1 July 2015, 10:27 am
Food For Thought Zuris Sweets Shop at Animal Kingdom
Something sweet just arrived at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Zuri's Sweet Shop invites guests to take their taste buds on an African safari with an assortment of wild new treats and eats, all of which are inspired by the sights, sounds and flavors of Africa.
Located at the new Harambe Market in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom, Zuri's Sweets Shop features 80 exclusive food including decorative candy apples, assorted bulk trail mixes, uniquely flavored chocolate bars, and popcorn with African spices.
Zuri's Sweets Shops also includes a confectionary case filled with a variety of candies and baked goods, many of which are shaped like animals such as tiger-shaped sugar cookies, elephant-shaped caramel apples, chocolate mini crocodiles, giraffe marshmallow pops and Disney confectionary classics such as Mickey Mouse chocolate chip cookies and chocolate fudge. You can even satisfy your savory side with African spice rubs, Flame tree Barbeque sauce and cocoa.
The Harambe Market is all about food, featuring four quick-service windows including Kitamu Grill, which has skewered chicken and a kabob flatbread sandwich. Famous Sausages, which features a corn dog inspired by a South African sausage called a boerewors, dipped in curry-infused corn batter. Chef Mwanga’s serving up spice-rubbed karubi rib with green papaya-carrot slaw and Wanjohi Refreshments, the refreshment station that offers beverages including six South African wines, as well as beer and a frozen drink with Starr African rum with mango puree.
The market is also equipped with direct access to Disney's Animal Kingdom attractions, such as Kilimanjaro Safaris, the Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch and a route to Asia attractions like Expedition Everest.
The new area also offers tables for dining in one of the few shaded areas in Animal Kingdom. These seats are a great way to enjoy your Harambe Market meal, or Zuri’s Sweets while taking in the sights and sounds of Animal Kingdom.
For a sweet taste of Africa make a stop at Zuri's Sweets Shop at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with discounted tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.
29 June 2015, 10:35 am
Inside Duff Gardens at Universal Orlando
Two years ago, Universal Orlando unveiled a Simpsons-themed expansion to their theme park. The nostalgia-filled area includes several fast-food joints from the animated series as well as a few iconic spots like Moe’s Tavern and Duff’s Brewery, both of which honor Homer Simpson’s favorite beverage, Duff Beer. Today, let’s take a closer look inside Duff’s Brewery where Duff’s Beer Gardens lure in guests with three specialty beers, Simpsons characters, and lagoon seating.
Duff’s Brewery features Duff’s Garden, an open-air bar. In The Simpsons, Duff Gardens is a theme park run by a beer brewing company, which is pretty fitting for Universal given it IS a theme park. The garden is a popular spot for Simpson’s fans and anybody who wants to enjoy a beer outside.
The Gardens serve up the three famous beers from the television show. In the show the beers, although named differently, are the exact same thing; but at Universal they vary greatly, satisfying every beer drinker’s taste. Duff Beer can be classified as an IPA, while Duff Lite is just like your standard light beer, and Duff Dry is a stout dark beer that has a strong coffee taste.
All three of these beers are brewed exclusively for Universal Orlando by the Florida Brewing Company, which also brews the Hog’s Head Ale in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Duff’s Brewery and Garden also pours a non-alcoholic “Flaming Moe” from’ Moe’s Tavern. The orange concoction smokes and bubbles with dry ice. While the Simpsons version is purple, fiery and alcoholic, Universal decided to make theirs non-alcoholic, allowing everybody to try it. And we have to say it’s definitely worth trying!
As guests enjoy the specially brewed brew they can take in the sites of the Gardens, which include the hilarious seven topiaries of the “7 Duffs.” The Duff mascots include Tipsy, Queasy, Surly, Sleazy, Edgy, Dizzy and Remorseful. The character of Duffman is also available for photo opps.
In addition to the drinks and characters, Duff Brewery and Duff Gardens is also a great place to take in the Cinematic Spectacular at night. There is lagoon-side seating available for an extra charge for the Spectacular. And speaking of Duff Gardens’ seating, guests are allowed to bring in any food from the Simpsons Fast Food Blvd into the Gardens and enjoy the seating.
The next time you’re in Universal Orlando make sure you take a tour of The Simpsons area and grab a beer in Duff’s Garden. As always you can find discounted Universal Orlando tickets right here on OrlandoFunTickets.com!
26 June 2015, 10:15 am
Top Events During Frozen Summer Fun
It’s back! Frozen Summer Fun has returned to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a second year in a row and it’s just as frozen as ever! Now through September 7, Hollywood Studios is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with the characters, scenes and songs from the hit Disney film.
Frozen Royal Welcome – It all starts with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf in a festive cavalcade throughout the park, accompanied by the Royal Arendelle Flag Corps and a flurry of skiers, skaters and ice cutters. The parade is lead by Anna in an elaborate horse-drawn sleigh, followed by Elsa gliding behind on an ice palace float. The procession pauses twice in honor of the royalty and to allow guests to sing along to “Let It Go.”
For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – The show invites guests to, well, sing-along to some of the hit movie’s best songs. The Royal Historians of Arendelle host the show, which also offers a fun and comedic retelling of the unique story of their kingdom. Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff even make appearances! The popular show now has a new home in the Hyperion Theater, located in the heart of Hollywood Studios.
Olaf’s Summer Cool Down – Throughout the day, guests can also cool off with the loveable snowman Olaf during Olaf’s Summer Cool Down at the Event Stage. Olaf is joined by his summery friends to sing his popular number “In Summer.” When he’s done, he sends a flurry of snow from his own personal snow cloud to cool off the audience.
“Frozen Fever” – Guests can even watch the new animated short, “Frozen Fever” and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film inside the ABC Sound Studio. The short is played twice each hour beginning at 10 a.m. daily.
“Frozen” Fireworks – As the sun goes down, the fun really heats up when DJ Chill and some Disney Characters take over the stage for the “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party. Just when you think it can’t get any more spectacular Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf come together on stage for a grand finale “Frozen” fireworks display set to the music of “Frozen.” And to end the night, snow falls from the sky!
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