Walt Disney World Resort Update for February 5-11, 2019

by Alan S. Dalinka, staff writer

Walt Disney World Resort Update for February 5-11, 2019


Writer's note: If you have not yet had an opportunity, here is another chance to tune in to my chat with Garry Meier discussing my recent media-invited cruise aboard Disney Magic that featured the Marvel Day at Sea, the Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse celebrations now underway on both coasts, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, and more. As always, my segment with Garry is appropriate for all audiences (it starts at 18:55); the remainder of the show may include adult humor and words that may not be appropriate for all ages, listeners or all settings. (Listener discretion is advised.)

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News and Views

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Champs Go To Disney World

Julian Edelman, named the Most Valuable Player of this weekend's Super Bowl LIII matchup between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, was joined by quarterback Tom Brady and Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Chip, and Dale at Magic Kingdom to celebrate on Monday following the Patriots' 13-3 victory on Sunday. Following the win, the sixth in the club's history, the pair were recorded shouting the famous "We're going to Disney World!" response to the question "What are you going to do next?" which, of course, will air nationally in the latest edition of Disney Park's "What's Next?" television commercial tradition. Phil Simms was the first to celebrate a Super Bowl victory in a Disney Park, following his 1987 win; it is the fifth time Patriots players have celebrated a Super Bowl win at Disney Parks.

Quarterback Tom Brady and Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman shouted "We're going to Disney World!" after the New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl championship on Sunday. Video ©Disney.

Magic Kingdom saluted the New England Patriots as Super Bowl LIII Champions in a parade on Monday.

The parade featured Patriots players Julian Edelman (left), Super Bowl MVP, and quarterback Tom Brady (right).

As promised, the parade included a lot of confetti, cheerleaders, and Disney characters.

The parade followed the usual route from Frontierland, through Liberty Square, around the Central Plaza hub, and up Main Street U.S.A.

Chip and Dale served as honorary referees during the parade.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Brady and Edelman's day at Walt Disney World included a visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios, with a ride aboard the Slinky Dog Dash coaster and a lightsaber duel in front of the future entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on Grand Avenue. At the Magic Kingdom, they rode a parade float down the parade route from Frontierland, past the Castle and up Main Street U.S.A. lined with many Patriots fans in the park (along with other park guests). Brady conducted a TV interview with Good Morning America's Michael Strahan that is expected to air this morning, while Edelman met with other members of the national and local media.

Watch a replay of the #DisneyParksLIVE broadcast of Magic Kingdom's Super Bowl celebration featuring MVP Julian Edelman and Quarterback Tom Brady of the champion New England Patriots. Video ©Disney.

After recounting his fondess for Disneyland as a child and his visiting Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex twenty years ago to play in the Pop Warner Football Championships, Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman told invited media that Disney "makes you feel like a kid." Video by Alan S. Dalinka.

During the #DisneyParksLIVE broadcast, Disney Parks Blog released an Orange Bird Digital Wallpaper that you can download for mobile devices or desktop computers.

As we mentioned last week, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort gets in on the action of that big game by offering the "Champions Package" to residents of the winning team's area; for New England this includes New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. For stays through December 24, 2019 (minimum stay of three nights required), the Champions Package includes $100 meal credit, which can be used at Shula's Steak House (named for NFL's winningest coach, Don Shula) or any other restaurant at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. It also includes a "one category complimentary room upgrade that does not include suite upgrades." Guests must have valid state identification at check-in from an eligible state. More information and details of the offer are available at this page of SwanDolphin.com. More information and reservations are available by calling (800)227-1500 and mentioning "CHAMPS."

Preview Scenes From Dumbo in March

Disney's next "live action" movie retelling of one of its animated film classics is Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton and due in theaters on March 29. In March, guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios can catch a preview of scenes from the new film that also stars Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Colin Farrell. The preview will be shown in the Walt Disney Theater inside the Walt Disney Presents attraction.

Danny DeVito and Colin Farrell tease the upcoming preview coming to Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line. Video ©Disney.

According to Disney Parks Blog, the new film "expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight." Like the animated film, the newborn elephant's oversized ears make him a laughingstock in the circus, but his ability to fly changes his path.

Away from Walt Disney World, the preview will also be presented aboard Disney Cruise Line and at Disneyland in the Main Street Opera House in Town Square.

The official trailer for the film was released in Fall, 2018. Video ©Disney

Epcot Concerts News & Calendar

The Disney on Broadway Concert Series brings rotating pairs of performers to the America Gardens Theatre for three concerts each night during the Epcot International Festival of the Arts. On the final night of the Festival only, February 25, two pairs of performers—Ashley Brown & Josh Strickland and Kissy Simmons & Alton Fitzgerald White—will join together for the final three concerts. Dining packages are available for all performances at ArtfulEpcot.com or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Passholders and eligible Disney Vacation Club Members can receive a 10% discount for dining packages throughout the Festival during lunch and dinner (excludes alcohol, tax and gratuity).

Heidi Blickenstaff and Gavin Lee perform this coming Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.

Siblings Arielle and Adam Jacobs perform tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday this week.

The signs along World Showcase Promenade at America Gardens Theatre display which Disney on Broadway stars are performing that night and their biographies.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Also expanded to seven days a week, beginning on March 6, the Garden Rocks Concert Series takes the stage three times nightly through June 3. Almost all of the performers have been announced. Those announced this past week include Tony Orlando, Jon Anderson of YES, Ambrosia, Magic Giant and Dennis DeYoung, original member of STYX. Other recent additions included Steve Auger (Journey former lead vocalist), Air Supply, Rick Springfield, Richard Marx and Starship, starring Mickey Thomas. Other returning performers include The Spinners and Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, and new to the Festival performers include TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sister Sledge, and Colin Hay of Men at Work. For more information or reservations, call (407) WDW-DINE or visit FreshEpcot.com.

This summer, Guardians of the Galaxy-Awesome Mix Live! will return from June 14 through August 18. Star-Lord and Gamora (along with an "alien" band) will take a "musical journey" that showcases hits from Star-Lord's Awesome Mix tapes with multiple performances daily.

For the convenience of our readers, all of the scheduled Disney on Broadway Concert Series performances at America Gardens Theatre are shown in our Google Calendar of Epcot Events. The performers announced so far for the Garden Rocks Concert Series that follows later this year have also been added to the calendar and the Guardians of the Galaxy-Awesome Mix Live! dates are included as well. While our Google Calendar of Epcot Events includes a list of the scheduled performers, it is always best to check the My Disney Experience app, Times Guide, and, yes, sometimes even signs posted at the park entrances and at the theater noting last minute changes. You can add the whole Event calendar to any calendar that supports the iCal format (like iPhone and Mac) by copying this link and, indeed, if when we get additional information and update the calendar, the calendar will update on your subscribed device as well. The calendar is provided as a courtesy "as is, where is" without any guarantees. Given the effort it took to create it and keep it updated, we do respectfully request that you do not post our entire calendar on another site without first asking our permission. Walt Disney World Resort does provide schedules in the My Disney Experience app, but does not allow you to add dates to calendars outside the app itself.

Views Around the World

This week's Views Around the World are from Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. As always, views of Disney Springs in our New & Coming Soon to Disney Springs section below.

Magic Kingdom

Following last week's return of Maleficient to the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, several folks asked me whether the flames were as large as before. It seems that they are. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.


Epcot International Festival of the Arts continues through February 25.

Construction related to the new nighttime spectacular expected to debut in 2020 continues on the island of World Showcase Lagoon closest to Norway pavilion.

Construction also continues on the island of World Showcase Lagoon closest to Japan pavilion.

New character art on the wall at China pavilion makes it seem like Mushu from "Mulan" has busted through (but, of course, places blame elsewhere).

The skyline across World Showcase Lagoon looking toward Morocco pavilion includes more than the back of Disney's Hollywood Studios' Tower of Terror; it includes cables and a tower for Disney Skyliner and, to the right, the green show-building for Remy's Ratatouille Adventure.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

The sign at Walt Disney Presents now includes an ad for the new Mike & Sulley meet and greet inside.

The digital display at Hyperion Theatre advertises the character greeting locations around the park.

Since it opened on January 18, some additional details have been added around Municiberg, including Jack-Jack.

New Disney's Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary banners near Municiberg salute the cast of "The Incredibles."

Closer to Walt Disney Presents, 30th Anniversary banners salute Mike and Sulley (and, not shown, Boo too).

In Animation Courtyard, the Disney Junior Dance Party queue now has a new sign.

At the transition between Tatooine Traders (at the exit of Star Tours) and Grand Avenue, a new themed Disney Vacation Club kiosk is now open. The former kiosk around the corner near the SciFi Dine-In Restaurant has been removed from the park.

In Toy Story Land, Buzz Lightyear looks toward infinity and beyond (or, at least, the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge construction next door).

Bo Peep is represented in Toy Story Land, and, as you may have seen from the new trailer released this weekend, rejoins the cast in the upcoming "Toy Story 4" opening in theaters later this year.

Outside the front gates of the park, a new shade structure is being built near the former location of the tram lane.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Topiary Sorcerer Mickey outside the park gestures toward Mickey high atop Crossroads inside.

Mickey stands atop the "world" inside the park.

Sunset provides dramatic skies over the park (even though the sunsets in the opposite direction of this photo).

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

This and That…

Disney Parks Blog announced that Mobile Order in the My Disney Experience App will soon receive an update providing "easier navigation and improved design with fun, colorful icons and even more photos of the menu items." The update has already rolled out to the Disneyland App version of Mobile Order and, if you have used it, we would love to see your comments below. For those that have not used Mobile Order, it allows guests to place and pay for dining and beverage orders in advance and thereby skip the line at many quick service locations around Wald Disney World Resort, including using dining package credits (but not including gift cards). Guests who have special dietary needs usually have to continue to wait in line to order rather than use the app, but the update promises to provide "guests with certain allergies or dietary restrictions" the ability to "better discover the options that may meet their needs at participating locations."

…For Walt Disney World Resort passholders, do you keep an eye out on your email for notices of V.I.Passholder Events? This week, some categories of Passholders got notice of an opportunity to attend "an evening of Theme Park magic" either at Magic Kingdom on Tuesday, February 26, from 10 p.m. until 12 a.m. (including more than 25 attractions and character greetings), or Epcot on Thursday, March 21, from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. (including some of the Flower & Garden Festival marketplaces, attractions and character greetings). Registration closed for these events quickly and was only open to Gold-and-above passholders. For those looking for shopping events for V.I.Passholders, be sure to follow Disney Parks Blog on Twitter—pop-up events (that often do not require registration) are starting to occur more frequently and can do so before we publish our weekly Updates.

…Those who pay attention to the attraction refurbishment schedules in the parks may have noted that Peter Pan's Flight has recently emerged from its short refurbishment. This week, probably coincidentally, Disney Parks Blog announced that Disney PhotoPass Servie now has a new Magic Shot featuring Peter Pan flying high above head available in front of the train station just inside Magic Kingdom's gates. Indeed, it is also now available in a similar spot at Disneyland too. Be sure to ask your PhotoPass photographer about what magic shots are available.

…Disney Skyliner gondola transportation system testing has begun ahead of its expected opening this Fall. The new system connecting several resorts and both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios will feature gondola cabins saluting Disney attractions and characters. Disney Parks Blog says that the animated films represented will include Beauty & the Beast, Frozen, Lilo & Stitch, Moana, Peter Pan, The Princess and the Frog, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Zootopia. The post shows concept art for gondolas featuring Toy Story, Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy characters, plus Daisy and Donald Duck. The posts also lists additional cabins themed for: Coco, Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow, Finding Dory, The Haunted Mansion, Monsters, Inc., Pirates of the Caribbean and Ratatouille.

Testing is underway for the Disney Skyliner gondola transportation system. Video ©Disney.

…The runDisney Virtual Series returns this summer and is celebrating 80 Years of Marvel. The 4th annual edition of the series allows "runners" to sign up for up to three Marvel-themed 5Ks - Captain Marvel (June), Iron Man (July), and Black Panther (August). "Runners" can choose how to complete their 5K - run or walk, around a neighborhood or any other course, or even on a treadmill. Participants that sign up receive a digital race bib, and finisher certificate; complete the all three races challenge and earn a special commemorative item. Registration opens on May 7 at 10 a.m. Eastern. Visit runDisney.com for more information on the Virtual Series and its slate of 2019 races at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris.

…For those looking for more morsels of details about the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge lands coming to Disneyland this summer and Disney's Hollywood Studios late this fall, StarWars.com announced several new publications tied in to that far, far away galaxy. Coming up first is a Marvel Comics series. Very little detail beyond titles have been released, and Orlando Sentinel recaps the titles and release dates. Of course, somewhere among the summer and fall dates, the new land will debut in Anaheim.

…Supporters of Give Kids The World Village will go "Over the Edge" later this week, rappelling 428 feet down the side of the 32-story Hyatt Regency Orlando on International Drive. The event, limited to 76 participants, is the organization's "most extreme fundraiser ever." Rappelers must raise $1,000 to participate, and, last we heard, a few slots were still open - you can learn more and even support an edger by visiting gktw.org/overtheedge. Last year, the event raised $115,000 toward the organization's mission of providing dream vacations to critically ill children and their families. Give Kids The World is a non profit resort in Central Florida.

…Speaking of Give Kids The World Village, its next speaker series event will be An Evening with Ron Logan on February 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Give Kids The World Village Resort, 210 S. Bass Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34746. Ron Logan was Executive Vice President and Executive Producer for Walt Disney Entertainment, responsible for creating, casting, and producing live entertainment for Disney Parks worldwide and was the first President of Disney Theatrical Productions (which produced Disney's Beauty and the Beast-A New Musical on Broadway and around the world.). Tickets are available on this EventBrite page starting at $35 (plus fees). GKTW has again given us the opportunity to give some tickets away to our readers. Watch for details on our Instagram Story on Friday, February 8, 2019 - complete details will follow, but you must be a follower of @MousePlanet on Instagram.

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New & Coming Soon at Disney Springs

This section collects all of the Disney Springs retail and dining events we are aware of in one place along with our most recent views of the area. Event items NEW to the Update are marked accordingly.

The Kingdom Hearts III pop-up shop has closed as scheduled. The next use of this space near the entrance to the Lime Garage has not yet been announced. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

Since our introduction to Captain Marvel aboard Disney Cruise Line's "Disney Magic" last month, the Disney Springs AMC Dine-In Theatres photo backdrop has been changed to reflect her upcoming feature film debut coming March 8. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

Jaleo & Pepe by José Andrés

Chef José Andrés' ThinkFoodGroup announced that it will open its first-ever "brick-and-mortar location" of its Spanish food truck grab-and-go concept restaurant Pepe by José Andrés adjoining its soon-to-open Jaleo restaurant at Disney Springs this winter. Pepe will feature hot and cold Spanish-style sandwiches including bocatas and bikinis, salads, soups and sides along with Spanish sangria. The space will be decorated with an elaborate mural by Marc Jesús, a famous Menorcan painter, featuring his "ever-happy, blue-skinned female characters."

The first two photos below are NEW

From across Village Lake, exterior construction on Jaleo appears nearly complete.

The construction walls outside Jaleo now include an ad for House of Blues further in this direction on the West Side.

Jaleo and Pepe are expected opening this winter.

When complete, the building will boast two levels with views of Village Lake.

Some of the interior lighting fixtures can now be seen inside the new restaurant complex.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

NEW On a personal note, I finally had a chance to try the new restaurant located near the Coca-Cola Store, Chicken Guy and Planet Hollywood Observatory. My visit was with friends and was not a hosted/invited media event. As I frequently write here, I leave the true reviews to other writers here at MousePlanet. For what it is worth: I enjoyed the food and atmosphere; the restaurant's price-point is similarly high to the other new table service restaurants at Disney Springs. The location currently offers a cast member discount; Passholders currently receive complimentary gelato with the purchase of an entree.

The new Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill opened late in 2018 in a newly-built building.

Photos of the namesake celebrity chef are prominent on the walls, including in the open kitchen.

The interior features lots of exposed wood beams.

The menu features pizzas, pasta and other entrees priced comparably to other Disney Springs table service restaurants.

Passholders currently receive complimentary gelato with purchase of an entree (including the pizzas).

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Wine Bar George

The special menu for Valentine's day includes Filet Mignon, Seared Red Snapper and more. You can pair your entree with a sparkling wine flight or choose from one of 140 wines by the glass, bottle or ounce. For reservations and more information, visit WineBarGeorge.com.

Terralina Crafted Italian

Valentine's Day dinner will be available for $100/couple including a bottle of Sprakling or Rosé. Reservations are available at Terralina's website. The menu includes antipasti to share, two entrees, dessert to share too.


Paddlefish is continuing its "Rooftop Wine Experiences" the 2nd Tuesday of every month. February's event will be dedicated to wines of Napa and March's event will explore wines of Burgundy. For more information and $40/person (plus EventBrite fee) tickets, visit this EventBrite page.

Paddlefish is still offering its "Buzz Pop Cocktails" - "a nostalgic push pop with a twist for adults 21 and over." They can be purchased anywhere within the restaurant and come in an assortment of flavors.

The Edison

NEW Toasting your special someone for Valentine's Day at The Edison can include its "My Pink Valentine" cocktail, a sweet and bitter mix of Woodford Reserve, Frangelico, Orange Juice, Earth Rose Pinot Noir, and chocolate bitters. Its regular menu is available too, including its signature appetizer, "DB Clothesline Bacon" dipped in milk chocolate, and dishes like Grilled Veal Chop with a Red Wine Demi Glace, served with Crab Stuffed Shrimp and Sautéed Rainbow Chard. For reservations call (407)560-9288 or visit its website.

Maria & Enzo's Ristorante

Valentine's Day at Maria & Enzo's Italian tratoria set in a 1930s-style airline terminal includes two Antipasti selections – Salumi E Formaggi and Chilled Duo of Oysters; entrees will include a Duo Of Lobster and NY Strip or a traditional Roasted Vegetable Lasagna. Dessert choices include Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache Tart featuring salted caramel, bourbon raspberry jam, and ricotta gelato. For reservations, visit MariaAndEnzos.com. You can see the full "Love at First Bite" Valentine's Day menu here.

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar

Valentine's Day in the Italian speakeasy-inspired, Prohibition-Era "Hide away" restaurant and bar can include craft cocktails like Limoncello Gimlets and Luciano Spritz, and Roman-style dishes including entrees such as handmade pasta, fresh fish, chicken, and steaks. The signature Salumi e Formaggi platter is made to order and features a selection of imported cured meats and aged cheeses for sharing. For reservations visit EnzosHideawayFL.com.

Morimoto Asia

Starting today, February 5, you can join in the celebration of the Chinese New Year as Chinese culture celebrates the year of the pig. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's Sticky Spare Ribs are first braised, then dunked in cornstarch and flash-fried for a crispy crust, and then are doused in hoisin sweet-and-sour sauce; at his pan-Asian Disney Springs restaurant, that is but one of several signature pork dishes on the menu. The restaurant shared its recipe with us and it is posted here on MousePad.

You can dine on Valentine's Day under the "sky-high chandeliers" in Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's first Pan-Asian restaurant. For reservations visit MorimotoAsiaFLA.com.

Status of Parking Availability at Disney Springs

Those who visit Disney Springs during the weekends or during busy times of the year at the Resort know that the two parking structures often fill to capacity during those peak times. Even the flat lot on the West Side can fill up during very busy times! Construction continues across Buena Vista Drive at the site of the new garage that will connect to Disney Springs by a series of pedestrian bridges. We have not yet heard when the new structure will be open, but the trend of the name discussion for it has shifted from "Lemon" to "Grapefruit," and you can keep an eye on the overhead signs along Buena Vista Drive directing cars to the garages and lots with availability.

At the existing garages, there is still on-going work underway to upgrade the electronic system that indicates parking space availability. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

NBA Experience and City Works Eatery & Pour House NEW photo (first)

The City Pour House portion of the building's exterior is not yet enclosed. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

The Orange Garage also provide a view of the largely completed exterior of the building that will become home to both NBA Experience and City Works Eatery & Pour House this summer.

Windows have been installed on the northern side of the building facing House of Blues.

The City Works entry area is beginning to look like its concept art on the construction wall.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

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Date Overall
Tuesday, February 5, 2019  3 / 10
Wednesday, February 6, 2019  3 / 10
Thursday, February 7, 2019  2 / 10
Friday, February 8, 2019  6 / 10
Saturday, February 9, 2019  7 / 10

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Resort Events

Check here to see if a park event might fall during your next trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. If you know of any in-park events, official or unofficial, that should be listed here, please send us an email.

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2019 Resort Events
  • Disney After Hours:
    …at Magic Kingdom:
    • February 14, March 7: 9 p.m. – midnight
    …at Disney's Hollywood Studios (entry at 7 p.m.):
    • February 9 & 16
    • March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
    • April 6 & 13
    …at Disney's Animal Kingdom (entry at 7 p.m.):
    • February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 26
    • March 5, 20 & 27
    • April 3
  • Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic:
    …at Magic Kingdom
    • February 5 & 12, 2019.
    • Registration Closed
    …at Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • March 20 & 27, 2019.
    • Registration opens for Members with Resort Reservations: February 14, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    • Registration opens for all Members: February 21, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    …at Epcot
    • May 13 & 20, 2019.
    • Registration opens for Members with Resort Reservations: April 3, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    • Registration opens for all Members: April 10, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    …at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    • July 8, August 8 & 22, 2019.
    • Registration opens for Members with Resort Reservations: June 5, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    • Registration opens for all Members: June 12, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    …at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
    • September 18 & October 16, 2019.
    • Registration opens for Members with Resort Reservations: August 14, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    • Registration opens for all Members: August 28, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
  • Mickey & Minnie's Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom – January 18 – September 30, 2019
  • Epcot International Festival of the Arts – January 18 – February 25, 2019
  • Party with Pixar Pals at Disney's Hollywood Studios – January 18 - September 30, 2019
  • 25 Years of The Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom – January 18 – September 30, 2019
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend – February 21–24, 2019.
  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – March 6 – June 3, 2019
  • Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine – March 21-24, 2019
  • Star Wars Rival Run Weekend – April 4–7, 2019
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios 30th anniversary – May 1, 2019.
  • Disney H2O Glow Nights at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon – Thursday & Saturday nights from May 30-August 24, 2019.
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom – August 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
    • September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
    • October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
    • November 1
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Late Summer/Fall 2019 (Dates to be announced)
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend – October 31 - November 3, 2019
  • Epcot International Festival of the Holidays – Late Fall/Winter 2019 (Dates to be announced)
2020 Resort Events

Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Note: Not all attraction closures have been officially confirmed by Disney, and are all subject to change at any time. All refurbishment schedules are estimates only. We recommend checking for updates as you plan your visit. All information is subject to change without notice. To get the most recent updates, visit DisneyWorld.com or use the MyDisneyExperience App on your iOS or Android device.

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Magic Kingdom
  • Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial – No longer listed in My Disney Experience (final show was September 29, 2018).
  • Move it! Shake it! Dance & Play It! Street Party – Not scheduled.
    Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party" is scheduled to debut January 18, 2019, featuring new arrangements of classic "Mickey Mouse Club" songs
  • Stitch's Great Escape – My Disney Experience lists as "available seasonally throughout the year"
    Be aware that it is increasingly unlikely it will reopen; the attraction's lobby is usually used for greeting Stitch
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Closed as of December 3, 2018 to accomodate TRON construction (reopening to be announced).
    • Guests can visit a Walt Disney World Railroad train at Main Street Station.
  • Tomorrowland Speedway – Closed as of January 2, 2019 for track adjustment to accomodate TRON construction (expected reopening mid-May).
  • Ellen's Energy Adventure at Universe of Energy – Permanently closed on August 13, 2017.
    Guardians of the Galaxy-themed roller coaster-type attraction opens in approximately 2021.
  • Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable – Closed February 3, 2018. (Theater to be repurposed).
  • Illuminations: Reflections of Earth – Ending during the second half of 2019 for new nighttime spectacular.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi – My Disney Experience lists as closed with no further information.
  • The Great Movie Ride – Permanently closed August 13, 2017.
    The new "Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway" attraction to open in Chinese Theatre in Fall 2019.
  • Disney Junior Live on Stage – Closed.
    Disney Junior Dance Party debuted in its place on December 22, 2018.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Kali River Rapids – Closed for refurbishment through late March, 2019.
  • Flights of Wonder (Caravan Stage) – Show closed on December 31, 2017.
    "UP! A Great Bird Adventure" starring Russell and Dug and their bird opened in its place on April 22, 2018.
  • Conservation Station – Rafiki's Planet Watch – Wildlife Express Train - Now closed - planned reopening Spring 2019
Disney Water Parks

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

  • Closed for seasonal refurbishment January 6 – March 16, 2019.
Disney Springs
  • DisneyQuest – Closed as of July 3, 2017.
    The NBA Experience expected to open Summer 2019.
  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria – Closed April 24, 2017.
    Terralina Crafted Italian has opened in its place.
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil – Show closed on December 31, 2017.
    A new Cirque du Soleil show is now in development with its premiere date to be announced.
  • Wolfgang Puck Grand Café – Closed August 1, 2017.
    Location is being transformed into Jaleo, a restaurant featuring Spanish cuisine, expected to open soon.
    A new Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is now open next door to the Coca-Cola Store
    Wolfgang Puck Express continues to operate in its existing location in the Marketplace.
Disney Resorts
  • Caribbean Beach – The overall construction project at the Resort is expected to be completed 2019–20. The resort's new lobby, restaurants and other amenities, including Sebastian's Bistro, Centertown Market, and Banana Cabana are all now open.
  • Coronado Springs
    • The new 15-story "Gran Destino Tower" overlooking Lago Dorado, the resort's central lake, will open in July, 2019, adding 545 rooms, including 50 suites and concierge level services, and a rooftop dining facility that will include panoramic views of nighttime fireworks shows at the Theme Parks. The Gran Destino Tower will serve as the new main entrance point for the resort. Reservations are now open. The resort's more than 1,800 existing rooms have been fully updated with new fixtures, furniture and lighting. A second new restaurant is planned to open on an island in the middle of Lago Dorado with new walkways across the water. Disney Parks Blog posted the latest renderings of the project in an article on October 16, 2018.
    • Iguana Arcade is closed for refurbishment.
  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort - The Big Blue Pool will close for refurbishment beginning in Fall 2020.
Walt Disney World Golf
  • No known closures.

Current Discounts and Promotions

Note: MousePlanet does not edit past Updates to reflect price increases; for up-to-date prices, check the most recent Walt Disney World Resort Update. For your convenience, we have grouped the discount offers based on the intended audience. Check out the category that best matches you, and pick the offer that works best for you. And keep those tips coming—let us know if you find a better or different offer, so we can share it with other readers.

Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets are rarely offered at deep discounts unless you are a resident of Florida or eligible for U.S. Military Personnel benefits. It is increasingly true that non-Florida residents tend to benefit the most by purchasing tickets in advance (and, of course, being mindful of the rules relevant to those tickets). As prices go up, it becomes even more important to pay heed: Don't get scammed! Never buy tickets from an unofficial or secondary outlet, such as through eBay or Craigslist. Never rent or purchase tickets from people approaching you outside Disney property stating they have remaining days or leftover tickets. This practice is against the terms of use for Walt Disney World Theme Park admissions, and may result in denial of entry. There is no way to determine if these tickets are valid until you try to use them to enter the parks. Only purchase Disney theme park tickets directly from Disney, an authorized seller, or a travel agency like MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Today.


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For Everyone

4-Park Magic Tickets

On January 18, Disney introduced a new four park ticket that provides one admission per theme park each day that must be used within 7 days of first use or by an expiration based upon price category, whichever comes first (Value: March 1; Select or Summer: September 30). To purchase, call (407)939-7646 or visit this page of DisneyWorld.com

Value Select Summer
Adult: $85/day ($340 plus tax)
Child: $80/day ($320 plus tax)
Adult: $89/day ($356 plus tax)
Child: $84/day ($336 plus tax)
Adult: $95/day ($380 plus tax)
Child: $90/day ($360 plus tax)
Valid only through 3/1/2019 Valid through 3/14/2019,
3/27 to 4/9/2019,
4/27 to 5/27/2019
and 8/19 to 9/30/2019
Valid through 3/14/2019,
3/27 to 4/9/2019,
4/27 to 9/30/2019

Note that tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable, do not include admission to hard ticket events and activities. If you purchase the 4-Park Magic tickets for higher-priced dates but use them on lower-priced dates, there will be no credits or refunds issued.

As further incentive to purchase park tickets in advance, for other ticket types, you can save $20 when you buy a 3-day or longer Disney Theme Park Ticket online compared to the price of the same ticket purchased at theme park ticket windows. Visit this page of DisneyWorld.com official ticket purchasing options.

Sun & Fun Room Offer

  • Save up to 25% for stays most nights April 28 through May 27, 2019 when you book through May 27, 2019
  • Save up to 30% for stays most nights May 28 through September 30, 2019 when you book through March 24, 2019

The Soak Up the Sun and Fun Offer varies by resort category and the savings depend upon dates which may also have length of stay requirements. In addition to the link, you can call (407)827-7393 for more information and availability, or you can contact your travel agent.

Save Up to 20% on Rooms

If your travel dates do not line up with the Sun & Fun Room Offer, you may still be able to save up to 20% on rooms for stays most nights through April 27, 2019, at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Get more information and check availability this page of DisneyWorld.com, or call (407)939-2769 or your travel agent.

Free Dine Offer

For those booking a non-discounted five night/six-day Walt Disney Travel Co. package that includes rooms at select hotels and tickets including Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus (minimum 4-days) through February 10, 2019, for arrivals most nights from July 5 to September 30, you receive a free dining plan corresponding to the category of hotel booked: Value & Moderate Resorts – Disney Quick Serve Plan; Deluxe & Deluxe Villa Resorts – Disney Dining Plan. Visit this page of DisneyWorld.com for more information and availability, or call (407)939-4269 or your travel agent.

Memory Maker pre-arrival discount

Disney's PhotoPass service provides a discount on Disney Memory Maker pre-arrival packages. For $199 plus tax, Walt Disney World guests can digitally download any photos associated with their Memory Maker account, including photos taken on attractions. The advanced purchase price is $169, a $30 savings. Applicable taxes are charged to all orders.

Purchase must be made more than three days prior to arrival at the Walt Disney World Resort for the discount. All sales are final, and not eligible for an exchange or refund. Both the immediate and discount version of Memory Maker can be purchased at this page of DisneyWorld.com.

For Annual Passholders
Expect to be required to show your Passholder Card and matching photo ID to receive a discount and other benefits.

While supplies last during this year's Epcot International Festival of the Arts, Passholders can receive a complimentary magnet featuring Figment for the first time. Visit Mouse Gear or Port of Entry and show your Pass with matching Photo I.D. to the designated cast member distributing the magnets.

Figment appears on the Passholder magnet during Festival of the Arts. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

For the most up-to-date list of locations offering dining discounts to Annual Passholders, visit this page of DisneyWorld.com. (You may need to sign in to see the full list applicable to your pass.) Don't forget about the dedicated V.I.PASSHOLDER SUPPORT service for questions about Passholder benefits and recommendations. Call (407)WDW-PASS or on-line chat (via chat button on this page of DisneyWorld.com) daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern, by email (via a web form), or in-person at Liberty Square Ticket Office in Magic Kingdom, Ticket Central at Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Ticket Corner at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Many dining locations offer Passholders 10% discounts during some or all meal periods (excluding alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity).

The latest information on this page of DisneyWorld.com lists discounts at many merchandise locations across Walt Disney World Resort, including locations that continue to offer 20 percent discounts off regularly priced merchandise. Remember, not all merchandise locations at Walt Disney World are owned and operated by Disney, but some of the non-Disney participants (including restaurants) offer discounts between 10 and 20% to Passholders as well. Note, the current terms and conditions include, "Discount is for personal use only and may not be used to purchase merchandise with the intent to resell the merchandise."

The latest information on this page of DisneyWorld.com lists discounts for special events and tours at locations around Walt Disney World Resort.

The latest information on this page of DisneyWorld.com lists discounts for sports, recreation, and spas around Walt Disney World Resort.

For the current list of Passholder Extras visit this page of DisneyWorld.com. Passholder Extras include information about V.I.Passholder Perks, discounts on Disney After Hours events, Animal Encounter and tour discounts, Water Park discounts, Golf discounts, and more.

Magic Strollers, "a Disney featured stroller provider," offers a $5 discount on stroller rental when staying at a Disney Resort Hotel and using coupon code WDWAP18 to arrange your rental. It is listed on the "Passholders Extras" page of the Passholder website (last checked February 4, 2019).

Visit the DisneyWorld.com Special Offers page (filtered for Passholders) and log in with a My Disney Experience account linked to your Annual Pass for information, or call (407) 939-4232 to book by phone.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For Disney Rewards VISA Credit Card Holders
Reminder to MagicBand users: You must still show your Disney Visa credit card to receive discounts and other benefits. Discounts are not automatically applied even if you have linked your Disney Visa credit card to your MagicBand.

To conserve space, we have eliminated some of the participating location details of the Disney Visa Rewards offers from this section. Visit Disney Visa Rewards website for the latest participating location information.

20 percent off Joffrey's coffee/tea kiosks

Disney Visa cardholders receive 20 percent off their entire purchase at Joffrey's coffee/tea kiosks throughout Walt Disney World, including Tea Traders Café by Joffrey's, and online at Joffreys.com with code: VISABEANS

15 percent off select guided tours

Disney Visa cardholders receive 15 percent off the non-discounted price of selected guided tours for up to 10 people. The cardholder must participate in the tour, and pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card. Discounts are not available on Premium VIP tours, programs exclusive to groups, or group team building programs.

10 percent off select restaurants

Disney Visa cardholders receive 10 percent off the check when you pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card (be sure to request the discount). Offer excludes alcoholic beverages, merchandise, tobacco, room service, holiday buffets, tax and gratuity. Discount may not be available at all meal times. Visit this page of disneyrewards.com for the latest list of restaurants and restrictions.

10 percent off merchandise

Disney Visa cardholders receive 10 percent off at participating Disney-owned retail location when you spend a minimum of $50 and pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card (be sure to request the discount). Read all of the restrictions on the this page of disneyrewards.com.

Cardholders also receive 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at the following Walt Disney World Resort Operating Participant merchandise locations including Basin, Basin White, Chapel Hats, Good Fortune Gifts and House of Good Fortune, kidsHeritage, Luxury of Time, Marrakesh Emporium Arts & Crafts, Joffrey's coffee/tea kiosks and Tea Traders Café by Joffrey's, Sperry and Volcom.

15 percent off all Disney spa and salon services

Disney Visa cardholders receive 15 percent off the non-discounted price of any salon treatment valued at $45 or greater or any 50-minute or longer spa service most days at the spas and salons at Walt Disney World Resort. Visit this page of disneyrewards.com for participating locations and restrictions.

10 percent off select recreation experiences

Disney Visa cardholders receive 15 percent off the non-discounted price of the recreation experiences listed below:

  • Carriage Rides at Disney's Port Orleans Resort and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Horseback Trail Rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Free character photos at a private meet and greet location at Epcot

Present your Disney's Visa Card for access to a private character meet-and-greet at Epcot for the cardholder and up to five guests. The event is hosted daily from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot (enter near the jumping fountains near the exit to the Magic Eye Theater). You'll receive complimentary downloads of your photos (one time per day), which may be accessed in the My Disney Experience smartphone application (or website).

Free character photos at a private meet and greet location at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Present your Disney's Visa card for access to a private character meet-and-greet at the Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios for the cardholder and up to five guests. The event is hosted daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You'll receive complimentary downloads of your photos (one time per day), which may be accessed in the My Disney Experience smartphone application (or website).

For Military Personnel

2019 Military Promotional Tickets

January 1 through December 19, 2019

  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets –$241.00
  • Four-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets – $291.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Tickets – $257.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets – $307.00

Prices do not include tax and tickets must be used by December 19, 2019.
Prices may be lower at U.S. military base ticket offices.

U.S. military personnel can also purchase the Memory Maker product for $98 through December 19, 2019.

For more information, definitions and details, visit this page of DisneyWorld.com. Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets by eligible service members or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and only family members and friends, as provided by Disney's rules. These tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold. Limit six (6) tickets purchased by the military personnel (or spouse), and one ticket must be used by that member of the military (or spouse). Each ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.

Special pricing for Memory Maker is available at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows when purchased by eligible service members or their spouses. No more than two Memory Maker products can be purchased by an eligible service member or their spouse. Usual Memory Maker restrictions apply and a MagicBand is required to receive some digital content.

Special Rates at Resort Hotels

U.S. military personnel can enjoy discounts at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels when booking by December 19, 2018, for stays most nights through April 13, and from April 26 through December 19, 2018. Offer excludes suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels, 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, and Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Call (407)939-4249 for information and reservations. Eligibility details are listed on this page of DisneyWorld.com.

Read more information at militarydisneytips.com, visit your base ticket office, or when at Walt Disney World, visit Shades of Green.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For Florida Residents

Park Tickets

Florida Resident Discover Disney Ticket

Walt Disney World Resort continues to offer Florida resident discount ticket programs. For the first half of 2019, the Discover Disney Ticket offer has returned. Visit this page of DisneyWorld.com for more information and purchasing options. Proof of Florida residence will be required at park entrance

  • 3-Day Discover Disney Ticket – $175 plus tax
  • 3-Day Discover Disney Park Hopper – $207.50 plus tax
  • 3-Day Discover Disney Park Hopper Plus – $232.50 plus tax
  • 4-Day Discover Disney Ticket – $195 plus tax
  • 4-Day Discover Disney Park Hopper – $232.50 plus tax
  • 4-Day Discover Disney Park Hopper Plus – $257.50 plus tax

Discover Disney Tickets are valid for admission to one park per day (unless Park Hopper is added) and can be used anytime through June 30, 2019, with no blockout dates. Tickets must be purchased by June 27, 2019. Proof of Florida residency required. Tickets exclude activities and events separately priced (i.e. "hard ticket" events and such).

The Park Hopper Plus Option permits visits to Disney Water Parks, select Disney Golf courses, and select other opportunities. The 3-Day Plus Option permits 3 visits; the 4-Day Plus Option permits 4 visits.

All tickets and options expire June 30, 2019. A wholly unused ticket can be applied to the purchase of a new ticket with an equal or higher price after the expiration date of the original ticket.

Other Florida Resident Offers

For special tickets, passes and offers available to Florida Residents, visit this page of DisneyWorld.com.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For Disney Vacation Club Members

Member Benefits and Discounts may be found on this page of DisneyVacationClub.com. Note: some benefits and discounts are only available to those with a valid Disney Vacation Club Membership Card which is only available to Members owning at least 75 Vacation Points purchased directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc.

If you know of an offer that you think most Members do not know about, please drop us an email with the details.

For Canada Residents

Canada residents can purchase an adult 4-day or longer base theme park ticket for as low as $316 (that is $79/day; US Dollars not including tax). Upgrades to the Park Hopper Option are also available. Tickets may be purchased on this page of DisneyWorld.com for Canada residents or by phone at (407)939-7648. This offer is available through March 15, 2019, and they may be used through September 27, 2019 (but are blocked December 24, 2018, to January 1, 2019). Tickets must be used within 14 days of first use or by September 27, 2019, whichever is earlier.

All adults using Canada resident tickets or passes must present valid proof of Canada residency that includes government-issued photo ID to exchange the certificate for a valid ticket at the theme park ticket window or Guest Relations prior to first use. The offer itself requires advanced purchase; it is not available at Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket windows. Tickets and options are nontransferable, nonrefundable and exclude events/activities separately priced. Admission is subject to capacity closures and to other restrictions.

Check https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/ca/ for the latest offers from Disney.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For U.K. Residents

You can see the latest offers for U.K. residents on Disney World's U.K. packages website. It now features an offer where everyone on your booking dines for FREE during their entire stay when you book a Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort Hotel and Ticket package for a minimum of 5 nights in 2019; also enjoy FREE Breakfast if you stay in a Value Resort Hotel! Plus, enjoy speciality non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages during your stay!

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

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