Hello everyone and welcome to the show! In Disney news today we are bringing you the latest from Downtown Disney Orlando, Disneyland’s anniversary celebrations, an exciting rumor about DVC…and our infotainment segment -our picks for Top Walt Disney World Bakeries & Treats! First up we want to introduce you to our very special listener guest today she is the Owner/Author at ThePrincessPapers.com AND she’s also written a Disney 101 Work shop guide book called”Yes, You Can Go to Walt Disney World” and Part II called Disney Dining!
she’s also a columnist www.WDWFanZone.com Jeanie Gallo welcome to the show!
monorail crawl – Saturday, August 23at we will begin at Outer Rim 7:00pm
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FYI – There have been changes made to Extra Magic Hours.
Beginning July 13, the evening Extra Magic Hours for Magic Kingdom Park will switch to Saturdays. Here is the Extra Magic Hour schedule effective July 13.
– Sundays: AM at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (NEW)
– Mondays: PM at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
– Tuesdays: AM at Epcot
– Wednesdays: AM at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
– Thursdays: AM at Magic Kingdom Park
– Fridays: PM at Epcot
– Saturdays: PM at Magic Kingdom Park (NEW) and AM at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Starting July 27, Disney PhotoPass Service will no longer print dining location photos and offer them for sale at your table during select dining experiences. Photos will still be taken, but they will be associated to your MagicBand or a Memory Maker, PhotoPass or PhotoPass+ card. Photos can be purchased online or at a PhotoPass kiosk.
In the fall, one BoardWalk eatery plans to introduce a breakfast menu for a limited time.
From October 1 to December 7, 2014, Flying Fish Cafe at Disney’s BoardWalk will offer a breakfast menu to patrons.
The breakfast introduction coincides with the September 30 closing of Kouzzina by Kat Cora, a fellow BoardWalk restaurant which is currently the only Table Service restaurant in the area serving breakfast.
Advance Dining Reservations are not currently being offered during breakfast hours at Flying Fish Cafe.
Trattoria al Forno
A “trattoria” is an Italian restaurant serving simple food, and “al forno” is Italian for “food baked in an oven,” and this new spot will showcase Old World techniques, including handcrafted mozzarella made daily, cavatelli (small dumpling-shaped pasta) and a variety of Neopolitan-style pizzas baked in wood-burning ovens. Neopolitan pizzas, by the way, are pizzas in the classic style of Naples, Italy, with simple tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella.
A beautiful Italian flywheel slicer slices paper-thin Italian meats, served with a variety of olives and caponata. Satisfying pastas, velvety seasonal risottos and fresh seafood and vegetables will celebrate the delectable diversity of Italian cuisine with authentic ingredients and recipes from Italy’s various regions.
Wines will be 100 percent Italian from historic wine regions including Tuscany, Veneto and Piedmont, with over 60 offerings by the bottle and more than 25 wines by the glass – Chiantis, Super Tuscans and fine Italian white wines such as Prosecco, Pinot Grigio and Moscato. Signature cocktails and Italian beers and sodas round out the drink menu, with a signature-blend Italian coffee roasted just for Trattoria al forno.
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More Downtown Disney Construction
Buena Vista Drive will have a reduced speed limit of 35mph and will be operating a reduced number of lanes in various sections. The restrictions will be taking place from Bonnet Creek Parkway to Hotel Plaza Boulevard.
Also expect changes to the entry and exit to Downtown Disney parking. It is expected that only entrances 2 and 5 will be available, which are the turns located opposite Typhoon Lagoon and the Hess Station.
Parking Lot L, which is located behind La Nouba, on the side nearest Disney Quest, will also be partially closed temporarily during July 2014.
The work taking place on Buena Vista Drive will eventually see the road expanded to 10 lanes, with dedicated bus lanes and two pedestrian bridges.
From our friend Randy Crane – Faith and the Magic kingdom dot com
First, a new merchant is opening soon for a limited engagement beginning August 1. Adventure Trading Company will be a provisions and publications company with a knack for selling goods that send the buyers on wild adventures. At the end of these adventures are Adventureland relics known as Juju. These unique artifacts reflect the ancient traditions and importance of storytelling in Adventureland. Collect Juju! Collect adventures! Collect stories! If you were at 2013’s D23 Expo and participated in the WDI Adventureland Play Test, you’ve already had a peak at this in action!
“Each week, through August 27, 2014, Disneyland be asking for your special photo memories from a specific decade. Of course, you’re welcome to share a photo from any time in the 60-year history of the Disneyland Resort, from now through August 27, 2014, outside of the weekly, decade-focused inspiration prompts. To enter, just post your photos on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #Disneyland60Contest by August 27, 2014. Let us know the decade in which the photo was taken in the description or tweet. When the submission period is complete, we’ll select the top five photos from each decade and let you decide which photos win! That’s right – Disney Parks Blog readers will vote for the top photo from each of the Disneyland Decades. Each decade winner will receive a special Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration prize. Then, we’ll give you the chance to vote for one Grand Prize winner from among the winners of each decade. This lucky fan will win a trip to the start of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration in spring 2015!”
Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages are now available to book for the 2014 holiday season. Dinner packages are offered at select Epcot restaurants. A fixed price is charged based upon meal (lunch or dinner) and dining establishment. Meals typically include an appetizer, entree, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage for each diner, or full buffet access at applicable locations.
Included with each dining package is guaranteed seating at that evening’s performance of the Candlelight Processional. The Candlelight Processional is a recitation of the Christmas story featuring a celebrity narrator and accompanied by an orchestra and chior. Among the narrators announced for 2014 are The Little Mermaid’s Jodi Benson, Ana Gasteyer and Sharon Stone.
While admission to the Candlelight Processional is guaranteed, seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Prices start at $35 per adult for lunch and $50 per adult for dinner. Disney Dining Plan credits can also be used. Two credits per person are required for guests on the standard Disney Dining Plan or the Deluxe Dining Plan.
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Top Walt Disney World Bakeries & Treats
Name your bakery and then name your treat!
Epcot – Refreshment Port – Croissant doughnut
DHS – Writers stop – carrot cake cookie
Epcot France – macarons, chocolate mousse, all the pastries and the gelato
MK – citrus swirl, sunshine tree terrace, corn dog nuggets
Boardwalk bakery – lemon meringue tart, Peanut butter, banana, candied bacon pie
Cookes of dublin – DOH bar
AK – Churros, egg rolls yak & yeti