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Every week I gather the latest news from Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, and other Disney parks to help you keep up with all of the changes. Here is the most recent Disney news for the week of Feb. 11 -Feb. 17, 2019:
1. Kevin From ‘UP’ Arrived At Animal Kingdom
In early January, Disney announced that Kevin from Up would soon be arriving at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Well, good news — she’s finally here! Kevin officially made her debut on Feb. 11 (check out the video below courtesy of goldenmagical). She’s not available for your typical character meet and greet, but rather a free-roaming character. In some further great Kevin news, an adorable Kevin plush will be available for purchase at select Animal Kingdom merchandise locations, like Island Mercantile and Discovery Trading Co.!
2. New Disneyland After Dark Event
–WHEN: April 30, 2019 or May 1, 2019 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. each night.
–TICKETS ON SALE: Feb. 19 for Annual Passholders and Feb. 21 for general public.
-It is a special, after-park hours experience.
-Superhero fans of all ages are invited.
-Entertainment (rockin’ dance party and heroic show moments), superheroes meetings, park-wide scavenger hunt to find hidden artifacts, photo opportunities, themed-food, merchandise, access to select attractions, like Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: BREAKOUT!, surprises to “celebrate 80 years of comic art,” and more.
-Encouraged to dress up like your favorite superhero.
3. Ralph & Vanellope Have A New Photo Spot
Starting now, you can meet Ralph and Vanellope at a new location in Epcot every day —the ImageWorks area at the Imagination! Pavilion.
4. Ron Jon Surf Shop Is Coming To Disney Springs
Surfs up! A Ron Jon Surf Shop is coming to Disney Springs in late 2019 near The Polite Pig. Further details have yet to be announced, but I will definitely keep you updated.
5. Pop-Up Mickey & Minnie Exhibit Coming To Disneyland
This new limited-time pop-up experience, Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration, is coming to Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District this spring. The exhibit near the Monorail station in the former ESPN Zone location will celebrate 90 years of Mickey and Minnie by providing one-of-a-kind photo opportunities, including “several different imaginatively themed rooms with vivid displays inspired by all things Mickey Mouse.” You’ll even be able to take a picture on a super-sized plush bow sofa inspired my Minnie. Note: this is a separately ticked event and tickets will go on sale soon.
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 15, 2019
That’s it for Disney news from this past week. I’ll continue to collect park updates, so be sure to keep your eyes open for my weekly news post!
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