The Walt Disney World Resort is one of the most magical places to enjoy with Holiday season with a multitude of great Christmas and Holiday displays and themed attraction. Today we look at the Top 6 that you definitely do not want to miss during your vacation to Disney World.
Disney World Top 6 Holiday Themed AttractionsWith all of the decorating and changes that appear during the Christmas Holiday season it is hard to narrow our list down to just 6. We did narrow our list to include only attractions or events that you can see without special "extra" tickets or premium purchases. All of these can be seen and/or experienced with the regular park admission tickets.
A new Disney World tradition is to add a Holiday flair to one of the original attractions at the Magic Kingdom that dates to opening day in 1971. This gives you a chance to see a classic attraction with a new twist and ever hear some new Holiday infused jokes to add to all of your favorites.
Jungle Jingle Cruise
5. Giant Gingerbread House At Grand FloridianThe decorations across all of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels are amazing, but at the top of your list should be to visit the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to see the giant Gingerbread house that they build each year!
4. Holidays Around The World at EpcotHow much do you know about how they celebrate the Holidays in different parts of the world? At Epcot's World Showcase you can experience the Holiday season from 11 different countries and learn how about their traditions during this season.
3. Candlelight ProcessionalThere is something truly magical that happens each evening in Epcot at the America Gardens Theatre as a 50 piece orchestra joins a mass choir and a celebrity narrator to retell the Christmas story. If you celebrate Christmas this is an amazing presentation that you will not want to miss.
2. A Frozen Holiday WishWhat better way to show off the spectacular transformation of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom into a glimmering Frozen masterpiece than having this transformation happen each evening with Queen Elsa and her sister Princess Anna direct the transformation!
1. Osborne Family Spectacle Of Dancing LightsSpectacular is certainly the word that comes to mind while experiencing the millions of lights, music, and "snow" that makes up the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This one of a kind Holiday lighting display cannot be fully appreciated through pictures or video, you really need to walk through it to get the full sensory overloading effect!
Two great Star Wars Character Dining Experiences that debuted in 2014 will be returning to the delight of fans to the Walt Disney World Resort. Starting on May 4th and running every day through June 15th both the Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast! at Sci-Fi & Jedi Mickey's STAR WARS Dine at Hollywood & Vine will be available to guest at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast! At Sci-FiThe Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios will once again play host to this special Star Wars Character Dining Experience! Guests will get a chance to meet Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Stormtroopers, Greedo, and Jawas during this special breakfast with Star Wars influenced menu items.
Here are the key details:DATES: May 4 - June 15, 2015 (Every day, not just during Star Wars Weekends!)
TIMES: 8:00AM - 11:00AM
COSTS: $49.99/Adult, $31.99/Child (includes taxes, but not gratuity)
During the inaugural year of this breakfast, Only WDWorld had a chance to experience it first hand and we have to admit it was a lot of fun. The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater is not normally open for breakfast, so that made this a special treat in addition to all of the Star Wars theming. The characters make their way to each "car" to visit with the guests and pose for pictures. The film clips are replaced with Star Wars themed clips that include some rarely seen material from the 70's and 80's.
See more pictures and our Review from 2014:
Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast Review
Jedi Mickey's STAR WARS Dine at Hollywood & VineStar Wars and Disney comes together as your favorite Disney Characters portray their favorite Star Wars characters for this fun Character Dinner. Mickey Mouse is now a Jedi, Minnie Mouse is portraying Princess Leia, Donald Duck is a Stormtrooper, Chip n Dale have become Ewoks, and Goofy has gone to the dark side becoming Darth Goofy! Add the characters to a great buffet filled with Star Wars inspired foods and desserts and you have a special dining experience that you will not want to miss.
Here are the key details:DATES: May 4 - June 15, 2015 (Every day, not just during Star Wars Weekends!)
TIMES: 4:15 PM - 8:00 PM
COSTS: $57.99/Adult, $34.99/Child (includes taxes, but not gratuity)
See more pictures and our Review from 2014:
Jedi Mickey's STAR WARS Dine Review
Disney Dining TipMake sure you make reservations early for these great Star Wars Character Dining meals! They will fill up and they will turn away those without reservations. Your best chance for reservations are to pick days that are not hosting Star Wars Weekends (Monday-Thursday).
Good Luck and May The Force Be With You!
For 5 special weekends during May and June 2015, Star Wars Weekends returns to Disney's Hollywood Studios! This is the time that Star Wars characters, celebrities from the movies, and special Star Wars events and activities come to the Walt Disney World Resort in one of the most anticipated Special Events of the year!
Star Wars Weekends 2015These are the dates that Disney's Hollywood Studios will become the home of the Star Wars universe for a few days each year:
- Weekend 1: May 15-17
- Weekend 2: May 22-24
- Weekend 3: May 29-31
- Weekend 4: June 5-7
- Weekend 5: June 12-14
Start making your plans now to be at Disney World during one or more of these weekends that are fun for the casual and hard core Star Wars fans alike.
Stay tuned to OnlyWDWorld.com for updates as specific celebrities and events are announced for this year's events.
Dining atop Disney's Contemporary Resort at the California Grill is an amazing experience for far more reasons than just the spectacular view of the Magic Kingdom at night. This is truly one of the Walt Disney World Resort's Signature Dining Restaurants.
California Grill: The ExperienceFrom the moment you are seated at this rooftop restaurant you get the sense that you are dining somewhere special. I have to admit that with all of the rave reviews of this restaurant that I had heard prior to my visit, I was actually skeptical if it could really be that good.
Location. Location. Location. Being on the rooftop of one of the first Resorts at the Walt Disney World Resort has its privileges. The views are amazing and the restaurant certainly catches your attention. The setting is family friendly, but also is fine for that special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, or honeymoon night to celebrate.
California Grill: The ReviewBeing a skeptic, I came into this initial encounter with the California Grill believing that there was no way that this restaurant could live up to its hype. The menu itself seemed "too simple" to validate the high prices. It was going to be a tough sell to convince me that this restaurant was worthy of the prices it charged and would provide a "Signature Dining" experience.
The first difference we noticed was our server. He was pleasant, but has was also incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and most importantly, the extensive wine selection that the California Grill is known for. There is an amazing wine list, but it is overwhelming for most guest to navigate themselves.
Our waiter listened to what we kind of wines we liked and helped us decide upon a Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel that we really enjoyed.
|California Grill Heirloom Tomato Flatbread|
The appetizer list is daunting to say the least. Our waiter guided us with recommendations leading to the Heirloom Tomato Flatbread. The menu description was simple and straight-forward, the presentation was nice, but not over-the-top, What cannot be stressed enough is how incredible this unassuming appetizer tasted! U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E!!! The flavors that we enjoyed were amazing. What sounded overly simple had incredibly complex flavors that really worked well together. What I perceived initially as a boring choice for an appetizer produced mind-blowing results.
The other sharable appetizer that we tried was the Dragon Roll from their acclaimed Sushi menu. The Dragon Roll is made up of Spicy and Tataki Tuna, Shrimp Tempura, Avocado, Dragon Sauce, Hijiki-Shirataki Salad. This was another amazing dish of incredible flavors to enjoy It is hard to stress how the flavors enjoyed in this dish differ from a typical dining experience, but typical it was certainly not. This was another incredible dish that exceeded expectations.
It is almost hard to proceed onto entrees after the great appetizer and sushi offerings that can be found at the California Grill. We both tried the Oak Fired Filet of Beef with Heirloom Tomato Risotto, Baby Vine Tomatoes, Tiny Basil, Tomato Butter. Again this is another winning selection at the California Grill. Tender beef, cooked perfectly that was well presented. It is hard to compare this to the appetizers, but it did not disappoint and was thoroughly enjoyed
Like many people that visit the California Grill we had a special occasion to celebrate. This led to a complementary dessert with a placard in chocolate from the California Grill. This Vanilla Crème Brûlée did not disappoint and capped off a wonderful dining experience.
The only thing that could "plus" this experience even more was timing the dinner to conclude with the Wishes fireworks at the Magic Kingdom. There may be no better place to view these fireworks other than on Main Street USA facing Cinderella Castle.
Whether you are dining with your family or your significant other the views from the California Grill and the outdoor viewing platform of the Magic Kingdom are an amzing way to finish your day at the Walt Disney Word Resort.
California Grill Review SummaryI have to admit that I was thoroughly impressed by the California Grill. I came into this dining experience expecting to enjoy it, but feel I paid Disney prices for a "good meal Instead I came away with one of the best dining experiences of my life.
Of course, I cannot (and most people including Disney Cast Members I talked to cannot) afford this experience on a regular basis , I came away feeling that I had a great, memorable dining experience
At the end of the day, isn't that what we are all looking for?
The California Grill lives up to the hype! If you are looking for an incredible Disney Dining Experience, this is the place!
Mylan Signs Strategic Alliance Agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to Enhance Access to EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors
In a recently announced Press Release (shown below) Walt Disney Parks and Mylan have signed a long term agreement to provide access to EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors in the Disney World Theme Parks and include the locations on the Park Guide Maps like the example shown above for Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Mylan Signs Strategic Alliance Agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to Enhance Access to EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors
EpiPen® Auto-Injector Locations Designated on Updated Guide Maps and Signage
New Multi-year Alliance to Increase Anaphylaxis Awareness through Multiple Educational Initiatives
PITTSBURGH – Nov. 7, 2014 – Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced it has signed a multi-year strategic alliance agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to help increase awareness of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening (severe) allergic reaction. The agreement includes updated maps in Disney’s domestic theme parks and on its cruise ships as well as updated signage in the parks that highlight locations with EpiPen® (epinephrine) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors. Over time, the companies also will introduce a variety of educational resources designed to increase awareness of and preparedness for severe allergic reactions.
EpiPen® locations will roll out at Disney parks and on cruise ships beginning in late 2014. In addition to emergency medical services (EMS), nurses trained to administer EpiPen Auto-Injectors are available during First Aid station operating hours to assist guests experiencing a severe allergic reaction. To help guests identify EpiPen locations, Disney’s guide maps will now include an EpiPen Auto-Injector symbol and new signage at First Aid stations.
“Mylan’s mission is to provide the world’s 7 billion people access to high quality medicine and set new standards in health care. In support of this mission, we are committed to enhancing access to EpiPen Auto-Injectors and to increasing awareness of anaphylaxis. Like life, severe allergic reactions are unpredictable, so people need to be prepared,” said Mylan CEO Heather Bresch. “We are very proud to be working with Disney, which already has a strong reputation for meeting the needs of people managing severe allergies, and believe we can further raise awareness of anaphylaxis through this collaboration and our joint commitment to education.”
Anaphylaxis is unpredictable, and can progress quickly and without warning. Clinical guidelines state that epinephrine is the first-line treatment when anaphylaxis occurs, making access critical. For those with a known risk, it is important to be prepared with an anaphylaxis action plan that includes 1) avoiding known allergens, 2) recognizing the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, 3) having immediate access to two epinephrine auto-injectors, such as EpiPen Auto-Injector, and 4) seeking immediate emergency medical care should anaphylaxis occur.
“For our guests who live with severe allergies every day, identifying EpiPen locations is an additional tool they’ll have for their anaphylaxis management plan,” said Dr. Pamela Hymel, chief medical officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “This new strategic alliance will help raise awareness of EpiPen locations so that our Guests with severe allergies may have the best possible experience at our parks and on our cruise ships.”
Families managing known severe allergies are encouraged to follow their individual anaphylaxis action plans and carry their epinephrine auto-injectors with them at all times.
IndicationsEpiPen® (epinephrine) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors are for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown triggers; and for people who are determined to be at increased risk for these reactions. EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are intended for immediate self administration as emergency supportive therapy only. Seek immediate emergency medical treatment after use.
Important Safety Information
EpiPen Auto-Injectors contain a single dose of epinephrine, which you inject into your outer thigh. DO NOT INJECT INTO YOUR VEIN, BUTTOCK, FINGERS, TOES, HANDS OR FEET. In case of accidental injection, please seek immediate medical treatment. Epinephrine should be used with caution if you have heart disease or are taking certain medicines that can cause heart-related (cardiac) symptoms.
Tell your doctor if you have certain medical conditions such as asthma, depression, thyroid disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, have any other medical conditions, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Be sure to also tell your doctor all the medicines you take, especially medicines for asthma. If you have certain medical conditions, or take certain medicines, your condition may get worse or you may have longer lasting side effects when you take the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector.
The most common side effects may include increase in heart rate, stronger or irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea and vomiting, difficulty breathing, paleness, dizziness, weakness or shakiness, headache, apprehension, nervousness or anxiety. These side effects usually go away quickly, especially if you rest.
Talk to your healthcare professional to see if EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector is right for you.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
About EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector
EpiPen® (epinephrine) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors are used for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions. Each EpiPen 2-Pak® and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® contains two single auto-injectors, instructions for use and a training device, with no drug product or needle, to help patients become familiar with the administration technique. EpiPen Auto-Injector should be administered immediately at the first sign of an anaphylactic reaction. EpiPen Auto-Injector is not a substitute for emergency medical treatment. Patients should seek emergency medical attention immediately following administration. EpiPen Auto-Injector has been the No. 1 prescribed epinephrine auto-injector for more than 25 years and has three-step simple instructions for use. For more information about EpiPen Auto-Injector, please visit www.EpiPen.com.
Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in health care. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make reliability and service excellence a habit; do what's right, not what's easy; and impact the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a growing portfolio of more than 1,300 generic pharmaceuticals and several brand medications. In addition, we offer a wide range of antiretroviral therapies, upon which approximately 40% of HIV/AIDS patients in developing countries depend. We also operate one of the largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers and currently market products in approximately 140 countries and territories. Our workforce of more than 20,000 people is dedicated to improving the customer experience and increasing pharmaceutical access to consumers around the world. Learn more at mylan.com
About Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
More than 50 years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of five of the world’s leading family vacation destinations – Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France; and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island. A sixth resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, is currently under construction in Pudong New District, Shanghai. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world’s most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts, cruise ships, entertainment and attractions.
EpiPen®, EpiPen Jr®, EpiPen 2-Pak® and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® are registered trademarks of Mylan Inc. licensed exclusively to its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mylan Specialty L.P.
SOURCE Mylan Inc. and The Walt Disney Company
DISNEY TWENTY-THREE TRAVELS INTO THE WOODS, FEATURING EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH MERYL STREEP, EMILY BLUNT, ANNA KENDRICK AND CHRIS PINE
ALONG WITH A LOOK AT THE MAKING OF THIS SPECTACULAR MOVIE MUSICAL, D23 GOES “BEHIND THE SEAS” ON DISNEY CRUISE LINE AND REVEALS SECRETS BEHIND DISNEYLAND’S HOLIDAY TRANSFORMATION
BURBANK, Calif. – NOVEMBER 10, 2014 – To celebrate Disney’s big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Into the Woods, Disney twenty-three, the publication of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, got all the thrilling details from the stars and creative team behind the new breathtaking, upcoming film. In exclusive interviews with Disney twenty-three, stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, along with director Rob Marshall and screenplay author James Lapine, detail the excitement and challenges of bringing the Tony® Award-winning musical to the big screen, including explaining how they played a game of hide-and-seek with some (fake) witchy fingernails and how the team gracefully—and sometimes hilariously—handled Blunt’s pregnancy during filming.
Disney twenty-three’s Winter issue, available exclusively to Gold Members of D23, also includes a fascinating look “behind the seas” at Disney Cruise Line, with dazzling photography that reveals places guests never see while on board, as well as interviews with the people who keep everything shipshape. “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” unlocks the secrets that enable the creative teams at Disneyland to bring the holidays to life, seemingly overnight. Director Steve Purcell unwraps the newest Disney•Pixar television treasure, Toy Story That Time Forgot, which airs on ABC December 2. Star Hayley Atwell and producer Jeph Loeb unleash the action of Marvel’s Agent Carter, also coming to ABC, which brings one of Captain America: The First Avenger’s most thrilling stars to the small screen.
Also included in the Winter issue of Disney twenty-three:
- The fascinating tale of Herman J. Schultheis, whose personal notebooks detailing Disney’s first golden age of animation are showcased in a new book by Disney animation scholar John Canemaker
- A Frozen-influenced Adventures By Disney vacation in Norway
- Twenty-three reasons fans will love the new Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes game
- Festive holiday content to kick off D23.com’s “D23 Days of Christmas”
- Regular columns including A Walk with Walt, D Society, and Ask Dave
All D23 Members are invited to visit D23.com for additional features and members-only content, including our “D23 Days of Christmas” celebration, where members can unwrap stories, videos, printables, and more beginning December 1.
Other features coming to D23.com include:
- Additional Into the Woods tales including a “character who’s who” and a discussion with James Lapine and Rob Marshall about the changes made in taking the show from stage to screen.
- A gallery of photos from our backstage exploration of the Disney Dream
- More about the mysterious tale of Herman Schultheis
Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership. The publication will begin arriving mid-November.
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.
The schedule for the 2014 Epcot Candlelight Processional Celebrity Guest Narrators includes a star packed line-up including Neil Patrick Harris, Jodi Benson, Jonathan Groff (Kristoff from Frozen), Joe Morton (from Scandal), Whoopi Goldberg and more.
Groff and Morton join an illustrious list of celebrity narrators for this year’s event including newcomers Ana Gasteyer and returning favorites like Whoopi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris. They will be just part of the Holidays Around the World celebration at Epcot, the Candlelight Processional is one of the most beloved holiday traditions at Epcot – a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir.
- Jodi Benson – 11/28 – 11/29
- Neil Patrick Harris – 11/30 – 12/2
- Jonathan Groff – 12/3 – 12/4
- Whoopi Goldberg – 12/5 – 12/6
- LeVar Burton – 12/7 – 12/9
- Edward James Olmos – 12/10 – 12/11
- Joe Morton – 12/12 – 12/14
- Chita Rivera – 12/15 – 12/17
- Ana Gasteyer (New) – 12/18 –12/20
- Marlee Matlin – 12/21 – 12/23
- Isabella Rossellini – 12/24 – 12/25
- Blair Underwood – 12/26 – 12/27
- Steven Curtis Chapman – 12/28 – 12/30
Prior to 2014 fireworks were a very rare treat at Disney's Hollywood Studios, but thanks to Star Wars Weekends and the Frozen Summer Fun events that lasted for most of May through September, guests were treated to fireworks on a much more regular basis.
Fireworks!When it comes to entertainment and fireworks the folks at Disney World are the masters! For years, Disney World guests have enjoyed nightly fireworks from a number of venues, whether it is Wishes at the Magic Kingdom or Illuminations: Reflections Of Earth at Epcot.
Bringing fireworks to Disney's Hollywood Studios is a challenge with the tight streets and lack of a large central viewing area, but the Disney Imagineers have been able to put together a spectacular treat for those that are lucky enough to witness it.
Typically in the past, fireworks at Disney's Hollywood Studios have been limited to the 4th of July, New Year's Eve, and the rare special event. 2014 brought a welcomed changed and allowed multiple opportunities for guests to witness spectacular fireworks from the confines of Disney's movie themed park.
Witnessing fireworks is a different experience for each Disney World theme park. Wishes at the Magic Kingdom uses Cinderella Castle as the focal point and weaves a story on, above, and around the castle to the astonishment of guests.
Epcot uses the multi-cultural World Showcase as the theme for the spectacular Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. This show that takes place in the center of the World Showcase Lagoon allows guests to line the 1.3 miles of walkway around the lagoon to witness the moving Fireworks, Laser, Water, Fire, and Video show that only Disney could have created.
Hollywood Studios Makes Fireworks Presentation Unique!At Hollywood Studios, the sight lines are reduced and the crowds are compacted onto Hollywood boulevard as the show takes place in the sky above the giant Sorcerer Mickey hat positioned at the end of the street in front of the recreation of Mann's Chinese Theater that plays host to The Great Movie Ride attraction. This closeness, I believe, adds to the magic of the fireworks here. It makes it hard for large crowds to really enjoy, but the resulting show is amazing.
For the two events this year: Star Wars Weekends, and Frozen Summer Fun, Disney added a stage show element that played into the theme of the fireworks. It is all about the storytelling and Disney does this very well. These aren't just random fireworks shot off for their own enjoyment, but rather parts of a story being told that starts on the stage and continues up into the sky and unfolds in front of the awed audience.
If you have the opportunity to witness fireworks at Disney's Hollywood Studios please take advantage of it. This isn't your typical small town fireworks display, it is part of a magical Disney story that is taking place in the sky that will leave you with memories to cherish long after the show has concluded.
Do you love all things "Frozen"? Do you look forward to even more ways to enjoy your favorite "Frozen" characters at the Walt Disney World Resort? This holiday season, the wintry wonder and magic of Disney’s “Frozen” is coming to the Magic Kingdom Park with “A Frozen Holiday Wish.”
"A Frozen Holiday Wish"
“A Frozen Holiday Wish” features Anna and Elsa in an all-new show on the Castle Forecourt Stage. With special appearances by rugged mountain man Kristoff and lovable snowman Olaf, the show culminates in Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom, transforming Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays.
“A Frozen Holiday Wish” begins November 5 and will be presented nightly through December 31, 2014.
It was just announced that Chef Masaharu Morimoto, who many of you know from his appearances on Iron Chef America, is opening a one-of-a-kind dining experience in the heart of Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort.
According to the Disney Parks Blog:
Morimoto Asia will be the Japanese master chef’s first-ever pan-Asian restaurant featuring flavors from across the continent. This Disney Springs dining destination will include unique exhibition kitchens showcasing traditions like Peking duck carving, and dim sum.
“I’m very excited to bring this new concept to Disney, something I’ve always dreamed of,” said Chef Morimoto. “It’s a wonderful chance to share some of my favorite foods from across the Asian continent.”
The two-story restaurant is scheduled to open in the Summer 2015 at The Landing (formerly Pleasure Island) in Disney Springs. Morimoto Asia will feature waterside seating, terraces, a grand hall and a cocktail lounge.
Also today, another new concept dining experience, The BOATHOUSE, was announced for The Landing in Disney Springs.
The BOATHOUSE will be an upscale, waterfront dining experience that’ll immerse guests both on land and on water with live music, guided tours aboard the Captain’s piloted 40-foot Italian Water Taxi with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries and guided Amphicar rides that launch from land, enter the water, and take guests on a 20-minute tour of the landmarks of Disney Springs.
“We are very excited that the BOATHOUSE is joining the Walt Disney World family at Disney Springs,” says creator Steven Schussler. “Walt Disney Imagineering has created a wonderful, interactive, culinary and entertainment experience at Disney Springs. We are proud to be part of this magical experience.”
The BOATHOUSE will open in the Spring of 2015 in Disney Springs. The restaurant’s gourmet menu (served daily until 2 a.m.) will feature steaks, chops, seafood and a raw bar. The BOATHOUSE is the latest project of Schussler Creative, the creators of Rainforest Cafe, T-Rex and Yak & Yeti at the Walt Disney World Resort.