Skip to main content

Ears the News: January 18, 2019 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News

Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com


Tickets are now available for the 2019 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom.

The earlier start introduced in 2018 continues for 2019, beginning a day earlier than last year at August 16. The full schedule is as follows:
  • August 2019 – 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30 
  • September 2019 – 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 and 29 
    Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com
  • October 2019 – 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31 
  • November 2019 – 1 
As in recent years, pricing changes depending on the specific day, but tickets begin at $79 for advance purchase, rising to $135 for October 31. This year's pricing shows the expected price increase of around $5, with 2018 tickets beginning at $75.

You can buy tickets now at DisneyWorld.com.

Disney H2O Glow at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon is back for summer 2019, and tickets are now on sale.

Starting May 30, H2O Glow Nights will take place Thursday and Saturday nights, through August 24 2019. The party officially runs 8pm-11 pm, but guests can experience Typhoon Lagoon as early as 6pm on event nights.

Advance tickets are available now at DisneyWorld.com and are $59 for adults (plus tax) and $54 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). On event days, tickets are $69 for adults (plus tax) and $64 for children (plus tax). Last year's inaugural season pricing was $55 for adults and $50 for children.

Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com

A long standing tradition for many Disney Springs visitors has come to an end - getting that free Ghirardelli sample as you enter the Marketplace store.

The change has been introduced across all of the Ghirardelli stores, and has come to the Disney Springs location during the past few weeks.

Disney has today released a few more details on its plans for the 90 day 2019 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, which reaches its 26th year.

A new Bo Peep and her Sheep topiary from Disney•Pixar’s upcoming “Toy Story 4” will greet guests at the festival’s new Family Play Zone. Featured gardens will focus on butterflies, bamboo and Shakespeare’s metaphoric plants, while more than 70 Disney-themed topiaries – from Snow White to Daisy Duck – will be featured throughout Epcot.
Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com


New Outdoor Kitchens with their own herb and veggie gardens will debut this year with creative bites and beverages. The Garden Rocks Concert Series expands this year to every day of the festival, offering new and returning acts spanning multiple genres. Returning favorites like The Spinners and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will be joined by artists new to the festival like TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman and Colin Hay of Men at Work.

The 2019 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will take place March 6 to June 3, 2019 at Walt Disney World.

Disney has announced that the new Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy at Disney's Hollywood Studios will open on March 31, 2019.

The all-new show-attraction, to be located in Sunset Showcase near Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, will immerse guests in the world of Cars and bring them face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen.

Taking on the role of rookie racer, you’ll cruise into the theater and find yourself face-to-face with Lightning McQueen, appearing live on stage. McQueen and the entire audience are enveloped by a giant, wraparound screen that is nearly two stories tall and stretches more than 200 feet from end to end, pulling everyone into the action! The racing legend is excited to showcase what he’s learned over the years. Of course, as Lightning McQueen has discovered throughout his career, things don’t always go according to plan, and he has to think fast to get back on course. Friends like Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez and Lightning’s pals from Radiator Springs chime in with their support, as Lightning gears up for the challenge.?

Disney Parks Live Entertainment is working closely with the creative team at Pixar Animation Studios to bring this new “Cars” story to life.

The Sunset Showcase venue opened in 2015 as "flex space," allowing Disney to use the building for different purposes. Since its opening, it has been home to the Club Disney dance party, and a Villains-themed ticketed event.

The Associated Press has been given a backstage look at the Light McQueen Racing Academy show and rehearsals for upcoming new entertainment at Walt Disney World.


Video courtesy of the Associated Press
Having trouble viewing the video? Click here to watch on YouTube.

Disney's Animal Kingdom is celebrating the birth of a male Masai giraffe calf born this past Monday.

Mom gave birth to the calf in-front of guests on the Kilimanjaro Safari savanna, and both are now remaining backstage for observation

Disney says that mom and her calf will be back on the savanna in a couple of months, and a name is still to be chosen.

The recently opened Sebastian's Bistro at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort will be discontinuing lunch service later this month. 
Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com. 


From January 27, 2019, the restaurant will only be open for dinner from 5pm to 10pm daily.

If you are looking for lunch at the resort, both the Centertown Market food court and Spyglass Grill will be open for lunch from 11:30am.




Looking to plan your next trip to Walt Disney World? Contact the agents at Kingdom Konsultant Travel to help you plan your dream vacation. Email vacations@kingdomkonsultant.com for a free quote today.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Ears the News: September 27, 2019 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News
Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com

The 6 mile long Disney Skyliner opens at the end of the month in Walt Disney World, and we are now starting to hear confirmation of some of the operational details.

As expected, lightning will be addressed by the Skyliner system closing when lightning is forecast. The system does feature lightning protection, but Disney will obviously be keeping guests out of the sky during bad weather. Bus service will be available during weather closure of the Skyliner.


Disney Skyliner is able to carry 10 guests per cabin, and guests may also travel with strollers, wheelchairs and service animals.

There are five stations in total covering the 3 lines - at Caribbean Beach, Pop Century/Art of Animation, Disney Riviera Resort, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot International Gateway. Caribbean Beach is the main gateway and you will transfer there to each destination.

Although Disney Riviera Resort doesn…

Ears the News: October 11, 2019 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News
Brought to you by our friends atWDWMagic.com




The Beauty and the Beast inspired Enchanted Rose lounge is now open at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

photos courtesy of wdwmagic.com
Located in the former Mizner's lounge, the Beauty and the Beast inspired Enchanted Rose offers small bites and a range of specialty cocktails. The small plates range in price from $14 for truffle fries up to $95 for caviar.
On the drink menu, specialty cocktails are priced at deluxe resort price points - with a seasonal Old Fashioned costing $25 and Martini's at $17.
Starters Crab and Gnocchetti Gratin Jumbo Lump Crab, Gnocchetti Sardi, Robiola Bosina Mornay, Citrus Breadcrumbs $16.00
Artisanal Cheese Selection Artisanal Cheeses, Pine Nut Bread, Raisins on the Vine $19.00
Espelette Pepper-spiced Shrimp Lime Gelée, Piquillo Pepper Purée, Serrano Ham $19.00
House-made Flatbread Charred Broccolini, Seasonal Mushrooms, Fennel Sausage, Ricotta Salata, Tomato Confit $18…

Ears the News: September 13, 2019 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News
Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com

Mobile Order has come to Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. 
You can now use your phone and My Disney Experience to order at the Milk Stand, Ronto Roasters and Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo.

A crane is now in position behind Cinderella Castle to begin the installation of the Castle Dreamlights for the Frozen Holiday Wish show. 

During the work, the walkway alongside the castle is restricted, and the crane may be visible from Main Street U.S.A.

The crane will most likely be visible until shortly before the first Christmas party on November 8.



For the first time in many years, Disney's Animal Kingdom will be hosting a New Year's Eve party on December 31, 2019.

The park will be open until midnight and will offer DJ's in Discovery Island, Asia and DinoLand U.S.A., along with a New year's Eve countdown show on the Tree of Life. 
Unlike the Millennium celebration that held a fireworks show in …