Disney News Round-up: Hurricane Irma Updates, Food News, and More

Happy Thursday! We're back with a news round-up today featuring some post-Hurricane Irma updates from Disney World, The Walt Disney Company, and Disney Cruise Line; plus we also have some food news! Let' check it out.

Disney pledge $2.5 million to Hurricane Irma reliefDisney pledge $2.5 million to Hurricane Irma relief

Two waterways at Disney World are closed so that repairs can be made following Hurricane Irma's impact from last weekend. The Friendship Boat route on Crescent Lake between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios is closed and guests can take a bus to the Studios from the affected hotels. And, the Green Launch on the Sassagoula River between Old Key West and Disney Springs is also closed.

Disney Cruise Line has altered the itinerary for the Disney Fantasy's upcoming sailings on September 23 and October 7. The ship will now sail to the Western Caribbean with stops in Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and Castaway Cay. Future Eastern Caribbean sailings will likely also be impacted due to the devastation on several islands including St. Thomas.

The Walt Disney Company has pledged $2.5 million toward Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Eligible Disney employee contributions will also be matched by the company as part of the Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation.

The 2017 Disney Food & Wine Festivals Cookbook will take reader to festivals on both coasts including the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival and the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

And finally, The Ganachery in Disney Springs is celebrating fall with a new menu of sweets including a PB&J S'more, a Madagascan vanilla bean marshmallow covered in chocolate, pumpkin spice latte-flavored and maple pecan-flavored chocolate ganache squares, and more!

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