Incredible Themed Rooms Coming to the Contemporary Resort!

It’s called the “Contemporary” but in many ways, it still looks more like what the style was back in the early 1970s when it was built.  To tweak this retro look a bit, Walt Disney Imagineering is reimagining the Contemporary Resort to include theming from The Incredibles! Currently, the guest rooms on all nine floors in the tower are being completely refurbished in preparation for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary this October. New custom artwork in guest rooms and along corridors will complement the resort’s architecture while putting the Supers’ powers of The Incredibles on display! Also, the lobby will … Continue reading Incredible Themed Rooms Coming to the Contemporary Resort!

For the first time, immersive projection effects will extend down Main Street, U.S.A.

“Disney Enchantment,” will be the new nighttime spectacular that will celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary!  Disney describes this nightly event as an “extravaganza that will take Guests on a journey filled with adventure, wonder, and empowerment. Inspiring everyone to believe in magic, “Disney Enchantment” will feature music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks, and for the first time, immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A.” The new nightly show debuts October 1st at the Magic Kingdom & it is planned an 18-month event! Also starting October 1st will be EPCOT’S new nighttime spectacular called “Harmonious” which … Continue reading For the first time, immersive projection effects will extend down Main Street, U.S.A.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Opening October 1st

Disney announced today that the new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure ride in Epcot’s France Pavillian will officially be opening on October 1, 2021, to correspond to the opening date of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. Guests will feel like they’ve shrunk to the size of Chef Remy as they scurry through Gusteau’s famous restaurant on a wild adventure for the whole family (no height requirement!). Based on Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning “Ratatouille,” the experience will be part of a newly expanded France pavilion inside EPCOT that will also open Oct. 1. In this new area of the France Pavilion, guests … Continue reading Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Opening October 1st

Finally, Disneyland Has a Path to Reopen – California Residents Only at First

Disneyland will be allowed to reopen as soon as the 1st of April at 15% capacity.  Disneyland, Disney California Adventure plus other California amusement and theme parks will be able to open with rides and attractions as soon as next month if Orange County improves to the Red Tier on the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening rules. Ken Potrock, president of Disneyland Resort, said that they are encouraged that theme parks now have a path toward reopening this spring, getting thousands of people back to work, and greatly helping neighboring businesses and our entire community. Here are some … Continue reading Finally, Disneyland Has a Path to Reopen – California Residents Only at First

Regal Eagle Smokehouse – “Life Changing” Food? . . . at least the burgers were

The American Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase has a counter service restaurant that serves up some incredible BBQ! 😋 The Regal Eagle Smokehouse opened in early 2020 (before the pandemic) and is located to the left of the American Adventure building. We visited it around lunchtime last week and wanted to give you our thoughts on this “quick-service” restaurant. First of all, when you get anywhere close to the American Pavilion, you can smell the custom smoker doing its thing out in front of the restaurant (a very smart ploy to get people to drop money on food) . . … Continue reading Regal Eagle Smokehouse – “Life Changing” Food? . . . at least the burgers were

Disney California Adventure – Food Event Starting March 18th

“A Touch of Disney” will be a limited-capacity ticketed food event at Disney California Adventure that will open on March 18th and run through April 5th (with additional dates possible).  This event will be running each week on Thursdays through Mondays, from noon – 8 p.m.  Unfortunately, guests will not be able to go on any rides here, but the event will bring back a little bit of that Disney food magic! There will be more than food 25 locations – including six marketplaces themed for A Touch of Disney. In addition to all the great food and drink, guests … Continue reading Disney California Adventure – Food Event Starting March 18th

“I’m Going To Disney World”! Where Did That Come From?

Considering that Walt Disney World is NOT doing the traditional Superbowl celebration parade this year (Covid restrictions on crowds gathering during parades), we thought it would be a good time to talk about the history of the famous “I’m going to Disney World” Superbowl commercial.  Did you know that a nine-day flight around the world inspired it? In 1986, Dick Rutan along with co-pilot Jeana Yeager piloted the first non-stop, non-refueled around-the-world flight.  A month after the historic flight, Disneyland had the grand opening of Star Tours hosted by Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Star Wars creator George Lucas, and other … Continue reading “I’m Going To Disney World”! Where Did That Come From?