3 Disney World Dining Updates January/February 2019


Today, we have 3 recent updates on one of my favorite activities at Disney World, dining at Disney! Below are 3 recent dining updates for January & February 2019 at Disney World.

1. New Concept Art & Details For Jaleo At Disney Springs

Jaleo, to be located on the West Side, will be led by world-renowned Chef José Andrés’. There are 5 locations worldwide (USA & Mexico City), however this will be Florida’s first location and also his largest restaurant to date. Jaleo is an impressive 22,000 square feet and inspired by Spain in design and flavors. The restaurant will be its own 2-story building, with the 1st floor to feature a “grab-n-go” area.

The building itself will feature no straight lines, no cubic forms and no opaque walls for an organic and expressive feel. This is highlighted with pergolas, connecting the indoors and outdoors. Stop by for tastes of Spain such as paella, hand-carved Jamon Iberico de Bellota and Iberico pork.

This eatery is expected to debut soon, in Winter 2019 at Disney Springs.

2. New IllumiNations Dining Package Starts 1/18

As previously announced, Summer 2019 will be the last times to enjoy IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. For guests wishing for VIP seating during their last viewing are in luck, starting January 18, 2019 is a new IllumiNations Dining Package.

Guests will enjoy reserved viewing on the patio at Rose & Crown Dining Room in the United Kingdom Pavilion. Dine on classic British cuisine with a Prix Fixe menu of menu favorites (see below), with great views and unique perspective. Plus, unlimited alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks included.

Reservations open 1/17/19. Cost is $85 for adult (age 10+) and $35 child (age 3-9), tax & tip included in price.

3. DVC Exclusive Disney On Broadway Dessert Party On 2/25

Disney On Broadway Concert Series returns during the Festival of the Arts at Epcot, 7 days a week for 2019. Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts is returning from January 18 through February 25, 2019. Learn more and read the Line-Up for 2019.

Recently announced, Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Members, and their guests, can enjoy an exclusive Disney on Broadway Dessert Party. This is part of Membership Extras for DVC members.

On February 25 the following come together to perform: Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, Kissy Simmons, Alton Fitzgerald White. DVC members can enjoy a separate ticketed event, the Disney on Broadway Dessert Party. Cost includes: guaranteed seating at one Disney on Broadway, fireworks dessert party occurring 8:30-9:30pm followed by a casual cocktail hour from 9:30-10:30pm located in the Member Lounge (above the Imagination! Pavilion).

Cost is $77 (+ tax & tip) for adults and $52 (+ tax & tip) for children. Epcot admission also required. Reservation begin by phone on 1/8/19.

photo credit: Disney Parks Blog

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