6 Things That Happened Last Week in Disney World
When it comes to Disney, there is no shortage of news on any given day…and in case you missed it, here is a rundown of what happened last week at Disney World!
Note that Destination D23 took place over the weekend with a whole lot of other huge news, which you can read more about here.
Disney Trams Testing Spotted
Recently, Disney announced that parking lot trams would be returning to the remaining two parks — EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The trams are currently scheduled to return sometime in September.
Not long ago, we saw tram testing at Hollywood Studios, and earlier last week, we saw test runs of the system in full force over at EPCOT. Disney has not yet shared the official date for the return of trams, so stay tuned for more updates.
To read more about the return of the tram system, click the link here: Tram Testing is Underway at EPCOT!
Annual Passholder Discount Announced
Disney also announced that a new Annual Passholder discount will be available soon. Annual Passholders will be able to enjoy a 60% savings on Disney merchandise during a special merchandise event.
The special event will take place September 20th – 23rd at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Some items you can find during the event will include apparel and collectibles from past collections along with other items.
To read more about the special merchandise event, click the link here: Annual Passholders Can Soon Save 60% on Merchandise at Disney World!
Over in Magic Kingdom, Fairytale Garden is being reimagined into the Casa Madrigal for a new meet-and-greet with Mirabel from Disney’s Encanto. Just behind construction barriers, you can see some of the new beautiful floral details that were recently added to the area.
These garlands have been draped along both walls and archways throughout the area. This reimagined space was previously used for a meet-and-greet with Merida, and it’s expected to reopen with its new Encanto theme on September 15th.
To read more about the updates to Fairytale Garden, click the link here: Floral Garlands Have Been Added To New Mirabel Meet and Greet Location at Magic Kingdom.
Changes to runDisney
Each year runDisney hosts some of the most popular events in Disney, like the 2023 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend. Volunteers play a big role in these events and this year runDisney has removed a big perk.
Recently, runDisney announced the removal of complimentary park tickets for volunteers. Prior to this year, volunteers received complimentary park tickets as a thank-you for their efforts during the event. They have not shared why this perk has been removed, but volunteers might want to keep this in mind when registering.
For more information on this, click the link here: A HUGE Volunteer Perk Has Been Removed by runDisney.
Passholder Previews Announced
If you have been following along with Mickey Blog then you already know Journey of Water, inspired by Moana is one of Disney’s newest attractions coming to EPCOT. Cast members have been able to preview the new attraction and recently, Disney announced another preview coming soon.
Annual Passholders will be able to preview Disney’s newest attraction in EPCOT starting Sept. 24th. There will be two opportunities for Annual Passholders to preview the attraction with the first being Sept. 24th through 29th and the second being Oct. 1st through 4th, with the attraction opening to the public October 16th.
To read more about the Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, click the links below:
- Annual Passholder Previews Announced for EPCOT’s Journey of Water
- Opening Date Revealed For Journey of Water in EPCOT
New Annual Passholder Magnet
Having an Annual Pass comes with a lot of perks but one of the most fun perks, in my opinion, are the Annual Passholder magnets.
These magnets are exclusive to Annual Passholders and in the past have brought a lot of excitement — and now there is something new on the horizon.
Last week, Disney teased a countdown for a new Annual Passholder magnet on the My Disney Experience app. Disney has not yet released any information about who will be featured on the magnet or when the magnet will be available to Annual Passholders, but you might have fun guessing!
To watch the video and read more about the new magnet, click the link here: New Annual Passholder Magnet Coming Soon — Who Will It Be?
If you’re looking for more Disney news, don’t forget to check out our Destination D23 news recap!
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