Right now there are two big projects in the works at the Magic Kingdom: the additions of both of the Tron Lightcycle Power Run roller coaster in Tomorrowland, and a new theater near the front of the park. However, though work has recently gotten underway on new projects at Epcot, nothing has really been started at the Magic Kingdom, leaving this park in a bit of a holding pattern.

However, even though we're still waiting to hear more about timelines for these big projects, that doesn't mean nothing is going on at this park. In fact, some interesting changes have happened at this park over the past few weeks that you might not have noticed, but could affect your next visit to the park! 

1. Secret menu item discontinued at the Magic Kingdom

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Guests have been enjoying the special "secret" Nachos Rio Grande off-menu experience at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café, Disney has announced that this will no longer be offered effective October 1st However, though this is a little bit disappointing for those who weren't able to experience this super-sized dining offering.

The silver lining here is that Disney has said that a new secret menu item will debut at the park later this fall. Interestingly Disney has said that this new offering will be "out of this world" (leading many to speculate that this new menu item will be available at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe) and will also be available via mobile order, making this new offering less of a secret than its predecessor, but hopefully just as fun!

2. Disney After Hours returns to the Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom at night

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Though Disney After Hours was offered on select dates in 2017  until March, this after-hours event quietly disappeared before Spring Break earlier this year. However, it looks like Disney After Hours will return to the Magic Kingdom once again early next year on January 19th, 26th, and 30th, February 8th and 15th, and March 1st and 8th.

And in some more good news, it looks like Disney will be keeping the lower price point for this event that they tried out earlier this year: $119 plus tax for ages 3 and above, $30 less than its original (non-discounted) price point in 2016, and $89 per guest for annual passholders. 


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