Sunday, July 17, 2016

Walt Disney World News and Rumors - 7/11/16 - 7/17/16


Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • This fall, PizzeRizzo, a new quick service location in Muppets Courtyard will debut serving delicious pizza and salads.
  • Goofy, Chip & Dale are meeting on Commissary Lane across from Writer’s Stop, while Daisy & Donald are now by the main entrance in front of Sid Cahuenga’s porch.
  • Guests will be able to take part in Disney Early Morning Magic, a special event for Guests seeking an in-park breakfast and first access to select attractions and characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios prior to the park opening beginning August 1. During this event,  Guests will be able to enjoy Star Tours – The Adventures Continue and Toy Story Mania!, as well as being able to meet Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Olaf. Pricing is $69 plus tax for adults and $59 plus tax for children (ages 3-9).
  • Club Villain reservations have been opened for every Friday and Saturday during September and October, with two shows performed nightly at 5:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Additionally, two shows will be offered on Halloween night, October 31. 

Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Dinosaur will be closed for refurbishment from July 25 - October 16.

Disney Springs
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming is now open in Town Center at Disney Springs. Homecoming is open Sunday through Thursday until midnight and Friday and Saturday until 1:00 a.m.
  • The Polite Pig will open in Town Center at Disney Springs in spring 2017. Serving lunch and dinner, The Polite Pig will feature a variety of wood-fired smoked and grilled items. The new venue will also introduce an innovative beverage program offering all drinks on tap – including beer, wine and cocktails.
  • UNIQLO is now open in Town Center at Disney Springs.  The two-story store features core products in a variety of colors and styles. Guests will also find special concept corners unique to UNIQLO at Disney Springs that bring the brand’s Japanese heritage to life alongside an assortment of Disney-inspired products.

General Walt Disney World News
  • Starting this week, Guests may navigate Walt Disney World Resort with the addition of a new way finding feature, “Get Directions,” on the My Disney Experience mobile app, which will help Guests find directions whether walking or taking Walt Disney World Resort Transportation.
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Walt Disney World News and Rumors - 7/4/16 - 7/10/16



  • The newest entertainment group to perform on the Morocco stage is called Musique Arameco. The show incorporates the darbuka drum, violins, and a belly dancer to create a fusion of traditional and popular dance music and melodies.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party will be hosted in the Star Wars Launch Bay. After Guests enjoy their sweet and savory treats from the comfort of Star Wars Launch Bay, Guests are escorted to a VIP viewing area for Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular!

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • A new lunch menu called Taste of Tiffins, featuring a smaller portions of Tiffins' most popular dishes is now available. From 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day, Guests will have the option of pairing two options from the menu along with a Jade rice blend for just $28 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  Guests can select from the following ten dishes: flash-fried blue mussels, black-eyed pea fritters, crispy Yellowtail Snapper, sustainable fish crudo, 72-hour beef short rib, salad of roasted baby beets, market vegetable curry, marinated grilled octopus, Chermoula-rubbed chicken, or the masa and pulled pork tamale.
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Walt Disney World News and Rumors - 6/27/16 - 7/3/16


Magic Kingdom

  • Guest will be able to enjoy The Diamond Horseshoe as a table-service option for lunch and dinner daily through September 10.


  • Taste Track near Test Track has a brand new menu. Taste Track will serve sweet treats, soft drinks and hard sodas and is open daily from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Guests can now book dining packages to enjoy guaranteed seating for the holiday’s Candlelight Processional, which will be offered at America Gardens Theatre from November 27-December 30. This year’s current list of celebrity narrators includes:
    • 11/25-27 – Steven Curtis Chapman
    • 11/28-12/1 – Neil Patrick Harris
    • 12/2-12/3 – Whoopi Goldberg
    • 12/4-12/12 – TBA
    • 12/13-12/15 –  Meredith Vieira
    • 12/16-12/18 – TBA
    • 12/19-12/21 – Joe Morton
    • 12/22-12/27 – TBA
    • 12/28-12/30 – Cal Ripken, Jr. – NEW!

Disney Springs

  • Frontera Cocina, a new contemporary Mexican dining experience developed by renowned chef Rick Bayless, is now open in Town Center at Disney Springs. 
  • Coca-Cola Store Orlando is now open in Town Center, featuring a wide variety of Coca-Cola merchandise and a rooftop beverage bar. 
  • The Levi’s Store will be opening in Town Center this summer. The new store will also feature a Tailor Shop, allowing Guests to have their favorite shorts, tees, truckers and accessories personalized and tailored by a team of specialized craftsmen.
  • The following locations are now open in Town Center:
    • Sugarboo & Co. is a dealer in whimsy and fine fanciful goods, from uplifting art prints to charming home goods and whimsical paper products.
    • Columbia Sportswear offers innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for outdoor and fishing enthusiasts.
    • Shore is a fashionable American lifestyle brand featuring swimwear, fitness wear and everyday comfort clothing, with a selection of exclusive apparel only available at Disney Springs.
    • Superdry features clothing with designs that fuse vintage Americana and Japanese-inspired graphics with a British style, offering products from outerwear and knitwear to leather goods and leisurewear.

General Walt Disney World News

  • Guests wanting to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World can party with Disney Countdown to Midnight – A New Year’s Eve Celebration at Disney’s Contemporary Resort which begins at 8 p.m. at the resort hotel’s Convention Center. Tickets will be $225 (including tax and gratuity).


  • Could a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction be headed to Epcot's Universe of Energy?
  • A Muppets attraction could be headed to Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom 
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