All posts by Michelle Beck

2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates Announced

 

Disney has released the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates for 2017.  This year’s dates will span 53 days on select nights from August 25 – November 1.

2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates:

  • August 25 and 29, 2017
  • September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29, 2017
  • October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31, 2017
  • November 1, 2017

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticket event at Magic Kingdom which includes photo opportunities with your favorite Disney characters dressed in their seasonal best, trick-or-treating, experiencing most of the park’s attractions with little or no wait time, special merchandise, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show in front of Cinderella’s Castle, Mickey’s “Boo-to-you” Halloween Parade, “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks show, and more.

Stay tuned for ticket on sale dates and pricing information.  In the meantime, you can find out more information on Disney’s website.

New Photo Prop at Epcot’s China Pavilion

 

Disney PhotoPass Service is now offering a new photo prop at Epcot’s China Pavilion.  Every night beginning at 7:30pm (weather permitting), a Disney PhotoPass photographer will be stationed outside the pavilion to take your special photo that will add a little magic to your memories.

Guests can purchase photos taken with this prop individually or receive unlimited digital downloads of all their vacation photos from Disney PhotoPass Service by purchasing Memory Maker before, during or after their visit to Walt Disney World Resort.

Stitch’s Great Escape! to Operate Next Week

 

Stitch’s Great Escape! at Magic Kingdom will re-open for operation next week for the busy Easter crowds.  As you may know, the Tomorrowland attraction now only operates seasonally during peak attendance times.

Guests will be able to experience Stitch’s Great Escape! April 10 – April 19 from 10am – 6pm.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Fly Over Magic Kingdom Tomorrow

 

 

If you’ll be visiting Magic Kingdom this Thursday April 6, you’ll want to turn your eyes to the skies between 9:30 – 10am when the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will fly over Main Street U.S.A.  The Blue Angels are expected to make two passes during this time.

According to Disney Parks Blog, the last flyover was in 2015 when the Blue Angels performed to the cheers of thousands of guests at the theme park. Then, Six F/A-18 Hornet jets roared down Main Street U.S.A. at more than 250 miles an hour on a first pass before executing what is called a Delta Break over Cinderella Castle.

 

The Polite Pig Opening Next Week at Disney Springs

 

 

Disney Springs is about to get a new “Modern Barbecue” eating establishment which will provide a fast-casual location for guests to grab some delicious wood-smoked and grilled fare items.  The Polite Pig will open April 10 in Town Center and serve up featured items like the Southern Pig Sandwich with pulled pork off the smoker, apple slaw, mustard sauce and Duke’s mayo; peel-and-eat shrimp with bourbon-cocktail sauce, and crispy Brussels sprouts with whiskey caramel. There’s even a sauce bar to top off your selections featuring 7 different types of sauces.

The Polite Pig is owned by husband-and-wife team James and Julie Petrakis.  The Orlando Chefs also own the Ravenous Pig and Swine & Sons in Winter Park and Cask & Larder at Orlando International Airport.  Their hope is to represent the atmosphere found at these restaurants in a new environment.

“We’ll have 190 seats, and the décor pays homage to the beloved swine of The Polite Pig, as well as antiquity. Whimsical pigs on various adventures can be seen throughout the space, and rustic touches are used for custom featured art pieces. Large faded graphics also adorn the main wall of the space adding to the feel of the long-time family run business,” says Julie.

Southern sides found on the menu include a tomato and watermelon salad, mac and cheese and smoked corn with lime butter. For those looking for an adult beverage, the restaurant will serve Cask & Larder Brewery beers, Florida/domestic craft beers, 5 cocktails on tap and also an extensive Bourbon Bar with more than 50 selections.