1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast

There's no celebration like a Disney celebration! The latest news on St. Patrick's Day at Walt Disney World, plus Women's History Month, Turning Red, Disney Junior Day and more of the latest Disney travel news.

Show Notes

Don’t Miss The Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Festival: March 11-17
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and the annual Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival is back this year from March 11-17 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant. Enjoy the very best of Irish talent, a variety of beers and cocktails, classic Irish fare and more. This festival is a can’t-miss experience!
 
Irish Fare & Brews
New on the menu this year is a locally crafted seltzer, called “So Berry Les.” The name is a special tribute to John Cooke’s (co-owner of Raglan Road Pub and Cooke’s of Dublin) father Les, who found himself in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a strawberry-buying record in 1977. So Berry Les was crafted in collaboration with Crooked Can Brewing Co. in Winter Garden, Florida, and is a light and refreshing hard seltzer infused with local Florida strawberry and Key Lime juice. There are also several Irish beer flights and, of course, the classic Guinness.

Live Entertainment
Raglan Road is flying in some top talent from Ireland including Jig Jam; the Lisa Canny Band; and Emerald Shore. Of course, the fan-favorite Raglan Road Irish Dancers will also be performing throughout the festival.

If you really want to get into the spirit, there will also be a face painter, plus giveaways, merchandise at the shop and more. 
Note: On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, Raglan Road will open at 10 a.m., seating guests on a first-come, first-served basis, with a $20 cover charge for guests 18 and older. For those planning to celebrate during the other festival dates from March 11-16, reservations are encouraged.

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In Honor of Women's History Month: 'Celebrate HER Story' at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating Women’s History Month with “Celebrate HER Story” where they put the spotlight on cherished Disney character heroines and female Cast Members who are making positive impacts. 

Special Selfie Backdrops across Walt Disney World Resort: Unique photo-silhouette backdrops showcase strong female Disney characters. You'll find them across the property – from Disney Springs to more than 20 Disney Resort hotels. Find them, snap a selfie with your favorite heroine, and share on social media using the tag #CelebrateHERStory.

At Disney Springs on Friday and Saturday nights a female DJ will lead a Disney sing-along for families on the AdventHealth Waterside Stage. The playlist will feature songs by some of Disney’s most beloved female characters. Plus various female performers will be featured most nights throughout March.

At Magic Kingdom Park special sweet offerings will pay tribute to female Disney Imagineers whose work has greatly influenced and impacted Walt Disney World Resort:
  • At Liberty Square Market it's the Madame Leota Cupcake inspired by Leota Toombs: Chocolate-cherry cake filled with black cherry-lime cream finished with blackberry buttercream
  • At Friar’s Nook, “it’s a small world” Cupcake inspired by Mary Blair: Lemon funfetti cake, blue raspberry buttercream, and vanilla-lemon buttercream
  • And, on food carts on Main Street, U.S.A., you will find the Cinderella Castle Mosaic Cupcake inspired by Dorothea Redmond: Champagne-flavored cake filled with fresh raspberry champagne compote, finished with gold champagne buttercream, mosaic tile sprinkles and chocolate garnish
At two Disney Resort hotels you'll find specialties inspired by the women of “Encanto.”
At Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, discover:
  • Chorizo Arepas: Cheese arepas topped with chorizo, red pepper and onion-egg scramble, arugula, and sliced avocado
  • Mirabel Cupcake: Cinnamon cupcake filled with custard and topped with coconut buttercream, toasted coconut, and Mirabel-inspired fondant garnishes
Also at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, you can enjoy:
  • Luisa Push-Up Cake Pop: Layers of vanilla cake and tres leches pastry cream topped with a doughnut hole ‘boulder’
  • Encanto Cholado: Crushed ice topped with sliced fresh fruit, sweetened condensed milk and shredded coconut
At Disney Springs: Select locations will showcase signature food and drinks.
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will showcase inspired dishes created by female chefs:
  • Nona’s Home-Style Meatballs presented by Sous Chef Lori Tiritilli: Italian meatballs with Sunday gravy, basil pesto, and scratch-made lemon ricotta, grilled focaccia crostini, grated pecorino cheese
  • Carne Frita con Tostones presented by Sous Chef Natalie Floyd: Crispy pork shoulder tostones, pickled onions, citrus aioli
Tempt your sweet tooth by heading over to Amorette’s Patisserie to enjoy:
  • “The Passion of My Life” Dessert presented by Pastry Chef Yoly Lazo Colon: Pineapple, mango and toasted coconut mousse, coconut chiffon cake, white chocolate crisp pearls and infused passion fruit glacage
Or, visit The Ganachery to discover a treat inspired by a fierce female Padawan:
  • Lady Tano Pop, a concept by Chocolatier Katie Dodge presented by Chef Chocolatier Amanda Lauder: Plant-based coconut and blueberry swirled ganache topped with dark 65% chocolate
Stories and Heroines
All month long the Play Disney Parks App will feature a special “Women of Imagineering” trivia game highlighting current and former female Disney Imagineers and the contributions they have made to The Walt Disney Company. The celebration even extends to Disney MobileMagic Service, where passes featuring exclusive new designs showcase favorite female characters like Edna Mode, Mrs. Incredible, Minnie Mouse and more. These special passes will be available throughout March.

At EPCOT: Explore two exhibits spotlighting female trailblazers:
  • “Rally of the Gazelles (Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc)” is an immersive vignette found in the Morocco pavilion. It highlights the country’s all-female off-road race, where navigation skills, determination and teamwork mean the difference between getting ahead and going off-course.
  • “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” is an exhibit found in the American Adventure pavilion. It showcases authentic, historical Native artifacts alongside contemporary works of American Indian art.
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The First-Ever Disney Junior Fun Fest is Coming to Disney California Adventure Park for One Day Only

The first-ever Disney Junior Fun Fest is a one-day event celebrating the entertaining and music-filled stories from Disney Junior. It takes place at Disney California Adventure Park from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022.

The one-day event will include sneak peeks at upcoming Disney Junior series, special announcements, surprise appearances, a “Doc McStuffins” stage show highlighting 10 years of the beloved series, plus the “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party,” a hands-on cupcake decorating course inspired by the new Disney Junior series. This fun “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party” experience for junior chefs is also being offered throughout Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival March 4 – April 26.

In the morning there will be a cavalcade of Disney Junior characters and throughout the day there will be main stage attractions with games, trivia and music to keep preschoolers and their families singing and dancing. 

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Sweet Treats at Disney's Hollywood Studios: Indulgent Spring Flavors

Disney’s Hollywood Studios chefs are getting into the spring spirit with some decadent treats crafted especially for those with a sweet tooth. 
 
At Hollywood Scoops, the Orange Blossom Shake has everything you need to stay cool. This orange and cream milkshake is beautiful (and tasty), topped with whipped cream and an orange-scented donut.
 
The Beauty and the Beast Rose isat Catalina Eddie’s. This dark chocolate mousse with a taste of black currant and Morello cherry sits atop a chocolate shortbread cookie, whipped cookies, and cream fluff, and is gorgeously topped with gilded chocolate covered cocoa nibs.
 
At Rosie’s All-American Café, the S’mores Cupcake features chocolate and marshmallows on a cupcake. This fudge-filled chocolate cupcake, is topped with graham cracker buttercream, toasted marshmallows, and even a mini chocolate bar.
 
The Trolley Car Café features a Chocolate-covered Apple, a dark chocolate and peanut butter crunch dipped Granny Smith apple with marshmallow ears. 
 
ABC Commissary has not one but two delicious desserts – one minty and one tropical-tasting. First up, the Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, topped with dark chocolate ganache and whipped mint chocolate chip cream.
 
Also at ABC Commissary is the Tropical Tart. This is a mango passionfruit curd-filled graham cracker tart topped with whipped raspberry vanilla bean panna cotta, toasted coconut, and dehydrated strawberry and passionfruit. 
 
PizzeRizzo is joining in on the spring fun with the Strawberry Cheesecake Cannoli. This white chocolate and rainbow sprinkled dipped cannoli shell filled with whipped strawberry cheesecake is a must-try.
And last but not least, Woody’s Lunch Box has the newest addition to their sweet selections – the Banana Fudge Lunch Box Tart. This peanut butter and chocolate fudge stuffed pastry is coated with banana fondant, banana chips, and rainbow sprinkles.

Disney and Pixar ‘Turning Red’ Special Treats at Walt Disney World

Disney Springs 

Amorette’s Patisserie (available March 11 through March 31; limited offering per day)
Amorette’s Turning Red Mini Dome Cake: Based off the classic Canadian dessert – the Nanaimo Bar – this dome cake has layers of chocolate brownie, coconut, nuts, vanilla custard, and semi-sweet chocolate.

EPCOT

Canada Popcorn Cart (available March 1 through May 31)
Pand-Ade: Coconut-Pomegranate Lemonade with Pomegranate Boba Pearls 

Le Cellier Steakhouse (available March 1 through May 31) 
Beef Stir Fry Poutine: Fresh-cut Fries, Canadian Cheddar, Stir-fry Beef, and Gravy with Asian Flavors 
Shrimp & Pork Dumplings: Pickled Cucumber, Sesame-Soy Drizzle, and Crispy Noodles (available March 1 through May 31)
Turning Red Cake: Citrus and Vanilla Chiffon Cake with Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Strawberries (available March 1 through May 31)

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Masks Now Optional Indoors on Disney Cruise Ships

Masks are optional as of March 11, 2022 on Disney Cruise Line in most indoor locations throughout the ships.

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1923 Main Street® is a Disney travel podcast hosted by the father daughter team of Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic. This is your source for the latest Disney travel news and what it all means for you.

Join Mike and Amelia for fun-filled informative discussions as they share the latest Disney travel news every week. Get the latest news for travel to Disney destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club properties (including Disney Aulani in Hawaii and Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida), Disneyland Paris and more.

In each episode, Mike and Amelia discuss the very latest Disney travel news from resort hotels, to Disney dining, VIP experiences, special events, theme parks and more. Mike has over 50 years of Disney travel experience, while Amelia brings a younger perspective to the table with 11+ years of Disney travel at the age of 13.

1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast was nominated for Best Podcast Awards in the 2021 People's Choice Podcast Awards and the 2021 Canadian Podcast Awards.