The Animal Kingdom is celebrating the arrival of the Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party, but that isn’t all that’s going on here!
We spotted a new photo op, some new food options, and new merchandise on our latest visit to Animal Kingdom.
If you’re planning a trip to Disney World in the near future, be sure to include a coat on your packing list. The cooler temperatures have indeed arrived to Central Florida, and with some days topping out in the 60s (and even dipping into the 40s some nights), you may also be tempted to warm up here and there with a toasty beverage. And Disney Springs has some new ways you can do that!
For instance, you can now grab Mulled Wine at Wine Bar George.
And through December 31st (while supplies last) you can enjoy a complimentary mulled wine with the purchase of a $30 Corkcicle.
It’s baaaack!! As expected, and for third year in a row, the Epcot Germany kiosk selling warm, spicy glühwein for the 2012 holiday season. But this year it’s bigger and better than ever!
In the past, it’s been a great little place to grab a glühwein (mulled red wine) or Radeburger Pilsner. This year, the offerings have been expanded and the kiosk has a brand new name: Prost!
Situated on the edge of the Germany Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, you’ll find Prost across the walkway from the World Showcase Lagoon, set back in the same area where the German Marketplace was located this year for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
To the left of the kiosk is a seating area, and to the left of that is the Glaskugel selling hand-made glass ornaments!
This seating area (over by the giant nutcracker) is also where the Germany storyteller shares fun and historical holiday tales throughout the season.
But I was really interested to see what Prost was offering this year besides mulled wine and beer! Just walking up to the kiosk I knew it was going to be good!
Turns out, there was a much expanded offering here this year. With a wine bar menu as well a nice assortment of sweets from Karamelle-Küche, there are also a couple of new drink treats that I had never seen before. More about that in a minute. 😉
We sampled three of the brand new offerings on the menu!
And here’s the awesome news: if you like any of the spirits offered here — Nürnberger Markt Glühwein, Schonauer Apfel Schnapps, or William’s Punch — you can take a bottle home!
Fans of the stand’s original offering [Read more…]
Who says Disney doesn’t recycle?
The Brewer’s Collection we all know and love from this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival has been given a new lease on life as the Holiday Brewer’s Collection this season!
The menu will please most beer-lovers. A choice of four brews is available, along with a flight — your choice of three.
But I had to try something I’ve never sampled before. I’ve always wanted to experience hot Gluhwein — a spiced German wine sold primarily during the holidays at Christmas-y German-y events like Christmas Markets and things like that. And, lo and behold, there [Read more…]