Touch of ‘EARidescence’ for Disney World’s 50th Celebration

Cast Members have been the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort for nearly 50 years. We hear time and time again that it’s Cast who are the magic – the icing on the cake of the memories Guests make at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Those of us at Vacations with Character® couldn’t agree more! ♥

Cast Members Get a Touch of ‘EARidescence’ for The World’s Most Magical Celebration

As the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort is being planned, it’s only fitting that Cast Members have a starring role. That’s why, as part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, Walt Disney World Cast Members will get to add a new name tag to their wardrobes.

Whether in costume or professionally dressed, name tags are an essential part of every Cast Member’s look and are worn over the heart with pride. The NEW name tag will feature “EARidescence”  and the 50th anniversary castle logo is in the spotlight above each Cast Member’s name, along with gold accents and a touch of pixie dust (of course!).

Watch the excitement on YouTube by clicking HERE!

Cast Members can look forward to getting their new, shimmering tags this fall, right around the time The World’s Most Magical Celebration kicks into gear!

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Disney Magic Mobile Coming Soon

Disney continues to invent and innovate, and soon will be debuting a new option: Disney MagicMobile service!
Introducing Disney MagicMobile by: Disney Destinations

The MagicBand, the colorful wristband guests wear at Walt Disney World Resort, has made visits simpler and more seamless for years.  And now,  Disney is also introducing MagicMobile service.

Launching in phases starting later this year, this convenient and contactless tool will allow guests to access MagicBand features like theme park entry through the power of an iPhone, Apple Watch or other smart device. Guests will be able to create a Disney MagicMobile pass through the My Disney Experience app and add it to their smart device’s digital wallet. It works like magic – most features will be available by just holding up your smart device near an access point, just like you do with a MagicBand. Disney MagicMobile service and its features will roll out first on Apple devices.

If you love the MagicBand, don’t worry! It’s not going anywhere. Disney will soon be introducing more MagicBands in trendy new colors and fun designs featuring favorite Disney characters and stories, and you may choose to use Disney MagicMobile service or a MagicBand – pick whichever option works best during your visit and even use both and alternate between the two for added flexibility.

The existing digital room key feature will continue to be available as well specifically within the My Disney Experience app, which helps guests expedite their arrival by using online check-in service, going directly to their Disney Resort hotel room and using their phone to unlock their door.

Stay tuned for more information on Disney’s latest happenings and contact your favorite Vacations with Character Travel Agent for more details or to book your next vacation to Walt Disney World! www.vacationswithcharacter.net

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Calling All Disney World Foodies

Take a look at Best Bites across Walt Disney World from “Raya and the Last Dragon”-inspired treats and the return of Sangria University plus breakfast with Disney Junior Characters. Check it out!

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  • Baby Tuk Tuk Mousse
  • Baby Tuk Tuk Ice Cream Sundae
  • Mighty Mist Soft-Serve 
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    Disney’s Hollywood Studios
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    Breakfast is back at Hollywood & Vine starting March 22, 2021! Guests can wave and snap photos of their favorite Disney Junior Characters while dining on a delicious and hearty à la carte breakfast. They can start with a sharable pastry basket for the table and choose a breakfast entrée, such as the delicious French toast stuffed with chocolate-hazelnut spread or all-you-care-to-enjoy pancakes made with our signature house-made batter. Yum!

À la Carte Menu Options:

  • All-you-care-to-enjoy pancakes made with our signature house-made batter.
  • French toast stuffed with chocolate-hazelnut spread.
  • Toasted open-faced salmon bagel.
  • Four-egg scramble.
  • Four-egg cheese omelet.
  • Plant-based egg frittata.

Reservations are available for booking the Hollywood & Vine Breakfast beginning February. 26, 2021.

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Guests can continue their holiday celebration through Feb. 28, 2021 with the oh-so-popular Peppermint Bundt Cake Shake at Hollywood Scoops! Peppermint ice cream topped with whipped cream, TWO festive Bundt cakes, and peppermint bark!

Magic Kingdom Park

New offerings at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant and Sunshine Tree Terrace:

  • Hazelnut Budino
  • Pot Stickers
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Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
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Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa del Lago: Sangria University has returned! Guests will sample four different house-made sangrias paired with an appetizer. A sangria sommelier will take Guests through the nuances of each recipe, delving into the history of this fruity cocktail. The best part? Guests get to make their very own sangria! They will even receive a Sangria University diploma for a job well done!

For available dates and times, email WDW.Sangria.University@disney.com. (Note: Classes are limited to ensure proper social distancing protocol.)

In addition to the incredible view, Dahlia Lounge has two tasty offerings not to miss:

  • Ham and Cheese Bocadillo – Jamón serrano, Manchego cheese, roasted garlic aïoli, and honey on a toasted baguette.
  • Chicken Wings – Spiced sherry-honey glazed chicken wings.
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Disney Springs

Disney Springs is serving up over-the-top “dogs,” and Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew has a fun limited-time donut:

  • Mardi Gras Smoked Crawdog
  • The King Dog
  • Chocolate Mint Donut
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Ready to light up your tastebuds? With the ability to park hop plus EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2021, guests are sure to find a culinary array of tasty treats. Contact your favorite Vacations with Character® Vacationista to book! https://vacationswithcharacter.net

 

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2021

Check Out These Fresh Details for the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, Blossoming March 3 with Family Fun!

Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
By: Disney Destinations

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival has been a beloved fan favorite for many years. Read on for all the details and fun highlights of this year’s festival.

Topiaries Full of Disney Character

Gorgeous topiaries of Disney characters come to life in floral sculptures throughout the park. Beloved characters will include Remy, Tinker Bell, Lady and the Tramp, as well as Sorcerer Mickey to name a few!

Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
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Gardens to Explore

Guests can enjoy 20 different garden areas in Epcot, including floating gardens on the waters of Future World, a bamboo garden in China, a tropical rainforest in Mexico in addition to an English Tea Garden in the United Kingdom (where Guests can also take a Self-Guided Tea Tour!). Another picturesque spot you won’t want to miss is the Goodness Garden Butterfly House, a family favorite for years.

Out Door Kitchens

Guests can embark on a mouth-watering journey around the park and discover  delicious options from more than 20 delectable stops. Each stop offers a specialty menu of food and drink to savor and sip.

Entertainment All Around
From Voices of Liberty to Mariachi Cobre to the sound of the Jammin’ Gardeners plus a famous EPCOT pianist, the festival  will feature plenty of live music every day.
Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
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Health-Full Trail

Over at the Flavor Full Outdoor Kitchen and garden, along the Imagination Walkway, the whole family can learn ways to stay healthy.

Family Fun with Scavenger Hunts

Little ones can find the buzzzz-iest honey bee at Walt Disney World Resort over at Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration. And as a special treat during the Easter season (March 19 – April 4), Guests can also take part in the Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt to find Disney pals and their oversized eggs all around World Showcase.

Festival Memories

In addition to all of the other wonderful offerings, Guests can commemorate their visit with official event merchandise, including apparel, headwear, drinkware and much more, featuring Orange Bird, Figment, Minnie Mouse and Spike the Bee.

Contact your favorite Vacations with Character Travel Agent for details on how to attend or to book your next vacation to Walt Disney World! www.vacationswithcharacter.net

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