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Ears the News with Richard

The second phase of the newly expanded Magic Kingdom bus area is now in operation giving direct service to other theme parks. Starting 12/15/2013, the stops for Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom have relocated from the TTC to the new Magic Kingdom stops. You will find the Studios at stops 4 and 5, Animal Kingdom at stop 6 and Epcot at stop 9. Part of Creature Comforts at Disney's Animal Kingdom will open as a MyMagic+ service center on 12/17/2013. Staffed by Guest Relations, service centers are located in all parks and provide guests with assistance and support in using MyMagic+ and all related services. The store, located on Discovery Island just before the entrance to Africa, will continue to sell merchandise along with operating as the service center. The Refreshment Port in Epcot's World Showcase is now offering a Disney version of the famous 'Cronut.' Priced at $4.49 (and a snack on the Disney Dining Plan), you can get them now

Whispering Canyon Cafe

Can I get some ketchup please???   If you read that question and laughed because you know what I’m referring to, then you have probably eaten at Whispering Canyon CafĂ©.   If not, by the end of this post I can guarantee that you will want to eat there! Whispering Canyon is located inside the beautiful Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World.   The restaurant is located right off the main lobby which makes it easy to find as well as providing for beautiful sights to see while waiting for your table.  The restaurant serves a Western/BBQ style menu like you may have found in an old Chuckwagon on the prairie.   They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and do accept the Disney Dining Plan.   A few of the food highlights include the Family Platter; served at all 3 meals, it brings you either loads of classic breakfast items or great tasting BBQ and sides, all served family style for your table.   In addition, this restaurant has some of the best milkshakes that I have ever

Ears the News with Richard

The wrecking ball has its sights set on the former Cap'n Jacks Restaurant and marina. Both are now being demolished as part of the plans for bringing the new Disney Springs redevelopment to life. The restaurant closed in mid-August of 2013, along with the boat rental marina.  Water Taxi service continues at the nearby dock and Cap'n Jacks Margarita Bar is still in operation. Offering a range of photographic services linked with MyMagic+, 'Memory Maker' will launch at Walt Disney World this Friday December 6 2013. Photo Courtesy Disney Parks Blog The new NextGen Memory Maker package is another component of MyMagic+ which combines a number of photo services into one 100% digital product. Using the My Disney Experience app and website, photos taken my a PhotoPass photographer and linked via MagicBand, onsite attraction photos, and photos from other guests linked by My Disney Experience can all be accessed and downloaded from the day they were shot, and up to

Guest post- A Magical Experience: Family of the Day

Kingdom Konsultant client Mandie and her family recently experienced some extra Pixie Dust at the Magic Kingdom- they were randomly selected as family of the day! Today, she shares with us her exciting experience, along with her appreciation for the magic that Cast Members help to create every day:      The number one thing I learned on my recent trip to Disney World is not what restaurant to book (O’hana), what snack is the best (Dole Whips, baby!) or what ride to avoid with a toddler if you want them to trust you for the rest of your trip (I’m looking straight at you, It's Tough to be a Bug).   It’s something that is far easier to remember, needs no reservations 180 days out, and requires only one word: “Hi”.                  Ok, I’ll be honest.   It doesn’t have to be “Hi” because “Hello”, “Hey There”, and if you’re feeling verbose, “How are you?” will also work.    You’re probably asking where this advice is leading so I’ll get to straight to the point.   The most ma