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!
D-Luxe Burger is a new burger place which will be open in May in Disney Springs. To be honest, I do not care about having a burger place in Disney Springs. What caught my eye is that D-Luxe Burger will have a wide range of gelato milkshakes! I think that is the best Disney news I have heard in a while.
Disney is also piloting an After Hours ticketed event for Magic Kingdom where you pay around $150 to stay in Magic Kingdom from 11pm-2am. The latest buzz in the online community is worry about the Extra Magic Hours for resort guests going away. I would really hate if this was true because I personally won’t be paying for four hours in Magic Kingdom.
My family was in Walt Disney World a few days ago (without me) and could not get over the parking system at Disney Springs. They also asked why I had not mentioned it before so I figured I could mention it now. The parking garage at Disney Springs tells you how many spaces are free and also has green lights above the spots that are open and red lights above the spots that are occupied.
Only a few weeks until registration opens for January WDW Marathon weekend! Is anyone signing up? I hopefully will be.
At the d23 expo, it was just announced that Disneyland and Walt Disney World will soon have Star Wars Lands! More info to come…
In the latest round of Walt Disney World disappointing news, we have a few things to note.
1. The Magic of Animation attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be closing. I enjoyed this attraction and am sad to see it head out.
2. Selfie sticks are now banned at Walt Disney World completely. I don’t have a selfie stick but liked watching videos of those who did on Instagram.
3. Disney Quest is closing to make way for NBA experience area. I did not go here every trip but it was a neat concept and always crowded when I did go.
What are everyone’s thoughts on the above news?