UPDATED May 20 with opening dates for many of these attractions!!
Walt Disney World has coined the term Awaken Summer and that’s exactly what they are doing. So much is going on this summer(you can read about that here) and now we have time frames and dates for some of the most anticipated openings!
NEW Star Wars Experiences
Found at Hollywood Studios, Star Wars fans are in for a treat. “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away”, which is a stage show, has been happening since April 4. The nightly fireworks show, Symphony In the Stars will be bigger and better this June, with the debut of “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular”.
NEW Soarin’ Around the World
Soarin’ Over California in Epcot has been closed since January to bring you an all new flight experience as well as a third theater. Soarin’ Around the World will take you on flight over more than just California, through some of the world’s most popular destinations. This re-imagined ride will open on June 17. Debuting in May at Epcot, you can find Dory and other sea friends along with Crush, at Turtle Talk with Crush.
NEW Hours, Celebrations and Shows at Animal Kingdom
Starting Memorial Day weekend, expanded hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park will offer you a new view of current attractions as well as new shows and street parties. Join in the fun during the Harambe Wildlife Parti and the Discovery Island Carnivale, check out the new live musical The Jungle Book, and take in the beauty as the Tree of Life awakens. Also opening the same weekend will be Tiffins, a new table-service/sit down restaurant available for lunch and dinner, featuring food from around the world.
UPDATED: Night experiences will begin on May 27!The new restaurant, Tiffins, will also open on May 27.
NEW Live Stage Show-Mickey’s Royal Friendship Fare
Join Mickey and friends, as well as Rapunzel, Tiana and more for the newest live stage show in front of Cinderella’s Castle, beginning in June.
UPDATED: Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire will debut on June 17!
NEW Frozen Ever After Ride
Replacing Maelstrom in the Norway pavilion at Epcot, take a ride through Arendell, sing along to your favorite frozen songs(admit it, you’re exactly like me and you know all of the words and you’ll sing them anytime they play), and catch the Frozen sisters Anna and Elsa on the all new Frozen Ever After ride. Meet and greet opportunities with Anna and Elsa are expected around the same time.
Updated: Frozen Ever After will open on June 21! Fastpasses will open up for these dates on May 21. Epcot will also be expanding hours in the Norway pavilion of the World Showcase, opening at 9am.
Stay tuned as more dates are soon to be announced!