Though October is almost upon us and Halloween is about a month away, Disney has been quietly finalizing plans for 2017's holiday season, which may see a bit of a guest downturn due to a number of factors. However, even though there might not be huge crowds, Disney is still going all out this holiday season, with a number of new additions. But before we get in to what's new at the resort, there's a few rumored subtractions that guests may miss this holiday season.
1. The Jingle Cruise is rumored to have been retired
Earlier this week news broke that the Disneyland version of the Jungle Cruise would not be recieving the annual Jingle Cruise holiday overlay. And though it hasn't been 100% confirmed yet, it looks like the Magic Kingdom's version of this attraction may not be getting this overlay either, especially as no refurbishment has been scheduled yet for this attraction in October or November.
While the Jingle Cruise was never the most popular holiday offering, this seasonal attraction definitely had its fans and was a charming addition to the Magic Kingdom, and if this rumor proves to be true, it is certainly sad that this punny celebrations of all things merry and bright won't be around this holiday season. However, there will be some other new things to enjoy this November and December.
2. Starbright Holidays also rumored to have been scrapped
In addition to the rumored end of the Jingle Cruise, it also looks like the drone-based Starbright holidays show has also not been confirmed to return in 2017. This show was surprisingly sucessful in 2016, but it was also co-sponsored by Intel, and if that deal has come to an end, Disney may not be able to bring it back for this year's holiday festivities. While this development also has not been confirmed, with holiday festivities due to kick off in just over four weeks, it doesn't seem likely that this show has