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The 8 BIG Updates from Walt Disney World This Week (July 1-7, 2019)

4. Club Cool to move in the near future

Club Cool
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Though we know that Club Cool is closing, this guest favorite area at Epcot, which includes free beverage stations with flavors from around the world, has been confirmed to be staying at the park and will return in some form after its closing. However, no details about when or where this new location might open have been shared. 

5. Takumi-Tei now open at World Showcase

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The newest signature dining experience at Walt Disney World is now open in the Japan pavilion. Named Takumi-Tei, which means house of the artisan, this new restaurant is perated by Mitsukoshi, which also runs the pavilion's other restaurants and retail areas. 

The menu includes Wagyu Beef and a $130 per person  multi-course tasting menu with traditional tea service. Drinks include signature cocktails, premium sake and a wine and craft beer menu.

6. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge previews to begin for top-tier annual passholders 

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Disney has announced that top tier annual passholders, including Platinum, Platinum Plus and Premier Passholders will have the opportunity to register for a preview of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on select dates and times in August at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Email invitations with a link to register will be sent out over the next few weeks.

If you are an eligible Passholder and would like to register a Guest to accompany you, that Guest must also have a valid Platinum, Platinum Plus or Premier annual pass, be listed on your Family & Friends list and have opted to share "All My Plans" with you.

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