Refurbishments #4 WDW Theme Parks

AS OF TODAY AUGUST 1, 2016 THESE ARE THE CURRENT UP TO DATE SCHEDULED REFURBISHMENTS AT THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT’S THEME PARKS. CHECK BACK FOR MORE POSTS AS MORE NEWS BECOMES AVAILABLE!

MAGIC KINGDOM

Monorail: Now – Summer 2016: The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.

Swiss Family Treehouse: July 6 – September 24, 2016

Liberty Square Riverboat: August 1 – 7, 2016

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: August 8 – November 18, 2016

“It’s a Small World”: August 22 – September 15, 2016

EPCOT

None

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Pizza Planet: January 19 – Late 2016

Muppet Vision 3D: August 15 – 22, 2016

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

DINOSAUR: July 25 – October 16, 2016

Dino Institute Shop: July 25 – October 16, 2016

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

NONE

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Annual Referbishment October 23 – December 24, 2016

Disney Springs

Planet Hollywood: January 5 – Fall 2016

Fulton’s Crab House – reopening as Paddlefish: April 4 – Fall 2016

Cookes of Dublin: August 1 – 8, 2016

Reserve Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Featuring special viewing of the “Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks, this new dessert party allows you and your family to enjoy a selection of sweets as the night sky erupts with an arsenal of impressive fireworks, set to the most dramatic and memorable Star Wars themes of all time.

On the menu, look for lots of Star Wars-themed dessert treats, including the popular Droid and Darth Vader cupcakes, a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a souvenir Chewbacca stein to take home.

The dessert party costs $69 for adults and $39 for children. Tax and gratuity are included. Advance reservations are recommended. 

Click the link below to take a look at the firework show! This video was taken by Inside the Magic!

Symphony in the Stars at Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Launch Bay Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios December 1, 2015!

Very soon, you will have the opportunity to experience Star Wars in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in an all-new way – every day! New experiences will open starting Dec. 1, 2015 bringing that galaxy far, far away, a little bit closer.

Star Wars Launch Bay will take you and your family into the Star Wars saga and the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with special exhibits and peeks behind-the-scenes, special merchandise and opportunities to encounter Chewbacca and Darth Vader.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue will be home to a brand new adventure inspired by the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. During the opening months, we’ll make sure that everyone who rides Star Tours will experience the new adventure. After that, it will be up to the will of the Force.

Last, but certainly not least, is Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, which will open in early December. This reimagined Jedi Training experience will take younglings to the secret site of an ancient Jedi temple where they will face Darth Vader along with the Seventh Sister – a new villain from the Disney X D series “Star Wars Rebels.”

And work begins next year on the 14-acre Star Wars-themed land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With construction underway, unfortunately, Disney won’t be able to offer Star Wars Weekends. While Star Wars Weekends has been a great way to enjoy the saga for a few days every year, now the Force will be with Disney’s Hollywood Studios every day.

With Star Wars Launch Bay, the new Jedi Training experience, “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi,” and a new destination in the Star Tours attraction opening in December, you’ll be able to step into the Star Wars saga every time you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Enjoy Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine Year-Round!

I have shared once before about an all new dining experience with Minnie and friends at Hollywood Studios’ Hollywood & Vine during the Holiday Season, Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine Dinner.

Well now I’m excited to share that Minnie and friends will continue to host dinner at Hollywood & Vine year-round!

Minnie’s fabulous dinner parties celebrate the cheerful togetherness of the holidays, the glamour of Hollywood, the delight of spring, the excitement of summer and the frightening fun of Halloween. Each season, this dining experience will feature unique music, décor, all-new costumes, menu items and interactive musical moments.

Celebrating the magic of the movies and the glamour of Hollywood, the next seasonal dining experience will take place Jan. 4- March 20, 2016. Reservations open Oct. 27, 2015 and are available by calling 407-WDW-DINE, online at Disneyworld.com/dine or you can get reservations through your local Disney Travel Agent!

And, if you and your family are looking for even more magic, they can add the Fantasmic! Dinner Package to their meal.

Book Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine for you and your family today!

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BOOK NOW! MERRY & BRIGHT DESSERT PARTY AND DINNER RECEPTION DURING THE OSBORNE FAMILY SPECTACLE OF DANCING LIGHTS

The Merry & Bright Dessert Party and Dinner Reception will light up the season with special reserved viewing of over 5 million legendary lights during the finale of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights.

The Merry & Bright Dessert Party includes holiday-themed desserts, specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, sodas, water, tea and coffee. Each Guest in the party will receive a keepsake roll-up stadium blanket. The Dessert Party will take place Nov. 6-Dec. 24, 2015 from 7-8:30 p.m. and Dec. 25-30, 2015 from 8:30-10 p.m. Block-out dates include Nov. 17, Dec. 9 and Dec. 18. The price is $69 per adult and $39 per child (ages 3-9). Tax and gratuity are included.

During the Merry & Bright Dinner Reception, Guests can enjoy a holiday buffet including shrimp, beef, turkey and more, as well as specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine. Each Guest in the party will receive a custom keepsake shadow box featuring their own Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights bulb. The Dinner Reception will take place from 8:30-10 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2016 and from 7-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 2-3, 2016. The price is $99 per adult and $54 per child (ages 3-9). Tax and gratuity are included.

During both events, Guests can enjoy the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights from a reserved location at the end of the Streets of America near the entrance to Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show. Guests can check in at the location beginning one hour prior to the event.

Bookings can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE or online at Disneyworld.com/dine. Advance reservations are recommended as availability is limited. 

OSBORNE FAMILY SPECTACLE OF DANCING LIGHTS – CELEBRATE A HOLIDAY TRADITION ONE MORE TIME

With the holidays right around the corner, there are two more options for seasonal fun coming to the Walt Disney World Resort. This year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you and your family can enjoy two special experiences as you are surrounded by The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – the Merry & Bright Dessert Party (Nov. 6-Dec. 30, 2015) and the Merry & Bright Dinner Reception (Jan. 1-3, 2016).

The dessert party includes holiday-themed desserts, while the dinner reception features a selection of small bites, including beef, shrimp, and turkey, as well as wine, beer, and specialty beverages. Reservations for both the Merry & Bright Dessert Party and Dinner Reception will be available beginning Sept. 16, 2015.

Please note that this season marks the finale for The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, as the park prepares for incredible new experiences, including the recently announced Toy Story Land and a Star Wars-themed land.

A Disney Christmas: Last Year for Osborne Lights!

So I just found out this morning that this year will be the last year that Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be running the Osborne Lights! Due to the re-imagining of the park, Streets of America is said to be removed from the park itself to make room for the new “Lands”. I am so glad that I am going to Disney during Christmas this year! Like I have said before it will be my first time at Disney during the Holiday season and this year will also be the last time that Disney will be presenting the Osborne Lights. It’s kind of bitter sweet because the Lights have become somewhat of a Christmas Tradition to many and something that a lot of people look forward to during their Disney Christmas vacations. But with the Lights being removed it just means that something new and exciting is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

I also recently discovered that Pirates of the Caribbean will be opened back up from it’s long refurbishment when I go on my Disney Christmas Vacation! I know that it has been closed for quite some time for a well needed refurbishment and it just never occurred to me that it would be open when I’ll be at Disney! I will definitely have to remember to schedule me a FastPass+ for that ride because I’m sure there will be a lot of people wanting to ride the newly refurbished ride! The Pirates of the Caribbean is scheduled to open September 25, 2015.

I also think that the new Skipper Canteen restaurant will be newly opened while I am at Disney. Since I am a Travel Agent, I took a look at my newly refurbished information to see if any rides or attractions will be down during my vacation, and it looks like it will be open while I am at Disney. I am making an educated guess at this because the Liberty Tree Tavern and Diamond Horseshoe will be opening on November 19, 2015. Their kitchens are getting an update and that is all tied into the Skipper Canteen’s new area, so that is why I am thinking that it will be open. I’m not 100% sure, but one could hope! 

88 DAYS UNTIL A DISNEY CHRISTMAS!!!