3. Disney H2O Glow After Hours event returns to Typhoon Lagoon this summer

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Disney H2O Glow After Hours will return to the newly-reopened Typhoon Lagoon this summer on select nights. Guests attending this upcharge event can enter Typhoon Lagoon as early as 6:00 PM on event nights, and stay until 11:00 PM, enjoying all of the park's attractions, special entertainment, food, and more with limited guest numbers and low wait times.

In years past event guests have been able to enjoy special character meet-and-greet opportunities with Toy Story friends. In addition, special beach-themed dance parties with other Disney pals happen spontaneously throughout the night. Characters who have been a part of these dance parties in the past have included Mickey, Minnie and Goofy in summer outfits, as well as Lilo and Stitch.

Like with other Disney After Hours events, complimentary ice cream treats, popcorn and fountain beverages are included with admission. Specialty food items and drinks will also be available at the event for an additional charge. 

This year's event takes place on select nights from May 20, 2023, to September 2, 2023, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Cost is $75 for adults, $70 for kids ages 3-9. Discounts are available for Annual Passholders and DVC Members. More information is available on the official website here

4. Princesses officially return to Cinderella's Royal Table, along with higher prices

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The princesses have officially returned to meeting guests at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Guests who visit the restaurant can now meet with Cinderella in a photo op just outside the restaurant's entrance. Once inside, guests will then be able to meet with Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White, and other various rotating princesses while they dine at the restaurant. At the end of the dining experience, guests will receive a card with all of the princess' autographs on it as well as a special souvenir wand or play-sword following the meal. 

With the re-addition of characters, the price for this experience has risen from $67 per adult and $39 per child at dinner to $79 per adult and $47 per child. This price includes a three-course meal for each guest that consists of an appetizer, entree and dessert. Non-specialty beverages are also included. Breakfast at Cinderella's Royal Table is also more expensive, now priced at $65 for adults and $39 per child.

Reservations for this return experience are now available on the official Cinderella's Royal Table website and can be made up to 60 days in advance of a visit to this restaurant. Excitement is high for this returning experience, so if you're wanting to see the princesses at this location, you'll want to make a reservation as soon as possible. 


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