DVC Newscast
DVC Newscast
Disneyland Holiday announcements, Disney Dining Reservation Systems updates, and more

Shannon, Peter, and Sue discuss recent Disney news, including the new menu at Trail's End and a limited-time discount for DVC Members on VIP tours. Magic Kingdom has a new interactive experience, Smellephants on Parade in Storybook Kingdom. Disney announced updates coming to their dining reservations system. Additionally, Disneyland Holiday events have been revealed! N119

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Trail’s End and Crockett’s Tavern Re-opens July 27th

Disney has announced the reopening of Trail’s End restaurant and Crockett’s Tavern on July 27th with all new menu selections. Trail’s End used to be a buffet restaurant but is now considered a quick-service restaurant. Some of selections include:

  • Pizza by the slice or whole pie
  • Choice of chicken, brisket or Pork Ribs as either hot grab-and-go with sides available by the pound.
  • Homestyle meals including cornbread, cole slaw and mashed potatoes.
  • Variety of desserts including Hoop-Dee-Do strawberry shortcake and Lemon Blueberry Trifle.

Crockett’s Tavern has favorite drinks and bar bites such as:

  • A Trio of Sliders (Pork, Brisket and Buffalo Chicken)
  • Fried Green Tomato sliders
  • Chicken Bites
  • Charcuterie Board
  • Crispy Cauliflower (a favorite on Hoop’s vegan menu).
  • Trailblazing Trio (Strawberry shortcake, Smores chocolate pudding, and vanilla pudding with vanilla wafers.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Discount offered on VIP tours to DVC members

E-mails were sent to Disney Vacation Club Members regarding a discount of up to 20% off VIP tours at Walt Disney World. Regular pricing for VIP Tours range from $450 to $900 per hour depending on the season. The 20% discount is available on select dates from August 15 through September 30. Eligible Members can book by calling (407) 560-4033.

Source: DVC E-mail, DVC website

Smellephants on Parade in Magic Kingdom

Last week, Disney announced a new interactive experience coming to Storybook Circus at Magic Kingdom called Smellephants on Parade. This new experience is sponsored by Scentsy, who is now the official home fragrance for Walt Disney World. The experience takes inspiration from the “Pink Elephants on Parade” sequence from “Dumbo”.

Cast Members will give guests a map and sticker sheet at the ticket booth in front of Big Top Souvenirs. Guests can then search Storybook Circus to find various elephant statues and record their unique scents.

Source: WDWNT

Disney updating dining reservation system

Disney has announced updates to the Disneyland and Disney World dining reservations system.  As part of the update, guests will be able to view all reservation slots available to them for their selected dining location and timeframe. Currently, only a few available reservation slots that fit the guest’s selected timeframe are shown. Reservation availability will also be sorted by meal period so guests can view which menu is being served during the time of their reservation, making it clearer whether it is a lunch or dinner. 

Source: WDWNT

Disneyland Holiday Events announced

The Holidays at the Disneyland Resort are returning on November 10, 2023, through January 7, 2024. Disney Festival of Holidays in California Adventure draws inspiration from multicultural seasonal celebrations and cherished traditions of Christmas, Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. Enjoy new and returning favorite food and beverage items at the marketplaces and groove to music and dance performances at the Palisades Stage, Sonoma Terrace and for the first time, in the Hollywood Backlot,. Also, get ready to dance along as Disney and Pixar characters march to the beat of the Holiday Toy Drummers in “Mickey’s Happy Holidays.” Holiday Overlays include “It’s a Small World” Holiday, the frightfully festive Haunted Mansion Holiday, and on Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree, which will both undergo seasonal spins for the “haul-idays.”

Further entertainment will include “A Christmas Fantasy Parade” starring characters from Toy Story, Frozen and more, “Believe…In Holiday Magic” nighttime spectacular with breathtaking fireworks and sprinklings of snow, and “World of Color – Season of Light” will fill Paradise Bay with the spirit of togetherness and love as hundreds of fountains illustrate warm moments from Disney animated films.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Friendship Boat debuts new color scheme

Disney is introducing a brand-new color scheme for Friendship Boats. Each boat will continue to have its own unique colors, and the newly painted vessels will feature a dark blue base. Guests can see the first Friendship Boat with the new color scheme sailing the waters of World Showcase Lagoon and Crescent Lake by the end of August.

Source: WDWNT

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