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New Starbucks to Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2015

Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be able to enjoy a new Starbucks location inside the park beginning in February of 2015. The new store, Trolley Car Café, will be themed to a classic trolley car station along Hollywood Boulevard and offer a unique experience for coffee lovers visiting the park.

There will also be Disney baked goods and Starbucks La Boulange™ pastry items at the store. The store will be the third in-park location serving Starbucks products at Walt Disney World Resort, with locations in Magic Kingdom and Epcot as well.

Four New Acts Join Epcot This Fall

World-class entertainment has always been a cornerstone of Walt Disney World Resort. In the continuing evolution of entertainment presented on its stages and along its byways, Epcot will welcome four new acts to World Showcase this fall. Sbandieratori Flags (Italy – flag choreography), Canadian Lumberjack Show (thrill show), B’net Houariyat (Morocco – musical/dance act) and Scottish Musical Trio (UK – Celtic musical act) will add to the to the rich mix of entertainment available to guests at Epcot. The last performances for Off Kilter (Canada), Mo’Rockin’ (Morocco), World Showcase Players, and Spirit of America (America) will be in September.

New Delicious Breakfast Sips, Tastes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Four new morning pick-me-ups are now available for grown-up guests to purchase at Dawa Bar in Harambe Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The four new drinks are inventive variations on the classic brunch cocktail, the Bloody Mary, and cost $9.50 each.

The Discovery Island Bloody Mary is Grey Goose Vodka, Bloody Mary mix, lime juice and olive juice, garnished with parsley and a skewer of mozzarella cheese, tomato, basil and stuffed olive. The Dawa Bloody Mary kicks up the heat level with Worcestershire sauce and horseradish, and is garnished with fresh basil and a skewer of truffle and blue cheese-stuffed olive and prosciutto. The Asian Bloody Mary adds spicy kimchee-sriracha puree and is garnished with Asian slaw (cucumber, carrot, daikon radish) and tandoori shrimp. Finally, the African Bloody Mary is finished with spicy African berbere sauce and garnished with berbere-rubbed beef jerky, celery stalk, carrot and parsley.

At Pizzafari in Discovery Island, a new healthful breakfast is on the menu: the Ancient Hot-Grain Cereal, a hearty bowl of oatmeal, barley and quinoa simmered with spices and topped with salted caramel crumble for $3.99. Also at Pizzafari, the new multi-grain breakfast croissant is stuffed with egg whites, fresh spinach, provolone cheese and vegetable chutney, with a side of breakfast potatoes. This new option costs $7.49.

Flying Fish Cafe to Serve Breakfast for a Limited Time

Guests will be able to enjoy breakfast at Flying Fish Cafe on Disney’s BoardWalk this fall, for a limited time. Breakfast fare will include waffle with tiramisu marscarpone, soft polenta with fennel sausage, frittata with roasted red pepper and prosciutto and more. The restaurant will offer breakfast from Oct. 1 through Dec. 7 from 7:30-11 a.m. daily and reservations can be made by calling 407/WDW-DINE or by visiting Disneyworld.com/dine

Beat the Heat at Senses – A Disney Spa with Refreshing Summertime Spa Treatments

At Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, and Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, guests can enjoy spa treatments designed to hydrate, heal and protect–and chase away the effects of the summer sun.

Summer Sun Relief treatments include the Aloe Sun Relief Body Treatment and Massage ($185) that tones, moisturizes and stimulates the skin. The 80-minute pampering session rejuvenates the skins with a cucumber mint body wrap and massage, along with a soothing aloe mint hydrating facial. Say goodbye to tired legs and feet with an 80-minute Firming Leg Relief Pedicure ($90) with a cucumber mint sugar scrub and body masque designed to refresh and revive. Or, escape to 50-minute anti-aging Pineapple Tropical Vanilla Facial ($150) that hydrates and refines the skin with healing ingredients to keep summer-weary faces in top shape. These treatments and more are available from Aug. 1-Sept. 30.

Reservations can be booked by calling 407-WDW-SPAS or visit www.disneyworld.com/spas/senses for more information.