With News from Walt Disney World, this is threestrandswdw!
A new refurbishment has been scheduled at The Magic Kingdom. Sadly, for many, Pirates of the Caribbean will be out of circulation beginning May 11, 2015 and lasting through summer until September 25, 2015. It has been reported that there are many enhancements being made as well as some safety upgrades. It will be interesting to see how this plays on lines for other nearby attractions.
Also at The Magic Kingdom, the project to expand and enhance the hub area is beginning to wind down. The area in front of The Crystal Palace is now available, and looks stunning! Take a look at this video from iThemePark to see where things are, and get an idea of how it might affect your touring.
As Downtown Disney continues it transformation into Disney Springs, there is yet more construction taking place in and around the area. Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive continues through March 2016. And, construction on the East Garage and the Town Center continues to develop and is scheduled to be completed in August 2016. With all of the restaurants and shops coming to Disney Springs, this is all necessary to aid in the flow of both car and foot traffic.
The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival gets underway this week! The gardens look amazing, and I hear that there will be food to taste, too! Beautiful gardens and topiaries will decorate the park. And, the Outdoor Kitchens are returning with some fan favorites, as well as new offerings to delight the palate. You will need admission into EPCOT to enjoy this wonderful time if the year, but once inside the displays and entertainment are included. You will have to pay to taste, however! The festival runs from March 4 through May 17, 2015.
And finally, dates have been announced for both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party. MNSSHP dates are: September 15, 18, 22, 25, 27; October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31; and November 1. MVMCP dates are: November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29; and December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18. Tickets will go on sale in April, so start planning now!
That’s it for now! Thanks for reading! Have a blessed and magical weekend, my friends!