REVIEW: The Big Al Burger and Bear Tracks Slushy Steal the Show at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe for 50th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom

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50 years of the Magic Kingdom means 50 years of the Country Bear Jamboree, and after Wendell’s Bear Claw was a smash hit, we were eager to try more treats. We moseyed on into Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe for The Big Al, Bear Tracks Slushy, and EARidescence Nugget Churros. The Big Al … Read more

Joe Rohde Shares Amusing Story of Disney Legend Dick Nunis, Thanks Him for Making Animal Kingdom Happen

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Former Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde shared an amusing story about Disney Legend Dick Nunis, who was the Chairman of Walt Disney Attractions, and the development of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. “This is Dick Nunis. You might have seen him on the recent ABC special celebrating 50 years of Walt Disney World. He is another reason that … Read more

REVIEW: Simple but Scrumptious 50th Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich from Dino-Bite Snacks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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The 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World is finally here, and we’ve been working our way through the more than 150 celebratory food and beverages for the occasion. Over at Dino-Bite Snacks in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we tried the 50th Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich. 50th Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich – $6.99 Vanilla Ice Cream sandwiched … Read more

REVIEW: If You Had Wings from the Lunching Pad Brings Retired Attraction to New Heights for 50th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom

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Magic Kingdom is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style with many homages to retired attractions. Over at the Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland, relive If You Had Wings with a delicious dish of the same name. If You Had Wings – $10.49 If You Had Wings are like the attraction — classic and excellent, with a … Read more

REVIEW: 50th Anniversary EARidescent Croissant Doughnut Fails to Shine at the EPCOT Experience

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The “cronut” returns! A new EARidescent croissant doughnut (referred to fondly as “cronut” by fans) has debuted inside the EPCOT Experience for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. EARidescent Croissant Doughnut – $6 Hopefully, we just had a bad batch, but this was inedible. It was hard as a rock covered in frosting. The … Read more

PHOTOS: NEW Mickey Mouse Spirit Jersey Knit Sweater Rings in the Christmas Season at Walt Disney World

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The “Christmas creep” has begun at Walt Disney World, where a new festive Mickey Mouse Spirit Jersey Knit Sweater has arrived. It may only be October, and new Halloween merch is still arriving, but here in the parks, it’s never too early to think about all things holly and jolly. Mickey Mouse Spirit Jersey Knit … Read more

PHOTOS: Limited Edition Disney Vacation Club Member ‘Happy Halloween’ Pin Debuts at Walt Disney World

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A new Disney Vacation Club Member “Happy Halloween” pin featuring Mickey Mouse has arrived at La Boutique inside Disney’s Riviera Resort. LE Disney Vacation Club Member “Happy Halloween” Pin – $19.99 This pin has an edition size of 3,000. DVC members can also pick up a Halloween Spirit Jersey from La Boutique.

PHOTOS: New Ornament and Pin for Disney’s Riviera Resort Arrive at La Boutique

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If you enjoyed your stay and want a souvenir to remember Disney’s Riviera Resort, a new ornament and pin are available at La Boutique. Disney’s Riviera Resort Ornament – $29.99 One side of the blue and gold ornament features the resort logo. On the other side, you will find Mickey & Minnie on a stroll. … Read more

REVIEW: 50th Anniversary EARidescent Firefly Mocktail and Smoked Meatloaf from Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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The 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World has begun and celebrations are taking place across the resort. Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom after a showing of the new Disney KiteTails, we stopped by Flame Tree Barbecue for dinner to try some of the special offerings. Smoked Meatloaf Platter – $13.99 Barbecue-glazed House-smoked Meatloaf served with … Read more

REVIEW: Dumbo Churro Fails to Fly, Jumbo’s Surprise Soars for 50th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom

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Two new Dumbo-themed snacks have landed at the snack carts in Storybook Circus for the 50th anniversary of the Magic Kingdom. Dumbo Churro – $7 Churro rolled in peanut dust, served with chocolate dipping sauce We could not taste the peanut dust at all. It was just like a regular churro. Every couple of bites, … Read more

PHOTOS: New Minnie Mouse Mini Backpack Debuts in Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Collection

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The Walt Disney World 50th anniversary is in full swing, and new merchandise continues to arrive each day. An EARidescent Minnie Mouse mini backpack has debuted as part of the Celebration Collection in World of Disney at Disney Springs. Celebration Collection Minnie Mouse Mini Backpack – $24.99 Minnie Mouse and a shimmering gold bow are … Read more

PHOTOS: New Star Wars ‘Skywalker Academy’ Spirt Jersey Lands at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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The newest Star Wars Spirit Jersey has landed in Discovery Trading Company at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Star Wars Spirit Jersey “Skywalker Academy” – $74.99 The front of the heather blue Spirit Jersey features the Jedi Crest. Blue and white stripes are on each sleeve. The back reads, “Skywalker Academy.” “Skywalker Academy” was trademarked by Lucasfilm … Read more

REVIEW: Celebrate 50 Years of the Country Bears With Wendell’s Bear Claw From Westward Ho at the Magic Kingdom

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The Magic Kingdom celebrated its 50th birthday on October 1, which also marked 50 years of the Country Bear Jamboree. In honor, Wendell’s Bear Claw, one of several Country Bears-themed food items is available at Westward Ho. Wendell’s Bear Claw – $5.99 A traditional bear claw dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with hazelnuts Wendell was … Read more

REVIEW: 50th Celebration Cupcake from Le Petit Café at Disney’s Riviera Resort

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Celebrations for the 50th anniversary can be found all across Walt Disney World, and the resorts are no exception. We made a stop at Disney’s Riviera Resort to try the 50th celebration cupcake from Le Petit Café. 50th Celebration Cupcake – $5.99 Vanilla Cupcake, Cake-flavored Mousse, Caramel-Buttercream Icing, garnished with Crisp Pearls, 50th Anniversary Sprinkles, … Read more

PHOTOS: Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Cinderella Castle Earrings and Necklace Set Arrive at the Magic Kingdom

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Accessorize your EARidescent outfit for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World with a new earrings and necklace set from the Emporium at the Magic Kingdom. Cinderella Castle 50th Anniversary Earrings and Necklace Set – $39.99 All pieces feature Cinderella Castle with pearlescent beads. The necklace also features the “50” logo celebrating the anniversary.

PHOTOS: New Starbucks ‘Been There Series’ Animal Kingdom Mug and Matching Ornament Debut for Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary

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Fans of the Starbucks “Been There Series” will want to stop by Creature Comforts as a new Animal Kingdom mug and matching ornament have debuted, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. 50th Anniversary Animal Kingdom Mug – $22.99 The mug and matching ornament feature the same design. A lot of Animal Kingdom imagery … Read more