Weekly Travel News Roundup
My, oh my....what a week it's been! Promotions, Halloween events, restaurant reopenings, those E P I C details announced about the Disney Wish, and more! Plus, we've learned more about Universal's jaw-dropping VelociCoaster. Remember, to book a vacation to these destinations and more, be sure to contact me!
Walt Disney World
Disney After Hours "Boo-Bash" Announced!
Disney has announced a new Halloween-themed Disney After Hours event coming this fall to Magic Kingdom: Disney After Hours BOO BASH!
This specially ticketed event will take place on select nights, Aug. 10-Oct. 31, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Festivities will include Halloween-themed cavalcades, character sightings, performances by the Cadaver Dans, décor, lighting, music, treat stops (with plenty of candy) and so much more! Plus tickets will grant admission to Magic Kingdom as early as 7 p.m. without the need for a day park ticket or Disney Park Pass theme park reservation!
This event is open to a limited number of guests after normal park operating hours. The experience offers low wait times at more than 20 attractions! Tickets will go on sale next month, with an early purchase window available to guests at select on-site Disney Resort hotels!
Disney Room Offer
As I mentioned earlier this week, there is a new room-only offer available! Save up to 25% for stays most nights July 11-September 29th. More details about that promotion can be read on my Disney World promotions page or in this post.
Galactic Starcruiser Coming 2022
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will take Guests to a galaxy far, far away for an all-immersive, two-night vacation experience that goes beyond anything Disney has ever created before...including a brand new (and mind-blowing!!) lightsaber. Guests who experience Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be the first to see it in action. Check out the video of the new lightsaber and get more details here!
Honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and Disney is celebrating the cultures, experiences, and contributions of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) cast and communities. A World of Voices, Honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Walt Disney World will share the creativity and contributions of some incredible cast members through experiences, entertainment, and food and beverage offerings. Special experiences will be featured at all 4 parks, at Disney Springs, and at Disney Resort hotels.
More Dining Options Returning
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Wish Details
Disney Cruise Line unveiled a ton of details about the Disney Wish, which will set sail on her maiden voyage June 9, 2022. In case you missed it, read all about what the Disney Wish will offer!
Paradise Pier Reopening
As Disneyland continues the phased reopening of its hotels, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will reopen and welcome back guests starting June 15, 2021! As a reminder, only California residents are able to make reservations at this time.
More Dining Options Available
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is reopening popular dining locations Napa Rose and Storytellers Cafe AND will be open to non-hotel guests as well! These restaurants will begin allowing guests May 28.
Universal Orlando Resort
Previews have started for VelociCoaster, the new jaw-dropping coaster at Islands of Adventure. Annual Passholders, team members, and some select media guests have been able to ride the coaster and from what I hear, it's a nonstop thrill from start to finish! I've been hearing amazing things about the queue line, too. VelociCoaster opens to the public on June 10th.
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