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As spring brings change to our weather patterns, spring has brought
lots of changes to the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts.
From new hard ticket events to closures of whole lands and from 2
new Cruise Ships to 30 new spots at Disney Springs; we give you the
scoop on the changes sprouting up at your favorite Disney
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The INTERCOT News Room has
been buzzing with exciting announcements and interesting updates
during the first weeks of Spring. Be sure to follow the link
at the bottom of each item for more details and to join in on the
discussion on the INTERCOT Discussion Boards.
New Hard-Ticket Events
Coming to Magic Kingdom
Disney After Hours and Early Morning Magic are two new hard
ticket events aimed at Guests who do not qualify for Extra Magic
Hours. Disney After Hours will include ice cream novelties,
bottled beverages, and 'after hours' access to the park's most
popular attractions. Early Morning Magic will include
Pinocchio Village Haus and 'before hours' access to popular
Pricing, Dates, Details & Discussion
for 1-Day Tickets
Disney has begun tiered pricing for
1-Day tickets at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Guests
purchasing 1-Day tickets will pay varying rates depending on the
anticipated crowd levels for the time of their visit; more expensive
during the busy months and less expensive during the less busy
Details & Discussion
Two New Cruise Ships to Join the
Disney is again expanding its family cruise
business with plans to build two new ships, each of them showcasing
the immersive family entertainment, enchanting storytelling and
unparalleled service that only Disney can deliver. The company has
entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard
in Germany. The schedule calls for the new ships to be completed in
2021 and 2023.
Details & Discussion
Big Thunder Mountain
Railroad Refurb Delayed
The Magic Kingdom park has announced that the multi-month
refurbishment for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad originally scheduled
for the Spring and Summer has been delayed till later in the year.
Details & Discussion
Frozen Games Coming to
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will play host to the inaugural
Frozen Games this summer. Guests visiting the waterpark can to join
“Team Kristoff” or “Team Olaf” and participate in a variety of
activities, including Ice Pail Relays, a Snowball Toss to Ski Pole
Limbo and Slide Races.
Details & Discussion
Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters is the
newest attraction in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park.
Guests are invited to join the excitement by hopping aboard
miniature Italian roadsters, inspired by late 1950s micro cars. Each
cousin performs the traditional dances of Carsoli, moving to upbeat
music and Luigi’s singing in a precision-choreographed dance across
what appears to be a trackless “dance floor.”
Details & Discussion
Disney Springs >>
A total of 30 new tenants were
announced as coming to Disney Springs, including new retail shops
and dining venues. Highlights of this wave of the expansion include
a Sephora Beauty Studio including Mini Makeovers, two-stories Under
Armour, a Coca-Cola store with rooftop beverage bar, an eponymous
sports store inspired by the trophy room in the Jordan family
estate, a flagship American Threads location, francesca’s featuring
daily arrivals of fashion-forward clothing.
In addition to the bounty of
stores, two unique Disney operated restaurants have been announced.
At D-Luxe Burger, burger aficionados are in for a treat with gourmet
burgers made from a signature blend of beef, unique toppings and
freshly baked buns. The signature dessert here will be Burger styled
macarons; rather than red meat, these treats will be red velvet with
other confectionary alternatives to traditional burger toppings.
Amorette’s Patisserie features elements of an artist’s loft and art
gallery side-by-side within the comforts of a small town patisserie.
Timeless classic and contemporary pastries are the stars in this
unique high-end pastry shop.
Disney Springs Expansion Details & Discussion
D-Luxe Burger Menu & Pictures
The Walt Disney World resort
has announced dates and pricing for its two most popular hard ticket
seasonal events. The 2016 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween
Party will be held 29 nights from September 2 through October 31.
Guests planning on attending should note that Disney has revised
their costume policy and added additional restrictions regarding
costume weapons for this event. The 2016 Mickey's Very Merry
Christmas Party will be held 21 nights from November 7 through
December 22nd. Get all the details below on the INTERCOT
Halloween Party Dates & Costume Policy
Christmas Party Dates
With the large area closures
looming for April 2, 2016 at Disney's Hollywood Studios additional
details have been announced and demolition in a nearby area has
Construction walls went up around Premier
Theater and the former Phineas & Ferb/Cars Meet & Greet area in
January 2016. Exterior demolition work on the Premier Theater has
recently become evident from outside the construction walls.
The full list of April 2, 2016 closures has been announced as the
~ Earffel Tower
~ High Octane Refreshments
Honey I Shrunk The Kids Playground
~ Lights, Motors, Action!
Extreme Stunt Show
~ Prop Shop
~ Studio Catering Co.
~ Watto's Grotto
~ Youse Guys Moychindice
The Park has internally announced that the wide spread
attraction/shop/restaurant closures will result in the effective
closure of the Streets of America and Mickey Avenue "lands". The
long unofficially named Muppets Courtyard will reportedly become an
official "land" and absorb the former Streets of America areas up to
Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano. Additionally, the remaining
stretch of Mickey Avenue will reportedly be absorbed into the
Are you excited for the coming
changes or nostalgic about what is being removed?
Join the Discussion
As the East
Bunny hops away along the bunny trail, this edition rides into the
sunset. We hope this issue has kept you up-to-date on all the recent
announcements and changes from Disney Parks & Resorts. We'll be back
in a few weeks with more great tips, news, and deals. See ya
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