We’re back with more unexpected news from Disney World!
We saw lots of Thanksgiving crowds this week this week and Festival of the Holidays debuted in EPCOT too. And of course, there was also some exciting and VERY surprising news! Take a look.
Showtimes for Indiana Jones
We now have showtimes for the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which has been closed since March 2020 when Disney World closed due to the pandemic. We already knew that this show would be returning on December 19th, but this week showtimes appeared on Disney World’s website.
On December 19th, Indiana Jones shows are scheduled at 12PM, 1:15PM, 3:15PM, 4:45PM, and 6PM, and there are also showtimes listed through January and part of February. Catch Indiana Jones and Marion and all their famous stunt work soon!
Showtimes announced for Indiana Jones!
Cast Member Costume Update
EPCOT Festival Team Cast Members received a really unique costume change, with new Costume shirts made up of recyclable materials! These shirts are made in part with plastic bottles that would otherwise pollute the ocean.
So not only are they saving the ocean, these Cast Members are also serving really cute new Costumes! You can catch this Costume change at EPCOT festival booths, like at Festival of the Holidays!
Cast Members are wearing recyclable fashion!
Sales Paused for Annual Passes
This week we learned that sales were paused for most Disney World Annual Passes. This applies to people who want to buy NEW Annual Passes.
Out of the four Disney World Annual Passes, only one (the Pixie Pass) is available for purchase at this time. If you’re already a current Passholder, you are still eligible to renew your pass into any of the four pass options. We’ll be watching closely for more updates.
Sales were paused for most Disney World Annual Passes!
America’s Funniest Home Videos
At EPCOT this week we spotted a signs for guests to participate in voting for America’s Funniest Videos! We saw this sign between the United Kingdom and Canada pavilions in the World Showcase.
We HAVE seen this happen before in the past (after all, The Walt Disney Company owns ABC!) but it was a fun surprise to see this week! It’s always a good idea to keep your eyes peeled for random opportunities like this around Disney World.
America’s Funniest Home Videos voting appeared in EPCOT!
New Area Opened in EPCOT
And in EPCOT near the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind building, some of the construction walls have been pushed back to reveal more walkways and areas! There are still some walls around the building, but there’s a lot more space.
It’s nice to see some progress with EPCOT construction, and we’re excited to see more changes as Guardians is currently scheduled to open in 2022!
We’re finally seeing progress near Guardians of the Galaxy!
Unwanted Guests in EPCOT
During our visit to the first day of the 2021 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays, we noticed a particularly rude EPCOT guest that kept trying to steal our food. Look, we know it’s tasty, but back off, bee!
The AUDACITY. But yes, Disney bees are back, and they’re ready for the Festival of the Holidays. If you see adults screaming in EPCOT, it’s probably because of a bee.
Check out more photos of the Disney bees here!
And that’s all the unexpected news from Disney World this week! Keep reading DFB for more Disney news, updates, and more!
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