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Disney Springs adding even more dining in 2018

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-05-31 11:39

With all the amazing new dining added in its recent expansion, Disney Springs has become a favorite hangout for locals and travelers alike. Two new restaurants have just been announced that promise to elevate the culinary scene even higher. Chef José Andrés is opening a Jaleo and Wolfgang Puck will...

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First Trip with Teens Day 4- AK and Pandora

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-31 03:24
It was not quite as hot today, thank goodness. There was a slight breeze and puffy clouds and lots of humidity. We had a wonderful morning using our FP for Flights of Passage in Pandora. It was beautiful, thrilling and just wonderful. I would not, however, wait 2-5 hours to enjoy it. I was amazed by the lines. We did not have a FP for Navi River Journey and therefore were not able to experience it. Again i am not going to stand in line for hours. We did standby for Safaris which wasn't too long. I like this so much more with out the poacher story/distraction. We saw many animals including giraffes, lions, hippos, etc. We had FP for Expedition Everest which was great as always. Next breakfast/lunch in Tusker House with Minnie, Micky, Donald and Daisy. We always love this. We hit Nemo and Dinosaur and then with no hope of doing more in Pandora decided to head back to ASM for naps and pool time. Still a half day park unless you want to spend the other half in line. It was too humid to want to linger and watch the animals much. We've seen the Lion King many times and decided that rest was preferable. After naps we headed back for dinner at Tiffins. It was a beautiful ambiance and the food was very good, but I'm not sure I think it is worth 2 table credits. It was about 350.00 for 6 of us, only one glass of wine, no desserts, a couple apps. The park is really lovely at night. They did a beautiful job with lighting. We decided to do Expedition Everest again which seemed even more thrilling at night. I tried to look out at the beautiful park while we climbed the mountain, but it was too terrifying for me. I love the rest of the ride, but the climb makes me nervous!!! We were disappointed that lightening made them cancel Rivers of Light and also our FP for Kali River. We explored the luminescent Pandora after dark and the lightening seemed to enhance the beauty of this magical land. When fat raindrops began coming down we ran to Dinosaur because it was indoors. It was fun again, but when we came out it was really pouring. We were all drenched by the time we got to the car. The ponchos i had purchased and brought to WDW remained in the hotel room! :( Oh, well. My teenaged boys had fun splashing each other in the puddles and it was nice to be chilly after sweating for days. All in all it was a fun day. My verdict on Pandora is that it is a wonderful addition, but I would never go back unless the popularity dwindles or there is a way to get fast passes to the attractions.
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First Trip with Teens Day 4- AK and Pandora

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-31 03:24
It was not quite as hot today, thank goodness. There was a slight breeze and puffy clouds and lots of humidity. We had a wonderful morning using our FP for Flights of Passage in Pandora. It was beautiful, thrilling and just wonderful. I would not, however, wait 2-5 hours to enjoy it. I was amazed by the lines. We did not have a FP for Navi River Journey and therefore were not able to experience it. Again i am not going to stand in line for hours. We did standby for Safaris which wasn't too long. I like this so much more with out the poacher story/distraction. We saw many animals including giraffes, lions, hippos, etc. We had FP for Expedition Everest which was great as always. Next breakfast/lunch in Tusker House with Minnie, Micky, Donald and Daisy. We always love this. We hit Nemo and Dinosaur and then with no hope of doing more in Pandora decided to head back to ASM for naps and pool time. Still a half day park unless you want to spend the other half in line. It was too humid to want to linger and watch the animals much. We've seen the Lion King many times and decided that rest was preferable. After naps we headed back for dinner at Tiffins. It was a beautiful ambiance and the food was very good, but I'm not sure I think it is worth 2 table credits. It was about 350.00 for 6 of us, only one glass of wine, no desserts, a couple apps. The park is really lovely at night. They did a beautiful job with lighting. We decided to do Expedition Everest again which seemed even more thrilling at night. I tried to look out at the beautiful park while we climbed the mountain, but it was too terrifying for me. I love the rest of the ride, but the climb makes me nervous!!! We were disappointed that lightening made them cancel Rivers of Light and also our FP for Kali River. We explored the luminescent Pandora after dark and the lightening seemed to enhance the beauty of this magical land. When fat raindrops began coming down we ran to Dinosaur because it was indoors. It was fun again, but when we came out it was really pouring. We were all drenched by the time we got to the car. The ponchos i had purchased and brought to WDW remained in the hotel room! :( Oh, well. My teenaged boys had fun splashing each other in the puddles and it was nice to be chilly after sweating for days. All in all it was a fun day. My verdict on Pandora is that it is a wonderful addition, but I would never go back unless the popularity dwindles or there is a way to get fast passes to the attractions.
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How Disney movie magic Dan Stevens transformed into the Beast

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-05-31 02:42

I had an idea in my head what Dan Stevens’ motion capture suit would look like for his work as “The Beast” in Disney’s live-action remake of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” but it was nothing like this. Check out those springy lifts on his feet to give...

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Flight of Passage stand bye?

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-05-30 23:40
I see that the wait times for stand bye on Flight of Passage are crazy long. With Pandora staying open until 1am every night, do the wait times die down in the wee hours? Anyone heard anything?
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Flight of Passage stand bye?

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-05-30 23:40
I see that the wait times for stand bye on Flight of Passage are crazy long. With Pandora staying open until 1am every night, do the wait times die down in the wee hours? Anyone heard anything?
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Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill To Leave West Side

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-05-30 22:16
Wolfgang Puck's Bar and Grill will be vacating its current location in Disney Springs' West Side, to make way for Jaleo by José Andrés.

A new Wolfgang Puck location will open up in the Town Center section of Disney Springs...

Last day of operation will be August 1, 2017
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Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill To Leave West Side

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-05-30 22:16
Wolfgang Puck's Bar and Grill will be vacating its current location in Disney Springs' West Side, to make way for Jaleo... A new Wolfgang Puck location will open up in the Town Center section of Disney Springs...

Last day of operation will be August 1, 2017
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So? Is Pandora worth it?

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-05-30 19:42
We've had so many on here complaining over the past few years that the Avatar land was a bad decision, that not enough people liked the movie, etc. Did anyone actually go and experience it yet? How was it? The videos and ride-thru's all look amazing.

We'll be there in September, and I hope that it will have died down a bit by then. I am not going to be in line at 3am to go see it.
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So? Is Pandora worth it?

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-05-30 19:42
We've had so many on here complaining over the past few years that the Avatar land was a bad decision, that not enough people liked the movie, etc. Did anyone actually go and experience it yet? How was it? The videos and ride-thru's all look amazing.

We'll be there in September, and I hope that it will have died down a bit by then. I am not going to be in line at 3am to go see it.
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New Tower of Terror

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-05-30 17:38
It was supposed to open a few days ago. Has anyone ridden it?
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New Tower of Terror

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-05-30 17:38
It was supposed to open a few days ago. Has anyone ridden it?
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