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Frozen opening in 2016 at EPCOT – Rumor

When will Frozen open at EPCOT?  June 17, 2016 are the rumors we are hearing.  This is just a rumor so don’t plan a Disney World vacation around this.  But if you are at Walt Disney World in mid – late June please head over to EPCOT and see if

Disney Cruise Line announces two new cruise ships

Disney Cruise Announced two new cruise ships 2012 and 2023 are the dates these will be added to the Disney cruise ship fleet.  These ships are slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy ships.  Will we start to see Disney Cruise Line discounts once these two ships are added to the Disney fleet?

Disney starts seasonal pricing for one day tickets

One day tickets at Disney World and Disneyland now vary in price based on season.  We have a Disney seasonal calendar and more information about this on our Disney ticket pricing post.

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Disney world cup cake vending machine sprinkles

Sprinkles to add a cup cake vending machine to Disney Springs

Yes, there is a cup cake vending machine coming to Disney Springs later this year.  It will be refilled three times a day.  It’s defiantly a novelty, or a 3 AM snack maybe if the store is closed.

Epcot International food and wine festival 2016 dates announced

Food and wine will run Sept 14 – Nov 14., 2016 at Epcot.  This is about two weeks longer this year which hopefully will make it a little less crowded.

Epcot Food and wine festival tips:

  1. Go to the international food and wine festival at Disney on a weekday.  Avoiding the weekends will allow you to miss the local crowds.
  2. Food and wine is also open for lunch and lunch is much more manageable when it comes to crowds.

Disney MagicBands ReviewDisney FastPass+ changes for the better – Rumor

You might be able to get additional Disney World Fastpasses now at Walt Disney World using your mobile device.  Rumors are out that you will be able to add an additional 4th and 5th fastpass using your mobile device once you use all of your Fastpasses.  Story Time is also rumored to finally be coming to Walt Disney World.  This is the interactive experience using the MagicBands.  So you might see your name on a Disney float if it’s your birthday, or It’s a Small World might have a unique ending for you.

Will the limited edition Disney MagicBands have extra “magic” added to them to activate different interactive experiences in the ques, rides, or character experiences?  Imagine your Disney Not So Scary Halloween Party special MagicBand that you purchased activates unique experiences in the Haunted Mansion as you ride by, or lets Mickey Mouse know your name when you go to meet him.

Rivers of Light opens on Earth Day

The night time show will open April 22 at Animal Kingdom.  This could be a game changer for Disney’s Animal Kingdom park and rumored dining packages might be the way to make sure you get a seat for what could be a very popular show.

Disney World Dining Insider TIP:

The Plaza at Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom we discovered will text walk up reservations so you can enjoy the park and then come back when a table opens up.  You have 15 minutes to get back once you get the text.  We are not sure if this has been implemented at all Disney restaurants or if this is just a test at the Plaza.


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  1. You guys are the cure for a case of “The Monday’s.” Y’all had me rolling, I was almost in tears from laughter regarding the perfect vending machines for Animal Kingdom! Thanks for always making my work week for enjoyable!

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    • Thanks Carrie,

      I know it’s hard to get going sometimes on a Monday and I am glad to hear we made it a little easier.
      They do need a Disney Animal Kingdom poop snack vending machine.
      Disney Animal Kingdom Park Poo Tasty Treats


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      • I would totally buy from the poop snack vending machine!

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  2. Great show. I love hearing rumors. I hope frozen opens before June 17.

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  3. Now they can have a dedicated Pacific route: Hawaii, Alaska, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego! (I guess Mexico will have to be in there for port regulations.) Maybe the Wonder, since it’s smaller. A girl can dream…

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    • Ditto, we are all in for a west coast based Disney Cruise ship.

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  4. I should get swag because I have a cartoon boyfriend and not a real boyfriend. Just kidding. Maybe. Also, I’d totally take Kristoff. Maybe Gatson.

    I’ve never laughed harder at an episode than over the poop candy vending machine. Steve, I think you should Disney an email. And they should have a poop flinging option for monkey poop. Because if it’s actually chocolate, I wouldn’t mind it being thrown at me.

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    • HaHa Jenny,

      Well never say never. It could still happen at Animal Kingdom.

      Thanks for listening to us at Mouse Chat


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