Recently the Walt Disney World Resort announced opening dates for some of the attraction we got a preview of earlier this year in the Awaken Summer promotions. Below, is a rundown of opening dates broken down by park.
Starting off at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, on May 27th the park’s iconic Tree of Life will awaken each night with music and dance celebrating Discovery Island. Animal spirits and fireflies will reveal stories of wonder and show the magic of nature:
Also on May 27, Kilimanjaro Safaris will begin to offer nighttime safaris and for the first time ever feature hyenas and African Wild Dogs join the trails creature feature:
A new dining experience will also open at the park on May 27th. Tiffins signature dining experience will serve lunch and dinner and feature travel-themed dining rooms and a waterfront patio. The menu offering will consist of African, Asian and South American flavors:
Closing out Animal Kingdom, on May 28th a limited engagement show featuring the Jungle Book will premiere. The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic will be a live show that celebrates the new live-action film and music from the classic animated feature with an Indian Influence:
Moving on to Epcot, guests will soon get to experience an all new Soarin’ attraction with Soarin’ Around the World opening June 17th along with a 3rd theater for more efficient operation and higher capacity.
Currently already happening next door at the Seas with Nemo and Friends is a fun new addition to Turtle Talk with Crush. Some newer characters from the upcoming film Finding Dory join Crush during the experience.
The big new addition many have been waiting for at Epcot will open June 21st in World Showcase. Frozen ever After boat ride will take guests on a journey through Frozen Norway. Passengers will sail their way to Elsa’s Winter in Summer Celebration with all new songs from the writer’s that brought you “Let It Go”
Also opening in the Norway Pavilion, Anna and Elsa will greet guests in their all new Royal Sommerhus, modeled after a traditional Norwegian Cabin!
Moving over to Walt Disney World’s first park we find a grand new stage show set to open June 17th. Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire will feature Tiana, Rapunzel, Anna and Elsa, along with a lot more Disney characters performed on one of the grandest stages. The “timeless fairytale” combines dance, fireworks, and stunts with memorable music and a new original song.
Wrapping up at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Star wars fun continues with the opening of “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” premiering June 17th at the park! The next generation of Star Wars show brings themed fireworks, lasers, special effects, video projections of characters and scenes all set to the unforgettable John Williams score.
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