News & Updates

News & Updates Walt Disney World

Anna and Elsa are wearing new duds at their meet & greet, inspired by Frozen 2.

A new Cirque du Soleil show will premiere at Disney Springs in April 2020. (Previews in March.) We attended the previous show, La Nouba. We’re excited to see the new one!

New exclusive villains merch will be available at Disney Villains After Hours.

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicks off on January 17th (we were there opening day!) and continues though February 24th, 2020. Live performance shows features Broadway stars from The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Newsies, and Tarzan.

Space 220, a new restaurant located next to Mission: SPACE in Epcot, will open…soon?

“Capture Your Moment” is in testing at the Magic Kingdom. The gist: Pay $50 for a 20-minute photo session with a PhotoPass photographer.

The Camera Center at Epcot is the new home of Pin Central. Mouse Gear also has a new (temporary) home near its former location.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water closed for refurbishment on January 5, 2020 and will reopen in March. Later this year, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will close for a longer than normal refurbishment in September 2020.

 

News and Updates Disneyland

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opened at Galaxy’s Edge on January 17, 2020.

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival runs from Feb. 28th – April 21st. New – a Disney Culinary Adventure Tour that lets you in behind the scenes of some of the kitchens at Disney California Adventure. Sounds fun!

An “Avengers Campus” is coming to Disney California Adventure in 2020. It will feature a new Spider Man experience, a Pym Test Kitchen (after Ant Man and the Wasp), new encounters (meet & greets?) with some awesome characters including Black Widow, Ant Man and the Wasp, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, and characters from Black Panther and Thor.

A new parade, Magic Happens, will debut in Disneyland in the spring of 2020. It will feature floats with Moana and characters from Coco. I’m in!

 

News & Updates Universal Orlando

 

The first ever Mardi Gras Tribute Store has opened in the New York section of Universal Studios. This store looks AWESOME!

Super Nintendo World will be coming to Universal’s Epic Universe in 2023. Who can wait that long?

The Bourne Stuntacular is coming to Universal Orlando in the spring of 2020.

The Surfside Inn and Suites at Universal’s new resort Endless Summer has opened. The Dockside Inn and Suites section opens in March 2020. This is a value resort that also has family suites.

The holiday season at Universal Orlando kicks off on November 16 and goes through January 5th.

It’s never too early to plan for 2020’s Halloween Horror Nights – it begins on September 10th, 2020 and goes through Halloween night.

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