With special events like Carnevale last year, it’s no surprise that Maria and Enzo’s is back with another special event: they’ve partnered with Knob Creek to host Maria and Enzo’s Old Fashioned Evening!
We have received some BIG Disney news recently!
Disney World will have a ticketed Halloween party is returning this year — but it’ll look a little different! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has been canceled, but Disney After Hours BOO BASH will be taking its place and kicking off this August. We couldn’t be more excited for the treats, character encounters, and more. But what does this After Hours event’s return mean for other After Hours events (think Moonlight Magic and Villains After Hours) around the parks? These events were all canceled in 2020, with no word on when they could return.
And we’ve done our hair, put on our face, and put our best foot forward to cover all things Dapper Day this weekend at Disney World — Saturday at the Magic Kingdom and Sunday at EPCOT!
When thousands of Cast Members were laid off due to the pandemic, many fans stepped up in a big way and helped out to support those in need. Thankfully, that generosity is still continuing, and if you’d like to help out some of those furloughed employees, there’s an event you need to know about!
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party might be canceled this year, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of fun things to do on Halloween, even if you’re stuck at home!
If you’re in the parks on Halloween, you’ll be treated to Halloween cavalcades, which include characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas, but on Halloween night, you can attend a virtual Nightmare Before Christmas concert in your costume (or pajamas — your choice!).
We’re inching slowly closer to a possible reopening of the Disney World theme parks, so we’re starting to think about what that might look like.
And we’re not the only ones! Florida put together the Re-Open Florida Task Force, with representation by Disney World president Josh D’Amaro, to visualize the sort of health and safety measures that will be necessary to reopen the state. Many of the already-discussed measures apply to Disney World and we’re looking at what these might mean for YOUR next Disney trip!
Once again this year I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Chef Marianne Hunnel, a long-time Disney Chef who has been in charge of development for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival for the past 7 years!
For a bit of background on Chef Hunnel as well as some info about how the Epcot Food & Wine Festival comes together each year, be sure to read our 2011 interview of Chef Hunnel!
She’s truly one of the most joyful and delightful people I’ve ever spoken with — you can tell this woman is passionate about the Festival and about making sure that Disney guests are pleased with their experience, and that she has a blast doing her job.
2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Taste Your Way Around the World
The Epcot Food and Wine Festival theme this year is: Taste Your Way Around the World, and it will take place from September 28th through November 12th — a whole 46 days!
As always, you should keep an eye on our 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page for details throughout the summer. We’re updating all the time over there so that you have the latest news and information.
And, luckily, Chef Hunnel was able to tell us some interesting details that we get to share exclusively with you today! Here are a few fun secrets and tips to keep in mind if you’re headed to Epcot this Fall!
New and Returning Items at the World Showcase Booths
While many of the fan favorite menu items will be returning (yep — the Canadian Cheddar Cheese soup is back!), some booths will feature past menu items with a “twist,” says Hunnel.
For example, the steamed mussels at the Belgium booth will be slightly different than guests remember.
And it sounds like the Australian lamb chop will return with a mint pesto sauce this year (subject to change, of course).
Germany will introduce a twist on the ham and cheese spaetzel with a new schinken noodle gratin dish.
Also, New Zealand has traded in the lamb slider for a lamb meatball with tomato chutney.
There will be around 12 dishes that will be completely new to the World Showcase Marketplace Booths this year! Here are just a few…: [Read more…]