Monday round-up: 'Frozen' food at Disney, and coasters after dark
June 20, 2016, 10:00 PM · Florida gets Frozen Epcot's new Frozen ride, Frozen Ever After, is scheduled to open Tuesday at the Norway pavilion in World Showcase. The overlay of the old Maelstrom ride is expected to draw thousands more fans to the park, and to the World Showcase section of the park, which traditionally has opened two hours after Epcot's Future World. Frozen Ever After will open earlier, at 9am with the Future World attractions, and other nearby World Showcase locations also will switch to the earlier opening time, to accommodate the expected crowds.
One of those is La Cantina de San Angel restaurant, in the Mexico pavilion, which has started serving breakfast for early-arriving fans. The menu skips traditional American breakfast fare in favor of the pavilion's theme and Mexican-inspired dishes such as chilaquiles and tamales. Here's a review.
So does California, too On the west coast, Disney's also offering some more Frozen-driven dining options. All three of these new plans include reserved priority seating for the new Frozen - Live at the Hyperion show. The least expensive option is a $49 pre-show gathering in nearby Stage 17, where visitors can indulge in shave ice treats, and beer, wine and soft drinks. For $99 per adult and $79 per child, you can add a three-course lunch at the Cathay Circle in addition to the pre-show reception and priority seating. The top Signature Dining package, for $299 per person, starts with the reception and priority seating, then includes a post-show visit backstage before heading to the Carthay Circle for a four-course dinner. Reservations are available by calling +1-714-781-DINE (3463) between 8am and 9pm (PT) daily.
Knott's Ghost Town comes alive One of favorite topics on Theme Park Insider is the transition of theme park lands from decorated environments into platforms for interactions between guests and the lands themselves. This week in the Orange County Register, I wrote about Knott's Ghost Town Alive, which provides one of the best examples of these developments to date.
Valravn after dark Most coaster POV videos are filmed during daylight hours, but many coaster fans loved riding after nightfall, in the dark. So let's give a shout-out to Cedar Point, which just released this official night-time POV video of its new Valravn.