The 5 Biggest Disney News Drops You Missed This Week

If you haven’t been watching for Disney news lately, you’ve got a LOT to catch up on!

Welcome to Disney World!

HUGE EPCOT Food & Wine Festival news dropped this week, along with some massive updates on the airport train to Disney World, and a bunch of other things. Are you somewhere comfy? Are you ready to dive into all the latest and greatest Disney news? Good! Then let’s begin!

1 — EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Menus

This week Disney revealed the FULL food booth menus for EPCOT’s 2022 International Food & Wine Festival!


The menus include some returning classics (like the Schinkennudeln from the Germany booth, which is Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions, and Cheese), as well as a whole bunch of brand NEW items.


New to the Festival this year is a booth dedicated to fries, a SPAM Musubi snack from Hawai’i, a new Pina Colada Funnel Cake, and SO much more!

Click here for our FULL list of the new items coming to the Food and Wine Festival this year

2 — Disney Backs Out of Airport Train to Disney Springs

In big transportation news, Disney has backed out of the deal that would have created a Disney Springs station for the Brightline train coming to Orlando. That train would have connected Orlando International Airport to Disney Springs.


But Brightline isn’t giving up on getting guests close to Disney World just yet. It has since been revealed that the Brightline train is expected to get guests CLOSE to Disney World, with a station set to be built close to where the Disney Springs station would have been, albeit not on Disney property.


Of course, plans are subject to change. To make this new station, Brightline will have to find the right land to build on, and it hasn’t yet been revealed just how “close” this station will be to Disney, or how guests might be able to get from that station to Disney (other than by arranging for their own transportation). We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more details on all of that.

Click here to see why Disney backed out of the airport train deal

3 — Annual Passholder GLITCH

If you’ve been hoping to get an Annual Pass for Disney World, this week might have given you a tiny glimmer of hope. Earlier this week, a glitch appears to have occurred on the Disney World website regarding Annual Passes. For a brief few minutes, two more types of Annual Passes appeared to be on sale once again.


But after just a few minutes, both became unavailable. It’s the first big change we’ve seen in terms of Annual Passholder sales (albeit a short, glitch-filled one) in a long time. For now, most Annual Pass sales continue to be on hold for Disney World, but we’ll be sure to look for more updates in the future!

Click here to see what the Annual Pass has done to Disney World

4 — More Disney Festival News!

If you think the only festivals that happen in Disney World are in EPCOT, you’d be WRONG! One seasonal festival/event that has returned over the last several years (and which will be returning again this year) is the Disney Springs Flavors of Florida festival/event!

Flavors of Florida will take place from July 5th through August 14th and the FULL list of event foods has been revealed by Disney.


There will be 44 limited-time food offerings available during the event, including Southern Fried Hand Pies at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, a Lime Garage Burger and Orange Bird Milkshake at D-Luxe Burger, a Citrus Dream Donut at Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew, and SO much more!

Get those stomachs ready — it sounds like you’ll have a LOT to snack on!

Click here to see ALL of the food that will be available for Flavors of Florida in Disney Springs!

5 — We’re On Disney’s NEW Mega Cruise Ship!

This week we’ve also gotten the chance to go on a special media sailing of Disney’s newest mega cruise ship — the Disney Wish — and we’re taking you along with us every step of the way!

The Stage in the Grand Hall

You can tour an oceanview stateroom with us

Queen bed

get a look at the restaurant menus


see what it’s like to drink out of a bird(?!)

So cute!

tour the most EXCLUSIVE stateroom on the ship

Floor to ceiling windows!

check out our full review of the new Marvel dining experience — Worlds of Marvel

Bao Buns

and even explore the kids clubs (they’re pretty epic!).

The Oceaneer Club bathrooms

We’ll be sharing more food reviews, updates, and news from the Disney Wish all weekend long, so be sure to check back with us for all of the updates you need to know about!

Click here to see ALL of our updates from our sailing on the Disney Wish!

Other news was also shared this week (of course!). Check out those updates by clicking the links below:

Hi Mirabel!

It glows in the dark!

It’s Coming BACK!

And that’s it for Disney news from this week! We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more updates, so stay tuned for all the latest information.

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Disclosure: In nearly all circumstances, Disney Food Blog writers and photographers pay full price for their own travel, hotel, food, beverage, and event tickets. We do this because it’s important to us as journalists to ensure not only that we give you unbiased opinions, but also that you can trust us to do so since we’re paying our own way. On rare occasions, when we are invited by a company to attend a preview as media, and when we choose to accept that invitation, we will always make you, our readers, aware of that situation. We were invited by Disney Cruise Line to attend their media sailing of the Disney Wish. Note that when we attend events as media we are 1) Not required to review that event/food on any of our channels, and 2) Not required to review that event/food favorably. You can always count on DFB to give you a 100% unbiased and honest review of any event that we attend, food that we eat, or beverage that we drink. You can see more in our Disclosure Policy. Thank you for reading. — AJ

What news from this week surprised you the most? Tell us in the comments!

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