Hi, DFB friends! It’s been quite a week in Disney World.
Brazil Booth Moved
The 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Brazil booth was moved to a new location! It opened on October 1st and it was originally located near the front of the World Showcase, across from the Port of Entry gift shop. Less than a month after opening, the Brazil booth has been moved back to its original Food and Wine Festival location between the France and Morocco pavilions.
And Brazil got a booth glow up! Sporting colorful mosaic details and a new Brazil sign, we’re excited to get some more Crispy Pork Belly in our bellies.
Disney World Railroad Refurbishment Extended
It feels like the Walt Disney World Railroad has been under refurbishment for forever at this point, and now refurbishment has been extended to 2022. If you were hoping to take a ride on the train in 2021, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.
Due to construction on the TRON: Lightcycle Run roller coaster, the Disney World Railroad has been closed since 2018. There was no official end date ever announced, but now the Disney World website lists the refurbishment extending into 2022.
Ahsoka Minnie Ears
It was an exciting surprise to find new Star Wars Minnie ears featuring Ahsoka in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! We found them at Tatooine Traders next to Star Tours for $39.99.
Ahsoka is Anakin’s Padawan from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and she’s also been in other Star Wars movies and series, like The Mandalorian on Disney+. In fact, she’s getting her own Disney+ show soon!
Character Meet and Greets Are BACK in a NEW Way!
Modified character meet and greets, or what Disney is now calling “sightings,” appeared early in Disney World! Originally announced for November, this week we were able to get some socially distanced one-on-one time with Mickey and Princesses Tiana, Elena, Cinderella, and Rapunzel!
You can take pictures and have a conversation, but you can’t ask for autographs or hugs yet. We were so excited to get to interact with characters again and we can’t wait to “meet” other characters!
More Christmas Decor…BEFORE Halloween!
Even before Halloween has arrived, Disney World added even MORE holiday decorations! This time we spotted them in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where holiday animal lanterns were displayed on the roof of Discovery Trading!
The lanterns actually light up at night too! They remind us a little of the Merry Menagerie puppets coming soon to Animal Kingdom.
And that’s all the unexpected news from this week in Disney World! What do you think? Keep reading DFB for more Disney World news!
Are you surprised by any of the news this week? Tell us in the comments!