#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News & Rumor Round Up for the Week of March 16, 2018

In case you missed it this week, dates were announced for the Incredible Summer celebration and the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort, Walt Disney World Resort hotels will begin charging for overnight parking and The Walt Disney Company announced its strategic reorganization.    Let’s take a look!


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Dates Announced for Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World Resort

Meet the Easter Bunny at Magic Kingdom

Citrus Swirl Makes A Comeback at Sunshine Tree Terrace

Coffee Mint is the Bottomless Milkshake of the Month at Magic Kingdom’s Plaza Restaurant

Odwalla Mint Julep Lemonade Slushy now available at Casey’s Corner in Magic Kingdom for $6.49

Dates Announced for 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Wheezy Arrives at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Details for Tiffins Talks Event at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

New Nighttime Event Coming to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon This Summer

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Frontera Cocina at Disney Springs

DisneyStyle Store Coming to Disney Springs This May

Walt Disney World Resorts to Begin Charging for Overnight Parking

The All Star Chart Topper Now Available at Disney’s All Star Music Resort

Easter Religious Services at Walt Disney World Resort

Reservations Now Open for Pixar Play Zone at Disney’s Contemporary Resort



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Sneak Peek at Food and Merchandise for Pixar Fest at Disneyland Resort

First Look: ‘Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular’ Coming to Disneyland Park

Disneyland After Dark Series Returns May 3 With Star Wars Night

Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park Closing for Refurbishment April 23

New Concept Art and Details Released for Pixar Pier Including Dining Locations and Jessie’s Critter Carousel

Splitsville Luxury Lanes Officially Opens at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

Dream Boutique in the Downtown Disney District Permanently Closing

Pixar-Themed Packages Announced for Disneyland Resort Hotels

Here’s Where to Find the Bratwurst Dog at the Disneyland Resort




The Walt Disney Company Announces Strategic Reorganization

All-Star Cast Announced For Disney’s Beauty And The Beast In Concert At The Hollywood Bowl

Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

New Images Released from Marvel Studios Avengers: Infinity War

Production Has Begun on Disney’s ‘Artemis Fowl’

Disney Junior Orders Third Season of ‘Mickey And The Roadster Racers’

Freeform Cancels ‘Young and Hungry’

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Now Available Digitally

VIDEO: Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Final Trailer

VIDEO: Meet the Muppet Babies

Disneyland After Dark Series Returns May 3 With Star Wars Night

The second Disneyland After Dark event series will continue May 3, 2018 with Star Wars Night. Guests will be able to ring in May the Fourth, and be the first to experience the new “March of the First Order,” meet Rey at Star Wars Launch Bay, and celebrate the return of Hyperspace Mountain.

Guests are encouraged to attend in their best Star Wars attire.  The one night event will also feature:

  • Exclusive after-hours access to Disneyland park, with mix-in access beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Special entertainment, including character encounters and more!
  • Themed décor and immersive Star Wars-themed photo opportunities.
  • Commemorative lanyard, event credential and complimentary PhotoPass photos during the event.
  • First opportunity to purchase limited-edition “May the 4th” merchandise.

Disneyland After Dark takes place from 9pm – 1am.  Cost is $99 per adult and for children ages 3 and up.  Tickets go on sale:

  • March 27: Tickets on sale for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders
  • March 29: Tickets on sale for general public

Beginning May 4, all Disneyland park guests will be able to enjoy these new and returning Star Wars experiences:

  • “March of First Order” – Captain Phasma guides a squad of First Order stormtroopers through Tomorrowland in a dramatic show of force.
  • Encounter Rey – Meet the Resistance’s newest hero at Star Wars Launch Bay.
  • Hyperspace Mountain – This popular transformation of Space Mountain returns!

For more information, please visit Disneyland.com.

DisneyStyle Store Coming to Disney Springs This May

DisneyStyle, a new shop featuring fresh and stylish apparel and accessories inspired by beloved attractions at Disney Parks and timeless Disney characters, is coming to the West Side of Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort this May.  DisneyStyle will join other specialty boutiques at Disney Springs which offer the latest trends and seasonal products from Disney Parks Merchandise.

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Modern Disney fashionistas will find a curated assortment of fashion forward products at DisneyStyle, from Spirit Jerseys with nods to Disney Princesses to playful headwear with a Disney twist.

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Guests can easily create stylish outfits perfect for visiting Disney Parks by mixing and matching fun shirts with accessories such as handbags, headbands, hats, socks, and more. The location will be found adjacent to Star Wars Galactic Outpost.

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Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories in Town Center is now the ultimate spot for high-end fashion jewelry from Disney Parks, with an even larger selection of Guests’ favorite brands and products including PANDORA Jewelry, Alex & Ani, handbags by Dooney & Bourke, stylish headwear and more.

This weekend, celebrate the luck of the Irish and find your own pot ‘o gold at Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories with a special CRISLU jewelry showcase. Guests attending the event will receive a complimentary gift with any qualifying Disney by CRISLU purchase, while supplies last.

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The Disney Corner, the newest pop-up shop also located in Town Center, is home to apparel, collectibles and accessories fit for princesses of all ages or fans of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The location also carries fun Disney apparel for infants and toddlers. This enchanting two-story space will only be open for a limited time.

Stay tuned for an exact opening date for DisneyStyle.

Meet the Easter Bunny at Magic Kingdom

Beginning March 19, guests visiting Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort can meet the Easter Bunny!

Easter Bunny will greet guests from March 19-April 1 in the Town Square Courtyard. On March 31, and April 1 (Easter Sunday), a special pre-parade will make its way down Main Street, U.S.A., that will feature Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny, Daisy, Duck, Thumper & Ms. Bunny, White Rabbit, Yellow Rabbit, Clara Cluck, Hippos, Ostriches, Dancing Chicks and the Azalea Trail Maids from Mobile, Alabama.

All entertainment is subject to change without notice. Check the Times Guide or the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit for the most up-to-date information.

Egg-stravaganza Begins at Disneyland Resort Today

Get ready for a special  scavenger hunt at the Disneyland Resort because Egg-stravaganza returns to Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park and Downtown Disney District March 16 through April 1, 2018.

Guests can participate by picking up a map and stickers for $5.99 (plus tax) at select merchandise locations throughout Disneyland Resort. Search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney and Pixar characters, and record your discoveries by placing the corresponding sticker on the themed Egg-stravaganza map to represent that location.

Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, you can return your map to a redemption location for a special surprise. Redemption locations include the following merchandise shops: Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park; Disney Showcase in Disneyland park; World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District.

Purchasing limits will apply, while supplies last. Please note that no discounts apply and separate admission is required to enter Disney Theme Parks. The experience is subject to restrictions and may change without notice.

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