This week Walt Disney World, several limited time events were announced, a favorite meet and greet makes way for construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios plus a new limited time test at Epcot and a new dining option just for the holidays is introduced.
Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort announces a new opening for 2017, a long-running attraction has its final day, plus SeaWorld confirms its plans for Christmas and Busch Gardens Tampa announces a new way for guests to get involved with one of its newest residents.
1. Club Villain upcharge event announced
Though we’ve known that an all-villains entertainment offering was going to be headed soon for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we were surprised when Disney announced that Club Villain would be a once-weekly upcharge event. Kicking off next year, this new event will allow guests to enjoy a banquet-style dinner while enjoying the company of club owner Dr. Facillier, as well as Maleficent, the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, plus other Disney villains. This new limited time event will cost $99 per guest, and reservations are available now. You can learn more about this event here.
2. Limited time app test underway at Epcot
Guests at Epcot’s World Showcase will be soon be able to use smartphones to participate in the Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure scavenger hunt via a special app that can be downloaded for free on their platform of choice. Once downloaded, guests will need to visit one of the park’s "Recruitment Centers" in order to obtain a specific code that will be assigned to the guest's phone for use during the challenge.
3. 1900 Park Fare to offer brunch during the holiday season
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort has announced that it will be offering an extra dining opportunity this holiday season at the1900 Park Fare. A Grand Brunch at 1900 Park Fare will be available from 12:45pm to 3pm select dates, including November 22 - 28 2015, and then December 20 2015 to January 2 2016.
Menu items for this specialty dining include carved herb-roasted New York strip loin, made-to-order omelets and eggs, vanilla French toast, a full breakfast burrito bar, and of course the iconic Mickey waffles. This new dining experience will cost $23.99 for adults and $12.99 ages 3 - 9, and reservations are available online now.
4. Sorcerer Mickey meet and greet on the move at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The Sorcerer Mickey meet and greet at Disney’s Hollywood has moved to a new location in the pre-show area of the former Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow show, between Toy Story Midway Mania and One Man's Dream. Previously, this meet and greet had been housed inside the queue of the former Backlot Tour attraction, but as work is expected to start on demolition in this area (to make ay for Toy Story Land), this experience needed to be moved.
5. New entertainment tests happening this month at Animal Kingdom
Orlando Parks News reports that new “test” entertainment groups will be appearing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom between November 1-14 in the Africa themed area of the park,near the Harambe Theatre District, the Africa stage, and in the Harambe Market. We’re not sure what these new performances will be (or whether they will become permanent) but if you want a sneak peek at what could be coming next for this park, the next two weeks should afford guests a unique opportunity to preview these entertainment options.