Discussing recent WDW news – PREP082

Today I'm discussing several bits of Disney World news and my thoughts on each one.

I also have a quick tip for people who plan to eat at Hollywood Studios Quick Service restaurants.

These are notes from this episode. There's much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

Recent Disney World news

  • Innoventions West and part of Innoventions East will be closing in late April
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party is being rebranded as Wishes Dessert Party which will begin on July 5 and include much higher prices
  • Be Our Guest breakfast is now available through June 18
  • Frozen events are returning to Hollywood Studios from June 17-September 7 and include fireworks, a dance party, a a twice-a-day cavalcade, and a stage show featuring Olaf. The Frozen Sing-Along will also continue to be available, but it's moving to the former American Idol Experience theater (which will now be called the Hyperion Theater).
  • A new Jungle Cruise-themed restaurant is rumored to be coming to Magic Kingdom

Quick tip of the day

Many/most Quick Service restaurants at Hollywood Studios offer specialty cupcakes that are usually delicious and count as a snack credit (or as a dessert on your Quick Service meal) if you're on the Disney Dining Plan, or they cost you around $5 if you're not.

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18 Comments on "Discussing recent WDW news – PREP082"

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I was soooo disappointed in the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party. Everyone rushed the rail. I booked it because I wanted a chance to sit and enjoy fireworks after a long day, and if we had to stand up anyway, we might as well have saved $97 for a family of 4 and eaten Mickey Bars on Main Street. I complained to the manager and he was obnoxious about it.

i was wondering about this? So this isn’t part of the dining plan? I was contemplating doing this.

Do you know if they are taking reservations for breakfast at Be Our Guest? When I put any of the days that we will be there in May into the reservation system, it says that no times are available? Is it that popular??? I can get lunch reservations but my picky kids will do better there with breakfast.

Is the Be My Guest Breakfast a character dining experience?

Thanks for the information on Be Our Guest for breakfast. We’re going to WDW for a week in the fall and I’m wondering if I can book a reservation there on two separate days of our trip or if I’m only allowed one reservation per trip/dining plan package?

Nevermind, just now remembering that you said this is a test, so it might not be around come fall.

I heard you mentioned the Epcot Dessert Party… do you have to call to book that party or can you do it online? I think I’d rather have the desserts from Epcot than the ones from MK!

Thank you! I was absentmindedly looking up “Epcot Dessert Party”… Can’t wait to try it out for our trip in September!

Nevermind… I just read where you don’t really recommend it! hah, I’ll save my money for other things =)

Regarding the Frozen fireworks shows at Hollywood Studios – are those in addition to, or in place of the Fantasmic fireworks show?

Awesome! We booked the Fantasmic dinner package so I hope we are able to watch both shows, my kids love fireworks.

We will be there May 31-June 4. Will the Frozen sing along be going on or is it closed until June 17?

I have listened and it sounds like it will continue to be open and just move to the new theater June 17. I am able to book Fast passes tomorrow. I was planning to do the Fast pass for the Frozen Sing Along. It still doesn’t show up on the Hollywood Studios schedule for the 1st week of June. So I guess my question should have been: Do you think it will be closed for a short time (early June) in order to move into the new theater?

I just listened and didn’t hear you address if it will be closed and for how long?

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