Rope Drop at Magic Kingdom Changes and More News You Need!

Rope drop at Disney Magic Kingdom Resort

Welcome to the News You Need! It’s been quite a year for Disney Vacation Club Members and Disney fans alike, and there’s a lot of information you’ll need going into the new year to make the most out of your DVC Memberships or to make the best decisions about buying or selling your Disney Vacation Club contracts. So let’s see what’s going on!


Star Wars Fireworks at Hollywood StudiosStar Wars Fireworks are BACK at DHS! Despite rumors that the show wouldn’t be back until after the first of the year, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks have been added BACK to the entertainment schedule with a new Rogue One scene. That means two great nighttime shows at Hollywood Studios!


magicband2MagicBand2 – So many exciting things! If you haven’t seen the all-new Magicband2 yet, click here for all the details about bands coming to the parks soon! If you’re an annual Passholder who hasn’t ordered their band yet, you can get your MagicBand2 just by ordering your AP band now! And if you’ve got a trip upcoming, MB2s should be shipping to resort guests soon! Most exciting? The center piece of the band pops out and can be transferred to other accessories that will be sold in the parks soon as well.

rope-dropA Change to Rope Drop at the Magic Kingdom Beginning January 9, 2017, the Morning Welcome show at Magic Kingdom will no longer take place in front of the train station. Instead, guests will be allowed into the Kingdom to shop and eat on Main Street until a show at the castle stage officially opens the park.


phasmaStar Wars Tours Now Departing Looking for that Star Wars fan experience? A new tour at Hollywood Studios has nearly seven hours of fun for your Jedi! The tour includes:
– A Star Wars “all-in-the-know” tour guide
– Priority boarding for Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
– Encounter with two Star Wars characters (Chewbacca and Kylo Ren) at Star Wars Launch Bay
– An in-depth, insider’s tour around Star Wars Launch Bay
– Screening of “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi”
– Star Wars-themed menu items during dinner at Backlot Express
– A spot in the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party, which includes themed sweets and specialty beverages, as well as reserved viewing for the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show
– Younglings ages 4-12 on the guided tour package can also train in the way of The Force in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.

Call 407-WDW-PLAY to book your tour.

skipperBeer and Wine in the Magic Kingdom As of December 23, 2016, four sit-down restaurants in the Magic Kingdom have added beer and wine to their menus. Tony’s Town Square, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Skipper Canteen, and Liberty Tree Tavern will serve beer and wine at lunch and dinner.



festivalEpcot International Festival of the Arts Schedule Announced! Wondering what that new Festival of the Arts at Epcot is all about? Beginning January 13 and lasting for 6 weekends thereafter, Epcot will bring Broadway talent to the America Gardens Theater to sing Disney favorites! Check out the schedule here.


That’s your News You Need for January! As always, visit the DVC Resale Market Facebook page for great prices on DVC resale and awesome information. And for up-to-the-minute parks news, visit DVC Central on Facebook as well!

Morgan Crutchfield is the owner of DVC Central, a valued DVC Resale Market partner that focuses on getting you the information you need to Maximize your Disney Experience. Morgan hopes the News You Need helps DVC Resale Market clients and fans plan fantastic vacations!


  • Tammie
    January 8, 2017

    I’m so sad that WDW decided to sell beer and wine at Magic Kingdom. Adults should be able to refrain from alcohol while at this magical place! It is a place basically for the younger folks, though most adults love it, too. When adults begin drinking sometimes it creates personality changes that become boorish and disrespectful of other guests. I’ve seen this happen at Epcot, in the International Showcase, and it makes for a bad experience! I hope this plan is rethought!

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