Disney News April 26 – May 3: New restaurants, new hotel and new summer plans

Disney World publicity photo

Trader Sam’s Grog Gotto

This past week we saw the unveiling of the coolest summer plans at Disney World, a new restaurant, a new hotel and some new testing.

Here’s a look at what’s happened this past week:

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto officially opens at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. (disneyparksblog)

Three Walt Disney World performers who were fired from the Festival of the Lion King show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom after refusing to wear sweaty, soiled costumes will get their jobs back after winning an arbitration case. (News 13)

The Walt Disney Co. has purchased a hotel that sits directly across Harbor Boulevard from Disneyland and California Adventure. (Ocean County Register)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios testing mobile app pre-ordering at restaurants and during Fantasmic!  (wdwmagic.com)

Disney World announces its plans for the summer. (Orlando Sentinel)

The DinoLand Dance-A-Palooza at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will have its final performance on May 9 2015. (wdwmagic.com)

The Harambe Market is set to open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in late May.(wesh.com)