in true EPCOT fashion. Here is a preview of the menu for this highly anticipated restaurant. It's a casual quick-service restaurant with a global culinary feel.If you love burgers, there's the French Bistro Burger with caramelized onions, bacon and brie, or the Southwestern Burger featuring a roasted chipotle-corn salsa and guacamole spread. That's not all, you can also enjoy the Vietnamese-inspired Banh Mi Burger or the Greek-inspired Mediterranean Burger.For a lighter option, there are salads inspired by French and Chinese cuisines. The Niçoise-style Salad is packed with potatoes, white and green beans and olives drizzled with a delicious Dijon vinaigrette. For an Asian flare, the General Tso Chicken Salad features ingredients like broccoli slaw, red bell pepper, mandarin oranges and crispy wontons.There are four types of pizza as well, including a classic Meatball Pizza and a plant-based Curry Spice Pizza topped with carrots, potato, peas and lime “yogurt.”And for the little ones there's a Grilled Chicken Bao or classics like the Chicken Nuggets Basket or Cheeseburger.Connections Eatery will also have a dessert-style dish: the Liege Waffle. This treat is made with brioche yeast dough stuffed with pearl sugar and finished with tasty toppings.For the milkshake lover, there are two options: A Mango-Coconut Milk Shake topped off with a pomegranate molasses drizzle, and the delectable Apple Pie Gelato Shake.Both adults and kids can enjoy specialty beverages at Connections Eatery. The Watermelon-Mint Agua Fresca is alcohol-free. For adults there are multiple wines and draft beers available, along with the Cucumber and Thai Basil Cooler, a specialty cocktail filled with freshness and flavor.As a reminder, Connections Café is the future home of Starbucks at EPCOT.--Exclusive Merchandise and Enchanting Memories Await Aboard the Disney WishThe Disney Wish will feature an elegant retail district that runs between the Grand Hall and the Walt Disney Theatre on deck 3. On either side of this shop-lined promenade, five distinct outlets will offer exclusive Disney merchandise and luxury gifts like jewelry, watches and accessories.One of these shops, Treasures Untold, will be the go-to destination for signature Disney Cruise Line collectibles, including the largest selection of Pandora Jewelry ever, plus limited-time Artist Spotlight collections and guest-favorite Dooney & Bourke handbags.In a new location on deck 5, returning Disney cruisers will find a familiar sight: Mickey’s Mainsail, a fleet mainstay filled with Disney Cruise Line themed souvenirs and gifts, plus even more Disney Wish exclusives — like the special-edition Loungefly mini-backpack and headband above. And on the upper decks, Dory’s Forget-Me-Knots will feature swimwear, water-play gear and fun graphic tees inspired by favorite Disney stories.--Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
Disney H2O Glow After Hours Returns this Summer to Typhoon LagoonA new H20 Glow After Hours is coming to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. The fun-filled after-hours event returns on Memorial Day Weekend.Guests of Disney Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels as well as Shades of Green can purchase tickets to H2O Glow right now, with tickets going on sale to the general public on April 1. There is limited capacity, so if you're interested in going, don't delay.The after-hours party features vibrant décor, high-energy DJ dance parties, exclusive glow-themed menu offerings and more. Attendees receive a glowing wristband and tasty snacks like popcorn and select ice-cream treats to enjoy throughout the evening.Disney H20 Glow After Hours takes place between 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. every Saturday night from May 28 to August 27, giving Guests three glowing hours in the water park after gates close. Guests with tickets for the exclusive party can even enter Typhoon Lagoon as early as 6 p.m.-- Eggstravaganza at Disneyland ResortCelebrate the springtime Easter tradition of Eggstravaganza — a special “egg” hunt throughout the Disneyland Resort from March 31 to April 17, 2022.To take part you buy a game board and stickers for $9.99* (plus tax) at select shops throughout Disneyland Resort. There are three different game boards, depending on where you want to play: one each at Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and at Downtown Disney District.Explore for special hidden “eggs” painted as Disney characters, then check off your discoveries by placing the corresponding sticker on the themed Eggstravaganza game board.Whether they choose to hunt for eggs or not, you can return their game board to collect your rewards – one of six collectible eggs! Redemption locations include Plaza Point at Disneyland Park, Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park, and Disney’s Pin Traders and World of Disney at Downtown Disney District, while supplies last. --New Merchandise Location, Treasures of Xandar, Coming to Wonders of Xandar pavilion at EPCOTNew details have been released about the EPCOT's first other-world pavilion, the Wonders of Xandar pavilion, part of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy addition. Treasures of Xandar will be a merchandise shop operated by “The Broker,” a proud Xandarian who is bringing his locally-famous shop to EPCOT. This out-of-this-galaxy shop will feature treasures acquired during travels across the galaxy, as well as items that pay tribute to the planet Xandar and the Guardians of the Galaxy.--Discover the Magic of Our Planet During Earth Week Celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom ParkFrom April 18-24 you can connect with the magic of nature through family-friendly experiences and special offerings at Animal Kingdom Park. Learn more about animal species the Disney Conservation Fund is working to protect. Try your hand at drawing as Disney artists at The Animation Experience guide you step by step to bring your favorite Disney characters to life using real animals for inspiration. Each animal represents some of the amazing stories of conservation work Disney is doing around the world. There is also a limited-time Wilderness Explorer activity that rewards Guests with an Earth Day Nature badge. On Discovery Island, watch for a special Disney Character Cruise on Discovery River. And throughout the park, Disney PhotoPass magic will have new frames featuring Wall-E and Eve from “Wall-E.” A limited-edition Earth Day 2022 trading pin is also available along with other specialty merchandise and custom food and drinks. --New Bookable Experiences at the Hotels of the Disneyland ResortNew limited-time offerings bring a taste of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival to two Disneyland hotels with new seminars, tastings and more.Education and Tasting Seminars - April 19Learn from industry experts during an educational tasting seminar at the Grand Californian Craftsman Bar.Winemaker Reception – April 6Enjoy an exclusive Winemaker Reception at the Rose Court Garden at the Disneyland Hotel, with tastings of acclaimed wines from Silver Oak and Twomey.--Upcoming Refurbishments at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Disney's Vero Beach ResortThe high Rock Springs Pool and On the Rocks Pool Bar at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will be unavailable from January through late March 2023 while the pool undergoes refurbishment. The lobby at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will undergo a refurbishment from mid-April through late May 2022. During this time, the lobby will remain operational and Cast Members will be present to help direct Guests to the check-in location.--Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
What's it Like to Visit Walt Disney World Right Now?Walt Disney World is pretty much back to normal in many ways. Masks are a thing of the past. In fact, we felt like the only guests wearing masks at all. We still required a negative Covid test to board a plane home, so we had to be extra careful (although this mandate for Canada is set to expire on April 1, 2022). It's very rare to see a mask on guests at Walt Disney World, except on monorails and buses, where they are still required (although we feel that this mandate won't be here for much longer.As Walt Disney World continues to emerge from the pandemic, there are still some things that are catching up. For example, there are not boats running from Disney's Contemporary Resort. This is because Disney World lost a large number of boat captains over the pandemic and they are currently trying to hire and train new captains as quickly as possible. On a related note, we were told that the SeaRaycer mini speedboats would not be back. Apparently, the boats sat around for too long over the pandemic and simply got gummed up and required too much service to make the fleet worth keeping. We don't believe they will be replaced based on our discussions with Disney Cast Members.Is Lightning Lane Better than FastPass+?In short, no.Disney's Genie + and Lightning Lane make visiting the parks at Walt Disney World much more challenging and frustrating versus previous methods of FastPass and FastPass+. We share full details in the episode, along with some tips and tricks for how to make the most of the current Lightning Lane and Individual Lightning Lane.Disney World Rides and Attractions Continue to Experience DowntimeConsistent with what we had been hearing before this visit, many Disney rides and attractions continue to experience more downtime than was previously "normal" for Walt Disney World. Once again, we believe that this is due to staffing challenges and hopefully this will be remedied once Walt Disney World returns to more robust Cast Member staffing levels. This was particularly noticeable on things like the Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic Special Event. When you only have three hours in a park (in this case, Epcot), having Ratatouille down and Spaceship Earth down and Frozen Ever After experiencing issues etc., it's not a good thing. It led to longer lines at the few attractions that were open and overall was a poor experience as a result.In other Disney Travel News...Connections Café Will Be the New Home of Starbucks at EPCOTThis spring, Connections Café will become the new home of Starbucks at EPCOT. Like other Starbucks locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort, this Starbucks will be designed to fit the theme of its surroundings.To make way for Starbucks to move to its new location in World Celebration, Traveler’s Café in World Showcase will close this spring.  Facemask Requirement Dropped for Disney SkylinerAs of March 16, face coverings are now optional for fully vaccinated guests on the Disney Skyliner. Face coverings will also be optional for fully vaccinated guests on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.At this time, face coverings remain required by all Guests (ages 2 and up) on monorails and Disney buses.Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
A Look at the Newest Entertainment at Magic Kingdom ParkMagic Kingdom Park has more favorites returning, plus new entertainment filling the streets and the castle stage as part of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration.“Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” is newly enhanced that features characters from “Frozen,” “The Princess and the Frog” and more as they join Mickey Mouse and all his friends in a musical extravaganza on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage. The opening and finale of the show feature a new song and sparkling EARidescent fashions designed exclusively for the 50th. The Festival of Fantasy parade is now back – with not one, but two runs each day! Of course the show features the fire-breathing Maleficent dragon – along with just about every major Disney character favorite.And sharing the same parade route is the recently launched Adventure Friends Cavalcade. It takes over the Magic Kingdom streets several times a day with nearly 30 of your favorite Disney and Pixar friends including Moana, Nick and Judy from “Zootopia” and Miguel from “Coco.”--More Experiences Added to Disney Genie+ ServiceTwo new experiences are now available in Disney Genie+ : Magic Kingdom: Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Disney’s Hollywood Studios: See Disney Stars at Red Carpet Dreams --Connections Café and Eatery Opens This Spring at EPCOTConnections Café and Eatery recently celebrated a new milestone, with the installation of the first of five marquees. While no date has been announced, the restaurant will open at some point this spring giving EPCOT visitors a new fast-casual restaurant and adjoining café. It is in the World Celebration neighborhood of EPCOT.The name Connections Cafe was inspired by the core EPCOT idea of “connecting”– by the common bond we share over food and the gathering of people across cultures.-- Update on Hawai‘i’s Safe Travels Program & Safe Access Oahu ProgramStarting March 26, 2022, Hawaii's Safe Travels program will end, meaning passengers arriving from within the U.S. will no longer have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-travel negative test result upon arrival to Hawaii in order to avoid quarantine. However, international passengers still have to follow the travel requirements put in place by the federal government, so testing is still required. If you are traveling from outside the U.S., remember to check before flying.Also, Honolulu’s Safe Access Oahu program has also ended, and visitors no longer have to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to dine on property.What hasn't changed: the State of Hawaii still has a face covering mandate for all indoor locations. At Disney Aulani Resort, face coverings are required for each Guest age 2 and up, and must be worn in all indoor locations, including Laniwai - A Disney Spa, except when actively eating or drinking while stationary and maintaining appropriate physical distancing. Face coverings are optional in outdoor common areas at Aulani Resort.--Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
Don’t Miss The Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Festival: March 11-17St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and the annual Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival is back this year from March 11-17 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant. Enjoy the very best of Irish talent, a variety of beers and cocktails, classic Irish fare and more. This festival is a can’t-miss experience! Irish Fare & BrewsNew on the menu this year is a locally crafted seltzer, called “So Berry Les.” The name is a special tribute to John Cooke’s (co-owner of Raglan Road Pub and Cooke’s of Dublin) father Les, who found himself in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a strawberry-buying record in 1977. So Berry Les was crafted in collaboration with Crooked Can Brewing Co. in Winter Garden, Florida, and is a light and refreshing hard seltzer infused with local Florida strawberry and Key Lime juice. There are also several Irish beer flights and, of course, the classic Guinness.Live EntertainmentRaglan Road is flying in some top talent from Ireland including Jig Jam; the Lisa Canny Band; and Emerald Shore. Of course, the fan-favorite Raglan Road Irish Dancers will also be performing throughout the festival.If you really want to get into the spirit, there will also be a face painter, plus giveaways, merchandise at the shop and more. Note: On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, Raglan Road will open at 10 a.m., seating guests on a first-come, first-served basis, with a $20 cover charge for guests 18 and older. For those planning to celebrate during the other festival dates from March 11-16, reservations are encouraged.--In Honor of Women's History Month: 'Celebrate HER Story' at Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World Resort is celebrating Women’s History Month with “Celebrate HER Story” where they put the spotlight on cherished Disney character heroines and female Cast Members who are making positive impacts. Special Selfie Backdrops across Walt Disney World Resort: Unique photo-silhouette backdrops showcase strong female Disney characters. You'll find them across the property – from Disney Springs to more than 20 Disney Resort hotels. Find them, snap a selfie with your favorite heroine, and share on social media using the tag #CelebrateHERStory.At Disney Springs on Friday and Saturday nights a female DJ will lead a Disney sing-along for families on the AdventHealth Waterside Stage. The playlist will feature songs by some of Disney’s most beloved female characters. Plus various female performers will be featured most nights throughout March.At Magic Kingdom Park special sweet offerings will pay tribute to female Disney Imagineers whose work has greatly influenced and impacted Walt Disney World Resort: At Liberty Square Market it's the Madame Leota Cupcake inspired by Leota Toombs: Chocolate-cherry cake filled with black cherry-lime cream finished with blackberry buttercream At Friar’s Nook, “it’s a small world” Cupcake inspired by Mary Blair: Lemon funfetti cake, blue raspberry buttercream, and vanilla-lemon buttercream And, on food carts on Main Street, U.S.A., you will find the Cinderella Castle Mosaic Cupcake inspired by Dorothea Redmond: Champagne-flavored cake filled with fresh raspberry champagne compote, finished with gold champagne buttercream, mosaic tile sprinkles and chocolate garnish At two Disney Resort hotels you'll find specialties inspired by the women of “Encanto.”At Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, discover: Chorizo Arepas: Cheese arepas topped with chorizo, red pepper and onion-egg scramble, arugula, and sliced avocado Mirabel Cupcake: Cinnamon cupcake filled with custard and topped with coconut buttercream, toasted coconut, and Mirabel-inspired fondant garnishes Also at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, you can enjoy: Luisa Push-Up Cake Pop: Layers of vanilla cake and tres leches pastry cream topped with a doughnut hole ‘boulder’ Encanto Cholado: Crushed ice topped with sliced fresh fruit, sweetened condensed milk and shredded coconut At Disney Springs: Select locations will showcase signature food and drinks.Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will showcase inspired dishes created by female chefs: Nona’s Home-Style Meatballs presented by Sous Chef Lori Tiritilli: Italian meatballs with Sunday gravy, basil pesto, and scratch-made lemon ricotta, grilled focaccia crostini, grated pecorino cheese Carne Frita con Tostones presented by Sous Chef Natalie Floyd: Crispy pork shoulder tostones, pickled onions, citrus aioli Tempt your sweet tooth by heading over to Amorette’s Patisserie to enjoy:“The Passion of My Life” Dessert presented by Pastry Chef Yoly Lazo Colon: Pineapple, mango and toasted coconut mousse, coconut chiffon cake, white chocolate crisp pearls and infused passion fruit glacageOr, visit The Ganachery to discover a treat inspired by a fierce female Padawan:Lady Tano Pop, a concept by Chocolatier Katie Dodge presented by Chef Chocolatier Amanda Lauder: Plant-based coconut and blueberry swirled ganache topped with dark 65% chocolateStories and HeroinesAll month long the Play Disney Parks App will feature a special “Women of Imagineering” trivia game highlighting current and former female Disney Imagineers and the contributions they have made to The Walt Disney Company. The celebration even extends to Disney MobileMagic Service, where passes featuring exclusive new designs showcase favorite female characters like Edna Mode, Mrs. Incredible, Minnie Mouse and more. These special passes will be available throughout March.At EPCOT: Explore two exhibits spotlighting female trailblazers: “Rally of the Gazelles (Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc)” is an immersive vignette found in the Morocco pavilion. It highlights the country’s all-female off-road race, where navigation skills, determination and teamwork mean the difference between getting ahead and going off-course. “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” is an exhibit found in the American Adventure pavilion. It showcases authentic, historical Native artifacts alongside contemporary works of American Indian art. --The First-Ever Disney Junior Fun Fest is Coming to Disney California Adventure Park for One Day OnlyThe first-ever Disney Junior Fun Fest is a one-day event celebrating the entertaining and music-filled stories from Disney Junior. It takes place at Disney California Adventure Park from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022.The one-day event will include sneak peeks at upcoming Disney Junior series, special announcements, surprise appearances, a “Doc McStuffins” stage show highlighting 10 years of the beloved series, plus the “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party,” a hands-on cupcake decorating course inspired by the new Disney Junior series. This fun “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party” experience for junior chefs is also being offered throughout Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival March 4 – April 26.In the morning there will be a cavalcade of Disney Junior characters and throughout the day there will be main stage attractions with games, trivia and music to keep preschoolers and their families singing and dancing. --Sweet Treats at Disney's Hollywood Studios: Indulgent Spring FlavorsDisney’s Hollywood Studios chefs are getting into the spring spirit with some decadent treats crafted especially for those with a sweet tooth.  At Hollywood Scoops, the Orange Blossom Shake has everything you need to stay cool. This orange and cream milkshake is beautiful (and tasty), topped with whipped cream and an orange-scented donut. The Beauty and the Beast Rose isat Catalina Eddie’s. This dark chocolate mousse with a taste of black currant and Morello cherry sits atop a chocolate shortbread cookie, whipped cookies, and cream fluff, and is gorgeously topped with gilded chocolate covered cocoa nibs. At Rosie’s All-American Café, the S’mores Cupcake features chocolate and marshmallows on a cupcake. This fudge-filled chocolate cupcake, is topped with graham cracker buttercream, toasted marshmallows, and even a mini chocolate bar. The Trolley Car Café features a Chocolate-covered Apple, a dark chocolate and peanut butter crunch dipped Granny Smith apple with marshmallow ears.  ABC Commissary has not one but two delicious desserts – one minty and one tropical-tasting. First up, the Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, topped with dark chocolate ganache and whipped mint chocolate chip cream. Also at ABC Commissary is the Tropical Tart. This is a mango passionfruit curd-filled graham cracker tart topped with whipped raspberry vanilla bean panna cotta, toasted coconut, and dehydrated strawberry and passionfruit.  PizzeRizzo is joining in on the spring fun with the Strawberry Cheesecake Cannoli. This white chocolate and rainbow sprinkled dipped cannoli shell filled with whipped strawberry cheesecake is a must-try.And last but not least, Woody’s Lunch Box has the newest addition to their sweet selections – the Banana Fudge Lunch Box Tart. This peanut butter and chocolate fudge stuffed pastry is coated with banana fondant, banana chips, and rainbow sprinkles.Disney and Pixar ‘Turning Red’ Special Treats at Walt Disney WorldDisney Springs Amorette’s Patisserie (available March 11 through March 31; limited offering per day)Amorette’s Turning Red Mini Dome Cake: Based off the classic Canadian dessert – the Nanaimo Bar – this dome cake has layers of chocolate brownie, coconut, nuts, vanilla custard, and semi-sweet chocolate.EPCOTCanada Popcorn Cart (available March 1 through May 31)Pand-Ade: Coconut-Pomegranate Lemonade with Pomegranate Boba Pearls Le Cellier Steakhouse (available March 1 through May 31) Beef Stir Fry Poutine: Fresh-cut Fries, Canadian Cheddar, Stir-fry Beef, and Gravy with Asian Flavors Shrimp & Pork Dumplings: Pickled Cucumber, Sesame-Soy Drizzle, and Crispy Noodles (available March 1 through May 31)Turning Red Cake: Citrus and Vanilla Chiffon Cake with Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Strawberries (available March 1 through May 31)--Masks Now Optional Indoors on Disney Cruise ShipsMasks are optional as of March 11, 2022 on Disney Cruise Line in most indoor locations throughout the ships.--Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
Disneyland Resort announced return dates for its nighttime shows plus a few new surprisesOn April 22, 2022, the Main Street Electrical Parade and Disneyland Forever fireworks will return to Disneyland Park and World of Color will return to Disney California Adventure Park. Fantasmic! will return to Disneyland park on May 28, 2022.The Main Street Electrical Parade will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and to honor this milestone the Disney team is adding an all-new enchanted grand finale that celebrates the theme of togetherness.Inspired by both the original design of Main Street Electrical Parade” floats and the art style on “it’s a small world,” the new grand finale brings to life more than a dozen Disney Animation and Pixar stories. These stories will be interpreted in thousands of sparkling lights and electro-magnetic music with unique representations of beloved characters as animated dolls.Stories will include Encanto, The Jungle Book, Raya and the Last Dragon, Aladdin, Coco, Mulan, Brave, The Princess and the Frog and more. When Disneyland Forever returns on April 22 it will only run weekends (Friday through Sunday). Mickey’s Mix Magic will present its projections-only show during the week (Monday through Thursday) until late spring. Disneyland Forever fireworks will then run nightly in the summer. World of Color and Fantasmic! will return to their regular schedule when they reopen. Foodie Guide to the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Blooming March 2The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival runs from March 2 through July 4.Here is the complete list from nearly 20 outdoor kitchens, plus our top pick from what EPCOT chefs have put together for you in 2022.Amelia's must-try picks are noted with an asterisk *Mike's must-try picks are noted with a dagger †Flavor Full Kitchen (Between Imagination! and Refreshment Port) Food Items: Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread (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 (Near Test Track) Food Items: Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) 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 (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) † Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with cream cheese frosting and candied bacon* Beverages: Froot Loops Shake (non-alcoholic) Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with milk, rum and coffee liqueur, and vanilla vodka The Honey Bee-stro Food Items: Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with jalapeños, bacon, and house-made whipped honey butter (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) * Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread with whipped honey-ricotta cheese, marinated vegetables, and goat cheese 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) (Limit 2 per guest) Lemonade Mead Orange Blossom Honey Wine Honey-Peach Freeze with Blueberry Vodka The Citrus Blossom (Near Port of Entry)Food Items: NEW! Crispy Mojo Marinated Pork Belly, Avocado Cream, Corn Salsa, Salsa Verde, and Plantain Chips (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  Tuna Tataki Bowl with spicy yuzu glaze, mango, avocado, and pappadam crisp NEW! Grapefruit Tart: Grapefruit curd, lychee jam, ginger mousse, and yuzu cream Beverages: Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic) (Limit 2 per guest) Key Lime Hibiscus Ale Orange Peel Ale Citrus Honey Cream Ale Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy Beer Flight Refreshment Port (Near Canada)Food Items: House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers Poutine (Plant-based) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  Beverages:  Salted Cucumber Apple Hard Cider Lavender Martini: Vodka with lavender and lemon Pineapple Promenade (Near Port of Entry)*Food Items: Spicy Hot Dog with pineapple chutney and plantain chips DOLE Whip (Plant-based)  Beverages: Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic) DOLE Whip with Fanta (non-alcoholic) Tropical Hefe Wheat Ale Fresh Pressed Mango, Pineapple, and Guava Wheat Ale Hazy Pebbles Fruity Hazy Milkshake Violet Lemonade Ale Sparkling Pineapple Wine DOLE Whip topped with mango cream liqueur Pineapple Beer Flight Trowel & Trellis (Near Disney Traders)Food Items: Grilled Baby Vegetables with hummus cream and red pepper coulis (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)  Impossible Sausage and Kale Soup (Plant-based) Boneless Impossible Korean Short Rib with cilantro-lime rice, Danmuji slaw, and Kimchee Mayonnaise (Plant-based) † NEW! Chocolate Cake with whipped cassis mousse, raspberry gelato, and fresh raspberries (Plant-based)  Beverages: Twinings Energizing Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea (non-alcoholic) Bloom Hazy IPA Twinings Energizing Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea with lime vodka served in a mason jar Refreshment OutpostFood Items: Pineapple Skewer with tajin seasoning (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based)  Tangerine soft-serve Beverages: Tangerine Cream Ale Blueberry Lemonade Hard Cider Organic Blonde Ale with passion fruit 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: Hugo Lager Premium Pilsner Raspberry Radler Apfelschaumwein: Sparkling wine and apple liqueur Beer Flight Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)Food: Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, mussels, crawfish, potatoes, corn, and Andouille sausage NEW! Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Andouille sausage and BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain & Wild Rice † Grilled Oysters with Cajun butter (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) House-made Boudin Bites featuring BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain White Rice Pecan Praline (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Beverages: Bayou Cocktail: Spiced rum, coconut rum, fruit punch, and Minute Maid orange juice Orange Coriander Wheat Ale American Light Ale Double IPA Beer Flight Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco) Food Items: NEW! Mediterranean Flatbread with Za’atar, artichokes, olives, mozzarella, and feta cheese Vanilla, Rose Water, and Pistachio Panna Cotta Beverages: Pomegranate Mimosa Ginger and Elderberry Ale Pomegranate Hard Cider Blackberry Mint Mead Flight La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)Food: Arepas topped with melted queso fresco (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Arepa topped with shrimp, crushed avocado ají, and tomato sauce (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) NEW! Arepa topped with chorizo*† NEW! Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) Beverages: NEW! Tropical Breeze: Lemonade, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup (non-alcoholic) Coconut Key Lime Ale Tropical Perception White Sangria NEW! Tropical Breeze with rum EPCOT Farmers Feast (Near Test Track)Food Items: Early Bloom Menu (available March 2 through April 9) NEW! Chilled Potato and Leek Soup “Vichyssoise” with chive oil and crispy leeks (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) NEW! Char-grilled Bison Ribe-Eye with creamy leek fondue, roasted carnival cauliflower, Romanesco and port wine-goat cheese butter (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) † NEW! Goat Cheese Creamsicle Pop: Goat cheese Crémeux, orange cream, olive oil cake, cranberry sauce, and praline † Springtime Menu (available April 10 through May 21) NEW! Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta with marinated peppers, zucchini, squash, artichokes, goat cheese, and balsamic glaze on grilled ciabatta Herb-crusted Spring Lamb with marble potatoes, spring vegetables, and red wine butter sauce Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake with crème fraîche whipped cream* Summer Solstice Menu (available May 22 through July 4) Tomato and Cornbread Panzanella with burrata cheese and fresh basil* Barbecue Seared Pork Tenderloin with summer succotash, herb butter, and grapefruit vinaigrette (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) NEW! A Whole Lotta Melon: Feta cheesecake with watermelon curd, pickled watermelon rind, watermelon caramel, and compressed watermelon (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Beverages (available throughout the Festival): Raspberry Lemon Verbena Whole-Leaf-Steeped Sparkling Hard Tea Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring hibiscus gin Cider House (United Kingdom)Food Items:  NEW! BLT Scone with Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, sundried tomato, and basil Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with whipped cream Beverages: Pink Lemonade Hard Cider Watermelon Hard Cider Triple Jam Hard Cider Pure Brewed Organic Lager Snakebite: Triple jam hard cider and pure brewed organic lager Cider Flight Northern Bloom (Canada)  Food Items:  Seared Scallops with French green beans, butter potatoes, brown butter vinaigrette, and applewood-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) Blonde Ale Blueberry Fruit Beer Apricot with Maple Syrup Blonde Ale Maple Popcorn Shake with maple rye whisky Beer Flight Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)Food Items: NEW! Enchilada de Mole Negro: Chipotle chicken in a corn tortilla with mole negro, avocado mousse, crema Mexicana, and queso fresco (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) NEW! Taco Vampiro: Barbacoa beef in a corn tortilla with crispy grilled Monterey jack cheese, salsa ranchera, and esquites (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) † NEW! Tostada de Chorizo: Plant-based Chorizo and black beans on a crispy corn tortilla with avocado mousse and queso fresco (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Beverages: Poppy Flower Margarita: Tequila blanco, hibiscus flower tea, cucumber juice, aperitivo, and blackcurrant liqueur with a chile salt rim Hypnotic Margarita: Tequila blanco, mezcal, rosemary syrup, cognac, and lemon juice Craft Mexican Lager Lotus House (China)Food Items: NEW! Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer † House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons Beverages: NEW! Rose Bubble Milk Tea (non-alcoholic) Jasmine Draft Beer Marco Boba: Amaretto, iced coffee, milk, and boba Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, triple sec, mango, orange juice, and soda water Tang Dynasty: Tequila gold, light rum, strawberry, piña colada mix, white boba pearls, and soda water Primavera Kitchen (Italy) Food Items: Arancini: Fried Risotto Balls stuffed with braised beef served with grape tomato salad and balsamic emulsion Ravioli alla Boscaiola: Sweet sausage ravioli with sweet corn, spring vegetables, and cream sauce Bomboloni: Cream-filled Italian doughnut with raspberry sauce and powdered sugar Beverages: 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, berry sauce, and toasted coconut Chicken Yakitori: Grilled chicken with scallions, red pepper-shoyu emulsion, and pickled onions † Beef Tataki: Seared sirloin with red shiso sauce, watermelon radish, and sprouts † Beverages:      Yuzu Tilted Tonic Hard Seltzer Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake Cucumber Cooler: Sake, vodka, and cucumber garnished with a cucumber slice Fleur de Lys (France) Food Items: NEW! Croissant au Fromage de Chèvre, Herbes et Ail Rôtie: Croissant with Goat Cheese, Herbs, and Roasted Garlic NEW! Pan Bagnat Classique: The Niçoise Sandwich with House-made Bread, Albacore Tuna Mayonnaise, Tomato, Black Olives, Lettuce, and Celery † NEW! Salade de Lentilles à la Lyonnaise: French Green Lentil Salad with Bacon and Garlic Sausage Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized Beignet filled with Vanilla Cream and Glazed with Caramel Fleur de Sel * Beverages: French Wheat Draft Beer VeRy Raspberry: Rosé wine with natural raspberry flavor Grand Mimosa Cocktail with orange liqueur, Champagne, and orange juice La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush: Vodka, orange vodka, and liqueur with white and red cranberry juice Funnel CakeFood Item:  NEW! Strawberry Cheesecake Funnel Cake topped with strawberry ice cream, cheesecake crumbles, strawberry drizzle, and whipped cream *†Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company  World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) – NEW! Minty Melon Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of watermelon-cucumber-mint juice with strawberries and blueberries(Spirited option available featuring Watermelon-Basil Vodka) Near Canada: Strawberry Fields Refresher – NEW! A lightly caffeinated blend of strawberry açaí juice with strawberries and blueberries(Spirited option available featuring strawberry-lemongrass vodka)* World Showcase (Near Disney Traders) – NEW! Pink Paradise Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of refreshing dragon fruit-lychee juice with strawberries and blueberries(Spirited option available featuring watermelon-basil vodka) The American Adventure – NEW! Wildberry Wonder Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of wildberry-hibiscus juice with strawberries and blueberries(Spirited option available featuring tropical rum)  Foodie Guide to the 2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival From March 4 to April 26Here is the complete foodie guide to this year's festival, along with our top picks.D•LishFood Items: Black & Tan Beef Potato Puffs: Karl Strauss Wreck Alley stout gravy and lager micro sponge (available with Sip & Savor Pass) Cubano Slider: Slow-roasted mustard-crusted pork and sliced smoked ham with melted swiss cheese and slice of pickle served on a Hawaiian roll (available with Sip & Savor Pass) Beverages: Central California Cooler: Peach, apple, orange, and lemon juice (non-alcoholic) (available with Sip & Savor Pass) Chocolate Marshmallow Cold Brew Cocktail: Irish whiskey, Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Co. Mexico Origin Coffee, chocolate syrup, almond milk, and toasted marshmallow (New)  Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage) Nuts About CheeseFood Items:  Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac with brown sugar streusel and strawberry crackle (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)  Next Level Crackers & Cheese: House-made herb crackers with white cheddar-infused fromage blanc, spicy prosciutto spread, and cherry jam (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)  SNICKERS Caramel-Peanut Milk Chocolate Mickey Macaron: Chocolate Mickey macaron filled with caramel ganache and SNICKERS pieces (available with Sip & Savor Pass) *V Beverages:  Spicy Honey-Apricot Cocktail: Rye Whiskey, apricot, orange, lemon juice, spicy honey syrup, and bitters (New) † Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage) Uncork CaliforniaFood Items:  California Artisan Cheese Selection: Habanero Jack and TomaProvence (available with Sip & Savor Pass) Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch: Chocolate-hazelnut mousse topped with chocolate-hazelnut glaze and a gold leaf (available with Sip & Savor Pass) Beverages:  Sauvignon Blanc Pinot Grigio Chardonnay Merlot Pinot Noir Cabernet Sauvignon Brut White Wine Flight Red Wine Flight Green Apple & Lychee Mimosa: Flavors of green apple and lychee (New) Passion Fruit & Banana Mimosa: Flavors of passion fruit and banana (New) Cherry, Yuzu & Ginger Mimosa: Flavors of cherry, yuzu and ginger (New) Tropical Mimosa Flight Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage) Berry Patch Food Items:  Strawberry Cheesecake with lemon Chantilly (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) † Blueberry-Buttermilk Pie (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) * Beverages:  Cherry-Chocolate-Mint Dessert Cocktail: Vodka, crème de menthe liqueur, cherry, chocolate syrup, coconut cream, and heavy whipping cream (New)  Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage) California Craft Brews Food Item: IPA Sausage Dog on a soft pretzel roll with onion-pepper Jardinière, cheddar cheese sauce, and malt vinegar-jalapeño crunch (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) †Beverages: Beer:  Mexican Style Lager Pilsner Sour Hefeweizen Tropical Wheat  Witbier Gose Fruited India Pale Ale Imperial Red India Pale Ale Hazy Double India Pale Ale Bright & Balanced Beer Flight  Bigger & Bolder Beer Flight  Hard Seltzer and Hard Cider:  Boysenberry Lemonade Hard Seltzer  Hard Cider Novelty:Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)Peppers Cali-EnteFood Items:  Chile Relleno Empanada with arbol pepper salsa and Oaxaca and Cotija cheeses (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) † Ají de Gallina: Spicy yellow chile creamed chicken with jasmine rice and olive tapenade (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) † Beverages:  Cantarito-style Paloma: Reposado tequila, habanero-pineapple juice, rock melon syrup, lime, and Fresca Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage) I ♥ArtichokesFood Items:  Chicharron-crusted Fried Artichoke Dip with smoked pepper crema and Oaxaca cheese (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)  Artichoke Toast with Olive Tapenade: Toasted sliced baguette with artichoke cream cheese, topped with olive & artichoke tapenade and drizzled with olive oil (available with Sip & Savor Pass) Beverages:  Passion Fruit Rum Cocktail: White rum, Italian bitter apéritif, passion fruit, orange, guava, orgeat, and lime (New) Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage) Avocado Time Food Items:  Petite Avocado Impossible Burger with dairy-free pepper jack (available with Sip & Savor Pass) Frozen Guacamole: Avocado paleta with lime crema, pico de gallo, and chile-lime seasoning (available with Sip & Savor Pass)  Beverages:  Ruby Grapefruit Sparkling Beverage: Grapefruit juice, raspberry syrup, agave nectar, and Topo Chico mineral water (non-alcoholic) (available with Sip & Savor Pass) Sauvignon Blanc Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage) Cluck-A-Doodle MooFood Items:  Ranch Wings with hot sauce drizzle (available with Sip & Savor Pass) French Onion Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider: Grilled beef tenderloin topped with a Gruyère cheese sauce and caramelized onions served on an onion roll (available with Sip & Savor Pass) *  Beverages:  Blackberry-Lavender Lemonade: Blackberry, pineapple juice, lavender syrup, and lemon juice (non-alcoholic) (available with Sip & Savor Pass) IPA DIPA Belgian Style White Lemonade Lager Sampler Beer Flight Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage) Golden DreamsFood Items:  Honey-Orange-glazed Salmon Salad with citrus vinaigrette (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)  Mango-Carrot Gazpacho with grilled shrimp and jalapeño crema (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)  Beverages:  Orange-Honey Cold Brew: Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Co. Mexico Origin Coffee, orange blossom honey, white chocolate, orange juice, vanilla, orange extract, and almond milk (non-alcoholic) (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) Pineapple-Tiki Bitter Cocktail: Aged rum, campari, pineapple juice, orgeat, lime juice and tiki bitters (New) Chardonnay Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage) Garlic Kissed Food Items:  Grilled Top Sirloin with roasted garlic-Gruyère smashed potatoes and black garlic chimichurri (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)  † Carbonara-Garlic Mac & Cheese with peppered bacon (available with Sip & Savor Pass) Beverages:  Rosemary Bitter Orange Mule: Vodka, Aperol, orange juice, lime juice, rosemary syrup, and ginger beer (New) Cabernet Sauvignon Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage) LA Style Food Items:  Glazed BBQ Pork Belly with furikake-togarashi mac salad (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) † Gyro-inspired Flatbread featuring Impossible Ground Beef with chipotle hummus, tzatziki and spiced crispy chickpeas (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) Beverages:  Mezcaleros Ancho Sandia Margarita: Mezcal, ancho chile liqueur, watermelon, mango, lime, and agave nectar (New) Sake-Melon '75: Sake, ginger liqueur, prosecco, rock melon syrup, and lemongrass-citron purée (New) Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage) Willie’s ChurrosFood Item: Mango Churro: Mango sauce, chile-lime sugar, and tamarind chamoy (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) Smokejumpers Grill (mobile order available) Food Item: Pepperoni Pizza Slider: Angus beef and pork sausage patty, pepperoni, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fried pepperoni served on a ciabatta slider roll and topped with a pepperoncini (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) *†Beverages:  Peach-Blueberry Lemonade with blueberry flavor-filled boba (non-alcoholic) (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) * Peach-Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail: Vodka and blue curaçao, peach-blueberry lemonade, and blueberry flavor-filled boba (New)  Churros near Redwood Creek Challenge TrailFood Item: Maple Bacon Churro: Cinnamon sugar, maple icing, and crumbled bacon (available with Sip & Savor Pass) *Sonoma Terrace (mobile order available)Food Item: Old World Aged White Cheddar Lager Soup with toasted fig and prosciutto sandwich (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) Beverage: Novelty: Red or Green Grapes Glow Cube Charm (can be added to any beverage)Cocina Cucamonga (mobile order available)Beverage:  Strawberry Horchata: House-made rice and cinnamon beverage with strawberry sauce (non-alcoholic) (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) Strawberry Horchata with Spiced Rum: House-made rice and cinnamon beverage with strawberry sauce and spiced rum (New) Lucky Fortune Cookery (mobile order available)Food Item: Mushroom Bao: Hoisin-glazed mushrooms, Asian slaw, and jalapeño in a steamed bao (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)  †Pacific Wharf Café (mobile order available)Food Item: Avocado Toast: Smashed avocado on toasted sourdough bread, fire-roasted cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, cilantro, and balsamic reduction (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)  Pacific Wharf Cappuccino Cart (mobile order available) Food Item: Horchata Cold Brew: Creamy blend of cold brew and house-made rice and cinnamon beverage (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New)  Paradise Garden Grill (mobile order available) Food items:  Brisket Fries: French fries topped with shredded smoked BBQ brisket, cheddar cheese sauce, pico de gallo, chipotle crema, and green onions (available for Sip & Savor Pass) (allergy-friendly options available) (New) *† Char Siu Ribs: Chinese-inspired grilled pork ribs with steamed rice and almond-cabbage salad (available for Sip & Savor Pass) (allergy-friendly options available) (New) Impossible Gyro: Seasoned plant-based meat served in a pita bread with dairy-free tzatziki, seasoned tomatoes, cucumber, and onions (allergy-friendly options available) (New) Jerk Chicken: Caribbean-inspired half chicken with mango-pineapple salsa served with black beans, white rice, and fried plantains (allergy-friendly options available) (New) Beer-battered Fish Tacos: Baja-style beer-battered fish on corn tortillas topped with slaw, pico de gallo, cilantro crema, and lime wedge with house-made tortilla chips and roasted red chile-tomato salsa (available for Sip & Savor Pass) (allergy-friendly options available) (New) Strawberry Shortcake: Pound cake with fresh strawberries and mascarpone crème (available with Sip & Savor Pass) Beverages:  Bourbon-Strawberry Lemonade garnished with fresh strawberry and mint (New)  Mexican-style Lager Paradise Garden Grill Beer Garden Beverages:  Salt & Lime Lager Honey Blonde Ale Passionfruit Wheat Ale Sour Ale Black Lager Mango Habanero Apple Hard Cider Blueberry Saison Hazy IPA Imperial Stout IPA Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale Mead Beer Garden Flight Paradise Gardens Special Event Cart Food Items:  Pretzel Bites with beer cheese sauce (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) Berry Cotton Candy (New) Beverage: IPAOutdoor Vending Carts Throughout ParkFood Item: Berry Cotton Candy (New) * Lamplight Lounge Boardwalk DiningBeverages:  Blue Peach-Basil Cocktail: Gin, elderflower liqueur, peach, basil simple syrup, lemon, blue curaçao, and fresh basil (New) Smoked Pineapple Bourbon: Bourbon whiskey, Italian bitters apéritif, honey simple syrup, grilled pineapple, and lemon juice (New)  Lamplight Lounge Food Items:  Ribeye for Two: Share a 28 ounce bone-in ribeye with gastrique-glazed baby carrots, poblano-potato bake, roasted vine tomatoes, cipollini onions, and bourbon-bacon compound butter paired with a specially selected glass of wine and Cookies and Cream Donuts for dessert.* Cookies and Cream Donuts topped with crème-filled chocolate cookie pieces served with a vanilla and cookie dipping sauce (New) * Beverages:  Blue Peach-Basil Cocktail: Gin, elderflower liqueur, peach, basil simple syrup, lemon, blue curaçao, and fresh basil (New) Smoked Pineapple Bourbon: Bourbon whiskey, Italian bitters apéritif, honey simple syrup, grilled pineapple, and lemon juice (New) Pym Test Kitchen (mobile order available)Food Item: Elote Pretzel: Five-ounce pretzel topped with corn three ways, cilantro sprigs, radish, cotija, and flavored crema (New)  Pym Tasting Lab (Sip & Savor Pass and mobile order available)Food Item: Snack Molecules: Mini pretzels, honey-roasted peanuts, and popped sorghum with spring flavors (New)  Terran Treats  Food Item: Raspberry Spiral Ration: Yellow strawberry spiral churro with berry compote (available with Sip & Savor Pass) (New) Downtown Disney District Enjoy some of these tasty offerings from our Friends of the Festival throughout the Downtown Disney District. (Not available with Sip and Savor Pass). La Brea Bakery CaféFeatured Food Item: Avocado Toast Trio: Avocado toast three ways-including avocado with an over easy egg, avocado with sautéed shrimp, and avocado with caprese-style cherry tomatoes all served on La Brea Bakery breadBallast Point Brewing Co. Featured Food Item: Ballast Point Brewing Co. will be offering a rotating menu throughout the Food & Wine Festival including: Striped Bass, Nashville Portobello, and Olive Oil CakeBlack Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes Featured Beverage: Banana Pudding Shake: Ice cream gets even creamier when banana bread pudding is added to the blender. The shake is topped off with luscious whipped cream, a maraschino cherry, and crushed vanilla wafers.Splitsville Luxury Lanes Featured Food Item: Turkey Clubettes: A terrific trio of sliders layered with warm roasted turkey breast, crispy bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and house-made sauceRalph Brennan’s Jazz KitchenFeautured Beverage: New Orleans Beer Flight: 5 ounce pours of a lager, amber, and dark brown aleNaples Ristorante e Bar Featured Beverage: Sangria Flight Special: Enjoy three 4-πounce pours of refreshing sangria – red, rosé and white wine.Tortilla Jo’sFeatured Beverage: Ja-Jalapeño Margarita: Agave Azul from the highlands with fresh muddle jalapeños and pineapple hand shaken with Tortilla Jo's organic mix and served on the rocks with chili and lime blend rim  Uva Bar & Cafe Featured Food Item:Tapas Menu: Choose from Avocado Shrimp Toast, Grilled Ham and Cheese served with a tomato soup, or Crispy Duck Wings.Catal RestaurantFeatured Food Item: Sunday Supper: Offered on Sunday nights from 5pm to close with such offerings as Fried Chicken, Meatloaf Brisket Short Rib, and Chicken Pot Pie  Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. 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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Tells a New StoryStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser takes its maiden voyage on March 1 at Walt Disney World and more details have been revealed about how this new immersive experience will interact with other Star Wars experiences in Galaxy’s Edge.The Starcruiser Halcyon -- now fully restored to its former glory -- will follow its maiden voyage to the first port it ever visited, which was Batuu. In the Star Wars timeline, your voyage on the Galactic Starcruiser takes place between the events of Star Wars Last Jedi and Star Wars Rise of Skywalker. Do you join the First Order? the Resistance? Are you a scoundrel? You get to pick your experience to some degree. Plus, you'll see Rey and Kylo Ren meet up in a period between those two films. What will happen in that encounter and how will affect the Star Wars universe? On top of it all, there's a Halcyon Legacy comic bool series if you want to learn more about the ship in this time period.The Transformation of Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park Begins SoonMickey’s Toontown in Disneyland Park will soon begin its transformation into a whole new world of sights, sounds, and sensations including some all-new experiences, more play and interactivity for guests. The focus will remain on families and young children, but it's something that any Disney fan will love. Mickey’s Toontown will be closed as of March 9, 2022, and will reopen in early 2023, along with the new attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. So if you want to experience the current iteration, do it by March 8When Mickey’s Toontown reopens in 2023, it will still be home to Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, Mickey’s House and Minnie’s House! And other attractions will be reimagined in new ways, including Gadget’s Go Coaster, Goofy’s House and Donald’s Boat.Disney Wish: The Full Slate of EntertainmentSetting sail this July, here's an entertainment rundown for Disney Cruise Line's Newest ship.Inside Out: Joyful SweetsThe shop will offer nearly 40 flavors of gelato and ice cream, with daily handcrafted gelato specials in combinations like peanut butter pretzel and white chocolate raspberry. Whipped cream, fruit compotes and sauces will be freshly made in-house to complement a wide selection of tasty toppings.Signature treats inspired by the film will include colorful cupcakes that evoke the five emotions — Joy (lemon), Sadness (blueberry), Disgust (pistachio), Anger (red velvet) and Fear (bubble gum) — and chocolate Memory Orbs filled with sweet candy remembrances. Specialty macarons and cake pops will join the assortment of handcrafted truffles, designer cookies, indulgent brownies and vibrant candy offerings. Olaf’s Royal PicnicHere you can join your favorite “Frozen” friends for a summertime picnic in Arendelle during a premium entertainment experience specially designed for families with children ages 3 to 12. At Olaf’s Royal Picnic, guests will interact with Olaf, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff like never before and delight in live musical performances of beloved songs like “Let It Go,” “Fixer Upper” and “In Summer.”Under the expert direction of Baroness Dagmar Birgir — a lively lady-in-waiting to Queen Anna — castle staff will serve up summer treats and picnic fare for the whole family to enjoy. The hall will be decked out in summer style with a canopy flowers and festive decor. Children will receive an assortment of gifts and keepsakes, including a reversible troll plush, themed picnic blanket and custom Nordic-style mandolin, which they’ll need for a special “Reindeer Are Better Than People” strum-and-sing-along with Kristoff. Plus Disney promises more surprises.Once you book your Disney Wish cruise be sure to reserve Olaf's Royal Picnic before sailing. There is an added fee. Immersive Storytelling and Interactive ShowsGrand HallThe fairytale castle-inspired Grand Hall will evolve from a gathering space into an enchanting theater through the magic of built-in special effects and the first-ever atrium stage on a Disney ship. A royal greeting will await you as you enter the glittering Grand Hall for the first time. Every child will receive their very own wishing wand upon embarkation, which they will use to make the “First Wish” of their vacation during a special boarding celebration. During the sailing, you can attend a royal gathering as Disney Princesses descend into the Grand Hall to meet and greet guests. The Grand Hall stage will conceal a host of Disney friends during “Who’s Behind the Curtain?”, a playful game show where you'll answer questions to reveal the identity of hidden characters. On the final night of every sailing, you'll will return to the Grand Hall to raise wands with Fairy Godmother to ignite a farewell show featuring favorite characters, special effects and lively performances. LunaThis brand-new entertainment hub — with a two-story LED screen wall, stage and bar — will offer a variety of live shows designed for families to laugh, sing and compete together. “Villains Game Night” is a witty game show where you'll attempt to answer Disney trivia questions amid the jeers and sneers of nefarious Disney foes, including Cruella de Vil, Gaston, Hades, Maleficent and more, who will join on screen. “Disney Songbook” will put you in the spotlight as you belt out Disney songs and showcase your talent for a live camera crew, who will project each performance onto the big screen. During the live grand finale event for Disney Uncharted Adventure, an all-new interactive experience that uses your mobile device to unlock hidden adventures aboard the ship, families will team up with other cruisers to battle an infamous Disney villain.  Hero ZoneHero Zone is a futuristic sports arena where physical activity will blend with imagination, offering highly produced show experiences in addition to free-play sports. Families will test their strength, speed and stamina during the Incredi-Games, a high-energy game show featuring an elaborate obstacle course of over-the-top physical challenges, each inspired by the dynamic characters of Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” The guest-favorite Jack-Jack’s Incredible Diaper Dash will offer little ones the chance to compete for the coveted title of Diaper Dash Champion as they speed-crawl across a 20-foot track amid the cheers (and chuckles) of family, friends and adoring fans. More Fun Throughout the Ship In true Disney Cruise fashion, the Disney Wish will offer tons of world-class entertainment bringing to life the characters at the heart of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Families will·       Embark on an adventure with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse aboard the first Disney attraction at sea; ·       revel in a royal celebration during a theatrical dining experience with “Frozen” friends; ·       team up with the Avengers on a Marvel cinematic dining adventure; ·       travel to a galaxy far, far away in a first-of-its-kind Star Wars experience on board a Disney ship; ·       delight in an original, Broadway-style theatrical production of “The Little Mermaid”; and more.The Disney Wish will sail its maiden voyage on July 14, followed by a season of three- and four-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, from Port Canaveral, Florida.Disney World Mask Update Face coverings will be optional for fully vaccinated Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are expected to continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations, including indoor attractions and theaters. Face coverings are still required by all Guests (ages 2 and up) on enclosed Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner. Upcoming Construction and Refurbishments at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & SpaAs we previously shared, Disney is expanding and enhancing The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.Starting March 1, you will see construction and refurbishment work at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa during daytime hours. Most resort amenities will remain available throughout this work.Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
Capture Your Moment is Coming Soon to all Walt Disney World Theme ParksDisney PhotoPass Service is introducing more fun new offerings with the expansion of the Capture Your Moment feature. Capture Your Moment is a 20-minute private photo session that was very popular at the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom, where it was first launched. Now Capture Your Moment is expanding to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.EPCOT – Starting February 24  Epcot joins the fun for whatever you're celebrating: a surprise proposal, first visit to Walt Disney World, a graduation, anniversary or a family portrait memory. Photos sessions take place in World Showcase and you can choose from one of the following pavilions for your shoot: Germany, Italy, The American Adventure, Japan or Morocco.Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Starting March 21 Photo shoots at Hollywood Studios offer some pretty unique options, including the spooky ambiance of the Hollywood Tower Hotel or a more playful setting with Gertie -- Echo Lake’s resident dinosaur. Other options include the Chinese Theatre’s façade area (Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway), or the colorful neon signs and art deco architecture of Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard if you want to capture that old time Hollywood retro vibe. So how much does it cost? Capture Your Moment sessions are $79 and can include up to eight people in your party. Prints and digital downloads are not included, but, if you've purchased a Disney PhotoPass product (Memory Maker or Memory Maker One Day), or if you are a qualifying Walt Disney World Annual Passholder with a Disney PhotoPass download benefit, then you can download the photos at no extra cost.Find all the details on Capture Your Moment at DisneyWorld.com--The 2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Starts March 4As we shared in past newscasts, Disneyland's Food and Wine Festival will take place at Disney California Adventure from March 4 through April 26, 2022.If you're thinking of visiting during this time, here's what we know so far for Disney travelers.Many of California’s communities and regions are highlighted in the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival’s smorgasbord of dishes. A dozen Festival Marketplaces will serve small bites and drinks, and dining locations across Disney California Adventure park – including Pym Tasting Lab and Terran Treats at Avengers Campus – will also feature special festival menu items. As always, the Sip and Savor Pass will be available for purchase and will include eight coupons redeemable for select food and non-alcoholic beverages at participating locations.The Hollywood Backlot in Hollywood Land will be home to an wide range entertainment and presentations for all ages. The all-new animated series, “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery,” which recently debuted on Disney Junior, is the inspiration behind a new, limited-time festival experience for junior chefs at the Hollywood Backlot Stage. During “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party,” kids ages 3 through 11 will have the opportunity to express their creativity through hands-on cupcake decorating. Take note that space is limited, and participant sign-ups begin 45 minutes before each show time.At the Hollywood Backlot, you may also find Chef Goofy or dance with Chip ‘n’ Dale as they provide the rhythm using pots and pans.On Saturdays and Sundays there will be culinary demonstration at the Hollywood Backlot Stage. A diverse lineup of Disney and visiting chefs will prepare their favorite dishes and share insider tips for making mouth watering meals at home. So if you like to try out Disney recipes, this is a must-do.Signature events will be offered for an additional fee, including Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions and special wine, beer and mixology seminars at Sonoma Terrace. Learn more at Disneyland.com/FoodandWineOf course, watch for Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival merchandise.Downtown Disney District and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort will also take part with select restaurants offering special menu items and events for a limited time.And to top it all off, Soarin’ Over California will return to Disney California Adventure park for a limited time during the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. That starts on March 4.--Disney Trams are Coming BackAnd if you have hated having to walk to park gates from your car, you'll be happy to know that trams are making their way back to Disney parking lots. --Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
Five Ways to Get in the Spirit of Mardi Gras at Disney’s Port Orleans ResortsMardi Gras kicking off on March 1 and Disney's Port Orleans Resorts are ready to celebrate with five ways:1. Listen to jazz music at Scat Cat’s Club – LoungeNew Orleans is the birthplace of jazz. Watch for groups of live musicians entertaining guests at the Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Plus, you can enjoy delicious food and drinks – like the brand-new Bebop Bloody Mary and the Oyster Beignet Po Boy!2. Eat beignets at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French QuarterBeignets have played a part in Mardi Gras celebrations for centuries. You can find the Walt Disney World version of these delicious doughnuts at Scat Cat’s Club – Cafe.3. Create your own Mardi Gras bicycle paradeGather your group to create your own parade by renting bikes at both of Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts. Be sure to wear purple, green and gold to really get in the spirit!4. Sample savory southern cooking at Boatwright’s Dining HallLooking for the Louisiana bayou dining experience? Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside offers everything from Mardi Gras Fritters to their famous Boatwright’s Jambalaya.5. Enjoy the scenery along the Sassagoula RiverBoth of Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts are located along the scenic Sassagoula River. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride along the river bank, with views of magnolias, picturesque Spanish moss, natural wildlife and more. Or, you can also enjoy a boat ride down the Sassagoula River on your way to Disney Springs.--Disney Cruise Line Guests Recently Recovered from COVID-19 May Qualify to Be Considered as "90-Day-Recovered"Disney Cruise Line updated their policies for Guests who have recently recovered from COVID-19.In some cases, people who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may still test positive for the virus. If you have tested positive for Covid within 11-90 days of your sail date, you may qualify to be considered as “90-Day-Recovered.” With the appropriate documentation and subsequent approval, you would not be required to participate in COVID-19 testing during the Pre-Sail, Embarkation or Disembarkation phases of their voyage. --Disney Wish Inaugural sailing delayed until Mid-JulyThis week Disney announced that the shipyard has notified Disney Cruise Line that they need more time to finish the ship due to the pandemic and specifically the Omicron variant hitting Germany at a critical point in the process.Disney Cruise Line has delayed the maiden voyage by a few weeks, which will affect sailings through mid-July. Disney Cruise Line will be sending an email to guests on these sailings to share this news and inform them of options. -- Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests Can Step Into Fun New Fitness Classes at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & SpaThere's a new way to burn a few calories on your Disneyland vacation. Tenaya Stone Spa at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is launching new fitness activities for guests staying at any Disneyland Resort hotels.Many of the fitness classes take place in one-of-a-kind settings that can’t be found anywhere else, such as inside Disney California Adventure Park before it opens for guests -- a very unique Disney experience.Take a yoga class with scenic views of Disney California Adventure, or relax during guided meditation, focus on stretching, get in gear at a boot camp in the park, test yourself on an obstacle challenge at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, or find yourself on a paddleboard in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel's Fountain Pool!There are more than a dozen fitness classes, 30 to 45 minutes in length, offered through Tenaya Stone Spa and the fitness center at Disney’s Grand California Hotel, and they're tailored to a many skill levels: Aqua Yoga: Practice yoga on a paddleboard while floating in the Fountain Pool.  Awakening Yoga: Wake up with Disney by enjoying a yoga session overlooking Disney California Adventure from the hotel’s rooftop deck. Designed for all levels. Boot Camp in Disney California Adventure Park: This high-intensity boot camp will have you on the move traveling from land to land before the park opens, with push-ups, squats and sit-ups, at a pace of 12-minute per mile jogging around the park. This class takes place before the park opens. Disney Ears Yoga: Disney ears and a yoga session. This will be popular. Fascia Release: This class incorporates a fascia roller to help relieve muscle tightness and soreness. Obstacle Challenge in Disney California Adventure Park: At the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail attraction, can conquer obstacles like crawling, jumping, climbing and running, and test your balance and strength. This class takes place before the park opens. Power Walking Workout in Disney California Adventure Park: Start the day with an energetic walk and active stretching throughout Disney California Adventure before the park opens. This class maintains a 15- to 18-minute per mile pace, for up to 2 miles. Sound Meditation: This guided meditation is designed to quiet your mind and bring you to a deep state of self-reflection. Start With a Stretch: Get ready for an exciting day visiting the parks! Instructors will guide you through gentle stretches to help warm-up their muscles. This class takes place before the park opens.  Group fitness classes are offered to overnight Disneyland Resort Hotel guests for an additional fee. Class reservations are required and can be made online, by phone or by visiting the spa directly.Be sure to check online or contact the spa for complete details.--Foodie Guide to Valentine’s Day 2022: Delights From Disney Parks at Disneyland and Walt Disney WorldAs February 14 approaches, there is no shortage of fun foodie fare to enjoy for an extra touch of love at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.Walt Disney World Resort EPCOT Coral Reef Restaurant (available Feb.14)Flourless Chocolate Cake: Flourless chocolate cake and dark chocolate crémeux with fresh berries, raspberry whipped cream, and raspberry méringue (New) Le Cellier Steakhouse (available Feb.14)Flourless Chocolate Cake for Two: Flourless chocolate cake and dark chocolate crémeux with fresh berries, raspberry whipped cream, and raspberry méringue (New) Disney’s Hollywood StudiosABC Commissary (available Feb.11 through Feb. 14)Engagement Ring Cake: Chocolate cake filled with raspberry sauce atop a shortbread cookie complete with a white chocolate engagement ring (Plant-based) (New) The Hollywood Brown Derby (available Feb.11 through Feb. 14)Red Velvet White Chocolate Mousse: Red velvet white chocolate mousse atop a chocolate cookie (New) The Trolley Car Café (available Feb.11 through Feb. 14)Red Velvet Whoopie Pie: Red velvet cake filled with cream cheese buttercream topped with strawberry buttercream (New) Walt Disney World Resort HotelsAvailable at Multiple Resorts Feb. 9 through Feb. 20 Sweetheart Chocolate Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake filled with hazelnut cream topped with chocolate hazelnut and strawberry buttercream, a white chocolate heart, and strawberry crisp pearls. (New) Available at the following:  Landscapes of Flavor at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort  Centertown Market at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter Riverside Mill at Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort Good’s Food to Go at Disney’s Old Key West Resort  The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Disney’s All-Star Music Resort Intermission Food Court Sweetheart Sundae: Mickey and Minnie red velvet waffle with strawberry and chocolate swirl, hot fudge, strawberry sauce, and whipped cream (available Feb.9 through Feb. 20) (New) Mickey and Minnie Bouquet: Mickey and Minnie red velvet cake with chocolate topped sugar cookies (available Feb.11 through Feb. 14) (New) Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort World Premiere Food CourtSweetheart Sundae: Mickey and Minnie red velvet waffle with strawberry and chocolate swirl, hot fudge, strawberry sauce, and whipped cream (available Feb.9 through Feb. 20) (New) Disney’s Animal Kingdom LodgeSanaa (available Feb. 14)Valentine’s Day Candy Bar: Coconut, apricot, caramel, pistachio, and cashew bar coated with milk chocolate and topped with chai cream, red velvet crumbs, and raspberry gelDisney’s BoardWalk BoardWalk Bakery (available Feb.7 through Feb. 14) Marshmallow Mountain Cookie: Sugar cookie with a mountain of vanilla marshmallow dipped in white chocolate and finished with Valentine’s sprinkles (New)  Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: Available individually or in a pack of six (New)  Cannoli, Coconut Macaron, Sugar Cookies, and Mickey Cinnamon Rolls in pink and red colors (New)  Flying Fish (available Feb.11 through Feb. 13)Cocoa Breach Vanilla Custard: Cocoa breach vanilla custard with milk chocolate bavarois and feuilletine crunch topped with a heart-shaped under a red chocolate disk (New) Trattoria al Forno (available Feb.11 through Feb. 14) Porterhouse Beefsteak for Two: Garlic butter, truffled gnocchi gratin, and pancetta brussels sprouts (New) Cherry Cordial Brownie: Cherry cordial brownie base, chocolate crunch mousse, cherry filling, and amaretto panna cotta (New) Disney’s Contemporary Resort Steakhouse 71 (available through Feb. 28)Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancake: Chocolate chip pancake with a raspberry cream cheese icing, fresh strawberries, and a chocolate strawberry sauce (New) Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & SpaGasparilla Island Grill (available through Feb. 15) Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cherry Blondie Pop: Chocolate cherry blondie pop dipped in dark chocolate (New) Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French QuarterScat Cat's Club (available Feb.1 through Feb. 28) Mickey Beignet: Mickey-shaped beignet drizzled with cinnamon candy drizzle and Valentine's Day quins with crushed cinnamon candies Baton Rouge Beignets: Two traditional beignets with cinnamon candy drizzle, Valentine's Day quins, and crushed cinnamon candies with a pipette of cinnamon whisky Disney's Wilderness LodgeRoaring Fork (available Feb. 14)Valentine’s Day Cupcake: Strawberry cupcake with chocolate custard filling topped with buttercream, white chocolate hearts, and heart sprinkles (New) Disney SpringsAmorette's Patisserie (available Feb. 10 through Feb. 24) Chocolate-dipped Strawberries Hearts of Romance Cake: Strawberry short cake (New)  Marketplace Snacks (available through Feb. 26)DOLE Whip Chocolate and Strawberry: Chocolate soft-serve swirled with DOLE Whip strawberry garnished with a chocolate-dipped strawberryThe Ganachery (available through Feb. 14) Sweetheart Minnie Piñata: Chocolate sphere filled with marshmallow and chocolate (New)  Ruby Kiss Bon Bons: Kiss-shaped bonbon made from ruby chocolate (New) Strawberry & Champagne Ganache Squares: Strawberry and Champagne chocolate ganache squares Disneyland ResortDisneyland ParkRed Rose Taverne   Gorgeous Grey Stuff: Red shortbread cookie, red velvet cake, raspberry, cookies & cream mousse, and heart sprinkles (available Feb. 1 through Feb. 28) (New)  Heart-shaped Butter Cookie: Heart-shaped shortbread cookie with strawberry glaze, white chocolate drizzle, and heart sprinkles (available Feb. 1 through Feb. 28) (New) Strawberry Sweet Tea: Black Tea with lemon and sweetened with strawberries (available through Mar. 28) (New) Galactic Grill (available through Mar. 1) Spicy Nash Chicken Sandwich: Fried breaded chicken breast smothered in house-made Nashville hot-inspired sauce, with bread-and-butter pickle chips, and mayo on a toasted bun served with choice of Greek yogurt or french fries (New) Galactic Sunrise Slush: Strawberry limeade with a mix of sliced strawberries and purée served with a light-up glow cube (New) Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (available Feb. 11 through Feb. 14)Sweetheart Sundae: Strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream, strawberry sauce, caramel and chocolate drizzle, whipped cream, and red sugar sprinkles topped with a chocolate-covered strawberry (New) Alien Pizza Planet (available through Mar. 1)SpaceDip Pizza Slice topped with spinach & artichoke dip, chicken, capicola, and assorted cheeTomorrowland Churro and Pretzel Stands (available through Mar. 1) Sour Cherry Pretzel: Cream Cheese-filled pretzel with sour cherry sugar (New) Sour Cherry Churro with sour cherry sugar New Orleans Square Churro Stand and Critter Country Churro and Lemonade Cart (available Feb. 1 through Feb. 28Strawberry Churro: Churro rolled in strawberry sugarThe Tropical Hideaway (available Feb. 1 through Feb. 28)Valentine Swirl: DOLE Whip watermelon and cherry swirlFiddler, Fifer & Practical Café (available Feb. 14)Valentine Macaron: Red and white macaron and strawberry buttercream filled with strawberry jam and brownie (New) Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream (available Feb. 11 through Feb. 14)True Love Sundae: Scoops of vanilla and strawberry ice cream served in a waffle cup and topped with strawberry sauce, cherry whipped cream, sprinkles, and a chocolate-covered strawberry Town Square Churro Stand (available Feb. 1 through Mar. 1)Sweet Strawberry Dipping Sauce: Sweet strawberry dipping sauceDisneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite (SOLD OUT) For those Guests visiting for one of Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite events, make sure to bring your appetite! Guests will fall in love with these delicious options like the brand-new My answer is…Churro! or the delicious Star-Berry Cheesecake Shake at Galactic Grill. Make sure to add the Ham and Straw-Brie Sandwich from Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe to the list to try this unique twist packed with flavor. For a sweet finish, indulge in the Sweetheart Funnel Cake from Stage Door Café.Disney California Adventure ParkLamplight Lounge (available Feb. 11 through Feb. 14) The Love That Lasts a Life Time Sweet Cocktail: Raspberry rum, liqueur, pineapple juice, orgeat, lime juice, and raspberry purée (New) The Flame Spicy Cocktail: Raspberry rum, peach schnapps, mango, and raspberry purées with lime juice and firewater bitters (New)  The Ex Sour & Bitter Cocktail: Citron vodka, lemonade, blackberries, agave, and angostura bitters (New) Valentine Cocktail Flight: The Ex, The Flame & The Love (New) Various Candy Locations Around Disneyland Resort Including Marceline’s Confectionery, Trolley Treats, Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff, Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen, and Pooh Corner (available through Feb. 14) “Bee Mine” Apple: Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel and 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 “Bee Mine” Cereal Treat: Heart-shaped cereal treat dipped in red chocolate and decorated in white and dark chocolate with a cute little chocolate bee Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Wand: Marshmallow wand dipped in caramel and dark chocolate 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 Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & SpaGCH Holiday Cart (available Feb.1 through Mar. 1)  Mickey Mouse-shaped Valentine’s Cookies Heart-shaped Sugar Cookies Chocolate Minnie Mouse-shaped Crisped Rice Treats Chocolate-dipped Strawberries Ombre Macarons Craftsman Bar (available Feb.1 through Mar. 1) Tuxedo Strawberry: Raspberry rum, dark crème de cacao, strawberry purée, and half and half served "up" in a chocolate-coated martini glass with strawberry garnish California Crush: Apple whiskey, strawberry purée, lemon, and agave served with a mint sprig and strawberry heart garnish Love’s Lantern: Citrus vodka, raspberry Liqueur, and lime garnished with edible flowers and a glow cube Disneyland HotelCoffee House (available Feb.1 through Mar. 1) Red Velvet Cupcake (New) Sablé Heart Cookie with raspberry filing (New) Raspberry Mocha (New) Iced Raspberry Mocha (New)  Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill (available Feb.1 through Mar. 1)Red Velvet Cupcake (New) Sablé Heart Cookie with raspberry filing (New) --Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
More entertainment coming to Magic Kingdom Park for the 50th Anniversary CelebrationOn February 11 the new “Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade!” kicks off with nearly 30 Disney and Pixar characters, including Nick and Judy from “Zootopia,” Baloo and King Louie from “The Jungle Book,” José Carioca and Panchito from “The Three Caballeros,” plus Merida, Moana, The Incredibles, and more. It will also include the Magic Kingdom debut of Miguel from “Coco.” The fan favorite “Festival of Fantasy” parade returns to Magic Kingdom Park starting March 9 – the anniversary of the debut of the parade in 2014. It will have two shows daily.“Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” will make its debut on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage February 25. The show has been updated for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary and will incorporate favorite scenes from “Frozen,” “Tangled,” and “The Princess and the Frog” – plus a new opening and a new finale with Mickey Mouse and all his friends in their sparkling, EARidescent fashions. It will happen multiple times a day and will include a new original song entitled “Where the Magic Feels Like Home.”“Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!” and “Fantasmic!” will return later this year.Character Sightings added to Disney Genie+You will now find select Character Sightings as new selections for Lightning Lane entry with the purchase of Disney Genie+: See Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom Park See Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom Park See Mickey at Town Square Theater at Magic Kingdom Park  See Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Disney Cruise Line Introduces Pixar Day at Sea on Select Disney Fantasy Sailings in 2023Disney Cruise Line has an all-new Pixar Day at Sea on special sailings of the Disney Fantasy in early 2023.The day-long celebration features one-of-a-kind experiences on select seven-night voyages. It will bring to life Pixar tales from “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and more. Themed dining, character encounters, dance parties and a stage show await families on this fun-filled day at sea that caps off with a deck party of incredible proportions.A Pixar film festival, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities will also be available as part of the new celebration. Other details and highlights include: Character EncountersFrom morning until night, you can dance, play and interact with your favorite Pixar pals, including Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Bo Peep from “Toy Story”; Mike, Sulley and Boo from “Monsters, Inc.”; Joy and Sadness from “Inside Out”; Dug and Russell from “Up”; and everyone’s favorite supers – Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone from “The Incredibles.”Immersive Entertainment A new nighttime show will call on Disney Cruise Line Guests to help the Incredibles save the day. A first-of-its-kind theatrical experience will bring to life the beloved story of Miguel and his family from “Coco” through live music and puppetry. Families will be able to join their favorite characters for a dance party bash.  Dining Filled with Character A new, interactive character dining experience hosted by Sheriff Woody, Jesse and Bullseye will kick-off the day with sing-a-longs, cowboy serenades and all the country breakfast fixins. A Pixar-themed dinner will have dishes inspired by the Pixar Animation Studios’ California locale. Immerse yourself in undersea magic while dining in Animator’s Palate with visits from some of your favorite “Finding Nemo” friends, including interactive conversations with Crush. Pixar Day at Sea will happen on nine select Disney Fantasy cruises from January through March 2023. EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Will Showcase Blooms, Tunes, Scents and Flavors Beginning March 2Are you ready for spring? The horticulture and festival teams at Walt Disney World Resort are hard at work preparing for the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.  This year’s festival runs March 2 to July 4 – a total of 125 days.Disney Character topiaries offer a perfect backdrop for springtime photos with family and friends. A new main entrance display will feature Goofy with a birthday cake celebrating the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary.Horticulture teams are creating new topiaries of the Seven Dwarfs to accompany Snow White near the Germany pavilion in World Showcase. And returning this year are Lumiere and Cogsworth topiaries in the France pavilion as well as Pumbaa and Timon topiaries near Imagination!On the bridge to World Showcase, you can enjoy the sights and scents of spring at a new fragrant garden presented by Scentsy. Surrounded by butterfly topiaries, you can follow your noses to six scent stations—floral, fruity, citrus, spice, woods and fresh—to form lasting memories of unforgettable aromas.The Health Full Trail presented by AdventHealth offers a fun way for families to play and learn how to stay healthy, and Outdoor Escapes Presented by OFF!® Repellents lets Guests enjoy a moment of relaxation, while learning how easy it is to create an outdoor escape of their own. Bambi’s Butterfly House enchants you with a kaleidoscope of butterflies showing off their extraordinary beauty and colors.Plus there's the Garden Rocks Concert Series, 18 Outdoor Kitchens and much more.Aulani Resort Guests Urged to Stay Updated on Hawaii’s Travel RequirementsThe Government of Hawaii is considering changes to Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program. Specifically, travelers planning to use their vaccine status to receive an exemption to the State of Hawaii’s mandatory quarantine may be required to be up to date on their COVID-19 booster shots. Please continue to stay updated on the latest travel requirements by visiting the State of Hawaii’s Safe Travels website.As a reminder, the City & County of Honolulu also requires that all Guests ages 12 and older dining on property provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours. Please stay up to date on any changes to our offerings on the Know Before You Go page at DisneyTravelAgents.com.New Post-Cruise COVID-19 Testing Service for Guests Returning Home and New Testing Site in New OrleansMany Disney Cruise Line Guests are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result before returning home by air. Disney Cruise Line has announced that Inspire Diagnostics, Disney Cruise Line’s third-party testing provider offers a testing service for $98.33 USD per person for PCR testing, and $41.40 USD per person for antigen testing.You are responsible for knowing which type of test you need and the window of time in which it must be conducted. Testing is conducted at the terminal after you disembark the ship. Results take approximately 45 minutes to two hours, depending on the type of test.For more information or to book an appointment, visit the Safe Passage website. Information about this optional service will also be added on the Disney Cruise Line Know Before You Go website page.If you are sailing out of New Orleans you can visit the InterContinental New Orleans at 444 St. Charles Avenue, to receive a PCR test. Marvel Day at Sea Returns to Disney Cruise Line in 2023Marvel Day at Sea cruises will again be back in 2023 and for the first time ever the biggest group of Marvel Super Heroes and Villains will be on one ship for epic voyages from Miami on the Disney Dream.The day-long celebration is on select five-night Caribbean cruises, It features encounters with favorite Marvel Super Heroes, action-packed entertainment and Marvel-themed activities for the whole family.  2023 Itineraries: Marvel Day at SeaBeginning Jan. 7, 2023, Marvel Day at Sea will take place on nine five-night Caribbean cruises sailing from Miami. Departing Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27, 2023, the Western Caribbean itinerary includes a stop at Cozumel, Mexico and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.Departing Jan. 7, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, Feb. 18 and March 4, 2023, the Western Caribbean itinerary includes Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay. Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Daddy Daughter Disney Travel Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
And Disneyland is Hosting a Super Bowl Party as Well!Lunar New Year Celebration is Back at Disney California Adventure Park, Now Through Feb. 13, 2022Ring in the Year of the Tiger during the Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure Park.This event runs through February 13, 2022. It's a tribute to Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cultures with a touch of Disney magic, featuring Asian-inspired food and drinks, vibrant décor, keepsake merchandise and exciting entertainment!This year, “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession” introduces a new float that Mulan and Mushu arrive upon, accompanied by traditional Chinese drummers with powerful rhythms and performers bringing cultural artistry and dance to life. The Paradise Garden Bandstand has daily live performances featuring traditional musical instruments, along with Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese folk dancers. Keep an eye out for Disney characters at the Paradise Gardens Gazebo, where you may see Tigger, Mulan and Mushu, Mickey and Minnie, and the Three Little Pigs – all dressed in their festive best.Raya, from Disney's “Raya and the Last Dragon,” is making her official debut at the Disneyland during the Lunar New Year celebration. Raya is greeting new friends under a forest canopy deep in the heart of Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. You can also stroll beneath strings of ornamental lanterns at the Lucky Wishes Wall to share your own wishes of hope, health and happiness for the Year of the Tiger. Plus, enjoy complimentary arts and crafts, such as coloring a “Dragon’s Pearl” and Chinese calligraphy with local artisans.Of course, special Lunar New Year merch is available while supplies last, including an adorable Mickey Mouse plush, Spirit Jersey, tees and tumbler.And to go along with that, festive Lunar New Year Marketplaces offer a wide array of Asian-inspired dishes with a Disney twist. Here's the Foodie Guide to Lunar New Year 2022 at DisneylandIf you want to dine, then you may want to consider buying a Sip and Savor Pass, which gives you six coupons, redeemable for select food and non-alcoholic drinks at participating Lunar New Year Marketplace kiosks and dining locations.Longevity Noodle Co. (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)Food Items: Garlic Noodles: Long noodles tossed in a zesty garlic butter with Parmesan cheese *Spicy Pork Dandan Noodles: Pan-fried noodles with ground pork and spicy tri-chile sauce Beverages: Salted Pistachio Cold Brew featuring Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. French Bistro Blend Coffee Pale Ale with mandarin and bergamot zest Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted) Lucky 8 Lantern (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)Food Items: Shrimp Fried Rice with garlic bacon edamame *Beef Bulgogi Short Rib on rice with green onion salad Beverages: Peach Yuja-Ade: Peach syrup, yuja, dragonfruit, lemon, and butterfly pea flower tea Soju Peach Yuja-Ade: Soju, peach syrup, yuja, dragonfruit, lemon, and butterfly pea flower tea Lager Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted) Prosperity Bao & Buns (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)Food Items: *Char Siu BBQ Pork Bao: Pickled red onions and jalapeño Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun: Brioche-style Mickey-shaped buns stuffed with hot dog and finished with sesame seeds and scallions Beverages: Prosperous Tiger: Vodka, cream of coconut, bitters, triple sec, mandarin purée, vanilla bean Lychee Celebration: Gin, prosecco, lychee purée, lychee syrup, grapefruit juice, and yuja Bamboo Lager Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted) Red Dragon Spice Traders (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)Food Items:  *Spicy Three-Cup Chicken served on a bed of jasmine rice Impossible™ Lion’s Head Meatballs: Mini plant-based pork meatballs served with cabbage and Shaoxing wine reduction Mickey Purple Sweet Potato Macaron: Red macaron filled with purple sweet potato buttercream and crème fraîche center Beverages: Dancing Firecracker: Pineapple juice, guava purée, spicy honey syrup, hibiscus syrup, and lime juice Jasmine Tea Lager Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted) Seasonal Cart (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)Food Items:Mango-Pineapple PieBeverages:Mulan Sipper with assorted Coca-Cola bottled beverage or DASANI bottled waterSeasonal Cart in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13)Food Item:Brown Sugar Steam Bun: Brown sugar steam bun topped with blue cream cheese icing (New) Beverages: White Hot Chocolate: Blue white chocolate topped with toasted marshmallow whipped cream and purple sugar (non-alcoholic) (New) Warm Apple Cider Cocktail: Hot apple cider, spices, and cinnamon whiskey garnished with a cinnamon stick and a caramel rim (New) Studio Catering Truck (available Jan. 10 through Mar. 01)Food Item:Hoisin Pork Sliders: Marinated pulled pork on Hawaiian rolls with apple slaw (New)  Beverages: Green Tea Slush: Almond milk, green tea, and vanilla (non-alcoholic) (New) Lemongrass-Ginger Lemonade: Lemongrass, lemon juice, ginger, and mint (non-alcoholic) (New) Lucky Fortune Cookery (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; mobile order and Sip and Savor Pass available)Beverages: Hong Kong-style Milk Tea: Black tea sweetened with condensed milk served over ice (non-alcoholic) (New) Mulan Sipper with choice of: Fountain beverage at time of purchase, Hong Kong-style milk tea, or Vietnamese iced coffee (non-alcoholic) Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted) Cappuccino Cart (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; mobile order and Sip and Savor Pass available) Food Items:  Baked Char Siu Bao: Chinese BBQ pork-filled baked bun (New) Mango-Pineapple Pie: Mango and pineapple-filled pie (New) Paradise Garden Grill (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; mobile order and Sip and Savor Pass available)Food Items: Korean-style BBQ Chicken: Half chicken with steamed white rice, kimchi, pickled cucumbers, and sesame seeds (Sip and Savor portion available) Pork Banh Mi: Grilled pork belly with pickled daikon, carrots, cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, and seasoned mayonnaise on a crispy baguette (Sip and savor portion available) Spicy Kung Pao Tofu: Deep fried tofu with zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, red peppers, peanuts, and fried rice garnished with garlic deep-fried chips (Sip and Savor portion available) (New) Whole Fried Fish: Crispy whole fish, sweet and sour sauce, steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables and chicken soup – served family-style for two Green Tea Raspberry Parfait: Green tea mousse, raspberry jelly, white sponge cake, white chocolate mousse, and candy pearls Sides of steamed or fried rice Beverages: Tiger Milk Tea with brown sugar boba (non-alcoholic) (New) Soju Cocktail: Soju, ginger beer, lemon, basil, Fresno chile, lychee flavor-filled boba (non-alcoholic) (New) Mulan Sipper with choice of fountain beverage at time of purchase (non-alcoholic) Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted) Paradise Gardens Special Events Cart (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13)Food Items: *Gochujang Wings: Chicken wings in spicy gochujang sauce Asian-style Street Corn: Steamed corn on the cob rolled in spicy gochujang sauce (New) Korean-style BBQ Nachos: Bulgogi pork belly, cheesy corn sauce, gochujang crema, fresh radish, and spicy cucumbers on house-made chips (New) Orange-flavored Cotton Candy Mango-Pineapple Pie: Mango and pineapple-filled pie (New)  Beverages: Mulan Sipper with assorted Coke or other drinks, or DASANI bottled water (non-alcoholic) Puffed Rice Pale Ale Lamplight Lounge (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13)   Food Items: *Korean-style BBQ Nachos: Bulgogi pork belly, cheesy corn sauce, gochujang crema, fresh radish, and spicy cucumbers on house-made chips (New) Kung Pao Bao: Kung Pao-glazed crispy pork belly, chili peanuts, steamed bao bun, red pepper, and green onion slaw Oolong Donut: Oolong-dusted beignet donut served with oolong crème anglaise, and orange soy pudding dipping sauces Beverages:Lunar Cocktail: Baiju Chinese liquor, smoked orange syrup, orange bitters and lemon juice garnished with orange peel (New) Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa: GCH Holiday CartFood Items: Lantern Whoopie Pie: Whoopie pie filled with vanilla buttercream and dipped in pearl sprinkles Assorted Pretzel Sticks: Tiger-striped chocolate pretzel sticks Mickey-shaped Tiger Sugar Cookie: Sugar cookie dipped in red chocolate with gold Mickey-shaped tiger ---New Playset Fun Coming to Toy Story Land in 2022 After enjoying a rollicking ride through Toy Story Mania!, Guests will soon be treated to a new experience that is filled to the brim with fun. Andy discovered Jessie’s Trading Post playset tucked away in the attic, and is bringing it downstairs to set up shop—full of the coolest toys and finest souvenirs handpicked by the rootinest, tootinest cowgirl.Also coming in 2022 to Andy’s backyard is the Roundup Rodeo BBQ restaurant. You'll be able to enjoy barbecue fare while surrounded by toys, games, and playsets that Andy has brought together for his one-of-a-kind rodeo.Disney is promising an immersive experience where the rodeo will be in full swing, with western town and train station playsets mixing with surprising, playful details, like some fan-favorite Pixar characters as they’ve never been seen before!ESPN will be at Disneyland Resort for Super Bowl WeekESPN will be at Disneyland Resort for Super Bowl LVI, with productions originating from Disney California Adventure park beginning Wednesday, February 9, through Super Bowl Sunday on February 13. Downtown Disney will have a fan experience Thursday, February 10 through Sunday, February 13.Disney Skyliner International Gateway line temporary closure Jan. 23-28In an effort to continually enhance the Guest experience here at Walt Disney World, we refresh our offerings from time to time. As previously announced in May 2021, Disney Skyliner transportation between EPCOT International Gateway, Disney’s Riviera Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will be unavailable from Sunday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Jan. 28.Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Daddy Daughter Disney Travel Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
The All-New Grand Floridian Spa Opens January 26 at Walt Disney World The Grand Floridian Spa has been refreshed while keeping in style with Victorian theme of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Inside the newly reimagined spa you'll find a tranquil Floridian garden with serene lighting and calming music. The ideal way to take a break and recharge from the high energy magic of the world outside the spa doors.There is a wide range of treatments and massages from which to choose. For example, you can experience The Grand Massage or Massage for Two. Both incorporate botanical lotions and other elements to designed to release tension and fatigue and replenish the mind, body and spirit. Or, why not destress with Nature’s Renewal Hydrating Treatment, which combines a full body exfoliation with a hydrating botanical massage.A full range of salon services are also available including haircuts, styling and The Grand Manicure and Pedicure Treatments. The Grand Floridian Spa’s nail treatments provide the ultimate pampering experience with exfoliation, mask, massage and choice of nail lacquer. Plus, you can visit the relaxation lounge before or after their treatments.Advance reservations are recommended and can be made online for dates starting January 26, 2022.--Garden Rocks Concert Series Returning to the EPCOT International Flower & Garden FestivalThe popular Garden Rocks Concert Series returns to the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival this March! New this year, top name artists will take the stage at the America Gardens Theater from Friday through Monday, while local Orlando bands and musicians will step into the spotlight Tuesday through Thursday.The Complete 2022 Garden Rocks! Concert Line-up At EPCOT March 4-5 – The Guess Who March 6-7 – Rick Springfield March 11-12 – Melina Leon – NEW to Garden Rocks March 18-19 – Mike DelGuidice, currently on tour with Billy Joel – NEW March 20-21 – Kool & The Gang – NEW to Garden Rocks March 25-28 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO April 1-2 – The Spinners April 3-4 – The Pointer Sisters April 8-9 – Blue October – NEW to Garden Rocks April 15-16 – Tommy DeCarlo, singer of the band Boston – NEW April 17-18 – Don Felder, Formerly of The Eagles April 22-23 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas April 24-25 – Claudia Leitte – NEW April 29-30 – Berlin May 1-2 – TobyMac May 6-7 – Blood, Sweat & Tears May 8-9 – The Commodores – NEW to Garden Rocks May 13-14 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett – NEW May 20-21 – A Flock Of Seagulls May 22-23 – Collin Raye – NEW May 27-28 – Thelma Houston – NEW May 29-30 – Little River Band June 3-6 – Simple Plan June 10-13 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone June 17-20 – Plain White T’s You can reserve your spot at a show by booking a Garden Rocks Dining Package available Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Find out more by visiting FreshEPCOT.com. --More Walt Disney World Restaurant Reopenings are Coming Your Way!Here's the latest news of upcoming reopenings and updates at Walt Disney World restaurants. January 27: The chefs from Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk will welcome back guests with their signature seafood dishes. Of course, they also have steak offerings.Favorite entrées include The Seafood Pearl Pasta which includes shrimp, lobster, scallops, clams, and mussels. Or, seafood lovers may prefer the Plancha-seared Scallops accompanied with savory grits, sweet corn, and Peppadew emulsion.For dessert, Flying Fish has a few great offerings, including a chocolate-lover favorite: the Cocoa Breach accompanied with delicious vanilla custard.January 31: the Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort is back with some favorite breakfast options and new lunch offerings. Why not start with some Blueberry Bacon Pancakes.February 3: The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort will once again be off to the races. It has a well-earned reputation for offering delicious American flavors in every dish. A classic appetizer here is the New York Cider-braised Mussels with garlic, chorizo, fennel, Fresno chili, and apple cider topped with a grilled baguette.Good picks for a main course include the Grilled Pork Chop or Braised Lamb Tagliatelle. And for cheesecake fans, there's a great New York Cheesecake on the menu.February 15: Cape May Café offers a little New England vibe where you can again feast on an all-you-care-to-enjoy, buffet breakfast with tasty items like pull-a-part bread with vanilla sauce, beef hash, and an omelet station. And what breakfast is complete without Mickey and Minnie waffles? The buffet continues at dinner with options like cornbread, seasonal harvest salad, seafood boil, and a daily carving station, just to name a few. You can also upgrade with snow crab legs or even a whole lobster, both purchased by the pound. February 17: Jiko – The Cooking Place reopens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge featuring the tastes and flavors of African, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisine. Worth a try is the Seafood Tagine featuring prawns scallops, squid, and Littleneck clams. If you like shellfish, this one's for you. For dessert, the Kilimanjaro dessert is back. It's a work of art that tastes great too. Decadent dark chocolate mousse, pistachio financier, pink peppercorn meringue, cacao nib crunch, and ras el hanout pineapples. Is your mouth watering yet?Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Daddy Daughter Disney Travel Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
Disney Springs Health and Wellness Celebration in JanuaryDisney Springs is embracing 2022 with a focus on health and wellness, including complimentary group fitness classes  on select Wednesdays and Fridays in January. Each class will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will take place in Town Center near Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories. Wellness Wednesday Events Schedule: January 12 – Warrior One Yoga presented by lululemon   January 19 – HIIT Workout Class presented by Under Armour January 26 – Orlando Power Yoga presented by Fabletics Fitness Friday Events: January 21 – Warrior One Yoga presented by lululemon January 28 –  HIIT Workout Class presented by Under Armour Registration is required for all events and space is limited. To register, visit the Fitness and Wellness page under the Experiences tab on DisneySprings.com. Eat Healthy at Disney SpringsIt’s also important to eat a well-balanced diet. Disney Springs has plenty of great food, and that includes healthier option menu items.Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC – Focus on diners with gluten, dairy, egg, and soy sensitivities, the health-minded, and those with allergies (especially kids) who can't find good food. Everything here is vegan, gluten-free and promises to be delicious.Frontera Cocina – The Taqueria Ensalada features Arcadian lettuce, poblano rajas, carrot, radish, avocado, tortilla strips, Cotija cheese and an avocado-lime vinaigrette-grilled chicken breast or the Mojo garlic grilled shrimp can also be added.Planet Hollywood – The Hollywood Bowl is a standout salad that features Romaine lettuce, house-roasted turkey breast, hard-boiled egg, avocado, Roma tomato, and cucumber. It comes with bacon, swiss cheese and croutons, but you can omit those if you’re aiming for a lower calorie meal. While the recommended dressing is Thousand Island, feel free to swap in a balsamic vinaigrette if desired.The Polite Pig – The Polite Caesar and Cobb Salads (without bacon) are satisfying bets, while the Chicken Salad Wrap is great for those who want a handheld option. There are even healthy choices for little ones including the Roast Smoked Turkey Breast and Grilled Skinless Chicken Breast.Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant – This Shepherd Went Vegan is a plant-based Shepherd’s Pie, and the Raglan Risotto is a vegetarian dish that spotlights wild mushrooms, glazed baby vegetables, tarragon and shaved parmesan. Raglan Road is also celebrated by those with gluten sensitivities as many of their popular menu items are gluten-free.Yesake – The Tofu Power Bowl is a hearty mix of organic tofu, avocado, spinach, carrot, cabbage, cucumber, tempura crunch and wasabi ponzu. Best of all? Guests can modify it to your liking.These are just a few of the healthier items you can find at Disney Springs. But remember to ask your server for recommendations and d forget you can always ask for a dish to be modified. Foodie Guide 2022 Epcot International Festival of the ArtsRunning from January 14 through February 21, 2022  the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will showcase visual, culinary and performing arts from across the globe. Here's the long awaited Foodie Guide to the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts!Pop Eats! (Near Port of Entry)Food Items: Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup with Bacon, Apple, and Brie Grilled Cheese (New) Almond Frangipane Cake layered with raspberry jam and Belgian chocolate Pop’t Art: Modern-designed sugar cookie with chocolate-hazelnut filling Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket with Rainbow Popcorn (New) Beverages: Hazy IPA Tomato Soup Can Bloody Mary The Deconstructed Dish (Near Port of Entry)Food Items:  Deconstructed BLT: Crispy pork belly, soft-poached egg, brioche, watercress espuma, tomato jam Deconstructed French Onion Soup: Beef broth ravioli, Gruyère espuma, onion bread pudding, and onion textures (New) Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key lime curd, “Key lime” mousse, graham cracker cake, and meringues (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Green) (New) Beverages: Deconstructed Apple Pie à la Mode: Apple-cinnamon gelato, cinnamon apple cider, apple pie filling, and streusel (non-alcoholic) (New) Brown Ale Deco Delights (Near Port of Entry) Food Items: Dulce Chocolate Mousse with chocolate crémeux and dark chocolate truffle (New) Decadent Valrhona Chocolate with dark chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie, and cassis mousse (New)  Orange Mousse with lemon cake and raspberry meringues (New) Beverages: Strawberry Blonde Nitro Vanilla Porter Milk Stout Neapolitan Beer Flight The Craftsman’s Courtyard (near Disney Traders) (New)Food Items: Cast Iron-roasted P.E.I. Mussels with Sautéed Tomatoes, Garlic, and Fresh Herbs (New) Cast Iron-seared Steelhead Trout with parsley salad, grape tomatoes, Kalamata olives, capers, and lemon aïoli (New) Beverages: Wheat Beer Chardonnay Rosé Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Flight Refreshment OutpostFood Items: Plant-based Bratwurst with spicy turmeric aïoli, coffee barbecue jackfruit, and slaw (Plant-based) Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie Beverages: Blue Raspberry Blonde Ale Nairobi Coffee Dark Beer Brown Ale Pastoral Palate (Germany) Food Items: Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with parsnip purée, broccolini, baby tomatoes, and aged balsamic Wild Boar Cassoulet with duck confit, ham hock, and wild boar sausage (New) Opera Cake: Almond joconde, coffee buttercream, and chocolate ganache Beverages: Rosé Hard Cider Rosé Blonde Ale Frozen Rosé A Play on Rosé Flight Old Vine Rosé The Artist’s Table (America)Food Items: Beef Wellington: Mushroom duxelle, prosciutto, and puff pastry with red wine demi-glace and baby vegetables Pan-seared Scallops with vanilla-butternut squash purée, brown butter cauliflower purée, and lime foam (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Orange) Pistachio Cake with cherry mousse and morello cherries Beverages: Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, milk, and dark chocolate (non-alcoholic) White Ale Amber Ale Brown Ale Pinot Noir Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Cream liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates Beer Flight Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)Food Items: Carrots Three Ways: Berbere-spiced grilled carrots, pickled carrots, and carrot ginger purée (Plant-based) (New) House-made Crispy Almond Phyllo Pockets with white chocolate pomegranate and milk chocolate orange (New) Beverages: Chai Tea Mint Mimosa: Twinings of London Chai Tea with Key lime sparkling wine and mint Sangria Hard Cider Chai Hard Cider Berry Hard Cider Cider Flight Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina (Between Morocco & France) Food Items: House-made Chorizo and Potato Empanada with turmeric aïoli and annatto aïoli (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Yellow) (New) Spicy Ajiaco Soup with guajillo and árbol chili-spiced chicken, potato, avocado, corn, and crème fraîche (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (New) Passion Fruit Mousse with Dragon Fruit Jam (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) Beverages: Coconut and Passion Fruit Smoothie (non-alcoholic) Frozen Piña Colada Passion Fruit Daiquiri Refreshment Port (Near Canada)Food Items: Gnocchi Poutine with red wine-braised beef, cheese curds, basil, and burrata (New) Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie Beverages: Blood Orange Cosmo: Vodka with blood orange, cranberry, and lime (New) Hard Cider Gourmet Landscapes (Canada) Food Items: Blood Orange-braised Beet Carpaccio with mustard vinaigrette, pickled clamshell mushrooms, golden beets, and crostini (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Red) (Planted-based) (New) Roasted Bone Marrow with onion marmalade, pickled mushrooms, mache lettuce, and bone marrow snow (New) Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings, and Zinfandel Reduction Beverages: German Lager Cuvée Sparkling Wine Merlot Frozen Rusty Nail Cocktail The Donut BoxFood Items: Vanilla Donut with strawberry sugar, strawberry ice cream, fresh strawberries, and strawberry gele (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – Pink) (New) Inside Out Donut: Vanilla donut with Bavarian cream (New) Chocolate-dipped Donut with black and gold sugar sprinkles and chocolate buttercream ((New) Beverages: Rosé Cold Fashion Coffee Cocktail L’Art de la Cuisine Française (France)Food Items: Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm creamy brie in a house-made bread bowl Croissant à la Truffe Noire d’Hiver: Black winter truffle croissant served warm Mousseline de Bisque de Homard Froide, Brioche Feuilletée à l’Aneth: Chilled lobster bisque mousse served with dill brioche (New)  Moelleux aux Noisettes et Chocolats Valrhona: Molten chocolate and hazelnut cake with pure origin Valrhona chocolates Beverages: Frozen French Martini: Vodka, black raspberry liqueur, pineapple, orange, and grape juice with lemon-lime foam French Rosé Sparkling Wine Cabernet Sauvignon Sparkling Chardonnay El Artista Hambriento (Mexico)Food Items: Huarache Verde: Cilantro huarache with cochinita pibil, fresh pineapple, and pickled onion (New) Carne Asada: Seared beef tenderloin, grilled queso fresco, refried beans, scallion, and ranchera salsa (New) Taco de Chocolate: Chocolate candy shell filled with Mexican chocolate mousse with a touch of chile topped with seasonal fruit (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) Beverages: Mexican Craft Beer: Crafted with citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean seawater The Lily: Blanco tequila, violet essence Infusion, rose petal liqueur, cranberry, and lime juice Smoky Raspberry: Blanco tequila, rosemary-infused mezcal, ginger cordial, lime juice, and rosemary aroma Goshiki (Japan)Food Items: Chicken Kushiage: Breaded and fried chicken with yum yum sauce and vegetables (New) Sushi Donut: Donut-shaped sushi featuring salmon, tuna, shrimp, cucumber, and sesame seed over a decorated plate of wasabi aïoli, sriracha, and eel sauce Beverages: Winter Ale Sake in a traditional personalized wooden cup Niseko Flurry: Sake, rum, white cranberry juice, blue curaçao, and lime juice (New) The Painted Panda (China) Food Items: General Tso’s Chicken Shumai Char Siu Pork Bun Beverages: “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic milk tea with black and white boba (non-alcoholic) Jasmine Draft Beer Eastern Dynasty: Vodka, light rum, strawberry syrup, piña colada mix, soda water, and magic boba pearls Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, triple sec, mango syrup, orange juice, and soda water Sea Butterfly: Butterfly pea flower-infused cocktail with vodka, light rum, lychee syrup, magic boba pearls L’Arte di Mangiare (Italy)Food Items: Arancini: Fried risotto balls stuffed with braised-beef and served with pomodoro sauce (New) Ravioli alla Boscaiola: Sweet sausage ravioli, mushrooms, caramelized onions, and creamy Parmesan sauce (New) Bomboloni: Chocolate-hazelnut Italian doughnut with powdered sugar (New) Beverages: Peroni Pilsner Pinot Grigio Chianti Prosecco Red Sparkling Wine Moscato Italian White Sangria with Prosecco Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello Amaretto Bellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée, and Prosecco Bergamotto: Rosolio Liqueur, Prosecco, and Olive Funnel CakeCherry Blossom Funnel Cake: Chocolate chip funnel cake topped with cherry ice cream, rainbow whipped cream, chocolate chips, and a maraschino cherry (New) Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) – Mocha Masterpiece Cold Brew: A sweet creamy cold brew topped with whipped cream and chocolate puffs Canada – Colorful Canvas Cold Brew: A sweet creamy cold brew topped with whipped cream and fruity cereal World Showcase (Near Disney Traders) – Cinnamon Swirl Cold Brew: A sweet creamy cold brew topped with whipped cream and cinnamon squares The American Adventure – Rainbow Dreams Cold Brew: A sweet creamy cold crew topped with whipped cream and colorful marshmallow crunch --You Can Now Standby at Remy's Ratatouille AdventureAs of January 10, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure now has a standby queue instead of a virtual queue. You can also buy access to a Lightning Lane queue at this attraction. Virtual queues continue to be helpful with the launch of popular attractions and the debut of new experiences and offerings, so we may use it again from time to time for select attractions in the future.  Cosmic Rewind will likely be the next virtual queue at Epcot.--National Geographic Expeditions Announces 2023 Departure Dates to New Destinations plus a new River CruiseNational Geographic Expeditions has announced new 2023 departure dates for their Signature Land, Private Expedition and River Cruise itineraries, including a reimagined trip, Costa Rica: Wildlife and Conservation. These trips take travelers to destinations around the world along with knowledgeable National Geographic Experts or guides who will share their experiences.They offer premium, fully planned itineraries; a small group of 16-25 travelers and the best of history, culture, heritage and natural wildlife of a destination. The enhanced eight-night, nine-day expedition to Costa Rica leads travelers through the country’s rich biodiversity and conservation efforts. During this trip, you will visit wetlands and tropical rainforests and may see sloths, monkeys, birds, frogs and more in their natural habitat. You can visit a family-run coffee, cacao and sugarcane plantation; join researchers at the Monteverde Institute to participate in cloud forest conservation projects; and journey to the Leatherback Turtle Trust to learn about monitoring turtles. National Geographic Expert, Vanessa Bezy, a National Geographic Society grantee, marine biologist and wildlife conservationist, will also join select departures to share her passion for conservation. 2023 Signature Land dates include Patagonia, Egypt, India and Borneo. National Geographic River Cruises take travelers to grand cities, forgotten villages and the endless countryside all while exploring some of Europe’s most historic waterways aboard world-class ships with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line. Each departure is accompanied by a National Geographic Expert—such as a historian, author or archaeologist—who gives presentations on board and accompanies daily included excursions, and a National Geographic Photographer who offers professional tips on technique and artistry to help voyagers capture incredible moments.Book by March 10 for big savings. Choose from five itineraries, including Holland and Belgium in the Springtime, the Danube River Cruise, Danube Christmas Markets, Rhine River Cruise and Rhine Christmas Markets. Availability is limited. Please click here for more details.There are also Private Expeditions that give travelers exclusive opportunities to explore unique places with their chosen companions on their preferred dates. Private Expedition destinations include Egypt, Peru, Morocco, Ecuador and China. A full list of private expeditions is available here.--In Other Disney News: The Latest Disney Vacation SavingsDisney Aulani Hawaii EscapeSave up to 20% on select rooms for stays of 5 or more nights or 15% on 4-night stays from April 16 - June 5, 2022.Book by February 6, 2022 and arrive between May 10 and June 1, 2022, stay 4 or more nights and get a $150 Resort credit.Fun in the Sun Spring and Summer Savings for Walt Disney World Resort HotelsSave up to $500 on a 5-night stay at select Disney Resort hotels most nights between March 6 -July 7, 2022. This offer is now available and they tend to sell out fast so don't delay.--Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Daddy Daughter Disney Travel Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon has Reopened, but it's not all good newsThe surf’s up once again at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, but that's only part of the story. The tropical-island-inspired water park reopened to guests on January 2, 2022. Unfortunately, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park closed to guests (temporarily at least) on New Year's Day, January 1, 2022. Disney giveth and Disney taketh away.There's always a lot to do at Typhoon Lagoon, but with the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary underway, there are a few more things you should know.What's New and What's a Must-Do at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon in 2022Create Your Own Custom Dole Whip The Snack Shack next to Typhoon Tilly’s allows you to sample items from a menu of all-new frozen dessert bar items. You can even mix and match some favorite Dole Whip flavors (including mango, pineapple, lime and raspberry) to build your own custom Disney Dole Whip. Adults can choose to electrify their Dole Whips by adding tequila, coconut rum or dark rum. Plus, there are new Moana-inspired Dole Whip cones as an option to make your Dole Whip into something a little different.An Old Favorite is Back: Surfing at Typhoon LagoonYou can learn to surf with professional instructors at the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, America’s largest outdoor wave pool. This is one of our all-time favorite things to do at Walt Disney World and it's a definite must do for anyone who wants to learn to surf and for experienced surfers alike (they will bring the big waves for you).Crush ‘n’ Gusher: The Disney Water Coaster at Typhoon LagoonWhat do you get when you combine a water slide and roller coaster? A water coaster of course. There are three tropical fruit-themed chutes: Pineapple Plunger, Coconut Crusher or Banana Blaster.50th Anniversary-Inspired Menu ItemsFrom Walt’s Chili Nachos, which offer a special twist on one of Walt Disney’s favorite meals, to the EARidescent Ice Dream Cone, a birthday cake-flavored soft-serve spectacular, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is home to a variety of delicious anniversary-themed treats.Castaway Creek, The Typhoon Lagoon Lazy RiverIf water slides aren't your thing or you just want a little time to slow things down, Castaway Creek offers a "peaceful drift" down a 2,000-foot lazy river, floating past shady grottoes, thundering waterfalls, overhead rope bridges and lush rainforest landscapes.Don’t ‘Miss’ Out on Miss Adventure FallsAs the story goes, Miss Adventure Falls is owned by Captain Mary Oceaneer – a sea-faring treasure hunter whose haul got caught in the rogue typhoon. This thrilling family-friendly adventure is the newest attraction at Typhoon Lagoon and gives you the opportunity to hunt for Captain Mary’s scattered global treasures during their voyage.Relax in a Beachcomber Shack, a Private CabanaIf you want to splurge for your own private space, you can relax in an piece of paradise by booking a Beachcomber Shack, a luxury cabana space featuring cushioned seating, secluded shade and exclusive menu.Beachcomber Shacks include room for up to six guests, and they have amenities such as towels, cushioned chairs, refillable drink mugs, a locker, and a cooler stocked with ice and bottled water. They make an excellent home base for your stay and you get your own personal attendant.Hurry to Humunga KowabungaIt's not quite Summet Plummet, but thrill seekers will love the near-vertical drops at Humunga Kowabunga, a downhill flume slide that uses the steep slopes of Mount Mayday.In other Disney Travel News...Explore Europe with 2022 Adventures By Disney Danube and Rhine River CruisesIf you've ever dreamed of taking an Adventures by Disney river cruise to see the towns and landscapes of Europe, Disney has announced a special offer.Adventures by Disney guests can save $500 per person on select 2022 Danube and Rhine River cruises. Departures must be booked before February 28, 2022 and your travel dates must be between June 26 and August 4, 2022. There is limited availability and the offer excludes category E staterooms and Suites. Thank You for Listening to the Disney Travel PodcastThank you very much for listening to this episode, Amelia and I hope that you enjoyed it. If you did, we would be very grateful if you could rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes (or on whichever app you choose to listen). A brief review about what you liked most about an episode truly helps to keep the show going by exposing it to new listeners. We look forward to continue producing new episodes each week.Sharing the podcast with your friends and on social media is also extremely helpful and very much appreciated.Shop 1923 Main StreetFeel free to visit our 1923 Main Street® Disney merchandise shop where we have hundreds of unique and original Disney-inspired t-shirts, leggings, clothing, mugs, phone cases and much more. You'll find everything from 1923 Main Street logo merchandise to custom created authentic Disney-inspired originals, including lots of great patterns for leggings and other items.Contact 1923 Main StreetThank you for listening to the Daddy Daughter Disney Travel Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com. As always, we love to get feedback and questions from our listeners and to hear your suggestions and ideas for future episodes.Please be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.Thank you for listening and have a magical day!Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic--Media provided by Jamendo
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