ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Roundup for the Week of April 17, 2017

 

 

We have lots of news out of Orlando and beyond this week from a new gondola transportation system coming to Walt Disney World, to Earth Day celebrations, to the possibility of a new Star Wars themed resort.  Let’s take a look!

 

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WALT DISNEY WORLD

Walt Disney World to begin working on gondola transportation system

Campfires suspended at Walt Disney World Due to Dry Conditions

Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom closing for refurbishment August 28 – November 16, 2017

New destination revealed for Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

First Look at Satu’li Canteen’s Specialty Beverages

Disneynature presents Party for the Planet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this Weekend

Earth Day Disney PhotoPass Opportunities at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this Weekend

Jiminy Cricket to Meet Guests at Rafiki’s Planet Watch on April 21 & 22

Maharajah Jungle Trek tiger exhibit closed for refurbishment

Frozen Summer Games returns to Disney’s Blizzard Beach May 26

 

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SEAWORLD ORLANDO

New concerts announced for Seven Seas Food Festival

 

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BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY

Celebrate Earth Day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on April 22

 

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LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT

LEGO Star Wars Days Returns May 6-7 & May 13-14

 

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DISNEYLAND RESORT

Summer of Heroes is coming to Disney California Adventure Park May 27

Classic Space Mountain returns to Disneyland Park on June 1, 2017

 

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OTHER NEWS

‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ to Air May 7 on Freeform

Disney Pirates Archives exhibit coming to D23 Expo this year

Will Smith in talks to play The Genie in Disney’s live action remake of ‘Aladdin’

and…

Rumor of the week: Could a Star Wars themed resort be coming to Walt Disney World?

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!