We are one month into 2017 and Walt Disney World has been busy announcing opening dates for new shows and attractions across its property. For those of you thinking about a summer 2017 vacation at Walt Disney World, I suggest you Email Me now so we can get planning. There are some great deals still available but most need to be booked by March 30, 2017! The longer you wait, the fewer resort choices you will have.
Rivers of Light-Disney’s Animal Kingdom
We have waited an extra year for the public debut of Rivers of Light. Recently attendees of Disney’s Social Media Moms Conference were able to watch a preview of this long-awaited nighttime spectacular. Rivers of Light, an all-new nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will begin delighting Walt Disney World Resort guests February 17, 2017. Rich in symbolism and storytelling, the elaborate theatrical production takes guests on a breathtaking emotional journey – a visual mix of water, fire, nature and light all choreographed to an original musical score.
The new 15-minute show is the latest addition to the lineup of nighttime experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Celebrating the majesty of nature and the connection between animals and humans in the world, the performance combines live performers, beautiful floating lanterns, glistening fountains, special effects and authentic animal imagery projected on giant water screens.
Happily Ever After Fireworks and Projection Spectacular-Disney’s Magic Kingdom
“Now it’s time to say goodbye…” to Wishes. 🙁 I love Wishes, but it is time for something new. We have had 13 years of amazing Wishes fireworks and that amazing soundtrack but all good things must come to an end.
It’s no secret that every ‘once upon a time’ story ends with ‘happily ever after.’ Beginning May 12, 2017, Walt Disney World Resort guests will discover just how magical and emotional that fairy tale ending can be with the newest, most breathtaking fireworks show in the history of Magic Kingdom Park – “Happily Ever After.”
In addition to fireworks, the stunning new nighttime extravaganza will feature more lasers, lights and projections than any Disney show before it. “Happily Ever After” is also an entirely new kind of Disney storytelling, one that will take guests on an inspiring journey filled with heart, humor and emotion. Guests become part of the journey themselves as they follow favorite Disney characters on an adventure to seek out their destiny, face adversity and ultimately fulfill their dreams on the road to their happily ever after.
The 18-minute spectacle will feature scenes from classic Disney films such as “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin” to modern blockbusters “Moana” and “Zootopia.” Cinderella Castle will become part of the story itself, with dazzling projections bringing heartfelt Disney stories to life on and around the iconic 18-story-tall castle. Quasimodo from “Hunchback of Notre Dame” swings from the turrets. Woody and his pals from Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story” recreate the castle entirely out of toys. And Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty” envelops the castle in her signature green flames.
Pandora-The World of Avatar-Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The magical new land of Pandora, which will open May 27, 2017, will transport guests to a mystical world of bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring Banshees. Two main adventures will beckon Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests:
Riding a magnificent Mountain Banshee, guests will soar across Pandora on Avatar Flight of Passage. This high-tech adventure will offer a thrilling flight through the jungles and floating mountains, and over the majestic oceans of this colorful world. On the family-friendly Na’vi River Journey guests will sail down a sacred river hidden within a glowing rainforest. The expedition will end in an unforgettable encounter with a Na’vi Shaman, a figure who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora.
Guests will also be able to dine at Satu’li Canteen, grab a drink at Pongu Pongu or shop for Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits, and more at Windtraders.
Plan your 2017 Walt Disney World Vacation Now
WOW! It is going to be an amazing 2017 at Walt Disney World! I am here and ready to help you find the best, most magical travel package for your family. Just Email Me and we will start planning.
Current Offers-Limited Availability
- Summer Meal Offer-Free Quick Service Dining Plan with a 5 night stay. Book by 2/12/17. Travel between 5/30-8/28/17.
- Fun & Sun-Up to 25% off room with 4 day ticket. Book by 2/26/17. Travel between 2/20-6/10/17. OR Book by 3/30/17 and travel 4/9-6/10/17.
- Kindermoon-3 nights All-Star Resort, 2 day base ticket, 2 bonus Fastpasses. Book by 2/26/17. Travel between 2/20-6/10/17. OR Book by 3/30/17 and travel 4/9-6/10/17.
- Family Fun & Sun-4 night All-Star Resort, 5 day ticket. Book by 2/26/17. Travel between 2/20-6/10/17. OR Book by 3/30/17 and travel 4/9-6/10/17.
- Destinations to Travel FREE Disney Day-4 Night stay, 4 Day ticket get 5th day ticket FREE. Book by 4/1/17 travel between 6/1-8/31/17. Add Disney Dining plan and get free gifts for kids ages 2-9! (Not Valid for Florida Residents)