Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue CHANGES, a Temporary CLOSURE, and More Disney News from This Week

If you’ve been busy with work, school, vacation, etc. you may have missed ALL of the things that happened this week in Disney World and beyond!

The summer crowds are arriving in Disney World

So today we’re sharing the five biggest Disney news stories of the week to keep you updated.

Changes Coming to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue When It Reopens

Many Disney World guests are excited about the reopening of the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show on June 23rd. Reservations are now available, but before you make that reservation, you might want to know about some changes coming to the show.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

According to Disney, “Hoop-Dee-Doo will return bright and fresh with a new audio and lighting system and a few updates to its script and scenery, while staying true to the experience guests know and love.” The stage lighting has been upgraded to LED, while the show’s sound quality has also been enhanced.

Click Here to Read More About the CHANGES Coming to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

Festival of the Lion King to Temporarily Close

A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is set to close for a little bit. The show, which is a modified version of Festival of the Lion King, will close on July 5th but will reopen again as Festival of the Lion King on July 16th. 

Tumble Monkeys are coming back!

Many aspects of the original show will return with it, including the tumble monkeys and acrobatic birds.

Click Here to Learn More About the Festival of the Lion King CLOSURE and CHANGES

Change Made to How Annual Passholders Get Discounts at Disney World

There is also a change that has been made to Disney World’s Annual Passholder program, specifically when it comes to getting discounts. Annual Passholders are now required to show their pass through the My Disney Experience app, along with their ID, to receive a discount on things like food and merchandise at Disney World.

50th Anniversary Annual Passholder Card

Previously, Annual Passholders only needed to show their physical Annual Pass card along with an ID. Disney has now taken it digital. So keep that in mind if you’re an Annual Passholder. You’ll find your pass on the My Disney Experience app by clicking on the three lines in the bottom right corner of the screen and choosing “Tickets and Passes.”

See More About the CHANGE Made to How Annual Passholders Get Discounts at Disney World

EPCOT’s Guest Relations Gets a Makeover

Guest Relations in EPCOT might surprise you the next time you’re there because it now looks completely different.

It’s Changed!

According to Imagineer Zach Riddley, Guest Relations was updated to match the current “visual identity” seen in the World Celebration area of EPCOT that has already been established by Creations Shop and Connections Café and Eatery.

A Look Inside

Another fun thing you can see at this spot is the full-color version of the EPCOT five-ring logo.

Click Here to See MORE About EPCOT’s Guest Relations Makeover

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

This week we also got the grand opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT!

Everyone wants a chance to ride.

We shared a look at just how much the Pay-Per-Ride option will cost you, how quickly the Pay-Per-Ride option sold out, and how long it took for the virtual queue to fill up as well.


We also gave you a FULL look at the Guardians of the Galaxy-themed merchandise you can now get, along with a peek at opening-day crowds.

We LOVE this.

To see our spoiler-free review of the ride, click here. Or you can click here to see our thoughts, spoilers and all!

Click here to watch our AllEars TV video all about Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind!


As a bonus, we want to mention some other big things that have happened this week, like how the FREE water situation has changed a bit at Magic Kingdom

Things are Changing!

…and how we’ve gotten TONS (and we mean TONS!) of Star Wars news from Star Wars Celebration!

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From news about new merchandise, to an update on The Mandalorian season 3, and MORE — be sure to check back with us for Star Wars Celebration coverage.

Click here to see the biggest announcements from Star Wars Celebration!

Those are the biggest news stories of the week, but we’re covering Disney news EVERY DAY, so be sure to check back with us often for more!

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