Disney After Hours, the popular hard ticket event that debuted a couple of years ago, has been extended. The following dates have been added along with the following event times:
- Monday December 3: 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
- Monday December 10: 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
- Monday January 7: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Thursday January 17: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Thursday January 24: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Monday January 28: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Thursday February 7: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Thursday February 14: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
- Thursday February 28: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Thursday March 7: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
My most recent written review of Disney After Hours is available here. You’ll also find quite a few tips on how to maximize your time should you choose to participate.
The website had the “pleasure” of reviewing more than 200 items at this year’s Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. Below, you’ll find an index of these reviews along with the menu at each Marketplace, starting with Islands of the Caribbean on the walk to Mexico and continuing around World Showcase in a clockwise fashion before visiting the Future World Marketplaces. For each Marketplace, I’ve also included a picture of my favorite item, mostly to help break up each review. To the right of each food/cocktail item’s price, you’ll see two numbers in bold representing my rating first on taste and then on value. The best value propositions on wine/beer are also italicized. Of course, tastes differ, as does the quality of the dishes served throughout the Festival. I might have been served a fresh dish made by a competent chef, while yours ends up being the very last of a thousand meatballs served that day. But the following should offer a pretty good idea about what to expect from the Festival’s many offerings.
- Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli – $5.25 8/7
- Jerk-spiced Chicken Lollipop with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt – $5.50 8/7
- Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce – $3.75 5/6
- Red Stripe Lager – $4.25
- Caribbean White Sangria – $5.00
- Frozen Mojito – $9.50 2/2
We finish up our look at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Marketplaces located outside of the Festival Center with Taste Track, which situates itself basically right across from Test Track’s exit/giftshop.
For years, Taste Track was basically the RadioShack of Epcot – just because they’re open today doesn’t mean they’re going to be open tomorrow. During Food and Wine, it should be open from 11am-9pm daily.
We pick things up on our Frontierland rope drop in…Frontierland of all places. It’s Tuesday August 28, 2018 at 10:22am. You’ll find Part One of this post here in case you missed it or would like a refresher.
So far, I’ve accomplished:
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: 9:08am – 9:25am
- Splash Mountain: 9:26am – 9:47am
- Jungle Cruise: 9:52am – 10:19am
Three rides. Two thousand words.
If I wanted to stay in the Adventureland/Frontierland area, then it would make sense to visit Pirates of the Caribbean next, followed by The Magic Carpets of Aladdin. At that point, I could move on to some FastPass+ priorities or visit Enchanted Tiki Room, Swiss Family Treehouse, and Country Bear Jamboree.
Our Magic Kingdom culinary tour of delight continues after enjoying(?) a number of items in Part One. That included the Jalapeno Popper Hot Dog and Vegan Loaded-slaw Dog from Casey’s Corner, in addition to a secret menu item that you might actually want to order at Cosmic Ray’s.
This time around, we’ll be focusing on Fantasyland, with stops at Prince Eric’s Village Market and Pinocchio Village Haus, before moving on to see if there’s anything interesting in Adventureland. Since trying 14 items over the span of three hours isn’t enough.