It’s been quite the week when it comes to Disney news!
We’ve got important updates for those hoping to become Disney World Annual Passholders, news about the return of some fan-favorite shows, and much more! Check out all of the biggest Disney news you might have missed right here.
1 — EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays Has Begun!
Today, November 26th, EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays officially started!
During the festival, you can eat all kinds of delicious treats…
We’re making our way through everything the Festival has to offer, so be sure to check back with us for all the latest details.
Stay tuned for more Festival of the Holidays updates!
2 — Fantasmic is Returning, a New Stage Show, and MORE
This past week also brought us some HUGE news courtesy of Destination D23. During the event, Disney announced that Fantasmic! is coming back with some new additions...
…there will be an updated stage show coming soon to Magic Kingdom…
…Fantasmic! and World of Color are returning to Disneyland Resort, and MUCH more! So much was announced during the Destination D23 event. Check out more news by clicking on the links below:
- See the lineup for D23 events in 2022
- The Disney Wish cruise ship is getting 2 NEW stage shows
- We got concept art for a NEW restaurant coming to EPCOT
- We got some BIG updates on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
- Disney shared a sneak peek at the lightsaber training experience on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
- We got a look at park map CROCS!?
- and SO. MUCH. MORE
3 — Sales PAUSED for Most Annual Passes in Disney World & More Ticket Updates
This week has also been a big one when it comes to Annual Passes. In Disney World, sales for most annual passes have now been PAUSED. At the moment, there is only 1 type of Annual Pass (the Pixie Dust Pass) that is available to purchase.
All other Annual Passes are not available to buy right now.
In addition to pausing most Annual Pass sales, Disney also announced that regular park tickets may be unavailable to purchase on select dates.
We noticed that the Disney World calendar now shows select dates where tickets are unavailable to purchase.
In Disneyland, there’s also been a bit of an update. Previously, one type of Magic Key pass had sold out. Now, both the Dream and Believe Magic Key passes have sold out.
4 — Big Genie+ Change
If you’re planning to visit Disney World soon and are thinking about using Genie+ (the new paid FastPass+ replacement service), there are a lot of things to know about. You can check out our guide to buying Genie+ here, and see how to purchase Individual Attraction Selections (pay-per-ride selections) here.
We’ve been testing out the program repeatedly and recently we found that Disney made an important change when it comes to “stacking” Genie+ selections (specifically, they changed one part of the system that used to let guests make 2 or more Genie+ selections throughout the day). Things with Genie+ can get a bit complicated, so click here to read our full explanation of the change.
5 — Black Friday Deals!
Black Friday deals have been going on for a little while now, but now that Black Friday has officially arrived, there are even MORE ways to save!
From deals on toys to clothing, you could get all of your holiday shopping out of the way EARLY and save some big bucks if you take advantage of these deals.
Of course, more Disney news was also shared this week. Click on the links below to learn more:
- More character meet-and-greets are back in Disney World
- See the 2 days you’ll want to be glued to your TV
- How you ride Rise of the Resistance in Disneyland has changed
- See the FULL lineup for the Broadway Concert series returning to the 2022 Festival of the Arts
- We found the cheapest way to go to Disney World (sort-of!)
- Showtimes have been announced for the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
- Advance booking is now available for La Crêperie de Paris in EPCOT
- We have an important update on the POG juice saga
- See all of the holiday treats and entertainment coming to Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney District
- The Jingle Bell sipper is BACK in Disney World!
That’s it for Disney news for this week. Check back with us for all the latest updates!
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