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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

See What’s In Store at Disney During “Magical Dining”

 by Beth Keating



August 24, 2022


Four restaurants on Disney property are participating in this year’s Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining program, and they will be offering a wide variety of tastes and flavors for diners, beginning this week. This year’s dining program runs from August 26 through October 2, 2022. 

While there are typically close to one hundred Orlando area restaurants involved in the Magical Dining program, there are four Disney-based restaurants on this year’s list, with five more Lake Buena Vista area eateries at the surrounding hotels near Disney World. Il Mulino New York Trattoria at the Walt Disney World Swan; Jaleo and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Disney Springs; and Todd English’s bluezoo at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel are this year’s included “Disney” eateries (though they are all independently-owned).  


Guests at Magical Dining restaurants enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe dinner for just $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Dinner includes the choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert from a specially curated Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining menu that showcases some of the chef’s favorite dishes at each restaurant. One dollar from each meal will also benefit The Able Trust, which works to help expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.   


Here’s a peek at the Magical Dining menus at the participating Disney restaurants:


• Il Mulino New York Trattoria (Walt Disney World Swan Resort)  



Pollo Fritto Di Toscana

(fried chicken, rosemary, crispy artichokes, with garlic lemon dipping sauce)


(mussels with spicy garlic white wine sauce or spicy fra diavolo)

Insalate Caesar 

(classic il mulino caesar salad)



Rigatoni con Fungi 

(rigatoni pasta with wild mushrooms, italian cherry peppers, garlic and truffle oil)

Pollo Scarpariello 

(hand cut chicken with garlic, white wine, wild mushrooms, and spicy cherry peppers)


(seared striped bass with cherry tomatoes, garlic, pancetta and white wine served over sautéed spinach)


Torta di Cioccolati  

(flourless chocolate cake, whipped cream zabaglione)


(layered espresso and coffee liqueur infused lady fingers coated with mascarpone cream)

Italian Gelato


• Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Disney Springs)



Grilled Bruschetta

(marinated tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto, ciabatta)

Caesar Salad 

(little gem lettuce, creamy garlic dressing, herb croutons, shaved parmesan)

Wedge Salad 

(marinated cherry tomatoes, bacon, blue cheese, ranch dressing)



Oven Roasted Scottish Salmon 

(braised butter beans, pancetta, roasted tomatoes)

Grilled Pork Chop 

(creamy polenta, mushrooms, thyme)

Rigatoni Pasta 

(bolognese meat sauce, roasted tomatoes, pecorino)



House Made Carrot Cake 

(cream cheese icing, candied walnuts, caramel sauce)

Spanish Cheesecake with house made caramel sauce

Giant Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie with vanilla gelato and caramel sauce


• JALEO  (Disney Springs)



Traditional Pan Con Tomate 

(toasted slices of crispy bread brushed with fresh tomato)

Gazpacho de Tomate Estilo Algeciras 

(chilled spanish soup with tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers)

Croquetas de Pollo 

(traditional chicken fritters)



Pimientos del Piquillo Rellenos con Queso Caña de Cabra 

(seared piquillo peppers filled with goat cheese)

Ensalada Verde 

(mixed greens with tomatoes, onions and olives with sherry dressing)

Empedrat de Montgetes 

(traditional catalan bean salad with tomatoes, olives and sherry dressing)

Espinacas a la Catalana 

(sautéed spinach with pine nuts, raisins and apples)



Chorizo Casero con Puré de Patatas al Aceite de Oliva 

(house-made traditional chorizo with olive oil mashed potatoes)

Pollo con Pisto Manchego 

(josper grilled chicken thigh with a traditional vegetable stew)

Paella del Dia 

(daily paella served with garlic aioli)



Flan al Estilo Tradicional de Mamá Marisa con Espuma de Crema Catalana

(classic Spanish custard with ‘espuma’ of catalan cream and oranges)

Pan con Chocolate

(chocolate custard with caramelized bread, olive oil and brioche ice cream)

Sorbetes Caseros


• Todd English's bluezoo (Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort)  



Caesar Salad 

(little gem romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, house dressing, crouton, crispy egg yolk)

bluezoo’s New England Style Clam Chowder

(light and brothy with salt cured bacon, house-made oyster crackers)

BBQ Potstickers

(smoked pork shoulder dumplings, mustard barbecue sauce)



Linguine Con Vongole

(linguine pasta, little neck clams, chorizo, sweet basil, tomato sauce, calabrian chili)

Simply Fish

(creamy risotto, seasonal vegetables, salsa verde or white wine sauce)

Crispy Skinned Chicken

(roasted chicken breast, confit thigh, warm bread & arugula salad, currants, roasted chicken jus)



Warm Chocolate Molten Cake

(chocolate cream pudding, chocolate and caramel sauce, house made organic vanilla bean ice cream)

Strawberry Angel Food Cake

(marinated strawberry, crispy tuile)

Root Beer Float

(vanilla bean ice cream, boylan’s root beer bourbon vanilla whipped cream, chocolate shavings)


Additional Hotel Restaurants Near Disney (click the links for their menus):


• La Luce  (Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek)  


•  The Venetian Chop House (Caribe Royale World Center Drive)


•  Deep blu seafood grille  (Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek)  


•  Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen  (Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress)


•  Unreserved Food Bazaar (JW Marriott Bonnet Creek)


You can make reservations for the restaurants under their listing on the Magical Dining website, through OpenTable, or through the restaurants themselves. Check the Visit Orlando Magical Dining website for restaurant hours, specific restrictions and availabilities.


If you’d like to see DisneyBizJournal’s dining reviews from Il Mulino and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill from last year’s Magical Dining, check here and here.  



Beth Keating is a theme parks, restaurant and entertainment reporter for DisneyBizJournal.


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