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August 17, 2018

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Merchandise Revealed

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party started August 17. It has a little bit of everything - treats, sweets, dance parties, parades, fireworks and special guests. If you're a shopper - then be sure to check out all the Not-So-Scary merchandise that's available!

This year the Party is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Disney's Hocus Pocus movie and there is plenty of merchandise to help mark this occasion.


Hocus Pocus T-Shirts and Spirit Jersey ©Disney

There are three new t-shirt designs that resemble the outfits the Sanderson Sisters wear in the movie. These are great if you're looking for a last-minute costume for the Party! If it is a chilly evening be sure to check out the Hocus Pocus Spirit Jersey.


Hocus Pocus Merchandise ©Disney

Fans of Hocus Pocus can also pick up a cauldron-shaped mug, light-up ornament, and a t-shirt designed with the Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular stage show featured on it. Annual Passholders can also add a Passholder exclusive tote-bag to their collection - or use it to collect all their candy as they trick-or-treat around the park.


Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Merchandise ©Disney

There are several t-shirt designs just for the Party. Annual Passholders can purchase a Passholder exclusive three-quarter sleeve raglan style t-shirt. There are two other designs available for all party guests. The orange ear hat ornament is a perfect reminder of your fun evening once at home.


Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Collectible Pins ©Disney

For all of you pin collectors and traders there are quite a few choices. The Orange Bird pin featured is a Passholder exclusive. All other pins are available for all party guests. The villain-inspired boxed pin set adds another level of mystery and fun to the evening. There are 12 pins total in the collection, which includes four limited edition chaser pins. Each mystery box contains two randomly selected pins from this collection.


Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party MagicBand ©Disney

Party merchandise also includes a retail MagicBand with an edition size of 4,000. The MagicBand comes in a glow-in-the-dark decorative box. The MagicBand itself also has glow-in-the-dark features! This MagicBand can be used as any other MagicBand - as your park ticket, FastPass+ redemption, Disney PhotoPass association and your Disney Resort room key.

You'll be able to find Party merchandise in the following locations:
Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A.
Big Top Souvenirs in the Storybook Circus area of New Fantasyland.
Frontier Trading Post in Frontierland will also offer the event pins.

What's on your shopping list? Let us know in the comments.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2019 on Sale August 23, 2018!

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown and Fashion Designer Ashley Eckstein Return to Judge the Mousequerade Costume Contest

D23 Gold Members Enjoy Additional Savings and Member-Only Benefits

Plus, D23 Expo 2019 Design Challenge Themed to Haunted Mansion

Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 23, for next year's D23 Expo, which will take place August 23-25, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including the best of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars across film, television, theme parks, products, online, music, live entertainment, and more. D23 Expo 2019 marks the sixth biennial Expo held in Anaheim.

The Expo will celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney with entertainment, celebrity appearances, panels, presentations, sneak previews, and immersive experiences. The immense show floor will feature exhibits, shopping, and photo opportunities from all across Disney and its partners.

D23 Expo

To give you a flavor of what you'll experience if you go to the Expo, here's a tour of the show floor from 2011:

A highlight of every D23 Expo is the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, which honors the talented men and women who have made unforgettable contributions to the Disney legacy. Here's a clip from the D23 Expo in 2013, where the actor John Goodman was honored:

Also returning to the Expo this year are the Walt Disney Archives, which will feature an all-new exhibit; Talent Central, where fans can meet their favorite Disney stars; and a daily parade on the show floor.

The Mousequerade costume contest is back with actress Yvette Nicole Brown and fashion designer Ashley Eckstein returning as judges for the popular event, which includes dozens of eye-popping creations from fans around the world.

D23 costumes

In addition, the D23 Expo 2019 Design Challenge will be themed to the popular Haunted Mansion, which first opened at Disneyland in 1969 and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. Fans are encouraged to create ghoulishly delightful designs, from paintings and drawings to sculptures and models, inspired by the beloved attraction and its 999 happy haunts. Twenty-three pieces of finalist artwork will be on display throughout the D23 Expo weekend at a gallery on the show floor. The winning artist will be chosen prior to the start of the D23 Expo and will receive a cash prize of $2,300. Details for Mousequerade and the Design Challenge will be revealed this fall.

D23 Expo 2019 will showcase all of the latest stars in the Disney universe. In 2017, celebrity appearances included Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Whoopi Goldberg, Jordan Fisher, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Hamill, Kristen Bell, Chris Hemsworth, Mandy Moore, and the stars of Disney’s Descendants.

Disney Descendants at D23 Expo

Additionally, Disney executives and creative talent came together to deliver special presentations, announcements, and experiences to Disney fans throughout the three-day extravaganza.

This year, discounted single-day and multi-day tickets for D23 Expo 2019 will be available exclusively to D23 Gold Members, and Gold Members who purchase their tickets from August 23-November 20, 2018 will enjoy an additional special “Early Bird” discount. D23 Gold Family Members can save as much as $288 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Gold Member “Early Bird” rate. General admission tickets are $89 for a one-day adult admission and $69 for children. Three-day money-saving tickets are also available. Discounted hotel and Disneyland Resort park tickets are available to all Expo ticket purchasers. For more information on tickets and the ticket prices for Gold Members and general admission, visit

D23 Expo

A limited number of VIP Sorcerer Packages for D23 Expo 2019 will be available exclusively to both D23 Gold and Gold Family Members at $2,500 per ticket. The Sorcerer Package includes a three-day admission ticket with a commemorative Sorcerer credential; reserved seating at presentations; a preview day with a tour of the show floor and advance shopping opportunities; a Haunted Mansion-themed welcome reception; a packed D23 Expo gift pack, including an exclusive bag provided by D23 Expo 2019 sponsor American Tourister, and more. Members can purchase up to two Sorcerer tickets. Additional details and a complete list of Sorcerer Package benefits are highlighted at

D23 Gold and Gold Family Members will also be entitled to special benefits throughout the weekend including exclusive discounts and offers at select Disney retail and partner locations; a commemorative gift; and limited priority queueing for Hall D23 and the Expo Arena. Look for announcements about these opportunities in the coming months. To join D23 and enjoy these benefits, visit

For the latest news and updates about D23 Expo 2019, visit

And if you're on the fence about whether to go to the D23 Expo, here's our D23 Expo Video Playlist covering past years, which will give you an idea of what you'll miss if you DON'T go!

August 16, 2018

"Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!" Dessert Party Returns to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios is planning a "Flurry of Fun" this holiday season. A focus of the festivities will be the "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!" nighttime fireworks and projection show.

Returning again this year is the "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!" Dessert Party. There will be an abundance of sweets at this dining experience.


The dessert party takes place in the courtyard of the Chinese Theatre. During the party tuck into holiday-themed snacks, decadent desserts, beer, wine, as well as specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. During the party a special VIP guest will be available for a meet and greet!

Before the "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!" show starts you'll be escorted to a reserved viewing area. The entertainment starts off with the projection show "Disney Movie Magic." This show takes you through best loved and favorite moments from Disney movies.


Following "Disney Movie Magic" get ready for the main show! "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!" is packed with holiday music, fireworks, special effects and state-of-the-art projections. Plus, it might just happen to snow in Florida!

Reservations are now open for the "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM" Dessert Party for bookings starting on November 6, 2018.

This festive dining experience will occur nightly November 6, 2018 -January 6, 2019. The event will start 1.5 hours prior to each night's showtime. Event times are subject to change without notice and vary throughout the season.

Nov 6-Dec 22; Jan 2-6:
Pricing is $79 per adult and $45 per child (ages 3-9) (tax and gratuity included)

Dec 23-Jan 1:
Pricing is $89 per adult and $49 per child (ages 3-9) (tax and gratuity included)

Reservations can be made online at the Walt Disney World Resort Website or by calling (407) WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

Treats for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the Magic Kingdom Unveiled

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off tomorrow evening (August 17) in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. And just in time, Disney has revealed its not-so-scariest treats to feast on this Halloween season!

Available Daily in the Magic Kingdom

Not-So-Poison Apple Cupcake
Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)
Available until October 31


This tempting treat is quite appropriately a spiced-apple cupcake with a pecan crunch/praline layer topped with buttercream frosting.

Halloween Cinnamon Roll

Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)
Available until October 31


The Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll is available year-round. What makes it special this time of year is the orange spider web topping (instead of traditional white topping) and of course a chocolate spider!

Minnie Witch Brownie
Casey's Corner
Available until October 31


This brownie, found at Casey's Corner, looks like it was flown in by Minnie Mouse on her broom just as depicted on the white chocolate disk topper.

Worms and Dirt
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Available daily starting October 1


Kids and kids at heart will love this classic treat with a Disney twist. This chocolate pudding comes topped with gluten-friendly cake crumbs, gummy worms and a chocolate gravestone direct from the Haunted Mansion queue. This treat is available exclusively on Halloween Party nights, until it becomes available daily starting October 1.

Zero Waffle Sundae
Sleepy Hollow
Available daily starting October 1


Jack Skellington's dog Zero makes an appearance on this pumpkin waffle sundae. The waffles are topped with vanilla ice cream, sprinkles, caramel drizzle. This treat is available exclusively on Halloween Party nights, until it becomes available daily starting October 1.

Maleficent Dessert
Storybook Treats
Available until October 31


A picture-perfect cone! This black waffle is filled with lime soft-serve and then decorated with purple sugar and chocolate horns to look just like the Sleeping Beauty villain.

Candy Corn Ice Cream
Candy Corn Milkshake

Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies
Available until October 31


If you're a candy corn fan be sure to visit Tomorrowland for your choice of a candy corn soft-serve cone, sundae or milkshake. The shake is new this year -- it's topped with cotton candy and comes with a Mickey-shaped marshmallow.


Various Popcorn Carts Throughout the Park


Disney released a sneak peek of the popcorn buckets earlier. As a reminder, you can find this at various popcorn stands around the park during the Halloween season.

Exclusively Available During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Worms and Dirt
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe


Zero Waffle Sundae
Sleepy Hollow

Both of these treats are described above and are available exclusively on Halloween Party nights, until they become available daily starting October 1.

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)


A chocolate Mickey tops this gluten-friendly dessert. The pumpkin cheesecake sits on a pecan cake crust and glazed with caramel.

Hades Nachos
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe


If you're looking for a savory treat try the Hades Nachos. Black bean nacho chips are topped with buffalo chicken (described as fiery) and your choice of toppings from the topping bar.

Apple Cider
Warm Caramel-Stuffed Pretzel
Cinnamon Donuts

Cider House (Golden Oak Outpost)


The Cider House (Golden Oak Outpost in its Halloween disguise) is offering apple cider that you can pair with a warm caramel-stuffed pretzel or cinnamon donuts.

Jack Skellington Cake Push Pop
Sleepy Hollow


The popular Jack Skellington Cake Push Pop returns to Sleepy Hollow this year! This layered push-pop style cake is made up of layers of chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, white and dark chocolate crispy pearls, dark chocolate curls, and of course, a white chocolate Jack Skellington.

Madame Leota Dessert
Liberty Square Market


New this year is a Madame Leota Dessert in the perfect crystal ball shape. Madame Leota has created a vanilla tart, then filled it with toasted marshmallow pastry crème - all topped with crispy pearls, chocolate, and a hard candy garnish.

Hitchhiking Ghost Dessert
Aloha Isle


Be sure to pick up the Hitchhiking Ghost dessert made up to look like a Doom Buggy! The Doom Buggy is a cream puff filled with cookies and cream mousse topped with a chocolate piece depicting the well-known ghosts from Haunted Mansion.

Oogie Boogie Meringue
Gaston's Tavern


A pomegranate-cherry gelée is the base of this gluten-friendly dessert. The gelée is topped with a glow-in-the-dark meringue and gummy worms to look just like Oogie Boogie.

Muenster Smash Burger
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café


Stop by Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe if you are looking for a special sandwich. This Muenster Smash Burger is a monster - a burger served on a black bun with Muenster cheese, tots, and Sriracha aïoli.

Which treat are you most looking forward to enjoying? Let us know in the comments!

Disneyland Resort Puts Downtown Disney Hotel Construction On Hold

New Downtown Disney Hotel

According to news stories in the LA Times and the Orange County Register, Disneyland has put on hold its plans to build a new four-star resort hotel in the Downtown Disney area. The 700-room hotel was originally scheduled to open in 2021, though the start of construction has already been delayed from its estimated July 1, 2018, date.

Reportedly at issue is the 20-year 70 percent tax break on the city of Anaheim's transient occupancy tax. The tax break was originally approved in 2015 by the city to encourage the development of more luxury hotels in Anaheim. The Disneyland Resort project was approved by the City Council in 2016. Since then the Disneyland Resort has moved the location of the hotel about 1,000 feet, which, according to the city, negates the tax break.

A letter from David Ontko, chief counsel for Disneyland Resort, to Anaheim City Attorney Robert Fabela stated: "You have given us no other choice than to put construction of the hotel on indefinite hold as the resort reevaluates the economic viability of future hotel development in Anaheim."

Special 'Magic of Fall' Rates August 20-October 31 at Seven Disney Springs Hotels!

Special room rates provide a great way to experience the new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and enjoy the Extra Magic Hours and 60-Day FastPass+ Benefits at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks

The seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are offering special "Magic of Fall" room rates for stays from August 20-October 31, 2018.


In addition to their special Magic of Fall rates, guests staying at these hotels also enjoy many of the same benefits as guests staying at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, including:

-- Extra Magic Hours, which allows guests to experience extra time in at least one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks each day, either before it officially opens or after it officially closes. This means you have the opportunity to enjoy select attractions like the new offerings at Toy Story Land and the popular attractions at the other three theme parks, such as Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Guests can view the Extra Magic Hours calendar at or request the printed Times Guide, available in each hotel's lobby.

-- the ability to book FastPass+ up to 60 days prior to arrival (available throughout 2018)

-- the ability to purchase Walt Disney World theme park tickets at the hotels' website, at their Guest Service Desk or the Disney Merchandise store located in the hotel

-- advance tee times and discounts at all Walt Disney World Resort golf courses

-- the ability to book advance dining and dinner show reservations for all restaurants across the Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Springs

The Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are a short walk to Disney Springs, Disney's shopping, dining and entertainment complex that offers more than 150 retail, dining and entertainment establishments, including a collection of restaurants by award-winning chefs.

In addition, the hotels also provide shuttle transportation approximately every 30 minutes to all four Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks, two Disney Water Parks, and at night to the Disney Springs area.

As a bonus, guests at these hotels also receive the 2018 Disney Springs Passport, a booklet that features discounts and specials from Disney Springs merchants on entertainment, shopping and dining. Among the coupons featured in the booklet are discounts and special offers at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar, T-REX Café, Rainforest Café at Disney Springs Marketplace, The Polite Pig and STK Orlando.

The special Magic of Fall room rates for stays August 20-October 31, 2018 are:


-- B Resort & Spa -- rates from $105 per room, per night

This lifestyle resort opened in June 2014 with 394 newly renovated guest rooms, the full-service B Indulged AVEDA Spa, and features American Kitchen Bar & Grill.

-- Best Western Lake Buena Vista *– rates from $99 per room, per night

This resort has views of the Walt Disney World Resort and offers two restaurants, a lounge and heated outdoor pools.

-- DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando -- rates from $101 per suite, per night

This resort hotel features 229 one- and two-bedroom suites, and is the only all-suite resort hotel in the Disney Springs Resort Area.


-- Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace – rates from $110 per room, per night

Just steps from Disney Springs, this hotel features two outdoor pools, beach-entry Float Lagoon, kids’ splash pad, four new restaurants and lounges, and a Disney Character breakfast.

-- Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – rates from $101 per room, per night

Connected to Disney Springs via a Pedestrian Skybridge, this resort features two heated pools with Jacuzzi, seven dining options (including Benihana), exclusive Disney perks, a Disney Character Breakfast and more.


-- Holiday Inn Orlando – rates from $103 per room, per night

Located steps away from Disney Springs, this hotel offers a "kids eat free" policy and complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and public areas.

-- Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista – rates from $79 per room, per night

This hotel features a Disney Character Breakfast three days a week, 394 guest rooms, six dining options, and the Oasis Aquatic Pool Playground with interactive water features.

The room rates are available for stays August 20-October 31, 2018, based on availability. Some blackout dates may apply, and availability may be limited. The rates do not include the Resort Services Fee or daily parking fee (if applicable), taxes or gratuities. The offer is not valid with any other special offers, promotions, existing reservations, or for groups.

For information on the special hotel rates, or to make a reservation, visit

August 15, 2018

Update: New Details on Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Dining Locations

Disney World's Caribbean Beach Resort has been undergoing renovation to common areas and restaurants in the Old Port Royale area. Today Disney announced some news on two of the dining locations at this resort.

In a few months Shutters table-service restaurant will reopen as the all-new Sebastian's Bistro. Fans of The Little Mermaid will remember Sebastian from the movie.

Sebastian's Bistro will open in the former Shutters at Caribbean Beach Resort ©Disney

Sebastian's Bistro will be on the Old Port Royale waterfront offering beautiful views along with island hospitality. The menu will blend Latin and Caribbean flavors together with market-fresh ingredients.

Sebastian's Bistro will open in the former Shutters at Caribbean Beach Resort ©Disney

This is being positioned as a casual, family-friendly restaurant. With decor featuring island-inspired colors and materials that will make you feel like you're in the islands, the level of detail is amazing. You'll find coral patterns, kelp filigree, fishing lure-inspired art, and nautical designs. If you look closely at the concept art there's even an abstract of Sebastian himself!

Centertown Market will open at Caribbean Beach Resort ©Disney

Centertown Market, the resort's quick-service location, is getting a face-lift as well as a new logo. It was previously announced that it would be expanded to create an indoor street market feeling.

Centertown Market will open at Caribbean Beach Resort ©Disney

You'll now enter under a large palapa-like structure accented with glowing, colored light pendants made from glass bottles. The market itself will feature open shutters, wooden light posts, awnings, ornamentation and unique seating areas. You will also have access to the Grab n’ Go market for specialty coffee and quick bites.

Keep your eyes on for opening dates and menu options - we'll bring them to you as soon as they are announced!

Which location are you looking forward to trying out first? Let us know in the comments.

Attn: Tables in Wonderland Members! Contemporary Resort Offering Chef's Table Experience!

UPDATED 8/15/18:

Due to popular demand, two dates have been added! The previously dates are SOLD OUT!

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7 p.m.

This fall, Disney's Contemporary Resort Convention Center is presenting a number of special Chef's Table dining experiences exclusively for Tables in Wonderland members.


These evenings with the Contemporary Catering chefs and service staff will be held at the exclusive Chef's Table located backstage at Disney's Contemporary Resort Convention Center.

The evenings begin with check-in in the East Rotunda on the first floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be a reception and champagne toast in the Catering Kitchen, then you'll progress through a secret entrance to the Chef's Table.


Attendees will enjoy six courses, all presented and finished on-stage and accompanied by an outstanding wine selection, with lots of interaction with the Contemporary's sommelier and chefs.

These special events will be held on the following Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.:

-- October 11, 2018
-- November 1, 2018
-- December 13, 2018

Because this is such a special "signature dining" experience, you're asked to adhere to the following dress code:

-- For men: Khakis, slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts are suggested. Jeans may be worn if in good condition. Sport coats are optional.
-- For women: Capri pants, skirts, dresses or dress shorts are suggested. Jeans may be worn if in good condition.

Tank tops, flip-flops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics are NOT permitted.

Price for the Chef's Table experience is $259 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Discounts do not apply to this special event. You can make a reservation for a party of up to 10 guests, including yourself. Your valid Tables in Wonderland Member Card must be presented upon arrival. Note that the event is designed for those 18 years of age and older, and that you must be at least 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. A valid form of government ID will be required to verify your age.

To make reservations, call (407) WDW-7762. Be sure to inform the cast member of any dietary restrictions you may have when booking. Space is limited. Remember, there is a 24-hour cancellation policy.

Read more about Tables in Wonderland HERE.

Preview Time: What Else Is New at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival?

The Epcot International Wine and Food Festival is always a highly anticipated event -- and this year is no different. Over the weekend we learned about some brand new food, merchandise, events and programs that are being added this year!
Check out the new merchandise here.
Check out some of the new Global Marketplace food and beverages here.

Here's what else is new at this year's festival:

New Events and Programs

Candy Sushi

sunshine seasons

This new family-friendly event will have a Disney Chef teaching guests how to create their own Candy Sushi creations! Skittles is bringing this experience to you through a partnership with Adventures by Disney.


Daily at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion
Epcot admission required.


Space is limited for this event, be sure to sign up in advance.
Registration opens August 16 at
Registration requires a credit card guarantee (similar to an advanced dining reservation there will be a no-show charge).

Eat to the Beat Counter-Service Dining Packages

The Eat to the Beat Dining Packages are returning as usual this year at several table service locations. NEW this year is a counter-service option.

On the day of the event a limited amount of day-of, first-come, first-serve Eat to the Beat Counter Service Dining Packages will become available at Liberty Inn in the America Pavilion at 11:30 am.

Liberty Inn


Day-of, first-come, first-serve Eat to the Beat Counter Service Dining Packages will become available at 11:30 am.

Counter Service Dining Packages will become available at Liberty Inn in the America Pavilion

$29.99, plus tax. The meal includes a non-alcholic beverage, entree and dessert. Plus, reserved seaing at that evening’s Eat to the Beat Concert.

If the counter service package is something you are interested in do not hesitate in getting to Liberty Inn at 11:30. The amount of seats available will vary each day as it is dependent on the amount of reserved seating not sold for the regular, table service dining packages.

Eat to the Beat Table Service Dining Packages can be booked in advance. For information on that click here.

Party for the Senses

femmes of rock

The group Femmes of Rock have been confirmed as the performers for all five Party for the Senses.

Festival Center Stage Presented by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company®

Coffee lovers will love this addition. You will be able to purchase select coffees from Joffrey’s Specialty Disney Coffee Collection, including Disney French Bistro, Disney Peru Alto Mayo and Disney Mickey’s 90th Anniversary Blend as you “Discover the incredible voyage coffee undergoes in order to arrive in your morning mug.”

joffrey's coffee

Junior Chef Kitchen presented by Krusteaz®

Whether your kids are aspiring chefs or not, everyone can enjoy making, decorating, and eating their own pancake creation. Participating kids will receive their very own chef hat, apron, and certificate of completion.


Festival Center Spotlight Stage

11 a.m. on these dates:
September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
October 7, 14, 21 and 28
November 4, 11

Epcot admission required.

Children wishing to participate in the complimentary Junior Chef Kitchen must register at the Festival Center the day before or the morning of the experience. Guests must be between 4 and 10 years of age to participate. Availability is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Disney Du Jour Dance Party (Character Dance Party)

Burn off some of those Global Marketplace calories as you dance with your kids and a rotation of Disney Characters. Some of the characters that will be dancing along are Remy and Emile from Ratatouille.

Friday and Saturday Evenings


There will be a new playground area for kids that has been designed especially for them and the Festival. Look for it in the Test Track area. There will also be a new family-friendly marketplace in this area – Taste Track with croissant donuts and a pancake milkshake.

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide ‘n’ Squeak Scavenger Hunt

This favorite returns, but with a new prize this year. The hunt starts with purchasing a map and stickers at select Festival Center merchandise locations. When you've completed the map, take it to a designation location for a special prize. This year’s prize is one of four fun cups! There are four cups to choose from, decorated with either Mickey, Minnie, Figment or Remy.


In the past, maps have been available at:
– Pin Central
– Festival Center
– Disney Traders in World Showcase
– International Gateway in World Showcase

Keep your eyes on our 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page for more updates as the Festival approaches.

August 14, 2018

Tangaroa Terrace Closing for Refurbishment

Tangaroa Terrace at Disneyland Hotel

The Tangaroa Terrace restaurant at the Disneyland Hotel will be closed for refurbishment beginning September 4, 2018 and is expected to reopen mid-January 2019. Select menu offerings will be available at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar and The Coffee House during this time.

According to permits filed by Disney, the project involves the development of a tiki bar. The permits also note that 280 square feet of the existing restaurant will be converted to a new service bar. A canvas canopy will also be added, along with new glazing and tile. The project also calls for installation of hanging lights above the outdoor seating area next to Trader Sam's.

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