In today’s news episode of Traveling With The Mouse we cover the following topics

  • The 2nd Trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been released
  • Toy Story 4 release date confirmed
  • Kristen Bell confirms that she has recorded her part in Frozen 2
  • Pandora Utility Suit debuts at Animal Kingdom
  • The Grand Floridian cancels 30th anniversary gala
  • Marvel has released the first clip from Infinity War
  • Crossroads Shopping Center by Disney World to Close

 

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In today’s episode we talk about the Grand Floridian! We begin the episode with a little news by talking about the new Fast Pass tiers for Hollywood Studios once Toy Story Land opens on June 30th. After that we do a detailed review of the Grand Floridian. We talk about the Rooms, Shopping, Dinning, and the atmosphere of the resort.

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Today on the show we wrap up the world showcase at EPCOT. We start with the American Adventure and walk all the way through Canada. We discuss all of the attractions, shows, entertainment, and dinning options available at each pavilion. This episode includes: The American Adventure, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, and Canada. For the rest of world showcase go back and listen to part 1 of the world showcase (Episode 84)

Today’s news topics include:

Plus we give our thoughts to a theory that the Star Wars hotel will be operated like a cruise ship.

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Today on the show, I go over the highlights of my 9 day March trip to Walt Disney World. I talk about staying at an off property hotel…(Hilton Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs). I got to explore Disney Springs while I was there so I give my thoughts on the dinning and shopping options that are available. I then stayed for a few days at the Dolphin hotel where I had a different experience than I did the last time I stayed there. I also, tried the Minnie van service so I give a short review on that. I give an overview of the Flower & Garden festival and I finally got to experience Flight of Passage at Pandora!

Today we continue our series where we go through the different lands of the Disney parks and discuss the attractions and dinning options that are available. We begin our walk through world showcase at Epcot by starting with the Mexico side. We discuss the attractions, restaurants, and shops in the Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, and Italy pavilions. Let us know what your favorite things are about these pavilions.

 

 

Today we discuss the latest Disney news and we give our picks on a viral Disney vs. Pixar March madness bracket that is making the rounds on the internet. Click Here to view the bracket and follow along with us and let us know if you agree or disagree with our selection as the winner!

 

Now that we have both seen Star Wars the Last Jedi, It is time for us to give our full review of the movie. Our opinions do differ although we do agree on the major plot points of the film. This is a spoiler discussion so if for some reason you haven’t seen the movie just be aware that we talk about everything. We break down the movie and talk about the good and the bad. Let us know what you think of the last Jedi? Who do you agree with more?

Today we continue our series of walking through each land of the Disney Parks. This episode we tackle future world west at Epcot. This includes the Seas, Land, and Imagination Pavilions. We also cover all of the dining and character meeting locations on this side of the park. Next week we will start our journey around world showcase but which side will we start on? Find out next week!

Today’s news topics include:

  • Disney is now charging guests for overnight parking at their resort hotels
  • The Orange Swirl is back by popular demand
  • The wonders of life pavilion continues to get more refurbishments
  • New areal views show construction progress of Tron coaster
  • Disneyland has new Pixar packages

These days everyone loves a good internet challenge. Disney challenges are no exception. In this episode Jon and I discuss some of the more popular fan made Disney challenges. One of the most known challenges is the all four Walt Disney World Parks in one day challenge but we didn’t think that one was hard enough so we came up with ways to spice it up a little. We also talk about some food and beverage challenges as well as some other ride and character challenges. What are some of your favorite Disney challenges?

We are continuing our series where we walk through the different lands of the Disney Parks. Today we are starting our journey through Epcot by going through each attraction in the east side of future world. The attractions on the east side include Test Track, Mission Space, and the other attractions that are closed in this area. We go through the history of each attraction and wrap up by giving our thoughts on the shopping and dinning options in this area of the park. Join us next week as we go through the west side of Future world.

Today’s news stories include:

  • Disney may build on the old River Country site
  • Tron coaster construction is now visible from inside the Magic Kingdom
  • Dates confirmed for 2018 Food & Wine Festival
  • Citrus swirl at Magic Kingdom has been replaced
  • Animal Kingdom Cast members will receive new uniforms
  • Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean will go down for rehab in late April
  • New menu items for Magic Kingdom quick serviceĀ  restaurants

Today Jon and I go through each of the International Disney Parks and talk about the attractions that we would most like to experience from those parks. We start with Disneyland Paris and go through both of the parks there as we decide which attractions that we would most like to experience. Next we talk about Shanghai Disneyland, the newest Disney Park. We then go through the attractions at Hong Kong Disneyland before finishing up with Tokyo Disneyland. At the end of the episode we decide which order we would most like to visit these international Disney Parks.

Today we wrap up the Magic Kingdom by going through Main Street U.S.A. We go into all of the different place to eat and shop as well as the different entertainment options available. We give some interesting facts about the Main Street in Magic Kingdom and also talk about some of the things that are no longer there. What are your favorite things about Main Street?IMG_7618

Today’s news episode includes the following topics:

  • Coco wins big at the Oscars
  • The first teaser for Mary Poppins Returns is released
  • Disneyland Paris is getting a major expansion
  • McDonald’s and Disney are teaming up for new Happy Meal toys
  • Is illuminations going to be replaced soon?
  • Mickey’s 90th birthday celebrations announced
  • Disney After Hours events for February and March sold out

Episode_73_PicIn this episode go through my most recent trip to Walt Disney World. I talk about my experience staying at the Contemporary and go over some of the changes that I noticed with the monorails. I also give my thoughts on the festival of the arts at EPCOT and how it compares to the other festivals. I wrap up by going through how I dealt with the crowds on a very busy day at Magic Kingdom.

 

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tl_entranceToday we continue our series where we go through the different lands of the Disney Parks. This episode is a walk-through of Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. We give our thoughts, opinions, and history of the attractions in Tomorrowland. We also cover the shopping and dinning options that are available. Let us know what you think about Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom.

In this week’s news episode we discuss the following:

  • Millennium falcon attraction pieces being set into place in Disneyland
  • Club 33 doorbell placed at American Adventure in EPCOT
  • Wonders of Life pavilion no longer a festival center?
  • Rumored changes coming to Disneyland annual passes for next year
  • Pinocchio Village Haus to start serving a buffet dinner
  • New 350-Room Hotel to be located near the Swan & Dolphin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean closes for refurbishment of the auction scene

TWTM_AAI talk about my experience attending the Disney After Hours event on February 15th. I walk through what I experienced and give some tips one what you can do to maximize your time if you are planning to go to this event in the future. I also give my opinion on if this event is worth the price tag. ($120 per person or $89 per person for AP holders or DVC Members) If you are interested in going to this event in 2018 there’s only two left. (March 1st and March 8th) Disney may or may not bring this event back next year. What are your thoughts about this event?