COVID-19 Testing Site Coming to Orlando International Airport

It’s just been announced that AdventHealth will soon begin offering COVID-19 rapid tests at Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Appointments are available beginning Friday, January 15th, but are not required for testing. Each antigen test will cost $65 and will produce results in 15 minutes. The testing site will be located within the airport’s main terminal.

While the testing will be available for travelers who request it, the test will not satisfy the new required testing for international travelers as per the CDC. The new requirements for international passengers go into effect on January 26th, and all travelers entering the U.S. from international locations will need to produce a negative test result within three days of travel.

The testing site will initially be available Thursday-Monday from 7:30am until 3pm. Appointments for the new MCO testing site can be booked here.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

Step Into the Classic Sitcom World With These “WandaVision” Socks From Rock ‘Em Socks

With the long-awaited return of the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally here, it’s time for Marvel fans everywhere to gear up in all the best WandaVision merchandise, and that means from head to toe. They may not be “horses shoes,” but Rock ‘Em Socks has two brand new pairs of WandaVision-inspired socks. Both of these two styles harken […]

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“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Executive Producer Leaves Show After Just 6-Months

Executive Producer Sharon Hoffman has reportedly left the ABC late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! after 6-months on the job. What’s Happening: Deadline is reporting that Jimmy Kimmel Live! is in need of a new Executive Producer, with Sharon Hoffman leaving the show after just 6-months in the role. Hoffman previously produced CBS Evening News: Weekend Edition and Entertainment Tonight, […]

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Ethan Hawke Joins Marvel’s “Moon Knight” as Series’ Villain

Ethan Hawke has been cast as the villain in Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight, a new series being produced for Disney+. What’s Happening: The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Ethan Hawke has been cast as the lead villain in Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight, although a character name has not been revealed. Moon Knight’s primary villain in […]

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Direct Sales Report for December 2020

Disney Vacation Club closed 2020 on something of a high note as December direct sales rose significantly compared to November. But the totals still lagged far behind  2019 numbers. 

Disney's Riviera Resort

Disney’s Riviera Resort

California Grill Adds and Updates Menu Items at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, which reopened in July, has added several new allergy-friendly items to their menu. They have also updated their oak-fired filet of beef dish. Allergy-Friendly Menu The allergy-friendly menu has the following new or returning items. Poached Shrimp Roll with Nori, Jicama and Mango (For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish, and Soy Allergies) – $27 Truffle Selezione Pasta with Baby Carrots, Green Beans, Forest Mushrooms and Truffle Tofu Cream (For Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, and Peanut/Tree Nut […]

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Knott’s Berry Farm to Extend Season Passes into 2022 by the Number of Days Closed in 2021

A day after Disneyland announced that their Annual Passport program has been discontinued, Knott’s Berry Farm shared an update that their Season Pass program is continuing and that passes will be extended day-for-day during their closure. Thank you to all of our Knott’s Berry Farm Season Passholders for your continued patience and support during this unprecedented […]

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What’s New in EPCOT: New Eats and Drinks, and More Festival of the Arts FUN!

Greetings from EPCOT, where everywhere you turn right now…

2021 EPCOT Festival of the Arts

… you’ll find a work of ART! The 2021 EPCOT Festival of the Arts is one week old today, so we’re exploring all the sights (and tastes!) of EPCOT’s first Festival of the year. But we’ve also got some new eats, drinks, and fun merchandise finds, so let’s hop right in!

And let’s start with FOOD…

EPCOT Food Updates

Yorkshire County Fish Shop

We discovered the return of the Chicken and Mushroom Pie at the Yorkshire County Fish Shop in the United Kingdom pavilion!

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

It’s definitely comfort food season with the cooler temps, and we were glad to see this dish as an option at the fish-and-chips stop once more.

Click here for our review of the Chicken and Mushroom Pie!

Joy of Tea and House of Good Fortune

You can currently try the new Shanghai Milk Candy Bubble Tea at the Joy of Tea kiosk in China!

Shanghai Milk Candy Bubble Tea in EPCOT’s China Pavilion

This unique sip features Black Tea infused with liquefied White Rabbit Creamy Candy.

See our review of this sweet sip here!

A stop by the House of Good Fortune, also in the China pavilion, revealed a new-to-us packaged treat.

Custard Mochi

Check out the cute Custard Mochi!

Custard Mochi

We found it available in Kiwi and Lemon.

Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Kiosk

And while we’re busy enjoying the Festival of the Arts, we did happen to spot one last offering from the 2020 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays at the Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea kiosk between the Canada and United Kingdom pavilions.

Pastries at Joffrey’s

The Caramel Tinsel Donuts (YEP! The ones topped with crumbled TWIX!) are still available here… for now.

Caramel Tinsel Donut

Grab one while you can!

Click here to see what Joffrey’s is serving up for the Festival of the Arts!

EPCOT Festival of the Arts Updates

Pop Eats! Food Studio

The Pop Eats! Food Studio — which is one of several Food Studios celebrating the Culinary Arts at this year’s Festival of the Arts — has seen a little change-up in serving style for one of its dishes.

POP EATS!

The Grilled Cheese dishes are currently accompanied by Tomato Soup served up in paper cups, as opposed to the signature Pop Eats! Tomato Soup can.

Pop Eats Booth

Now, the Tomato Soup Can Bloody Mary is still being served up in the themed tins.

Tomato Soup Can Bloody Mary

No official word yet on if the Soup will be served in the cans again sometime moving forward, but we’ll keep an eye out!

Click here to find our review of Pop Eats!

Germany Train Display Celebrates the Festival

And EPCOT’s tiniest residents are officially celebrating the Festival of the Arts as well, now that the Festival banners are posted in the Germany pavilion’s charming miniature village!

EPCOT’s Germany Pavilion Train Display

It’s so fun to see how even the train display changes in EPCOT for the seasons.

EPCOT’s Germany Pavilion Train Display

See EPCOT’s tiniest town celebrate the Festival of the Arts here!

Fun Festival Photo Ops

And don’t forget… YOU can transform into Figment with this fun Future World photo op!

While you can most certainly pose in front of the “two tiny wings” and “horns of a steer” in tribute to our purple pigmented pal, PhotoPass photographers can take a Magic Shot for you in this area, too, adding some extra pixie dust to your picture.

Find MORE Festival of the Arts photo ops here!

EPCOT Construction Updates

EPCOT’s Italy Pavilion

Over in the Italy pavilion, you can now spot a structure popping up from behind the construction walls.

Italy Pavilion Construction

It’s here where we should see a new Gelateria serving guests in the future!

Italy Pavilion construction and Butterfly Photo Op

For now, though, we can take part in a little Butterfly Wings photo op in front of it while we wait. 🙂

EPCOT Merchandise Updates

Mouse Gear

We’ve got some fun finds from Mouse Gear, starting with this new HAPPY Castle t-shirt!

Happy T-shirt

This one’s $24.99.

Happy T-shirt

And it’s just so much fun to see the truly adorable Chip Teacup and Spoon Set!

Chip Mug

Our little friend from Beauty and the Beast has been, from what we understand, a popular pal around these parts!

Chip Teacup Set

Chip is $19.99, and you can find him on shopDisney, too.

Take a closer look at this too-cute Chip set here!

Mitsukoshi

In Mitsukoshi — the popular shop in the Japan pavilion — we found Sonic The Hedgehog Face Covers.

Sonic Face Cover

These are $16.95 with adjustable straps.

Sonic the Hedgehog Face Cover

And, while we’re here, it’s always cool to see the Daruma Dolls on display, isn’t it?

Daruma Dolls

You can stop by and read about the story of these dolls while picking up a Daruma of your own.

Daruma Dolls

Daruma Dolls

WonderGround Gallery Tent

There is oodles of artwork all around EPCOT right now thanks to Festival Galleries featuring beautiful pieces that you can take home and enjoy long after the Festival.

Festival Gallery in EPCOT

We wanted to point out a print sale we noticed at the WonderGround Gallery Tent.

WonderGround Gallery

You’ll notice the sign reads that Deluxe Prints are $30.00 each when you buy TWO (typically $39.99 each).

WonderGround Gallery Print Sale

WonderGround Gallery

We also spent a little time checking out some of the phone cases while we there, for a little art-on-the-go! Options include Baby Yoda and Tiana.

Phone cases in WonderGround Gallery

Kronk and Pocahontas are in the mix, too.

Phone cases in WonderGround Gallery

Hi, Mickey!!

Phone cases in WonderGround Gallery

And other featured pals include Sulley and Stitch.

Phone cases in WonderGround Gallery

France Pavilion

And finally, in France, it’s time to welcome back the portraits and parasols!

France Pavilion Portraits

We noticed their return when the Festival of the Arts kicked off just last week.

France Pavilion Parasols

Remember, this year’s EPCOT Festival of the Arts runs through February 22nd, so there is still lots of time to enjoy “Artful Epcot!” And while you’re making your plans, be sure to check out our DFB Best of the Fest picks for what you just can’t miss while you’re there!

Click here to see what’s new in Magic Kingdom this week!

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Are you visiting EPCOT for the Festival of the Arts this year? Please let us know with a comment!

 

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How To Keep Your Disney World Annual Pass If You’re A Premier Passport Holder

We got some pretty big news yesterday and we’re still fleshing out the situation. It was announced yesterday that Disneyland’s Annual Passholder program will be discontinued. While this news was pretty straightforward for those with only Disneyland Annual Passholders, the info was a bit confusing for those holding a Premier Passport.

Disney World

That’s right, this new change will also have an effect on the Premier Passport — the offering that works as a joint Annual Pass for both The Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World. Due to this change, Premier Passport holders won’t just be automatically renewed for the Disney World side of their Annual Pass, and if you’re in this situation there are a few steps that you need to take! We’re breaking down what Premier Passport holders need to do to maintain access to the Disney World theme parks. 

Premier Passport holders WILL need to take action to keep Disney World theme park entry after March 31st. Until that point, the Premier Passport will still work for Disney World entry and give will give those people all V.I.PASSHOLDER Perks.

Animal Kingdom

After that, Premier Passholders will have to “renew into Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passes through April 30, 2021.” Essentially, you’ll need to call Disney by April 30th to renew into a Walt Disney World-only Annual Pass. If you don’t you will lose the Disney World side of your pass as well.

At this time, Disney World Annual Passes are unavailable except for special renewal circumstances — such as for Premier Passholders affected by the discontinuation. Those renewing should receive the 15% off renewal rate.

Passholder Ears

To renew into a Walt Disney World Annual Pass and for any other questions, you can call V.I.PASSHOLDER support at (407) 939-7277.

As a reminder, the Premier Passport has been discontinued alongside the other Annual Passholder offerings for Disneyland. Down the line, a new membership program will be announced. Details on this new membership plan will be shared at a later time.

Disneyland

Stay tuned to DFB for all the latest updates, and feel free to reach out in the comments with any questions.

Click here to learn more about the cancellation of the Disneyland Annual Pass.

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Were you affected by this cancellation? Tell us in the comments! 

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Marvel Comics Panel Picks – A False Reality and a Suicide Squad

Marvel Comics has created an expansive, incredible universe filled with some of the most iconic characters and beloved stories. There are countless pages of comics for fans to enjoy but every now and then, a single panel stands out in our memories. Whether it’s the incredible artwork, a major reveal or moment in a story or […]

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