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The 10 BIG Updates From Walt Disney World (and Beyond) This Week (May 8-14, 2017)

This week at Walt Disney World, Wishes gets its final swan song before the much-anticipated debut of Happily Ever After, tickets are now on sale for the Magic Kingdom's two seasonal events, plus a surprising attendance trend is revealed in Disney's most recent financial results. 

Outside Walt Disney World, SeaWorld continues its unfortunate tailspin, Universal Orlando Resort sets an opening date for its newest hotel, plus a TV show is set to film at Busch Gardens Tampa! 

1. Happily Ever After debuts at the Magic Kingdom

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This week was bittersweet for Magic Kingdom fans, as it saw both the end of Wishes on May 11th and the debut of Happily Ever After on May 12th. Though we were sad of course to see Wishes go, Happily Ever After is a fitting replacement, even if it might never achieve the iconic status of its predecessor. You can check out the full show in the video below, and see what we thought about this new show here

2. Tickets for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party now on sale

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It may still technically be spring, but tickets are now on sale for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party as well as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. You can learn more about this year's events (and how much more you'll pay for tickets) here

3. D-Living reopens with new summer theme 

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The D-Living home goods store at Disney Springs recently shed its Beauty and the Beast theme and has now transformed into a summer paradise with beach towels, garden decorations, and even a Star Wars grill now for sale inside this specialty location. Decoration around the store now includes bright floral displays, topiaries and moving butterflies.

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