Out and About: ‘Toy Story Drop!’ Summer Pop-Up Experience Opens at #Disney Springs

Toy Story Drop! Summer Pop-Up Experience Opens at Disney Springs

It’s the summer of Toy Story at Disney Springs, as a limited time pop-up for the online “Toy Story Drop!” game opened this week.

This new mobile game takes place in the Toy Story universe, and was created by Big Fish Games in collaboration with the Disney and Pixar Games team.

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Disney Springs Offers ‘Flavors of Florida’ Promotion This Summer @DisneySprings #DisneyDining

This summer, Disney Springs is offering a "Flavors of Florida" promotion featuring dishes and beverage pairings that celebrate the Sunshine State at twenty different dining locations.

This summer, Disney Springs is offering a “Flavors of Florida” promotion featuring dishes and beverage pairings that celebrate the Sunshine State at twenty different dining locations.

Through September 2, enjoy everything from fresh catch ceviche and Key West shrimp cocktail to Florida orange ganache and key lime pie. There’s even gator on the menu at some participants.

Keep track of your dining progress with a free “Flavors of Florida” guide, available at guest services and participating restaurants.

Here is what the “Flavors of Florida” is bringing to Disney Springs:

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Tickets Now Available for #NBA Experience Opening this Summer at #DisneySprings

Walt Disney World is giving guests who are basketball fans a glimpse inside the new NBA Experience coming to Disney Springs in summer 2019.

The NBA Experience is slated to open August 12 at Disney Springs, and tickets are now available to book.

The basketball-themed attraction will feature two floors filled with 13 interactive games and hand-on activities.

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M•A•C Cosmetics to Host World Premiere Event for Disney’s Aladdin Collection at #DisneySprings @MACCosmetics

M•A•C Cosmetics to Host World Premiere Event for Disney Aladdin Collection

M•A•C Cosmetics and Disney have teamed up to create the latest make-up collection inspired by Disney’s live action movie “Aladdin,” and they are hosting a world premiere event at Disney Springs on Wednesday, May 15.

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New Details Revealed for NBA Experience at Disney Springs

Walt Disney World is giving guests who are basketball fans a glimpse inside the new NBA Experience coming to Disney Springs in summer 2019.

Walt Disney World is giving guests who are basketball fans a glimpse inside the new NBA Experience coming to Disney Springs in summer 2019.

Developed by Walt Disney Imagineering in collaboration with the NBA, the new attraction will feature hands-on activities that immerse guests into the world of professional basketball.

With a dozen unique and innovative activities, guests will:

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Orlando Area Dining News Round-Up – November 10: Urbain 40, Ford’s Garage, Taverna Opa, and More

Read the CitySurfing Orlando review of the 2018 Visit Orlando Magical Dining menu at Urbain 40 American Brasserie in Dr. Phillips by Michelle Snow.

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several openings, new menu items, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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If you missed Urbain 40 in Dr. Phillips during this fall’s Magical Dining month, the restaurant is offering a November prix fixe menu with many of the same amazing dishes.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup July 21, 2018: MidiCi, Taste! Central Florida, Royal Tea, Duck Donuts, and More

MidiCi, a Neapolitan-style pizza company, is opening its first Florida location in Kissimmee

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menu items, new happy hours, charity events, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company has added calzones to their delicious offerings. Baked in a 900 degree wood-burning pizza oven, they are available in 5 versions: Chicken Pesto, Truffle Cream, Spicy Sausage, Meatball, and Four Cheese.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup June 9, 2018: Homecoming, Kadance, King Bao, and More

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In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, a new Sunday brunch, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming restaurant at Disney Springs is now offering HFK Rise & Shine Brunch every Sunday from 10am to 2pm. A la carte menu items will include Fried Chicken and House-made Sugar Doughnuts, Shrimp & Grits, Short Rib Hash, and an open-faced Big Biscuit topped with poached eggs, griddled country ham and house-made hollandaise sauce. The regular menu will also be available from 11am on.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup June 1, 2018: Zero Degrees, Paddlefish, Pharmacy, and More

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In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, new menu items, special food and wine events, and free beer. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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New Cirque du Soleil Show to Replace La Nouba at Disney Springs

New Cirque du Soleil Show to Replace La Nouba at Disney Springs

Earlier this year it was announced Cirque du Soleil‘s “La Nouba” would close at Disney Springs at the end of this year, and it’s been revealed what will be replacing it.

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will re-team for an entirely new show developed just for Walt Disney World.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up May 21, 2017: Portobello, The Halal Guys, Tijuana Flats

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menus, new openings, and several closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Portobello Italian Trattoria has closed at Disney Springs, and is currently undergoing renovations

After seven years, Portobello Italian Trattoria has closed at Disney Springs, and is currently undergoing renovations. James Beard award-winner and Top Chef Master, Tony Mantuano, is leading the development of the restaurant, which will still offer Italian cuisine. The revamped eatery, still operated by Levy Restaurants, is set to reopen Fall 2017.

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10 Places to Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day in Orlando on April 12

10 Places to Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day in Orlando on April 12

If you’re like me, nothing is more satisfying than a really good grilled cheese sandwich. Apparently so many others agree with me, April 12 has been declared National Grilled Cheese Day.

If you want to partake of a tasty grilled cheese in honor of the holiday, here are ten places in the Orlando area which have managed to elevate the sandwich above the norm.

Here are the CSO picks for where to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day (in alphabetical order):

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Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour Kicks Off at Disney Springs March 23-26, 2017

Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour Kicks Off at Disney Springs March 23-26, 2017

Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3 will hit theaters this summer, and the Road to the Races nationwide promotional tour will kick off at Disney Springs the weekend of March 23-26, 2017.

There will be photo ops with Lightning McQueen, as well as new characters Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storm, but that’s not all.

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Out and About: Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs Brings Flavortown to Orlando

Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs

Planet Hollywood has been an iconic restaurant on Disney property since it opened, but many wondered if the recent remodel and revamp would change the great food and fun atmosphere.

It did…and for the better, in my opinion.

The finished version of the Planet Hollywood Observatory features three floors of seating inside, with a new outside screened terrace that offers a great view of Disney Springs.

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