TWO Unexpected Announcements Hit Disney World This Week!

If there’s one thing you can count on in Disney World, it’s to expect the unexpected.

We love a good Magic Kingdom balloon pic

Among the unexpected news this week we saw several popular rides temporarily close, a surprise celebrity role in a new EPCOT ride, and a HUGE Halloween announcement! Are you ready to jump right into it?

What was going on with rides this week??

We understand that rides temporarily close all the time in Disney World, but when multiple rides close in one park…it’s a little odd! And this week Disney’s Hollywood Studios ran into trouble when Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, AND Rise of the Resistance all went down around the same time.


A Cast Member told us that both Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster were closed due to technical difficulties, which is a common reason for temporary ride closures. All three rides opened again later in the day, but it was unexpected to see three of the most popular rides in Disney World closed at once!

Read more about the three popular Disney World rides that closed this week!

Terry Crews will be in Guardians!

Terry Crews, who you might remember from shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Arrested Development, will have a role in the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction in EPCOT! He will play the role of “Centurion Tal Marik, Commander of the Starcharter and close advisor to Nova Prime.


When it comes to the story behind Cosmic Rewind, all we know so far is that it involves a tour of the Wonders of Xandar pavilion, and then a villain attacks and riders must save the galaxy. We’ll have to wait and see his performance when Guardians of the Galaxy opens next month!

Terry Crews to star in Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind!

Moana Attraction Construction Progress

The EPCOT transformation is still in progress, but this week we saw an unexpected development with the Journey of Water attraction, which is inspired by Moana. It will be a walk through attraction featuring interactive forms of water, and we saw something new from our view on the Monorail!

Journey of Water construction — Late April 2022

It looks like some kind of rock structure is now being built in the attraction’s area, but we can’t quite tell what it will be just yet. It’s still exciting to see this long-awaited project moving forward and we can’t wait to see the finished product!

Check out the most recent development of Journey of Water here!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is BACK!

Halloween is coming back in a big way this year! Gone is the Disney After Hours BOO Bash event, and we’re saying welcome back to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! This returning Halloween event will occur in Magic Kingdom on 37 select nights from 7PM to midnight on August 21th through October 31st, 2022.

Halloween at Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will include the Headless Horseman, the Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade, trick-or-treating, the Sanderson Sisters, and more! You can get your tickets beginning on May 18th and prices range from $109 to $199 depending on the date. We can’t wait!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be returning in 2022!

That’s all the unexpected news from Disney World this week! Are you surprised by any of these developments this week? Keep following DFB for more Disney news!

Take a look at some of the Halloween merchandise coming soon to Disney World and Disneyland!

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