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NEW CHARACTER DINING EXPERIENCE, BON VOYAGE BREAKFAST DEBUTS APRIL 2 AT TRATTORIA AL FORNO AT DISNEY’S BOARDWALK

Recently, we shared that an all-new character dining experience will be coming to Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk at Walt Disney World® Resort. Today, we are excited to share that when guests choose to enjoy the Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno, they’ll have the opportunity to meet beloved Disney characters including Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel and Prince Eric.

Breakfast will begin with your choice of a mixed berry parfait or fresh fruit salad and a frying pan of pastries featuring braided breakfast bread and clam shell pastries. Menu items “Shipwreck al Forno” – Calzone with scrambled Eggs, Soppressata, Bacon, Sausage, Blend of Cheeses and Sunday Gravy; “Tangled Eggs” Tomato & Basil Scrambled Eggs, Fresh Mozzarella, Sunday Gravy and Roasted Potatoes; “Tower of Pancakes” Seasonal Buttermilk Pancakes with Bacon or Sausage and more!

Kids will enjoy their choice of a Mickey Pancake, Mickey Waffle or a “Little Royal Breakfast,” which features an egg, bacon and toast. Breakfast will also include your choice of non-alcoholic beverage such as coffee, tea juice, milk and soft drinks. Mimosas, a Peach Bellini, cappuccino, press pot coffee and more will be available as an additional charge.

The character dining experience will cost $34 for adults, $20 for children. Please note Disney Characters join Guests for breakfast only. Character appearances are subject to change.

Reservations are now open for dates beginning April 2, 2017 and can be made by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dining or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

NEW MENU AT JIKO—THE COOKING PLACE AT DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM LODGE

Next time guests visit Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge they can enjoy an almost-all-new menu.

Jiko means “cooking place” in Swahili, and the restaurant’s menu pays homage to the African theme in a beautiful dining room inspired by Disney’s “The Lion King.” Wood-burning ovens scent the dining room with crisp flatbreads like the Mozambican chicken with sweet plaintains, Cape gooseberries, cashews and coconut mayonnaise. There are plenty of unusual names and ingredients in the subtly spiced dishes, but servers are happy to help guests navigate the adventurous menu.

Guests will always find a filet on the menu, but the sides that accompany are seasonal and ever-changing. And, a version of maize-crusted fish in tomato-butter sauce has always been offered, but it now features perch from Lake Victoria in Africa. Durham Ranch elk loin and Mrouzia-style lamb tagine are new dishes, and buttery-sweet scallops are paired with Berkshire pork belly.

A guest favorite is “Taste of Africa,” all made in-house with pappadam, sesame fatir and flax seed naan, served with a variety of dips including hummus, green chermoula, goat butter and mango chutney. A brand-new starter is Manti Dumplings, filled with boar, bison and elk and served with spicy tomato sauce and saffron yogurt.

For sweet endings, the new Kilimanjaro is a favorite of chocolate fans with Tanzanian chocolate mousse, pistachio financier, pink peppercorn meringue, cacao nib crunch and pineapple flavored with ras el hanout, a Moroccan spice blend. Strawberry shortcake with local berries and sweet potato cheesecake with sweet apple chutney are also both on the menu.

Jiko has the largest offering of South African wines anywhere in the United States, with more than 125 of South Africa’s boutique wineries showcasing their vintages at the restaurant, and was awarded Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.

Book via DisneyWorld.com or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

VICTORIA & ALBERT’S AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT RECEIVES 17TH AAA FIVE-DIAMOND AWARD

For the 17th year in a row, Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel & Spa has been awarded the coveted AAA Five Diamonds.

There are 47 AAA Five Diamond restaurants in the United States, with only three in Florida – and Victoria & Albert’s is the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Central Florida.

We congratulate Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef de Cuisine Aimee Rivera, Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, Maître d’Hôtel Israel Perez and their team for earning the prestigious award for the gem of a restaurant.

AAA Five Diamond restaurants reflect the ultimate in luxury and sophistication, and Victoria & Albert’s wows guests every single night of the year with three dining experiences: the dining room, the elegant Queen Victoria’s Room and the Chef’s Table in the kitchen.

Book reservations for your Clients today by calling 407-WDW-DVNA (939-3862).

NEW CHARACTER BREAKFAST TO DEBUT AT TRATTORIA AL FORNO AT DISNEY’S BOARDWALK

An all-new character dining experience will debut this spring at Disney’s BoardWalk, with appearances by adventurous royal couples from beloved Disney films! A delicious breakfast awaits guests at Trattoria al Forno, as they get ready to set out for a day of endless magic at Walt Disney World® Resort. It’s a hearty “bon voyage” celebration, featuring popular characters from favorite Disney stories like “Tangled” or “The Little Mermaid.”

This unique, new character breakfast is slated to begin in late spring. Stay tuned for more details, including the opening date.

New Private-Dining Experience in Secret Disney Location

Disneyland is known as the Magic Kingdom, but what that name elides is the source of the magic: storytelling and attention to detail. Those two principles, elevated to their highest level, animate a new fine-dining experience the park is making available to just a single party of 12 per night. Robb Report got an exclusive first look at the experience, called 21 Royal…

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NEW ARTISANAL MENU AND ELEVATED FLAVORS DEBUT AT GASPARILLA ISLAND GRILL AT DISNEY’S GRAND FLORIDIAN RESORT & SPA

After a recent refurbishment, Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has reopened with a new menu. Elevated flavors, artisanal ingredients and great attention to detail can be found through each station – hot sandwiches and pizzas, the sandwich and salad bar and coffee and dessert.

At the Sandwich Bar, each sandwich is assembled per order, keeping the bread – which is baked fresh in house daily – perfectly crusty. Guests can enjoy fresh, high-quality ingredients including Tillamook Cheddar on the smoked ham sandwich, Florida orange vinaigrette on the roasted turkey, thick slices of Mozzarella on the grilled vegetable sandwich and roast beef with horseradish. And, each sandwich is served with house-made chips.

Guests can also create their own salad at the salad bar, topping it off with flank steak or marinated chicken. At breakfast, the salad bar becomes a yogurt bar allows guests to build parfaits with toppings such as fresh fruits, granola and bananas in a decadent caramel sauce.

Pizzas are served on dough made in-house daily. Guests can choose from sausage and Mozzarella, fire-roasted tomatoes with basil pesto and a three-cheese blend, or the chicken and mushroom. For hot sandwiches your Clients can indulge in the artisanal burger, featuring 7 ounces of a signature beef blend, bacon and Cheddar cheese on a freshly-baked Brioche bun. Other options include a Mahi Mahi “Ruben,” featuring house-made cabbage slaw on marble Rye bread, or the chicken and Brie, a delicious twist on Cordon Bleu – with ham, spinach, raspberry mustard on a Brioche bun.

Finally, guests can enjoy specialty coffees and delicious baked goods, pastries and sweets including Coconut Pot de Crème, Almond Fruit Tart, Chocolate Mousse Pie, Mickey Brownie, Minnie Mouse Cupcake and assorted cookies and other sweet treats.

DISNEY ‘DINE-ON-THE-GO’ DEBUTS JANUARY 12 IN MAGIC KINGDOM PARK AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

When guests visit Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort for the day Jan. 12-Feb. 22, 2017, they can purchase a Disney Dine-on-the-Go one-day, quick-service offering that includes one lunch quick-service entrée and one non-alcoholic beverage that’s good until 4 p.m., and one dinner quick-service entrée and one non-alcoholic beverage that’s good after 4 p.m. (Dessert is not included).

Participating restaurant locations include Casey’s Corner, Columbia Harbour House, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe and Pinocchio Village Haus.

Valid park admission is required to utilize the certificates. The price is $29 for adults and $12 for ages 3-9. Disney Dine-on-the-Go is available only at Magic Kingdom Park Vacation Planning booths.

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THESE SPECIAL MENUS AT DISNEYLAND RESORT

If guests are planning to ring in the New Year at Disneyland® Resort, they can choose from special menus at restaurants in the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and in Disneyland Park. And, at Disney California Adventure® park, they can sip sparkling apple cider and sparkling wine at several locations.

  • Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa offers two elegant options. Chef Andrew Sutton’s four-course Wine Country Feast of Winter Season Classics is seating from 5:30-6:30 p.m. ($130). Starting at 8:15 p.m., Napa Rose will host a lavish New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance Party with live music, Champagne reception and a Napa-style five-course tasting menu ($250, wine pairing $65). Dancing goes ‘til 1 a.m.
  • Steakhouse 55 in the Disneyland® Hotel is serving a three-course dinner on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Start with Kumamoto oysters, then a center cut filet mignon with crab meat salad, asparagus and Béarnaise sauce. Dessert is Manjari bittersweet chocolate terrine with fresh berries and white Godiva anglaise. ($65; $35 for wine pairing.)
  • Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel will offer a family-friendly New Year’s Eve dinner buffet from 5-10 p.m. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will host a special New Year’s celebration until 12:30 a.m. – complete with Disney characters and a balloon drop in the hotel’s Pacific Ballroom. ($75; $25 ages 3 to 11.)
  • In Disneyland® Park, Carnation Cafe on Main Street, U.S.A., is offering a Surf and Turf special. The special includes sirloin and shrimp, mashed potatoes, sautéed broccoli, sun-dried tomato butter and herb beurre blanc sauce. ($20)
  • Blue Bayou Restaurant is serving a petite New York strip steak on a rosti potato cake with crab meat and asparagus with café au lait sauce and Béarnaise. ($44)
  • Cafe Orleans is offering braised short ribs, garlic mashed potatoes and baby carrots with roasted shallot-red wine sauce and fried onions. ($23)

To book reservations, call 714-781-DINE or visit Disneyland.com/dining.

VICTORIA & ALBERT’S AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT VOTED #2 RESTAURANT IN U.S. BY TRIPADVISOR

Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa was voted the No. 2 restaurant in the United States in TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice awards.

No. 2 out of 10, the Walt Disney World® Resort restaurant remains the only Florida restaurant on the illustrious list. Victoria & Albert’s also is a AAA Five-Diamond Award winner, under the helm of Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef de Cuisine Aimee Rivera, maître d hotel Israel Perez and Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek.

In 2016 the award-winning dining room added a Chef’s Degustation Menu, a series of 10 small courses, along with the seven-course Chef’s Tasting Menu. The smaller Queen Victoria Room offers a 10-course menu paired with exclusive wines from the restaurant’s impressive cellar, and there is a Chef’s Table for up to eight guests in the kitchen.

TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, according to the website, with more than 250 million reviews and opinions covering accommodations, restaurants and attractions. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for restaurants around the world, gathered over a 12-month period.

Victoria & Albert’s is open daily for dinner. Book reservations for your Clients today by calling 407-939-3862.

2017 Disney Dining Plan Details

Disney dining plans are options available exclusively to Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels with Magic Your Way Vacation Packages.

Check out information on the 2017 Disney Dining Plan Options here.