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Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off an Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World Resort

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The fun is heating up with all-new entertainment and more set to debut this weekend, kicking off what will be a truly incredible summer at Walt Disney World Resort.

Here’s what’s on tap for each theme park:

Edna Mode

Incredible Tomorrowland Expo Begins at Magic Kingdom Park
Super heroes will take center stage in Tomorrowland May 25 with the premiere of the Incredible Tomorrowland Expo. In this celebration, Supers will welcome Edna Mode, the legendary supersuit designer, to the park for the first time. Mr. Incredible, Frozone, Mrs. Incredible and other characters from the Disney·Pixar film “The Incredibles” and the upcoming “Incredibles 2,” will join together for an interactive celebration that features incredible decor and high-energy music. Families can join in on the fun at the “Super Party Time” dance party, or by watching engaging performances by up-and-coming Supers.

Dino-Riffic dance party with Chip and Dale during Donald's Dino-Bash at Disney's Animal Kingdom park Launchpad McQuack greets guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom park

Donald’s Dino-Bash! Debuts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Donald’s Dino-Bash!, a prehistoric party in which Donald Duck and pals take over DinoLand, U.S.A., also begins May 25. To celebrate Donald’s new-found discovery that ducks are actually descendants of dinosaurs, guests can enjoy a flock of new character greetings with feathered friends like Donald, Daisy, Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, and others during a rip-roaring party. The daily celebration will culminate with a nightly Dino-Riffic dance party with Chip and Dale, along with a DJ spinning wild tunes.

While you’re there, don’t forget that Memorial Day Weekend is also the first anniversary of Pandora – The World of Avatar!

Memorial Day Summer Kickoff Fan Zone at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
The Memorial Day Summer Kickoff Fan Zone is a two-day, festival-style event that is free and open to the public. Here, guests can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options, listen to high-energy music by a DJ, check out event merchandise. There will also be a television viewing party Saturday afternoon for the UEFA Champions League title match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

And more summer fun will roll out in June.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Beginning June 9, The Guardians of the Galaxy will take the stage at Epcot – Star-Lord and Gamora from “Guardians of the Galaxy” will join an alien band, taking guests on a journey through the cosmos. The party will feature hits from Awesome Mixtapes 1 and 2 – fun and favorite tunes from the two movies’ soundtracks – building the anticipation for a new Epcot Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will kick up the summer fun a notch with the debut of Disney H2O Glow Nights. On select summer nights starting June 21, special lighting effects will transform the water park like never before as Buzz, Woody and Jessie throw a Beach Party inspired by their friend, “Partysaurus” Rex. Come join the fun, dance on the beach, play party games, and meet up with Buzz, Woody and Jessie, plus, all attractions are open for guest enjoyment. Disney H2O Glow Nights will take place only at Typhoon Lagoon on Thursdays and Saturdays from June 21-August 11, from 8-11 p.m. Disney H2O Glow Nights are a separate ticketed event and the party is not included in daytime admission. Tickets will go sale March 19 and cost $55 for adults and $50 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). For more information and to purchase tickets, call (407) 939-1872.

Toy Story Land

And last, but not least, Toy Story Land will open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on June 30. This new 11-acre land will shrink guests to the size of a toy and allow them to explore the fun and adventure of Andy’s backyard. There, guests can experience two new attractions: the family coaster Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers. Toy Story Land also will feature an existing guest-favorite attraction, Toy Story Mania!, which will expand to add a third track into the rotation. The land’s Woody’s Lunch Box will be a new quick-service restaurant that will offer up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats to Toy Story Land guests.

Be sure to stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for opening date information on Toy Story Land.

Comments

  • We have been to Disney World many, many, many times, and yet there is always something new and exciting. Best vacation spot ever! Always in Disney vacation planning mode!

  • Arriving July 17 and can’t wait !!

  • Awesome!!