What’s New This Week?
Walt Disney World Theme Parks
Magic Kingdom Park
New! Dining Package at Tony’s Town Square: Beginning June 9, Guests will be able to experience a prix fixe lunch at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant and receive a voucher for reserved viewing of the Main Street Electrical Parade. This package is $45 for adults and $17 for children, plus tax and gratuity, or one table-service entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan. This option is available to book beginning June 7, by calling 407-WDW-DINE or visiting DisneyWorld.com/dine.
New! Magic Kingdom Extends Park Hours on Several Dates: Magic Kingdom will be extending operating hours on the following dates: June 8, 9, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 2016. On these dates, the Park will open at 8:00am instead of 9:00am as originally scheduled.
New! Advance Reservations Now Available at Jungle Skipper Canteen: Advance reservations for lunch and dinner are now available at Jungle Skipper Canteen, the newest table service restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park.
Reminder! ‘Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire’ Set to Open This Week: The new castle stage show ‘Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire’ is set to open on June 17, 2016. As a reminder, ‘Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire’ features Mickey and his troupe of Merry Makers who have been preparing to host a joyous festival and have ventured far and wide to invite friends from other lands to join their celebration. From the Land of the Bewitching Bayous, Goofy has invited Tiana, Naveen and Louis to add a little spice of New Orleans jazz to the party. From the Land of the Enchanted Woods, Donald Duck brings some new friends he met at the Snuggly Duckling, and Daisy introduces us to her special guests, Rapunzel and Flynn. Finally, Mickey shares a surprise with Minnie, as he has traveled to the Land of the Mystic Mountains to invite Olaf, Anna and Elsa, who contributes a blast of her icy magic. It all culminates in a grand dance, as the Merry Makers invite all their new friends to join in the fun on this special day in Magic Kingdom Park.
Reminder! Temporary Changes to Parades and Shows: Some Magic Kingdom entertainment offerings will be impacted certain dates throughout spring. The Main Street Trolley Show and Move it! Shake it! Dance and Play it! will be adjusted June 21, 23 and 27. On these dates and Move it! Shake it! Dance and Play it! will be presented at 12:30 and 5:40.
New! Sunshine Seasons Introduces New Breakfast Menu: Sunshine Seasons at The Land Pavilion is now offering a new breakfast menu. Breakfast is served from 9 to 11 a.m. New items include:
Adult Breakfast Platter of eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes and Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding.
Kids Platter of eggs, bacon and Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding.
Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding Platter which includes Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding and bacon.
Breakfast Panini with side is made of pork, bacon, eggs, arugula, tomato, Chorizo-Pepper Jack Mornay sauce and includes a side.
Bircher Muesli Sunshine Seasons also serves a selection of pastries.
Reminder! Soarin’ Around The World Debuts This Week: Flights on Soarin’ Around the World depart beginning June 17 from both Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort, and Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort, one day after Soaring Over the Horizon debuts at the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland on June 16. Plus, don’t miss your last chance to experience the original Soarin’, now through June 15.
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Reminder! Sounds Like Summer Concert Series Started June 5: Get ready for another rocking rendezvous—the fun begins at America Gardens Theatre in June with the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series. Featuring renditions of songs from Boston and the Eagles to covers of classics by Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen and the Bee Gees, Sounds Like Summer is a cover-band blast from the past that’s fun for the whole family. The summer concerts for the upcoming week include:
June 12-18: Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles
June 19-24: Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
New! Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Debuts This Week: On June 17, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is launching a new nightly fireworks and projection show called Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular that will light up the sky with Star Wars-themed fireworks, lasers, light projections and other special effects combined withStar Wars-themed music and iconic characters and scenes from throughout the saga. The show will be punctuated with a tower of fire and spotlight beams, creating massive lightsabers in the sky. It will be the most elaborate fireworks display to take place in the history of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
New! Savor the Savanna Experience: The Savor the Savanna Evening Safari Experience offers you the opportunity to hop aboard a private safari vehicle and enjoy an expedition through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. The highlight is a stop at an exclusive viewing area where you get to sample a selection of regional beers and wines (well, for those 21 and over, anyway) and savor African-inspired tapas while taking in the impressive savanna. A special keepsake commemorating your unforgettable evening trek is yours to take home as well. Book your delicious, unique Africa escape today. Call 407-WDW-TOUR (939-8687). The cost is $169 per guest. Valid Theme Park admission is required, and each participant must be at least 8 years old. Each experience is limited to a maximum of 12 Guests.
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
Reminder! ESPN Club Now Taking Some Reservations: ESPN Club is now taking reservations for lunch, Monday–Friday only. Guests will continue to be seated in the order of arrival for lunch Saturday and Sunday, as well as dinner throughout the week.
Reminder! Caricature Artist Now at Disney’s Beach Club Resort: A new caricature artist is now appearing outside Beach Club Marketplace at Disney’s Beach Club Resort! The artist is available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6–11 p.m.
Walt Disney World Resort – General
New! Vince Camuto is the Newest Retailer at Disney Springs: Lifestyle brand Vince Camuto opened their first central Florida location at Disney Springs, in a prime spot located in the heart of Town Center. Vince Camuto carries clothing, handbags, accessories and even fragrances. All are displayed in a setting that feels like an elegant and modern boutique.
June 15 – 19: Artist Greg McCullough returns to Art of Disney in Disney Springs Marketplace with special appearances and signings from 1 – 8 p.m. each day.
June 3 – 27: Representatives from Precious Moments dolls will be on hand this month as they showcase, you guessed it, fan favorite dolls from the collection. In addition to your favorite classics, this month Precious Moments will showcase the special wedding inspired “Happily Ever After” collection. Find them throughout the day, each day at Marketplace Fun Finds in Disney Springs Marketplace.
June 17 – 19: ACME Artist Greg Lipton will take part in an artist showcase from 3 – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m., each day at Art of Disney in Disney Springs Marketplace.
June 16 – 19 and June 30 – July 4: Meet renowned international artist Larry Dotson from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., each day at Art of Disney and add some of his latest pieces to your collection.
June 17 – 18: Meet Kit Heath representative Mary Finnegan from 2- 7 p.m. and learn more about the beautiful, classic and contemporary British Jewelry Designer and the stunning sterling silver jewelry designs available at The Queen’s Table in the United Kingdom Pavilion at World Showcase.
Closures and Refurbishments
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