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Disney’s Zootopia Anti-Bullying PSA for National Bullying Prevention Month

TheDisneyBlog.com - 6 hours 47 min ago

Judy Hopps wanted to be the first rabbit police officer in Zootopia, but she had to overcome prejudice and bullying to earn her badge. In a new special edition of “As Told by Emoji,” the creators of Zootopia released a video PSA for October’s National Bullying Prevention Month to tell...

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EPCOT shares holidays of the world this Christmas

TheDisneyBlog.com - 7 hours 14 min ago

Although there will always be a contingent of guests who want Disney World to bring back the Lights of Winter, EPCOT has done a great job with its new direction for celebrating Christmas and other holidays around the world. This year it even has a new name “EPCOT International Festival...

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Orange You Glad you Still Have Time to Try these Disneyland Pumpkin Treats?

intercot.com - 8 hours 31 min ago
The Disneyland resort has put a spotlight on several Pumpkin Treats that will be offered until October 31, 2017:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... In Disney California Adventure Park, Pacific Wharf Café is serving up pumpkin raisin bread pudding; you can also mosey on over to the Cozy Cone Motel to order a special Halloween-themed pumpkin churro.



Throughout Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, you’ll be able to find even more pumpkin treats, such as pumpkin fudge, pumpkin muffins, and those classic pumpkin spice lattes.
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It Would Be A Gourd Idea to Try These Pumpkin Treats Before They're Gone

intercot.com - 8 hours 42 min ago
Walt Disney World has put a spotlight on several Pumpkin Treats that will be offered until October 31, 2017:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... scrumptious Pumpkin Pancakes [are] at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Featured on the breakfast menu at Kona Café through Oct. 31, these pancakes are topped with pumpkin-flavored cream cheese and served with syrup and your choice of bacon, ham or sausage.

Other unique offerings at Walt Disney World Resort include a yummy pumpkin milkshake served with almond butter cookies, available at Artist Point in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge; a pumpkin spice funnel cake in the American Adventure at Epcot; pumpkin beignets and pumpkin Bundt cakes at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory in Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter; and pumpkin cream cheese muffins at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.


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You Can Be A Little Bad with Villain Desserts at Epcot Halloween Week 2017

intercot.com - 8 hours 47 min ago
Epcot has announced special Villain themed desserts for Halloween Week 2017:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... From Oct. 22-31, be sure to stop by Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion to get these villain-themed desserts. The Ursula dessert is a bubble gum mousse and vanilla cake covered in a Black Mirror Glaze, featuring Ariel’s contract and Ursula’s shell necklace – both made with fondant. Next, the Cruella De Vil dessert consists of chocolate and meringue cake with cream cheese filling. Finally, don’t forget to paint the roses red with the Queen of Hearts chocolate cupcake topped strawberry cream cheese icing, and decorated with the crown of the queen herself!

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Dates for MVMCP- same every year?

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-10-23 22:58
So I am getting married at the Walt Disney World Swan next November. We are staying at Swan for 4 nights then we are going to the Poly for 4 nights- my DREAM come true- besides the prince I'm marrying of course :cloud9::cloud9: We are going down on the 2nd of November and coming home on the 10th. I did some research and it seems that the VMCP is usually the 2nd Thursday in November onward. Am I correct in assuming that? If so then we will be able to see it while we are there. I specifically planned this particular week because I'm dying to go to the MVMCP and it's far enough before Thanksgiving that I won't feel rushed to do Thanksgiving decorating/shopping when we get back.
Thanks for the input :mickey:
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PopPhan Party of One Pre-Trip Musings

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-10-23 19:17
Dates: November 29 – December 6, 2017
Resort: Pop Century – Standard Room
Visitors: Me, myself, and I -- 55 and proud to be a Disney Phanatic!


It has been a while since my last visit, and even longer since I put up any kind of pre-trip or post-trip report, so I decided it was about time…

Sorry for all of you reading this…It may (did) get long!! :blush:

OK, first the lead in…My last visit was the end of April thru the beginning of May 2015. I took my elder sister down for the Flower and Garden Festival. It was her first visit to WDW. (Maybe not her last!!!!) We had met my younger sister and her wife down there and enjoyed a day and a half together before they had to leave to go back to Pittsburgh. It was a great visit for all!

Now, since then, I have taken a trip out to Anaheim to visit the original – DisneyLand – for the first time. That was back at the beginning of December 2015. It was a solo trip and a learning experience for me.

Last year, I went nowhere. Did not take a vacation trip at all, as I needed to get some things done around the house and property. Believe me, I missed it!!

2017 rolls around and I start getting the itch again. Should I go early in the year? Wait for Flower and Garden again? Forget summer!! I don’t deal well with large crowds and ‘surface of the sun’ heat and humidity. How about in autumn -Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Food and Wine Festival, decorations, etc.? Late-Fall/Winter - Christmas decorations, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, cooler temps? OH, Pandora is open now too!!!!!

Well, I finally decided to pull the trigger and get booked. Thanks to Denise at Magical Journeys, we put together a nice 8 day/7 night package for me for the week following (US) Thanksgiving. (Love the Wednesday to Wednesday trips.) This is another solo trip, but that is fine by me. You are never ‘alone’ on a Disney vacation!

I had already purchased a 7-day MYW ticket with Park Hopper before the last price increase (Feb. ’17) and just needed to book a Room Only stay and find my flights. Got in to Pop Century, in a standard room, as I really only use the room to shower and sleep. Unfortunately, I missed the ‘free dining’ offer as it ends the Sunday before I get there, but again, that’s OK, as I can hit the many fabulous Quick Service restaurants throughout the parks and resorts.

I have some FP+ options selected, so that takes care of SOME of the park planning, but I am intending to take full advantage of the Chase Disney Visa Cardmember Character Experience in EPCOT and the Chase Disney Visa Cardmember Star Wars Character Experience in DHS, so I will definitely be hopping about during the day. (I got the taste for character photos on my DisneyLand trip and liked it!!! LOL)

Avatar Flight of Passage wasn’t as hard to book as I had expected. I started looking with my last day and worked backward. Was able to book the last 3 days of my trip without thinking twice. Took one morning and one evening FP+ for it and left the rest to someone else. I’ll see if I can do the Na’vi River Journey on standby.

Not going to do the MVMCP because I just cannot justify $100+ for what you get. I have done the MVMCP before, and that was pretty much a ‘one and done’ for me. In my opinion, you get a lot more ‘bang for the buck’ with the MNSSHP than you get with the MVMCP.

There are 3 different narrators for the Candlelight Processional during my visit – Ana Gasteyer, Whoopi Goldberg, and Pat Sajak. Haven’t decided which one I would like to see…maybe all! We shall see what timing and inclination are when I am there.

Not sure why, but there are some really screwball park hours, especially in MK, for my trip. There is even one day where MK opens at 8am, with EMH morning which brings the open to 7am!! Oh heck, I can sleep when I get home!!! LOL

Last item…With parts of Toy Story/Pixar Land set to open sometime next year, I have given serious thought to converting my MYW ticket to a Platinum Annual Pass and visit at least one more time before next Thanksgiving. Running the numbers, and NOT even thinking about the discounts for the AP, I figure that one more trip would more than cover the cost and two more would be saving me beaucoup bucks!!!! Just the Memory Maker being included would mean that my second trip would save me over $600 and a third trip would more than double that. OK…OK…I would still have to book a room and flights, but it is really hard to pass this up when I know I want to come back soon.


OK…Train of consciousness has derailed. Thank you all for your patience IF you made it this far.
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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 10/22/17 – Disneyland Show

disunplugged.com - Mon, 2017-10-23 13:00
In the news this week, runDisney cancels all future races at Disneyland, the Grand Californian completes its renovation, and The Last Jedi heads to Star Tours, plus listener Barry returns with a trip report from his recent Disneyland and Southern California vacation, including a visit to the Reagan Presidential Library. To get in touch with [...]
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Victoria & Albert’s voted second-best fine dining restaurant in America

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-10-23 11:58

If you’re looking for a fine dining experience at Walt Disney World, there really is no better place to go than Victoria & Albert’s in the Grand Floridian Resort. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a better restaurant in the US according to the readers of TripAdvisor. They...

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Disney’s Powerline – A live-action tribute to A Goofy Movie

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-10-23 11:47

I don’t know what you did with your summer, but Disney fan Emmanuel Carter got a bunch of friends together and decided to take on Disney’s biggest pop star – Powerline – and bring him into the world of live action. Powerline, of course, is the electrifying performer Max really...

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Thor: Ragnarok Soundtrack pre-order and digital download now available

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-10-23 11:18

The early word about Marvel Studios’ next film Thor: Ragnarok is out of this world terrific. You’ll be able to experience it for yourself when the film directed by Taika Waititi and staring Chris Hemsworth as Thor opens in theaters on November 3rd. In the meantime, you can enjoy an...

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Disney innovates to create Fireworks for the blind

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-10-23 02:48

Nearly every night at a Disney theme park ends with a magical fireworks spectacular. It’s a signature experience that Disney provides to guests that sets it apart from the competition. But what if those guests are blind or visually impaired? A Disney Research Lab in Zurich has developed a new...

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Aristocats (1970) animation error

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-10-22 15:12
Seen the film several times and never noticed this error when Edgar is on top of a haystack and is fishing for his hat, which Napolean is wearing.

The fishing line feeds from the top of the reel. However, as Edgar is lowering the hook he's winding counter-clockwise which would actually raise the hook!
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Magical Express

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-10-21 22:46
Although we are dvc members, we were unable to get a room ANYWHERE on property for a spur of the moment trip Nov.29-Dec. 3. I was able to rent a contract for the dates we wanted and have added our DDP and ME to our reservation. I have confirmation for the ME and it says they will be mailing the confirmation as well as the yellow tags. They say there are directions for what to do in the event event the yellow ME tags don't arrive in time, but I don't see any directions! Has anyone ever had this happen?
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New non-Disney owned hotel coming to Walt Disney World

TheDisneyBlog.com - Sat, 2017-10-21 18:52

Is another new hotel heading to Walt Disney World? It would seem like the answer is not if, but when. Rumors of a new tower coming to the Swan and Dolphin Hotels & Resort at Walt Disney World are gaining in volume with the intent to build confirmed by resort...

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Time's Running Out to Catch Casey's October Special

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-10-21 18:51
Time is running out to catch the October 2017 Hot Dog of The Month Special at Casey's Corner in the Magic Kingdom:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resort ... Batter up! The new Hot Dog of the Month is here for October at Casey’s Corner on Main Street, U.S.A. The Octoberfest Dog features a beer-braised bratwurst on a pretzel roll, topped with caramelized onions and whole grain mustard. Be sure to stop by and try this new offering before it finishes its home-run at the end of October.

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Time's Running Out to Catch Casey's October Special

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-10-21 18:51
Time is running out to catch the October 2017 Hot Dog of The Month Special at Casey's Corner in the Magic Kingdom:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resort ... Batter up! The new Hot Dog of the Month is here for October at Casey’s Corner on Main Street, U.S.A. The Octoberfest Dog features a beer-braised bratwurst on a pretzel roll, topped with caramelized onions and whole grain mustard. Be sure to stop by and try this new offering before it finishes its home-run at the end of October.

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3 New Christmas Minnie Ears Being Released for 2017

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-10-21 18:43
Disney Parks & Resorts have announced 3 sets of Minnie Ears will be released for the 2017 Christmas Season.

The new line-up includes a new Santa Headband, a Sequined Headband, and a Ugly Christmas Sweater Headband:


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3 New Christmas Minnie Ears Being Released for 2017

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-10-21 18:43
Disney Parks & Resorts have announced 3 sets of Minnie Ears will be released for the 2017 Christmas Season.

The new line-up includes a new Santa Headband, a Sequined Headband, and a Ugly Christmas Sweater Headband:


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You'll Have a Ball with These New Mickey & Minnie Ear Caps

intercot.com - Sat, 2017-10-21 18:36
Disney Parks and Resorts have released a first look at Mickey and Minnie Ear Baseball Caps being released "Fall 2017":

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