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Ears the News: March 8, 2019 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News

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Disney's Animal Kingdom debuted new entertainment this past weekend - Bollywood Beats.

The show takes place multiple times each day on a newly built stage just across from UP! A Great Bird Adventure.

Bollywood dancers perform on the stage and in the audience, giving guests a chance to learn a routine during the 15 minute show.

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Disney will soon begin allowing more offsite hotels access to Extra Magic Hours and extended FastPass+ booking windows.

The 1000 room Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and 500 room Waldorf Astoria hotels both became part of the Official Walt Disney World Hotel program effective March 1, 2019.
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Guests staying at those hotels will be issued vouchers at check-in to give them access to Extra Magic Hours when used alongside their theme park admission.

Within the next two months, guests staying at either hotel with Disney theme Park tickets will also be eligible for the 60 days advanced FastPass+ selections.

These two Bonnet Creek hotels join the seven Disney Springs hotels that were recently added to the offsite 60 day FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hour eligibility.

The Animation Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios will soon be home to Disney Junior's Fancy Nancy.

You’ll be able to find Nancy at an all-new character greeting location in the park’s Animation
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Courtyard, where she’ll be meeting in front of her backyard playhouse. Nancy will also soon be part of breakfast at Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine - joining Vampirina, Doc McStuffins and Roadster Racer Goofy.

Sofia the First will be leaving both the Animation Courtyard and Hollywood & Vine to make way for Fancy Nancy.

The walkway that links Liberty Square to Fantasyland behind Cinderella Castle is planned to be widened to improve guest flow through the area.

By widening the walkway, it will provide a more convenient shortcut from the central hub area to Fantasyland.

During the work, portions of the moat will be drained and refurbished. 

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Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger today yesterday that a portion of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World will officially open to guests on August 29, 2019.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will be the only attraction open on opening day, with the land's signature Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction to open in a second phase later in 2019. The second phase opening date has yet to be announced.

Disney said that, "In light of tremendous demand, Disney made the decision to open the land in phases to allow guests to sooner enjoy the one-of-a-kind experiences that make Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge so spectacular."
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A reservation will not be offered or required to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Walt Disney World Resort, although capacity will be limited. Additionally, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during Extra Magic Hours.

For those of you with young Star Wars fans, the following will be of critical interest:
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will have a height requirement of 38". 
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will have a height requirement of 40".
FastPass+ will not be offered on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, at least initially.

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