11 Apr 2024

New Features at Walt Disney World Resort 2024

New Features at Walt Disney World Resort 2024

© Concept Art: Disney (eap) The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando (Florida) will once again be offering visitors to its four associated theme parks – EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios & Animal Kingdom – a number of novelties this year. Car enthusiasts should still take the opportunity to experience the existing “Test Track” racing attraction until June this year. It will then be closed for some time for a comprehensive redesign planned in collaboration with partner brand Chevrolet in order to offer an adapted, more modern experience in future. The Disney Imagineers have not yet announced any details about the redesign, but initial visualisations of the “new” Test Track show a redesigned entrance area and suggest that it will enter the age of electric vehicles...

In addition, this year EPCOT will debut “Luminous The Symphony of Us”, a new night-time show spectacle with fireworks, laser lights and music. The new “World Celebration” area at the front of the park will feature the new “CommuniCore Hall” and the “CommuniCore Plaza” for festivals, exhibitions and entertainment formats from mid-June. The revamped “Fantasmic!” show returns to Disney Studios Hollywood, transporting the audience into a dream of Mickey in which good battles evil. Illuminated water fountains form the backdrop for show sequences from Disney productions such as “Moana”, “Mulan”, “Aladdin” and “Pocahontas”. Guests can expect new content in the 3D flight simulator attraction “Star Tours” this year:  new characters and locations from the Star Wars universe will appear on the screen under the title “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue” (we reported in our EAP News of 6 March 2024).

This summer, the water ride “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” is set to open in the Magic Kingdom park, taking visitors on a musical adventure trip to New Orleans alongside Princess Tiana from “Kiss the Frog” and the jazz-loving alligator Louis (see EAP news from 5 June 2022). In the “Fairytale Garden” in Magic Kingdom, visitors will also encounter “Mirabel” from the successful Disney animated film “Encanto” this year. ■

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