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What's Coming to Disney World and Universal in 2019 and Beyond

by Tad on October 7, 2019 832 Orlando   Video

'Sup! Welcome to Tad's toadally awesome list of what's coming to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and the other parks in 2019 and beyond! As the Frog Family’s resident thrill seeker, tech junkie and head frog videographer — thank you very much — I live to keep tabs on all the attractions and experiences heading to the Orlando theme parks, and I've been doing it a few years. This is perhaps the BIGGEST year in theme park openings — at least since I've been tracking them — because 2019 is the year the Star Wars land has officially opened at Walt Disney World! It's hard to believe we're now racing toward the end of the year. So much has already hoppened, and there's still a lot more to come!

If you're curious about all of the Universal Orlando and Disney World construction around the parks, you're at the right place. Be sure to bookmark this page because I add to it as new rides, shows and other hoppenings are announced! (Hop here to see what opened in 2018 and previous years.)

Confirmed Disney World 2019 Openings: Disney's Hollywood Studios | Magic Kingdom | Epcot | Disney's Animal Kingdom | Disney Springs | Hotels, Transportation & More

Confirmed Universal 2019 Openings: Universal's Islands of Adventure | Universal Studios Florida | Universal Hotels & More

2020 & Beyond Openings (Or Dates Unknown): Walt Disney World | Universal Orlando Resort

Other Florida Theme Park Openings: LEGOLAND Florida | SeaWorld Orlando | Busch Gardens Tampa

What's Coming to Disney World and Universal - Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

What's Coming to Disney World in 2019

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney Junior Dance Party! — opened Jan. 18, 2019 — Let the tadpoles get their boogie on in this all-new dance party featuring Disney Junior characters, including Vampirina, Doc McStuffins and more.

Municiberg — started Jan. 18, 2019 — Pixar Place has transformed into the hometown of The Incredibles where a party is being held in their honor ... complete with Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone. Oh, and the oh-so-fashionable Edna Mode finally has her own meet-and-greet. Be sure to keep an eye out for signs of the mischievous Jack-Jack, as well.

Mike and Sulley Meet-and-Greet started Jan. 18, 2019 — Mike and Sulley of Monsters, Inc. fame have made their grand return to Hollywood Studios for a meet-and-greet.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy — now showing — A new show has arrived near Rock 'n' Rollercoaster in which Lightning McQueen showcases all of his tricks of the trade ... but things don't always go according to plan! This new show features animatronic cars (your fave characters, of course) and lots of surprises.

Wonderful World of Animation — now showing — Honoring 30 years of Hollywood Studios, a new nighttime spectacular brings characters to life like never before while touching on themes of magic, family, adventure, romance, villains and friendship.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge — now open — It's finally here! At 14 acres, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is now the largest land at Disney World. Be transported to a never-before-seen planet with two new attractions (Rise of the Resistance opens later on Dec. 5, 2019). Disney will debut the next generation of all-electric, life-like animatronics called A1000s in the new land. Our full guide to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will take you through all of the details!

Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run — now open — Guests become the flight crew for this super immersive ride on the fastest ship in the galaxy.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance  Dec. 5, 2019 — Guests will be taken hostage, resulting in a battle between the First Order and the Resistance ... and Kylo Ren himself.

Magic Kingdom

Mickey and Minnie Greeting Guests Together! — started Jan. 18, 2019, and ended Sept. 30, 2019 — As part of Mickey & Minnie's Surprise Celebration, on account of Mickey turning 90, these two love birds, ahem mice, greeted guests together at Town Square Theater in brand-new outfits! Guests were able to sign a guestbook to let Mickey and Minnie know how much they love them!

What's Coming to Disney - Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party

Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party — started Jan. 18, 2019, and ended Sept. 30, 2019 — Mickey, Minnie and pals joined together during this afternoon street party that played several times daily during Mickey & Minnie's Surprise Celebration! A brand-new song, "It's a Good Time," debuted just for the occasion.

Pluto Heads to Pete's Silly Sideshow in Storybook Circus started Jan. 18, 2019, and ended Sept. 30, 2019 Guests were able to meet Mickey's dog, Pluto, at Pete's Silly Sideshow.

Epcot

What's Coming to Disney World - Takumi-Tei

Takumi-Tei — now open — An all-new, artisan, table-service restaurant is now open in the Japan pavilion in World Showcase, showcasing Japanese craftsmanship and authentic cuisine.

Space 220 — winter 2019 — Guests will have the opportunity to dine in the stars in a space-station themed table-service restaurant located next to Mission: SPACE. You'll hop in a special elevator that makes you feel like you're traveling to the space station in real time. Once inside, the restaurant will have panoramic daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up. It will feature international cuisine, more than 1,000 bottles of wine and a wide selection of craft beer.

Epcot Forever  now showing — Illuminations: Reflections of Earth came to a close at the end of September and has been replaced by a limited-time fireworks show, Epcot Forever. This show focuses on the music and fun of Epcot's past and present attractions. It features fireworks, laser and light effects and special kites. Fun fact: The fireworks are even environmentally friendly, as they are made out of cornmeal instead of cardboard.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts and Barbecue — 2019 — A new fast-casual barbecue restaurant will be taking the place of Liberty Inn (which closed July 8, 2019) at The American Adventure pavilion later this year.

What's Coming to Disney World & Universal Orlando - The Epcot Experience

Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience — now open Guests are able to visualize Epcot's future plans at a new experience center inside the Odyssey Events Pavilion. There's an interactive exhibit that plays a 12-minute looping video showcasing the exciting changes coming to Epcot.

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party started Jan. 18, 2019, and ended Sept. 30, 2019 Guests danced along with Timon and Rafiki to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "The Lion King."

Kevin from "Up" Meet-and-Greet started Feb. 2019, and ending Nov. 2, 2019 — Kevin from Pixar's "Up" is now available to meet guests. Watch for her strutting her stuff near the Tree of Life!

Rivers of Light We Are One

Rivers of Light: We Are One now showing An updated version of the park's beloved nighttime pageant, featuring additional imagery from both Disneynature films and animated films alike, has come to life.

Tree of Life Projection Show — ended Sept. 30 — The Tree of Life debuted a new summer projection show that paid tribute to the special anniversary of "The Lion King." 

Disney World Hotels and Resorts

Gran Destino Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs - What's Coming to Disney World in 2019

Gran Destino Tower - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort expansion — now open — The new, 15-story tower is the main entrance point for hotel resort guests and adds 545 guest rooms, including 50 suites and a new, two-story lobby. A themed table-service restaurant sits atop the tower and offer views of the resort. A second restaurant, Villa del Lago, opened on an island in the middle of the resort's 14-acre lake.

Bibbidi Bobiddi Boutique at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa — now open — The third and newest Bibbidi Bobiddi Boutique has opened its doors for magical makeovers. Just like the other locations at Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs, young guests (ages 3-12) can transform into princesses and knights.

Enchanted Rose at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa — now open — A "Beauty and the Beast"-inspired bar and lounge has replaced the former Mizner's Lounge and Commander Porter's shop at the Grand Floridian. Filled with elegant decor, it features a chandelier inspired by Belle's ball gown, a formal library, a garden room and an outdoor patio.

Disney Riviera Resort — Dec. 16, 2019 — Disney Vacation Club's 15th property will offer about 300 family-friendly vacation homes, including deluxe studios, one- and two-bedroom villas and grand villas that sleep up to 12 guests. It's already accepting reservations and will offer transportation by Disney Skyliner. Disney Riviera Resort will have a rooftop signature table-service restaurant called Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera and views of nighttime shows at Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Topolino is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. The restaurant will include an expo kitchen and wood-burning grill, and will serve authentic French and Italian dishes. It will also offer character dining.

Disney World Transportation

Walt Disney World Skyliner — now open — As one of the major Disney World construction projects, this new gondola system connects Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Pop Century Resort, Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort and future Disney's Riviera Resort to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot.

Disney Springs

NBA Experience at Walt Disney World — now open — Located in the space formerly occupied by DisneyQuest, this NBA fan's dream includes interactive games and immersive experiences that allow you to shoot hoops and dunk balls. It also features a retail store and an adjacent restaurant.

City Works Eatery & Pour House  — 2019 — The seventh of its kind in the country, City Works will offer 80 beers on tap and a menu of American food sure to delight every member of your frog fam.

Ron Jon Surf Shop  — late 2019 — This 10,000-square-foot shop will be located inside Town Center.

What's Coming to Universal Orlando in 2019

Universal's Islands of Adventure

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure — now open — Ready to take a ride with Hagrid? Hop on his motorbike for a wild roller coaster ride that has guests soaring along with some of the Wizarding World's most magical creatures. Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure sits where Dragon Challenge was located inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Hogsmeade. This "highly themed coaster experience" more fully immerses guests in the Wizarding World — including the Forbidden Forest! — where they can encounter favorite characters and other creatures while reaching speeds of up to 50 mph! Your experience is different depending on whether you're on the enchanted motorbike or in the sidecar.

Currently, the ride's operation hours may vary due to maintenance and technical support. For several weeks, it had been opening midday, but Universal Orlando is now aiming to open the ride in the morning and throughout the day. However, it will be closing before the park closes.

Universal Studios Florida

TODAY Cafe — now openStep inside a recreated Studio 1A, where the TODAY Show broadcasts live, for some quick eats! This themed cafe is serving up fresh pastries, sandwiches, salads and coffee.

Universal CityWalk

Bigfire, Universal Orlando CityWalk

Bigfire — now open This new rustic-themed restaurant serves up bison burgers, coffee-and-cocoa-rubbed steak and smoked salads, inspired by an open-fire cooking style. The decor includes a suspended canoe and twinkling lights and lanterns to top off the outdoorsy ambience. 

Universal Orlando Hotels

Endless Summer Resort — now open — Endless Summer Resort encompasses Universal's first ever on-property value hotels. The Endless Summer Resort — Surfside Inn and Suites and Dockside Inn and Suites — offers guests the same perks as Universal's existing hotels, complete with a beach and surf theme. Surfside Inn and Suites is now open, with prices as low as $114 per night, with Dockside Inn and Suites expected to open in March 2020. Best of all, more than half of the rooms at both hotels are family suites!

What's Coming to Disney World and Universal Orlando in 2020 and Beyond

Magic Kingdom

Tron Lightcycle Attraction - What's Coming to Disney World and Universal in 2019 and Beyond

TRON Lightcycle Run — 2021 — Imported from Shanghai Disneyland, Tron Lightcycle Run will be a coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. The ride pushes you into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON’s high-tech universe.

Hollywood Studios

What's Coming to Disney World and Universal - Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway — spring 2020 — Starring everyone's favorite pair, this new attraction will put guests inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short, where they're the star and anything can happen. This new ride will feature  "2 1/2 D," a new, no-glasses-required experience. Listen up: The train will use sound from the original whistle featured in the 1928 short, “Steamboat Willie.” This new experience will replace The Great Movie Ride.

Roundup Rodeo BBQ — date TBD — Using three cardboard boxes cut and taped together, Andy is building a rodeo play arena with some of his favorite toys — that’s the concept behind Toy Story Land’s future table-service restaurant.

Epcot

Guardians of the Galaxy - What's Coming to Disney World and Universal in 2019 and Beyond

HarmonioUS — 2020 — After Epcot Forever's one-year run, the new main lagoon show is listed as “a worldwide celebration of Disney music” with highlights from the show featuring "Moana," "Brave," "Pocahontas," "Hercules" and many others. It's promised to be "the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park." The all-new show will feature massive, floating set pieces, LED panels, moving fountains, lights, lasers, pyrotechnics and more.

What's Coming to Disney World and Universal - Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind — 2021 — Planned to be one of the world's longest enclosed roller coasters, the ride will feature a unique story currently being created by Walt Disney Imagineering and will include a new innovative ride system that’s guaranteed to “wow” guests. The experience begins in the "Galaxarium," a planetarium-like exhibition that highlights the formation of Earth's galaxy and Xandar. But then the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive, and you're whisked away on an adventure across the cosmos. The D23 Expo revealed that it will be a storytelling coaster that rotates 360 degrees so you can focus on the action, and will include the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster.

"Awesome Planet" film — January 2020 — This new film coming to The Land pavilion will showcase the beauty of Earth and promises to deliver a resonating environmental message.

"Wondrous China" film — date TBD — This World Showcase pavilion will receive a new film that is presented in a seamless 360-degree format.

"Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360" film — January 2020 — This World Showcase show will be updated with a new story and scenes.

Ratatouille Inspired Ride - What's Coming to Disney World and Universal in 2019 and Beyond

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure — summer 2020 — The France pavilion will be receiving an imported favorite. Similar to the popular 4-D ride Ratatouille: The Adventure that opened at Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris, guests will shrink to Remy’s size and scurry to safety within Gusteau’s legendary Parisian restaurant.

What's Coming to Disney World and Universal - Mary Poppins Attraction

La Crêperie de Paris — summer 2020 — A brand-new crêperie will serve savory and sweet crepes, along with table-service and quick-service dining options, featuring a menu from celebrity chef Jerome Bocuse.

"Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along" in France — January 2020 — This will be shown in addition to the pavilion's current film, "Impressions de France."

Mary Poppins attraction  — date TBD — The United Kingdom pavilion will host the first attraction inspired by Mary Poppins. Stroll along Cherry Tree Lane, past Admiral Boom's house, and enter Number 17, the Banks family's home.

PLAY! pavilion — 2021 Opening in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary, this new pavilion in the former Wonders of Life location will showcase first-of-its-kind experiences devoted to play and fun, including an interactive city where guests will be able to interact with characters. Help Edna Mode on a fashionable quest to rid the world of uninspired style, or compete in a water-balloon fight with Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby.

What's Coming to Disney World - Epcot Reimagined Entrance

Reimagined main entrance — date TBD — Epcot's main plaza will include new pathways, green spaces and a reimagined fountain. The Leave A Legacy photos will move just outside the park's gateaway. There will be additional redevelopment to the area between Spaceship Earth and World Showcase Promenade.

Special events pavilion — date TBD — A new pavilion will provide a home base for the park's annual festivals and live events. The three-level structure will provide stunning views of the park from a plaza level, a middle expo level and a sky level.

Dreamers Point — date TBD — Near the exit of Spaceship Earth, a new statue that celebrates the legacy of Walt Disney will be placed alongside natural environments. It will include a wishing tree and a story fountain that plays iconic music from Disney storytelling.

What's Coming to Disney World and Universal - Journey of Water

Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” — date TBD — This brand-new walkthrough attraction will "let guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting," and you'll get to learn about the importance of the natural water cycle.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge 2022 — Disney's 16th Disney Vacation Club property is in the works at the former site of River Country water park. Slated to open in 2022, the nature-themed, deluxe hotel will be located between Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.Star Wars Immersive Resort - What's Coming to Disney World and Universal in 2019

Star Wars Hotel - What's Coming to Disney World and Universal in 2019 and Beyond

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser — date TBD — Debuting as part of the new Disney 360 vacation concept, this hotel is being billed as a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling. Guests will check in for a two-night adventure aboard a starship, the Halcyon. You’ll become a citizen of the galaxy and experience all that entails, including dressing up in the proper attire. Once you leave Earth, you will discover a starship alive with characters, stories and adventures that unfold all around you. It is 100% immersive, and the story will touch every single minute of your day. It will culminate in a unique journey for every person who visits. This new resort will be located near Hollywood Studios, so there will be easy access to Galaxy's Edge!

Disney Springs

New Cirque de Soleil show — April 17, 2020 — With the closure of the most recent show at Disney Springs on New Year's Eve 2017, Disney has announced Cirque du Soleil will develop a new original show that will pay homage to Disney's history of animation. It will feature Disney characters!

Beatrix — date TBD — We're excited that this new restaurant coming to Disney Springs West Side will feature healthy food options, including vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan menu items. Beatrix is your neighborhood restaurant, coffeehouse and grab-and-go market all rolled in one. It will also feature a bakery and full-service bar with beer, wine and fresh-squeezed juice cocktails.

Universal's Epic Universe

Universal's Epic Universe concept art

Universal's Epic Universe — date TBD — Universal Orlando Resort announced that it's building a brand-new theme park called Universal's Epic Universe. Little is known about the timeline or the themed lands, but Universal says it will be its most immersive and innovative theme park yet. In addition to the lands, it will feature an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants and more. Located about 12 minutes away from its existing properties, Universal's Epic Universe will nearly double Universal's total available acreage! Check out the latest developments in our Universal's Epic Universe guide.

Shigeru Miyamoto with Nintendo - What's Coming to Disney World and Universal in 2019 and Beyond

Super Nintendo World — date TBD — Universal has partnered with Nintendo to bring to life experiences based on Nintendo's games, characters and worlds. The first new addition — Super Nintendo World — will open at Universal Studios Japan in 2020. Orlando and Hollywood versions are set to follow. We wouldn't be surprised if this ends up at Universal's Epic Universe!

What's Coming to Other Florida Theme Parks in 2019 and Beyond

LEGOLAND Florida Resort

THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD — now open — Everything is awesome, indeed! The Quest for Chi has been transformed into a new LEGO MOVIE boat ride in addition to two new rides, character meet-and-greets and a fun playscape. Lily and I *demand* to meet Princess Unikitty ASAP.

SeaWorld Orlando

Sesame Street Land — now open — Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? It's at SeaWorld Orlando! The new land, which has recreated the beloved Sesame Street neighborhood, opened in March 2019. You can explore Big Bird's nest and Hooper's Store ... and even knock on Oscar's trash can! Check out our full Sesame Street Land guide to see what you can expect.

Ice Breaker — spring 2020 — SeaWorld's first multi-directional launched roller coaster is coming! It'll feature four launches — both forwards and backwards — that will ultimately launch you into the steepest vertical drop in Florida at 100 degrees. Expect lots of twists, turns and airtime!

Busch Gardens Tampa

Tigris — now open — Busch Gardens Tampa debuted Florida's tallest launch coaster in April 2019. You're launched forwards and backwards, with heights up to 150-feet, speeding at 62 mph!

Iron Gwazi — spring 2020 — Gwazi is getting a makeover! The former wooden coaster that closed in 2015 is being converted into a hybrid steel-wooden coaster, manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction. It will feature all-new thrills and restored elements from Gwazi. Standing at 210-feet-tall, it will become North America's tallest and the world's fastest and steepest hybrid coaster. Iron Gwazi will also have three inversions, including a 180-degree stall that will keep riders upside down for a few seconds while moving forward.

I hope you've enjoyed this look at what's coming to Disney World and Universal in 2019 and beyond. Make sure to come back to see what's been added as you get closer to your visit. Hop on over to our When to Visit Orlando page for more planning tips, part of our Orlando Planning Timeline!

Related: Best Time To Visit Disney World

Stay cool!

Keep hopping, Tad!
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Jun 20, 2018 at 4:28 p.m. Apryl Garcia Says...

This looks so cool! Great info!!

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Jun 20, 2018 at 4:25 p.m. Candace B Says...

A vacation to Universal with my boys - 16 and 21- is just what our family needs!!!!

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Jun 20, 2018 at 4:14 p.m. Suvan Says...

This makes me so excited to come back! Florida was a yearly tradition during my childhood and now that I'm building my own life I'm trying to revive it

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Jun 19, 2018 at 4:38 p.m. Wendy Says...

Great info! Thanks for putting this together.

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May 16, 2018 at 6:18 a.m. Jason R Says...

good info. in the process of planning a trip to Disney World

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May 15, 2018 at 10:01 p.m. Susan Says...

Love your site! I’ve used it for years and it has not only been EXTREMELY helpful I now count on it for all of the details and staying on top of everything current! Thank you for a job well done.

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May 15, 2018 at 3:26 p.m. Cindy Says...

Cool.

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Apr 4, 2018 at 6:18 p.m. Printes newby Says...

I wonder about both Star War theme parks in California and Florida are same things or different when both will open in 2019 ? I just cur

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Apr 6, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

The Star Wars Lands in California and Florida will offer some of the same experiences, but we're sure each will be unique in its own way!

Keep hopping!

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Mar 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Debbie Says...

Greetings! Can you recommend any specialized tour that Disney offers at any park? It would be adults & everyone can participate in physical activity. Just looking for something outside of Disney norm. Universal an option too. Thanks!

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Mar 5, 2018 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie!

We have heard amazing things about the Wild Africa Trek at Animal Kingdom! This behind-the-scenes experience offers a unique perspective of the wildlife at Animal Kingdom, and food is included too! It's so much fun.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 19, 2018 at 8:43 a.m. Lisa Pluthero Says...

Hi just a small bit of info we are traveling to Florida in 10 weeks for my 50th birthday and my farther 76th we both have had difibulator fitted are there any rides we can not go on love from the UK

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Feb 20, 2018 at 11:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Definitely check with your doctor first on what types of rides and attractions are safe for you! Hope you have an awesome trip!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 31, 2018 at 10:19 p.m. Karen Merkel Says...

Looking forward to the new Star Wars exhibit and the hotel to go with it. Although I'm a Trekker, I am still looking forward to going back to Disney for the new attraction in 2019.

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Feb 16, 2018 at 6:26 p.m. Victoria Says...

I'm also a Star Trek fan (The Next Generation is my favorite), but Star Wars is cool, too!

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Jan 24, 2018 at 5:12 a.m. Beth Ann Says...

So ready for this!!! I’m currently battling a brain tumor and I’m planning a wellness celebration for spring 2019! This is going to be a great way to celebrate!

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Jan 23, 2018 at 11:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth Ann,

Oh my goodness! We are so excited to hear you have such an incredible celebration on the way. You've truly made our day! Please let us know if you have any questions or need help planning your trip. We're sure you'll have a magical time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 22, 2018 at 8:35 p.m. Noah Says...

I love and cant wait to experience all this new stuff! What is your favorite upcoming event?

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Jan 22, 2018 at 4:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Noah,

Our favorite event happening right now is Epcot's International Festival of the Arts! Be sure to check it out if you haven't already :)

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 22, 2018 at 8:33 p.m. ally Says...

I only like the Disney stuff but yah I like it

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Jan 19, 2018 at 8:15 p.m. Mary Says...

I have hydrocephalus and have a brain shunt. Which rides would I be unable to ride?

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Jan 31, 2018 at 9:19 p.m. Steve Says...

Hi Mary,

I had hydrocephalus as a child and have two shunts plumbed in. I think it is very wise to check with your Doctor, but I am happy to report that no roller coaster has proven a problem for me. Hitting Dragon Challenge, the Hulk, Manta, Everest, all the mountains and the motion simulators was absolutely fine (apart from the abject fear). I do suffer with photo-sensitivity and so checking out which rides had strobe effects was valuable, although not a deal breaker.

Last year was the fourth time I have been to the parks and the only problem I had was if I was bumped about and knocked my shunt. A little queasy, but otherwise ok. We all had an amazing time. I hope you have a fantastic trip whatever rides you feel are appropriate for you and nice to connect with someone else who shares my affinity for plastic tubing!

Kind regards,

Steve

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Jan 23, 2018 at 10:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mary,

A majority of Universal's attractions are major thrill rides. We would recommend heading to Disney, where many of the attractions are much more calm. There are plenty to choose from! Of course, talk with your doctor about what intensity level you can handle, and go from there. Let us know if you have any other questions!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 16, 2018 at 10:42 p.m. Logan’s kid geography and more Says...

What is the name of the restaurant in the nba experience ????????????????

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Jan 17, 2018 at 12:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

The name of the restaurant has not yet been announced. We'll keep you posted :)

Keep hopping!

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Jan 15, 2018 at 11:28 p.m. Ray Says...

Any new shop will open in Diagon alley this year?

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Jan 16, 2018 at 3:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ray,

We haven't heard anything about new shops opening in Diagon Alley this year. Stay tuned!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 15, 2018 at 9:57 p.m. Priscilla Says...

Regarding Universal Studios Hollywood. Why is Jurassic Park closed? I wished I had known that before purchasing tickets. My hop and ribbit are a little off finding that out????

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Jan 16, 2018 at 2:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Priscilla,

We also love Jurassic Park River - The Ride! It's a bummer it's closed for routine refurbishments. Hopefully, it'll reopen soon!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 10, 2018 at 8:23 p.m. Kristy Says...

I am deaf does all the park have device for deaf??

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Jan 10, 2018 at 4:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristy,

Yes, Walt Disney World does provide services for guests with hearing disabilities. You can learn more about your options here.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 2, 2018 at 1:22 a.m. IDA MARGAIN Says...

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO GO RIGHT AFTER SEPTEMBER WHEN SCHOOL IS BACK IN AND HOW DO I FIND OUT WHICH RIDES ARE DOWN FOR REPAIR

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Jan 2, 2018 at 4:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ida,

September is a fairly calm month after Labor Day weekend. Check out the predicted crowd levels on our Crowd Calendar. To keep an eye on ride closures, hop over to our Disney World Refurbishments post!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 1, 2018 at 11:21 p.m. Kylie Thomas Says...

When exactly is Summer 2018 in terms of Toy Story Land?

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Jan 2, 2018 at 4:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kylie,

We aren't sure of an exact date yet for the opening of Toy Story Land. As soon as we know, we'll be sure to post it!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Dec 30, 2017 at 3:43 p.m. Mark Says...

I will be taking my two boys 4 & 5 to Disney by myself. I will have a problem as most rides are for 2 people correct?

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Jan 2, 2018 at 11:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mark,

Many rides are for two, but there are also some that allow 3+ to ride together. There's also Rider Switch that can allow riders to switch so everyone can have a turn.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Dec 28, 2017 at 3:56 p.m. Elida A. Says...

When does the F&F-Supercharged actually open? (When is Spring 2018?) Lol. I'm dreaming of making the trip and don't want to miss that!

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Dec 29, 2017 at 9:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elida,

An official open date has not yet been given. Stay tuned!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Oct 24, 2017 at 7:14 a.m. Angie Nguyen Says...

I'm heading to Disneyworld January 3rd to January 9th... will the Christmas decorations still be up? What about A Frozen Holiday Wish performance?

Thanks!

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Oct 24, 2017 at 4:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie,

There may still be some Christmas decorations up at Disney World at that time. As of now, it does not look like A Frozen Holiday Wish will run past Dec. 30.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Dec 28, 2017 at 5:31 p.m. Cleveland Carolyn Says...

We Vacation here every New Years—our past experience is that the xmas decorations magically disappear between the evening of January 1 .

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Oct 13, 2017 at 4:56 p.m. Jenny Clement Says...

Hi

We are staying near 192 West in a villa and want to know the best place to drop off our adult children at the WDW parks. We will be going ourselves but not every day lol. Anyone know?

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Oct 14, 2017 at 9:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny,

All four parks have Guest drop-off/pick-up areas. Note that the one for Magic Kingdom is at the Transporation and Ticket Center.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2017 at 12:41 a.m. Helena Fransson Says...

Is the 25 of december a bad time to visit universal studios?

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Sep 6, 2017 at 5:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Helena,

Yes, December 25th is a very busy day. Check out our Crowd Calendar to see our crowd projections during December.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 22, 2017 at 1:40 a.m. Claire Says...

Wow, these all look so exciting! I'm hoping we get to experience some of them for our trip to Orlando in March of 2018!

I have become the trip planner for our group of 6 adults, and all of us have different priorities for our Disneyworld visit. Do you have any tips for how to make ADRs and FastPass selections when some people want to rope-drop every park and minimize wait times and other people want a spontaneous trip with lots of pooltime and without much planning? I don't want to over plan but I also want us to actually be able to spend some family time together!

Love the blog! Your park plans are a lifesaver!

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Aug 22, 2017 at 6:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claire,

First off, THANK YOU for the sweet comments about da blog!

For large groups that want to do their own thing, we recommend—planning! Really. Start by planning around the things that you want the whole group to do together-dining, attractions and such. Nail down those dates and schedules. From there, the other parties are free to start thinking about what they want to do. Fastpass+ really requires you to "plan" your day, as least what day you want to visit a specific park. From there, you can work in meetups and attractions or other activities.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jul 19, 2017 at 9:43 p.m. Says...

Will there be a CARS Land at Disney Worlds Hollywood studios like the one at WDLands Adventure Park??

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Jul 21, 2017 at 12:02 p.m. Kristen Says...

Yes Disney World really needs to OPEN UP a Carsland like California has!!!!!

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Jul 2, 2017 at 1 p.m. Betina Says...

Any idea at all about when they plan to open Toy Story land? Like is it within the next couple of years? Or in 5 or 10?

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Jul 2, 2017 at 8:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Betina,

Toy Story Land is due to open sometime in 2018.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jun 1, 2017 at 8:26 p.m. Karen Says...

If you stay at 2 hotels, you can used the meal plan up until midnight of check out day for the first hotel you stay at. My favorite hotel is the Wilderness Lodge. You can purchase a bowl of chili for a snack. They have a nice smoking area.

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May 1, 2017 at 9:10 a.m. Heather Berechree Says...

I am from Australia but I have been to WDW a number of times. My question is about the free Dining Plan and Dining Plans in general. We are not big eaters and have never thought them good value for money but we plan to be at WDW during a time that partly coincides with the free dining offer. My question is how long does the dining plan last. If for example we stayed 5 nights at one hotel with the free dining plan offer then moved to another hotel that was not offering the dining plan would we be able to use outstanding dining points (if there were any) once we moved to the second hotel or do they expire the day we move to the other hotel. I am somewhat confused my this. Thanks for your help

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May 6, 2017 at 10:55 p.m. kristin Says...

Hello. You will be able to use dining credits for only the days that you are staying at the qualifying Walt Disney World hotel. Depending on if you upgrade or not there are two different plans. We find as a family of four that it saves us a ton of money. Only certain hotels qualify and you do have to upgrade to the park hopper option on the tickets to be eligible. I hope that helps!

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May 1, 2017 at 1:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

We're not familiar with dining plans moving from hotel-to-hotel. Perhaps some of our other readers know. You can always call 407-WDW-DINE to get exact info from Disney.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Apr 7, 2017 at 1:07 a.m. Patrick Says...

We have stayed at the All Star Music resort three times ,it's not fancy but all you really need . A clean room,food on site,and great swimming pool s

Also offers free shuttle service to all Disney Parks. Price is very reasonable .

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Mar 13, 2017 at 6:25 p.m. camille Veltri Says...

where is the best place to stay in Disney, and what is the best price

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Jul 29, 2017 at 5:52 p.m. Austin Says...

The lowest price one is epcott, best time to go is winter

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Jun 13, 2017 at 12:58 a.m. Madison Says...

hi Camille!

It depends on how long you want to stay and how big your party is.

- Madison (:

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May 19, 2017 at 3:27 p.m. PJ Says...

A great place to stay is Orange Lake Resort. It's only 3 miles from the Magic Kingdom. I rent a 6th floor villa overlooking a golf course that sleeps 8 people for only $145.00 per night. The resort is massive and has its own water park, pools and lazy river. Restaurants and shopping on premises.

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Sep 13, 2017 at 8:54 p.m. Holly Says...

I completely agree with staying at Orange Lake Resort! It is a fantastic place, close to Disney and it allows you to get away for a day too. Great pools with a real resort feel. Full kitchens and washer and dryer make it great for families. We've stayed there several times.

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Mar 19, 2017 at 3:16 p.m. Nay Says...

Blue heron beach resort condo. It's 2 miles from Disney world parks. Restaurants are walking distance.Publix grocery store is close too. They provide bus rides to the parks. Great price, clean and nice facilities.

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Mar 27, 2017 at 1:54 a.m. Slynn Says...

We stayed at the Blue Heron also a few years ago. It was perfect for us. We had one teenage boy with us. The shuttles were nice. Property was nice too!

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Aug 22, 2017 at 4:06 p.m. lorena Says...

The Blue Heron , in my opinion, has gone downhill. I have stayed there several time in the past - and it just kept getting worse. Not very clean - and needs a lot of work.......

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Mar 13, 2017 at 2:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Camille,

That depends on how much you want to spend, and how close you want to be to a particular theme park. Consider one of Disney's Moderate hotels, like Disney's Caribbean Beach resort. It's close to Epcot!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Feb 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Ridah kaiko Says...

Wow! That's so amazing...I will definitely plan for this...Thank you.

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