Nov 14

Find Out Where This Frozen Gingerbread House is Located at Walt Disney World

Frozen Gingerbread House Walt Disney World Christmas 2014

Walt Disney World Resort guests can enjoy an all-new Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle inspired by Disney’s “Frozen” this year on the 4th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The 17-foot-tall culinary creation is adorned with favorite characters from the film including Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, 1,500 gingerbread shingles, snowflakes and chocolate-covered trees. “Frozen”-themed merchandise, desserts and gingerbread treats also are available for purchase at the ice castle kiosk.

Nov 14

Walt Disney World’s Christmas By the Numbers

Mickey Mouse Christmas Cinderella Castle

Miles of garland, glitter, twinkling lights and ribbon transform Walt Disney World Resort into a winter wonderland during the holiday season…but exactly how much? Here’s a breakdown of Christmas by the numbers for all my fellow Disney geeks out there…

1,300 decorated trees throughout Walt Disney World Resort

Cast Member Decorating Disney Christmas Tree

10 miles of twinkling rope lights in the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lightrs DHS

150 semi-trailer truckloads of decorations for 24 resorts, 4 theme parks, Downtown Disney and other locations

Cast Member Decorating Disney Christmas

15 miles of garland strung and 1,314 wreaths hung throughout the Vacation Kingdom

Snow White Christmas Parade Disney

300,000 yards of ribbon and bows draping over Christmas trees across property

Epcot Christmas Tree

8.5 million lights strung throughout Walt Disney World Resort

mickeys very merry christmas party cinderella Castle

More than 800 performers each night during Candlelight Processional at Epcot

Candlelight Processional at Epcot

A Christmas tree in Magic Kingdom with a base 26 feet wide

Main Street Magic Kingdom Christmas Tree

170 Costumed performers and 15 floats dazzle Main Street, U.S.A. in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Magic Kingdom

MVMCP Parade Cookies

Nov 14

First Look at the Exclusive 2014 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card

2014 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card

The 2014 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party starts this Friday, November 7th. If you have plans to attend MVMCP this year, be sure and pick up your limited edition Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card at the Firehouse on Main Street, U.S.A. Guests must present their party ticket and event wristband in order to receive this “Elsa’s Icy Shield” card. For more info on this hard ticket event see: Dates and Prices for the 2014 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom

Nov 14

Concept Art for a New Waterfront Restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort

the boathouse restaurant downtown disney

Opening Spring 2015 as one of the new venues in The Landing at Disney Springs – a re-imagined and exciting district of entertainment, dining and shopping –The BOATHOUSE will be an upscale, waterfront dining experience featuring spectacular floating artwork: dream boats from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s. Guests will enjoy a gourmet menu served daily until 2 a.m. featuring steaks, chops, fresh seafood and a raw bar. (Concept renderings courtesy of Schussler Creative)

Oct 14

Iron Chef Bringing New Restaurant to the Walt Disney World Resort

Iron Chef Morimoto Asia Restaurant Concept Art Walt Disney World

Chef Masaharu Morimoto is teaming up with Patina Restaurant Group to open Morimoto Asia as Walt Disney World Resort brings to life Disney Springs, an entertainment-dining-retail district re-imagined from Downtown Disney. To open in summer 2015 at The Landing, in the heart of Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia is the Japanese master chef’s first pan-Asian dining experience.

Morimoto Asia’s extraordinary, 36-foot tall, two-story layout includes a vast range of areas to explore including open terraces, grand hall, private rooms, a long bar, cocktail lounge, waterside seating and more. The restaurant is being designed by STUDIO V Architecture.

Chef Masaharu Morimoto

“I’m very excited to bring this new concept to Disney, something I’ve always dreamed of,” said Chef Morimoto. “It’s a wonderful chance to share some of my favorite foods from across the Asian continent.”

Morimoto Asia’s culinary elements will provide flavors from across Asia, while exhibition kitchens will showcase the continent’s traditions. Included among them are street-food stalls, Peking duck carving and dim sum. Morimoto’s inspiration and perspective will create an unmatched dining experience in this richly layered setting.

Iron Chef Morimoto Asia Restaurant Concept Art Walt Disney World