Plus a new dance party is coming to Disney Springs and Downtown Disney
Three very popular Walt Disney World character dining meals are coming back and hugs are included. Find out when they'll be back in this week's episode of the Disney Travel News Podcast, your 15 minutes of Disney magic.
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You've Been Asking for it and Now More Character Dining is Returning to Walt Disney World
If you want a character hug with your Disney meal, you're in luck as several Walt Disney World character-dining experiences are getting ready to bring the characters back. Here's what we know about which restaurants are bringing back characters and when they're reopening.
Crystal Palace, Magic Kingdom Park
On September 20, 2022, your favorite characters from the Hundred Acre Wood will be back at The Crystal Palace: A Buffet with Characters featuring Winnie the Pooh and Friends. This greenhouse-inspired restaurant is located just off of Main Street U.S.A. near the hub and features dishes like Carved Prime Rib, Seasonal Ravioli, and Peel & Eat Shrimp.
'Ohana Character Breakfast, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
The ‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch is a worthwhile breakfast experience and it's scheduled to return on September 27, 2022. According to Disney, you'll be able to once again get some hugs while you feast on dishes like the Pineapple Coconut Breakfast Bread and Mickey Waffles and sip on the iconic Lilikoi Juice and Moana Smoothie.
Cape May Café, Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Cape May Café, a New-England inspired dining room, is an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet and it will be back with characters on October 4, 2022 for the Cape May Café Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast. In the past, this one has featured Minnie, Goofy and more friends and is a fun way to start the day. There's lot of great food from which to choose, including Salted Caramel Beach Buns and of course Mickey and Minnie Waffles.
Zombies 3 is coming soon and Disney is celebrating with a Zom Beatz Bash at Downtown Disney and Disney Springs
Disney loves a good party and this summer's theme is the ZOM-BEATZ BASH. This a dance filled event will feature music from the Disney Channel movies ZOMBIES, ZOMBIES 2 and ZOMBIES 3, with a premiere date of July 15 on Disney+ and August 12 on Disney Channel.
ZOM-BEATZ BASH is a 20-minute DJ-hosted stage show event for guests of all ages to try out some zombie dance moves, sing-along to favorite songs or snap a pic at the ZOMBIES 3 photo wall.
Parties will take place at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World.
Thor Love and Thunder at Disneyland and Walt Disney World
Jane Foster at Avengers Campus
For a limited time, Jane Foster will roam the grounds of Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure park, encountering recruits and occasionally challenging others to test their worthiness with the mythical hammer, Mjolnir.
The Ganachery at Disney Springs, Walt Disney World is where you can try Mighty Thor’s Hammer (a Chocolate Mjolnir). This special dessert is available July 1-31 while supplies last (limit two per person).
If you are looking for a worthy beverage holder, look no further than Mighty Thor’s Hammer Novelty, available starting July 8 in Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park. The hammer opens on top to hold a contour bottle or cup and includes choice of bottled beverage at time of purchase. This offer is while supplies last and there is a limit of two (2) per person, per transaction. No Discounts Apply. This novelty will be sold at Shawarma Palace, Shawarma Palace Too (novelty available via mobile order as well) and at the outdoor vending cart at the entrance to Avengers Campus near Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Unboxing the latest Thor merchandise with the stars of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
Even Spider-Bots can join in the celebration with a new Thor Tactical Upgrade, available at WEB Suppliers in Disney California Adventure park. The Spider-Bot armor plating upgrade equips your Spider-Bot with its very own uru-powered Mjolnir and intensifies its high-velocity attacks by summoning the power of thunder.
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