EPCOT Monorail Update, Holiday News, and MORE Disney News You Missed This Week!

What a week, right? A lot is going on at Disney World right now.

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

So if you haven’t had a chance to catch up on ALL the Disney news this week, we’ve got you covered. Here are the biggest stories you might have missed out on.

Loki Season 2

So you know that we’re obsessed with Loki on Disney+, right? And the season finale officially aired this past week, but it’s what came after that has us most excited. The end credits scene revealed that Loki would return for a second season.

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We can’t say we’re surprised — Loki has been a huge hit for the streaming service, as well as with us. We can’t wait to see what’s in store next for the god of mischief.

Read More About Loki’s Season 2 Renewal

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

In case you missed it, the 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival officially kicked off this week at Disney World! And this year’s festival has eight NEW food booths joining in on the fun.

EPCOT Food & Wine Passport

We’ve been covering the festival since it opened, including the food, entertainment, merchandise, and other activities.

Check Out The Crowds from the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Opening Day

Marvel’s Black Widow Breaks Pandemic Box Office Records

The latest Marvel movie, Black Widow, has become one of the most successful movies in theaters since the pandemic began. Black Widow has officially crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office.

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Not only that, but the film has also been a huge success on Disney+ as a Premiere Access film — Disney has reported that about two million Disney+ subscribers paid the extra $30 to watch the movie, making it around $60 million off of streaming alone.

Here’s More About Black Widow’s Box Office Success

Character Dining To Return To Disneyland

Disneyland Resort will soon have character dining again. Guests will soon be able to dine at the Minnie and Friends Breakfast at Plaza Inn and with Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast at Storytellers Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort.

Storytellers Cafe

Booking begins for breakfast at Storytellers Cafe on July 20th for dates on and after July 22nd with daily availability (while Friday, Saturday, and Sunday has brunch from 11AM to 1PM). Bookings for Plaza Inn will be available soon for breakfast starting on August 12th.

Read More About The Return of Character Dining to Disneyland

Epcot Monorail Reopening Soon

The EPCOT Monorail has been closed since March 2020, but it will finally be back up and running soon. The EPCOT Monorail will reopen on July 18th. This will open up one more transportation option at Disney World.

EPCOT Monorail

In anticipation of its reopening day, the EPCOT Monorail Station also just got a snazzy new sign.

Read More About The Reopening of the EPCOT Monorail

Disney World Holidays

So Disney World has BIG Plans for the holidays this year! Although there still won’t be a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year, instead, guests can attend a special after hours ticketed event called Disney Very Merriest After Hours party instead. This party will be similar to the After Hours Boo Bash for Halloween.

Magic Kingdom in the Holidays

Guests at the party will get to enjoy Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, as well as projections on Cinderella Castle throughout the night. Guests visiting during the holidays will also get to see holiday projections at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Holiday projections on the Tower of Terror

The EPCOT Festival of the Holidays will also return this year and run from November 26th through December 30th. There will also be festive cavalcades in the parks, along with Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll. Finally, Disney World resorts will get in on the holiday fun again with their wonderful gingerbread displays.

Chocolate Gingerbread House Replica at Disney’s Grand Floridian

It’s not even Halloween yet, but there’s plenty to get excited about if you plan on visiting Disney World over the holidays this year.

Here’s ALL the Holiday Entertainment Disney World Announced for 2021

So there you have it — the big Disney news you might have missed this week. We’ll be back next week with even more.

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Which Disney news item are you most excited about this week? Let us know in the comments.

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