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This week at Walt Disney World, a new ride is announced for Typhoon Lagoon, a limited-time deal is offered for Disney Springs, plus a new character offering is announced for annual passholders. 

Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort announces an after-hours event exclusively for annual passholders, another Halloween Horror Nights house is confirmed, plus SeaWorld announces the return of a popular event later this month! 

1. Miss Fortune Falls announced for Typhoon Lagoon

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Although we've known about this new ride since June, Disney has finally confirmed that when Typhoon Lagoon returns from refurbishment early next year, there will be a new ride to experience at this park as well. Named Miss Fortune Falls, this new attraction will be a lengthy family raft ride that will tell the story of fictitious Captain Mary Oceaneer, a treasure-hunting heroine who got stranded at Typhoon Lagoon years ago by a rogue storm.

During this two-minute raft ride (the longest raft attraction in all of Walt Disney World) guests will embark on a journey through Captain Oceaneer’s past before plunging into a white-water adventure where they can see unique artifacts that Captain Mary Oceaneer collected on her many treasure hunts around the world.

2. Limited-time discount offered for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney Springs

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To help celebrate the opening of the new Disney Springs location of Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a new discount will be offered for select groups visiting this new venue behind Once Upon a Toy. Beginning today and lasting through September 5, 2016, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, Disney Visa Card members, and Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests will recieve a 10% discount for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique packages. Appointments can be made by calling 407-939-7895 for guests aged 3 to 12, and this discount only applies to the Disney Springs location.

3. Art in August event announced for Disney Springs Marketplace

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Starting this weekend, every Thursday through Sunday Disney Springs will play host to the first annual Art in August Festival. During this event, guests will be able to take part in activities including chalk drawing, and browse art from Disney artists. There will also be periodic meet and greets with artists as well. Click here to see the full schedule of Art in August artist meetings and events.

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