Epcot Future World Update, Soarin’ Around the World Wait Times, DVC Lounge, Taste Track Sundaes

With the Food and Wine Festival being the focus of most of our Epcot coverage in just a couple of weeks now, I thought it would be prudent to take a Pavilion-by-Pavilion look at a variety of things that I haven’t had time to impart yet. Here we’ll begin in Future World then move to Mexico to review the breakfast menu at La Cantina de San Angel and the kiosk that temporarily replaces the Margarita stand, in addition to a look around the pyramid. Then on to Norway for a review of Kringla’s breakfast and some cupcakes and to see how Frozen Ever After and Royal Sommerhus are doing. China includes a look at the Shanghai Disneyland exhibit, a few new entrees at Lotus Blossom, and two dinners at Nine Dragons. Germany might be sparse at the moment but we’ll check in on the new entertainment and drink offerings. Italy is Via Napoli dinner. U.S. might just be merchandise. In Japan, we’ll take a look at new drinks and alcoholic kakigoris. A look around Morocco. A review of the all-day menu at Chefs de France, in addition to the new croissant sandwich at the Boulangerie and some Paris merchandise. I’ll probably forget that I’m doing this by the time we get to the UK but you never know.

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Hollywood Studios Baked Potato Review, Streets of America Come Down, Construction Continues – 8/21/16

We’ll join what appears to be the 17 other people that took a wrong turn at Epcot and ended up at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Meet Me and Dave at Epcot and/or Magic Kingdom This Sunday

You, yes you, have the rare opportunity to interact with me “in real life” at Epcot or Magic Kingdom this Sunday as Dave and I attempt to hawk the newest edition of our guidebook available here: http://amzn.to/2buYUqG. It’s not currently the best selling theme park guidebook on Amazon *shakes fist*, but the series remains the highest rated since debuting in 2014.

The date is Sunday August 28th. We’ll be outside the pyramid in Mexico from 1pm to around 2pm when it will hopefully be a little brighter than this picture.

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Disney World Halloween 2016 Merchandise

Here’s a look at what’s available so far for Halloween. A few more items are typically added as we ease into September. Some of these items are available via Disney Store online: https://www.disneystore.com/disney-parks-product/halloween/mn/1001081+1000885/ while most are available via the Shop Disney Parks app. My favorite item from last year, the Figaro pumpkin plush returns, as do the Mickey and Minnie plush.

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Direct Bus Service From Theme Parks to Disney Springs Begins August 28

Disney will begin offering bus service from Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom on Sunday August 28th. Buses will run from 4pm to 11pm or up to two hours after a Park closes, whichever is earlier. It’s one-way service, so buses will not run from Disney Springs to the theme parks.

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