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Ears the News: July 28, 2019 Edition


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Beginning August 29 2019, Darth Vader will replace Kylo Ren in the dark side meet and greet.

Kylo Ren will be making appearances in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.Darth Vader is set to return to Star Wars Launch Bay with the opening of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.

Astro Orbiter in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland is now closed for a refurbishment. 

The closure is expected to reopen to guests on August 15, 2019.

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House of the Whispering Willows at Epcot's China Pavilion is scheduled to be closing for a short refurbishment.

The closure begins July 30 with a reopening to guests to August 2, 2019. A new display will be added to the gallery during the closure.

Disney Springs will be hosting the DescenDANCE Party later this month to mark the release of the Descendants 3 on Disney Channel.

The dance party will take place July 26 - August 11, 2019, from 7:30pm to 10:30pm on the Marketplace Stage.

From August 16, the DescenDANCE Party will move to Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights.

Mickey's Boo To You Halloween parade will be updated this year with new floats and characters representing each land of the Magic Kingdom.

According to Disney, the parade opens with favorite Disney friends, including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in all-new Halloween costumes, as they trick-or-treat down Main Street, U.S.A.
Concept art courtesy of Disney

Representing Liberty Square, the Haunted Mansion unit features Hitchhiking Ghosts and a new addition, the spectral Bride, who glides among the waltzing spirits.

A new Tomorrowland unit brings Edna Mode from The Incredibles to “Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade,” followed by Buzz Lightyear and Alien explorers discovering crystalline treasures on the surface of a planetary playset float.

Wreck-It Ralph, Vanellope von Schweetz and the girls from Sugar Rush will make an appearance and Pirates join from Adventureland, Clarabelle Cow hosts a square dance during a Frontierland hoedown, and Disney Villains complete a Fantasyland-inspired grand finale

A daily Sangria Hour at Jaleo Disney Springs will be making its debut on July 29, 2019.

Sangria Hour will be held at the Jaleo Matador Bar 7 days a week from 3pm to 6pm and include select discounted tapas and beverage specials.

Jaleo Disney Springs Sangria Hour Tapas Menu 
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  • Cono de Tomate y Queso - $4
  • Pan de Cristal con Tomate ½ order (3 piece) - $6
  • Gazpacho - $5.50
  • Endibias (4 pc) - $6
  • Pisto con Huevo– $5
  • Croquetas de Pollo - $6
  • Bunuelos de Bacalao - $6.50
  • Patatas Bravas ½ order - $5
  • Piña Borracha - $5
  • Paella/Arroz of the day ½ order - $10
Jaleo Disney Springs Sangria Hour Beverages
  • Draught Beer-$6
  • Draft Wine (White and Red)-$6
  • Sangria Roja-$6
Annual Passholder previews for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge will take place August 17 - 21, 2019. Registration is currently open.

Platinum, Platinum Plus and Premier Passholders will have the opportunity to register for a preview
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of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on select dates and times in August at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Email invitations with registration details will be sent out Soon. 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.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will offer all new overlays to several Magic Kingdom attractions this year.

In Tomorrowland, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor will have a new show, Space Mountain will be filled with lighting and high-energy holiday tunes, and Tomorrowland Speedway will be filled with thousands of lights and stylized décor.

In Fantasyland, Mad Tea Party will feature four new holiday combos of lights and music.

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