Space 220 Opens, Rise of the Resistance Ditches Boarding Groups, and MORE Disney News!

As we gear up for Disney World’s big 50th Anniversary Celebration, we’re still trying to keep up with all the news coming out of the parks and the company.

Cinderella Castle

And although it’s been a relatively quiet week, we’ve still got some news that you might have missed this week.

So let’s get to it!

Mobile Order Added To Candy Shops

Disney World’s Mobile Order just got expanded to even more locations — you can now mobile order candy and other goodies from  Candy Cauldron at Disney SpringsKaramell-Küche at EPCOTZuri’s Sweets Shop at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Goofy’s Candy Company at Disney Springs.

Mobile Order is now available here!

In addition, Main Street Confectionery will also have Mobile Order available when it reopens. We’ll take a Caramel Apple to go!

Ordering Your Favorite Snacks Just Got MUCH Easier in Disney World

Disney World’s Electrical Water Pageant Gets Update

Disney has announced that the Electrical Water Pageant will be getting a 50th anniversary update. It will soon feature “celebratory scenes” that will include “The Magic is Calling,” the 50th anniversary anthem.

Electrical Water Pageant

The new scenes will bookend the show — guests can catch it nightly around the Seven Seas Lagoon every 15 minutes between 9PM to 10:30PM.

Disney World’s Electrical Water Pageant is FINALLY Getting an Update!

Space 220 Opening

The highly-anticipated Space 220 Restaurant at EPCOT has officially opened, and we were there with a first look. The restaurant features a “space elevator” that takes you to a space station way above the Earth where guests can dine on “out-of-this-world” fare.

Space 220

So if you’ve ever wanted to eat in space, you can either try for an advance dining reservation or get in line to access the Space 220 Lounge.

PHOTOS: EPCOT’s Space 220 is OPEN — Here’s What It’s Like

Rise of the Resistance Line Switches To Standby

This week also saw the end of boarding groups on Rise of the Resistance at in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Earlier this week, the line switched to standby-only, and we saw some pretty long lines, although we’ve seen the wait time posted as low as 60 minutes.

Line was down to 60 minutes around 3PM

Guests will have a chance to bypass the line for this attraction when Disney Genie launches with the Individual Attraction Selection service.

What It’s Like to Ride Rise of the Resistance WITHOUT a Boarding Group in Disney World

Disneyland’s Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin Gets Update

Over at Disneyland, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is getting a “more relevant” update that includes changing Jessica Rabbit’s role in the attraction. Jessica will become the lead character on the attraction!

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

The ride will be getting a new storyline that follows Jessica in this new role, as a private detective, who is working to find out who’s behind a wave of crime in Toontown.

NEWS: Roger Rabbit Car Toon Spin Will Get a NEW Storyline in Disneyland


Disney+ is celebrating its two-year anniversary by once more declaring November 12th as Disney+ Day. On that day, the streaming service will offer some brand new content, as well as a “special presentation on Disney+” that will include sneak peeks at upcoming releases.


On November 12th, subscribers will get access to over 11 new series, shorts and movies including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jungle Cruise, Home Sweet Home Alone, Olaf Presents, and more!

Why Disney+ Subscribers Should Clear Their Calendar for November 12th

Those are the biggest Disney stories of this week, but stay tuned because we’ll be back with more news real soon.

Is EPCOT’s Space 220 Worth the Price Tag?

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One Reply to “Space 220 Opens, Rise of the Resistance Ditches Boarding Groups, and MORE Disney News!”

  1. I am very disappointed with Genie/Genie+/Genie$$$ replacing fast passes. This is clearly a new revenue stream for Disney, not an improvement of their customer experience. When I think of booking a trip, I think of this and drop the idea.