Sunday, 11 August 2019

273 Disney VIP Food Tours

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 273 for Sunday 11th August 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunesLibsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.

On this week's show, Michelle is joined by Kat and Lewis (from Dis Down Under) to talk about the Taste of the Magic Kingdom VIP Food Tour that is offered at the Magic Kingdom. 

The tour costs $99 per person plus tax and is available Monday/Tuesday and Friday through Sundays. Tours can be booked by calling 407-939-3463. The minimum age for participation is 16 (those aged 16-18 must have a parent/guardian present) and there are a range of clothing/health requirements that must be met prior to continuing with the tour.
Guides Emma and Mark
Our guides were incredibly knowledgable about the food offered at the park and was aimed to give a sampling of past, present and future food offerings at the Magic Kingdom. 

During the tour, we were able to taste eight samples:

Mickey Shaped Cinnamon Roll
A tasting from Skippers Canteen.

This involved a drink of passion fruit, orange and guava. Then they combined an appetiser of their cachapas (beer braised pork with an avocado cream - seen at the bottom of the picture) and then their curried crew stew (pineapple tofu, vegetable curry served with coconut rice). This was delicious! We also heard from chef Alfredo, who told us about the dishes as well as his career with the Disney company.
Turkey Leg - something not to my taste but was much easier to eat with a fork.
Dole Whip - a theme park must have!
Colonial Salad and this was explained by sous chef Ana inside the Diamond Horsehoe.
Grey Stuff - just the right amount of this treat as it is very sweet.
Plant Based Sloppy Joe - not for us but it highlighted the efforts Disney are making to cater for all guests dietary requirements.
Pork Spring Roll - no photograph available as was a 'taste test'.

Water, a non-alcohol fruit drink and a hot tea/coffee was available.

On the podcast, we go into detail about the history of the locations and the items and share our thoughts and feelings of the tour. Would we recommend it - well if you are a foodie that likes backstage experiences then - yes. If you have a lot of food allergies or are a vegetarian then this tour would not give you the same value as alternate offerings could not be offered. However, they did ensure of no cross contamination of foods due to my husbands shellfish allergy. The food samples were plentiful though some were more to our liking than others. 

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