What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Art of Animation, and Pop Century: May 15, 2018

We’re back with What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this week, and it includes several menu changes, tons of cool merchandise, and a peek at current Toy Story Land and Skyliner construction (read more about the Disney World Skyliner here!)! Then, we’re skipping over to Art of Animation and Pop Century for a quick look at What’s New at the resorts! So put on your fancy pants, and let’s get our glamour on!

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom: May 10, 2018

UPDATED: So this is a pretty big deal in Magic Kingdom! Festival of Fantasy Parade’s Maleficent float caught fire today during the show! See details here!

This week in What’s New, we’ve visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Disney Springs — and now it’s time to journey to the Magic Kingdom! We’ve got a few menu updates, some terrific merchandise, and a few extras! Jump on board our magic carpet, and let’s goooooo!

Main Street, U.S.A., Train Station

Main Street, U.S.A., Train Station

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What’s New in Disney’s Hollywood Studios: May 2, 2018

Welcome back to another installment of What’s New! This time we’re at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where there’s a whole lotta new we won’t get to see until June 30 when Toy Story Land opens! But in the meantime, we’ve got the skinny on menu changes, pop-up bars, and merchandise that just might tide us over until Woody welcomes the gang to his new land (and opens his lunchbox)!

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Menus & Eats

Sweet Spells closed a couple of weeks ago, and let’s just say that almost no one was happy about it. Where would we get our sweets? What would happen to the spells? (Okay, maybe we’re just worried about the carbohydrates…) And while we haven’t seen any of the Sweet Spells-specific food items shift over to Trolley Car Cafe, we’re glad that Sweet Spells favorites like the Carrot Cake Cookie, Napoleon, Danish, and Candy Brownie have all remained at Trolley Car.

Trolley Car Cafe Treats

Trolley Car Cafe Treats

So while we hear you, lovers of treats who don’t want to wait in that Starbucks line, we’re still relieved that the Carrot Cake Cookie and these beautiful treats are still nearby! But note that the carrot cake cookie has had a bit of a makeover — the cake part is now pretty thick and serious, so it’s more like a round cake versus a whoopie pie.

Trolley Car Cafe Treats

Trolley Car Cafe Treats

Guests can also pick up a Tale As Old As Time Cupcake at Trolley Car right now, and it sounds lovely. Vanilla cake, raspberry filling, white buttercream (which is actually yellow…maybe they meant to put “vanilla buttercream”?). Classic and sweet.

Tale As Old As Time Cupcake

Tale As Old As Time Cupcake

The Tale As Old As Time Cupcake features some details from Beauty and the Beast, including red roses, yellow frosting, and Belle and her prince in white chocolate form.

Tale As Old As Time Cupcake

Tale As Old As Time Cupcake at Trolley Car Cafe

If the heat of late spring and impending summer have got you down at Hollywood Studios, there are a couple of great pop-up bars to fuel your adventures. Sunshine Day Cafe Pop-Up Bar is conveniently located on Sunset Boulevard, and is serving up wine, beer, and a couple of specialty drinks.

Sunshine Day Pop Up Bar

Sunshine Day Pop Up Bar

Sunshine Day Pop Up Bar

Sunshine Day Pop Up Bar

We have previously seen Baby Blues and Green Screen elsewhere in Hollywood Studios, but those bright colors suck us in every time.

Sunshine Day Cafe Pop Up Bar

Sunshine Day Cafe Pop Up Bar

If you’re in Echo Lake, you’ll find the Echo Lake Pop-Up Bar with specialty cocktails and wine.

Echo Lake Pop Up Bar Menu

Echo Lake Pop Up Bar Menu

At Fairfax Fare and Rosie’s All-American Cafe, Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon Lemonade has replaced Jim Beam Black Cherry Lemonade.

Fairfax Fare Drinks

Fairfax Fare and Rosie’s All-American Cafe Drinks

In the world of desserts, Backlot Express now offers BB-9E and Kylo Ren Cupcakes instead of BB-8 and Darth Vader Cupcakes.

Backlot Express Desserts

Backlot Express Desserts

And the missing menu boards at ABC Commissary have been replaced with digital menu boards, just as predicted.

ABC Commissary New Menu Boards

ABC Commissary New Menu Boards

KRNR Station is now serving up nachos!

KRNR Station now has nachos!

KRNR Station now has nachos!

And a super yummy-looking S’mores Brownie has appeared at Dockside Diner. We definitely want to get into that!

Dockside Diner S'mores Brownie

Dockside Diner S’mores Brownie

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Merchandise

Merchandise at Hollywood Studios is exciting this week! For starters, guests can purchase ties with character at various locations in the park, including the Orange Bird, Haunted Mansion, and Monorail designs! These have been around for a while and aren’t “new,” but they’re still super fun!

Orange Bird Tie

Orange Bird Tie

Haunted Mansion and Monorail Ties

Haunted Mansion and Monorail Ties

And if you get the Tiki Room Tie, we beg of you: please request it as the Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Tie.

Tiki Room Tie

Tiki Room Tie

Also available are a couple of elaborate Minnie Ear designs. Belle is loaded with detail!

Belle Minnie Ears

Belle Minnie Ears

As is the Cheshire Cat, whose tail curls around one ear!

Cheshire Cat Minnie Ears

Cheshire Cat Minnie Ears

We have a thing for the VHS Notebooks that have been available for a couple of years, and now we can get our VHS-loving fingers on The Little Mermaid, Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan, and Dumbo!

VHS Notebooks!

VHS Notebooks!

The biggest news in merchandise is happening at the former Sweet Spells location, which is now a Pixar merchandise location — Tinseltown Trinkets and Reel Vogue!

Sweet Spells is now Pixar Merchandise Shop

Sweet Spells is now Pixar Merchandise Shop

Inside the store portion of the old location there’s lots of merch to peruse, as well as some packaged sweets like cotton candy and massive lollipops.

Sweet Spells' New Look

Sweet Spells’ New Look

Sweet Spells' New Look

Sweet Spells’ New Look

The promised Pixar merchandise is actually very sweet, including these Up!-inspired couples’ tees!

She's My Greatest Adventure

She’s My Greatest Adventure

He's My Greatest Adventure

He’s My Greatest Adventure

Mike and Sully get some love with Monsters, Inc./University-inspired gear.

The Overachiever Monsters Tee

The Overachiever Monsters Tee

The Natural Monsters Tee

The Natural Monsters Tee

This tote ain’t subtle, but it’s fun!

Roar Your Heart Out Tote

Roar Your Heart Out Tote

And, well, if you’ve been in the market for a plush Sully tail, we say why? But also: you can find yours here!

Sully Tail

Sully Tail

But, oooooooh! You knew there had to be Toy Story merchandise! This tank celebrates the little green guys!

Oooooh! Tank

Oooooh! Tank

And this hoodie is colorful and playful.

Toy Story Hoodie

Toy Story Hoodie

Meanwhile, we’re totally into this Squad Goals tote. What other squad could a Disney fan need?!

Squad Goals! Tote

Squad Goals! Tote

If MagicBands are your thing, you’ll definitely want to check this out: a Toy Story MagicBand!

Toy Story MagicBand

Toy Story MagicBand

Toy Story MagicBand

Toy Story MagicBand

Toy Story MagicBand

Toy Story MagicBand

That’s it for now from Disney’s Hollywood Studios! You know we’ll be back with more What’s New — so stick with the DFB crew!

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DisneyStyle Store in Disney Springs’ West Side Coming Soon!

There’s about to be a new spot in Disney Springs’ West Side that is just begging to take all of our money. It’s called DisneyStyle, and it’s going to be jam-packed with Disney merchandise like spirit jerseys, tee shirts, and accessories!

Disneystyle Store in Disney Springs

Disneystyle Store in Disney Springs

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What’s New at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom: April 3, 2018

We’ve got all the latest in our What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom! Come along while we share lots of menu changes, loads of 20th Anniversary merchandise, and a few construction updates!

Animal Kingdom's Tree of Life

Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life

Updated Menus and Eats at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Smiling Crocodile has dropped the Salmon BLT from the menu, but the Turkey BLT and Pimento-Cheese BLT happily remain!

No more Salmon BLT at The Smiling Crocodile

No more Salmon BLT at The Smiling Crocodile

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What’s New in Disney World’s Disney Springs: March 29, 2018

Things are always changing quickly in Disney Springs, and we’ve got the What’s New scoop on everyone’s favorite Disney-fied shopping district! Let’s go!

Disney Springs Menu Updates

Easter candy goes upscale (but still totally cute!) at The Ganachery. Pick up some Speckled Salted Caramel Eggs for your favorite little bunny (or yourself).

Speckled Salted Caramel Eggs at The Ganachery

Speckled Salted Caramel Eggs at The Ganachery

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What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: March 14, 2018

What’s up, Disney pals? Today we’re excited to bring you What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And we’ve got photos of all that great Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge merchandise!

Welcome to Disney's Hollywood Studios!

Welcome to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

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What’s New at Animal Kingdom (Satu’li Menu Updates!) and the All-Star Resorts??

Your pals at the DFB are back with What’s New, and this week we’re back at Animal Kingdom and the All-Star Resorts! We’ve got menu changes (Satu’li!!), new merchandise, and a couple new activities to share. Let’s gooooooo!

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

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Must-Have!! The Halloween Time Headless Horseman Straw and Clip in Disneyland

We are still having SO! MUCH! FUN! at Halloween Time in Disneyland! Some of the incredible (and creative!) eats include the Car-achnid Pot Pie and the Spoke-y Cone Macaron. But the Halloween treats in Disneyland aren’t only of the edible variety. You may have spotted the apparition that is the Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket already.

But hold on to your HEADS ’til you see this next item, as we present: the Headless Horseman Straw and Clip.

Headless Horseman Clip and Straw

Headless Horseman Clip and Straw

No, you’re not mistaken; the clip totally lights up! In not one, but TWO places! Check out the eerie glowing jack-o-lantern! And the horse? He means business. (You can see it in his eyes!) [Read more…]

Sneak Peek: 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Merchandise

In case we’ve caught you unaware ;) , the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival begins NEXT! WEEK!

As you’re preparing your list of ALL THE FOOD you want to try at the Marketplace Booths, you may also want to take a gander at some of the new 2016 Food and Wine Festival Merchandise to do some souvenir planning, too!

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©Disney

Why don’t we go ahead and start with a glimpse at the Dooney & Bourke pattern for this year’s three Food & Wine Festival Handbags? [Read more…]