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The 8 BIG Updates From Walt Disney World This Week (March 6-12, 2017)

This week at Walt Disney World, we got a ton of new updates about Pandora - The World of Avatar, plus Disney confirms additional details about an upcoming upcharge event, and an attraction we had all assumed would never see the light of day again comes back for a limited time! 

Programming note: Though we normally devote some time to Orlando-area parks outside Lake Buena Vista, there has been so much going on at Walt Disney World over the past seven days that we decided to forgo the “beyond” this week. You’ll hear about all the news from Universal Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando in next week’s update!

1. Stitch's Great Escape to open this week for limited time

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Though we had previously assumed that Stitch's Great Escape wain after last year's holiday season, it looks like this attraction is still clinging on to existence, and will be open for four days next week, from March 13 through to March 17. We have no way of knowing if or when this attraction will operate beyond that, so if you like this attraction, make sure you stop by next week! 

2. Entertainment details announced for Star Wars: Galactic Nights

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Though it was announced earlier this year, Disney has released some new details regarding the entertainment that will be available during the upcoming Star Wars Galactic Nights special event at Disney's Hollywood Studios on April 14, 2017. Vanessa Marshall, the voice of Hera Syndulla from Star Wars Rebels (and former Star Wars Weekends guest), will serve as host of the Inside the Saga: Celebrity Talk Show, which will now take place at the Epic Theater. The Inside the Saga pre-show will feature Star Wars Show hosts, Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni. 

3. Additional Rivers of Light show added to the regular schedule

Beginning this week, the new Rivers of Light nighttime spectacular will be performed twice nightly on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, with performances at 8:45 PM and 10:00 PM. On nights when Rivers of Light is performed, the park will be closing to Guests at 9:30 PM
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