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Dinner at Cinderella Royal Table at Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World

Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table is an experience you will never forget! This restaurant is actually located inside of Cinderella’s Castle inside of the Magic Kingdom Park! Not only during your meal will you enjoy the atmosphere of dining inside of Walt Disney World’s most recognizable icon but this meal is a character dining experience! During your time in the restaurant you will meet many Disney princesses! Exploring the castle, meeting royalty and enjoying a delicious meal all combine for an unforgettable experience!

I dined at Cinderella’s Royal Table for the first time for dinner during my most recent Disney World Vacation! Through a little Disney Magic we were able to grab this coveted reservation at the last minute! This was something we all always wanted to do so we were filled with excitement!

Once we checked in at the downstairs podium located on the backside of the castle we were soon escorted inside the castle were we got to meet Cinderella herself as our first princess of the night. We got the chance to chat with Cinderella and then take a family photo with her! The other princesses in attendance will vary from day to day so it is a surprise who you will get to meet but Cinderella is always a guarantee. It is her castle of course! After meeting Cinderella we got to sit in the grand foyer as we waited for them to call our party’s name. As we waited we got to take in the details of the beautiful castle! Everywhere you look the architectural details are regal and elegant! Of course there are magical touches as well such as Cinderella’s mice friends Jaq and Gus peaking down from the rafters!

Soon the chimes rang and our party name was announced. We were then escorted upstairs to the dining room! It is absolutely breathtaking! You truly feel like royalty! The menu is a prefix, you get to select an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert. For my appetizer I choose the Castle Salad, with Citrus-marinated Buffalo Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes, Mixed Greens, Parmesan Crisps, and Balsamic Reduction! It honestly was one of my favorite salads I’ve ever had! For my entree I picked the Beef and Shrimp, delicious Beef Tenderloin and Buttered Shrimp, Fingerling Potatoes with Nueske’s Bacon and Blue Cheese, Summer Vegetables, and a Shallot-Herb Compound Butter. For dessert I choose the Clock Strikes Twelves, a Dark Chocolate Mousse with a Dark Chocolate Ganache served with a Raspberry Coulis! We all agreed this was the best dessert!

Soon the princesses began arriving! After each princess was announced they made their way around to each table. This is a great way to meet a lot of characters at once without having to wait in line! The characters come to you and you get more time to chat with them and also the opportunity to take pictures! If meeting characters is an important part of your vacation, character meals are a great way to guarantee seeing lots of characters!

We were first visited by my personal favorite Princess Ariel! Followed by Sleeping Beauty herself, Princess Aurora. Next we got to chat with Jasmine and then Snow White! Another very special part of our meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table is the Wishing Star Ceremony! When you are seated at your table everyone receives a wishing star. Princesses receive a wand and Princes are given a sword. During the wishing ceremony you are instructed to hold your wand or sword over your wishing Star and make a special wish! When you open your eyes the ceiling is twinkling with pixie dust! It is a magical Disney moment!

This is such a popular and sought after dining reservation, you will want to try to secure this restaurant 180 days out from your vacation, as soon as you are able to begin making your dining reservations.

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner to plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World or to any destination your are wishing to explore next!


Find the Perfect Christmas Gifts at The Universal Orlando Resort!

We are entering into the most wonderful time of the year… Christmas time! I love the holiday season and while we may not be in December just yet we all know how hectic the holidays get, and how fast time can fly this time of year! That’s why right now is a great time to start your holiday shopping! The Universal Orlando Resort is home to a wide selection of merchandise! You are sure to find something for everyone on your list! Let’s take a look at a few of our picks!

 Hogwarts House Robes

The Harry Potter fan in your life would love a Hogwarts Wizard robe with their very own house logo on it! The robes are available in all 4 of the Hogwarts houses on them, Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. These robes are great for fans to enjoy in the park and at home they make for a great cozy accessory to keep warm this winter!


Despicable Me Unicorn Pillow Plush

If you are a fan of the Despicable Me movie you will remember the stuffed Unicorn that the girls declared was “SO FLUFFY!” Well now you can purchase this adorable pillow plush for someone in your life! This fluffy unicorn is sure to bring a smile to someone’s face on Christmas morning!


Collectible and Interactive Wands

Every Harry Potter fan wants a wand of their own, and Universal has you covered! They sell a wide selection of collectable wands including replicas of the wands the characters in the films had! There are even interactive wands for sale, these wands allow wizards to practice their spells in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and make some magical surprises happen!


E.T. Plush

Everyone loves E.T.! This 15-inch-tall plush is soft and cuddly! E.T. is even sporting his hoddie! So cute! This plush is sure to be a favorite for kids of all ages!


Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans

Harry Potter fans will recognize this wizarding treat, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans! Inside every box there are 20 different jellybean flavors ranging from marshmallow and tutti-frutti to grass and soap! This is a very fun gift for someone adventurous in your life! This silly item is sure to make a great stocking stuffer!


Jurassic Park Hooded Sweatshirt

This hooded sweatshirt is adorned with the Jurassic Park logo from the original film. A great gift for a movie lover! This pull-over hoodie also has a hand-warmer pocket, making it perfect for cold winter days!


Despicable Me Minion Plush

We all love those playful and mischievous little yellow minions from the Despicable Me film series! These plush minions come in a variety of sizes and make for the perfect sidekick on any adventure!


Chocolate Frogs

These items are another one that Harry Potter fans are sure to appreciate! These Chocolate Frogs come inside of an intricately designed box and each box includes a wizard card! You can buy boxes individually or purchase a four-pack that guarantees you will receive a wizard card depicting each one of the Hogwarts founders.

Giving the gift of a Universal Orlando Vacation can give your family the most valuable gift of all, the gift of time spent together and memories made as a family! Our team at Kingdom Magic Vacation can help you plan the vacation that you are dreaming of! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today! Happy Holidays!

Universal Season is the BEST TIME to Visit the Universal Orlando Resort! #UniversalSZN

We are now officially in #UniversalSZN aka Universal Season! What is Universal season you may be wondering? Universal Season is this time frame we are in right now, after Halloween but before Christmas. Universal Orlando has stated that this is one of the best times of year to visit the Universal Orlando parks! Due to the fact that we are in between holidays the crowd levels are much lower than most times of the year. Also, the weather this time of year is perfect, warm but not too hot like in the summer months. There are many reasons to love #UniversalSZN! Here is our list of reasons you should plan your vacation during this incredible Universal Season at the Universal Orlando Resort!

  1. Perfect Weather!

Florida is known as the sunshine state for a reason! You can experience gorgeous weather year-round! But you will find the weather during Universal Season to be particularly great! The weather is warm! It is still Summer in Florida but not as hot! If you are like me and live where it is currently already cold, planning a last minute getaway to Universal this time of year is the perfect way to enjoy some of that wonderful Florida sunshine! If you are looking for the ultimate tropical getaway then be sure to visit Universal Volcano Bay Water Theme Park!

  1. Lower Crowd Levels!

Due to Universal Season being known as the parks slow season you can look forward to enjoying the park with significantly lower crowd levels! This means you can see more of the parks and resort and truly make the most out of your visit. Lower crowds always make for a much more relaxed and enjoyable day!

  1. Shorter Wait Times!

One of the advantages of lower crowd levels is that in turn this also means significantly lower wait times on many of the parks most popular attractions! Visiting during Universal Season can allow you to do and see so much more by enjoying shorter wait times!

  1. Premium Pool Seating

Due to less crowds, you can get a prime pool location at the resort pool as well as at Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park! Image enjoying a drink under the sun with a picture-perfect poolside view!

  1. Dinner Reservation Availability

Less Crowds also equals a great availability when it comes to scoring some of the more popular dining reservations at the Universal theme parks, CityWalk and the Universal hotels! The Universal Orlando Resort is home to a wide variety of eateries! There is sure to be something for everyone!

  1. Take Amazing Photos!

Do you love snapping that perfect Instagram photo or grabbing the perfect shot of the family to be this year’s holiday card? Well then you will love the picture opportunities you will have while visiting during Universal Season! The low crowd level will allow you to get some amazing shots without a big crowd of people in the background.

These are just a few of the reason why RIGHT NOW during #UniversalSZN is the best time to visit the Universal Orlando Resort! There is still time to plan a great last minute getaway! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner Today! Our team is ready to make your travel dreams a reality!


2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival VIDEO Part 3!

I have loved getting to document my visit to this year’s 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and share them with you through video! In part 3 of my food and wine festival journey we tried our first item of the night from Earth Eats, located in the Next Eats area of this year’s festival! Earth Eats is home to two food items, the steakhouse blended burger and also the Impossible burger. The Impossible burger is a 100% vegan burger! I had never tried a vegan burger before and my curiosity got the best of me. I had to see if it actually tasted like a real burger. I was very skeptical prior to trying it out. However as soon as I bit into this Impossible burger I was convinced! This vegan burger still had the texture and char grilled taste of a real burger. The Impossible burger actually made it into my top 5 items from this year’s festival! I really enjoyed it!

Next, we walked past Taste Track to check out their menu. This booth is located just out front of the Test Track attraction. Taste Track was just introduced this year and has a wide selection of very fun and creative pastries and donuts. They are also known for their pancake milkshake! We then went back inside of the Festival Center to take another lap around and see what was going on. I always love a visit inside the Festival Center, this area truly serves as the hub for festival activities!

While inside the Festival center we stopped off at Artistic Marbling. This experience is brand new to this year’s festival. Using the ancient Japanese art form of water marbling you can purchase and create your own creation to bring home with you. Items you can create include a set of dinner napkins and wine bag and a table runner. It is a great gift idea! I love the fact you can pick your colors and design yourself, this would make for a great keepsake to remember your vacation. We enjoyed getting to watch guests make their Artistic Marbling creations!

After hanging out for a bit in the Festival Center, we were ready to try more food items! We made our way to the Art of Pairing! This area of the festival is home to the Chocolate Studios, the Cheese Studio, and the Wine and Dine Studio. We enjoyed the Braised Beef Stroganoff from the Cheese Studio. My favorite part of the dish was the delicious egg noodles that accompanied it! From the Wine and Dine Studio I had the Seared Sea Scallops! These scallops were incredible and became another item that made it into my top 5 list of the entire festival!

You can watch Part 3 on our YouTube Channel, Kingdom Magic Vacations! Be sure to subscribe for more Disney and travel videos!

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner to plan your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort or to whatever destination you are dreaming of going next! Our knowledgeable team is excited to help bring your vacation dream to life!

2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival VIDEO Part 2!

The 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is running through November 12! I had an amazing time at this year’s festival and am excited to show you my experience through video! Here is part 2 of my time at the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!

In part 2 we continue our Food and Wine journey by making our way into World Showcase! This area is where the festival feels most alive! Every couple feet there is another festival market place! During your lap around World Showcase you can find dozens of food and beverage offerings to try. We made our first stop at the Mexico Marketplace! Here we tried the Shrimp Quesadilla, a brand-new item just introduced at this year’s festival. Our next stop was in America at Hops and Barley where we had the New Brunswick Slider. We then headed next door to Japan’s Marketplace where I had my absolute favorite item of this year’s festival, the Teriyaki Chicken Steamed Bun! I love the texture of these steamed bao buns and the teriyaki chicken inside was perfectly flavored and so tender! I loved this item so much I actually got it a second time during our vacation! Next, we made our way to the Hawaii Marketplace where I enjoyed a festival ‘must-have’ for me every year, the Kalua Pork Slider! This slider is a 10 out of 10 every year and has become quite the fan favorite among festival goers! The pineapple chutney and spicy mayo gives this dish the perfect marriage between savory and a little bit of sweetness! I also tried the Spam Hash from Hawaii for the first time and really enjoyed it!

After indulging in so many delicious things we made our way back into Future World where we got to check out the Disney Du Jour Dance Party! This new entertainment offering is a first for the festival this year! The dance party is so fun and even includes appearances from some favorite Disney characters! When we were there we got to see Remy and Emile from Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille! The characters play fun games with the crowd! We had a blast watching the festivities!

I vlogged all the fun and I am excited to share my experience with you through video! Here is Part 2 of our day at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!


Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or to whatever destination you are dreaming of next!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at the Walt Disney World Resort!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and happy Halloween! I know I certainly enjoyed this Halloween season. From attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World to carving Disney inspired pumpkins at home (something that has become an annual tradition) this Halloween season was certainly filled with a lot of treats! But now that Halloween is behind I am more excited than ever because it’s Christmas time! I completely understand that to some people saying the day after Halloween is the start of the Christmas season may sound crazy but for me I’m ready to kick off the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is my absolute favorite Holiday so the more time I get to enjoy my Christmas music and decorated themed Christmas trees the better!

The ‘Candlelight Processional’ Returns To Epcot

I am not the only one out there with this philosophy! The Disney Parks also considers November 1st to be the start of their Christmas season! Whenever Disney decorates for the holidays they always work at night. This way guests never see the unfinished product. Something I love about Disney is their effort to always keep that magic and have everything be perfect for us guests! Halloween Night after the final Mickey’s Not SO Scary Halloween Party ends Disney cast members are hard at work removing all of the fall decorations and even begin the process of putting up Christmas decorations!

I have witnessed this exciting transformation first hand! A few years ago, my family and I were vacationing at Walt Disney World during Halloween week. October 31st Halloween was in full swing with colorful fall decorations in the parks and Mickey Mouse shaped jack-o-lanterns lining Main Street USA! The next morning on November 1st, I will never forget the experience of walking into Hollywood Studios and seeing those beautiful mini Christmas trees atop every light post and tinsel stars lining sunset boulevard! We were in awe of how quickly Disney can make this transformation  from Halloween to Christmas!

I love that Disney does begin their Christmas season so early because it gives more guests a chance to enjoy all of the wonderful holiday offerings the parks have to offer along with taking in the sights of the gorgeous Christmas decorations. Just last year my family and I visited the parks during the first week of November and it was the perfect way to kick off the Holiday season! As soon as we returned home we began decorating for the holidays ourselves! This is the perfect time of year to visit the Disney parks! Even in early November you can expect to see Christmas decorations throughout the parks!

The Walt Disney World Resort goes all out for the Holiday season! In Magic Kingdom you can attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! A specially ticketed event on select nights including, special treats, rare character meet and greets, holiday entertainment offerings, a special Christmas parade and fireworks, and so much more! Over in Epcot you can looking forward to the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, during this festival you can sample food from special holiday kitchens and learn more about holiday customs from around the world! At Night enjoy a Disney Christmas staple, the Candlelight Processional. The beautiful presentation takes place in the American Garden Theater in World Showcase, a live choir and orchestra perform Christmas carols while a celebrity guest narrator tells the story of the Nativity. This show is a can’t-miss experience and will take your breath away! It is the true meaning of Christmas and something I look forward to every year! Additionally Epcot’s nighttime show IllumiNations Reflections of Earth has a special Holiday ending! A perfect way to end your holiday-filled day! Over at Hollywood Studios tinsel town has never looked brighter… literally! Tinsel stars line the streets and every corner of the park is covered in decorations themed to old Hollywood glamour! At night you can enjoy Sunset Seasons Greetings. During this presentation the Hollywood Tower is transformed using projection mapping technology into multiple holiday scenes including a gingerbread house and a Toy Factory! It even snows on Sunset Boulevard! Also at Hollywood Studios you can catch Jingle Bell Jingle Bam! This firework and projection nighttime spectacular is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit! Additionally, at Studios, now that Toy Story Land is opened this will be the first time this new land will get transformed for Christmas! Disney has already announced that they have many exciting things up their sleeves for Toy Story Land decorations. Over at Animal Kingdom you can marvel at the parks massive icon tree. Each Disney World park has their own icon tree with ornaments representing that particular park! All of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels also get adorned with beautiful Christmas decorations!

I am so excited that another Christmas season is upon us! Get ready for many more Christmas blogs and holiday updates to come! This is the most magical time of year to visit the happiest place on Earth! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel planner today to book your next vacation! Happy holidays!

Celebrate Stranger Things Day at the Universal Orlando Resort with a First for the Park!

Are you a fan of the Netflix original show, Stranger Things? Well then you can’t miss out on the chance to celebrate Stranger Things Day at the Universal Orlando Resort! You are invited to join the search party for Will Byers. During this day you can experience the Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights house during the day at Universal Studios Florida! This is a first for Universal Orlando that they will have one of their Horror Nights Houses open for guests during the daytime at the park!

It will all happen on Tuesday, November 6th! This is known as “the day that Will disappeared” to fans of the show. On Stranger Things day from 11:00am to 7:00pm all Universal Studios Florida guests will have this exciting chance to walk through the Stranger Things haunted house from Halloween Horror Nights for one last time this year! What a perfect way to celebrate #StrangerThingsDay! Not only will the full Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights house be available to experience, but additionally select food and specialty beverage options at Benny’s Burger Tent, San Fran Pastry and Boulangerie will be open for park guests to enjoy! If you are a Universal Orlando Passholder you will get special access to the express queue line for the house!

During your experience you will step into the shoes of Mike, Dustin, and Lucas as you venture into The Upside Down along with the help of Eleven to rescue Will from the Demogorgon. Here are some important details to know before you go:

  • The Stranger Things House will only be open on Nov. 6 from 11am-7pm
  • You must have a valid park ticket for Universal Studios Florida OR an Annual or Seasonal Pass
  • No other Halloween Horror Nights houses, scare zones or shows will be open on this date
  • Dates, times and entertainment are subject to change along with availability
  • As always with Universal policy, no costumes or masks allowed
  • This experience may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13
This event is sure to be a treat for fans of the Netflix show! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort or to whatever destination you are dreaming of next! Happy #StrangerThingsDay!

Going to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World

On my most recent trip to Walt Disney World I got to enjoy a new experience for me, attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party is a separately ticketed event that takes place on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park during the fall season! For the event the park is transformed into a festive Halloween soirée! The event is family friendly, focusing on the fun side of Halloween with just the right balance of a few spooky delights! The party includes special attraction overlays, exclusive character meet and greets, speciality entertainment and show offerings, a Halloween parade and fireworks show, trick or treating in the Magic Kingdom and so much more!!

One of my personal favorite experiences was the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular! If you are a fan of the Hocus Pocus film then this is a can’t miss experience! I also loved the enhancement of live actors inside of the Pirates of the Caribbean! Pirates of the Caribbean is one of my favorite rides in all of Magic Kingdom and the element of live actors in the actual ride made it feel like a brand-new experience! I also loved riding the Haunted Mansion during the party! The cast members at the mansion go all out during the party with ghostly makeup and costumes. There is also a Haunted Mansion ghost who sits on the lawn out-front of the mansion telling her story and interacting with the crowd! We stood and watched her for a few minutes after riding the attraction. Her routine as well as her improv with the crowd was hilarious! We loved it!

There are more ride enhancements such as special lighting effects and a music overlay to the Mad Tea Party. Also, you can ride Space Mountain in the pitch black! Another amazing benefit with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is due to the fact that this is a separately ticketed event and there are only so many tickets sold for each night, you are able to enjoy the park with very low crowd levels! This perk alone makes the party so worth it! We were able to enjoy so many rides, most were walk-ons or a 5-minute wait at most. Even the more popular attractions didn’t have more than around a 20-minute wait!

We had the best night during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! It is a definite must-do when coming to Disney during the Halloween season! I vlogged our entire evening and experience at the party! I am excited to share it with you so you can see a bit more of what the party has to offer! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more!

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner to plan your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! Our dedicated and knowledgeable team is passionate about making your vacation dreams come true!

WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs! NEW Autumn-Inspired Food and Beverage Festival at Walt Disney World!

On my most recent visit to Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort my boyfriend and I stopped in Amorette’s Patisserie to grab a sweet treat in between enjoying all of the shopping and entertainment that Disney Springs has to offer! We tried the Mickey Mousse, a Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Dark Chocolate Mousse and White Chocolate Mousse in the shape of Mickey Mouse! The presentation was incredible and the best part… it tasted incredible too!

While we were inside Amorette’s Patisserie a cast member handed us a brochure for WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs! This event is a first for Disney Springs this year! I hadn’t heard about this new event yet and I was so excited by the idea! I am a huge fan of the Epcot festivals such as the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. While this is not quite the same thing, for example the Epcot festivals all have smaller sample size portions and this event features full-size offerings. I predict maybe in the future Disney Springs will start doing more of these type of events, and maybe adapt their own form of a food and wine festival!

Many Disney Springs dining locations are participating in this fun little food festival by creating an autumn inspired dish! Offerings range from harvest tacos, to pumpkin desserts, to hard ciders and autumn-inspired cocktails! There is something for everyone! This festive autumn celebration includes over 14 restaurants and quick service locations throughout Disney Springs! The event began on September 7th and will run through November 6th 2017.

Let’s take a look at the participating Disney Springs locations and what they have to offer during WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs!


  • Harvest Fresh Bowl – a customizable bowl featuring sliced chicken breast, spinach, kale, carrot, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds tossed in a sweet Vidalia onion dressing. Also available as a wrap
  • Apple Cinnamon Sangria – complex flavors abound in this unique sangria featuring Japanese plum wine, orange, and lemon chilled down with frozen apples and finished with a sprinkle of sweet cinnamon

Enzos Hideaway

  • Fall Harvest Soup – roasted apple and winter squash soup with spiced mascarpone cream and spiced candied nuts
  • Pumpkin White Russian – Hangar 1 Vodka, Monin Pumpkin Spice, heavy cream, with a sprinkled sugar rim glass

STK Orlando

  • WonderFall Promo Small Plate – pomegranate chili-glazed shrimp with butternut squash ginger purée and cranberry agrodolce
  • Pinot Grigio, Gabbiano, Delle Venezie, Italy – a light-bodied wine with a long finish that reveals hints of citrus and almonds

Maria & Enzo’s

  • Fabulous Fall Butternut Squash Gnocchi – handmade ricotta gnocchi, roasted butternut squash, parmesan cream sauce, and pumpkin seed pesto
  • Medici Punch – Tuaca, Bulleit Bourbon, with charred cinnamon cider

Morimoto Asia

  • Cantonese Style Crispy Berkshire Pork Belly – autumn 5-spice rub, maple bourbon koshu gastrique, and lychee cranberry chutney
  • Fall All Over – a smooth, decadent blend of Rémy Martin, Averna Amaro, lemon, apricot preserves, and a spritz of cinnamon

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

  • Bavarian Roasted Pork Shanks – tender, bite-sized “pig wings” tossed in an Oktoberfest beer sauce and served with fried spatzle mac and cheese
  • Air Pirate’s Pretzels – Oktoberfest-themed flight of pretzels with spicy German mustard and beer cheese fondue
  • Autumn Smash – fall into the season with Captain Morgan Rum, lemon juice, peach nectar, simple syrup, and a touch of cinnamon

The Boathouse

  • Lucky Dux Oysters – half shell by the piece with green apple Champagne mignonette sauce
  • Bronzed Maple Coffee – whiskey, muddled candy, coffee, and maple whip cream garnished with a dusting of maple powder and candy

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant

  • Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Trart – pumpkin crème brûlée baked in a pastry shell with fried cheesecake bites, caramel toile, and chocolate ganache
  • Pumpkin Baileys Irish Coffee – Baileys pumpkin spice with fresh espresso topped with whipped cream


  • Braised Pork Shoulder – apple cider reduction with autumn spices and cauliflower purée
  • Paddlefish Hard Apple – apple cider, bourbon, and ginger beer, garnished with a cinnamon stick

B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.

  • Smoked Sausage – with beer cheese sauce, bacon, and apple braised red cabbage on a Tuscan roll
  • Stella Artois Apple Cider – clean, crisp, and perfectly balanced with a little peach taste. Delicate apricot notes complement its fresh apple flavor

The Daily Poutine

  • Oktoberfest Poutine – stout gravy, bratwurst sausage, cheese curds, and cilantro
  • Ace Pineapple Cider – a balanced, crisp, natural offering made with fresh pineapple offering a sweet taste and tart finish. This pineapple cider was the first developed in the world

Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Caramel Apricot Cobbler – Verrine with apricot topped with sugared almonds and buttermilk panna cotta
  • Fall Harvest Petit Cake – cinnamon and nutmeg chiffon cake, layered with Calvados salted caramel mousse, cranberry cherry pate de fruit, and roasted hazelnuts
  • Apple Cider Riesling Wine Slushie

The Polite Pig

  • Fall Harvest Taco – apple cranberry-glazed smoked pork belly, soft corn tortilla, pumpkin-apple slaw, pepitas, and picked onions
  • Apple Cider Whiskey Sour – straight rye whiskey, apple cider, lemon, brown sugar, and cinnamon

D-Luxe Burger

  • Apple Whisky Jam and Smoked Sausage Burger – smoked gouda, lettuce tomato, and caramelized onions
  • Pumpkin Shake – Pumpkin, caramel, and graham crackers swirled together for a tasty fall treat

Additional Fall Offerings!

  • 4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck– Pumpkin Spice Churro Balls
  • AristoCrepes– Brie Cheese and Bosc Pear Crepe with Orange Blossom Honey
  • Chicken Guy!– Cinnamon Apple Milkshake
  • Disney’s Candy Cauldron and Goofy’s Candy Co.– Fall-Inspired Treats and Specialty Apples
  • Outdoor Vending Carts– Salted Caramel Pretzels and Pumpkin Churros (select carts only)
  • Sprinkles– Pumpkin Cupcake (Sept 1-30), Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcake (Sept 10-23), Candy Apple Cupcake (Sept 24-Oct 7)

Fall-Inspired Hard Ciders at Dockside Margaritas and Select Outdoor Vending Carts

  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider: This crisp and refreshing cider mixes the sweetness of the apples with a subtle dryness for a balanced cider taste. The fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor make this cider hard to resist.
  • Angry Orchard Rosé Cider: Made with rare, red flesh apples from France. Each apple is crisp, juicy and red to the core, adding an irresistible rosy blush and apple-forward taste with a refreshing dry finish.
  • Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen: Rich, amber-golden color. Deep, inviting, malty nose and bready, wonderful flavor that’s an ode to barley. Medium to big body, with a touch of warming alcohol on the finish.
  • Margarita Cider by 3 Daughters Brewing: Hard cider blended with lime juice and sea salt then aged in tequila barrels for a festive and unique flavor. This semi-sweet apple cider is tart and refreshing and perfect for Florida.
  • Pumpking Imperial Ale by Southern Tier Brewing Co.: This beer gives off hints of pumpkin pie and spice aromas on the nose. Huge flavors of genuine pumpkin pie, nutmeg, and cinnamon come through with a rich and creamy, yet crisp taste.
  • Samuel Adams OctoberFest: The first thing you notice when pouring this seasonal beer is the color. It has a deep golden amber hue which itself is reflective of the fall season. A malt lover’s dream, this beer offers a delicious harmony of flavors.

Be sure to get over to Disney Springs and try some of these festive fall items! I am so excited that Disney Springs is doing a food festival and looking forward to seeing what doors this may open for more events like this to come in the future!

Plan your next visit to Walt Disney World by contacting our knowledgeable team at Kingdom Magic Vacations! We are excited to make your vacation dreams a reality!


Hidden Details “Easter Eggs” at Universal Orlando’s 2018 Halloween Horror Nights!

Something the theme parks do a wonderful job with is putting “Easter eggs” in their attractions. But wait… You may be thinking Easter is still half a year away. You would be right! By Easter eggs we are referring to the details and subtle references in theme park attractions that pay a tribute to or give a reference to another movie or attraction. These “Easter eggs” are common when a new ride replaces an old one. For example, this year saw the opening of Fast and the Furious Supercharged. Fast and the Furious replaced the old Disaster attraction at Universal Studios. In the queue line of Fast and the Furious Supercharged you can spot a jacket hanging over a chair that was part of the costume that the Disaster team members use to wear. These nods are referred to in the theme park world as “Easter Eggs!”

This year there are serval Easter Eggs that can be spotted at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights! As you experience the event, you will find “Easter eggs” created by Universal’s Entertainment team. Universal proudly says their team pours their hearts and souls into every part of the events they put on! Many of these details can be seen at this year’s 2018 Halloween Horror Nights, from homages to past events to secret facts about Universal’s team members, each haunted house and scare zone has a special detail hidden inside!

  • In the Stranger Things haunted house, the wallpaper and bedsheets in Will Byers’ bedroom are replicas to Netflix’s show
  • The heights of Will and Johnathan Byers are marked on the door frame in the kitchen of the Stranger Things haunted house

  • Good Harvest Daycare in Seeds of Extinction is based on the Good Harvest ‘Orfanage’ haunted house from 2010
  • Ultra-Violent Comics, a comic created for Halloween Horror Nights, line a shelf at the entrance to Seeds of Extinction. Each cover is based on a haunted house or character from past events

  • Filipa Moniz Flowers in Seeds of Extinction is based on the lost ship featured in The Forsaken haunted house from 2011
  • There is a raven in Twisted Tradition representing Edgar Allan Poe, who is Show Director Blake Braswell’s favorite poet
  • The infamous and fan-favorite Halloween Horror Nights bear makes a terrifying appearance in ScaryTales: Deadly Ever After
  • The Carey Drive-In at Slaughter Sinema and the Township of Carey sign in Twisted Tradition are a reference to Manager of Entertainment Lora Sauls’ hometown of Carey, Ohio

  • Show Director Charles Gray is featured in the trailer videos outside of Slaughter Sinema
  • In Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces, there is an original song composed by Charles Gray, Show Director, and Anthony Smith, Audio Designer
  • There is an ice cream cart from Vamp 55, a scare zone from 2016, in Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is running on select nights through Nov. 3. There is still time to make it to this event for a frightful good time! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort or to whatever destination you are dreaming of next!

The Top 5 Thing I Tried at The 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! Walt Disney World

This time last week I was in my happy place, Epcot! And not just for a regular visit but a visit during Epcot’s most wonderful time of year, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! Attending the International Food and Wine Festival has become an annual tradition for me and my family! Each year we look forward to seeing what is new on the festival menus and what new experiences Disney will roll out during the event! This year definitely delivered on bringing many new and exciting offerings! Here is a list of my top 5 favorite items that I tried at this year’s 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!

5. The Impossible Burger – Earth Eats

With wasabi cream and spicy Asian slaw on a sesame seed bun

The Impossible Burger is 100% vegan! Curiosity got the best of me and I had to try this item to see if it truly tasted like a real burger. This item made my list because, IT DID! I was shocked it actually had the same charred flavor and consistency that real meat would!


4. Kalua Pork Slider – Hawaii

With sweet and sour Dole Pineapple chutney and spicy mayonnaise

The Kalua Pork Slider from Hawaii is a returning item to the International Food and Wine Festival. This slider has been here for multiple years and it is always brought back by popular demand! Everyone loves this dish! For me it is not a visit to the festival until I have had the slider from Hawaii! The pineapple chutney is what makes this item! You get that perfect mix of savory and sweet and sour!


3. Seared Scallops- The Wine and Dine Studio

With truffled celery root purée, Brussels sprouts, and wild mushrooms

The Seared Scallops from the Wine and Dine Studio are a returning item to the festival. I have gotten the scallops for the last few years and every time it is always a winner! I have always gotten a good batch of scallops every time, they are cooked to perfection! The brussels sprouts and truffles compliment the dish so well!


2. Tropical mimosa – Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar

Sparkling wine, pomegranate, orange and grapefruit juices

The Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar is located inside of the Festival Center at this years festival. It is making it’s festival debut during this 2018 festival. Instantly Food and Wine fans have welcomed it with open arms! I think its safe to assume Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar will be returning again to next years festival! I tried 2 mimosas here, the Key Lime Mimosa and the Tropical Mimosa. I originally thought the Key Lime Mimosa would be my favorite, and it was incredible, however after trying the Tropical Mimosa it earned the spot as my favorite!


1. Teriyaki Chicken Bun – Japan

Steamed Bun filled with chicken, vegetables and a sweet teriyaki sauce

I became a fan of bao buns ever since the time I dined at Nine Dragons, the table-service restaurant in China at Epcot’s World Showcase. During our meal here I had the steamed bun with fish! It was one of my favorite meals of that trip! Since then I have been a fan of bao buns, so when I saw this year during the Food and Wine Festival that Japan was doing a steamed bun I was very intrigued! Let’s just say this did not disappoint! The chicken inside the bao bun is so flavorful, the sweet teriyaki sauce adds a sweet and sour element to this item! I actually got the item a second time during our vacation, thats how much i enjoyed it! Hands down the teriyaki chicken bun has earned the number one spot on my list!

Have you visited the Epcot International Food and Wine festival yet this year?! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner to plan your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort or to wherever you may be dreaming of traveling next! Our knowledgable team is excited to make your vacation dreams a reality!

Doing EVERYTHING in TOY STORY LAND in ONE NIGHT! Hollywood Studios – Walt Disney World

This time last week I was at the Most Magical Place on Earth, Walt Disney World! This vacation was so special, filled with pixie dust and lots of new memories! Let’s be honest though, every Disney trip is! However, every Disney trip is unique and no matter how many times you go every Disney vacation gets remembered for its own special stand out moments. This trip in particular was fill with many of those special picture-perfect, memory making moments! One of these moments was my very first visit to Andy’s backyard! That right, I went to Toy Story Land for my very first time!

Toy Story Land is Disney World’s newest land that just opened at Hollywood Studios this past summer. The land encompasses 3 attractions,

Toy Story Mania

One of these attractions is Toy Story Mania. If you have visited Hollywood Studios in recent years you may be familiar with this one, it has been open for a few years already and the rides success definitely helped pave the way for this new land. Toy Story Mania has received a new queue line that has now rerouted the preexisting attraction into the Toy Story Land!

This new land is also home to 2 BRAND-NEW attractions!

Alien Swirling Saucers

Alien Swirling Saucers is a fun whip style ride based around those little green aliens from the claw machine at Pizza Plant! The ride whips you around all while techno versions of Toy Story songs play!


Slinky Dog Dash Coaster

Hands down the most popular new attraction in Toy Story Land is the Slinky Dog Dash Coaster! With this family coaster, Slinky Dog himself races you through Andy’s backyard and you encounter many of your other favorite Toy’s along the way! The coaster features not 1, but 2 launches! So much FUN!

In addition to the attractions, Toy Story Land is also home to many character meet and greet experiences, fun entertainment offerings and a quick-service dining location – Woody’s Lunchbox.

Wait times in Toy Story Land have been very high. It is best to try to secure a fastpass+ reservation for these new rides, especially for Slinky Dog Dash, this popular coaster typically has the longest wait of all 3 attractions in the land. Grabbing the perfect fastpass+ reservation is something our knowledgeable Travel Planners at Kingdom Magic Vacations are happy to help you with! Our team’s knowledge can help you make the most out of your time on vacation.

When we got off the plane our first day of the trip we had no plans yet for the evening. We were all filled with so much excitement and anticipation to see Toy Story Land we decide to head straight for Hollywood Studios. We were able to secure a fastpass for Toy Story Mania and we planned to hope for the best and try our luck with being able to get on the land’s 2 new attractions. I am excited to report we ended up being able to do everything in Toy Story Land!

As soon as we got to Hollywood Studios we were all starving after a long travel day so our first stop was Woody’s Lunchbox for some food. I was very impressed with the food at this quick service location! The menu features classic comfort foods with a twist! I enjoyed the grilled cheese with a cup of tomato basil soup! It was excellent! Next, we used our fastpass for Toy Story Mania. I enjoyed getting to see the new queue area that connected this old favorite of mine into Toy Story Land. While the ride was the same the new queue made it feel fresh and like a whole new experience!

After our ride on Toy Story Mania, we headed to Alien Swirling Saucers to check out the wait time. At this point it was about an hour from park closing. The line was posted at 40 minutes. We ended up waiting just over 20 minutes to get on the attraction. Something we have noticed is that Disney tends to over project their wait times, especially with these new and popular rides. There is one word to describe Alien Swirl Saucers… FUN! I have to be honest I was excited for this ride but really just expected it to be a basic whip ride. Looking at it from the outside that is exactly what it is. But with the special lighting effects and techno-style Toy Story music, this whip ride is on a whole new level! It is so much fun!

Next we headed straight to Slinky Dog Dash about 20 minutes before the park closed. A tip if you are interested in riding some of the most popular rides such as this one is to wait and hop in line right at the end of the night. This works for multiple reasons. The first being that it is the end of the day and some guests have already left the park. Also many parks such as Hollywood Studios have night time fireworks shows that many people head to watch making the wait times shorter. The third reason to use this tip is that you can jump in line right before park close and as long as you are in line before the official park close they will still take everyone in line! Meaning the park can close at 8:00 and it is a 70-minute wait. As long as you get in line at 7:59 they will still need to take all the guests in the line! This is a wonderful tip so you won’t waste time during the day while you could be doing other things. We used this logic and like I said hopped in line for Slinky dog. The wait was posted at 70 minutes and just like what we experienced at Alien Swirling Saucers, we only had to wait about half that time! We were on the ride within 35 minutes! Not bad for Disney World’s most popular ride! Slinky dog was everything I dreamed it would be and more! New favorite ride!

To see more of my experience of my first time in Toy Story Land, watch our new YouTube Video,

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner to plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World or whatever destination you are dreaming of next!

The Universal Orlando Resort just sold their 20 Millionth Butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

2010, saw the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at the Universal Orlando Resort. It was then that Universal park-goers got to indulge in their very first Butterbeers! This delicious beverage inspired by the drink referenced in the Harry Potter franchise has become an iconic part of guest’s visits to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! This past week after 8 years of Wizarding World fun, Universal made the exciting announcement that they have officially sold their 20 millionth Butterbeer!

Universal has shared that inventing Butterbeer was a true labor of love. Universal’s culinary team worked hard to guarantee that Butterbeer would be 100% authentic to the Wizarding World. The Wizarding World treat has become a true staple of the park and a “rite-of-passage” for everyone who visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

Over the years, the Universal Orlando resort has created additional delicious treats based around that popular Butterbeer flavor. Along with the original cold and frozen varieties of the beverage, there is also Butterbeer soft-served ice cream, fudge, potted cream and the seasonal Hot Butterbeer. However you choose to enjoy your Butterbeer, this Potter classic is the perfect treat for wizards and witches!

Congratulations Universal! Cheers to 20 million more Butterbeers to come! When was the last time you enjoyed a butterbeer? Our knowledgeable team at Kingdom Magic Vacations is excited to help you plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort or to whatever destination you are dreaming of next!

What to Expect from the Stranger Things House at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights!

Fans of Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things have watched their favorite characters concur bullies, first love, and demons beyond their wildest nightmares. It’s your turn to battle the monsters that lurk in the Upside Down world of Stranger Things! You can live the experience of the show in the Stranger Things haunted house at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. To prepare yourself for visiting the Horror Nights house, here are some iconic scenes to get you pumped for your visit.

The Disappearance of Will Byers

Will Byers’ life changed forever when he meet the Demogorgon on his bike ride home from Mike’s house. Inside the Stranger Things house you will experience the same terror Will felt as he was being hunted by the monster. Alone. In his house. In the shed. At night.

Communicating With Christmas Lights

When Joyce was left to her own devices, she used a very unique form of communication with her lost son. Joyce hung Christmas lights above the alphabet written on the patterned wall in her living room and desperately asked Will what she should do. Guest’s visit inside the world of Stranger Things would not be complete without this iconic scene. As the lights flash and flicker, you will feel the same anticipation and fear that Joyce did. It’s only a matter of time before it all breaks loose and two dimensions collide…

The Upside Down

With everybody on the same page, and Eleven confirming that Will is alive, Hopper and Joyce team up to save the boy. The two travel to the Upside Down and find Will alive, but in terrible trouble. Now guests will have the chance to enter this alternate dimension. You will make your way through spores-filled hellscapes and fight your way past invasive vines. You won’t know who or what you may encounter. Get ready to relive your favorite scenes from the first season of Stranger Things!

Do you feel brave enough to face the terrors of Hawkins and the Upside Down? This year’s 2018 Halloween Horror Nights features more haunted houses than ever before! The event runs on selects nights now through November 3rd! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner to plan your next trip to the Universal Orlando Resort!

Watch Sunday Night Football at NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk – Universal Orlando Resort

Weekends are better than every now that Sunday Night Football is back! Looking for a fun way to enjoy the game during your vacation at the Universal Orlando Resort?! How about surrounded by high definition TVs, delicious eats and over 100 beers to pick from. You will find all of this and more at the NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk! Make the NBC Sports Grill & Brew your go-to Sunday Night Football spot from now until December 23!

The NBC Sports Grill & Brew is home to over 100 high definition TVs and all the sports subscriptions you can imagine! You will definitely be able to find all your favorite teams and games! Looking for more of a tailgating experience? NBC Sports Grill & Brew has you cover there too! You can enjoy the game on the huge HD outdoor big screen!

A football watch party would not be complete without one thing… food! NBC Sports Grill & Brew is home to 18 unique appetizers, 11 different burgers, 18 entrées, and so much more to discover! A few stand out items include the jumbo soft pretzels and the loaded chili nachos. Great takes on your classic tailgate food! When you’re ready to wash down all the amazing food you will have over 100 beers to choose from! The perfect way to toast your favorite team!

Bring the whole family to NBC Sports Grill & Brew, there is something for all interests! Inside the restaurant, you can view the brand-new display of authentic NFL helmets. When you are ready to play a game yourself you can enjoy the tabletop versions of foosball and shuffleboard, right at your very own table!

On Friday, Nov. 16 you can experience the Sunday Night Football Bus! The bus will be making it’s stop at Universal CityWalk in front of NBC Sports Grill & Brew before heading to Jacksonville for the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers. During this special event, guests will be able to check out the Bus experiences. Experiences including an interactive players wall, a locker room showcasing team jerseys and helmets and more! A live radio broadcast from NBC Sports Radio will be taking place inside the restaurant during this time! Guests might even get the chance to see a special appearance by the Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders and mascot.

Will you be watching the game from the NBC Sports Grill & Brew? Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel planner to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort!

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