Saturday, November 30, 2013

Flavored Churros?! Yes, please!

Some fabulous Churro goodness has landed in Disneyland in Downtown Disney!

Wildly popular, The California Churros cart, has delivered goodness, yet again!

They are now offering churro goodness in 8 new flavors!!!

Here's what you have to swoon over...I mean, choose from:

Pineapple Whip (really?! Bring it on!)
Cinnamon Sugar
Salted Caramel
Apple Cinnamon (for the non-risk takers!)
Milk Chocolate
Red Mango
Strawberry Cream
Toasted Coconut.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Adventures by Disney - Scotland

If you are thinking of, dreaming of, or even considering a Vacation of a Lifetime Experience...well, look no further.

The Guides at Adventures by Disney leave no detail undone.

Take a look into the Scotland Adventure! Amazing!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Just announced: Nikon is now the official camera of Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World

In a press release just issued Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Operations says: “Our Disney Parks are among some of the most photographed locations in the world, so it is only natural for us to further develop our relationship with Nikon, who shares our commitment to capturing magical moments and making memories"

This partnership looks to be a very welcomed partnership, as many of the Disney Photopass photographers already sport Nikon cameras.

I am a Nikon owner myself, and I can't tell you the number of times that a Disney Photopass Photographer has taken my camera from me, flipped a setting or two and made magic out of my "typically on auto" camera! 

I am personally thrilled with this announcement.

You will also begin to notice the transformation of the old "Kodak photo spots" as they now take new labels from Nikon.

This partnership also brings Nikon equipment to all Disney Photopass Photographers as well as the Disney Fine Arts Photography department. I think it is a great combo!

Press release here:

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Nikon Inc. and Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts today announced a multi-year strategic alliance naming Nikon the official camera of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Ca. Bringing together a global leader in imaging and the world’s leading family vacation destinations, this relationship continues the longstanding commitment to help guests capture every moment of their vacation.

“The alliance between Nikon and Disney allows us to connect with millions of passionate Disney guests who want to tell their stories through the capture of amazing imagery,” said Nobuyoshi Gokyu, president, Nikon Inc. “Through this agreement, Nikon will play an integral role in helping Disney guests to preserve and share every unforgettable moment.”

As the “Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts,” Nikon will have branded Picture Spots throughout the theme parks at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, providing guests and their families with the opportunity to document their journey at ideal locations throughout the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, as well as Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure.

“Our Disney Parks are among some of the most photographed locations in the world, so it is only natural for us to further develop our relationship with Nikon, who shares our commitment to capturing magical moments and making memories,” said Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, US and France.

Nikon will also be integrated into the Disney PhotoPass Service, the perfect way for guests to capture their vacation memories in great photos—and get everyone in the shot. Disney PhotoPass Photographers will now be exclusively equipped with Nikon cameras and accessories, ensuring each memory is preserved with the quality that consumers have come to expect from Nikon.

Disney Fine Art Photographers at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons, as well as Adventure Guides with Adventures by Disney, will also be outfitted with Nikon cameras.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thanksgiving Day at Walt Disney World

The Disney Parks Blog did a great recap of the offerings on Thanksgiving Day at Walt Disney World;

Posted: 12 Nov 2013 12:00 PM PST
There’s a feast of dining options for the upcoming holidays at Walt Disney World Resort. Starting with Thanksgiving Day (November 28), special menus include all the classics – turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

In the theme parks, Thanksgiving specials are on the menu for lunch and dinner:

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Tusker House Restaurant is offering lunch and dinner feasts.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, both 50’s Prime Time Café and Hollywood & Vine will include traditional Thanksgiving fare for lunch and dinner.
Epcot World Showcase restaurants include Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Norway, Biergarten Restaurant in Germany, Le Cellier Steakhouse in Canada and Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room in the United Kingdom has a Thanksgiving lunch and dinner. In Future World, Coral Reef Restaurant in The Seas with Nemo & Friends is offering lunch and dinner feasts, and Sunshine Seasons is offering a special Thanksgiving menu throughout the day. The Italy Pavilion will also have special selections at Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria.
In Magic Kingdom Park, Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is including Thanksgiving fare with their regular lunch and dinner options. And, of course, Liberty Tree Tavern will have a traditional Thanksgiving offering!
At Downtown Disney, Raglan Road will have a special Thanksgiving menu of Bunratty Mead glazed Turkey with butter whipped potatoes, apple, sage and sweet onion stuffing, braised Brussels sprouts, cranberry & plum chutney and traditional gravy for $27.95. This menu is available from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on November 28. Fulton’s Crab House, Portobello, and Wolfgang Puck Grand Café will also offer special prix fixe menus.
In the resorts, special dining for Thanksgiving Day is planned at:

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground — Mickey’s Backyard Thanksgiving Feast at Mickey’s Backyard BBQ show located at the Fort Wilderness Pavilion. Four show times: noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. (Trail’s End Restaurant is also offering lunch and dinner options.)
Disney’s All-Star Resorts — Intermission Food Court and World Premiere Food Court (lunch and dinner).
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge — Jiko – The Cooking Place (dinner), Sanaa (lunch and dinner).
Disney’s BoardWalk — Flying Fish Café, Kouzzina by Cat Cora (dinner).
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort — Shutters at Old Port Royale (dinner).
Disney’s Contemporary Resort — California Grill, Chef Mickey’s (Dinner); The Wave … of American Flavors (lunch and dinner).
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort — Cítricos has three seatings for dinner; Grand Floridian Café (lunch and dinner), Narcoossee’s (dinner).
Disney’s Old Key West Resort — Olivia’s Café (lunch and dinner).
Disney’s Polynesian Resort — ‘Ohana (Dinner), Kona Café (lunch and dinner).
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — Boatwright’s Dining Hall (dinner).
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa — The Turf Club Bar and Grill (lunch and dinner).
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge — Artist Point (dinner), Whispering Canyon Café (lunch and dinner).
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts — Cape May Café (dinner), Captain’s Grille (lunch and dinner), Yachtsman Steakhouse (dinner).
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