Star Wars Experience Coming to Disney Springs!


Lots of cool techie news this week with PhotoPass Day, Mobile Order, Star Wars, and Netflix announcements. But if you’re more old school you’re really going to want to see what’s on offer for EPCOT’s 35th anniversary!


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The Jingle Bell Jingle BAM holiday dessert party returns to WDW this year – photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog.




Disney PhotoPass Day Updates! Disney PhotoPass Day is coming up soon on August 19th. During this day, you will have unique opportunities for exclusive character and Magic Shots. To help you plan your visit, Disney has released the experiences available for you in advance. You don’t want to miss Mushu in the China Pavilion or Captain Hook in Fantasyland. If you don’t have Memory Maker, you can purchase a one-day PhotoPass for $59. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY


Star Wars Virtual Reality Experience! This fall, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is coming to Disney Springs. Just put on some virtual reality glasses and step inside a 3D Star Wars experience like you’ve never experienced. No word yet on exact location or prices but based on some other virtual experiences by the same company, you bet this will be out of this world! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY


EPCOT Celebrates 35th Anniversary! On October 1st, EPCOT will turn 35 years old! Disney recently revealed a preview of some of the commemorative merchandise they will offer. They have apparel, pins, Magic Bands, glassware, and accessories. Starting in late September, the merchandise will be available throughout EPCOT. Select items will also be available on the Shop Disney Parks app. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY


American Idol Auditions! Can you sing? Dad sings real good. He might just be too good for American Idol. That leaves an opportunity open for everyone else. If you are 15 or older and love to sing, don’t miss the chance. Auditions will be held on August 17th at Disney Springs West Side near Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues. You can pre-register online. If you want a chance, arrive early- once they reach capacity you may not get the chance to become a star! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY


New Desserts for Happily Ever After! Sweet desserts and prime seating make a dessert party an easy choice. The Happily Ever After Dessert Party just added 8 new desserts to enjoy. Tempting your taste buds include a Pineapple Delight Dole Whip-inspired treat, a Chocolate Almond Cake, and a Cheesecake Brownie Bite. Be sure to see the complete list and reservation information on the Disney Parks Blog. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY


New Mobile Order Restaurant! You can pre-order a meal through the My Disney Experience app. 12 Quick Service Restaurants are now available including the newest addition, Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can also pre-order at the following Quick Service locations:


Magic Kingdom: Columbia Harbour House, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café, Pinocchia Village Haus


EPCOT: Electric Umbrella, Liberty Inn


Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Flame Tree Barbecue, Pizzafari, Restaurantosaurus, Satu’li Canteen


Disney Springs: D-Luxe Burger


They are not accepting Dining Plans through the app right now so you need to use a credit card to order.


Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM is Back! ! Not only is the popular holiday show returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but so is the dessert party! Try some pretzel bread and cheese fondue or pumpkin pie and ice cream. The special food and drinks come at a special price, $79 for adults or $45 for kids ages 3-9 from November 9 through December 15. Tack on an extra $10 for adults and $4 for kids if you want to reserve from December 17th through 31st. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY


Disney Leaving Netflix! Disney just announced that it will be ending its relationship with Netflix in order to focus on its own streaming service in 2019. Hopefully they will show some old Disney classics! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY


Want to make sure you get the chance to experience EPCOT’s 35th anniversary? Book your fall trip today with Dad’s trusty travel agents at Destinations to Travel!


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