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Chef Tony Mantuano restaurant coming to Disney Springs, Portobello not returning

My suspicions were correct!  I hope you got your chance to say goodbye to Portobello at Disney Springs because it has been confirmed to not be returning at the end of its originally announced refurbishment.  Just like Fulton’s Crab House, the restaurant will be undergoing a full make-over and be coming back with a brand new name, menu, and from the looks of it, will look a bit different as well.

The Portobello restaurant at Disney Springs closed last week for what was originally announced to be a half year’s refurbishment.  It was to be coming back with a newly redesigned menu featuring family-style offerings and new Italian craft beers and wines. Read the rest of this entry

DisneyQuest Officially Closing July 3rd! The NBA Experience On Its Way.

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Well, it finally came true.  DisneyQuest is officially closing forever on July 3rd to ~ eventually ~ make way for The NBA Experience!  Originially announced in 2015 to much shock and confusion, the project went silent only months later and was thought to have died.  And yet, here we are a year later, again surprised to find out the project is alive and well.  Read the rest of this entry

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Special Event Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios April 14

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Are you a big Star Wars fan who misses Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?  Well after three years, they’re finally returning… sort of.  Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for one night only on April 14th, Star Wars: Galactic Nights will be a special event offering for Guests.   Not to be confused with the Star Wars Celebration being held down the street at the Orange County Convention Center from April 13-16, this event will be an after-hours hard ticket event held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from 7pm-12am.

Guests are invited to celebrate 40 years of Star Wars dressed in their favorite Star Wars costume while taking part in special offerings during this one night event.  Check out the listing of offerings below. Read the rest of this entry

Our List of Most Anticipated Attractions for 2017

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Well 2016 has come and gone and what a year it was for Florida theme parks.  Both Busch Gardens and SeaWorld premiered outstanding coasters for their parks.  Universal Orlando managed to bring Kong back home, but to incredibly mixed reviews.  And Disney was all over the place with new shows at almost every park (some good, some awful), a new and revamped  E-Ticket attraction  for Epcot, an attempt to make Animal Kingdom a night time park, and new Star Wars offerings at Hollywood Studios including an incredibly impressive fireworks spectacular!

Now, with 2017 here, we have a number of things to anticipate at locations across Florida!  Ranging from VR roller coasters to new attractions and technologically advanced lands to an entire water park, this coming year should be quite exciting.  So here is our count down of what we’re most looking forward to seeing in 2017! Read the rest of this entry

Magic Kingdom Replacing Train Station Welcome Show with new Castle Welcome

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Are you a fan of the Magic Kingdom Train Station Welcome show?  Well I’d catch it soon before it’s gone forever!  That’s right, Walt Disney World has decided to retire the show this coming January!

Starting January 9th, Guests will now be able to enter the Magic Kingdom park and stroll down Main Street U.S.A. early, before the actual scheduled opening time of the park.  This will allow Guests the opportunity for photo ops, breakfast offerings and even some light shopping before gathering in front of Cinderella’s Castle for a brand new Welcome Show located on the Castle Forecourt Stage. Read the rest of this entry

BREAKING: Magic Kingdom to Debut ‘New’ Castle Projection Show on Nov. 4th

oa10923fiI’m very excited to write about Disney’s newest announcement!  Today, the Disney Parks Blog announced today the 4 year old castle projection show, Celebrate the Magic, will be ending its run on November 3rd and will be replaced with a new show titled Once Upon a Time on November 4th.  Check out the official announcement below. Read the rest of this entry

‘The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History’ Premiere October 2 at Magic Kingdom

gmiah5967746The Disney Parks Blog has officially announced today an opening date of the Magic Kingdom’s newest attraction, ‘The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.’  We reported about this new attraction a couple months ago here.  Check out the announcement below! Read the rest of this entry

Confirmed: ‘Miss Fortune Falls’ Attraction Coming to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Spring 2017

MissFortuneLogoColorIt’s been rumored for weeks, ever since the refurbishment schedule for Typhoon Lagoon was announced and it’s finally been confirmed by the Disney Parks Blog.  Typhoon Lagoon is getting another brand new addition to its park and this time its a family raft ride!  Check out the press release below. Read the rest of this entry

CONFIRMED: “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” Coming to Magic Kingdom

A few weeks ago, we posted about the rumor that Muppets were coming to the Magic Kingdom.  And today, Disney Parks Blog has confirmed they are in fact coming to Liberty Square!  Check out the press release below!

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Beginning this fall, the Muppets will be visiting Magic Kingdom Park, where they’ll take part in an all-new live show, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.”

Sam Eagle, the fiercely patriotic American eagle who is forever trying to set a high moral standard for the Muppets, will join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo and James Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, as they gather outside The Hall of Presidents to present historical tales in hysterical fashion as only they can. From the midnight ride of Paul Revere to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Muppets appear throughout the day to share with Guests, their own unique take on the founding fathers and the birth of the United States of America.

Featuring an original song and plenty of wacky Muppets humor, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” will make its debut in October 2016.

Heritage-House-Magic-Kingdom-Walt-Disney-WorldSounds pretty fun if you ask me.  What do you think? Are you excited to see the Muppets coming to the Magic Kingdom or do you think they should only remain in Hollywood Studios?  I will say, I think it’s nice to add them into an area that typically doesn’t have too much entertainment to offer as a whole.  Tell us what you think in the comments.

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CONFIRMED: PizzeRizzo Opening This Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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The Disney Parks Blog has officially confirmed the old Pizza Planet quick-service restauarnt in Muppets Courtyard will be re-opening as PizzeRizzo!  The new location will be themed to Rizzo the Rat from the Muppets who owns and operates the pizzeria with his family! We wrote about this happening in our My Two Cents column way back in November and it’s great to finally see it announced!  Check out the official statement below for more info. Read the rest of this entry