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Posts posted by BradyBzLyn...Mo

  1. Having fostered many dogs over the past 20+ years (and adopted a few besides) I can 100% confirm that dogs are, indeed, stupid... (and will make you cry)

    ...and also that y'all are completely lovely for taking this little family in and making sure they were well cared for and will land in homes that will appreciate and love their stupidness.  ;)

    Good luck with their placements - they are very lucky dogs indeed. 🥰

  2. From WDW Magic...


    Gingerbread House returning to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort the 2021 holiday season

     46 minutes ago in "Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa"

    2019 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House
    Posted: Friday October 29, 2021 11:41am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

    The Grand Floridian Resort's famous gingerbread house is making a comeback this year after missing 2020 due to the pandemic.

    The life-size storybook gingerbread house sells house-made Gingerbread Houses and Gingerbread Ornaments and will be open this year from November 10 2021 to January 1 2022.

    Also returning this year is the spinning carousel at Disney's Beach Club resort, on display from November 1 2021 to January 2 2022.

    More pics and full article here - https://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disneys-grand-floridian-resort-and-spa/news/29oct2021-gingerbread-house-returning-to-disneys-grand-floridian-resort-the-2021-holiday-season.htm?fbclid=IwAR3bLyDyCcjKDXSnogYZm_-0O6OA21GTJAFbRwxIXG1fRZaszmFvcKxMVpI

  3. From the Disney Parks Blog...

    Holiday Sleigh Rides are available from December 1 through December 30, 2021. Carriage Rides will resume in January 2022 at the Cabins and Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, and in February 2022 at Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside.


    Your Carriage Awaits

    Get in the spirit of the season as you travel along scenic trails aboard a festive “sleigh.”

    Schedule & Pricing
    Holiday Sleigh Rides are available select nights from December 1 through December 30, 2021.

    You'll board your "sleigh" for a 25-minute ride at the new Tri-Circle-D Ranch Barn near the Settlement Bus Depot at The Cabins and Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. Carriages fit up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and 3 small children.

    Each horse-drawn holiday sleigh ride costs $75.

    Please allow for 1 hour of transportation time, as Guests will be required to park at the main entrance of Fort Wilderness and take a bus to the Settlement Bus Depot.

    How to Book
    Reservations are recommended and can be made in advance by calling (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent of guardian permission to call. Learn when advance reservations can be made.




  4. 21 hours ago, djsamuel said:

    The Cracker Barrels nearby really aren't conducive to overnighting.

    Is it still the case that there are county ordinances in the area prohibiting overnight parking in the area (like Walmarts and Cracker Barrels)?  I know that's been the case in the past, but it's been a few years since we checked. That pretty much precluded boondocking anywhere close to WDW.

    Depending on where you're coming from...
    We've done quick overnights at the rest areas along I-95 in the St. Augustine area the night before check-in.  They're generally posted as "no camping" but we've asked police officers parked there and they said "resting/sleeping" is fine, but don't put our your awning and setup your beach chairs.  ;) 

  5. For those that can't be there...

    Lou Mongello, presenter of the popular WDW Radio Show podcast, will be streaming Ye Haa Bob's first River Roost Lounge show for 19 months LIVE from Port Orleans Riverside on Thursday evening, starting at 8:30pm (Eastern). It's been a long wait, but finally the end is within sight.
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  6. 11 hours ago, twiceblessed....nacole said:

    Thanks, Mo.  We will be there... kind-of.  The Fort overbooked and Jason worked with Disney to get us some pretty nice perks, for staying the weekend over at Port Orleans (even with crazy pup Simon :lol:), but we will still have access into the Fort.  For the most part, I imagine we'll only sleep at the resort.  Then again...I'm a bit of a germaphobe, so I may sleep in the rig out in the lot :lol:

    Oh gosh, what a crazy situation!  Glad they're getting you some perks as compensation at least (and I'm with you on sleeping in the rig - LOL)

    Good luck with Simon! I'm trying to imagine my 2 in a hotel room... (yeah...) and I hope y'all are able to enjoy the Fort as much as possible!

  7. Love that! 

    We just got back from a 10 day camping trip at the beach (Cape Cod), timed intentionally for when dogs are allowed on the beach in the off season (generally mid-Sep to Apr).  And bonus, some days we had the beach almost entirely to ourselves!  Ok so the water was only 69° but hey, that's almost 10° warmer than average this late in the season, and we had temps in the 70s so it was lovely for this NH girl. 

    And yes, I brought a suit and went swimming.  ;) 

  8. If you can't be there in person, you can live stream the new fireworks shows next week: Harmonious at Epcot and Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom on the Disney Parks Blog...


    Watch LIVE Streams of New Nighttime Spectaculars – ‘Harmonious’ and ‘Disney Enchantment’ Next Week to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort

    Thomas Smith

    by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

    On Oct. 1, two new nighttime spectaculars – “Harmonious” and “Disney Enchantment” – will debut to help kick off our 50th anniversary festivities during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” at Walt Disney World Resort. And as a special early 50th surprise, we’re LIVE streaming performances of both ground-breaking shows right here on the Disney Parks Blog!

    • Wed, 9/29 – LIVE: “Harmonious” at EPCOT at 9:00 p.m. ET.
    • Thurs, 9/30 – LIVE: “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom Park at 10:15 p.m. ET.

    Beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, join us to see “Harmonious” at EPCOT, one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney park. The show, which is a key milestone in the transformation of EPCOT, pays tribute to the stories and songs that unite us all featuring new technical magic that includes special pyrotechnics, moving fountains, special lighting and media.

    And as we shared earlier, Disney Live Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering have created a transformative experience with “Harmonious” that invites you to travel the globe through new interpretations of classic Disney songs as you’ve never heard them before. The songs are reimagined in more than a dozen languages by a diverse group of 240 artists from around the world.

    "Harmonious" at EPCOT

    “Harmonious” is a unique experience that could only happen at EPCOT, a place dedicated to possibility, wonder and global community. 

    Just about 24 hours after the “Harmonious” event, we’re LIVE streaming the new nighttime spectacular, “Disney Enchantment” along with a special celebratory moment, on Thursday at 10:15 p.m. ET from Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.   

    In “Disney Enchantment,” you’re inspired to believe in magic, with captivating Disney music, enhanced lighting, and immersive projection effects that extend – for the first time – from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A. The evening extravaganza features stunning fireworks as well as an emotional original song, entitled “You Are the Magic,” by eight-time GRAMMY-winner and former Walt Disney World cast member Philip Lawrence.

    Today, we’re sharing a new, magical behind-the-scenes look at how everything is coming together to bring “Disney Enchantment” to life at Magic Kingdom Park.  

    This one-of-a-kind show features characters, moments, and music from dozens of Disney and Pixar animated films. It takes you beyond the ordinary to a land of magic, where we’re swept up in a world of wonder filled with friendship, love and fun. Through it all, we’ll discover we only have to look within to find the power to believe and make dreams come true, because the magic was inside us all along!

    Be sure to join us back here on the Disney Parks Blog next week – Wednesday and Thursday – for unprecedented LIVE coverage of both nighttime spectaculars as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” at Walt Disney World Resort. Follow #DisneyWorld50 on social media for more updates and check out all of the latest 50th-related stories and videos on our special Everything Walt Disney World 50th page.


  9. For the record, the Spicy Kazan roll might be the best sushi roll created EVAH. 😎
    (I may have eaten more than a few of those over the years and wish I had one right now)

    From the Disney Parks blog...

    California Grill at Walt Disney World Resort - 50th Anniversary Celebration Menu

    California Grill Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort With Special Limited-Time Menu

    Karen McClintock

    by Karen McClintock, Food & Beverage Content Relations Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

    In 1971, Top of the World opened on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, offering two dinner/dancing shows nightly featuring top-name entertainment. In 1981, “Broadway at the Top” dinner show was introduced with popular catchy show tunes sung by talented performers. In 1995, the space transformed into California Grill – with fresh, seasonal dishes prepared in the stunning on-stage kitchen. The impressive wine list showcasing the finest wines from highly allocated California vineyards further elevated the dining experience. California Grill was considered a cutting-edge concept (especially for a theme park), becoming a sought-after dining destination for our guests as well as catching the culinary world’s attention. And it continues to dazzle and impress all these years later!

    Through the years, the menu has evolved but continues the focus on seasonal dining with a creative blending of flavors, textures, and techniques. The stellar award-winning wine list is still as impressive but has made room for craft cocktails and beers. What has remained constant is the stunning views of Magic Kingdom Park and Seven Seas Lagoon. 

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    As part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” California Grill will offer a limited-time three-course menu with dishes inspired by past favorites as well as new market-fresh creations. Here are just a few items (OK, my faves!) on this 50th anniversary celebration menu.

    Including sushi on this special menu was a given! The California Grill Sushi Classics Trio – Blue Crab California Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, Spicy Kazan Roll – brings together three of the most popular rolls on one plate. I love the Spicy Kazan Roll with blue crab, yellowfin tuna tataki, and sweet shrimp. But what makes this sushi roll unique is the Fireball Sauce with bay scallops, avocado, and mango, bringing the flavor to another level.

    The House-Made Artisanal-Style Duck á la Orange Pizza has a fun backstory. Long Island Duckling with Orange Sauce was on the original Top of the World menu, and with artisanal flatbreads and pizzas from the on-stage wood-fired grills being a guest favorite, it made perfect sense to marry the two!  Enter this delicious pizza with duck prosciutto and confit, orange-black mission fig jam, pickled shallots, aged blue cheese, and arugula – an homage to the classic from Top of the World and a California Grill staple. 

    The Oak-Fired Filet of Beef with Black Truffle-Brown Butter Château Potatoes, Golden Raisins Vinaigrette, Cauliflower, and Black Garlic Butter has layers of incredible flavors. I LOVE a great filet (and the chefs top this one with roasted tomato butter – yum!), but these Château Potatoes are beyond fabulous – slowly cooked in brown butter and topped with freshly shaved black winter truffles. Delicious!

    “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” deserves a classic dessert that never goes out of style, and this delectable EARidescent Grand Marnier Soufflé is perfection. Served table-side with macerated Florida citrus and a delicious house-made Creamsicle Ice Cream. A sweet ending, indeed.

    Peruse the full menu below. Enjoy!


    This incredible limited-time three-course menu will be offered starting Oct. 3, with reservations available Sept. 23. To make reservations, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.


  10. From Chip & Co...


    Club Cool reopens with all new flavors and a new look
    September 15, 2021

    Club Cool has officially reopened in Epcot, just like the Creations Shop which just reopened today Club Cool features a new modern look with lots of glass and bright colors that pop.

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    As you walk in you are greeted with lots of Coca-Cola merchandise with the famous coke machines to your right.

    Guests are still able to purchase Frozen Cokes from the back of the shop which are perfect after you are done sampling the free Coke Around the World products.

    ...The new Flavors around the World machines feature some old favorites with some new flavors and like before samples are free.

    The fan-favorite Beverly is back but there are quite a few new flavors to check out.

    Flavors from Madagascar, Dominican Republic, Korea, China, Russia, Moldova, and the Philippines join the lineup.


    Full article with photos -


  11. 22 minutes ago, DaveInTN said:

    Scroll down to Steakhouse 71 Lounge here and it’s mentioned.  


    "Enjoy drinks inspired by the history of the area, including cocktails that evoke scents of citrus groves, and so much more."

    Hmm... I wonder if this means they'll have unique cocktails instead of just the usual WDW standard bar menu?

  12. 1 hour ago, DaveInTN said:

    always willing to check out the wing offerings on a menu. I’m intrigued by PB&J wings.

    Not raised in Buffalo, but still always up for wings and interested to hear what these are like too.

    TCD - you are likely to try them way before I do, so I'll be curious to hear what you think.

    I can definitely get into the peanut sauce part (big fan of peanut sauce on just about anything and usually make/keep some on hand), but I'm not really sure where the "jelly" is going to fit. 😎

  13. This is probably my favorite show @ WDW and I must say I was pretty bummed when I saw "some other site" (not gonna name them) reporting that FNTM was being canceled forever.  Thankfully like more than a few other stories that site has reported, it wasn't true! Not a lot of info here, and part of me thinks they only put this out now because of the traction that other story got and a whole lot of "NO!!!" reaction from fans.

    Official from Disney Parks blog...


    New Updated Finding Nemo Musical Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park in 2022

    Shawn Slater

    by Shawn Slater, Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

    When my twin boys were little, “Nemo” was one of their first words. They loved the movie, and seeing it come to life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom would always put grins on their faces and a tear in my eye. “Finding Nemo — The Musical” has been delighting our guests since 2007, and I’m excited to tell you a reimagined show, based on the same beloved characters, will debut in 2022. 

    “Finding Nemo — The Musical”

    Although our Disney Live Entertainment team is still in the early stages of development for the show, the musical retelling of this underwater tale of family, friendship and kindness will feature new story material, as well as fan favorite songs such as “In the Big Blue World” and “Go with the Flow.”

    Stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog for updates on this new show as we get closer to its debut next year.


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