Walt Disney World Resort has teased attractions and experiences for fall 2019, including new nighttime shows and the longest foodie festival in Disney history.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be brand new at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, while Magic Kingdom Park will unveil a new fireworks show as part of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will run for a record number of days, and the park will wave a fond farewell to ‘IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth’ before welcoming ‘Epcot Forever’.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
A new Halloween-themed fireworks show debuts this year during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, featuring state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting and dazzling fireworks.
The show will take guests on a trick-or-treating adventure, where four friends – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy – find themselves in a mysterious haunted house.
Returning to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year are ‘Mickey’s Boo to You Parade’, the ‘Hocus Pocus Villains Spelltacular’ castle stage show, trick-or-treating throughout the park, as well as special attraction experiences for Mad Tea Party, Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The Epcot celebration of cuisine, music and more takes place between August 29 and November 23 – a record 87 days. During the festival, Epcot will feature marketplaces, culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, specialty merchandise and much more.
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak will send guests on an adventure searching for Remy in a savoury scavenger hunt around the festival.
Eat to the Beat concerts will run three shows every night of the festival through November 19.
‘IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth’ and ‘Epcot Forever’
For nearly 20 years, the nighttime spectacular ‘IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth’ has brought each day at Epcot to a close.
The show’s final night will be September 30, making way for the new, limited-time spectacular, ‘Epcot Forever’, debuting October 1, with fireworks, lasers and choreographed special-effect kites.
Space-themed restaurant at Epcot
Also coming to Epcot is a new, table-service, space-themed restaurant, opening later this year, next to Mission: SPACE.
Home to dining experiences that are ‘out of this world’, the new menu boasts internationally-inspired cuisine, and more than 1,000 bottles of fine wines and a selection of craft beers.
Disney Springs with NBA Experience
NBA Experience is officially opening at Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Resort on August 12. The state-of-the-art immersive experience will include interactive games and experiences.
Disney Skyliner takes flight
Disney Skyliner, a state-of-the-art gondola system, will soon transport guests across the sky in custom cabins at Walt Disney World.
The new system will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, as well as Disney’s Riviera Resort, scheduled to open in December.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom lights up at night
New nighttime experiences will come to life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. ‘Rivers of Light: We Are One’ on Discovery River will be updated to include dramatic new imagery and familiar animal characters. Pandora – The World of Avatar continues to come to life each night with bioluminescent fauna and flora.
More Marvel at Disney
During the Walt Disney Company’s quarterly earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that Disneyland will include more Marvel features, beyond Guardians of the Galaxy’s Mission: BREAKOUT!, which took over the Tower of Terror in 2017.
Earlier this year, Disney confirmed that a new immersive, interactive experience featuring Marvel’s Spider-Man is coming to Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney Studios at Disneyland Paris.
Both parks will feature the new attraction, named WEB, where guests can join the heroes in action.