Things You Never, Ever Knew About Summer at Disney
School’s out for many of you! And what better way to celebrate than by spending part of your summer at Disney. Whether hanging out at the amusement and water parks or hitting the high seas on a magical Disney cruise, there’s always something special happening at Disney year-round.
Between the months of June to September, Disney is rolling out the red carpet for all guests on their Disney summer vacation. Some highlights include: special events, ride launches and magical celebrations. Not to worry, while there are many summer wonders planned for the kids, Disney always makes sure to spoil the adults too! Downtown Disney’s Disney Springs, as well as Disney’s theme park Epcot, are also jam-packed full of exciting events over the summer. Some of the iconic events are featured at signature spots including: Disney’s parks, nightclubs and the world showcase expo.
Read on to discover things you never (ever) knew, about summer-time at Disney.
Meet Your Favorite Characters
When the sun’s out, so are Disney’s favorite characters! Say ‘hello’ to a couple new faces this summer as never-before-seen Disney characters make it onto the scene. In Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park starting on May 25th, you’ll be able to meet and greet for the first time, The Incredibles’ very own Edna Mode. Her and the rest of the cast including Mr & Mrs. Incredible and Frozone will be featured in the parks until September 3rd.
Also on May 25th, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, join Donald Duck and his friends in a whole new way. During your Disney summer vacation, discover with Donald as he learns of his ancestor’s—ahem, the dinosaurs—at Dino Land’s prehistoric party .
Get Ready For New Attractions
No Disney summer vacation is complete without enjoying some exciting rides and attractions. Starting this summer, new rides will open their doors to all of Disney’s guests. On June 30th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, shrink down to toy size as Toy Story Land finally opens. Complete with Andy’s toy chest, Pizza Planet and Woody’s lunch box, exploring Toy Story Land will be quite the trek. The main attraction will be Slinky’s Dog Dash, a family-friendly coaster that dips and curves throughout the park.
Become Your Favorite Superhero
This summer at Disneyland Paris, join your favorite Marvel movie characters as they make their appearance at one of Disney’s parks. Meet superhero Captain America—or show off your dancing moves at Guardians of the Galaxys’ Awesome Dance-off. Shake it with Star-Lord and Gamora as you move along to the 70s and 80s classics. Top off the excitement by watching Disney’s new Marvel shows like: Superheroes United or Stark’s Expo—Energy For Tomorrow.
Drink All The Wine and Eat International Food
At Disney World’s Epcot theme park, enjoy a summer filled with foreign treats! At the International Food and Wine Festival, starting on August 30th, watch celebrity chefs demonstrate their culinary skills or even take a speciality cheese seminar. Along with the food and wine, Disney will pair some lively entertainment to pair with your experience. Such events include: fireworks, star-lit concerts, or special happenings at the festival’s center. Finish off the day by learning everything you need to know about wine, beer, and spirits at one of Disney’s speciality tasting seminars.
Disney’s H2O Glow Night
Splash around at Disney’s water park, Typhoon Lagoon this summer and join in on the incredible celebration. On sixteen select nights from June 21st to August 11th, enjoy your Disney summer vacation by attending The H2O glow party. They’ll be a DJ-hosted dance party on the sandy beaches of the Surf Pool, as well meet and greets from our favorite Toy Story characters like Buzz, Woody, and Jessie. For the adults, H2O’s summer party also provides specially themed beverages from the bar at The Wharf.
Learn About More
Get the most out of your Disney summer vacation by learning of all the Disney summer experiences offered. When you contact a specialized Disney travel agent to book your upcoming trip, they’ll make sure to leave you with a complete list of summer events only happening at Walt Disney World Resort and Cruises. Don’t miss out on amazing experiences happening this summer at Disney because you didn’t know about them!
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