(Note: The links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Read our disclosure policy here.)
We’ve been seeing big changes in all four of the Disney parks and if you are wondering what’s new at Disney World since the last time you’ve been, you are going to be surprised at all the additions.
While the biggest addition to Disney World is Galaxy’s Edge, there are other features that each of the parks have added which creates new experiences for those who haven’t been to Disney World in the last few years.
What’s New at Disney World
Effective May 1,2019 Walt Disney World parks are SMOKE FREE. The only place you will be able to smoke, is at the designated smoking area at the entrance to the parks.
What’s New at Magic Kingdom
“Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” is the newest street party in Magic Kingdom. It features floats, dance music and interactive features allowing you to join in the fun!
Pluto now greets guests inside Pete’s Silly Sideshow. He takes the place of Minnie Mouse since she is currently available for meet & greets with Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater on Main Street USA.
What’s New at Epcot
Mission Space has been upgraded with a new Green mission that takes you around Earth.
“Epcot Forever” nighttime spectacular celebrates the past, present and future of Epcot. The new show has a laser light show, music and of course, fireworks around the park’s World Showcase Lagoon.
Epcot is getting ready for a total overhaul. You can take a look at what’s to come at Epcot in the next few years at the Epcot Experience.
What’s New at Animal Kingdom
There is a new Tree of Life show inspired by “The Lion King.” You can enjoy the show that is paired to music from the movie nightly.
UP! A Great Bird Adventure” show featuring Russel and Dug from UP! This bird encounter features flying creatures with special appearances from some of your favorite UP! characters!
You might also see Kevin from Pixar’s “Up” daily on Discovery Island!
Rivers of Light: We Are One show is a new take on the Animal Kingdom nightly watershow. While it looks like the old Rivers of Light show, new enhancements have been added.
What’s New at Hollywood Studio
Of course, the largest expansion in Disney World is Galaxy’s Edge. This area features new rides, new merchandise, and new snack stalls!
There is a new Disney Junior Dance party featuring Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, Timon and even Mickey!
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will open. There will be a new Dance Party (“DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time!”) featuring the pit crew & you can meet Piston Cup Champion Cruz Ramirez!
Fancy Nancy at an all-new character greeting location in Animation Courtyard. Nancy will also soon be part of the breakfast-time fun during Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine.
What’s New at Disney Resorts
There is a new way to get to the Disney parks!
Disney Skyliner now connects Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort (opens Dec. 16, 2019).
Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has opened and it features a two story lobby and beautiful suites!
As we get more information all of what’s new at Disney World, we will keep you updated!
Which of these are you most excited to experience?