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The 10 BIG Updates From Walt Disney World (and Beyond) This Week (August 21-27, 2017)

This week at Walt Disney World, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off at the Magic Kingdom, My Disney Experience gets a big upgrade, plus some new treats come to Disney Springs!

Outside Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando brings back a limited time offer that can get guests into the park without a ticket and Universal introduces a new Facebook feature. 

1. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off this week

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It's hard to believe, but the first Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicked off this week, with this year's event running for an unprecidented 32 nights this fall, the longest in the event's history! This year's event includes some new character meet and greets (including the debut of Moana in Adventureland) as well as some extra trick or treat spots. You can learn more about this year's event here

2. My Disney Experience gets a big upgrade

Image: Disney 

Disney released a new version of My Disney Experience this week that brings a couple of new features to the app. First off, for Annual Passholders, it is now possible to renew a pass directly from the My Disney Experience app, without going to the website. In addition, guests using the Disney Dining Plan can now see remaining entitlements directly in the app, which should make it easy for guests to keep track of remaining Dining Plan meals and snacks. 

3. Additional narrators announced for 2017 Candlelight Processional

This week Disney announced several new narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional including Matt Bomer (“White Collar,” “The Last Tycoon,”) and Star Wars favorite Warwick Davis, who played Wicket the Ewok in “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Chandra Wilson and newly-named Disney Legend Whoopi Goldberg have also added to the list for this year

Here is the updated line-up for 2017:

  • November 24- 26 –  TBA
  • November 27-28 – Matt Bomer
  • November 29 – 30 – TBA
  • December 1-3 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • December 4-5 – Pat Sajak
  • December 6-11 –  TBA
  • December 12-14 – Warwick Davis
  • December 15-17 – Trace Adkins
  • December 18-21 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • December 22-24 – CCH Pounder
  • December 25-27 – Jaci Velasquez
  • December 28-30 – Chandra Wilson
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