The past few days have been incredibly exciting for Disney Park fans all around the world. From new details about Shanghai Disneyland to the announcement of new attractions coming to the theme parks in the United States, everyone will have something to look forward to in the upcoming years. Out of all the Disney Resorts around the world, however, the one that got the most attention was the Walt Disney World Resort. Here's a recap of what has been announced:


At Magic Kingdom Park

Jungle Skipper Canteen
A new table service restaurant called Jungle Skipper Canteen opens later this year in Adventureland with more skippers serving up extra helpings of humor, along with lunch and dinner inspired by the flavors of Africa, Asia and South America.


At Epcot

Soarin’ Around the World
A new film will debut in 2016 for Soarin’ Around the World, taking Guests on a journey to far-flung lands, where they will fly above some of the most unique natural landscapes and soar over man-made wonders.


Royal Summerhus meet-and-greet
A new, themed meet-and-greet location will soon open next to the exisiting Norway pavilion at Epcot. The building will look like a typical cabin found in Norway, containing many details that aim to catch the Guests' attention and make them want to visit the actual country of Norway. Inside the new building, Guests will be able to meet Anna and Elsa.



At Disney’s Hollywood Studios
A new, 14-acre Star Wars-themed land that will transport Guests to a never-before-seen planet with two signature attractions, including a customized secret mission on the Millennium Falcon and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts Guests in the middle of a climactic battle.


New destinations for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue will include a new adventure featuring locations and characters from the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars Launch Bay
Star Wars Launch Bay will take Guests into the upcoming film with special exhibits and peeks behind-the-scenes, including favorite Star Wars characters, special merchandise and food offerings.


New characters joining the Jedi Training Academy
Jedi Training Academy will be reimagined and include new characters from the popular Disney XD series "Star Wars Rebels."

New Season of the Force special event
Beginning in early 2016, this new seasonal event will give Guests the opportunity to close out weekend nights with a new fireworks spectacular set to the iconic score of the Star Wars movies.

A new, 11-acre Toy Story Land will include a family-friendly roller coaster and an alien saucers attraction, in addition to the previously announced third track for Toy Story Mania.


At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
“Rivers of Light,“ expected to open next spring, will combine music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery on the natural stage of Discovery River.


New animal species coming to Kilimajaro Safaris
Two new animal species, African wild dogs and hyenas, were announced for the upcoming nighttime version of Kilimanjaro Safaris, which is also expected to open next spring.

Official name of AVATAR Land revealed
The name for the new AVATAR-themed land was revealed: Pandora – The World of AVATAR.


Name of AVATAR Land's E-Ticket attraction confirmed
The name of the E-ticket attraction, which is the centerpiece of Pandora and will allow Guests to soar on a winged creature known as a Banshee over a vast alien world was announced: AVATAR Flight of Passage.

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