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April Showers may bring May
flowers, but this INTERCOT Insider is bringing you the latest
happenings and announcements around the Walt Disney World resort. In
this addition we look at all the exciting news just announced for
Disney's Animal Kingdom, get the scoop on recent changes in the
world of Disney dining, and take a peek at two new attractions. Hang
on to them hats and glasses, cause this here's the most informative
ride on the internet!
<< The Dish on
The Dining scene at the Walt
Disney World resort is constantly serving up new offerings and
changes. Here's the dish on the latest news bites:
>> Several of the Star Wars
inspired entrees have stuck around on the Backlot Express menu. The
menu still features the Royal Guard Burger, Dark Side Chicken and
Waffles, and Galactic Chicken Salad; in addition, to the Chewbacca
and Boba Fett Souvenir Steins. As a sweet ending to their Star Wars
themed meal, Guests can also still indulge in their choice of the
Darth Vader Chocolate Cupcake or BB-8 Lemon Cup Cake. These entrees
from a galaxy far, far away are joined by more terrestrial options
including a 1/3 lb Angus Cheese Burger, a Caprese Sandwich, Chicken
Breast Nuggets, and a Chili-Cheese Hot Dog.
replacement for the The Yard Arcade & Store at Disney's Boardwalk
has been publicly announced. The Ample Hills Creamery will be
located in the former arcade's spot where Guests will be able to
peek into the promenade-facing kitchen windows and watch ice cream
being handcrafted the old-fashioned way. Inside, Guests can sample
as many flavors as they’d like, including signature creations like
Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Coffee Toffee Coffee, Malty Salty Pretzel
Punch, Cotton Candy, and an exclusive flavor for Walt Disney World.
>> If you have ever faced the daunting challenge of choosing
between a burger or a taco, fret no more. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn &
Café has replaced its Southwestern Burger with a new Taco Burger.
According the menu description, the Taco Burger is a Pepper Jack
Cheese burger topped with seasoned ground beef and served with a
side of tortilla chips.
>> More details have been announced
for the second Disney owned and operated gourmet confectionery at
Disney Springs. As The Ganachery puts a sweet spotlight on
chocolate, Amorette’s Patisserie will do the same for cake. Classic
and contemporary cakes and pastries are the stars in this high-end
pastry shop where guests can watch pastry chefs decorate signature
cakes in the on-stage finishing kitchen. Even the beautiful
boutique-style packaging, inspired by old-fashioned hatboxes, lends
to the sophisticated feel of the location. Amorette’s features a few
delectable beverage options as well. Sip a Champagne or sparkling
wine with your pastry, or go straight for the indulgent Amorette’s
Hot Chocolate Ganache, a cupful of sippable chocolate with Chantilly
and shaved dark chocolate on top. You also can opt for a glass of
cold milk, coffee or tea.
<<Preview of Coming
The Walt Disney World resort
has released sneak peeks at two upcoming attractions. Guests
will soon be able to expereince what it will be like to shrint to
toy size and hop aboard Andy's own Slinky Dog on the Slinky Dog Dash
coaster coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios. In the meantime,
Guests can enjoy a concept video to get a first look at the new
experience. For Guests who can't wait to take off to other
countries in Soarin' Around the World at Epcot, the film segments
for the Great Wall and Sydney Harbor have been released.
Check out the videos on the
INTERCOT Discussion Boards:
Slinky Dog Dash Coaster
Soarin' Around the World
Under the Stars>>
Disney has announced
additional details for the Magic of Nature After Dark event kicking
off Memorial Day Weekend 2016, with the surprising change that the
Rivers of Light will be preempted by a new Jungle Book show on
Discovery River. As part of the new Summer promotion at Disney’s
Animal Kingdom, expanded park hours have been announced for the
first part of the Summer. From May 27 through July 2, 2016 the park
will close at 11:00 pm each day. Similar hours are expected for the
remainder of the Summer, but may be announced closer to the end of
this first period.
Here are the Highlights of the New
The Tree of Life Awakens
park’s iconic Tree of Life will undergo extraordinary “awakenings”
throughout the evening as the animal spirits are brought to life by
magical fireflies that reveal colorful stories of wonder and
enchantment. High-tech projections of nature scenes take on a
magical quality as they appear to dramatically emanate from within
the Tree of Life.
Kilimanjaro Safaris after Dark
Each evening, the popular Kilimanjaro Safaris daytime experience
is artfully bathed in the glow of sunset with special lighting
allowing guests to explore this attraction well into the night.
During the expedition, guests can now encounter the nighttime
behavior of the wildlife and better tune in to the unique
vocalization of the animals. Plus, there are two new species to
discover: African wild dogs and hyenas.
The Jungle Book:
Alive with Magic
For the summer, Discovery River becomes
the stage for music and pageantry in a limited-engagement show
inspired by Disney’s hit live-action film The Jungle Book. Jungle
Book: Alive with Magic is a live show filled with music and special
effects that celebrates the new film and the classic songs, now
infused with an Indian influence.
Harambe Wildlife Parti
When the sun sets, the popular Village of Harambe will become a
hot spot with the new Harambe Wildlife Parti. Here, “party animals”
can dance alongside a variety of entertainers and local street
musicians, and enjoy the lively rhythms of African music. Guests can
also partake in exotic foods and libations, and explore the diverse
wares of village artisans and merchants in the vibrant marketplace.
Discovery Island Carnivale
The spirited community
of Discovery Island has come together to celebrate their love of the
natural world with the Discovery Island Carnivale. This nightly
experience will captivate guests with lively music, jubilant dance,
vibrant costumes, stilt walkers and tasty culinary creations —
winding from one end of the island to the other.
In addition to the diverse new
entertainment offerings, guests will enjoy Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s
new signature eatery, Tiffins. Open for both lunch and dinner, this
new signature dining experience will celebrate the art of traveling
and include waterfront views from both indoor and outdoor seating
areas. “Tiffin” is an Indian English word meaning midday meal or
type of container used to carry food while traveling.
Adventures with Favorite Attractions
remain open at nightfall, and will shine like never before. At
sundown, Kali River Rapids will reveal mysterious twists and turns
throughout the rainforest with dramatic and drenching fun.
Expedition Everest thrills adventurers as it lurches forward and
backward through the icy peaks of the Himalayas. At night, the
majestic mountain challenges trekkers to an evening ride revealing
breathtaking views of the Animal Kingdom canopied by starlight.
Amidst the colorful midway games at Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama in
DinoLand U.S.A., the thrills turn up aboard the zany Triceratop Spin
or Primeval Whirl under the lights.
More Magic to Come
with “Rivers of Light”
The nighttime will grow even more
magical with the premiere of the majestic nighttime jewel, “Rivers
of Light.” This illuminating musical experience – currently in
development with a premiere date to be announced soon – will
celebrate the magic of animals, humans and the natural world with a
blend of performers, floating lanterns and theatrical animal
As the warm
winds of spring start fading into summer heat, this edition if
fading out as well. We hope it has gotten you excited for all the
new nighttime additions at Disney's Animal Kingdom and kept you
up-to-date on the latest dining changes. We'll be back in a few
weeks with more great tips, news, and deals. See ya real soon!
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