Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday May 10th, 2019

Have yo heard the news? We've got a round-up of the latest happenings down at Walt Disney World Resort. Let's kick this off.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday May 10th, 2019Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday May 10th, 2019

There has been a last minute change to the Garden Rocks Concert Series. May 12th and 13th will now feature The Lovin' Spoonful (known for tunes like "Summer in the City"), instead of the previously scheduled Peabo Bryson.

Last Minute Changes To Garden RocksLast Minute Changes To Garden Rocks

A new activity has been spotted in Epcot's Italy Pavilion. La Gemma Elegante, where guests can purchase beautiful Venetian style masks, now allows guests the option to Paint-Your-Own-Mask. Every artist need some inspiration, so why not let craftsmen from this legendary workshop spark your imagination.

Multiple masksMultiple masks

Last week the Navy's elite show team the Blue Angels flew over Epcot Theme Park in honor of Military Appreciation Month. Pilot Cam Offers Rare Cockpit View of U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flyover at Epcot. Check out the video below, or check out the Pilot Cam Offers Rare Cockpit View. Across the world troops serving overseas in Afghanistan were treated to a special showing of Avengers: Endgame.

There's a swashbuckling new option is for kids ages 4-12 at Disney's Beach Club Resort! Captain Hook's Pirate Crew is now setting sail nightly with new pirate recruits. Kids that head out on this great adventure to find hidden treasure will receive official pirate names learn skills crucial for life on the high seas.

Captain Hook's Pirate Crew Sets SailCaptain Hook's Pirate Crew Sets Sail

PizzeRizzo Is Opening Again in Disney's Hollywood Studios...For Now! The restaurant is under seasonal operations and is listed as open from 11AM " 4PM daily. The Disney Food Blog expects it to be open at least through June 1st, however, with summer upon us soon, and huge crowds expected at the Park this fall we may see an extended run. Only time will tell. Also in foodie news, cast members at Bongo's at Disney Springs have been told that the high volume eatery will be closing later this year. No official word have been put out as to when or why that is happening.

PizzeRizzo Opens To Sooth Seasonal CrowdsPizzeRizzo Opens To Sooth Seasonal Crowds

Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World during the first month that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is open? If you then you need to be sure to read all about the Limited Time Extra, Extra Magic Hours that will be going on. Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels will have the benefit of even more morning fun all month long.

Limited Time Extra, Extra Magic Hours Announced For Select Fall DatesLimited Time Extra, Extra Magic Hours Announced For Select Fall Dates

runDisney has announced the themes for its 2019 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend. Running through Walt Disney World from October 31 - November 3, 2019 the weekend will host a fun filled Health & Fitness Expo, Kids Races, a 5K, a 10K, a Half Marathon, and a 19.3 Two Course Challenge. You can find more information at runDisney.com.

Finally - New announcements about the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! This annual fan favorite event will be longer than ever in 2019, and include 30 Marketplace Booths. Our friends over at the Disney Food Blog have all the latest details so head over and start planning your adventure.

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