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Kali River Rapids Closing for Refurbishment in November

Walt Disney World announced that Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom would be closing on November 1st, 2021, for refurbishment. It makes sense that it will be that time of year to do any refurbishment that may be needed in the winter months. Although it doesn’t get as cold in Central Florida as other parts of the country during those months, ...

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Expedition Everest Will Be Closed for Three Months in 2022

Today it was announced that Expedition Everest would be closed for refurbishment on January 4th, 2022. It will then remain closed for three months and open again in Mid-April. It is said that the refurbishment will be addressing the ride system, and there is no word of plans for repairs for the Yeti animatronic.  A little back story on Expedition Everest. It opened on ...

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Bonus Reservations for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders

When Walt Disney World announced that there would be a new reservation system, they said there was the possibility of bonus reservations. If you look at the calendar, you will see that a green dot means full availability. A grey circle with a line means no availability, and half a green dot means partial availability. An example of this is October 1st, 2021 ...

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Annual Passes Officially on Sale Again

If you’ve been waiting to buy an Annual Pass to Walt Disney World your wait is over. Today September 8th, 2021, Walt Disney World is officially selling Annual Passes again. Since the closure due to COVID-19, Walt Disney World temporarily put a hold on selling Annual Passes. If you currently have an Annual Pass from earlier when you renew, it will be to one ...

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New Disney Vacation Club Senior VP and General Manager

Bill Diercksen is the new Disney Vacation Club Senior VP and General Manager. Thomas Mazloum, President of Disney Signature Experiences, gave the announcement in an email to Disney Vacation Club Members. Bill Diercksen is replacing Terry Schultz, who is moving to senior vice president of commercial strategy for all Disney Signature Experiences. Here’s what the email to Disney Vacation Club ...

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Beacons of Magic Lights on Spaceship Earth Being Tested

Over at EPCOT, they are testing the lights for Beacons of Magic. This will be another addition to the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World starting on October 1st, 2021. Guests have seen Spaceship Earth lighting up and changing color. The lights are changing from green to blue to white to red which looks like Spaceship Earth is changing. Although we are not officially able to ...

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Want to Work on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser?

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Have you been dreaming about working on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser? If so, it may become a reality. Walt Disney World is now accepting applications, but for the time being, only one position. Currently, they are hiring for Immersive Experience Director. Are you wondering what that would look like and if you’re qualified? According to the Disney careers website, this ...

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Club Cool and Creation Shop Open September 15th at EPCOT

Many people were disappointed when Club Cool closed down at EPCOT. Who doesn’t love trying different sodas from around the world and tricking your friends into trying Beverly? Many wondered if Club Cool would ever reopen, and we’re excited when Walt Disney World announced that it would make its return. Now we finally have a date that it will reopen, which is September 15th, 2021, ...

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50th Anniversary Florida License Plate Available

If you’re a Florida resident, then this could be exciting news for you. You are now able to get a Walt Disney World license plate on your car, just in time for The 50th Anniversary. To quote Disney Park Blog: ““The World’s Most Magical Celebration” begins on Oct. 1, 2021 – and Florida car owners can get ready to celebrate with ...

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Annual Passes Go on Sale TOMORROW

If you’re local and want to go to Walt Disney World but don’t want to buy a one day ticket, then your time is here. Tomorrow September 8th, 2021, Walt Disney World is officially going to be selling Annual Passes again. If you already had an Annual Pass, you have been allowed to renew but Guests we’re not able to buy a new ...

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