For those of you who have been wondering how different the Main Street Bakery will be when it reopens in May with Starbucks inside, we managed to uncover some concept art of the interior that you will find very interesting: The interior is currently being gutted and is getting an entirely new design. Hopefully this new layout will speed up the lines and clear out some of the congestion that was always a problem with the old bakery. Stay tuned to WDW News Today as more information becomes available on the Main Street Bakery featuring Starbucks products. In the meantime, what do you think of this new look for the Bakery?
For one week only January 21st-27th, long-lost friends are returning to Magic Kingdom park and guests may have a rare chance to brush shoulders with classic characters in Town Square. Classic characters such as Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar, Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, the Three Little Pigs and more will be appearing! We will have more information on this breaking story as it becomes available.
As we told you a few days ago, we were set to test the FastPass+ system at the Magic Kingdom over the weekend. Well, we sent reporter Zach Larson to try out the system and unlike previous tests, it seems things went really well: Here are the cards guests used for this test Now that the permanent machines for scanning FastPass+ cards have been installed, here’s a look at what will happen when you successfully use the system: Unlike previous tests, most reports we have read stated that all FastPasses that were possessed on guests card worked and scanned properly. With this successful test underway and new turnstiles & touch-to-pay machines popping-up around the resort, it is only a matter [...]
WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort on Tuesday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: IT’S ALMOST HERE! All of the Kodak picture spots will be removed soon as the sponsorship has come to an end The Cheshire Cafe sign is missing for some reason Work continues on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Gaston’s Tavern now has hot cocoa The Gaston’s Tavern stein is available again at Bonjour Village Gifts 2013 merchandise can be found just about anywhere at WDW now 2013 Duffy! The Disney Afternoon pins are now available 2013 mystery pins were recently released as well Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure mystery pin set [...]
With Test Track presented by Chevrolet officially opening tomorrow, we decided it might be a good idea to prepare you for thr rigors of designing your own custom car for ther Sim-Track. The following video will take you through the design process for both a car and a truck and will show you how each decision you make can affect your final score. Enjoy:
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth got to experience the new Test Track presented by Chevrolet during a cast men her preview recently and he has photos of the new attraction to share with is, so let’s see what’s inside!: The new entrance The new trashcans have the World of Motion logo on them The Chevy ENV in the first queue room The four categories of the tests are displayed as well, we assume cars from each category will go on display below these It is the Chevrolet Design Studio at Epcot More queue displays As kids talk, the car below is transformed into what they dream up through projection mapping You are prepared for the design process ahead Guests are then [...]
WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen checked-out the new Pete’s Silly Sideshow meet and greet in Storybook Circus in the Magic Kingdom on Friday an has plenty of photos to share with us of the experience, so let’s check it out: The entrance leads to two queues, one for Minnie and Daisy, another for Goofy and Donald A giant Pete serves as a gateway, a great nod to the glory days of Coney Island The graphics help guests understand the backstory Madame Daisy Fortuna Great details Minnie Magnifique! These dogs have appeared in various Minnie Mouse cartoons over the years The Astounding Donaldo The Great Goofini The queue is well-decorated as well
With the third season of the highly popular “See Ya’ Real Late” with Tom Corless coming to a close tonight, WDWNT is about to pull out all the stops for a season finale the likes of which you have never seen before! Not only will tonight’s show feature the epic conclusion to last week’s cliffhanger ending, but we have an all-star guest line-up including: Authors of “Epcot: The First 30 Years (An Unofficial Retrospective)“, Kevin Yee and Jeff Lange Tom Bricker of the Disney Tourist Blog The team from the WDW Kingdomcast podcast and Paul Barrie of “A Window to the Magic” And just so you don’t feel lost tonight, the first 14 episodes of season 3 are now available [...]
Walt Disney World not only previewed some of the delicious dishes for the Be Our Guest restaurant opening November 19th as part of New Fantasyland today, but they actually revealed that assorted wines and beers will be served as well. This will make Be Our Guest the first restaurant in the 41 year history of the Magic Kingdom to serve alcohol. “More than ever, we’re using storytelling and creativity as we develop our menus,” says Maribeth Bisienere, vice president of Food & Beverage and Merchandise for The Walt Disney Company. “We’re continually creating magical experiences, and Be Our Guest Restaurant at New Fantasyland is the next step in the evolution.” As guests dine amongst either the Ballroom, Rose Gallery, or the West [...]
We are pleased to announce that Issue 17 of WDWNT: The Magazine is now released. In this issue, we look back at 5 years of WDWNT. We also consider diverse topics such as Disney voice actors, Ray Bradbury, the songs of Main Street, Disney and the teen-age experience, a profile of Richard Terpstra, and the newest installment of our Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom fiction series. It’s all available for free at http://www.wdwntthemagazine.com. We hope that you will find the articles within both entertaining and educational. If you have any suggestions or feedback, we are always happy to hear from our readers. Just send an email to WDWNTthemagazine@wdwnt.com and share your thoughts. As a reminder, the magazine is available [...]