Disney Springs To Begin Phased Reopening May 20th!

NEWS: Disney Springs Parking Garage Re-Opens for Cast Members ...

Just as I mentioned on my livestream yesterday, I was hearing that Disney Springs and Universal Citywalk would begin reopening this month. I keep hearing Citywalk is slated to partially reopen May 11th and it is now confirmed that Disney Springs will partially reopen May 20th.

The shopping district will reopen with limited capacity for dining and parking as well as reduced operating hours. I encourage you to check disneysprings.com as the date nears for more information on hours and what stores and restaurants will be open. Guests will be required to wear a face covering when dining or shopping.

Paint The Night Coming Back Soon?? Let’s Hope So!

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Today I was out and about and I started to really miss Paint The Night, so I went on Youtube and watched the parade all over again. When I got back home and checked the WDW Magic Forums, I saw that the old Paint The Night thread popped back up, meaning someone posted in it and they posted this screenshot.

Post by a forumer on WDW Magic Forums

After seeing this I instantly got excited and decided to do more research. I did not find anything else besides that and then I got a little sad potentially knowing that maybe that is always on the Disney site. No other mention of Paint The Night appears in any section of the site, but here’s hoping the return of dining packages on the website could signal a very near return for the parade.

What do you think of Paint The Night? Do you want it to come back? Do you care? What is your favorite float on the parade?

Former ESPN ZONE at Downtown Disney to become a Disney Performing Arts Studio

We finally have an idea of what is going into the former ESPN Zone space at Downtown Disney. According to reliable insiders on the WDW Magic forums, Disney is making the ESPN Zone space into a Disney Performing Arts Studio.

In order to construct Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway in Toontown, Disney had to demolish the Entertainment building. Now it seems they will be relocating some of its services such as the rehearsal hall and other facilities for the Disney Performing Arts groups into this building.

What do you think of this development? Would you rather it be a retail space or restaurant everyone would be able to use? Let me know in the comments below and follow this page for more theme park updates!

Spiderman Stuntronic Confirmed for Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure

Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure park

Earlier today Disney confirmed that Spiderman as seen in the concept art will be swinging above the rooftops of Avengers Campus when the land opens later this summer. This will be the stuntronic that Disney has been teasing us with ever since last year and again in the Imagineering Story. Disney has provided a video of this stuntronic testing in a, “top secret location”.

I am super excited this is confirmed by Disney and hopefully it will not be cut like the entertainment in Galaxy’s Edge. What do you think of this news? Are you more excited for Avengers Campus? Are you more excited for the Spiderman ride or stunt show? Let me know in the comments below and follow this blog for more updates on Avengers Campus.

New Concept Art Revealed For Magic Happens Parade at Disneyland Park!

Disney today released some new concept art for some of the floats in the Magic Happens Parade debuting February 28th. Disney revealed the images for the Sword and The Stone, Cinderella, and The Princess and the Frog floats along with a new video offering a sneak peek at the behind the scenes action of the making of the parade.

Sneak Peek of the Awe-Inspiring ‘Magic Happens’ Parade
Cinderella

Here is a look at the all new Cinderella float as she is going to the ball and undergoes her magical transformation into a princess.

The Sword in the Stone float
The Sword and the Stone

Next we have The Sword and the Stone as Arthur pulls out the stone for the first time on his way to become king!

The Princess and the Frog float
The Princess and the Frog

Lastly, we have the magical moment that Tiana and her prince transform from being frogs to the beautiful couple they are meant to be.

That is all the new concept art Disney has given out, if you want to see the concept art for the other floats click right here! What do you think of the new floats? Are you excited for this new parade to come to Disneyland next month? Let me know in the comments below!

Universal Studios Hollywood Lunar New Year Celebration!

Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year starts January 23rd and goes through February 9th. It will be located in the main plaza where all of the events at the park are held and for the most part seems like a repeat of the offerings from last year.

This year Universal will be offering:

  • Character Meet and Greets featuring characters from Kung Fu Panda, Minions, and Transformers
  • Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop with savory Asian dishes
  • Wishing Trees where you can make a wish and hope it comes true
  • Feng The Place Artist’s Stand where you can draw your favorite characters from the Kung Fu Panda movies
  • Special Food Offerings
  • Cultural Entertainment

Will you be going to this year’s Lunar New Year festival? What of the above offerings are you looking forward to the most? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and follow this blog for constant theme park updates!

Asian Streets Eats Now Open at Downtown Disney

Photo Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

At long last Asian Streets Eats has opened in front of the former Rainforest Cafe restaurant in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort. This location looks like a glorified food truck and that tells me that this is temporary until they figure out what they want to do with the Rainforest Cafe building.

The menu for this establishment will of course be Asian dishes such as Scallion Pancake Wraps and Pot stickers.

Scallion Pancake Wrap from Asian Street Eats
All Photos courtesy of Disney Parks Blog
Pot stickers from Asian Street Eats

Will you be trying out this new restaurant? What do you think of the food choices? Let me know down below!