This week we are joined by our friend AJ Wolfe from the Disney Food Blog. AJ has the scoop on all of the new food offerings at Toy Story Land! (Did someone say S'Mores sandwich?!) Plus news from around the Parks, and a very special announcement from Jennifer and Sara.
The holiday fun returns to Disney's Hollywood Studios again this year, which Disney is calling Flurry of Fun. The Sunset Seasons Greetings show returns to Sunset Boulevard with fun projections on the Tower of Terror building. You'll also be able to meet Santa at the Once Upon a Time shop November 10th through December 24th (and Santa Goofy himself shows up on December 25th). Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! nighttime spectacular will return again as well! And there will be new holiday songs in the Alien Swirling Swings ride over in Toy Story Land. Oh, and there will be snow!
Candlelight Processional Dining Packages go on sale today, Wednesday July 11. Packages available at many Epcot restaurants for lunch and dinner, and you can also get packages at Epcot-area resort restaurants (like Ale & Compass) for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Here is the lineup of celebrity narrators so far (always subject to change).
11/22 – 11/23 – Chita Rivera
11/24 – 12/2 – TBD
12/3 – 12/6 – Neil Patrick Harris
12/7 – 12/9 – Whoopi Goldberg
12/10 – 12/12 – TBD
12/13 –12/14 – Blair Underwood
12/15 –12/17 – Gary Sinise
12/18 –12/20 – Pat Sajak
12/21 –12/23 – TBD
12/24 –12/25 – Edward James Olmos
12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
12/28 – 12/30 – TBD
This week Jennifer and Sara are visiting Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Whether you stay in Magnolia Bend or Alligator Bayou, this family-friendly favorite has something for everyone! Plus we'll talk about this week's Disney news, and more.
Image of Old Key West contributed by amrivera1209 from the PassPorter Photo Archive
Several Walt Disney World golf courses are getting some TLC. The Lake Buena Vista Golf Course is under refurbishment until late August 2018 -- the course will operate as a 9-hole course during this period. Work on Oak Trail begins June 25 and will also be finished by mid-August. Oak Trail will also receive a Mickey-shaped bunker. In addition, the greens are being restored to their original size and totally resurfaced using paspalum grass for the first time ever on a Disney putting green.
This year, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is adding a few new experiences! The Mad Tea Party will get new lighting and effects that will transform your own color, depending on the color of your costume. Pirates of the Caribbean has new pirates that will interact with guests as they search for "Gunpowder Pete." Space Mountain will get a new soundtrack and special effects. Storybook Circus will host the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam, a dance party featuring Disney Junior Characters, including Doc McStuffins. And during the Halloween-themed parade, we get dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan and many other characters!
Disney announced an all-new show -- Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy -- will debut in early 2019 a Disney's Hollywood Studios. The all-new show-attraction, to be located in Sunset Showcase near Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, will immerse guests in the world of Cars and bring them face to face with Lightning McQueen. With help from Mater and Cruz Ramirez, McQueen will demonstrate racing techniques on a new simulator and share career highlights with his guests.
Jennifer is back from her trip to Southern California! She will be telling us all about VidCon and Disneyland - including opening weekend at Pixar Pier. Plus Disney news, listener celebrations, and more!
The World of Color nighttime show was expected to re-open in Disney California Adventure on June 22, but the refurbishment has been extended until late this year. Damage done to the show platform during scheduled refurbishment is the culprit in the delayed the return of of the show.