Walt Disney World has been making some BIG changes. Both Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land are currently being developed in Hollywood Studios and the World of Avatar is near completion in Animal Kingdom. While not all of the park improvements and additions will be completed next year, there are some things that will be new for Walt Disney World in 2017.
What’s New for Walt Disney World in 2017?
- Magic Kingdom Welcome Show at Cinderella Castle
- Happily Ever After Nightime Spectacular Show begins May 12.
- The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History is the newest addition to Liberty Square. You will get to see Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo and more characters in this live show several times daily just outside The Hall of Presidents.
- Mickey’s Royal Friendship Fair Stage Show with Mickey and friends.
- Princess Elena of Avalor meet & greet at Princess Fairytale Hall! (We also recently spotted her at Epcot!)
- Soarin’ has changed to incorporate a global focus. It still has the same experience of flying high above the earth, but now you will travel to different landmarks through out the world.
- Turtle Talk with Crush is featuring Dory for a limited time.
- Norway in Epcot’s World Showcase has had HUGE improvements. There, you will be able to visit with Anna & Elsa in their Royal Sommerhus, meet some pretty cool Vikings near the Stave Church and ride the new Frozen Ever After which transports you to Arendelle!
- Garden Grill has re-opened for Breakfast.
- Choza Tequila, an authentic outdoor tequileria,will open just outside of the Mexico pavilion. It will serve hand-crafted margaritas & small plates (like tacos, empanads, & guacamole).
- Tiffins is a new signature table service restaurant on Discovery Island. The menu features food from around the world. You can dine inside or out and you can even grab a beautiful water view.
- Due to debut the end of May 2017 is Pandora – The World of AVATAR. This much-anticipated land is going to have two major attractions: AVATAR Flight of Passage and the Na’vi River Journey.
- Meet Moana and see a preview of the movie at Walt Disney, One Man’s Dream.
- Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine from January 7- March 19
- BB-8 begins character greetings at Star Wars Launch Bay this March.
- “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters” limited-time concert event will showcase memorable music from Pixar Animation Studios films, complete with a live orchestra and appearances by beloved Disney•Pixar characters. Starts May 26th.
- The newest water coaster is Miss Fortune Falls. Grab a raft & take an adventure on some white-water rapids.
- Wine Bar George will feature 100 wines by the bottle & glass.
As we get more information about what’s coming to Disney in 2017, we will keep you updated!