PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 2/26/21 (Signs, Construction, Popsockets, MagicBands, and Springtime)

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Hey everyone, welcome to another day at the Magic Kingdom! We’d like to say some pretty amazing stuff is happening, but to be honest, it’s rather just “business as usual” at the park today. With monorails running smoothly as well as the fairy boats, the bus we took to the park was rather empty and pretty expedient getting us to the park. In fact, we didn’t have to wait at all to board a bus, and the trip was much […]

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New Menu Items Available at Avalunch Upon Reopening of Disney’s Blizzard Beach

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With Disney’s Blizzard Beach reopening on March 7th, new items have been added to the menu at Avalunch, one of the water park’s counter-service locations. New Avalunch food items: Italian Sandwich served with chips – $9.99 Sauerkraut Mustard 1/4 lb All-Beef Hot Dog served with chips – $10.99 Nacho 1/4 lb All-Beef Hot Dog served with chips – $10.99 Other returning menu items can be seen above along with the entire list of the all-day offerings. Unfortunately, the Loaded Beef […]

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PHOTO REPORT: Volcano Bay (Reopening Day Crowds, 3-Park UOAP Button, Waturi Fusion, and More)

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Kia ora! We’re back at the Universal Orlando Resort today to check in on the reopening of Volcano Bay. The water park has been closed since November, but is now open and ready to welcome back guests. We grabbed out 3-Park Annual Pass and decided to head out and check out all the happenings on the first day of reopening. We arrived bright and early and jumped in line for the shuttle over to the park. It looked like we […]

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What Happens When You Cross A Mermaid, an Alien, and More On Disney Hats?

It might feel like spring is coming all over the U.S., but it’s starting to feel like summer at Disney World!

It’s a bright sunshiney day

We’ve had a lot of bright sunshine and we’ve been looking for creative ways to shield our eyes from the sun. So we’re checking out some cool Disney sunglasses, along with some umbrellas (they are for WAY more than just rain), and hats!

We just spotted some new baseball caps at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that would be perfect for protecting our eyes and faces on those super sunny days! So let’s represent our favorite underwater princess with an Ariel Baseball Cap! It’s pink with a pretty teal silhouette of Ariel on the front.

We want to be part of your world

Or maybe we’re feeling more like representing our all-time favorite alien (even if we can’t forgive him taking over the Alien Encounter attraction at Magic Kingdom — we know, we know, it’s gone, get over it). But Stitch still looks pretty “weird, but cute” on this baseball cap. We found these two caps at Sunset Couture for $27.99 each.

Weird, but cute. Same, Stitch, same.

If we’re trying to do our best Pascal and blend in, though, we need this Mickey Camouflage Baseball Cap. The patch on the front says “Authentic Mickey Original.” You got that, right!

Camo cap!

The message on this next cap, though, says it all — “Be amazing.” And we think that’s amazing! It’s a Denim Spider-Man Cap. Both of these caps are also $27.99, but these can be found at Celebrity 5 & 10.

This cap is amazing

So you can dive into summer in Disney style with brand new baseball caps representing some of your favorite Disney and Marvel characters. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for more!

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2 Fan-Favorite Magic Kingdom Attractions Have NEW Souvenirs!

Hello DFB friends! We’re back the Magic Kingdom to tell you what’s new!

Magic Kingdom Entrance

We spent the day strolling around the park, checking out the latest food, merchandise, and more. We’re taking you along on our trip to show you the latest, so let’s dive in!

Magic Kingdom Merchandise Updates

Uptown Jewelers

Over at Uptown Jewelers, we found a new Mickey on Dumbo Pandora Charm! Look at how adorable he is waving to everyone while we takes a spin on Dumbo!

Mickey on Dumbo Pandora Charm

We also spotted the Alice in Wonderland Pandora Charm Collection! The set of charms (and a bangle) are perfectly themed to the movie, and they’ve got hidden messages all over them! First, there’s a Drink Me Dangle Charm. The shrinking potion is a bright blue and has a tag that reads “Curious.” It’s $65.

Drink Me!

Then we’ve got a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Charm! This one features an itty bitty Alice on the Mad Hatter’s hat, complete with some beautiful flowers. This charm is also $65.

Look how small Alice is!

The Key and Knob Dangle Charm has the famous door knob from Alice in Wonderland, and the key to go along with it for $60.

Key & Door Knob Charm

Have a very merry unbirthday with the Unbirthday Party Teapot Charm, which is $75. It features the Dormouse inside a bright blue teapot. There’s also a pocket watch dangling on a tiny chain.

Hey there, Dormouse!

If you are a fan of mischievous characters, there’s a Cheshire Cat Charm! The Cheshire Cat’s shrunken body holds onto his (very enlarged) head. This charm is $55!

Is it just us or…is this a little creepy?

The last charm in the collection is a Cheshire Cat and Absolem Caterpillar Charm. You’ve gotta squint to see the characters on this charm! It’s $45.

The Chesire Cat and Absolem Caterpillar are just hangin’ out!

And lastly, there’s a bracelet! The Cheshire Cat Clasp Pandora Moments Bangle features the Cheshire Cat as the clasp for $75.

Cheshire Cat Bangle

We also spotted these in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, so you can grab them in more than one park!

There are Hidden Messages ALL Over Disney’s New Jewelry Collection

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Congrats to all of the 2021 graduates! It may only be February, but graduation will sneak up on you soon enough! And Disney is starting the celebration because you can now grab the Graduation Mickey Ear Hat!

2021 Graduation Mickey Hat

It’s got 2021 on it, and of course Mickey ears, but you can also get it personalized at the Chapeau. The hat costs $27.99.

Check out the 2021 Graduation Minnie Ear Headband!

Frontier Trading Post

Haunted Mansion fans, we’ve got the MagicBand for you! Introducing the Dooney and Bourke Haunted Mansion MagicBand.

Haunted Mansion Dooney and Bourke MagicBand

It’s a limited edition and features several of your favorite characters from the beloved attraction!

Haunted Mansion Dooney and Bourke MagicBand

It can be yours for $58.

Haunted Mansion Fans! There’s Something NEW For You at Disney World

Pirates of the Caribbean Gift Shop

In the gift shop after you exit the attraction Pirates of the Caribbean, you’ll find the Jim Shore Pirates of the Caribbean Figurine!

Pirates of the Caribbean Figurine

The figurine features one of the most iconic scenes from the ride where the prisoners are begging the guard dog for the key. You can relive your experience on the ride every day with this souvenir!

Find out where to get a Pirates of the Caribbean Loungefly Backpack

Magic Kingdom Construction Updates

Gaston’s Tavern

The Beauty and the Beast section of Fantasyland has been going through some minor changes recently. After Bonjour Village Gifts got an external makeover, the Gaston’s Tavern sign got a bit of a paint job too!

Gaston’s Tavern

The lettering was repainted to a beautiful gold. We like the new look!

Check out Bonjour Village Gift’s makeover!

Cinderella Castle Stage and Moat

For a couple weeks now, the Cinderella Castle stage and moat have been under construction. The surface layer has previously been removed, and now it appears the stage has been completely covered again.

Cinderella Castle Stage

The scrim covering the railing says “Please Pardon Our Pixie Dust” while they do some maintenance on the stage.

Please Pardon Our Pixie Dust

On our visit the moat was drained, and had construction equipment.

Moat Construction

We’ll let you know when Cinderella Castle is back to normal!

Disney’s Cinderella Castle Construction Saga Continues

Main Street, U.S.A. Window

A few days ago, we noticed that a window on Main Street, U.S.A. was broken!

Broken Window

It took us by surprise, but luckily it was repaired the next day.

Fixed!

We’re glad it got repaired so quickly!

Disney Fixes Broken Window on Main Street in Magic Kingdom

That’s all we’ve got today for updates in the Magic Kingdom! We enjoyed seeing some construction updates, and finding some new merchandise based on some of our favorite rides. We’ll continue making our way around Disney World, so follow along with us next time!

25 Photos and Videos From Our Day at Disney World

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REVIEW: Cinnatopia Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream From Salt & Straw Becomes a Favorite in the Downtown Disney District

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As a part of their Vault Series, Salt and Straw at Downtown Disney District has brought back five flavors of ice cream. The establishment always has fun new flavors to try. We’ve tried a few of the Vault Series ice creams and were fans of both the Strawberry Tres Leches and the Salted Caramel Cupcake flavors, but we didn’t like the Brown Ale & Bacon flavor very much. However, we’re back for more and, hopefully, this one will be another […]

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Solve a Mystery With a NEW Photo-Op in Disney Springs!

Disney Springs is FULL of experiences right now with interactive M&M making, stacks of cookies at Gideon’s Bakehouse, and the “Celebrate Soulfully” event.

M&M Store

And, there’s even a brand new (and VERY spooky) photo-op that’s appeared in the shopping and dining district for guests looking to solve a mystery!

Now that Disney’s Secrets of Sulphur Springs has debuted, guests can pose in front of the mystifying photo-op wall that can be found in Disney Springs! Stars of the series Kyleigh Curran and Preston Oliver gave a sneak peek by stopping by the display in front of Disney’s Days of Christmas store.

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And, guess what? You can join them since there’s a spot for fans to hold a flashlight as part of the interactive installment! If you want to know more details about the show, you can scan the QR code on the side of the photo-op to learn about Secrets of Sulphur Springs.

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The show is a time-travel mystery (um, AWESOME) that follows characters Griffin Campbell (Oliver) and Harper (Curran) whenever they find a secret portal that gives them a chance to travel through time, solve Sulphur Springs’ town mystery, and encounter some sinister things along the way. It sounds like a great series to watch with your whole family before posing in Disney Springs! And, we’ll be sure to give you a look at the other Disney entertainment you can find in the parks too!

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25 Photos and Videos From Our Day At Disney World!

Guess where we’re at — go ahead, we bet you’ll never guess!

We will never get tired of this view

Okay, so it’s a pretty easy guess, and yes, we’re at Disney World! Again! We had reporters in three parks today, and they had an amazing time riding rides, eating (because, well, that’s what we do), and wandering around EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios living THE life!

And we’re inviting you to join along with us through photos and videos we took at the parks — so put on your favorite ears, whip up your favorite Disney snack, and let’s go have some fun!

Hollywood Studios

It’s time to step into the golden age of Hollywood as we step through the entrance of Hollywood Studios. We feel SO glamorous!

Come with us while we take a look down Hollywood Boulevard!

So where do you want to go first? We’ll wait while you decide — we can just stare at all these cool old Hollywood details.

Where the Stars SHINE!

Let’s go to Toy Story Land! This land is just SO much fun, right?

All the vibrant detailing here often gets overlooked, but we LOVE IT!

Howdy, partner!

We walked right through Toy Story Land to get to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. What can we say? We are Star Wars fans, and Batuu continues to blow our minds.

We took a moment to try and have a conversation with a droid. But all he said was “Bleep” and “Boop.” We need a droid translator!

What is this droid saying?

All this walking has got us feeling hungry. Guess where we’re having lunch?

This is NOT a WandaVision-themed restaurant — or is it?

That’s right! We stopped by 50’s Prime Time Cafe to get heckled and have some of that awesome pot roast.

We always leave this restaurant STUFFED and ready for a nap, but then our pal Mickey showed up with some friends and that got our energy back up!

There he is! The star of Disney World!

Mickey!!!

Is it even a trip to Disney World if you don’t see Mickey? We don’t think so!

Eat and Relax at a CLOSED Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

EPCOT

We had another reporter headed to EPCOT.

Surprise! Another BIG piece of the upcoming Harmonious show was installed overnight. This big ring is going to project water and light! We can’t wait to see it in the show!

And look! The Three Cabelleros Topiary has appeared, too! We’re getting SO ready for the beginning of the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival next week! Also, these look WAY better than the plant Donald from their ride… .

We thought we wanted a margarita from the Mexico Pavilion, but then we saw the line — okay, maybe not.

Instead, we just decided to head over to America Adventure for lunch at Regal Eagle Smokehouse, and CAN YOU SAY YUM?

The UK Pavilion is in full bloom. Spring is here!

Spring looks good in the UK

Insert happy sighs here — EPCOT is an explosion of color right now!

PHOTOS! The Latest Addition to EPCOT’s New Fireworks Show is MASSIVE!

Magic Kingdom

We hopped over to Magic Kingdom to see what was up. And hey, it’s the Fantasyland Friends Cavalcade. One word, y’all – POOH!

Speaking of Fantasyland, here’s your ear worm for the day…you’re welcome. 😉

Sing with us! it’s a small world after all…

Of course, we had to go visit the Tangled bathrooms because if you’ve gotta’ go at Magic Kingdom, you should go IN STYLE. And well, the view outside isn’t bad either.

Let down your hair, Rapunzel!

We LOVE watching Cast Members create water art — like how do they do that? Hey, look, it’s Scrooge McDuck!

Water art!

We also found some AWESOME water art of a certain chipmunk duo… .

We have to be sure to say hello to the princesses! Hey, look, Aurora is actually awake!

The Nap Queen

Rapunzel was looking adorable, as always — we missed Tiana, though, because she was on the other side. We’ll catch her next time!

Punzie

Needless to say, seeing the princesses pretty much made our day perfect, as in BEST DAY EVER. At least until tomorrow, when we get to come back and do it all over again! Thank you for joining us today!

PHOTOS & VIDEOS: Every Time Disney World Tested Fireworks Since Reopening

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EXCLUSIVE Travel Perk Available for Guests of Disney’s Aulani Resort!

A piña colada with a view? Yup, Disney’s Aulani sounds like a dream with its stunning property on the island of Oahu.

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Even though the resort has perks in itself with access to an exclusive beach, awesome pools, and great restaurants, guests visiting Disney’s Aulani Resort can even score perks at the AIRPORT too!

Visitors who have booked stays at Disney’s Aulani Resort, as well as Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu, and the Beach Villas at Ko Olina, can visit the Ko Olina Club Lounge at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

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The exclusive lounge provides guests with access to comfortable socially-distanced seating, secure WiFi, charging stations, and soft drinks also available for purchase.

©Ko Olina

Guests will need to make reservations on the Ko Olina Club Lounge page before they head to the Ko Olina Club Lounge. Plus, they will need to have a negative result on their State of Hawaii SafeTravels Pre-Test Verification (quarantine isn’t required), participate in a touchless digital temperature check, and complete a quick Ko Olina Cares health questionnaire on their phones prior to entering the lounge.

©Ko Olina

The guidelines also state that face coverings are required at all times, except when seated, eating, or drinking. The Ko Olina Club Lounge is open daily from 11 AM to 9 PM, so guests have varying opportunities to visit it throughout the day prior to their flight or after their arrival.

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The lounge is located on the 1st floor of Main Terminal 2 near the domestic and international travel gates. Whether you’re traveling alone or with your family, this is an awesome additional perk for being a Disney Resort guest! If you plan on heading to Disney’s Aulani Resort in future, you’ll want to keep the Ko Olina Club Lounge in mind as you schedule your flights and other plans. And, we’ll keep you updated with all the best tips and tricks to planning your other Disney vacations too!

Score big savings on your spring vacation to Disney’s Aulani Resort!

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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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