Rikki’s News Bites 1/28/13

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 Pirate's Adventure - Treasures of the Seven Seas


  • A brand new, interactive game is being added to Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom.  This experience, called A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the Seven Seas, will allow guests the opportunity to use a map and a magical talisman to complete five different pirate raids to locate the different treasures of the Seven Seas, as well as to fight off enemies. If guests succeed, they will be welcomed into Captain Jack’s crew. This game will be included with park admission and is a separate entity from Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. The game is expected to open this spring.
  • Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival is just a little over a month away! With that, Disney has been releasing a lot of information gearing up for this year’s event.  First off, HGTV is a sponsor for this year’s Festival and with that, brings in celebrity hosts to hold programs for attendees.  Guests who would like to sit in on the demonstrations can do so at the Festival Center (former Wonders of Life Pavilion).  The celeb line up for this year include:

March 8-10 – Chris Lambton, Going Yard

March 15-17 – Chris Grundy, DIY Network’s Cool Tools

March 22-24 – Egypt Sherrod, host of Property Virgins

March 29-31 – Brandon Johnson, My Yard Goes Disney

April 5-7 – Meg Caswell, Meg’s Great Rooms

April 12-14 – Jason Cameron, DIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes and Man Caves

April 19-21 – Sara Peterson, Editor-in-Chief, HGTV Magazine

April 26-28 – Carter Oosterhouse, Million Dollar Rooms

May 3-5 – Casey Noble, Design on a Dime

May 10-12 – Dan Faires, HGTV.com, DanMade

May 17-19 – David Bromstad, HGTV Design Star, ColorSplash, Design Star All-Stars

  • In addition to the HGTV celebrity announcement, Disney has also released some more information about the Festival Garden Markeplaces that will be serving up unique food and beverage during this year’s event.  There will be twelve Marketplaces overall, each offering different delectable choices for visitors to the Festival. Some of them include:
    • Florida Fresh (World Showcase Promenade)
    • Smokehouse Barbecue (American Adventure Pavilion)
    • Primavera Kitchen (Italy Pavilion)
    • Hanami (Japan Pavilion)
    • The Cottage (UK Pavilion)
    • Pineapple Promenade
    • Fruits By The Glass

    There a ton of great new food and drink options that will be available at the Marketplaces. Options include:

    • Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, fresh Zellwood Corn, Tomatoes and Cilantro
    • Sweet fruishi, made with fruit and coconut rice
    • Angel Food Cake with macerated Florida Berries
    • Watermelon Salad with pickled Red Onions, Baby Arugula, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Reduction
    • Heirloom Tomatoes are paired with house-made Mozzarella, Minus 8 Vinegar and fresh Basil
    • Pulled Pig Slider with Cole Slaw
    • Dole Whip with Spiced Rum
    • Hot Sun Tomato Wine
    • Chilled Rose Blush Lemonade
    • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade
    • Strawberry Slush
    • Watermelon Passion Fruit Cocktail
    • Orange Blossom Pilsner
    • Blueberry Blue Wine
    • Passion Fruit Cocktail

    Here is just a peek at what some of these items will look like:


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