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Ears the News: July 5, 2019 Edition

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O Canada! at Epcot's Canada Pavilion will close on August 1 2019 to begin a series of upgrades

The show will be receiving updates to the film, along with an all new projection system.


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Three new Global marketplace kiosks will be part of the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival for 2019, taking place August 29 to November 23.

Located next to Le Cellier, Appleseed Orchard Marketplace will serve craft brews, ciders, wines, charcuterie and cheese.

Also in Canada, the "O Canada!" theater will become part of the festival as an indoor location. The show is being readied for a new version, including projector updates.
The Alps Marketplace will offer Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette, or Venison Stew with Crushed Potatoes paired with a frozen Rosé.

Emile’s Fromage Montage will let guests sample a variety of cheeses served in inventive ways.

The Disney du Jour Dance Party will return with weekend Radio Disney artist appearances. Sundays through Thursdays will feature a DJ, and Fridays and Saturdays will feature performances by Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country artists and appearances from Disney characters. Some of the acts include Meg Donnelly (“With U,” Disney Channel’s Zombies) Aug. 30-31, Jenna Raine (“A Letter to Me”) Sept. 13-14, Sky Katz (“Like This,” Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home) Oct. 11-12 and JAGMAC (“Like a Band”) Oct. 18-19.


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Pizza Ponte at Disney Springs is now serving Pop Fusion Fruit and Wine Pops, including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic flavors.

Flavors include Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry and Florida Orange, White Sangria and Mango Mimosa wine pops, priced at $5 for non-alcoholic and $9 for alcoholic flavors.
The same frozen treats are also available at the Italy Pavilion in Epcot.

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More narrators have been announced for the 2019 Candlelight Processional along with an early dining package booking opportunity for passholders.

Part of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, the Candlelight Processional presents the traditional story of Christmas with a 50-piece orchestra, a massed choir and a celebrity narrator. The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre. Candlelight Processional Dining Packages which include a meal at a restaurant and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances.  Candlelight Processional Dining Packages go on sale Wednesday July 3 2019, or July 2 for Annual Passholders and DVC members.

Here is the line-up so far:
·         Neil Patrick Harris – 12/2-12/5
·         Whoopi Goldberg – 12/6-12/7
·         Gary Sinise – 12/13-12/15
·         Pat Sajak – 12/16-12/18
·         Steven Curtis Chapman – 12/22-12/24
·         Edward James Olmos – 12/25-12/26

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The FastPass+ tiers are being adjusted from August 29, 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios, putting all of the most popular rides into Tier 1.

In the change, Tower of Terror and Rock 'n' Rollercoaster both move from tier 2 to tier 1. This leaves only a single ride, Star Tours, in tier 2. As a reminder, you can choose one experience from tier 1, and two experiences from tier 2.

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge will open this summer initially without FastPass+, so there are likely more changes to come when the two new Star Wars rides eventually join the FP+ line-up.

Disney's Hollywood Studios FastPass+ Tier 1
·         Rock n Roller Coaster
·         Alien Swirling Saucers
·         Slinky Dog Dash
·         Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
·         Toy Story Mania

Disney's Hollywood Studios FastPass+ Tier 2
·         Star Tours
·         Frozen Sing-Along
·         Disney Junior Dance Party!
·         Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
·         Muppet Vision 3D
·         Voyage of the Little Mermaid
·         FANTASMIC!

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The center of Epcot is about to undergo some big changes, resulting in the closure of the majority of the locations around the Fountain of Nations.

Below is a summary of all the closures and temporary relocations.

The Fountain of Nations, Innoventions East, Colortopia and Nanooze Break are scheduled to close on September 8, 2019.

Electric Umbrella is scheduled to close this winter.

Mouse Gear will move to a temporary home this winter while its current location is reimagined.

Fountain View featuring Starbucks will be relocated to a temporary location in late Fall.

Art of Disney will operate temporarily from a new location while refurbishment is underway. Heritage Manor will later become the new home for Art of Disney offerings.

Pin Central will operate temporarily from a new location while refurbishment is underway. The Camera Center will close this fall to become a new home for Pin Central.

Club Cool will close, and Disney has said via Twitter that it will relocated but did not provide further information.

Character Spot will close on September 8, with characters relocating as follows:

·         Minnie Mouse will move to the World Showcase Gazebo.
·         Daisy Duck will move to the American Adventure.
·         Mickey and Goofy in a temporary Innoventions West area, but with an all new location to be in the Imagination! pavilion.
·         The location for Joy is still to be determined.
·         No mention of Baymax has been made.


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UP! A Great Bird Adventure is closing briefly in September to make changes to the show.

UP! A Great Bird Adventure will close from September 8 to September 14, with a reopening planned for September 15 2019.


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