Walt Disney World announced a new lineup of things to do and places to go come 2019. After this summer’s opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the hotly anticipated Star Wars Land the Orlando theme park resort is preparing new experiences across all of its parks, as well as improvements to long standing events.
Here are a scope of what we can expect:
Magic Kingdom: Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration
Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration is a new event at Magic Kingdom Park that consists of a daily “Move It! Shake It! and MousekeDance It! Street Party” aka parade from Main Street to Cinderella’s Castle.
The Mickey and Minnie party starts January 18th complete with entertainment, merch and themed food and beverage.
Hollywood Studios: Party with The Incredibles
Hollywood Studios will celebrate its 30th anniversary on May 1. Starting from January18, Pixar Place will become a Municiberg city block from Pixar’s Incredibles films. Guests will meet super suit designer Edna Mode, look for clues to the whereabouts of the youngest Incredible, and celebrate the heroic deeds of Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone.
There will be appearances throughout the day from the Incredibles characters. In spring 2019, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new show will bring guests face to face with Lightning McQueen.
Animal Kingdom: The Lion King 25 years celebration
In 2019, guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be able to celebrate 25 years since the release ofthe classic animated film.
From January 18 to September 30, guests will be able to participate in the “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party.” Timon and Rafiki will engage everyone in entertaining dances and games inspired by “The Lion King.”
The park will also introduce new three-dimensional photo opportunities at the park, allowing guests to re-create iconic “Lion King” moments ideal for sharing on social media platforms.
Epcot: Arts and Flower & Garden Festivals
In 2019, Epcot celebrates the 25th anniversary of its iconic International Flower and Garden Festival. Typically running March to May, the next flower and garden fest is set for March 6 to June 3.
The Disney on Broadway Concert Series will expand to seven days a week during the festival. Each week, a different pair of Disney on Broadway performers will sing classic songs from award-winning Disney on Broadway productions.
The 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival returns from March 6 to June 3. The event will feature outdoor kitchens and Disney-themed topiaries.
The Garden Rocks Concert Series will also expand to seven days a week in 2019. Garden Rocks will deliver 3 concerts per day.
Finally as we announced before Disney is also set to replace Illuminations with a new nightly entertainment show on the World Showcase Lagoon. This new show will Replace IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth after almost 20 years of delighting Epcot visitors through music, fireworks and more.