Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Skipper Canteen Opening This Week

... and we missed it by just a few days. Darn it!

The new Skipper Canteen restaurant at the Magic Kingdom is scheduled to open tomorrow, Dec. 16, 2015. And of course, we were at WDW till this past Sunday, so we are missing its opening by just a few days.

Oh well, what can you do?


Sunday, December 13, 2015


Heading back to reality.


Disney Springs

Hanging out at Disney Springs.



Having lunch at Fultons and spending some time at Disney Springs before heading to the airport.


Star Tours

One last ride on Star Tours


Toy Story Mania

Doing Toy Story Mania for the second time in a row.


A Final Good Morning

A gorgeous final morning here at the World. We will be flying into rainy Chicago this evening, IF we make it in at all. Lots of flight cancellations into Midway yesterday. 

We will be spending a few hours at Studios this morning and another round on Toy Story Mania.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Disney Springs

It's Friday night, and Disney Springs is hopping. Lots of music and cheering can be heard from our room balcony.



We are pigging out at Boma.


Watching the giraffe

... having supper.


My Favorite Resort

One guess where we are right now. It is my most favorite resort.

Toy Story Mania

Standing in the long standby line for toy story mania. ugh!



After getting a mouthful of fur with Chewy, we are now in line to meet the big guy - Darth Vader.



In line for photo with Chewbacca


Another Good Morning

Another gorgeous day at the World. Not a cloud in the sky.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Lovely Evening

.... at the World. We are back at our resort after a second viewing of Illuminations. Disney Springs aglow from our room.


Three Caballeros Animatronics Back In Action

We saw the 3 Caballeros animatronics during the Gran Fiesta attraction at Epcot. Great addition! It is way better than the film they showed at the end.


The making of Captain EO

While I never quite like it, this article on the making of Captain EO is actually quite fascinating!


Dinner Tonight

Just had a wonderful dinner at Marrakech at the Morocco pavilion. We are going to chill out and wait for illuminations.


A Gorgeous Day At Epcot

Epcot Busy

Epcot is very busy today. Long lines everywhere. Expecting it to be packed tonight since MK has MVMCP.


Baymax and Hiro

Nice ornament from Big Hero 6. This is the Movie Rewards 2015 Holiday ornament.

GF Tree

The huge tree at the Grand Floridian.


Another Good Morning

... At Saratoga springs.


Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Setting Up for Illuminations

45 mins till illuminations. We are set up at a new spot in Japan.


Waiting For Illuminations

We are at the Japan pavilion waiting for Illuminations.



Chilling out at Boardwalk resort.


After Mini Mickey Sink

You saw the before picture. Now comes the After. Everyone made it out alive.


Ice Cream

Having Mini Mickey Sink at Beaches and Cream. Please wish me luck. I'm diving in!


Yak and Yeti Counter Service

Had lunch at this DAK location. Ordered the Korean stir fry chicken and the chicken curry chef special. Was not impressed. 

Chicken curry barely had any chicken. It was populated more chic peas. The curry sauce was bland, toned down for the masses, I'm sure.

The Korean stir fry isn't Korean. It is more of a sweet and slightly spicy chicken. It is what you expect at a Panda Express.

I'd rather go to Flame Tree. Probably won't be coming back to this place. And oh, they don't accept Apple Pay.



We are at Animal Kingdom


Good Morning

An overcast morning here at the World to start off our day.


Tuesday, December 08, 2015

MVMCP Fireworks

Waiting for Holiday Wishes


Hot chocolate and sugar cookies. Yum!

Jingle Cruise

In line for Jingle Cruise. MVMCP is about to start.

At DVC Mixer

We are in! The place is packed!

DVC Mixer

We are waiting to get in


In Line For Mixer

Waiting in line for the DVC Merry Mixer.


We are about to soar.



At Subshine Seasons having lunch.


At Test Track

In line for Test Track


At Eocot

We are starting today at Epcot. We will do the DVC mixer this afternoon before heading to MK for MVMCP


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Did You Get Your Final JC Penney Snowglobe?

We were at JC Penney half an hour before they gave out the snowglobe. We weren't taking any chances. Unfortunately, from what we have gathered, a few stores got a pathetic amount of snowglobes, while others got their large allotment. We were at one of those that got very few, and the employee who were about to hand them out apologized to us for them not having that many.

JC Penney: what the hell were you thinking? You advertised that this was going to be the last snow globe given away. Don't you think that there will be a frenzy of people who would want this? What's the big idea of sending that few to some of the stores?! Is this a result of how disconnected you are with your customer base the same way you've been doing with the rest of your business? Really now!

In any case, this is the last JC Penney snowglobe:

Initially, I wasn't planning on displaying the snowglobes this year as part of the holiday decorations. But since this is the last one, I decided to bring all of them out. So here they are, in full display, starting with the first one from 2002.

All I can say is that whatever JC Penney is planning on doing next year, if it is not a Disney-related giveaway, then there is no more reason to go there during Black Friday.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Final Year For JC Penny Disney Snowglobes

I just read a news report that this is the final year that JC Penny will give out the Disney snowglobes.

Instead of cancelling the tradition without notice, Penney is letting customers who want to complete their collection know that this will be the final year.

Penney stores will distribute the snow globes starting at 3 p.m. on Black Friday while supplies last.

The tradition started in 2002. There are plans to start something new next year, said Mary Beth West, Penney’s chief marketing officer. 

I wonder if there will be another Facebook campaign to bring this back like last time they halted the snowglobes...


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Christmas Tree Made Entirely Of Disney Toys

How come Disney doesn't do this?

A tree in London is decorated entirely with Disney toys and plushes.

I'll post my tree decorated entirely with Disney ornaments soon.


Captain EO At Epcot To End On December 6

I must admit, it has lasted longer than I anticipated.

Disney has announced that Captain EO at Epcot will end on Dec. 6, this time, for good. So any of you Michael Jackson fanatics out there want to catch this, do it soon or you will have to go to Disneyland Resort to see it.

On their official parks blog, Disney World announced that the legendary attraction would be closing once more – and this time for good. The attraction had closed previously for a special preview of Disney's Tomorrowland, but the Francis Ford Coppola directed short film returned after that limited engagement had ended. Thankfully, if you're a Disneyland patron, it looks like the show will still be running as usual, as this closure is only listed for Epcot's version of the show so far.

The attraction that's replacing the science fiction musical is the brand new “Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival,” a new show that will take three animated short films from the two studio's canons and convert them into a 4D experience. Needless to say, this is probably going to make fans on the East Coast more than a little upset, as the attraction's return was received quite well by the park's guests. Part of that response was due to the nostalgia factor, as the attraction had been removed since 1994, in favor of the then new Honey, We Shrunk The Audience.

I think I am more enthusiastic about seeing that Disney and Pixar shorts, than Captain EO. So to me, this is a good thing.