Wow sounds like a lot of fun and interesting things going on at Disneyworld the past few days. AJ from the Disney Food Blog is reporting about one of my favorite Food Network Chef’s running around Epcot:
Chef Robert Irvine from Food Network’s Dinner:Impossible is running around the World Showcase today with a team of Disney volunteers. What are they doing? Looking for food! Chef Irvine, it’s been reported, will be cooking our Give a Day, Get a Disney Day media event dinner tonight!
Stay tuned for photos of the food. For now, here’s a few pics of Chef Irvine headed around Epcot and getting to work in his kitchen.
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Walt Disney World Resort on Thursday unveiled a mammoth structure of canned goods food that will be donated to food banks in Orlando, Miami and Atlanta. Read more about it on our Disney News Blog: http://land.allears.net/blogs/dnews
Disney Park Blog is celebrating the spirit of giving at Walt Disney World with a special event that’ll include an attempt at a world record – and you’ll be able to see it live. Since the launch of the “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” program six weeks ago, an overwhelming number of volunteers have signed up to participate. Some of those superstar volunteers from across the nation will be featured at Thursday’s event, along with a few surprises.
The Volunteers Celebration is a closed event and we’re not yet sharing details of the world record attempt. But there will be a live stream of the announcement beginning at 9:58 A.M. EST at www.celebratevolunteers.com. We’ll also have an update on the blog Thursday.
iPhone app developer Juicy Development unveils Disneyland(R) app this week at San Francisco’s MacWorld 2010. The app for iPhone and iPod Touch, FastTrac(TM), for Disneyland cuts users’ waiting time for the park’s rides. Unlike other Disney apps, FastTrac creates a dynamic customized Disneyland(R) ride schedule for the FastTrac user. With this schedule, users can walk onto popular rides, like Indy and Splash Mountain(R), even during crowded times like spring break and Christmas. The FastTrac app was tested extensively in the middle of the park’s peak capacity times during spring break and Christmas break. Testers of the app found wait time was reduced significantly, with only a maximum of 10 minutes wait for the most popular of rides.
FastTrac(TM) employs a complex predictive algorithm that predicts the best time to ride each ride. This program also draws on historical data collected, and tips and tricks from Disney veterans with 30 years of park attendance experience. FastTrac(TM) pulls from millions of possible itinerary combinations to provide the user with the most accurate schedule with the least amount of wait time. FastTrac(TM) takes into account holidays and special events, as well as major ride closures.
Users select the attractions they wish to ride, the attendance date, and arrival time. FastTrac(TM) creates a schedule for the user that will get them on the most rides with the least amount of wait time. While in the park, users can generate individual schedules for everyone in their group.
FastTrac(TM) also displays a map of the park. The map was created in the style of Mary Blair’s artwork. Mary Blair was a noted Disney artist who created the whimsical artwork in It’s a Small World, as well as designing conceptual art for Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.
Pricing and Availability: The cost of the application for the iPhone is $4.99 in Apple’s app store.