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The 8 BIG Updates from Walt Disney World (and Beyond) This Week (February 25- March 4, 2019)

This week at Walt Disney World, a new character comes to Disney's Hollywood Studios, more details are revealed about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, plus Disney announced plans to open a new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique location!

Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort announces a new "Dark Arts" castle show for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade, and Busch Gardens announces a thrilling new record-breaking roller coaster that is set to open next year! 

1. New details revealed about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Image: Disney

As we get closer to the summer opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland, more details are coming out about the attractions that will be featured in this land (and at Disney's Hollywood Studios this fall). Earlier this week Disney released an early look at the next generation Audio-Animatronics that will be featured in this land (which you can see above), as well as descriptions about what it is going to be like to walk around, shop, and interact with this new land, which you can read more about here.  

2.  Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique expanding at the Magic Kingdom and adding a new location at the Grand Floridian

Boutique

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The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at the Magic Kingdom continues to be a hugely popular destination for younf guests, and in an effort to increase capacity Disney is beginning work in a few weeks that will add more chairs to this location, as well as a very special magic mirror, and a transformation experience that will help guests choose the perfect outfits and accessories. The Magic Kingdom location will remain open during these enhancements and existing reservations will not be affected.

In addition, a whole new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique location is being added at Disney's Grand Floridian resort and will be constructed where the current Ivy Trellis Salon (which itself will relocate into Senses – A Disney Spa). No opening date for this addiitonal location has been announced but we'd guess this third Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will likely be open before the end of the year. 

3. A new show debuts at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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The brand new Bollywood Beats show, which brings traditional Indian dance together with the fire of Hindi film has opened this week at Disney's Animal Kingdom in the Asia area of the park. This show will be performed several times daily at the stage across from the Anandapur Theater, and is expected to stick around for awhile. 

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