New information is continuing to come out about summer at Walt Disney World. So, we’ve updated our calendar of events to help you keep your plans in order. We’ve added a few more items to the list and added specific dates to items.
No one can deny that this is a year of change for Walt Disney World and Disney Parks in general. Here in Florida, however, some of the biggest changes are well underway. While we still wait on an official timeline for the new lands coming to Hollywood Studios, this week saw a lot of official information coming out.
We tend to avoid news here because we can’t hope to keep up with some of the other site out there but with all of the new info that hit we felt it would be wrong to completely ignore it. So we decided to help consolidate everything that we learned. We broke down everything we learned by month and then, where available, specific day. Here, we have compile all the information we have about what, and when, to expect at Walt Disney World as they attempt to Awaken Summer!
Disney has recently rolled out a few changes to the FastPass+ system. For most people, the biggest changes are the ability to skip the FP+ kiosks and book that extra FastPass from the My Disney Experience app and the ability to use that extra pass in a different park. However, during a recent visit I discovered that there is a deeper benefit for those wanting to maximize their time in the parks.
Maximizing FastPass+ Changes
- Book Only One FastPass – The FastPass+ system has retained the same limit of 3 initial passes inside a single park. But you don’t HAVE to book 3 passes. So, using the new ability to see and choose specific times, you should only book one and for the earliest time you can. For Epcot and Hollywood Studios, you can only use one Tier 1 pass PER DAY so if you have a must do available grab that one. If you are able to use the Single Rider lines at TestTrack or Expedition Everest, avoid booking these attractions.
Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom spans the most acres of any Disney park in the world. Despite this, it contains very few table service dining options. Recently, I visited one of these limited restaurants. Just past the Tree of Life and under the shadow of Expedition Everest is the two story Yak & Yeti restaurant where I discovered one of the most diverse menus on property.
Yak & Yeti Lunch Review
With rain pouring down on Animal Kingdom, I pushed in to the tight lobby of the Yak & Yeti. The little room was packed with people trying to avoid the downpour, preventing me from getting much of a first impression and even nearly missing our table call amongst all the noise. Once inside, I was treated to the eclectic theming of the restaurant.
Like so much of Animal Kingdom, you feel transported across the world as you dine at Yak & Yeti. The variety of knick knacks displayed throughout the restaurant mixed with the splashes of clashing colors take you south of the replicated mountain into an Indian residence. If it weren’t for the loyalty program advertisement on the table, you could feel entirely swept away in the theming.
Nowadays it is pretty hard to miss the fact that Disney Parks are going through a bunch of updates and expansions. A lot of exciting new experiences are on their way and quite a few icons of a generation are also on their way out. There is no doubt that all of the new attractions will breathe a new life into their respective areas but there are still many areas that have been kind of forgotten. So today we’ll look at some areas that could use a lot of attention and would go a long way to updating Walt Disney World.
Updating Walt Disney World
”It is something that will never be finished. Something that I can keep developing and adding to.” – Walt Disney