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Ears the News: July 28, 2017 Edition

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Disney is upping the discount for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members from now through to September 30, 2017.

There is now a 30 percent discount (up from 20%) on regular price food and non-alcoholic beverages when dining during the dinner meal period before 6:30pm or after 8:30pm at the following locations: Jiko at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Flying Fish at Disney's BoardWalk Resort The Wave...of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort Citricos at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa The Grand Floridian CafĂ© at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Olivia's Cafe at Disney's Old Key West Resort Boatwright's Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside The Turf Club Bar & Grill at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Captain's Grill at Disne…

Ears the News: July 21, 2017 Edition

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The D23 Expo was last weekend and quite a bit of information was released about a number of projects coming to Walt Disney World.

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Star Wars-themed land update

A huge 50ft wide scale model of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge was revealed along with the name of the new land. The new expansion will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Check out the video below to see a model of the new land.


Trouble viewing the video? Click here to view the video on YouTube.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

In this game-changing attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will feature an original story that will take guests on a journey inside the world of Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts using new technologies that turn the flat cartoon world into an incredible dimensional display. Located inside the Chinese Theatre, this new attraction will replace Th…

Animator's Palate on the Disney Magic

Animator's Palate is the only restaurant that is on all four of Disney's cruise ships, and it really does just give you that magical Disney feeling! There's a little something extra as your meal progresses here, so pay close attention to your surroundings as you dine.

Animator's Palate is typically where character breakfasts will be held on cruises of 7 nights or longer, so you might spend a bit of time here! The restaurant is located Deck 4 Aft.

I was looking forward to this meal because it has one of my absolutely favorite items on the menu; Black Truffles Pasta Purseittes! On this cruise, Animator's Palate was our second night and also Formal Night, so we were all dressed up to enjoy the magic that awaited. This is one of the best themed restaurants in my personal opinion, and I simply love it here!






We started the meal with bread and butter and specialty cocktails of the evening.




First up was our appetizer course. I was traveling with my mom and we both agr…

Five Ways to Beat the Summer Heat at Disney World

As a near-lifelong resident of Louisiana, I know how hot and humid a southern summer can get. While summertime is a great time for a Disney World vacation because the kids are out of school, it also requires a good plan for conquering the parks during the hottest time of the year. Last June, my five year old daughter and I set out with a friend and her daughter for a girls’ trip – and it was such an enjoyable vacation! Here are my five tips for staying cool during a summertime visit to Disney World.


Get Up Early and Stay Out Late This is probably the best advice for beating the mid-day crowds any time of year, but it serves more than one purpose during the summer months. Find the park that will be open earliest each day, and plan to start your day there. The first few hours are crucial for low crowds and relatively low heat and humidity. Plan to return to the resort around the early lunch hour to cool down, take a nap or go for a swim. Then, set out to the parks again when the sun sta…

Ears the News: July 3, 2017 Edition

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2017 Eat to the Beat concert series line-up released

Kenny G, 10,000 Maniacs, Squeeze are among eleven new acts scheduled to perform at the 2017 Eat to the Beat concert series, part of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival opens August 31 and runs through November 13 2017. Eat to the Beat performances take place at 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8:00pm daily, and is included in Epcot admission.



Here is the performer line-up:
•8/31 – 9/1 – Delta Rae (“Bottom of the River”)
•9/2 – 9/3 – The Hooters (“And We Danced”) NEW
•9/4 – 9/5 – Baha Men (“Who Let the Dogs Out”) NEW
•9/6 – 9/7 – Fuel (“Shimmer”)
•9/8 – 9/20 – STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas (“We Built This City”)
•9/11 – 9/12 – Lauren Alaina (“Road Less Traveled”) NEW
•9/13 – 9/15 – Plain White T’s (“Hey There Delilah”)
•9/16 – 9/17 – Sister Hazel (“All For You”)
•9/18 – 9/20 – Air Supply (“All O…