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The 8 BIG Updates From Walt Disney World (and Beyond) This Week (February 19-25, 2018)

This week at Walt Disney World, Disney's Hollywood Studios loses two characters this summer, the Magic Kingdom prepares to convert a quick service restaurant into a buffet, plus two new images related to upcoming Star Wars projects are released. 

Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort raises ticket prices, plus SeaWorld Orlando introduces a new activity that will look very familiar to Disney and Universal fans. 

1. New concept art for Star Wars Hotel released 

Though we still don't know exactly where it will be located, this week Disney shared a couple of new pieces of concept art showcasing more of the upcoming Star Wars-Inspired Resort coming to Walt Disney World. Of particular note is the "skylight" above guests' heads that shows ships zooming overhead. 

2. X-Wing from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge teased

Image: Disney 

And speaking of Star Wars, Disney has also released an image from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, teasing a full sized X-Wing based on the new trilogy of Star Wars films. 

3. Star Lord and Baby Groot meet and greet confirmed to be ending this summer 

With Star Lord on his way to Epcot this summer, it makes sense for this character to move out of Disney's Hollywood Studios (along with Baby Groot) during this season. No replacement character experiences have been announced yet. 

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Millions spent on more parks yet nothing for the workers. Weak unions, crazy work hours and a CEO who beats workers over the head with monthly profit margins in the millions.


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