Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 16, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week so let's get down to the nitty gritty of what's going on in the vacation kingdom. A whole bunch of new information has released for guests attending the annual Halloween party. Head on over to our 2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party post and find out what you need to know!

Dates announced for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyDates announced for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is always a bustling site where athletes of all ages are put to the test. Recently they announced that once again The 2020 Pro Bowl, presented by Verizon, will return to Orlando for the fourth straight year! ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will be the football headquarters during the week leading up to the NFL's All-Star game.

More exciting news comes in the form of the announcement that Disney will Serve as Official Host of 2022 Special Olympics USA Games being held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will feature more than 4,000 athletes, 10,000 volunteers, 1,500 coaches, and 125,000 fans from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

ESPN Wide World of Sports 2019 Pro Bowl ExperienceESPN Wide World of Sports Pro Bowl Experience

Things are really ramping up over at Disney's Hollywood Studios where Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is set to open on August 29th, 2019. Preview reviews have been fantastic for Guests who have had the opportunity to take a peak. It's worth noting that during the opening weekend there will be two shows nightly of Famtasmic!

Handbuilt Lightsabers At Savi's WorkshopHandbuilt Lightsabers At Savi's Workshop

With all that galactic excitement going on, don't forget that it's almost go time for the Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This event will also begins August 29th and is a fan favorite that brings guests back year after year to sip, taste, and tour their way around the Epcot Theme Park. Menus for the event have already been released, so make a plan and enjoy this culinary event of the year.

Our friends over at the Disney Food Blog are experts when it comes to Food & Wine Festival, so click play on the video below and get a preview of what to expect.

Because of these two great events Disney is introducing a new Mid-Day Magic Ticket! Mid-Day Magic Tickets are valid for admission after 12 p.m. and may be used at any of the four theme parks, allowing guests to catch a parade, enjoy a meal, experience favorite attractions, and then get ready for wondrous nighttime shows.

Mid-Day Magic Ticket:

  • 2-day tickets start at $81 per day, plus tax
  • 3-day tickets start at $78 per day, plus tax
  • 4-day tickets start at $74 per day, plus tax

If you're looking forward to using the brand new Disney Skyliner Gondola System on your next Walt Disney World vacation, be sure to check out these Pro Tips! Opening Day for Disney's Skyliner is September 29th, 2019 in plenty of time for all the Disney holiday hoopla.

Riviera Resort Skyliner StationRiviera Resort Skyliner Station

There's a ton of news coming out for folks planning their winter holiday vacations at the Walt Disney World Resort. Now is the time to make sure those festive plans are coming together so that you can have the best trip ever this Christmas season.

Epcot Cookie Stroll CookiesEpcot Cookie Stroll Cookies

Speaking of Holiday Happenings. Will you be spending New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World? Check out the fabulous locations where you can ring in the New Year at some fabulous parties. There will be 3 parties being held around the Contemporary Resort, BoardWalk's Atlantic Dance Hall and Flying Fish Cafe are offering special events, and two elegant affairs at Disney's Grand Floridian. If these don't tickle your fancy, you can expect more news coming about New Year's Eve parties around Disney Springs coming soon.

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Disney World!Celebrate New Year's Eve at Disney World!

Free Dining, Annual Pass Discounts, and the Ultimate Family Holiday Package information was shared by our friends over at the DFB Guide on YouTube! Watch the video below for even more Walt Disney World news.

Thanks to our friends over at the Disney Food Blog for sharing their images with us. That's it for this week, see you real soon!

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