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Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Posted By Charlie on Walt Disney World - In my opinion, Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano in Disney's Hollywood Studios has always been hit or miss. But on my last two visits, it was exceptional. I couldn't wait to re-visit another year later and see if that was still the case. And, I gotta say, this place is still a hidden gem.

Disney California Adventure reportedly set to close Luigi's Flying Tires in January

Posted By Charlie on Walt Disney World - Disneyland cast members have leaked a new schedule that will see Luigi's Flying Tires in Cars Land close next January 12 for an 11-month refurbishment. It's highly unusual for a functioning attraction in a popular land to go down for such a long period so relatively soon after its opening. (Luigi's opened with Cars Land just two summers ago.) Given the unpopularity of the ride with fans and designers, it's easy to jump to the conclusion that this January closure might be the end of Luigi's at least in its current form.

Luigi’s Flying Tires in Cars Land to be Removed; New Attraction in Development for Florida Cars Land?

Posted By Charlie on Disneyland Walt Disney World - Disneyland released an upcoming refurbishment for early 2015 today, and interestingly enough, Luigi's Flying Tires in Cars Land is listed as closed January 12th through December 1st, 2015. Rumors have been circulating lately that the ride would be remodeled or replaced with a new, trackless “flat” ride starring Luigi and Guido from Cars, but this is the first confirmation from Disney that the attraction is closing. What exactly is planned is still a mystery, but it would seem that it may be connected to Cars Land clones being developed for other Disney resorts around the world.

Dining in Disneyland: Zero Premium Popcorn Bucket and Other Halloween Time Popcorn Souvenirs

Posted By Charlie on Walt Disney World - The star of the Halloween Time popcorn world this year is most definitely the Zero Premium Popcorn Bucket. Zero is currently residing in New Orleans Square at the Popcorn Wagon where Oogie Boogie is hard at work! When I first saw this adorable little dog house I knew it had to be mine.

Memento Mori Haunted Mansion Specialty Shop in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Posted By Charlie on Walt Disney World - Welcome, foolish mortals… to Memento Mori, the new Haunted Mansion gift shop in Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square! “Materializing” on October 6th, this spot (formerly Yankee Trader) is situated right by the Haunted Mansion, naturally. And we’re dying to show you Haunted Mansion fans some of the gems tucked inside. Seriously, this place is pretty awesome.

Disney Rebrands 'Glow with the Show' and Introduces Its Own Interactive Magic Wands

Posted By Charlie on Walt Disney World - Disney will rebrand its "Glow with the Show" ears as "Made with Magic" and expand the product line-up to include light-up Mickey hands, a Minnie headband, and an interactive magic wand. The psychedelic Mousekeeter ears will remain on sale and continue to work in sync with selected Disney nighttime shows and indoor attractions. The hands and headband will operate in the same way as the ears. The magic wands, however, also will have the ability to trigger changes in the light patterns on the other items.

“Glow with the Show” To Become “Made With Magic,” Interactive Wands, Hats, and Gloves Coming Soon to Disney Parks

Posted By Charlie on Walt Disney World - Goodbye Glow with the Show! Starting with the release of some new interactive, light-up items at Disney Parks, all Glow with the Show technology and the use of it with now be referred to as “Made with Magic.”