Disney’s Blizzard Beach Closed January 17-19 Due to Low Temps

Disney’s Blizzard Beach will be closed Wednesday, January 17 through Friday, January 19  due to low temperatures in the area.  The water park is expected to reopen on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park remains closed at this time for its annual refurbishment.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

Menus Announced for Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Disneyland Resort will bring its biggest Lunar New Year celebration yet to Disney California Adventure Park, Friday, Jan. 26 to Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. To commemorate the Year of the Dog, guests will experience more Lunar New Year fun than ever before as the celebration expands to 24 days full of multicultural performances, fun-filled activities, beautiful décor, delicious cuisine and themed merchandise to celebrate the start of a new year.

Here are the menus for the marketplaces located throughout the north side of Paradise Pier.

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Korea Marketplace (In front of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure)

  • Kimchi Bokkeumbap – Vegetable fried rice
  • Yachae Mandu – Steamed vegetable dumpling with sesame-garlic soy sauce
  • Yang Gaeng – Sweet red bean and raspberry jelly
  • Banana Ooyu – Non-alcoholic banana milk
  • Mae Shil Ju – Plum wine cocktail
  • Hite Pale Lager
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China Marketplace (In front of Golden Zephyr)

  • Xiao Long Bao – Pork soup dumplings with black vinegar and ginger
  • Sanbeiji – Three-cup chicken
  • Dan Ta – Egg tart dessert
  • Wuxiang Huasheng Tang – Five-spiced peanut brittle
  • Baixiangguo Lucha – Passion fruit green iced tea with lychee popping pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • Tsingtao Lager
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Vietnam Marketplace (In front of Golden Zephyr)

  • Banh Chu’ng – Sticky rice cake with pork
  • Chao Tom – Sugar cane shrimp skewer with sweet and sour sauce
  • Banh Khoai Lang Tim – Purple sweet potato macaron
  • Ca Phe Sua Da – Vietnamese iced coffee (non-alcoholic)

Paradise Gardens Cart

  • Zhurou Bao – Steamed bao filled with pork and served with sweet chili dipping sauce
  • Xìngren Qu Qi – Three Mini Almond Cookies

Paradise Garden Grill

  • Ca Ro Phi Chien Gion – Whole crispy tilapia with chili-lime vinaigrette served family-style with soup, vegetables and rice
  • Japchae – Sweet potato noodles, onions, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, spinach, snow peas, broccolini and lightly sauteed tofu tossed with sesame oil and sweet and spicy sauce and topped with toasted sesame seeds
  • Galbi – Short ribs marinated and grilled Korean-style and served with steamed rice and kimchi
  • Pho Bo: Beef noodle soup with seasoned beef stock, thinly sliced tri-tip and rice noodles with classic accompaniments of onion, jalapeno, basil-lime and hot sauce
  • Banh Mi Thit Nuong – Marinated pork belly, pickled carrots and daikon with cucumber, cilantro, seasoned mayonnaise and jalapeno on a crispy baguette
  • Mango Pudding
  • Almond Milk Black Iced Tea with Pudding (non-alcoholic)
  • Black Beer Stout

Official Synopsis Revealed for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Today Star Wars.com released the official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Additional details are scarce about the film, however StarWars.com has compiled  a list of all director, Ron Howard’s updates in one post, which you can view here.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

Disney Testing Cashless Transactions Only at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Could cashless resorts be on the horizon for Walt Disney World? Beginning this February, Disney will begin testing electronic transactions only at one of its popular deluxe resort hotels for a limited time.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House will be the first Disney Resort to accept electronic payments only.  This includes goods and services.  Forms of payment which will be accepted include MagicBands, credit cards, debit cards, Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards Redemption Cards and payments such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay.

Guests who wish to use cash during this time can make a cash deposit at the front desk toward their reservation balance and then use their MagicBand for transactions throughout the resort.  Guests will still be able to tip for services using cash.

The pilot program is said to take place February 12 – March 30, 2018.

New Image Released for ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2’

Today Disney released a new image from the upcoming Wreck It Ralph sequel titled Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2.  As you can see, the image shows Ralph and Vanellope exploring the world of the internet.

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According to Disney, the film takes place six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph, the Sugar Rush arcade cabinet has broken, forcing Ralph and Vanellope to travel to the Internet via the newly-installed Wi-Fi router in Litwak’s Arcade to retrieve the piece capable of saving the game.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits theaters on November 21, 2018.

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