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.
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.
For the past few years, Magic Kingdom guests have celebrated a world filled with magic with Celebrate the Magic projection show. That show lights up Cinderella Castle for the last time on November 3rd to make way for an all new projection show, "Once Upon a Time" which premieres on the night of November 4th. Join Mrs. Potts (from Beauty and the Beast) as she tells Chip a bedtime story including scenes from favorite Disney stories from Peter Pan, Cinderella, Bambi, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and others.
After the switch for Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights was turned off for the last time last year, it left many Disney World fans wondering what, if anything, Disney’s Hollywood Studios would offer for the 2016 holiday season. Today we’ve learned that Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, an all-new fireworks/projection show is debuting this holiday season. The premise of this show is that Santa Claus has gone missing and Wayne and Lanny, the elves from Prep and Landing are leading the search.
As we’ve reported before, the Main Street Electrical Parade will be leaving Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on October 9th to return home to Disneyland. Before it leaves the Magic Kingdom, however, there’s one more chance for all of us to watch it roll down Main Street U.S.A. The Disney Parks Blog has just announced that they’ll be live-streaming the Main Street Electrical Parade this Sunday night, August 28th, at 8:55pm Eastern.
After its most recent 6 year run in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, the Main Street Electrical Parade will return to Disneyland for a limited engagement in early 2017! Starting in Disneyland in 1972, the Main Street Electrical Parade has a long history of crossing the country, having rolled through the Magic Kingdom 3 times and once each for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. It will close its current run in the Magic Kingdom on October 9th.
Starting in October, Sam Eagle, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and other Muppets can be found in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square for a retelling of events in American history. The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History will take place several times daily just outside of The Hall of Presidents and will feature an original song along with the Muppets' own unique brand of humor. Rumors about the Muppets appearing in Liberty Square started appearing over a month ago and some have noted some minor construction work in the windows near The Hall of Presidents as evidence that something was about to happen.
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.