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LIVE Food News and Photos: Disney World Media Event

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I’m reporting this week from the Walt Disney World Media Event showcasing the new Give a Day, Get a Disney Day volunteer program! Last night was the kick-off event, and we heard some fun dining news and got to taste some great eats over at the ESPN Wide World of Sports! (Psst — if you just want to see pics from the kick-off party, scroll down.)

Disney Food News
Unfortunately, I didn’t hear any BRAND new Disney food news, but recently opened restaurants Kouzzina and Sanaa were mentioned, along with the upcoming Be Our Guest restaurant and Gaston’s Tavern, to be found in the new-and-improved Fantasyland in 2012.

Other fun mentions that some of you might not have heard about are the two new, “interactive” restaurants on board the brand new Disney Cruise Line cruise ship, The Disney Dream. These include the Enchanted Garden, which magically transforms your surroundings from early morning to a night sky while you dine, and the Skyline Lounge, which has walls that change to reflect a new city scape each day!

Skyline Lounge

Skyline Lounge

Enchanted Garden

Enchanted Garden

Media Event Treats and Eats
The event kick-off was held in the ESPN Wide World of Sports on Walt Disney World property. The first part of the evening was a “What’s New” session in the Milk House, and the second part was a rockin’ party!

The Wide World of Sports Milk House

The Wide World of Sports Milk House

The Party From Above

The Party From Above

Because this took place at the Sports Paradise that is Wide World of Sports, we were treated to a delicious, action-themed smorgasbord of flavors. (Kudos to the caterers!) Each table was associated with a particular sport! Here are the items from the “Football” tables…

Football Themed Food at Media Event

Football Themed Food at Media Event

Bruisin Brats with Peppers and Onions

Bruisin Brats with Peppers and Onions

Extra Point Chipotle Chicken Sausage, and Veggie Quesadillas

Extra Point Chipotle Chicken Sausage, and Veggie Quesadillas

Pretzel Rolls

Pretzel Rolls

Cheesehead Soup and Beer Croutons

Cheesehead Soup and Beer Croutons

The soup and croutons were the hit of my evening!

Cheese Head Soup

Cheese Head Soup

Of course there were lots of of other goodies to be had, like the bread pudding and cotton candy from the “Golf” tables:

Hole in One Bread Pudding With Bourbon Sauce, and Cotton Candy

Hole in One Bread Pudding With Bourbon Sauce, and Cotton Candy

Hot dogs from the “Baseball” tables:

Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs

Philly Cheese Steaks from the “Basketball” tables:

Philly Cheese Steaks

Philly Cheese Steaks

An assortment of “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” snacks like cracker jack and peanuts:

baseball goodies

And…well…”these little beauties:”

Mickey Bar and Sandwich

Mickey Bar and Sandwich

Donald, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Chip and Dale even showed up to share their sports enthusiasm with us!

Pluto Greets Guests

Pluto Greets Guests

Minnie Stops By to Lead a Cheer

Minnie Stops By to Lead a Cheer

And this was only the first evening! Stay tuned for more food reporting tomorrow…

Disclosure: Transportation, food, and accommodations for the the author have been complementary for this event.

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6 Comments

  1. That cheese soup was my fav tonight, too!

  2. AJ says:

    I think it rivaled…dare I say it?…Le Cellier!

  3. Chip says:

    Watch your tongue..lol

    Kinda looks like it though :)

    That was a nice spread..

  4. chris says:

    Have some fun for me, AJ. I’m stuck under a pile of sick kids.

    Have a safe trip back!

  5. Gray says:

    Oh, I am incredibly jealous! I’d have been stuffing my pockets with food to take back to my room and eat all night! The cheese soup and pretzel bread does look delish.

  6. Tim says:

    wow, that looks like quite the event! i’d love to have a job where i got invited to functions like that.

    i think i need to start a highly successful disney blog.

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