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Excursion Review- Mountain Top Downhill Rainforest Trek

Ears the News with Richard

Disney's Princess Fairytale Hall meet and greet is now open to guests in the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland as the New Fantasyland project completes another phase. Princess Fairytale Hall is the new home to Cinderella and Rapunzel, who are each day joined by their royal guests, including Aurora, Snow White, Tiana, Jasmine and Mulan. 
The attraction is split into two sides, one with a queue for Cinderella and, and one with a queue for Rapunzel. This means that if you want to meet both princesses, you will need to enter the attraction twice. The visiting princesses will be posted on the signage outside of the attraction. FASTPASS is available, along with FastPass+ for those guests taking part in the MyMagic+ tests.
Since Disney's Princess Fairytale Hall’s opening, the princesses are no longer appearing in their former home in Town Square Theater. Mickey Mouse is continuing to appear there however.
Here is the opening day press release from Disney: LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The fanta…

Salsa & Salsa in Costa Maya

If you read my review of La Hacienda de San Angel, you know that I love, love, love chips and salsa.So, when my husband and I booked a Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy, I was ecstatic to see the Costa Maya Salsa & Salsa excursion.There was no question that we were going on this excursion.Sign us up!

After disembarking the ship, it’s a quick 15-minute ride to a beachfront restaurant for the excursion.The covered patio is set up with numerous tables and chairs set for four with a beautiful view of the ocean.Everyone, of legal drinking age, is given drink tickets to order sodas, beer or margaritas.Wes and I decided to start with some blue margaritas and then switched to beer.The margaritas were good but were not as strong as we would have liked.We realized that if we really wanted a buzz, uh…I mean, more bang for our buck, we should have started with beer.We would need a little liquid courage to get up and salsa dance later in the excursion.

During our excursion, we ma…

Ears the News with Richard

Beginning in early September 2013, look for Twinings tea bags to replace the current Nestle offering at quick service restaurants throughout Walt Disney World. Continuing their sponsorship of Epcot's Tea Caddy in the United Kingdom Pavilion, Twinings will also begin new sponsorship of the Garden View Tea Room at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. The full roll-out of Twinings to table service restaurants will follow throughout the year.
Twinings has been selling teas for over 300 years, and serves 100 countries with over 200 teas. The relationship with Disney began with the opening of Epcot and the United Kingdom's Tea Caddy shop.
FastPass+ at Fantasmic! Has been added to the round of testing, with the first show of each night now having an allocation for FastPass+. Those taking part in the MyMagic+ testing should be able to make reservations for the show.
The Magic Kingdom's Main Street Trolley show switched to the fall show on 9/1/2013.
Shows are performed daily, typically…

The Magic of the Holidays at Walt Disney World