Frozen Ever After Attraction & Royal Sommerhus To Open
June 21 at Epcot
Today we’re sharing some very exciting news from Epcot® at
Walt Disney World® Resort. Two new “Frozen” experiences – the Frozen Ever After
attraction and the adjacent Royal Sommerhus – will officially open their doors
June 21, 2016.
Located in the Norway pavilion at Epcot, Frozen Ever After
allows you to set off on an adventurous boat tour through the kingdom of
Arendelle. First, you’ll be transported to the “Winter in Summer” Celebration
where Queen Elsa embraces her magical powers to create a beautiful
“winter-in-summer” day for the entire kingdom. Next, you will pass Troll Valley
on your way up to the icy North Mountain to Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace before your
return trip to the Bay of Arendelle.
You can begin booking FastPass+ for Frozen Ever on Saturday,
May 21, 2016.
And, over at the nearby Royal Summerhus, Anna and Elsa’s
summer home, the royal sisters will be available for will for greeting
opportunities. The Norway Pavilion will open at 9 a.m., along with the
Future World area of Epcot.
Don’t forget, you can also spot Anna and Elsa over at Magic
Kingdom® Park in the “Festival of Fantasy Parade” and the new “Mickey’s Royal
Friendship Faire” show coming to Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage. Be sure to
check the My Disney Experience app for the latest locations and times for any
First-Ever Night Experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Begin May 27
Beginning May 27, 2016, you will be able to experience the
magic of nature on display at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at night -
for the first time ever. The park will
awaken at night with new rich experiences under the stars and, on May 28, The
Jungle Book: Alive with Magic live show will debut at the park.
Beginning May 27, animal spirits will be brought to life
each night by magical fireflies that reveal colorful stories of wonder and
enchantment along with other amazing sights at the tree.
After the sun sets, you also will be able to explore
Kilimanjaro Safaris and see the nighttime behavior of the wildlife and better
tune in to the unique vocalization of the animals like never before. Among the new experiences, the village of
Harambe in Africa will become the place to enjoy “Wildlife Parti” and the
spirited community of Discovery Island will come together to celebrate their
love of the natural world with the Discover Island Carnivale.
And the park’s Discovery River will awaken at night and
become a stunning stage for performances of the limited-engagement show The
Jungle Book: Alive with Magic, inspired by the hit live-action film Disney’s The
Jungle Book. Shows will feature
memorable moments from the film, including the iconic Shere Khan, and will be
filled with music and special effects that celebrate the movie and classic
songs, infused with an Indian influence.
FastPass+ and dining packages for Disney’s Animal Kingdom
night experiences will become available beginning tomorrow, May 21.
Last Chance to Experience the Classic Soarin’ at Epcot and
Disney California Adventure Before Soarin’ Around the World Debuts on June 17
You can enjoy your last chance to hang-glide across the
snow-capped mountains, above towering redwoods, and along the rocky shorelines
of the Golden State.
Epcot® Guests will enjoy farewell flights when the classic
Soarin’ returns to The Land pavilion in Future World starting May 27, 2016. The
attraction reopens at Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort before the new film, Soarin’
Around the World, debuts next month Disney parks in Shanghai, California and
Disney FastPass+ service will be available starting May 21
for this limited opportunity to enjoy the classic Soarin’ experience at Epcot.
The new film, Soarin’ Around the World, debuts June 17 at
Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland® Resort and Epcot at Walt Disney
World Resort the day after its world premiere at Shanghai Disneyland and
highlights landmarks from across the globe.
‘Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire’ Begins June 17 at Magic
Recently, we shared some details about “Mickey’s Royal
Friendship Faire,” coming to the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage at Magic
Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort, and today we’re pleased to tell you
this fantastically fun new show will make its debut on June 17, 2016!
“Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” brings to life beloved
Disney stories both classic and contemporary in a spectacular performance
featuring an original song, memorable music, lively dancing, delightful
costumes and special effects magic. Mickey and his troupe of Merry Makers have
invited friends from other lands to join them in a grand celebration. So in
addition to favorites like Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy, the
show also brings together a wonderful cast of characters from some of Disney’s
newest classics: “Frozen,” “Tangled” and “The Princess and the Frog.”
“Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” celebrates the unique
stories of the citizens who make up this magical kingdom and the wonderful
things that can happen when we try new things, go to new places and get to know
New ‘Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular’ Fireworks To Debut
at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starting June 17
Several new Star Wars experiences have debuted at Disney’s
Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort over the past year, from the
opening of Star Wars Launch Bay in December to the most recent additions of the
Star Wars stage show “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” and the daily march of
Captain Phasma and her fleet of Stormtroopers earlier this spring. Today we’re
happy to share an update on the next exciting Star Wars experience that’s set
to delight fans at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – the new Star Wars fireworks
show, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.”
This new nighttime show, which will be the most elaborate
fireworks display in this park’s history, will begin nightly performances on
June 17, 2016. This elaborate show will combine fireworks, pyrotechnics,
special effects and video projections that will turn the park’s Chinese Theater
and other buildings into the twin suns of Tatooine, a field of battle droids,
the trench of the Death Star, Starkiller Base and other Star Wars destinations.
And the show, which will feature music from throughout the film franchise, will
be punctuated with a tower of fire and spotlight beams, creating a massive
lightsaber in the sky.
Tiffins Restaurant and Nomad Lounge Opening May 27 at
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Countdown to the opening of the newest Disney signature
restaurant at Walt Disney World® Resort – Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®
Theme Park, featuring cuisine and beverages from places that inspired the
creation of the Park.
Open for both lunch and dinner, Tiffins is situated near
Pizzafari on Discovery Island, near what will be the entrance to Pandora – The
World of AVATAR, when it opens in 2017. (“Tiffin” is an Indian English word for
a midday meal or a type of container used to carry food while traveling).
Adjacent to Tiffins, Nomad Lounge features waterfront views in addition to
hand-crafted cocktails with African, Asian and South American flavors; beers,
and sustainable wines from those regions, plus specialty non-alcoholic
beverages and small bites.
Here’s a look at the menu for both Tiffins and Nomad Lounge.
The park’s culinary team is working on special dining
packages which will begin May 28 at Tiffins and Tusker House Restaurant for the
new limited-engagement nighttime show, The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic.
Similar to the popular Fantasmic! Dining Packages at
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, the Dining Package includes reserved seating for
the nighttime show. At all-you-care-to-eat Tusker House Restaurant, you can
choose the breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet on the day of the show (but they
have to dine at least 2 1/2 hours before the show). Breakfast is $37, $23 ages
3-9, plus tax and gratuity; lunch and dinner, $49, $30 ages 3-9, plus tax and
gratuity. Tusker House Restaurant is on the Disney Dining Plan and counts as
one table-service meal.
At Tiffins, the package includes the choice of appetizer,
entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage at either lunch or dinner. The
Dining Package is $67 for adults, $32 ages 3-9, plus tax and gratuity. Tiffins
is on the Disney Dining Plan and counts as two table-service meal credits.
Reservations will open tomorrow, May 21, 2016 for Tiffins
restaurant as well as Dining Packages for The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic
nighttime show, and can be made by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dine or by calling