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New EPCOT Parking Lot Character Names Added to Row Numbers

With the new character names now revealed for the EPCOT parking lot, crews are adding the character names to the existing row numbers to help guests find their cars. Here’s a look at some of the names added recently. The lack of names for the row numbers was one of the things that tipped us off that new parking lot names could be on the way! For a complete look at the character names and what they replaced, check out our article below! PHOTO TOUR: New EPCOT Parking Lot Names, Row Numbers, Characters & “Earth” and “Space” Tram Signage As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to bring you the latest news, photos, and info from around the Disney Parks! The post New EPCOT Parking Lot Character Names Added to Row Numbers appeared first on BlogMickey.com – Disney World News, Photos, and Info.

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New Disney100 Donald & Mickey Eras Pin and Platinum Character Pins at Disneyland Resort

Several new Disney100 pins have arrived at Disneyland Resort with the beginning of the 100th anniversary celebration. We previously found the Disney Eras Mickey Mouse pin and pins featuring Mickey and friends. Limited Release Disney Eras Donald & Mickey Pin – $17.99 This second Disney Eras pin features Donald Duck filming Mickey Mouse with a Disney-branded vintage camera. Disney100 Character Pins – $14.99 each These sculpted pins are each of a different character in platinum with just one color standing out. Mulan and Tiana both have touches of green. Snow White’s red cape and accessories stand out from the platinum. Simba and Woody both have yellow accents. Nemo is mostly orange, peeking out of his anemone. Miguel’s hoodie is red. Chewbacca’s bag is brown and Stitch is mostly blue. Dumbo’s ears are pink and Grogu is green inside his floating crib. Donald’s shirt is blue and Pooh bear’s shirt is red. Of course, there are Mickey and Minnie pins. Mickey’s red shorts and Minnie’s red bow stand out. Tinker Bell’s dress is green. And Alice’s dress is blue, beneath a platinum pinafore. What Disney100 pins will you be collecting? Let us know in the comments! For more Disneyland Resort news and info, follow Disneyland News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For Disney Parks news worldwide, visit WDWNT. The post New Disney100 Donald & Mickey Eras Pin and Platinum Character Pins at Disneyland Resort appeared first on WDW News Today.

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A Lengthy Refurbishment Scheduled for Deluxe Disney World Resort

Refurbishment can be a dreaded word both in the theme parks and at the resorts because they can really affect your travel plans. One deluxe Disney World resort is set to undergo a very lengthy refurbishment. Animal Kingdom Lodge Animal Kingdom Lodge is themed after an African Savana. Let me tell you, Disney delivered on […] The post A Lengthy Refurbishment Scheduled for Deluxe Disney World Resort appeared first on KennythePirate.com.

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A Review of the New Drury Plaza in Disney Springs

Are you looking for an off-property hotel that has some of Disney’s best perks? The New Drury Plaza may be just the place for you! A New Disney Official Hotel! One big determination when you begin planning your Walt Disney World Trip is whether to stay off-property or to splurge on a stay in a […] The post A Review of the New Drury Plaza in Disney Springs appeared first on KennythePirate.com.

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New Milestone Reached For DVC Expansion At Polynesian

Work continues on the new Disney Vacation Club expansion at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. An important milestone was reached in the last few days as anticipation grows for this project. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Changes Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a deluxe Magic Kingdom Area resort in Walt Disney World. One of the 1971 original […] The post New Milestone Reached For DVC Expansion At Polynesian appeared first on KennythePirate.com.

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Universal Drops Bombshell, Popular ‘Harry Potter’ Ride Closing

The most popular attraction at Universal Orlando Resort will be closed this spring. Universal Orlando Resort is home to two world-class theme parks in Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands Adventure, as well as a water park in Universal’s Volcano Bay. Credit: Universal OrlandoThere are plenty of attractions to enjoy at the theme parks, including the Jurassic World VelociCoaster, E.T. Adventure, Revenge of the Mummy, Jurassic Park River Adventure, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, and many others. But, there is nothing brings in more Guests to the Universal Parks than the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Diagon Alley can be experienced at Universal Studios Florida, and Hogsmeade Village can be seen at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The two magical locations are connected together by the Hogwarts Express. Credit: Universal Orlando ResortWhile fans have enjoyed the rides in these sections of the theme park, none have been more popular than Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. Universal Orlando Resort hotel Guests line up outside of Islands of Adventure for the opportunity to get in line early for the attraction, which consistently posts triple-digit wait times and doesn’t have a Universal Express line. However, if you’re visiting Universal Orlando this spring, you might be missing out on the popular attraction. Orlando Informer was the first to report that the attraction will be closed for more than a month beginning this spring. Class will resume shortly! Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure will be temporarily closed from 2/21/2023 –

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PHOTOS: First Look Inside Reimagined Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland

With the grand opening of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland, a small section of the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown has opened. The land has been closed since March of last year and will fully reopen on March 8, 2023. There is a new brick walkway. While things have been rearranged, many props and façades remain. These crates now reference defunct Toontown locations, like Goofy’s Bounce House. Everything looks refreshed and beautiful. The fire truck photo op is still parked outside the firehouse. We ventured into the post office, and all of the character mailboxes remain. The biggest change is the grassy park that replaces the Roger Rabbit fountain. Disney previously stated their intention to have more grassy spaces in the land for kids to play. There are benches and lampposts around the park. This park is right next to Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. From here, we could look out at the Mickey’s Toontown hills beyond the construction walls. The hills were removed in 2019 as construction began on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. They have since returned and been freshly painted with shades of green and a red house in the distance. The open area is the right side of the above concept art, including El CapiTOON Theater housing Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Across from the already open grassy space will be CenTOONial Park, which will be anchored by two new interactive play experiences: a fountain featuring water tables designed for play and a dreaming tree with

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TRON Coaster Gets Game-Changing Addition Pre-Opening

As fans are eagerly awaiting the opening of TRON Light Cycle/Run at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, the company made the recent announcement that the neon-lit rollercoaster wouldn’t feature the standard line queue that other attractions have used for years, but something far more appropriate for a trip into the game grid. Credit: DisneyLaunching on April 4, 2023, Disney guests will have the opportunity to sign in to an entirely virtual queue to reserve their spot aboard this massive coaster. While the use of a virtual queue paired with the standard line is still something of a novelty, the utilization of a strictly virtual reservation system is something Disney hasn’t utilized as often as it should. As of now, virtual queues are on something of an as-needed basis as some rides grow more popular than others, but the idea of a This could be a major step forward in cutting down on white times and massive lines spanning the diameter of the Park. Related: PHOTOS: Official “TRON: Legacy” Light Cycle set images released by LEGO Ideas Some Guests might already be scratching their heads or uttering grunts of frustration as the idea of a virtual queue might be somewhat intimidating, especially given the history of the dodgy reservation system. However, this also feels entirely on-brand for something inspired by Tron.  Credit: DisneyHow else would Disney Park Guests visit the virtual world of Users and Programs than by literally signing in via a virtual platform. It

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