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Mousesteps Weekly #112: Disney’s Polynesian Resort Incl. Captain Cook’s; Remembering Robin Williams; Halloween Merchandise at Walt Disney World; Evira

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Mousesteps Weekly #112 is out, and we talk about Disney’s Polynesian Resort, sharing a detailed look at the refurbished Captain Cook’s counter service location. We also head to the Magic Kingdom, talk about Robin Williams (especially his role in The Timekeeper) and take a look at Halloween merchandise at Walt Disney World. Keep reading for the show and more information!

Show notes and links are below the video!

In Mousesteps Weekly #112, we talk about:

Disney’s Polynesian Resort (soon to be Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort), which is undergoing sweeping changes across the property. Captain Cook’s has now reopened, staying very much the same but with some updates including decor and an expanded menu. We try the Chicken & Waffles and a Mickey cupcake. Dole Whips will soon be served at Pineapple Lanai, Captain Cook’s no longer has a self-serve machine.

Here is our video of Captain Cook’s:


Outside at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, we take a look at the Disney Vacation Club Bora Bora style bungalow construction.

Over at the Magic Kingdom, we take a look at the hub work that is ongoing to create more space for guests.

Robin Williams passed away a few days ago, and we talk a little about him and share some of The Timekeeper attraction (which he was part of). It was a favorite of ours.

Next, we look at Halloween merchandise at both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. There is so much already available, and it is still nearly 3 weeks until the first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Last, we sent correspondents to the kick-off announcement for Knott’s Scary Farm at Knott’s Berry Farm, 2014 including our interview with Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.

Show Notes / Links

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ARTICLE: Disney’s Polynesian Resort Construction Update, August 2014 Including DVC Bungalows –…

VIDEO: Disney’s Polynesian Resort Construction Update 8/12/14 Including Beach, DVC Villas & Plunge Pools –

ARTICLE: Captain Cook’s Reopens at Disney’s Polynesian Resort With Expanded Menu, New Decor –…

VIDEO: Refurbished Captain Cook’s Re-Opens at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Walt Disney World – Detailed Tour –

VIDEO: Magic Kingdom Hub Expansion Progress Update at Walt Disney World 8/12/14 Tomorrowland, Main Street –

VIDEO: The Timekeeper Full Attraction POV 1995 Featuring Robin Williams – Tomorrowland, Walt Disney World –

ARTICLE: Walt World Disney Halloween Merchandise 2014 at Walt Disney World –…

VIDEO: Halloween Merchandise Preview 2014 at Magic Kingdom & Epcot, Walt Disney World, Incl Haunted Mansion –

ARTICLE: Knott’s Scary Farm Announces New Shows and Mazes, Including Elvira’s “Under the Big Top” –…

VIDEO: Knott’s Scary Farm 2014 Halloween Event Lineup Reveal FULL Presentation w/ Elvira & Creative Team –

PLAYLIST: FROZEN Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios –…

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Video shot and edited by Jeff Lange