"The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic" Debuts at Disney's Animal Kingdom - Photos, Video, Initial Thoughts
The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic soft opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom yesterday (the official debut is tonight). The show is temporary while the signature Rivers of Light show is readied, hopefully to be shown later this year. The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic was put together in a fairly short amount of time, so it doesn't have that lengthy lead time that Rivers of Light would have had. There are elements I like and elements that didn't work for me in The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic. The show feels more Bollywood than Jungle Book in my opinion. This isn't a style of music and performance that is unfamiliar to me (I have extended family originally from India and one of my stepsisters teaches spiritual dance, yoga, etc. around the world). I like this type of music, this type of performance, but the show was a mixed bag for me.
Disney Parks has new Limited Release t-shirts celebrating the 50th Anniversary of "its a small world" at Disneyland and 45th anniversary at Walt Disney World. These shirts do not say 3-5 weeks for shipping, but 5-7 business days. Plus, I'm not seeing a date that they will be sold until. It seems they are available while supplies last. I do love the design. These shirts can be mixed and matched, 2 for $44.00 or they are priced separately. The women's shirt has a v-neck, and there is a shirt for girls too. Any purchase you make at The Disney Store through Mousesteps does help support us, thank you!
The shirts are 100% cotton.
Epcot's Norway Restrooms Open (Photos); Frozen Ever After Attraction and Meet & Greet will Open June 21st, 2016
New restrooms have opened at Epcot's Norway pavilion, replacing the smaller ones that were there previously. The opening date for the new Frozen Ever attraction and meet and greet will be June 21st, just under a month away - and more theming can be seen now that the restroom area is open. Here is a look at the new restrooms and more of the work taking place in anticipation for next month.
We've been posting about the newest restaurants at Disney Springs, and yesterday we went with friends to AristoCrepes. This anticipated location features both savory and sweet crepes, with plenty of choices in both categories. It officially opens Sunday, May 21st but has soft opened in the last couple of days. There are a total of 8 crepes, and we tried 6 of them. This is a Disney run location, but currently is not on the Disney Dining Plan. AristoCrepes is located on the other side of the Village Causeway (Marketplace Bridge), closer to the Rainforest Cafe. We were told that regular hours would be from 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., which would essentially make this a dinner location.
D-Luxe Burger opened to the public on May 15th, 2016 with the new Disney Springs Town Center. The beautifully designed restaurant offers up delicious and unique hamburgers, along with "twisted" milkshakes and fresh-cut french fries. For those on the Disney Dining Plan, D-Luxe Burger takes one Quick Service entitlement. And while this is a counter service location, it is anything but fast food - and I say that in the best way possible. It was well worth the extra 5+ minutes it took to receive our food over regular counter service locations at Walt Disney World. The food is fresh and mostly created in-house.
Tervis has had some of their best Star Wars designs on sale, half price! The Darth Vader "I Am Your Father" 24 oz. tumbler is an especially great tumbler for Father's Day. Some of the Star Wars sale tumblers come in different sizes, and there are more than I listed here. Tumblers can sell out at any time, there is no date given for the end of the half price Star Wars tumblers. There are also so many other tumblers not on sale, including Disney, Harry Potter, sports and a lots of others. Any purchase you make through Mousesteps does help support us, thank you!
Here is the Tervis Star Wars - Darth Vader I am Your Father 24oz Tumbler. It is currently $11.99.
Sprinkles Cupcake ATM at Disney Springs: Review with Photos & Video at New Walt Disney World Location
We posted a full preview with lots of information about Sprinkles at Disney Springs (Walt Disney World) a few days back. The Sprinkles Cupcake ATM wasn't available at that time, but it was yesterday for the Town Center opening. I'd never used a Sprinkles Cupcake ATM before, so it was a lot of fun to be one of the first to try it at Disney Springs. Here is a look at it in photos and video, plus some information about whether or not you should use it or bypass and go inside the shop.
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- New Hollywood Minnie Mouse & Sorcerer Mickey Meet & Greet at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Photos & Video
- Minnie Mouse Helps Cast Members Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort 2nd Annual Golf Cart Parade
- Earffel Tower Removed at Disney's Hollywood Studios: Photos & Video From Former Tram Tour
- Zootopia's Nick Wilde & Judy Hopps Debut in Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World
- New Aquatic Play Area Opens at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Doubloon Lagoon: Photos & Video
- Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom Weaves Storytelling, Good Food & Disney Tributes to Create Unique Dining Experience (Review)
- Star Wars Launch Bay Opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios Along with Other Galactic Offerings; Photos & Video
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