Friday, October 6, 2017

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Returns November 10 through January 7

The Happiest Place on Earth will get merrier once again when Holidays at the Disneyland Resort returns November 10 through January 7! This festive season will bring back favorite experiences throughout the entire resort.
Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Returns November 10 through January 7
At Disney California Adventure park, Festival of Holidays will again bring the spirit of the season to life through delicious food and special entertainment, including the return of Disney ¡Viva Navidad! For its second year, the celebration will feature a new take on the popular Festive Foods Marketplace, presenting a side-by-side mix of holiday comfort dishes that bridge many diverse cultures and family traditions. And at night, “World of Color – Season of Light” will illuminate Paradise Bay with a sparkling winter fantasy combining classic holiday songs with memorable moments from treasured Disney animated films.
Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Returns November 10 through January 7
At Disneyland park, seasonal fan favorites return, including Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks, “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday (which begins September 15).

Monday, September 25, 2017

tar Wars: Galactic Nights Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios December 16



Held after park hours from 7 p.m.-midnight, the event will be filled with out-of-this-world entertainment that celebrates the entire Star Wars saga.
Among many thrills in store, guests can expect to enjoy Star Wars entertainment, special photo opportunities, event-exclusive merchandise and F&B, character greetings, a look at the ongoing Star Wars expansion coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and much more.
Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Here’s a look at other event offerings:
  • Star Wars Entertainment – Both Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks and the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show will be enhanced with special saga elements.
  • Sneak Peeks at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – The Epic Theater will play host to a special one-night-only panel discussion about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the 14-acre Star Wars expansion that’s set to open in 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Special Photo Ops – Throughout the park, guests can step into immersive and iconic scenes from their favorite Star Wars films in a series of incredibly detailed photo locations, including new backdrops inspired by Star Wars Rebels and more.
  • Character Encounters – Be on the lookout for Star Wars characters like Ewoks, AWR Troopers and roaming droids; Jedi Knights teaching younglings in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple; rocketing to the stars aboard Star Tours – The Adventures Continue; and more.
  • Exclusive F&B and Merchandise – Even more specialty Star Wars-themed food and beverage and merchandise will be available.
  • Enjoy park attractions – Select attractions will be open to all guests. At embarkation points to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, guests may come face-to-face with Stormtroopers on the lookout for a Rebel spy.
Star Wars: Galactic Nights access and activities will be exclusive to event ticket holders. Last spring’s event sold out, so booking early is strongly suggested. Tickets are priced at $129 adults, $124 ages 3-9.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Chefs & Master Sommeliers Announced for 2018 Adventures by Disney Rhine Food & Wine Sailings

While the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival just kicked off yesterday, Adventures by Disney is already prepping for its 2018 Food & Wine sailings along the Rhine River. The timing is fitting, as these 8-day, 7-night adult-exclusive epicurean sailings, departing in fall of 2018, expand on the theme of international eats by taking guests to the heart of Europe to indulge in the authentic foods from 4 different countries!
The sailings are hosted by renowned chefs and sommeliers, serving up extraordinary food and beverage experiences both on and off the ship. On the Sept. 24, 2018 sailing, Scott Hunnel, Executive Chef at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, including the AAA Five Diamond award-winning Victoria and Albert’s, will be hosting culinary presentations and demonstrations. Joining him onboard the river cruise ship will be George Miliotes, one of only 236 Master Sommeliers in the world, who is also behind Wine Bar George at Disney Springs which will open in early 2018.
On the second sailing, departing on Oct. 8, 2018, guests will be joined by Chef Rudolf “Rudy” Muller, Executive Chef and Culinary Director at Hong Kong Disneyland along with Brian Koziol, Master Sommelier and Concept & Development Director, Food and Beverage at Walt Disney World Resort.
Amsterdam
While cruising along Europe’s Rhine River, you’ll also make visits to world-famous breweries and award-winning wineries, partake in gourmet demonstrations and workshops, sip your way through local beer and wine pairings on culinary walking tours, and much more. These activities will allow you to discover the unique culinary history and culture of four countries—Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
Bookings for these special sailings are now open! And, don’t miss the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place now through Nov. 13.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Discover Curaçao with Disney Cruise Line


 Like Aruba, the island of Curaçao is located in the Southern Caribbean Sea near the coast of Venezuela. It is a vibrant oasis famous for its beaches, pristine diving and snorkeling, rich culture and European architecture. Whether you choose to have a beach day or stretch your legs exploring other parts of the island, we have the perfect Port Adventure for your family.
 City Walking Tour – Curaçao’s capital, Willemstad, is a UNESCO World Heritage site that features colorful Dutch buildings, museums, monuments, restaurants and shops. This guided tour takes you on an enlightening stroll through the city, including Rif Fort, Fort Amsterdam, the Queen Emma floating bridge and the picturesque floating marketplace. A highlight of the tour is a visit to the Curaçao Maritime Museum where you can discover more than 500 years of the island’s maritime history.





 Discover Curaçao Island Tour – This excursion also visits the Curaçao Maritime Museum, followed by exciting adventures around the island. One stop is at the spectacular Hato Caves, a dramatic collection of centuries-old grottos filled with stalactites, stalagmites and crystal-clear pools. Another destination is the Chobolobo Liqueur Factory where you can taste Blue Curacao liqueur and see how it is made. Throughout the day, you’ll enjoy magnificent views during scenic drives around the island paradise.

Coastal and Country Drive – Get your camera ready! This Port Adventure showcases the beauty of Curaçao with visits to some of the area’s stunning locales, including Boca Tabla National Park, Jan Kok salt lakes and one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. You’ll also stop at Kas di Pal’I Maishi, an interactive museum where you’ll learn about life in Curacao from days past and enjoy a traditional song and dance demonstration.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Recipe: Peanut Butter Blondie Bars from Sweet on You Aboard the Disney Fantasy



Be sure to stop by Sweet on You during your family’s week-long vacation on the Disney Fantasy to try more of our yummy sweet treats.
Peanut Butter Blondie Bars
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 tsp creamy peanut butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • Candy to garnish
Chocolate Ganache:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Melt the chocolate, peanut butter and butter.
3. Whisk the eggs and brown sugar with an electric mixer until thickened. Fold the chocolate mixture into the whisked eggs.
4. Fold the sieved flour and pecans into the chocolate mixture. Pour the mixture into a baking tray and spread out evenly. Place in the oven to bake for approximately 45 minutes.
5. Once the brownies are cool, cut out with a 2.5 inch cookie cutter.
6. For the ganache, heat the heavy cream over the stove until just reaching boiling point. Pour the hot cream over the dark chocolate and stir in until the chocolate has melted.
7. Once cool, beat the ganache before piping on top of each brownie. Decorate with your choice of candy.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Calendar of Events - May 2018

May 2018
The  Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is set for March / April / May 2018

All of the new attractions in Pandora: The World of Avatar are in full operation!!
 
 Orlando Gay Days - This is event is NOT affiliated with the Disney Company in any way. It has been happening in the Orlando area since 1991. Although Main Street Memories is not affiliated with this event, we do post the calendar of events, so that you will be well informed.


Gay Days 2017 will be held May 31 through June 5, 2017

The day to day park schedule is:
Thursday, May 31 - Animal Kingdom or Sea World
Friday, June 1- Hollywood Studios  or Islands of adventure
Saturday, June 2 - Magic Kingdom or Universal Studios
Sunday, June 3  - EPCOT or Discovery Cove

Monday, July 17, 2017

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Expands to Disney California Adventure Park in 2017

Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort is growing with more frightful fun! This year, your family can get into the spooky spirit at Disney California Adventure® Park, with all-new ghoulish delights at Cars Land and on Buena Vista Street.


Mickey’s Halloween Party features special entertainment, including Disney characters – Disney villains as well as Mickey Mouse and friends — and the Cadaver Dans ghostly quartet performing on the Rivers of America. An extra special treat is the “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular, a Mickey’s Halloween Party tradition presented exclusively for party guests. Also exclusive to Mickey’s Halloween Party is the “Frightfully Fun Parade,” led by The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (from the Disney animated classic “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”). 


Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets are subject to availability and are valid only for specific event dates and hours. Space is limited. Advanced purchase savings available only for select party nights and only until one day prior to applicable event date. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be resold. May not be combined with other discounts. Costumes subject to Disney guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/mickeys-halloween-party/ and should not be obstructive or offensive. Ages 2 and under: no ticket required. Entertainment may be cancelled due to inclement weather or otherwise. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
Cars Land will get all gussied up with four-wheeled frights as the citizens of Radiator Springs don their Halloween costumes and decorate their homes to celebrate Haul-O-Ween. From Fillmore’s Jack-Oil Lanterns and Flo’s Spider-Car to Witchy Miss Lizzie’s shop, everybody’s doing all they can to turn Radiator Springs into Radiator Screams! Guests will experience some of their favorite Cars Land attractions in new ways as Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree becomes Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters transforms into Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.
On Buena Vista Street, a spell will be cast with new Halloween decor all along this stylish thoroughfare inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Oogie Boogie has risen from the shadows to take over Disney California Adventure park, and his oversized silhouette beckons guests through the main entrance as a swarm of bats encircle Carthay Circle Theatre.

At Disneyland® Park, the famous Pumpkin Festival will greet Guests as they make their way down Main Street, U.S.A., on their way to the eerily magical Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy attractions.

Also at Disneyland® Park, the popular Mickey’s Halloween Party returns! Tickets to the private Mickey’s Halloween Party, featuring special entertainment and trick-or-treating at locations throughout Disneyland Park, go on sale July 24.
Mickey's Halloween Party takes place on Sept. 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, Oct. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 and 3, 2017. 

New this year for Mickey’s Halloween Party Guests, Disney California Adventure Park will be featured for the first time as part of the pre-party mix-in. Early arrivals will be able to visit both theme parks for three hours prior to the party launch in Disneyland Park. Also new this year, admission to Mickey’s Halloween Party will include complimentary Disney PhotoPass.

Mickey’s Halloween Party features special entertainment, including Disney characters – Disney villains as well as Mickey Mouse and friends — and the Cadaver Dans ghostly quartet performing on the Rivers of America. An extra special treat is the “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular, a Mickey’s Halloween Party tradition presented exclusively for party guests. Also exclusive to Mickey’s Halloween Party is the “Frightfully Fun Parade,” led by The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (from the Disney animated classic “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”). 

Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets are subject to availability and are valid only for specific event dates and hours. Space is limited. Advanced purchase savings available only for select party nights and only until one day prior to applicable event date. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be resold. May not be combined with other discounts. Costumes subject to Disney guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/mickeys-halloween-party/ and should not be obstructive or offensive. Ages 2 and under: no ticket required. Entertainment may be cancelled due to inclement weather or otherwise. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
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