And, of course, no holiday season would be complete without merch!
If you’ve been following the Great Straw Saga at the Disney Parks, you know all about how Disney has transitioned away from single-use plastic straws and toward paper straws. (Catch up here, if single use plastic straw sagas haven’t been your thing!) But you might’ve been wondering — as we have — how long it would be before Disney got on board the reusable straw wagon.
Wonder no more: for reusable plastic straws have been spotted for purchase in the Parks of Walt Disney World! [Read more…]
Each time we visit Disneyland we see more signs of the resort moving towards the elimination of single-use plastic straws. Last week we saw the first paper straws in Disneyland Park at Hungry Bear Restaurant.
This week we found paper straws at many more of Disneyland’s counter service locations, including Stage Door Cafe, Rancho Del Zocalo, and Galactic Grill. Just a few weeks ago two of these locations were still using plastic straws and lids.
We were where it all started for Walt Disney World – in the Magic Kingdom. We found new merch, food, and some construction updates for you this week!
This week we were in search of seasonal treats and menu updates in the Art of Animation, Pop Century, All Star Music, All Star Sports, and All Star Movies resorts. Time to take a look at some spooky and seasonal updates and eats!
Disney World All Star Sports Updates and Menu Changes
We were so excited to find some of these fall-themed baked goods that we already wrote a post dedicated to them! They look super fun, but they actually taste pretty good, too!
We reported on Disney’s conservation efforts announced earlier this summer. These efforts include refillable amenities in resort rooms and the reduction of plastic shopping bags as well as the reduction of plastic straws used at the resorts and restaurants by 2019.
So far, we have seen the refillable amenities showing up across the property.
Refillable amenities have been spotted by the DFB team at Port Orleans French Quarter, Caribbean Beach, Boardwalk Inn, and All-Star Music resorts.
But today, the DFB team has learned that some table service dining locations are starting to put plastic straws on a “request only” status for adults.
Disney has just announced that — in an effort to increase environmental stewardship — the company “will eliminate single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at all owned and operated locations across the globe” by mid-2019.
According to the announcement, this change will amount to a reduction of more than 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually. [Read more…]
Are you ready for THE SOLAR ECLIPSE?!?
La Cava del Tequila sure is… and you can be, too, if you’re in Epcot TODAY.
For today only, in honor of the Eclipse, La Cava del Tequila is selling an ECLIPSE MARGARITA for $10!
Much like the eclipsed sun later on today (around 2:45 pm in Central FL, FYI), the Eclispe Margarita has a dark hue. It’s made up of Tequila Altos Reposado, orange liquor, lime juice, agave nectar, and food grade activated charcoal. It’s served frozen or on the rocks.
And the white topper? That’s lime foam.
Here is Pepe, ready to welcome you with an Eclipse Margarita! [Read more…]