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Magic Kingdom Changes Security Procedures

Effective April 3rd, 2017, guests parking at Magic Kingdom will go through metal detectors and have their bags searched at the Transportation & Ticket Center. The security checkpoint will be required before guests can access the Monorail or Ferry Boat systems. Guests arriving by bus will still go through a security checkpoint in front of the Magic Kingdom. The only alteration we see for bus riders thus far is that security tents have been set up closer to the bus stops.

In addition to the changes above, the three Disney Resorts that have Monorail stops (Polynesian Resort, Contemporary Resort, and Grand Floridian) will have added security checkpoints before you can get on the Monorail to travel to the parks.

These measures not only protect travelers on the Monorail, but it alleviates some of the congestion guests feel while trying to enter the Magic Kingdom. The only unfortunate side effect of this new procedure will be that resort hopping will be a little more tedious and time consuming than it has been in the past.

Na'vi River Journey

A New Look Inside Pandora – The World of Avatar

During the Oscars last night, James Cameron gave us another sneak peak of what guests can expect from the new attraction “Avatar Flight of Passage”, which will allow guests to ride a Banshee over the world of Pandora.

The new land will also include the attraction we’ve had a preview of before, the family-friendly Na’vi River Journey, an experience that will send guests through a bio luminescent rain forest. The journey will end in an unforgettable encounter with the Na’vi Shaman of Songs, a figure who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora. Guests will also be able to dine at Satu’li Canteen, grab a drink at Pongu Pongu, and shop at Windtraders.

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2019 Can’t Come Soon Enough for Disney Parks

We’re only two years away from Star Wars Land opening on both coasts, and fans are excited for the Parks’ fresh themes. On Tuesday, Disney announced a 5% year-over-year decline in attendance for it’s 4th quarter; a number which Star Wars Land is sure to invert, to say the least.

After Disney acquired Lucasfilm and began production on the theatrical releases of the new movies, it seemed inevitable that Star Wars would be incorporated in the Parks. While Disney announced plans for Star Wars Land back in 2015, the timeline for the projects wasn’t released until Tuesday, February 7th, 2017.

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Choza Tequila Bar Coming To EPCOT

Confirmed: Choza Tequila Bar is coming to Epcot’s Mexico Pavillion! Here, you’ll find refreshing hand-crafted margaritas and classic Mexican cuisine like tacos, empanadas, chips and fresh guacamole.

We do not yet have a confirmed date, but rumors say March 2017!

(Maybe you can grab a couple drinks before heading over to wait in a two hour line for Frozen Ever After!)