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ABC Celebrates the Most Wonderful Time of the Year With Special “25 Days of Christmas” Programming Starting Dec. 1

ABC celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with special “25 Days of Christmas” programming starting Dec. 1. The network joins Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in this fan-favorite TV event. The “Kickoff to Christmas” begins in late November with perennial holiday treat “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.” The month of December is filled with special Christmas-themed episodes, the return of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” and “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition,” and timeless animated classics and holiday films. The celebration continues after Christmas with New Year’s-themed programming ringing in 2019.

FRIDAY, NOV. 23
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN – In the perennial favorite created in 1970 by Rankin-Bass Productions (“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman”), Fred Astaire narrates this timeless tale of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. The vocal cast features Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle; Keenan Wynn as Winter; Paul Frees as Burgermeister Meisterburger, Grimsby, the soldiers and the townsmen; Joan Gardner as Tanta Kringle; Robie Lester as Jessica and Andrea Sacino; Dina Lynn, Gary White and Greg Thomas as the children. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, NOV. 26
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – Season Premiere – “602” – The most wonderful time of the year has officially begun! Showcasing their incredible holiday displays are the Richardson family and their extensive collection of 300 inflatables that come to life in Southern style in Madison, Mississippi; the Vaughan family and their whimsical wire frame forest, complete with flying birds, leaping deer, jumping fish and shooting stars in Alexandria, Virginia; the Salveson-Sangalli family and their holiday display, including 72 themed Christmas trees filling the inside of their home from floor to ceiling in Port St. Lucie, Florida; and the Hanley family with their larger-than-life ranch display, including Big Red – a 26-foot tall reindeer in Cleveland, Texas. Who will be awarded $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy? Tune in as judge Taniya Nayak makes the decision on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – “601” – The festivities continue through the second episode of the night, featuring the Heide family and their Long Island lawn, filled with an unimaginable amount of blow molds and a home interior jam-packed with collectibles and nutcrackers in Merrick, New York; the Strycharz family and their rockin’ light show with thousands of synchronized lights, CO2 bursts and fire cannons in Wethersfield, Connecticut; the Watchorn family and their intricate maze of décor made from used tires, old wire spools and torn inflatables, including 3,000 figurines inside of their display in Ponca, Nebraska; and the Menashe family with their traditional holiday display featuring 65-foot lit trees and antique figurines in Seattle, Washington. Watch as judge Carter Oosterhouse decides who will walk away with $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, NOV. 29
OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE – In “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission. It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions, and save Anna and Elsa’s “first Christmas in forever.” “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” features the original cast of Arendelle characters, including Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad (“Marshall,” “Book of Mormon”); Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” “Bad Moms”); Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel (Broadway’s “Wicked,” “Rent” and “If/Then”; Fox’s “Glee”); and Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Netflix’s “Mindhunter”). (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT – Pixar Animation Studios’ special for television, “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” features your favorite characters from the “Toy Story” films. During a post-Christmas play date, the “Toy Story” gang finds themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie the triceratops if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room in this “Toy Story That Time Forgot.” The cast includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: MAGICAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – Join singer, songwriter and “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” host Jordan Fisher and “Modern Family”’s Sarah Hyland as they host the magical two-hour event from the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Joined by Disneyland host Jesse Palmer, Disney Parks and ABC will kick off the holiday season with a star-studded prime-time celebration showcasing incredible musical performances, special appearances and Disney magical moments, including an extraordinary castle lighting spectacular from Disney Parks around the world – traveling the globe from Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and Anaheim, California, to Paris, Shanghai and Hong Kong.  (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 2
THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW HOLIDAY SPECIAL – Victoria’s Secret’s legendary Angels take to the runway for “The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Holiday Special,” showcasing an all-star lineup of musical guests, including Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts. “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special” merges fashion, fantasy and entertainment. (10:00–11:00 p.m.).

MONDAY, DEC. 3
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT “603”/”604” – “The Great Christmas Light Fight” showcases the most spectacular and over-the-top Christmas displays in America.  (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

THE GOOD DOCTOR – Winter Finale – “Quarantine” – Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Alex Park treat two patients who collapse at the local airport and whose symptoms point to an infection that may become airborne. The staff races to contain the infection before it spreads to the rest of the people in the ER, resulting in a hospital quarantine during the holidays. (Part one of a two-part episode) (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

TUESDAY, DEC. 4
THE CONNERS – “Hold the Salt” – Dan questions Peter’s motives when he learns about the pricey Christmas gift Jackie purchased for her new, unemployed beau. Elsewhere, Mark and Mary write up their Christmas wish lists, while Darlene receives advice from an unlikely source. Matthew Broderick, Jay R. Ferguson and Juliette Lewis guest star. (8:00-8:31 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 6
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – Celebrate the joy of the holidays with the classic animated Christmas-themed PEANUTS special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” created by the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. In the digitally remastered 1965 special, Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant and Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. In addition, another PEANUTS special based on the works of Charles Schulz, “Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales,” will also air with the Emmy®-winning classic. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITIONSeason Premiere – “Cake and Pastry Week” – On your marks, get set, bake!  It’s a double dose of spice this holiday season when the most festive and friendliest competition on television returns with new host Emma Bunton (Spice Girls), Anthony “Spice” Adams, veteran judge Paul Hollywood (“The Great British Baking Show”) and new judge, three-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard. The heat is on in the kitchen when 10 bakers enter the tent in the two-hour Season 4 premiere of “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition.” Based on the hit U.K. series “The Great British Baking Show,” “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition” features bakers from across the country battling through 18 total challenges with six challenges throughout each two-hour themed episode, all in the hopes of being crowned “America’s Best Amateur Baker.” (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, DEC. 7
THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW HOLIDAY SPECIAL –  (9:00–10:01 p.m.)

SATURDAY, DEC. 8
THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION – “Cake and Pastry Week” – (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 9
DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS – Season Finale – “The Finale (Holiday Special)” – The remaining celebrity kid couples advance to the finals on the holiday-themed season finale of “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.” The night kicks off with all 12 Juniors kid couples, their mentors, judges Mandy Moore, Val Chmerkovskiy and Adam Rippon, and hosts Jordan Fischer and Frankie Muniz dancing to Whitney Myer’s “Dancing in the Stars.” For their first dance, the finalist couples will each reprise a favorite dance they performed during the season, which will also feature their mentor. For their second dance, each couple will perform a no-holds-barred freestyle to a special holiday-themed song. At the end of the night, based on the studio audience vote combined with the judges’ scores, one couple will be crowned the champion, culminating an incredible season, and take home the all-new Juniors Mirrorball trophy. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, DEC. 10
CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS – The ninth annual “CMA Country Christmas” features iconic entertainer Reba McEntire, who returns as host for the second year and will also perform during the holiday music special. Joining Reba are legendary acts and country favorites including Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, The Isaacs and Brett Young, taking the stage for a night filled with Christmas classics and festive one-of-a-kind collaborations. (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – “607 – All Stars” – This special episode of “The Great Christmas Light Fight Clip Show” showcases the most spectacular and over-the-top Christmas displays in America. (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

TUESDAY, DEC. 11
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – “Christmas 1972” – When Peggy’s successful brother, Tom (guest star Nat Faxon), drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike’s one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it – putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do “the right thing” or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets in. (8:31-9:00 p.m.)

BLACK-ISH “Christmas in Theater Eight” – The Johnsons have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas and they can never agree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.  (9:00–9:30 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12
THE GOLDBERGS – “Yippee Ki Yay Melon Farmer” – Much to Beverly’s chagrin, Barry is thrilled that he gets to celebrate Christmas now that he is engaged to Lainey. Meanwhile, Murray’s brother Marvin (guest star Dan Fogler returns) makes a promise to Adam with a surprising outcome. (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE “Saving Christmas” – Katie strives to keep her long-separatedparents apart when her father, Marty (Patrick Duffy), arrives in time to surprise the Otto family for Christmas. Anna-Kat does her best to help Tripwin Taylor back but has a hard time getting past a very persistent Pierce (Milo Manheim). Meanwhile, Oliver thinks no one will remember him as the mask-wearing villain in the school’s production of “The Nutcracker” but quickly takes center stage when a series of mishaps damages his costume. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)
 
MODERN FAMILY“Stuck in a Moment” – Hayley wants to give the family a Christmas gift they will never forget if she can just figure out the perfect time. Meanwhile, Claire is mad that Phil has once again borrowed the family Christmas tree for a house-showing; and Jay, Gloria and Joe have to deal with some unwelcome visitors over the holidays. (9:00-9:31 p.m.)

SINGLE PARENTS – “The Magic Box” – When Owen shows up unexpectedly on Christmas Eve with a gift for Angie, she desperately seeks out help from Will to find a present for Owen last minute. While doing so, Angie learns how bad Will is at giving Sophie good Christmas presents, or so it seems. While Graham begins to doubt the existence of Santa Claus altogether, the group worries Miggy may still believe in him. Meanwhile, Douglas invites Poppy, who is dealing with her first Christmas without Rory, to compete in a series of cutthroat Christmas-themed competitions. (9:31-10:00 p.m.)

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS – Winter Finale – “christmas wishlist” – With the holidays quickly approaching, Delilah struggles with telling Sophie and Danny about her pregnancy; and although Jon’s absence makes this time of year especially difficult, the gang comes together to help the Dixons embrace the Christmas spirit. (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 13
DISNEY PREP & LANDING – Walt Disney Animation Studios brings you a half-hour holiday special tale of an elite unit of elves known as Prep & Landing. After working tirelessly on Prep & Landing for 227 years, an elf named Wayne is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion to be the Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, Magee, the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator (NPCECCC for short), partners Wayne with Lanny, an idealistic rookie who has an undying enthusiasm for Christmas. During their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits. Will the elves be able to guide Dasher, Dancer and the rest of the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh through a raging snowstorm to ensure a merry Christmas for all? (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

PREP & LANDING 2: NAUGHTY VS. NICE – The yuletide adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne continue. With the Big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology that has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Kid expert to aid in the mission, a bombastic member of the Coal Elf Brigade who also happens to be his estranged brother, Noel. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION – “Cookie and Bread Week” – It’s sugar, spice and everything nice this holiday season when the bakers return to the tent for cookie and pastry weeks on “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition” (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, DEC. 14
FRESH OFF THE BOAT – “Cousin Eddie” – The battle begins between mother and son when Eddie informs Jessica that he wants to spend Christmas with friend Nicole in New York. But Jessica insists that tradition prevails and he needs to spend the holiday with the family, so he does everything within his power to try and get her to crack and allow him to go. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan do their best to try and help an overwhelmed Emery decide on which one of his numerous friends to invite to the family’s Christmas Eve dinner. (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

SPEECHLESS“J-I–JINGLE T-H–THON” – A Christmas tree fire leads Maya to tell a small lie with big consequences. Meanwhile, Ray struggles to live in Pepper’s shadow as Dylan twists the knife, and JJ encourages Kenneth to stand up to his sisters (guest stars Niecy Nash and Lisa Leslie), on the holiday episode of “Speechless.” (8:30–9:00 p.m.)

SATURDAY, DEC. 15
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – “603/604 – (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 16
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – The ABC Television Network will air the Rodgers & Hammerstein cinematic treasure “The Sound of Music.” Celebrate the Oscar®-winning classic with popular favorites “Edelweiss,” ”My Favorite Things,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “The Lonely Goatherd” and “The Sound of Music.” (7:00-11:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, DEC. 17
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – Season Finale – “605/606” – “The Great Christmas Light Fight” showcases the most spectacular and over-the-top Christmas displays in America. (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

IN MEMORIAMABC NEWS – Hosted by “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts and conceived by ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, “The Year in Memoriam 2018” celebrates the legendary stars and icons the world lost this year and the legacies they left behind. Roberts and Kimmel join forces once again for a unique tribute to learn more about these beloved stars, through stories shared by those closest to them, including Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson and Kelly Clarkson reflecting on the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin; Cindy McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham honoring politician and war hero John McCain; Loni Anderson, Marilu Henner, Lee Corso and John Schneider celebrating the iconic Burt Reynolds; Benedict Cumberbatch, Hank Azaria and Neil deGrasse Tyson memorializing physicist and pop-culture icon Stephen Hawking, as well as Jeb Bush, Reba McEntire and Condoleezza Rice remembering the former first lady Barbara Bush.​ (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19
OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE – (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

SHREK THE HALLS – DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek the Halls,” a half-hour of entertainment starring America’s favorite ogre and his friends, features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. Just when Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It’s Christmas Eve and everyone is filled with holiday cheer – except for Shrek. He isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 20
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION – Season Finale – “Semi-Final and Final”
– Six bakers remain for another week of decadent and delicious challenges, but in the end, only one will be named “America’s Best Amateur Baker” on “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition.”  (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, DEC. 21
I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN! – “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!” centers on ReRun, the lovable but ever-skeptical younger brother of Linus and Lucy. It’s Christmas vacation and, as usual, ReRun’s big sister is stressing him out, so he decides to turn to his best friend, Snoopy, for amusement and holiday cheer. However, his faithful but unpredictable beagle companion has plans of his own, giving ReRun reason to ask Snoopy to invite his canine brother, Spike, for a visit. The cast of “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!” includes Jimmy Bennett as ReRun, Adam Taylor Gordon as Charlie Brown, Ashley Rose Orr as Lucy Van Pelt, Corey Padnos as Linus Van Pelt, Hannah Leigh Dworkin as Sally, Nick Price as Schroeder, Jake Miner as Pig Pen/Franklin, Kaitlyn Maggio as the little girl and Bill Melendez as Snoopy. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – “607 – All Stars” –  (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

SATURDAY, DEC. 22
CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS – (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 23
DISNEY PREP & LANDING – (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

PREP & LANDING 2: NAUGHTY VS. NICE – (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

THE YEAR: 2018 – ABC NEWS “The Year: 2018”is an entertaining two-hour look at the most iconic and memorable moments of 2018. Hosted by Robin Roberts and the award-winning team of ABC News anchors including George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Amy Robach and David Muir, “The Year: 2018” brings audiences a news-filled, star-studded look at the most unforgettable and unbelievable moments of the year. The eighth annual network special will deliver an eye-opening, uplifting and often hilarious look at the year’s biggest names, hottest trends and lowest moments.  (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, DEC. 24
BEAUTY & THE BEAST – The 1991 classic animated film features an epic adventure with Belle, Beast and all the characters you love and the music you’ll never forget. (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

TUESDAY, DEC. 25
DISNEY PARKS MAGICAL CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE – This Christmas, Disney Parks celebrates the joy of the season as hosts Jordan Fisher and Sarah Hyland share this magical holiday tradition with families around the globe. Co-hosted by Jesse Palmer, the Christmas Day celebration will be merrier than ever before, bringing together the adored Christmas Day parade, special musical performances, surprise celebrity guests and heartwarming family stories to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Joining the festivities as parade correspondents are Freeform’s “grown-ish” actor Trevor Jackson and star of Freeform’s upcoming series “Good Trouble,” Cierra Ramirez. (10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST, 9:00-11:00 a.m. CST/MST/PST; airtimes vary, check listings)

THURSDAY, DEC. 27
HAPPY NEW YEAR, CHARLIE BROWN – The ABC Television Network and the PEANUTS gang will ring in the new year with the animated PEANUTS special “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, along with “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown.” In “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown,” the PEANUTS gang is ringing in 1986, and Marcie and Peppermint Patty are throwing a big New Year’s Eve bash. Charlie Brown plans to celebrate the holiday by curling up with a big book that weighs nearly as much as he does, Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” The book’s weight doesn’t stop him from lugging it to Lucy’s pre-party dance class, where he cuts a mean rug with a rollicking Patty. With just 1131 pages to go, Charlie Brown takes another break, this time for the party, and summons the courage to invite his true love, the little red-haired girl. She doesn’t respond, but hapless Chuck shows up anyway – with Tolstoy in tow. Then, he settles down with the book – on a porch swing in a snowstorm – and in so doing, misses the evening’s big surprise. In “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown,” disaster strikes as Peppermint Patty heads to her first major ice-skating competition with coach Snoopy and faithful companion, Marcie, by her side. As always, the unassuming Woodstock flies in to save the day. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR – It’s Rudolph to the rescue when Happy, the Baby New Year, goes missing, in “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year,” the classic Rankin/Bass stop-motion animated holiday special. Father Time asks the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph, to find the next Baby New Year before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Red Skelton narrates and voices Father Time, while Frank Gorshin and Morey Amsterdam also provide voices for characters. (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, DEC. 31
DICK CLARK’S PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST – Ranked as the No. 1 music special of 2017, “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” returns this year, marking the 47th anniversary of America’s largest celebration of the year and the most watched annual New Year’s tradition. The special will include 5½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will serve as host and executive producer of the prime-time festivities and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the last 13 years, with live onsite reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. Performers will be announced soon. (Beginning at 8 p.m.)

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21
GENERAL HOSPITAL – “Toys for Tots” returns to Port Charles for its sixth consecutive year with a very special episode to support the “Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.” With the whole town in the holiday spirit, the in-story celebration includes a reading from “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and a surprise visit from Santa and his helpers passing out gifts to the children at General Hospital. Meanwhile, Michael and Willow continue to grow closer; Cameron looks to make amends when his good deed goes horribly wrong; and Anna gets a second chance to make new holiday memories.  (weekdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m.; check local listings)


Walt Disney World Resort Introduces NEW Date-Based Tickets

Beginning October 16 on DisneyWorld.com, guests will be able to access a new online vacation-planning destination and purchase tickets priced by the date of their visit. According to Disney, these changes are designed to simplify the booking experience, give guests an enhanced way to purchase theme park tickets and help them more easily plan the Disney vacation of their dreams.

The new online vacation-planning destination features park offering overviews, travel tips from Disney Parks Moms Panelists and customized suggestions based on each guest’s personal preferences – helping guests make more informed decisions.

When guests are ready to purchase tickets online, they may use an interactive online calendar, which displays different prices based on the dates guests choose to visit and states tickets will need to be used during a specific time period. The calendar also allows guests to quickly see the lowest-priced days within a month. For example, prices may be lower during off-peak travel periods.

Once tickets are purchased, guests will be able to continue seamlessly planning their vacation on the website through My Disney Experience, which guides guests through the different phases and steps of personalizing their vacation to make the most of their travel party’s unique interests. Guests can manage their plans through the My Disney Experience mobile app as well, where they will also be able to access the interactive calendar and purchase their tickets on the go.

Disney states the reason for this change is due to crowds and changing the ticket pricing will allow them to better distribute attendance throughout the year so that they can continue to improve and deliver a great experience.

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Check out the video below for a first look at how it works.



RUMOR: Is an India Pavilion Coming to World Showcase in Epcot?

Last week, we heard a rumor about a new Mary Poppins ride coming to the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot.  This week, we have another rumor swirling around World Showcase centering on a new India Pavilion, complete with a Jungle Book-themed attraction.

This rumor stems from an article on wdwnt.com which says the new pavilion could feature dining establishments similar to the popular restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge like Sanna or Boma.  The article goes on to say the pavilion would be anchored by an E-ticket attraction which would be a boat ride based on the 2016 live-action The Jungle Book movie.  The boat ride would use the same ride technology from Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure at Disney’s Shanghai Disneyland Resort.  This is a technologically advanced system which features boats with a motion base,  allowing vehicles to rock and spin in the water along their path.

This rumor might have some merit as an India Pavilion was thought of back in 1986 when a discussion even took place with India government officials, and a sequel to the live-action The Jungle Book is also planned for the future.

In any case, what do you think of the possibility of a new India Pavilion?  Let us know in the comments below!

Sneak Peek of Spooky Treats Coming to 2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off tomorrow (August 17) at Magic Kingdom and offers guests an eerily good time including photo opportunities with their favorite Disney characters dressed in their seasonal best, trick-or-treating throughout the park, experiencing most of the park’s attractions with little or no wait time, special merchandise, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show in front of Cinderella’s Castle, Mickey’s “Boo-to-you” Halloween Parade, “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks show, and… special Halloween-themed treats you don’t want to miss!

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No-So-Poison Apple Cupcake – Main Street Bakery (available daily through October 31)
This spiced “apple” cupcake has a pecan crunch and buttercream.

 

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Halloween Cinnamon Roll – Main Street Bakery (available daily through October 31)
This deliciously spooky Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll is topped with icing and a chocolate spider web.

 

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Pumpkin Cheesecake – Main Street Bakery (available on party nights only)
Topped with a chocolate Mickey Pumpkin, the gluten-friendly Pumpkin Cheesecake is sure to be a ghoulish delight with gluten-friendly vanilla pecan cake and caramel glaze.

 

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Minnie Witch Brownie – Casey’s Corner (available daily through October 31)
This decadent brownie at Casey’s Corner is topped with a white chocolate piece featuring Minnie Mouse, dressed in her Halloween best!

 

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Hades Nachos – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café (available on party nights only)
These black bean nacho chips are topped with fiery buffalo chicken and your choice of toppings from the topping bar!

 

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Worms & Dirt – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café (available on party nights only; available daily starting October 1)
The Worms & Dirt chocolate pudding comes topped with gluten-friendly cake crumbs, gummy worms, and a chocolate grave stone.

 

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Treats at the Cider House (available on party nights only)
Nearby at the Cider House (Golden Oak Outpost), you’ll find some refreshing Apple Cider. Pair it with a Warm Caramel-Stuffed Pretzel or a few Cinnamon Donuts and you’ve got yourself a frighteningly sweet snack!

 

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Zero Waffle Sundae – Sleepy Hollow (available on party nights only; available daily starting October 1)
This sundae comes topped vanilla ice cream, sprinkles, and a caramel drizzle.

 

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Jack Skellington Cake Push Pop – Sleepy Hollow (available on party nights only)
It comes layered with chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, white chocolate and dark chocolate crispy pearls, dark chocolate curls, and a white chocolate Jack Skellington piece.

 

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Madame Leota Dessert – Liberty Square Market (available on party nights only)
The Madame Leota Dessert has a vanilla tart shell filled with toasted marshmallow pastry crème and topped with crispy pearls, chocolate, and a hard candy garnish.

 

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Hitchhiking Ghost Dessert – Aloha Isle (available on party nights only)
This cream puff is filled with cookies and cream mousse and topped witch a chocolate piece featuring the Hitchhiking Ghosts.

 

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Oogie Boogie Meringue – Gaston’s Tavern (available on party nights only)
This pomegranate-cherry gelée with gummy worms is topped with glow-in-the-dark meringue AND it’s gluten-friendly.

 

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Maleficent Dessert – Storybook Treats (available daily through October 31)
It comes with lime soft-serve in a black waffle cone and topped with purple sugar and chocolate horns.

 

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Candy Corn Ice Cream – Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (available daily through October 31)
This yummy soft-serve ice cream is served in a cone or in a sundae!

 

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Candy Corn Milkshake – Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (available daily through October 31)
It’s topped with cotton candy and a Mickey-shaped marshmallow.

 

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Muenster Smash Burger – Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café (available on party nights only)
Served on a black bun with Muenster cheese, tots, and Sriracha aioli.

 

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Popcorn – Various Popcorn Carts Throughout the Park

These treats are only available Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights starting at 7pm (unless otherwise noted above). This special ticketed event occurs on select nights August 17–October 31. Some of these items may be available on Mobile Order on the My Disney Experience app!

Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party can be purchased online at the Walt Disney World Resort Website.


Full Food Booth Menus Revealed for 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will return for 75 days this year from  August 30 to November 12, 2018.  This event features entertainment, events, and dozens of booths with wonderful food and tasty beverages.   Check out the full food booth menus below.

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Active Eats

Please your palate with these healthy, action-packed bites for pure taste bud bliss!

Food:

  • Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions (KA)
  • Spice-crusted Verlasso® Salmon with Warm Lentil Power Salad, Crushed Avocado and Sherry Vinegar (GF)
  • Active Eats Energy Bar Bites: a mixture of Chocolate, Nuts, Dried Fruit and Dates (V) (KA)

Beverages:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Pineapple Coconut Hard Sparkling Water, Doral, FL
  • L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR
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Africa

Delve into a delectable menu inspired by countries abundant with history, mystery and cultural diversity.

Food:

  • Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato and Pap (GF)
  • Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa (V)

Beverages:

  • Cederberg Chenin Blanc
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
  • Groot Constantia Pinotage
  • Wine Flight

Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.

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The Almond Orchard hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze®

Go nuts for tasty plates and beverages created with one of the world’s most popular snacks.

Food:

  • Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Pulled Chicken, Toasted Blue Diamond Almonds and Parmesan Cheese served with Nut Thins® Crackers
  • Fire-roasted Tomato Hummus topped with Blue Diamond Lightly Salted Roasted Almonds and served with Blue Diamond Artisan Nut Thins® Multi-seeds Crackers
  • Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae with Fresh Berries and Chocolate Almond Streusel (KA) (V)

Beverages:

  • Almond Breeze Strawberry Smoothie (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
  • Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne
  • Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rosé Champagne

All food items are made with Almond Breeze Almond Milk.

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Australia

Explore an exotic array of food and drink options from the Land Down Under.

Food:

  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas (GF)
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies (GF)
  • Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut (V)

Beverages:

  • Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
  • Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon, Hunter Valley
  • Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay, Margaret River
  • Yangarra Shiraz, McLaren Vale
  • Wine Flight
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Belgium

Indulge in dessert-like waffles, savory treats and thirst-quenchers with a kick—courtesy of the Kingdom of Belgium!

Food:

  • Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream (V) (KA)
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream (V) (KA)

Beverages:

  • Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale (Flight)
  • St. Bernardus Witbier (Flight)
  • St. Bernardus Abt 12 (Flight)
  • Stella Artois Hard Cider
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer Flight
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Brazil

Dig into South American cuisine and culture with the Land of the Palms’ finest fare.

Food:

  • Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp and White Fish with Coconut-lime Sauce and Steamed Rice
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (GF)
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF) (V) (KA)

Beverages:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL
  • Casa Valduga Brut Rosé
  • Quinta do Crasto Duoro Red
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça
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Brewer’s Collection

Wet your whistle with a glass or flight of Europe’s best brews—from Pilsners to wheat beers.

Beverages:

  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
  • Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer
  • Beer Flight
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Canada

Take your taste buds to the Yukon, with delightful dishes, lagers and wines from the Great White North.

Food:

  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
  • Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF)

Beverages:

  • Moosehead Radler: Lager infused with Grapefruit, Grape and Lemon Juices, New Brunswick
  • Château Des Charmes Equuleus Red Blend, St. David’s Bench
  • Château Des Charmes Vidal Icewine, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Select dishes featuring Melissa’s Produce.
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The Cheese Studio hosted by Boursin® Cheese

Nibble delish cheesy dishes paired with the perfect vintage for an unforgettable nosh stop!

Food:

  • Braised Beef Stroganoff with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom and Boursin Garlic with Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce (KA)
  • Cheese Trio: Profiterole topped with Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese and Orange Apricot Jam; Smoked Salmon Pinwheel with Boursin Shallot and Chive Cheese and Everything Seasoning; Strawberry Macaron with Boursin Pepper Cheese
  • Maple Bourbon Boursin Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel and Pecan Crunch (V)

Beverages:

  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Blueberry Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • La Crema Pinot Gris, Monterey
  • Domaine Saint André de Figuière Rosé, Côtes de Provence
  • Alta Vista Estate Malbec, Mendoza
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China

Introduce your palate to a diverse variety of popular plates and potables from one of the world’s greatest cuisines!

Food:

  • Xi’an Pancake with Beef
  • Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw (KA)
  • Beijing Roasted Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce
  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles

Beverages:

  • Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk (Non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka and Triple Sec
  • Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice
  • Honeydew Bai Jiu Cocktail: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit and Honeydew Syrup
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The Chocolate Studio

Sate confectionery cravings with a trip to our one-stop chocolate shop for delectably dark and milky sweet treats!

Food:

  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (GF) (KA)
  • Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Whipped Cream (V)

Beverages:

  • Twinings® Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea and Chocolate Shake (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont
  • Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Croft 10 Year Tawny
  • Twinings® Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka
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Coastal Eats

Savor the ocean’s finest flavors along with wines grown near the Pacific coastline—you can almost feel the sea breeze!

Food:

  • Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-lemongrass Cream
  • Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette
  • Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn, Butterbean Succotash and Chili-chipotle Butter Sauce

Beverages:

  • A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris, Oregon
  • ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir, Oregon
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Craft Drafts

Elevate your tastes with cool brews or a refreshing flight of American craft beer from some of Florida’s best breweries!

Beverages:

  • Central 28 Beer Company Waff-Ale, DeBary, FL (Flight 1)
  • Bold City Brewing 1901 Roasted Red Ale, Jacksonville, FL (Flight 1)
  • Florida Beer Company Passport Triple Chocolate Milk Stout, Cape Canaveral, FL (Flight 1)
  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Lemongrass Saison, Gainesville, FL (Flight 2)
  • JDub’s Brewing Company Honeydew Melon Kölsch, Sarasota, FL (Flight 2)
  • Shipyard Brewing Company Monkey Fist IPA, Clearwater, FL (Flight 2)
  • Your choice of 2 distinctive Beer Flights
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Earth Eats

Turn your taste buds upside down with a medley of flavors that add a delish twist to healthy, hearty fare!

Food:

  • The Steakhouse Blended Burger: Blended Beef and Wild Mushroom Slider with Brie Cheese Fondue,  Arugula, Truffle and Blue Cheese Potato Chip on a Brioche Bun
  • The IMPOSSIBLE™ Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (V)

Beverages:

  • Health-Ade Kombucha Pink Lady Apple
  • Health-Ade Kombucha Pomegranate
  • Health-Ade Kombucha Beet-Lime
  • Kombucha Flight
Mushrooms provided by The Mushroom Council.
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The Festival Center Wine Shop

Swirl, sniff and sip some of the finest wines from California—pair with delish dishes that complement each note!

Food:

  • Charcuterie Plate: Chefs Selection of Artisanal Meats and Accompaniments
  • La Bottega di BelGioioso® Cheese Plate: Crescenza-Stracchino®, CreamyGorg® Gorgonzola Dolce, and Artigiano® Vino Rosso Cheeses
  • Bloody Mary Seafood Cocktail: Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Olive Salad and Crisp Lettuce in a Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

Beverages:

  • Fess Parker Riesling, Santa Barbara County (White Flight)
  • MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley (White Flight)
  • Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley (White Flight)
  • Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay, Carneros
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Goldie” Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills
  • MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (Pinot Noir Flight)
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines “Birdie” Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills (Pinot Noir Fight)
  • Skywalker Vineyards Sommita Pinot Noir, Marin County (Pinot Noir Flight)
  • Silverado Vineyards Fantasia Sangiovese Blend, Napa Valley (Red Flight)
  • Chappellet Mountain Cuvée Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley (Red Flight)
  • Fess Parker Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County (Red Flight)
  • Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • White Flight
  • Pinot Noir Flight
  • Red Flight
Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.
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Flavors from Fire

Add some heat to your epicurean adventure with these spicy bites and specialty beverages that pair perfectly!

Food:

  • Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds (KA)
  • Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso® Romano and American Grana Cheeses
  • Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïoli
  • Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Mango

Beverages:

  • Orlando Brewery Smokin’ Blackwater Porter
  • Michael David Winery 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel, Lodi
  • Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon
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France

Fall in ooo-la-la-love with the classic cuisine and finest wines of France—bon appétit!

Food:

  • Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
  • Carbonade de Boeuf, Purée de Pommes de Terre: Beer-braised Beef with Bacon, Onion and Mashed Potatoes
  • Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with House-made Raspberry Jam (V) (GF) (KA)

Beverages:

  • La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice
  • Chardonnay, Le Vieux Manoir
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Village la Tourelle, Bordeaux
  • St-Germain Sparkling Kir: Sparkling Wine and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Pale Lager
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Germany

Embark on an epicurean adventure to Deutschland, home of the heartiest food, drinks and appetites in the world!

Food:

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese (KA)
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll (KA)
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce (V) (KA)

Beverages:

  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Carl Graff Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese, Mosel (Flight)
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel (Flight)
  • Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken, Mosel (Flight)
  • Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, Pfalz
  • Riesling Flight
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Greece

Bask in the Mediterranean flavors of traditional dishes and heavenly drinks popular in the Land of the Gods!

Food:

  • Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles and Vegan Tzatziki (V) (KA)
  • Taste of Greece: Chicken Souvlaki, Feta Cheese Dip with Warm Pita and Lamb Sausage with a Dill Tomato Ragu
  • Spanakopita: Greek Spinach Pie (V)
  • Bougatsa: Warm Phyllo Dough Strudel with Sweet Vanilla Custard, Lemon Honey Syrup and Cinnamon (V) (KA)

Beverages:

  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero, Peloponnese
  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini
  • Argyros Atlantis Red Blend, Santorini
  • Wine Flight
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Hawai’i

Traverse the Pacific for tropical flavors and island faves—sweet or savory, these mouthwatering morsels scream aloha!

Food:

  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise (KA)
  • Grilled Tuna Tataki with Seaweed Salad, Pickled Cucumbers and Wasabi Cream
  • Teriyaki-glazed SPAM® Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (V)

Beverages:

  • Maui Brewing Company Bikini Blonde Lager
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Mai Tai with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and DOLE Pineapple Juice
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Hops & Barley

Stay stateside for all-American craft beer, wines and the hottest tastes from coast-to-coast!

Food:

  • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll
  • New Brunswick Slider: Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream and Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing (V) (KA)

Beverages:

  • North Coast Bewing Co. Blue Star Wheat, Fort Bragg, CA (Flight)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL (Flight)
  • Heavy Seas AmeriCannon APA, Baltimore, MD (Flight)
  • Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY
  • Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Beer Flight
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India

Introduce yourself to new flavors with ancient origins—the smorgasbord of Indian spices will whisk you off to faraway worlds!

Food:

  • Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa and Coriander Pesto Dips (V) (KA)
  • Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas and Basmati Rice (V) (GF)
  • Korma Chicken with Cucumber Tomato Salad, Almonds, Cashews and Warm Naan Bread

Beverages:

  • Mango Lassi (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Godfather Lager
  • Sula Chenin Blanc, Nashik
  • Sula Shiraz, Nashik
  • Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Indian Cream Liqueur
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Ireland

Escape to the Emerald Isle for a wee bit o’ ale, wine and authentic Irish fare to warm the cockles of y’er heart!

Food:

  • Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Gravy
  • Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread (V)
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard

Beverages:

  • Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
  • Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
  • Guinness Baileys Shake
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Islands of the Caribbean

Journey to the islands of the Caribbean, where the fusion of food and cultures create a melody in your mouth!

Food:

  • Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli (KA)
  • Jerk-spiced Chicken Lollipop with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt
  • Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce (V) (KA)

Beverages:

  • Red Stripe Lager
  • Caribbean White Sangria
  • Frozen Mojito
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Italy

Mangiare… savor the simple elegance of cucina italiana, with some of the world’s best-loved food and wine.

Food:

  • Fritto Misto: Crispy Shrimp, Zucchini and Sweet Potatoes with a Spicy Sauce
  • Pollo Alla Cacciatora: Braised Chicken Thigh, Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Parmesan Polenta
  • Mezzi Rigatoni: Vodka Sauce, Crispy Pancetta and Parmesan Cheese (KA)
  • Cannoli: Cannoli filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Fruit (KA)

Beverages:

  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt
  • Placido Pinot Grigio
  • Placido Chianti
  • Villa Sandi Prosecco
  • Montegrande Corbinello Spumante Dolce
  • Fior d’Arancio Montegrande Moscato
  • Frozen Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila
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Japan

Delight your appetite with sushi and other delish dishes as well as libations from the Land of the Rising Sun!

Food:

  • Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables and a Sweet Teriyaki Sauce (KA)
  • Beef Nigiri topped with Shrimp Sauce and Diced Pickled Jalapeños (GF)
  • Spicy Roll: Tuna and Salmon topped with Volcano Sauce

Beverages:

  • Kirin Ichiban Lager
  • Ozeki Rai Sake
  • Fuji Apple Cocktail: Sake, Peach Schnapps and Green Apple Syrup
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Light Lab

Stay light on your feet throughout the day with a refreshing array of bubbly drafts and spirited concoctions.

Beverages:

  • Phosphorescent Phreeze (KA)
  • InfraRED (KA)
  • UltraVIOLET (KA)
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls
  • Original Sin Dry Rosé Hard Cider, New York, NY (Cider Flight)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Blueberry Peppercorn Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL (Cider Flight)
  • Ciderboys Zen Berry Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI (Cider Flight)
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Red Cherry Tart, Titusville, FL (RGB Flight)
  • GrassLands Brewing Company Green Kiwi Blonde, Tallahassee, FL (RGB Flight)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Blue-berry Golden Ale, Doral, FL (RGB Flight)
  • Cider Flight
  • RGB Flight
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Mexico

Spice up your fiesta-lovin’ palate with some south-of-the-border history, culture and cuisine—olé!

Food:

  • Short Rib Tostada: Corn Tortilla topped with Short Ribs, Black Beans, Salsa Verde and Spring Onion
  • Shrimp Quesadilla: Corn Tortilla with Shrimp, Oaxaca Cheese and topped with Spicy Guajillo Sauce and Sesame Seeds
  • Coconut Rice Pudding served with Mango Coulis (GF) (V)

Beverages:

  • Cerveza Por Favor: Dos Equis Draft Beer with a hint of Almond
  • Mariachi Loco: Margarita with Libelula Tequila Joven, Mango Purée and Chamoy
  • Ay Caramba: Smoky Margarita with Gracias A Dios Mezcal, Lime Juice and Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
  • La Chancla: Red Wine Sangria mixed with Fruit Juice
  • El Padrino: Blackberry Mexican Punch with Velo Blanco Tequila
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Morocco

Relish an inspired array of exotic flavors—this north African region is a mecca of intriguing cuisine.

Food:

  • Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket (KA)
  • Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce (V)
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce

Beverages:

  • Casa Pale Lager
  • Kasbah Prestige Red Wine
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur
  • Red Organic Sangria
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New Zealand

Head south of the equator for quintessential Kiwi meals, including savory plates and award-winning wines.

Food:

  • Steamed Green Lip Mussels with Garlic Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs
  • Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney
  • Seared Venison Sausage with Kumara Purée and Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Beverages:

  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
  • Antmoore Wineworks MOKOblack Pinot Noir, Marlborough
  • Frozen Wine Cocktail featuring Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
Mussels provided by Mark Foods. Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.
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Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar

Get the brunch party started—sample fresh-baked goods and mimosas mixed with the perfect twist!

Food:

  • Chocolate Croissant: Flaky Croissant stuffed with Chocolate
  • Almond Croissant: Flaky Croissant topped with Toasted Almonds
  • Jumbo Blueberry Muffin with Streusel Topping
  • Cheese Danish with Sweet Icing

Beverages:

  • Frozen Apple Pie (Non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Pomegranate, Orange and Grapefruit Juices
  • Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
  • Madras Mimosa with Cranberry Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice
  • Fromosa: Frozen Mimosa featuring White Claw Lime Hard Seltzer
  • Joffrey’s Cold Brew Coffee
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Spain

Travel to España for pleasing cuisine that’s unrivaled—from paella to seafood that’s straight from Basque Country.

Food:

  • Charcuterie in a Cone with imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette
  • Spanish-style Paella with Chorizo and Roasted Chicken
  • Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar and Smoked Paprika (GF)

Beverages:

  • Lagar de Bouza Albariño, Rías Baixas
  • Casa Castillo Monastrell, Jumilla
  • Espelt Garnacha Old Vines, Catalonia
  • Wine Flight also available
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Thailand

Exotic specialties from Southeast Asia await as the Land of Smiles serves up a flavorful foodie phenom!

Food:

  • Marinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Stir-fried Vegetables (KA)
  • Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake with Cold Noodle Salad
  • Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef with Steamed Rice

Beverages:

  • Singha Lager
  • Maison Willm Gewürztraminer, Alsace
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Wine & Dine Studio

Sample signature dishes along with an elegant medley of wines hailing from the Golden State’s renowned vineyards.

Food:

  • Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushrooms featuring Melissa’s Produce
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese and Pumpkin Seeds (V) (KA)
  • Trio of Artisan Cheese featuring La Bottega di BelGioioso® Cheeses (V)
    • La Bottega di BelGioioso Crescenza-Stracchino®
    • La Bottega di BelGioioso CreamyGorg® Gorgonzola Dolce
    • La Bottega di BelGioioso Artigiano® Vino Rosso
  • Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese
    • Trio of Artisan Cheese paired with Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Reata Chardonnay and Spellbound Petite Sirah

Beverages:

  • Reata Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Oregon
  • Spellbound Petite Sirah, California
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Additional Festival Locations

Visit these outstanding food and beverage destinations for gourmet tastes on the go!

Block & Hans
Take time out to relax while enjoying a carefully curated selection of fine American wines—it’s the grown-up way to chill!

Beverages:

  • Dogfish Head Brewery 60 Minute IPA, Milton, DE
  • Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Full Sail Brewing Co. Blood Orange Wheat, Hood River, OR
  • Karbach Brewing Co. Love Street Kölsch Style Blonde, Houston, TX
  • Big Top Brewing Company Hawaiian Lion Coconut and Coffee Porter, Sarasota, FL
  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Lexington, KY

Fife & Drum
Cool off with a taste tour that delivers tall orders of frosty fun!

Beverages:

  • Hanson Brother’s Beer Company Mmmhops Pale Ale Tulsa, OK

Funnel Cake
Sink your teeth into a sweet crowd-pleaser sure to hit the spot morning, noon or night!

Food:

  • Maple Bacon Funnel Cake topped with Candied Bacon (KA)

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
Make a beeline to the piping hot deliciousness served cup by heart-warming cup—from tea and coffee to a variety of icy concoctions.

Beverages:

  • The American Adventure: Fire and Ice: Frozen Lemon with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • Canada: Riviera Sunrise: Frozen Orange Pineapple with Grand Marnier
  • Showcase Plaza: Wild Goose: Frozen Wild Berry Acai with Grey Goose Vodka
  • Future World East: Fast Lane: Frozen Cappuccino with Brown Jug Bourbon Cream

Refreshment Outpost
Nibble like there’s no tomorrow—stop by for satisfying snacks and beverages to go!

Food:

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Kimchi and Mustard Sauce

Beverages:

  • Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky & Frozen Coke
Refreshment Port
Try a tropical infusion of delicious pineapple treats… bask in the sunny rays of flavor!

Food:

  • Beef Brisket Poutine: French Fries with Beef Brisket, Beer Cheese Sauce and Poutine Gravy topped with Crispy Onions
  • Sweet Potato Poutine: Sweet Potato Fries with Caramel Sauce, Mini Marshmallows and Pecans (V)
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream (V)
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream with Bacardi Coconut Rum

Beverages:

  • Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum

Taste Track

Enter a doughnut lover’s dream—if you can’t choose one, try them all!

Food:

  • Croissant Doughnut Tossed in Cinnamon Sugar (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate and Marshmallows (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate Hazelnut Cream (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Sprinkles (KA)
  • Add Chocolate, Hazelnut, White Chocolate Raspberry or Vanilla Bean Gelato for an additional charge

Beverages:

  • Pancake Milkshake (KA)
The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar
Hosted by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Cover it in chocolate and delicious dreams come true—this chocolate-lovers paradise is the sweetest stop in Epcot!

Beverages:

  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont
  • Ghirardelli® Drinking Chocolate (Non-alcoholic)

Food & Beverage Details

The following guide denotes menu items acceptable for specific dietary needs:

  • (GF) indicates Gluten/wheat-friendly
  • (KA) indicates Kid-approved (Dishes designed with kids in mind.)
  • (V) indicates Vegetarian

For more information on the Festival, check out TasteEpcot.com and stay tuned for more details!