Sunday, April 24, 2016

Walt Disney World News and Rumors - 4/18/16 - 4/24/16


Magic Kingdom

  • Elena of Avalor, will appear this August afollowing her television debut in a new animated series this summer on Disney Channel. 
  • The Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party has been expanded. All Guests attending the event will enjoy desserts at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant. Then, Guests with same-day reservations will move to the Plaza Garden area to watch the show, while Guests who booked in advance will view the fireworks from the restaurant.  
  • Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire Castle Stage Show will debut in June and will invite Mickey and his Merry makers to prepare to host a festival and are inviting friends from other lands to join the celebration. 


  • Soarin’ Around the World officially opens at Epcot on June 17. 
  • Frozen Ever After will open in the Norway Pavilion in June 2016.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • We have more details on the two new attractions that will be opening in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The family coaster will be called Slinky Dog Dash. The second attraction is called Alien Swirling Saucers and will find the aliens which are flying around in their toy flying saucers and trying to capture your rocket toy vehicle with “The Claw.” The third track for Toy Story Midway Mania will be opening Memorial Day Weekend.
  • For a limited time starting May 6, a sneak peek of Disney’s all-new movie adventure Alice Through the Looking Glass will be presented as part of One Man’s Dream.

Disney's Animal Kingdom 

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom nighttime festivities will begin on Memorial Day weekend. Here’s what you can expect to experience.
    The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic For the summer, Discovery River becomes the stage for music and pageantry in a limited-engagement show inspired by Disney’s hit live-action film The Jungle Book. Jungle Book: Alive with Magic is a live show filled with music and special effects that celebrates the new film and the classic songs.
    The Tree of Life Awakens
    Kilimanjaro Safaris After Dark 
    Discovery Island Carnivale 
    Tiffins Signature Restaurant

Disney Springs

  • Three new food & beverage kiosks will be opening next month at Disney Springs. The kiosks will be known as Aristocrepes, The Daily Poutine, and B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. Aristocrepes will serve savory and sweet crepes. The Daily Poutine brings the Canadian classic to Disney Springs with four varieties of toppings on hot, thick-cut French fries. B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. will feature artisan sausages. The Daily Poutine and B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. will open on May 15, while Aristocrepes is expected to open on May 22.


  • Olaf should begin meeting Guests by May 8 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Walt Disney World News and Rumors - 4/4/16 - 4/10/16


Magic Kingdom

  • Guests will soon be able to participate in a special ticketed event called Disney Early Morning Magic. During this event,Guests will be able to enjoy Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in Fantasyland, as well as a breakfast at Pinocchio’s Village House. Disney Early Morning Magic will take place on select mornings prior to the park opening:
    • April 26, 30
    • May 3, 7, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
    • June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Pricing is $69 plus tax for adults and $59 plus tax for children (ages 3-9).

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • Rivers of Light has been delayed and will no longer debut on April 22. More details will be released mid-May. 
  • To celebrate Earth Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Party for the Planet invites Guests to  discover fun and engaging activities about nature within every land of the park. There will be special food and merchandise offerings, engaging activities, and Jiminy Cricket will make special appearances at Rafiki’s Planet Watch throughout the week. 

General Walt Disney World News

  • Changes have been made in how Guests may now make FastPass+ selections going forward.
    • Guests will now be able to choose individual FastPass+ experiences and times, and won't need to make all selections for the same day at the same time.
    • Guests will continue to be able to select up to three experiences in advance, however, they now will be able to book fewer than three selections, if they so desire.
    • Third, when Guests have used their first three FastPass+ selections, they will now be able to make an additional FastPass+ selection (their fourth rolling FastPass)  via the My Disney Experience mobile app. It will no longer be necessary to utilize only the in-park kiosks, though you will still have that option going forward, as well. Once you’ve used the fourth, they will be able to select another, and so on.
  • Ample Hills Creamery, a Brooklyn-based company will open a location at Disney’s BoardWalk featuring their signature products, including a one-of-a-kind flavor exclusive to the Walt Disney World Resort. Guests will stroll the promenade enjoying unique flavors such as Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Malty Salty Pretzel Punch and Coffee Toffee Coffee. The restaurant is expected to open this spring.


  • Anna and Elsa may be moving out of the Magic Kingdom's Princess Fairytale Hall when the meet and greet location at Epcot opens.

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