Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com Disney Theme Park & Movie News, Disney World & Disneyland Planning Tips, Disney Dining Reviews and More! Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:29:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.2 http://www.chipandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/512-icon-54ced060v1_site_icon-32x32.png Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com 32 32 7800472 Little Big Town Surprises Ohio Students at Walt Disney World as Part of Music in Our Schools Tour http://www.chipandco.com/little-big-town-surprises-ohio-students-walt-disney-world-part-music-schools-tour-257564/ http://www.chipandco.com/little-big-town-surprises-ohio-students-walt-disney-world-part-music-schools-tour-257564/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:26:31 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257564 Disney had a very special surprise for students  from Wadworth High School in Ohio who attended a Disney Performing Arts workshop this past Friday at Saratoga Springs Resort as five-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town showed up to bestow students with some showbiz words of wisdom. Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild […]

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Disney had a very special surprise for students  from Wadworth High School in Ohio who attended a Disney Performing Arts workshop this past Friday at Saratoga Springs Resort as five-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town showed up to bestow students with some showbiz words of wisdom.

Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild had the following to say about their surprise visit, “Music education is a right of every student. It helps them develop creativity and self-expression. For me, my music teacher in high school pushed me out on stage for the very first time to sing a solo and it changed my life.  So, I’m very grateful for music education and the power that it had on my career.”

The workshop is part of the Music in Our Schools Tour.  The event founded by the Give a Note Foundation (an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education) was created to celebrate amazing school music programs throughout the country through community concerts featuring popular artists.  The tour began in 2017 and is supported by Radio Disney.

Terry Dola, Disney Performing Arts Vice President of Group Sales and Marketing had the following to say about this exciting initiative, ” Every year the launch of the Music In Our Schools Tour at Walt Disney Resort grows bigger and more exciting. It was the thrill of a lifetime for these students to spend time with such an award-winning group such as Little Big Town.”

Walt Disney World hosts the event as part of its Disney Performing Arts program which aims to inspire, educate and promote creativity and the Arts through workshops, professional-style performances and other unique experiences that you can only get at Disney.

 

For more information on the Give a Note Foundation and the Music in Our Schools tour please visit their website at www.giveanote.org.

For more information on Disney Performing Arts visit www.disneyyouth.com.

 

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New Doughnut Sundae at Main Street Plaza Ice Cream Parlor http://www.chipandco.com/new-doughnut-sundae-main-street-plaza-ice-cream-parlor-257547/ http://www.chipandco.com/new-doughnut-sundae-main-street-plaza-ice-cream-parlor-257547/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:21:42 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257547 An all new treat is showing up at the Main Street Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in the Magic Kingdom! The Doughnut Sundae is a glazed doughnut with cinnamon-apple topping, with one scoop of hand made ice cream on top then loaded with whipped cream, chocolate & peanut butter chips, hot fudge, milk chocolate ears and […]

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An all new treat is showing up at the Main Street Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in the Magic Kingdom!

The Doughnut Sundae is a glazed doughnut with cinnamon-apple topping, with one scoop of hand made ice cream on top then loaded with whipped cream, chocolate & peanut butter chips, hot fudge, milk chocolate ears and finally a cherry!

Not bad for $5.99.

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Be sure to get there early as they have been selling out of doughnuts.

Of course if they are sold out you could always get the Mickey Pants Sundae!

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If you see these 2 Disney Addicts at the park be sure to tell them hi!

Thanks William & Laura for the yummy food photos.

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Carthay Circle’s World of Color Package Offers Excellent Food and Preferred Viewing http://www.chipandco.com/carthay-circles-world-color-package-offers-excellent-food-preferred-viewing-257124/ http://www.chipandco.com/carthay-circles-world-color-package-offers-excellent-food-preferred-viewing-257124/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:37:42 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257124 u World of Color, at Disney’s California Adventure, is a must-see show for anyone who visits the Disneyland Resort in California.  Viewing space for this show is limited.  You can rush over to the FastPass kiosk, at park opening to obtain a color-coded viewing pass, or book a World of Color dining package at one […]

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World of Color, at Disney’s California Adventure, is a must-see show for anyone who visits the Disneyland Resort in California.  Viewing space for this show is limited.  You can rush over to the FastPass kiosk, at park opening to obtain a color-coded viewing pass, or book a World of Color dining package at one of three restaurants.  The restaurant choices are Carthay Circle Restaurant, Wine Country Trattoria, or Ariel’s Grotto Restaurant.  We decided to go with Carthay Circle’s World of Color Package as it offered excellent food and Preferred Viewing.

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We did some research and learned that World of Color FastPasses are distributed in color-coded segments.  Your color segment defines your viewing area for the show.  As this was our first visit to the Disneyland Resort, we decided to book a World of Color Dining Package.  Since we wanted to see the first show at 9:00pm, with the best possible view, we booked a Carthay Circle lunch package.  Carthay Circle offers a 3 Course Lunch Package that includes a Starter, an Entree, and a Dessert.  At $43 per person for lunch, the price was a bit steep. I am here to tell you that the quality of the food, and the World of Color Show, were worth every penny of that cost!

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Upon our arrival to Carthay Circle, we were greeted by Minnie Mouse. She was the Celebrity who was available to take photos with us and we were very pleased by this.  There is a bar area and cozy seating areas on the first floor.

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We were escorted up a beautiful staircase to the second floor.  The ceiling, in the central room, was spectacular.  We loved the multitudes of pictures featuring Walt Disney and stars from Disney movies.  The lighting was quite dim, which was perfect for a relaxing lunch.

 

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We were a party of 3 and as it was a cold and rainy day, we all chose the Parsnip and Pear Soup accented with Roasted Chestnuts.  The ingredients listed included Roasted Goose.  I have to admit that Roasted Goose gave me a moment of pause.  However, when I tasted the soup it was very flavorful and truly delicious. I was surprised to discover that Goose does not taste like chicken.

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For our entrees we ordered the Sesame and Ginger Crusted King Salmon, Grilled Angus Tri-Tip, and Soba Noodle Salad & Tangerine-Sesame Grilled Chicken.  The King Salmon was the best I have ever tasted.  Combined with the Coconut Red Rice, the flavor combination was magnificent.  The Angus Tri-Tips were cooked to perfection.  The Blue Cheese Risotto did not have a lot of flavor and could have used some sort of spice to interest the taste palate. The Soba Noodle Salad is served cold and is absolutely delicious.  The combination of cucumbers,edamame, macadamia nuts and mint really gave this salad its wow factor.

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We had the Holiday Ginger Caramel Monkey Bread and the Cordillera Chocolate Mousse for dessert.  The presentation of each plate was wonderful.  Both desserts were very good.  I liked that they were not overly sweet while offereing the perfect ending to an amazing meal.

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Our Cast Member Servers were Melynda and Jacob.  They were very professional and patient with our questions.  Each of them was attentive to our needs and their efforts on our behalf made for a wonderful overall experience at Carthay Circle Restaurant.  We will definitely ask for them on our next visit.

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As part of our World of Color Preferred Viewing Package we were placed center on the second level viewing area.  We had one level of people below, and in front of us.  FastPass color-coded segments along the walkway above the 3 tiers. The only words to describe World of Color-Season of Light are that this show is visually stunning!  I recorded each segment and tried to get some pictures in between the songs.  PIctures cannot do justice to the actual show as there is water, music, lights, and color more beautiful than I had imagined from the pictures I had seen prior to seeing the show in person. The location alone was worth the cost of lunch.  The bonus was that the food was fabulous.  You will get a little bit wet from the water mist during the show, but that is par for the course and totally worth it.  A lot of water is needed to project the images and if your belly is full with the lovely warm soup from Carthay Circle, and you have a jacket, then you have everything you need.

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If you want to know if the cost of a dining package is worth it to have the preferred viewing for World of Color, I whole-heartedly answer, Yes!  With three restaurants to choose from, offering a variety of food, pricing, and meal times there really is something on offer for everyone.  Carthay Circle’s World of Color Package provides an amazing meal along with one of the best possible viewing locations for the World of Color Show.  I recommend this for anyone and I will certainly be choosing this package again on my next visit to the Disneyland Resort.

What do you think of the World of Color Preferred Viewing Dining Packages?  Please leave your comments in the box below.

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This Disney Classic Mickey Mouse Toaster is perfect for the weekends, I mean who wouldn’t want Mickey Mouse Imprint on their toast? I have seen lots of people talk about this toaster in the Disney Addict group and actually found it on Amazon!

For $19 you can have your very own Mickey Head on your toast!

To learn more just click one of the links above to order yours today.

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Sneak Peek at the Newly Re-imagined Disney Wedding Pavilion http://www.chipandco.com/sneak-peek-newly-re-imagined-disney-wedding-pavilion-257411/ http://www.chipandco.com/sneak-peek-newly-re-imagined-disney-wedding-pavilion-257411/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:16:30 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257411 Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons shared with us a sneak peek at their all newly reimagined Disney’s Wedding Pavilion! They posted a live video on Friday but for some reason it has been removed. I will keep looking. Nestled on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon on its own private island, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion is […]

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Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons shared with us a sneak peek at their all newly reimagined Disney’s Wedding Pavilion!

They posted a live video on Friday but for some reason it has been removed. I will keep looking.

Nestled on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon on its own private island, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion is the perfect place to bring to life the fairy tale wedding of your dreams.

To learn more check out their website.

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Disney World adding security measures to prevent theft http://www.chipandco.com/disney-world-adding-security-measures-prevent-theft-257396/ http://www.chipandco.com/disney-world-adding-security-measures-prevent-theft-257396/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:00:40 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257396 Disney has started to add security devices to merchandise and anti-theft alarms to entrances and exits at Walt Disney World. We were at Mouse Gears in Epcot last night and noticed the new security devices and a newly installed alarm system on the doors facing Test Track. (Nothing on the side facing Club Cool) Having spoke with […]

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Disney has started to add security devices to merchandise and anti-theft alarms to entrances and exits at Walt Disney World.

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We were at Mouse Gears in Epcot last night and noticed the new security devices and a newly installed alarm system on the doors facing Test Track. (Nothing on the side facing Club Cool)

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Having spoke with a cast member these new security devices are going to start heading out property wide in an attempt to prevent shoplifting which unfortunately happens at Walt Disney World.

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No word on which stores would get these new alarm systems but I would imagine all the bigger stores in each theme park would be the first, then eventually going out to some of the resorts and smaller shops as needed.

 

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Fantastic Beauty and the Beast Live Action Enchanted Tea Set Playset http://www.chipandco.com/fantastic-beauty-beast-live-action-enchanted-tea-set-playset-257385/ http://www.chipandco.com/fantastic-beauty-beast-live-action-enchanted-tea-set-playset-257385/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 02:00:52 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257385 Who else is excited for the new Live Action Beauty and the Beast Movie? I know I seriously can not wait! With all the buzz and excitement, new collectibles, toys and other merchandise continues to pop up every day. I love the realistic twist they gave Mrs. Potts and Chip, so even though I’m not […]

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Who else is excited for the new Live Action Beauty and the Beast Movie? I know I seriously can not wait! With all the buzz and excitement, new collectibles, toys and other merchandise continues to pop up every day. I love the realistic twist they gave Mrs. Potts and Chip, so even though I’m not a kid… I think I need this Beauty and the Beast Live Action Enchanted Tea Set Play Set.

Once the human servants of a magnificent castle, these enchanted friends are the beasts faithful companions. They fondly remember the Prince in his youth and what it was to be human, hoping that one day the spell will be broken. Mrs. Potts, the doting housekeeper who was transformed into a teapot, cares deeply for all who inhabit the castle – especially her fun-loving son chip, the teacup, who is always on the move by way of his saucer. These two are not your average cup of tea! Be our guest at an enchanted tea party for two, inspired by the new live action Beauty and the Beast movie. Mrs. Potts’ eyes blink when the tea is poured, and Chip even wobbles on his saucer.

What do you think of this too cute for words Beauty and the Beast Live Action Enchanted Tea Set Play Set?

 

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Disney’s Bob Iger took a $1 Million Pay Cut Last Year http://www.chipandco.com/disneys-bob-iger-took-1-million-pay-cut-last-year-257392/ http://www.chipandco.com/disneys-bob-iger-took-1-million-pay-cut-last-year-257392/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:35:57 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257392 According to documents filed by The Walt Disney Company, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Disney CEO Bob Iger took a $1 million pay cut last year.  The decrease is being attributed to a decline in company growth. To be clear, Bob Iger’s base salary of $2.5 million a year remains untouched.  However Iger receives […]

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Bob Iger Pay Cut

According to documents filed by The Walt Disney Company, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Disney CEO Bob Iger took a $1 million pay cut last year.  The decrease is being attributed to a decline in company growth.

To be clear, Bob Iger’s base salary of $2.5 million a year remains untouched.  However Iger receives this figure as well as stocks and options.  It is his bonus that was decreased down to $20 million for the year. Bringing his overall package down to $43.9 million compared to the $44.9 million he made last year.

Disney still praised Iger for showing “the exceptional success of the Company’s relaunch of the Star Wars franchise and the historic and successful opening of Shanghai Disney Resort.” Also noted was the success of movies such as “The Jungle Book”, “Zootopia”, Pixar’s “Finding Dory” and Marvel’s “Captain America Civil War.”

This is the second time Iger has been in the news in as many months.  In December, we reported that Iger would be a part of Donald Trumps Advisory Group for economic growth strategies which will meet for the first time in February.

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Fans gather at Hollywood Studios to celebrate the life of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher http://www.chipandco.com/fans-gather-hollywood-studios-celebrate-life-debbie-reynolds-carrie-fisher-257388/ http://www.chipandco.com/fans-gather-hollywood-studios-celebrate-life-debbie-reynolds-carrie-fisher-257388/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:14:12 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257388 Tonight in Hollywood Studios several hundred fans gathered to celebrate the life of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher with a lightsaber salute. This fan based event was created for the fans by the fans. Here are some of the pictures and video from the event. Please be patient as tweets load. Lightsaber photos from fans paying […]

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Tonight in Hollywood Studios several hundred fans gathered to celebrate the life of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher with a lightsaber salute. This fan based event was created for the fans by the fans.

Here are some of the pictures and video from the event.

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Lightsaber photos from fans paying tribute

Live video from the event thanks to Chip and Co fan Jenn!

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It’s a Snack, it’s a Princess, It’s a Belle Inspired Cupcake Tank http://www.chipandco.com/snack-princess-belle-inspired-cupcake-tank-257379/ http://www.chipandco.com/snack-princess-belle-inspired-cupcake-tank-257379/#respond Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:00:19 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257379 I think designs that stylize objects into characters are just too cute. One of my favorite items I love to see transformed are CUPCAKES! There is just something so comforting about a delicious cupcake. This Belle Inspired Cupcake Tank by PagingTom combines the love of Disney characters, and cupcakes! Disney cupcakes, are one of my favorite […]

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I think designs that stylize objects into characters are just too cute. One of my favorite items I love to see transformed are CUPCAKES! There is just something so comforting about a delicious cupcake. This Belle Inspired Cupcake Tank by PagingTom combines the love of Disney characters, and cupcakes!

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Disney cupcakes, are one of my favorite food groups, so it’s not surprise I love seeing designs of Disney inspired ones. Of course when you throw glitter into the mix, I can’t help but love it! As soon as I saw it, I knew this would be the perfect shirt to wear to go see the new Live Action Beauty and the Beast movie. Even though it’s shown on a tank top, you can also get it as a regular shirt too. Of course there are other yummy Disney inspired cupcake shirts to drool over below too!

Would you show off your Disney sweet side with this Belle Inspired Cupcake Tank?

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2017 Disney Military Rates and Tickets http://www.chipandco.com/2017-disney-military-rates-tickets-257375/ http://www.chipandco.com/2017-disney-military-rates-tickets-257375/#respond Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:54:30 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257375 Disney has released the pricing and information for the 2017 Military Salute tickets for Eligible Military Members.  New this year you can choose between a Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Ticket OR a Disney 5-Day Military Promotional Ticket! The Park Hopper Option is included, so you can come and go as you please at all 4 […]

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Disney has released the pricing and information for the 2017 Military Salute tickets for Eligible Military Members.

 New this year you can choose between a Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Ticket OR a Disney 5-Day Military Promotional Ticket! The Park Hopper Option is included, so you can come and go as you please at all 4 theme parks each day of your ticket!

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Purchase now through December 15, 2017 and receive admission for 5 days, for just $224 plus tax, during the periods of January 1 through April 8, 2017 and April 24 through December 19, 2017. Or purchase now through December 16, 2017 and receive admission for 4 days, for just $209 plus tax, during the same period. And if you’re looking for a little extra magic, add the Water Park Fun & More Option for just $37 more plus tax.

In addition, Military Guests can purchase the Memory Maker product for a discounted price—$84 from January 1, 2017 through December 19, 2017.

You can visit Disney’s Site here for more information, and to read the fine print.

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Goofy’s Kitchen Offers Abundant Food and Awesome Character Interactions http://www.chipandco.com/goofys-kitchen-offers-abundant-food-awesome-character-interactions-257319/ http://www.chipandco.com/goofys-kitchen-offers-abundant-food-awesome-character-interactions-257319/#respond Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:14:12 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257319 During a recent visit to the Disneyland Resort, I booked a dining reservation for breakfast at Goofy’s Kitchen.  Disney buffets that feature character interactions are always a fun way to enjoy a meal.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Goofy’s Kitchen offers an abundance of food and the most awesome character interactions I have […]

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During a recent visit to the Disneyland Resort, I booked a dining reservation for breakfast at Goofy’s Kitchen.  Disney buffets that feature character interactions are always a fun way to enjoy a meal.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Goofy’s Kitchen offers an abundance of food and the most awesome character interactions I have ever experienced at a Character Buffet.

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Do you like breakfast foods at a breakfast buffet?  The choices are plentiful at Goofy’s Kitchen.  You can find the standard Bacon and Scrambled Eggs along with 2 types of Sausages, Chicken Sopes, Breakfast Potatoes and Eggs Benedict.  If you enjoy an Omelet you can ask the Chef at the Omelet Station to add meats, vegetables, and cheeses to design your own freshly made Omelet. And what would breakfast at Disneyland Resort be without Mickey-Shaped Waffles and Pancakes?

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Not a fan of breakfast foods?  Never fear! You can have Pizza for breakfast instead.  Besides the typical Cheese Pizza, you can also try Peanut Butter & Jelly Pizza, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, or Macaroni & Cheese Pizza.

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Feeling like you need some lighter options?  Try the Soup & Salad Bar.  There are great options to top your Salad, a Hot Soup choice, and a variety of Smoked Salmon, sliced Ham, and sliced Turkey.

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Are you a “Gotta Have Dessert!” kind of person like me?  If you are then Goofy’s Kitchen will not disappoint your sweet tooth.  From Jell-o and Cocoa-Krispie Treats, to Pumpkin Pie, Banana Bread, Cookies, Root Beer Bundt Cake, and Worms in Dirt you have more choices than you could possibly sample.  I recommend the Creme Brulee, Monkey Bread, and Chocolate Cake Pops.

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If you have young children, who are picky eaters, then you can rest assured that the staple foods Chicken Nuggets, Hot Dogs, and Macaroni & Cheese are on the buffet as well.

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Fruit and Yogurt always makes for a nice combination at any time of day.  The Strawberries and Raspberries were wonderful.

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What do you think of Ice Cream for breakfast?  Goofy’s Kitchen has the best Ice Cream Station I have seen with regards to Disney Buffet Restaurants.  There is the popular soft-serve ice cream but the toppings are so plentiful that you could not possibly fit it all in one bowl!

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The awesome Character Interactions were also among the best I have experienced.  The characters actually spend time interacting with each person at your table. They did not seem rushed as I have experienced at other Character Buffets in the past.

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Do you have a favorite Character Interaction?  Ours was hands-down Chip.  He spent quite a bit of time with us and had us laughing out loud.  When asked if we could take a picture of him by himself he promptly pretended to fix the fur on top of his head and then quickly turned with a fun pose.  When I dropped my phone, and caught it before it landed on the table, Chip literally fell to the floor and rolled around back and forth.  How do these amazing characters do this without even a sound?

If you are looking for a fun and fabulous place to eat on your next trip to the Disneyland Resort, then you must try Goofy’s Kitchen located in the Disneyland Hotel.  The abundant food choices are fantastic and there truly is something for everyone on offer at this Buffet.  The awesome Character Interactions will have you laughing and you are sure to leave Goofy’s Kitchen smiling and feeling like your time and money has been well-spent.

Will you be planning a meal at Goofy’s Kitchen on your next visit to the Disneyland Resort?  Please leave your comments in the box below.

 

 

 

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Florida: Mission Everglades is educating through an interactive experience http://www.chipandco.com/florida-mission-everglades-educating-interactive-experience-257274/ http://www.chipandco.com/florida-mission-everglades-educating-interactive-experience-257274/#respond Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:11:41 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257274 In December Florida: Mission Everglades opened and has been educating people by combining learning, with themed environments and native animals at Zoo Miami. The planning and design was done by Main Street Design through interpretive planning and designing expertise. “It’s about storytelling, not facts and figures,” says Carol Kruse, Director of Zoo Miami, referring to […]

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In December Florida: Mission Everglades opened and has been educating people by combining learning, with themed environments and native animals at Zoo Miami. The planning and design was done by Main Street Design through interpretive planning and designing expertise.

“It’s about storytelling, not facts and figures,” says Carol Kruse, Director of Zoo Miami, referring to the newly opened Florida: Mission Everglades. “Main Street Design understood immediately that the strength of the storytelling makes a connection to and develops empathy within our guests.”

Opened in December 2016, Florida: Mission Everglades is an interactive zone at Zoo Miami, centered around Florida’s Everglades ecosystem. Through architecture, design and experience, Florida: Mission Everglades gently asks guests to consider what choices they can make in their lives to help protect and preserve this rich, natural habitat.

“For a long time, the Everglades was a missing piece of the zoo’s master plan,” explains Kruse. “We wanted to tell the story of the Everglades habitat and animals, which are practically in our backyard.”

Main Street Design provided interpretive planning and design throughout the 4.5-acre, $33 million project that features multiple touchstone experiences, including:

Lostman’s River Boat Ride:Guests board a boat and float through Everglades habitats providing up-close access to native plants and animals.

Panther Tracking Experience:Utilizing GPS tracking technology used by Florida Fish & Wildlife, and “gamification” techniques, guests see how real panthers move around in the wild.

River Otter and Crocodile Play Zones:By way of clear acrylic tunnels incorporated into the exhibits, guests can crawl alongside real crocodiles and slide through an otter sanctuary, while the creatures play and splash nearby.

Thunderstorm Wet Play Area:Designed as a play area for toddlers, a periodic, simulated thunderstorm splashes water below while reminding guests of the importance of rain and fresh water to the Everglades ecosystem.

“This is museum-quality, interpretive content within a fun, themed environment,” said Michael Mercadante, President of Main Street Design. “As museums and zoos embrace themed entertainment, we are able to leverage our experience in all these markets for our clients.” Main Street Design has over 25 years of experience designing for zoos, aquariums, museums, theme parks and attractions. Mercadante himself has served in leadership roles within the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

For Florida: Mission Everglades, Main Street Design worked with Zoo Miami staff, Miami-Dade County, and the Zoo Miami Foundation to help balance the educational goals of the Foundation and the operational needs of the County. This kind of collaborative process involving multiple interests and stakeholders is familiar to Main Street Design. “In many ways the process parallels the design and implementation of major theme park IP (Intellectual Property) projects,” said Tevere MacFadyen, Principal of Interpretive Development at Main Street Design. “Our approach is holistic and detailed. We are in the business of authenticity.”

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Rapunzel Grows Her Hair Back In “Tangled” Before Ever After Sequel http://www.chipandco.com/rapunzel-grows-hair-back-tangled-ever-sequel-257326/ http://www.chipandco.com/rapunzel-grows-hair-back-tangled-ever-sequel-257326/#comments Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:08:48 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257326 Before Rapunzel returns to the screen in the new Disney Channel series Tangled: The Series, she’ll first star in a full-length film that will re-introduce the kingdom to her band of characters. Tangled: Before Ever After is a bona fide Disney Channel Original Movie, and it marks the first time an animated DCOM will launch […]

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Before Rapunzel returns to the screen in the new Disney Channel series Tangled: The Series, she’ll first star in a full-length film that will re-introduce the kingdom to her band of characters. Tangled: Before Ever After is a bona fide Disney Channel Original Movie, and it marks the first time an animated DCOM will launch a series on the network.

Below, is an exclusive trailer for the series, which takes a few significant departures from the 2010 movie that introduced Rapunzel, the erstwhile Flynn Rider, Maximus, and more. Art style aside, Tangled: Before Ever After leans into what happened after Rapunzel’s hair is sliced off and her happy ending with Eugene begins — before, it seems, the other short film Tangled Ever After, which premiered in theaters in 2012.

Check out the trailer below, which features reprise performances by Mandy Moore (Rapunzel) and Zachary Levi (Eugene) as well as Broadway star Eden Espinosa as a new central character, Cassandra, a tough handmaiden who becomes Rapunzel’s confidante.

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The Magic Continues for DVC Members in 2017 with these special events! http://www.chipandco.com/magic-continues-dvc-members-2017-special-events-257363/ http://www.chipandco.com/magic-continues-dvc-members-2017-special-events-257363/#respond Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:32:23 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257363 Disney celebrated their silver anniversary in 2016 with many unforgettable experiences—and they’re committed to making even more magic for you in 2017 and beyond. This year, the excitement grows with Membership Magic Ever After as they continue to offer many of the things you loved—as well as some new enhancements. Some of the events are sold out now so […]

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Disney celebrated their silver anniversary in 2016 with many unforgettable experiences—and they’re committed to making even more magic for you in 2017 and beyond. This year, the excitement grows with Membership Magic Ever After as they continue to offer many of the things you loved—as well as some new enhancements.

Some of the events are sold out now so you might want to hurry to book yours.

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Moonlight Magic at Magic Kingdom Park – Sold Out

Disney Vacation Club is throwing exciting after-hours celebrations at Magic Kingdom park in early 2017! These parties are complimentary for Disney Vacation Club Members and their special guests.

All event dates are sold out.

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Moonlight Magic at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Get ready to rock with a park-wide nighttime beach party at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park! This complimentary event is exclusive to Disney Vacation Club Members and special guests.

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Moonlight Magic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Take a walk on the wild side during an after-hours celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park! These complimentary events are exclusive to Disney Vacation Club Members and special guests.

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Moonlight Magic at Epcot

Disney Vacation Club is throwing festive after-hours celebrations for Members and special guests! These complimentary events are held select dates in December 2017 at Epcot.

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Moonlight Magic at Disneyland Park

Disney Vacation Club is throwing an exciting after-hours celebration at Disneyland Park in November 2017! This exclusive complimentary event is for Members and special guests.

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2017 Member Cruise – SOLD OUT

On August 26, 2017, experience the very first Member Cruise featuring a 7-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary, casting off from Port Canaveral, Florida aboard the Disney Fantasy!

Exclusive to Members and their guests, this high seas adventure boasts an array of special, onboard surprises, a diverse lineup of entertainment geared especially for Members and unforgettable visits to Tortola, British Islands, St. Thomas and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Plus, you’ll enjoy a fun-filled stop to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas.

JUST FOR MEMBERS

Enjoy a variety of special offerings for Members—from in-park experiences to customizable keepsakes.

Click here to see more.

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Schedule of Weekend Events Offered at the 2017 Epcot International Festival of the Arts http://www.chipandco.com/schedule-weekend-events-offered-2017-epcot-international-festival-arts-257254/ http://www.chipandco.com/schedule-weekend-events-offered-2017-epcot-international-festival-arts-257254/#respond Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:10:39 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257254 The first annual Epcot International Festival of Arts begins this weekend at Walt Disney World Resort. The event will be held Fridays through Mondays from January 13 to February 20, 2017. Each weekend offers Festival Guests a unique opportunity to walk away with an enhanced skill set or a new understanding of various artistic and […]

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The first annual Epcot International Festival of Arts begins this weekend at Walt Disney World Resort. The event will be held Fridays through Mondays from January 13 to February 20, 2017.

Each weekend offers Festival Guests a unique opportunity to walk away with an enhanced skill set or a new understanding of various artistic and culinary techniques. Below is the full schedule of events taking place during week 1 of the Festival of the Arts at Epcot:

Friday, January 13, 2017

  • “Magical” Mixed Media Art
    Rachelle Eason, BoiLedBooks
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Craft a mixed media masterpiece with paper and paint—then we’ll mat it and add some sparkle so it’s ready to display!
  • Ink & Paint
    Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Learn the history of 2-D cel animation and how cels are meticulously created.
  • From Animated Films to Theme Parks
    Lon Smart, Creative Concept Artist, Disney Entertainment
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Discover how creative concepts translate from film to theme park magic!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

  • Gesture Drawing Class
    Todd Bright, Former Disney Animator
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Tell stories via the art of quick sketching from life!
  • Artisan Spice Blends Seminar & TastingPam Smith & Nicole Ramsland, P.S. Flavor
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Taste your way through vibrant flavors while learning how artisan spices are created, promote health and enhance flavor.
  • Watermelon CarvingGina Carrilho, Chef Assistant, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort Catering
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Take away carving tips and tricks for your next party!
  • Origami ClassGarden Deck at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor session starts at 1:30 PM
    Disney Cast Members teach origami and explain Japan’s cultural arts.
  • Anime Drawing ClassGarden Deck at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor session starts at 2:30 PM
    Disney Cast Members teach anime-style drawing and explain Japan’s cultural arts.
  • Kagami BirakiCourtyard at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor sessions start at 4:30 PM and 4:45 PM
    Enjoy Iwaizake (celebratory sake) and learn about “breaking the barrel.”
  • CalligraphyCourtyard at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor sessions start at 4:45 PM and 5:00 PM
    Disney Cast Members teach Japanese calligraphy.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

  • Floral Arranging
    Disney Floral & Gifts Designer
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Design a Tinker Bell-inspired arrangement with a little faith, trust and pixie dust!
  • Photography 101: Magic with Water
    Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn about camera settings, lenses and location scouting for the best results when photographing water.
  • Tea Discovery
    Karon Cannon, Tea Craze
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Taste 3 types of tea while learning about its history, health benefits and more!
  • Origami Class
    Garden Deck at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor session starts at 1:30 PM
    Disney Cast Members teach origami and explain Japan’s cultural arts.
  • Anime Drawing Class
    Garden Deck at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor session starts at 2:30 PM
    Disney Cast Members teach anime-style drawing and explain Japan’s cultural arts.
  • Kagami Biraki
    Courtyard at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor sessions start at 4:30 PM and 4:45 PM
    Enjoy Iwaizake (celebratory sake) and learn about “breaking the barrel.”
  • Calligraphy
    Courtyard at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor sessions start at 4:45 PM and 5:00 PM
    Disney Cast Members teach Japanese calligraphy.

Monday, January 16, 2017

  • Modern Macramé
    Sara Stoff, Fiber
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Make a modern wall hanging using basic macramé knots.
  • Napkin Folding
    Nicole Sowers, Catering Manager, Disney Event Operations
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Enhance your tablescapes with creative napkin folding!
  • Photography 101: Lighting and Perspective
    Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Explore photographic lighting, perspective. previsualization and plussing.

January 13-16 and 20-23

  • Disney on Broadway Concert Series  – Ashley Brown & Josh Strickland perform songs from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Mary Poppins, Tarzan and The Little Mermaid.

Below is a breakdown of what to expect week by week during the festival. All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Click here for a full schedule of each weekend.

Complimentary Seminar Details

  • Odyssey Festival Showplace
  • Fridays through Mondays
  • 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM and 4:30 TO 5:00 PM
  • Limited availability
  • Advance reservations are recommended as this event fills up quickly
  • Epcot admission required, but not included in cost of workshop

Interactive Workshop Details

  • Odyssey Festival Showplace
  • Fridays through Mondays
  • 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
  • $39 per person plus tax
  • 15% discount per Annual Passholder or Disney Vacation Club Member
  • Limited availability
  • Advance reservations are recommended as this event fills up quickly
  • Epcot admission required, but not included in cost of workshop

Premium Workshop Details: Painting with a Disney Artist

  • Odyssey Events Pavilion
  • Friday, January 27 and Friday, February 17
  • 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Check-in 15 minutes prior to event
  • $259 per person plus tax
  • 15% discount per Annual Passholder or Disney Vacation Club Member
  • Limited availability
  • Age 12 and up
  • Advance reservations are recommended as this event fills up quickly
  • Epcot admission required, but not included in cost of workshop

Quick Study Session Details

  • Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 4:45 PM and 5:00 PM
  • Epcot admission required

Disney on Broadway Concert Series 

  • America Gardens Theatre, Epcot
  • Fridays through Mondays, January 13 to February 20
  • Showtimes are 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Epcot admission required
  • Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older
  • Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice

Call (407) WDW-TOUR to reserve your spot or visit the Odyssey Festival Showplace. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Contact lbourget@mickeytravels.com or visit my Facebook page here to start planning your next magical Disney adventure. All of my planning services are 100% FREE and can help save you both time and money! 

Photo Credit: Disney 

 

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Carrie Fisher will not be digitally created for upcoming Star Wars Films! http://www.chipandco.com/carrie-fisher-will-not-digitally-created-upcoming-star-wars-films-257356/ http://www.chipandco.com/carrie-fisher-will-not-digitally-created-upcoming-star-wars-films-257356/#respond Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:06:31 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257356 From the Star Wars website: We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa. Carrie Fisher was, is, and always […]

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From the Star Wars website:

We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.

Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family. She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss. We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars.

In case you missed it Carrie Fisher passed away a few weeks ago, her work on Episode 8 was complete and there was talk Disney might digitally create her for the remaining films. I am glad that rumor has been put to rest.

R.I.P Carrie. May the force be with you always.

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Disney Sterling Silver Mickey LOVE Pendant Necklace http://www.chipandco.com/silver-mickey-love-pendant-necklace-257320/ http://www.chipandco.com/silver-mickey-love-pendant-necklace-257320/#respond Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:00:34 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257320 I absolutely adore the “LOVE icons that are trendy these days, they make great decals, t-shirts and even look good as a necklace! This gorgeous bauble is a Mickey Love Pendant Necklace icon in sterling silver, that helps express your love for all things Mickey Mouse! This is a sterling silver necklace featuring a stacked “LOVE” icon […]

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I absolutely adore the “LOVE icons that are trendy these days, they make great decals, t-shirts and even look good as a necklace! This gorgeous bauble is a Mickey Love Pendant Necklace icon in sterling silver, that helps express your love for all things Mickey Mouse!

This is a sterling silver necklace featuring a stacked “LOVE” icon pendant with a Mickey Mouse silhouette as the letter “O”. The chain is attached to the corners of the pendant, which helps it to lay flat when you wear it. This whimsical and adorable jewelry piece is the perfect romantic gift for someone you love or as a special gift to yourself! It’s definetly something to add to the Valentine’s Day wish list!

Would you be thrilled to get a Mickey Love Pendant Necklace for a gift?

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Cabana Rentals at Magic Kingdom to be Discontinued http://www.chipandco.com/cabana-rentals-magic-kingdom-discontinued-257314/ http://www.chipandco.com/cabana-rentals-magic-kingdom-discontinued-257314/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:30:08 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257314 The private cabanas at Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland will no longer be available to rent after February 17, 2017. They originally appeared near Space Mountain back in November with a steep rental fee of $649 a day on top of regular park admission. They could accommodate up to eight guests. The price dropped to $500 but […]

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The private cabanas at Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland will no longer be available to rent after February 17, 2017. They originally appeared near Space Mountain back in November with a steep rental fee of $649 a day on top of regular park admission. They could accommodate up to eight guests.

The price dropped to $500 but it seems even that is too costly for shaded seating with a few small perks. Drinks, snacks, charging stations, lockable storage, sunscreen, insect repellent, Mickey ears and reserved viewing for the parade and fireworks were included in the price.

To be fair, the private cabanas were scheduled to be in a testing phase through mid February. Are you surprised that the small white tents didn’t prove to be as successful as originally hoped?

Contact lbourget@mickeytravels.com or visit my Facebook page here to start planning your next magical Disney vacation. All of my planning services are 100% FREE and can help save you both time and money! 

Photo Credit: Disney 

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Accessorize in Style for Disney with MagicBand 2.0 Decals http://www.chipandco.com/accessorize-disney-magicband-2-0-decals-257307/ http://www.chipandco.com/accessorize-disney-magicband-2-0-decals-257307/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:54:15 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=257307 With the new MagicBand 2.0 style coming out, all of my traditional decorations have gone out the window. For those of us who love to decorate and set our bands apart, decals can be a great way to stand out. These MagicBand 2.0 decals by ShopEmilyG are absolutely perfect with the new style of band […]

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MagicBand 2.0 Decals

With the new MagicBand 2.0 style coming out, all of my traditional decorations have gone out the window. For those of us who love to decorate and set our bands apart, decals can be a great way to stand out. These MagicBand 2.0 decals by ShopEmilyG are absolutely perfect with the new style of band coming our way soon.

These Magic Band 2.0 Skins are for the new Magic Bands released in December 2016 and are custom printed on 10 year outdoor grade vinyl meaning they are super durable & designed to last for years. The designers uses a fabulous style of vinyl that is easy to manipulate & will form to your MagicBand perfectly. The designer skins are waterproof and are designed to withstand the sun, rain, water parks & all elements while you enjoy your magical Disney vacation. Check our all of the incredible options you can get below!

How cool will it be to have new MagicBand 2.0 decals for when the new bands arrive? I love that there is an option for the new style!

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