Disney Junior Dance Party and Vampirina Character Rumor Tracker

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    Changes to the Disney Junior Character lineup throughout the park are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    Disney Junior – Live on Stage had it’s last day of operation on September 1st. A new show called Disney Junior Dance Party! is expected to replace it on December 22, 2018.

    The show will be “high energy” and will draw inspiration from Disney Junior shows including Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Doc McStuffins, The Lion Guard and Vampirina. Vampirina will also have a meet and greet in the area.

    The show will be music driven and will be hosted by Finn Fiesta and a DJ named Deejay.

    Beginning in October 2018, Vampirina also joined the character breakfast at Hollywood & Vine and her meet and greet in the Animation Courtyard debuted October 21, 2018.

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    December 19, 2018: Disney Junior Dance Party soft opens per WDWMagic.com user J.D.

    October 21, 2018: The Vampirina Meet and Greet debuted inside the Animation Courtyard.

    October 16, 2018: WDWMagic.com is reporting that the Disney Junior Dance Party is set to debut December 22nd.

    October 3, 2018: The Disney Parks Blog announced that Vampirina from Disney Junior is now meeting guests for Breakfast at Hollywood & Vine.

    September 1, 2018: Disney Junior – Live on Stage! had it’s last day of operation.

    August 2, 2018: The Disney Parks Blog announced that beginning September 30, 2018, Vampirina will be a part of Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at the Hollywood & Vine Restaurant. Additionally, later this fall she will meet with guests at the Animation Courtyard in Hollywood Studios and she will be part of the new Disney Junior Dance Party.

    June 4, 2018: WDWMagic.com user Magic Feather is reporting that the new show will likely feature Timon from the Lion Guard, Vampirina from Vampirina, Doc from Doc McStuffins and Mickey from Roadster Racers.

    June 1, 2018: The Disney Parks Blog announced that a new show will be coming to the Disney Junior stage this fall. The show will be called, “Disney Junior Dance Party!”

    Per the blog, the show will be “high energy” and will draw inspiration from Disney Junior shows including Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Doc McStuffins, The Lion Guard and Vampirina.

    The show will be music driven and will be hosted by Finn Fiesta and a DJ named Deejay.

    April 3, 2018: WDWMagic.com is reporting that Disney Junior’s Vampirina may soon be coming to Walt Disney World.

    There are character meet and greet areas near Disney Junior Live on Stage that are likely destinations for Vampirina. Alternatively, she could also appear at the Hollywood and Vine character meal.

    April 27, 2017: On a Premium Episode of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill, Jim mentions that when Toy Story Land opens, the Disney Junior Live on Stage show will close and the former Catwalk Bar will be expanded for use as a Club 33 experience with a balcony offering views of the Star Wars fireworks.

    March 17, 2017: The Disney Parks Blog announced an all new Disney Junior show for Disney’s California Adventure. At this time there has not been an announcement for the Florida show, but the California announcement is consistent with the rumors. The new show debuts in California on May 26, 2017.

    February 14, 2017: MiceChat.com posted a letter received from a Disney Junior Live on Stage Cast Member performing in California. In the letter, the cast members discusses unionization of the show’s performances, a lawsuit, and mistreatment of the cast. The letter also references the show closing in both Florida and Paris as well.

    February 9, 2017: WDWMagic.com is reporting that Doc McStuffins will begin meeting guests outside Rafiki’s Planet Watch later this month. Doc McStuffins currently has a meet and greet just outside the entrance to the show.

    Chip and Dale will be leaving Rafiki’s Planet Watch to make room for Doc McStuffins.

    January 23, 2017: MiceChat.com posted a report that the Disney Junior show at Disney California Adventure is expected to close for show changes in April. WDWMagic.com users marni1971 and MansionButler84 have indicated that a similar closure and potential updates are in the works for Hollywood Studios.

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