ICYMI, we’re keeping an updated list of eateries in Disney Springs that will join in the phased reopening of Walt Disney World’s shopping and dining district starting May 20th. And we have another addition for the list…
If you have — like us — grown a fondness for the allergy-friendly, vegan bakery treats found at Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC in Disney Springs and are an Orlando local, then we have some fun news for you!
We’ve been hard at work in the parks scoping out all the latest news for you and today we have all the details on what’s happening due to the ongoing closures and more.
- Due to the current global situation, ALL Disney Parks will be closed until the end of the month. See all of our coverage HERE.
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Hey everybody! It’s time for another roundup of What’s New in Disney Springs!
We’ve spotted a bunch of new autumn goodies along with some new construction that we’re excited to tell you about. And we can’t forget about the crazy new merch we spotted (like $600 crazy!), so let’s get to it!
The theme at Disney Springs right now is Beat the Heat. In the dog days of summer we certainly agree!
We scoured Disney World’s shopping and dining district and found what’s new so you know where to stop the next time you’re at Disney Springs for a cool drink, snack, meal, or air conditioned retail therapy!
What’s New in Disney Springs West Side
It’s high time for more 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival fun!
Once again, we’re going beyond the Marketplace Booths for a Special Event that is new to the Festival this year: Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! Hands-On Workshops. Similar to the Festival’s Culinary Demonstrations and Beverage Seminars, this new offering takes place daily in the Festival Center. However, the Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! sessions offer an interactive element unique to this Special Event where participants can take tips directly from leaders in the culinary industry.
The choice of topics is extensive, ranging from forming sushi rolls to pasta making and vodka tasting to pumpkin decorating (and beyond — check out the full list of options here). We attended The Art of Pastry Making with Erin McKenna.
You might be familiar with Erin McKenna as the founder of Babycakes or the owner of Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC in Disney Springs (or even her shops in New York and Los Angeles). If so, then you know that her focus is on creating tasty vegan and gluten-free goods. Since baking gluten-free items is not something I have previously attempted, I thought this would be a great opportunity to learn something new!
So join me in the Chef’s Showcase at the Festival Center to check out this new Special Event!
Long tables are set up in front of the stage so there’s plenty of room for lots of would-be pastry-makers! [Read more…]