What's Happening Now at Walt Disney World
There have been lots of NEW updates and changes on Walt Disney World property over the past few weeks. From colorful, character filled parades, to fun Disney merchandise drops, meet and greet updates, and more, our Dream Team at My VIP Tour always has (our Minnie) ears on the latest Disney news.
Here are some exciting changes happening to keep you up to date for your next vacation.
March 18, 2022
Festival of Fantasy
Parades are finally back at Magic Kingdom! Prepared to be dazzled by all of the staple Disney characters as they celebrate the spirit and tales of FantasyLand. Plus you’ll get to see the main characters of Tangled, Peter Pan and The Little Mermaid as they wind through the park on colorful and vibrant state-of-the-art floats.
The show is 12 minutes of music, dancing and enchantment.
NEW ‘Princess & the Frog’ Minnie Ears
It seems as if Disney is releasing new Minnie ears every week, but we are gushing over the latest drop, that are fit for royalty.
The Disney x Bauble Bar’s latest collaboration released a brand new pair of ears inspired by Princess and the Frog! These glamorous ears are wrapped in a beautiful green velour with a bejeweled gold tiara inspired by Princess Tiana’s signature outfit. The gold beading along the outer perimeter gives the ears an extra touch of elegance.
The Princess and the Frog ears can be found online at Shop Disney for $49.99.
Live in Full Bloom at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival
The 2022 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is happening now! From March 2 to July 4 there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy all the fresh flavors that Disney has cooked up! Although, there’s more than just food and drinks during this festival. Come marvel at nearly 100 topiaries of Disney characters, interactive gardens, and live music entertainment.
If you haven’t attended an Epcot festival before, get ready to have a deliciously good time!
Cinderella’s Royal Table Character Meet-and-Greet Update
Cinderella has made her way to the lobby of Cinderella’s Royal Table, and will now be available to meet and take photos with guests after check in. If you’ve been excited for a family picture with a true princess, make sure to book your reservations at Cinderella’s Royal Table for your next vacation!
MVT Pro Tip: Staying on Disney property, and booking your dining 60 days before your arrival will increase your chance of finding a reservation. We suggest booking it at the end of your trip, when you should find more availability. Cancelations tend to occur in the days leading up to your arrival, so keep checking your My Disney Experience app, and make sure you have a credit card saved as this is a prepaid experience. Cinderella’s Royal Table is $60+ for adults and $37+ for children.
More Character Meet & Greet Updates
There are many new and exciting changes happening with character meet and greets!
Recently, Disney is bringing more and more characters back into the parks to greet guests. Currently, you may see the following characters at these parks:
–Magic Kingdom: Mickey Mouse, Cinderella & Elena, Rapunzel & Tiana
– Epcot: Mickey Mouse, Elsa & Anna, Snow White, Belle, Sleeping Beauty
– Hollywood Studios: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Olaf – Animal Kingdom: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald are back at Tusker House (dining reservations needed)
Keep checking back here for updates on more traditional Meet and Greets, our fingers and toes are crossed that hugs and autographs will be back soon!
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