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. N102
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Disneyland Reopens sale of Magic Keys
On January 17, 2023, Disneyland re-opened sales of most categories of Magic Key Passes to the general public. As of January 26th, the two highest levels – Inspire ($1599) and Believe ($1099) – were still available, while the Imagine pass sold out. The Enchant pass is still only available for renewal.
Source: Disneyland website
Return of character meets to Walt Disney World
Starting January 19th, Ariel will return to meeting guests at Ariel’s Grotto in Magic Kingdom Park. In addition, Enchanted Tales with Belle is scheduled to reopen on February 19th. Face Character Meets have been some of the last things to return to the parks.
Source: Walt Disney World website – Ariel's Grotto, Enchanted Tales with Belle
Direct Purchase Discounts in place for Bay Lake Tower and Polynesian resort
Through March 1st, Disney Vacation Club is offering direct incentives for Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort that range from $12 off a 100 point add-on to $45 off a 200 point add-on and $49 off a 300-point add-on. Smaller but significant discounts are being offered for new buyers. The base price of Bay Lake Tower points are $275 a point and Polynesian points are $250 a point, leaving the prices to buy at Riviera or Grand Floridian still much lower. With resale prices down, it is still a much better deal to consider a resale contract at one of these resorts.
California Grill announces new 3-course menu coming April 1st
The California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort is ending their special 50th anniversary menu on March 31st, but will continue to have a 3-course Prix Fixe menu starting April 1st. The details of the menu have not been provided other than that it will contain contemporary, market-inspired cuisine. The price is listed at $89 for adults and $39 for children 3-9. DVC discounts of 10% still apply.
Source: Walt Disney World website
Roundup Rodeo BBQ Menu Opening March 23
Disney announced Roundup Rodeo BBQ will open at Disney's Hollywood Studios on March 23rd. The menu will include house-smoked meats, a roundup of sides, sweet surprises, and more in this western-themed family-style restaurant, where guests will see the world through the eyes of Andy’s toys.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
Roof Refurbishment planned for Kidani Village.
The next phase of the ongoing refurbishment of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village will begin on February 1, 2023. Last year, the Samawati Springs Pool and other areas underwent refurbishment. This phase will be focused on the roof of the resort and is expected to last through September 2023. No amenities are expected to close. Guests staying at the resort may be able to hear and see construction work during daytime hours, usually between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
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