Sunday, June 19, 2016

Walt Disney World News and Rumors - 6/13/16 - 6/19/16


Magic Kingdom

  • Guests visiting Princess Fairytale Hall will be able to meet Cinderella with Princess Aurora and Rapunzel with Tiana. Anna and Elsa no longer have a greeting location at Magic Kingdom and will only meet at Epcot’s Royal Somerhaus.
  • Snow White will be meeting Guests at the Town Square Courtyard next to City Hall.


  • Soarin includes the new Soarin’ Challenge, a travel-related trivia game where players can test their global knowledge by answering questions shown on the displays in the queue or use their personal mobile devices to compete against hundreds of other players. 
  • At the China pavilion, Guests can experience a new gallery called “Inside Shanghai Disney Resort,” which provides a look at Disney’s newest theme park. The gallery showcases exclusive artwork and props, as well as a look at the classic and cutting-edge attractions within Shanghai Disneyland.

Disney Resorts

  • Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter’s Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory food court will be closed for refurbishment beginning July 11 and lasting until the fall. Alternative food and beverage options can be found at the resort and its sister resort, Port Orleans Riverside. 

General Walt Disney World News

  •  Please note the following adjustments about Disney's waterways:
    • Walt Disney World Watercraft service is now operating as normal.
    • Resort beaches are unavailable to Guests. Movie Under the Stars are being shown in their indoor location.
    • Guests may rent pontoon boats and Boston Whaler boats at available marinas. However, Sea Raycer rentals are not available. Sammy Duval water sports are also unavailable.
    • Guests are not permitted to fish on any resort waterway with their personal equipment at this time.
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