What’s New at the Disney Parks in 2018!

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths,” Walt Disney

If you have visited any of the Disney parks within the last couple years, you will notice there are many exciting additions that have taken place. Some of these include:

● Firework shows
● Restaurants
● Parades
● Attractions
● Themed areas in the parks

And so much more!!!

Like Walt Disney quoted so long ago, Disney keeps moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things! Recently, at the D23 Expo, the Walt Disney company announced more exciting changes that are coming down the pipeline!

In 2017, Disney announced that it would be building a new resort! Not just any resort, but it will be a STAR WARS themed resort! Hold my light saber, Disney has shared even more details about this exciting new resort! This new Star Wars luxury resort will be leading Disney down new paths as a first-of-its-kind resort immersion experience. Guests staying here will become part of the Star Wars story as they depart on their star ship for a multi-day Star Wars adventure complete with characters, star wars attire, and beautiful views of space from their windows! Disney released news that the location of this resort will be connected to the Hollywood Studios new Star Wars themed land: The Galaxy’s Edge, which is set to open sometime in 2019!

Also opening at Hollywood Studios in 2019, Mickey Mouse will also be getting his first attraction! Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad will take guests on a 2 1⁄2 D experience!

Epcot has some exciting new attractions coming its way! A new Guardians of the Galaxy coaster will have a home in Future World. The coaster will be one of the world’s longest indoor roller coasters! Also, in the works at Epcot is an attraction inspired by the movie Ratatouille. This new attraction will be located in the France Pavilion in the World Showcase. It was shared that this attraction will be a 4D experience and guests will be shrunk down to the size of Remy as they scatter to safety in Gusteau’s kitchen. The opening date for these attraction has not yet been announced.

Our favorite Pixar friends will be celebrated at Pixar Fest starting April 13, 2018 at the Disneyland Resort. This will be a celebration of “Friendship and Beyond”. Pixar Fest will bring with it exciting new experiences for the whole family to enjoy together!

● Together Forever​- will be a new nighttime spectacular
● The ​Paint the Night​ Parade will make its debut at California Adventure
theme park with the new Incredibles float.

Opening June 23rd, 2018, at Disneyland’s California Adventure will be the newly reimagined Pixar Pier. With 4 newly themed neighborhoods that will be filled with our favorite characters from Inside Out, The Incredibles, Toy Story, and more! Pixar Pier will feature new dining opportunities, merchandise, and attractions; including the new Incredicoaster. A new roller coaster experience where the Parr family will race alongside you on a hero adventure to catch Baby Jack-Jack!

Throughout the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, they are gearing up to start their “Incredible Summer”. At the Magic Kingdom park guests will be able to meet the characters from the Incredibles including the fashion friendly Edna Mode. This is a new show centered around the character’s Senior Explorer Russell and his furry dog friend Dug, from Up. They will grace the stage at the Animal Kingdom theme park. Disney’s Hollywood studios has an exciting new ​Toy Story Land ​opening June 30, 2018!

The Disney parks are ever changing and have created experiences that have “wowed” and “amazed” guests for generations. Walt Disney was once quoted as saying“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible,” and we couldn’t agree more. The Disney parks do just that, they create memories that you would have thought impossible to experience!

Beth Rodgers

Travel Specialist

 

Beth Rodgers
beth@meandthemouse.com