Category Archives: Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom was the first park to open at Walt Disney World and remains not only the most popular of the Walt Disney World Parks but the most popular in the world.

Tron Coming To Walt Disney World

Tron Coming To Walt Disney World

When Shanghai Disney opened in 2016 one of the biggest attractions was a Tron roller coaster. To be honest when I saw the videos I was more than a little jealous . When rumors started floating around I got a excited.  But rumors are just that which leaves us with the question, is Tron coming to Walt Disney World? I cannot give you a definite answer. Bob Iger won’t return my calls but we can look at what the Tron coaster is, how likely it might show up in the States and where it might fit.

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Update: Woman Accused of Choking Teen

Woman Accused of Choking Teen

A few days ago I brought you the story of a woman accused of choking a teen at the Magic Kingdom. If you missed it you can read it here. Like I said in the original article I am not judging anything about the case because I was not there. Because I was not there I did not have both sides of the story.

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Well now we have the other side of the story. The accused has hired a lawyer and tells things a little differently then the alleged choking victim. I am just telling you there is another side. I am not taking either side because I was not there.  Continue reading Update: Woman Accused of Choking Teen

2017 Disney Holiday Party Dates

2017 Disney Holiday Party Dates have been released! This week Disney released the dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP.)

While we know the dates for the parties we do not know all the details yet. One important detail that is missing is price!

2017 Disney Holiday Party Dates

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Woman Accused Of Choking A Girl at Disney

Did you ever think you would read a headline like this one, “woman accused of choking a girl at Disney”? Well now you have. Not only has the woman been accused she has been arrested!

 

Woman Accused Of Choking A Girl at Disney

Now before we get into the details I want to make one thing clear. A woman accused of choking a girl at Disney is not a woman convicted of choking a girl at Disney. It is an allegation at this point but the story is taking some Disney sites by storm and I wanted to bring it to your attention.

The accused woman is 41 year old Tabbatha Mature. According to the reports she was sitting in the Magic Kingdom waiting for the fireworks. Seated in front of her were several teenagers who were travelling with their school.Woman accused of choking a girl at Disney

When the fireworks began the teens stood up and Mrs Mature (if this is true the name certainly doesn’t fit!) began to complain. The teens then allegedly began to leave telling Mature she could have their spot. Continue reading Woman Accused Of Choking A Girl at Disney

Disney Is Replacing Magic Kingdom Welcome Show

For years people have showed up early to be among the first to enter the Magic Kingdom. As a bonus they got to see the Magic kingdom welcome show. But now Disney is replacing the Magic Kingdom welcome show with something totally different.

The current welcome show actually takes place outside of the Magic Kingdom. Guests line up in front of the Mainstreet USA train station. Performers sing a welcome song. The mayor of Mainstreet USA makes a little speech and then the Walt Disney Railroad brings in Mickey and his friends. Disney has normally selected a family from the crowd to “help” Mickey. Eventually Mickey counts down from 10 and the gates are opened.

If you want to see a full video check out the one from iThemepark below. Continue reading Disney Is Replacing Magic Kingdom Welcome Show

Disney Adding Alcohol In The Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is the most visited theme park in the world but there is one thing some guests have been missing. They would like to have a drink. Until 2012 that was completely impossible. Since 2012 it was not easy to get alcohol in the Magic Kingdom but starting next week it will get a little easier according the the Orlando Sentinel.

The Magic Kingdom will still be drier than the other theme parks. There will still be some major restrictions for alcohol in the Magic Kingdom. In fact Disney is only adding alcohol to the menu at four locations which means there will be five places total in the Magic Kingdom where you can get something a little stronger than a Dole Whip Float. Continue reading Disney Adding Alcohol In The Magic Kingdom

Disney After Hours Returns

Who wants to wait in long lines and push through crowds at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom? If that is  you go ahead and skip this article but if you prefer short lines and low crowds keep reading . Disney After Hours is once again being offered in 2017.

So what is Disney After Hours? It is a limited time event that requires a special ticket for admission. The ticket is not cheap and not many (comparatively speaking) are sold. To know what guests who have attend in the past think be sure to read to the end of the article. There is a video with some interviews. Continue reading Disney After Hours Returns

New Muppets Show Invades Magic Kingdom

New Muppets Show Invades Magic Kingdom

Are you a fan of the Kermit, Mrs Piggie, and all their muppet friends? Well these is good news for you!  Starting October 2nd Disney will debut a new Muppets show at the Magic Kingdom.

There are not many details on the new show yet but we do know a few things. The new Muppets show is called, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.” The show will take place in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom. Continue reading New Muppets Show Invades Magic Kingdom

Three Reasons You Will Love Disney Memory Maker

Memory Maker? Do you even know what it is? If not you could be missing out on something that will keep memories of  your Walt Disney vacation alive for a lifetime.

Sounds good right? Of course it does. But like somethings (okay almost everything at Walt Disney World) it comes with a price.

There is some good news though! In an almost never seen or heard of move Walt Disney World actually lowered the price of the Memory Maker package. Yes, they lowered a price. Plus they have added an option to purchase it for only one day! Continue reading Three Reasons You Will Love Disney Memory Maker

Something Besides Burgers at Disney

Something Besides Burgers at Disney

Headed off to a Disney vacation but afraid of burger burn out? After all that is the only option theme parks really offer. Right? And they will be overpriced too. Right? Well Grumpy cannot disagree about the overpriced but there is no need to suffer from burger burn out. There is something besides burgers at Disney.

In fact you do not have to pay to have a fancy sit down dinner or hit one of the character buffets to escape the bun. There are plenty of options from sushi (yes Grumpy really said sushi) to bbq ribs that will not set you back a fortune. In fact most of them are one quick service dining credit.

Top Quick Service Options By Park

So where do you find these options? First let’s take a look at Grumpy’s top choice for each park (and one honorable mention.)

Magic Kingdom

Columbia Harbor House: In the Magic Kingdom and looking beyond Pecos Bill’s or Cosmic Ray’s? Give Columbia Harbor House a try. Located in Liberty Square you have probably seen it a million times and never paid attention. But you are passing up some good food! The menu centers around seafood and includes tuna, battered fish and shrimp. Have non-seafood people in your party? There are also chicken nuggets on the menu. The theme in the Columbia Harbor house is also worth a look.

Something Besides Burgers at Disney

Epcot

La Cantina de San Angel: Located in the World Showcase’s Mexico pavilion La Cantina de San Angel is an excellent escape from burgers.  La Cantina de San Angel offers excellent Mexican selections like Tacos de Barbacoa. These shredded beef tacos are a Grumpy favorite. The only drawback to La Cantina is the seating is very limited and is outdoor. Note: Don’t confuse La Cantina de San Angel with La Hacienda de San Angel. La Hacienda is in the pyramid and is table service (much higher prices.)

Hollywood Studios

Fairfax Fare:  If you head down Sunset Boulevard towards the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith and smell something good cooking it might be Fairfax Fare. This is another one of those places that is easy to overlook. Most people head to ABC Commissary or the Studio Catering Company. They are missing out on some good barbeque. Fairfax Fare offers chicken and spareribs. As with La Cantina de San Miguel one of the big drawbacks here is outdoor only seating.

Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree Barbecue: A real favorite for visitors to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Flame Tree is found on Discovery Island and offers ribs, chicken and pork sandwiches. The seating area is large but spread out and outdoors. But there is some bad news…Flame Tree is currently closed for refurbishment but some of their offerings are available at kiosks like Beastly Kiosk (also on Discovery Island) and Trilo-bite in Dinoland.

Honorable Mention

Be Our Guest: Be Our Guest is one of the hottest meals in the Magic Kingdom. And by hottest Grumpy means it is hard to get into not that the food everywhere else is cold. In fact it is so popular it is the only quick service (as of publication date) that offers Advanced Dining Reservations.

So why is it honorable mention? For one because you probably will not be able to get in there and it doesn’t really matter what they offer or how good it is if you cannot get in. Secondly, it is only Quick Service for breakfast and lunch. At dinner it becomes Table Service.

Be Our Guest is located in the new Beast’s Castle. It is impressive from the outside and inside. The menu has a French flair to it and includes Croque Monsieur (Grilled Sandwich of Carved Ham and Gruyere Cheese and Bechamel) with Pommes Frites, carved Turkey Sandwich Carved and carved prime chuck roast beef sandwich.

SOMETHING BESIDES BURGERS AT DISNEY