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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Walt Disney World Updates and News

Today is a little mash up of Walt Disney World news that has trickled down recently- I've posted about them on my Facebook page, but here's a fun little recap!

First up is the California Grill. It's currently closed for renovations, and is supposed to reopen this summer. This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time- the food is delicious, and the experience unmatched. I love the goat cheese ravioli as my appetizer, Oak Fired Filet with potatoes as my entree, and Molten Lava Chocolate Cake as my dessert. No need for a menu- I can order it right now (and how  badly do I wish I could)! 

California Grill is located on top of the Contemporary Resort, near Magic Kingdom. There's windows in the restaurant that overlook Magic Kingdom- there's also a couple doors where you can walk out on the roof. You can watch the nightly fireworks show from here- all the while avoiding the crowds, and the music is piped in through speakers. If you eat earlier in the evening, all you have to do is keep your a piece of paper they give you to return to the restaurant to watch fireworks- the California Grill is located on the top floor that you can only reach by one elevator, and you have to be eating there to get on.

The interior of the restaurant was somewhat dated- it had a confetti theme. It looks more modern and sleek-and they have added a huge wine rack. It looks like they have added some different seating as well. One of my favorite things about the restaurant was how open it was- you could see the entire kitchen. Here's a picture of what the restaurant will look like-

They aren't stopping there with the redesign at Walt Disney World. They also changed the look of the WDW buses. It looks clean and sharp- but I don't know if they look as much "fun." Oh well, I'm sure it will grow on me. These are the Disney buses that take you from resorts and parks for free, one of the huge advantages of staying on property. 

Last is something the little Jake or Captain Hook at your fun is going to love. It's called "A Pirate's Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas." It'll be similar to the Kim Possible, Phineas and Ferb, and Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom activities. We've complete the Kim Possible one at Epcot- you were recruited to join her team, and were given a phone. You were given clues, and had to stand in front of specific spots in Magic Kingdom to advance and get more clues- items like statues and buildings would interact with you, by shooting smoke and other cool things.

In this new Adventure, you'll be given a treasure map, and will have to fight off pirate enemies- you're trying to join Captain Jack Sparrow's crew!

These little activities add so much value- and magic- to trips. If you or your child are worn out, or someone else is off on a ride, you can go do these and have a blast.  They are definitely worth checking out! You'll be able to a Pirate's Adventure in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World!

One reason why I love Disney- they are always working to get better! New theme parks, new rides, new hotels- but they also work hard to upkeep the attractions, restaurants, and other things that we already know and love about the Disney parks!

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