Moana has hit theaters and grossed 124 Milllion Domestic so far
Moana Related stuff is hitting the parks and resorts.
From Merchandise to meet and Greets.
The Aulani Resort in Oahu will be getting meet and greets with Moana, Moan makeovers and fireside stories and merchandise. The resort will also be getting a brand new luau at the resort called KA WA‘A (check the facebook page for a story from the Disney blog)
Disney’s California Adventure is currently running what they are calling Festival of the Holidays. This event is basically a holiday Food Festival building on the successful return on the Food and Wine Festival from the spring of this year. It features numerous Holiday food offerings that I will need to check out this weekend.
Coming out of Destination D in Orlando over the last week was big news on the Avatar front. Pandora is finally going to open at the Animal Kingdom in the Summer of 2017.
And the Rivers of Light show at Animal Kingdom will finally be opening as well after being delayed last spring.
In other news out of Destination D. Star Tours will get another update when Episode 8 hits theaters next year (something to tide us over until Star Wars Land is built.
The Muppets News: Pigs in Space is getting a new lease on life in some new features on YouTube.
In other Muppet news …A new Pizza place in Disney Studios based on the Muppets called PizzeRizzo has opened .
One Week Until Rogue On
If you have been wondering what is coming in the space where the House of Blues used to be at Downtown Disney…that question has finally been answered. Spiltsville is coming to Downtown Disney in Late 2017. luxury Bowling. The menu will included sushi, gourmet appetizers, hand-cut steaks, burgers, crinkle-cut fries and hand-tossed pizzas. I can’t wait to check it out when it opens.
November 2017 will bring a new Pixar Film called Coco. A film that will explore Mexico’s Day of the Dead.
This week Epcot’s Spaceship Earth became the Death Star. I watched the cermony online and it was awesome. The second I saw the event where they turned Spaceship Earth into Mike from Monsters Inc. I figured the Death Star wasn’t far behind. As a part of this special event it was also announced that new stuff would be heading to Star Wars Launch Bay on both coasts (which was expected). I can’t wait to see stuff from the new film.
In Other Disney Theme Park news the Main Street Electrical Parade returned to Disneyland onf Jan 20th