BREAKING: Disneyland Paris to Remain Closed Through February 12, 2021 with Plans to Reopen for Christmas Season

Yesterday we broke the news that Disneyland Paris will be closing once again on October 30th due to a lockdown order within France. Now, the park has announced its operating plans for the foreseeable future. Disneyland Paris posted the following statement on their website this morning: In line with latest direction from the French authorities, Disneyland Paris will be closing end of day on October 29th. In anticipation of celebrating the Christmas holiday season we will be taking reservations from […]

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ParksCenter – Buena Vista Street Reopening, Paris Closing, and Many Things Ending – Ep. 125

ParksCenter Episode 126

This is ParksCenter. This week, we mourn the layoffs of more Cast Members, including entertainers from Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo: The Musical, Citizens of Hollywood, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and more. Disneyland Paris will be closing again on Friday amid new lockdown measures in France. And we share some updates for the show. Plus much more! Want to watch? The video version is embedded below, or check out our audio-only version on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or search for […]

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Let’s Meet Illustrator Joe Corroney of Star Wars Fame

Tomorrow is the highly anticipated return of the Mandalorian on Disney+, so we thought we’d take this moment for a little Star Wars geek-out to help put you in the mood. . .  Fans of the…

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WDWNT Daily Recap (10/28/20): Disneyland Paris to Close Again Due to COVID-19 Spike, Full List of Mass Entertainment Cuts, Magic Kingdom Toll Plaza Receives Rainbow Castle Icon, New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Merch, and More!

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Since we last checked on the Magic Kingdom toll plaza’s refurbishment, the castle icon on the marquee has been painted in pastel rainbow colors […]

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Morimoto Asia Hosts ‘Toki Tuesdays’ This November in Disney Springs

Morimoto Asia is known for cooking up some incredible Asian cuisine.

Morimoto Asia

With a location in Disney Springs, this restaurant has become many people’s go-to for special occasions, and now Morimoto Asia is hosting a special event this November!

Morimoto Asia presents “Toki Tuesdays,” an evening of authentic Japanese style street food. This event was inspired by the sweet and savory dishes sold by outdoor vendors along the markets in Japan.

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The evening will be hosted by Executive Chef Yuhi Fujinaga on November 10th and November 17th. The event is limited to 30 tickets per night and will follow all health and safety guidelines including physically distanced tables. The meal will be held on the second floor of the Disney Springs location from 8:30PM-9:30PM. 

Morimoto Asia Street Food

The food will feature everything from classic recipes to unique flavors and tickets can be purchased for $42+ per person. This price includes all food and your first drink. There will be four stations with each of the following:

  • Takoyaki- Octopus fritters with okonomi sauce, bonito, nori, pickled ginger
  • Okonomiyaki- Osaka style savory pancake with pork belly, cabbage, Japanese mayo
  • Yakitori- Grilled chicken skewers, chicken meat ball skewers
  • Ramen- Spicy beef miso ramen, scallions, corn, beansprouts, sesame

If you are a fan of Morimoto Asia, you will not want to miss this event! You can purchase tickets for Toki Tuesdays here. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any other news about these special evenings.

Here is one of our favorite Morimoto Asia menu items

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PHOTOS: NEW Mexico Pavilion and “The Three Caballeros” Merchandise Arrives at EPCOT

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The Mexico Pavilion at EPCOT has a handful of new themed merchandise, including a Tervis tumbler featuring The Three Caballeros. Mickey and Minnie Mexico Magnet – $9.99 Mickey and Minnie are dancing in the middle of this magnet, with some of their friends looking on. Mickey Mexico Coasters – $34.99 This set of four coaster has Mickey made up of the Mexico flag colors. Mickey Mexico T-Shirt – $24.99 The shirt has one of the same Mickey designs featured on […]

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These Holiday Pet Outfits in Disney World Allow You to TWIN With Your Fur Babies This Season!

Disney just released its new ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas merchandise collection.

Holiday Merchandise

We’ve seen so many fun and festive items around the parks and online, but today we found perhaps THE cutest merch of them all. We found the Holiday Disney Tails Line!

Over in Discovery Trading Co. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we spotted some ADORABLE outfits for your fur babies! First, we spotted the Holiday Dog Collar. These come in a variety of sizes to fit any doggo!

Holiday Dog Collars

Each collar comes with a holiday castle charm attached! We love that little touch. The buckle even features a Mickey hat!

Holiday Dog Collar

Next, we found the Holiday Pet Flannel. This red and green flannel will get your pets in the holiday spirit! The shirt even features Pluto with antlers!

Holiday Pet Outfits

And get this, the flannel has a collar and a button up. Cuteness overload! You can grab this for your pet for $34.99.

Holiday Pet Outfits

The Holiday Comfort Harness is the perfect way to show off your love for the holidays while taking your pets for walks! This harness even comes with a Santa hat hood with Mickey ears of course!

Holiday Pet Harness

The design of the harness features Mickey in a Santa hat, snowflakes, gifts, and more! There is also a clip to attach a leash. This merry harness is sold for $39.99. 

Holiday Pet Harness

Now your pet can give a full holiday fashion show this season! And you can twin with them with this year’s holiday merch! We were so happy to see some holiday pet merchandise in the parks and we can’t wait to see all of the fur babies sporting these items. We will definitely keep an eye out for more pet merch so stay tuned.

Take a look at more Disney holiday merchandise we found

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With mini-reviews of every single restaurant, bar, lounge, kiosk and more; an entire chapter on the best snacks in Disney World; full Disney Dining Plan analysis (and how to get FREE dining); and a full chapter on discounts and deals; you’ll have everything you need to plan your best vacation yet.

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NEWS: Adventures by Disney Extends Change Policy Further Into 2021

Adventures by Disney has delayed several experiences due to the current global health crisis.

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Originally, departures were suspended through December of 2020, and recently they have been pushed back to January 31st, 2021. Now, Adventures By Disney has updated its change policy.

Guests who are currently booked on Adventures by Disney departures through February 28, 2021 can change their reservation and receive a 100% credit to be used towards a trip in the future. The previous date for this change policy was in December of this year.

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As Adventures by Disney continues to update the dates for policies and departures, we will be sure to keep an eye out and let you know what we find.

Read more about the Adventures by Disney delays

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With mini-reviews of every single restaurant, bar, lounge, kiosk and more; an entire chapter on the best snacks in Disney World; full Disney Dining Plan analysis (and how to get FREE dining); and a full chapter on discounts and deals; you’ll have everything you need to plan your best vacation yet.

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What’s New at Animal Kingdom Lodge: Sanaa Lounge Hours and Holiday Merchandise!

Animal Kingdom Lodge is a truly unique resort.

Kidani Village Lobby in Animal Kingdom Lodge

From the safari animals right outside the windows, to the fantastic restaurants, this is a breathtaking resort. We stopped by today to check out the latest updates, so let’s get started!

Animal Kingdom Lodge Food Update

Sanaa

We began our visit with a stop at Sanaa. Although the hours are posted and seem straightforward, a Cast Member explained that the Sanaa Lounge hours are tricky. Guests can come to the lounge in between 2PM-5PM to grab drinks and limited food to-go from the bar.

Sanaa Hours

There are only two tables available to sit at in the lounge, so if those are full, guests must order to-go. 

Sanaa

When the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the lounge area is used for reservations only. If there are openings, guests can join the walk-up waitlist. The lounge will then reopen to guests for drinks until 11PM after guests with dinner reservations leave.

Sanaa Lounge

If you have any questions about the Sanaa Lounge hours on your visit, a Cast Member will be more than happy to help.

Here is a look at dinner in a reopened Sanaa

Maji Pool Bar

Over by the pool, the Maji Pool Bar menu looked the same as our last visit. However, we were able to order a drink not listed on the menu!

Maji Pool Bar

We decided to order the Mt. Kilimatira which is a drink offered over in the Victoria Falls Lounge in Jambo House. This location is currently closed and we were really missing this drink! Luckily, the Maji Pool Bar had the ingredients and the bartender knew how to make the drink so we were able to order it!

Mt. Kilimarita

If you are craving a drink that is not listed on the menu, ask your bartender because they just may be able to make it for you.

Here’s an update on some old and new drinks in Disney World

Animal Kingdom Lodge Merchandise Update

Johari Treasures

Over in the gift shop Johari Treasures, we spotted a few familiar items. First of all, a lot of Disney’s new holiday merchandise has made its way here! We even spotted the holiday Disney Vacation Club T-Shirt!

Johari Treasures

We also found a few items from the Make-A-Wish collection, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the two companies working together. We saw the Loungefly backpack and the baseball cap.

Johari Treasures

This location also serves the beloved Zebra Domes! These treats are made with Amarula Cream Liquor mousse with layers of white chocolate and then drizzled in chocolate. The base is a thin layer of cake! The regular domes are in the shop’s cooler.

Gluten Free Zebra Domes

And the gluten-free zebra domes can be found in the freezer! We are SO glad there is still a place to grab these iconic treats!

We’ve gor more information on Zebra Domes here

And that wraps up our visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge! We spotted some new merchandise and got confirmation on the hours for the Sanaa Lounge, so it was a pretty successful day! We will continue to check out the Disney resorts looking for the latest updates, so stay tuned.

Here’s what’s new in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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With mini-reviews of every single restaurant, bar, lounge, kiosk and more; an entire chapter on the best snacks in Disney World; full Disney Dining Plan analysis (and how to get FREE dining); and a full chapter on discounts and deals; you’ll have everything you need to plan your best vacation yet.

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PHOTOS: New “Tower of Terror” Pins Featuring Mickey and Friends Drop Into Walt Disney World

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A bunch of new pins featuring Mickey, Minnie, and the gang on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror just dropped into Walt Disney World. Step into the next dimension and take a look… Chip and Dale Bellhops Pin – $12.99 Mickey and Minnie Dancing Pin – $12.99 “It’s a Scream” Goofy Pin – $9.99 “Next Stop…” Pin – $14.99 Unfolding Elevator Pin – $12.99 Black and White Mickey and Minnie Pin – $9.99 Goofy, Plut, and Donald Pin Set – […]

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