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Destino

Posted in EVERYTHING DISNEY on August 20, 2019 by disneychronicles

If you consider yourself a serious (hardcore) Disney fan you may have heard of Destino, maybe even watched it! No? Check YouTube. If you are a Salvador Dali enthusiast I bet you have heard of it also!

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Well I am a fan of both so here you go..

What is it you ask?

The quick answer….A short film that the Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí began working on with Walt Disney in the Forties. WHAT??? Salvador and Walt?? YUP! It’s true.

Destino is an animated film released in 2003. Destino is unique in that its production originally began in 1945, 58 years before its eventual completion in 2003!

Dalí and Disney came up with the idea of collaborating on the “Destino” short. Dalí began working on the film in 1946, creating 22 paintings and more than 135 storyboards, drawings, and sketches. Disney’s studio then generated about 20 seconds of original animation based on these ideas.

However, financial pressures caused by World War II and other commitments forced the studio to stop producing “Destino” and it was secured in the Disney vault for decades. In 1999, Roy E. Disney decided to finish the studio’s work on “Destino” while completing the production of “Fantasia 2000.”

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Gran Destino Tower takes its name from the Disney film “Destino,” Disney said “the tower is a whimsical, magnificent visual feast, diverse in its design and execution.”

I liked it as soon as I saw it! Has a very international feel… think Spain.

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The Gran Destino offers 545 modern guest rooms (including 50 suites and club-level services), a grand two-story lobby, new meeting venues, new lounges and a rooftop restaurant with spectacular views. The distinctive tower is the stylish new gateway to the 2,385-room resort.

Even though Dalí and Disney weren’t around to see it in person, their once-abandoned film was warmly received and even earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film when it was finally released in 2003.

The Edison at Disney Springs.

Posted in DISNEY DINING, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , on December 2, 2018 by disneychronicles

We dropped into The Edison for lunch on our visit to Disney Springs.

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The Edison is set in an abandoned power plant and has an industrial, gothic steampunk theme.  The multilevel restaurant is big and yet still has a cozy feel, with three bars, entertainment area, and various seating configurations. The hostesses are dressed in flapper dresses and the male servers are dressed in 1920’s style attire with suspenders and bow ties.

At lunch time the vibe is mellow, providing a great family dining experience, but after 10 pm it transforms into an Adult-only venue focused on craft cocktails and Cabernet entertainment. 

The menu consists of contemporary American fare, with a selection of sandwiches, salads and entrees; plus a focus on artfully crafted cocktails.  

 

 

We chose the Edison Burger -Signature Beef Blend of Sirloin, Short Rib, and Brisket topped with Cabot Cloth Bound Cheddar, crispy Onions, Smoked Bacon, House-made Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato, and Special Sauce served with Fries. It was AWESOME!

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Buffalo Chicken Sandwich-Spicy-fried Buffalo-style Chicken Breast Sandwich topped with Blue Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, and Pickles, with French Fries. Great also but VERY spicy.

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Chop Salad-Napa Cabbage, Greens, Grilled Chicken, Apple, Jicama, Pineapple, Pepper, Carrot, Spicy Cashews, and Sesame-Ginger. Good and especially enjoyed the sesame ginger.

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Overall a fun restaurant with very detailed theming! 

Would love to return for a date night.

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Posted in DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , , , , on October 31, 2017 by disneychronicles

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! and one of my favorite events at Disney! I have to add that I was worried my boys would grow out of it but really who grows out of all that CANDY!

This is a separate ticketed event that runs August to Early November. Magic Kingdom will close to all other guests and the party will go from 7pm to Midnight.


Don’t miss your chance to collect so MUCH candy, sweets and frightfully delightful treats–all while the park hosts grim grinning ghosts, eerie entertainment and Disney Characters that go bump in the night. Well sort of…since the tone of this event is “not-so-scary,” that means children of every age can enjoy the fun!

Many special events will entertain you thorough the night including…

One of my favorites? The Boo To You Parade! Make sure you line up early to see the Headless Horseman!

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Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

Hallowishes, Character Meet and Greets (Yes, In their Halloween best!)

 

Photo Ops, Exclusive Merchandise and did I mention shorter lines for the rides! It’s true!

If you missed it let’s plan a trip for next year! 😉

Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

Posted in EVERYTHING DISNEY on November 27, 2016 by disneychronicles

 

img_3841Debuting for the 1st time this year, now open and welcoming guests, with fifteen different Disney themed trees. Need some ideas? You must GO!

Last night we had the chance to walk through the trail and loved it! they are each themed and really fun!

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To pick a favorite I would have to go with Jungle Book for being the most Unique!

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Followed by the Villains!

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If you time your visit right, you’ll also have the chance to enjoy a light “snowfall” and a few toy soldiers walk by…a festive addition to make the experience perfect!

It is worth the visit! Enjoy!

See them all on my FB page…

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The New All Day Disney park!

Posted in EVERYTHING DISNEY on May 28, 2016 by disneychronicles

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Is transitioning to an all day park this summer and will be offering many nighttime activities including the Expedition Everest Roller coaster ride….can you imagine!! (Yes, I have done it) ( not sure I will do it again)!!
Nighttime Kilimanjaro Safari rides will offer a new glimpse of the animals after dark. The tree of life will also come alive at night!

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The New Rivers of light experience will feature floating lanterns and swirling animal images.
Starting this weekend the new show The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic will debut on the Discovery River.

Are you ready for a new Disney Adventure? Call me and I can help you work out all the different options!

The NEW Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen

Posted in DISNEY DINING, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , on December 15, 2015 by disneychronicles

Beginning Dec. 16, 2015, you can set off on a culinary adventure featuring “World Famous Jungle Cuisine” at the new Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Located steps from the legendary Jungle Cruise attraction, this new 222-seat table-service restaurant is staffed by the wisecracking crew of the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Diners are seated in one of three dining destinations inside the company’s headquarters-turned-restaurant: the mess hall; the jungle-inspired parlor once used by the company’s founder, Dr. Albert Falls and his family; or the former meeting room of the mysterious Society of Explorers and Adventurers.

The adventurous menu features bold and flavorful tastes inspired by the exotic flavors of the rivers traveled on the Jungle Cruise. You can try Trader Sam’s head-on shrimp, Dr. Falls’ signature grilled steak or the house-made arepas with slow-cooked beef, black beans, tostones and queso fresco. Little ones can enjoy items such as Junior Skip’s special mac and cheese. And for dessert, there is a Kungaloosh! – an African-inspired chocolate cake served with caramelized bananas and cashew-caramel ice cream. Refreshing non-alcoholic specialty beverages, Punch Line punch and Schweitzer Slush, will also be offered.

The Disney Dining Plan will be accepted at Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. Reservations are not currently being offered.

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Disney & Star Wars

Posted in EVERYTHING DISNEY on September 23, 2015 by disneychronicles

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Sneak Peek! Are you getting excited? It will be an amazing makeover for Hollywood Studios!

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