News & Updates
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open early! Opening date is now August 29th! You can explore the land, dine, shop, and ride Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Later on this year a second ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open.
There’s Extra Magic Hours, and now there’s Extra, Extra Magic Hours, just in time for Galaxy’s Edge.
Barring glitches, guests of Walt Disney World resorts can choose to upgrade the (free) standard solid color Magic Band to a fancy one with characters and designs at a discount.
Disney Villains After hours is happening now on select nights through August 8th. A new stage show featuring Meg and Hades from Hercules, villain-inspired additions at Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain, Maleficent the dragon parade float looking spooky at night, and various exclusive food and merch will be available. Is this Mickey’s Not So Scary So Halloween Party lite? (Extra cost)
Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew – an experience for kids ages 4-12 – is now open at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. (Extra Cost)
Everyone loves an Epcot food festival. If you plan to go to one this year, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will run from August 29th – November 23rd. But if Christmas is more your thing, the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays returns November 29th – December 30th.
Bo Peep is now meeting at Toy Story Land!
Join Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie for a beach party during Disney H2O Glow Nights at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park this summer. (Extra Cost)
The NBA Experience will open at Disney Springs on August 12th.
Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Live! has returned to the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot.
Visit the Toy Story Drop! pop-up experience at Disney Springs this summer.
New restaurants: Takumi-Tei, a signature $$$ restaurant at the Japan pavilion in Epcot, and Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort’s Gran Destino Tower.
Speaking of, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort’s Gran Destino Tower, has opened. It offers 545 new guest rooms, including suites and club-level rooms.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open!
Meet Bo Peep (and visit Forky) at Pixar Pier at Disney’s California Adventure.
Mickey and Friends Band-Tastic Calvacade starts a limited time run on July 18th. It ends on August 1st, so yeah, it’s a really limited time run!
Emotional Whirlwind, a spin ride, has opened at Pixar Pier at Disney’s California Adventure.
Tale of the Lion King, an outdoor musical production, has begun performances at Disney California Adventure.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure has opened to long lines and rave reviews!
The Surfside Inn and Suites at Universal’s new resort Endless Summer has opened. The Dockside Inn and Suites section opens in March 2020. This is a value resort that also has family suites.
Stranger Things is headed back to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights this fall. This time the haunted attractions will be based on seasons 2 and 3. We got to visit the original Stranger Things house last year and we LOVED it!
The holiday season at Universal Orlando kicks off on November 16 and goes through January 5th.