1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast

Three of the most popular character dining experiences are coming back to Walt Disney World (with hugs too). Find out where and when in this week's episode of the Disney Travel News Podcast, your 15 minutes of Disney magic.

Show Notes

You've Been Asking for it and Now More Character Dining is Returning to Walt Disney World

If you want a hug with your meal, you're in luck as several character-dining experiences are getting ready to bring back Disney characters. Here's what we know about which restaurants are bringing back characters and when they're reopening.

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.
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.
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.

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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. 
  • Disneyland: the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. from July 29 – 31 
  • Walt Disney World: evenings at the Disney Springs Marketplace Stage from August 5 – 14 with performances from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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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.

Thor-inspired Treats

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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New Car Finder App So You'll Never Lose Your Car in a Disney Parking Lot

Car locator is a complimentary feature that uses location technology to find and save Guest's parking details. The feature functions best when you enable Location Services, Bluetooth, and Notifications on their mobile device.

The feature will be available at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Springs, Disney Water Parks, and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. All guests have to do is open their My Disney Experience app and tap the car locator card on their home screen—or they can use the Feature menu (☰) for access.

After that, guests can follow the prompts to enter their parking information. If they choose to enable location permissions on their device, car locator can help fill in the details for them. When guests are ready to leave, they can return to car locator for their parking information.


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What is 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast?

1923 Main Street® is a Disney travel podcast hosted by the father daughter team of Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic. This is your source for the latest Disney travel news and what it all means for you.

Join Mike and Amelia for fun-filled informative discussions as they share the latest Disney travel news every week. Get the latest news for travel to Disney destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club properties (including Disney Aulani in Hawaii and Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida), Disneyland Paris and more.

In each episode, Mike and Amelia discuss the very latest Disney travel news from resort hotels, to Disney dining, VIP experiences, special events, theme parks and more. Mike has over 50 years of Disney travel experience, while Amelia brings a younger perspective to the table with 11+ years of Disney travel at the age of 13.

1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast was nominated for Best Podcast Awards in the 2021 People's Choice Podcast Awards and the 2021 Canadian Podcast Awards.