Rikki’s Mouse Bites: Walt Disney World News – 2/22/16


  • Two new character greeting experiences will debut this spring at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In Echo Lake will be the all-new Celebrity Spotlight, where Guests can meet with Olaf. Olaf will be living his dream chilling on the beach. Additionally, another meet and greet will be added called Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams, just off Commissary Lane near the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. Guests will walk the red carpet and step into a scene with Minnie Mouse, where she appears as a Tinsel Town starlet. Guests will also find Mickey Mouse portraying his iconic role of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice from “Fantasia.”

Star Wars Spectacular


  • Two new Star Wars events will begin at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on April 4! Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away will be a new live, stage show celebrates iconic moments from the Star Wars saga featuring popular Star Wars characters, such as Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Darth Maul. The show will take place multiple times each day at the Center Stage area near The Great Movie Ride. There will also be a Stormtroopers march where at various times each day, Captain Phasma will lead a squad of First Order stormtroopers in formation from Star Wars Launch Bay to the Center Stage area. In addition, this summer, there will be a new nightly fireworks and projection show called Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular which will light up the sky with Star Wars-themed fireworks, lasers, light projections and other special effects combined with Star Wars-themed music and iconic characters and scenes from throughout the saga. The show, which will unfold through a series of acts, will be punctuated by a tower of fire as well as powerful spotlight beams that create lightsabers in the sky.
  • Due to overwhelming popularity, Club Villain‘s reservations have been extended into March. Reservations for select dates in March are now available, and can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

  • Toy Story Mania will not be available on March 15. Guests who had made a FastPass+ selection for Toy Story Mania on that day will be provided with a FastPass+ selection for another experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire



  • A new castle stage show for Magic Kingdom will debut this summer. Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire will make its debut on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, featuring Mickey Mouse and favorite characters and songs from “The Princess and the Frog,” “Tangled” and “Frozen.”  In this all-new, live stage show, Mickey and his troupe of Merry Makers play host to a joyous festival, the Royal Friendship Faire, and have ventured far and wide to invite friends from other lands to join their celebration. Dream Along With Mickey, will have its last performance on April 2.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival 1

  • The 21st Epcot International Food and Wine Festival begins this year on September 14 and runs through November 14, 2016.
  • All arcades at Disney’s All-Star Resort will have 24-hour access.
  • Starting February 28, pool hours at Disney’s Contemporary Resort are 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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