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I am a working mother of four adult children, 2 granddogs, and one grandcat. I have been a Disney fanatic since 1959, when my parents took my sister and I on a journey across the country to Disneyland. Needless to say, we were thrilled, and this became our vacation destination for the next 10 years. Later, when Walt Disney World was opened, we travelled to Florida and discovered a whole new Disney experience, and WDW became our new vacation destination. Now, our extended family members are all Disney Fanatics and always ready to talk about anything Disney.

10 Major Changes Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Parks

Valley Of Mo'ara

1. Pandora – The World of Avatar The biggest change so far this year for Walt Disney World is the opening of Pandora-The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27, 2017.  It took six years to create this 12-acre addition to Animal Kingdom, and it is definitely worth the wait.  The story of Pandora is based on ...

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10 Major Changes Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Parks

Gondola

7. Gondolas A gondola system is coming to Walt Disney World Resort.  There will be six stations with three lines connecting Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Caribbean Beach Resort, and the lake area between Pop Century and Art of Animation Resorts.  Each enclosed gondola cab will hold 10 guests.  The reasons behind this gondola system are to alleviate some of the ...

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10 Major Changes Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Parks

Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney, the creative genius of all things Disney once said, “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future”, and “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths…”  His words regarding Disneyland (“Disneyland will never be completed.  ...

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10 Major Changes Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Parks

10. Security Updates Unfortunately, Walt Disney World is not immune to outside forces that may try to infiltrate the fun and magic that define the name of its creator, Walt Disney.  For that reason, Disney theme parks have added metal detectors to their entrances for enhanced security.  The latest big change to Walt Disney World security is that bag check ...

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10 Major Changes Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Parks

Disney Quest

9. Disney Quest (Disney Springs) Disney Quest at Disney Springs is a huge indoor, interactive, theme park.  Disney Quest opened on June 19, 1998, as part of a major expansion of the Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) entertainment complex.  The building is 5 stories, 100,00 square feet, and is filled with virtual reality games, fantasy adventure games, and classic arcade ...

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10 Major Changes Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Parks

Club 33

8. Club 33 For those who are not aware of what Club 33 is, I will give a short synopsis.  Club 33 originated in Disneyland as a private club (located in New Orleans Square)and was opened on June 15, 1967.  It was intended for exclusive use by Disneyland’s corporate sponsors and other industry VIP’s.  Individual memberships were also offered.  Membership ...

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10 Major Changes Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Parks

Disney’s Animal Kingdom “Rivers Of Light”

6. “Rivers of Light Nightime Spectacular* – Animal Kingdom– Debuted on February 10, 2017 “Rivers of Light” is a nightime extravaganza combining live performances,  floating colorful sets, dazzling projections, fabulous fountains, rhythmic music, and a lot of color and lights.  I like to describe it as Animal Kingdom’s version of the “Main Street Electrical Parade” on water.  This extraordinary nightime event ...

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10 Major Changes Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Parks

Typhoon Lagoon Surf Lesson

5. Typhoon Lagoon After months of refurbishment, Typhoon Lagoon is open once again, with a brand new family raft ride, aptly named “Miss Fortune Falls”.  This exciting new 2-minute ride experience featuring rushing rapids, enclosed slide flumes, and treasures around every twist is also the longest raft attraction in all of Walt Disney World.  Disney imagineers have also added an ...

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10 Major Changes Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Parks

Happily Ever After

4. New Nighttime Spectacular—Magic Kingdom For the past fourteen years, millions of Disney World guests have been gloriously entertained every night by the nighttime extravagant fireworks show called, “Wishes”.  This amazing production drew thousands of guests to the Cinderella Castle hub every night to view this nighttime spectacular.  Narrated by Jiminy Cricket, it was a magical journey through several Disney ...

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10 Major Changes Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Parks

Star Wars

3. Star Wars Land — Hollywood Studios Disney has announced that Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios will hopefully be opening at Walt Disney World in 2019.  Plans are for a still-unnamed Millennium Falcon simulator that will allow guests to fly the Millennium Falcon themselves, turning, banking, and even firing weapons.  A second ride will be more of a classic ...

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