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This week we uncovered a free (or rather, not free) water situation, a missing cookie, and a popular breakfast now available all day. Find out all the news right here at DFB!
Venti Water Situation
One of the worst things you can do in Disney World (especially in the HOT summertime) is get dehydrated. There are lots of places to get free water in Disney World, but something changed this week with one of the most popular places to stop for water.
With a Starbucks location in every Disney Park, they’re known for being a great spot to stop for a large (venti-sized) cup of ice water. And while venti waters are free in Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT, they’re no longer free in Magic Kingdom. You can, however, take as many free red cups of water as you need, so you have options!
Read more about the venti water situation in Magic Kingdom here.
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Changes
The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show in Fort Wilderness Resort is returning on June 23rd and reservations are already open, and this week Disney announced some changes and updates that will be done to the show.
In addition to some improved audio and LED stage lighting, there will also be some changes to the scenery and the script!
Click here to read more about the Hoop-Dee-Doo changes!
Missing Cookie Sandwich
You might remember that Werther’s Original Gingerbread Caramel Cookie Sandwich from Karamell-Küche in the Germany pavilion in EPCOT is a DFB Favorite. How can it not be? It’s two gingerbread cookies with buttercream icing and Werther’s caramel. We’ve even made this cookie at home!
This treat used to be seasonal but recently it was added to the year-round menu, which made us very happy. Sadly, however, this week we noticed that the Gingerbread Caramel Sandwich Cookie was gone (so sad). A Cast Member told us that this beloved sandwich will be going back to a fall/winter seasonal treat, so it sounds like we won’t be able to enjoy this cookie for the summer.
Read more about the missing Gingerbread Caramel Sandwich Cookie here!
Annual Passholder Discount Change
Up until this week, Annual Passholders could show their physical Annual Pass card along with a form of identification in order to get certain discounts, like 20% off dining, merchandise, and more. Now, however, Annual Passholders must show their ID along with their Annual Pass in the My Disney Experience app.
A Cast Member told us that this change is due to individuals sharing passes and/or using screenshots, so the new policy seems to be here to stay. Make sure you have the My Disney Experience app downloaded and ready during your visit!
Find out more about the Annual Pass discounts change here!
Festival of the Lion King Closing
From July 5th to July 15th, 2022, the Festival of the Lion King will be unavailable in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This temporary closure is so that Disney can get ready for the full show to return!
The full Festival of the Lion King Show is returning on July 16th, and the tumble monkeys AND birds are coming back! If you want to see the full show, you might want to skip Animal Kingdom between July 5th and 15th.
Check out all the dates that the Festival of the Lion King is closing in July.
And finally, we have some exciting news. The DFB favorite Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich is now available ALL DAY LONG! You can find it in Magic Kingdom at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments. Previously, it was only available for breakfast before 11AM.
You can order it via Mobile Order or by ordering at the counter! We’ll be watching out for any changes, but we’re pretty excited to grab this sandwich any time of day.
Read more about the Sleepy Hollow Nutella Sandwich availability here!
And that’s all the surprising news from Disney World this week! Keep following DFB for more Disney news!
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