For families all over the world, there's simply no place on Earth more magical than visiting the attractions at Disney Parks. This year heralds in plenty of new changes for Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
For Star Wars fans, 2019 will bring forth a special long-awaited arrival for both parks. With a sprawling 14-acres, the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction will include an immersive experience for fans of a certain galaxy far, far away. Younglings and Jedi Padawans will love training with lightsabers all day long, while families can take some time to relax in a cozy cantina. Or, make the jump to hyperspace in the Millennium Falcon and battle against the infamous Death Star. The attraction is also slated to introduce a brand new planet to the Star Wars universe for fans to explore. Enjoy your adventures, and May the Force be with you!
As if the new Star Wars addition wasn't exciting enough, the Mouse House has many other developments in store for this year. For those visiting Disney's Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, families can say congratulations in person with a fun Mickey & Minnie Surprise Celebration. The upcoming festivities will feature Mickey & Minnie in birthday-themed costuming, along with a pop-up shop on Main Street. In the afternoon, families and children can dance their hearts out at the Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party! located near Cinderella Castle. Visit with your favorite beloved Disney characters, and enjoy classic music from the Mickey Mouse Club.
At the entrance for Toy Story Mania, kids can finally say hello to The Incredibles as a new line-up of meet and greet characters in rotation. Show off your smiles by taking photos with Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, or receive a little fashion advice from Edna Mode herself. Other well-loved Pixar characters, like Mike and Sulley from Monster's Inc, will be joining the crew over at Walt Disney Presents as well.
In the fall, Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway is slated to open, offering guests the debut of the park's first (surprisingly enough!) Mickey Mouse themed ride. While many of us are completely excited for the upcoming live-action version of The Lion King, costume characters from the beloved film will be working their magic in the parks. Families can visit with Simba and other characters at the Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World.
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In addition to the upcoming Star Wars attraction, new hotels and restaurants are also slated to pop up soon. By July, Disney's Coronado Springs Hotel is set to open with new expansive upgrades. Featuring bold accents influenced by Spain and Mexico, the hotel will feature 545 additional rooms for guests, along with 50 suites and new dining options. In the fall, Disney's Riviera Resort is set to debut, featuring a Mediterranean theme. Since Disney’s D23 Expo last year, fans have been looking forward to the addition of a futuristic restaurant heading for Epcot. Although the list of new additions to Disneyland and Walt Disney World are constantly evolving, we look forward to having some magical new adventures soon!