Islands of Adventure: Dragon Challenge Demolition Begins (PART 1)

Dragon Challenge permanently closed just a few weeks ago at Universal's Islands of Adventure, causing the number of the park's roller coasters to drop to two (three if we include Pteranodon Flyers). That being said, Islands of Adventure continues to offer plenty of thrill rides, including Doctor Doom's Fear Fall, Dudley Do Right's Ripsaw Falls, Jurassic Park River Adventure, and many more. We can also look forward to multiple new shows and attractions coming soon to this park.

Islands of Adventure: Dragon Challenge Demolition Begins (PART 2)

Thank you for joining us for the second part of our newest Universal's Islands of Adventure photo-report. As a reminder, PART 1 of this update includes more photos taken around this great park.
In the previous part, we walked around Port of Entry, Marvel Superhero Island, and Toon Lagoon. While there wasn't anything new to see there, you can expect quite a few interesting changes in other areas of the park, especially in Jurassic Park and Hogsmeade. Enjoy the rest of this tour.

New "Secret Menu Item" Coming Soon to the Magic Kingdom

To continue to present Guests with unique experiences, a new secret menu item will be introduced at Magic Kingdom Park later this fall. Secret menu items are unadvertised offerings that park Guests may learn about from a friend or discover on their own. While the details are a secret, the Walt Disney World Resort confirmed that Guests using the Mobile Order service on the My Disney Experience app may soon stumble across this new offering, which is “out-of-this-world!”

Backstage Construction Begins at Epcot for New Ratatouille Ride

The Walt Disney World Resort confirmed internally that construction has begun to take place in backstage areas of the France pavilion at Epcot. As announced at the D23 Expo 2017, the France pavilion will expand to welcome a “Ratatouille”-inspired attraction. Similar to Ratatouille: The Adventure at Disneyland Paris, this ride will allow Guests to shrink to Remy’s size and scurry to safety in a chase across a kitchen with the sights, sounds, and smells of Gusteau’s restaurant.

Brevard Zoo Rehabilitates and Returns Sea Turtle to the Ocean

Earlier this month in Satellite Beach, staff and volunteers from Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center released Gabriel, a subadult loggerhead. In July, Gabriel was found in a debilitated state in the Indian River Lagoon just south of Sebastian Inlet. He arrived emaciated and covered in barnacles, algae and leeches. Healing Center staff provided Gabriel with nutritious food (he gained 20 pounds in his first two months of rehabilitation), vitamins, and treatment for intestinal parasites.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Reopens to Guests

After having been closed for almost two weeks due to the damages caused by Hurricane Irma, the Walt Disney World Resort confirmed that Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground has reopened to Guests (it officially reopened on Wednesday, September 20). Dining reservations at the resort, including Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ, are also currently being accepted. Reservations may be made by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.