Posts Tagged With: DIsney Springs

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – New “Discover Bourbon” Experience Comes To Disney Springs – Now Through June 17th!

Bourbon Lovers, Rejoice! Disney World has created an event JUST for you – a take on the “Drink Around The World” concept that people love over at Epcot. Restaurants at WDW’s Disney Springs are taking part in this with new and creative food and drink pairings starring – you guessed it, BOURBON!

Disney has this to say about the event, which runs May 1-June 17th: “Kick-start your spring by discovering an all-new bourbon-inspired experience at Disney Springs, where guests ages 21 and older can partake in unique beverages and food pairings. Meander through the many shops and restaurants throughout the area and find your favorites!

Each of these drinks has been carefully paired with a delicious dish, and there’s even a map that shows where to find all of them! Whether you’re a bourbon aficionado, or just enjoy sipping and savoring new drinks, this experience is perfect for an afternoon stroll or a night out with friends.”

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Check out more info about the event and the pairings available at each participating restaurant here. Just reading about the food and drinks and seeing the pictures is enough to make me want to change my September trip to RIGHT NOW so I can check out the “Bourbon Trail”

TGIF – and Cheers!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – 18 Reasons To Visit Walt Disney World In 2018

As a Disney LOVER – I don’t need any excuse/reason to visit Walt Disney World – I would go anytime, anyplace, no questions asked. BUT – in case you need some convincing – check out some of these Top Reasons To Visit Walt Disney World in 2018:

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THE OPENING OF TOY STORY LAND! This is one I am personally pretty pumped about – as my family and I are headed there in September, and my son is a BIG Toy Story fan – he loves his Buzz and Woody, and he will go nuts at seeing them life size at Hollywood Studios!

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Star Wars Fans will be glad to hear that there will be TONS of new stuff themed after the franchise coming to the Parks in 2018: props from The Last Jedi will be on display at the Star Wars Launch Bay in Hollywood Studios, an immersive virtual reality experience at Disney Springs, and two new destinations have been added to the Star Tours Ride, too!

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NEW FOOD – Disney Springs is opening EIGHT new dining locations in 2018 – to include The Edison – a restaurant/bar/lounge created from an old power plant with dazzling “Edison-Era” décor throughout –with a larger than life clock tower greeting you at the entrance

There is SO MUCH to look forward to when you’re planning a Disney World vacation – all the great things you will get to experience, see, eat, do – but in case you needed even more convincing – here’s the full list of the top 18 reasons to head there this year (courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog!)

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – A New Place To Get Even More Great Disney Pics!

Disney just recently opened a new PhotoPass Studio in Disney Springs – giving families more opportunity to capture even more great photo memories of their WDW Trip! Check it out:

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You can get some great traditional posed family photos, or you can jazz it up – they have a variety of backgrounds and special effects to choose from, and they even have props available too!

As someone who LOVES photos (and considers them by far the best souvenir of all), I would DEFINITELY take advantage of this new studio style setting to snap some family shots. How about you – will you be making the trip over to the new PhotoPass Studio on your next WDW Trip?

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Sweet Treats Await You At Disney Springs!

Disney World has been undergoing a TON of changes lately, and one of the bigger ones is the transition of the former Downtown Disney Area to the new Disney Springs – where you will now find even MORE entertainment, shopping, and dining options than ever before! One thing you will find PLENTY of in Disney Springs is desserts – check out these decadent ways to get your sugar rush on:

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There are few things more satisfying on a hot Orlando day than a freshly scooped cone of shaved ice, and the Florida Snow Company Stand serves up just that – in a variety of sweet flavors to mix and match into your perfectly sweet, refreshing treat!

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A stop at the Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop is a MUST on any trip to Disney Springs – and even if you didn’t plan on going there, the smell of chocolate and freshly baked waffle cones is bound to lure you right in! Personally I always go for the Gold Rush Sundae – with hot fudge and peanut butter sauces made in house, but they have a ton of different options to pick from, and you can also pick up some packaged candy to take home with you too

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One of the newest additions to the Disney Springs Dessert lineup is Sprinkles Cupcakes – The freshly baked gourmet cupcakes that are insanely popular on the west coast have made their way to Orlando!

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And should you happen to be visiting outside of their normal hours, you can grab a late night cupcake from their Cupcake ATM – that’s right – a machine that distributes cupcakes!

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And to round out our Disney Springs Dessert Tour – a stop at Vivoli il Gelato, where you can savor hand crafted Gelati, Sorbetti, espresso drinks and much more. Doesn’t get much more authentically Italian than this!

Now if you will excuse me, I need to go get something to satisfy MY sweet tooth – as I am now SUPER hungry and drooling from thinking about all these amazing treats – TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Top WDW Ice Cream Treats

June has arrived! And Even though the calendar says it’s not officially summer yet, I personally have always thought of June as summertime – which around here in Upstate NY means climbing temperatures, and humidity too! It’s been in the 80’s all this week, and it’s a nice departure from the lackluster Spring we have been having. One of my favorite ways to celebrate the arrival of summer is with ICE CREAM – it’s the perfect way to cool off on a hot day!

Speaking of hot days….the start of June also means the start of the heat at Walt Disney World – and those of you who head to Disney in the summer months can expect not only high temperatures, but also humidity that is so thick you feel like you’re wearing it like a winter coat! Ice cream is vitally important on those hot summer days at the Disney Parks, and here are a few of my personal favorites:

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If you’re super into ice cream (which, let’s face it, who isn’t?), you can try and tackle the “Kitchen Sink” served at Beaches and Cream – it features vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee and mint chocolate chip ice creams smothered in ALL THE TOPPINGS – and while it technically serves 4, I have heard rumors of people finishing it off on their own!

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If you’re not sure you can handle the full size sink, then this Mickey’s Kitchen Sink might be a better pick for you – and it comes in a super adorable souvenir “sink” that you can take home with you!

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The smell of the Ghiradelli ice cream parlor in Disney Springs hits you long before you reach its entrance – and even if there’s a long line (which there often is) – it’s WELL worth the wait! I personally love the Gold Rush Sundae – ice cream smothered in amazing house made hot fudge and peanut butter – but there are plenty of other delicious options to choose from here

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Ok well this one isn’t technically “ice cream” – but the citrus-y taste of a dole whip or float is the perfect way to cool off on a hot day

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And of course there’s the classic Mickey Bar – vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate, in the shape of everyone’s favorite Mouse – it’s an iconic treat that’s a must have for me every time I’m at Disney!

Ice Cream (like most everything else) tastes better at Disney World, and there are plenty of places to find this cool treat all over WDW – whether it’s in a cone, on a stick, in a cup, or in a sink – there’s plenty of ice cream options to help satisfy your sweet tooth AND keep you cool while you tour the WDW Theme Parks

TGIF – and happy (almost) Summer!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – “Disney Springs” Is Open For Business!

It’s been a few years now since Disney announced they would be transforming Downtown Disney into “Disney Springs” – with plans for a complete overhaul, and the addition of lots of new shopping and dining options, too!

 

Well, piece by piece, it’s all finally coming together – and the results? See for yourself – as the “Town Center” section of the Springs opened just a few weeks ago:

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Pretty awesome, right? There are some seriously nice new stores in here – for a list of the new retailers click here, and you can also check out the official Disney Springs website here. I hope to get the chance to check it out soon – and to give my credit card a workout while I’m at it, too!

TGIF – and happy shopping!

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