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Each week, we cover the top stories in Disney Parks news and discuss the topics that are top of mind for the Disney community.

Lots to discuss tonight, starting with character meet and greet experiences returning to the domestic Disney parks on April 18th. One more step to getting back to “normal”.

Also, the last Walt Disney World Resort hotel has finally reopened this week, as Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort welcomed guests for the first time since the shutdown in 2020.

And Disney has updated their Genie+ description to let guests know that the service would likely only net guests 2 to 3 Lightning Lane choices per day. Is that worth the $15 cost?

Then, we take a look around at the construction progress at EPCOT including updates on Connections Café, Journey of Water inspired by Moana, and the latest announcements and sneak peeks of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Plus, a look at Easter treats scavenger hunts and egg displays at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

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And finally, we give our thoughts on the final outcome of the 2022 WDW News Tonight March Madness matchup of the top 64 Walt Disney World attraction show scenes.

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