For the first time ever, ABC’s daytime talk and food show “The Chew” filmed a week of shows from Walt Disney World this past week, which will air on ABC Oct. 12-16.
Co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly had a magical experience with Disney World food, rides and one-of-a-kind experiences, including visiting Animal Kingdom and buckling in for a high-speed adventure at Test Track. The main parts of the shows were filmed at Epcot, coinciding with the International Food & Wine Festival.
Guests included Alfonso Ribeiro (ABC’s “AFV”) and Bellamy Young (ABC’s “Scandal”). “The Chew” also surprised its live audience with appearances from classic Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Goofy and a performance from the cast of Disney’s “Festival of The Lion King.”
Listings for the week of Oct. 12-16 (subject to change; weekdays, 1 p.m. EST):
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 – “THE CHEW’S FAMILY VACATION” – Carla Hall makes a Norwegian roasted salmon and ranch potato galette; Michael Symon visits The Land at Epcot to check out the center’s hydroponic gardening program and makes a meal with its vegetables; Mickey Mouse and Goofy stop by to say hello.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 – “MAKING MEAL MAGIC” – Alfonso Ribeiro (ABC’s “AFV”); Mario Batali and Michael Symon square off with their recipes for angel hair with Brussel sprouts, bacon and walnuts and shrimp Fra Diavolo over linguine.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 – “EASY FIVE STAR FEAST” – Mario Batali visits Iron Chef Morimoto’s new restaurant at Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia; Bellamy Young (ABC’s “Scandal”).
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 – “TRY SOMETHING NEW!” – Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom; the cast of “The Festival of The Lion King” performs.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 – “YOUR PERFECT PARTY PLAN” – The perfect party snacks and cocktails; “The Chew” co-hosts stop by the Rockin’ Burger Block Party; a look back at some of the show’s favorite moments at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival from Walt Disney World.
For a behind the scenes look at the filming and an interview with the hosts, watch the Oct. 15, 2015 episode of Orlando Attractions Magazine: The Show. For more information on “The Chew,” visit TheChew.com.