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Ears the News: March 29, 2019 Edition

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During the Orlando Magic – Philadelphia 76ers game, Mickey Mouse made a surprise on-court appearance to announce that The NBA Experience at Disney Springs will open August 12, 2019.

In collaboration with the NBA, Disney is developing NBA Experience as a one-of-a-kind environment packed with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors. NBA Experience will give guests the chance to feel like a basketball superstar.

“When we were young, we played basketball in our driveways or in the park, creating those imaginary moments of making the game-winning shot for a championship,” said Stan Dodd, executive producer, Walt Disney Imagineering. “We want to take that energy and help you feel what it’s like to be an actual NBA or WNBA player.”

Upon entry to NBA Experience, guests will feel as if they’re walking through the players’ tunnel at an NBA or WNBA arena. A tic…

Ears the News: March 22, 2019 Edition

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A fifth dining location will be added to Epcot's France Pavilion as part of the expansion that will also include Remy's Ratatouille Adventure.

The new Crêperie will feature the cuisine of chef Jérôme Bocuse, who also runs the pavilion’s Chefs de France brasserie and Monsieur Paul. With a menu inspired by the Brittany region of France, the new location will offer table service dining as well as a quick-service stop for savory crepes called galettes and sweet crepes.
Disney's Hollywood Studios has opened its all new resort bus stop loops, with an impressive complex that will greatly improve the arrival experience from resort hotels.
The new loops hold more than 50 bus stops, and are located within a minutes walk from the park entrance, adjacent to the new Disney Skyliner station.


The two loops contain load and unload on both sides, and all the stops are covered and have overhead fans.

T…

Ears the News: March 15, 2019 Edition

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The new "Captain Hook's Pirate Crew" at Disney's Beach Club Resort is the latest immersive experience for kids at Walt Disney World Resort.

Taking place from 5pm to 8:30pm, Captain Hook will be lookin’ for a new band of adventurers to learn the pirate code and follow clues leading to hidden treasure. As part of Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew, these young buccaneers will comb through the resort and set sail on a pontoon boat around Crescent Lake including an escape room type experience. Once the treasure is unearthed, all join in a Pirate Feast that includes selections such as Cannon Meatballs with marinara or macaroni and “gold” sauce for entrees, along with a treasure chest treat or fruit for dessert.

Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew is priced at $55 (plus tax) per child and is available for ages 4 to 12; the adventures begin April 28, 2019. For more information or to book a reservation…

Ears the News: March 8, 2019 Edition

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Disney's Animal Kingdom debuted new entertainment this past weekend - Bollywood Beats.

The show takes place multiple times each day on a newly built stage just across from UP! A Great Bird Adventure.

Bollywood dancers perform on the stage and in the audience, giving guests a chance to learn a routine during the 15 minute show.

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Disney will soon begin allowing more offsite hotels access to Extra Magic Hours and extended FastPass+ booking windows.

The 1000 room Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and 500 room Waldorf Astoria hotels both became part of the Official Walt Disney World Hotel program effective March 1, 2019.


Guests staying at those hotels will be issued vouchers at check-in to give them access to Extra Magic Hours when used alongside their theme park admission.

Within the next two mo…

Ears the News: March 1, 2019 Edition

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Disney recently released wealth of information regarding the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansions currently underway on both the west and east coast. 

Sadly, official opening dates were not one of the details revealed.

Disneyland in California held an exclusive cast member event last night to reveal costumes for the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.
Disney later revealed all of the food and drink available on Batuu as well as the 6 locations were you will be able to get it.

Here is a run-down of all six locations, and a look at the food and drink at each. 
Surprisingly though, the land's table service restaurant that was originally mentioned appears to have not made its way into the final product - at least not for now.

Oga's Cantina - Oga’s Cantina is a great place for guests to grab a beverage, catch up on the latest gossip while R-3X, formerly the Starspeeder pilot on the origina…