Celebrating the Star Wars Saga with Experiences Across Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this incredible new land will transport you to the planet of Batuu, where you’ll be able to live your own adventure in and around Black Spire Outpost. And when you’re “off planet” exploring the rest of the park, you can enjoy a variety of other great Star Wars experiences that celebrate the entire saga.

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  • Star Wars Launch Bay – This multi-sensory space is a must-do for Star Wars fans of all ages with the “Meet the Makers” short film, galleries featuring treasured memorabilia and authentic replicas of Star Wars artifacts, special Star Wars merchandise and opportunities to interact with favorite Star Wars characters like Chewbacca and BB-8. Starting August 29 at Star Wars Launch Bay, you can even have a personal face-to-face encounter with Darth Vader himself.
  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away – This unique live show experience is presented several times daily at the park’s Center Stage area, bringing to life iconic moments from the saga with compelling film clips, special effects and appearances by favorite Star Wars characters.
  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple – In this unforgettable, interactive experience, younglings are guided to the site of a sacred and ancient Jedi temple, where they learn the ways of the Force and face their fears against iconic Star Wars villains, to discover if they have the makings of a true Jedi.
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – Star Tours takes you to multiple Star Wars destinations on a thrilling, motion-simulator based adventure across the galaxy, including characters and sequences from the newest Star Wars saga films Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular – This stunning nighttime show puts you in the middle of the action of memorable moments from the Star Wars saga, using state-of-the-art projection technology, lasers, lighting, pyrotechnics and other special effects.

More than ever before, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the place for you to celebrate and immerse yourself in the greatest saga ever told.

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Must Eats at Walt Disney World for Summer 2019

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We’re chilling out this summer with some deliciously refreshing cool treats at Walt Disney World Resort. If you’re looking for a way to cool off between all of your exciting activities in the parks, then this is the list for you!  Here’s a list with just a few ways to cool off on both coasts! And if you’re wanting to speed up your cool-downs, pay in advance and skip the line by mobile ordering your treat from select locations via the My Disney Experience app at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Magic Kingdom Park

  • Snack on a scoop of ice cream or even a sundae at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor and be sure to grab the It’s a Party! Sundae and the Sugar Cookie Sandwich available through July 31.
  • Try one of the many delicious flavors of soft serve available at Aloha Isle (Dole Whip Pineapple), Sunshine Tree Terrace (Orange-Vanilla Swirl and Redd’s Revenge Float with strawberry soft-serve and Fanta Strawberry), Storybook Treats (Dole Whip – Lemon and Lime), and Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (Try the new 2319 Cone with mango-vanilla swirl soft-serve).
  • Grab a Space Ranger Slush at The Lunching Pad or Wonderland Slush at Cheshire Café.

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Epcot

  • Try one of the awesome specialty beverages (like the Awesome Mix Slushy, the I Am Root root beer float, the Destroyer Punch, or the Galaxy Juice) available through August 18 at Fife & Drum for “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!”.
  • Indulge in fresh Italian Gelato from Gelati in the Italy pavilion.
  • Scoop up some Kakigōri (Japanese shaved ice) from Kabuki Cafe in the Japan pavilion.
  • Stop by L’Artisan des Glaces in the France pavilion for unique flavors of ice cream and macaron ice cream sandwiches.
  • Celebrate Disney’s “The Lion King” with the No Worries Panna Cotta (raspberry, papaya, and mango panna cotta with cookie crumbles and white chocolate!) at Refreshment Outpost.
  • Wash down your fish and chips with a Frozen Pimm’s Lemonade at the UK Beer Cart, made with frozen Minute Maid Lemonade, Sprite, and gin.
  • Make a pit stop at The Land Cart with Frozen Fanta Blue Raspberry and Frozen Minute Maid Lemonade or grab a Blueberry Slushy at the Canada Popcorn Cart.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Take a break and enjoy a build-your-own sundae with the new Burgers and Sundaes experience at Restaurantosaurus starting August 18.
  • Beat the heat with one of the many treats inspired by Disney’s “The Lion King” throughout the park like the Simba Ice Cream Sandwich, Simba’s Sunset Dole Whip, the King’s Cooler, the Asante Slush, or the Bugs ‘n Grub Waffle Cone – check out my recent Foodie Guide for more info.
  • Feel like a billion bucks with Scrooge McDuck’s Billionaire Bacon Caramel Sundae, available at Dino-Bite Snacks in DinoLand U.S.A.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Sip on a milkshake from Dockside Diner.
  • Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream, sundaes, and ice cream sandwiches from Hollywood Scoops.
  • Get in on the action with the incredible Frozone Slush (Fanta Blue Raspberry with whipped cream) or the Secret Identity (Frozen Coca-Cola with cherry cotton candy) from the Neighborhood Bakery.
  • Get refreshed Green Alien-style with the Mystic Portal Punch at Woody’s Lunch Box.

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Disney Springs

  • Try one of the many specialty beverages (like the Violet Sake Slushie from YeSake) and desserts available for Disney Springs Flavors of Florida 2019, available through Sept. 2.
  • Grab an artisanal shake from D-Luxe Burger like the S’mores Gelato Shake or the Salted Caramel Gelato Shake.

With all of these cold treats, you’re sure to have a great time this summer! And don’t forget, you can always stay hydrated with a complimentary cup of ice water available at any food and beverage location that serves fountain beverages.

 

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Must Eats at Disneyland for Summer 2019

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We’re chilling out this summer with some deliciously refreshing cool treats at the Disneyland Resort. If you’re looking for a way to cool off between all of your exciting activities in the parks, then this is the list for you!  Here’s a list with just a few ways to cool off! And if you’re wanting to speed up your cool-downs, pay in advance and skip the line by mobile ordering your treat from select locations via the Disneyland app.

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Disneyland Park

  • Try the popular Blue Milk and Green Milk from the Milk Stand in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
  • Hangout with DJ R-3X at Oga’s Cantina and sip on one of the many out-of-this-world non-alcoholic concoctions available.
  • Fuel up with Moof Juice or Phattro specialty non-alcoholic beverages at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo.
  • Satisfy your inner-jungle skipper with the Jungle Julep (slush of pineapple, orange, grape, and lemon juices) from Bengal Barbecue.
  • If you’ve got a New Orleans vibe goin’ on, try the refreshingly sweet non-alcoholic Mint Julep from the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square.
  • Grab a popular Dole Whip Pineapple from Tiki Juice Bar and other soft-serve flavors from The Tropical Hideaway.
  • Scoop up some old-fashioned ice cream at Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor.

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Disney California Adventure Park

  • Got a craving for lemon? Try the lemon soft-serve at Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats on Pixar Pier.
  • Customize your own hand-dipped ice cream bar at Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream.
  • Drive on over to Cozy Cone Motel for some yummy soft-serve ice cream or a glass of Fillmore’s Fuelin’ Groovy All Natural Lemonade or Pomegranate Limeade or even Red’s Apple Freeze.
  • Take a power break with a delicious fruit smoothie from Schmoozies! In Hollywood Land.

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Downtown Disney District

  • Go wild with some insane milk shakes from the CrazyShake Window by Black Tap.
  • Discover taste-provoking ice cream at Salt & Straw, a family-run scoop shop with handmade, small-batch seasonal flavors created with local ingredients.
  • Get ready for an action-packed day with a refreshing and vitalizing smoothie from Jamba Juice.

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Most Merriest Town Square Party Returning to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

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We are so excited to share with you that Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party is returning this year to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! Reservations start today!

The festive and joyous experience will take place from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (beyond the party’s midnight end time!) at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park.

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You and your party can raise a glass to the spirit of the seasons as you mingle in and out of this holly, jolly party to enjoy an assortment of themed food and beverage offerings, including beer and wine in a fun, festive atmosphere complete with a beautiful view of Town Square, upbeat holiday hits, and décor. The evening will also feature entertainment by the one and only Tony himself.

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If you are a foodie, you will be excited to indulge in savory hors d’oeuvres including a selection of artisanal meats and cheeses as well as Tony’s famous meatballs and more! And if you’re wanting to satisfy that sweet tooth, a variety of desserts will also be available. Yum!

But that’s not all! At 11:00 p.m., you have reserved viewing for the enchanting “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” as it makes way down Main Street, U.S.A.

Please note, seating is available for guests as they dine on a first come, first serve basis and shared seating is encouraged amongst guests to enjoy both the food and company the party has to offer.

Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party is available for $99 per person (plus tax) every Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party event night at Magic Kingdom Park. Admission to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is required to attend.

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*Info from Disney Parks Blog

New Walt Disney World Special Offers, Including Free Dining, Launch Today!

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Enjoy a Tasty Offer at Walt Disney World Resort
Your can get a FREE dining plan when they purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-Day Walt Disney Travel Company package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper® Option. Book through Sept. 29, 2019 for arrivals most nights Sept. 1-18, Nov. 17-27 and Dec. 8-23, 2019.

When you stay at a select Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, you get the Disney Dining Plan with a variety of delicious dining options! When you stay at a select Disney Value Resort or Disney Moderate Resort, you get the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan that allows you to enjoy a quick bite!

Book through September 29, 2019 for arrivals most nights:

  • September 1 through September 18, 2019
  • November 17 through November 27, 2019
  • December 8 through December 23, 2019

 

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*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length of stay requirements may apply. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Ticket valid for admission beginning date of check-in and must be used by the date of check-out or within 9 days of check-in, whichever period is longer. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom Grand Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—The Little Mermaid standard rooms. Dining plan excludes gratuities. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. Children ages 3–9 must order from children’s menu, if available.

Brand New Lion King Merchandise and Scavenger Hunt Starting on July 19

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We are celebrating “The Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party, photo opportunities featuring dimensional backgrounds and “Rivers of Light: We Are One,” the reimagined show introducing additional, stunning imagery and familiar animal characters from Disneynature films, along with a colorful tapestry of classic moments from Disney animation.

And today, we have a first look at new merchandise and a unique experience starting on July 19 inspired by the animated classic that we all love!

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A new Dooney & Bourke collection will be available at Mombasa Marketplace and Discovery Trading Company. The collection includes a satchel, crossbody and tote with a pattern featuring beloved characters such as Simba, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa. These handbags will be available to guests on July 19 while supplies last.

In addition to merchandise, starting on July 19, all guests will be able to experience a new scavenger hunt in Africa themed to “The Lion King.” Some of your favorite characters are hidden around Harambe Village. Each time you spot one, add the corresponding sticker to your map. The map will be available at Outpost, Discovery Trading Company, Island Mercantile, and Mombasa Marketplace. Whether you choose to hunt for all the carvings or not, return your map to Mombasa Marketplace in Harambe or The Outpost Shop in the Oasis by September 28, 2019 or while supplies last for a savanna surprise.

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*Maps and stickers available while supplies last. Limit one surprise per map. Separate admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom is required and the experience is subject to change without notice.*

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From plush to headbands, you can find an array of roar-tastic items right now!

Guests can visit locations such as Mombasa Marketplace, Island Mercantile and Discovery Trading Company to purchase new “The Lion King” merchandise inspired by the animated classic. Also, be on the look-out for a whole pride of eats and treats to celebrate some of your favorite characters and moments with our “The Lion King”-inspired foodie guide.

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*Information and photo from the Disney Parks Blog

Christmas in July at Walt Disney World Resort! Time to start planning!

 

 

xmas2If your dreams include more sugar plum fairies than beach balls and sunscreen, then you’ll want to join us as we prepare for the most magical time of the year at Walt Disney World Resort. Yes, it’s Christmas in July, and it’s the perfect time to begin planning your Disney holiday vacation.

Perhaps one of the most beloved events of the season is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park. The magical party will begin on November 8 and run through December 22, 2019, on select nights. Brand new this year is Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show. The holiday nighttime spectacular will include some of your favorite seasonal songs such as “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls” and even “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” Make new memories with your family as you reminisce about the holidays of the past all while enjoying this festive event, hosted by Minnie Mouse.

This enchanting, special ticketed event will also allow guests to meet some of their favorite Disney Characters decked out in their holiday best. Special character experiences have also been known to take place during the party, including Jack Skellington dressed as the one-and-only Sandy Claws.

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is another holiday tradition not to be missed. The 11 World Showcase nations will proudly display their country’s magical decorations, and of course they will be serving up their delectable food at the expanded Holiday Kitchens. Guests will also enjoy live musical productions featuring costumed performers that will bring time-honored holiday traditions to life. “Candlelight Processional” is another joyous event that takes place in Epcot. Join celebrity narrators, such as Neil Patrick Harris and Whoopi Goldberg, as they tell the Christmas story accompanied by an amazing orchestra and spectacular choir.

This year guests will not want to miss the brand-new holiday entertainment and decorations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. From Discovery Island to Pandora – The World of Avatar, festive holiday lights and celebrations will transform every land into an extra magical location. In DinoLand, U.S.A., you won’t want to miss rockin’ around Truck-O-Saurus at the Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n Dale!

And don’t forget the popular “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” that is returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios November 8, 2019. The holiday spectacular will run through January 5, 2020.

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*Information and photo from the Disney Parks Blog