Sunday, February 10, 2013

News and Rumors 2/4/13 - 2/10/13



  • The list of Garden Marketplaces, as well as what food options they will have have been released for this year's Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.  They are:   
Pineapple Promenade (World Showcase Promenade – Canada side)

  • Dole Whip
  • Dole Whip with spiced rum
  • Pineapple upside-down cake
  • Dole pineapple fruit cup
  • Frozen desert violet lemonade
  • Cream stout beer
The Cottage: Savories, Trifles and Tea (United Kingdom)
  • Potato, chive and cheddar cheese biscuit with smoked salmon tartare and sour cream
  • Baked goat’s brie with kumquat chutney
  • Heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella, vinegar and basil
  • Trifles (chocolate, berry, ginger and tea)
  • Hot and iced teas
  • Brut Rosé sparkling wine
  • Rose Blush lemonade
L’Orangerie (France)
  • Ratatouille tarte with goat cheese
  • Pate with baguette and cherry compote
  • Peach charlotte
  • Frozen cocktail
  • Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sparkling Muscat
Taste of Marrakesh (Morocco)
  • Spiced lamb kebab with couscous salad
  • Harissa and lemon confit chicken drumettes with chermoula and cucumber salad
  • Moroccan sweet pancake
  • Sparkling wine with pomegranate liqueur
  • White sangria
  • Red wine
  • Moroccan beer
  • Mint iced tea with peach
Hanami (Japan)
  • Frushi (fruit sushi) made with fresh fruit and coconut rice
  • Grilled shrimp, almon and crab stick over ginger rice
  • Grilled vegetables with Japanese noodles and teriyaki on a bun
  • Green tea flan
  • Yuzu rita
  • Fruit saki
  • Sake
  • Frozen Kirin Ichiban
The Smokehouse (American Adventure)
  • Pulled pig slider with cole slaw
  • Smoked beef brisket with collard greens and jalapeno cornbread
  • Rocky road mousse brownie
  • Red wine
  • Craft beer
  • Beer flight
Primavera Kitchen (Italy)
  • Green asparagus and lobster with garden cocktail sauce
  • Lasagna primavera
  • Limoncello-flavored panna cotta
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • White peach bellini
  • Strawberry Rossini
  • Italian Primavera Cocktail
  • Italian beers
  • Italian-beer flight
Bauernmarkt (Germany)
  • Savory bread pudding with spring peas and wild mushroom ragout
  • German meatloaf sandwich with sweet mustard and fried shallots
  • Potato pancakes with apple sauce
  • Hugo (elderflower sparkling wine cocktail)
  • German and domestic beers
  • Beer flight
Lotus House (China)
  • Beijing-style candied strawberries
  • Spring pancake with grilled chicken and green apple
  • Taro-bacon puff pastry
  • Bubble teas
  • Fruit beverage cocktail
  • Chinese beer
Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)
  • Crab tostadas with chipotle aioli and valentina salsa
  • Pork tacos served over flour tortilla topped with cactus leaves, tamarind and traditional Mexican herbs
  • Guava flan
  • Rosita margarita
  • Organic tequila flight
  • Mexican beer
Florida Fresh (World Showcase Promenade – Mexico Side)
  • Watermelon salad with pickled red onions, baby arugula, feta cheese and balsamic reduction
  • Shrimp and stone-ground grits with andouille sausage, Zellwood corn, tomatoes and cilantro
  • Angel food cake with macerated Florida Berries
  • Tomato wine
  • Carrot wine
  • Florida beer
  • Strawberry slush
Fruits by the Glass (World Showcase Plaza)
  • Watermelon passion fruit cocktail
  • Wild berry slush
  • Blueberry beer
  • Mango wine
  • Blueberry wine
  • Raspberry ale
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Disney Junior is expected to have soft openings this week before it opens on Feb. 15th.

General WDW News

  • Joffrey's Coffee will be replacing Nescafe as the coffee choice that is sold across Walt Disney World Resort.  (With the exception of the new Starbucks locations.)
  • Upcoming Limited Time Magic events include a chalk art festival and a salute to Father's Day.


  • The Tangled bathrooms are expected to open this week
  • MyMagic+ bands are expected to begin testing this week.  The test will involve a limited number of guests.  

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