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Cookie, Duffy the Disney Bear’s newest friend, makes her global debut at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 02:01

Duffy the Disney Bear started as a special toy available only at Walt Disney World’s “Once Upon A Toy Shop,” it later became very popular with Disney fans at Toyko Disney Resort where it grew into something of a cultural phenomenon. Originally, The Disney Bear, as he was known, was...

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Walt Disney World Announces Two New Ways to Ring in the New Year

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 01:37
Walt Disney World has announced two new New Years Eve Events:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
To ring in 2019, two New Year’s Eve celebrations are available at Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration (recommended for families) and Disney Countdown to Midnight, including an option to purchase VIP access to the Ink and Paint Club (recommended for adults without kids). Both celebrations will feature entertainment, music, food and other refreshments, plus a viewing of the Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks to cap off the night. Here’s what else to expect at each party:

Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration (8 p.m.-12:15 a.m.)

This New Year’s Eve, welcome in 2019 with a festive, family-friendly frolic through some childhood joys during Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Sarge from Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story films will welcome you as you arrive at the second floor of the resort. Once inside, you will discover spaces that have been transformed with scenes from beloved Pixar movies.
Highlights of the evening include:

  • Being enveloped in the worlds of various Disney•Pixar films, like “Inside Out,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and “Up,” including meeting some of your favorite characters.
  • Kids’ activities, including Boot Camp with Sarge, Pixar Face Painting and a balloon artist creating favorite Pixar characters.
  • An interactive DJ spinning Radio Disney hits from his Cars-inspired DJ Rig, complete with tires and road signs right out of Radiator Springs.
  • A delicious buffet dinner, including Woody’s Favorite Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast, Wall-E’s Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi, Rex’s Manhattan Filet, Sulley’s Beast White Cheddar Baked Mac & Cheese, build-your-own salad options, desserts, kids’ favorites like chicken fingers and more.
  • A viewing of the famous Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks.


Tickets are $190 per person, including tax and gratuity. To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-DINE.

Disney Countdown to Midnight (8 p.m.-12:15 a.m.)

This New Year’s Eve, dress up and party during Disney Countdown to Midnight – an evening of dining, dancing and enchantment in the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Come discover a world sparkling with magic – everything from a Mickey Mouse mirror ball to Disney Character topiaries – as you move and groove to the high-energy New Year’s Bash Band and a live DJ providing music all night long.

Other highlights of the evening include:

  • A “cheftainment” station featuring a seasonal menu inspired by some Disney Signature Dining restaurants – with a touch of Disney magic.
  • A special appearance by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
  • At the end of the night, guests will be invited out to the porte cochère, where they will receive a Champagne flute and welcome 2019 with a viewing of the famous Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks.



Tickets are $275, including tax and gratuity. To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-DINE.

Ink and Paint Club experience (7 p.m.-12:15 a.m.)


Offered only as a VIP enhancement to the Disney Countdown to Midnight party and located adjacent to the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, this special reception begins prior to the opening of the main event. At the Ink and Paint Club, guests will step back in time into a vintage Disney Animation-inspired room with silver Chiavari chairs, metallic tables and references to classic Disney Animation filling the room. Ticketed guests can visit the lounge throughout the evening, starting with a featured reception from 7-8 p.m.

Highlights of this special reception include:

  • Photo opportunities with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with a unique Disney Animation backdrop.
  • A pianist providing live entertainment.
  • Chef stations featuring king crab, tuna tartare, sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi, cocktails, Champagne, cordials and more – all included with admission.
  • Reserved seating in the Disney Countdown to Midnight Party when it opens at 8 p.m.


Disney Ink & Paint Club is only available as a part of an enhanced ticket that includes access to both the Disney Countdown to Midnight and the Ink & Paint Club for $450 total per guest. Access to Ink & Paint Club must be purchased concurrently with the Disney Countdown to Midnight ticket and cannot be added on at a later date. To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-DINE.

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Walt Disney World Announces Two New Ways to Ring in the New Year

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 01:37
Walt Disney World has announced two new New Years Eve Events:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
To ring in 2019, two New Year’s Eve celebrations are available at Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration (recommended for families) and Disney Countdown to Midnight, including an option to purchase VIP access to the Ink and Paint Club (recommended for adults without kids). Both celebrations will feature entertainment, music, food and other refreshments, plus a viewing of the Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks to cap off the night. Here’s what else to expect at each party:

Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration (8 p.m.-12:15 a.m.)

This New Year’s Eve, welcome in 2019 with a festive, family-friendly frolic through some childhood joys during Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Sarge from Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story films will welcome you as you arrive at the second floor of the resort. Once inside, you will discover spaces that have been transformed with scenes from beloved Pixar movies.
Highlights of the evening include:

  • Being enveloped in the worlds of various Disney•Pixar films, like “Inside Out,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and “Up,” including meeting some of your favorite characters.
  • Kids’ activities, including Boot Camp with Sarge, Pixar Face Painting and a balloon artist creating favorite Pixar characters.
  • An interactive DJ spinning Radio Disney hits from his Cars-inspired DJ Rig, complete with tires and road signs right out of Radiator Springs.
  • A delicious buffet dinner, including Woody’s Favorite Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast, Wall-E’s Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi, Rex’s Manhattan Filet, Sulley’s Beast White Cheddar Baked Mac & Cheese, build-your-own salad options, desserts, kids’ favorites like chicken fingers and more.
  • A viewing of the famous Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks.


Tickets are $190 per person, including tax and gratuity. To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-DINE.

Disney Countdown to Midnight (8 p.m.-12:15 a.m.)

This New Year’s Eve, dress up and party during Disney Countdown to Midnight – an evening of dining, dancing and enchantment in the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Come discover a world sparkling with magic – everything from a Mickey Mouse mirror ball to Disney Character topiaries – as you move and groove to the high-energy New Year’s Bash Band and a live DJ providing music all night long.

Other highlights of the evening include:

  • A “cheftainment” station featuring a seasonal menu inspired by some Disney Signature Dining restaurants – with a touch of Disney magic.
  • A special appearance by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
  • At the end of the night, guests will be invited out to the porte cochère, where they will receive a Champagne flute and welcome 2019 with a viewing of the famous Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks.



Tickets are $275, including tax and gratuity. To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-DINE.

Ink and Paint Club experience (7 p.m.-12:15 a.m.)


Offered only as a VIP enhancement to the Disney Countdown to Midnight party and located adjacent to the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, this special reception begins prior to the opening of the main event. At the Ink and Paint Club, guests will step back in time into a vintage Disney Animation-inspired room with silver Chiavari chairs, metallic tables and references to classic Disney Animation filling the room. Ticketed guests can visit the lounge throughout the evening, starting with a featured reception from 7-8 p.m.

Highlights of this special reception include:

  • Photo opportunities with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with a unique Disney Animation backdrop.
  • A pianist providing live entertainment.
  • Chef stations featuring king crab, tuna tartare, sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi, cocktails, Champagne, cordials and more – all included with admission.
  • Reserved seating in the Disney Countdown to Midnight Party when it opens at 8 p.m.


Disney Ink & Paint Club is only available as a part of an enhanced ticket that includes access to both the Disney Countdown to Midnight and the Ink & Paint Club for $450 total per guest. Access to Ink & Paint Club must be purchased concurrently with the Disney Countdown to Midnight ticket and cannot be added on at a later date. To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-DINE.

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The Latest Minnie Ears are the InspEARation for 4 New Summer Sweets

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 01:27
The new "Iridescent" Minnie Ears are the InspEARation for 4 new summer sweets:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

... at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, head on over to Contempo Café to try another Iridescent Cupcake – a confetti cupcake with strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream icing and topped with crispy pearls and a chocolate Minnie Mouse hat.


At Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, there’s a sweet treat at the end of the rainbow – it’s a Rainbow Cookies ‘n Cream Blondie! This chewy blondie has chunks of chocolate cookies and rainbow sprinkles inside, is coated with white chocolate, and topped with a fondant and chocolate ears. You’ll find it at Beach Club Marketplace and The Market at Ale & Compass.


At Epcot, try a Crisped Rice Treat with an iridescent headband at Fountain View right by Spaceship Earth.


All three of Disney’s All Star Resorts will be offering an Iridescent Cupcake made with cotton candy marshmallow filling and raspberry buttercream. You’ll find it at End Zone Food Court, World Premiere Food Court, and Intermission Food Court as well as The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.
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The Latest Minnie Ears are the InspEARation for 4 New Summer Sweets

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 01:27
The new "Iridescent" Minnie Ears are the InspEARation for 4 new summer sweets:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

... at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, head on over to Contempo Café to try another Iridescent Cupcake – a confetti cupcake with strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream icing and topped with crispy pearls and a chocolate Minnie Mouse hat.


At Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, there’s a sweet treat at the end of the rainbow – it’s a Rainbow Cookies ‘n Cream Blondie! This chewy blondie has chunks of chocolate cookies and rainbow sprinkles inside, is coated with white chocolate, and topped with a fondant and chocolate ears. You’ll find it at Beach Club Marketplace and The Market at Ale & Compass.


At Epcot, try a Crisped Rice Treat with an iridescent headband at Fountain View right by Spaceship Earth.


All three of Disney’s All Star Resorts will be offering an Iridescent Cupcake made with cotton candy marshmallow filling and raspberry buttercream. You’ll find it at End Zone Food Court, World Premiere Food Court, and Intermission Food Court as well as The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.
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Disney Studios delays “Indiana Jones” film, updates schedule for Mary Poppins Returns, others

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 01:24

Walt Disney Studios is making updates to its upcoming movie schedule with a few big changes to films like “Indiana Jones” (pushed back a year) and “Mary Poppins Returns” (moved up a week). Hollywood studios are known for making changes of release dates and titles to take advantage of marketing...

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Disney Studios delays “Indiana Jones” film, updates schedule for Mary Poppins Returns, others

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 01:24

Walt Disney Studios is making updates to its upcoming movie schedule with a few big changes to films like “Indiana Jones” (pushed back a year) and “Mary Poppins Returns” (moved up a week). Hollywood studios are known for making changes of release dates and titles to take advantage of marketing...

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Horned Treats are the In Summer Sweets at Walt Disney World

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 01:22
Unicorns and Rhinos are the inspiration for two new treats at Walt Disney World:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Let’s get straight to the point with the Iridescent Rhino Cupcake with caramel filling. Trek on over to The Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge to spot this exotic chocolate cupcake for yourself!



... for the chocolate lovers, stop on by The Ganachery at Disney Springs for a Unicorn Ganache Pop. This strawberry lemon ganache lollipop is covered in iridescent pink chocolate and decorated like a whimsical unicorn!


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Horned Treats are the In Summer Sweets at Walt Disney World

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 01:22
Unicorns and Rhinos are the inspiration for two new treats at Walt Disney World:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Let’s get straight to the point with the Iridescent Rhino Cupcake with caramel filling. Trek on over to The Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge to spot this exotic chocolate cupcake for yourself!



... for the chocolate lovers, stop on by The Ganachery at Disney Springs for a Unicorn Ganache Pop. This strawberry lemon ganache lollipop is covered in iridescent pink chocolate and decorated like a whimsical unicorn!


Attached Images   
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Disneyland Adds a Magical Unicorn Treat

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 01:15
Disneyland has added a new Unicorn treat at multiple sweet spots around the resort:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
This confetti and passion fruit cupcake is filled with passion fruit and mango and finished with a tri-colored white chocolate Champagne mousse.



You can find it at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café at Disneyland Park, Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream and Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café at Disney California Adventure Park, and The Coffee House at the Disneyland Hotel! Attached Images  
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Disneyland Adds a Magical Unicorn Treat

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 01:15
Disneyland has added a new Unicorn treat at multiple sweet spots around the resort:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
This confetti and passion fruit cupcake is filled with passion fruit and mango and finished with a tri-colored white chocolate Champagne mousse.



You can find it at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café at Disneyland Park, Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream and Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café at Disney California Adventure Park, and The Coffee House at the Disneyland Hotel! Attached Images  
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Unicorn Inspired Merchandise is Springing Up at Disney Springs

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 01:08
The color(?) Iridescent and Unicorns are the inspiration for several new arrivals to Disney Springs:

Quote:


Iridescent Walt Disney World Spirit Jersey and Minnie Mouse Iridescent Ear Headband from World of Disney (Disney Springs Marketplace)



“Just Married” Alex and Ani bangles from Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories (Disney Springs Town Center)



Keychains from Coach (Disney Springs Town Center) Attached Images    
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Unicorn Inspired Merchandise is Springing Up at Disney Springs

intercot.com - Wed, 2018-07-11 01:08
The color(?) Iridescent and Unicorns are the inspiration for several new arrivals to Disney Springs:

Quote:


Iridescent Walt Disney World Spirit Jersey and Minnie Mouse Iridescent Ear Headband from World of Disney (Disney Springs Marketplace)



“Just Married” Alex and Ani bangles from Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories (Disney Springs Town Center)



Keychains from Coach (Disney Springs Town Center) Attached Images    
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Memory Maker, Yay or Nay?

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-07-10 23:12
I am debating on purchasing the memory maker package. My husband doesn't see the benefit because we won't be riding too may rides where they take pictures because we will have our 2 year old with us. (My DH doesn't ride roller coaster rides anyway.) I had heard that it was good because when you do get your picture taken, you can have your whole family in it rather than just one parent or the other. What is your experience? Did you think it was worth the money?
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Memory Maker, Yay or Nay?

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-07-10 23:12
I am debating on purchasing the memory maker package. My husband doesn't see the benefit because we won't be riding too may rides where they take pictures because we will have our 2 year old with us. (My DH doesn't ride roller coaster rides anyway.) I had heard that it was good because when you do get your picture taken, you can have your whole family in it rather than just one parent or the other. What is your experience? Did you think it was worth the money?
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Flight of Passage with motion issues??

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-07-10 20:08
So I scored a pair of FP this am for FoP. I absolutely want dw to experience it. I am reluctant to join her. I have watched the film and it appears that there are quite a few drops and swoops. My question is how much actual movement is there. Is it a situation where I could just close my eyes and it would mostly go away?

Any input is appreciated

Thanks
Scott C
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Flight of Passage with motion issues??

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-07-10 20:08
So I scored a pair of FP this am for FoP. I absolutely want dw to experience it. I am reluctant to join her. I have watched the film and it appears that there are quite a few drops and swoops. My question is how much actual movement is there. Is it a situation where I could just close my eyes and it would mostly go away?

Any input is appreciated

Thanks
Scott C
Categories: Disney Blogs

Hershey, Harrisburg, Lancaster, PA

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-07-10 17:00
Hello everyone!

After a couple of months of trying to decide where to take a short 3 night trip that our young grandchildren might enjoy, I think we have settled on Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA. We would, however, also like to do some things in the Hershey & Harrisburg area. We are planning on going at the very beginning of August for a few days, but have never been to PA and know absolutely nothing about the area. I have heard great things about Dutch Wonderland for little ones. My grandson is 5 and my granddaughter is 23 months. My DH and DS would love to visit some breweries in the area also. I am thinking Harrisburg is probably the best place.

I was wondering if anyone here is from this area, or has knowledge on the best place(s) to stay. I would like to be in an area that is close to food, shopping, etc... I like hustle and bustle! :) I would appreciate any help, any ideas, and all suggestions!

Thank you very much in advance!!
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Hershey, Harrisburg, Lancaster, PA

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-07-10 17:00
Hello everyone!

After a couple of months of trying to decide where to take a short 3 night trip that our young grandchildren might enjoy, I think we have settled on Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA. We would, however, also like to do some things in the Hershey & Harrisburg area. We are planning on going at the very beginning of August for a few days, but have never been to PA and know absolutely nothing about the area. I have heard great things about Dutch Wonderland for little ones. My grandson is 5 and my granddaughter is 23 months. My DH and DS would love to visit some breweries in the area also. I am thinking Harrisburg is probably the best place.

I was wondering if anyone here is from this area, or has knowledge on the best place(s) to stay. I would like to be in an area that is close to food, shopping, etc... I like hustle and bustle! :) I would appreciate any help, any ideas, and all suggestions!

Thank you very much in advance!!
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California Grill

intercot.com - Tue, 2018-07-10 12:42
We are hoping to get reservation for California grill for dinner and watch the fireworks. We are going last weekend in September. What time do they usually do the fireworks?
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