Breaking: New Area Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney has decided to throw a few loops this week. Even after all the big D23 announcements last week they have thrown several new announcements into the mix that seem to have come out of nowhere. Don’t worry about the changes though, Dad has you covered.

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Dad knows a few ladies who will be happy The Dress Shop is back at Disney Springs – photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog.


Food & Wine Festival Workshop Registration! The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival begins on August 31st and online reservations recently opened for some great workshops, demonstrations, and seminars. The Eat to the Beat Dining Package is a great way to have a nice meal and guaranteed seats to a same day Eat to the Beat concert. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY

DVC Member Discount! Disney Vacation Club members just received a generous limited-time deal from Disney. Now through September 30th, members get 30% off (instead of the usual 10%) at select table-service restaurants. There are a few restrictions. First, dining must take place before 6:30pm or after 8:30pm. Second, there are only a few restaurants that are included (mostly at resorts) and include, Jiko- The Cooking Place, Citricos, The Wave, and Boatwright’s Dining Hall. If you are DVC, it’s a nice deal and a great way to try out a few new places. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY

How to find Magic Shots! Disney has created a way for you to see what kind of Magic Shots are being offered through PhotoPass. Go to the Disney PhotoPass Service Facebook page, click on photos and then albums, and you can see what Magic Shots are currently found in each park, and where they are located. If a Cast Member doesn’t offer you a Magic Shot, be sure to ask! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY

New Area and Pub Coming to DHS! A new area and pub are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. BaseLine Tap House will open this fall with a theme representing districts and cultures of Los Angeles and will serve mostly beer and wine from California. There will be a few food items on the menu such as a charcuterie board and Bavarian pretzels. BaseLine will be in a reimaged area being called Grand Avenue. This is the first they have even mentioned the name Grand Avenue. Dad’s guessing the area will be located over near the Muppets just outside of the new entrance to Galaxy’s Edge. I’ll let you know as I hear more. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY

The Dress Shop Returns! The Dress Shop is once again open in Cherry Tree Lane at Marketplace-Co-Op in Disney Springs. Guests will be able to find the original 10 dresses offered, including the Enchanted Tiki Room and Haunted Mansion, as well as a new dress inspired by Cinderella. No word yet if these will be offered through the Shop Disney Parks app. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY

So-long Disney Vacation Account! Whamo-blamo out of the blue Disney has shut down the Disney Vacation Account. There was no warning when the website was turned off and emails went out to current members this week. This was a great way for people to automatically save for a future trip. No word on why it was suddenly closed. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY

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