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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