From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Kelsey Noland
We’re gearing up for another race weekend at Walt Disney World Resort as the 2019 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend powered by AfterShokz kicks off Nov. 1. I love the theming of this race as it fits perfectly with all Disney Springs has to offer. We know all you race participants have a jam-packed agenda this weekend and I hope you’ll be doing a little wining and dining to treat yourself on your major accomplishments. Need some recommendations? Don’t worry, I have you covered. Don’t miss these delectable and delicious spots while you’re visiting us:
Delight in a waterfront dining experience with innovative Italian dishes from Executive Chef Justin Plank and James Beard Award-winning chef Tony Mantuano. This is great place to carb up before your race—they’ve got a menu filled with pasta dishes like Linguini with Crab, Spaghetti Bolognese, Homemade Lasagna and more. Race participants receive 20% off food from Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019 when you show your race bib or medal.
Make yourself at home in this beautiful estate-style wine bar featuring wine and food masterfully paired by Master Sommelier George Miliotes. Here you’ll enjoy over 140 wines available by the glass, bottle and even the ounce paired with everything from charcuterie boards, crispy mac and cheese bites, skirt steak and more. Race participants receive a “buy one, get one” glass of wine on tap from Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019 when you show your race bib or medal. (Choice of red, white or rosé up to $9. One per person per visit, per badge and/or medal. Valid with food purchase.)
Indulge your palate with signature dishes and handcrafted specialty cocktails that made James Beard Award-winning chef Wolfgang Puck a pioneer in California cuisine. Some of my favorite dishes include the classic wood-fired pizzas, gourmet salads, and of course, spaghetti and meatballs. I also encourage you to save room for dessert —you won’t be disappointed! Race participants receive a complimentary glass of Wolfgang Puck Chardonnay or Cabernet with a purchase of an entrée from Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019 when you show your race bib or medal.
Savor the flavors and enjoy authentic dishes that celebrate the spirit of España at Jaleo by José Andrés! This beautiful two-story restaurant showcases the incredibly rich, regional diversity of traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine and is headed by James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés. Here you’ll wine and dine like a Spaniard with delicious tapas, paellas (cooked over a wood-fired pit) cheeses, salads, and of course, hand-crafted sangria. Race participants receive 10% off their purchase from Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019 when you show your race bib or medal. You can also pop by Pepe by José Andrés (the adjacent quick service location) and enjoy a complimentary soft serve with a purchase of $9 or more.
There are over 60 dining and retail special discounts and offers for runDisney race participants this weekend so don’t forget to take advantage of them all! Complimentary transportation departs from the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo every 30 minutes during select times from Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Good luck to all our race participants this weekend!