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Candlelight Processional Dining Packages On Sale Now

Candlelight Processional takes place at Epcot November 22 – December 30 and presents the traditional story of Christmas  with a celebrity narrator accompanied by a  50-piece orchestra and a mass choir. One of the best ways to experience this festive event is by booking a Candlelight Processional Dining Package which are on sale now.  These packages include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.  Details below:

Lunch and dinner packages are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway pavilion); Biergarten Restaurant (Germany pavilion); Chefs de France (France pavilion); Coral Reef Restaurant (The Seas pavilion); The Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land pavilion); La Hacienda de San Angel** and San Angel Inn Restaurante (Mexico pavilion); Nine Dragons Restaurant (China pavilion); Restaurant Marrakesh and Spice Road Table (Morocco pavilion); Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room (United Kingdom pavilion); Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining (Japan pavilion); and Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy pavilion).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Epcot-area resort restaurants at Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages start at:

  • For Breakfast: $38 plus tax per person for adults and $22 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
  • For Lunch: $50 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
  • For Dinner: $55 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

Here is the lineup so far*:

  • 11/22 – 11/23 – Chita Rivera
  • 11/24 – 12/2 – TBD
  • 12/3 – 12/6 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/7 – 12/9 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/10 – 12/12 – TBD
  • 12/13 – 12/14 – Blair Underwood
  • 12/15 – 12/17 – Gary Sinise
  • 12/18 – 12/20 – Pat Sajak
  • 12/21 – 12/23 – TBD
  • 12/24 – 12/25 – Edward James Olmos
  • 12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
  • 12/28 – 12/30 – TBD

The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre.

Book a Candlelight Processional dining package or find out more information here.

*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required and not included in the dining package price.

** Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are available for dinner only.

New Character Dining Experiences at the Disneyland Resort Begin Today

Back in May, Disneyland Resort announced two new character dining experiences coming to Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and to Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel this summer.   Beginning today, Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Character Breakfast at Storytellers Cafe and Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disney’s PCH Grill are now open.


Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Character Breakfast
At Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, guests dining at Storytellers Cafe will join Mickey Mouse and his friends for Mickey’s Tales of Adventure. Discover the fun with your adventurous storyteller, Mickey, as he welcomes you into his immersive tales of adventure through his magical Adventurer’s Journal. Enjoy a bountiful Farmer’s Market Buffet of all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast specialties, including made-to-order omelets, Mickey waffles, fresh-baked goods and seasonal fruit. Mickey’s Tales of Adventure will be offered Monday-Thursday, 7-11:30 a.m. and Friday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Click here to book your reservations!


Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast
Over at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Donald will be reunited with his heart-throb Daisy at Disney’s PCH Grill, and is bringing all the beachy fun with him! Soak in those rays and catch some waves on the dance floor with Donald, Daisy and Stitch as you chow down on an all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet. Try the build-your-own-parfait stations, chef’s signature flatbreads, egg white frittatas, chilaquiles, smoothies, smoked salmon and more. Little dudes and dudettes will love the Mickey waffles, Minnie pancakes, Bananas Foster French toast and a selection of hot and cold cereals, sausage, bacon and seasonal fresh fruit. Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast will take place Monday-Thursday, 7-11 a.m. and Friday-Sunday, 7-11:30 a.m. So if you want to hang out with Donald and friends while chowing down on some delicious grub, click here to book your reservations.

Reservations fill up fast, so be sure to reserve your spot today by visiting the links listed above or by calling (714) 781-DINE (714 781-3463) between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily Pacific Time.

Fairfax Fare at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Begin Serving Breakfast

Back in April, Fairfax Fare at Disney’s Hollywood Studios began testing a breakfast menu.  It seems that test proved to be a success because breakfast will return to the quick-service eatery on June 30,  just in time for the grand opening of Toy Story Land!

Guests will be able to choose from a variety of hot and cold breakfast options from 8am – 11am.

Breakfast items include:

  • Breakfast Sandwich – Scrambled Eggs, Ham, Swiss Cheese and Spinach served on an Onion Roll with Herb-Cheese Spread
  • Loaded Scrambled Egg Bowl – Scrambled Eggs, Chorizo Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Potatoes
  • Baked Pastry Basket – Mini versions of Apple Fritter, Raspberry Twist, Chocolate Croissant and Cinnamon Roll
  • Hot Oatmeal and Fresh Berries – Oatmeal with fresh Berries, Brown Sugar and Maple Glaze
  • Everything Bagel – served with your choice of Cream Cheese, Butter or Jelly
  • Plain Bagel – served with your choice of Cream Cheese, Butter or Jelly
  • Kid’s Meal – Scrambled Eggs and Breakfast Potatoes – served with Dannon® Danimals® Smoothie, Seasonal Fruit and choice of small Lowfat Milk or small Dasani® Water
  • Banana
  • Orange

A variety of beverages including milk, chocolate milk, coffee, tea, juice and soda will also be available.

Lunch will continue to be served starting at 11:30am.   For more information on Fairfax Fare, please click here.

Terralina Crafted Italian to Debut June 28 at Disney Springs

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Disney has announced Terralina Crafted Italian, with James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano, will open June 28, 2018 at Disney Springs.  The new restaurant is situated along the shores of Lake Buena Vista,  was inspired by the lifestyle of Italy’s Lake District, and  will offer authentic Italian flavors, spirits, and lakefront views.

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According to Disney, Chef Mantuano, former contestant on Top Chef Masters who is internationally respected for his role in defining true Italian cuisine, collaborated with Executive Chef Justin Plank to create the new menu. Showcasing tastes that are both familiar and new, the menu offers traditional Italian dishes – House-made Lasagna and Parmesan Duo with chicken and eggplant – in addition to specialty creations for the table like House-made Porchetta with a spicy-sweet Apple Mostarda and Slow-roasted Beef Short Rib with Honey-Balsamic Glaze. Other favorites include wood-fired pizzas, Bucatini with Clams and, from the grill, Center-cut Pork Chop with Creamy Polenta and Swordfish Peperonatta with roasted peppers.

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The Antipasti Tower features a unique visual presentation with a display of cured meats, artisanal cheeses, and house-made pickled vegetables with pecorino truffle potato chips.

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Returning favorites from Portobello Country Italian include Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana, hand-tossed pizza, and house-made pastas.

Terralina Crafted Italian will be open daily for lunch and dinner starting June 28 and is located on The Landing at Disney Springs. Walk-ins are always welcome, and reservations are now available for bookings starting on July 30, 2018. To make reservations, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call (407) WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).

Experience a Fried Chicken Celebration at Disneyland Resort

It’s National Fried Chicken Day on July 6 and Disneyland Resort is celebrating  with the inaugural Fried Chicken Celebration, taking place July 6-8.

Fried Chicken can be found in two locations at the Disneyland Resort: Plaza Inn at Disneyland park and Flo’s V8 Café in Disney California Adventure park.

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The Plaza Inn, formerly known as the Red Wagon Inn, has been feeding Disneyland park guests since opening day. Walt Disney’s wife Lillian handpicked many of the restaurant’s authentic 19th-century interior furnishings, creating a lavish Victorian setting. The restaurant’s signature chicken plate features three pieces of herb-seasoned fried chicken served with mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and a buttermilk biscuit.

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Chef Jonny Hall, culinary director at Disneyland park, explains “our [Plaza Inn] sweet and savory brined chicken is lightly coated in a secret flour blend of garlic and spices, then fried under pressure to create a delicate and magical crunch. This simple approach known as ‘broasting’ results in a distinct deep golden brown color and crispy exterior, and an unbelievably juicy interior.”

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Flo’s V8 Café is a Route 66-inspired diner set in the middle of Cars Land. This nostalgic pit stop features automotive touches, including vintage-style gas pumps and tailpipe light fixtures! Flo’s Famous Fried Chicken is served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, gravy and seasonal vegetables.

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Chef John State, culinary director at Disney California Adventure park, shares “our [Flo’s V8 Cafe] chicken sings of toasted flour and notes of a rich egg batter scented with prominent ground black pepper spice. While the exact science to this recipe is a secret that’s only known to Flo, we use a traditional basket fryer, ensuring there is a pronounced crunch with every bite and the meat is filled with sweet-salty juices.”

Join Disneyland Resort July 6-8 in honor of National Fried Chicken Day, and don’t forget to follow along and join the social media conversation using #FriedChickenCelebration.