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The Mauro’s Magical Disney Vacations Airs on Food Network

Tony Shepherd

by , Producer, Broadcast Marketing

It’s a chilly January just about everywhere – so, we wanted to bring you a little something to warm up your winter – and – pun fully intended – whet your appetite for an exciting vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort soon!


We recently had the opportunity to host Jeff Mauro, the Food Network’s Sandwich King, and his family here at the resort – and each one really found their Disney Side! And, because cameras caught it all, the Food Network is sharing the whole experience with you tonight!


With visits to Magic Kingdom, Epcot and a fun-filled safari in Animal Kingdom, the Mauro clan hits the ground running to make this Disney vacation their best yet. In the midst of all the fun, they dine at restaurants throughout the resort, including the new Be Our Guest restaurant, Sanaa, Chef Mickey’s, Victoria and Albert’s and California Grill.

We had a fantastic time filming this special. Jeff met many of our world class Disney Chefs, and even got in the kitchen with some of them. Here’s Jeff with Chef David Njoroge at Sanaa, where he learned to make our famous Naan Bread.


I’ve never been on a shoot where so much delicious Disney food was at my fingertips. Of course, being a producer and all, it’s my job to sample some of the food.

Okay, that’s a lie. I ate everything.

Hope you’ll tune in to the Food Network tonight at 8:00 Eastern / 7:00 Central, for The Mauro’s Magical Disney Vacation.

Here’s a preview…

Hmmmm. I wonder if I can get priority seating at Sanaa for lunch today…..?


  • Watched it with my roommate. The show did it’s job – he now wants to plan a trip!
    Side note: Isn’t his last name Mauro without an s?

  • That was good fun – my picky thing – Apostrophe Man strikes again! There were multiple Mauros, not just 1. Should have been The Mauros’
    cute show and I loved the kitchen scenes

  • Yes, would love to know when (if?) this will air on food network canada! =)

  • Just finished watching the show and it was wonderful! Every show that I have watched on the Food Network relating to Disney has been fantastic! I encourage Disney and the Food Network to make more shows for us to enjoy–the food and venues are wonderful and should be shared!

  • Enjoyed watching the show. One tiny nitpick though. When describing Fantasmic, he refers to the “evil queen from Cinderella.” Sorry Mauro, but Cinderella had a wicked stepmother…the Evil Queen is from Snow White. I’m surprised someone, somewhere didn’t catch that.

  • I watched him on “The Next Food Network Star” and was so glad that he won. I can’t wait to see this show.

  • Just finished watching it, and it was awesome.

  • Will this air in Canada?

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