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    The 3 BIG Updates From Walt Disney World This Week (February 22-February 28, 2015)

    Central Plaza

    This is the weekly news, rumors and refurbishments update for Walt Disney World for the week of February 22, 2015.

    Here are the three biggest updates from around the resort for the past seven days.

    1. The new Central Plaza Gardens are now open at Magic Kingdom

    The Disney Parks Blog has released beautiful images of the Central Plaza Gardens. Having visited the new gardens and walkway myself, I can see a definite improvement and have high hopes for the rest of the Central Plaza construction project.

    Central Plaza

    Central Plaza

    Central Plaza

    Central Plaza

    Central Plaza

    Central Plaza

    Central Plaza

    Central Plaza

    The new Gardens will be used as a Wishes Fastpass+ viewing location at night, but are open to everyone during the day. The artificial turf is a great idea and brings a park feel back to Magic Kingdom Park. There might not be any visible benches, but if you look closely some of the railings are raised and pushed back to provide seating. A clever way to add seating without cluttering the walkways with benches.

    The center of the Central Plaza, including the currently boxed-in Partners Statue is expected to be completed mid-March. The north side of the Central Plaza will be completed before the end of this year.

    2. Dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary and Very Merry Christmas Party are now available.

    Halloween Party

    Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be held during the following dates:

    September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27

    October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31

    November 1

    Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be held during the following nights:

    November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29

    December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18

    Tickets will go on sale in April with pricing announced at a later date.

    3. The menu for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Outdoor Kitchens now available

    Flower and Garden Festival

    The 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will run from March 4 to May 17, 2015. This year’s festival features 12 Outdoor Kitchens.

    Botanas Botànico Seafood Ceviche

    • Cachapa con Queso
    • White Corn Arepa
    • Coconut Tres Leches
    • Polar Beer
    • La Tizana
    • Monte
    • Paschoal Reserve Tannat
    • Monte Paschoal Natural Brut White Sparkling Wine

    Urban Farm Eat

    • Kale Salad
    • Quinoa Vegetable “naanwich”
    • Ghost Pepper dusted Tilapia
    • Cucumber Lemon Spa Water with a sprig of fresh Mint
    • Hess Shirtail Creek Vineyard, Chardonnay
    • King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir
    • Urban Mary
    • Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider

    Pineapple Promenade

    • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney
    • Pineapple Soft-Serve with Sammy’s Beach Bar Red Head Macadamia Nut Flavored Rum
    • or Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
    • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade
    • Berry Tea Cocktail with Twinings Cold-Brewed Mixed Berry Tea
    • Sparkling Pineapple Wine
    • Ace Pineapple Hard Cider

    Jardin de Fiestas

    • Achiote marinated pork taco
    • Veggie Quesadilla
    • Mexican Chocolate Custard
    • Blueberry/Pomegranate Margarita
    • Tecate with Patrón Citrónge
    • Mexican Sangria
    • Tequila Flight

    Lotus House

    • Kung Pao Chicken Bun
    • Beijing Style Candied Strawberries
    • Vegetable Spring Roll
    • Oolong Peach Bubble Tea
    • Kung Fu Punch
    • South Sea Storm
    • Honey Mango Wine Cooler
    • Tsingtao Beer
    • Plum Wine

    Florida Fresh

    • Watermelon Salad
    • Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits
    • Florida Blueberry and Lemon Curd Tart
    • Watermelon Passion Fruit Slush
    • Key Lime Sparkling Wine
    • Blonde Ale
    • Channel Marker Red Ale
    • Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale (Festival exclusive)
    • Jai Alai
    • Beer Flight

    Primavera Kitchen

    • Pinwheel of Mozzarella
    • Prosciutto, Ciabatta Bread
    • Cheese Manicotti
    • Lemon Custard with Raspberries
    • Pinot Grigio
    • Chianti
    • Prosecco
    • Corbinello
    • Moscato
    • Bellini
    • Rossini
    • Frozen Italian Primavera
    • Moretti Lager and La Rossa 

    Espresso, Coffee and Pastries at The American Adventure

    • Chocolate Stout latte featuring Monin chocolate, caramel and hazelnut with milk and espresso
    • Iced Bailey’s latte featuring Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur with milk and espresso over ice

    THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews

    • Pulled Pig Slider
    • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash
    • Smoked Debreziner Sausage
    • “Piggylicious” Bacon Cupcake
    • Floridian Hefeweizen
    • Category 3 IPA
    • Maple Bacon Stout
    • Billy’s Chilies
    • Beer Flight
    • The Original Rib Shack Red Wine
    • Frozen Lemonade
    • Frozen Lemonade with Palm Ridge Reserve Whiskey
    • R.C. Sweet Tea made with Twinings Cold-Brewed English Classic Tea


    • Frushi
    • Teriyaki Curry Bun
    • Salmon Sushi
    • Kirin Draft
    • Yuzu Plum
    • Wine Slush
    • Strawberry Nigori
    • Karatamba Sake

    Taste of Marrakesh

    • Harissa Chicken Kebab
    • Falafel Pocket with cucumber tomato salad and Tahini Sauce
    • Pistachio Baklava
    • Desert Rose
    • White Sangria
    • Guerrouane Red
    • Mint Iced Tea

    Fleur de Lys

    • Parisian style dumpling with vegetables and mushrooms
    • Pulled Duck confit, with garlic and parsley potatoes
    • Large Strawberry marshmallow macaron
    • Ice Pop Peach Grand Marnier Cocktail
    • La Vie en Rose St-Germain Vodka Slush
    • Kir Imperial with Sparkling Wine and Chambord Liquor
    • Beer Kronenbourg Blanc 1664