WDW Magazine - - Around The World - BY KIM­BERLY MASIMORE

Jan­uary into Fe­bru­ary is usu­ally a pretty slow time for big things to hap­pen in Dis­ney World. None­the­less, re­cent an­nounce­ments mean that big changes are on the way. More clo­sures have been an­nounced for Dis­ney’s Hol­ly­wood Studios as they be­gin to make way for Star Wars Land. Let’s take a look at some of the other new rev­e­la­tions over the past month:

Magic King­dom

t’s been quiet at the Magic King­dom. So, let’s take a look at the most re­cent ad­di­tion to the restau­rant fam­ily. The Jun­gle Nav­i­ga­tion Co. Ltd. Skip­per Can­teen, the Jun­gle Cruise themed restau­rant, is now open in Ad­ven­ture­land. Right now they only take walk-up reser­va­tions. This isn’t nec­es­sar­ily a bad thing.


Change is com­ing to Ep­cot's Imag­i­na­tion Pavil­ion. If you are a DVC mem­ber, you may want to take a look!

Trad­na­tion, a new French Cana­dian entertainment a ct w ill be per­form­ing i n the Canada Pavil­ion for a lim­ited time. Catch the new mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence five days a week un­til mid-april.

In case you missed all of our prior an­nounce­ments, Soarin’ is now closed. Soarin’ Around the World will de­but some­time in 2016. The orig­i­nal open­ing was pro­jected as the sum­mer of 2016, but there has been no spe­cific re-open­ing date con­firmed.

Dis­ney’s Hol­ly­wood Studios

Feel like a star when you make reser­va­tions at Min­nie's Sil­ver Screen Dine.

Say good­bye to Lights, Mo­tors, Ac­tion! Ex­treme Stunt Show. You still have about two months to see it be­fore it’s gone for good. Also leav­ing is the Stu­dio Cater­ing Co. and Honey I Shrunk the Kids play area in or­der to make way for Star Wars Land.

Kylo Ren joins the meet and greet at Star Wars Launch Bay this month.

The Force is strong at Dis­ney’s Hol­ly­wood Studios with Jedi Train­ing: Tri­als of the Tem­ple.

Club Vil­lain opened Jan­uary 16th. Ad­vanced reser­va­tions are rec­om­mended for this spe­cial tick­eted event.

Dis­ney’s An­i­mal King­dom

A “Lion Guard Ad­ven­ture” will be com­ing to An­i­mal King­dom start­ing Fe­bru­ary 7th. Based on a Dis­ney Chan­nel movie, this will be an in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ence through­out the park. It is ex­pected to last un­til late March.

Down­town Dis­ney/dis­ney Springs

There’s noth­ing new to an­nounce for Dis­ney Springs this month. How­ever, many new restau­rants and re­tail lo­ca­tions are on their way. Stay tuned!

Gen­eral In­for­ma­tion

Dis­ney’s mod­i­fied ver­sion of free din­ing is back! This time it’s for the sum­mer!

In case you missed it, se­cu­rity has in­creased at the Dis­ney Theme Parks. Make sure you know what to ex­pect and what is al­lowed be­fore your next trip.

Don’t for­get, clo­sures are sub­ject to change with­out no­tice. If you have your h eart set o n an at­trac­tion, be sure to check be­fore you go. Also, check the parks for changes the day of your ar­rival.

In be­tween is­sues, be sure to visit our Face­book page for the lat­est up­dates and events. Changes are hap­pen­ing all the time at Walt Dis­ney World and we want you to be the first to know what’s go­ing on. Plus, our page is full of all kinds of amaz­ing stuff! Don’t for­get to in­vite your friends to join us on­line. The more the merrier! 2016 is go­ing to be a big year!

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