Here is a weekly recap of the latest commentary around “The World”
**Walt Disney World Tickets and Annual Passes are on the rise again. Here are the specifics:
· The Premium Annual Pass which includes water park admission increases to $754.
· For Florida Residents an Annual Pass will increase to $485, Florida Resident Premium Annual Pass to $605, and a Florida Resident Seasonal Pass form to $319.
· All single day park tickets will increase $4.00.
**Cinderella Castle moat is being drained today for a refurbishment project with no confirmation on a completion date. Picture below will resemble how the castle moat will appear.
**Installation of topiaries at Epcot and Flower Garden Festival has begun. To date the following have been put in: Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, the princesses on the bridge between the United Kingdom and France and in the United Kingdom Peter Pan and Winnie the Pooh.
I am so excited about this next feature…. This year’s topiaries will debut realistic faces in place of the past faceless creations.
**Casey’s Corner in the Magic Kingdom reopens with expanded indoor seating. The bleachers and movie screen have been removed. The outdoor seating is still under construction.
**Minnie and Mickey in their Festival of Fantasy parade costumes have been released.
**The Polynesian Resort lobby is currently scheduled for refurbishment sometime in March. Lobby desks are to resemble the podiums at Art of Animation. Cast members can walk out from behind them to easily assist guests.
**Walt Disney World has debuted their 2014 refillable drink mugs, these will be Rapid Fill mugs and will appear at each resort as the current stock runs out.
**Disney Princess Half Marathon- Cinderella’s Royal Family 5K, Disney Enchanted 10K, and Glass Slipper Challenge took place this weekend. Our own Two Moms and a Mouse, Nicole participated in The P-5K! Congratulations to her!