Hi DFB friends! We have more unexpected news from Disney World this week!
From changes in character dining policies aa evacuation of the trip i a lost cup, this was a weird week at Disney World. Take a look!
Filming in Magic Kingdom
This week we saw in stage area for filming in Magic Kingdom! Inside the enclosure were lighting and sound equipment, actors, cast members and a director. A cast member will let us know they were filming an ad.
This kind of behind-the-scenes thing happens all the time at Disney World, so it’s always worth it keep your eyes and ears open. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for anything Disney has filmed today, so stay tuned to DFB for more Disney news!
Check out the photos of the film production at Magic Kingdom!
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster evacuated
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the popular Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and evacuated due to smoke in the building. Disney told news6wkmg there was no fire and no one was injured! Cast members told us it was due to “technical difficulties. ”
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster has since reopened.
Read more about evacuating Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster here!
Disneyland Cup found at Disney World
We were surprised to find it a little sweet The Disneyland coffee cup arrived at Disney World this week! We were served our cup to take to Disneyland at Tusker House, so it’s clear that this little cup just wanted to see Animal Kingdom.
This situation on the west coast is probably on the east coast shortage of supply which have caused other topics around Disney World, but we had a great time. We’ve shown our Disneyland Cup all over Disney World!
Did they serve us a Disneyland drink at Disney World?
Space 220 Lounge Taking reservations
Space 220 is EPCOT’s newest restaurant, and consists of a main restaurant and a lounge called Space 220 Living room. The Space 220 Lounge has a separate menu for lunch and dinner, and previously only allowed visits, so it was a convenient way to dinner in space without reservation. That has now changed.
Space 220 Lounge now accepts reservations. There will still be a bar waiting line for people 21 and older, but the Space 220 Lounge will require reservations from now on. Be sure to schedule your reservation if you want to dine on the space!
Read more about Space 220 Lounge now!
Changing character photo policy
Since Disney World reopened in 2020, guests have had to sit in the dining halls of characters and take pictures of the characters from a distance. This week, the rule changed. We have learned that you can now get up from your table and take pictures with characters as long as you are 6 meters away. Cast members can even take pictures with your phone.
The meeting and greeting of modified characters have also returned, so we are a few steps closer to embracing our favorite characters again.
Learn more about changing the character dining photo policy.
Emporium Mobile Checkout
In one of Magic Kingdom’s largest stores, Emporium, you can now use it Mobile payment to Buy All Your Disney Memories! Mobile Checkout allows you to avoid the typical payline through My Disney Experience app. All you have to do is scan your items, pay through the app and show your confirmation QR code before you leave the store. Easy!
Considering that Emporium is often one of Magic Kingdom’s busiest stores, Mobile shopping will be a HUGE time saver! Try it next time you visit Magic Kingdom.
You can now use Mobile Checkout at Emporium!
What was your favorite unexpected news of the week? Stay tuned to DFB for more Disney World news, planning tips, and more!
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