Sneak Peek of Food Items Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary Celebration

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be celebrating their 30th anniversary on May 1! In addition to new attractions, entertainment, and merchandise, Disney will be featuring an incredible menu of limited-time offerings starting May 1 as well as a few legacy menu items that have been offered since the park opened. Take a look below!

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Kylo Ren Cupcake – peanut butter and chocolate cupcake

Found at Rosie’s All-American Café and Dockside Diner

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Lightsaber Churros – churros dusted in red or blue sugar

Found at Anaheim Produce, Market at Pixar Place, Pretzel Palooza, and various churro carts throughout the park

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Playful Luxo Ball – mango mousse, banana sponge cake, caramel chocolate, and rice croquant

Found at The Trolley Car Café and BaseLine Tap House

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Incredibles Macarons – black and red almond macarons with mango passion ganache

Found at Market at Pixar Place and BaseLine Tap House

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The Sorcerer’s Hat – lemon sponge cake with vanilla swiss buttercream, lemon curd, and white chocolate glaze

Found at ABC Commissary and Fantasmic! Food Carts

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Mickey Mouse’s Celebration Cake – chocolate sponge cake with chocolate cream, vanilla marshmallow, and passion fruit crispy pearls

Found at Backlot Express

Minnie Mouse’s Celebration Cake – yellow cake with strawberry cream, strawberry marshmallow, and strawberry crispy pearls

Found at Backlot Express

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Key Lime Pie Verrine – layers of Key lime custard and graham cracker finished with whipped cream and a white chocolate 30th anniversary logo

Found at Rosie’s All-American Café and Backlot Express

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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Verrine – lemon cheesecake topped with blueberries, white chocolate crispy pearls, and a white chocolate 30th anniversary logo

Found at Catalina Eddie’s

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Tres Leches Verrine – tres leches cake served with whipped cream, a fresh strawberry, strawberry candy rocks, and a white chocolate 30th anniversary logo

Found at Fairfax Fare

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Raspberry Mousse Verrine – raspberry mousse topped with fresh raspberries and a white chocolate 30th anniversary logo

Found at ABC Commissary

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Galaxy Margarita – silver tequila, blue curaçao, sweet and sour mix

Found at various walk-up bars throughout the park

Celebration Fizz – vanilla vodka, cranberry juice, prosecco

Found at Tune-In Lounge and The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

Banana Split Cocktail – vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, crème de banana, strawberry monin, pineapple juice

Found at various walk-up bars throughout the park

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LEGACY OFFERINGS

These dishes have withstood the test of time and have been offered throughout the history of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, dating all the way back to the parks opening day in 1989. These original dishes are some of the most iconic and popular items offered throughout the park. In addition to being featured throughout this momentous celebration, these dishes are offered year-round.

The Hollywood Brown Derby Legacy Dishes

  • Our Famous Cobb Salad – finely-chopped greens topped with turkey breast, bacon, egg, tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, avocado, chives, and cobb dressing
  • Brown Derby Original Grapefruit Cake – available as part of a customizable mini dessert trio
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50’s Prime Time Café Legacy Dishes

  • Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken – crispy, bone-in fried chicken served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, and seasonal vegetables
  • Cousin Megan’s Traditional Meatloaf – blend of beef and pork topped with tomato glaze and served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and green beans
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake
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For reservations and more information on all of the dining locations throughout the park, visit the Walt Disney World Resort dining page. To find out more about all of the fabulous celebrations happening for the 30th Anniversary of the park, visit the Disney’s Hollywood Studios page on the Walt Disney World Resort website.

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‘Villains Unite the Night’ Show and More Details Announced for Disney Villains After Hours Event

Disney Villains After Hours is coming to Magic Kingdom park on select nights this summer from June 6 to August 8. Today Disney shared some new details about this special ticketed event including the all-new stage show, “Villains Unite the Night.”

From Disney Parks Blog:

A dark magic is taking over Magic Kingdom Park and inviting you to run amuck in the Villains’ scary world. The party DJ gets things lit, energizing the castle stage with sick beats and transforming the entire Central Plaza of the park into a killer club scene. As the party heats up, the DJ introduces your “Caretaker” for the evening, the Lord of the Dead, Hades, who arrives in a burst of blue flames for the all-new show, “Villains Unite the Night.”

With Meg by his side, Hades sits atop his dark throne awaiting the alignment of five planets, following a prophecy that states when the five come together he will be able to rule the universe. But this dastardly plan doesn’t go quite as expected, when an assemblage of Disney Villains interrupts his party. Jafar, The Queen, Dr. Facilier and Maleficent arrive with henchmen in tow, prepared to showcase their power with spine-tingling displays of skill. It seems these Villains have also heard the prophecy and believe they are the ones who will rule all.

“I think guests will really be impressed with ‘Villains Unite the Night!’” said Kate Pappas, managing producer with Disney Parks Live Entertainment. “This show is going to be more than 20 minutes long and run three times each night of the event, so everyone will have a chance to see all these great Villains on stage. Add in our amazing DJ, and the hub of the park will be pulsing with energy all night long!”

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During the evening’s revelry, the Maleficent Dragon, with her Steampunk style and signature wicked grin, is freed from the “Festival of Fantasy” parade and let loose at night for the first time, breathing fire as she creeps through the park with her minions to join the party at the Central Plaza.

Beyond the castle forecourt, ominous lighting and music abound. In Tomorrowland, the Villains invade Space Mountain, taking daring voyagers on a villainous trip they won’t soon forget, with a new music underscore and the vilest Villains taunting you as you whiz by. And over in Adventureland, a live crew of scurvy scalawags invades Pirates of the Caribbean in search of treasure.

Disney Villains After Hours also includes wickedly good food and beverage selections, special event merchandise and low wait times at more than 20 attractions and experiences across the park.

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As a reminder, this event does not include character greetings with the Villains. Tickets for Disney Villains After Hours go on sale April 29 and are $139 plus tax in advance or $144 plus tax on the event night. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of a $30 discount and purchase tickets for $109 plus tax.

Find Out Which Disney Songs will Be Performed on American Idol

American Idol’s Top 10 contestants will perform fan-favorite Disney songs this Sunday, April 21 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Here’s the list of songs the final 10 will perform:

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Alejandro Aranda will perform “Remember Me” from Coco.

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Alyssa Raghu will perform “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas.

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Dimitrius Graham will perform “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan.

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Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon will perform “Candle on the Water” from Pete’s Dragon.

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Laci Kaye Booth will perform “I See the Light” from Tangled.

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Laine Hardy will perform “Oo-De-Lally” from Robin Hood.

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Madison VanDenburg will perform “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana.

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Uché will perform “I2I” from  A Goofy Movie.

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Wade Cota will perform “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story.

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Walker Burroughs will perform “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2.

The finalists will be joined by celebrity mentor Rebel Wilson, who will offer up her pitch-perfect expertise as the superstar hopefuls prepare for their Disney-themed performances. All-star judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie will perform a timeless Disney song in Disneyland Park’s Fantasyland.

Joining the Top 10 to perform the beloved song “Under the Sea” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is singer and actress Lea Michele. Also, America’s sweethearts, ABC’s Season 1 “American Idol” winner, Maddie Poppe, and runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson, return to the stage to sing “A Whole New World” from Aladdin during a special duet performance.

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Source: D23.com

All-New Trailer and Movie Poster Released for ‘Toy Story 4’

Today Disney/Pixar released an all-new trailer for Toy Story 4 featuring Bo Peep and a new movie poster. Check them out below!

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates Earth Day With Massive New Solar Facility Capable of Powering Two Theme Parks

Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating Earth Day with the unveiling of a massive new 270-acre, 50-megawatt solar facility, built in collaboration with the Reedy Creek Improvement District and solar developer Origis Energy USA, harnessing power from the sun to bring the magic to life for guests visiting from around the globe.

Located adjacent to State Road 429, the facility is expected to generate enough renewable clean energy to operate two of Disney’s four theme parks in Central Florida annually. It will also significantly reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by tens of thousands of tons per year, joining the numerous efforts The Walt Disney Company has launched to deliver its 2020 goal of reducing emissions by 50% compared to 2012.

“At Disney, every day is Earth Day, and we hope our guests and cast members will be as inspired and amazed as we are at what this new solar facility means for our community and planet,” said Angie Renner, Environmental Integration Director, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. “This is an ambitious step forward for our renewable energy efforts.”

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The solar facility is also providing an important habitat for native wildlife in Central Florida. A team of environmental and horticulture experts from Disney collaborated to help make more than two-thirds of the facility pollinator friendly, with the goal of creating a nurturing and welcoming habitat for butterflies, bees and other insects, including endangered and at-risk species. This team is also managing and monitoring an experimental test garden at the facility to conduct research and further enhance the habitat. The effort to safeguard endangered pollinators aligns with the Disney Conservation Fund’s ongoing focus on saving wildlife, including butterflies.

The solar facility represents the largest endeavor in solar energy to date for Disney’s global theme park operations. In 2016, Walt Disney World Resort unveiled a 22-acre, 5-megawatt solar facility shaped like Mickey Mouse, as part of a collaboration with the Reedy Creek Improvement District and Duke Energy. Both facilities are contributing to Disney’s long-term sustainability goals, which include reaching zero net greenhouse gas emissions, reaching zero waste, reducing single-use plastics and conserving water resources.

These conservation efforts build on the longtime commitment to environmental stewardship by The Walt Disney Company, a tradition that began with Walt Disney himself, and has grown through the creativity and passion of its cast members.

KEY FACTS:

  • The facility features over half a million solar panels, spans 270 acres and is capable of reaching 50 megawatts of power.
  • During peak sun hours, up to 25% of Walt Disney World’s power needs will be met through solar energy.
  • The facility will generate enough renewable clean energy to power two of Walt Disney World’s four theme parks annually.
  • This is the largestsolar facility in Orange County at 50 megawatts.
  • This solar facility will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50,000 tons per year, the equivalent of removing about 10,000 cars from the roads annually.
  • Disney environmental and horticulture experts helped make more than two-thirds of the facility pollinator friendly with plant species that attract insects like butterflies and bees.
  • This solar facility provides power to Walt Disney World Resort, the largest single-site employer in the country.

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