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Pleasure Island Drinks Return to Dockside Margaritas at Disney Springs

Those of you who still reminisce about your favorite drinks from Disney’s dearly departed Pleasure Island will want to take note because…. they are returning for a limited time! From June 29 – September 28, 2017 Dockside Margaritas in the Marketplace at Disney Springs are bringing all of the classics back for their #ThrowbackThursday event.

4 drinks will be featured each week (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) including the famous Kungaloosh from Adventures Club which will be available every week.  If you aren’t familiar with the popular Kungaloosh it combined strawberry daiquiri mix, orange juice, spiced rum and blackberry brandy and could be ordered frozen or on the rocks.  Yum!

If you happen to visit on a Thursday, you’ll be treated to special #ThrowbackThursday prices, $9 for alcoholic and $5 for non-alcoholic drinks.

A total of eleven drinks in all will be featured during this event including the Bell Bottom, Techno-O, and Thriller from 8-Trax, Hoopla from Mannequins, Armadillo Punch from Neon Armadillo, Shark Bite from Rock ‘n Roll Beach Club, Punch Line from Comedy Warehouse, and Pleasure Punch and Funmeister which were available throughout Pleasure Island.  Emil’s non-alcoholic Strawberry Colada from the Adventures Club will also be available.

Which is your favorite?

VIDEO: ‘Descendants 2: It’s Going Down’ Behind the Scenes Special

 

Airing July 7, 2017 at 7:30pm on the Disney Channel.

Hall of Presidents Refurbishment at Magic Kingdom Extended

Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom closed for refurbishment back in January so the historic attraction could prepare to welcome the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump.  The show was originally  scheduled to open later this month; however now it seems the reopening has been delayed.

According to wdwnt.com, Hall of Presidents will not be open in time for the busy Fourth of July holiday and has just been given a generic summer 2017 reopening date.  Others are reporting cast members outside the attraction are informing guests of a September reopening.

There is no official word from Disney regarding the postponement or an exact reopening date; but we will keep you posted with any further updates.

UPDATE: Disney states, due to technical problems, Hall of Presidents will reopen “late 2017”  and President Trump’s audio-animatronic will have a speaking role.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Introduces New ‘Disney Movie Magic’ Nighttime Show

Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer will want to make sure they don’t miss the park’s newest nighttime show. “Disney Movie Magic” is presented on the Chinese Theater in breathtaking projection-mapping technology that brings to life scores of classic movie moments from the Disney family of film studios.

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Chimney sweeps from “Mary Poppins” “step in time” over the rooftops of London.  A playful Captain Jack swash-buckles his way across the high seas of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” “Tron: Legacy” Lightcycles speed through The Grid.  And Lumiere from “Beauty and the Beast” invites you to be his guest.

These and other cinematic gems that have lit up silver screens around the world play across the facade of the theater in the fast-paced “Disney Movie Magic” – from Disney classics like “Mary Poppins” to contemporary blockbusters such as “Pirates of the Caribbean” and this summer’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
Set to searchlights painting the skies and a musical score composed and arranged by Michael Patti (Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, StarBright Holidays), “Disney Movie Magic” puts guests right in the middle of beloved Disney films. All genres are represented including musicals, romance, comedy, classics, fantasy, sci-fi, animation and adventure.

“For generations these films have touched our lives,” said Michael Roddy, Show Director, Disney Parks Live Entertainment. “They represent our childhood, our dreams, our fantasies and our mythology. We have laughed and cried, loved and been thrilled. ‘Disney Movie Magic’ celebrates those films and the films to come.”
“Disney Movie Magic” begins, fittingly, with Walt Disney himself. The red-carpet footage featuring Walt is from the 1964 premiere of “Mary Poppins,” which took place at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

What unspools from there is pure movie magic – from “The Jungle Book” to “Beauty and the Beast,” from “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” to “Cinderella,” from “Swiss Family Robinson” to “The Love Bug.” With the front of the theater a dramatic canvas, decades of movie moments play out across the ten-minute run time of “Disney Movie Magic.”

Performances take place nightly in addition to regular performances of “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.”

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Annual Refurbishment Scheduled

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park at Walt Disney World Resort has scheduled its annual refurbishment.  The park will be closed January 7, 2018 – March 17, 2018; reopening to guests on March 18.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach has already scheduled its annual refurbishment for October 30, 2017 – January 6, 2018; reopening to guests on January 7.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World, please visit our refurbishment page.