Disney Springs Construction Update Part One with Lunch at Morimoto Asia

We’ll take a trip out to Disney Springs to catch up on construction progress and grab lunch at the Morimoto Asia bar.

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Jungle Skipper Canteen Restaurant Review – Magic Kingdom

Skipper Canteen opened back in December in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom to the left of what used to be Aloha Isle and is now Sunshine Tree Terrace. That puts us across from the entrance to Swiss Family Treehouse or just across the Adventureland Bridge from the Hub. It marks Magic Kingdom’s first table service addition since the incredibly popular Be Our Guest Restaurant opened all the way back in December of 2012.

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Walt Disney World 2016 Dated Merchandise

Edit: Added about 20 new items at the top:

Now that it’s about half way to 2017, I thought it would be prudent to post a lot of the 2016 merchandise available in the theme parks. Most or all of what you see should be available via DisneyStore.com or via the Shop Disney Parks app. Try searching for “2016.” The app should have free ground shipping through the end of the week and a better selection, so you might as well if you see something you like. Now that the app exists, I’m not sure there’s much of a point in doing these sorts of merchandise posts, but it does offer an opportunity to perhaps see some things that you wouldn’t notice otherwise.

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Magic Kingdom Odds and Ends – February 2k16 Edition – it’s a small world Changes Color, Will The Ham And Cheese Pretzel Finally Do Him In, Turkey Leg Revitalization, Walls

We’ll follow all of these other bloggers into Magic Kingdom to see if there are any life changing menu updates or new walls to cover. This is a followup to this post, which covered my morning touring starting with Mine Train and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh before moving on to Space Mountain and Astro Orbiter.

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Using FastPass+ at the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Walt Disney World

When it comes to choosing FastPass+ experiences, everybody probably considers the following question at some point: “Is FastPass+ at ____________ worth it?” The website attempts to break this question down based on the following criteria:

  1. How much time using FastPass+ at a particular attraction will save.
  2. Scarcity and how likely a FastPass+ experience will be available as a 4th or 5th choice.
  3. How much unpleasantness using FastPass+ at a particular attraction will eliminate.

#1 is fairly straightforward. In most situations, you want to use FastPass+ where it will save you the most time. That’s why most people select Toy Story Mania over Great Movie Ride or Test Track over Living with the Land. Why save six minutes in line when you can save ninety?

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