Welcome to your one-stop shop for our news from Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Universal Orlando, and more.
Walt Disney World News of the Week
- Chrissy tells us everything there is to know about the Kidcot Fun Stops at Epcot. If you haven’t been in a while, it might be time to take another look.
- On the TouringPlans podcast, Brian and Angela talk all things Fantasyland, but mostly classic Fantasyland.
- Angela takes us on a video tour of the studio and one-bedroom units at the brand new Riviera resort at Walt Disney World.
- National Buttermilk biscuit day was this week. (You celebrated, didn’t you?) Here’s our favorite biscuit at Disney World.
- Skyliner Gondola testing has moved over to Epcot. See the cabins in action.
- There are updates to the Play Disney Parks app that can add fun to your wait time.
- Construction is continuing at the Magic Kingdom and the Transportation and Ticket Center.
- Frontera Cocina has a new Taste of Baja menu.
- If you’re driving to Epcot, you need to know about recent changes to the parking lot tram situation.
- Did you miss National Mimosa Day? We didn’t!
- Chrissy sampled some seasonal treats at Amorette’s at Disney Springs. Mmmmmm!
Disneyland News of the Week
- An entire squad of Marvel characters are now greeting guests at Disneyland.
- Black Tap Burgers & Beer has opened its latest outpost at Disney Springs. The shakes are incredibly over the top. Have you seen them?
- Is it your Unbirthday? Me too! Let’s celebrate at the new Very Merry Unbirthday Tea Party.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge News of the Week
- With early morning Extra Extra Magic Hours on the way for Galaxy’s Edge, it’s not surprising that the food service venues there will offer breakfast.
- Images of some of the Galaxy’s Edge merchandise are now available. What will you want to buy?
- Take a look at the chess room on the Millennium Falcon!
Universal Orlando News of the Week
- Universal is offering hotel discounts this summer. Are you ready for stay there?
- Brian visits Diagon Alley and tries Firewhiskey for the first time. It tastes like someone liquified … [watch the video to find out].
Disney Cruise Line News of the Week
- Disney Cruise Line has begun tests allowing guests to use Apple iMessage on the ships, for FREE! This could be a real game changer for communication while at sea.
- The DCL Navigator app has had a MASSIVE upgrade. It’s So. Much. Better.
- No more faxing in-room gift orders. Guests can now place orders for onboard Disney Cruise Line gifts online.
Beyond the Parks
- In which Derek Burgan throws caution to the wind and blatantly cheats on Disney by singing the praises of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in this week’s Saturday Six.
- Hakuna Matata! Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the place to find merch connected with The Lion King.
- Continuing our tour of the Epcot World Showcase Countries, here’s look at the shopping situation in Norway.
- We’re approaching the summer rainy season at Walt Disney World. There’s new themed rain gear to help you stay dry.
- Disney has partnered with fashion designers and celebrities to create a new line of limited edition ear hats and Minnie headbands, debuting this summer.
- Does your family play board games? Maybe they’d like one with a Disney twist.
- MAC Cosmetics has a new line of makeup inspired by the film Aladdin.
- If you’ve ever thought, “Hey, I wonder what Mickey Mouse would look like as an avocado pit?” then wonder no more. This is really a thing.
- Forky, Forky, Forky!
- Want a sneak peek at Toy Story 4? Head on over to Disneyland OR Walt Disney World.
- Did you know that to get ready for Galaxy’s Edge, Brian and Angela have been doing a full rewatch of all the Star Wars movies? You can watch along and discuss the films with them on our YouTube channel. This is what they’ve done so far:
The Week Ahead
If you’re planning to the visit to the parks soon, here’s what’s going on this week.
- The week ahead at Walt Disney World
- The week ahead at Disneyland
- The week ahead at Universal Orlando
- The week ahead on Disney Cruise Line
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