Walt Disney World News — Week of February 23, 2019

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There’s a new great, big, beautiful solar farm now operational at Walt Disney World. How big is it? Read on to find out this and more.

News

  • Walt Disney World hosts the Princess Half Marathon, February 21-24. Good luck to the runners–and to anyone trying to drive early in the mornings around Walt Disney World!
  • If you’re driving down 429 to the west of Walt Disney World, keep an eye open for the new solar farm that is now operational. (Hint, at 270 acres, it’s hard to miss! To put it in perspective, the original Mickey one shown here is only 22 acres.) You can read more about its amazing stats here.
  • From February 21-24, a pop-up shop is opening in Disney Springs featuring the Disney D-Lish line of food-inspired merchandise. The details can be found here.

Weather

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Crowd Levels

Park Hours

 

Attractions Closed For Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Fantasyland
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Frontierland
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Casey Jr. Splash ‘n’ Soak Station

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage (closes for refurb 2/24)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Wildlife Express Train: Africa Station
  • Wildlife Express Train: Rafiki’s Planet Watch Station
  • Kali River Rapids

Typhoon Lagoon (Whole Park!)

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I’m hoping to make it to Festival of the Arts for the first time (and probably the last time this year) this week. Have you been yet? What was your favorite experience?

Julia Mascardo

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