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The 9 BIG Updates from Walt Disney World (and Beyond) This Week (October 28- November 3, 2019)

 

This week at Walt Disney World, the Disney Sklyiner celebrates a big mileston, Christmas comes to the Magic Kingdom early, plus the Imagination pavilion gets a new addition in 2020!

Outside Walt Disney World, SeaWorld announces a new holiday parade, and LEGOLAND Florida announces a new show! 

1. Christmas comes to the Magic Kingdom this week!

Get ready to celebrate a happy "gnu" year, as the Jingle Cruise, the Christmas overlay of the Jungle Cruise attraction which first debuted in 2013 is back again at the Magic Kingdom as of November 2 after a quick transformation following the final Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of 2019. 

In addition, the seasonal A Frozen Holiday Wish castle lighting show kicks off this week on November 3rd, and Disney will be streaming this inaugural winter show live at the Disney Parks Blog. 

2. Holiday Chip 'n Dale magnets coming to Epcot later this month 

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Though the holiday season may be in full force at the Magic Kingdom as of this week, Epcot's holiday celebrations don't begin until later this month. However, when they do kick off on ]November 29 annual passholders can pick up a new set of holiday-inspired Chip 'n Dale magnets from Mouse Gear with your Annual Pass and Photo ID.

3. Mickey Mouse Imagination meet and greet coming to Epcot next year

Image: Disney

Because of Epcot's central spine redesign, many of the character meet and greets in this park have had to move to new locations. However, soon guests  will be able to meet Mickey Mouse in a new permanent meet and greet area in the Imagination Pavilion as part of the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival. Mickey Mouse will be moving in to a new area of the indoor queue space for this attraction and have a special film strip background that will showcase this beloved characters' history. 

4. Disney Skyliner transports one millionth guest

Image: Disney

Though it has only been open for a just over a month, Disney announced earlier this week that over one million guests have already been transported on the Disney Skyliner since its first day of operation on September 27. This milestone is even more impressive given that the Skyliner was closed for nearly a week after an unfortunate incident during that period. If you still have questions about this transportation option, check out our FAQ

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