In just a few moments, Epcot's iconic Spaceship Earth will be transformed to the Death Star in celebration for the upcoming release of Rogue One – A Star Wars Story. As previously announced, the transformation is happening one night only (December 5, 2016). While a few Guests will have the opportunity to see this transformation in person as part of a special Disney Parks Blog event, the Walt Disney World Resort will stream the event beginning at 10:25 p.m.
The sophisticated vehicles that guests will be boarding on the new Ninjago - The Ride recently arrived at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort and are currently being programmed and tested. When Ninjago World debuts on January 12, kids of all ages will also be able to enjoy a completely new outdoor area (called the ninja training camp), a collection of hands-on attractions that will prepare them for the ultimate interactive adventure that awaits them on the new Ninjago - The Ride.
The Convention Center, its adjacent parking lot, as well as the Wedding Pavilion at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be closed for refurbishment Dec. 12–Jan. 1. During this time, these areas will be inaccessible to Guests. Work will take place during the day with potential noise impacts. The Convention Services office will continue to remain open during refurbishment, but the business center will relocate to the main building of the resort (at the old concierge desk).
As part of a special Disney Parks Blog meet-up in celebration of the Star Wars saga at Disney Parks and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Spaceship Earth (the icon of Epcot) will be temporarily transformed into the "Death Star" after park closing on Monday, Dec. 5. Space is limited, so only registered participants may attend in person. A live feed will be available on the official Disney Parks Blog, so all Disney theme park fans are encouraged to watch along online.
On Saturday, December 2, the reimagined and refreshed food and beverage locations at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort – known as Wind & Waves Grill, Market and Bar - officially opened to Guests staying at this beautiful resort. These new locations feature American cuisine with a focus on coastal Florida seafood and locally sourced produce, or refreshing cocktails made with Florida spirits. Locals and Guests alike will surely enjoy this relaxing, airy dining experience.
Disney's Animal Kingdom will welcome Pop Warner, the non-profit organization that provides youth football, cheer, and dance programs around the world, for an evening of fun on December 7, 2016. The event starts at 8:15 p.m. (the park will close at 6:30 p.m. to regular Guests). The majority of our park’s experiences will be available to Guests attending the event until midnight, including attractions, shows, character greetings, food and merchandise offerings, and added extras.