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Here's a look at the best bites across Disney Parks - including menu updates, Tiki mugs, and more at both Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort!
If you are visiting the Disneyland® Hotel and looking for a bite to eat, you should definitely check out Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill. The quick-service restaurant recently added a few new dishes to the menu. On the breakfast menu, you will want to try the Loco Moco Burrito with steamed rice, chopped beef patty, a fried egg, gravy, crunchy onions, and salsa roja. There’s also the Thick & Fluffy Japanese Pancakes served with tropical fruit compote and guava syrup as well as the Açai Chia Breakfast Bowl featuring an acai purée blend with bananas, strawberry, coconut milk, and chia seed pudding topped with granola, coco nibs, and berries.
For lunch and dinner, there are a few new items include the Hawaiian Platter, Tonkotsu Ramen, as well as some great salad options. The Hawaiian Platter comes with furikake-seasoned Thai jasmine rice, macaroni salad, and a choice of roasted pork belly or poached chicken breast. Ramen fans will want to try the Tonkotsu Ramen with rich, pork-based broth, wavy noodles, pork belly slices, fresh green onions, wood ear mushrooms, fish cake, black garlic oil, and a soft-boiled flavored egg.
The Rongo Salad is another incredible new option. It features iceberg lettuce and romaine mixed in with edamame, green papaya, cherry tomatoes, gooseberry, crispy shallots, sesame seeds, and marinated tofu and is topped with fermented miso vinaigrette. And there's the Little Gem Salad, which comes with little gem leaves, candied macadamia nuts, avocado, queso fresco, pog vinaigrette and a choice of either chicken or grilled salmon.
The menu at Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill is filled with delicious bites – to check out the full menu, visit the Disneyland Resort website or check out the Disneyland app!
Up next is a bi-coastal offering that you will definitely want to pick up. Each year for Halloween, Disney releases a limited-edition Tiki mug at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at the Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. Last year Disney featured the Hatbox Ghost from the Haunted Mansion. And Tiki fans out there will be excited to know that the Hatbox Ghost Tiki mug is returning this year to both locations! The Disneyland Resort mug will feature the Hatbox Ghost’s head inside his handy hat box, while the Walt Disney World Resort mug will feature the empty hat box with his head placed safely on his shoulders. Here is how you can get this exclusive mug.
Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- The Hatbox Ghost Tiki Mug will go on sale on Oct. 15 at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto for Guests with a valid wristband. Wristbands will be distributed at Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace starting at 9 a.m. ET on Oct. 15 (and starting at 10 a.m. on following days, while supplies last). Beverage purchase is required. The Grim Grinning Grog here will feature pineapple-mango dark rum, Bermuda black rum, blood orange, lime juice, a trio of tropical juices, and dashes of aromatic bitters (non-alcoholic version upon request).
- Trader Sam’s Grotto will open at 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 15, and will open at 3 p.m. ET on the following days.
- A Hatbox Ghost Ornament and Limited Edition Hatbox Ghost Pin will be sold at BouTiki at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort beginning at 9 a.m. ET, Oct. 15.
Disneyland Resort – Disneyland Hotel
- The Hatbox Ghost Tiki Mug will go on sale on Oct. 15 at the South Lounge of the Disneyland Hotel Convention Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST (line will open at 5 a.m.). Complimentary parking at the Disneyland Hotel and Downtown Disney® District will be available up to 20 minutes after the time of purchase with receipt.
- The mugs will also be available at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar with purchase of a beverage, The Grim Grinning Grog featuring coconut rum, spiced rum, pineapple juice, red passion fruit syrup, and blue curaçao (non-alcoholic version available upon request).
- A Hatbox Ghost Ornament and Limited Edition Hatbox Ghost Pin will be sold at Disney’s Fantasia Shop at the Hotel beginning at 7 a.m. PST, Oct. 15.
*Note: At both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, this offering is non-discountable with a limit of two (2) per guest and is only available while supplies last.
Moving right along, there are a few new menu items at Walt Disney World Resort that you won’t want to miss! The first is a delicious Tradition English Breakfast Platter at Epcot®. Your Clients will find it at the Rose & Crown Pub in the U.K. pavilion every Saturday 9-11 a.m. during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This platter comes with eggs, sausage, toast, baked beans, and mushrooms. The second is a new beverage at Bierline in the Germany pavilion. The Frozen Mezzo Mix is a popular soft drink in Germany and features Coca-Cola with a kiss of Fanta Orange. Adults can also add in a splash of honey and bourbon liqueur.
At “Walt Disney Imagineering Presents: The Epcot Experience” at Future World East, you can also find a variety of food and beverage offerings available for purchase. These offerings include assorted chips, bottled beverages, Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars and Ice Cream Sandwiches, Mickey Pretzels with cheese sauce, and a selection of craft beer and cider. You can also grab some flavored popcorn! In addition to the traditional butter popcorn, Guests can chow down on cheddar cheese, buffalo bleu cheese, or sour cream and chive popcorn.
Now, on to Disney’s BoardWalk. Flying Fish has added a few new signature dishes to their menu, including a Filet Mignon with asparagus and honshimeji mushroom as well as Chilean Seabass with Spanish octopus and vegetable mélange and Sardinian Pasta featuring Maine lobster, scallops, shrimp, and garden herbs. And for dessert, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a delectable Cocoa Beach with vanilla custard, milk chocolate bavarois, and feuilletine crunch.
Over at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Whispering Canyon Cafe has also added several sweet items to their breakfast and lunch menus. On the breakfast menu, your Clients can now order freshly-baked warm cinnamon rolls topped with walnut-bourbon maple syrup, icing, and a sugar crisp – YUM!
And for lunch, Guests can indulge in a “Cowboy” Sundae with vanilla ice cream and macerated berries topped with a cobbler dough bubble waffle and a milk chocolate horse. Or if you are craving some chocolate, they can get the OLLLLLLLD Fashion Chocolate Cake decked out with chocolate ganache and a Mickey macaron.
Due to the popularity of Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk, advance reservations are highly recommended. For full menus and to make reservations, visit the Walt Disney World Resort dining page or check out the My Disney Experience mobile app.
Give the Gift of 'Ohana Time and Save!
Spending time with loved ones is the most special gift of all. That’s why this holiday season you can give the gift of ‘ohana time with a trip to AULANI, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaiʻi.
So this holiday season, everyone can give the gift of time together—with an unforgettable trip to AULANI Resort, where the longer you stay, the more you save. Guests can save up to 30% on 5+ consecutive-night stays or save 25% on 4-night stays with these spring* offers.
Give the Gift of a Getaway in the New Year - Save Up to 25% on Select Stays at a Disneyland Resort Hotel
Surprise loved ones with an unforgettable present underneath the tree—a fun escape near new and exciting experiences at both theme parks!
Explore savings on select rooms available at all 3 Disneyland Resort hotels—valid for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from January 5 through April 16, 2020:
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
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Book from November 12, 2019 through March 14, 2020; travel must be completed by April 17, 2020.
Give the Gift of Magical Escape - Enjoy 25% Off Select Rooms with a 4-Night or Longer Stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel
This holiday season, treat your loved ones to an early 2020 retreat to the Disneyland Resort. With this special offer, enjoy 25% off select rooms with a 4-night or longer stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or the Disneyland Hotel.
Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most nights January 5 through April 16, 2020. To take advantage of this special offer, be sure to book through March 14, 2020; travel must be completed by April 17, 2020.
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Package will include a 3-Park 5-Day Park-to-Park Ticket which includes admission to Universal Studios Florida AND Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Universal’s Volcano Bay.
Purchase through December 9, 2020
Universal Orlando Ticket Offer: 3rd Park Free from $53* per Day
Experience the awesome of all three theme parks for one great price. Purchase by Dec. 2, 2019 and use by May 22, 2020. Blockout dates Dec. 26-31, 2019.
Disney Parks Salutes U.S. Military with Special Ticket Offers, Room Rates in 2020
Disney Destinations continues to honor active-duty and retired members of the U.S. military with special offers on theme park admissions and resort stays at Walt Disney World® Resort for most dates in 2020.
Members of the U.S. Military can choose between 4-Day, 5-Day, and, new for 2020, 6-Day Military Salute Tickets. A 4-Day ticket costs $265, a 5-Day ticket costs $283, and a 6-Day ticket costs $301. The Park HopperOption is included on all Military Salute Tickets, and the Park HopperPlusOption can be added to each ticket for $50. Prices are the same for both children and adults. Tickets must be used during the period from January 1, 2020 through December 18, 2020.
Give the Gift of Adventure -- and Save!
Celebrate the holiday season by giving the biggest gift of all - the gift of adventure! Plus, enjoy savings of up to $400 per person on some of the most popular itineraries that take you from the pristine Alaskan frontier to Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the Colosseum in Rome and many other amazing destinations. Book select 2020 Adventures by Disney vacations through December 20, 2019 and take advantage of this special holiday offer.
Give the Gift of a Magical Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel -- Save Up to 25% on Rooms in Early 2020
Surprise your loved ones with a memorable getaway! With the help of this merry offer, you can save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels—valid for stays most nights January 1 through April 25, 2020 when you book by January 1, 2020.
Plus, receive a $30 USD Disney Gift Card per person (ages 3 and up) on the reservation when you upgrade to a package by adding 6-day or longer theme park tickets―a wonderful opportunity for everyone to pick out their own special souvenir.
Enjoy a Kids Delicious Dining Offer: Free Dining Plan for Kids (Ages 3-9)
Get a FREE dining plan for your kids (ages 3 to 9) when you buy a non-discounted 3-night/3-day package for you and your kid(s) that includes a room at a select Disney Value Resort hotel, theme park tickets and a dining plan. Valid for arrivals most nights from January 1 – March 7, 2020 when you book through January 1, 2020.
Make your first visit even more special with an extra dash of magic. With this offer, you'll receive the Frozen Welcome Pack, including:
Save up to 25% off Select Stays at a Disneyland Resort Hotel
Save up to 25% off select rooms at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel from Oct. 13-Dec. 19, 2019 when you book through Dec. 5, 2019. This offer is valid most Sunday-Thursday nights.
Save up to 20% on Standard room types and 25% on Premium room types at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® and Spa. Save up to 15% on Standard room types and 20% on Premium room types at the Disneyland Hotel.
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Every moment is a reminder that holiday magic is alive
You've picked the merriest, most perfect time to visit! At Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you'll find the holidays shine bright on Mickey's very merry nights. Plus, you can buy early and save $10 on select nights, November 8–December 22!
Entertainment offerings subject to change without notice. Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket. Ticket valid only during specific event hours and subject to availability.
Disney Cruise Line Takes #1 Spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Cruise Line Rankings for the Seventh Year in a Row
Festive New Performances and Returning Favorites Come to Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park
Celebrate ‘The Lion King’ with African-Inspired Eats, Music and Fun at Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night
More Reservations Made Available for the Ultimate Disney Christmas Package at Walt Disney World Resort
New Play Disney Parks App Digital Achievements and Commemorative Trading Pins available at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort
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