Buckle up friends, there are a lot of changes coming to Disney World soon and we’ve got ALL the details.
A new car locator app feature is now LIVE, MagicBand+ is coming sooner than you know it, and a restaurant is being transformed in Disney World. There’s a lot going on and a lot to keep track of. But don’t worry! We’ve got everything you need to know about all the biggest Disney news stories from the last week right here!
1 — New Restaurant Details!
We start things off with some food news! We had already shared that Disney’s BoardWalk would be undergoing some massive changes in the future, which would include the transformation of BoardWalk Bakery into a sandwich-focused shop. But now we have more details!
The spot is inspired by American Northeast delis and will feature house-baked bagels, warm sandwiches, and even hand-piped cannoli!
2 — MagicBand+ News!
If you’re eager to get your hands on one of the BRAND NEW MagicBand+ devices, we’ve got great news! Disney has officially announced that MagicBand+ will be released in Disney World on July 27th!
You’ll be able to grab MagicBand+ in the parks as well as on shopDisney. In terms of pricing, we previously saw a MagicBand+ get accidentally released for $29.99. But when they officially launch, MagicBand+ will cost $34.99. Annual Passholders and Disney Resort hotel guests, however, will be able to get these at a discount.
Click here to see our step-by-step guide to setting up MagicBand+ for Disney World and get the answers to some of your MagicBand+ questions!
3 — Bob Iger Reportedly Regrets Picking Bob Chapek as Disney CEO
This week we also got to hear a bit about the relationship between Bob Iger (former Disney CEO) and Bob Chapek (current Disney CEO) and the transition of power that happened when Chapek took over the CEO role.
According to Disney sources and some who are “familiar with Iger’s thinking,” Iger spent his last months with the Disney Company “regretting what he has called one of his worst business decisions: the selection of Bob Chapek as his successor.”
According to some sources, Iger has been unhappy with how the transition of power was handled. Reportedly Chapek and Iger had differing ideas as to how to handle COVID-19 and even how Disney (as a company) should be structured. They worked with different advisory teams and those teams even worked against each other sometimes.
To learn more about what happened with this transition of power, what may have led to the “falling out” of these two executives, and more — click here
4 — Movie News!
Want to see what’s going on with Disney in the world of movies and tv shows? We’ve got all the updates. First up, you’ll be able to stream Lightyear soon on Disney+, so mark those calendars for August 3rd!
In more movie news, Disney is reportedly working on a brand NEW movie which is a musical comedy called Penelope. The film is based on The Princess and the Pea fairytale.
And finally, if you’re a HUGE National Treasure fan, you won’t want to miss the new teaser trailer and behind-the-scenes clips Disney has shared of the upcoming Disney+ series!
5 — Important Food Updates!
And finally, we end with a few food updates you need to know about. First up, over in EPCOT, an iconic snack has been temporarily discontinued because of supply issues. Those troll horns might not be as easy to pick up these days in the Norway pavilion, so keep that in mind!
Also in EPCOT, if you’re hoping to get breakfast at a Food & Wine Festival booth, there’s one spot you can visit to start eating early!
This week we also got some details about a huge dining deal that is returning to some Disney World restaurants! That’s right folks, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining event is coming back and it’ll give you the chance to eat at some Disney restaurants (and other Orlando restaurants) for LESS!
As an honorable mention, we do want to note that the Car Locator app feature we previously shared some news about is now LIVE in Disney World! Click here to test it out with us.
Other news was also shared this week. Click the links below to find out more:
- The map for Disney’s Animal Kingdom has CHANGED
- The tumble monkeys and more are BACK at Disney’s Festival of the Lion King
- The Toy Story Land store got a BIG UPDATE in Disney World
- See the latest CHANGES at Disney’s Moana attraction
- Theme park robots you can eat?! It might be a thing soon!
- The CDC is no longer regulating cruises and COVID-19 requirements could change
- A word of WARNING before you plan your 2028 Disneyland trip
That’s it for this week’s news, but stay tuned for more updates from us here at DFB!
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