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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


Epcot

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

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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.

Steve
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Mickeys birthday at the Disney store

Thu, 2017-11-16 16:42
Does anyone know if they will be celebrating Mickeys birthday at The Disney stores? Buttons or anything??
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi showing at Disney Springs

Thu, 2017-11-16 15:36
We are going to be at WDW during the release of the movie. My boys really want to see it and not everyone in the family is a Star Wars fan. I am, but I can wait until I get home. Anyway, does anyone know if the theater at Disney Springs is selling tickets ahead of the opening, and if so, how much are they. I thought I could just send my boys over there for the night and they would be happy. :darth::trooper::chewy::yoda:
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Kohls/Apple Watch 3

Thu, 2017-11-16 10:49
For anyone looking to buy an Apple Watch 3 for Christmas this is as close to a discount as I could figure out. Even though it's not available for a % off it is eligible for Kohl's Cash Back. So that would be $60 on the 38mm and $70 on the 42mm. If you access Kohls through a site like Ebates you're getting another 3% back. I've sen the older models in Black Friday circulars but not the 3 so I thought I'd share.

The current cash back offer expires 11/16 and can be used from 11/17-11/22. Historically there may be another offer before the holidays.
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Fastpass question

Thu, 2017-11-16 04:46
If you stay in a Disney room for one night, are you able to make your fastpasses 60 days in advance for the day you check in or the day you check out?
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Horizons

Thu, 2017-11-16 01:20
I watched a really clear video of horizons today. I had forgot how detailed and wonderful it was......
I miss it!
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What’s your favorite quick service restaurant?

Wed, 2017-11-15 17:36
Planning a quick service DDP vacation and while we do enjoy certain meals at some of them - finding it challenging to make sure we aren’t always eating the same food. Was hoping to get some new ideas. In particular- was hoping to get some reviews on the food at Pinnochio Village Haus at MK. It’s been a couple years since we ate there and while I think we mostly liked it - something I can’t recall sticks in my head that someone in my group got something they really didn’t like there. Just wondered what the opinions /experiences are recently there.

Any opinions would be really appreciated - in all parks/resorts. Even considering hopping on the monorail from MK if there is something good at one of the resorts.

Thanks!


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Drop off at Hollywood studios

Wed, 2017-11-15 16:53
Our daughter and grandson are going to the Star Wars event at Hollywood Studios. We are staying off property. Can we drop them off and pick up without having to pay parking fee?
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Epcot

Wed, 2017-11-15 16:47
Spent a very pleasant day at Epcot. It was rather breezy, at times, but the sun was shining and it wasn't cold, hot, or humid.

It took a full 20 minutes to get through the security when we arrived just before the park opened - and I got in what was a shorter line.

The last several times we went to Epcot, we hadn't gone on a single ride. This time we did go on a number of rides including Spaceship Earth (We were able to walk right on as soon as we got into the park. Later, the line was considerably longer), The Seas with Nemo, Soarin (fast pass), Living with the Land (also fast pass and this was definitely needed), The Circle of Life, Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival (very cute), and the Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico.

We also wandered through the aquarium and stopped to watch the Voices of Liberty. We had fast passes for Journey Into Imagination but did not do this ride. We were hungry when the fast pass time came up and, while we were at lunch, received an e-mail saying the ride was down.

For lunch, we stopped into Spice Road Table where we immediately seated on the outdoor patio (at our request). We did not have reservations. We shared an order of calamari and a chocolate cake and ice cream dessert which made for an enjoyable lunch.

The rest our our time was spent wandering around World Showcase and stepping into various shops. I guess it's been a while since we've been in the store in Japan as it has been completely remodeled since we last wandered in.
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3 New Areas Coming to the Disney Magic in Spring 2018

Wed, 2017-11-15 01:12
Disney Cruise Line has announced renovations and enhancement of three areas on the Disney Magic:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
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An Enchanting Dining Experience for Families

At Rapunzel’s Royal Table, your family will delight in an all-new dining experience inspired by the beloved story of Disney’s “Tangled.” The first table service restaurant themed to “Tangled” that features characters and live entertainment will transport Disney Magic guests to the kingdom of Corona for an evening of music and interactive fun with Rapunzel and the mischievous Snuggly Duckling Thugs.

Upon entering the restaurant, you’ll step inside a regal ballroom in the royal castle, lit by glowing wish lanterns and adorned with colorful drawings that reflect Rapunzel’s artistic talents. Here, the King and Queen of Corona invite you to take part in a festive celebration of Rapunzel’s birthday and the anniversary of her return to the kingdom.

Throughout dinner, you’ll be treated to live entertainment, including spirited singing and dancing, a merry band of musicians, the mischievous Snuggly Duckling Thugs and of course, Princess Rapunzel herself.

The family fun is complete with themed menus, special activities and a lively parade to cap off the evening in Corona. The charm and enchantment of “Tangled” in Rapunzel’s Royal Table is the perfect pairing to “Tangled: The Musical” – the spellbinding original production that delights guests during each Disney Magic sailing.

Redesigned Retreat Just for Teens

Vibe, the space on the ship reserved for teens ages 14-17, is being transformed into a trendy urban loft environment. At Vibe, teens can enjoy a new coffee and smoothie bar, play video and virtual reality games, and check out other cool activities like a DJ spin-off and movie making.

Refined Escape Exclusively for Adults

If it’s grownup retreat you’re seeking, Cove Café is being redesigned in a sophisticated tropical style. It’s the perfect place to sip a specialty coffee or tea throughout the day, or indulge in wine or a cocktail and light bites during the evening hours.

Elsewhere around the Disney Magic, other enhancement highlights include the addition of Club Disney Junior in Disney’s Oceaneer Club for children and a redesigned Rainforest Room with steam and hydrotherapy in Senses Spa for adults.

The new enhancements debut on Disney Magic starting March 9, 2018, on sailings from Miami, Fla.
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Disney's Hollywood Studios Announces New Entertainment for Galactic Nights 2017 Event

Wed, 2017-11-15 00:54
New entertainment has been announced for the Dec 16, 2017 Galactic Nights hard ticket event at Disney's Hollywood Studios:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Some thrilling updates to this year’s event were just announced moments ago on “The Star Wars Show” on StarWars.com that we had to share with you, as this year’s Star Wars Galactic Nights is truly a can’t-miss offering.

First up – Wicket. Wald. Willow. Wollivan. Warwick Davis has long been part of the Lucasfilm family and beloved by Star Wars fans since his career-starting performance as Wicket the Ewok in “Return of the Jedi.” An established film and television actor, Davis is known for other Lucasfilm roles in “Ewoks: Battle for Endor” and “Caravan of Courage,” and for portraying the title character in “Willow.” He returned to the galaxy far, far away for the prequels as well, with several roles in “The Phantom Menace.” He recently played Wollivan in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and will appear in this year’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and 2018’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

Actor David Collins will also appear at the event to host a special “Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” panel discussion with members of the Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm team. The panel, which will include Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering; Robin Reardon, Executive Creative Producer at Walt Disney Imagineering; Chris Beatty, Executive Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering and Doug Chiang, VP/Creative Director at Lucasfilm, will give guests an inside look at the making of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands currently under construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park. Attendees will also get an exclusive peek into the progress being made and learn what it’s like to bring the epic saga to life in the theme parks.

Guests can’t miss Star Wars: Galactic Destinations on the Sunset Boulevard area of the park. Through state-of-the-art projections, the facade of the Hollywood Tower Hotel will transform to showcase stunning locations from across the galaxy. Favorite film moments, special effects, lighting, and of course the stellar Star Wars cinematic score supports each galactic location moment all evening long.



Star Wars Galactic Nights will also be a great opportunity for guests to celebrate the release of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi at different park attractions, such as the Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Wars: Path of the Jedi and “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” which will debut new touches inspired by the film that night. Tickets are still being advertised available via 407-W-DISNEY (407 934-7639) priced at $129 Guests Ages 10 & Up and $124 Guests Ages 3-9. Attached Images  
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Disneyland Introduces Disneyland After Dark Event

Wed, 2017-11-15 00:38
Similar to the Disney After Hours Event at the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland has announced their own spin on a hard-ticket after hours event:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... beginning next year, you will be able to experience this enchanting time with a new series of events. Disneyland After Dark kicks off January 18 with its first after-hours event – Throwback Nite!



Step back in time to the ‘50s and ‘60s for a taste of the classic after-dark experience at Disneyland. Come dressed in your best to enjoy the Happiest Place on Earth under a million twinkling lights, swinging to the tune of the bands and enjoying your favorite rides in the cool moonlight ‘till the clock strikes 1 a.m.!

Original attraction posters of Disneyland experiences from yesteryear welcome you as you commemorate the evening with special photo locations – and unlimited digital downloads are included with your event admission! Live music and dancing bring the bygone era to life throughout the park, and the sky lights up with an exclusive showing of “Fantasy in The Sky” fireworks. Guests will receive a commemorative lanyard and a vintage-inspired park map that will highlight the special experiences taking place throughout the evening.

This trip down memory lane will truly be one for the ages! Tickets for Throwback Nite will be available on Disneyland.com for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders beginning Nov. 30 and for general public beginning Dec. 7.

And this is just the first in an ongoing series of unique events! Each Disneyland After Dark “nite” will be a can’t-miss experience featuring specialty entertainment, themed food, collectible merchandise and more. Attached Images  
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Warcraft, Disneyland and Beaches Oh My Day 4

Tue, 2017-11-14 23:24
Me- 46 year old Disney lover who doesn't act her age
DR (Dear Roommate) - 33 year old who has no idea what he is getting himself into

Today we got to sleep in and relax. Aaaahhh. I think we slept until 11 and then explored around the "resort". Beso del Sol isn't what I typically expect from a timeshare. There were only 10 units. No staff were around, but we had the manager's phone number if we needed anything. The beach was maybe a 3 minute walk away from us. There was a media room with a computer in it. There was a laundry room, which we put to good use during the afternoon. It was only one washer and dryer, but we didn't have to pay for it. The fact that we didn't have to mess with quarters made the one washer/dryer situation well worth it. For most of the week, we were the only ones there. It was a great place if you wanted a nice, quiet, solo or romantic getaway on the beach.

Around 4 pm, we started to get hungry. A fellow intercotee had suggested that we check out Old World Village, so that was our plan for the evening. Most of the shops were closed, but we went to the German restaurant and had a great meal. There was supposed to be a band called Lakatos there according to the website schedule, but we never saw them. There was a guy that got up on stage and sang German songs. Two little girls around age 7 or so stole the show though. The more outgoing stood up at her table and started dancing. As more and more people watched and cheered her on, she moved up to in front of the stage. Her sister, not to be outdone, joined her at the front of the stage. Sister #1 wasn't too keen about sharing the spotlight with her sibling, so as she was swinging her shoulders and hips around to dance, she would lean over and elbow her sister off to the side. DR and I had quite a few laughs at their antics. We ate schnitzel things that I couldn't pronounce for dinner. He had apple struedel for dessert, and I had German chocolate cake. The slice I got was large enough to feed a small army.
We waddled out of the restaurant and meandered through the Old World Village shops. It was probably really amazing in its heyday. We passed a little bakery and regretted getting dessert at the restaurant. The homemade stuff looked delicious. I would have liked to have seen the inside of the church, but no doors were open. After about 30 mins of wandering, we returned to our timeshare.
I had the brilliant idea of actually going out to the beach, since it was right there. A moonlit stroll on the beach could be romantic in the movies or the scene of a brutal murder in a horror flick. In reality, a moonlit stroll on the beach is freezing cold. I returned after maybe 5 minutes, running into the room to turn on the nice warm fireplace. DR just laughed at me.
We had a full day planned for Monday, so I turned in early. DR stayed up watching some movie on his Ipad. He regretted that in the morning. :P
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Ideas for showing pins other than lanyards

Tue, 2017-11-14 21:50
On my trip last week, I saw someone with pins attached to their jacket. I thought about attaching my pins to a jean jacket to wear, but I haven't even gotten through all of them and the jacket weighs a ton. Lanyards are too heavy around my neck. Do you guys do anything else with your pins?
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Dessert Party December 30

Tue, 2017-11-14 21:15
Anyone planning on cancelling a Tomorroland Terrace Dessert Party on December 30 for the later fireworks?
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Mobile food ordering and DDP

Tue, 2017-11-14 15:42
I know when I was checking out the mobile food ordering through the app about a month ago - it said you can’t mobile order and use DDP. Has that changed? I just looked at it again and am not getting that message anymore. Just planning ahead for my upcoming trip.

Also - any opinions on the mobile ordering process?

Thanks!


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