Disney Store Sale Offering 25% off $100.00, 20% off $75.00 or 15% off $50.00 Through August 28th, Including Halloween & Christmas
The Disney Store online has a sale this weekend:
There are so many new items, including Halloween merchandise and a wide variety of Sketchbook Ornaments and other Christmas ornaments. There are some exclusions as always, but 25% off merchandise is a good deal. And free shipping kicks in at a $75 order! Any purchase made through Mousesteps does help support us, thank you!
PizzeRizzo Concept Art & Construction at Disney's Hollywood Studios: New Restaurant Coming to Muppets Courtyard
A few days back, we were at Disney's Hollywood Studios and concept art had been posted for the upcoming PizzeRizzo counter service restaurant in the Muppets Courtyard (it replaces the former Toy Story Pizza Planet Location). The restaurant is scheduled to open sometime this fall. I photographed both the concept art - which is rich in detail - as well as the construction on the building. I'm hoping the pizza will be upgraded from Toy Story Pizza Planet, that was never my favorite pizza on property. I certainly think the atmosphere will be more of my taste over the former restaurant incarnation. Here is a look at the concept art and construction!
New Disney Sketchbook Ornaments Include Stitch, Scrooge McDuck, Star Wars, Princesses & More, About 75 in All!
The Disney Store released a variety of new Sketchbook Ornaments today, bringing the number (as of this writing) on the Disney Store website to about 75. There are some really fun ones, including Scrooge McDuck, Stitch and Tinker Bell. Also included are Star Wars, Marvel, princess, and vintage movie ornaments (and many more!) The Belle Variant Sketchbook Ornament is limited to 3000 and will sell out well before any of the others. Hitting "buy" here doesn't gurantee availability. Here is a look at just some of the new ornaments! Any purchase made through Mousesteps does help support us, thank you!
Epcot Germany Garden Railway Adds Miniature Food & Wine Festival Signage & Decor a Month Ahead of Event
The Epcot Germany Garden Railway is the setting for miniature festivals and Christmas at the same time that Epcot celebrates each year. For 2016, the miniature village apparently will be celebrating at least an extra month of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, with banners, tables, and an Oktoberfest booth already in place. Not yet there this year (I'm not sure if they are coming) are other booths that have been in the display during previous years (including a Greece booth). Take a look at what is happening in the village! The Epcot Food & Wine Festival runs this year from September 14th - November 14th, 2016.
Planet Hollywood Observatory Name Takes Shape; Paddlefish & The Edison Construction Update at Disney Springs (Updated August 15th, 2016)
Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs now has the "Observatory" being added to the front of the building. There is still a lot more work to be done, I'm not sure when the actual opening of the Planet Hollywood Observatory will be (it says summer, but it doesn't really look close enough). The photos here are mostly from August 13th and 15th.
Review: Chef Art Smith's Homecoming: Florida Kitchen Brings Delicious Southern Cooking to Disney Springs
Just before our trip to California last week, we visited Chef Art Smith's Homecoming: Florida Kitchen & Southern Shine (the name always is a mouthful!) with friends. I was looking forward to this new location, which boasts southern specialties like fried chicken and shrimp & grits. Chef Art Smith spent ten years as personal chef to Oprah Winfrey, and has done much more. He owns other restaurants, has authored cookbooks and has won the James Beard award twice. He also comes from a sixth-generation Florida family, and the "Homecoming" stems from his return to Walt Disney World after first becoming a Cast Member on the Magic Kingdom College Program in 1981.
I do expect to add to this article in the future when trying new-to-us items from the menu. We paid for our meals, and views are always ours either way.
The Disney Store online has added a variety of new adult socks from Disney Parks! These include Chip & Dale, monorail, Peter Pan, Stitch and more. Here are some of my favorites, you can find others here. Any purchase made through Mousesteps does help support us, thank you!
- Review: Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza: A Delicious Addition to Disney Springs
- AbracadaBar Opens on the Walt Disney World BoardWalk: Photos & Video of Newest Themed Bar at WDW
- Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Being Refurbished; Food Court Moved to Former Bonfamille's Cafe' (Photos)
- Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs Opens: Store Offers Merchandise & Rooftop Beverage Bar (Including Beverly Ice Cream Float!)
- Review: Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar at Disney Springs Overhauls Food Menu
- Frozen Ever After Draws Large Crowds for Opening Day at Epcot (Photos, Video Including Queue & Attraction)
- Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire Debuts with New Mickey and Minnie (Shanghai Disney Look)
- Mako Hypercoaster at SeaWorld Orlando: Photos & POV Video as Attraction Readies for June 10th Opening
- D-Luxe Burger Review: Disney Springs Quick Service Location Blends Great Food & Storytelling
- Sprinkles Cupcake ATM at Disney Springs: Review with Photos & Video at New Walt Disney World Location
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