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Disney Shares TRON Construction Milestone

Exciting news from Magic Kingdom! Today Disney shared a major construction milestone for the highly-anticipated TRON attraction. The first steel support columns have been installed!

The steel columns will serve as the framework that’ll support the coaster’s track in Tomorrowland. They also shared a video with a special look at the columns and the progress Walt Disney Imagineers, Disney cast members and project teams have made in bringing the attraction to life.

The TRON attraction is based on the guest-favorite attraction TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland.  This coaster-style attraction will allow riders to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a thrilling race through the digital frontier.

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Earlier this year, cast members continued a Disney tradition by signing their names on one of the first steel support columns for the new attraction.

The TRON attraction is set to open at Magic Kingdom Park in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Magic Kingdom Park Hours Extended on Select Dates in June & July 2019

Magic Kingdom has extended operating hours on select days in in June and July 2019.

JUNE

  • June 2 – 3: Park closes at 11pm
  • June 5 – 7: Park closes at 11pm
  • June 10: Park closes at 11pm
  • June 12 – 13: Park closes at 11pm
  • June 17 – 22: Park closes at 11pm
  • June 24 – 27: Park closes at 11pm

JULY

  • July 2 – 3: Park closes at 12am (with Extra Magic Hours on July 3 from 12:00am – 2:00am)
  • July 3 – 4: Park opens at 8am
  • July 4: Park closes at 1:00am

To view the complete Walt Disney World Resort operating schedule, please visit WaltDisneyWorld.com.

Extra, Extra Magic Hours Coming to Walt Disney World Including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney has announced Extra, Extra Magic Hours are coming to the Walt Disney World theme parks for a limited time.

The Extra, Extra Magic Hours benefit for Disney Resort guests will include Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as well as other experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom theme parks.  Here’s the rundown:

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Daily from Sept. 1-Nov. 2, the park will have Extra, Extra Magic Hours from 6-9 a.m., including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus Toy Story Land attractions and select other attractions. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences subject to capacity.

(Please note that on Aug. 29-31, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open at 6 a.m. for all guests. There will not be Extra, Extra Magic Hours on those days.)  

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily Aug. 29-Nov. 2, from 7-8 a.m., featuring Pandora – The World of Avatar and other attractions throughout the park (same as today’s morning Extra Magic Hours offerings).
  • Magic Kingdom Park —Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily from Aug. 29-Nov. 2, from 7-8 a.m., featuring favorite attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland (same as today’s morning EMH offerings).

Extra Magic Hours will also continue to be available on select days at Epcot.

If you’re visiting this fall, you should know that the Extra, Extra Magic Hours benefit at the Walt Disney World Resort requires a valid theme park admission and hotel ID.  Guests without the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option must spend the day at the same park where they’d like to enjoy the Extra, Extra Magic Hours benefit.

Also, not all Walt Disney World attractions are available with the Extra Magic Hours benefit.  Park hours and available attractions are subject to change without notice. *Applicable theme park, days and times of operation, attraction and service availability may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity and cancellation.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

New Signature Celebration Package at Cinderella’s Royal Table

Starting today, May 2, you can reserve the new Signature Celebration Package at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom. In addition to enjoying a scrumptious dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table, you will be able to take advantage of reserved “Happily Ever After” fireworks viewing in the West Plaza Garden (a separate area for guests of this package) before joining the After Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace. On top of all of that, you’ll experience unique and exclusive extras that make this an even more magical evening!

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Cinderella and her Prince Charming will personally welcome you upon arrival to the storybook setting of Cinderella Castle and invite you to embark on your royal evening which you’ll kick off at your table with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or a specialty beverage. While you dine, Cinderella’s Princess friends, will come to your table to greet you and take photos.

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Once you’ve had your fill of delicious food, a beautiful box of Cinderella-inspired confections will be gifted to you to commemorate your time dining in Cinderella’s castle! Following your dining experience, you will move on to your reserved viewing area for the spectacular Happily Ever After Fireworks display. Then, your enchanting evening will end with a dessert party, where Cinderella-inspired desserts will enhance the array of offerings.

This new package is currently only offered during one seating at Cinderella’s Royal Table, and reservations are limited and highly recommended. Make yours today by calling 407-WDW-DINE or by visiting DisneyWorld.com.  The cost of this experience is $199 plus tax and gratuity for adults and $169 plus tax and gratuity for children.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

New Treats coming to Magic Kingdom Park Beginning May 1

There are a variety of new desserts coming to Magic Kingdom for a limited-time beginning May 1. Check out the offerings below which will run through the end of June 2019.

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The Lunching Pad

Mickey Celebration Donut (available May 9) – yeast donut with your choice of strawberry, vanilla, or chocolate frosting with sprinkles

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Pinocchio Village Haus

Tangled Éclair  (available May 9) – éclair filled with dulce de leche and topped with white chocolate cream, sugar flowers, and a chocolate frying pan

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Sunshine Tree Terrace

Wish Granted Donut  (available May 1-June 30) – glazed donut coated in gold sugar and topped with a chocolate lamp piece and blue cotton candy

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Storybook Treats

Minnie’s Cookie Dough Sundae  (available May 9) – soft-serve ice cream topped with whipped cream, hot fudge, edible cookie dough, and a chocolate Minnie bow

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Casey’s Corner

Celebration Brownie  (available May 1 – June 30) – brownie topped with buttercream icing and a  chocolate piece featuring Mickey

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Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies

Mickey Milkshake  (available May 1- June 30) – strawberry milkshake topped with yellow cotton candy and a Mickey marshmallow straw

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Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, Golden Oak Outpost, Columbia Harbour House, and Friar’s Nook

Mickey’s Push Pop  (available May 1 – June 30) – birthday cake layered with confetti sprinkles and buttercream

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Mickey and Pals Waffle Wafer Toppers

Starting in mid-May, you’ll be able to find special waffle wafer toppers at various locations throughout the park featuring some of your favorite Disney pals.

  • Mickey, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor – served with a single-scoop ice cream cup or cone
  • Minnie, Storybook Treats – served with a soft-serve cup or cone
  • Donald, Sunshine Tree Terrace – served with a soft-serve cup
  • Daisy, Aloha Isle – served with a soft-serve cup
  • Goofy, Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – served with a soft-serve cup or cone

For more information on all of these locations as well as full menus, visit the Walt Disney World Resort dining page or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

Source: Disney Parks Blog