Disney News Round-Up: Early Morning Magic Coming to Hollywood Studios, Alligator Characters Return to Theme Parks, and More

Welcome to another edition of our Disney news round-up! It's been a busy week of news from Walt Disney World Resort including news of a new morning event at Disney's Hollywood Studios and the reappearance of the crocodile and alligator characters. Let's check it out.

Louis the alligator to return to Mickey's Royal Friendship FaireLouis the alligator to return to Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire

According to reports, the crocodile float has returned to the nighttime Electric Water Pageant following its removal last month after the fatal gator attack at Disney's Grand Floridian. We're also hearing that Louis the alligator will return to the character lineup in Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire at the Magic Kingdom.

Reservations are now open for the Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This event, which started at the Magic Kingdom earlier this year, starts August 1 at the Studios and includes Star Tours and Toy Story Mania, plus a buffet at the ABC Commissary. Prices are $69 for adults and $59 for kids ages 3-9. Park admission is required for this event and is not included in the event ticket.

Disney's Hollywood Studios is also hosting the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at the Star Wars Launch Bay. The event includes a dessert party and VIP viewing for Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. Prices are $69 for adults and $39 for kids ages 3-9. Park admission is required.

Tech company SoundHound Inc. has been selected by the Walt Disney Company to use its virtual assistant to help guests navigate their way through Disneyland or Walt Disney World theme parks.

And finally, Disney is reportedly surveying guests about a potential Uber-like transportation system for the Walt Disney World Resort.

Will you be making reservations for the Disney Early Morning Magic at the Studios? Let us know in the comments.

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 16:27:

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So much going on, I'm not going to know where to start on my next trip. I'm really, really happy that the crocodiles are coming back in the shows and parades.

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