Thursday, 15 August 2019 07:24

Episode 123 Just A Conversation...

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This wasn't a planned episode, Adrianne, Melanie & RJ were just gonna chat because it had been a few weeks since we'd talked. I had hit the record button out of habit and I'm glad i did. We think it ended up being a fun conversation about the place we all love.

We hope you enjoy it and thank you for downloading and listening

 

 

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Melanie

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RJ

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Adrianne

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Milford

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Jessica

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Thursday, 08 August 2019 00:20

Episode 122 Aloha From Adrianne

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On this "Minisode" as Adrianne called it, she recaps her families recent visit to The World. Also she breaks down her experience with the Disney Dining Plan.  We hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!!

 

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Melanie

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RJ

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Twitter/IG  : @blackpearl454

 

Adrianne

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Milford

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Twitter: @milfordonmove

 

Jessica

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dream big princess

The Dream Big, Princess campaign has been encouraging girls all over the world to dream big since 2016 with key story moments and the inspiring qualities of Disney’s Princesses showing them that anything is possible.

This year, the campaign continues and is focusing on helping and inspiring kids with athletic dreams, giving them the opportunity to gain leadership skills both on and off the field, and helping them develop the confidence and drive they need to achieve their dreams!

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort hosts 100 sports and entertainment events year and have lots of opportunities for girls to get involved including:

  • Disney Girls Soccer Showcase and Junior Showcase
  • Disney Field Hockey Showcase
  • Disney Cross Country Classic
  • AAU Basketball
  • Varsity Cheer and Dance
  • Pop Warner Cheer and Dance

Don’t forget to follow the Disney Princess Instagram and Facebook for the latest news on this campaign and to use the #DreamBigPrincess to share your story!

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Friday, 19 July 2019 07:14

Episode 120 Let's Take A Stroll Through EPCOT

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This episode finds us in EPCOT for the day. Each trooper talks about how their custom day in EPCOT would go. We hope you enjoy this episode and thanks for listening!!

 

 

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Melanie

Twitter: @MelanieTweetsNC

IG: melanie_clatfelter

 

RJ

Facebook: RJ LUCIA JR

Twitter/IG  : @blackpearl454

 

Adrianne

Blog: www.wdwbound.com

Twitter: @wdwbound_com

Facebook/IG: adriwdwbound

 

Milford

 Blog: www.milfordhutsell.com

Twitter: @milfordonmove

 

Jessica

 Blog www.duchessofdisneyland.com

Facebook: duchessofdisneyland

Twitter: @duchessjessica

IG: @theduchessofdisneyland

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Astro Orbiter Tomorrowland

It seems Astro Orbiter in Disney’s Magic Kingdom has temporarily lost its orbital track. A week ago the ride was unable to open, as usual. The days to follow it was closed down for unscheduled maintenance. Disney now officially states that it is closed down for refurbishment. Their website and, the My Disney Experience App now reflect this change.

Astro Orbiter flies high above the sky as you piolet your own rocket ship in Tomorrowland, just above the People Mover. It is slated to reopen on August 15th as long as nothing else tries to knock it out of orbit. The last time it had major refurbishments dated back to 2014 where it received a new and improved color scheme.

With Tomorrowland receiving some big changes with the highly anticipated Tron ride for example, and new color palate, perhaps it also will follow suit during this refurbishment. You might notice something else in Tomorrowland a bit out of sorts. Its main entrance sign has also come down and a new one is on its way.  Disney prefers to have maintenance planned and scheduled in advance, so it will be curious to see what changes if any they make cosmetically to the ride, or if the maintenance will solely be mechanical to get the rockets up and back into orbit as soon as possible.

Astro Orbiter

Check back with @ChipandCo for any change to the status of Astro Orbiter. Keep your eyes on the lookout for all the changes and improvements coming to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Tomorrowland.

Photos Courtesy: Disney

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Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem is up for the role of King Triton in Disney’s upcoming rendition of “The Little Mermaid”

The cast for “The Little Mermaid” has been filling up quickly. Halle Bailey will play Ariel, Awkwafina will star as Scuttle, and Jacob Tremblay will portray Flounder in the film. Lastly, Melissa McCarthy is the front runner for the role of Ursula! 

This leaves the roles of King Triton, Prince Eric, Flotsam, Jetsam, and Sebastian left to be filled. Javier Bardem could be filling the role of Ariel’s father, King Triton! According to “Deadline”, Bardem is up for the role of the strictest dad in the sea. 

The director of “Chicago” and “Mary Poppins Returns”, Rob Marshall, will direct the new version of “The Little Mermaid”. Marshall will be joined by David Magee (“Finding Neverland”, “Life of Pi”) and Jane Goldman (“Kick-Ass”, “X-Men: First Class”) for the script. 

The film will feature the classic, favorite songs from the 1989 animated version along with new pieces by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

Aside from possibly starring in “The Little Mermaid”, you can see Javier Bardem on the big screen in “Dune”. This film will be directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, and more. 

Disney has a current trend of transforming beloved, animated movies into live-action films. Live-action version of “Aladdin” and “Dumbo” have both released in 2019 with “The Lion King” premiering soon too! What do you think a live-action “The Little Mermaid” will be like? 

Stay tuned for a release date of the new “The Little Mermaid”! 

Source: Comic Book.

 

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We had the honor of being invited to Terralina Crafted Italian’s Wine Dinner with Executive Chef Justin Plank. This is a special dinner that has a four-course meal with Italian wine pairings. It is a special ticket event. There are a couple restaurants in Disney Springs that participate monthly. The next one at Terralina is on August 14th, you can purchase tickets for that here. This was an excellent dinner and enjoyable intimate atmosphere.

About Terralina Crafted Italian

The restaurant is located in Disney Springs in The Landing and next door Paddlefish. The atmosphere is classic Italian with a cozy fireplace, old rock face walls, and stone flooring. It was exactly how you would picture an Italian restaurant to be. The restaurant seemed nice and casual and a nice spot to dine at Disney Springs.

There is a regular menu beyond the special wine pairing event that looked equally delicious. As the usual Walt Disney World dining goes it’s recommended to have reservations prior.

The Four-Course Wine Pairing

Of course the reason we were invited was to enjoy their special four-course dinner with Italian Wine pairings. When we arrived the Executive Chef Justin Plank came out and described the dishes he had prepared for us. They also explained the wine pairings and where each part of Italy the wine had originated.

Our first course was a Seared Ahi Tuna over Roasted Eggplant and Olive Tapanade. This was paired with a Gavi Di Gavi from Piemonte, Italy.

This meal was delicious and with each course, there was a generous helping. I really enjoyed the flavors and the Ahi Tina was mouth- watering.

The next course was a Fresh Artichoke Risotto with Pecorino Romano and Baby Heirloom Tomatoes. It was paired with a Grenache from Toscana.

This was probably my favorite dish of the night. The heirloom  tomatoes helped balance the saltiness of the Risotto and there were large pieces of artichoke throughout.

The third course was a Braised Veal Ragu with Calabrian Chilis, Golden Raisins over Creamy Polenta Topped with Whipped Goat Cheese. The meal was paired with a Sagrantino Di Montefalco from Umbria, Italy.

This course was a little spicy but still delicious. I wanted to note that a couple across from me did not eat veal and let the chef know when they booked this event. Terralina was very accommodating and they were brought out some scallops in place.

Lastly, we got to enjoy the dessert course. It was a Zabaglione with Fresh Berries and Grapes. The final wine was a Vino Passito from Sicilia.

I was pleased the dessert was light and fresh. After being so full from three full courses it was a nice way to end the night. The wine was also my favorite of the night with hints of fig.

Overall Thoughts

I was pleasantly  surprised  with the menu from this special meal and wine pairing. It was different from your typical Italian dinner. The choices that Chef Justin Plank chose were delicious and cooked amazingly. I would definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a night out at Disney Springs. It was a nice evening for couples and the price is fantastic considering the large amount of food and drinks you get. The next opportunity to experience  a dinner like this at Terralina Crafted Italian is August 14th. The Chef will be James Beard Winning Chef Tony Mantuan. Keep in mind there will be a different menu with a different chef. Tickets are $75 per guest and once again can be purchased here. To book a regular dining reservation you can do that through Disney’s website here.

Thank you again to Terralina Crafted Italian for inviting us to experience this unique and delicious dinner. It was definitely an amazing experience and we look forward to working with you in the future.

 

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Always let your conscience be your guide, is the theme of this month’s Disney Wisdom collection! The new Jiminy Cricket Disney Wisdom collectible series is inspired by the wise words spoken in the classic Pinocchio film.

Launching on July 20, Series 7, will feature the wise and level-headed Jiminy Cricket from Disney’s Pinocchio. Each month fans can discover a new character, color and quote as part of the new Disney Wisdom series. Fans will find a new plush, mug, journal, and set of pins both in store and online, with a t-shirt and art print also available exclusively online.

Disney Wisdom Plush – : $26.95

Give a little whistle for Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy’s enduring quote embroidered on this special edition plush from the Disney Wisdom Collection.

Disney Wisdom Mug –  $18.95

”Always let your conscience be your guide.” The Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket share words to life by on this limited edition mug.

Disney Wisdom Pin Set – $16.95

Jiminy Cricket and Figaro share wisdom in this collectible pin set sharing sage advice from the Blue Fairy.

Disney Wisdom Journal – $16.95

You can follow the guidance of your conscience when jotting down your thoughts in this limited release Disney Wisdom journal featuring the inspirational quote from Pinocchio.

The inspirational Jiminy Cricket Disney Wisdom Collectible series will be available online and in store beginning Saturday July 20th.

Stay tuned for August for Bambi, and the iconic quote from Thumper “If you CAN’T say something NICE, don’t say NOTHING at all!”

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Marvel Announces New Ghost Rider Comic Book Series. The new series will focus on Johnny Blaze and Denny Ketch return and help Robbie Reyes who currently holds the mantle of Ghost Rider.

Ed Brisson (X-Force) is set to write the series with Aaron Kuder (Guardians of the Galaxy) doing illustrations for the new Marvel Comic series. Marvel is expected to launch the new Ghost Rider series in October 2019.

Marvel gives this description for the new series: “The Brothers Ghost Rider are back! Johnny Blaze ain’t just the king of Hell—he’s the warden too. He’s the first line of defense between the demonic hordes trying to escape the joint and the lords of other hells making a play for his throne and all the power that comes with it – including a certain evil queen from his past! Meanwhile, Danny Ketch never wanted to be a Ghost Rider. Now that his brother’s in charge downstairs, Ketch must take on the duty of Earth’s Spirit of Vengeance full-time—no matter how much he’d rather be doing anything else… Superstar creative team ED BRISSON (EXTERMINATION) and AARON KUDER (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) redefine the Marvel Universe’s supernatural underbelly for a brutal new era! PLUS: the first installment of the Caretaker Chronicles! Forget everything you thought you knew!

According to Comicbook.com, “Johnny’s ascension to the throne of Hell came after Doctor Strange used borrowed Asgardian magic to try to resurrect Las Vegas and all of its residents and tourists who died there in Hydra’s attack during the Secret Empire event. Strange’s good intentions backfired. He succeeded in raising Las Vegas, but Hell came up with it, turning the City of Sin into Hell on Earth.Wong assembled a team to try to undo his master’s mistake. He gave Johnny a special mission, sending him to Mephisto’s tower. Mephisto killed Johnny, sending him to hell. This turned out to be part of Wong’s plan. With Mephisto on Earth, Johnny was able to claim the empty throne of Hell. Johnny has reigned there ever since, even offering the current Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes, a hand when the Avengers were under attack by the Legion of the Unliving.”

Comic Book fans, be on the lookout for new Ghost Rider comics starting this October!

Photo Credit: ABC/Marvel/Marvel Comics

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Thursday, 18 July 2019 04:31

The Best Summer Treats At Disneyland

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The Best Summer Treats At Disneyland

Summer has arrived at the Disneyland Resort in sunny California! If you’re looking to beat the heat, we have a list of the best summer treats to stay cool at Disneyland.

Starting with the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, where you can party with DJ R3X and sip on some fun concoctions.

The Best Summer Treats At Disneyland

No Disney day is complete without a pineapple Dole Whip. Try the Tropical Hideaway for different variations of the dole whip, including raspberry flavor. Yum!

Then, park hop your way on over to Disney California Adventure Park for some more cool treats!

Drive on down to Route 66 in Carsland for some fun treats. At the Cozy Cone, try a Red’s Apple Freeze, which is sure to cool you down after a big race.

Next, make your way to the Pixar Pier. Stop at Lamplight Lounge and take in all the sights and sounds of the pier while enjoying some creative cocktails.

The Best Summer Treats At Disneyland

Across the way, is the Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats counter. Grab a lemon soft serve or one of our favorites, the Pixar Pier Parfait!

The Best Summer Treats At Disneyland

Last, the parks are not the only places to get a cool treat. The Downtown Disney District is filled with plenty of options to cool down away from the rays.

Stop by Black Tap in Downtown Disney to get your hands on one of their Crazy Shakes. Their name says it all. These shakes are filled with so much good stuff, which makes them perfect for sharing.

The Best Summer Treats At Disneyland

If you want something fruity and delicious, grab a smoothie or juice from Jamba Juice. With so many choices and flavors, you can’t go wrong!

What’s your favorite Disneyland treat to cool down with? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Photos by our friend and Disney correspondent, Eric: @dorkydisneydad

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