* Disneyland Diamond Days Sweepstakes will give away daily prizes, including a Disney Diamond and a Cinderella glass slipper. Check out Disneyland.com/DiamondDays on May 22 for full details.
* Reservations can now be made for the Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for June 17 through September 7 for a “nominal” fee.
* Disney will have allergy-friendly menus at around 120 restaurants at WDW and at Disneyland.
* Epcot Starbucks “You are Here” mugs are on sale again. The monorail is now gray, not the purple which was associated with prior tragedy.
* The Walt Disney World Marathon registration opens on 4/28/15. The race is on 1/10/16.
* Disney’s Exotic Driving Experience at the WDW Speedway will be closed until May 1 after instructor Gary Terry was tragically killed at the track this past week.
* The Boathouse at WDW Disney Springs is now open. It is a (very expensive) restaurant and an actual boathouse where can find the Amphicar launch as well as other vintage watercraft to ride around the lake.
* Dockside Margaritas will open later this month at the Florida Downtown Disney (Disney Springs) Marketplace.
* Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members will have new perks when visiting Disneyland: 1) “Fitness in the Park,” an early morning Pilates workout at Paradise Pier at Disney’s California Adventure. Capacity is 10 persons. Participants will receive a complimentary towel and jamba juice. 2) “DVC Neighborhood Power Walk” through Disney California Adventure with complimentary jamba juice and chair massages on Thursdays from 7-8 a.m. 3) “DVC Member Movies” will be held weekly with free refreshments. Check out member services for registration.
* Adventures by Disney will now offer a Danube River cruise.
* Disney XD will begin to air “Doctor Who” episodes from 2006 – 2008 beginning on May 9.
* “Monkey Kingdom” opens in theaters today.
* Steven Spielberg will direct his first Disney movie, “The BFG,” based on a book by Roald Dahl, the author of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
* Gandalf will play Cogsworth in the upcoming live-action “Beauty and the Beast.”