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    February 2017

    More to Meet

    2/23/17 Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently added a new Character Meet & Greet. Effective February 19, 2017; Guests can now meet Doc McStuffins at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. The Meet and Greet is currently operating daily between 10:00 am-12:45 pm & 1:55 pm-4:30 pm, intermittently.

    The Java of Tomorrow

    3/6/17 The new Joffrey’s Coffee brand Kiosk has opened as "Revive" in Magic Kingdom's Tommorowland. The new spot offers a signature beverage, the Mission to S'mores Latte is a decadent homage to Mission to Mars comprised of espresso mixed with chocolate sauce and marshmallow syrup, topped with whipped cream, graham crackers and marshmallow. The drink is offered hot or cold priced at $5.39.

    The Magic Kingdom has internally announced that it will open a new coffee spot in the Tommorowland section of the park. A Joffrey’s Coffee brand Kiosk, the first inside the Magic Kingdom, is planned to open March 2017.

    Double the Dine

    2/23/17 Disney’s Hollywood Studios has recently announced an expansion to their popular seasonal character dining. The Spring seasonal Character Meal at Hollywood & Vine, Minnie’s Springtime Dine, will be offered for both lunch and dinner when it expands its seating on May 14th during its 2017 run.

    Popping Up

    2/23/17 A new flavor of popcorn has recently popped up in the Magic Kingdom. The Frontierland Popcorn Cart has added Maple Popcorn to its menu priced at $5.25 per box or $11.00 in a souvenir bucket.

    A Tram by Any Other Name

    2/23/17 The mainstay parking lot trams at the Walt Disney World resort are in transit of a significant change. The resort has internally announced to Cast Members that the trams are in-process of being replaced with more modern, quieter Trams. The Trams will also begin to share a similar designation to its Highway in the Sky sibling by being identified with individual colors, for example “Tram Green”. No specific dates were shared in the announcement, but the changes were described to be imminent.

    Below is the internal publicity photo of the new tram style:

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    Birds of a Feather

    2/23/17 Disney’s Animal Kingdom has recently added a new animal show in the Dinoland USA section of the park. The prehistoric themed area is now offering a “Bird Experience” daily at 3:30 pm & 4:30 pm that shares the connections between birds and dinosaurs.

    Shuttering Stores

    2/23/17 Two adjacent retail locations in the Hollywood Blvd section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios closed early last month for a multi-month refurbishment. The Darkroom and Cover Story retail locations closed for refurbishment on January 9th and are scheduled to re-open on March 24, 2017. Although no details were announced at the time of closure, Cast are expecting that the two locations will re-open with significant changes, if not as one new location.

    Changing Captains

    2/23/17 A popular Yacht Club restaurant will be making a move for the second half of the year. The Captain’s Grille restaurant will be operating through a refurbishment of its location by temporarily moving to a shuttered restaurant location at Disney’s Beach Club. From Mid-May through Fall 2017, Captain’s Grille will operate out of the former Ariel’s location.

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    Thanks for the update!
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