Summer is almost here, the kids will be off from school and many families will travel to Walt Disney World for their Coolest Summer Ever! But there are more magical reasons to visit Walt Disney World RIGHT NOW.
“Let it Go” Like Never Before – For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – a fun and frosty interactive showcase at Hollywood Studios Premiere Theater features your Frozen friends Anna, Elsa, and the royal historians of Arendelle. Never before have you been a part of a show where the audience is so thoroughly engaged. Girls between the ages of 3 and 10 know all the words to the movie and raise their hands high in the air to sing, along with their parents and other family members. Fun, frozen fact: it snows during the show!
Star Wars Weekends – Feel the force when Disney’s Hollywood Studios comes alive with these galactic Star Wars Weekends including meet-and-greets with Star Wars celebrities, a Star Wars motorcade through the park, special fireworks, intergalactic activities, exclusive merchandise and more on summer weekends, Friday through Sunday, May 15 to June 14. Fun fact: James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars plays host!
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – The newly re-imagined Polynesian Village Resort has returned to its 1971 opening day name and has some amazing upgrades, including the addition of the 20 Disney Vacation Club Bora Bora Bungalows – true Polynesian-style bungalows set on the water overlooking the Seven Seas Lagoon. Each bungalow sleeps up to eight guests and features a full kitchen, two bedrooms and even a plunge pool where guests can enjoy views of the fireworks over Magic Kingdom and Seven Seas Lagoon at night. Rates start at $2,100/night. The resort also has a new children’s water play area and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto where you can order some mischievous cocktails, including the A-oha-Tiki Goddess of Disaster, which comes with a daunting thunderstorm throughout the Grotto! As if that’s not enough, the Pineapple Lanai serves the famous Dole Whip soft serve and floats, the perfect sweet cool-off on hot summer days.
The New Downtown Disney – The shopping and dining at Downtown Disney is expanding with new waterfront dining and boutique shops. The Boathouse restaurant features upscale waterfront dining with Italian Water Taxis and floating artwork featuring antique mahogany boats from the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. The 1950s Havana Nightclub, Bongos Cuban Café (owned by Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan) offers fiery rhythms and flavors with live entertainment in a tropical setting. Splitsville Lanes gives dining a new meaning with bowling added to the mix. There’s an eclectic menu of food and wine, and a bowling alley lounge like you have never experienced before. The Brazilian influence grows more at Walt Disney World with a new Havaianas shop where you can choose among thousands of brilliantly designed flip-flops.
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Fantasyland – Bring your cheery “Heigh-Ho” on this family-friendly roller coaster (with some swift twists and turns) that takes you on a dynamic and colorful ride, including a stop at the Dwarfs’ cottage to see Sleepy, Doc, Grumpy, Bashful, Sneezy, Happy, Dopey and, of course, Snow White herself. Fun fact: you will discover millions of shining diamonds and gems too!
Disney’s Water Parks – From the Disney Channel Original Movie “Teen Beach 2”, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon features the “Teen Beach 2: Beach Party” with a DJ spinning retro tunes, games, contests and more, through July 5. At Blizzard Beach, brave the Summit Plummet, one of the world’s tallest and fastest free-fall slides.
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