Walt Disney World Announces Date-Based Pricing

Disney News September 23-29

This week, Disney made the announcement that Walt Disney World would be switching to a date-based ticket pricing system. Beginning on October 16, Disney will roll out a new vacation planning site that prices tickets by the time of year, anticipated crowd levels and more. Guests will still be able to save money when purchasing for multiple days and can use the pricing calendars to help plan the best vacation for them.  One of the biggest changes coming with this system is that multi-day tickets must be used within a limited time period whereas previously, multi-day tickets expired 14 days after their first use.

Disney Cruise Line Reveals 2020 Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line 2020

On Thursday, the Disney Cruise Line announced their upcoming itineraries for the 2020 season with a livestream from Walt Disney World. After a five-year hiatus, Disney Cruise Line is heading back to Hawaii with two special sailings. Fans tuning in for the livestream were in for a treat when Tiana, Naveen, and Louis showed to announce that Disney will home port one of it’s ships in New Orleans, Louisiana! Along with those exciting changes, guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy southern Caribbean sailings to Puerto Rico. Additionally throughout the year three ships will sail to the Caribbean and Bahamas from Florida; and the Disney Wonder will return to San Diego for Mexican Riviera, and Baja cruise itineraries.

Disney Designer Collection by ColourPop Debuts on shopDisney

Disney Designer Collection

Want to feel like a princess? Want to look like a princess? Thanks to Disney and makeup designers ColourPop, now you can! The new makeup collection premiered on shopDisney on Friday and features color palettes inspired by six iconic Princesses. The series is complete with eyeshadow, cheek highlighters, lipstick, and lip glosses designed to for Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, and Tiana. Fans can purchase individual makeup essentials, color sets, or a box set featuring the most popular items in the collection. At the posting of this article, several items have already sold out, however the ColourPop makeup collection is not listed as Limited Edition, so hopefully more will be restocked soon. 

Solo: A Star Wars Story Special Feature Looks at Galaxy’s Edge

Disney News September 23-29

This week Solo: A Star Wars Story became available on Blu-ray, and fans purchasing the film from Target enjoyed an exclusive bonus feature. A 13-minute video gives fans a brief look at the new lands coming to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. However, most importantly, the feature also focuses on the highly-anticipated Millennium Falcon attraction. The new Star Wars land will open in Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in mid to late 2019 and promises to be out of this world.

Freeform to Air Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash

Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary

With Halloween around the corner and Hocus Pocus turning 25, it just made sense to develop a television special. Premiering on October 20th, the 90-minute special will feature guest appearances by the cast and crew including Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Thora Birch, Kenny Ortega, and more. Also as a rare treat for fans in the Los Angeles area, the live taping will be held this Tuesday (October 2) at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Tickets are free and they’re still available!

Other Stories of Note

Play Disney Parks App introduces new ride challenges and more. The app has added ride achievements for Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday in Disneyland and for the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World.

WDW releases a statement about Rafiki’s Planet Watch. After the sudden and shocking announcement that they were closing the Animal Kingdom area, Disney released a statement saying they anticipate reopening to guests in Spring 2019.

ABC announces its star-studded line up for Mickey’s 90th Spectacular. Disney favorites including Kristen Bell and Sofia Carson will join in the celebration as well as singers and musicians, Leslie Odom Jr., Josh Groban, and NCT 127 among others.

Tim Allen tells the ladies of The Talk that Toy Story 4 is so emotional. Allen didn’t give away any spoilers, but he did say it’s “an incredibly great story” and that he had a hard time getting through the last scene.

iPhone 7 Plus vs. iPhone XS Cameras. Is the new camera worth the hype? Jeremiah compares and contrasts the new iPhone XS camera with the iPhone 7 Plus by taking pictures around Walt Disney World.

Social Media images show a Trump banner on Main Street at WDW. Someone decided the best place to show their support for the President, was at Magic Kingdom—with a giant banner.

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