Rivers of Light

5 New Disney Parks and Resorts Announcements You Need to Know

By Nicole Nalty

In our opinion, it’s always a good time to visit a Disney park or sail on a Disney Cruise. But this week gave us five new reasons we can’t wait for our next Disney trip! Read on for exciting announcements from Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, and Disney Cruise Line.

Rivers of Light

Rivers of Light Debuts This Month
We’ve had so much fun exploring Disney’s Animal Kingdom at night—seeing the animals of Kilimanjaro Safaris in a whole new light, dancing the night away at Harambe Wildlife Parti and Discovery Island Carnivale, and marveling over the Tree of Life awakening. Now, a brand-new nighttime experience, Rivers of Light, will join this lively lineup when it premieres on Discovery River February 17. Blending together live performers, floating sets, fountains, and more, Rivers of Light honors the magic of animals and nature. You can reserve your viewing for the brand-new show (and even make dining reservations) by visiting MyDisneyExperience.com or the My Disney Experience app.

Pandora - The World of Avatar

Pandora – The World of Avatar Gets an Opening Date
Speaking of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora – The World of Avatar will debut on May 27—that’s just a few short months away! Click here for more details.

Happily Ever After fireworks

All-New Fireworks Spectacular Coming to Magic Kingdom
Get ready to celebrate the end of an amazing day at Magic Kingdom in a whole new way—an all-new fireworks spectacular, Happily Ever After, will making a sparkling debut on May 12. The show will feature some favorite Disney films (including Moana, Brave, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, The Princess and the Frog, and Aladdin) and iconic adventures Disney characters have taken to achieve their dreams and find their “happily ever afters.” The spectacular uses the latest fireworks and pyrotechnics, accompanied by original animation, state-of-the-art projection-mapping technology, and an original score.

In even more sweet news, the Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace will continue with the debut of Happily Ever After––the cherry on top of a perfect night!

Disney Dream

Beauty and the Beast Show Enchants on Disney Dream
From spectaculars above the skies at Magic Kingdom to spectaculars across the sea, a brand-new stage production, Beauty and the Beast, will delight audiences on the Disney Dream starting November 6. Click here for more details.

Star Wars-themed lands

Star Wars-Themed Lands to Open in 2019
The eagerly anticipated Star Wars-themed lands will open in 2019 at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Click here for more details.