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Is Magic Kingdom Getting A New Table Service Dinner Buffet?

Online reports indicate Pinocchio Village Haus, which is a counter service restaurant located in Magic Kingdom, could begin testing a dinner buffet starting next month.  The Fantasyland dining location would continue to be a quick-service for lunch, however would offer “Geppetto’s Village Haus Buffet” from 4pm to close.

If reports are right, the buffet would offer Italian fare and cost $22 per adult and $12 per child.  The testing phase should take place March 5, 2018 through July 1, 2018 with reservations to open up soon.

Disney has not made any official announcement yet, so we’ll treat this as a rumor for now.

New Prix Fixe Dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant Now Available to Book

Earlier this week, Disney announced dinner at Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest Restaurant would be changing over to a prix fixe menu beginning July 27, 2018 and reservations for this new experience are now available to book.

The prix fixe menu will feature a variety of delectable French-inspired dishes and new offerings. Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner that includes your choice of appetizer and entrée, followed by a personal dessert platter.

To start off your meal, the appetizer menu will include favorites like the French Onion Soup in addition to rich new offerings like Charred Octopus with citrus-laced fingerling potatoes, pickled hearts of palm and red pepper coulis; Escargot with herb garlic butter and toasted gremolata; and a selection of assorted meats and artisanal cheeses such as chicken liver pâté, chorizo sausage Manchego, and truffle tremor.

For the main course, feast on mouth-watering entrées such as Grilled Center-Cut Filet Mignon with potato au gratin, Romano beans, Cipollini marmalade and a cherry-laced red wine reduction or the Smoked Black-Eye Pea Tortellini with roasted seasonal vegetables, tomato relish and basil-scented tomato water. Other enticing dishes include Poulet Rouge Chicken, Saffron-Infused Seafood Bouillabaisse, Roasted Lamb Chops and Kurobuta Pork Tenderloins.

Chefs are also working hard on the final touches on the fabulous desserts as well as the kid’s menu.

Reservations are available to book now, and can be made online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).

Epcot’s Gardens of the World Tour – Spring Edition Now Available to Book

Epcot’s Gardens of the World Tour – Spring Edition is now available to book!  During this tour which takes place on select days during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival,  you can join Disney horticulture experts for an inside look at some of the most elaborate landscaping operations on Earth.

During these fascinating journeys, Epcot becomes your “living classroom” as you witness firsthand how garden beds, shrubs, hedges and topiaries are meticulously cultivated at our seasonal festivals to evoke a sense of wonder. On this three-hour walking tour “around the world,” you’ll hear the behind-the-scenes tales about the award-winning topiaries and gardens that make the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival so special, examine the role of landscaping at Walt Disney World Resort, learn ways you can apply Disney landscaping techniques at home, and more.

Cost is $85 per person.  For more information, visit here or call 407-WDW-TOUR to book.

The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band to Perform at Epcot Next Week

If you’ll be visiting Epcot on Thursday, March 1, you’ll want to head over to America Gardens Theatre to check out The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band who will be putting on three special concerts that day.

This 19-member ensemble was formed in 1969, and plays a repertoire of big band, swing, contemporary jazz and patriotic selections. The Jazz Ambassadors, also known as “America’s Big Band,” has performed at concert halls all over the world and will bring their sound to Epcot for one day only.

You can catch The Jazz Ambassadors Thursday, March 1, at the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot at 5:30, 6:45 & 8 p.m. Shows are included in theme park admission.

New ‘UP! A Great Bird Adventure’ Show Will Debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on April 22

Earlier today, Disney announced the details for Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s 20th Anniversary Celebration which you can read about here.  Along with this news, they also shared the opening date for the new highly-anticipated UP! themed bird show coming to the park.  “UP! A Great Bird Adventure,” featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP” will be debuting at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on April 22, 2018!

This new entertainment experience for the whole family offers guests the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure in Anandapur village. There will be “UP” close encounters each day with amazing winged creatures!

Stay tuned for more details!