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Hollywood Studios

A few month back Disney introduced a new event “Early Morning Magic” to the Magic Kingdom. Although this ticketed event, was met with a lot of criticism, it has proven to be successful. Not only has the event been extended through September 27, 2016, at the Magic Kingdom, they have also decided to introduce the experience to Hollywood Studios. Starting August 1, 2016, guest can purchase these tickets for Monday and Wednesday mornings.

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Buying the additional ticket, $69 per adult, $59 per child gains you:

  • Early entry to the park at 7:45 A.M.
  • Toy Story Mania! will be open with little to no wait.
  • Star Tours— The Adventure Continues available with little to no wait.
  • Character meet-and-greets for Buzz and Woody at Pixar Place, Mickey, and Minnie on Commissary Lane, and Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • An all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet at the ABC Commissary served until 10 A.M.

Many guests choose character dining reservations at the theme parks before park open to be able to have breakfast, meet characters, and to be in the park before rope drop when it is virtually empty.  This ticket ensures you will be able to not only be in the park before it officially opens, but you will also eat, meet characters, and have to opportunity to ride a couple of attractions for the same price as booking the typical character breakfast. “Early Morning Magic” tickets would be a significant advantage on a park-hopping day.

“Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” Dessert Party tickets are now available. This separate ticketed event is held at the Star Wars Launch Bay, an immersive universe where guest will have photo opportunities with Star Wars character encounters, can tour the exciting exhibits, enjoy delicious desserts and appetizers before heading to the VIP viewing area for the incredible fireworks show. Tickets are $69 per adult $39 per child.

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Disney Springs

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Another yummy restaurant has unveiled at Disney Springs. Southern Cuisine expert, former Disney cast member, and chef to the celebrities, Art Smith’s Homecoming: A Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar opened this week. The farm-to-fork Florida themed restaurant and Moonshine Bar features sustainable fish, wild-caught Gulf shrimp, and beef from local farms. The interior offers the same theme with artwork showcased from local artists throughout the space, along with reclaimed Florida eucalyptus and camphor crafted tables. Florida cypress can be found throughout the interior creating a warm, and airy atmosphere bringing the outdoors in. The tabletops were made from zinc home to the Sunshine State too.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Disney Springs has moved to its new neighborhood in the Marketplace district near Once Upon a Toy.

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Originally inspired by Walt Disney’s “Cinderella,” this country home-inspired feel of the newly expanded boutique compliments the theming of Disney Springs. Fairy Godmothers-in-training continue to make magical transformations for young guests ages 3-12. Princesses can choose a hairstyle, make-up, nail color, accessories — even a Disney princess costume. Boys so inclined to participate can be transformed into gallant knights. The new decor and artwork found throughout the boutique offers interactive elements and include an impressive tile mural of Cinderella Castle.

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Follow Up

In last week’s news, we discussed that a young boy was groped while swimming in the pool at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Nicholas Groth, a second-grade teacher, and a youth baseball coach from Wisconsin was arrested this week and charged with five counts of molestation on minors. Three other victims groped in the same resort pool filed claims and were all able to identify Groth to investigators. According to the detectives, Groth appeared “to be in a mental struggle”. He is being held without bond in the Orange County Jail. Although it is so terrible that something like this happened to these children, I am so impressed by their bravery in standing up for themselves, informing their families immediately of the incident, and helping to track this perpetrator down. That took a great deal of courage.

Be sure to check out this week’s featured article focusing on the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Special running through September 5, 2016. Have a magical weekend everyone!

“See you real soon!”

 

News Source: Orlando Sentinal