Guests visiting Epcot this summer should expect to find at least one of the park's thrill rides closed for refurbishment (all of the other major attractions should be operating).
Mission: SPACE will be closed for refurbishment starting from June 5 and is expected to reopen to Guests at the end of July (dates subject to change). Rumors circulating around the web point to the possibility of being able to choose among several different "missions" when the ride reopens. Stay tuned for more information about this project.


Pandora – The World of Avatar is set to open on Saturday, May 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. To give Guests as much time in the land as possible, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. every day for a limited time beginning May 27, and will also offer more Extra Magic Hour opportunities. Twice per week, Extra Magic Hours will be offered in the morning to Guests staying at any of the on-site resorts to experience all that the park has to offer. But that's not all...


The Walt Disney World Resort recently started celebrating "Marketplace Monday" with a special, limited-time deal every Monday in March around Disney Springs. On March 27, Guests can show the @DisneySprings Twitter account offer on their mobile device to receive discounts at select locations throughout Disney Springs (more details can be found in this same article after the "jump"). In addition to that, some shopping and dining locations will offer discounts all week long. Continue reading to learn more.


Universal Orlando's culinary team, led by Corporate Executive Chef Steven Jayson, is excited to elevate the food and beverage experience at Universal's Volcano Bay, the amazing, new water theme park opening on May 25. From the minute Guests arrive in the morning until well into the night, they will have more than 60 delicious options to choose from, from snacks to entrees to desserts. You (and your taste buds) will enjoy a wide range of island-inspired dishes, all inspired by the flavors of the South Pacific.


Starting May 26, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will present “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters.” This limited-time concert event will showcase memorable music from Pixar Animation Studios films, complete with a live orchestra as well as appearances by beloved Disney•Pixar characters. “The Music of Pixar LIVE!” will be presented three times nightly at Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (following the regular daily performances of “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage”).


As the Walt Disney World Resort shared earlier this year, “Wishes” fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park will officially end its run on Thursday, May 11, 2017 to make way for the brand-new nighttime spectacular, “Happily Ever After.” The Disney Parks Blog will live stream "Wishes" this Thursday, March 23 at 8:55 p.m. The broadcast will kick off with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of “Wishes” and viewers will be treated to an update about the new Happily Ever After show before the live stream concludes.

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