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Episode 1572 - D23 Coverage Part 1

wdwtoday.com - Wed, 2017-07-12 14:00
We go through the first half of d23 announcements in depth and give our take. Some good, some bad... some we knew.
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Episode 1571 - Greeze's Accidental Trip Report

wdwtoday.com - Wed, 2017-07-12 14:00
We didn't plan it - but it happened. The Greeze from the Podcast took over the show and gave his Disneyland trip report... a bit different from ours.
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2017 Food and Wine Menus

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-12 12:53
The 2017 festival booth menus have been released. Happy Planning!

Active Eats – NEW!
Food:
  • Loaded Mac ‘n' Cheese with Nueske's® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions
  • Roasted Verlasso Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimichurri (GF)
  • Sweet Avocado Crema with Strawberries, Yellow Cake and Tortilla Streusel


Beverages:
  • M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Cucumber & Lemon Lime Hard Sparkling Water, Doral, FL
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Riesling, Washington
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley


Africa
Food:
  • Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato and Pap (GF)
  • Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa
  • Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket with Mint Raita


Beverages:
  • Ernie Els "Big Easy" Chenin Blanc, Western Cape
  • Simonsig Pinotage, Stellenbosch
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, Western Cape


The Almond Orchard
Food:
  • Banana Almond Sundae layered with Fresh Berries and topped with Dark Chocolate and Blueberry Almonds


Beverages:
  • Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin “Yellow Label” Brut
  • Dom Pérignon Brut
  • Moët & Chandon Brut Rosé Imperial
  • Cold Brew Coffee with Almond Milk Foam


Australia
Food:
  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas (GF)
  • Grilled Lamb T-Bone with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies (GF)
  • Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut


Beverages:
  • Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
  • Robert Oatley McLaren Vale Shiraz
  • Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon, Hunter Valley


Belgium
Food:
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
  • Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream


Beverages:
  • Hoegaarden Witbier
  • Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale
  • Stella Artois Hard Cidre
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur


Brazil
Food:
  • Escondidinho de Carne – "Little Hidden One": Layered Meat Pie with Mashed Yucca (GF)
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (GF)
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF)


Beverages:
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbosa Black Beer, Doral, FL
  • Lidio Carraro Chardonnay
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça


Brewers Collection
Food:
  • Lebkuchenherz: Decorated Gingerbread HeartBeverages:


Beverages:
  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
  • Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer


Canada
Food:
  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF)


Beverages:
  • Moosehead Radler: Lager infused with Grapefruit, Grape and Lemon Juices
  • Neige Premiere “Apple Ice Wine”, Québec
  • Fielding Estate Red Conception, Niagara Peninsula


The Cheese Studio
Food:
  • Braised Beef “Stroganoff” with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom, and Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce
  • Savory Caramelized Onion Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Tart with Cold Arugula Salad and Aged Balsamic
  • Cheese Trio: Profiterole topped with Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese and Orange Apricot Jam, Smoked Salmon Pinwheel with Boursin Shallot and Chive Cheese and Everything Seasoning and Strawberry Macaroon with Boursin Pepper Cheese


Beverages:
  • Leth Steinagrund Gruner Veltliner, Austria
  • Liberated Pinot Noir, California


China
Food:
  • Beijing Roasted Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce
  • Spicy Chicken Bao Bun
  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles
  • Chicken Potstickers


Beverages:
  • Tsingtao Lager
  • Ritzy Lychee with Courvoisier Cognac VS and Smirnoff Vodka
  • Happy Peach with DeKuyper Peach Liqueur and Myers’s Dark Rum
  • BaiJoe Punch with Chinese Bai Jui Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice
  • Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk (Non-Alcoholic)


The Chocolate Studio
Food:
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (GF)
  • Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Dust


Beverages:
  • Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Banfi Rosa Regale, Piedmont
  • Lenotti Recioto della Valpolicella, Italy
  • RL Buller Fine Muscat


Coastal Eats – NEW!
Food:
  • Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Lemongrass Cream
  • Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette
  • Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash and Chili-Chipotle Butter Sauce


Beverages:
  • Erath Pinot Gris, Oregon
  • Soter Planet Oregon Pinot Noir


Craft Beers
Food:
  • Chilled Scotch Egg wrapped in Sausage with Mustard Sauce
  • Zesty Cheeseburger and Cheddar Cheese Macaroni Handwich
  • L’Orange Cotton Candy: A mixture of Lime and Orange Cotton Candy


Beverages:
  • M.I.A Beer Company 305 Golden Ale, Doral, FL
  • JDub’s Passion Wheat, Sarasota, FL
  • Central 28 Trekkerbier Farmhouse Ale, DeBary, FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Blonde Ale, Titusville, FL
  • Florida Beer Company Passport 35 Triple Chocolate Milk Stout, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Cigar City Guayabera Citra Pale Ale, Tampa, FL
  • Bright Horizons: Sprite® with Multi-flavored Boba Pearls (Non-Alcoholic)


Earth Eats, Inspired by The Chew
Food:
  • Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce
  • Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese
  • Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle


Beverages:
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Chardonnay Gogi "Goldie", California
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Pinot Noir, California
  • Redstone Meadery Black Raspberry Mead


Farm Fresh
Food:
  • Crispy Chicken with Griddled Cornbread and Red Eye Gravy
  • Roasted Beet Salad with Green Beans, Feta Cheese, Minus 8 Vinaigrette and Toasted Walnuts (GF)


Beverages:
  • Gumption Citrus Freak Hard Cider, Middlebury, VT
  • Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider, Middlebury, VT
  • Two Henrys Elderberry Cream Hard Cider, Plant City, FL
  • Florida Orange Groves Mango Mama Wine


Flavors from Fire – NEW!
Food:
  • Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds
  • Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso Romano and America Grana Cheeses
  • Sweet Pancake with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage, Onion Jam and Maple Butter Syrup
  • Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Raspberry Dust


Beverages:
  • Orlando Brewery Smokin’ Blackwater Porter
  • Ravenswood Zinfandel, Napa Valley
  • Swine Brine featuring Evan Williams Bourbon


France
Food:
  • Moelleux au Fromage de Chèvre et Épinards: Warm Goat Cheese Pudding with Spinach (GF)
  • Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
  • Boeuf Bourguignon, Purée de Pommes de Terre: Cabernet Sauvignon Braised Beef with Mashed Potatoes
  • Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with Housemade Rasberry Jam (GF)


Beverages:
  • La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice
  • Chardonnay, Bouchard Ainé & Fils
  • Château les Graves de Barrau: Merlot and Cabernet Blend, Bordeaux
  • St-Germain Sparkling Kir: Sparkling Wine and St-Germain Elderflower liqueur
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Pale Lager


Germany
Food:
  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce
  • Lebkuchenherz: Decorated Gingerbread Heart


Beverages:
  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel
  • Dr. Heyden Oppenheimer Sacträger Riesling Spätlese, Rheinhessen
  • Selbach Riesling Classic Dry, Mosel


Greece
Food:
  • Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles, and Vegan Tzatziki
  • Taste of Greece: Stuffed Grape Leaves with Lemon Dill Sauce, Grilled Octopus and Feta Cheese Dip with Warm Pita
  • Spanakopita
  • Bougatsa: Warm Phyllo Dough Strudel with Sweet Vanilla Custard, Lemon Honey Syrup and Cinnamon


Beverages:
  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero, Peloponnese
  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini
  • Argyros Atlantis Red Blend, Santorini
Categories: Disney Blogs

2017 Food and Wine Menus

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-12 12:53
The 2017 festival booth menus have been released. Happy Planning!

Active Eats – NEW!
Food:
Loaded Mac ‘n' Cheese with Nueske's® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Peppers and Green Onions
Roasted Verlasso Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimichurri (GF)
Sweet Avocado Crema with Strawberries, Yellow Cake and Tortilla Streusel
Beverages:
M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Cucumber & Lemon Lime Hard Sparkling Water, Doral, FL
Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Riesling, Washington
Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Africa
Food:
Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato and Pap (GF)
Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa
Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket with Mint Raita

Beverages:
Ernie Els "Big Easy" Chenin Blanc, Western Cape
Simonsig Pinotage, Stellenbosch
Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, Western Cape

The Almond Orchard
Food:
Banana Almond Sundae layered with Fresh Berries and topped with Dark Chocolate and Blueberry Almonds

Beverages:
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin “Yellow Label” Brut
Dom Pérignon Brut
Moët & Chandon Brut Rosé Imperial
Cold Brew Coffee with Almond Milk Foam

Australia
Food:
Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas (GF)
Grilled Lamb T-Bone with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies (GF)
Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut

Beverages:
Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
Robert Oatley McLaren Vale Shiraz
Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon, Hunter Valley

Belgium
Food:
Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream

Beverages:
Hoegaarden Witbier
Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale
Stella Artois Hard Cidre
Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

Brazil
Food:
Escondidinho de Carne – "Little Hidden One": Layered Meat Pie with Mashed Yucca (GF)
Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (GF)
Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF)

Beverages:
M.I.A. Beer Company Barbosa Black Beer, Doral, FL
Lidio Carraro Chardonnay
Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

Brewers Collection
Food:
Lebkuchenherz: Decorated Gingerbread Heart

Beverages:
Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer

Canada
Food:
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
“Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF)

Beverages:
Moosehead Radler: Lager infused with Grapefruit, Grape and Lemon Juices
Neige Premiere “Apple Ice Wine”, Québec
Fielding Estate Red Conception, Niagara Peninsula

The Cheese Studio
Food:
Braised Beef “Stroganoff” with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom, and Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce
Savory Caramelized Onion Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Tart with Cold Arugula Salad and Aged Balsamic
Cheese Trio: Profiterole topped with Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese and Orange Apricot Jam, Smoked Salmon Pinwheel with Boursin Shallot and Chive Cheese and Everything Seasoning and Strawberry Macaroon with Boursin Pepper Cheese

Beverages:
Leth Steinagrund Gruner Veltliner, Austria
Liberated Pinot Noir, California

China
Food:
Beijing Roasted Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin Sauce
Spicy Chicken Bao Bun
Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles
Chicken Potstickers

Beverages:
Tsingtao Lager
Ritzy Lychee with Courvoisier Cognac VS and Smirnoff Vodka
Happy Peach with DeKuyper Peach Liqueur and Myers’s Dark Rum
BaiJoe Punch with Chinese Bai Jui Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice
Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk (Non-Alcoholic)

The Chocolate Studio
Food:
Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (GF)
Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Dust

Beverages:
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
Banfi Rosa Regale, Piedmont
Lenotti Recioto della Valpolicella, Italy
RL Buller Fine Muscat

Coastal Eats – NEW!
Food:
Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Lemongrass Cream
Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette
Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Butterbean Succotash and Chili-Chipotle Butter Sauce

Beverages:
Erath Pinot Gris, Oregon
Soter Planet Oregon Pinot Noir

Craft Beers
Food:
Chilled Scotch Egg wrapped in Sausage with Mustard Sauce
Zesty Cheeseburger and Cheddar Cheese Macaroni Handwich
L’Orange Cotton Candy: A mixture of Lime and Orange Cotton Candy

Beverages:
M.I.A Beer Company 305 Golden Ale, Doral, FL
JDub’s Passion Wheat, Sarasota, FL
Central 28 Trekkerbier Farmhouse Ale, DeBary, FL
Playalinda Brewing Company Blonde Ale, Titusville, FL
Florida Beer Company Passport 35 Triple Chocolate Milk Stout, Cape Canaveral, FL
Cigar City Guayabera Citra Pale Ale, Tampa, FL
Bright Horizons: Sprite® with Multi-flavored Boba Pearls (Non-Alcoholic)

Earth Eats, Inspired by The Chew
Food:
Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce
Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese
Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle

Beverages:
Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Chardonnay Gogi "Goldie", California
Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Pinot Noir, California
Redstone Meadery Black Raspberry Mead

Farm Fresh
Food:
Crispy Chicken with Griddled Cornbread and Red Eye Gravy
Roasted Beet Salad with Green Beans, Feta Cheese, Minus 8 Vinaigrette and Toasted Walnuts (GF)

Beverages:
Gumption Citrus Freak Hard Cider, Middlebury, VT
Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider, Middlebury, VT
Two Henrys Elderberry Cream Hard Cider, Plant City, FL
Florida Orange Groves Mango Mama Wine

Flavors from Fire – NEW!
Food:
Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds
Smoked Corned Beef with Warm Crispy Potatoes, Pickled Onions and Blonde Ale Beer Fondue featuring BelGioioso Romano and America Grana Cheeses
Sweet Pancake with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage, Onion Jam and Maple Butter Syrup
Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Chili Powder and Raspberry Dust

Beverages:
Orlando Brewery Smokin’ Blackwater Porter
Ravenswood Zinfandel, Napa Valley
Swine Brine featuring Evan Williams Bourbon

France
Food:
Moelleux au Fromage de Chèvre et Épinards: Warm Goat Cheese Pudding with Spinach (GF)
Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
Boeuf Bourguignon, Purée de Pommes de Terre: Cabernet Sauvignon Braised Beef with Mashed Potatoes
Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with Housemade Rasberry Jam (GF)

Beverages:
La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice
Chardonnay, Bouchard Ainé & Fils
Château les Graves de Barrau: Merlot and Cabernet Blend, Bordeaux
St-Germain Sparkling Kir: Sparkling Wine and St-Germain Elderflower liqueur
Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Pale Lager

Germany
Food:
Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese
Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll
Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce
Lebkuchenherz: Decorated Gingerbread Heart

Beverages:
Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel
Dr. Heyden Oppenheimer Sacträger Riesling Spätlese, Rheinhessen
Selbach Riesling Classic Dry, Mosel

Greece
Food:
Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles, and Vegan Tzatziki
Taste of Greece: Stuffed Grape Leaves with Lemon Dill Sauce, Grilled Octopus and Feta Cheese Dip with Warm Pita
Spanakopita
Bougatsa: Warm Phyllo Dough Strudel with Sweet Vanilla Custard, Lemon Honey Syrup and Cinnamon

Beverages:
Domaine Skouras Moscofilero, Peloponnese
Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini
Argyros Atlantis Red Blend, Santorini

Hawai’i
Food:
Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise
Grilled Tuna Tataki with Seaweed Salad and Pickled Cucumbers and Wasabi Cream
Teriyaki-glazed SPAM® Hash with Potatoes, Peppers and Onions and Spicy Mayonnaise
Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts

Beverages:
Maui Brewing Company Bikini Blonde Lager
Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine
Mai Tai featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

Hops & Barley
Food:
New England Lobster Roll
Smoked Beef Brisket and Pimento Cheese served on Griddled Garlic Toast
Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing

Beverages:
New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire White Ale, Fort Collins, CO
Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale, San Francisco, CA
Orange Blossom Brewing Foxtail Cold Brew Coffee Pilsner, Orlando, FL
Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
Atalon Pauline's Cuvée Red Blend, Napa Valley

India
Food:
Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa and Coriander Pesto Dips
Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas and Basmati Rice (GF)
Korma Chicken with Cucumber Tomato Salad, Almonds, Cashews and Warm Naan Bread
Pistachio Cardamom Bundt Cake with Chocolate Coconut Mousse

Beverages:
Sula Chenin Blanc, Nashik
Sula Shiraz, Nashik
Kingfisher Lager
Mango Lassi (Non-Alcoholic)

Ireland
Food:
Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Gravy
Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread
Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard

Beverages:
Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
Guinness Blonde American Lager
Twinings® Pumpkin Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka
Twinings Pumpkin Chai Tea and Caramel Shake (Non-Alcoholic)
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Disney re-animates its accelerator with new class of companies

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-07-12 11:47

Whether you call it a business incubator or an idea accelerator, these intensive mentoring and learning experiences are designed to help small companies grow into successful big ones. For a company like the Walt Disney Company, the Disney Accelerator is a crucial strategy to develop relationships with tomorrow’s influential companies...

The post Disney re-animates its accelerator with new class of companies appeared first on The Disney Blog.

Categories: Disney Blogs

DIS Unplugged Podcast – 07/11/17 – Disney World Show

disunplugged.com - Wed, 2017-07-12 04:30
In this episode, Pirates of the Caribbean will be getting a big change in the future, Siemens has ended their sponsorship with Disney, and Captains Grille will soon rest in peace. Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts 07/11/17 – News + D23 Disney Parks Speculation: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: REMEMBERING BOB VARLEY [...]
Categories: Disney Blogs

Handicapping potential Walt Disney World announcements at D23 Expo

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-07-12 03:49

This weekend is the big biannual block party bash that Disney’s official fan club, D23, throws for its fans. With all the fans and media gathered in one place, the event has become a place for Disney to announce is plans for the future. The D23 Expo is held in...

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Categories: Disney Blogs

Raglan Road Pub & Restaurant – new menu items are coming

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-07-12 03:05

Raglan Road at Disney Springs recreates an authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant experience with every detail. From the decor that was created in Ireland and shipped over to the food and drinks that come from an authentic food tradition and very talented chefs and even to the dancers that perform...

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Categories: Disney Blogs

Terralina Crafted Italian restaurant to open in Fall 2017 at Disney Springs

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-07-12 01:04

As work continues to spruce up many of the older properties that pre-date the new Disney Springs concept, one of the ones I’m most excited about is the transformation of the former Portobello Country Italian Trattoria led by chef Tony Mantuano. The James Beard Award-winning Chef has just announced the...

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Categories: Disney Blogs

January 2018 Park Hours

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-07-11 15:24
First time I've ever run into this, this morning is my 180+ day for ADR's but the park hours haven't been posted past January 7. :confused: Normally I would just go by the week before but being a holiday week I don't think that will work. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come.
Categories: Disney Blogs

January 2018 Park Hours

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-07-11 15:24
First time I've ever run into this, this morning is my 180+ day for ADR's but the park hours haven't been posted past January 7. :confused: Normally I would just go by the week before but being a holiday week I don't think that will work. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come.
Categories: Disney Blogs

Uber

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-07-11 14:09
Has anyone used Uber to go to Orlando airport? Our flight out is so early in the morning, I'd rather not take Magical Express. Uber is quoting $40 so wondering if other have used it what you found the cost to be. Unless the price of a car rental comes down, we'll be using Disney transportation this year! I'm only interested in Uber or Lyft (no taxi or transportation service). Thanks!
Categories: Disney Blogs

Uber

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-07-11 14:09
Has anyone used Uber to go to Orlando airport? Our flight out is so early in the morning, I'd rather not take Magical Express. Uber is quoting $40 so wondering if other have used it what you found the cost to be. Unless the price of a car rental comes down, we'll be using Disney transportation this year! I'm only interested in Uber or Lyft (no taxi or transportation service). Thanks!
Categories: Disney Blogs

To go or not to go...that is the question

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-07-11 13:59
So this is more of a stream of consciousness type thing than an actual post or really even an actual question.

So probably almost a year ago I booked 5 nights at WL Sept. 13th-18th because they are the last days my AP is valid and I got a great deal on a room only bounce back.

Since that last Sept trip I have been down for 3 long weekends using my AP, twice by myself and once with DH-who doesn't have an AP. All the trips were great and so enjoyable! (We are about a 7 hour without stopping drive from WDW.)

Fast forward, I've made ADRs (since I know that is a super busy time with folks using bounce back free dining or regular free dining) and was able to mostly secure our favorites. FP+ window opens on Saturday.

Well I've been up in the air about the trip for a few reasons.

#1. I actually have 3 other trips of some kind between now and October. (Yeah I know, I'm a travel junkie).

#2. Looking at things like hotel availability it looks like it is going to be VERY busy down there.

I know as far as the room goes I can wait and cancel last minute but in order to get our FP on Saturday I have to go ahead and purchase DH a park hopper this week. DH likes WDW (he likes it a little more each time he goes) but isn't crazy like I am.

I just flat out can't decide if we should go or not. It's not a huge money decision, but at the same time it's probably going to be about $2,600 for 4 1/2 days and 5 nights with WL, park hopper, food and booze.

I just can't figure out how to make a good decision about it. (I probably will not be renewing my pass as we have other travel plans for the rest of 2017-2018.)

Advice?
Categories: Disney Blogs

To go or not to go...that is the question

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-07-11 13:59
So this is more of a stream of consciousness type thing than an actual post or really even an actual question.

So probably almost a year ago I booked 5 nights at WL Sept. 13th-18th because they are the last days my AP is valid and I got a great deal on a room only bounce back.

Since that last Sept trip I have been down for 3 long weekends using my AP, twice by myself and once with DH-who doesn't have an AP. All the trips were great and so enjoyable! (We are about a 7 hour without stopping drive from WDW.)

Fast forward, I've made ADRs (since I know that is a super busy time with folks using bounce back free dining or regular free dining) and was able to mostly secure our favorites. FP+ window opens on Saturday.

Well I've been up in the air about the trip for a few reasons.

#1. I actually have 3 other trips of some kind between now and October. (Yeah I know, I'm a travel junkie).

#2. Looking at things like hotel availability it looks like it is going to be VERY busy down there.

I know as far as the room goes I can wait and cancel last minute but in order to get our FP on Saturday I have to go ahead and purchase DH a park hopper this week. DH likes WDW (he likes it a little more each time he goes) but isn't crazy like I am.

I just flat out can't decide if we should go or not. It's not a huge money decision, but at the same time it's probably going to be about $2,600 for 4 1/2 days and 5 nights with WL, park hopper, food and booze.

I just can't figure out how to make a good decision about it. (I probably will not be renewing my pass as we have other travel plans for the rest of 2017-2018.)

Advice?
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Orlando Magical Dining Month Restaurants Announced

TheDisneyBlog.com - Tue, 2017-07-11 11:27

Every year, guests and locals alike get the chance to enjoy Orlando’s best cuisine for a low price courtesy Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. This year it runs August 25 – Oct 1 and includes more than 100 restaurants each offering a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for just $35...

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Star Wars fan film follows a Sith Master’s Dark Legacy

TheDisneyBlog.com - Tue, 2017-07-11 03:51

A wonderful new Star Wars fan film has just been released. It explores the Dark Legacy of the Sith as a Sith Master trains with a captured apprentice. A Sith focused film is something a lot of Star Wars fans have been asking for. Until Lucasfilm steps up to the...

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Disney Springs construction mini-update

TheDisneyBlog.com - Tue, 2017-07-11 03:30

Over the weekend we popped by Disney Springs to catch a movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming (my brief review), and decided to take a quick walk down to The Landing to look in on progress of The Edison complex set to open later this year. Along the way we stopped at The...

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Dreams Unlimited Travel Show – 07/10/17

disunplugged.com - Tue, 2017-07-11 03:22
In this episode, the panel discusses some of the current discounts available for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Royal Caribbean, and Universal Orlando vacations! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #071 – Current Walt Disney World Discounts & More: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: To book a trip [...]
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Disney Visa 25% Discount

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-07-10 23:31
Check your E-mail for a Special Disney Visa Early Accsess Discount for Disney Store and DisneyStore.com:

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25% Off Friends & Family Promotion: Offer is valid July 12, 2017 (12:01 am PST) through July 16, 2017 (11:59 pm PST) or while supplies last, whichever occurs first, on select, in-stock items purchased at Disney Store and Disney Baby Store retail and outlet locations, on phone orders and orders placed online at DisneyStore.com. Not valid on purchases made at Disney Parks and Resorts locations or at the D23 Expo.

Payment with a valid Disney Visa Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card required. Limit one coupon or promotion code per Guest. Offer excludes Shipping & Handling, Disney Theme Park Passes, Disney Vacation Club® merchandise, Disney Infinity, Playmation™, Electronic Toys, DVDs, Blu-ray™, CDs, Video Games, Books, Art & Collectibles, Ethan Allen, Jim Shore, Lenox®, Tommy Bahama, Enesco Busts and Figurines, Olszewski, Precious Moments, Vinylmation, Huffy, Limited Edition and Limited Release merchandise, Dooney & Bourke, Alex and Ani, Vera Bradley, PANDORA, CRISLU, Rebecca Hook, Disney Designer Jewelry Collection, MagicBand, Starbucks, Disney Store 30th Anniversary merchandise, D23 Memberships, D23 Merchandise, gift cards or certificates, Walt Disney Company Collectible Shareholder Certificate, 3-D printed merchandise, Countdown to Fun and Subscription products, personalization, gift wrap and gift boxes and items not in stock. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. No adjustments to prior purchases.

Merchandise subject to availability. Returns and exchanges will be subject to discount taken at time of purchase. Coupon or promotion code is non-transferable, not refundable and has no cash value in whole or in part. No photocopy or reproduction of coupon will be accepted. For in-store purchases, coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase and coupon may not be sold, altered, duplicated or copied and will not be replaced if lost, stolen or corrupted. Free Shipping applies to Standard Delivery on orders of $50 or more sent to a single shipment address in the United States. Qualifying purchase based on pre-tax, post-discount amount and excludes Shipping & Handling charges, D23 Memberships, gift wrap & gift boxes. Additional Shipping & Handling applies for select items or shipments to more than one shipment address. Merchandise subject to availability. Valid packing slip required for returns and exchanges. Offer subject to restrictions and change without notice. Void where prohibited.
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