Mouse News and Notes

Disney has made a couple of announcements during the past week which will give guests more food options and park enhancements.

The first announcement was, well, two announcements but I’m lumping them into one news bite.  Disney Springs will have two new restaurants opening in 2015.  The first is The Boathouse.  The Boathouse is a nautical-themed restaurant that will feature three different bars: The Captain’s Raw Bar, The Admiral’s Club Bar, and The Dock Bar.  The Boathouse will be the launching point for boat-themed attractions which include a tour around the newly remodeled Disney Springs.  Menus have not been released for The Boathouse.  The restaurant is expected to open in Spring 2015.

The second restaurant will be brought to us by Masaharu Morimoto from the TV show Iron Chef.  This will be his fifth restaurant but his first feature Pan-Asian cuisine.  This two-story restaurant is taking the place of Mannequins Dance Palace and will be taste of cuisine from across Asia.  Morimoto Asia will be the name of the restaurant and they plan to open their doors in Summer 2015.

A new park enhancement has debuted in the Walt Disney World Parks.  Ride photos will now be automatically linked to a guest’s MagicBand and their My Disney Experience account under “My Photos.”  Walt Disney World is moving away from the video screens with the photo number and linking the photos to your account by meeting with a cast member and telling them your photo number.  Video Screens have already gone away at some attractions.

If you do not have a MagicBand, photos can be linked via a touch point by touching your park ticket or Memory Mark card to the photo.

I think this a great feature because takes away the “wait time” after the attraction.  I always seemed to get stuck behind the person who need to look at every photo on their account and take 20 minutes.  This eliminates that “wait time.”  Huge thumbs up from me.

That’s all the news I’ve got for today.  As always, you find me on Facebook by searching Dad For Disney or on Twitter @DadForDisney.  Thanks for reading!

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