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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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Thousands of Cast Members Set to Reject Disney World’s $1 Raise Offer

The Service Trades Council Union (STCU), a Cast Member union representing more than 45,000 Disney World Cast Members, has released a statement that thousands of Cast Members are on the verge of rejecting Disney World’s $1 raise offer. Here’s the statement: Thousands of Disney workers are on the verge of rejecting Disney’s wage offer. Workers at Disney have been clear that they need immediate, large raises. All 6 unions representing workers in the Service Trades Council Union (STCU) are recommending that our members vote no on Disney’s contract proposal to keep fighting for the raises workers need. Disney is proposing raises of $1 a year for most workers, but $1 is not enough to pay for the cost-of-living crisis that workers are facing in Central Florida. Rent and other expenses have skyrocketed, leaving workers in a state of emergency. This offer leaves behind a clear majority of the workforce and would offer only a $1 raise to over 30,000 cast members. A “no” vote will show that Disney workers do not accept a $1 raise and want to keep pushing for higher raises for everyone. 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 Thousands of Cast Members Set to Reject Disney World’s $1 Raise Offer appeared first on BlogMickey.com – Disney World News, Photos, and Info.

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FIRST LOOK: TRON Lightcycle Run Locker System

Disney World has announced that a mandatory locker system will be in use at TRON Lightycle Run. Here are the announced details: New to TRON Lightcycle / Run, a double-sided and digitized locker system will be used to store bags and loose items while you race your Lightcycle. Inside the attraction queue, these complimentary lockers pair directly with your MagicBand, MagicBand+ or ticket media so you can easily lock and reopen your locker with a quick tap. Guests without a MagicBand or other ticket media (such as a card) will be provided with a card to assign their locker. All items must be placed either in a locker before you board your Lightcycle, or in a small compartment located on the attraction vehicle that can hold items such as cellphones, glasses or wallets.   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 FIRST LOOK: TRON Lightcycle Run Locker System appeared first on BlogMickey.com – Disney World News, Photos, and Info.

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Virtual Queue Announced for TRON Lightcycle Run, No Standby Available

Disney World has announced that a Virtual Queue will be used for TRON Lightycle Run when it opens April 4, 2023. Here’s the announcement: When TRON Lightcycle / Run opens it will use a virtual queue, allowing guests the opportunity to experience the attraction later in the day and enjoy all that Magic Kingdom Park has to offer while they wait to enter the Grid. Guests with a valid ticket or pass and a theme park reservation for Magic Kingdom Park on the same date will have the opportunity to request to join the virtual queue via the My Disney Experience app*. A standby queue will not be available.   Stay tuned to disneyworld.com/virtualqueue for details about when and how guests will be able to request to join the virtual queue for TRON Lightcycle / Run.   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 Virtual Queue Announced for TRON Lightcycle Run, No Standby Available appeared first on BlogMickey.com – Disney World News, Photos, and Info.

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McDonald’s Teases New Line of Walt Disney World Happy Meal Toys

The McDonald’s Happy Meal website has teased a new line of Walt Disney World Happy Meal toys with Mickey and Friends. Here’s a look at the teaser, no additional information was available. Back in November 2020, McDonald’s launched a line of Happy Meal toys for the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway as seen below. 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 McDonald’s Teases New Line of Walt Disney World Happy Meal Toys appeared first on BlogMickey.com – Disney World News, Photos, and Info.

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Disneyland REDUCES Price on Savi’s Workshop Lightsaber Experience & Droid Depot Build-A-Droid Experience

According to an update to the Disneyland website, there have been price reductions at Savi’s Workshop Custom Lightsaber experience and the Droid Depot build-a-droid experience. Here’s a look at the price changes: Savi’s Workshop: price reduced from $249 to $219 Droid Depot: price reduced from $119 to $99 The higher prices are still in effect at Walt Disney World as of publish time. 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 Disneyland REDUCES Price on Savi’s Workshop Lightsaber Experience & Droid Depot Build-A-Droid Experience appeared first on BlogMickey.com – Disney World News, Photos, and Info.

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Construction Walls Expand at Journey of Water Site, Revealing Integration with EPCOT Center Hardscape & Lush Foliage

Some of the construction walls have been pushed back at the Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana site, revealing how Disney plans on integrating the new World Nature walkthrough attraction with some of the existing classic EPCOT Center hardscapes. First, here’s a look at the expanded construction walls. As we’ll see in a moment from the monorail, the walls now cover a small pond that is currently drained. Here’s a look at what the view used to be like from here when Innoventions was being gutted and demolished. Here’s a view of the area from the monorail, including a look at how the rockwork from the Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana will integrate with the classic EPCOT hardscape. Elsewhere on the site, we see a much more lush walkthrough experience that will certainly earn its spot in World Nature. Here’s a look at the pump equipment for Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana. It looks like there is some water in the reservoir, so we could see some testing of water features shortly. Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana will open in Fall 2023 at EPCOT. Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana Will Open Fall 2023 at EPCOT 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 Construction Walls Expand at Journey of Water Site, Revealing Integration with

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Restored ImageWorks Pin Tables at Figment’s Inspiration Station in EPCOT

As part of the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, the Odyssey Events Pavilion is playing home to Figment’s Inspiration Station. Part merchandise shop, part popcorn bucket distribution center, and a part festival kiosk, the Odyssey truly is a must-stop location during the festival. One of the fun things that Disney did to enhance the space is they restored the original pin tables from ImageWorks. These tables will likely go back into storage when the Festival is over, so we wanted to take a closer look at them before it’s too late! The two tables are at the “back” of the room and open to all guests. When it is busy, the tables are utilized by guests looking to find a place for their plates or drinks. After the first weekend of the event, Disney added Figment and the Inspiration Station logo to the tables via an under table mold. Guests are encouraged to run their hands along the underside of the table, pressing the pins up as they do so. The pins are essentially nails without a pointed end. 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 Restored ImageWorks Pin Tables at Figment’s Inspiration Station in EPCOT appeared first on BlogMickey.com – Disney World News, Photos, and Info.

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‘Mickey’s of Glendale’ D23 Gold Member Shopping Event Coming to Contemporary Resort

D23 Gold Members will be able to shop at the Mickey’s of Glendale pop-up shop at the Contemporary Resort. Here’s the announcement and details: Tickets will go on sale January 27, 2023, at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) in the link. This event is ONE (1) ticket per gold member. Guests are not permitted to join. D23 Gold Members are invited to an exciting day of winter shopping on Friday, February 10, 2023, at the Mickey’s of Glendale pop-up shop in the Grand Republic Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World.* Mickey’s of Glendale, the Walt Disney Imagineering campus’ official store, is home to Imagineering-exclusive items. *A ticket is required in order to participate in this complimentary experience. We kindly ask that you only reserve tickets if you plan to attend. Failure to attend may affect your opportunity to access such experiences in the future. DETAILSD23 Gold Members can sign up for a single 30-minute shopping window. Exclusive Walt Disney Imagineering limited-edition products will be available while supplies last. Guests will not be admitted to the Mickey’s of Glendale pop-up shop outside of their confirmed window or allowed to queue any earlier than 45 minutes before their scheduled time. The shopping windows are as follows: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. EST 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. EST 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. EST 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST

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Splash Mountain Page Removed from Disney World Website & Label Removed from Digital Map

As Disney World continues to remove Splash Mountain from Magic Kingdom, there have been some digital changes to the Disney World website, My Disney Experience app, and digital maps. As you can see in our screenshot below, Splash Mountain used to have a label, complete with a registered trademark symbol. Now, that label has been removed, although labels for the Splashdown Photo and Briar Patch gift shops remain. Disney World has also removed the Splash Mountain page from the Walt Disney World website. Any searches for Splash Mountain on the app and website also don’t lead to the Splash Mountain page. While the digital map seems relatively slow to update, Disney World wasted no time in removing Splash Mountain from the physical park maps and replacing it with a logo for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Splash Mountain Replaced by Tiana’s Bayou Adventure on Magic Kingdom Park Map 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 Splash Mountain Page Removed from Disney World Website & Label Removed from Digital Map appeared first on BlogMickey.com – Disney World News, Photos, and Info.

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