For starters, although the big “50” icon on the castle was removed, the 50th Anniversary “EARidescent” colors stuck around. Also, the gold statues of all our favorite Disney characters have remained in all four park. But, we recently noticed that they got a mini makeover.
Are you ready for 2024 in Disney World? It’s already shaping up to be a great year!
There are so many things coming by the end of this year and into the new one — things like returning fireworks shows, park transformations, and hotel makeovers just to name a few. There are also some big things that Disney World is doing for the FIRST time in 2024 — here’s our full list!
We’ve probably eaten THOUSANDS of snacks in Disney World.
Nope, we’re not exaggerating! We’ve been reviewing Disney food for 15+ years, and that means we’ve tried quite a lot of it. With all those years of food reviews, we’ve seen snacks come and go frequently. Today, we’re sharing a list of the snacks that Disney World had to stop selling!
Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebrations ended in March 2023, but some things stuck around.
The 50th Anniversary merchandise hasn’t disappeared overnight from the parks, and there are still a few items scattered throughout the gift shops. Some of the more popular snacks from the celebration have remained on menus in the parks, just renamed. But there’s one very obvious anniversary offering that’s still available…and now we know why!
It’s the end of an ERA.
Okay, we know Disney World’s 50th anniversary has come and gone (although the decorations have been taking their own sweet time coming down). But, one 50th anniversary snack was a DFB favorite, and we were thrilled to still be able to order it after all the festivities had ended. Unfortunately, that won’t last forever — we recently got word that this beloved treat would be leaving the menu SOON.
After all, it was 18 months of special entertainment, EARidescent merchandise, and more blue food coloring in snacks than Disney World had probably ever seen. What a time to be alive! But now that the celebrations are over and Disney has moved on to the 100th Anniversary, one of our readers spotted something interesting.
At Disney World, it can feel like there are always so many changes going on.
We have seen Genie+ rules and park pass reservations change. We see old restaurants change and new ones open. We see stores at Disney Springs close. We like to say the only thing that doesn’t change in Disney World is that it is things will change. And now a BIG change has hit one of the most iconic landmarks in the park!
Sometimes, it feels like it takes a Disney Ph.D. to figure out how to navigate the parks. What’s a Lightning Lane? Why does everything suddenly have a plus sign in front of it? Why on Earth is the line for Journey into Imagination with Figment over 5 minutes?
Oh, and on top of all those changes, you might also want to consider the crowd level during your vacation. Back in 2022, we saw some BIG crowds in the Disney World parks. The theme parks were reportedly in higher demand than ever before and attractions and restaurants were finally starting to operate like they did before the pandemic. Fast-forward to 2023, and things are looking a little different. Could the crowds finally be subsiding in Disney World? Let’s talk about it.
During your next Disney World trip, you might be surprised by how much construction you encounter!
Right now, there’s a major project underway in the middle of EPCOT, and several hotels around the property are getting updates. We’re constantly noticing little refurbishments to keep things fresh and shiny, but soon, it looks like another construction project will begin in Magic Kingdom.
We’ve seen quite a few things change now that Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebrations are over.
Snacks have been removed from menus, decorations are starting to disappear from the parks, and entertainment offerings have gone back to normal. (Including the return of two pre-anniversary fireworks shows!) But now, there’s a change that you may be able to see from your own home!