Friday, November 03, 2017

Review of Paddlefish at Disney Springs

What was formerly Fulton Crab House, Paddlefish at Disney Springs seems to offer a larger range of menu beyond just seafood. Hey, what's wrong with seafood-centric menu?

I wonder if they still have those crabcakes that Fulton had? I must say that I was a fan of the old Fulton. It definitely needed an update, but we'll see if Paddlefish is any good. I hope they still have the 20% discount for DVC members for lunch! :)


Monday, September 25, 2017

Changes to WDW security

Some changes to security at Disney World have been noticed. At the Transportation and Ticket Center, you must go through security before going to the ferry to MK or the Monorails. At MK the security line has been moved forward so that people exiting the Monorail or ferry can go directly to the entrance. Bus passengers must still go through security at MK.

Guests taking the Monorail at the Polynesian must go through security first. This is probably the case at the Grand Floridian and Contemporary although not observed first hand yet. So, guests arriving at MK by Monorail or ferry have already been checked at the starting point.

Security at the other parks is still setup to require everyone to go through security regardless of the transportation used.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Mayor of Halloweentown

Found this cute thing at Walgreens, just in time for Halloween this year.

They don't have many (as is the typical SOP at Walgreens). So I had to buy one right away before they are gone.


Donald's Mexican dinner

Don is about to tear into a Red Snapper with peppers and spicy corn. A feast for a duck.

Donald's lunch

Donald likes the Loaded Mac and Cheese from Active Eats, at the Food and Wine festival. It's mac & cheese with 3 cheeses, bacon and green onions.

Donald's day

Don ducked into his favorite attraction at Epcot to get breakfast. He found a spot to eat in the cool "blue room" to escape the already hot day.

Donald's day

Donald enjoys the view from his balcony in the morning before heading to Epcot.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Zombie night at Trader Sam's

The family tree lights up when someone orders the Zombie drink. Lots of fun for each kind of drink.

The Uh-Oa drink at Trader Sam's

At the Polynesian's popular Tiki bar. The Uh-Oa has two kinds of rum and various flavors such as ginger and cinnamon.

Replacing the Movie Ride

Mickey's Runaway Railway will replace the Great Movie Ride,

Planned Toy Story Land at DHS

A mock up of the new land at Hollywood Studios.

Food and Wine 2017

Mickey's theory of good cooking.

Food and Wine 2017

A lump crab cake along with scallops and succotash.

Food and Wine 2017

A sweet pancake with Chorizo and onion jam, along with a chocolate picante mousse with chili pepper.

EPCOT Food and Wine 2017

Here's Chef Figment welcoming everyone to good eats.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pre-Broadway "Frozen" Receiving Rave Reviews

OK, so now we have another must-see Disney on Broadway show.

The out-of-town preview of Disney's stage production of "Frozen" in Denver is getting quite a positive reception, judging from this Variety review of the musical.

The din during the intermission of a recent performance of the Broadway-bound musical “Frozen” might have broken decibel records at Denver Center’s Buell Theater. No doubt the house’s hum was amped by the higher-pitched voices of the booster-seat crowd, but if Disney Theatrical Productions’ aim was to age up the demographic of the animated blockbuster’s stage adaptation, they’ve succeeded. In its live rendition of “Let It Go,” the signature tune from the 2014 Oscar winner, the musical wows adults as much as kids with a brilliant spectacle — as poignant as it is jaw-dropping — that should ensure the production a hearty run in New York, where the show begins Broadway previews in February.

Maybe I'll have to start thinking about flying to NY sometime next year.


Saturday, September 09, 2017

You Don't Want To Be A "Treasured Guest" At A Disney Theme Park

... unless you are a jackass.

The behavior of some visitors is so high-maintenance that staff has a special name for them.

If a visitor is particularly rude or disruptive, staff will refer to them as a “treasured guest.”

I'm sure there are plenty other "code names" being given to many other situations (a few of which are described in the article). I remember a long time ago, the annual "Gay Days" at the Magic Kingdom was known as "Red Shirt Day". Not sure if it is an official code name, or if it is still being used today.


Thursday, September 07, 2017

Hurricane Comes, Construction Walls Down

As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, WDW makes preparation for the possible storm hitting the theme park. This includes removing things that might fly off and cause damage or injury, and that means the construction wall around Star Wars land have been removed.

This website shows what the construction of Star Wars land looks like right now without the construction walls blocking the view. This is one of the few times we get to see the progress being made so far for this part of DHS, so don't miss it.


Friday, July 28, 2017

RIP Marty Sklar

The legendary Disney Legend and Imagineer Marty Sklar, passed away yesterday at the age of 83. This is a shocker to many people since just 2 weeks ago, he attended the 2017 D23 event.

We first saw Marty Sklar in person during Epcot's 25th Anniversary celebration. Then later on, at another D23 event at WDW, we got to meet him in person and shook his hand and got his autograph. Then, he visited the Museum of Science and Industry here in Chicago for his book tour, and we got him to autograph his book and got a picture with him.

He was very down-to-earth. During the Epcot's anniversary event, I heard that some of our people in the group bumped into him while he was walking around Epcot, alone, with no entourage of any kind, and he was more than happy to chat with you. He's the kind of person that you just wish you have the opportunity to just sit and let him tell stories about Walt and the Disney history.

Marty, I hope that during your lifetime, people have told you what a legacy that you've left behind for many of us. I hope that they honor that window they put up for you at Disneyland's Main Street.


Monday, July 24, 2017