Construction is about to begin on Disney Springs’ third parking garage. When completed, the new garage will accommodate 3,000 parking spaces and feature the same parking technology used in the orange and lime garages which indicates what parking spaces are available on each level and row.
The garage will be located across Buena Vista Drive and access to Disney Springs will be via a new pedestrian bridge.
According to WDW Magic, construction will begin on April 1, 2017 and is expected to open in 2019.
Disney Junior’s Play ‘n Dine lunch at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was supposed to come to an end this May, and Minnie’s Seasonal Dine was to acquire the lunchtime spot. Well, it seems there’s been a change of plans and fans of Jake the Pirate, Sofia the First, Handy Manny, and Doc McStuffins will be happy to know their favorite characters will be sticking around for lunch through September 3, 2017.
Beginning September 4, Minnie’s Seasonal Dine will take over the lunch slot, however Disney Junior’s Play ‘n Dine will continue for breakfast.
Currently, Minnie’s seasonal dine only occurs at dinner.
For more information or to make reservations for Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine or Minnie Seasonal Dine, visit Disney’s website.
Pandora – The World of Avatar is looking like it will be the place to grab a bite to eat at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this summer. Satu’li Canteen is the name of the quick-service eatery in this new land and along with offering creative and flavorful dishes with a twist, guests will also find a perk of convenience.
Satu’li Canteen will be the first restaurant to offer Mobile Order, a new way to order and pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience app, allowing guests to bypass the queue to order when they arrive at the restaurant. Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they will tap an “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.
It also looks like we could see additional quick-service restaurants at Walt Disney World to offer Mobile Order in the near future.
Additionally, please note Mobile Orders can only accept credit cards for payment right now and not the Disney Dining Plan.
Satu’li Canteen opens up with the rest of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27, 2017.
Each day it seems we are getting more and more details for Pandora – The World of Avatar opening soon at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Today we have a first look at Satu’li Canteen, Pandora’s quick service restaurant serving up some very unique offerings.
First off, Disney has shared the backstory which was once the main mess hall of the Resources Development Administration (RDA) base located in the Valley of Mo’ara. Now the canteen is owned and operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) tour company and has been redesigned into a beautiful museum-like dining room.
The interior has been transformed with colorful Na’vi items filling the walls and hanging from the ceiling — hand-woven tapestries, natural Pandoran elements and even cooking tools decorate the restaurant.
Satu’li will also feature an on-stage grill in the center of its dining room which will serve up creative, flavorful, and healthy dishes. Expect familiar dishes with a twist.
The bowls pictured above, allow guests to customize their lunch or dinner. Diners start with a base of quinoa and vegetable salad; red and sweet potato hash; mixed whole-grain and rice or romaine and kale salad. Next is either with wood-grilled chicken, slow-roasted beef, sustainable fish or chili-spiced fried tofu. And the bowl is finished with charred onion chimichurri, black bean vinaigrette or creamy herb dressing.
The menu also offers steamed “pods” – bao buns with either cheeseburger or vegetable curry and served with root vegetable chips and crunchy vegetable slaw.
For little ones, there’s an option of grilled chicken or beef, fish or tofu with greens or rice; a hot dog wrapped in Parker House dough; cheese quesadilla, or a steamed “pod” (cheeseburger bao bun).
Also a first for this restaurant, is the Mobile Order through My Disney Experience. This new option allows guests to order and pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience app, allowing guests to bypass the queue to order when they arrive at the restaurant. Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they will tap an “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. How is that for convenience?
Disney Dining Plan is accepted at Satu’li Canteen, however Mobile Order only accepts credit cards.
Pandora – The World of Avatar opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27, 2017.
Earlier this year, Disney announced Magic Kingdom’s long-running “Wishes” fireworks show was coming to an end to make way for a brand new nighttime spectacular, “Happily Ever After” set to debut on May 12, 2017.
Fans of “Wishes”, who would love to catch the show one more time before it ends on May 11, are in luck because DisneyParksLIVE announced today they will live stream the entire show from Magic Kingdom this Thursday, March 23 at 8:55pm ET. The broadcast will start off with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of “Wishes” and end with an update on the new “Happily Ever After” show.
To watch the live stream, go to DisneyParksBlog and look for the new blog post, and don’t forget to follow along on Twitter by using hashtag #DisneyParksLIVE.