What’s New for Summer 2016 at Walt Disney World

By Kristen Tutas / May 25, 2016

An incredible lineup of new attractions and experiences open to guests starting this Memorial Day Weekend and kicks-off the summer 2016 vacation season with new magic across all four Walt Disney World theme parks. Here are the dates to remember:

May 27  – New nighttime experiences awaken at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park with stunning animation on the Tree of Life, new after dark adventures on favorite attractions such as Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids and more, as well as festive new nighttime entertainment across the park.

May 28 – Disney’s hit live-action film The Jungle Book provides inspiration for a new nighttime show, The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic, that comes to life on Discovery River at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.

June 17 – New and enhanced Soarin’ Around the World attraction at Epcot; the star-studded new stage show “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” at Magic Kingdom Park; and the new “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios open.

June 21 – The all-new Frozen Ever After attraction and Royal Sommerhus, where Anna and Elsa will greet guests in authentically Norwegian-inspired settings, opens to guests at Epcot.




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Kristen Tutas