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

by Tad on July 27, 2020 839 Orlando   Video

A note from Mommy Frog: Florida theme parks are currently in initial reopening phases after temporary closures due to COVID-19. For more details about park reopenings, read our blog post, which we will continue to update with the latest news.

'Sup! Welcome to Tad's toadally awesome list of what's coming to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and the other parks in 2020 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 of the attractions and experiences heading to the Orlando theme parks, and I've been doing it for a few years. So far, 2020 has been an unusual year for theme parks, with temporary closures due to the coronavirus. Some openings and projects have been since delayed or postponed, but there are still a lot of exciting things to look forward to once the parks are fully up and running!

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 2019 and previous years.)

Confirmed Disney World 2020 Openings: Disney's Hollywood Studios | Magic Kingdom | EPCOT | Disney's Animal Kingdom | Disney Springs | Hotels, Transportation & More

Confirmed Universal 2020 Openings: Universal's Islands of Adventure | Universal Studios Florida | Universal Hotels & More

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

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

Disney's Hollywood Studios

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

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway — now open — All aboard! As the first ride to star everyone's favorite pair and their friends, this new attraction puts guests inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short, where only mouse rules apply. The short starts with Mickey and Minnie singing a catchy tune on their way to a perfect picnic, and Goofy following along in his train beside them ... before things go wrong. We won't spoil any major details, but Mommy Frog loves the fact that Daisy drinks "Pond Water."

The ride features "2 1/2 D," a new, no-glasses-required experience, and trackless ride vehicles. It's toadally family-friendly and doesn't have any height restrictions. Just be sure to hold on to the lap bar as you whirl through the various cartoon worlds. (Mommy Frog did not get any motion sickness!) Also, listen for the sound from the original whistle featured in the 1928 short, “Steamboat Willie,” and keep an eye out for lots of hidden Mickeys. 

Mickey Shorts Theater — now open — It's time for some "Vacation Fun!" Watch an original short in the same wacky style of the Disney Channel cartoon series that follows Mickey, Minnie and Pluto getting ready for a vacation. As Mickey prepares, he reminisces on past trips to Potatoland, China (from the short, "Panda-monium") and more.

Roundup Rodeo BBQ — 2020 — Using three cardboard boxes cut and taped together, Andy is building a rodeo play arena with some of his favorite toys ... at least that's what the concept is behind Toy Story Land’s future table-service restaurant!

Magic Kingdom Park

Cinderella Castle Makeover — now complete — Cinderella Castle has received a royal makeover, in honor of the 70th anniversary of "Cinderella" and just in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021. The castle now dons a new pink color with darker blue turrets and gold accents. It's so pretty as it glistens in the sunlight!

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.


What's Coming to Disney - Regal Eagle Smokehouse

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts and Barbecue — now open — A new fast-casual restaurant is serving up good ol' American barbecue! It took the place of Liberty Inn at The American Adventure pavilion. The restaurant features the Muppets' Sam Eagle as the face of the restaurant, who takes barbecue very seriously.

"Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along" in France — now showing — This sing-along film plays on a loop during the day in addition to the pavilion's current film, "Impressions de France," which shows at night. It features narration from Angela Lansbury, who played Mrs. Potts in the original film.

"Awesome Planet" film — now showing — This new film at The Land pavilion showcases the beauty of Earth and delivers a resonating environmental message. It also has some fun in-theater effects — cold air blasts or flashing lights when there's lightning.

"Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360" film — now showing — This World Showcase show has been updated with a new story, musical score and scenes. It features new narration by actors Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.

What's Coming - Mickey Mouse at Epcot

Mickey Mouse's new meet-and-greet location  — now closed due to social distancing measures — Before the COVID-19 closure, Mickey moved to a new location at the Imagination! pavilion, as part of the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival. He was greeting guests just inside the entrance while celebrating his starring roles in short films such as "Get a Horse," which is part of the festival.

Space 220 — 2020 — 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.

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

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure — 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.

La Crêperie de Paris — 2020 — As part of the expansion in the France pavilion, 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.

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.

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.

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

Mary Poppins attraction  — postponed — At the time, development for this attraction has been postponed indefinitely. 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.

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

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 — 2021 — 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 percent 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!

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.

Disney Springs

"Drawn to Life," A new Cirque de Soleil show — April 17, 2020 (postponed) — 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, "Drawn to Life," that will pay homage to Disney's history of animation. It tells the story of a girl named Julie, who discovers an unfinished animation piece by her late father. The show takes Julie on a journey through her Disney childhood memories, which allows her to imagine new possibilities for her future. “Drawn to Life” is the product of a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering. The show was scheduled to debut April 17, but the premiere has been postponed due to COVID-19.

M&M's Store — 2020 — A new M&M'S store will bring a colorful, immersive shopping experience to the West Side of Disney Springs. Sign me up for a sweet supply of chocolate candies!

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 Orlando Resort

What's Coming to Disney World and Universal - Jason Bourne Stuntacular

Bourne Stuntacular — now open — A new live-action stunt show based off the Jason Bourne film franchise has arrived with a bang to Universal Studios Florida where the former Terminator 2: 3-D attraction used to be. This high-energy, action-packed show features actors, high-tech props and an LED screen that blends stage and cinema together in a cutting-edge form of entertainment.

Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites — March 17, 2020 (postponed)  — The second half of Universal's Endless Summer Resort was slated to open its doors this spring, after its sister hotel, Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites, opened last summer. It is Universal Orlando's second value resort hotel. Dockside Inn's opening has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

Universal's Epic Universe concept art

Universal's Epic Universe — postponed — Universal Orlando Resort announced that it's building a brand-new theme park called Universal's Epic Universe. Little is known about 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. Due to COVID-19, further development has been postponed at this time.

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

Super Nintendo World postponed — 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. It has been confirmed that Super Nintendo World will be one of the themed lands at Universal's Epic Universe.

What's Coming to Other Florida Theme Parks in 2020 and Beyond

SeaWorld Orlando

Ice Breaker — spring 2020 (postponed to 2021) — 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

Iron Gwazi — spring 2020 (postponed to 2021) — 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 2020 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 5:24 p.m. Evelin Rodriguez Says...


Jun 20, 2018 at 5:16 p.m. Kristen Says...

The Tron ride looks amazing!

Jun 20, 2018 at 5:03 p.m. BROOKE Kulzer Says...

I am so looking forward to the GONDOLAs!!

Jun 20, 2018 at 4:53 p.m. Cary M Says...

Thinking about our first trip to Universal!

Jun 20, 2018 at 4:50 p.m. Josh Says...

These all look amazing

Jun 20, 2018 at 4:28 p.m. Apryl Garcia Says...

This looks so cool! Great info!!

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!!!!

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

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

Great info! Thanks for putting this together.

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

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

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.

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


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

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!


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!

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!


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

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!


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.

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!

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!

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

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?

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!


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

I only like the Disney stuff but yah I like it

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?

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,


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!


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 ????????????????

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!


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

Any new shop will open in Diagon alley this year?

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!


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????

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!


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

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

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!


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


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!


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

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

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!


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?

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!


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!

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!


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?


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!


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 .

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


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?

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

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

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

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!


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!

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!


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??

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

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

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?

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

Hi Betina,

Toy Story Land is due to open sometime in 2018.

Stay cool!


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.

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

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!

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!


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 .

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

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

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

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 (:

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.......

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!


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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