This week isn’t even over yet but Disney has shared a few different pieces of exciting news with the public. In chronological order…
February 12th: Rivers of Light show opens. The long anticipated show that was supposed to open last summer is now ready to go. This date is based on Fastpass+ bookings which recently were added to the system.
March 17th: Although this date was announced a while ago, I am so excited for The Beauty and The Beast movie!
May 11th: Final showing of Wishes which is the nighttime fireworks show at Magic Kingdom.
I really hope I can see Wishes one more time before it ends because it is a fantastic show and there is nothing like the soundtrack.
May 12th: “Happily Ever After” replaces Wishes as the new nighttime show. I expect Magic Kingdom will be absolutely packed on this night.
May 27th: The opening date of Animal Kingdom’s Pandora! We have not been able to see much of the construction, besides the one very tall tower structure so I am interested to see what Disney has done with Avatar, even though it was not my favorite movie. I will definitely need to watch it again before May 27th.
2019: At some point in this year, the Star Wars Land portion of Hollywood Studios will be opening!
In conclusion, this summer is a great time to visit the Walt Disney World parks. 2019 will be a fantastic year to go if you are a Star Wars fan, or you can wait until 2020 when the hype decreases a little.
5K Part 2 and half marathon disappointment posts coming up soon!