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Disney’s ‘Tiana’s Bayou Adventure’ Opening Date Announced

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure which replaces Splash Mountain in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World and is inspired by Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’ movie will open to the public starting 28 June 2024.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure invites guests to join beloved characters Princess Tiana, Mama Odie, Louis, and all-new friends on a thrilling adventure, all set against the music and excitement of a New Orleans celebration. This new attraction will feature dozens of Audio-Animatronics figures, a foot-tapping soundtrack, and a celebration where everyone’s welcome.

Before the official opening date guests can expect a number of soft openings and media previews


FREE Disney Dining & Drinks at Walt Disney World for 2025 Holidays

Guests can book their 2025 Hotel and Ticket package early to enjoy Free Dining & Drinks. Offer is bookable from today (18th April) until 7th November 2024 and is available for most 2025 school holidays.

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Guests who book by 2nd July can save up to £300 on their holiday

From today, guests can take advantage of Free Disney Dining and Drinks at
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for holidays in 2025.

Guests booking a stay at participating Walt Disney World Resort Hotels along with a Park Ticket package between 18th April 2024 – 7th November 2024 can enjoy Free Disney Dining and Drinks. The offer applies to a minimum of five and maximum of 21 consecutive nights for selected arrivals between 7th January – 17th December 2025 – including most 2025 school holidays. 

Along with free dining and drinks, guests who book by 2nd July 2024 will also receive a £200 per Hotel and Ticket booking discount. Plus, if guests add a flight to Orlando to their package on disneyholidays.co.uk by 2nd July 2024, they can receive an additional £100 discount per booking.

What’s included with Disney package holidays when guests book between 18th April 2024 and 7th November 2024:

  •  Free dining & drinks (One Quick-Service Meal per day, a Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan or a Disney Dining Plan for use throughout your stay – dependant on participating Disney Resort hotel – list of participating resort hotels can be found here)
  • 14-day tickets for the price of 7! Offered exclusively in the UK and Ireland, Disney Magic Tickets are better value than at-the-gate tickets and are only available pre-departure
  • Memory Maker (worth $210) – which gives guests unlimited downloads of their family’s
    magical moments captured by Disney PhotoPass photographers at iconic park locations and on attractions across the resort
  • £200 discount per booking, if a Hotel and Ticket package is booked by 2nd July 2024
  • PLUS! An additional £100 discount per booking if guests include flights to Orlando displayed on disneyholidays.co.uk with their Hotel and Ticket package by 2nd July 2024
  • Guests will still be able to get a £100 saving on all package bookings when booking between 3rd July – 7th November 2024

    Disney Dining Plans represent outstanding quality, choice, value and flexibility for Disney Resort Hotel guests and offer a huge choice of up to 170 dining locations across the entire resort. There’s a world of wonderful cuisine to taste, from French to Italian, Mexican to Moroccan, fine dining to fast favourites, healthy delights – and even meals with Mickey and his friends.

    If guests want to eat light one day and splurge the next, meals and snacks can be redeemed at any time during the holiday. The dining plans also include a wide choice of beverages with each meal – including artisanal milkshakes, fresh smoothies, mocktails, sodas, hot drinks and alcoholic beverages.

New Study: Disney Generates $40 Billion in Annual Economic Impact in Florida

Walt Disney World Resort, one of the world’s most visited vacation destinations, generated $40 billion in economic impact across the state and more than a quarter of a million total jobs in fiscal year 2022, according to a new study from Oxford Economics

The study found that Disney, which has fueled Florida’s economy, tourism and small businesses for more than half a century, generated the following across the year:

  • $40.3 billion in total statewide economic impact.
  • 263,000 direct and indirect jobs – 1 out of every 32 jobs in the state.
    • This figure includes Disney’s workforce of 82,000 across the state. Within Central Florida, Disney directly supports 12%, or 1-in-8, of all jobs. For every direct job on-site at Disney, an additional 1.7 jobs are supported across Florida.
    • Without Disney’s statewide job impact, Florida’s unemployment would jump from 3% to 5.4%, which would take Florida from the 21st lowest unemployment rate among all 50 states to the second highest unemployment rate in the country.
    • Disney revenues and off-site visitor spending contributed to $12.1 billion in total labor income in fiscal year 2022.
  • $6.6 billion in tax revenue, including $3.1 billion in annual state and local tax revenue generated by Disney, visitors, employees and third-party businesses – helping to fund local schools, law enforcement, public safety, parks, roadways and more throughout Central Florida.
  • 2,500 Florida-based small businesses contracted to supply products and services to Disney World.
    • Part of the more than 8,500 small businesses across the country contracted by The Walt Disney Company.

The study, which was commissioned by Disney, also reflects the economic impact of Disney Signature Experiences in Florida, including Disney Vacation Club and Disney Cruise Line. The results are for fiscal year 2022, prior to the Reedy Creek Improvement District becoming the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District with the appointment of a new board.
About Oxford Economics: Oxford Economics is the world’s foremost independent economic advisory firm. Oxford Economics enables intelligent and responsible decision-making through the provision of timely, data-driven economic and business insights and solutions that clients trust.


First Look at Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana at EPCOT

Walt Disney World has shared some photos and video from inside Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana at EPCOT

Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana opens to the public later this year in the World Nature neighborhood in EPCOT. In the video below we can see Imagineers interacting with water as it goes on its journey. The whole experience will be themed, around the story of Moana.

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Disney Dining Plans Returning in 2024

Disney dining plans will be coming back as an option for those staying at Disney Resort hotels who purchase a vacation package with us starting with stays beginning Jan. 9, 2024, which will also open for bookings on May 31.

Dining plans, which offer guests the convenience and peace of mind of pre-paying for their meals and snacks.

Guests will be able to choose from two popular options: Packages that include either the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan or the Disney Dining Plan. Both plans will be a great value for families with young children with access to many spectacular food and beverage offerings across Walt Disney World.     

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