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The Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Has Special Offers For Nurses and Teachers!

The Swan and Dolphin Resort in Disney World has been offering some great deals on rooms recently.

The Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Has Special Offers For Nurses and Teachers!

Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort

Lately, they’ve extended some great savings for Disney World Annual Passholders while only moments ago they added a special promo to their website for Florida residents!

But did you know that they also have a Nurse Appreciation Rate?! To book this special discount, you can call 1-888-828-8850 or go online and enter the promo code Y7N when prompted. You will need to show your valid nurse ID at check-in to receive this offer.

The Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Has Special Offers For Nurses and Teachers!

Screenshot From Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s Website

And medical workers aren’t the only group of folks Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is thanking for their service with a special offer. Teachers and School Support Staff are also being given their own exclusive discount which includes a savings of up to 25% off regular rates! You’ll want to book this deal using the promo code ZTC when promoted and be ready to show your school-issued ID when you check-in!

The Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Has Special Offers For Nurses and Teachers!

Screenshot From Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s Website

Both offers are valid seven days a week through October 6th, 2020, but only a limited number of rooms will be available. Tax is additional and other terms and conditions may apply such as blackout dates, plus neither offer can be combined with other promotions. Rates cannot be applied for groups of 10 or more rooms.

Visit the Swan and Dolphin website for complete details. And don’t forget, if you book a stay at Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, you will have the same access to the Disney Park Pass reservation system as a regular Disney World guest!

Check out the latest health and safety enhancements Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has implemented HERE! 

Are you a teacher or nurse? Let us know if you’ll be booking one of these rates in the comments below!

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Florida Residents Can Save Up to 30% Off Rooms at Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort!

We love the smell of a good discount! Especially one that can save you some big bucks on your room at Disney World.

Florida Residents Can Save Up to 30% Off Rooms at Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort!

Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort

And while earlier Disney World Swan and Dolphin released a deep discount on bookings for Annual Passholders, we just picked up the wonderful fragrance of this room deal for Florida residents.

Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is currently allowing Florida residents to book their Disney World staycations with a HUGE savings. The special discount offer has been added to their website and folks who can show proof of Florida residency can save up to 30%

Florida Residents Can Save Up to 30% Off Rooms at Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort!

Screenshot From Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s Website

You can make your reservation online here or by calling 1-800-228-9290. Make sure you ask for or enter the promo code FR6 when prompted.

Florida Residents Can Save Up to 30% Off Rooms at Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort!

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The offer is valid seven days a week through October 6th, 2020, but only a limited number of rooms will be available for this promotion. Tax is additional and other terms and conditions may apply such as blackout dates. The offer can’t be combined with other promotions nor can it be applied to groups of 10 or more rooms. See their website for complete details and be sure to read more details regarding Disney World Swan and Dolphin’s enhanced health and safety measures before you go HERE! 

Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort guests will have the same access to the Disney Park Pass reservation system as regular Disney World guests. Learn more details here.

Have you ever stayed at Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort? Let us know if you’ve enjoyed a stay at this resort in the comments below.

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What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

It certainly is a beautiful day to take a stroll around Disney Springs.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Disney Springs

We’re swinging by Disney World’s own shopping, dining, and entertainment complex to see what there is to see. Will we find new snacks? New merchandise? You’ll have to read on to find out! Check out EVERYTHING new in food, construction, and merchandise in Disney Springs!

Disney Springs Food Updates

Marketplace Starbucks

Our first stop is the Marketplace Starbucks — after all, all good days start with coffee. This location has three Christmas in July specials.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Christmas in July Drink Specials

There’s the Melted Snowman (Olaf would NOT like this frap), the Candy Cane, and the Snowball.

Want to celebrate Christmas in July? Click here!

Rainforest Cafe 

Rainforest Cafe has been open since this past weekend but this is the first time we’ve been by to see them open for business!

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Rainforest Cafe

We didn’t sit down for lunch this time, but we did notice some signage and a hand sanitizer station at the entrance.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Rainforest Cafe

Nothin’ like a nice rain shower while you’re chowin’ down!

Click here to read more about the reopening of Rainforest Cafe!

Coca Cola Rooftop Bar 

At the Coca Cola Rooftop Bar, we checked in on the drink of the month — the Simply Razzle Dazzle.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Razzle Dazzle

We also noted that they are still selling refillable bottle but they aren’t actually refilling them for the time being.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Refillable Bottle

Let’s take a look at the construction progress around the Springs!

Disney Springs Construction Updates

Gideon’s Bakehouse 

One of our MOST anticipated spots has seen some progress. We got to see the Gideon’s Bakehouse construction barriers up in person for the first time!

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Gideon’s Bakehouse

This spot is coming this year to serve up some delicious cookies.

Click here for the latest DETAILS about Gideon’s Bakehouse!

lululemon

lululemon officially got some signage! Still no sign of an opening date on this spot, but it’s nice to see that we’re one step closer.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

lululemon Construction

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

There’s some minor construction on the pathways in front of Splitsville Luxury Lanes that seems to be all wrapped up. The pavement looks nice, don’t you think?

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Splitsville Construction

M&M Store

And, of course, we swung by the M&M Store to see what progress is looking like.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

M&M Store Construction

It’s pretty easy to spot some BIG differences over the barrier. The whole WALL is missing!

Read MORE on the new M&M’s Store here!

Disney Springs Merchandise Updates

Pop Gallery

The Pop Gallery currently has a BIG sale going on with items between 25% and 70% off!

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Pop Gallery Sale

Disney Style

The new Together Again Shirts that we’ve seen as a part of the Disney World reopening are available in Disney Springs! We spotted them in World of Disney and Disney Style.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Together Again Shirts

Take a closer look at the Together Again merchandise here! 

The Ink & Paint Collection has been out for a while, but we spotted this new-to-us Alex and Ani Sketch Mickey Bracelet at Disney Style for $49.99.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Alex and Ani Ink & Paint

Pandora

Speaking of bracelets, Pandora has a promotion going on as a thank you to returning customers.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Pandora Promotion

You’ll get a free United Together Stronger Than Ever Charm with your purchase of a $65 bracelet for the time being.

Click here to learn more about this limited promotion!

World of Disney

Alright now for the BULK of new stuff at World of Disney! First up, we spotted these super cute new sock patterns with these Up Grape Soda Socks

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Up Socks

…these Up Adventure is Out There Socks

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Up Socks

…and these Peace Love Mickey Socks! These super cute socks are $11 each when you buy two or $14.99 per pair individually.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Mickey Socks

Then there’s the My Happy Place Desk Plaque to remind you of where you wish you could be while you’re working away! Snag it for $12.99.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Desk Plaque

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Disney released a whole line of super cool new-to-us tees! Check out this silly Action Figures & Adventure Sets Tee for $24.99.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Star Wars Shirt

Our favorite top of the new collection is this neat Retro Movie Promo T-shirt for $24.99.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Star Wars Shirt

Wait, we take it back. We can’t NOT call this one our favorite when Darth Vader is in this crazy pose. Pick up this Vader-iffic T-shirt for $34.99.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Star Wars Shirt

There’s this super simple but still textured 40th Anniversary Shirt for $39.99.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Star Wars Shirt

If you dig the retro vibes, maybe go for this Colorful Star Wars Shirt for $29.99!

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Star Wars Shirt

We also particularly like this Shiny 40th Anniversary Tee for $34.99!

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Star Wars Shirt

Read MORE about the 40th Anniversary merchandise here!! 

Gotten into baking in the last few months? You might want the Mouse Wares Mickey Baking Mold for $19.99.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Mickey Baking Mold

Perhaps the CUTEST thing we found all day in Disney Springs was this ADORABLE Mouse Wares Mickey Balloon Ice Cube Tray for $12.99. Our drinks have never looked so cute!

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Mickey Balloon Ice cube Tray

For $19.99, you can snag this super silly new-to-us Mr. Potato Head Shirt.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Mr. Potato Head Shirt

Is your fam the ultimate Disney fam? Then its time to suit up. There are Mickey ear hats for the whole squad! Whether you’re a Disney Mom

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Mom Hat

…or Disney Dad for $27.99.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Dad Hat

OR a Disney Kid

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Kid Hat

…or Disney Baby for $24.99. There’s a cap for you!

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Baby Hat

On the subject of neat hats, we think we found a winner. Look at this Forky Youth Hat. How can you not love that face? Make it yours for $24.99.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Forky Hat

But, the NUMBER ONE piece of merchandise we found today is both stupendous AND spectacular.

What’s New in Disney Springs — New Drinks at Starbucks, Construction Updates on New Spots, and Star Wars Anniversary Merchandise!

Backside of Water Bottle

It’s inspired by the eighth wonder of the world — it’s the new version of the Jungle Cruise Back Side of Water Tumbler for $19.99!

Click here for more pics of the Jungle Cruise Tumbler!

Wowza! That’s a TON of new updates from Disney Springs! As always, keep an eye on DFB for the latest news as we hang out in a reopened Disney World.

Wanna see some more great Disney merch? Click here!

What Disney Springs updates get you excited? Tell us in the comments! 

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Empire Strikes Back Tops the Weekend Box office for first time in 23 years

Empire Strikes Back Tops the Weekend Box office for first time in 23 years Empire Strikes Back

For the first time since its 1980 release, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is at the top of the box office because of a theatrical re-release. The release is at both movie theaters and drive-in theaters.

So far the Star Wars film earned over $611,000 for the 3-day weekend gross, and a total of $644,000 for the 5-day gross. That’s impressive considering the limited number of movie theater options right now! After all, it’s estimated that only 1,500 movie theaters are open in the nation. The film ran against other classic movie re-releases such as Ghostbusters and Jurassic Park.

The second installment of the Skywalker Saga is held in high regards by the Star Wars community of fans. The movie introduced creative new worlds and creatures for viewers to see back in 1980. The film celebrated its 40th anniversary on May 21st this year. It’s incredible the movie resonates so strongly with movie goers even 40 years later. However, the version playing in theaters is based on the 23-year old remastered movie version. So don’t expect the original 1980 version prior to editing.

Lastly, if you are unable to find Empire Strikes Back playing locally at a movie drive-in near you, then don’t fret. Star Wars fans can watch the movie at home by streaming it on Disney+ streaming service, too!

Source: Deadline

 

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News: Disney World’s Cultural Representative Programs Have Been Canceled Indefinitely

EPCOT is gearing up for its grand reopening celebration tomorrow — which will also be the official start date of the Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival.

News: Disney World’s Cultural Representative Programs Have Been Canceled Indefinitely

Food and Wine Festival

And while we’ve been exploring the park during a special Cast Member preview this week, EPCOT’s World Showcase has felt a little different. Each pavilion is normally staffed by cultural representatives from each of the represented countries, but for now, it could be a long time before all of the cultural ambassadors can return to Disney World.

Back when the parks first extended their temporary closure dates, Disney World canceled all of its future college and cultural programs for candidates who were “due to arrive through early June.” Recently we learned college programs would not likely resume anytime soon. And now it appears some of Disney World’s cultural ambassadors are also receiving notification that their programs are being canceled through the end of the year.

News: Disney World’s Cultural Representative Programs Have Been Canceled Indefinitely

EPCOT

We were contacted by several cultural representatives who told us they’d received word from Disney that their programs have been canceled. Even candidates who’d received offers had their offers withdrawn.

Since Disney World’s cultural ambassadors comprise a large portion of the workforce at EPCOT’s World Showcase, returning Cast Members will most-likely be filling in for them until they’re able to return. We’ll be checking in tomorrow on the pavilions to show you what EPCOT is like when it reopens so stay tuned for more updates.

Is international travel banned right now? Here’s the latest info for Disney fans abroad!

Will you be heading to EPCOT tomorrow for the reopening? Let us know in the comments below!

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NEWS: Disney World Annual Passholders Should Receive Their 30-Day Pass Extension Soon

Disney World has reopened, but there are still some changes to be made to some of the new systems.

NEWS: Disney World Annual Passholders Should Receive Their 30-Day Pass Extension Soon

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Annual Passholders have been on a bit of a rollercoaster this year when it comes to getting their money’s worth. Many folks have had their passes extended for the length of the closure — but that’s not the end of things. With the introduction of the Disney Park Pass reservation system to limit capacity, Passholders aren’t necessarily guaranteed entry into the parks.

To help mitigate Passholder concerns, Disney recently announced an added 30-day extension on top of the closure extension to make up for the capacity limits. Now, we know that those extensions are coming soon — and Passholders have another option.

In an email to Passholders today, Disney spoke about that way that “Park reservations will change the way that many of our Passholders use their pass.” The resultant 30-day extension to make up for this will be automatically processed and visible in eligible Passholders’ My Disney Experience Accounts over the coming weeks. So, keep an eye on your expiration date!

NEWS: Disney World Annual Passholders Should Receive Their 30-Day Pass Extension Soon

2020 Annual Passholder Magnet

If you would rather NOT take the extension, you are welcome to cancel your pass and instead receive an applicable refund instead of the additional month. To do so, or if you have any other concerns, call V.I.PASSHOLDER Support at (407) 939-7277. Keep in mind, lines may be busy so be patient and keep trying as needed.

Stay tuned to DFB for the latest updates on the park reopenings and Annual Passholder options. If you have any specific questions, reach out in the comments and we will do our best to get you answers.

Click here to learn more about Park Pass Reservations for Annual Passholders.

Does this situation apply to you? Tell us in the comments! 

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D23 Members, Check Out This EXCLUSIVE Pin Collection You Can Score!

Disney just revealed a sneak peek at an exclusive pin collection for its D23 Gold and Gold Family Members — and it will transport you to a world of fantasy and fun!

D23 Members, Check Out This EXCLUSIVE Pin Collection You Can Score!

D23 Gold Membership

If you haven’t joined D23—The Official Disney Fan Club, then now might be a great time so you can take advantage of this limited-time offer.

The new D23 Fantastic Worlds Pin Set features four pins “depicting favorite Disney destinations” including Cherry Tree Lane from Mary Poppins, Kuzcotopia from The Emperor’s New Groove, Monstropolis from Monsters, Inc., and Zootopia.

D23 Members, Check Out This EXCLUSIVE Pin Collection You Can Score!

The new D23 Gold Member Exclusive Pin Collection

The D23 Fantastic Worlds Pin Set costs $39.99 and is limited to two per guest, according to shopDisney.com.

Here’s a closer look at all four pins in the collection. Artwork for the pin set is “inspired by vintage travel logos” designed by artist Alex Riegert-Waters. Each one is a colorful snapshot of the memorable movie locations.

D23 Members, Check Out This EXCLUSIVE Pin Collection You Can Score!

The 2020 D23 Exclusive Fantastic Worlds Pin Set

We love the look of these new pins that have the touch of old-fashioned style. You can’t find these pins at any of the theme parks or Disney Springs!

If you’re interested in picking up this set, then head over to D23 and sign up for a Gold membership for yourself of your family. A single membership costs $99.99/year and a family membership is $129.99/year. As a gold member, you do receive exclusive perks and opportunities that the general members do not get like early access this plush Mickey Mouse!

D23 Members, Check Out This EXCLUSIVE Pin Collection You Can Score!

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Once you get your gold membership, click here to go to shopDisney.com with your special access code to buy the exclusive pin set.

Click Here To See More D23 Exclusive Merchandise!

Which of these exclusive pins are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!

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Disneyland Annual Passholders to Receive an Automatic Extension on Passes After the Parks Reopen

Disneyland Resort has been closed since March with no established reopening date.

Disneyland Annual Passholders to Receive an Automatic Extension on Passes After the Parks Reopen

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Annual Passholders were granted an initial extension when the park first closed. Passholders who paid in full automatically had their expiration date extended for the number of days the parks will be closed or have the option to receive a partial refund. Monthly payments were paused for Passholders who were on the monthly payment program. Disneyland has now issued another statement regarding pass extensions.

A statement was sent to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Annual Passholders. Disney World Passholders will receive a 30-day extension to their pass. As for Disneyland Passholders, the extension “will be applied to your pass 6–8 weeks after Disneyland Resort Theme Parks reopen.”

Disneyland Annual Passholders to Receive an Automatic Extension on Passes After the Parks Reopen

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The statement also noted that Disneyland will have park reservation rules and limited availability for its theme parks. Information about the new Disneyland reservation system will be revealed at a later date.

Disneyland Annual Passholders to Receive an Automatic Extension on Passes After the Parks Reopen

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Passholders have the option to cancel their passes and receive any applicable refunds in lieu of the additional month. To cancel, call Passholder support at 407-939-7277 before August 11th, 2020. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more about the extension and the new reservation system.

Learn more about the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Closures here!

Are you an Annual Passholder? Let us know what you think of the new extension!

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NEWS: Disney World to Increase Park Pass Reservation Availability For Annual Passholders SOON!

Two of Disney World’s theme parks have already reopened to the general public while the remaining two are set to open tomorrow.

NEWS: Disney World to Increase Park Pass Reservation Availability For Annual Passholders SOON!

EPCOT

All guests who visit must have valid theme park admission and a reservation to visit Disney World during its reopening phase. And availability for Annual Passholders has been pretty slim. Now, Disney has shared that they will be increasing availability for Annual Passholders. 

When the new Disney Park Pass reservation system first launched, Annual Passholder spots went quickly. As you can see from this current screenshot of Disney World’s theme park availability calendar, all of the Disney Park Pass reservations for Annual Passholders have already been taken for the month of July.

NEWS: Disney World to Increase Park Pass Reservation Availability For Annual Passholders SOON!

Screenshot From Disney World’s Website

A significant number of dates have also filled up in August for APs, especially on the weekends. During the week, many spots for Disney’s Hollywood Studios have been taken as well as Magic Kingdom.

NEWS: Disney World to Increase Park Pass Reservation Availability For Annual Passholders SOON!

Screenshot From Disney World’s Website

But according to an email that was just sent to us by Disney, additional Disney Park Pass reservations will be offered to Annual Passholders for select dates in July and August at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

NEWS: Disney World to Increase Park Pass Reservation Availability For Annual Passholders SOON!

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No word on Disney’s Hollywood Studios reservations being added at this time. Disney will be adding the new passes on Thursday, July 16th. 

NEWS: Disney World to Increase Park Pass Reservation Availability For Annual Passholders SOON!

Magic Kingdom

Disney also states this increase Disney Park Pass reservation availability does not reflect an increase in park attendance or crowd levels. Capacity is still being limited during Disney World’s initial reopening phase.

NEWS: Disney World to Increase Park Pass Reservation Availability For Annual Passholders SOON!

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We don’t know what time these select dates for July and August will be added to the Disney Park Pass reservation system, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we spot them!

Disney World Annual Passholders now have more Disney Park Pass options! Click here to learn what they are!

Are you a Disney World Annual Passholder? Let us know if you’ll be trying to snag one of these July or August dates in the comments below!

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Walt Disney World Annual Passholders Get More Disney Park Pass Reservations Dates and Pass Extension

We all knew that the reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks would see some unique challenges. One such challenge has been for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders who have been unable to make theme park reservations in the new Disney Park Pass system. This is due to there not being days on the calendar available to them, even though day Guests have been able to purchase tickets day of.

As you can see, July has no current availability and August has very limited availability, with almost none on the weekends.

Walt Disney World Annual Passholders Get More Disney Park Pass Reservations Dates and Pass Extension

Walt Disney World Annual Passholders Get More Disney Park Pass Reservations Dates and Pass Extension Annual Passholders

Today, Disney has announced that they are going to add additional Disney Park Pass reservations to Annual Passholders beginning on July 16. Select dates will be added in July and August at the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Disney would like to stress the fact that this additional Disney Park Pass reservation availability does not reflect an increase in Park attendance. Attendance still remains limited during this reopening period.

In addition, in case you missed it, Disney made another helpful change. Annual Passholders who are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort or other select hotels with valid Theme Park admission are now eligible to make Theme Park reservations for each day of their resort stay(s), in addition to holding up to 3 days of theme park reservations at a time on a rolling basis. Before, you could either have one or the other – not both. Once you use a theme park reservation, you can make another reservation for a future date.

In addition, back in June, Disney let Passholders know that they would be receiving a one-month (30 days) extension to their pass. This additional month will automatically be processed and visible in their My Disney Experience account here soon! So yay!

For those who would rather though, you still can cancel your pass and receive any applicable refund in lieu of the additional month. This option is only available for a limited time and can only be done now through August 11. You can also call V.I.PASSHOLDER Support at 407-939-7277 for assistance.

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SPOTTED! NEW ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts in Disney World

A long time ago (May 21, 1980) in a galaxy far, far away… Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back made its debut.

SPOTTED! NEW ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts in Disney World

It’s Chewbacca!

And now a new line of merchandise in Disney Springs is available to commemorate the film’s 40th Anniversary! You can find a selection of t-shirts at World of Disney (and we even spotted a couple of these online at shopDisney, too).

A Women’s 40th Anniversary shirt ($39.99) in gray is finished with shining, glittery studs.

SPOTTED! NEW ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts in Disney World

The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Merchandise

You can find this one on shopDisney.

And adults can also choose the metallic logo 40th Anniversary t-shirt ($34.99).

SPOTTED! NEW ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts in Disney World

The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Merchandise

This one’s available on shopDisney, too!

So far, we’ve only seen the next few shirts at World of Disney, including this retro logo style for $29.99.

SPOTTED! NEW ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts in Disney World

The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Merchandise

And speaking of retro, you can find vintage poster art featured on the shirts below ($24.99 and $34.99, pictured in price order).

SPOTTED! NEW ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts in Disney World

The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Merchandise

SPOTTED! NEW ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts in Disney World

The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Merchandise

But I think my favorite is the Action Figures & Adventure Sets t-shirt ($24.99)!

SPOTTED! NEW ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts in Disney World

The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Merchandise

How many do you own? SPOTTED! NEW ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts in Disney World 🙂

SPOTTED! NEW ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts in Disney World

The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Merchandise

Again, we spotted this selection at World of Disney in Disney Springs. Of course, we’re sure to see LOTS more Star Wars goodies again as Disney’s Hollywood Studios — home to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edgereopens to guests again tomorrow, July 15th. Until then…

May the Force be with you!

Which Star Wars film is your favorite? Please let us know with a comment!

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ALERT! Look At These Adorable Backpack Keychains We Spotted in Walt Disney World

We’re always on the lookout for Walt Disney World souvenirs that capture the charm of the characters and the parks. It’s fun to bring a piece of the magic home with you, right?

ALERT! Look At These Adorable Backpack Keychains We Spotted in Walt Disney World

Emporium’s Check-Out

We found a fabulous collection of keychains that are almost too cute for words at one of Walt Disney World’s best-known shops.

We found these mini backpack keychains at the Magic Kingdom Emporium and just had to get a closer look at them! The Emporium had three character keychains to choose from when we stopped by to do some shopping.

Stitch

Now you can carry around the mischievous blue alien around in your pocket or your palm with this Stitch mini-backpack keychain.

ALERT! Look At These Adorable Backpack Keychains We Spotted in Walt Disney World

Stitch Mini Backpack Keychain at the Magic Kingdom’s Emporium

Like any good backpack, Stitch has a zipper main pocket. Maybe you put in your MagicBand puck or a small lip balm in there!

ALERT! Look At These Adorable Backpack Keychains We Spotted in Walt Disney World

The Stitch Mini Backpack Keychain Has A Zippered Pocket!

Minnie Mouse

If it’s stylish then you know Minnie Mouse will be on the scene! The Minnie Mouse Mini Backpack Keychain features her iconic fashion statement of white polka dots on a red background, along with a bow, and ears to top it off!

ALERT! Look At These Adorable Backpack Keychains We Spotted in Walt Disney World

The Minnie Mouse Mini Backpack Features Her Iconic Polka Dots And Ears!

The Mini Minnie Mouse Keychain also has a zippered pocket to tuck away whatever you like!

Castle with Pink Sparkle Background

Can’t get enough of the bling? Then you might want to pick up this Pink Sparkle Castle Mini Backpack Keychain! 

ALERT! Look At These Adorable Backpack Keychains We Spotted in Walt Disney World

Pink Sparkle Castle Mini Backpack Keychain

Pink seems like the appropriate color with the major renovations to Cinderella Castle wrapping up soon!

You can pick up any of these keychains for $14.99 each at the Magic Kingdom’s Emporium on Main Street U.S.A.

See What Other New Merchandise We’ve Found During Our First Visit Back to Walt Disney World!

Which Disney Mini Backpack Keychain would you choose and what would you put inside it? Share your ideas in our comments!

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Did You See How Much $$$ Disneyland’s 65th-Anniversary Merchandise Is Now Being Resold For on eBay?

Last week when World of Disney in Downtown Disney District reopened for the first time since the temporary closures, we got a sneak peek of the new Disneyland Park 65th-anniversary collection!

Did You See How Much $$$ Disneyland’s 65th-Anniversary Merchandise Is Now Being Resold For on eBay?

65th Anniversary Merch

And while the new MerchPass system went live today on shopDisney, shoppers are also queueing up in a MASSIVE virtual line for their chance to buy some of the 65 Years of MAGIC goodies.

Due to high demand, it’s likely many of these commemorative items will sell out before the Disney fans waiting in the virtual line have a chance to buy them. There were still over 48,000 people ahead of us last time we checked in on our virtual queue status!

Did You See How Much $$$ Disneyland’s 65th-Anniversary Merchandise Is Now Being Resold For on eBay?

Virtual Queue for 65th Anniversary Merch

In fact, we began receiving updates that certain products were no longer available. The Disneyland 65th-Anniversary Commemorative Coin was one of the first products to sell out.

Did You See How Much $$$ Disneyland’s 65th-Anniversary Merchandise Is Now Being Resold For on eBay?

Update on Disneyland’s 65th Anniversary Merchandise

Suddenly, we remembered what happened a few months ago when Imagineer Joe Rohde’s Designer Mickey Ears sold out in a matter of minutes. We checked secondary marketplaces such as eBay and saw the ears (which retailed for $78) were being listed for over $300 mere moments after they’d sold out!

Did You See How Much $$$ Disneyland’s 65th-Anniversary Merchandise Is Now Being Resold For on eBay?

© Disney Joe Rohde Designer Ears

And sure enough, history seems to be repeating itself once more. The Disneyland Park Limited Edition 65th-Anniversary Commemorative Coins have already begun to trickle into the eBay with some pretty inflated price tags!

Did You See How Much $$$ Disneyland’s 65th-Anniversary Merchandise Is Now Being Resold For on eBay?

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People can’t be willing to pay this sort of mark-up, right? But actually, it seems some Disney fans are willing to pay whatever it takes. We noticed while several sellers had listed coins for as much as $1,200 today, we checked the sold listings and saw some coins had actually sold for right around $599!

 

Did You See How Much $$$ Disneyland’s 65th-Anniversary Merchandise Is Now Being Resold For on eBay?

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The Disneyland 65th Anniversary Loungefly Backpacks and Disneyland Marquee Boxed Jumbo Pins have also sold out and if you’re super-bummed you couldn’t snag one of these products or any of the Disneyland 65 Years of MAGIC items before they flew out the window we understand the disappointment but would recommend against purchasing from marked-up online re-sellers. 

Disney could possibly release more anniversary merch online as time goes on, similar to how we saw it restocked over the day in World of Disney in Disneyland, but at this point, we haven’t heard any indication more will be released.

Were you able to purchase any 65th-anniversary items from Disney’s website today? Let us know in the comments below.

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NEWS! Something’s Different At Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT!

We’ve been checking out all the sights at EPCOT this week and there is so much to take in! Not only is it amazing to try in all amazing food and beverage at the 2020 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, but it’s also just so good to take a leisurely stroll around the park to see what’s new after the park’s extended closure.

NEWS! Something’s Different At Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT!

L’Espirit de la Provence

And, during our time in  World Showcase, we noticed something unusual. In fact, SOMETHING IS MISSING IN FRANCE!

The sign on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France Pavilion indicating the attraction will open in summer 2020 is no longer there! Here’s what the sign looked like as of our visit on Monday, July 13.

NEWS! Something’s Different At Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT!

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Without Summer 2020 Sign

The last time we got a look at the sign was during a February 2020 visit.  Beneath the larger sign was a smaller, bright blue sign below announcing new attraction would open sometime in Summer 2020.

NEWS! Something’s Different At Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT!

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure With Summer 2020 Sign

The missing Summer 2020 sign has us wondering about what’s in store for our favorite culinary critter.

What Does This Mean?

Does this missing sign mean Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will not open as scheduled this summer? Disney didn’t mention a delay in opening the attraction in its most recent construction updateThe prolonged closure of Walt Disney World has affected project timelines of attractions such as EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth and the Magic Kingdom’s Tron: Lightcyle Run.

NEWS! Something’s Different At Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT!

Ratatouille Ride Vehicle

This could potentially mean the ride is delayed OR could mean the ride is opening soon. At this time it’s unclear what the change means. We haven’t received confirmation about the status of Remy’s Ratatouille’s Adventure, yet, but will keep you updated as we get more information!

Click Here To Find Out More About What to Expect With Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure!

When do you think Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT will open? Tell us in the comments!

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Review! The Orange Bird Sipper Is Back in EPCOT Along With Some Other Returning Festival Favorites

The Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival has already begun and we got to preview many of the food booths at a Cast Member soft-opening yesterday.

Review! The Orange Bird Sipper Is Back in EPCOT Along With Some Other Returning Festival Favorites

The Citrus Blossom

And while some food booths are still serving EPCOT’s Flower and Garden offerings on their menus such as France, The Citrus Blossom has also brought back lots of Flower and Garden favs.

You might refer to this returning Flower and Garden marketplace as The Citrus Blossom, but we like to call it the Home of the Orange Bird Sipper! That’s right — he’s flown back into town for the Food and Wine festivities as well! But first, let’s take a look at the menu.

Menu

For the Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, The Citrus Blossom has trimmed down its offerings a little.

Review! The Orange Bird Sipper Is Back in EPCOT Along With Some Other Returning Festival Favorites

 

We noticed they’ve taken away the Tuna Tataki Bowl and Citrus Shortcake along with a few of their tasty citrus brewskis, but the rest of the 2020 Flower and Garden menus remains intact!

Food

First up, the Lobster Tail with Meyer Lemon Emulsion and Grilled Lemon for $8.25 has made its way back! The smoky notes from the grilled lemon drizzled over the perfectly cooked lobster tail really sold us on this item back in March and it was just as good the second time around.

Review! The Orange Bird Sipper Is Back in EPCOT Along With Some Other Returning Festival Favorites

Lobster Tail with Meyer Lemon Emulsion

The other returning food option is the Crispy Citrus Chicken with Orange Aïoli and Baby Greens for $5.75. Even though it’s gluten-free, the breading is nice and crunchy.

Review! The Orange Bird Sipper Is Back in EPCOT Along With Some Other Returning Festival Favorites

Crispy Citrus Chicken

The citrus in the aïoli really brightens up the fried chicken and the salad greens add some nice texture and freshness. And now onto the drinks!

Beverages

Annnnd look who’s here! The Orange Bird Sipper who originally debuted at the 2019 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is BACK! He’s a highly-coveted collectible that has sold out at many festivals in the past. Plus he comes filled with a delicious non-alcoholic Orange Cream Shake! You can pick this cute little birdie cup up for $15.00while supplies last!

Review! The Orange Bird Sipper Is Back in EPCOT Along With Some Other Returning Festival Favorites

Orange Bird Sipper

We’re also thrilled to see the Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy for $6.75 has also arrived at the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! It’s the perfect cooldown we needed after walking around in the blazing hot sun! Wine slushies are also one of our favorite treats to enjoy at the parks.

Review! The Orange Bird Sipper Is Back in EPCOT Along With Some Other Returning Festival Favorites

Orange Blossom Wine Slushy

Sadly, The Citrus Blossom is no longer offering their citrus beer flights, but they do still have their Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale from Fort Pierce, FL  available in a 6oz. glass for $4.50 or a  12 oz. glass for $8.50.

Review! The Orange Bird Sipper Is Back in EPCOT Along With Some Other Returning Festival Favorites

Citrus Blossom

We gotta say, even though our time at this year’s Flower and Garden Festival was brief, it’s really great to see so many reminders of it at the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. So far, we’ve spotted some Flower and Garden topiaries and even some merch we were hoping to see.

Not sure about you guys, but we could really get used to these EPCOT hybrid festivals — they’re kinda the best of both worlds. Stay tuned for food booth reviews coming shortly.

Spike the Bee Sippers and Sporks have also returned! Find out which festival locations are selling them here!

Do you own an Orange Bird Sipper? Let us know if you’ll be picking one up at A Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival this year!

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Disney Publishing Shares the Love of Reading By Sending One Million Books to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Debuting the First-Ever Summer Reading List on shopDisney.com

Pick up a book (or a few) this summer, as Disney is encouraging kids and families to come together and share their love of reading, with its first-ever Summer Reading List. To help ensure that more readers have access to books this summer and beyond, and as part of Disney’s commitment to inspiring the next generation of storytellers, Disney Publishing is donating one million books to Boys & Girls Clubs of America across the country, including Clubs in Central Fla.

Comprised of 15 recommendations for ages 0-16, the list features new books from fan-favorite authors including New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia, Pixar animator Mike Wu, Serena Valentino and more, alongside National Geographic titles and classic Disney stories to keep everyone in the family engaged.

Curious explorers can see how technology is inspired by the natural world in Beastly Bionics , discover new worlds in Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, or get lost in Neverland with Wendy as she learns about Captain Hook’s evil plans for Peter Pan in Straight on Til Morning

Explore additional books from Disney Publishing and expand the stories with activity sheets from Anna, Elsa and The Secret River Zeus the MightyExplorer Academy and much, much more!

Many of the books on the list are available in eBook, audio book and print formats, and more book titles are available on shopDisney.com. Imagination starts today!

Disney Publishing Shares the Love of Reading By Sending One Million Books to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Debuting the First-Ever Summer Reading List on shopDisney.com Disney Summer Reading List - Books

Disney Summer Reading List:

Ages 0-3:

100 First Words Lift-the-Flap Book 

Frozen 2 – Anna, Elsa and The Secret River  by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum

Little Kids First Board Book: Dinosaurs

Ages 4 – 8:

Ellie Book by Mike Wu

What About Worms? by Ryan Higgins

Ages 7 – 10:

Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas by Crispin Boyer 

Beastly Bionics: Rad Robots, Brilliant Biomimicry, and Incredible Inventions Inspired by Nature by Jennifer Swanson

Peter & Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal 

Ages 8 – 12:

Disney Chills: Part of Your Nightmare by Vera Strange

Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Young Adult (Age 12 and up):

Star Wars: Queen’s Peril by E.K. Johnston

Straight on Til Morning: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell

Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch Book by Serena Valentino

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Governor of Hawaii not ready to open up the state to tourism

Governor of Hawaii not ready to open up the state to tourism

If you are wanting to visit Hawaii without being required to quarantine, you’ll have to wait until September. The Governor of Hawaii, David Ige, just extended the mandatory 14-day quarantine through the end of August.

Beginning September 1st, visitors to the islands will have the option to quarantine or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. This traveler pre-testing program was set to begin Aug. 1, but because COVID-19 outbreaks in several states are “not in control” the governor has delayed the launch of the program.

“This was not an easy decision to make. It really was a choice between two difficult options,” he said.

This decision will hit Hawaii’s tourism businesses hard. The Hawaii Tourism Authority said that the industry wants to “welcome back our visitors once our state is ready to do so in a safe manner that will hopefully avoid the need to backtrack in the future.”

“We did believe it would be in the best interests of everyone here in Hawaii to delay the start of the program,” Ige said, in a news conference. “I also want to make it clear that we still believe in the pre-travel testing program. We will continue to take actions necessary to implement it safely.”

The pre-travel testing program will require passengers to produce a negative coronavirus pre-test taken within 72 hours of departure to Hawaii.

Aulani, Disney’s resort in Hawaii, still has not identified a reopening date but will most likely remain closed through August.

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PHOTOS: Monorail Peach Has a NEW Look in Disney World!

Walt Disney World monorails are getting makeovers and we’ve been catchin’ the trains to get a good look at them!

PHOTOS: Monorail Peach Has a NEW Look in Disney World!

Monorail Peach

We spotted a sleek and futuristic Monorail Silver that looks like something straight outta the future. Then Monorail Green stole our hearts with a vibrant splash of color and new seats! It’s Monorail Peaches’ turn to get some love!

Monorail Peach is lookin’ pretty as a…well…peach! It looks so bright and sunny in there now. It definitely left us a little s(peach)less. PHOTOS: Monorail Peach Has a NEW Look in Disney World! 😉

PHOTOS: Monorail Peach Has a NEW Look in Disney World!

Monorail Peach

The NEW seats got us feelin’ peachy keen! They now have some comfy new padding to accompany us to the Magic Kingdom.

PHOTOS: Monorail Peach Has a NEW Look in Disney World!

Monorail Peach

You can also see the new dividers that have been put in place to separate travel groups in each car!

PHOTOS: Monorail Peach Has a NEW Look in Disney World!

Monorail Peach Seats

Ok, we’re all out of peach puns, we promise! We’re looking forward to when we get to see Monorail Peach again. Missing out on the chance to ride it would be just the PITS. (Sorry, had to!)

Want to see what else is new at Magic Kingdom? Check out the construction update for Tron Lightcycle Run!

What do you think of the new look? Let us know!

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What’s New at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Pumpkin Spice Coffee, New Mugs, and Updated Menus!

Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is officially open to the public and we’re back with more new updates!

What’s New at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Pumpkin Spice Coffee, New Mugs, and Updated Menus!

Tree of Life

There have been some changes to the way attractions and park entry is handled. Other than, that Animal Kingdom is just as WILD as we left it in March. We found a few new souvenirs while perusing the shops and discovered some interesting dining updates!

Animal Kingdom Food Update

Joffrey’s Coffee

Some of us are dependent on the Joffrey’s Coffee spot located outside the entrance in Animal Kingdom. It’s where we grab an iced latte before sprinting to Flight of Passage. The stand was open during Cast Member previews but was closed when we visited on opening day. So we will keep you updated on this Joffrey’s location!

What’s New at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Pumpkin Spice Coffee, New Mugs, and Updated Menus!

Joffrey’s Bakery Case

The good news is you can still get your cup of morning magic once you’re inside the park. Earlier, we dropped the news that the infamous Pumpkin Spice Crème Brûlée Cold Brew is back at some Joffrey’s Coffee stands! Fall came early to Animal Kingdom too! You can get your pumpkin spice fix at Royal Anandapur Tea Company!

Click here to find out where you can find the Pumpkin Spice Crème Brûlée Cold Brew!

What’s New at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Pumpkin Spice Coffee, New Mugs, and Updated Menus!

Pumpkin Creme Brulee Cold Brew

The sweet and spicy Korean BBQ Rib Tips and turkey legs were first introduced as specials on the Yak and Yeti Counter Service menu. They were later added to the permanent menu. They are still available but listed as specials once again. We’ll keep stopping by to see if they disappear from the specials or are here to stay.

What’s New at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Pumpkin Spice Coffee, New Mugs, and Updated Menus!

Yak and Yeti Quick Service

Animal Kingdom Merchandise Update

Disney Mug Collectors are gonna love this one! We found a slew of brand new coffee cups featuring the Fab 5. The cute and cartoony cups show the adorable faces of Pluto, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald.

What’s New at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Pumpkin Spice Coffee, New Mugs, and Updated Menus!

Donald Mug

We love to see our favorite characters muggin’ it on these mugs! You can find all of them at Riverside Depot.

Check out the new character face mugs here!

The Lion King fans can work on their roar with the new Simba shirt we found! The comfy long-sleeve features the three besties, Timon, Pumbaa, and Simba.

What’s New at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Pumpkin Spice Coffee, New Mugs, and Updated Menus!

New Lion King Shirt

It will work look great with the new Timon and Pumbaa MagicBand we spotted at Disney Springs too!

Get a closer look at the Simba shirt here!

Last, but certainly not least, is this AMAZING Pumbaa hat we discovered. For 24.99, you too can get in touch with your inner warthog and sport this glamourous accessory. We’ve never felt quite so stylish. Here’s hopin’ the Bugs n’ Grubs Cone makes a comeback so we can really fit the part!

What’s New at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Pumpkin Spice Coffee, New Mugs, and Updated Menus!

Pumbaa Hat

That’s it for today! We’ll keep hopping around Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the other parks while try to spot new goodies and old-favorites. Keep following us as we keep tabs on Disney World updates!

Want to see what Animal Kingdom was like on opening day? Find our updates here!

What do you think of all the updates? Let us know!

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Annual Passholders to recieve 30% off merchandise for a limited time

Annual Passholders to recieve 30% off merchandise for a limited time Annual Passholders

There’s good news for Annual Passholders who plan on shopping at Walt Disney World. For a limited time, Passholders can enjoy a discount of 30% on Disney merchandise! This new sales promotion is only available for a limited time. It runs from July 14th to August 14th at Walt Disney World.

We are quite surprised and thrilled with the news of this temporary Passholder discount. The standard merchandise discount is 20% for Annual Passholders. Given the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the additional discount is quite helpful. Cast Members are letting customers know about the new 30% discount today at Disney World. For those who like to budget their Disney expenses, this discount is quite helpful.

The news of this discount was revealed on the eve of the public reopening of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Many are looking forward to visiting these theme parks over the next few days. We’ll be going ourselves to witness the changes added for guests to experience. In the meantime, this discount is quite beneficial for Passholders visiting over the next month.

What do you think of the new temporary discount? Will you be using it to shop at the Disney theme parks or at Disney Springs anytime soon?

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Review! France Is Still Serving Some of Our Flower and Garden Favorites at EPCOT’S Food and Wine Festival!

We’re going to need to borrow Remy’s giant wooden spoon because our Spike the Bee Spork isn’t big enough for what we’ve got planned next!

Review! France Is Still Serving Some of Our Flower and Garden Favorites at EPCOT’S Food and Wine Festival!

Viva la Remy Topiary!

Now that several Epcot 2020 Food and Wine food booths have soft-opened for a Disney World Cast Member preview today, we’re on our way to hit up one of our favorite food booths — France!

Bonjour from the World Showcase and future home (or should we say maison) of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure! The new attraction may not be available yet, but we’re très faim for some French-inspired Food and Wine festival eats and drinks!

Review! France Is Still Serving Some of Our Flower and Garden Favorites at EPCOT’S Food and Wine Festival!

France

Let’s take a look at this year’s offerings!

Menu

France has a bunch of returning classics from Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival which was unfortunately cut short this year! But never fear — France’s Fleur de Lys was one of our runners-up for our Best of the Fest food booth this year!

Review! France Is Still Serving Some of Our Flower and Garden Favorites at EPCOT’S Food and Wine Festival!

France Menu

We’ll walk you through each of ’em so you can pretend like you’re with us right now on our Parisan-eating escapades!

Food

We started our visit today with dessert! The Tarte Tropezienne: Coulis Framboise originally made its debut a few months ago and features a small brioche cake filled with light pastry cream, served with a raspberry coulis sauce.

Review! France Is Still Serving Some of Our Flower and Garden Favorites at EPCOT’S Food and Wine Festival!

Tarte-Tropezienne

For $3, this treat is a bit of a one-bite wonder, but the flavors were good and we especially enjoyed the raspberry reduction which was tart, but plenty sweet at the same time. You might not want to share this one not only because it’s so small, but also because it’s THAT GOOD!

Review! France Is Still Serving Some of Our Flower and Garden Favorites at EPCOT’S Food and Wine Festival!

Tarte-Tropezienne

The Tarte aux Oignons Caramelises et Chévre for $5.50 has made its way back on the menu. This goat cheese tart was a big hit with us back in March and we’re so we’re happy its super flaky crust will be gracing our presences once more. The caramelized onions it has inside remind us that French onion soup flavor we’re always craving.

Review! France Is Still Serving Some of Our Flower and Garden Favorites at EPCOT’S Food and Wine Festival!

Tarte aux Oignons Caramelises et Chévre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a Flaky Pastry Crust

And fans of Fleur de Lys Canard Confit à l’Orange will be excited to see its also returned for Food and Wine. The Braised Duck Confit à l’Orange is tender and juicy, served over a bed of mashed sweet potatoes for $6.25.

Review! France Is Still Serving Some of Our Flower and Garden Favorites at EPCOT’S Food and Wine Festival!

Canard Confit à l’Orange: Braised Duck Confit à l’Orange with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Drinks

Getting reacquainted with France’s beverages, we noticed VeRy Raspberry has also reappeared! For $5.75, this refreshing blend of Rosé Wine with a natural raspberry flavor is sweeter than a regular rosé, but not too sweet for our palettes. If you like a sweet wine with a really dry finish, give this one a try!

Review! France Is Still Serving Some of Our Flower and Garden Favorites at EPCOT’S Food and Wine Festival!

VeRy Raspberry

And, no trip to France would be complete without the La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy for $11.75! It’s made with vodka, Grey Goose l’Orange Vodka, St. Germain Liqueur, white and red cranberry juice. We couldn’t get enough of it during Flower and Garden, so we’re going to take full advantage of it now that its back at EPCOT!

Review! France Is Still Serving Some of Our Flower and Garden Favorites at EPCOT’S Food and Wine Festival!

La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy

Other drinks selections include Bordeaux, Merlot, and Cabernet Blend, Château Tarin for $6.00, or Kronenbourg 1664 Pale Lager Draft which is available in a 6oz. glass $4.75 or 12oz. glass for $8.75.

With so many of our favorite items returning from Epcot’s 2020 Flower and Garden Festival, the other food booths are going to have to put on quite the show to impress our esteemed panel of judges when we start handing out our 2020 Food and Wine Best of the Fest titles! Stay tuned for more reviews which will be coming soon!

Check out our full review of Mexico’s Food and Wine festival booth here! 

Are you excited to see so many Flower and Garden dishes have returned to France? Let us know what you’ll be picking up in the comments below!

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According to NBA 2 players test positive for COVID-19 while at Disney World

According to NBA 2 players test positive for COVID-19 while at Disney World NBA

Of the 322 players tested for COVID-19 since arriving on the NBA Campus July 7, two have returned confirmed positive tests while in quarantine. Those players never cleared quarantine and have since left the Campus to isolate at home or in isolation housing.

According to NBA 2 players test positive for COVID-19 while at Disney World

Since July 1st, during in-market testing, 19 NBA players newly tested positive. These players are staying in their home markets and recovering until they are cleared under CDC guidelines and NBA rules for leaving home isolation and joining the Campus.

In case you missed it the NBA players in Disney World to receive special perks for playing at Disney.

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Florida Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings Comments on Disney World’s Reopening Amid Health Concerns

Disney World has officially reopened, but things certainly aren’t back to normal.

Florida Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings Comments on Disney World’s Reopening Amid Health Concerns

Disney World

We’re contending with all sorts of new health measures in the Disney World parks and concerns about the global health crisis are still very much a reality. In response to these concerns, Florida Orange County mayor Jerry Demings spoke about the reopening of Disney World in a press conference today.

Demings explained that he is optimistic about the Disney parks reopening, but if it comes down to it, the county would be willing to ask Disney World to reevaluate remaining opened.

Florida Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings Comments on Disney World’s Reopening Amid Health Concerns

Train Station

When asked if a reclosure could happen for Disney World (like it has for Hong Kong Disneyland) Demings noted that if we reach a point where cases are exceeding hospital capacities or if Disney is linked to an outbreak, the county won’t hesitate to take action.

Florida Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings Comments on Disney World’s Reopening Amid Health Concerns

Disney World

Overall though, Demings thinks that things are going well in terms of park reopenings. No outbreaks have been linked to any of the theme parks that opened prior to Disney World. “If there’s one place on Earth where we should be successful,” Demings said, “It’s Disney.”

Stay tuned to DFB for all of the news about reopenings.

Is Disney World safe and should YOU go? Click here for our thoughts.

Are you planning to head to a reopened Disney World? Tell us in the comments!

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What Do You Get When You Mix Sweets With Science? THIS Epcot Food and Wine Booth!

We were treated to a surprise at the EPCOT Cast Member Preview today — some of the festival marketplaces for the upcoming A Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival were OPEN!

What Do You Get When You Mix Sweets With Science? THIS Epcot Food and Wine Booth!

Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

So, of course, we took advantage of the chance to snag all the festival eats we could get! After a hiatus, the Desserts and Champagne marketplace has made its way back to Food & Wine — and we couldn’t wait to taste all of the sweet treats they’re serving up!

Guests will find the Desserts and Champagne booth inside the World ShowPlace Pavilion.

What Do You Get When You Mix Sweets With Science? THIS Epcot Food and Wine Booth!

World ShowPlace Pavilion

In addition to Desserts and Champagne, the World ShowPlace Pavilion is also home to the Festival Favorites, Appleseed Orchardand Mac & Cheese booths!

What Do You Get When You Mix Sweets With Science? THIS Epcot Food and Wine Booth!

Desserts and Champagne

Here’s what you’ll find at the Desserts and Champagne booth this year!

Food

As the name suggests, the menu offers up cake popschampagne, and a Frozen S’mores drink available with or without alcohol!

What Do You Get When You Mix Sweets With Science? THIS Epcot Food and Wine Booth!

Desserts and Champagne Menu

So, let’s start with the Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pop! One thing we noticed right off the bat — it was SUPER rich! And that trend continued for the other flavors as well.

What Do You Get When You Mix Sweets With Science? THIS Epcot Food and Wine Booth!

Cake Pop

Of the three flavors, this one was our least favorite because it was more basic than the other options. But, at $4, we would say this dessert is still a pretty good deal!

What Do You Get When You Mix Sweets With Science? THIS Epcot Food and Wine Booth!

Here’s a Look Inside the Cake Pop!

Next, we tried the Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops with Crumbled Twix Chocolate Bars! This one is also priced at $4, and we liked the added flavor of the Twix bars!

What Do You Get When You Mix Sweets With Science? THIS Epcot Food and Wine Booth!

Twix Cake Pop

And, of course, we also ordered the Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops with Crushed M&M’s Candies! This was our favorite of the three — we loved the crunchiness of the M&M’s! It’s also $4, so unless you’re looking for something more simple, we would suggest ordering one of the cake pops with a topping since they’re priced the same as the plain one!

What Do You Get When You Mix Sweets With Science? THIS Epcot Food and Wine Booth!

M&Ms Cake Pop

All three cake pops were super-rich, so we would say any of the flavors are sharable — especially if you plan to do a lot more eating around the festival!

The Spike the Bee Sipper and Spork are BACK for the 2020 Food & Wine Festival!

Drinks

In addition champagne, this booth also serves a Frozen S’mores drink that can be ordered without alcohol for $4.50, or with whipped cream vodka for $11. We decided to treat ourselves to the boozy version!

What Do You Get When You Mix Sweets With Science? THIS Epcot Food and Wine Booth!

Frozen S’mores

This drink was SOOO good — and also incredibly rich! It reminded us of an alcoholic milkshake! We really enjoyed the flavor, so we would order it again. But just like the cake pops, we would say this one is sharable too, unless you can handle all of that richness on your own!

Here’s the full menu from all of the booths at this year’s festival!

Overall

We liked everything that we tried at the Dessert and Champagne booth! If we had to describe the eats at this booth in one word, it would definitely be RICH! So, while we would order the cake pops and Frozen S’mores drink again, we would say these items are meant to be shared!

Check out our review of FOUR different types of mac & cheese from the Mac & Cheese booth!

Which of the menu items from the Desserts and Champagne booth do you want to try the most? Let us know in the comments!

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Review! We’re Going LOCO After All These DELISH Dishes from Mexico at EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival!

We’re BACK at EPCOT’S International Food and Wine Festival. We stopped by the Mexico Pavilion and had a downright fiesta trying all the dishes and drinks!

Review! We’re Going LOCO After All These DELISH Dishes from Mexico at EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival!

Mexico

Tacos and margs on the rocks! What could possibly be better than that combo?! Tequila fans will love this booth and everything it’s dishing out.

Let’s start with the classic Ribeye Taco. The corn tortilla is filled with ribeye steak and topped with ranchera salsa, onions, chives, and a lime wedge. A solid taco choice! It had good tasting meat with a small spicy kick. The taco costs $6.95.

Review! We’re Going LOCO After All These DELISH Dishes from Mexico at EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival!

Ribeye Taco

The Pork Tostada was actually our favorite dish from Mexico. The fried corn tortilla added a great flavor and crunch! The tostada costs $9.75 and comes topped with chipotle black beans, roasted pork, fresh salsa verde, onions, and cilantro. 

Review! We’re Going LOCO After All These DELISH Dishes from Mexico at EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival!

Pork Tostada

The meat was well cooked, the tortilla was crisp and the beans were slightly creamy. This whole thing worked REALLY well together.

We washed our classic taco down with a Clásica Margarita for $10.75. The margarita is made with tequila, chile poblano liqueur, lime juice, and agave nectar with a salt rim. The ingredients are pretty straight-forward, but the drink is pretty much perfection. The rim was a little too salty for us so we might get it without salt next time. It’s been a while since we had such a good Classic Margarita!

Review! We’re Going LOCO After All These DELISH Dishes from Mexico at EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival!

Clasica Margarita

The two margs are tied for best! We loved the Mango Smoky Margarita as much as the Classic. The Mango Margarita costs $11.50 and is mixed with mango purée, mezcal, applejack, lime juice, and agave nectar with a tajín chile-lime rim. We just wish the mango was a little bit smokier. We’d really like to taste more of that Mezcal! (If you’re not a fan of the smokey spirit, you might think this is perfect though!)

Review! We’re Going LOCO After All These DELISH Dishes from Mexico at EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival!

Mango Smoky Margarita

We really liked the Passion Rose Sangria! It was a fun mix of red wine, rum, rose petal liqueur, passion fruit purée, and lime. Our only complaint is that rose is a little too strong. It started to taste a little perfume-y towards the end. The sangria costs $10.00.

Review! We’re Going LOCO After All These DELISH Dishes from Mexico at EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival!

Passion Rose Sangria

When you order the small Mexican Craft Beer, it’s served in this cool little compostable cup! (Save the Earth AND get a good beer? Win-win!) The craft beer is actually a Tulum Artisnal Lager crafted with citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean seawater. Fancy! The beer was refreshing, but a little heavy for the hot sun. The 6oz is $5.00 and the 12oz is $9.50.

Review! We’re Going LOCO After All These DELISH Dishes from Mexico at EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival!

Mexican Craft Beer 6 oz.

We’re big fans of the Mexico Pavilion! Everything we tasted was either a solid version of a classic food or a fun spin on an old favorite. Keep following us as we try everything at Food and Festival this year!

Check out ALL of the menus at this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival here!

Do any of these dishes look good to you? Let us know if you’ll be stopping by Mexica for a tostada!

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