When it comes to dining, there’s no better food than theme park food. And while many of us still think about burgers, hot dogs and the occasional giant pretzel, there’s so much more, especially at the Walt Disney World Resort. Epcot is hosting quite a few festivals this year, new restaurants are popping up at Disney Springs, and some restaurants are even getting a whole new concept for guests to enjoy.
When people think of Walt Disney World and what they might have for meals, a few typical theme park foods probably come to mind, including things like turkey legs, burgers and corn dogs. But guests traveling to Walt Disney World in 2019 can indulge in a culinary experience unlike any other with the Delicious Disney Chef Series – Storytelling with Food, starting January 28.
These curated dinners will be hosted monthly by award-winning chefs from across various Walt Disney World table service restaurant locations. Each month, chefs will create a meal that falls in line with a current theme, and each meal will be accompanied by a selection of wine from around the world.
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Each Chef Series dinner will take place at Markham’s at Disney’s Golden Oak, a private community located on Walt Disney World property near the Magic Kingdom. This beautiful restaurant is filled with plush seating and dark wood accents for a cozy feel.
The first three dates and themes of the Delicious Disney Chef Series have been announced, with the rest of the year’s dates hopefully coming soon. The full menu won’t be revealed to guests before the dinner, but it’s sure to be a phenomenal culinary experience.
—With a theme of ‘Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Sleeping Beauty,’ the first dinner will take place on January 28 and feature Chef Dominique Filoni from Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
—’A Salute to Walt Disney’s “It’s a Small World” 55th Anniversary: A Tasting of the Many Lands of the Small World’ will be the dinner’s second theme, taking place February 25 and featuring Chef Timothy Majoras from Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk
—The third dinner will take place March 25 with a theme of ‘A Fantasy Culinary Adventure of DUMBO’ and feature Chef Michael Rodriguez from Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.
This culinary event is perfect for an upscale date night for those couples that enjoy fine dining, dining with a twist or limited edition or exclusive events. The Delicious Disney Chef Series would also be a great experience for those traveling to Walt Disney World that are interested in an elevated dining experience rather than the typical theme park faire.
With chefs from some of Walt Disney World’s well-known restaurants, guests are truly in for a treat. These meals are quickly becoming a Disney bucket list item and seats go quickly.
For more information or to make reservations, guests call 407-939-5773 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
Travelers heading to Walt Disney World Resort this spring will be able to enjoy the beauty and majesty of the 26th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, starting March 6.
The Flower & Garden Festival runs 90 days through June 3 and will feature dozens of Disney-crafted topiaries and beds of multi-colored blooms that transform the Epcot landscape into a floral extravaganza.
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Epcot will also host the Garden Rocks Concert Series every day of the festival, with artists performing three shows daily on the America Gardens Theatre stage. Some of the acts include the Spinners, Herman’s Hermits, Steven Curtis Chapman, Colin Hay of Men at Work and more.
For the foodie in the group, the Flower & Garden Festival will boast new culinary dishes and outdoor kitchens, including AdventHealth’s cooking area that will teach families fun and interactive ways to stay healthy.
In addition, the events at Epcot will also include family scavenger hunts, Toy Story topiary and returning gardens and exhibits, such as the Goodness Garden Butterfly House, where nearly 1,000 native butterflies will fly among the garden’s two dozen nectar plants.
Several guided tours will be offered on select days throughout the festival for an additional fee, but admission to the theme park is required for all in attendance.