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Holidays at Universal Orlando!

Universal Orlando Resort is preparing for an epic Holiday Season! The parks and resorts will be offering a new line-up of holiday offerings across their property. Holidays at Universal Orlando runs from November 18th through to January 6th.

This year for the first time ever, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting decorated for the Christmas season. Wizarding fans will experience a whole new layer of detail to these popular lands through holiday props and décor. The Christmas magic doesn’t stop there! At night a dazzling new holiday projection show will light up the Hogwarts’ castle!

Dr. Seuss fans can enjoy a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday story staring the famous Grinch!

This year the minions from Despicable Me will bring mayhem to the holidays and be featured in a brand-new version of the Macy’s holiday parade at the park!

With so many new and exciting offerings you and your family are sure to be in the spirit of the season when you visit the Universal Orlando Resort!

New offerings at the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is now in full swing at Epcot in the Walt Disney World Resort!

This annual festival is always a fan favorite. The event gives guests the opportunity to sample food and beverage offerings from countries around the world! This year the festival runs longer than ever from August 31 – November 13, 2017.

Each year guests look forward to enjoying their returning favorites and get excited to sample what is new to the festival! This year is no exception. With more marketplaces than ever before there are many new culinary offerings for visitors to enjoy!

Highlighted below are the new marketplaces that you can experience this year,

Active Eats

Here you can enjoy items such as loaded mac ‘n’ cheese, Salmon with quinoa salad, specialty beverages and more.

Coastal Eats

This marketplace has a focus of fresh seafood. Here you can enjoy a fresh lump crab cake with Napa cabbage slaw, bake shrimp scampi dip with sourdough baguette or a seared scallop.

Earth Eats from The CHEW

The food offerings here include such items as ricotta and zucchini ravioli, grilled beef skewer with romaine, apricots and feta cheese, for dessert you can try the peanut butter and white chocolate mousse. Here you can also enjoy wine samples from the Kurt Russell collection of wines.

Flavors from Fire

Here you can enjoy such items as piggy wings, smoked corned beef, Sweet pancake with spicy chipotle chicken sausage and for something sweet try the chocolate picante.

Light Lab

A new experience this year is the Light Lab which makes unique beverages, one example is the vanilla tonic water and cotton candy!This lab bring science and culinary together for a one of a kind experience!

Many new exciting things are being offered this year at The 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! We hope to see you there!







Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs

Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney) has recently expanded and welcomed many exciting new additions. Disney Springs has become a hotspot for entertainment, shopping and some amazing food! It’s a great place to have fun and unwind after an action-packed day in the parks!

One of our new favorite Disney Springs restaurants is Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’.

Disney Springs theming immerses you into a waterfront town in Florida. Homecomin’ fits this environment perfectly because every ingredient here is fully sourced in the sunshine state! Homecomin’ serves the best in southern comfort food complete with a modern twist.

Everyone has heard of fried chicken and waffles. But what about fried chicken and donuts?! Yes, you heard me right, fried chicken and donuts is one example of southern comfort food reimagined that you can enjoy here!

The restaurant’s name has a significant meaning to the famous chef. Chef Art Smith participated in the Disney College Program in 1982, and now flash forward, he is proud to have his own restaurant at Disney. He has come full circle and this restaurant truly does represent his homecoming!

When we dined here we tried one of the menus staples, the fried chicken and donuts I mentioned before. This dish was fantastic! The fried chicken is done to a light and crispy perfection, accompanied by the stand out donut holes that bring in that sweet note. The two pair together perfectly in the best sweet and savory combination.

We also enjoyed the “Art’s” famous fried chicken. This dish is your classic fried chicken but with an added kick. This was another win for us, the spices brought the dish flavor with just the right amount of heat.  Some other dishes you may enjoy are the chopped pork barbecue plate, hanger steak, fried catfish, thigh high chicken biscuits, shrimp and grits and much more.

If you like southern comfort food definitely make Homecomin’ a stop on your next trip to Disney Springs!