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The 3 BIG Updates From Walt Disney World This Week (August 31-September 7, 2014)

Frozen Sing-Along

This is the weekly news, rumors and refurbishments update for Walt Disney World for the week of August 31, 2014.

Here are the three biggest updates from around the resort for the past seven days…

1. The Frozen Sing-Along at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is now available on Fastpass+

Frozen Sing-Along

“For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” is now available on Disney’s Fastpass+ system. The Sing-Along is a Tier 2 selection and joins the ranks of attractions such as Star Tours, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, and Tower of Terror.

The Frozen Sing-Along is presented several times daily from now until September 28, 2014 at the Premier Theater. If the Sing-Along is extended, it will likely occupy the former American Idol Experience stage.

2. It’s not so very scary at the Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party has returned to treat guests with ghoulish delight. The Halloween Party features the popular “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade” and “HalloWishes” fireworks spectacular.

Halloween Party

The party dates for 2014 are:

  • September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, & 28
  • October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, & 31

There are 26 party dates this year, more than ever before. I bet Disney would begin Halloween in August if they could. The party runs from 7pm – midnight, but Cast Members will begin allowing party guests to enter around 4pm.

The Magic Kingdom will close promptly at 7pm to guests without a party ticket. I strongly recommend you leave the park by 6:45pm if you have small children. The Halloween characters will soon begin appearing and you don’t want to explain why they can’t get in line to meet them. Any guest not wearing a party wristband (not to be confused with MagicBands) will be escorted out of the park.

You can visit Disneyworld.com/Halloween for pricing and availability.

3. Cinderella Castle Dreamlights are now being installed

With a bibbidi-bobbidi-boo, the Magic Kingdom is getting ready for the most wonderful time of the year.

Cinderella Castle Dreamlights

WDWMagic is reporting that the Cinderella Castle Dreamlights are now being installed. Expect a crane to pop-up around the Castle to aid in the installation.

In years past the lights were part of Cinderella’s Holiday Wish, but this year that is likely to change. Although not yet confirmed, there are multiple reports that Queen Elsa will cover the Castle in shimmering ice instead of the Fairy God Mother. Out of all the things Frozen is being placed in (looking at you Maelstrom), this one makes the most sense.

The only question now is if the story will change from the current plot line of Cinderella wishing the Castle could shimmer and shine like her glass slipper.