Peter Pan Flight gets a new sign in the Magic Kingdom. Peter, Wendy and also, John and Michael are back where they belong. Flying past Elizabeth Tower over London high above the guests in Magic Kingdom. Furthermore, Peter Pan’s Flight 3d sign has finally returned after a prolonged period of absence. Back in March, we reported on Peter Pan’s Flight facade going through some refurbishments, and part of the construction was replacing the 3d sign with a flat banner. It came down when they covered the whole facade with scrim. You can see below the before and after. Related: Scrim removed from Peter Pan’s Flight in the Magic Kingdom As you can see in the images, the 3d sign is way better in looks and appeal. This should mark the end of work at peter Pan’s
Walt Disney World changed its booking window for advanced dining reservations when the resort reopened last year. Instead of being able to book dining reservations 180 days in advance, guests now have to wait until 60 days prior. Today is 60 days until October 1, the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary! Today is dining day for guests visiting on the 50th anniversary and reservations are pretty much gone already. Related – Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Merch Sneak Peek Breakfast If you are hoping to get a breakfast reservation for October 1, you won’t be able to dine inside the parks. Right now, the only restaurants showing availability are ones at resort hotels like Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge and Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Beach Club. Lunch Epcot still has a few openings for lunch on the 50th anniversary. Biergarten Restaurant and San Angel Inn Restaurante are both available. Or, you can take a
Closures and refurbishments are a common occurrence at Walt Disney World. Rides and attractions need to be maintained and sometimes even reimagined. Take a look at the scheduled closures and refurbishments for August 2021. Related – Photos: Walt Disney World Statue stripped down for refurbishment Magic Kingdom Hall of Presidents – Reopening some time this monthFrontierland boardwalk – refurbishment just startedStorybook Circus Big Top Tent – Has been closed since 2020 but paint is being refreshed nowMain Street Confectionery – reopening TBDWalt Disney World Railroad – remains closed while construction on TRON Lightcycle Run continuesRelated – Behind the scenes look at the Progress for the Creations Shop in Epcot No refurbishments are scheduled for Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Construction continues throughout Epcot as updates are being made. For help with planning your next Disney vacation, contact me today! I am a travel agent specializing in Disney destinations and can help you plan a magical vacation at no extra cost to you!
An important part of Walt Disney’s history is the time he spent working at the Laugh-O-Gram studio in Kansas City. It’s where Walt built experience in animation and devised the early origins of Mickey Mouse. Walt started the business in June 1921 and ended it in 1923. Even though Walt moved on to California, the building has been a monument to his legacy. In some unfortunate news, the historic building got damaged over the weekend after a car accident. The car ran into a corner on the north side of the building which holds the Walt Disney Laugh-O-Gram studio office. It broke an opening and knocked out bricks. The building was already undergoing renovation. Related: Destination D23 event at Walt Disney World sells out in minutes The historic building is currently undergoing a $5.5 million renovation to become a museum and education center. Despite being a setback, the officials in Kansas City are determined to restore the building and complete the project. Related: Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Merch Sneak Peek Check back here on Chip & Co. for the
‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian‘ Season 3 Will Begin Filming Very Soon. As filming wraps up for both The Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi series’ the cast and crew of The Mandalorian are preparing to return to The Volume stages in Los Angeles to begin filming for Season 3. Filming was initially meant to begin in April 2021, but was pushed back in favor of filming the first season of The Book of Boba Fett and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Related: Lucasfilm Hired the Deep Fake Artist Who “Fixed” Luke Skywalker CGI in ‘The Mandalorian’ The series is expected to begin principal photography at the end of 2021 or at the very beginning of 2022. Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin) and Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) are set to return for season 3 of The Mandalorian. It is currently unknown who will also make an appearance in the new season, but we expect to see some familiar faces! Related: Lucasfilm Announces New Details & Release Date for Star Wars ‘Visions’ Coming to Disney+ This is a developing story, so be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Star Wars! Featured Photo Credit: Lucasfilm / Disney+ Source: WRAL
Disney has just sent out an email for the new Magic Key offering that will be replacing the Annual Passholder program in Disneyland. Here are the details: Introducing the Magic Key program! As one of our biggest fans, we wanted to make sure you were the first to know about this NEW offering. We are thrilled about this coming announcement and we encourage you to stay tuned because all the details will be revealed tomorrow no earlier than 1 p.m. PST! Related – Disneyland Annual Passholder 30% off discount extended Disneyland dropped the Annual Passholder Program back in January, they stopped selling passes and offered refunds for those with valid annual passes. Here’s the statement issued by Ken Potrock, President of Disneyland Resort when they discontinued the program: “For nearly four decades, our Annual Passport
Disney is Working on a Live-Action Remake of ‘Flash Gordon’. Rumors had been swirling that a Flash Gordon remake was in the works at 20th Century Studios before the acquisition by Disney and now we have a new development! Disney has announced the remake will be a live-action film and Oscar-Winning Director Taika Waititi has signed on to write and direct the project. Related: Thor: Love and Thunder’s Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi Share New Behind-the-Scenes Photo Producer John Davis shared with Collider, “Taika is writing it. It was a movie that was a huge influence on him growing up. It is one of his favorite movies. He initially said to me, ‘Let’s do it animated.’ I said, ‘Okay.’ Then we got into it and started developing it, and he said, ‘No, let’s do it live-action.’ I said, ‘Even better.’” Related: James Gunn Gave Director Taika Waititi Insight on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ for ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ It is currently unknown if the film will premiere in theaters or become an exclusive title on the popular streaming service Disney+. This is a developing story, so be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things
Today Disney has given us a sneak peek at the new merch coming to Walt Disney World for the 50th Anniversary Celebration which starts on October 1st. Related – Sneak Peek at the Disney World 50th Anniversary Cupcakes While not able to unveil specific items just yet they did give us a close-up look at some of the new merchandise coming. This photo looks like a new Disney World 50th Soap Dispenser. Related – The Mickey Soap Dispenser Is Now At Disneyland And Walt Disney World! This photo looks like maybe a new mug
Over 50 Marvel Actors Will Return to Voice Their Characters in ‘What If…?‘ Animated Disney+ Series. The highly anticipated animated series What If…? is coming to Disney+ on Wednesday, August 11th and we are so excited to see a large majority of Marvel actors and actresses returning to voice their characters for the series! Marvel Studios’ What If…? explores alternate timelines in the multiverse that show what would happen if major moments from the MCU films occurred differently. Marvel newcomer Jeffrey Wright voices The Watcher in his MCU debut and will be joined by Marvel Alumni: Related: Trailer for Marvel Studios’ “What If…?” Series coming to Disney+ Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue)Angela Bassett (Queen Ramonda)Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Steven Strange)Benedict Wong (Wong)Benicio Del Toro (The Collector)Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon)(Rumored)Bradley Whitford (John Flynn)Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight)Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa)Chris Hemsworth (Thor)Chris Pratt (Peter Quill / Star-Lord)(Rumored)Chris Sullivan (Tazerface)Clancy Brown (Surtur)Clark Gregg
Today is national ice cream sandwich day! So of course we wanted to add a touch of magic to it with a Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich recipe! This frozen treat has been a classic at Disney Parks around the world, and honestly we are not surprised, i mean is ice cream between two chocolate cookies plus is Mickey shaped!! Related – Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is now open in the Magic Kingdom If you are missing this Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich and can’t wait until your next Disney vacation, no worries, we have a recipe so you can make it at home and feel the magic of Disney! Take a look at the recipe: MICKEY ICE CREAM SANDWICH INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cup of cake flour3/4 cup of cocoa powder1 1/4 cup of powdered sugar1/4 tsp of baking soda1/4 tsp of salt14 tbsp of dairy-free margarine or shorteningMickey cookie cutter (if available) Photo Credit: Speed Bump Kitchen Related – Adorable Hidden Mickey Ice Cream Sandwiches To Make At Home!