Rikki’s Mouse Bites – Walt Disney World News 7/21/14

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  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin at the Magic Kingdom will be closed for a refurbishment from November 10 through 21.  The attraction will reopen on November 22.

Spice Road Table

  • Until September 17, Spice Road Table at Epcot will be offering Annual Passholders a 30% discount off regular priced menu items.
  • A brand new restaurant has finally been announced for Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. Taking the place of Kouzzina will be Trattoria al Forno, an Italian restaurant, which will open in December. The restaurant will serve Old World-inspired dishes, showcasing tastes from different regions of the country. Menu items will include Neopolitan-style pizzas, whole roasted fish with roasted vegetables; Bolognese with house-made cavatelli;  semolina tagliatelli carbonara;  pork chop alla Milanese; ruffled campanelle pasta with green beans, roasted potatoes and Genovese pesto; chicken breast alla Parmagiana with tagliatelle pasta; shrimp with garlic, capers and anchovy butter with polenta;  grilled steak; a seasonal risotto; baked lasagna; slow-cooked lamb shank with polenta;  and eggplant rollatini.  For dessert, they will serve things like tiramisù; lemon panna cotta with almond crunch and berries; gelatos; and the signature treat called bomboloni (Italian donut holes) which will be served with with dark chocolate and vanilla gelato.  Also available will be more than 60 Italian wines served by the bottle and more than 25 served by the glass. In addition, signature cocktails and Italian beers and sodas will be available and for the coffee drinkers, the restaurant will offer its very own signature-blend Italian coffee.

Cirque du Soleil

  • Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” is now offering a special backstage tour.  This tour, called “L’Experience,” takes place Fridays and Saturdays and not only provides a Front and Center category seat for the 6:00 p.m. show, but it will also allow guests a unique look at the backstage area and a peek at the costuming department; a chance to meet a performer from the show; popcorn and soft drinks and a gift bag filled with Cirque du Soleil merchandise. Plus guests will also get an additional 10% discount coupon for The Cirque Boutique shop. This package costs $250, plus tax for adults (ages 10+) and $215, plus tax for children (ages 9 and under). For more information or to purchase tickets, call (407) W-DISNEY.

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