Star Wars 40th Anniversary Merchandise Arrives at Disney Store Online, Including Limited Release Shirts Available to Order Through May 28th, 2017
The Disney Store online has a variety of 40th anniversary Star Wars merchandise available today. Some of it is limited edition or limited release, including t-shirts (slim fit, these are Disney Store and not Disney Parks shirts). The shirts can take 4-6 weeks to arrive.
Here is a look at a few of the shirts, which are only available to order through May 28th, 2017. Any purchase made through Mousesteps does help support us, thank you!
About 40 items are currently online for Pandora: The World of Avatar in the Disney Parks section of the Disney Store online. These include several limited release shirts and a limited edition MagicBand (limited to 2000). It seems these limited release shirts may be available within the land at Disney's Animal Kingdom itself for at least a period of time as well - they are dated for May 27th, 2017 on the back, the opening date of Pandora. The shirts are buy one, get one 40% off or priced individually. The limited release shirts can take 3-5 weeks to arrive. Any purchase made through our links does help support us, thank you! Check out our article with 120 photos, video and our Mousesteps Weekly YouTube Show all about Pandora!
Here is a look at the shirts and MagicBand, I don't expect the MagicBand to last long.
- Screen art on chest, back shoulder, and sleeve
- Heathered jersey knit
- Ribbed crew neck
- As seen in Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom
- 90% cotton / 10% polyester
We went to a preview of Pandora -The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park last weekend. The land officially opens to all guests on May 27th, 2017. Even though we ended up staying for about 8 hours within the land, nearly half of that was waiting out rain, and then there was a delay inside Flight of Passage due to technical difficulties. So my time walking around the land was minimal, but it allowed for enough photos and video for the first visit.
As someone who is not a fan of Avatar, I don't personally feel a huge connection to it yet and I am not sure if that will happen. The land is very pretty and lush with waterfalls and the floating mountains. I look forward to seeing it at night, evening photos I have seen are stunning. I would ride the Na'vi River Journey again if there is a short wait, but Flight of Passage is a bigger commitment and I am not sure we will be able to get Fastpasses often (so I expect to ride that seldom, just like Frozen Ever After at Epcot). The food at the Satu'li Canteen is better than I anticipated. So before showing photos and video, those are my first thoughts in a nutshell. Jeff actually is a big fan of both Avatar and the new land.
The photos and videos are on 2 pages.
The new Happily Ever After projection and fireworks show debuted on May 12th, 2017, just one night after the last showing of the longtime guest favorite Wishes. For myself, I was ready for something new and was completely wowed by Happily Ever After, and it was easy to see that most or all of the guests around me felt the same way. The show has a similar feel to the former Disney Dreams castle show at Disneyland Paris, utilizing some underused characters (such as Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame) as well as current ones like Moana. Even the Frozen segment is different, staying away from the oft-used "Let it Go" in favor of "Love is an Open Door". Here is a look at photos and video from the first night, including some merchandise and other photos.
This is our full video of the fireworks show, followed by about 60 photos from the day and evening.
Disney Parks Offering "Countdown to Fun" Box to Build Excitement for Walt Disney World Vacation at $99.00
Disney Parks online is now offering a Countdown to Fun box for Walt Disney World that Disney describes as, a great way to build up excitement for your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation through a scavenger hunt complete with specially selected merchandise and phone messages from Mickey. I posted a few photos below, there are even more on the Disney Store website. Merchandise in the box can vary. Use code SHIP50 for free shipping. Any purchase made through Mousesteps does help support us, thank you!
The box costs $99.99 (the limit is one for ordering) and includes:
- Scavenger Hunt instructions
- Letter from Mickey
- Clues for you to provide to your party to find the boxes
- Six boxes filled with specially selected merchandise to prepare for your Walt Disney World vacation. Each box comes with a number to call to receive a special message from Mickey:
It's only been a couple of short years since the dining landscape at Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) consisted of a few restaurants I would want to occasionally visit. How times have changed, as more quality venues are added - I could dine at Disney Springs every day now.
The newest restaurant at Disney Springs is The Polite Pig, located in Town Center. We were invited to a media tasting last Friday, and we then went on our own on Saturday to try a few other items and see how the ordering process worked. The Polite Pig is a modern barbecue restaurant and a sister restaurant to The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park (I haven't yet been, but it's very well reviewed). The Polite Pig serves barbecue dishes, filling a niche that was underserved on Walt Disney World property. The food items often have a twist to them, usually with suprisingly great results (like the brussel sprouts). The Polite Pig is co-owned by James and Julie Petrakis, as well as his brother Brian Petrakis. They were approached by Disney to have a local restaurant, or as James put it, the "first local chef presence".
Here is a look at the menu with current prices. The sides can be less expensive when ordering three of them or with a sandwich.
Star-Lord and Baby Groot Now Meeting in Disney's Hollywood Studios at "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2." Meet & Greet (Photos and Video)
Star-Lord and Baby Groot started meeting guests today at Disney's Hollywood Studios inside One Man's Dream, where Moana met guests until recently. My favorite character from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is Baby Groot, and the character is just as adorable here as in the film. Here is a look at photos and video from today!
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