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Here Comes Remy

Tue, 2017-04-04 02:00
Ratatouille is apparently green lit and is a go for France in Epcot...
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Week BEFORE THANKSGIVING OR WEEK BEFORE THAT

Mon, 2017-04-03 20:11
Hello,
we're planning a trip since we have a weeding to go to mid November,so of course gotta get some Disney in..lol So we have a choice of going before or after.
How's the week of November 6th compared to week of November 13th? I also want to see Christmas decorations if possible so I figure the week of 13 th would be better for that. How are the crowds those weeks? Will some Christmas decorations be up?
Also is animal kingdom resort good that time since it's not so hot?
Thanks :)

Port Orleans french quarter-2013
Caribbean Beach-2009
coronado springs-2006
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Week BEFORE THANKSGIVING OR WEEK BEFORE THAT

Mon, 2017-04-03 20:11
Hello,
we're planning a trip since we have a weeding to go to mid November,so of course gotta get some Disney in..lol So we have a choice of going before or after.
How's the week of November 6th compared to week of November 13th? I also want to see Christmas decorations if possible so I figure the week of 13 th would be better for that. How are the crowds those weeks? Will some Christmas decorations be up?
Also is animal kingdom resort good that time since it's not so hot?
Thanks :)

Port Orleans french quarter-2013
Caribbean Beach-2009
coronado springs-2006
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Alaska Summer 2017

Mon, 2017-04-03 20:05
Anyone else headed to Alaska this summer? We just booked a fairly last minute trip (in my mind anyway) for May 26th on Celebrity Solstice. Not our first time but really looking forward to it!
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Alaska Summer 2017

Mon, 2017-04-03 20:05
Anyone else headed to Alaska this summer? We just booked a fairly last minute trip (in my mind anyway) for May 26th on Celebrity Solstice. Not our first time but really looking forward to it!
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Fantasmic planning

Mon, 2017-04-03 18:48
Should I cancel one of my fastpasses and try to schedule fantastic, or is it going to be possible to walk in to the show?
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Fantasmic planning

Mon, 2017-04-03 18:48
Should I cancel one of my fastpasses and try to schedule fantastic, or is it going to be possible to walk in to the show?
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1st time going in July

Mon, 2017-04-03 18:26
Ok, my family and I have been to Disney quite a bit, but always off peak. Please tell me the good, the bad, and the ugly about July, BUT most importantly the 1st week of July. We'll be there July 1st-July 5th.:mickey:
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1st time going in July

Mon, 2017-04-03 18:26
Ok, my family and I have been to Disney quite a bit, but always off peak. Please tell me the good, the bad, and the ugly about July, BUT most importantly the 1st week of July. We'll be there July 1st-July 5th.:mickey:
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WDW is meant to be a HAPPY place, so why am I so stressed?

Mon, 2017-04-03 10:52
After a 4 year break we're returning to WDW in September.

However, the hassel of pre-booking meals and events 5 months out on a website and app that are slow, unpredictable and often contradict is infuriating (and even more so to a software engineer)
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WDW is meant to be a HAPPY place, so why am I so stressed?

Mon, 2017-04-03 10:52
After a 4 year break we're returning to WDW in September.

However, the hassel of pre-booking meals and events 5 months out on a website and app that are slow, unpredictable and often contradict is infuriating (and even more so to a software engineer)
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NCIS LA (Mulan & Robocop): Miguel Ferrer RIP

Mon, 2017-04-03 07:51
The UK is behind on the US shows and we've just learnt that the character Owen Granger was seriously ill. However we didn't know that Miguel had terminal throat cancer and died Jan 2017.

Miguel provided the voice for Shan Yu in Mulan

A sad loss
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NCIS LA (Mulan & Robocop): Miguel Ferrer RIP

Mon, 2017-04-03 07:51
The UK is behind on the US shows and we've just learnt that the character Owen Granger was seriously ill. However we didn't know that Miguel had terminal throat cancer and died Jan 2017.

Miguel provided the voice for Shan Yu in Mulan

A sad loss
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Universal Orlando at Halloween

Mon, 2017-04-03 05:02
My family will be at both Universal Parks on October 30th, 2017.

Although I have been to Universal many times, I have never been during Halloween season. I know it's hugely popular - especially with locals.

But here is my question: We will have three young girls who scare EASILY. I'm worried that roaming Universal characters who are not there Year-round will be scaring guests. Is this the case?

We will avoid all of the temporary haunted houses they create - but do they try to scare park guests in regular park areas? The girls would be terrified if they experienced it or saw it happening to others. Should this be a concern? (Or do they do it only at night?) Any info is appreciated.
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Universal Orlando at Halloween

Mon, 2017-04-03 05:02
My family will be at both Universal Parks on October 30th, 2017.

Although I have been to Universal many times, I have never been during Halloween season. I know it's hugely popular - especially with locals.

But here is my question: We will have three young girls who scare EASILY. I'm worried that roaming Universal characters who are not there Year-round will be scaring guests. Is this the case?

We will avoid all of the temporary haunted houses they create - but do they try to scare park guests in regular park areas? The girls would be terrified if they experienced it or saw it happening to others. Should this be a concern? (Or do they do it only at night?) Any info is appreciated.
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Got the F+W Fest booked

Mon, 2017-04-03 02:27
Southwest airfare and DVC Kidani booked for the fall. YES!

Pandora here we come.

best,

............john
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Got the F+W Fest booked

Mon, 2017-04-03 02:27
Southwest airfare and DVC Kidani booked for the fall. YES!

Pandora here we come.

best,

............john
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Tidbits March/April 2017: Epcot Refurb, Dole Whip News, Disney Springs Updates & More

Sun, 2017-04-02 22:56
Tidbits
March/April 2017



Double the Dine

3/26/17 Disney’s Hollywood Studios has postponed the extension to Minnie’s Seasonal dining to Lunch seatings until later in the year. The park has announced that the Lunch Seatings will begin on September 4th with the start of the 2017 run of the Minnie’s Halloween Dine. With this change, Guests will continue to have only Dinner options for Minnie’s Springtime Dine (now through June 4, 2017) and Minnie’s Summertime Dine (June 5 – September 3, 2017).

2/23/17 Disney’s Hollywood Studios has recently announced an expansion to their popular seasonal character dining. The Spring seasonal Character Meal at Hollywood & Vine, Minnie’s Springtime Dine, will be offered for both lunch and dinner when it expands its seating on May 14th during its 2017 run.

Mission: Refurb

3/26/17 One half of Epcot’s thrill rides will be closed for the Peak Summer 2017 season. Mission: SPACE is currently scheduled to be closed for refurbishment from June 5th through July 31st, 2017. Although not confirmed, it is rumoured among attraction Cast that the ride may feature new missions or updates to the existing mission as part of the refurbishment.

A New Household

3/26/17 Heritage House in the Liberty Square section of the Magic Kingdom has been repurposed again after several changes from its retail roots. The once MyMagic+ Service Center and Meet & Greet spot is now the Liberty Square Ticket Office offering in-park Walt Disney World ticket sales and services.

Shuttering Stores

3/26/17
The Darkroom and Cover Story re-opened from their multi-month rehab with several changes. Due to internal renovations, Guests can now pass through The Darkroom, Cover Story, and Celebrity 5 & 10 to avoid potential crowds on Hollywood Blvd. (or have easier access to other shopping needs). Both stores received new layouts with new focuses on Magic Bands, Disney Phone Cases, and Disney Pins.

2/23/17 Two adjacent retail locations in the Hollywood Blvd section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios closed early last month for a multi-month refurbishment. The Darkroom and Cover Story retail locations closed for refurbishment on January 9th and are scheduled to re-open on March 24, 2017. Although no details were announced at the time of closure, Cast are expecting that the two locations will re-open with significant changes, if not as one new location.

Springing Up

4/2/17
The last original Pleasure Island venue has announced the beginning of its Disney Springs transformation. Portobello Country Italian Trattoria (opening as the Portobello Yacht Club in 1989) has announced it will close for refurbishment on April 24, 2017 for major renovations. The location is slated to re-open in Fall 2017 keeping the Italian cuisine, but enhancing the experience with a new family style menu, craft beers, and Italian wines developed by James Beard Award-winner Chef Tony Mantuano.

A Charming Refurbishment

4/2/17
One of Fantasyland's most iconic attractions will be closing for refurbishment after the Peak Spring Break crowds are gone. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel is scheduled to be closed April 24 through May 18, 2017.

Whip it Good! or Where’s the Rum Gone?

4/2/17
Fans of Dole Whips and Rum have another reason to be happy at Walt Disney World as a popular hotel has combined these two into a new treat. Guests at Art of Animation Resort can now enjoy the Captain’s Pineapple cocktail at the Drop Off Pool Bar. The frozen concoction is simply described as a Dole Whip with Captain's Morgan and is priced at $10.00. The drink has been described as Seasonal, but no indication on its tenure has been reported.

Growing Garages

4/2/17
New stores and dining spots aren’t the only things still springing up at Disney Springs; there’s still more infrastructure work to come. Construction has begun for the Third Parking Garage for the shopping, dining, and entertainment area. The Walt Disney World Casting parking lot closed on April 1st as part of the project commencement. The third garage will be connected via a pedestrian bridge across Buena Vista Drive. The new garage will reportedly be mixed use for both Guests and Cast Members.
Categories: Disney Blogs

Tidbits March/April 2017: Epcot Refurb, Dole Whip News, Disney Springs Updates & More

Sun, 2017-04-02 22:56
Tidbits
March/April 2017



Double the Dine

3/26/17 Disney’s Hollywood Studios has postponed the extension to Minnie’s Seasonal dining to Lunch seatings until later in the year. The park has announced that the Lunch Seatings will begin on September 4th with the start of the 2017 run of the Minnie’s Halloween Dine. With this change, Guests will continue to have only Dinner options for Minnie’s Springtime Dine (now through June 4, 2017) and Minnie’s Summertime Dine (June 5 – September 3, 2017).

2/23/17 Disney’s Hollywood Studios has recently announced an expansion to their popular seasonal character dining. The Spring seasonal Character Meal at Hollywood & Vine, Minnie’s Springtime Dine, will be offered for both lunch and dinner when it expands its seating on May 14th during its 2017 run.

Mission: Refurb

3/26/17 One half of Epcot’s thrill rides will be closed for the Peak Summer 2017 season. Mission: SPACE is currently scheduled to be closed for refurbishment from June 5th through July 31st, 2017. Although not confirmed, it is rumoured among attraction Cast that the ride may feature new missions or updates to the existing mission as part of the refurbishment.

A New Household

3/26/17 Heritage House in the Liberty Square section of the Magic Kingdom has been repurposed again after several changes from its retail roots. The once MyMagic+ Service Center and Meet & Greet spot is now the Liberty Square Ticket Office offering in-park Walt Disney World ticket sales and services.

Shuttering Stores

3/26/17
The Darkroom and Cover Story re-opened from their multi-month rehab with several changes. Due to internal renovations, Guests can now pass through The Darkroom, Cover Story, and Celebrity 5 & 10 to avoid potential crowds on Hollywood Blvd. (or have easier access to other shopping needs). Both stores received new layouts with new focuses on Magic Bands, Disney Phone Cases, and Disney Pins.

2/23/17 Two adjacent retail locations in the Hollywood Blvd section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios closed early last month for a multi-month refurbishment. The Darkroom and Cover Story retail locations closed for refurbishment on January 9th and are scheduled to re-open on March 24, 2017. Although no details were announced at the time of closure, Cast are expecting that the two locations will re-open with significant changes, if not as one new location.

Springing Up

4/2/17
The last original Pleasure Island venue has announced the beginning of its Disney Springs transformation. Portobello Country Italian Trattoria (opening as the Portobello Yacht Club in 1989) has announced it will close for refurbishment on April 24, 2017 for major renovations. The location is slated to re-open in Fall 2017 keeping the Italian cuisine, but enhancing the experience with a new family style menu, craft beers, and Italian wines developed by James Beard Award-winner Chef Tony Mantuano.

A Charming Refurbishment

4/2/17
One of Fantasyland's most iconic attractions will be closing for refurbishment after the Peak Spring Break crowds are gone. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel is scheduled to be closed April 24 through May 18, 2017.

Whip it Good! or Where’s the Rum Gone?

4/2/17
Fans of Dole Whips and Rum have another reason to be happy at Walt Disney World as a popular hotel has combined these two into a new treat. Guests at Art of Animation Resort can now enjoy the Captain’s Pineapple cocktail at the Drop Off Pool Bar. The frozen concoction is simply described as a Dole Whip with Captain's Morgan and is priced at $10.00. The drink has been described as Seasonal, but no indication on its tenure has been reported.

Growing Garages

4/2/17
New stores and dining spots aren’t the only things still springing up at Disney Springs; there’s still more infrastructure work to come. Construction has begun for the Third Parking Garage for the shopping, dining, and entertainment area. The Walt Disney World Casting parking lot closed on April 1st as part of the project commencement. The third garage will be connected via a pedestrian bridge across Buena Vista Drive. The new garage will reportedly be mixed use for both Guests and Cast Members.
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He will only eat pizza and grilled cheese - please help me find it!

Sun, 2017-04-02 14:13
Hi,

Going in May with another family and their special needs son will only eat grilled cheese and pizza. Can anyone tell me if they know which quickserves in any park of the parks serve pizza or grilled cheese. I did see Pizzafari in AK but that was it.

Thanks!
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