Pete and Shannon discuss Genie+ price increases at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Disneyland Resort ticket prices increased as well. Reopening dates have been announced for American Adventure and Monsieur Paul’s at EPCOT and Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At Disneyland Resort, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is set to open on January 23, 2023. Magic Key Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members can purchase MagicBand+ at Disneyland Resort beginning October 19th, a week before the general public.
Pete, Vicky, and Sue discuss the impact of Hurricane Ian in Orlando. Disney also announced Disney After Hours events are returning to Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios in January 2023. Disney Cruise Line is dropping the vaccine requirement for passengers on upcoming cruises. EPCOT revealed details of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays and the full list of celebrity narrators for the Candlelight Processional.
Pete, Vicky, and Sue discuss all the Disneyland news and announcements revealed at the D23 Expo. Magicband+ is also set to debut at Disneyland Resort this fall and Eudora’s Chic Boutique has opened in New Orleans Square of Disneyland park.
Shannon and Pete discuss the announcements (or lack thereof) for Disney Vacation Club, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise Line from the D23 Expo. Disney Vacation Club also revealed a new booking tool through Interval International, replacing the Concierge Collection. Other news of the week include American Adventure at Epcot closing for refurbishment, extended evening hours added in December for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Wicked Wind Down event extended for a second time.
Pete and Vicky discuss Disney Vacation Club’s exciting announcement of a new Member Lounge coming to Disneyland Resort in 2023! Additionally, Disney Vacation Club has rolled out discounts on three sold-out resorts: Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.