Disney News Roundup

Updated: Nov 1, 2019

Walt Disney World Resort

This holiday season guests can enjoy delicious dining at Walt Disney World Resort. Starting November 8 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Minnie Mouse and her friends at Hollywood & Vine will host a holiday dining party. At EPCOT, the popular Candlelight Processional Dining Packages to enjoy a festive holiday meal with guaranteed seating at this awe-inspiring show. You may also enjoy trying someplace new, like the recently-opened Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort, opening soon.


The Skyliner has reopened! Disney has made changes to its processes and training, and they are improving how they communicate with Guests during their flight with Disney Skyliner. New hours are 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 



Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Animation Experience at Conservation Station will have new characters to draw this month. Beginning October 18, learn to draw Bruce from “Finding Nemo” and Hopper from “A Bug’s Life”; ShereKhan from “The Jungle Book” and Tic Toc from “Peter Pan.


Captain Mickey

The Walt Disney Company

We all know how true it is! Disney Cruise Line, Disney Parks & Resorts and the Disney Store have all earned the highest honors in a new Newsweek survey ranking America’s best customer service! 



Minnie Vans

We love Magical Express, but some guests want an extra-special, exclusive experience. Minnie Van Airport Service can be just the ticket. NOW it can be included as part of a Disney Resort hotel package for one-way or round-trip transportation between Orlando International Airport and Guests’ Disney Resort hotel. Bookings must be made at least 3 days prior to pick-up. Vehicle can accommodate up to 6 Guests and 8 medium-size bags. Up to 3 complimentary car seats can be provided and ADA accessible vehicles are available.



Adventures by Disney

Speaking of exclusive experiences, Adventures by Disney has some new Special Offers available! For a limited time, save $400 per person on select international and domestic land Adventures by Disney departures, and $250 per person on select domestic Escape departures. For travel departing May 1-October 31, 2020. Availability is limited. 


For land packages, travel must be booked 30-45 days prior to applicable departure date, depending on itinerary.

This offer includes the following land departures:

Domestic: Alaska, Canadian Rockies, Southern California and Wyoming

Europe: Austria and Czech Republic, England and France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway and Scotland

Exotic: Amazon and Galapagos, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Japan, Peru and South Africa

Escape: Boston and New York


Disneyland Resort

Starting on October 21, Oga’s Cantina (as well as Savi’s Workshop and Droid Depot) will begin offering advance reservations up to 60 days in advance, following the 60-day reservation process currently offered for restaurants and experiences requiring reservations throughout the Disneyland Resort.


Black Spire Outpost just introduced five brand new menu items!

At Oga’s Cantina, a new charcuterie plate will join the menu.


Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo, a new Garden Patty Bun kid’s meal featuring a bao bun, roasted carrots, house sauce, and an orange.


Ronto Roasters introduced a new Ronto-less Garden Wrap. It features plant-based sausage, spicy kimchi slaw, sweet pickled cucumber, and Gochujang spread all wrapped in pita. Another new item is Kyryll Pork Rinds with cinnamon-sugar served in a MSE-6 Series Repair Droid souvenir vessel.

 

Kat Saka’s Kettle is adding chocolate popcorn with Crait Red Salt (this salt comes from Crait, the now-uninhabited red mineral world dusted by a layer of white salt which reflects the planet’s sunlight. Once a Rebel Alliance outpost, the planet has now become a safe haven for the fleeing Resistance forces). 


Frozen 2

Get an early look at Frozen 2 at Disney Parks or aboard Disney Cruise Line! Beginning November 3, 2019, a special look at moments from the film will be presented in the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure® Park, for Guests gathered to experience the “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” stage spectacular.


A sneak peek of the film will also be shown as part of the Walt Disney Presents attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® beginning on November 5, and onboard Disney Cruise Line during the month of November.


Disney’s “Frozen 2” arrives in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019


Play Disney Parks mobile app

The Play Disney Parks app has added brand new achievements so there's more to have fun with than ever! The Play Disney Parks mobile app is free to download in the Apple or Google Play App stores. The Play Disney Parks app allows guests of all ages to immerse themselves in the stories of Disney Parks with in-queue games at select attractions, interactive land-wide experiences, Disney trivia, official Disney Parks playlists through Apple Music, and more! 




Eric Crowe ecrowe@coastersandcastlestravel.com

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