Rivers of Light We Are One’ Debuts This Summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Since its introduction more than two years ago, “Rivers of Light” has enchanted Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Guests with a nighttime pageant of beautifully illuminated lantern floats, grand theatrical imagery, a soaring musical score, and innovative special effects. This summer, the next chapter of this spectacle will unfold with the debut of “Rivers of Light: We Are One.”
Fan Stories to be part of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World Resort
Hundreds of special videotaped Star Wars memories and personal stories captured at “Fanfessional” booths during Star Wars Celebration Chicago are now being archived to eventually live inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
There’s Magic in the Air as Progress Continues on Disney Skyliner at Walt Disney World Resort
Disney Skyliner is an all-new transportation experience set to debut this fall at Walt Disney World® Resort. Testing of the system’s nearly 300 Guest cabins and other elements is well underway.
Circle of Flavors Harambe at Night Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Your can experience a new dining adventure honoring some of the most majestic and endangered African animals and celebrating the beloved story of “The Lion King.” Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night offers a unique way to dine at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park with a family-friendly progressive dining experience drawing inspiration from the many facets of African cultures and animals.
Disney Villains Take Center Stage at Select Disney After Hours Nights Events at Magic Kingdom Park
Disney After Hours has been a huge success with Guests looking for the opportunity to experience the magic at Magic Kingdom® Park after the sun goes down. Disney is excited to share a new reason to delve into the delights of Disney After Hours this summer – Disney Villains will add a wicked twist to Disney After Hours event nights June 6-Aug. 8, 2019!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary, New Park Offerings Inspire Guests To Visit Now More Than Ever
Disney’s Hollywood Studios will mark a thrilling park milestone on May 1, 2019 – 30 years of bringing magical entertainment to life for Walt Disney World Resort guests!
The All-New Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Debuts March 31 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will roll into Disney’s Hollywood Studios® this Sunday, March 31, 2019. This all-new show experience invites Guests to step into the world of Pixar Animation Studios’ “Cars” films as Guests become rookie racers and learn the rules of the road from Piston Cup Champion Lightning McQueen himself!
Exciting Enhancements Coming to ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
ABC Commissary is one of the best places to grab a bite at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, offering family-friendly lunch and dinner menus with a variety of delicious bites. Over the next few months, the restaurant will be undergoing some exciting enhancements as part of the ongoing transformation of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Disney After Hours Adding More Dates at Walt Disney World Resort
Many of you know that Disney After Hours is pretty amazing with little-to-no wait time for favorite attractions and experiences at Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Today, we’re excited to share the good news that additional Disney After Hours dates are now available and two special celebration nights are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
What’s New at Disney Water Parks This Spring
Things are heating up around Walt Disney World® Resort, quite literally, and one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful weather is a fun and relaxing day at Disney Water Parks! This spring, we’re rolling out some new offerings that are sure to make you visit to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach even more “cool” and magical.
NBA Experience Will Open August 12 at Disney Springs
We’re excited to share that the NBA Experience will officially open Aug. 12, 2019! This all-new destination coming to Disney Springs® will invite you to feel what it’s like to be a basketball superstar. This one-of-a-kind environment will be packed with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors.
Atlanta Braves Spring Training returns to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in 2019!
Enjoy the thrill of Major League Baseball combined with a family friendly Disney atmosphere as the Braves take on top MLB contenders like the 2017 World Champion Houston Astros (March 4, March 17), New York Yankees (March 18), New York Mets (Feb. 26, March 23) and St. Louis Cardinals (March 12).
This will be Atlanta’s 22nd and final season of spring training at Walt Disney World Resort. The Braves’ final game at Champion Stadium will be on March 23, 2019, against the New York Mets.
Tickets are now on sale through the Atlanta Braves’ website (braves.com/springtraining), ESPN Wide World of Sports box office and through Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000). For groups of 10 or more, or to book private suites, cabanas or on-field experiences, please call 407-939-GAME. Events may be subject to availability, capacity limits, eligibility requirements, and may be subject to delay, change, or cancellation for inclement weather.
2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Schedule (Subject to Change)
Monday, February 25 – Washington Nationals at Braves
Tuesday, February 26 – New York Mets at Braves
Thursday, February 28 – Detroit Tigers at Braves
Friday, March 1 – Toronto Blue Jays at Braves
Sunday, March 3 – Miami Marlins at Braves
Monday, March 4 – Houston Astros at Braves
Wednesday, March 6 – Detroit Tigers at Braves
Friday, March 8 – Philadelphia Phillies at Braves
Monday, March 11 – Pittsburgh Pirates at Braves
Tuesday, March 12 – St. Louis Cardinals at Braves
Friday, March 15 – Miami Marlins at Braves
Sunday, March 17 – Houston Astros at Braves
Monday, March 18 – New York Yankees at Braves
Tuesday, March 19 – Washington Nationals at Braves
Friday, March 22 – Detroit Tigers at Braves
Saturday, March 23 – New York Mets at Braves
Splash into the magic
The fun shines its brightest at Disney Water Parks. Relax and chill out at Disney’s Blizzard Beach. Plus, catch some rays at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, reopening March 17.
A New Sneak Peek of Disney’s Riviera Resort at D23: Destination D!
Inspired by the European grandeur Walt Disney experienced in his travels along the Mediterranean coastline, Disney’s Riviera Resort is projected to open in fall 2019. This proposed resort will be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property. (Disney)
Disney After Hours Events Expand to Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney After Hours events have been such a huge hit that not only are more event nights set for Magic Kingdom Park, but for the first time, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will join in on the fun!
2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Returns in January with 39 Days of Artful Fun
You can kick off 2019 with the return of the Epcot® International Festival of the Arts – a 39-day celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world. Beginning Jan. 18 and running through Feb. 25, the festival offers artful activities for the entire family, from special entertainment and interactive workshops to immersive art experiences and world-class cuisine.
2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Returns in January with 39 Days of Artful Fun
If you are interested in participating in the 2019 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney World® Resort, here is exciting news! During the 2018 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend presented by MISFIT, Guests can book their vacation packages with race registrations for next year’s event. And for a limited time, Nov. 1-11, 2018, you can book Individual Event Registrations with a Disney Resort Hotel Package for the 2019 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend.
Play Disney Parks Mobile App Adding New Interactive Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort
Two new interactive experiences are coming soon to the Play Disney Parks mobile app, which turns wait time into play time and offers you you a variety of fun activities to enjoy together.
The All-New ‘Disney Junior Dance Party!’ Show Opens December 22 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Beginning Dec. 22, 2018, families with little ones visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have more reason than ever to get on their feet and start dancing! The all-new “Disney Junior Dance Party!” live show will rock the park with high-energy songs, dazzling special effects, new friends and beloved characters including Mickey Mouse himself.
Toy Story Land Friends to Dress Up For the Holidays
Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® will join in on the holiday fun this year by dressing up for the holidays with fun new seasonal decor. Here is the first look at what their “Toy Story” friends – Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear – will wear in Toy Story Land this holiday season.
City Works Eatery & Pour House Will Open at Disney Springs in 2019
With so many new additions to Disney Springs® recently, you might be surprised to learn that they are still announcing new locations. They are excited to share that City Works Eatery & Pour House is set to open on the West Side next summer.
Sneak Peek of Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Now Playing at Disney Parks
A sneak peek of Disney’s dazzling new adventure “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is now playing for a limited time as part of the Walt Disney Presents attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort.
New ‘Inside Disney Parks’ – Best of Halloween at Disney Parks
Breakfast is Coming to The Plaza Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park
Beginning Nov. 4, 2018, your can enjoy breakfast at The Plaza Restaurant at Magic Kingdom® Park.
Get ‘Up Close with Rhinos’ Starting Nov. 1 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
You will soon have a chance to make a real connection with white rhinos at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® through an exciting new backstage animal experience called “Up Close with Rhinos.”
Double the Attractions, Double the Fun at the Newly Expanded Early Morning Magic
Early Morning Magic at the Magic Kingdom® is a blast, with a delicious breakfast and limited-entry early-access rides on Fantasyland favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. And we’re excited to share that starting on Dec. 2, 2018, Early Morning Magic will be bigger and better than ever!
New Candlelight Processional Narrators, Food & Merchandise Set for 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Disney announced several celebrity narrators for the highly anticipated Candlelight Processional during the 2018 Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays, Nov. 22-Dec. 30, 2018.
Chita Rivera, Nov. 22 – 23
Helen Hunt, Nov. 24-25 – NEW
Alfonso Ribeiro, Nov. 26-27 – NEW
TBD, Nov. 28-Dec. 2
Neil Patrick Harris, Dec. 3 – 6
Whoopi Goldberg, Dec. 7 – 9
Bart Millard, Dec. 10-12 – NEW
Blair Underwood, Dec. 13 – 14
Gary Sinise, Dec. 15 – 17
Pat Sajak, Dec. 18 – 20
Auli’I Cravalho, Dec. 21-23 – NEW
Edward James Olmos, Dec. 24 – 25
Jodi Benson, Dec. 26 – 27
Cal Ripken Jr., Dec. 28-30
Caribbean-Inspired Eats Coming to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
New dining experiences coming to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Today, we’re sharine exciting (and tasty) new details to reveal about the expansion of Centertown Market as well as a festive, pool-side bar called Banana Cabana!
19 Magical New and Limited-Time Experiences Coming to Walt Disney World in 2019
Now, more than ever, it’s time to start planning your 2019 Walt Disney World® vacation. Because there will be more to see, do, taste and experience here next year than ever before. Whatever their passion for Disney, there’s a big dose of pixie dust waiting for you at all four parks.
All-New Nighttime Fireworks Spectacular to Replace ‘IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth’ as Part of the Transformation of Epcot
After nearly 20 years of delighting Epcot® Guests with the emotional story of humanity told through music, fireworks, light torches and more, we wanted to let you know that “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will be ending in the second half of next year. The Disney Parks Live Entertainment team is already busy creating new thrills to debut immediately following the conclusion of “IllumiNations,” continuing the tradition of nightly entertainment on the World Showcase Lagoon.
Foodie Guide to Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2018
It’s that time of year – the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival is almost here! With delicious dishes and unique beverages influenced by cultures from around the world, this year we have more offerings than ever. The festival starts on Aug. 30, 2018 and runs through Nov. 12, 2018. Here’s a look at the menus for each of the Global Marketplaces located throughout the park.
Oga’s Cantina Coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in 2019
No self-respecting remote outpost on the edge of the galaxy would call itself a smuggler’s planet without a cantina, and Black Spire Outpost is no exception. Today, we’re pleased to share more details for Oga’s Cantina, which will be serving pilots, bounty hunters, smugglers, locals and galactic travelers alike, when it opens in 2019.
Storybook Dining at Artist Point Debuts This Winter at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Magic mirror on the wall, what is the fairest character dining of all? This winter, it will most certainly be the all-new character dining experience opening at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge! Storybook Dining at Artist Point will invite guests to venture into an Enchanted Forest-like setting inspired by Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
Play Ball! Atlanta Braves’ Spring Training Season Announced
The Atlanta Braves 2019 Spring Training schedule has been released and there are some marquee games that will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. If you are baseball fans, they won’t want ot miss this!
Donald’s Dino-Bash! Brings Dino-tastic Energy to Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park has always been a go-to park for families with little kids. It’s definitely got a more chill vibe than the other parks and there is so much here to do for little ones. And the debut of Donald’s Dino-Bash! brings loads of new character greetings to DinoLand U.S.A.
Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels to Continue Offering Select Disney Resort Hotel Benefits Throughout 2019
For 2019, Walt Disney World® Resort is continuing to extend some benefits, currently available to Disney Resort hotel Guests, to GUEST who is staying at nearby hotels, including the Disney Springs® Resort Area Hotels, which are designated Official Walt Disney World hotels.
Everything You Need to Know About Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park
Are you planning a visit to Walt Disney World® Resort for the holidays? Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park is an absolute must-do event during the holiday season. This in-park party celebrates the season with lovely decor, glittering holiday lights, special photo opportunities, snow on Main Street, U.S.A., and entertainment you will have to see to believe!.
TIME Magazine Recognizes Pandora – The World of Avatar as Best of the Best
If you have journeyed to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, then you probably know how unique and awesome it is. Where else can you soar on the back of a banshee, sail through a bioluminescent rainforest or walk under mystical floating mountains? It’s no wonder Pandora instantly became a must-do experience when it opened at Walt Disney World Resort last year.
Experience the wonders of our world and explore cultures from around the globe. Explore Disney World the theme park that ignites the senses and sets your spirits soaring!
Serving Up Entertainment for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Summer is waning, and fall is just around the corner. At Walt Disney World® Resort, that means it’s almost time for the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival! This year, the Festival covers 75 days, from Aug. 30-Nov. 12, 2018, and the Disney Parks Live Entertainment team is hard at work on a menu of great experiences to fill those days when you visit. The Eat to the Beat Concert Series returns to America Gardens Theater with nine new acts including 98 Degrees, MercyMe, Vertical Horizon, Glass Tiger, Sheila E. and Jim Belushi & the Sacred Hearts.
Making Lost & Found So Easy … It’s Like Magic!
A day at Walt Disney World® Resort is sure to be adventurous and filled with fun, but sometimes in all that excitement it can be easy to lose track of personal belongings.
Dates Announced For 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays & Candlelight Processional
We’re happy to share that the 2018 Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays will return to the park Nov. 18-Dec. 30, 2018. The Candlelight Processional also returns this year and for the first time, the popular holiday tradition will open for Thanksgiving on Nov. 22-Dec. 30, 2018.
The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays invites Guests to discover holiday cheer throughout the park and across all 11 World Showcase pavilions. Special entertainment, storytellers, seasonal favorites at Holiday Kitchens, and eye-catching holiday decor are all part of the fun. Evenings during this time are topped off with a special holiday presentation of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.”
The Candlelight Processional, a holiday must-do for many Epcot Guests, is a retelling of the traditional Christmas story read by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a massed choir and live orchestra. Stay tuned for updates on this year’s Candlelight narrators and dining package information.
New After Fireworks Dessert Party Coming to Magic Kingdom Park
Do you love fireworks … and dessert? Due to the popularity of the Fireworks Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom® Park, there will now be an additional option – the After Fireworks Dessert Party starting on May 28, 2018. Now Guests can experience the legendary fireworks over Cinderella Castle from a special viewing area in the Plaza Garden, and afterward, head on over to Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant and indulge in a delicious array of all-you-care-to-enjoy desserts!
Wine Bar George at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort is Now Open!
Wine Bar George, the latest addition to the dynamic food and beverage scene at Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort, is now open! The restaurant’s namesake, George Miliotes, is a Master Sommelier – one of only 249 in the world. Wine Bar George is the only wine bar in Florida owned by a Master Sommelier and will offer more than 130 selections by the ounce, glass, and bottle in a range of varietals, vintages, and prices.