Trattoria al Forno Brings a Taste of Italy to Disney’s Boardwalk

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 Here is a little back-story on the theme of the new restaurant. “The Trattoria al Forno story was inspired by the authentic Italian menu and the rich storytelling of the turn-of-the-century boardwalk setting,” says Missy Renard, Walt Disney Imagineering resorts art director.The new restaurant, which is on the Boardwalk, is arranged as a series of separate rooms, starting with the original Entrata, or entrance, where the story begins. An arched brick wall with an aged keystone … [Read more...]




Trader Sam’ Grog Grotto is coming to Walt Disney World!

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Visitors to the Disneyland Hotel in California might be familiar with Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.  Great atmosphere and fun decor based on the Jungle Cruise Ride, makes Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar  a must stop during your visit.   Now Walt Disney World will be opening a slightly different version called Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at their newly renovated and renamed resort - Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.Imagineers Kyle Barnes and Brandon Kleyla shared some new concept art with … [Read more...]




New Details Revealed for the Villas and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

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New details have been revealed for Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows. The Polynesian Village Resort has been undergoing lots of changes over the past year, and now we have some information about what this project will bring.The resort will now have the largest Deluxe studios at the Walt Disney World Resort, they will sleep up to 5 guests and have the option to connect to another Deluxe Studio. There will be 360 Deluxe studios, and 20 Bungalows. The bungalows will be unique on Disney … [Read more...]




New Rides, Shows, and Eats at Walt Disney World by 2017

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Disney has been hard at work preparing to bring lots of new experiences to the Walt Disney World parks. Many rumors are swirling, but we'll just share the confirmed new rides, shows, and restaurants that should be at Walt Disney World by 2017.The two areas preparing for the most newness are Animal Kingdom, and Downtown Disney. Let's look at Animal Kingdom first.Harambe Marketplace - Set to open in 2015, this expansion of the Africa area of Animal Kingdom park will include a quick … [Read more...]




New Themed Queue at Peter Pan’s Flight in Walt Disney World

Peter Pan's Flight

So many rides at Walt Disney World now have entertaining and/or interactive elements for their guests while waiting in line.  Now, Peter Pan's Flight does as well.  The area which was once the space of the Fantasyland restrooms now offers queue line space for guests to meander through the nursery of the Darling children from Disney's classic Peter Pan.Portraits of John, Wendy, and Michael adorn the wall.  Can you find the "hidden" and not so hidden Peter Pan or elements of Neverland in … [Read more...]