Join us for episode 11 of the Theme Park Trader podcast!

Show notes:

Soarin’ Around The World

Dan and I discuss opening dates for Soarin’ in Shanghai, Disneyland and Walt Disney World and talk through the fact you can now book FastPass+ for the new attraction. We chat through some of the new locations that are going to be visited on the new journey as well as talk through some of our memories of the original attraction including those made rushes for FastPasses before FastPass+!

More on Soarin’ Around the World in my blog post here.

FREE Disney Dining Offer now live at Walt Disney World

Dan and I discuss Free Disney Dining at Walt Disney World and talk through some of the reasons as to why you might want to book your trip to take advantage of this offer.

If you were interested in free dining for your trip you can head over to the WDW site and book your trip here.

Toy Story Land Attraction Names Confirmed

Dan and I talk through everything we now know about the two new attractions being built for Toy Story Land (in addition to Midway Mania).

More on the official names here.

Animal Kingdom Nighttime Events

The park hours and opening day for extended hours has finally been revealed for Memorial Day Weekend. Dan and I talk through what we think of all of the extra events going on in the evening including:

  • Jungle Book show temporarily replacing Rivers of Light
  • Harambe Parti
  • Discovery Island Carnivale
  • Attractions that are open later into the night
  • Tree of Life Awakening
  • Tiffins Restaurant + our thoughts on the menu items that have been revealed so far

More on Animal Kingdom nighttime events including information on opening date and times can be found here.

House of Blues Closing at DownTown Disney at Disneyland

We chat through the reasons behind the closure and what to expect from the new location at GardenWalk Center.

More on the closure here.

Next Generation  AVATAR Audio-Animatronic

Dan and I give our thoughts on the Navi animatronic revealed for Pandora: A World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The detail really is incredible as you can see:

Navi Audio Animatronic close-up

Jungle Book thoughts

We end this weeks podcast with me discussing my thoughts on the new Jungle Book movie!

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