Hi friends, we made it to Friday, which means more than normal this week. This week has been stressful, to say the least. As all of you know, Florida got hit by a major hurricane, Hurricane Ian. A lot of the news and articles on the site this week were related to this storm. We also had some positive articles, and we played some fun games to pass the time during the storm, so let’s take a look at what we did this week.
Monday Disney Headlines: New Merch, Dreamlight Valley, and a Facade Fell at Hollywood Studios
We started Monday like we do every week with a merchandise update with Zoe. This Monday, she showed us the coolest chess board we’ve ever seen. Then we looked into what this new Disney game, Dreamlight Valley, is and what the point of the game is. This is also the day that we woke up to the news that a facade at Hollywood Studios had collapsed.
- Monday Merch: Chess, Pets, Fall, COACH & More!
- Walt Disney World Hurricane Cancellation Policy
- What is Disney Dreamlight Valley?
- A Facade Has Collapsed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Tuesday Disney Headlines: Pixie Dust at WDW, Candlelight Processional Narrators, DuckTales World Showcase Adventure, New Disney store, and Hurricane updates.
Tuesday was a busy day, but before we let it get to us, we chatted with Contributor Stephanie about the problem with pixie dust at Walt Disney World. Then Disney announced the Narrators for EPCOT Candlelight Processional, and there are some fabulous new narrators this year. We also got an announcement that DuckTales World Showcase Adventure will be coming to EPCOT very soon.
We also looked at the Orlando Airport’s new Walt Disney World Store. We also got an update on Hurricane Ian and what Orlando could feel. Disney Cruise Line announced they would drop COVID vaccination requirements very soon. We also got the news that After Hours Events will be making a return in early 2023. Later in the evening, Disney announced that the parks would be closing Wednesday and Thursday because of Hurricane Ian.
- The Problem With Pixie Dust at Walt Disney World
- Celebrity Narrators for EPCOT Candlelight Processional Revealed
- Disney’s DuckTales World Showcase Adventure is Coming to EPCOT!
- Orlando Airport Opens New Walt Disney World Store
- UPDATE: Hurricane-Force Winds Expected in Central FL by Wed. Morning
- DCL to Drop COVID Vaccination Requirments Next Month for Most Sailings
- After Hour Events are Coming Back to Walt Disney World in Early 2023
- Walt Disney World Closing due to the Arrival of Hurricane Ian
Wednesday Disney Headlines: Toy Story History, Food Booths for Festival of the Holidays announced, Hurricane Ian Closures
Wednesday was not the most day we’ve had here. Hurricane Ian started to make landfall, and the whole state could feel it. We started our day off lighthearted by meeting with Zoë to learn about the history of Toy Story Mania. We also got a list of the Holiday Kitchens that will be appearing at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, there’s a brand new booth coming, and it looks great.
Then we took some time to stop watching the news and play two games. We did a round of the Ultimate Disney Questionnaire and a round of Would You Rather.
- A Brief History of Disney: Toy Story (Midway) Mania
- Current Disney Wish Cruise Extended; Next One Cancelled
- Castaway Cay Day Cancelled Wednesday Due to Hurricane Ian
- Holiday Kitchens for 2022 EPCOT Int’l Festival of the Holidays Have Been Announced
- Take a Break & Answer the Ultimate Disney Questionnaire – Part II
- StormWatch: Would You Rather – Cinderella Suite or Wish Royal Suite?
Thursday Disney Headlines: Goodbye KiteTails, This or That Disney Edition, DCL Wonder Tickets, Orlando Airport Update, Walt Disney World after Hurricane Ian
Thursday, Hurricane Ian started to leave Florida, and we started seeing the aftermath of the west coast. To distract ourselves, we met with Contributor Ashley to reminisce about KiteTails as its last show approached. We also took a much-needed break from the news and played a round of This or That Disney edition.
Then we looked at Disney Cruise Line, specifically the Disney Wonder, now that it’s on sale! Then I ventured out once it was safe to check on Disney and see what Ian left us with. Disney then announced their reopening plans. Then we got a sad but understandable update on DIS Con; we hope to see you all soon.
- Remembering Disney KiteTails Before It Ends
- StormWatch: This or That Disney Edition (You Can Only Pick One)
- Tickets Now on Sale for the Wonder Down Under!
- Orlando International Airport Set to Reopen Soon
- Walt Disney World After Hurricane Ian
- Walt Disney World to Reopen in Phases After Hurricane Ian
- DIS Con Event Update
Friday Disney Headlines: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Orlando Airport Opening, Disney Springs Reopens, New DCL Itinerary
Today Central Florida woke up to 66-degree weather, clear skies, and no more Hurricane Ian. Many areas here still have evidence of the hurricane, but it’s a new day. To start this new day, we met with Contributor Stephanie so she could share a magical experience she had on her most recent trip to Disney.
We also got the news that the Orlando International Airport would reopen today, allowing visitors to go home. Disney Cruise Line added a new Caledonia itinerary to the Disney Wonder. I hopped over to Disney spring as it started to reopen after being closed for the storm. No damage over here, just a lot of lines.
- Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Walt Disney World – A Steal of a Deal!
- Orlando International Airport is Opening!
- UPDATE: Walt Disney World Phased Reopening Schedule
- New Caledonia Itinerary Added for the Disney Wonder
- Disney Springs Reopens After Hurricane Ian Passed Through Walt Disney World
I hope this week was a good week for most of you. For anyone affected by Hurricane Ian, our hearts go out to you. We will see you next week; hopefully, it’s a much better week. Have a great weekend, everyone.
Hi, I'm Erica, and I write about all things Disney. Before working for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also performed at Disney. I have such an immense love for theme parks to the point I studied them in college.