Star Wars Land Concept Art Released

This past Sunday evening during the “Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland at 60” event on ABC Disney announced several new details as well as pieces of concept are for the new Star Wars Land coming to Disneyland in California and Hollywood Studios in Florida.

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Harrison Ford, one of the stars of the Star Wars movies, presented the segment that simply referred to this project as the “Star Wars Experience”. During the presentation guests saw artwork of the Millennium Falcon attractions which it appears will actually give guests control of the infamous ship.

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Another part of the presentation look at a new ride that is going to deal with a battle sequence and some sources are describing this as a dark ride similar to Spiderman at Universal Studios. This ride is thought to center around subject matter from the newest film, The Force Awakens.

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Finally, the video showed images of a walk through Millennium Falcon, the Cantina, a street market, and a sit down “dinner club” dining experience.

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Let us know your thoughts on these new details by commenting below.

River Belle Terrace Now Taking Reservations at Disneyland Park

Recently Disneyland has converted the iconic River Belle Terrace from a quick service restaurant to a table service restaurant. As of February 10 River Belle Terrace was taking reservations via the normal reservations methods of the Disneyland resort. The menu, although still themed similarly to what it was before, has been revamped and modified for the new table service atmosphere.

As far as appetizers guests will be able to find toasted bread and celery served with pimento cheese dip. Also, grilled and chilled shrimp will be served with BBQ cocktail sauce and lemon. Finally there will be some salads available one of which is a house arugula salad with apple, gorgonzola, candied pecans, dried cranberries, and an apple vinaigrette.

There will be a wide variety of entrees available, but the chefs have turned to some fantastic southern dishes like pork spare ribs, sustainable fish, oven-roasted sausage links, and oven-roasted barbecue chicken. There will also be some interesting sandwiches on the menu featuring fried chicken, beef brisket, or pulled pork. For those that want a lighter entree option there will also be some entrees that such as a salad topped with grilled shrimp, grilled chicken, or BBQ tofu.

Finally, the desserts that have been developed for the River Belle Terrace are something many are looking forward to. From a maple, apple & bacon bundt cake to a butterscotch pudding parfait it appears as though guests are going to be pleased. Another interesting dessert option that we will be sure to try is the fried cheesecake.

Have you been to the new River Belle Terrace since the switch was made? If so, comment below and let us know about your experience.

Disney News & Listener Questions from 2/15/2016 – Episode 4

cropped-NEW-Icon-Edit-A.jpgIn this week’s episode, for February 15, 2016, Jon and Lysa will be discussing news and current events at Disney Destinations around the world as well as taking your listener questions on Disney travel.

Please send any questions about the show to host@mousedreamsblog.com and visit our website, www.MouseDreamsBlog.com for more information. Also, like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/MouseDreamsblog and follow us on Twitter @MouseDreamsBlog.

Finally, thanks to our sponsors and friends at Big Dreams Travel, an Authorized Disney Travel Planner. Visit them at www.bigdreamstravelusa.com to help with your next vacation.

You can submit Disney trip planning questions for us to answer on the show by e-mailing us at podcast@MouseDreamsBlog.com, by tweeting your question to @MouseDreamsBlog on Twitter, or by visiting the listener questions page on our website at www.MouseDreamsBlog.com/podcastquestions. We would love to answer your questions on travel including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or Disney Cruise Line. Have a great week everyone and thanks for listening!

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Lysa’s Fall Disneyland Experience – Episode 3

cropped-NEW-Icon-Edit-A.jpgEpisode #3: Week of February 8, 2016
Host: Jon Arthur
Co-Host: Lysa Thornton

In this week’s episode Jon and Lysa will be discussing news and current events at Disney Destinations around the world,  hearing about Lysa’s recent trip to Disneyland for a travel agent education program, and taking your listener questions on Disney travel.

Please send any questions about the show to host@mousedreamsblog.com and visit our website, www.MouseDreamsBlog.com for more information. Also, like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/MouseDreamsblog and follow us on Twitter @MouseDreamsBlog.

Finally, thanks to our sponsors and friends at Big Dreams Travel, an Authorized Disney Travel Planner. Visit them at www.bigdreamstravelusa.com to help with your next vacation

You can submit Disney trip planning questions for us to answer on the show by e-mailing us at podcast@MouseDreamsBlog.com, by tweeting your question to @MouseDreamsBlog on Twitter, or by visiting the listener questions page on our website at www.MouseDreamsBlog.com/podcastquestions. We would love to answer your questions on travel including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or Disney Cruise Line. Have a great week everyone and thanks for listening!

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What’s Coming to Disney Parks in 2016 – Episode 2

cropped-NEW-Icon-Edit-A.jpgEpisode #2: Week of February 1, 2016
Host: Jon Arthur
Co-Host: Lysa Thornton

In this week’s episode Jon and Lysa will be discussing news and current events at Disney Destinations around the world, discussing a preview of what’s to come for Disney Parks in 2016, and taking your listener questions on Disney travel.

Please send any questions about the show to host@mousedreamsblog.com and visit our website, www.MouseDreamsBlog.com for more information. Also, like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/MouseDreamsblog and follow us on Twitter @MouseDreamsBlog.

Finally, thanks to our sponsors and friends at Big Dreams Travel, an Authorized Disney Travel Planner. Visit them at www.bigdreamstravelusa.com to help with your next vacation.

You can submit Disney trip planning questions for us to answer on the show by e-mailing us at podcast@MouseDreamsBlog.com, by tweeting your question to @MouseDreamsBlog on Twitter, or by visiting the listener questions page on our website at www.MouseDreamsBlog.com/podcastquestions. We would love to answer your questions on travel including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or Disney Cruise Line. Have a great week everyone and thanks for listening!


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How We Got Hooked on Disney – Episode 1

cropped-NEW-Icon-Edit-A.jpgEpisode #1: Week of January 25, 2016
Host: Jon Arthur
Co-Host: Lysa Thornton

In this week’s episode Jon and Lysa will be discussing news and current events at Disney Destinations around the world, discussing our vision for the MouseDreams Podcast, telling how your hosts got hooked on Disney, and taking your listener questions on Disney travel.

Please send any questions about the show to host@mousedreamsblog.com and visit our website, www.MouseDreamsBlog.com for more information. Also, like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/MouseDreamsblog and follow us on Twitter @MouseDreamsBlog.

Finally, thanks to our sponsors and friends at Big Dreams Travel, an Authorized Disney Travel Planner. Visit them at www.bigdreamstravelusa.com to help with your next vacation.

You can submit Disney trip planning questions for us to answer on the show by e-mailing us at podcast@MouseDreamsBlog.com, by tweeting your question to @MouseDreamsBlog on Twitter, or by visiting the listener questions page on our website at www.MouseDreamsBlog.com/podcastquestions. We would love to answer your questions on travel including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or Disney Cruise Line. Have a great week everyone and thanks for listening!

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Characters from Goofy’s Kitchen Temporarily Appearing at PCH Grill

Goofy's KitchenGoofy’s Kitchen, which is located inside the Disneyland Hotel in California, is currently going through a refurbishment. The Disney Parks Blog says the restaurant is getting a “fresh new look” and will be closed from January 19 to February 9, 2016. Disneyland has made the decision to temporarily move the characters to the PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

The Disney Parks Blog went on to say this about the temporary experience: “The restaurant’s beachy, laid-back atmosphere is a fun spot for the new Beach Side Bonfire Dinner Buffet with Mickey & Friends featuring classic California dishes — smoked tri-tip, baby back ribs, fish tacos, sautéed shrimp, steamed clams, mac-n-cheese, fried chicken and mini hamburgers and hot dogs right off the grill. Cap off your meal with a sweet ending and “perpetual summer” beverages, including watermelon lemonade and our signature peach-and-blood-orange tea.

The PCH Grill already hosted a Mickey & Friends breakfast each morning and that will continue during this time period.