Rikki’s Mouse Bites: Walt Disney World News – 7/27/15

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  • Dream Along with Mickey is dark at the Magic Kingdom until August 19.
  • Glidden will soon present a new exhibit in Innoventions called “Colortopia” which will open fall 2015. Guests to the exhibit will be greeted and guided by a narrator, who will encourage unique interactions through fun hands-on activities. Park visitors will be able to extend the Colortopia exhibit experience to their own homes with a mobile app and website set to launch later this year.
  • A few new Disney movies have been added to the bubble animation sequence that happens during Fantasmic! including The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and Frozen.

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights


  • Walt Disney World Resort Guests are now able to choose to opt out of customizing and receiving a new MagicBand if they already have a MagicBand from a previous visit linked to their account on My Disney Experience. In addition, Guests with more than one reservation during the same visit will only receive one MagicBand for the whole visit if they do not customize a MagicBand for the second reservation.  To accomplish this. Guests can manage their MagicBand preferences through the ‘Customize Your MagicBand’ section on their My Disney Experience account by either declining a new MagicBand if they prefer to use an existing one or reactivating a MagicBand by changing their selection.

Speedway Gas

  • All of the Walt Disney World gas stations on property are being converted into Speedways. They will no longer be Hess gas stations.
  • The Escape to Walt’s Wilderness Tour takes place at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and gives Guests a glance at the natural surroundings that became the perfect setting to accommodate Walt Disney’s grand dreams.  The adventure begins at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Marina where guests will board pontoon boats for an eco-history tour of Bay Lake. After arriving at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Guests will head to the shore of Marshmallow Marsh for breakfast on the beach. After fueling up, the group will travel by horse-drawn wagon to the Settlement and Pioneer Hall before hiking over the railroad tracks into a clearing in the trees for an archery opportunity. Finally, Guests will head to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch horse barn to meet the celebrity horses who live and work at Walt Disney World Resort.  This tour will be a 5-hour interactive experience that is available twice a week and costs $109 per person, plus tax and participants must be at least 7 years of age. In addition, a photographer will be on hand to capture photos of the group during the experience.

United World Soccer

  • The United World Soccer Store has reopened at Downtown Disney’s West Side.

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