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Ears the News with Richard

A new table service restaurant is coming to Discovery Island at Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2015. Work is now underway on expanding and converting parts of the existing Pizzafari quick service location into what we will be the new restaurant. No word yet on a name, or the type of food to be offered. It is expected that both the existing Pizzafari and the new table service restaurant will share parts of the dining area space, and both will operate as part of the finished project.

Epcot's Spice Road Table is now available for reservations at both lunch and dinner. The small-plate restaurant in the Morocco Pavilion was previously walk-up only, but has suffered from low attendance since its opening in January of this year. The restaurant is available for reservations from December 2 2014, with operating hours of 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily.

Construction work has been taking place backstage over the last year on a new expansion to Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The new area, c…

Meme Monday

Spending Monday with Mickey beats spending Monday at work- every single time.

Ears the News with Richard

The Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney's Animal Kingdom will be closing for a major remodel in the new year.
Closing on January 5 2015, the remodel will bring a number of improvements to the restaurants outdoor seating area. More covered areas will be installed, including covering the walkways between the seating areas. The ordering area will also see an expansion of its roof, covering guests placing orders.
The remodel is expected to take approximately three months, with a reopening in early April 2015. During the closure, some of the menu items will be available at kiosks throughout the park.
Beginning on November 18, a 20 percent merchandise discount can now be yours by dining at certain Walt Disney World quick service restaurants.
By dining at one of the participating restaurants, you will receive a coupon attached to the bottom of your receipt. The discount is available from November 18 2014 to January 5 2015, available only from store opening until 1:00 PM.
There are a number of…

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Ears the News with Richard

The Big Hero 6 character meet and greet is now open at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Inside the park's 'The Magic of Disney Animation,' you can find Hiro Hamada and Baymax in Hiro's garage workshop. The meet and greet replaces the Wreck It Ralph meet and greet, although both Vanellope and Ralph continue to appear in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at the Magic Kingdom.
Disney's PhotoPass service has introduced a new type of photo available now with the purchase of the Memory Maker package. Building on the existing Magic Shots, which feature character overlays on your pictures, Magic Shots now expand to include animation, in the form of a video clip. There are currently four locations setup to produce Magic Shots - Epcot (behind Spaceship Earth), Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Hollywood Boulevard, Epcot at Norway Pavilion, Disney’s Animal Kingdom on the bridge near Expedition Everest. Guests who have purchased the $199 (or $149 in advance) Memory Maker pa…

Agent Spotlight - Mary Ann

Where do you call home?  Extreme Northeast Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie

Are you married?  My husband Brian and I have been married 3 ½ years.

Any children?  I have 2 girls, ages 11 and 13.

Favorite vacation destination?  Walt Disney World (obviously!),  Seattle, Chicago…I eat my way through every city I visit!

Favorite Walt Disney World Resort?  Disney’s Yacht Club.  I love the feel and location of the Boardwalk area.  Being there on a warm night with it all lit up… Bliss!

Favorite Walt Disney World attraction?  Toy Story Midway Mania, hands down.  (I can get very competitive, too.)

Favorite Disney restaurant?  Via Napoli, Wolfgang Puck Express and Boma.

Favorite Disney snack?  Freshly made Caramel Corn from Karamell-Kuche in Epcot.  Drooling just thinking about it!

Wishes, Fantasmic or IllumiNations?  No contest—WISHES!  I cry Every.  Single.  Time.

Favorite Disney Souvenir?
  Disney designer purses.  I’m addicted.  Truly addicted.  Vera, Harveys and Dooneys.  I’m an equal opportunity o…

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Ears the News with Richard

Walt Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks are offering special menus for Thanksgiving this year.
As you might expect, the more interesting takes on the Thanksgiving traditions can be found at Sanaa, where you can enjoy poppy seed lavash, house-made naan, and apple-cranberry achar.
In Epcot, Thanksgiving menus will be available during lunch and dinner seatings at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, Le Cellier Steakhouse, and Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room, and quick service at Sunshine Seasons.
In the other parks, you can find Thanksgiving offerings at Be Our Guest Restaurant and Tony’s Town Square Restaurant in Magic Kingdom, Hollywood & Vine and The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and at Tusker House Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
At the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Thanksgiving dining will be available at: Artist Point and Whispering Canyon CafĂ© at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge California Grill an…

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