– MK, Epcot and Fulton’s
The Levy company announced the other day that Fulton’s in Disney Springs will become Paddlefish. They will feature seafood and offer a rooftop deck for guests take in the view. Stay tuned for more details later this year.
The Magic Kingdom (MK) has some major things going on. Anna and Elsa are being booted from Fantasyland when their new meet and greet opens up in Epcot. Fastpass (FP) distribution had stopped as of May 27th. It is not known as to whom will take the vacated meet and greet. August, 2016 will see Princesa Elena of Avalor at the MK for meet and greets. Elena is a Latina teen who will appear on Disney Jr Live in her own show. Princess Aurora has moved to Fantasyland near a wall.
Wishes used to have a Fastpass viewing area but FP have been discontinued as part of the Shanghai issues. Now guests must pay $59 for adults and $35 for children. Guests who book in advance will stay on the viewing area at Tommorowland while those booking the same day will be sent to the old FP viewing area. At 10:30 am guests may book a same day reservation. There are few tasty treats for guests with dietary limits. I rather used that money on another day for Boma which has unlimited desserts.
Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire opens this summer. Mickey and his friends are inviting Naveen, Tiana, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Flynn, Rapunzel, Louis to the Faire. So far no set date but be there early as some guests will block the view of kids and the disabled.
RUMOR: Skipper Canteen to get a new menu with the stranger things being sent to Tiffins. The menu is very exotic while park guests tend to be rice, beans, taters, and meat fans. I prefer beans and rice over papaya slaw. This is a rumor from an unstable source. Either you will find exotic dishes or boring mess hall grub, no major issue.
Epcot mainly is focusing on Norway and Soarin’ but a few other things may happen. Be prepared for heavy crowds in Norway and the Land as well as dining to be harder to get in those areas. Soarin’ Around the World reopens on June 17th and FP are available to those with hotel reservations right now. The most important change is the use of digital technology which allows the addition and deletion of scenes. There will be no more worn and scratched images. Like modern movie houses the films can easily be changed. Scenes include Monument Valley and North Mitten or South Mitten; the Great Wall of China; Sidney Harbour; and the Swiss Alps. This building will be packed all day. The lower level has been modified to improve traffic.
Turtle Talk with Crush will have Dory added and cameos by Marlin and Nemo. “Finding Dory” stars about six months after “Finding Nemo”. Dory asks Marlin and Nemo to help her find her parents, Charlie and Jenny. Along the way her past is revealed and they have adventures. This opens June 17th and there may be a preview in DHS or elsewhere as well as activities at Animal Kingdom.
In June the sisters will open up a ride and a meet and greet at the Royal Summerhus. The ride will take you to Elsa’s ice castle and Troll Valley. The Stave Church reopens on May 27th for refurbishment. But no one knows the date yet for when the Frozen ride will open.
This leave Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. There is no word on the Lion Guard movie that was to be at the Land.