Disney-Pixar's "Cars 3" Nationwide Tour Kicks off at Walt Disney World's Disney Springs, Including First Public Appearance of Jackson Storm (Photos, Video)
Disney-Pixar's Cars 3 is on the road! The film opens on June 16th, 2017, but 27 cities across the country will be part of the Disney-Pixar Cars Road to the Races tour, which just kicked off today at Walt Disney World's Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney). The Disney Springs leg of the tour ends on March 26th, but check out the official website to see if the event will be coming to a city near you! Here are photos and video from a media preview today, including new car Jackson Storm, who made his public debut at the event. Cruz Ramirez was first seen during the Daytona 500 week. I expect this tour to be VERY popular! Disney-Pixar Road to the Races ends during the weekend of June 24th and 25th at the Sonoma Raceway in California.
We've posted a number of dining reviews at Disney Springs recently - mostly media events this year, but there are a few newer restaurants we've not yet tried. STK was one of them (except for an opening event with appetizers and drinks, which our group left early from). There was a great STK promo over the holidays that included an extra $50.00 with a $50.00 gift card. That offer was too good to pass up, and we went last weekend for lunch. Lunch is now only on weekends, although there is a brunch coming and the server said it'd be served every day (I know that would be unusual, so we'll see how it pans out). Apparently that will begin around mid-April, though there wasn't an exact date available when I asked. With so many restaurants at Disney Springs, and fantastic steak at The Boathouse within a quick walk, I think brunch would be a very good addition to bring something unique to Disney Springs. At the same time, lunch was excellent and we'd dine here again. Here is a look at our experience!
Limited Release Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean 50th and Bear Country 45th Anniversary Shirts Available to Order at Disney Parks Online Through March 26th, 2017
Disney Parks is now offering limited release shirts celebrating both Pirates of the Caribbean for its 50th anniversary and Bear Country for its 45th anniversary (The Country Bear Jamboree is no longer at the Disneyland Park). These are available to order through Sunday, March 26th, 2017 and can take 3-5 weeks to arrive. These shirts are buy 1, get 1 40% off, and come in both adult and child sizes. Any purchase made through Mousesteps does help support us, thank you!
Here is the information on the Pirates shirt:
- Front features commemorative 50th Anniversary Pirates of the Caribbean and Disneyland logos, plus vintage illustrations
- Ghostly Jolly Roger screen art at hem
- Soft jersey knit
- Ribbed crew neck
- Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean first officially welcomed guests in Disneyland's New Orleans Square on March 18, 1967
- 100% cotton
One of our California correspondents sent us a few photos with a video clip from Star Wars Land construction at Disneyland. You can see a couple of At-At walkers forming. Star Wars Land at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World are scheduled to open sometime in 2019.
The new live-action Beauty & the Beast officially opens this week. It was less than a week ago that we watched the 9-minute preview at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and I wasn't sold on the film from that. Emma Watson, in my opinion, is not a perfect Belle and doesn't have the captivating presence that Luke Evans (Gaston) and Beast (Dan Stevens) have. The first half of the film is a little slow for me, but the second half delivers a strong romance between Belle and Beast and a solid ending.
Disney March Magic 2017 T-Shirts Are Back w/New Shirt Designs, Posters and a Travel Tumbler (Limited Release Through April 13th, 2017)
Free shipping can be had this weekend on any order with a Beauty and the Beast item, code FREESHIP through March 19th.
March Magic is back again, featuring 34 limited release t-shirt designs with posters also available, and a travel tumbler for the first time with all the team designs. The fan vote itself (in its 4th year) features 18 teams across Walt Disney World only - not Disneyland - though the shirts encompass many more designs, including ones featuring Disneyland themes. With the purchase of three t-shirts, there is a 20% discount, with five t-shirts it is a 25% discount, and 30% discount on ten or more with code MARCHMAGIC. There is also free shipping on $50.00 or more with SHIP50. Any purchase made through Mousesteps does help support us, thank you!
The shirts are available through Thursday, April 13th, 2017 and can take 3-5 weeks to be delivered. They are 100% cotton, soft jersey knit and ribbed crew neck. More information can be found when clicking on the t-shirt, as well as a picture of the back of each shirt. The first shirt includes Figment, but there are great t's for Epcot's former Horizons attraction, Cranium Command, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride from Disneyland and more!
Miss Adventure Falls opened at Typhoon Lagoon today, a new family water raft ride that essentially takes the place of the former Shark Reef even though Shark Reef was in a different location (it closed in October, 2016). The attraction offers the first audio-animatronic in a Disney water park, and a conveyer system so that guests don't have to carry the rafts up a hill. Here is a look at photos and video of the new ride!
I'm starting with the video, and then keep reading for information about the ride and photos.
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