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Stitch’s Great Escape! to Operate Next Week

 

Stitch’s Great Escape! at Magic Kingdom will re-open for operation next week for the busy Easter crowds.  As you may know, the Tomorrowland attraction now only operates seasonally during peak attendance times.

Guests will be able to experience Stitch’s Great Escape! April 10 – April 19 from 10am – 6pm.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Fly Over Magic Kingdom Tomorrow

 

 

If you’ll be visiting Magic Kingdom this Thursday April 6, you’ll want to turn your eyes to the skies between 9:30 – 10am when the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will fly over Main Street U.S.A.  The Blue Angels are expected to make two passes during this time.

According to Disney Parks Blog, the last flyover was in 2015 when the Blue Angels performed to the cheers of thousands of guests at the theme park. Then, Six F/A-18 Hornet jets roared down Main Street U.S.A. at more than 250 miles an hour on a first pass before executing what is called a Delta Break over Cinderella Castle.

 

The Polite Pig Opening Next Week at Disney Springs

 

 

Disney Springs is about to get a new “Modern Barbecue” eating establishment which will provide a fast-casual location for guests to grab some delicious wood-smoked and grilled fare items.  The Polite Pig will open April 10 in Town Center and serve up featured items like the Southern Pig Sandwich with pulled pork off the smoker, apple slaw, mustard sauce and Duke’s mayo; peel-and-eat shrimp with bourbon-cocktail sauce, and crispy Brussels sprouts with whiskey caramel. There’s even a sauce bar to top off your selections featuring 7 different types of sauces.

The Polite Pig is owned by husband-and-wife team James and Julie Petrakis.  The Orlando Chefs also own the Ravenous Pig and Swine & Sons in Winter Park and Cask & Larder at Orlando International Airport.  Their hope is to represent the atmosphere found at these restaurants in a new environment.

“We’ll have 190 seats, and the décor pays homage to the beloved swine of The Polite Pig, as well as antiquity. Whimsical pigs on various adventures can be seen throughout the space, and rustic touches are used for custom featured art pieces. Large faded graphics also adorn the main wall of the space adding to the feel of the long-time family run business,” says Julie.

Southern sides found on the menu include a tomato and watermelon salad, mac and cheese and smoked corn with lime butter. For those looking for an adult beverage, the restaurant will serve Cask & Larder Brewery beers, Florida/domestic craft beers, 5 cocktails on tap and also an extensive Bourbon Bar with more than 50 selections.

 

 

‘It’s Tough to be a Bug’ Closing for Refurbishment Later this Month

 

‘It’s Tough to be a Bug’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will close for refurbishment later this month.  The attraction is scheduled to be closed April 23-April 29, reopening to guests on April 30, 2017.

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

Actress Debra Messing Visits Walt Disney World

 

 

Emmy-award winning actress Debra Messing recently visited Walt Disney World Resort with her family and friends.  During her visit, Debra stopped for a pic with Minnie Mouse outside Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park.

You can catch Debra on a new adaptation of “Dirty Dancing” as Marjorie Houseman (Baby’s mom) scheduled to air May 24 at 8pm ET on ABC Television Network.