This Week in Disney News – Princess Half Marathon, Food & Wine, and a New Restaurant at the BoardWalk

princess half winner 2014This week in Disney news was all about food and marathons. Sure there were other stories thrown in the mix but running and food were the headlines.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival News

Our friends at the Disney Food Blog shared some big news this week about this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

First, the bookings for the festival’s special events open to the general public on July 31! The DFB’s post had some great information on this year’s special events, including new seminars and some returning favorites (like the Parisian Breakfast!)

Other Food and Wine Festival news included more menu updates, and news that Puerto Rico booth is returning this year after a year-long hiatus.

Other Food News from Disney World

Kouzzina by Cat Cora – located at Disney’s BoardWalk – is closing at the end of September. But the mystery as to what is replacing the Mediterranean eatery has been solved. Trattoria al Forno is scheduled to open in the same location by December. This Italian eatery will feature wood-fired pizzas, handmade mozzarella, and dishes from several regions. And wine lovers will be happy to hear that only Italian wines will be served – 60 by the bottle and nearly 25 by the glass.

Sports News out of Disney World

Registration for the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon opened July 15 at noon and in less than a day the half marathon, Enchanted 10K, and Glass Slipper Challenge had sold out! The Frozen-themed Princess 5K was at 75 percent capacity at press time, but will also likely sell out soon.

Fantasy Football fans have a chance to take part in the inaugural ESPN Fantasy Football Convention. The event is scheduled for next month at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Other Disney News

Disney fans – who aren’t D23 members – have the chance to purchase tickets for the D23 Fanniversary Celebration. Tickets went on sale for the general public last week. The Fanniversary event will be visiting the following cities: Burbank, California on August 9; San Diego, August 10; San Francisco, August 16 and 17; Chicago, September 6; Seattle, September 13; Atlanta, September 20; Philadelphia, September 21; Washington, D.C., September 26; New York City, September 28; Boston, October 4; and Orlando, October 25.

Over on Walt Disney World for Grownups, they’re talking about the top 10 must-have items for a day in the parks and spending a romantic day in Epcot’s France pavilion.

We are expecting a lot of news to break this week about the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! Be sure to visit DisZine every day for the latest news, and follow us on Twitter and like us over on Facebook.

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