• Aulani – Lunch at Makahiki

    Aulani’s Makahiki restaurant has had a few changes since opening nine months ago. One of those very recent changes is that they now serve lunch. On the new menu is, build-your-own Pizza, build-your-own Salad, and build-your-own Sandwich. The signature entrees are two of their favorite Pizza, Salad, and Sandwich combos along with the Chef’s Special Bento […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt

    Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Opens. Earlier this morning, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort was officially dedicated by Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, U.S. & France. I dropped by Aulani Resort on Memorial day to take some pictures and to see if Auntie’s fast pool food was open yet. I […]

  • Consumer Products
    Ala Moana Disney Store Re-opening

    The Disney Store unveiled it’s new store today to guests at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. Disney Store’s new design aims to deliver “the best 30 minutes of a child’s day” through immersive experiences. The first 250 guests attending the “soft opening” received free Mickey Mouse ears. The store’s new design features a Disney Princess castle with […]

  • Tonga Toast at The Kona Cafe

    OK A.J. (DisneyFoodBlog), I did it! I had your most favorite breakfast at Walt Disney World, the Polynesian Resort’s “Tonga Toast.” So you readers may ask, “What is a Tonga Toast?” It my friend, is a Banana-stuffed- Sourdough-French Toast rolled in Cinnamon Sugar and served with Strawberry Compote, Maple Syrup, and Butter! OMG, just look at […]

  • TRON Uprising

    “TRON: Uprising” stars Elijah Wood as the voice of Beck, Bruce Boxleitner returns as the voice of Tron, Mandy Moore as Mara, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Paige, Nate Corddry as Zed, Lance Henriksen as General Tesler, Reginald VelJohnson as Able, Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee-Herman)  as Pavel and Tricia Helfer as the narrator and omnipresent voice of […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt!

    Hong Kong Disneyland Grizzly Trail’s Grand Opening will happen on July 13. It was previously scheduled for July 20 but HKDL wants to open the new land as soon as possible! Did you know Walt Disney’s CEO Robert Iger was paid $31 million in 2011? On Sunday May 27, The Disney Fantasy rescued four men […]

  • Attractions
    Sunrise Safari

    The Sunrise Safari is a special tour that is only offered to Animal Kingdom Lodge concierge guests. Wanting to experience this journey I booked a two night stay at the “Kilimanjaro Club” last April 17 (Wednesday) and 18th (Thursday). Why then? Because Thursdays and Sundays are the only days they do the tour! I awoke […]

  • News: Walt Disney Company India

    UTV Software Communications Ltd and Disney India have announced the buyout of UTV by The Walt Disney Company. Ronnie Screwvala (founder of UTV) has been officially named Managing Director of the new entity and will report to the Chairman of Walt Disney International, Andy Bird. Representatives of Disney have also been officially listed under Board […]

  • The Mickey Monitor

    The Mickey Monitor is a quarterly newsletter that is published exclusively for Annual Pass-holders. I purchased my California/Florida Premier passport last month and registered it on-line. This gives me information on different pass-holder benefits and access to The Mickey Monitor. I have uploaded the Spring and Summer editions in Adobe PDF format for your reading […]

  • Disney Related News
    Band-Aid Magic Vision with the Muppets

    Johnson & Johnson has just introduced an augmented reality app that projects images of the Muppets onto Band-Aids. The iOS-based app, co-developed by JWT, can prompt a song from Kermit the Frog, a red carpet entry by Miss Piggy or a “daring act of lunacy” from Gonzo. The free app is available for iPhone and […]

  • Maya Grill at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

    Last month I stayed three nights at the Coronado Springs Resort. I only had one meal there and chose their signature restaurant, Maya Grill. The look of the restaurant was not what I expected. Having eaten at the Mexico Pavilion’s San Angel Inn restaurant many times before I was anticipating that Maya Grill would have a similar, intimate […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt

    “Pirates Of The Caribbean” actress Keira Knightley is engaged to musician James Righton of the UK indie rock band, the Klaxons. The duo, who have been dating for 15 months, are keeping the proposal details a secret, and have yet to announce a date for the wedding. ‘Brave: The Video Game’ A third person action-adventure […]

  • Photo of the Week

    Departing from Downtown Disney station, inside the rear bubble of Monorail Orange. This great shot makes me want to say, “Light speed to Endor.” Photo courtesy of: Gregg L. Cooper Tweet