LAKE BUENA VISTA — The launch of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios headlines a long list of new attractions and experiences at all four Walt Disney World theme parks plus Disney Springs debuting in summer 2018.
Most of the festivities kick off U.S. Memorial Day weekend, May 25 – 27.
At Magic Kingdom, favourite Disney•Pixar super heroes will take over Tomorrowland, including Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Edna Mode and Frozone from Disney•Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ and upcoming ‘Incredibles 2’, opening June 15. The super heroes will interact with guests throughout the land. The festivities culminate with the ‘SUPER’ dance party on the Rocket Tower Stage.
Super Heroes take over the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot. Star-Lord and Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy will join an alien band, taking guests on a journey through the cosmos. The party will feature hits from Awesome Mixtapes 1 and 2 – fun and favorite tunes from the two movies’ soundtracks – building the anticipation for a new Epcot Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer with two new experiences: Donald Duck takes over Dinoland U.S.A. with prehistoric elements in a new character celebration; and Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug, from the Disney•Pixar hit film ‘Up’, discover species of birds from around the world at Explorers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure. Meanwhile Pandora – The World of Avatar’s ‘Avatar – Flight of Passage’, is already the top-rated attraction at Walt Disney World.
Summer 2018 also marks the first summer for new offerings at Disney Springs including ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’, a Hyper-Reality Experience from Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB and The VOID; and a host of new restaurants and bars. These include The Edison, a lavish Industrial Gothic restaurant and bar; Maria & Enzo’s, an open and airy Italian trattoria featuring family-friendly dishes inspired by Sicily; Terralina Crafted Italian, a new concept from James Beard award winner and Top Chef Master Chef Tony Mantuano; and Wine Bar George, the only Master Sommelier-led wine bar in Florida, brought to Disney Springs by former California Grill manager and Master Sommelier George Miliotes (opening this spring).
And at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the new 11-acre Toy Story Land will transport guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard. Guests will experience two new attractions, including Slinky Dog Dash, a family-friendly coaster, and Alien Swirling Saucers. The new land also will encompass Toy Story Mania! which has been expanded to add a third track to the existing popular attraction. Woody’s Lunch Box will be a new quick-service kiosk serving meals and old-fashioned soda floats inside Toy Story Land.