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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique News

An all new ‘Encanto’ Package is now available at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The Disney ‘Encanto’ Package” is available at both Fantasyland locations for $179.95 and includes: Makeovers at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique are very popular. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Setup an alert today and let us help you find… Read more »

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Roundup Rodeo BBQ Opening Date Announced

We finally know when Disney’s newest addition to the dining scene in Hollywood Studios will open – March 23. We’ve been waiting for this one since way back in the pre-pandemic days. When Disney first announced the restaurant plans, they included a projected opening date of 2020. But yeah… global pandemic. So like many other… Read more »

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Fireworks Dessert Parties: Are They Worth It?

“Here’s the thing – you’re paying for the reserved viewing, not the food.” Magic Kingdom fireworks are my happy place. Literally. I’ve told my therapist multiple times. I am always the person in our group who is totally willing to camp out in the perfect viewing spot two hours before the show starts. So when… Read more »

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Review: Steakhouse 71

In July of 2021 we waved goodbye to The Wave in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. On October 1st that same year we were introduced to it’s replacement – Steakhouse 71. Located on the first floor of the Contemporary Resort, this restaurant has quickly become a guest favorite and many would say it’s the best budget steakhouse… Read more »

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Park Watch: What’s Happening This Month

And just like that it’s a new year and a new month. While most of us are probably feeling some post-holiday exhaustion and taking it easy, there’s always something happening at Disney. Here’s a look at some of what’s happening in Disney Parks this month. Disney After Hours Disney After Hours Events are returning to… Read more »

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Review: California Grill 50th Anniversary Celebration Menu

Also known as that time I accidentally ordered a $137 cocktail and was too embarrassed to send it back. The Setting We’ve eaten here multiple times over the years and California Grill never disappoints. The menu changes with the seasons and the views are unbeatable. The restaurant is located on the top floor of the… Read more »

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022

With All Hallows’ Eve right around the corner, it was high time I posted about our experience at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year. There’s A LOT going on at this event. We’ve been multiple times and I still haven’t done it all. So I’ll share my thoughts on what I can from experience and… Read more »

Happily Ever After Fireworks

Happily Ever After Fireworks Will Return!

Standing in front of Cinderella Castle watching fireworks is and will always be my happy place. Like many, the 50th Anniversary show Disney Enchantment just never gave me the goosebumps that Happily Ever After did. We all knew a special 50th Anniversary show was part of the plan but we weren’t prepared for the announcement… Read more »

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Review: Oga’s Cantina

The SettingDisney definitely raised the bar for immersive experiences with Galaxy’s Edge and a standout example of that is Oga’s Cantina. The restaurant’s non-descript exterior hides one of the most immersive areas of the park. No lie – as soon as we walked in the door I nerded out hard core. Oga’s Cantina is a… Read more »

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Review: Chef Mickey’s Character Breakfast

Chef Mickey’s is definitely one of, if not the, oldest character dining experience at Walt Disney World, and these days people seem to have a love-hate relationship with it. I have a working theory as to why it gets mixed reviews, which I’ll come back to later. The SettingLocated in the Grand Canyon Concourse area… Read more »

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Review: Space 220 Restaurant

The SettingSpace 220 is one of Disney World’s newest and most popular dining experiences. Located next to Mission Space, this restaurant offers the immersive experience of dining among the stars on an orbiting space station. After you check in for your reservation at the outdoor information desk, you will be directed indoors to the Space… Read more »

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Mickey Mouse 4th of July Popsicles

Hey MouseWatchers! Today we’re bringing a little Disney magic to our 4th of July Celebration with these adorable Patriotic Mickey Mouse Pops. I just happen to have this adorable vintage Mickey Mouse popsicle mold that was a gift from my mother-in-law but this recipe can be adjusted for any size or shape of popsicle mold… Read more »

Halloween Updates Already!

Hey MouseWatchers! Mrs. MouseWatcher here. I’m not going to bore you with a detailed excuse for why things have been quiet here on the blog. I’ll just say that life happened. It was a crazy year of Disney news! New parks opened, favorite food spots closed while exciting new ones were announced, the Resistance rose, massive… Read more »

Happy Birthday MouseWatcher!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a whole year – and what a year it’s been! We’ve been working hard every day to improve our service and make it easier for more people get the dining reservations that make their Disney vacations magical. We’re looking forward to another year of MouseWatching and sharing… Read more »

Paying for Perks: Part 2 – The VIP FastPass+ Experience

In Part 2 of our look at the perks we experienced on our last Disney World trip, we talk about Disney’s VIP FastPass+ pilot program. The Rumor Around the time I started planning our last Disney World trip, I started reading rumors about a pilot program that Disney had started testing in January 2018. Rumor… Read more »