Weekly Disney Roundup For February 28 – March 6, 2021

In this edition of the Weekly Disney Round-Up: Topiaries arrive at EPCOT ahead of the Flower and Garden Festival, a new baby rhino has made its way to Kilimanjaro Safaris, plus we get our first new Moana themed rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

This is your Disney news round-up for the week of February 28, 2021.

New flags arrive at EPCOT!
New flags arrive at EPCOT!

EPCOT

2021 Topiaries Arrive At EPCOT: Disney horticulturists have installed many of the beautiful topiaries featuring favorite characters, as well as many impressive flower beds.

New Pavilion Flags Installed Near Entrance of EPCOT: Disney Imagineer Zach Riddles shared photos on his Instagram account of Cast Members raising the flags representing the pavilions of EPCOT on newly installed flag poles near the entrance to Spaceship Earth in EPCOT.

A baby rhino has made its way to the savannah.
A baby rhino has made its way to the savannah.

Animal Kingdom

Baby Rhino A Part of Kilimanjaro Safaris: A baby rhino named Ranger is now, together with his mom, exploring the savanna on Kilimanjaro Safaris where guests can see him explore his newfound home.

New Moana-themed rooms at the Polynesian.
New Moana-themed rooms at the Polynesian.

Hotel and Resorts

Take a Look the New Moana-Themed Rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: Disney has been working on the Polynesian Village Resort for some time now, changing the structure of the Great Ceremonial House lobby and completely rebuilding the monorail station.  However, while most of the resort rooms have been shuttered (aside from the Vacation Club villas), Disney has been adding a Moana theme to the property’s rooms.

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

Business of Disney

Disney+ Pricing Increases on March 26, 2021: Disney+ has revealed on their home page that the price of the service will increase from $6.99 to $7.99 (or $79.99 per year) starting on Friday, March 26, 2021. The change will impact all monthly and annual subscription renewals that happen on or after March 26.

What We’ve Been Up To

Biggest Disney news this week: Moana room updates, or the installation of EPCOT’s new flags?