This week at Walt Disney World, a new exhibit comes to the World Showcase, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror gets a post-show addition, plus Disney unveils plans for a new eco-friendly project and Toy Story Land hits another milestone as we inch closer to this new land's opening!
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. New gallery now open at Epcot
The Stave Church Gallery at Epcot's Norway pavilion reopened this week with a new Gods of the Vikings exhibit that celebrates the legendary Norse gods and goddesses that inspired the ancient myths of Scandinavia. Here in this exhibit, Guests can stop in to learn more about the popular Viking gods Thor, Odin, Freyja, and Loki through displays of authentic artifacts.
2. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror now offering new post-ride photo opp
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is now offering a new photo opportunity reminiscent of the one outside the Haunted Mansion's Memento Mori shop. For $19.95, guests can get an 8"x10" lenticular print of themselves in a "spirited form." The picture is taken near to the photo desk at the exit of the ride, and can be picked up immediately.
3. Toy Story Land FastPass+ reservations now available for resort guests
Though Toy Story Land FastPass+ reservations have been available for some time for guests who pay extra, this week reservations for Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers opened up for guests staying at Walt Disney World hotels. If any remain after 30 days, reservations should open up for annual passholders next month, by which time we hope to hear more information about soft openings and technical rehearsals ahead of this land's June 30th opening.