Walt Disney World Resort Update for May 21-27, 2019

by Alan S. Dalinka, staff writer
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Walt Disney World Resort Update for May 21-27, 2019

 

Writer's note: Memorial Day is next Monday, May 27. As we salute those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the United States of America, lots of folks likely will mark the weekend by visiting Walt Disney World Resort to kick off the post-school year summer season. It also nearly marks the start of the Tropical Storm season in the Atlantic Ocean (and as I write this paragraph, an early sub-tropical storm is already forecast off the Florida coast, which fortunately makes no known landfall threat at this time). Time to start thinking about being prepared again, especially to our readers in coastal regions.

Meanwhile, over on the West Coast, Disneyland is getting ready to dedicate and open Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to guests (remember, its official opening is May 31, and you need a reservation to visit during its first several weeks of "Phase One" operation there). Our next Disneyland Resort Update will be posted on Tuesday because of the holiday, and, because Disney Parks and its fans are turning all their attention out that way, our Walt Disney World Resort Update will take the week off absent some unexpected major news story. Even here in Florida, our eyes will turn next week toward Disneyland, and you can expect our next Walt Disney World Resort Update will be posted on June 4.

Before we turn to the little bit of news we have this week, I want to take a moment to address the comments I receive from time to time about the vertically-formatted videos you increasingly have been seeing from me here in the Updates and on our Facebook page. While I do agree that these vertical videos do not look best on televisions, desktop computers, and other wide-screen tablets, I do not agree that "you lose a lot of content shooting that way," as one reader suggested.

Instagram built its IGTV platform specifically requiring that videos be submitted in the vertical format because its users mostly view content on phones and (at least to Instagram's way of operating, rotating the phone is not something it wants its users to do). So, on phones that are not rotated, wide-screen videos do not look their best either.

Thus, with Instagram's requirements in mind, when I shoot a video vertically, I specifically decide what content I want to include in the frame exactly the same way I decide what I want in the frame when I shoot in wide-screen. Each way I shoot any photo or video, I lose "content" that is outside the frame but, rest assured, that each video I post has the content that I have chosen to share (well, at least when the technology cooperates). As an experiment this week, I posted two videos I shot at the same time of the Mouseketeer Alumni pre-parade at Magic Kingdom: the vertical iPhone version on IGTV (mirrored on Facebook) and the widescreen version on YouTube (which is embedded in the news below). Guess which format more of our followers watched in the days since (by a factor of nearly 10). Immediately below this paragraph is a hint (featuring 999 Happy Haunts).

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Takumi-Tei Restaurant Opening at Epcot's Japan Pavilion This Summer

While we have known for a while that a new table-service restaurant was coming to Epcot's Japan pavilion, and have showed off photos of its construction walls just beyond one of the bonsai gardens during this year's Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, we did not know too many other details. This week, Disney Parks Blog shared the new venue's name and some additional details, including that it is expected to open this summer.

Takumi-Tei, which means house of the artisan, will offer "a signature dining experience inspired by the natural beauty of Japan." It will be operated by Mitsukoshi USA, the Disney operating participant that also runs Tappan Edo and Tokyo Dining, the kiosks at the pavilion, and its namesake "Department Store." Reservations are not yet available.

 


The Water Room in Takumi-Tei will offer a Chef's Table dining experience. Concept Art ©Disney.

"The design celebrates the relationship between Japanese craftsmanship and the natural world, while the food is inspired by the wonderful collaboration between nature and takumi, the artisan." As suggested by its description as a "signature" restaurant, we expect that dining here will come at a fairly high price point, especially compared to other Walt Disney World Resort dining locations. The "upscale dinner menu will highlight wagyu beef" and the restaurant will offer a "multi-course tasting menu featuring traditional tea service." Like other Epcot table service locations, adult beverages will be available; the restaurant's menu will include signature cocktails and premium sake along with wine and craft beer.

TRON Attraction Celebrates Milestone

As we noted in last week's Views Around the World, construction has gone vertical on the site of Magic Kingdom's next roller coaster, the attraction based on the TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland (which, in turn, is inspired by Disney's 1982 film, TRON). The ride will allow riders "to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a thrilling race through the digital frontier," and is scheduled to open in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021.


From the PeopleMover, some of the newly installed ride track can be seen supported by the recently installed support columns. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

The vertical construction underway includes the steel columns that support the coaster's track. This week, we also spotted a section of track on the lower part of some of the supports. The support signed by Magic Kingdom cast members earlier this year was among the first to be installed in Tomorrowland for the new attraction.


Steel support columns are being installed for the new TRON attraction expected to open in time for the 2021 celebration of Magic Kingdom's 50th anniversary. Video ©Disney.

Mouseketeer Alumni Celebrate #MMC30

NSYNC’s Joey Fatone and cast members from all seven seasons of the "All New" Mickey Mouse Club (which was taped at what was then named Disney-MGM Studios) returned to Walt Disney World last week for #MMC30 events marking the 30th anniversary of the show's April 24, 1989, debut episode and the May 1, 1989 opening of the park now known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The historic Mousketeer reunion celebrated one of Walt's passion projects and gave back to Central Florida by supporting Give Kids The World Village - a non-profit resort for critically ill children that Walt Disney World has supported for more than 30 years, and onePULSE Foundation and the organization's efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.

Magic Kingdom celebrated the reunion of the Mouseketeers with a pre-parade before Friday's regular edition of the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. The parade convertible, a couple of Main Street antique-style vehicles, and the gazebo parade unit carried the Mouseketeer Alumni through the park, stopping briefly in front of Cinderella Castle for a pyrotechnic salute.


Mickey Mouse Club Alumni returned to Magic Kingdom to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the debut of the show. Video by Alan S. Dalinka.


Several of the Mouseketeer Alumni rode the gazebo parade float along with Goofy celebrating the Mickey Mouse Club's anniversary. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

On Saturday night, Joey Fatone hosted Mouseketeers & Memories at Epcot's World Showplace for a ticketed gala, including a plated dinner, interactive experiences, music and performances by Mouseketeers, including Lindsey Alley's performance of "Blood, Sweat, & MousekeTEARS!," a live & silent auction featuring rare Disney treasures, dream vacations, and VIP concert experiences with some of the biggest artists of our time. The event concluded with a viewing of the Epcot's IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth and an After Party hosted by Joey Fatone.


Give Kids the World invited us to the red carpet inside Epcot's World Showplace for the arrival of Joey Fatone and the Mouseketeer Alumni for the #MMC30 celebration. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We shared the arrival of Joey Fatone and the Mouseketeer Alumni #MMC30 arrival moments on our IGTV (@MousePlanet on Instagram and on our Facebook page. Video by Alan S. Dalinka.


Several Mickey Mouse Club photo opportunities for attendees at the #MMC30 celebration in World Showplace at Epcot. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

Epcot Concerts & Candlelight Processional News and Calendar

The Garden Rocks Concert Series wraps up its three times nightly schedule on June 3, with the conclusion of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. For more information or for reserving dining packages with guaranteed concert seating, call (407) WDW-DINE or visit FreshEpcot.com. Passholders can save 10% on food and beverages (except alcohol and excluding tax and gratuity) on dining packages for themselves and up to three guests.


Eddie Palmieri, Grammy Award-winning pianist, bandleader, musician and composer, will close out the Garden Rocks Concert Series on June 2 and 3, 2019. He appeared in the Media Preview for this year's Festival. File photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

This summer, Guardians of the Galaxy-Awesome Mix Live! returns to the stage. From June 14 to August 18, Star-Lord and Gamora (along with an "alien" band) will take the audience on a "musical journey" that showcases hits from Star-Lord's Awesome Mix tapes. The show will be performed multiple times daily; check the Times Guide and the My Disney Experience app for the daily schedule.


With Groot remotely patching "Awesome Mix" music into the headphones of of an alien band, Star-Lord tried to teach them how to become the "Galaxy's greatest cover band" during last summer's edition of the Guardians of the Galaxy-Awesome Mix Live! Concerts. Gamora seemed unimpressed. File Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

As the summer approaches fall, this year's edition of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will debut on August 29 (yes, the very same day that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios). It runs a record 87 days this year, through November 23, but the three-times-nightly Eat to the Beat Concert Series will only run until November 19. This year, showtimes on Sundays through Thursdays will be the usual 5:30 P.M., 6:45 P.M., and 8:00 P.M., while on Fridays and Saturdays, the showtimes shift an hour later to 6:30 P.M., 7:45 P.M., and 9 P.M. The Concert Series wraps up on November 19 to allow the America Gardens stage to be prepared for the 2019 edition of Epcot's Candlelight Processional which debuts November 29 with the return of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays (through December 30). Three times each night, a celebrity narrator will retell the traditional Christmas story along with a mass choir and live orchestra.

For the convenience of our readers, all of the remaining scheduled Garden Rocks Concert Series performers at America Gardens Theatre are shown in our Google Calendar of Epcot Events. All of the Guardians of the Galaxy-Awesome Mix Live! dates are noted as well. Many of the performers for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series were announced this month and are in the calendar too; celebrity narrators for Candlelight Processional have not yet been announced. You can add the whole Event calendar to any calendar that supports the iCal format (like iPhone and Mac) by copying this link and, as we get additional information and update the calendar, the calendar will update on your subscribed device as well.

While our Google Calendar of Epcot Events lists announced performers, it is still always best to check the My Disney Experience app, Times Guide, and, yes, sometimes even signs posted at the park entrances and at the theater noting any last minute changes. The calendar is provided as a courtesy "as is, where is" without any guarantees. We do respectfully request that you do not post our entire calendar on another site without first asking our permission. Walt Disney World Resort does provide schedules in the My Disney Experience app, but does not allow you to add dates to calendars outside the app itself.

Views Around the World

Magic Kingdom


We are always striving to get a better photo of the Hitchhiking Ghosts from a moving Doombuggy without a flash. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.


Tomorrowland Speedway construction walls were down by Saturday and re-opened on Sunday.


The Tomorrowland Speedway track was reconfigured to accommodate the nearby construction of the new TRON-themed attraction expected to open by 2021.


Part of the seasonally-operated Tortuga Tavern is now behind construction scrims in Adventureland.


While the construction scrims wrap around the main entrance of Tortuga Tavern and the food service areas, the outdoor seating area nearby remains open.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.


The moat around the northwestern quarter of the Central Plaza Hub remains drained for what appears to be widening of the walkway from Liberty Square to Fantasyland.


The eastern portion of the moat around the Central Plaza Hub was refilled by Saturday.


Although the moat had been refilled, on Saturday the temporary dam was still in place.


The moat was refilled all the way to the waterfalls next to the bridge between the Central Plaza Hub and the walkway between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.


The PeopleMover provides an excellent view of the moat around the Central Plaza Hub from above Tomorrowland.


We are not sure that these rocks in the island in the moat closest to Tomorrowland have always had smiling facings on them.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

And for some more low-light, photos shot while moving on the current version of a classic Disney attraction…


Captain Barbosa orders cannon fire.


The Redhead is a pirate too.


The dog will never give up the key.


Captain Jack Sparrow contemplates his future.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Epcot


As the sun set on Spaceship Earth on Saturday, crews were getting ready for the phased removal of the Leave a Legacy markers which got underway yesterday for the reimagining of the Epcot entrance plaza. The photos from the Leave a Legacy markers will be relocated outside the park gates.


The flowerbeds around the Future World ponds remain in full bloom as we enter the final weeks of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.


The Festival concludes on June 3.


In the Odyssey Festival Center, a vending machine offers a selection of Festival coins.


A portion of La Cantina de San Angel at Mexico pavilion along World Showcase Lagoon is surrounded by construction scrims. It does not appear that construction is interfering with operation of the restaurant.


As the expected opening of Disney's Riviera Resort approaches late this year, the merchandise location next to the Disney Vacation Club Members Lounge Check-in podium offers a selection of themed merchandise.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Disney's Hollywood Studios


Entry reimagination is further along at Disney's Hollywood Studios, where new directional signs now can be found in the parking lot.


The construction walls along the tramway have been removed to reveal the new pavement and configuration leading to the park gates from the parking lot.


This area, including the restrooms, is now located entirely outside of the bag check/security-screening area.


Guests may now board the courtesy parking trams from a new loading area just outside the park gates across from the restrooms.


Trams now unload on the side of the tramway shown here on the left; tram loading is on the right.


The bag check/security screening area is now located in the new structure perpendicular to the entrance of the park.


Guests exiting the park for the parking trams (or walking) may exit through these gates between the new bag check/security screening area and the park's entrance.


Once beyond the security area, the plaza where the old security screening stations were located is being refurbished.


Further in the direction of this photo are the Friendship boat dock, the new bus loop, medical parking, and the future Disney Skyliner station.


An extended queue area is available in front of the ticket booths, but the remainder of the plaza is currently closed off by hedges, including the photo backdrop (on the left in this photo, on the right as guests enter the park).

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.


Mickey's of Hollywood has closed for refurbishment.


All of the interconnected shops on the left side of Hollywood Boulevard as guests approach Chinese Theatre are closed.


Disney & Co. is the far end of the retail location that usually serves this park's equivalent of the Magic Kingdom's Emporium.


With Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway's opening now set for spring of next year, all is quiet in front of Chinese Theatre for much of each day.


While Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens on May 31, here in Florida, the new land is scheduled to debut August 28.


The view of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge from Toy Story Land is more obscured by trees than it was just a few weeks ago.


The Mayor of Hollywood was up on his soapbox, but still happy to pose for a photo on Sunset Boulevard.


Disney Junior's Fancy Nancy greets guests at her new venue in Animation Courtyard.


With the theatrical release of "Toy Story 4" a few weeks away, new merchandise inspired by the movie is now available, including Bo Peep.


Forky t-shirts are also available, but we did not spot the ("non-disposable") plush version which is expected soon and was on display in the prior photo.


Municiberg continues to host The Super Shindig dance party featuring The Incredibles throughout the park's daytime hours.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

This and That…

…With the Gran Destino Tower set to open at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in July, Disney Parks Blog showed a peek at some of the new Disney cast costumes that will complement the Resort's reimagined design. "Not only do the new costumes transport Disney cast members back to the daring age of the great Spanish explorers, artists, writers and architects, but the timeless designs also take modern day function into account." Like costumes announced for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, in some areas of the Resort, the new costumes will have "mix and match" customizable options.

Disney Parks Blog highlights its selection of the best bites in May for Disney Parks on both coasts.

…MousePlanet will be at D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim. Will you? Robert Downey Jr. and Bette Midler, along with such luminaries as Wing Chao, Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, and Hans Zimmer, will be honored as Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2019 for their extraordinary contributions to the Disney legacy. Hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the Disney Legends Awards ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 23, in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center.

…While Disney Parks offer a "Rainbow Disney Collection" throughout the year, including T-shirts, pins, jewelry, Mickey Mouse ear hats and Minnie Mouse ear headbands, to celebrate Pride month, Disney will donate 10% of the proceeds of sales from the Collection through June 30, 2019, to GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ students. Disney Parks Blog shows off some of the latest additions to the Rainbow Disney Collection, and shopDisney.com has some that are not available in the parks. At Walt Disney World, the Collection can be found at Emporium, Mouse Gear, Island Mercantile and other locations (and some items are Parks-exclusive, like the D-Tech Phone Case).

…Walt Disney World Golf will celebrate Women's Golf Day 2019, on Tuesday, June 4. Women's Golf Day is a one-day event celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning the skills that last a lifetime. To celebrate girls and women, Walt Disney World Golf will offer special pricing and events at its facilities on June 4, 2019. See all of the special pricing on the Walt Disney World Golf Blog. For more information about Women's Golf Day, visit womensgolfday.com.

…REMINDER: Give Kids the World Village has announced its next two speaker series events featuring legendary Disney Cast Members and Voice Actors. On Disneyland's 64th anniversary, July 17, Disney veterans Tom Nabbe, Bill Sullivan and Bill Hoelscher will share stories of their fabled careers, stretching from the Disneyland's launch to the opening of Walt Disney World. On August 3, Paige O'Hara, voice of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Linda Larkin, voice of Jasmine from Aladdin, will share stories of the magic behind the scenes of these loved Disney characters. Details:

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Give Kids The World Village, 210 S Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746
  • July 17: Legendary Disney Cast Members: General Seating $35; Preferred Seating $50
  • August 3: Disney Voice Actors O'Hara & Larkin: General $50; Preferred $75; VIP Package $150

Advanced ticket sales are now available for the July 17 event on this eventbrite.com webpage. Advanced sales tickets are available for the August 3 event on this eventbrite.com webpage. For more information about these and other GKTW events, visit GKTW.org. Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 165,000 families to its 84-acre “storybook” resort in Central Florida. Children with critical illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations, complete with accommodations, donated attraction tickets, meals and more.

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New & Coming Soon at Disney Springs

This section collects all of the Disney Springs retail and dining events we are aware of in one place along with our most recent views of the area (including those immediately under this paragraph). Event items NEW to the Update are marked accordingly. For even more of the latest news around Disney Springs, follow its official Twitter Feed: @DisneySprings.

NEW Disney Parks Blog shares the Disney Parks Moms Panel's thoughts about dining at Disney Springs.

Raglan Road

NEW Raglan Road recently welcomed its new Irish executive chef, Mark O'Neill. He previously worked with some of Europe's top chefs in several Michelin-Star restaurants. In Raglan Road's most recent newsletter, he shared a bit of his vision for the venue: "I'd like to do really great gastro-pub food, to have our team creating really nicely executed dishes like we have back home in Ireland. We'll be developing fresh, made-from-scratch food that's vibrant to the palate. It's important that we stay in front of the modern Irish food trend and keep our guests excited about great new dishes on the menu."

NEW Strings & Things, the Irish Folk/Trad crossover four-piece band from Tipperary and Galway returns in mid-June for a yearlong residency. The band last performed at Raglan Road from June through September last year and during the pub's Great Irish Hooley.

Bongo's Cuban Café (NEW Photo)

Orlando Sentinel reported that the restaurant will close in August and quotes its owner, Cuban-American pop icon Gloria Estafan as saying as its twenty-two year lease draws to an end this summer, "They are growing in a different direction, and we are growing in a different direction." Gloria and her husband and business partner, Emilio Estefan, announced that they will open a new restaurant, Estefan Kitchen at the Margaritaville Orlando Resort.


Bongo's will close its West Side restaurant and shop in August. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka

Wine Bar George

Wine Bar George recently introduced its new "Wine Country Brunch," which is now offered every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. See the menu online here or download a PDF of the menu here. Reservations are available on OpenTable.

NEW This Thursday, May 23, from 4:30-6 p.m., join Wine Bar George for a Hennessy cocktail hour tasting through expressions including Hennessy VS, VSOP Privilege and Hennessy XO. One lucky guest will be chosen to taste Hennessy Richard compliments of Wine Bar George. $21.72 Ticket price also includes cheese and charcuterie (as well as EventBrite Ticket fee). Tickets are available on this EventBrite page.

Terralina Crafted Italian

For Father's Day, June 16, Terralina's menu will include braised osso Bucco in a rich spicy tomato and fennel ragu ($34).

Paddlefish

For Father's Day, June 16, Paddlefish's menu includes rib eye, shrimp skewer, bearnaise, whipped potato ($47), and bourbon daddy's ($15). Just ahead of Father's Day, on June 15, the venue is hosting a Father's Day Scotch/Bourbon Tasting and Cigar Rolling event from noon to 3 p.m. ($75) with more details coming soon.

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar

The Smuggler's Series is offered at Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar monthly through October. Based on our hosted media-invited experience, for those interested in learning a bit about the beverages they drink, these sessions can be quite informative and the restaurant's culinary team works hard to prepare dishes to compliment the beverages served.

Terrapin Brewing Company, Wednesday, June 19, 7 p.m., $45 per person

Bourbon - Tim Hiesler, Bourbon ambassador for Jim Beam, Basil Hayden, Maker's Mark
Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m., $60 per person

Scotch, WM Grants - Balvenie & Glenfiddich, Wednesday, August 21, 7 p.m., $60 per person

Crooked Stave, Wednesday, September 18, 7 p.m., $45 per person

Tito’s Vodka, Wednesday, October 23, 7 p.m., $60 per person

Morimoto Asia

NEW Celebrate "Whiskey Week" now through the end of May (yes, if you are paying attention, that is more than a week). Sunday, May 19 was World Whiskey Day, which Morimoto's second floor Forbidden Lounge marked with a special Forbidden Reserve Release Event. Through May 31, guests can order whiskey cocktails and flights that come with an amuse bouche. On May 31, itself, Morimoto Asia will conclude its celebration by hosting the Buffalo Trace Omakase, a five-course tasting event featuring a menu of rare whiskey and passed pan-Asian Forbidden bites. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase for $50 per person (attendees must be at least age 21).

The Edison

NEW The Edison at Disney Springs is hosting "Havana Nights" beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays: May 29, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21, September 4, September 18, October 2, and October 16. The no additional charge nights feature a five piece band from 8 p.m. to midnight (trading the spotlight with a DJ from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.) playing Latin renditions of musical styles from instrumentals to pop. Complimentary salsa lessons will be available at any skill level, 7:30-11:30 p.m. and Havana-inspired specialty craft cocktails will be available to order during the entire night.

The Edison burger of the month for May is the "BBQ Tavern Burger" featuring the signature Edison blend of sirloin, short rib, and brisket with a BBQ style twist, fully loaded with crispy potato wedges, juicy bacon, lettuce, tomato and served on a toasted, buttery brioche roll. Accompany the May specialty burger with the aromatic "Almond Crusta" cocktail featuring Martell Blue Swift cognac, Tanqueray No. Ten gin, lemon juice, orgeat, and Angostura bitters for an electric pairing.


The May burger of the month is the "BBQ Tavern Burger" at The Edison. Photo courtesy Patina Restaurant Group.

NEW Views Around Disney Springs


Exterior work is underway on the side of NBA Experience facing the parking lots along Buena Vista Drive. The venue is scheduled to open on August 12.


The Art Corner continues to feature some of the artists that were at Epcot during this year's Festival of the Arts. Contributing Writer Gregg Jacobs will share some of the interactive projects you can find there in an article coming to MousePlanet later this week!


The safety fencing on the roof of the AMC 24 Dine-In Theatres is a visual reminder that refurbishment continues inside the building in several of its auditoriums.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Parking Update


Following the recent opening of the Grapefruit Garage, the upgraded system notifying drivers of parking space availability in the Orange Garage appears complete. The newly-installed signs at parking entrances separately note available medical parking by level in addition to general parking. File photo by Alan S. Dalinka.


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Resort Events

Check here to see if a park event might fall during your next trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. If you know of any in-park events, official or unofficial, that should be listed here, please send us an email.

Just click the year you want to expand (or close).

2019 Resort Events
  • Disney After Hours:(hard ticket required; park entry at 7 p.m., event hours vary by published date)
    …at Magic Kingdom:
    • May 23 & 30
    …Disney Villains at Magic Kingdom
    • June 6, 13, 20 & 27
    • July 1, 11, 18 & 25
    • August 1 & 8
    …at Disney's Hollywood Studios (including two "special" events):
    • May 24 & 31
    • June 14, 21 & 28
    …at Disney's Animal Kingdom:
    • May 21
    • June 4, 11 & 18
  • Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic:(registration required)
    …at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    • July 18, August 8 & 22, 2019
    • Registration opens for Members with Resort Reservations: June 5, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    • Registration opens for all Members: June 12, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    …at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
    • September 18 & October 16, 2019
    • Registration opens for Members with Resort Reservations: August 14, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    • Registration opens for all Members: August 28, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
  • Mickey & Minnie's Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom – January 18 – September 30, 2019
  • Party with Pixar Pals at Disney's Hollywood Studios – January 18 - September 30, 2019
  • 25 Years of The Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom – January 18 – September 30, 2019
  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – March 6 – June 3, 2019
  • Disney H2O Glow Nights at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon (hard ticket required)
    Thursday & Saturday nights from May 30-August 24, 2019.
  • Gay Days at Walt Disney World (#RedShirtDays - unofficial events) - August 15-18, 2019
    Disney's Animal Kingdom: August 15; Disney's Hollywood Studios: August 16;
    Magic Kingdom: August 17; Epcot: August 18
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom (hard ticket required)
    • August 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
    • September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
    • October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
    • November 1
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – August 29 - November 23, 2019
    (Eat to the Beat Concerts end November 19)
  • Dapper Days at Walt Disney World (Unofficial Events) - November 16-17, 2019
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend – October 31 - November 3, 2019
  • Epcot International Festival of the Holidays – November 29 - December 30, 2019
    (includes Candlelight Processional)
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom (hard ticket required) — Late Fall/Winter 2019
    • November: 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22 & 24
    • December: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 & 22
2020 Resort Events
  • Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend - January 8-12, 2020
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend - February 20-23, 2020
  • Star Wars Rival Run Weekend - April 16-19, 2020
  • MORE EVENTS COMING SOON!


Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Note: Not all attraction closures have been officially confirmed by Disney, and are all subject to change at any time. All refurbishment schedules are estimates only. We recommend checking for updates as you plan your visit. All information is subject to change without notice. To get the most recent updates, visit DisneyWorld.com or use the MyDisneyExperience App on your iOS or Android device.

View the different areas of the Resort by scrolling horizontally and selecting the one you want to read about.

Magic Kingdom
  • Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial – No longer listed in My Disney Experience (final show was September 29, 2018).
  • Stitch's Great Escape – My Disney Experience lists as "available seasonally throughout the year"
    Be aware that it is increasingly unlikely it will reopen; the attraction's lobby is usually used for greeting Stitch
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Closed as of December 3, 2018 to accomodate TRON construction (reopening to be announced). Guests can visit a Walt Disney World Railroad train at Main Street Station.
Epcot
  • The SpectacuLAB presented by Murata (in Innoventions) – no longer open or listed in My Disney Experience
  • Ellen's Energy Adventure at Universe of Energy – Permanently closed on August 13, 2017.
    Guardians of the Galaxy-themed roller coaster-type attraction opens in approximately 2021.
  • Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable – Closed February 3, 2018. (New film entitled "Awesome Planet" announced.)
  • Illuminations: Reflections of Earth – Final performance: September 30, 2019.
    "Epcot Forever" debuts October 1 for a limited run which will be followed by a new nighttime spectacular in 2020
Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi – Currently only available during Star Wars Guided Tours
  • Disney Movie Magic (projection show) – final showing was April 30, 2019
    Wonderful World of Animation (projection show) debuted May 1, 2019
  • The Great Movie Ride – Permanently closed August 13, 2017.
    The new "Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway" attraction to open in Chinese Theatre in Spring 2020.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Rivers of Light: We Are One – an update to the nighttime show debuts Memorial Day Weekend
  • Conservation Station – Rafiki's Planet Watch – Wildlife Express Train - Closed - announced reopening Summer 2019
Disney Water Parks
  • No known closures.
Disney Springs
  • Bongo's Cuban Café– Closing in August 2019.
  • DisneyQuest – Closed as of July 3, 2017.
    The NBA Experience is scheduled to open August 12, 2019.
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil – Show closed on December 31, 2017.
    A new Cirque du Soleil show is now in development with its premiere date to be announced.
  • Wolfgang Puck Grand Café – Closed August 1, 2017.
    Location has been transformed into Jaleo, a restaurant featuring Spanish cuisine.
    A new restaurant, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, is now open next door to the Coca-Cola Store.
    Wolfgang Puck Express continues to operate in its existing location in the Marketplace.
Disney Resorts
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Mizner's Lounge closed for refurbishment; reopening planned for fall 2019 with a new Beauty & The Beast theme.
  • Caribbean Beach – The overall construction project at the Resort is expected to be completed 2019–20. The resort's new lobby, restaurants and other amenities, including Sebastian's Bistro, Centertown Market, and Banana Cabana are all now open.
  • Coronado Springs –The new 15-story "Gran Destino Tower" overlooking Lago Dorado, the resort's central lake, will open in July, 2019, adding 545 rooms, including 50 suites and concierge level services, and a rooftop dining facility that will include panoramic views of nighttime fireworks shows at the Theme Parks. The Gran Destino Tower will serve as the new main entrance point for the resort. Reservations are now open. The resort's more than 1,800 existing rooms have been fully updated with new fixtures, furniture and lighting. A second new restaurant is planned to open on an island in the middle of Lago Dorado with new walkways across the water. Disney Parks Blog posted the latest renderings of the project in an article on October 16, 2018.
  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort - The Big Blue Pool will close for refurbishment beginning in Fall 2020.
Walt Disney World Golf
  • Disney's Magnolia Golf Course - closed for refurbishment May 20-30, 2019.

Current Discounts and Promotions

Note: MousePlanet does not edit past Updates to reflect price increases; for up-to-date prices, check the most recent Walt Disney World Resort Update. For your convenience, we have grouped the discount offers based on the intended audience. Check out the category that best matches you, and pick the offer that works best for you. And keep those tips coming—let us know if you find a better or different offer, so we can share it with other readers.

Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets are rarely offered at deep discounts unless you are a resident of Florida or eligible for U.S. Military Personnel benefits. It is increasingly true that non-Florida residents tend to benefit the most by purchasing tickets in advance (and, of course, being mindful of the rules relevant to those tickets). As prices go up, it becomes even more important to pay heed: Don't get scammed! Never buy tickets from an unofficial or secondary outlet, such as through eBay or Craigslist. Never rent or purchase tickets from people approaching you outside Disney property stating they have remaining days or leftover tickets. This practice is against the terms of use for Walt Disney World Theme Park admissions, and may result in denial of entry. There is no way to determine if these tickets are valid until you try to use them to enter the parks. Only purchase Disney theme park tickets directly from Disney, an authorized seller, or a travel agency like MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Today.

 

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For Everyone

4-Park Magic Tickets

Disney introduced a new four park ticket that provides one admission per theme park each day that must be used within 7 days of first use or by an expiration based upon price category, whichever comes first. To purchase, call (407)939-7646 or visit this page of DisneyWorld.com

Note that tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable, do not include admission to hard ticket events and activities. If you purchase the 4-Park Magic tickets for higher-priced dates but use them on lower-priced dates, there will be no credits or refunds issued.


As further incentive to purchase park tickets in advance, for other ticket types, you can save $20 when you buy a 3-day or longer Disney Theme Park Ticket online compared to the price of the same ticket purchased at theme park ticket windows. Visit this page of DisneyWorld.com official ticket purchasing options.


Enchanting Summer Room Offer

Save up to 25% for stays most nights in Deluxe Villas and Resorts and Moderate Resorts, or up to 15% for stays most nights in Value Resorts from May 28 through August 28, 2019 when you book through August 28, 2019.

When booking for arrivals between May 28 and June 30, 2019, guests also receive a Disney Gift Card at check-in for a daily amount per room night based upon Resort Category:

  • Deluxe Villas: $25 per room per night
  • Deluxe Resorts: $20 per room per night
  • Moderate Resorts: $15 per room per night
  • Value Resorts: $10 per room per night

The Enchanting Summer Room Offer varies by resort category and the savings depend upon dates which may also have length of stay requirements. The savings is based on the non-discounted price for the same room. In addition to the link, you can call (407)939-7534 for more information and availability, or you can contact your travel agent.


Quick Service Meal Vacation Package Offer

If you are considering a Walt Disney World Vacation Package that includes a room for four nights at select Moderate or Value Resorts and a 5-day theme park ticket, you can receive one free quick-service meal per person in your party (ages 3 and up) for each night of your stay at more than 90 quick-service dining locations around Walt Disney World Resort when you buy the otherwise non-discounted Walt Disney World Travel Co. package. Offer excludes campsites, Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Disney's All-Star Movies Resort and The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Meals include soft drinks; at many locations, adults 21 and over may opt for certain alcoholic beverages included in the offer. Children ages 3-9 must order from children's menus where applicable.

Packages for other lengths of stay may also be available. Read more information and check availability this page of DisneyWorld.com, or call (407)939-2745 or your travel agent.


Memory Maker pre-arrival discount

Disney's PhotoPass service provides a discount on Disney Memory Maker pre-arrival packages. For $199 plus tax, Walt Disney World guests can digitally download any photos associated with their Memory Maker account, including photos taken on attractions. The advanced purchase price is $169, a $30 savings. Applicable taxes are charged to all orders.

Purchase must be made more than three days prior to arrival at the Walt Disney World Resort for the discount. All sales are final, and not eligible for an exchange or refund. Both the immediate and discount version of Memory Maker can be purchased at this page of DisneyWorld.com.

For Annual Passholders
Expect to be required to show your Passholder Card and matching photo ID to receive a discount and other benefits.

Passholders visiting Epcot during the 2019 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival can get a complimentary Daisy Duck-themed passholder magnet at MouseGear or Port of Entry by showing your pass and matching photo ID (while supplies last). The Festival concludes June 3!

For the most up-to-date list of locations offering dining discounts to Annual Passholders, visit this page of DisneyWorld.com. (You may need to sign in to see the full list applicable to your pass.) Don't forget about the dedicated V.I.PASSHOLDER SUPPORT service for questions about Passholder benefits and recommendations. Call (407)WDW-PASS or on-line chat (via chat button on this page of DisneyWorld.com) daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern, by email (via a web form), or in-person at Liberty Square Ticket Office in Magic Kingdom, Ticket Central at Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Ticket Corner at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Many dining locations offer Passholders 10% discounts during some or all meal periods (excluding alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity).

Through August 31, Passholders save 15% off lunch or dinner at Maria & Enzo's, Enzo's Hideaway and The Edison (for the Passholder and up to 10 Guests).

The latest information on this page of DisneyWorld.com lists discounts at many merchandise locations across Walt Disney World Resort, including locations that continue to offer 20 percent discounts off regularly priced merchandise. Remember, not all merchandise locations at Walt Disney World are owned and operated by Disney, but some of the non-Disney participants (including restaurants) offer discounts between 10 and 20% to Passholders as well. Note, the current terms and conditions include, "Discount is for personal use only and may not be used to purchase merchandise with the intent to resell the merchandise."

The latest information on this page of DisneyWorld.com lists discounts for special events and tours at locations around Walt Disney World Resort.

The latest information on this page of DisneyWorld.com lists discounts for sports, recreation, and spas around Walt Disney World Resort.

For the current list of Passholder Extras visit this page of DisneyWorld.com. Passholder Extras include information about V.I.Passholder Perks, discounts on Disney After Hours events, Animal Encounter and tour discounts, Water Park discounts, Golf discounts, and more.

Magic Strollers, "a Disney featured stroller provider," offers a $5 discount on stroller rental when staying at a Disney Resort Hotel and using coupon code WDWAP18 to arrange your rental. It is listed on the "Passholders Extras" page of the Passholder website (last checked April 15, 2019).

Visit the DisneyWorld.com Special Offers page (filtered for Passholders) and log in with a My Disney Experience account linked to your Annual Pass for information, or call (407) 939-4232 to book by phone.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For Disney Rewards VISA Credit Card Holders
Reminder to MagicBand users: You must still show your Disney Visa credit card to receive discounts and other benefits. Discounts are not automatically applied even if you have linked your Disney Visa credit card to your MagicBand.

To conserve space, we have eliminated some of the participating location details of the Disney Visa Rewards offers from this section. Visit Disney Visa Rewards website for the latest participating location information.


20 percent off Joffrey's coffee/tea kiosks

Disney Visa cardholders receive 20 percent off their entire purchase at Joffrey's coffee/tea kiosks throughout Walt Disney World, including Tea Traders Café by Joffrey's, and online at Joffreys.com with code: VISABEANS


15 percent off select guided tours

Disney Visa cardholders receive 15 percent off the non-discounted price of selected guided tours for up to 10 people. The cardholder must participate in the tour, and pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card. Discounts are not available on Premium VIP tours, programs exclusive to groups, or group team building programs.


10 percent off select restaurants

Disney Visa cardholders receive 10 percent off the check when you pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card (be sure to request the discount). Offer excludes alcoholic beverages, merchandise, tobacco, room service, holiday buffets, tax and gratuity. Discount may not be available at all meal times. Visit this page of disneyrewards.com for the latest list of restaurants and restrictions.


10 percent off merchandise

Disney Visa cardholders receive 10 percent off at participating Disney-owned retail location when you spend a minimum of $50 and pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card (be sure to request the discount). Read all of the restrictions on the this page of disneyrewards.com.

Cardholders also receive 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at the following Walt Disney World Resort Operating Participant merchandise locations including Basin, Basin White, Chapel Hats, Good Fortune Gifts and House of Good Fortune, kidsHeritage, Luxury of Time, Marrakesh Emporium Arts & Crafts, Joffrey's coffee/tea kiosks and Tea Traders Café by Joffrey's, Sperry and Volcom.


15 percent off all Disney spa and salon services

Disney Visa cardholders receive 15 percent off the non-discounted price of any salon treatment valued at $45 or greater or any 50-minute or longer spa service most days at the spas and salons at Walt Disney World Resort. Visit this page of disneyrewards.com for participating locations and restrictions.


10 percent off select recreation experiences

Disney Visa cardholders receive 15 percent off the non-discounted price of the recreation experiences listed below:

  • Carriage Rides at Disney's Port Orleans Resort and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Horseback Trail Rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Free character photos at a private meet and greet location at Epcot

Present your Disney's Visa Card for access to a private character meet-and-greet at Epcot for the cardholder and up to five guests. The event is hosted daily from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot (enter near the jumping fountains near the exit to the Magic Eye Theater). You'll receive complimentary downloads of your photos (one time per day), which may be accessed in the My Disney Experience smartphone application (or website).


Free character photos at a private meet and greet location at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Present your Disney's Visa card for access to a private character meet-and-greet at the Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios for the cardholder and up to five guests. The event is hosted daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You'll receive complimentary downloads of your photos (one time per day), which may be accessed in the My Disney Experience smartphone application (or website).

For Military Personnel

2019 Military Promotional Tickets

January 1 through December 19, 2019

  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets –$241.00
  • Four-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets – $291.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Tickets – $257.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets – $307.00

Prices do not include tax and tickets must be used by December 19, 2019.
Prices may be lower at U.S. military base ticket offices.

U.S. military personnel can also purchase the Memory Maker product for $98 through December 19, 2019.

For more information, definitions and details, visit this page of DisneyWorld.com. Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets by eligible service members or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and only family members and friends, as provided by Disney's rules. These tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold. Limit six (6) tickets purchased by the military personnel (or spouse), and one ticket must be used by that member of the military (or spouse). Each ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.

Special pricing for Memory Maker is available at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows when purchased by eligible service members or their spouses. No more than two Memory Maker products can be purchased by an eligible service member or their spouse. Usual Memory Maker restrictions apply and a MagicBand is required to receive some digital content.

Special Rates at Resort Hotels

U.S. military personnel can enjoy discounts at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels when booking by December 19, 2018, for stays most nights through April 13, and from April 26 through December 19, 2018. Offer excludes suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels, 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, and Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Call (407)939-4249 for information and reservations. Eligibility details are listed on this page of DisneyWorld.com.


Read more information at militarydisneytips.com, visit your base ticket office, or when at Walt Disney World, visit Shades of Green.


If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For Florida Residents

Park Tickets

Florida Resident Discover Disney Ticket

Walt Disney World Resort continues to offer Florida resident discount ticket programs. For the first half of 2019, the Discover Disney Ticket offer has returned. Visit this page of DisneyWorld.com for more information and purchasing options. Proof of Florida residence will be required at park entrance

  • 3-Day Discover Disney Ticket – $175 plus tax
  • 3-Day Discover Disney Park Hopper – $207.50 plus tax
  • 3-Day Discover Disney Park Hopper Plus – $232.50 plus tax
  • 4-Day Discover Disney Ticket – $195 plus tax
  • 4-Day Discover Disney Park Hopper – $232.50 plus tax
  • 4-Day Discover Disney Park Hopper Plus – $257.50 plus tax

Discover Disney Tickets are valid for admission to one park per day (unless Park Hopper is added) and can be used anytime through June 30, 2019, with no blockout dates. Tickets must be purchased by June 27, 2019. Proof of Florida residency required. Tickets exclude activities and events separately priced (i.e. "hard ticket" events and such).

The Park Hopper Plus Option permits visits to Disney Water Parks, select Disney Golf courses, and select other opportunities. The 3-Day Plus Option permits 3 visits; the 4-Day Plus Option permits 4 visits.

All tickets and options expire June 30, 2019. A wholly unused ticket can be applied to the purchase of a new ticket with an equal or higher price after the expiration date of the original ticket.

Other Florida Resident Offers

For special tickets, passes and offers available to Florida Residents, visit this page of DisneyWorld.com.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For Disney Vacation Club Members

Member Benefits and Discounts may be found on this page of DisneyVacationClub.com. Note: some benefits and discounts are only available to those with a valid Disney Vacation Club Membership Card which is only available to Members owning at least 75 Vacation Points purchased directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc.

Disney Cruise Line is offering eligible Members a 30 percent discount off original points chart values for select Bahamian sailings aboard the Disney Dream out of Port Canaveral, Florida: 5-night sailings departing June 28, and July 7 and 12, 2019, each featuring two stops at Disney’s private-island paradise, Castaway Cay, as well as select Mexican Riviera sailings aboard the Disney Wonder out of San Diego, California: 7-night Halloween on the High Seas voyages departing October 20 and 27, 2019. More information and eligible itineraries are on this page of the DVC website. The offer is only valid on reservations made through DVC Member Services.

Adventures by Disney is offering eligible Members 20 percent off original points chart values for select river cruises and land-based trips including Danube River Cruises (featuring eight destinations in four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary) departing June 6, July 12 and December 15, 2019, and Rhine River Cruises (featuring six destinations in four countries – Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands) departing July 15, 22 and 29, 2019. This Adventures by Disney discount is also available for short escapes in the U.S. (with options in Boston, New York City, the American Southwest and more), and lengthier explorations of Europe, Asia, Central America and South America. Discount applies to reservations made entirely with vacation points, or through a combination of vacation points and cash. More information and eligible trips are on this page of the DVC website. The offer is only valid on reservations made through DVC Member Services.

Call DVC Member Services at (800) 800-9800 to take advantage of these offers.

If you know of an offer that you think most Members do not know about, please drop us an email with the details.

For New England Residents

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort celebrates February's big football game victory by the team from New England by offering the "Champions Package" to residents of New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. For stays through December 24, 2019 (minimum stay of three nights required), the Champions Package includes $100 meal credit, which can be used at Shula's Steak House (named for NFL's winningest coach, Don Shula) or any other restaurant at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. It also includes a "one category complimentary room upgrade that does not include suite upgrades." Guests must have valid state identification at check-in from an eligible state. More information and details of the offer are available at this page of SwanDolphin.com. More information and reservations are available by calling (800)227-1500 and mentioning "CHAMPS."

For Canada Residents

Canada residents can purchase an adult 4-day or longer base theme park ticket for as low as $316 (that is $79/day; US Dollars not including tax). Upgrades to the Park Hopper Option are also available. Tickets may be purchased on this page of DisneyWorld.com for Canada residents or by phone at (407)939-7648. This offer is available through March 15, 2019, and they may be used through September 27, 2019 (but are blocked December 24, 2018, to January 1, 2019). Tickets must be used within 14 days of first use or by September 27, 2019, whichever is earlier.

All adults using Canada resident tickets or passes must present valid proof of Canada residency that includes government-issued photo ID to exchange the certificate for a valid ticket at the theme park ticket window or Guest Relations prior to first use. The offer itself requires advanced purchase; it is not available at Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket windows. Tickets and options are nontransferable, nonrefundable and exclude events/activities separately priced. Admission is subject to capacity closures and to other restrictions.

Check https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/ca/ for the latest offers from Disney.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For U.K. Residents

You can see the latest offers for U.K. residents on Disney World's U.K. packages website. It now features an offer where everyone on your booking dines for FREE during their entire stay when you book a Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort Hotel and Ticket package for a minimum of 5 nights in 2019; also enjoy FREE Breakfast if you stay in a Value Resort Hotel! Plus, enjoy speciality non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages during your stay!

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

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  1. By Lloydian

    Concerning the notes people made about video orientation. Count me among those who hate vertical orientation. Then again, I don't use Instagram on a regular basis. I wonder if your numbers are a bit skewed, however. When I'm reading a story about the Mickey Mouse Club Alumni parade, I just couldn't care less. It's one of those things I skip (I'm not the right generation), but if I was looking at an Instagram feed, it would play automatically. I may not care, but I would have padded the vertical statistic simply by using the app. I feel like, ideally, content providers should make an effort to please both crowds. Increasingly, my Twitter feed includes movie previews formatted for a vertical presentation while still offering a landscape version for the rest of the viewing public. Yes, that's me, telling you that the service you provide simply for the advertising revenue, should be done in the least convenient way. Maybe I'm just a dinosaur.

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