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Earth Day 2018 Will Be A Little Sweeter with These Walt Disney World Treats

Sat, 2018-04-21 14:12
The Walt Disney World resort has announced special treats for Earth Day 2018:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts


{At Disney's Animal Kingdom} an Earth Day Cupcake will be available at Pizzafari and Restaurantosaurus.

... the Earth Day Cupcake is a chocolate cupcake topped with buttercream, white chocolate crispy pearls, white chocolate mousse, and an edible chocolate piece.



.... Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will have an Earth Day Cupcake April 19-22 at Roaring Fork. This yummy chocolate cupcake is filled with cookies and cream filling and topped with vanilla buttercream, cookies and cream crumble, chocolate rocks, and an edible garden.

At Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, you’ll find an Earth Day Cupcake April 19-22 at Beach Club Marketplace and The Market at Ale & Compass. This one is a ‘dirt and worms’ chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate pudding and topped with chocolate buttercream, cookie crumbs, sugar flower, and jelly candy ‘worms.’

Disney’s Contemporary Resort will have an Earth Day Cupcake at Contempo Café only on April 22. This chocolate cupcake comes in an edible chocolate flowerpot is filled with chocolate pastry cream, chocolate buttercream, and chocolate cookie crumble and topped with a buttercream flower and a chocolate Earth Day sign.



Over at Disney Springs, Amorette’s Patisserie will be offering up a cute little cactus on a stick April 22-28! This Cactus Macaron Lollipop consists of three French macarons filled with pistachio ganache and topped with icing. It’s even served on a stick for on-the-go enjoyment!
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“Gods of the Vikings” Now Open at Epcot

Sat, 2018-04-21 00:09
As previously announced in a The Norwegian American article, Epcot's Stave Church Gallery has debuted a new exhibit:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts


... Starting today, the Stave Church Gallery in the Norway Pavilion will showcase a brand-new exhibit called “Gods of the Vikings.”

Celebrating the legendary Norse gods and goddesses that inspired the ancient Vikings of Scandinavia in their daily lives, guests can stop in to learn more about the popular Viking gods Thor, Odin, Freyja, and Loki through displays of authentic Viking artifacts.


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“Gods of the Vikings” Now Open at Epcot

Sat, 2018-04-21 00:09
As previously announced in a The Norwegian American article, Epcot's Stave Church Gallery has debuted a new exhibit:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts


... Starting today, the Stave Church Gallery in the Norway Pavilion will showcase a brand-new exhibit called “Gods of the Vikings.”

Celebrating the legendary Norse gods and goddesses that inspired the ancient Vikings of Scandinavia in their daily lives, guests can stop in to learn more about the popular Viking gods Thor, Odin, Freyja, and Loki through displays of authentic Viking artifacts.


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mickeys bbq at wilderness lodge

Fri, 2018-04-20 14:48
we have booked the category 1 seating for this. the dinner reservation is 5:30 and the info says to arrive 1 hr prior to show if you are category 1 seating.

1. with info provided we should arrive by 4:30?
2. what is the best way from mk to the campground. wabsite states if taking the ferryboat allow 1.5 hours total travel time? does the ferryboat drop you off in the campground close to the bbq? would the busses be faster?

anyone with experience have some imput?
thanks, 28days and counting.
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mickeys bbq at wilderness lodge

Fri, 2018-04-20 14:48
we have booked the category 1 seating for this. the dinner reservation is 5:30 and the info says to arrive 1 hr prior to show if you are category 1 seating.

1. with info provided we should arrive by 4:30?
2. what is the best way from mk to the campground. wabsite states if taking the ferryboat allow 1.5 hours total travel time? does the ferryboat drop you off in the campground close to the bbq? would the busses be faster?

anyone with experience have some imput?
thanks, 28days and counting.
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Waiting for Magic Bands . . .

Fri, 2018-04-20 13:55
I checked on My Disney Experience at the 30 day mark to see if the magic band status had changed. Good thing I checked, because they had somehow lost/deleted the personalization on one of our magic bands. I updated it, and I hope it was in time.

At 29 and 28 days out, the status said the magic bands are being prepared. Could it remain in that status for several days? I thought they shipped out at 30 days.
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Waiting for Magic Bands . . .

Fri, 2018-04-20 13:55
I checked on My Disney Experience at the 30 day mark to see if the magic band status had changed. Good thing I checked, because they had somehow lost/deleted the personalization on one of our magic bands. I updated it, and I hope it was in time.

At 29 and 28 days out, the status said the magic bands are being prepared. Could it remain in that status for several days? I thought they shipped out at 30 days.
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Lapu Lapu at 'Ohana

Fri, 2018-04-20 00:46
Does anyone know if the Lapu Lapu beverage is include in the new Disney dining plan for 'Ohana?
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Lapu Lapu at 'Ohana

Fri, 2018-04-20 00:46
Does anyone know if the Lapu Lapu beverage is include in the new Disney dining plan for 'Ohana?
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Lockers

Thu, 2018-04-19 20:32
I've been reading a lot about the lockers and have a couple questions - do we have to put every worldly possession on our person in the locker before going on the rides? I understand bags/backpacks (though I've read fanny packs are ok?) but do we need to put phones/wallets in them too? We hate going through bag check and since we're staying at Royal Pacific we'll be really close to a park so I am wondering if we'll even need to bring a park bag and just get by with wallet/phone in our pockets.

Another question - do they accept Applepay and/or can you charge to your room in the parks? If we can get away with no wallets, just our tickets, phones, and/or watches, that would be even more ideal
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Lockers

Thu, 2018-04-19 20:32
I've been reading a lot about the lockers and have a couple questions - do we have to put every worldly possession on our person in the locker before going on the rides? I understand bags/backpacks (though I've read fanny packs are ok?) but do we need to put phones/wallets in them too? We hate going through bag check and since we're staying at Royal Pacific we'll be really close to a park so I am wondering if we'll even need to bring a park bag and just get by with wallet/phone in our pockets.

Another question - do they accept Applepay and/or can you charge to your room in the parks? If we can get away with no wallets, just our tickets, phones, and/or watches, that would be even more ideal
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Fastpass Question

Thu, 2018-04-19 19:35
Is it possible to check on FP availability for a given day after you have made your three FP reservations for the day?
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Fastpass Question

Thu, 2018-04-19 19:35
Is it possible to check on FP availability for a given day after you have made your three FP reservations for the day?
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Need Help Planning Universal Vacation!!!

Thu, 2018-04-19 15:57
My oldest daughter (8 years old) has read the first four Harry Potter books. She loves them and has been begging for our next vacation to be at Universal Studios. I have been pricing it out, and honestly am quite shocked by how expensive it is. For some reason it seems like I get a better value at Disney.

I need some help with planning and have a few questions:
1. Does Universal ever have any good discounts that I should wait for?
2. If we go during a slow season (like the beginning of December or January), how necessary is the Unlimited Express Pass? Essentially, do I need to pay to stay at the hotel that supplies that, or will lines be low enough that it isn't needed.
3. I stayed at the Sapphire Falls Hotel for work earlier this year. I thought the boat system to the City Walk and park entrances was fantastic. But only the 3 most expensive hotels are on that boat canal. If you stay at Cabana Beach or the new Aventura hotel, what is transportation to the parks like?
4. Are there any "must-do" restaurants. I think my kids would be pretty intrigued by the Chocolate Factory.
5. Does Universal have any airport transportation? Like how Disney has the Magical Express?

Thanks!
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Need Help Planning Universal Vacation!!!

Thu, 2018-04-19 15:57
My oldest daughter (8 years old) has read the first four Harry Potter books. She loves them and has been begging for our next vacation to be at Universal Studios. I have been pricing it out, and honestly am quite shocked by how expensive it is. For some reason it seems like I get a better value at Disney.

I need some help with planning and have a few questions:
1. Does Universal ever have any good discounts that I should wait for?
2. If we go during a slow season (like the beginning of December or January), how necessary is the Unlimited Express Pass? Essentially, do I need to pay to stay at the hotel that supplies that, or will lines be low enough that it isn't needed.
3. I stayed at the Sapphire Falls Hotel for work earlier this year. I thought the boat system to the City Walk and park entrances was fantastic. But only the 3 most expensive hotels are on that boat canal. If you stay at Cabana Beach or the new Aventura hotel, what is transportation to the parks like?
4. Are there any "must-do" restaurants. I think my kids would be pretty intrigued by the Chocolate Factory.
5. Does Universal have any airport transportation? Like how Disney has the Magical Express?

Thanks!
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Resort outside Disney

Thu, 2018-04-19 15:50
I am bringin a group of students to Orlando next spring. I have always stayed off site and know of at least one great hotel. However, I recently got an incredible deal from another local hotel and I was wondering if anyone has ever stayed there. I hear that it is used frequently by parents of the college program, but that is really all I know. It is the Clarion Lake Buena Vista. Any help would be appreciated.
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Resort outside Disney

Thu, 2018-04-19 15:50
I am bringin a group of students to Orlando next spring. I have always stayed off site and know of at least one great hotel. However, I recently got an incredible deal from another local hotel and I was wondering if anyone has ever stayed there. I hear that it is used frequently by parents of the college program, but that is really all I know. It is the Clarion Lake Buena Vista. Any help would be appreciated.
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Disney's Animal Kingdom to Offer Earth Day and 20th Anniversary Special Eats

Thu, 2018-04-19 01:10
Disney's Animal Kingdom has announced a selection of Earth Day and 20th Anniversary Special Eats:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts


What’s a celebration without tasty treats like Earth Day and Tree of Life cupcakes at Creature Comforts, Pizzafari, Flame Tree Barbecue and Restaurantosaurus. A delicious plant-based Impossible Burger is on the menu at Restaurantosaurus, and Earth Day Sliders (mini Impossible Burgers) are available in Nomad Lounge. Attached Images  
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Disney's Animal Kingdom to Offer Earth Day and 20th Anniversary Special Eats

Thu, 2018-04-19 01:10
Disney's Animal Kingdom has announced a selection of Earth Day and 20th Anniversary Special Eats:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts


What’s a celebration without tasty treats like Earth Day and Tree of Life cupcakes at Creature Comforts, Pizzafari, Flame Tree Barbecue and Restaurantosaurus. A delicious plant-based Impossible Burger is on the menu at Restaurantosaurus, and Earth Day Sliders (mini Impossible Burgers) are available in Nomad Lounge. Attached Images  
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Vegetarian Food List

Wed, 2018-04-18 18:11
I have been looking at all of the menus to see what choices I have for vegetarian food. Is there a list somewhere?
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