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American Adventure at Epcot Closing for Refurbishment in January 2018

American Adventure at Epcot will be closing for a one month refurbishment in January 2018.  The attraction is scheduled to be closed January 5 – February 5, reopening to guests on February 6, 2018.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival ‘Garden Rocks’ Concerts Announced

The 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will return to Walt Disney World Resort for 90 days, February 28 – May 28, 2018 and feature fan favorites like exhibits, events, tastings and the popular Garden Rocks music series.  Today Disney announced 17 artists from the ‘60s, ‘70s ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s will be taking the stage this year in a variety of genres including rock, pop, country, R&B and dance.

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2018 Garden Rocks Line-up:

  • March 2-5: Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
  • March 9-12: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • March 16-19: Simple Plan “Welcome to My Life”
  • March 23-26: Little River Band “Reminiscing”
  • March 30-April 2: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
  • April 6-7: Foghat (NEW!) “Slow Ride”
  • April 8-9: Survivor (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Eye of the Tiger”
  • April 13-14: Smash Mouth (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “All Star”
  • April 15-16: Rick Springfield (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Jessie’s Girl”
  • April 20-21: Jo Dee Messina (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Stand by Me”
  • April 22-23: Lonestar (NEW!) “Amazed”
  • April 27-30: Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
  • May 4-7: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry VIII I Am”
  • May 11-12: Village People “Y.M.C.A.”
  • May 13-14: Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles (NEW!) “Hotel California”
  • May 18-21: The Guess Who “American Woman”
  • May 25-28: The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

Garden Rocks performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and are included with Epcot admission.

For more information on the Festival, check out EpcotInSpring.com.  And stay tuned for information on Garden Rocks Dining Packages Coming Soon!

2018 Disney On Broadway Line-Up Announced for Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return in January 2018 for its second year.  The event will take place January 12 – February 19, 2018, and new this year, the festival will expand to seven days of the week instead of just on the weekends. During this event, guests can celebrate art, food, and entertainment, including the popular Disney On Broadway series.  Disney has shared a first look at the lineup of Broadway artists set to take the America Gardens Theatre stage this year.

  • January 12-15 and 19-22: Kara Lindsay (NEW!) and Kevin Massey, who will perform songs from “Tarzan,” “Aladdin,” “Newsies” and “Frozen.”
  • January 26-29 and February 2-5: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White, who will perform songs from “Tarzan,” “The Lion King,” “Aida,” “Aladdin,” and “The Little Mermaid.”
  • February 9-12 and 16-19: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland, who will perform songs from “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Tarzan,” “Mary Poppins,” “Newsies” and “Frozen.”

All Disney on Broadway shows are included in theme park admission and will take place Fridays through Mondays at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

One of the best ways to experience Disney on Broadway is through a dining package. Guests can book a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner, and later enjoy priority seating at the show.

For more information on the Festival, click over to www.disneyworld.com/ArtfulEpcot or call 407-WDW-DINE or 407-939-3463.

Booths and Menus Released for 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return in January 2018 for its second year.  The event will take place January 12 – February 19, 2018, and new this year, the festival will expand to seven days of the week instead of just on the weekends. During this event, guests can celebrate art, entertainment and food.  Disney has released the food studios and full menus of all the culinary masterpieces you’ll  find throughout World Showcase.

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Full Menus for Holiday Kitchens at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

The Holiday Kitchens at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays open November 19 featuring  flavors of the season with scrumptious bites, decadent desserts and merry libations.  The number of holiday kitchens doubles in size this year to a total of 15, each bringing the flavors of the season to life. Kitchens are open daily through December 30, 2017 from noon to 8:00 PM.

NEW! Alsace Holiday Kitchen

Savor French cuisine, wine and specialty cocktails from this holiday kitchen in the France Pavilion.

Food

  • Napoléon de Saumon Fumé, Brioche á l’aneth: Smoked Salmon Napoleon in a Dill Brioche
  • Le Réveillon de Noël: Turkey Breast Stuffed with Mushrooms and Chestnuts with Sweet Potato Purée
  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Slice of Chocolate Chirstmas Yule Log

Beverages

  • Spiced Rum Punch Slush: Spiced Rum, Rhum Clement V.S.O.P., Orange and Pineapple Juice with Cinnamon
  • Merlot & Cabernet Blend, Château de Bechuad, Saint Emilion
  • Holiday Kir: Sparkling Wine and Monin® Cranberry Syrup
  • Champagne Brut, Nicolas Feuillatte

American Holiday Table

Enjoy a salute to flavorful holiday feasts at this holiday kitchen in the American Adventure Pavilion. The menu is sure to evoke fond memories of grandma’s kitchen—featuring traditional American holiday delights like tender roast turkey and tasty pork tenderloin.

Food

  • Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce
  • Seared Pork Tenderloin with Holiday Accompaniments: Green Bean Casserole, Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges and a Champagne Demi-Glace
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce

Beverages

  • Orange Blossom Brewing Cranberry Kringle Pilsner, Orlando, FL
  • Shipyard® Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk Stout, Sarasota, FL
  • Holiday Beer Flight
  • Kurt Russell’s GoGi Wines Chardonnay “Goldie,” California
  • Kurt Russell’s GoGi Wines Pinot Noir, California
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings® Winter Spice Tea and Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Nestlé® Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
  • Firenog: TG Lee® Eggnog with Fireball® Cinnamon Whisky
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings Winter Spice Tea (non-alcoholic)
  • Nestlé Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
  • TG Lee® Eggnog (non-alcoholic)

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen

Stop by the Germany Pavilion for heart-warming holiday dishes and refreshing beverages.

Food

  • German Artisan Cheese Plate: German ButterKase with Ham, Mushroom Brie with Pretzel Crostini and Tillamook Cheddar
  • Sauerbraten, Red Cabbage and Spätzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a bread bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes featuring Melissa’s Produce
  • Stollen: Holiday Fruit Cake

Beverages

  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen
  • Cider Flight
  • Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
  • Specialty Riesling

NEW! The Cookie Nook Holiday Kitchen

Delight in assorted cookies, hot cocoa, beer and wine—served up at the Festive Center.

Food

  • Warm Apple Fritter with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Warm Caramel Sauce
  • Snowflake Sugar Cookie
  • Snickerdoodle Cookie: Sugar Cookie rolled in Cinnamon Sugar
  • Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookie
  • Gingersnap Cookie with Cream Cheese Icing and Cranberry Jam
  • Sachertorte: Chocolate Cake with Apricot Jam and Dark Chocolate Glaze
  • Decorated Gingerbread Cookie
  • Holiday Tree Sugar Cookie
  • Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Beverages

  • Brew Hub Pumpkin Spice Dunkelweiss, Lakeland, Florida
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Sparkling Christmas Coffee Blonde, Titusville, Florida
  • Central 28 Beer Company Joy From the World Holiday Dubble, DeBary, Florida
  • Holiday Beer Flight
  • Specialty Red Wine
  • Specialty White Wine
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Cranberry Wine
  • Nestlé Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa with Crème de Menthe
  • Nestlé Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)

Feast of the Three Kings

Dine like royalty as you enjoy scrumptious foods and delicious drinks of the Caribbean. Inspired by the story of the Magi, this holiday kitchen celebrates the tradition of Three Kings’ Day—El Dia De Los Reyes Magos.

Food

  • Shredded Beef Tamale with Avocado Crema and Cilantro Rice
  • Roasted Pork with Smashed Yuca and Pickled Green Bananas
  • Three Kings Bread

Beverages

  • Presidente Pilsner, Dominican Republic
  • Coquito with a Bacardi® Rum Floater
  • Coquito (non-alcoholic)

NEW! Hokkaido Holiday Kitchen

Savor holiday dishes from the island of Hokkaido, served up in the Japan Pavilion.

Food

  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodle with Spinach in Hot Soup with Shrimp Tempura or Chicken
  • Cinnamon Mochi Cake: Cinnamon and Coconut Cake

Beverages

  • Strawberry Nigori Sake Cocktail: Semi-sweet Puréed Sake with Puréed Strawberry
  • Iced Strawberry Milk: Strawberry Milk with Japanese Calpico Yogurt (non-alcoholic)

Holiday Sweets and Treats

Satisfy your sweet tooth with desserts, hot cocoa and more at this kitchen at Promenade Refreshments. Snack, sip and savor as you enjoy sweeping views of World Showcase Lagoon.

Food Items

  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy

Beverages

  • Shipyard Candy Cane Coffee Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Frozen S’Mores with Dutch Caramel Van Gogh Vodka
  • Nestlé Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa with Assorted Cordials
  • Nestlé Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen S’Mores (non-alcoholic)

NEW! Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen

Watch mariachi dancers celebrating a Feliz Navidad while you indulge in Mexican cuisine. The chicken tostadas and horchata margaritas will have you singing, “olé!”

Food

  • Tostada de Tinga: Crispy Corn Tortilla smothered with Black Beans, topped with Chipotle Chicken and garnished with Crema Mexicana, Queso Fresco, Avocado and Tomatillo Sauce
  • Tamal de Chilorio: Slow-roasted Pork Shoulder, marinated in Ancho Paste and stuffed in a Corn Masa. Served with Salsa tres Chile and garnished with Crema Mexicana and Queso Fresco
  • Buñuelo Navideño: A thin round Fried Pastry, drizzled with Honey and dusted with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar

Beverages

  • Pomegranate Margarita on the Rocks
  • Frozen Kahlúa® Coffee Margarita
  • Horchata Margarita on the Rocks
  • Bohemia® Pilsner served with a Kahlúa Floater

NEW! Shanghai Holiday Kitchen

Bow down to flavor as you enjoy bao buns, egg rolls and more from this holiday kitchen in the China Pavilion.

Food

  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
  • Chinese Barbeque Pork Rice Bowl and a Fortune Cookie
  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls

Beverages

  • Mango Wine
  • Tsingtao Lager

NEW! Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

Embark on a culinary adventure at this holiday kitchen in the Italy Pavilion.

Food

  • Fusilli di Gragnano alla Carbonara: Fusilli Pasta in a Creamy Parmesan Sauce with Pancetta and Onions
  • Cotechino con Lenticchie: Fresh Italian Salami sliced with Lentils
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters and a Vanilla Sauce Drizzled with Chocolate Caramel Sauce
  • Panettone alla Milanese: Warm Italian Fruit Cake with Vanilla Sauce and Cherry Syrup
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature traditional Italian Christmas Fruit Cake

Beverages

  • Pinot Grigio: White Wine
  • Chianti: Red Wine
  • Prosecco: Sparkling Wine
  • Corbinello: Sweet Sparkling Wine
  • Moscato : Sweet Wine
  • Moretti Lager Beer
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer
  • Lavazza Caffè Americano (Regular or Decaf)

NEW! Tarabaki Holiday Kitchen

Visit the Morocco Pavilion to spice up your life with traditional dishes and refreshing beverages.

Food

  • Grilled Lamb Kefta and Grapes with Julienne of Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions, Harissa and Cilantro Dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Syrup
  • Triangle Honey Briwat with Almond Paste, Rose Water and Toasted Sesame Seeds

Beverages

  • The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparkling Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water
  • Walnut Spiced Coffee with Walnut Liqueur, topped with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream
  • Casa Beer

NEW! Yukon Holiday Kitchen

Treat your taste buds to mouthwatering Canadian favorites in the Canada Pavilion.

Food

  • Seared Salmon with Crown Royal® Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere with Canadian Ketchup
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble

Beverages

  • Chateau de Charmes Riesling Icewine
  • Neige Apple Ice Wine
  • Red Stone Cabernet Franc Ice Wine
  • Ice Wine Flight
  • Fielding Estate Pinot Grigio
  • Fielding Estate Red Conception
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
  • Unibroue Éphémère Elderberry

More Culinary Delights

In addition to the holiday kitchens, select food and beverage locations will feature seasonal treats.

Canada Popcorn Cart

  • Pecan Maple Bark
  • Chilled Maple Café: Joffrey’s “Le Cellier Blend” Coffee with Brown Jug Maple Bourbon Cream Liqueur and topped with Whipped Cream and Maple Sugar

Fife & Drum Tavern

  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-Serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce and Crunchy Streusel Topping
  • Brew Hub Pumpkin Spice Dunkleweiss, Lakeland, FL

Fountain View Café

  • Mickey Santa Hat Cupcake

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company at Future World East

  • Warm Glow: Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur blended with Sweet Cinnamon Syrup and Steamed Light Cream topped with Whipped Cream

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company in the Canada Pavilion

  • Gingerbread Chai: Hot, Creamy Spiced Chai Tea flavored with Gingerbread Syrup and Baileys Irish Cream and topped with Whipped Cream

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company at Showcase Plaza

  • Crazy Elf: RumChata® Cream Liqueur and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky topped with Steamed Light Cream and Whipped Cream

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company in the American Adventure Pavilion

  • Arctic Kiss Hot Chocolate: A Decadent Blend of Chocolate Sauce, Peppermint Syrup and Baileys® Irish Cream blended with Steamed Light Cream and topped with Whipped Cream

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream

Refreshment Cool Post

  • Warm Caramel-Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-Serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
  • Hot Cocoa with Amarula Cream Liqueur
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL

Refreshment Port

  • Chocolate Peppermint Glazed Croissant Donut
  • Godiva Hot Cocoa: Hot Cocoa with Godiva Liqueur
  • Holiday Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)

The Tea Caddy

  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey and Drambuie
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (non-alcoholic)

UK Beer Cart

  • TG Lee Eggnog with Irish Whiskey
  • TG Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)