New Experiences Opening Summer 2016 At Walt Disney World Resort


Each one of the 4 theme parks and the updated Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort will be debuting some new experiences/revamped that are set to open this summer.

Check out some of the fun things that you can plan on seeing and doing during your time spent at the resort in the information below:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

I have already updated my article on the new nighttime experiences taking place at this park. They all sound pretty cool, and you can read that here. 


I also mentioned a few days ago that the Frozen Ever After attraction would be opening in June, and that Anna and Elsa would be greeting fans. You can read more about that here.

Updated on May 22nd: Frozen Ever After opens on June 21st!

Plus, in Future World at this park, guests will celebrate the U.S. debut of the new Soarin’ Around the World attraction at The Land Pavilion beginning on June 17. Now with a third Epcot theater, plus new digital screens and projection systems, the expanded attraction takes guests on an exhilarating “flight” above spectacular global landscapes and man-made wonders.

Take a peek:

There are some new additions that guests will enjoy at Turtle Talk with Crush that will begin in May. Characters from the upcoming Disney-Pixar film Finding Dory will join Crush the sea turtle when he swims up to the “Human Tank” in the Future World section. Finding Dory swims into theaters on June 17.

Magic Kingdom:

Classic Disney characters will be joining contemporary animated film stars this June in a new extravaganza on the Cinderella Castle stage as Tiana from Princess and the Frog and Rapunzel of Tangled co-star with Anna and Elsa of Frozen and a host of favorite Disney characters in the new Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire show. Read more here.

Elena of Avalor will greet guests. I talked about that here.

Updated on May 22nd: Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire show will begin on June 17th.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

With the oh-so-epic Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hollywood Studios will be reimaging their Star Wars-themed fireworks show and calling it Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, and that will premiere this June. Guests will enjoy the new experience that will have lasers, special effects and video projections of iconic characters and scenes from the complete saga, all set to the unforgettable score of the film series.

Read here about some of the other Star Wars related entertainment at this park that opened earlier this year.

Updated on May 21st: Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is set to premiere on June 17th!

Disney Springs:

Inspired by Florida’s waterfront towns and natural beauty, Disney Springs is a charming district filled with unique retailers and restaurants from award-winning chefs. Throughout the summer, new stores and restaurants will open as Disney Springs more than doubles the number of retail, dining and other venues for guests.

More than 30 new tenants will be coming to Disney Springs this summer, including Anthropologie, Under Armour, kate spade new york, Sephora and Lucky Brand, Zara, Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, UNIQLO, PANDORA and more. Plus, new dining available at Tablas Frontera by Chef Rick Bayless; Homecoming – Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar by Chef Art Smith; STK Orlando, a modern steakhouse with the ambience of a sleek lounge; Sprinkles, the world’s first cupcake bakery; Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a modern-day “pizza joint” with artisanal pies; and the reimagined, Planet Hollywood Observatory with new outdoor terrace and live entertainment.

So exciting! What are you looking forward to most?

Updated on May 22nd: Check out this new promo:

Source: Disney

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