Disney Reveals Dates For Upcoming Experiences In The Parks!

In somewhat of a surprise, Disney Parks Blog went live this evening and revealed a plethora of opening dates for expierences coming to Disney World in the very near future and I am going to break each of them down right here! Before we proceed please note that all photos and concept art are courtesy of Disney.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

This attraction will be open at Hollywood Studios March 4th, 2020.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway rendering

Mickey Shorts Theater

Rendering of Mickey Shorts Theater coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This theater will be located in Hollywood Studios and will play Mickey Shorts from the Disney Channel animated series, “Mickey Mouse”.

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser rendering

Disney revealed a new rendering of the Galactic Starcrusier (Star Wars Hotel) and revealed it is opening in 2021. Much more info can be found at this extensive video I made this evening specifically covering these three items.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Ride vehicle for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

This attraction will be opening in Summer 2020 in the France Pavilion at Epcot and Disney shared this new look at the ride vehicle and one of the scenes from the attraction. On this attraction you will be scurrying through Chef Gasteau’s restaurant.

Disney’s Ducktales World Showcase Adventure

Disney’s DuckTales World Showcase Adventure

This is an interactive game experience coming to the Play Disney Parks App that will have you joining all of the ducks in search of a priceless treasure. You will be going on several missions that will take you all around the World Showcase at Epcot.

New Circle-Vision Films to Debut at Epcot

Starting January 17th, 2020 three new films will debut at Epcot. The first will be called “Awesome Planet” and will be a ten minute long film showcasing the diversity of Planet Earth. The second film will be a “Beauty and The Beast Sing Along” and will be located in the France Pavilion. It is produced by Don Hahn who produced the Beauty and The Beast films and will invite guests on a journey on a tale as old as time. This new film will rotate with the “Impressions de France” film which is slated to receive an upgrade to 4K.

Collage of movie posters coming to Epcot

Space 220

Space 220 Restaurant Coming Soon to Epcot

Space 220 was supposed to be open by now, but was delayed until sometime this winter, most likely January based on job postings on Pantina’s website.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts and BBQ

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue Coming Soon to Epcot

This is a brand new fast casual restaurant that will open at the American Adventure in Epcot this winter. It will obviously be serving BBQ style food and craft beer. This is somewhat of a surprise to me as I had no previous knowledge this restaurant was even in the planning stages.

Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant

Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant Coming Soon to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Lastly, Toy Story Land is finally getting the proper sit down restaurant it deserves next year at Hollywood Studios. This restaurant will also serve BBQ and have immersive indoor seating.

So what do you make of all these announcements? Will they entice you to start planning trips to Florida over the next year? Let me know in the comments below!

Legoland California to Eliminate Star Wars at Miniland U.S.A

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Legoland California has decided to retire their Star Wars area in Miniland U.S.A Merlin announced today. The attraction will close after the holiday season ends on January 6th, 2020. Legoland has said, ” Since opening in 2011 with additions made year after year, the Lego Star Wars Miniland model display has been popular for children and their parents, We are thrilled we were able to bring this generational experience to our guests and hope those who have yet to see it, or want to revisit with their friends, will come experience Lego Star Wars Miniland before it leaves us in January and before we prepare to build new memorable experiences for guests.”

In its place I hope another iconic city like Chicago goes up or the Grand Canyon. Comment below what would you like to see in its place? Also gives this page a follow for constant theme park updates.

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at WDW Dethemes Their Food Names

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Just two months after it opened, Disney has decided to simplify the food names at Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World. At Disneyland all food names are the original themed names for now.

The reason Disney did this is not known, but I have a theory. My theory is that since Disney World is very tourist heavy and lots of foreigners go there, my guess is that many people had no idea what they were looking at or ordering. If they are from another country then they may not be able to read the names of the food and depending on how good their English is, the cast members may not be able to communicate with the foreign guests very well. All of that mist likely led to numerous guest and even cast member complaints about the situation which then forced Disney to make a swift decision to simplify the food names so that it is easier on guests and cast members for communication purposes.

Disneyland is a mostly locals park and people who are not locals usually come from other parts pf the country such as Nevada Arizona, or Colorado. That is the reason why I believe Disneyland for now is staying the same since communication is easier and those guests are able to read what the actual food product is in the caption under the themed name.

Now as soon as this changed was announced many people automatically became upset because they were promised full immersion from entertainment to food. Disney already let us down big time in the entertainment department with the lack of droids or shows in the land, so people feel like Disney is further taking away the immersion by changing some of the food names.

If in fact my theory is correct than I don’t mind the changing of the food names at all if it means guests know what they are about to order and eat and that drastically reduces complaints. The only thing I am asking for is that Disney bring back the proposed entertainment that was cut such as the roaming droids and the shows. Hopefully with the opening of Rise of the Resistance we get some of that entertainment back.

What do you think of the changing of the food names? Does it make you feel less immersed? Comment your thoughts down below!

Will You Be Getting Disney +?

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We have just over a month to go until the official North American debut of the Disney+ streaming service and there is plenty to be excited for if you are a Disney fan. Shows that are new and old will be coming to the service as well as tons of original content that Disney is developing for Star Wars, Marvel, and Walt Disney Studios.

Another thing you can’t beat is the price, the service will cost 6.99/month or 69.99/year! Both of those prices are very competitive with Netflix and the rest of the streaming market. All Star Wars, Marvel, and other Disney movies will be going straight from the theater to this new streaming service further enticing people to go subscribe to it?

What shows, movies, etc are you most excited for on Disney +? Will you be getting this new streaming service? Have you pre-ordered it already? Comment your thoughts down below and make sure to give this page a follow for constant theme park updates!

Disney World Looking at Possible New Ticket Options?

So in an effort to increase attendance at the resort Walt Disney World (WDW) resort Disney is thinking of introducing some new ticket options for the new fiscal year. I will go over each option below.

Option 1

Disney World would give guests purchasing a 4 day ticket free park hopping capabilities. I think this would be a great incentive for guests coming to the resort because most guests would not come just to see 3 or fewer of the 4 parks.

Option 2

Option 2 would give guests restricted hours to go to the parks. It would essentially expand the current one day noon ticket into a multi day ticket where you can only enter the parks after 12 on each day.

Option 3

Option 3 is called “Long Duration Benefit/Free Days” which would give guests who purchase a 4 day theme park ticket two additional free days, so it would be 6 days for the price of 4.

All of these ticket options are a great way to increase attendance and hopefully will help out the resort. I am wondering if Disneyland will implement ways to increase attendance at that resort. Some ways I am thinking of could be unblocking more passholders for more days as well as more SoCal resident deals. A major reason for the decline in attendance seems to be Galaxy’s Edge not being as guests anticipated it to be or that guests felt like the land would be way to crowded and decided to avoid it. Another reason for the decline could be that so many new things are opening and happening in 2021 and people could be waiting until then to go and cover everything including Galaxy’s Edge.

What do you guys think of these new ticket options? Will it entice you to go to the parks? What do you guys think is the cause for the decline in attendance in the resort? Let me know your thoughts below! Donations and subscriptions are always appreciated and welcome! Be sure to become a follower of the blog to get constant updates on all theme park related news.

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Star Wars: Galactic Starcrusier Revealed!

Starcruiser concept art

As part of a slew of announcements last night, Bob Chapek revealed more concept art and an official name for the Star Wars hotel being built next to Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios. Not much new info is known besides the rumored price of $3,300 for two nights for a single person and $7,000 for multiple people. Stay tuned as this story will be updated on Sunday with more information as soon as it is provided!

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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Expansion Coming Soon?

Looks like the success of Oga’s Cantina at Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge has Disney green lighting an early expansion to the land. Disney has reportedly green lit the sit down restaurant with live entertainment that was originally scheduled to open with the land.

Concept Art for the sit down restaurant

This restaurant was rumored to have tons of capacity and a live stage show as entertainment while earthlings eat.

Concept Art of Stage

I think that this is a much needed addition to Galaxy’s Edge as reservations for Galaxy’s Edge fill up within a couple hours of opening each day at Disneyland and I would assume even more so when the Hollywood Studios version opens up later this month.

So what do you guys think about this potential addition? Do you welcome it? Would you go eat there? Let me know in the comments below and please share this article and hit the follow button for constant theme park updates. BONUS: STAY TUNED FOR A HUGE ARTICLE TOMORROW ON UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S NEW THEME PARK!