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Ears the News: November 1, 2019 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News

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The McDonald's restaurant near to Disney All Star Resort will be closing for an extensive remodel.

Beginning October 30, 2019, the restaurant will close to begin updates to the location with a planned reopening in 2020.

The Magic Kingdom will be getting an early start to its holiday offerings with special entertainment set to begin on November 3 2019.
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A Frozen Holiday Wish will begin nightly from November 3 at 6:15pm.

During the daytime, the Holly Jolly Trolley Show will see a return to the Magic Kingdom, and the Holiday Finale returns to Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire.




Disney Villains After Hours will return to the Magic Kingdom for 24 nights in 2020.

Taking place on select nights from February 7 through to July 10, the 2020 season will be 14 nights longer than the debut year for the event in 2019.

Ticket prices have increased from 2019, with advance purchase price of $145 (up from $139), and same day price of $155 (up from $144). Pricing for Passholders and DVC Members is $115.

Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks makes its debut next week as part of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Hosted by Minnie Mouse, Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show will celebrate the magic of Christmas with medleys of beloved holiday songs, from “Joy to the World” and “Deck the Halls” to “Up on the House Top” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”

You'll be able to see the fireworks show during the 23 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights November 8 – December 22, 2019. See the full schedule and pricing for 2019 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.


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Jingle Cruise, the holiday overlay edition of the Jungle Cruise, opens November 2 for the 2019 Christmas season at the Magic Kingdom.

Debuting in 2013, the Jingle Cruise is back for another year, which sees holiday props, music and script changes added to the traditional Jungle Cruise attraction in Adventureland.






The Imagination! pavilion will soon be home to an all new Mickey Mouse meet and greet location.

You will be able to meet Mickey as part of the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival, where he will be appearing in a section that is currently the indoor queue space for the movie.

The new meet and greet will open in early 2020, as the existing temporary meet and greet in Innoventions West is demolished.

Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Joy who currently meet in Innoventions alongside Mickey will also be on the move in early 2020, with their new locations still to be announced.

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Annual Passholders attending this year's Epcot International Festival of the Holidays can pickup a complimentary Chip 'n' Dale magnet set.


Available while supplies last from November 29 through December 30, 2019, you can pickup the set of magnets from Mouse Gear with your Annual Pass and Photo ID.

Image courtesy of Disney

Disney has added more dates to its popular Disney After Hours ticketed event and increased the ticket price

Beyond the previously announced dates, Magic Kingdom will now offer Disney After Hours events through to May 25, 2020, and at Disney's Animal Kingdom through to May 26 2020.

All Disney After Hours event tickets now cost $129 + tax for advance purchase and $139 + tax for day-of purchases (up from the previous $125). Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders do receive a discounted price of $99 + tax (previously $95).

The event gives you access to the park for three hours after regular park hours, which means nearly no wait for attractions, and you can enter the park early – at 7pm on your event night – before Disney After Hours begins. Ice cream, popcorn and non-alcoholic beverages are also included in your Disney After Hours admission, which is a separately priced ticket from daytime park admission.

Magic Kingdom Park

  • November 18 2019
  • December 9 2019
  • January 6, 13, 17, 20, 23, 27, 31 2020
  • February 3, 10, 17, 24 2020
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2020
  • April 5, 13, 20, 27 2020
  • May 5, 11, 18, 25 2020


Disney's Animal Kingdom
Includes the Tree of Life Awakenings, the adventures within Pandora – The World of Avatar and more. Select quick-service food & beverage locations will remain open throughout the night for purchases.
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  • November 5, 13, 19, 2019
  • December 7, 14, 18, 2019
  • January 9, 16, 22, 30, 2020
  • February 6, 13, 19, 27, 2020
  • March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020
  • April 1, 7, 14, 22, 2020
  • May 2, 9, 16, 26, 2020

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