Tiki Icon Added to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Lobby Fountain as Resort Gets Ready for DVC Debut; Bungalow Interior Pics, Lava Pool & More!
Back in December, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort opened its newly refurbished lobby with a lovely ceremony. Gone was the beloved waterfall, in its place an open floor plan with plenty of seating. There is a small fountain, and we were told then that the Tiki in the concept art would be placed there around April 1st. Today it was added, and the Tiki gives a little more height to the fountain. Cast Members were invited to an Open Mouse today as well - and while we aren't Cast Members, we have photos from inside the Bora Bora Bungalows and Studio (thanks to Cast Member friends), along with our own pictures of the Lava Pool and Trader Sam's Grog Grotto patio progress. So much is happening in a short period of time!
Disney's Grand Floridian 2015 Chocolate Easter Egg Display Debuts; Includes Cinderella Carriage, Elsa, Hercules & Meg
The 4th Annual Chocolate Easter Egg Display at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is now out for guests to smell and see! Each of these magnificent creations begins as a hollow egg 16-20 inches tall and 9-12 pounds. But with a little magic (and the skilled hands and artistry of the bakery team), they become works of art for guests to enjoy around the Easter holiday. Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek leads his team not only in designing Easter eggs, but crafting the iconic Gingerbread House - oh, and the team also designs wedding cakes for guests on property! We have covered this display for all 4 years. After reading our article, take a look at the 2014 eggs.
It was a perfect day to visit Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. All of the chocolate eggs are located within the lobby, although in six locations instead of just the entrance.
The BOATHOUSE at Downtown Disney (Disney Springs) to Open in April 2015; Our Interview with Creator Steven Schussler
The BOATHOUSE restaurant will be opening next month (April, 2015) at Downtown Disney, soon to be Disney Springs. As Schussler Creative CEO Steven Schussler told us, it really makes use of the underutilized waterfront. While we did tour the restaurant, we weren't able to take photos or video this time within the walls since it wasn't quite show ready. Each room in The BOATHOUSE is different from the next, with unique light fixtures featured throughout. Schussler is a stickler for lighting, and the restaurant even has someone who is in charge of making sure that any burned out lightbulb is replaced immediately.
We had a tour and interview today at The BOATHOUSE Restaurant, which opens in April. Our next stop was Characters in Flight to view all of Downtown Disney as it transforms into Disney Springs. In addition, we have photos and video from the boat and by foot. It is pretty incredible to see how much work is being done at Downtown Disney from the air.
We went to the Magic Kingdom Friday night to test out the Wishes fireworks Fastpass+ viewing in the newly expanded hub. We'd received a lot of questions we couldn't answer (like whether guests could view the Main Street Electrical Parade). On this visit, we chose Plaza Garden East, which is located close to the Tomorrowland Terrace. I plan to add more information to this article when we've experienced Plaza Garden West later this week.
Hi everyone -
I was hoping to get one more stroll through my favorite area of the Magic Kingdom before it closed for hub expansion, but I missed it by a day or two. The iconic Rose Garden at the Magic Kingdom is now gone. That doesn't mean roses won't be back, I don't know what flowers might be planted. But it won't look the same as it has for the past 35 years.
We've attended two days of the 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival so far - once on a weekday, and the other on the weekend. We have 13 tips for you to make the most out of your Epcot Flower & Garden Festival day! This is our second article on the Festival, the first being a 240 photo tour of opening day - plus there are numerous videos within this article to get a better sense of the Festival. We have been covering the Festival for 9 years now, it is my favorite time of year at Walt Disney World.
- Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2015 Tour in Over 240 Photos: Topiaries, Flowers, Merchandise & More
- 2/28 Magic Kingdom Hub Expansion Update as Plaza Garden East Opens (Photos, Video of East, West and More)
- Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Photo Walk 2015; 250 Photos in Tour of Resort
- New Animal Carvings Bring Tree of Life to Guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park
- Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Photo Walk 2015 - Photo Tour Around Resort in 160 Pictures
- New Starbucks Opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios: A Look Inside the Trolley Car Cafe' and Offerings
- Disney's Wilderness Lodge Opens Kids Water Play Area (Splash Pad)
- Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Lobby Opens With New Look, Smaller Water Feature; DVC Bungalows Slated to Open April 1, 2015 (Photos, Video)
- Review: Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy & His Pals at Four Seasons Resort Orlando is a Fun Way to Begin Day
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