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.
Geyser Point Bar & Grill Open at Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Photos & Video (Including Food & Drinks)
Geyser Point Bar & Grill opened on February 13th at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. We were there on opening day, which also was the day that Roaring Fork closed for refurbishment through maybe sometime this summer. Disney's Wilderness Lodge has been one of my favorite resorts since it opened in 1994. It didn't take long after that for a DVC addition to be added (The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge), now renamed Boulder Ridge Villas. New additions to the resort will include the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins, and Geyser Point Bar & Grill services that area.
Rivers of Light is now open at Disney's Animal Kingdom park! Originally scheduled to open April 22nd, 2016 (Earth Day), it took over nine more months to debut to guests. We were there for the first preview day, a week before the actual February 17th opening. Here is a look at photos and video from the show, with thoughts on the dining packages and more. We also have a look at the merchandise at the end of the article.
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is the setting for the Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo & Stitch at 'Ohana. We booked the breakfast for yesterday since we'd never been. This is our review of the experience, and we will be discussing it on Mousesteps Weekly #216. I've been to 'Ohana many times in the past for dinner, it used to be a favorite of mine - and it was nice to try something new to us. Jeff and I have both been visiting Disney's Polynesian Village Resort for 40+ years, it's surprising the breakfast has escaped us this far. You do want to book this before your trip.
'Ohana is the official name of the restaurant, call it "Ohana's" on social media and you'll likely be corrected. But our server even added the "s" at the end, so it's easy to see where there can be confusion. 'Ohana only offers characters at breakfast, dinner is not a character meal.
The sign outside the breakast says "Best Friend Character Breakfast", but online it adds the "s" at the end of "Friend".
The hit Disney film Moana will be out on Blu-ray/DVD on March 7th, 2017! We look forward to owning this one. And if you pre-order the Moana combo pack prior to that (until March 6th, 2017) at the Disney Store, you will receive a free lithograph set - while supplies last. You can see the four lithos at the link. They feature baby Moana, adult Moana, Heihei and Pua, and Maui. Any purchase made through Mousesteps does help support us, thank you!
From Disney: Pre-Order Disney Moana Blu-ray Combo Pack by March 6, 2017 and receive an exclusive set of four Lithographs, while supplies last. Each 10'' x 14'' lithograph features a special Disney seal stamped in gold foil.
We stopped by Harmony Barber Shop in the Magic Kingdom yesterday so Jeff could get his hair cut by Michal, and found out that Michal's last day before retiring will be Friday, January 13th, 2017. Not only is it Michal's last day, but it is his only day of work left. Michal has been at the Harmony Barber Shop for 20 years now, and it's always been a pleasure to see him when he's working and to get my hair cut with him on occasion as well. Here are a few photos from yesterday, Michal will be missed at the Magic Kingdom by so many guests!
PizzeRizzo opened last month at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the former location of Toy Story Pizza Planet. While the food pretty much stayed the same (I was hoping for an upgrade), the atmosphere is much nicer with terrific theming throughout. PizzeRizzo is 2 stories with outdoor seating both on the ground and upper level. But it is the Banquet Room that has become one of my favorite places to eat in at Walt Disney World (just for atmosphere). I do really like that the Muppets are being utilized so much across property now.
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