2016 is proving to be an amazing year with new Awaken Summer events and experiences all over the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resorts!!
Below is a list of the announcements with opening dates and summary details.
For the latest updates and reviews on all the new Awaken Summer happenings, tune-in to the Disney Dream Girls Podcast Episode 109 and new shows every Sunday! I'll be reporting regularly on the show with all the news!
For reminders, LIKE the Disney Dream Girls Podcast page on Facebook HERE!May 27- Classic Soarin' Returns for a Limited Time
Located in the Land pavilion in Epcot.
FastPass+ service starts May 21st.
June 17- NEW!! Soarin' Around the World Debuts
Located at Disney Parks in Shanghai, California, and Florida.
May 27-NEW!! Nighttime Experiences at Animal Kingdom Park
Includes: nightly awakening of the Park's Tree of Life, Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction at night, Wildlife Parti in Harambe Village in Africa, Discovery Island Carnivale on Discovery Island.
May 28-NEW!! Limited Showing of Jungle Book: Alive with Magic
Nighttime show that includes film, music, and special effects from the classic movie.
FastPass+ for the new Animal Kingdom nighttime experiences are available starting May 21st.
May 27-NEW!! Signature Dining opening of Tiffins Retaurant & Nomad Lounge
Reservations open for Tiffins and Dining Packages May 21st.
Located in Animal Kingdom Park on Discovery Island near what will be the entrance to Pandora-The World of Avatar.
Walt Disney Imagineering describes the interior as “a gallery you can dine in with artwork that is a direct result of travels to Africa, Asia and South America.”
Nomad Lounge adjacent to Tiffins offers unique cocktails, small bites, and waterfront views.
May 28-New!! Limited Time Dining Packages
*Reserved seating at The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic new nighttime show at Animal Kingdom Park.
*Lunch or Dinner at Tiffins restaurant including appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage.
*Tiffins package prices: $67 adults/$32 child age 3-9. Disney Dining Plan 2 credits.
*Tusker House restaurant packages are also available and include an all-you-can-eat buffet and non-alcoholic beverage. The price is: Breakfast $37 adults/$23 child age 3-9, Lunch/Dinner $49 adults/$30 child age 3-9. Disney Dining Plan 1 credit.
For a Full Menu Click Here or go to the Disney Parks Blog Website.
June 17-NEW!! Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks Show
Nighttime Show in Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park.
"This elaborate show will combine fireworks, pyrotechnics, special effects and video projections that will turn the park’s Chinese Theater and other buildings into the twin suns of Tatooine, a field of battle droids, the trench of the Death Star, Starkiller Base and other Star Wars destinations. And the show, which will feature music from throughout the film franchise, will be punctuated with a tower of fire and spotlight beams, creating a massive lightsaber in the sky."
June 17-NEW!! Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire
Magic Kingdom Park at Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage
"Celebrates the unique stories of the citizens who make up this magical kingdom and the wonderful things that can happen when we try new things, go to new places, and get to know new friends."
June 21-NEW!! Frozen Ever After and Royal Sommerhus Open
Located in the Norway pavilion, Epcot.
The Norway pavilion will begin opening at 9am, along with Epcot's Future World.
Frozen Ever After is an adventurous boat ride through Arendelle.
The Royal Sommerhus is where Guests can meet with Elsa and Anna.
FastPass+ for both attractions will be available to book starting May 21st.
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