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August 11, 2018

Walls of the World: Disney's Instagrammable Walls

We've been hearing talk for a while about this latest Instagram trend -- Walls. Walls? Yes, walls. We haven't quite understood what all the fuss was about.

But it seems that these are not just any walls -- these are walls that make a perfect backdrop for your photos, especially photos that you're going to be posting to Instagram. Hence their nickname: "Instagram Walls."

Some of these walls are monotone, some have patterns and designs on them. And at Disney Parks, they are growing in popularity. A few of the walls have even made their way on to phone cases available through D-Tech On Demand stations.

One Disney wall has become a little more famous than the rest. I'm sure you've heard of it by now -- the Purple Wall!

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The Purple Wall has earned itself immortality in merchandise that invites you to "Meet me at the Purple Wall." There's even a Purple Wall slushy at Tomorrowland Terrace in the Magic Kingdom! The shake matches the wall and makes the perfect accessory to any photo taken there.

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The Purple Wall started out life as a monotone purple wall located in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland, between Tomorrowland Terrace and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. Somehow, photo-happy guests discovered that purple background was perfect for their photos. Once Disney saw the popularity of the wall increase on Instagram they added a pattern that gave it some dimension without diminishing its popularity. If you are a Purple Wall purist you can still snap a photo by a "plain" Purple Wall closer to the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor end, but the design side is pretty snazzy!

If you snap your picture at the Purple Wall, why not tag us? @AllEarsNet and #PurpleWall (for the portion without the design) or #GalaticPurpleWall (for the portion with the design)

OK, we're ready to jump on the Instagram Wall bandwagon! With the help of D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, Disney Style, and Disney Parks Blog, let's check out the "Walls of the World!:

Walt Disney World Walls

Epcot is home to five, yes FIVE, Instagram walls!

The Bubblegum Wall:

You’ll find both the Bubblegum and Blueberry Walls as you leave the Spaceship Earth ride. By turning right or left just as you leave the ride you run into the Bubblegum wall. With its shades of red, pink and blue it can’t help but conjure up memories of chewing big chucks of super-flavored bubble gum as we were kids and put a smile on our faces!

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Snap your picture at the Bubblegum Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #BubblegumWall

The Blueberry Wall:

After stopping at the Bubblegum Wall, walk a little way and you’ll find a wall with shades of blue – and now you are at the Blueberry Wall. As you think of favorite blueberry treats from pies to jams and jellies, smile and snap your picture!

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Snap your picture at the Blueberry Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #BlueberryWall

The Toothpaste Wall:

If you’re looking for Nemo or Dory you’re likely to find both of them and the next Instagram Wall at The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion. The so-called Toothpaste Wall is a pattern of mouthwash-colored blues and greens – or the blue and green streak you can find in the middle of a brand of toothpaste. Though we aren’t certain on the name of this wall it does make a fun background.

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Snap your picture at the Toothpaste Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #ToothpasteWall

The Mosaic Wall:

If you’re headed to The Land pavilion stop outside at the Mosaic Wall – anywhere that catches your eye, or matches your mood and clothes, and snap a picture with this colorful background.

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Snap your picture at the Mosaic Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #MosaicWall

The Rose Gold Wall:

They tell us that the Rose Gold Wall is located at Mission: Space. We're not sure exactly which area at Mission: Space this is, so if you find this wall and snap a pic with your Rose Gold Ears, spirit jersey, or cupcake, please tag us! @AllEarsNet and #RoseGoldWall

Moving on to Disney's Hollywood Studios, there are another five Instagram walls. Starting with the brand-newToy Story Land, which boast three of the walls in this park.

The Checkerboard Wall:

Outside Toy Story Mania! you'll find a very large checkerboard with a stack of checkers -- it's an awesome background for photos, although it was raining when we were there.

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Maybe you'll get there on a sunnier day. If so, tag us in your pic@AllEarsNet and #CheckerboardWall

The Popsicle Wall

This wall is so new we don’t have a photo yet -- Toy Story Land just opened at the end of June, after all. You can catch a glimpse of it in our Checkerboard Wall photo above, though, so you can see that it's exactly what it sounds like – a wall made of popsicle sticks.

Grab a picture with this wall and and tag us @AllEarsNet and #PopsicleWall

The Toy Story Land Block Wall

The Toy Story Land Block Wall features primary-colored blocks -- simple, yet Instagrammable! But we don't have a photo of it yet. Share yours by tagging us @AllEarsNet and #ToyStoryLandBlockWall

The last two Studios walls are on Grand Avenue – the area the Muppets call home.

The Muppet Wall

At least you won’t get any real paint on your clothes or shoes from this paint splat! Plus, you’ll have Beaker and Animal photobombing your photo. That’s a great pair of celebrities to add to your Instagram feed.

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Snap your picture at the Muppet Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #MuppetWall

The Muppet Door

Technically not a wall, but a door that works as an Instagram Wall. The contrast of the bright blue, oversized doors and red bricks this makes a fun background for a portrait or selfie. Find this door outside the Muppet*Vision theater.

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Snap your picture at the Muppet Door and tag us @AllEarsNet and #MuppetDoor

Disney's Animal Kingdom has four walls:

The Moss Wall

This is arguably the most popular Instagram Wall in Animal Kingdom -- some might say even more popular than the Magic Kingdom's Purple Wall. On your trip to Pandora – The World of Avatar be on the lookout for it. This wall captures some of the vivid colors that make Pandora seem so magical -- colors that were recreated in a special edition Banshee sold for the park's 20th anniversary earlier this year.

AllEars.Net Editor Deb Koma found the Moss Wall during a recent trip to Pandora -- it's in the vicinity of the Wind Traders store and Satu'li Canteen.

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Catch your picture at the Moss Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #MossWall

“You Are Most Beautiful” Wall

What a beautiful message to incorporate into your photos. You’ll find this inspiring and positive wall in the Harambe Market on the park-side of a cast members-only doorway in the Africa area of the park.

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Soak up the positivity and snap a picture at the You Are Most Beautiful Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #YouAreMostBeautifulWall

Harambe also claims two other popular walls. The first is a wall with a painting of Mickey, the second an area of a wall with some (prop) bicycles, quotes and ads. You’ll want to take a moment to read the quote by the bikes.

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Get some pictures at Walls of Harambe and tag us @AllEarsNet and #WallsofHarambe

Disneyland Walls

Not to be left out of the "Walls of the World" craze, Disneyland has a number of Instagrammable opportunities. In fact, the first Disneyland Wall might actually be the oldest in all of Disney! At 52 years of age the "it’s a small world" Wall is attracting modern-day attention.

"it’s a small world" Wall

There are many photo ops along the wall to this classic and still popular attraction in Disneyland Park. A favorite spot to grab your perfect photo is behind Fantasy Faire Gifts. Check it out on your next visit and let us know what you think.

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Snap your picture at the it’s a small world Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #itsasmallworldWall

The Star Wars Wall

For Star Wars fans visiting Tomorrowland there is a star-filled wall that wraps around Launch Bay. For die-hard fans you can even include those infamous words… "May the Force be With You" in your pictures.

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Get your picture at the Star Wars Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #StarWarsWall

The Minnie Mouse Wall

Minnie is always perfectly dressed and knows how to rock the dots. Now you can join in the polka-dot fun with a brand new Instagram Wall located outside Minnie’s house in Mickey’s Toontown.

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Pose perfectly with these polka dots at the Minnie Mouse Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #MinnieMouseWall

Hollywood Land in California Adventure claims the next three Instagram walls, with two of those being some of the newest walls in the parks.

The Blue Wall

Like Florida’s Purple Wall, this Wall is well-known and popular for being just one shade. It is a very deep blue -- my favorite color! -- and will complement any outfit you might be wearing!

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Get your picture at the Blue Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #BlueWall

The next two walls appeared for Pixar Fest, but we sure hope to see them stick around.

The Buzz Lightyear Wall

You have a chance to pose like you are lifting off to fly "To Infinity and Beyond" with Buzz’s jetpack on your back. This fun wall is around the corner from Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!

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Blast off and get your picture at the Buzz Lightyear Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #BuzzLightyearWall

The Up Wall

If blasting off into the cosmos is not quite your speed you can take a gentle balloon ride up in the clouds with hundreds of balloons gathered in your hands instead. The Up Wall is a few steps away from the Buzz Lightyear Wall, letting take your pick for flying around!

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Before you float away, get your picture at the Up Wall and tag us @AllEarsNet and #UpWall

And that's all we know! It turned out to be a fairly comprehensive list, didn't it? Did we miss any?

Which Walls have you found in and around the parks? When you find a Wall, whether it is in this story, or maybe you've discovered a new one, be sure to tag us @AllEarsNet when you post your picture on Instagram!

We look forward to practicing our selfie shots at all the Walls of the World out there soon!






August 10, 2018

Disney Springs Construction Update: NBA Experience, Jaleo, Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill All Underway

Just when you thought it was safe to walk around Disney Springs' without encountering major construction walls and detours around major work sites, you discover that all the work is really not done at all!

As Walt Disney once said, Walt Disney World will never be finished (paraphrasing there) and there are a few more projects underway, changing the already altered appearance of Disney Springs.

We took a walk around the area earlier this week to get an update on what's in the works.

The NBA Experience

One of the biggest efforts is the transformation of DisneyQuest into the NBA Experience. This new experiential restaurant/entertainment complex is slated to open in the summer of 2019. Situated in Disney Springs West Side near the Cirque du Soleil tent and across from House of Blues, this state-of-the-art venue will include interactive games and competitions, immersive experiences, a retail store and an adjacent restaurant.

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Judging from the construction it is going to be as grand as the concept art shows!

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Jaleo

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Chef José Andrés is bringing the flavors of Spain to Florida with Jaleo. Although it has five locations in the United States and Mexico City, this will be Jaleo's first location in Florida. This will be a table-service restaurant, but will also have a grab-and-go window.

Specialties at the restaurant will include tapas, with paella cooked over a wood fire, hand-carved Jamon Iberico de Bellota and wood-grilled Iberico pork. The takeout window will feature Spanish-style sandwiches.

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Jaleo will also be on the West Side next door to Bongos Cuban Cafe and across from Splitsville Luxury Lanes.

Opening was originally set for sometime this year, but we've heard no news as to a specific date. It's kind of hard to get an idea how far along they are, but we really hope that they meet their goal of debuting in 2018!

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

Disney Springs is not a new home for Chef Wolfgang Puck, who has had several dining locations for many years at both ends of the shopping, dining and entertainment center. What IS new, however, is Chef Puck's concept for a Bar & Grill, which he plans to modernize and bring to life in a new Disney Springs location. Inspired by farmhouses with a touch of elegance, this new venue will attempt to capture the essence of laid-back California dining while highlighting the best of Puck’s signature dishes with Mediterranean influences.

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Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill will be located in the Town Center area next door to the Coca-Cola Store and across from Planet Hollywood and the new Chicken Guy! restaurants.

It, too, was originally set to open in 2018. Does it look like it's getting close to completion to you?

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Whether you're a sports enthusiast, looking for a quick bite, or hoping to enjoy a relaxing repast from a celebrity chef, one of these new Disney Springs offerings should appeal to you.

Personally, we're really anxious for Jaleo to open -- bring on the tapas! We're also a little curious to see what thrills the NBA Experience will provide. And of course, knowing the caliber of Wolfgang Puck's cuisine, we are eager for that bar and grill to open its doors, too!

Which of these venues are you most anticipating? Let us know below.






August 9, 2018

FastPass+: Do You Really Need to Bother?

Do you really need FastPasses to enjoy a day at Disney? And if so, which experiences should I get a FastPass for?

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In short, yes, you’re going to want to take full advantage of Disney’s FastPass+ system to streamline your day. The difference between having these line-skipping beauties can make or break your entire trip.

FastPass+ is essentially a virtual timed-ticket system that allows you to spend your time elsewhere instead of waiting in line. You return to the attraction or show during your designated FastPass "window" (the range of times you're scheduled for) to bypass the regular, or standby, line.

All Walt Disney World guests -- including those staying at Disney resorts, passholders AND day guests using Magic Bands or Magic Your Way passes, can use FastPass+ without an additional fee. However, only Disney resort guests who already have purchased and registered their tickets can schedule FastPass+ times using the My Disney Experience (MDE) website or mobile app up to 60 days in advance of their visit to the parks. Offsite guests (known as day guests) and passholders can schedule FastPass+ times 30 days in advance of their visit, using either MDE or the in-park FastPass+ kiosks.

So, based on that info, start your FastPass planning 30 or 60 days prior to the day of your visit. Just be sure to link your ticket in your My Disney Experience.

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Be forewarned: If you are not staying at a Disney resort, with that 60-day advance-booking benefit, it is likely that the FastPasses for the most popular attractions will all be spoken for by the time you can select your own. It can be worth staying on property just to obtain the privilege to arrange FastPasses early.

You can plan ahead with three passes per day to start with. After using these up, you can get one more at a time as you progress through your day, either via the MDE app or the in-park kiosks.

Each park has a certain set of rides that garner longer wait times that are usually designated as "Tier 1."

Fastpass Tier 1 rides

You’ll want to make sure you grab a FastPass for these to avoid standing for hours in the queue. The following attractions are the ones to snag:

-- Frozen Ever After in Epcot: Take a boat ride up to Elsa’s ice castle, meeting friends and foes along the way.

-- Soarin’ in Epcot: Travel to iconic places all over the world, where you experience the sounds, sights, and even the smells, with bursts of cooling breezes.

-- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Magic Kingdom: Head into one of the diamond mines and say hello to all your favorites from the classic Snow White movie.

-- Flight of Passage in Animal Kingdom: Ride on the back of a banshee as you are immersed in the world of Avatar.

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-- Slinky Dog Dash in Disney's Hollywood Studios: The newest Disney World attraction where you ride along with your ole’ pal Slink on a track surrounded by Tinkertoys.

For the popular rides, set your alarm clock. You will need to be up and ready! The 30 and 60-day windows open at 7 a.m. Eastern Time. If you really want one of these passes with the least hassle, this is our number one recommendation.

If you hit the snooze button too many times, that’s OK! There is still a possibility that you could get a FastPass to one of these attractions another way.

Check the My Disney Experience 24/7! No, REALLY. People cancel and change plans all the time. You might just get lucky and see a set of FastPasses at your desired date and time become available at any given moment.

Once you're at Walt Disney World, be an Early Bird! Sleeping in is all well and good, but if you want those FastPasses, sacrifices must be made! Did you know that if you are the first person into certain restaurants for breakfast, you might get rewarded with a FastPass to any attraction in the park for your family on that date? It could happen! So WAKE UP and get to the parks early!

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There’s also a little rumor that some cast members might have paper FastPasses to give out so they can "make some Magic" at their discretion. So if you’re feeling a little Grumpy, perk up and get Happy! It never hurts to be nice and polite. Strike up a conversation with a cast member, and you could learn magical things you never dreamed of -- and maybe earn a FastPass in the process!

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Finally, if you aren't successful with getting a FastPass in any of these ways, there's always the in-park kiosks. Visit one of these and speak to the cast members there to find out what FastPasses may yet be available for you -- you never know, you may luck out and stumble on a pair of FastPasses for Frozen, after all. It doesn't hurt to try!

Good luck!






August 8, 2018

Mickey Mouse and Pals to the Rescue at Bedtime!

Did you read that a recent survey found that 77 percent of parents are exhausted by the process of getting their kids to bed?

Trust Disney to come to the rescue! Yes, Disney has a way to help out parents who fight the battle to get their kids to not only go to bed, but go to sleep on a nightly basis.

Disney's solution is a special good night message from your child's favorite classic Disney character! Now through August 31 parents can have their kids call 1-877-7-MICKEY and follow the prompts to select who gives your child a goodnight message. Kids can choose from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, or Goofy. The whole call takes about one-and-a-half minutes. The phone call is toll-free and available in both the US and Canada.

ShopDisney.com has launched a Sleep Shop in conjunction with the bedtime messages program. The shop is full of fun pajamas for kids and adults, blankets, slippers, and robes. Maybe wearing new PJs with their favorite character will also make the process of getting ready for bed less of a hassle!

We browsed the shop and picked out some of our favorites. Do you spot yours?

For an INCREDIBLE Family:
The entire family can join in the fun with these pajama sets!

For your Lighting McQueen Fan:
Ka-Chow! Get your little one to race to bed with these Lightning McQueen bedtime pajamas and personalizable blanket.

For your Moana Fan:
We know how determined Moana is, now help your little "I'm not a Princess" princess get ready for bed with this Moana nightshirt.

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For the dad who had a bad day:

Dads often get a bad rap as being Grumpy. But if the Dad in your house IS a little grumpy try these lounge pants out for him.


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For a nostalgic Mom:
Whether the mom in your house was a Winnie the Pooh fan, or still is a fan - or if she loves all things themed to London this pajama set is sure to please.

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Finally, as you get your family ready for Halloween, the Sleep Shop is ready to outfit your entire family in some not-too-scary pajama sets.






Refillable Amenities Replacing Individual Bottles at Disney Resorts

As recently reported, Disney plans to significantly reduce its plastic waste over the next few years. One of the ways it plans to achieve this is by switching over to refillable in-room amenities (shampoo, body wash, conditioner, etc.), instead of using smaller individual, single-use bottles. Disney projects this effort will reduce plastics in in Disney hotel and cruise ship guest rooms by 80 percent.

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Wall-mounted dispensers like the ones pictured above have been placed in Walt Disney World's value resorts for some time now. (The photo above was taken recently at the All-Star Music Resort.) But we hear reports now that similar set-ups have been spotted in some moderate resorts, too, specifically Port Orleans French Quarter and Caribbean Beach Resorts.

As you can see from the photo, these larger dispensers are locked in place, to reduce the chance of tampering with the bottles. For those fans of the H2O+ bath products (yours truly included!), it seems that Disney is continuing to provide this high-end line of lotions, soaps and shampoos.

Unfortunately, we've already had reports of guests finding empty dispensers when they've checked into their rooms -- perhaps housekeeping isn't yet used to checking the product levels routinely.

One thing's for sure -- we'll miss taking home our partially used individual bottles and using them once back in our day-to-day routine! Just one whiff of that sea marine shampoo takes us back to happy times, lounging around our resort, or getting ready for a busy day in the parks.

Have you seen these new refillable amenities during your recent visit to the World? What do you think of this change? Leave a comment below!





August 4, 2018

Menu Mania! This Week's Recap of What's New on Our Menus

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Here we are, back again with this week's recap of the updates we've made to our collection of menus from the Disney theme parks.

IN EPCOT

-- We updated the Sunshine Seasons menu to note, among other things, that an Oreo chocolate mousse has replaced the chocolate mousse cake.

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-- The menu for the Fountain View (Starbucks) was updated to add Boston cream pie cupcakes and an iridescent headband krispy treat (pictured above).

IN DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

-- We updated the menu at the Backlot Express to include the Kylo Ren cupcake, a chocolate cupcake and peanut butter buttercream (below).

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IN MAGIC KINGDOM

-- Friar’s Nook in Fantasyland added a few selections with "tots," along with two new kids' menu items.

-- We also updated the menu for Prince Eric Village Market -- this location has added frozen Cokes with your choice of flavored syrup!

-- The Golden Oak Outpost in Frontierland has added a few new milkshakes: Rocky Road and Dulce de Leche. It's also eliminated its Desert Pear Lemonade Slushy.

IN DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM

-- We've added details to the menu for the new Pizzafari Family-Style Dinner, which began at the end of July.

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AT THE RESORTS

-- We updated both breakfast and lunch/dinner menus at the Boardwalk Bakery -- they added four new breakfast sandwiches and deleted a few lunch options.

AT DISNEY SPRINGS

-- The biggest news at Disney Springs was the opening of Chicken Guy! -- we have that new menu along with some food and interior location photos. Check out the Sauce Boss sandwich below!

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AT DISNEYLAND

-- Over at Disneyland Resort's Downtown Disney District, an assortment of food trucks have been added to make up for the restaurants that closed in advance of construction on a new hotel. We added their menus and some photos.

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That's it for this week! Be sure to check back next weekend when we'll give you another recap on our menu updates. And don't forget to check our Walt Disney World Dining and Disneyland Dining sections periodically throughout the week -- changes are made daily!

Let us know what you think of this weekly recap and please feel free to make suggestions below!






August 3, 2018

NEW in Mexico: Make Yourself a Skeleton with Mirror de los Muertos!

Walking through the Mexico pavilion yesterday, we stumbled across this new hands-on activity that's part of the "Remember Me" La Celebracion del Dia de Muertos exhibit in the pavilion's gallery.

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If you've seen the movie Coco, you'll recall that The Day of the Dead, as it's more commonly known in the US, is a two-day holiday with Mexican roots. It's observed November 1 - 2, All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Families set up altars that honor those who who have passed away, decorating the altars with candles, sugar skulls, marigolds, food, beverages and clothes. Skeleton imagery is very prevalent in Day of the Dead festivities and associated artwork.

That's why this new Mirror de los Muertos is so cool. You can turn yourself into a "Day of the Dead" skeleton-like creature, just like those featured in Disney-Pixar's film, "Coco."

To begin, you tap your MagicBand or RFID card on the screen where indicated.The Mirror takes your photo to create your basic skeleton face, then you are given different customizing options. You can add accessories, hair styles, facial paint and more.

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Once you're done, your finished skeleton portraits will be available to download via PhotoPass.

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The Dia de los Muertos exhibit debuted in the Mexico pavilion last fall, shortly before Coco opened in theaters, but this mirror didn't appear until recently.

There's no word on how long this exhibit will be here, so be sure to head over to the Mexico pavilion soon to check it out!






August 2, 2018

Special Diets Accommodated at Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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With the release of the menus for each global marketplace at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival we also learned which items would be Gluten-/Wheat-Friendly or Vegetarian. The list is provided below for reference. Confirm with the cast member at each booth if you have a food allergy or sensitivity. They should be able to provide you with an ingredients list, and perhaps even make adjustments to an item to meet your requirements.

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Gluten-/Wheat-Friendly Options

Active Eats

  • Spice-crusted Verlasso® Salmon with Warm Lentil Power Salad, Crushed Avocado and Sherry Vinegar

Africa

  • Berbere-style Beef Tenderloin Tips with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato and Pap

Australia

  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies

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Brazil

  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread

Canada

  • Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce

Chocolate Studio

  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel

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France

  • Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with House-made Raspberry Jam

India

  • Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas and Basmati Rice

Japan

  • Beef Nigiri topped with Shrimp Sauce and Diced Pickled Jalapeños

Mexico

  • Coconut Rice Pudding served with Mango Coulis

Spain

  • Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar and Smoked Paprika

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2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Vegetarian Options

Active Eats

  • Energy Bar Bites: a mixture of Chocolate, Nuts, Dried Fruit and Dates

Africa

  • Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew with Vegan Yogurt and Quinoa

The Almond Orchard Hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze

  • Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae with Fresh Berries and Chocolate Almond Streusel

Australia

  • Lamington: Yellow Cake Dipped in Chocolate and Shredded Coconut

Belgium

  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream

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Brazil

  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread

The Cheese Studio, Hosted by Boursin® Cheese

  • Maple Bourbon Boursin Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel and Pecan Crunch

Chocolate Studio

  • Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Whipped Cream

Earth Eats

  • The IMPOSSIBLE™ Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun

France

  • Crème Brûlée à la Confiture de Framboises: Crème Brûlée with House-made Raspberry Jam

Germany

  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce

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Greece

  • Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles and Vegan Tzatziki
  • Spanakopita: Greek Spinach Pie
  • Bougatsa: Warm Phyllo Dough Strudel with Sweet Vanilla Custard, Lemon Honey Syrup and Cinnamon

Hawai’i

  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts

Hops and Barley

  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing

India

  • Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa and Coriander Pesto Dips
  • Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas and Basmati Rice

Ireland

  • Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread

Islands of the Caribbean

  • Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce

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Mexico

  • Coconut Rice Pudding served with Mango Coulis

Morocco

  • Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce

Refreshment Port

  • Sweet Potato Poutine: Sweet Potato Fries with Caramel Sauce, Mini Marshmallows and Pecans
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Wine and Dine Studio

  • Trio of Artisan Cheese featuring La Bottega di BelGioioso® Cheeses made up of:
  • La Bottega di BelGioioso Crescenza-Stracchino®
  • La Bottega di BelGioioso CreamyGorg® Gorgonzola Dolce
  • La Bottega di BelGioioso Artigiano® Vino Rosso

REMEMBER: A cast member at each marketplace should be able to provide you with an ingredients list, or find a chef for you to speak to. They will do whatever they can to modify the dish or food to meet your requirements.

July 28, 2018

Menu Mania! A Weekly Recap of What's New on Our Walt Disney World Menus

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Each week in the AllEars® Newsletter, we tell you that we are continually updating our dining database, and we give you a few highlights. But maybe you're wondering what exactly that means.

In a nutshell, it means that each and every week we are gathering menus from various Walt Disney World restaurants and then updating them on our site. We are also adding photos of the menu items as we go, not to mention photos of the dining locations themselves. Sometimes we even add videos!

We thought you might find it of interest to see exactly what has changed each week, so we've decided to present you with a weekly recap diving into a little more detail.

So this past week, here's what we've done to stay current with the ever-changing world of Disney Dining:

IN EPCOT

-- We've updated the menu for Restaurant Marrakesh in the Morocco Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase. New items on the menu include: Pan-Seared Lamb Loin Medallions with Hummus Rosemary Pancakes; Mussels Casablanca; Goat Cheese with Crispy Bread; Warm Beignets and Sweet Cream; Taste of Morocco, a three-course meal.

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Taste of Morocco

IN DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

-- We updated the menu for Woody’s Lunch Box at the new Toy Story Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios -- the Monte Cristo sandwich has been deleted!

-- At the KRNR Rock Station in front of the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster attraction in Disney's Hollywood Studios, we added frozen lemonade or Coke with a shot of Bacardi, Jack Daniels or Tito’s homemade vodka to the menu.

IN DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM

-- We added the new menu for the Family-Style Dining Experience at Pizzafari in Animal Kingdom. This menu includes pizza, pasta and chicken dishes, caprese & Caesar salads, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages.

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AT THE RESORTS

-- We added the Dole Whip Cupcake to the menu at All-Star Music Resort's Intermission Food Court menu.

-- We added the Iridescent Cupcake, the Stitch Cupcake and Edible Cookie Dough to the All-Star Sports Resort's End Zone Food Court menu.

-- At Gasparilla Island Grill at the Grand Floridian, we added the Incredibles' Dash cupcake to the menu.

-- Over at the Contemporary Resort's Contempo Cafe, we updated the menu to include an iridescent cupcake with Minnie Mouse ears topper; an Oreo monorail cupcake; and a Grilled Salmon Rice Bowl and Seared Chicken Rice Bowl.

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AT DISNEY SPRINGS

-- We updated the menu at Amorette's Patisserie in Disney Springs. They've added themed petit four cakes: one with a S’more flavor/campfire theme; one with a peanut butter & jelly flavor/picnic theme.

-- We also did wholesale menu updates for the following restaurants:

-- Terralina Kid’s Menu at Disney Springs
-- The Basket at Wine Bar George also at Disney Springs
-- Fairfax Fare at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Whew! That was more than a few changes, wasn't it? That's it for this week!

Be sure to check back next week when we'll have lots more for you!

Let us know what you think of this weekly recap and please feel free to make suggestions below!

Get a Star Wars Fix at the Star Wars Launch Bay

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If you're like me, you're getting antsy waiting for the new land, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, due to open in Disney's Hollywood Studios in the late fall 2019.

So to get a little Star Wars fix I paid a visit to Star Wars Launch Bay, which I hadn't seen since its update a few months ago -- new models, props and costumes were added from the most recent film in the franchise, "Solo: A Star Wars Story."

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I can't believe I haven't seen the Solo movie yet -- bad Star Wars geek! -- but it was cool to get this "insider's" look at some of what I will be on screen when I eventually view the film. (And I will, soon, I promise!)

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Despite the reviews, I'm still eager to see Han Solo's origin story, as well Donald Glover as the young rascal, Lando Calrissian. Seeing the costumes they wore and the weapons and props used in the film gave me a good taste of what's to come.

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There's lots of other things to see while you're visiting the Launch Bay -- vehicles, posters, and other props from the earlier films -- and of course you must exit through the Cargo Bay shop, where you're encouraged to part with your hard-earned dollars. There are tempting specialty Star Wars items, toys, limited edition pieces, even customized Star Wars MagicBands... everything a Star Wars junkie might dream of.

When was the last time you visited the Star Wars Launch Bay in Disney's Hollywood Studios? The next movie in the Star Wars franchise isn't due out until December 2019, AFTER Galaxy's Edge debuts, but in the meantime, the Launch Bay is a great place to get a healthy dose of all the latest in the Star Wars universe while you're at Walt Disney World.

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