It’s too soon to be totally sure what’s going on with Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, but we DID see some very concerning stuff today that’s got us like, “Hey Big Thunder, you alright?”
Big Top Souvenirs and Pete’s Silly Sideshow, located in the heart of the Magic Kingdom’s Storybook Circus in Walt Disney World, were closed today!
And we’re not really sure when they’ll open again.
Several Disney World Cast Members were on hand and at the ready to help with the unexpected shutdown, and we were able to ask them a few questions about the situation.
Those of you traveling to Walt Disney World in the next couple of weeks are definitely going to want to know about the temporary closure of one of Fantasyland’s most beloved rides.
Peter Pan’s Flight will be closed for refurbishment through early February!
No details about the reason for the refurbishment have been released, but the closure is scheduled through February 2, 2019. The short timeframe likely provides a clue to some simple maintenance work.
As we reported earlier on our News Pin Board, Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort is currently renovating their End Zone food court. And today we’ve got some pics of the state of things over there currently, thanks to DFB reader Galloping Gourmand!From August 5 – December 20, 2013, the End Zone Food Court at the All-Star Sports Resort in Walt Disney World will be closed for refurbishment.
Guests looking for made-to-order food may take a bus to the All-Star Music or All-Star Movies resorts. Two motor coaches will run during mealtimes. Guests will board buses from the porte-cochere outside the lobby and will be dropped off under the porte-cochere at the All-Star Movies or All-Star Music resorts.
During this closure, grab-and-go food items will be available at the Game Point Arcade. Guests looking for arcade games may also travel to the other All-Star resorts. Let’s take a look at the resort map so that you can plan accordingly!
On my last stay at All-Star Music, I easily walked over to the All-Star Sports and All-Star Movies resorts by cutting through the parking lots. Of course, this would be less than convenient when trying to get your family ready for an early day of touring or after a long day in the parks.
And while the Team Spirits Pool Bar and the Pizza Delivery service are still open, guests are reporting [Read more…]
We hope your holiday was filled with lots of great food this week! The big food news this July 4th was the confirmation of the California Grill closure.
Of course, we enjoyed seeing a new cupcake unveiled for the holiday at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Did anyone see other holiday treats around the parks this week?
Disney Food News
In this week’s food news for Disney fans…
- New pictures from the stunning Be Our Guest Restaurant!
- HGTV stars will host seminars during the 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
- The Contemporary Resort’s California Grill in Walt Disney World will close for renovations on January 6 through late summer 2013.
We’ve got more food news (including menu info for the new DCL Remy’s brunch, a new policy for Top of the World Lounge…plus LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!
DFB Podcast Episode 6 Now Available
We’re pleased to announce that the sixth episode of our brand new podcast has been released! You can catch it over on DFBPodcast.com
In this episode of the Disney Food Blog’s DFB Podcast, we cover the latest Disney Food News, discuss two delicious Disney steakhouses, answer a few listener questions, and reveal the answer to our Episode 5 trivia question (as well as give you a brand new trivia question)!
On to the Round-Up
Walt Disney World for Grown Ups
consumes some fun mocktails!
Designing Disney visits the Toad Hall restaurant at Disneyland Paris. Wow!
Daveland shares beautiful photos from the Blue Bayou Restaurant in Disneyland.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, McDonald’s is pulling out of the Disney World entertainment district, Downtown Disney.
The McDonald’s restaurant at Walt Disney World’s shopping-and-dining district will close April 30, Disney said this afternoon.
This is the part of the fall-out from the end of the Disney/McDonald’s exclusive sponsorship agreement, which terminated in 2004.
“Our alliance partners are ever-changing and this shift in our relationship with McDonald’s reflects the dynamic nature of the sponsorship business,” Disney spokeswoman Zoraya Suarez said.
The replacement restaurant, Pollo Campero, is a Latin chicken fast-food chain. Business Wire is reporting that the chain is joining forces with franchisee Levy Campero to provide a new concept restaurant in Downtown Disney based on Pollo Campero’s standard family-style Latin dining coupled with new fresh, healthy menu additions, like chef-made salads, sandwiches, fruits, and healthy snacks as well as vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar-free, low-sodium or organic offerings.
Pollo Campero is scheduled to open in Fall 2010.