This Week in Disney News – Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise, Speedway Closing, and ‘Star Wars’ at Sea
We’re getting closer and closer to the spring season at Walt Disney World Resort which means there’s just a couple more weeks until the 2015 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival on March 4! And recently Disney gave guests a sneak preview of some of the Festival merchandise for this year.
Speaking of new merchandise, the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend starts Thursday, February 19 and we got a sneak peek of the new runDisney merchandise for that event too!
Fans of the Richard Petty Driving Experience and the Walt Disney World Speedway won’t like this news – the Speedway is closing for good on June 28. This means the Richard Petty Driving Experience and the Exotic Car Experience will only be around for a few more months. Disney says they need the area where the Speedway is located for “transportation projects.”
A new super hero is headed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Spider-Man, who has been part of the Marvel comic books for years, will be joining the Cinematic Universe as part of the cast in the next Captain America film and then will star in the next installment of Sony Picture’s Spider-Man franchise.
And finally, Star Wars is headed out to sea! Select Disney Fantasy sailings in 2016 will include the all-new Star Wars Day at Sea complete with character meet-and-greets, Star Wars-themed activities, movie screenings, and more.