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Ears the News: March 13, 2021 Edition

 Ears the News Brought to you by our friends at Disney's Blizzard Beach reopens after almost year long closure due to pandemic Disney's Blizzard Beach welcomed guests this week after a year of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Disney implemented the same health and safety measures such as enhanced cleaning, physical distancing, and temperature checks.  Guests will see physical distancing markers throughout the park.  Guests (2 and up) and cast members must wear face coverings.  Masks may only be removed while traveling to the water slides and will not be permitted in the water or on the attractions. Mobile Ordering is available for quick service dining.  Blizzard Beach does not require a park reservation. Photo courtesy of Spring Food and Wine Classic  coming  for the first time to The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts have announced the return of their popular Food & Wine Classic. T

Ears the News: May 24, 2019 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News Brought to you by our friends at The Tomorrowland Speedway at the Magic Kingdom has reopened following a closure for the re-routing of track to make way for the addition of the Tron coaster. Changes to the ride are minor, with new paint and refreshed landscaping, along with a slight re-routing of the track. Photo courtesy of Disney has given us a few more details on how your smart phone will become your Star Wars Datapad when you are in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. From Scott Trowbridge: Use the “hacking” feature to interact with certain door panels or droids to see their memories, or open your “scanning” tool to peek inside of cargo crates you may spot while walking around. The handy “translation” tool will help you understand Aurebesh (the written language of the Star Wars galaxy) signs throughout Black Spire Outpost, and you can even tap into and decrypt signals from antennas or communicat

Ears the News: February 9, 2018 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News Brought to you by our friends at . Beginning February 5, 2018, guests staying at Disney's Pop Century Resort can request Minnie Vans to take them anywhere on Disney property. The cost is $20, and service can be arranged from the Lyft app. Here is a full list of resorts with Minnie Van availability: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge  Disney's Beach Club Resort  Disney’s BoardWalk Resort  Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort  Disney’s Contemporary Resort  Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa  Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort  Disney’s Pop Century Resort  Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa  Disney’s Wilderness Lodge  Disney’s Yacht Club Resort  Disney's Minnie Van service to Orlando International Airport is also expanding to more resorts for Club Level guests: Disney’s BoardWalk Resort  Disney's Grand Floridian Resort  Disney's Polynesain Resort  Disney’s Wilderness Lodg

Ears the News with Richard

If you are wearing a MagicBand, your on-ride PhotoPass photos will now be automatically linked to your My Disney Experience account! This automated MagicBand to My Disney Experience service has been testing at various attractions over the last few months, but now moves to full operational status. You may find that if you have been in the parks over the last 45 days, those photos are also now available. For those guests without MagicBands, new touch-points have been installed at the photo preview walls at select attractions. After riding, you can touch your RFID card to the reader to associate the photo to your My Disney Experience account. Attractions already setup with the touch point features are: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, and Splash Mountain. Test Track, Rock ‘n Roller Coaster, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Dinosaur, and Expedition Everest will be coming mid-November. Expect to see the MagicBand automated linking to become the default

Ears the News with Richard

Select locations at Walt Disney World will be trialing new allergy-friendly menus at a range of restaurants during the next month. Restaurants taking part in the trial include: ●      Flying Fish CafĂ© at Disney's BoardWalk ●      ABC Commissary, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant and The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney's Hollywood Studios ●      Kona Cafe and Captain Cooks at Disney's Polynesian Resort ●      World Premiere Food Court at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort. The allergy friendly menu will mean that in some cases, it will no longer be necessary for a chef to visit the guest at the table, and instead selections can be made directly from the special menu. For any allergies that are not covered by the menu, or if the guest prefers to speak to a chef, that option will remain available. The test is expected to run from September 9 through to October 20 2014.   Following the limited August test of allowing the purchase of MagicBands with