Friday, April 26, 2019

Five on Friday: April 26, 2019

It has been a pretty quiet week in the realm of Walt Disney World News, but a few things of note have popped up.  Here we go!

1. Plastic Straws are Leaving the Parks

It is being reported by multiple sources (here is one) that plastic straws are leaving Walt Disney World resort. However, other sources (here is one) are reporting that paper straws are being distributed at Joffrey's Coffee stands. 

2. Parkeology Challenge Completed by 2 Guests without FastPasses
The Orlando Sentinel had a story yesterday that 2 people completed the Parkeology Challenge, which is where you try to do all 46 attractions at the four Walt Disney World theme parks in 1 day. And they did it without FastPasses. 
Click here for the story from the Orlando Sentinel.
Click here for more information on the Parkeology Challenge.

3. Gondola system evacuation tests
The Gondola system is a transportation system that is opening at Walt Disney World this summer. Staff and crews are testing the evacuation procedures this week! 
Click here for the full news story.

4. Rivers of Light to get an update
The Rivers of Light night time show at Animal Kingdom debuted in February 2017 to less than stellar reviews. I thought it was a beautiful show and fit the theme of the park very well. This week, Disney Parks Blog announced that this summer, Rivers of Light: We Are One will debut. It is an update to the original show. The new show will feature Disney animation and Disney Nature films. It is set to open Memorial Day Weekend.

5. Animal Kingdom turns 21
On Monday, April 22, Animal Kingdom celebrated its 21st birthday!

Have a great weekend!

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