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More Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Details Released

It’s hard to believe that we are now less than 30 days away from the return of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Part of that disbelief on our part is that the year is flying by. The other part of it is that Disney has somehow deemed mid-August the right time to start the parties. How better to kick fall off than by torturing cast members and guests alike by making them dress up in Halloween costumes while it is sweltering hot! But I digress.

Disney dropped more Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party details this week (link), so we thought it was time to round up all we know. Disney previously announced that they were making some changes to the party and I guess at the 30 days out mark it was time for them to release some more details. Let’s round up what we know, and maybe we’ll speculate about the party a little bit!

The Mayan temple and nightlife them of the restaurant is why the theme is loved so much.. The food on the other hand...

San Angel Inn Restaurante Review

Epcot’s World Showcase is known for showcasing (no pun intended) the culture and food of 11 countries around the world. Situated in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot, you will find the San Angel Inn Restaurante. We’ve seen some people describe the food served here as Tex-Mex and I have to say that can’t be anything further from the truth. I say that as someone who grew up eating real Tex-Mex every week…or maybe every day. Here in our San Angel Inn Restaurante review, we’ll talk about the atmosphere, theming and food at this decidedly Mexican restaurant.

This is the first event where Maleficent is on display at night in the Magic Kingdom

Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom Review

This summer Disney World started a new after hours hard ticket event. Known as “Villains After Hours”, this event features many similarities to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, but with notable (and generally better) differences. I stayed for the party recently to see what it was all about, and in general I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! Here in our Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom review, I’ll give you all the details on what is offered, the unique food available during the party, along with my thoughts on its strengths and weaknesses.

Hollywood Studios FastPass Priority Changing

Last week, rumors started to circulate that Disney was changing the FastPass priority for Hollywood Studios in connection with the opening of Galaxy’s Edge on August 29th. When I first read about it I asked Carla if we should post something, to which she said “we’re not going to be one of those rumormongers!” Well now pretty much every Disney blog out there has posted something about the Hollywood Studios FastPass priority changing, so it doesn’t feel like a rumor now….even if Disney hasn’t released anything officially. There are verified screen grabs of the FastPass system showing this for club level resort guests that can book their FastPass reservations 90 days in advance, so it feels pretty legit.

Early Morning Magic at the Magic Kingdom

A recent trend at Disney World is to offer “hard ticket” events outside of normal park hours that give you a chance to tour the parks with limited crowds. Sometimes these ‘hard ticket” events include special character meet and greets, parades and other entertainment. The most well-known events are Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, but there are other events. Most special events are held in the evening, which isn’t always suitable for everyone, particularly the demographic of families and groups with small children. While either trying to create offerings for all guest demographics or simply trying to figure out different ways they can get extra money from their guests, Disney began offering “Early Morning Magic” at the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Be Our Guest Restaurant Lunch Review

When Be Our Guest Restaurant opened as part of the Fantasyland expansion in 2012, it instantly because a smash hit restaurant to dine in at Magic Kingdom. As a counter service meal for breakfast and lunch, Be Our Guest offers an incredible themed experience at a relatively good price. If you didn’t know already, based upon the name you can probably surmise that Be Our Guest Restaurant is themed to the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. While we’ve eaten here several times over the years, we recently had lunch at Be Our Guest for the first time since we started the blog. We figured it was time for a review of one of the most popular restaurants in all of Disney World.

Skipper Canteen Review

For those that have been to Disney World before, you probably know the style of humor that is on display on the Jungle Cruise. If you enjoy the nature of the humor then we have got a restaurant for you. The Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen is known more commonly as just Skipper Canteen and it features the same humor as the Jungle Cruise itself. We’ve stopped in here twice in the last year, once with Anna and Elsa and once without. We thought it was worth it to bring them along for this review as the humor is something we wanted to see them react to.

Here you can see Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny at Disney World.

Easter at Disney World

One of the most popular holidays to visit Disney World is Easter. In fact, if you look at ticket prices, you’ll find the week around Easter to be one of the more expensive times of the year. While Easter at Disney World is fun and there are some festive things that they do for the holiday, we certainly don’t consider it anywhere close to what Disney World does for Halloween or Christmas. Not even close.

Here in our guide to Easter at Disney World, we’ll fill you in on what to expect from a crowd perspective, the special happenings, and any other random musings that come to mind.

Jaleo at Disney Springs is one of the new restaurants from famous chefs.

Jaleo Disney Springs Review

At long last, the highly anticipated Jaleo restaurant at Disney Springs opened up about a month ago. On our recent trip to Disney, we made reservations for the hot new restaurant to check it out. We’re hardly the first bloggers to eat at Jaleo in Disney Springs, so we had a general idea of what to expect, but there were definitely some things we should have planned out better. We’ll cover that, along with photos of the food, our thoughts on value, ambiance and how to possibly navigate the menu here in our Jaleo Disney Springs review. There was also one weird thing we had not see in other reviews. More on that in a bit.

The Brown Derby is actually a hat.

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lunch Review

The Hollywood Brown Derby is located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is near the end of Hollywood Boulevard near the studio arch.

The Hollywood Brown Derby was an opening day restaurant when the park opened 30 years ago. It is a replica of the real Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood and fit perfectly into the theming of the Studios park as the whole Hollywood Boulevard recreates many famous or notable locations in Hollywood. This is the park’s signature dining restaurant.


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