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The 9 BIG Updates from Walt Disney World (And Beyond) This Week (April 29 - May 4, 2019)

This week at Walt Disney World, Disney's Hollywood Studios gets a brand new logo, a new perk is announced for resort guests, plus new upcharge events and extras are announced! 

Outside Walt Disney World, Universal announced another house for Halloween Horror Nights, LEGOLAND offers a big discount, plus an opening date is announced for a new restaurant at Universal Studios Florida!

1. "Extra" Extra Magic Hours coming this fall to Walt Disney World

Millennium Falcon attraction concept art

Image: Disney

Disney announced that, beginning this fall, they will be offering an "Extra{ Extra Magic Hours benefit to resort guests to help guests experience the resort after Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29th. This new benefit will start on September 1 and will be available not only at Disney's Hollywood Studios, but also Disney's Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom. Here’s the full breakdown of currently scheduled Extra, Extra Magic Hours:

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Daily from Sept. 1-Nov. 2, the park will have Extra, Extra Magic Hours from 6-9 a.m., including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus Toy Story Land attractions and select other attractions. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences subject to capacity.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily Aug. 29-Nov. 2, from 7-8 a.m., featuring Pandora – The World of Avatar and other attractions throughout the park (same as today’s morning Extra Magic Hours offerings).
  • Magic Kingdom Park —Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily from Aug. 29-Nov. 2, from 7-8 a.m., featuring favorite attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland (same as today’s morning EMH offerings).

2.  New Roundup Rodeo BBQ Table Service restaurant coming to Toy Story Land

Image: Disney

One of the most puzzling aspects of Toy Story Land that many guests noted when this land opened (other than its lack of shade) was the absence of a restaurant beyond the Woody's Lunch Box snack stop. However, it looks like Disney will be remedying this issue soon by introducing a brand-new table-service restaurant in this location. However, if you were hoping that the fan-favorite in-film Pizza Planet restaurant would be coming to Toy Story Land, sadly, you'd be mistaken. 

Instead, this new restaurant will be themed to resemble a new "rodeo" play area assembled with cardboard boxes cut and taped together, this new location will feature multiple dining rooms and plenty of familiar toy characters that have been brought together to create a fun, colorful mashup-atmosphere that only a child could create. This immersive restaurant will surround guests with a kaleidoscope of toys, games, and playsets that will certainly please fans of the long-running Toy Story franchise. This new dining location will be built in the front of Toy Story Land, near the giant Woody Toy Story Land entrance sign. 

3. New logo for Disney's Hollywood Studios unveiled

Image: Disney

During the 30th anniversary celebration of Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney unveiled a brand new character-infused logo for this park, that is expected to officially debut inside the park later this year!

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