News And Rumors For Walt Disney World And Beyond

Looking for the latest in news and rumors for Walt Disney World and beyond? Let's get right to it!

Last year we heard that Epcot would be getting an amazing space themed restaurant that would allow guests to dine "in orbit" high around the Earth. We now know the restaurant will be run by the Patina Group, which operates several other Disney dining establishments such as Via Napoli and Morimoto Asia. This week Disney announced that the location for the exciting new concept would be a newly developed area between Future World's Mission: SPACE and Test Track attractions.

Currently you can "Share a Coke" with iconic spots around the Magic Kingdom. Hunt for your favorites at vending carts and merchandise locations throughout the Park, snap a picture, and collect your favorites!

Share A Coke With The Jungle CruiseShare A Coke With The Jungle Cruise

Minnie Van Service has been expanded once again! Now guests staying at all Walt Disney World Resorts, as well as guests at Four Seasons Orlando and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels can access the Lyft driven service that offers rides anywhere on Disney property for just $25. If you are wondering if Minnie Vans are the right transportation option for you, check out this article on the Pros and Cons of Minnie Vans.

Just heading to Walt Disney World for one day? Guests can now purchase a 1-Day, 1-Park Ticket with 3 pre-loaded FastPass+ experiences. Each of the Disney Parks has options available showcasing different pre-loaded FastPasses you can choose from. Experiences included with this special theme park ticket are selected for you by Disney and are only valid for the date and arrival windows specified at purchase.

Minnie Vans Roll Out Is Complete:  Minnie Vans Roll Out Is Complete:

The Disney Style store, with its fashions inspired by Disney Parks attractions and characters, is set to open its door at Disney Springs May 12, 2018. Located on the West Side Disney Style will be nestled between the AMC Theatres and Star Wars Galactic Outpost. A new must stop shop for Disney fashionistas, there's plenty to love when you show off your Disney side.

Speaking of showing your Disney side, new Character Couture packages are being offered at Senses Salons. Hair and make-up inspired by classic Disney Characters from princesses to villains, and fun fab 5 make-overs, call it Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for grown-ups.

The Disney Cruise Line has confirmed that they are looking to invest more in the Bahamas. With A 700 acre property on the Island of Eleuthera currently on the market, rumors are swirling that it could become a second Disney Bahamian retreat.

Continuing along the rumor run, permits have been filed that seem to point to the possibility of new hotel projects at Walt Disney World. The first area of interest is at Epcot's main gate. We know that Disney is planning a completely reimagined Future World, and concept art has shown considerable changes. The second area of interest is on Bay Lake at Fort Wilderness. The former River Country property has shown signs of being readied for development several times in the past, but with new permits filed it may finally see some forward motion. We'll keep our mouse ears to the ground as more information is sure to come.

That's what I've got for today! Leave a comment and let me know what your thoughts are on this Walt Disney World news!

JeffC wrote on Sat, 05/12/2018 - 19:21:

I was soooo disappointed to find out about the themed coke bottles until after we got back! But probably just as well - I would have scoured the park for a Haunted Mansion one and been obnoxious until I found....hahaha.

The Minnie game are pretty cute. We saw one as we were exiting the Boardwalk.

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