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EPCOT adding ‘Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!’ to Summer entertainment options

TheDisneyBlog.com - 1 hour 33 min ago

Get ready for a funky groove to visit EPCOT as part of “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!” during Walt Disney World’s “Incredible Summer” promotion. Taking place five times a day at the American Gardens Theatre, Star-Lord and Gamora from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will take guests...

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Disney Magical Express

intercot.com - 2 hours 11 min ago
Never used the DME, but my son is flying in May and had a quick ?

His flight arrives around 8:00pm @ MCO and is staying at POR. It says on the WDW website that luggage could arrive up to 3 hours after arrival at resort. Is that an accurate time or earlier/later in anyone's past experience?
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Disney CEO Bob Iger helps open Pixar’s Toy Story Land at Shanghai Disneyland

TheDisneyBlog.com - 2 hours 12 min ago

Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated a major milestone today with the opening of Pixar’s Toy Story Land, the seventh themed land and the first major expansion of Shanghai Disneyland since it opened its gates to the people of China in June 2016. Building on the early success of the resort, the...

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Best place in Disney Springs to get a foofoo drink?

intercot.com - 2 hours 48 min ago
Trying to decide what we can do at Disney Springs after dinner at Raglan Road. None of us are big drinkers, but it would be nice to sit and unwind. I'm a total lightweight though (1/2 a glass of wine and I love everyone while the whole world is beautiful and spinning. lol). Any recommendations?
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Best restuarant to celebrate birthdays/honeymoon/anniversaries

intercot.com - 2 hours 52 min ago
I'm still on the fence about Hoop Dee Doo. I know they will make a big deal out of the birthdays/anniversaries/honeymoon we are celebrating, so I am inclined to go. The thought of trying to entertain 3 small children through the show isn't appealing at all. Are there any other restaurants that would be the same or better?
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Anyone need postcards from WDW?

intercot.com - 3 hours 55 min ago
I'll be in the World in 16 days. Anyone need me to send a postcard out? Little ones who need a postcard saying Mickey can't wait to see them? Someone going through a rough time that needs a little pick me up? You just can't stand being away for so long and need a picture of the castle and an original Florida postmark?
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Ever get a Flight of Passage FastPass LESS THAN 60 days out?

intercot.com - 6 hours 51 min ago
I have scored fastpasses for Flight of Passage before - but always on the first opportunity 60 days before arriving at my WDW resort.

Have any AP holders or day guests here in these forums ever get FastPass for Flight of Passage only 30 days out?

Anyone ever get one fewer than 30 days out?

Anyone ever get it the day before or the day of???
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Pop Century Spring Fun Day 1

intercot.com - 10 hours 4 min ago
Early day for Animal Kingdom. We headed to safari, most of crowds headed to Pandora. Both rides were not working so lots of grumbles from crowd heading into that part of park.

We got to see the baby hippo, the still baby elephant and lots of animals. Had a great couple of rides. We went to new bird show with UP characters. It wasn't very good. Loved the old show.

Ate at Flame Tree. The 20th anniversary cupcake is very good.

Finished up afternoon with Nemo and Lion King. Both great.

Fast pass time for Navi River Ride. Rides stil down at 6pm so just left park.

Went to Boathouse in Disney Springs. I got a Cesar salad, baked potatoes, and 2 of the appetizer shrimp.

I was going to go to studios to watch Star Wars fireworks but my feet lead me to the Pop bus stop. Tomorrow Epcot!!
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Millennium Falcon replica from Solo: A Star Wars Story is landing near you!

TheDisneyBlog.com - 11 hours 8 min ago

Select Star Wars fans will soon be able to climb into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon and blast off to tour your corner of the galaxy! A life-size replica of the infamous ship’s interior will be make its own Kessel Run to a limited number of cities before “Solo:...

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Marvel Studios Retrospective: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, & Black Panther

TheDisneyBlog.com - 11 hours 32 min ago

Avengers: Infinity War comes out this weekend and we still have three movies left in our Marvel Studios retrospective series. The goal is to catch you up before you head out to see what is the biggest film yet in the Marvel Cinematic Universe opening weekend (you are going to...

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Mickey's Fun Wheel to Become Pixar Pal-A-Round As Part of Pixar Pier Transformation

intercot.com - 12 hours 12 min ago
In addition to the announced re-theming of the cars, the Disneyland Resort announced today a formal change in the attraction itself:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Guests will find themselves immersed in four whimsical neighborhoods inspired by beloved Pixar stories—including “The Incredibles,” “Inside Out” and “Toy Story.”

... the fourth neighborhood will be a celebration of many of your favorite Pixar stories. The focal point of this neighborhood will be the Pixar Pal-A-Round!

This reimagining of a guest favorite will still include the iconic face of Mickey Mouse on the Paradise Bay side of the wheel. However, each of the 24 gondolas will feature different pairs of Pixar pals, including Joy and Sadness from “Inside Out,” Lightning McQueen and Mater from “Cars,” and Miguel and Hector from “Coco.” Attached Images    
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Hollywood and Vine breakfast characters

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-04-25 22:01
Has anyone been to the Hollywood and Vine breakfast recently. Could you tell me what Disney Junior characters are there? I know in the past it has been Handy Manny some others who are no longer on Disney Junior. Just wondering if they have been updated
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Late February?

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-04-25 18:02
I will be retiring mid February 2019 :cloud9: and will be celebrating with a trip to my most favorite place. I am looking to see if Presidents Day week (18-23) or the week after (24-02) would be better for WDW. We plan one week there and one week at the beach, just not sure which to do first. Historically are there any dining or room discounts offered during that time frame? Any tips and info anyone can give me will be helpful. Thanks in advance for your help.

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MVMCP Tickets Bought!!

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-04-25 17:41
So, today I bought our MVMCP party tickets for 29th November - my birthday!!!!!!! We're hoping to get an early ADR for CRT when they open reservations but if not Skipper Canteen. Can't think of a better way to turn 47 then spend the day with hubby in MK and a Disney Christmas party at night. Can. Not. Wait. :santa3::tree:
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Best T-REX theme room for children

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-04-25 13:09
Good morning!:mickey: I am heading to the world in October and have reservations at T-REX. I will have two 1.5 year olds & one 3 year old with me. What is the least "scary" themed room for eating there? Thanks!!
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Free Dining

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-04-25 12:51
Just curious if anyone got the free dining yesterday?? I have a Disney World package booked for the fall and my dates qualify me for the free dining. I let my travel agent handle it since she said she would do it but I can't tell if she got it or not when I look at my reservations. I do not want to bother her since I know this is causing a stir but is there a way I can tell on my reservations if I have it?? I'm wondering if I should have done it myself instead of leave it up to someone else knowing I have to just worry about me and she has to worry about a ton of people i'm sure.
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Eat to the Beat concert dates revealed for EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2018-04-25 11:54

After you eat and drink your way around EPCOT’s World Showcase, we heartily recommend a brief pause to take in a concert at the American Gardens Theater as part of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival’s “Eat to the Beat” concert series. Disney has just announced the dates and...

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Top Chef Winner Hung Huynh joins Morimoto Asia as Chef de Cuisine

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2018-04-25 11:31

One of Disney Springs’ most innovative restaurants just elevated its culinary game again by adding a new chef de cuisine, one who has been through the crucible of Top Chef and came out on top. Morimoto Asia’s Executive Chef Yuhi Fujinaga has officially named Chef Hung Huynh as Chef de...

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World of Warcraft Disney Reunion Pre-trip report

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-04-25 10:16
This was supposed to be my daughter's wedding planning trip, but those plans changed. Everything was paid for, so I decided to go ahead with the trip. She wants to save her paid time off for her wedding and the family reunion trip later this year, so I'm bringing some friends that I know from an MMO game I play. Yes, I play WoW and have a blast with it!

Me - Protection Paladin (which just means I let bad guys in the game beat up on me to protect others)
Zeeraz - Restoration Shaman (one of the healers who keeps me alive while I'm getting beat on). Has never been to Disney World but enjoyed Disneyland last November. He is bringing his kids with him to the big reunion trip in October, so he's getting broken in now.
Chaquella - Holy Paladin (one of the healers who keeps me alive while I'm getting beat on). I got him hooked on Disney World 3 years ago. He lives in Florida and now has an annual pass
Will (he doesn't play, so he doesn't have a toon name) - Chaq's new boyfriend. This is my first time meeting him. He has been warned that I will only approve if he loves Disney too. :P

Because of the way life goes, we were all never on the same page enough to plan out fastpasses, so we're winging it this trip. It has been more relaxing not stressing over guessing what time we will wake up and get to the park, what time is perfect for which ride, will everyone want to ride this, etc. I am a little stressed that the newbies will be less than awed without the ability to get on the E-ticket rides without a long wait. We are aged from mid-30s to 50s though, so I think relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere will be just as enjoyable as running from ride to ride.

Saturday, May 12 - fly in
Chaq and Will are picking us up at the airport. This night we are just going to relax at the resort.
We are staying at a Sheraton timeshare. I really like Sheraton, and their timeshares usually have plenty to do at the resort itself. I think we will enjoy the accommodations. It's a 3 bedroom, so we have plenty of room.

Sunday, May 13 - Epcot
We'll kick the day off with a visit to Mara to eat Chakalaka for breakfast. We have reservations at Rose & Crown for 1850. I want to get there a little early and request a table by the water. Our reservation here three years ago with the outside table near the water during Illuminations was one of Chaq's favorite times at Disney World. I definitely want to stop and see the exhibits in the Stave church. Another must-do for me and Chaq is champagne slushies in France.

Monday, May 14 - DHS
We are stopping off at the Boardwalk in the morning to try the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast. We will meet Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel and Prince Eric. Our reservation is at 1130, so we can sleep in and have a leisurely morning. My plan is to stay until after the Star Wars fireworks. I haven't seen them yet, and I want to scope out a good place for a large group to watch them in October. Star Wars is my oldest DS' biggest obsession, so I want to make it an awesome experience for him.

Tuesday, May 15 - MK
Breakfast at the Crystal Palace @ 0910. A tradition for my Disney World trips. I have to get my time in here now, because I gave it up during our trip in October.
I'm excited to see the dragon in the Festival of Fantasy Parade. I'm not so excited to see Happily Ever After. Wishes was my favorite. *sigh*. Hoping we aren't too tired to see the Electrical Water Pageant.

Wednesday, May 16 - rest day
I want to go see the Chocolate Factory Tour on I-drive. The original plans were to see the Avengers tonight at Disney Springs. They moved the release date up though, so I'm not sure what we will do. Maybe a drink at Dockside Margaritas. We have dinner reservations at Raglan Road for 1900.

Thursday, May 17 - AK
We have reservations for breakfast at 1010 at Tusker House with the Rivers of Light dining package. My goals for this park are to ride Kilimanjaro Safaris while the animals are active, take a spin on Kali River Rapids and explore Pandora at night. I should probably watch the Avatar movie sometime before we go.

Friday, May 18 - rest day
No plans. We will see what we feel like doing.

Saturday, May 19 - MK/fly out
We don't fly out until 8 pm, so we are going to hit Magic Kingdom before we go. I always do this. Lunch is at Tony's Town Square at 1500. I have never eaten here before, but Chaq enjoyed it on a trip he made about a year ago.

18 days to go. I can't wait to just kick back and relax at the World.
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Pop Century Spring Fun

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-04-25 09:55
We arrived at Pop Century last night. Have stayed here many times over the years including the first year the resort opened. I am majorly impressed with the remodeled rooms. Very, very nice. The thin towels, rock/hard pillows and cheap discount hotel feel are gone. They have great shampoo, soap, body wash (spa H2O) in pump bottles in the delightful shower tub / with rain water style shower head and a separate hand held unit. The design has a lot of open shelves to place items. I did not see room before Stephanie pulled down trundle bed but there must be a table under the unit. She set two chairs in a space provided between the "kitchen area" and tv/drawer setup. Nice big tv unit!!
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