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4 Ways Disney World Could Improve Halloween at the Parks

The Halloween season is officially ending, so I think it is time we shed light on some things that could be improved at Walt Disney World during this spooky time of year.

#1 – More Mickey Mouse Pumpkins Please

This year I saw way more Cinderella Pumpkin wreaths than Mickey Mouse Pumpkin wreaths. That can never happen again. The first week of Halloween at Magic Kingdom, there were no Mickey Pumpkins to be seen anywhere, then the following week, they put out a few by the hub. Those wreaths are my favorite part of Halloween; it’s the one thing that gets me in the spirit and excited to celebrate. So Disney, please put out all the Mickey Pumpkin wreaths next year; thank you.

#2 – Carry Halloween through the whole park

Halloween decor has always been on Main Street U.S.A., but it never goes further than that. At Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, the park has spooky offerings, but I think they should pull the decorations through the park. Obviously, have that decor fit the theme of each land; this also goes from Christmas at Magic Kingdom.

#3 – Add some spooky plant-based treats

This year at MNSSHP, they did not have ANY plant-based sweet treats, which made me very sad. I felt like I couldn’t have the full experience at the party because I didn’t get to eat anything Halloween-themed. Disney could’ve easily taken the Cookies ‘n’ “Cream” Chocolate Mousse Cup from Sunshine Seasons at EPCOT and made it a themed treat. I would’ve been so happy with that.

#4 – Add Halloween decor to OTHER parks

Hear me out, please. Hollywood Studios would look gorgeous with Halloween decor, especially on Sunset Blvd with the Tower of Terror at the end of the street. It could be so spooky. This park has some of the most incredible vintage Christmas decorations. If they made vintage Halloween decor, I would probably move into that park and never leave. I found some photos of old-timey Halloween decor; this would be perfect for Hollywood Studios.

One Holiday Way Online Shop

These are some of the ideas I have that I think could make the Halloween season even better at Disney. Now I want to know what you all think. What do you think Disney could do to improve Halloween? Or do you think it’s perfect just the way it is? Let us know what you think in the comment section. Maybe Disney will read this and get some ideas.

Ranking the Best Character Dining in Disney World for 2022 and 2023

Only a Disney vacation offers meals with this much character.  Take in a meal and rub elbows with some Hollywood stars and even royalty!

But how do you choose? Buffet or Plated meal? Classic characters or take the time to meet some more unique friends?  You want to know which character meals are the BEST.  So, we’re RANKING every character meal in Disney World right now!

When thinking about the all of the Disney Character Dining options, it just triggers that part of the song in Encanto, The Family Madrigal. You know the part, sing along with us…

🎶Okay, okay, okay, okaySo many <Character Meals> in our houseSo, let’s turn the sound up, you know why?I think it’s time for a <Character Meal> round up🎶

Alright, so it doesn’t really fit in the flow of Lin Manuel Miranda’s tight rhyming structure, but you get what we mean!

We’ve experienced some changes in character dining since Disney World reopened in 2020, and gradually most of them have returned back to normal!

7. Chef Mickey’s

When folks usually think of character meals, Chef Mickey’s is what comes to mind! It is one of the most popular spots and snagging a reservation here is not for the faint of heart. Even though this iconic dining location is uber popular, it’s not one of the highest ranked.

Chef Mickey’s features the Family Feast for breakfast for $45 per adult and $29 per child, and dinner for $60 per adult and $38 per child. The fare is pretty standard breakfast (MICKEY WAFFLES) and dinner staples, and you’ll find yourself meeting Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, and Donald in cute chef’s outfits.

Again, Chef Mickey’s is very popular which makes it somewhat difficult to get a reservation. Its big pros are that it’s fairly iconic AND it features ALL FIVE of the Fab Five! Oh, and you can spot the monorail coasting through the resort lobby while you dine. So, maybe that’s a Fab Six?  Cuz that monorail has its own fan base, too!

Chef Donald

On the other hand, though, the atmosphere can be loud and chaotic and the food is typically only okay. Is it a great way to meet fan-favorite characters? Yes. Are there character meals we tend to enjoy more? Also yes.

Want to see our review of the breakfast at Chef Mickey’s? Click here!

6. ‘Ohana

Over at ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Resortsorely-missed character dining experience has returned! That’s right, we’re talking about the ‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast! Yep, everyone’s favorite island-inspired all-you-care-to-enjoy spot has characters!

Time to Dance With Lilo?

Lilo, Stitch, Pluto, and Mickey are bringing the island vibes to breakfast time. They’re visiting guests at tables once again, giving us a chance to partake in this unique meet and greet. And while you meet these characters, you can munch on Pineapple Coconut Breakfast Bread, Mickey and Stitch Waffles, Lilikoi Juice, Fresh Fruit, and more for $45 for adults and $29 for kids.

It Just Depends on What You Want

It’s hard to fault this one. The food is delicious, it’s all you care to eat, and just a monorail ride away from Magic Kingdom. But if Lilo and Stitch aren’t  the pals you’re looking to meet, you might feel some FOMO for not booking one of restaurants that feature the Fab Five. But let’s keep digging and see who’s ranks the top of the list!

To see more of ‘Ohana, click here!

5. Hollywood and Vine

In fifth place, we’re headed to Hollywood Studios where Hollywood and Vine features TWO character meal options depending on the time of day. Start your day with the Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine Breakfast for $42 per adult and $27 per child featuring Fancy Nancy, Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, and Roadster Goofy.

Hey, girl hey!

After breakfast, the preschool team hits the shower and the varsity line up comes out for Minnie’s Seasonal Dine. Depending on the season, you might experience the Silver Screen Dine, the Springtime Dine, the Summertime Dine, a Halloween Dine, and a Holiday Dine. During these meals, you’re joined by Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and sometimes Pluto — all dressed for the occasion and season. Expect to pay $59 per adult and $38 per child.

Witch Minnie at Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine

What we LOVE about this restaurant is all of the character variety. You can see one set of characters for breakfast, and come back for dinner to meet all new friends! You can also keep coming back to see Minnie and the gang in all of their different outfits every season. So fun!

On the flip side, the atmosphere isn’t our favorite and this is a LOUDER meal. Plus, the food is just… okay. So even with its improvements and an impressive roster of characters, it still sits in the middle of the pack. Hey, there are some REALLY good character meals!

Something else to think about is that since Hollywood and Vine is in Hollywood Studios, you are gonna need a park ticket and park pass reservation to get to the restaurant. Yup, another layer to the planning process; you’ll need a dining reservation, a park ticket, and a park pass reservation to dine here.

To see our latest review of the Seasonal Dine, click here!

4. Tusker House Restaurant

Alright, our next choice can be found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. That’s right, it’s Tusker House — where you’ll have a WILD time of character meal fun, all day long.


Tusker House features Donald’s Dining Safari with Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Mickey, AND Minnie — all ready for adventure in their safari outfits. The characters are rollin’ deep here three meals a day! Breakfast is $45 per adult and $29 per child, and lunch and dinner are $59 per adult and $38 per child.

Mickey in Tusker House

This spot lands in the middle of our list for a few reasons. On the cons side of things, it’s a trickier option for picky eaters, though kids and picky eaters can always find some theme park basics like chicken nuggets and fries and such. Still, it doesn’t quite compete with our top three.

The Full Spread

Still, Tusker House definitely deserves some cred! It’s got a very cool atmosphere and the numerous characters are in sweet outfits to match. Plus the food has a focus on African cuisine and it is downright delicious! We tend to love just about everything we try from the buffet!

Now, you know what we’re gonna say. Tusker House is in Animal Kingdom, so once again park ticket and park pass reservation required.

Click here for a review of BOTH versions of the buffet at Tusker House!

3. Artist Point — Story Book Dining with Snow White

We’ve got some royalty securing the number three spot! If you’ve got princess fans, you might want to head over to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort to Artist Point where you’ll find Story Book Dining with Snow White.

Snow White

Story Book Dining with Snow White is a dinner-only character meal served prix-fixe for $60 per adult and $39 per child. Over a meal of more upscale plates, you’ll see Snow White, Dopey, and Grumpy; and have a chance to take a photo with The Evil Queen!


We LOVE that you get to meet some unique characters. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find Dopey or the Evil Queen anywhere else on property. You don’t need a park ticket to experience this restaurant, and it provides a bit more of an upscale menu, so you’ll really feel fancy dining here!

Evil Queen

But there are some downsides. Character dining here is only available for dinner, is a bit pricey, and if you’re looking for royalty, you’ll only find one princess here (well, and an Evil Queen).

Want to see more of Artist Point? Click here!

2. Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera

We’re really getting close to that top spot! Comin’ in as first runner-up, Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort! This spot might not always be a character meal, but when it is, it’s a winner!


When the sun goes down, Topolino’s Terrace is an ideal spot for a date night. But when the sun rises, you can welcome the day with Breakfast a la Art with Mickey & Friends. This meal is prix-fixe and offers Italian-inspired, high-end dishes. The meal is $45 per adult and $29 per child and features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy.


This restaurant has a lot of wins. It’s got a gorgeous atmosphere, the food is amazing, AND the character outfits might be some of our favorites. You’ve got Painter Mickey, Poet Minnie, Sculptor Donald, and Dancer Daisy. The food also feels a lot fairer for the price than some other spots!

In fact, we had a hard time deciding between this one and our first-place winner. They’re practically interchangeable! Pretty much the only con with this one is that you have to make your way over to Riviera Resort — which is easy since this spot is on the Skyliner. Ok, that and Minnie’s poet outfit. If that came in our size, we’d buy it in a heartbeat!

To see our REVIEW of this breakfast, click here!

1. Garden Grill

And the winner is…… <drum roll>…….Garden Grill Restaurant in EPCOT’s The Land Pavilion is our number one character meal in Disney World right now — and it’s not the first time it’s earned this title! Garden Grill is a longtime favorite of ours!


Offering Chip ‘n Dale’s Harvest Feast as an all-you-can-eat lunch or dinner, this spot serves up some stellar platters of classic flavors, like barbecue chicken, mac & cheese, and mashed potatoes, while you ACTUALLY ROTATE through scenes from the Living with the Land attraction below. Add that Mickey, Pluto, and Chip ‘n Dale visit your table and this is a pretty fun spot. Meals are $55 for adults and $36 for kids.

Farmer Mickey

This spot has a lot going for it. You’ve got classic characters, of course, and they come to your table a LOT. This is a relatively small restaurant, so we’ve found that you can expect more character interactions than a typical meal. Plus, the pals are in fun farmer outfits to go with the fresh and delicious eats you have on your plate.

Hi, Dale!

And the atmosphere is extremely cool. The restaurant slowly turns as you eat so your view changes over the course of your meal. It’s also one of the easier character dining reservations to find because it’s pretty significantly underrated. Garden Grill TOTALLY deserves to keep its top spot. We love the spot so much and we’d love it even more if the breakfast option would return!

Want to see more of Garden Grill? Click here!

Honorable Mentions

Cinderella’s Royal Table

We’ve got to give an honorable mention to a few of our other character meals. Topping off our honorable mention list is Cinderella’s Royal Table, which used to be a full princess meal – with oodles of princesses, but now, you get a quick cameo with Cinderella while you dine in her royal dining hall.


This restaurant is a POPULAR one (so, warning, reservations go FAST). If/when the full character offering returns, guests should be able to meet with MANY princesses!

To see more of Cinderella’s Royal Table, click here!

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Just across Fantasyland, Be Our Guest Restaurant has occasional surprise appearances from The Beast himself!

Be Our Guest Atmosphere

Hey, it is his castle. These spots don’t quite fit the bill for full character dining, but it is nice to see some favorite faces during a meal there.

Click here to see more of Be Our Guest!

The Crystal Palace

Guests can meet Winnie the Pooh and other Hundred Acre Wood pals at this beautiful restaurant. And the price tag is pretty standard for character buffets, coming at $45 for adults for breakfast and $59 for lunch and dinner, and $29 for kids for breakfast and $38 for lunch and dinner.


Bounce with Tigger, get a hug with Pooh, giggle with Piglet, but make sure you spend some quality time at that buffet.

To see a recent review of Crystal Palace, click here!

Cape May Cafe

Over at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a fun spot called Cape May Cafe. We recently welcomed back Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast in the morning.


When available, you could dine on a whole buffet of beachy breakfast and see Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy!

Click here for a recent REVIEW of Cape May Cafe!

Aaaaand another character breakfast that has yet to return took place at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort’s Trattoria al Forno. This spot used to have the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast!

Rapunzel at Trattoria al Forno Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast

Who wouldn’t want to have an Italian meal to start the day while mingling with Disney couples like Ariel and Eric and Rapunzel and Flynn Rider?

Click here to see more about this fun breakfast!

Aaaaand there are two spots that still haven’t reopened at all but used to have very fun character meals. We had to give them a mention! The first one is 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.

Cinderella and Prince Charming host dinner!

Buffet dining had two different character meals throughout the day. The Supercalifragilistic Breakfast featured characters like Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, and The Mad Hatter. You could also head to Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner featured Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, and Cinderella’s stepsisters!

Want to see our review of the dinner offering? Click here!

Another royal meal has yet to reopen at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in EPCOT’s Norway. Like Cinderella’s Royal Table, this spot used to offer princess dining — but this time with a buffet of Norwegian-inspired cuisine.

Belle at Akershus

Princesses appear at this spot and it rotates who you might see. You could spot Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Mulan, Cinderella, and/or Mary Poppins! And good news! Akershus is re-opening on Nov. 4, 2022!

To see more about the Akershus experience, click here!

Hopefully, our ranking helps you determine what character meal is best for YOU! And we will be sure to update and change our ranking as things change in the parks! As always, keep an eye on DFB for all the Disney tips!

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2023 Dates You Should Know If You’re a Disney World Fan

These days, it can be hard to keep up with all the changes and updates happening around Disney World.

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From one day to the next, things are a bit different. We do our best to keep track of it all so you don’t have to, and so far, 2023 sounds like it could be one heck of a year for Disney World! If you’re heading to the parks in 2023 or are thinking about planning a trip, these are the dates you should know!

NOTE: We’re updating this article throughout 2023 as openings take place and new experiences are announced!

Dates We Know

Disney typically keeps dates to themselves until the last possible moment, but luckily we do know a few different events coming up in 2023 that already have solid spots on the calendar.

January 4th and 9th, 2023: After-Hours Events Return

When Disney announced that After Hours Events would be returning to the parks in 2023, we were THRILLED! They’ll kick off on January 4th in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and on January 9th in Magic Kingdom.


After Hours events are separately ticketed parties where you can stay in the Disney theme parks for 3 hours after the park closes. There are special treats and drinks included in your ticket. And because the number of tickets sold for the parties is limited, you can often find lower wait times than usual on the rides and attractions.

See the DATES and PRICING for 2023 Disney World After Hours Events Here

January 13-February 20th, 2023: EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

The first EPCOT festival to take place every year (since 2017 at least!) is the EPCOT Festival of the Arts! In 2023, this festival will take place from January 13th through February 20th.

2022 EPCOT Festival of the Arts

The Festival of the Arts combines visual, performing, and culinary arts — you can expect fancy foods, performances, gorgeous artwork, and plenty of merchandise. Some of our favorite eats come from this festival, and we love checking out all the incredible Disney-themed art on display.

See the 2022 EPCOT Festival of the Arts Best of the Fest Here

March 31st, 2023: 50th Anniversary Celebrations End

The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebrations kicked off in style on October 1st, 2021, and we’ve seen plenty of new entertainment, merchandise, snacks, and more over the past year. But sadly, all good things must come to an end.

Cinderella Castle for the 50th Anniversary

The 50th Anniversary Celebration will officially end on March 31st, 2023 — so if you want to experience any of this historic event, make sure you book your 2023 trip before it ends!

Ranking ALL the 50th Anniversary Treats in Magic Kingdom

Things That Will Happen “Sometime” in 2023

The rest of these dates are events we know will happen at some point in 2023 — either because Disney has announced it or because these events typically happen every year — we just don’t have solid dates for them yet. We’ll continue to update this article as we learn more!

Spring 2023: TRON Opens in Magic Kingdom

We’ve been waiting for TRON: Lightcycle Run to open in Magic Kingdom for quite some time now, so when Disney announced the coaster would finally be opening in 2023, we were pretty excited, to say the least.

TRON ride vehicle testing

For now, all we know is that the coaster will be opening sometime in the spring, but when exactly that might be remains to be seen. We’ll continue to keep an eye on the latest construction updates and keep you posted if we hear any more news on when we can ride this coaster!

See TRON: Lightcycle Run Construction Progress Here

March to July: EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival usually sprouts up around the spring — in 2022, it ran from March 2nd to July 4th. We’re expecting another spring harvest for this festival in 2023, but we don’t have the specific dates yet.

EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Incredible floral topiaries and artwork are scattered across the park, not to mention delicious springtime-themed eats and drinks from the festival booths. You’ll also find plenty of entertainment at this fest too, so stay tuned for the official 2023 dates!

BEST of the Flower and Garden Festival 2022

August to October: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

2022 saw the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party after a two-year hiatus. We finally danced and dined with goblins, ghouls, and ghosts once again — and got to go trick-or-treating around Magic Kingdom!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party sign

In 2022, this separately ticketed party took place on select nights between August 12th and October 31st — so chances are we can expect a similar time frame for 2023. We’ll keep an eye out for any more announcements from Disney!

See What the FIRST NIGHT of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Was Like in 2022

July to November: EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

EPCOT’s longest festival kicks off mid-year and lasts almost until the very end! That’s right — we’re talking about the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival. This is the ultimate foodie fest at EPCOT — it’s completely food-themed and completely awesome. The 2022 festival dates are July 14th to November 19th.

2022 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival

We have quite a few favorite snacks that return to this festival year after year — which is why we return year after year, too! Disney hasn’t shared the official 2023 dates for this fest yet, so stay tuned.

See the BEST EATS of the 2022 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Here

November to December: EPCOT Festival of the Holidays

We’re closing out the EPCOT festival lineup in style — the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays celebrates traditions and cuisines from around the globe. Plus, who wouldn’t want to attend an event with something called a Cookie Stroll?! Sign us up!

Festival of the Holidays

All the eats, entertainment, merchandise, and special events you can expect from EPCOT festivals can be found at this one too — but with a festive holiday twist! The event typically runs from November through December, but we’ll let you know once the dates have been announced for 2023.

See the Festival of the Holidays 2022 Food Booths Here

November to December: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

We also got to see the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in 2022! The event takes place on select nights from November 8th to December 22nd, so we’ll likely see something very similar if the party comes back for 2023. 

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Be sure to stay tuned to DFB for the latest Disney news and important dates you need to know about!

Our Ultimate Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Late 2023: Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana Opens in EPCOT

If you haven’t been to EPCOT lately, you might have missed the giant construction zone that’s the future home of Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana. This immersive, water-based, walkthrough attraction is going to bring a whole new type of experience to Disney World, and we can’t wait to check it out!

Te Fiti Model that will be part of Journey of Water

Disney shared at the 2022 D23 Expo that this attraction (and Te Fiti!) would be ready to greet guests sometime in late 2024. We’ll have to wait for more specifics, but we’ve been keeping track of all the specifics and will let you know if we learn anything new!

Read More About the Moana Opening Timeline Here

NEW Figment Meet and Greet

2022 was also the year that traditional character meet and greets and many character dining meals returned to “normal” too! Slowly but surely, we were able to high-five, hug, and hang out with characters once again.

A Figment meet and greet is coming!

But, Disney revealed at the 2022 D23 Expo that a NEW meet and greet would be coming to the parks. Over at EPCOT, Figment will be meeting guests “by the end of 2023.”

100th Anniversary Celebrations

While we don’t have any specifics on what exactly the 100th Anniversary of the Walt Disney Company will bring to Disney World, we can probably expect some sort of celebration! The Disney 100 Years of Wonder Celebration looks like it’s mostly centered around Disneyland Resort, but we’re hopeful some of it will trickle over to the east coast as well.

Disney 100 Logo At D23 Expo

There’s no doubt Disney will release some 100th Anniversary merchandise, and we do know that a new fireworks show will be coming to EPCOT…

Is the 100th Anniversary Coming to Disney World?

NEW Nighttime Shows Coming to EPCOT and Magic Kingdom

Speaking of NEW fireworks and entertainment, not one — but TWO new nighttime spectaculars will be debuting in Disney World next year. Disney has revealed that Harmonious will be ending its run in 2023 to make way for a 100th Anniversary-inspired fireworks show. 


And over in Magic Kingdom, Disney has announced that the Happily Ever After theme song will be returning next year to Disney World as part of an updated fireworks spectacular. The big fireworks change was announced this year during the 2022 D23 Expo. For now, we’re not sure when either show will premiere, but we’ll continue to update you!

Happily Ever After in 2021

Whether you’ve already got a trip planned to Disney World in 2023 or are just starting to think about planning one, keep these dates in mind so you can be prepared for your visit.

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The Daughter of Blade to Headline Her Own Comic Book Series This February

After arriving on the scene earlier this year in Free Comic Book Day: Avengers/X-Men, Brielle Brooks, the daughter of Blade, will headline her own series this February. What’s Happening: Announced at New York Comic Con, Bloodline: Daughter of Blade will reunite the character’s creators, writer Danny Lore and artist Karen S. Darboe, for a five-issue saga […]

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Did you know about these Haunted Mansion spooky secrets?

Disney World’s Haunted Mansion is so fun! But, did you know that it is full of stories and secrets? Take a look here to discover them. Haunted Mansions Around the World Haunted Mansions and Manors have a cult-like following around the globe. Whether you love Disneyland’s holiday layover or prefer Disneyland Paris’ Phantom Manor, there are fun […]

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Disney Visa Cardholders can now Save Even More Money

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New ‘Star Wars’ Art Kit, Grogu Mugs, Pajamas, and More at Disneyland Resort

Several new “Star Wars” items arrived at Disneyland Resort this week, including mugs and pajamas featuring Grogu from “The Mandalorian.” We found all of these items in Star Wars Trading Post at Downtown Disney District.

Grogu “Choose Your Path” Mug – $14.99

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This stoneware mug is black with a brown base. Grogu (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) is in white outline on one side.

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The other side reads “Choose Your Path.”

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This mug is 13 oz / 369 ml.

Grogu “Good Morning” Mug – $14.99

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This white stoneware mug features Grogu looking up at a butterfly. It reads “Good morning.”

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The inside is yellow.

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The other side has a list of things to do including “meditate,” “sip soup,” and “eat cookies.” It’s 12 oz / 340 ml.

“Strong With the Force” Sleep Set with Gray Pants – $54.99

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This set includes a long-sleeved heater gray shirt.

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It features Grogu reaching for the Mandalorian, under the words “Strong with the Force.”

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The included pants are gray with an all-over pattern of Grogu and Mando’s helmet.

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“Strong With the Force” Sleep Set with White Pants – $54.99

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This similar sleep set just features Grogu on the long-sleeved shirt.

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The pants are white but feature the same pattern as the pants in the above set.

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Grogu Bottle – $12.99

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This plastic bottle features Grogu and reads “May the Force be with you.”

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The cap is blue and green.

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It has a pop-up straw.

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“Star Wars” Art Kit – $29.99

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Finally, this art kit comes in a box featuring the main characters of “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

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The box unfolds to show off all the art supplies inside.

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Included are a paint palette, 18 washable markers, 8 paint tubes, 16 crayons, 16 color pencils, 24 water color paints, 18 oil pastels, 2 pencils, 2 paint brushes, stencil, sketch pad, eraser, pencil sharpener, ruler, scissors, and tape.

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Check out the “Star Wars” Guided by the Light Mickey ears and bottle by Ashley Eckstein.

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Marvel Studios Holds Special Screening of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at the Smithsonian

The cast and director of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever appeared at a special screening held at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. last night. What’s Happening: Director Ryan Coogler and stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tenoch Huerta and Angela Bassett attended the red-carpet event last tonight hosted by Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Entertainment, Chadwick […]

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Woody, Buzz, and Jessie are BACK in Toy Story Land at Disney World!

At the beginning of summer, Disney let fans know that character meet and greets would slowly but surely make their way back to the parks. When they made that announcement, I predicted that all meet and greets would return just in time for Halloween. My forecast wasn’t 100% correct, but many characters did get back out there to meet guests throughout the season.

This past weekend our Toy Story friends Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Jessie headed back to Andy’s Backyard in Toy Story Land to meet guests. The land felt empty without them meeting and greeting because it felt like there were no “toys,” just rides with really long lines. Let’s look at the meet and greets times and locations, shall we?

Buzz Lightyear

Buzz can be found by the entrance of Toy Story Land. According to the My Disney Experience app, he is the coolest toy in the universe and turns playtime into the greatest adventure in the galaxy. After watching the most recent movie (which I loved), I can agree he is the coolest toy in the universe.


Guests can meet Jessie near the entrance of Toy Story Mania. Jessie is the roughest, toughest cowgirl in the West. She is the only character that freaks me out; I don’t know if it’s her eyes or that she doesn’t really have a neck. Anyway, enough of my fears; seeing her back in Andy’s Backyard with her best pal Woody is great.


Woody can be seen with Jessie by Toy Story Mania. Woody is a beloved character that many guests grew up with. He is described as the one that all the toys look up to. He is brave, smart, and kind, like a cowboy, should be.

If meeting characters is essential to you or your travel party, plan accordingly. The My Disney Experience app lists all the meet-and-greet times, which is an excellent tool for those who like to plan their days. These characters meet outside so if there is inclement weather, ask a cast member if they were moved to a different location or if they won’t be meeting until it passes.

Will you be making time to meet these characters on your next Disney vacation? Let us know!