World News: Tuesday, June 21st

Keep an eye on those calendars! For many guests traveling in the month of December, your ADR window is now open! For those like my family who will be heading to Disney on Christmas Eve, your ADR window opens next Monday!

DisneyFoodBlog reports that the Disney Dining Plan will see some changes in 2017:

Entitlements for the 2017 Quick Service Dining Plan include the following for each guest (ages 3 and over) per night of your package stay:

  • Two Quick Service Meals (includes one entree and one non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Two Snacks
  • One Refillable Resort Mug

Entitlements for the 2017 Standard Dining Plan include the following for each guest (ages 3 and over) per night of your package stay:

  • One Table Service Meal (includes one entree, one non-alcoholic beverage, and one dessert OR one full buffet)
  • One Quick Service Meal (includes one entree and one non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Two Snacks
  • One Refillable Resort Mug

Entitlements for the 2017 Deluxe Dining Plan include the following for each guest (ages 3 and over) per night of your package stay:

  • Three Meals (redeemable interchangeably at Quick Service or Table Service locations)
  • Two Snacks
  • One Refillable Resort Mug

I’m really happy about this change. For one, I’m not a big “dessert with lunch” kind of guy. Sure, I eat a ton at Disney World, but I’ve always hated that it forces you to eat dessert after a filling lunch. It fills you up too much for dinner! It’s nice to know that we can now grab a small sandwich and not worry about eating too much or having to save the dessert and carry it around all day. It’s also a great value. Whereas in the past you would get your Quick Service meal with a $2 or $3 dessert, you can now use the second snack credit for something much more expensive—or, pool together three snacks for a QS meal.

The Revamped Soarin’ debuted last Friday and InsideTheMagic was there to cover it! I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Soarin’. I am excited to see an updated video and I’m intrigued by the high definition quality and boost in smells.

InsideTheMagic also reports that Disney has begun erecting fences around beaches on the Seven Seas Lagoon. I think we all saw this coming. I won’t go too deep into my feelings on the matter, but I do think it’s for the best and you’re always better off safe than sorry.

I’ll be monitoring social media today, as Frozen Ever After is set to debut in EPCOT’s Norway Pavilion. I’d assume the ride will be a first tier FP+ and will be met with immense popularity. This could be a good thing for Soarin’ and Test Track rope drop riders, as it should draw some attention as the new early morning go-to.

 

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