Dad’s got a great present for you! Sorry it’s not wrapped, but you don’t want to miss the overflowing package of NEWS just for you! 2018 is already shaping up to be incredible.
When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in 2019, Disney will undoubtedly have transported us to another world. Recently Disney released an actual photograph of the interior of the Millennium Falcon, which you will get to fly yourself! This is certainly the things that dreams are made of! The recent update also indicated you will get the chance to see full-size X-wing Starfighters. Dad will definitely be there to see it all first-hand!
The Maharajah Jungle Trek welcomed some new residents recently. The first Sumatran tiger cubs to be born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are now in their new habitat after being born about four months ago.
Terralina Crafted Italian, which was set to open in Disney Springs this fall, will now open in the Spring of 2018. It will serve authentic Italian entrees that will keep you coming back for more. The atmosphere will be really nice to and feature an outdoor patio, two-story glass conservatory, and an herb garden at the entrance.
The Hall of Presidents is now open at Magic Kingdom! After over a 5-month delay of a promised summer opening, this patriotic show featuring Audio-Animatronics of the presidents of the United States is once again welcoming guests. If you can’t get there soon, but you are interested in how the refurbishment went, check out this video.
Can you feel the force? Disney can! They’ve just released new merchandise in anticipation of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening in 2019. You can add hats, shirts, prints and more to your collection. You don’t even need to be at Walt Disney World, Galaxy’s Edge products are also available on the Shop Disney Parks app.
Rose gold fans will be thrilled to know that Disney has added a millennial pink MagicBand to its growing list of solid colors. (Dad’s going to pass on this one.) If you like the Seven Dwarfs you can also find the crew featured on a brown MagicBand.
If you were sad to see Cirque Du Soleil: La Nouba closing on December 31st, you don’t have to be sad anymore! A new Cirque du Soleil show is in development and it sounds fantastic. This new show is set to pay tribute to Disney animation. Dad will keep you posted on the opening, as it hasn’t been announced yet.
Starting in 2018, non-Disney hotels on Hotel Plaza Boulevard near Disney Springs will be adding the 60-day FastPass+ option that was previously only available for Walt Disney World Resort guests. The participating hotels include B Resort & Spa; Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort; DoubleTree Guest Suites by Hilton Orlando; Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Palace; Hilton Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista; Holiday Inn Orlando; Wyndham Lake Buena Vista; and Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista. There’s definitely a lot of grumbling about this decision. Some FastPasses are really hard to get as it is.