It’s two parks in one this week as we take you to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Flowers, gardens, food, wine and Star Wars. Yep, must be Walt Disney World! Let’s see what’s new in the “World.”



Welcome to Epcot!
Flower and Garden still going strong.

They’ve just recently refreshed the flower beds here.

Crescent Lake on the walk to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Studios time!
March of the First Order.

The Darkroom has reopened after a brief refurbishment.
The space feels a little more open and has no more camera related merchandise.

Not much to see at the entrance to Toy Story Land.
There is a new crane on site behind the walls.
Lots of dirt past Toy Story Mania where Star Wars Land will open in 2019.

They really need to take this sign down. Lots of new Disney films on the way.
Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has always had a fun look. We wonder how much of this will change when Star Wars Land opens.
Current view of where the Streets of America used to be.
Trying to get folks back to PizzeRizzo.
Current view from the Muppets courtyard.

Overhead from the second floor of PizzeRizzo.

If you look closely, you can see some things have gone slightly vertical.

This facade can’t have much life left before it gets bulldozed.
Pardon the blurry photo, but Disney has changed out their Point of Sale terminals to something much faster. It’s easier to use your MagicBand or Apple Pay or Android Pay on your mobile devices now.
Quickly headed back to Epcot for a nice evening.

Time to head out!


More News from the Disney World

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios recently debuted Minnie’s Spring Time Dine at Hollywood and Vine. Favorite Disney Junior characters including Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Mickey and Goofy celebrate the start of Spring. Special seasonal décor, menu and costumes will showcase the Magic of Hollywood. The Spring Time celebration is scheduled to run thru early June.
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park recently unveiled their latest attraction. Miss Adventure Falls is a family raft waterslide that takes you on a fast-paced journey down a water filled flume. There’s even a show scene with an animatronic bird.
  • Additional security enhancements are on the way to Walt Disney World. Guests will find an expanded security bubble around the Magic Kingdom as soon as April 3rd, with more changes coming to the entire resort area in coming months. All guest will continue to be screened as they enter the parks, but where you get screened is being rethought across the board. This isn’t really big news, but it could make it easier for guests as more security are added to expand the bubble to cover more entry points. The biggest advantage is that the current bottleneck (where all arriving guests are funneled into a single security/bag check point in front of the gates) will be removed as all guests will have already gone through security before they reach that point.

That about does it for this week. How do you feel about the progress of the two new lands at Hollywood Studios? Attending Flower and Garden before it ends? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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