Rikki’s Mouse Bites – Walt Disney World News 5/11/15

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  • Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Star Wars Weekends, starting at 4:00 p.m., a portion of Backlot Express will be transformed into a dining experience called Rebel Hangar: A Star Wars Lounge Experience.  Here guests will be able to enjoy delicious snacks and beverages. They include:
    • Pilot’s Pomme Frites – these are tossed with parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley with a garlic aioli for dipping
    • Ensalada Naboo – seared chicken breast, bibb lettuce, grape tomatoes, watermelon radish, almond frica, and a parmesan-peppercorn ranch dressing
    • Lightsaber Bites – hand-dipped corn-battered knockwurst sausages with house-made chips and mustard dipping sauce
    • The Dark Fried – Chicken and Darth Vader waffles served with maple syrup and sweet barbecue sauce
    • Trio of Thermal Detonators – spicy pork wings topped with spicy piquillo-pepper sauce and slaw
    • Slider Sampler featuring “The Sith” barbecue-braised brisket with cole slaw and “The Jedi” with barbecued pulled chicken with arugula
    • Fruit and Cheese “Sabers” featuring Tillamook cheddar, Brie, goat cheese, pickled vegetables, crostini, cheddar crackers, blueberries, raspberries, honeydew melon, strawberry, olives and gherkins
    • Chips & Sith – hummus with red pepper coulis, black sesame dust, and corn tortilla chips
    • Yoda Key Lime Cake
    • Trio of Star Wars mini cupcakes, including Mini Darth Vader (chocolate-peanut butter), Mini Yoda (chocolate-hazelnut), and Mini Jabba the Hutt (salted caramel latte) served in the Han Solo Carbonite Souvenir Box

For reservations call 407-WDW-DINE.  Those who would like to dine at Backlot Express will still be able to do so, as it will remain partially open for regular counter service dining.

  • Speaking of Star Wars, the ABC Sound Studio will be showing a recap of the first season of Star Wars Rebels. The recap show will begin on May 15. It will run from 10:00 a.m. until 30 minutes prior to park close. The Cinderella preview that is currently taking place in the space currently will end on May 13.
  • Stars of Disney Channel and Disney XD will take part in the 24 hour Coolest Summer Ever event. Celebrities include:
    • Karan Brar (“Jessie“)
    • Dove Cameron (“Liv and Maddie” & “Descendants“)
    • Sofia Carson (“Descendants”)
    • Garrett Clayton (“Teen Beach 2“)
    • Skai Jackson (“Jessie”)
    • Peyton List (“Jessie”)
    • Ross Lynch (“Austin and Ally” and “Teen Beach 2″)
    • Laura Marano – (“Austin and Ally”)
    • Maia Mitchell (“Teen Beach 2″ and ABC Family’s “The Fosters“)
    • Bradley Perry – (Disney XD’s “Mighty Med“)
    • Grace Phipps (“Teen Beach 2″)
    • Jake Short – (Disney XD’s “Mighty Med”)
    • Calum Worthy – (“Austin and Ally”)

    First, the celebrities will take part in a pre-parade before the 3:00 p.m. Festival of Fantasy.  Then, from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Disney Channel’s Club Chill party will take place at Tomorrowland’s Rockettower Plaza Stage.

  • TriceraTop Spin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be closed from May 11 through May 23.
  • Downtown Disney West Side has new operating hours. The shops will be open Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.

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