inline imageA new nature-inspired, mixed-use Disney resort will welcome families in 2022 along the picturesque shoreline of Bay Lake. Located between Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, this resort project joins three others underway at Walt Disney World Resort, bringing a total of more than 1,700 new hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas online over the next four years.

The deluxe resort, which will be themed to complement its natural surroundings, will include more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas spread across a variety of unique accommodation types.

"Walt Disney World is in the midst of our most significant expansion in the last two decades and the combined 1,700 new hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas we are building at four different resorts will create thousands of new construction and permanent jobs and will drive economic opportunity and incremental revenue for Central Florida," said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort. "We continue to add new attractions, new lands — and these beautiful accommodations will be right in the heart of all that magic."

The soon-to-be named resort is slated to be Disney’s 16th Disney Vacation Club property and it will continue to build on the value and flexibility of a Disney Vacation Club membership.

"This resort experience will be a celebration of Walt Disney’s lifelong love and respect for nature, with some fun and even surprising accommodation types that families will find irresistible," said Terri Schultz, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club. "It will give our members and guests yet another opportunity to stay in close proximity to all the newest attractions and experiences in our theme parks, and with the flexibility, value and world-class service families expect from Disney."

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort will debut completely reimagined in 2019, featuring a new 15-story tower overlooking Lago Dorado, the resort’s centerpiece lake. Offering an additional 545 new guest rooms and suites, the tower also includes a two-level entrance lobby, concierge lounge, new meeting spaces and more. Guests will also be able to enjoy rooftop dining at a specialty table-service restaurant with panoramic views. The existing 1,800 guest rooms have all been fully updated with new fixtures, furnishings and a color palette that ties the entire resort together.

Also currently under construction near Epcot and anticipated to open in 2019 is Disney’s Riviera Resort, the 15th Disney Vacation Club property. With plans for approximately 300 units across a variety of accommodation types, this much-anticipated property will connect to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot via the Disney Skyliner. This new resort will be the first all-Disney Vacation Club property at Walt Disney World since Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa opened in 2004.

Seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios, an immersive Star Wars-inspired destination will also be built at Walt Disney World Resort. This first-of-its-kind resort will be a completely immersive experience into an authentic Star Wars story as guests depart together for a multiday adventure aboard their starship. Guests will interact with characters as they become active citizens of the galaxy, dressed in proper attire as stories unfold all around them.

These resort projects join a flurry of expansion at Walt Disney World Resort, including the highly successful Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the recent debut of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In early 2019, Walt Disney World will unveil a collection of shows, parties, Disney character interactions and more that will allow guests to cherish time with family and friends. And later in the year, guests will be able to travel to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios, where they can live out their own adventures in a galaxy far, far away. Guests will realize now more than ever is the perfect time to experience all of the fun and magic of a Walt Disney World vacation.

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inline imageThis November, the event lineup at SeaWorld Orlando offers something for everybody with three unique opportunities to add value to a visit to the park and events taking place every Saturday and Sunday.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration – Select Dates Starting Nov. 17

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is where holiday traditions are made, with delicious food, stunning live shows, delightful holiday shopping and joyous entertainment. SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration brings together family fun and holiday traditions on select nights, November 17 – December 31, 2018 and is included with park admission.

Craft Beer Festival – Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11

Calling all beer connoisseurs, SeaWorld Orlando has a brand-new festival worth raising your glass over. The SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival will feature 100+ brews on draft at 18 locations around the park on from breweries across the state of Florida, plus a few domestic and international craft favorites.

Park guests can enjoy brews from local breweries such as Orlando Brewing Company, Crooked Can and Dead Lizard Brewing. In addition, the event will also feature a variety of beverages from Florida based craft breweries in Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville and St. Petersburg.

The festival will also feature 20+ unique food items designed to perfectly pair with the event brew selection. Enjoy unique renditions of some bar food staples as well as a few new concepts designed to complement the festival’s draft beer selection.

Guests looking to taste their way around the Florida craft beer scene can take advantage of SeaWorld’s sampling packages designed for the most adventurous beer fans.

Jack Hanna Weekend – Nov. 3 – 4

World-renowned animal expert “Jungle Jack” Hanna is back for another weekend of excitement and storytelling at SeaWorld Orlando on Nov. 3 and 4. The internationally-known conservationist, author, television personality and lifelong adventurer will share animal facts and his travel tales during captivating and interactive presentations at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. inside the Nautilus Theater.

In addition to shows included with park admission, SeaWorld will have several additional opportunities for guests to personally interact with Jack Hanna at the park including meet-and-greets, autograph signings and exclusive dining packages.

For more information visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Events and times are subject to change.

inline imageSeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando yesterday kicked off its "Best Year Ever" promoting a bustle of activity taking place at both parks over the next few months and throughout 2019.

Yesterday's grand opening of SeaWorld's record-breaking thrill ride Infinity Falls served as the start of a year filled with an unprecedented number of new and expanded experiences at the parks.

Among the reasons to visit, SeaWorld introduced new rides coming to the Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando attraction and a new Aquatica water slide, as well as a packed event line-up. More details about each of the newly unveiled attractions will be shared in the coming months.

SeaWorld Orlando President Mark Pauls said: "This is the beginning of an incredible and action-packed year ahead. We are bringing our guests more events, more rides, more thrills, and more value than ever before."

SeaWorld's record-breaking new thrill ride, Infinity Falls, officially opened yesterday. The ride is just one part of this new realm, which boasts a new shop, fun and educational interactive games and the park’s new restaurant, Waterway Grill.

Earlier this year, SeaWorld announced the news that Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is coming in spring 2019. Guests will be able to take a walk down Sesame Street for the very first time, connecting families to all of the fun, laughter and learning of the world-famous street. In addition to a daily parade, play areas and opportunities to mingle with Sesame Street characters, SeaWorld announced today that this area will feature six colourful, themed rides, including Elmo’s Choo Choo Train, Cookie Drop, Abby’s Flower Tower, Super Grover’s Box Car Derby, Big Bird’s Twirl 'n' Whirl and Slimey’s Slider.

  • ABBY’S FLOWER TOWER – Pick a flower pot and up, up, up you go! Spin around high above the ground while you get a magical view of Sesame Street at SeaWorld.
  • SLIMEY’S SLIDER – Slide and glide as you rock and whirl through Oscar’s treasured compost collection for a grouchy good time.
  • SUPER GROVER’S BOX CAR DERBY – Get ready… get set… Super Grover’s great box car race is about to begin! This family-friendly coaster is full of fun hills, big turns and mini-dives. It’s the perfect first steel rollercoaster for kids and adults.
  • COOKIE DROP – Cookie Monster dropped his cookies! Laugh your way up and down on this crumbly, crazy, family-friendly vertical drop ride.
  • ELMO’S CHOO CHOO TRAIN – All Aboard! Help Elmo find some of his favourite things in nature during this bell-ringing, horn-honking train ride.
  • BIG BIRD’S TWIRL 'N' WHIRL – There’s no napping in these nests. Get ready to twirl and whirl in your very own nest on this family favorite tea cup ride with Big Bird.
MORE THRILLS

In 2019, Aquatica will become the most thrilling waterpark in Florida with the opening of new thrill slide: KareKare Curl. Holding two passengers per raft, this new slide delivers a high-adrenaline, weightless adventure. The addition of KareKare Curl will make Aquatica Orlando the thrill leader among Florida waterparks, with more high-thrill rides than any other.

Aquatica celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and was named the USA's top waterpark in a nationwide poll. Ray Rush, the park's newest attraction, was recently named the world’s best new water ride.

MORE EVENTS

SeaWorld's event line-up is kicking it up a notch with events on the schedule every weekend from now to the end of 2019. All the guest favourites are returning, with even more dates, more food, more beer and more concerts.

inline imageSebastian's Bistro the new table service restaurant at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is now taking reservations. Availability begins from 8th October 2018.

Lunch served from 11am to 4pm with dinner service from 4pm to 10pm.

Sebastian's Bistro which replaces the former 'Shutters Restaurant', Located on the waterfront, Sebastian's Bistro offers a menu that blends Latin and Caribbean flavours.



Lunch Menu


Appetizers
Jamaican Meat Pies
with Guajillo Chili Sauce
$12.00

Marauders Snack
Tostones, Arepas, and House-made Crackers with Black Bean Hummus, Guacamole, and Pico de Gallo
$15.00

Conch Fritters
with Chili-Mayonnaise
$12.00

Crab Cake
with Watercress Salad and Herb Mayonnaise
$14.00

Raw Sliced Tuna
Bell Pepper, Sweet Potato Purée, Micro Cilantro, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
$14.00

Caribbean Pull-apart Rolls
with Guava Butter, Mango Chutney, and Jamaican Jerk Oil
$12.00

Seasonal Tropical Fruit
with Ancho Chili Salt and Fresh Lime
$9.00

Arepa
with Slow-cooked Pork and Chili-Mango Barbecue Sauce
$10.00

Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings
with Cilantro-Lime Crema and Carrot Ribbons
$12.00

Sandwiches
Crab Cake-topped Burger
with Lettuce, Tomato, and Horseradish Mayonnaise served with choice of French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, or Jicama Slaw
$20.00

Smoked Turkey on Ciabatta
with Gouda, Cabbage Slaw, and Guava Barbecue Sauce served with choice of French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, or Jicama Slaw
$15.00

Island Curry “Eggless” Salad Sandwich
on Multigrain Bread served with choice of French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, or Jicama Slaw
$14.00

Crispy Avocado-Bacon Burger
with Chimichurri and Pico de Gallo served with choice of French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, or Jicama Slaw
$16.00

Grilled Sustainable Fish
on Brioche Bun with Watercress, Pickled Onions, Tomato, and Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise served with choice of French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, or Jicama Slaw
$18.00

Plant-based Banh Mi Sandwich
with Cucumbers, Pickled Vegetables, and Miso-Sriracha Mayonnaise served with choice of French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, or Jicama Slaw
$16.00

Lunch Mains
Grilled Skirt Steak “Chimichurri"
with crispy Yuca
$28.00

Jerk Chicken
with Black Beans and Rice and Marinated Vegetable Ribbons
$22.00

Kale and Mixed Green Salad
with Dijon Vinaigrette
$12.00

Kale and Mixed Green Salad with Grilled Fish
with Dijon Vinaigrette
$18.00

Kale and Mixed Green Salad with Grilled Shrimp
with Dijon Vinaigrette
$16.00

Kale and Mixed Green Salad with Grilled Chicken
with Dijon Vinaigrette
$15.00

Jerk Chicken Salad
with Black Beans and Rice and Marinated Vegetable Ribbons
$15.00

Desserts
Warm Chocolate Pudding
Dark Chocolate Cake, Cocoa Nibs Tuile, and Caramel Crispies
$10.00

Message in the Bottle
Coconut-Rice Panna Cotta, Pineapple, and Mango-Lime Sorbet
$8.00

Mile Marker Zero
Iced Key Lime Pops with Sea Salt and a Tropical Fruit Sauce
$9.00

Banoffee Tart
Banana Custard, Chocolate Ganache, and Caramel Sauce
$7.00

Floating Island
Fresh Caribbean Fruit and Meringue with Guava and Guanabana Sorbet
$8.00

Kids' Appetizers (à la carte)
House Salad
$3.00

Conch Fritters with Chili Mayo
$3.00

Seasonal Tropical Fruit
$3.00

Carrots and Celery Sticks
$3.00

Kids' Create-Your-Own Entrées (choose one)
Whole Grain Penne
with Zucchini and Roasted Tomato Sauce served with choice of two (2) Selections and Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
$11.00

Grilled Jerk Chicken
Served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
$11.00

Grilled Shrimp Skewer
with Cilantro-Lime Cream and served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
$13.00

Beef and Mushroom Blended Burger
Served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
$13.00

Jamaican Meat Pie
Served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
$12.00

Slow-cooked Pork Shoulder
Served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
$13.00

Kids' Create-Your-Own Selections (choose two)
Sautéed Green Beans
Jerk-roasted Butternut Squash
Cauli-fries with Carrot Ketchup
Pizza Biscuit
Black Beans and Rice
Yellow Rice
Macaroni & Cheese
Pineapple Cloud with Banana and Orange
Sliced Apples
Vanilla Gelato with Fruit and Chocolate Sauce
Kids' Specialty Drink

Tinker Bell and Friends or Buzz Lightyear Punch
Minute Maid® Light Lemonade Punch served in a souvenir Fairires or Toy Story 3 Cup with a glowing Tinker Bell or Buzz Lightyear Clip-on Light
$8.

Dinner Menu


Appetizers
Jamaican Meat Pies
with Guajillo Chili Sauce
$12.00

Marauders Snack
Tostones, Arepas, and House-made Crackers with Black Bean Hummus, Guacamole, and Pico de Gallo
$15.00

Conch Fritters
with Chili-Mayonnaise
$12.00

Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings
with Cilantro-Lime Crema and Carrot Ribbons
$12.00

Crab Cake
with Watercress Salad and Herb Mayonnaise
$14.00

Raw Sliced Tuna
Bell Pepper, Sweet Potato Purée, Micro Cilantro, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
$14.00

Sebastian’s House Salad
Mixed Greens with Black Beans, Avocado, Pumpkin Seeds, and Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
$9.00

Caribbean Pull-apart Rolls
with Guava Butter, Mango Chutney, and Jamaican Jerk Oil
$12.00

Seasonal Tropical Fruit
with Ancho Chili Salt and Fresh Lime
$9.00

Arepa
with Slow-cooked Pork and Chili-Mango Barbecue Sauce
$10.00

Dinner Mains
Slow-cooked Pork Shoulder
with Black Beans and Cilantro Rice, Corn Tortillas, and Mojo Sauce
$25.00

Sautéed Shrimp and Tamales
with Peppers and Salsa Verde
$10.00

Jerk Chicken
with Black Beans and Rice and Marinated Vegetable Ribbons
$22.00

Sustainable Fish
with Mash Plantain and Escovitch Sauce
$25.00

Caribbean Goat Curry
with Cilantro Rice, Lime Crèma, and crispy Yuca
$24.00

Jerk Butternut Squash
Black Beans and Cilantro Rice, Collards, and Honey-Chili Sauce
$17.00

Caribbean Vegetable Curry
with Cilantro Rice, Lime Crèma, and crispy Yuca
$19.00

Citrus-stuffed Sustainable Whole Fish
with Turmeric Brown Rice and Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
$34.00

Grilled Skirt Steak “Chimichurri"
with crispy Yuca
$28.00

Desserts
Warm Chocolate Pudding
Dark Chocolate Cake, Cocoa Nibs Tuile, and Caramel Crispies
$10.00

Message in the Bottle
Coconut-Rice Panna Cotta, Pineapple, and Mango-Lime Sorbet
$8.00

Mile Marker Zero
Iced Key Lime Pops with Sea Salt and a Tropical Fruit Sauce
$9.00

Banoffee Tart
Banana Custard, Chocolate Ganache, and Caramel Sauce
$7.00

Floating Island
Fresh Caribbean Fruit and Meringue with Guava and Guanabana Sorbet
$8.00

Kids' Appetizers (à la carte)
House Salad
$3.00

Conch Fritters with Chili Mayo
$3.00

Seasonal Tropical Fruit
$3.00

Carrots and Celery Sticks
$3.00

Kids' Create-Your-Own Entrées (choose one)
Whole Grain Penne
with Zucchini and Roasted Tomato Sauce served with choice of two (2) Selections and Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
$11.00

Grilled Jerk Chicken
Served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
$11.00

Grilled Shrimp Skewer
with Cilantro-Lime Cream and served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
$13.00

Beef and Mushroom Blended Burger
Served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
$13.00

Jamaican Meat Pie
Served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
$12.00

Slow-cooked Pork Shoulder
Served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice
$13.00

Kids' Create-Your-Own Selections (choose two)
Sautéed Green Beans
Jerk-roasted Butternut Squash
Cauli-fries with Carrot Ketchup
Pizza Biscuit
Black Beans and Rice
Yellow Rice
Macaroni & Cheese
Pineapple Cloud with Banana and Orange
Sliced Apples
Vanilla Gelato with Fruit and Chocolate Sauce
Kids' Specialty Drink

Tinker Bell and Friends or Buzz Lightyear Punch
Minute Maid® Light Lemonade Punch served in a souvenir Fairires or Toy Story 3 Cup with a glowing Tinker Bell or Buzz Lightyear Clip-on Light
$8.00







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inline imageSeaWorld Orlando announced the Grand Opening of world-class attraction Infinity Falls will take place on 4 October at 12pm EST.

Infinity Falls features roaring rapids, soaking fountains and a record-setting 40-foot waterfall drop, all against the backdrop of a rainforest utopia. Guests will have the opportunity to take on the role of a conservationist on a journey through the rainforest and learn about the importance of freshwater conservation through interactive games and stories throughout the ride experience.

Mark Pauls, President of SeaWorld Orlando Parks, said: “From the excitement of the thrilling rapids to the unique vertical lift element, Infinity Falls is an adventure that appeals to the entire family.”

The opening of Infinity Falls is the perfect addition to SeaWorld’s ever-growing ride portfolio. From the roller coaster thrills of Mako, Manta and Kraken, to the water flume fun of Journey to Atlantis, Infinity Falls joins the park’s famed attractions as a must-do experience in Orlando.

inline imageStarting on 2nd Dec, Early Morning Magic will be bigger and better than ever!

The number of attractions available for you to experience will double, with returning favourites Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, as well as attractions new to the event – Princess Fairytale Hall, "it’s a small world", Mad Tea Party, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid.

The morning also includes scrumptious breakfast at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe that comes with cheese and cured meats, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, pancakes and more. Breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and exclusive event-only access to the attractions lasts from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

This newly expanded Early Morning Magic will take place select Tuesdays and Sundays and will cost $79 for adults and $69 for children (regular theme park admission is also required). Admission will be limited, so be sure to book your reservation as soon as possible!

inline imageStarting 18th January 2019, Walt Disney World will be entertaining guests with a host of new and limited-time magic.

Mickey & Minnie's Surprise Celebration Arrives at Magic Kingdom Park

The fun begins Jan. 18 when Mickey & Minnie's Surprise Celebration kicks off at Magic Kingdom Park, honoring those true originals, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with new entertainment, merchandise and specialty food and beverage. A highlight of the celebration will be the new "Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party." Several times daily, this colorful procession will parade up Main Street, U.S.A. toward Cinderella Castle, where guests will be invited to join in the energetic dance party. Singing hosts will keep things hopping with modern remixes of favorite "Mickey Mouse Club" melodies and more. Joining Mickey and Minnie in all the fun will be a bevy of beloved Disney characters, including Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Max, Chip 'n Dale and others.

All of the Main Street, U.S.A. residents are eager to be part of this special Surprise Celebration. From Jan. 18 to Sept. 30, the Dapper Dans, the Casey's Corner piano player and others will honor Mickey and Minnie with special musical moments throughout the day. And during the celebration, guests will be delighted to find other surprise, limited-time magical experiences popping up all around Magic Kingdom.

Mickey & Minnie's Surprise Celebration is also a great time for guests at Magic Kingdom to remember why they fell in love with Mickey and Minnie in the first place: Experience the 4D fun of Mickey's PhilharMagic, see Mickey and Minnie glide down Main Street, U.S.A. as part of the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade or meet Mickey at the Town Square Theater.

Party with Pixar Pals and More as Disney's Hollywood Studios Marks 30 Years

Disney's Hollywood Studios is transforming into a place where guests experience their own adventures in the immersive worlds of their cinematic imaginations. This reimagining of the park came to life in 2018 with the debut of Toy Story Land, an 11-acre immersive land dedicated to Pixar Animation Studios' Toy Story films. As Disney's Hollywood Studios prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary May 1, now, more than ever, Pixar pals in the park will ensure 2019 is a blockbuster year.

Beginning Jan. 18, Pixar Place will transform into a Municiberg city block from Pixar's Incredibles films. Guests will meet super suit designer Edna Mode and see some of her greatest creations. They will look for clues to the whereabouts of the youngest Incredible, the mischievous and multi-powered Jack-Jack. And at the end of the block, guests will celebrate the heroic deeds of Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone, who will make appearances throughout the day during a party featuring lively music, dancing, interactive games and lots more Super fun.

Also starting Jan. 18, two popular guest favorites return to Disney's Hollywood Studios when a door to the monster world opens inside Walt Disney Presents, welcoming Mike and Sulley from Pixar's Monsters, Inc.

And then in spring 2019, Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy will speed into Disney's Hollywood Studios. This new show experience will welcome guests to the world of Pixar's Cars films, bringing them face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen. As the next generation of rookie racers, guests will learn from Lightning's years of experience on the track. This will be the untold story of Lightning McQueen … as told by Lightning McQueen!

Honor 25 Years of ‘The Lion King' at Disney's Animal Kingdom

It's been 25 years since Simba, Timon, Rafiki and all the other treasured characters from Walt Disney Pictures' "The Lion King" first roared into our hearts. In 2019, guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom will be able to celebrate the classic animated film more than ever.

Each day from Jan. 18 to Sept. 30, guests will feel the love during the "Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party," a raucous celebration where young adventurers will let their inner animals roam free on the dance floor. Timon and Rafiki will engage everyone in entertaining dances and games inspired by "The Lion King," as wildly talented musicians provide the perfect soundtrack in a World Beat style.

Also from Jan. 18 to Sept. 30, guests will imagine themselves in scenes from the film via new three-dimensional photo opportunities at the park. These backdrops will allow guests to re-create iconic "Lion King" moments ideal for sharing on social media platforms.

Disney's Animal Kingdom has come alive in a whole new way in recent years. Since its debut in 2017, Pandora – The World of Avatar has captured guests' hearts and filled them with a sense of wonder. Most recently named one of the "World's Greatest Places" by TIME magazine, Pandora invites adventurers to a faraway planet filled with floating mountains, flying banshees and bioluminescent foliage. Other new offerings include the Rivers of Light nighttime show and a twilight trek on Kilimanjaro Safaris, both of which allow guests to see and experience the park in new ways.

More Live Music Than Ever for Epcot Arts and Flower & Garden Festivals

Festive fun is returning to Epcot throughout 2019, beginning with the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, Jan. 18-Feb. 25. This stirring extravaganza invites guests to indulge in world-class cuisine, remarkable visual art and an extraordinary lineup of live entertainment.

This year, the Disney on Broadway Concert Series expands to seven days a week during the festival, providing even more opportunities than ever before to bask in live Disney magic. Each week, different pairs of Disney on Broadway stars will take to the America Gardens Theatre stage to sing favorite songs from award-winning Disney on Broadway productions. Song choices will derive from the singers' repertoires, and the lineup will rotate regularly.

Welcome spring's arrival with the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, returning March 6-June 3. This year's event will feature delectable bites at outdoor kitchens, as well as dozens of world-renowned, Disney-themed topiaries. For more fun than ever, the Garden Rocks Concert Series expands to seven days a week in 2019, offering a mixture of new artists and returning favorites. With three concerts per day for all 90 days of the festival, Garden Rocks will deliver an amazing 270 concerts next year at the America Gardens Theatre.

And there is even more on the way! An announcement about summertime experiences at Epcot is forthcoming.

A Fond Farewell for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

After nearly 20 years of delighting Epcot guests through music, fireworks, fire torches and more, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will be ending in the second half of 2019 to make way for an all-new nighttime spectacular. Guests will want to spend another evening around World Showcase Lagoon to celebrate this classic show that has entertained millions of guests since its October 1999 debut.

The Disney Parks Live Entertainment team is already creating new thrills for World Showcase Lagoon; details on the future of nighttime entertainment at Epcot will be released at a later date. The new show will keep true to the original vision of the park and will be part of the park's exciting evolution.

At a Glance: New and Limited-Time Magic at Walt Disney World in 2019


Magic Kingdom Park
  • "Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party" (Jan. 18 – ongoing)
  • New songs for entertainers on Main Street, U.S.A. (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
  • Limited-time magical moments across the park (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Celebrate the Incredibles at Pixar Place (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
  • Meet Mike and Sulley from Pixar's Monsters, Inc. (Jan. 18 – ongoing)
  • Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy (spring 2019 – ongoing)
Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • "Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party" (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
  • "The Lion King" three-dimensional photo opportunities (Jan. 18 – Sept. 30)
  • More celebration of "The Lion King" to be revealed at a later date
Epcot
  • Epcot International Festival of the Arts, featuring expanded Disney on Broadway Concert Series (Jan. 18 – Feb. 25)
  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, featuring expanded Garden Rocks Concert Series (March 6 – June 3)

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9:00am
~to~
8:00pm
Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios
9:00am
~to~
8:00pm
Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
9:00am
~to~
8:00pm
Universal Studios
Universal Studios
8:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Volcano Bay
Volcano Bay
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
SeaWorld
SeaWorld
10:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
10:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Aquatica
Aquatica
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Legoland
Legoland
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Legoland Water Park
Legoland Water Park
Closed
~to~
Closed
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Extra Evening Hours Extra Late Hours for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of Florida Park Hours

Disneyland Resort Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
8:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
6:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosCalifornia Adventure 8:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of West Coast Park Hours

Disneyland Paris Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
10:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
10:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosDisney Studios 10:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
8:00pm
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of DLP Park Hours

US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2710
CaxtonFX  $1.2699
Covent Garden FX  $1.2845
FAIRFX  $1.2700
John Lewis  $1.2801
M&S  $1.2450
Post Office  $1.2492
Sainsburys  $1.2708
TESCO  $1.2740
Travelex  $1.2632
Updated: 17:30 23/10/2018

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Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1094
CaxtonFX  €1.1057
Covent Garden FX  €1.1155
FAIRFX  €1.1100
John Lewis  €1.1155
M&S  €1.0871
Post Office  €1.0900
Sainsburys  €1.1088
TESCO  €1.1115
Travelex  €1.1027
Updated: 17:30 23/10/2018