DISNEY NEWS ROUNDUP: Details & Dates Released for Halloween Event; Another Character Dining Location Reopening; Canada Movie Closing; Avengers Campus Opens & More!

This week, fans of Halloween finally got the most important details on the upcoming Disney After Hours Boo Bash, and we got word that another character dining location was reopening. We’re keeping a close eye on the closing of the Circle-Vision movie in the Canada pavilion, and another new scene has been added to the Jungle Cruise. Over in California, it was a big week with the opening of Avengers Campus, and Adventures by Disney released details on some cool new itineraries. Full details below in this week’s news roundup.


1 – Dates and Prices for the All-New Disney After Hours Boo Bash Released

A new Halloween-themed event is spiriting its way into Magic Kingdom Park this fall at Walt Disney World. This event replaces Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which will not take place this year. “Disney After Hours Boo Bash” will take place select nights Aug. 10 – Oct. 31, 2021. New details were released this week, including dates for the event, prices, and what the event will offer. Tickets for this hauntingly fun-filled three-hour event will go on sale on June 15 and can be purchased online or by calling 407-939-4240. Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can book their tickets as early as June 8. Check out the link below for more information!

Click here for details on the all-new Disney After Hours Boo Bash coming this fall to Magic Kingdom.

2 – Tusker House Reopening in June – Reservations Now Open

Another character dining experience is reopening this June! Tusker House, which has remained closed during the phased reopening, will reopen on June 20. The restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a family-style menu, instead of the buffet-style that the restaurant has offered in the past. Donald, Goofy, and Mickey will greet guests from a distance during meals. Reservations are now open. Learn more about the new menu below.

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Breakfast will $42 per adult and $27 per child.

Pastries Basket

Safari Bread, Multigrain Croissants and Cornbread served with Whipped Butter, Nutella, and Strawberry Preserves

Fresh Fruit

Fresh Fruit with Honey Yogurt sauce

Breakfast Platter

Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Mickey and Simba-shaped Waffles, Bacon, Sausage, Durban Chicken-Egg Curry with Jasmine Rice

Lunch and Dinner

Lunch and dinner are $55 per adult and $42 per child


Assorted House-made Breads: served with Hummus, Coriander and Mango Chutney

African Inspired Salads: Kachumbari and Arcadian Green Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing


Moroccan Spiced Beef, Spit-Roasted Herb Chicken, Cape Malay Green Curry Shrimp, Berber Marinated Park


Green beans with carrots and corn, jasmine rice, roasted potatoes, house-made macaroni and cheese


Animal inspired mini desserts

3 – Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure – Now Open

Super Heroes assembled to celebrate the momentous dedication of Avengers Campus on June 2 in an epic ceremony at Disney California Adventure Park. Teaming up with Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and more, Disney CEO Bob Chapek unveiled the new land, which is now open! Avengers Campus brings together Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for the common good, and they’re calling all recruits to join the action: Team up with the Avengers and their allies; sling webs with Spider-Man, taste-test inventive food and drinks and become part of a bigger universe. Kids and guests of all ages will find their powers as they encounter some of their favorite Super Heroes, with a chance to live out their own heroic story. Learn more about this new land at the link below!

Click here for more on the Avengers Campus! Now open at Disney California Adventure!


4 – Jungle Cruise Update – New Explorers Up the Pole Scene at Magic Kingdom

This week Walt Disney Imagineering gave an update on the progress over at the Jungle Cruise in Magic Kingdom. Check out the Instagram post below for the details!

We just wanted to POINT out the exciting progress Imagineering teams made last night on the #JungleCruise enhancements at @WaltDisneyWorld Resort! [Now], Magic Kingdom Park guests aboard the attraction can meet our trapped safari of new characters, including Felix Penchman XIII, the Skipper who led this expedition up a tree! We are excited for guests to see them for themselves at @Disneyland when the Jungle Cruise reopens on July 16!


5 – Canada Far and Wide Closing – Reason Unknown

According to the Walt Disney World calendar, Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 will close on Sunday, June 27. The attraction remains closed as far as the calendar goes. No reason has been given. Many are speculating that the attraction theater might once again be used for the Food and Wine Festival, which begins on July 15. In 2019, the theater was used as the location of a Food and Wine kiosk. Considering the film is relatively new, (it was updated in January 2020), this seems likely. We will update you as we learn more.

6 – In Case You Missed It…

Missing Walt Disney World? Check out our Instagram post below! Recently, while riding Splash Mountain, our boat stopped right at the top for a few seconds. It was amazing! Check out the video below!


7 – Adventures by Disney Introduces New England Vacation and Expands Private Adventure Destinations in 2022

Starting May 2022, families will venture to one of America’s most scenic destinations with Adventures by Disney to explore the magnificent sights and world-famous flavors of New England. The brand-new guided vacation to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine offers families the chance to discover the historical charm and unique culture of this celebrated region.

Also in 2022, travelers will have yet another way to experience some of the world’s most sought-after destinations as Adventures by Disney adds six more itineraries to its roster of Private Adventures. Led by a Private Adventure Guide, these trips are designed for a smaller group of travelers and offer flexible booking dates.

Bookings for both the new Adventures by Disney New England vacation and added Private Adventures open to the public on June 11. More details on all 2022 Adventures by Disney vacations can be found on AdventuresByDisney.com.

Step Back in Time in New England

Known for its quaint seaside villages, historic cities, breathtaking landscapes and incredible food, New England has always been a popular vacation getaway. As travelers journey on this Adventures by Disney itinerary through the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington and nearby Stowe, Vermont, the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Bar Harbor, Maine, they will discover all of this and more, connecting with the people and culture of the region. With bike rides through Burlington, carriage tours through Acadia National Park, lobster feasts in Bar Harbor and tours of covered bridges in Vermont, families will experience life as a New Englander and get a glimpse of all that makes this part of the U.S. so captivating.

Highlights of the eight-day, seven-night New England adventure include:

  • A morning of exploration at the Shelburne Museum, where families will work with a 19th-century printing press, visit the Locomotive 220 — which pulled trains carrying U.S. presidents Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower — and ride a vintage carousel. Shelburne Museum is also renowned for its famed Folk Art collection.
  • A stay at the historical Trapp Family Lodge, the former home of Maria and Baron von Trapp. There, guests will learn the story of how the famous von Trapp family left their home in the hills of Austria and settled in the picturesque hills of Vermont.
  • An afternoon cruise along Lake Champlain on Vermont’s largest cruise ship and floating restaurant. Families will enjoy lunch and a narrated adventure aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen.
  • Active adventures in the skies, as guests take part in zip-tour, tree-top and sky bridge experiences in Stowe.
  • A leisurely bike ride, with stops at Oakledge Park, the Burlington Earth Clock and North Beach. Families will also experience Burlington’s vibrant downtown area.
  • Coastal explorations of Bar Harbor with a sailing aboard a two-mast schooner and a kayaking tour along the scenic shoreline.
  • Journeys through Acadia National Park with horse-drawn carriage rides along the park’s historic roads and a coach tour of the spectacular vistas of Sand Beach, Otter Point, Jordan Pond, Thunder Hole and Cadillac Mountain.
  • A sampling of authentic New England cuisine, including a lobster and clam bake dinner with views overlooking the waterfront in Bar Harbor, a serving of traditional popovers and tea at Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park and fresh farm-to-table dining at Clemmons Family Farm in Vermont.

Adventures by Disney will offer 10 New England departures between May and October 2022, four of which are reserved for adult guests. Three of the adult-exclusive departures are scheduled during prime leaf-peeping season, the time of year when many travelers venture to New England to see the fall foliage.

A New Way to Travel the World in 2022 and Beyond

Adventures by Disney is more than doubling its recently introduced Private Adventures vacation portfolio, offering families even more flexibility and ways to visit some of the world’s must-see places. Newly introduced Private Adventures include Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia; England and France; New Zealand; Australia; South Africa; and Ireland.

Offering the signature storytelling and Disney service of an Adventures by Disney guided adventure, Private Adventures provide families and friends with the convenience of traveling with their preferred party of up to 12 guests. Booking dates are flexible, pending the seasonality of certain destinations, and unlike guided group tour experiences, there is no minimum travel age with the exception of Peru and South Africa (ages 6 and above).

The 11 Private Adventures will feature many of the highlights from Adventures by Disney guided group tours, combined with unique experiences designed for a smaller group of travelers, such as a guided tour of Te Puia geothermal park in New Zealand, a full-day sailing excursion along the outer reef in Australia or a privately guided tour of Robben Island in South Africa.

With exceptional service, storytelling and authentic cultural experiences, all Adventures by Disney vacations are designed to appeal to the interests and needs of the entire family, allowing parents, grandparents and young adventurers to discover the world together.

To learn more about Adventures by Disney or to book a vacation, guests can visit AdventuresByDisney.com, call 1-800-543-0865 or contact a travel agent.

What’s New and Happening Now at Walt Disney World Resort

2021 Taste of EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival – Now Through July 5, 2021

Click here for what you need to know about the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival!

Click here to see photos and video of the Menu Boards with pricing for easy trip planning!

Click here to see photos and video of the different topiaries around EPCOT!

Click here for photos and video of our visit to the Flower and Garden Festival!

Click here to see photos of some of the food we have enjoyed at the 2021 Flower and Garden Festival.

Blizzard Beach – Now Open

Click here to learn more about visiting Blizzard Beach During the Phased Reopening

Coming Soon to Walt Disney World

Summer Resort Reopenings

  • July 2 – BoardWalk Inn
  • Late July 2021 – Polynesian Village Resort

July 15 – November 2021 – The 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Click here for details on the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

August 10 – October 31, 2021 – Disney After Hours Boo Bash

Click here to learn about the all-new Disney After Hours Boo Bash coming in fall 2021 at Magic Kingdom.

October 1, 2021 – The Most Magical Celebration – 50 Years of Walt Disney World

Click here for details on “The Most Magical Celebration,” which begins on October 1, 2021, on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World and runs for 18 months.

October 1, 2021 – Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure & France Pavilion Expansion Opens

Click here for more on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure & France Pavilion Expansion – What We Know So Far

Jungle Cruise – Updated in Phases, while remaining open to guests in 2021

Click here to learn about the updates coming to The Jungle Cruise at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Park.

Star Wars Hotel – 2022

Click here for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser-What We Know So Far About the Upcoming Star Wars Themed Hotel Coming to Disney World

EPCOT Reimagined – Now Through 2022 and Beyond

Click here for what we know about the New EPCOT and what’s coming!


New and Coming Soon to Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resort – Now Open

Click here for more details on Disneyland Parks now open and welcoming guests.

Click here for details on the reimagined Snow White’s Enchanted Wish – now open!

Click here for details on Disneyland Attraction & Entertainment Reopenings

Click here for details on new ways to experience Disney Characters at Disneyland Resort during the phased reopening.

Click here for 10 Ways to Use the Disneyland App and Digital Technology When Visiting the Disneyland Resort.

Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure – Now Open

Click here for more on the Avengers Campus! Now open at Disney California Adventure!

Click here for details on food and beverage offerings inside Avengers Campus.

Click here for information on merchandise available inside Avengers Campus.

Coming Soon to Disney Cruise Line

The Disney Wish

Click here for an overview of the next Disney Cruise Line Ship – The Disney Wish – Coming Summer 2022

Click here for information on bookings for the inaugural season in summer 2022.

Itineraries in 2022

Click here to learn about Summer 2022 Itineraries on the Disney Cruise Line

Click here to learn about Early 2022 Itineraries on the Disney Cruise Line

Click here to learn about Marvel Day at Sea and Star Wars Day at Sea in Early 2022

For a no obligation, FREE Quote on a Disney vacation package, please contact our travel partner Magical Vacation Planner at 407-442-0227 (407-442-0215 for Spanish). You can also request a FREE quote online by Clicking HERE.


Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!
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