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.
N092 Hurricane Ian Update, Return of Disney After Hours, DCL drops vaccine requirement, and EPCOT Holiday Announcements
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.