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Mobile Order Debuts Today at Harambe Market in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Beginning today August 21, Mobile Order, the service which allows guests the convenience of ordering and paying for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience App, is available at Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Harambe Market is located in the Africa section of the theme park and includes the following food stations: Kitamu Grill, Famous Sausages, Chef Mwanga’s, and Wanjohi Refreshments.

In case you aren’t familiar, Mobile Order offers a huge convenience to park guests.  Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they can tap the “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window.

Mobile Order has already debuted at Satu’li Canteen, Pizzafari, Restaurantosaurus and Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as well as several other quick-service restaurants inside the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort.

Please note, Mobile Orders can only accept credit cards for payment right now and not the Disney Dining Plan.  Also, the service is not currently able to offer Annual Passholder or Tables in Wonderland discounts.  These discounts can only be applied at the counter.

Main Street Electrical Parade Ends this Sunday at Disneyland Park

Main Street Electrical Parade will be making its final run down Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland park this Sunday, August 20, 2017.

The parade has become an iconic Disney Parks nighttime parade since its first performance at Disneyland park 45 years ago and even traveled across the country to entertain guests at Walt Disney World Resort.

If you can’t see one of the last performances at Disneyland in person, then check out the video below which celebrates 45 years of Main Street Electrical Parade.

#DisneyParksLIVE to Stream ‘Rivers of Light’ on August 22

DisneyParksLIVE will live stream “Rivers of Light” from Disney’s Animal Kingdom  on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

In case you aren’t familiar with the nighttime show, “Rivers of Light” celebrates animals and nature by combining floating set pieces, lanterns, a soaring musical score, fountains and more. The show’s storytellers “narrate” this emotionally moving show through a combination of dance, music, song and shadow puppetry.

You can catch all the action starting at 8:40pm EDT.  To watch the live stream, go to Disney Parks Blog and look for the new blog post.

As always, you can follow along on Twitter, by using the hashtag #DisneyParksLIVE.

Sneak Peek of Spooky New Treats Coming to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off at Magic Kingdom on August 25 and offers guests an eerily good time including photo opportunities with their favorite Disney characters dressed in their seasonal best, trick-or-treating throughout the park, 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… special Halloween-themed treats you don’t want to miss!

Some of these treats will be available all day at Magic Kingdom while others will only be available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.  Check out all the sweet goodies below.

New treats offered all day, every day, beginning Aug. 25-Nov. 1

  • Stop in the Main Street Bakery for a bright orange Mickey Halloween Cupcake with chocolate cake filled with purple marshmallow fluff topped with orange vanilla buttercream, sprinkles and a white chocolate scarecrow Mickey. The Mickey-shaped Cinnamon Roll takes on a spooky twist with orange icing and a chocolate spider web.
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor will scoop up pumpkin-flavored ice cream.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Treats (party nights only):

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  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Dome with a graham cracker streusel base, orange white chocolate glaze and a white chocolate Mickey can be found at Main Street Bakery and Gaston’s Tavern.
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  • Jack Skellington gets his own dessert at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square – a vanilla panna cotta, chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, white chocolate and dark chocolate crisp pearls, dark chocolate curls and a white chocolate Jack Skellington
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The artistic Haunted Mansion Desserts – each with a different flavor and themed chocolate accent – can be tracked down at:

  • Aloha Isle – chocolate tart filled with chocolate ganache and topped with Oreo panna cotta and a white chocolate Haunted Mansion-inspired portrait.
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – chocolate tart filled with raspberry compote and topped with white chocolate mousse and a Haunted Mansion-inspired white chocolate portrait.
  • Liberty Square Market – chocolate tart filled with chocolate ganache and topped with peanut butter icing and a Haunted Mansion-inspired white chocolate portrait.
  • Storybook Treats – chocolate tart filled with lemon curd, strawberry compote and topped with strawberry mousse and a Haunted Mansion-inspired white chocolate portrait.
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  • A Pumpkin Mickey Waffle with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles and caramel sauce will be offered at Sleepy Hollow.
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  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café will offer Worms and Dirt, a chocolate gravestone with chocolate cake and chocolate mousse with a chocolate glaze topped with Oreo crumbs, and gummy candy.
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland will dish up Candy Corn Ice Cream.
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  • Grab Chocolate Crisped Rice Treats and Vampire Mickey Brownies at various outdoor vending and kiosks throughout the Magic Kingdom Park.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates are Aug. 25 and 29; Sept. 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29; Oct. 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31, and Nov. 1.

For tickets, party details and official costume rules, click here.

The Muppets are Taking on the Hollywood Bowl and We Have All the Details

In a few weeks, a historic event will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.  The Muppets will perform their first ever full-length live concert titled, The Muppets Take the Bowl.

You can see all your favorite Muppets including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo, Sam Eagle, Pepé the King Prawn, Statler and Waldorf, and more during their 3 nights of performances from September 8 – 10, 2017.  Fans will also love seeing Muppets that haven’t been seen since they made an appearance on The Muppet Show 35 years ago!

The Muppets Take the Bowl will entertain and delight audiences with special celebrity guests, never-before-seen antics, fan-favorite sketches, and musical performances with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by conductor Thomas Wilkins and…..fireworks!!!  Attendees can look forward to a night filled with original music, classic Muppet songs, and the rock and roll sounds of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, featuring drummer, Animal.

Miss Piggy made the following statement about the event:

This will be moi’s greatest performance ever, and I guarantee that all of you who are there at the Hollywood Bowl will rave and brag about it for the rest of your lives. And those who are not there, will have to lie about being there. So, don’t lie, be there and experience moi in person.”

You can watch Miss Piggy’s full announcement below.

The Muppets Take the Bowl takes place Friday and Saturday, September 8 &9  at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m.  Get your tickets here!