Walt Disney World has announced that there will be four additional restaurants that will have beer and wine available inside The Magic Kingdom! The restaurants adding the booze are: Tony’s Town Square, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Liberty Tree Tavern, and Skipper Canteen.
I’m not sure how I feel about this! But, I knew that once it was introduced at Be Our Guest, it was only a matter of time before the ability to consume alcohol came to other venues within Magic Kingdom Park! And, while I am hoping that most will only consume a little to go with their meal, there is that possibility that a few may overindulge.
Personally, I am not a big drinker! Maybe one or two a year. So, at this point, I am taking a wait and see attitude about all of this. I am sure it will generate a bit of revenue! I am thinking it may bolster the guest experience at Tony’s Town Square. And, I am sure that the prices will live up to WDW standards!
But, how popular will it really be? Does the addition of alcohol at Magic Kingdom take something out of the feel of the park? One can’t help but wonder!
Thank you for reading, my friends!
Let’s Keep The Magic Alive!!
The NFL has partnered with Walt Disney World for this season’s pre-Pro Bowl Festivities taking place at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex. And, some of the players have been announced!
There will be a total of 88 players in attendance Some of the players scheduled to play are Aaron Rodgers (GB), Tom Brady (NE), Odell Beckham Jr.(NYG), and rookies Daks Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott (my favorite) from the Dallas Cowboys.
There will be a lot of special events taking place that will culminate in a parade on Main Street U.S.A. that will include the players, cheerleaders, and several community based groups.
The Pro Bowl game is scheduled for January 29 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando! See Pro Bowl Ticket Information for more! For more on the activities at WDW visit The ESPN Wide World Of Sports Page.
Happy New Year from threestrandswdw.com! Where we are working to Keep The Magic Alive!
In case you haven’t been paying attention, Walt Disney World announced that Pandora: The World Of Avatar will open sometime during the Summer 2017. And, while that isn’t a specific date, it seems likely that they will try to open around Memorial Day. That’s assuming that everything is working as it is supposed to work.
Watch The Pandora Behind The Scenes Video
It also appears that Rivers of Light may be ready to go by then. There were a few cast member previews in early December and, while there were a few minor glitches, it seems to have gone well. No date has been announced, at this time.
There is a change coming to the 2017 EPCOT International Food And Wine Festival. Beginning on August 31, 2017 and running through November 13, 2017. This will be the longest this festival has ever run and should allow for more people to enjoy it and all that goes with it. I am hoping to get there, myself, this year!
I will do my best to keep you all up to date on anything that is happening anywhere on the Walt Disney World Resort property! It seems that WDW could be on the verge of a lot of changes very quickly! Though, probably not quick enough for most of us who love the place!
Thanks for reading, my friends!
Let’s keep the Magic Alive!
Walt Disney World will be airing the “Fantasy In The Sky” fireworks show beginning at 11:45PM on December 31, 2016 (New Year’s Eve). There will be a Blog Post from DisneyParksBlog.com when it is time to begin! It may also show up on YouTube Live, but that’s not a certainty!
If you can’t be at The Magic Kingdom, this is a good way to feel like it! I plan on watching, do you?
Happy New Year, my friends!
Keep the Magic Alive!
Walt Disney World announced a new way to enter Magic Kingdom Park. Beginning January 9, 2017, guests will be able to enter Main Street U.S.A. prior to actual opening. Some shopping and food will be available as you wander into the park.
A new ‘welcome’ show will be presented on the Castle Forecourt Stage to begin you ‘magic’! There is no word on whether the current Welcome Show at the entrance of the park will continue, but I would guess No!
Keep the magic alive, my friends!!
Our favorite Mouse is having a birthday! Mickey Mouse will be celebrating his birthday at Disney Parks around the world, this Friday! He will be 88 years old!
The Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! parade in The Magic Kingdom, at WDW, will have a special tribute to Walt Disney’s beloved creation and everyone is invited to attend.
So, let’s all wish a very Happy Birthday to the Mouse that started it all!!
Happy Birthday, Mickey!
In case you haven’t seen the new commercials, or posts online, Walt Disney World has begun a new promotion based on the Endless Magic theme. As a part of this theme, there is a new ticket offering for those traveling between November 15, 2016 and May 26, 2017. What is it, you ask? Introducing the 4 Park Magic Ticket!
This ticket can be used for a total of four days at the Walt Disney World theme parks. The cost is $70 per day. There are, big surprise, some restrictions to the use of this ticket. Those restrictions are:
- One Day admissions each to Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on four separate days. You can’t enter the same Park more than once!
- Tickets must be used within 14 days of first use, or by May 26, 2017.
- Black-out days apply for 12/17/2016 – 1/2/2017 and 4/10 – 4/21/2017.
Hotel packages are available, even at some off-property resorts. So, contact your favorite Disney Travel Specialist to book these packages!
Thanks for reading, and have a Blessed and Magical day, my friends!
Walt Disney World will be offering several Experiences to bring in the New Year 2017, this year. Booking is NOW AVAILABLE for these December 31, 2016 special events!
From the Disney Parks Blog…
California Grill New Year’s Eve Dinner – With spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom® Park, this dine-around style gala features cooking stations throughout the restaurant. Plus, a host of favorite Disney Characters will make appearances.
The event takes place from 7:30 p.m.-midnight. The price is $650 per person.
Victoria & Albert’s New Year’s Eve Dinner – A luxurious evening in this AAA Five Diamond restaurant features gracious “butler-style” service, live harp music and personalized menus to remember the special evening. Seatings are available between 6-7:45 p.m. The price is $600 per person.
New Year’s Eve at Epcot World ShowPlace –This all-you-care-to-eat extravaganza is a real family affair featuring photo ops with fun vignettes for posing (but no Disney Characters) and Disney tunes. Seatings are available from 3-9 p.m. The cost is $72.90 for adults and $44.38 for children (ages 3-11). And, later in the evening, your Clients can head out to the promenade for fireworks over World Showcase Lagoon to welcome 2017.
Monsieur Paul New Year’s Eve Dinner – In the elegant upstairs dining room at the France pavilion at Epcot, your Clients can feast on a four-course, prix fixe menu of classical French cuisine. Six seatings are available on New Year’s Eve: 11:45 a.m., Noon, 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. The price is $110.81. Plus, a special late-night dinner with two seatings are available at 8:45p.m. and 9:45p.m. The price is $305.03.
Narcoossee’s New Year’s Eve Dinner – Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, this generous four-course menu is offered with seatings between 5 and 5:45 p.m. A five-course menu is offered with seating from 8:30-9:25 p.m. for a late-night celebration with live music. The first seating $150 for adults and $70 for children ages 3-9. The second seating is $255 for adults and $95 for children ages 3-9.
Well, here we go again! Walt Disney World has raised the prices for tickets in what seems to be an almost semi-annual event. And, while there are price changes to ALL levels of admission, the biggest is by far the introduction of Tiered Ticket Prices for the One-Day Magic Your Way ticket. That means that your One-Day admission can vary depending on the time of year, or even the day of any given week!
I can’t say for sure, but this may be where some potential visitors begin to question whether it’s a good idea to visit WDW or not. But, maybe that’s the goal? I’m sure that one of the primary goals is to drive folks to the Multi-Day tickets. All of which have a 14-day limit after first use. And, rumor has it that there may soon be a limit on how long you can hold onto an unused ticket. So, if you are pre-purchasing tickets for a future visit, you may want to check for an expiration date for usage.
Will these changes keep hardcore fans from visiting? I seriously doubt it! But, for those who may be marginal about making the trip, it may be enough to send them to other destination. How about you?
Thanks for reading! Have a God Blessed and Magical day, my friends!
This is bit of a different post, but I hope you’ll give it a read!
With the demise of the Live365 service, some may be wondering what happened to all of the Disney Music stations. Well, good news! Many have found new homes! Here are a few that I follow, and if you have others, feel free to add them in the comments at the bottom of this post!
A service called Radionomy has surfaced as the go to platform for internet radio. Many of the Disney favorites are making the transition to this service including: Magical Mouse Radio, D Park Radio, Sorcerer Radio, and others. Mouseworld Radio has been reduced to a single station. And, there have been no updates posted on their website as of the time of this posting.
There are many of these stations that can also be heard on the Tune-In app on most cell phones. Check out http://www.TuneIn.com for more!
If you enjoy the memories that are associated with the In Park Music and Attractions, check out these services.
Thanks for reading and have a Blessed and Magical day!