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.
Check out the video below for a first look at how it works.
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!
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!
No-So-Poison Apple Cupcake – Main Street Bakery (available daily through October 31)
This spiced “apple” cupcake has a pecan crunch and buttercream.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Candy Corn Milkshake – Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (available daily through October 31)
It’s topped with cotton candy and a Mickey-shaped marshmallow.
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.
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!
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.
Please your palate with these healthy, action-packed bites for pure taste bud bliss!
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)
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
Delve into a delectable menu inspired by countries abundant with history, mystery and cultural diversity.
Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato and Pap (GF)
Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa (V)
Cederberg Chenin Blanc
Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
Groot Constantia Pinotage
Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.
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.
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)
All food items are made with Almond Breeze Almond Milk.
Explore an exotic array of food and drink options from the Land Down Under.
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)
Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon, Hunter Valley
Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay, Margaret River
Yangarra Shiraz, McLaren Vale
Indulge in dessert-like waffles, savory treats and thirst-quenchers with a kick—courtesy of the Kingdom of Belgium!
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)
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
Dig into South American cuisine and culture with the Land of the Palms’ finest fare.
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)
M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL
Casa Valduga Brut Rosé
Quinta do Crasto Duoro Red
Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça
Wet your whistle with a glass or flight of Europe’s best brews—from Pilsners to wheat beers.
Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer
Take your taste buds to the Yukon, with delightful dishes, lagers and wines from the Great White North.
Canadian Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF)
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.
The Cheese Studio hosted by Boursin® Cheese
Nibble delish cheesy dishes paired with the perfect vintage for an unforgettable nosh stop!
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)
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
Introduce your palate to a diverse variety of popular plates and potables from one of the world’s greatest cuisines!
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
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
The Chocolate Studio
Sate confectionery cravings with a trip to our one-stop chocolate shop for delectably dark and milky sweet treats!
Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (GF) (KA)
Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Whipped Cream (V)
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
Savor the ocean’s finest flavors along with wines grown near the Pacific coastline—you can almost feel the sea breeze!
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
A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris, Oregon
ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir, Oregon
Elevate your tastes with cool brews or a refreshing flight of American craft beer from some of Florida’s best breweries!
Central 28 Beer Company Waff-Ale, DeBary, FL (Flight 1)
Bold City Brewing 1901 Roasted Red Ale, Jacksonville, FL (Flight 1)
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!
Spicy Hot Dog with Kimchi and Mustard Sauce
Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky & Frozen Coke
Refreshment Port Try a tropical infusion of delicious pineapple treats… bask in the sunny rays of flavor!
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
Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum
Enter a doughnut lover’s dream—if you can’t choose one, try them all!
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
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!
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!
July 21 – The eclectic WonderGround Gallery is pleased to welcome Gabby Zapata, Jeff Granito, Jerrod Maruyama, Nidhi Chanani and Sydney Hanson for an Artist Showcase on from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jeff Granito, Nidhi Chanani and Sydney Hanson will be debuting new pieces, while Gabby Zapata and Jerrod Maruyama will be on hand to sign their popular recent work.
July 28 and 29 – Meet the featured Artisan for the Month of July, Nidhi Chanani, at WonderGround Gallery from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
August 18 – Celebrate with WonderGround Gallery as they welcome Brian Crosby, John Coulter and Bill Robinson for an Artist Showcase from 2 – 4 p.m. Come see their new releases and say hello!
August 4, 5, 25, and 26 – The featured Artisan for the Month of August, Jeannine Schafer, will be at WonderGround Gallery from 2 – 5 p.m.
In addition, the July Artist in Residence is Steph Laberis and the August Artist in Residence is Martin Hsu. Both artists will be appearing throughout the month at WonderGround Gallery for live art demonstrations.