If you’re looking for one central location where you can find all of the latest updates, you’re in the right place. Let’s go through our weekly Disney news roundup!
In HUGE Disney news, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has finally officially opened in EPCOT!
To see how QUICKLY the virtual queue sold out on the ride’s opening day, click here (spoiler alert: it was VERY QUICK). To learn more about the ride’s pay-per-ride option and how much it costs, click here. And you can click here to see how FAST that pay-per-ride option sold out.
We got to ride the attraction some time ago during a media preview, and we’ve got a FULL review of the ride that you can read here. Or you can opt for the spoiler-free version by clicking here. And you can just see the queue if you want by reading our queue-specific post.
The ride is COVERED in easter eggs (including some retro EPCOT references you won’t want to miss!). Click here to learn about those! Get a FULL guide to the Cosmic Rewind merchandise here, and check out a sneak peek at the on-ride photo that will be featured in the ride!
We’ll continue to look for more updates about this ride and we’ll share ALL of the tips, tricks, and news with you!
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue News!
This week has been an exciting one when it comes to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, which will be returning to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds soon.
First we got a look at the pricing and showtimes for the dinner show. You can see some of that information in the image below, showing the 3 seating categories and the prices for each. This is important information for you to keep in mind as you make upcoming reservations for this spot.
And if you’re wondering what CHANGES are being made to the show, we’ve got a post full of details about what to expect when you visit this year. Some of the changes will include updates to scripts, scenery, lighting, and audio.
Festival of the Lion King CHANGES
Disney has shared that the current The Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King will be unavailable from July 5th-15th as Disney prepares for the return of those elements of the Festival of the Lion King show.
It is scheduled to reopen on July 16th with the tumble monkeys and acrobatic birds! So be sure to keep this information in mind when timing your trips!
A NEW Interactive Disney Store
You may love shopping within Disney World, but soon you’ll be able to shop for Disney items in a new store unlike anything you’ve seen before. A brand NEW interactive Disney store is coming soon to Orlando.
It’ll be on the bottom floor of a parking garage that will also feature a giant animated art display of Disney characters! The store will have merchandise and offer ticket sales, and it will also have the first-ever interactive Disney Vacation Club Virtual Discovery Station that’ll offer first-person virtual tours, photo galleries, and videos!
Missing Snacks, a CHANGE in Free Water from Starbucks, and More
This week was quite the week for food news. In terms of HUGE updates, there’s been a CHANGE with how you get free water from Starbucks, specifically over at Magic Kingdom. From what we’ve seen, Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks location is no longer offering free water in venti cups, but instead is using small red cups. Click here to read our full post on the situation.
But that’s not the only change that was made in Magic Kingdom this week. Disney also changed when guests can buy the Fresh Fruit Nutella Waffle. It’s now available all day!
Also at Magic Kingdom we’ve found the iconic Citrus Swirl treat to be quite the UNRELIABLE snack, in terms of whether or not it’s even available. See our full post with all the details here.
At EPCOT, a guest favorite snack has gone missing! If the gingerbread caramel cookie sandwich was a must-get for you, you might have to opt for making at home instead!
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can find the iconic Fuzzy Tauntaun drink at Oga’s Cantina. While it’s still on the menu in Disney World, we’ve gotten an update about some potential CHANGES to the drink that might be on the way.Plus it’s experiencing some trouble over in Disneyland. Is Disney trying to get rid of this drink? See all about our investigation here!
And there’s more snack news from Disney World this week. Recent peanut butter recalls have led to a MISSING menu items in Disney World. If you’re a peanut butter fan, be aware that some treats in the parks that utilize peanut butter may be temporarily unavailable due to the recall issue.
And finally, an Encanto-themed DOLE Whip treat and more are coming soon to an EXCLUSIVE Disney World event — H2O Glow After Hours at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park!
That’s right — you’ll have to head to a water park to grab a “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”-inspired DOLE Whip! Maybe we do talk about Bruno after all!
Speaking of changes, Disney World has CHANGED how Annual Passholders get discounts — see more details here!
Mandalorian Season 3 UPDATE!
This weekend is Star Wars Celebration and there have already been some HUGE reveals. We’ve seen a trailer for the Andor series, a first look at the new Indiana Jones movie, and other Lucasfilm updates.
But, perhaps one of the most exciting things is that Lucasfilm officially announced that season 3 of The Mandalorian will premiere on Disney+ in February of 2023!
We can’t wait to see the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda back at it again on all kinds of exciting adventures!
Of course, other news stories were also shared this week. Check those out below:
- Learn about Disney’s SECRET drink rewards program
- 4th of July fireworks are coming back this year
- Get a realistic look at Park Pass availability for this summer
- Get a sneak peek at MagicBand+ in action in Disney World
- Check out some of the food options coming to Orlando’s new airport terminal
- 5 travel spots have been added to the “high” risk COVID-19 category
- Disney’s reputation is dropping FAST according to a new survey
- A 2023 Disney World dining and ticket deal has been announced for UK residents
- You can meet a roaming ROBOT in EPCOT
- See how you could WIN a trip to the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
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