Benefit Sale returns to Downtown Disney to raise funds for United Way


Early-bird shoppers will have a fabulous opportunity Nov. 5 to support Heart of Florida United Way and enjoy discounts on most merchandise at participating Downtown Disney Marketplace stores.Shoppers can purchase a $5 voucher that will serve as their ticket to The Benefit Sale. All proceeds from the voucher sales will go to HFUW and the many health and human service programs it supports throughout Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.“For the second year in a row, Walt Disney World is … [Read more...]

Disney Food Confession – ‘Ohana Bread Pudding (With Recipes)


We have been to Walt Disney World many, many times but until this visit we had never eaten at 'Ohana. It is now on our list of "must do" dining for every trip in the future. The food is amazing, the service is excellent, and the price is right. BUT - let's get to the star of this article, the 'Ohana Bread Pudding dessert.I'm not, by nature, a dessert person and generally the only one I eat at Walt Disney World is the Grapefruit Cake at the Hollywood Brown Derby (yummy by the way). Actually, … [Read more...]

Disney Food Confessions – Mickey Mousse Dome with Recipe

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What is it? Mickey Mousse DomeWhy you want it? Chocolate Overload in the shape of Mickey Mouse!Where can you get it? Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary ResortRecipe:Ingredients 2 cups chilled heavy cream 4 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 package of gelatin, bloomed 7 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), choppedGarnish: Two Chocolate Coins and Oreo CookiesSpecial equipment: an instant-read thermometerMethod of … [Read more...]

News & Events coming to Disney World in November / December 2011


There are 13 days and oodles of ways for guests to enjoy the 16th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in November. The popular 45-day festival, which began Sept. 30, continues through Nov. 13 with a sizzling lineup of 39 Eat to the Beat! concerts and a culinary passport to hundreds of food and beverage flavors from six continents. With three Eat to the Beat! concerts daily (5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.), the hot tickets in November are: Nov. 1: Hanson “Give a Little” Nov. 2-3: The … [Read more...]

Accident Report Released in 2009 Collision of Two Monorails at Walt Disney World Resort


The Accident About 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2009, two monorails  collided on a fixed guideway system referred to as the Epcot beam near the Concourse station within Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The accident occurred when the Pink monorail backed through an improperly aligned switch-beam and struck the Purple monorail. An operator and six passengers were on board the Purple monorail at the time of the collision. The operator was fatally injured; the passengers were … [Read more...]