Disney World Closes, a Figment Movie, and More News You Missed

Let’s face it — it was quite a week for Disney news.

Hurricane Ian arrives in Disney World

Most of the news was about Hurricane Ian and its impact on Disney World, but we also saw some holiday deals arrive for Disneyland, as well as learned more about some upcoming movies. So let’s get to the biggest stories, shall we?

Hurricane Ian Arrives in Florida

Prior to Hurricane Ian’s arrival, Orlando International Airport closed, as well as Disney World. After the hurricane made landfall, it made its way through the rest of Florida, dumping record amounts of rain on Disney World. Eventually, Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm.

Hurricane Ian hitting Central Florida

Disney World shared reopening details, and planned to “resume theme park and Disney Springs operations in a phased approach starting on Friday, September 30th.”

Going to Disney World After Hurricane Ian? What You Need to Know.

After Hours Events Returning to Disney World

Disney recently announced that after hours events would return to Disney World in 2023. These events will happen in Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and will start in January.

EPCOT at night

Tickets will range in price, but we’ve got the full list of ticket prices and events here. Guests can purchase tickets to attend on select nights between January 4th and April 19th.

Disney World Released All the Prices and Dates for 2023 After Hours Events

EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Details

We also got more information about this year’s EPCOT Festival of the Holidays. First off, we now have a full list of the food booths we’ll see this year. This year’s Cookie Stroll will also feature two more options! Holiday entertainment is also returning this year, and we know all the showtimes.

Festival of the Holidays 2021

Finally, Disney gave us the list of this year’s celebrity narrators for the Candlelight Processional. The EPCOT Festival of the Holidays will begin on November 25th and run through December 30th.

Everything RETURNING to the 2022 Festival of the Holidays in EPCOT

DuckTales Showcase Adventure Coming To EPCOT

We’ve been waiting for a LONG time for Disney to announce the reimagining of EPCOT’s World Showcase Adventure, and we FINALLY got an update this week. The DuckTales World Showcase Adventure will open later this year! 


The new World Showcase Adventure will be expected to be entirely played on the Play Disney Parks Mobile App.

DuckTales World Showcase Adventure Is Coming to EPCOT This Year!

Movie News

Okay, so there are a FEW huge movie news stories we have to share. First, a Figment movie is in the works. Yes, you read that right: Figment is getting a movie by Seth Rogen, Dan Hernandez, and Benji Samit.


But wait, there’s more! Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds spilled the beans this week about Deadpool 3 with the bombshell announcement that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine will be making an appearance in the new movie. Things are about to get really interesting in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

ALERT: Hugh Jackman Returning to Play Wolverine in Marvel’s New Deadpool Movie!

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