1.Reservations Open for Afternoon Tea at Disney's Beach Club Resort
This is a great way to spend some quiet, elegant time at one of Disney's deluxe resorts. Afternoon tea a the beautiful Crescent Solarium. Available dates currently February 11-14, February 18-21, March 24-29, May 5-8, June 16-19 and September 1-5. You will have several different tea services to choose from and they all feature a variety of small bites in addition to choice of beverage.
~Sea Side Park Tea
The first course features a selection of Artisan cheeses and seasonal accompaniments, second course is petite sandwiches and canapes on house made breads, third course is scones served with clotted cream, lemon crud and seasonal jam. The finale consists of house made pastries and tea cookies. Accompanied by your choice of loose leaf tea.
~Sandy Cove Tea
The first course features petit sandwiches and canapes on house made breads, second course features scones with cream, lemon curd and seasonal jams, house made pastries and tea cookies will be the finale. This is served with your choice of tea.
~Prince Cove Tea
The first course features house made charcuterie and cheese plate, second course is scones served with cream, lemon curd and seasonal jams. Finale is house made pastries and tea cookies. This is served with your choice of tea.
~Short Sands Beach Tea
Guests 3 to 9 can enjoy a special tea as well. The first course is an assortment of tea sandwiches (shaped like Mickey Mouse) second course would be scone served with clotted cream, lemon curd and seasonal jam, finale is chocolate chip cookies. This is served with a special "dark tea" aka, chocolate milk.
If you are interested in booking one of these elegant afternoon teas, please contact your Dream Maker and we will be happy to do this for you.
For many years the BBB has been on every little girls wish list, now they have opened up reservations to now include young princes. Starting September 19th, 2016 the boys can now get in on the action as well with the new "Knight Package" Princes 3 and up will get the royal treatment from his very own "Fairy Godmother-in-Training" with colorful hair gel, confetti and of course he will need his own sword and shield to make his royal transformation complete.
Your Dream Maker would be happy to make a reservation for your young Knight.
3. Disney Cruise Line released a 50% off deposit
Now through March 27, 2016, your Clients can take half off the required deposit when they book a Disney cruise of 7-nights or longer for departures between August and December 2016.
With sailings from a variety of ports, there are so many convenient options for your Clients to choose from – from a tropical 7-night Disney cruise to the Caribbean or Bahamas to exciting itineraries in Europe, Alaska and beyond.
4. 90 Days of Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival
As we shared a few months ago on Disney Travel News, the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival will return to Walt Disney World® Resort March 2-May 30, 2016 – expanding from 75 to 90 days. Here’s a look at what’s new as the festival celebrates its 23rd year!
New culinary creations at the festival’s Outdoor Kitchens will introduce fresh variety and flavor to the offerings at a record 13 festival kiosks surrounding the World Showcase Promenade. This year, La Isla Fresca takes you to the Caribbean for authentic bites, including Jamaican Braised Beef with Pigeon-Pea Rice and Jerk-Spiced Grouper or Chicken with Mango Salsa. And, at the new Cider House, a Field Greens salad with greens harvested at The Land pavilion, heirloom apples, Stilton cheese and dried blueberries will pair well with blueberry hard cider from Plant City, Florida.
At the park entrance, the first-ever Huey, Dewey and Louie topiaries will feature floral interpretations of Donald’s mischievous nephews inspired by the 1943 Donald Duck comic book called “The Victory Garden.”
A new hands-on Harmony Gardens musical playground will debut featuring Disney’s Fab Five topiaries of “band leader” Mickey Mouse, as well as Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck. With the playground’s interactive drums, chimes and xylophones, kids can create their own musical sounds.
And, as in previous years, each weekend at the Festival Center, you can dig in for a complimentary hands-on Gardening Seminar experience as you get tips from experts on a broad range of topics.
Plus, the Garden Rocks concert series returns with music spanning four decades. Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice, BRIAN HOWE, former lead singer of Bad Company, Georgia Satellites and Darlene Love make their Festival debut this year. Here’s the lineup (subject to change without notice):
- March 4-6 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
- March 11-13 – Starship starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
- March 18-20 – Little River Band “Reminiscing”
- March 25-27 – Village People “Y.M.C.A.”
- April 1-3 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am”
- April 8-10 – The Guess Who “American Woman”
- April 15-17 – NEW! Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
- April 22-24 – NEW! BRIAN HOWE, former lead singer of Bad Company “Can’t Get Enough”
- April 29-May 1 – NEW! Georgia Satellites “Keep Your Hands to Yourself”
- May 6-8 – Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy”
- May 13-15 – NEW! Darlene Love “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home”
- May 20-22 – Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
- May 27-30 (Monday) – The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”
Please note Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is included in regular Epcot admission.