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New Food, Drinks, and Splash Pack at Disney’s Water Parks

This spring, Disney’s Water Parks are rolling out some new food and drink options which are sure to make your next visit to Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon even more magical.

At Disney’s Blizzard Beach, you can chow down on a Blizzard Burger topped with cheddar and a sweet and smoky ham-jam on a pretzel bun, served with cole slaw and steak fries. There are also new plant-based rice bowls, and for dessert, chocolate-dipped key lime pie.

You can also choose from a salted caramel, peppermint, chocolate, or vanilla milkshake!

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Over at Typhoon Lagoon, munch on the guacamole flight with vegetable, pineapple bacon, and shrimp varieties, or enjoy a jerk chicken rice bowl or a plant-based bratwurst sandwich. And while you’re relaxing in the sun, be sure to have a Blue Typhoon Colada or Tropical Storm in your hand.  

These are just some of the new food and beverage offerings available at Disney Water Parks. You can also try the new Splash Pack!

For the first time, guests can bundle and save 20 percent by purchasing the Splash Pack, which includes select food entrées and dessert options, a refillable Disney Water Park mug and a Disney-themed towel to take home. Guests will be able to chose from “Lilo and Stitch,” “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo” and of course, Mickey Mouse-themed towels as a souvenir from their fun-filled, water park day. Available March 26-May 4, Splash Packs costs $44 per person, plus tax. Purchase this limited-time, convenient offering at Singapore Sal’s at Typhoon Lagoon or the Beach Haus at Blizzard Beach.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

NBA Experience Opens August 12 at Walt Disney World Resort

NBA Experience, the brand-new destination coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, officially opens Aug. 12, 2019. This announcement was made at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., during tonight’s Orlando Magic – Philadelphia 76ers game, where Mickey Mouse made a surprise on-court appearance.

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In collaboration with the NBA, Disney is developing NBA Experience as a one-of-a-kind environment packed with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors. NBA Experience will give guests the chance to feel like a basketball superstar.

“When we were young, we played basketball in our driveways or in the park, creating those imaginary moments of making the game-winning shot for a championship,” said Stan Dodd, executive producer, Walt Disney Imagineering. “We want to take that energy and help you feel what it’s like to be an actual NBA or WNBA player.”

Upon entry to NBA Experience, guests will feel as if they’re walking through the players’ tunnel at an NBA or WNBA arena. A ticket to NBA Experience grants access to every activity, in any order guests choose, with the ability to return to stations to improve performances or learn even more about the game, players and teams they love. In addition to the competitions and games, the experience will also include a retail store featuring NBA-themed merchandise.

Additional elements of the destination include:

  • A slam dunk challenge, where guests can change the height of a standard 10-foot hoop to as low as seven feet to perform their own superstar moves – captured by burst photography.
  • An activity that tests shooting skills with spots on a court that light up as guests move from one location to another attempting to sink as many shots as possible in 15 seconds.
  • A way for guests to see how they stack up to some of the world’s best basketball players by measuring their vertical leap, wingspan, shooting and dribbling.
  • Personalization for various activities with guests’ names and associating the activity with their favorite NBA or WNBA teams.
  • Real-time technology to aggregate statistics of NBA and WNBA games and players for continuous updates, while leaderboards will track top NBA Experience performers throughout each day.

Stay tuned for more details!

ABC Picks Up Television’s No. 1 New Comedy, ‘The Conners,’ for a Second Season

The ABC Television Network has ordered a second season of freshman hit comedy “The Conners,” Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment, announced. Ranking as television’s No. 1 new comedy this season in Total Viewers (9.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.2/10), the self-starting ABC freshman led Tuesday’s 8:00 p.m. half-hour in Adults 18-49 by 16% over its nearest competitor. During its first season, “The Conners” improved its time period by 33% in Total Viewers and by 22% in Adults 18-49, posting 5-year highs for ABC in the half-hour.

“We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conners family,” said Burke. “This team is fearless in their willingness to tackle contemporary issues with humor and heart, and I have no doubt they will continue to outdo themselves.”

In “The Conners,” this iconic family grapples with parenthood, divorce, dating, aging and financial pressures in working-class America. Through it all – the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails. The spinoff has also received critical acclaim with The Daily Beast calling it “warm, hilarious and fun,” and The New York Times declaring the new sitcom “special, deserving of a prime-time slot on television every week.”

The series stars John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy and Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy. Additional cast to be announced at a later date.

The freshman season boasted a star-studded lineup of guest appearances, featuring Matthew Broderick, Juliette Lewis, Katey Sagal, Mary Steenburgen, Justin Long, Jay R. Ferguson and Sarah Chalke, among others. Additionally, fan favorites from “Roseanne” reprise their roles including Estelle Parsons as Beverly Harris, Natalie West as Crystal Anderson and James Pickens Jr. as Chuck Mitchell.

“The Conners” is from Werner Entertainment and executive produced by Tom Werner with Sara Gilbert, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen and Tony Hernandez all serving as executive producers.

New Hours for Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Tiki Terrace at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The operating hours for Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Tiki Terrace at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort have changed. Please see the new schedule below:

  • Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto: 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Tiki Terrace: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

For more information or to view the menus for Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto or Tiki Terrace, please visit WaltDisneyWorld.com.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disneyland Park Closing For A Week in May

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disneyland park will be closing for a week in May for refurbishment. The enchanted beauty salon is scheduled to be closed May 16 through May 23, reopening to guests on May 24, 2019.

For more information or to make reservations at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disneyland park, please visit Disneyland.com.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments/closings at Disneyland Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.