This was another big week in Disney News. Of course the biggest news was the new tiered pricing plan for tickets, we will get to that in a minute. There was other news going on in the parks as well, the removal of a favorite snack at Animal Kingdom, my little girl was crushed by this, thank goodness they are still serving her favorite "snack" at the Magic Kingdom.
Here is the BIG NEWS of the week.
~Rumors were flying all week about Disney increasing their ticket prices, it was confirmed yesterday that they were going to move to a tiered plan for stand alone tickets. Here is the break down:
PEAK SEASON (this includes spring break, much of the summer and late December)
$124.00 for the Magic Kingdom $114.00 for Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.
$110 at Magic Kingdom, $102 for the other three parks.
VALUE DAYS (late August and almost all of September)
$105 for the Magic Kingdom
$97 for the other three parks.
Turkey Legs discontinued at Disney's Animal Kingdom!!
Tomorrow is the last day you can enjoy this yummy snack at Animal Kingdom . This is one of my daughter's favorite things to eat in the parks, she wasn't happy to read this bit of news. Animal Kingdom already discontinued another famous snack earlier in the month, the Churro. Don't be too upset with Disney, you can still get both of these yummy snacks at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Diamond Horseshoe is opening soon!!!
Disney is actually going to open this "always closed" restaurant for lunch and dinner. Hopefully this will be an "always open" place to get some great food. This table service credit spot will begin serving guests sometime next month.
Rumor has it this restaurant will feature a fixed price menu that will cost $33 plus tax for adults, and $19 for kiddos ages 3 to 9.
Reservations are now available for dates from March 13th to May 30th. We don't why they haven't opened it up for the rest of the time, but time will tell, and when it does I will let you know!!
Big Thunder Mountain removed from refurb list!!
This is good news for Big Thunder Mountain fans that will be going to the Magic Kingdom this summer. It was scheduled to be shut down from April 4th to July 16th, but magically it has disappeared from the refurbishment list. Sources say that it will be refurbished at a time when the park is a bit slower.
New Shopping Experiences coming to Disney Springs!!
Get your credit cards ready folks, new shops are coming to Disney Springs later this year. MAC Cosmetics, Anthropologie, Superdry and Free People. They will be located in the Town Center district and will welcome shoppers sometime this spring. When I hear dates, I will let you know!
Rivers of Light will start in APRIL!!!
This is AWESOME news for Animal Kingdom lovers!! Rumors are flying that Disney will be offering a guaranteed seating package for this show that will include dining at Tusker House. This will be like the Fantasmic Package at Hollywood Studios. We think the dining packages will be available for all three meals at Tusker House. There may be three different showings of the Rivers of Light on most nights. Maybe Animal Kingdom will stay open later than we originally thought.
Character Changes all around the "World"
Rumors are flying that yet another favorite character at the Magic Kingdom is on her way out. I hope this is just a rumor, but I was told that the Fairy Godmother may stop doing meet and greets in the Magic Kingdom. Maybe she has an increased demand to Bippity Boppity Booing little princesses, but people will be sad that they won't get do meet her in the park.
Zootopia characters Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde are randomly meeting people in Animal Kingdom, this usually indicates that the new characters will be doing more meet and greets in the future.
That's another weekend round for you!! I hope you enjoy these weekend blogs, and I hope they are keeping you informed of all the changes that are going on in Disney!!
I would love to hear from you!!! What do you think of all the changes that are taking place?
If you haven't booked your next Disney Destination Vacation, and would like to, please email me!! I would love to help plan your next DREAM vacation!!