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Breakfast to Stay at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

Photo: Disney Co.

Photo: Disney Co.

Many fans of the Belle and Beast story will mostly likely make Be Our Guest Restaurant a Disney trip must do! Well fans will be happy to know that the breakfast option is now a permanent feature at this popular Magic Kingdom restaurant.

NikkyJ
Disney Springs Freebie

New Entertainment and more at Downtown Disney!

Photo: Disney Co.

Photo: Disney Co.

Live Entertainment has sprung up at Downtown Disney (soon to be Disney Springs). The new entertainment features up to twenty different acts performing roughly 300 sets in a given week. Downtown Disney now offers a variety of acts ranging from freestyle rap to sultry jazz.

Performance times will vary throughout the day. Performances at the Marketplace will start daily at 12:30 p.m. near Dockside Margaritas, while the West Side will kick off the nightlife at 6:30 p.m.

NikkyJ

New MagicBands featuring Jack Skellington and More!

New MagicBands are now available throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

If you’re taking a trip over to the Mouse, then you’ll be happy to know about the new MagicBands being offered. The new bands feature Steamboat Willie, characters from Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo,” Winnie the Pooh, Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and more!

NikkyJ

Martha’s Vineyard Wine Pairings at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival season is right around the corner. We can tell this by the events popping up all around the Walt Disney World Resort. Over at Disney’s Beach Club Resort the Martha Vineyard Wine Pairings showcase will kick off this weekend.

According to Disney Parks Blog, this intimate event is a “foodie’s dream!” During the event, a wine expert from the winery and a Disney chef will guide guests through the tasting, detailing the notes of each pairing.

NikkyJ

Dining in Luxury: New Victoria & Albert’s Menu at Disney!

For food enthusiasts with an unlimited budget to indulged, you’ll be happy to know that Disney’s Grand Floridian restaurant Victoria & Albert’s has debut a new 10-course menu. Obviously, a ThemeParkHipster, like me, will most likely not partake in this cool new cuisine until I am done with my Dave Ramsey plan (basically when I am debt free and a $500 meal will by no means affect me).

NikkyJ

New Tower of Terror Merchandise In Stock

Hollywood Tower Hotel Robe Photo: Disney Co.

Hollywood Tower Hotel Robe Photo: Disney Co.

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror fans will be excited to know that the latest hotel inspired items are now available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

The newest Tower of Terror merchandise includes a sweatshirt with the iconic front desk bell, a luxurious black bathrobe, women’s shirt, a Raglan T-shirt with a bellhop silhouette, and a notepad with a really cool packaged pen.

NikkyJ

Best Thing I Ever Ate: Pot Roast Mac-n-Cheese and Cheeseburger Mac-n-Cheese

Can you smell the delicious delights coming from the screen?

Well I know I may be pushing the imagination button a bit, but I’m really stoked about this week’s Best Thing I Ever Ate segment, featuring the Pot Roast Mac-n-Cheese and Bacon Cheeseburger Mac-n-Cheese at the Magic Kingdom!

I actually couldn’t choose between the two dishes, so I decided to talk about one of Disney’s best kept secrets. You can find these two flavorful bites in the Friar’s Nook at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

NikkyJ

2015 Epcot Candlelight Processional Packages Now On Sale

The Epcot Candlelight Processional is one of my favorite Theme Park Christmas traditions to do at Walt Disney World. Each guest at Epcot is entertained with the jubilant reciting of the divine holiday story presented in true Disney fashion. The story is usually told by celebrity narrators such as Neil Patrick Harris and Whoopi Goldberg; accompanied with a 50-piece orchestra and a magnificent mass choir.

NikkyJ

Test Track Brings Food to the Race with Taste Track!

Test Track at Epcot introduces a new quick service kiosk called Taste Track. The new food and beverage location at Epcot is serving up a creative twist on one of America’s favorite sandwiches, the grilled cheese.

According to Disney Parks Blog, Test Track’s Taste Track offers the Gruyere and Applewood smoked bacon with an option to spice it up to the Fontina and tomato basil version. If you’d like to try a sweet rendition on the classic sandwich (which is pretty cool), then you should try the Canadian cheddar and apples grilled cheese sandwich on cinnamon raisin bread.

NikkyJ

Theme Park Therapy: The War Against Rejection

Rejection PicToday I wanted to bless you all with a bit of Theme Park Therapy for the soul. The concept of rejection can be suffocating and debilitating to most people.

The fear of rejection is ever so paralyzing too!

It prevents dreams from coming to fruition and world changing stories to be left untold. Technological advances are also destroyed before evening being built.

I go through rejection along with everyone in this world. It’s something inevitable throughout our journey. The key to not becoming the lifeless drone or faceless person in the gravest is to use the entity of rejection and roll it into a brand new OPPORTUNITY for your life.

NikkyJ