16 Oct Disney News & Updates
Our Enchanted Travel experts love Disney, especially during Halloween season! Read on for everything new to Disney this year and in the near future.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
You don’t have to worry about frightening your children if you find yourself at Disney World or Disneyland this Halloween season. In lieu of haunted houses and chainsaw-wielding zombies, Disney focuses on parades, fireworks and festive shows to celebrate spooky season. In fact, Disney named it’s fall event “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. While it lacks in gore and fright, it amps it up with fun and festivity. Guests are encouraged to enter the parks in costume. Whether or not you decide to dress in costume, all park guests can take part in trick-or-treating through Magic Kingdom. The park even provides bags for collecting candy from cast members.
Another can’t-miss October event is Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade. Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy dress in costume and it is perfect for all ages! However, the parade does kick off with the Headless Horseman galloping down the street, so it does have a bit of a fright factor.
Pirates of the Caribbean also gets a Halloween makeover this year. A new character, Gunpowder Pete, is a live actor that pops in and out of the animatronic characters.
Finally, “Happy HalloWishes” is another Halloween event you can’t miss. The show features animated villains from Disney movies and books, and finishes with a fireworks display.
Disney Will Soon Have Vegan Menu Items at all Restaurants in its US Parks
Last month, Disney announced that both Disney World and Disneyland will be rolling out vegan food options to cater to their plant-based guests. This won’t be just a few options, either. Vegans will have items to choose from at every single dining location at both theme parks! According to CNN, there will be more than 400 new dishes for vegans to enjoy throughout the parks. The vegan options will launch at Disney World in October and at Disneyland in Spring of 2020. Upcoming dishes include Steamed Asian Dumplings at Epcot’s Le Cellier restaurant, Shiriki Noodle Salad at Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen, and a Felucian Garden Spread available at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo restaurant.
Disney Skyliner now open at Disney World
Disney’s new aerial tram service is now open! The Skyliner, made up of 300 colorful gondolas, transport guests between resorts, Hollywood Studios and Epcot Center. There is no charge for riding the Skyliner, just like other Disney transportation options. All guests are allowed to ride whether they are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel or not.
60-Day Advanced Reservations for Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Coming Soon
Starting October 21, Oga’s Cantina, Savi’s Workshop and Droid Depot will begin offering reservations up to 60 days in advance. Be sure to check out the Disneyland Resort Website or the Disneyland app to make your reservations today!
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