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October 18, 2014

Feast - Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Sneak Peek

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“Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. The short opens on Nov. 7, 2014, in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6.”


October 17, 2014

Hiro and Baymax from Big Hero 6 Coming to Disney Parks

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The DisneyParksBlog announced in August that Big Hero 6 characters would be coming to Disney Parks in the US this fall.

Although the start date has not been announced (mid-November is all we know right now), the locations of the Meet and Greet have. In Disney's Hollywood Studios, look for Hiro and Baymax inside the Magic of Disney Animation attraction. The themeing of the area will be the lab from the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and then you'll find the characters inside Hiro's garage workshop.

The current Meet and Greet for Wreck-it-Ralph will close on October 24th to prepare for Big Hero 6!

In Disneyland, Hiro's robotic workshop will be located near the Starcade in Tomorrowland. Also right now in Disneyland you can see a preview of the new film in Tomorrowland's Magic Eye Theatre.

Grand Deluxe Guest Rooms at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

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The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin are undergoing the largest renovation in its 25 year history! Newly designed guest rooms feature upgraded furniture, a completely new bathroom, and the latest in technology enhancements including large HD TVs, additional power outlets and more.

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The room blends a beautiful combination of whites, blues and grays creating a tasteful ambiance that appeals to adults while abstract artwork playfully delights children as well.

The centerpiece of the room is the famous Westin Heavenly Bed with its all-white custom-designed pillow-top mattress set, cozy down blanket, a trio of crisp sheets, goose down comforter and four over-stuffed pillows. The design continues into the completely new bathroom where guests may enjoy two separate vanities and a back-lit mirror mounted on iridescent glass tiles.


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The renovations began earlier this year in the Swan and are expected to be completed by the end of 2014. The Dolphin will begin renovating rooms in 2015 with an expected completion date of 2016.

SEE MORE UPDATED SWAN ROOM PHOTOS HERE!

October 14, 2014

Four Seasons Food Truck Heads to Orlando on Tour Down America's East Coast

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Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will welcome the Four Seasons Food Truck on October 27 and 28, 2014. The truck’s stay in Orlando is one of nine visits it will make on its journey down the eastern seaboard, serving up exclusive menus and culinary experiences to the local Central Florida communities and Resort guests.

Beyond providing diverse culinary experiences, the Food Truck is a charitable endeavour. Four Seasons Resort Orlando will be donating a portion of Food Truck revenue to Compassionate Hearts and Hands, an Orlando-based charity that supports patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

When: October 27 and 28, 2014 - times and locations below

How: Visit the Food Truck as it makes stops around the city, and savour street-food menu items created by Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi of Ravello restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, including Italian favourites such as pressed rosemary focaccia sandwich and bomboloni doughuts. All items are priced at USD 8.00 and under.

Four Seasons Pressed Rosemary Focaccia Sandwich

Four Seasons Bomboloni Doughuts

Fans can also follow the Four Seasons Food Truck tour on Taste by Four Seasons, showcasing highlights from the nine featured destinations and recipes from Four Seasons chefs. For an interactive tour map and other delicious details, visit Four Seasons Magazine or follow the hashtag #FSFoodTruck on Twitter and Instagram.

Where: Orlando itinerary stops include:

Where: Orlando itinerary stops include:

Monday, October 27

2:00 to 5:00 pm: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, 10100 Dream Tree Boulevard, Golden Oak, Florida

Tuesday, October 28

11:00 am to 2:00 pm: The Mall at Millenia, Neiman Marcus parking lot, 4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, Florida

5:00 to 7:00 pm: Winter Park Library, 460 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, Florida

At each of the stops, visitors can enter to win a Food & Fashion prize giveaway, including a USD 250.00 gift card courtesy of The Mall at Millenia, paired with a USD 150.00 gift certificate to enjoy dinner at Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando.

What’s on the Menu:

House cured lonza, truffle pecorino, fig bread USD 6.00

Arancini al Brasato USD 5.00

Braised short rib, peas, carnaroli rice croquettes

Fett’unta USD 4.00

Roasted eggplant, tomato crudaiola, roasted cauliflower, country bread

Rostelle Sanremasche USD 7.00

Lamb brochette, citronette, arugula

Pressed rosemary focaccia USD 8.00

Speck, salame, fontina, giardiniera, pesto

Piadina Romagnola USD 7.00

Chicken porchetta style, mozzarella

Baby shrimp salad USD 8.00

Florida citrus, fennel, romaine, extra virgin olive oil

Bomboloni USD 3.00

Vanilla, chocolate, Nutella

Torta di mele USD 4.00

Italian soda USD 4.00

Gassosa, Chinotto, Spuma

Acqua di Lurisia USD 4.00

October 13, 2014

Once Upon a Time Frozen Photo Op

In celebration of Anna, Elsa and Kristoff visiting Once Upon a Time's Storybrooke, a special photo op is available in Disney's Hollywood Studios for a limited time.

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At the special Once Upon a Time Photo background, a PhotoPass Photographer will take your photo. When you visit mydisneyphotopass.com you'll find Elsa and the Evil Queen in your photo too!

This photo op is complimentary and for a limited time only.
Please share if you know where the exact location is for this photo op.

Tomorrowland - Teaser Trailer

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From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.

“Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Brigham Taylor, Jeff Jensen and Bernard Bellew serving as executive producers. “Tomorrowland” opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.

October 8, 2014

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Medals Revealed

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This January runDisney celebrates the 10th anniversary of Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. Runners participate in the half marathon on Saturday and the marathon on Sunday, 39.3 miles over 2-days. Once they cross the finish line of the marathon, they not only receive a marathon medal, but they also earn the commemorative anniversary Goofy medal. This one of a kind medal features a spinning Goofy in the middle and clearly commemorates the 10th anniversary.

October 6, 2014

Disney Visa Stay, Play, Dine Offer for 2014 and 2015

Disney Visa Stay, Play, Dine And Save Up To $600*

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Walt Disney World® Resort - Most nights 12/14/14 -12/20/14 & 1/5/15- 3/7/15

Are you a Disney Visa cardholder?

Save $600* (based on a family of four) on a 5-night, 6-day Walt Disney Travel Company Room Ticket & Dining plan package at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Select Value Resorts save up to $400, select moderate up to $600 & select Deluxe & Deluxe Villas at least $600.

Book by December 29, 2014: AllEars.Net Recommends MouseFanTravel.com for your Disney reservations.

* The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same package for 2 adults, 1 junior, 1 child in the same room. Tickets valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites and 3-bedroom villas. Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities. Children ages 3-9 must order from children's menu if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.


October 1, 2014

New Frozen Holiday Premium Package


First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration


With Frozen Summer Fun over, Disney's Hollywood Studios has announced a new Frozen Holiday Premium package.

The premium package is available November 7-19, November 21-December 9 and December 11 - January 4, 2015.

For $89 per adult plus tax and $59 per child plus tax you will receive:

*** Reserved Seating for the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at the Premiere Theatre

*** reserved viewing of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

*** a Frozen themed dessert party (including mini Anna and Elsa cupcakes)

*** a holiday themed lithograph and

*** a Frozen pin.

You must have your own admission for Disney's Hollywood Studios (admission is not part of the package). Call 407-939-1854 to reserve your spot.

Big Hero 6 New Trailer

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“Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”

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Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014.



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