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Mobile Order Expands to Contempo Cafe at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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 now available at Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

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 several other restaurants throughout Walt Disney World Resort including:

Magic Kingdom Park:

  • Aloha Isle
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Lunching Pad
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (open seasonally)


  • Electric Umbrella
  • Liberty Inn
  • Sunshine Seasons

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • ABC Commissary
  • Backlot Express
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Fairfax Fare
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Rosie’s All-American Café

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Harambe Market
  • Pizzafari
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Satu’li Canteen

Disney Springs:

  • D-Luxe Burger

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.

Disney Earns 10 Academy Awards Nominations

The full list of nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards were announced this morning.  Here’s the full list of Walt Disney Studios nominees:

Beauty and the Beast

Best Costumes

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Congratulations to Jacqueline Durran!

Best Production Design

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Congratulations to Production Designer Sarah Greenwood and Set Decorator Katie Spencer!



Best Animated Feature

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Congratulations to Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson, Adrian Molina, and the entire Coco team!

Best Original Song: “Remember Me”

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Congratulations to Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.



Best Animated Short

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Congratulations to Dave Mullins, Dana Murray, and the rest of the “Lou” team!


Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Best Sound Editing

Congratulations to Ren Klyce and Matthew Wood.

Best Sound Mixing

Congratulations to Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, and Michael Semanick.

Best Original Score

Congratulations to the great John Williams.

Best Visual Effects

Congratulations to Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, and Neal Scanlon.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Best Visual Effects

Congratulations to Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, and Dan Sudick!

The 2018 Academy Awards airs Sunday, March 4, 2018 on ABC.

Loaded Tots Coming Soon to Magic Kingdom

Beginning next month, Friar’s Nook in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom will start offering three  new types of loaded tots:

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Greek Tots –  topped with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, onions, banana peppers, olives and feta cheese

Fiesta Tots –  topped with ground beef, tomatoes, peppers, queso and jalapeños

Buffalo Chicken Tots –  topped with buffalo chicken, celery, bleu cheese crumbles and garlic ranch dressing

Which looks good to you?

Nearly All Disney Employees to Receive $1,000 Cash Bonus

Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, today announced that more than 125,000 eligible employees will receive a one-time $1,000 cash bonus. The Company will also make an initial investment of $50 million in a new and ongoing education program specifically designed to cover tuition costs for hourly employees. The two new initiatives represent a total allocation of more than $175 million in this fiscal year.

“I am proud we are directing approximately $125 million to our cast members and employees across the country and making higher education more accessible with the launch of this new program,” Mr. Iger said. “I have always believed that education is the key to opportunity; it opens doors and creates new possibilities. Matched with the $1,000 cash bonus, these initiatives will have both an immediate and long-term positive impact.”

All full and part-time non-executive employees, either hourly or salaried, who have been with The Walt Disney Company since January 1, 2018, and are based in the United States will be paid a one-time $1,000 cash bonus. Employees will receive the bonus in two payments, the first in March and the second in September of this year. In keeping with applicable federal law, the Company will work with union representatives regarding potential distribution plans for employees currently working under existing union contracts.

The Company is also launching a new education initiative aimed at its hourly workforce in the United States. Nearly 88,000 hourly employees will be eligible and can utilize the program to make an impactful investment in their future. With this new plan, participants can pursue qualifying higher education or vocational training, including courses unrelated to their current responsibilities at Disney. By creating new opportunities for those who wish to continue their education, employees can advance in their current roles or support their long-term career aspirations. After the initial investment of $50 million, Disney will provide up to $25 million in annual funding going forward.

The Company’s current educational reimbursement program, which is open to all full-time employees, will continue and remain unchanged.

New Specimens Join the Collection at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure Park

Taneleer Tivan is expanding his collection of rare items from across the galaxy inside the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction at Disney California Adventure park.  Beginning this week,  guests can see the new Vyloos, native to the planet Berhert, which you may remember from the film, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

These birds are known to be very responsive, friendly and outgoing – responding to noises and movement – but they can also suddenly become extremely shy and introverted.   As cute as they may be,  these little birds have been known to defend themselves when threatened, so the Tivan Group is keeping them fully enclosed in their glass display case at all times.  As long as the fortress power source remains operational, they will be safely contained.

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The Collector invites you to come see these new acquisitions for yourself, on display beginning this week at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure park!