It’s November, which means Disney is transitioning from their Halloween activities to the Christmas activities! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party starts on November 8th, while other Christmas events and decorations will come closer to Thanksgiving. Epcot Food and Wine Festival is going later than ever this year, running through November 23rd. I’m ready to get into the holiday spirit, because two days after Thanksgiving we head down to Disney World – with my parents this time! We’re skipping the Christmas Party (not sure it’s worth the crowds and high price tag) but have other fun Christmas activities planned, including Candlelight Processional with Neil Patrick Harris.
- The new Enchanted Rose Lounge is open at the Grand Floridian resort, and the full menu is available online so you can live vicariously.
- Proof that if you are unhappy enough and speak out Disney might actually change things: Photopass photographers are slowly returning to spots where they had been replaced.
- In last month’s news I shared that the Skyliner had just opened and was going well… since then it crashed and needed to be evacuated, had some downtime, and is reopen once again.
- Prefer a USB to downloading all of your photos with Memory Maker? That’s now an add-on option.
- The Disney Wonder cruise ship has been updated – it has an exciting new lounge with a New Orleans theme to match the feel of Tiana’s Place!
- Medals for the Princess half marathon weekend in 2020 have been revealed! I can’t wait to get three of them next February.
- We’ve gotten a long list of the titles that will be available on Disney+ – what are you most looking forward to?
- Some exciting new movie trailers have come out: including Star Wars the Rise of Skywalker and Onward!
- Disney is now charging $3 for Fuel Rod swaps, the charger they offer in the theme parks which was previously free unlimited swaps. Not only are many people upset, there is even a class action lawsuit in the works.
Hollywood Studios // Disney announced awhile ago an opening date for Rise of the Resistance as December 5th – however, there are some rumors that the ride is still not working consistently and that opening date could be pushed back.
Magic Kingdom // Although the Happily Ever After fireworks are relatively new, word has it that a new fireworks show will be coming to Magic Kingdom for the 50th anniversary – and that if it’s popular enough it could stick around.
Epcot // Despite all of the changes coming to Epcot, the rumor is that Figment is sticking around in one way or another – he’s too popular on all of the merchandise!
Other Disney Blogs
Over at Pixie Dust Savings, April is sharing free things to do at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Can’t wait to check them out since that’s where we’re staying in December!
Headed out to California to visit Disneyland? Scott from Scott’s Treks has a ton of great Disneyland tips and tricks!
Jess from Kenny the Pirate has a great article about planning a beach vacation during your Disney trip if that’s something you’re interested in doing!
Did you know the All-Star Movies resort really does have 101 Dalmatians there? Dan from At Disney Again has the scoop… and photos of them all.
Disney Food Blog has a full review of everything on the menu at the new Enchanted Rose Lounge!
This post kind of makes me want to do my kitchen with a Star Wars theme… Monica from Popcorner Reviews is sharing the new Star Wars Le Creuset collection!
Citytoast Southtea says
I feel like I can just come to your page when I need Disney updates or any Disney information. Thanks!
So much exciting stuff happening! I have a feeling that the holidays are an extra special time to be at Disney, with rides and parades and events and stuff as a bonus!!
Christa Del Giorno says
The Princess medals are so pretty! Disney has the best running events.
Emily Bendler says
We haven’t taken the family to Disney yet, but I definitely want to. Those princess medals look awesome. I’ve heard so many good things about Disney races
Sarah Forest at Ponder Trail says
Thanks for rounding up these updates, Becky. It’s always so fun to see everything going on with Disney. It’s neat to think that the 50th anniversary is coming up; it seems like such a landmark in history. Also, those Dutch ovens are so cute! I love how the photo is staged, too.
Monica Delmonico says
Oh, the Skyliner crash… I’m not sure I will be brave enough to ride it now! I would HATE to be stuck in the air for hours. And aren’t the Star Wars Le Creuset items the cutest?! I love the droid pans.
Scott Morrison says
I love these roundups! So informative! Holiday time at the Disney parks shouldn’t be missed. They are truly magical. Thank you for including my post in here 🙂