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How to celebrate Valentine's Day at Walt Disney World and Disneyland (including a tip if you plan to pop the question), plus where to celebrate Mardi Gras at Walt Disney World. These stories and more Disney travel news now playing.

Show Notes

Five Ways to Get in the Spirit of Mardi Gras at Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts
Mardi Gras kicking off on March 1 and Disney's Port Orleans Resorts are ready to celebrate with five ways:

1. Listen to jazz music at Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz. Watch for groups of live musicians entertaining guests at the Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Plus, you can enjoy delicious food and drinks – like the brand-new Bebop Bloody Mary and the Oyster Beignet Po Boy!

2. Eat beignets at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Beignets have played a part in Mardi Gras celebrations for centuries. You can find the Walt Disney World version of these delicious doughnuts at Scat Cat’s Club – Cafe.

3. Create your own Mardi Gras bicycle parade
Gather your group to create your own parade by renting bikes at both of Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts. Be sure to wear purple, green and gold to really get in the spirit!

4. Sample savory southern cooking at Boatwright’s Dining Hall
Looking for the Louisiana bayou dining experience? Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside offers everything from Mardi Gras Fritters to their famous Boatwright’s Jambalaya.

5. Enjoy the scenery along the Sassagoula River
Both of Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts are located along the scenic Sassagoula River. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride along the river bank, with views of magnolias, picturesque Spanish moss, natural wildlife and more. Or, you can also enjoy a boat ride down the Sassagoula River on your way to Disney Springs.

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Disney Cruise Line Guests Recently Recovered from COVID-19 May Qualify to Be Considered as "90-Day-Recovered"

Disney Cruise Line updated their policies for Guests who have recently recovered from COVID-19.

In some cases, people who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may still test positive for the virus. If you have tested positive for Covid within 11-90 days of your sail date, you may qualify to be considered as “90-Day-Recovered.” With the appropriate documentation and subsequent approval, you would not be required to participate in COVID-19 testing during the Pre-Sail, Embarkation or Disembarkation phases of their voyage. 

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Disney Wish Inaugural sailing delayed until Mid-July

This week Disney announced that the shipyard has notified Disney Cruise Line that they need more time to finish the ship due to the pandemic and specifically the Omicron variant hitting Germany at a critical point in the process.

Disney Cruise Line has delayed the maiden voyage by a few weeks, which will affect sailings through mid-July. Disney Cruise Line will be sending an email to guests on these sailings to share this news and inform them of options.
 
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Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests Can Step Into Fun New Fitness Classes at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

There's a new way to burn a few calories on your Disneyland vacation. Tenaya Stone Spa at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is launching new fitness activities for guests staying at any Disneyland Resort hotels.

Many of the fitness classes take place in one-of-a-kind settings that can’t be found anywhere else, such as inside Disney California Adventure Park before it opens for guests -- a very unique Disney experience.

Take a yoga class with scenic views of Disney California Adventure, or relax during guided meditation, focus on stretching, get in gear at a boot camp in the park, test yourself on an obstacle challenge at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, or find yourself on a paddleboard in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel's Fountain Pool!

There are more than a dozen fitness classes, 30 to 45 minutes in length, offered through Tenaya Stone Spa and the fitness center at Disney’s Grand California Hotel, and they're tailored to a many skill levels:

  • Aqua Yoga: Practice yoga on a paddleboard while floating in the Fountain Pool. 
  • Awakening Yoga: Wake up with Disney by enjoying a yoga session overlooking Disney California Adventure from the hotel’s rooftop deck. Designed for all levels.
  • Boot Camp in Disney California Adventure Park: This high-intensity boot camp will have you on the move traveling from land to land before the park opens, with push-ups, squats and sit-ups, at a pace of 12-minute per mile jogging around the park. This class takes place before the park opens.
  • Disney Ears Yoga: Disney ears and a yoga session. This will be popular.
  • Fascia Release: This class incorporates a fascia roller to help relieve muscle tightness and soreness.
  • Obstacle Challenge in Disney California Adventure Park: At the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail attraction, can conquer obstacles like crawling, jumping, climbing and running, and test your balance and strength. This class takes place before the park opens.
  • Power Walking Workout in Disney California Adventure Park: Start the day with an energetic walk and active stretching throughout Disney California Adventure before the park opens. This class maintains a 15- to 18-minute per mile pace, for up to 2 miles.
  • Sound Meditation: This guided meditation is designed to quiet your mind and bring you to a deep state of self-reflection.
  • Start With a Stretch: Get ready for an exciting day visiting the parks! Instructors will guide you through gentle stretches to help warm-up their muscles. This class takes place before the park opens. 
Group fitness classes are offered to overnight Disneyland Resort Hotel guests for an additional fee. Class reservations are required and can be made online, by phone or by visiting the spa directly.

Be sure to check online or contact the spa for complete details.

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Foodie Guide to Valentine’s Day 2022: Delights From Disney Parks at Disneyland and Walt Disney World

As February 14 approaches, there is no shortage of fun foodie fare to enjoy for an extra touch of love at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

Walt Disney World Resort 

EPCOT 

Coral Reef Restaurant (available Feb.14)
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake: Flourless chocolate cake and dark chocolate crémeux with fresh berries, raspberry whipped cream, and raspberry méringue (New)
Le Cellier Steakhouse (available Feb.14)
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake for Two: Flourless chocolate cake and dark chocolate crémeux with fresh berries, raspberry whipped cream, and raspberry méringue (New)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios

ABC Commissary (available Feb.11 through Feb. 14)
  • Engagement Ring Cake: Chocolate cake filled with raspberry sauce atop a shortbread cookie complete with a white chocolate engagement ring (Plant-based) (New)
The Hollywood Brown Derby (available Feb.11 through Feb. 14)
  • Red Velvet White Chocolate Mousse: Red velvet white chocolate mousse atop a chocolate cookie (New)
The Trolley Car Café (available Feb.11 through Feb. 14)
  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pie: Red velvet cake filled with cream cheese buttercream topped with strawberry buttercream (New)
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Available at Multiple Resorts Feb. 9 through Feb. 20
  • Sweetheart Chocolate Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake filled with hazelnut cream topped with chocolate hazelnut and strawberry buttercream, a white chocolate heart, and strawberry crisp pearls. (New) Available at the following:
     
  • Landscapes of Flavor at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort 
  • Centertown Market at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Riverside Mill at Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Good’s Food to Go at Disney’s Old Key West Resort 
  • The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort 
Intermission Food Court
  • Sweetheart Sundae: Mickey and Minnie red velvet waffle with strawberry and chocolate swirl, hot fudge, strawberry sauce, and whipped cream (available Feb.9 through Feb. 20) (New)
  • Mickey and Minnie Bouquet: Mickey and Minnie red velvet cake with chocolate topped sugar cookies (available Feb.11 through Feb. 14) (New)
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort 
World Premiere Food Court
  • Sweetheart Sundae: Mickey and Minnie red velvet waffle with strawberry and chocolate swirl, hot fudge, strawberry sauce, and whipped cream (available Feb.9 through Feb. 20) (New)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Sanaa (available Feb. 14)
  • Valentine’s Day Candy Bar: Coconut, apricot, caramel, pistachio, and cashew bar coated with milk chocolate and topped with chai cream, red velvet crumbs, and raspberry gel
Disney’s BoardWalk 
BoardWalk Bakery (available Feb.7 through Feb. 14)
  • Marshmallow Mountain Cookie: Sugar cookie with a mountain of vanilla marshmallow dipped in white chocolate and finished with Valentine’s sprinkles (New) 
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: Available individually or in a pack of six (New) 
  • Cannoli, Coconut Macaron, Sugar Cookies, and Mickey Cinnamon Rolls in pink and red colors (New) 
Flying Fish (available Feb.11 through Feb. 13)
  • Cocoa Breach Vanilla Custard: Cocoa breach vanilla custard with milk chocolate bavarois and feuilletine crunch topped with a heart-shaped under a red chocolate disk (New)
Trattoria al Forno (available Feb.11 through Feb. 14)
  • Porterhouse Beefsteak for Two: Garlic butter, truffled gnocchi gratin, and pancetta brussels sprouts (New)
  • Cherry Cordial Brownie: Cherry cordial brownie base, chocolate crunch mousse, cherry filling, and amaretto panna cotta (New)
Disney’s Contemporary Resort 
Steakhouse 71 (available through Feb. 28)
  • Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancake: Chocolate chip pancake with a raspberry cream cheese icing, fresh strawberries, and a chocolate strawberry sauce (New) 
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Gasparilla Island Grill (available through Feb. 15) 
  • Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cherry Blondie Pop: Chocolate cherry blondie pop dipped in dark chocolate (New)
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
Scat Cat's Club (available Feb.1 through Feb. 28)
  • Mickey Beignet: Mickey-shaped beignet drizzled with cinnamon candy drizzle and Valentine's Day quins with crushed cinnamon candies
  • Baton Rouge Beignets: Two traditional beignets with cinnamon candy drizzle, Valentine's Day quins, and crushed cinnamon candies with a pipette of cinnamon whisky
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Roaring Fork (available Feb. 14)
  • Valentine’s Day Cupcake: Strawberry cupcake with chocolate custard filling topped with buttercream, white chocolate hearts, and heart sprinkles (New)
Disney Springs
Amorette's Patisserie (available Feb. 10 through Feb. 24)
  • Chocolate-dipped Strawberries
  • Hearts of Romance Cake: Strawberry short cake (New) 
Marketplace Snacks (available through Feb. 26)
  • DOLE Whip Chocolate and Strawberry: Chocolate soft-serve swirled with DOLE Whip strawberry garnished with a chocolate-dipped strawberry
The Ganachery (available through Feb. 14)
  • Sweetheart Minnie Piñata: Chocolate sphere filled with marshmallow and chocolate (New) 
  • Ruby Kiss Bon Bons: Kiss-shaped bonbon made from ruby chocolate (New)
  • Strawberry & Champagne Ganache Squares: Strawberry and Champagne chocolate ganache squares
Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Park

Red Rose Taverne  
  • Gorgeous Grey Stuff: Red shortbread cookie, red velvet cake, raspberry, cookies & cream mousse, and heart sprinkles (available Feb. 1 through Feb. 28) (New) 
  • Heart-shaped Butter Cookie: Heart-shaped shortbread cookie with strawberry glaze, white chocolate drizzle, and heart sprinkles (available Feb. 1 through Feb. 28) (New)
  • Strawberry Sweet Tea: Black Tea with lemon and sweetened with strawberries (available through Mar. 28) (New)
Galactic Grill (available through Mar. 1)
  • Spicy Nash Chicken Sandwich: Fried breaded chicken breast smothered in house-made Nashville hot-inspired sauce, with bread-and-butter pickle chips, and mayo on a toasted bun served with choice of Greek yogurt or french fries (New)
  • Galactic Sunrise Slush: Strawberry limeade with a mix of sliced strawberries and purée served with a light-up glow cube (New)
Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (available Feb. 11 through Feb. 14)
  • Sweetheart Sundae: Strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream, strawberry sauce, caramel and chocolate drizzle, whipped cream, and red sugar sprinkles topped with a chocolate-covered strawberry (New)
Alien Pizza Planet (available through Mar. 1)
  • SpaceDip Pizza Slice topped with spinach & artichoke dip, chicken, capicola, and assorted chee
Tomorrowland Churro and Pretzel Stands (available through Mar. 1)
  • Sour Cherry Pretzel: Cream Cheese-filled pretzel with sour cherry sugar (New)
  • Sour Cherry Churro with sour cherry sugar
New Orleans Square Churro Stand and Critter Country Churro and Lemonade Cart (available Feb. 1 through Feb. 28
  • Strawberry Churro: Churro rolled in strawberry sugar
The Tropical Hideaway (available Feb. 1 through Feb. 28)
  • Valentine Swirl: DOLE Whip watermelon and cherry swirl
Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café (available Feb. 14)
  • Valentine Macaron: Red and white macaron and strawberry buttercream filled with strawberry jam and brownie (New) 
Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream (available Feb. 11 through Feb. 14)
  • True Love Sundae: Scoops of vanilla and strawberry ice cream served in a waffle cup and topped with strawberry sauce, cherry whipped cream, sprinkles, and a chocolate-covered strawberry 
Town Square Churro Stand (available Feb. 1 through Mar. 1)
  • Sweet Strawberry Dipping Sauce: Sweet strawberry dipping sauce
Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite (SOLD OUT) 
For those Guests visiting for one of Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite events, make sure to bring your appetite! Guests will fall in love with these delicious options like the brand-new My answer is…Churro! or the delicious Star-Berry Cheesecake Shake at Galactic Grill. Make sure to add the Ham and Straw-Brie Sandwich from Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe to the list to try this unique twist packed with flavor. For a sweet finish, indulge in the Sweetheart Funnel Cake from Stage Door Café.

Disney California Adventure Park

Lamplight Lounge (available Feb. 11 through Feb. 14)
  • The Love That Lasts a Life Time Sweet Cocktail: Raspberry rum, liqueur, pineapple juice, orgeat, lime juice, and raspberry purée (New)
  • The Flame Spicy Cocktail: Raspberry rum, peach schnapps, mango, and raspberry purées with lime juice and firewater bitters (New) 
  • The Ex Sour & Bitter Cocktail: Citron vodka, lemonade, blackberries, agave, and angostura bitters (New)
  • Valentine Cocktail Flight: The Ex, The Flame & The Love (New)
Various Candy Locations Around Disneyland Resort Including Marceline’s Confectionery, Trolley Treats, Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff, Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen, and Pooh Corner (available through Feb. 14)
  • “Bee Mine” Apple: Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel and red chocolate and decorated in white and dark chocolate with cute little chocolate bee
  • Strawberry Cake Pop: Chocolate cake pop dipped in pink strawberry-flavored chocolate and drizzled with red chocolate
  • “Bee Mine” Cereal Treat: Heart-shaped cereal treat dipped in red chocolate and decorated in white and dark chocolate with a cute little chocolate bee
  • Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Wand: Marshmallow wand dipped in caramel and dark chocolate drizzled with red and pink chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberry: Long-stemmed strawberry dipped in dark chocolate and drizzled in white chocolate
  • Milk Chocolate Swirl Strawberry: Long-stemmed strawberry swirled in milk, white, and dark chocolate
Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa
GCH Holiday Cart (available Feb.1 through Mar. 1) 
  • Mickey Mouse-shaped Valentine’s Cookies
  • Heart-shaped Sugar Cookies
  • Chocolate Minnie Mouse-shaped Crisped Rice Treats
  • Chocolate-dipped Strawberries
  • Ombre Macarons
Craftsman Bar (available Feb.1 through Mar. 1)
  • Tuxedo Strawberry: Raspberry rum, dark crème de cacao, strawberry purée, and half and half served "up" in a chocolate-coated martini glass with strawberry garnish
  • California Crush: Apple whiskey, strawberry purée, lemon, and agave served with a mint sprig and strawberry heart garnish
  • Love’s Lantern: Citrus vodka, raspberry Liqueur, and lime garnished with edible flowers and a glow cube
Disneyland Hotel
Coffee House (available Feb.1 through Mar. 1)
  • Red Velvet Cupcake (New)
  • Sablé Heart Cookie with raspberry filing (New)
  • Raspberry Mocha (New)
  • Iced Raspberry Mocha (New) 
Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill (available Feb.1 through Mar. 1)
  • Red Velvet Cupcake (New)
Sablé Heart Cookie with raspberry filing (New) 

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