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Coronado Springs

Wed, 2018-04-11 23:38
How is Coronado Springs?? It says they are doing renovations. Has anyone stayed there lately? We're thinking of staying here for a few nights in November and also at Pop Century.
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Epcot Has Sprung into Spring with New Menu Items at Popular Restaurants

Wed, 2018-04-11 23:27
Beyond all the new eats at the Flower & Garden Festival, Epcot has sprung into Spring with new menu items at popular restaurants around the park:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

{At} Sunshine Seasons in The Land... we’ve got a couple new breakfast options that will be sure to kick-start your day in the park. The first is a Breakfast Croissant Sandwich – eggs, bacon, and Colby Jack on a flaky croissant and served with a side of breakfast potatoes. The second is a fantastic Breakfast Broccoli and Egg-White Soufflé served with a multigrain croissant and fresh fruit. And if you plan to return to Sunshine Seasons later in the day, there are a couple new items on the lunch and dinner menus as well – like the Rotisserie Turkey Breast Club Sandwich that comes with roasted turkey breast, bacon jam, and avocado spread served on fresh ciabatta bread. There’s also the Tuna Poke Salad – a noodle and wakame seaweed salad topped with tuna poke, spicy mayonnaise and sweet soy. And then there’s my personal favorite – the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with coleslaw and garnished with a fresh, crisp pickle!

Another good option for lunch would be Electric Umbrella, where a Mojo Pulled Pork Burger, a Brisket Sandwich, and a Vegetable Quinoa Salad have been added to the menu. The Mojo Pulled Pork Burger comes with cilantro and lime aïoli; and the Brisket sandwich comes with a delicious beer cheese sauce. And for a vegetarian option, the Veggie Quinoa Salad consists of quinoa, riced cauliflower, pickled carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, edamame, and agave-lime dressing.

... at Refreshment Port near Canada, you may have noticed that a special poutine has been tempting the taste buds of our guests. Here you’ll find two new poutine offerings: Traditional Poutine consisting of french fries topped with beef gravy and cheese curds and Signature Poutine consisting of french fries topped with Canadian cheddar-bacon sauce and cheese curds. And you can still get that deliciously sweet Croissant Doughnut with cinnamon sugar and the option to top it with vanilla, chocolate, or swirl soft-serve ice cream. For the adults out there, you might want to try the specialty Bloody Mary!

... at Liberty Inn in the American Adventure, new to the menu are Fried Shrimp and a Fried Chicken Sandwich with lettuce, pimento cheese, and smoked bacon. On the lighter side, you can try the new Cobb Salad with warm chicken, green apples, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, hard-boiled eggs, blue cheese, and bacon, topped with a sherry vinaigrette. And for dessert, we welcome two new desserts with open mouths: an Apple Pie Cheesecake and a Marshmallow Cookie Crunch Cupcake!
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Two New Character Meals Announced for the Disneyland Resort

Wed, 2018-04-11 23:23
The Disneyland Resort has announced two new Character Meals:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... two new character dining experiences coming this summer to Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and to Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

At Storytellers Café, guests will join Mickey Mouse and his friends for Mickey’s Tales of Adventure. Discover the fun with your adventurous storyteller, Mickey, as he welcomes you into his immersive tales of adventure through his magical Adventurer’s Journal.

At Disney’s PCH Grill, guests can get in on all the beachy fun with Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast. Donald has finally been reunited with his heart-throb Daisy, and now you’ll be able to soak in those rays and catch some waves on the dance floor with Donald, Daisy, and Stitch as you chow down on an all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet.

Both of these experiences are coming this summer, which means reservations will be opening soon!
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Annual pass discounts at Christmas

Wed, 2018-04-11 21:51
I am thinking about purchasing an annual pass in August. My DD is starting the college program and I know that I will be there will over the Christmas holiday and beyond. What AP room discount have been available in the past? If any?:mickey::marg:
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Week of November 4th

Wed, 2018-04-11 19:02
What is going on at Disney the week of November 4th?? I was trying to book a villa and nothing really available. Also no Pop Century available.
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Driving from Philly. Where to stopover?

Wed, 2018-04-11 17:02
Finalizing details for our next trip in the beginning of November. Airfare is nuts right now for our travel dates so we are fairly certain we’ll be driving from Philadelphia with our almost-4yo DD. We’ve done the drive before, but it was 10 years ago- no kids! So we drove right through. I figured I’d pop in here and see if anybody had a recommendation for a favorite and relatively inexpensive hotel by 95 to stay at for our stopover?
We are most likely leaving Halloween around 6 and figure we can at least make it to Richmond, maybe even a little further.

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TV channels in rooms?

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:24
Does anyone know if the TV's in the resort rooms catch the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)? My son will appear as an extra in an episode of Queen Sugar, and it looks like it will air while we are in Disney. Of course we will set the DVR at home, but he may want to watch it when it airs. I don't know of any way we could record it from our room???? Not even sure if Disney resort rooms have that channel?
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The Ganachery Unveils Two Trendy Millennial Pink Treats

Tue, 2018-04-10 23:45
The Ganachery has announced two Trendy Treats for springtime:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Springs
The Millennial Pink craze is only getting sweeter at Disney Springs! Shop the stylish new ears at World of Disney and pick up your Millennial Pink Chocolate Ears and Pink-Berry ganache squares at The Ganachery. Only available while supplies last!

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The Magic Kingdom Unveils a New Look for the Popular "Purple Wall" Photo Spot

Tue, 2018-04-10 23:33
The Magic Kingdom has updated its unintentionally popular photo spot, "The Purple Wall".

The new look is reported to be part of a larger aesthetic update to Tommorowland ahead of the Tron coaster addition. Attached Images  
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AP rates 6/11/18 – 8/30/18

Tue, 2018-04-10 22:40
AP rates for dates of 6/11/18 – 8/30/18 have been released

UP TO 30% Deluxe Villa resort rooms
UP TO 30% off most Deluxe resort rooms
UP TO 25% off most Moderate resort rooms
UP TO 25% off most Value resort rooms

Notice the "UP TO" please

As always, discounted rooms are limited and the offer excludes Polynesian Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower, Villas at Grand Floridian, Copper Creek Villa Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation Resort, any 3-bedroom DVC villas and campsites.

Contact Magical Journeys today!

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Art of Animation bus service? food court?

Tue, 2018-04-10 13:53
We are staying at POP Century next month. Depending on where our room is located, it looks like we could get to the AOA food court just as easily as the POP food court. We may head over there for breakfast and hop on their bus to the parks.

Can anyone tell me how efficient their bus route is? Do they share it with another resort? Last time we stayed at POP, they had their own bus route, but that was before AOA opened. (One reason why we prefer POP over the All Star resorts!)

I'm guessing breakfast at the AOA food court would be comparable to breakfast at POP food court . . . Is that correct? Any big differences in their menus or quality of food?

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Woody’s Lunch Box to Feature Fun Signature Fare in Toy Story Land

Mon, 2018-04-09 23:04
From a new twist on a Disneyland Classic to updated spins on childhood favorites, Woody's Lunch Box has announced a line of signature menu items:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Opening June 30, Woody’s Lunch Box will dish up all sorts of sandwiches and sides that blend classic flavor combinations with a modern twist, plus nostalgic soda floats and specialty beverages. We caught up with the team at Flavor Lab – the concept development kitchen – to ask how much fun (and challenging) it was to take sentimental food favorites and give them a modern make-over…in flavor and presentation.

S’more French Toast Breakfast Sandwich – Oozy goodness in a chocolate ganache- and marshmallow-stuffed French toast topped with graham cracker crumbles. Inspired by the classic American campfire treat.

Smoked Turkey, Eggs, Swiss, Peppers, and Onions on Sourdough – The perfect hand-held stack of breakfast goodness.

Breakfast Bowl – The green army men line up for this hearty bowl of potato barrels, brisket-country gravy, and scrambled eggs.

BBQ Brisket Melt – With a nod to cowboy Woody, this Texas-style smoked brisket features cheddar, Monterey Jack, pickles, and BBQ sauce on garlic butter-grilled sourdough.

Monte Cristo with Raspberry Jam – Woody’s version of this classic sandwich has layers of ham, turkey, Swiss, and raspberry jam…and is grilled to a golden brown.

Totchos – Potato barrels, corn chips, chili, and cheese – what’s not to love??

Sides include tomato basil soup, vegetable macaroni salad, and potato barrels. Mini Babybel snack cheese, the official snack cheese of Walt Disney World Resort, is also an option to eat with your meal or as an on-the-go snack.

Raspberry Lunch Box Tart garnished with Icing and Dried Fruit and Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tart garnished with Icing and Caramelized Bacon – Even toys need a sweet treat! Inspired by breakfast toaster pastries, this modern interpretation, with its uniquely delicate crust, is the perfect hand-held pastry.

The littlest toys can enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich or turkey sandwich, both served with potato barrels and mandarin oranges. For toys looking for more lighter options, they can grab one of these tasty bites at Woody’s Lunch Box or check out the many other healthful offerings available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios including fresh fruits and vegetables, salads, and grilled meats and fish.

Banana Split Yogurt Parfait – Layers of banana-vanilla Greek yogurt (with a hint of honey), fresh bananas, strawberries, and pineapple topped with granola and chocolate chips. A delicious and healthful way to start the day!

Smoked Turkey, Tomato, and Lettuce on Multigrain Bread – This quintessential lunch box sandwich is a light and fresh option. And to give it a kick of flavor, we add a creamy Dijonnaise.

Soda Floats – All toys would agree that a refreshing soda float is the perfect nostalgic beverage!

The adorable Alien Sipper may be purchased and filled with any fountain drink or the signature Mystic Portal Punch – Powerade Mountain Berry Blast with flavors of lemon-lime and tangerine.

The big kids can enjoy the backyard with Grown-Up’s Lemonade cocktail (cherry vodka, Odwalla Lemonade, and black cherry purée), beer, or hard cider. Attached Images      
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Fastpass Question

Mon, 2018-04-09 21:12
My sister, myself and my granddaughter (age 6) have planned a trip in June and our fastpass window opens this week. My sister and I live in two different states. How confusing would it be if both of us tried to get fastpasses for all three of us at the same time? Is that even possible? Advice/comments, appreciated.
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Whats the deal with park hours?

Mon, 2018-04-09 19:51
I will be at the parks in May 12-18 and I am really disappointed with the hours. I remember when during the weekends the parks were open until 11 and during peek season all week. The week I am going, there is only 1 night past 9 and its only to 11 not 1am or 3am. That really *****. I like being in the parks at night better than the day. It seems to come alive at night. They even offer more early entry than late closing. I am really disappointed that my night will come to an end so early. I don't want to hang out at Disney Springs or the pool. I want to be in the parks like I paid for. Why did they take the late weekend hours away? Will it be dark enough to enjoy all the shows that are lit up? I liked watching the shows and then going to ride some more. With it closing at 9. You would have to head to the exits after the show. It seems they glorify the extra magic hours but really its just the original hours. Nothing extra......I don't get it.
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Fall Dining Promotion- Any rumors?

Mon, 2018-04-09 17:50
I hate to be "that guy" but has anyone heard any rumors on when the fall promotion will be released? Looking at the last few years, I am guessing it may be soon.
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Caribbean Beach Pool

Mon, 2018-04-09 14:38
My daughter will be staying at Caribbean Beach but her father and sister will be staying at All Star Movies. Are they allowed to come over and swim with her at Caribbean Beach??
Thanks for your help.
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Disney Springs dining?

Mon, 2018-04-09 14:17
Seems there are so many new dining establishments in Disney Springs that I don't even know where to start! We will be arriving early morning and plan to stop by Disney Springs before going to our resort. The plan is to activate our military tickets, do a little shopping, and have lunch before we head to our hotel.

Of all the new places that have opened over the past few years the only place we have tried so far is The Boathouse. We love it, but have dined there twice already and would like to try something new.

Any suggestions? Places you have tried and loved? Places to avoid? It will be myself and 3 teens, 18, 18, 16.
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Universal Studios in Hollywood CA

Mon, 2018-04-09 10:59
Going to be vacationing out West. And while not going to Disneyland will be going to Universal Studios. Just wondering if it's better to get tickets before we go or would it be the same price at the gate? Because I really can't find any discounts now for them.

I was hoping that my AMEX cc would offer another discount like they did a year or so ago. But nothing of course. If I do order them ahead of time I was going to get them off their site but just wondering what I will be saving. Thanks
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Park hours for November

Mon, 2018-04-09 05:26
Any idea of when the park hours for November will be out? We can make ADRs starting May 1st and I like to plan which parks on which days based on park hours. Dining planning is affected by this as well so I’m hoping they are out soon.

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Muppets in Magic Kingdom

Sun, 2018-04-08 02:13
Ok, I've been to WDW sooooo many times but have NEVER seen something I just read about. There are Muppets in 3 windows I believe in Liberty Square around Hall of Presidents? Can someone please tell me where, exactly, this is and when they perform?

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