February News Roundup

While we post News as it happens on our Dole Whipped Facebook Page, sometimes it’s good to have all that’s been happening listed neatly in once place! So without further ado, the February Disney news roundup:

1) Be Our Guest restaurant at Disney’s Magic Kingdom will begin taking reservations for lunch starting February 25th. It has been confirmed by Disney Parks Blog that Be Our Guest lunch will remain a Quick Service entitlement on the dining plan and you’ll be able to pre-order your lunch choices starting at 30 days prior to your reservation. There are still rampant rumors (including a leaked menu) that breakfast will soon begin to be served at Be Our Guest as well. As soon as that rumor turns into actual news we’ll be sure to let you know!

2) The golden carriage used in Disney’s upcoming Cinderella movie is on display at Hollywood Studios! The carriage will be up for a short period after the movie’s March 13 premiere, leaving Hollywood Studios on April 11th, so if you’re at Walt Disney World before then be sure to check it out! (source)

3) Disneyland attraction “Luigi’s Flying Tires” will be permanently closed effective February 16th. Details are vague on the new attraction that will be taking its place, expected to open at the beginning of 2016.

4) An all new Frozen short film will debut at the beginning of Disney’s live action Cinderella movie! The short is 7 minutes long and features (of course!) a “catchy” song sure to make fans of Frozen happy. I personally can’t wait to see this! (source)

5) The interactive portion of Peter Pan’s Flight’s new queue opened at the end of January! See a video here.

6) Disney World’s newest Starbucks location, The Trolley Car Cafe,  has opened at Hollywood Studios! See photos here.

Which Disney news are you most excited about? Tell us here in the comments or head to our Facebook page! 

Our first night in California Adventure

IMG_7762 After brunch at The Plaza Inn, we headed back to the Disneyland Hotel. We rested and went for a swim. After our afternoon off we headed over to California Adventure.IMG_7776 We had dinner at Paradise Pier: we got pizza and hot dogs from around the boardwalk area. Then we rode King Triton’s Carousel. My son loves riding the horses on any carousel and he didn’t seem to mind that these horses were all sea creatures. IMG_7807We literally walked right into the Pixar Pals Parade, so we stopped and let Anthony enjoy the characters from one of his favorite movies: Monsters University.

After the parade we walked into Carsland. We were impressed from our first glimpse. We rode Luigi’s Flying Tires and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. We met Mater and Lightning McQueen and had ice cream at the Cozy Cone Motel. This new land was most definitely the highlight of the trip. Now when we watch the movie, we say… it’s just like Carsland!

IMG_7819Once we called it a night we exited through the Grand Californian Hotel as a shortcut back to our hotel. 
IMG_7929This is Part 3 of my Trip Report on our trip to Disneyland in April 2014. To read the rest of my report, click here to go to the table of contents.