Happy Friday! Here’s this week’s news from around the Disney Parks and Destinations
As you read this, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be open at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. In celebration, guests will be able to take advantage of numerous new food and merchandise options.
Of a delectable nature, you can enjoy a sip of Black Spire Hot Chocolate topped with shimmering whipped cream, available at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo and Ronto Roasters. The new Toydaria Swirl, a refreshing blend of Green Milk, chili lime seasoning and mango jelly will be available at the Milk Stand. Over at Jat Kaa’s Coolers, enjoy a serving of Galma Garlic Cheese Chips. Save time by using Mobile Ordering at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo, Ronto Roasters, and the Milk Stand.
Visitors to Batuu can take home Rise of the Resistance tees, tumblers, baseball caps and an exclusive trading pin. If you are of the First Order persuasion, you can find a First Order Short Range Evacuation Playset at First Order Cargo.
Walt Disney World
H2O Glow Nights will return for its third year at Typhoon Lagoon at the Walt Disney World Resort. The them for this year’s even is based on the Toy Story Toon “Partysaurus Rex” and will give guests a chance to meet some of their favorite Toy Story 4 characters. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy specially themed food and beverage items, an upbeat DJ hosted dance party and merchandise that will only be available during these separate ticketed events.
The party will run from 8 PM – 11 PM on select nights from May 27 – August 29, 2020. Guests will be allowed to enter at 6 PM on party nights. Tickets start at $65 for adults and $60 for children (ages 3-9) with advance purchase. On party nights, tickets will begin at $75 for adults and $70 for children. Tickets are on sale now.
It’s beginning to look like Paris! Over at Epcot, a new sign for Gusteau’s Restaurant has been installed over in the France Pavilion at Epcot. The sign is part of the upcoming Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure set to open later this year.
Rustic Cuff, a boutique jewelry store opened a new pop-up location in Disney Springs this week. The store offers inspirational jewelry with a personal connection. The store will be open across from Jack Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. Operational hours can be found by following @RusticCuff on social media.
The Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicks off on January 17th and runs through February 24, 2020. Guests can enjoy daily concerts by Disney Broadway Stars at the America Gardens Theater, fun and delicious food and beverage items at various outdoor booths along the lagoon at Epcot, and unique art for sale and viewing.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line has announced that the popular Marvel Day at Sea will return in 2021. The dates for these special cruises for 2021 are as follows:
January 9, 2021 Western Caribbean Itinerary with stops in Cozumel, Mexico and Castaway Cay
January 23, 2021 Western Caribbean Itinerary with stops in Cozumel, Mexico and Castaway Cay
February 20, 2021 Western Caribbean Itinerary with stops in Cozumel, Mexico and Castaway Cay
February 6, 2021 Western Caribbean Itinerary with stops in Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay
March 6, 2021 Western Caribbean Itinerary with stops in Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay
January 18, 2021 Bahamaian Itinerary with stops in Key West, Nassau, and Castaway Cay
February 1, 2021 Bahamaian Itinerary with stops in Key West, Nassau, and Castaway Cay
February 15, 2021 Bahamaian Itinerary with stops in Key West, Nassau, and Castaway Cay
March 1, 2021 Bahamaian Itinerary with stops in Key West, Nassau, and Castaway Cay
Walt Disney World lost another adored and valued member of it’s family in the passing of “Aunty Kau’I” (Kau’ihealani Mahikoa Brandt). Aunty Kau’I was an Opening Day cast member who helped to lauch the luau dinner show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. She went on to become a Cultural Ambassador at the Polynesian – handing out leis and grass skirts, and teaching guests how to do the hula. The Walking Down Main Street team sends its deepest condolences to Aunty Kau’I’s family and friends.
Stephanie McNulty is a Vacation Specialist with Coasters and Castles Travel. She loves helping make your vacations stress free and Tiggerific! Contact her at smcnulty@coastersandcastlestravel and @magicaltravelwithsteph on social media.