In just a few short months, Universal Orlando visitors will be able to explore the brand-new Reign of Kong themed area at Universal's Islands of Adventure.
Our weekly construction updates show that progress continues to be made at a very fast pace within the boundaries of this new section of the park, as plenty of new themed elements are spotted each time we visit the park. This time we will focus on the torches and canes seen near the future entrance of this new land.

In the past few days, some of our Readers lamented the fact that the new menu of Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe (located in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom) no longer includes barbecue options that many seemed to appreciate a lot.
Earlier today, the Walt Disney World Resort announced that the nearby Tortuga Tavern (a seasonal restaurant located in Adventureland) will get a brand-new menu starting tomorrow (October 14) that will include barbecue sandwiches.

In order to give Guests more time to enjoy the park, operating hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme park have been extended today (Oct. 13) until 7 p.m.
Offerings available during the additional hour will be updated for Guests in the My Disney Experience app and website. The park's Guest Relations Help Desk will also be able to provide an update on any offerings being added. Be sure to stay tuned here on Orlando Theme Park News for more advisories and updates.

Last weekend, local major league soccer player Adrian Winter visited Discovery Cove for a fun-filled ‘staycation’ in Orlando. During his visit, Adrian relaxed by exploring the tropical reefs and winding rivers, and coming face-to-face with dozens of different animals. The real kicker of Adrian’s visit was getting to meet, interact and swim with Roxy, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. He also learned first-hand from a trainer about what it takes to care for these beautiful animals.

Later this year, a new special event venue will open Disney’s Hollywood Studios that will host a variety of exciting, new entertainment experiences over time.
Located on Sunset Boulevard, "Sunset Showcase" will initially open with Club Disney where Guests will be able to join Mickey Mouse and his friends on the dance floor. Additionally, a DJ Club Host will play popular Radio Disney songs as the floor and walls come alive with vivid images from classic Disney movies.

Guests visiting the Disney Springs area should note that work is taking place in the Orange Garage to apply floor coating to high traffic areas near the elevators in the pedestrian travel pathway. Application of the floor coating is expected to continue to take place in sections to avoid impacting Guests. Several fans will be in place to eliminate strong odors as much as possible (you can rest assured that the odor is not harmful). Continue reading to learn more.