Category Archives: Walt Disney World

Epcot’s Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival Closing for Refurbishment Next Week

The Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival at Epcot will be closing for a week long refurbishment next week.  The attraction located in the Magic Eye Theater in Future World is scheduled to June 12 – June 18; reopening to guests on June 19, 2017.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

Mobile Ordering Service Now Available at Pizzafari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Beginning today, guests can now use the mobile ordering service at Pizzafari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Satu’li Canteen was the first restaurant inside the park to offer this service last month which allows guests the convenience of ordering and paying for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience App.

Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they will tap an “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window.

Mobile Order Service is also expected to expand to Flame Tree Barbecue and Restaurantosaurus at Disney’s Animal Kingdom later this summer.

Please note Mobile Orders can only accept credit cards for payment right now and not the Disney Dining Plan.

Celebrate World Ocean Day June 8 at Epcot

If you’ll be visiting Epcot on Thursday, June 8, then you’ll want to stop by The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion and help celebrate World Ocean Day.  This special event is a way to connect with nature and learn how you can help protect our planet. There will be special displays and activities throughout the pavilion in Future World.

Disney’s education instructors and conservation specialists will be on hand to answer your questions and share how the Disney Conservation Fund is helping reverse the decline of at-risk animals in the wild, including, sharks, rays, coral reefs and sea turtles. You can also learn how cast members at The Seas with Nemo & Friends are working on Florida beaches and in The Bahamas to help protect delicate marine ecosystems.

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Additionally, Coral Reef Restaurant which is also located in The Seas Pavilion will offer an exclusive white chocolate ocean-themed dessert developed specially for World Oceans Day.

To learn more about some of the animals you can see at The Seas with Nemo & Friends and around the Walt Disney World Resort, visit

Disney’s Night of Joy 2017 Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for Disney’s Night of Joy 2017. Guests can check out or 407-W-DISNEY for tickets and information. Groups of 10 or more can click here or call 877-NITE-JOY to purchase group tickets and learn about group discounts and benefits.

This year, the ticketing structure has changed a little bit to accommodate a variety of guests including Walt Disney World Annual Passholders.

Event guests will be able to buy a concert only OR a concert plus theme park combination ticket for either evening – or even a two-night concert ticket.

  • Single-night concert only tickets will be $45 plus tax in advance
  • Two-night concert only tickets will be $69 plus tax in advance
  • Add-on a (1) day Walt Disney World theme park ticket for only $62 plus tax*.

There also will be premium seating packages available for an extra charge; and groups of 10 or more will be able to get discounted tickets, as with past events.

This year, the following artists will take the stage at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

  • Friday, Sept. 8 – MercyMe, TobyMac, Zach Williams, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Colton Dixon, Rend Collective.
  • Saturday, Sept. 9 – Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, Jordan Feliz, Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Tye Tribbett.

For more information on Night of Joy, visit Disney’s website.

Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Temporarily Closed

Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is temporarily closed.  The stage show will be closed through June 15, 2017 so the park can add new mobile stages.

These stages can be set up in the morning and removed after the final performance of the day which would allow more viewing space for guests to watch the new Disney Movie Magic projection show and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular in the evening.

Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away is expected to reopen on June 16, 2017.