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. N100
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Reopening of the Walt Disney World Railroad
Disney recently surprised fans by reopening the Walt Disney World Railroad on Friday, December 23rd, ending a four-year closure. The train now goes through a tunnel under the Tron ride and has updated narration.
Source: Walt Disney World website
Harmonious ending date, Wondrous Journey debut
Harmonious at Epcot is scheduled to end on March 31, 2023. No replacement has been announced.
Wondrous Journeys, the new fireworks show at Disneyland Park, is scheduled to debut on January 27, 2023, at Disneyland Resort. The show will feature nods to every film released by the iconic studio over the past century and a new song, “It’s Wondrous”.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
First DVC Moonlight Magic of 2023 Announced
Disney Vacation Club has announced a Moonlight Magic event at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim on February 1, 2023.
Registration opens on December 29, 2022 to eligible Members with existing Resort reservations at a Disney-owned and operated hotel at Disneyland Resort in California with prior to December 25, 2022. General Registration opens January 6, 2023, to all eligible Members on January 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (pending availability).
Source: Disney Vacation Club website
Changes to Walt Disney World Character Meals
Disney has announced two upcoming changes to popular character meals.
Chef Mickey’s will return to a buffet menu on March 1, 2023. It will continue to have family-style service until February 28.
Cinderella’s Royal Table will resume character dining on February 28, 2023. Character dining has not been available at this restaurant since July 2020.
Source: Chef Mickey's, Cinderella's Royal Table
DVC lounge is refreshed with new furniture and configuration
Disney Vacation Club completed a refreshment of the DVC lounge in EPCOT. While Members are still seated in specific locations by cast members, seating has been rearranged with some new furniture installed. A new photo op has been added as well.
Source: DVC News
Polynesian Lava Pool Slide closing for refurbishment
The Lava Pool slide at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will be closing on January 3, 2023, and is expected to remain closed until early to mid-February. The pool will remain open to guests during this time.
Source: DVC News
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