Sweetheart’s Nite takes place at Disneyland on January 31, 2023. As well as February: 2,5,7,9,14 and 16. It is a special ticketed Disneyland After Dark event. The event is already sold out.

The treats available during Sweethearts’ Nite include:

MAIN STREET, USA

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

Strawberry Shortcake Sundae

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

Chocolate Strawberry Stuffed Croissant

Cherry Tree Lane

Waffle-e Cute Monte

Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake

Refreshment Corner

Kiss-tachio Pistachio Pretzel

Plaza Inn

Lady and the Tramp-Inspired Dinner for Two

Peach-Blood Orange Spritz

Castle Churro Cart

Strawberry Cheesecake Churro

ADVENTURELAND

Tropical Hideaway

Blood Orange Agua Float

NEW ORLEANS SQUARE

Harbour Galley

Fresh baked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fruity Cereal Milk

New Orleans Square Churro Cart

Chocolate & Strawberry Churro

French Market

Heart-shaped Beef Short Rib Ravioli

Mint Julep Bar

Heart-shaped Beignets dusted with White Chocolate Powder

Berry Compote Dipping Sauce

Cafe Orleans

Prix-Fixe Menu with choice of:

Appetizer:

Sausage & Potato Leek Soup

Crudite

Panzanella Salad

Entree:

Chicken & Pork Belly Pappardelle

Braised Short Rib Ravioli

Crab Gnocchi

Trofie Pesto Pasta

Spaghetti with Marinara

Mac & Cheese

Gnocchi with Pepper Cream Sauce

Dessert:

Passion Fruit Lemon Meringue Tart

Creme Brulee

CRITTER COUNTRY

Hungry Bear Restaurant

Bear-ia Loaded Streak Fries

Tres Leches Mini Funnel Cake for Two

Frozen Strawberry Tea

Critter Country Churro Cart

Chocolate & Strawberry Churro

FRONTIERLAND

Rancho Del Zocalo Restaurante

“Al Pastor” is my Love Language

Chicken Flautas

Mickey Mouse Succulent Parfait

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Stage Door Cafe

Mine & Yours Chocolate Strawberry Funnel Cakes

Golden Horseshoe

Slue Foot Sue Sundae

Frontierland Pretzel Cart

Strawberry Cheesecake Pretzel with Strawberry Dipping Sauce

FANTASYLAND

Red Rose Taverne

Croque Monsieur Sandwich

Frozen Strawberry Tea

Fantasyland & “it’s a small world’ Churro Carts

Strawberry Churro with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

TOMORROWLAND

Galactic Grill

Planetary Land & Seas Loaded Fries

Raspberry Sorbet Sparking Punch

Frozen Strawberry Tea

Tomorrowland Churro Cart

Strawberry Cheesecake Churro

Tomorrowland Pretzel Cart

Kiss-tachio Raspberry Pretzel

Sweetheart’s Nite also has a Valentine’s themed popcorn bucket, which can be purchased for $18.25 at select popcorn carts.

Magic Key holder can also pick up a special valentine keepsake at Star Wars Launch Bay.

There are three items exclusive to Sweethearts’ Nite available for purchase: a shirt for $39.99, an ornament for $19.99 and a magnet for $14.99.

Garden Rocks Concert Series at the 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Get ready to rock! Walt Disney World has announced an exciting music lineup for the Garden Rocks concert series at Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival. 

The event runs from March 1st – July 5th, 2023. Guests can find popular classic rock, country, and pop bands performing live at America Gardens Theatre. The concerts are included with regular park admission, but you can secure front row seats with the Garden Rocks Dining Package, which you can start making dining reservations for on February 9th.

Check out the full music lineup and dates!

  • March 3-4 – Journey former lead vocalist STEVE AUGERI
  • March 5-6 – Daughtry
  • March 10-11 – Tommy DeCarlo
  • March 12-13 – Smash Mouth
  • March 17-18 – Mike DelGuidice
  • March 19-20 – Blue Oyster Cult – NEW
  • March 24-25 – Berlin
  • March 26-27 – The Pointer Sisters
  • March 31 – Luis Figueroa – NEW
  • April 1-2 – Piso 21 – NEW
  • April 3 – TBD
  • April 7-8 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
  • April 9-10 – Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
  • April 16-17 – Switchfoot – NEW
  • April 21-22 – A Flock of Seagulls
  • April 23-24 – Jo Dee Messina
  • April 28-29 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett, The Voice Of Player
  • April 30, May 1 – Kool and the Gang
  • May 5-8 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • May 12-15 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • May 19-20 – A.J. Croce: Croce Plays Croce – NEW
  • May 21-22 – Casting Crowns – NEW
  • May 26-27 – Jason Scheff, longtime lead singer of Chicago – NEW
  • May 28-29 – Rick Springfield
  • June 2-5 – Plain White T’s
  • June 9-10 – The Spinners
  • June 11-12 – The Commodores
  • June 16-17 – Vertical Horizon
  • June 18-19 – Tony Orlando
  • June 23-26 – Simple Plan
  • June 30, July 1 – Living Colour
  • July 2-3 – Wang Chung

The festival features a variety of activities, including gardening workshops, topiary displays featuring favorite Disney characters, and outdoor kitchens offering seasonal cuisine and beverages. We look forward to attending it next month!

During the month of February, Disney honors Black heritage and culture with Celebrate Soulfully.

Both coasts bring these delicious flavors and traditions to the plate and glass for people of all ages and backgrounds to join in on the soulful celebration.

Here’s all the menu items to try this February!

Shrimp and Grits, Peach Cobbler Donut
Disneyland Resort 
Disneyland Park 
Cafe Orleans (Available Feb. 1 through 28) 
  • Shrimp & Grits: Andouille-fava relish, cheesy grits, and shrimp sauce (New) 
Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe (Available Feb. 1 through 28; mobile order available)
  • Peach Cobbler Donut: Vanilla-dipped donut filled with peach compote, topped with a cinnamon sugar puff (New) 
Southern BBQ Platter
River Belle Terrace (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Southern BBQ Platter: Brisket, fried chicken, burnt ends pork belly, mashed potatoes, baked beans, slaw, and a house-baked biscuit (New) 
Fried Chicken Bowl and Red Velvet Bundt Cake
Troubadour Tavern 
  • Fried Chicken Bowl: Spicy honey-glazed fried chicken served with four-cheese mac ‘n cheese, smoked turkey collard greens, and sweet potato cornbread (Available Feb.18 and Feb. 25 only; mobile order available) (New) 
  • Red Velvet Bundt Cake with chocolate mousse, cream cheese frosting, and chocolate chips (Available Feb.18 and Feb. 25 only; mobile order available) (New) 
Simba Popcorn Bucket
Fantasyland Popcorn Cart and Troubadour Tavern 
  • Simba Popcorn Bucket (mobile order available)
Baked Andouille Mac & Cheese and Spiced Fizz
Hotels of the Disneyland Resort 
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa 
Hearthstone Lounge (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Baked Andouille Mac & Cheese: Pasta with white cheese sauce, chopped herbs and Andouille sausage (New) 
  • Apricot Manhattan: Uncle Nearest 1884 Whiskey, Giffards Abricot du Roussillon, and Amaro Nonino garnished with maraschino cherries (New) 
  • Spiced Fizz: Hanson of Sonoma Habanero Vodka, ginger beer, lime juice and raspberry syrup garnished with raspberries and a Lime wedge (New)
Downtown Disney District
College Boy Cheesesteaks (Available Feb. 9 – Mar. 5)
  • Black-owned food truck College Boy Cheesesteaks will serve up Philly Cheesesteaks from local Philadelphians
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
  • Peach Pie Old Fashioned: Whiskey, peach liquor, bitters, and brown sugar garnished with a peach slice
Wings ’N Waffles (Available Feb. 9 – Mar. 5)
  • Black-owned food truck Wings ‘n Waffles will serve up delicious sandwiches, plates, and more
Gumbo and South African Hot Dog
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney’s Hollywood Studios 
ABC Commissary (Available Feb. 1 through 28) 
  • Gumbo: Chicken, Andouille sausage, okra, and seasonings simmered in chicken stock served over rice (New)
Dockside Diner (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • South African Hot Dog: South African boerie topped with sweet and spicy chakalaka relish on a brioche bun served with house-made chips (New) 
Tiana's Mardi Gras Milkshake and Poulet Mariner Au Four
Hollywood Scoops (Available Feb. 1 through Mar. 31) 
  • Tiana’s Mardi Gras Milkshake: Cinnamon vanilla milkshake topped with a Mardi Gras king cake doughnut (New)
Hollywood & Vine 
  • Poulet Mariner Au Four (Baked Marinated Chicken): Baked chicken marinated in assorted spices served with red and green peppers and onions. This dish was created by our cast members at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to celebrate Haitian Flag Day and is now featured on the Hollywood & Vine buffet for guests to enjoy!
Sweet Potato Lunch Box Tart
Woody’s Lunch Box (Available Feb. 1 through 28) 
  • Sweet Potato Lunch Box Tart with cinnamon-brown sugar icing, toasted marshmallows, and pecans (New) 
50’s Prime Time Cafe 
  • Shrimp & Grits: Creole-seasoned shrimp with peppers and onions served over cheese grits
Creole Smoked Sausage Sandwich and The Ginger Whiskey
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 
Flame Tree BBQ (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Creole Smoked Sausage Sandwich: Smoked Andouille sausage on a roll with piccadilly relish and stewed black-eyed peas (New) 
  • Soul Cupcake: Vanilla cake with bananas foster filling, vanilla marshmallow buttercream, Joe Gardner white chocolate medallion, edible paper music notes, and multi color crispy pearls 
Nomad Lounge (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • The Ginger Whiskey: A cocktail featuring Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey with notes of ginger and brown sugar (New) 
Soul Cupcake
Pizzafari and Restaurantosaurus (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Soul Cupcake: Vanilla cake with bananas foster filling, vanilla marshmallow buttercream, Joe Gardner white chocolate medallion, edible paper music notes, and multi color crispy pearls 
Spiced Shrimp & Grits and Peach Cobbler Whiskey Cake

Tiffins Restaurant

  • Spiced Shrimp & Grits: Spicy shrimp & corn grits with bacon jam and crispy radish 
  • Peach Cobbler Whiskey Cake: Peach cobbler cake, honey vanilla bean ice cream, and brown butter whiskey caramel (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • The Ginger Whiskey: A cocktail featuring Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey with notes of ginger and brown sugar (New) (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
Braised Collard Greens with smoked bacon and Harira Soup
Tusker House 
  • Braised Collard Greens with smoked bacon (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Jollof Rice with Plant-based Sausage 
  • Harira Soup
Dawa Bar, Restarauntosaurus Lounge, and Thirsty River Bar (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Mint Julep: Pineapple mint julep
Tiana Banana Pudding
EPCOT 
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
  • Tiana Banana Pudding
Coral Reef Restaurant 
  • Shrimp & Grits: Sautéed shrimp, cheddar grits, local corn succotash, andouille sausage, and Creole spice emulsion 
Fife & Drum
  • Half Note Float: Layered Fanta Wild Cherry, Minute Maid Lemonade, and Fanta Blue Raspberry Slushy with vanilla ice cream and Half Note White Chocolate
Magic Kingdom Park 
Cinderella’s Royal Table 
  • Select wines from McBride Sisters Wine Company (a Black-owned and female-led wine company), including:
    • McBride Sisters Sparkling Brut Rosé, Hawke’s Bay
    • McBride Sisters Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough                        
    • McBride Sisters Chardonnay, Central Coast   
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
  • Kungaloosh! African-inspired chocolate cake with caramelized bananas and cashew-caramel ice cream topped with coffee dust 
  • Golden Haze Margarita: Crafted with Teremana Blanco Tequila, a brand owned by Dwayne Johnson, this cocktail also features Grand Marnier Liqueur, smoked chili bitters, lime, and agave.
Disney Springs 
Amorette’s Patisserie (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Soul Petit Cake: Chocolate chiffon cake, dark chocolate mousse, raspberry pate de fruit, raspberry mousse, and white chocolate crispy pearls
B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Chicken Jambalaya Dog: Chicken jambalaya dog with smoked sausage, roasted corn, lemon caper aïoli, and Tuscan roll (New) 
Royal Sunset
Dockside Margaritas and Outdoor Bars (available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Royal Sunset: Empress 1908 Gin, grapefruit juice, cane sugar, and cherries
House of Blues (available Feb. 1 through Mar. 1)
  • Celebrate Soulfully Specials: Featuring two beers (pilsner and IPA) from Green Bench Brewing, Florida’s only Black-owned brewery and chardonnay from Brown Estates, Napa Valley’s first Black-owned estate winery
Chicken on the Egg and Fried Sweet Potato Pie
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Chicken on the Egg: Buttermilk fried chicken, deviled eggs, and hot honey sauce
  • Fried Sweet Potato Pie: Sweet potato-filled pastry, spiced cinnamon sugar, maple bourbon sauce, and roasted pecan crumble
Poutine (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken Poutine with sweet ‘n’ hot jerk marinated chicken, pineapple salsa, scotch bonnet aïoli, and fries (New) 
The Ganachery (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Soulful Pralines: Pecan pralines enrobed in our custom dark chocolate “jazzed” up with some chocolate musical instruments and decor featuring Joe from Disney and Pixar’s animated film Soul
Local Green Orlando Food Truck
  • Delicious vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian menu items made with love and soul including the Monsta Shrimp Burger, Rappers Delight Salmon Philly, and more
  • For a limited time during the month of February, visit the Local Green Orlando Food Truck near the entrance to Orange Garage
The Polite Pig (available Jan. 31 through Feb. 28)
  • The Soulfully Chef Special: Fried pork belly, beef empanadas, and pikliz

Vivoli Il Gelato (available Jan. 16 through Feb. 28)
  • Candied Yam Cannoli: A crispy Italian shell filled with a sweet cream of ricotta cheese and candied yams topped with pecans
  • Carver’s Peanut Butter Explosion: Peanut butter milkshake with a chocolate drizzle, whipped cream, and a chocolate peanut butter cake on top

Walt Disney World Resorts 

Available at Various Resorts (Available Feb. 1 through 28)

  • Southern Fried Chicken Bowl: Fried chicken thighs, candied sweet potatoes, rice, smoked collards, mac and cheese, and a corn muffin (New) Available at the following: 
    • World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    • Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort 
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 
    • Everything POP at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter 
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside 
Banana Pudding Cheesecake
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort 
World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, and End Zone Food Court (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Banana Pudding Cheesecake: Banana cheesecake with vanilla pudding, vanilla wafer crust, and a brûléed banana (New)
Sanaa Spiced Shrimp
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge 
Sanaa (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Sanaa Spiced Shrimp: Benne seed-spiced shrimp, creamy pap, stewed okra, boerewors, and charred corn kachumbari (New) 
Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Contempo Café (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese: Four cheese baked macaroni and cheese (New) 
Whiskey Tart
Barcelona Lounge (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Whiskey Tart: Orange-cardamom infused cake, dark chocolate mousse, and diplomat cream infused with Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Premium Whiskey with a candied orange garnish (New)
Comeback Chocolate Cake
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter 
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Comeback Chocolate Cake: Slice of German-style chocolate cake with a salty pecan-coconut topping (New)
Berry Beignet
Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge (Available beginning Feb. 1)
  • Berry Beignet: Mickey-shaped beignet with fresh mixed berry compote, house-made Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Premium Whiskey caramel sauce, mint, and powdered sugar (New) 
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside 
Riverside Mill Food Court (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Comeback Chocolate Cake: Slice of German-style chocolate cake with a salty pecan-coconut topping (New)
Golden Cocktail
Various Signature Restaurants and Lounges Across Resorts Including:
Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, Cítricos, Jiko-The Cooking Place, and Yachtsman Steakhouse (Available Feb. 1 through Mar. 30) 
  • Golden Cocktail: Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Premium Whiskey, pineapple juice, almond, agave, and aromatic bitters (New) 
Soulful Sunday Dinner and Traditional Pound Cake
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa 
The Artist’s Palette (Available Feb. 1 through 28)
  • Soulful Sunday Dinner: A traditional soul food dinner of barbeque chicken with collard greens, black eye peas, and house-made cornbread (available Sundays in Feb.) (New) 
  • Traditional Pound Cake: A slice of classic vanilla pound cake (New) 
Tiana Praline Cupcake
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts 
The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace (Available Feb. 1 through Mar. 30)
  • Tiana Praline Cupcake: Vanilla cupcake filled with pecan praline filling, vanilla buttercream, and chocolate décor (New) 
Pineapple Mule
Various Pool Bars and Table Service Locations Across Resorts Including Geyser Point, Banana Cabana, Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge, Boatwright’s Dining Hall, Olivia’s Café, Turf Club Bar & Lounge, Outer Rim, Hurricane Hanna’s, Boma – Flavors of Africa, Oasis Pool Bar, and many more! (Available Feb 1. through Mar. 30)
  • Pineapple Mule: Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Premium Whiskey, Hella Cocktail Co. ginger bitters, pineapple juice, ginger beer, and mint

We’re very excited for all the ways to celebrate soulfully this February at Disney!

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk officially opened on Friday, January 27, 2023.

To kick off the big day, the Emporium invited the media to try a number of items from the expansive menu.

Check out a few items sampled at the media event.

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Universal Hollywood CityWalk had a soft opening on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, ahead of their official opening.

Toothsome took over a spot that was formerly Hard Rock Cafe; In November 2022, the scaffolding was taken down with the exterior completed.

Universal Passholders can get 15% off their meal.

There are plenty of appetizers, including their famous warm chocolate almond bread and truffle fries.

The menu also features salads, soups, flatbread, sandwiches, hamburgers, pasta, entrees that include salmon, short ribs, steak and more. The brunch menu includes waffles, french toast, quiche and crepes.

The milkshake and dessert menu features specialty milkshakes, sundaes and a number of other treats.

Menu items can be customized vegan or gluten free.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium also has a shop where guests can buy merchandise and specialty chocolates.

There are two other Toothsome Chocolate Emporium locations: Universal Orlando Resort and one in Beijing, China.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway inside Toontown at Disneyland Resort officially opened on Friday, January 27, 2023.

The rides is described on Disneyland’s website as a ‘wild and wacky adventure through Mickey and Minnie’s madcap cartoon world.’

The website further describes the ride: ‘Step into the whimsical world of a Mickey Mouse short and hitch a ride on Engineer Goofy’s train.’

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto are the characters included in the ride.

The date is also the start of Disney’s 100 Years (D100) of Wonder Celebration at Disneyland.

Toontown is still under constructions, set to open March 8.

Toontown closed one year prior, on March 9, 2022 to undergo construction for Mickey and Minnie’s Railway.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway debuted at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in March 2020.

Disneyland Resort also features Disney 100 decor, including a large banner and Flora, Fauna and Merryweather – from Sleeping Beauty.

There is also a large Mickey Mouse statue on Main Street inside Disneyland with the quote: ‘It All Started With A Mouse.’

A Minnie Mouse statue is located near Sleeping Beauty Castle as well.

Downtown Disney features a large Mickey Mouse statue and a number of Disney 100 signage.

Toy Story Land: Roundup Rodeo BBQ Menu and Opening Date

Get ready for a new dining experience in Toy Story Land! Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open March 23, 2023 at Walt Disney World.

Guests can expect to find all their favorite characters from the Toy Story film franchise throughout the restaurant including Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Jessie, Trixie, Bo Peep and her Sheep, the little Green Alien Men, and more.

At Roundup Rodeo BBQ, Andy has created a new rodeo arena for all of his favorite toys, featuring game pieces and iconic “Toy Story” characters, stickers and more. Imagineers worked closely with Disney Pixar Animation Studios to bring the space to life, developing unique designs and artwork that can only be found in the restaurant.

When guests step into Roundup Rodeo BBQ, they become Andy’s honorary toys. Arriving in the dining room, they enter a scene depicting a toy rodeo in full swing and come face-to-face with life-size figures. Jessie and Trixie take the reins in the first dining space, while Bo Peep and her sheep command center stage in the second.

Let’s take a look at their menu!

Start with the Prospector’s Homemade Cheddar Biscuits served with sweet pepper jelly. They’re so delicious you might be tempted to fill up on them but be sure to save room for all the delicious grub comin’ to the table!

Fresh, delicious salads for all to enjoy!

  • Tomato Salad: Tomatoes, cucumbers, and pickled red onions tossed in a white balsamic vinaigrette and garnished with fresh dill (plant-based)
  • Rex’s Romaine and Kale Salad: Romaine and kale mixed with green apples, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries tossed with green goddess dressing
  • Watermelon Salad: Cubed watermelon garnished with freshly torn mint leaves (plant-based)

Enjoy a hearty serving of house-smoked meats, including: 

  • Evil Dr. Smoked Ribs: Fall-off-the-bone pork ribs, slow-cooked for hours in our onsite smokehouse 
  • Buttercup’s Beef Brisket: Hand-sliced beef brisket, smoked then slow-cooked to juicy perfection
  • There’s a Sausage in My Boot: Spiced pork sausage fire-grilled over live oak to give it an added kick 
  • BBQ Chicken – with Style! Chicken brined for 48 hours, rubbed with our secret backyard BBQ spice and smoked to tender juiciness

Savory plant-based offerings are available upon request:

  • Slow-smoked Cauliflower topped with sweet harissa drizzle and crunchy walnut gremolata 
  • Oven-roasted “Bratwurst” that is tender and juicy, sliced to perfection
  • Impossible “Rib Chop” seasoned with spices, then roasted and glazed with sweet BBQ sauce and skewered on a sugar cane “bone”

All entreés served with an assortment of sweet, traditional, and spicy BBQ sauces.

Choose four of the following sides for the table:

  • The Married Spuds: Loaded potato barrels drizzled with green goddess dressing, cheese sauce, and seasoned BBQ spices
  • Force Field Fried Pickles: Jumbo pickle spears coated with a dill-flavored breading and fried to perfection
  • Slinky Doooooooooog Mac & Cheese: Spiral pasta in a creamy house-made cheese sauce topped with crumbled cheddar crackers 
  • Buckin’ Baked Beans: A traditional BBQ picnic favorite (plant-based)
  • Cowpoke Corn on the Cob: Grilled and seasoned with a chili-lime spice blend, cilantro, cotija cheese, and lime juice
  • Mean Old Potato Salad: Homestyle with red-skinned potatoes
  • Veggie Slaw: Crunchy shredded veggie slaw that is a summertime favorite! (plant-based)
  • Campfire-roasted Vegetables: A variety of roasted seasonal vegetables (plant-based)

These perfectly portioned chuckwagon desserts offer a sweet take on the BBQ picnic classics. 

Choose from a selection for the table:

  • Cupcake à la Forky: Forky is up to something sweet! A classic chocolate cake with a gooey chocolate ganache center topped with velvety graham cracker buttercream and a sugar cookie
  • Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake: An iconic creamy dessert that balances the tanginess of the cheesecake with the natural sweetness of blueberries and lemon
  • Billy’s Chocolate Silk Pie: Layers of graham cracker crust and silky chocolate mousse topped with chantilly cream
  • Goat’s Apple Pie: A picnic classic! Tart apples and warm pie spices balance perfectly with the creamy sweet filling under a crumble crust
  • Gruff’s Peach-Strawberry Pie: With its silky sweet peaches and tartness of strawberries, this dessert is a fruit-centric delight! (plant-based)

An assortment of craft cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages will have you feeling nostalgic for backyard picnics on warm summer days. 

Grown-up Craft Cocktails:

  • Snake Eye Margarita: Inspired by a summertime BBQ featuring watermelon, smoke, and a bit of spice! 
  • Rum Punch: Rum punch with vibrant flavors of passion fruit and pineapple finished with a smoky spiced garnish
  • Chocolate with a Grown-up Twist: A blend of chocolate rum, horchata liqueur, cocoa, and flavors of toasted marshmallow
  • Frozen Peanut Butter & Jelly: A fun frozen twist on the classic peanut butter & jelly featuring peanut butter whiskey 
  • Whiskey Lemonade: A fresh take on a strawberry lemonade made with Tennessee whiskey and Italian bitter aperitif
  • The Rodeo Mule: A classic “patio sipper,” this mule mixes vodka with fresh juices and ginger beer

A selection of beer, hard cider, and wines by the glass are available.

Nonalcoholic offerings:

  • Molly’s Frozen Iced Tea: A frosty concoction with iced tea and citrus flavors
  • Frozen Cocoa: A frozen blend of cocoa and vanilla topped with miniature marshmallows
  • Partysaurus Tex: Strawberry lemonade is even more fun when you garnish it with gummy worms!

Check back to for dates to start booking reservations for this fun rodeo restaurant Andy has built for his pals. Toy Story Land is going to be a great place to dine when the new restaurant opens March 23rd at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

The Lunar New Year returned to Disneyland Resort on January 20, 2023. It will run through February 15. The celebration takes place at Disney California Adventure Park.

Guests can purchase a Sip and Savor Pass for the Lunar New Year Marketplace, which can be used from January 20 through February 15, 2023. The Sip and Savor pas is $45 for non-Magic Key holders and $42 for Magic Key Holders. The Sip and Savor pass has six tabs.

The Lunar New Year festivities celebrates Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cultures.

The dining options are located in Paradise Gardens at Disney California Adventure Park at a number of marketplaces:

-Bamboo Blessings – (New)

-Mickey Mouse-shaped Hot Dog Bun

-Lucky Flight

-Mickey Mouse shaped Purple Sweet Potato Macaron

-Prosperity Flight

-Wrapped with Love – (New)

-Pork and Shrimp Wontons

-Bok Choy & Mushroom Dumplings (plant based)

-Pineapple Baijiu Cocktail

-Grapefruit-Melon Wine Cocktail

-Lucky 8 Lantern

-Quesabirria Egg Roll with Guajillo Pepper Consome

-Mandarin Mousse

-Coconut-Lavender Matcha Foal Iced Coffee

-Prosperity Bao & Buns

-Pepperoni Pizza Bao Bun

-Char Siu BBQ Pork Bao

-Lychee Celebration

-Soju Peach Yuja-Ade

-Peach Yuja-Ade

-Raspberry Oat Milk Tea

-Red Dragon Spice Traders

-Gochujang Elote

-Red Spice Fried Chicken Bites

-Guava Whiskey Cocktail

-Dancing Firecracker

-Longevity Noodle Co.

-Garlic Noodles

-Spicy Pork DanDan Noodles

-Raspberry Oat Milk Tea

In addition to the marketplaces, there will be Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration, Special Appearances by Oswald, Ortensia, Mickey, Minnie and Mushu, Kid friendly crafts and activities including the Lucky Wishes Wall, Live holiday entertainment at the Paradise Garden Bandstand, merchandise and more.

Magic Key Holders can also pick up their Lunar New Year pin by Silly Symphony.

This year, Disneyland resort is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit for Chinese New Year and the Year of the Cat for Vietnamese New Year.

Raspberry Oat Milk Tea
Guava Whiskey Cocktail
Gochujang Elote
Char Siu BBQ Pork Bao
Pork and Shrimp Wontons
Bok Choy & Mushroom Dumplings (plant based)
Mickey Mouse-shaped Hot Dog Bun
Mickey Mouse shaped Purple Sweet Potato Macaron
Spicy Pork DanDan Noodles

A Power-Up Band is a wearable, interactive wristband to deepen your interaction across the land.

The state-of-the-art wristband syncs with the Universal Studios Hollywood’s free downloadable app.

The band keeps scores for the individual and teams, collect digital coins and obtain keys after winning the challenges throughout the land.

Guests can check their personal and team scores by linking their watch via the app or checking the Checkpoint Screens located inside the land.

While on Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, guests can tap their Power-Up Band onto the steering wheel. That tracks digital coins collected and gauge their ranking against others (when linked to the app).

There are additional gameplay activities and experiences to earn coins and stamps.

There are enhanced experiences with the band during meet and greet interactions with the characters – Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach.

Guests can collect keys after winning Key Challenges from Koopa Troopa POWer Punch, Goomba Crazy Crank, Piranha Plant Nap Mishap and Thwomp Panel Panic. If you collect at least three, it will allow access to the final boss battle with Bowser Jr.

There are six different design options with character themes: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad and Princess Daisy.

It can be purchased inside Super Nintendo World, retail shops inside Universal Studios Hollywood and on CityWalk.

The Power-Up Band is not required for entry.

Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood is set to officially open on February 17.

Lucky Lotus Cocktail & Mocktail

Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating Lunar New Year with a speciality menu and merchandise. January 22 marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit.

The food items are available for purchase at Hollywood & Dine from January 19 until February 28.

The items include:

-Creamy Sesame Noodle Salad

-Secret Ingredient Noodle Soup

-Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

-Pork Ramen

-Prosperous Steamed Fish Bowl

-Lucky Lotus Cocktail & Mocktail

-Peachy Rabbit Cocktail & Mocktail

-Golden Mango Tea

-Cherry Cheesecake Rabbit

-Year of the Rabbit Almond Cookie

-Long Life Sugar Doughnut

Long Life Sugar Doughnut
Golden Mango Tea
Peachy Rabbit Cocktail & Mocktail
Creamy Sesame Noodle Salad
Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
Prosperous Steamed Fish Bowl
Secret Ingredient Noodle Soup
Cherry Cheesecake Rabbit

Photo credit: Universal Studios

Universal Studios Hollywood also has Lunar New Year merchandise featuring the rabbit. Shirts, plushies, bags and more are available for purchase.

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Universal Hollywood CityWalk had a soft opening on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, ahead of their official opening. Keep reading to see a first look at the newest restaurant at CityWalk and their menu for the Hollywood location.

It is unknown if they will continue the soft opening until the official opening date.

The restaurant is set to officially open on Friday, January 27, 2023.

Toothsome took over a spot that was formerly Hard Rock Cafe; In November 2022, the scaffolding was taken down with the exterior completed.

Universal Passholders can get 15% off their meal.

There are plenty of appetizers, including their famous warm chocolate almond bread and truffle fries.

The menu also features salads, soups, flatbread, sandwiches, hamburgers, pasta, entrees that include salmon, short ribs, steak and more. The brunch menu includes waffles, french toast, quiche and crepes.

The milkshake and dessert menu features specialty milkshakes, sundaes and a number of other treats.

Menu items can be customized vegan or gluten free.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium also has a shop where guests can buy merchandise and specialty chocolates.

There are two other Toothsome Chocolate Emporium locations: Universal Orlando Resort and one in Beijing, China.

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