Keys to the Kingdom, Mardi Gras Kickoff and Seven Seas Food Festival: Your Weekly Theme Park Recap (January 30

Here’s the Orlando theme park news you need to know for the week of January 30.

Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida

1. Key experiences return to Disney World

After nearly two years of downtime, some key experiences are beginning to return to Walt Disney World Resort. The Keys to the Kingdom tour is the biggest on this list, with tours available from February 6. This legendary tour gives guests the opportunity to experience Magic Kingdom park in a new and unique way. The Wilderness Back Trail adventure is also back. On this two-hour Segway tour, guests have the opportunity to learn more about Disney and the property while surrounded by more natural elements than the theme parks (while riding the fun Segways, of course). ).

These visits return this Sunday to the most magical place on the planet. Check the details here.

2. Romantic harbor nights

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Need a romantic date? Loews Portofino Bay has you covered. Harbor Nights is an event that has all the makings of a perfect first or 50th date. Waterfront dining, unlimited wine and food, and live music are perfect for an evening. Add to that the fact that it all takes place in the hotel’s beautiful Port Piazza, and you have a great experience. Harbor Nights went on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, but we were able to catch the premiere in October. Read this review here to see what it’s all about.

Sound good to you? We thought so. Grab your Harbor Nights tickets here.

Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Orlando Resort

3. Louder, Spicer and Wilder – Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

Mardi Gras officially kicked off this weekend. With a seemingly endless array of food and drink options, the party is on at Universal Studios Florida. Food options range from Shrimp Gumbo to Ube Ice Cream and everything in between. Of course, a number of specialty cocktails and draft beers are also on the park’s menu. We covered the opening of the Tribute Store and tasted them all the food This weekend. Watch us try EVERYTHING on Youtube!

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida will run from February 5 through April 24, 2022.

4. Seven Seas Food Festival

The Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando kicked off this weekend! The event features 24 marketplaces and 26 live concerts spread over several weeks of festivities. Celebrating the tastes and cuisines of the seven seas, the event hosts more than 200 dishes prepared by chefs and mixologists. While the party is It really is a festival, it’s (usually) a decidedly family affair, with plenty to keep the little ones entertained while the parents enjoy the food and drink on offer throughout the park. You can enjoy the Seven Seas Food Festival from February 4 to May 8, 2022.

Don’t want to miss anything? We don’t blame you. Buy your SeaWorld tickets here and enjoy!

5. Toothsome Milkshake Foundry opens in Philadelphia

Last weekend, we braved the elements and walked 1,000 miles to get some milkshakes in the show. Toothsome Milkshake Foundry opened at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, and we were there for the opening. While the menu is decidedly more limited than what we’re used to here in Orlando, the Foundry offers a sort of “greatest hits” menu for those fierce patrons who like it sweet while cheering on the 76ers or Flyers. We can’t help but wonder – where else could a Toothsome appear?

Check out our travel and food review here.

That’s it for this week’s news! Go to the parks.


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