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The 7 BIG Updates From Walt Disney World (and Beyond) This Week (June 25- July 1, 2018)

This week at Walt Disney World, Toy Story Land officially opens, Disney releases new concept art for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, plus a new show is announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort announces two new scarezones for Halloween Horror Nights 2018, plus a new addition comes to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! 

1. Toy Story Land now open at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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On June 30th, Toy Story Land officially opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This new land had a massive opening day, closing for capacity mere hours after it opened, with guests having to wait in holding areas around the park just to wait to gain entry to the land.  Slinky Dog Dash proved to be quite the popular attraction on opening day as well, posting a 300-minute wait for most of the day. 

2. New Beverly Sunset merchandise location opens on Sunset Boulevard

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Several months ago the Sweet Spells snack shop on Sunset Boulevard closed permanently to make way for a new shop that sells Toy Story Land merchandise. And now that the newest land at Disney's Hollywood Studios is now open, this location, which has been re-branded as Beverly Sunset has reopened with plenty of new items related to this just-opened land.  

3. New concept art for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway released

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Looking towards the future, Disney released a new piece of concept art for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway as well as the following updated description:

The attraction will totally immerse guests in a cartoon world and will feature a new catchy theme song created especially for the attraction.

The fun begins when you see the premiere of a new cartoon short with Mickey and Minnie preparing for a picnic. As they head out, they drive alongside a train and find out that the engineer is Goofy. Then, one magical moment lets you step into the movie and on Goofy’s train for a wacky, wild ride.

The teams helping create the attraction are currently working with partners at Disney Television Animation to keep the characters and storyline authentic – and allow guests to join Mickey and his friends like never before

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