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My Disney Experience’s Mobile Order Feature Expands to 15 Locations

August 28, 2017

Now, it’s easier than ever to personalize your Walt Disney World® Resort experience through the My Disney Experience app. My Disney Experience continues to add new features – including the new Mobile Order and Online Mobile Check-in at Disney Resort hotels – while still helping you plan your vacation experience and make changes on the go through helpful tools like FastPass+, Disney PhotoPass and more.

 

With the great feedback from Guests about how easy and convenient it is to use Mobile Order, the Mobile Order service is now available at 15 locations throughout Walt Disney World theme parks and at Disney Springs®. The new service saves you time when ordering meals at quick-service restaurants by allowing you to order on demand, pay in advance and skip the line, and not have mealtime interfere with time spent enjoying all of the other attractions and experiences throughout the resort. Check our this video for a closer look.

 

To use Mobile Order, you can sign in to the My Disney Experience app and tap the “Order Food” button, which lists restaurants that offer the service. You can browse restaurant menus, select items, customize your order and prepay, all right through the app. Then, when you arrive at the restaurant, you simply tap “I’m Here, Prepare My Order” in the app, which notifies the kitchen to prepare your meal. When it’s ready, a notification will alert you to pick up their meal from the “Mobile Order Pick Up” area in the restaurant. Here are the 15 restaurants that currently offer Mobile Order:

Magic Kingdom® Park:
Columbia Harbour House
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
Pinocchio Village Haus
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant*

Epcot®:
Electric Umbrella
Liberty Inn

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®:
ABC Commissary
Backlot Express
PizzeRizzo

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park:
Flame Tree Barbecue
Pizzafari
Restaurantosaurus
Satu’li Canteen

Disney Springs®:
D-Luxe Burger

*Location operates seasonally.

The only form of payment currently accepted through Mobile Order is credit card, but Disney is working on adding more payment options soon. Anyone with special dietary restrictions, or those who want to use discounts or redeem dining plan entitlements must place their order with a cashier.

What’s the best news? Disney plans to continue expanding the service to even more locations across Walt Disney World Resort throughout the year.

 

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New Baseline Tap House and Grand Avenue Area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

July 26, 2017

Baseline Tap House

 

Debuting this fall, the new Grand Avenue area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is being re-imagined by Walt Disney Imagineers to capture the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles, showing vintage office buildings and warehouses representing the different vibrant districts and cultures of the city. One prominent hot spot to spring up is the Baseline Tap House, a cheerful corner pub specializing in beer and wines from California.

 

In a quaint brick building, Baseline Tap House celebrates the revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles by paying homage to the building’s former life as the Figueroa Printing Company, a mom-and-pop print house that had ties to the Disney studios in nearby Burbank. The space retains many of its cool architectural and mechanical details with exposed walls and old printing equipment and artifacts, blending the past and present in an inviting space. Outside is a charming tree-shaded terrace, perfect for a relaxing break in the day.

 

California craft ales, lagers and cider are the stars of the drink menu. California wines on tap along with specialty cocktails are not to be missed either. A gourmet non-alcoholic lemonade and soda on tap round out the drink selection.

 

You can even try one of the small bites, including a Bavarian pretzel with mustard and beer-cheese fondue, spiced almonds or a charcuterie board featuring California cheeses.

 

Baseline Tap House will open daily at 11 a.m. Stay tuned for more details!

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New Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience!

May 9, 2017

Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge

 

The Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience is a great way for you to take in the Tomorrowland skyline at Disneyland® Park, from a unique point of view! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Space Mountain at Disneyland Resort, this new lounge experience will debut in Tomorrowland on May 26, 2017.

The Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience features retro décor and desserts—both sweet and savory, as well as both hot and cold non-alcoholic beverages. The lounge area will be open to Guests from 8-10 p.m. If a fireworks spectacular is scheduled, you will be able to catch a glimpse right from your seat.

The interstellar snack box will include:

  • Mickey Cloud Cake: Cream-filled sponge cake
  • Chocolate Eclipse: Cream-filled chocolate cake drenched in chocolate
  • Coconut Comet: Coconut-strawberry iced sponge cake filled with cream
  • Planetary Pie: Mini cherry-filled pie
  • Moon Rocks: Boursin herbed cheese, cream cheese, shredded cheddar and jack cheese, chives, pimentos, bacon

Cost is $45 for ages 3 and older, tax included.

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New Menu for Jiko at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

February 14, 2017

Jiko Menu

 

Next time you visit Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge you can enjoy an almost-all-new menu.

Jiko means “cooking place” in Swahili, and the restaurant’s menu pays homage to the African theme in a beautiful dining room inspired by Disney’s “The Lion King.” Wood-burning ovens scent the dining room with crisp flatbreads like the Mozambican chicken with sweet plaintains, Cape gooseberries, cashews and coconut mayonnaise. There are plenty of unusual names and ingredients in the subtly spiced dishes, but servers are happy to help you navigate the adventurous menu.

You will always find a filet on the menu, but the sides that accompany are seasonal and ever-changing. And, a version of maize-crusted fish in tomato-butter sauce has always been offered, but it now features perch from Lake Victoria in Africa. Durham Ranch elk loin and Mrouzia-style lamb tagine are new dishes, and buttery-sweet scallops are paired with Berkshire pork belly.

A guest favorite is “Taste of Africa,” all made in-house with pappadam, sesame fatir and flax seed naan, served with a variety of dips including hummus, green chermoula, goat butter and mango chutney. A brand-new starter is Manti Dumplings, filled with boar, bison and elk and served with spicy tomato sauce and saffron yogurt.

For sweet endings, the new Kilimanjaro is a favorite of chocolate fans with Tanzanian chocolate mousse, pistachio financier, pink peppercorn meringue, cacao nib crunch and pineapple flavored with ras el hanout, a Moroccan spice blend. Strawberry shortcake with local berries and sweet potato cheesecake with sweet apple chutney are also both on the menu.

Jiko has the largest offering of South African wines anywhere in the United States, with more than 125 of South Africa’s boutique wineries showcasing their vintages at the restaurant, and was awarded Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.

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Gasparilla Island Grill has Reopened with a New Menu!

January 17, 2017

Gasparilla Island Grill New Menu

 

After a recent refurbishment, Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has reopened with a new menu. Elevated flavors, artisanal ingredients and great attention to detail can be found through each station – hot sandwiches and pizzas, the sandwich and salad bar and coffee and dessert.

At the Sandwich Bar, each sandwich is assembled per order, keeping the bread – which is baked fresh in house daily – perfectly crusty. You can enjoy fresh, high-quality ingredients including Tillamook Cheddar on the smoked ham sandwich, Florida orange vinaigrette on the roasted turkey, thick slices of Mozzarella on the grilled vegetable sandwich and roast beef with horseradish. And, each sandwich is served with house-made chips.

You can also create your own salad at the salad bar, topping it off with flank steak or marinated chicken. At breakfast, the salad bar becomes a yogurt bar allows you to build parfaits with toppings such as fresh fruits, granola and bananas in a decadent caramel sauce.

Pizzas are served on dough made in-house daily. You can choose from sausage and Mozzarella, fire-roasted tomatoes with basil pesto and a three-cheese blend, or the chicken and mushroom. For hot sandwiches you can indulge in the artisanal burger, featuring 7 ounces of a signature beef blend, bacon and Cheddar cheese on a freshly-baked Brioche bun. Other options include a Mahi Mahi “Ruben,” featuring house-made cabbage slaw on marble Rye bread, or the chicken and Brie, a delicious twist on Cordon Bleu – with ham, spinach, raspberry mustard on a Brioche bun.

Finally, you can enjoy specialty coffees and delicious baked goods, pastries and sweets including Coconut Pot de Crème, Almond Fruit Tart, Chocolate Mousse Pie, Mickey Brownie, Minnie Mouse Cupcake and assorted cookies and other sweet treats.

 

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Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory re-opens with a great new menu!

November 25, 2016

sassagoula floatworks food

 

Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory, located at my favorite of the Disney Moderate Resorts, Port Orleans — French Quarter, recently reopened after being reimagined. And now, this hidden gem features even more flavors inspired by New Orleans, including jambalya, po’ boys, gumbo and more.

 

Home-style favorites such as create-your-own pasta, salads and pizza are still available for lunch and dinner, in addition to new flavors inspired by New Orleans. Specialty burgers include a Cajun King Burger with Andouille sausage, Cheddar Cheese and Creole mustard aioli and a Crawfish Mac & Cheese Burger. You can also enjoy Jambalaya or a create-your-own rice bowl with pulled pork, catfish or shrimp, red or black beans, and Cajun, dirty or white rice.

 

New breakfast items have also been added to the menu, and include Crispy-Fried Chicken on a Biscuit with maple-bacon jam, Molasses-Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll and a Jumbo Sweet Potato Belgian Waffle topped with toasted pecans, whipped cream and apple-cranberry compote.

 

Of course, everyone’s favorite signature made-to-order beignets are now available with new dipping sauces, including raspberry, caramel and chicory-coffee ganache. And no visit to “The Big Easy” would be complete without a Louisiana-style King Cake, perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras anytime.

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Seasonal Tastes and Candlelight Narrators at Holidays Around the World at Epcot

November 4, 2016

candlelight-processional-treats

 

One of the most delightful ways for you to experience Epcot® is sampling the tasty treats found all around World Showcase. And now, Holidays Around the World is adding more food and drink for the winter celebration Nov. 25-Dec. 30, 2016.

 Here’s just a sampling of some of the items you’ll find at the five new marketplaces:

  • Prost! in Germany (artisan cheese plate or sauerbraten with red cabbage and spätzle)
  • American Holiday Table in American Adventure Pavilion (slow-roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce)
  • Alpine Haus between France and Morocco (cheese fondue in a bread bowl with fresh steamed vegetables)
  • Seasonal Southern Delights near World Showcase Plaza (blackened catfish with white cheddar grits with okra)
  • Feast of Three Kings Feast near World Showcase Plaza (Three Kings Bread)

Also as a part of Holidays Around the World at Epcot, Candlelight Processional returns to present the story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.

Celebrity Narrators scheduled to make appearances this year include (subject to change without notice):

  • Nov. 25-27 – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Nov. 28-Dec. 1 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • Dec. 2-3 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • Dec. 4*-6 – Edward James Olmos
  • Dec. 7-9 – TBA
  • Dec. 10-12 – Robby Benson
  • Dec. 13-15 – Meredith Vieira
  • Dec. 16-18 – Jim Caviezel
  • Dec. 19-21 – Joe Morton
  • Dec. 22-24 – Ming-Na Wen – NEW!
  • Dec. 25-27 – Jodi Benson
  • Dec. 28-30 – Cal Ripken, Jr. – NEW!

The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the American Gardens Theatre. Dining packages are available on select nights and include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.

Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at $27 plus tax per person for adults and $14 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9. Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $47 plus tax per person for adults and $20 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

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*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Theme park admission is required. There is no 5 p.m. show on 12/4.

Seasonal Sweets and Treats at Disney Springs

September 22, 2016

Disney Springs is celebrating the fall season with a number of fun, limited time treats that should delight Guests both young and old!

Amorette’s Patisserie in the Town Center neighborhood of Disney Springs will feature a Pumpkin Mickey cake with decadent layers of chocolate chiffon cake, milk chocolate mousse and orange blossom pate de fruit, which will be available from October 1st – 31st.

 

Pumpkin Mickey cake

Pumpkin Mickey Cake

 

The Fall Time Petit Cake will also be available at Amorette’s from September 11 – November 10. Designed to look like a birch tree with a carved “A” for Amorette’s, this cake features delicious layers of baked apple, salted caramel, milk jam and spiced chiffon.

 

Fall Time Petit Cake

Fall Time Petit Cake

 

At D-Luxe Burger, a Caramel Apple Shake will be available from October 1st – November 10th. The creamy vanilla gelato base is perfectly complemented with tart green apple and sweet caramel flavors and topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.

 

Over in The Landing neighborhood of Disney Springs, new seasonal ganache flavors are now available at The Ganachery, Pumpkin Spice Latte and Cinnamon Apple. Additional new flavors such as Classic Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Coconut, and Creamy Peanut Butter ganache are also available.

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte and Cinnamon Apple Ganache

Pumpkin Spice Latte and Cinnamon Apple Ganache

 

Flying Fish and the AbracadaBar at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort

May 19, 2016

Flying Fish Concept Art

 

Opening is set for late summer for Flying Fish Restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort at Walt Disney World® Resort. The “Cafe” goes away as part of the name, and you will be welcomed to a sophisticated interior that still pays homage to the golden era of seaside boardwalks.

 

A new menu will feature sustainable fish, as well as a new Fruits of the Sea appetizer with rock shrimp and clams from Florida, grouper cheek, mussels, a splash of Brandy and a rich lobster stock.

 

Inside, Flying Fish Restaurant will feature an all-new kitchen and dining room (with expanded space for private dining events), sparkling architectural accents, like golden-winged room panels and an impressive chandelier that mimics a school of flying fish overhead. Next door, the new AbracadaBar lounge will open, taking the spot formerly occupied by Seashore Sweets candy and ice cream shop.

 

This new “curious cocktail lounge” combines the Golden Age of Magic with the magic of Disney storytelling. From enchanted magic show posters and mystifying mirrors to vintage props and tricks, AbracadaBar promises to be just as surprising and magical as its name suggests.

 

I’m most intrigued about the AbracadaBar.  “Enchanted Magic Show Posters” brings to my mind images of the enchanted artwork on board Disney Cruise Line ships.  (For those of you unfamiliar with them, enchanted artwork looks like a normal painting or poster until you stand and look at it for long enough.  Then it magically animates in a unique way for each piece of art, and sometimes even interacts with nearby enchanted artwork.)

 

I’m also wondering if they’ll use any elements from dearly-missed Adventurers Club in the AbracadaBar.  I can think of a few things from there that would fit in with the “golden age of magic.”   I suppose I’ll find out soon enough, but I really can’t wait for this place to open!

Amorette’s Patisserie Opens May 15 at Disney Springs

May 4, 2016

Amorette’s Patisserie

 

With sweets almost too pretty to eat, Amorette’s Patisserie showcases the beautiful work of Walt Disney World® Resort pastry chefs in a new shop coming to Disney Springs™.

Classic and contemporary cakes and pastries are the stars in this high-end pastry shop where you can watch pastry chefs decorate signature cakes in the on-stage finishing kitchen. Even the beautiful boutique-style packaging, inspired by old-fashioned hatboxes, lends to the sophisticated feel of the location.

From a classic macaron or crisp, light pavlova to the ultimate chocolate-chocolate chunk cookie, Amorette’s is a dessert lover’s dream come true.

 

Amorette’s Patisserie

 

There’s something for everyone: eclairs, New York-style cheesecake, opera cake and sacher torte. Special sweets have names like “Reflection in Memphis” (peanut blondie with bacon, banana and chocolate) and Strawberry Fields of OC (strawberry mousse with basil sugar and lemon curd). Amorette’s Signature Cake is beautifully decorated, with 10 layers of delectable flavors and textures. These are edibles that only a talented pastry artist could create. And, yes, there are gluten friendly cakes on the menu.

 

Amorette’s Patisserie

 

Amorette’s features a few delectable beverage options as well. You can sip a Champagne or sparkling wine with your pastry, or go straight for the indulgent Amorette’s Hot Chocolate Ganache, a cupful of sippable chocolate with Chantilly and shaved dark chocolate on top. You can also opt for a glass of cold milk, coffee or tea.

 

Amorette’s Patisserie

 

Amorette’s Patisserie will open on May 15, 2016 with the rest of Town Center, and beginning May 22, Guests can pre-order Amorette’s Patisserie cakes by calling 407-934-3500 with 72 business hours advance notice.