But all did not go as smoothly as Disney World hoped it would.
Get ready to do a Christmas Irish jig!
That’s right, folks! You remember the Irish Cream Cold Brew (Starbucks’ curly red-haired cousin of the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew) we’ve been roving all over the Disney World highlands in search of? Well, we finally got our hands on one!
After so much waiting, the grand opening day of Rise of the Resistance in Disney World’s Hollywood Studios is finally here!
We already shared with you our first impression of Rise of the Resistance yesterday (read both our spoiler-free and spoiler-alert versions here!) But we also know you’ve got A LOT of questions about this highly anticipated new attraction, so we’re here to answer them ALL!
Warning, though — there may be RIDE SPOILERS here so proceed with caution if you’re looking to be surprised!
Things are really heatin’ up for Star Wars fans!
Now that Rise of the Resistance is opening in Disney World TOMORROW and Disney+’s The Mandalorian is preoccupying most of the country’s spare time, we just spotted these new Funko POP! toys at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
It’s a beautiful day at Disney World, DFB friends!
First, we rode Rise of the Resistance for the first time, then we got to go inside Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and NOW the sky looks EVEN brighter because there’s a bunch of shiny, new restrooms that just opened in Hollywood Studios!
Isn’t it just so exciting to finally know the exact date that Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be opening in Disney World?!
And while March 4th can’t come quickly enough, Disney shared with us a first look inside the new attraction today, as well as a sneak peek at some of the brand new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway merchandise that will be available in the springtime of 2020!
In 2015, Minnie Mouse started a brand new holiday celebration: Minnie’s Hollywood & Vine Holiday Dine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Hollywood and Vine Restaurant
This buffet celebrates the season with flavors that bring the comfort and warmth of the holiday to your plate. And there are characters! In their holiday attire! With sparkly shoes!
Sorry, that was a lot of exclamation points. But the punctuation expresses our love for the overall experience at Minnie’s Holiday Dine. Though the decor is relatively subtle (just a sparkly Christmas tree and some wraps on the pillars), the opportunity to meet Santa Goofy and to mingle with Minnie, Mickey, Daisy, and Donald is fantastic.
As character meals go, this is one of the more underrated options at Walt Disney World. Perhaps because it’s tucked into a Park rather than in a generally more accessible Resort setting, Hollywood & Vine is oft forgotten by guests planning their Disney World dining. Breakfast at Hollywood & Vine features Disney Junior pals, and lunch and dinner are now Minnie’s Seasonal dining; in addition to the Holiday Dine, Minnie also celebrates spring, summer, and Halloween! (See — even Minnie knows it’s Halloween and straight into Christmas. Sorry, Thanksgiving!)
Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays — let’s go eat!
Howdy friends! It’s time for another roundup of What’s New in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
This is where we rustle up all the construction, food, and merchandise updates we’ve spotted around this Disney World park for you!