Show Your Dark Side in the STAR WARS Half Marathon

For all of my Dark Side Hipsters, the Star Wars Half Marathon is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort April 14-17, 2016. This new Star Wars race will be an intergalactic experience with kids’ races, a 5K and a 10K in addition to the half marathon.

star wars marathonAccording to Disney Parks Blog, this race will feature a unique 13.1-mile course that propels runners through Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and finishes at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

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Martha’s Vineyard Wine Pairings at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival season is right around the corner. We can tell this by the events popping up all around the Walt Disney World Resort. Over at Disney’s Beach Club Resort the Martha Vineyard Wine Pairings showcase will kick off this weekend.

According to Disney Parks Blog, this intimate event is a “foodie’s dream!” During the event, a wine expert from the winery and a Disney chef will guide guests through the tasting, detailing the notes of each pairing.

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New Tower of Terror Merchandise In Stock

Hollywood Tower Hotel Robe Photo: Disney Co.
Hollywood Tower Hotel Robe Photo: Disney Co.

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror fans will be excited to know that the latest hotel inspired items are now available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

The newest Tower of Terror merchandise includes a sweatshirt with the iconic front desk bell, a luxurious black bathrobe, women’s shirt, a Raglan T-shirt with a bellhop silhouette, and a notepad with a really cool packaged pen.

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Test Track Brings Food to the Race with Taste Track!

Test Track at Epcot introduces a new quick service kiosk called Taste Track. The new food and beverage location at Epcot is serving up a creative twist on one of America’s favorite sandwiches, the grilled cheese.

According to Disney Parks Blog, Test Track’s Taste Track offers the Gruyere and Applewood smoked bacon with an option to spice it up to the Fontina and tomato basil version. If you’d like to try a sweet rendition on the classic sandwich (which is pretty cool), then you should try the Canadian cheddar and apples grilled cheese sandwich on cinnamon raisin bread.

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Unique Disney Breakfast Options Available

It’s time to indulge into the world of more foodie adventures! You don’t need a reservation for a great Walt Disney World breakfast with unique flare. New fun-to-try quick service Disney breakfast options are now being offered across the Florida theme parks.

So don’t hold back!

Jump in and enjoy the unique breakfast service offerings available now at the Florida Disney parks.

  • Maple Waffle Breakfast Cone – BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk Imagine fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, melted cheddar cheese in a hand-formed maple waffle cone dancing together effortlessly for a daring breakfast journey. Mmm… I can taste this already, so make this a BoardWalk breakfast not to be missed.

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New Disney Merchandise to Celebrate the Fourth of July

The newest retail MagicBand coming from the Disney merchandise team, features a patriotic Mickey Mouse standing in front of an American flag. This limited release item costs $24.95 and can be found in select merchandise locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

There is also a new Fourth of July limited edition pin with Carl and Ellie from Disney-Pixar’s “Up.” This pin has an edition size of 3,500 and will be released at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, as well as a new open edition Minnie Mouse bow decorated in red, white and blue.

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New Epcot Tour: World Showcase DestiNations Discovered

I am super excited to let you know about the new walking tour coming to Disney’s Epcot. World Showcase DestiNations Discovered will bring the global culture, adventurous history and Epcot globe-trotting magic to life. This tour will give guests an onstage and backstage glimpse and will discuss highlights from over four thousand years of architecture and world history.

From the streets of Paris to the Bavarian countryside, the World Showcase DestiNations Discovered tour will show the different cultures and discuss what inspired Disney animators for years in the creation of many classic films.

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African-inspired Street Food Arrives at Harambe Market in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The much-anticipated Harambe Market has finally opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This African-inspired street food marketplace makes it known that food plays the starring role. The Market offers four distinct walk-up windows with 200 + shaded seating.

The Harambe Market theme is built around a Colonial-era train depot design complete with a 1960s water tower. The goal of Disney was to re-create a bustling center of commerce where guests are welcomed from around the world. The little seaside town will allow Disney guests to immerse themselves into an eclectic culture with the ability to venture out to the reserve and observe Africa’s animals.

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New Menu Items at Boatwright’s Dining Hall in Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

For the Disney foodies or the Hipsters who just loves great dining will be happy to hear about the savory changes coming to the Boatwright’s Dining Hall menu. This Port Orleans Resort restaurant is a fan favorite through the southern, creole inspired dishes served daily for guests.

Changes that have taken place on the menu will show the removal of the Gulf Delta Chilled Shellfish in addition of the Ol’ Man Island Oysters. Boatwright’s Dining Hall has added the new Colonel’s Peace Pieces which combines a blend of lightly fried oysters, crawfish, shrimp, and okra drizzled with the house-made remoulade.

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