Walt Disney World and Disney's Vero Beach Resort: Trip Report

A detailed trip report for Disney's Vero Beach Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, August 2022. A look at MagicBand+ in action, Disney Genie+, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, what's wrong with Bay Lake Tower and what's right with Disney Vero Beach.
Trip Report Disney's Vero Beach and Walt Disney World - August 2022
Disney's Vero Beach Resort
Still one of the best hidden gems among Disney resort properties in Florida. The property and Cast Members here are warm and welcoming.
Beach changes, campfire, local dining and activities (Ay Jalisco, Squid Lips, Round Island, Sebastian Inlet), room review
Walt Disney World Resort
BLT issues, Halloween Party rough start but good finish, EPCOT construction, moderate crowds, Whispering Canyon drops, GF Cafe okay but slight drop perhaps, Wicked Wind Down Top of the World Villains Lair, Genie+ and Lightning Lane, MagicBand+
Disney Skyliner will be closed for routine maintenance Jan. 22-29, 2023.
Three Popular Tours are Returning to EPCOT in October 2022
EPCOT celebrates its 40th anniversary on October 1, 2022 and these tours will be back as of October 2, 2022
Behind the Seeds is a one-hour walking tour that gives you an up-close and personal view of plants, insects and fish throughout EPCOT's four state-of-the-art greenhouses.

With EPCOT Seas Adventures – DiveQuest, you'll once again be able to dive into the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater tank and immerse yourself into the sea life surrounding the coral reef. This experience offers SCUBA-certified guests guaranteed calm seas, unlimited visibility, no rip currents and great marine life.

With the return of EPCOT Seas Adventures – Dolphins in Depth, you can meet bottlenose dolphins at The Seas and learn about their undersea behavior from the experts who work with them every day.

All three tours return on October 2 and are on sale now at DisneyWorld.com or the My Disney Experience app. Advance bookings are highly recommended. Please note the Behind the Seeds experience requires a valid theme park admission and reservation.

Disney Aulani Pool Refurbishment
The Wailana Pool at Disney Aulani will be unavailable from September 26 – 30, 2022.


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