The real is made fantastic in a reimagining of Paris in a new section of the France pavilion at EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., featuring the new family-friendly attraction Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and new restaurant La Crêperie de Paris. The grand opening for the pavilion’s new section is set for Oct. 1, 2021, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. (Kent Phillips, photographer) Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Weekly Disney Roundup For March 7 – March 13, 2021

In this edition of the Weekly Disney Round-Up: Blizzard Beach reopens, Remy’s Adventure gets an opening date, plus we get a glimpse into the Disney Parks future.

This is your Disney news round-up for the week of March 7, 2021.

Screen Shot Showing the Main Street Confectionary's Hours of Operations as: "No Times Available" Until May 9, 2021.
Screen Shot Showing the Main Street Confectionary’s Hours of Operations as: “No Times Available” Until May 9, 2021.

Magic Kingdom

Main Street Confectionery To Close Until May 2021: Starting Monday, March 29, 2021, the Main Street Confectionery will be closed for refurbishment. Although an end date for this closure has not been announced by Disney, based upon further research, we believe the closure will likely last until at least May 2021.

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The grand opening for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is set for Oct. 1, 2021, at EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The family-friendly attraction makes guests feel as if they shrink to the size of Chef Remy as they scurry through Gusteau’s restaurant. It will open in an expanded section of the park’s France pavilion and will open as part of the 50th anniversary celebration for Walt Disney World. (Matt Stroshane, photographer) Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

EPCOT

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Gets An Opening Date: October 1, 2021: Huge news out of the Disney Parks camp today, as they officially announce October 1, 2021, as the opening date for EPCOT’s newest attraction: “Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure“.

Water Parks

Blizzard Beach Water Park Reopens: Blizzard Beach, one of two Walt Disney World Water Parks, officially reopened as of March 7, 2021. Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach did not reopen after WDW’s COVID-19 shutdown and subsequent theme park reopening in the summer of 2020.

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

Business of Disney

Your Phone Is Now Your Ticket-The Future of Disney Parks: Disney has announced that it will begin to launch a new service called MagicMobile in 2021.  It will be like having your MagicBand on your phone and will provide access to many features previously provided by MagicBands, like entry to the theme parks.

Disney Parks Releases a New Marketing Campaign: The Disney Park’s official YouTube page has released a new advertisement in hopes of bringing guests back into the Parks. The advertisement features shots from the Walt Disney World’s Parks, all of which show several of the new COVID-19 safety protocols at work.

Biggest Disney news this week: Disney’s new MagicMobile, or Remy’s opening date?