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Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World

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Tree of Life Awakens rendering at Disney's Animal Kingdom

New Excitement Awakens This Summer
Awaken Summer throughout the entire Walt Disney World® Resort and discover new and immersive experiences that will bring you to worlds that, up until now, you could only imagine. All new attractions and entertainment are currently scheduled to open throughout the summer.

Must-Do's in All Four Theme Parks...and Beyond!
Be there as the magic of nature comes alive both day and night at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Feel the Force as it's unleashed at Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Sail through a world of Frozen fun at Epcot®. And have a music- and magic-filled time at Magic Kingdom® Park.

But the excitement doesn't stop there. It continues through Disney Springs™ where you can enjoy an eclectic mix of unique boutiques, one-of-a-kind eateries and jaw-dropping entertainment. You'll even be able to participate in The Frozen Games atDisney's Blizzard Beach Water Park.

Prepare to Discover a Summer Unlike Any Other!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic Show – Begins May 28, 2016! For the summer, Discovery River becomes the stage for music and pageantry in a limited-engagement show inspired by Disney's hit live-action film The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book: Alive with Magic is a live show filled with music and special effects that celebrates the new film and the classic songs, now infused with an Indian influence.
  • Tree of Life® Awakenings – Begins May 27, 2016! The Tree of Life swirls with dramatic color throughout the evening as artistic projections tell stories of love, adventure, humor and culture.
  • Discovery Island Carnivale – Begins May 27, 2016! When this nighttime dance party hits the streets, you'll get to revel in the splendor of all living things alongside stilt walkers, musicians and more.
  • Harambe Wildlife Parti – Begins May 27, 2016! You'll be able to join singers, dancers, acrobats and musicians for a wild and wonderful street festival that kicks off when the sun sets.
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris - Extended hours begin May 27, 2016! After the sun sets, you will be able to explore Kilimanjaro Safaris and see the nighttime behavior of the wildlife and better tune in to the unique vocalization of the animals like never before.
  • Tiffins Restaurant and Nomad Lounge - Opens May 27, 2016! Tiffins, the newest Disney signature restaurant, features cuisine and beverages from places that inspired the creation of Disney's Animal Kingdom and is open for both lunch and dinner. The Nomad Lounge features waterfront views in addition to hand-crafted cocktails, beers, sustainable wines, specialty non-alcoholic beverages and small bites.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Star Wars Launch Bay – Now Open! It's the place to go for popular character encounters and more.
  • Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue – Now Open! On this thrilling attraction, you'll travel to Jakku, an all-new destination from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple – Now Open! Bring your Younglings to hone their Lightsaber skills in preparation to face the dark side.
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular – Begins June 17, 2016! Look to the skies for this nightly fireworks finale bursting with Star Wars™ music and magic.

Epcot

  • Frozen Ever After – Opens June 21, 2016! This boating adventure through Arendelle features favorite Frozencharacters, songs and a visit to Elsa's Ice Palace in the cool blue world of the North Mountain.
  • Royal Sommerhus – Opens June 21, 2016! You'll have a royally good time as you meet Anna and Elsa in a charming Norwegian culture.
  • Soarin' Around the World - Opens June 17, 2016! Get ready to soar over the Great Wall of China, Switzerland's Matterhorn mountain, and spectacular scenic wonders on every continent in this brand-new adventure. Your imagination can take flight in this epic re-imagining of an Epcot classic.
  • Turtle Talk with Crush - Now Open! When Crush the sea turtle swims up to the "Human Tank" this summer, he'll be joined by Dory and some of her new friends from Disney•Pixar's "Finding Dory!"

Magic Kingdom Park

  • Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire – Begins June 17, 2016! Music and magic arrive at the castle stage for a new show featuring Mickey Mouse and pals, along with characters from The Princess and the FrogTangled, and Frozen.
  • Elena of Avalor - Debuts August 2016! Guests will be able to see Princess Elena, Disney's first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures. Elena will debut in the Disney Channel series "Elena of Avalor" this summer.

Disney Springs

  • Town Center – Now Open! Town Center, the newest neighborhood at Disney Springs, is officially open! Featuring Spanish revival architecture, gorgeous landscaping and several new fountains and water features, this new addition is home to exceptional shopping and dining experiences. Over 30 new tenants are now open, with more shops and restaurants opening throughout the summer!

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • The Frozen Games – From May 27 - August 21, 2016! Olaf and Kristoff host daily winter-themed activities for Guests of all ages, including Snowball Toss and Ski Pole Limbo. All activities are complimentary and Guests can sign up at the park entrance to participate.



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