Disney World guests are accustomed to seeing dogs like Goofy and Pluto roaming about. But starting yesterday, Disney World resort hotels have started opening their doors to more four-legged friends, allowing guests to bring their dogs to stay with them in the resort hotel rooms. This development may be raising a few questions for dog-lovers and non-dog-lovers alike. The pilot program is currently limited to only four Disney World resorts: Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside, Yacht Club, and Fort Wilderness.
It’s really not so scary! With just over a month away from Halloween, it’s that time of the year when ghosts, villains, and a variety of our Disney friends in their best costumes, make their way through the streets of the Magic Kingdom in the Boo to You Parade! While you’d normally need to have a ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party to witness this spooky processional, the Disney Parks Blog has conjured up a spell to bring it to you at home this Friday night with a live streaming event!
Visiting Walt Disney World during the early fall has its benefits, including smaller crowds and opportunities to experience Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. But early fall is also smack-dab in the middle of hurricane season and there’s always at least a small chance that your Disney vacation can be impacted by inclement weather. Just over a week ago, Hurricane Irma plowed through Florida, with Disney World in her path. Coincidentally, the day Irma passed through central Florida was to be the day our Disney World vacation ended.
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 stars are born, they possess a gift or two. One of those is, they have the power to make a wish come true. We have just found out that the Disney Parks Blog is planning to present a Wishes live streaming event this Thursday night! Wishes has been the Magic Kingdom’s nightly fireworks show since 2003. It features some of the most amazing pyrotechnics you’ll ever see, choreographed to classic Disney music.
One of the most popular Spring-time events in Walt Disney World, the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, blooms today for the 2017 season. From now through May 29th, visitors to Epcot will be able to experience a celebration of Spring, complete with colorful flowers, unique topiaries, outdoor kitchens, exhibits, seminars, how-to demonstrations, and the Garden Rocks Outdoor Concert Series. Let’s start with the flowers—there are a lot of them.
Disney has just announced Happily Ever After, an all new nighttime spectacular coming to the Magic Kingdom. Combining incredible music, amazing castle projections, and breathtaking fireworks, Happily Ever After begins lighting up the Magic Kingdom on May 12th. To get an idea of what to expect, Disney has shared a video about the making of Happily Ever After that you’ll definitely want to watch. Unfortunately, the long-running nighttime show Wishes will end on May 11th to make way for Happily Ever After.
Although it was hit by nearly a year of delays, Disney has announced that Rivers of Light will officially debut on February 17th. Rivers of Light is a new nighttime entertainment offering that will take place on the Discovery River in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Including water screen projections, animal-shaped lanterns, inspiring music, and (of course) light, Rivers of Light weaves a story of nature in a timeless celebration of water and light.
During today’s earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the long-awaited Pandora - The World of Avatar will open in Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27th! This ambitious project, which has been years in the making, bring the world of the Na’vi people from James Cameron’s Avatar to life. The new land will boast two attractions--Na’vi River Journey, a boat ride through a bioluminescent rainforest, and Avatar Flight of Passage, a flight above the world of Pandora atop a Banshee-- as well as a new dining experience, shopping experience, and more.
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.