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Some pretty fun and exciting Disneyland Resort news this week!
Let’s start with the food. I reported a couple of months ago on the monthly special gourmet apples being offered at the Disneyland Resort. Well, September’s apple has been announced and is now available. I don’t know if there’s an official name for it (besides “September’s gourmet apple”), but I can tell you that it looks and sounds amazing! It’s a gourmet caramel apple enrobed in sweet milk chocolate and covered in a mixture of crunchy, buttery, toffee pieces and roasted almonds, covered with a milk chocolate drizzle.
Other special treats for Halloween Time this year, beginning September 12, will include the Minnie Witch Apple, Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Pumpkin Fudge, and festive cake pops themed to creepy crawlers (spiders) and Mummy Mickey. There will also be some treats making their debut, but we don’t know yet what they are.
Speaking of Halloween, Disney’s Happiest Haunts Guided Tour returns to the Disneyland Resort with new stories and experiences! This year, the tour’s focus is on Disneyland park, where guests will learn about historical Halloween traditions, and even trick-or-treat for special goodies along Main Street, U.S.A. Throughout the park, the tour stops to experience popular Disneyland park attractions as well as the two special Halloween Time attractions, Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.
The tour is offered each night from September 12 through October 31 and is approximately 2 ½ hours long. Theme park admission for Disneyland park is required to attend the tour. Tour offerings are subject to availability and may change without notice. For pricing and booking information (and to find out about a special discount for Disney Rewards Visa and AAA card holders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disneyland Resort Annual Passport holders) call 714-781-TOUR (8687). Also, be sure to check out the other Disneyland Resort Guided Tours at Disneyland.com/Tours.
And finally, the news I’m most excited about—I’ve been waiting for this for at least 2 years! Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, one of Walt Disney’s earliest cartoon stars, has had a presence at Disney California Adventure park for the past couple of years, from rabbit ear hats to the Oswald ice cream sundaes at Clarabelle’s, to Oswald’s Service Station, a merchandise location at the entrance to Buena Vista Street. Now, Oswald himself is set to come home to Disneyland Resort! Starting September 14, guests will finally be able to meet Oswald on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park! I can’t wait to see him!
Epcot® Food & Wine Late Nights LIVE!
Prepare for delicious nibbles and drinks as dancing in the street keeps the party going into the night.
Each party includes:
6 food and beverage items from select marketplaces
A live DJ
Bringing together the love of food with the love of music, it’s the perfect destination for a tasty final bite!
Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk recently implemented a cover charge but Disney Vacation Club members and their guests are eligible for free admission.
A $5 cover charge applies for admission to the nightly dance parties…but not for DVC owners.
With a Disney Vacation Club member ID and photo ID, owners plus up to three guests receive free admission to the dance club.
Atlantic Dance Hall is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9pm to 1:30am. Admission is limited to guests over the age of 21 only.
On select Thursdays in the coming weeks, one Disney Vacation Club resort will host a special event for wine lovers.
The Martha’s Vineyard Lounge at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is home to a series of wine tasting events into the fall of 2014.
The events are open to DVC members and their guests. Each will feature three unique wines presented by a guest speaker.
Scheduled dates include September 4 & 25 and October 2 & 30, 2014 from 3:15pm – 4:00pm.
For pricing information, reservations and availability of additional dates call 407-934-3833.
From Trish @DreamSweetsLove
I was listening to your latest podcast and while TDR events do not get extended it may return next year with some changes which sometimes happens. Popular or not the TDR entertainment team is always planning something new so there is always something new to look forward to!
Ok so time for some belated TDR news:
This week we saw the end of The Legend of Mythica at Tokyo DisneySea. It debuted for Tokyo DisneySea’s 5th anniversary on July 14, 2006. This show was incredible with many dancers huge intricate floats with large moving animatronics and fire and water effects, one float even bungee cords allowing some performers to do flips and bounce in the air. The was also pyro, speed boats and kites! If you have never see this show I really recommend checking it out in YouTube.
Of course the last weeks leading to the final performance many guests came to enjoy the show for one last time. Some guests even started camping out two nights before braving the heat and a thunderstorm and rain on the night before. The day of the final performance had rain early in the day but it let up in time for the show. The final show performed to a packed Mediterranean Harbor. the final performance and show effect was absolutely on point. Guests stayed and applauded not just the end if the show but the the supporting technical and guest control cast as well. As the last dancers were leaving giving high fives the the guests as they departed for the last time some were tearing up a bit.
Personally I was happy to have been able to make it to the last show. The show has a special place in our heart because it was released the year our son was born so we have watched him grow up with it and have so many fond memories of watching him enjoy it from when he was a toddler into his primary school years. Thank you to all the cast from the show designers to the dancers and characters and to those working behind the scenes!
New! Construction Begins on “Rivers of Light” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: As the park undergoes the largest expansion in the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, construction continues on a number of enhancements and additions to park offerings, including a new nighttime spectacular called “Rivers of Light.”
As part of this expansion, construction walls will be installed in Asia and additional walls will be installed around Discovery River throughout Asia and into DinoLand U.S.A.. As a result, the smoking location across from Expedition Everest will be removed as the wall is installed.
The construction wall in Asia also will impact the Wilderness Explorers Telescope Badge activity. Instead of taking part in the assigned activity (using a telescope to determine the height of the Forbidden Mountain Peak),Wilderness Explorers can identify the correct answer on a Himalayan Vista image that will appear on the construction wall and earn their badge.
Disney Food Truck Serving Breakfast at Disney’s All Star Music Resort: Breakfast options are available at the Disney Food Truck every day from 7-11:30 a.m. The food truck is parked near the Singing Spirits Pool Bar at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort. Menu includes: Egg, bacon and cheese breakfast croissant; Kielbasa and caramelized onion biscuit sliders with sausage gravy; Strawberry-covered waffles with fresh whipped cream; donut holes and more.
THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOU COULD DO AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
The Adventures tours may be booked for 8:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday through Saturday (not available Sunday or Monday) and last two hours. Tours can consist of up to 10 people and meet at Fort Wilderness Meadows Bike Barn in Fort Wilderness. The cost is $96 per person.
learn to surf
Surf lessons are offered on select days prior to park opening. Times may vary by season and are subject to change. The associated cost is $165 per person, including tax.
The cost of each Private Premium VIP Tour varies between $315 and $500 per hour, depending on the season.
Fort Wilderness was offering archery lessons as one of their recreational offerings.. You will need to make a reservation in advance, and it is only offered on select afternoons. You can contact 407-WDW-PLAY for more information.
Disney offers various levels of formal photo sessions in the parks and around the resorts.
These sessions offer some beautiful backdrops for all types of photos: engagement, wedding, graduation, children and families.
Different from the PhotoPass Photographers, Disney’s Fine Art Photography will schedule an individualize portrait session with you.
They are not inexpensive, but they are a great way for a Disney family or couple to commemorate a special occasion. You can see more on their website: http://disneyfineartphotography.com/
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