The newest round of attractions at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida are almost ready for launch. In this post, we’ll round up everything that opened in the resort from late 2019, and opening throughout 2020. From Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to exciting updates at Epcot, there’s something new for everyone to enjoy.
The NBA Experience at Disney Springs opened August 12th 2019, and fans can now experience what it’s like to walk in the footsteps of the NBA and WNBA players. This is slam-dunk fun for all ages, featuring 13 different basketball-related activities, a retail store, and a restaurant (opening soon) too.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
The big one over in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is of course the recently opened Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This new land opened August 29th, and the second attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opened December 5th. Among the attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is Oga’s Cantina, the local watering hole on Black Spire Outpost, serving up a range of adult and kid-friendly delights. The main restaurant is Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, a counter service restaurant, featuring a wide variety of ingredients from across the galaxy - none of it familiar, but all of it delicious. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is already at the top of most people’s Walt Disney World bucket lists, and is an immersive, mesmerising experience.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth took it’s final bow on September 30th 2019, and a new limited-time spectacular called Epcot Forever started on October 1st 2019. This nighttime extravaganza features fireworks, stunning laser effects and choreographed kites set to music that has become a theme park favourite. This new display stirs the senses and captures all you love about Epcot.
Following Epcot Forever, a new nightime spectacular, Harmonious, is planned to open in 2020. This show will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world, featuring massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers.
A new gondola system connects Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot for four hotels - Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Carribean Beach Resort, and the recently opened Disney’s Riviera Resort. Named Disney Skyliner, this opened September 29th 2019, featuring state-of-the-art gondolas that glide among the treetops for that extra splash of magic.
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Recently opened on December 16th 2019 is Disney’s Riviera Resort, which “celebrates the grandeur of Europe”. Enjoy magical stays in cozy Tower Studios to spacious 1-Bedroom Villas, 2-Bedroom Villas and 3-Bedroom Grand Villas.
City Works Eatery and Pour House
This new restaurant will allow diners to rediscover classic American cuisine, alongside a huge selection of craft brews. Located at Disney Springs, it’s described as an “upbeat restaurant meets ultimate sports bar.”
Over in Future World in Epcot, a new restaurant called Space 220 is currently being built adjacent to Mission: SPACE, set to open late 2019. The new restaurant will feature internationally-inspired cuisine as part of an incredible dining experience that will transport guests out of this world, including daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up.
Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience
The exciting transformation of Epcot is already looking to bring a huge array of fantastic new attractions and experiences. At the Odyssey Events Pavilion, guests will be able to discover engaging and interactive exhibits that showcase this innovative upcoming development. Get a first-hand visualisation of what Epcot will become in the future.
“Beauty and the Beast” sing-along
This family-friendly experience has been created by the one and only Don Hahn, the producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films, so you know this is going to be a beautiful, fun activity. Located in the France Pavilion of Epcot, this is opening January 2020.
O Canada! update
Over in the Canada Pavilion in Epcot, it has been announced that the O Canada! 360-degree show will receive an exciting updated film, called Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360, which will debut January 2020.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Scheduled to open March 4th 2020 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which will see guests zip away on a zany adventure through a surprise-filled cartoon universe. For Mickey and Minnie fans of all ages, this actually going to be the first attraction at any Disney Park that stars Mickey Mouse and friends.
Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant
Set to be built in Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this table service restaurant will be made to feel like they’re the size of a toy, surrounding by playsets, toys, and a brand-new rodeo play area. Once inside, you’ll be surrounded by all of the rodeo festivities in-action as well as western town and train station play sets. A unique, family-friendly dining experience that could only be had in Toy Story Land.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
In the France Pavilion in Epcot, a new “Ratatouille” attraction is coming in summer 2020, which will be a trackless dark ride suitable for all ages.
Le Crêperie de Paris
Also opening summer 2020, the France Pavilion in Epcot will see the addition of a delicious new restaurant offering both table- and quick-service options featuring a menu from celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse.
Over in The Land Pavilion in Epcot, a new film which showcases the beauty, diversity and dynamic story of the planet, will debut in January 2020.
Cirque de Soleil®
Watch in wonder as the beauty of Disney animation blends with the thrilling spectacle of Cirque du Soleil, in this new show. Coming to Disney Springs in spring 2020.
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