A Disney can favorite is just days away from permanent retirement. Fans flock to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for the nighttime spectacular,
This nighttime firework display made its first debut back in 2017 and has become a cult fan favorite ever since. When the show first debuted, it blew fans away with its new castle projections, lasers, and more. It was so far more technologically advanced than firework shows of the past, which is partly what led to its success.
However, now with the upcoming 50th anniversary celebration, a new nighttime spectacular is on its way to replace
The show will officially close September 29, 2021. It’s replacement, Disney Enchantment, will be making its grand debut on October 1, 2021.
Be swept up in a world of wonder filled with friendship, love and fun as you watch this nighttime spectacular unfold. Inspiring everyone to believe in magic, Disney Enchantment will feature captivating Disney music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and—for the first time—immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom park.
Both Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort have gone through some changes when it comes to their parks and reservation systems. With these new systems in place, and the removal of both FastPass and MaxPass, what will happen when it comes to boarding groups for E-ticket attractions?
Well. we have some answers for you.
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At the Walt Disney World Resort, Guests have already started to take notice of the new Lightning Lanes being put into place at some attractions. The Lightning Lane comes to us as a part of the new Genie+ app service. Genie+ is a new and innovative way to plan your park day efficiently, while still leaving room for more spontaneity. This app service introduced Walt Disney World guests to the replacement of FastPass+ with Lightning Lanes.
The two are quite similar in the way where the objective is to move through attraction queues a lot more quickly. However, the two share one big difference. In order to gain access to a Lightning Lane, Guests will have to pay for the Genie+ service, or pay for individual Lightning Lanes.
So how does work for E-ticket attractions like, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance?
Well, first, you do not have to select your Lightning Lane selections days before your trip. Guests will have to go to their MyDisneyExperience App at 7:00 A.M. and pick your first Lightning Lane selection at this time. The great thing about this option is that you do not have to be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort in order to make your Lightning Lane selection.
If you choose the a la carte option, the process is pretty much the same. Only, now you have a bit more freedom to go about your park day and be a bit more spontaneous. You don’t have to be on the app right at 7 A.M. You can choose which Lightning Lane you want at any time. But keep in mind that availabilities for more popular attractions can run out.
Pricing for the all day Genie+ Service will be $15 per person. So far, no prices have been given for the individual à la cart option. but, stay tuned as we update you with the latest news.
When it comes to Disneyland, says will be in place. It is unclear whether Disneyland will also be receiving Lightning Lanes, however, there is no return of the MaxPass.
So for attractions like WEBSLINGERS and Rise of the Resistance, we can expect similar changes. Guests will have to use their Disneyland mobile app and will be able to select their boarding groups at 7 AM.
Disneyland Guests will also have the advantage of pre-checking in the members of their boarding group before 7AM. This will help avoid any lag in the system that’s been happening recently with boarding groups in the app.
Essentially, what we’re looking at is a way of kind of going back to basics when it comes to attraction stand by queues and a bypass or quicker queue option. But, instead of getting paper wait time, everything will be digital and with the help of the Genie service.
Once these changes begin to be put into place, we will update you with the latest.
What do you think of this new way of accessing E-ticket attractions? Let us know in the comments!
After a series of phased reopenings for Walt Disney World hotels, Disney’s All Star Music Resort is finally reopening!
This is one of Walt Disney World’s value resorts and is located near Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. This musically themed resorts offers plenty of spacious suites for up to a family of 6.
Another great element of this resort is the Guitar Shaped Pool! This heated pool even has a fountain of the Three Caballeros!
After a day of swimming, you can work up quite and appetite. Make sure you visit the Intermission Food Court. Serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Intermission has got something for everyone in your family.
Let the rhythm move you at this Resort hotel that pays homage to some of the world’s most popular music genres, including country, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, calypso and Broadway-style show tunes. Large-sized, music-inspired icons outside and subtle song-and dance surprises inside provide a harmonious setting for music lovers of all ages.
We’re so happy this Resort has reopened and inviting Guests. We can’t wait to book a stay!
Have you ever stayed at Disney’s All Star Music Resort? Let us know in the comments!
Can you believe we are only 14 days away from the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World? There is so much happening daily leading up to the event it is hard to keep up!
Luckily for you, we have it covered here for you. So sit back, enjoy the show, and keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle while we break down the latest additions to Walt Disney World for the 50th Anniversary Celebration that kicks off October 1st!
Statues of Our Favorite Friends
One of the best things we have seen thus far are the new golden statues of classic Disney characters that have popped up all over the parks. So far Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot have added these gorgeous tribute statues. They will be up around the parks from now until the 18 month-long celebration ends! Take a look at some we have found already.
Celebration Wraps on Monorail, Skyliner, and Buses
We love anything new, especially with the new colors and outfits for Mickey and Minnie! Disney has started to wrap Skyliners, buses, and the Skyliner gondolas with special 50th Anniversary wraps as well.
50th Anniversary Signs Throughout the Parks
We are also finding gorgeous new signs for the anniversary in every park!
Specialty Merch and Food Items
One thing Disney does right is their merchandise and food options when it comes to a celebration! The anniversary is going to be bigger and better than ever. We saw a new popcorn bucket at the parks with a cute new cartoon design and the new spirit jerseys are incredible!
There is so much happening every day leading up to the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary! Stay tuned as we bring you even more coverage daily!
Disneyland’s Toontown is no stranger to construction within the past year. The area is preparing for a new attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The attraction is said not to be complete until 2023.
However, there is another Toontown attraction getting a re-theming, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. The attraction originally opened in 1994, so it could use an update. According to the OC Register, Imagineers are hard at work trying to revamp the attraction to have a female lead.
We can’t think of any other female that would be perfect, besides Jessica Rabbit. The new story will have Jessica as a private eye trying to control a crime wave in Toontown.
The current attraction story had Jessica Rabbit being bothered by some weasels in a sort of “damsel in distress” scenario. The scene has since been removed. And soon enough, we will see Jessica Rabbit as the new private eye of Toontown.
We can’t wait to see what exactly Imagineers have in store for this new re-theming! But, we’re pretty sure just like with everything Disney does, it will be fun and exciting!
What do you think of the update coming soon to Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin? Let us know in the comments!
Although Walt Disney World has been getting ready for their 60th anniversary, EPCOT has been going through some changes of its own!
The park is getting a whole new and refreshed look and seeing the park change before our eyes has been quite incredible. And today was no exception, because 2 big EPCOT landmarks had their grand opening today!
Starting with the reimagining of an EPCOT classic, Club Cool. This location was very much in need of an update. Sponsored by Coca Cola, there is now installments of newly themed merchandise.
And we can’t forget why Guests flock to Club Cool day after day! The Beverly is back! Ok, so a collection of sodas from around the world are also back for sampling. Make sure you stop on by this new, cool location!
Another staple to newly open, is the Creations Shop. This retail location was originally known as Mouse Gears. Now, this location will feature 2 different collections created with EPCOT’s new look in mind.
One of these collections is the light collection, that is more of the silver, metallic, and iridescent side of EPCOT.
The other collection is the color collection! These items will showcase the fun and imaginative side of EPCOT.
Along with the new attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and new 50th anniversary golden character statues- there is so much newness to enjoy just before Walt Disney World’s Most Magical Celebration on Earth!
What are looking forward to the most at EPCOT? Let us know in the comments!
This year brought the return of the Oogie Boogie Bash at the Disneyland Resort! Along with this return, the resort has introduced a fun, new dining package!
At the Wine Country Trattoria inside Disney California Adventure, they’re offering a three-course prix fixe menu for the bash! This dining experience also offers a special location with a great view of the Frightfully Fun Parade.
For $55 a person, you get a starter, main course, and a delicious dessert and you secure your spot for the parade.
The Dorky Dad chose the Italian Wedding Soup which was light and delicious- the perfect starter.
For the entree, Eric chose the Ribeye Steak. This entree comes with creamy garlic potatoes and honey and bacon Brussel sprouts! Yum! The steak was perfectly cooked and the sides were perfectly seasoned and delicious.
Paired with his meal, Eric chose a Moscow Mule cocktail that was quite refreshing!
For dessert, the Dorky Dad had the Evil Queen Cauldron Cake. This dessert is a black cream puff filled with chocolate cake, vanilla bean pastry cream, caramel apple filling, and topped with green colored white chocolate mousse.
If you’re dining with children, they have a kid’s menu available! And their dessert is so fun and yummy!
So if you’re heading to the Oogie Boogie Bash, we definitely recommend trying the Wine Country Trattoria dining package!
Will you be attending the Oogie Boogie Bash this year? Let us know in the comments!
EPCOT’s new restaurant is truly out of this world! Now they have revealed what’s Guests can expect from this futuristic menu!
This immersive dining experience at Space 220 is unlike anything we’ve seen at the Walt Disney World resort. The restaurant will offer a two-course prix fixe menu for lunch and a three-course prix fix menu for dinner. Guests can also enjoy some out of this world libations!
Atmospritz – Served with a cotton candy cloud
The Big Tang – Served with “Astronaut Ice Cream”
Planetary Punch – Served over dry ice
Zero Proof Cocktails
Drinks below come in a Space 220 collectible cup:
Lightyear Lemonade – Made with butterfly pea tea
The Milky Way – Served with a fun-size “Milky Way” garnish
Moon Rocks – Served with a pack of popping candy garnish
Big Bang Burrata
Blue Moon Cauliflower
Flat Iron Steak
Big Bang Burrata
Blue Moon Cauliflower
8 oz. Filet Mignon
Slow Rotation Short Rib
Florida Red Snapper
Roasted Free-Range Chicken
Supernova Sweets (desserts)
Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake
This amazing new immersive dining experience is just one of the exciting enhancements to come to EPCOT! Reservations are available beginning September 20, and first lift off will be on September 27, 2021!