If you haven’t been watching for Disney news lately, you’ve got a LOT to catch up on!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
You can tour an oceanview stateroom with us…
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!
Other news was also shared this week (of course!). Check out those updates by clicking the links below:
- Tour the NEW resort studios at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort with us!
- Disney has made a statement on employee abortion access following Roe v. Wade decision
- See our FULL review of the changes at Disney’s Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
- Mirabel from Encanto has made her first appearance in Disney World!
- Genie+ additions are coming to Disney World
- Disney’s Board of Directors has voted to extend Bob Chapek’s contract as CEO
- Planning on getting your haircut in Disney World? Check out the pricing revealed for the Magic Kingdom barber shop for when it reopens
- Watch the NEW trailer for Disney’s Hocus Pocus 2
- Disney’s NEW Haunted Mansion spirit jersey glows in the dark!
- Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets are now on sale for a limited group of guests
- Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique has a reopening date
- The Fuzzy Tauntaun drink has gone MISSING from Disney World
- New Passholder offerings are coming soon to Disney World, including the chance to get an Orange Bird magnet using a virtual queue
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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What news from this week surprised you the most? Tell us in the comments!
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