A Ride Opening Date and a Disney+ Subscriber Hotel DEAL Announced for Disney World This Week

Had a busy week? We bet. You’re working hard and doing your best to hold everything together, so that might not have left a lot of time to keep up with ALL the Disney news from this week. Well, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!


From the opening date for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind to a brand new housing project Disney is organizing, we’ve got all of the biggest Disney news updates from this week right here!

1 — Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Opening DATE

This week, the opening date was officially announced for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOTMay 27th will be the big day! Mark those calendars! And get your Park Passes soon — passes are already starting to fill up for some guests.

Along with the opening date, Disney shared a commercial that gives a bit of insight into just why the Guardians have to save the galaxy…again!

You can see some cool designs down there!

Disney also shared that D23 Gold Members, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Cast Members will get access to special previews of the ride. D23 has released more information, including the registration date, cost, and event date for their Gold Member preview.


In addition to those details, Disney also released the official height requirement for the ride. Guests will need to be 42 inches tall to ride the new Guardians coaster, so be sure to measure those kiddos ahead of time!


We also got another peek at the queue and more details about what it will involve.


Waiting in a long line for this ride might not be so bad after all. 😆

Click here to see EVERYTHING we know about the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride!

2 — Disney+ Subscribers Can SAVE on a Disney World Hotel Stay

Are you a Disney+ subscriber? Well then we’ve got some exciting news for you! Disney+ subscribers can SAVE up to 25% on Disney World hotel stays this summer.


The offer is good for most nights from July 8th through September 30th, 2022. But the number of rooms available with this offer is limited, so be sure to get booking ASAP!

Click here to see more about this offer!

3 — CHANGES Are Coming to Some Popular Disney Entertainment

Things are changing quite a bit over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. First, Disney announced that the iconic flying birds portion of the Festival of the Lion King show will be coming BACK soon!

Can You Feel the Love?!

Disney is also changing things up when it comes to the new show with a cult following — KiteTails. Specifically, Disney has said they will be shifting the focus of the show so that guests will be able to experience it from anywhere around Discovery River Lagoon. Click here to learn more.


This week, Disney also said that guests visiting Animal Kingdom will soon be able to give Mickey & Minnie a high-five over at Adventurers Outpost.

We Can’t Wait!

And Disney said that the reimagined Finding Nemo show, Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond, will be “opening in the coming months.” Sounds like there will be a lot to look forward to in this wild park!

Click here to see why Animal Kingdom might be THE place to go in April!

4 — NEW Food Items & Other BIG Restaurant News

This week was also a big one when it comes to food news, so pull out those stretchy pants and let’s get ready to EAT (or at least dream about eating all of the delicious food!).

First up, Disney has announced a few NEW menu items and a few menu changes for Sanaa, over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. New dishes include a Pork Vindaloo and Zanzibari Vegetable Curry.


Rainforest Cafe and T-Rex are also getting some new menu items, including a Red Fish Potosina and a Poke Bowl.

©Rainforest Cafe

Over at Magic Kingdom, the ever-popular Be Our Guest Restaurant has started to open EARLIER and a brunch menu has debuted!

Mickey eggs!

Mickey waffles and a Fluffy Savory Egg Omelet are now available during brunch hours for guests to enjoy.

Click here to see our full brunch menu review

Also at Magic Kingdom, we got to try some new dishes at Pinocchio Village Haus, including a corn pizza (?!) and a tres leches cake!

Great options!

Disney also announced a FULL list of Easter treats coming to Disney World and DisneylandFrom chocolate Easter eggs to all kinds of cupcakes with bunnies, there’s a lot to check out.

Minnie Easter Egg

Disney also announced a REOPENING DATE for Spyglass Grill, located at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort! 

Spyglass Grill is opening back up!

It’ll be opening in just a few days so be sure to get ready for its return. And check out this spot’s updated menu, which has seen some massive updates!

Click here to see the HUGE menu changes that have hit this restaurant ahead of its reopening!

5 — Disney is Working on a NEW Affordable Housing Project

This week, Disney also announced that it would be working on a NEW affordable housing project in Orlando. Disney has set aside almost 80 acres of land in Orange County, Florida for this project, and the development is expected to have more than 1,300 units.


The housing will be built by a 3rd party developer and will be located near Disney World’s theme parks.

Click here to learn more about this new development!

And that’s it for the big news. Of course, other news was also shared this week. Click the links below to read more:

Lights on Near the Progress City Model

Mickey Balloon Bubble Wand | January of 2022


And that’s it for the news from this week. Be sure to check back with us for more updates!

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