Saturday, October 6, 2018

Storybook Dining at Artist Point

Reservations are now open for Storybook Dining at Artist Point, located at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. This unique Character Dining experience is inspired by the Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Storybook Dining with Snow White at Artist Point will offer your family a delicious, fanciful dinner with visits from Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy and even The Queen!
You can quench your thirst with creative and fun cocktails (and mocktails) and a variety of beers in bottles and on draft. A wine list with a focus on the most highly rated wines from Oregon and Washington State rounds out the beverage menu.
The storybook-themed dining experience begins with shared appetizers including Hunter’s Pie, Winter Squash Bisque and Wicked Shrimp Cocktail.
Then, you can choose your entrée from a prix fixe menu. You can feast on the Royal Prime Rib Roast, Brother’s Grimm Roasted Chicken, Magic Mirror Slow Braised Veal Shank, Seafood Stew and Bashful’s Butter Poached Snapper. Or enjoy the vegetarian option – A Stroll Through Nature – featuring butternut squash, arugula and gnocchi.
Children can choose from a selection of kid-friendly items, including Royal Prime Rib Roast, Grilled Chicken, Princess Pasta and Vegetarian Steam Bun.
And for a sweet finale, you can top the experience with a “Poison” Apple; Fairy Tale Gooseberry Pie; a sponge cake with chocolate gems and buttercream icing called Miner’s Treasures; and The Hunter’s Gift to the Queen, which features cracked maple popcorn with a ganache heart. Remember, the desserts are shared, so Guests don’t have to choose – you get one of each! 
Pricing is $55 for adults and $33 for children ages 3-9 (tax and gratuity not included). Each Guest will receive one of each appetizer, their choice of entrée, and one of each dessert as well as their choice of non-alcoholic fountain beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty beverages are not included). All menu items are subject to change.
Make advance reservations for Storybook Dining with Snow White at Artist Point now and up to 180 days prior to your visit for dates beginning Dec. 16, 2018.
Please note the current Signature dining experience at Artist Point will be available through Nov. 10, 2018.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Limited Time breakfast at The Plaza Restaurant

Dining update:

Coming soon, for a limited time....breakfast right in the heart of Main Street U.S.A!

Beginning on November 4, 2018 and ending on January 5, 2019 breakfast at The Plaza Restaurant will be available daily from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Choices will include a Classic All-American Breakfast with scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, bacon, a biscuit, and Mickey Waffles. Lobster Benedict with crispy fried green tomatoes, buttery lobster, two poached eggs, and hollandaise is also on the menu and served with house-made breakfast potatoes. Additionally, guests will be able to create their own omelet made with fresh ingredients including sausage, bacon, ham, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and cheese.

Don't worry, your Prince and Princess will have options too!
Selections such as the beloved Mickey Waffles served with fresh-cut fruit, sausage, and bacon will be available on the kids menu! The Mickey Waffles are served over banana cream, dusted with powdered sugar, then topped with Mickey-shaped sprinkles.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

19 Magical New and Limited-Time Experiences Coming to Walt Disney World in 2019

Now, more than ever, it’s time to start planning your  2019 Walt Disney World® vacation. Because there will be more to see, do, taste and experience here next year than ever before. Whatever your passion for Disney, there’s a big dose of pixie dust waiting for you at all four parks.

Love Mickey and Minnie Mouse? Want to get wild with “The Lion King”? Feel like playing with your Pixar pals? Or maybe you’d like to see a concert every night? All this and more will be waiting for you next year. Here’s a glance at 19 new and limited-time experiences to look forward to in 2019 at Walt Disney World!

Starting Jan. 18…
  1. In honor of the true originals, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration will bring new music, dancing and all sorts of other fun to Magic Kingdom® Park.
  2. The new “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” at Magic Kingdom will invite you to dance with Mickey, Minnie and their pals in front of Cinderella Castle. Shake it along with live singers belting out new arrangements of classic “Mickey Mouse Club” songs.
  3. The Dapper Dans and other entertainers on Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom will sing songs in honor of Mickey.
  4. Look for special Mickey- and Minnie-themed merchandise and food at Magic Kingdom to make this party complete.
  5. And this is a Surprise Celebration, after all, so you can expect more Limited-Time Magic entertainment and other experiences to pop up periodically around Magic Kingdom.

  6. The Incredibles are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®! Pixar Avenue will transform into a Metroville city block, and Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone are throwing a party to celebrate.
  7. Meet the one and only Edna Mode – the greatest super suit designer! She will set up a special location on Pixar Avenue showcasing some of her best creations (no capes!).
  8. Show your #IncredibleSide along Pixar Avenue by striking a heroic pose in front of three-dimensional scenes straight out of Pixar Animation Studios’ Incredibles
  9. Also on Pixar Avenue, look for clues to the whereabouts of the youngest Incredible, the mischievous and multi-powered Jack-Jack.
  10. Elsewhere at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a door to the monster world will open inside Walt Disney Presents, where you’ll have a chance to meet Mike and Sulley from Pixar’s Monsters Inc.
    Hakuna Matata
  11. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® along with Timon and Rafiki in the “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” on Discovery Island. Let your inner animal roam free on the dance floor in this raucous party!
  12. Also at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, have fun posing in front of special three-dimensional photo opportunities re-creating scenes from the animated classic.
  13. The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is back! This year’s special event takes place Jan. 18 – Feb. 25, allowing you to indulge in world-class culinary and visual arts.
  14. The Disney on Broadway concert series is expanding to seven days a week during the Festival of the Arts, so you’ll have even more opportunities to experience some Disney musical magic live on stage.
And later in the year…
  1. Welcome spring’s arrival with the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival, returning March 6 – June 3 with its wide selection of delectable bites at outdoor kitchens and dozens of Disney-themed topiaries blooming around the park.
  2. Even better, this year’s Garden Rocks concert series expands, as well, to seven days a week during the Flower & Garden Festival, which means a total of 270 concerts over the course of the 90-day event.
  3. Ka-Chow! Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy rolls into Disney’s Hollywood Studios in spring 2019. In this new show experience, you’ll come face to face with Lightning and learn from his years of experience on the track.
  4. Outside the Racing Academy, you’ll get to meet Lightning McQueen’s speedy pal, Cruz Ramirez.
And finally…
  1. If you haven’t visited Walt Disney World recently, then there’s even more for you to explore and experience. Become an honorary toy at Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, travel to the bioluminescent planet of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom or wish a fond farewell to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth – the nighttime spectacular at Epcot – before its conclusion scheduled for the end of summer 2019.
Now, more than ever, you’ll want to be here for it all, so don’t wait to book your vacation! Contact us today!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Frightfully Fun Ways for your family to Enjoy Halloween Time at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort

Spooky fun and full of delight, the Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort have terrifyingly tasty treats, amazing displays and ghostly entertainment, all sure-fire ways for your family to extend your Halloween Time experience, before, during or after a great day at the parks.

Disneyland Halloween Decor

Enjoy the Spook-tacular Seasonal Decor: In the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is a “spook-tacular” edible display of Halloween pumpkins. These pumpkins take a ghoulish form with Oogie Boogie, and are built from cereal treats, icing, chocolate, and fondant. Our talented pastry chefs used over 200 pounds of icing, 100 pounds of chocolate, and 300 pounds of fondant to create these incredible pumpkins.

Also during Halloween Time, experience ghoulish décor surrounding the Disneyland Hotel and discover the swashbuckler in you at the pirate-themed Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. The pirates have hoisted the Jolly Roger flag in the lobby, calling all buccaneers for fun at “Pirates Pier”!

Disneyland Resort Trick-or-Treat

Exclusive Trick-or-Treating for Hotel Guests: On select afternoons from October 2 through October 31, overnight guests of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort are invited to drop in for a howling good time and exclusive, complimentary trick-or-treat festivities. Together, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Paradise PierHotel will have a treat map of locations, so little ghosts and goblins (and their parents) can visit all three hotels. The hotels are offering activities such as coloring pages, bat mask decorating and create-your-own pirate hat. Cookie decorating kits are also available for a fee. Hotel guests are encouraged to sign up at the Guest Services desk.

Disneyland Halloween Treats

Taste Yummy Halloween Treats: At Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, you will find a holiday cart in the lobby serving up some scary and sweet Mickey-shaped cookies featuring iconic Halloween-inspired decorations. This cart is also serving up Halloween whoopie pies, jumbo cake pops, pretzel rods, a cookie box with Witch Finger cookies, and pumpkin pound cake. At The Coffee House at the Disneyland Hotel, you’ll find a chocolate Bat Cookie. Across all three hotels, the Red Poison Apple Glow Cube can be found at restaurant or quick service locations. The flavors of fall have arrived as well, with Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Surfside Lounge at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and Pumpkin Muffins at The Coffee House at the Disneyland Hotel.

Disneyland Halloween Entertainment

Check out Eerie Musical Entertainment: Ghostly a capella performers, the Skeletones and the Cryptix, stroll and perform throughout the hotels of the Disneyland Resort, as well the Scareolers in Downtown Disney. You can enjoy harmonizing tunes such as “I Put a Spell on You” and “Grim Grinning Ghosts.”

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Storybook Dining at Artist Point Debuts This Winter at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Magic mirror on the wall, what is the fairest character dining of all?

This winter, it will most certainly be the all-new character dining experience opening at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge!

Storybook Dining at Artist Point will invite guests to venture into an Enchanted Forest-like setting inspired by Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” There, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal of fantastic fare with visits from Snow White, Dopey and Grumpy. Delightful music and activities will help bring the classic fairytale to life, and they’ll even have an opportunity for an encounter with The Queen.

This immersive character dinner takes place amidst the rustic elegance and exceptional dining that Artist Point is known for. You will enjoy a uniquely themed prix fixe menu, including shared starters, a choice of individual plated entrees and ‘sweet spells’ to finish the meal.

We'll have more information to share soon, including menu offerings, an opening date!

Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White is slated to begin this winter.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Great Ways for Adults to Enjoy Disney Cruise Line

A Disney cruise is for the young AND the young at heart… But many adults don’t realize just how much there is for them to do on a Disney Cruise Line vacation.
Whether it’s upscale dining, hip nightclubs, relaxing pool time or luxurious spa treatments, we’ve got all the essentials for anyone’s dream getaway!

Dining in Style
Disney Cruise Line has adult-exclusive dining options that offer delectable dishes, superlative service and romantic ocean views. At Palo, our signature specialty restaurant, you can delight in Northern Italian delicacies with a modern twist for dinner (don’t miss the chocolate soufflé!) or brunch. Aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, you can also savor gourmet French-inspired cuisine — during dinner, champagne brunch or a dessert tasting — at Remy.
Playing the Night Away
Are you looking for a late-night party or a cozy space to enjoy an after-dinner drink? Every Disney ship features a nighttime entertainment district with sophisticated lounges, casual pubs and trendy nightclubs reserved exclusively for adults. In addition to hand-crafted cocktails, beers on tap and world-class wines, these venues also offer live entertainment, from musicians and cabarets to game shows and dancing.

Relaxing in Serenity
Adults have their very own sun-soaked escape aboard every Disney cruise ship: Quiet Cove, a peaceful oasis on the top deck created especially for Guests 18 and over. Here, you can relax in the pool, sip a fruity drink, enjoy live music and soak up the sun. On the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, adults can also luxuriate under a rain curtain at the Satellite Falls wading pool.
And for the ultimate luxury on most Bahamian and Caribbean sailings, you can head to Serenity Bay, an exquisite white-sand beach just for adults on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, with lounge chairs, hammocks for two and therapeutic massages overlooking the sea.

 Sanctuary for the Senses
Pure bliss awaits at Senses Spa & Salon aboard every Disney ship. This adults-only retreat offers a full menu of treatments, like massages, facials, mani-pedis, hairstyling and more… all while enjoying a magnificent ocean view!
Not to mention, Disney Cruise Line has special adults-only cooking classes, beverage tastings, exotic Port Adventures and more experiences designed with adults in mind. In other words… it’s good to be all grown up on a Disney cruise!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Reservations Now Open for 2018 Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

As part of this year’s Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® starting Nov. 6, 2018, the spectacular nighttime holiday fireworks show, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! is returning once again, and with it comes the popular Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party!

This festive experience begins as you step into the Chinese Theatre Courtyard to enjoy an array of holiday-themed snacks, decadent desserts, beer, wine, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. While Guests are taking part in the festivities, kids of all ages can come and meet a VIP Disney character.

Before the show, you will be escorted to a reserved viewing area where you’ll enjoy Disney Movie Magic – a beautiful projection show featuring favorite cinematic moments and the magic of Disney – followed by Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, a Santa-sized spectacular jam-packed with holiday music, fireworks, special effects, and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.

Reservations are now open for the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM Dessert Party for bookings starting on Nov. 6, 2018. This festive dining experience will occur nightly Nov. 6, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019. The event will start 1 1/2 hours prior each night’s show time. Event times are subject to change without notice and vary throughout the season.
  • Nov 6-Dec 22, 2018; Jan 2-6, 2019: Pricing is $79 per adult and $45 per child ages 3-9 (tax and gratuity included)
  • Dec 23, 2018-Jan 1, 2019: Pricing is $89 per adult and $49 per child ages 3-9  (tax and gratuity included)
A separate ticket for admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required and is not included in the dessert party price.