Epcot is a busy park these days! Each visit finds construction progress, menu updates, and new must-have merchandise! See what we found this week!
We started our visit out checking on the progress of the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.
Wow! What a visit to the Magic Kingdom! We tried the BRAND NEW Mickey and Minnie Waffle Sundae, Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pies, and Casey’s Hot Doggitiy Dog of the Month. Plus, we added to our popcorn bucket collection with a just released popcorn bucket. And that isn’t everything — we found a new Dooney and Bourke collection, new shirts, new salt and pepper shakers….and still so much more!
Read along to learn about all the new items in and updates from the Magic Kingdom!
Construction continues in earnest in Disney Springs’ West Side, where we’re eagerly awaiting the completion of the NBA Experience and Jaleo — with its quick service appendage Pepe. There’s been a lot of progress on both — including glorious copper-colored roofing at Jaleo!
How amazing is this roof design? The color seems to mimic Spanish roof tiles (concept art seemed to indicate a much more yellow/gold roof, so we’ll keep an eye on this), while the layers create visual interest.
Large lettering will spell J-A-L-E-O on windows spanning the entire building, and those seem to be up and completed! [Read more…]
We went to the Animal Kingdom looking for animals, and instead found aliens and yetis! But, don’t worry, they are super cute!
This little alien is at The Feeding Ground on a straw clip just waiting for you to choose him! Check out these newest straw clips here! They are also found at Pizza Planet in Disneyland!
There’s a lot going on in Epcot! World Showcase is getting ready for a new nighttime show after IllumiNations ends, Japan is welcoming a new table-service restaurant, France is adding a Ratatouille Ride and Beauty and the Beast attraction, and a Guardians of the Galaxy ride is coming to Future World. That means lots of construction, construction walls, scrims, and more around the park. We checked on the progress of all of these projects on our latest visit to the park.
With one of the more colorful construction walls in the park — the Guardians of the Galaxy ride is coming along with the conversion of the former Universe of Energy building into the queue building for the new ride.
With only three weeks left in 2018 we are getting closer and closer to the opening date of Disney World’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Land in the fall of 2019. Now, it looks like Disney is getting just as excited as we are because we spotted the previously seen Galaxy’s Edge merchandise in a more permanent location in Hollywood Studios! While we were in the park we also checked on the progress of the construction of the new land as well as renovations at Tatooine Traders.
Take a close look at the shirt — can you see the Millennium Falcon on there between “Landing” and “2019”? That’s a cool and subtle nod to the new ride, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
The Animal Kingdom is always a fun park to visit, and this week’s visit kept us busy with lots of new items including #Mickey90 ears, some fun Christmas gifts, new food, and construction updates.
We love how relaxed this scene makes us feel — before we dash around the park! Here’s everything we found this week.
We’ve shown you Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios (along with Toy Story Land) all dressed up for the season, now it’s time to highlight the Animal Kingdom. Their Christmas decorations are always fun to see as they incorporate themes from the park attractions and regions represented in the park. Plus, while we were taking in all the decorations we found some new menu updates as well as some must-have merchandise!
Whether this is your first or 10th visit to Animal Kingdom during Christmas be sure to take some time to look at the ornaments on the tree at the entrance to the park. They are both representative of the park, and also feature some favorite Disney characters!
Hollywood Studios is a busy park these days! In addition to the Skyliner coming in 2019, there also is work on the Chinese Theater’s new ride and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge both coming in 2019. PLUS Christmas has arrived — we’ve got Santa Alien Popcorn Buckets, a decorated Toy Story Land, and so much more! Plus Plus (haha!), the Flurry of Fun holiday events start this week! Check out everything we found!
There’s a #ShareYourEars wall in Hollywood Studios. Snap your picture and post it with the #ShareYourEars hashtag and Disney will donate to Make a Wish Foundation. You’ll find this wall in Animation Courtyard on the way to Toy Story Land. There’s also a #ShareYourEars wall in Magic Kingdom by the Purple Wall. We anticipate seeing walls in Animal Kingdom and Epcot as well.