Disney Springs Has 3 New Restaurants in the Works

Disney Springs is adding to its menu of Italian eateries.

Patina Restaurant Group, owners of Morimoto Asia, announced that they will open Enzo’s Hideaway and Pizza Ponte, early next year.

The group is also opening the traditional Italian trattoria, Maria & Enzo’s in the same complex.

A statement released by the group describes Enzo’s Hideaway as a “Roman- aparativo-inspired” speakeasy that pays homage to Florida’s rum running history.

The prohibition theme extends to Maria and Enzo’s, connecting to the restaurant through the building’s rum-running tunnels. Expect foods like Bucatini alla Carbonara, a hollow spaghetti with creamy egg dish with pancetta sauce and Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe, square-cut spaghetti with pecorino and black pepper.

Pizza Ponte will offer savory and sweet options from Sicilian-style pizza by the slice, Triangolo (stuffed pizza bread) and Bomboloni Italian doughnuts, to Sfoglia di Riso rice cream pastry and a classic Tiramisu.

The new restaurants also come with the group’s development of The Edison, a “Industrial Gothic” style bar and restaurant expected to open by the end of 2017.

Can’t wait!

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Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort Announces New Kingswell Neighborhood

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Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort Announces New Kingswell Neighborhood

Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort announced plans for its newest neighborhood, Kingswell. The new neighborhood will feature the last estate-sized home sites available for purchase within the community. Sale of select home sites just began, with prices of finished custom homes to start at $3 million.

The neighborhood is planned to include a community park with natural landscapes, which will be available to all Golden Oak residents. Near the park, a new bronze sculpture of Pinocchio will be featured adding to the unique Golden Oak sculpture series that includes sophisticated interpretations of classic Disney animation located throughout the community.

Custom single-family homes will range from approximately 5,000 to 7,000 square feet and feature design and architectural inspiration from European and Caribbean influences. The initial homesites released boast approximate half-acre lots for each the anticipated 53 homes.

Lock in now to start enjoying select Golden Oak Club benefits!

Sign a contract on your preferred home site by July 31, 2016 and you can start enjoying the following offerings of the Golden Oak Club;

  • access to amenities including Summerhouse, the private clubhouse for residents
  • the full-service Markham’s dining room and Tyler’s Lounge
  • state-of-the-art fitness facility and pool
  • the Resident Services team

Kingswell is Golden Oak’s sixth neighborhood to be released since the luxury residential community broke ground in 2010.

Golden Oak welcomed its first residents in 2012 and recently announced the addition of Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando in 2015.

For more information about Kingswell and the Golden Oak community please contact us.

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Early Morning at the Theme Parks

Here’s a great guide from the Sentinel about what’s going on early at the parks…

Magic Kingdom Welcome Show…a cast member welcomes guests from the train platform. Couples up there sing and dance. Tunes include “Good Morning,” “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” and “Casey Jr.” from “Dumbo.”

Mickey and company arrive on the train and instant mass photo opp begins.

The characters disembark for a bit of waving and merriment and a 10-9-8 countdown for the park opening.

SeaWorld opens with the national anthem through the park’s P.A. system about 15 minutes before the people work their ways through the turnstiles.

Once the park is opening, the soundtrack switches to “Beneath the Blue,” a soaring non-national anthem written for SeaWorld’s 50th anniversary.

Universal Orlando’s…one park opens early each day for guests staying in on-property hotels. It alternates between Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.

Most Universal early birds take advantage of alone time at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Regular visitors might opt for Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at the Studios or the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man or Pteradon Flyers at IOA. That could all change again this summer when the Incredible Hulk coaster reopens and when Skull Island: Reign of Kong makes its debut.

Enjoy!

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Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort Welcomes Four Seasons Private Residences

The enchanting enclave of Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will soon be emerging right here within our Golden Oak community.

Four Seasons Private Residences – starting @ $5,000,000

Owning one of these eminent custom residences will offer an exceptional, hotel-inspired lifestyle-made effortless through the superlative personalized services and amenities of the neighboring Four Seasons Resort Orlando and made magical with its location at Walt Disney World Resort.

Homeowners will enjoy access to amenities, activities and Disney offerings exclusive to the community’s private club, the Golden Oak Club.

Prices begin at $5 million for the whole-ownership retreats.

To learn more about Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando, click here to read the press release or visit OrlandoPrivateResidences.com.

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Disney Cruise Line releases dates for Halloween and Christmas sailings – Orlando Sentinel

Disney Cruise Line has lined up its Halloween and Christmas-themed sailings for 2015. All four ships in the line will feature a series of cruises filled with thematic overlays either for Halloween on the High Seas or Very Merrytime Cruises. In all there will be 70 sailings from September-December from four different ports.

Source: Disney Cruise Line releases dates for Halloween and Christmas sailings – Orlando Sentinel

Boathouse at Downtown Disney debuts menu, look – Orlando Sentinel

The Boathouse opened its doors to the public for the first time this morning. The new restaurant is part of the renovation of Downtown Disney, the shopping and dining district that eventually will go by the name of Disney Springs.The new restaurant, built in the section of land once known as Pleasure Island, is designed to take advantage of its waterfront location. Many tables face the water, visible through large windows, and a bar is built upon a dock that juts out behind the restaurant.

Source: Boathouse at Downtown Disney debuts menu, look – Orlando Sentinel

Orlando – Things to Do in December

Shows and Special Events to enjoy this December in and around Orlando.

Sunday, Dec. 1:

The Messiah Chorale Society’s 41st annual presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” will be at 3 p.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando. The concert is free – no tickets are required. Doors open at 2:15 p.m., and concertgoers are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Tuesday, Dec. 3:

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: The after-hours, extra-ticket holiday event at Magic Kingdom includes a special parade, fireworks, shows, hot chocolate and Disney characters in festive attire. Tickets range from $57 to $71, depending on date. Details: Disneyworld.com or 407-824-4321.

Wednesday, Dec. 4:

The Letterman: The classic pop harmony trio performs a Christmas concert to benefit Catholic Charities of Central Florida at 7 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 526 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Tickets are $25-$45. For details, call 407-998-5662.

Thursday, Dec. 5:

Christmas in the Park: Each year, the Morse Museum helps launch the holiday season in Winter Park when it displays stained-glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany in Central Park. Entertainment is provided by the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir and Brass Ensemble. This year marks the 35th annual Christmas in the Park; it’s free and runs from 6:15-8 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 6:

Candlelight Processional: Epcot’s telling of the Christmas story via mass choir, orchestra and celebrity narrator withWhoopi Goldberg. Performances are three times nightly through Dec. 30. It’s included in regular Epcot admission of $90 ($84 for ages 3-9). More info: Disneyworld.com or 407-824-4321.

Saturday, Dec. 7:

Annual Lighted Parade of Boats: The boat parade at dusk on the St. Johns River caps a day of activities in the Lake County community of Astor, starting with a 10 a.m. Christmas street parade. 407-290-9244

Sunday, Dec. 8:

See (and hear) the 40-foot-tall Singing Christmas Trees at First Baptist Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. Tickets are $5-$18 for today’s 5 p.m. performance. Other dates are Dec. 13, 14, 15. Details: 888-461-9824, singingtrees.org.

Monday, Dec. 9:

John Mayer, with Phillip Phillips: Mayer’s singing, songwriting and guitar work have earned him seven Grammy Awards and inclusion on Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Orlando’sAmway Center. Tickets are $46.75-$88.10. Details: amwaycenter.com

Tuesday, Dec. 10:

ICE! at Gaylord Palms: The Kissimmee resort presents elaborate ice carvings with a Frosty the Snowman theme this year. This year, a member of the ice-carving team will be there for first-hand demonstrations called “Artisans in Action.” ICE! runs through Jan. 5. Admission ranges from $10.99 to $29.99, depending on date. More info: gaylordpalms.com or 407-586-0000.

Wednesday, Dec. 11:

“Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular”: Islands of Adventure puts on a live stage musical based on Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” classic. It’s performed multiple times daily through Jan. 4, and is included in regular IOA admission of $92 ($86 for ages 3-9). More info: universalorlando.com or 407-363-8000.

Thursday, Dec. 12:

“It’s a Wonderful Life”: Orlando Shakespeare Theater tells the classic story of George Bailey, immortalized in the Jimmy Stewart film. The Shakes’ version is in the style of a radio play, full of nostalgic fun. The show runs through Dec. 29. The theater is at 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando. Tickets are $17-$40; call 407-447-1700 or go to orlandoshakes.org.

Friday, Dec. 13:

Apopka Gingerbread House Competition and Christmas Concert: Michael Andrew & The Swingerhead Atomic Big Band are headliners at the Apopka Amphitheater, 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets – $10, free for children under 5 – are available at The Apopka Chief & Planter and Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce or by phone at 877-725-8849.

Saturday, Dec.14:

“A Classic Christmas”: The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park presents its annual concert of holiday classics featuring its choir and orchestra. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15. The concerts take place at Knowles Memorial Chapel on the Rollins Collegecampus, 1000 Holt Ave., Orlando. Tickets are $25-$55; call 407-646-2182 or go to bachfestivalflorida.org.

Sunday, Dec. 15:

The Red Christmas Barn at Green Meadows Petting Farm hosts “an old-fashioned Christmas.” Children ages 1-12 get a free toy from Santa’s bag. Green Meadows is at 1368 S. Poinciana Blvd. in Kissimmee. Details: 407-846-0770

Monday, Dec. 16:

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration: Nightly activities include a figure-skating show, the Polar Express Experience, “O Wondrous Night” stage show, seasonal versions of the sea lion show and killer-whale show and a fireworks-plus-fountains extravaganza. These extras are included in regular SeaWorld admission of $92 ($84 for ages 3-9) and run through Dec. 31.

Tuesday, Dec. 17:

Macy’s Holiday Parade: Universal Studios brings out the big balloons for daily parades through Jan. 4. Could be a Santa sighting as well. It’s included in regular park admission of $92 ($86 for ages 3-9). More info: universalorlando.com or 407-363-8000.

Wednesday, Dec. 18:

“The Holy Art of Imperial Russia”: Exhibition at the Polasek Museum features Russian religious icons from the 17th century through the early 20th century. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, through April 13. Tickets are $4 seniors, $3 students, free age 12 and younger. Details: 407-647-6294, polasek.org

Thursday, Dec. 19:

Justin Timberlake: The former boy-band star returns to the home of teen-pop on his successful solo tour behind his latest studio project, “The 20/20 Experience.” Show starts at 8 p.m. at Orlando’s Amway Center. Tickets are $57.50-$191.75. Details: amwaycenter.com

Friday, Dec. 20:

“The Nutcracker”: The Orlando Ballet is joined by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for its annual production of the children’s favorite. In the ballet, little Clara goes on a Christmas adventure with a magical nutcracker, a gift from a mysterious toy maker. The show will be performed at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando, through Dec. 22. Tickets are $30-$90; call 407-426-1739 or go to orlandoballet.org

Saturday, Dec. 21:

All aboard: Cannonball Christmas Express Steam Train departs the Tavares Train Station for four (50-minute) trips. Santa will board the train at the North Pole to visit with kids and present each child with a gift. Trips today are at 4 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $27 adults; $20 for children 3-12. Details: orangeblossomcannonball.com.

Sunday, Dec. 22:

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Florida: It’s the final day to catch the Winter Haven theme park’s holiday programming that includes a Miniland scavenger hunt and encounters with Lego-ized life-size versions of Santa and a toy soldier. There’s also a 30-foot tree made of green Lego bricks. Bricktacular is included in regular park admission of $81 ($74 for ages 3-12).

Monday, Dec. 23:

“FX-Mas Bash”: Christmas-themed dress is encouraged at FX Orlando’s teen dance party from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the House of Blues, 1490 E. Buena Vista Drive at Downtown Disney, Lake Buena Vista. Tickets are $20 (ages 21 or under only). Details: fx.nightlifegroup.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 24:

Winter in the Park: Daily ice skating on a holiday rink through Jan. 5. at the West Meadow of Central Park along Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park. Hours are 3-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 3-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. All-day tickets are $10 (skates included). Details: cityofwinterpark.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 25:

Movies at the multiplex: Three ideas are “Saving Mr. Banks,” with Tom Hanks as Walt Disney; “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” with Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig; and “The Wolf of Wall Street” with Leonardo DiCaprio directed by Martin Scorsese.

Thursday, Dec. 26:

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Even after Christmas has passed, streets with zillions of flickering lights choreographed to holiday music continue to entertain. The lights shine nightly through Jan. 5 and are included in regular park admission of $90 ($84 for ages 3-9). More info: Disneyworld.com or 407-824-4321.

Friday, Dec. 27:

“The Little Drummer Boy”: Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater presents a 40-minute retelling of the traditional Christmas tale. The string-puppet musical is designed especially for little ones. Showtimes are 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. today; 12:30, 2:45 and 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6; call 407-834-8757 or emailBoxOffice@Pinocchios.net. The theater is inside Altamonte Mall, 451 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs.

Saturday, Dec. 28:

Russell Athletic Bowl parade of bands: Representing both bowl teams, the bands are slated to march down Park Avenue in Winter Park from 11 a.m. to noon. Details: http://www.floridacitrussports.com/events.aspx. After the parade you can watch teams from the ACC and American Athletic Conference play in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Kickoff is at 6:45 p.m. at Florida’s Citrus Bowl.

Sunday, Dec. 29:

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: It’s last call for Orlando Repertory Theatre’s production of “Rudolph.” The staged musical is based on the ever-popular television special that expands upon the story line of the familiar holiday song. Showtimes are 2 and 5:30 p.m. at the theater, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando. Tickets are $12-$18; call 407-896-7365 or go to orlandorep.com.