Summer is heating up in Disney Parks

May 12, 2017

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting warmer, and it’s clear that summer is upon us. And there’s no better place to be this summer than at Walt Disney World or Disneyland where summer is heating up with lots of exciting new attractions and activities.

In the Magic Kingdom, summer starts tonight with the debut of Happily Ever After, an all new nighttime spectacular featuring fireworks, lasers, and projections on Cinderella Castle. Nobody does fireworks like Disney and this show promises to be the most breathtaking display ever. If you’re like us, then you can’t wait to see this show. The good news is that you won’t have to! The Disney Parks Blog will be live-streaming the premiere tonight starting at 8:55pm EDT!

In the meantime, get a glimpse of what’s in store with this behind the scenes video of the making of Happily Ever After.

The music of Pixar comes alive in Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer. Each night in the Theater of the Stars (where Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage is performed during the day), a full orchestra will perform classic songs from Toy Story, UP, Cars, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, Inc.. Along with the music, clips from the movies will be shown and Pixar characters will appear on stage.

On Memorial Day weekend, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will open the gates to the biggest debut in Disney World this summer. Pandora-The World of Avatar is an all new land that will transport you to the world of the Na’vi from James Cameron’s Avatar. Soar over Pandora on a mountain banshee in Flight of Passage or take a leisurely boat ride through a bioluminescent rainforest in Na’vi River Journey. Or enjoy some of the unique food offerings, all while taking in the Pandora landscape filled with exotic plants and floating mountains.

Over at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, a freak summer snowstorm brings Kristoff and Olaf (from Frozen) to host the Frozen Games. Choose to join either Team Kristoff or Team Olaf and compete in several fun games such as ice pail relays, slide races, a snowball toss, and more! Both Kristoff and Olaf will be around for special meet-n-greet and photo opportunities.

Summer is also heating up in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. In Disneyland Park, be sure to catch the iconic Main Street Electrical Parade, celebrating 45 years of lighting up Disney Parks. This must-see classic Disney parade runs through the streets of Disneyland nightly through August 20th.

In Disney California Adventure, the Summer of Heroes kicks off on Memorial Day weekend. Meet some of Marvel’s greatest heroes, including Captain America, Spider-Man, and Black Widow. In the Avengers Training Initiative, young recruits can train with Hawkeye and Black Widow to see if they have what it takes to be an Avenger. Star-Lord, Gamora, and Groot host Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!, an epic dance party where you might bump into one of the Guardians of the Galaxy. And speaking of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket needs your help rescuing the other Guardians from the Collector’s fortress in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!.

There’s no doubt that this summer will be epic in the Disney Parks. And you’ll definitely want to be a part of it. Have you planned a summer trip to Disney World or Disneyland yet? It’s not too late. Email raymie@simplymagicalvacations.com now to get started with a free, no obligation quote! And leave a comment and let us know what you’re most exciting about in Disney World or Disneyland this summer.

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