Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My Imaginary Limited Time Magic Week

I love the idea of the Limited Time Magic weeks for this year's Disney promotion.  I think it is a great way to bring something unique to each visitors vacation, as well as bring to the parks some extra fun.  As I tried to come up with a good idea for my post, I thought of what I love at Disney that isn't always around when I visit.  That is Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. Then, I tried to find a way to fit it into my favorite Disney park, which is the Magic Kingdom.  So here is my Limited Time Magic week:

Fantasy Food Fair

Ok, so the name could use a little more creativity, but how about a food festival around the Magic Kingdom based on favorite attractions and characters?  Here is what I imagine you would find for booths throughout the park (I could have written a book here, but decided to stick with just two or three booths per park section!):

In Adventureland:

  • Swiss Family Robinson Tree House: Fruit and Vegetable dishes with a polynesian/tropical twist (even in the kitchen as you walk through the tree house, there table is covered in fruits and vegetables)
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin: Moroccan themed dishes from lamb to couscous and more
  • Pirates of the Caribbean:  Caribbean Themed Foods, such as the jerk chicken they serve at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival (one of my favorites!)
Liberty Square:
  • Hall of Presidents: A selection of foods from colonial America to today, from apple pie to johnny cakes to cranberry themed dishes
  • Liberty Belle Riverboat: Princess and the Frog/Mardi Gras themed foods from red beans and rice to beignets
  • Haunted Mansion: To celebrate along with the ghosts in the ballroom, this booth would have party themed cupcakes and sweet, ghostly treats to choose from
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Honey themed foods would be at the forefront here.  Honey Lime Chicken sandwiches (we make these at home a lot) to tea flavored with honey to honey themed sweet treats
  • Mad Tea Party: Tea party finger foods would be the offerings here, along with many flavors of tea sample
  • Pete's Silly Sideshow: Circus foods would be the highlight here from corn dogs to caramel popcorn to roasted peanuts
  • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin:  Here Pizza Planet would be the theme!  Maybe even  an offering of Mrs. Nesbitt's tea!
  • Stitich's Great Escape: Foods from this booth would, of course, have a Polynesian flair, and even include Stitch juice, which is served at the Best Friends Character Breakfast at 'Ohana.

This would be a fun promotion for one of the Limited Time Magic weeks, well, at least I think it would be!  I know I would enjoying the samples while we toured the parks.  

What food booth would you create for a Fantasy Food Fair?


Heidi Strawser said...

Oh my gosh - what a fun idea, Beth! You'll have to tell me more about your Honey Lime Chicken Sandwiches. That sounds really good. We eat a lot of chicken at our house, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it!

The World of Deej said...

This is a great idea! Sort of brings a little F&W festival to the Magic Kingdom. And it's educational!:)

Beth D. said...

Thanks, DJ! Anytime I can discuss the Food and Wine Festival, I am happy! :-) If Disney planned something like this, I would drop everything and hop on a plane to experience it!

Beth D. said...

One of the easiest dishes ever by Rachael Ray. She serves them on rolls, but we just use tortillas instead. My kids LOVE them! It is one of the meals that no one complains! Here it is:

Heidi Strawser said...

Thanks! That does sound easy, and delicious!

Beth D. said...

You wouldn't think the marinade would make a difference in such a short time, but it does! We make these once a week throughout the summer. Actually they are on our menu for this week now that we can finally grill!

Heidi Strawser said...

Well, like I said, we eat a lot of chicken here! So we will definitely be trying this recipe. Hopefully soon!

JenniferLissak said...

That's a lot of fun! Great idea!

Lisa Cameron said...

I am all for anything that has to do with food. Love your ideas!

Capturing Magical Memories said...

How fun. Love these ideas and I would definitely join in.

BruceWDW said...

I love this idea (but I also love foods). This works; patent it and send to Disney!

Beth D. said...

Thanks, Bruce! :-)