4. The March of the First Order pre-show gets a longer route and a technical upgrade
Earlier this week there was a bit of a change made to the March of the First Order pre-show that precedes Star Wars: A Galaxy Far Far Away. Captain Phasma and her division of Stormtroopers no longer begin their procession from the Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard, instead starting their march down on Hollywood Boulevard, near the Crossroads of the World at the park's entrance. From here, Captain Phasma marches down the park's main thoroughfare, briefly stopping at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard, and then continuing on to the Center Stage area of the park before the pre-show concludes. In addition to the new route, a camera now travels along with Captain Phasma and the First Order Stormtroopers as well, presenting video of the procession on the screens located in the Center Stage area.
Unfortunately, guest response to this change has been tepid thus far, as the march now interrupts traffic at the front of the park and makes it hard for guests who are entering or exiting the park to get where they want to go.
5. New grab 'n' go dining test happening at Disney's All-Star Music Resort
Disney's All-Star Music Resort will be testing a new grab-and-go concept at the hotel beginning Monday, October 10. Starting on this date guests staying at this hotel may purchase ready made food items like bakery treats and beverages from 8:00 AM to noon daily at the Melody Hall's concierge desk.
6. Adventureland Tsum Tsum set to be released at Walt Disney World next week
Next Tuesday, October 11th, will see the release of a new Disney Parks-themed Tsum Tsum set, featuring stackable plushes inspired by the Jungle Cruise, the Enchanted Tiki Room and even the Orange Bird! These cute little collectibles can be purchased at the following Walt Disney World locations:
Disney Springs Marketplace – Once Upon a Toy and World of Disney
Magic Kingdom Park – Curtain Call Collectibles
Epcot – ImageWorks
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Beverly Sunset
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures