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Ears the News: August 9, 2019 Edition


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Primeval Whirl at Disney's Animal Kingdom continues to be closed for unplanned maintenance.

The coaster closed in mid June and latest estimates have a reopening date in late September 2019. The rest of DinoLand U.S.A. is unaffected by the closure.

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Ample Hills Creamery will be opening a new location in Disney Springs.

Offering a similar line-up of its hand-made ice cream and mix-ins to the BoardWalk location, the new store will be located on the West Side.

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Disney Springs will be adding a new food truck serving edible cookie dough.

'Cookie Dough and Everything Sweet' will be located just across from Candy Cauldron on the West Side in Exposition Park with the other food trucks, and is set for an August 2019 opening.
The menu line-up includes:

·         Springs Candy Taco – Candy Monster Cookie Dough, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry served in a waffle taco
·         Minnie Mouse Taco – Peanut Butter Fluff Cookie Dough, caramel sauce, whipped cream, a cherry, and a chocolate Minnie bow served in a waffle taco
·         Celebration Parfait – Celebration Cookie Dough with Celebration Mickey cake, vanilla custard, strawberries, whipped cream, and a cherry
·         Mickey or Minnie Funnel Cake – funnel cake topped with powdered sugar and Mickey or Minnie-shaped cookie dough
·         Cookie Dough Cup or Cone – Flavors include Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Fluff, Celebration, Cookies and Cream, Candy Monster, and Cold Brew

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The Edison at Disney Springs will be hosting the second annual Gatsby-themed evening this Labor Day weekend - September 1 2019.

Tickets can be purchased for $79 per adult at theedisonfla.com/Gatsby. Doors open at 7:30pm and guests must be 21 or older to attend.

Pop the champagne and prepare for a roaring good time at The Edison's lavish Gatsby-style affair on Sunday, September 1. Celebrate Labor Day weekend at Disney Springs by getting dolled up in your best flapper attire, donning your 1920s style suits, and dancing the night away in style. A feast for the eyes and ears, guests will be entertained from the moment they step foot on the red carpet. From flair-tenders serving swanky spirits, flying aerial performers, burlesque dancers, cigar rollers, a live band, stilt-walkers and more, party goers will be dazzled beyond their wildest dreams. A few glasses of complimentary bubbles of Moet Champagne will be served and a selection of passed signature appetizers will be available for attendees to dine on.

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Disney has announced that Beatrix will be opening their first Florida location on the West Side at Disney Springs.

Beatrix, owned by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (a Chicago-based restaurant group), is your neighborhood restaurant, coffeehouse and grab-and-go market featuring healthy food options including vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan along with fresh-squeezed juice cocktails. The restaurant will also offer a bakery and full-service bar with a selection of all-American beer and wine.
Executive Partner and Divisional President, Marc Jacobs, explains “Beatrix represents the way people are eating today – it’s that mix of health and comfort. Whether grabbing a cup of coffee and your favorite pastry, or having a cocktail, lunch, or dinner with friends, it’s your neighborhood meeting place.”

Beatrix will be built on the Bongos site, which will be closing later in August 2019.

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Three of the most popular experiences at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge in Disney's Hollywood Studios are now setup to handle reservations.

The official Walt Disney World website now has a reservation system in place for Oga's Cantina, Savi's Workshop and Droid Depot - complete with virtual queuing on the website to handle the expected load.

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Curl by Sammy Duvall at Disney Springs will have its final day of operation on August 15 2019.

The surf apparel store was originally located in Pleasure Island, but closed in June 2013 and move to the West Side as part of the redevelopment of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs.
Disney Springs will soon have a new surf apparel store with the opening of Ron Jon Surf Shop in the Town Center.

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