This week Sara is sharing all of the details from her most recent trip to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. From touring Sapphire Falls at Universal Orlando, to staying in not one but THREE Walt Disney World Resorts, there is a lot of information to review! Plus an update from AllEars.Net, news updates from this week's PassPorter News, listener celebrations, and more!
Guests can now "sip, savor, and sparkle" drinks and small plates at the California Grill prior to viewing the fireworks from a private observation deck reserved for guests of this event. Guests will enjoy small plates including sushi and flatbreads prior to the fireworks and desserts following the fireworks. The cost is $99 per person (not including tax and gratuity), complimentary valet parking is included. This dress code for the California Grill applies - no tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics. Men are requested to wear collared shirts. Reservations are currently available for parties from February 26 through March 26, 2017.
Disney Cruise Line (DCL) will begin booking Summer 2018 itineraries on February 23, 2017. DCL will visit Cork, Ireland, and Milan, Italy for the first time, will add a new 11-night Souther Caribbean itinerary, and add additional "Double Dip" cruises with two visits to Castaway Cay, as well as returning to Alaska for 5-, 7-, and 9-night sailings. For more details visit https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/featured/2018-itineraries/
Along with the announced updates coming to Coronado Springs, some less specific plans were announced for Caribbean Beach. Disney has announced plans to update the current marketplace, dining, and retail locations to include new waterfront dining options and retail sites.
Disney's Coronado Springs will be getting a major renovation. A 15-story tower with 500 additional rooms is being added to the Main Building. The tower will also feature roof-top dining with views of the fireworks from nearby parks! The resort's existing rooms will also be refurbished. No official timeline for the start or the completion of this work has been announced.
This week the listeners decide the topics! Jennifer and Sara are answering questions that listeners have sent in via email and phone. Plus a LOT of updates in Disney news this week, a look at AllEars.Net, and listener celebrations!
Just in case Disneyland was feeling left out of the hoopla surrounding Pandora opening on May 27, here comes the announcement that the new "Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!" attraction will open on the same day. Disneyland has announced that the opening if the ride will kick off a "Summer of Heroes", being held at Disneyland May 27 - September 10, 2017. In addition to the new attraction, there will be a Guardians of the Galaxy Dance-Off, Marvel Super Hero character meets, a new Avengers: Training initiative show, and special food and merchandise.
In response to guest demand, Disney Cruise Line is updating ten Category 4A Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah onboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder to make them Category V Concierge Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah. The staterooms affected are 8024, 8044, 8050, 8076, 8082, 8084, 8524, 8544, 8550, 8584. The work is expected to be completed by October 2, 2017. Guests who are currently booked in these staterooms as Category 4A will be able to enjoy the upgraded amenities in the staterooms but will not have access to the concierge lounge or the concierge staff.
Disney's Wilderness Lodge has a new dining location! Geyser Point Bar and Grill offers a lounge with small plates for dining indoors as well as a quick service window which will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.