Pete and Sue discuss Disneyland Magic Key sales reopening and Ariel’s Grotto and Enchanted Tales for Belle return to Magic Kingdom. Disney Vacation Club released discounts on two monorail resorts, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Roundup Rodeo BBQ will open on March 23rd at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will debut a new three-course prix fixe menu on April 1st. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village will begin a roof replacement project on February 1st and is expected to last through September 2023.
Shannon, Pete, and Sue discuss the Moonlight Magic Events announced for 2023 at Walt Disney World. Disney revealed TRON Lightcycle / Run will open on April 4th, and cast members, annual passholders, and Disney Vacation Club members will have a chance to preview the ride. In a surprise announcement, Disney announced significant changes to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort, including changes to park reservations, park hopping, and attraction photos.
Shannon, Pete, and Vicky celebrate the 100th episode of DVC Newscast! Disney Vacation Club announced a Moonlight Magic Event at Disney’s California Adventure on February 1, 2023. The Walt Disney World Railroad has finally reopened with a new tunnel under Tron and updated narration. Disney Vacation Club completed a refresh of the DVC Member Lounge in EPCOT. Shannon, Pete, and Vicky also discuss updates to popular character meals, details on nighttime spectaculars, and the upcoming refurbishment of the Lava Pool slide at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
Pete and Vicky discuss the 2024 point charts released by Disney Vacation Club. For the first time in a few years, there were no significant changes. DVC also increased direct pricing for most resorts. Disney announced the closing date for Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World. RunDisney volunteer benefits were reduced without notice, starting with the recent Wine & Dine Half Marathon.
Shannon, Pete, and Vicky discuss Disney Vacation Club’s announcement of a third event at the Top of the World Lounge – this time, a themed party called Bound to be Bad. A new exclusive event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was also revealed called Holidays in Hollywood. Disney is now offering a 30% discount to Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Additionally, Soarin’ over California will return for a limited time during Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival in early 2023.
N097 Chapek out and Iger returns as CEO, Magic Key Sales Resumed Briefly, Mickey’s Toontown Opening, and DCL buys new ship
Pete and Shannon react to the sudden announcement of Bob Chapek’s resignation and the reinstatement of Bob Iger to CEO for two years. Pete and Vicky discuss Disneyland briefly resuming Magic Key new sales and the reveal of Mickey’s Toontown reopening date. Disney Cruise Line has also purchased a new ship previously known as the Global Dream. Disney announced a new affordable housing projects near Walt Disney World.