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Incredible New Shops Open at Downtown Disney

As Downtown Disney continues to transform into Disney Springs, new shops have  now open in the area that will be known as The Landing.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Disney Nostalgia

1997 Magic Kingdom Park Map

1997 Magic Kingdom Park Map

The other evening I was going through my past receipts and paperwork preparing to file my taxes. It’s something we 20 and 30-somethings like to refer to as adulting.

It’s a term first coined on twitter which means doing the monotonous things that a responsible adult is supposed to do such as, paying bills, filing taxes, showing up for work, and many of the ridiculousness that comes with being an adult.

Basically it’s the opposite of everything you truly want to do, such as geeking out with friends of the same fandom (for me it’s Harry Potter), playing video games, drinking around Epcot’s World Showcase, or anything you may feel takes you away from the mundane requirements of adulthood.

Back to the original story…

It was a day of many adulting activities when I ran across a box full of park maps I used to collect and the main one that stood out was a Magic Kingdom guidemap from November 24th to 30th, 1997. It stopped me because it was my 14th birthday weekend during that year and going to Walt Disney World during any of my childhood was always like an early Christmas gift.

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Disney Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival with topiary Mickey Mouse #epcot

Ten Great Ways to Enjoy Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

 

We all know that Spring is soon approaching, mainly because of the pollen, the birds, the bees, and the flowers springing to life at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. There you will find me in the midst of the colorful garden creations, the vivacious seminar events, and the consuming cocktails in true honor of the Mouse from March 1st through May 29th.

NikkyJ

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Kicks Off at Disney

The Atlanta Braves Spring training has officially kicked off at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex!

The first wave of Braves players began training this weekend with the first full-squad workout done on February 26th. The home opener is set for March 4th against the New York Mets at Champion Stadium in ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The Braves’ 18th spring training season at Disney will involve an 18-game home schedule providing fans with an up-close and personal experience when the Braves take on marquee teams such as the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and the Washington Nationals.

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Animal Kingdom Tree of Life

New Animal Carvings Debut on the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

New Animal Carvings Debut on the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

New carvings on the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom have been revealed! This majestic masterpiece debut bold, outstretched roots of the new animal carvings. Each carving was done with the most elaborate attention to detail as expected from the Imagineers of Disney.

Disney guests will be able to note the tiniest of insects to the powerful sculptures of the giant crocodiles, giving guests the ability to take photos up close and will help with guest flow.

NikkyJ

Walt Disney World News: Lunch Reservations Coming to Be Our Guest Restaurant

Lunch Reservations Coming to Be Our Guest Restaurant

Happy Saturday Hipsters! It’s time for your Walt Disney World News Around the Mouse.

Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park is an absolute guest and fan favorite at the Walt Disney World Resort.  Reservations can now be made for the fast-casual lunch experience at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Guest have the option to pre-order the meal 30 days prior up to 5 minutes before the reservation. Lunch is served daily from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

NikkyJ

New Details Released about Disney’s Trader Sam’s

New details have been released about Trader Sam’s debuting at Disney’s Polynesian Village.

Here is a sneak peek of some of the new beverages coming to Trader Sam‘s Grog Grotto. Trader Sam will debut new handcrafted cocktails made with fresh, authentic premium ingredients in souvenir cups. Guests will Indulge in the hidden treasures of the Polynesian Pearl, go for a wicky-wacky adventure in Waikiki, and dive deep with the Nautilus.

NikkyJ

New Merchandise Announced for Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

New Merchandise  for Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival !

Many ThemeParkHipsters have an avid passion for Walt Disney World merchandise, that’s why I try to keep each and everyone of you informed on the latest items coming throughout the parks.

NikkyJ
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Walt Disney World News: Valentine’s Day Inspired Cupcakes

Happy Sunday Hipsters! It’s time for your Walt Disney World News Around the Mouse

Two New Specialty Cupcakes Available:

Walt Disney World guests can now enjoy a Lady and the Tramp Valentine’s Day red velvet cupcake with dark chocolate ganache or a Cinderella vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting for just $5.19 each. The Lady and The Tramp and Cinderella cupcakes both will be available at the following quick service locations: FairFax Fare, Pizza Planet, Starring Rolls, Backlot Express, ABC Commissary, Studio Catering Co., Rosie’s All American Café and The Trolley Car Café.

NikkyJ

New Disney Merchandise Artwork Reminiscent of First Visits

What’s New in Disney Merchandise News:

Each year, the Disney Design Group creates a new art program with this year’s feature of Artwork Reminiscent of First Visits. This design group sought to create incredible pieces of art that captured the familiar feelings guests have when visiting Disney Parks for the first time.

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