Magic Kingdom Park
New! Sunglass Hut Coming to Magic Kingdom: Island Supply by Sunglass Hut in Adventureland will re-open on Jan. 8 and feature Sunglass Hut products.
New! Magic Kingdom Park Hours Extended: Magic Kingdom will be extending operating hours on Saturday, January 10, 2015 . Park close has been changed from 10:00pm to 11:00pm.
Reminder! Dole Whip to Be Offered at Sunshine Tree Terrace: On December 24, Disney Parks Blog announced that the famous Dole Whip pineapple soft serve will also be available at Sunshine Tree Terrace at Magic Kingdom. Previously, it was only available at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom Park.
New! IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party Reservations Now Open for January and February: This sparkling soiree will take place select Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at Epcot’s Showcase Plaza — an exclusive setting perfect for viewing “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.” Sample sweets from around the globe, such as traditional Moroccan baklava, Italian tiramisu, French chocolate ganache tarts and more. IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party reservations are now open for January and February. Cost to attend is $49 for adults and $29 for children ages 3-9. For reservations, visit Disneyworld.com/dine or call 407-WDW-DINE.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
New! Creature Comforts To Become Quick Service Restaurant: Creature Comforts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will close after park close Jan. 4. It will reopen in summer of 2015 as a quick-service restaurant. Guests can buy merchandise that was sold in Creature Comforts in other Disney’s Animal Kingdom stores. The MyMagic+ service center that was located in Creature Comforts will also close. The service center will reopen in a new location in spring of 2015.
New! Discovery Island to Have Additional Construction Walls in January: Disney’s Animal Kingdom is well on its way to bringing the largest expansion in the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park to life. As this work continues, additional construction walls will be placed on Discovery Island to accommodate the expansion efforts. Walls will go up in front of Flame Tree Barbecue for area development. These walls are anticipated to remain into March. Walls will also surround much of Island Mercantile as the area in front of the location is enhanced to coincide with the other Discovery Island/Hub work. The location will remain open, and at this time, the MyMagic+ kiosks will remain operational, too.
Reminder! Flame Tree Barbecue to Close Temporarily Starting Jan. 5: Beginning Jan. 5, construction will start at Flame Tree Barbecue, which will result in an approximate three month closure. During the refurbishment, which is anticipated to last until early April, enhancements will be made to the location by adding additional covered seating areas, covering choice Guest walkways to some pavilion seating areas and extending the roof over the main building to offer additional cover for Guests waiting to place their order. Since the food offerings at Flame Tree Barbecue are favorites amongst Guests, a selection of them will be offered at existing kiosks throughout the park during the downtime.