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Disney World Updates You Need To Know

Walt Disney World is constantly changing and that means that there is always something that we need to keep up with.  From new dining experiences to great new rides, Disney is always bringing new magic to the Parks and Resorts.  

Don’t miss out on anything coming this fall by being aware of these updates.  We hope by sharing them with you, you will be ready for a wonderful trip.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique- Magic Kingdom

It has been a long time waiting for the beloved Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to reopen in Magic KingdomGuests ages 3 to 12 were finally able to once again be transformed into a princess or a knight.

This experience is not only extremely popular, but it is also super limited.  With only one opening in Walt Disney World, the reservations are going quickly.  Guests can start making these reservations 60 days prior to their trip.  If this is a must-do experience for you prince or princess, we highly recommend being on and ready to go.

During this transformation, Guests are able to choose from five different makeover packages ranging in price from $19.95 to $229.95 depending on which package you are wanting to get.

We are hoping that the additional Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique locations in both Disney Springs and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be reopening soon as well.

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Special Experiences- EPCOT

Disney has slowly been bringing back special experiences.  We have enjoyed having both Caring for Giants and Up Close with Rhinos at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  It was exciting to learn that EPCOT would be getting some of the special experiences back as well.

One of the cheapest tours at Walt Disney World is the Behind the Seeds tour.  For $35 per Guest, this tour takes Guests into the gardens that back up Living With the Land.  Guests are able to learn about EPCOT’s amazing horticulture team and how they work on these gardens.  This tour will be back starting October 2nd.

EPCOT Seas Adventures- DiveQuest is another experience that is returning to EPCOT.  This is an extremely unique experience that allows SCUBA-certified Guests to dive into the tanks located in the Seas Pavilion.  This is a two-hour experience that has pricing at $219 per person.

Another experience returning to the Seas Pavilion is EPCOT Seas Adventures- Dolphins in Depth.  This unique experience allows Guests a way to get up close to the amazing dolphins that make EPCOT home.  This is $199 per person.

Reservations are all open and ready for Guests to make for October.  These are all fantastic experiences that Guests can choose to add to their magical vacation.

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Park Reservation Update

Since Walt Disney World reopened in the summer of 2020, Guests have needed to not only have a valid Theme Park ticket but also were required to make a Park Pass Reservation.  Both of these are needed in order to enter one of the four main Disney Parks.

A major change that came to this system recently is that Guests no longer have to cancel a Park Pass in order to adjust Parks or days.  Disney has finally added a modified option.  This allows Guests to modify their pass dates, Park, and even party members without having to cancel.

This is a major update to the system and takes a lot of stress off of Guests needing to make adjustments but are worried about losing out on their Park Pass.  

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Walt and Roy Added to Disney Enchantment

Disney Enchantment is the new nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom.  This show debuted on October 1st, 2021 as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration.  One of the issues many Disney Guests had with the show was that both Walt and Roy Disney weren’t seen.

Finally, almost a year later, a new introduction has been added to the show.  In this short addition, we see archival footage of both Walt and Roy.  There are clips about the “Florida Project” that also adds a nice touch of history to the show.

We will be interested to see if Disney Enchantment sticks around following the wrap-up of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, but we are thrilled to finally see Walt and Roy featured in the show.

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Parties Are Back

Finally, if aren’t aware both the Halloween and Christmas parties are back this year at Magic KingdomMickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party actually returns back in August and will run through Halloween.

We are thrilled that the headless horseman, the amazing Boo To You Parade, Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular fireworks, and the Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular have all returned.  This is an outstanding event that we are thrilled is back.

This winter, we are excited to have Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party return once again.  The holiday party will start on select evenings on November 8th and run through December 22nd.  We can’t wait to see Santa, fireworks, and snow at the Magic Kingdom again this year.

These holiday parties are so fantastic and we are thrilled that they are bringing the holiday spirit back into Magic Kingdom once again this year.

We love that Disney is constantly changing, but sometimes it can be hard to keep up.  These are some of the big updates that you need to know about before heading down to Walt Disney World on your next vacation.  Think about if you are going to experience one of the holiday parties, or a special event at EPCOT.  They are great ways to add a little extra magic to an already amazing experience.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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