With FastPass+ testing going on this week, Disney is also using this time to test “order ahead” dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland. Disney has released plenty of information internally on the new test, you may want to take a read: As part of our efforts to continuously improve the Guest experience, we’re testing a new offering at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Be Our Guest Restaurant offers fast casual service for lunch including an innovative table delivery service. There are no counters at the restaurant. Guests instead order from a kiosk and receive a magic rose. Their meal is delivered directly to their table. Arrival window selection: In December, selected Guests (Club Level Concierge Guests at select [...]
Walt Disney World cast members are currently testing FastPass+ at the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios through Saturday. I got to play around with the registration system a bit earlier today and I have to say it is looking a lot better than it was during the last testing period. Here’s what we have learned about the process: Once you log-in, each guest can choose a character avatar (only 8 available now) and mark if they are celebrating anything The current test allows one day at Magic Kingdom and one day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios You pick the day you want to visit that park… The current test allows you to pick one experience from the first category and [...]
A lot has been changing in the world of Disney PhotoPass recently (including the new logo seen above), but the biggest change has to be the new offering of Disney Attractions+. Here is an official description of the new service directly from Disney: One price… multiple thrills… take home all the memories! NEW! Disney Attractions+ now available at Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts. With Attractions+ you can take home all your Attraction images, taken within a 14 day visit to the parks, for $44.95. How does it work? 1. RIDE: Ride one of the participating Attractions2. 2. ASSOCIATE: Present your Attractions+ card at the Attraction Imaging Sales Center within 24 hours of riding to associate your photo 3. CLAIM: [...]
When The Giggle Gang was announced by Disney a few days ago, many guests were worried that scary clowns would be invading Storybook Circus in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. After having seen a show from the new group, I can safely say that scary clowns are hardly what guests are seeing in the park. The show is actually pretty cute; that being said, it probably could still use a little work. As with most comedy shows, some things work and some don’t, and I’m sure they will figure it out as they go along. The following video is from a very early preview performance of the Giggle Gang, so please keep in mind that they had only completed [...]
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney yesterday and took plenty of newsworthy photos, so let’s take a look at what’s new: It appears some of the elements for the Adventureland interactive game have been installed This icon should help guests locate the game area Not sure what this will do A different icon near this cannon You can see the cannon aiming at something behind this tarp Another game area Looks like there is a skeleton under the water where the Junior Jungle Boats used to be Another game area being set-up The Crow’s Nest is still behind walls We expect this is where the game will begin for guests Golden Oak Outpost is closed [...]
Test Track presented by Chevrolet is now officially open at Epcot and if you haven’t had a chance to check out this great new offering, well, we have you covered. First up, we take an in-depth look at the car and truck design process: Then we have video of the on-ride portion where you take your car for a ride on the Sim Track: One of the post show features that was added a few days later was the Driving Tables, where you take you car you designed and race it against other guests: To top it all off, we have a comprehensive video that includes all the video from above, but also the facade, queue, loading area, and more [...]
With Test Track presented by Chevrolet officially opening tomorrow, we decided it might be a good idea to prepare you for thr rigors of designing your own custom car for ther Sim-Track. The following video will take you through the design process for both a car and a truck and will show you how each decision you make can affect your final score. Enjoy:
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth got to experience the new Test Track presented by Chevrolet during a cast men her preview recently and he has photos of the new attraction to share with is, so let’s see what’s inside!: The new entrance The new trashcans have the World of Motion logo on them The Chevy ENV in the first queue room The four categories of the tests are displayed as well, we assume cars from each category will go on display below these It is the Chevrolet Design Studio at Epcot More queue displays As kids talk, the car below is transformed into what they dream up through projection mapping You are prepared for the design process ahead Guests are then [...]
By Anonymous (It’s a Secret) Wednesday night, I had the privilege of taking a sneak preview ride on the all new Test Track. What I saw can easily be described in one word: breathtaking. Before I go into further detail, I should warn you that this review will be very spoiler heavy, so if you want to be surprised, please read no more. There is no shame in wanting to experience the attraction with no knowledge of it – in fact, it’s my preferred way to do it. But if spoilers aren’t a concern to you, then welcome to the SimTrack! The entrance plaza is sleek. Plenty of blues and silvers set the tone for your experience, and the whole [...]
Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom is now open daily for lunch & dinner, but if you haven’t had to chance to experience it for yourself just yet, you may want to check out this comprehensive tour we’ve put together: After seeing the beautiful exterior and interior, what do you think of the latest Magic Kingdom dining establishment?
Since Toy Story Midway Mania opened in May 2008, we have been staring at this particular prop waiting for it to do something. We always assumed that just like the real Mr. Spell toy, it would scroll text and speak at some point. Well, 4 years have gone by and finally, this has happened: So, it’s not completely working yet, but there are signs of life at least. We can only hope that he’ll start speaking as well in the coming days… stay tuned.
The holiday season is once again upon us and as usual, it’s a time where we should think about those who are less fortunate than we are and try to make a difference in their lives. Over 60 years ago, Walt Disney became one of the original sponsors of the Toys for Tots foundation, which ensures that every underprivileged child receives a toy during the holiday season. Walt and his animators personally designed the original Toys for Tots train logo that is still used today and the first poster created for Toys for Tots. In this spirit, WDW News Today, the WDWNT Network, and our many friends and partners are putting on a 30-hour live broadcast to raise money for [...]