Valentine’s Weekend 2022 Walt Disney World Resort Update by Alan S. Dalinka
Walt Disney World Resort 2022 Valentine’s Weekend Update
News, Opinions and Writers’ Words
Since Tuesday’s release of this week’s regular Walt Disney World Resort update, I’ve received several press releases about Walt Disney World Resort and surrounding area options for Valentine’s Day weekend. Since Valentine’s Day is Monday, February 14th, and our next regular update is scheduled for Tuesday, February 15th, I’ve decided to only release a special edition of the update for the Valentine’s Weekend option.
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Valentine’s Day Weekend Gifts 2022
The Disneyland Blog has released its full 2022 Valentine’s Day Food Guide.
Disney Springs Patina Restaurant Group Venue
If you’re a regular visitor to our Walt Disney World Resort update, you’ve seen this set at the Patina Restaurant Group location in Disney Springs. The options in the subsequent sections are new to our publication.
Enzo’s hideaway (Disney Springs) Featured Cocktails:
- Bourbon – Cherry Crush Knob Bourbon, Pomegranate Molasses, Lime Juice and Soda ($18)
- Kiss Me – Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Raspberry Jam, Pineapple Juice and Simple Syrup, Garnished with Fresh Raspberries ($17)
- Cherry Bomb – Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Maraschino Juice, Orange Juice & Lime Soda ($18)
Morimoto Asia (Disney Springs) Valentine’s Day Chef’s Tasting Menu 8 courses including amuse bouche and dessert ($555 per couple plus tax and tip)
- Servings include oysters, sushi, A5 Wagyu beef, lobster and Szechuan Colorado lamb
- “Finger food friendly” – classes are designed to eat without utensils
Maria and Enzo’s Featured Cocktails:
- Red Mask – Makers Mark, Sour Mix and Nero D’Avole ($18)
- Baciami – Bacardi, simple syrup, lime juice and raspberries ($18)
Edison (Disney Springs) Featured Cocktails and Food:
- Love Potion #1 – Herradura Silver Tequila, Homemade Raspberry Mint Liqueur, Watermelon and Lime Juice ($17)
- Love Potion #2 – Tito’s Vodka, Homemade Raspberry Mint Liqueur, Watermelon and Lime Juice ($17)
- Love Potion #3 – Segura Viudas Brut Rose, Homemade Raspberry Mint Liquor, Watermelon and Lime Juice ($17)
- Special Appetizer – Chocolate Bacon
- Featured Entree – 6 oz brisket, grilled U12 shrimp, half glaze, mashed potatoes and chef’s choice vegetables
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in Disney Springs
Enjoy free sparkling wine or Kir cocktails at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Whether you’re dining out with friends, lovers or both, Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant invites you to share a Valentine’s toast and offer each guest a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or Kir cocktail upon arrival.
If you’re still thinking of the perfect gift for that special someone, the pub’s Shop for Ireland boutique offers a range of Claddagh rings and a variety of jewellery that’s sure to warm the hopeful heart of many a shy girl or lad. The symbols of Claddagh’s hands, crown and heart represent friendship, loyalty and love.
But first, dinner! Raglan Road’s creative menu is filled with flavours of contemporary Irish cuisine, from authentic steaks with whiskey pepper sauce to drunken mussels swimming in a delicious Bloomsday ale, white wine and garlic soup. Diners looking for a plant-based entree can wholeheartedly enjoy Plant-Based Shepherd’s Pie, a faro barley-based vegetable masterpiece served with olive oil mashed potatoes and charred onion gravy. Pair your dishes with Guinness or signature craft beers, signature cocktails or wine of your choice. For a sweet ending, try our classic Butter Bread Pudding. Or follow chocolatey Rocky Road to Raglan, a surefire way to Valentine’s Day dessert bliss.
Throughout the evening you will enjoy our Irish performances including house musicians and our Raglan Road Irish dancers. Recommended for Valentine’s Day reservations. A little Irish romance can go a long way.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Amare At Walt Disney World Swan Sanctuary (https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/swan-reserve/amare/)
What better place to celebrate a romantic dinner than a restaurant whose name means “love”? Recently named a Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Orlando by USA TODAY 10 Best, Amare is a new casual upscale venue serving Mediterranean cuisine prepared with quality ingredients. For wine lovers, Amare has an impressive collection of wines imported from the Mediterranean region, with dedicated wine flights, perfect for couples to share and taste. Dinner at Amare and overnight in the Swan Sanctuary’s Epcot View room for a private post-dinner fireworks viewing. It’s easy to fall in love with this romantic place.
Il Mulino New York Trattoria Swan at Walt Disney World (https://swandolphin.com/dining/il-mulino/)
Serving traditional Italian cuisine from the Abruzzi region of Italy, Il Mulino New York Trattoria offers vibrant Italian cuisine and signature cocktails made with fresh ingredients. Details in the restaurant include exposed red brick arches, rustic wood floors and soft lighting to create a cosy atmosphere. After dinner, couples can take a stroll on the Disney Boardwalk near the restaurant.
bluezoo by Todd English Dolphins at Walt Disney World (https://swandolphin.com/dining/todd-englishs-bluezoo/)
Designed to make guests feel as if they are underwater, Todd English’s bluezoo has a unique romantic atmosphere, including elements such as lighting installations reminiscent of swarms of fish and jellyfish. Its coastal cuisine menu offers two dishes and unique beverages to add something extra to date night, like sangria smoked with liquid nitrogen and a burnt orange cocktail with fiery oranges.
Walt Disney World Swan Sanctuary
A romantic stay at one of Orlando’s newest hotels: Couples can enjoy Disney’s nightly fireworks display from the comfort and style of a suite at the New Swan Sanctuary. Many rooms in the Swan Sanctuary have stunning views of EPCOT’s new nightly fireworks display, Harmonious. Guests can snuggle up in their own private space and watch the sky full of colour every night. The Swan Sanctuary also features 151 suites that the whole family can visit, while parents can still enjoy the privacy as a couple.
Guests staying at the Walt Disney World Swan Sanctuary can enjoy these romances without ever setting foot in the park:
- Relax and rejuvenate at Mandala Spa at The Swan Resort
- Enjoy a swan paddle boat ride on Crescent Lake
- Relax in one of the 7 swimming pools or on the resort’s private white sand beach
- Take a nap in one of several hammocks across the resort
- Stroll along Disney’s boardwalk and even take a free boat ride on Disney’s private lake.
For more information or to book, visit www.SwanDolphin.com.
Hyatt Grand Cypress
Four Flamingos: Richard Blais Florida Kitchen (https://fourflamingosorlando.com/)
A four-course romantic menu for Valentine’s Day weekend from Top Chef winner Richard Bryce’s new restaurant, Four Flamingos: Richard Bryce’s Florida Kitchen, offers couples an intimate dining experience, Surrounded by lush greenery, vintage-inspired decor, oversized windows and a screened wraparound porch. From Friday, February 11 to Monday, February 14, the restaurant will be offering a curated four-course menu for Valentine’s Day. Ice Cold Oysters and Pearls with hibiscus hot sauce are the perfect aphrodisiac for couples to share, while crab and ricotta ravioli with lobster tail and truffle foam make for a truly decadent main course. Notable cocktails with liquid nitrogen bubbles complete an unforgettable, uploadable dinner for the two.
TooJay’s Deli (multiple locations) (https://www.toojays.com)
Prix Fixe Menu: “Share a meal of love, have dinner together” (Dine in only; 11-20 February 2022)
Includes the following:
- Soup or salad for everyone (choose garden or caesar salad or chicken noodle or matzo soup)
- Everyone’s Entree: Atlantic Salmon with Dill Sauce, Capri Chicken, Meatloaf, Chopped Sirloin, or Homemade Burgers
- Dessert sharing: TooJay’s cake
- Drinks per person: Non-alcoholic beverage or glass of wine or beer for an additional $3 per person
For more information, visit https://www.toojays.com/share-the-love-dinner-for-too/.
Valentine’s Day specials (as of February 15)
- Red Velvet Cake – A rich, cocoa-flavored cake with a delicious cream cheese frosting
- Customers can enjoy a glass of Prosecco for just $5 when they dine at TooJay’s
AVA Mediterr Aegean Winter Park in Florida (https://www.avamediterraegean.com)
Valentine’s Prix-Fixe Menu ($115 per person)
The newly opened Mediterranean and Aegean-inspired dining destination will offer regular and vegetarian-priced menus on Valentine’s Day.
- Regular menu – Three main courses, starting with toasted lemon balm, pita and olives, and ending with dessert.
Offerings include tuna rolls, horiatiki salad and 8 oz filet mignon.
- Vegetarian Menu (Available in restaurant upon request) – 3 courses including roasted shiitake mushrooms, pita and olives, beginning and ending with dessert
Offerings include tabbouleh and cherry tomato pasta
Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Dress Collection 2022
For those considering a wedding dress this Valentine’s Weekend, Disney has released its 2022 collection of Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Dresses and Platinum Dresses in time for your search. The fashion show, recorded at Magic Kingdom yesterday, February 9, 2022, debuted online.
The fashion show was recorded in the Magic Kingdom. Video courtesy of Disneyland.
General Writer’s Notes
New infections of the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus continue to decline in Florida. Florida’s health and safety protocols remain the same: no statewide vaccine regulations, COVID-19 testing or face covering requirements or business capacity restrictions. The state has also repeatedly blocked enforcement of restrictions imposed by cities and counties during the pandemic. Private property owners, such as Walt Disney World Resort, set requirements for visiting their properties, and you must be aware of those requirements if you decide to visit.
If you are travelling to or from overseas, be sure to check the destinations or places you visit and travel to for the latest rules. While the U.S. government eased international travel restrictions into the U.S. in late 2021, it’s still important to check and comply with the latest COVID-19 testing and vaccine requirements for entry into the U.S., whether as a citizen, permanent resident, or visitor (and pay attention to who needs a visa) .
As for visiting Walt Disney World theme parks, in addition to a valid ticket, a Disneyland Pass reservation is required. If your ticket has the Park Hopper option, Park Hopping is only available after 2pm each day, and only after your first visit to the park you booked for the day. In some cases, Magic Kingdom has reached capacity and suspended Park Hoppers admission, and Disney reserves the right to do so at all parks.
Sales of the new Walt Disney World Annual Pass continue to be suspended in all categories except for Florida resident Pixie Dust…
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