New Details on Toy Story Land Revealed

Toy Story Land is still far off but today we got a few tidbits of new information on the Hollywood Studios land. First is the name of the alien flat ride. 'Alien Swirling Saucers' will have the little green men flying around in their toy saucers trying to catch your rocket toy vehicle with the "Claw".

The largest new addition of this land will be 'Slinky Dog Dash'. The coaster has you riding on Slinky dog as he races around Andy's Mega Coaster Play Kit which he has modified to incorporate some of his favorite toys. Disney has released a concept video of the ride as you can see above. You can get a pretty decent idea of how the final land will look as well. Are you excited for any of these new Toy Story attractions?

Disney Announces Ambiguous Dates for Summer Offerings

Disney Announces Ambiguous Dates for Summer Offerings

Over the past few days, Disney has revealed their plans for the coming summer season to the blogging elite. Awaken Summer as they are calling it not only refers to new Star Wars offerings at Hollywood Studios but new additions all around the resort. While most of these announcements might sound familiar, mostly because we knew almost everything that is on the way and some new attractions still haven’t been given firm opening dates, let's try to break down what you can expect to awaken this summer.

Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire has been narrowed down to June from its original summer slot. The stage show replaces Dream Along with Mickey on the Magic Kingdom's castle stage once it is finished its refurbishment. The show will feature new characters, songs, and costumes.

A Disney Junior star will be making their meet and greet debut at the Magic Kingdom. Elena of Avalor is Disney's first Latin princess. Her series will debut this summer and you can begin meeting her this August.

Read More

Amorette’s Patisserie Opens May 15th at Disney Springs - See Some of the Treats Now

We first heard about Amorette's Patisserie back in February when Disney announced a bunch of new locations coming to Disney Springs this year. The little bake shop should be a big hit among fans when it opens May 15th.

The latest trends in food are mainly in presentation and Amorette's looks like they will excel there. The cakes shaped like character ear hats look great and they will be packaged in boutique style boxes that are modeled after classic hot boxes.

There is more on the menu as well including hot chocolate ganache, macaroons, champagne and gluten free cakes. Amorette's Patisserie could be the go-to place for those celebrating an occasion on property. Will you be checking it out opening day?

Disney Breaks Ground on Star Wars Land on East and West Coasts

Disney has finally announced that they have broken ground on their Star Wars themed lands. Construction on the 14-acre lands inside Disneyland in California and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida are now underway. To celebrate the Disney Parks Blog released a 360 image of the Disneyland construction site, which you can see above.

It'll be a long time before we can be fully immersed in a galaxy far far away. Until then, do you think Star Wars land will live up to the hype?

Disney Details New FastPass+ Features

Disney has released an update that finally address some of the largest requests for their FastPass+ system. Namely adding a fourth FastPass through the app and the ability to choose just 1 or 2 FastPasses.

Here are all the new additions from Disney

Guests can choose individual FastPass+ experiences and times. You can now select available experiences one by one for the times that best meet your needs for a more customized selection.

Guests are able to make one, two or three advance FastPass+ selections. You will continue to be able to make up to three FastPass+ selections in advance. However, if you’d like to be able to select just one or two, you are now able to do that, too.

Guests can make an additional FastPass+ selection via MyDisneyExperience after redeeming the first three. You are now able to make selections for an additional FastPass+ on the MyDisneyExperience mobile app, in addition to the FastPass+ kiosks located throughout the parks. Once you’ve used the fourth FastPass+ selection, you are able to select another, and so on — all on the go.

I think these are all great additions to the system. Making an additional FastPass on the go is something I was crying for during my last trip. The ability to make only 1 or 2 FastPasses could free up some attractions later in the day as well. What do you think of the new changes?