Guests visiting Walt Disney World for Independence Day 2017 will be able to experience two special 4th of July fireworks shows.
Since it’s debut at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the “it’s a small world” attraction has delighted guests of all ages. Let’s take a look at some of the history and trivia which make this attraction so special.
Spring is quickly approaching! Tomorrow Epcot will be filled with beautiful topiaries and all kinds of flowers, plants, butterflies, and delicious foods as the 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival kicks off. If your family will be heading to Walt Disney World Resort for the festival or shortly after, you’ll want to be aware of the scheduled refurbishments which may affect your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. The Refurbishment Schedule is subject to change, so be sure to confirm any information prior to your vacation.
Guests at Magic Kingdom will be able to experience a brand new nighttime spectacular called Happily Ever After beginning May 12, 2017. The new show, which will replace the Wishes nighttime spectacular, will feature more lasers, lights, and projections than any other fireworks show in the park’s history.
There are so many fun and unique experiences on my Disney bucket list – dining at Club 33, visiting Walt’s Disneyland apartment, touring the Cinderella Castle Dream Suite…and the list goes on and on. At the top of my Disney bucket list is what I think may be the best way to experience all of the magic Disney has brought to the world. Someday I hope to visit all six Disney resorts around the world.
When the imagineers designed Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, they included a tribute to the mouse that started it all by hiding the classic three circle Mickey Mouse shape within many of the attractions. Let’s take a look at where you can find some of these hidden Mickeys at Magic Kingdom.
The holiday season is well underway at Walt Disney World! Christmas is one of the best times to visit Disney. I had the privilege of spending the holidays with Mickey several years ago. It was such a magical experience seeing the parks decorated for Christmas. If your family will be spending the holidays at Walt Disney World this year, you’ll want to be aware of the scheduled refurbishments listed below before you make your way to the Most Magical Place on Earth.
With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas quickly approaching, many families are eagerly counting down the days to their Walt Disney World vacation. If your family will be visiting Walt Disney World this holiday season, you’ll want to be aware of the scheduled refurbishments listed below before you make your way to the Most Magical Place on Earth.
Each year as the leaves begin to change colors, the Magic Kingdom is also transformed with the colors of fall. Main Street, U.S.A. comes to life with pumpkins, scarecrows, and beautiful wreaths made from autumn leaves. A few years ago, as I celebrated my birthday at Walt Disney World, I was able to once again experience the beautiful colors of fall at the Magic Kingdom.
Fall is one of the best times to visit Walt Disney World. Main Street, U.S.A. is decorated with the colors of autumn. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party invites guests to dress in costume and trick-or-treat with Mickey and friends. Fall bring cooler temperatures and reduced crowds to the parks, as well.
The summer is quickly drawing to a close, and soon the Magic Kingdom will be filed with pumpkins, candy, and trick-or-treaters. While there are not currently a large number of refurbishments scheduled for the parks, refurbishments are scheduled for a couple of the most popular Disney attractions.
Summer is well underway! The Florida sun is hot, the parks are crowded, and it’s my favorite time of year to visit Walt Disney World! For me, nothing says 4th of July like a trip to the Most Magical Place On Earth. Cinderella Castle is decorated with red, white, and blue at night. The American Adventure helps guests get in a patriotic mood. And of course, there’s also the fireworks.
The plan for the day was to visit Animal Kingdom and then park hop to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see the new Star Wars fireworks show; however, after five hours of visiting many of our favorite Animal Kingdom attractions, we decided it would be fun to visit Magic Kingdom for a while. So we headed to the bus stop, only to watch the Magic Kingdom bus pull away as we walked.
Summer is a wonderful time of year to visit Walt Disney World; however, it can also be one of the most crowded times to visit. By learning when to visit popular attractions, how to make the most of your FastPass+ selections, and which apps to utilize, you’ll become a pro at navigating the summer crowds of the Disney parks!
It’s almost summer – the most popular time of year to visit Walt Disney World! If like me, you will be headed to see Mickey soon, you’ll want to know ahead of time which attractions may be closed during your visit. Below is the May 2016 update for Walt Disney World refurbishments. As always, the Refurbishment Schedule is subject to change, so be sure to confirm any information prior to your vacation.
A single pair of shoes is capable of changing a girl’s life, or at least that’s what Cinderella would tell you. The same could also be said of a pair of shoes and your Disney vacation. With over 47 square miles to cover at Walt Disney World, you can bet there will be a lot of walking! Chose the wrong shoe and your feet will start to feel every single step after your first day in the parks. Choosing the right pair of shoes for your vacation is essential to ensuring you will have a magical time at Walt Disney World.
UPDATE: Looking for the most recent refurbishment schedule? Find the current Walt Disney World refurbishment schedule here. By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the many new experiences coming to Walt Disney World. Soon we will be able to fly with the banshees in the world of Pandora, pilot Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon, and join the […]
Even from the very first sketches of plans for Disneyland, Walt Disney always wanted to include a haunted house attraction in his park. Unlike haunted houses at other amusement parks, Walt’s haunted house would have a lighter, friendlier, comedic feel to the attraction. He originally planned to make his haunted house a walk-through attraction. Guests would stroll through at their own pace, taking in the sights and sounds of Walt’s haunted house. After further research, this walk-through attraction posed a few problems; How would the imagineers ensure a high enough capacity to allow each guest a chance to experience the attraction? How you the direct the guests’ attention to certain the elements of the attraction?
In their search for an efficient way to guide guests through Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction, the imagineers turned to a ride system which had previously proven itself on Adventure Through Space – the omnimover. This type of attraction vehicle consisted of a continuous chain of ride vehicles which would move throughout the attraction as one unit. The individual vehicles would be able to turn in any direction. The Haunted Mansion’s onmimover vehicles, affectionately called Doom Buggies, are the perfect ride vehicle for directing guests’ attention throughout the attraction and enhancing the eeriness of the Haunted Mansion.
Walt once said Disneyland will never be complete, as long as there is imagination left in the world. The same could be said of his Florida project, Walt Disney World. The imagineers are constantly working to keep the parks and resorts up-to-date while also bringing new magic to the vacation kingdom. In order for the imagineers to make sure Walt’s dream keeps growing and changing, sometimes our favorite attractions must be closed for a short time. We’ve got the updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule so you won’t be surprised by any attractions closed during your next vacation. As always, the Refurbishment Schedule is subject to change, so be sure to confirm any information prior to your vacation.
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- The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment through April 2016 and may be on modified service and/or routes. If you plan to use monorail transportation during your visit, be sure to check the best option available on your day of travel, as other transportation options will be available.
- The Mad Tea Party will be closed for a short refurbishment February 22 – 26, 2016.
- The Jungle Cruise will be closed for a brief refurbishment March 1 – 3, 2016.
It’s hard to believe it’s already time for another refurbishment schedule update. January went by fast! If you’re counting down the days to your Disney vacation, that means you’re that much closer to seeing Mickey and friends in person! Let’s take a look at the current refurbishment schedule to see which attractions may be closed during your visit to the vacation kingdom. As always, the Refurbishment and Closure schedule is subject to change and you should confirm any information prior to visiting.