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Mousesteps Weekly #139 Magic Kingdom Hub & Wishes Viewing; Downtown Disney Steven Schussler BOATHOUSE Interview & Characters in Flight View; Ravello at Four Seasons Orlando

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In Mousesteps Weekly #139, we talk about the Magic Kingdom hub as it expands, including our view of Wishes from the fireworks viewing location. We then head to Downtown Disney to interview Steve Schussler from The BOATHOUSE restaurant, and take an eye-opening ride on Characters in Flight. Our last stop is Ravello at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando for a fantastic meal! Information about the show is located below the video.

Published on Mar 19, 2015

In Mousesteps Weekly #139, we talk about these topics:

The expanding Magic Kingdom hub. The Rose Garden is now closed as it is redesigned. Walt and Mickey are now visible, but they might be covered for a little while longer after the Spring Break crowds have left.

Aloha Isle and the Sunshine Tree Terrace, which have switched positions in Adventureland.

Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid, which was given some upgrades during a refurbishment this year. 

Wishes Fastpass+ fireworks viewing in the East Plaza Garden hub section. We had a very good experience with this, enjoying the fireworks without too much crowding. We will be trying the Plaza Garden West side this weekend to test that side out.

Next we head to Downtown Disney as it quickly transforms into Disney Springs. We toured The BOATHOUSE restaurant, which is opening in April. While we don’t have any inside footage to show yet, we interviewed Steven Schussler from Schussler Creative, who has developed themed restaurants like Rainforest Cafe, T-Rex Cafe and Yak and Yeti. The BOATHOUSE will be an upscale waterfront restaurant.

Next, we head up in a Characters in Flight balloon to check out the view from above of Disney Springs. It is a fascinating look at how much still needs to be done. Disney Springs is due to be finished in about one year (Spring 2016).

Last but not least, we had a wonderful dinner at Ravello, located in the 5 Diamond Four Seasons Resort Orlando. The atmosphere is casual, the food is delicious and artistic.

Recorded 03/19/15 Featuring Commentary from Denise Preskitt and Jeff Lange.

Show Notes / Links

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ARTICLE: Iconic Magic Kingdom Rose Garden Closes to Make Way for Hub Expansion –…

ARTICLE: Review of Fastpass+ Wishes Fireworks Viewing Area in Expanded Hub at the Magic Kingdom –…

VIDEO: The BOATHOUSE at Disney Springs Interview with Creator Steven Schussler including Concept Art, Food Pics –

VIDEO: Disney Springs Emerges, Viewed From Characters in Flight Balloon – Downtown Disney Transformation –

ARTICLE: 3/18 Downtown Disney Photo & Video Update – Including Expansive Look From Characters in Flight –…

ARTICLE: Dinner Review: Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando Offers Fresh, Artistic Food in a Casual Setting –…

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Video shot and edited by Jeff Lange