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Feb 13

50 Couples Renew Their Love at the Magic Kingdom for Valentine’s Day

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2013 Valentines day disney magic kingdom cinderella castle mine shirtsFifty couples came together this morning to renew their love amidst colorful fanfare in front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort. Cinderella and Prince Charming, Aurora and Prince Philip and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse joined in the ceremony hosted by the Major Domo. This one-day ceremony just one of the experiences planned during True Love Week taking place through February 17th at the Magic Kingdom theme park- all part of Limited Time Magic.

For True Love Week, guests can enjoy Cinderella Castle bathed in hues of pink, red, lavender and blue with themed lighting synced to romantic musical melodies.   There’s candlelit dinners for two with prix fixe menus at select restaurants during the most romantic week of the year; limited-edition pins,  newly-designed apparel and Vinylmation available at select merchandise locations.

Couples will feel the romance at every turn, as banners proclaiming True Love, heart-shaped signage and sweetheart-themed décor adorn Magic Kingdom, plus the rare opportunity to get a photo with Disney Princes as they escort their Princesses to enchanting character greeting locations. Limited Time Magic throughout 2013 includes 52 weeks of magical experiences – big and small —  for guests, ranging from park-wide events to special culinary treats to special moments of surprise and delight.


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Feb 13

Dates for the 2013 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

 

disney-social-media-moms-celebration Disney PR is hard at work behind the scenes dreaming up all of the magical details for the 2013 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration to be held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

This coveted annual event will span four fun filled and enlightening days from May 9 – 12th, 2013.

Like the 2012 event, the Celebration will be by “invitation” only and attendees will be kept to a minimum to preserve the intimacy of the event. For official word on the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration follow the official twitter feed of the event twitter.com/DisneySMMoms and the hashtag #DisneySMMoms


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Feb 13

Dates for Star Wars Weekends 2013 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star-Wars-Weekends-mickey minnie luke leiaStar Wars Weekends, the Force-filled, fun-fest that takes place annually at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, returns to the Walt Disney World Resort galaxy every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 17-June 9, 2013.

A celebration of all-things-Star Wars, the special event is included in regular park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Among the features: a special Star Wars-themed parade, appearances by Star Wars celebrities, special additions to Jedi Training Academy, a Star Wars-themed talk show, behind-the-scenes presentations, limited-edition merchandise, a nightly celebration and more.

The centerpiece of the celebration is Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, the immersive 3-D attraction that speeds guests through worlds featured in the Star Wars saga.

Also showcased at the event: the largest collection of official Star Wars characters gathered at any theme park in the world, roaming the areas and posing for meet-and-greet opportunities in front of themed scenery.


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Feb 13

Chocolate Souffle Recipe from Shula’s Steakhouse at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Shula's Chocolate Souffle

Ingredients

Stage 1:                                                          Stage 2:

Flour (1 oz.)                                                     Half & Half (1 qt.)

Cornstarch (1 oz)

Sugar (6 oz.)

Whole Eggs (3 each)

Egg Yolks (6 each)

Stage 3:                                                          Stage 4:

Chocolate, 64% Noel (12 oz.)                         Egg Whites (12 oz.)
Egg Yolks (6 each)                                         White Sugar (2 oz.)

Preparation

Base Mix:

-Place Stage 1 ingredients in stainless steel bowl and mix well with whip to dissolve any lumps. Set aside.

-Bring half & half (Stage 2 ingredient) to a boil

-Slowly add the hot half and half to the egg mixture (Stage 1 ingredients) stirring constantly. Once combined return to sauce pot and place back on stove. Cook on stovetop stirring constantly and bring to a boil; remove from heat.

-In a separate bowl combine the chocolate and yolks (Stage 3 ingredients). Slowly add the hot pastry cream mixture to the chocolate and egg yolks, continue stirring until the chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth.

-Cool mixture to approximately 120 degrees before attempting to add the whipped egg whites.

Soufflé:

-Place egg whites and sugar (Stage 4 ingredients) in separate mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed for approximately 5-7 minutes until stiff peaks form, being careful not to over mix

-Fold the whipped egg whites into the chocolate mixture in 2 parts: Half of the mixture to loosen/lighten the base and the remaining gently fold in lightly making sure to incorporate well.

-With a pastry brush, coat soufflé dish with whole butter.

-Place 1 TBL of sugar in soufflé dish, coat and discard excess sugar.

-Ladle soufflé mix into soufflé dish, gently tap dish on hard surface to remove / disperse excess air pockets.

-Place in 375 degree convection oven for 15-16 minutes or until done.

NOTE: 3 oz. base plus 6 oz. whipped egg whites = 1 Soufflé; Recipe yields 16-18 portions

Baking not your thing? Head on over to Shula’s Steakhouse and let the talented chefs there whip up this fabulous signature dessert on your next Walt Disney World vacation!


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Feb 13

Coffee Drinkers Rejoice as Disney Replaces Nescafe with Joffrey’s Property Wide

Mickey Mouse Disney Coffee MugOne of the biggest gripes I hear at the Walt Disney World Resort is about the coffee that is served.

Never Rarely have I heard…”Mmmm…that Nescafe coffee really hit the spot!”  In fact, the coffee has been dubbed Nes’crap’e by most guests who visit on a regular basis.  Coffee drinkers can get some relief at a few non-Disney owned locations throughout the resort currently.  And I’ve never seen so much caffeine fueled revelry as when the Starbucks announcement was made.

Here’s some more good news my java sipping friends! Nescafe is officially being evicted so that Joffrey’s can move in. How bout them apples?