Limited Release Great Movie Ride & Universe of Energy T-Shirts (Including Passholder) Available to Order Through August 17th, 2017
The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot's Universe of Energy close forever on August 13th. To commemorate that, Disney has released shirts that have been sold in the parks this past week for a limited time. The shirts can be ordered through August 17th, 2017 and can take 3- 5 weeks to arrive. They also can be purchased at buy one, get 40% off a second shirt. Free shipping kicks in at $50, so get together with a friend and save both on shirts and shipping if you aren't looking to purchase more than one! Any purchase made through Mousesteps does help support us, thanks!
Here are the shirts and information on them!
Fantasmic! at Disneyland is overall better than ever, we viewed it several times during our trip in July. For one of those viewings, we had booked the Fantasmic! Dining Package at the River Belle Terrace. The River Belle Terrace will be closing for a refurbishment with Cafe Orleans replacing it during that time period.
From the Disney Parks Blog: While River Belle Terrace is under refurbishment at Disneyland park, guests can make reservations beginning August 15 for the Cafe Orleans dining package. These packages are available September 5 – November 16.
No matter which table service venue you are dining in, this will give an idea of what to expect with the food and Fantasmic! Dining Package process and show. To be honest, my first choice for the dining package would have been Blue Bayou but it sold out for each night we were there almost immediately once packages went on sale. For about $20 more per person ($65 vs. $45 plus tax and gratuity), it offers a beautiful setting and really a better menu and I wouldn't go any other way next time if booking a package. But if you are on a tight Disneyland deadline and want a good spot with little work, the River Belle Terrace was fine for that. Here is a look at the full experience. The one package that is different is at the Hungry Bear, the food is a boxed meal. You can book packages at 60 days out here.
Disney MaxPass - Disneyland's version of mobile Fastpass with a PhotoPass inclusion - debuted on July 19th, 2017. We were in town at that time and decided to test it on July 21st for the $10.00 per person introductory cost (Signature Passholders receive it included with their pass, other Disneyland Passholders are able to add it for $75.00 per year). Honestly, I had been skeptical when it was first announced. This was the first time I have ever paid for Fastpass or a skip-the-line offering at any park. I also think the name would have been better as "Fastpass Premium" or something like that. But that said, I think it is a much better version of Fastpass than what we have in Florida - easy to use, convenient, and it includes PhotoPass for the day (the PhotoPass part was confusing at first). Here is our review and information about Disney MaxPass.
Disneyland Celebrates it's 62nd Birthday with 62 Characters and "The Happiest March on Earth" (Photos and Video)
Disneyland celebrated 62 years today. I can't believe it has already been two years since the 60th! There was a large crowd early at Town Square for the event today, so we started at Sleeping Beauty Castle and did the march down Main Street with the band, Fab Five and Chip & Dale. 62 total characters soon joined the Dapper Dans and other Cast Members. Here is a look at the event with photos and a full video!
I was at the D23 Expo media preview tonight and have video to share of the Star Wars Land model that was unveiled! This is the Disneyland version, though much of the lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will be the same - mostly it is the entrances to the lands that will be different (the transitions). I will also add some photos I took tomorrow evening after the first day of the D23 Expo. I hope many of our readers and viewers are here to enjoy the event! And below the video is the press release from today's unveiling.
A Look Around Disney's Wilderness Lodge Including Refurbished Roaring Fork, New Boulder Ridge Cove Pool and Cascade Cabins Exteriors
Disney's Wilderness Lodge has been undergoing a major transformation over the past couple of years as the new Copper Creek Villas & Cabins development has spurred on refurbishments and additions around the property. In February we posted photos, video and a review of the new Geyser Point Bar & Grill from opening day - at that time, the Roaring Fork counter service location began a refurbishment that just ended last week as it re-opened with a somewhat new look and menu. On this visit, we also walked around the Cascade Cabins that open on July 17th ( we have not been inside yet); the new Boulder Ridge Cove Pool; and the exterior of the resort. We also had breakfast at Roaring Fork and show that as well.
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