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Panorama: Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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NEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood Studios

A panorama from inside Disney’s latest attraction “Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow”. This attraction is located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The scene includes Captain Jack Sparrow with the voice of Johnny Depp.

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NEW! “Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Here are some photos from the new Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The ride is currently doing soft openings and are expected to open December 6.

This is a sensory experience walk-through attraction like none other. The details are up to Disney standards and projection of Capt. Jack is phenomenal (It looks like a real person).

NEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood Studios

It is located to the right side of the sorcerer’s hat between Toy Story Mania! and the Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream exhibit.

NEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood Studios

NEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood Studios

This is the first room as you enter the attraction. Here the skeleton will talk about the upcoming adventure.

NEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood Studios

NEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The rise of Davy Jones.

NEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood Studios

As the boat sinks down to the bottom of the sea, her singing will summon all the other mermaids.

These next four photos shows a very good projection of Captain Jack Sparrow with a voice record done by Johnny Depp.NEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood StudiosNEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood StudiosNEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood StudiosNEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood Studios

And then some photos of the room lit up.NEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood StudiosNEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood StudiosNEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood Studios
NEW! "Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" at Disney's Hollywood Studios

ICE! 2012 Featuring Dreamworks’ Merry Madagascar at Gaylord Palms, Orlando

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ICE! 2012

Are you like me who just can’t wait for Christmas to arrive? If you are, then dig out your winter clothes and head over to Gaylord Palms resort and go to ICE!

Alex, Gloria, Marty, Melman, Julien and many other characters from the Madagascar movies are a part of this years ICE!.

ICE! Merry Madagascar is a truly unique experience, which is a must do for everyone visiting Orlando. Two million pounds of ice has been carved into a variety of characters and landscapes retelling the story of Merry Madagascar where Alex and his friends saves Christmas after Santa Claus crashed onto the island of Madagascar.

Merry MadagascarSanta's CrashICE! Sculpture of Alex, Melman, Gloria MartyThe Penguins from MadagascarMARTY!Santa and his reindeers By the FireplaceMadagascar's King JulienMadagascar's King Julien and the PenguinsMadagascar's Alex the Lion

Madagascar's MelmanMadagascar's GloriaMadagascar walking to King Julien

Madagascar's GLORIA

Gaylord Palms ICE! Slide

The very popular ice slide inside ICE!

BEWARE, it’s only 9° Fahrenheit in ICE! so be sure to dress appropriately! 
This is an event that just can’t be missed! 
ICE! will be open daily starting November 10 through January 1
Be sure to buy tickets online for the best deals!
Tickets can be purchased HERE!
 
 

Review: Be Our Guest Restaurant for Lunch and Dinner at the Magic Kingdom

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I have now attended both lunch and dinner at the newest Disney World Resort restaurant, Be Our Guest, and I will here share my opinions about the experience.

Be Our Guest restaurant is located in the not yet open New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom next to Enchanted Tales with Belle.

Let’s start with lunch!

First when entering the castle you head over to this room.

Lunch at Be our guest restaurant in Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom ordering the food

This room contains six suits of armor that whispers in French, sneezes, snores and coughs. It also contains three displays which shows menus and picture of the food that you will be able to order. This room will probably be very helpful when a longer line is formed. Guests can then see what they would like to have for lunch before they place their order in the next room, which will most likely speed up the ordering process.

The next room that you enter is the room where you order your food. The way you order the food is very similar to the way you order over at Captain Cooks at the Polynesian hotel, just a little more high-tech. Each group is given a RFID tracker in the shape of a rose, this will let your server know what food you ordered and where you are seated.

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Then you order what you would like to eat on this touch screen where you also can pay if you are paying with credit card. If you need to pay cash there is a register on the other side of the room. 

Lunch at Be our guest restaurant in Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom server with cart

For lunch, the servers will bring out the food in these carts.

We decided to dine in the Rose Gallery since that room is only open for lunches and not dinner. It’s a very beautiful room with a 7 feet tall music box in the middle and tapestries and paintings on every wall.

Here is a Panoramic photo of the Rose Gallery room which is open only for lunch guests. A very beautiful dining room with a big music box in the middle with a dancing Beauty and the Beast.

My wife had the Grilled Steak Sandwich and I had the Praised Pork. The grilled sandwich was pretty big and it came with a side of fries. I must unfortunately say that I though it was a bit tasteless and a bit overcooked and the fries was nothing out of the ordinary. The braised pork however was flavorful and perfectly prepared. Some more spices could be added but it was overall a good dish. Hint: If you are like me and want to have more sauces for your fries or sandwich that can be arranged with some persistence. I had to ask different people if the had some sauces and the first person said that only ketchup was available. The new one said that she could get me some other sauces and brought out some Mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and H1 steak sauce. The mustard complimented the steak sandwich perfectly!

Grilled Steak Sandwich, Be Our Guest

Grilled Steak Sandwich. $10.99

Braised Pork (Coq Au Vin Style), Be Our Guest

Braised Pork (Coq Au Vin Style). $11.99

Sauce Tray

Sauce Tray, which included: Ketchup, Dijon Mustard, Mayonnaise and H1 Steak Sauce.

Soda machines are also available in all the rooms and are self-serve so there is no extra charge for a refill.

Lunch was a little pricy for what you got and I don’t think you got the same value for your money when you compared to their dinner. I have to give them the thumbs up for their service! The food arrived just minutes after we sat down and they were really friendly. While we were eating they came up to us and asked how everything tasted and there were always someone present to take requests or concerns.

So let’s talk about dinner.

Dinner at the Be Our Guest restaurant was Fantastic!!

We had no problem getting a table and were ready to be seated within a matter of minutes. When we walked in we requested a table in our favorite room, the West Wing, which they had no problem in giving us.

The west wing of the Be Our Guest restaurant

The West Wing is a pretty small room and does not fit that many tables. It has two unique features that none of the other rooms have. It has a corner section which contains the Beasts enchanted rose and a fireplace with a painting of the Beast before he was turned in to a beast.

Enchanted rose in the Be Our Guest Fireplace with painting of the Beast in human form

And about every 20 minutes, a rose pedal will fall from the rose and when lightning strikes the castle, the painting will show a picture of the beast for just a brief second.

Dinner table at Be Our Guest

Tables are very nicely set up with the beautiful menus and napkins in the form of a rose. For dinner we had an appetizer, entrée, dessert and the extra little special order… The Grey Stuff!

Our first course was this assorted meats and sausage platter. It was a two-person appetizer and it was magnificent! The meats and sausages were flavorful and the bread was crisp and tasty. It reminded me a lot of the meat platter over at Wilderness Lodge’s Territory Lounge.

Assorted Cured Meats and Sausages served with Cornichons, Pickled Onions, and Toasted Baguette

Assorted Cured Meats and Sausages served with Cornichons, Pickled Onions, and Toasted Baguette. $14.99

Our entree’s were the Pork chop and the Pan-seared salmon. The pork chops were really good but could have used some more spices but it was the pasta gratin that made the dish! The salmon came with leek fondue and saffron mashed potatoes. It was flavorful and the sweetness of the saffron complimented the salmon in a perfectly.

Thyme-scented Pork Rack Chop

Thyme-scented Pork Rack Chop. $21.99

Pan-seared Salmon with Leek Fondue and Saffron Potatoes

Pan-seared Salmon with Leek Fondue and Saffron Potatoes. $15.99

The entrée was very great and the prices were good for what you got. We also had our first alcoholic beverage in Magic Kingdom while eating. I had beer and my wife had a glass of white wine.

Let’s move on to the deserts!

Desserts will be presented to you in like this. They use the same carts as they used during the day to serve lunch. I really like this way of serving dessert because you get a chance to see the deserts before you order them.

Cart with desserts

We ordered the Chocolate Cream Puff filled with Chocolate Mousse topped with Whipped Cream and the Lemon Meringue Cupcake with Vanilla Sponge Cake, Lemon Custard Filling and Flamed Meringue Icing. The Chocolate cream puff was good. It had a harder, crusty outside and a creamy inside. If you are a big fan of chocolate then this is for you. I’m more a fan of berry and fruit desserts and I LOVED the Lemon Meringue! It was delicious!

Chocolate Cream Puff filled with Chocolate Mousse topped with Whipped Cream

Chocolate Cream Puff filled with Chocolate Mousse topped with Whipped Cream

Lemon Meringue Cupcake with Vanilla Sponge Cake, Lemon Custard Filling and Flamed Meringue Icing

Lemon Meringue Cupcake with Vanilla Sponge Cake, Lemon Custard Filling and Flamed Meringue Icing

Most exciting of all was of course the FREE dessert! I’m of course talking about the Grey Stuff!

Try the Grey Stuff, It's delicious! Don't believe me? Ask the dishes!

Try the Grey Stuff, It’s delicious! Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes!

Well, to be honest with you, it was good! But I wouldn’t say delicious! What makes the grey stuff a must are two things.

1. It looks so beautiful! (The writing is done in chocolate!)

2. It’s FREE! (Limited to one/table)

Just keep in mind that the Grey Stuff has to be requested! It is not on the menu and they will not tell you about it unless you ask!

All in all, dinner was amazing! Even though the dinner was a bit more expensive, it had a much better value/dollar than lunch!

Leave me a comment and tell me what you thought about Be Our Guest and if you thought the Grey Stuff was delicious!

SotMK Spell card design for the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party released

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The Disney Parks Blog just released what their second card 02/P, in what is believed to be a 12 card series of event Sorcerer of the Magic Kingdom spell cards, will look like. The card will be released during MVMCP (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party) and will feature the characters Lanny and Wayne from the computer animated television special Prep & Landing.

Wayne and Lanny's Ornament Barrage

Wayne and Lanny’s Ornament Barrage

The previous card 01/P was given out during MNSSHP (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party) and featured our good friends Chip and Dale.

Chip and Dale's Bag of Tricks

Chip and Dale’s Bag of Tricks

The new SotMK card will be available to pick up at the main street fire station for those who have tickets for the event. Ticket and wristband will have to be shown in order to receive a card. The event will be hold at select days between November 9 – December 21. Tickets to the MVMCP can be purchase Here. I look forward seeing what animations the card have when used at the portals.