#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round Up for the Week of July 7, 2017


In case you missed it this week, big changes are coming to the dining options at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort,  dining packages are now available for Disneyland’s updated Fantasmic!, and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol .2” will be Disney’s first 4K Ultra HD release.  Let’s take a look!


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Walt Disney World Resort Refurbishments for July 2017

Applications Now Open for Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2018 at Walt Disney World Resort

New Sweet Treats Available at the Disney Parks for July 2017

Highway in the Sky Dine Around Extended Through September

Watch Highlights From the DisneyParksLIVE Stream of Fourth of July Fireworks

The Jalapeno Cheese Pretzel has returned to The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom

Mobile Order Service Expands to Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland Terrace

Epcot’s Taste Track is offering specialty sundaes: Berry Explosion Sundae, Chocolaty Churro Sundae, or Apple Pie Sundae for $6.50

Reservations Now Available for Minnie’s Halloween Dine at Hollywood & Vine

The Fruits of Mo’ara Fruit Bar has debuted in Pandora – The World of Avatar with layers of strawberry, lime and raspberry

Disney Performing Arts Hosting 3 World-Class Drum Corps This Weekend at Disney Springs

Changes Coming to Disney Springs Preferred Parking

NEW Happy Hours at House of Blues Orlando for Month of July

Characters in Flight at Disney Springs Changes Name to Aerophile

Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort to Temporarily Relocate

3 Different Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort to Become Gastropub

Club Penguin Island Event Coming to Disney’s Blizzard Beach July 29



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Disneyland Resort Refurbishments for July 2017

Dining Packages Now Available for Disneyland’s Fantasmic! Returning July 17

Secret Menu ‘Tots’ can be found at Disneyland’s River Belle Terrace in Two Varieties: Loaded Buffalo Tots, which combines pimento cheese, Frank’s hot sauce, gorgonzola cheese crumbles, celery leaves, and pickled onions and Loaded BBQ Tots, with brisket, BBQ sauce, pimento cheese, and scallions

‘Cars 3’ Inspired Food & Beverage Items Now in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

VIDEO: Tour the New Circle D Ranch, Home to the Horses of Disneyland




‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2’ Will Be Disney’s First 4K Ultra HD Release

3-Day Tickets for the D23 Expo are Now Sold Out

Disney XD’s ‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’ Two-Hour TV Movie Event Premiers July 15


Rumor of the Week: Could a Brazil Pavilion be Coming to Epcot’s World Showcase?



Mobile Order Service Expands to Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland Terrace

So far, Mobile Order has been a huge success at Satu’li Canteen, Pizzafari, Restaurantosaurus and Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as well as the recently added D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs.

Now, the service which allows guests the convenience of ordering and paying for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience App, is coming to Magic Kingdom.  Beginning July 11, the service will be available to guests at Tomorrowland Terrace .

Additional quick-service restaurants in Magic Kingdom will also receive Mobile Order this summer including Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, Pinocchio Village Haus, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café, and Columbia Harbor House.

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.

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.

3 Different Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

This year you can ring in the New Year three different ways at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

For an evening of dining and dancing, “Disney Countdown to Midnight” includes delightful dining, live music, libations and more. An interactive band and DJ will fill the dance floor.  Mickey and Minnie may make an appearance too! Then welcome in 2018 with a flute of bubbly and a viewing of those legendary New Year’s Eve fireworks in the Magic Kingdom.

Hours are 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Fantasia Ballroom. This party is designed for guests 18 and older.

“Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration” is for children of all ages, a family-friendly way to ring in the New Year with a Disney•Pixar-inspired dinner.

Sarge welcomes you to the Ballroom of the Americas that features vignettes of beloved Pixar movies. From Andy’s Room in “Toy Story” to and Metro City with The Incredibles, the immersive celebration will include theatrical backdrops, dramatic set pieces and fun props that re-create the fantastic worlds of the Pixar films. And, of course, favorite characters will be on hand from “Toy Story,” “The Incredibles,” “Cars” and “Up.”

Kids can have fun at Pixar face painting, a balloon artist and a boot camp with Sarge, while an interactive DJ will spin hits from Radio Disney (he’s going to be in a “Cars”-inspired DJ rig from Radiator Springs). Dinner is buffet style.

At midnight, head outdoors to ring in the New Year with a viewing of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Hours are 8 p.m.-12:15 a.m.

Fine dining is the theme of the third party, “Down in New Orleans: A Disney New Year’s Eve Dining Experience” in the Grand Republic Ballroom. Inspired by the Disney animated film “The Princess and the Frog,” the room is beautifully decorated French Quarter style to transport you to the Big Easy.

Actions stations will feature flavors such as oyster beignets, smoked salmon mousse cones with caviar, Kobe beef tartare and sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi. Signature dishes will include herb-crusted Louisiana redfish, crayfish etouffee, Balck Angus beef cooked two ways, braised short ribs and filet of beef with truffled celery root silk.

A N’awlins jazz band will entertain during dinner, joined later in the evening by a vocalist who will bring to life the Academy-Award-winning classics from the film. Then slip outside with a glass of bubbly just before midnight to ring in 2018 with a private viewing area for the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Hours are 7 p.m.-12:15 a.m.

Reservations open July 11 and can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

VIDEO: Tour the New Circle D Ranch, Home to the Horses of Disneyland


New Sweet Treats Available at the Disney Parks for July 2017

At Disneyland Resort, July’s Gourmet Candy flavor is S’mores! Look for a Gourmet Apple, Crispy Treat and Marshmallow Wand – each enrobed in sweet milk chocolate, rolled in chocolate cookie pieces, drizzled with dark chocolate and peanut butter, and topped with chopped roasted peanuts. You can find these treats the entire month of July at Candy Palace on Main Street U.S.A and Pooh’s Spot in Critter Country in Disneyland park, Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure park and Marceline’s Confectionery in the Downtown Disney District.

Three new sundaes have debuted at Taste Track at Epcot. Choose from Berry Explosion, Chocolaty Churro or Apple Pie. Available until Labor Day, each over the top sundae is layered with soft-serve vanilla ice cream, house-made whipped cream and over-the-top treats!

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A fruit and yogurt parfait is now available at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor at Magic Kingdom Park, with layers of vanilla yogurt, fresh berries and granola.

A new specialty cupcake is now available from the pastry chefs at Disney’s Contemporary Resort! Look for a vanilla cupcake with blueberry filling and a cinnamon-blueberry buttercream frosting, topped with sprinkles and white chocolate shavings, available until July 29. Cupcakes can be found in the grab-n-go section of Contempo Café!

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Over at Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs  you can find Sunday Coffee, Crème Brûlée, an Exotic Fruit Parfait with layers of coconut, raspberries and passion fruit and a Blueberry Lemonade pastry, with blueberry mousse, coconut dacquoise, white glacage, fresh blueberries and coconut.

Also at Disney Springs, Sprinkles Cupcakes will be offering some sweet new specials during July! Look for a lemon-blueberry cupcake, which features a lemon cake bursting with wild blueberries and a lemon-cream cheese frosting. There are also a couple sweet new ice cream treats! From crème brûlée ice cream to a Moscow Mule Mocktail featuring vanilla bean ice cream and a ginger-lime mule mix.

What looks good to you?


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