Saturday, October 24, 2015

Gourmet Hot Dogs at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney Food:
Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa recently started dishing up seven new gourmet hot dogs, each themed to a different city or region of the United States. Each specialty dog is served on a bun fresh-baked daily by the Grand Floridian Bakery.
Some of these yummys:
**Cleveland – Available on Sundays, the Cleveland dog is topped with French fries, coleslaw and hot sauce.
**Seattle – Lovers of spicy food will want to visit on Monday, when they can get the Seattle, topped with cream cheese, raw jalapeños, chopped cabbage and finished with Sriracha.
**and pictured...Memphis – Barbecue lovers rejoice, the Memphis dog is topped with two slices of bacon, barbecue sauce, chopped scallions and shredded cheddar cheese. This dog is available on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine – Now Year ‘Round!

via Rachel Brent on the Disney Parks Blog:

Recently, we announced Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine. Today, I’m happy to announce Minnie and pals will continue to host dinner at Hollywood & Vine year-round!
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Minnie’s fabulous dinner parties celebrate the cheerful togetherness of the holidays, the glamour of Hollywood, the delight of spring, the excitement of summer and the frightening fun of Halloween. With each new season, look for unique music, décor, all-new costumes, menu items and interactive musical moments.
Reservations open October 27 for the next seasonal dine. From January 4 to March 20, Minnie will be hosting a dinner party celebrating the magic of the movies and the glamour of Hollywood.
Make your night even more magical by adding the Fantasmic! Dinner Package to your meal. For reservations, visit DisneyWorld.com/dine or call 407-WDW-DINE.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Holidays at Disneyland Resort Returns Nov. 13-Jan. 6

A dazzling holiday season is in store for you  when Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort returns Nov. 13, 2015-Jan. 6-, 2016. Here’s a look at what’s in store this year!

At Disneyland® Park, “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade returns, showing daily along with the new “Paint the Night” parade each evening. “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” will return in January after the holiday season.

And, also each night, the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will light up the park as the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration continues. Please note “Believe…in Holiday Magic” fireworks will not be presented this year.

Over at Disney California Adventure® Park, “World of Color - Celebrate!” continues throughout the season, along with “World of Color – Winter Dreams.”

Santa Claus will also be on hand to greet Guests at a new location in Critter Country at Disneyland Park, as well as Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Park.

You can also enjoy some of these returning favorites during Holidays at the Disneyland Resort:

Disneyland Park

Jingle Cruise
“it’s a small world” Holiday
Haunted Mansion Holiday
Disney California Adventure Park

Disney ¡Viva Navidad!
Holiday décor in Cars Land, “a bug’s land” and Buena Vista Street
Olaf’s Snow Fest
Buena Vista Street Community Choir
Downtown Disney® District

Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Calendar of Events - May 2016

May 2016
The  Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is set for May 2016.
This year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios dates have not been announced yet, and rumored that they will not occur.

Rivers of Light at Disney's Animal Kingdom is set to debut mid-May! This nighttime spectacular is sure to be one you don't want to miss!

We highly anticipate the newest attraction in Norway to be open, featuring true-elements of Norway...and yes, home of Disney's Frozen! 

June 2016
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 2016 will be held May 31st-June  5th, 2016

The park day schedule has not yet been released.

For more info, visit: 
 http://www.gaydays.com

This year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios dates have not been announced yet, and rumored that they will not occur. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween

 Monday, October 19th
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” (1:30 – 5:00 PM ET/PT)
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (5:00 – 8:00 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
 Tuesday, October 20th
“Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (4:00 – 6:00 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (6:00 – 8:00 PM ET/PT)
“Stitchers” Halloween Special (9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT), with an encore airing immediately following
“Casper” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Wednesday, October 21st
“Casper” (5:00 – 7:00 PM ET/PT)
“The Addams Family” (7:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT)
“Addams Family Values” (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“I Know What You Did Last Summer” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Thursday, October 22nd
“The Addams Family” (4:00 – 6:00 PM ET/PT)
“Addams Family Values” (6:00 – 8:00 PM ET/PT)
“The Hunger Games” (8:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Friday, October 23rd
“The Hunger Games” (5:30 – 8:30 PM ET/PT)
“Sleepy Hollow” (8:30 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Matilda” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Saturday, October 24th
“Matilda” (7:00 – 9:00 AM ET/PT)
“ParaNorman” (9:00 – 11:00 AM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1:00 – 2:30 PM ET/PT)
“Casper” (2:30 – 4:30 PM ET/PT)
“The Addams Family” (4:30 – 6:30 PM ET/PT)
“Addams Family Values” (6:30 – 8:30 PM ET/PT)
“Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University” (8:30 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (11:00 – 11:30 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (11:30 PM – 1:30 AM ET/PT)
 Sunday, October 25th
“ParaNorman” (7:00 – 9:00 AM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (9:00 – 11:00 AM ET/PT).
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET/PT)
“Casper” (12:30 – 2:30 PM ET/PT)
“The Addams Family” (2:30 – 4:30 PM ET/PT)
“Addams Family Values” (4:30 – 6:30 PM ET/PT)
“Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (6:30 – 7:00 PM ET/PT)
“Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University,” (7:00 – 9:45 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (9:45 PM – 12:00 AM ET/PT)
Monday, October 26th
“Sleepy Hollow” (5:30 – 8:00 PM ET/PT)
“Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (9:00 – 9:30 PM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (9:30 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT).
Tuesday, October 27th
“Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie” (4:00 –6:00 PM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (6:00 – 7:30 PM ET/PT)
“Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR!” (7:30 – 8:00 PM)
“Hocus Pocus” (9:00– 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“ParaNorman” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Wednesday, October 28th
“ParaNorman” (4:00 – 6:00 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (6:00 – 8:15 PM ET/PT)
“Dark Shadows” (8:15 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Casper” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Thursday, October 29th
“Casper” (5:00 – 7:00 PM ET/PT)
“The Addams Family” (7:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT)
“Addams Family Values” (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Friday, October 30th
“The Addams Family” (2:30 – 4:30 PM ET/PT)
“Addams Family Values” (4:30 – 6:30 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (6:30 – 8:30 PM ET/PT).
“Poltergeist” (8:30 – 11:00 PM ET/PT)
“Poltergeist II: The Other Side” (12:00 – 2:00 AM ET/PT)
Saturday, October 31st
“Batman” (7:00 – 10:00 AM ET/PT)
“Batman Returns” (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
“Poltergeist” (12:30 – 3:00 PM ET/PT)
“Sleepy Hollow” (3:00 – 5:30 PM ET/PT)
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (5:30 – 7:00 PM ET/PT)
“Hocus Pocus” (7:00 – 9:15 PM ET/PT), with an encore airing immediately after (9:15 – 11:30 PM ET/PT)
“Sleepy Hollow” (11:30 PM – 2:00 AM ET/PT).

Read more at http://www.couponingtodisney.com/abc-familys-13-nights-of-halloween-2015-complete-list-of-movies-times/#F4QKKuzvW6oFX46x.99

Star Wars Season of the Force coming to Disneyland Park in California November 16th.


Erin, from the Disney Parks blog, brings us this update:

At Disney Parks, we’re preparing to celebrate the excitement around all things Star Wars with brand-new themed experiences. Guests in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park in Southern California will soon be able to experience their favorite Star Wars stories when Season of the Force begins November 16. We’ll have opening dates to share for these new Star Wars experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida soon.
Season of the Force at Disneyland park will take guests to a galaxy far, far away with these special experiences:
Star Wars Launch Bay Coming to Disneyland Park

Star Wars Launch Bay

This new area will offer opportunities to visit with favorite Star Wars characters, special exhibits, peeks at the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens and much more. Here’s a look inside!
Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland Park
  • Choose Your Destiny with Special Character Experiences
    • Dark Side – Encounter one of the most iconic villains from Star Wars, Darth Vader.
    • Light Side – Fly casual at this makeshift Rebel base, and meet the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy, Chewbacca.
  • Explore the Dark and the Light in Themed Galleries
    • Dark Side Gallery – Get a look at authentic pieces of stormtrooper armor as well as famous Sith lightsabers once wielded by masters of the dark side.
    • Light Side Gallery – Explore a gallery filled with Rebel flight helmets and lightsabers once wielded by Jedi Knights.
    • Preview Gallery – See props from the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
    • Starship Gallery – Discover models of famous starships and their pilots from throughout the Star Wars saga.
  • Join the Battle in the Star Wars Game Center – Play the latest games from the Star Wars galaxy, including Disney Infinity 3.0 – featuring park-exclusive Toy Box levels.

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

Coming in December, experience a twist on the Jedi Training experience when you will encounter new characters and a new villain from the popular Disney XD series, Star Wars Rebels.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

This popular attraction will feature a new scene inspired by the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Hyperspace Mountain Coming for Season of the Force at Disneyland Park

Limited-Time Experiences

  • Hyperspace Mountain – Climb aboard a reimagined Space Mountain attraction, in which guests will join an X-wing starfighter battle.
  • Revisit favorite scenes from classic Star Wars films at Tomorrowland Theater.
  • Try new themed food.
Choose your side during Season of the Force, beginning November 16 at Disneyland park in California. And keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for dates and details on these new Star Wars experiences coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
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