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.
When’s the last time you visited Disney World or Disneyland? A few months ago? A few years ago? When you were a kid? Never? No matter when you last went on a Disney vacation, there’s a lot of great reasons to look forward to on a visit to Disney World or Disneyland in 2017. Pandora in Disney’s Animal Kingdom This summer, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the biggest Disney theme park in the world, will receive it’s biggest expansion ever: Pandora - The World of Avatar.
Yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, dropped the announcement (see what I did there?) that a new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction is coming to Disney California Adventure. The new attraction, named Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission BREAKOUT!, is slated to open next summer. Fans of the Marvel Universe will finally have an actual attraction in a Disney Park. Up until now, the Marvel presence in Disney’s U.
In case you’ve missed it, there’s a disturbing rumor circulating this week that Disney is planning on introducing "Guardians of the Galaxy" to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure. The disturbing part of the rumor is that it will come in the form of a re-theme of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. I thought "Guardians of the Galaxy" was a great movie and I’d love to see more of it (and other Marvel properties) represented in Disney’s parks.
The First Avenger and your friendly neighborhood webslinger are scheduled to start meeting guests in Disney California Adventure starting April 3rd. This also marks a move of Disneyland’s Marvel presence to Disney California Adventure as Marvel HQ is set to close on April 2. For the past couple of years, Disneyland guests have been able to virtually suit up in Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, see a collection of Iron Man suits, and cross the bifrost to meet Thor in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland.
Earlier this year, we sadly said goodbye to Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular in Disney California Adventure’s Hyperion Theater. But coming May 27th, you’ll be able to see Frozen - Live at the Hyperion an all new musical adaptation of the popular Disney film Frozen. Disney promises elaborate costumes, sets, special effects, puppetry, and music to make this a must-see show. If it’s anything nearly as good as its predecessor, it will be amazing.
New characts from Pixar’s "Finding Dory" will be swimming up to the "Human Tank" this summer at Turtle Talk with Crush in both Epcot and Disney California Adventure. The new characters will include Destiny the whale shark, Bailey the beluga whale, and Hank the "septopus". Even the little dude, Squirt, will be joining his old man to answer questions from the humans. In case you’re unfamiliar with Turtle Talk with Crush, it’s a wonderfully fun interactive show where Crush from "
Disney is reporting that Luigi and Guido are returning from their trip to Italy and reopening Casa Della Tires in Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land. When it reopens on March 7th, so will Luigi’s Rollickin' Roadsters, a trackless family ride where each car will have it’s own unique "dance" so that no two rides will be the same. When Cars Land opened in 2012, Casa Della Tires was the home to Luigi’s Flying Tires, a ride where guests would ride tires on a cushion of air (think really big air hockey table).