ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round-up for the Week of April 30, 2017

Another busy week in the world of Disney.  Lots of new information on Pandora – The world of Avatar including the new Connect with A Banshee experience, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival expands once again this year, characters from Guardians of the Galaxy are now meeting guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and more.  Let’s take a look!



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Are driverless shuttles coming to Walt Disney World? 

Special Mother’s Day Dining Options at Walt Disney World

Monorail to run on modified schedule later this month

Magic Kingdom expands viewing area for final days of “Wishes” fireworks

New Taco Dog is available at Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom for the month of May

Liberty Square Riverboat at Magic Kingdom closing for refurbishment August 1-10

22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Expands in 2017

New Guardians of the Galaxy meet and Greet inside One Man’s Dream at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A “Guardians of the Galaxy” Baby Groot cupcake is now available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

“Cars 3” Preview Coming Soon to Disney Parks

Pandora – The World of Avatar interactive map now available on My Disney Experience

First Look: The Na’vi Shaman of Songs from the Na’vi River Journey Attraction

New details on the Connect with A Banshee experience in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Learn the culinary back story of Pandora

Sound Lion has permanently closed at Disney Springs

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will be closed May 15-16

“Ye Haa” Bob Jackson celebrates 20 years at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort



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New LEGO “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” MINILAND display coming in 2018



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Special Dining Opportunities for Mother’s Day

New Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge coming to Disneyland

Disneyland Announces Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Galactic Premiere Party



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Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction Picture Book and CD Now Available

Animated Disney classic “Bambi” joins Walt Disney Signature Collection

“Club Mickey Mouse” series is coming to Facebook

Disney is working on a “Freaky Friday” musical adapted for television

Ewan McGregor is in talks to play Christopher Robin in Disney’s live-action Winnie the Pooh movie

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” sets Broadway dates

Nickelodeon’s Cyma Zarghami confirms there will be another SpongeBob movie

“American Idol” may get a reboot on ABC


Rumor of the Week: Will a Haunted Mansion restaurant materialize at Magic Kingdom?