One of Disney Worlds youngest visitors tests out the MagicBand at a park.Photo: Disney Make sure to book a pass on the seasons key new attraction in the Magic Kingdom, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which has you riding in buckets on a smooth and family friendly roller coaster. You can also pre-book dining reservations and new, this season pick VIP spots for shows and parades. Theres even the option to save a time slot for character photo opportunities, thus avoiding the often lengthy and arduous ordeal involved in meeting Mickey (or, since the runaway success of Frozen, Princesses Anna and Elsa). For those who prefer not to have their vacation organized like a military assault, never fear these plans can also be customized and changed during the visit via the app. Just make sure to get yourself a good data plan and dont forget the phone charger. Anyone arriving on the day, or for those who feel edgy about the MagicBand for any reason, will be issued with a specially adapted card, though day guests can also purchase a MagicBand for $12.95 once inside. Want to meet your favorite Disney character, like Anna and Elsa from Disneys Frozen? By reserving external link time slots for photo-ops, you can and avoid long lines in the process.Photo: Gene Duncan/AP/Disney We are assured that the technology, which uses radio frequency, is both secure and private. No personal data is embedded, and bands can be disabled directly from the app.
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“The requirements to be on their list are stringent,” said Joey Conicella, co-owner of The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck. “Our baking operation as well as our truck was thoroughly inspected to meet their standards for food preparation and safety.” In addition, one of the things Disney was keen on when developing relationships with local trucks was quick service, said Conicella. “We scoped out the local food trucks before we built our vehicles, and we noticed that several trucks even the most popular ones had extensive menus which required people to wait a long time for their food, ” said Kleinschmidt. “We wanted great food with a quicker guest satisfaction. All of the Disney trucks have limited menus so that food can be in the guests’ hands in a timely manner. The Disney trucks at the event are Namaste Cafe, inspired by the flavors of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and offering items such as butter chicken and tandoori shrimp; Superstar Catering, offering favorites from Disney’s Hollywood Studios such as Margherita flatbread; Fantasy Fare, with popular tastes from Magic Kingdom parks all over the world, including sticky chicken and waffles and Disneyland’s famous corn dog; and World Showcase of Flavors, serving pierogies and grass-fed beef sliders inspired by the theme park’s many festivals. “We don’t see the food trucks as a waning trend,” said Kleinschmidt. “It’s going to continue to grow as people are continually inspired to seek out new flavors from here and around the world.” The Downtown Disney event, which is from 5 to 10 p.m., will be staged on the event lawn near House of Blues and Cirque du Soleil . And even though Pluto is welcome at the event, your pets are not.
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(Linda Etheridge) View/Post Comments “To participate in this trip and to march in Disney World is a phenomenal experience that few…of us will ever forget.” Alex Ethridge, student On Sunday, June 8, Brooklyn High School ‘s banddirector, Sean Sullivan, was in Orlando, Florida proudly participating with his Hurricane Marching Bandin the Magic Kingdom’s Soundsational Parade. A total of eighty-nine band members and Hurricettes, Brooklyn’s dance line, along with assistant Bobby Black and choral teacher Kim Cipriani, performed in one of the world’s most watched parades, marching down Disney’s Main St. at 2:30 p.m. The magical moment was the result of Sullivan’s ambition to cultivate his students for greater pursuits as well as show them confidence in their abilities. It was also a result of laborious communication with Disney, to whom Sullivan initially sent an application in September of 2012 and subsequently followed through with other requirements like photos and a performance DVD. “When all is said and done, our students may not remember the big Math exam or the day they took the ACT or even a Friday night football game in October,” says Sullivan, “but they will remember marching down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom playing Hail to the Varsity (our fight song) in front of 30,000 people. “I told the band that they probably would be back at another point in their lives, but it will never be this time with these people, together, again. The marching band is a close group. The fellowship of playing, performing and sharing in the process of making music in motion is what makes that bond so strong.” Brooklyn’s Hurricane Marching Band Courtesy of Sean Sullivan The high school students began payments in February 2013 to cover the trip’s expenses of travel, food, lodging, and fun.
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