Rikki’s Mouse Bites – Walt Disney World News 10/31/16

Walt Disney World News

  • Beginning November 4, the new Castle Projection show called “Once Upon a Time,” will debut at the Magic Kingdom.  This nighttime show is inspired by the Tokyo Disneyland show and features beloved characters and musical moments from tales such as “Cinderella,” “Peter Pan,” “Frozen,” “Beauty and the Beast” and more. Because of that, Celebrate the Magic will have its final performance on November 3.
  • This holiday season, Guests will have the opportunity to experience the new Holidays Around the World Marketplaces at Epcot. Much like the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, there will be five different marketplaces that Guests can choose from. For more information, check out our Holidays at Walt Disney World page.
  • The list of Candlelight Processional narrators is almost complete. Here’s who you can expect to see.
    • November 25 – 27 – Steven Curtis Chapman
    • November 28 – December 1 – Neil Patrick Harris
    • December 2 – 3 – Whoopi Goldberg
    • December 4 – 6 – Edward James Olmos
    • December 7 -9  – TBA
    • December 10 – 12 – Robby Benson
    • December 13 – 15 – Meredith Vieira
    • December 16 – 18 – Jim Caviezel
    • December 19 – 21 – Joe Morton
    • December 22-24 – Ming-Na Wen NEW!
    • December 25-27 – Jodi Benson
    • December 28-30 – Cal Ripken, Jr. NEW!
  • PizzeRizzo in Muppets Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will debut on November 18. This classic family pizzeria, owned and operated by Rizzo the Rat from the Muppets will serve personal pan pizzas, salads, and beverages. PizzeRizzo can be found in the former location of Pizza Planet.
  • For a limited time starting November 5, Guests will be able to catch a sneak peek of Disney’s newest animated film, Moana. The preview will be presented as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction and will offer Guests an advance look at scenes from the upcoming film.
  • The trail between Creature Comforts and Adventurers Outpost is once again open following an extended refurbishment. In addition, Red kangaroos have returned to their habitat near the Tree of Life in Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch is now open from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily. The Wildlife Express Train will make its final departure to Conservation Station at 4:30 p.m. daily.
  • At Disney Springs, Amorette’s Patisserie will begin serving a mixture of savory and sweet crepes. Amorette’s Patisserie operating hours have been adjusted. They are now open Monday-Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 11:0 p.m. and Friday-Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. In addition, Aristocrepes will currently offer popcorn, Mickey-shaped soft pretzel and cheese, assorted chips and beverages. Then, beginning on November 11, Aristocrepes will transition to a seasonal location, serving a variety of holiday beverages including hot chocolate, unique cocktails and more.
  • New for the holidays at Disney Springs this year will be the “Disney Springs’ Christmas Tree Trail.” The Trail will feature custom trees themed after:
    • Mickey and Minnie Mouse
    • Disney Villains
    • Moana
    • Beauty and the Beast
    • The Little Mermaid
    • Cinderella
    • The Princess and the Frog
    • Alice in Wonderland
    • Frozen
    • The Jungle Book
    • Mulan
    • 101 Dalmatians
    • Tangled
    • Mary Poppins
    • The Muppets
  • The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge have been renamed Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge reflects the railroad theming of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and complements the storyline of the Resort. This name change is part of the transition currently taking place at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

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