Hello and Happy New Year! It has been a few months (okay since April) since we last sent our newsletter. I obviously halted these when the parks closed, and then I felt that there wasn't a ton of information and no one traveling to really need to keep it going for a bit.

Things are finally picking up and the parks have been getting busier. New options are being added and restaurants are reopening.

I am happy to be writing to you all again! I hope you have all stayed healthy during the last few months and hopefully later this year or next year you are thinking about going to Walt Disney World again. 

Now let's jump in to some news over the last few months and things to look forward to.

Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts begins this week!

Ever since Epcot reopened in July they've been hopping from one festival to the next. The Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Holidays ended on December 30th and this new festival begins on January 8th. This will run until February 22nd.

They haven't released full menus yet, but based on the preview it appears we have some retuning (and hopefully improved) options to enjoy. The Refreshment Outpost has a Plant-Based Bratwurst again and in Japan they have Vegetable Gyoza. We will be confirming what is vegan when the festival begins.

Want to see what was offered last year? Head here.

Our favorite (and least favorite) things we ate in 2020!

Every year we compile a list of the best and worst things we ate at Disney World. This year was a little different, but we still had to fill the list!

See what our favorites were here.

Crystal Palace Reopened and added a vegan option!

Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom, like many buffets, has switched to be a family style table service meal. For the entree here they have added a Southern Fried Cauliflower. 

This entree comes with a side of collards, potatoes, and green beans. The whole dish is topped with a maple drizzle.

Read our full review here.

Park Hopping has returned!

The parks officially reopened back in July of 2020. When they reopened they were allowing guests to visit one park per day. They completely eliminated the park hopper option as a ticket to purchase as well.

As of January 1st you can park hop if you have a Annual Pass or a Park Hopper ticket. To do so you need to make a normal Park Pass Reservation to go to the first park, then after 2pm you may enter another park as long as that park is not at capacity.

We tried this this weekend and hopped from Hollywood Studios over to Epcot. It was so nice to be able to visit two parks in one day again! 

We stayed at Disney's Fort Wilderness in November

Want to know what it's like to stay at Walt Disney World right now? We stayed at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort in a cabin for our son's birthday.

The cabins are perfect for a touch of Disney, tons of social distancing, and you can bring your dog!

Check out our vlog to see what staying at Disney is like right now. Watch here.

Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Co. adds oat milk

Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Co. is a great coffee option found all over the parks, Disney Springs, and even a few resorts.

They have finally added another non-dairy milk option! They now have both almond and oat milk available for their coffee drinks.

Read our reviews of their drinks here.

Make your favorite vegan dishes at home!

We know not everyone can go to the parks anytime soon. So we have a few recipes on our blog for making our favorite dishes at home! From the Felucian Garden Spread to Crispy Tofu, you too can feel like you're in the parks at home.

You can find all of our recipes here.

New and removed menu items:

Magic Kingdom
Added -> Crystal Palace: Southern Fried Cauliflower

Added -> Tomorrowland Terrace: Harbour Salad

Added -> Spice Road Table: Pomegranate-Chili Crispy Cauliflower, Dolmas

Removed -> Spice Road Table: Vegetable Platter

Hollywood Studios
Added -> Rosie's All-American Cafe: Toasted "Lobster" Roll

Added -> ABC Commissary: Curry Rice Bowl with Tofu

Added -> Woody's Lunch Box: Toasted "Cheddar" Sandwich

Find a full list of the vegan options broken down by park, Disney Springs, and Resorts here.

Important dates:

January 8th to February 22nd - Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts

March 3rd to July 5th - Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

February 9th - Disney's All-Star Movie's Resort set to reopen 

May 30th: Disney's Beach Club set to reopen

June 6th - Disney's Wilderness Lodge set to reopen

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