NEW Treats, Ads on Disney+, and More New You Missed This Week!

Wow. Can you believe it’s already March? Time flies when you’re having fun, right?

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It’s been a week of fun with Disney new, too — we got a chance to enjoy the first day of the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival while still getting you caught up on everything you need to know about Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser (we have SO much information to share with our readers). In the meantime, if you missed any Disney news this week, here are the biggest headlines.

Ads Are Coming to Disney+

Disney announced that they will begin offering an ad-supported subscription to Disney+ in late 2022. The option will first launch in the US this year and will then expand internationally sometime in 2023.

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Disney will announce an official launch date, pricing, and additional details at a later date.

Click here to read more about ads coming to Disney+

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Kicks Off

The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival has returned this year, and we were there checking out all the food booths, activities, entertainment, and more. There is so much to do this year, too — be sure to check out the Garden Gracewhere you eat certain snacks to earn a free Dole Whip.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Topiary

Of course, there are also all the beautiful topiaries to check out, along with a SLEW of new merchandise. If you need some good EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival tips and tricks, be sure to check out our guide to help get you started.

PHOTOS & VIDEOS: The Ultimate Guide to the 2022 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

New Snacks Arrive at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Now, new snacks arriving at a Disney World theme park wouldn’t necessarily be big news, but in this case, a total of EIGHT new snacks have arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and that’s kind of a big deal. Here are the new snacks and where you can find them:

  • Orange Blossom Shake at Hollywood Scoops — an orange and cream milkshake, topped with whipped cream and an orange-scented donut
  • Beauty and the Beast Rose at Catalina Eddie’s — dark chocolate mousse with a taste of black currant and Morello cherry on top of a chocolate shortbread cookie, whipped cookies, and cream fluff, topped with gilded chocolate-covered cocoa nibs
  • S’mores Cupcake at Rosie’s All-American Cafe — a fudge-filled chocolate cupcake topped with graham cracker buttercream, toasted marshmallows, and a mini chocolate bar
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  • Chocolate-covered Apple at Trolley Car Cafe — a dark chocolate and peanut butter crunch-dipped Granny Smith apple with marshmallow ears
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake at ABC Commissary — a chocolate cheesecake topped with dark chocolate ganache and whipped mint chocolate chip cream
  • Tropical Tart at ABC Commissary — a tart made with mango passionfruit curd on top of a graham cracker tart. It’s topped with whipped raspberry vanilla bean panna cotta, toasted coconut, and dehydrated strawberry and passionfruit
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Cannoli at PizzeRizzo — a white chocolate and rainbow sprinkled dipped cannoli shell filled with whipped strawberry cheesecake
  • Banana Fudge Lunch Box Tart at Woody’s Lunch Box — a lunch box tart made with peanut butter and chocolate fudge stuffed pastry coated in banana fondant, banana chips, and rainbow sprinkles

8 NEW Snacks Have Arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Cinderella Meeting Guests Again at Disney World Restaurant

When Cinderella’s Royal Table reopened in 2020 at Magic Kingdom, the dining experience was modified. Guests could no longer meet the princesses as they had previously, although sometimes Cinderella would come out and quickly say hello from afar. However, now Cinderella has a meeting spot at the restaurant where guests can do a socially-distanced meet and greet and take photos with the princess.

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When we visited the restaurant recently, four groups were brought into the meeting area at a time for a quick social-distanced greeting and photo.

A Popular Disney World Restaurant Has CHANGED the Way You’ll Meet Characters

Stan Lee Honored With Plaque at Disneyland

As of this week, Marvel fans can pay their respects to Stan Lee, who passed away in 2018, at Disney California Adventure’s Avengers Campus where a new plaque has been installed in honor of the Marvel Comics legend.

Plaque Dedicating Avengers Campus to Stan Lee

The plaque reads:

“We dedicate Avengers Campus to the incomparable Stan Lee.

‘That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt a real superhero.’

Thank you, Stan, for inspiring the hero within each of us. You have made us all True Believers.”

New Stan Lee Dedication Plaque Unveiled at Disney’s Avengers Campus

Netflix’ Marvel TV Shows Headed To Disney+

The Marvel TV shows that were once on Netflix (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Defenders, other The Punisher) will be headed to Disney+ as of March 16th in select regions. Due to the mature nature of these shows, though, Disney+ plans to roll out new parental controls.

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The new update allows parents to set parental controls for each user of their Disney+ account. Once set, parents can lock in the settings with a PIN. Note that if settings aren’t changed, Disney+ will continue to limit the content on your profile to TV-14 rated shows and movies only.

Disney+ to Roll Out New Parental Controls Ahead of Upcoming Marvel Series

Those are the biggest stories of the week but check back with us often because we’ll continue to post ALL the Disney news you need to know.

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