It’s an exciting time to be a Walt Disney World fan, and this Summer is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated seasons in the company’s history. With thrilling new offerings such as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the NBA Experience at Disney Springs, to the opening of a brand new nighttime show – Wonderful World of Animation – at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in addition to Coronado Springs’ newest tower, the Gran Destino, there’s no shortage of magic to explore at Walt Disney World Resort.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Perhaps the most anticipated addition to Walt Disney World Resort, Galaxy’s Edge is said to be unlike anything guests have ever experienced at a Disney theme park before. With impeccable immersive theming, character and land interaction, droids, and the addition of two new attractions – Millenium Flacon: Smuggler’s Run, set to open along with Galaxy’s Edge on August 29th, 2019, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance set to open later this year – you can bet that Star Wars and Theme Park fans alike will join forces in proclaiming this land to be unlike anything ever experienced or offered anywhere else!
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy – Lightning McQueen has raced into Disney’s Hollywood Studios just in time for summer, with his brand new Racing Academy having just opened this past March. This all-new show places you in the middle of the Disney Pixar’s Cars’ Experience as you follow along with Lightning McQueen and his friends, while Lightning tries out his newest racing simulator, and is put to the test in an unexpected race against a returning competitor. Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy can be found near Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, in the recently reimagined Cars’ Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Wonderful World of Animation – Walt Disney World Resort’s newest nighttime show, Wonderful World of Animation, debuted May 1st, and takes guests through the Walt Disney Company’s many animated films, spanning over 90+ years! Hosted on the facade of the Chinese Theatre, Disney brings many of its features films – from Sleeping Beauty to Coco, and many more – to new life in ways that only Walt Disney World can. Of course, this show never loses sight of one thing: That it all started with a Mouse!
NBA Experience – Set to open at Disney Springs on August 12th, 2019, the NBA Experience is slated to be an immersive venue that places Basketball fans in the middle of the game, while also encouraging them to get their head in the game. Fans will enter through a the Player Entry Tunnel, and will be able to embark on 13 unique NBA experiences that only the magic of Disney can offer. Whether you’re new to the court, or a pro at hoops, there will be an activity for everyone to engage in at the NBA Experience. Live out your NBA dreams come Summer, on the West Side of Disney Springs.
Gran Destino Tower – There’s no shortage of Resort Hotels at Walt Disney World, but that’s not stopping the Walt Disney company from expanding onto resorts currently existing on property. Truth be told, we don’t want them to stop! The newest addition coming to the Walt Disney World Resort’s Coronado Springs Resort on July 9th, 2019, boasts Spanish-inspired architecture as soon as you enter the two-story lobby, and is home to 545 additional new guest rooms, with 50 of those new rooms being suites. From the concept art that has been released, the Gran Destino Tower looks to uphold the Disney standard for hotel design and quality, and we cannot wait to experience this resort for ourselves this coming summer. Reservations are now available on Walt Disney World’s official website, so be sure to book your stay today!
With so many new and exciting additions coming to Walt Disney World this summer, we’re looking forward to soaking in everything under the sun at the Disney Parks this season! The fun is just beginning, and we’re looking forward to taking all of you along on this journey through the parks in the coming months.