This week Jennifer and Sara are discussing a different way to tour Walt Disney World - food and drink "crawls"! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a preview of PassPorter News, answers to listener questions, and more.
The Disney Cruise Line will be returning to New York, Galveston, and California in the Fall of 2017. The Disney Magic will sail Canada and Bahamas cruises out of New York City. The Disney Wonder will sail Baja and Mexican Riviera cruises out of San Diego before moving to Galveston, Texas, to sail Caribbean and Bahamas cruises. For dates and details, visit the Disney Cruise Line web site. Bookings open to the general public on May 26, 2016.
From May 27 through June 15, 2016, guests at both Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort will have one more change to experience the classic "Soarin'" film before the new film premieres on June 17, 2016. FatsPass+ are now available.
Beginning May 27, 2016, Disney's Animal Kingdom will be open extended hours and guests will be able to enjoy seeing the Tree of Life come to life each evening, night-time safaris on Kilimanjaro Safari, the "Wildlife Parti" in Harambe Village, the Discover Island Carnevale, and beginning May 28, the "Jungle Book: Alive with Magic" night-time show.
The new "Frozen Ever After" attraction and "Royal Summerhus" with an Anna and Elsa character meet and greet, will open at Epcot on June 21, 2016. The Norway pavilion will open at 9:00 am, along with the Future World section.
This week Jennifer and Sara are joined by Bernie Edwards to discuss his recent Star Wars - The Dark Side Half Marathon experience. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a preview of PassPorter News, listener questions, and more!
The restaurant formerly known as the Flying Fish Cafe will reopen as "Flying Fish" later this year. The menu will focus on sustainable seafood and will also feature an expanded wine selection.
The location that used to house Seashore Sweets will re-open as "AbracadaBar" - a "curious cocktail bar." According to our friends at DisneyFoodBlog.com - "As the story goes, “the lounge was once a secret stomping ground for famous touring magicians, local boardwalk illusionists and the loveliest magician’s assistants of the day. After every magic show, these prestidigitators would gather at the bar, where they’d conjure up new cocktails, swap magic tips and tricks, and often stay up all night attempting to “out-charm” each other with their extraordinary illusions.
According to BoardWalk lore, it was on just such an evening that every single magician in the lounge vanished into thin air, never seen again… And after sitting vacant for nearly 70 years, the secret magician’s lounge is now back in the spotlight.”
Rumor has it, according to the story, that the magic of the magicians lingers in the space and can still be experienced through sight, sound, and taste (via the signature cocktails in the lounge). Vintage props, tricks, “enchanted” magic show posters and mystifying mirrors have been left behind, just waiting to be discovered by modern-day Boardwalk visitors."
The Town Center section of Disney Springs is now open. The Lime Parking Garage is also now open. New stores in the Town Center section include Alex & Ani, D-Luxe Burger, Kate Spade New York, Pandora, Sephora, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and Vera Bradley.