2011

Gluten-Free Options at 2011 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival

My wife is back from her second trip to the EPCOT Food & Wine festival. That’s two more than me, so I’m pretty jealous. She keeps gluten-free due to allergies, and while the regular Disney dining is very accommodating, every year at the festival is a bit of a challenge.

Last year some one provided a great list of which foods were Gluten-Free, so we tried to find that again this year. Alas, Disney was playing coy, and our mileage varied when we asked the festival managers.

We were finally able to get a couple cooperative chefs. Combine that with my wife’s detective work and here is the final list. Please remember to ask for a Chef at each booth so they are aware of your allergy needs.

Australia: Shrimp on the Barbie, Grilled Lamp Chop
Brazil: Seared Mahi Mahi (hold the sauce)
Argentina: Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce (my wife’s favorite)
Caribbean: Ropa Vieja (hold the mango salsa)
South Korea: Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw
Cheese: Cheese Plate
Germany: Goulash Soup
Hops & Barley: Linda Bean’s Lobster Claw Cuddler
Singapore: Beef Rendang
New Zealand: Seared Sea Scallop with Jumar-Red Curry
Portugal: Linguica Sausage, Calmari Salad
Ireland: Warm Choclate Lava Cake (is flourless)
Canada: Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta

It would be very nice if Disney would provide this list before the festival begins, instead of us having to compile it on our own.

Lots of photos below the jump:

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Dapper Day at Disneyland – Fall 2011 on September 9th

We’re happy to hear a second Dapper Day at Disneyland has been announced. It actually more of a Dapper Evening starting at 6pm at running through midnight at the Disneyland Resort. There are two scheduled ‘events’ to meet up and celebrate your dapper-ness together. But… Read More »Dapper Day at Disneyland – Fall 2011 on September 9th

Pixar Up House – How did they do that?

The Salt Lake City Parade of Homes 2011 featured a home that replicated the iconic home from Pixar’s hit animated film “Up!” It’s drawn a lot of attention here, and elsewhere. It’s even officially licensed by the Walt Disney Company. That in itself is a… Read More »Pixar Up House – How did they do that?

Hurricane Irene tracking away from Florida

According to latest National Hurricane Center forecasts Hurricane Irene is tracking east away from Florida. This is likely the last update I’ll make, unless the storm tacks westward, in which case I’ll be back like a bad penny. Already, there are two more potential disturbances… Read More »Hurricane Irene tracking away from Florida

D23 Expo Ups and Downs

Ed – Please welcome back Alison with her own report from D23 Expo.

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the D23 event on Sunday with my family. There were some big highlights but also a huge disappointment.

The Carousel of Projects was a highlight for my family. It had a great model which showed the Disney World Fantasyland expansion project. I had been having difficulty visualizing the whole thing but the model really brought it to life.

Video of the model and much more from D23 Expo below the jump:

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D23 Expo Begins!

Update: Check out this Imagineering video recorded by Orlando Attractions Magazine. It shows some of the development that went into the Dwarf’s Mine Ride coming (we hope) to Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland expansion:

Two videos have been released before the Expo floor opens up this morning. A lot of great stuff to see there. A real wonderland of Disney history and upcoming attractions (I think I saw Storybook Circus in there).

A video with hosts from from Shake It Up below the jump:

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ABC 2011 Fall Lineup Released

ABC has just released their new Fall schedule. Several shows including Cougar Town, The River, Good Christian Belles, Work It, Missing, The Bachelor, Scandal, Secret Millionaire, and more will be mid-season shows. But so far this looks like a pretty strong lineup. (Note: Links lead… Read More »ABC 2011 Fall Lineup Released