It seems like there is always something changing at Disney Parks lately. Yesterday, at the D23 Expo there was some big announcements. Let’s get right to it.
Disney World’s Hollywood Studios is getting an all new cinematic nighttime experience. It will be called “Wonderful World of Animation”. It makes its big debut in May of 2019 as a part of the parks 30th anniversary celebration. The new cinematic state of the art projection experience will take you on an amazing journey through more then 90 years of the amazing world of Disney animation. Of course, it begins with Mickey himself, cause that is how this is all started after all.
Also coming to Hollywood Studios, as some of you may have already heard, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. This ride will be where The Great Movie ride used to be. This new ride will use amazing new technology to transform a 2D cartoon into a real world experience. It is the first ride through attraction themed to the most amazing mouse ever, Mickey. The ride will have a new and original story and super cute theme song to rock out to as you go on a journey inside the world of the Disney Channel’s award winning shorts “Mickey Mouse.”
But wait, there are a few more changes coming to Disney World. Starting Jan. 18 to Sept, 30, 2019 at the Magic Kingdom, you can watch and join Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration. It will include a new dance party with Mickey and Minnie, there will also be new food and merchandise to go with the celebration. Coming to the France Pavilion over at Epcot is a new show, it is brand new “Beauty and the Beast” sing along. This will not be replacing anything, just adding to the current line up.
While we are talking about France, they are also getting a new attraction called Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Construction for this has been underway for a little while now. In 2020 there will be an all new nighttime show also at Epcot. It will showcase how Disney inspires people everywhere. It will feature huge floating set pieces with built in LED panels, perfectly choreographed fountains, pyro and lights and lasers. But before that there will be a limited time show called “Epcot Forever” in fall of 2019. It will have classic Epcot music. There will be amazing fireworks, lighting, lasers, music, and special effects kites.
The Canada pavilion will also be getting an updated movie.
You may have heard about the incredible new Star Wars resort coming Disney World. This resort will be like no other. In true Disney fashion you will feel like you have entered an alternate universe from the first moment you step foot on the launch pods, that’s right I said launch pads. They will take you to your luxurious new digs that will have fine dining and space view cabins. I can not wait to see the space view cabins.
On to the original park, Disneyland. The new festivities will include Get your Ears on: A Mickey and Minnie celebration. Of course this will include new entertainment, food and merchandise.
Starting Jan. 18, 2019 the night will come to life with “Mickey’s Mix Magic.” It is an all new dance party featuring new music, projections, and lasers to help you get the party started. Mickey’s Soundsational Parade will return in Jan, 2019 and will include a new float with the head mouse in charge, Mickey.
Coming to Disney Cruise Line will be Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Party at Sea on Board the Disney Fantasy next summer.
Last but certainly not least, if you will be in New York City you can check out “Mickey: The True Original” Exhibition in the big apple. It is an interactive exhibit designed to show you Mickey’s huge impact on pop culture. It will run through Feb. 10. 2019. You can get tickets at Disney.com/mickeytrueoriginal .
Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust – Maria
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