Disney Parks have been busy with numerous changes lately. With the official start of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the unveiling of the upcoming Moana attraction, Disney enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to.
- Frontierland Updates: Splash Mountain is transforming to become Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. However, this isn’t the sole refurbishment in Frontierland. A permit hints at possible work at Fort Langhorn on the island.
- Harper’s Mill: Another permit indicates potential updates on Harper’s Mill. While the permits specify “general construction,” the exact nature of these changes remains under wraps.
- The Land Pavilion: A permit by Disney Imagineering for “install signage” has been spotted around this area. The exact purpose is yet to be clarified.
- Festival Booth Updates: Another permit suggests a new festival booth installation, termed “Kiosk Site #11” on mapping software. Though EPCOT undergoes a significant transformation, these permits suggest relatively minor tweaks.
Other Park and Hotel Refurbishments
- Blizzard Beach Water Park: Multiple permits indicate ongoing refurbishments, though an official reopening date is yet to be announced.
- Disney World Hotels: A slew of construction permits have been noted for hotels such as the Caribbean Beach Resort and the BoardWalk Inn. For detailed insights on these hotel changes, click here.
Upgrades to the Disney Dining Reservation System
Eating at Disney is an integral part of the experience, with some restaurants like Cinderella’s Royal Table and Space 220 being as popular as the main attractions. These dining spots often require a strategic plan for reservations.
New System Features:
- View All Time Slots: Similar to OpenTable, Disney’s new system allows guests to see every available reservation time slot for each restaurant.
- Sorted by Meal Period: Reservations now specify which menu (lunch or dinner) will be served during a booking, a boon for slots around 4 pm when restaurants typically switch menus. This rollout aims to provide a smoother experience for those booking dining reservations. While the new feature is gradually becoming available on the My Disney Experience app, it’s accessible to all on the Walt Disney World website.
While the current updates provide a glimpse into Disney’s present focus, it’s worth noting that the company always has an eye on the future. With technological advancements, changing consumer preferences, and the global landscape evolving, Disney is known for being proactive in its approach to entertainment. There’s a buzz around the integration of more interactive attractions within the parks. Leveraging augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies, the next wave of rides could offer a more immersive experience, allowing guests to feel even more integrated into the worlds of their favorite Disney characters.
Whether you’re eager to check out the renovated attractions, or looking forward to a seamless dining reservation experience, Disney continues to evolve, promising an enhanced experience for its visitors. As always, fans and visitors alike are encouraged to keep an eye out for further updates and changes across the Disney landscape, as the magic kingdom continually seeks to reinvent itself while preserving the enchantment that has captivated millions over the years.