The 11 BIG updates from Walt Disney World (and beyond) this week (April 8-14, 2019)

This week at Walt Disney World, Disney has announced an end date for IllumiNations, the first details about the Beauty and the Beast show are revealed, as well as a new fun detail about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Outside of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida announces another home for Halloween Horror Nights, a new character is coming to Busch Gardens Tampa and a new restaurant is being announced for Universal CityWalk

1. IllumiNations will end on September 30th before Epcot Forever debuts on October 1st

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Although it was previously announced that IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth was about to end its 20th anniversary this fall, we now know that this spectacular Disney night show will officially close on September 30, 2019. And right after the end of this show , Epcot Forever will debut on October 1, 2019. Here is the official description of this new show:

Epcot Forever is a celebration of what Epcot was and what Epcot will become. The music is the star of the show, and we use songs that go back to the very beginning of Epcot to the music in the park today – attractions, shows and other shows – and we put them every night in a fire. spectacular artifice on the lagoon. Customers will hear music that they know and love, but in a whole new way.

2. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will have special bottles of Coca-Cola

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Some wondered if the soft drinks of this universe would be sold in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, but Disney confirmed this week that it would sell bottles of Coca water, Diet Coke, Sprite and Dasani in bottles specially designed the Star Wars theme. You can check the design of these bottles above and, as you can imagine, you can only find them on Batuu.

3. A new ticketing center is now open in Disney Springs

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Guests visiting the Downtown Disney District can now visit the Disney Ticket Center, located near the Welcome Center and Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza. At this new location, customers can purchase tickets for Disney Theme Park, upgrade and retrieve calls to the call. Buy or renew annual passes at Walt Disney World Resort Buy tickets and upgrades Military Salute Make reservations at Disney Springs Restaurant

4. The new Herbal Food Guide is now available in the Magic Kingdom

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Starting this week, a new herbal cooking guide is available at the Magic Kingdom for guests looking for herbal food and drinks in the park. This new tool helps visitors easily identify items that do not contain animal meat or animal products that many vegetarians avoid, such as milk, eggs and honey.

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