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Disney has updated the 'Shop Disney Parks' app to include new functionality for guests on-site at Walt Disney World.
In addition to the option to ship items to a home address, the app now includes the ability to have an order delivered to a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, or to be shipped to the front of the park for later pick-up.
Delivery to a resort hotel requires a reservation linked to My Disney Experience, and ship to front of the park requires you to be actually inside the park.
The app is available for download now from the app store.
Image courtesy Disney Parks Blog

You can now create your very own personalized MagicBand in the Magic Kingdom with MagicBand on Demand.
Inside the Tomorrowland Power and Light Co. at the exit of Space Mountain, a new D-Tech station allows guests to create a custom phone case or MagicBand, with immediate printing using instant drying UK ink.
A custom retail MagicBand is $21.95 while a personalized retail MagicBand is $29.95.

The Mickey Mouse meet and greet has moved to a new location at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
You will find the new meet and greet in the pre-show area of the former Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow show, between Toy Story Mania and One Man's Dream.
Hours are typically 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, but you will want to check the times guide to confirm.

Ribab Fusion is the latest new act to take the stage in Epcot's World Showcase.
Performing at the Morocco Pavilion, Ribab Fusion celebrates Morocco's Amazigh (Berber) culture as it flies from ‘70s-style funk to Afropop dance vibes, from slow jams to high-energy call-and-responses choruses - and featuring the one-stringed bowed ribab.
Shows are typically Wednesday through Sunday, until January 2 2016.




Hollywood and Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios is moving to all character dining with the addition of year round Minnie's Seasonal Dine.
Guests will be able to join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy for dinner celebrations centered on each season. As each new season comes, unique music, d├ęcor and menu items celebrate the winter holidays, spring, summer and Halloween.

Upon arrival, Guests will have the opportunity to take a photo with a Disney Character, along with a visit from other Characters to their table. Each season also offers its own unique table activities and takeaway gifts. The diners are priced at $27.99 ages 3-9 and adults $46.99 + tax and gratuity, with some Disney Dining Plans accepted. 
Breakfast and lunch continues to feature Disney Junior Play ‘n’ Dine at Hollywood & Vine, with Disney Junior characters Jake, Sofia, Doc McStuffins and Handy Manny.

Minnie's Holiday Dine begins on November 7 2015, and here is how the upcoming year looks for diner at Hollywood and Vine, with reservations now open for the first of the new year seasons:

January 4, 2016 – March 20, 2016
Minnie Mouse is inviting all of her friends to join her at Hollywood & Vine, where she’s hosting a fabulous dinner party celebrating the glamour of Hollywood!

March 21, 2016 – June 5, 2016
Minnie’s shaking off the winter chill with a fabulous dinner party celebrating the bright and beautiful delights of spring!

June 6, 2016 – September 11, 2016
It’s a sizzling summer celebration as Minnie Mouse and all of her friends head to Hollywood & Vine for a beach-inspired dinner bash celebrating the excitement of summer!

September 12, 2016 – November 6, 2016
Head on down to Minnie Mouse’s favorite haunt as she invites all her friends for a frightfully festive Halloween dinner party at Hollywood & Vine!

November 4, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Celebrate the season with Minnie Mouse as she and all of her friends deck the halls of Hollywood & Vine for a dazzling dinner party chock-full of the cheerful togetherness of the holiday season.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort is offering an extra dining opportunity at it's 1900 Park Fare Restaurant during the busy holiday season.

'A Grand Brunch at 1900 Park Fare' will operate 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM from November 22 - 28 2015, and then December 20 2015 to January 2 2016.
Menu items include Carved Herb-roasted New York Strip Loin, Made-to-Order Omelets and Eggs, Carved Floribbean Jerk Turkey Breast, Breakfast Burrito Bar, Vanilla French Toast, Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, Mickey Waffles, Bread Pudding.


Pricing is $23.99 for adults and $12.99 ages 3 - 9, with reservations available online now. Unlike at Breakfast and Dinner, there will be no characters.

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