STAR WARS-INSPIRED RESORT PLANNED FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT PROMISES TO BE ‘UNLIKE ANYTHING THAT EXISTS TODAY’
Last summer, Disney announced plans for an immersive Star Wars-inspired resort to be built at Walt Disney World® Resort. Tonight they announced more details on what this thrilling new resort, which will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, will be like.
Our first Mickey-themed ride-through attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, is opening in 2019 – and we have new, exciting details to share!
During D23 Expo Japan, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced the opening year and showed how we’re pulling out all of the stops to make Mickey’s first attraction an unbelievable experience for everyone. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will feature a new catchy theme song created especially for the attraction as well as a new experience that defies logic that we’re calling 2 ½-D. No glasses required.
We are just weeks away from the opening of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” and beginning today, when visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure® Park you have the exciting opportunity to experience a special sneak peek of the film.
For a limited time, when you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you are invited to the Walt Disney Presents theater to be a warrior and enjoy clips from the upcoming film. If you are visiting Disney California Adventure Park, can stop by Sunset Showcase Theater, where the sneak peek will be presented in 3D with stunning in-theater special effects. A unique display of costumes designed by Oscar nominee Paco Delgado and featured in the film will accompany the sneak peek in Sunset Showcase Theater.
Among everything to see and do around the World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot®, a Guest-favorite that has been there since day one is The American Adventure attraction. This marvel of engineering brings together a moving stage, 35 Audio-Animatronics figures and a giant screen that together shares the story of the United States of America.
Right now, the team at Epcot is busy converting the attraction to an all-digital projection system, and installing a new screen and new speakers so the show will look and sound better than ever before when it reopens later this month.
As a part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, you can get an insider’s look at some of the ways Disney brings the magic of nature to life in a new limited-time experience called A Path Less Traveled – Disney’s Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary tour. This collection of experiences will take you backstage to tour the vet hospital and Animal Nutrition Center, perform a nest check on a purple martin birdhouse as part of a Disney’s conservation project, gaze at some of the park’s largest inhabitants during Caring for Giants and end the day with VIP viewing of Rivers of Light.
A Path Less Traveled will be offered daily from April 1-May 5, 2018. Tours can be booked in advance for $59 per person, plus tax, by calling 407-WDW-PLAY (407- 939-7529). Guests should check in on the day of their experience at the Curiosity Animal Tours kiosk in Africa by 10:30 a.m.
The Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs® offers a number of virtual backdrop options, but some of the most popular are those themed to Disney•Pixar films! The studio currently offers backdrops inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Brave,” “Cars,” “Coco,” “Inside Out,” “Monsters, Inc.,” and “Toy Story.”
Whether your Clients go down Route 66 or to infinity and beyond, the Disney PhotoPass photographer on hand will capture the perfect photo your Clients can add to their collection!
With blockbuster expansion continuing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, we’re rolling out the red carpet for the new Toy Story Land opening this summer. You will get to play big in Andy’s backyard and also get to ride big on two family-friendly attractions planned for the new land and one popular fan favorite.
Here’s a first glimpse at the latest artwork for one of them – Alien Swirling Saucers.
This summer, beloved stories from several Disney films will come to life at Walt Disney World® Resort in the form of new attractions, entertainment, experiences and more at all four parks, setting up summer 2018 to truly be an “Incredible Summer.”
Here’s what you can expect at each Walt Disney World Resort location.
The Incredibles Take Over Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom® Park – You can party with Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and the soon-to-be blockbuster “Incredibles 2.” Edna Mode, the greatest superhero costume designer, will also make her debut appearance. Each evening, your Clients can enjoy a “SUPER” dance party on the Rocket Tower Stage. [NOTE: Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” opens in theaters June 15, 2018.]
José and Panchito, Donald’s feathery friends from “The Three Caballeros,” join the fun of Discovery Island Carnivale at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park starting Feb. 4, 2018.
Discovery Island Carnivale, which takes place nightly on Discovery Island, celebrates the beauty and harmony of all living things in the form of an exuberant dance party that features cheerful music from the Viva Gaia Street Band!, spectacular costumes inspired by the living creatures of the air, land and sea, and more.
José and Panchito will join this nightly street party through May 5, 2018.
Since launching last spring, Mobile Order in the My Disney Experience mobile app has been a popular service. Currently offered at 23 locations throughout the theme parks and Disney Springs®, this convenient service allows you to order meals and snacks on demand, pay in advance and skip the line at select quick-service food and beverage locations.
With a recent My Disney Experience update, Guests with Disney dining plans can redeem meals and snacks in Mobile Order, providing them with more free time to enjoy all of the attractions and entertainment experiences throughout Walt Disney World® Resort.