Electrical Water Pageant Getting New 50th Anniversary Scene

Walt Disney World just announced that the Electrical Water Pageant will be updated with a new scene to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

The new scene joining the pageant will feature Cinderella Castle in blue, with the 50th anniversary icon in the center. Accompanying the pageant will be a special version of the celebration anthem – “The Magic is Calling.”

In the announcement, Disney said –

The beloved Electrical Water Pageant joins in the fun of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” with new celebratory scenes featuring a towering castle, swirling pixie dust and a version of the celebration anthem song, “The Magic is Calling,” bookending the full traditional show as it sails nightly across Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more on the EARidescent updates to the Walt Disney World Resort classic.

Personally, I’m glad to see that the Electrical Water Pageant is getting some love and especially for 50th Anniversary love.  I can’t wait to see this.

Ferrytale Fireworks – A Sparking Dessert Cruise Returning to the Seven Seas Lagoon

Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparking Dessert Cruise will be returning to the Seven Seas Lagoon in December.

The dessert cruise will give guests a view of the nightly fireworks spectacular from aboard one of the Ferry boats, complete with an onboard dessert party. The cruise was initially introduced in 2015.

Beginning December 1st of this year, Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise will be available on Fridays and Sundays through January 28th of next year. Reservations are now open and can be made online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. The price is $99 adults, $69 ages 3-9, per person, including tax and gratuity. A 10% discount is available for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Members.

The vent beings 75 minutes prior to the start of Happily Ever After fireworks, and lasts for 90 minutes.

The menu includes:

“The Grand” Key Lime Tart
Polynesian De-constructed Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Contemporary “Traditional with a Twist” Spiced Flourless Chocolate Cake
“Main Street” Mickey Balloon Tarts
Mini “Fireworks” Cupcakes with a Pop
Cinderella’s Sugar Slipper with Orange Financier
Florida Mango Panna Cotta
Sparkling wine
Coffee
Signature punch

Walt Disney World to Post Alligator Warning Signs after Boy’s Death

Walt Disney World Resort plans to install alligator warning signs in the area where a two-year-old boy was killed. Police divers recovered the body of Lane Graves on June 15th from the Seven Seas Lagoon where he had been snatched by an alligator as he played at the water’s edge the night before.

Lane Graves

The resort had ‘No Swimming’ signs where the boy was killed, but did not specifically mention alligators. A source with knowledge of the situation said the resort now plans to install signs explicitly warning of the dangerous animals. The boy was grabbed by the reptile at the water’s edge at about 9:15 PM on June 14th while his family, on vacation from Omaha, Nebraska, relaxed on the shore nearby, authorities have said. His parents, Matt and Melissa Graves, tried to save the child but were unable to free him from the alligator’s grip.

Walt Disney World Closes All Beaches after Gator Drags Toddler into Seven Seas Lagoon

Wildlife officials pulled four alligators from a lagoon at Walt Disney World after a 2-year-old boy was dragged into the water by an alligator near the upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa as his father frantically tried to rescue his son.

Alligator Attack at Grand Floridian

Meanwhile, Disney closed beaches Wednesday at their resorts “in an abundance of caution,” divers remained on standby and stunned summer visitors to the Magic Kingdom waited to hear news of efforts to find the child.

The family of five from Nebraska was on vacation and wading in the Seven Seas Lagoon about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday when the child was taken from an area where “no swimming” were posted by an alligator estimated to be between 4 feet and 7 feet long, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told a news conference early Wednesday.

The grim news is the latest for a city hammered with tragedy in the past few days. On Sunday, a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, leaving 49 people dead in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. On Friday night, Christina Grimmie, 22, a contestant on season six of “The Voice,” was killed as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando.

From the Chicago Tribune