Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Disney World Updates

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Rivers of Light will make its official debut at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort February 17th!

I got a sneak peek over the weekend:

Dining and FastPass+ reservations for this new show are now available. I do expect that many performances will have glitches since part of the show includes projection on water. Florida's weather could make it difficult to hold the show.

The 2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Concert Line Up is here.

March 3rd – May 29th popular artists perform “Garden Rocks” concert performances each Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Festival. Show times are at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. & 8 p.m. each night.. Artists include Jon Secada, The Pointer Sisters, Plain White T’s, Gin Blossoms, and Starship.

Concerts are included with regular park admission to Epcot.

Here's the full line up

March 3-4 – Jon Secada – “Just Another Day”
March 5-6 – Dennis DeYoung – The Music of STYX – “Grand Illusion”
March 10-13 – The Pointer Sisters – “I’m So Excited”
March 17-18 – Simple Plan – “Welcome to My Life” – NEW
March 19-20 – Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah”
March 24-27 – Night Ranger – “Sister Christian“
March 31-April 3 – Little River Band – “Reminiscing”
April 7-10 – Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice – “Spinning Wheel”
April 14-17 – Gin Blossoms – “Hey Jealousy”
April 21-24 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO – “Evil Woman”
April 28-29 – Exposé – “Point of No Return” – NEW
April 30-May 1 – Berlin featuring Terri Nunn – “Take My Breath Away” – NEW
May 5-8 – STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas – “We Built This City”
May 12-15 – The Guess Who – “American Woman”
May 19-22 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone – “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”
May 26-29 – The Spinners – “Working My Way Back To You”

New Magic Kingdom Fireworks Show debuts May 12th

“Happily Ever After,” a new nighttime spectacular that will combine the magic of Disney storytelling, beloved Disney characters, fireworks and so much more, will debut at Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort on May 12, 2017.

And thanks to the inclusion of state-of-the-art projection mapping technology, more Disney characters than ever before will be featured in the show, including moments from “Moana,” “Brave,” “Big Hero 6,” “Zootopia,” “The Princess & The Frog,” “Aladdin” and many others.

New Character Dining: Disney Couples

New Character Dining: An all-new character dining experience will debut this spring at Disney’s BoardWalk, with appearances by adventurous royal couples from beloved Disney films! Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Trattoria al Forno. It’s a hearty “bon voyage” celebration, featuring popular characters from favorite Disney stories like “Tangled” or “The Little Mermaid.”

Pandora – The World of AVATAR Set To Open Summer 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

When your family travels to this new land they will be immersed in adventure and wonder with the following experiences:

  • Satu’li Canteen – The main restaurant in Pandora – The World of AVATAR that will feature Na’vi art and cultural items

  • Windtraders - The merchandise location where travelers can find Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits and more

  • Pongu Pongu – A special drink location with a design that is a eclectic as its Expat owner

  • AVATAR Flight of Passage – Excursions that offer the jaw-dropping experience of riding on a Banshee over the world of Pandora

  • Na’vi River Journey – A family-friendly experience that will send you down a sacred river hidden within a bioluminescent rainforest
Take a Behind the Scenes Look:

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