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The 8 BIG Updates from Walt Disney World (And Beyond) This Week (May 13-19, 2019)

This week at Walt Disney World, Epcot begins construction on a long-awaited project, a Magic Kingdom favorite reopens, plus Disney adjusts its hours for two of its parks. 

Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort opens a new restaurant and a guest favorite perk returns to SeaWorld. 

1.Construction on Leave a Legacy removal now underway 

Image: Disney

Construction walls went up around the Leave a Legacy monuments this weekend as work continues on the new Epcot entrance design. This new entryway won't be finished until next year, but the monument removal will be done in phases over the next few months. You can read more about the changes coming to the front of the park here. 

2. Tomorrowland Speedway now open following refurbishment

Image: Disney

The Tomorrowland Speedway at the Magic Kingdom has reopened over the weekend following a lengthy closure that saw the track slightly rerouted to make way for the addition of the upcoming Tron coaster, which has just recently gone vertical at the Magic Kingdom. The ride experience is basically the same, with only a few turns affected by the changed route. 

3. Toy Story 4 preview coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios next week

Beginning May 24, Walt Disney Presents at Disney's Hollywood Studios will host an advance look at Toy Story 4. You can check out a preview of the preview in the video clip above. 

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