Sunday, August 16, 2015

Walt Disney World News and Rumors 8/10/15 - 8/16/15

News and Rumors are gathered from various different sources. All rumors are rumors and are to be taken as such.  


Magic Kingdom

  • A new restaurant will be introduced in Adventureland called The Jungle Skipper Canteen. It expected to be a table service restaurant with skippers serving up extra helpings of humor, along with lunch and dinner inspired by the flavors of Africa, Asia and South America. Rooms will be highly themed including a crew mess hall or a once hidden, secret meeting room of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers.

  •  Soarin’ Around the World will debut beginning in 2016. The attraction will take Guests on a journey to far-flung lands, where they will fly above some of the most unique natural landscapes and soar over man-made wonders.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  •  A new Star Wars-themed land will be headed to the park which will transport Guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port. There will be two signature attractions–a customized secret mission on the Millennium Falcon and thrilling battle experience. The land will include a cantina and the stores will be operated by local inhabitants.
  • In the intirim, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue will include a new adventure featuring locations and characters from the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Also, the Jedi Training Academy will be re-imagined and include new characters from “Star Wars Rebels.” 

  • Also later this year, Guests will be able to experience the Star Wars Launch Bay which will be found in the Animation Courtyard. This new attraction will take Guests into the upcoming film with special exhibits and peeks behind-the-scenes, including favorite Star Wars characters, special merchandise and food offerings. 
  • Beginning early 2016, the park will offer the Season of the Force, a new seasonal event that will give Guests the opportunity to experience advanced character experiences; limited time food, drink, and merchandise opportunities; and more. In addition, there will be a new fireworks spectacular set to the iconic score of the Star Wars movies. 

  • Toy Story Land as also announced as a second addition to the park. This area will take guests into Andy's backyard and will include a family-friendly roller coaster where guests ride on the back of Slinky Dog and an alien saucers attraction that will see The Claw looming over you. 

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  •  Avatarland will officially be called Pandora – The World of AVATAR. The big E-ticket attraction allowing guests to soar on the winged Banshee will be called AVATAR Flight of Passage. 
  • Rivers of Light is slated to to be a ceremonial event that happens nightly on the water and it takes the idea of the very special nature of animals and turns it into a celebration of light itself. The show will utilize a combination of light, fire, water, and live performers to create a rich experience. 
  • The nighttime version of Kilimanjaro Safaris will include African wild dogs and hyenas.

General Walt Disney World News
  •  Guests can now download the Shop Disney Parks app, which is free and will allow guests to find, buy, and ship merchandise sold at the Walt Disney World Resort.


  • Duffy the Disney Bear could be leaving on October 4.  Daisy will take his place.
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1 comment:

Miranda said...

what are the time frames of these new additions?