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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. 25-March 3, 2019:
1. So Many Galaxy’s Edge Details
This week, a lot of information dropped about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening this summer at Disneyland and in the fall at Disney World, including food and beverage, merchandise, and attractions details. I’m going to list some important links that you should definitely check out, because there’s just way too much information to list out in this particular news recap:
–Food and beverage locations
–Food and drink details
–Cast Members costumes
–What the land looks and feels like (certain individuals and media were given a sneak peek!)
–Details about the attractions
2. ‘Cars’-Inspired Logos For Hollywood Studios’ Anniversary
This year is Hollywood Studios’ 30th anniversary and the park is partly celebrating with some new logos (one with Mickey and Minnie was already released). This week, Disney Parks Blog revealed two new logos that are Cars-themed. One logo features Mater and the other is of Lightning McQueen. Seeing as Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy debuts at the park on March 31, these particular logos are definitely appropriate.
Images: Courtesy of Walt Disney World/Disney Parks Blog
3. New Store Coming To Downtown Disney
Sugarboo & Co. is coming to Downtown Disney District in Disneyland this spring. The family-owned boutique that sells art prints, home goods, handmade ceramics, candles, jewelry, and so many other items, also has a location in Disney World’s Disney Springs. Sugarboo & Co. will be located on the west end of Downtown Disney and the shop’s first location in California.
4. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Is Expanding
In addition to the location at Magic Kingdom expanding this spring (it will remain open during renovations and existing reservations will not be affected), Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is coming to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Disney World and is set to open this summer. The Grand Floridian location will be inside the current Ivy Trellis Salon, which is relocating into Senses — A Disney Spa.
5. Captain Marvel Will Officially Make Her Debut…
Here’s when you can officially meet Captain Marvel at select Disney resorts:
–Disney California Adventure: beginning of March at Hangar 12 in northeast corner of Hollywood Land
–Shanghai Disneyland: March 8 at Pepsi E-Stage in Tomorrowland
–Disneyland Paris: March 23 for Heroic Encounters at Blockbuster Café
6. Passholder Exclusives For Flower & Garden Announced
At the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Annual Passholders will have access to several exclusive items, including:
–Themed-goodies released throughout the festival: Figment T-shirt, Tervis tumbler, mug, and limited-edition MagicBand, in addition to two trading pins, Pandora charm, a Donald and Spike mug, and a Dooney & Bourke Tassel Tote (available starting March 6); Tervis stem glass, Minnie mug, ladies tank top, and baseball cap, and a Goofy mug, T-shirt, baseball cap (available starting April 11).
–Pluto magnet (available March 6- April 10)
–Daisy magnet (available April 11-June 3)
*Pick them up at either Mouse Gear or Port of Entry
–Pluto cookie: For purchase at Taste Track on March 6
–Daisy cookie: For purchase at Taste Track on April 11
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 28, 2019
7. New Show At Animal Kingdom
Starting today (March 3), you can catch Bollywood Beats several times daily at the stage across from the Anandapur Theater in Asia. The show “brings traditional Indian dance together with the fire of Hindi film”. As described by Disney Parks Blog, “From classical Indian rhythms of Kathak to the proud folk style of Bhangra to modern Bollywood popular dance, the performers of Bollywood Beats have something for every dance lover to enjoy in this spirited interactive performance.”
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) March 1, 2019
8. International Women’s Day Celebration
For International Women’s Day on March 8, here’s how guests at Disney World can celebrate:
–Magic Kingdom: Sisters Soiree Dance Party in Tomorrowland with beloved female characters, including Zootopia’s Judy Hopps and Inside Out’s Joy. Even special Strawberry Shortcake Shooters will be available at Cheshire Café and Westward Ho.
–Animal Kingdom: An International Women’s Day Cupcake can be found at Creature Comforts and Restaurantosaurus, in addition to themed-cookies found at various outdoor vending locations. Plus, Infinite Ambition drinks will be available at Tiffins Restaurant or Nomad Lounge and Sangria at Tusker House Restaurant and Dawa Bar.
–Epcot: The Voices of Liberty inside The American Adventure will celebrate women with special performances of empowering songs. As for treats: Purple Minnie Dome Cake at Fountain View, Purple Cupcakes at Kringla Bakery and Sunshine Seasons, Mascarpone Apple Cake at Akershus, Purple Troll Kreme Slush at the Norway Beer Cart, and International Women’s Day Cookies at Biergarten Restaurant.
–Hollywood Studios: You can meet Rey inside Star Wars Launch Bay, plus enjoy the women of the Green Army Patrol marching through Toy Story Land. The Super women of Municiberg will also be honored as part of The Incredibles celebration at Pixar Place.
–Disney Springs: A special International Women’s Day Dark Chocolate Ganache Squares and chocolate Power Piñata (inspired by Captain Marvel and seen below) will be available at the Ganachery, in addition to a Pink Macaron Lollipop at Amorette’s Patisserie.
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) March 1, 2019
9. Jessie’s Critter Carousel Is Opening…
Jessie’s Critter Carousel at Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure will open in — April!
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!
- Epcot’s New Main Entrance & Other Disney News This Week
- New Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble Event & Other Disney News This Week
- ‘Lion King’ Celebration Coming To Disney California Adventure & Other Disney News This Week
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Featured Image: Courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort