These Are the 8 Best Eats You’re Going to Want to Try at EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays! – AllEars.Net


If you’re heading to the Festival of the Holidays soon in EPCOT, you’re going to want to try these 8 items from the food booths during your visit!
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Is Royal Caribbean Building a Resort?


News about Royal Caribbean’s plans to build a land based resort in the Bahamas are surfacing as the end of the pandemic nears. Royal has already purchased land, but the project had been put on hold due to the global Covid crisis. Would a Royal Caribbean resort work like a cruise ship on land? Plans are in the very early stages, read on to see the preliminary information that has been revealed about the new Royal Caribbean resort.

Royal Caribbean’s plans to build a cruise resort in Bahamas are still alive | Royal Caribbean Blog
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Can You Take a Train to Disney World?


Train Station Coming to Disney Springs

Visitors and locals alike are welcoming the news of a high-speed train coming to Disney Springs.

This new rail service will open up high-speed travel between Orlando and other Florida cities.

Designs of other stations can offer a clue into the scale and design of a Disney Springs depot, such as the one shown here in West Palm Beach:

Photo Credit: Artistic rendering of West Palm Beach Station
– Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Architects

What connections can a Disney train station offer?

It’s looking like travelers to Disney World, with incoming flights to Orlando International, will be able to hop on a train that will take them from the airport directly to a transportation hub in Disney Springs. There they can find transport to all Walt Disney World locations.

A train station in Disney Springs can open up other connections as well, such as access to the cruise terminals in Miami, Tampa, and Cape Canaveral.

Photo Credit: Brightline

Brightline High-Speed Railway is currently completing 170 miles of new track and the coordinating stations from Miami to Orlando International Airport. Stops along the route include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. 

The private rail system was launched in 2018 and is currently moving its way north with plans set for multiple stations along the route to Central Florida that will eventually include a station at Disney Springs and beyond to Tampa. 

When will high-speed train service arrive at Disney?

The Brightline station at the Orlando International Airport plans to open in 2022, allowing construction on the line to Disney and Tampa to begin. The timeline for the completion of phase 3 is likely 2 to 3 years.

The Orlando Brightline Station
Photo Credit: Brightline

While Central Florida locals are used to endless public road construction projects, Brightline, as a private company, can boast quick turn around times from start to completion. We can anticipate a high-speed rail station in Disney Springs to be complete by 2025.

Photo Credit: Brightline

Disney Celebrates National Gingerbread Day

Image Credit Disney Parks Blog

In honor of National Gingerbread Day, Food and Beverage Content Relations Manager, Karen McClintock, shared this recipe for Disney’s Gingerbread-Cream Cheese Muffins today on the Disney Parks Blog:

“Let’s face it, the scent and taste of freshly baked gingerbread screams HOLIDAY, and this spiced gingerbread muffin with cream cheese filling is the perfect bundle of holiday goodness!”

Time to add some ground ginger and a jar of molasses to your shopping list and your kitchen will be smelling magical in under an hour.

Or, you can find these gingerbread muffins in Animal Kingdom at two Quick Service locations. The first spot being the Isle of Java, next to the Flame Tree Grill, which sits just before the bridge to DinoLand. There’s an abundance of outdoor seating nearby on the terrace to take a seat and enjoy your holiday treat.

The second location is Harambe Fruit Market, located directly in front of Kilimanjaro Safaris. Book a fast pass for the Safari and snack on the muffins while you wait, or enjoy them seated on one of the umbrella tables next to Harambe if you can grab a spot. 

These seasonal Gingerbread-Cream Cheese Muffins are available in Animal Kingdom from December 1st through January 2nd or in your own kitchen any time you wish!