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New Disney World Rides & Attractions

We’ve been seeing big changes in all four of the Disney parks and if you are wondering what’s been updated since the last time you’ve been, you are going to be surprised at all the additions. There are plenty of new Disney World rides & attractions for you to experience.

New Rides & Attractions at Disney World

New Disney World Rides & Attractions

Disney Fab 50 Character Collection at all Disney World Parks

As part of the Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration, new statues have been placed in all four of the Disney World parks.

‘Disney Fab 50 Character Collection’ Pua

The “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection” feature fifty golden Disney characters from Coco to Pua!

Guests using the new MagicBand+ will be able to interact with each of these statues in fun and surprising ways.

Magic Kingdom

Disney After Hours Christmas Enchantment

Disney Enchantment

Everyone knows how fantastic the night shows are at Magic Kingdom. This year, Disney World introduced “Disney Enchantment.”

This immersive light show combines Disney music, stunning fireworks, & enhanced lighting that for the first time goes beyond Cinderella Castle.

It actually begins at Cinderella Castle, but then travels all the way down Main Street, U.S.A.

For example, in one sequence Joe Gardner from Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” brings guests with him into “the zone.”

As he plays his piano, shimmering blue and purple lighting move from the castle, transporting guests into a magical realm inspired by the art of Disney Legend Mary Blair.

This dream-like sequence is filled with popular Disney characters from “Beauty and the Beast” and “Alice in Wonderland”, “Wreck-It Ralph” and more.

It ends with Tinker Bell taking flight and spreading shimmering gold pixie dust over Magic Kingdom!

Epcot

Galaxarium at EPCOT

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

This roller coaster begins with a reverse launch, which is a first for Disney World!

Guests will also experience a 360 degree rotation all the while being immersed in a story which makes them feel part of the action!

Ratatouille Ride

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Shrink to the size of Chef Remy and race through Gusteau’s restaurant on a wild adventure!

Epcot Night Show

Harmonious

This new nighttime show celebrates how the music of Disney inspires people all over the world.

Guests will hear a new soundtrack of Disney inspired music while watching massive floating set pieces with custom-built LED panels & choreographed moving fountains go across the water. Lasers also light up the night sky.

Animal Kingdom

NEW Big Blue Beyond Finding Nemo Performance

Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!

This the newly reimagined theatrical show incorporates live performers and puppets, along with many favorite production numbers from the original “Finding Nemo: The Musical.”

There is a new script, new set and an all new LED video wall to make you feel like you are under the sea!

Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Starcruiser experience

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

There is a whole new immersive Star Wars experience that allows guests to spend 2 nights in a Star Wars ship that transports them to Hollywood Studios for the experience on a lifetime!

Guests board a Launch Pod to begin their Star Wars journey into hyperspace before being transported to the Halcyon starcruiser.

The two-night stay will bring guests along on an interactive journey that interweaves with crew members, other passengers, droids and familiar Star Wars characters such as Rey, Chewbacca and Kylo Ren.

Guest will choose alliances and chart their own courses, which may involve encounters with the starcruiser’s strong and charismatic captain, a plucky mechanic, or a charming scoundrel with an ulterior motive, among others.

Those on the starcruiser will also be taken to Galaxy’s Edge, where they can enjoy everything Hollywood Studios has to offer.

After Hours at Typhoon Lagoon

Typhoon Lagoon

Disney H20 Glow After Hours

From May 28 through August 27, on select dates, guests can enjoy visiting the park at night.

This year’s version will offer unique, vibrant décor, complimentary food and beverages and high-energy DJ dance parties.


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Kristen

Sunday 9th of April 2017

We are planning to go in December! Can't wait! I am also insanely giddy after reading!! Thank you for this post!

Stacy

Saturday 18th of February 2017

So excited for the new changes! We went as a family January 2016 and will be going back for our Honeymoon January 2018!

Debbie

Friday 20th of January 2017

Were going for the 1st time with our 3 kids in April for Easter the kids are 16,10, and 2. We are all very excited. I've been doing lots of research, we are staying at Pop century.

Kristi

Sunday 22nd of January 2017

You will have a wonderful time in the Spring. Be sure to read my recent post https://www.disneyinsidertips.com/reasons-to-visit-epcot-this-spring/

John Aloyisius Matern III

Wednesday 4th of January 2017

Enjoyed the Halloween party last year, this year we are going for the Christmas party and all the extra I will be 50, my daughter will be 10, can't wait to go

Kristi

Thursday 5th of January 2017

You will have the time of your life! The Christmas party is amazing!

Majella

Thursday 29th of December 2016

My family and I are coming in June from Ireland can you please tell us everything we need to know for this wonderful trip of a lifetime.

Kristi

Thursday 29th of December 2016

Be sure to read this... https://www.disneyinsidertips.com/planning-your-2016-disney-world-vacation/ and feel free to ask us any questions you may have! You can find us on Facebook as well... https://www.facebook.com/DisneyInsiderTips/

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