Weekly Disney Roundup For April 18 – April 23, 2021

In this edition of the Weekly Disney Round-Up: several popular attractions will soon reopen, mobile order adds 3 new food locations, and construction continues on Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

This is your Disney news round-up for the week of April 18, 2021.

Mobile Order Option Now Appears on Sunshine Tree Terrace's Landing Page
Mobile Order Option Now Appears on Sunshine Tree Terrace’s Landing Page

Magic Kingdom

PeopleMover Set to Reopen: Disney World President Jeff Vahle posted on his Instragram account that the PeopleMover will reopen this weekend – either on April 24 or 25!

Select Snack Stands Now Mobile Order Friendly: We are learning that mobile ordering is coming to several snack locations around Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

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Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Disney Cruise Line

Disney to Reveal Information on Newest Ship-The Disney Wish: Disney is planning to reveal more details about the new Disney Cruise Line Ship, the Disney Wish, on Thursday, April 29 at 11 am ET during a grand unveiling broadcast called “Once Upon a Disney Wish.”

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Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc., Instagram. All Rights Reserved

Animal Kingdom

Festival of the Lion King Making a Mid-May Return: One of the most popular live entertainment shows at Walt Disney World is getting ready to make a comeback. Walt Disney World President Jeff Vahle posted on his Instagram account a photo of the cast and crew rehearsing “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King,” which will start performances mid-May at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Hotel and Resorts

Construction Continues on Polynesian Monorail Station: Disney continues to make progress on the overall refurbishment of the Polynesian Village Resort. Construction is also well underway on the new monorail station and the Moana theme installation.

Boardwalk Inn Reopening Date: Disney has announced a date when the Boardwalk Inn will reopen after the COVID-19 closure.  The Boardwalk joins the Polynesian, Beach Club, and Wilderness Lodge, which all now have reopening dates.

 

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Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Earth Day 2021

Disney Solar Farms Produce Enough Power for 65,000 Homes: Disney has focused on the environment for decades, going back to Walt himself and his film projects that showcased nature and animals. Today, Disney continues that environmental legacy with investments in solar to help provide energy for its parks and resorts around the world.

Biggest Disney news this week:  the return of Festival of the Lion King, or the addition of more Mobile Ordering locations?