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News Around the Mouse: Walt Disney World News

Happy Wednesday Hipsters! It’s time for your Around the Mouse Walt Disney World News.

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New Pizzafari Breakfast At Pizzafari in Discovery Island, our favorite new healthful breakfast is the Ancient Hot-Grain Cereal, a hearty bowl of oatmeal, barley and quinoa simmered with spices and topped with salted caramel crumble ($3.99). Also at Pizzafari, the new multi-grain breakfast croissant is stuffed with egg whites, fresh spinach, provolone cheese and vegetable chutney, with a side of breakfast potatoes ($7.49); the hearty breakfast burrito has a filling of scrambled eggs, sausage, peppers, cheese and salsa ($6.49). The kids’ breakfast pizza starts with a flatbread that’s topped with scrambled egg, chopped bacon and Cheddar cheese ($4.99); the kids’ breakfast platter is a generous combo of scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, breakfast potatoes and multigrain hot cereal ($4.99). The breakfast offerings at Pizzafari are also a part of the Disney Dining Plan.

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HIPSTER Drink of the Week: Disney’s Bloody Mary

Disney Parks Blog: Animal Kingdom's Bloody MaryNew Bloody Mary Drinks at Dawa Bar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Dawa Bar is now serving new Bloody Mary offerings inspired by Discovery Island, Asia and Africa. The following drinks are available for $9.50 each:

  • Dawa Bloody Mary – Classic Bloody Mary with a strong horse radish finish. Garnished with truffle blue cheese olives and prosciutto ham.
  • Discovery Island Bloody Mary – Classic mix with lemon juice and olive brine. Garnished with tomato, mozzarella, and a fresh basil skewer. The drink is light and refreshing.
  • Asian Bloody Mary – Cocktail made with spicy kimchee-sriracha salad purée and garnished with Asian salad and grilled shrimp. If you love a spicy Bloody Mary, this is the one for you.
  • African Bloody Mary – A classic blend with the addition of berbere spice. Garnished with fresh vegetables and house made beef jerky.

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NikkyJ

Around the Mouse: Walt Disney World News

Happy Tuesday Hipsters! It’s time for your Around the Mouse Walt Disney World News.

New! Attraction Video Now Available to Memory Maker Guests: Guests with both a MagicBand and a linked Memory Maker entitlement who ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® will find a video memento of their 13-story drop automatically associated to their My Disney Experience account.

NikkyJ

Around the Mouse: Walt Disney World News

Happy Wednesday Hipsters! It’s time for your Around the Mouse Walt Disney World News.

Here’s a list of Upcoming Merchandising Events

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Around the Mouse: Walt Disney World News

Newsaroundmouse811Happy Tuesday Hipsters! It’s time for your Around the Mouse Walt Disney World News.

New! Beautifully Disney “Tangled Web” Collection: This delightfully dark seventh collection from Beautifully Disney arrived at Disney Parks on August 9. Paying homage to those vivacious villains who have a flair for the dark side, you’ll be sure to find Tangled Web simply sinister.

New! Sassagoula Rivercruise Reopening Soon: The Downtown Disney Marketplace Watercraft dock is scheduled to reopen Aug. 15. It has been closed since February, as part of the overall enhancements at the property. When the dock reopens, the following service changes to the Sassagoula Rivercruise will take effect:

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Around the Mouse: Walt Disney World News

Newsaroundmouse810Happy Monday Hipsters! It’s time for your Around the Mouse Walt Disney World News.

New! Limited Edition Olaf from Frozen Magic Band Available: A new, limited edition retail MagicBand, featuring Olaf from Disney’s “Frozen” is now available at Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This limited edition MagicBand will have an edition size of 5,000, and will have a retail of $29.95 (plus tax).  This new MagicBand will join three open edition MagicBands inspired by Disney’s “Frozen,” which are currently offered in Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post.

NikkyJ

News Around Universal Studios: Newest Halloween Horror Nights Haunted House Announced

There are exciting new things happening every day at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida! Join us every week to read about what’s new “Around the Universe.” This week’s Universal Orlando Resort News update features: Halloween Horror Nights 24 updates, Rock the Universe Christian Music Festival, live concerts and events and more!

NikkyJ

Around the Mouse: Walt Disney World News

Walt Disney World ThemePark News:

There are exciting new things popping up every day at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida! Join us every week to read about what’s new in Walt Disney World news.

AroundtheMouseHaunted Mansion-Themed Merchandise Shop Opening This Fall in Magic Kingdom Park: The new merchandise shop will be located in the current Yankee Trader shop, which will have its last day of operation on July 27, 2014. Inspired by Madame Leota, the new location will carry select items from the upcoming Haunted Mansion Authentic program including apparel, home goods, souvenirs, and more.

New! Miss America Pre-Parade August 1: The 2015 Miss America contestants will participate in a special pre-parade on Friday, Aug. 1 at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World. The pre-parade will step off from the Liberty Square bridge at 2:50 p.m.

New! Epcot Canada Pavilion Cast Members Get New Costumes: From time to time, Creative Costuming updates the costumes of Cast Members around Walt Disney World. Starting July 28, Cast Members in Canada have a new look. For the design, all parts of Canada were included with the iconic check and maple leaf patterned fabric, which was created especially for Walt Disney World. The vest includes the Northwestern influence of Canada with native influences from French and Native American design. When the weather cools down, the winter wear includes a nod to iconic Canadian trappers with a plaid trapper’s hat.

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2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Update

Belgium Marketplace: Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache & Whipped Cream

Belgium Marketplace:
Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache & Whipped Cream

The 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is right around the corner. If you follow the blog then you know that it’s the best yearly treat for ThemeParkHipster.com! Check out the latest updates available this season.

New! New Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Late Nights – LIVE!: Epcot Food & Wine Festival – Late Nights LIVE! street party will run from 9:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday during the festival between the United Kingdom Pavilion and World Showcase Plaza. The event includes six tastes (food and beverages) from select marketplaces, live music, entertainment, and a DJ. Cost is $79, plus tax. Admission to Epcot is not required after 9 p.m. for guests who have purchased credentials to the event.

NikkyJ

News Around Universal Studios: New Park Hours

Universal Orlando ResortThere are exciting new things happening every day at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida! Join us every week to read about what’s new “Around the Universe.” This week’s Universal Orlando Resort News update features: changes to park hours, Halloween Horror Nights announcements, new CityWalk live events and more!

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New! Changes to Park Operating Hours: August 1 through August 16, Universal Islands of Adventure will open at 8:00am to the general public (7:00am for Early Park Admission), while Universal Studios Florida will open at 9:00am to the general public (8:00am for Early Park Admission). Due to the differences in opening times, the Hogwarts Express will not be available until 8:00am, and from 8:00am to 9:00am, it will only be available to guests with Early Park Admission (and park-to-park tickets, as always). Universal CityWalk operating hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., 365 days a year.

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