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Nick Hilton Wins 25th Walt Disney World Marathon Breaking 14 Year Streak

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-01-08 01:04
American Runner Wins 25th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon for First Time in 14 Years


Walt Disney World Resort Press Release
January 7, 2018

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – On the 25th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Marathon, Nick Hilton ushered in a new era, ending Brazil’s recent dominance after becoming the first American to win the popular race since 2004.

Hilton, 28, is only the fourth American runner to win the 26.2-mile race that stretches through all four Disney theme parks and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Central Florida resort. The last American winner was Matthew Dobson 14 years ago. Before Hilton’s win Sunday, a Brazilian runner had won the race six of the past seven years,including the last four.

By contrast, the women’s division remained decidedly Brazilian as Giovanna Martins of Sao Paulo won for the third time in the last four years. In fact, she became the only three-time women’s winner in race history after crossing the finish line in 2:47:22, well ahead of Jackie Hall of St. Charles, Missouri (2:49:48) and Alicia Cevallos of Quito, Ecuador (2:50:49).

Hilton’s victory had extra significance. In addition to the victory coming one year after he got engaged at Walt Disney World Resort, his winning time qualified the Tucson, Arizona resident for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the 2020 Summer Games.

“I feel amazing,’’ said Hilton, who hasn’t had a lot of success in marathon races. “The marathon has been a mixed bag for me, so to come back to a place (Walt Disney World Resort) that means a lot to me and my wife, and to come back and win, feels amazing.’’

And the Disney Marathon field of 25,500 made him earn it. Hilton battled three other contenders for most of the race and didn’t pull away until the late stages. He finished in a blistering 2:17:52 – more than two minutes ahead of Vanilson Neves of Sao Paulo (2:20:25) who was followed by Nicholas Caprario of Kansas City, Missouri (2:21:31).

“I had a great group of guys who ran with me,’’ Hilton said. “By about mile 20, there were two of us and we started running some 5 flats (five-minute mile pace). I just happened to hold on a little bit better towards the end of the race.’’

The Disney marathon weekend, which began in 1994 with one race involving roughly 8,000 runners, has since grown to more than 100,000 runners and spectators in its 25th year and remains one of the most popular marathons in the nation and is widely regarded as the first entertainment-focused marathon in the country. Over the years, nearly a million people of various ages and abilities have run in a Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend race, including 76 who have now run all 25 Disney marathons.

In celebration of the anniversary, every runner was given a commemorative finisher’s medal and special 25th anniversary Mickey Mouse ears to wear after crossing the finish line at Epcot on what was a sunny but unseasonably cool Florida morning. In addition, there were special entertainment experiences every half mile along the course, from full marching bands in three of the theme parks to a 100-member choir near Mile 26 to nostalgic Disney movie soundtracks playing along Main Street U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom, plus exciting meet & greet opportunities with beloved Disney characters throughout the course.

The race was the final day of a five-day race weekend that featured kids’ races, a 5K, a 10K, and a half marathon before Sunday’s marathon, plus a health and fitness expo. Registration information for the four upcoming Disney race weekends is at www.runDisney.com.
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Ticket Question: Have child pass but he will turn 10 before we use it

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-01-08 00:01
Help!

So I had purchased some 4 day park hoppers last year when they had a deal for Canadians. They don't expire until 2030. Well, I figured we would use them this spring, but our plans have changed a bit. Now we may not use them until 2019 (unless I can squeeze in another trip later this year :secret:). My concern is I bought a child pass for my son but he will be 10 years old by the time we use the tickets, meaning he would need an adult pass. Is there a way to upgrade my ticket to an adult one? Since everything is linked in My Disney Experience, I will assume they will know when he is 10 years old because I'm pretty sure ages are attached to profiles.

Have any of you guys dealt with this before? Suggestions? :confused:
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Ticket Question: Have child pass but he will turn 10 before we use it

intercot.com - Mon, 2018-01-08 00:01
Help!

So I had purchased some 4 day park hoppers last year when they had a deal for Canadians. They don't expire until 2030. Well, I figured we would use them this spring, but our plans have changed a bit. Now we may not use them until 2019 (unless I can squeeze in another trip later this year :secret:). My concern is I bought a child pass for my son but he will be 10 years old by the time we use the tickets, meaning he would need an adult pass. Is there a way to upgrade my ticket to an adult one? Since everything is linked in My Disney Experience, I will assume they will know when he is 10 years old because I'm pretty sure ages are attached to profiles.

Have any of you guys dealt with this before? Suggestions? :confused:
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Do fop fast passes really exist?.

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-01-07 22:01
I have been trying to get one since it opened. This next trip will make 4 since it has. I cannot score fast passes for this! Any ideas?
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Do fop fast passes really exist?.

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-01-07 22:01
I have been trying to get one since it opened. This next trip will make 4 since it has. I cannot score fast passes for this! Any ideas?
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Will I like it?

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-01-07 21:58
We just booked a two bedroom villa for the last week of february... i have never stayed in the villas on site. Will I like it or will I miss the feel of the 'hotel'. I really do not know what to expect.
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Will I like it?

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-01-07 21:58
We just booked a two bedroom villa for the last week of february... i have never stayed in the villas on site. Will I like it or will I miss the feel of the 'hotel'. I really do not know what to expect.
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Useful apps?

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-01-07 03:29
Does anyone have any apps to recommed for our upcoming vacation to both Disney World and Universal? There are a LOT available and I don't know what's good or what I'd actually use. Is there a "best" ride time app? Anything else fun or useful? How about a cute vacation countdown? :mickey:
Categories: Disney Blogs

Useful apps?

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-01-07 03:29
Does anyone have any apps to recommed for our upcoming vacation to both Disney World and Universal? There are a LOT available and I don't know what's good or what I'd actually use. Is there a "best" ride time app? Anything else fun or useful? How about a cute vacation countdown? :mickey:
Categories: Disney Blogs

2018 International Festival of the Arts Food Studio Menus

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-01-06 20:09
Walt Disney World has released the Menus for the 13 Food Studios at the 2018 International Festival of the Arts running January 12 – February 19:

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The Artist’s Table

Dishes:

Roasted Pork Roulade with Butternut Squash Purée, Marble Potatoes and Baby Carrots with a Red Wine Sauce featuring Melissa’s Produce
Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (gluten free)
Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Beverages:

Callebaut Belgian Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk, Dark (non-alcoholic)
Callebaut Belgian Sipping Chocolate: Dark Chocolate with Chambord
Perla Santa Coffee-flavored WineBarrymore Rosé, Monterey County, CA
Carmel Road Drew’s Blend Pinot Noir, Monterey County, CA

Cuisine Classique

Dishes:

Red Wine Braised Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic
Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (gluten free)
Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie
Saint-Honore Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs

Beverages:

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Chico, CA
Bell’s Two Hearted American-style India Pale Ale Kalamazoo, MI
Duck Rabbit Milk Stout Farmville, NCBeer Braising Flight
Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva Art Series Logrono, Spain
Domaine Savary Chablis, Burgundy

Decadent Delights

Dishes:

White Chocolate and Purple Sweet Potato Mousse, Salted Caramel and Maple Meringue with Coconut
Crisp Caramel Chocolate Mousse Bar, Flavored Merengue Kisses and Passion Fruit Sauce
S’mores Tart: House-smoked Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse, Toasted Marshmallow Meringue, Graham Cracker Dust and Malted Milk Chocolate Sauce
Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Beverages:

Ferreira 10 Year Old Port
3 Daughters Strawberry Nitro, St. Petersburg, FL
Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter, Breckenridge, CO
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, England
Neapolitan Beer Flight
Coppo Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont

The Deconstructed Dish

Dishes:

Atypical BLT with Crispy Pork Belly, Tomato Jam and Soft Poached Egg
Irregular Reuben with Shredded Corned Beef, Thousand Island Dressing, Pickled Red Cabbage and a Rye Curl
Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped, New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries and Sugar Cookies with Micro-basil

Beverages:

Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Maple Bourbon Cream, a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon
Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Maple Syrup, a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon (non-alcoholic)
Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington
Pop-Artsicle: Red, White and Blue Frozen Slushy (non-alcoholic)

El Arista Hambriento

Dishes:

Mixiote de Cordero: Wrapped Slow Braised Lamb marinated in Tres Chiles Paste and Spices
Tacos de Puerco: Two Corn Tortillas with Slow-roasted Pork Shoulder marinated in Ancho Paste, served with Sweet Plantain Purée and garnished with Pea Tendrils
Atole de Fresa and Mexican Concha Bread: Warm Strawberry Drink served with Mexican Concha Bread

Beverages:

Frida Guava Margarita
Diego Passion Margarita on the rocks
Allende Craft Mexican Golden Ale

L’Art du Cuisine Francaise

Dishes:

Rillettes du Mans, Cornichons, Carré du Boulanger: House-made Pork Rillettes, Cornichons and House-made Bread
Saumon en Croute Façon Paul Bocuse: Salmon in a Puff Pastry Crust, Paul Bocuse-style, with Spinach and Beurre Blanc Sauce
Le Coucher de Soleil: Sunset Mango and Raspberry Cake

Beverages:

Frosé: Frozen Côtes de Provence Rosé Wine with Grey Goose Vodka and Peach Purée
L’Or par Edmond Thery: French Sparkling Chardonnay
Alsace, Pinot Blanc, Reserve 2015, Gustave Lorentz
Bordeaux, Château Tour de Granins, Grand Poujeaux, Moulis en Medoc 2015

L’Arte di Mangiare

Dishes:

Basil-scented Salmon Roulade, Purple Rice and Romesco Sauce
Tomato and Eggplant Terrine, Fior di Latte Mozzarella
Cream Fritters, Peach and Arugula Pesto and Amarena Cherries

Beverages:

Amaretto Bellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée and Prosecco
Vodka Rossini: Vodka, Strawberry Purée and Prosecco
Prosecco, Villa Sandi
Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande
Corbinello, Montegrande
Pinot Grigio, Bosco del Merlo
Merlot, Montegrande
Moretti Lager
Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer

The Masterpiece Kitchen

Dishes:

Charcuterie Palette with Artisan Cured Meats, Nueske’s Smoked Beef and Cheese
Smoked Salmon Tartare, Caviar, Crisp Lavash and Traditional Accompaniments
Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction (vegetarian)
Triple Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate Sauce and Gold Leaf from our Master Pastry Chef

Beverages:

Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Brut Champagne
Classic Sidecar with a Chocolate Twist
The Meeker Vineyard Winemakers’ Handprint Merlot, Sonoma County, CA
Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut
Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut Rosé
Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay

Mosaic Canteen


Dishes:

Hummus Trifle: Layered Hummus topped with Spiced Beef, Pine Nuts and Dry Cherries, served with Pita Chips
Mediterranean Flat Bread with Zaatar, Olive Oil Artichoke, Olives, Mozzarella and Feta Cheese
Chebbakia: Hand-twisted Strips of Fried Dough coated with Honey, Rosewater and Sesame Seeds

Beverages:

Embrace the Arak: Massaya Arak, Grapefruit Juice and Grenadine
Tarima Red, Alicante, Spain
Casa Beer

The Painter’s Palate

Dishes:

Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts: Whipped Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese with Fresh Herbs (vegetarian)
Chicken Salad with Shaved Fennel and Fresh Herbs
Spicy Tuna with Wasabi and Seaweed Salad
Gallery Bites: A Trio of Hors d’Oeuvres
Chilled Shrimp with Cucumber Cream Cheese on a Crostini
Traditional Deviled Egg with Candied BaconCrispy Truffled Risotto Ball with Stone-ground Mustard
Pop’t Art: Abstract Designed Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (vegetarian)
White Chocolate Figment Puzzle on an Artist Palette
White Chocolate Painting with Chocolate Easel

Beverages:

Pomegranate Mule featuring Van Gogh Vodka
North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner Style Beer, Fort Bragg, CA
M.I.A. Brewing Company Jazz IPA, Doral, FL
Central 28 Beer Company Miss Mary Brown Oatmeal Brown Ale, DeBary, FL
Popcorn Pairing Flight

The Painted Panda


Dishes:

Coconut Panda Rice Cake
Crispy Fried Shrimp in a Wonton Chip Lotus Flower
Crystal Mooncake with Fruit Filling, garnished with Toasted Coconut

Beverages:

M.S.G.: A cooler of Mango Wine, Strawberry Syrup and Ginger Ale
Fortune Cookie: ByeJoe Red, Amaretto, Coconut and Pineapple
Strawberry Bubble Tea (non-alcoholic)

Pop Eats!

Dishes:

Sous Vide Poulet Rouge Chicken Roulade with Apples and Sage served with Warm Brie Fondue, Blueberry and Beet Gel and garnished with Apple and Beet Chips
Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam
Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Chocolate (vegetarian)
Pop’t Art: Modern-design Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (vegetarian)

Beverages:

Cloudem Sparkling Wine
Cloudem Sparkling Wine in a Souvenir Glass
Popping Bubbles Cocktail

Takumi Table


Dishes:

Chirashi Sushi and Haupia Pearl: Salmon, Tuna and Yuzu Miso with Coconut Tapioca Pudding
Taiyaki: Stuffed Japanese Pastry with Sesame Cream and Raspberry Sauce

Beverages:

Calpico Yogurt Strawberry Swirl Sake
Masu Sake in a Personalized Wooden Cup
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In addition to the food studios, three special dishes will be offered during the festival at quick service locations:

Fife & Drum Tavern

Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Refreshment Port


Croissant Doughnut filled with Pastry Cream and topped with Colored Pearls

Refreshment Outpost

Chilled Shrimp, Quinoa, Layered Vegetables, Spiced Yogurt and Red Pepper Coulis

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Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company will also be offering 4 special beverages at its Epcot locations during the festival:

Canada Pavillion Kisok

Night Sky Latte--A delicious shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with Creamy Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, topped with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream

World Showplace Kiosk

Cinnamon Sensation--A shot of Italian Espresso mixed with RumChata and Cinnamon Whiskey, blended with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream

Future World East Kiosk

Painted Lady Latte--A shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with rich Baileys Espresso Créme Liqueur, topped with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream

The American Adventure Pavillion Kiosk

Dreamy Bourbon--A shot of Italian Espresso mixed with Bourbon Whiskey Cream Liqueur, blended with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream
Categories: Disney Blogs

2018 International Festival of the Arts Food Studio Menus

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-01-06 20:09
Walt Disney World has released the Menus for the 13 Food Studios at the 2018 International Festival of the Arts running January 12 – February 19:

----
The Artist’s Table

Dishes:

Roasted Pork Roulade with Butternut Squash Purée, Marble Potatoes and Baby Carrots with a Red Wine Sauce featuring Melissa’s Produce
Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (gluten free)
Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Beverages:

Callebaut Belgian Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk, Dark (non-alcoholic)
Callebaut Belgian Sipping Chocolate: Dark Chocolate with Chambord
Perla Santa Coffee-flavored WineBarrymore Rosé, Monterey County, CA
Carmel Road Drew’s Blend Pinot Noir, Monterey County, CA

Cuisine Classique

Dishes:

Red Wine Braised Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic
Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (gluten free)
Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie
Saint-Honore Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs

Beverages:

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Chico, CA
Bell’s Two Hearted American-style India Pale Ale Kalamazoo, MI
Duck Rabbit Milk Stout Farmville, NCBeer Braising Flight
Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva Art Series Logrono, Spain
Domaine Savary Chablis, Burgundy

Decadent Delights

Dishes:

White Chocolate and Purple Sweet Potato Mousse, Salted Caramel and Maple Meringue with Coconut
Crisp Caramel Chocolate Mousse Bar, Flavored Merengue Kisses and Passion Fruit Sauce
S’mores Tart: House-smoked Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse, Toasted Marshmallow Meringue, Graham Cracker Dust and Malted Milk Chocolate Sauce
Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Beverages:

Ferreira 10 Year Old Port
3 Daughters Strawberry Nitro, St. Petersburg, FL
Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter, Breckenridge, CO
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, England
Neapolitan Beer Flight
Coppo Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont

The Deconstructed Dish

Dishes:

Atypical BLT with Crispy Pork Belly, Tomato Jam and Soft Poached Egg
Irregular Reuben with Shredded Corned Beef, Thousand Island Dressing, Pickled Red Cabbage and a Rye Curl
Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped, New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries and Sugar Cookies with Micro-basil

Beverages:

Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Maple Bourbon Cream, a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon
Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Maple Syrup, a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon (non-alcoholic)
Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington
Pop-Artsicle: Red, White and Blue Frozen Slushy (non-alcoholic)

El Arista Hambriento

Dishes:

Mixiote de Cordero: Wrapped Slow Braised Lamb marinated in Tres Chiles Paste and Spices
Tacos de Puerco: Two Corn Tortillas with Slow-roasted Pork Shoulder marinated in Ancho Paste, served with Sweet Plantain Purée and garnished with Pea Tendrils
Atole de Fresa and Mexican Concha Bread: Warm Strawberry Drink served with Mexican Concha Bread

Beverages:

Frida Guava Margarita
Diego Passion Margarita on the rocks
Allende Craft Mexican Golden Ale

L’Art du Cuisine Francaise

Dishes:

Rillettes du Mans, Cornichons, Carré du Boulanger: House-made Pork Rillettes, Cornichons and House-made Bread
Saumon en Croute Façon Paul Bocuse: Salmon in a Puff Pastry Crust, Paul Bocuse-style, with Spinach and Beurre Blanc Sauce
Le Coucher de Soleil: Sunset Mango and Raspberry Cake

Beverages:

Frosé: Frozen Côtes de Provence Rosé Wine with Grey Goose Vodka and Peach Purée
L’Or par Edmond Thery: French Sparkling Chardonnay
Alsace, Pinot Blanc, Reserve 2015, Gustave Lorentz
Bordeaux, Château Tour de Granins, Grand Poujeaux, Moulis en Medoc 2015

L’Arte di Mangiare

Dishes:

Basil-scented Salmon Roulade, Purple Rice and Romesco Sauce
Tomato and Eggplant Terrine, Fior di Latte Mozzarella
Cream Fritters, Peach and Arugula Pesto and Amarena Cherries

Beverages:

Amaretto Bellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée and Prosecco
Vodka Rossini: Vodka, Strawberry Purée and Prosecco
Prosecco, Villa Sandi
Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande
Corbinello, Montegrande
Pinot Grigio, Bosco del Merlo
Merlot, Montegrande
Moretti Lager
Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer

The Masterpiece Kitchen

Dishes:

Charcuterie Palette with Artisan Cured Meats, Nueske’s Smoked Beef and Cheese
Smoked Salmon Tartare, Caviar, Crisp Lavash and Traditional Accompaniments
Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction (vegetarian)
Triple Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate Sauce and Gold Leaf from our Master Pastry Chef

Beverages:

Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Brut Champagne
Classic Sidecar with a Chocolate Twist
The Meeker Vineyard Winemakers’ Handprint Merlot, Sonoma County, CA
Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut
Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut Rosé
Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay

Mosaic Canteen


Dishes:

Hummus Trifle: Layered Hummus topped with Spiced Beef, Pine Nuts and Dry Cherries, served with Pita Chips
Mediterranean Flat Bread with Zaatar, Olive Oil Artichoke, Olives, Mozzarella and Feta Cheese
Chebbakia: Hand-twisted Strips of Fried Dough coated with Honey, Rosewater and Sesame Seeds

Beverages:

Embrace the Arak: Massaya Arak, Grapefruit Juice and Grenadine
Tarima Red, Alicante, Spain
Casa Beer

The Painter’s Palate

Dishes:

Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts: Whipped Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese with Fresh Herbs (vegetarian)
Chicken Salad with Shaved Fennel and Fresh Herbs
Spicy Tuna with Wasabi and Seaweed Salad
Gallery Bites: A Trio of Hors d’Oeuvres
Chilled Shrimp with Cucumber Cream Cheese on a Crostini
Traditional Deviled Egg with Candied BaconCrispy Truffled Risotto Ball with Stone-ground Mustard
Pop’t Art: Abstract Designed Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (vegetarian)
White Chocolate Figment Puzzle on an Artist Palette
White Chocolate Painting with Chocolate Easel

Beverages:

Pomegranate Mule featuring Van Gogh Vodka
North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner Style Beer, Fort Bragg, CA
M.I.A. Brewing Company Jazz IPA, Doral, FL
Central 28 Beer Company Miss Mary Brown Oatmeal Brown Ale, DeBary, FL
Popcorn Pairing Flight

The Painted Panda


Dishes:

Coconut Panda Rice Cake
Crispy Fried Shrimp in a Wonton Chip Lotus Flower
Crystal Mooncake with Fruit Filling, garnished with Toasted Coconut

Beverages:

M.S.G.: A cooler of Mango Wine, Strawberry Syrup and Ginger Ale
Fortune Cookie: ByeJoe Red, Amaretto, Coconut and Pineapple
Strawberry Bubble Tea (non-alcoholic)

Pop Eats!

Dishes:

Sous Vide Poulet Rouge Chicken Roulade with Apples and Sage served with Warm Brie Fondue, Blueberry and Beet Gel and garnished with Apple and Beet Chips
Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam
Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Chocolate (vegetarian)
Pop’t Art: Modern-design Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (vegetarian)

Beverages:

Cloudem Sparkling Wine
Cloudem Sparkling Wine in a Souvenir Glass
Popping Bubbles Cocktail

Takumi Table


Dishes:

Chirashi Sushi and Haupia Pearl: Salmon, Tuna and Yuzu Miso with Coconut Tapioca Pudding
Taiyaki: Stuffed Japanese Pastry with Sesame Cream and Raspberry Sauce

Beverages:

Calpico Yogurt Strawberry Swirl Sake
Masu Sake in a Personalized Wooden Cup
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In addition to the food studios, three special dishes will be offered during the festival at quick service locations:

Fife & Drum Tavern

Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Refreshment Port


Croissant Doughnut filled with Pastry Cream and topped with Colored Pearls

Refreshment Outpost

Chilled Shrimp, Quinoa, Layered Vegetables, Spiced Yogurt and Red Pepper Coulis

----

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company will also be offering 4 special beverages at its Epcot locations during the festival:

Canada Pavillion Kisok

Night Sky Latte--A delicious shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with Creamy Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, topped with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream

World Showplace Kiosk

Cinnamon Sensation--A shot of Italian Espresso mixed with RumChata and Cinnamon Whiskey, blended with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream

Future World East Kiosk

Painted Lady Latte--A shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with rich Baileys Espresso Créme Liqueur, topped with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream

The American Adventure Pavillion Kiosk

Dreamy Bourbon--A shot of Italian Espresso mixed with Bourbon Whiskey Cream Liqueur, blended with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream
Categories: Disney Blogs

Update to 1 Classic Attraction & Rare Refurb for Another at Disneyland

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-01-06 18:47
Disneyland has announced refurbishments for 2 classic attractions:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... Two original Disneyland park attractions will close temporarily beginning Jan. 8 to receive updates. For the first time, the horse-drawn streetcar track on Main Street, U.S.A., will be replaced in its entirety, temporarily pausing the operation of all Main Street, U.S.A. vehicles. Also, Dumbo the Flying Elephant will receive a new queue location for guest comfort and accessibility.

... While sections of the Main Street, U.S.A., track have been replaced before, this complete replacement will incorporate new brickwork that will enhance the look of the iconic thoroughfare. The pieces of original track that remain today will be salvaged and preserved, and the previously updated pieces of track will be recycled.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant also will close temporarily beginning Jan. 8 to move the location of its queue and erect a new shade structure. The attraction will also be up to its “ears” in fresh paint! Main Street, U.S.A., vehicles and Dumbo the Flying Elephant will reopen in late winter and early spring, respectively.
Categories: Disney Blogs

Update to 1 Classic Attraction & Rare Refurb for Another at Disneyland

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-01-06 18:47
Disneyland has announced refurbishments for 2 classic attractions:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... Two original Disneyland park attractions will close temporarily beginning Jan. 8 to receive updates. For the first time, the horse-drawn streetcar track on Main Street, U.S.A., will be replaced in its entirety, temporarily pausing the operation of all Main Street, U.S.A. vehicles. Also, Dumbo the Flying Elephant will receive a new queue location for guest comfort and accessibility.

... While sections of the Main Street, U.S.A., track have been replaced before, this complete replacement will incorporate new brickwork that will enhance the look of the iconic thoroughfare. The pieces of original track that remain today will be salvaged and preserved, and the previously updated pieces of track will be recycled.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant also will close temporarily beginning Jan. 8 to move the location of its queue and erect a new shade structure. The attraction will also be up to its “ears” in fresh paint! Main Street, U.S.A., vehicles and Dumbo the Flying Elephant will reopen in late winter and early spring, respectively.
Categories: Disney Blogs

Trip Insurance

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-01-06 00:55
Hi - I have a trip booked directly via the disney website. I called to add trip insurance and was told they are working on a new provider and would be able to add to my trip in February. My problem is my final payment is due January 30th. Has anyone else run into this issue? Any suggestions or solutions? Thanks in advance.
Categories: Disney Blogs

Trip Insurance

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-01-06 00:55
Hi - I have a trip booked directly via the disney website. I called to add trip insurance and was told they are working on a new provider and would be able to add to my trip in February. My problem is my final payment is due January 30th. Has anyone else run into this issue? Any suggestions or solutions? Thanks in advance.
Categories: Disney Blogs

Summer Discounts

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-01-05 23:40
In previous years, I've either done free dining or room discount, depending on which benefited me the most, but never for certain resorts.

Assuming the traditional discounts and/or free dining, what rooms are usually available at the Contemporary or Polynesian?

There will be 4 adults, and 2 kids (7 and 3), so we will probably be doing two rooms, although a large enough suite is a possibility depending on price.
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Summer Discounts

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-01-05 23:40
In previous years, I've either done free dining or room discount, depending on which benefited me the most, but never for certain resorts.

Assuming the traditional discounts and/or free dining, what rooms are usually available at the Contemporary or Polynesian?

There will be 4 adults, and 2 kids (7 and 3), so we will probably be doing two rooms, although a large enough suite is a possibility depending on price.
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The Disney Dining Show Podcast – 01/05/18

disunplugged.com - Fri, 2018-01-05 23:34
In this episode, the panel discusses five restaurants that Disney needs to leave alone and never touch their menu. Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #015 – 5 Restaurants Disney Needs to Leave Alone: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: BECOME A VIDEO CONTRIBUTOR! Click here for more information SUPPORT THE SHOW – Become [...]
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Maria & Enzo’s grand opening reveals Art Deco Italian dining paradise

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2018-01-05 22:31

This month Walt Disney World officially welcomes a new suite of Italian dining concepts from The Patina Restaurant Group to Disney Springs. Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante which is the main dining location had its grand opening ceremony yesterday and The Disney Blog was there. As you might expect for an...

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Some Photos From Early December Trip

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-01-05 22:15
A few captures from our first week of December Trip. These are best viewed full screen. Thanks for looking.

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