- A brand new watercraft, the Tradewinds, has been added to the fleet of motor cruisers that cruise the Seven Seas Lagoon, the body of water between the Magic Kingdom and the Transportation and Ticket Center.
- This is the first new motor cruise watercraft to be added since 1993.
- The name Tradewinds was chosen by Imagineers and voted on by watercraft cast members.
- “Trade Winds” refers to the nearly constant wind that blows across the equator.
- Watercraft cast members also had input on the design of Tradewinds, from the amount of cabin space for guests to the position of the boat captain.
- Mickey Mouse and the Walt Disney World Ambassadors joined cast members to take the Tradewinds out for a test run.
What They’re Saying:
- Collin Garton , Transportation Guest Experience Manager: “We solicited feedback from cast members about the things they would like to see in a new motor cruiser, and we put it into the boat. Everything about it was made to make cast member input a reality.”
- Billy Carter, a Transportation Engineering Services cast member: “It’s a great addition to the fleet. Everybody is really proud of it. I think it’s going to go over big time with the guests.”
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- Joffrey's Coffee, the official coffee partner of the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, has some new brews to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World.
- Walt Disney World announced today that various meet and greet experiences with your favorite Disney characters will be returning this November — albeit in a still modified fashion.
- Also announced to return soon are various different entertainment offerings, including the “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular” and “Disney Movie Magic.”