Last week I have the amazing opportunity to visit Disney World and chat with them about some of the amazing things coming for the Awaken Summer event and for residents of the Sunshine State! There will be so much to do this summer at all of the parks as well as Disney Springs it is hard to know where to start.
NEW FROZEN EXPERIENCE MOVING TO NORWAY IN EPCOT
If you have been going to Epcot for the last couple of years then you will remember the Maelstrom? It closed back in 2014 to make way for the new Frozen area.
I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek where Elsa and Anna will be moving to once they leave their home at the Magic Kingdom and make there way to Norway in Epcot to their new meet and greet at the Royal Summerhus.
Two new Frozen experiences, Frozen Ever After and the Royal Summerhus, will officially open their doors June 21, 2016.
In sitting down and speaking with Kate Pappas (production manager for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative), apart from the re-imagined Frozen ride and other Frozen attractions in Epcot is the just the tip of the iceberg. Frozen characters are able to be seen across multiple parks.
Visit Olaf living out his ‘summer’ dreams and ready to give warm hugs at Hollywood Studios.
NEW STAR WARS EXPERIENCES AT
This was a topic where I could barely contain my excitement! I was decked out in my Star Wars t-shirt and leggings so this girl was ready to get the low down on the new experiences.
Not to mention I got to spend some time with my favorite Star Wars characters.
Starting June 17 the all new “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show will debut.
In speaking with Ramit Kapoor, Manger of Marketing Strategy Disney Destinations, the newly re-imagined show will offer visitors the chance to see a larger then life combination of fireworks, even more pyrotechnics, special effects and projections that will turn the Chinese Theater and other buildings into a field of battle droids, the twin suns of Tatooine, and other amazing Star Wars destinations.
Throughout the show you will be able to listen is the music that we have come to know and love throughout the entire Star Wars franchise.
I also had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at some new merchandise including some exclusive Rouge One t-shirts ONLY available at Disney World.
Also, be sure to check out the all new Launch Bay, character meet and greets and new stage show. Check out my sneak peek!
florida resident perks
I am actually really happy to be living in Florida and not just because of the sun (the endless sun) and the sandy beaches but I live an hour away from all the top theme parks including Disney World!
The discounts that you can get as a Florida resident are pretty awesome and will help save you and your family while traveling to the parks this summer and anytime throughout the year. You can check out their most recent prices on their website DisneyWorld.com
Benefits and Tips (per Disney Website)
I was really excited to meet all of the amazing people that make Disney World what it is for the countless families that enter in through its gates to discover the dream Walt Dsiney had for his parks for us to enjoy.
Let us know here or on Roadside Travels social media accounts what you look forward to seeing this summer at Disney!