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Reservations now available for The Boathouse at Disney Springs through Open Table. Reservations can be made from Friday May 15 2015. The Boathouse opened on April 13 2015, and will operate without advance reservations until mid-May.

 The Boathouse is an upscale family-friendly restaurant, featuring steaks, chops, fresh seafood and a raw bar. Three bar areas, boat rides and live entertainment complete the experience.

Jiminy Cricket will be returning to Disney's Animal Kingdom for meet and greets next week.

Appearing at Rafiki's Planet Watch during Earth Day week, look for Jiminy from 10am to 4:30pm, April 19 to 25 2015.

Jiminy meet and greets at Disney's Animal Kingdom were available daily until November 2011 when he was removed from the meet and greet line-up. Animal Kingdom was the last place to meet Jiminy after he was removed from Magic Kingdom, leaving Walt Disney World without any location to meet the "Pinocchio" character.

Following the announcement that 'Frozen Summer Fun' will be returning to Disney's Hollywood Studios this summer, Disney has put tickets on sale for the 'Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package.'
The price has increased to $69 for adults, and increase of $10 over last year, and $39 for ages 3-9. Dates are June 17 through to September 7 2015.
The package includes:
     See Anna and Elsa in the reserved viewing for Frozen Royal Welcome, complete with regal refreshments—water, a selection of soft drinks, and ice cream
     Reserved seating for your choice of (1) show time of For the First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
     Frozen Fireworks viewing with dessert party, a dazzling nighttime display of fireworks paired with Frozen-themed desserts as well as specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Cost is $69 for adults, $39 for children age 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity are included). Reservations can be made by calling 407-939-3463 or online.

The line-up for the 2015 Sounds Like Summer Concert Series at Epcot is now available.
Show times are 5:30, 6:45 and 8pm. Sounds Like Summer concerts are included with Epcot admission and take place at the America Gardens Theater in World Showcase.
As always, performers are subject to change.
June 7-13: DSB – A Tribute to Journey
June 14-20: 2U – A Tribute to U2
June 21-26: Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot – A Tribute Billy Joel Show
June 27 – July 4: Don’t Look Back – A Tribute to Boston
July 5-11: Fire & Ice – A Tribute to Pat Benatar
July 12-18: Stayin’ Alive – A Tribute to the Bee Gees
July 19-25: Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles





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