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Test Track Refurb, Imagineering releases "Tropical Americas" details

In this week's episode, Shannon and Peter discuss the upcoming refurbishment of Test Track beginning on June 17th, new details for the planned “Tropical Americas” region of Disney's Animal Kingdom, and more! N138

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Test Track set to close June 17th for extended refurbishment

On April 5th, Disney announced that Test Track will be closing for refurbishment on June 17th. The ride will be updated with a “World of Motion” inspired make-over. There is no word on how long the closure will be, but it is expected to last at least a year.  

Source: Walt Disney World website

Roundup Rodeo BBQ added to DVC discount dining list with 10% discount

Many restaurants on property provide a 10% discount for Disney Vacation Club Members and Annual Passholders. Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios has now been added to that list! First opening in March 2023, this is the first time a discount for DVC members has been available at this restaurant. 

Source: DVC News, Disney Vacation Club website

DVC Direct incentives being increased for Spring 2024

Disney Vacation Club is streamlining their new member and existing member discounts. 

New members can receive a $13 per point discount on any purchase of 150 points or more on all four currently for sale resorts. In addition, a “Welcome Home” credit is also added for buyers buying 150 points or greater, starting at $2000. This usually applies to those buying points on-site. 

Similarly existing members are looking to get $17 per point discount starting at 100 points, with the additional “Welcome Home” credit added starting at 150 points. 

DVC is also offering deep discounts on points at Disney's Old Key West Resort. With a base price of $205 per point, existing members can take advantage of $40 per point discount for 150 points which is $165 per point. A 500-point contract would get an $80 per point discount down to $125 per point. This is the lowest entry point to direct purchase that we have seen in quite awhile, so if you are looking for your entry into direct membership at the lowest price, this may be the way to go. 

Source: DVC News

Imagineering details “Tropical Americas” model for Animal Kingdom

Disney has released a clip on Instagram with details of the “Tropical Americas” land, which is replacing DinoLand U.S.A., in Disney's Animal Kingdom. The model still indicates Encanto and Indiana Jones attractions, as well as what appears to be a Coco-inspired carousel.  While there is no current timeline for in-park construction, permitting has been submitted to start prepping a backstage area with trailers and storage. 

In addition, Disney is expected to begin filing permits for the “Beyond Big Thunder” expansion will be filed within the next few weeks.  Anything beyond this should be considered rumor for now. Expectations right now are that further details will come out at the D23 event this summer.  

Source: Instagram, Blog Mickey

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