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Not To Miss November Dishes at the Magic Kingdom

4 hours 51 min ago
Magic Kingdom has put the snack spotlight on several November specials:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Available for the entire month of November, Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort has a few new offerings that you won’t want to miss! Casey’s Corner will be serving up a barbecue pulled pork and coleslaw hot dog as November’s Hot Dog of the Month,

while Pinocchio’s Village Haus’s Flatbread of the Month will be a Thanksgiving flatbread, with cheese, turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce and comes drizzled gravy. Also – a few new offerings have landed at Cool Ship in Tomorrowland! You can now order sushi – with a spicy roll and a California roll on the menu, as well as edamame salad, and all three are eligible as a Disney Dining Plan Snack.

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Episode 105 - Jack’s Got a Goiter

Tue, 2017-11-21 17:10
The INTERCOT Insider Live Disney Podcast
Episode 105 - Jack's Got A Goiter
The Cast: Carolyn Pongracz, Jennifer Silveira, Jason Kauffman & John Yaglenski
- Lots of little topics, so here we go
- Do we still want the Redhead?
- Splash'n' Down
- A magical re-appearance on Main Street
- A slightly early start for Spring at Epcot
- Food booths year 'round
- Tell'em Ian Sent You
- Here's my CARd
- A Preview of Playtime in Toy Story Land
- Projection Mapping on Sunset Blvd.
- A Special Guest on Star Tours
- Updates at Star Tours and More on Star Wars at the Studios
- The Rookery is now online
- Springing Up at Disney Spring
- Disneyland After Dark
- Petite Pixar Projection Party
- A Plethora of Pixar
- Sailing into Changes Aboard the Disney Cruise Line
- Pick-a-FastPass Panel
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Just got our fastpasses!

Tue, 2017-11-21 14:25
l was able to get FP this morning for our January trip, and was able to get everything l wanted at pretty close to my desired times, including 2 for FOP (the only one l was actually worried about). The app was quite glitchy and multiple times didn’t show a FP in my plans right after l scheduled it, which caused a momentary panic, but everything wound up being there in the end.

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Counter service breakfast

Mon, 2017-11-20 20:30
We are doing quick service DDP and are thinking about using some credits for breakfast. Staying at beach club and know the options are limited there. Any recommendations of good places around BC or even in parks? Don’t usually do breakfast so I really don’t have much experience here. But decided to do one TS out of pocket so have an extra QS meal. Thanks!!

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Arriving at Pop Century 11/29...How bad is the construction?

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:57
I know there is a lot of construction on the 50's end of the Pop Century site, as well as room remodeling throughout. How bad are these things with regard to sounds and congestion around the resort? I am already booked and 'signed in,' I just would like to know what I'm in for.

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Hotel Hopping

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:38
We arrive this Sunday but staying offsite for the night, our reservation doesn't start until Monday.. my question, will we be able to go hotel hopping that Sunday? We want to visit a couple of the different hotels that have their Christmas decor up while we have a free day. :mickey:
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Give Thanks for Gourmet Rocky Road Goodies This November at Disneyland

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:07
Don't miss the signature sweet for November 2017 at Disneyland:


... at Disneyland Resort, we’ve got November’s Gourmet Candies of the Month – Rocky Road candy apples and marshmallows wands! These yummy chocolate and marshmallow treats are absolutely delicious and the perfect snack for a day in the park. Find these apples and marshmallow wands at any candy location throughout Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park like Trolley Treats, Pooh Corner or Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen. Attached Images  
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Ale & Compass Restaurant Opens November 26, 2017 at Disney's Yacht Club

Mon, 2017-11-20 00:37
Disney's Yacht Club will unveil a re-imagined table service location on November 26th:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Ale & Compass Restaurant (formerly Captain’s Grille) has been completely transformed into a New England gastropub – Disney-style. The on-stage “hearth” oven area, where a select few diners can grab a seat, is the focal point of this warm and inviting space that is reminiscent of an off-shore lighthouse with rich, salvaged materials that are the decorative finishes.

... The New England-inspired menus are creative and straight-up delicious — developed by the chefs of Disney’s Flavor Lab, a collaborative team responsible for all new food and beverage concepts across Disney.

Lenny DeGeorge, culinary director for the Flavor Lab, is from the Boston area and spent summers in Cape Cod — where his parents currently reside.

“The menu is inspired by all the great restaurants in the New England area that I have experienced growing up. The New England melting pot of flavors and ingredients from Italy, Portugal, and England, coupled with central Florida influences, are present on the menu that delivers modern gastropub classics.”

... menu items [include] Blueberry-Bacon Pancakes for breakfast and the Mushroom, Caramelized Onion, and Gruyere Cheeseburger for lunch.

For dinner, [try] the Fried Chicken and Waffles with House-made Pickles and Orange-Chili Honey or the Coastal Clambake (1/2 Maine Lobster, Clams, Corn, and Potatoes).

... Flavor Lab Executive Pastry Chef Stefan Riemer ... created a delicious Lemon “Curd” Meringue Pie [and a] Twelve-Layer Chocolate Cake (Flourless Chocolate Cake and Ganache served with Milk-Coffee Chantilly). Attached Images      
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Favorite offsite restaurant

Sun, 2017-11-19 08:39
What is your favorite offsite restaurant for dinner in Orlando?
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Prepaid meals

Sun, 2017-11-19 03:23
Is there a list of what restaurants require you to pay in full when you make the reservations?
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Had to get up at 4:00 am my time to make my reservations

Sun, 2017-11-19 00:30
But it was almost perfect. The only one I had a little trouble with was Be Our, sold out by 6:02?? Is that common? Fortunately I found it for a different day and was able to make the switch. Everything else I not only got, but got for the times I wanted :mickey: We are doing: Be our Guest, Cape May, Sanaa, Boatwrights (because we are staying there), and Marrakesh, and of COURSE 'ohana, LOL
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Fast Pass Problems

Sat, 2017-11-18 17:24
Today I was able to book our fast passes for our trip in January. It sure was a pain. It would boot a member of our party on every fast pass. Most I was able to go in after I was done and adjust. But our Saturday at Hollywood Studios my DH is not listed on any fast passes. It kept saying he has reached his limit of fast pass +. I have tried to go in an adjust the party like I did with the others but it won't let me. Has anyone else had this problem:confused: If so how did you solve it:confused: Thank you for any help. I am going to call Disney also to see if they can fix it
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Fun to do while at EPCOT this Christmas - Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree

Sat, 2017-11-18 12:19
Copied from the Disney website:

Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree

Chip and Dale are collecting ornaments for their Christmas tree—and they need your help! To get started, simply purchase a map and sticker from select merchandise locations, including Pin Central, Disney Traders and World Traveler at International Gateway.

As you travel around World Showcase, be on the lookout for Chip and Dale as they gather ornaments from holiday decorations in each World Showcase pavilion. Once you spot them, add the corresponding ornament sticker to your map. Then, take your completed map to Disney Traders and exchange it for a festive surprise, courtesy of Chip and Dale!

Maps are $6.99 plus tax, and are available throughout Holidays Around the World at Epcot while supplies last.

Note: Valid theme park admission is required.
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Pretrip report- Reunion and daughter time

Sat, 2017-11-18 03:44
After Thanksgiving we are going for our December week at WDW. This time, we have old friends from our hometown joining us. First time we have gone on a trip with them and since we see each other rarely it will be a real treat (they live in Kentucky and we are in PA). Also our youngest daughter, Stephanie, is going but not sure how much time she will spend with us. She wants to snack her way around Epcot and draw and paint and relax. It will her first time at Shades of Green and hoping she will like it.

Looking forward to all the holiday activities and our new experiences at Animal Kingdom. I still haven't seen the Tree of Life projection show or Rivers of Light. And of course, Pandora. Can't wait for those new experiences.

Will be interested to see how Stephanie and I feel about Wishes being gone and the new fireworks at the Magic Kingdom.

Our friends have never been to WDW during the holidays so they are very excited to see it all and especially Epcot Candelight Processional.

I was able to get dining at all my first choice locations and our fast passes worked out great too.

Can't wait to get this party started!!
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Bridge at Epcot

Sat, 2017-11-18 03:22
Did the light/music holiday show on bridge connecting Future World and World Showcase come back to Epcot this holiday season? I had heard it was going to but haven't seen any pictures that it actually did?
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Walt Disney World is Serving Some Swell Sweets for Mickey's Birthday Weekend

Sat, 2017-11-18 02:07
The Walt Disney World resort has announced special treats and desserts all around the property for Mickey Mouse's Birthday Weekend (November 17-19, 2027):

Magic Kingdom Park

At Main Street Bakery, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café and Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Steamboat Willie Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake – Cookies and cream cheesecake with chocolate glaze, whipped cookies and cream panna cotta and Steamboat Willie garnish

At Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Be Our Guest Restaurant and Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen
  • Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat Chocolate Cake – Layers of flourless chocolate cake with caramel mousse, milk chocolate pearls and a red glaze


At Sunshine Seasons
  • Mickey’s Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake

At Rose & Crown Dining Room
  • Kid’s Bangers and Mash with Mickey-Shaped Potatoes
  • Scotch Egg with Mickey-Shaped Puff Pastry
  • Mickey-Shaped Cheese in Cheese Plate
  • Mickey Banoffee Tart – Banana, Jameson Irish Whiskey-Caramel, sweet cream and chocolate

At The Garden Grill
  • Mickey-Shaped Cucumber Salad

At Fountain View and Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
  • Mickey’s Celebration Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake with white chocolate mousse and vanilla buttercream

At Le Cellier Steakhouse
  • Mickey Nanaimo – Chocolate cake with peanut butter cream covered in red glaze with graham cracker-coconut streusel and toasted coconut ice cream

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

At Trolley Car Café
  • Mickey’s Birthday Cupcake – Cookies and cream-flavored cupcake with cookies and cream frosting

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

At Creature Comforts, Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery and Isle of Java
  • Safari Mickey Cupcake – Yellow cake filled with banana pastry cream, dipped in chocolate ganache and topped with buttercream and fondant and red chocolate balloon

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

At Leaning Palms and Happy Landings Ice Cream
  • Mickey’s Birthday Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake with white buttercream icing and Happy Birthday Mickey chocolate topper

At Typoon Tilly’s and Snack ShackMickey’s Birthday Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake with buttercream icing and red chocolate Mickey glove

Disney Springs

At the Ganachery

  • Strawberry Ganache Lollipop
  • Mickey Mouse-themed Milk Chocolate Bar

At Amorette’s Patisserie
  • Mini Mickey Dome Cake – Chocolate chiffon, milk chocolate mousse and orange blossom pâte de fruit
  • Mini Pluto Dome Cake – Banana and peanut butter-flavored
  • Mickey-Shaped Chocolate Macaroon

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

At Contempo Café

  • Mickey’s Red Velvet Cake – with cream cheese filling and white chocolate glaze

Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

At Beach Club Marketplace and Market at Ale & Compass

  • Mickey’s Birthday Celebration Cupcake – Large peanut butter cupcake

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

At Narcoossee’s
  • Happy Birthday Mickey Dessert – Almond-crusted cheesecake

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

At Kona Café
  • Mickey’s Hau’oli lā Hānau – Coconut mousse, crispy vanilla pearls, tropical fresh fruits and dragon fruit sorbet

At Capt. Cook’s
  • Mickey’s Chocolate Celebration Birthday Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake filled with strawberry guava ganache and topped with white chocolate mousse

Disney’s All-Star Resorts

At Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Mickey’s Pumpkin Mousse Marshmallow Tart – Pumpkin mousse with spiced marshmallow dipped in chocolate

At Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Steamboat Mickey’s Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake with Oreo buttercream

At Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Mickey’s Pumpkin Whoopie Pie – Pumpkin whoopie pie with cream cheese buttercream

Disney’s BoardWalk

At BoardWalk Bakery
  • Heritage Mickey Dessert – Black and white tart with white chocolate mousse and topped with a dark chocolate Mickey dome adorned with chocolate ears, tail and buttons

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

At Roaring Fork
  • Mickey’s Mischievous Rice Krispy Treat – Mickey-themed crispy treats

At Whispering Canyon
  • Mickey’s Birthday Dark Chocolate Dome – Dark chocolate Mickey dome with raspberry sauce and Chambord cream

At Geyser Point
  • Mickey’s Birthday Celebration Brownie – Mickey brownie with dark chocolate mousse and white chocolate face

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

At The Mara
  • Mickey’s Charm – Lemon rose cremeux, caramelized milk chocolate mousse tart

At Jiko – The Cooking Place
  • Fantasmic Entremet – Spiced chocolate and cherry entremets

At Boma – Flavors of Africa
  • Steamboat Willie Cheesecake – Oreo cheesecake tartlets

At Sanaa
  • Tropical Mickey Tart – Coconut lime cremeux, passion fruit mousse tart

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

At Trail’s End Restaurant
  • Mickey’s Birthday Celebration Cupcake – Yellow cake with strawberry filling, buttercream icing, sugar cookie Mickey Ears, chocolate buttons and tail

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

At Everything POP Shopping & Dining
  • Mickey Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake covered with buttercream frosting and topped with Oreo cookies and crumbles

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

At Landscape of Flavors
  • Mickey Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake with buttercream icing, Oreos and white chocolate buttons

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

At Artist Palette
  • Happy Birthday Mickey! – Funfetti cake with vanilla buttercream

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

At Good’s Food to Go
  • Mickey Funfetti Mini Cake – Yellow cake with vanilla bean filling

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

At Centertown
  • Mickey’s Birthday Celebration Cupcake – Red velvet cupcake filled with chocolate mousse and fondant Mickey topping

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside and French Quarter

At Riverside Mill Food Court and Sassagoula Float Works and Food Factory
  • Mickey’s Birthday Celebration Cupcake – Red velvet cupcake filled with chocolate mousse and fondant Mickey topping

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

At ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill
  • Mini Mickey Dome Cake – Chocolate chiffon, milk chocolate mousse and orange blossom pâte de fruit


Publicity Photos of the Steamboat Willie Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake, Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat Chocolate Cake, Heritage Mickey Dessert, & Safari Mickey Cupcake:

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Give Three ChEARS for Mickey's Birthday with These 2017 T-Shirts

Sat, 2017-11-18 00:39
ShopDisney Has Released Two Limited Edition T-Shirts for Mickey Mouse's Birthday:

You can purchase while supplies last through ShopDisney Here. Attached Images  
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Buses from AMC theater in Disney Springs

Fri, 2017-11-17 17:18
Where is the bus stop for this area of Disney Springs, and how late do the buses run back to the resorts from there. We usually only go to Market Place, but are considering going to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi while we're there.
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Spirit of aloha dinner seating question

Fri, 2017-11-17 03:13
In each section, are the seats assigned at the aloha dinner? If I buy 2 tickets and add on later would we be able to sit together? Thanks.
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Magical Express changing pickup to 4 hours

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:03
Disney's Magical Express (aka Tragical Express when leaving WDW), has announced that due to the increase in TSA security screening times at Orlando International Airport, they will now pick up guests from their Walt Disney World resort hotel four hours prior to their scheduled flight time. This policy will go into effect on November 17, 2017.

They've also stated that they will reevaluate the need for this in January, once the Holiday crowds have subsided.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

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